Saturday, August 28, 2010

Extras to Bring

Hello Stampers,
There are a few extras supplies that you can bring for enhancing your cards:

Jessie's Acrylic class - bring a blue ink pad and a black ink pad if you would like to ink your edges.
Jessie's Vintage Class or Pop-Up Class - bring a brown ink pad, again for inking your card edges. If you have a crimper (5 inches long), please bring it. Don't buy one special for the class because I will have one for you to use. You will love the card we will make with an envelope.
Jessie's Elegant Christmas Cards - blue ink pad, also for inking your card edges

Diana's card class - paper piercer and pad. If you don't have one, a push pin and a computer mouse pad work well.

Maureen's card class - same as Diana's class.

Please bring lots of adhesive because you will be making lots of fabulous cards. Who knows, your Christmas Cards for this year may be all done on the cruise.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Looks like someone is working on her card class kits

Wow, someone has been busy working on her card class kits. Can you guess which class this is?

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Do you see your name?

The name tags for the Sailing With Scissors guests are ready and they are very cute. Can you believe we are less than 3 weeks away? I'm so excited.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Make and Take in Ketchican

Great News! The fine folks at Alaska Scrapbook Centre will have a Make and Take for Sailing with Scissors guests. We don't all have to rush there at the same time. It will be available the whole day. Don't forget the coupon for your 10% discount.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Number of participants for Card Swap and Wood Mount Game

Hello friends! I just wanted to give you the scoop about the number of people participating in the Card Swap and the Wood Mount Game. At this point in time, we have twenty people participating in both events.

For the Card Swap, please bring 21 cards that are identical that you will be swapping with your swapping pals. The additional one card will be for the contest. We will have prizes for the first, second and third place winners.

For the Wood Mount Game, please bring a new or gently used wood mounted stamp that is at least 2 inches by 3 inches. Details are in the post from last year. Here is the link:

I have played the Wood Mount game before and it was so much fun. We will all have a blast.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Elegant Winter Card Class Samples by Maureen

Maureen has come up with wonderful cards for her class. She is going to show you a herringbone technique with strips of beautiful shimmery little sage green paper. Gorgeous! Also, she does another technique called "stamp blocking" on the larger green, card. What a great way to incorporate all those Christmas stamps you have, in a fresh new way. She has a couple of cool glittery cards too. Check out the actual cards at the store for an up close view.

Parking for seven days

Donna has had some people wondering where they can park their cars while they are on the cruise. This is especially true for our guests coming from the Valley.

We have seven undercover parking spots at the store, Cherish The Thought and I would be more than happy to have our cruise guests park there for free for the seven days. Please call me at the store to reserve the spot.

Also, I live "up the hill" from the store and there is room for four more vehicles in my residential complex, on the street. Again please call me for more details.

*We have a comment below from Debbie which is a good one regarding transportation from the pier in Vancouver to our homes or back to the store. Many of us are taking the Skytrain out of downtown and then taking a taxi or having friends/family take us to our homes. The nearest Skytrain to the store is at Lougheed Mall. This would also be the best location to get a taxi, for an inexpensive taxi ride to the store.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

6:30 AM meet time at Cherish the Thought

We've been having a few people inquiring about the 6:30 time. Way way back last year, I know we were kicking around 10 am start time. Unfortunately we needed to nudge this time a few hours early. The bus company rep and the bus driver said that due to high volumes at the border, random bus examination by customs, and even the fact we are leaving on a Friday, means we could be delayed at the border. We don't want to miss the ship! It will not wait for us. As a result, we have to leave early. The bus driver is leaving at 7:00 AM on the nose. This is why we want to start gathering at 6:30 AM so that we can get the luggage on the bus organized and so the bus driver can check your tickets and your passport.
If we cross the border in sufficient time, we will stop at Stampadoodle in Bellingham for a shop-stop. Yay.

Monday, August 2, 2010

10% off coupon at Scrapbooking store in Ketchican

OK, I know that the dreaded "s" word (I mean Scrapbooking) will not be uttered by anyone in our group. We are proud cardmakers! Let us stand up and rejoice....have now jumped off soap box.
Anyways, if you are planning to scrapbook our trip, please note that Alaska Scrapbook Center in Ketchikan will give our group 10% off our purchases. The store carries Alaska themed supplies that would make really nice pages. I have a copy of the coupon here. The coupon also has a map of it's location. You don't need to print it because you will be getting a coupon with your ticket package. It is the purple piece of paper - you can't miss it.