One Sheet Wonder with Love Blossoms

I watched Mary from Cardz TV doing this One Sheet Wonder with a 6″x6″ piece of paper. Super excited to find these 6×6″ One Sheet Wonders because CTMH has these samples swatches and they are 6×6″ sheets! What a great repurposing for these. When putting the cards together, I decided to add the stamping of the flowers on the card base and tags. There was too much white space for me.

The tags come from CTMH :

Here’s a FB Live I did showing you how to make 5 cards with a 6×6″ scrap:

Here’s my diagram I drew out since I’m not skilled at making cutting diagrams.

Here’s 2nd set completed!

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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 I can’t wait to see what you create with the One Sheet Wonder. =)

Rest and Relax but don’t miss out!

 Rest and Relax but don’t miss out!

This layout was inspired by a layout made by my friend Jennifer Smith.  You can check her layout here.  The file for this does not open but I created my own and will share at the end.  Using the Make Waves Workshop Your Way, this is the first of three layouts I’m creating using the CTMH Cricut Cartridges, especially You Are Here.

This is done with the Make Waves Workshop Your Way plus some extra cardstock – Bashful, Pacifica, Charcoal, Vellum, Black, Willow, Emerald, Espresso, Lemon, and Glacier.  I used Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels to create the splatter effect on the papers.  You can make your own mist with our bottles which normally I do when I don’t want it to be shimmery.  I’ve run out of the pearl paint we used to sell to make it all shimmery and have yet to find a good replacement for it.  Any suggestions?

Here are some close ups of different elements:

Love the layers in here between the all the elements.  The clear Shimmer Brush adds some fun to the angel fish.  The eyes are done with Black Pearl Paint.

The Make Waves Shimmer trim is just amazing.  There are three different shades of the tropical blue-greens you see in the oceans down around Florida.  Use a piercing tool to put the crease the palm trees and ink to distress those edges  so they show up.  Such a simple way to give dimension to the leaves.


Scalloped Shells are made with Bashful and Pixie Cardstock (both on sale right now).  Shadowing in them is from the Bashful Shimmer Brush.   What I did not have pictures of is the added bling put on after the layouts were photographed.  I put the Bashful Pearls on the shells and used several of the  glitter gems from the Make Waves Sequins and Gems collection all through the layout.  It was the perfect finishing touch.

Design Space File:

Note on this.  I create my layouts with all the cuts.  I don’t cut the square and rectangle pieces because I can cut them more economically with a straight edge cutter.  Just hide the pieces you don’t want to cut.

February things to keep in mind so you don’t miss out:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Hope this layout brings back some great memories of you being able to relax on an island vacation!  If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – email me:

Star Cards

Star Cards

Check out these awesome star cards!  Just love them.   They have been popping up all over the boards so I just had to try and make them.  The inspiration for them comes from this YouTube video:

I did the template version and then hopped over to Design Space to create a cutting file for this.  Probably will add one of these cards to the Card Buffet so I need it to be able to cut fast.  In addition, I made it so it will fit in an A5 envelope for convenience sake.  The first card is made with Chelsea Gardens Paper Pack and the Chelsea Garden Cardmaking Stamp Set.  Beautiful.  All the stamping is done on vellum and heat embossed with silver.  Use the Shin Han Touch markers to color the vellum pieces.

The second card is made with the Gimme Some Sugar Paper Pack.   The coffee cups and sentiment are cut from the Cricut so there is no stamping on this card.  Gimme Some Sugar looks wonderful with the kraft papers.

I’ll come back and do a longer post on the hows.  The cards were so fun and easy once in Design Space I just had to share.

February things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.  Truly a fun card, this star card is sure to wow your friends.  Be sure to catch the next card buffets because there will be only 10 cards!   If you need some creative help,  I’m here to help you out – give me a call or email me:!!

Good Days Start with Coffee

Good Days Start with Coffee

I had a fun time making this card.  Been in a shaker cardmaking mode for a bit and this was great fun to use the coffee beans in the shaker with various toppings from Queen and Company.   Another card for the Summer Coffee Lover’s Bloghop.

I used Stamplorations coffee mug to cut out the center of the shaker from No Worries paper from CTMH.  Sapphire is the background cardstock (25% off this month).  Cut transparency out  and put on the back of the paper creating the window.  For the coffee beans to work, you need to double layer 3D foam tape.  Create a box on the Sapphire cardstock and add your shaker fillings in.

Mount the top of the card on the 3D foam tape.  Stamp the sentiment from My Favorite Things – LLD Perk Up in Sapphire on Lagoon paper.  Cut out the  “and you”.    Put the sentiments as shown.

Some of the beans are a little big and don’t shake around very well.  Love the brown and blue combination.  The card smells amazing with the coffee beans in it.  =)

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.   In our house, all good days need to start with 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!!



Sending Hugs Shaker Card

Sending Hugs Shaker Card:

Shaker cards are really a lot of fun.  This balloon card is sending some hugs to someone who needs them.  The shaker elements is the “extra special” part of the card.  I used Georgie paper that had in my stash.  I’m working on using my stash right now to make room for the New Seasonal Expressions that will be launched very very soon.  =)

I used Jillibean’s shaker cup, card base, and dies to create the shaker.  The insides of the shaker are from Queen and Company.  All other materials are CTMH.  The cardstock colors are Juniper, Slate, and Crystal Blue.  The ribbon is from the Enchantment Ribbon Collection.  All the stamping is done in Juniper Ink which is still one of my favorite colors.

There is a back panel behind the shaker cup.  I stamped “hugs enclosed” on it before sealing the cup, then you adhere the paper panel to the back of the front of the card so the cup comes through the hole in the card.  I stood the card up for taking the picture so you could see it.  On the inside, I stamped “to brighten your day”.

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

  • CTMH’s 15 Minute Memories (Cut Above Scrapbook kits) are on sale for 50% off.
  • Join me in the Spring Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop which is happening for the next few days.  Check out all the lovely work, stamps, and incredible inspiration!!
  • S1704 – Flock Together is a sweet Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive one of the Scrapbooking Cut Above kits, plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • Events – check them out on my calendar.
  • Great Cricut Giveaway Event…over $3300.00 in prizes until we hit the goal…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we had our first prize giveaway!!  We are almost to the second giveaway!  Less then $400 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Sending You Hugs Shaker Card.  I hope it brightened your day.  Have a creative day!!