Wednesday, November 4, 2009

50th Aloha


DSO's challenges are fun to me, and I confess, I haven't taken the time to look at other store forums. I know there are SOOOOOOO many talented designers out there in scrapbookland; however, I have a special place in my heart for those designers who have become friends. Kim Broedelet is a crack-up, and a gifted designer as well. I worked on her color challenge at DSO earlier this month than I did the past couple of months, so that's your freebie today.

As usual, there's a story behind it! The color palette selected was definitely different for a November kit, so I started thinking outside the box:
  • my brother turns 50 this month...

  • he's celebrating with a week-long cruise from Los Angeles to Honolulu...

  • with another week exploring the islands...

  • and Hawaii's celebrating its 50th anniversary as the 50th state in the United States of America.
Eureka! A theme!! And, on the odd chance that my brother and his wife actually share photos from their trip, I will have something I can use to scrapbook his 50th celebration. I based the elements on what I knew for sure they would be doing.

I had computer connection issues today so I'm behind on other things, but thought I'd get this posted this evening--better late than never.

Blessings on your day...evening...morning...whenever

Melanie






11 comments:

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Nov [LA 04:00pm, NY 07:00pm] - 05 Nov [UK 12:00am, OZ 11:00am] ).

Rita said...

Very nice kit - thank you

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for this great kit!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful DSO challenge kit! Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful kit.

Sally said...

Very cute - Aloha! Thank you.

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 1 post on Nov. 05, 2009. Thanks again.

Debbie said...

Wow Melanie,

You kit really cheered me up no end today. I've got the waring factions going on,=. No l son (20) thinks I should trump up the rest of the money for his motor that he's buying off his pal - £300. oh yeah. Hubby needs money to go to Penrith to start his new job on Monday so obviously that's the priority. No 2 son (16) gets his money from college to day and it's all gone on debt so he thinks Mum can get him through week. Sound familiear to anyone else? LOL xx

I love your word art so much and it always gives me so much pleasure bu those stunning colours to day really brought a ray of sunshime into my life. Your a real star.

As always love and angel blessings frae Scotland xxx

Angi said...

Thanks.

crlin said...

Thank you for the beautiful kit!!

Kim B said...

OOOH girl- I look forward to every month just too see what theme you have come up with- lol
This one is just PERFECT and LOVE the word arts you create with each kit! Thanks so much for your fun support ALWAYS!!

HUGS