On the last day of our visit to Maui, we went to Island Paperie. I believe it is the only scrapbook store on the island. My mom and I had a "hayday". We got a ton of product for our Hawaii scrapbooks and a bunch of stuff not for our Hawaii scrapbooks. While I was there, I did outfit myself on Dreamweaver brass stencils and embossing pastes. I am now in love with that company and the products.
Island Paperie has alot of product that they produce themselves. Rubber stamps, scrapbook paper and albums. The list goes on and on. Please take the time to go to Island Paperie's web page and see what you can pick up for your Hawaii vacation albums.
When I got home from Maui, I became a fan of Island Paperie on Facebook and signed up for their newsletter. In the newsletter they tell about their new product and their challenges that they are hosting that month.
This page I have entered into their "Whale Watching" page contest. Even though I had a ton of whale watching photo's, I had hardly anything to decorate this page with. I will list below all the Island Paperie product that I used on this page!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red (Stampin' Up); Patterned Paper: Plumeria, Basket Weave (original designs from Island Paperie); Die Cuts: White Hibiscus Corner Laser Cut (Island Paperie); Rub-On's: Tropical Impress-On's (Creative Imaginations, (i got this for free at Island Paperie); Alpha's: Plain Alpha's Grungeboard (Tim Holtz); Extra's: Picket Fence Acrylic Paint (Adirondack), Gold Memory Mist, Cotton Candy & Lime Green Stickles.
The Hibiscus corner laser cut was white to begin with, but I put Stickles all over it to give it some color and some bling.
In conclusion, just so you know, after the whale watching adventure I went on, I have a whole new appreciation for ocean life photographers. It takes a really long time and a really quick reaction time to get one of those amazing photo's that you see with the whale jumping in the air and being all perfect, the whales should be. If you look really close at my photo's, those were the only ones that I could even see tail, let alone a jump from the water. I took about 300 photo's in that four hour period. Even though I didn't get the amazing photo, I did see lots of whale jumps and it is beautiful. If you ever get the chance to whale watch or go on an adventure, please do. Whales are interesting creatures and what they go through to bear their young is awesome.