Love with Live Beautifully

Love with Live Beautifully

This is another one of my “scrap” cards that I’m making with some left over scraps of Live Beautifully paper, glitter chip board “Love” from the My Girl compliments, and the stamp set “Live Beautifully”.   Love the way this turned out.

I stamped one of the roses from the stamp set and embossed with a rose gold embossing powder.  Fussy cut it out.  Took scraps from the left over paper from the Live Beautifully. Used one of the zip strip to create the striped border across the card.

The gold foil paper is so pretty, you hate to waste any pieces of it.  By embossing the rose in the rose gold embossing powder,  the rose still has the hint of pink to make it more rose-like, yet gold enough to pick up the gold roses outlined on white paper.

The “Love” comes from this compliment set.  I had a few things left over and using the on a card seemed like a great idea.  The gold “Love” really pops on the white paper.

Love the way the three gold elements work with together.

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 second giveaway!  We will be drawing for a 100 prize!  =)
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Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope this Love Card 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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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I wanted to share this sweet card using Hello Lovely papers from the first Seasonal Expressions.  This is another great card I received in the 50 Card Swap I host, made by Lisa Sargent.  Since I carry stock for the crops, I still have some of this lovely paper left.  =)  Of course, you can use some of our wonderful new papers and just keep the design.

The card base is New England Ivy.  Trim a 12″ x 12″ paper to 8.5″ x 11″.  Cut this sheet in half at the 11″ length, at the 5.5″ mark.  Score and fold in half.  Then cut a piece of background and texture paper 4″x 5.5″ to be on the card front.  Cut 3 squares of paper and layer them by off-setting.  Stamp your sentiment on the white cardstock (or whichever paper will be on top if you are using different colors).  They are all the same size.  Lightly distress the edges of the paper with scissors or a paper distressing tool.

Aren’t these flowers super cute!  Have the Artistry Cricut Cartridge?  Page 39 cut at 1 1/4 and 1 1/2.  Use your Glue Pen and add prisma glitter.  Very sweet and adds a bit of elegant bling to the card.

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.   This Happy Mother’s Day Card is easy to recreate or you can hop over to my house for a Card Buffet!

 

 

 

 

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Get Well

Get Well

Spring brings Spring colds and this a fun, simple card to make and send to your friend who’s under the weather a bit.  I did not make this one but can’t remember where I got it from.  =(

The sentiment is stamped on Cricut cut images. You can make the Kleenex box in Design Space as well.  The bottom is a half inch strip.  You can use the zip strips from any papers for this!  A quick easy card to make and you can even use your left over scraps for this.  Tuck the tissue under the box and press down so it lays flat.

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 Get Well card you can make from your scraps.

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It’s May and It’s New!

It’s May and It’s New!

May is here.  Spring has skipped us and summer heat and humidity is settling in.  It’s National Scrapbooking Month bringing the Live Beautifully collection.  Wait to see all the options you have for ordering this, including some amazing workshops.   The Seasonal Expressions 2 is now live with amazing products.

Get your copy of the Seasonal Expressions 2, free, when you place an order on my shopping website: SHOP NOW. As you are checking out, you’ll be offered the option to accept a free copy of the Seasonal Expressions and they’ll ship it directly to you.

Come to my Open House on May 13th from 3-7pm, Free Create and Take. Check out the new product and classes. Win some prizes. Have fun. RSVP through this FB event: OPEN HOUSE.

Don’t forget it’s Teacher Appreciate Week, either this week or the week coming up.  Make your child’s teacher(s) something special.

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National Scrapbooking Month and Live Beautifully

The best thing about our National Scrapbooking Month Special, Live Beautifully, is all the different ways you can get this amazing paper. The Cut Above kit is simple to do and a great way to get some pages done quickly. The paper is stunning. See the five different workshops I’ll be offering this month when you purchase $25.00 of the workshop supplies from my website.  Check Workshops Out.

For Customers:

During the month of May, we are offering three exclusive new products to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month: the Live Beautifully paper packet:

 the My Acrylix® Live Beautifully stamp set:

the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit:

These three options which helps you create five complete scrapbook layouts in half the time! Buy these exclusive products separately, or buy an album bundle with the new Cut Above layout kit to save 20%. Or you can also just buy it all!

For hostesses:

Host a party in May that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher (and submit your party order by June 5, 2017), and receive the Cut Above™Live Beautifully layout kit(CC1212A) for FREE!

For new Consultants:

Become a Close To My Heart Consultant in May and receive the Cut Above™ Live Beautifully layout kit (CC1212A) for FREE!

As I mentioned earlier, I have 5 different workshops you can do with these amazing products.  When you place your order for workshop supplies, you can choose which workshop you want for FREE (electronic files) with a $25.00 order.

Check Workshops Out

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 Paper of the Month:  Little Dreamer

This paper looks like May.   May Day is May 1 and it’s a day to celebrate Spring.  Look at the bright colors in the paper.  It’s “happy” paper.

You have several different option for using these papers with different Workshops Your Way.

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May Stamp of the Month S1705 Live Love Laugh

Calling all coloring fanatics! This is the SOM for you! Got a friend who loves coloring, get this set as a gift or to make cards/pages for them to color. “Live, Love, Laugh” is a saying that’s been around for a while. It’s amazing how these words can fit into so many situations and celebrate so many different relationships.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $17.95 OR for a deal, $5.00 with a minimum qualifying purchase of $50.00! 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 9 stamps
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 2″ × 3½ (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

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Essential Oils have been life changing for my family and I. Sign up for my educational email to learn a little bit more about them and how they work. *Join Now!*

Join my Essential Oils 101 Class on May 8th and 9th at 8pm EDT in my FB Group: You’ve Got Oils Now What?. Join Class  There is no commitment purchase anything. Just to come and learn. =)

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May is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   I hope your first day of May is wonderful!

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You Are My Happy

You Are My Happy:

What a fun shaker, right?  This is another retired stamp set that just called out to be used with this great background paper from Sugar Rush!  Did you get your paper pack yet?  If you have not, it’s retiring on April 30th.  It’s definitely a sweet paper pack.  Here is some of the beautiful things you can create with it:

The little dog is stamped, fussy cut, colored with Shin Han Touch Markers.   Use 3D foam tape to pop the little guy up.

Liquid Glass is great to add highlights on this card.  It’s on the nose, tag, and ice cream cones all around.  If you look at the ice cream cone on the dog, it’s got Clear Shimmer Pen on it first and then the Liquid Glass.

The shaker and dies are from Queen and Company.  The shaker insides are seed beads and sequins from my stash as I was running out of Queen and Company toppings.  This card will be in the Shaker Card Party Buffet in April/May.  Come and Play or host one at your house!

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 $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the You Are My Happy shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

 

 

 



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Happy Wishes On Your Day

Happy Wishes On Your Day

This is the last butterfly shaker card and created to send greetings to an upcoming nuptial, birthday, or individual celebration.  The paper is from Hello Lovely, which is retiring on April 30, 2017.  

You can see the wonderfully subtle papers here which work well for all elegant occasions.  I think it would even work well for babies if you use the opposites side of the flower paper.

I chose to use Lemon cardstock for the butterfly because I really wanted it to stand out.  I see all the yellow butterflies in the spring so this paper works out so well for this card.  Yellow creates such a happy feeling.

The shaker (butterfly) and the die are from Queen and Company.  The insides are from my seed bead and sequins stash.  I love these little shakers as they make making shakers so darn easy you can’t help but fall in love with them.  The foam is thick enough (you can make the 3D foam tape thick enough by layering it up) to allow the shaker insides to move freely.

When the card stands up, you can see that I took the inside of the die cut and put it directly on the card base, inside the shaker.  This allows the shaker to be put over different papers.  You can see the bright yellow (I just love our Lemon paper) through the transparency (which Queen and Company provides in all their kits).   This card will be in the Shaker Card Party Buffet in April and May.  Come and play!

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 $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Happy Wishes card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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Love This Card

Love This Card:

Here’s a fun combo of the Some Kinda of Wonderful paper.  The striped paper in the pack is so subtle compared to the other bright and bold papers.  It’s a nice offset and gives this card a very different feel.  You can use this as an appreciation card or anniversary card for something different.

I added the Clear Shimmer Brush to the “Love This” sentiment for a little bling.  Also used 3 foam tape to pop up the dot.  This is one of the great background and texture papers where you can stamp on it and have it show up clearly.

Use the Gold Shimmer pen on the backs of the quail and the clear on the white parts to highlight them.  The ribbon is from the Enchanted Ribbon Collection.

The shimmer brushes add to this card if you are short on time for coloring in the quail.  I’ve seen some amazing cards with the quails colored in.  The white enameled gems are from the black and white dots which still on back order.  The great news is they will continue past the end of the Seasonal Expressions 1.

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 $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Love This card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!



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Life Gets Stormy

Life Gets Stormy:

Unfortunately we all have moments or times in our lives where life is not working out well.  Thank goodness for those friends who walk life with us when we can barely do it.  This shaker card celebrates those relationships.

I love the sentiment and it comes from a wonderful stamp set that is retired from CTMH.  I love it some much it has a permanent residence in my stamp collection.

The contents of the shaker are “happy”.  Flowers, stars, pearls, silver beads and more “toppings” from Queen and Company (Shaker, die, and topping are from here).  This card is on the Shaker Card Party Buffet.

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 $100.00 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Life Get Stormy shaker card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

Sending Hugs Shaker Card

Sending Hugs Shaker Card:

Shaker cards are really a lot of fun.  This balloon card is sending some hugs to someone who needs them.  The shaker elements is the “extra special” part of the card.  I used Georgie paper that had in my stash.  I’m working on using my stash right now to make room for the New Seasonal Expressions that will be launched very very soon.  =)

I used Jillibean’s shaker cup, card base, and dies to create the shaker.  The insides of the shaker are from Queen and Company.  All other materials are CTMH.  The cardstock colors are Juniper, Slate, and Crystal Blue.  The ribbon is from the Enchantment Ribbon Collection.  All the stamping is done in Juniper Ink which is still one of my favorite colors.

There is a back panel behind the shaker cup.  I stamped “hugs enclosed” on it before sealing the cup, then you adhere the paper panel to the back of the front of the card so the cup comes through the hole in the card.  I stood the card up for taking the picture so you could see it.  On the inside, I stamped “to brighten your day”.

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 Sending You Hugs Shaker Card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!

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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