Wednesday, December 16, 2009

137 Days & Counting

Just a quick update before I head to bed...
2 more miles closer to New Orleans :o) ... and 137 days until the Eau Claire 1/2 marathon!
Training is going well this week. I'm up to running 5 minutes, walking 1 for 1/2 an hour straight. Not bad for someone who 5 weeks prior didn't run and didn't like running!
Have to insert my lil' shout out to Russell! This season's winner of So You Think You Can Dance! I'm pretty dang excited to see someone I've been cheering for all season actually win!! Way to go!!
MAKE THIS DAY SCRAPTABULOUS!



Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor
CTMH_REBA@ADAMSTRINITY.COM

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Running To Cafe Dumonde

So to keep me motivated, I stole an idea from my boss. She & her sister have decided to 'race' eachother to a certain destination to see who can get there first. Their destination is the dells. They track their running and whomever runs that many miles first, wins!



Currently I'm racing myself to... CAFE DUMONDE!!! For those of you that have never had the pleasure of sitting in the french quarter of New Orleans stuffing your face with the worlds most amazing desert, sipping amazing cafe ole, listening to some of the best street music you will ever hear. Its a must! I figured it would be a great goal.

If you care to join me, in my virtual race, at any time, let me know and i'll put your very own themometer on the blog. You can update me on your progress and we can race together!


**138 Days to go!


**** watch the progress of all the NewOrleans Racers at the bottom of the blog****


MAKE THIS DAY SCRAPTABULOUS!







Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor
CTMH_REBA@ADAMSTRINITY.COM

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Training Update-141 days and counting

I havn't updated lately, but trust me I've still been working on my training.

Week 2 didn't go as well as I had hoped it would. Infact I didn't even make it through day 1 of week 2! But instead of just dropping it like I normally would have, I'm pretty proud to say that I kept trying. It took me three weeks of doing "what i could" to finally make it through that 1st day of week 2.

On Monday I'm happy to say I finally completed that retched day ;o)

Surprisingly when I had to bump up my training on Wednesday I had no problem, and hence I'm sitting here able to say that my '2nd week' (5th) of training is FINALLY complete!!

It hasn't been simple, I even found myself visiting family out of town w/out a treadmill, and where I would normally say 'no way it's too cold' I instead packed my running shoes, contacted a good friend and got my rear out the door! Even not feeling well one day this week I found the strength to do what I could late that evening, when normally I would have said "no way it's too late".

I think a lot of being able to change my way of thinking this week has got to be a quote that I received from runnersworld "It's hard to train for a marathon, but it's a lot hard to not be able to train for a marathon"...this has really burned into my mind and it's seems to help me get through those moments when I want to say "I'm too tired, it's too cold, it's too late, it's too early, I don't feel good". I've got to say when you get through those brief moments... it makes all the difference.



Love to All!



MAKE THIS DAY SCRAPTABULOUS!


Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor
CTMH_REBA@ADAMSTRINITY.COM

Thursday, December 3, 2009

HOLIDAY HEYDAY IS HERE!


Get Ready for a Holiday Heyday With Our Online Clearance Sale!

Get all your holiday shopping done in one spot this year with our online clearance sale! Many items are 50% off, with some discounted as much as 80% off regular retail. The selection is incredible, too!The Consultant preview day is Tuesday, December 1, beginning at 9 a.m. MT, and the open customer shopping begins Wednesday, December 2, at 9 a.m. and continues through Thursday, December 17 (11:59 p.m. MT) or while product supplies last!

Visit my website today to get your deals now!
rebalynn.myctmh.com

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

172 Days & Counting...

I'm on Day 3 of my training program & I have to admit, I was needing some motivation already.

I logged onto my email and viola! Today's Runner's World Quote of the Day:
"In the 30 years I've been a runner I've run more than 150,000 miles. Still, some of the hardest steps I take are those first few getting out the door for daily runs." ~ Bill Rodgers' Lifetime Running Plan

This quote may seem pretty disconcerting when you first read it, however to me I see comfort.
Comfort in the fact that even seasoned runners have problems getting started and getting motivated every day. I am normal! (Ok we all know I'm not that normal, but in this I am!!)

Today's going to be a good day!

Make today Scraptabulous!
Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor
CTMH_REBA@ADAMSTRINITY.COM

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Training Partner

So my 'training partner' aka:Kara & I went out on a walk today and got a little camera happy w/ our Christmas present from my awesome MIL. Here are some pics we took along the way


a cool pic Kara took of a tree on our walk

another pic Kara took

My training partner :D


Me carrying Kara after her fall.


'Mamma my leg hurts!'
See the scrape?...ya me either ;o)


ran out of our hello kitty band-aids... so momma improvised :o)... here we have mom's rendition of hello kitty and tigger!


Make today Scraptabulous!

Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor
CTMH_REBA@ADAMSTRINITY.COM

I am CRAZEE!!!!!

What am I thinking? I have NO idea how it happened but I may (I said MAY) be running a 1/2 marathon come may 2010! WHAT??! I know I know I'm certifiable, but hey lets give it a try.

Cassie somehow cast her spell and I agreed (ok it wasn't quite like that, but close enough ;o)



I'm going to attempt to train for the next 8 weeks to see how it goes and if I make it that far, I will commit for the marathon may 2, 2010 here in EC. So I'll need all your support & cheers. and HEY if any one is feeling CRAZEEE!!! Come Join me!



On another note, my MIL is in town for the weekend (she plays w/ the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra everyonce in awhile) and she brought up our Christmas present early!!! A new camera!!!! yay! Yay! YAY! I'm so excited, now I s/b able to take lots more pics & post some more on my blog & Fb! It's super nice too!



Also one last note!!! be sure to check out my website or contact me for your CTMH order by Nov 30th! This month we're having a STAMPGANZA!! Buy 2 stamps get the 3rd stamp set FREE!!!

What a perfect time to stock up on those stampsets you've been wanting!!!



Have a Fabulous Weekend!



Make today Scraptabulous!

Independent Consultant CTMH Supervisor
CTMH_REBA@ADAMSTRINITY.COM

Monday, October 5, 2009

Close To Reba's Heart- October 2009 Issue -

Hot off the Presses, the October Issue of Close To Reba's Heart is here.


If you like this issue, be sure to fill out the form at the bottom of my blog to receive your copy each month or to subscribe to receive information on all my upcoming sales & events!


Make your day Scraptablulous!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

CTMH Regional Celebration

So I just got back from the Minneapolis, MN Close To My Heart Regional Celebration.
I can't begin to explain how excited I am to "work" for such an amazing company! Believe me I use the word "work" very loosely. It's so much more like play! How lucky am I to have a part time 'job' that for my 'job' ... I party!!!
I met so many fun, amazing, beautiful, creative, awesome women & learned so much from each and everyone of them.
Plus my highlight of the weekend...I actually go to get my pic taken w/ Jeanette! The CEO of CTMH. (picture w/b posted later)
She's unforgettable! Super nice & HILARIOUS!!
Wish she would have shared a few more secrets with us though *wink wink*

The classes were fun & I really learned a lot of stuff that I can't wait to get started on. The crafts were really cute, though I can not believe how fast those ladies move when they teach us a project! No room to breath thats for sure!! Though to their credit, teaching 330 women how to do a craft project has got to be an extremely daunting challenge!

Overall, I'm just so excited to see where this will take me... HOPEFULLY ON THE EPIC SHIP FOR OUR CRUISE IN 2011!!... WHO WANTS TO JOIN ME???

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Swap Sign Up Deadline is gone...

All rounds are full!
Round 5 Grab back ended up w/ 8 participants!! I'm so excited to see what comes in!
If you're participating the Grab Bag round (Round 5) please make 9 of the same card & you will receive 8 different cards in return.

Did you miss the swap deadline? I am creating 2 Cards in the holiday round (St. Patty's & Easter) so if you would like either of those please let me know & I will gladly give up one of my spots.

If you missed this swap but would like to participate in the next swap please let me know and I will keep a list to let you know right away when the next swap time arrives!

If you're participating this time around & know you will be next time too, let me know & I'll add you to the list for next time!

Now get making those cards ladies!! I'll see you all by November 14th!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

SWAP Update:

The SWAP is filling Up Fast!
I'm so excited to get working & to seeing all of the fun cards that will come in.

Summary: Rounds 1, 2 & 4 are Full
Round 3 left: St Patty's
Round 5 will stay open until Sept 26th to give everyone that wants to participate opportunity to sign up.
As of Now we have 5 participants in the Grab Bag round, if this stays the same we will be making 6 cards/receiving 5.

Please feel free to let any of your friends that may want to particpate know.

If enough people are interested I will gladly open up another round.

I would also love to know of anyone that would be interested in a scrapbook page swap.
Please let me know if you are interested, if we have enough people we could get that going too.
Or let me know if you are interested for the next SWAP and I will make a note of it & be sure to include a scrapbook round

Friday, September 4, 2009

IT’S SWAP TIME AGAIN!!!

IT’S SWAP TIME AGAIN!!!
SIGN UP BY: September 26TH, 2009
DUE TO ME BY: November 14TH 2009


LEVEL- ANY (if you’re new to SWAPS please do not feel intimidated, got questions? Please just ask )
QUALITY- Please do not submit anything you, yourself would not want to receive (i.e. clean cuts, no smudges etc…)
QUANTITY- If you are able to, and would like to participate in more than one round please feel free to sign up for as many or as little rounds as you can complete by the due date.

GUIDELINES:
· Each Card should be in a sleeve or ziplock baggie
· Please put all card from each individual round into a larger ziplock baggie & label w/ Name & Round Number
· Please include one embellishment or special technique (coloring, fussy cut etc…) on each card
· Please include check in amount of postage if you want the cards returned by mail.
(If you hand deliver & I am able to return by hand, no postage necessary)

NOTES
Please contact me ASAP with your requests for Rounds/Categories so I can update the list right away.
· If you see a round is full that you would like to participate in email me & I will see if we can start a 2nd round or add you to the existing round
· If you would like to make a card and do not see the category listed in any of the rounds please email me & I will see if we can add that to an existing round or create an additional round

***Please be sure to add/watch out for my emails regarding the SWAP once you sign up. My address I will use for issues regarding the SWAP will be: ctmh_reba@adamstrinity.comI will also be keeping updates on my blog: thedirtyscramper.blogspot.comand on Facebook

*FULL* ROUND 1 –FRIENDSHIP CARDS (make 10/receive 9) *FULL*
1. SYMPATHY -Susan F.
2. FRIENDSHIP -Reba
3. THANK YOU -Lori M.
4. THINKING OF YOU -Rachel A.
5. MISS YOU or LETS GET TOGETHER -Rachel A. (Miss You)
6. GET WELL - Susan F.
7. HUMOROUS -Tina V.
8. BLANK - Rachel A.
9. CHOICE (Friendship related) -Alison B. (Thank You)

FULL--ROUND 2-BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY (make 10/receive 9) FULL
1. MALE -Susan F.
2. FEMALE - Tina V.
3. BOY -Rachel A.
4. GIRL -Lori M.
5. GIFT CARD-Taylor
6. WEDDING -Kristen P
7. ANNIVERSARY - Reba

8. WELCOME BABY-Lori M.
9. CHOICE (Birthday/Anniv./Gift related) -Taylor (Baby Shower)

ROUND 3-HOLIDAYS (make 13/receive 13)
1. CHRISTMAS -Lori M.
2. THANKSGIVING - Sarah J.
THANKSGIVING- Tina V.
3. HALLOWEEN -Kristen P.
4. MOTHERS DAY - Susan F.
5. FATHERS DAY-Rachel A.
6. 4th of July -Rachel A.
7. GRADUATION -Kristen P.
8. VALENTINE’S DAY -Rachel A
9. ST PATTY’S -Reba
10. EASTER-Reba
11. NEW YEARS -Alison F.
12. CHOICE (Holiday related) -Nicole H.

*FULL* ROUND 4- MISC (make 5/receive 4) *FULL*
1. BLANK -Taylor
2. HUMOROUS -Tina V.
3. JUST BECAUSE- Alison B
4. CHOICE -Reba

ROUND 5- GRAB BAG (Make 9/receive 8)
**ALL CHOICE CARDS, ANYTHING YOU WANT**
1. REBA
2. Rachel A.
3. Taylor
4. Kristen
5.Tina V.
6. Alison B.
7. Sarah J.
8.Heather A.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Thanks-a-bration

THANK YOU!

My first year with Close To My Heart is coming to an end, and I would like to thank all of my wonderful Hostess’ for all of their support. I could not have gotten this far with out them.
As a thank you to each of my Hostess’ I am holding a SURPRISE Book Party for each of them.
Place an order from now until August 17th and your order will be placed under a book party for the Hostess of the party you attended within the past year.

If you’ve attended more than one Hostess’ party, your order will be place under the first party you attended.

If you are a Hostess, your order will be placed under your party. Don’t forget all Hostess’ get FREE Shipping for a year after their gathering so now is a great time to cash in on that discount!
Individual orders will be placed into a MYSTERY HOSTESS drawing. All previous Hostess’ and anyone that books a gathering to be held before the end of December 2009 will have their name entered in the drawing. (Hostess’ that showed multiple times will have their name entered for each gathering)

As a THANKYOU to you, for all of your support, please select any one item 15% off!

***all gatherings will close August 17th

AS AN ADDED THANK YOU TO YOU...

YOU DO SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE ELSE; LET CLOSE TO MY HEART DO SOMETHING FOR YOU!

This August 3–17
place a minimum order of $100 and you not only get the
August Stamp of the Month, My Acrylix® It’s Your Day stamp set, for FREE, but we’ll throw in a My Reflections® Level 2 paper packet as well (a total retail value of $35.90)!
How about even more thanks?
We’ll also cover the tax and shipping/handling on the free products! Act fast, time is already running out.
This Thanks-a-bration only lasts until August 17!


* Free paper packet will vary by order and may not include the one shown. Paper packet will be hand selected for you by Close To My Heart. Offer valid August 3–17, 2009. Limit of one free paper packet and Stamp of the Month per qualifying order. No shipping/handling or tax on free items, but shipping/handling and tax will apply on the qualifying purchase.
CONTACT ME TODAY W/YOUR ORDER.


Independent Consultant
CTMH Supervisor

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July Blog Hop!



Welcome to the July SOTM BLOG HOP!!



Hope your having a blast Hopping along & seeing some amazing artwork!



This month's SOTM is: You've Got Flair, a set of 8 stamps.


If you have come here from Pamela's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!


*** This month we have 44 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!


It's hard to see but the little flowers have clear stickles in the center. The rest is all CTMH.

White Daisy CS, Matting in Smokey Plum CS. Designs colored using our Markers: Sweat Leaf, Smokey Plum & Indian Corn Blue.

Now "Hop" on over to Anne's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

***



In case you get lost, here's the list of the ladies Hoppin' today:

Jena Devries
http://www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kessler
http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Sherry Thompson
http://www.picturespatternsandpaper.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft
http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Brae Montgomery
http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Melissa Laverty
http://www.fancymelissa.blogspot.com/
Karen Norman
http://www.gettinscrappywithit.blogspot.com/
Deb Young
http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com/
Adeline E. Brill
http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Tammy Lea Pinchard
http://www.creativeimpressions-pinchme.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio
http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Cibele Glazer
http://www.flowerfoot.blogspot.com/
Laurie R Newton
http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/
Kami Welter
http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Helen Onulak
http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Sarita Schraeder
http://www.blessedscrapper.blogspot.com/
Chris Shouse
http://www.houseostamps.wordpress.com/
Paige Dolecki
http://www.paigespaperparadise.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross
http://www.iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Jamia Bankhead
http://www.papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/
Nona Davenport
http://www.nonapearl.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer
http://www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Misty Jackson
http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Patrick
http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Carla Ironside
http://www.carlacreates.blogspot.com/
Jody Gustafson
http://www.cre8nmemories.blogspot.com/
Heather Painchaud
http://www.twindragonflydesigns.blogspot.com/
Julia Menssen
http://www.ralphandjulia.blogspot.com/
Lori Miller
http://www.clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Pamela OConnor
http://www.cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/

Anne Beck
http://www.anniemuses.blogspot.com/
Shannon Pelletier
http://www.shannonmvt.blogspot.com/
Caren Goldsein
http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/
Jan Moxey
http://scrapandstamp4ever.blogspot.com/
Kristie Horness-Herdener
http://www.goofyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Alanna Moses
http://www.damoses.blogspot.com/
Leslie Markland
http://pandascrapper.blogspot.com/
Barbra Otten
http://barbraotten.blogspot.com/
Traci Godbee
http://createwithtraci.blogspot.com/
Jill Lucas
http://scrapwench.blogspot.com/
Amy McVey
http://www.clearlystamping.blogspot.com/
Laurie Levnik
http://www.creationsbylaurie.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Deal-a-Day Specials!!



I'm so excited Deal-a-Day Specials is here!!

be sure to visit my website for your

deals EVERY day in June!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

JUNE BLOG HOP IS HERE!!!!


I'm so excited the June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We are featuring TENDER TAGS, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from LAURIE's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!


***
This month we have 42 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!








This is one of our TrueFit Folios decorated using the ANIMAL COOKIES paper pack and my stickease stickers. On the lower left corner is one of our MY Voice Recorders with my 3YO Daughter singing "Inch Worm" You can spot the use of our Tender Tags on the right hand side middle square.




I chose to go with simple this month for this project, using Basic Black and Garden Green Ink on White Daisy CS Base. Accent with the Garden Green Ribbon and Black CS backing this terrific Tag.


Now "Hop" on over to NONA's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

***

Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...






Extreme Happiness stamp set along with one of the sentiments from the Tender Tags was used for this Thinking of You card. Paper pack is our Moon Doggie pack.


Chocolate & Sweat Leaf Inks used for this simple card.

This bag is inspired by a gorgeous bag done by one of our CTMH Consultants, Lisa Moore. (Her's was so much more cute!) I had to play around with it and decided to add one of the Tender Tags to match. Paper Pack is Bella.


I hope you are enjoying the Hop, Thanks for visiting!



IF YOU GET LOST....
Jena Devries
http://www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Adeline E. Brill
http://adeline-brill.blogspot.com/
Deb Young
http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com/
Chris Green
http://www.createwithchris.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Patrick
http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Chris Shouse
http://www.houseostamps.wordpress.com/
Alanna Moses
http://www.damoses.blogspot.com/
Haley Dyer
http://www.inkyscrapper.blogspot.com/
Jen Rubio
http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com/
Kami Welter
http://www.scrappin4memories.blogspot.com/
Caren Goldsein
http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com/
Laurie R Newton
http://scrapsfromthebeach.blogspot.com/
Reba Poquette
http://www.thedirtyscramper.blogspot.com/
Nona Davenport
http://www.nonapearl.blogspot.com/
Misty Jackson
http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com/
Julia Menssen
http://www.ralphandjulia.blogspot.com/
Anne Beck
http://www.anniemuses.blogspot.com
Jamia Bankhead
http://www.papermadnessinc.blogspot.com/
Dawn Ross
http://www.iamahappystamper.blogspot.com/
Sherry Thompson
http://www.picturespatternsandpaper.blogspot.com/
Laura Dame
http://www.thecroppersconnection.blogspot.com/
Lucia Grabb
http://www.luciasscrappinandstampin.blogspot.com/
Nancy Ball
http://www.ballisticdesign.blogspot.com/
Shannon Laux
http://www.rockinstamps.blogspot.com/
Melissa Laverty
http://www.fancymelissa.blogspot.com/
Terrie Dodd
http://www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com/
Mindy Eggen
http://www.creativevalleycreations.blogspot.com/
Helen Onulak
http://www.hookedonstamping.com/
Ronnie Crowley
http://www.ronniecreates.blogspot.com/
Karen Strous
http://karensctmh.blogspot.com/
Jaime Benavides
http://www.scrapcrazydiva.blogspot.com/
Kelly Triggs
http://www.stampinallday.blogspot.com/
Lori Miller
http://www.clearlyfromtheheart.blogspot.com/
Brae Montgomery
http://thebrae-er.blogspot.com/
Shannon Pelletier
http://www.shannonmvt.blogspot.com/
Wendy Kessler
http://www.myscrapbookingblog.com/
Paige Dolecki
http://www.paigespaperparadise.blogspot.com/
Pamela OConnor
http://www.cherishyourmemories.blogspot.com/
Shari Odut
http://stampinshari.blogspot.com/
Tammy Lea Pinchard
http://www.creativeimpressions-pinchme.blogspot.com/
Dawn Heuft
http://www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com/
Cibele Glazer
http://www.flowerfoot.blogspot.com/
Sarita Schraeder
http://www.blessedscrapper.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Blog Hop #2

Getting ready for the June Blog Hop... stop by June 1 (tomorrow already???) to see over 40 different uses for the CTMH June Stamp of the Month!



I can't wait to see all the different blogs!



See you later!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Pokeyz Thursday Menu


"If you can't stand the heat, don't tickle the Dragon!"

~Unknown




Thursday May 14, 2009 Menu



Poultry

**all Poultry & Beef available on hamburger bun or grilled garlic italian bread and served with Pokey's Fries

Dijon Chicken - Chicken Filet with Honey Dijon marinade

Southwestern Chicken - Chicken Filet topped with Roasted Red Pepper, Bacon, and Chedder Cheese (montery jack cheese optional)

Tariyaki Chicken- Chicken Filet in Soy/Tariyaki marinade

Grilled Chicken Salad- Iceburg Lettuce, onion, tomato, mushroom, black olive, cheese topped with grilled Chicken


Beef

Pokey's Pizza Burger- Pokey's hand patty'd beef hamburger stuffed with montery jack cheese seasoned with Italian herbs topped with maranara sauce

Pokey's Should Be World Famous Burger- Pokey's special burger, it's so good you'll need two!

The Bleu- Pokey's burger stuffed with Bleu Cheese & green onion

Grilled Bratworst



Topping Options:

grilled onions

tomato

lettuce

Honey Mustard

Dijon Mustard

Ketchup

grilled mushrooms

Cheese: Montery Jack or Chedder




Lil' Poke-ette's

(Kid's Menu, served with fries and/or apple sauce)

hot dogs

mac n cheese

spaghetti

PB & J

Turkey Sandwich



Okay leave your order :o)
**Delivery Available ($1.00/mile)

Signature-how to

Hi ladies,

A couple of you asked how to create your own signature, so here you go.

Click on my signature at the bottom of my post, this will take you to the create signature site.

Once you pick your signature select "see signature html code"
copy the code and if your using it in a post on a blog when you create your post, type it up as usual and then when you want to add your signature select the "Edit Html" tab on the upper right corner of your post window.

In the Edit Html section, paste your signature code and then you can go back to the compose tab and you will see your Fabulous new signature.

Have Fun and enjoy!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Signature...attempt

i'm trying my new signature out... never used one before, wish me luck



oh that is just the bomb :o) yay me I figured it out all by myself :o)
(It's the little things in life that count right?)

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Tuesday!

With Love

Free Personal signatures - cool!

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

BLOG HOP MAY 2009!



Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring May's SOTM, which is Be Yourself, a set of 14 stamps. If you have come here from Anne's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!
***
This month we have 18 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

This is a Frame that I created with a huge help from my friend Kristen.
This was truly a joint effort! Thank You Kristen for all your help!

Papers Used: Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, Emporium
Inks: Chocolate
Stamps: May SOTM, Be Yourself
Tickled Pink Stamp Set
Dementional embellishment, colored Chocolate using CTMH Brayer

Now "Hop" on over to Leisa's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the May SOTM is only available until May 31st! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!

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Here are some more projects I have made using this Stamp of the Month...




If you get lost along the way here's a list of all the blogs participating this month...

www.livelovelaughscrapbook.blogspot.com
www.picturespatternsandpaper.blogspot.com
www.flowerfoot.blogspot.com
www.hookedonstamping.com
www.scrapcrazydiva.blogspot.com
http://www.misstscraps.blogspot.com
www.stamptildawn.blogspot.com
http://www.jenrubio.blogspot.com
www.rockinstamps.blogspot.com
http://www.ronniecreates.blogspot.com
http://www.scrapbookczar.blogspot.com
www.my-life-in-real-time.blogspot.com
http://www.luciasscrappinandstampin.blogspot.com
http://www.anniemuses.blogspot.com
http://www.thedirtyscramper.blogspot.com
http://bigredscraps.blogspot.com/
www.damoses.blogspot.com
http://www.scrappycaren.blogspot.com
http://www.roxybonds-scrappin.blogpsot.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Close To Reba's Heart- May 2009

Close To Reba’s Heart
Volume 2, Issue 4
May 2009

CROP FOR A CAUSE
Friday, June 12, 2009-Saturday June 13, 2009
First Presbyterian Church

Eau Claire, WI
$25.00 Registration Paid RSVP by May 22nd

Enjoy a great time of scrapbooking and stamping Friday 6-10 and Saturday 10-6 and help find the cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Portions of each registration Fee and all sales will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of WI and to Jaden Rowekamp. Jaden is a local 5 year old boy who has recently been diagnosed with Leukemia.
Games, Drawings, Food, and Fun!!
Seated Chair massage will be available Saturday for a small fee.

PAID REGISTRATION FOR FRI/SAT CROP DUE BY MAY 22ND, AND INCLUDES:

· Reserves your space
· Snacks and Drinks Friday
· Snacks, Drinks and Lunch Saturday*Snacks Saturday provided by Kris Nilsson of Tastefully Simple
· Use of CTMH Inks, Markers, and Stamps
· New Summer 2009 Idea Book
· Thank You Goodie Bag (est. value $15)
· Entry into Door Prize and Grand Prize Drawing

EARLY BIRD WORKSHOP AVAILABLE—SATURDAY 8AM-10AM
We will be creating a 2 page 12x12 Layout from 8am-10am Saturday. Doors open early and breakfast will be provided for all Early Bird participants and all the left over supplies are yours to keep! 2.50 of each Early Bird Kit will be donated to Jaden and the L&L Society of WI.

EARLY BIRD KITS (All Kits use ‘Back Country’ paper pack):
BASIC $25.00— Level 2 paper pack, My Stickease Assortment, Basic Embellishments, Workshop Guide, Training, Breakfast and extra donation.
BETTER $50.00— includes the Basic Kit as well as the coordinating My Acrylix Stamp set “Campin’ Fever”
BEST $60.00— The Basic and the Better kits as well as Pewter Brads and Natural Hemp to give that little something extra! (an additional 2.50 donation will be given for all Best Kits)
CONTACT ME TODAY TO RESERVE YOUR

MAY STAMP OF THE MONTH: Be Yourself (D1349) $22.95
Beauty and individuality come in all shapes and sizes– take your pick from these strong, confident words and striking silhouettes.
Available May 1-31,2009 only
With a minimum qualifying purchase, get your Stamp of the Month at a discount rate or FREE!

You spend Your discount You Pay only Item #
$25.00 25% off $17.21 D1349A

...and we’re Tickled Pink!

$50.00 50% off $11.48 D1349B
$75.00 75% off $5.74 D1349C
$100.00 100% off FREE D1349D
Contact me today to place your order
ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?
FLOWERS:
Send me a picture of your “Flower” Layout, Card, paper project by May 30th. Voting for best interpretation will be held during the Crop For a Cause June 13. Winner receives a “Fabulous” creation by Reba

BLOG HOP SCAVENGER HUNT:
Check out thedirtyscramper.blogspot.com May 10th for a BLOG HOP!
Start at my Blog and follow through looking at all the amazing Stamp of the Month Artwork!The Hop Begins 10am MSTComment on my blog while your doing the hop and get entered for a Fabulous “Creation” by Reba

BOOK WITH ME:
Help me fill in my calendar and book a gathering with me by May 30th for an additional Thank You Gift (given at gathering)

SCRAPBOOK AND SHARE:
Visit www.rebalynn.myctmh.com and check out the Scrapbook and Share challenge.

NOTHING TO DO WITH SCRAPING— STEP IT UP CHALLENGE
Hi Ladies! I'm giving myself a challenge and I want you all to join me.Summer is coming and I'm getting antsy. I purchased myself a super cheap pedometer and I'm challenging myself to see how many steps I can take each week.Right now I'm not setting a specific goal other than to better myself each week.So this is what I'm thinking. Lets see how we can each do. Whomever wants to join, please do so! The more the merrier!No weigh ins, no diets, just walking. We all do that already!This is just a personal goal that I'm thinking we could make fun.So if you decide to join me, email me each week by 12 on Saturday with the number of steps you've taken. I'll keep a tally of everyone's numbers and post here on my blog so everyone can see. Then by the end of each month whomever is in the #1 place will receive a "FABULOUS 'WORTHLESS' (or priceless if you prefer) PRIZE" Not for you right now? That is not a problem, hopefully I'll keep this going for awhile and you can join in at any time!Know someone that you know would want to join in? Great! Have them email me so I have their email address to send updates.Don't like the idea of putting your name on the blog? Not a problem, just let me know & I'll just enter the numbers under Anonymous Definitely in? Email me or comment on this post right away and lets get started. First weeks numbers will start arriving Saturday May 8th!

Close To My Heart is celebrating May, National Scrapbooking Month with a new scrapbooking kit release.“
Tickled Pink” is available April 15-May 31, 2009 while supplies last.
Featuring the fabulous colors Blush, Hollyhock, Sweat Leaf, Twilight, and Crystal Blue this kit is yours FREE with a $60 minimum Stamp purchase.
Don’t miss this fabulous Kit!Contact me today to get yours.

And Now all my CMTH updates are on TWITTER!!!
@close2rebalynn

Sign up to follow me on Twitter and get entered in a Drawing for a FREE Stamp Set!
SAVE THE DATE
· MAY 9, 2009 KITCHEN KRAFTERS 10AM
· MAY 10 MOTHER’S DAY BLOG HOP
· MAY 22ND CROP FOR A CAUSE PAID RSVP DUE
· JUNE 12-13 CROP FOR A CAUSE

KITCHEN KRAFTERS
MAY 9TH, 2009 10AM Kristen's Home
Hostess: Gloria K
Project: Stamping on Candles
Kitchen Krafters Discount for Crop for the Cause:
Registration Fee $20.00
5% off Early Bird Kit

Take Note: June Meeting will be held June 13, 2009 1pm at First Presbyterian Church during the Crop for A Cause

Cassie M, Mary Sue S, Kris N, & Karen K
Thank you to all my April Hostess'.
Remember as a Hostess you receive free shipping on all orders for the entire year following your gathering!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nothing to do with Scrapbooking-Step-Challenge

Hi Ladies!I'm giving myself a challenge and I want you all to join me.

Summer is coming and I'm getting antsy. I purchased myself a super cheap podometer and I'm challenging myself to see how many steps I can take each week.
Right now I'm not setting a specific goal other than to better myself each week.

So this is what I'm thinking. Lets see how we can each do.
Whomever wants to join, please do so! The more the merrier!
No weigh ins, no diets, just walking.
We all do that already!
This is just a personal goal that I'm thinking we could make fun.

So if you decide to join me, email me each week by 12 on Saturday with the number of steps you've taken.
I'll keep a talley of everyone's numbers and post here on my blog so everyone can see.
Then by the end of each month whomever is in the #1 place will receive a "FABULOUS 'WORTHLESS' (or priceless if you prefer) PRIZE"

Not for you right now? That is not a problem, hopefully I'll keep this going for awhile and you can join in at any time!

Know someone that you know would want to join in? Great! Have them email me so I have their email address to send updates.

Don't like the idea of putting your name on the blog? Not a problem, just let me know & I'll just enter the numbers under Anonymous

Definately in? Email me or comment on this post right away and lets get started. First weeks numbers will start arriving Saturday May 8th!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Close To Reba's Heart_April 2009


CLOSE TO REBA'S HEART
Volume 2, Issue 3
April 2009
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National Scrapbooking Month is May and We are Tickled PINK!!



Close To My Heart is celebrating May, National Scrapbooking Month with a new scrapbooking kit release.
“Tickled Pink” is available April 15-May 31 and it’s yours FREE with a $60.00 minimum order of stamp sets (excluding Stamp of The Month and K-sized Stamps)
This amazing Kit includes:
· My Acrylix I AM stamp set
· 4 12x12 B&T Duos Paper (2 with Glitter!!)
· 2 pages of Textured Cardstock (Blush and Crystal Blue)
· 5 Textured White Daisy Cardstock (1 sheet with die cut shapes)
· 1 Mini-Medley Accents White Daisy Collection
· 1 Foam Texture Tool
· 1 Brochure
This is all for just $34.95! That’s way below the retail price!
Sign up with CTMH during the month of May and TICKLED PINK is yours FREE with your Kit
Host a Gathering between April 15-May 31 with a minimum $400 and receive Tickled Pink FREE!
“Celebrate spring, bling, and everything you love—You’ll be so happy, you’ll be Tickled Pink!”
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NEW SUMMER IDEA BOOK REVEAL


Stampers Club Members it’s time to cash in on those perks!!! The New Summer 2009 Idea Books are arriving soon! Contact me today to get yours!
You can enjoy your copy May 2nd, 2009 Please join me at Kris NilsSon’s Home for a Lady’s Expo. Pick up your copy, and enjoy make and takes and prizes. Vendors from Tastefully Simple, Discovery Toys, Arbon and Pampered Chef will also be available.

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APRIL STAMP OF THE MONTH- WORLD'S BEST DAD


“A playful Fishing motif makes this set perfect of any man who loves tossing out a line.”
World’s Best Dad is April 2009’s Stamp of the Month. Available for $22.95, April 1-30, 2009 only.
With a minimum qualifying purchase, you can get your Stamp of the Month at a great discounted rate or FREE!
When you spend $25.00 you can get World’s Best Dad for 25% off or with a $50.00 purchase it’s yours at a 50% discount. With a $75.00 purchase the Stamp of the Month is just $5.74!
Worlds Best Dad is yours FREE with a $100.00 purchase.

**Added Bonus: Remember if your $100.00 purchase is between April 15-30, 2009 and $60.00 is in stamps, you also get the Tickled Pink Kit FREE! That’s well over $50.00 in Free Product!

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APRIL-TECHNIQUE OF THE MONTH

"KISS" WINTER GOOD-BYE!


Kissing Technique is such a fun way to create your own unique pattern with stamps you already have!
To use the Kissing Technique you will need two stamps. One stamp should be a background or design stamp and the other should be your bold solid image you want to stamp onto your project.
1. Ink up your background stamp making sure it is inked well.
2. Take another bold solid image stamp, and using the background stamp as your inkpad “Kiss” the two stamps together creating a new pattern to your image.

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"APRIL SHOWER'S" CHALLENGE


We all know the saying, “April Showers Bring May Flowers”. Well, let’s scrap it!

Send me pictures of your interpretation (card or layout) of “APRIL SHOWERS” by April 30, 2009.
Voting on the best interpretation will be held the first week in May and the winner will be announce May 9th, 2009.

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CROP FOR A CAUSE- HELP FIND A CURE


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of WI, and Jaden Rowekamp
Open Crop
Friday, June 12, 2009 6pm-10pm
Saturday, June 13, 2009
10am-6pm

First Presbyterian Church
Eau Claire, WI

Come and enjoy time with others, games, Drawings, Food and Fun while working on those paper projects you don’t find time to do at home, and Help Find the Cure for Leukemia and Lymphoma at the same time!
Early Bird workshop available
Saturday, 8am-10am.
We will be completing a 2 page 12x12 Layout and all the left over supplies are yours! (10% of $25.00 Fee donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of WI and to Jaden Rowekamp.)

Paid Registration for Fri/Sat Crop Due by May 22nd, and includes:
· Reserves your Space
· Snacks and Drinks Friday
· Snacks, Drinks and Lunch Saturday
· Use of CTMH Inks, Markers and Stamps
· New Summer 2009 Idea Book and Goodie Bag (est. value $10-$15.00)

$5.00 of every Registration Fee and 10% of all proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of WI and Jaden Rowekamp-a local 5 year old child recently diagnosed with Leukemia.

*Snacks Saturday Afternoon provided by Tastefully Simple

**Seated Chair Message will be available Saturday for small fee

Reserve your spot today and HELP FIND THE CURE!
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Stampers Club began March 28th!!


Stampers Club members agree to purchase a minimum of $15.00 CTMH product every month for 10 months.

We will be meeting the second Saturday of every month to place our orders and complete fabulous projects!
Perks for Stampers Club members:
Free Shipping, Deals each month exclusive to Stampers Club members, Discounts to all my Events, 1 month Hostess Benefits, Drawing for a possible second month’s Hostess Benefits and entry to win a FREEBIE Basket with over $100.00 worth of FREE CTMH Product!
Plus Stamper’s Club members receive the New Idea Book every release FREE!

Does this sound like something you may be interested in?
Contact me today, room may still be available


***update*** Stampers Club is currently filled however I will be starting a waiting list if more people are interested. We could start another Stampers Club Contact me today to reserve your spot.
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Letter's From Reba



Thank you so much for everyone that has helped me with my Close To My Heart Journey so far! I truly could not accomplish any of this with out you as my amazing support system. I am having so much fun meeting new people and CTMH has opened so many doors for me I just am filled with joy anytime I think about it.
I know that 2009 is going to bring so many new adventures including Stampers Club, the May Idea Book Reveal and Crop For A Cause as well as an upcoming Hostess Appreciation Event and Opportunity Breakfast!
It is so hard to contain my excitement for Close To My Heart, my poor husband has to hear about it every single day, especially when the new Idea Books are scheduled to come out! I have definitely found a new appreciation for UPS and it’s almost like Christmas when they arrive!Thank you again, each and everyone!
“May the rest of your day, be the Best of your day!” ~Stamping Diva, Susan Finch


Sincerely,
Reba

Saturday, March 28, 2009

What goes on at Stampers Club Stays at Stampers Club

I'm so excited! We had our first stampers club meeting today and I have got to tell you, I had a BLAST! You ladies are so great!
I don't think I've laughed that hard since the tale of Ruby (Old post) Thank you Sue for that! (Stampers club exclusive story ;o)
We played a seemingly innocent game of writing down something interesting or fun about you that no one would know and then we all guessed who wrote what on the cards... Oh what you find out *giggle*

All I'm saying is I'm totally playing that at all my gatherings... Too FUNNY!

Rachel I'm totally going to steal any pics you have from today too!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Close To Reba's Heart-Mar. Vol.2/Iss.2




CLOSE TO REBA'S HEART
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2
March 2009




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Join Close To My Heart as a new Consultant and receive 50% off your choice of two fabulous organizational products!! *Offer valid March 3-31, 2009 shipping & tax apply. Stamp sets & markers not included _____________________________________________


I HAVE A CHALLENGE...




MY UPLINE GAVE ME A CHALLENGE.
Book Three Big Parties and Three Little Parties… Could you be one of the little ones??
I would so love to rise to this challenge! Would you be interested in being a little party? I promise to make it fun for you AND your guests!
The best part is that not only I get to rise to this challenge but you have the opportunity to earn FREE product!
Send me a quick email subject “Rise to the Challenge” to






letting me know you’re interested in helping me meet this challenge.





*Book Parties count too!!*
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March Online Sale!!!


Select stamp sets 40% off


Online only, for a limited time visit:






**Available while supplies last
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*Want a little? Place an order.*
*Want a lot? Host a gathering.*
*Want it all? Become a consultant!*

CROP FOR A CAUSE

Friday June 12, 2009_6pm-10pm
Saturday June 13, 2009_10am-6pm

1st Presbyterian Church, Eau Claire, WI

Come enjoy time with others and work on projects you don't find time to do at home, all while helping others!

Drawings, Food & Fun!

$25.00 Fee Reserves your space and includes :
Use of CTMH Inks & Markers as well as Stamps on hand.Snacks & Drinks FridaySnacks, Drinks, and Lunch SaturdayNew Idea Book and Thank you Grab Bag (est. $10-$15 value)

Paid RSVP Required By May 22nd
**Stampers club Members $20.00
$5.00 of every Reservation plus portions of all sales will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of WI and a local 4 yr old child recently diagnosed with Leukemia.
Contact me to Reserve your space today!
REBALYNN@MYCTMH.COM

Sunday, February 22, 2009

STAMPERS CLUB INFORMATIONAL MEETING



"EXPLODING" GREAT TIMES & GREAT DEALS!



Stampers Club Informational Meeting and Exploding Box Workshop!!




FREE WITH RSVP!!


Saturday, March 28,2009
1:00pm-4pm


RSVP (Required) by March 14:

We will be meeting Saturday March 28,2009 to answer all your questions about stampers club, and create the wonderful Exploding box!


All supplies provided, NO FEE.

Not able to make the meeting/workshop, but interested in Stampers Club? Contact me to have all your questions answered.

~Reba

Stamping is an Addiction and Therapy all rolled into one" ~Unknown

Friday, February 13, 2009

FREE Stamp Set!!!


Contact me today with your $25.00 order of CTMH stamps and receive a FREE My Acrylix Good Times Stamp Set!!




Friday, January 30, 2009

SWAP SPOILER!!!


2009 SWAP THE YEAR AWAY CARDS ARE ARRIVING!!!
Here are a couple sneak peeks of some of the cards coming in...

ROUND 1

ROUND 2

ROUND 3


ROUND 4


THESE CARDS COULD HAVE BEEN YOURS!!
EMAIL ME IF YOUR READY FOR SWAP #2 OR IF YOU HAVE ANY GREAT IDEAS FOR A SWAP!
OK OK THANK YOU SUSAN... YES I MESSED UP SOME OF THE CARDS ARE NOT IN THE CORRECT ROUNDS... DEAL W/ IT ;O) THEY WILL BE WHEN I SEND THEM OUT *GIGGLE*

Monday, January 26, 2009

MY BABY IS 3!!!!!

I can't believe it, how did this happen? I know I hear parents say... "The time goes by so fast", "before you know it there a teenager", "Time flies", "They grow up so fast"... never have I agreed with them so much as this weekend. My baby girl turned 3! *Insert sniffles here* I remember bringing her home and the time before she would sleep in her own crib, sleeping w/ her on the chair for the first month, the late night/early morning feedings and I really miss those times. Not to take away from my time w/ my baby now, she cracks me up every single day, pretty much everything that comes out of her mouth is hilarious and she's so much fun to be around, it's just so mind boggeling to know that she's really growing up and there is not a thing I can do about it!
What is just as crazy is all of the "baby's" that are in my life are getting older too!!! Anna?? 1?? really?? and Morgan too! Drew 3? dear lord KENYON? 4??? Madeline 3??? Finley,3?? Cormac 5??????? Aubri & Maddie!! Oh girls please don't start!
STOP IT ALREADY!!! ALL OF YOU! I expect ea. and everyone of you to just stay as cute as you can possibly be forever! ;o)
Ok so I can wish right? I know i'll be sorely disappointed but it just really does amaze me how all these precious children can continue to grow up and I am not a day older! *giggle*
What precious gifts!
Thank you for everyone that helped me celebrate my baby's birthday! We had a blast! Kara's still talking about it!