Friday, July 12, 2013

I'm Having a GIVEAWAY!!

Hello Friends!
I'm still alive....and well!    I thought I would pop in to say hello, and let you all know that I'm having a GIVEAWAY on my Cookie Lee Facebook Page
This is to celebrate the launch of the NEW Fall/Winter catalog.  It is incredible!!

It's super easy to enter.  Look for the "Giveaway" box under the banner picture, or click here:

Win 1 of these 3 beautiful pieces:

You have just a couple of days left!
Winners will be announced on Monday, July 15th.

Have a great day.  It's FRIDAY! 
Woo HOO!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy 50th Birthday to my SISTER!!!!

Today is my sister Kathy's 50th birthday!!

Doesn't she look fabulous?
Looking forward to celebrating her tonight at a fun party with family!

Hope you have a great day as well!

~Linda :)

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Whoo's Your Valentine?? Kit Special!

In celebration of National Papercrafting Month, Close to My Heart is offering a new product, available through January only — our Whooo’s Your Valentine kit!  

This darling kit, which retails for $40, can be yours for only $10 when you spend $35 or more in Close To My Heart product. 

The kit includes:
  • 12 die-cut boxes
  • 3 cardstock sheets 
  • 1 sheet of silver glitter paper
  • 12 treat tubes
  • an exclusive D-size stamp set created specifically for the kit (see below)! 

Perfect for gifts and classroom projects, the Whooo’s Your Valentine kit will make Valentine’s Day a cinch!

And here is a close up of the stamp set:

These won't last long!  They are already more than 1/2 gone.  
If you are ready to get your kit,
visit my website here: and you will get a prompt to add it at the end of your order.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Have a crafty day!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

December 2012 Recap - WARNING - Lots of Pictures!

After completely neglecting my blog in 2012, I've decided to give it another try in 2013.  So...before I move on, I thought I would just recap December in pictures, because I feel the need to tie up loose ends before starting up again.

Are you ready???
December started with me finishing up a few holiday bazaars (with long time friend Kandi),
then getting our Christmas tree.  We found Loch Lolly Farms last year, and love it!  They have a pretty pond with a nice covered place to have hot chocolate/coffee and feed the ducks (you can see it in the background of the picture below).
They even have Santa on the weekends!!
 Here is Alex decorating the tree.  We have SO many ornaments, and the kids thought we should put them all on....I had to explain that we would need 3 more trees to use all the ornaments.  Later in the month the tree fell over, not sure if it was ornament overload or just our old tree stand.  Next year - new tree stand!!
 Next, our annual Christmas get together with Rourke's side of the family.  Here's his uncle Bill and cousin Alison, who got back the gag gift she brought.  Cheese balls that have been passed around for a few years. :)  We all had a fun time seeing them all!
 Then we had a little holiday party at our friends' The Atigedewes.  Becky outdid herself with appetizers and food galore!  The kids (not pictured) had hours of fun playing, and playing, and playing.
 The next day Yaya came to take the kids shopping for their Christmas outfits.  Alex got really into it and picked out skinny jeans and a red tie.  Funny.  I met up with them at Five Guys for lunch.  yum!
 Ella tagged the house.........cute, but not really. ;)
 Testing the settings on my new camera!  Still figuring it all out.
 I attended my first ever cookie exchange!  It was a great time  - complete with games and good company.  I made  the "Barefoot Contessa's" Pecan Bars.  Mine are in the boxes at the bottom of the picture.
 Ella was invited to a "Winter Wonderland" themed birthday party that started at Pump it Up, and ended at the birthday girl's house with a delish taco dinner, cake and snow-themed games. 
 Love this advent calendar from Yaya.  Each of the kids got one.  They are all different and all beautiful!  I think they are from Germany.  We hope to receive them next year. ;)  (hint, hint).
 Ella had a bell-making craft with parents at her preschool before winter break.  Lots of glitter was involved.  I felt like I should stay and vacuum!

 On 12/22 we went to my sister Kathy's for our annual family Christmas party with my entire family.  We have a fun gift exchange and always great food and holiday spirit.  Ella & Malia are wearing their Christmas outfits from Yaya, but you can't really see Malia's.

 This year it was on my birthday, so I had some nice birthday surprises too.
 Kids opening their little gifts.
 Love this picture of their tree.  I was (still) playing around with settings on my new camera.  This is using the "sparkle" feature.  I'm loving the Olympus camera!
 The next day, 12/23 we had our Christmas with Yaya.  Here she is reading the kids a Christmas story before she left.  Sweet.
 Christmas Eve....cookies for Santa by the tree.  Alex & Ella left notes too.
 Christmas morning.....Happy faces!  Christmas Joy!
 A semi-creepy life size doll for Ella!
 Nintendo 3DS for the big kids......this was all we saw for a couple of days.  Can you say peaceful & no fighting?  Best money ever spent.  ha ha!
 Christmas Day...Alex with his new skinny jeans & Christmas tie.
 My Mom & Sister.
 December 30th, we tried to get to Zoo Lights at the Oregon Zoo, but the lines from the freeway to the exit we so long, we kept on driving.  Instead we ended up at the Riverplace Marina in Downtown Portland.  We saw some boats that were still decorated with lights as we walked along the river.  It was so freezing cold, so we stopped for hot chocolate at the Little River Cafe.
 New Year's Eve........I took the kids to Zoo Lights, because it was the last night they were on.  Bonus for us....FREE ZOO TRAIN RIDES!  It was still super cold, so more hot chocolate was needed. So beautiful to see in person!   We spent the rest of the night at home, warming up and watching New Year's celebrations on tv.  Malia was the only one that made it to Midnight.  I couldn't believe it!
2012 was a rough year - but with a lot of good mixed in too!
Looking forward to starting fresh.
Wishing you all the best in 2013.  May all of your dreams & resolutions come true! 
My top 2 resolutions are to be more organized and take better care of ME!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Join CTMH for only $49....And get a FREE TOTE!!

Starting August 1st!
Have you ever thought of joining Close to My Heart?  Well, if so, NOW is the time!  Close To My Heart just launched a BRAND New Essentials Consultant Kit...for only$49! 

ONLY $49 for over $130 in Products!!

$49 Essentials Kit Contains:
  • Read Me First Letter
  • 3 Fall/Winter 2012 Idea Books
  • 5 Hostess Order Forms
  • 5 Customer Order Forms
  • Close To My Heart Color Swatch
  • Autumn/Winter B&T Duos Sampler
  • Nature's Delight Petite Perks Stamp Set
  • G1045 Avonlea WOTG Kit
  • X7155C Avonlea Canvas Shapes
  • Z1322 My Creations Recipe Box
  • Z1777 Color Ready Canvas Alphabet
  • Z2111 Chocolate Ink Pad
  • Z2173 Slate Ink Pad
  • D1522 Glamour Lowercase Stamp Set
  • D1527 Perfect Fit Frames Stamp Set
  • Y1006 3" x3" Acrylic Block
  • Y1009 2" x 3 1/2" Acrylic Block
(Or choose the $99 Master kit and get $280 worth of new goodies!)

PLUS  you'll have access to online training, projects, artwork, ideas, and a whole community of other CTMH consultants full of ideas!  (and not to mention - mentoring from me!)  You will be joining an AMAZING company!

5 years ago I was JUST doing this for the discount and I' still here! It was a great decision!  Close  to My Heart has been so fabulous - and I have made so many great friends!

AND it gets even better!
HURRY!!! This is while supplies last! And my guess is it will sell out quickly!!!
Close To My Heart is giving you this amazing large tote for FREE when you sign up in August.  It's a backpack & a shoulder tote - and will hold your 12x12 album, and plenty of supplies.  (SOO CUTE!!!!)  (The bag itself is worth $50!!!)

Its a WIN, WIN, WIN! $49 + s/h and you get $130 in product PLUS the $50 tote! AND that doesn't even include the commission or bonuses you get from CTMH.

Whether you want enjoy Close to My Heart as a hobbyist - with a great discount, be a "part time" consultant and share our fabulous products with your friends, or be a super's all up to you!   NOW is the perfect time to try it out!

Contact me for more information, or sign up today on  my website:

I would love to have you on my team!
Happy Crafting.......


*If you don't have a need for that cute bag, I'd like to offer to purchase it from you for $20. Myself and a couple of my unit mates couldn't make it to Convention this year and missed our opportunity to get one for ourselves, so let me know if I can take it off your hands. ;) That would also make your consultant kit $20 cheaper once I pay you for the bag. What a deal!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Got Stamps?? (If not - read this!)

It’s Stampaganza Time!

June 2012 Constant Campaign

Now is a great time to grab those stamps you have been eyeing!!
Purchase any two stamp sets (sizes A, B, C, D, or E) at full retail price and receive a third stamp set of your choice FREE (of equal or lesser value)—a savings of up to $29.95!
Stamp sets that count toward the qualifying purchase include full-priced A, B, C, D, and E sets only.
(Stamp sets start as low as $6.95 per set!)

You can visit my website here:

Happy Stamping!!


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

Just a quick post to wish all the mother's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!
Hoping you get a much deserved day full of love, appreciation and maybe some relaxation....

 I love the picture below - it's pretty much how I feel a lot of the time! 
Sometimes sweet like the giraffes above, but it ain't always rosy......
Motherhood is wonderful....but so much work.

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there, those that are no longer with us, and those that are hoping to be moms soon. 
Today is for you!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Well, it's been awhile!  Thought I'd pop in to say hello and wish you a Happy Scrapbooking Day!
Unfortunately I don't think I'll have the time today to do anything crafty, but I thought I'd share a few recent card I have made.  :)  (The top card is one I lifted from Vicki Wizniuk - love her design!)

I am finally getting my Close to My Heart mojo back!!   I am doing a monthly card workshop, which has been a lot of fun.  We make 5 assorted cards for $15, all supplies provided and cut for you!  These are a few of the recent cards we have made in the class.

Now if I could just get caught up on my scrapbooking!  Baby steps...right?

I have actually done a little digital scrapbooking ( - which is is one of my layouts
(from Alex's first tball practice last year):

Spring here in Oregon has been very wet and cool.  I think I've only been able to wear a short sleeve shirt once - without a coat.   Malia is playing Spring soccer - and I've decided I like Fall soccer much better!   Alex's t-ball should be starting soon - so please cross your fingers for some consistent sun!

Happy Sunday!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Happy October!

Hello Fall! 
It's been awhile since I've posted anything. at. all. 
Kind of embarrassing!

Here are a few things that have been keeping us busy:

Soccer for M.

 Soccer for A.
 Crafty things for my SHOP, and many upcoming holiday bazaars.

Here I am last night, along with my friend Kandi at our first bazaar of the season.

And............I am now a Cookie Lee Jewelry Consultant.
It's lots of fun.  :)

Okay, that's a quick wrap up!  Time for dinner. :)