Travel Activity Book

Travel Activity Book

I found this wonderful Travel Activity Book from my friend Ginni Candelera.  I got the workshop directions and when I realized I was running out of time to cut and make it before we departed from Maryland, I reached back out and was so blessed she had one kit left.  When SG went off on her first backpacking trip, I worked hard to get it done!   Here are a few of the pages to show you how cool it is.

The workshop uses the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack which is scheduled to retire here in a few weeks.   The Cricut Cuts are from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (over 700 images on this).  We are driving all around Oregon over the next several days and this book has provided a great deal of entertainment for us.  The album is a “Everyday Life” album.

 

Here’s a quick YouTube I made showing some more of the pages.  Ginni has created a very fun book that is invaluable to anyone taking road trips with older kids (and even adults) to help pass the time:

 

More pages to come in later blog posts!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Travel Activity Book as we move around Oregon!  =)

You Are Here

You Are Here

Here’s a card using the Fresh Air paper and some of the new stamps available in the SE2.  The set I used works with the “You Are Here” Cricut Cartridge.  The Design Space file is included in the post.  The US is cut from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  The stamping done in Espresso along with the distressing around the edges of the map.

The sentiment above is in the You Are Here cartridge.  Below is using the font on the cartridge.  I cut it out three times, gluing the different layers.  The bottom layer is cut from the Espresso cardstock and offset to look like a shadow.  The technique is great, looks fantastic, but I don’t recommend it for mass production!  It might be drive you a little insane.

This is the stamp set, D1778 US Vacation used:

This is the Fresh Air Paper Pack:

Free Design Space File:

Design Space File:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/91675136

June things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  You are here and I’m so glad you are.here.   Have a creative day!

Free Postcard Perfect Workshop Guides

Free Postcard Perfect Workshop Guides

The Postcard Perfect Collection is amazing and to help you use it, I have two amazing workshop guides that you can get free when you order the Postcard Perfect products.  These guides will help you have either a 5 Layout (10 pages) from Kelly or 8 layouts (16 pages from Studio Sus).  For every $25.00 of product you purchase, you get one of these guides for free!

Kelly’s Workshop

Here’s a layout from Kelly (Design Space files included so you don’t have to create these).

I think the layout is amazing, right?  Look at all the amazing elements.  You’ll need the following supplies to create the workshop:

  • G1143: Postcard Perfect Paper Pack $14.95
  • CC5183 Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock $9.95 (includes 2 yellow, 2 sunset orange, 2 mint, 2 peacock blue, 2 bashful, 2 white daisy)
  • CC5184 Postcard Perfect Stamp set $17.95
  • Z3365 Gold Foil Paper $6.95
  • Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon $4.95
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock (For background pages and extras) $9.50/24 (need 10 extra + for stamping)
  • Z2809, Z2849, Z2852, Z2841, Z2808, Z2865, Z2805Tangerine, Peacock, Poppy, Glacier, Lemon, and juniper Ink $7.95/ea.
  • Various blocks for stamping, foam tape, pop dots
  • **The buffalo plaid embossing folder was used on Layout 3. This item is no longer available and so I recommend that customers either use their consultant’s folder or sub out another embossing folder. There are many wonderful styles still available that would look beautiful here.
  • Z1375 Kraft Cardstock (for Cricut Cuts)
  • Design Space with:
    • CTMH Flower Market
    • CTMH Artistry
    • CTMH You Are Here
    • Basic shapes in Design Space **The ships wheel and the porthole are custom designs created using CTMH images, fonts and basic shapes and are included.

Studio Sus Workshop:

For the Studio Sus workshop, you’ll create 8 amazing layouts (16 pages) using Espresso as the base pages for the layouts.  Here’s an example of one of the pages:

For this workshop, here are the supplies you need:

  • Postcard Perfect Paper Pack #CC5181 $14.95
  • Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock pack (full pack $9.95) half pack #CC5183 $4.98
  • (12) pieces of Espresso Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #Z5951 $7.20
  • Beautiful Friendship Bows #Z4195 $5.95
  • Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $4.95
  • Documented Dots #Z4177 $3.95
  • Basic Ovals Thin Cuts #Z3318 $12.95
  • Block Alphabet Thin Cuts #Z3386 $65.95
  • Block Numbers Thin Cuts #Z4159 $29.95
  • This & That stamp set #C1667 $13.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Black #Z3271 $8.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Canary #Z2643 $7.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Bashful #Z2819 $7.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Glacier #Z2841 $7.95
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
  • Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)

Postcard Perfect is an amazing special to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with.  Come crop this weekend for free at my CropTastic on Sunday – 12-9pm.   I hope you enjoy these two options for scrapbooking workshops.  Cardmaker?  No worries, I have a workshop for this as well.  =)

Sunshine Thank You

Sunshine Thank You

Wow, what a crazy flash sale and I’m so glad to see so many take advantage of a great sale.  Creating this Sunshine Thank You was so much fun and easy too.  Using Design Space and an overlay from ArtBooking and the February SOM Sunshine Thoughts, you are ready to go.

The overlay actually has a sun on it.  Do have the stamp pop out, it’s covered up.  Using Black on this layout, the bright Tangerine and Lemon cardstock really stands out.

Use 3D Foam tap to give dimension to the card and have the sentiment pop up.

Use a variety of sequins to add a little bling to the card.  They are CTMH’s Gold Sequins and Queen and Comp’s yellow sequins from her topper collections.  The February SOM S1802 Sunny Thoughts has great sentiments for both scrapbooking and cardmaking:

 

Purchase the February SOM for $5.00 (with a $50.00 order) and get this free Card Kit, cut and ready to stamp!

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  You all make my business and I’m grateful for you.  You are the sunshine thank you!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

TODAY only ALL Physical Cricut Cartridge Sale

Today only -ALL  Physical Cricut Cartidge Sale

All of the CTMH Cricut Cartridges are on sale!  =)  Can you say amazing!!  $69.30 each!  That’s 30% off!  There are 700 images on each cartridges which means it’s $0.10/images.  In Design Space, you can pay $0.99 and up for an image!!  If you don’t have these cartridges, you can’t miss out on this deal!

Did you see the Liquid Glass for $5.57 vs $8.00?  Another must have in your crafting supplies!

Check out the Ribbon Bundle,  Mini Stapler Bundle (if you love my Studio Sus Workshop, you need to have this one), Glitter Paper Bundle (our glitter paper cuts the best in the Cricut) and other tools.

Check out the “Reflection” pattern guide.  If you are starting out scrapping or looking for great ideas, this is the must have book for you.   Need some bling? Look at the “All about the Gold” Bundle.

Carousel bundle for $80.19!  Scrapbook bundles, page protectors and more!  Amazing deals today until 5:00 pm EST!!

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have fun with the Cricut Cartridges Sale plus all the other goodies in this Flash Sale.  Remember, it’s today only.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

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.