I Love you no Coffee

I Love You, no Coffee

It’s that time again for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop!  Here’s my first card for the blog hop.  All the stamps/products are Close To My Heart, except the stamp “Coffee” which is from Sugar Pea Design’s Caffeine Addict.and the Liquid Pearl that is in the center of the sequins.  You can join us in the bloghop as it goes from June 23 – June 30.  Lots of time to have a cup of java and do some creating! You have a chance to win many different items by participating.  It’s great fun to receive Happy Mail.  There are some amazing artists in this hop so take some time to check out the artwork.

I used the following sketch from Mojo Monday.  It is, in fact, their last sketch. =(  So sad for this to be their farewell.

Prickly Pear Workshop Your Way  has all the components used along with the sequins which are great fun.  Jack Cardmaking Stamp set has this cute little bear and the coffee cup, both of which have thin cut dies to match! Sweetness!

I crossed out “you” on the sentiment with a red Shin Touche Marker and took “Coffee” and stamped it above it.  I used 3D foam tape to lift the sentiment and bear up.

My finishing touches were to use a Shin Han Touch marker to color the liquid in the cup brown to look like coffee.  Liquid Glass is used to create the shiny on the coffee, eyes, and nose.   Liquid Pearl was added to the center of the sequins to pull more of the coffee color in.

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.   Hope you enjoyed my first card, “I love you, no coffee” for the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.  Stop by each day as I’ll have a new card up.  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!!

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Happy Father’s Days

 Happy Father’s Day

Here is a wonderful Father’s Day card using the Jack papers and the Jack Cardmaking stamp set and it’s blessed set of thin cut dies! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate not having to fussy cut and thin cuts are wonderful when you are making a card (I prefer the Cricut for mass production).

My card design and inspiration comes from the final Mojo Monday sketch, 500.  It’s so sad to see Mojo Monday end.  However, it’s another season for Julee.  We can say a fond farewell to her, be grateful for all the inspiration she’s provided us over the past years and wish her the best for her new chapter of life!

 

This bear is so stinking cute!  I love the little arms and different things you can put it in there.

Use a brown, or in this case, kraft paper, and you don’t have to color.  Sometimes, time is of the essence and solid cardstock or kraft paper rocks to make less work but still keep the completed card looking awesome.  Did I mention that you can get all cardstock AND kraft paper 25% off until June 30?

Several patterns from the Jack paper pack were used to create the different layers along with the burlap ribbon.

Colors used for stamping match the paper pack: Archival Black, Ruby, and Juniper.  Color in the coffee cup with a watercolor brush and the Chocolate Ink Pad.

Use the Black and White Dots and Liquid Glass to create shine on the coffee in the coffee cup as well as the eyes and nose of the bear.  Such a happy bear.  Love him.

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!
  • 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)

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Enjoy the Papa Bear Card and the cardstock sale!  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!!

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Retirement with No Worries

Retirement with No Worries

It’s been a long time coming to have fun retirement set and it works so well with the No Worries paper.  This is the No Worries Cardmaking Stamp Set that you’ll need to create the three cards that are shown in the CTMH Workshop Your Way guide.  I love any stamp set that comes with dies!

You an see how they match up to the stamp images making stamping and cutting out super easy.   See how the glass and starfish are cut out with the stamping done.   Have very clean cuts looks great.

Use the zip strip and the burlap ribbon to add layers to your card.  Add the awesome sequins that have the wood pattern on them.  Use 3D foam tape under the images to pop them up and to add more dimension.  Anyone retiring would love this card!  You’ll want to stock up with this ribbon and sequins because they will work beyond the No Worries collection and soon (August 31) they go into retirement.  =(

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.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • 7 Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • 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.
  • 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 fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • 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.   Enjoy this Retirement card.  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice if your order is over $50.00.

 

 

 

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There’s no such thing as Blue Unicorns, right?

There’s no such thing as Blue Unicorns, right?

We needed a boy birthday card.  SG  loves the unicorn.  “Make a blue unicorn for a boy”, she says.  Using scraps, it’s not girly..right?  Maybe that top stripe with the purple or the bright pink a little girlish but all and all, it looks pretty “boyish”.

I do really like that I can use the thin cuts where I can stamp, then cut out the image.  Makes life so much easier than fussy cutting.  Love that CTMH packages the thin cuts in a storage envelope, has them cut out for you already (not hooked together so you have to cut them apart), AND they include the magnetic sheet.  The price point for the stamps and matching dies is amazing compare to others and you don’t always get a great storage envelope or magnetic sheet!  Great deal for YOU!  With this stamp set, you can cut out as many unicorns as your heart desires and stamp them in whatever color scheme you want.  Here are some of the die and stamp sets so you can check out what a great deal you get:

I laid out the stripes of paper in a diagonal pattern across the base white paper, 4″x 5.25″.  After getting one done, I decided to mat it on a piece of black cardstock, an 1/8th of a inch larger.  It make the top panel stand out.  3D foam tape the unicorn and banner.  Distress banner in matching Sapphire ink.

Don’t forget about National Scrapbooking Month Specials – you get 20% off the scrapbooking bundle!

OR you can join my team and get the Live Beautifully Cut Above Kit FREE –

and the awesome Stamp of the Month, $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.

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 fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • 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.   Enjoy this Scrappy Blue Unicorn card.  Blue unicorns do exist!  Get yours today and a Workshop of your choice if your order is over $25.00. Over $50.00 and you can get the stamp of the month for $5.00 and an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway!  =)

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Happy Birthday Little Dreamer

Happy Birthday Little Dreamer

I’m working on using my scraps up and you know, I’m always have those sheets of cards left in the paper pack if I’m not doing pocket scrapbooking.  I used two of them to make this card and a card design I got from Unity Stamps.  The gold glitter paper and transparency are from my shaker card party.  =)

  • You will need to cut your card base from a larger piece of cardstock because the score/fold is on the 4.25″ side at the 5.5″.
  • Trim down one of the 4″x6″ cards to 4″x5.25″ and put the front of the card.
  • Then cut 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the card, set aside to use later, and leave 1 1/2″ from the top of the card.

 

  • Glue the transparency – cut to 4.25″ x 5.5″and glue under the top part of the card.
  • Glue the bottom 1 1/2″ piece that you saved and glue on the bottom of the transparency.
  • Take the striped card that’s 3″x4″ and put in the center of the card, over the transparency and overlapping the top and bottom of the card.   You’ll be able to see the transparency on the sides of the card.

  • Use two strips of gold glitter paper.
  • Stamp and cut out both the Unicorn and the banner.
  • Distress the banner with Thistle Ink.
  • Add googly eyes.

  • Stamp a unicorn on the inside of the card, underneath the panel so it does not show (unless you want it to).
  • Stamp a sentiment on the inside.
  • Add googly eye.
  • Use the Gold and Clear Shimmer Brushes on the unicorns (I did gold on the body and clear on the mane, tail, horn, and nose).

The Little Dream Paper is a great deal of fun.  The colors are lively and so wonderful to play with after this dreary, crazy spring we’ve been having. The Little Dreamer Cardmaking unicorn stamp set has these dies to match so no fussy cutting = LOVE!!  Same for the Little Dream Scrapbooking rainbow set.  These makes your life easier.

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 fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • 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.   Enjoy this Happy Birthday Little Dream card.  Get yours today, get an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and a Workshop of your choice if your order is over $50.00.

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Hello Shaker Card

Hello Shaker Card

This is one of the cards for the Shaker Card Party.  All the of the stamps, papers, and hello die cut are from CTMH.  The die cuts are 25% off this month! Woot, woot!  The shaker heart, die, and toppings (insides of the shaker) are from Queen and Company.

Using the “hello” die from above, I cut it both in Sea Glass and Black.  Doubled it up to create a shadowing effect.

I did discover that the glitter, while beautiful, tends to adhere it’s self to the transparency on the shaker.  This then blocks you from seeing the other fun things inside the shaker.  Here’s a side by side so you can see how it looks.  I won’t be adding glitter to my shakers anymore.

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

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  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 this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Hello Heart Shaker Card!  Have a creative day!!

You’re The Sweetest

You’re The Sweetest

I got this super cute card in my Seasonal Expression 1 swap.  Name was left off so I can’t give credit.  I just love it.  This doughnut stamp and die set plus the Sugar Rush can create so many amazing combinations.

I just love the colors in the paper.  The “sprinkle” paper from the Paper Pack was used to cut out the frosting and sprinkles for the doughnut. That sure saves time and makes the doughnut look great.  The rest of the paper patterns make great pennants.

Lately, I’ve been into white space on the cards and this is a good example of how you can take the white space and make it look fantastic.  Stamp the sentiment just above the pennants.  Use 3D Foam Tape (supplies below) used to give dimension.  Then add the wonderful new Sugar Rush Glitter dots to embellish and this equals sweet!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a sweetest day by spending time crafting!

 

 




 

 

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Beautiful

Beautiful Card

I designed this card for a friend for a swap we did.  You’ll see more cards over the next few months from this swap.  This card features the Sugar Rush papers and collection along with the stamp set B1548 Journaling Prompts.

The donut and sentiment “this moment” comes from the Sugar Rush Cardmaking Stamp Set.  This set had the thin cut dies which makes using it “easy peasy lemon squeezy”!

Super cute, right?!

The technique in the card is stamping the image with two ink colors.  Start with your lighter color (Tangerine in this case) and add your darker color (Raspberry) on the bottom of the stamped image.

The polka dot ribbon is from the Enchantment Ribbon collection.  I liked how it looks a little like the sprinkles and picks up the red of the stamping.

Have a beautiful day!  Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day,

 

 

 

 



 

 

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!!

 

 

 

Happy Snowman

This happy snowman is super cute!

With it being so cold this morning a snowman card seemed appropriate. Brrr cold out there when I was walking the dogs.   This stamp set, D1695 Cozy Christmas, in the Holiday Expressions that can be purchased as a set with Thin Cuts, Z4008 Cozy Christmas.  I prefer to stamp the images first then run them through the Cuttlebug.  It does help to have a magnet platform to hold the dies in place.  I used the Oh Deer paper pack and colors for this card.

 

I used various Ranger Pearls and Stickles on the snowman, star,  and the holly to add dimension and bling to the card.  The one Stickles I used was a dimensional black rock-like gel, making the eyes, mouth, and buttons look more like coal.

 

On the snowman, I used our Shimmer Brush Z3293, which is an amazing value at $4.95.  It’s like a Wink of Stella however, it’s larger, has more shimmer juice, and costs less.  You can’t go wrong with getting this brush to have shimmer on everything!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet on this chilly day.  I hope you enjoy this wonderful snowman.