Happy Monday my sweet dumplings, I have every hope that you’re starting your week off in good spirits. That being said I have some news that I have hinted at, but not explained primarily because Miss Hammie isn’t a “share-er”, one who shares however you say that. Anywho, Miss Hammie already told you that her doctor saw some things she didn’t like and made suggestions Miss Hammie didn’t like. So then Miss Hammie went to see a nutritionist who studied the information from the doctor and she wasn’t any happier than the doctor and put Miss Hammie on a “Nothing Miss Hammie likes” diet. This is all old news to you dumplings, right? What I didn’t share was that there could be some pretty dire consequences if Miss Hammie doesn’t get this right. I spent part of Thursday and a major part of Friday grocery shopping which now includes reading labels for not only ingredients, but levels related to the daily values of fats, sodium etc. Scouring aisles looking for something, anything that flavor-wise will resemble some of the treats I’ve been “advised” not to eat at all or like cookies have been severely limited. I ask you dumplings who eats one cookie a day! I had finally gotten to a point where I was satisfied with “Sugar in the Raw” now it’s Stevia or nothing and she would prefer nothing. Dumplings my downfalls have always been sweet and salty, especially salty. The long and the short of it my dear sweet dumplings is I’m going to be AWOL for a bit while I adjust to eating a very close to all plant-based diet. I say close because I know myself and I may cheat once or twice. However I believe with an internal stern talking to myself about pitfalls and consequences that I can do it and get my numbers where they need to be. I will be posting projects and anyone that follows me will get a notification. The truth is I believe if I give myself a couple of weeks that I’ll be in the right headspace to deal with where I am right now.
Don’t forget that Sale-a-Bration ends the 31st of March please don’t miss out on some beautiful exclusive products from Stampin’ Up. I don’t know about you, but between the Annual and Occasions catalog I can order $50.00 worth of products without blinking an eye. For example are you fond, or in love with, the 2016-2018 InColors? Those would be Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum. Well they’re going away, so if you love them you would be wise to order them now. That includes cardstock, ink pads, Stampin’ Write markers and re-inkers. Need a new stamp set for Easter and saw the perfect one in the Occasions catalog. Between those items alone you’ve probably qualified for an exclusive Sale-a-Bration item.
If you need catalogs contact me, I’m more than happy to send you one of both active catalogs and the Sale-a-Bration brochures. They can also be access thru my online store.
There’s still time, but not a lot of it, to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and receive the extra special limited anniversary edition that contains a special gift. Just do it by March 10th. These kits are all inclusive you might need a pair of scissors. Most kits can be completed in about 30 minutes. They are a great way to introduce your children or grandchildren to crafting and spending quiet time in these hectic go, go, go times we live in. The cost is about $20.00/month or you can sign up for a 3, 6, or 12 month prepaid subscription. If you try it and don’t like it just cancel, it’s that easy.
Finally, have you ever considered signing up to be a Stampin’ Up demonstrator? Now is the very best time as you get to pick two extra stamp sets from either catalog to add to your starter kit and they’re free, a gift from Stampin’ Up. Your starter kit,or Ultimate Bundle as our team calls it, consists of $125.00 worth of Stampin’ Up products that you select and you only pay $99.00 for it. That’s not always the case with direct sales. You also receive various business supplies like order forms etc. When you sign up you get a 20% discount on future orders. The important thing is it’s your business to run pretty much the way you want. I know the apprehension that you’re feeling, I felt it too. Here’s a fact that might help over 90% of all Stampin’ Up demonstrators are what are called Hobby demonstrators. They don’t have workshops/parties. They joined because they love the products and getting them at a 20% discount, being able to see and order new products first appealed to them. Now they may sell to their friends that they craft with but that’s it. If you don’t like selling then you don’t have to. Another really great thing is you’re under no obligation to stay, if you try it and don’t like it simply email Stampin’ Up and that’s it. There’s no penalty, no fee to leave. It’s like any other job, if it’s not the right fit, you leave.
I’m adding some links below to my Online Store where you can access catalogs and place orders, to Paper Pumpkin where you can subscribe (do it by 3/31/18, it’s just $20.00) and to join my team. I’m hoping to pop in again this week. Love ya bunches dumplings.