Linda Creates’ Cruise Special

As a thank you for supporting my business for the past year, I’m having this special while I’m gone.

When you email me ( an order that is over $50.00 in product, you will get to pick out an additional $10.00 of product from this list:

  • Paper Packs
  • Stamps
  • Ink Pads
  • Reinkers
  • Blocks (for the stamps)

If you order more than $50.00, every $50 ordered is another $10.00 product credit! Sky’s the limit.

It’s important to remember to not order online. Make your order list with the folowing information:

Item Number Item Description -Cost. 

  •  Item #
  • Item description
  • Item costemail 
  • address
  • phone number
  • shipping address.  
  • Then add your $10/$50 order of free items!  

IMPORTANT: If you place your order online, then you’ll have additional shipping costs of $5.00 to participate in the Cruise Special. Otherwise, you can participate in the Happy Mail program and not have to cover shipping.

On Monday, January 18, 2019, I will call/email you for payment (credit card or you can paypal me the total ( – friends and family – option).

These orders will not qualify for the Happy Mail as you will be receiving more goodies through this special than through the Happy Mail program!

Check out the Fabulous February Specials!!

  • Sign Me Up! Special. New Consultants who sign up in February 2019 will receive a set of all five of the new Hostess Rewards stamp sets featured in the Seasonal Expressions 1 idea book. Additionally, former Consultants can choose a lower-cost no-kit option, allowing them to sign up for just $50! Learn more about this special by reviewing the materials below!
  • 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 MonthS1902 Heartfelt Sentiments
  • 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
  • Heart Happy Collection and Workshops – This lovely paper collection offers many different creative opportunities. I love the color combinations. I have three different workshop guides that are available for your choice when you purchase $25 or more of product. 1 Cardmaking and 2 Scrapbooking!
  • Heart Happy Everyday Album  – Create this Everyday Album workshop to celebrate the loves in your life (people, pets, or chocolate!)
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. TBA
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in January and receive all 5 of the Hostess Rewards Stamp Sets ($29.95 value)!   Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):I Heart Us! My favorite papers Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and it’s all brand new!  
  • 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. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the cruise special!

Frame It Up

Frame It Up is Close To My Heart’s special for January. This lovely frame project is to celebrate National Papercrafting Month. The new papercrafted décor frame only available in January. There are so many different ways to use this versatile frame that you are sure to want more than one. While I have not had the chance to make my own frame yet, I have saved plenty of ideas of options in my Linda Creates Special Peeps group (customers only please).

Which is precisely why we are offering special pricing when you buy two or more! Save 15% on each kit when you buy two, or save 30% when you buy three or more!

  • Buy 1: $29.95
  • Buy 2: $24.95 each — 15% off!
  • Buy 3: $19.95 each — 30% off!

You can get a FREE frame kit by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month! Check out this amazing consultant kit you receive for $75.00. Plus you get a $50 CTMH Cash credit to purchase your own supplies so your kit is tailored for you specifically!

Learn more about becoming a Consultant »

Learn more about hosting a party »

Thank you all so much for stopping by. Be sure to check out my Facebook lives on my Facebook Page about various projects. Don’t forget about the Happy Mail Club. When you order $25 of product or more from my website, you’ll start getting Happy Mail. Happy Mail is a package full of fun goodies to thank you for your loyalty in supporting my business!

Heart Happy Workshops

Heart Happy Workshops

I have two great Heart Happy workshops to support your creativity with this amazing paper collection! There are so many fun, bright patterns it was hard to cut the paper. CTMH does provide a guide that you can download here.

To expand your creativity, I have a Card workshop done by Studio Sus that I just finished editing. Love these cards and I’m sure you will too. I’ll make a few during some Facebook Lives.

Workshop Supply Listing Each Full ‘Heart Happy’ Cardmaking Workshop Kit will require the following Consumable products:

  • Heart Happy Workshop Kit with Stamp Set #CC2196 $40.95 (you will have many left overs)
  • (14) additional White Card Bases & Envelopes (50 ct. bulk pack $15.95) #X254 $4.48
  • (2) Cranberry Fundamental Assortment #Z3101 $3.25 (1 per set of 12 cards)
  • (2) Black Fundamental Assortment #Z3104 $3.25 (1 per set of 12 cards)
    Additional Supplies used:
  • Appropriate sized acrylic blocks
  • Basic Hearts Thin Cuts #Z3317 $13.95
  • Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts #Z4182 $11.95
  • Playful Scallops Embossing Folder #Z4231 $9.95
  • Archival Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z3271 $9.95
  • Ballerina Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z6501 $8.95
  • Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad #Z6509 $8.95
  • Marvy Uchida LePen Journaling Pen #Z1979 $3.50
  • Piercing tool kit #Z3504 $14.95 (Perfect for ‘transporting’ adhesive backed embellishments and stamping on the backside of the mat)
  • Micro-tip Scissors #Z534 $11.95 (these are ‘life changing’!)
  • Paper Trimmer and Die Cut machine of choice (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc.)

For my scrappy friends, I have this lovely Scrapbooking workshop done by Tina Lovell. Create 4 layouts (8 pages) for this workshop. Didn’t she do just a great job?!

Supplies Needed:
• CC2197- Happy Heart Bundle without Stamp set
• CC2198- Happy Heart Coordinating CS Pack
• Z4305- Fancy Tags Thin Cuts or Cricut
• Z4182- Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
• Z553 – Tombow Mini Glue Pen
• Z2060- Thin 3D Foam Tape
• Z341 – Glue Dots

Just how do these workshops work?

You order the supplies you need for the workshop of your choice. The order needs to be $25.00 of the noted supplies above. Then you email me to let me know which workshop you’d like to receive. I’ll send it to you via email. If you order $50.00 of product, then you can receive both or another workshop guide I have.

The supplies will ship to you. You’ll have the guide. I have done some Facebook lives to show you how to following a cutting guide. You create at home when it’s convenient for you. =)

Story Starter up to 30% and other amazing crafty fun in December

Story Starter up to 30% and other amazing crafty fun in December


Save up to 30% on Story by Stacy™ Story Starter Workshop Kits

Get a jump start on preserving your memories with Story Starter — a fun 4″ × 4″ workshop kit that walks you through the steps of uncovering meaningful memories related to the people, places, and things you love!

Individual workshop kits and stamp sets are available at 20% off; buy the workshop kits and stamps bundled together to save 30%! You can also receive your choice of one of the featured stamp sets FREE when you sign up as a Consultant or host a qualifying party!

Learn more about becoming a Consultant

Learn more about hosting a party


31 Days of Memories!

Capture memories for every day of this magical season with the Days of December workshop bundle. This memory keeping project will provide you with a place for daily photos and storytelling for the month of December. Get a jump start on this busy time of year by completing your album ahead of time!   I got my album cut and I need to put it together.  We are doing 31 days of Jingles, our elf!

Stamp of the Month:

When you purchase Candy Cane Alphabet for $5.00 with a qualifying purchase of $50.00, you’ll get this Kit of the Month free!  It comes cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble.

Collection of the Month:

Workshop Guides:

I have several workshop guides available to help you get your crafting done.   You can check them out in more detail in my Special Peeps FB Group.   When you purchase $25.00 of supplies from my website, you get to pick a workshop of your choice and I’ll send it to you electronically.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the December specials.  Tell your story now through the Story by Stacy collection with Story Starter!

Consultant Kit Free with CTMH Cash!!

Consultant Kit Free with CTMH Cash!

When you chose to join the fun with CTMH you’ll sign up and your kit is$75 USD however, CTMH is giving you$75 back in CTMH to order supplies so your kit is basically FREE with CTMH Cash!   How awesome is that?!!   This is the kit (remember for November it’s $75 in CTMH, not $50):

What’s in the New Consultant Kit:

  • Tombow® Permanent Adhesive (Z3326, qty. 1)
  • 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix® Block (Y1003, qty. 1)
  • Charcoal Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad (Z2831, qty. 1)
  • Custom Cardstock Combo Pack (Z9973, qty. 1)
  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219, qty. 1)
  • Non-stick Micro-tip Scissors (Z1836, qty. 1)
  • Make It from Your Heart™ Volume 4 (9044, qty. 1)
  • Customer Order Forms (W101, qty. 1 pack of 25)
  • Holiday Expressions Idea Book (WCS1191, qty. 5)
  • Cardstock Sampler (W1197, qty.1)
  • Holiday Expressions Paper Packets Sampler (W1196, qty. 1)
  • Petite Perks™ Your Kind Heart Stamp Set (W2041, qty. 3)
  • Desk Pad (W1140, qty. 1 pack of 50)
  • Let Me Show You How Stamp Set (D1785, qty. 1)

$75.00 of CTMH Cash can be used on the following:

Eligible products include:
 My Acrylix® Stamp Sets (Stamp of the Month stamps are not included)
 My Acrylix® Blocks
 Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads
 Exclusive Inks™ Mini Pigment Pad Sets
 Exclusive Inks™ Re-inkers
 ShinHan™ Touch Twin™ Markers
 Complements
 Paper Packets
 Fundamental Papers and Complements
 Cardstock Packs (excluding Kraft and Watercolor)
 Picture My Life™
 Workshops Your Way™ Kits
 All Cut Above™ Products
 Select Bulk Items (refer to Supply/Bulk List)

Extra thoughts to consider:

  • Debt Free. Close to My Heart is a debt-free company with a sound business plan.  They have been in business for 36 years.  CTMH is in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!
  • Industry Leader. Close to My Heart is an industry leader in the crafting community.  They provide 3 Idea Books throughout the year so they stay abreast of the trends and changes!  As a consultant, you get new product 1 month before our customers do.
  • Diverse Product Line. Close to My Heart provides a diverse product line: acrlix stamps, papers, inks, cards, scrapbooking, and paper crafting for a wide audience appeal.
  • Preview Periods. You will be able to order new product one month before it comes out. This is truly the best! I can’t tell you how exciting it is to see that box delivered!!
  • The World Wide Stampettes (aka WWStampettes) is a long standing team in Close to My Heart. We have a Team group where we support, encourage, share, and help each other on a regular basis through Facebook.  We are part of two amazing Teams: Connected Hearts and the Dream Team.  Everyone is super supportive.  I enjoy each of my team members as each are unique and special whether they are supporting their crafting through the discount, being a Hobbiest, or a Business Builder.  If you are in my first downline, I have an exclusive FB group just for you for added incentives, giveaways, and fun.  All are welcome!!
  • Community.  We are part of a huge community of paper crafting paper crafting buddies, Connected Hearts and the Dream Team, that are willing to share ideas! I have made friendships which are beyond measure through Close To My Heart.  These two groups are my upline and their FB groups provide amazing support.
  • Commission.  Close To My Heart offers a generous commission along with monthly product rewards according to sales.  Your base commission is always 22% and you get this upfront (no waiting to be paid).  Based on your monthly sales you can earn over-rides up to 13% – allowing you to earn 35% on your base sales.  Build a team and the plan is even more generous!!
  • Close To My Heart offers loads of training and support.  This is available through an online academy, videos, MP3 listening library, Facebook groups, and events. You can find answers and support for business, creative, and personal development. It’s awesome! Training is updated all the time, allowing us to be on top of the industry.  I offer team events in my home.
  • Seasonal Launch Events and Yearly Conventions. Next year’s National Convention will be in Provo, Utah, in July and we’ll be celebrating 36+ years with CTMH!  I can’t wait!  The Launch Events are all around providing consultants from all areas the opportunity to participate in a training event for an evening at an affordable rates and you get to purchase the product packet used so it counts towards your minimums. There are Album Retreats to help keep us trained on the latest techniques and tools and Team Builder events for those focused on growing their team!
  • Opportunity to earn Incentive Trips! I have earned several trips now:  2004, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
  • Tax deductible crafting! Everything you buy to make samples is tax deductible.  Everything you make is a sample for your business.  Have another business?  I had an in-home family child care. I try to purchase as much of the craft materials for this business through CTMH.
  • Your Business Your Way.  And finally – the opportunity to have a home-based business where you are in control, running your business the way that you choose! I love this because it allows me to put things in the correct perspective: God, my family, then my business. This perspective has blessed me beyond measure.

Preferred Customer Program:

Starting in October 2018, Consultants have a new option to going inactive when they need to.  This program is called “Preferred Customer”.  When you don’t meet the $300/quarter minimum for any reason, you will become a Preferred Customer.  This means you’ll need to submit $100 in orders each quarter and your discount will be 10% instead of 22%.   Anytime you place $300 in orders in a quarter, you’ll go back up to the 22% discount and full consultant status!  I think this is a fantastic opportunity for hobbists and will help everyone out.

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.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to get your CTMH Consultant Kit basically, for FREE with the CTMH Cash!!   =)