Saturday, October 8, 2011


This was our first port. It was rainy, windy and chilly, but being from Arizona it was so nice! There were three other ships already docked when we arrived. We had to anchor out and tender into shore. The second picture is a tender. They were fun to ride in!
We went on a tour of Mendenhall Glacier first. We took a 45 min walk to get close to the glacier. Nugget Falls was right next to it. You don’t realize the size and beauty of these things until you are right up on them. I also know my camera does not do the color justice. The glacier is such a beautiful blue in areas. One of the ice bergs floating looked like a whale. It looked like someone sculpted it and threw it out there but it truly was just how it was melting. I did learn that the glacier looks so dirty because it chews up the rocks and they call the pieces breaking off of the glacier calves.

Next was the Salmon Hatchery. The salmon were done for the season so we did not get to see any, other then a few they had in the hatchery. But they had some sea critters for us to touch. They also had some aquariums for us to look at and a seal swimming and hunting for his dinner. Then it was off to the salmon bake. I am not a seafood eater. But I figured I would try the salmon. They had wonderful food for us to eat. I must admit I did like the salmon. Then we took a hike to another waterfall. We also panned for gold and my sister and I found some flakes. Then we loaded onto some school buses to take us back to the tenders. My husband and sister were having so much fun goofing around.

We had a wonderful day!
Onto some stamping. Last month at club we did some stamping on tissue paper and then added it onto the candle These are what they turned out like. I thought they were a lot of fun.
Tomorrow is club again. We will be making these witches brooms! They are really easy! I truly had a blast making the samples. I was able to use the packing paper I get so much of in the orders. It is nice to recycle a little. The tags were a lot of fun and yes I did use some tool which we do not sell. But I love how it makes it look.

I hope you find some time to stamp today.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

It’s Been To Long

Good morning!
I know I have neglected my blog and I am sorry. But I am working on it.
We got back from our cruise a week ago. We had a blast! First let me show you a couple pictures of our amazing room! It was a very comfortable room. A lot more space then I thought we would have. The picture of Seattle was taken out of our State Room’s window. Then there is a picture of my mom, sister and myself.  The next day was a day at sea. We were traveling to Juneau. The weather was not good that first night and next day. We were in a hurricane! The waves we hit were 20 to 25 foot waves but our amazing Captain kept us from the 50 foot waves! I have to tell you I did not handle it well and spent most of the next day in bed sea sick. The last photo shows the waves the best we could take them out our window.
I hope you don’t mind but over the next few days I will be sharing some photos of our trip.


Now onto the card! This card was demonstrated to us at convention by Carrie Cudney. Last night I was having my techniques class.(which was so much fun! Thank you ladies!) We were talking about the nuggets with the treat wrappers Stampin’ Up! just came out with. I then remembered this card. My friend Jessica had seen it on the computer at one time and brought the candy over for me to make the card. So Jessica, this card is for you. (And yes ladies, I did get to go to bed and get some sleep last night)
I used The Hershey Miniatures for the cake portion wrapped some DSP around them, and then with a few simple punches made this card. I love how it turned out! I have to learn how to do a video. I would love to show you all how to make this simple card.

I hope I have inspired you to get your stamps and ink out today.
Happy Stamping