Created With Aloha Two

Created With Aloha Two

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tea Swap, Sister Sister Swap, and a Little More About Oahu

Although it has been a busy month with unpacking, doing laundry, and hanging out with friends I have still managed to fit in some time for crafting.  Being in the three swaps that I am in have help keep me on my toes.  :) For July's tea swap my friend Gail and were paired up together.  Check out the awesome pocket card that she sent to me.

This is what I made for her and surprised her with.

Along with being paired up for the tea swap we were also paired up for the Secret Sister swap.  Gail me this awesome intricate card.

This is how it looks open.

I love all the goodies that she sent my way- some of my favorites and in my favorite color too.

This is what I surprised her with.

I put a magnet on the back of these tablets that open like mini books.

It was extra fun having Gail as my partner for two swaps and getting to surprise each other for some our favorite things.  Here are some more pictures of my time in Oahu.  I had breakfast with my friend Grace and

we went to Taj to do a make and take.

I also met up with my friend ManLe.  We enjoyed some onolicious boba together.

Check out the super ono snacks that she gave to my family and I.

Lastly here are some pictures of me having fun shopping at some of my favorite stores-  Na Hoku (My hubby got me a beautiful sterling silver ring with a plumeria and swirls on the side for my anniversary present.),

Crazy Shirt,

Ben Franklin,

 Les SportSac,

the Disney Store,

and at J's Knicknacks.

I also did some shopping at Aulani's gift shops.  This is one of the purses that I purchased.  It is a hidden Mickey Vera Bradley purse.  Don't you just love the colors?

Lastly I purchased some cute stuff at the Sanrio store, Don Quijotes, Target, and at Walmart. (It is my first time going to Don Quijotes and to Target.)  Thanks for stopping by and sticking around for such a long post!  Have a blessed and crafty rest of the week and weekend!


  1. My goodness Colleen, you are one lucky person to go and visit all those awesome shops with lots of crafting goodies and other things.
    I always love to see your photo's and think...wish I could visit there tooo ;o)

    And congrats on your anniversary...can we see a close up of that ring?????

    1. Thanks for taking time to visit my blog. It was definitely lots of fun visiting the craft stores in Oahu and going shopping at all the fun stores. I can't wait to use all the fun crafty stuff that I purchased. :)

      I'll have to think about sharing a close up picture of the ring from Na Hoku. Thanks for the good wishes for my anniversary.

      Happy crafting! Hugs!

  2. Wowser! You and Gail exchanged such beautiful crafts/cards in both swaps.....double delight. You and your family sure went to a LOT of places on Oahu and I can see you all had a grand time. Yay!!!

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and for taking time to write a comment. It was lots fun having Gail as my swap partner twice in one month. It was definitely a double delight.

      Oahu as usual was a blast. My family and I loved every moment there..

      Happy crafting! Hugs!