Tuesday, September 26, 2017

"FALLING" FOR GINGHAM AND THANKFUL FOR YOU!

The SUO challenge this week is die cuts, shapes, etc.  I wanted to make a THANKFUL card, because this week I am feeling particularly thankful to so many of my customers and downline who helped me earn the Alaska cruise!!!! I just accrued enough points YESTERDAY....the 24th of September when we have until only the 30th!!  One of my downline promoted, among others this year giving me enough points to earn this cruise.  Back in my glory days, earning the cruise was like rolling off a log.....when I lived in New York - but this is only the second cruise I have earned in the 11 years I have lived in Ohio and the first one was half earned when I moved here so doesn't really count.  THIS one I had to WORK at.  Back in 2004 I earned the Alaska cruise, but my daughter Rebekah was graduating from college smack in the middle of the cruise, so needless to say we didn't go on that cruise.  When I realized it was Alaska this year I decided to go all out and try for it - When I could see it was actually within my reach I went to eastern Ohio where I have a large number of enthusiastic stampers who have been my customers for many years now - and those ladies, under 40 of them, bought over $3000 of stamps in one day!!  That gave that boat a big old push!!!  And my class ladies here where I live have played a big part too.  My downline promoting all year....and especially my friend Carmen who pushed me over the top last night.....how can I say thank you enough????  Next July we will be Alaska bound....and I am thankful for all of YOU!! Like the card says!!!  Happy Tuesday everyone!!!  Mwahhhh!!!!  Until next time.......Karen

7 comments:

Janie Wade said...

Love love love this card!

Kathy Macko said...

I'm so glad you made your trip! CONGRATULATIONS! Happy to be a part of it.

RaeDeen Bittner said...

Congratulations, Karen! Enjoy your cruise!

Marlene Salvato said...

Congratulations Karen!! - We just took the cruise in July with Kari, Vincent & my two oldest grandchildren (now 19 & 18!) - it was so awesome - so thrilled you'll be going.xoxo Marlene

Anonymous said...

What a fun fall card. So happy for you to get to go to Alaska!!! You deserve this trip!
Gloria

Sabrina said...

Love the black plaid with the bright Autumn colours. Karen, I am so happy for you to read that you earned the cruise. I'm sorry that geography precluded me from supporting you.

Anonymous said...

So happy for you; Alaska is a bucket list for me! ox, Dee Dee