Travel Activity Book

Travel Activity Book

I found this wonderful Travel Activity Book from my friend Ginni Candelera.  I got the workshop directions and when I realized I was running out of time to cut and make it before we departed from Maryland, I reached back out and was so blessed she had one kit left.  When SG went off on her first backpacking trip, I worked hard to get it done!   Here are a few of the pages to show you how cool it is.

The workshop uses the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack which is scheduled to retire here in a few weeks.   The Cricut Cuts are from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (over 700 images on this).  We are driving all around Oregon over the next several days and this book has provided a great deal of entertainment for us.  The album is a “Everyday Life” album.

 

Here’s a quick YouTube I made showing some more of the pages.  Ginni has created a very fun book that is invaluable to anyone taking road trips with older kids (and even adults) to help pass the time:

 

More pages to come in later blog posts!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Travel Activity Book as we move around Oregon!  =)

Spring 2018 Card Buffet

Spring 2018 Card Buffet

As we march on towards Spring, the Card Buffet has been updated and is ready to go with several new card addition. Take this card for example.  It’s a different twist on shaker cards which are super popular.  Using the Oval Thin Cut dies (on sale 25% off this month or 30% in the bundle) and a 3×4″ Flip Flap, you can make this super cute shaker card.

 

Actually, using the smaller flip flaps to make shaker cards leave them thinner than if you make them with foam tape, shaker shapes, or shaker cups.  This is a nice feature when it comes to mailing them out!  =)

Join us for the Come and Play Spring 2018 Card Buffet!  Here’s a collage of some of the cards to come:

 

March things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the March  SOM S1803 Birthday Time for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Die-Namite Savings.  All things dies are on sale this month, 25-30% off.  Single items and bundles are available. There are a few dies not on sale.   Check it out
  • Step Right Up.  Celebrate the circus with this great stamp set or bundle.  With the movie “The Greatest Showman” and the closing of circuses, take a moment to scrap those wonderful memories as we see a chapter close.  Outside the intended box…think “Disney”! 😉
  • Join My Team in January and get your choice of one of three different dies free.  There are a few other freebies, including this 5-Card Kit, Design Space files, and incentives offered to only my first downline.  Contact me to find out.  =) Check out this blog post.
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Stargazer.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live.  Jan-April 2018.  Because we are half way through the cycle of this catalog, we are running low on Chelsea Gardens and Make Waves.  If you have projects planned or love the paper, now is the time get it before it runs out.  Once the supply is exhausted, the product will be retired.
  • Happy Mail Club: With online orders over $25.00 of product, you will receive workshop guides (see the FB Group for the album) and more.  Check it out.
  • Check out CLEARANCE!  It rocks right now!!

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world. Mission Control – don’t miss out on this stamp and die set!  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

You are Here – Acadia – Design Space File

You are Here – Acadia – Design Space File

This is the first of many layouts for this summer’s road trip.  I’m using a combination of the new Basic Color Palette (10 new nummy colors that are two toned) and Jack, the featured paper pack of the month.  The brown is called Espresso.  I did a FB live in my customer group showing the difference between the two sides.

 Designing this layout:

I designed the layout in Design Space.  The pattern is from our new “Make It From You Heart Vol 3” pattern book which is all scrapbooking layouts.  I used Patter 20.   I did change some things on the pattern to accommodate my needs – making mats for the 3×4 pictures, putting spaces between the  photo wells, and creating a journal block the way I did.  Even though I could have the Cricut Explorer cut all the pieces, I do not do this.  Cut all the squares/rectangle shapes from my cutter.   Here is the file for Design Space:

https://design.cricut.com/#/design/66765498

You will need to purchase the CTMH Cricut Collection “You Are Here” to use the images.  This cartridge is a worth while investment because its got 700 images between the fonts and the images.  It’s all about traveling and significant events.  Learn more about the cartridge here.

The font offers you the option to have the letters all bold and thicker, like the capitol letters on my title, or to have the letters normal.  I like this font as it’s clean and easy to read.   There are several National Park emblem on this cartridge (now hoping for them to do a cartridge with the rest of the State Parks).

Hashtags are in and this is a good one.  Our theme for the summer has been to be outside so this rocks.

You’ll use this image over and over for your pages. We always need to date things.  “Vacation Date” looks good and it’s so much nicer then just writing the date somewhere in the journaling or on the page.

Here, you cut the “windy road” sign, in half, and put each side on the respective page to make it look like it’s overlapping.  Having overlapping features help the reader’s eyes flow across the page and build continuity.

Flip Flaps

If you scrap with me at all, you know I love using flip flaps to fit more pictures into the layout and that I try to put one event between two pages no matter what.  Using 3″x4″ flip flaps and adding a mat that is 1/2 of an inch bigger, I will build some books on this layout of the pictures.

 

Jack:

So where’s Jack in all of this?  Jack is the background paper behind the title.  This is actually from the Picture My Life cards that are available to cut up from two of the sheets in the paper pack.  I used two more Picture My Life cards to create the journal block.  The little strip under the Cranberry piece on both pages is called the “zip strip” from the top of the pages.  It’s the 1/2 inch you cut off.  Once side has the name of the paper and matching colors on it.  The backside of all the zip strips on the CTMH papers is usable as you see here.  Jack retires on August 31!  Not much time left to buy it!

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  We will be doing the next $10o in Hostess Credit giveaway on Sunday, August 27, at 4pm EDT, live on FB in my Group!! We have 6 weeks left to reach the goal – 8970 points to go.  If all the orders are from customers to make up these points, the following prizes are available to my customers only:  8-$100 hostess credit shopping sprees, 2 – 50% off items, 1 – Cricut Bundle (excludes the new cartridge) for a total off 11 more possible prizes!  180 more $50.00 orders to go! Woot Woot.  My customers are the best!!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.    Love to see what you create with this Acadia Design Space File.  Share with me.  =)   Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

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Do you have a wild child?

Do you have a wild child?

Most of us have that one person who is a “wild child” even if they are not a child!  It’s that person who has a free spirit or an adrenaline junkie.  They march to their own drummer.  Or they are your children who seem to have no understanding of the danger zones of life!  This layout is perfect for this.  You can use it for your inner wild child even.

With the Jack Workshop Your Way (WYW) and the workshop directions from me (which you receive free with a $25.00 purchase of the workshop supplies from my shopping website). I used some different twine that I had left over in my stash, the gray and white twine.

The half circles are made from the circle thin cuts that are cut in half.   You can use the circles to layer and create different background designs as well.  They are a staple in your scrapbooking arsenal just so you can have different shapes to use.

 

Use thin and regular 3D foam tape to pop up the different elements and letters so you get different layers.  I’m going to use this with SG, who’s favorite color is blue.  I’ll add in Pacficia for some matting.  Most of the picture sizes have flip flaps available for use.  You all know I love my flip flaps.   You’ll need the following supplies to create this layout:

Each Full ‘Jack’ Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

Additional Supplies used:

August is an amazing month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1708 – School Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Warehouse Sale – Every Tuesday, check out the new deals at 50% off. Great bundles!!
  • 10+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!  Join my FB Customer Group to see the available workshops.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are 78 points away from the next big giveaway!! We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you can chose between any of our Cricut collections, the Thin Cuts Block Alphabet set and the matching stamps, or $99.00 in product credit, for FREE, when you reach $300 in sales by September 30!!!  Get Details.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Jump for Joy.  Take a look at how our hostess program works and you’ll be jumping for joy!
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Blog Candy day!    Who is YOUR wild child?  You?  Your child?  Your spouse?  A friend?  How could you use this layout to celebrate them?  Answer in the comments and one of you will win a package of red enameled embellishments!!  Closes on Sunday night at 8pm EDT!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Celebrate your wild child today with this great layout.   Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, the Stamp of The Month for $5.00, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

Traveling and BOGOs!

Traveling and BOGOS

Hi there It’s been a bit since I posted. I’ve had the chance to travel back to the west to Utah, Salt Lake City to be specific. I went to Salt Lake City for the CTMH convention and I’m super excited with all of the fun product that will be coming August 1st . It was very cool to be able to go and get a tour of the close to my heart home office . It’s my first time even though I’ve been with the company for 17 years .

I had a great time playing a game with my daughter and the infamous sticky boy from conventions. The close to my heart home office staff hide Sticky Boys around the convention area for us to find. Sarah Grace’s fascinated with this so we play a game where I take little sticky boys (and girls now)and I post up and ask her “where is sticky boy now?”!

Then coming home for about 48 Hours actually less than. I hopped on a plane to Panama City Florida to meet up with my friend Joanne and help her with her crop in Mississippi. We drove from Florida all the way to Mississippi. It was an amazing trip with her and a friend Doris.

I spent the weekend meeting a wonderful group of ladies at the Crop Connection crop.  They did an awesome job with the theme of “Super Heros”.  The ladies welcomed in to their fold and I enjoyed getting to meet and work with some of them.

 

 

 

 

After that , we did the road trip back to Florida where we stopped to DeSoto National Forest and other places to get pictures to make great layouts with a new Cricut Cartridge that will be released on August 1!!

I went to stay close to Destin Florida with my friend Karen to help her with a few business things. She’s just gotten her massage license and starting a new time in her life. It was wonderful to catch up and meet her friends and see the spot that she’s working at.  I realized that I don’t have pictures of Karen and the spa even though I thought I did!  I’ll have to check with her to see.  Here are some pictures of Destin.  I then hopped a flight home on Tuesday to return to Crazy heat in Maryland. It was wonderful to see my family. I really did miss them after being gone over 2 weeks. I’ve spent the last week trying to catch up with everything but I got so far behind on when I was gone.

BOGOS:

doTERRA is having BOGO week!!  Join us in getting these great deals.

July is a jovial month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1707 – Storybook Alpha is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Stampaganza.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • 7+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out!
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event. $50.00 order is one entry into this drawing. Joining my team will get you entries. $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal of 39,000 points…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our three prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the fourth giveaway!  Wow….over $500 in prizes given out now!
  • Join My Team and you will receive all 12 of the Month Word Puzzles for FREE (value of $215.00), when you submit qualifying orders by August 31, 2017.  It’s $75 to join CTMH. The contents of the Consultant kit are worth $164 AND you get $50.00 of Product Credit to pick out other papers/inks/stamps for a value of $214.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now until August 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Like My FB Pages: Linda Creates and You’ve Got Oils
  • Join My Customer Special Peeps Group (Customers only, no consultants please).  In this group, you can see the different workshops in albums along with tracking the Great Cricut Giveaway.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.   Hope you enjoyed catching up with my travels – LOL!  Be sure to not miss out on an entry in the Great Cricut Giveaway, and two Workshops of your choice if your order is over $50.00!!

 

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