Archives for May 2018

RIP and Some Fun Cards

RIP and Some Fun Cards

RIP to my laptop of 14 years.  It’s really amazing how you become so comfortable with the keyboard and how things are set up on one computer.  I knew that I needed to upgrade because my laptop’s hardware was too old for the new stuff coming out.  It’s hard to say goodbye to an old friend so I’ve just kept hanging on. Then we found this:


Somehow, after 14 years, it’s clear that the computer has been dropped or hit to break off a corner.  You can’t open it without substantially damaging the top part of the computer.  Which we had to do so we could backup all the information and get it ready to transfer to a new laptop.  Back to trying to blog on a phone!

In the mean time, I’ve created a few cards with the “Dad Is Rad” kit for fun.  My first card is a “Hidden Corner” card (instructions in my Linda Creates Special Peeps Customer Group):


Open it up and you get this:


My next card is a “Sliding” card (instructions will be posted in the group).  This is a simple, fun card which you can very easily make:


I used a few other stamp sets for this card.  All fitting to celebrate your Dad.  I did a FB live on my FB Page about this card.  You can catch that for more details.

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  RIP to my old computer and hello to a new one.  Have fun with “Dad is Rad.   Have a creative day!


Free Postcard Perfect Workshop Guides

Free Postcard Perfect Workshop Guides

The Postcard Perfect Collection is amazing and to help you use it, I have two amazing workshop guides that you can get free when you order the Postcard Perfect products.  These guides will help you have either a 5 Layout (10 pages) from Kelly or 8 layouts (16 pages from Studio Sus).  For every $25.00 of product you purchase, you get one of these guides for free!

Kelly’s Workshop

Here’s a layout from Kelly (Design Space files included so you don’t have to create these).

I think the layout is amazing, right?  Look at all the amazing elements.  You’ll need the following supplies to create the workshop:

  • G1143: Postcard Perfect Paper Pack $14.95
  • CC5183 Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock $9.95 (includes 2 yellow, 2 sunset orange, 2 mint, 2 peacock blue, 2 bashful, 2 white daisy)
  • CC5184 Postcard Perfect Stamp set $17.95
  • Z3365 Gold Foil Paper $6.95
  • Z3323 White Burlap Ribbon $4.95
  • 1385 White Daisy Cardstock (For background pages and extras) $9.50/24 (need 10 extra + for stamping)
  • Z2809, Z2849, Z2852, Z2841, Z2808, Z2865, Z2805Tangerine, Peacock, Poppy, Glacier, Lemon, and juniper Ink $7.95/ea.
  • Various blocks for stamping, foam tape, pop dots
  • **The buffalo plaid embossing folder was used on Layout 3. This item is no longer available and so I recommend that customers either use their consultant’s folder or sub out another embossing folder. There are many wonderful styles still available that would look beautiful here.
  • Z1375 Kraft Cardstock (for Cricut Cuts)
  • Design Space with:
    • CTMH Flower Market
    • CTMH Artistry
    • CTMH You Are Here
    • Basic shapes in Design Space **The ships wheel and the porthole are custom designs created using CTMH images, fonts and basic shapes and are included.

Studio Sus Workshop:

For the Studio Sus workshop, you’ll create 8 amazing layouts (16 pages) using Espresso as the base pages for the layouts.  Here’s an example of one of the pages:

For this workshop, here are the supplies you need:

  • Postcard Perfect Paper Pack #CC5181 $14.95
  • Postcard Perfect Coordinating Cardstock pack (full pack $9.95) half pack #CC5183 $4.98
  • (12) pieces of Espresso Cardstock (24 sheet pack $14.50) #Z5951 $7.20
  • Beautiful Friendship Bows #Z4195 $5.95
  • Gold Glitter Gems #Z3312 $4.95
  • Documented Dots #Z4177 $3.95
  • Basic Ovals Thin Cuts #Z3318 $12.95
  • Block Alphabet Thin Cuts #Z3386 $65.95
  • Block Numbers Thin Cuts #Z4159 $29.95
  • This & That stamp set #C1667 $13.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Black #Z3271 $8.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Canary #Z2643 $7.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Bashful #Z2819 $7.95
  • Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Glacier #Z2841 $7.95
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.25
  • Piercing tool kit #Z2046 $6.95 (perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments)

Postcard Perfect is an amazing special to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with.  Come crop this weekend for free at my CropTastic on Sunday – 12-9pm.   I hope you enjoy these two options for scrapbooking workshops.  Cardmaker?  No worries, I have a workshop for this as well.  =)

Throwback Fun

Throwback Fun

Amazon popped up some great pictures today of a crop in Guam with some of my favorite peeps.  It’s a great throwback and makes me really miss our time in Guam.  We had a fantastic home (large and wonderful view) in Guam and cropped several times a month.  Here’s some fun pictures from that night.

We are actually working on altered books at this event. This group was very creative and loved exploring all different types of art. They led me on several marvelous adventures info their quest to learn more and be creative.

In the midst of all of this creating, we had a great deal of fun.  The sense of humor these ladies have is amazing.  We were together through some challenging times.  We made it to the other side.   The belly laughs were so worth it.  I love how crafting together helped us bond.


Best of all, from this group, I gained some life long friends. Friends I’m able to laugh, cry, and share life with. CTMH had always helped me get settled into a new area and make friends.  One of my closest friends, LeeAnn, is from Guam and she’s SG’s Godmom.

Don’t you just love her smile? 3 of these 5 ladies have been consultants with CTMH one time or another.  CTMH is not just crafting, it’s family!!  Come and join the fun by joining the team!  Join Our Fun!  Hope you enjoyed the my throwback!

Dad is Rad

Dad is Rad

Exclusive Product Offering – May 15 – June 30, 2018
We love Dad (for the most part) and here is a great kit to celebrate him. “Dad Is Rad”. You can get the full kit for $29.95 (normally $41.67) or just the stamp set for $17.95
To celebrate the dads in your life, the Dad Is Rad exclusive product offering features the limited Rad Dad stamp set, and discounted Dad Is Rad Workshop Bundle. The products in this workshop include the stamp set and other items to create one 12″ × 12″ layout, one 12″ × 12″ page, and four cards that can be used both for Father’s Day, or to share with all the “rad” people you love!
Don’t forget about all the other great projects for this month!

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  Celebrate Dad is Rad.   Have a creative day!


Builders Board

Builders’ Board

SG had a project to be an inventor.  I created a bulletin board to celebrate all of the student’s work.  It was so fun to read all of the different ideas they can and how they created inventions!  This is not my most creative board as I was trying to capture some different words they used to describe what they did.

Thank goodness for the Cricut and having all these different fonts and images to use to make the board more interesting.


Are these ideas just amazing for 3rd graders?!  I’m so blessed that I have the time to volunteer and help out.  I thank CTMH for the ability to be my own boss so I can have the time to volunteer in my daughter’s classroom.

May things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  I’m so proud of all the kids and excited to make the Builders’ Board   Have a creative day!