Monday, March 12, 2012

Circle, heart, tag punch card by Stampin Up and me

Being tired after a long trip, but so welcomed to Hawaii by her sweet grandma!

Reubs boogie boarding with his grandpa

Our little sunshine

Little beach girl

Fresh Coffee beans just picked from the coffee bean trees in Kona

A coffee bean tree that is over 100 years old.

Loved picking our own Avocado's from the trees in Kona

Our littlest one boogie boarding with her daddy.

A huge lava cave in Kona

I loved the boogie boarding in the waves of the ocean!


Tiny tags by Stampin Up

Aloha dear you.

How have your weeks been? A couple of days ago we arrived back from our family trip to Kona - the Big Island of Hawaii. What a blessing it was to be there in the sun and the smell of beautiful flowers. To spend time with my hubbies parents and to have time to relax and enjoy the outside world without our winter clothes. We did so many things that I had never done before. We swam with about 30 dolphins.. Just like that! We went snorkeling and happened to run (swim) into these beautiful Spinner Dolphins. It was one Epic profound experience. They were so close to me.. and in their own environment, free and happy. I touched Lava.. I know.. never thought I would be interested in doing that. But it was new and .. different and unreal.. and black :) I tasted Kona coffee and went to a Coffee plant. Loved it. We picked real (yip real hahaha)Avocado's from the trees. They were so yummy and I made so SO many photo's.. I can fill a whole blog with them :) . Don't worry I will not bore you with them.. just a couple.. to make you smile :)

Anyway.. I can go on and on.. But I will not :) (sigh).. It was just so beautiful to be there.

I have to say that it is weird to be home again. The suitcases are unpacked.. the clothes are washed.. (yip not put away yet :), groceries are bought and normal life is part of our rhythm again. But it's good! I am excited to connect to our friends again.

This morning I walked into my craft room and thought.. I need to make a card. I WANT to make a card. I got so excited once I started again and this is what I came up with. I used the colour inspiration from this weeks Paper Players #86. They encouraged us to use 'Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Pool Party and Pear Pizazz as the colours. Loved using those colours. Thanks Lesley for the inspiration. I hope you'll like what I came up with.

Well.. I am off to bed.. This time change is making things kinda funny in this household. But I am tired, so off I go.

Inky hugs, Pauline


  1. Ik miste je al in blogland, maar jullie trip was geweldig! Wat een leuke foto's om te zien, dank je wel voor het delen.
    En ook je kaartje is weer super, zo simpel, maar wat een leuk effect!

    Lieve groetjes uit Holland, Annemiek

  2. Leuk om te lezen en te zien hoe jullie vakantie geweest is! Jullie hebben echt genoten, heerlijk!
    En leuke kaart heb je gemaakt! Heel vrolijk!

    Hoop snel weer meer van je te zien!

    Liefs, San

  3. I enjoyed your card - and your family vacation photos very much! Thanks for sharing your blog!

  4. och meid ik heb zo genoten van je verhalen op fb, wat kun je heerlijk vertellen, alsof je aan me koffietafel zit..super leuk en wat een pracht fotos..jullie hebben een mooie tijd om terug op te kijken en wat heerlijk dat ik weer van je creaties kan genieten...welkom terug meid..knuf peet

  5. What a fun card and great photos. Thanks for playing with the Paper Players.

  6. Welcome back Pauline! Je hebt weer een prachtige kaart gemaakt! Wat een schitterende vakantiefoto's, thanks for sharing! Nu nog even lekker nagenieten van jullie fantastische vakantie!

    Hugs, Laura

  7. What a fantastic card! Great way to show case the challenge colours and I love that you also used the negative images from the punched out hearts-it adds so much dimension. Looks like you had a wonderful trip:) Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

  8. Hi Pauline,
    I love what you created with the punches, how fun!! This is one cool card. Love seeing all your photos, looks like you had a wonderful trip!!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

  9. Oh, your card is so fun, but the photos of you & your family really made me smile! Especially of your FIL boogie boarding!! LOL! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!

  10. Your card is amazing! LOVE the use of all the punches!!! :)

  11. Hi Pauline! Sounds like you had a fun trip! Welcome back! Your card is so much fun with all of the fantastic punched shapes. Great way to feature the colors. You really captured some wonderful photos of your family on the trip, too. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week! Hugs! :)


Thanks so much for leaving your comment. Enjoy the rest of your day! Take care, Pauline