I'd Rather Be At The Beach Blog Hop - Day 2!

Welcome to Day 2 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!

I posted the teaser pic above yesterday on my facebook page, I know, that was mean of me, huh? ;-) Well, now you can see the full album! I used papers from Graphic 45's "On The Boardwalk" line. Now, if you know me, you know that I'm not a big fan of making vintage albums... well, since I've discovered Graphic 45, I have fallen in love with vintage! Their papers have such beautiful colors and are so easy to work with! These are actually the first Graphic 45 papers that I purchased, I wasn't sure if I would like them or not, so I only ordered an 8x8 stack. That was probably not my best idea! While making this album I think I cut up every single piece of paper in the paper pad! I had a little moment and cut a few wrong sizes... OOPS! So I guess I will use the scraps for some other projects in the near future!

Here is my Beach themed cascading paper bag album, I hope you all like it!

I hope you enjoyed my little project for today! It is now up for purchase in my Etsy Shop!

Now for today's blog candy!

Paula from More Than Favors has offered a $15 Michaels Gift card AND 2 bottles of stickles in Fruit Punch and Lime Green!

To win all you have to do is:
1. Stop by Paula's blog here: http://morethanfavors.blogspot.com/ and make sure you follow her blog & leave her a comment telling her you came from the hop!
2. Become a follower of my blog or facebook page if you aren't already
3. Leave a comment on this post letting me know that you stopped by and became a follower of my blog as well as Paula's

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/


Sherrie K. said...

Wow, gorgeous album! You must have put a lot of work into it. It is absolutely beautiful!!
Sherrie K

mamawcindy said...

O.K. Emily,This is Fantastic!!! I Love anything Vintage. I can tell you put so much work and time into this. It's really Great!!
Thank you for the chance to win a Michaels gift Certificate.The closest one to me is 50 miles away. Don't get to go very often. This would give me a Great reason to go. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Anita said...

Oh, it is beautiful---I just ordered some stuff from your etsy but I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this and I do LOVE Graphic 45 so I am going back to your etsy---let's don't tell my wonderful, loving, supportive husband!!!!
Hugs, Anita

Dana's Crafty Corner said...

This is beautiful Emily. You did a fantastic job!


Little Scraps of Heaven Designs said...

very cute!! I wish I had the patience to make a whole album

Barbara B said...

Hi Emily,
The beach book is beautiful! I have never tried a paperbag book, and you have inspired me to try. I love the blue and orange. I am follower and also follow Paula. Both of you are so inspiring!

Becky Dunham said...

I love this album Emily! I think paper bag albums are my favorite kind of mini album but have never tried a cascading one before. Definitely want to try this! I just love G45 papers - they are fabulous aren't they? I am already a follower of Paula's lovely blog as well as a follower of your equally lovely blog :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

JustaFewDesigns said...

WOW kiddo...this is what you made under pressure???? Its totally awesome...LOVE IT. and who wouldnt want Micheals money!!! Good job...


Cathy said...

Love your album, I am going to try one soon. I went to Paulas page and followed her, I am a follower here. Thanks for a chance to win.

Karen said...

love all the colors you used for this mini,now I need to hop out of here. tfs

joydee1963 said...

Oh, I love this album! It is so cool,I am a follower! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Penny said...

I also love Graphi 45 and your project is absolutely adorable. I really would rather be at the beach. It has been a very rainy month where I am and I missed my beach vacation in May. I am a new follower and will try to get by at least a few of the days on your blog. I love beach stuff!

pennyspad at sbc global dot net

Stacey Brucale said...

Really pretty project! I'm following both blogs as squiggles87.


Cindy said...

Such pretty papers! Beautiful album!!


Chriss America Real said...

This is so beautiful, I live at the beach so I am always looking for new, fun beachy projects!


Trisha said...

Emily, I adore your paper bag mini album. What an awesome job. Thanks for sharing and I am a follower of you and Paula More Than Favors. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Nancy said...

Awesome album! So cute I want one! LOL

Scrappin Crafter said...

I LOVE this!!! It is so awesome! I am a follower of Paula's and left her some love on her blog!!


Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful you did a wonderful job! I am now a follower of Paula's blog and left her some love on there too.


Anniebee said...

Now, this is what I'm talkin' about! Oh my goodness, this is gorgeous! And you used my favorite color scheme too. I hve already visited Paula's blog, of which I was already a follower, and left her a comment. Can't wait to visit the other blogs and to see what else you have up your sleeve for this hop! I hope you give away another one of your fabulous kits and I hope I win it.. like this one, maybe? LOL! Thanks for the chance to win some cool new embellies.

anniebeescraftroom at gmail dot com

Designs that Delight said...

Emily, this is gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE it! The colors are so great.

- Dawn

Salnclts said...

I love your colorful beach album!! I was inspired by this hop and made a beach LO and posted it on my blog (http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/2011/05/fun-in-sun-at-beach.html) and mentioned the hop in my post! :)

thekolbes said...

I love it. I am the same with Graphic 45 I oooh and awwww over the papers but not sure how I would use them. You might have me inspired. THanks so much for sharing. I am already a follower of both you and Paula
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

I'm a follower of both blogs and your FB page! OMGosh this is just amazing! I'm completely dazzled and wish I could have this album! I love it! I have that paper too and have been hoarding it cause I'm not sure what to do with it, but thanks for this great idea. Thank you, too, for the amazing blog candy today! I'd be so happy if I'm the winner! Here's to hoping! ;)

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

Gill McCall said...

Love this one, colours are stunning.

Linda Dale said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Wow what a great project. www.thefruitofmyhands.blogspot.com
I am a new follower.

Doris P. said...

I tried the paper bag album years ago and all i got was frustrated - perhaps it's time again. TFS

LBrocchi said...

Love the album Emily! You are so talented! I am already a follower of yours and Paula's!

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

Lisa R. said...

Follower of both blogs. WOW, another fantastic album. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Jacqueline said...

Great Album - love the colours. I am already a follower of both you and Paula's blogs. Stopped by and left some love for Paula. TFS.
Hugs ~ Jacqueline

Chriss America Real said...

I just love this album! Love the use of the graphic 45 papers!

Emily, I tried to buy this in your esty shop couln't find it so I bought a different one.


Kimmarie Baker said...

Very pretty!

AJoy said...

Never seen anything like this! That's a great thing!

nginerd at gmail dot com

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