Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vacation Blog Hop Day Three!

Welcome to day Two of the blog hop. If you haven't hopped along the Hop you'll want to start HERE (click that "here") it'll take you to Nancy's blog for Day One. but, if you are on the right lily pad hopping path  You should have come from  Monica's Blog. This hop is short and sweet but has some awesome projects! Its a hop that last 3 days, not everyone is posting a new project everyday, but a few are.
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!).

Vacation, oh how I long for a vacation! We haven't been on a vacation in 3 years. Our last vacation was in 2008 just after my injury to my arm and my first surgery. I was still in my splint and my surgeon was not happy we were going on vacation, but we had it all scheduled in planned since Feb. My husband had just gotten his own store to be #1 the manager of a store that needed a HUGE fixing and turn around. So off to Yosemite we went and we made the best of what we could of the vacation because alot of what we planned to do we couldn't because of my stupid arm, then about day 2 we were on notice to evacuate the whole time because huge fires broke out and then on top of that my husband's district manager called him at least once a day to complain about the 2 employees at his new store that he had only been at for a week or complain about something. We did have several "neighbors" in the 3 "room" cabins. It was 3 hotel rooms together like a duplex but a threeplex? One room the people were from the same town and had family from the UK they packed up and left as soon as the fire rangers came to say we were on notice. The little town was a tourist town and by day 3 it looked abandoned. We made the best of the vacation that we could and just spent alot of time as a family. We did go to San Fransisco for 2 of the days and stayed overnight at a hotel there. We had firemen (and they were good looking) that stayed in the other rooms next to us. We got to chat with some of them when they were "off duty" the kids really loved that. We paid one night for their rooms, if we could have afforded to we would have paid the whole week. So in anyways between packing to move and this hop I realized i really need to start scrapping for myself alot more! I scrap alot for everyone else (which I love to do and I think am better at), but I have so many pictures to scrap, but I did realize how much I do have done, i have a box of 12 x8 x12 full of finished layouts. But i have at least 20 yrs of photos that still need scrappin. For today I chose my favorite Vacation Layouts that I have already done because I just couldn't choose on what pictures to scrap and with moving i couldn't get into 10 different vacation trips cause my hubby would have been very upset! LOL! I can't wait til we get up to Oregon and unpack, which I have my scraproom stuff marked "priority" LOL! So here is what you came for, not my long story about a vacation that wasn't the greatest.

This is one of a few that is of our Yosemite/San Fransico vacation of the fires

Meeting BeetleJuice at Universal Studios when we had year passes technically really not a "vacation" layout

Vacation in NH w/cousins on Uncle's lake

This is my favorite Disney layout this is for our year at Disneyland album, again we had year passes that the kids got from relatives as a christmas gift so technically not a "vacation" layout but many go to Disney for vacation.
That's it for the hop, be sure to continue along the hope to see other fabulous projects! Remember to come back tomorrow for MTC/SVG Monday Challenge.
There is always a free file and new "collections" files for sale at a great low affordable price anyone can afford!
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 interests you check out the  my Design Team Tab with the Design Team Call info. Until Tomorrow.....

Happy Crafting



  1. I thought I was the only one who hadn't kept up with pictures! I have more than you, closer to 30 years. I've done odd bits here and there. This summer I'm going to try to get a lot done, but with card making and camping I don't know whether I'll reach my goal. I hope to do 2 scrapbook pages, 2 Christmas cards and 2 birthday cards each week... Which means that somebody else better plan on cooking! lol

  2. wow Jill i cant believe you still stayed there throughout the fires !! love all the projects especially the last disney one - im a HUGE disney fan. TFS

  3. Ohh I love your layouts. Might not have been the best vacation, BUT you still got family time
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  4. I love your project. I am a follower. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity. Dee:)

  5. Our last vacation was the fire's in San Diego in 2007, so I can relate. A little smoke was not going to deter my plans! Glad you hung in there! Great lo's thanks for sharing them.

  6. Those are some great vacation LOs! I can't believe this is my first time to your blog seeing as how popular it is. I love it and will be coming back tomorrow to look into the DT and some of your challenges! :0) TFS these lovely layouts. I'm a new follower.

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

    P.S. I haven't been on a vacae in about 3 years too. :(

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