Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Scrapbooking Workshops at Sea

As I perused the schedule for our first full day at sea on our recent cruise, I caught my breath and looked again to be sure I was reading it right.

Yes, it was there all right - a scrapbooking workshop scheduled for 10:30 am! Of course, this was our anniversary cruise and I was pretty sure Robbie wasn't interested in the workshop, but when I mentioned there was a scrapbooking workshop he immediately said I should go. The workshop took place in one section of the lounge on Deck 14, so Robbie simply found a seat near the windows in another section and read a book on his Kindle while I attended the workshop. (I do so love that man!)

I wasn't sure what to expect as one of the cruise personnel began carrying in a couple of boxes of supplies. I was pleasantly surprised to find that a Scrapbooking Kit especially created for Royal Caribbean was provided with the workshop.


As it turned out, there were a total of three Scrapbooking Workshops during the seven-day cruise, so I came home with three kits . . .


and five partially completed layouts.






The workshop was designed so that each participant created a 12x12 layout with the kit. Since I finished my layout early during the last two workshops, I created an extra 8 1/2 x 11 layout with some leftover bits & pieces. During the final workshop, we were using a paper crimper and for my smaller layout, I ran a piece of the clear packaging through the crimper and attached it to my page to add some shimmer. (Can you see it in the FUN layout above?). The workshop leader was so impressed, she took my layout around to show all the other participants! (Does that make me the teacher's pet?)


I am patiently anxiously awaiting a large order of prints from Shutterfly so that I can complete these layouts as I start on a scrapbook about our cruise. So, if you've been wondering whether or not you'll get to see some of the 800+ photos we took as we cruised the Western Caribben, you can rest easy . . . lots of layouts and photos coming soon!

13 comments:

MonicaB said...

How fun!! You just can not take a vacation from creativity.

Cheri said...

How fun! And how sweet of Robbie to suggest that you should actually attend those workshops! He's a keeper!

Sandra said...

What a wonderful surprise to see, and what a loving husband you have x

Karen said...

How much fun is that?!? I'm looking forward to seeing the photos!

Rebekah said...

LOL, my sentiments are the same as Karen's....how fun is that??? :) Looking forward to lots of fun layouts too now! Love your new blog profile pic!

Kirsty.a said...

Holidays and scrapbooking. A match made in heaven

Sian said...

What a lovely surprise! Just when you thought a cruise couldn't get any better..

Sue Althouse said...

Too much fun! It's been 4 years since our last cruise, so I will relive my memories vicariously through you.....

Rachel B said...

Well that just makes it the perfect cruise doesn't it? They look fab Melissa - I can't wait to see more photos :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for the reminder Melissa! We took a cruise to Bermuda last June and I picked-up the materials from all 3 classes. I brought them home to complete, but forgot I even had them. Guess I need to print-out some photos and start our cruise pages.

Cheryl M said...

Oh how exciting for you! I've never been on a cruise......yet, but I could only imagine the thrill of a cruise AND scrapbooking classes at the same time.
Can't wait to see your completed layouts!

Alison said...

I can just imagine the grin spreading across your face as you read the schedule!
Alison xx

S said...

How lucky to be able to scrap on the cruise. I can't wait until you add photos - those layouts look like such fun - I am sure the photos will provide the proof that your trip was wonderful in lots of way.