All my bags are packed...I'm ready to go...and I'm leaving on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again. Oh wait...yes, I do. I'll be home in 2 1/2 weeks. I leave today for Rome for two days, before boarding the Jewel of the Seas in Civitavecchia, Italy for the dream of a lifetime vacation - a 7 day cruise to Greece. I get teary, just thinking about how grateful I am to you - my customers and fans - as well as my Stamping Bee team. I couldn't have done any of this without you and your loyal support.
I will miss the 4th of July celbration today. My plane out of Atlanta leaves right around 4 pm. I hope I'm not too excited to sleep on the plane tonight. I arrive in Rome at 7:45 am. Just in time to get my luggage, find my driver, and make it to my bed and breakfast in time to drop off my bag and grab a real Italian cappucino and pasticcerie for breakfast.
So go out enjoy tonight's fireworks and celebrate the birth of our great nation. I will bid you buona notte and see you in the morning!
Base: Whisper White Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Night of Navy, 5 1/4" x 4"
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Real Red "Brights" Designer Series Paper, 2" x 3 3/4"
Layer 4: Night of Navy, 4 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 5: Whisper White, 4" x 3"
Layer 6: Real Red "Brights" Designer Series Paper Hot Air Balloon Punches (punch 4)
Layer 7: Real Red Well Written Dies
Mamma Mia! Here she goes again! My, my...how can we resist this!
That's right, come craft and sing along to your favorite ABBA musical.
When: Saturday, July 27, 6 pm - 9 pm
Where: Michelle's House
Cost: FREE with purchase of a kit (Host code: CBCYDCQK)
Kits will ship straight to you - order yours by July 18 to ensure delivery
Purchase a kit in July and come for FREE! Or subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Plus, there will be Door Prizes too! Earn your tickets by:
Bring your kit and craft with friends. I'll have extra kits and adhesives for purchase, plus, you can use my stamp sets and ink for project kits.
I'll bet you can guess what it is!!!
A very heartfelt and sincere thank you to all my customers and my Stamping Bee Team for their loyalty and support . I couldn't have done it without you and I am so thankful to each and everyone of you! From the bottom of my heart...Thank You!
Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator
As many of you know, I earned my first Stampin' Up! incentive trip after only being a demonstrator for two years. That's a pretty big accomplishment, and I loved being able to take my sister to Alasaka with me. I've been committed to earning Greece all year long. Earning the 2nd trip in consecutive years is a challenge. And I'm happy to say, I'm very close!
When I got on the ship in July to go to Alaska, I needed 168 - $50 orders. As of September 1st, that number has decreased significantly! Now, I only need 40 - $50 orders to earn the incentive trip for two to Greece. I'm so excited, I can almost taste the moussaka and baklava!
I couldn't do this without you, my fiercely loyal customers! As the stamp in the Many Blessings Stamp Set says, I am so "Thankful for you EVERY DAY!"
September Ordering Special
I have 28 Bonus Day Coupon Codes that are worth $5 each!
Today's Blog DIY Card Kit Winner : Sarah Mitchel! Congratulations! Please IM me your address.
Would you like to win your own DIY Card Kit? Leave me a comment on the blog every day in September for your chance to win!
Base: Whisper White, Thick Cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Early Espresso, 4" x 3 3/4"
Layer 2: Country Lane Designer Series Paper, 3 7/8" x 3 5/8"
Layer 3: Early Espresso, 2" x 2 3/4"
Layer 4: Whisper White, 1 7/8" x 2 5/8"
September Sweet & Simple Class
Retreat in a Box
Can't make the Fall Stamping in the Mountains Retreat? Don't worry! I've got you covered. Come let me surprise, delight, and spoil you! This special edition retreat-in-a-box is perfect for fall crafting. We're showcasing fall, Thanksgiving, and Christmas projects created just for you. Click on the image for more information.
September Card Club - Wishing You Well
September Christmas Card Club - Joyous Noel
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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 -
Where's day 1 you ask? Well,it was a blur of traveling from Spokane to Seattle and boarding the ship. By the time we had our muster drill, explored the ship, and ate dinner, we were ready for bed! Day 2 is when the fun started!
We started with the Stampin' Up! General Session at 10 am. Talk about Prize Patrol! The very first winners were all the guests who support us, the demonstrators. I love that the chose to honor these very special people in our lives. They got this awesome Wood Texture's insulated water bottle.
Other prizes included a new Corrugated Embossing Folder, a pack of Joyous Noel Specialty (FOIL!) paper, a pack of Santa's Workshop Memories and More Cards and Envelopes, Sweet Seasons Washi Tape and a new tool...the Take Your Pick Tool. More about that later. (Can't wait to see the new products...come stamp with me when next week when I get home! We can try them out together!)
And I got this very special Pandora bracelet and "World Traveler" charm from my upline, Selene. It's so pretty; I may never take it off! Here's to many more Stampin' Up! trips together in our future.
Stay tuned for scenes from Juneau & Skagway tomorrow. Wish you were here!
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