Some challenges!

A quick post with some challenges or sketches I’ve done this week:  Here’s my take on FMS198:

S1509 FMS198 wm

Here’s the sketch:



Did one for Mojo Monday 409

MM409 S1509Sketch:


Stamp, Ink, Paper # 8 was an anything goes:

Wildwood SIP Challenge wmSIP-Any-Challenge-8More on all these cards later!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Life is Wonderful 3

This is my last “Life is Wonderful Card” from S1507.  It’s truly a great stamp set.

Life Card wm

Using Chalk It Up papers, I made this for a graduation card.

Life Card c

The White Daisy Pigment Ink Pad looks fantastic on the black cardstock creating the chalkboard effect.

Life Card b wm

Don’t you just love those cute foam stickers from Chalk It Up?  They are the perfect embellishments as they are add the blink without the bulk which is great for mailing!!

S1507 Life is Wonderful

The extra thick twine in flax adds a great finishing touch along with distressing with our sponge daubers (get the value pack – it really does save you money).

S1507 Life is Wonderful, Bokeh Technique, Close to My Heart, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Today is your last day to get this great set for FREE with a $25.00 order of other stamp sets so don’t miss out and shop now!! 


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Life Is Wonderful Card 2

Life is Wonderful and I can’t agree more as I sit up here watching Butler Creek from the deck!  It’s truly wonderful right now in Missoula, Montana.  The days are warm and nights are cool.  Here is my second card with the “Life Is Wonderful” SOM for July!

Wonderful2 wm

This set is either FREE with a $25.00 purchase or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase.

July SOM, S1507 Life is Wonderful, Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Free happens because of the Jump On It special from CTMH this month (July 2015).  You can get the SOM for FREE or any of the hostess sets in the current Annual Inspirations and Seasonal Expressions for $5.00!

Jump On It Close To My Heart July 2015 Special Linda Create ~ Linda Caler

I used CTMH Z3073 Brave Shapes for embellishing as well as the Arrow Washi Tape Z2003.


Wonderful2 a wm

I think my favorite look for this stamp set is chalkboard.  I do this by using our white pigment ink on black or a dark colored paper (like dark green similar to the old chalkboards).

Wonderful 2 b

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EOY Teacher’s Gift

We felt so blessed to have gotten Ms Santiago as SG’s kindergarten teacher we wanted to let her know how much we appreciated her with an EOY Teacher’s Gift.    I found a  Z1953 My Creations Journal Box , painted with Denim/Navy acrylic paint.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Used X7189B Confetti Wishes paper to cover the front, lid, and back of it.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Found some ribbon to match from the stash.  Used my new nesting circle dies with stitching (love) to create the sentiment for the card.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

I’m currently obsessed with D1627 Your Own Kind of Wonderful which is where the sentiment and the butterflies come from.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Colored the butterflies in with ShinHan Touch Markers.   Fussy cut them out with our awesome scissors!  Filled the box with 10 cards!  While the pattern from the card is the same for both (FMS191) I have two different looks previously featured (Card 1 and Card 2) on the blog as to how I made them.

Journal Box and Cards - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler

Perfect!  Nothing says “Thank You” and “You’re Awesome” better than a gift someone can use themselves to pass forward!  Love the cards so much, we’ll have to add them to the Come and Play Card Buffet!  Thanks for stopping by to check things out.

Happiness is…

Happiness is….ice cream!  How can one not love this stamp set, S1506 Ice Cream Dream??  Here’s my second card with it:

S1506 Card 2 wm

On the inside of the card, I used D1563 Happy Everything  which is our Operation Smile stamp!  When you buy it, a portion of the sales are donated to Operation Smile, an organization dedicated to providing surgeries to repair children’s smiles.  It’s a win-win for you and the children it benefits.

S1506 Card 2b inside wm

D1563 Happy Everything

D1653 Happy Everything

A1170 Doodled Designs is another favorite set – I love how you can just stamp the circle, first and second generations, and be able to set off another featured stamp, the ice cream cone – nummy!

S1506 Ice Cream Dream Card 2

A1170 Doodled Designs CTMH

A1170 Doodled Designs

One of the sayings in S1506 Ice Cream Dream is great for coloring in with our ShinHan Touch Markers.  I love the fine point on them. If you don’t like the chisel tip, you can replace it with the brush tip which is what I’m doing.


S1506 Ice Cream Dream Card 2

And to finish off the card, I used lots of our Z1807 pink glitter gems, which are sadly going to be retired on August 31, 2015.   I know it means we’ll get lots of new product but I’ll miss these fun embellishments!

S1506 Ice Cream Dream Card 2



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