Tuesday, March 22, 2011

OUR CRUISE layout - Pack Your Bags Giveaway!

First off I would like to apologize for the delay in posting about the cruise. If things got any crazier around here I would be begging for a bottle of valium and a shot of gin! Anyway I am going to try and get more posted...I PROMISE *okie says a little prayer hoping she can keep her promise*.

We received a little booklet that had our schedule and showed the classes and projects we would be working on. Sadly there wasn't enough to go around so I didn't receive one *okie truly is sad about this* so I am having to depend on others for the information from the booklet.

Our first class on the Cricut Cruise was with Joy Tracey of OBSESSED WITH SCRAPBOOKING. Joy had a great layout for us to make using Pack Your Bags, and even made it easy by having the kits all ready. In the booklet there was a page that had a picture of the finished layout and then also all the instructions. I think this was great because if you didn't have time to finish you could always refer to the instructions and finish it at a later time. There were papers that had been printed from the Imagine and while we didn't use it right then we did get a short tutorial on what was done to make the layout.


Kristy, Melanie and Tammy were great about going around and helping those who needed it. I let my daughter put my layout together. I was a bit busy talking to Dan Larsen about my reasons for hating the Gypsy. I think he still thinks I have a screw loose for not loving my Gypsy. Evidently Dan loves his Gypsy. He saw a picture of my daughter and I from formal night and said we both looked so friendly and that he was going to put the picture on his Gypsy. Have a mentioned that Dan can be a bit of a smart azz? *okie so loves smart azzes and laughs*. Dan is the one who was in charge of getting most everything ready for the cruise I believe and he did a BEYOND AWESOME job!


Sandie and Deanne worked hard on their layouts and to tell ya the truth I think they just liked to show off and work quietly and quickly. Of course that didn't last beyond the first class after we got even more acquainted.

Sandie was really good about using the Cricut Cutter, which I admired since I had problems and had never used one before. Both were helpful in helping me, Karen and Shiane with learning to use the cutter.




Here is a close up of Deanne working on her layout. I know it is her not only because she sent me the picture to post but also because of the dark purple nail polish.

This picture also shows the great colors in the layout, looking very tropical and cheery! I plan on using pictures of when we first got on the ship and were on deck for the sail away party to put on my layout.





I really wanted to post the finished layout with pictures but since I haven't finished going through and editing pictures I figured I better get a post up before you guys lose interest!Here is the page from the booklet we got. It shows the full layout completed. It is a lot cuter in person! Joy did an awesome job.




















Now to make up in the delay of posts I am going to giveaway the Pack Your Bags cartridge! We received one on the cruise and it was a cartridge I already had. I thought it would be nice to give it away on this blog since it was used for the layout.

To enter all you need to do is leave a comment on this post about why you would like to go on a Cricut Cruise. The deadline to enter will be midnight Friday March 25th. Comments will need to be approved so make sure you comment only once please.

There will also be other giveways as we go along, maybe not cartridges but items from the cruise, so be sure to check back with us!

220 comments:

  1. I so want to go on a cruise, any cruise would be fine but a Cricut Cruise would be that much better.
    Maybe someday :)
    Christi
    fillhardfarm at ymail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Omg!!!1 I hope I'm doing this right!!!! Cricut Cruise would be soooo much fun!
    I would be able to scrap while hubby relaxed. Now thats a dream cruise
    Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would love to go on a cricut cruise because, I don't have many cricutters around me and it would be great to me others who share my obsession MM I mean Passion. I have only been out of Indiana once so it would be a really neat experience. And Just think I could get an Okie smack LOL

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would love to go on a cruise like you did...simply because I have NEVER gone on a cruise!

    mj
    AKA grannyemjay on the CC board

    ReplyDelete
  5. WOW!! Looks like FUN!!! I'd LOVE to go on a Cricut cruise bc... #1.. I have 4 kids at home aged 3-15 and I'm GOING CRAZY!!! My sanity is at risk with no vacay. :)#2.. I've never been on a cruise before and would love to.( it's on my bucket list) #3.. I'd love to learn new things. #4.. Hang out with people who understand "Cricut talk" and not look at me silly. LOL .. :)

    Hugs,
    Tanya

    ReplyDelete
  6. WHY WOULDN'T I WANT TO GO ON A CRICUT CRUISE....THE BESTEST REASON WOULD BE TO MEET ALL THE PEOPLE I'VE BEEN CHATTING AND SHARING WITH FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS....WHAT COULD BE MORE FUN THAN PUTTING ALL OF US WITH ALL THE SAME INTERESTS ON THE SAME BOAT?

    OH YEH...AND IF THEY DO HAVE ANOTHER CRICUT CRUISE....I'M IN!

    KAT

    ReplyDelete
  7. I would love to go on the Cricut Cruise because it looks so fun! I have seen wonderful pictures from you and Robyn (My Pink Stamper). If only I didn't have to fly to get to the departure place!!! ***I know that Okie will not make fun of me when she finds out that I am scared of flying!***

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would love to go on the next Cricut Cruise just so I could meet all of the wonderful people who's blogs I have joined, or have seen on the Cricut message board! And maybe to just breathe in some of their great ideas! Because I sure could use some of those ideas! And it looks soooo much fun! Thanks Okie! You rock!

    Sylvia
    slapshot21@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, I would love to go on a cruise, especially a cricut cruise, it would be so cool to meet all these famous "cricut people", but I get extreme motion sickness and fear I'd turn greener than a cricut (heheheheh)

    I would love to win this cartridge, I don't have it and could use it, because in 40 days I'M going to Jamaica!!

    Penny G

    moose collector 17 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  10. I am glad you had a great time The LO is adorable!

    aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Going on a cricut cruise would combine the 2 thing I love most my cricut and going on cruises.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love to cruise and would go in a heartbeat. I can't think of anything better than combining my love of paper-crafting and taking a cruise. It sounds like you all had so much fun that I want to go along next time too!
    DeAnna
    AKA: PaperGrandma

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would LOVE to go on the CRICUT cruise because who doesn't love to cruise? In fact, they are my two favorite "C's"!!! Cricut and Crusin'!!!

    Awesome giveaway, thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I would love to go on the cruise to meet all the talented, helpful people on the Cricut MB. Everything about it sounds fun!
    Sharon

    ReplyDelete
  15. V L (TwoCraftyKitties)March 22, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    Thanks for the nice give away. I would love to go in a Cricut Cruise for several reasons: 1. Have never been in a cruise and this one looks like so much fun! 2. I get to meet awesome scrapbookers 3. Having the chance to relax and learn new techniques. 4. OMG, been able to hang out with Cricut himself or is it herself? LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have had the opportunity to go on a cruise and it was fun (albeit short- a 3 day in baja-calif), but a scrapbooking cruise…. now that would be HEAVEN! I would LOVE to be around such talented scrappers and just be inspired 

    Thanks for the chance,
    Jennifer
    jenniferelmenhurst@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise because I love cruises and I love my Cricut so how fun to combine the two.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. A cruise is something I've been wanting to do, and a cricut cruise would be AWESOME! (as evidenced here by this amazing we can live through you blog) Very nice of you to share your prizes with us!
    ShelleyRoo

    ReplyDelete
  19. Cricuting and cruising--could it get any better than that??? Thanks for your blog and for sharing your experience.

    acker1nr@cmich.edu

    ReplyDelete
  20. I would love to go on a cruise that focused on creativity for like minded people! What a nice gesture on your part, sharing your experiences and cartridge with others.

    Thanks
    Mickey

    ReplyDelete
  21. I would love to go on a cruise! But getting to craft and cruise at the same time would be awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would love to go on a cricut cruise because it would be great to hang out with people that understand this cricut obsession we have, see some great locations, eat some fabulous food and just have fun!

    Thanks so much for doing this blog and giving us a chance to win a really wonderful cartridge.

    Thanks,
    Deidre (Scrapperdee)

    ReplyDelete
  23. A cruise would be great. Bt a crafting cruise with Cricut would be close to heaven!

    roberta_mac74@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Okie I will be on this cruise for sure next year for sure if you are going!!!!! I have never been on one and to go on the cricut one would make me forget about all that water around me LOL Yes I can swim but dont understand how those big boats float or planes fly. LOL Thanks for the chance to win this cart so I can practice packing my bags!!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh my gosh! I think combining crafting and a cruise would be the best vacation ever!!! Right now I am on the final day of a short three day vacation with two sick kids! Not my idea of a restful vacation! Thanks for taking us on your cruise in your pictures!

    jvilla95ar at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  26. OMG Okie!!! How sweet are you? he he he....we cruise as a family once a year and to do an "Official" Cricut cruise would ROCK!!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have never been on a cruise and would love to. If I got to scrap too that would be so awesome.

    ReplyDelete
  28. I have never been on a cruise, would love to go and get a break... I have 4 kiddos that keep me busy, would love a vaca!
    kacee
    mcvicwif@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. All the pictures from the Cricut Cruise showed everyone having so much fun-so I would love to go!

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a super cute layout. I love the colors. It looks like you guys had a blast. I am cruise shy because one of my bffs parents were on a cruise ship when it caught fire. oop!!! scray. I am a wuss. Misty smmjalittlejohn at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Wow, I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise, I would get to learn more neat stuff about my G..My Imagine, and what is coming up in Provo Craft.
    Laura Lee

    LauraLee444@live dot com

    ReplyDelete
  32. I would so love to go on a Cricut Cruise to meet you Okie!! I talk about you all the time to my husband that he even asked me one day how you were doing on the Cruise. I laugh and the realized that he does listen to me when I talk about you. I really need some new inspiration for my crafting abilities and a Cricut Cruise would help out.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Drinks, sunshine, no husband...............need I say more

    ReplyDelete
  34. I have never been on a cruise and this one looks like it was so much fun. I am saving money now in hopes that there will be one next year and I will be able to go.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I have been on 3 cruises and they were all really fun, but if I got to scrapbook and cruise...OMG I wouldn't be able to contain myself!!! LOL

    Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge!
    kreitano(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I would like to go on a Cricut cruise to meet people who enjoy doing the same thing that I like to do! I don't see me going on one in the near future, but a girl can dream!

    Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I would love to go on the cricut cruise, because I have never gone on a cruise at all and craft one, especially the one thing I used mainly PC STUFF WOULD BE FABULOUS!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!! Thanks for all your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise so that I get away from my DH who has driven me crazy this winter, lol.
    Jana

    ReplyDelete
  39. Oh why I would love to go on a cruise!!!???!!! Beside all the relaxation! all the fun meeting new crafty people!!!

    scrapbookaholicbyabby(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  40. I would love to go on Cricut crusie so I could craft, have fun and get a GREAT pic with me and the cricut like you did :)

    ReplyDelete
  41. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise. A great time to be with people who share the same passion for crafting as I have.

    vkcarter1@att.net

    ReplyDelete
  42. I would love to go on a cruise with Cricut. It would be great to meet all the fabulously-talented people and learn about all new "tips and tricks" for LOTS of people. What a fun time it would be.

    ReplyDelete
  43. It would be a blast being on a cruise with the folks I talk to on the board. I would also love to meet you in person! How fun!!!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Oh MY! I want to go on a cruise because I never have! But I am afraid of sea legs after I get back! I spent a week on a house boat at Lake Powell and was sick for a week after I got home LOL Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  45. I would love to go on the cruise to have some time for "me" to do things I enjoy, meet people who I admire through their blogs and see the beautiful locations, too.

    Christi
    keenerfamily at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Going on a Cricut cruise would mean that I would be among a big group of people with my same affliction - papercrafting obsession! I would feel at home, and learn and, most of all, have fun! Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge!

    ReplyDelete
  47. Oh Okie..a cruise would be so great...but a cricut cruise would be beyond words. I love to scrap and to be able to go on a cruise and scrap with wonderful, and talented people is a dream come true...a beautiful dream come true. Oh, I would so love to win the "pack your bags" cartridge. I simply love it. Thank you for the opportunity to win it. God Bless

    ReplyDelete
  48. Oh I want this cartridge so bad! Thanks for the chance to win! I would LOVE to go on a Cricut Cruise so I could be around others that have the same obsession as me!

    Melissa
    www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. I would love to go because I've never been on a cruise and haven't had a vacation in a long time. Throw in cricut fun and other people that love it and that would be the perfect get away

    ReplyDelete
  50. A cricut cruise would be so much fun as I have never been on a cruise, I could meet others who love Cricut like I do, and it would also be a little bit of relaxing time :)

    Emily (coolcricutcreations at yahoo dot com)

    ReplyDelete
  51. First off, the LO you worked on was nice and cherry and very tropical. It looks like you had a really fun time. I would sooo love to go on a cruise. I would love to learn more and socialise with people to get tips, and mostly cause a full day or days of card making and scrapbooking would be awesome!!
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com
    p.s. too bad I am afraid to be on the open water:(

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'd love to go on a Cricut Cruise because then I would be amongst people who "get" what fun it is to use a Cricut lol. Plus I haven't been on a cruise since I was 12 which is over 40 years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I hope I can go on the cruise sometime. I don't get a chance to connect one on one with other scrappers and I think this would be a great opportunity.

    ReplyDelete
  54. I've not been on a cruise, but I'd love to go on a Cricut Cruise just to meet you and the others I've come to know thru the mb. It looks so fun! Thanks to all of you for sharing your experiences w the rest of us!

    Carol aka cyimbugbitten
    bugbitten at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  55. I would love to go on a cricut cruise. I think it would be a great way to spend a vacation and get to meet other people that love crafting.

    Amanda C
    arockow12 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. I have never been on a Cricut Cruise and it has been my dream to go to one. I unfortunately can't afford it, but if I win this cartridge I could make LO's pretending I'm at the cruise lol. Thanks Okie. Gloria C.
    Gloriaandmickey@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I would love to go on a cruise just to be around all the crafty people.
    Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  58. Two of my favorite things in one place...cruising and Cricut! What more could you ask for! The layout is so cute and since I love my tropical get-aways, it would certainly come in handy. Loving the updates!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I have always wanted to go on a cruise and a cricut cruise would be a great one to start with.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Thanks for the chance to win!

    I've enjoyed experiencing the cruise vicariously. I would LOVE to go on a cricut cruise--a great craft, great company, and great food. What more could a gal ask?

    ReplyDelete
  61. A Cricut cruise would be so much fun! 7 days of paper crafting with no distractions.........LOL! Hopefully I will be able to go in the future! Thanks for thinking of us with this great giveaway - hope I win!!

    ReplyDelete
  62. I'd like to go on the cruise so I can get Okie tipsy. Razzi thinks this would be the best on board entertainment EVER!

    Actually the scrapping, friends and food sound like paradise.

    ReplyDelete
  63. OMG! I would love to go on a cricut cruise or any other cruise for that matter) It would be so great to be with a boatload of people with the same interests as me!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  64. i would LOVE a cricut cruise...(or any cruise after this winter)!! love all your blog postings, okie and keep up the humor!!!

    ReplyDelete
  65. I would love to go on the Cricut Cruise but being a little shy until I get to know people made me hold back. After it was to late I realized my dear aunt would of been an awsome person to take along. Until then I will live it thru this blog & can't wait for the chance next year!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Aww Yay I am so glad for more updates on the cruise - I am sooo living the cruise through this blog haha. I really wanted to go but it just is not possible for me. This is the closest I will ever come lmao

    I would love to go on the cruise because truthfully I am 24 years old and none of my friends share this interest with me and neither doany family members. It would be so awesome to meet up with people who love scrapping!

    Love the layout! Very tropical looking.

    I would love to win this cartridge - I have been looking all over for it but I live in Canada and I guess our local retailers have yet to get it in!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    I look forward to learnign more about the cruise :)

    ReplyDelete
  67. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise!!! A whole ship of people that love their cricuts and paper it would be like heaven, ohhh a girl can dream. ~lori
    gallionlori at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  68. I have never been on a cruise. I am dying to go on one someday. Of course the Cricut Cruise would be a dream come true. Sand sun and crafts. Nothing better.

    Thanks for this blog, it's awesome reading about the trip. Thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Wow, thanks for sharing. That is very nice of you. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise. My fellow scrappers have talked about going on a scrapbooking cruise for years. However none of us have won the lottery yet to afford it. But we can dream about it. A cricut cruse would be awesome, I'm just thinking of all of the people I would get to meet and all of the cool stuff we would get to learn and see.

    ReplyDelete
  70. OMG! I would love to go on the cricut cruise because I think not only would it be a lot of fun and relaxing, I would also get to meet a lot of other crafter which would be so much fun in itself

    ReplyDelete
  71. I would LOVE to go on a Cricut cruise just to be with other Cricut loving friends! What a great way to relax and crop!

    ReplyDelete
  72. Just read everything up to here! Loved the picture of your daughter's sad face when she found out that she forgot her license! Thank goodness that your sister and brother-in-law came to the rescue!

    I'd like to go on a Cricut Cruise mainley to hang out with people who like their Cricut as much as I do!

    Can't wait to read more!

    ReplyDelete
  73. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise because I would be able to scrap and use my cricut continually!!! That would be soooo awesome! It also looks like a TON of FUN!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kristin
    kmkluvs2scrapatgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  74. Oakie it looks like you all had a great time.
    I would love to win "Pack your bags" thanks for the chance.
    Wish you could have popped in at the Stampede, would have loved to meet you.
    Poor Cricut didn't make it, I heard you wore him/her out LOL

    ReplyDelete
  75. Someday I WILL go on a cruise, it would be even better if it were a Cricut cruise! Crafting and vacationing at the same time.... sounds perfect to me! I would also love to win the Pack your bags cartridge! :)

    ReplyDelete
  76. You all had so much fun, that all of us would like to be a part of that. Plus getting a chance to meet and get to know ones that we have been friends with on the MB and FB.

    ReplyDelete
  77. I would really like to go on a Cricut cruise because I can't imagine anyplace / anytime where you would get pampered any more than by Provo Craft AND a cruise crew!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I would love to go on a cricut cruise because I have never been on a cruise before, and I might actually have more time to craft since I am home all day with a 1 yr old and 5 yr old. I mostly think it would be so much fun! Thanks for the give-away, Okie.
    Bethdoc

    ReplyDelete
  79. Creating and a cruise are a great combo in my book. Meeting everyone in person would be an added benefit.

    ReplyDelete
  80. What could be better than cruising with cricut...swimming, sun and crafting!! I would love to go on a cricut cruise, it would be a dream come true!!
    ~Jeannine (j9cj@optonline.net)

    ReplyDelete
  81. I want to go on the Cricut Cruise because it would be super fun and Provo Craft would be there! It would be a blast!
    Michelle
    millers at wildblue dot net

    ReplyDelete
  82. I would so love to go on a cruise! DH and I have never been on one! But to be on one and be scrapping? Who could ask for more! I'd love taking classes and learning new techniques! From the pictures, sure looks like you had a great time! Wish I could join you! Might have to start a "cruise" jar?

    Thanks for sharing your plunder with those of us who are living the adventure thru you! (:-)

    ReplyDelete
  83. I'd love to be on a Cricut Cruise to get to meet some of my on line 'friends'and to spend time with others who love the same things I do!

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

    ReplyDelete
  84. Okie - I just love reading your posts. I would love Pack Your Bags - I've been eyeing it since it came out.

    Going on a Cricut Cruise would be awesome because I could enjoy the crafting that I love as well as relax in the sun - perfection!

    Vicki
    craignvic at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  85. Okay, in 25 words or less...I want to go on a Cricut Cruise because I was dumb and didn't go on the 2011 cruise. LOL!

    Hey, I need that cartridge! If I win I PROMISE to do a cruise layout with it next year!

    ReplyDelete
  86. I want to go on the Cricut cruise to meet all my friends! You all looked like you ad such a wonderful time.

    ReplyDelete
  87. I would love to go to the cricut cruise so that I could meet new people that like the same thing that I do. Come on a cruise and a crop, you have the beat of two worlds.
    Amarilis
    Amarilisperez at msn dot com

    ReplyDelete
  88. I love cruises, and I love all things cricut, so why not combine the two and send me to heaven! How cool would it be to meet others who love playing with their toys as much as I do.

    Darlene
    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

    ReplyDelete
  89. OOH Okie,
    I would love to go on cruise just to do something I've never done before.
    (and away from the kids...)
    I have been drooling (yes, I do, but only for crafty items)
    over this cart right from the get go. Thanks for the chance.

    etfamily at wynndel dot ca

    ReplyDelete
  90. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise because I would be able to meet so many fabulous people with similar interests. And I would finally be able to put a face with a MB name!! :) And of course, the tropical weather would be nice, too....since I'm a New Englander!! :)

    mderosby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  91. Because it would be a total BLAST to go cruising with my Cricut buddies!

    ReplyDelete
  92. My dream vacation is a cruise! Now one that included scrapping would be just heavenly!! Thanks for the pics.
    shewhodreamz at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  93. I would love to go on the cruise because I have no one here to play cricuteer with and it looks like so much fun
    Debbie
    dj0818 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  94. I actually feel like I was on that cruise, because I've been living it gregariously thru you and others who have been posting on this awesome cruise blog. :-)

    But. . . . I would love to go on a "real one", just to meet up w/ all the Cricut people out there. If we hit rough weather, tho, I may match Mr. Cricut, himself. LOL

    I would love to win this cart. Thanks so much for sharing the one you received, Okie. Very sweet of you!!! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  95. I love cruising! I'm going on a cruise in 2 weeks! I have always wanted to go on a Cricut Cruise! Anything that involves me scrapping and have fun with the girls! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    ReplyDelete
  96. I just love reading your posts and watch your
    blog for great ideas and lots of giggles.

    Thank you love to go on a cruise and just
    scrap the time away.

    fergie

    ReplyDelete
  97. I'd love to go on a cruise because it would be nice to get to go on a relaxing vacation. Everything you need is right on the ship with you. Hubby can stay in the room and relax while I do my thing in the crop room.
    pjballewatgmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  98. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise because I love cruises and my Cricut, so to be able to combine the two has to be heaven! Also, to be with other people who love the Cricut would be a lot of fun. Sorry you don't love your Gypsy (yet). I LOVE my Gypsy. Thanks for the opportunity to win this cartridge...it's on my wish list.

    ReplyDelete
  99. Seriously???? What reason is there for me NOT wanting to go on a Cricut Cruise???? I would LOVE to go to meet some other Cricuteers. Also have never been on a cruise before and my hubby isn't a water lover so might be my only chance to get on one!!!! Thanks for the chance to win. I adore this cart and would love to add it to my collection. Glad that everyone had such a great time on the trip!!!!
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

    ReplyDelete
  100. I have never been on a cruise but know that a Cricut Cruise would be the best of both worlds. So hope they have another one next year.

    Donna C.
    goCricutgo

    ReplyDelete
  101. I'd love to go on a Cricut Cruise because the two things that relax me the most are the ocean and crafting - and to combine the two would be just awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  102. I would love to go on a cricut cruise so I can meet all the crafty people that contribute to my craftyness. A Get away and to have fun!! Thanks for the chance!!

    Ashley
    ScrappinAsh at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  103. I love cruising and I love the Cricut! I think combining both would be awesome! Winning the Pack your bags cart would be a great place to start, thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Okieladybug I love your blog. I visit it often to see what cute items you have made. It looks like you had a great time on the cruise. I'm ready to "Pack Your Bags" with a cute layout or card if I get a chance to go on a cricut cruise myself. Thanks for your wonderful delights and I love learning from you. Sherry peters_35@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I'd love to go on a Cricut Cruise for a fun girl's getaway and to meet some fellow Cricut lovers!!

    ReplyDelete
  106. I am so glad to see more of your trip, Okie. It sounds like it was a great experience. I would love to get to go on a Cricut cruise and meet so many fun ladies who share so many of the same interests. And I would love going somewhere tropical during the winter! I can't buy any more cartridges(budget cuts!) but I would LOVE to win Pack Your Bags.

    ReplyDelete
  107. Thank you for posting some cruise pics! It looks like it was a wonderful time! I'm green, almost as green as Cricut... I've never been on a cruise and have always said when I do go it will be to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands (I have no idea why I picked that destination!)and you got to go there! I can't even imagine the thrill of a Cricut Cruise! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  108. I'd love to go because it looks like a ton of fun, and I've never been on a cruise!

    ReplyDelete
  109. OH BOY... WHY WOULDN'T I WANT TO GO ON A CRUISE..LOL!! IT WOULD BE SO AWESOME JUST TO GET AWAY & MEET ALL MY FELLOW SCRAPBOOKERS. I AM PRETTY SURE I WOULDN'T GET MUCH DONE BUT I WULD DEFINATLEY MAKE LOTS OF NEW FRIENDS.IT WOULD BE A BLAST AND ALSO WOULD BE MY FIRST EVER CRUISE! THANKS FOR SHARING ALL THE PHOTOS!! MAYBE NEXT YEAR!!!
    LINDAP

    ReplyDelete
  110. I Would soooo LOVE to go on a CRICUT Cruise cause I'd get to meet all of you AWESOME crafty gals!!! And I would get to eat, and eat, and eat and not feel guilty cause it's a vacation... RIGHT? :o)

    ReplyDelete
  111. Oh to be surrounded by others who LOVE their cricut would be a dream come true and even better meeting them on my first ever cruise. Hope this dream comes true! lol
    Kathy
    mskathywmu4 at cox dot net

    ReplyDelete
  112. omgosh! why would I like to go on a cricut cruise! One because I would be with people who love to craft with their cricut as much as I do! Two because the idea of being able to take a vacation sounds sooooo good! Since I've become a at home caregiver for hubby Ive not had much of a chance to get away and this would be sooooo much fun!
    mistie1@cox.net

    ReplyDelete
  113. Cruising and Cricut, what could be more fun than that! Okie, thanks for sharing the layout and all the fun you had.

    ReplyDelete
  114. I would love to go on a cruise and a cricut cruise would be the best, But only if YOU were there! ;) (Please disregard the brown nosing going on. I mean I am trying to win a cricut cartridge that I deperately "need".) But seriously getting to meet all my msg brd & blog friends in real life would be the absolute best! :)

    ReplyDelete
  115. I have always wanted to go on a cruise but it just never happened and what a way to try it out then to be on one with all my MB buddies. I could be craftin and my DH could be gambling. Sounds like a plan hey!

    ReplyDelete
  116. Oh I had wanted to go on the Cricut cruise as soon as I heard about it but alas, the wallet didn't agree :( I am struggling to save for CHA this summer much less a cruise :) I would love to go on a Cricut cruise to meet lots of other cricuteers (and maybe make a layout or two!)

    ReplyDelete
  117. what a fantastic giveaway!! there are so many reasons I'd love to go on the cricut cruise! It looks like you all had tons of fun!! I have never been on a cruise, I would love to go and scrapbook for a week with no other responsibilities besides having a great time!! thanks for the chance to win! maybe someday when my kids are older i'll be able to go!! tfs
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

    ReplyDelete
  118. I really wanted to go on the Cricut cruise but it just didn't work out financially this year. I'm praying for a better year next year so I can go and meet everyone from the message board and blogs I read.
    I live in Iowa and lets just say there isn't any sandy beaches anywhere near here. LOL There isn't very many people that use the cricut around here either. :( So to meet lots of fun cricut friends would be great.
    papermemories4u @ yahoo . com

    ReplyDelete
  119. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise because it would be so much fun to spend time with other paper crafters!

    ReplyDelete
  120. OMG!!! I have been eyeing this cart and would love to win it! Me and my BFF have the best times when we are together and I would love to be able to have her with me on a trip like this!
    Scrapthis@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  121. I would like to go on a Cricut cruise because it would be fun, scrapbooking is fun, meeting fellow
    Cricuteers would be fun, since they actually get it, and girls just wanna have FUN!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  122. I wanted to go on the CC as soon as I found out there was room but due to my husbands "newer" job it wasnt possible! I am hoping to go on a Cricut Cruise one day..that would make a great 1st cruise for me! I would be in crafters heaven if I could meet lots of the people I "talk" to on the internet! I would love to win this cartridge as it looks like it has tons of cute items!! Thanks for a chance to win!!

    Thanks!!
    Carolanne
    rcj0907 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  123. Who wouldn't want to go on a cruise!! I will go any where anytime!

    ReplyDelete
  124. I would love to go on a cricut cruise and be able to create with lots of wonderful folks everyday.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win and thanks for sharing!
    Trena
    tlpsf49ataoldotcom

    ReplyDelete
  125. AAAAA, who wouldn't want to go on a cruise, seriously. First of all, I ain't never been on one, so that alone is the only reason! :)

    Love ya Okie girl!!!

    Tuki

    ReplyDelete
  126. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise, first of all I've never been on a cruise, and secondly a cruise and crafting combined would be totally awesome!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  127. I would love to go on the Cricut Cruise to be with all of you wonderful crafty Cricut users. Probably wouldn't get much done except getting to know every one. Plus, I would love to just go on a cruise and what better one to go on than a Cricut one????~

    ReplyDelete
  128. I love to go on Scrapbook Retreat (therapy) with my scrappy friends! What could be a better retreat than a Cricut Cruise? I have never been on a cruise (yet), and this would be a great way to do it! Would love to highlight my future trip with this cartridge!
    kristyscraps@sbcglobal.net

    ReplyDelete
  129. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise. I can tell from everyone's pictures and comments that they have posted on their blogs, that it was a trip of a lifetime. It would be so fun to meet in person, you, and everyone else that I have followed on their blogs for about a year now. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    ReplyDelete
  130. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise! I have never been on a cruise at all and this would be so much fun to hang out with other ladies who share my love for crafting! It would be so awesome too to get to meet you, Robyn and Karlee, Melanie and Joy, and Monique Griffith whose work I just adore!!

    Thanks for the chance to win Pack Your Bags!!
    Tracy
    jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

    ReplyDelete
  131. I would love a week to relax and scrap. I enjoy 2 weekends a year dedicated to scrapping w/family and friends. A whole week would be heaven. Thanks for a chance to win. Tammy
    (And I can figure out the Cricut. I can't figure out how to get my son's name of the posting.)

    ReplyDelete
  132. I would really like to go on the cruise because while I constantly stalk scrappy blogs, I've never been to a SWARM or meet-up or any other crafty get together. I'd love to meet some of the people whose blogs I stalk!

    ReplyDelete
  133. I think it would be fantastic to be able to do scrappy stuff and see great places and make new friends. Thanks for a chance to win. terriebruckman@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  134. I would like to go on the cruise to meet all you wonderful ladies I follow on your blogs!!! It would be super fun to hang out with all of you.

    barbara614@insightbb.com

    ReplyDelete
  135. Who wouldn't want to go on a Cricut Cruise? What a fabulous way to to meet new and old Cricut friends. You girls had a blast and I don't want to miss out again!

    jdkentinc at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  136. I want to go on a Cricut Cruise! I have never been on a cruise and know the Cricut Cruise is the one for me! When is the next one?

    ReplyDelete
  137. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise as I know I could learn so much from all the crafty people there. And spending several days just crafting would be awesome. My dream vacation!

    ReplyDelete
  138. 7 days of freedom? Can you say Pack Your Bags! I would love to do this cruise next year and hope I can work things out. Sounds like so much fun. Thanks for doing the giveaway.

    Carmen (ScrapperDelighted)

    ReplyDelete
  139. The cruise sounds like so much fun! It would be neat to meet the people we "read" everyday or so. Thanks for the give away. It would be a great cartridge to have. Rosie

    ReplyDelete
  140. Great pics from the cruise! I would love to have that cart. I don't have anything 'travely" in my collection. We are taking my ds to the gulf coast beach for the first time this summer, so I'll need something!

    ReplyDelete
  141. Oh, yeah, I would definitely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to go on a Cricut Cruise!!!!!!! I've never been on a cruise before, but, I would LOVE the chance to be surrounded by so many other "Cricut Freaks ;) " where everyone totally gets my obsession (they actually even encourage & enable it!!) & no one expects anyone else to be "normal"!!!!!!!!! WHEE!!!!! How awesome would that be?????!! Although, I would need lots & lots of advance notice that I was goin' 'cause I would definitely have to stock up on "cruise clothes"! Thanks for the chance to win this fun giveaway...I've got my fingers crossed...& everything else that will cross!!!

    ReplyDelete
  142. We have been married for 18yrs and we have NEVER had a vacation!!! (budget just has never allowed it) now with 3 kids (2 are special needs) our budget is even tighter!!! But boy do I sure NEED a VACATION!!! I AM TIRED!!! I would probably be my luck I would spend the whole trip "sea sick" LOL!!!
    Blessings,
    Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  143. It would be awesome to go on a Cricut Cruise! I'd love to meet so many people who love scrapbooking, card making, and of course all things Cricut! I scrap alone so it would be amazing to be with others who love doing what I love doing. Thank for putting up this blog, I can at least go on a cruise second-hand. cmballard@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  144. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise so that I could scrap with other scrappers and meet new friends! Thank you for the chance to win! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  145. Thanks for the generous giveaway! Why would I like to take a Cricut Cruise? Well (1) it's Cricut and (2) it's a Cruise! DUH!!! :-)

    I've always wanted to take a cruise and to add Cricut to it would just be all the more fun!

    ReplyDelete
  146. You look like you had a wonderful time. The lay out was bright and fun. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise to be a sponge and soak up as many ideas..tips..and inspiration as I could. And of course meet as many wonderful scrappin' people as I could too.
    mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

    Too bad i am afraid to go out in a boat:(

    ReplyDelete
  147. Hey Okie thanks for the giveaway
    I would love to go on the cruise because
    1. I would love to meet all you wonderful bloggers who inspire me daily
    2. I would love to learn new things from all the classes that they offer
    3. It would be a blast!

    ReplyDelete
  148. OMG! How could u imagine anything more fabulous than cropping for 7 days? And the possibility of meeting women that you have followed and admired for years is beyond special. My bags are packed, now all I need is a ticket! lwardenski@comcast.net LaurieW

    ReplyDelete
  149. I totally want to go on the cruise for the fun (much needed!) and the cool surprise gifts!!

    ReplyDelete
  150. Thanks for sharing Okie -- it sounds wonderful. I hope they do it again next year and I'm starting to save my $$.
    Thanks for the chance to win a great cartridge!!
    craft junkie too at gmail dot com.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Thanks for such a generous giveaway. A cruise in the tropics sounds like heaven. I live in Montana where it is snowing as I write this and with about 6 inches of snow already on the ground--I think we are skipping Spring this year :)

    ReplyDelete
  152. Why? You guys look like you had a blast and now I feel left out! I want to go on a Cricut cruise!

    Kathy Wyatt
    jka_wyatt@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  153. I would love to go on the cruise to meet all the wonderful people

    ramona_p83 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  154. Why wouldn't I want to go on a Cricut Cruise! Ha - It combines something I have always wanted to do - Cruise and something I love - crafting !

    ReplyDelete
  155. It looks like you had a great time! I wish I could have gone on the cruise!! Thanks for the chance to win! This cartridge is on my wish list!!
    ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  156. Hi, Okie. Thank you so much for sharing. I would love to go on the cruise to learn from all of you experts! And it just sounds so FUN!

    ReplyDelete
  157. A Cricut Cruise would be awesome. Meeting the people I follow would be fun and sharing the experience, that would make my day.

    ReplyDelete
  158. My husband and I love cruising for any reason... But a cricut cruise? Awesome! It'd be great seeing all the people in person that I only see pictures of on line. Going to beautiful new places and scrapping with the cricut... What could be better than that?

    Sylvia A

    ReplyDelete
  159. It sounds and looks like you guys had a great time I would love to go on a Cricut cruise because I think it would be great to get together with a bunch of ladies with the same craft interest thanks for sharing your fun Okie! debbie.58@live.ca

    ReplyDelete
  160. What a great giveaway, thanks! Why would I love a Cricut cruise? Well first I have been wanting to go on any cruise again (preferably free!). Second, I just need some blocked out time away from distractions to work on layouts. What better than to combine the two???

    ReplyDelete
  161. Cruisung and cricut - it can't get any better!

    ReplyDelete
  162. I can't imagine anybody not wanting to go on the Cricut and Cruise. Best of both worlds, however, how did you ever find time to sleep?

    mmlmn @polarcomm.com

    ReplyDelete
  163. Oh my, why WOULDNT someone wanna go?! I've never been on a cruise so I would be VERY excited to go anyway, but add Cricut and my heart pounds! haha I dont live around anyone crafty...so the internet is my only way to share & get ideas and talk to other people about this stuff, so i would REALLY ENJOY being able to relate to other paper obsessed people :)

    ReplyDelete
  164. Never been on a cruise, would love to do a cricut cruise....the warm sun, fancy drinks, and meeting new friends, what fun
    that would be..thanks for the
    opportunity to win
    "Pack Your Bags"
    Cynthia
    ryderpg@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  165. I would have loved to have been on the cruise with y'all. It looks like so much fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win this cart! Very sweet of you Okie!

    Kelly

    ReplyDelete
  166. Not only do I want to go on a Cricut cruise I want to go on one with you! You crack me up and I know it would be a great time hangin with you.

    ReplyDelete
  167. A Cricut Cruise would be such a great way to focus on nothing but crafting for a whole week. What could be better therapy?

    ReplyDelete
  168. Wow it looks like you had alot of fun and I look forward to seeing more. I would love to go on a cricut cruise, hey you never know maybe one day I will win the lottery and off I will go. I think it would be so much fun to cruise and crop

    ReplyDelete
  169. I would so love to go on a cruise... never have been on one and a Cricut one would be AMAZING! Would love this cartridge just as much. It would be the first (besides the one my cricut came with). Thanks so much for the chance to win. letscutitnow(at) yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  170. A Cricut Cruise would be a WONDERFUL vacation - filled with scrapbooking and picture taking and meeting loads of talented folks who enjoy the same hobbies!
    Thanks for the chance to win a cartridge.

    Melinda

    ReplyDelete
  171. A cricut cruise Would be my ultimate Dream come true, It would be so much fun to meet all the talented and fun loving gals!! Not to mention the spectacular Sights!! Super giveaway and thank you!!! Everyone looks like they are having so much Fun!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail.com
    Rexann

    ReplyDelete
  172. Any cruise would be a wonderful thing to go on, but a Cricut Cruise, where I could learn all kinds of things about my precious Cricut? Heaven!

    Wendy T.

    ReplyDelete
  173. Well thanks for the giveaway. I really want to go on a cruise if they have one next year. I've never been on a cruise so hot damn that would be awesome! Besides I missed every get together this year and my DH said I would get to go to at least one next year. I don't think he thought a cruise might be an option. ;D

    ReplyDelete
  174. What an awesome project Joy did for you all ! Love the colors too. I really want to go on the cruise next year and will start saving now.

    I want to go just so I can soak up some Sun, Cricut Goodness PLUS Okie Smart-azzness...is that a real word? LOL

    I really really want that Pack Your Bag cartridge...I keep trying to buy it but it is always sold out! I have cruise pictures I need to scrap and need that cart baaaaaaaad!

    ReplyDelete
  175. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise because I have the BIGGEST crush on Cricut!!! But SHHH, don't tell my husband!

    ~Selena
    monterae2@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  176. I have been wanting to go on a cruise forever. If I was able to also work on my cricut obsession, I mean passion, that would make it even better!!!! I'm hoping to be able to go next year!

    ReplyDelete
  177. thanks for the chance to win a GREAT cart!! im not sure i would want to go on a cricut cruise. IM TERRIFIED of boats, open water ahhhhhh the thought scares me. but i love cricut so maybe that would help my fear of boats!!

    craftymomma
    stratus2134 at aol dot com

    ReplyDelete
  178. Who wouldn't want to go on the Cricut cruise??? You get the best the best of both worlds...fun in the sun and with Cricut! Thanks for the chance to win.

    ReplyDelete
  179. I would love to go on a cricut cruise for a fun filled vacation.. It would be great to meet so many and see the creative projects. Thanks for a chance :) LisaMH Lsadog822 at sbcglobal dot net

    ReplyDelete
  180. Oh, what I wouldn't do to be able to get away from 3 kids 5 and under and a husband who knows better... lol! And the best part? Papercrafting day in and day out! Sounds like an absolute dream!
    Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  181. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise for more than one reason. One, I've never been on a cruise; Two, I don't really have anyone to scrap with and this would be so fun; Three, I've met so many people on the MB that it'd be great to meet them in person ! I love my Cricut(oh and sorry Okie) I really love my Gypsy and would never want to scrap without it !!!
    Anna
    scrapnfun208@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  182. I would love to go on the cricut cruise to spend time around other cricut enthusiasts (they are truly the only ones who understand my obsession!
    Thanks for the giveaway...looks like a great cruise!

    ReplyDelete
  183. save my pennies ---I've got to do more than that!!! I would love to go if they have this cruise again. Looks like so much fun... anything going on Cricut-wise on the west coast?

    maureen
    mo_sala@pacbell.net

    ReplyDelete
  184. Joy's project was amazing and I love the detailed instructions! That's my kind of class. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise to meet all of you amazing talented woman in person. And to have the craft and cruise experience would be to good to be true. We have been looking at going on a disney cruise for our first cruise experience, but look out Mickey, Cricut may win out!!

    ReplyDelete
  185. Oh my gosh, I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise. I've wanted to go on a cruise forever but my hubby gets motion sickness, so I've never been on one. If it was a Cricut Cruise I wouldn't feel quite so bad about leaving him home. (he would think it was a girly thing and not want to go). Love that cartridge too, but haven't gotten it yet. There's so many nice ones out right now. Thank you for keeping us updating. Cindy

    ReplyDelete
  186. I want to go on the next Cricut Cruise because I think I would learn so much about my Cricut and scrapping!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    luccialtman at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  187. It would be so awesome to win and be able to share the love of paper crafting and traveling all at the same time. All the while being wined and dined with room service and maid service with sun and sand. Sounds pretty perfect to me!!!
    passionatelypaper@gmaildotcom

    ReplyDelete
  188. Why wouldn't I want to go on a cruise where i could scrap to my heart's content, learn techniques and gain new ideas from those more talented than myself, and have a fabulous vacation all at the same time? Let me think.... I would love to go!!

    ReplyDelete
  189. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  190. I love going on cruises anyway but a Cricut cruise would be the ultimate dream. To get to attend Cricut classes and craft with some really great people. I so want to meet some of the bloggers that I read their blogs daily and consider friends although we have never met. (yes that includes you Okie) jls@eplus.net

    ReplyDelete
  191. I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise with so many of the talented bloggers that I visit on a daily basis. It would be wonderful to actually meet my "blogger world friends."
    swiley639@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  192. I have never been on a cruise. What fun! A Cricut Cruise: NO cooking & being surrounded by people who have "Cricut green blood". Wow!

    ReplyDelete
  193. I would love to go on a cticut cruise for so many reasons... sun, fun, scrapping fun in the sun! LOL Seriously, it would be so nice to have time with other scrappers to just play and socialize.

    ReplyDelete
  194. This is the best of both worlds: Cricut and cruising! I can't think of anything more fun.

    ReplyDelete
  195. I am so jealous. You had an awesome trip. I hope to go someday. I would actually just love to find someone to craft with at home.

    ReplyDelete
  196. hmmm - I guess my other comment did not make it through.


    I would love to go on a Cricut Cruise! It would combine my two favorite things: Cricut fun and peace and relaxation.

    ReplyDelete
  197. Crafting and cruising... a combination that just can't be better. Thanks for the chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  198. I would love to go on a Cricut cruise because it would be great to meet and be in one place for several days with a bunch of people who love their Cricuts and who hang out on the MB. I would love to learn even more techniques and ideas to use and share with others (I know a few people who have Cricuts, but not very many). It would just be so great to be with a bunch of people who would understand my hobby/passion for paper crafting. It would also be wonderful to meet some of the people who work for Provo Craft and come up with such awesome machines and carts, etc. to enhance our paper crafting even more. Besides, I love cruises, in general, so it would be the best of two worlds. I could go on and on, but I think I should stop here. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I'd love to have that cart.

    ReplyDelete
  199. Oh my goodness, I would LOVE to go on a Cricut Cruise! First, none of my friends are into scrapping or Cricut, so it would be great to spend some time with ladies who understand! Also, I have never been on a cruise, but I know I would be GREAT at it! Thanks for a great giveaway ... it's an adorable cart!
    k underscore austgen at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete