Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

OH What A Day!!!!!


Well my second trip was to the Land Down Under. A lovely country with very lovely people. I will write about the highlights only, or else this will go on forever. I have belonged to a stamping group called Boomerang for well over 5 years. I tell you this only to let you know about one of the very best things that happened while I was over there. The group is primarily made up of Aussies but there are a few Americans and Kiwis as well. So here we go....there was a luncheon given in my honor and I got to meet so many of my special friends. There was a lot of laughing, and crying (the tears were mostly mine). It was a dream come true. Some of the gals came from other states to attend. We traded ATC's, ate and had a splendid time. So splendid in fact that those of us that remained too long and were a bit too rowdy (you know who you are) were politely asked to leave (they were closing so it's not that we got thrown out really, LOL!) What memories were made that day!!!!Please enjoy the photos of this amazing event.One of the last photos you will see is a altered coaster. We decided to alter the coasters from the get together and have a swap. The one posted in the photos is mine. It now resides in the home of my dear and lovely friend Chris Bennett. I will post some of the others very soon! What a great idea this was as I have another memento of this fabulous time with my Boomerang friends!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Limited Edition stamp freebie from Tim

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Journal pages and pockets

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Journal pages

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Grunge Board mirror

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Home from my travels

I have been traveling from May 8th to June 22nd. I have been home for over a month now and I am ready to update this blog with my adventures.

My first trip was a cruise to Alaska with Tim Holtz on the lovely Norwegian Pearl. It was a 7 day cruise and what a delight it was! There were 200 people signed up to cruise with Tim. We had 5 classes and the classes were taught in groups of 50. That may sound like a lot of people in one class, but it was intimate and you felt like Tim was teaching just you and you alone. We had loads of fun and we came away with so many free goodies that we all needed an extra suitcase to bring them home in. Not only is Tim very talented, he is also very generous!

Alaska was breath taking! The glaciers were magnificient, the wildlife was abundant and the people were so friendly. Even though it was May, there was still snow one day and those people that chose to take the train ride couldn't see a thing. It was quite cold that day.

I will post some photos of the projects we made as soon as I figure out how to do it.