It's a Thankful Thursday and today I am thankful for all of you! No. Truly!
ALL of YOU!
Each year Stampin' Up! has a Grand Vacation that they offer as an incentive to demonstrators who perform well in personal sales and leadership. And yesterday I found out that I have earned the Grand Vacation for next year. So in May of 2015, myself and a guest (my hubby, of course) will be headed to Hawaii!!
And even better - we've got it all planned out so that we will be able to take the kids with us!!
We told them yesterday. They had no idea. Not an inkling - so you can imagine the whoops and screams of delight. My 4 kids have never even seen the ocean, let alone swam in it. I guess if their very first experience is Waikiki Beach, everything else might pale in comparison?!
But none of this, NONE of it, would have been possible without YOU. My friends. My customers. My family. My supporters. My cheerleaders. And to be quite honest, none of it would be worth doing if not for you. More than anything else, what I get out of "this job" is a chance to spread smiles and laughter. When we get together to craft, we have fun. Correction....FUN. And I love the time I get to spend with each and every one of you.
So today I have used Sweetie Pie to create a Hawaiian girl who thanks each and every one of you! The Sweetie Pie faces are just a shade too small for the Dress-Up mannequin/body, but I think she does the trick anyhow, don't you? And notice the Crisp Cantaloupe sponging on her cheeks? I am hoping that reflects the "slight bit" of colour we will all get when we head to Hawaii (instead of the massive sunburns I am hoping we all manage to avoid). We are still in the clutches of winter here in Ottawa right now, so thinking about being in that warm, tropical sun a year from now is awfully inviting!
Until then - and as always - I will remain thankful. To all of you. Each and every one of you who has made this possible. From the bottom of my heart (and my hula skirt!) - THANK YOU!
God Bless you all, ~Cynthia <><
Peaceful Petals [clear] , Sweetie Pie [photopolymer] 
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad 
Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin' Pad 
Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin' Pad 
Early Espresso Stampin Write Marker 
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad 
Card Stock :
Gumball Green 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock 
Sahara Sand 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 
Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock 
Pool Party 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock 
Crisp Cantaloupe 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock 
Tools & Adhesive :
Fringe Scissors 
Stamping Sponges 
Blender Pens 
Petite Petals Punch 
Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack 
Bird Punch 
Ribbon & Trim :
Calypso Coral 3/4" Chevron Ribbon 
Calypso Coral Baker's Twine 
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper 
Basic Pearls Jewel Accents 
Big Shot :
Dress Up Framelits Dies