Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Aloha Friends! 

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.
So that's a little bit of what I've been up to!  It's just beautiful here, isn't it?

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!



  1. Beautiful pictures! I love your card; reminds me of ocean colors!

  2. Welcome to Oahu...and beautiful color choice for your card!

  3. Awesome card!
    Wow! Beautiful photos!
    Have fun! (it'll be no problem, I think) LOL

  4. WOW. This is the perfect place to live in and I don't mind moving here from anywhere! I love the mixture of embossing on your card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  5. Gorgeous pictures and card LIzzy! I love the embossing on your card!

  6. glad to hear that you are doing well and looks like you are having such fun! hope your fur babies are doing well, too. love love the background you created for this, so cool! fab card, Lizzy! thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!


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