Thursday, May 22

Cruise to Alaska with Tim Holtz - Day One

These days I have been doing quite a bit of wandering, and most recently I wandered around the Norwegian Cruise Line's Pearl -- a good place to ramble about and also a good vessel on which to cruise around Alaska' Inner Passage.Our first day was spent at sea -- an unfortunately rainy, windy and rough day on the Pearl. The highlight of my day was a 2.5 hour workshop with Tim Holtz. The fruit of this workshop was an adorable little journal in which to collect our photos and thoughts from this adventure.I loved working with Tim's Grungeboard and crackle paints; and the Heidi Swapp papers he supplied were beautiful and perfect for this project! Eventually I will process the rest of my photos and add them to little gem.

I will post more soon, but you see, tomorrow is my birthday, and I have "surprise" guests arriving from out of town in an hour, and a "surprise" party tomorrow night. (So glad I got a heads-up on this one!)


  1. buon compleanno, leslie!!!! i cannot wait to hear more about your cruising adventure.

  2. Leslie,

    Wishing you the happiest of birthdays and a wonderful year ahead full of artful fun!


  3. HaPPy BiRthDaY my sweet LeslIe. I wish I were there to celebrate you!! The world was made a better place the day you were born, and I'm so glad to call you friend! Celebrate, and be filled with love and good cheer. I KNOW that wonderful smile of yours will be on your face all day, and hopefully long after. enjoy

  4. Hey there!!!!


    May we enjoy many beautiful workshops together in this next year of your fun filled life.

    Hope this day and every other brings you much joy.

    xo Karen

  5. sounds like such fun...way to go girl...i have missed so much while i was distracted...hugs and blessings, rebecca

  6. Oh Leslie!!! Wishing you a happy and joyful day!!!

    The grunge book is FABULOUS!!! CHOCK full of inspiration!!!

  7. Happy Birthday!!!!

  8. Hope you had a great Birthday yesterday, and that the " surprise" party is still going strong!

    Can't wait to hear about the rest of your Creative Journey with Tim... I'll be checking back after things "settle down", Birthday Girl.

  9. Hello Miss Leslie, so glad that you put up with all of our shenanigans! We love you so much, and hope that you have many many more reasons to celebrate.

    Loving you lots, all of the busted party people.

    Dani, Mom, Sharon & Marilyn, Madeline, Margaret, Marion, Maryland AKA spook.

  10. Leslie what an amazing trip you must of had, cant wait to hear more
    Take care

  11. Sounds like you had a brilliant time.
    Happiest of birthdays!!!

  12. Happy Birthday, Leslie! Hope it is wonderful~~


  13. Happy Birthday Leslie! - the journal is adorable - I'm guessing that you had and are having a wonderful time - sharing it vicariously from over here...

    xox - eb.

  14. Happy Birthday Leslie!
    WOW! You are experiencing some incredible workshops!