Season of Joy Cricut Digital Collection

Season of Joy Cricut Digital Collection!

While we’ve just passed Halloween and headed to Thanksgiving, if you are going to make Christmas or Holiday cards/crafts, now is the time to get started with the Season of Joy Cricut Digital Collection!  It’s guaranteed to make your life easier!!  Check out this amazing card my friend Mary from Cardz TV made using it:

Here’s a card, Silent Night, that we made for a Cricut Class:


I just love how the card folds out to provide a 3-D winter scene:

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.  Just love all the fun you can have with the Seasons of Joy Cricut Collection.

Sisterhood Crop Cricut Classes

Sisterhood Crop Cricut Classes

Wow.  I’ve been very busy for the past 6 weeks between 2 crops, a new Idea Book, sample and swap card making, and now creating these fun classes for a crop where I’ll be a Cricut Instructor!  New role for me and it’s good to stretch one’s self in the creativity department.  I will not be the vendor for CTMH as this crop so please plan accordingly to purchase your CTMH products from this vendor.   I’ll be there with my computer, Cricut Air, and classes!!  Here are the four classes I’m offering:


Ordering these classes:

If you are attending the Sisterhood Crop, these classes are YOU!  Please order your classes from this link by October 15th.  If you are not attending this crop and are interested in these classes, please contact me directly to determine what I will have available.

Sisterhood Crop Cricut Classes

Outstanding October Specials To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.  I’m looking forward to meeting everyone at the Sisterhood Crop!  Please order your classes by October 15th!!

Harbor Scrapbooking Crop – Camp Hill PA

Harbor Scrapbooking has been hosting weekend crops since 2000.  It is their passion to put on fun, spacious events where you can enjoy your girl time and work on your projects.  Harbor Scrapbooking is based in Maryland, near Annapolis, MD.  Monica Beall is the owner and crop coordinator.

You get the following:

  • ~6 ft crop spots
  • ~ 4 meals
  • ~ goodie bag
  • ~ ice cream social
  • ~ vendors
  • ~ classes
  • ~ prizes
  • ~ games
  • ~ fun

We Give YOU the Time, Space, & Inspiration to CREATE and CROP!!

You book your hotel separate from the cropping fee.  Please see the hotel information below.



Sending You Shaker Card

Sending You Shaker Card

We all have the friend who needs a little cheering up with life and this card is guaranteed to do it.

While the stamps and paper (Blossom) are retired CTMH, they created a festive, happy look.   The ribbon, ink, and the gold lid are current CTMH products.  Shaker card base, shaker container and dies to use for this are Jillibean Soup gotten off of Amazon.  The shaker contents are from Queen and Company.

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

  • All of  CTMH’s die cuts and stamps/die cuts combos are on sale for 25% off.
  • S1703 – Tea-rrific is an incredible Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.
  • Join My Team and you will receive the Sweet Birthday Stamp + Thin Cuts bundle (CC1220) FREE  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 this month…read all about it!!  The party total is moving on up and we are close to our first prize giveaway!! We are almost to the first giveaway!  Less then $100 to get there.  =)

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Sending You Shaker Card!  Have a creative day!!





Shaker Card Party!

Shaker Card Party!

These shaker cards are so fun it’s like having a party.  The class for Harbor Scrapbooking is to make these 3 cards for $20.00.  Those who sign up and make arrangements for payment prior to March 25, 2017, will receive a bonus shaker card!!

Here you can see the fun:

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

Thanks for stopping by to check out my Shaker Card Party.  Have a creative day!!






Winter Wonderland – Harbor Scrapbooking Jan Layout Class

Winter Wonderland

Nothing fills kids and dogs with more excitement than the first snow of the year.  We groan because that could mean days out of school, shoveling but for kids and dogs, it only means one thing – playing.  I created this layout with these pictures in mind.  I’ll show you on Friday the layout using the full City Side Walk packet (sold out which is why it’s not offered).

You can order this layout to make in class at the Harbor Scrapbooking Weekend Event (there’s room for more to come and scrap with us) for $12.00.  It comes with color directions and cutting guide.  I will make it and ship it for $15.00 (some of the cutting will be done and all the stamping will be done) plus shipping.  I used the Cozy Christmas stamp set with thin cuts (also retired).  Isn’t this snowman so dang cute!

I did some adjustments to the cutting guide to accommodate flip flaps.  You know me, I just love those things and everyone should be scrapping one event between two pages (it will save you time and money) using them.  You’ll be getting some 4×6″ flip flaps and some 3×3″ flip flaps.  If you need more, I’ll have them for sale at my store.  =)

We’ll get Winter no matter what so this is the perfect layout for it.  Please RSVP your layout so we can get them made up for you!  =) You can do this over in my Facebook Group.  This group is for my customers.  If you are a CTMH consultant, please email me directly if you want one.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!




Last Call – Harbor Scrapbooking Gratitude Layout Class – September 22-25, 2016

Gratitude Layout – Harbor Scrapbooking Crop Class on September 22-25, 2016 – Order by September 7, 2016.

I always have a reason to be grateful and I want to remind myself of the people and things in my life for which I am grateful.  The layout I created for this is called “Gratitude” and I am unable to put up the full layout right now due to having used the awesome September Stamp of the Month on it, until September 1, 2016.  Here’s sneak peak:

HS Sneak Peak Image

The layout is pre-cut and pre-stamped for you.  All you have to do is take a picture with your phone, distress the pieces as you see fit, and assemble!!  This class is made for you to come to class and make it or make it at your cropping station, which ever works best for you.  Due to the nature of the new Fundamental Paper Packs, the background and texture paper colors will change (unless you purchase the full kit). A possible variate of this layout:

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Full Kit will create this layout:

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I have created 4 options for you on this layout.  All four options include the layout being pre-cut and pre-stamped.

Option 1: This is the base layout – $15.00.  The cardstock colors will remain the same.  The background and texture paper will be different on each of the layout because I’ll be using one pack of Enchantment Fundamental Papers to create the layouts.  The words and hearts will be cut from Gold Glitter Paper.  You’ll have Gold Shimmer Trim.

Option 2: This is Option 1 plus the Good Life Compliments – $25.00.  This will provide the glitter lagoon (turquoise) chipboard letters and hearts featured on my initial layouts (there is one for the class and one that I originally made for myself that we lifted for the design for the class. Changes are made to accommodate mass production and deal with ).  I have this picture of the Compliments because there is SO MUCH GOODNESS in each batch.  Each of the white sticker sheets is 6″x6″!  The center is not a sticker piece – it is the insert that shows everything in the 6″x6″ pack:


Option 3: This is everything in Option 1 and 2 plus the Enchanted Ribbon Pack –  $38.00.  On my original layout, I used the Peacock ribbon as part of the embellishments (in the first two options, you’ll receive Gold Shimmer Trim instead).  I love the white stitching on the sides of the Peacock ribbon.  Super cute.  Enchantment Ribbon wm

Option 4: Includes everything in the first 3 Options plus the Enchanted Fundamental Paper Pack – $61.00!!  If you purchase this option, your layout will be cut out with the same background and texture papers I used on the original layout.  You will be able to create the exactly as I made it.  With the Compliments and Ribbon Pack, you’ll be able to make several more layouts.


Enchantment Fundamental Paper Pack wmPlease place your order by September 15 for the Harbor Scrapbooking Event!!  Here is the PayPal Button:

Gratitude Layout Class

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a creative day!











Create Kindness in September

Celebrate National Stamping Month with Create Kindness!

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Celebrate National Stamping Month this September with hand stamped cards designed to help create a little more kindness in the world. The Create Kindness card kit contains all of the supplies needed to create 24 beautiful handmade cards that you can use to brighten someone’s day! The kit can be yours for only $46.95—a 15% savings off the retail value!

Thanks to the pre-printed card bases, these cards come together in no time, leaving you more time to do something thoughtful for someone. Watch Close To My Heart’s blog, Instagram account, and Facebook page throughout the month of September to see what we’ve created with this card kit as well as the acts of kindness it has inspired! This exclusive kit will only be available in the month of September while supplies last, so make sure to get your order in early.

As a special bonus, the exclusive stamp sets and pre-printed card bases with envelopes are also available for separate purchase, but only in the month of September while supplies last!   I made my cards a little differently by adding a black mat to the circle and coloring them in.  Now with the new coloring fad, sending them to a friend how LOVES to color would make that person’s day, right?!

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When you purchase your kit/class through me, you’ll get 24 black circles for mats FREE.  Don’t live close?  No worries, I’ll mail them to you.  I used watercolor pencils and paints to doing my coloring.  I used our wonderful new Shimmer Brush (think Wink of Stella but a better price point of $4.95!) over the top of the watercolor pencils and I love the look!

Two Classes:

CK Monica Collage

September 10, 2016 – 12-3pm at my house

Create Kindness 9/10/16

September 24, 2016 at the Harbor Scrapbooking PA Weekend Crop!

Create Kindness HS 9/22-25/16

Gratitude Layout Class for Harbor Scrapbooking  PA Crop – September 22-25, 2016

I’ve provided you an elegant layout to celebrate the things in your life for which you feel grateful for.  This is the first layout I made:

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I created this layout for the class (designed for mass production).

IMG_5174 wmThis layout features of September Stamp of the Month – SOM S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure.  I love it!!   You have four different options for this class.  You can add additional product to your class and this will determine what your layout will look like.  The base layout look will change for the background and texture papers as they are the Enchanted Fundamental Paper Packs (I love them!) when you purchase the first three options.  Purchase the last option and your layout can look like my first layout.  All the papers are cut for you and all the images are stamped.  You distress and assemble.

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September 7th is the last day to order this kit for the Harbor Scrapbooking Crop.  Live afar or just want to get this layout, you are welcome to order your kit and we’ll get it cut for you.  Additional costs apply for shipping

Gratitude Layout Class

September Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure


This stamp set is super cute and carries an important message usable year round.  This is a set of 19 stamps celebrating fall with the leaves and pumpkins.  The message is letting those you value and are blessed with, just how important they are.  You can use these stamps to celebrate your own reasons for being blessed or having an attitude of gratitude or you can pass the message forward.  Don’t miss out on this awesome stamp set!


S1609 Blessed Beyond Measure, set of 19

Recommended Blocks:
1″ × 1″ (Y1000)
1″ × 3½” (Y1002)
2″ × 2″ (Y1003)
2″ × 3½” (Y1009)

Each month you can purchase a new D-size stamp set that is exclusive and available for one month only, for $17.95.  Better yet, you can get it for just $5 when you place an order of $50 or more in Close To My Heart products. Just think, you qualify for this special Stamp of the Month pricing saving $12.95 with your $50.00 purchase.

Paper Kit of the Month:  Jeeper Creepers


Next month is my child’s favorite event – Halloween – because it means dress up time!  This paper can be used for Halloween, Autumn, Fall, and more.  I love that CTMH creates paper that has multiple uses!

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Open House Chocolate Party – September 17, 2016 – 12-6pm

RSVP NOW to get your Free Annual Inspiration and Holiday Expressions and Special Create and Take Kit which will include a card, base and bling project, and Flower Market Poppy!!  Last day to RSVP is September 10, 2016.  RSVP NOW

DROP IN and check out all the new product from the Annual Inspirations and Holiday Expressions!  Crop Season starts the next weekend and I’m fully stocked.  Check out the new albums, Flip Flaps, Memory Protectors, Paper Kits, Ink Pads and more!

  • Free Create and Take – try out making a Cut Above Tag or Card and a 3×3 Create Kindness Card
  • Cash and Carry Shopping (cash, check, and credit accepted)
  • Door Prizes – earn tickets into the door prizes by RSVPing, bringing friends, coming, purchasing, doing the create and take, and more!
  • Bring a canned good for the Bowie Pantry – help a family feed their family – get a ticket for each item you bring
  • Check out the chocolate!  Need I say more?
  • Free Annual Inspiration with a $75.00 cash and carry purchase (or it’s FREE with your RSVP)

Now available!

The new colors in the Adventure Palette are available in the new stamp pads (which are amazing) along with the color of the year, Sea Glass.  I did a Facebook live in my VIP Customer Group showing them off.  Be sure to check it out.  I love the new magnetic lids and how easy they are to open.

ink pads and sea glassnew ink pads

Our amazing faux leather albums are back in wonderful colors and the price point is awesome – $29.95 when you order!!  I love that you can get them in both post bound and D-Ring to match your scrapbooking style.  What a great solution for having a quality product to display the amazing layouts or pocket scrapbook pages you create to tell your story or document your family events!

albums post bound

All albums

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.




HS Gratitude Layout Class

Classes – Linda Creates

Gratitude Layout – Harbor Scrapbooking Crop Class on September 22-25, 2016 – Order by September 7, 2016.

I am unable to put up the full layouts right now due to having used the awesome September Stamp of the Month on it, until September 1, 2016.  Here’s sneak peak:HS Sneak Peak Image

Classes – Linda Creates

The layout is pre-cut and pre-stamped for you.  All you have to do is take a picture with your phone, distress the pieces as you see fit, and assemble!!  This class is made for you to come to class and make it or make it at your cropping station, which ever works best for you.  Due to the nature of the new Fundamental Paper Packs, the background and texture paper colors will change (unless you purchase the full kit).  We are using the Enchantment Fundamental Papers and the Adventures Compliments!  I think this layout is for everyone as life is better when we approach it with gratitude.

Gratitude Layout Class

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a super creative relaxing day!

SeaSide Class/Workshop On The Go

Seaside Class Workshop on the Go – Aug 29, 2015 – 12:00 – 3:00

This is a great way to get your scrapbooking done. The featured kit for August is Seaside! The colors in these layouts are great for any season and many different events. They are subtle and distressed, just as sand leaves things.  I used one for some pictures from my trip to Oregon last summer with my sister. Orders need to be in by Aug 13, 2015.

Layout 1:

Layout 2:

Please note that my layouts will use additional stamps and supplies in addition to the WOTG materials. You can purchase the minimal kit to participate all the way up to a “Get It All”.   “Get It All” does not necessarily contain all materials used to create the layouts.  Orders for this must be received by July 7, 2015 to participate. There is room for 7 people.

Your options:

Basic: Paper Pack and Coordinating Compliments ($15.00 plus s/h/t) = $18.00 (plus your free crop valued at $10.00)
Step It Up (SIU): the above with the Coordinating Assortment ($22.00 plus s/h/t) = $26.00
WOTG: Paper packet, stamp set, extra cardstock, assortment, extra embellishments, and instructions ($30.00 plus s/h/t) = $35.00 (please note the Coordinating Compliments are not included in the WOTG)
Whole Kit and Caboodle (WKC): WOTG kit plus Coordinating Compliments ($35.00 plus s/h/t) = $40.00


Additional Supplies You Need:

Paper Trimmer
Adhesive of your choice
3-D Foam Tape
Glue Dots
Journaling Pens
Flip Flaps

 You can join this class until July 7, 2015. See below for the list of supplies you need to bring to the class.