Thursday, June 28, 2007

Do You Have The Fever?

Are you protected? There's a new fever going around..... did you hear about it? No? Well, I'll tell you: NEW CATALOG FEVER!

Both The Angel Company and Stampin Up! have their new catalogs coming out NOW. OHMIGOODNESS, I just can't stand the anticipation!

Yesterday, I got notice from a local Stampin Up! demonstrator that she received her new catalogs. I e-mailed her asking when I can get my hands on one - and she e-mails me back "come down anytime". She lives 30+ minutes away (according to Google Maps) and I got her e-mail at 7:45ish last night. By 8 I was in my car, tearing down the Northway, Google Map in hand.

Even though I'm a demonstrator for The Angel Company, I'm still just as excited to get the new Stampin Up! catalog. I read it cover to cover, at least 5 times last night:
1 - 3 times: fast skimming to get the jist of the new stamps and goodies
4th read through: slowly, carefully, look at each and every stamp and think of ways to use it
5th read through: slowly, carefully, look at each card/scrapbook page/gift ideas, and think of ways to copy them

I'm expecting my new TAC catalogs the beginning of next week. Seminar is this weekend, which I was unable to attend (*sniff*) which is where they unveil the new catalog. I'm just so super excited!

Check out this Hilarious Blog Post about how crazy stampers are when new catalogs come out! I can identify with everything stated:

UPS MemoTo: Drivers and Security
Date: June 20th , 2007
Subject: Crazy Stampin'Up! Ladies

This time of the year has come around once again. Stampin'Up! is releasing the New Idea Book and Catalog. Please be extremely cautious of Stampin' Up! demonstrators (SUDs) for the next two weeks. Watch out for the following:

1. At the distribution centers, please be on the lookout for SUDs. In the past they have been known to cut fences and sneak inside covered with close to cocoa ink in hopes of blending in with the trucks.

2. The ladies have been known to run after your trucks. If they catch you and ask if you have a "package" for them, be careful with your answer. They do not take "no" for an answer. If you do not have it, just say " I will double check in the back" and turn and run as fast as you can to your truck and drive away. Do not turn back and look, just keep going until you are a safe distance away.

3. They have also been known to drive up next to you at a stop light in their mini vans and SUVs and ask if you have a package for them. Turn up your radio and pretend you cannot hear them. Do not let them approach your delivery truck at an intersection. SUDs have been know to stop traffic and throw all your packages off the trucks until they find their new Idea Book and catalog.

How to Deliver the New Idea Book and Catalog

1. Be sure you have fixed your squeaky brakes, If not - park your truck two blocks away so the SUD can not hear you coming.

2. Put in your earplugs and secure your safety glasses.

3. If you see children looking out the window, put your finger up to your lips and say "SHHHH".. They are on a "lookout" for you and are being paid to "alert" their mothers(SUDs) when they see you coming to the door.

4. Approach the front door and very quietly, set the package down in front of the door (Make sure you place it in FRONT so when she opens the door, the box will be in the way and give you a little more time to escape).

5. Back up as far as you can and reach for the doorbell, (BE READY TO RUN !!!). Ring the doorbell and make a mad dash back to your truck and drive away....

The UPS corporation is informing you of this because in the past years, SUDs have been known to scream at the top of their lungs with excitement and try to tackle you with hugs for delivering their catalogs. After you have been smothered with appreciation for getting them their catalogs on time, watch out for flying packaging material as they will open up the box before you have had a chance to leave, r they have gone inside.

Best of luck to you with this mission,and remember
Let's Be Safe Out There!!!!

Peace & Blessings!

PS: With the size of my wish list, do you think I could survive off tuna and ramen noodles for the next 3 months?

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