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Saturday, February 4, 2012

At Long Last - A Few Cruise Layouts

At long last I am finally ready to begin sharing some of the layouts from my cruise scrapbook. I still have eight or ten pages more to scrap but I have 18 pages that are ready to share. I will share a few layouts today and then more next week.

I am not sharing the opening page as I did not use the Cricut on page one. I ordered a custom die-cut ship with custom wording from Scrap Your Trip for the first page. After page one, I tried to present an over view of each aspect of the cruise: The ship, our stateroom, activities on board, food, night life, and ports of call.

The photograph at the top of the post is pages two and three in the scrapbook.  I used gray-blue cardstock as a base.  I cut a postage stamp trimmed sheet of decorative cardstock in half and used it as base mats for my four photographs.  Each photo is double matted with a white matting in addition to the decorative layer. 

On the left pages is a ship die-cut ship and swirl stamping coming from the steam pipe.  I used Close to My Heart stamp set Love Life (D1482);  on this layout.  The Live, Laugh, Love stamp used on the right page is from the same stamp set (for more information on this stamp set follow the link above to my Close To My Heart on-line store).  The Itinerary is printed on clear vellum and affixed to white cardstock. 

Pages three and four offer an overview of the ship and includes our sail and sign cards which we reserved to use as memorabilia.  These two pages began with printed cardstock.  I added lime green mats and navy blue border stamps to add to the page.  The Welcome Aboard die cut was ordered from Scrap Your Trip.  These two pages also feature border stamping.

Pages four and five are an overview of our cabin and includes photos of our towel animals.  I used blue and yellow mats, as well as fun trim at the top of the page.  I added the multi colored stripes and the yellow ribbon to finish the page.  As on previous pages, I printed my journaling on vellum and added it to the page.

Pages six and seven are the first of two double page spreads featuring on-board dining.  In the photo on the left page we are celebrating our anniversary.  The other photos were foods or beverages that we actually consumed.  Each of the other nights on the cruise we sat with other couples.  Each time I photographed one of our plates I had to explain that I am a major scrapbooker and that food photos were a must!  They seemed indulgently amused though I could tell that they did not get it.  However, I am equally sure that each of you understands my need to photograph everything.

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The month of February kicks off with a new Close to My Heart catalog.  The catalog is available for on-line viewing at this LINK. 

The new catalog introduces a number of new stamp sets and exciting products, including 15 new stamp sets that coordinate with the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I am adding a just couple of photos of some of the stamps that I ordered.  To purchase any product from the new catalog please visit my Close to my Heat on-line store. 

And don't forget the February stamp of the month, Thoughtful Tidings! As always, the stamp of the month is $17.95. If you spend $50 the stamp of the month is only $5!

I will be back on Monday with another BBTB2 project to share and next week I will share more of the cruise layouts.  I hope you each have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Very nice! You have given me some ideas on how to scrap the pictures from my many cruises. Yes, I understand your taking photos of food and everything.

  2. Your pages are BEAUTIFUL. I hope you share them with us at She's A Sassy Lady in the weekly challenge. TFS

  3. I love the layouts. I too am always thinking ahead of the story I want to tell with my pictures and take a lot of them. Now I just need to get back to scrapbooking instead of so much cardmaking. lol