Hi Everyone and Good Morning! Today is the day of many hops. LOL I am actually only in TWO, but there are a TON more going on that I am aware of. First of all if you just happened upon my blog then you should start at the very beginning... a very good place to start... ahem, (every time I type that I think of the Sound of Music :p) at the lovely Nicolette's blog since she is the one who is hosting this great hop. If you arrived here from Ellen - The Card Monkey's Paper Jungle, then you are in the correct spot!
When I heard Nicolette was doing a Hawaiian themed blog hop I just had to be in on it! I have been dying to do a scrapbook layout and also to use my Luau cartridge that I won in a blog hop from Anita Chavez. I'm sorry, but I can't remember her blog! :( (Anita, if you read this and remember that I won this from you, please post your blog address so I can add it here!) Anyways, this was my first time using that adorable cartridge and I just LOVE it!!! It's easy and perfect if you ever take an island vacation. :0) Now onto my project! (Picture heavy and wish the pics would have shown the true saturation of the bold colors I used. They look washed out, but trust me, they are bright!)
My sweet husband took me to Maui (before we were in a relationship) in 2009 when I started getting really sick with Fibro and had just gotten my diagnosis. I have been dying to work on these pics and put them into an album, but I have obviously been years behind! Here's my very first Maui layout. We attended a pig roast/Luau and these are some pics of that experience!
Closeup of accents - Luau is coated in Glossy Accents, I used Stickles to outline some of the letters and tips of the leaves.
Stickles and inked edges - Luau cartridge (2 layers)
Punchout letters from Colorbok Scrap Pack (Bright). I punched holes in the tops and bottoms of the letters and strung raffia through them. Then I Stickled the circular letters.
Another full view from a bit of a distance to better see raffia frame.
This flower was layered and created with the Luau cartridge (4 layers total) and Colorbok papers, along with green cardstock. I Stickled and inked edges. The leaves are part of the palm tree image.
Closeup of the ceremonial pig and men in full Luau wear.
Well there it is! I listed most of my supplies in the captions, but if there is something in particular you have a question about, please feel free to ask. I'd love to hear your comments too! This is a two day hop and I'm attending a crop tonight for the first time in years so I'm hoping to have a different layout for tomorrow. Please stop by for that and the Interactive Blog Hop!
Thanks for joining us today! Hope you had a blast!
XO ~ Amy Jo