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:

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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.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler  www.lindacreates.com

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

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler  www.lindacreates.com

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.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler  www.lindacreates.com

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.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler  www.lindacreates.com

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.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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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.

Wonderful  Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Wonderful
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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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!