November’s Just For Fun – up to 40% off

November’s Just For Fun – up to 40% off.

November is a full of nostalgia! It’s the month of Thanksgiving.  Hopefully, you’ll be able to look back on life and find the things that make you smile.  Those sweet memories of your past.  Grandma’s pie.  Visiting the drug store to get comic books.  Hikes.  Family gatherings.  Birth of child. Watching a child sleep.  Family activities.  Sometimes those memories are not so sweet but oh so important to your fabric of life.  The loss of child or parent.  Rough times in a marriage, job, or with your health.  Some memories are bittersweet – moving, new job, new friends.  They are all significant!  Use this month’s Fundamental Special to stock up on the basics you need for everyday scrapbooking or cardmaking.  Take some time to scrap book those sweet nostalgic memories!   Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Just for fun – 40% off Fundamental Bundles – Amazing!

It’s our monthly special.  Everyone’s life as a foundation and the fundamentals are the base of our crafting supplies.  You can use them with all the seasonal paper packs.  They work for every day life and preserving all of those nostalgic memories stored on your phone or computer!

 

Overview: The Just for FUN campaign is all about Fundamentals! You can take part in the “fun” with discounts on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon packs! There are two ways to save during the month of November.

  • First, you can purchase Fundamentals products individually at 30% off the retail price.
  • Second, purchase a Fundamentals bundle containing the Fundamental paper packet, Complements, AND ribbon, at 40% off the retail price!
  • November is the perfect time to stock up on Fundamentals paper packets, Complements, and ribbon. With a bundle of coordinating products, you can craft with confidence, knowing that the parts and pieces of their projects match!

For Hostesses: When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (submitting your party order no later than December 5, 2017), you’ll receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of your choice—that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in November will receive a FREE Fundamentals bundle of their choice in their New Consultant Kit— that’s a $36.85 value, totally free!

November’s Stamp of the Month S1711– Through The Year

This set is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.    Use it for scrapbooking, cardmaking, and/or calendar journaling. It would work for Bible journaling as well.  I have a wonderful treat for anyone who orders this stamp set, either full price or for the $5.00 with your $50.00 order!  Directions for an interactive scrapbook layout!  =) 

Here’s a wonderful layout made with this set.

 

Special Bonus in November – get this exclusive  layout kit and directions (electronically) when you purchase the November SOM at the $5 level ($50.00 purchase):

 

15+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.   Most recent one added is the Whimsy Fundamental Scrapbooking Workshop, just in time to celebrate this awesome special this month.  =)

Join My Team  and receive a FREE Fundamental Bundle of your choice, value of $36.85.  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.  With the free f Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.  Love to have you as part of the team.  We are part of a wonderful group of ladies!!

 

Paper Pack of the Month – Silver and Gold.

This is another endless paper pack.  It does have some holiday themed designs, like the paper with words, but the back of it is neutral.

  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Page: Linda Creates 
  • Follow my blog: Linda Creates Blog
  • 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.  November is loaded with lots of fun and nostalgia as we approach the holiday season.  Take advantage of the “Just For Fun” special and stock up on your fundamentals as they are the ones you can use for any event or season!

Last Day

Last Day

This is the last day for some great specials.  It’s hard to believe that it’s Halloween tonight.  Have fun and be safe out there.  SG is going to be the pirate, Anne Bonnie, tonight, although she decided to be Thing 1 from Dr. Seuss for school today as they are doing dress up as a Storybook Character .  I’m going as Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter.

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.  Check out this amazing kit.  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.    This is your last day for the Share the Smile special!

Thank You and October’s Specials

Thank You and October’s Specials

Huge thank you to my customers and team for doing such an awesome job to help me reach the 2nd tier of the Thailand trip.  At the end of the day,  we were 3700 points short.  We won’t have a Cricut Air 2 to give away.  We have a lot of other fun goodies to give away at 8pm EDT today via live feed on my FB Page!  So join us!!  What are we giving away?  Here’s the list:

  • Workspace Wonder Bundle
  • Retired Cricut Collection with the Physical Cartridge
  • 4 – 50% off items (you pay the 50%/your choice of anything current)

That’s 6 amazing giveaways!!

Share a Smile – October Special!!

Operation Smile is a wonderful organization that gives not only smiles back to children and adults, but life.  By fixing clef lips and palettes, they transform their lives.  They can eat, drink, talk, and become socially acceptable in their communities where physical disability often bring ostracization from the community.   In addition to this super cute special, I’ll show you below, please remember to round up when you check out.  CTMH is matching all rounding up this month!!  Your cents go that much further.

 

With the purchase of every Punny Pals stamp set, Close To My Heart donates $7 USD of the proceeds to Operation Smile™, an organization that provides surgeries to repair cleft lips and palates for children around the world. To bring these stamp images to life, we’ve made a coordinating set of Thin Cuts dies and an exclusive card kit! The card kit includes the dies, card bases, envelopes, paper, and step-by-step instructions for creating 32 cards, and it is available at a discounted price! Create these delightful cards and use them to share smiles all around!

The Share a Smile card kit can be yours for FREE when you become a Consultant in October or when you host a qualifying party.  I’d love to have you as a hostess (home gathering or online/catalog show) or as a fellow team member.  I’ve been with CTMH for 17+ years and honestly, I can’t image life without CTMH.  Some of my closest and longest lasting friendships have come from Conventions and other events.  I’m part of a strong team and lead one as well.  You can check out all the reasons to join us here.

 

 

Physical Cartridge Cricut® Collections to Retire – They are available while they last!!

Provo Craft has recently made the decision to discontinue production of physical Cricut® cartridges.  This means that all Cricut® Collections that include a physical cartridge are available while supplies last.  What that means to you is that NOW is the time to buy the ones that are available before they are gone.   What’s available:

You Are Here is easily marketed as a travel collection BUT You Are Here is literally wherever YOU are at any point in your life!! Growing a family, sports, travel, staycation, Girls Weekend, family reunions, outdoor escapades and hunting, spa retreats and holiday outings.  You name it, it’s in there.  Be sure to watch Cardz TV to see Mary make wonderful cards from what appears to be a scrapbooking cartridge!Wherever you’re at in your life today, tomorrow or yesterday…You Are Here has shapes and sentiments for every pit stop along the road of life! Click here to see the You Are Here Shapes and You Are Here Index and all the versatile images available!

Flower Market is so much fun!  It has anything and everything to do with flowers, featuring blooms and blossoms for every season of life…but that’s not all, it also includes containers, banners, critters and more to hold or complement all of the 3-D and layered flower images!!  This collection is extremely versatile and includes 2 background/texture stamps to add detail to your cut images,  a fabulous sentiment stamp set,  and a package of our Adventure cardstock! I love the sentiment stamp set because it’s done in two fonts for the sentiments, the “in-thing” for right now.  It’s also small, making it very easy to fit on banners and tags.  Check out the Flower Market Shape Index, Flower Market Images and Flower Market Handbook!

Artistry is a trendy addition to the Close to My Heart Cricut lineup and your craft stash! This collection includes shapes spanning a wide variety of themes, holidays, and seasons to add some visual spice to any project you create. Get back to basics with the unique font, banners, layered shapes, borders, backgrounds, and other fun icons you’ll find on this cartridge. All of the designs are a must for any crafter! Check out the Artistry Shape Index and Artistry Handbook today to see all the beautiful images available!

Artbooking is one of my favorites!  It’s all about scrapbooking and mini-albums and is crazy awesome goodness!! For the offline Cricut machines, you set your cricut at 11″ then cut everything for coordinating layouts with overlays, titles, photo mats, etc and it all cuts proportionally for a 12×12 page! For the Cricut Explore, you can drop completed layouts or select pieces to create your own layout.  It’s wonderful to be able to use Design Space to change things to make it what you need.  The mini-albums give you a “recommended” finished album size then tells you what size to set your dial, you cut all the pieces at the same size setting and have a complete proportionally cut mini-album to assemble. Each of the themes (Freedom, Friends, Fall, etc) have 28 elements per theme, allowing you to have endless creative combinations. Check out the Artbooking Shape Index, Artbooking Handbook and Artbooking Sample Projects today to see all the pre-designed layouts and mini-albums available!

Digital collections will remain available for all of these collections.

Stamp of the Month – S1710 Christmas Tunes

 

Beautiful Stamps, Amazing Discounts  Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set, available for one month only, for just $5. When you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing.  Here’s some cards using this stamp set.  Stay tuned for more to come!

Paper Kits of the Month  –  Cats and Bats and Beary Christmas!

Events:

October 7 – DE crop

October 22 – CropTastic.  12pm – 9pm – please RSVP via the FB Event.

 

Thank you for reading through this post!  Lots of great things going on this month!  Take care and Happy Creating!

 

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Love the Little Moments

Love the Little Moments

Here’s a card with the Stamp of the Month S1705 Live Love Laugh.  This one is done by a guest artist Jennifer P from my swap group.  This shows how you can color the card and have it look great for those who are not color-ers.   “Love” can be such a useful word when pair with different sentiments.  This sentiment is from the Cricut Cartridge Flower Market Collection and one of my favorite stamp sets.

Because the stamp set words are so large, it takes up most of the space on the card.  Simple is best.   The sentiments from Flower Market has these simple sayings that are done with a combination of 2 fonts, which I really like.  I don’t know if you can really see it for the picture from Flower Market. It’s the top set in the upper left corner.

See how perfect the sentiment goes with “love”.  It’s great to mix and match different stamp sets you have.

 

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month (NSM) is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Host a Gathering Online or at your home/my house that reaches $350.00 or more in sales and you’ll get NSN
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  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.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
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  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope this Love The Little Moments gets you excited about this great special!  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice.

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Live Well

Live Well

Here’s one of the cards for the Stamp of the Month S1705 Live Love Laugh.  I made some where the recipient can color and some where I did the coloring.  The big letters are fun and it’s nice to be able to color in just the flowers and not the letter.

The colors used are Lemon and Tangerine.  I like the brightness, the happy feeling they give which matches “Live”.

The gems are from the Sugar Rush Gems which are now retired.  Super sad to see those go as they were one of my favorites.

May is a marvelous month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • National Scrapbooking Month is about Live Beautifully
  • S1705 – Live Love Laugh is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 5 Wonderful Workshop guides can be yours free with qualifying purchases!  Check it out!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Live Beautifully Cut Above kits, valued at $44.95.  It’s $75 to join CTMH.  That’s $30 more dollars than the Cut Above Kit!!  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.  Add the $45.00 for the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit, and you’ve got $259.00 in supplies for $75.00.  WOW.   Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope you enjoyed this Smile Layout from the Cut Above Live Beautifully kit.   You’ll be smiling more when you join CTMH for $75.00 and get it free!

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We Are Blessed

We Are Blessed

This card is made by April Smith, a guest artist and crafter who works on my creative team when I’m short on time.  I’m so blessed to have her in my life.  The stamp set is S1704 Flock Together, the April Stamp of the Month (SOM).

These cute little quails are fun to work with.  I added in the shimmer in different places because I love these pens.  They really add a little extra to the quails back.  You could color them in if you desired with our wonderful Shin Han Touch markers.

One of the hold over from the Seasonal Expression 1 will be these wonderful Black and White enameled gems.  They go with everything so you must have a stash to use.  Even adding shimmer brush to the “love this?” sentiment makes it pop a little.  This sentiment will be great to add to scrapbook layouts by a picture of something you really like.

 

The bright colors of the Some Kinda of Wonderful paper pack are bright and more summery, thus a good paper to have on hand as we go into summer time.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 1 retires on April 30, 2017.  This means the stamps and papers will all be retiring!
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my first butterfly shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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Together is the best

Together is the best.

A different take on yesterday’s card is to add some transparency to the card.  Using transparency on your cards adds a little fun to your card.  Here the transparency is under the sentiment, “Together is the best place to be.”  Cut the front of the off at the 1/3 mark and adhere the transparency to the top of this.  Add your Some Kinda of Wonderful paper on top of that with the shimmer trim.

Then add the paper to the bottom of the transparency and shimmer trim on top of this.  I really like using black as a neutral color to this because it makes the bright colors pop.  You want to leave the strip of transparency through the middle of the card.  You will stamp on the inside of the card so the sentiment “Love This” shows through it.  Together, the transparency and stamp underneath, create a nice effect of being a window.  Place the circles on top of the transparency on the left side.

Add some of the black and white embellishments to the sentiment panel for some extra bling.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Together Is The Best Place To Be Card!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 


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Together is better =)

Together is better =)

This card was made by a guest artist April Smith who helps me out on occasion with getting things done around here.  Sometimes we are just so busy, which is a great thing.   S1704 Flock Together is the Stamp of the Month for April.  Celebrate your family with this set.

You can get this for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  A $50.00 purchase (before shipping, handling, tax) will also get you an entry into The Great Cricut Giveaway.  You can check that out here.

This fun paper is Some Kinda of Wonderful.  Colors to get us excited about heading into Summer.  Now, this is not my favorite paper in the Season Expressions 1.   I did find myself liking more and more as I worked with it for some scrapbook layouts and more.  I really like the Black and White Embellishments and will be stocking up on those because they will be useful long back the Some Kinda of Wonderful paper!!  Use your Cricut to cut your circle bases.

April is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Together Is Better Card!  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 

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Get Better Soon

Get Better Soon with S1703 Tea-rrific!

I created two versions of this card because I found some jute ribbon that I thought would work perfectly with the card.  I used the Fern Green ribbon from the Enchantment Ribbon pack initially.  I like the card both ways.

 

I used paper from the Hello Lovely Paper Pack and coordinating cardstock.   The stack of cups is embossed using the black pigment ink and clear embossing powder.  Use your ink pads to watercolor the cups in.   The shading is created by layering in the colors.

 

I used some of the sequins from the Hello Lovely WYW.  Adding some Stickles Pearl Paint that came close to matching the color of the cardstock, in the center of them made them stand out more.  The sentiment from inside the card comes from set B1543 Get Better:

 

 

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Get Better card.  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 

 

 


Your My Cup of Tea Layout

Your My Cup of Tea Layout

One of my favorite times of the day is after SG is in bed, all or at least most, of the chores are done, and Jeff makes us tea.  S1703 Tea-rrific is the perfect set for me to create a layout capturing this moment in our lives.  I need to take the pictures for it however the rest of the layout is complete.

The first page is from our Reflection How To books, Main Frame. The base of the pages is our Kraft Paper which I really like the look of and I need to use more.   I stamped and embossed all the images.  I painted all the images using our wonderful, magnetic ink pads and our watercolor brushes which are loaded with water, minimizing the mess.  You get great color.  I did shading by adding color into the different areas of the images where one would expect shading to create more realistic images.

I set up the 2nd page to have two 4×6 pictures which can have flip flaps if necessary.  I have it set up on the vertical 4×6 slot.  You may be able to see the flip flap on the page (I prefer to set my flaps on the page, cut the page protector, and pull through).

I like the way the embossing looks on the cup. The Basic Mini Pigment Ink Pads work great for this.   Ink with Black, use clear embossing powder, and the craft heater.   I used the Poppy ink pad for both the cup and the heart on the tea bag.  I used the Clear Shimmer Brush to color over the heart on the tea bag to give it a little shimmer.

I love the stacked set of cups.  Isn’t it super cute?  Paint the different patterns in with Saffron, Juniper, Poppy, Sorbet, and Glacier ink pads.  Watercolor painting is so quick and easy using our watercolor brushes that have the water already in them.  Just wipe clean between colors.  I added the Whisper Twine to the tea bags.  I did fussy cut everything out.  I’d love to have dies for this set, right?

Speaking of dies – don’t forget that all dies are on sale for 25% off.  See below for links.

March is a great month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Thanks for stopping by to see how Jeff is my cup of team and have a creative day!!