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!


Classic Summer Bash

Classic Summer Bash


We had an amazing weekend and got a lot done around our house.  Flowers planted, outdoor furniture dug out and cleaned, and the patio swept and set up.  Look great and perfect for celebrating a weekend summer bash.  Are the tropical flowers beautiful?  I so miss being on Guam and all of the beautiful flowers you have there.


S1805 Classic Summer Bash is perfect for making the invites for a bash to welcome in the summer time.  =) Here is a great invitation to get the summer started.

It’s been a bit since we’ve had an invitation set and this is excellent.  You’ll be able to use this for anything you’ll need an invite all.

I love wood grain paper, don’t you?  Stamp the jar, then the ice cubes.  Stamp the cubes so they overlap the edge of the jar. Then fussy cut the jar out.  Stamp the lemons and cut out.  Put them on with one under the thin 3D foam tape.  A unique twist on this card is this:

The base is the wood grain with the invite.  The card part is the right side of the card where you can put a short note to each invitee.

The Free Stamp of the Month Kit when you buy the S1805 Classic Summer Bash Stamp of the Month for $5.00.



Enjoy this fun invite.  Get ready for a Class Summer Bash.    Have a wonderfully creative day!



Little Soul Food

Little soul food

This weekend was so beautiful weather wise that we spent it working outside. Got a lot of our flowers planted with help from several of our

neighborhood kids. We washed off the chairs cleaned up things drag them out got things set up and are ready to enjoy the summer.

More on the Postcard Perfect Collection

More on the Postcard Perfect Collection

There are several different product options for Postcard Perfect Collection,  so it’s a little crazy to keep straight.  Here’s the run down.  First you have the Paper Pack with 6 different sheets of background and texture paper, two-sided, so you have a total of 12 different patterns.  There are 2 different patterns of white embossing on vellum included in the packet.


The cardstock pack has 12 pieces of cardstock included.   It is important to pick up the cardstock pack with the paper pack because there are colors in the pack that are not available outside of the pack.  It’s fun to have new, fun colors. =)   The workshop for scrapbooking from Studio Sus uses the Espresso cardstock for the base pages.


The next option is the stamp set, Postcard Perfect Stamp Set.  The title “Amazing Family Vacation” is great for lots of other pages outside of a tropical or beach vacation.   The tag stamp is create on both cards and pages.


If you’d like to have a project that is quick and easy and helps you get pages into the album fast, try this option with the Postcard Cut Above Kit.  This is my favorite Cut Above – I love having the different options – stickers (nice cardstock thickness), punch outs, and easy to assemble:

If you love it all, there is a great bundle with all of the above for $53.95, saving 20% off the $67.80 price.  You get everything you need to have in this bundle.

Need to create a vacation album or just getting started?  You have four bundle options which include either a D-Ring Album or Post Bound Album, journaling pen, adhesive, and the Postcard Perfect Cut Above kit:


There are some many amazing workshop options you can pick from, from my collection.

Enjoy this amazing Postcard Perfect Collection.  I can’t wait to see what you all create with it!


Out of this World Clearance

Out of this world clearance

Yowzers – the clearance is crazy!!  Not only do we have Idea Book – SE2 full of great new stuff, Postcard Perfect, and an oh-so-fun stamp of the month, but there is some amazing clearance – stamps and thin cuts as low as $5.00 just to mention one great item!!  You better run and check it out!!

Postcard Perfect and Beyond

Postcard Perfect and Beyond!

I thought May was going to be a slower month around here, however, CTMH has shown me otherwise!  LOL.  Of course being gone the 4 times over the past 6 weeks for several days at a time, has created a time crunch for me.  This is National Scrapbooking Month and I’m so loving this paper pack and the workshops I’ve helped proof from Studio Sus and some of my other favorite artists.  Here’s Monica from the Corporate Office sharing the collection:

Get ready to celebrate National Scrapbooking Month with the Postcard Perfect Collection! This special feature is a collection of coordinating products:

  • an exclusive paper pack – $14.95
  • stamp set – $17.95
  • cardstock combo pack – $9.95
  • Cut Above®layout kit.  – $24.95
  • Save 20% when you purchase the Postcard Perfect product bundle, which includes all this month’s featured items in one convenient bundle. $53.95 USD
  • Save 20% with 4 different kits including an album, Postcard Perfect Cut Above Kit, Journaling Pen, and Adhesive – $51.95 USD

PLUS – purchase any of the products totaling $25 and you can choose one of 6 different workshop guides I have available:

  • Tina L Scrapbooking – 3 Layouts
  • Jacqui P Cardmaking – 20 cards – 10 patterns – 2 of each.
  • Melissa Laverty Everyday Album Workshop
  • Studio Sus – Scrapbooking – 8 layouts
  • Studio Sus – Cardmaking –
  • Kelly F – Scrapbooking
  • option from the 3 workshop guides I have – 2 for scrapbooking and 1 for cards! Purchase $75 of product and you’ll get all three free!!

Check out my Workshop Page or my Linda Creates Special Peeps Group on FB to see all of these great workshops.

For Hostesses: Hostesses can receive a FREE Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit when their party order reaches at least the third level of Hostess Rewards.

For New Consultants: Anyone who becomes a Close To My Heart Consultant in May will receive the Postcard Perfect Cut Above® layout kit FREE in their New Consultant Kit.  The New Consultant Kit is $75.00 and worth $212.  Add on the Cut Above for $24.95 and you’ve got an amazing deal – $236.95 for $75.00 – 70% off!  Other great reasons to join CTMH:

  • 22% – 35% off all your orders
  • Exclusive 1st DL group for all sorts of fun
  • Part of a large creative community with my uplines
  • All your crafting is tax deductible
  • Crafting is a great way to spend time with your friends
  • Everyone loves a handmade gift (and it saves you money too)

Seasonal Expressions 2 is Live!

Place your online order today and have it added to your order for FREE!!  =)  There are four new, amazing paper packs to help celebrate Summer and our memories.  Click on the picture above to view the Seasonal Expressions 2 online.

Stories by Stacy is finally here!

I’m very excited and will be looking through my past online orders to see who will be one of the lucky 5 peeps to get spoiled by me!  Check this out:

So this is a brand new project and I’m going to be reaching out to five customers who are willing to dedicate some time creating these albums and doing a FB Live in my group showing off your mini-book and sharing your thoughts on this new product line.  You will be my live product testers!

Classic Summer Bash S1805


May Stamp of the Month (SOM)

I love jar images for stamps.  There is so much you can do with them. It’s been a bit since we’ve had an invitation stamp set so this is good timing.  Use this set to create invites for a late Spring or Summer party.  Use the invite piece for any party. Use the other stamps for so much more.  You can purchase the set for $17.95 or for $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00 of product.  When you get the set for $5.00, you’ll get the SOM Card Kit for free!


Set of 25
Recommended My Acrylix® blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000), 1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 2″ × 2″ (Y1003), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 4″ × 5″ (Y1012)

Featured Paper Pack – Beautiful Friendship

Isn’t this just amazing?  It’s the first of 4 new paper packs in the Seasonal Expressions.  By default of the tea paper, stamps, and compliments, it will be my favorite!

Thanks for stopping by to see all that is new in May.  Enjoy this Postcard Perfect Collection.  With all the different workshop you can choose from, you’ll be sure to find it fun and a way to get some great memories scrapped.