Anna Wheaton - Independent Stampin' Up! ®
Demonstrator, Burleigh Waters, Q, AUSTRALIA
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June 5, 2016

I'm baaack! Here's a long post for ya! June offers, a card, a launch invite and my trip!

I have been away on a fantastic adventure and I will give you some updates across a few posts.  BUT FIRST!

This month Stampin' Up! has two great offers.

JOIN for $169 and get $235 in product.  Plus, when you join during the month of June, we will help you get started right by adding two extra stamp sets to your Starter Kit! The only catch is that you have to choose the extra stamp sets that you want—there’s no way you’re going to trick us into making such a hard decision. That’s right, you get to choose two FREE stamps sets of your choice! That’s an added value of up to $178 AUD, depending on which stamps you choose.

HOST during June or gather $450 in orders and you will receive an extra $50 in Stampin' Rewards (free product!!)

And a card....

One of my favourite stamp sets in the new catalogue is called Swirly Bird and it has matching thinlits called Swirly Scribbles.  After a month away from card making you'd think I would be itching to get back into it but jet lag is playing with my mind!  I did manage to make this card last night.

The stamp set has a bunch of different images that you can combine in different ways.  This is one of the sets we'll be playing with at my launch!!

SUNDAY June 19th

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue Launch and
Australia’s Biggest Morning and Afternoon Tea

· Receive your own copy of the Annual catalogue.
· See samples of new product.  Bring your camera.
· Make and Takes - try your hand at some of the products.
· Lucky door prizes and a raffle for the Cancer Council.
· Second hand goodies for sale.
· Refreshments.

Where:  9 Lorikeet Lane, Burleigh Waters (my place!)
When: 9.30 till 11.30  or  2 till 4
Cost: $15  ($10 for Stamp Club Members)

I was very fortunate, thanks to my lovely customers and team members, to earn my first ever Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip - a Mediterranean Cruise!

I had already been planning to travel overseas to walk some of the Camino so I combined the two - that way Stampin' Up! paid the airfare for my Camino trip too!

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Camino, it is a pilgrim walk across the north of Spain.   The whole route begins in the Pyrenees and is over 800 km long.  We completed the last section from Sarria to Santiago Compostella - 116km in 6 days.

We flew first to Barcelona and explored for a few days.  Here is my walking buddy Dolores and I in front of the Sagrada Familia - our first and only selfie.

We took a train to Madrid and found our other walking buddy Kathleen, then continued by train to Sarria, the start of our walk.

Ready to begin...

Signs in Sarria...

If you are familiar with the walk you will know the shell symbol and yellow arrow.  This is the first sign we saw when we began.

And we enjoyed scenery like this...

Pilgrims/walkers carry a credential or passport which you can stamp at different locations.  Often you just stamped it yourself.  In one little church this elderly gentleman sat and stamped and dated each person's credential with such care and respect.

 Lots of animals, especially farm dogs.  This one was asleep on a rock wall while his master worked the field nearby.

There is a strong Celtic influence in Galicia and we came across a man playing bagpipes on the trail.

That's all for now.  Jet lag is still affecting me!  I hope I sleep through tonight.


1 comment:

  1. Really enjoying the photos and comments of your travels. Love the dog's work ethic. Perhaps it was siesta time for him? Keep adding more please.