Don’t miss the grab bags and a FREE Catalog!!

Don’t miss the grab bags!!  They are awesome!!  I’m waiting to get mine now.   Here’s how they work:

grab bag 1Reminder 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!


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!

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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:


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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Last days…..

Oh goodness, it’s so hard to believe we are in the last days of March, with tomorrow being the end!  Somewhere around here, Spring may show up!  With sleet/ice this am, I’m not sure sure when!  With the end of March, the first Seasonal Expression comes to an end.  All products in it with a time clock by the item number will be retiring.

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Time Icon indicating retiring products.


Seasonal Expressions 1 Cover


I have enjoyed working with both Heartstrings and Hopscotch (which is my fav)!  We have created lots of fun pages, cards, and paper craft items from both.  You don’t want to miss out on getting either.  Heartstrings is good for so many different events – anything you love – pets, family, babies, ect!  I’ve used Hopscotch for all things outside – the beach, hiking, being outside in the yard!  You have to love how versatile both paper kits are so you can use it all up!

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It’s also the last two days to join in the fun and become a part of the team!!  If you do it today or tomorrow, you’ll get the shoulder tote for FREE!!!   If you place a $300 order within 40 days of joining, you’ll get the rolling tote for FREE (value $149.95)!!

Rolling Tote Collage

I love both of the new kits for people signing up right now.  They have some many goodies in there for $99.00 (Value of $350)!!  You can choose between two different kits – one for the cardmaker/paper crafter and the other for the scrapbooker/memory keeper.


Scrapbooker’s New Consultant Kit



Cardmaker’s New Consultant Kit

Don’t miss out and join the fun today!! Hawaii Group



Hugs and keep creating!

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Choose Happy with the March SOM

Back again with “Choose Happy – S1503”, the March Stamp of the Month (SOM).  Here’s my last, very fun, Hungry Caterpillar card!  I used Cricut Artfully Sent to create this card.  The card says “Rest, Relax, Repeat” and has all the rain drop.  I like the rain drops being on the front of the card as well as being cut out of the inside of the card

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S1503 Choose Happy Hungry Caterpillar Card #3


To recreate this card use Artfully Sent, page 17, Scene, both parts.  I used Design Space to make the card 5.5″ x 4.25″ (you’ll need to unlock the sizing to do this).   I used Pacifica cardstock and White Daisy.  Use the splice function in Design Space, I cut out the stem and flower so I could layer them.

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“Hungry Caterpillar Card 3 – S1503 Choose Happy

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S1503 Choose Happy – Stamp Images











I used the 2nd border from the right to create the body of the caterpillar (this was inspired by another awesome consultant, Karen Pederson).  I free-handed the rest of the caterpillar.  Colored him in with our Shin Han Touch markers and you have a super cute “Hungry Caterpillar”!   I used the sayings “this day” and “choose happy”.  Using a black fine tip journal pen, I doodled around the edge of the card.  The stamp set is $17.95 or $5.00 with a $50.00 purchase (plus you get a set of free sequins from me that I’ll mail to you separately!).

Happy Creating,

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Happy Birthday Card for my neighbor

I loved making this Happy Birthday card for my neighbor’s girlfriend!  It’s a challenge to create something someone else has in mind and hope what I come up, works!  Since I love the beach, I keep all of my stamp sets that have anything to do with the beach/islands.  So this card uses my stash of retired sets as well as some current sets.  I was excited to create a card which reflects something I love to and reflects the sentiments that he wants to express as well!

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(C) Linda Creates – Linda Caler

I used Seaside Paper Pack – X7192B because the colors matched the described personality of the receiver.  I pulled out C1595 Hello Summer and D1531  Tropical Paradise . as well as several others.     My neighbor loves the beach and so does his girlfriend.  She’s a surfer.  They have a lot of summer plans.  He went through and picked out the images he liked the best for me to use in creating the card.  Here are two of the sets I used:

C1595 Hello Summer

C1595 Hello Summer

C1531 Tropical Paradise

C1531 Tropical Paradise











I used the Z3017 Cricut Artfully Sent to create the base for the popup card (I’ve actually created and saved the blank popup card base in both a standard (4.25″x 5.5″) and 5″x 7″ card for easy recall!  Love Design Space and my Cricut Air) and Z1906 Cricut Artbooking Alphabet used on the front on the card to say “Happy Birthday”.

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I used paper tearing to create dimension and the illusion of surf.  By alternating X5762 Lagoon cardstock and Seaside background and texture paper to create waves coming in for the ocean.  I cut a piece of 1273 Desert Sand for the sand then used our Z1294 Sanding Kit to give it texture to look like sand.  I took a punch and created footprints in the sand walking towards the surfboards and beach chair/umbrella.  I sponged the top of the footsteps to give them some shading so it would look like what footsteps look like when you walk through the sand.   I used a system font for doing the handwriting on the inside of the card through Design Space (have I told you how much I LOVE Design Space???).  Anyway a few trials and errors with that due to having to cut the base of the card as well as write on it but we got it done!

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Front of Beach Card

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Inside of Beach Card









I really liked the way it all came together.  The inside saying stamped on the sky is D1653 Happy Everything, to be released on April 1, 2014 (Seasonal Expressions 2).  It’s not blinged out or fancy as this is not her style.  It does reflect their love of the beach, surfing, being together and being outside while celebrating her birthday.  It did what I love to do – help people celebrate relationships.  My neighbor was thrilled and I hope it will.

Happy Creating!

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