January 29, 2011

Inspiration Island (And Some Photos!)

I keep promising DEEtails from my trip earlier this month, so I'm finally here to share a couple of photos from fabulous Hawaii. My mom's family is from Hawaii, so we decided to make a long weekend a short trip to surprise far away family, who we haven't seen for a couple of years. And boy, did we surprise them. :)

Okay, I'll be honest and tell you that I spent all my time hanging out with family (and shopping) that I forgot to take out the camera... Some of these photos are from a previous trip to Hawaii, but the photos are too fabulous not to share.

Gorgeous water lily from my grandma's garden. Looks fake doesn't it?!

Koi from a floating restaurant that we frequent. We were there for "feeding time"!

Don't be fooled by his vibrant feathers and charming looks. This bird is totally obnoxious. He belongs to my Aunt's neighbor and squawks non-stop. His favorite phrase is "shut up." Not kidding!

Butterfly display at Neiman Marcus. I don't think this is unique to Hawaii, but it's still so pretty!

The vivid colors of Hawaii are fabulous. I especially love how green everything is there! The flowers are so beautiful and everything just looks so fresh! I was kind of inspired by a combination of the photos above to make this card.

Here are the DEEtails:

I started by stamping the tree from SU!'s Season of Friendship set and randomly adding leaves in Pear Pizazz and Old Olive, then carefully cut it out. I really couldn't put that annoying bird on my card, so I opted for some cute pink flowers instead. I used my Itty Bitty Punches to create Regal Rose flowers with Daffodil Delight centers punched from the Owl Punch. I cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and added some Old Olive Striped Grosgrain, tied with some Linen Thread. Then I stamped the sentiment from SU!'s Upsy Daisy set.

Special DEElivery:

This card was mailed to my Aunt in Hawaii along with a bunch of her favorite Starbucks Cinnamon gum that's always so hard to find!

1 comment:

  1. What an awesome surprise for your family!!! I love your card. Love the pink and green and added leaves. Hugs,