2012 Stamping Cruise - Thank you!

Darkroom Door - Tuesday, February 14, 2012


What can I say? Put simply - the 2012 Australia / South Pacific Stamping Cruise on board the Rhapsody of the Seas was LOADS of fun! Our stamping group was amazing, they came from all over Australia and New Zealand and together we spent 13 days at sea exploring the islands of Fiji, New Caledonia and Vanuatu! I had an absolute ball teaching all the workshops. As you can imagine, the classroom was buzzing with excitement as new projects were being completed, new techniques being learned and new friendships being made.


The photo above is our stamping group. A big thanks to Lorelle (pictured in the front row on the right), owner of Crafting Cruises, for all her hard work and effort in co-ordinating the group.

Here is just a sneak at some of the projects that I taught on the cruise. I will share the projects in full when I return from Europe in a couple of weeks. But for now, I just wanted to give you a glimpse of the fun stuff we got up to :)

First up was a 2012 Stamping Cruise Journal:


We also created framed shadow box with loads of texture:


Another great class was a Seaside Printers Tray:


There's just a few of the classes I taught... the stampers also created a lot of cards and a 2012 calendar in another 3 workshops. I'll share those photos in upcoming blog posts. 

I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to the generous companies who helped make this cruise such an amazing adventure! These wonderful companies either sponsored workshops, donated prizes or sent in products that could be used to make cards for charities. I am forever grateful for your generous support: 


While on board the ship, our stampers created a total of 212 cards which will be donated to Aussie Troops so they can write home to their families and Ronald McDonald house. Thank you to all of the stampers who contributed their time and creativity while out at sea! It was a fantastic effort which I am sure will be appreciated by many!!!


One of the best rewards of an adventure like this is not only the chance to explore new places, but the friendships that are created along the way. Thank you so much to all of you for sharing this journey with me!

- Rachel


Shirley Henry commented on 04-Jan-2014 08:09 AM
I had an absolute blast Rachel!The classes were fun :)I have started saving for the next one!

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