Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ultimate Scrapbook Cruise Day 6...

Today would be our final day of the cruise... sort of bittersweet, of course. I missed my family but I loved the food, fun, friends and relaxation. We had a day at sea, which meant we had a day full of classes and a reception to cap it all off. I had Margie Romney-Aslett's "Passport to Fun!" in the morning and Karen Russell's "A Year in the Making" in the afternoon.

Margie's class was relaxed and low-key compared with some of the others. Since I am not a morning person, easing in to the day sounded good to me. She shared with us some of her ideas for travel journals. Something I hadn't thought of was taking a 6 x 12 sheet of paper or cardstock and folding it in half to form a 6 x 6 square. Have the open end be bound into a mini book and seal the bottom with adhesive to form a pocket. Use a bunch of these as pages in the album and you have a place to tuck all of those tickets, menus and brochures you collect along the way. Margie had some great samples that were fast and unique ways to organize, store and recollect your trip memorabilia. Since my "Passport to Fun!" album was for this cruise, it's not complete, but I think this will give you a basic idea of the project. It's a lot cuter with more photos, journaling and embellishments.

After lunch was Karen's class. Karen is known for her work creating interactive scrapbook layouts with altered page protectors and that is what "A Year in the Making" focused on. We created two one-page 12 x 12 layouts, one with a pocket (not pictures) and the other with a slide protector sheet. We needed to bring a couple dozen 2 x 2 square photogroaphs, which had caused some people grief with they were trying to complete the homework before the cruise, but getting all those little photos sure paid off in the end. How often do you get 30 photos on one 12 x 12 page?

You also may know Karen from her Narratives line with Creative Imaginations. Bittersweet news from her... she is going to take a break from designing so she can get back to scrapping for herself. Bummer for us, but good for her. I think we could all use more scrapping time for ourselves.

After class, but before supper was the ScrapMap Farewell Cocktail Party, where ScrapMap, the sponsors and the instructors gave away about $10,000 worth of prizes through raffles and the postcard contest.

Lots of people won some great prizes, including $250 gift certificates to QuicKutz and ScrapMap cruises. I got one of Donna Downey's "be inspired" totes that I just love - it's a great size and in my favorite color - green!

And last, but not least, the postacrd contest winner was announced. Apparently it was a pretty close win, with just 6 votes separating first place from second... and then my name was called! I think I screamed. How exciting!

Rumor has it that the 2nd Annual Scrapbook Cruise in 2010 will be leabing from Florida and cruising the lower half of the Caribbean, so it will again be fun to go to places I haven't seen before. If you are interested in going, check out the ScrapMap web site for details!

The teachers and Scrapmap staff had also given us an autographed photo of themselves. Gee, how perfect for a ... scrapbook!

And, of course, no cruise evening is complete without a towel animal. We got our final one, a seal.

Tomorrow, Day 7, back to reality...


get scrappy said...

How exiting and fun that you get to go back again. i am soooooooooo jealous! I told Bill and he thought that was cool too. I love the class projects, what great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer Priest said...

What an awesome Cruise!! WOW!! I hope to see you at CHA tomorrow!

The Mancilla Family said...

Great posting! It's a good way to remember that fun week! Hope you're havin fun @ CHA.

materials said...


Caribbean Cruise said...

Nice slides! I was in Caribbean cruise thorough ECT last year with my wife. Last day is really sad. You start remember what you did and what you saw during the week. But I hope next year we will do another one. Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Do You interesting of [b]Viagra 50mg side effects[/b]? You can find below...
[size=10]>>>[url=][b]Viagra 50mg side effects[/b][/url]<<<[/size]

[b]Bonus Policy[/b]
Order 3 or more products and get free Regular Airmail shipping!
Free Regular Airmail shipping for orders starting with $200.00!

Free insurance (guaranteed reshipment if delivery failed) for orders starting with $300.00!

Generic Viagra (sildenafil citrate; brand names include: Aphrodil / Edegra / Erasmo / Penegra / Revatio / Supra / Zwagra) is an effective treatment for erectile dysfunction regardless of the cause or duration of the problem or the age of the patient.
Sildenafil Citrate is the active ingredient used to treat erectile dysfunction (impotence) in men. It can help men who have erectile dysfunction get and sustain an erection when they are sexually excited.
Generic Viagra is manufactured in accordance with World Health Organization standards and guidelines (WHO-GMP). Also [url=]Viagra Sales Market[/url] you can find on our sites.
Generic [url=]Viagra and Analogs[/url] is made with thorough reverse engineering for the sildenafil citrate molecule - a totally different process of making sildenafil and its reaction. That is why it takes effect in 15 minutes compared to other drugs which take 30-40 minutes to take effect.
[b]viagra balloons
Pure Theatrical Viagra
Viagra Once A Day
by money order viagra
trackback url viagra
buy viagra and overseas
Viagra Acid Reflux
Even in the most sexually liberated and self-satisfied of nations, many people still yearn to burn more, to feel ready for bedding no matter what the clock says and to desire their partner of 23 years as much as they did when their love was brand new.
The market is saturated with books on how to revive a flagging libido or spice up monotonous sex, and sex therapists say “lack of desire” is one of the most common complaints they hear from patients, particularly women.
[url=]Viagra Kamagra[/url]

Dean said...

greetings to all.
I would first like to thank the writers of this blog by sharing information, a few years ago I read a book called Real Estate Investment costa rica in this book deal with questions like this one.

niz said...

Hello .. firstly I would like to send greetings to all readers. After this, I recognize the content so interesting about this article. For me personally I liked all the information. I would like to know of cases like this more often. In my personal experience I might mention a book called Generic Viagra in this book that I mentioned have very interesting topics, and also you have much to do with the main theme of this article.