Don’t Let Your Babies Be JPEGS!

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Don’t let your babies grow up to be jpegs! This picture from Power of Positivity says it all. Check out this great article about leaving your pictures on a disc or in a cloud:https://petapixel.com/2019/03/04/the-lesson-from-costcos-photo-lab/?fbclid=IwAR2YRJohhACb3ub3WFRqRKBpaT5PThD5q2fMF2iVQ-6SMNOw1yh5taTVwXs

Use the Craft with Heart subscription to avoid this. When you do the annual subscription, you’ll get a coupon for getting 30 free prints from Persnickety Prints! Your family can look at the pictures and layouts. They can read the stories. They can laugh, joke, and smile over memories. Jpgs can’t provide any of this. And there’s a huge chance finding the picture you want to share, will be a task of hunting through files!

Here are the new layouts:

These layouts go together, lickety split, which I love, because I’m getting things done.

Check out the Marvelous March Specials!!

  • BOGO 50% Paper Party: Buy any My Reflections paper packet or coordinating cardstock, get one 50% off! As a papercrafter, you can never have too much paper! That’s why we’ve invited you to join us for a Paper Party all month long! Buy any paper packet or coordinating cardstock this month and get another of equal or lesser value at 50% off! For convenient ordering, we’ve also created some bundles that pair each paper packet with its coordinating cardstock at the discounted price. 
  • You can also get a FREE Mix-in paper packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month!
  • Love Blossom Stamp Set and Workshop Options:  There are several options for your customers to purchase the supplies used in the Love Blossoms workshop. Both the Love Blossoms workshop kit (CC21912) and the workshop kit + embossing folder (CC21911) include the stamp set, cardstock, four Exclusive Inks™ mini stamp pads, silver embellishing thread, and cards and envelopes needed to create twelve cards. These kits are offered at 20% off the retail price. The only difference is that one includes the embossing folder (CC21911) and one does not (CC21912).
  • Stamp of the MonthS1903 This Happened!
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. TBA
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):So Much Happy! My second favorite papers Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and we are half way through it! Eek! 
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Seasonal Expressions to add to your order! This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =) That’s a $6.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!! 

Thank you so much for stopping by my corner of the internet. Print those jpgs so your family can laugh, cry, and reminisce over the memories!

Important Things

IMPORTANT THINGS

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.

The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:

  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219)
  • Picture My Life™ Cards — Perfectly Imperfect (X7236E)
  • Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape (Z4214)
  • Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)

Nifty November Specials To Remember!

  • Fund Your Fun!  Join CTMH in November for $75 and get $75 of CTMH Cash to build your own consultant kit!
  • Days of December – Capture 31 days of memories with this product bundle.  This will make a wonderful family project.
  • Hello Pumpkin Deluxe Kit – step up your crafting with this fun add-on kit to the Hello Pumpkin Workshop Your Way!!!
  • Advent Calendar – Get this wonderful Advent Calendar guide here.
  • Christmas Blessings – This beautiful workshop creates 12 cards in three different designs.
  • The Great Outdoors and True North – Celebrate 15 yrs with Canada with these two product bundles (save 25%) and workshops.
  • The Important Things – Check out the different workshop guides that I have for this pack here.
  • Stamp of the Month: S1811 Seasonal Trees
  • Free Project Kit when you purchase the November S1811 Seasonal Trees for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.  I have an album of art up in the FB group. – Check it out
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in October and receive and extra $25.00 of CTMH Cash.   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s)Tis The Season.  Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Holiday Expressions is live!!  
  • Exciting news – Everyone ordering will get it free Holiday Expressions to add to your order!  This is exciting news that they will be GIVING everyone the Idea Book FREE.  =)  That’s a $3.00 value! Thank you CTMH for doing this!!  To view online, click on the image.

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  Take a few moments in November to contemplate and remember your important things.  Sometimes they got lost in the shuffle of life.

 

Short Story – Story By Stacy

Short Story – Story By Stacy

We got to create one of the Short Story albums during Convention this summer.  I felt so lucky to get a chance to create this with Stacy Julian!  I confess it was a little stressful to create because you are looking doing a “mash-up” of your photos to tell a short story.  Not chronological.  Gasp!  The only real journaling is on the last page of the book.   Whew, right?!  In the end, I was thrilled by what I had created.  It worked out so much better then I thought it would.

Product Description

Each workshop kit includes:
1 – 6″ × 6″ album
10 – 6″ × 6″ Memory Protectors™
12 – patterned paper sheets; 6″ × 6″
20 – White Daisy cardstock sheets; 6″ × 6″
4 – sticker and die-cut sheets; 6″ × 6″
1 – Black & White Dots
1 – white twine; 1 yd.
1 – black & white gingham ribbon; 3 yds.
1 – Short Story workbook

I’m working on getting my Short Story into a YouTube video so I can share.  I tend to do FB lives then need to figure out how to make them YouTubes.  =)

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Be watching for some videos on the Short Story from Story by Stacy.  Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

Let’s Talk About Class

Let’s Talk About Class

One of the specials this month from CTMH is “You’ve Got Class”.  As we are wrapping up scrapping our pictures of our kids from school or preparing for the next year, this collection offers you the ability to get some of these projects done.  Expand it further, thinking about teacher gifts and you can be ready to go when the kids go back to school in a month (that was a fast summer)!

Preserve the best of your child’s school years with the You’ve Got Class collection of products. This special features a paper collection, exclusive stamp set, and workshop kit all designed to commemorate the passage of those formative years. But act quickly, these products are only available through September 30!

The unique You’ve Got Class workshop contains a set of materials that you can use to create 14 single page scrapbook layouts — an entire album with one page for each school year. The workshop kit also includes our True Fit Folios, giving you a place to preserve precious keepsakes and mementos from each year. Download the instructions for this workshop below!   Many of you ask about True Fit Folios when I see you cropping.  You have all of August to get those ordered!!

 

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  A heartfelt thanks to all of you wonderful peeps for being being so supportive of my business!

Making Memories

Making Memories

While I’m here at the CTMH Convention making memories, I’m sharing this great layout using the Fresh Air Workshop Your Way and the Studio Sus Workshop.

Because I’m going to use these layouts to scrap pictures from our Appalachian Trail Adventures last year, I really enjoyed getting these layouts done.  These adventures with Aunt Lauren are a once in a lifetime adventure as she does not plan to hike the trail again.  Too much humidity for her!

The Picture My Life cards that you can cut out from one of the papers in the kit provide some great titles and journaling spots.   “Real Authentic Family Memories” with the word “Escape” through it, works so well because out on the trail, it’s real, it’s an escape, and we created some awesome family memories this way.

“Making Memories” is cut from the Thin Cut Alphabet.   Use the Fresh Air Compliments to make layers or clusters in different areas.   I used a number of different embellishments that I had around.  I love scrapping from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Take some time this summer to celebrating making memories.  Time comes and goes fast.

Flash Sale still running – check out what’s on sale

Flash Sale still running – check out what’s on sale!

Crazy to have another flash sale so close but we are headed to Convention next week in Las Vegas, Nevada!  I can’t wait to see everyone.  This means new products will be released to consultants!

Means we have to make room in the warehouse for all the new stuff.    Here’s what’s up for the Flash Sale, including 4 Cricut Cartridges:

Wow!  If you love this Rainbow Workshop from Studio Sus, the Thin Cut Alpha and Numbers are bundled together for an amazing $79.70!

June things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Have a creative day and don’t miss out on this amazing flash sale!

Story by Stacy

Story by Stacy

I had three wonderful ladies volunteer to test out the Story by Stacy line from Close To My Heart.  It’s designed to capture those little stories in life that are always happening around us.   Here is a great clip showing you all the components of this line:

Here is Ms Margaret opening her package:

This video is from SA who shared her experience with Story by Stacy

Here’s Loree’s experience:

I’m super excited to try and make mine.  In addition to making my book,  I’m going to be doing a class with three kids 7, 10, and 10 to see how it goes.  Story by Stacy is a great product line for creating gifts.  The stamps will work well for those who are calendar/planner peeps.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you enjoy this new line, Stories by Stacy.  I’d love to see what you create with it.

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.  =)

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!  Seriously.  Happy Easter, everyone. He has risen!  It’s also April’s Fool Day.  And if that’s not enough to celebrate on one day,  Jeff and I celebrate 18 years of marriage today.  This also coincides with 18 years with CTMH.  Poor Jeff has never know life without CTMH since we were married.  This is the perfect to celebrate many important things: Jesus, fun, my best friend, family, CTMH which provides an outlet for my passion to create and all the marvelous friends which come from this love.  Very rarely will this occur on the same day.

The 1st of April also means changes in CTMH’s specials.  Let’s take a look!

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Fab Four – April 2018 Monthly Special

With the Fab Four monthly special, April is a fabulous time to join my team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE (value of $71.80)! Been a consultant before? Former Consultants can re-enroll in April with a lower-priced, no kit option, and receive the four Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! New or former Consultants must enroll through your Consultant website.

For my Customers:

Each weekend during April, you can take advantage of the Fab Faves weekend sales. These online weekend sales last 24-hours and will feature different items and product bundles at 25% off the retail price. Wahoo! So excited to see these come up! =)  More to come on this as I find out. Note on this:  if you are a consultant, you’ll get the sale price plus your discount!

Be a Hostesses:

Hostesses in April, when your Gathering reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you will receive your choice of either the Cut Above® Layout Kit — This Is Me (Z4166) or the Cut Above® Golden Moments Bundle (CC4190), FREE (party must be submitted no later than May 5, 2018). The bundle includes both the Golden Moments Cut Above® tag kit and card kit.

New Consultants:

Consultants who sign up during the month of April will receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE. That’s an additional $71.80 in retail value added to the incredible value of the New Consultant Kit! The July and August Stamp of the Month sets won’t even be available to Consultants during April. You will receive these brand-new stamp sets before anyone else! No additional shipping or tax is charged for this free item. PLUS, as a new Consultant, you receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of their choice. Join Now!

Former Consultants:

Former Consultants can also sign up during April at a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option for just $50! You will still receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of your choice, meaning they basically get to sign up for free! You will also receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! No additional shipping or tax is charged for these free items. Former Consultants will be prompted to include the stamp sets starting with their first order as a Consultant through May 31, 2018. Join Now!

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S1804 Color Your Life—April Stamp of the Month

This great set of 12 stamps is perfect for scrapbook titles, cards, and more. With a mix of script sentiments and sentiments that you need to color, you can create very personalized gifts for people. The sentiments which celebrate life and encourage kindness are uplifting.  The layout above is done using Chelsea Gardens Paper.  So beautiful.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive the following Card Kit FREE. It’s a set of 5 cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble. =)  Here’s better pictures of the layout kits.  You’ll receive one of them free.  =) I love how you can take the letters from the SOM and use them for something different!  

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Here’s a Teaser for FUN:

 I can’t wait for it to be released!  So exciting!!  =)

Featured Paper of the Month: Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar is a whimsical collection in colors. More soft, like the early days of summer. I love the Kitchen Traditions part of the collection. Recipe cards are back. Using the Every Day Life Albums, you can create a keepsake for your family. Take those recipes that have been handed down for generations and put them in a keepsake for your child. It’s sure to be held close to their hearts.

I have several workshops available for Gimme Some Sugar when you purchase $25.00 or more in Gimme Some Sugar products from my website!! The one below features 6 layouts designed by Chris Robertson. I have a card one, one on Disney, mini album, and more. Something for everyone.

Check out my FB group, last album for all the choices. If you have older paper, you might be surprised what I have to help you create! I have some posted up on a website page.

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The Important Thing Bundle

March 9–April 30, 2018

Create a meaningful Everyday Life™ Album using this limited-time product bundle. Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book, this workshop empowers crafters to create a custom album highlighting the important things in their lives! The bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album. To see all of the supplies needed for this workshop, reference the Shopping List below. The bundle is only available through April 30, while supplies last, so order yours today!

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Free Electronic Workshop Guides:

For every $25.00 product from my shopping website, you will get to choose a free workshop from my collection. There are scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops. My collection has several amazing artists to choose from covering using your Cricut, stamping, or no stamping at all! Just buy the supplies you need to create the workshops, get the guides for free! Check out some of the guides avialble HERE. Check out all of the guides here in my Special Peeps FB Groups.This blog post shows the workshops for Stargazer

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Happy Mail

If you are not involved with someone’s home or online gathering, be sure to add yourself to the Happy Mail orders. You’ll get fun in the mail! Check out Happy Mail here. All April orders $25.00+ will have the new Seasonal Expressions 2 (goes live on May 1).

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.   Enjoy April.  It’s an amazing month! Set an alarm or event on the calendar for every Friday 2m ET (if I figured the timing correct) for the Fab Faves Weekend Sales.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.

Welcome 2018!!

Welcome 2018!

2018 ushers in so much fun from a CTMH perspective!!  The Seasonal Expressions 1 for 2018 is live.  National Papercrafting Month is here.  New Stamp of the Month.  So much fun.  =)

National Papercrafting Month — Love Letters

January 2018 Monthly Special

For National Papercrafting Month, we’ve designed a set of beautiful papercrafted monograms décor pieces. Each comes as part of a kit containing the sturdy chipboard letter base, rose gold accents, die-cut floral embellishments, and letter stickers for customizing your final artwork piece. The finished letters are the perfect size for adorning any wall in your home.  Make a monogram art piece, or spell out a whole word!

These versatile letters can also be used together to spell out a whole name or word, which is why if you buy five letter kits, you can choose a sixth kit FREE!

You can also receive your choice of letter kit free by hosting a qualifying party in January or by signing up to be a Consultant!

Seasonal Expression 1 2018

Absolutely beautiful.  Might be my favorite cover in 17 years.  It’s loaded with amazing new paper packs, stamps, embellishments, and more.  Check it out online here!

Featured Paper Pack – Chelsea Gardens

With a $25.00 purchase from my shopping site, you can get the workshop guide electronically, for this wonderful 30-card workshop:

January Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1801 Grown and Bloom

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, you’ll get this free card kit that has been pre-cut.  It will come in your Happy Mail, ready to stamp and assemble as a thank you for your business!!  =)

New Customers!

In January, CTMH is having a new customer contest for consultants! Help me win one of these beautiful shirts by sharing me with your crafty friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, ect!!

A customer will be considered a new customer if they have never placed an order with me and place an order with me for one of the Love Letters in January 2018, or if they have not made a purchase from Close To My Heart in the past two years and place an order with me for one of the Love Letters in January 2018.   Purchasing a Love Letter kit is key to them counting.

What’s in it for you?  When you refer a new to me friend, who places an order for a Love Letter, you will get a free Card Kit or Layout Kit (my choice).  Check out the FB group for my customers only (no consultants please), for more fun!  Everyone placing orders will be participating in the Happy Mail Club so you and your referral wins too!

January things to keep in mind:

  • Free Card Kit when you purchase the January SOM for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase – Check it out.
  • Love Letters – Buy 5 Get 1 Free.
  • Join My Team in January and get a Love Letter of your choice (value $18.95).  There are a few other freebies from me as well.  =)
  • 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.

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Embrace 2018 – it’s here whether we are ready or not.  Create beautiful things today!