I did it…. and kept it a surprise

Are you good at keeping secrets? I’ve been keeping a BIG secret and it’s not been easy.

My hubby Chris and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 30th of September and I had the best present for him that I could ever. A present I’d been keeping a secret from him for a few days… and it was NOT easy.  Let me set the scene.

Chris had brought me to the beautiful restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. 20 years is a big deal right? But even before the wine was brought to the table I HAD to give Chris his gift. I couldn’t wait a second more….. I was bursting. This is what my gift looked like….

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He opened up the world map tin I’d found, taking out each of the items – a little metal tin plane, sea sickness tablets, a luggage tag and a little champagne…. Chris was looking so confused… but then he finally got it!! He jumped up out of his chair and kissed me.

I had achieved the Stampin’ Up! 2016 Mediterranean Cruise!!!!! Next year both hubby and I will be spending 7 days in Europe on this amazing cruise liner visiting countries like Spain, France and Italy.

Can I just say that the whole of the restaurant must have wondered what in Earth was in that tin box because of the excitement it caused at our table. This will be the first trip away for Chris and I by ourselves in over 11 years (since our oldest son was born) and boy, we are so excited and so very, very grateful.

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I’d like to thank YOU my beautiful stamping friends for supporting me and choosing me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. 

I’ve so appreciated all of the encouragement from you my AMAZING my stamping friends and beautiful team the Midnight Inklings. I could never have dreamt of begin able to achieve this trip without you.

Thank you xxx. 

Now that’s enough about me… let me show you something for you.

Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals are here …. I think this is a great ‘Deals week’.

Have a look-see and click on the images below to see more details on my Online Shop:

It’s school holidays but I’ll still be posting here on my blog and on my Facebook Page. Makes sure you pop over to say hi and join in the chatter on Facebook.

Happy Stamping,

X Carolyn



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