Travel Activity Book

Travel Activity Book

I found this wonderful Travel Activity Book from my friend Ginni Candelera.  I got the workshop directions and when I realized I was running out of time to cut and make it before we departed from Maryland, I reached back out and was so blessed she had one kit left.  When SG went off on her first backpacking trip, I worked hard to get it done!   Here are a few of the pages to show you how cool it is.

The workshop uses the Adventure Fundamental Paper Pack which is scheduled to retire here in a few weeks.   The Cricut Cuts are from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge (over 700 images on this).  We are driving all around Oregon over the next several days and this book has provided a great deal of entertainment for us.  The album is a “Everyday Life” album.

 

Here’s a quick YouTube I made showing some more of the pages.  Ginni has created a very fun book that is invaluable to anyone taking road trips with older kids (and even adults) to help pass the time:

 

More pages to come in later blog posts!

Amazing August Things To Remember!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of the internet.  Stay tuned for the rest of the Travel Activity Book as we move around Oregon!  =)

You Are Here

You Are Here

Here’s a card using the Fresh Air paper and some of the new stamps available in the SE2.  The set I used works with the “You Are Here” Cricut Cartridge.  The Design Space file is included in the post.  The US is cut from the You Are Here Cricut Cartridge.  The stamping done in Espresso along with the distressing around the edges of the map.

The sentiment above is in the You Are Here cartridge.  Below is using the font on the cartridge.  I cut it out three times, gluing the different layers.  The bottom layer is cut from the Espresso cardstock and offset to look like a shadow.  The technique is great, looks fantastic, but I don’t recommend it for mass production!  It might be drive you a little insane.

This is the stamp set, D1778 US Vacation used:

This is the Fresh Air Paper Pack:

Free Design Space File:

Design Space File:  https://design.cricut.com/#/design/91675136

June things to keep in mind:

Thanks for stopping by corner of the internet.  You are here and I’m so glad you are.here.   Have a creative day!

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: https://design.cricut.com/#/design/83770608

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: info@lindacreates.com.

Ends at Midnight! You Are Here Digitial Cricut Collection and MORE on sale!

Ends at Midnight!  You are Here Digital Cricut Collection And MORE On Sale!!

 

Welcome to Close to My heart’s Boxing Week Sale!  Hop on over to my shopping site to take advantage of this great sale.  Take a look at what’s available today until supplies run out or 11:59pm MST:

 

 

We have the digital version of Cricut You Are Here (a favorite of mine) on sale for 30% off!  There are 700 images on this cartridge so each image is less than $0.13 each!  You know this is a fantastic deal when you are in Design Space and most images cost -$0.99 and up!

Check out the You Are Here Images here.

Remember that when you order this, you’ll get the activation code when you receive the rest of the bundle from CTMH.    In that bundle, you’ll get a combo pack of the Enchantment  Cardstock (value $14.50), as well as 3 – D sized stamp sets (value of  $53.85) – total value of $63 (more than what you are paying for the bundle itself!

Next up:

So much to choose from ! More albums in wonderful, neutral colors.  Whimsy Palette Collection is featured today.  If you are working on getting ink pads/reinkers/cardstock, this is the time to order.  I love that we are having a great sale of our staple items.

 

 

 

Don’t miss out on today’s specials and remember that there will be new ones each day through Friday. Be sure to check on it.

Calling All Bargain Hunters!!

Want a better deal?  Join my team before you shop and you’ll be able to get another 22% off the above sale prices. Awesome, right!?!? =)

For $75.00, you’ll get over $200 of great product plus the Through The Year Calendar Kit (value $50.00), a $50.00 product credit to choose your own supplies, Through The Year Stamp Set (I just a few left – $17.95 value), and a layout kit featuring the Through The Year Stamp ($10 value).  You’ll get early shopping of the new product to be released in January and more!

Ends in 4 Days:

Good through December 31, 2017. Click on image to view catalog online.

Have fun with the Boxing Week Sale.  Thank for stopping by and have a creative day.

Catching up with CardzTV

Catching up with CardzTV

It’s been a crazy busy month for me with three weekends of crop and then Thanksgiving.  Getting a headcold last week, certainly didn’t help.  My friend Mary at CardzTV is my featured guest artist as she has made some wonderful Christmas projects with the Cricut You Are Here Cartridge.  Mary is so creative and talented.  Here are the YouTubes to watch:


Don’t miss out the November Specials!  Here are the links:

  • S1711– Through the Year is a timeless Stamp of the Month for $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 order.  Purchase this set for $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase, and you’ll get a fun layout kit for FREE as part of your Happy Mail goodies!  Best of all, this set is used for the upcoming Calendar Kit which you can purchase on Dec 1.   If you wait until December, the stamp set will only be available for $17.95. 
  • Just for Fun It’s our monthly special and super deal.  All of the Fundamental Papers, compliments, and ribbon are 30% OR 40% off if you get the bundles!  It does not get better than this.  These are selling fast and are available only while supplies last:
  • 20+Wonderful Workshop guides, one of which can be yours free with qualifying purchase of $25.00!  Check it out whats current for this month!  Join my FB Customer Group to see all available workshops.
  • Join My Team  and receive your choice of a Fundamental Bundle for FREE, value of $48.69.  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.  Plus there are lots of other great reasons to join – Check it out.
  • The Holiday Expressions  live now until December 31, 2017!
  • Events – check them out on my calendar 
  • Like My FB Page: Linda Creates 
  • 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.
  • C1716 Stronger Together – Disaster Relief – 100% of the profits are going to the American Red Cross to help those around the country who are suffering from the wild fires and hurricanes.  If you buy nothing else this month, please purchase this.  I make nothing from the purchase nor am I given sale credit, nor does it count towards sales for hostess credit, as we wanted the most amount of money possible to go to the American Red Cross.  This stamp set does not count towards the total for any special from me as the company does not give me credit for the sale.

Thanks for reading to the end of this email/post and taking up space in your mail box.  Enjoy these great tutorials by Mary from CardzTV. She’s amazing.