10.19.2009

Let the pictures begin...

We boarded The Mariner of the Seas on Sunday - absolutely no problems checking in, though finding our stateroom was an adventure. Our room was on Deck 2 - as in, the tendering deck is #1, then you go up. Since we were low in the ship, our deck was divided into 2 sections, with different sets of elevators feeding the sections. Yep, we went down the forward elevators first. That'd be fine if we wanted to go to the Conference Center (where our classes, the art room & the marketplace were) or the ice rink - but, not our rooms. We figured it out - go to Deck 5, walk across the Royal Promenade, take the Centrum Lift down and viola! our hallways!


After we settled into our room, went to the upper decks to watch us leave port & catch some sun, we had dinner, then a "welcome" party for we Artful voyagers. All of our "crew" was introduced by Jim West of ScrapMap - Wendy Vecchi & her husband Rick, Tim Holtz & Mario, Karen (aka Keychain) & Michelle - and, Jaci & Michele from ScrapMap.







We each had 3 classes with Tim & 2 with Wendy. This "collage" box was our mega class with Tim. The frames are from Ikea, the bling's from Heidi Swapp, the birds & Ideaology pieces were from Tim - and, we played with beeswax & Suze's hot was applicators. What FUN stuff! This is my box in process ... some pieces moved while coming home, so I'll open it back up & fix it, then post another photo.






Our first class with Wendy was making an art apron (mine's the next photo here). Each class we entered, we had all of our supplies were all set at each place, as shown here. The Ranger travel pack you see here was a gift to each of us & had an archival ink pad (black), a Distress Ink pad (brushed mahogany - Wendy's favorite), Rock Candy Stickles, a black Paint Dabber, Rock Candy Distress paint, a white ink pen. We each received our own Blending Tool & the small bottle of Claudine Hellmuth's matte medium - to keep!



I also stamped the pockets with 2 of Wendy's stamps - and "trimmed" the pockets with a "dash" roller stamp we each received from Glitz!

It was great fun seeing how we each finished our aprons - the diversity was cool!










To close, for tonight ... Cabo's beach in the early morning ...

4 comments:

Tammy said...

Thanks for the chance to enjoy the trip vicariously! Great apron! Love the collage box! Keep the updates coming.

Sandy said...

Love the collage box and your apron is beautiful. :)

Anne said...

Hi, Nancy! So fun to see pictures and some of the projects you created on the cruise! I bet it was a blast seeing everyone's aprons! :-)

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow! What neat stuff. No wonder you had so much fun :o)