Good morning, my peeps! It’s the first full day on our cruise – and this is an “at sea” day! We’ll be doing our first SU! session this morning (and will probably get a first look at the 2018 Holiday catalog! Which I can’t share yet – sorry!).
I figured you might like a few pictures from yesterday…
We arrived at the pier on the first bus of the morning…
And the Explorer of the Seas came into view.
We got checked in really fast – it was a well-oiled machine, really! Since our rooms weren’t ready for a couple of hours, we chilled for a bit on the pool deck, waiting for lunch.
When we headed to the Windjammer cafe for lunch, we were greeted by a ginormous cake!
We didn’t eat any of that cake (please note that I did NOT say we didn’t eat cake…just not THAT cake! 😉 ).
Once our rooms were ready, we headed up to our Deck 8 outside balcony cabin to explore…
It’s not huge – but it’s pretty spacious – and there’s plenty of room for the king sized bed and a sofa. There’s even a mini-fridge!
One of the best tips we got ahead of time (I think from Patty Bennett – who has done a bunch of these and kindly shared her veteran-cruiser tips and tricks with us!) – was to get a cheap over-the-door shoe organizer for the bathroom.
We dropped by the Stampers’ Base Camp…
…where Amy and I each won a pack of DSP – and we might have eaten some chocolate. I also got to meet Sara Douglas for the first time!
Later on, Wayne and I went to dinner in the Saphire Dining room – we had Prime Rib! – and watched the Washington coast go by.
On the way back to the room, we saw that there was a parade on the Promenade deck, so…we stopped to watch.
Then it was back to the cabin to get everything unpacked and do my blog post! And then…bed!
I have big plans to do some time on the treadmill in the morning…we’ll see how that works out won’t we?!?
Hope you’ll come back tomorrow for more updates and a card!
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.
I’m Offering Double Peppermint Rewards while I’m gone!
As a little thank you for helping me earn this wonderful vacation, I’m offering you Double Peppermint Rewards Points while I’m away!
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!
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).
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.
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!
Finn Fan Fix
No FFF’s for a minute – he’s away at Doggie Camp and having a wonderful time, I’m sure!