Highlights of Oregon – Part 1

Highlights of Oregon – Part 1

Here are some highlights of the trip to Oregon so far.  More to come.  Such an amazing trip to see everyone.  It’s amazing how much the kids have grown.

Getting so much time at the beach was wonderful.  The South Coast of Oregon is really beautiful.  If one can take the time to drive Hwy 101 from California through Washington, you should.  The Pacific Coast offers so much between things to do and vistas to enjoy.

While I couldn’t catch up with everyone I’d have love to have seen, we had a nice get together at Sunset Beach

My friend Tracy and I, took the kids down to the West Coast Game Park and Devil’s Kitchen Beach in Bandon.

Another highlight is enjoying a wonderful dungeness crab.  It was amazing and a wonderful treat from my mother-in-law, Maureen.

Anyway, getting ready to start our trek back over to MD.  It’s been a wonderful three weeks, too short in some ways, and long in others (we miss our fur babies).  First stop will be a few days with my sister in Portland, OR.  =)

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little.  These are just a few highlights.  There’s a lot of scrapbooking in my future!!

Games To Play

Games to Play

More on this fun Travel Album!  This is the Travel Album workshop I will host.  I got the workshop and directions from Ginni Candeleria.   What a trip down memory lane for me as we played some of the games I did as a kid.  Do you remember the license plate game?!  Such fun to pass the time.  The map of the USA, is cut from the “You are Here” Cartridge.  Many of the images are cut from this cartridge. The nice thing about the album was the multiple games in the book, allowing you to move back and forth between games and not lose track of where you were at or scores!

Do you remember this game?  Slug Bug?  Now, I’m informed that it’s called “Punch Buggy”.  This could be a East Coast vs West Coast terminology.   With four spots to keep track of the score, it was a great deal of fun.  We did add in PT Cruisers and Mini Coopers to the count for more variety.  Who can turn down a game of Hangman?  The “Go” piece is in a 2″x 2″ flip flap.  You write your word under the flap. This ensure good “gamemanship” (if that’s a word).

Last one I’ll share with you is the “fill-in-the-blank” games.  Definitely worth a few laughs and then some!   SG would ask us for the words and then read us the stories.  They were so silly and fun.

If you want to make the album as shown, you’ll need to pick up the Adventure Fundamental Pack of Paper (low quantity left) and matching Compliments.  Both are retiring on August 31 so time is short.  Modifications will need to be made for the Picture My Life Cards as well as a few other things.  I’d highly recommend the Adventure Cardstock Pack as well so you have matching cardstock to help with modifications.

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet and letting me take a little .  I hope you got to smile as you read about these games and had a trip down memory lane.  Computers, sumpters – games are still more fun in person!

Travel Activity Book

Travel Activity Book

I found this wonderful Travel Activity Book from my friend Ginni Candelera.  I got the workshop directions and when I realized I was running out of time to cut and make it before we departed from Maryland, I reached back out and was so blessed she had one kit left.  When SG went off on her first backpacking trip, I worked hard to get it done!   Here are a few of the pages to show you how cool it is.

The workshop uses the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack which is scheduled to retire here in a few weeks.   The Cricut Cuts are from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (over 700 images on this).  We are driving all around Oregon over the next several days and this book has provided a great deal of entertainment for us.  The album is a “Everyday Life” album.

 

Here’s a quick YouTube I made showing some more of the pages.  Ginni has created a very fun book that is invaluable to anyone taking road trips with older kids (and even adults) to help pass the time:

 

More pages to come in later blog posts!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Travel Activity Book as we move around Oregon!  =)

Montana Memories

Montana Memories

Here’s some of our Montana Memories.  Certainly not all of them.  It’s so hard to leave family and friends and time went fast.   Missoula, Montana should be on everyone’s bucket list.  I’m sharing some of our new memories.  Looking forward to scrapping these memories and pictures.   My goal this year is to get more pictures off the hard drive and into books so we don’t loose the stories.  Here is some of the fun:

 

Yes, zip-lining!! It is scary to start off with and great fun once you learn that you are not going to fall.

One of my favorite things is playing in the creek.  I’m so glad SG loves this too.

Honey Dad hikes the mountain.  Jeff and SG with him, hiking.

 

SG, Uncle Travis, and Aunt Lauren went hiking to Sanders Hot Spring.  This was SG’s first backpacking and overnight.  She had a great time!

Aunt Julie and Cousin Jack came to visit.  A stop of the A Carousel for Missoula is a must as it’s one of the fastest carousels I’ve been on and the hand carved “ponies” are amazing!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Thank you all for being sweet friends of the crafty world.  Have a creative day!

Travel in Style

Travel in Style!

Boy, the last week has kicked my butt!  Between having the flu or stomach virus for a week plus the fridgid temps over here on the East Coast, I’ve been living in front of our pellet stove.  We are suppose to reach a warm, balmy 30 degrees F, a very welcome feel  vs the single digits with an even lower “feels like” and wind chill.  On to much more fun things.   It’s time to travel in style!

I love the look of these pieces. Chic.  And I love that they are a size that is manageable for a short person!  Let’s take a look at what these two bags hold.  First – paper.  “Have paper, will travel” is the motto for most scrapbookers.  Take this case and I use the word “case” because it’s stiff, not soft.  Not quite like a like a hard case suitcase but close.

Add this paper insert:

And you get this:

Be still my beating heart, right?  Paper to go in an “easy to access” set-up.  Keeps the paper save from being bent while in travel.  Depending how much you stuff in there.  No paper crafter I know would over-stuff the bag. You have to love it.

In the second bag, there is so many possibilities.  Look at this:

Swoon!!  We used to have these great organizer mesh bags many moons ago.  I treasure the ones I have, as well as the other pieces that go with it.  Now this is amazing.  Let’s look at these pieces.  First up – your on-the-go stamp case!

I only need to take a few stamps I’m using for projects when I go cropping.  I don’t need all of them. The plastic cases can stay at home and stay protected.  I’ve broken a few of the plastic boxes by dropping them.  =(  Next, your new marker holder for the Shin Touch Alcohol Markers (although most alcohol markers should fit in them):

Here’s the block organizer:

And the tool organizer:

This little cutie holds the new stamp pads:

 

Pretty sweet, right.  To make it easier on our backs to move things around:

Of course, good quality products are never cheap and CTMH has an answer for everyone.  Be a host and have a $350 Home Gathering and you can get this as a hostess bundle at 50% off!

Now is the time to contact me to host a catalog, Facebook, or in home gathering to be able to get this amazing collection through a Hostess bundle for 50% off!!  Check out this great YouTube CTMH did to walk you through the pieces:

Amazing!  Love it.  Gotta have it.  =)

January things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Stay warm and get ready to travel in style!

To Maine…

To Maine….

As some of you know, my sister is hiking the Appalachian Trail this summer.  It’s a great goal and amazing accomplishment.  14 states in 5 months, give or take.  SG and I have had a blast meeting her at different points on the trail.  Our final stop is here in Maine, where I’m at today.

The trail has been completed and now we are planning our way home.  Boy am I sure glad we now have the new Cricut Collection You Are Here!  What awesomeness!!  It will be fantastic for scrapping all the wonderful road trips I’ve been blessed in doing!

Tomorrow, I’ll put more information about the awesomeness of this collection and all of the images (700 on this cartridge) plus the wonderful country collections.

Maine and the New England states have been amazing.  We’ve tripped through several State/National parks/forests.  We’ve done a bit a hiking ourselves although not as much as planned due to being driven out by mosquitoes that believed we were the only live beings around.

After seeing SG covered from head to toe, even after DEET spray (which I’m not a fan of but after all the alternatives did not work, we needed and even Cutter did not work!!), we vacated that and went to a location where she could play without being eaten alive.

So Baxter State Park was awesome to visit:

 

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 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. $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 are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  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.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 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.  Maine has been amazing.  Love to hear what you’ve been doing this summer!!

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!!

 

Traveling and BOGOs!

Traveling and BOGOS

Hi there It’s been a bit since I posted. I’ve had the chance to travel back to the west to Utah, Salt Lake City to be specific. I went to Salt Lake City for the CTMH convention and I’m super excited with all of the fun product that will be coming August 1st . It was very cool to be able to go and get a tour of the close to my heart home office . It’s my first time even though I’ve been with the company for 17 years .

I had a great time playing a game with my daughter and the infamous sticky boy from conventions. The close to my heart home office staff hide Sticky Boys around the convention area for us to find. Sarah Grace’s fascinated with this so we play a game where I take little sticky boys (and girls now)and I post up and ask her “where is sticky boy now?”!

Then coming home for about 48 Hours actually less than. I hopped on a plane to Panama City Florida to meet up with my friend Joanne and help her with her crop in Mississippi. We drove from Florida all the way to Mississippi. It was an amazing trip with her and a friend Doris.

I spent the weekend meeting a wonderful group of ladies at the Crop Connection crop.  They did an awesome job with the theme of “Super Heros”.  The ladies welcomed in to their fold and I enjoyed getting to meet and work with some of them.

 

 

 

 

After that , we did the road trip back to Florida where we stopped to DeSoto National Forest and other places to get pictures to make great layouts with a new Cricut Cartridge that will be released on August 1!!

I went to stay close to Destin Florida with my friend Karen to help her with a few business things. She’s just gotten her massage license and starting a new time in her life. It was wonderful to catch up and meet her friends and see the spot that she’s working at.  I realized that I don’t have pictures of Karen and the spa even though I thought I did!  I’ll have to check with her to see.  Here are some pictures of Destin.  I then hopped a flight home on Tuesday to return to Crazy heat in Maryland. It was wonderful to see my family. I really did miss them after being gone over 2 weeks. I’ve spent the last week trying to catch up with everything but I got so far behind on when I was gone.

BOGOS:

doTERRA is having BOGO week!!  Join us in getting these great deals.

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

  • S1707 – Storybook Alpha is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Stampaganza.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • 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 all 12 of the Month Word Puzzles for FREE (value of $215.00), when you submit qualifying orders by August 31, 2017.  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 Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 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.   Hope you enjoyed catching up with my travels – LOL!  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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Back to Maryland!!

Wow…after 4 weeks in Missoula Montana, it’s time for us to return home to Maryland!  Fleet3_800

We’ve had wonderful trip full of ups and downs with two Celebration of Lives – my Dad and Grandma Mary.  Both will be missed tremendously but have left everyone with wonderful memories.

IMG_6960IMG_7213We’ve had fun with swim lessons, art classes, seeing family, walking dogs at the local shelter, a trip to Columbia Falls to see family, power/water outages, and more.

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Love Missoula!

msla 2 missoula_mt msla 3So off we go…..alaska-airlines-flight-9

to Washington DC…..dcThen to home.  bowie

It’s really hard to believe that next week school starts for SG again and we are into a whole new routine!!