Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Open Air Jeep Tour of St Lucia

St Lucia was our favorite day of the cruise.  We have so many fun memories from that day.  This layout shows us during the ride to / from the rainforest. We rode in an open air jeep.  The scenery was beautiful, our tour guide Lisa was fun and informative, but the ride itself was the best!  We were allowed to stand up the whole way.  Better than memories of riding in the back of a pickup truck!  Music was playing the whole time. It rained some of the time, but we didn't care!

I was able to combine two different challenges in this double layout.

Stick it Down was having a double layout sketch challenge.  I used their sketch, with a few modifications - I turned the second page to accommodate my horizontal pictures.

Scrap Our Stash was having a stash challenge - using supplies that spell STAMP

A - Alphabet Stickers
M - Marker for journaling
P - Patterned Paper.

Sunny Shores in St Martin

The last stop of our 7 Day Southern Caribbean cruise was St Martin (well, it was actually Sint Maarten). We originally planned to go to the Airport Beach - Maho Beach.  This is where the airplanes take off and land VERY close to the beach.  We wanted to experience that, but everyone was tired and it was an ordeal trying to get there, so we opted for the nearby Great Bay Beach.  That beach is just a water taxi away from the cruise port.

This ended up being a great option.  The water was just beautiful.  I could have ridden the water taxi back and forth many times and been completely happy.  Did I mention how beautiful the water was?  We were able to check out the beach in the morning, go back to the ship for lunch, and then head back out to explore the beach and shopping some more.

Lasting Memories has a great theme challenge going this month - Travel.  This fits perfectly with my vacation book I am working on. The theme for this layout is Sunny Shores

I totally scrap lifted the layout from Renee, a DT member from Lasting Memories. Thanks for the great idea Renee.