Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bond, James Bond

Hello from Thailand!  To say that we are being blessed is an understatement!  One of my new favorite things is.. the fresh honeycomb for breakfast - just a little bit - on my waffles and in my coffee!  I was enchanted at the islands, including THIS - the James Bond Island (Robert Moore version).  
Yesterday we headed off to view these amazing caves (something happened to my videos for the past two days and are gone - ugh!).  
We had to lay FLAT in the canoe to go under and it was amazing!  Giant jelly fish, emerald waters, time with my crafting friends, laughter, exploring and adventures!
This is the first set of caves (we could sit up in) and it was amazing to see what the birds have created with nests among the stalagmites.  
We had a BBQ lunch ON THE BEACH (seriously - a dream come true!) on Rai Yang Island.  I've had a BLAST on fast flying boats, laughing it up with my stamping sisters from across the world, toes in the Indian Ocean.. to return and have Stampin' Up! bless us with amazing gifts, new stamp sets, papers and more (from the upcoming Holiday Catalog - and can I just say YOU WILL GO CRAZY for these amazing items!).  

Today we are going to explore with some Elephants at the sanctuary.  I'm ahead 14 hours from my family and friends in the States... if you want to see more of my adventures - check me out on Instagram.com/GettinCraftyStampin to see all of the fun I can share (when we have wifi).  

I am just a mom, wife, I teach card making and live a fun and zany life... and yet with hard work, a passion for others and connecting over creating.. I'm in Thailand with the other Top 1% of Stampin' Up!
Amazing.  Thank YOU for All of YOUR Support for my love and passion for crafting.  
Stamping Blessings and love,
Jamie
(Join Me in the Greek Isles.. the next trip to earn!  See how my wanting the discount lead me to this amazing place with our Starter Kit - On Sale NOW.. and then Join Us!)
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What Others are SAYING about Gettin' Crafty Stampin'...

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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