Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wondering where I've been?

I've been in Hawaii with my wonderful husband, celebrating our 15 year Anniversary!!!

We had such a relaxing and fun time in Hawaii, we spent nine wonderful days on two Islands. We flew to Kona and stayed there for five days then flew to Kauai for four days. We explored as much as possible taking in all the amazing sites. A few of the things we did were snorkeling, mountain biking on Kilauea Volcano, touring the Na pali Coast and just spending time together enjoying ourselves and relaxing at the beaches.

After spending the day touring the Kilauea Volcano and wine tasting, I found a flyer advertising a local scrapbook store in Hilo. So of course I had to check it out. I was looking for something unique that I couldn't find at my local craft stores. I looked around and found a lot of the same items along with many papers made in Hawaii, but I wasn't really wanting to transfer paper back home. I didn't leave with much in hand, but I did come across a few items I was quite pleased with. I purchased a small plumeria flower wooden stamp which was made in Honolulu, along with two packs of precut dies, fern leaves and some luau dancers. I did buy one item by imaginisce, a small clear flower stamp I hadn't seen at my local craft stores. I received a couple "free" dies for spending over $10 as a bonus. I also managed to collect some odds and ends during our trip to add to my album, which will give it a more unique look and feel.

I usually scrap our vacations 12x12 or 8x8, but I'm leaning towards making two mini's, one for each Island we visited. I'm excited to start creating but still have a few more items I'm needing to purchase. I might also post a video when I'm done, so make sure to check back.

Thanks for stopping by!

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