Chit Chat

Home and Being Sick (Allergies)

Hello Crafty Friends,

Well, vacation was so relaxing and the seven days on the ship was amazing for the most part. Enjoyed a couple of ports of call much more than the other two. And cannot wait for the day that we fly back to one to spend even more time on the island. Yes, I am glad to be home though! However since returning, I have dealt with an allergy related headache. Yesterday it was all but gone finally. Yay! And today it seems to be (shhhhhh) gone.

Our home for the seven days was the Carnival Conquest and we stopped in Grand Turk; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St Thomas, USVI; and Amber Cove, Dominican Republic before returning to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mike and I enjoyed our balcony stateroom, and it was at the front of the ship, which meant long walks some days. LoL

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I will have a craft blog up later today. 🙂    Thank you for your patience as I re-acclimated to being home and dealing with some other tenant issues on to of my allergy headache. You all are the best!

I may post more cruise photos next week.

Until later…. happy creating… and it’s more than just ink on paper… it’s also the passion!!

Hugs and Blessings,

FSJ, Fun Stampers Journey, Papercrafting, card making, crafts, DIY

Nautical Pocket Card Thanks

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today’s project was inspired by my upcoming 7 day cruise. Although we always prepay our gratuities, I wanted a little something to give to those who go above and beyond their job. You know how there are always those awesome crew members that really stand out in some way. Mike and I like to show our gratitude by giving them a little extra other than what they deem reasoable to pay.

I started out by die cutting Demin Days cardstock into 4.25″x5.5′ sheets, and then used the Pocket Card die to diecut them. I then used now retired (but a personal favorite) 6×6 Nautical Adventures paper pad to add some panels to the pocket card. I picked random sheets and used them all on the pocket cards. The paper pad is double-sided so I was able to pick and choose as needed.  I then cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock down to make a small card (I did not measure but eyed it) to fit in the pocket.  I adhered some matching paper from the pad to the front as well. On the front of the pocket, I added a small tag cut from our Tag Time punch andn stamped the word Thanks on it. Added some Black Journey Thread tied into a bow and stapled on tag.  to complete the pocket card, I added a small piece of Oatmeal Cookie Satin Ribbon stapled on top of back panel of pocket card. Left inside of the mini card blank so we can write a personal message once on board the ship. 🙂  I may make a few more as *Just in case we need extras.*

Hope you enjoyed today’s fun creation. What have you been crafting lately?  Leave me a comment below and let me know. 🙂  I look forward to seeing your comments.

Have a crafty week… Until next time!!

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Hugs and Blessings,
Executive Leader
Journey Coach #99