Saturday, June 4, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Pool Party Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!  It's summer time here and we are Celebrating the Occasion with a Pool Party Blog Hop!  My CTO friends and I have some amazing projects to inspire your Pool Party crafts and there is BLOG CANDY to be won at every stop!

If you are hopping today, you should have arrived here from Nicole's blog Nadia's World.  If you just happen to be stopping by to see me (thanks, that makes me feel special) you'll want to start at the Celebrate the Occasion Challenge Blog and see all the fun Pool Party projects! 

Lately, I feel like I've been neglecting my scrapbooks so I figured I would make a Pool Party themed layout for you today!  I have been wanting to scrapbook these pics of my Oldest E for the longest time.  This was 2 years ago when she was three and she was having a pool party (by herself)!!  It was one of those priceless moments caught on camera!

I'll apologize now for the terrible pics! Baby E is getting another tooth and she is has been screaming at me all day!  I took these pics with her on my hip and most are uneven.  Also, she has sabotaged my camera again and now there is a black spot on every pic! Sorry!  OK, no more chatty, on with the layout!


I used Bo Bunny paper for my LO.  I've been hoarding this collection since last year and it was screaming out to be used!  

The title is cut from American Alphabet and the postage stamp cut on the bottom right is from B is for Boy.

My poor Cricut didn't get used much with this one, but I think this LO turned out pretty cute!

I hand cut the flags because I was using up the tiniest scraps of my Double Dot!  I was thrilled when the mail came Friday with my new Baker's Twine!  Don't you just love the bright colors!  It is a Twinery collection and it is the newest product over at My Craft Spot

Speaking of My Craft Spot, would you like to know who my sponsor is for the Hop today???  You guessed it...It's Kimberly from My Craft Spot

 Kimberly has given me an extra set of this bright and summery colored Baker's Twine to give away to one lucky winner!  Thank you Kimberly!!
Now the blog candy rules...
  1. You must leave me a comment telling me what your favorite part of summer is! 
  2. You do not have to be a follower but if you like what you see today, you are welcome to become one! 
  3.  If you are one of my followers, you may leave a second comment letting me know that you are (because I truly appreciate all your encouragement and support)!!  
  4. After the hop, make sure you stop by and check out all of the great product and inspiration at My Craft Spot!  
  5. I will draw a lucky winner on Tuesday afternoon so make sure you stop back to see if you won! 

OK, I've taken enough of your time today!  Your next stop on this Pool Party Blog Hop is one of my Best Bloggie Friends, Rayna at Purple Peep Techniques!  If you are hopping and have lost your way, you can go back to Celebrate the Occasion to find the line-up! We Celebrate the Occasion every Tuesday, so please stop by and join us!
Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great day!
Products Used:
  • Bo Bunny
    • Sun Kissed Chillin'
    • Sun Kissed Stripe
    • Sun Kissed Squeeze Me
    • Grape Dot
    • Kiwi Double Dot
    • Buttercup Dot
    • Orange Citrus Dot
    • Paprika Double Dot
    • Sun Kissed Cut-Out
    • H2O + Sun Cardstock Stickers
    • Buttons & Bling
  • Stampin! Up!
    • Crumb Cake 12x12 Cardstock
    • Soft Suede Ink for Sponging
    • StazOn ink on the Stamps
    • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
  • Cricut E2
    • American Alphabet Cartridge
    • B is for Boy Cartridge
  • My Craft Spot
    • Lilac, Honey Dew, Lemon Drop Baker's Twine (Click HERE to order)
    • Sweet Sentiments Set #1 Stamps (Click HERE to order)
Challenges: 
I've been missing out on some fun challenges so I thought I would make this LO with a few in mind!  Thanks for the inspiration!  I hope some of you can find the time to hop along too!  There is really great blog candy at every stop!  I just hopped and it is really good stuff too : )!!
Getting Cricky with K Andrews Simply Sunday Challenge - Banners and Pennants
Getting Scrappy Challenge #9- Use a Stamp on your Scrapbook Page
Whimsical Wednesday Challenge #9- Fun in the Sun Must Include a Stamp on your Scrapbook Page

I'm also going to link this up at You Had Me at Craft Made it Myself Mondays





Thanks for stopping by!!

133 comments:

Adrian said...

very , very cute!

Melissa said...

Very nice L/O, looks like they had fun!

Kim. said...

Great double layout, love those papers they are the perfect match. Thanks for the chance to win.
kimthompson68 at sky dot com
Kim xXx

Crafting Misfit said...
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Crafting Misfit said...

WOW! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. The details are incredible. I first saw this this morning as I was hopping through the blog hop. Then again for the Getting Cricky challenge!

Getting Cricky DTM
Rebecca "Crafting Misfit"
http://craftingmisfit.blogspot.com/

Angie said...

Well, I was just dropping by your blog to see what was going on so, nice surprise, I will have to try to do the hop if I can before everyone wakes up. :)
My favorite part of summer is 4th of July and all the parties. So fun!

Angie said...

And, of course I am already a follower of yours!

girlia said...

Lovely LO

Nadia's World said...

Awesome LO! Such pretty papers!!

Great job!

Nicole T.

jessica said...

This is a GREAT LO! Your daughter is too cute!
TFS and for the chance to win :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Oh yeah... my favorite part of the summer..swimming and fishing and camping...anything outdoors with my family!

jessica said...

I am a new follower! Wonderful blog and I can't wait to come back and check it out!!
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

VICTORIA said...

My favorite part of the some is being able to sit on my deck in the evenings high on my hill top and look at all the wonderful colors down below and across the mtns in the distance. I so love you layout pages great job.
Victoria :0
win_or_lose52athotmaildotcom
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

VICTORIA said...

Here is my second chance. i am already a follower. Victoria :)
win_or_lose52athotmaildotcom
http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

Maquel said...

Such an awesome LO!!! Perfect for the HOP! I love all the details!! TFS!!

Jessica said...

Your LO is so fun and cheerful -- great job!

My favorite part of summer is air conditioning. (Sorry, I'm in hot Houston, and it's already pretty unbearable outside!)

TFS!
Jessica
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I just became a follower, too! I'd seen your blog in passing a few times, but now I'm glad to hang around awhile! :)

-Jessica
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Mary said...

I love all the detail on your layout! Beautifully done, Great job!

kmcilrath said...

I love the pool during the summer. Great give-away!

kmcilrath@cfl.rr.com

kmcilrath said...

I am a follower.

kmcilrath@cfl.rr.com

Missy said...

Darling layout Amber, the paper is perfect with your pictures and your banner looks great!!!

Kathy said...

1st - I love the layout and everything about it. Great colors!
2nd - What I love about summer, spending the day at the pool with the kids.
Good Luck!
Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

GiGi said...

WOW WOW WOW! This is such an awesome layout! I love all the details and you did that paper justice! It turned out fantastic! Thanks for playing at WHimsical Wednesdays!
booger1 at tds.net

Kathy said...

I just became a follower, we must have good taste in blog names! Love your blog. Please stop over and check out my blog.

Hugs :),
Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM
http://the3esblog.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Very cute layout, love the darling pics!!!!

My favorite part of summer is waterskiing with my family!

http://fothejoyofcreating.blogspot.com/

Suzanne said...

A total feast for the eyes. So many gorgeous details. Love it!

sweetlilscrapper said...

i love the weather in summer!! i like it hot!
thanks for the chance to win!

sweetlilscrapper.blogspot.com
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

JulieK said...

So stinkin' cute!! I love seeing the pictures of your girls! My little monsters would stay in the pool all day every day if I would let them! Glad you added the banner for Getting Cricky *wink*.
Have fun in the sun!!

JulieK

Kristen said...

You did a wonderful job on your layout.

Nicole said...

Wonderful layout!! Love all of the detail!!!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

What a cute layout girl... I love to see your adorable girls..

tfs.... great candy...

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Not here for a chance to win, just wanted to comment. Such a cute layout! Love the bright colors and the cute banner!

Kimberly
My Craft Spot

shersl84bed said...

Super cute and fun layout.

Im a follower of yours. Hope to see more layouts. My favorite part of summer is camping with my family.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Great LO. Im a new follower.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

What a cute layout!! Thanks for sharing!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

Amy E said...

Oh, and I'm a follower too!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

moknowsall said...

what a gret blog. i have never been here before. love your style and creativity. the summer pool layout is awesome! you sure capture the attitude and personalities of your kids.

Maureen

Shelly said...

What a great LO! Fun in the sun!! No better way to spend the day!
I am a follower!
Shelly
mypaperlove.blogspot.com

Sherrie K. said...

I love your layout. It turned out awesome. I love the cute banner, buttons and the twine is perfect! Thanks for sharing...
My favorite part of summer is hanging out at the pool, sipping on a beverage and enjoying the hot sun!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
jskoning at msn dot com

Sherrie K. said...

I am a follower of yours already and always love visiting you. You have a lot of fun projects and I get inspired each time:) Thanks!!
BTW, your girls are just adorable:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
jskoning at msn dot com

Kimberly said...

This LO is so super cute!! I really love the colors and papers you used!! How fun!!
My favorite part of summer is being able to spend time outside with my family especially my kiddos :)
Kimberly
http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com
cutie.jensen at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I'm a follower already!! I love your blog!
Kimberly
http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com
cutie.jensen at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great lay-out! Love all the fun details! My favorite part of summer is BBQ-ing! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet :)

Amanda said...

SUPER CUTE layout! My favorite part of summer is hanging out by the pool!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Amanda said...

I am a follower of your blog.

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Kate said...

Beautiful LO I love everything about it. The details are just amazing.

Hugs
Kate

Amy said...

Oh I love this layout- the banner and the little buttons are the cutest! Amy :)

Amy said...

And I already am a follower!! :)
Thanks for sharing!

Scrappymama Elaine said...

OMG! Your layout has so many wonderful elements on it I can't just pick one. The colors are great too! Thanks for playing along at Getting Cricky

Elaine-Getting Cricky DTM

Dee said...

I love the layout!...I wish I were a scrapbooker. My favorite part of summer is the 4th of July and also the last day of school...without the kids :)

Pat N. said...

What an adorable layout! Thanks for a chance to win your blog candy.--Pat N.

Pat N. said...

I just became a new follower.--Pat N.

Jean said...

Great layout!

Dilsaver Designs said...

There are so many wonderful elements in your LO, super fun and adorable :)

scrapperbecka said...

Amber, great layout. My favorite part of summer is vacation time WOOT WOOT!

scrapperbecka at yahoo dot com

scrapperbecka said...

I am a follower

sussann said...

I'd have to say my favorite part of summer is when it's over! I don't like heat too much.

Awesome layout!

slovett2@gmail.com

Charlotte said...

So cute and so much fun!!! Thanks for joining the Getting Cricky Challenge.
Charlotte
Getting Cricky Guest Designer

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your LO is amazing! I love it, all of the colors and work put into it! i want to become a follower, but for some reason it won't show me the follower section, but I'll be back to sign up when it shows it to me again! Thank you soooo much for the inspiration, like I said amazing work!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

This is just so adorable! I always love seeing your layouts! :o)

Lisa
http://prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com

ScrappingStephanie said...

Hello Amber. Wow your LO is stunning. I love everything about it. I cant believe you hand cut those triangles...they came out perfect. Perfect colors and great papers too. Love the title and the way you laid out the photos. Your kids are adorable:)

ScrappingStephanie said...

I am already a follower of your blog. I just wanted to tell you that when my little one was teething I got those little dissovable pills for the natural food store and the worked wonders. I swear by them!!! I hope she feels better soon I feel both your pain:(

ScrappingStephanie said...

oh forgot to tell you my fav part of summer..that would have to be bbq and swimming.

CraftyJAR said...

Your page is beautiful not only because the kit is beautiful but because you used it well.
Judy

Cely said...

My favorite part of summer is the 50th state fair! :) I eat and eat until I can't eat anymore! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cely said...

And I'm already a follower! :)

Cindy said...

WOW great job with your SUPER layouts!I love all the beautiful details and colors.Cute little one,Such a fun project!Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday! :)

DebC said...

Love this layout! I have trouble taking pics all the time too. It always looks good on my camera screen but once I get on computer its blurry! Maybe my eyes are just bad!! Thanks for sharing! Love the twine!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com
bugjuiced.blogspot.com

DebC said...

New follower here! I also follow the craft spot too!
Deb C
dsc105@live.com

*Star said...

Fabulous LO! I love all the little details especially that cute polka dot banner. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

Lisa said...

Oh wow, just an amazing layout! It perfectly compliments the adorable pictures! So incredibly awesome...love it! I'm already a follower :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

Scrappin Melissa said...

i'm a new follower!
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Melissa said...

great job on the LO. LOs are my favorite when i;m blog hopping!

I love eating watermelon in the summer.
melissaseme at yahoo dot com

chignon said...

Fantastic layout. I love the bright happy colors! I am going to enjoy the summer reading lots of books and not reminding students how to whisper in the library :)
vosstin at gmail dot com

chignon said...

I am a follower now!
vosstin at gmail dot com

Kay said...

What a cute layout...and your girls are adorable!!

I love sitting on our front porch watching the stars come out :)

Kay
goebel75@gmail.com

Kay said...

I became a follower :)

Kay
goebel75@gmail.com

felkatz said...

i am soo loving this two page layout!! OMGosh.. love it!! soo colorful!!

My fave part of summer?? NO SCHOOL No STUDENTS! LOL i'm a teacher soo i sooo needed this summer break!! LOL

Kathy
Getting Cricky DTM

http://scrappingfelkatz.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I absolutely adore your layout. You little E looks like she was having a Diva good time!!! I love the twine you use. It always adds so much special charm to your projects. Thanks for becoming a follower and it would be fair to whoever follows along at my blog candy giveaway to win! Even if you are only a new follower! That's the point....to make someone's day, not pick favorites! LOL! I am going to try to do the entire hop in just a few minutes, but wanted to at least get a comment back to you!!! Thanks again!!!

jenni said...

I happened upon your blog because of this hop. You are amazing! I am a new follower!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Scrappymama Elaine said...

BTW, I am one of your followers :)
esigmon at cox dot net

jenni said...

Oh yea, my favorite part of summer is going to the beach!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Nita T. said...

Awesome project! I kind of stink at lay-outs, so it always impresses me when people come up with such beautiful and detailed things! My favorite part of summer (coming from a Canadian girl) is the WARMTH!!! ;)
Nita
www.niftynitanotes.blogspot.com

scrappin with a schnauzer said...

I am a new follower. I just came across your blog. You have some of the cutest pages and cards. Thank you so much for sharing, this is also my first hop so hope I'm doing it right.

The Cropping Canuck said...

What a fun layout!

The Cropping Canuck said...

I'm a new follower!

thekolbes said...

Your layout is AWESOME I love it. Thanks for sharing. My fav part of summer is the fun sales and going to the lake with my boys.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

thekolbes said...

I am a follower of your blog
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Barb said...

I love the colors on this layout. It's so detailed! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Barb said...

I am a new follower. I have also entered the challenge at My Craft Spot. Check it out:

http://barbshobbyhighlights.blogspot.com/2011/06/tall-grasshopper-card.html

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

My favorite part of summer is all the fresh fruit and vegies. Thank you for sharing your neat layout.

Lisa R. said...

AwesomeLO. Love the detail and papers! Great memories. TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower) Fav part of summer; sleepin in if we want and vacations!

Lisa R. said...

I'm happy to be following now!!!!! joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com (follower)

Squirlygirl said...

This LO is so FUN!!! The colors are so bright and all that detail! I would have been jumping for joy if I had found some twine in my mailbox this morning too :) I have wanted some for a very long time but just haven't broken down yet. How fun would it be to win some. I think my favorite part of your layout is how you used so many fun colors and that you put them on kraft paper to make it all pop! TFS and joining us at Getting Cricky this week too!
~Hugs~
Becky - Getting Cricky DTM
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Squirlygirl said...

I am now your newest follower as well :)
~Hugs~
Becky
www.squirlygirlcreations.blogspot.com

Creative Diva said...

What fun layout you made. I feel the same way, I feel Like I have neglected scrapbooking and need to get back into it. My favorite part of Summer is that it will be time to celebrate my birthday this month. New follower.

Hugs,
Patty
creativediva98.blogspot.com
creativediva98 at gmail dot com

Babe O'Mara said...

What a great layout. You put alot of details in this making it really special. Love the banner and the button. Thanks for sharing.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Babe O'Mara said...

I'm a new follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

AmyJRockstar said...

OMG! I just love your gorgeous layout! It's amazing! There's so much to look at and I just love that. The colors, the textures, the pictures, WOW! Love it! Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation and the chance to win some great birthday candy! My favorite part of summer, besides watermelon and getting to be outside more, is the travelling (if I'm lucky enought to)
;0)

I am in desparate need of some bakers twine!

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

I am a new follower as of today. Hope that counts for a second entry.
:0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Your layout turned out very nice and your daughters are soooo cute. My favorite part of summer is fresh veggies from the garden, especially tomatoes. Yummy! momscrafts42@aol.com

K Andrew said...

Amber, this is absolutely AWESOME! You put sooo much detail into this amazing layout; I love love love the twine on the pennant/banner! GORGEOUS!!!

June Houck said...

Amber, if I could make LOs like this, I would do it all the time. This is perfect…pennants, buttons, tags, sun, twine, bling, and bathing beauties!

My favorite summer activity is sitting on the porch with a good book and looking out over the ocean at the beach.

pruttybird said...

Great layout ... there isn't anything about summer that I don't like :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

pruttybird said...

I am already a follower :)

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Just Don't Over Think It! said...

Love the layout and your blog! I'm a fan and follower now. My favorite part of summer is difficult because I live in South Florida where it is summer all year round! I guess it's the fact that it is not our season here and everything is less crowded! LOL

Donna

justtoomuchthinking@gmail.com
justdonotoverthinkit.blogspot.com

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

Super layout love it
tanya.ayala@gmail.com

Melanie Mason said...

Grogeous layout! Love it.

My faourite part of summer is definitely the sun! Love the heat after winter.

Thanks for participating in the hop and providing some great inspiration!

Thanks for the chance to win such a great giveaway .. I could certainly put it to good use!

Your newest follower,
Melanie
melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

Melanie Mason said...

I a a follower .. thanks for the extra chance :)

lovemypaper said...

Super cute layout!

Paper Panther and Rayna said...

Amber your LO is amazing as always! I love all your little details and accents and that baker's twine is awesome! I love the color combo too, so summery and fun!

♥ Rayna

Cathryn said...

What a wonderful layout!!! I love the banner and all of the little details. Your little one is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the theme. Fav part of Summer is swimming in our pool. Like chance to win. Like the twine.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
sunshine_honeybee2004@yahoo.com
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Suzy said...

Awesome layout. I love 2 pagers! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. :)
Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

katieo said...

fun layout I love all of the bright elements
katieoscreations@gmail.com

Carrie Zrodlowski said...

I am also a follower, czrodlowski at gmail dot com

Robin Ennis Willson said...

don't you love those little banners? and the colors are great!

Gina said...

Great layout! Love all of the bright colors!

debbie susee said...

Love the colors you chose for the pool party layout. Super fun!!

Rachel W K said...

My favorite thing about summer is simply not having to spend 30 minutes bundling up in winter gear just to go outside!!... and sun dressed :)
I love your page, the pictures especially are just adorable

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Rachel W K said...

And I've been a follower woot woot!

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Such a fun layout! Love the paper you used!! Thank you for sharing!! :)
Linda :)

Heidi said...

What a cute layout and I love the party for one! LOL. ARen't they fun. My favorite part of summer is simply the warmth. We have snow and cold and blowing way to often. I love it warm and no wind! LOL. Thanks!

scrapstampcrazy said...

Great layout

Amanda said...

Oh Amber, I alway look forward to seeing your amazing layouts and this one is absolutely FABULOUS!! I love your title and your banner adds a perfect touch to you page.. I'm so glad that you could join my "Getting Scrappy Challenge" and I hope you will join in again this Sunday ..

Scrappy Hugs,
Amanda :0)

Jovan said...

Super cute layout and great giveaway!

Lori Comeau said...

Great layout. I love the double page. You did a great job capturing all the fun in the pictures and on the page. TFS.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Lela said...

Super CUTE summer pages! I like sunshine, it's my fave part of summer.

Lela said...

I added myself as a follower to your blog, thanks!

Amy said...

Amber, this is an AWESOME layout!! I actually saw it the other day when I was hopping through (on my phone since my computer/internet was acting up -- also why I couldn't comment then!!)... I love your TITLE -- LOL... You know I always love your amazing layouts -- You need to come on out so we can spend a day or two scrapbooking, girl!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!! Hope you'll join us again for this week's 'Vintage Appeal' challenge!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
Getting Cricky DTM

Kim H said...

Amber,
Your layouts turned out INCREDIBLE! I love the banner, how you split the picture between both pages and the tag, sota likea mathe equation with words! Super fun Lo's and she looks like she had a wonderful time! Thank You for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday's!

Nanne said...

What a fantastic take on our summer theme challenge over at Whimsical Wednesday.. I am a new follwer, but only because I think your creativity is awesome!!
hugs
Nanné

Laverne said...

Great LO...it's definitely a party!