Friday, May 20, 2011

The Schedule "At a Glance"

Here is the schedule “at a glance”:

Sept 18 – leave Vancouver
Sept 19 – Alcohol Ink Technique card class (morning). Meet and greet with Jessie and other guests, give out goody bags
Sept 20 – Christmas Card Class (morning)
*Wood Mount Game (afternoon) – free
Sept 21 – Stencil/Tombow Marker Technique Class (morning)
*Make ‘N Take (afternoon) – free
Sept 22 – Gail’s Hawaiian Themed card class (morning)
*Card Swap – free to enter
Sept 23 – Special Guest Instructor Class - Andrew Hurley, Copper Card class
ie’s Neat ‘Nique (afternoon) – free
Sept 24 – in Kona
Sept 25 – in Kaui
Sept 26 – in Hilo
Sept 27 – in Maui
Sept 28 – in Maui
Sept 29 – in Honolulu
Sept 30 – disembark Honolulu

note you must register for, at least, two classes in order to be able to do the fun free events.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Single Traveller Alert - Roommate needed

We have a really nice lady named Denise who would like a roommate for the cruise. If you're interested, please call Donna.

Here is Donna's contact info:

Donna Athey, Cruise and Vacation Specialist
Direct: 604-464-7447
Toll Free: 1-800-299-0817
Cell: 604-644-5562

I'm reading this information from her business card. She is a Gold status agent. This means, she knows what she is talking about.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Making New Friends

This is my friend Gail and my other friend Gail.

A really nice unexpected perk from Sailing With Scissors is making new friends. My pal Gail and I roomed together on the previous Sailing With Scissors Alaskan cruise and we met another like-minded cardmaker, also named Gail. She is such a great person. We all ended up going to a stamping convention in Puyallup last weekend. If it hadn't been for Sailing with Scissors, we would never have met.

Another reason to join the fun on the Sailing with Scissors Cruise!

Here we are at Gail's place making cards:

Friday, May 6, 2011

We have our class schedule available

We are so excited with our class schedule. We received feedback that two classes a day were too many. Our stampers wanted to lounge by the pool in the afternoon, read a book or work on their
own projects. You spoke - we listened. Jessie has organized the schedule so that there is one morning class (not too early for us non-morning people) a day, and an optional free quick afternoon event.

I don't have the class times yet because we don't have confirmation of the conference room timetable.

All classes are $35 dollars. Participants will have the chance to win prizes in each class. We don't have class samples yet but I have posted pics of the "style" of card to expect for each class.

We board on September 18th. This is an afternoon to get unpacked, wave good bye to our beautiful city of Vancouver and check out the ship. No events will be planned this day.
However, you will get your first Sailing with Scissors newsletter which is jammed packed with useful information. Subsequent newsletters will be about cardmaking. You will gain helpful hints, techniques, ideas and even itty bitty card samples.

September 19th - first day at sea will start with introductions and a "meet and greet". Jessie with be handing out the goody bags to everyone. I can't wait to meet everyone.

September 20th - Alcohol Ink Technique Card Class with Jessie Hurley. Jessie will show you how to make four beautiful cards using alcohol inks. We don't have samples yet, but here is an idea of the style of beautiful cards you will make:

The photo doesn't do these cards justice. The technique is beautiful. Remember these are not samples for the class. Those will come later. Also a little bird told me (Jessie) that everyone will get a little treat so that the person can make alcohol ink cards at home...but this is a secret...shhhhh.

In the afternoon, after the class you are welcome to join us for the "wood mount" game.
It is free for you to participate*. All you need to do is bring one medium sized wood mount stamp that is new or nearly new. We host a really cool game in which you will get another stamp. Your stamp will end up going to a good card makers home.

September 21 - Metallic Card Class with Jessie Hurley
Jessie will do a technique which incorporates stamping on copper or other metallic sheets to make four original cards. This is a technique that was taught to us by Lisa Yang from Local King Rubber stamps. She is incredible. Here are samples of Jessie's metal cards and samples from a card class I took at Lisa's studio:

Look at the rich detail. Jessie carries Lisa's stamps at the store. Ask for Local King Rubber stamps. They are fabulous stamps. I have over 30 sets of Lisa'sstamps. You will love them.
Lisa also donated some of her wonderful stamps for prizes, last year. I won her funky looking starflake stamp set.
It is one of my favourites.

After the class, we will have a free make n' take. Anyone in our group is free to participate*. I don't have the details yet, but I'll blog it here when we get the scoop.

September 22 - Gail Matsuba - Stampin Up Demonstrator card class. Gail has been making cards for over 10 years. Gail joined us last year and was a great addition to the group. Ask her when she made her cards for the card swap. It is a very cute story. You will love Gail. Her cards are elegant, and fresh. Don't worry about high pressure sales. Gail will not put any pressure on you to buy products or join SU. She doesn't even have a website. If you like her cards and would like to take classes, she offers them in her home in Coquitlam. You can ask her for more details. Here is a sample of Gail's cardmaking style:

In the afternoon, we will have a card swap. Oh man did we have a great time last year. You bring 15 or 20 or however many identical cards to swap with everyone who has participated. Jessie will vote on which card she likes the best. The winner will get a prize. Participation is free*. You just need to bring your cards. Please note you must bring a card and not just a card front. Also, please do not write on the card. You can attach a post-it-note with your pertinent information. I have already given about half of the cards that I received last year to family and friends. Please see older posts about two or three pages back for pics of all the cards entered in the card swap. They were spectacular!

September 23 - Special Guest Instructor - Class TBA. I am going to get back to you on this class. I have a fabulous person who I think would love to teach a class on the cruise. She does many stamping conventions and trade shows so she needs to check her schedule to see she is free during this time.

In the afternoon we have an awesome new event for you. Jessie Hurley from Cherish the Thought will be hosting a Neat 'Nique Extravaganza which will be free for all participants*
Jessie, Gail, myself and our Special Guest instructor will each be demonstrating various Neat 'Niques in small groups. Everyone rotates from one group to the next, in order to experience all the various Neat 'Niques.

*Participation of free events requires that each participant sign up for at least TWO of the classes.

Doesn't this sound like fun!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

We have 10 people booked - need 10 more!!

Whoa! We have 10 people booked. We need 10 more people in order to get dibs on the conference room so we can hold the cardmaking classes. We are half way there.
Welcome Jane and Patricia. They are new to the Sailing with Scissors cruisers. You will not believe the fun times you will have on the cruise.
Number 9 and 10 are Gayle and Ed. Ed, I promise the cardmakers won't be taking Gayle away from you too often. You can peek in on the classes to see how she is doing.

Speaking of classes, we need ten more people to secure the conference room to hold the classes. Please book if you haven't already done so.