Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop - FANTASTIC Thailand!

My Dearest Friends

Any of you who follow me on Facebook will have already seen a TON of pictures from when was on the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip in Thailand.  Stampin' Up! lavishes attention on us and rewards our hard work with a fantastic, all-expense paid trip for two to somewhere spectacular.  For 2017, the trip was to Phuket, Thailand and let me tell you - this was the type of vacation that dreams are made of!!

Probably my favourite part of any incentive trip, is getting to reconnect with demonstrator friends that I have made all over the world. This trip was no exception. Beginning with a day-visit in Sydney Australia, with my beautiful and talented friend, Louise Sharp (an unexpected blessing since I didn't get the opportunity to see her in Thailand), from there I got to share fun and laughter with a bevvy of friends in Thailand. 
Be patient with me - when I take a selfie, it has nothing to do with me looking good. In fact, most of the time I look goofy. Because the picture isn't about "me". It's all about documenting the wonderful places I got to go and the fantastic people I got to be with. So here are a few pictures of me sharing some giggles and laughs with just a few of my fantastic friends from all over the world. Thank you Stampin' Up! for letting me meet so many wonderful friends!

When Stampin Up sends us on these trips, they spare no expense to show us how much they love us. From 5-star resorts with gorgeous pools and fine dining, right down to the linen , we are treated like royalty.  And in a world where we spend so much of our time caring for the needs of others, it feels awfully nice sometimes to be on the receiving end of some of the pampering. Thanks Stampin Up!

And just so you know...Thailand has always been a bucket list destination for me. One I never dreamed I would actually get to visit!  It is a tropical oasis absolutely covered with beautiful and exotic flora and I have to admit, that was one of the things that had me most captivated.  Orchids grow like weeds there!  Honestly, there are 1500 varieties in Thailand and they grow, literally, everywhere!! It was such a beautiful experience to be able to step out of our room each day and walk to the pool, and every pathway was lined with beauty and stunning plant life. I wish I could capture the panoply of colour and the aromatic spectrum that greeted all our senses while we were there.

I never would have gotten to experience these without Stampin' Up!  Thanks again SU!

Stampin' Up! is very, VERY gracious to us in allowing us to see beautiful things whenever we visit these exotic destinations.  They gifted us with several excursions and treats that allowed us to broaden our horizons and truly experience something "different".  Between a boat ride to visit the floating village, and taking us on an adventurous canoe trip through stalactite encrusted caves, to visiting James Bond island and beautiful beaches, capped off by an elegant dinner at the famous Blue Elephant restaurant.....well, if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times....NO ONE does presentation like Stampin' Up! does.  

But honestly? My favourite part about the incentive trips... Are the Stampin' Up! goodies. I received a sneak peek copy of the NEW HOLIDAY CATALOGUE and when I tell you that you are going to love it, I really mean it!  (Sorry I've had to blot out the cover design.  It is still under wraps until it is officially revealed in a few short weeks.  But even though I cannot show you what the catalogue looks like yet...trust me, it is heavenly!)

I also was gifted with a bunch of new stamp sets and framelits and designer paper from the catalogue.  Be still my heart.  *Squeal*  None of these will be available to customers until September 1. Receiving these excites me more than anything else because let's face it, the reason I earned this trip is because of my love of all things Stampin' Up!

I hope you visit everyone else's blog too so you will have a chance to see all sorts of things that I didn't have space to show you. So many of us were blessed in countless ways by being able to participate. When Stampin' Up! wants to bless you with your dream vacation they go all out, and give you a reason to want to earn the next one. 

What about you? Would you like to earn the next dream vacation?  If you live anywhere in Canada you can join my team and we can start to make that happen.  Until the end of July (just a few more days!) you will get a TON of extra goodies when you order a Starter Kit.  Not to mention a FREE Christmas Stamp set from the new Holiday Catalogue.  Details can be found HERE.  

While you are visiting me today, I wanted you to experience some of the trip through my eyes.  I tried to pick a brief collection of shots to give you a good overview of just how wonderful the trip was. 

I know if I don't stop talking you may never get a chance to see some of the other blogs in this lineup.  Please do continue along to see what my friends have in store for you today.  But also please remember - YOU TOO CAN EARN an incentive trip from Stampin' Up!  And I would love to have you join me for the experience.  Feel free to contact me to find out how.  And don't forget to join my team so we can make that next journey together.

Enjoy the rest of your hopping.  And have a wonderful day my friends.   God Bless,       
~Cynthia    <><

Friday, 30 June 2017

Countdown to Canada Day - Almost Here!

Hello my friends.

One more day.  Seriously...just ONE.  MORE.  DAY.  Until the biggest birthday party Canada has ever seen!

July 1 is tomorrow and Canada will turn 150 years old. 

I have family visiting for the festivities and I was so excited to be able to show them the uber-cute Canada cards I made using the Colorful Seasons bundle in the new catalogue.

Just cut out a few of the maple leaves, glue them onto a card, add a few rhinestone jewels and there you have it.  I even used the negative left behind when I cut out a maple leaf from one of my red rectangles
"Oh Canada, my home and native land....."

Hope all my Canadian friends are looking forward to a terrific July 1 holiday (and my American friends are looking forward to July 4).  Stay safe.  And enjoy yourselves.
God Bless,     Cynthia      <><

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Coundown to Canada's Birthday - part 2

Tick tick tick....

It's getting closer......

On July 1, Canada turns 150 years old.  And the Colorful Seasons bundle in the new catalogue is PERFECT for creating cards that get you in the mood.

Just cut out a few of the maple leaves, glue them onto a card, add a few rhinestone jewels and there you have it.
Anyone who is close to me can hear me humming, "Oh Canada".....

Hope all my Canadian friends are looking forward to a terrific July 1 holiday (and my American friends are looking forward to July 4).  Stay safe.  And enjoy yourselves.
God Bless,     Cynthia      <><

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Countdown to Canada's Birthday (July 1)


On July 1, Canada turns 150 years old.  And ever since I saw the Colorful Seasons bundle in the new catalogue, that's all I could think of!

So a LOT of my friends and customers will be getting Canada 150 cards over the next little while.

Hope all my Canadian friends are looking forward to a terrific July 1 holiday (and my American friends are looking forward to July 4).  Stay safe.  And enjoy yourselves.
God Bless,     Cynthia      <><

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Christmas in July - What a GREAT TIME to join and save!

Celebrate "Christmas in July" from July 1-31, 2017 - order the discounted Starter Kit and save a ton of money! 

If you live ANYWHERE in Canada, then from July 1-31, 2017, you can purchase the $135 Starter Kit through me and get $322-worth of goodies - but you YOU PAY ONLY $135 (no shipping and No tax!)    Starting July 1, sign up HERE.  It’s risk FREE!
  • For $135 you choose:   Up to $165 worth of Stampin’ Up! product for your kit.  That’s $26 in FREE product.  Products can be from any current catalog, including 10% off bundles. Free shipping: The kit ships to you FREE, for another 10% savings!
  • During July you ALSO get a FREE Essentials Gift Pack (Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Snail, Grid Paper and TWO "D" Blocks (this would cost you $85 if you ordered it all).  Already have these items?  Trust me, you WANT multiples of these.  I personally own 3 bone folders and 4 pairs of Paper snips.  These are your "ESSENTIALS" after all
  • YOU ALSO GET a BRAND NEW Christmas stamp set (Carols of Christmas) as a sneak peek from the new holiday catalogue!  This is a $26 stamp set for FREE!
  • That means for your $135, you will choose up to $165 of goodies, PLUS get the Essentials Gift Pack PLUS get the Carols of Christmas stamp set.  It would cost you $322 to order all of this! But you get it for $135 flat fee.  NO s&h!  NO HST!
And once you join my team:
  • And if you are local, you can come to my monthly Team Craft Night.  Join the CANADIAN SUNSHINE STAMPERS and make gorgeous projects and have loads of fun - it's a FREE monthly craft night!
  • Continue to fill your wish list at a minimum 20% discount: Once you join, you can stock up and save 20% or more on your favorite Stampin’ Up! paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free and discounted products thru Stampin’ Rewards and special promotions.
  • Be first!  Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and purchase new products in advance–one of my favorite benefits.  You will see the Holiday catalogue by the end of July and can order in August (customers won't see it until September)
  • Earn extra MOOLA and/or free products!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  The choices are yours!
  • No risk.  From the time you join through the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter you can “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits. Stampin’ Up! quarters are Jan. – March, April – June, July – Sept., Oct. – Dec,
  • No penalty to drop!  If you reach $400 in sales by the end of the first full Stampin’ Up! quarter, you renew your demonstrator discounts and benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $400 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • DO IT JUST FOR YOU!  There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.  No obligations at all.  It really IS risk-free and has no down-side!
Please email me (millanclan@bell.net) if you have any questions about the $135 Starter Kit and joining.  I’m here to help and I would LOVE to speak with you about this!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Thailand Achiever's Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue Favourite

Dear Friends

It is almost as if this new Annual Catalogue was made JUST FOR ME!  I mean, honestly, could there be any better collection of beauty and craftiness in one place??

You've either started at my blog - Cynthia Millan - or else hopped in from somewhere else.  Either way, make certain you check out all the bloggers (list at bottom of this post) so you can share some of the crafting joy that we've posted today!

As for my Annual Catalogue favourite - it is DEFINITELY the Colorful Seasons bundle!  This year on July 1, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday and this set, with both maple leaf thinlits and maple leaf stamps, is PERFECT for those of us who plan to celebrate in style!

The photopolymer stamps are such high quality, that it is difficult to tell which leaf images are stamped (top 3) versus which ones are die-cut (bottom 3).  I suppose the leaves overlayed onto the 150 from the Large Number framelits might have given you a hint though, huh?
In addition to the ever-so-gorgeous maple leaves, the Colorful Seasons set includes both a perfect cottage-country Muskoka chair thinlit (in the US these are referred to as Adirondack chairs) and also a stamp for a very comfortable-looking deck chair! And a drink too of course (complete with thinlit to cut it out).

Seasonal Layers Thinlits

Colorful Seasons Stamp Set

I haven't even begun to play with all the fantastic thinlits and stamp images that are contained in this bundle! 

Would you like to own this bundle?  (What a silly question.  OF COURSE you'd like to own this bundle!!  Not to mention at least half of the other gorgeous stamps and fun products contained in this new Annual Catalogue.   If you live ANYWHERE in Canada then contact me or visit my online store   HERE to get your fantastic goodies!!  (if your order is less than $200, please use this hostess code at Checkout  BKAYDUEP) 

Honestly?  I would love to help you get your hands on these fabulous products.  So much fun.  Such outstanding quality.  you won't regret it!

So go ahead and take the plunge.  Order yours today. 

Until then, thanks for visiting!  Don't forget to leave a comment.  My friends and I love to hear what you have to say!



And as always, my wish for all of you is that you enjoy today, and look forward to a bright and happy tomorrow.  God Bless,   Cynthia   <><

List of Blog Hop Participants:

Thursday, 1 June 2017

The NEW Annual catalogue is LIVE


Oh my friends - I have been DYING for you to see all the great new things in this NEW Catalogue.  You will love, love, love, love them, I swear.

Don't wait to order (we all know some of the goodies will go on backorder because they will be SO popular!).  So order yours now!

Order through my online store HERE (if your order is <$200, please use this hostess code at check-out  WXRMZ2TQ ).  Or contact me and I will place your order for you.  Let's get some of these goodies into your hands as soon as we can!

Enjoy tip-toeing through the new catalogue!  Hope to see you at my big BOGO sale next Tuesday evening!  And until then, enjoy the rest of your day.  
God Bless,   Cynthia   <><