Happy Monday!

I’m feeling nostalgic because today is the first day of school! For 22 years I was an elementary school teacher. I retired seven years ago and in some ways it feels like a lifetime ago that I had a classroom full of children and at other times, it feels like just yesterday. My life has completely changed since the day I left my classroom for the last time. Months after retiring, our first grandchild was born and now we have three! We moved 400 miles away from a home we lived in for 28 years so that we could see our grandkids regularly and so that they’d know who we are. Several years before retiring, I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. I remember very clearly, drooling over the catalog and wishing I could craft all day long and be a full time demonstrator. My wish came true and I love it!  I can craft whenever I want (in between babysitting those precious grandchildren of mine).  Life is good! 

So as today begins, I’m thinking of my school teacher friends and all the kids with their new lunchboxes and new school supplies as they get ready to start the school year. To anyone starting school today or in the next few weeks, have a wonderful first day and a school year full of fun and new memories! 

Bonus Days

Onto Stampin’ Up! news!

There are only days left until Bonus Days are over.  This promotion only happens once a year and it will end on Wednesday.  

What are Bonus Days? For every $50 you spend this month, you will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon and there’s no limit to how many you can earn! Once you place your online order, you’ll immediately receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with your Bonus Days coupon codes (one for every $50). Keep these in a safe place because in August (later this week), you’ll be able to use them but you’ll need those codes! 

It’s a great time to get ink pads, dies or stamps you’ve had your eye on.  Or stock up on cardstock you regularly use. Plus you’ll receive a card kit from me with all the paper and embellishments needed to make the card below (your kit will be in either Rococo Rose, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray or Purple Posy). Click here to place an order today and start earning Bonus Days coupons! Use my host code below and you’ll receive an extra card kit! 



Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!