Clearance makes great gifts!

Clearance makes great gifts!

Have you checked out the clearance section?  There are some mini albums there.   Using the wonderful Picture My Life Cards from the Holiday Expressions, you can make these cute gifts for friends and family.  Even teachers or co-workers.   One of my downline, Noreen, created these awesome albums.  Great gifts for sure.


I love shopping well and being able to have creative gifts for everyone.

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’d love to see what you create with all the fun clearance!

Florence Mini Album and Flash Sale starts

Here’s a Florence mini album using the My Creations Kraft 3 Ring Album (all products used are provided at the end of the post):

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Don’t you just love the way it turned out.  I took a zillion pictures!!  The clusters of the Florence Compliments, Florence Sequins, and the Rose Gold Foil Tape just make this album stand out.

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See how cute those are?  I have to admit when we first came out with the compliments I was a little unsure of them.  I really like creating the clusters and the added versatility of the product because it can be used for all crafts – scrapbooking, cardmaking, and paper crafting.  It’s not limited and this is really nice.

On the front, there is a little pocket with some inserts.  If it’s used as a gift, you can add a few notes to your friend.  If you are personally using it, note what’s inside the album when it’s on display.

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You can see the Rose Gold Foil Tape just adds the perfect touch to the album cover.   When the book is opened, it looks like this.

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Another larger pocket on the inside cover.   In the Florence Paper Pack, you’ll see that you get one sheet of Picture My Life cards.  That sheet is cut up and the cards are used as inserts into the pocket on the cover of the album and in this pocket.  You can use the page protects designed for the Everyday Life Calendar in this album!

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The back of the album is simple.

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I think this Florence Mini Album turned out spectacular and I have to thank my friend April Smith for the wonderful inspiration.

Flash Sale will start today at 5:00pm EDT!!  Don’t forget to get online and check out the bundles and deals:

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Supplies used:


Charlotte Tissue Box cover

I got this every cute tissue box cover from my friend April Smith as a surprise.  I love it!

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She used Charlotte papers and “Our Story” Picture My Life Cards.


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These are the sides of the box.  The gold Treasured Puffies are super cute accents along with the blue enameled gems for the centers of the flowers.


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The dimension on the box cover are 6.5″ x 6.5″ with a 1″ score lines completely around the end.  You’ll fold, then trim the corner, just that one 1″ so you can fold and adhere the sides to form the top.

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What a fun way to decorate a plain tissue box.  I like that you can match your decor or in my case, showcase a featured paper or product.  It’s another fantastic use for extra Picture My Life cards as well.   Everyone needs a tissue box cover!

Thanks for stopping by!

Planners, planners!

It seems that everyone is getting on the planning bandwagon and offering planners! I’m super excited about this one coming up for release December 1, 2016. I’m actually hoping it will be here sooner!

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Take a look at the awesomeness of it!  I love that we’ll have page protectors to put things in.  Looks like the Picture My Life cards (similar to Project Life cards) will fit in there.  Here’s a list of what’s coming:

Everyday Life™ Planner System

We are thrilled with the buzz surrounding the upcoming Everyday Life™ planner system that we announced at our Australasia Convention earlier this month. The Everyday Life line introduces multiple products that work together seamlessly to create a planner, a My Crush book, or a product of your own creation!

  • It all starts with the Everyday Life album ($10.95 USD/$13.25 CAD), a beautiful, black three-ring album with gold foil design that measures 9 3/8” x 8 ¼”. This album size makes the album multi-purpose, allowing you to decide what you put in it. To fill up your album, the Everyday Life line will also include:
  • The Everyday Life 2016 planner pages ($15.95 USD/$18.95 CAD): 154 planner pages, 12 monthly dividers with tabs, a pocket folder page, a designed page finder, and four sheets of stickers. With monthly and weekly spreads and printed dates, these pages have all the features you need to stay organized—and look good doing it!
  • Everyday Life Perfect Plan roller stamp ($8.95 USD/$10.50 CAD): This fun and functional roller stamp coordinates perfectly with the label stickers, enabling you to customize your planner even further.
  • My Crush® Everyday Life pages ($7.95 USD/$9.50 CAD): A set of 60 double-sided, gorgeous My Crush pages. These pages can be used on their own to create a beautiful My Crush book, or they can be combined with the planner pages to give you more room in your planner for preserving your memories while giving your planner even more flair.
  • Everyday Life Washi Tape ($3.95 USD/$4.50 CAD): because every My Crush book needs a good washi for attaching photos and other memorabilia to your pages.
  • Memory Protectors ($6.95 USD/$7.95 CAD): we’re introducing two new styles of pocket memory protectors sized to fit into the Everyday Life album. One will have two 4” x 6” pockets, the other four 4” x 3” pockets. Use these to add your favorite Picture My Life™ cards and photos into the mix!

Altogether, the Everyday Life line gives you ultimate flexibility in creating a planner/My Crush book/pocket album uniquely customized to you. Best of all, since we know that the time to buy planners is now, we will not be waiting until the release of Seasonal Expressions 1 to make these products available to you and your customers; instead, we’ll be making them available as soon as we have them. We anticipate most of these items to be available late November (please pretty please!), with the exception of the washi tape, which will be available mid-December.

To add even more excitement, we’ll also be offering a discounted bundle for purchasing the album, planner pages, and roller stamp together. This bundle will have its own item number and will give you and your customers these innovative and exciting products for just $29.95 USD/$35.95 CAD—a 15% discount off the retail value!

We love this new product line and we know you are going to love it, too. We’ll be sharing more information and images about the Everyday Life line and the discounted planner bundle in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

Interested in this planner??!!! Contact me to by November 18 to be on the wait list for when this becomes available to us (date of release to be determined) and you’ll get a special gift from me. I’m super stoked about this planner!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Scaredy Cat – not so scared

Don’t pass over Scaredy Cat paper if you don’t celebrate Halloween!  I’ve done a few layouts with Scaredy Cat to show how versatile the paper can be!

SC LO3 WMBy using the reverse side of the B&T (Background and Texture) paper, you have patterns not specific to Halloween.  You are able to create layouts which use beautiful fall colors included in the paper pack, yet not a whiff of Halloween!!  I used Laughing Lola Picture My Life cards to create some of the accents and journal blocks; Used the CTMH Exclusive Cricut Cartridges to make the titles, and Magic to create the below interactive part of the page!



I really  love the Magic book because it shows you how to add so many different interactive components to your pages!  It’s always fun to see someone’s face when they discover the secret to the page!

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