Sunday, February 23, 2014

Dreamy Trip to Bead Land

I'm settling back in at home after a fabulous, fun filled, jam-packed, BEAD extravaganza whirlwind in Florida!

I can't wait to share some of the details with all of you, so I'll start at the beginning.


Here are a few pics from day 1 beginning with the first ocean view from the "Cuz bus" - I thought the first photo turned out kind of cool with a reflection of our "driver" Chris, one of the sales reps for the large chain craft stores.

He took time out from his hectic schedule to get us safely where we needed to be and all the while shared his natural ability to entertain a crowd. :)

It's such an honor to be part of the fabulous creative circle ambassador program. I am now one of eight ambassadors and had the chance to meet up with the other two original ambassadors as well as the five newer ones added last August.

The Cousin team did a great job of bringing the entire group together in STYLE, providing wonderful opportunities to meet their staff, tour the facility and learn about their products from design through production and distribution.

Oh, and did I mention the view from my room?...ahhhh...

I took this beach photo from the balcony and have to admit I was in awe of the beauty of Florida throughout the entire trip.


Once we got settled we had a chance to meet lots of company folks and some of the Cousin family at a reception at the hotel.

We all experienced the sunset on the patio along with company owner, Jeff Cousin, doing the narrating.

I couldn't have scripted the experience any better in my wildest imagination!

For my travels to Florida from bitter cold Ohio, it was such a pleasure to wear a necklace with summery flowers in it and fabulously sparkly mirror beads.

The three strand memory wire bracelet was so sparkly and gave me something to admire while waiting to arrive.

I received these beads on my first trip to Cousin last year, so it seemed meaningful to wear them on the return trip. ;)

More info to come once I collect my thoughts about Days 2 and 3. It's like a dream...


The Quiet Lion said...

omg chris was so funny!! the trip was amazing!! glad to have met everybody, now I feel so much more connected to the group, we had just been cyber talking to everyone the whole year and to meet everybody gave me a whole new perspective!!

LisaS said...

What a fantastic trip!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

we had a blast! I'm ready to go back again :)

Dawn Doucette said...

It was amazing! I woke up to 6* in Wisconsin this morning, so in addition to seeing all of you again and creating together.... I'm in favor of another trip (soon, so we can forget it's still winter in the midwest!) LOL Great to finally meet you in person Lisa! Looking forward to all the great stuff Cousin Corp has coming down the road with beads & such! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

It was great to see you again this year! Enjoyed reading your recap! :-)

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

How excitng. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and impressions.

Becky Pancake said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time on your trip. Lucky you.

Lisa Crone said...

Thanks everyone! So glad to have a chance to share the experience. Helps to make it more real. Otherwise, it seems like it happened in a dream!