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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

"I'd Rather Be At The Beach" Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the "I'd Rather Be At The Beach" Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from May 18-22. 

If you are coming from Margaret's Blog HERE you’re on the right track. If you just joined us, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us. You will find loads of projects with a beachy theme throughout this hop! We have LOTS of blog candy to offer through out this hop so be sure to check back daily for your chance to win!

Here's the lineup:

I just LOVE creating summer layouts!! Summer layouts are so cheerful and colorful and YAY make me feel the SUN is coming!! Here in the Pacific Northwest we are finally having a really nice SUNNY and warm day and here it is almost the end of May...I'm LOOKING forward to it! =D
Here is a layout full of warm sun for you! My little Ian playing in the water on our family vacation to Florida last summer. 
"Beach Bum Layout"

Recipe for this layout:

Pattern Paper used: Kaisercraft Seaside Collection and Bobunny's Paradise Lingo
I used Friskars "wave scissors" to cut the wave mat
Ribbons Used: Fun in the Sun by Creative Impressions
Dimensional stickers: Jolee's Boutique Title Waves "Beach Bum," Jolee's Boutique "Beach Borders" and Jolee's Boutique Beach Accessories
Paper Piedings: Bear with sunglasses is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs "You are my Sunshine" collection and can be found right HERE the little paper
pieced crab is also from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs from the "Under the Sea" collection and can be found right HERE
Title cut: I created this SCAL/SCUT file and will give it to you =D
here it is: Download  

Thanks so much for hopping by! Hope to see you again tomorrow...for my blog candy I will be giving away free cutting files each day of the hop! Leave a comment each day and become a follower and you will be entered in a drawing at the end of the hop for a PRIZE blog candy give away that I will be revealing to you tomorrow. Make sure you hop along and see what Lisa has in store for today! Happy Creating!


  1. I love all the colors and patterns you picked out for this page. It yells Summer!!

  2. Love your layout.
    cstephenson at q dot com

  3. Wow.I love that colorful and alive!

  4. What a cool LO. The colours all pop together. TFS

  5. Adorable layout! Love the colors!

    -Lauren B
    lbrocchi (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. What a delightful layout! Beautiful bold colors really accent that delightful photo! Great job! And I am already a follower of your blog!

  7. So adorable and summer looking. So cute!!!
    I've been a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  8. So Cute!!!!! And the Scrapbook layout is Cute to. :0)
    I'm a follower.
    cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

  9. Sweet layout - I am a follower - TFS!
    pam_lash at yahoo dot com

  10. Nice layout. i am new follower # 245. TFS.

  11. This is so cute! I follow on GFC as squiggles87.


  12. ADORABLE layout!!!!! I am a new follower~I hope you stop by my blog and follow too:) I also have a great giveaway going on. Come check it out!
    I look forward to seeing more of your projects. TFS!
    Sherrie K

  13. I love all the bright colors on your layout! I just became a follower!

  14. This is so cute!!

    ♥ Laura ♥

  15. This is such an adorable layout!!! I love it!

    smilesmoore2 atverizon dotnet

  16. Love the LO! Great job! New follower, TFS!

  17. Very cool beach layout,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  18. Such a fun and sunny layout. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  19. I love your layout Janet!!! The colors are beautiful, I just looove kaisercraft papers! :-)


  20. The colors are awesome! :)

  21. What a precious little 'Beach Bum' and LO.

  22. Perfect layout for your little beach bum. Super cute.

    Smiles Sher

  23. Adorable project
    Lisa Ralston

  24. So cute! I love the layout!

    Leslie Krochta

  25. I love the colors and the sunglasses.

  26. Sweet layout Janet! So bright and cheery - makes me think that the sun might actually come out and stay for a while :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  27. So cute and colorful! There is so many fun things to look at. Cute picture.

  28. I just love your layout how cute is your little guy? ADORABLE,Thank-you for sharing..
    Deborah Foti ~

  29. I have been contemplating buying this beach bum paper, now that I have seen your layout, I am buying it! great job! Love it!

  30. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on May. 19, 2011. Thanks again.

  31. This is a beautiful layout, Jan! I love all the cute details you put on it that make it so interesting to look at. I really like the sunnshiney colors you used too. I'm already a follower. TFS! Looking forward to seeing what else you've created.

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  32. Love it and thanks so much for the title file
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  33. I just love your LO! It's so bright and there is so much fun stuff to look at! :0) Thanks for the free files!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  34. yes.. Cheerful is a word to describe your awesome LO. what a cutie he is!!

  35. Great LO for an adorable little cutie! thanks for the file. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  36. Love the layout and love the colors. I am a follower of your blog.
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk 3 at ameritech dot net