Monday, December 28, 2009

Classes - Registration

Cherish the Thought is open and class registration time is open! Please call the store at 604-949-1872 to register for the classes. You can pre-register using your VISA or MasterCard. We'll give you your receipt at the class, on the ship.

Don't forget to also register for the Wood Mount Game, which is free...all you need to bring is an unwanted new, or slightly used wood mount stamp which is at least 3 inches by 2 inches.

Also, we are doing a free card swap as well. Make sure you register so everyone knows how many cards they want to make to accommodate everyone.

See my post from August 30th for more details about the wood mount game, and the card swap.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Classes - Registration

In order to register for the classes below, please call my store, Cherish the Thought at 604-949-1872. We are closed now for the holidays but will be open again on December 28th.
Happy Holidays Everyone!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Instructor Diana Crick

Drum Roll....I am really excited to announce that Diana Crick will be an instructor on our Sailing With Scissors cruise. Diana is known world-wide in the cardmaking community for her wonderful invention, the Scor-Pal. This tool provides accurate scoring for your cards, envelopes and other papercrafting projects. Her site http://www.scor-pal.com has lots of great information and projects.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Join Us Today!

Join us today at the store, Cherish the Thought http://www.cherishthethought.ca because Donna will be booking the rest of the cabins in our group today. I just know it. Enter for a chance to win a gift basket full of great papercrafting goodies worth over $100. Also, if you book a cabin today, you will receive a gift certificate for $20 that can be used in the store. How great is that!

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Video Message from Jessie

Hello everyone. Response to Sailing with Scissors have been great. Over two-thirds of cabins in the group have been sold. We getting the classes organized and I'll be reporting an update on this to you soon.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wanted - roommate for fun single stamper

We have a really nice lady who would like to share the cost of a cabin with another female stamper. Please contact Donna at 604-644-5562 for more details.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Detour to Stampadoodle in Bellingham

When you think there can't be anymore great news, I have more to tell you:
On Friday Sept 10th when the bus picks us up at the store, Cherish the Thoughts to cross the border and get us to the pier in Seattle, we will have a detour at Stampadoodle in Bellingham. We are meeting at the store at 6:30 am. I know it's early but that means the fun starts early too! We are leaving early so that we can beat the other buses across the border and have time to do a bit of shopping of Stampadoodle. Thanks to Steve Swartz who will open the store early for us.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cabins are selling like Hot Cakes!

Wow! The cruise cabins are selling really well. We have sold out of our inventory of inside cabins (cabins without windows/portholes). However, Donna is in negotiations with Royal Caribbean for more.
Give her a call if you're interested.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

World Cardmaking Day Yesterday Cruise Kick Off

It was great seeing everyone at the store yesterday for World Cardmaking Day. We had lots of interest in the cruise and we sold a few cabins. It was an awesome day. Two of the cabins purchased yesterday were balcony cabins. Can you say, cruising and cardmaking in style.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Lower Canadian Pricing Available

Have I got a deal for you! Donna has been able to get us lower pricing on our fabulous cruise:

$399 plus taxes for an inside cabin SOLD OUT
$539 plus taxes for an ocean view cabin
$1029 plus taxes for a balcony

--please note the bus cost tranfer from Coquitlam to Seattle is not included in this price.

--Tax details: Prices are per person in Canadian funds, based on double occupancy, for a specific stateroom category and subject to availability at time of booking. Govt. fees/taxes & Alaska entry tax are an additional $409.00 CAD per person. Taxes are subject to change. Rates are subect to change without notice. CruiseShipCenters or myself, Jessie Hurley is not responsible for errors or information that may occur as a result of transfer of information from select third parties, technical or human error.

Remember to join us at my store, Cherish the Thought in Port Moody on World Cardmaking Day to get your $20 gift certificate for booking this cruise.

We don't know how long we have this awesome pricing so book now to avoid disapppointment.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

October 3rd - World Cardmaking Day - meet us!

Join me and my staff at the store, Cherish the Thought for lots of wonderful fun. Please go to my store site for more information: http://www.cherishthethought.ca

Also, Donna will be at the store answering all your cruise questions.

I will be giving a $20 gift certificate for anyone who books the cruise on that day. Also, your name will be entered to win a prize basket of papercrafting goodies worth over $100.

Be there.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cruise Itinerary

Classes will be held only during the day while we are at sea so that cardmakers can spend time with their friends and families enjoying cruise activities.

Friday, Sept 10 2010 – Seattle..........depart 4:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 11 – at sea whole day**
Sunday, Sept 12 – Juneau Alaska (11:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Monday, Sept 13 – Skagway Alaska (7:00 am to 8:30 pm)
Tuesday, Sept 14 – sailing through Tracy Arm Alaska (7:00 am to noon)...at sea whole day**
Wednesday, Sept 15 – Ketchikan Alaska (7:00 am to 6:00 pm)
Thursday, Sept 16 – sailing through Inside Passage...at sea whole day**
Friday, Sept 17 – Vancouver at 7:00 am.

Dinner is at 6:00 pm

**these will be class days

++Please note for people leaving from Vancouver area, we will have a bus take guests from a pick up location to the pier in Seattle.

Single Cardmaker? Matching Service

Are you a single travelling cardmaker? We will make every effort to match you with another cardmaker of the same gender. Please email me at sailingwithscissors@gmail.com and I will ask you a few basic questions (Are you a smoker? Are you chatty? If no, could you room with someone who is chatty? Would you prefer to bunk with someone in your age range?). When I find someone I think is compatible with you, I will give you that person's contact information and you two could talk. If you decide to room together, you would then each call Donna who will book one cabin for you. She will split the cost between the two of you and be able to charge each of your credit cards.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Welcome to Sailing with Scissors - A Cardmaker's Cruise

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I am really excited to present the first Alaskan cardmaking cruise. We will be sailing from Seattle, (a bus is available to pick up cardmakers in the Vancouver area to take us to the pier in Seattle) through the inside passage to Alaska and returning back to Vancouver, BC Canada. We will have five different wonderful instructors teaching incredible cardmaking classes. We will have a fun events with prizes. Please join us for a great time meeting wonderful friends.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

We will be sailing on Rhapsody of the Seas which is a Royal Caribbean Cruise Line ship. Your evenings are free to experience the cruise entertainment such as Las Vegas style shows and the casino. This ship has a rock climbing wall, several lounges and lots of open space. Don't forget to check out the Day Spa.
You can do a virtual tour of the ship at this link. It is absolutely incredible:
http://tinyurl.com/klyxgy

Instructors

I have chosen one instructor for each of the five classes. In this way, you will have the opportunity to experience five different styles of cards created by five different fabulous instructors.



Speaking of instructors, I would like to introduce Maureen Holanti as an instructor on this cruise. Maureen has been stamping for many years and is our one Stampin Up demonstrator.


Her cards are elegant and beautiful. Experienced cardmakers will love her style. Don't be concerned if you are a beginner cardmaker. Maureen will have two assistants who will help you with any concerns. Maureen will be doing a Christmas card class in which she teach four stunning cards. We don't have prototypes for the class yet. This will take a few months when the new Christmas papers and stamps are sold. However, here are some examples of cards Maureen has done for her past classes.

Again, please note that these cards are just examples of Maureen's work and will not be taught in the Christmas class on the cruise. The style is similar, but the actual samples will be posted in a few months. Maureen's blog is http://grandmamoestamping.blogspot.com to see more great card samples.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Booking Cruise

I know you're asking "How do I book this cruise and join in on the fun?"

You must book your cruise through Donna Athey from CruiseShipCenters. She has been a cruise specialist for several years and has hosted theme based cruises in the past. By booking through Donna, I will know exactly how many passengers will be participating in Sailing with Scissors. Also, Donna can provide you with information about class pre-registration. I know you're thinking "I have a perfectly fine travel agent that I use, why can't I just use him/her?". In order to keep the Sailing with Scissors group, we need to all book through Donna. You will love her. She's fabulous.
Donna's toll free number in North America is 1-800-299-0817
Her local Vancouver number is 604-464-7447
Her email is dathey@cruiseshipcenters.com
Her website is http://www.donnaathey.cruiseshipcenters.ca/Home.aspx


Please note that cardmakers do not pay extra for the cruise cost. The rate for this group is for anyone who like to travel on this cruise.


The prices indicated below are Early Bird prices and they can increase or change at anytime, so book now!
Heeeere's Donna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






Cruise Cost

Early Bird Cruise Cost - Canadian Dollar

Category N, Inside (No View), Price per Person $564
Category I, Ocean View, Price per Person $744
Category D1, Balcony, Price per Person $1354

Prices are per person in Canadian funds, based on double occupancy, for a specific stateroom category and subject to availability at time of booking. Govt. fees/taxes & Alaska entry tax are an additional $409.00 CAD per person. Taxes are subject to change. Bus Transfer from Vancouver to Seattle included in price is based on 36 people booked in this group. Rates are subect to change without notice. CruiseShipCenters or myself, Jessie Hurley is not responsible for errors or information that may occur as a result of transfer of information from select third parties, technical or human error.

Cruise Cost

Early Bird Cruise Cost - US Dollar

Category N, Inside Cabin (No view), Price per Person $390
Category I, Ocean View, Price per Person $530
Category D1, Balcony, CALL DONNA

**Prices are per person in US funds, based on double occupancy, for a specific stateroom category and subject to availability at the time of booking. Govt fees/taxes & Alaska entry tax are an additional $371.00 per person. Taxes are subject to change. If Bus Transfers required, this is at an additional cost. Rates are subject to change without notice. CruiseShipCenters or myself Jessie Hurley is not responsible for errors or information that may occur as a result of transfer of information from select third parties, technical or human error.

Goody Bag

Is it a Goody Bag or Goodie Bag...either way, you're getting one!

All instructors and all guests who register for at least TWO classes will get a free goodie bag filed with cools treats.

Card Swap

Come and meet other cardmakers and possibly win a prize!

After our Meet and Greet, we will be doing a card swap.

I will be giving prizes for my favorite three cards that we receive. There is no cost and anyone can participate in the Swap. Instructors are free to participate in the Swap, however not in the prizes...sorry instructors.

There will be no theme. Do whatever card your artistic heart leads you to make. It can be a birthday card, tri-fold card, masculine card, sympathy card or any other type of card.

-You will need to bring 11, 21 or 31 cards which are 4 1/4 inches by 5 1/2 inches (A2 size). The extra 1 card is for my judging table.
-The cards must be identical
-The cards must NOT be card fronts, they must be full cards with a front and a back.
-The cards must have at least one layer and 2 embellishments. An embellishment can be ribbon, eyelets, brads, dew drops, charm, gem, or other 3-D item.
-Please do not write on the card. Instead, attach a post-it note to the back or inside of your card identifying your name, your blog, your store...etc. Some participants give away cards that they receive in swaps, so again I ask that you do not write on your cards.

This is a wonderful way to meet new people and make new friends on the cruise. Who knows, you may make life long friends on the cruise.

Wood Mount Game







Wood Mount Game...Watcha Talkin' About, Jessie?

I assure you this will be a very fun game. I am keeping the details secret for now. This will just add to the fun. If you wish to participate, there is no cost. All you need to bring is one wood mount stamp that is new, or slightly used (no more than 2 uses, and no ink residue on the wood mount or the rubber). You will not get your stamp back, so make sure you will not be sad to part with that particular stamp. The wood part of the stamp must measure at least 3 inches by 2 inches, in either direction.
I'm bringing my ruler, to keep it fair!

You will get a new-to-you wood mount stamp, and make someone else happy with your unwanted stamp.

Classes

Class Itinerary:

Friday, Sept 10 – Seattle..........depart 4:00 pm -no classes or events this day
*Saturday, Sept 11 – at sea whole day
---Welcome Meet and Greet 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
---Card Swap and contest 11:00 to noon. I will be giving prizes to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
---Class 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Sunday, Sept 12 – Juneau Alaska (11:00 am to 8:00 pm) - no classes or events this day
Monday, Sept 13 – Skagway Alaska (7:00 am to 8:30 pm) - no classes or events this day
*Tuesday, Sept 14 – sailing through Tracy Arm Alaska (7:00 am to noon)...at sea whole day
---Class 9:30am to 11:30 pm
---Class 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
---Wood Mount Game 4:00 to 4:45 pm
Wednesday, Sept 15 – Ketchikan Alaska (7:00 am to 6:00 pm) - no classes or events this day
*Thursday, Sept 16 – sailing through Inside Passage...at sea whole day
---Class 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
---Class 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday, Sept 17 – Vancouver at 7:00 am.

*We don't yet know which class will be held on which date but we'll keep you posted.

Classes

If you wish to be a member of the Sailing With Scissors crew, you will need to pre-register for TWO of the wonderful classes available. Our instructors are fabulous. You will not be disappointed.

We will have five classes taught by five different instructors on the cruise, during the "at sea" days. At this point, we have three Christmas card classes, one cardmaking class using Acrylics and one All Ocassion card class. We will have seasoned instructors who will have assistants to help beginners or anyone with questions.

The cost for each class is $30. It includes all the cardstock, paper and embelishments for making the cards.

In order to pre-register for your classes, please phone 604-949-1872 which is the number of my store, Cherish the Thought. Please tell my staff member which classes you would like to register for and she will take your credit card information from you. Your credit card receipt will be given to you on the cruise.

Pre-registration is necessary so the instructor knows how many card kits to prep for the class.

You will neet to bring:

-your favourite adhesives such glue runners, a glue pen (for small embellishments), and Tombo-like glue.
-foam tape adhesive, or dimensionals, they are sometimes called “Pop ups”.
-fine tip scissors for cutting ribbon and a pair of regular scissors.

Please pack the scissors in your luggage, not your carry-on or hand-held purse or bags

****Please make sure to bring enough adhesives for all your classes. You will not be able to buy supplies on the ship. More is better****

Optional accessories that we like to have but are not necessary:

a small brown ink pad for distressing, a sponge, a sanding block (or a bit of sand paper), and a bone folder. We have reserved a conference room so the lighting should be fine. However, please feel free to bring your own battery operated (unsure of plug situation) light.


---Please note that we are paying for the instructors from the class fees, not from the cruise fare (that is why the cruise cost is so reasonable). As a result we are unable to issue you a refund for the class for any reason. You will be given the card kit materials to make your card at home, if you are unable to attend the class.