Friday, April 30, 2010

A Fun Day

The first photo is of my husband and I sitting in a helicopter before we took off to see the volcano on the island of Montserrat. It was spectacular! This morning we visited a butterfly farm on the french side of St. Maarten. This little guy landed on our friend Kim as soon as we walked in!

So how appropriate is it that my card project for today has a butterfly on it! Our niece is graduating from college next week so I made her this card before we left.
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Supplies used: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock; Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry markers; Happy Grad stamp; Cottage Wall designer series paper; Scallop Square and Beautiful Wings Sizzix Dies and Beautiful Butterfly embosslit.

This will be my last post while I am gone so tune in next week for photos of our make and takes which features a new stamp set from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalog!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Swimming With the Turtles

The 2 photos are from our port of call in St. Lucia yesterday. We took a taxi tour around the island and then spent a couple of hours in Rodney Bay snorkeling. It has been a great trip so far!

The card was made from Itty Bitty Bits. I think thats the name of the stamp set! I don't have my mini catalog with me! (smile). There are some fun accessories to go with this set as well!

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Water Color Trio and Cruise Update

I love the technique of using markers on my stamps. Water Color Trio in the upcoming Summer Mini is a perfect stamp set for it!

Supplies used: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White card stock; Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive & Crushed Curry Markers; Scallop Oval and Large Oval punches; 2-Way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Yesterday we spent the day at a beach on Barbados. We swam with the sea turtles and snorkeled quite a bit. All of our photos yesterday were taken with a disposable underwater camera so are on film. We think we got some great shots! Last night was Share Night. You could bring a sample of something you made and display it for a couple of hours. There were trays of pastries and more fruit carvings that were just beautiful! I had a photo taken with Shelli as well.

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Monday, April 26, 2010

The Big Hello

After an uneventful but long day of travel, we got on board the Adventure of the Sea cruise ship. It is absolutely beautiful! We attended The Big Hello, a meet and greet for demonstrators and their guests. We had Virgin Daiquiris in these cute glasses with light up fish! Our "Pillow Gift" last night was a water bottle and eight 1 Liter bottles of water!

Check out the Watermelon carving!

Before we left, I did get a few cards made with some of the Summer Mini Catalog Stamp sets so will post a few projects along the way! I embossed the ice cream scoops with Versamark and clear embossing powder on the card stock and cut them out.
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Supplies used: Sweet Scoops stamp set; Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip Card Stock;Creamy Caramel and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink; Versamark and Clear Embossing Powder; Scallop Edge Border Punch

Saturday, April 24, 2010

We're Ready to Set Sail!!!

We are leaving tomorrow for the Cruise! I am busily trying to pack and finish up last minute things! I am setting up a few projects to post while I am gone so hopefully you will see some cards made with the some of the stamps from the upcoming Summer Mini! I'm not sure whether we will be on-line much if at all but if we do, I'll try and post some photos along the way as well. Happy Stamping!!
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Our travel documents came in this cute clutch! Since this is my first cruise I'm not too sure what to expect but have been told there are pillow gifts each night from Stampin' Up! How fun!