Sunday, May 31, 2009

Distressing Pirate Party Pages

My family and I went on a Disney cruise a few years ago...and yes I'm still working on my scrapbook.Like most people I'm "behind" on my scrap booking projects, but really its not an obligation its a fun and rewarding hobby. I don't get all stressed out about scrappin' that would take away the whole purpose. One night of our cruise is the most memorable for me, and that was the pirate party! The whole ship was in engaged in pirate festivities, from the menus at all the restaurants to the huge buffet spread at midnight. It was music and dancing, fireworks , and a captain hook takeover!
I used the menu from that night as a background for my page, it worked out really well on the blue paper. My friends Simone and Laura helped me plan my page, usually its me asking "what do you think about this" and they give their opinion......knowing I will probably do the opposite anyways {grin}

The double page layout. I always scrap 2 pages at a time.

My crocodile was stamped then embossed with a cuttlebug folder, to make him textured. I popped on a couple of googlie eyes for whimsy.

I totally created this ship from scratch, I used a wood grain technique to make my ship, and tattered, distressed, and generally mangled some very vanilla card stock for my sails. The skull and cross bones are a Martha Stewart punch. After the girls left Friday night{against their instructions to STOP} I added the cannonballs to the ship...I had to

Thursday was the last official meeting of the Hen House Crafters meeting before the summer break, we had a fun time {as always} we had Greek food and it was divine if I do say so myself even though I was the chef du jour! In true Hen House style we went out with a bang ...Laura's Mom arrived with a container of gorgeous white puffy meringues the size of bowls. and made us Schaum tortes for dessert. They were so beautiful we didn't want to eat them, but we did LOL
they were sweet and smooth, while tart and crispy and it melted in your mouth Soooo yummy!
Big thanks to Judy ,and to Linnea for bringing scrumptious desserts!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shantaie, I don't do much scrapbooking but this is adorable!! You guys look like you are having such a good time. Love those smiles.
The crocodile is precious.