Thursday, June 9, 2016

Welcome Back Everyone!

Thank you everyone for joining Jessie and Donna on our fabulous cruise.  We couldn't have done it without you.

We would also like to thank the stores, companies and people who contributed to our incredible door prizes.
I will post those names here soon.

Thank you to Jessie who put together the classes and fun activities.  Even with a few hiccups, she was always fun and cheery.  Just don't say the word "Mahjong" anywhere near her.

Thank you to Donna for arranging all of our travel administration.  In addition, Donna kept us grounded and on-track during our meetings by threatening to throw shrimp at us when veered off topic.

There is no way I can thank myself since that is just weird.  However, I want to say that doing the newsletters, posting on this blog and writing the meeting minutes was fun.  I enjoyed every minute of it.  In addition, it helped to counteract the mind numbing effect of cartoons on my brain.

On behalf of Jessie, Donna and myself, thank you everyone.


lovely mini album cover by M Hill.  Thank you.

I Missed All of You!

Dear Sailing with Scissors Friends
Welcome home from your fabulous cruise.  Donna and Jessie told me that everyone had a lovely time.  What wonderful news!

At the same time, I am sad that I had to cancel.  I loved all our Sailing with Scissors cruises, even the ones that gave me motion sickness.  Ha ha.  I'm afraid that my mom's health is declining and my daughter was given a surgery date during our cruise.  Of course, we had issues with the surgery and it was postponed until May.  The good news is that it went well.

Thank you for all your well wishes, thoughtful gifts and lovely cards.  I really missed seeing our newbie Sailing with Scissors friends as well as our past cruisers.  I'm getting choked up just typing this now.

You are all the sweetest people.  Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.  I wish all of you love and good health.


Thank you for all your kind words

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Beautiful Cards for the Swap

Whoa!  Did we have cool looking cards for the card swap.  Thanks to everyone who participated. The variety, colours, techniques, styles were so gorgeous.

Feast your eyes on these beauties:

This pretty seafoam green card has a cool embossed background

Darliene made this springy 3D gorgeous card

This pearlescent card is elegant in style

Shelley's chevron bunny card is too cute

The intricate cutting on this card is edgy

Lisa's colourful card is cheery and dimensional

Brenna's sparkly peacock is so stylish

This gatefold card from Double S Crafts is beautiful

Linda's dramatically cool card was made using Tattered Lace and Butterfly Magic Dies
Barb N meticulously crafted this whimsical shirt card

Liz made this sweet feminine butterfly card
Dianne made this card that is a feast for your eyes

What a lovely calming card

Leslie made this hauntingly beautiful card

Barb P made this calming and peaceful card
We definitely had a talented group of ladies participate in this card swap.

Hats off to you!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Meet and Greet after boarding ship Wheelhouse Bar 2:00 to 2:30 pm

Hello Sailing with Scissors Friends
Our group will be meeting a few hours after boarding the Star Princess at 2:00 pm at the Wheelhouse Bar for a quick meeting.  We will be handing out the schedule for our group as well as other fun surprises.
See you then!

Class Sneak Peeks

Hello Sailing with Scissors Friends
Here are sneak peeks of cards that you will be creating in Jessie's fabulous classes and her wonderful make n' take.

Sign up for your classes if you haven't already!

one of the cards from Glitter Painting class

one of the cards from the Inka Wash class

design used in a card from the Zen Doodle class

peek of card made in the mystery class

close of up faux leather card made in class

And last but not least, take a look at this gorgeous card you will make for free at the Make N' Take.  Would you believe the original colour of this flower was natural.  You will learn how to colour this flower using a very cool techniqued:
Make N' Take card

Wow!  Can't Wait!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Will the Real Barb Please Stand Up

"These are the Barbs I know, I know.  These are the Barbs I know.  Some of them are Barbaras but most of them are Barbs".
...from New Kids in the Hall, These are the Daves I know I know.

We have three Barbs (and two Donnas) joining us on our wonderful cruise.  In order to reduce confusion, please use the first initial of your last names when you place your name on your swaps, or entering contests.

I just checked and the last name initials are all different.  Phew!  What a relief.

Card Swap News

Hello Sailing with Scissors Friends
Please make 35 cards for the swap.  You can make your cards any size, shape or style.  Don't worry if you are a beginner card maker.  Your Sailing with Scissors friends will be glad you participated.  Simple cards, complicated cards or "anything in between cards" are welcome.  Please don't sign the inside of the card because your swap pals may use the cards to send to their family/friends.  Instead, please place a post it note on the back of the card with your first and last name (we have three Barbs in our group) and email address if you wish to remain in contact with your cruise friends.
In addition, I will be posting all cards on this blog so the whole world can admire your creativity.

Retro Gift Wrapped Goodies...come to Wheelhouse Pub first day for details.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Sailing with Scissors Sold Out! Our Group is now Closed!

Hello Sailing with Scissors Friends
It's official this time.  We are sold out.  We had a few rooms become available because of people having to cancel because of medical and family issues.  However, these spots have now been booked.

To mark this happy (record number of friends booking with us) and sad (no more room) occasion, Jessie and I ate our favourite shrimp.  Donna doesn't like shrimp.
Thank you to all of you who booked with our Sailing With Scissors Cardmaking Cruise.

After Cruise Get Together at I'm Impressed Paper Arts, Granville Island Vancouver

Hello Friends
Thank you to Raya, owner of I'm Impressed Paper Arts, who is hosting a drop-in Make N' Take for our Sailing with Scissors friends the day we return to Vancouver.
Pop into her wonderful store any time between 10 am and 2 pm for a wonderful papercrafting activity.
You will also not be able to resist the HUGE selection of cool stamps and supplies Raya has at I'm Impressed.  You'll be impressed!

Date:  Friday, April 29, 2016
Time:  10:00 am to 2:00 pm - drop in
Address:  1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
--upstairs in Kid's Market Building, Granville Island

Thanks Raya!


Swap News!

Hello Swap Friends

Jessie has had a few questions about the swaps we will doing on our fabulous cruise, so here is the scoop:

Please make 35 cards for the card swap.  This swap will be capped at 35 participants.

Please make 25 tags for the technique tag swap.  We would like to have more people join us for this fun swap.  If we do get more interest, we will update the blog.
***Also, please email Jessie which technique you wish to do.  In this way, we won't have any duplicate techniques.

Please only bring one new embellishment (or one new package) with a value of $5 for the embellie swap.  Jessie had a great idea to update our old wood mount game from the past.

Everyone is registered for the free Make And Take which will be awesome.  Please also come to the marshmallow game.  It is also free and you will receive items that you will need for your classes.
No marshmallows were harmed in the development of this game which does not really involve marshmallows.

Don't worry about sending in trivia questions about yourselves.  Jessie will be switching up this game.

Any questions?  Please email Jessie.

I'm soooo excited!!

Sneak peak of some door prizes.  Whoa!!!

Pre-Cruise Meet and Greet at Making Memories with Scrapbooking in Burnaby

Hello Sailing with Scissors Friends,
The wonderful owners of Making Memories with Scrapbooking in Burnaby have graciously allowed our Sailing with Scissors group to meet the early evening at the store before our sailing day.  You will have an opportunity to meet new people as well as catch up with alumni from the previous Sailing with Scissors cruises.
Also, you can stock up on adhesives or other scrapbooking supplies you may need.

You spoke!  We listened!  We wont be making a make n' take at the event but we will be doing a fun quick project.

After the event, we will be going out for dinner at a local eatery.  Please email Jessie if you interested in joining us for dinner so she can reserve seating at the restaurant.

Making Memories with Scrapbooking
4415 Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC

--parking available behind the store

Date:  Monday April 18, 2016
Time:  3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join us.  You will have fun and no one will take away your scissors. Ha ha.

Thank You for opening your store to us!!!

Kitty Relaxing on Newsletters

Hello Everyone,
Can you believe we are less than 1 month away from sailing on our wonderful cruise?  I can hardly believe it myself.
Just in case this is your first time joining Sailing with Scissors, please note you will receive a newsletter each evening filled with interesting stamping and cardmaking tips.  They are lots of fun.

Kitty!  Get off the Newsletters!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Glitter Brush

Hello Glitter Class Participants
I had a couple of inquiries about the blush brush to bring for the class.  This brush is a makeup brush that you can find at the cosmetic counter of your favourite drug store.  In fact you can buy them at your local dollar store.  Here are a few pics that may help you out:

Thanks Linda for best pic

same pic as Linda's but her pic is better

smaller version (only need brush on far left)

Here are a few more updates:

We still have room available.  If you know anyone who has been hemming and hawing about Sailing with Scissors, tell him or her to contact Donna.

Please make the number of cards and technique tags indicated on the information sheet mailed to you.  Even if more people book the cruise, we will still be fine.

Regarding the instructions for the tags, please place your name on the instructions so we all know who made which fabulous technique.  Please also try to make your instructions the same size as your tag.  It will look neater.  However, if your instructions are lengthy, don't worry about it.  Make them as long as necessary.  Also, please paper clip each instruction to each tag.  Jessie has a fun way of doing a more permanent adhesion but that's a surprise.

Here is some new news:

We will do a group photo after the last formal night dinner.  We will find a staircase somewhere on the lovely ship to take some great group photos.  Hopefully, the cruise dancing staff don't decide to break out in a musical number on the same staircase like they did in Hawaii.  Yikes!

If you have any questions, please feel free to email anyone of us at any time.  We are here for you!

Scan N Cut rep all the way from Japan

Konichiwa Sailing with Scissors Friends
If you would like to see the incredible Scan N Cut in motion.  Come see Erina Kani from Brother Japan show you all the ins and out of this fabulous die cutter.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Three Months Until We Sail Away

Hello Everyone,
Can believe we are only three months away until we sail away for a fun filled coastal cruise aboard the Star Princess?  Not only will we have a fun time with our group, but we will have fun meeting new people, seeing new sites and enjoying all the fun amenities on this wonderful cruise.
See you soon