Friday, December 30, 2011

Roxy Valentine's Day Playshop, Thursday, 1/12/12!

Join us for this snazzy Valentine's Workshop on Thursday, January 12 at 11 AM!  You will love the fun cards and treat box we will create together featuring Roxie paper, Pin Clips, Blue Sparkles and shapes created with the Cricut!  RSVP is due by Thursday, January 5 so I have time to order and prepare your materials! Seating is limited, so RSVP Today to reserve your spot! Call me at 408 265-4147.

>> $9.95 Pre-paid RSVP is required by Thursday, January 5 so I can be sure to have your materials ready when you arrive. Call me at (408) 265-4147 to pay for your playshop with a credit card.  Or, mail me a check to Linda at 1706 Dalton Dr, San Jose, CA 95124 (make sure it arrives by 1/5/12)

  • Adults and teens only, please. 
  • Space is limited so RSVP and PAY for your workshop immediately to reserve your place! 

As always, all orders placed at the playshop will be entered into a drawing to WIN ALL THE HOSTESS GIFTS! Other ways to win prizes include:

  • Paid RSVP by Thursday, January 5 at 7 PM.
  • Bring an adult friend who is not on my guest list (paid RSVP for your guest by 1/5/12, of course). 
  • Donate a hand stamped item to my samples basket (using only CTMH stamps, of course)! 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Rock the Block!

Join the craze! When you place a minimum order of $25 from the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book between December 19, 2011 and January 31, 2012, you can get two new products for just $15: the My Creations® Collage Cubes (a Spring/Summer 2012 sneak-peek product!) and the exclusive My Acrylix® Rock the Block E-size stamp set (available only during this promotion). That’s a retail savings of almost $30! You’re going to love the way the collage cubes and the Rock the Block stamp set work together for interactive, 3-D fun.

Watch this video to get more details from Kristine Widtfeldt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Order yours today at  While you are at it, checkout the new "expanded view" of the Idea Book when you click on Products and then click on the Autumn/Winter Idea Book picture.  Click here to see what I mean!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Wonderland Card Crafting Playshop

Create 5 different Winter Cards featuring an exquisite combination of winter hues (teal, sky blue, amethyst and yummy chocolate) combined with stunning Top Coats™ Icing Overlays, sparkling silver glitter glitz and unique Die Cut cards & envelopes! Don’t miss it; RSVP today as space is limited.

>> $9.95 Pre-paid RSVP* is required by Wednesday, December 7 so I can be sure to have your materials ready when you arrive. Call Linda at 408 265-4147 to pay for your playshop today and reserve your spot!
>> Adults and teens only, please.
>> Space is limited so RSVP and PAY for your workshop immediately to reserve your place!

As always, all orders placed at the playshop will be entered into a drawing to WIN ALL THE HOSTESS GIFTS! Other ways to win prizes include:

>> Paid RSVP by Wednesday, December 7 at 7 PM.
>> Bring an adult friend who is not on my guest list (paid RSVP for your guest by 12/7/11, of course).
>> Donate a hand stamped item to my samples basket (using only CTMH stamps, of course)!
>> Bring your filled out wish list. Use your own Idea Book or click here to view the catalog on-line.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Santa's Workshop, Sat. 12/10 or Wed, 12/14

 Join us for Santa Workshop on Saturday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 14!  Attend one, attend them all, it's up to you.  Paid RSVP is due by Friday, December 2 so I have time to order and prepare your materials!  Seating is limited, so make sure to RSVP Today!  Call me at 408 265-4147.

10 AM Decorated Gift Box -- Create this darling gift box to give hand crafted cards, baked goodies such as mini loaves, brownies, candy or candy!   $9.95

11:30 Hand Crafted Cards -- use for Thank You cards after Christmas or stamp holiday greetings!  You'll create 4 cards and envelopes.                   $7.95

1 PM Cricut Class -- Discover how to use the Cricut machine to it's fullest! I have the 6" Cricut machine and the Cricut Imagine machine to train on or you can bring your own.  FREE

2 PM Holiday Tags and Gift Box -- Discover how to make elegant tags using the layered tags cut by the Cricut machine and coordinating stamps you'll packages will be stunning this year!       $4.95

Call Linda to RSVP Today: 408 265-4147

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Holiday Card Set

When you pair your new Close To My Heart Cricut® Art Philosophy cartridge with some of the delightful My Acrylix® stamp sets featured in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book, you'll find yourself making an armful of holiday cards in just one sitting! Watch this video to discover even more tips for streamlining your holiday card creation session.

Products used:
B1381 Holiday Cheer Stamp Set $9.95
A1115 A Holiday Stamp Set $6.95
Z1473 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Die Cut Cards and Envelopes $5.95
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles $2.95
Z1615 Designer Ribbon Red $5.95
Order now at and take advantage of the Holiday Wishes Special while you are at it!  Click here for details about the Holiday Wishes Special!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stretch Your Stamping Know-How

Create a multi–layered stamp image using the base and shade technique and our new My Acrylix® So Grateful stamp set. As you can see on this video, it's as easy as pumpkin pie—and will look great on your Thanksgiving dinner invitations and cards.

Products used in this video:
B1395 So Grateful stamp set (set of 8): $9.95
Z2150 Sunflower Ink Pad $5.25
Z2191 Sunset Ink Pad $5.25
Z1489 Mini-Medley Olive Collection $4.95
Visit my website to order or see more artwork and ideas:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Add Cricut Flair to Your Projects!

You are going to Love the new Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge from Close To My Heart. Enjoy this video about how to dress up your projects quickly and easily!

Order the Brand Cricut Art Philosophy Collection(Item Z1686) for just $99 and you will receive:

1.The Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge with 700 shapes including 3-D projects and images that match CTMH stamp sets (retail value $59.99)
2.THREE stamp sets with images that match the Cricut shapes (retail value $53.80)
3.THREE sets of die cut chipboard which match the Cricut shapes (retail value $14.85)

>>> This is a $128.99 value for just $99*! click here to see the bundle and order.

AND, Between August 15 and August 31, you can purchase the Cricut Art Philosophy Bundle and take advantage of 3 specials that will give you 3 ADDITIONAL stamp sets (a $59.70 value) for just an extra $5* Click here to learn more.

* Tax, Shipping & Handling will be added to all orders

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Magic of Convention

I love being part of Close To My Heart -- we have so much fun. Join us and come along for this magical ride! Personal buyer, hobbyist or business builder: everyone is welcome here. Call me at 408 265-4147 to find out how easy it is to be a part of this creative and supportive community.

Monday, July 25, 2011

CTMH Retiring Products List

I'm so excited about the New Close To My Heart Idea book debuting on August 1st -- including our new Cricut cartridge with matching stamp sets, 3D projects and so much more! I can hardly wait for you to see it! Contact me now if you'd like to be the first to get your Cricut cartridge for 1/2 price: 408 265-4147

In the meantime, it's really important for you to know what Close To My Heart is discontinuing in case you have any of these items on your Wish List. Order them by July 31 and get More Bang For Your Buck and the July Stamp of the Month while you are at it:

Z1377 Kraft Color Ready Borders (50 per pack) $5.95

CTMH Exclusive Inks Stamp pads sets (6 per set) $29.95

CTMH Exclusive Inks Markers sets (6 per set) $16.50

The following paper packets, stickers and level 1 kits: Sophia, Miracle, Wings and Bliss $4.95 to $12.95
All Level 1 kits $9.95

All Spring/Summer Workshops on the Go $29.95

12 x 12 Cardstock packages of 24 sheets $9.50

The following Acrylic block sizes:

1 x 1 ½ $4.50

1 x 6 ½ $6.50

2 x 11 $14.95

2 ½ x 2 ½ $7.50

4 x 4 $10.50

4 ½ x 6 ½  $17.95

Don't miss out on something you want! Click here to order on-line.

Or, call me at 408 265-4147 to order directly from me or if you have any questions.

Creativity with Trees & Things Stamp Set

Enjoy fun new projects featuring the Great Outdoors!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Dream Spa

My Dream Spa! My goal is to build this spa in my backyard.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Perfect Paper Pinwheels

The My Acrylix® Miracle Workshop stamp set, exclusively available in the Miracle Workshops on the Go™ kit, includes two stamp images that make it easy for you to create darling pinwheels. Watch this video, then click here to order item G1023 to order your own Miracle Workshop on the Go Kit! Or call me at 408 265-4147 to order.

You can create your projects at the Miracle Playshop at my house in San Jose on either Wednesday, March 30 at 7 PM or Thursday, March 31 at 11 AM! Or, create it at your own house -- the kit includes instructions!

For more details, click on your preferred date/time above.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Epic Cruise with Close To My Heart

We had a blast on the Close To My Heart incentive trip to the Caribbean!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Discover clever uses for our new scallop circle punch. Your head will spin with the plethora of circle ideas in this video!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

How to make Valentine's Cards for Everyone!

Join us for a Valentine's Playshop on:
Saturday, February 5 at 2 PM
Create 4 Valentine's projects for just $5. You'll have an elegant card for your husband, a pink card for your mom or best girlfriend and a fun treat pouch for your child!

Attendance is limited, so your Prepaid RSVP is required: call me at 408 265-4147 to pay by Thursday, February 3.

We will have a drawing for a Grand Prize to Win all the Hostess Gifts for the Playshop. Here's how to get tickets into the drawing:
> Bring an Adult friend (prepaid RSVP by Thursday, 2/3)
> Place a $25+ order at the Playshop.
> Plus more that I'll tell you about that day!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How To Use the New Close To My Heart Spray Pen!

Join me at the Wings Playshop on Thursday, January 27 at 11 AM or 7 PM and you'll get to play with Close To My Heart's brand new spray pen. Watch this video to learn more. Click here to learn more about the Wings Workshop!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Huge Clearance Sale!

Help, I buried in top quality Close To My Heart products that need loving homes! Stop by on Saturday between 3 and 5 PM to take advantage of some incredible discounts. Click here for details.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Get Organized!

Tired of searching for the perfect hand-crafted card you know you have "around here somewhere?" Have you resolved to get more organized in 2011?
Then you will love getting your cards organized with this darling Card Organizer project -- complete with customer dividers. This year you will always be ready with the perfect hand-crafted card for every event! Make an extra one to give as a give.
Join us on Thursday, January 6 at 11 AM or 7 PM and create the greeting card organizer box plus one darling greeting card featuring Miracle irrisistibles die cuts. Cannot attend on Jan 6? Schedule this playshop for you and your friends -- it's the perfect New Year's gathering!

Here's how to attend: call me at 408 265-4147 to order your materials -- I have 2 spots left!