Thursday, October 22, 2009

artful voyage - I took a "few" things home....

Many months ago, when I signed up for the cruise, Tim strongly suggested that everyone bring an extra suitcase to haul everything we made, bought, were gifted with home.  I thought at the time that maybe he was exaggerating slightly.  Hah!
For this post I thought you'd enjoy seeing my bounty.

This pile on my desk is most of what I bought in the market place.  Notice I said most.  I keep finding more stuff tucked away.  I especially found it hard to resist all the vintage goodies Tim has been collecting and brought along.  Glass vials, vintage papers, magnifying glasses, skeletons, old rulers......


And this lovely mess represents what we received during our classes.  In Tim's first class every time we heard the Mexican Hat Dance it was giveaway time.  What a hoot that was!

Every time we made a purchase in the market place, Mario gave out raffle tickets.  On our last night we had a farewell cocktail party, and Tim hosted a giant giveaway.  Although none of my tickets were called, Stephanie, one of my wonderful dinner tablemates won several times (guess she bought a lot, LOL), and afterwards she gave me this awesome border punch system that she said she didn't need (!)


As we left the farewell party, we each received a special stamp of our cruise logo, packed in its own little suitcase:


I didn't buy much off the ship at all, and nothing in the gift shops on board (except for an extra bag and a tube of lipstick), but here are a few souvineers I acquired:


These will find their way into my cruise journal or other art.  I especially love the Dia del Muerte pieces I found, not to mention the great Frida Kahlo print.

13 comments:

S and H said...

A scrapbooking cruise?? Does it get any better than that?? Two of my favorite things!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

WOWZA!! FUN GOODIES...you ought to be a happy camper for a good while!!

Elena said...

I love the El Dia de Los Muertos items!! Did you buy this on the cruise ship or in Mexico? So many goodies.... so little time....

funkycrafter said...

I want to thank you for doing this detailed report of the cruise. For those of us who could not go it is fun to share the experience through your blog. I am so glad you all had such a good time.

lee said...

WOW it looks like Christmas!
Lee

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen....How absolutely amazing!!! I LOVE LOVE it!!!!

Jill W. said...

can I just say - wow!!
You are one lucky lady, (but, you already know that!) i enjoyed living thru your post, thanks for sharing...
~Jill

Heather said...

OMG A stamp with it's own suitcase! How cute! Looks like you had a fantastic time.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Eileen, I think that Frida Kahlo print you got was fab-u-lous. I hadn't seen one quite like it before. And wasn't it on some different type paper too? I just remember it being something I thought was really special. You'll probably need to "sit on it" for awhile and think of something special to create with it!

Have you unpacked all of the goodies and put them up yet? . . . I bet NOT! LOL

Did I tell you that I'm going to see Tim AGAIN on November 14th?! Yep, he'll be at the RSC in Carson doing demos and make-and-takes. Can you believe it? *smiles*

PS So if you didn't buy or get enough "stuff", just hollah and I'll pick up whatever else you "need" and send you a package - hee hee

Yamilee said...

I am in awe...This sounds like no other scrapbooking cruise I've heard of! I am so glad you had a good time and btw, I love your blog! I'll be by more often. Take care!

Ann said...

all I can say is .......OMG !!!!!!

Jennifer R.D. said...

I'm glad you had a blast Eileen! I told you you would LOVE it. Tim gets the best giveaways and does such great job on presentation! I am still getting into brand new packages that I got on the Alaska cruise in May '08!
Hugs,
Jennifer

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

I drool over all your stuff when I enlarge the photos...)

i think the stamp in the suitcase is incredible and a unique memory that can be used !

greetings from belgium
Inge