Old Lahaina Luau

By | August 31, 2015

Today, I have another Project Life memory page to share from my Maui album.  This page shows our evening at the Old Lahaina Luau!  This luau was amazing … easily the best I’ve ever attended!!!  Not only was the location gorgeous, as you see from the photos, but the food and drinks were fantastic!  (Usually, I’m not a big fan of buffets, but this food was seriously good!)  But what I loved the most was the traditional, authentic Hawaiian dancing and storytelling.  If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend this luau.

Actually, we were pretty lucky to even see this luau.  On the second day of our two week trip, we visited the ticket office and were told that the luau was sold out.  I was disappointed that I hadn’t thought of buying tickets ahead of time.  Anyway, we got on the waiting list and figured we didn’t have much of a chance.  But, as luck would have it, a couple days later we got the call that there was an opening!  Whoo, hoo!!!  I was so happy!

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I create the above Project Life memory page digitally using My Digital Studio software, but you could do something very similar with MyMemories Suite digital software or real photos and the Let’s Get Away Project Life Card Collection.

I had so many great photos of this event that I ended up filling almost all the pockets with photos, leaving just the center for my title and journaling.  Usually, I try not to do this, because it makes the page too busy, but I think it works for this one because of the scenery shots that sort of break things up.  Also, because I had so many photos, I tried to balance out my page by placing the group and scenery shots in opposite corners.

Because I created my page digitally, I had a little more freedom to replace the typical two 3″ X 4″ center cards with one expanded card from the Let’s Get Away Project Life Card Collection.  I thought this card with all the flowers was perfect for my title!  Then, I started decorating by adding a bunch of the beautiful tropical flower embellishments from the Paradise Found digital download (an old one from Stampin’ Up! that sadly is no longer available to purchase.)  If you wanted to do something similar, you could use flower punches and place them within the confines of the pockets, or maybe even adhere them to the outside of the pocket protector.

I also used stamps and punches from The Best Year digital download on my page.  This is another old download from Stampin’ Up! that is particularly useful for digitally cropping pocket card embellishments to create rounded corners.  That download also includes the chevron, lines. and dot stamp brushes that I used on top of the photos, as well as the saying “This is what LIFE is all about.”

Finally, I used some Paradise Found Designer Series Paper in the background, with the opacity turned down to 40%

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Be sure to check back tomorrow.  The Holiday Catalog goes live!  There are so many great new products available to purchase.

Tami Hewlett

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