Monday, August 5, 2013

Cricut Cartridges Still Available for Rental

When the doors of My Creative Clubhouse were open in downtown West Bend, I offered the over 125 Cricut cartridges I had for rental.  I just wanted you all to be aware that this service is still available to you all. 

The cost of rental is $5 per 24 hour period. If you are interested, you may contact me at (414) 640-0412 or by email As I do not have a credit card service anymore, you may pay by cash or through paypal services.

Please let me know if you are looking for any particular cartridge to rent. Happy creating!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

As some of you know, I have been a busy girl playing nursing student, Certified Nursing Assistant at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, wife, has been a crazy ride.  As this fall approaches, I am extremely excited to be entering the core nursing program at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend. And, along with starting the new semester, I will be cutting back my hours at the hospital from 40 hours per week to 20 hours.
What I hope to accomplish with this cut back of hours is much more time to study the intense material that I will be learning, AND getting back into some creative time.  I am seriously suffering from creative withdrawal.  Since most of my toys from My Creative Clubhouse are in storage, I need to use what I have, and I cannot wait to get started!  First, I have to clean out our spare bedroom nd make it into my study/craft room! I will be working hard on that before school starts up on August 19th!
Along with the release of the new 2013 Autumn/Winter Idea Book, you will be seeing some great videos. Close to My Heart has released an exclusive new Cricut cartridge call "Artbooking".  I will be posting more information about that soon.
In the meantime, I would like to share a video on the popular Ombre technique with you. I hope you will enjoy this fun video.

If you are interested in purchasing these, or any other Close to My Heart products, you may contact me directly at (414) 640-0412 or email me at  If you would prefer the convenience of online shopping 24/7, please visit my site at to browse the online Idea Book, the clearance items, or just find a little inspiration.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the most current Idea Book, you may contact me as stated above.

I look forward to sharing some new and exciting products and creations with all of you!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Busy, busy, busy....

Wow, it seems like just yesterday that I had to close the doors of My Creative Clubhouse's physical location in downtown West Bend. It was a very difficult decision, but so many things played a part in that decision; family, health, finances. I thank the man above every day for the wonderful friends I have that worked so hard to try to keep the clubhouse open while I had to go get a "real job" to help support my family.  Candy and Vickie, I owe so much to the both of ladies are my heart and soul. I could not ask for more caring, loving, giving women to have in my life. Thank you both for all you have done and all you continue to do! You are amazing friends! I love you both dearly, and miss you even more!

For those of you that don't know what has been going on with me, I have gone back to work full time. I decided to follow my childhood dream of working in the nursing field. I have attained my CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and am on the state listing (yahoo!).  I have been working full time as a CNA at Kettle Moraine Gardens in their Memory Unit. I work with dementia and Alzheimer's residents, and can I just say "I LOVE IT!" This line of work in so incredibly rewarding.

While I have been working full time with these amazing dementia/Alzheimer's residents, I have also been attending Moraine Park Technical College with full time credits! I am working towards my RN (Registered Nurse) license....I am proud to say that I have managed, while working full time and attending school full time, to finish my semester with a "pass", 3 A's and a B putting me at a 3.71 cumulative GPA (grade point average).

So, you see, I have not been avoiding all of you, I have been extremely busy. I am also in the process of sending my oldest son off to college this fall. I am so proud of him. He has received two academic scholarships, and will be attending UW-Whitewater seeking a degree in Accounting!

I intend to start to be creative again.....I am SO missing being creative! So, please stop back to see what I have been up to. Also, Candy and Vickie are still holding occasional classes, mostly at Sendik's Community Room in West Bend.  If you are interested in class information, please send me an email at and I will be sure you are kept informed of any upcoming classes.

I miss you all dearly, I wish I could still be at the clubhouse being creative, holding classes, meeting new people. Unfortunately, that is not a possibility....I do still have a online business address for any of you interested in ordering Close To My Heart products.  My online business address is Please stop by often, especially to check out the "While Supplies Last" section. There are GREAT clearance items there, and they change quite often.

If you need to reach me via phone, you can reach me on my cell phone (414) 640-0412. I will get back to you as quickly as I possibly can.

All of you have a very safe Memorial Day weekend, and please do not forget to honor our heroes, the United States military! We have an amazing country because of all they, and their families, have done for us all!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Valentine Card Workshop

     The Valentine Card Workshop is $5.00 per card or create all three cards for $15.00.  Pre-registration is required. Call 262-751-5226 to reserve your spot in class.  Class will be held Thursday
1-19-2012 at the Sendik Community Room in West Bend from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM.


Iris Folding

Doodle Hearts

Friday, January 13, 2012

Clubhouse Closing

     It's with heavy heart we have to announce the clubhouse location has closed 132 N. Main-West Bend, WI. 53095. We may have closed the doors but haven't closed down the creativity. We will still hold classes starting January 19, 2012 at the Sendik community room and other venues as they become available.
     Thanks to all who supported us.  Keep an eye on the blog for announces of classes and finding a new location.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Technique Of The Week "Folded Tree"

     The week of Monday November 28, 2011 through Friday December 2, 2011. My Creative Clubhouse's Technique Of  The Week will be "Folded Tree".
     Call ahead to reserve your time and date. Cost is $5.00 per person.

"Folded Tree"

Technique Of The Week "Music Of Christmas"

     The week of Monday December 5, 2011 through December 9, 2011: My Creative Clubhouse's Technique Of The Week will be "Music Of Christmas" a telescope card.
     Call ahead to reserve your time and date. Cost is $5.00 per person.

"Music Of Christmas"

Technique Of The Week "Rolled Tree"

     The week of December 12, 2011 through December 16, 2011: My Creative Clubhouse's Technique Of The Week will be "Rolled Tree"
     Call ahead to reserve your time and date. Cost is $5.00 per prson.

"Rolled Tree"

Technique Of The Week "Candy Caddy"

     The week of Monday December 19, 2011 through Friday December 23, 2011: My Creative Clubhouse's Technique Of  The Week will be "Candy Caddy".
     Call ahead to reserve your time and date. Cost is $5.00 per person.

"Candy Caddy"

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Technique Of The Week "Rays Of Autumn"

     The week of Monday, October 31,2011 through Friday, November 4, 2011: My Creative Clubhouse's Technique Of The Week will be "Rays Of Sunshine". A rubber brayer was used to achieve the look of rays.
     Call ahead of reserve your time and date. Cost is $5.00 per person.

"Rays Of Sunshine"