Just because I'm on vacation doesn't mean I can ignore #CASEingTuesday! And wouldn't you know, this week's card sketch aligned itself quite well to my Product of the Week - the Waterfront Stamp Set, too.
For the last two days, my parents and I have been driving around Lake Coeur d'Alene in Northern Idaho. It was our favorite place to go in the summer when we were kids. As it was the closest thing we had to the beach and we spent many summer afternoons there, coating ourselves in baby oil (yes, that was a thing!) and working on our tans. I also remember a very unfortunate bikini incident where I rolled over but my top didn't! Oh yes...good times, and good memories.
There was also this 'hot dog lady', who had a little push cart and who sold hot dogs and canned soda. It was part of our beach ritual to grab a hot dog and a 'pop' for our picnic. Even my grandfather would enjoy a hot dog when they came to visit from Southern California. Over the years, her cart grew bigger, and I've heard she became quite rich from her very lucrative hot dog cart. I'm happy I was able to support a female entrepreneur, before I even knew what one was!
Going back and visiting Coeur d'Alene with my parents reminds me just how important family is to me. And I think I'm really fortunate to be able to say that my Stamping Bee team is part of my extended family. It's so much fun to rejoice in their successes and to be there to support them along their stamping journey. Only about 10% of my Bees are active demonstrators, too. The rest are happy hobbyists, who joined Stampin' Up! for the amazing discount. And because they are family, I make sure I don't treat anyone any differently. Everyone receives the same opportunities, rewards, and support because I truly believe that everyone should get a discount and be a happy stamper.
Won't you join my Stamping Bee Team? During the month of July, for only $99, you receive:
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured below). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday156.
Base: Crumb Cake, embossed with the Woodland Textures Embossing Folder
Layer 1: Balmy Blue, 1 1/2" x 4 1/4", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 2: Coastal Cabana, 1 " x 4", punched with Banner Triple Punch
Layer 3: Shimmery White, 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
July 2018 - Register for Card Club y 7/15
I'm home! Where is home to me? I grew up in Spokane, Washington and as a teenager, couldn't wait to leave. As soon as I graduated college, I got my first teaching job in California and thought I'd never look back. But, I've spent the better half of the last 28 years trying to figure out how come move back home. I've haven't been here in 21 years, and it truly is like being in heaven.
I'm here with my parents this week, seeing old places with new eyes...and new places, with older, wiser, and wistful eyes. But everywhere we go, the sights and the smells awaken memories and bring up countless, "What if's" and "If only's".
I invite you to join my family and me as we journey through the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho corridor, making new memories along the way.
Speaking of family...my Stamping Bees are like family to me. Not only are we a great bunch of stampers, but each person on my team is precious to me. I've never met such an amazing group of ladies. We truly lift each other up through the good times and bad. We laugh together; cry together; craft together; and just enjoy being together. I'd truly love it if you joined our Stamping Bee family. And now, during July, it's the very best time to do so. And, if those weren't reasons enough, Stampin' Up! is giving each new team member 10 Free Ink Pads when you join. What are you waiting for, join today! Or contact me for more information.
Making Memories with Michelle
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