Well, folks – today’s the day! Today we board the Explorer of the Seas and head off on the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise!
I want to send a huge HUGE thank you to all my customers who helped to make this day possible. I’m really looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new, seeing the sights and sharing lots of pictures with y’all!
I’ll be sharing the details about what we see at each stop while I’m gone, so be sure to check thru the week, okay?
Thank you again for helping me to earn this amazing vacation. I appreciate you all so much!! While on the ship, I’ll have internet access, so please email if you need anything. Just know it may take me longer to respond than you’re accustomed to, but I WILL reply just as quickly as I can!
So – as a little thank you for all the help you gave me to get me here today – I’m offering y’all Double Peppermint Rewards while I’m gone!
Here’s the deets…
1. All orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) placed through my online store between now and the end of the day on 28 July 18 will earn DOUBLE PEPPERMINT REWARD POINTS!!
2. Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).
3. For more information about my Punkin Head Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.
Head on over to my Online Store to get started!
Enjoy the special and…thank you all again – so much!
P.S. Time is running out to take advantage of the Joining Special and get those 10 FREE stamp pads! Don’t miss out!
P.P.S Check out the Tax-Free Holiday – some states start TODAY!
HOST CODE FOR 15 JUL – 31 JUL: ZKTTVQQ3
Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.
SALES TAX HOLIDAYS (US ONLY)
If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.) Make sure to take advantage of the savings!
To find out which states are participating—and which products will be tax-free for each state—download this Sales Tax Holiday PDF.
Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (MT).
Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!
If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!
Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit! The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise. All this – plus select a FREE assortment of new ink pads. That all works out to $192.50 in product for only $99!! And it’ll all ship for free!! Uhm….hello?!? Can I get a ginormous WHOO-HOO?!?
Oh yeah – there’s also no commitment. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
Get all the info right here – including all the deets about the promotion and a handy link to get started!
Holler at me it you’ve got any questions – otherwise click the link above and get on your way to the big savings!!
Paper Pumpkin Sale!
New Subscriber’s Get 50% Off Their First Month!
I personally LOVE a Half-Off Sale, don’t you? And – what a great time to try out a monthly subscription to Paper Pumpkin! Sign up now to get monthly Paper Pumpkin kits coming to your door – and get the first month’s kit at half price!
Start creating and having fun toot-suite!
- New month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount and must use the code BLOOM0818at paperpumpkin.com by August 10, 2018 at 11:50 PM (MT).
- The discount cannot be applied to prepaid codes.
- The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit shipped. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
Here’s the deets:
- Dates: July 1-31, 2018. The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
- Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
- There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
- All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
- Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
- This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
- When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
- If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.
Get them right here!
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!
Finn Fan Fix
No FFF’s for a minute – he’s away at Doggie Camp and having a wonderful time, I’m sure!
While he’s off playing – I thought I’d share a few pictures from our days in Sequim/Port Angeles!
We arrived to see this in the window…
That’s Mt. Rainier – and is a strong memory of our vacations to Olympia when I was a kid. It always felt like you could just reach out and touch it.
We took the ferry across the strait from Seattle to Bainbridge Island – and it was pretty danged awesome, I have to say!
We ate some really good Mexican food at a little spot in Poulsbo (whoda thunk?!) and finally made our way to the John Wayne Resort Marina.
Now y’all. I considered all sorts of things before I decided we should stay here. It’s right on Sequim Bay. It’s quaint and fun and old. And we figured it would be an adventure.
We did NOT consider that…they might not have air conditioning.
I suspect that in the normal course of things, no A/C is no problem. But it danged sure was when we got here.
We spent some time looking for a different spot while the box fan they provided struggled mightily to lower the temps. We were so tired, you guys. And it all seemed pretty grim.
When we realized that it was 9 o’clock – we decided it was cool enough and we went to bed. Where we both slept remarkably well in the comfortable bed (with the fan sitting on a chair blowing right smack on us). And then…I woke up to this.
Yep – all better. I worked out there for a couple hours with my coffee. It was glorious! So…JWWR lived to fight another day!
We spent some time exploring and drove up to Hurricane Ridge on the edge of the Olympic Forest.
Oh. My. Lord. The VIEW!
We even went for a little hike – and saw… Canada thru the trees from the top!
On our way back, we stopped at the Washington Lavender Farm. I very much would like to live there forever!
There was even a special guest at the farm…
…she browsed her way down the rows of lavender then clip-clopped across the parking lot. Very sweet!
All in all – a very good day, indeed.
We spent Wednesday kicking around the Dungeness Wildlife Refuge…with forest..
..and water (and an odd little driftwood “fort”)….
…and a cool lighthouse. That was 5 miles away….so – we didn’t hike out there. But I took a picture for you thru the telescope!
Finally, our time in Sequim came to an end, and we returned (via Ferry again!) to Seattle. The weather was quite different than on Monday!
Once Amy and Lance arrived, we went and had a great lunch and some dessert – yes, I ate dessert. It was necessary. And oh-so-good!
Then we went and rode a cool ride called Wings Over Washington (thanks, Kristi!!). It’s a 3-D IMAX type ride very similar to the Epcot ride called Soaring. But this one even added scents (forest – flowers) and little sprays of water to simulate the waterfalls we “flew” by! We loved it!
We headed back to the hotel and called it a day. Had to be moving pretty early to head to the boat!
So – there you have it – our journey has begun!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
I’ll post more pictures and scintillating stories in the days to come! 😉
Thanks so much for the wonderful post about your trip. While I LOVE Finn, traveling with you as a ladybug on your shoulder made my day. Enjoy Alaska (and post about that) – have a friend I visited there and made life long memories. Love your blog!