Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Paula, Paula Paper Pumpkin Purchaser...

As soon as I heard this title, this catchy poem ran through my mind:

 Peter Peter pumpkin eater,
Had a wife and couldn't keep her! 
He put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her very well! 
Instead, I'm changing it to:
Paula, Paula Paper Pumpkin Purchaser
Had no craft room so thought she couldn't keep it!
The supplies arrived in the mail in the Paper Pumpkin box,
And there she kept it very well!  
(Sorry, couldn't resist!)
Do you have any idea where I'm going with this one?  Well ... that brings me to the exciting announcement shared at Leadership this past week!  Starting in March, there will be a monthly subscription for Paper Pumpkin, a box full of goodies automatically arriving at your door monthly, on a recurring payment subscription service!  
Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .
I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pin-able projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more!
Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Want to know how YOU can get it?!

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting www.mypaperpumpkin.com and click Get it. Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

Check out my photos of the welcome kit and the try-it kit:
 The box I got, which isn't EVEN as fancy as the one you'll be getting!

The try-it kit.  If you aren't sure (Hello?!  Is there a question that it might not be as great as it looks?!!) and you want to check it out, just click on the Try It tab on www.mypaperpumpkin.com/.

The welcome kit which includes a complimentary block for you.  This kit makes 4 full-size cards and even includes envelopes and buttons to embellish!!
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • If you decide that you want to skip a month, just go to the PaperPumpkin website and find the hold button (that's supposed to be there!).  If you want to stop at any time, you aren't committed to anything beyond the month you've paid for (although payments will be recurring and you have to actually stop the subscription).
  • Run ... sign up now so you won't miss a thing! 
 How fabulous, in the winter months, when you can't make it to my stamp classes because of weather and short days, but you can still create!  Love it ...!!!  The first month, you're going to receive a welcome kit which comes with a complimentary block.  Sounds pretty great to me!  
That's all for today ... more announcements tomorrow!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Back from Leadership!

Wow, what a weekend!  What a journey!!  My day started on Thursday with a 4:15 a.m. alarm!  Yikes, that's early!  But ... I'd been awake for an hour already ... so excited!  The car came to pick Marilyn (my upline) and I up at 5 a.m. and we were off! 

We arrived in Orlando midday on Thursday to 80° sunny weather!  That proved to be challenging in our uphill walk over the highway to Convention Center!  Wow again!  What a huge place!!  The weather stayed nice for the entire time -- sun, stars, people by the pool in the hotel. (Not me!  We didn't have a moment of down-time!)  I returned home yesterday (Sunday) -- the taxi was waiting downstairs for Marilyn and I at 3:45 AM!  Next time I need to plan in some down-time!!  At least it's sunny here, but it's unfortunately not even 50° here in Boston today!

I wanted to share a couple of photos with you:

 Here's Shelli Gardner -- doesn't she look fabulous?!  And she didn't even feel well!! 

It was very dark here, but this is me in my pj's at the Stampin' Under the Stars Pajama Party.  I won a give-away of the Ciao Baby! stamp set and the adorable matching punch!  Yay!  By the time the event was over, I had added 5 pounds of give-aways to my suitcase on my return trip!!  WOW!

I met people this week. Old friends, and now new friends who will probably become good friends! We laughed, cried, learned, shared ... What an amazing experience.  And all this to make me a better demonstrator for YOU! One of the classes I attended was Ramping Up Your Social Media Presence by Andrea Withers.  She had 3 fabulous speakers share all sorts of great information that should help me share with you!  Blogging (that's why I'm back and will continue to be regular!), FaceBook (what a fantastic tool), and YouTube (where you'll probably find a tutorial on how to search YouTube for a tutorial! LOL!) 

I hope to share some swaps soon. (I brought 130 and came home with an almost equal number!  Fabulous full cards and card fronts that I hope to share with you in the coming weeks!)  If you're a customer and live nearby, feel free to stop by this Wednesday night to check out my swaps!  I'll be here, prepping for next week's card class:  Winter Fun, featuring the Snow Much Fun and Stylin' Snow Folks stamp sets.  Stay tuned!