Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fun Weekend at the Hilton Waikoloa for Taping of Wheel of Fortune and a Card to Share

Hi Peeps!   Hope you all had a super weekend.  

About a month ago, my hubby asked if I wanted to see the taping of the Wheel of Fortune at the Hilton Waikoloa.  My answer was a no-brainer.  YAH, LET'S GO.   So we got tickets for the taping this past Saturday.  After meeting up and having lunch with friends from Oahu who we haven't seen in years, we checked in to the Hilton Waikoloa.  Despite the brutal sweltering heat, we had a grand time.   

We were super lucky to get VIP tickets.  Really, we're not sure how that happened but hey, we'll take it.  Thank you very much.

We also had a choice room.   From our balcony, we could see the Wheel of Fortune stage.  There were two seatings that evening (as well as the other 3 days of taping).  Because we could see the stage, we got to view the taping of both seatings, one from our balcony, and one from the live audience.    They taped 2 shows in one seating.  The taping we viewed from the audience will air on 11/6 and 11/7.  It was quite an experience to see trailers for equipment, film crew, cameras on cables sliding back and forth to capture the audience, Pat Sajak and Vanna White in person, the guy whose voice we hear introducing Pat and Vanna and the prizes.  Did you know, there is only one wheel that the contestants spin and it weighs 2,400 lbs.  Wowser!

We also had a spectacular view of the ocean from our balcony.  

This resort is HUMONGOUS with several towers.  So to get around you either walked a LOT or could catch the tram or boat.   When we first got there, we caught this boat to the Ocean Tower.

Hubby and I felt like eating Japanese food for dinner so we dined at Imari.

Since we got there about 15 minutes before opening, we each ordered a drink to cool off.    I very rarely drink alcoholic beverages and we don't do this all the time so he ordered a Bud and I ordered The Pipeline (peach schnapps, vodka, and tropical fruit juice).

Started off with the Imari Salad.   See those long yellowish things on the top?   We never saw that before and were wondering what it was.  Hubby said he thinks it ginger flower buds.  Hmmmm, I don't think so.  LOL.   So we asked the waitress.  She said they are corn shoots.   Ohhhh, interesting and yummy.

Hubby ordered the Tuna Stack.  It has avocado on the bottom and sashimi on top.   That was all his because I do not eat raw fish.  Funny kind Japanese yah?   LOL

Here's the Hiyashi Chika Noodles.   UMMMMM NOODLES!!!!  YUM!!!!

And we both ordered Shrimp Tempura.   Ummmm, little bit skinny but very oishii (delicious).

Hubby loves his ice cream and ordered the Tempura Fried Banana Split.   We shared this.  It's like Banana Lumpia covered with ice cream, topped with whipped cream, coconut flakes, and chocolate drizzle.   Our tummy's were definitely satisfied.

And on to my CAS scene card using "Critters in the Snow" set by Lawn Fawn, "Landscape" die by Mama Elephant, Copics, and "Golf Club Landscape" die by Memory Box with the flag snipped off.   All are from Island Scrapbooking.

Thank you for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Birthday Card for Our Son

Our eldest son recently celebrated is birthday.  Since he and his girlfriend have a couple of pet rats (eeek), I thought this micey image and sentiment by Crafter's Companion would be perfect for his card.  Kept it simple as I have several  birthdays within a 5 week span.  I inked the image with Copics, made my own banner, and topped it off with the "Precious Stars" dies by Memory Box.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A CAS Thank You Card

And here's my last of 6 cards I gave to my dear friend.  This is the first time I used a stencil by Memory Box.  This one is called Texture Mesh which I embossed and colored with Distress Ink.  Topped it off with the "Blooming Violet" die also by Memory Box and the laser cut sentiment.  All are from Island Scrapbooking.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Toodles and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Another CAS Card

Here's card #5 of 6 that I gave to my dear friend.  Kept it simple (more like turned out simple) because dear mojo was on vacation in outer space.  It took a while for him to return.  LOL.

"Fanciful Flourish" and "Baby's Breath Flower Kit" by Cheery Lynn
Butterfly die by Joy Crafts
Ribbon by Offray
Pearls by Kaiser Craft
DP from stash

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Sunday, September 7, 2014


Happy Sunday Peeps.  Hope your weekend is a fun-filled one. 

Here's the 4th of 6 cards I gave to my sweet friend, another CAS card.   Got this cool sunflower die by Cheery Lynn from my sweet cuz a while ago.  The "Open Leaf Flourish" die by La La Land is one of my newest dies.  Love the way it's cut.   AND the "A2 Curved Borders One" by Spellbinders is a set I had on my wish list and I was thrilled to get them at Ben Franklin Crafts.  Woo-hoo.

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY.

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Gift For You

Yay, this week went by like a blur.  So glad its the weekend again.  Did I tell you I changed my house cleaning day from Friday to Wednesday?   Yah, best idea I had because now I can craft even more on the weekends.  Who wants to start the weekend cleaning house?  No fun.  :-)   

So far, I'm on schedule for my holiday cards.  Crossing my fingers I'll keep up.  THEN I'll need to work on my calendars.  And thank goodness I got my paper craft donations done in May (started in April) for the American Cancer Society because last year, I went into a little panic.  Eek!

Onto my card.  This is the 3rd of 6 cards I gave to my super dear friend as part of her b/d gift. 

Ingredients for this card:
Image by Penny Black
DP from stash
Dies:   Spellbinders
            Doily by Prima from Island Scrapbooking
            "Filigree Corner" by LaLa Land
            Red flower - "Fabulous Phlox" by Memory Box from Island Scrapbooking
            Turquoise flowers - "Small Hydrangea Blooms" by Poppy Stamps from Island Scrapbooking
Pearls by Kaiser Craft

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY and weekend.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Touch of Elegance

Wow, this week is sure flying by FAST.  Actually, the entire year is.

As you know, I'm a bargain hunter.   Needing more pants for work, I went to Macy's this past weekend.  I found 2 capris and the original price was $49 each.   It was marked down plus I got an additional 20% off.  Woo-hoo, I paid a little over $17 for each.  Cha-ching!!!!   

A couple of days ago, I needed to sew the sides in a bit on one of the pants and the foot pedal died.  So, I took out the Viking that my mom gave me a few years ago which she had for years and hardly used.  Happy that my hubby found the "lost" foot pedal and I had a spare sewing machine, I got it threaded, pressed on the foot pedal and it went "click, PACK" and started smoking.  Whoa, I think the motor blew.  Hee-hee. So out it went into the trash.   Looks like I'll need a new machine.   Yah!  All is good.

Anyhoo, on to my card.  This is the 2nd of 6 cards I gave to my friend.   I used my newest die (the curved one) by Marianne Design.  Oh, I LOVE this.  The die itself looks kinda weird but after blog hopping and seeing what other crafters created, it was a must-have.    Also, in the corner, I added another die cut, this one by Joy Crafts.  And the flowers are by CC Design that my sweet cuz gave me a while ago.  

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE A SCRAP HAPPY DAY!