Convention Highlights

Convention is crazy fun busy!! Here are a few pictures of highlights!!  First I got to travel first class as a surprise from my honey!

20150708_085655Catching up with team members:20150708_15152720150708_18211920150709_103533

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Celebrating 15 years with CTMH!  You get this beautiful pin!20150710_193838

 

Winning #1 Team Sales for 100-250 Team Members:20150710_21593120150710_123937

Hugs and Kisses from Minnie and Mickey!!

 

 

Join my team and come join the fun with us in Disney World next year!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Blossom Layout

I really enjoyed putting the family pictures during our CTMH Hawaii trip down on this Blossom layout. I’m always taking the pictures therefore, not in the pictures.Blossom Scrapbook Layout - Linda Creates www.lindacreates.com

One of the best things about Disney is their photo pass and being able to get family pictures this way!

Blossom Scrapbook Layout - Linda Creates www.lindacreates.com

Adding Pearl Stickles to the Blossom Compliments created dimension and color.  I used Wink of Stella on the stickers as well.  I added the pain in the center of the sequins as well.

Blossom Scrapbook Layout - Linda Creates www.lindacreates.com

Using 3D foam tape. I popped up the title:

Blossom Scrapbook Layout - Linda Creates www.lindacreates.comAnd the journaling:Blossom Scrapbook Layout - Linda Creates www.lindacreates.com

We’ll be meeting on July 18th to crop. While it’s too late to order in the Blossom workshop, I have one card workshop and can still make a few scrapbooking ones up based on what I have on hand. Contact me directly: info@lindacreates.com!

Thanks for stopping by!

July SOM Life is Wonderful

July’s SOM (Stamp of the Month) is Life is Wonderful.   Here’s my first card featuring this set:S1507 Life is Wonderful, Bokeh Technique, Close to My Heart, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I really love the fonts used in the set.  I created the bokeh background with Pear, Lagoon, and Smoothie inks along with Daisy White pigment ink.

S1507 Life is Wonderful, Bokeh Technique, Close to My Heart, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I heat embossed “Wonderful” and took a few stamps from another set D1627 “Your Own Kind of Wonderful” for the butterflies:

S1507 Life is Wonderful, Bokeh Technique, Close to My Heart, Linda Creates ~ Linda CalerI did the corner with Pear Cardstock dry embossed with the  folder.   For the butterflies,  I inked part of the stamp with one color and the rest of the stamp with another color.  I used both first and second generation images.  I heat embossed the outline in black.

S1507 Life is Wonderful, Bokeh Technique, Close to My Heart, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I used another stamp set D1651″Wavy Blooms” for the flower.  Used ShinHan Touch makers for the coloring.  Added Wink of Stella to the flowers and butterflies.

The sayings are useful in a number of different life events:

S1507 SOM images

In July, best of all, with a $25.00 purchase, you get D1507 “Life is Wonderful” for FREE with the Jump On It Campaign!!!  Happiness!!

S1507 Life is Wonderful, Bokeh Technique, Close to My Heart, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

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You Are

“You Are” is actually my 4th card from S1506 Ice Cream Dream!  I really love this stamp set and need to get a move on it to get all the art I’ve done posted for you!

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used S1506 Ice Cream Dreams – I love the font on the sentiments in this set.

S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I did the banner on both the inside and outside of the card.

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Colored in the ice cream and the cone with the watercolor pencils.

"You Are" S1506 Ice Cream Dreams Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

“You Are” S1506 Ice Cream Dreams
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used our glue pen to trace the lighter stripes down the background paper and covered it with prisma glitter.  I used Wink of Stella on the ice cream.

June Stamp Of The Month S1506 Ice Cream Dream

June Stamp Of The Month
S1506 Ice Cream Dream

S1506 Ice Cream Dream is a set you can use over and over because ice cream never goes out of style!!  Get your set today for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!!  In addition, when you place an online order, you’ll get a free stamp set that I mail you from my stash!  It’s a Win Win!!  Check it out!!

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My Crush Bluebird

My Crush Bluebird Book is delight and fun.  The color family – blues, purples, and greens – invites a calming and enjoyable mood to celebrate relationship.

My Crush Bluebird Book Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

The Bluebird book has two assortments to work with:

My Crush Bluebird Book Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird Book
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

The stamp set, B1432 Love This, is simple and fun.  Since I enjoy coloring, it’s one of my favorites!  Best of all with the Summer Crush Special this month, you can get this set free when you choose My Crush Bluebird with one of the above assortments.  Free = Fun!

My Crush Bluebird B1342 Love This Summer Crush Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

My Crush Bluebird B1342 Love This
Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush Close to My Heart My Crush Books Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Summer Crush
Close to My Heart
My Crush Books
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

 

 

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and June 30, 2015, and I’ll send you a stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  All you do is place your order and make sure you are in the “June Online Orders” gathering.  You’ll get a surprise in your mailbox!!  Everyone loves fun mail!  Another possible bit of fun: Order $100.00 and you could win a $100 shopping spree!

Smiles, Hugs, and Happy Creating

 

FMS191 Card 2

I did a second design using FMS191 because I loved the way the first card turned out.  I wanted two different designs for the gift I was making.

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191 Linda Creates ~ Linda

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191
Linda Creates ~ Linda

There is a 2nd challenge from Simon Says Stamp to use our favorite Ranger products. I used the Tim Holtz Distressing inks – Faded Jeans to do a rubbed on/direct to paper technique.

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191 Linda Creates ~ Linda

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191
Linda Creates ~ Linda

I changed the matting color on this card to Thistle because the panel blended into the Outdoor Denim too much.

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191 Linda Creates ~ Linda

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191
Linda Creates ~ Linda

Same with coloring in the butterflies.  I changed this. I opted to stamp in the Outdoor Denim dye based ink  and cover with Stickles.  The dye base ink allows bleeding from the image into the Ranger Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue (another must have). I wanted to get a watercolored look with the Stickles.

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191 Linda Creates ~ Linda

Wonderful Card 2 FMS191
Linda Creates ~ Linda

Add a few pearl embellishments from my stash.  Just loved making this card!  It’s so cool to see how you can use the same sketch and get two different looking cards by changing the background technique and how you embellish or color!

FMS191

FMS191

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Flip for the Flap

Flip flaps make your scrapbooking life so much easier!  I have several on this Jackson WOTG layout.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

This allows me to fit as many pictures in as I can without creating additional layouts.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Flip Flaps Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Flip Flaps
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Flip flaps are an inexpensive way to add interaction and creativity to your layouts without spending additional money creating more layouts to accommodate the number of pictures you have or want to include.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Flip Flaps Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Flip Flaps
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I offer a $6.00 class for this at my crops or at crops I vend at.  I’m available to help you out during the crops as you learn to use flip flaps.

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG Flip Flaps Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 2 WOTG
Flip Flaps
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and June 30, 2015, and I’ll send you a stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  All you do is place your order and make sure you are in the “June Online Orders” gathering.  You’ll get a surprise in your mailbox!!  Everyone loves fun mail!  Another possible bit of fun: Order $100.00 and you could win a $100 shopping spree!

Hugs, smiles, and happy creating!

 

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site: www.lindacreates.com
blog: www.lindacreates.net
Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

 

Jackson WOTG

Jackson Workshop on the Go(G1091) – June 13, 2015 – 12:00 – 3:00

This is a great way to get your scrapbooking done.  The featured kit for June is Jackson!  The colors in these layouts are great for any season and many different events.  My layouts will be up soon. Orders need to be in by June 3 , 2015.
Layout 1:

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My version:

Jackson Layout 1 WOTG Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 1 WOTG
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Layout 2:

Alt layout for Jackson

Please note that my layouts will use additional stamps and supplies in addition to the WOTG materials.  You can purchase the minimal kit to participate all the way up to a “get it all”.  I will use other items, like flip flaps, other embellishments, and items for techniques, are not included in the “get it all”.  Some items for doing techniques are available to use at workshop. Orders for this must be received by June 3, 2015 to place orders.

Your Options (you buy through Paypal and I’ll place the actual order):

Basic: Paper Pack and Coordinating Compliments ($15.00 plus s/h/t) = $18.00 (plus your free crop valued at $10.00)
Step It Up (SIU): the above with the Coordinating Assortment ($22.00 plus s/h/t) = $26.00
WOTG: Paper packet, stamp set, extra cardstock, assortment, extra embellishments, and instructions ($30.00 plus s/h/t) = $35.00 (please note that the WOTG does not include the Coordinating Compliments).
Whole Kit and Caboodle (WKC): WOTG kit plus Coordinating Compliments ($35.00 plus s/h/t) = $40.00


Options



On this layout, I used the 4″x6″ flip flaps, the mini assortment of flip flaps, and My Crush Wildwood assortment.  These items are not included in the workshop.  They are available to purchase at the workshop.

You can join this class until June 3.  There are 4 spaces left.  See below for the list of supplies you need to bring to the class.
Additional Supplies You Need:

Paper Trimmer
Adhesive of your choice
Scissors
3-D Foam Tape
Glue Dots
Journaling Pens
Pictures
Flip Flaps

Ice Cream Dream June SOM

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream with the Ice Cream Dream stamp set!  June’s Stamp of the Month (SOM) is S1506 – Ice Cream Dream.  I enjoy coloring and this set allows me to spend some time doing this.  Here’s one of the cards I’ve created using a sketch from “Take Ten” magazine from Stampington and Company.

Ice Cream Dream S1506 June SOM - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Ice Cream Dream S1506
June SOM – CTMH
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

X7196B Blossom is the paper I used for this card.  Just love how “summery” it looks.  I used the Sunset reinker with acrylic paint to color in the ice cream.  ShinTouch Markers for the cone, layering the color to get my shading.

ICD Card 1b wmSome doodling and glitter gems for bling.  Make for a fun, fast card (short of the paint drying).  We’ll add it to the Come and Play Card Buffet!

ICD Card 1a wmIt’s a very cute set.  Everyone in our family loves ice cream. Even our dogs love ice cream!  We have an ice cream truck that comes to our neighborhood in the summer.  This set is S1506 and $17.95 if you purchase it outright.  With a $50.00 purchase you’ll get it for $5.00 (plus an extra goodie for me)!

Ice Cream Dream S1506 June SOM - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Ice Cream Dream S1506
June SOM – CTMH
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used the “Oh My Happy” from the Operation Smile Set D1653 Happy Everything – $3.00 from the purchase price goes to fund Operation Smile.  It takes $240.00 to provide an operation for a child in need!  My goal is to sell 80 of these sets to provide one smile for a child between now and August 31!!  Get yours now!

Happy Everything D1653 - Operation Smile Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Happy Everything
D1653 – Operation Smile
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and June 30, 2015, and I’ll send you a stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  All you do is place your order and make sure you are in the “June Online Orders” gathering.  You’ll get a surprise in your mailbox!!  Everyone loves fun mail!  Another possible bit of fun: Order $100.00 and you could win a $100 shopping spree!

Hugs, Smiles, and Happy Creating!

site: www.lindacreates.com blog: www.lindacreates.net Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

site: www.lindacreates.com
blog: www.lindacreates.net
Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

 

 

 

 

Jackson is the name of the game!

Jackson is my featured paper pack for June.  On June 13, we’ll be doing the Jackson WOTG from 12-3pm, followed by a crop until 9pm.  You still have a day to sign up!

1506-maincarousel-jackson-paper-usThe colors in Jackson are all about being outdoors.  They are gender neutral.  Best of all, not only do you have the coordinating compliments and assortment designed to match the Jackson paper pack,  you have all the addition embellishments from the My Crush Wildwood and My Crush In The Pink which work extremely well!

Jackson and My Crush In The Pink Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson and My Crush In The Pink
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Jackson and My Crush Wildwood Close to My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson and My Crush Wildwood
Close to My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My upline took the above pictures to show how well the My Crush embellishments work.  The pink “Bubbly” and blue “Brave” enameled shapes  are in the Seasonal Expressions.  Just love how our other products can be pulled in to use with Jackson’s papers.

Here is the Jackson WOTG although to participate in the WOTG, you have a few purchasing options.  You can check them out here.

Jackson WOTG Linda Creates ~Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson WOTG
Linda Creates ~Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

My layouts:

Jackson Layout 1 WOTG Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 1 WOTG
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 1 WOTG Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Layout 1 WOTG
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

In my layouts, I use flip flaps (4×6 and small assortment), the Jackson Picture My Life Cards, and some stenciling techniques to create a background.

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and June 30, 2015, and I’ll send you a stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  All you do is place your order and make sure you are in the “June Online Orders” gathering.  You’ll get a surprise in your mailbox!!  Everyone loves fun mail!  Another possible bit of fun: Order $100.00 and you could win a $100 shopping spree!

Smiles, hugs, and happy creating!

site: www.lindacreates.com blog: www.lindacreates.net Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

site: www.lindacreates.com
blog: www.lindacreates.net
Shop: www.lindacreates.ctmh.com