Thursday, October 15, 2009

I Have Returned...

It's been a little over a week since I last blogged, but for good reason...I just returned from the Croptopia Getaways Bermuda cruise that I won from Scrapbooking and Beyond Magazine. I took my mom along with me (her first vacation ever) and we had a ball scrapping and touring Bermuda. Croptopia Getaways spoiled us so much that my mom has decided to become a scrapper with all of the goodies and lessons she's acquired!

I took a couple of awesome classes and learned a lot in the mini album classes taught by Cheryl Mezzetti (always wanted to take one of her classes) and learned some Cricut tips and created a couple of awesome projects taught by Cara Miller (aka the Cricut Queen). There were quite a few make n takes, too! I can't wait to share the pictures here!

If you know me, then you know I took a few hundred photos and will definitely share by way of photos posts and layouts! Bermuda is such a beautiful island and so was the ship we sailed on, Royal Caribbean Explorer of the Seas.

I'll definitely tell you all about my trip over the course of the next week or so, but right now I'd like to share the layout I created for Dreamgirls latest challenge and Shimmerz!

Prompt: Using the negative paper left over from a punch - get creative and incorporate it into your layout - You can stencil through it, mask it, or make an embellishment out of it .
Technique: Stitching, faux or real
Product: Use a scallop circle journal spot.

Click here to see what the rest of the Dreamgirls created!

I took this photo on Mommy and Donnie day; not an official holiday, but a fun day for my li'l man and me! How gorgeous are these Webster's Pages papers? them!

close-up of the top right corner and the scallop that I hand stitched around the corner of the photo

I used the negative space from a die cut heart to add a little interest to my journaling spot

I loaded up on the shimmering spritz; I sprayed the flowers and the bird that I cut from patterned paper. I also dipped a paint brush into my spritz and used it to paint the cherries.

Thanks for taking a peek!


BabyBokChoy said...

missed your posting and I'm so glad to hear that you got to go on that cruise!!! WOW, so so so awesome!

Jenniwren32 said...

Sounds like you had fun on your cruise! Can't wait to see all those pictures!!!

Love the layout and picture of you and your son. So sweet! :)

Vel said...

Congrats on the trip and love the new lo!

Dee said...

Wow that sounds like it was a great cruise.

Love the Mommy Donnie photo.

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