I love the month of July! It’s filled with optimistic things like going on holiday, seeing friends and maybe even sunshine!
I am thankful that the first few weeks we spend at the Shetland Christian Youth Camp with lots of our friends and about 60-80 children each week!
This is my husband Alasdair with our car-obsessed little Cole! The Go-Kart was a huge magnet for him:)
Unsurprisingly my job last week was Craft, where I got to work with each of the dorms making a lighthouse hanging. We had great fun ripping paper and drawing lighthouses. I forgot to take a photo of mine, but this was one of the camper’s finished masterpiece.
July is also lovely because we spend time at the weekends with the leaders and staff from camp (we had 44 people for dinner on Saturday evening!) and with the long nights and days at the beach and pool, it’s great to have a change from the school routine.
I do miss being in my craft room, and even though I’m in it right now, I can’t actually make or photograph anything until I’ve tidied it! *sigh* Where are the craft fairies when you need them?! On top of that I have all the end of term paintings and work returned for my oldest three. So I take photos and then get the photos printed online and pop them in Project Life albums. Then I throw the originals away (they NEVER notice) and now we have albums of their progress 🙂
So today is my birthday! As a little celebration of summer and another year doing a job I adore, I’m going to send a little gift to everyone who orders this month. And although I do send a gift anyway (because I am grateful for your support and the huge encouragement that comes with every valued customer and online order), I’m going to send another, just to share my celebrations with you. xx
On top of that, Stampin’ Up has a great offer out! Just for the month of July every time you order over £45 (excluding shipping!) you will get a voucher for £4.50 off any order in August (2nd – 31st). What’s more exciting is that it is for every £45 order (so £90 gets you £9 voucher etc) and on top of that there is a brand new bundle coming out in August with beautiful dies and stamps, which you can get at a reduced price!
So now would be the time to stock up on card, ink and paper, grab that new catalogue wish list and get a whole load of free things on top of your beautiful goodies!
You need to enter an email address for the voucher to be emailed to, and you need to make sure it doesn’t go to junk. The voucher cannot be re-emailed if lost or deleted so save it, take a photo of it and write it down as soon as it arrives!
I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at my Stampin Up! party in Kingsthorpe, Northampton on 29th July at 7pm and at Team Training on 30th July 10am til about 2pm ish also in Northampton. There are places available for each event, the party is free and we will be making something for you to take away with you. Team Training on the Saturday is open to everyone and costs £8 and we will cover up-and-coming things, play with new product and have lunch too.
If you’d like to attend either or both events, please just send me an email and I’ll confirm the venue nearer the time.
Thanks for sharing July with me and for reading my blog, hope you have a fun filled month of sunshine.
(Don’t forget to use this host code too for a share of the host rewards!)