Last weekend I got back from my very first cruise....and I'm HOOKED! It was so much fun visited 3 different places and not being stuck in one place for 7 days. The food was AMAZING and I even got to try es-car-go (yup - snails) and conch (you know...the meat from that huge shell)! I love trying new things and going to new places.
We travelled on the Carnival Pride and visited Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Freeport in the Bahamas. There was SO MUCH fun stuff to do on the cruise ship...favorites were the trivia contests, the piano bar, and the evening shows performed by the ship's dancers and singers. One of the highlights each night was coming back to the room to find a different towel animal...
(this one was the coolest...it took us a few minutes to find it)
and a puppy dog
Before leaving for the trip, I had some free time to scrap some layouts. I always post my layouts to Two Peas in a Bucket. After posting, I got some feedback about the glare on my pictures (which I'm completely irritated with but I've tried several different settings on my camera and I can never get rid of it).
Well, this comment from a fellow scrapper suggested that I take pics outside with natural light. I tried it, and the difference is amazing! So glad someone was willing to give me a suggestion to this annoying problem.
Morgan did the Odyssey of The Mind program and then competition this past year - she loved it and was so proud to get her huge ribbon! I used My Little Shoebox "City By The Bay" pp - LOVE that brick pattern pp!! Also, I wanted to emphasize the ribbon she got, so I wanted to add a rosette flower. But I had no die to make one, and I also had no score board, so I kind of came up with a way to make one anyways. I made a quick video tutorial on how you can make one.
So....what did everyone end up doing for National Scrapbok Day? There was a Friday night and all-day Saturday crop at the Scraptacular store that I went to and scrapped my heart out. Here's some of the layouts I got done...
I'd love for you to leave a comment about how you celebrated the day and link up any projects/layouts that you worked on!
There's so much new stuff at Scraptacular...I had to snatch a ton of it up! Check out my layouts using To the Moon from Fancy Pants and the new Playground line from Echo Park. They are SO colorful and have such great matching embellishments!