We are officially Disney-bound next April on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip and as exciting as it was to share the news with the boys this morning, it is equally important to share our thanks with every one of you who has helped and supported us to get there!  THANK-YOU to each and every one of you who have supported my Stampin' Up! business this year!  While I definitely put a lot of heart & soul and work into sharing Stampin' Up! with you, we are truly appreciative to each of you!  


Now before we head to Alaska or to Disney, maybe I should book myself into the 'Delinquent Bloggers Bootcamp' and get back on track sharing here with all of you.  April was such a crazy busy month with plenty of 'extras' that kept us busier than usual.  Those extras included the water mess in the basment, but maybe I'll have a new stampin space to share with you when we get home from Alaska?!  I will have to pack up my entire space in order to renovate from the damage of the water when our hot water tank leaked everywhere.  

Here are a couple of photos of the boys to share their excitement and our thanks for helping us achieve the Disney trip!



The weekend's weather couldn't dampen our spirits.  We had plenty to celebrate around here.  Our Disney achievement, some personal business achievements and most of all the tremendous victories that our dear friend made this past week!  


While last week was definitely busier than most weeks, it sure was one fantastic week full of victories for which we are very thankful!  May is sure to bring plenty more excitement and celebrations.  


I can't leave you without sharing a craft today since it has been FAR too long since I've shared any projects with you! With celebrations in mind, I wanted to share a page that we created at Scrapbook Club last month.  I think this one would be great to use as page of Ryan and I on one of our upcoming formal evenings on cruise or even to save and use for photos of the castle in Disney next year! ..this page has many possibilities! 


Here are some of the details.  The Rosettes were still in stock from the Occasions Mini at the time we created the page so they were a quick and easy accent!  I loved those Rosettes and how easy they were to 'color'.  Although these are sold out and as far as we know not to return, many great items did carry over from the Occasions Mini.  Click here to see which items you might have feared you missed but can still get your hands on!  The leaves for the Rosettes were created with the Blossom Petals Punch and I'm happy to announce that it will carry over to the new Idea Book and Catalogue and is on the carry over list until then!  



We embossed the Medallion with Baja Breeze Craft ink to co-ordinate with the Elegant Soiree Designer Series Paper.  To make this job a little easier than the otherwise tedious process of using a craft spot on such a big stamp, I inked an Uninked Craft Pad with the Baja Breeze craft refill to speed up the process and then heat set it with clear embossing powder.  We also tried a little emboss resist by applying some Soft Suede ink to the stamped image and CS to help soften it up a bit.  You can find the Uninked Craft Pads here on the carryover list from the 2010 Holiday Mini.  All items on this carry over flyer are also still available.  


I hope you like the page and our exciting news!  Thanks for your patience this past month and for coming back to visit again!  I appreciate your time to stop in and share with me!


That's all for now Folks!


Please post a comment to encourage me to get back on track with the blogging!   I'll be back later today with the winners of my last challenge (and if you can believe it, the Birthday Challenge…I forgot to draw that one! )

Have a fantastic week, I hope yours is full of victories big and small!  

8 People have left comments on this post

May 2, 2011 - 10:05:49
Jennifer said:

Congrats Alanna on earning the Disney trip!! Also – have a great cruise – I would love to see pictures of your Alaskan Adventure!

May 2, 2011 - 10:05:08
Alanna said:

Thanks Jennifer! I’ll share pictures for sure! …and won’t be such a delinquent about the blogging this month! πŸ™‚

May 2, 2011 - 11:05:05
Susie said:

Well hello and congratulations!  The boys sure do look excited about the Disney Trip πŸ™‚  I wuold be too if it was me!
I am soooooo happy for you and your family…..You are a wonderful and creative papercrafter  with a heart of gold as well.  Your talents as well as your caring nature are beyond measure and for those of us who know you……we are truly fortunate to have a chance to be around around you.  You and your family are so very deserving of the Alaskan Cruise…..the Disney Trip…..and so much more.  Now Lennon can actually say that he IS going to Disney World….it is not just a possibility…it is a dream come true.
As always…..keep up your beautiful projects….and don't forget to blog πŸ˜›

May 2, 2011 - 11:05:13
Charlene said:


May 2, 2011 - 07:05:04
Kirsten said:

So happy for all of you guys! Have a great time on your cruise and relax for a bit and enjoy it, you deserve it!

May 2, 2011 - 10:05:39
Kari-lyn said:

I knew you would do it!  We are so excited for all of you! 

May 3, 2011 - 03:05:00
Mireil said:

Congrats to you and your family!  What wonderful news!  Enjoy your cruise and take some time to relax πŸ™‚

May 4, 2011 - 09:05:59
Brenda L. S. said:

I love these pages and of course the photos.  I am sure excited for all of you.  You've made your dreams come true and have worked so hard to achieve your goals.   What is in the future, I am confident that you you will achieve, too.  Thank you for being a creative, fantastic teacher and a wonderful friend as wel.  You are a beautiful person with a heart of gold.       Brenda S.