And here is my card:
I'm sure you're all scratching your heads wondering how on earth I got from "royal" to this?????!!!!!! Soooooo, I'm going to show you in pictures:)
The word "royal" brought to mind a three day cruise on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship I went on this past December with two of my bff's:
That's me on the left in blue, Deb in the middle and Susan on the right ready for a day at Royal Caribbean's beautiful private beach- Coco Cay.
Now the day before we spent a full day of sightseeing and shopping in Nassau, Bahamas and kept seeing these pretty shell ornaments for sale:
Being a crafty(and frugal!) gal I scoffed at the thought of buying these when I knew with a bit of glitter and ribbon from my stash we could easily make some ourselves.
Soooooo, the three of us spent hours at Coco Cay beach collecting just the right shells:
And don't worry! We put that cute little starfish back where he belonged:)
When it came time to ferry back to the ship Deb and I stowed our treasures in our beach bags. On the other hand, Susan filled her empty, covered frozen drink cup with her finds and sailed through the metal detector with cup in hand.....and watched as Deb and I sadly had our shells confiscated when our beach bags went through a security check! I don't think Susan is ever going to let us live this one down:)
With this anecdote in mind and an older set of shell images from Stampin' Up I decided to create this card to send to my cruisin' buddies to let them know I'm thinking of them:) And to remind them it's time to start planning our next trip!
Other Supplies Used: Papertrey ink rustic white cs, Stampin' Up bermuda bay and soft suede cs, Hero Arts ocean dye ink and soft brown shadow ink and sentiment, Martha Stewart glitter
Happy weekend everyone!