Headed to Alaska

I'm headed to Alaska with my husband, Scott, and daughter, Caroline, as part of the Stampin' Up! annual incentive trip.  We leave Seattle today on a Celebrity cruise ship for a week and are prepared to be dazzled by spectacular natural beauty and wildlife.  I promise to take photos and share! 

I have prepared a week of blog posts and card ideas for you on my Stampin' Pretty blog.  I will still be checking email for questions, orders and taking good care of my customers while I'm away, including a new exclusive offer for my Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customers.  Learn more about being a Stampin' Pretty Preferred Customer.


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  1. Hope you have a great trip. Look forward to hearing about it, both from an SU and a non-SU perspective. Like, favorite port, least fave, excursions… that stuff. I loved Juneau and Ketchikan equally, for different reasons.

  2. Brenda Bowers

    I hope you and your family are having the best time ever! Enjoy!

  3. Wow, I’m so excited for you! Have fun. I’m looking forward to your pictures

  4. Watch out for those arctic squirrels in Denali. Have a ton o’ fun, girlfriend.

  5. So beautiful up there. I’m sure you are having a terrific time! Can’t wait to see your photos!

  6. I agree with Donna! We need to keep our cooler air in Arizona for a while longer! It’s already starting to get hot again, after 2 blissful days of cool. Have a wonderful time… an Alaskan cruise is on my agenda some day. Can’t wait to see your pictures! Hugs! Bobbi

  7. Have a wonderful trip!!! Bring some of those cool Alaskan temperatures back to Arizona for us. Can’t wait to see the pictures you will bring back with you.

    Donna in Phoenix

  8. Dear Mary: Have a wonderful trip. I’m sure you will be getting lots of ideas and color combinations from all the beauty around you to share with all of us when you come back.
    If you are lucky enough to see a Bald Eagle, take a picture. Those magnificent birds are awe inspiring.
    I can’t wait till you post all the wonderful pictures of your trip.
    Take care.

  9. Dear Mary, Have a wonderful trip. I wish I could go along. My sister and brother-in-law went last August. They said it is so fantastic.
    Make sure you take time to RELAX… Ellen

  10. Jennie Portonova

    Have a wonderful time, Mary. I can’t wait to hear all you have to share when you get back. Be safe! 🙂

  11. Hi Gang: I hopped on the internet before I board the ship at noon. Went for a walk.run along the Seattle waterfront. Sunny and stunning vista of the ocean and mountains. Hugs, M

  12. Have a spectacular time. We’ve done the cruise BACK from Alaska, and the scenery is breathtaking. You’ll love it……Safe journey!

  13. tammy fletcher

    Oh Mary….have a wonderful time, been there and it is worth every minute….hate cold weather but this trip is fantastic and would do it again in a heartbeat!! HAVE FUN!!

  14. Have an awesome time!

  15. Have an awesome time; I hear there’s nothing like a trip to Alaska and I’m sure you’ll come back filled with all kinds of new ideas and inspirations.

  16. Enjoy the cruise and the time with your family. Jim and I hope to do the Alaska cruise someday, too.

  17. Bon voyage, Mary!! Enjoy the cruise and can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back!

  18. Have a FABULOUS time Mary and it will be SUPER FUN to check out the photos that you will be sharing with us when you return. RELAX and KICK BACk for the next several days……YOU DESERVE IT!

  19. Cheryl McAskill

    I hear the Alaskan Cruise is the BOM! Enjoy and do fill us in when you get back!
    Enjoy this time with your family!

  20. Have a fabby time Mary! I haven’t left you a comment before, but I check in with you every evening here in Australia. Can’t wait to see the piccys. Best wishes, Manda

  21. Lynne Hurlburt

    Have a great holiday and ENJOY !! Hugs n’ Stuff, Lynne

  22. Lisa Allington

    Mary I have lived in Alaska for 40 years and couldnt think of any place else to live. Welcome and enjoy.

  23. WOW! What fun! Have an amazing time! Isn’t it great to be rewarded!? You work hard, so, go play hard!

  24. Connie Haselrick

    You’re gonna love it, Mary! I lived in Fairbanks for nearly ten years and loved every minute! Congratulations and Bon Voyage!

  25. Have a great time Mary!! You deserve it because you are so very creative!!!

  26. Have a wonderful time away Mary. What a wonderful experience, can’t wait to hear all about it and see your pictures!
    Luv Lynne

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