Of course, that doesn't mean that I think I need improvement. Because, as we already know, I am perfect just as I am. Snicker...snort...
Speaking of perfect, I wanted to show you some photos of our vacation before I continue on with my card for this midpoint reminder. Our trip to the Big Island was just about perfect. If I had not had my cold sore, and we had been able to go snorkeling, it would have been a perfect trip. As it was, I really loved my relaxing time on Hawaii.
So we had a fabulous room on the ocean. Gary spoiled me with the view and sounds each day that we were there. Loved having coffee on our lanai and reading my books, while the sun came up over Hualalai. (This volcano is the third youngest on the island, and, fortunately did not erupt while we were there!) I also spent time on our lanai after dark, too, watching the boats, and snorkelers, who were looking for manta rays feeding on the plankton.
Panoramic view from our ocean-front lanai
Sunset from our dinner table the first night we were at the Sheraton.
My miserable dinner partner--NOT. Teehee.
First night watching the manta ray seekers--lights from Kailua-Kona in distance
Sunrise over Hualalai
Same sunrise time, but looking at the ocean. Sigh...
My deeply-stressed (NOT) hubby at our favorite breakfast spot, The Coffee Shack.
View from The Coffee Shack--note the Vog moving in over the ocean from Kilauea Volcano.
Lovely sign for southernmost point in the US, called Ka Lae, or South Point.
Gary, sitting at South Point, along with Hawaiian fisherman in the background.
Did I mention the fabulous Kona coffee we drank over there? It was so delish. Of course, we had to stop here, too!
Second morning, there was a pod of more than a dozen spinner dolphins in our bay, swimming back and forth and playing with snorkelers. Here I caught one dolphin in the acting of spinning.
There are about nine dolphins visible in this photo. Really loved watching them! I used my binoculars to see them better.
The day we went to top of Mauna Kea. Stopped at 9,000 ft. to acclimate for an hour, and got a shot in the Visitor's Center garden of this silversword, which only grows on the Big Island.
There were Hawaiians chanting in prayer here when we first arrived in this garden area.
Another stop on the way to the top of Mauna Kea. It was getting pretty chilly.
Snow at the top of Mauna Kea, at 13, 796 ft.
Some of the observatories on Mauna Kea.
Sunset on top of Mauna Kea, with observatories in distance.
So that's probably enough of a dose of our trip for today. I will try to add some new photos this Friday. So check me out then, too, OK?
Back to my card for PoP. I chose another wonderful image by Sparkle N Sprinkle, who is the sole sponsor for our main prizes this month. Her name is Vivian Hat Lady, and she is another classy image. I printed her on X-Press It BC, and colored her with my Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E15, R02
Hair: Y21, YR23, E18
Glove/Hat: E41, E42, E43, E44
Collar/Trims/Earrings: R81, R83, R85, R89
Blouse: W2, W4, W6
I kept things fairly simple, using a Cheery Lynn Silver Stacker L-7 Oval die cut, DP from the Glitz All Dolled Up collection, CS from Stampin' Up, and die-cut corners using a LaLa Land Crafts corner die. Then I added my sentiment, and voila! Fini!
I do hope you will join us this month! We have a new GDT, Julie O. of Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers; so be sure to check out her fun creations! And stop by to see the wonderful inspiration by my talented teammates as well. Here are the deets on our prizes this month:
Sparkle N Sprinkle is the sole sponsor for the main prizes of this challenge. They are offering up two prizes for this challenge, which will be:
Hope you all have a wonderful week!