Going Above & Beyond…

If there is one thing that Stampin’ Up knows how to do, it is to spoil it’s top achievers! This company knows how to put together an incentive trip and is the absolute best at pulling off all those little details. Anyway, I wanted to share some more photos from my trip to Thailand courtesy of Stampin’ Up. From the moment we arrive, we are treated like royalty. Stampin’ Up rented the entire Angsana Laguna resort for us (so only Stampin’ Up families and staff were on site)! Here are some photos from the resort: First we were welcomed with our name on our door. It’s really fun to walk down the hallway and find all the names of my fellow achievers and friends! This was the view from our balcony This was our room This was outside one of the restaurants (Baan Talay) I loved all these adorable little lanterns. They were really beautiful when it was all lit up at night. The entire resort was set in the middle of a lagoon, so there were fun little “rivers” and bridges throughout the resort. Here’s one of the cute bridges. The resort was huge! We were still discovering new

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Stampin’ Up Incentive Trip: Thailand Swap Inspiration

How did it get to be Friday already? Seriously, this week has been a whirlwind. I’m sorry I’m a day late with this post — I had all good intentions of getting these swap cards up yesterday, but Thursday was a marathon of meetings… I didn’t even get to eat lunch yesterday! I was so happy to get back home at 10PM and just plop on my couch! Anyway, as promised, here are some of my favorite swaps from the Thailand incentive trip. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of my own swap so I can’t share that with you — but these are awesome so I’m sure you’ll find some great inspiration here! In no particular order… This beauty was made by Winona Semler, Canada I love this one — I’m going to need to make one of these, too! This one is by Barbara Lash, Massachusetts (Funny how I go to the other side of the world to swap cards with someone right in my own state, right?? 🙂 This lovely is by Debra Burgin, Illinois This card inspired this week’s Teach Me Tuesday video! I love this one by my friend Lorri Heiling, Arizona This set

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Let’s Talk about Thailand

Oh my word. I had such an amazing time in Thailand for the Stampin’ Up incentive trip last week! It was most definitely a trip of a lifetime. I am completely messed up schedule-wise still, though. It is 5AM and I have been up for nearly 3 hours already! Those of you that know me, know that I am NOT an early morning girl, but perhaps this trip is going to change me! I even stayed up later than I’ve managed to do since I got home (a whopping 9PM), but yet, I still woke up five hours later wide awake and ready to get my day started. Oh well, at least I’m being productive, right? I’ve written two press releases, uploaded all my photos for printing and updated my to-do list all before 5AM! Anway, I won’t bore you with all the details of my trips (want to sit down and view my 5,000 slides anyone? lol), but I did want to write a little bit about the trip. First, I just want to say thank YOU. If it weren’t for you and my fabulous Shore Stampers team I would not have had this amazing experience. I probably don’t

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Teach Me Tuesday: 3D Dynamic Textured Embossing Folders

Happy Fourth of July, friends! I hope you’re spending the day doing something relaxing… beach? cookout? crafting?  We’ve been blessed with beautiful weather here on the Cape for the holiday. I did a little of the beach yesterday, a cookout tonight and some crafting today. So all in all, a great holiday. Although I must admit as much as I enjoyed getting a base tan for my vacation at the beach with my bestie, yesterday wasn’t the best of days. I got bit by a dog on my walk yesterday morning — no worries, he only caught my pants (he ripped a whole in them, though!). Thankfully, they were just my workout pants. And then last night I scraped the decorative wall in my sister’s driveway with my new car. I’m so bummed. Good news is that it shouldn’t cost too much to fix. Just an added thing “to do.” I’m a bit ridiculously sad about it, though. For those of you that know me, you know I get pretty attached to my cars. My last one I had for 212,000 miles. I literally cried when I traded her in last year. Me and Rosy were partners in crime (not

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