Whimsical Day To Remember

Whimsical Day To Remember

Here’s a card I created using some scraps from the Whimsy Fundamental Paper Pack scraps, the July Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1807 Highlight Reel, and miscellaneous ribbon scraps.  My scrap box is getting pretty heavy and I need to start creating from this to start using it up (or donate it to the school again).   I have a few packs of the Fundamentals that I’ve used for various projects with some leftovers.

Start off with a black base.  Take a few stripes of scraps that work together and cut them down to 5″.  The width was based on what they already were in the scrap bucket.  Distress with matching ink.

Use two different ribbon scraps to add some elements and dimension to the card.  Stamp and cut out the sentiment from the July SOM.  Mount on 3D Foam Tape.  Use the Gold Shimmer brush over the top of the sentiment to tie in the gold from the ribbon.

July things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a Whimsical Day to Remember.  Be creative.  It’s cheaper than therapy, LOL.

I Love You A Bushel and A Peck

I Love You a Bushel and A Peck

I love you a bushel and a peck…and a hug around the neck.  SG and I say this to each other often.  The June Stamp of the Month S1806 A Bushel and A Peck is very sweet and all of the sentiments are wonderful.

You can use this stamp set in September for the apples and school starting.  The girl is sweet and can be colored any way possible.  As I look at it, the pie and leaves can go into November as well.  Nice to have a set that will be very usable year round.

 

Use the Shin Touch Alcohol Markers allow you to color, shading and highlighting as you desire.  Coloring this way allows you to add depth to your images.  I love the price point on the markers, making them an affordable option.   The marker collection is a wonderful way to get all of them.

Remember this wonderful saying because everyone you love in your life needs to know this.

Have a wonderful day and be sure to tell those you love, that you love them a bushel and a peck.

Classic Summer Bash

Classic Summer Bash

 

We had an amazing weekend and got a lot done around our house.  Flowers planted, outdoor furniture dug out and cleaned, and the patio swept and set up.  Look great and perfect for celebrating a weekend summer bash.  Are the tropical flowers beautiful?  I so miss being on Guam and all of the beautiful flowers you have there.

 

S1805 Classic Summer Bash is perfect for making the invites for a bash to welcome in the summer time.  =) Here is a great invitation to get the summer started.

It’s been a bit since we’ve had an invitation set and this is excellent.  You’ll be able to use this for anything you’ll need an invite all.

I love wood grain paper, don’t you?  Stamp the jar, then the ice cubes.  Stamp the cubes so they overlap the edge of the jar. Then fussy cut the jar out.  Stamp the lemons and cut out.  Put them on with one under the thin 3D foam tape.  A unique twist on this card is this:

The base is the wood grain with the invite.  The card part is the right side of the card where you can put a short note to each invitee.

The Free Stamp of the Month Kit when you buy the S1805 Classic Summer Bash Stamp of the Month for $5.00.

 

 

Enjoy this fun invite.  Get ready for a Class Summer Bash.    Have a wonderfully creative day!

 

 

Celebrate!

Celebrate!

While I’m up at the Memories Made Here crop, I’m sharing this cute Celebrate card made with Gimme Some Sugar and the April Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1804 Color Your Life.  My pictures are not the best here.  The Peacock Stitched Ribbon and Cork Shapes are so much fun to use.

Bashful Glitter Paper is used to add some bling.  I have used this paper more than I thought I would because it’s a pale pink and I’m not really a “pink girl”.  Prefer bolder, brighter colors to bring in happiness.  The softness of the Bashful color provides a very subtle, elegant look to cards and pages, which works well for babies, weddings, and more.

The sentiments in this stamp set are great.  Large enough to use for scrapbook yet usable as shown above for cards.  Some of the letters are designed to be colored, which is very popular right now.   You can see this in the free layout kit you’ll get when you purchase this stamp set for $5.00.

Did you know you can take the bottom border and use it to make baseball stitching?  One of the joys of acrylix stamps is they are flexible and you can create a curve in them when you place them on the block before you stamp.  I’m going to create a card showing this for Monday.  Using the same card design, you can change the look by changing the paper (part of the fun of two-sided background and texture papers)!

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  This is the last April 24 hour Flash Sale and it ends today at 2pm EDT!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  If you are a consultant, you’ll get an additional discount!  Shop Now!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout 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)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, 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 .  Celebrate   Have a creative day!

 

Be Kind

Be Kind

The Stamp of the Month, S1804 Color Your Life, has some wonderful sentiments in it.  Ones we can definitely use in our lives as encouragement.  I always send SG out the door with  “Remember to be kind” when she’s off to conquer the day.

Using this Gimme Some Sugar paper pack and the SOM, you can create this fun card.   Other elements of the card comes from few other elements in the Gimme Some Sugar Collection and Bashful Glitter Paper.

Don’t forget, when you purchase the SOM for $5.00, you’ll get this great kit of the month free (you’ll receive one of these two layouts):

April things to keep in mind:

  • Free Layout Kit when you purchase the April  SOM S1804 Color Your World for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Fab Four.  Join CTMH in April Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Fab Fav Friday Sales.  Every Friday in April, there will be a 24 hour Flash Sale!  Yeah!  25% off select product and bundles.  Set an alarm for Friday at 2:00pm EDT (12pm MDT) or an apt on your calendar.  The past two sales have been great!!
  • The Important Things.  This wonderful kit is to help you focus on your important things and document them.  Be sure to download the guide and create this lasting keepsake.
  • Join My Team in April and receive the upcoming 4 SOMs, value $71.00. There are a few other freebies, including a Free Layout 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)Gimme Some Sugar.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is coming to an end.  Jan-April 2018.  This is the last month of this catalog.  We are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  Some of the embellishments have run out and will be replaced with ones closest to matching.  If you have projects planned or love the particular items, 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 and checking out my “Be Kind” card with the April SOM.  Have a creative day!

 

Celebrate

Celebrate

This is Celebrate card from the free Stamp of the Month (SOM) that you can receive free when you purchase the stamp set for $5.00.  I think this stamp is my favorite “celebrate” because of the shadowing.  It gives the saying some wow without a lot of work.  The term “celebrate” can cover many different events making it very universal.

Use the Memento Black to stamp the image (so you don’t get the bleed if you are using alcohol markers), color in with Shin Han Touch Carmine, and go over the top with Gold Shimmer to add bling.  The journal pen was used to create the doodling.  Nice thing about doodling is you can create your own pattern.

 

The pennants are created by dovetailing the stripes of paper.  Cut in the center of the piece of paper about a half of an inch.  Then cut from each corner in an angle to to the top of the center cut and you’ve got a cute banner.  Use the alpha dry embossing folder (or whatever one you want) to create some different textures in the banners.  Layer the banners so they cross over each other.  Use 3D foam tape to pop up the sentiment banner.  The Stargazer embellishments are great primary colored dots (stock up in these because they are generic enough to use in lots of different projects).

 

Here’s the complete SOM Kit:

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. You can celebrate anything with this card!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Thank You with Sunny Thoughts

Thank you with Sunny Thoughts

Here’s one of the cards you can get for free when you purchase the February Stamp of the Month (SOM) for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase!  It’s cut and ready for you to stamp.  The bright colors of the Make Waves Paper Pack and Make Waves Sequins and Gems make these cards wonderful to send off to brightening someone’s day.

I’m in love with the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  It’s teal color has green and blue sparkles added into the sparkle and I can’t get enough of it.  Instead of using Silver Shimmer Trim, I opted to use the Make Wave’s Shimmer Trim.  Look how good it looks!

Check out the amazing Make Waves Collection:

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Have a sunny day!  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Sunny Day

Sunny Day

Check out this simple card using Chelsea Gardens Paper and the February SOM – Sunny Thoughts S1802. Use your Cricut to cut out the scalloped circle and the circle stamping.  Juniper is the ink color for stamping the sentiment.

The card design is simple.  Cut a panel base of 4″ x 5.25″ of Juniper cardstock.  Choose your favorite background and texture patterns from the paper packet.  Even though these colors in Chelsea Gardens are “cool” colors, they speak of Spring and sunny days to me.  I am so ready for Spring right now.

Finish off the card with the Light Gray Ribbon and some embellishments.  Take a look at the embellishments.  They are the Chelsea Garden Dots and Gems.  Look at how they are marbled!  This is the first time we’ve had gems like this and I hope to see more in the future.

Best Deal:

Purchase the February SOM Sunny Thoughts  for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase and get this card kit free.  It’s cut and ready for stamping.  There are 5 cards in each kit.

I did my cards a little differently for fun and this will be the kit contents.  Making Waves Shimmer Trim instead of Silver.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  I hope you are having a sunny day.  Looks to be sunny here even if it’s cold.  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!!

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

February 2018 Monthly Special

Love Pink??  Love Pretty in Pink (one of my favorite all time movies).  Here’s CTMH’s Pretty in Pink special for February!!  Up to 30% off the listed items and certain bundles!! They are of course, PINK! Start your planning now.   Discounted items must be ordered via my website through individual orders.  Be sure to attach your order at check out to the Happy Mail Gathering so you’ll qualify for Happy Mail with orders that are $25.00+.

During February, you can celebrate what matters most with a select group of pink and gold items available at 25% off the retail price and three exclusive product bundles available at 30% off the retail price. These bundles include the Bashful — Color of the Year bundle and two bundles with supplies to make the Butterfly Mobile Papercrafting Project.

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than March 5, 2018), you’ll receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle — that’s a $36.30 value, totally free!  Contact me to set up your home or online gathering today!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit — $36.30 value, totally FREE!

Dates: February 1, 2018 (12:01 am MST) – February 28, 2018 (11:59 pm MST)

 

Join My Team

Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in February will receive a FREE Color of the Year bundle in their New Consultant Kit—a $36.30 USD/$45.25 CAD value, totally FREE! For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Color of the Year Bundle (value $36), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, for a total value of $236! That’s 70% off.

Plus, you’ll get some more free goodies from me. Card kits to help you with samples. Help doing your first home gathering or FB show. Lots of extras to support you reaching certain goals CTMH has set. And more! So come on and join the fun. =)

February Stamp of the Month (SOM) S1802 Sunny Thoughts

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 13
Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 3″ × 3″ (Y1006), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

Stamp images outlined in blue coordinate with the Basic Circle Thin Cuts (Z3318), sold separately.

Purchase the S1802 Sunny Thoughts for $5.00 at the $50.00 level and you’ll get this fantastic 5 card kit for FREE:

Paper Pack (s) of the Month:  Making Waves and Whimsy Fundamentals

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Enjoy the Pretty in Pink special.   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me: info@lindacreates.com!!