Happiness in a Cup!

Happiness in a Cup!

This super fun card is “happy” because of all the bright colors and that for some of us, coffee is happiness.  Love the smell of fresh coffee beans and coffee brewing.  This card is linked to the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.  Stop and check out all the great cards. Better yet, whip out your own coffee project and join the fun.   It’s also made using the Freshly Made Sketches 292.

The papers are Prickly Pear.  The colors in the paper pack are nice and bright, just right for Summer.  Love the rainbow paper in the pack.  

The sketch is simple and fun to make.  The dies for the circles are from CTMH.  The coffee cup is Sugar Pea Design’s Coffee To Go Cup die set.  The sentiment is from Stamplorations Coffee Happy.

 No Worries Family Layout

Wanted to share another great layout from the workshop you can get free when you place a $25.00 order.  Cocoa cardstock is the base for all of the layouts in the workshop and you can get it for 25% off.  The No Worries sequins and the Enamel and Glitter Blue Dots Duo add the bling to the pages.

The title “Family” comes from the No Worries Compliments.  The mix in the Compliments is kraft chipboard and stickers.  On the arrows, put a piece of the scraps from one of the background and texture papers.

You can add flip flaps – 4×6, 3×4 and 3×3 – to get more pictures on the layout.   Here’s some close ups of the different elements from the pages that I just love.  You always need a layout for family events.

Store these great layouts in our wonderful albums.  Get your albums this month Buy One Get One 50% off.  =)

June is a jazzy month!  Here are the links to all of the great specials:

  • S1706 – Hello Foxy is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • We’ve Got You Covered.  Buy one album and get the 2nd album 50% off!
  • Cardstock Carnival – June 15-30th – 25% off!  Spend $25.00, get a workshop free.  Spend $50.00, get the Stamp of the Month for $5.00, a workshop, and an entry into the Great Cricut Giveaway! Price reduction not showing?  No worries, put your choice in the cart or login and it will show the discounted price!
  • 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 an album FREE, valued at $29.99.  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.   Add the album in and that’s $240.00 for $75.00.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Seasonal Expressions 2  is live now and all new!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Summer Coffee Bloghop – Join Us!  Create something summer and coffee related and join the hop!
  • 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.   “Happiness in a cup” is a simple but true statement for most of us who love coffee.  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!!



Adding some sunshine to your day

I love the song “You are my sunshine” and S1503 Sunshine Birdies has this saying in it.  I created this card from the MM435 Sketch:

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Here’s the sketch:


I used the Penelope Papers for this card.  Love the bright spring colors of the paper.

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I used ink pads and a water color brush to do the coloring of the sun and other images.  I then went over it with a clear Wink of Stella to add shimmer to the sun.  I had some other scraps and I made the same card, different paper:

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You Are My Sunshine S1603

I really like the sentiment “You Are My Sunshine” the March SOM S1603.  I say this to my daughter all the time so I created this card using a sketch challenge from last month.

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I will give her this card, just as a “I’m thinking of you” card. This card was created following the post of the MM435 sketch back in February.

Mojo435I originally made the card like this:

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Then decided I did not like the way the background papers look so I recreated to be the first card. Better, huh?  Stamp the images in Memento Black Ink.  I did the coloring of the suns and butterflies with a watercolor technique. I used the top of my ink pad by pushing down on the cover of the lid a few times. Ink gets on the top of the lid. When you open it, you can see it. Using a watercolor brush, you add water to the ink and paint with it.  I used Thistle and Pixie on the butterfly.  I used Canary and Sunset on the sun.

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I fussy cut out the butterflies.  I used a gel clear glitter pen to add some subtle shimmer to the the words and to trace over the black outlines.

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This is a great card for anyone who is a sunshine in your life.  I think we’ll use it for the Come and Play Card Buffet.  Thanks for stopping by.

Sunshine Birdies make me happy

Here’s a cute card using the March Stamp of the Month, S1603 Sunshine Birdies.

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I used this sketch from Retro Sketches to create the card:


I used left over paper from the Whimsy Fundamental Collection.  I love the patterns and colors in this assortment.  You can see the embossed watermark pattern on the Thistle and Crystal Blue papers and on the Pixie, I turned it over and showed off the white and pixie pattern.  All the papers in the assortments are double sided.

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I don’t make off-sized cards often so it was nice to step outside my norm and try something different. These cards are 4″x4″. You can use a A5 envelope to mail them.  I stamped and colored in all the images with using a watercolor pen and ink from the top of the ink pads.  Very simple technique.  I went over all the images with various colors using the Wink of Stella pens…love the light amount of shimmer you get.  I fussy cut the images out.

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I popped the images up with our 3D thin foam tape.  It barely lifts them off the paper so mailing is easier, yet still gives them more dimension than if I had adhered them directly on the paper.  I used shimmer tape, white and pink, an old button brad, and some silver twine I had in my stash.

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I stamped the inside of the card with one of the sentiment stamps and another birdie.  Super cute!!!  Here’s a picture of the Fundamental papers.  We have stickers and embellishment assortments to match!  These collects are great for scrapbooking based on the colors in the pictures!!


I Whimsy Fundamental AssortmentThis awesome stamp set is only available during March.  It’s $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order!!

2016_03 SOM with $5.00


I’d like to do some quick math with you.   If you place a $50.00 before March 5 (when my Cruising Flash Sale ends), you can get this stamp set for $5.00, saving $12.95.  If you purchase two E-size stamp sets for $30.00 each (total of $60.00) you’ll get the 3rd E-size stamp set free ($29.95 value).  With this order, if you add it to the Cruising Online Orders, you’ll be able to get your choice of a My Reflections Paper pack, a value of $9.95!  So for $65.00 (2 E-sized stamp sets and the March SOM for $5.00), you will get $52.85 of FREE /Discounted product!!  You will not see this great of a deal any time soon.

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Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!!

Lets Celebrate with Balloon Animals and Cruise Flash Sale

You can get S1602 Balloon Animals for $17.95 USD or $5.00 USD with a $50.00 order! Here’s another card featuring Balloon Animals:

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I used two challenges to inspire the creation of the card:


Here I made the background from random stamping the dots stamps on the cardstock:

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I fussy cut the balloon animals out and used 3D foam tape to create dimension.  I did the stitching with a gold marker.

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S1602 Balloon Animals:

2015_02 SOM with $5.00

Don’t forget with a $50.00 order, you can get a FREE My Reflections Paper Pack during my “Cruising Flash Sale”. This month we are also featuring this exclusive stamp set:


When you purchase “Share the Love”, $7.00 is donated to Operation Smile!! Please help a child get a medically necessary surgery by getting this awesome set.  Be sure to pick up these two stamp sets and take advantage of the Cruising Sale – with your $50.00 order of products you can also get a FREE My Reflections Paper Pack (there are 9 to choose from).  Check it out!!

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Thanks for stopping by!!