Monday, March 30, 2009

Technique Class - Hobby Lobby

There’s no better way to expand your stamping skills than learning techniques! Join me next Wednesday morning or Thursday evening to learn how to use Pearl Ex powders in two different ways, a crayon resist technique, a faux metal tag technique, play with some shaving cream and also learn a new faux shaving cream technique. You’ll also be using the Cuddlebug & Big Shot die cutting/embossing machines too!

DATE: Wednesday, April 8th – 10 am
Thursday, April 9th - 6 pm
WHERE: Hobby Lobby – Oshkosh
COST: $15

Please bring your scissors and adhesive. Just call or email to register!
Cards by mail - for $20 you'll receive the cards too! This includes shipping!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Aloha - Day Five

I was yelling at him all week to take his hat off or he'd get a stupid tan....guess I should have been worried about the ankles! LOL


This is the tram that took us from one end of the resort to the other.


This became Steve's perch for the week...what a beautiful view!


Here's that prize wheel that I've been talking about....


I won some corduroy buttons and more Island Girl stickers!!!


At the base of this waterfall you'll find sea turtles - they seem to like the bubbles.


Here's a small one!



This is a water lily.


This is a dormant volcano - it was usually covered in a haze.


More water lilies...


This is the shopping center we went to today.


The waves were pretty big today - I saw another huge whale jump all the way out of the water too!


The locals call this Hawaiian Graffiti - it's white coral laid out on the volcano rocks....someone made an SU! sign!!!!


Here are my prize wheel winnings and we all got a back of flower brads for filling out the trip survey!


Look what was waiting for me on our final night - a parting gift!


It's a beautiful silver chain and pendant that says ALOHA!


Tomorrow (Friday) is our final day in Hawaii.....we don't fly out until 8:30 pm - so we will have a little more time to lay in the sun by the pool and just lounge around. I'm sad to be leaving - but I miss my girl....she'll be waiting anxiously for us!


WOW - what a spread SU put on for all of us tonight!!!!  It was all authentic Hawaiian food at the Luau!



This was our dinner table centerpiece!


Stampin' Up! had a bunch of little huts like this one set up that showed how the Hawaiian people performed different island favorites.


I did enjoy some fresh coconut - my mom use to buy them for me when I was a kid - they were fun to crack too!



Poi is a native root to Hawaii....I tasted it and it really doesn't taste like anything...but apparently it's good for you.



Steve learning to do the hoola!






Last, but not least....Carolyn Serviss' husband got this tattoo on his head!!!!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Project Shares!!!!

Here are a bunch of the items that other demonstrators brought to share with everyone....I LOVE this part of our trip!!!

Remember - you can click on all of these pictures to make them bigger - check out those details!













Aloha - Day Four

I didn't have a lot of excitement today....I spent it just lounging around.  Steve went golfing with a bunch of guys - so I was on my own.  My first stop was the breakfast buffet!  I gorged myself on fresh fruit, pancakes, bacon and pastries!  This is a picture of the dining can sit right next to one of the many streams that run through the resort and watch the fish while you eat.


You ever have one of these bad hair days?  I do - but I'm glad it isn't every day!!!


These birds live on little islands throughout the resort.  They must be afraid of water, because they don't ever leave their area.


After breakfast - I headed to the Kings' Shops for a little window shopping....even that was expensive - LOL!  I found a pair of cute little leather sandals, tried them on - like them - until I turned them over and they were $144....then I put them back and continued on..... When I was done with the "shopping" - I headed back to the resort and laid by the pool for a while....such an exhausting day! LOL


Here is the torch runner guy....this photo is for those of you with an appreciation for a nice body (like myself) - this guy doesn't have an ounce of fat on him.  He runs the entire resort every evening with a torch and lights all the Tiki Torches - leaping over the little chain guards like a gazelle!  It is truly an enjoyable site!!!!  And he blows on one of those big sea shells - it's almost like the noon bell in Menasha!  I should suggest to our Mayor that we have a hot guy like this run around the city to announce that bell!




Here's our little presents for the day!  The Sarong is a Hawaiian tradition and that was delivered to my room from SU!  Then I went to spin the Prize Wheel and won the Designer Hardware - I was VERY excited - I didn't have this one yet!!!!  Last but not least - I got this Decor Elements - Stampin' Up! Island Girl!!!!  They also gave everyone a NEW pack of Designer Series Paper - I go the one called Flock Together!


After such an exhausting day - we made reservations at the Plantation restaurant for dinner.  Started that off with a Pina Colada for myself and a Mai Tai for Steve.  He mentioned this morning that you have to watch those Mai Tai's  cuz they'll knock you on your butt...I did notice that!


I finally got my Lobster!!!!!!  Dinner was a lean $177...probably because they had to fly that lobster in from Maine...and with the price of airline tickets these days......


Another breathtaking sunset to cap off the evening!


I LOVE this time's right up my alley!  I was up until midnight (Hawaii time) - which is 5 am at home....and didn't rise this morning until 7:30 (Hawaii time) - 12:30 there...I LOVE this!!!!

Watch later today for some pictures from the SU Share last night.  A bunch of demonstrators bring GREAT projects to share with everyone - we gather in a room and take pictures and watch's super fun!