Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Perfect Day

Hello ladies!  Yes, I have more honeymoon layouts this week!  I know, enough already!  I'm so in love with DCWV stacks (Surf's Up &Snapshot), and they are sooo perfect for our Hawaiian Honeymoon.  Inspiration has struck, so I MUST get this done!  It's almost been three years already (time flies)!  You will also find several PBD sentiments too (check out Pink Cricut's website (http://pinkcricut.com/) and link up your blog - or just see some great projects with tons of inspiration!

Take a look see......
These pictures are from the Tree House Cafe in Waikiki - We had just landed, drop our bags off, checked out our balcony view and headed for food!  8 hours on a plane is loooong time!  We were hungry and just wanted to STAND TALL for a while!  The Aloha....stamp is from Pink By Design Aloha Sentiment Stamp - I LOVE this set!  And of course, it works great with our pictures!

Now that our bellies are full, it's time to spend some time on the BEACH!!!   The sky was gorgeous, the water warm and well, my camera lens got wet!  :)  See the gorgeous lei's we were given on the beach.....so pretty!
So again as in all of the pictures, I used the DCWV Surf's Up and Snapshot Stacks.  The Aloha is from Pink By Design (http://www.pinkbydesignstore.com/cart.html) Aloha sentiment set.  This really was one of the BEST DAYS EVER!  We decided to go on a guided tour of O'ahu.  You can't tell from this picture, but we are standing on the beach where the TV show LOST was filmed.  Absolutely gorgeous....we went all over the place - coffee plantations, Dole Plantation the North Shore and Sunset Beach (known for BIG WAVE SURFING), and on and on and on....it was AMAZING!  We had sooo much fun!  Our driver's and tour guide's name was Rongo - he is native to Hawaii.  He referred to himself as WRONGWAY RONGO - we giggled.  We will always remember our tour and him - he made it fun and was so informative about the Island and it's history as well as the native culture!      

We decided to go out and explore one day on our own - this is Monday 9.14.12 - we've entered day 2 of wedded bliss and are just enjoying the Pacific!  The sentiment is from Pink By Design - Sandy Toes set - another perfect set for our beach pictures!
This photo of course has our LEI's again with our wedding rings laying in them as well as another pic from our tour and our first night on the beach.  The Forever sentiment stamp is from Pink By Design Definitely Definitions set.

Here are just a few more pics from our trip - including a more recognizable photo from the beach on which LOST was filmed....I hope you enjoy!
This is a tree with AMAZING color bark at Dole Plantation.

We are coming upon Dole Plantation - yummy pineapple ice cream inside that building!

Gorgeous View!


Lisa in LOST

So Serene...I LOVE the OCEAN

Our guide - Wrongway Rongo!

China Man's Hat

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LUAU Layouts!

As some of you  know, I've finally been scrapping our honeymoon pictures.  I've been able to make a bit more progress as of late!  Here are a couple of pictures:

We attended Germaine's LUAU on the beach - and it was AMAZING!  This guy was our "guide" and he's holding the remains of our dinner (which was DELISH)!  I used DCWV's Surf's Up stack!

More photos from the LUAU - also using more of DCWV's Surf's Up Stack!  This is one of my most favorite stacks I've seen in a LONG time!
We also took a tour of the Island - we were on O'ahu.  These pics are of my husband, Scott.  In the first, we are on Ford's Island - we spent half a day checking out all the Pearl Harbor attractions - which I will show of more later!  The second picture, we are on some cliffs on the North Shore.  Scott is walking on lava rock.  This isn't in the picture, but if Scott were to be looking up, he's be looking at a house the Elvis once owned.  It was WAY UP HIGH on a cliff...and Totally Cool!
I again used DCWV's Surf's Up Stack (it is a perfect match for our honeymoon pics) and DCWV's Snapshot Stack - another incredible stack out this spring/summer!  LOVE IT!  The sentiment is from Pink By Design - Sandy Toes - also a great sentiment set for our honeymoon pictures! 
I hope you love my layouts!  If you like what you see, send me some bloggy love and share with your friends too!  Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Dream BIG -

For this card, I used a loose piece of chevron paper I picked up at Archivers.  The entire stamped front is the Pink By Design Subway Art Set.  I heat embossed the Dream Big as I wanted that to be the main message!  If you like my card, share some crafty love!  :)

A fun, inspirational card for my dear friend, Jaye!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A few more images.....
back of bag

first flower attempt

front of bag
mom's day card

Mother's Day Card & Gift Bag

Today I have a matching Mother's Day Card and Gift Bag to share.  Here are a couple of pictures.

This card is actually for my grandma.  I used s.e.i. Sunny Days paper stack, some ribbon and a spare button I had laying around as well as the Pink By Design Artisan Tag Die and Artisan Tag sentiment stamp.

For this bag and card for my mom, I used DCWV paper, and the sentiment is from Pink By Design "favorite kind' set.  It says "you're not just one of a kind, you're my favorite kind."  I love this set!  This sentiment is absolutely perfect for my mom! 

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a GREAT Mother's Day!  Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Mother's Day! 

Today I have a quick gift box I made using my new Cameo Silhouette.  I'm still learning how to use it, but I'M LOVING IT!  For Mother's Day, I made my mom a photo book on www.shutterfly.com and bought her a new charm for her Pandora Bracelet!  I wanted a cute little box to put the charm in once it's wrapped in cute tissue paper.  Here is what I came up with:


 This is only the second time I've used the cameo, so I'm pretty happy with the results!  I used all DCWV paper.  The twine is from Pink By Design and the button is from the Paper Studio.  I kinda worked the box over a little too much as the back top fold is a little worn, but hey, not bad for my first gift box!  :)  I know my mom will love it!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Send your friends my way too!  Happy Crafting!