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Hi and welcome.   Stephanie here with a little WIP (work in progress) for you.   I am loving the Take a Trip theme this month on the blog.   It is perfect for a project that I have wanted to get going on...a family album for an amazing trip to Hawaii!   It was one of those once in a lifetime vacations and therefore it deserves an entire album dedicated to only that!   I am just getting started here and I will share with you one of my beginning layouts.   I have included a supply list at the end of  the post and it includes a few goodies that will be added as the pages develop.   The gears are in motion though!  
Above you can see that I have printed an oh so cute collage sheet ( you can find Blue Hawaii here   )  in just black and white so I would colorize the images as I chose.  I also used my corner rounder to give the cut outs that old fashion photo look rather than square edges.  And, below is that very collage sheet before colorizing.  I actually printed it a couple times in varying intensity of black and white.  That is the great thing about ordering digital from Altered Pages, you have freedom to create just the look and size you desire.  I actually have a couple Hawaii themed collages here.  They will both be perfect.

And, below the kiddos get added to their page.  They regularly tell me that the MUST go back to Hawaii and I completely agree.   

Working on this and going through all the fun pictures of luau's, beaches, pineapples, etc. I can't wait to go back.  The album will have to do for now.  I can't wait to add all the fun extras.  I actually have a few things on their way to me from as we speak meant just for this...come on UPS guy!  Hurry, hurry!
Supply list - 
Vintage Hawaii Collage Sheet - I did not use this one on this WIP, but it for sure will make it into this album.
Kaisercraft Paper Pads - The "Check-In" themed pack will be awesome for this project.  I can't wait to get it!
Fabric Flowers - These will also be perfect! 


  1. Great memories and great photo! Can't wait to see as it progresses.

  2. I can't wait to see how it turns out!

  3. Love the way you have chosen to personally color the black and white images to suit your layout and photos Steph.....such beautiful memories to treasure! xx

  4. So fun and wonderful memories!~kim

  5. enjoy looking at the creative-people on your team

  6. Wonderful the personal touches you have!

  7. Love the vintage Hawaiian look :)


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