Monday, August 8, 2016

Amy's Birthday Destination Hop

Hi everyone! You're probably flying in from Toni's Blog.
Today we are celebrating Amy's Birthday by taking her on vacation. Each one of us is taking her to a special place!  I'm taking her to The Big Island of Hawaii!  Hope you can come along for the adventure.  Before we leave here is a card I made for Amy.
I created this embossed pineapple card for her. Pineapples and COFFEE always remind me of Amy! Oh and GREEN!!!

Gansai  Tambi Watercolor Strathmore watercolor paperPineapple stamp,  Embossing folder, Misc glitter paper
Please see the bottom of this post for Hop info.

Okay lets get this vacation started!

 First off I'm going to fly Amy and all her friends to the Big Island on a private learjet.

I don't want her worrying about airport security or having to wait at all. Her learjet is going to be stocked with a private Starbucks bar and personal barista to get her amped for her big vacation.

We are flying into the  Kona airport

with a limo Jeep waiting on the tarmac for her adventure.

 I don't want her or her friends to miss anything along the drive so I will have a chauffeur driving. She can kick back and take in the sites while sipping on her iced mocha. Our first Stop will be downtown Kona to walk around and shop in the local ocean front shops. After shopping I know she will be a little hungry so we will be going to Huggo's on the beach with sand between our toes while having a bite to eat next to the ocean. After lunch we will be taking a helicopter ride from Kona to Hilo because she will need to do a little crafty shopping at the Craft shops in Hilo. The helicopter ride will be great because we will be able to see the live lava flow from the volcano.

  After crafty shopping we hit the beach to watch some surfers and beach comb a little.

By now Amy is going to be a little tired so we have scheduled her some time for a little afternoon nap to get rested up for the rest of her vacation. Her Limo Jeep will pick all of us up and wisk us off to her luxurious Waikola Hilton suite. The suite is furnished with 10 bedrooms, bathrooms and a private infinity pool overlooking  the ocean for all her friends.

The pool has a swim up Starbucks bar just steps from the open air sliders with 180 degree view of the crashing ocean waves. When Amy wakes up from her nap she will have some fresh sliced sweet white pineapple with a HUGE iced coconut glass drink filled with her choice of yummy beverage from her private swim up bar garnished with a green paper umbrella of course.

  There will be all you can eat pupus on one side of the pool and a specialty popcorn bar on the other side.

She will be sporting some new flip flops and sunglasses she got while shopping earlier while lounging on her custom green and white striped fluffy hotel pool towel.

By now everyone will be  rested up and ready for the luau.

 Her chauffeur will be waiting to take everyone  to a private luau and nosh on Hawaiian delicacies.  She will finish off her vacation watching the luau show with hula dancing in front of the vibrant glowy sunset backdrop.

The rest of the evening will be hers....

Happy Birthday, Amy!!!

Next on our birthday destination hop is the talented Katie!

If you would like to start at the beginning of the hop then pop over to Kates blog. She will also have a complete line up for you.

If I can inspire just one person today I have done my job!
XOXO SugarGem


  1. What a relaxing day :) -- love that limo, and your card is so fun with the pineapple.

  2. OMG, when does the jet leave?! That sounds absolutely awesome Lenae!! The pineapple card = perfect

  3. Looks so delicious and real Lebae! Yum!

  4. What an awesome card! That embossing folder is fab! The trip though is freaking fantastic! We need to do this trip as soon as one of us wins the lottery!

  5. Great post Lenae. So fun. I love love your card. I just love that pineapple. Beautiful.

  6. Over the top fun....!!! LOVE all the images AMAZING effect, looks like sand.

  7. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Lenae. YOU win the prize for most spirited and fullfilling trip of the whole hop-- no flight delay, no issues with destination, I loved everything you planned and you provided pics-- AWESOME! And I told you once and I will tell you again, your card is just awesome-- love that background embossing on glitter paper-- just like sand!!! Your coloring on the pineapple is great too! Thank you for such a thoughtful post, and helping making this hop even better!!!!!! <3

  8. I love this leg of the trip!! I'm there for sure, all of the details are wonderful, as is your pineapple on the beach card! Great job Lenae!!