Heart Full Of Wonder

Heart Full Of Wonder

“Heart Full Of Wonder” is the first layout of 6 created in a workshop using Make Wave Workshop Your Way:

The banners on this layout are made with the Banner Thin Cuts Dies, on sale this month – March 2018!  Can’t beat this deal.

Here are some other details of the layout:

March things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the March  SOM S1803 Birthday Time for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Die-Namite Savings.  All things dies are on sale this month, 25-30% off.  Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Step Right Up.  Celebrate the circus with this great stamp set or bundle.  With the movie “The Greatest Showman” and the closing of circuses, take a moment to scrap those wonderful memories as we see a chapter close.  Outside the intended box…think “Disney”! 😉
  • Join My Team in January and get your choice of one of three different dies free.  There are a few other freebies, including this 5-Card Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Stargazer.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.  Jan-April 2018.  Because we are half way through the cycle of this catalog, we are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  If you have projects planned or love the paper, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Enjoy this layout, Heart Full of Wonder, along with the beautiful Make Waves  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.



Something New Something Blue

Something New Something Blue

My creative challenge this month was to play with something new.  I tried out the Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks which I got for Mother’s Day.  I was excited to play with creating some different backgrounds.  This is my favorite.  I love how you can dry and layer different colors on top of each other.   Here you can see the difference between water and different colors layered on top of each other.


Jack Cardmaking Stamp set is great.  I love that it comes with dies.  When you are making a card or two, thin cut dies are the way to go.  Isn’t he cute? The “paws” are created to be able to be able to hold different things.  I used the “Bear Hugs” sign, put googly eyes on the bear, and Liquid Glass on the bear’s nose to make it shiny.

For the sentiment, I stamped in the dark blue distressed oxide ink but it did not pop like I had hope it would.  So I took Memento Black ink, shifted just a hair to the right and created a “shadow” behind or alongside of the dark blue ink.  I love how it tuned out.   You can see the smatterings of different colors.  I’m going to see next, if I can take regular pigment ink reinkers and mix with dye based ink and create something similar!

June is a jazzy month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • We’ve Got You Covered.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • Cardstock Carnival – June 15-30th – 25% off!  Spend $25.00, get a workshop free.  Spend $50.00, get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, a workshop, and an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway! Price reduction not showing?  No worries, put your choice in the cart or login and it will show the discounted price!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $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!
  • Join My Team and you will receive an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  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.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 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.   Try something new out and share it. I’d love to see what new things you are finding out in our wonderful crafting world.  Take advantage of the cardstock sale to get your base pages for this awesome workshop!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!



Love me some cactus

Love me some cactus Hug Me card especially with the kraft cardstock!

Stuck on you Card 1 wm

This set is comes with the thin cuts which make cutting super easy!



Hug Me Card Cactus Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com #linda_creates #cardmaking #stamping #cactus

You can stamp on the paper first, then use the dies to cut out the image. Or you can cut the dies out first and stamp on the cutout image.  I picked up one of the magnet platforms for the Vagabond so that the magnet holds the die firmly in place.  This was a great tip from my stamping friend Linda McPherson.

Stuck on you Card 1a wm

The sentiment is stamped on the pennant in chocolate.  Tied off with some flaxen extra thick twine.

Thanks for swinging by.  Have a creative day!

Trying something new with RS198

I was working on some lunch box cards for my daughter and saw the RS#198 sketch so I thought I’d try something new with one of the dies and the sketch. Here’s what I made:

RS198 wm

Here’s the sketch:


Some fun points. My frame is a partial peek-through – the border shows the background but in the center I put a sentiment and popped up the cookie:

RS198 awm

I used watercolor paints and “brush flicking” to create the background on the card. The space was too much plain. Adding the splatter balanced out the card for my eye. I love the look – more solid than using Glimmer Mist or Spray pens.

RS198 b wm

Thanks to Retro Sketches for a great sketch where encouraged me to try something new!  Stamp set and dies are from Simon Says Stamp.   Thanks for stopping by my space in the internet world!.

sweet frog card and thin cuts dies

Wahooo…CTMH has stamps and matching thin cut dies! makes life more fun and simple for those without Cricuts. Here’s a card I created with one of the new sets, C1683 Spring Critters:

TAB Frog Card wm

I made this card for the Stamp Ink Paper (SIP Challenge) anything but Christmas. This cute frog is anything BUT Christmas!!



Here’s how you use the thin cut dies:

Using Thin Cuts wm Collage

We have four new stamp sets and dies in the new Seasonal Expressions for this Spring. Be sure to check out all the neat new products!

TAB Frog Card A wm

I used Kaleidoscope paper and the cute enamel and glitter green gems.

TAB Frog Card d wm

I colored the frog with our ShinHan Touch Markers.  Fun card to make!  Thanks for stopping by and checking out the new products!