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TRAVEL VLOG – Crafting on a Cruise! What did I pack?

Happy Tuesday, all! I just returned home after a week-long California Coastal Cruise and thought I’d share with you what I crafting items I packed and also a card that I colored while away. I packed a bit different than the last time since I wanted to do some colored pencil coloring. And I also wanted to color images from Waffle Flower’s latest release.

(Wondering what I used in this video? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).

For the finished card, I stamped the Picture Perfect stamp set on Neenah Desert Storm 100 lb. cardstock and colored it with Polychromos colored pencils. By keeping it simple as a one-layer card, I was able to color it and complete the card without addition supplies needed.

*****I have a special code for you! Use code KW1804 to get the Picture Perfect stamp set for free with your order of $25 or more at the Waffle Flower shop! Valid through 4/16/2018; Limited 1 per customer; While supplies last. The stamp set needs to be added to your cart for the code to work.

I also stamped the images from the Bouquet Builder stamp set on toned gray paper from Strathmore and colored it with the same pencils. I haven’t finished coloring the entire stamp set yet, though. I also had a couple envelopes stamped with the Smiling stamp set but didn’t have a chance to get to those.

I also created some thank you cards for tipping some of the crew on the cruise ship, too! It’s customary to tip your room steward (the housekeeping staff that tend to your room) and your dining stewards (the wait staff assigned to your table in the dining room). So I used the Pack Your Bags stamp set from Art Impressions to stamp a cruise ship, and then stamped “Thanks” below it using Simon’s Big Thanks stamp set. I slipped some cash and the cards into envelopes and gave them away on the last day of the cruise.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the glimpse into my vacation! I have even more travel coming up, so you can expect a few more of these “crafting on the go” videos. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased. Items below are shown in the order they appear in the video.

*Waffle Flower Picture Perfect stamp set
[ SSS | WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Bouquet Builder stamp set
[ SSS | WFF ]
*Waffle Flower Smiling stamp set
[ SSS | WFF ]
*Art Impressions Pack Your Bags stamp set
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp Big Thanks Words stamp set
[ SSS ]
Versafine Onyx Black Pigment Ink
Canson Montval Field Watercolor Art Book, 10×7
*Simon Says Stamp Heartful Watercolor Coloring Sheet
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp Flora Watercolor Coloring Sheet
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp Floral Lace Watercolor Coloring Sheet
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp Heartful Watercolor Coloring Sheet
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp Feather Kaleidoscope Watercolor Coloring Sheet
[ SSS ]
*Simon Says Stamp Daniel Smith Watercolor Coloring Sheet
[ SSS ]
Neenah Desert Storm Card Stock, 100 lb.
[ SSS ]
Strathmore Toned Gray Sketch Paper Pad
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, 110 lbs, 25 sheets
[ SSS ]
Portable Painter
[ PRT ]
Prismacolor Pencil Sharpener
Reisenthel Cuffed Fabric Bin
[ CNT ]
Faber-Castel Polychromos Colored Pencils, 60 set
Faber-Castel Polychromos Colored Pencils, 36 set
Faber-Castel Polychromos Colored Pencils, 36 set
[ SSS ]
Faber-Castel Polychromos Colored Pencils, 12 set
[ SSS ]
Jane Davenport Travel Brush
[ SSS ]
Escoda Reserva Travel Watercolor Brush, Round 6
[ BLIC ]

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  • Reply Karthikha Uday April 10, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful card! :)

  • Reply Vicki Parson April 10, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Wow! How fun! I appreciate you sharing your traveling craft containers! I have a request, not sure possible, but I would LOVE to take my mom on a “crafting cruise” and thought it would be SO MUCH FUN if you and your friends could maybe do an “On Line Card Classes” Cruise with classes, make-n-takes, etc. I’m sure there would be many people that would be willing to come! Just a wish of mine! Thanks for sharing! :)

  • Reply Marcie Lovett April 10, 2018 at 10:10 am

    What a great idea to take images to color so you can leave the stamps and ink at home! Deciding what to stamp is the most time consuming, I think, so you can move right to the fun part when you’re away. Love the ship card, I bet everyone who got one was delighted.

  • Reply creatingincolors April 10, 2018 at 10:24 am

    What a cute card! I love polychromos on that card stock. Thanks for the tips on packing craft supplies. I can’t travel without taking a kit with me, so I’m always looking for ideas. I like to color images that I make into cards when I get home, so pencils and/or watercolors are must haves! Coloring on a cruise with a view of the sea = heaven!

  • Reply Maureen Reiss April 10, 2018 at 10:28 am

    Awesome cards!! I love the look of colored pencils on kraft paper!!! Hope you’re having a great time!!!

  • Reply Anne Sturgeon April 10, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Looks very relaxing! Love your packed supplies bag. Hope you do more of these…. Nicely done.

  • Reply Henriëtte April 10, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Love your card Kristina, aswell as your gourgeous Thank you cards. Hope you had a great vacation. Thanks for the lovely video.

  • Reply Mendi Yoshikawa April 10, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Super cute! Hope you had a blast! :)

  • Reply Alexandra April 10, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    Great Video. Thanks so much for all the great ideas. We are literally on our way to Peru and I have my crafting goodies packed. You are such an inspiration!

  • Reply Kristie Maynard April 10, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks for this video. I always tend to take too much when I travel and want to take some crafty things with me. I will have to remember this video next time I travel. You really had a lot that you could work on with only a few supplies. Love the little thank you notes you made and that card is adorable.

  • Reply Siobhann Bakke April 11, 2018 at 4:01 am

    Such fun!

  • Reply Cristina April 11, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Oh amazing!!! TFS as usual!!!

  • Reply Kate Shepley April 11, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Hope you had a lovely time Kristina ! Just wondering what that music is at the end of this video because I’ve heard you play it before and I think it’s a great track and I don’t know the name of it!! Where are you off to next??

  • Reply KT Fit Kitty April 11, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    What a great vlog! Thanks for sharing your vacation with us! Your colouring on kraft is beautiful! Enjoy your next trip!

  • Reply Roz R. April 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    I’m taking a cruise in January, and plan on taking colored pencils along. Hubby thinks I’m nuts to take them along, but I can’t wait to sit and color and watch the waves.

  • Reply Kate Shepley April 11, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Does anyone know what the music is after this video??

  • Reply Jackie Price April 11, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Love that Picture Perfect card! Looks awesome on the Neenah desert storm. The colours just seem to pop on it! Thanks for the vlog and sharing a bit of your vacation with us. Some good crafting on the go tips and tricks that will come in handy. Enjoy your vacation!

  • Reply gabbe April 13, 2018 at 11:10 am

    i love this fun card- such a sweet image/message too! excited to try these particular coloured pencils- the colours are so vibrant and i love to hear that they don’t get too waxy!! thanks for more shopping enabling and amazing inspo as always!!

  • Reply Shirley April 14, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Hi Kristina!
    I was wondering what is the brand or where do you buy the orange bag the you had your supplys on this video.
    Thank you!

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