Tomorrow, this kid will turn 19. I can’t believe it. It’s amazing how quickly the years have flown by. That saying “the days are long, but the years are short” is so very true. When he was little, I had no idea how to keep up with a high energy boy on a daily basis. Yet, now thinking back, those years are a blur of trains and soccer games. I have loved watching you grow through years. I have enjoyed each fun new phase of your life. The fun crazy kid that loved to run everywhere to the smart young man you are.
Everyone warns you that last year of high school is so tough as you prepare to let them leave the nest. And it was. I wasn’t ready to let you go. Some days I wondered how you’d make it on your own without me. And frankly, some days I was ready to pack your suitcase for you (#teenagers).
But it’s also so very amazing. Finishing up your high school career. Seeing you make decisions about your future. Discovering the love for a particular career choice. Making tough decisions when you know they are right for you. Watching you prepare to navigate the world on your own.
And seeing you become the man you were always meant to be. You have grown so much in the last year. I think you might even be ready to leave the nest, even if I’m not ready to let you go. You’ve had a ton of adult decisions to make this year, including telling your mom you decided to go with Plan B for college. I was nervous for Plan B, but I had faith that you knew what was right for you. I’m so very proud of you and the choices you’ve made. After seeing all the changes this past year, I know you will go far in life.
My wish for you is to always do your very best and never settle. To go after the things you want and to live life with passion. And as always… make good choices.
And now for some classes! I’m starting off with some card classes and Paper Pumpkin nights. I’ve also listed the date for my new Catalog Open House in June. You’ll want to save the date for this event.
2/25, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (How Sweet It Is Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new How Sweet It Is products in the Occasions Catalog.
2/27, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm Paper Pumpkin Night $15.00 Come check out Stampin Up’s Paper Pumpkin subscription kit and see what it’s all about. Make two cards.
3/25, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (All About Birthdays). Make two cards and a 3D box using new products in the Occasions Catalog.
4/29, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (Happiness Blooms Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new Happiness Blooms products in the Occasions Catalog.
5/1, Wednesday, 7:00-9:00 pm Paper Pumpkin Night $15.00 Come check out Stampin Up’s Paper Pumpkin subscription kit and see what it’s all about. Make two cards.
5/20, Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm Card Class $25.00 (Classic Garage Suite). Make two cards and a 3D box using the fun new Classic Garage products in the Occasions Catalog.
6/1, Saturday, 2:30-5:00 pm New Annual Catalog Open House $10. Come check out the new Annual Catalog and new In Colors for 2019. Make one project and take home your Annual Catalog with you.
You’re hired! Doesn’t that sound awesome? I bet you didn’t even know you were looking for a job. If you’ve been on the fence about becoming a Demonstrator, now is the perfect time to sign up. Sale-abration started earlier this month and we have some great rewards that are available. There are two options for signing up: Option 1 spend $99 and select $175 in products to come in your kit; Option 2 is spend $129 and select $175 in products for your kit and get that amazing new Craft & Carry Tote Bag! I was able to get one of these tote bags last month and it is so great. I love that it fits my paper trimmer and has a ton of pockets for so many things.