Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Completed Scrapbooking at Sea Layouts

My dear friend Iris came over today and we spent six hours visiting and scrapping. Such a wonderful way to spend the day!

I worked on those partially complete layouts that I started on our cruise. Although I mix different size pages in my Library of Memories albums, I've decided to use all 12x12 pages in our cruise theme album. So, I modified this first layout from an 8 1/2 x 11 and added photos of us standing in line waiting to board the ship. I also added bling to the purple flowers, two strips of ribbon, the bon voyage label, and white letters to make the title "Ready for FUN."

This next layout showcases one of the professional photos we purchased on the cruise. This photo was taken right before we boarded the ship. I had not adhered the black flower embellishments, so I adjusted them to work with the photo and added the Fabulous tag.

I turned the other 8 1/2 x 11 layout into a two-page layout and used the packaging from all three cruise scrapbook kits along with the photos of me enjoying those scrapbooking workshops. This is the layout that changed the most from what I put together during the cruise.

I used the layout with the water and crinkled paper for two of my favorite photos of us in Cozumel, Mexico. I added letter stickers for a title, a journal spot and a few other word embellishments.

And finally a photo of us enjoying a nice cold can of Coca-Cola on the Royal Promenade as we waited for the Royalpalooza Parade to start. This is one of those "at-arm's-length" photos that I'm getting pretty good at taking (if I do say so myself!). I added additional words and circle embellishments to complete this layout.

I'm excited about how colorful this scrapbook is going to be and am looking forward to scrapping the other 300+ photos I received from Shutterfly in yesterday's mail! I'm slipping all those photos into a storage binder this evening so I can flip through and scrap as I'm inspired.


  1. melissa, these are wonderful layouts!! i love cruising, it is always so much fun to see what is on the agenda for the day and if you want to get off the boat you can or you could just relax! I am really looking forward to Jamaica :)

    PS - love your new photo and blog look :)

  2. it looks like a fantastic holiday, I love that bag in the first page!

  3. Great idea to have scrapbooking workshops on a cruise....never had that on our cruises.
    Love the pages you've made.

  4. How wonderful to get to do a little prep on your cruise and complete so many pages with your friend. It's going to be a brilliant album (literally and metaphorically)!

  5. You are making such a fine job of letting the fun you had really leap off the pages!

  6. Now that is super cool! How fun is that. Great pages! Your hubby is an absolute doll. You should keep him!

  7. Such bright, fun pages!
    Alison xx

  8. Oh it looks like such fun was had - on the trip and recording it!

  9. Looks like you had a fabulous time! I love your pages. How fun that you were able to start these right on board and could finish them so quickly at home. Love the color too - a cruise album should be bright and colorful. :)

    And thank you for your support and kind words today. I'm beyond excited. And if all goes well with the inspection on Monday, it will really happen! :)

  10. Our last cruise was on Mariner of the Seas! Small world. Many happy memories.


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