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About scrappingrandma

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  1. scrappingrandma

    Scrapbooking @ Sea program-update anyone?

    I was on the Crown Princess to Carribean 8/10-8/19 and attended the scrapbooking "classes." I had a nice time chatting with the other scappers there, but there were several problems with the "class." First of all, the class was suppose to be from 10-11:30, but no cruise staff person even showed up until 10:30! Then they just set out the supplies and offered the scrapbook kits to everyone for $24.95, which includes several sheets of paper, a sheet of stickers, a sheet of rub-ons, and a glue stick (you could buy the Princess Cruise 12 x 12 scrapbook for an additional $10 if you buy the kit). If you didn't buy one, you really had nothing to do, except cut out die cuts on the Ellison Big Shot (Sizzix) machine. They set up two of those, along with 2 alphabet sets and some cruise type diecuts like tropical fish, starfish, beach ball, anchor, crab, lobster, etc., but they didn't show anyone how to use the die cut machine. I have a Big Shot at home, so I ended up using almost the entire time helping the ladies use it. There were several people there and not enough tools, or supplies. They had a couple of pens, couple of scissors, and deco scissors...they actually had out Sharpies to use in your scrapbooks!! Yikes! I definitely think they need to have someone running the class that has a clue about scrapbooking and knows how to use the tools provided. Even though they started the class a 1/2 late, they still ended on time, so we were shorted 1/2 hour of scrap time, and since I ended up helping everyone else, I got very little done. They said you could stay and work on your scrapbooks if you wanted to, but then they took all the supplies, including the die cut machines, pens, scissors, etc...not really anything left to work with. The second session I went to (mainly to visit with the ladies I met) they were 1/2 hour late again!! Lots of people were really upset this time and left. (Although they did extend the class an extra 1/2 hour.) The last day at sea they had added a session, but there were only a handful of people, I think just due to really bad organization. They had out a few extra pieces of paper for everyone to use the first day and after that it was mainly scraps, and I mean scraps. The guy in charge the last day, gave use one piece of 12 x 12 green paper (I really have no idea why). I never heard anything about buying pictures and getting the album(s) free, so I don't think they offered that on our cruise week. Would have been nice though. Most people just did their own thing and scrapped pages that they could go back and put the photos on later. Overall, I LOVE to scrap, so for me it was fun to be able to do it while at sea and I met some really nice people, although it was very unorganized. If you're not real concerned about getting a lot accomplished and want to meet some new ladies you might want to check it out.