Monday, 23 May 2016
At Sea on the Stampin' Up! Cruise
Ship's Log Monday 23 May 2016
Today we are at sea on our way to the port of Naples. It's time to hand in our swaps and then after a conference style welcome from the Stampin' Up! team, we'll be able to collect a bag of swaps various from demonstrators around the Stampin' Up! world. We've had to make 26 and will get 25 in return. One is kept by Stampin' Up! for display boards at future events. I'm so looking forward to seeing the different swaps and getting lots of ideas and inspiration from so many others. I'm hoping there will be lots of ideas for me to share from the new catalogue. Different countries had different stamp sets given out at a big onstage event a few weeks ago so with luck there will be a mass of creativity and mojo building for the months ahead.
My swap features a new in colour Sweet Sugarplum ink and card stock. It's always the same when you see the colours printed on a flyer you are never sure, but as soon as you start to 'play' with them they really get under your skin and I think this and Dapper Denim will become favourites. I used Dapper Denim on my incentive trip blog hop card.
By now you have realised I really like Timeless Textures stamp set and I used it to create the back drop for my pretty flower. I added some splatters in plum, but also used my gold wink of stella pen to add some shimmery splatters. I just used the nib of the pen and coloured the stamp, quickly stamped and then made sure to clean it with a wipe between each card to make sure it didn't dry on the stamp.
The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes which as a photopolymer set is easy to stamp each word separately but where you want it creating your own combo of words, not that this combo is very original tee hee!
Tonight we're having dinner in the Le Bistro, the french restaurant on board, it too has a non original name, but I believe from reviews that the food is delicious.
Back internet permitting with details of Naples soon.