Liluokalani Gardens

Liliuokanli Gardens is located in Hilo on the Big Island and I had the pleasure of visiting during my Christmas vacation last year. I did not plan on visiting on my first day in Hilo but upon touching down at the airport we discovered that it always rains in Hilo. During a break in the rain we headed for the gardens to a quick peek before the rain started up again. Well, we got caught in the rain anyway but it was well worth it because this place was gorgeous.

Here is my page for the Gardens.


I did some really cool elements on this page. First, the little envelope is one of my favorite embellishments for scrappin pages. The envie opens to reveal the name of the Gardens and the date we visited. Second, the cute tag at the top swings around and reveals my journaling for the page.



I enjoy finding different ways to journal on my pages, especially when things are a surprise. You can click on the photos to see a larger, more detailed image. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

12 Shack Opinions:

kathleenh said...

Those are some cool embellishments. I like how you rounded some of the edges on your photos. It looks like a beautiful place. I would love to visit there one day.

Lauren said...

Great layout! I really love the photos - so pretty.

ChrissyM said...

Great layout!! Like the idea of the little envelope!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Pretty photos, and I really like the hidden journaling.

Lori said...

Pretty photos! I really like the envelope embellishment--great way to incorporate journaling.

Bonnie said...

I LOVE that surprise journalling!! Gives me great ideas for my vacation pictures - if I ever do them!! haha!

Maria said...

Awesome layouts Crystal! I really do love how you used the mini envelope to journal on. Very creative!!

The pictures of Hilo are pretty! I've been to Hilo a few times and there's this fabulous hole in the wall restaurant that had great pancakes! You're right, Hilo rains a lot. It's no wonder it's so green there!!

Maria

Kenda said...

Love the way you hid the journaling. I really don't like my handwriting but want to include journaling so that future generations will know the details.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Ouuuuu! Gorgeous pages. I love the green and how that pretty flower just pops. Looks like a fabulous place to visit (rain or shine!) :O)

Catherine said...

Love how you rounded the corners on your photos and matting - I'm such a scaredy cat when it comes to cutting photos, but I'm totally going to give this a try!
Thanks!

~Michelle~ said...

I like how you rounded opposite corners on the photos....I'm so going to use that idea! Fun journaling elements too!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Such pretty pictures and you showcased them so nicely. I love the envie idea! Fantastic!

Thanks so much for the cyber hug!