Thursday, October 30, 2008

cruise pictures

I can't believe the cruise is over. We had the best time, the weather was glorious , the classes went well and I had the chance to meet and hang out with the nicest, most warm , friendly and fun loving people ever. There is so much to tell and I don't exactly know where to begin. I will follow with pictures at the end of this post. Stampers Rock.

Emily and Ryan are 2 of my favorite people in the whole world and they made this trip so special for Joe and I. We had a blast with them and I don't remember ever laughing as much as we did together. Joe and Ryan were inseparable and were hysterical. Thanks so much Em and Ryan. These are memories we will treasure forever. Can hardly wait til the next trip
Emily ( and I went a few days before the cruise to help Gina K from (http://www.ginakdesigns/) and Nichole from (

The 2 days at sea we started classes at 9 A.M. and we finished at 11 P.M. We broke for lunch and dinner, and finished the night meeting for drinks after the last class. The 4 days at port we relaxed, slept in and sat by the pool soaking up the sun. It was heaven on earth.

Emily had a brilliant idea of giving everyone a necklace and filling it with beads. What these women and gentleman wouldn't do to fill their necklaces, they screamed , flirted with Ryan (Emily's hubs) , and showed up in PJ's for the classes. It was soooo much fun. The people with the most beads won prizes.

There is so much more to tell, but I would be typing for the next few days, so I think that I will stop and post my pictures now, and just trust me, that if you ever get the opportunity to come to one of Emily's, Gina's and Nichole's events, just come, because they are FANTABULOUS and you won't want to miss out.

Thanks so much for reading this far. Here are the pictures I promised. I am sorry but my computer doesn't have a caption button so I had to download the pictures and the caption separately.


#1 -Gorgeous and adorable Rina & Alicia (Gina's daughters). Just love those girls.

#2 - Our Hubbies - Tom (Gina's), Ryan (Emily's),(David (Nichole's) and my cutie patootie, Joe.

#3 - Alma (The Cat's pajamas), me and Kim (My Favorite Things). I really miss you guys.

#4 - Me, Julie, Charmaine % Amber. The nicest girls ever.

#5 - Gina, me & Nichole (I love you and miss you).

#6 - Ryan and his Girlfriend (How cute are they .....).

#7 - Sweet Charmaine and little old me.

#8 - Me, Emily, Irene and Michelle (Thanks for the support).

#9 - Kim, me, Alma and Emily

#10 - Our adorable Calgary group Brenda, Charlene, Wendy and Rhonda

#11 - My favourite girls Gina, Emily, Nichole and me

#12 - And last but not least Gina, Nichole and me

Thanks so much for stopping by

Mwah & Hugs


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I am cruise bound

Well it is finally here, the boxes are shipped, and I am finally packed and I am leaving in the morning for the StampingBella, Papertrey and Gina K stamping extravaganza cruise and I can hardly wait to meet everyone. Please keep checking Emily's Blog for reports and updates on what's going on everyday
Stamping Bella will also have all kinds of exciting challenges and specials going on all week on her blog while we are away, so don't miss it.

I will post cards, pictures and tell you guys all about the trip when I get back so stay well and I will post again in a weeks time. Did I tell you how excited I am ...


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Challenge Sketch

I had so much fun in the Bella blog challenge that I decided to try Beata's sketch challenge and here it is.
I coloured Polly Packages a Stamping Bella stamp
with Lyra coloured pencils and mineral spirits. For the embellishments I used 3 Bon Bonz and variegated ribbon also from Stamping Bella. Lots of glitter makes her pop.
Hope you like it.

We have been so busy getting things ready for the cruise and finally see that there is an end to all of the cutting and packaging. I can hardly wait to meet everyone.

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