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Old 04-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #76
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I have done the pillowcase in the parks (used an embroidery hoop to hold fabric taught -- worked great!), so perhaps I'll try the photo mat idea for the cruise. How awesome!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:58 PM   #77
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I used Sharpies one cruise...they run when you wash. You can get fabric markers at a craft store such as Joann's or Michaels.
You can use Sharpies without them running in the wash. You have to set them with high heat in the dryer for 10-15 minutes first, then you can wash as usual. I used Sharpies on all the t-shirts we got signed when my boys where little and we went to DisneyWorld often. I used fabric markers a couple of years ago with my daughter on the cruise, and it worked the same.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:13 PM   #78
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We did this on our last cruise!!

Question: If I stuck some treats in the bag with a note asking for maybe a special thing do you think they could do it? I'm not sure what special thing I am looking for. My bf and I met on the ship three years ago and are headed back so I was thinking a note for him or something on the photo mat?

Has anyone ever gotten anything with the signatures? Just wondering!
I included some candy with mine...a bag of starburst (don't send chocolate). I had a black photo mat signed with a silver Sharpie. I wanted to make sure that I got a few specific signatures, so I made a note specifying those certain ones in particular. I got all I wanted and then some! Worth a shot to ask for a special note or something...I think the treats help!

Our mat was delivered to our stateroom on the last night.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #79
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Be sure to test the markers first because a lot of them show up lighter then you would hope.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:13 PM   #80
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Is there a minimum thread count on the pillowcases that work best? I've seen everything from 200 to 500 (which were pillowcase protectors with a zipper).
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #81
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I like the ideas of an apron or pillowcase. Thanks for the suggestions!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #82
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I love this!!

I love these ideas! I hope I am able to get pillowcase for my 3 girls and one photomat
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Old 01-06-2013, 06:32 PM   #83
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Does the photo mat need to be a specific size? If not, does anyone have suggestions as to sizes that would work nicely?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #84
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Loving this idea!

We are going on our first cruise and taking our two children and granddaughter. I love this idea. Now all I have to do is decide exactly what to drop off to have them sign. Anyone have any other ideas other than pillowcase, mat or shirt.

I love all the great info on these boards!!!
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:09 PM   #85
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so is it one item per room? We are traveling without children but would love to have something done for our son.

I like the idea of a sailor hat. You guys are so awesome with ideas.
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Old 09-22-2013, 02:06 AM   #86
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I saw someone post that they took a blank Vinylmation with them to be signed. Anyone else try this? I'm thinking that'd look awesome, and it'd be a lot easier to show off in my room than a pillow case.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #87
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I saw someone post that they took a blank Vinylmation with them to be signed. Anyone else try this? I'm thinking that'd look awesome, and it'd be a lot easier to show off in my room than a pillow case.
I had a large pink vinylmation signed on our last cruise.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:22 AM   #88
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Yes we did a 2 large Vinylmations (pink and red) on our Fantasy cruise last year. Used black Sharpies and they both turned out wonderfully! They are displayed in our daughters rooms and they are a great memento of our trip!
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:31 PM   #89
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Anyone have a photo of the signed vinylmations? How many signatures do they hold?

I have pillow cases kids saved from oceaneer club last cruise! So glad I was savy enough to grab 2 more when boys weren't originally interested in the coloring a pillow case activity their younger sister did!

I prefer fabric markers for pillow cases as I've had good luck with them for other projects and my daughters artwork from last cruise held up

Question is how can I put 3 pillowcases with fabric markers and vinylmation with sharpie in one bag and not have CMs confused or do I use 2 zip lock bags?
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:26 AM   #90
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My husband and I are cruising alone for our 15th anniversary this Sept. and leaving our 4 kiddos at home. They are excited to spend a whole week with Grandma and Grandpa in Chicago, but of course are pretty jealous that we are cruising Disney without them. I'd love to surprise them with signed pillowcases. I've read the limit is 2 items per stateroom. Any ideas on how to get 4?
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