One Day at a Time

ahhhh, just chillin' on our cabin balcony as we sailed along the mexican riviera

Sadly, I had to take Lezlei to the airport this morning to return to Texas. I stopped at the Post Office on the way back home to mail three Etsy orders, went grocery shopping (manchild ate up just about everything I had left him), and then it was all about the laundry and cooking dinner. Yes, I am officially off vacation! *insert huge sigh here*

I'm so glad that I took today off from "the day job", but I'm back at it tomorrow. Soooo, I think the best way for me to tell you all about my Artful Voyage to Mexico cruise will be to share a little "one day at a time".

Today I'll share this - The Grungeboard Journal we each created to keep our memories in for the cruise. But first things first! Had to have a mojito to help get those creative juices flowing!

So here are some pages from the journal I made. This is the front cover (so far):
Day 1 "Bon Voyage" stamped and distressed bag with Glossy Accents over the stamped words:

Day 2 Pages - Don't you just LOVE these papers?!:

Tags for journaling:

A "Fun" page:

A stamped transparency over a solid colored page:

Some pages for Day 3. This is a coffee-stained canvas piece I brought from home that fit perfectly in this journal:
I brought some sticky-backed library cards along as well.

Day 4 Page:

Day 5 Page - this was one of the small tabbed folders I had packed that worked out nicely in my journal:

Day 6:

Day 7 distressed paper bag stamped and a little Platinum Stickles Glitter Glue added. You know I NEVER leave home without my Platinum Stickles!!:

Day 8 bag stamped with Glossy Accents "here and there":

Inside back cover of my journal with a couple of tags. I brought the tag on the right (coffee-stained) from home and just stamped it with one of the many TH rubberstamps in our "24/7 studio":

Back side of my journal - Claudine Hellmuth's sticky backed canvas (LOVIN' this stuff!!) that Tim printed a map of Mexico on (like the cover of the journal) and then I inked it up:

And these are some additional tags I made to journal on:

Well, that's it for today Blogger Buddies. But stay tuned, because there is soooooo much more to come! Did I tell you I had the time of my life?! And did I tell you the food was DE-LI-CIOUS?!
Yeah, well, THIS will be my cuisine of choice over the next couple of months now that I'm off that ship! . . .


Genevieve said...

Sherry, we're going to have to finally meet for a cup of coffee or something so I can touch and feel (and promise to not steal) any of your new creations! Loving this one. And still SO jealous!

Robin said...

I love the grungeboard journal!!! I'm glad you had a great time:)

Stampmaiden said...

OH SHERRY I LOVE YOUR JOURNAL! It's super cool and I have got to see it in person! Carson, bring it to Carson!!!

Anonymous said...

Sherry, it was GREAT to meet you in person on the cruise! I so love your journal - thank you for sharing pictures of it here!
Hope to see you again at another event!

Nena's Art & Designs said...

Beautiful journal and those mojitos look delicious. The nice thing about blogs is that I get to live vicariously through others.

Sharon A. Keyser-Jackson said...

Beautiful journal, Sherry!

inge said...

Hello Sherry,

thanks for sharing a creation from the cruise ! It must have been awsome to create 10 days in a row, meanwhile enjoying the teachers and the other participants !

greetings from belgium

Peggy Alborn said...'s so difficult to go to work after seeing such eye candy....stop, creative ideas, stop!
Thanks for taking us along on the journey!

Robin said...

Awesome grungeboard journal Sherry! Glad you had a great time on your cruise and I look forward to seeing more pics :)

Sarah said...

Hey, girl, I'm with you on the Lean Cuisine dinners. I think I am having dessert withdrawal!! It's pretty bad when you have dessert with a snack!!

Your journal looks're ahead of me on that one.

My DH loves the ATC I snagged from you...very clever! It was great meeting you!!

KateB said...

I just want you to know that I am DROOLING...EVERYWHERE...heeheee-amazing work and I am so jealous!


Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Sherry, what a great post! Makes me want to go right back!
Your journal is coming along fabulously, love what you've done with it.
Good for you and the Lean Cuisines!

Household 6 said...

Dang. Dang. Dang. Dang.

Marilyn said...

No one can tell a story on Blogger better than you, Sherry!! I could have stayed home but then I would not have had all the fun!!!!! Love your journal.
I haven't even done my post yet. I came home with a stupid cold but feeling better.
See you at Carson

Retro Cafe' Art Gallery said...

Oh, welcome back!!! I really enjoyed your cruise photos and all the gorgeous art you made! I'm so glad you had the time of your life! I've been on one cruise and the food was SO yum!