Greetings from sunny Oahu! In case you haven't been following the blog, I just moved here from Virginia with my husband. He's in the Army and is pursuing a surgery residency at the military hospital. We've been here for a week now, and, boy, has it been a whirlwind! We are currently staying in a hotel, which is equally wonderful and challenging! Fortunately, we were able to find a house within a few days of being here, but, unfortunately, it won't be available for a few weeks. So, I'll be livin' it up in Waikiki until then! I was able to pack a few of my essential stamping supplies in my suitcase, and my sweet mom mailed my Big Shot to the hotel, so hopefully I'll be able to create a few cards in the coming weeks. Plus, I hear there are some great stamp stores around here, so I'm definitely going to be checking those out! This post is going to be a little picture heavy, but I thought I'd share a little bit of what I've been up to this past week:
|Beautiful Waikiki beach with Diamond Head in the background. The hotel is right next to the beach.|
|Waikiki in the evening.|
We drove around the island this past weekend and stopped at some of our favorite spots.
|Matsumoto's Shaved Ice-- always crowed, but always delicious.|
|Green Tea Special for me, which included green tea shaved ice, vanilla ice cream, and azuki beans! Yum!|
|Mokoli'i. It's also called Chinaman's Hat. |
Apparently you can walk to the island because the water is so shallow.
That will be for another day!
|A double rainbow! The first one we saw.|
And if you can bear with me a little more, I have a card to share:
I used silver, white, and blue embossing powder to create the background of this card. As it melted, I took a heavily inked stamp (with VersaMark) and made an impression in the hot, melted powder. Kinda fun, actually! The stamp is from the Interlocking Backdrops set by Lawn Fawn. I then finished the card with some strips of card stock with banner ends to ground my sentiment (PTI). The word is die cut from cork cardstock.
I wanted to play along with this week's CAS-ual Friday's challenge, which is to create a project with banners or flags. I used little banners to ground my sentiment.
Thanks so much for visiting today and an even big thank you if you made it through this long post!