Hi! My name is Linda Caler and you are visiting my corner of the internet ~ Linda Creates. Thanks for stopping by to check me out. Here’s a little bit about me:
Creating or making messes is as natural to me as breathing (ask my husband)! I discovered my love for stamping back in 1987 and I’ve never looked back. I met Jeff, my husband, in 1998 and started to scrapbook shortly thereafter. When we were transferred to Guam, I discovered there was little to nothing for crafting or at least access to crafting materials. I panicked (ok, so maybe I’m addicted LOL) and started researching scrapbooking companies I could join so I would at least have access to stamping and scrapbooking materials. One of the things that drew me to Close To My Heart is access to the best supplies and getting a discount on what I buy. This is better than always shopping sales. Thus began my journey with CTMH.
For the first year, I simply supported my own card making and scrapping. Two friends soon joined me and I held a monthly crop, placing orders with my friends. Someone in church discovered what I did and we started having monthly classes. After one year of this, my “hobby” exploded into a business, with 20 of my friends joining my team! I honestly contribute to our household expenses while still supporting my hobby. I even earned a cruise in 2004! You can check out all the different ways I work my business HERE.
Life moved us back stateside to Maryland where we lived for 18 years. In 2008, Jeff and I were blessed with a little girl after several trials. Becoming a Mom has been incredible. Of course, most of her life is documented through scrapbooking. Don’t worry, I’m as behind as everyone else. =) In 2012, I became “Linda Creates” when I realized how important it was for me to enter the world of social media and blogging.
In 2022, I celebrated 25 years with Jeff (22 married), 22 years with CTMH, 14 years as a Mom, and a relocation to Vancouver, Washington! We currently are in the middle of getting settled in our new home which we purchased at the end of August! New school, remodeling, and restarting! Outside of God and girlfriends (which CTMH has provided me plenty of!), my family is very important.
I’m currently the leader of the most fantastic team – The World Wide Stampettes. We have received recognition for team sales several times. I have earned nine incentive trips -one to the Caribbean – 2004, Hawaii Aulani, Eastern Caribbean, Puerta Vallerta, Thailand, Western Caribbean, Tahiti, New York/Bermuda, and most recently, The World Is Yours!
I feel completely blessed to have found Close to My Heart. I love Close To My Heart, and it’s really amazing that I get paid for sharing my love and passion! While my business grew in leaps in bounds between 2000-2004, my husband was active duty and we’ve had some moves/other life events which have impacted my ability to be totally focused. With each move Close To My Heart has been flexible and I’ve never lost my business. Nowhere will you find a community so committed to helping its Makers through trying times. If any of these things appeal to you – supporting your hobby, contributing to the household expenses, or even earning an incentive trip – please let me know! I would love to help you get started in your journey by joining my team! Need more information? Check out this page!!
Finally, a word about copyright:
I’m thankful and excited that you’ve come to visit my site. Please note that unless otherwise stated, this is my original work. Please feel free to use as inspiration for your own personal use. Please do NOT use for publication, contest/message board entries, or to sell. If my work inspires a work of your own, please give credit by posting a link to my blog. If you are inspired by someone else’s creation that I’ve posted, please give them credit by posting a link to their blog or Pinterest. Thank you in advance for your consideration!