What’s ‘orangey-red’, comes in a cute medium-sized box, and makes my neighbors wonder,
“What is that squealing I hear?”
So, just for you, here’s a sweet peek at July’s Paper Pumpkin package of creative fun!
Here’s how to get your own little box of creativity! Choose to receive it every month, skip a month here & there, or even share it as a gift!
Happy Stamping, &
Yep! We’ve got giraffe prints and irresistible papers for you this week!
You’re in for some sweet deals this week … with some treasures to be found for sure.
Two of my recent product classes included the “Color Me Irresistible” Specialty Designer Series Paper along with the new ‘Sprinkles of Life” stamp set. This temporarily reduced price covers an entire 12″x12″ package of creative fun!
Washi tape fans …. The ‘Everyday Chic’ washi tape collection is a celebration of Black & White that I adore! Not only does it perfectly coordinate with the ‘Everyday Chic’ DSP, but it’s a great addition to all things B&W to add in just that little splash of pattern fun, and is a fun neutral addition to so many projects.
Edited to add: OMGosh! I forgot to mention the “Go Wild” DSP pack! Neutrals, animal prints, and I adore this paper pack … there’s even giraffe prints along with leopard, zebra, stripes, & more!
For years my private “rule” has been:
- Do not answer the home phone. It is 99.9% certainly a spammy caller.
- Exception is from one precious family member who consistently uses this number.
- ONE exception, see above.
- Said phones “announce” whatever is shown on caller i.d., so I know from across the room that it’s another spammer.
Well … today it announced a call from “….
myself … my phone number …” in the correct words, of course. Countless possibilities dashed across my mind while picking up the handset … but naturally, it was spam …. (First mistake of the day, here. …. Next time, FOLLOW my own rules!)
You’ve all heard it before as well … It’s your final notice! We have important info about your credit cards … blah, blah, blah.
I was invested now.
Already broke my own rule … committed to sharing some ruffled feathers now.
Wait a few minutes for the “representative” to answer.
I ask for his supervisor.
Supervisor answered before the expected 10-minute wait while they probably laughed hysterically! Wow!
I was not harsh at all … just firm. “I stayed on the line to complain about the unethical method you’re using for these calls. Your caller i.d. claimed to be ‘me’ calling from my own phone number. That is unethical .. wrong .. and I want my number removed from your calling list.”
Supervisor: “Well, we are in Afghanistan, so our number does not show up correctly.”
Me: “It doesn’t matter where you are … that is unethical business practice.”
Supv.: “But ma’am, we’re in Afghanistan. The numbers are different here.”
Me: I interrupted him here …. I don’t care where you are. I’m complaining about the practice of identifying your company with my own information.
Supervisor: Go _ _ _ _ yourself. We’re in Afghanistan so it doesn’t matter!
Me: What a shame.
Supervisor: Go _ _ _ _ yourself, lady.
Lesson for today:
Do Not Answer that Phone Call from Yourself!
How sad that people in 2015 live in such ignorance.
So moving on to much sweeter deals that make a stamper smile …
****Remember sweet shopping peeps! My current Hostess Code is GGWEBZMT. No matter where you are in the U.S.A., your order using this Hostess Code enters you into a drawing for my July hostess prize!
So just what is this Paper Pumpkin you’ve been reading about??
If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up … You’ll get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite wanna-be-crafty friends to give it a try too!
Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015
Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included). So let’s check out April’s Paper Pumpkin kit video and see what it’s all about!
Paper Pumpkin is perfect for those who have very few stamping supplies, yet want to sit down for creative fun without gathering & buying a bunch of unrelated supplies, then wondering what to do with them!
Tex’s Tip: This can be an easy way to share some crafty time with a friend. i.e. Girl’s Just Wanna Have Fun day!
**I’d love it if you’ll use my name, Beverly Gerard, when you go to www.paperpumpkin.com . The special code for 50% off the first two months is SAVE50 .