Saturday, May 28, 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Highlight - Vote for your Favourite

Welcome to The Crazy Crafters Project Highlight! This is my incredibly talented team and I run this weekly for them to show you their wonderful creations, you can even VOTE for your top Three favourites. Would you like to be highlighted on my blog?? YOU CAN! In June I will be holding another International blog highlight and would love you to take part - you can sign up here and I will email you all the details you need to take part.

A big congratulations goes to my Crazy Crafters and our TOP three from last week. Check them out here. Well done to you all every week you submit such wonderful work. 

Now to Vote - click on the heart in the top right hand corner. I know that my team appreciate you taking the time to visit their blogs and vote for them and I do too! You get THREE votes so choose wisely. 

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks again for coming by my blog and hopefully I have provided some inspiration for today.  I love hearing from you so please, leave a comment below if you have time. Bruno and I are currently on the last day of our Mediterranean Cruise and we have had so much fun. I have posted some pictures about our adventure so make sure you check them out.


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Stampin' Up!® Mediterranean Incentive Trip Day Four

We knew that today was going to be an incredibly huge day so much to see and so little time!! Bruno has booked all our tours this trip and I said what are we seeing today? He laughed at me. I seriously had no clue! 

So first stop was the colosseum! Oh my what a monument. When we arrived the road was closed off right behind us due to protestors. Phew we made it just on time!! 

What surprised me about this area is the other monuments around the area - like the arch The arch, which was constructed between 312 and 315 AD, was dedicated by the senate to commemorate ten years of Constantine's reign (306–337) and his victory over the then reigning emperor Maxentius (306–312)

Also in the distance was Arch of Titus is a 1st century A.D honorific arch. t was constructed in c. A.D. 82 by the Emperor Domitian shortly after the death of his older brother Titus to commemorate Titus' victories, including the Siege of Jerusalem (70 CE) The arch has provided the general model for many triumphal arches erected since the 16th century—perhaps most famously it is the inspiration for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France.

So much history!!!!!

Here are our pictures - 

We got to go on the tour with Lisa Curcio her husband Bob and daughter Gina. We spent time together on the Hawaii incentive trip last year and had a blast so it's been nice to catch up again.

Just so incredible to have seen these amazing things!!

There was a big protest that closed off the roads right in front of the colosseum - we had to walk through it to get back to our bus. 

Next stop - Trevi fountain. Oh my it was so wonderful! 

I wanted to get a photo of not just the fountain but the people all around taking pictures. It was an incredible thing to see - so many people admiring this work of art from all around the world. 

Our tour guide recommended we try this pizza shop for our lunch. The pizza was delicious!!

We got our Pizza and Italian beret and sat in front of the Trevi fountain. This food is soo good I'm glad we are walking more than 12,000 steps a day!!

Ran into some Stampin' Up!® friends at the fountain. 

Mary Fish and her hubby in the street on the way to the pantheon. 

This is just one of many gorgeous places we saw along the way. This city is so pretty. 

Funny story..... I knew a few things we were doing but didn't know much about them. We got to this monument and I assumed it was the pantheon. I was impressed, took photos etc. 

Then we turned the corner and this is what we saw!!! I couldn't believe my eyes. Such a HUGE building. Bruno and I have this look we give each other like is this for real?? And shake our heads in disbelief. It is truely incredible what we have seen. 

This is inside. One thing the camera can't capture is the size and scale of these buildings. They are so BIG!! It takes you a while to comprehend that it would be even possible to build let alone how old they are. 

Handy tip when travelling - take a picture of street signs of where you about to go. Places just merge into one and you just can't absorb everything you are seeing and hearing from the guide. So we went to the Piazza Navona. 

A great picture of Lisa, Bob and Gina in the piazza. 

The sky had amazing colours. 

Some fun demonstrators we met up with when we returned back. 

What a trip of a lifetime!! It has been so incredible. Can't wait to tell you about our next few days. 

Thanks for coming by. 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pop Of Paradise - Pineapples for GDP037

What a wonderful time we are having on the Stampin' Up!® Incentive Trip! Oh my - it doesn't mean however, that I don't have time to show you something using the BRAND new Stampin' Up!® products! I thought I would play along with the Global Design Project again as I LOVE this colour combination. So I needed a reason to play again and the Pop of Paradise gave me the inspiration.

I love these pineapples - I know that not everyone has the same feeling towards them, but I did feel the same.. You will change slowly if they are not your thing as they will be everywhere! It is time to face it - Pineapples are so hot right now! Jump in and have some fun with this gorgeous fruit.

Here are our colours again in case you missed them.

Here is my Pop Of Paradise card - 


How fun right? I got my inspiration from the amazing Pineapple prints that you can see in most home decorating stores. I loved the idea of them being up and down and I was super excited when they fit on the card front just right - that was a bit of a fluke, but I am happy to pretend it was creative genius that lined them up so wonderfully. hahahaha.

Anyway thanks for coming by today. I will have some more amazing pictures of our European Holiday very soon! We are having a blast and thank you for all the lovely comments on our photos and live video on Facebook. Make sure you are following me there too. :)

Only five more days and the new catalogue starts!!! But this means only five more days until all the retired items are gone FOREVER. If you live in Australia CLICK HERE to shop now and remember the host code this month is 23CWEF4N to receive awesome rewards when you shop with me.

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Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation Day Day 3

Today was an early start and I didn't mind one bit as we were heading into Italy - Capri for the day. The tours were all organised by Bruno, so it has been exciting not really knowing what we are doing.

Breakfast we needed in a real hurry - it wasn't coming in a hurry though and we were sitting with the lovely Sarah Berry, her husband Tom and son Matthew - they finally bought out our breakfast and it was different to what we ordered but we started eating that breakfast up - turned out, it was Sarah and Toms breakfast we were eating! Oops!! They had a good laugh about it though.

We then headed to the tour.. I stepped out of the ship and couldn't believe what I was seeing. We are in Italy Bruno!

We were excited to meet up with another demonstrator - LeeAnn Greff and her husband Andy on the same tour. We did ours seperate to the cruise liner as it was a bit cheaper.

We were going by hydrofoil which i thought was a hovercraft or something but turns out its not! It was meant to get us to Capri in around 15 mins... it took much longer and REALLY rough sea. There was lots of throwing up going on - but I am proud to say I wasn't one of them! That is the FIRST time ever I have been able to do that without tablets. I think I have found my sea legs. 

Sadly they cancelled the hydrofoil due to how rough it was after us so many on the cruise ship missed out on going!! We were VERY fortunate to get over there. Here are our pictures - 

Lemonchello gelati! So delicious

awww sleeping doggies

I thought this was funny!

Last minute we went on another boat ride around part of Capri - it was AMAZING!

Here was my pillow gift opening last night!!

Thanks for coming by! Lots more to share with you - off to tour Rome now!!

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