Don’t Let Your Babies Be JPEGS!

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Don’t let your babies grow up to be jpegs! This picture from Power of Positivity says it all. Check out this great article about leaving your pictures on a disc or in a cloud:https://petapixel.com/2019/03/04/the-lesson-from-costcos-photo-lab/?fbclid=IwAR2YRJohhACb3ub3WFRqRKBpaT5PThD5q2fMF2iVQ-6SMNOw1yh5taTVwXs

Use the Craft with Heart subscription to avoid this. When you do the annual subscription, you’ll get a coupon for getting 30 free prints from Persnickety Prints! Your family can look at the pictures and layouts. They can read the stories. They can laugh, joke, and smile over memories. Jpgs can’t provide any of this. And there’s a huge chance finding the picture you want to share, will be a task of hunting through files!

Here are the new layouts:

These layouts go together, lickety split, which I love, because I’m getting things done.

Check out the Marvelous March Specials!!

  • BOGO 50% Paper Party: Buy any My Reflections paper packet or coordinating cardstock, get one 50% off! As a papercrafter, you can never have too much paper! That’s why we’ve invited you to join us for a Paper Party all month long! Buy any paper packet or coordinating cardstock this month and get another of equal or lesser value at 50% off! For convenient ordering, we’ve also created some bundles that pair each paper packet with its coordinating cardstock at the discounted price. 
  • You can also get a FREE Mix-in paper packet by signing up as a Close To My Heart Consultant or hosting a qualifying party this month!
  • 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 MonthS1903 This Happened!
  • 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
  • Celebrate 35 Years – CTMH is celebrating 35 years of being in business. TBA
  • Join My Team.  Join CTMH Community in March and receive the Seasonal Mix-in Paper Pack!  Check it out. 
  • Featured Paper Pack (s):So Much Happy! My second favorite papers Check out my FB group to see art made by myself and other talented artists.
  • Seasonal Expressions 1 is live and we are half way through it! Eek! 
  • 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. Print those jpgs so your family can laugh, cry, and reminisce over the memories!

Important Things

IMPORTANT THINGS

Highlight the unique things that are important to you with The Important Things Everyday Life™ workshop. This workshop shows you how to create eight 6″ × 8″ layouts plus a title page and a closing page for an Everyday Life™ album.

The base kit below provides the basic materials you’ll need, but you’ll need a few additional items to complete the project. If you don’t have these items already, make sure to also add them to your order:

  • Everyday Life™ Album — Black (Z4219)
  • Picture My Life™ Cards — Perfectly Imperfect (X7236E)
  • Hello Pumpkin Washi Tape (Z4214)
  • Silver Glitter Gems (Z4191)
  • Marvy® Uchida® LePen™ Journaling Pen (Z1979)

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.  Take a few moments in November to contemplate and remember your important things.  Sometimes they got lost in the shuffle of life.

 

Short Story – Story By Stacy

Short Story – Story By Stacy

We got to create one of the Short Story albums during Convention this summer.  I felt so lucky to get a chance to create this with Stacy Julian!  I confess it was a little stressful to create because you are looking doing a “mash-up” of your photos to tell a short story.  Not chronological.  Gasp!  The only real journaling is on the last page of the book.   Whew, right?!  In the end, I was thrilled by what I had created.  It worked out so much better then I thought it would.

Product Description

Each workshop kit includes:
1 – 6″ × 6″ album
10 – 6″ × 6″ Memory Protectors™
12 – patterned paper sheets; 6″ × 6″
20 – White Daisy cardstock sheets; 6″ × 6″
4 – sticker and die-cut sheets; 6″ × 6″
1 – Black & White Dots
1 – white twine; 1 yd.
1 – black & white gingham ribbon; 3 yds.
1 – Short Story workbook

I’m working on getting my Short Story into a YouTube video so I can share.  I tend to do FB lives then need to figure out how to make them YouTubes.  =)

Sensational September Things To Remember!

Thank you for visiting my corner of the internet.   I know that you have lots to do and appreciate your time.   Be watching for some videos on the Short Story from Story by Stacy.  Don’t forget to join the Happy Mail gathering when you check out for more free fun!

Friends Fur Ever

Friends Fur Ever

“Friends Fur Ever” is a Story by Stacey mini-album that my daughter did.  I created the front “belly band” of the album to hold it close.  SG did the rest.  I only want to share the cover at this point so you can see how I used the Stamp of the Month (SOM) – S1806 A Bushel and A Peck on it.   The little girl in the set is great to use for some many things, one of which is to represent SG in things we create.

I used a retired pet stamp set from CTMH as well.  I tried to color the puppy on the front like SG’s dog, Huck.  Love our Shin Touch Markers!  SG love our fur babies and wanted to tell the story of how much she loves and enjoys them.  She picked the pictures out and did an awesome job.   On another post, I’ll share how this can be a great project for you and your kids (or grandkids).

I can’t wait to see what the new Story by Stacy products are going to be.  I decided these would be a fun way to “write” a letter to SG each year, sharing my hopes, dreams, and prayers with her.  One day, I won’t be here to tell her how much she means to me.  With these cute little mini-albums from Story by Stacy, I’ll be able to leave her a love letter for each year of her life, celebrating what she means to me.

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  I hope you all have friends fur ever – our pets that you can celebrate their stories with these mini-albums

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!!

What a day, April 1!  Seriously.  Happy Easter, everyone. He has risen!  It’s also April’s Fool Day.  And if that’s not enough to celebrate on one day,  Jeff and I celebrate 18 years of marriage today.  This also coincides with 18 years with CTMH.  Poor Jeff has never know life without CTMH since we were married.  This is the perfect to celebrate many important things: Jesus, fun, my best friend, family, CTMH which provides an outlet for my passion to create and all the marvelous friends which come from this love.  Very rarely will this occur on the same day.

The 1st of April also means changes in CTMH’s specials.  Let’s take a look!

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Fab Four – April 2018 Monthly Special

With the Fab Four monthly special, April is a fabulous time to join my team! New Consultants who join Close To My Heart in April will receive the May, June, July and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE (value of $71.80)! Been a consultant before? Former Consultants can re-enroll in April with a lower-priced, no kit option, and receive the four Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! New or former Consultants must enroll through your Consultant website.

For my Customers:

Each weekend during April, you can take advantage of the Fab Faves weekend sales. These online weekend sales last 24-hours and will feature different items and product bundles at 25% off the retail price. Wahoo! So excited to see these come up! =)  More to come on this as I find out. Note on this:  if you are a consultant, you’ll get the sale price plus your discount!

Be a Hostesses:

Hostesses in April, when your Gathering reaches the third level of Hostess Rewards or higher, you will receive your choice of either the Cut Above® Layout Kit — This Is Me (Z4166) or the Cut Above® Golden Moments Bundle (CC4190), FREE (party must be submitted no later than May 5, 2018). The bundle includes both the Golden Moments Cut Above® tag kit and card kit.

New Consultants:

Consultants who sign up during the month of April will receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE. That’s an additional $71.80 in retail value added to the incredible value of the New Consultant Kit! The July and August Stamp of the Month sets won’t even be available to Consultants during April. You will receive these brand-new stamp sets before anyone else! No additional shipping or tax is charged for this free item. PLUS, as a new Consultant, you receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of their choice. Join Now!

Former Consultants:

Former Consultants can also sign up during April at a lower-priced, no-kit enrollment option for just $50! You will still receive $50 in CTMH Cash to spend on products of your choice, meaning they basically get to sign up for free! You will also receive the May, June, July, and August Stamp of the Month sets, FREE! No additional shipping or tax is charged for these free items. Former Consultants will be prompted to include the stamp sets starting with their first order as a Consultant through May 31, 2018. Join Now!

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S1804 Color Your Life—April Stamp of the Month

This great set of 12 stamps is perfect for scrapbook titles, cards, and more. With a mix of script sentiments and sentiments that you need to color, you can create very personalized gifts for people. The sentiments which celebrate life and encourage kindness are uplifting.  The layout above is done using Chelsea Gardens Paper.  So beautiful.

Get this D-size Stamp of the Month set for a deal with a minimum qualifying purchase! Add the stamp set to your cart on this page at full retail price or, with your qualifying order, add it at checkout for the promotional price.

Set of 12
Recommended My Acrylix® block:
1″ × 3½” (Y1002), 1″ × 6½” (Y1005), 2″ × 3½” (Y1009), 2″ × 6½” (Y1010)

When you purchase the Stamp of the Month for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, you will receive the following Card Kit FREE. It’s a set of 5 cards that are pre-cut and ready for you to stamp and assemble. =)  Here’s better pictures of the layout kits.  You’ll receive one of them free.  =) I love how you can take the letters from the SOM and use them for something different!  

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Here’s a Teaser for FUN:

 I can’t wait for it to be released!  So exciting!!  =)

Featured Paper of the Month: Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar is a whimsical collection in colors. More soft, like the early days of summer. I love the Kitchen Traditions part of the collection. Recipe cards are back. Using the Every Day Life Albums, you can create a keepsake for your family. Take those recipes that have been handed down for generations and put them in a keepsake for your child. It’s sure to be held close to their hearts.

I have several workshops available for Gimme Some Sugar when you purchase $25.00 or more in Gimme Some Sugar products from my website!! The one below features 6 layouts designed by Chris Robertson. I have a card one, one on Disney, mini album, and more. Something for everyone.

Check out my FB group, last album for all the choices. If you have older paper, you might be surprised what I have to help you create! I have some posted up on a website page.

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The Important Thing Bundle

March 9–April 30, 2018

Create a meaningful Everyday Life™ Album using this limited-time product bundle. Based on a journaling model inspired by Margaret Wise Brown’s The Important Book, this workshop empowers crafters to create a custom album highlighting the important things in their lives! The bundle contains the paper, cardstock, Flip Flaps™, and Memory Protectors™ needed to assemble the album. To see all of the supplies needed for this workshop, reference the Shopping List below. The bundle is only available through April 30, while supplies last, so order yours today!

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Free Electronic Workshop Guides:

For every $25.00 product from my shopping website, you will get to choose a free workshop from my collection. There are scrapbooking and cardmaking workshops. My collection has several amazing artists to choose from covering using your Cricut, stamping, or no stamping at all! Just buy the supplies you need to create the workshops, get the guides for free! Check out some of the guides avialble HERE. Check out all of the guides here in my Special Peeps FB Groups.This blog post shows the workshops for Stargazer

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Happy Mail

If you are not involved with someone’s home or online gathering, be sure to add yourself to the Happy Mail orders. You’ll get fun in the mail! Check out Happy Mail here. All April orders $25.00+ will have the new Seasonal Expressions 2 (goes live on May 1).

Thanks for stopping by to checkout my creative world.   Enjoy April.  It’s an amazing month! Set an alarm or event on the calendar for every Friday 2m ET (if I figured the timing correct) for the Fab Faves Weekend Sales.  Have questions?  I’m here to help you out – email me: info@lindacreates.com.