Archives for May 2015

Lemons make Lemon”aide” – Check out Free!

Here is my last layout, Lemons…Lemon”aide”.  I’m using the fabulous papers and stamp set, Taste of Summer – CC1038 and CC1039, respectively.

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Close to My Heart
National Scrapbooking Month
CC1038
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Taste of Summer Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
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This layout captures the bittersweet final 24 hours of our sweet dog, Ginger’s time with us.  When we let SG know this was Ginger’s last night with us because she was so sick, SG was so heartbroken and upset.   When we asked what would help her out, SG decided she would stay with Ginger, to include sleeping with her, so Ginger would never been alone!  SG took a bad situation and made it as positive as it could be. SG was going to be there to help Ginger whenever, hence “Lemonaide”.

Lemons LO 1 WM

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

This is one of those great layouts inspired from the “Make It From Your Heart – Vol 2”.   Just love these books when you are stumped.

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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I used E1027 – Framework Alphabet – to create the title.  I think this has to be one of my favorite alphabet stamp set because you can color it in.

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E1027 – Framework Alphabet
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I stamped the lemons in Canary and rolled the edges with Topiary.  I fussy cut them out.  Coated them with Z679 Liquid Glass and let them dry overnight.  I used Z1919 Purple Shimmer Trim to accent the pennants.

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Over the “Lemonaide”, I used the  Z553 Bonding Memories Glue Pen and coated it with Prisma Glitter.

Lemon ~ Lemonaide Taste of Summer National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Lemon ~ Lemonaide
Taste of Summer
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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This is your last day, May 31, 2015, to order Taste of Summer Paper CC1038 and Taste of Summer stamp set CC1039.

Using Design Space?  Purchase the stamp from me and I’ll send you the Design Space file I’ve created for the stamp set for FREE! I have many blog posts this month featuring both the paper and the stamp set, in both cards and layouts – go back and check out them out.  Fun, fun!!

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and May 31, 2015, and I’ll send you a D-sized stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  This is a $21.00 value!! 

Smiles and Happy Creating!

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June is around the corner – check out FREE!!

June will be here in a few days..four to be exact! What’s FREE?  Read to the end of the post to see!

I really can’t believe how fast the time is flying this year.   June’s featured paper kit will be Jackson!  It’s awesome and works well with the upcoming special (check back on June 1 for this).   I actually changed things around to have Jackson this month due to the special and Father’s Day.

Jackson Papers Seasonal Expressions 2 Close To My Heart Linda Creates~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Jackson Papers
Seasonal Expressions 2
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates~ Linda Caler
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Jackson’s colors are Barn Red, Cocoa, Glacier, and Juniper paired with the neutral, Colonial White.   I love the paper and how masculine it is.  Great for hiking, camping, Scouts (boys or girls), outside, the park, bike racing or riding..I really think the list is endless.  Here are the Workshop On The Go (WOTG) samples from CTMH (mine to come in a few days) 1504-se-wotg-jackson-boy-layout-wm

1504-se-wotg-jackson-sama0ntha-layout-wm 1504-se-wotg-jackson-mountain-layout-wmJune 13 will be the Jackson Workshop On The Go from 12-3.  If you attend the workshop ($35.00), you are able to stay and crop until 9pm Free.  If you’d prefer to crop only, it’s $10.00 which includes a goodie bag, use of all my stamps (all companies), ink pads, Cricut Expressions and Air {bring your own mat}, Cuttlebug, folders, and other tools.  I have on hand, paper by the sheet for sale as well as other CTMH products for cash and carry.

Taste of Summer last days special!!  These papers, CC1038, are totally awesome!!  Don’t miss out on getting them or the matching stamp set, CC1039 Taste of Summer.  The stamp set is designed to work with one of CTMH’s Exclusive Cartridges, Artiste!

Using Design Space?  Purchase the stamp from me and I’ll send you the Design Space file I’ve created for the stamp set for FREE! I have many blog posts this month featuring both the paper and the stamp set, in both cards and layouts – go back and check out them out.  Fun, fun!!

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and May 31, 2015, and I’ll send you a D-sized stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  This is a $21.00 value!! 

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Close to My Heart
National Scrapbooking Month
CC1038
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com
www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

 

Taste of Summer Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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You can’t beat that!  So hurry up and get your orders in!  =)

Smiles and Happy Creating!

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Train Card

Last month my niece was here visiting during her spring break.  She wanted to make a birthday card for a friend.  He likes trains and here’s the card we created!

Birthday Train Card Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Birthday Train Card
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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We found several different images through Cricut Design Space.  We started off with Z3017 Artfully Sent, one Close To My Heart’s exclusive cartridges, to create the front of the card.  I have created a Design Space file from the Artfully Sent for a pop-up card which you can use any images.

Train Card 2 wmWe did a search for “trains”, “smoke”, and “sun”.   With the images she picked out, we created the above.   My niece found a “Happy Birthday” stamp set to use  (retired CTMH).  We took the cut-outs from the front of the card and put them on the bottom, around the stamped image.

Cricut Train Card Linda Creates - Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Cricut Train Card
Linda Creates – Linda Caler
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We put paper pieced the train together – put it on the center so it pops up when you open the card.  Attached the smoke.  Paper pieced the clouds and sun and put it on the sky.  She loved what we created and so do I.  It’s great to spend creative time with a young person.

Cricut Train Card Linda Creates - Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Cricut Train Card
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Smiles and Happy Creating!

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The Sweet Taste of Summer Card

With May coming to an end, here’s one of my last cards using Taste of Summer.

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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For this Sweet Taste of Summer card I combined a two different stamp sets, Taste of Summer CC1039 and Ice-Cold Summer B1478, along with the CC1038 Taste of Summer Paper Pack for May!

stamp images 72cac1c0-2848-4787-9e67-2d213eb48a92This card was inspired by a scrapbook page I saw done by CTMH and I turned the idea into a card.  I used the fruit stamps to create a random pattern down the front of the card.  Used the Cricut to cut out the tag with Z1970 Artiste.

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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For the glass, I outlined it by hand. Used Whisper for the ice cubes.  Added some prisma glitter for some bling.  Fussy cut the glass and used 3D tape to pop it up.

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

All and all, pretty sweet card to celebrate the start of summer this last weekend!

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

The Sweet Taste of Summer Card
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Thanks for stopping by! Smiles and Happy Creating!

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Taste of Summer

I’m having so much fun with the Taste of Summer Paper and Stamp Set!  Just can’t get enough of them.  I created this card, more whimsical, with the vine and strawberries.

Taste of Summer Card 3 Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer Card 3
Close To My Heart
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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It’s a simple layered card.  Stamp the vines in Topiary.  Add a few strawberries using Hollyhock and using the “rock and roll” technique, add a bit of Ruby on the edges with the strawberry top in Topiary.  Doing the same thing, stamp a few strawberries on scrap white and cut out.   Here’s the Taste of Summer Paper (CC1038) and Stamps (CC1039).

Taste of Summer  Close to My Heart National Scrapbooking Month CC1038 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
Close to My Heart
National Scrapbooking Month
CC1038
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer
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Use the ShinTouch Markers to add the yellow for the seeds.  Then add some Liquid Glass on the seeds to create the texture of the strawberries.

Taste of Summer Card 3 Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer Card 3b
Close To My Heart
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Cut out some flowers from the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  Color the center in with the yellow Touch marker.  Use our glue pen (one of my favorites) over the yellow and dust with prisma glitter!

Taste of Summer Card 3 Close To My Heart Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer Card 3a
Close To My Heart
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Cut the tag from Cricut Artiste Cartridge and stamp it with the “yummy” stamp in Canary. Add a pennant

Taste of Summer Card 3d National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer Card 3d
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Add the sentiment on top, stamping in the black, wiping off the “Berry” with a wet wipe and stamping it.  Then reink the sentiment in Hollyhock and wipe off “You’re” and “Special”, lining up the sentiment and stamping again.  This is the blessing of acrlix stamps – you can see where you are stamping.  You get the two toned sentiment.

Taste of Summer Card 3d National Scrapbooking Month Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com www.lindacreates.ctmh.com

Taste of Summer Card 3d
National Scrapbooking Month
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
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Only a few more days to get the National Scrapbooking Month Special from Close To My Heart!  You don’t want to miss out on the Taste of Summer!!

Smiles and Happy Creating!

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