S1508 Framed – Card 1

My first Stamp of the Month (SOM) for S1508 Framed was made using the FSM193 sketch:

FMS193 wm

Here is the sketch:FMS193I used the floral embossing folder on the juniper paper and sanded it.FMS193 2a wm

The images in the S1508 FramedLinda Aug SOM 2 Collage

The images from this stamp set are compatible with Cricut Artistry, our new Cricut Cartridge.  This month, if you purchase it from me, you’ll get the August SOM FREE along with FREE shipping.

Linda Artistry Collage

The flowers are cut from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, stamped, spritz with pearl mist, and layered with a sequins:

FMS193 4Super fun card to make and it will be in the Come and Play Card Buffet which you can do anytime we have Croptastic at my house or you can set up your own Come and Play Card Buffet for you and your friends!!FMS193 3 wm

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Challenges

As I’m getting ready for Convention and getting all the team gifts done, I squeaked in a few challenges to keep my creativity going! I’m posting up pics for the challenges but will complete posts later!

First is for SIP and this is their 2nd challenge. It was a color challenge that said “Christmas” to me (yes in July). I used the MM404 sketch!SIP3 MM404, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

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Mojo404

FMS193 was fun and you’ll see this post in August with the Stamp of the Month:

FMS193, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

FMS193

My last card was for the Cardabilities 126.  When I was done, I realized it met the SSS “We are going dotty!” Challenge!

Cardabilities 126, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Cardabilities 126, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

That’s all for now. Just needed to get the cards posted to play! I might be MIA next week as it’s our CTMH Convention!! Thanks for stopping by!

FMS191 – Card 1

I created this card “Wonderful” for FMS191 Challenge. I was making cards for a teacher’s gift (more on this later).  The FMS was perfect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
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It’s funny how you can see something from the sketch!

FMS191

FMS191

I used D1627 Your Own Kinds of Wonderful stamp set.  I did some 1st and 2nd generation of the butterflies.  I used Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue on the 2nd generation butterflies to pull out some of the color from the ink, giving the glitter glue a light blue water color effect.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
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I colored the butterflies with the ShinHan Touch Markers.  I used Wink of Stella Clear to add shimmer to the colored butterflies.  The stitching is a stamp (I love all stitching that can be done by stamps or dies!).  It was definitely fun to play in this challenge plus get some other things taken care of!

Wonderful Collage Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Wonderful Collage
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I used some sequins from the silver collection to finish the card off.  Thanks for stopping by to look!

FMS 190 Like You A Latte

Here’s my take on Freshly Made Sketches 190 (FMS 190): Like You A Latte!  It also works for the Heart2HeartChallenge – to create a man’s card.  I made this for my husband for Father’s Day.

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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All product are Close to My Heart except the Stickles I dug out a very old stamp set – Coffee Stain. We love all things coffee in our house so I tend to keep these sets long past their retirement date!  I used one of my favorites from the Seasonal Expressions, C1616 Treats of Friendship:

C1616 Treats of Friendshp Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

C1616 Treats of Friendshp
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Retired - B1316 Coffee Stain

Retired – B1316 Coffee Stain

 

I took Jackson Paper, Colonial White Card from the Value Pack, Cocoa paper, and Memento Cocoa ink.  Little distressing with ink, some Stickles, Enameled Hearts, and lots of random stamping:

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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FMS 190 Like You A Latte Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Here’s the Pinterest Collage:

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Collage Jackson Paper C1616 Treats of Friendship Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

FMS 190 Like You A Latte Collage
Jackson Paper
C1616 Treats of Friendship
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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FMS 187

FMS 187 is the cutest sketch!  I loved it and whipped out this super cute card:

FMS187 Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

FMS187
Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month
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I’ve been planning to play with both of these great stamp sets:  D1651 Wavy Blooms and D1653 Happy Everything (love this set and every one sold, a portion will be donated to Operation Smile!!).   This sketch allowed me to use both the sets!

FMS Final 187-001 web

Started off with the Taste of Summer paper pack….

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Close to My Heart
National Scrapbooking Month
CC1038
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Gotta love some coloring and 3D pop-up tape.

FMS187 Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

FMS187
Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month
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I added the bees and some glitter to their wings along with the flight path.  Doodled the edges a bit.  Tada = uber cute!!

FMS187 Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www,lindacreates.ctmh.com

FMS187
Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month
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Smiles and Happy Creating!

 

 

National Scrapbooking Month and a Taste of Summer

One of the best things in May is National Scrapbooking Month and a Taste of Summer.  To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, CTMH brought us these awesome papers called “A Taste of Summer”!  The colors are absolutely amazing!!

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You can see the vibrancy and who doesn’t love fruit!  Enjoy this paper, CC1038, for $8.95 or $11.00 after s/h/t.

pic of papers

We have a matching stamp set, CC1039 Taste of Summer, with the cutest fruits and sayings on it.  The set is compatible with our exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artiste!  The set is $17.95 ($21.00 after s/h/t).

stamp images

Here’s a cute card I made with both the Taste of Summer Papers and Stamp Set.  I used the FMS 184 as the template to create it.

TOS Card 1 WMFMS184

This card will be in the upcoming Come and Play Card Buffets!  I used our Pink Glitter Paper, the Cricut Artiste to cut the sentiment tag out, and the “rock and roll” ink technique on the stamps to create the variegated color on the strawberries.  Add some distressing with a sponge on the tag to add depth. I mounted it on black cardstock because it really sets of the vibrancy of the colors in the Taste of Summer paper!   I love working with these colors especially after such a long winter.  They make me smile!

TOS Card Collage 1 WM

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FMS 182 and a sneak peak!

I am loving the Freshly Made Sketches blog!  I just created this card with FMS 182 and the upcoming special papers from Close to My Heart (the best thing about being a consultant is getting the new stuff early!)  While there is a stamp set to match this paper, I dug into my stash to create this card, using an older Stamp of the Month.  The sketch and my card:

FMS Final 182-001 FMS 182 ToS WM

I used our Shin Han Touch markers (love) along with my favorite glitter pens, Spica!  I used some of our new washi tape to create the green boarder between the two different papers (front and back of the same paper).  I so enjoy the bright colors of summer time.  I had this great stamp set with different hanging fruits and cute sayings.  I took the peach stamp, used our archival black ink, let it dry, and used the markers to color it it.  I added the glitter with the Spica glitter pens (does not show up well with the pictures)

FMS 182 ToS WM Collage

Fun, fun to do a quick create!  Coloring is something I really enjoy doing.

Hugs and Happy Creating!

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Thinking of You with FMS!

I created this “Thinking of You” sympathy card with the New Freshly Made Sketches Challenge 181.  I loved the challenge and I needed something that is simple and elegant.  I’ve lost a good friend, a grandmother, and my Dad since March 22, 2015.  I have a lot of cards to get mailed out to express my condolences.   Here’s the sketch and my card:

FMS181Sympathy Card 2I put this together with the new Blossom Paper Pack and stamp set C1605 – Happy To Be Friends. I really like this stamp set because it covers so many different occasions.

Sympathy Card collage wmI used Smoothie paper and the Floral Embossing Folder (Z1994) to create the base.  I sanded the paper with sand paper after running it through the embosser (I use the Cuttlebug to for embossing) the background.  It gives a nice distressed look.  I layered my stamped image on the Blossom paper.   I used Smoothie and Pear inks to create the floral swag.  I used second generation stamping to create the light and dark flowers and leaves.  I used Chocolate ink to stamp the sentiments and to do some direct to paper distressing.  I finished off with some Stickles  and our new Ocean sequins!

I was very pleased with the outcome!  How about you??

Happy Creating!

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Freshly Made Sketches Doodle Designs

When I saw Freshly Made Sketches #178, I knew that I had the best stamp sets to use for it.  I needed to make a swap card for the Seasonal Expressions 2 (aka SE2 to be released April 1, 2015 to customers) which is due in 2 weeks!  So super excited to get inspiration from this challenge so I can knock this card set out.  Happiness is “A Little Magic”!

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/03/freshly-made-sketches-178.html

http://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2015/03/freshly-made-sketches-178.html

D1648 - Snapshot Memories A1170 - Doodle Design FMS #178 Design

D1648 – Snapshot Memories
A1170 – Doodle Design
FMS #178 Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, I’ve been making several cards with A1170 – Doodle Design, a stamp set from the SE1!  (Reminder – SE1 retires nine days so you are down to the last chance to get these awesome papers packs and embellishments.) I love using the doodled circle to go around other stamps.  Doodle Design goes well with the “magic” saying from D1648 – Snapshot Memories which is in the SE2 so you get a bit of a sneak peak as well!

FMS CASE SE2 Magic 2 wmI was looking to make a simple white on white card with just a little bit of color to set things off.   I used the dark purple glitter paper from Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper Pack, x562 Lagoon Paper for the pennant, Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy to cut out the circle (at 2.5″) and the pennants, and Z1979 Marvey Uchida LePen Journal Pen for the doodling.  It needed some bling so I added some Purple Glitter Gems Z1936.  It’s a simple card with just a bit of color for the FKS #178 Challenge

D1648 Snapshot Memories A1170 Doodle Design www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

D1648 Snapshot Memories
A1170 Doodle Design
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Fun to create and a new card for the Come and Play Card Buffet!  This class is offered at my home and at crops!  =)

Happy Creating!

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