Monday, January 7, 2013

A New Tradition

Today is the kids' first day back to school and we were all so sad that the Christmas break was over.  We decided to try something new and went to Hawaii for a week.  It was so incredible to be in such fabulous weather in the dead of Winter, with none of the holiday hustle and bustle.  We had been looking forward to going for quite some time.  Though we stayed in HI at the Hilton Waikaloa for a few days, the highlight of the trip was the five days we spent at Disney's Aulani in Oahu.  Absolutely incredible resort with so much to do for the entire family.  I could go on about the fabulousness of Aulani for days, but I won't bore you with the details.  It was so wonderful, we decided that we would make the trip a new Christmas tradition.


I was inspired to create my layout by the Start of Something New Challenge at Once Upon A Sketch, Wish Upon a Star challenge over at ScrapFIT, and Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is New Something.   My layout was created using Pink Paislee's She Art patterned paper and the oh-so-cool santa in shorts and flip flops is part of the Stamp-It Australia Worldly Santas stamp set.  I colored him using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers CR7, CR9, CR11, CT1, CT3, CT4, TN5, TN8, IG1, CG1, CG2,FS2, and FS3.

As we start the new year, so many of us have made New Year's resolutions or changes in our lives.  One of my resolutions this year is to create at least two layouts a month.  Looks like I am on my way :)

Have a wonderful day and be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I have a cool three-dimensional tutorial to share with you.

Denise


8 comments:

Stacy H-W said...

Great layout!! I'm glad you had so much fun on your trip!!

Jingle said...

Very cute layout! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Kelly Foster said...

What a beautiful, colorful creation! Loving the strips behind the photo..so glad you joined us at OUAS!

Joy said...

So fun to see a layout this week.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Lanette said...

Such a lovley LO thank you for sharing with us at ScrapFIT!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

such a pretty layout, love the photos, thanks for joining us at scrapfit!

Cathy said...

Such a lovely LO Denise.. love the layers of borders and vibrant colours!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS :))

EFI said...

Fabulous page! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!