Lunch Date at Cafe Lani

Several weeks ago I posted about going to eat at Cafe Lani which is located at the Ala Moana Shopping Center.  My friend Mary read that post and said that the next time she came to Oahu, she wanted us to go there.

Cindy and Mary at Cafe Lani - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cindy and Mary at Cafe Lani - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Mary was in town last week so she coordinated a lunch date not only with me but with our friend Pam too!

Pam is the one who told me about Cafe Lani and the bread service they provide which is one of her favorite things about the restaurant.  

Cafe Lani has a bakery on site where they bake a wide variety of delicious breads and bring them to you fresh out of the oven throughout your meal.  They also bring you dipping sauces to try with the bread.  Each one is unique and different.  The croissants melt in your mouth, they are so delicious.

Pam and Mary at Cafe Lani - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pam and Mary at Cafe Lani - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Pam blessed Mary and I with the absolutely beautiful leis that we are wearing in the photo below.  The three of us had a really nice time catching up and enjoying spending time together at this fun restaurant!

Mary and Pam also surprised me that day with belated birthday gifts so that made the already special gathering even more memorable!  

Cafe Lani with Pam and Mary - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Cafe Lani with Pam and Mary - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This week I created Thank You Cards to send to both Mary and Pam with our Basket Bunch stamp set.  Now that I own the coordinating framelits I was able to use them to cut out three of these cute bunnies to represent the three of us and the blessing of friendship.

Basket Bunch Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card is folded in such a way that the stitched oval lays on top of a hidden white oval where you can sign the card with words of gratitude.

Basket Bunch Thank You Card (inside) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Thank You Card (inside) - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I just love this sweet stamp set and am glad that I can use it to create many different types of cards.

I hope Pam and Mary will be blessed to receive this card and when they do know how much I appreciated our lunch date at Cafe Lani and the very special blessing of their love and friendship.

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Thanks A Bunch

Tonight I am getting ready to host an Ohana group for our worship team.  

Portuguese bean soup is simmering on my stove, the chairs are all set up and I am excited for another opportunity to be together with the amazing brothers and sisters I serve with on our New Hope Leeward Worship Team.

 This is a bunch of us last week right after our Ohana group all crammed in my kitchen.

New Hope Leeward Worship Team Ohana Group - www.stampedwithaloha.com

New Hope Leeward Worship Team Ohana Group - www.stampedwithaloha.com

At this particular gathering this sweet girl, Kileigh (pictured in the front) shared a lot about her life and I discovered that she and I had a lot in common.  I learned that she loves bunnies and even has a pet bunny at home.  That's one of the benefits of our getting together, it provides an opportunity for us to get to know each other better outside of our weekly rehearsals.

So with my feelings of thankfulness for these people in my mind and in honor of Kileigh's love of bunnies I decided to share a Basket Bunch Bunny Thank you card today.

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

This card was created with our Basket Bunch stamp set.  It is an Easter themed set but I love that you can do so much more with it such as create a cute Spring thank you card.  The back ground of this card uses a striped piece of our Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  The focal point and greeting bases were made with punches.  I made this card for a swap last week and liked it so much I decided to use it in my stamp a stack class that is coming up at the end of this month.  

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Since I need to prepare a large amount of kits for my class, using back ground paper was going to be challenging because I had a limited amount in stock.  So I changed the back ground to a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock that was run through the Big Shot with the Festive Textured Embossing folder.  I think it looks just as cute, don't you?  I also added a stitched framelit circle because I will be featuring this amazing set of framelits at my class this month.

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Basket Bunch Bunny Thank You Cards - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I think either way this is a really simple and cute way to use the Basket Bunch set year round to make cute thank you cards.

Have you purchased this set yet?  Its not too late, it will be available until the end of May.  I'm so glad I have it because I really need to make some more projects with this adorable bunny!

Thanks a bunch for stopping by my blog today.  Please know that of all the things I'm thankful to the Lord for, you are one of them!  

Have a blessed day!

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