Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rock On!

We took our first cruise in 2010 and it was fabulous! I was working in a school at the time and had a week off during spring and we thought it would be wonderful to take a cruise.  So we booked our cabin and traveled to Florida to catch our boat.  It never occurred to me that the week that we were out of school is what is referred to as SPRING BREAK! What was I thinking?  So... we boarded the beautiful ship with about 1300 Spring Breakers!

The cruise was incredible and we had an awesome time! For most of the week, we didn't even realize that the boat was filled with teenagers... the napkin folding classes, 80's trivia game, 70's karaoke night, and the casino were mostly empty.  The BINGO games were even very relaxing! What were these kids doing the whole time? They were missing all of the fun for sure! Anyway, we won 3 out of the 4 on board bingo games, won cash prizes and some lovely size medium Royal Bingo tee shirts.  We tried squeezing the MEDIUM-sized shirts on our XXX torsos and laughed hysterically. in the privacy of our little cabin of course.  We also hit a nice jackpot at the Atlantis Casino. We had such an incredible time that when we returned to land and arrived home we went and booked our next cruise!

We asked the booking agent to book us on board with a cruise line with a little more "mature" crowd. She did just that and in December of that same year, we headed back to Florida and set sail once again! Just like last time, I realized immediately we may have over looked something.  We felt very comfortable with the group and enjoyed their company very much; however, this older, richer crowd LIVED in the casino constantly... showed up to every karaoke, whipped our tales at 60's and 70's trivia, and never missed a game of Bingo! :)

These "Hover Rounders" drove around with mixed drinks sloshing around in their one hand and steering with the other! We had a blast listening to "Crazy" by Patsy Cline, EVERY night, and by several different ladies! It was then and there that we determined when we are eighty-something and singing karaoke, we will be like this card ... singing a Meatloaf song like we don't care who is listening and we won't hear them laughing at us any way! Rock On!


I love this stamp from La Pashe called, "Bat Outta Hell."
I colored it with Prisma colored pencils and blinged it up a little some stickler and embellishments. 

This card will be entered into the following challenges:


lindyloo said...

Hello there thank you for the lovely comment on my card and becoming a follower of my blog I have just had a look around your blog wow what super work and this card is fab really made me smile love the colours and design hope you have a good day huggies lindyloo x

Zoe said...

Yuck!!! But in a nice way, you can just imagine her false teeth flying across the room! Its a fabby card and well done for managing to incorporate the sketch too! Real fun card, thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin and we hope to see you again soon, hugs Zoe x

Donna Hanley said...

Out of this world. You have a great imagination and wonderful talent.

Carol said...

Love this hilarious take on my all time favourite song lol. Thanks for stopping by my place and becoming a follower, I'm now following you too. Carol x

Tracey T said...

Great card, really funny image. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Michele and Josee' said...

Thanks to all of you! Love making cards like this ... just a little out of the norm!

Cor* said...

OMLORD I loved reading your cruise endevours. From one extreme to the next hey! I can't wait for my next cruise, 'sans' hubby as he doesn't do any 'off land' cruising. Hook me up ladies....I'll be good to go with ya!! YIPEE!! and your card.....HILARIOUS! PMSL! love it so much! That's so me too!!! Thanks so much for being PINK & distressed with us at FFF this week!

Michele and Josee' said...

Be glad to take you on board our next cruise adventure Cor! :) Never a boring moment! Enjoyed the FFF challenge... will see you next time for sure!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow this is too funny! Great image and love the way you arranged everything! Very cool! Thanks for playing along with us at "Fairy Fun Fridays" and good luck! :D

xx Tracey/DT xx

Abi said...

I did enjoy reading your cruise experiences, it made me chuckle as did your fabulous card! I hope I'm singing meatloaf at 80 too, how cool!! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Margreet said...

Loved your story, esp. because we will be going to Florida at the end of November (not in a cruise)...I heard there will be a lot of aged Americans too????...anyway, your card is that style....thanks for joining Fairy Fun Fridays....good luck and maybe till next time!
xxx Margreet

LaJanette said...

Ah what a great story....had me smiling in a public place all alone....hahaha. Great card, I love how she has her leg up on that speaker! Way fun!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet comment:0)


wannabcre8tive said...

What a hoot. Love your sense of humor and coloring.

Michele and Josee' said...

So glad you ladies like the card and cruise story. Seems we always have a funny story ... after every event or outing ... even if we just venture to the grocery store. lol

Thank you again for your stopping by!

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