Monday, October 7, 2013

Hawaiian Mixology Fun!

I had a great scrappy weekend at my favorite LSS  Scrap-a-Doodle Doo, creating and laughing with friends.   I actually finished 3 - YES - 3 layouts!!  - I think that is an all time record for me!!

I want to share one of them with you now. 

The 2 photos on this page are actually the same shot.  I love duplicating photos in different sizes on a layout.  It was taken aboard our 14night Disney Wonder Cruise to Hawaii, in October of 2012, where we celebrated our  30th Wedding Anniversary.

Disney held drink "tastings" throughout the cruise ( for adults of course!) and on this day, we attended 2 of them!  First a Bloody Mary tasting - then this one, a Hawaiian Mixology "Class."

Needless to say, we didn't "learn" much - and our little section of the class was "shushed" a few times!!  - REALLY!  LOL!! - Like those other people were actually going to learn how to mix  ( and then remember how to make)  Hawaiian Cocktails after drinking 5 of them, out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!!   Besides, our bartender, who by the way was VERY NICE, kept telling us (with a bit of a heavy accent,) that we didn't shake some of these drinks - we should instead "STEER" them, and proceeded to show us a "Stirring" motion.

Anyway - as you can see, we had LOTS OF FUN, and LOTS OF LAUGHS.........

I decided to use all kinds of papers, layers, and a combination of stickers that I had in my stash for this layout.   The layout was all centered around and started with,  the Reminisce Luau paper and the BIG Coconut Drink sticker, that I received as a great give-a-way at a previous Scrap-a-Doodle Doo Weekend event.  I loved how the cherry in the sticker (bottom right corner) complimented the red in my hubby's shirt in the photos.  I decided to mat the photos in red too. 

Since I only had 1 piece of the Luau paper - I cut out the Tiki God and leaves, leaving the bamboo frame.  I glued that to a piece of peach paper from Basic Grey's Marrakech Collection - the other patterned papers were from my stash too and from different manufacturers.  I used the back side of the center of the Luau paper too.  See the strip with the coconut drinks behind the big Tiki God - and the tags.  

All of the edges were distressed to roughen them up - and then inked with different colored Distress Stains.    I also am lovin' using twine or string, and hanging little banners/flags from them - I think the twine used on this layout plays off of the piece of burlap I used - don't you?

Thanks for stopping by -  I hope I've inspired you to play with lots of layers and textures and HAVE FUN documenting your memories!

~ Sherri