Friday, August 19, 2011

Hawaii Theme Blog hop August 20th and 21st

Well hello to you all, hope your week was a pleasant one. Welcome the Day 1 of the Hawaii Theme Blog Hop, hosted by Nicolette at Beyond Scrapin. You should have arrived here from Anita's Blog, if not be sure to hop over to Nicolette's at Beyond Scrapin to start your journey.

I had originally made a beautiful 2 page 8x8 layout for this hop. Well my dog has some real odd taste buds and loves the taste of stickles. I forgot to close the door to my craftroom last night and well my fur baby decided to eat my layouts. So this is what I have put together out of what I could salvage and some of my stash items that I have been holding on to. It isn't really the way I want it, but it is ok. I will have to mess with it over the next couple of days to see if I need to add or rearrange the items some. Well enough about the drama of my crafting world. My family is home and safe, we are all breathing. So with the Grace of God I am very thankful.

In the Islands - Aloha layout:

Yes, it is a very simple layout, but it will be the one that will have a picture of my family and I with the Lei's around our necks. The first picture we will take when we get to Hawaii.

This is a License Tag from a swap I was in back in 2005. This is the main piece I saved from the 2 page layout my dog chewed up. I loved the Flamingo dancing with a Hula Skirt. It is so Hawain to me.

The Flops are from my stash and I added some pen marks with a white gel pen. I believe the cut is from "Life's a Beach" Cricut Cartridge.

My little one decided that we needed to say something that would make it Hawaii and not some other islands. So she wrote on the Sun "Aloha" in black gel pen. I added white gel pen marks to have it stand out more on the page. This cut was also from my stash, but can't for the life of me remember which cartridge it was cut from.

The Palm Tree is from the "Life's a Beach" Cricut Cartridge. I added some white gel pen marks just to add something to make it stand out more. This was also in my stash of cuts (I have 14 of these 11 x 8 1/2 inch accordian file folders full of different cuts and swap items that I have yet to use. I am trying to cut that down at least by one folder by the end of this year.)

These are some fantastic Inchies that I swapped in an Inchie swap about 2 years ago. I just love them with all their little details. The Surf Board is so cool.

These are some more of those Inchies that I got in the same swap. The Flip Flop are pop dotted off the inchies and they are so cute.

This is my favorite Inchie! The Palm Tree is a die cut and the Green layer is also a die cut. The Palm is only about 1/2 inch in size. It is really one of the best. I wish the picture was better, but my I don't have the right lens for close-ups.

Well I hope you enjoyed my quick and very Eco Friendly/Green layout. Thank you for hopping over to my blog. I love to read all of your comments. So please continue on the hop by going on over to Haidee's blog to continue your Hawain journey.

May your weekend be blessed and full of nothing but joy and happiness.


  1. My fur baby Teddy says woof. Enjoyed your layout. Visited Maui Hawaii couple yrs ago and the leis made of Orchids were bee-utiful & smelled wonderful. Highlight of my Maui trip was a helicopter ride from Maui to Molokai and back. Saw & photographed waterfalls of the area where Jurassic Park movie was filmed. Also saw & photographed a family of whales. Drove the Road to Hana, a winding road worth the day trip.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Aloha to you, too!! I'm lucky -- my dogs haven't yet tasted Stickles, but I will say they look pretty funny after they've rolled in glitter and paper bits.

    Cute layout.

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  3. I love this--it is so cute-----my cat loves to "help" me craft,Hope you have a restful weekend.
    Hugs, Anita

  4. It's great that you were able to utilize so much of your stash..Can't wait to see the layout with your family picture there!

  5. Cute layout. Sorry about the dog and the original layout, but you do have a funny story to tell now. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at

  6. As frustrating as your pup's choice in snacks must have been, it really just adds a funny layer to your memories :) You new LO is fun and colorful, and those inchies really are adorable. TFS!

  7. very pretty it...TFS!!!!


  8. Great job on your layout! Love all the details!

  9. I love your layout! It is so pretty and love the colors. TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  10. As a teacher, I love the "my dog ate my hop project" excuse! You should have taken a picture as proof! :)

    vindlewis at rocketmail dot com

  11. Love the inches! They are so cute! palm trees speak of Hawaii more than anything. Love your card. Thanks for sharing edwina Brown

  12. Wonderful layout. TFS.

  13. Hi! Love your project. You did a fabulous job. I would love to follow your blog but the follower link doesnt show up. I will return tomorrow to try to follow again.

    creativediva98 at gmail dot com

  14. Cute layout! Love the inchies!

  15. Love your layout!! Thanks so much for being in the hop!!
    Happy Stampin,

  16. So sorry that your pupster ate your original layout but this one is really cute! I love all the inchies. I hope that all the things causing you stress are resolved soon and don't forget to take care of you too.


  17. Uh-oh - being in a family of teachers, this sounds a lot like "my dog ate my homework" - tee hee! I love all the great little samples you shared. I don't believe I have seen 'inchies' before - cute!
    jejaeb (at)

  18. I like what you made! Those inches are so cute! I hope there were not any photos on the other projects your dog ate. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  19. Stopped by for day 2...Thanks for participating in this hop!