Rest and Relax but don’t miss out!

 Rest and Relax but don’t miss out!

This layout was inspired by a layout made by my friend Jennifer Smith.  You can check her layout here.  The file for this does not open but I created my own and will share at the end.  Using the Make Waves Workshop Your Way, this is the first of three layouts I’m creating using the CTMH Cricut Cartridges, especially You Are Here.

This is done with the Make Waves Workshop Your Way plus some extra cardstock – Bashful, Pacifica, Charcoal, Vellum, Black, Willow, Emerald, Espresso, Lemon, and Glacier.  I used Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels to create the splatter effect on the papers.  You can make your own mist with our bottles which normally I do when I don’t want it to be shimmery.  I’ve run out of the pearl paint we used to sell to make it all shimmery and have yet to find a good replacement for it.  Any suggestions?

Here are some close ups of different elements:

Love the layers in here between the all the elements.  The clear Shimmer Brush adds some fun to the angel fish.  The eyes are done with Black Pearl Paint.

The Make Waves Shimmer trim is just amazing.  There are three different shades of the tropical blue-greens you see in the oceans down around Florida.  Use a piercing tool to put the crease the palm trees and ink to distress those edges  so they show up.  Such a simple way to give dimension to the leaves.

 

Scalloped Shells are made with Bashful and Pixie Cardstock (both on sale right now).  Shadowing in them is from the Bashful Shimmer Brush.   What I did not have pictures of is the added bling put on after the layouts were photographed.  I put the Bashful Pearls on the shells and used several of the  glitter gems from the Make Waves Sequins and Gems collection all through the layout.  It was the perfect finishing touch.

Design Space File: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/83770608

Note on this.  I create my layouts with all the cuts.  I don’t cut the square and rectangle pieces because I can cut them more economically with a straight edge cutter.  Just hide the pieces you don’t want to cut.

February things to keep in mind so you don’t miss out:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Hope this layout brings back some great memories of you being able to relax on an island vacation!  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

You Are the Sunshine Shakers

You Are The Sunshine Shakers

The February Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1802 Sunny Thoughts is a wonderful stamp set.  I had this vision of creating a shaker card with the sentiment “You are the Sunshine in My Pocket” with a sunshine shaker.   You can see why from the sentiments in this set:

I ended up creating a 2 cards for this, using two different options.   The first one was creating using the Design Space and the sunshine overlay from Artbooking.    Cut out the overlay at least 14-15 times to create the shaker.    The idea comes  from Jennifer Mcquire and some shaker ornaments she made.  She did hers with a die.  For mass production, I prefer using Design Space!

It’s a little tedious to glue all the layers together.  The look you get is well worth it.  You can make any image you want to cut out multiple times and make a great shaker from it.  Get the acetate from Staples in a box of transparencies.    They work great and are inexpensive. Cardstock is Black, Lemon, and Tangerine, all CTMH.  Fill with Queen and Company toppers.   Use a sponge dauber to swirl around Lemon ink on the sentiment to give it some depth and color.

The second shaker is made using Queen and Company’s sunburst foam card front and die:

The Making Waves  purple paper went on top with Lemon cardstock as the base.  The Lemon cardstock shows through like rays of sunshine and the yellow toppings added some bling and shake to it all.   The purple/white dots background and texture paper really makes the Lemon pop.  The large circle die from CTMH cuts the circle for the sentiment but you can use the circle from Art Philosophy (if you have it) or Access, and cut at 2.5″.  Distress the circle with Lemon ink and a sponge dauber.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Catch this sunshine of a stamp set.  It’s sure to brighten someone’s day.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!

Last 18 Hours – More Cricut, Basic Colors on sale 30-40% off!

Last 18 hours – More Cricut, Basic Colors on sale 30-40% off!

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  There are only 18 hours left.  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

 

We have the digital version of Cricut Hello series (USA, CANADA, and AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND) on sale for 30% off!  There are 20-60 layered images on each cartridge so each layered image is between  $0.59  – $0.89 each!  These images can be broken up for use so the cost per images is actually substantially less. You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the Hello USA Images here.

Check out the Hello Canada Images here.

Check out the Hello Australia/New Zealand Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code in the mail from CTMH.

Next up:

So much to choose from ! More D-Ring albums.  I have a few on hand where I store pages that need to go  into post bound albums.  I call them my “work in progress” albums.  Basic Palette Collection is featured today.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers/cardstock, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.

Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Ends in 4 Days:

Good through December 31, 2017. Click on image to view catalog online.

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Only 18 hours left on this great sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

 

 

 

 

 

Ends at Midnight! You Are Here Digitial Cricut Collection and MORE on sale!

Ends at Midnight!  You are Here Digital Cricut Collection And MORE On Sale!!

 

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

 

 

We have the digital version of Cricut You Are Here (a favorite of mine) on sale for 30% off!  There are 700 images on this cartridge so each image is less than $0.13 each!  You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the You Are Here Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code when you receive the rest of the bundle from CTMH.    In that bundle, you’ll get a combo pack of the Enchantment  Cardstock (value $14.50), as well as 3 – D sized stamp sets (value of  $53.85) – total value of $63 (more than what you are paying for the bundle itself!

Next up:

So much to choose from ! More albums in wonderful, neutral colors.  Whimsy Palette Collection is featured today.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers/cardstock, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Ends in 4 Days:

Good through December 31, 2017. Click on image to view catalog online.

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

Cricut Artistry Digital Collection and Enchantment Color Collection On Sale TODAY ONLY

Cricut Artistry Digital Collection and Enchantment Color Collection On Sale TODAY ONLY

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

We have the digital version of Cricut Artistry on sale for 30% off!  There are 700 images on this cartridge so each image is less than $0.13 each!  You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the Artistry Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code when you receive the rest of the bundle from CTMH.    In that bundle, you’ll get a combo pack of the Enchantment  Cardstock (value $14.50), as well as 3 – D sized stamp sets (value of  $53.85) – total value of $63 (more than what you are paying for the bundle itself!

Here are the other fantastic offerings with our albums (my favorite post-bound ones) and the Ink and Paper  from the Enchantment Color Palette!!  Be sure to take advantage of the great price points that are up to 40% off:

So much to choose from.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.  Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

Catching up with CardzTV

Catching up with CardzTV

It’s been a crazy busy month for me with three weekends of crop and then Thanksgiving.  Getting a headcold last week, certainly didn’t help.  My friend Mary at CardzTV is my featured guest artist as she has made some wonderful Christmas projects with the Cricut You Are Here Cartridge.  Mary is so creative and talented.  Here are the YouTubes to watch:


Don’t miss out the November Specials!  Here are the links:

  • S1711– Through the Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Purchase this set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, and you’ll get a fun layout kit for FREE as part of your Happy Mail goodies!  Best of all, this set is used for the upcoming Calendar Kit which you can purchase on Dec 1.   If you wait until December, the stamp set will only be available for $17.95. 
  • Just for Fun It’s our monthly special and super deal.  All of the Fundamental Papers, compliments, and ribbon are 30% OR 40% off if you get the bundles!  It does not get better than this.  These are selling fast and are available only while supplies last:
  • 20+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive your choice of a Fundamental Bundle for FREE, value of $48.69.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar 
  • Like My FB Page: Linda Creates 
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Enjoy these great tutorials by Mary from CardzTV. She’s amazing.

Noel Christmas Tunes Card

Noel Christmas Tunes Card

Have another guest artist from our Holiday Swap.  Valerie Jackson did a great job with the October Stamp of the Month – S1710 Christmas Tunes.  There are few different cards posted in the FB group showing how to use this stamp set.  I recreated the card:

 

 

Supplies needed to make:

Dimensions:

  • Black Cardstock – 5.5″x4.25″
  • Cranberry Cardstock – 5.25″ x 4.0″
  • White Daisy Cardstock – 5.0″ x 3.75″
  • Silver and Gold B&T of your choice – cut the same as the White Daisy.  Cut diagonally and adhere the bottom part of the White Daisy.

Directions:

  • Put the gold shimmer trim on the White Daisy panel before you put it on the card.
  • Stamp the image on the donut cricut cut.
  • Color in the berries and leaves with the Shin Touch markers.
  • Adhere the stamped piece to the wreath Cricut cut.
  • Add the bows.
  • Using 3D foam tape, pop up the wreath over the center of the card.  The gold shimmer trim should show through the center of the donut.
  • Add sequins.
  • Use the Stickles to accent over the colored berries, leaves, and in the center of the sequins.

This card is fast and would make a great Christmas card to make in bulk.  Fun elements without being work intensive.

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.   With the Design Space file and the October Stamp of the Month, you’ll be able to recreate this Christmas Card.  Have a wonderfully creative day!

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Hip Hip Hooray!

Hip Hip Hooray!

My friend, Mary,  from Cardz TV, created this awesome card with the CTMH You Are Here Cricut Cartridge!  Check it out.

This is my version of the card:

I created a design space file (hooray for this) for the card. https://design.cricut.com/#/design/71684812  

I used scraps to create this card.  No Worries paper (retired) and a birthday stamp set from CTMH that’s long retire but I love all the different sentiments so I’ve held on to it.  The hill is cut from a Lawn Fawn die.  The Cricut Cartridges are You Are Here and Wild Card.  The silver marker from CTMH’s Gold and Silver pens made the hubcaps, fenders, and handle.  Black Memento ink pad was used for stamping and the Heather ink pad for distressing the edges of the cloud and circle.

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Love this “Hip Hip Hooray Card” and Mary does an awesome.   I’d love to see what you create with it!

I’ll be Home…..

I’ll Be Home….

It seems very strange to be talking about Christmas right now but it’s only 2.5 months away!  Here’s a layout I created to be able to get working on getting some pages done. I made this for a team challenge that I gave to create something Christmas with the new “You Are Here” cartridge!  =)

You can only get the physical cartridge until we run out.  The other three add-ons are digital only.  I love that you get a full pack of our cardstock, which is now two toned.

The treas that have have what looks like the white overlay, are actually done in white glitter paper.   On the tree with the yellow star, I used Shimmer Brush to add some sparkle to it.

This house is so cute and one of two houses on the cartridge.  The white glitter paper give the illusion of snow.  I crossed the one set of trees to over lap the pages.  Put on the left side.  Trim.  Match up the pages and glue the remaining piece on to the left side.

The heart on the door shows love and going home for Christmas is exciting when you get to see friends and family who you haven’t seen for a bit.

To make this, you need:

October is a full of optimism!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Christmas Tunes is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Share A Smile is about Operation Smile.  It’s our monthly special and super cute!! Learn more about this stamp set, Punny Pals, the matching thin cuts, and the special card kit with printed directions HERE.  In addition, we have wonderful shirts that you can purchase showing your support!! Check them out HERE!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive the Share A Smile card kit, value of $48.69, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  I hope you can take the Design Space file and create your own “I’ll be Home For Christmas” layout.  I’d love to see what you create with it!

Tick Tock….it’s almost over! Do you have your entry?

Tick Tock…it’s almost over!! Do you have your entry?

 

Today is the last day and actually, we are into the last few hours of the Great Cricut Giveaway!!  Here’s my update:

I have the most amazing team and customers!!  We started this month off with 8800 points and we are over half way there.  I realize that with only 10 more hours to go, that it’s tough goal to reach, but I’m still working on it, sick and all.  82 more $50.00 orders to go (although ANY order helps out).  I need to do tallies and we may be at another $100 shopping spree!!  I just loving giving away things.  I know we’ll have a few other things to give away as well! I’m working on tallying up where we are at.  Super excited to have all these things to give away.   End goal??  I’d really love to do a random drawing for a Cricut Air 2 if we reach the 39000 mark!!

Mary from CardzTV:

I’ve recently partnered up with Mary from CardzTV.  If you don’t subscribe to this YouTube channel, you should.  She makes amazing cards and provides great tutorials.  Here’s her first tutorial on the CTMH You are Here Cartridge!!

I just love watching other people use CTMH products with other crafting products.  It really shows how versatile CTMH products are and how anyone can add them to their collection and use them with what you have!  There is no need to be exclusive to any one product.  If you order this today, the physical cartridge, you’ll get two entries to win a Cricut Air 2!

Speaking of the physical cartridge, it’s very important to let you know that Cricut is phasing out all physical cartridges, which makes me very sad.  So if you are operating on the earlier Circuts and are not using Design Space, you’ll need to get your physical cartridges from CTMH before they run out.  You can check and see which ones you can get here:

Check Out CTMH Cricut Collections

If you are looking for earlier collections, I do have a few left in my inventory.  Please contact me to see what I have left.

September is a stupendous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1709– Feeling Blessed is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for an entry to the Great Cricut Giveway as the company does not give me points.
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 4143 points to go.  82 more $50.00 orders.  7 more orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  5 -$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  My customers are the best!!  Oh, did I mention, you get Happy Mail too??
  • Join My Team  and receive the From the Heart card kit, value of $43.90, FREE.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post.  Time truly is truly running out.  There are only a few hours left before October 1 and it will be over!!  I appreciate you all and sure hope you can help out so we can give away a Cricut Air 2!!