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Snorkeling in Aruba

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

So we had an absolutely FABULOUS time on vacation… one of the highlights for me (other than my brother getting married) was snorkeling in Aruba with my underwater digital camera. The camera picked up so many things I couldn’t see – it is truly amazing. Aruba apparently isn’t the best place to go to snorkel, but it sure was fun. If you follow this link, you can see all the pictures and video I was able to take. I was able to get a very nice picture of a rather large fish, as you can see above :-D .
P.S. I updated the link today so that the pictures remain centered no matter what your settings on the computer are (I think). I also added some commentary to identify several of the fish that I have been able to identify.

Bridal Shower Invite

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

This is a picture of the back of my FSIL’s Bridal Shower invitation. Initially, I was going to try to incorporate colors from the wedding (Ivory and Red). I liked my results (Ivory card, red flowery background, and palm tree incorporating the tropical theme), but Aunt Crafty wasn’t so fond and wanted something with a bit more color. I was ok with this because the red flowery background was time consuming to produce. Aunt Crafty and I decided to go with something a bit more simplistic. The purple and blue may not be quite “tropical” in feel, but we also produced one that was orange and pink. I am overall happy with the results, and I hope FSIL likes them, too!

Favor Boxes for my future SIL’s Bridal Shower

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

These boxes were created from a Cricut Template Рfrom the Tags, Bags, Boxes and more collection. I was able to add a finishing touch to the boxes to create something that I believe creates definition and uniqueness with Corel Draw and Sure Cuts A Lot 2 (SCAL2) by incorporating flower petals and the center of the flower. Aunt Crafty and I will be hosting and because Brother and FSIL are getting married on a cruise ship, we thought it would be fun to have a tropically themed bridal shower.