Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ohana means family

Hello everyone! It's a very cold day in this neck of the woods and I have declared it my "do whatever I want all day" day! It seems like this entire Christmas break I have been on the go and I am ready for a day off!

First of all, I want to tell you that I love challenges! They help to get the ol' wheels to turnin' in my brain. I love challenges - I am just awful at remembering to get them posted by the time they are due. And most of the time I even write them down with the due date - I just forget!

At the first of the year I joined in my Yahoo groups' 52 week challenge. Not so hard to remember this one because if I forgot, I was out! Today I am sharing my week 52 layout with you. It feels so good to know that I made it the whole year and I have (at least) 52 layouts in my albums!

Supplies used - patterned paper - Blue star - Close To My Heart, solid yellow - MME Market Street collection, blue wood grain - KaiserCraft - Off The Wall collection, off white background - Basic Grey - Spice Market collection, yellow with pink hearts and yellow and grey chevron - Studio Calico Snippets collection, Wood veneers - Studio Calico, Alphas - Ohana - Lawn Fawn Cole's ABC's dies, small alpha - Jillibean soup.

We take a lot of family photos around here. A lot. So coming up with titles can be a challenge for me. When I was planning this layout I was having a hard time coming up with a title. Then this line from Lilo & Stitch popped into my head and stuck. My family means the world to me and I love every single minute we get to spend together.

I am also entering this layout in Shopping Our Stash's challenge #182 - Thrice is nice - to use 3 (or more) patterned papers on your project.

I also used this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy - Get Inspired Magazine - Christmas edition.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Wonderful layout! Great color integration! Thanks for taking the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT

  2. Fab layout Lori! Thanks for sharing and joining the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for our "Thrice as Nice" challenge!

  3. Love the colour scheme of your page Lori and well done for the momentous 52+ layouts! I wonder who is the most photographed little lady in your house!!
    Lots of best wishes for 2015. xx

  4. Love this. We are Lilo and Stitch fans here (too). Congrats on 52 layouts. No small feat. Been busy here. Friday is my planned craft day. Happy New Year.

  5. What an amazing layout, Lori! Love the colors you used and what a great take on that sketch! Thanks for joining in the fun at Shopping Our Stash!