As many of you know, I took my sister with me on the Stampin' Up! incentive cruise to Alaska. The morning we cruised the fjords was simply amazing. Since we had our own balcony stateroom, we ordered room service and spent the morning sipping coffee and having breakfast, surrounded by the rugged beauty of the glacier. We had two sea days ahead of us, and after two full days of Alaskan excursions, we were ready to take it easy and relax and enjoy the scenery. I'd anticipated and planned for this, and brought out the June 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit - Broadway Star. We went up to the Viking Crown Lounge, grabbed a table up front at the windows, and crafted while we cruised, watching for whales off the bow of the ship.
I love the ease and portability of Paper Pumpkins when I'm traveling. This isn't the first time I've grabbed one of those iconic orange boxes and tucked it into my carry on. They're compact, light weight, but boy are they full of fun! Take a look for yourself.
This particular card is going out to Heather, one of my Stamping Bees. She hit her first milestone yesterday and I couldn't be more proud of her! Hip! Hip! Hooray for Heather!
I love celebrating my Stamping Bee Team. They're such an amazing and talented group of crafters. Won't you join us? I'd be happy to welcome you to the team!
August 2018 -
How was your weekend? Mine was awesome! Saturday was truly crafty.
It was a busy, fulfilling, and, believe it or not, restful weekend. I wonder what next weekend will hold in store.
Did you know when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by August 10, you'll receive August's kit for 50% off. You get an exclusive stamp set, ink, an acrylic block, full color and video instructions, plus all the materials you need to complete the kit. Click here to subscribe and have August's kit delivered right to your door! (Please use code Bloom0818. Offer good to 1st time subscribers only).
Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Card Club is back. Come join me for milk (or coffee) & homemade Christmas goodies while we craft. I promise to have carols playing and Christmas candle lit to add to the fun. Click here for more information.
August 2018 - Christmas Card Club Begins in August!!! Watch for Holiday Product Share information!
I'm home! When I earned the Alaskan Incentive Trip last September, friends told me, "Be sure to take an extra suitcase for all the goodies you'll bring home." They weren't kidding! Just look at this stash! That's not even including the fabulous jacket and plush blanket - both of which came in extremely handy on cold ships and in chilly airports and planes!
This trip was amazing in every way. When I think back to when I joined Stampin' Up! in December 2015, earning the incentive trip never even crossed my mind. I only joined for the discount when ordering! I didn't want to teach classes. This was a fun hobby for me, and I had no intention of turning it into a business. Famous last words, right? Now, I have a daily blog, a Facebook Live show every Saturday, a YouTube channel, an active Facebook Group, and more. Most importantly, I've met some amazing people along the way.
I returned home with the happy but exhausted feeling of having vacationed well. I'm more than ready to start crafting again and in just two short days, I'll release not one, but TWO clubs for August. There will be my regular monthly card club and a new 5 month Christmas Card Club. In the meantime, let's review some July specials that will be ending tomorrow!
And don't forget about the Paper Pumpkin Special! 1st time subscribers get their first month half off!
Join me tomorrow as I get back into my daily blog tutorials, starting with CASE-ing Tuesday. Until then, I'll leave you with this beautiful shot taken from our balcony of the sunset as we left Skagway last week.
July 2018 - Register for Card Club y 7/15
Today's the day! Someone pinch me because I just can't believe it. Two years ago, I heard that theStampin' Up! incentive trip was to Alaska and I set my goal to achieve it. After only two years as a demonstrator, I earned my very first incentive trip. But I didn't do it on my own. I owe a great big thank you to you, my customers, and my Stamping Bee Team for helping me realize my goal. If it weren't for you, I could never have achieved this amazing honor.
And you know what? I'm just this close to earning next year's incentive trip to Greece! I looked at my reports early this morning and I only need 135 $50 orders to earn next year's trip to Greece. I know I can do it! Are you ready?
Thank you from Michelle
Alaska Vacation Cruise Special
Use host code: XR4VYY7J
Base: Whisper White, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Black, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Coastal Cabana, 5" x 3 3/4", embossed with Seaside Textures Embossing Folder,
Layer 3: Basic Black, 3 1/8", x 3 1/8"
Layer 4: It's a Paper Pumpkin 3" x 3" card front from May's kit!
July 2018 - Register for Card Club y 7/15
I've been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber from the first month I joined Stampin' Up! And, I have to say, that this month's all-inclusive kit is hands-down my absolute favorite. I love the beach a nautical theme, especially in the summer time. And they're perfect for both graduation season and Father's Day!
Not quite sure what Paper Pumpkin is? It's really how I got started stamping. I loved how an all inclusive kit would be delivered right to my door every month. As a new stamper, having someone else do all the work - create the design, cut all the paper, coordinate colors - took all the stress and worry out of the crafting process. Even as an experience stamper, I still love the fact that I can sit and relax and just craft. All the thinking has been done for me so I can get right down and have fun. And, at only $19.95 per month, it's one of the best deals around!
Watch the video and take a look at all that comes in a kit!
That's not to mention all the fun you can have after you've made the kit. You still have the stamp set that's included, so the possibilities are endless!
Ready to give it a try? Paper Pumpkin is on sale 50% off your first two months until May 10th. That's like getting 2 months for the price of 1! And with summer coming up, Paper Pumpkin is the perfect answer for stamping on the go. Everything you need fits in the bright orange box. Take it to the pool, on a plane, to the mountains, or to the beach. It will slip into any bag and you've got your own personal relaxation kit right at your fingertips. And what's not to love about that!
Already a subscriber? Past kits are on sale right now, too! Time to get your refills or any kits you may have missed. Anyone may purchase the kits listed below (not just Paper Pumpkin subscribers) until May 9 or while supplies last. Don't miss them before they are permanently discontinued.
May 2018 - Do you need a new catalog? Contact me to get yours in May!
June 2018 - Get ready for annual product shares!!
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