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!!

 

 

 


Your My Cup Of Tea!

Your My Cup Of Tea

One has to love this Stamp of the Month, S1703 Tea-rrific.  Here’s my first card using this stamp set and I just love it.

Since the Dreamin Big Paper is featured this month, I used it (see the end of the post for links) and products associated with the paper pack.  I really enjoy how CTMH coordinates things for us.

Stamped the cup image two times.  Once on the watercolor paper because I used watercolor pencils to do the shading on the saucer and under the saucer.  The 2nd time on Poppy.  Emboss the sentiment “Your My Cup Of Tea” using our mini pigment ink pads, using the black, and then black embossing powder.  Then go over the cup with our gold shimmer brush.  Then I cut it out and used 3D foam tape to pop it up.

I stamped the steam coming out of the cup before I put down the poppy cup.  I used the clear shimmer brush to make the steam shimmery.

Because I used Poppy cardstock to create the base of the card (take the 12″x12″ paper, cut it own to 8.5″x11″, the cut in half 5.5″),  I cut the inside of the card out in White Daisy, the stamped the images with black pigment ink and embossed.  Watercolor pencils were used to color the corner flower.

Enjoy a cup of tea and be sure to check out the Great Cricut Giveaway on my Giveaway Page.




Cut It Out – 25% Off All Die Sets and Individual Dies

Cut It Out and other goodness!

March 2017 Constant Campaign

Thin cuts give you a fast and easy way to cut all kinds of shapes for your crafting, and this month they are all available at 25%-off! Choose from titles, sentiments, and a wide variety of shapes to stamp on, so you can get precise, dimensional shapes in no time!  Purchase any current Thin Cuts or Thin Cuts bundles at 25%-off in March.

New Consultants Bonus: Anyone who signs up in March will receive a set of Thin Cuts in their New Consultant Kit at no additional cost to them! Join My Team NOW

Additional Goodness this month:

March Paper of the Month: Dreaming Big

Dreamin Big Happy Place

This paper pack is my favorite My Reflections Paper Packs from the Seasonal Expressions.  Did you know you can get it for free?  The colors and paper are fresh and remind me of being outside which is were I like to spend my time.  See the end of the post for the links to all the Dreamin’ Big products.  The “Happy Place” page is a universal page because everyone has their own happy place.  I really like this idea of taking the one page and having it a part of your home decor.   You can get the picture holder from your local craft store.

I just had to share these cards made using the Dreamin’ Big Cardmaking Thin Cut bundle because they are beautiful.  The bundle is 25% off and will count towards a free paper pack.  What?  Free paper?  Read to the end of the post!

March Stamp of the Month (SOM): S1703 Tea-rrific

This is also my favorite SOM in the Seasonal Expressions.  I love coffee and tea so this set is my cup of tea (pun intended).  I’ve had a great time making some cards and pages with this so be watching for posts this month featuring this art work.  It’s $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 product order.  With that $50.00 order you can get this super cute set saving you $12.95 AND a free My Reflection Paper Pack (value $9.95).

2017 Incentive Trip Customer Appreciation Special – FREE Paper:

Events:

There are a number of events posted up on my calendar page – check it out.  I hope to see you soon.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and checking out the Cut It Out special along with my Customer Appreciation Special.





Easter Bunny Cards

Easter Bunny Cards

It seems a little early to be talking about Easter Bunny’s so I made this card as a happy card to let someone know “Some Bunny wishes you”….whatever you need to wish them.

You can wish them a Happy Birthday, a better day, congrats for an achievement, or happy retirement.  It’s a sweet card using the Hello Lovely Papers and supplies.

I used the Shin Han markers to do my coloring.  You have the “blender” which really is a color remover to add the highlights.  The bunnies are super cute colored.  Ms. Di made some with the watercolor pencils and I’ll have to post those later.

Here are some different colored bunnies.  Then I created the card using just a single bunny:

Here’s S1702 Easter Bunny which only available through February 28th:

You can get this set for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  Do you know what you get with a $50.00 purchase from me during the CTMH Incentive Trip?  A free paper pack or B-Size Stamp (your choice)!  Check out this page for directions on how to do this!!  Incentive Trip Give Away