I feel like it’s really been awhile since I’ve shared some of my personal artwork. I’ve been working on my Southern Caribbean Cruise pictures from our trip last March. The vacation we had went on was wonderful! Puerto Rico was stunning with such blue waters and the Ports of Call were so much fun! I thought I would share some of the artwork I have been working on. Once again, I love Studio J for my photo developing.
Rincon was a place we stayed for a few days prior to going on the ship with Close To My Heart. The papers are from Claire and I loved using Col. White ink to make the sand dollars that are stamped, cut out and popped up. And I love the corner title for a change of pace on a diagonal with the border floral stamped. The burlap ribbon is one of my favorites to use for a tropical vacation.
These are some of our best friends on this vacation. The Candelaria’s are from Oregon; the Gilbertson’s from Minnesota; the Livingstone’s from New York. This trip was earned through sales, recruiting and other bonus points. It truly is a keepsake!
St. Croix was our first Port of Call and what a great day to spend it at the beach!
Love the cork letters. I used some white embossing ‘sand’ to create this look on the letters.
Many of these items are no longer available to order. But you may have them in your stash and can try your hand at having fun with them.
St. Kitts was an awesome island to visit. In the morning, we went Zip lining and enjoyed a fabulous day! Then in the afternoon, it was back on the ship for refreshments, sun and sea.
This layout above was one of my favorite in creating because I used the floral border stamp as a border around the cardstock. I inked it up in cashmere ink and then sponged on top of the stamp around it in sunset to get this neat look. Grenada was another perfect day! (If you click on the artwork, you’ll get a closer view. Note that you can JOURNAL on your photos in Studio J before you have it printed. Love that feature!)
Dominica was our biggest excursion of the trip. There were about 16 of us that headed out for a day … bus ride to snorkeling (not me .. I’m a floater!). We then had a swim in a grotto that was awesome (those photos are still being worked on). Lunch and drinks and back to the boat. What a really great day with friends! (The above layout used a mixture of older retired papers as well as cardstock.)
Even though I have other layouts to create, this is the last one I had finished for the cruise portion of the trip. For my Kit of the Month members, do you recognize this layout? I actually created it twice .. one for my niece and one for me! I love it! St. Thomas was so beautiful, sunny, warm, fun and inviting! I would love to go back to this island .. but actually, the whole cruise was a trip of a lifetime! Perfect weather with the best people and afforded us to have the BEST TIME!
Hope you find inspiration in these ideas and scrap til your heart’s content! I don’t know if you noticed how much of the above layouts were cardstock .. and hardly any patterned paper?! And YES, I did use Studio J to develop all the photos you see above in the EXACT sizes I wanted and needed. I absolutely LOVE IT!