Aloha, its Gia. In early 2011 we were lucky enough to have a job transfer to Hawaii. It was pretty crazy at first- we left our friends and family, packed our bags, and made the journey to paradise! I had been to Hawaii once before on vacation in 2007, but nothing can really prepare you for such a major change. After living here for over 3 years, we have become like the locals and try to steer clear of the places tourists frequent. We don't go to luaus unless we have visitors, and we have started to take the beach for granted sometimes. But back in the first year it was a different story. And when the kids corresponded with their friends back in the mid west they answered a lot of funny questions, like whether we lived in grass huts ! The kids and I thought it would be funny to take our first Christmas photo in Hawaii in full surf and hula gear.
I had a concern with scrapbooking this photo Christmas card because it was printed on both sides. My husband took one serious shot and one with everybody goofing off- and we decided to use them both when we designed the card. Sadly, the originals were lost in a hard drive that crashed with photos not yet backed up! So, the one or two cards I had leftover were my only copies of these family pics. I really didn't want to roll adhesive over one side or the other. Then I remembered these photo flips! Problem solved! There are two ways to get them that I know of- one is from the newest Simple Stories releases. Another company that makes them is Close to My Heart ("Flip Flaps").
I wanted to use some of the Debutante sequins as confetti in my pocket. After scooping some inside the pocket I stitched the top closed to prevent them from falling out if my book gets turned topsy turvy! (Which it does whenever the kids look at our scrapbooks.)
I am crazy about the exclusive flair in this kit! Lacey designs our flair and she continues to amaze us! I can't wait for you to see the ones in the May kit also! (I know I know I shouldn't tease like that)
I remember years ago (I can say that since I started scrapbooking in 1990) I would love to read tips in scrapbooking magazines about troubleshooting problems that scrapbookers face. Before digital photography was ubiquitous, we talked about things like how to deal with a not-so-great photo. And how to cover it up if you accidentally spill something on your page. Now ink and paint splats are welcome additions to a layout, and they even make stamps to look like coffee rings! But even with all of this creative license, there will always be new issues to troubleshoot. Have you solved a scrappy problem recently? We would love to hear about it!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a special treat! An exclusive Q & A with Clique Kits' Designer in the Spotlight Amy Tangerine! Not only that, we have a Simple Stories Blog Share on April 9th, and more to come from our fabulous Students of the Month! Things are really taking off at Clique Kits. If you are not one of the lucky ones who got to subscribe before we sold out-do not fear! You can add your name to our wait list now and guarantee your subscription to start in just a few months!