When we first began planning for The Paper Crafts Cruise way back in January, it seemed like such a long time away. And now, the cruise is history!
It’s hard to fathom that one week ago I was lounging on the beach in Grand Cayman, but now the cruise planners, teachers, and attendees are back to their normal everyday life. What do we have to show for it?
Lots of fun finished paper crafted projects.
Knowledge of paper crafting shortcuts and techniques.
Souvenirs from exotic sounding places like Cozumel, Roatan, and Belize.
A whole bunch of new friends.
And pictures. Lots and LOTS of pictures.
Come along with me on a journey through photographs…
Classes on Board the Carnival Liberty
- Participants spend their days at sea making all sorts of fun projects for just about every occasion!
Over 50 cards, a banner, a birthday ensemble, and Christmas tags and boxes were on the agenda. There were prizes galore (including 5 Paper Crafts special issues) and lots of laughter!
Teachers, Planners, and a Special Guest!
- It was fun hanging out together and sharing our crafty love!
Paper Crafts Go-to Gals Kim Kesti and Teri Anderson joined me as the class directors. It was fun to watch each other teach and help out with prizes and questions. The event coordinator, Brooke Mathewson (and her helpful mom) made sure that everything arrived on the ship and that all of the classes ran smoothly. Since our Gallery Idol Winner Cristina Kowalczyk was unable to make the trip, she gifted the grand prize (this cruise!), to the Runner-Up Jaclyn Miller who brought along her hubby, Toby.
Life Onboard the Ship
- Sometimes a crafty girl’s hubby would stop by during class with an umbrella drink or a bowl of ice cream for his lady!
When you’re out at sea, there’s lots to do onboard. Formal dinners, walking or lounging on the deck, meeting new friends, or just taking a nap.
Paper Crafts in Grand Cayman
- What would a Paper Crafts cruise be without photos of our readers with an issue?!
Cute Kathy Daume from Maryland and her mama Donna from Ohio rocked the braids while in Grand Cayman and shared their love for Paper Crafts magazine!
Here’s a fun poem written by cruise attendee Dee Barnes from AZ/MN who traveled with her best friend Jill.
“‘Twas the month before Christmas, and all through the ship; The crafters were busy, you could hear the snip, snip.
We had glued, we had cut, we had crafted our things; Adding flowers and buttons, and lots of cool “bling!”
We’ve made special friends, the instructors were grand, we’re just very sorry it all has to end.”
Since we feel like we’ve traveled the world, today we’re giving one reader the opportunity to win the World Traveler collection from Teresa Collins Designs. Leave a comment telling us what sort of class you’d like to take on the next Paper Crafts cruise! Comments must be received by Friday at 5 PM MST!
What an amazing trip it was! And it was SO amazing that Part Two is coming later today! Be sure to stop by for MORE pictures and a prize that will make one lucky winner ALMOST feel like she was with us.