Saturday, May 2, 2009

NSD ScrapMatters Blog Train: My kind of paradise

This is my first [inter]National Scrapbooking Day event. I'm so excited. The Design Team at ScrapMatters worked really hard to bring you an amazing MEGA kit called Hawaiian Happy Hour that you'll get for FREE with the purchase of $15 or more at the ScrapMatters store. Isn't this kit fantastic?!?


Here is what I created with this kit:

In case you were wondering what "no ka  'oe" means, it means THE BEST! My idea of paradise is traveling to the Big Island, otherwise known as Hawaii. No place can compare to how amazing the Big Island is. Granted, I may be biased because I lived there for 4 years, met my husband there, and have family roots from there, but hey. Who's keeping track of those minor details? 
I lived in the beautiful town of Kamuela (aka Waimea). It was a small town with the friendliest group of people who truly showed the meaning of Aloha (love).
My favorite places to visit on the Big Island is Waipi'o, Kamuela, Kohala, Honoka'a, and Ka'u. All of these places have the most incredible vistas you've ever seen. Here are some pictures I found on the internet due to the fact I have yet to take decent pictures of my favorite island.
Kamuela (can you believe I use to have a view from my room of this? now why did I move again?)
Honoka'a (this view is similar to what I would see every day at school)
Waipi'o (the valley where the Chiefs would meet)
When I travel to the Big Island, here is what I like to do (in order of travel from east to west): go to Hilo for Big Island Candies (they have the best chocolate dipped cookies I've ever had); go to Honoka'a for some Tex Malasadas and hanging out in their historical downtown (best place to get antique items); drive to Kamuela to visit my old house and eat a loco moco at Kamuela Deli; then drive along the Waikoloa coast where I'll probably stay at my favorite hotel (where I also happen to have several proms there; ah, memories); continue driving to Kona where I'll pick up a few bags of genuine kona coffee at a very cheap price; then head south to Ka'u (where my grandma is from) to hang out at the beach with the sea turtles and stop by Punalu'u Bake Shop  for lunch and to purchase a couple loafs of their sweetbread. After all that eating, I'd head back northeast to Hilo to fly out of their international airport. Can you tell how much I miss the food there? 
Ok. I'm done teasing you with pictures and links to my idea of paradise. Here is what you were probably looking for:
I made 2 5x7 quickpages and loved it so much, that i also made a 5x7 card. I really loved this kit. The color scheme was so much fun. I know I know. I should've put this at the beginning of my blog, but then you wouldn't have read all those wonderful things about the Big Island.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. You should have arrived from Leslie's blog. Your next stop from here will be Jeni's blog. In case you are keeping track of how many quickpage freebies to collect, I am #29 out of 35.

7 comments:

icedlatteprincess:) said...

So pretty!!! Love it, thank you so much:)

CreativeBusyHands-Scrapbook Freebies Search said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on May. 02, 2009. Thanks again.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 May [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 03 May [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

Pattycakes said...

Thank you, thank you!!! :)

Kathy said...

Thank-you

thescrappywife said...

Fabulous! Thank you!

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 06 Jun [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 07 Jun [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).