Mickey and Minnie Box

This past Friday evening Derek and I headed out to a beautiful estate in Waialua to attend Kalani and Joyce's wedding rehearsal.  The venue Kalani and Joyce chose was a gorgeous property and it was a beautiful night.  

When we arrived we were so excited to see the bridal party.  It was great to see some of Kalani's High School buddies who we hadn't seen in YEARS!!!  They all looked so handsome and grown up!

Kalani and Joyce with their bridal party

Kalani and Joyce with their bridal party

The rehearsal went really well.  The coordinator was really amazing and she led the happy couple through each step of what would happen the next day.

Kalani and Joyce's rehearsal

Kalani and Joyce's rehearsal

There were lots of smiles all around as we prepared for the next day's special event.

After rehearsal Derek and I hosted a rehearsal dinner at Roy's Koolina which is one of our favorite places to celebrate.  I got there a little ahead of the bridal party to surprise Kalani and Joyce with favors for the table.  

Wedding Rehearsal Box

Wedding Rehearsal Box

This box was made out of Whisper White card stock.  I embossed the top layer with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions folder.  I then stamped an image from a brand new set that will be coming out in January called Love You Still.  I punched out the words with a circle punch and then layered them onto a champagne foil circle.  I made the flower and leaves with 4 different punches and embellished the center with a rhinestone.

When it came to designing this favor I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Since Kalani and Joyce will be honeymooning on a Disney Cruise, I choose cookies from the Aulani Disney resort as the favor content . Honolulu Cookie Company has the best cookies that are usually pineapple shaped.   I often bring these amazing cookies with me when I travel to give as gifts to others.  I think these exclusive Mickey shaped ones that are sold at Aulani are absolutely adorable.

Rehearsal Dinner Favor

Rehearsal Dinner Favor

I punched out the Mr. and Mrs. from the set Cheers To The Year.  This is a cute set is only available till the end of the month.

Here is a template that Zeny created that you can use to recreate this Mickey and Minnie box.

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It has been a very exciting few days for us as a family.  We are excited for Joyce to officially join our family and for her and Kalani to begin their life together as man and wife.

 I hope that they both liked this sweet suprise favor that was stamped with aloha with best wishes for a life lived happily ever after.

Mahalo Laniwai

A couple weeks ago my husband blessed me with a trip to the Laniwai Spa which is located at the beautiful Disney Aulani resort about ten minutes from our home.  Although we visit the resort often I had never gone to the spa there.

From the moment I set foot in the front doors I felt the aloha spirit in this amazingly beautiful tranquil environment.  

Lanaiwai Spa at the Aulani Hotel

Lanaiwai Spa at the Aulani Hotel

The staff went out of their way to give me a tour of the spa and even allowed me to choose some fragrant bath salts to take home.

Laniwai Spa at the Disney Aulani Resort - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laniwai Spa at the Disney Aulani Resort - www.stampedwithaloha.com

It was so peaceful there and I loved that I had the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate.  I appreciate the thought that my husband put into this special gift.  He knew that I had been very busy lately and I needed some time to just be still,  Spending some quiet time at the Laniwai Spa was just what I needed.

Laniwai Spa at the Disney Aulani Resort - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Laniwai Spa at the Disney Aulani Resort - www.stampedwithaloha.com

The highlight of my day was an 80 minute massage where I found out the massuse was quite a crafter and we had a wonderful conversation discovering we not only had a lot in common but even knew some of the same people.  When the 80 minutes was up I felt like I had made a new friend and she made me feel so happy when she told me that I had inspired her to start stamping again.

When I left the spa that day I felt so happy and grateful for everything that was done to make my day extra special.   I wanted to do something to express my gratitude so I went home and stamped some thank you cards for all of the wonderful people I had met that day.

The message of my card was simply to say Mahalo.  We don't have a Mahalo stamp but with our wonderful Labeler Alphabet I was able to create my own message for this card of appreciation.

Mahalo Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Mahalo Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I love the Labeler Alphabet so much that I even purchased 2 of them so that I would have extra letters to create custom messages for my cards.

 I used the set Pop of Paradise to create the bright leafy back ground and created some bright Melon Mambo double layer flowers by using punches and some jeweled rhinestones.

If you are every looking to book a massage, facial or a relaxing day at the spa, I highly recommend Laniwai Spa at the Disney Aulani resort in Ko'olina.  It was such a special treat to have been blessed with an opportunity to go to such a beautiful place and meet such beautiful people.

Mahalo to everyone at the Laniwai spa for everything you did to make my afternoon there so special and one I will not soon forget.

Source: www.stampedwithaloha.com