Tuesday, December 11, 2018

New York is beautiful this Time of Year!

Ok, I should rephrase that; New York is beautiful ANY time of year!

It's true, you know.

We arrived pretty early yesterday (having taken a red eye flight) and I'm still trying to decide whether the red eye flights are a good or bad thing.

Some mixed reasons for and against: You don't feel like you're wasting a day traveling. Yes, I know it only takes a little over 5 hours to fly here from California but by the time you add the 2-3 hours you have to arrive early at the airport, any possible delays, the time spent picking up luggage and getting a rental car at the destination, then the actual time driving to said destination...well, by my count that is roughly around 12 hours. That doesn't include you stopping off at your favorite Italian grocery store to stock up on "essentials" (yes, fresh mozzarella IS an essential! lol)  This is just "travel time" and has no bearing on whether you were able to nap on the plane or not. Mostly for us, we don't nap a lot on the plane for various reason. So if you are a little jet-lagged you will probably get a nap in somewhere (add 2 hours!) Oh don't forget they are in a different time zone so when it is midnight here it is 9 pm at your place. This works great for the first day because you are tired!

That's 14 hours out of your first day of vacation. Not sure if that qualifies as "saving time" hahaha.

If you opt for the 8 am flight you will be arriving about 5.5 hours later (technically 1:30 pm) but with time change it is 3 hours later so more like 4:30 pm. Again adding on hours of time to collect baggage, pick up rental car, then (gasp) drive where you are going in rush hour traffic, more time...by the time you arrive at your destination it will be 7 pm.  And you still have travel fatigue though you probably at least got a good night's sleep the night before in your own bed.

So which is better?

I've done it both ways and my jet lag takes less time to "heal" when I do the red eye flight way, so usually that's what we opt for. Also at 8-9 am the traffic is way better on the highway leading to Long Island. That is a lot better too, you don't want to be in any sort of NY traffic if you are too tired. You will be tired regardless, so pick your poison!

However, we are here now, I will post some pictures of the little place we rented. It is very cute and it well suited for a couple or maybe even a couple with a toddler or baby. The weather is just about perfect - around 30 and sunny during the day and pretty chilly at night. Like 17 degrees!!  No hint of rain till the weekend and then it will rain all weekend. We are ok with that, though.

So, on with vacation!! I brought a little work with me and it isn't much. I'll do it today and get all my stuff mailed out later this afternoon.

Otherwise, I hope your holiday season is progressing nicely. We are in the best possible place to enjoy some Christmas spirit. These folks on Long Island all decorate nicely and it's a lot of fun just looking at their homes!

Talk soon,
Deb

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Sentimental Tuesday


Just wanted to post a photo of me and my mom, she has been gone for 9 years and it really doesn't get any easier. We used to talk on the phone several times a day and she always had the best advice! She also had the innate ability to make me laugh. I put our two photos together (for the first time) because people are always saying, "You look just like your mom!" and for the life of me I never saw it before. Now that our two photos are side by side I definitely see it!!  

Hug your mom today if she is still with you, otherwise let's all remember our moms!!

Tomorrow is a HUGE day for all active demos, we get to pre-order from the new Occasions catalog and also get free stuff. This is a promo of what is coming for our customers in January; as active demos we get to do everything first!!

This is just one great reason to join my team NOW. You will get to pre-order when we do and will have the newest stuff in your hands WAY before anyone else. When I do my demonstrations later this month you will be able to recreate the projects because you'll already have the stamp sets and new paper!! 

Contact me today to find out more!
(951) 973-3270 

or just go to my 24/7 shopping page and sign up there. www.thefancystamper.stampinup.net and click on "join the fun!"

Talk again real soon,
Hugs,
Deb

Sunday, December 2, 2018

December is HERE and so much exciting stuff from Stampin Up!

Happy December everyone, I'm so excited for all the cool stuff happening this month for us demonstrators.

I have some very special VIP customers whom I'd love to join me as a demonstrator; whether you become a demo just for the discount or maybe consider making into a business venture, Stampin' Up has something special for you.

Starting December 5th all demonstrators can start their "pre-order" for our next campaign "Occasions" - this starts on Jan. 3rd for everyone else but as demos we get to order stuff early so we can make samples and share with our customers. I have to admit I LOVE getting the stamp sets I want early so I can create and design to my heart's content. This allows me ample time to get the most out of these cute new sets and also lets me design my in person and online classes for my customers who are VERY important to me.

Whether you are my current customer or a customer who has become a member of my demonstrator team, I appreciate you just the same! I love it when my customers join me as a demo because we can have "craft nights" whenever we want, I offer free training to my current team via "zoom dot US" (a cool free online platform) and free video tutorials that I create to help them keep up with current trends and crafting ideas. Plus it is really fun to see them grow and learn and watch their creative style change.

Contact me this month if you are interested in becoming a member of Team Fancy Stamper! For just $99 you can get your choice of stamping supplies from our current catalogs and also some perks that are a surprise. You can always call or text me for more information, don't forget to leave your name and phone number if you happen to call me. I never return hang up calls. (Does anyone?? lol)  So my calling/texting number is 951-973-3270 and keep in mind I am in Southern California.

If you'd like to sign up online just go to my 24/7 shopping page at www.thefancystamper.stampinup.net and click on the link at the top that says, "Join The Fun!"  This will lead you through the steps needed to sign up onto my team. It is very helpful if you have a current catalog handy or your wish list complete with catalog item numbers so you can order your goodies easily.

Let's get creative together!!  <3