Central Park Workshops

Central Park Workshop

Supplies Needed:

Central Park WYW Kit (includes extra CS, Sequins, Complements & Stickers)
Central Park Coordinating CS Pack + 1 Extra Pacifica CS
Z2060- Thin 3D Foam Tape
Mini Glue Pen, Tombow, or adhesive of your choice
Journaling Pen
• Cricut – Cutting 2 Circles so any cartridge or Design Space image

The Central Park Collection:

There are lots of fun products to create.  The colors are excellent for trips to the park, hiking, any outdoor time, water parks, and more.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you enjoy the Central Park collection!  Have a creative day!

Making Memories

Making Memories

While I’m here at the CTMH Convention making memories, I’m sharing this great layout using the Fresh Air Workshop Your Way and the Studio Sus Workshop.

Because I’m going to use these layouts to scrap pictures from our Appalachian Trail Adventures last year, I really enjoyed getting these layouts done.  These adventures with Aunt Lauren are a once in a lifetime adventure as she does not plan to hike the trail again.  Too much humidity for her!

The Picture My Life cards that you can cut out from one of the papers in the kit provide some great titles and journaling spots.   “Real Authentic Family Memories” with the word “Escape” through it, works so well because out on the trail, it’s real, it’s an escape, and we created some awesome family memories this way.

“Making Memories” is cut from the Thin Cut Alphabet.   Use the Fresh Air Compliments to make layers or clusters in different areas.   I used a number of different embellishments that I had around.  I love scrapping from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Take some time this summer to celebrating making memories.  Time comes and goes fast.

Do You Know The Colors Of The Rainbow?

Do You Know The Colors Of The Rainbow?

“Do You Know The Colors Of The Rainbow?” is a song done by Signing Times (a great series to teach kids sign language) that just sticks in your head.  I was humming it while making this wonderful workshop from Studio Sus:

This one just makes my heart happy inside with the bright colors.  Best of all most of the product used in this workshop is on sale!  Best deal right?

 

This workshop is a nice mix of scrapbooking, cardmaking, with some stamping and thin cuts if you choose to do so.

You can purchase the supplies and share/split with a friend.  A few of these cards will make it to the card buffet.  You probably have a lot of the supplies needed hanging around in your craft room.  And if you’ve been doing the workshop from Studio Sus with me, you’ve got a lot of the non-consumable supplies already or have an alternative you’ve been using.  =)

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Rainbow’ Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

– Half package Rainbow Cardstock Bundle (full package $7.45) #CC61810 $3.73 (June 2018 – denotes on sale June 2018 only)
– (4) white daisy card bases and envelopes (50 ct. value pack $14.95) #X254 $1.20
– (7) pieces of Black Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #1386 $4.20
– (5) pieces of White Cardstock (24 sheet pack $9.50) #1385 $2.00
– (1) piece of Gold Foil Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3365 $2.32
– (1) piece of Gold Glitter Paper (3 sheet pack $6.95) #Z3238 $2.32
– Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $4.95
– Black and White Dots #Z3314 $3..95
– Black and Gold Ribbon #Z3197 $6.95
– Gold Arrow Clips #Z3379 $6.95
– Tangerine Swiss Dot Ribbon #CC61817 $1.85 (June 2018)

Additional Supplies used:

– ‘Be A Rainbow’ stamp set #D1813 $17.95 (June 2018)
– Acrylic Blocks in appropriate sizes
– ‘Block Alphabet’ Thin Cuts #Z3386 $65.95
– ‘Block Numbers’ Thin Cuts #Z4159 $29.95
– ‘Basic Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z3317 $12.95
– ‘Stitched Hearts’ Thin Cuts #Z4182 $10.95
– ‘A Big Thank You’ Thin Cuts #Z4174 $19.95
– Rose Embossing Folder #Z3343 $8.95
– Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z3171 $8.95
– Pansy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2804 $7.95
– Pacifica Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2892 $7.95
– Willow Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2807 $7.95
– Lemon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2808 $7.95
– Tangerine Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2809 $7.95
– Cranberry Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z2816 $7.95
– Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
– Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)
– Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $9.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
– 3-D Foam Tape #Z1151 $5.95 and other adhesive of choice
– Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)

The second to last card is this.  I did not create the last card because I do not have the thin cut yet to make it.  Too excited to share this workshop to wait:

Isn’t this just the BEST card?  I hope you enjoyed seeing all the colors of the rainbow in these projects!  Enjoy your day and I hope it’s creative!

 

 

Appalachian Trail and Fresh Air

Appalachian Trail and Fresh Air

You can get two better topics together with the Appalachian Trail and Fresh Air paper.  It’s really an awesome “marriage”.  I’ve started working on our jaunts from last summer to see parts of the AT when my sister hiked it.  This layout is from the Studio Sus Fresh Air Workshop Guide (you can get it free with a $25.00 product purchase from my site).

Here are some close ups of elements from the pages.  I used silver foil paper rather than gold.  There is no stamping in this workshop.  It’s done from the Fresh Air Workshop Your Way and a few extras, like the Silver Foil (or Gold Foil) paper and a few extra embellishments I had on hand.

I’m finding that I use the Thin Cut alphabet more than I thought I would. It makes crisp, clean titles for pages.

 

This cute cluster is from the Fresh Air Compliments:

The wooden embellishments from Fresh Air Shapes are a nice change.  They add a lot to the pages.

June things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a creative day!

 

Dad is Rad

Dad is Rad

Exclusive Product Offering – May 15 – June 30, 2018
 
We love Dad (for the most part) and here is a great kit to celebrate him. “Dad Is Rad”. You can get the full kit for $29.95 (normally $41.67) or just the stamp set for $17.95
 
To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product offering features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!
Don’t forget about all the other great projects for this month!

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  Celebrate Dad is Rad.   Have a creative day!

 

More on the Postcard Perfect Collection

More on the Postcard Perfect Collection

There are several different product options for Postcard Perfect Collection,  so it’s a little crazy to keep straight.  Here’s the run down.  First you have the Paper Pack with 6 different sheets of background and texture paper, two-sided, so you have a total of 12 different patterns.  There are 2 different patterns of white embossing on vellum included in the packet.

 

The cardstock pack has 12 pieces of cardstock included.   It is important to pick up the cardstock pack with the paper pack because there are colors in the pack that are not available outside of the pack.  It’s fun to have new, fun colors. =)   The workshop for scrapbooking from Studio Sus uses the Espresso cardstock for the base pages.

 

The next option is the stamp set, Postcard Perfect Stamp Set.  The title “Amazing Family Vacation” is great for lots of other pages outside of a tropical or beach vacation.   The tag stamp is create on both cards and pages.

 

If you’d like to have a project that is quick and easy and helps you get pages into the album fast, try this option with the Postcard Cut Above Kit.  This is my favorite Cut Above – I love having the different options – stickers (nice cardstock thickness), punch outs, and easy to assemble:

If you love it all, there is a great bundle with all of the above for $53.95, saving 20% off the $67.80 price.  You get everything you need to have in this bundle.

Need to create a vacation album or just getting started?  You have four bundle options which include either a D-Ring Album or Post Bound Album, journaling pen, adhesive, and the Postcard Perfect Cut Above kit:

 

There are some many amazing workshop options you can pick from, from my collection.

Enjoy this amazing Postcard Perfect Collection.  I can’t wait to see what you all create with it!

 

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!  Seriously.  Happy Easter, everyone. He has risen!  It’s also April’s Fool Day.  And if that’s not enough to celebrate on one day,  Jeff and I celebrate 18 years of marriage today.  This also coincides with 18 years with CTMH.  Poor Jeff has never know life without CTMH since we were married.  This is the perfect to celebrate many important things: Jesus, fun, my best friend, family, CTMH which provides an outlet for my passion to create and all the marvelous friends which come from this love.  Very rarely will this occur on the same day.

The 1st of April also means changes in CTMH’s specials.  Let’s take a look!

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Fab Four – April 2018 Monthly Special

With the Fab Four monthly special, April is a fabulous time to join my team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE (value of $71.80)! Been a consultant before? Former Consultants can re-enroll in April with a lower-priced, no kit option, and receive the four Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! New or former Consultants must enroll through your Consultant website.

For my Customers:

Each weekend during April, you can take advantage of the Fab Faves weekend sales. These online weekend sales last 24-hours and will feature different items and product bundles at 25% off the retail price. Wahoo! So excited to see these come up! =)  More to come on this as I find out. Note on this:  if you are a consultant, you’ll get the sale price plus your discount!

Be a Hostesses:

Hostesses in April, when your Gathering reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you will receive your choice of either the Cut Above® Layout Kit — This Is Me (Z4166) or the Cut Above® Golden Moments Bundle (CC4190), FREE (party must be submitted no later than May 5, 2018). The bundle includes both the Golden Moments Cut Above® tag kit and card kit.

New Consultants:

Consultants who sign up during the month of April will receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE. That’s an additional $71.80 in retail value added to the incredible value of the New Consultant Kit! The July and August Stamp of the Month sets won’t even be available to Consultants during April. You will receive these brand-new stamp sets before anyone else! No additional shipping or tax is charged for this free item. PLUS, as a new Consultant, you receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of their choice. Join Now!

Former Consultants:

Former Consultants can also sign up during April at a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option for just $50! You will still receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of your choice, meaning they basically get to sign up for free! You will also receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! No additional shipping or tax is charged for these free items. Former Consultants will be prompted to include the stamp sets starting with their first order as a Consultant through May 31, 2018. Join Now!

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S1804 Color Your Life—April Stamp of the Month

This great set of 12 stamps is perfect for scrapbook titles, cards, and more. With a mix of script sentiments and sentiments that you need to color, you can create very personalized gifts for people. The sentiments which celebrate life and encourage kindness are uplifting.  The layout above is done using Chelsea Gardens Paper.  So beautiful.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive the following Card Kit FREE. It’s a set of 5 cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble. =)  Here’s better pictures of the layout kits.  You’ll receive one of them free.  =) I love how you can take the letters from the SOM and use them for something different!  

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Here’s a Teaser for FUN:

 I can’t wait for it to be released!  So exciting!!  =)

Featured Paper of the Month: Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar is a whimsical collection in colors. More soft, like the early days of summer. I love the Kitchen Traditions part of the collection. Recipe cards are back. Using the Every Day Life Albums, you can create a keepsake for your family. Take those recipes that have been handed down for generations and put them in a keepsake for your child. It’s sure to be held close to their hearts.

I have several workshops available for Gimme Some Sugar when you purchase $25.00 or more in Gimme Some Sugar products from my website!! The one below features 6 layouts designed by Chris Robertson. I have a card one, one on Disney, mini album, and more. Something for everyone.

Check out my FB group, last album for all the choices. If you have older paper, you might be surprised what I have to help you create! I have some posted up on a website page.

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The Important Thing Bundle

March 9–April 30, 2018

Create a meaningful Everyday Life™ Album using this limited-time product bundle. Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book, this workshop empowers crafters to create a custom album highlighting the important things in their lives! The bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album. To see all of the supplies needed for this workshop, reference the Shopping List below. The bundle is only available through April 30, while supplies last, so order yours today!

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Free Electronic Workshop Guides:

For every $25.00 product from my shopping website, you will get to choose a free workshop from my collection. There are scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops. My collection has several amazing artists to choose from covering using your Cricut, stamping, or no stamping at all! Just buy the supplies you need to create the workshops, get the guides for free! Check out some of the guides avialble HERE. Check out all of the guides here in my Special Peeps FB Groups.This blog post shows the workshops for Stargazer

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Happy Mail

If you are not involved with someone’s home or online gathering, be sure to add yourself to the Happy Mail orders. You’ll get fun in the mail! Check out Happy Mail here. All April orders $25.00+ will have the new Seasonal Expressions 2 (goes live on May 1).

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.   Enjoy April.  It’s an amazing month! Set an alarm or event on the calendar for every Friday 2m ET (if I figured the timing correct) for the Fab Faves Weekend Sales.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Make Waves

Make Waves

Another layout from the Studio Sus Make Waves Workshop.  It’s hard to write this post as I’m watching it snow outside my window.  It might be March 21, officially Spring, but here in MD, the snow is a falling!

 

Looks so peaceful out there.   Until you listen to the traffic issues and then I’m grateful it’s a snow day and we are home.  It’s great snowman snow and the kids have been busy playing outside.

Back to this bright, fun paper which reminds me that Spring will sometime come and summer too.

Here’s some close ups of parts of the layout:

The workshop guide calls for Bashful Glitter Paper which I did not have on hand.  I did have the retired pack of pink glitter with a piece of pinkish/purple which worked well.   The banners are cut from the thin cut dies that are on sale this month.

The cute little sentiments here come from the compliment pack.  Great sayings.

 

This mermaid is from the “Pictures My Life” sheets of paper.  There are a series of 4×6 and 3×4 cards you can cut out to use as embellishments, journaling blocks, and more.  Here I used her as the embellishment.  I took the Bashful Shimmer Brush and highlighted parts of her with it.  On the bubbles I used the clear shimmer brush but you can’t see it in the picture.

 

March things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the March  SOM S1803 Birthday Time for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Die-Namite Savings.  All things dies are on sale this month, 25-30% off.  Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Step Right Up.  Celebrate the circus with this great stamp set or bundle.  With the movie “The Greatest Showman” and the closing of circuses, take a moment to scrap those wonderful memories as we see a chapter close.  Outside the intended box…think “Disney”! 😉
  • Join My Team in January and get your choice of one of three different dies free.  There are a few other freebies, including this 5-Card Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Stargazer.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.  Jan-April 2018.  Because we are half way through the cycle of this catalog, we are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  If you have projects planned or love the paper, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. I hope you love this Make Waves paper like I do.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

The Important Things

The Important Things Bundle” is now live! Get your today!!

 

 
Create a meaningful Everyday Life™ Album using this limited-time product bundle. Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book, this workshop empowers crafters to create a custom album highlighting the important things in their lives! The bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album. To see all of the supplies needed for this workshop, reference the Shopping List below. The bundle is only available through April 30, while supplies last, so order yours today!  I have directions for the workshop and some prompts when you purchase this from me. 
Includes the following:
1 – Chelsea Gardens bulk paper sheet
1 – Gimme Some Sugar bulk paper sheet
2 – Bashful cardstock sheets
1 – Peacock cardstock sheet
1 – Juniper cardstock sheet
2 – Linen cardstock sheets
1 – Mink cardstock sheet
2 – White Daisy cardstock sheets
1 – 3″ × 3″ Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
2 – 3″ × 4″ Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 4″ × 6″ Flip Flaps™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 3″ × 4″ Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 4″ × 6″ Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™
3 – 6″ × 8″ Everyday Life™ Memory Protectors™

Check out this layout:

March things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the March  SOM S1803 Birthday Time for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Die-Namite Savings.  All things dies are on sale this month, 25-30% off.  Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Step Right Up.  Celebrate the circus with this great stamp set or bundle.  With the movie “The Greatest Showman” and the closing of circuses, take a moment to scrap those wonderful memories as we see a chapter close.  Outside the intended box…think “Disney”! 😉
  • Join My Team in January and get your choice of one of three different dies free.  There are a few other freebies, including this 5-Card Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Stargazer.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.  Jan-April 2018.  Because we are half way through the cycle of this catalog, we are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  If you have projects planned or love the paper, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Get this “The Important Thing” kit.  Take some time to evaluate your life and capture those things that are about you and important to you.  Have questions?  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.