Graduate with FSM 189

Squeaking in for time to play the FMS189 Sketches!  I need to create some fun, cute graduation cards and it worked!  I used Confetti Wishes paper and stamps from CTMH along with stamps from Penny Black and Lili of the Valley.

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Penny Black/Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Penny Black/Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FMS 189:

FMS Final 189-001A few close ups of the cards.  I love to coloring!! I’ve had this Penny Black mouse for years.

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Penny Black/Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Penny Black/Close To My Heart

I have just recently discovered the Lili of the Valley stamps from the UK.

Freshly Made Sketches 189 Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

Freshly Made Sketches 189
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
Lily Of The Valley/ Close To My Heart

I enjoyed making these cards for a few special friends!  Thanks to FMS 189 for the inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by to take a peak at my creations.

Smiles, Hugs, and Happy Creating!!

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Ice Cream Dream June SOM

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream with the Ice Cream Dream stamp set!  June’s Stamp of the Month (SOM) is S1506 – Ice Cream Dream.  I enjoy coloring and this set allows me to spend some time doing this.  Here’s one of the cards I’ve created using a sketch from “Take Ten” magazine from Stampington and Company.

Ice Cream Dream S1506 June SOM - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Ice Cream Dream S1506
June SOM – CTMH
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

X7196B Blossom is the paper I used for this card.  Just love how “summery” it looks.  I used the Sunset reinker with acrylic paint to color in the ice cream.  ShinTouch Markers for the cone, layering the color to get my shading.

ICD Card 1b wmSome doodling and glitter gems for bling.  Make for a fun, fast card (short of the paint drying).  We’ll add it to the Come and Play Card Buffet!

ICD Card 1a wmIt’s a very cute set.  Everyone in our family loves ice cream. Even our dogs love ice cream!  We have an ice cream truck that comes to our neighborhood in the summer.  This set is S1506 and $17.95 if you purchase it outright.  With a $50.00 purchase you’ll get it for $5.00 (plus an extra goodie for me)!

Ice Cream Dream S1506 June SOM - CTMH Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Ice Cream Dream S1506
June SOM – CTMH
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

I used the “Oh My Happy” from the Operation Smile Set D1653 Happy Everything – $3.00 from the purchase price goes to fund Operation Smile.  It takes $240.00 to provide an operation for a child in need!  My goal is to sell 80 of these sets to provide one smile for a child between now and August 31!!  Get yours now!

Happy Everything D1653 - Operation Smile Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler www.lindacreates.com

Happy Everything
D1653 – Operation Smile
Linda Creates ~ Linda Caler
www.lindacreates.com

Best deal yet?  Place a $25.00 order between now and June 30, 2015, and I’ll send you a stamp set from my stash (it will be a surprise!) FREE!!  All you do is place your order and make sure you are in the “June Online Orders” gathering.  You’ll get a surprise in your mailbox!!  Everyone loves fun mail!  Another possible bit of fun: Order $100.00 and you could win a $100 shopping spree!

Hugs, Smiles, and Happy Creating!

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National Scrapbooking Month and a Taste of Summer

One of the best things in May is National Scrapbooking Month and a Taste of Summer.  To celebrate National Scrapbooking Month, CTMH brought us these awesome papers called “A Taste of Summer”!  The colors are absolutely amazing!!

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You can see the vibrancy and who doesn’t love fruit!  Enjoy this paper, CC1038, for $8.95 or $11.00 after s/h/t.

pic of papers

We have a matching stamp set, CC1039 Taste of Summer, with the cutest fruits and sayings on it.  The set is compatible with our exclusive Cricut Cartridge, Artiste!  The set is $17.95 ($21.00 after s/h/t).

stamp images

Here’s a cute card I made with both the Taste of Summer Papers and Stamp Set.  I used the FMS 184 as the template to create it.

TOS Card 1 WMFMS184

This card will be in the upcoming Come and Play Card Buffets!  I used our Pink Glitter Paper, the Cricut Artiste to cut the sentiment tag out, and the “rock and roll” ink technique on the stamps to create the variegated color on the strawberries.  Add some distressing with a sponge on the tag to add depth. I mounted it on black cardstock because it really sets of the vibrancy of the colors in the Taste of Summer paper!   I love working with these colors especially after such a long winter.  They make me smile!

TOS Card Collage 1 WM

Thanks for stopping by!  Hugs and Happy Creating,

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Don’t forget the Grab Bags!!

 It’s the 27th of April and we have a few days left of the grab bags.  You really don’t want to miss the grab bags!!  They are awesome!!  I’m waiting to get another one now.

Grab bag 2

Reminder of how it works:

  • The Grab Bag Deals change daily @ 5:00 pm eastern on my website HERE.
  • All you need to do is purchase anything current and place it in your cart
  • The Deal A Day will be available to you to purchase and it’s a great surprise
  • You can purchase as many grab bags as you want with your one current product purchase!
  • Add your FREE Seasonal Expressions to your cart – you get one per email address!

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There are the 5 different price tiers available randomly throughout the month!

  • $35Grab Bags … average of $70 value
  • $50 Grab Bags … average of $90 value
  • $75 Grab Bags … average of $140 value
  • $115 Grab Bags … average of $240 value
  • $150 Grab Bags … average of $325 value

Today’s deal is $35.00 worth around $70.00 in value!  

You can make your purchase here today up until 5:00 pm before the Grab Bag changes to a new deal.  Oh .. and it is while supplies last!

Happy Creating!

Deal of the Day, All April!!

Deal of the day is back and I’m so excited!!  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the grab bags/boxes.  I just loved getting in the boxes when they came because you never knew what you were going to get and I was never disappointed!!  Fun, fun!  This is how it works:

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Love a great deal? How about 30 days of great deals? During the month of April, you have the opportunity to score a deal every day with Close To My Heart! What deals are we talking about? Each day during April, while supplies last, we’ll feature a random grab bag filled with current and retired Close To My Heart products available for purchase at a major discount. To grab your bag, simply place any current, full-priced item in your online shopping cart through your Online Business Address and you will be eligible to purchase as many grab bags as you wish (while supplies last)! Grab bags will be featured at five different price points throughout the month. Some grab bags will contain product with more than DOUBLE the retail value of the price you pay! Grab bags will be available for 24 hours starting at 3 pm MDT each day and only while supplies last—so visit often and early! Remember that grab bag tiers will be featured on a random schedule throughout the month, so seize the opportunity to purchase from the grab bag tier you’re interested in when it becomes available because it might not come around again!

What’s included in the grab bags?  It’s a big surprise, but this much we will tell you: grab bags will feature a mix of current and retired product. Five grab bag tiers will be available at random times throughout the month, but not all grab bags within a given price point will contain the same product. The price tiers are as follows:

  • $35 USD/$55 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $70 USD/$75 CAD value!)
  • $50 USD/$65 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $90 USD/$92 CAD value!)
  • $75 USD/$85 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $140 USD/$145 CAD value!)
  • $115 USD/$125 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $240 USD/$250 CAD value!)
  • $150 USD/$160 CAD Grab Bags (On average, a $325 USD/$335 CAD value!)

When are grab bag’s available Every day, starting at 3:00pm MDT, a new grab bag will become available for as long as supplies last.  If they run out in two hours, they are gone until the next day at 3:00pm MDT.  Be sure to check back daily.  Add something regular price to your cart and you’ll see what bags come up.  You can decide to go through with the purchase  or how many grab bags you want, once you see this.  =)  So much fun!!

Seasonal Expressions 2 (aka SE@2) has been released!  I love, love the entire supplement!!  You can look at it online, download the PDF to your computer for viewing, order something and add it to your cart for FREE, or I can mail it to you.  If you need me to mail it, please email me with your address!!

1504-maincarousel-seasonal-expressions-usHave a creatively beautiful day!!

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