Monday, September 14, 2015

"MIM" # 47 from The Memory Nest - "ALOHA ~ Oahu!"

Hello my Scrappy Friends!! 

It is time for the second September Challenge from The Memory Nest Blog!

Wait until you see it!! And if you link up your creation - you could WIN a $15.00 Gift Certificate from The Memory Nest!! 

Here is the AWESOME Sketch designed by Leslie!

Here is my Design Team submission for this FUN Challenge!

I've had these photos since our 2012 Disney Cruise to Hawaii, and figured it was time to finally scrap them!!  We Honeymooned in Hawaii back in 1982, and returned there on a 14 night Disney Wonder Cruise, from Los Angeles and back, 30 years later.  We actually celebrated our 30th Anniversary while on-board, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean!! These photos were taken as we were about to pull away from port in Oahu, with the majestic Diamond Head in the background.

I thought the bars on the right of the sketch would look great as banners, so I layered some on top of them too!  I used up a bunch of papers from various paper collections - Graphic 45 Tropical Travelogue, Basic Grey South Pacific "Tahiti" an scraps from my stash. 

I am sure you all know my "problem" with "Blank Space" by now... So you will understand how I could not help myself and added the "Aloha" sticker to the top right of the page - ( Plus, I've had that sticker since 2012 too - it is from the Hawaiian Disney Cruise Scrapbook Kit that I bought while on-board our cruise - so it is about time I used it!!!)

I love distressing my paper edges with Ranger's Distress Stains! - the colors are so rich and vibrant, and stay on the paper, not like some chalks.  They are easy to apply and you can even tap a Q-tip on the applicator, to get the stain into the "nooks and crannies" of your embellishments!

I love to "Fussy Cut" out paper embellishments to add to my layouts.  I usually add then to the page with 3D Foam Dots, to add layers.  that is what I did with these flowers from a page of Basic Grey's South Pacific "Tahiti" paper.

How cute is this little "Polaroid" Camera?   This was made using a Die from Freckled Fawn.  I first cut it out in black - and the cut out some of the "parts" in different colored papers - #FUN  :-)

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this sketch, my layout and all of the layouts from the rest of The Memory Nest's Design Team, encourage you to PLAY along with us and "Get Scrappy With It!"

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri