Archives for March 2015

Last days…..

Oh goodness, it’s so hard to believe we are in the last days of March, with tomorrow being the end!  Somewhere around here, Spring may show up!  With sleet/ice this am, I’m not sure sure when!  With the end of March, the first Seasonal Expression comes to an end.  All products in it with a time clock by the item number will be retiring.

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Time Icon indicating retiring products. www.lindacreates.com

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Seasonal Expressions 1 Cover www.lindacreates.com

 

I have enjoyed working with both Heartstrings and Hopscotch (which is my fav)!  We have created lots of fun pages, cards, and paper craft items from both.  You don’t want to miss out on getting either.  Heartstrings is good for so many different events – anything you love – pets, family, babies, ect!  I’ve used Hopscotch for all things outside – the beach, hiking, being outside in the yard!  You have to love how versatile both paper kits are so you can use it all up!

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It’s also the last two days to join in the fun and become a part of the team!!  If you do it today or tomorrow, you’ll get the shoulder tote for FREE!!!   If you place a $300 order within 40 days of joining, you’ll get the rolling tote for FREE (value $149.95)!!

Rolling Tote Collage

I love both of the new kits for people signing up right now.  They have some many goodies in there for $99.00 (Value of $350)!!  You can choose between two different kits – one for the cardmaker/paper crafter and the other for the scrapbooker/memory keeper.

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Scrapbooker’s New Consultant Kit

 

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Cardmaker’s New Consultant Kit

Don’t miss out and join the fun today!! Hawaii Group

 

 

Hugs and keep creating!

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Choose Happy with the March SOM

Back again with “Choose Happy – S1503”, the March Stamp of the Month (SOM).  Here’s my last, very fun, Hungry Caterpillar card!  I used Cricut Artfully Sent to create this card.  The card says “Rest, Relax, Repeat” and has all the rain drop.  I like the rain drops being on the front of the card as well as being cut out of the inside of the card

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S1503 Choose Happy Hungry Caterpillar Card #3

 

To recreate this card use Artfully Sent, page 17, Scene, both parts.  I used Design Space to make the card 5.5″ x 4.25″ (you’ll need to unlock the sizing to do this).   I used Pacifica cardstock and White Daisy.  Use the splice function in Design Space, I cut out the stem and flower so I could layer them.

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“Hungry Caterpillar Card 3 – S1503 Choose Happy

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S1503 Choose Happy – Stamp Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I used the 2nd border from the right to create the body of the caterpillar (this was inspired by another awesome consultant, Karen Pederson).  I free-handed the rest of the caterpillar.  Colored him in with our Shin Han Touch markers and you have a super cute “Hungry Caterpillar”!   I used the sayings “this day” and “choose happy”.  Using a black fine tip journal pen, I doodled around the edge of the card.  The stamp set is $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase (plus you get a set of free sequins from me that I’ll mail to you separately!).

Happy Creating,

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Happy Birthday Card for my neighbor

I loved making this Happy Birthday card for my neighbor’s girlfriend!  It’s a challenge to create something someone else has in mind and hope what I come up, works!  Since I love the beach, I keep all of my stamp sets that have anything to do with the beach/islands.  So this card uses my stash of retired sets as well as some current sets.  I was excited to create a card which reflects something I love to and reflects the sentiments that he wants to express as well!

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(C) Linda Creates – Linda Caler

I used Seaside Paper Pack – X7192B because the colors matched the described personality of the receiver.  I pulled out C1595 Hello Summer and D1531  Tropical Paradise . as well as several others.     My neighbor loves the beach and so does his girlfriend.  She’s a surfer.  They have a lot of summer plans.  He went through and picked out the images he liked the best for me to use in creating the card.  Here are two of the sets I used:

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C1595 Hello Summer
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C1531 Tropical Paradise
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I used the Z3017 Cricut Artfully Sent to create the base for the popup card (I’ve actually created and saved the blank popup card base in both a standard (4.25″x 5.5″) and 5″x 7″ card for easy recall!  Love Design Space and my Cricut Air) and Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Alphabet used on the front on the card to say “Happy Birthday”.

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I used paper tearing to create dimension and the illusion of surf.  By alternating X5762 Lagoon cardstock and Seaside background and texture paper to create waves coming in for the ocean.  I cut a piece of 1273 Desert Sand for the sand then used our Z1294 Sanding Kit to give it texture to look like sand.  I took a punch and created footprints in the sand walking towards the surfboards and beach chair/umbrella.  I sponged the top of the footsteps to give them some shading so it would look like what footsteps look like when you walk through the sand.   I used a system font for doing the handwriting on the inside of the card through Design Space (have I told you how much I LOVE Design Space???).  Anyway a few trials and errors with that due to having to cut the base of the card as well as write on it but we got it done!

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Front of Beach Card

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Inside of Beach Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really liked the way it all came together.  The inside saying stamped on the sky is D1653 Happy Everything, to be released on April 1, 2014 (Seasonal Expressions 2).  It’s not blinged out or fancy as this is not her style.  It does reflect their love of the beach, surfing, being together and being outside while celebrating her birthday.  It did what I love to do – help people celebrate relationships.  My neighbor was thrilled and I hope it will.

Happy Creating!

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Freshly Made Sketches Doodle Designs

When I saw Freshly Made Sketches #178, I knew that I had the best stamp sets to use for it.  I needed to make a swap card for the Seasonal Expressions 2 (aka SE2 to be released April 1, 2015 to customers) which is due in 2 weeks!  So super excited to get inspiration from this challenge so I can knock this card set out.  Happiness is “A Little Magic”!

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D1648 – Snapshot Memories
A1170 – Doodle Design
FMS #178 Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyway, I’ve been making several cards with A1170 – Doodle Design, a stamp set from the SE1!  (Reminder – SE1 retires nine days so you are down to the last chance to get these awesome papers packs and embellishments.) I love using the doodled circle to go around other stamps.  Doodle Design goes well with the “magic” saying from D1648 – Snapshot Memories which is in the SE2 so you get a bit of a sneak peak as well!

FMS CASE SE2 Magic 2 wmI was looking to make a simple white on white card with just a little bit of color to set things off.   I used the dark purple glitter paper from Z1992 Purple Glitter Paper Pack, x562 Lagoon Paper for the pennant, Z1686 Cricut Art Philosophy to cut out the circle (at 2.5″) and the pennants, and Z1979 Marvey Uchida LePen Journal Pen for the doodling.  It needed some bling so I added some Purple Glitter Gems Z1936.  It’s a simple card with just a bit of color for the FKS #178 Challenge

D1648 Snapshot Memories A1170 Doodle Design www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

D1648 Snapshot Memories
A1170 Doodle Design
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Fun to create and a new card for the Come and Play Card Buffet!  This class is offered at my home and at crops!  =)

Happy Creating!

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“Choose Happy” CTMH March SOM

“Choose Happy” is  the March Stamp of the Month.  Once I  saw just how darn cute it is because you can make “Hungry Caterpillars” with it, I’m addicted to using it.   I’m just having a great time creating these caterpillar cards for my preschool friends.  I’m thinking of birthday cards, using the caterpillar, for my friends with babies/toddlers or anyone I give the “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” book by Eric Carle to.

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S1503 Choose Happy March SOM Hungry Caterpillar Card 2

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S1503 Choose Happy Stamp Images

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Using the Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, I cut this card and backed the cut outs with different colors (Topiary and Thistle). Everyone has a scrap container and using your scraps to go behind the cutout images is a great way to use them.  I did cut a back panel to cover up my paper piecing so the card looks neat when it’s opened.  I used the border stamp (2nd from the right) to create the body of the caterpillar.  I drew triangles for the legs and drew his head.  Color him in with our Touch markers!  Too simple and too cute!!

Then I took the journalling pen and doodled around the edges.  I stamped “this day”  and “you’re special” on it for the sentiments.  The card was easy to make and even better, I can save the file in Design Space!

Get your “Choose Happy – S1503” for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  With the $50.00 purchase, you’ll also get a package of sequins for free that I’ll mail to you direct!  Win-Win!

Happy Creating!

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