It’s crusin’ time!!!

(Triple Embellished Canvas Book, by Kathy Cano-Murillo)

Today we set sail for the 3rd annual Crafty Chica Cruise!

Four solid days of crafting, cocktails and chatter. The only sad part is that I’m going to miss the doggies! We have house sitter who will be here to disperse TLC, but it is just not the same. I wish I could bring my five Chihuahuas on the ship. Sure, they would yap at everyone, probably make the crafters spill the glitter, but I bet they would warm up nice.

Maybe not!

Here are the projects we are making, and I’m going to post pictures as we are making them!!!

– Art Card Tiaras
– Triple Embellished Canvas Book
– Day of the Dead Standing Sculpture
– Kamikaze Mixed Media Charm Bracelet
– 3D Pop Art Shadow Box
– Silk Colored Scarf by Yoli Manzo (Sacred Yoli)
– Embossed Metal 101 by Michele Parlee (Artsy Gringa)
– The last class is a secret until we make it, I want the ideas to be spontaneous to the crafters. It involves paper!

Yes, we will be doing the cruise again next year, in March!

I’ll be posting pictures, but I wanted to send out a HUGE thank you to the craft companies and book publishers who sent goodies for us to use for our projects! They were all very gracious, speedy and deserve lots of good karma in return.

Please check out their websites and you will see what I mean!!!

Duncan Enterprises, jumbo crystal stud iron-on appliques
Rings n Things, bracelet blanks
CT Publishing, blank canvas books
Walnut Hollow, wood bases, drills, metal embossing kit
Ranger Industries & Claudine Hellmuth Sticky Back Canvas & Brush sets
Marisa Pavelko, The Modern Surrealist, prize tiaras and an art shirt
Foxy Findings, jump rings
St. Theresa’s Textile Trove, jumbo totes
Art Chix Studio, mixed media swag bags
Miss Vicky’s Retreats, assemblage swag bags
Santa Clarita Craft Lab, mixed media swag bags
Silver Crow Creations, ephemera & collectible swag bags
Annette’s Angels, decorative supplies
Hannah Grey, curiosities and dry goods!
Craft Magazine, magazines and other treats
The Paper Studio, gourmet and handmade papers
Grand Central Publishing, juicy novels to read on the ship!
Instructables, crafty cards filled with ideas
Etsy.com, bumper stickers, pins, crafty recipe cards

In addition to all this, I’m bringing lots of official Crafty Chica gear for us to use for our projects.

I’ll be photo blogging as much as I can so stayed tuned! *I’ll be posting most pictures on my Flickr page, and a few here.

Love & light,


2 Responses

  1. my favorite novel is called “Annie Jordan.” It was the first novel I ever read. I was 12 when I first read it. I’ve read it around 100 times. It sits on the table next to my bed. It’s a romantic story about a girl who lives and grows up in Seattle…sigh I am reading it again for the 101st time.
    cyndi

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