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I love FREE GIFTS from Stampin' Up!

One of the amazing things about our annual Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip Cruise is the way the Stampin' Up! staff makes you feel like royalty !!  They are always giving us lovely prizes and gifts and this year was no exception!

Gift1  Last week on the 2010 Caribbean Stampin' Up! cruise, we were treated to 8 free jumbo bottles of water and a cool plastic waterbottle upon checkin... and then we could bring our little "fishy" with our name/info on it to the Hospitality Room and spin the wheel for a free prize!!

I got some of the fun new Island Oasis Designer Paper in the new SUMMER MINI catalog.



Then.... a DOUBLE TREAT... a backpack for hubby and a GORGEOUS wallet for me... it matches the document pouch we received before we left for the cruise!


Hello... how GORGEOUS is this wallet!!???


Then,... of course we needed Make & Take Supplies.... so.... we received this adorable tote filled with goodies to create our projects..


Sorry.. I can't show you the set since it's a new one that will come out in the new catalog in July..

Then... to top it all off.... what's this ?  hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Only one of the MOST amazing, wonderful, beautiful purses on earth!! Wow!! Check it out.. complete with "Island Oasis" fabric lining!!!!!!!


 I also came home with 3 other stamp sets, a Simply Adorned charm, a roll of ribbon, new Vintage tags and the new Travel Journal DSP from the Summer Mini catalog!!   WOW!!!!  Good thing we left some room in our suitcases knowing we'd be bringing home a few goodies :)

Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of my new blog header.. I'll be sending out some BLOG CANDY to randomly selected comments...

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Fabulous goodies...glad you had a great time! :)

Tami Black

I am so terribly jealous! The tote and the wallet are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your bounty with us!

Kris Sobolik

Fantastic goodies! Your new header looks awesome too. Glad you had fun.


Your new heading is wonderful. Doesn't that prove we are all so happy you had such a great time!! I just love the tote and the wallet.


Wow Patty - Love the bag - I can totally see you with that bag :)

thanks for sharing

Julie Gass

Oh Patty, your new banner is super cool. I can't seem to get the hang of it but I will keep trying. All your pictures and comments are so inspiring. I love your blog and am so glad you had such a great trip. Thanks for all you do.

Shelly Anderson

Oh, Patty -- your new header is awesome!! and a cruise question -- is everyone's new bag/purse the same color or were they in coordinating colors to the material/lining?? LOVE LOVE THAT -- we'll be able to spot an SU demo across the mall!!!

Gery Benton

Your new header looks great! Love that I can share the cruise experience. I am in love with that purse! Thanks for the chance for blog candy!


Chris Kolly

I love your goodies. I can't wait to see the rest of your trip captured on your blog! I love, love, love the blog header. Those are great pictures!
Chris Kolly


GO Girl, you do a fabulous job with the MDS. Sounds as though you had a great cruise,looking forward to all your ideas and projects.

Janice Rosenthal Rock

Hi Patty - thanks for sharing! You truly "made a haul"!!! The stuff is gorgeous . . .SU is sooooo generous, and I am so proud to be associated with them! Thanks for sharing the pictures, too . . .my goal for next year is to make Leadership; then the year after, I'm aiming for the cruise! I feel almost like I know you . . . keep telling Wanda she and I need to come over to one of your workshops, one of these days!! I love your new header . . .and read your blog daily!

Linda Hunt

Hey Patty - I love seeing all of the goodies you got on the cruise!! Your new header is awesome!! MDS?? I really need to stop procrastinating and get going with a blog. Thanks for sharing..

Kathy Clark

I love your new blog header! It's so bright and colorful and shows off the cruise pictures beautifully! Thanks for sharing your news and pictures with us :o)


I love everything you share with us. The blog header is great!!

Wendy Peatross

Your header is so cute! You've inspired me to get out my MDS and try doing a header.


I just love the new banner. It so refreshing with all the wonderful pics. I just love the new dp and all the goodies you received too. Thanks for a chance at some sweet candy.


I love your new blog header!! I'm so jealous of that purse - how gorgeous is that?!? Wow! Congrats on earning the cruise - you deserve it!

Holly Denghel

Oh wow, that purse and wallet are amazing!! Absolutely gorgeous.


I LOVE THAT PURSE!!!! I love bright colors and right now I have a purse that color but of course it's NOT Stampin Up!

Glad you had a great time!

Tammy smith

Hi, Patty! Great new header. I love it! All of your goodies sound tooo wonerful! The wallet and purse are to die for! Sp glad you had a great time! Judging from Convention I would expect nothing less!

Cindy Jenkins

Hi Patty....Sounds like you had a GREAT time and you came home with bunches of cool stuff. I love your header....VERY springy!!!

Eileen McClean

WOw such excellent gifts, I love the new header as it shows all aspects of you, your family, your garden,your home and fun things about the cruise, thanks always for sharing

carolyn s

Gorgeous gifts, Patty, Stampin' Up! is such a wonderful company. Congrats on making the trip. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Buelow

Wow, Patty, you did a great job on the new header. Love all your goodies. I used to be a SU Demo and I know just how special you're treated. Am waiting for those pictures.
Jean Buelow

Sara Gustafson

Awesome new blog header! It looks like you had a fabulous time on cruise! Are you going to tell us where the pictures were taken?

Pam Dean

Awesome new blog header! It looks like a great time!

Pam Dean


How Awesome, Patty!!! You are such an inspiration and you have inspired me to really get my business rolling! Congrats to you!!!

Michele Ruiz

I bet you guys just had a Blast!! Love that purse, and awesome wallet to match! How fun! Thanks for sharing.. I was so excited to see that you posted already! Thanks for all your great work that you share with all of us

Wanda G

Welcome Home Patty!!! LOVE THAT PURSE!!! How fun is all that free stuff? Glad you had a good time and you're home safe. Talk to you soon. Blog header is the bomb!

Michele Rivera

Wow!!! SU!sure knows how to treat its guests. Looks like you received some great stuff....so jealous!!! =) Glad you had an awesome time.


Thanks for sharing. I hope to be able to join a cruise one day. Love the header.

Sue Ring

I LOVE the new header!! It's neat how you have incorporated some of your pictures from the cruise. Neat idea!!
Sue Ring

Darlene L

Such a tropical feel to showcase your photos from the cruise. Glad you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed seeing all your prizes!

Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

WOWZA Patty!!! You sound like you had a fabulous time on your cruise. I LOVE your header. I think the thing I love most about your header is that you thanked Stampin' Up! That is such a selfless and wonderful thing to do. Not only are you an incredible demonstrator but you are a very gracious one too. Also, I am so very jealous of all of your goodies. I have to say that your new turquoise/Island Oasis Fabric purse is the absolute, most fabulous, stampalicious gift I have ever seen SU! give away and you deserve that plus more for all your hard work!!! Congrats on the cruise, the ssswwweeettt goodies and the fabulous time.

Welcome Home...hugs,
Lorraine Castellon-Rowe

Sharon Canter

The blog header is GREAT! You are so good with MDS! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with all of us. You are truly an inspiration to me!

Cynthia Ferenz

I absolutely LOVE your new banner! Seeing it in the e-mail made me want to come to your blog (not that I woudn't have anyway - LOL!) and see what was up. I will be back to see more! I am sooooooo envious! Someday, I will go on a cruise ... Dream, Dream, Dream, Dreeeeeaaammmm!...

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon at verizon dot net

Michelle Wesley

Patty, LOVE, LOVE the new header. It's really cool and very colorful. As always, you don't disappoint!!


Like the new header - it's inspiring me to incorporate photos into one of my future blog headers myself! Thanks for the peeks at all your "perks" - wish I could come close to earning the cruise - maybe someday!

Jana Weaver

Looks like a great cruise!! LOVE your new banner - such fun photos!!!


Love, love, love the new blog header! Makes you smile instantly. What great gifts too! The purse and wallet are awesome! Glad you had a good time!

Andrea H

Wow-slightly jealous! You deserve every bit of it! I enjoy your blog everyday, you are such an inspriation. I love your new header-its a piece of you. Thanks for the opportunity for some great blog candy

Chrissie Szarejko

Hi Patty, Congrats on earning cruise. Well done! I am working on it...slowly... with four small children yanking on my feet...any tips? Have fun scrapping those awesome memories!

Terry Wise

I love your new header!!! Thanks for sharing pics of all your goodies from Stampin Up. Stampin Up is such a great company. Terry Wise

Donna Bagwell

Thanks for sharing. Everyone on the cruise received such lovely gifts, and I especially love the wallet with the island-themed interior.

Valerie Durham

I noticed your banner as soon as I opened the page and thought, wow, that really matches those pics so well - so Carribean! You're such a tease.....making us wait to see those stamps! Your bag and wallet are gorgeous!!!!

Kim W in NC

Welcome back!!! Looks like that was an AWESOME trip! Out of curiosity, what kind of goal(s) do you have to meet as a demonstrator to earn an incentive trip?

Betsy Z.

Whoa....that bag is beYOOOOtiful! Love that color! Your blog banner is gorgeous as usual (well they all are!), but I have to be honest and tell you I still miss that beautiful rose that was up for so long, lol! Glad you had such fun and were able to do it with your whole family! ~BetsyZ

Barbara Peck

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Stampin' Up is an amazing company!! I can't wait to earn a cruise too!

Liz Miller


LOVE your new blog header! It really looks like you and your family had a wonderful trip, which you so deserve! I am in love with that purse you received, plus the Island Oasis DSP helps too! It is my new favorite paper.

Stacey Rae

Great new header! Very creative! Hope you had a great time in your trip. SU sounds like a great company who takes care of their people! Congrats to you. And LOVE the purse!

Kelly Elliott

Beautiful blog header! You are ready for summer! Thanks for sharing your loot, also!

Susan from Colorado

What fun you had on the cruise! Love all your presents from Stampin' Up! Your title is awesome but it always is! I need to figure out how to use MDS to do the same for my blog...too cute!

Patti Pennock

I like your new blog header. It shows a lot about you. Family, hobby(love the rose) stampin, the cruise. Love it.


WOW!!! everything is so wonderful!! you really got the royal treatment! The new header is ver nice love the colors!

Kathy Mc

Aren't you clever with your fancy new blog header? What a great way to show off your wonderful cruise pics. Happy to hear you had a great time ~ knew you'd be treating like queens. You sure got some awesome freebies and deserve it all. Keep up the great work!


I think our blog header is fantastic! Love the tropical theme, the bright colors and the diversity of the pictures.

Beth B

I love the way you can put pictures in your new header - very cool! And what awesome treats from your cruise. Glad you had a safe and fun time.
bethbeaty at earthlink dot net


I love your new header! It is awesome! I wish I was on that cruise with ya! Gorgeous purse and wallet! You lucky lady! I know you had a wonderful time! Love your blog!

Patty Mukosey

What a great new header!!! It sounds like you had a marvelous time on the cruise and all the neat goodies you received!


Patty, your header sure tells a great story. The cruise sure is getting better every time I hear about it. Stampin' Up! surely appreciates their people. Nice way to show it. So happy for you.


Wow makes me want to become a demo!!! Your header looks great perfect for the Spring and Summer seasons!!

Marilyn  McCree

I love your new blog header. Wow it looks like you had a great time on the cruise.

Monika Davis

I love the new blog header too! I was thinking I need to look in to creating one with MDS and I like how you incorporated all the photos. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Lauri Coons

The cruise looks like a blast. I love the blog header,espescially the colors. They look like they belong on a cruise. Makes me want to put on my swimsuit and jump in the water!


Your new blog header is fantastic!! What a nice bunch of gifts you received on your cruise, sounds like it was a great time, glad you are home safely.

Sandy Fleming

Your blog header is gorgeous! It shows how wonderful your trip was. All your gifts look like they are just fabulous. I'm glad you are home. I'm looking forward to all your creations & inspirition.

Sandy Fleming

Adrienne West

Love the new header - pictures are worth a thousand words :) What a neat trip you got and all those fun treats too!

Barb Ross

Great new blog header! Looks like a fantastic cruise. And could the blue purse be ANY cuter?!?!? ;D TFS


Love the purse and the wallet. The colors are gorgeous. Yummy. I want one of those, please.

Marisol Gutierrez

Awesome prizes. I love your new blog header the color reminds me of the beaches in Puerto Rico. I also love how you share highlights of your trip with us.
Marisol Gutierrez

Gail S.

The pictures you have added to your blog header are so great! Looks like a lot of beautiful sites you got to see. I love the little turquois house!


Your Blog Header is amazing! It's nice that we can see the different pictures of the cruise and your husband and son. What cool gifts and that purse.......!

Kathy W.

Fabulous fabulous!! But you did work awfully hard to earn the trip. Bravo for you and SU!! BTW - hands down best new mini in years!! Love the direction SU is taking


Wow on all the goodies....you earned it and yep a bit on the envious side, that purse....holy cow!!! your blog header, it's pretty darn cool....thanks for sharing everything with us!


Looks like you had a wonderful time, I am so jealous of the larger bag you got, love it! Glad you had such a nice time, you totally deserve it! -Sue

Rebecca S.

Lovin' your new banner, especially the color, i'm sure this was the color of the water where you were at.. Envious of the gifts you received, but glad to have a chance at some blog candy..

Margaret Peltier

Wow - Stampin Up is very generous to you all! Can't wait to see the make and take set you received! The blog header is great - although I have to admit it could be blank and I would still come to visit your blog everyday - I love what you create and reading about everything!!

Pam Hodges

Your new blog header is very inspirational to us to try to go with you next time! Your bag and wallet just scream fun and cruisin' with Stampin' Up! Thanks for sharing!
Pam Hodges

Staci Miserlian

Your blog header looks so tropical - I love the color combo & how the photos are so vibrant. Very cool goodies that you got on the cruise. Bummer that you can't show us the stamp set.

Michelle Petersen

You're right - the purse is gorgeous. Once I saw the new Island Oasis DSP, I knew it would be my first purchase in the new Mini. Your header is great...makes me want to go on a cruise.

Denise Scarborough

Love the new blog header, but I must say my favorites are headers using flowers from your garden. Fun, colorful goodies from Stampin' Up! Sounds like you enjoyed your trip and you certainly deserved it.


paradise and fun! Can't beat that, Patty!! Love the nifty fun things from the cruise! Hope it's a blast! :)

Theresa Leonard

I love your creativity and your blog surprises. I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip and thanks for sharing all the goodies.

Kadie Labadie

LOVE all your fabulous goodies Patty. And your blog header is fresh and FUN. Thanks for sharing all your goodies - Happy that you were able to do the cruise.

Diana L Herranen

OMG...and..WOW!!! First of all..I LOVE your new blog header! It's so colorful and just absolutely beautiful. Second..I can't wait to start working on my Incentive Trip...and I am working on going on the next trip in 2012!!! I love Stampin' Up! so much because they really take care of their employees and care so much about us...And you have shown everyone in your post all the cool goodies (which I get to show my husband and get him just as excited as I am) to get them motivated to start working on thier incentive trips!!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful pictures...I hope you and your family had a great time!!!


love your new blog header..and thank you for sharing details about the cruise here on your blog.. (LOVE that purse!!..what a color!)

Beatrice from France

Love your new blog header!
and that purse.....fabulous!


Welcome back! Sounds like another GREAT SU cruise! Your new blog header is awesome; interesting, colorful and it looks like a part of a way cool scrapbook page! The gifts are neat as well. Good luck getting your land legs back! lol :)

Sheri C

WOW, what a great score for you! The new header is awesome and very Caribbean, I think you have the fever!

Diane M

The new header is great - Looka like you could swap out photos to keep things fresh.

Diane M


Awesome blog header! Looks like you had a amazing cruise!

Trina Leeson

What a great way to share your holiday, making it into a header!!! LOVE it :)

Trish Hoffman

What an awesome idea to incorporate the SU! Cruise Shots into your Blog Header! You are so creative and talented, my hat goes off to you. Thanks for all of the updates while you where away, I did check in everyday. Wow, you DID get treated like Royalty...what a haul. How very generous of Stampin' Up! to treat it's employee's this way. Such a great Company to work for and with. I am so envious of you, first for the Cruise, and now for your "Goodies". You must still be on cloud nine. Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful happenings, it makes me feel as if I were actually a part of the festival.

Cyber hugs, Trish in Wisconsin

Gay Ferland

Wow! Love the new header; color, pics, and design!! I really wish someday I could go on cruise, just to get GREAT GOODIES!!!


You have an awesome header...one that makes me want to be there!


Christine J.

=o) drool.. sounds like you had soo much fun! The gifts look awesome! Your new blog header is soooo sassy and matches well with the island style goodies that you got. Thank you for your inspiration and the chance to win!

Susan Dillion

WOW! looks like you had a great time, I'm so jealous. Love the new header, shows all aspects of the trip. Glad you shared the pics and had a good time.

carol marbach (udi)

beautiful header patty. love the flowers especially. your cruise goods look great. i love turquoise. thanx for sharing your trip with us.

xox ~ cheers, carol marbach.

Ret Cudmore

Oh my goodness Patty, what luxurious gifts and beautiful colors. I can just "feel" that gorgeous purse, it looks really soft, is it? And the lining...wowwww!!! ENJOY, you certainly earned it, not only are you a wonderful achiever, but the endless informatin & selfless help you give to all of us! Thanks for that! What a tease those "new" stamp sets are, with not even a clue!!! hehe! Those bottles look really nice, how thoughtful they were to include something so useful for then & now! Enjoy all your goodies & I'm off to read about your wonderful time! thanks for sharing, Patty.

AnnMarie Bartlett-Pszybylski

Soooo glad you had a fantabulous time! Love the new blog header--it really captures the spirit of the trip and the su family feeling. Can hardly wait to see what you do with your new goodies. Thanks for sharing.
Stay well,

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