Hedge-Hugs To You

Hedge-Hugs To You

My guest artist today is Lisa Sargent, who is one of the players in the 50 Card New Stamp Set Swap!   Lisa featured the Grateful Heart paper with the stamp set B1641 Hedge-Hugs.  

 

Cute card but the best is yet to come for when you open it!

Don’t you just love the inside?  What a fun explosion fold!  The hedgehog is colors with Shin Touch Markers.

Outstanding October Specials To Remember!

  • Holiday Sparkle.  Who doesn’t love a shaker card? Use this Cut-Above Card Kit to create your holidays cards.  Add the stamp set buy getting the bundle for 20% off and your creativity is unlimited!  Be sure to order soon to be sure to get the supplies you need.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the October S1809 Just Treats for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive the Holiday Sparkle Kit FREE!($29.95 value)   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Hello Pumpkin and Grateful Heart .  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  Hedge-hugs to you for stopping by!

September Brings So Much Happiness!

September Brings So Much Happiness

September brings us a new Holiday Expressions!!  Woot Woot!!    Never so much fun as getting a new catalog. The smell. The many pages full of amazing stamps, papers, and more to dream about. The Holiday Expressions is live from September – December 2018! Five new collections. Story by Stacy. New stamps. New fun! Lots of creating to be had.

View Holiday Expressions Online

Best of all, YOU can get it FREE when you place an order starting in September! aThis is amazing. Can you imagine? Everyone will be able to get this amazing (I’ve seen it so I know it’s true) catalog with no charge to you which is a $6.00 thank you for being an awesome customer. I’m so excited that CTMH will be doing this. Get your copy **free** when you place an online order. It will ask you to add it to your order when you check out so watch for this. =)

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National Stamping Month – Memories In The Making

 

September 1 – September 30 Exclusive Product Offering

This year’s National Stamping Month special features the Memories in the Making Cut Above® layout kit. With this kit, you can create 13 single pages, or add a few additional products to turn this layout kit into a calendar! This special includes two exclusive stamp sets: Memories in the Making — Days, and Memories in the Making — Months. Use these stamp sets to add months, date numbers, and other details to your calendar.

**For Hostesses:** When you host a party that reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards ($350.00 Gathering) or higher (closing your party order no later than October 5, 2018), you will receive both Memories in the Making stamp sets, FREE. That’s up to a $10.95 value, totally free! [**Be a hostess!**](https://lindacreates.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/what-we-do/be-a-hostess.aspx)

**For New Consultants**: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in September will receive the two Memories in the Making stamps sets, FREE. That’s a $47.90value, totally free!! Join Today!

Joining is easy! Sign Up TODAY!
It is easy to sign up!! You can do everything in minutes by going to my website:
1. Go to www.lindacreates.ctmh.com
2. Click on “What We Do”, “Be a Consultant”
3. At the top of the screen, locate the line: “Ready to become a Consultant?” and click “Let’s Get Started”
4. It’ll take you into the application. OR Click Here
5. It should only take a few minutes to complete the application.
6. You’ll receive a confirmation e-mail from CTMH within a few days (and sometimes immediately), at which time you’ll have access to the website (with the username and password you input on the application). You will receive your kit in about 1 week!

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Just Treats — September Stamp of the Month – Item Number: S1809

Look at these sayings! Just love the coffee or hot chocolate cup in this set. Wait until you see the free kit of the month cards! Any crafter will need this set as it’s year round! Yes, I said “need”. There are just some stamp sets that say it all! =)

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for $18.95 or as a deal for $5.00 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.

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive a Project Kit FREE.

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More Magical

We’ve brought back the popular Magical Paper Pack for a limited time! Now through September 30, get the More Magical paper packet and coordinating products, which are suited for all-purpose crafting, including and especially your visits to amusement parks, parties, and other adventures! Save 25% when you purchase the More Magical Workshop kit, which includes the More Magical paper packet and a selection of other products you can use to create four 2-page scrapbook layouts and eight cards! [**Check out your options.**](https://lindacreates.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/promotions/campaigns/1808-more-magical.aspx)

I have two workshops for this – One from Studio Sus and one from Ginni Candeleria based on Disney! They are amazing. Check out the FB group or my website to see them. One of your choice is free when you purchase the More Magical Workshop Kit

 

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  There is a lot retiring tomorrow.  Be sure to check out it out one last time before it’s gone!

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You’ve Got Class – Earn an A+ in Memory-Keeping with this Exclusive Collection.

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop from my website!

PSA – True Fit Folios are Back!

True Fit Folios are available until the end of September. I’m always asked about these at crops because they are amazing to save memoribilia in when you are scrapping. Things you want to keep but don’t want to or can’t put on pages. Kids’ work from school, maps, brochures, and other important papers. They are amazing and I’m so glad that I’ve gotten to replenish my depleted stash!

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Boutique  – September Featured Collection – the first new collection from the Holiday Expression

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Create with Heart

I’m so excited CTMH is offering a monthly subscription that is focused on scrapbooking! Yeah for helping us get some pages done so that we can preserve those memories while we can still remember them. I’ll have a special classroom on Facebook set up as a group for each month. You can order three different ways, with the best being the yearly with a 20% discount and FREE shipping. You can see September Kit below.

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Clearance

With the retirement of the Annual Expressions and the Seasonal Expression 2, there was a large retirement list.  Keep your eye out on this section because new product is being loaded up constantly and without warning.  =)  Keeps us on our toes!

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Thank you

Thank you so much for all of your support for the past year.  Because of my awesome customers and wonderful team, I’ve been able to earn another cruise for my husband and I.  We’ll be taking SG on her first cruise and we are excited to do this.

Thank for stopping by my corner of the internet and making it to the end of the post.  I’ll do some different posts to share more detailed information about the September specials.

 

 

Create a Rainbow Options

Create a Rainbow Options

It’s always wonderful when the basics are on sale and we can stock up on items we will, for sure, use!  I love the CTMH palette.  You can read a great blog post from CTMH about the color wheel here.

The sale CTMH is offering this month is wonderful:

 

The ribbons have been broken up into individual rolls which is very helpful for projects.  You can getting as many rolls of one color that you need for as special project. This is great for a wedding, baby shower, graduation or any other special projects.  The Tangerine Swiss Dot will be great for end of the year gifts for SG’s teachers, along with the Raspberry Heart ribbon.

Time Limited Stamp Set – Be A Rainbow D1813

Check out this great stamp set that’s available for June only, D1813 Be A Rainbow.  It’s carries some beautiful messages and goes well with the special.

June things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  Take advantage of this great sale and create your own rainbow stash.  =)  Have a creative day!

 

Christmas Tunes

Christmas Tunes

The October Stamp of the Month is S1710 Christmas Tunes.  Hard to believe that it’s time for Christmas Card making, right?  Time has definitely flown this year.  Here’s the first of a few cards with this set.  Using the Very Beary Paper Pack (super cute) for the poinsettia paper as well as the other patterned paper used on the card.

Cuts:

  • Base Card 4.25″ x 8.5″, score at the 4.25″ mark and fold (make sure the fold is on the top.  Round corners of the card base and all the rest of the pieces.
  • Cranberry base is 4″x4″
  • Poinsettia paper is 3.75″x 3.75″
  • NEI Background strip is 3.75″ x .75″
  • Red Shimmer Trim is 3.75″
  • 2nd Cranberry Piece is 3.25″x 3.25″
  • Circle from the Fa La La paper (in the Very Beary Paper Pack) – 3″ – Cut on the Cricut.  Stamp in Cranberry Ink Pad.  Don’t forget our ink pads are now magnetic!  Color the leaves with Vivid Green Shin Touch. 
  • Stamp “O Holy Night” in Fern and fussy cut.  Use 3D foam tape to  pop it up.
  • Adhere the Cranberry Panel 2″ down and centered on the cardbase
  • Embellish with Bitty Sparkles.  Color them with the Carmine Shin Touch Marker.  I did not do this but recommend doing it for future cards.

Red Shimmer Tape is great because it’s sticky tape and makes application super easy.  Adding glitter anything to a card adds the bling to catch the eye.

Finish off the card with bitty gems.  Now, looking at the card, I’ll go back and color the gems in red with our Shin Han Touch Markers.  The nice thing about clear gems and white pearls is you can make them any color you need them to be with the alcohol markers.  They dry fast!

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.  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.  Enjoy the first of a few Christmas Cards to spark your creativity. It’s that time of the year again!  =)

Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner!!

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

The Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop for Fall is over and done.  The projects amazing.  They have a prize for the ladies who are Super Star Commenters – making their way through all 1200+ entries to the hop.  When I posted up my 4th entry, a layout, I was like “these ladies needs some more goodness” and put up some blog candy!    Here was the layout and you can get the Design Space file is in the blog post for that day.

The blog candy:

Congrats to Becca Yahrling for being the 10th comment and the winner!!  Becca, please email me your contact information withing 2 weeks (14 days) of this post to claim your prize.  I can’t wait to get it mailed out to you.  =)

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

  • S1709– Feeling Blessed is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • 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.
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. The goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  On August 27, Pam Turner was the $100 shopping spree winner, live on FB in my Group.    The end is near as we have a few weeks left to reach the goal – 8000 points to go.  160 more $50.00 orders until the next $100 hostess credit giveaway!   If all the orders are from customers who order on the Great Cricut Giveaway Online Gathering, to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 4 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle, and a Workspace Wonder Hostess bundle for a total off 14 more possible prizes!  My customers are the best!!  Oh, did I mention, you get Happy Mail too??
  • Join My Team  and receive the From the Heart card kit, value of $43.90, 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.  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.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Congrats to our winner Becca Yahrling !!  The end is near – be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

 

 

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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:

Operation Smile Collage 2

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!