Friday, May 20, 2011

Vacation Blog Hop Day One!

Welcome to The Vacation Blog Hop, hosted by Fancy with Nancy, this Hop is 3 Days, today is Day One.  You should have come from  Monica's Blog, If you haven't and hopped on over here your in the middle of an awesome Hop so go to Nancy's Blog and start from the beginning!

We are very fortunate to have a sponsor for this hop. Betty from Simply Betty Stamps is offering up these fun stamps! So to qualify for these stamps you have to do the following:

1) If you are not a follower of my blog, please do so in the right hand column.
2) Leave a comment on my blog AND on every blog along the hop.
3) On Monday, 5/23 @ 10 AM CST, Nancy will pick THREE winners and each will receive one of these fun stamps.
Thank you Betty for donating these stamps to our fun blog hop! She is also the last stop on our hop so be sure to check her out (and all the others as well!).

I did for today's project an 8x8 mini album of one of our most favorite vacations! I have over 1,000 photos from this vacation in 2007 to San Diego, CA. I took some of the random fun photos of my family and put them in a mini album that we can leave out and look at, since I have only a few cheesy layouts (that I'll be re-doing once we move and get settled, can't believe how much I've learned in the past few years of scrapbooking).  I have kept the layouts simple because its such a smaller album I didn't want to overload the pages w/embellishments and the photos are really the focus. Hope you enjoy my mini album and be sure to come back tomorrow for another Vacation themed project!

Please don't tell my daughter this layout made it to the internet! Shhh!

These are far and few and hard to find pictures of my husband!

They were so sad the vacation was coming to an end. My son really said a prayer for it not to end.

Here is the line up in case you hop along the wrong lily pad path and get lost.

 Thank you for checking out my post! There are MANY awesome stops along this Vacation Blog Hop. Your next stop is my CFS friend Jackie -

You can check out my blog and all the fun things going on. I have Challenges every Monday and Saturday. Monday is my MTC/SVG Challenge and Saturday is Sketchy Saturday Challenge. I am currently having a Design team Call for both of my Challenges to add to my current Design Team.  If its something that intrests you check out the last post of "Design Team" label and I will be updating my Design Team Tab with the Design Team Call info. so check back tommorrow, should be updated by then.  Until Tomorrow.....

Happy Crafting



  1. I LOVE San Diego. Great post. Thanks so much for sharing and participating in our blog hop!


  2. I love your beach layouts. I love all the happy faces.

  3. Great layouts. They make me want to go on vacation.

    Smiles Sher

  4. What a great mini. Love the layouts.

  5. Hi Jill - our paths cross again ! LOVE the layouts - has your daughter found out yet !!!

  6. Love love love your photos! Great LO's and I wouldn't change a thing! It's always nice to see where we started and how far we've come. I'm a new follower.
    j dot berb at hotmail dot com

  7. very cool layout!

  8. What delightful memories you've captured on these fabulous layouts! I adore San Diego!!

  9. these are so cute! I wish I could see them in person because I am sure the photos do not do them justice. Great job!
    Thanks so much for hopping with us.

  10. I am a follower,great layouts,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  11. Great layouts!! Look like you guys had a BLAST!!! :)

  12. Jill these layouts came out great... you have been really busy... also I'm your newest follower.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  13. LOVE LOVE them!!!!!!!

  14. This is fabulous Jill! I love this little mini album - such a great idea! I always take a billion pics and they get hidden away eventually in a big photo album that we rarely look at but this mini album is the perfect size to leave out :) Love it!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  15. Wow! What a memory book you have there! It's wonderful! I used an 8x8 scrapbook for my project for this hop, and I do have to admit,it's so much easier keeping things simple. You can easily see that from your pages here which look fantastic! All the layouts are great!

    Keep up the good work,

    Lisa x

  16. Jill, you are so talented! Love seeing all of your vacation layouts!

    P.S. I'm a tellin' your daughter!

  17. Love the idea of a small vacation album to leave out. Yours is wonderful. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  18. Great layouts, you will have fun re-visiting this album.

  19. Love your layouts and pictures. Looks like an awesome trip!!!

  20. I am a new follower and will be back to check out your projects. Thanks for sharing the mini album. I am getting ready to make one.


  21. I love all of these pages! I follow as squiggles87.


  22. Love your layouts Jill. I am already a follower
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  23. These are just great. So much fun looking at these layouts and photos!

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

  24. I think this is one of the best place to have a vacation with your family and friends. Thanks for this.

    London vacation rentals


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