Nothing is more exciting than placing that first order from the new catalog. After looking at it every night for a month before going to bed (as you know that assures visions of stamps and ink dancing around in your head). Not to mention all the drooling over the new stamps, toys and my personal weakness; ribbon. Then on June 1st we get the green light to order anything from the catalog. Of course the first order is never easy. I have written my list of must haves and changed it so many time I have lost count. And I as was placing that first order I had to keep shifting things around to get the most bang for my buck.
Then comes the hard part, waiting for my box of happiness to arrive. I did pay extra for 2 day shipping since I just couldn’t wait over a week for it. I got the message yesterday morning from UPS alerting me that it will arrive tomorrow and I had to do a little happy dance in the privacy of my office.
So all day Sunday I started to design cards in my head and I kept thinking to myself; I cannot wait to get my hands on that embossing paste! And the stamp sets. And all the ribbon that will be taking over my stamp room. And who could forget about the glossy paper. Be still my heart! This was one of my favorite products I am so happy it is back. There are so many techniques that I haven’t done in a while and I can’t wait to share them with you. I had to write down all my ideas in a notebook because my brain was on overload and I didn’t want to forget them when I’m released to the wild of my stamp room.
I went to work today and all I could think about was getting home and spending the night with my new goodies. But what to play with first…that is the million dollar question! I am thinking I will put my planner together first then play with that embossing paste!
So home I go to wait for the familiar rumble of the UPS truck coming down the street. I saw this meme the other day and that is how I feel when I am waiting for my new stuff to arrive. I can remember when my children were little how they would listen for the music and then get so excited waiting for it to stop in front of the house. That is now me and my ice cream truck is brown (too bad he doesn’t play some music to alert me he is coming). Then it happens….the dog jumps on the love seat in the window and starts barking to let me know that the big brown truck has stopped in front of the house. I guess I really don’t need music when my 100 lb German Shepherd is on duty. I maintain my composure and wait for him to ring the bell and get back in the truck before I open the door and snatch the box off the front porch. Then I walk rather quickly to my stamp room to open THE BOX.
Now comes the fun part unpacking all my goodies! And away we go…….
Now what did I get? I have sets and suites and accessories oh my! But one of the great things about being a demonstrator is the discount! After my discount, Stampin’ Rewards earned, one 50% off item and the extra $35 in rewards I received almost $600 worth of product and paid only $370, that’s a savings of $230 and I didn’t have to cut any coupons! Wowza!
Now to put away all my new toys and start playing!! I can’t wait to share all my new projects and videos. I will be shooting videos this weekend so be sure to check back soon!
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Earn an Extra $35 in Stampin’ Rewards with a Qualifying Workshop or Order!
From June 1 – June 30, 2017 earn an extra $35 in Stampin Rewards with a workshop or order totaling $350 or more! Call me to book your workshop now before my calendar fills up!! This is a perfect chance to get some of items on your Wish List from the new catalog for FREE!!
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As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of Assorted Ribbons, Embellishments and Designer Series Paper !
Just enter Hostess Code 9KXHCYBD when you place your order online. I will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send your gift when the order is placed.
This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.
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