Monday, June 2, 2008

!Hola Amigas!

Sorry for the absence from my dear blog. My husband and I just got back from a week in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - a special trip for our 20th Anniversary. We had a lovely restful time - with plenty of fun and frivolity thrown in.

Just in case i got bored (shuh) i grabbed a quick kit of miscellany to bring with me. I brought some little canvases, some precut card stock cards, some scraps of brightly coloured mulberry paper and tissue, some ephemera and and the requisite glue stick and scissors. Safely stowed in my packed luggage of course. I have given over too many of the perfect pair of nail scissors to the security demons in the past, to have not learned my lesson about what can and cannot be brought on the plane!

I only made 7 cute cards (4 pictured above) - i intend to give them to my co-workers along with a colourful present i bought from the vendors on the beach. They had the most amazing selection of embroidered and beaded pareos and sun dresses for easy money. I bought 6 different colours to give to the girls and a T-shirt for the one guy on my team. Here's a shot of the bundles with the postcards as tags.
What i didn't bring from home was torn or cut from the glossy touristy magazines in the hotel room - there was an article about bead work that has some lovely images to cut and paste.

Sadly there was not much to purchase for a paper arts mad person like myself. If you wanted silver jewelery or pottery, sure. But interesting paper? Nothing - at least not in the dozens of cruise ship shops that line the marina area. I did manage to buy a set of vintage mexican stamps at the gift shop in the hotel. And stole some images from the aforementioned magazines.

3 comments:

Amie said...
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Rainbow Lady said...

These are great Diane I love them and you did well to find the bits in magazines etc. Thanks for your comments on my challenge cards. My record is 5 challenges in one at the moement - one lady calls me the Challenge Queen lol
You may like to pop in and do one of my challenges on my challenge site sometime.
Love Cynthia xx

carol said...

welcome back! glad you had a good time.