October 22, 2009

Cruise News Part 3

Well, here we are -- the three amigos in Mexico. Mazatlan to be exact. That's Pam, Sarah & Me.

One of the very ambitious projects we took on in Tim's class was this grungeboard album for our trip pictures and memorabilia. No one came near finishing it in class and we weren't expected to. That didn't stop Tim from forcing us to create without thinking by getting the book itself assembled in record time.

We started with this map of Mexico which Tim had copied for us on Claudine Hellmuth's Sticky Back Canvas. We adhered that to the front and colored it with distress inks. In record time we attached 7 Gypsies paper to all our grungeboard as well as inking, stamping and distressing the bags we incorporated inside.

Many people worked on their albums during the week as we had a conference room assigned to us for that very purpose. It was open 24 hours a day for anyone that wanted to use it. There were supplies to use as well, including Tim's stamps.This is an exclusive trip stamp we received the last night of our cruise. I am so glad I hadn't created my cover yet, as I decided it would be perfect for the front of my book.

The shipping label I used here is actually the ATC that Mario gave away. He'd been up to his eyeballs in shipping labels, so this made a great ATC.

The bags above and below are great to insert journaling tags, photos or other souvenirs.

Another view of Pam, Sarah and Me.

Mazatlan was our first stop on the cruise. We visited the Mercado (Market). I'm so glad Sarah told me to take all these great pictures there. Love the pig's head!

In Puerto Vallarta, Sarah and I spent a day at the beach. I had a foot massage while I enjoyed a Margarita right on the beach. Can you say "bliss"?

These are the ATC's that Tim and Wendy made. I don't think I need to tell you who made which ATC.


To see more Art, Sarah is showing an apron we made in Wendy's class.

And Sherry has pictures of a cool necklace we made in Wendy's class.
Well, that's it for the cruise round up. Hope you enjoyed seeing a little bit of our journey!


Nancy said...

Your journal cover is GREAT - as is the "learn" on the page with Tim's picture! And your other pages - beautiful!

Please tell Pam I've been bragging on her husband & his crochet skills everywhere. :o)

Sarah said...

I knew you would work the color pink into your journal somewhere! Looks good!!!
I love the lower half picture...DH got a big laugh out of it and thinks you are pretty clever!
Hope you saved a little room for the picture I took of you having that foot massage on the beach.

Janet said...

wow! that album is SO COOL! I'm just drooling over everything!

Sherry Goodloe said...

I guess I should print some of my photos and put them in my journal LOL! I almost forgot that's what we made it for *hee hee*.

I tell you the truth . . . I am STILL on a cruise "high"! This is one of the best vacations/workshops/events I've been on in YEARS!

donna said...

What a wonderful album and keepsake. I am a big Tim fan. I am glad your trip was all good...and now you have all those memories of it. So cool!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow, Louise what a trip of a lifetime! Thanks for the links. I checked them all out! Saw you ladies in Tims video too.
A foot massage on the beach, it sounds like heaven to me!!!

ScrappyPam said...

Love your cover! What a great idea to use the stamp! The rest of your journal is pretty nifty, too!

Nancy said...

oh how wonderful is this journal?!! your photos are great too, especially the one of your traveling feet.
what a special keepsake stamp too!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what fabulous photos and memories you have in this fantastic book...love the design...and that photo of the three legs...priceless and darling! :)

Faye said...

Louise, welcome back! Your journal cover is fantastic as are the other pictures from your wonderful cruise. I'm looking forward to seeing how you girls create art using the techniques you've just learned.

Marilyn said...

Great work! I see you got the picture of the pig head too!!!

Jann said...

Great art--so glad you had this fun trip!

Lyneen said...

Looks like an AWESOME TIME... sure wish I could have joined you. Your journal is fantastic!