Boxing Week Sale Week and more

Boxing Day Sale Week!

 

What an amazing sale this is!  Every day, there will be a new set of items listed up for sale.  They will be there for 24 hours or until supplies are gone.   This is all week.  Here’s a look at what’s available right now:

 

Mystery Hostess for December:

Man, don’t miss out on the fun with this.  We already have $60.00 of hostess gifts and 1 half price item!  Every $25.00 gets you an entry into the drawing for the gifts.

January 1 CropTastic:

Start your New Year out with getting some of those holiday pictures scrapped, thank you notes written, your calendars updated…whatever you need to get done.   It’s free (seats limited).  You need to bring a dish of food to share with the group.  I’m making chili.  RSVP here in the FB Event

Essential Oil Education:

Essential Oils (EO) are the craze right now.  What’s the fuss?  Do you want to learn more?  Is this a fad or something that can really work?  I have a Facebook group that is focused solely on learning how to use oils and their possible benefits for you and your family.   If you are curious about the oils and are not associated with an oil company right now, please feel free to join the group.

Our January Class will be Winter Wellness.  The Class is Monday, Jan 9, and Tuesday, Jan 10, @ 8:00 pm EST.  This is a FB class so you join us online, by logging into FB and going to the group.  There will be some posts that show up early.  You can win a free 15mil oil surprise by participating (posting on each slide by answering the question in the comments).

Our February Class will be Animals and Oils.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Take advantage of the Boxing Week Sale and the Mystery Hostess!!   Have a wonderful, creative day!!

 

 

 

Retirement lists for stamps for the Buy 2 and get 1 FREE!

To help you out with the Stampaganza this month, CTMH has released the 2016 Stamp Retirement List and 2016 Stamps Not Retiring List.  Here are the documents for you to download in PDF format.

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Use these lists to see what stamps you have, would like to have, or “need to have”.  Sort out the stamps you have and see what you want to keep.   Shop now to take advantage of buy 2 stamp sets and get 1 FREE.

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Operation Smile

This is a beautiful video of the work Operation Smile does. One of our Corporate Office staff, Monica, went on a mission.

When you watch this, you get an inside picture of how important Operation Smile is to children who have cleft lips or palettes.  You can see the difference it makes.  You can support Operation Smile through the following with CTMH:

Share the Love stamp set ($7.00):

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T-Shirts:

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Animal Greetings stamp set ($7.00 of the sale):

D1679 Animal GreetingsSo come  join the club this month and help support Operation Smile!  Don’t forget with a $50.00 order you’ll qualify for a FREE gift!

 

EOY Teacher’s Gift

We felt so blessed to have gotten Ms Santiago as SG’s kindergarten teacher we wanted to let her know how much we appreciated her with an EOY Teacher’s Gift.    I found a  Z1953 My Creations Journal Box , painted with Denim/Navy acrylic paint.

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Used X7189B Confetti Wishes paper to cover the front, lid, and back of it.

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Found some ribbon to match from the stash.  Used my new nesting circle dies with stitching (love) to create the sentiment for the card.

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I’m currently obsessed with D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful which is where the sentiment and the butterflies come from.

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Colored the butterflies in with ShinHan Touch Markers.   Fussy cut them out with our awesome scissors!  Filled the box with 10 cards!  While the pattern from the card is the same for both (FMS191) I have two different looks previously featured (Card 1 and Card 2) on the blog as to how I made them.

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Perfect!  Nothing says “Thank You” and “You’re Awesome” better than a gift someone can use themselves to pass forward!  Love the cards so much, we’ll have to add them to the Come and Play Card Buffet!  Thanks for stopping by to check things out.

$5.00 Stamps or July SOM FREE

This is a chance of a lifetime to get ANY of those wonderful Hostess sets with a regular order of $25.00 – they are $5.00 stamps OR you can get the July SOM FREE!! Check out the great Hostess Sets available for the $5.00:

Hostess Stamp Sets for $5.00

Put $25.00 of stamps into your cart and you’ll get the option above for adding stamps to your cart.  You can layer this:  If you purchase $100 in stamps, you’ll get to choose 4 of these for $5.00 each!!   One of the 4  you choose can be the July SOM “Life is Wonderful” and it will be FREE:

S1507 SOM imagesIn addition to getting this deal, see the other giveaways!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Jump On It July

Jump On It Close To My Heart July 2015 Special Linda Create ~ Linda Caler

Jump on It July

July Constant Campaign

During the month of July, when you purchase $25 USD in current, retail priced stamps, you qualify to receive either the July Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® Life Is Wonderful, FREE or any one of the Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in Annual Inspirations 2014–2015 or Seasonal Expressions 2 for only $5 USD! That is a savings of up to $17.95 USD! The July Stamp of the Month is a lovely, versatile stamp set that is a great match for your cards and layouts that celebrate all the wonderful things—big and small—that life has to offer. Additionally, the Hostess Rewards stamp sets have previously only been available as part of the Hostess Rewards program, which means now is the perfect opportunity to get those special stamp sets you’ve had your eye on! To get your FREE stamp set or your $5 USD Hostess Rewards stamp set, simply place an order for $25 USD of any current, retail priced stamps. This offer is available only during the month of July and applies only to the July Stamp of the Month and current Hostess rewards stamp sets, so spring into action and jump on this deal before it’s gone!

Dates: Offer valid July 1, 2015(9:00 am MDT)–July 31, 2015(11:59 pm MDT).

Happiness is…

Happiness is….ice cream!  How can one not love this stamp set, S1506 Ice Cream Dream??  Here’s my second card with it:

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On the inside of the card, I used D1563 Happy Everything  which is our Operation Smile stamp!  When you buy it, a portion of the sales are donated to Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to providing surgeries to repair children’s smiles.  It’s a win-win for you and the children it benefits.

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D1653 Happy Everything

A1170 Doodled Designs is another favorite set – I love how you can just stamp the circle, first and second generations, and be able to set off another featured stamp, the ice cream cone – nummy!

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A1170 Doodled Designs

One of the sayings in S1506 Ice Cream Dream is great for coloring in with our ShinHan Touch Markers.  I love the fine point on them. If you don’t like the chisel tip, you can replace it with the brush tip which is what I’m doing.

 

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And to finish off the card, I used lots of our Z1807 pink glitter gems, which are sadly going to be retired on August 31, 2015.   I know it means we’ll get lots of new product but I’ll miss these fun embellishments!

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Thanks for stopping by to check things out.  Have a great day!

FMS191 – Card 1

I created this card “Wonderful” for FMS191 Challenge. I was making cards for a teacher’s gift (more on this later).  The FMS was perfect.

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Wonderful
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It’s funny how you can see something from the sketch!

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FMS191

I used D1627 Your Own Kinds of Wonderful stamp set.  I did some 1st and 2nd generation of the butterflies.  I used Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue on the 2nd generation butterflies to pull out some of the color from the ink, giving the glitter glue a light blue water color effect.

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Wonderful
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I colored the butterflies with the ShinHan Touch Markers.  I used Wink of Stella Clear to add shimmer to the colored butterflies.  The stitching is a stamp (I love all stitching that can be done by stamps or dies!).  It was definitely fun to play in this challenge plus get some other things taken care of!

Wonderful Collage Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Wonderful Collage
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I used some sequins from the silver collection to finish the card off.  Thanks for stopping by to look!

Wonderful!

Wow, how wonderful that Mojo Monday is celebrating it’s 400 sketch!  Way to go!  I’ve had a few ideas running around in my head since I saw the sketch.  Today, I was able to play -whew…I’ll be able to sleep tonight.  I created this card “Wonderful” to celebrate with them.  I rotated the sketch to make the card.

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Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
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Their sketch:

Mojo400SketchI’ve been dying to work with the “bokeh” background technique. I had a great time creating it with Pear, Smoothie, and Lagoon inks along with the White Daisy Pigment ink pad.  It was super easy to do (use a sponge cut in to quarters).  I love the look!

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Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh Technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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I used a few different stamp sets on this card.  It’s a sneak peak to the July SOM (“Wonderful”) along with D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful (the butterflies are awesome) and D1651 Wavy Blooms (I’m addicted to coloring the flowers in this one).

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Close To My Heart Stamps
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The sketch has this cute partial circle in the bottom left corner.  I dry embossed with a leaf patterned folder.

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Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
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I used the rock and roll inking technique on the butterflies are they are a “two-step” (base and top), then embossed the top in block.  I also did some of the butterflies in “second generation” (ink the stamp, stamp, then stamp again before reinking – you get a lighter image).  I embossed “Wonderful” (using black pigment ink and clear embossing powder).

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Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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I colored the flower in with ShinHan Touche markers.  I added Wink of Stella to my flower and butterflies.  I shaped the butterflies to give them more dimension.  Because I wanted the focus to be on the background, I refrained from adding additional embellishment.

Wonderful - MM400  Bokeh technique  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful – MM400
Bokeh technique
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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I love watching the sketches from Mojo Monday as they keep my creative juices flowing.

MM400DesignerBadgeSmiles, hug, and happy creating!

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Ice Cream Dream June SOM

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream with the Ice Cream Dream stamp set!  June’s Stamp of the Month (SOM) is S1506 – Ice Cream Dream.  I enjoy coloring and this set allows me to spend some time doing this.  Here’s one of the cards I’ve created using a sketch from “Take Ten” magazine from Stampington and Company.

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Ice Cream Dream S1506
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X7196B Blossom is the paper I used for this card.  Just love how “summery” it looks.  I used the Sunset reinker with acrylic paint to color in the ice cream.  ShinTouch Markers for the cone, layering the color to get my shading.

ICD Card 1b wmSome doodling and glitter gems for bling.  Make for a fun, fast card (short of the paint drying).  We’ll add it to the Come and Play Card Buffet!

ICD Card 1a wmIt’s a very cute set.  Everyone in our family loves ice cream. Even our dogs love ice cream!  We have an ice cream truck that comes to our neighborhood in the summer.  This set is S1506 and $17.95 if you purchase it outright.  With a $50.00 purchase you’ll get it for $5.00 (plus an extra goodie for me)!

Ice Cream Dream S1506 June SOM - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Ice Cream Dream S1506
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I used the “Oh My Happy” from the Operation Smile Set D1653 Happy Everything – $3.00 from the purchase price goes to fund Operation Smile.  It takes $240.00 to provide an operation for a child in need!  My goal is to sell 80 of these sets to provide one smile for a child between now and August 31!!  Get yours now!

Happy Everything D1653 - Operation Smile Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Happy Everything
D1653 – Operation Smile
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and June 30, 2015, and I’ll send you a stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  All you do is place your order and make sure you are in the “June Online Orders” gathering.  You’ll get a surprise in your mailbox!!  Everyone loves fun mail!  Another possible bit of fun: Order $100.00 and you could win a $100 shopping spree!

Hugs, Smiles, and Happy Creating!

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