Leica here! Let me tell you about myself. I'm the multitasker mommy that dreams about scrapbooking...literally. I LOVE to teach, create and design for the ultimate scrapbook magazine ever...Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine. I talk lot's, smile & laugh even more and just really enjoy having a great time and meeting new people. I recently had our last baby, a little girl named Ireland, to which she added a new spice of life to my household of 2 boys (Riley:5, Jager:3) and my adorably funny husband Jim. We love the hustle and bustle of our busy lives.
So enough about me, let's talk cruising in the hot hot sun! yummy. are you guys excited for it? I definitely am, the weather in Saskatchewan has reached serious lows. freezing here!
So what can you start to expect about the cruise? Cause before we know it we will be boarding the plane. So make your list of what to wear, what you will be packing. I suggest taking little things from home instead of
buying as they are a tad more expensive there. Such as:
suntan lotion/sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, hair products (if you have long hair don't forget extra ponytails as it is quite warm always having your hair down,) & toiletries. don't forget that anything you take on the plane cannot be more than 2 oz in size or else security is the now proud owner of our yummy stuff! so with that said, take a few extra ziploc bags in multi sizes., just in case you need to put liquids into them so they don't spill on your new purchases! I found actually that a little emergency bag of ziploc bags, elastics, bobby pins, lip chap, and advil do come in handy.
There are sooo many things to do on this adventure! So let me describe to you a little excerpt of last year. It was such a rush boarding the ship, all of us scrappers totally excited, cameras out, snapping pics that we so know were going to be scrapbooked. Some of us had husbands and/or friends with us to share the experience. totally a bonus! I took my husband Jim, and I was sooooooooo worried that this would be his last cruise ever since I would be busy scrapbooking all the time and he would be bored, and what on earth would he do? Well let me tell you, he had a blast, met fabulous people and had no problem adventuring without me as there was so many things to do on the ship. Then when I wasn't busy, we would join up and explore the ship together. (let me tell you ladies, romantic!) The meals were fabulous, and shows were a must! So when did people usually scrapbook? We had a few days at sea, those were the best scrapbook times, and also when we taught the classes. There was lot's of free time to do your own thing, and some people chose not to do shore excursions, so it completely is up to you how you create your own vacation. Usually we did the excursions during the day and then scrapbooked at night, or else sometimes the excursions during the day and then we went to some cool shows in the theatre. They were really GREAT! Since us scrapbookers were such a large group, it was really fun mingling at the group cocktail parties. By the end of the trip I think everyone knew everything about everyone!LOL! The neat thing was just hanging out and visiting and seeing people create in their free time. Keep in mind, the space on the ship is cozy (you become great friends with your neighbor)
Over the next few weeks we will help give you more concrete ideas on how to pack your scrapbook supplies to achieve the most success.
So I was sitting trying to figure out what people really look for in a blog, what would you like to see from us? So I came up with this list: but please if there is stuff you would like to know, please leave us a comment! we'd love to hear it.
- more personal conversations from the crop and cruise team
- information about the sponsors and maybe some examples we have created using their products
- better packing tips in general
- contests (my favourite!!!!!)
- travel tips
- info about the different port of calls
I have a little contest for you.
just answer this little question. what do you prefer?
single page layouts
double page layouts
so what will you win from this random draw??? (fingers crossed that this interests you) but I will give away a custom Leica created layout for you just to be able to put your own photos and journaling on. It will be created using products from our sponsors. yummy!
ok, till the next time we chat. can't wait to get to know you guys more! ciao.