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

Volume 2, Issue 3
April 2009

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!”


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.



“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!




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.



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.



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

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!

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.

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