Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Home from Mexico and Sketch This 47

I'm Home! The Cruise was soooo much fun! We arrived home Sunday night, but it has taken me a few days to get used to being on land again. I've been dizzy and have had headaches. It's weird not to feel "grounded", but I think I'm finally starting to find my land legs again! LOL!

We had a great time visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo San Lucas and had the chance to get to know so many fun people. Here are a few snapshots and quick captions from our trip.

Kevin convinced me not to drag my new camera around on our trip. I was sad not to play with it, but on the other hand, I think it would've been cumbersome to take it the places we ended up going.

Believe it or not, this is the only picture I took on the ship! I thought it was so cool the way the ship's backend disappeared into the morning fog.
Our first stop was in Puerto Vallarta. Kevin and I had been there before, so we decided to rent a Jeep to cruise around in and visit a few of our favorite places.
Gorgeous view of the Puerto Vallarta Coast!
We went to Chico's Paradise for Lunch and ended up trying out the Canopy Zip Line Tour.

See that little speck in the sky? That is a person riding the zipline across the canyon. Yep! I did it and it was a blast!

That night we went to Los Arbolitos for dinner with Wayne and Kelly, our new friends. :) Gotta love that Kevin and I ended up with completely cheesy expressions in this one! LOL!
Mmmmmm. Fresh Guacamole!
Small town near Mazatlan. This was the REAL DEAL. Such a cool little Mexican town (I wish I'd written down the name of it!) with an amazing, old church.

Kevin and Jana

We had never been to Cabo before, but I tell ya! After going on a drive and seeing these gorgeous views, we're ready to go back and spend more than one day there!
Check out this gorgeous Public Beach! I'm thinking the kids would love to spend a day here playing in the sand and trying to catch crabs. :)
On the last morning we were greeted home by this beautiful sunrise on the coast of Long Beach, California. Perfect ending to a Fabulous Vacation! :)
Just before I left for my trip I found out that I made Janelle Richmond's Sketch This Layout Design Team! I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Janelle's AWESOME sketches each week! And here is the first one! For this I used Noel Mignon's TreeHouse Kit. (I added the orange patterned paper and journal tag) I experimented a little bit with a heat gun on the Hambly transparency. I really like the way it turned out even though I'm not quite sure how it's going to lay in a sheet protector! LOL! To see the sketch and how the rest of the team interpreted Sketch 47 click HERE. Not only do you get to see several layouts using the sketch, but you see several cards, too! How awesome is that!!!


  1. Glad to hear you had a good time and I love the photos!

    Aaaaand, your layout is just wow. One of the most beautiful I've ever seen! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

  2. Beautiful pictures!! Looks like you had an amazing time!!
    Love that layout!! Another amazing creation! ;)

  3. There you are !! LOL ...... What BEAUTIFUL photos , some of them are breathtaking, and congrats on the Sketch This position ! I think you would pretty much make anything you try out for . I also love the layout of course !
    Welcome home and i will chat with ya soon !
    JENN :)

  4. Looks like you had a blast! I love your lo too! That is such a sweet photo!

  5. Jana you rock sista!!
    So happy for you making the team!! so exciting!

    love all your photos...for a minute i envisioned myself there...totally would have done the zip line too but i love that kind of stuff...wanna bungee jump? that is fun stuff!

    i take it your parents survived?

  6. Great pictures Jana! Love the layout too! Glad you are back! ;)

  7. i found your blog from Pencial Lines blog...and wanted to say hi and tell ya that your layouts and designs are tres fabulous! Cheers!

  8. Great vacation pics! Looks like you had a great time!

  9. Love your vacation pics--can't wait to see you scrap them! And congrats on the DT nod--Janelle is a total doll and you will love it!

  10. the pictures are gorgeous! I'm glad that you had such a wonderful time! CONGRATS too on the Sketch This team! :) I had such an awesome time working with Janelle's sketches and I know that you'll have lots of fun too!

  11. Every time I hop over to your blog and see a new LO I really feel like I HAVE to get scrapping! You inspire me!! :)

    Awesome photos and it sounds like it turned out to be a great trip after all....YAY!!

  12. congrats on the sketch this DT!!!! and it looks like you had a great time on vacation, you got some really nice pictures!

  13. HEY GIRL :

    HUGS !
    JENN :)

  14. Great photos and it looks like a perfect getaway! Just what you need when you are in the middle of building a home. OH yes and it looks so warms & sunny!

    Great layout!
    Have a good weekend...

  15. I've just found you through the PencilLines blog...your work is FABULOuS!


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