Black Friday? A More Colorful Sale….

Friday, November 23, 2012

I’m a big fan of Black Friday. I mean, who doesn’t love a bargain? I know the term “black” refers to the business making a big profit on this shopping crazed day, but yeesh… it all sounds so ominous and depressing if you ask me. Not that I mind the word BLACK, hey – it’s my last name and one of my fave slimming colors.

But why not Ruby Friday?

Or Whisper Friday, or my favorite… Champagne Friday. You know what? I’ll let you choose your favorite color.

4 Days Only
Receive up to 4 Free Inkpads
when you shop online
Nov. 23-26

Pick any color, qualify for 1, 2 or 4 exclusive Inks stamp pads by Close to My Heart. Value $5.25 each. Shipping and tax included.

Place an order for $50* or more, receive 1 free inkpad
Place an order for $75* or more, receive 2 free inkpads
Place an order for $100* or more, receive 4 free inkpads
*order total before shipping & tax

To Order:
Visit my website and click the JOIN button for Tresa’s Workshop

Place your order by 11:59, Monday Nov. 26. I will contact you by email for your choice(s) of free inkpads.

Purchase the Stamp of the Month, Save the Date, for just $5 with your order of $50 or more and receive 50% off a stamp set of your choice! To receive your free stamp set, you will be prompted in the online shopping cart after your order reaches $50.

For every stamp of the month Close to My Heart sells in the month of November, they will donate $1 to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims.

Ready to get colorful? Order now!

Top 6 reasons to attend Creative University

Friday, November 16, 2012

Can you believe it? There are still spaces open for Creative University! I’m usually sold out by this time, but lucky you – you can still get in on this amazing event.

Create U 2011 (above)

What is Creative University?
Well, it’s awesome. It’s an art retreat, it’s a crop, it’s a girl’s camp, it’s the ultimate get-away. It will boost your creative spirit, teach you new art techniques, introduce you to new friends and fill your inspiration bucket to overflowing.

Dates: Feb. 14-17, 2013
Location: Lake Coeur d’Alene, ID
Click for map

Six Reasons Why
In honor of my 6th year hosting Creative U, here are 6 reasons why you should attend Creative University 2013.

1. Value
This is an all-inclusive event, which means you receive everything for one price. For just $82 per day*, you get:

• Lodging for 3 nights
• 8 meals (Thurs. dinner to Sun. brunch)
• 5 Creative Classes with projects included (over 10 hours!)
• Self-paced make-and-take projects
• Student assemblies with games & prizes

*4-day package price. 3-day package is also available.


2. Classes &  Projects designed by Tresa
Have you ever wanted to take a class designed by the stamp goddess? This year I will be designing ALL of the class projects, presented by a hand-picked staff of talented teachers.

Classes include scrapbooking, cardmaking, projects and techniques. Some projects may include home d├ęcor, gifts, wearables, jewelry and/or textiles. All classes are hands-on and include complete projects. Whatever your skill level, you’ll be challenged and inspired by the assortment of projects to complete and techniques to learn at CU.

You’ll attend four 2-hour classes, and one self-paced classroom activity for a total of 5 classes. Classes are always optional, so if you’d rather spend your time crafting at your table, it’s your choice.

You’ll also receive make-and-take projects with materials and instructions to create in your free time.

DSC_1045-002November Monthly Make-n-take

3.  Online Classes
As if all of the above projects aren’t enough…. new this year: monthly make-and-takes, LIVE with chat!

Work along with me on the private Creative University Ustream channel and chat with the other CU students online. Materials provided, you only pay shipping costs.

Register for Creative University in November and receive your November class with three holiday themed projects for FREE, no shipping charge!

Monthly make-and-takes are available only to students registered at the time of the class, so don’t miss this opportunity, register now so you won’t miss any of the classes.

Live classes are a great way to meet your fellow students while creating some fun creative projects!

twinchie swap

4. Extracurricular Activities
While Creative University is an institute of higher learning, it’s not all work, work, work…. there’s room for some purely fun activities as well.

Enjoy any or all of the following optional events:
1. Swaps – Join one of our annual swaps with other students for a bevy of take-home inspiration. Swaps this year include charms, twinchies and cards.
2. Secret Sister – a favorite activity for all participants.
3. Student Assemblies – Games and prizes!
4. Massage* – Relieve your stress and pamper yourself with an on-site masseuse
5. Zumba!* – Wake up and burn off those calories from the delicious camp food with a fun and easy Zumba class.
6. Logowear – Have you noticed how adorable all the students look in our CU photos, and how color-coordinated? Create U has the BEST logowear, really. Comfy, flattering and best quality, you’ll want an entire wardrobe.

*Activity option depends on number of participants.

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5. Location, Location, Location
Stunning views of Lake Coeur d’Alene, peaceful mountain setting with nature trails, cozy cabins with modern facilities (cabins include bathrooms and showers), crackling fireplaces, and delicious home-style meals.

No clean-up, no cooking, it’s all done for you.


Getting to camp is easy. Many students fly or drive to CU, it’s worth the trip!

6. Your last chance
I’ve saved the most important, and biggest news for the last. It’s official, this is the final year for Creative University retreat. Six amazing years, and this year will be the best one yet. It’s not easy to say goodbye to my “Creative baby” and I have cherished the time I have had with all of my CU alumni.

If you’ve been wanting to attend, and keep promising yourself “maybe next year,” this is your last chance to experience Creative University retreat in person.

I’m pulling out all the stops, planning the biggest art budget and teaching staff ever. You won’t want to miss it, reserve your spot now before CU sells out and it’s history.
Just 20 spots left!

For more information about Creative University, visit the CU website.

Veterans Day Sale

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lindy's Stamp Gang sale
20% off everything
Today only
Stock up for your Holiday projects with sprays, stains, powders and more!

50% off any stamp set of your choice!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In November, you’ll get something extra when you buy the Stamp of the Month on my website—50% off another stamp set!
When you qualify for and buy the November Stamp of the Month set, Capture the Date, you’ll receive another stamp set* of your choice for 50% off—it’s like two promotions in one!
The versatile Capture the Date stamp set is great for any layout, card, invitation, or calendar, and now you can choose another stamp set at half-off for more wonderful papercrafting.
Get Capture the Date and then capture the savings today!
NovSOMart* Offer valid for A-E and M size stamp sets only; K-size, Workshops on the Go®, Cricut® collection, and Stamp of the Month stamp sets are not eligible for this promotion. Maximum of one 50% off stamp set per order.
Dates: Offer valid November 1–30, 2012
red cross
Help the victims of Hurricane Sandy
To show our support of Red Cross relief efforts for those areas of the US severely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Close To My Heart will donate $1 for every Stamp of the Month set sold as a part of this promotion during November.