Sunday, September 15, 2013

All about me

This weeks challenge at lasting memories it's all about you.  So have some fun and show us your serious side, your goofy side and hey, even your "I've had it!" side.
Today I'm sharing my Hawaiian Hula girl side.

I had a lot of fun with this one, as I'm taking a left brain, right brain challenge class at Big Picture.
According to the cute survey I'm a left brain creature and I believe it as I like structure and am super organized.  Turns out I'm more balanced then I thought though.  52% left, 48% right.
This layout is for the right brain ideation challenge issued by Stacy Julian, were you're supposed to create a LO  of a place that is sparked by patterned paper.  I did however use the pass that Jennifer Wilson gave to lefties, which was that we could pull a few different piece of PP before landing on one.  Good thing as I organize my patterned paper by the predominate color on the page and then store them in rainbow order ( total left brain thing).  I started with my pink/red and went forward till one just jumped at me.
The yellow background with the flower reminded me of my favorite flower in Hawaii, the Plumeria
from there I went through my pictures and found the one of me in my Hula outfit.  It works well as the tube dress I have on is yellow too.  It's the color of the King Kamehameha.
Anyway I had to study state history in 4th grade and then we performed a hula complete with drums and singing.  The other photos in the layout are from the 4 years that I lived on Oahu.
 The Kodak Hawaiian Hula Show and Hanauma Bay.  I love how the challenge allowed me to mix and match times and subjects because they all remind me of Hawaii.
Can't wait to try the left brain ideation challenge next.
I used this sketch from sketch week
stuck close to the sketch, swapping hearts for flowers

I made the flower embellishment by fussy cutting some of the flowers from the middle of the paper.  I knew the cut out would be hidden by the photo placement.  Then backed the two larger flowers with the same card stock that I mated the smaller photos on.  Covered the yellow part of the flower with liquid glass and then added the rhinestone bling when it dried. 
Hope you've been inspired and you'll take some time to join us for the all about me challenge

#11 out of 50
Some of the DT sisters at lasting memories are also doing a 50 layout challenge in which we are busting stash.  Most of us have restricted our purchases of crafty stuff until we hit the 50 mark.  We're also encouraging each other and checking in weekly to keep motivated.
  I hope buying the class doesn't count against my no craft purchases.
 If I do every challenge, both left and right I should get 16 LO done in the next 4 weeks


  1. Oh Haven we store our paper exactly the same way! I thought about taking that class, but I have so many unfinished classes, that I decided my time would be better used finishing those up!

    What an awesome school project. Wish my mom had taken some pictures of mine growing up.

  2. How fun!! And you completely lost me on the whole left brain right brain thing. LOL. Maybe I should have you come organize my paper!! :)

  3. Love what you did with with the sketch! Love your LO!

  4. Love the layout. I store my paper by collection. I couldn't handle things not being together! What side of my brain is that?

  5. What a great memory. I love your page very much. And I also like those flowers you made. :)

  6. what a fun LO and how awesome that it is a stash busting one too. I love plumerias, thats my fave flower. My business logo somehow will have a plumeria in it :) The class definitely doesnt count against the challenge, after all we need inspiration and motivation to continue to scrap using our stash.
    I need you to come help me with my stash of paper scraps, Im horrible with organization :)