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Sunday, May 22, 2011

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

Welcome to the last day of our hop!

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! REMEMBER, you MUST hop through the entire hop and comment on each blog to be eligible for any blog candy throughout this hop! There are lots of beautiful projects and lots of great blog candy, so by hopping along each day I can assure you that you will not be disappointed! :)

Here's the lineup:

Thank you eveyone again for your amazing comments and was like receiving little fortune cookies throughout my day =D I really really appreciate it and so happy that you became followers to my blog and I really hope that you will stop by here often =D

For today's project I am posting a digital layout that is really close to my heart. I made this layout for a dear friend who was dying of ovarian cancer and she wanted to document her life with her family. I became her personal scrapbooker and was able to finish all her albums for her and hearing how much she LOVED the pages and looked forward to the next like it was Christmas just warmed my heart. I love this layout as the pictures tell the story...a story of a day at the beach scuba diving with her family...her children. You can see that there was "life in the moment"...happiness, playfulness and lots of love. <3
If you would like to know a little more about Andrea and how   her memory lives on through a foundation called "Andrea Grace Soter Simonson Memorial foundation" it is a foundation supporting families with have loved ones with cancer.

a video about Andrea:

Dedicated to Andrea are such an inspiration and you are greatly missed.

Today's free SVG 

Thanks so much for hopping by along our hop! 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 this blog candy:

Bobunny's My Word Album "Beach"

My Word Chipboard Albums from Bo Bunny are perfect for creating unique albums. Each album measures approximately 6” tall by 12” long and is made from raw chipboard. Cover with your favorite papers, use raw or paint the album before adding photographs.

 Make sure you hop along and see what Lisa has in store for today! 
Happy Creating!


  1. What a beautiful layout of your friend and her family. Simply a wonderful way to remember her.

  2. What a wonderful way to use her pictures! What a tribute to her!

  3. What a nice way to remember your dear friend, thanks for sharing.

  4. Your layout is simply beautiful!!! It gives me goosebumps:) So very thoughtful of you!
    What a great hop. Your projects have been amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win!
    Sherrie K
    jskoning at msn dot com

  5. Wow, terrific creative LO for a wonderful friend. TFS joy4umetoo @hotmail dot com

  6. How wonderful that you did that for your friend, we all live on through our scrapbooks.

  7. great lo of your friend,I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  8. What a wonderful story and how touching you could do that for a friend. I am sure her family will cherish those memories everyday!

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

  9. What a blessing to Andrea to have a wonderful friend like you. Love the layout. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

  10. What an amazing tribute to your friend Janet! To be able to document her life must have been so difficult but at the same time so rewarding :) Must have given her so much joy! This layout is simply phenomenol!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  11. What an amazing layout. Such a touching story. You did such an awesome thing for your friend. Thanks for the new SVG and I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  12. what a beautiful memory of Janet. so precious!!! TFS every day with me and haring your time and memories!!

  13. I;m sorry I ended a little quicker than expected (lil hands hit the keyboard) My daughter at age 21 was told she had 5 yrs to live with 2 daughters. she too had cervical cancer. I wanted to make an album and actually started. My daughter, Elisha was determined to beat it. she did (Thank the good Lord) - no more babies but I am still working on her album

  14. I am in tears just reading your post I am pretty sure I can't handle reading more about your friend. I am sorry. LOVE the layout and what an AWESOME person you are to get her life documented for her.
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  15. Wow, very cool layout. The hop has been awesome. Thank so much.
    Barbara B

  16. Wonderful layout and so sweet of you to help your friend out with this. I follow as squiggles87.


  17. What a sad yet inspirational story, this makes the lay out special. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Fantastic layout and you were so sweet to complete Andrea's scrapbooks for her. You did a wonderful job if this example is any indication. I lost my sister a year ago this month to breast cancer so I know how great your loss is.

    anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

  19. AWESOME!!! this is AMAZING!


  20. 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. 25, 2011. Thanks again.

  21. Hello, I found your scuba diving digi layout on Pinterest and fell in love with it. Is it available for purchase?

  22. Do you have a tutorial on how to make that amazing template you did for the scuba photos?

  23. I also would love to learn how to make this amazing diving page with circular frames. Where can I learn?