Sunday, November 28, 2010

Naughty or Nice?

I saw this lovely Basic Grey paper and put together a sweet card. This is Maurice and wouldn't any little boy LOVE a pair of socks for Christmas?? I used crayons, stickles  and the sentiment is from Kimmie.
LRW - Basic Grey
Paper Cutz Challenge - Anything goes
Digi Doodle - Christmas colours red and green
Ooh la la - Christmas song (Santa Claus is Coming to Town)
Die Cut Dreams - using a die cut
Kraftin Kimmie - seeing spots

Thursday, November 25, 2010

One of a Kind

Yes - the One of a Kind Craft Show opened its doors today!! Yahoo! It was a slow start but a good ending. Our Probus Club chartered a bus and 48 ladies were at the Rec Centre at 8:00 to get a good start on their shopping. Unfortunately, the first bus we boarded wasn't ours, so off we went into the cold to wait for the next one. When the second bus arrived, the driver mentioned there were problems with the bus. After boarding and getting settled, I asked him what he meant with "problems". Oh, there is a major transmission problem he said so I called for another bus!! Third is a charm they say! So, we waited patiently, and waited not so patiently until he had a call and drove out and off to the Auditorium. He thought it would be closer for the "coach" to meet us. The coach did arrive and it did have a bathroom and it was bigger, unfortunately, it was a standard so getting in and out of first was a challenge especially in bumper to bumper traffic. We did arrive safely and saw the best show yet! There were vendors from all over Canada and incredible purchases to be had. I did get some wonderful Christmas presents and was excited to bring the haul home. I did learn that the "bum warmer" is THE gift this year. Too bad I learned this after I left the building. Go figure!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

On Board Fun!

Ziplining over the Boardwalk

While I was uploading our cruise pix, I got so excited remembering the fun times! Here are a few of the activites that I so enjoyed!!

Bougie Boarding, praying I wouldn't tip off!

Rock Climbing

Getting Ready for Christmas

Being away is nice but the time on holiday adds to the stress level when you return and discover that the majority of the neighbours have their Christmas lights up and decorations out! Today I decided to make a card. I played along at:
LRW as Rosanne's challenge was to add a banner. I have never done this so I liked the idea! I used the stamp Trimming the Tree and coloured with Prismacolors, added some Stickles to the scarf, tree, and star, used some pop dots, stickers from the DCWV Christmas Combo pack, some twine and brads. The picture isn't as vibrant as the real deal but I'll keep  experimenting with exposure.
Ooh-La-La Creations - Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters - Christmas Tree
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas
Pollycraft Challenge - Glittery Christmas

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Gone Sailing....

The Oasis of the Seas
I have been MIA for a couple of weeks and have been having trouble adjusting to time in the real world. We left our home Oct 29 for FLL and enjoyed a day of shopping and relaxing before embarking on the Oasis of the Seas Oct. 30th on a Western Caribbean cruise. The Oasis has the reputation of being the biggest cruise ship in the world. There were 5800 passengers!! I should say so!! She is an amazing ship and if you enjoy being busy, then this might be the ship for you. Many of the passengers were on board for two weeks as it takes that long to take part in all the activities. I don't know about that...we seemed to see and do "almost" everything. Luckily, friends who sailed her in Sept, sent us the Compass...the daily listing of activities so we had a heads up and were able to prioritize. I will try to post some of the pictures we took. Royal Caribbean offers a fun cruise. I was able to Boogie Board, Rock Climb, Zip Line, play mini golf, take a scrapbooking and jewellery making workshop, take a dance class, play trivia, ride the Rising Tide bar...there must be more. The entertainment was outstanding. We saw Hairspray ( I sang along!), saw a show with the Texas Tenors (America's Got Talent), saw an ice skating show based on Hans Christian Andersen, sat in on a stand up comedy show, viewed an aqua theatre show featuring high divers, syncro swimmers and acrobats all performing in a small pool at the back of the ship. They had to postpone our show partway through as the water became rough and dangerous. Once the stabilizers were out and working, the show continued. Come Fly With Me was a show featuring the singers and dancers and acrobats performing above us in the theatre during the show! Experiencing Hallowe'en on the Oasis was an experience in itself! The activities team went all out with decorations, music, a parade on the Promenade. We even went through a haunted house! Some passengers went all out wearing the most creative costumes!  What a week! We were exhausted! Afterwards, we headed up past West Palm Beach and spent the next week on the beach. It was just what the doctor ordered!