Tuesday, January 20, 2009

St. Thomas Vacation Album: Part 5

Feeding the Lorikeets -
This was one of the exhibits at Coral World. Amelia was extremely upset that she could not touch the birds. She just could not understand why reaching out for them could be slightly dangerous!

This layout was based on a sketch in Blueprints. The circles were cut with the Creative Memories CCS. I used sand paper to alter the edges of the mats. It took the green color off and left the white showing. I like the effect.

Coki Beach -
This beach was right next to Coral World. We expected the snorkeling to be excellent due to that fact. I think the tropical storm had an impact on that because it wasn't so good...OK...but not great! However, the beach was amazing. And since we had been stuck basically indoors for a few days, this was our first chance to be at the beach.

This layout was based on a sketch from the SS Sketch Challenge. I changed a few things due to the amount of pictures. Title still needs to be added once I get the Cricut out. The photo mats are inked. Click on the images for a larger view.

Turtle -
This was probably one of my favorite moments of the entire trip. It was my goal to swim with a sea turtle...not pay for an excursion where I might see one...but to really happen upon one while at the beach. We went to Sapphire Beach for this purpose since it is known for being a place the sea turtles like because of the turtle grass. After swimming quite a distance off shore, I finally spotted it! I swam with this turtle for at least an hour.

This layout is also a sketch from Blueprints...can you tell I love this book! I never seem to follow the sketches exactly how they are designed...I always change things a little. But I love getting my inspiration from these sketches. It seems to speed up the process for me.

Close-Up of the Paper Piecing -

I made this paper piecing quite a while ago in order to teach a paper piecing class. I have held onto it hoping I would someday have a reason for using it!


  1. Very very cool LOs! I LOVE the turtle you did, he's darling!

  2. I love to do paper piecings! They are a lot of work, but so worth it...cathartic!

  3. I love it Lindsay!! Matthew's nursery is a sea turtle theme. Sea turtles are so cool.