I'd Rather Be At The Beach Blog Hop - Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the "I'd Rather Be At The Beach" Blog Hop. This blog hop runs from May 18-22. You will find loads of projects with a beachy theme throughout this hop! If you love the beach as much as I do, then you won't want to miss this one! We have LOTS of blog candy to offer! Please 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! :)

Now for my project for today!

A lot of people often ask when I find the time to scrap my own photos.... Well, I really don't! If I get a chance to catch up with a friend for a crop, I usually work on my own photos, but that's very rare! I can honestly say that I enjoy making mini albums to sell much more than scrapping my own photos! I know, call me an oddball, but I think I am a little more picky when it comes to cutting up my photos and finding the perfect paper and embellishments!

Here is one of the last layouts that I did and I thought I would share. This layout is called "Paradise Found"

The colors in this layout aren't as good as they are in person, but it's hard to scan a layout and piece it together and get the colors to be true to the actual project. I made this layout shortly after I got back from a cruise that my friends and I went on. We sailed on the Carnival Destiny to Nassau, Bahamas. It was absolutely beautiful and a wonderful break from the Blizzard that we were having here in Ohio that year!

Here's a photo of me that was taken on an excursion, it almost looks unreal, but nope, that's me standing there in the middle of paradise! :-)

Here we are getting ready to board the ship again. This was such a fun trip!!! We went on "The Rock Boat" which is a cruise with lots of musical artists, so there was never a dull moment, and I was out in the middle of the ocean, so it doesn't get much better for me, well, except laying on a beautiful beach like the one shown above! :-)

Now for today's blog candy!

Sarah from Pink Cricut has been so generous to donate a $20 gift certificate to Pink by Design for me to giveaway! If you haven't got the chance to check out her stamps yet, YOU MUST!!! They are so adorable and such awesome stamp sets! I just love the sayings on the sentiment stamps!

To win all you have to do is:
Well, make sure you're following my blog... also, check out Sarah's blog and the Pink by Design Store. Lastly, leave me a comment telling me what you favorite Pink by Design stamp is!

I'm such a girly girl... so obviously, Designer Boots is my favorite Pink by design set :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Check back daily for more projects & prizes! Make sure you hop along and see what Dawn has in store for today!

And in case you get lost, here's the full lineup:
Emily: http://www.createserendipity.net
Dawn: http://dawnsdesignsthatdelight.blogspot.com/
Tricia: http://lshdesigns.blogspot.com/
Margaret: http://auntmargaretdesigns.blogspot.com/
Janet: http://www.createatdreamscrapbooks.blogspot.com/
Lisa: http://honeybearzdesigns2011.blogspot.com/
Theresa: http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com
Lisa: http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/
Elsa: http://justafewdesigns.blogspot.com/
Martha: http://pattisscrapingtime.blogspot.com/
Dana: http://danascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
April: http://www.curlsngrins.blogspot.com/
Kim: http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com/
Gill: http://www.creationsbygillm.blogspot.com/
Jackie: http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/


Barbara B said...

I love your layout. I am a follower, and my favorite stamp at Pink Store is A cupcake

Gill McCall said...

OH WOW i would love to go to the Bahamas but id have to loose a heck of a lot of weight first!! your LOs are fabby and such a cool pic of you and your friends. Love the candy for today as the shoes, boots and flippy flops are so cool !

Dana's Crafty Corner said...

Beautiful Layout, I'd love to go to the Bahamas right now!


JustaFewDesigns said...

Oh Em...I wanna go on a cruise so bad, but LIFE just doenst give me a chance! lol I love your layout, and thanks for sharing your photos!
luv ya kiddo

Candra said...

I love your layout!!That must have been so cool to be there!!!

AmyJRockstar said...

Just wanted to let you know this is the best blog hop I've ever seen! I hop every weekend and this one has just been the most fun with some amazingly talented women, including yourself! I can't wait to buy some things from your Etsy store when I get some $ in. ;) This layout is just very soft and pretty. I love it! My favorite stamps from Sarah are the Be Mine set and there's one other loved themed set of hers I use all the time, just can't think of the name. I've been wanting the set above since the second it came out though! I'm a girly girl and LOVE shoes and fashion. Would so love to win so I could get this set! Thanks for the chance and for putting on this lovely hop! :0)

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

Doris P. said...

on my bucket list.. :) I love the pics. looks like I need to be there too!

Ashleyplus2.5 said...

I love your pictures that you added to your pages. looks like so much fun and it is so beautiful there!!

Cathy said...

Nice layouts. I am enjoying this hop and all the great projects. I like the "Grow" stamps.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a great layout - and looks like it was a FABULOUS place to visit!!! I love Pink by Design stamps...I think my current favorite is the new release "Perk Up"!!! So cute all the coffee sayings!!!


mamawcindy said...

Great Layout!!! I'm to picky to on making layouts.I think that's why I'm so behind. There are two Stamps from Pink by Design that I would love to have,so I have to say Independence Day and Cloudy Day. I can't believe this is already day 4. Time fly's when your having Fun. :0)

LBrocchi said...

Beautiful layout! I would love to be in the Bahamas right now! My favorite stamp set from Pink by Design is Sweet Summer!

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

scrapBugz said...

Love your layout and pictures. Scripted Year is my favorite but also love Designer Boots!

mjbaker at earthlink dot net

Dana said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time! I love that stamp set as well!


Stacey Brucale said...

It looks so beautiful there! Love your layout! I follow as squiggles87.


Stacey Brucale said...

Sorry, forgot to leave my favorite pink by design stamp set. I love the 'A cupcake for you' set. So cute!

Lisa R. said...

Wonderful LO! Fun memories! Like the banner sets by Pink by design. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Nancy said...

Your layout is so professional looking andbthe pics are wonderful. Love it!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful layout. Your pictures are great. Look's like you had a blast. I like a lot of Pink by designs set but I am really liking the Designer Boots set. I would have a ball with set:) Thanks for sharing your talent and for a chance to win.
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

Karen said...

Love the layout and my favorite stamp set is the boots set. tfs
onlysoccer727 at aol dot com

Rachel said...

Amazing layout and such pretty pictures! I'm a new follower :)


Becky Dunham said...

Love this layout Emily! Know what you mean about not scrapping your own photos - it seems so much easier to do something generic! i am already a follower of yours and of Sarah's! i love Sarah's stamps, only own 1 set and would love to have more. There are so many I like - love the backgrounds like script and distressed music and i love the Bike set. Also the Rock on. Too many to choose from :) thanks for the chance to win a GC to her store!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Angela said...

Beautiful layout Emily! I love all the Pink Stamper stamps! The shoes and boots are so cute! Thanks for the chance to win!
Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com

thekolbes said...

I love your layout. I am already a follower of you and Sarah. I am not sure I can pick one stamp set. I love the banner set, the cupcake set, all the sayings......see I can't.........L
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Anonymous said...

Great layout. Reminds me of Hawaii. I love Pink by Design. I really want the hero stamps. I loved this blog hop too! Thanks.


joydee1963 said...

My favorite stamp is vintage,Great lo,I am a follower of sarah and yours,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Jacqueline said...

Great layout - love the photos. (already a follower) TFS.
Hugs ~ Jacqueline

Chriss America Real said...

Wow! Great Layout! My favorite Stamps from Pink Design are the ones I bought most recently "Croppin Stamps"


Paper Sewn Visions said...

Love the layout and the shoe stamps. Thank you for sharing.


Trisha said...

Your layouts are fabulous and I love the shoe stamps also. I follow all the Pink by Design Stamps. TFS and the chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Kimmarie Baker said...

Your layout is so pretty! I love your beautiful pictures! I would love to get me that Bike stamp. My daughter got a new bike for her birthday today. The other one I want is Fly away with me. Thanks for doing a great job hosting our hop. http://kimmarieskorner.blogspot.com

Anniebee said...

Great layout! What fun to go on a cruise with a bunch of girlfriends! I have never been on one but everybody I know who has just raves about how wonderful they are. Would love to win Sarah's stamps.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

whoistracy said...

What a great layout! Love the vacation pics, too. They make me long for a cruise- I've never been on one!!

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