Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thankful Thursday All-American Blog Hop

Hello Everyone and Welcome to your last stop on the
 Thankful Thursday All-American Blog Hop
We are celebrating the All-American Summer with 4th of July, BBQs, and so much more!  There are fun projects and blog candy to be won along the way so please hop along with us!  If you hopped here from Leah's blog Leah's Card Designs then you are heading in the right direction! ***Leah must still be having blogger problems today so if you came from the talented Ruby Rose then you are still in the right place, stop back later to see Leah's fun project***  Aren't my fellow teammates amazing!!  If you just happened to stop by to see me today (thanks), you'll want to start at the beginning of the hop with Jenny at Crazy About Cricut!  So, enough chitty chat...on with my project!

Since I've been posting 4th of July projects all week and our Hop theme was "4th of July, BBQs and more", I thought I would mix it up a bit and create a project that falls into the "and more" category!  I made an All-American Summer Vacation layout! 

This year our All-American Summer Vacation means heading to the Jersey Shore! 

 I'm really excited because we haven't even made it to the beach yet and I already have some LOs ready for pics (which I'm sure there will be a ton of pics)!

I used the Imaginisce Splash Dance paper line for my LO.  The title is cut from Life's A Beach and I added a few buttons tied with colorful Bakers Twine from My Craft Spot!

This adorable Jellyfish guy was cut from Once Upon A Princess (are you wondering where the jellyfish is on that cart???).  It is a cupcake top that my Oldest E stretched with the gypsy, cut, added some google eyes and drew a cute little face on him!  

We added some Pink Sorbet Bakers Twine and I tacked it down in the swirly design with Tombo Multipurpose Liquid Glue (just little dabs, a small amount goes a long way).

I was a little sad that some of the original chipboard stickers disappeared from my LO.  I am guessing since neither of the girls would confess and/or rat the other out, that they must have been partners in crime!  There was an adorable chipboard crabby here but since I have not found his new hiding spot, I had to use some of the puffy stickers.  Still cute, just not as cute as the original element!

Again, I had a really cute school of fish up in this corner which magically disappeared!  Lesson learned, take a pic immediately upon finishing a LO so my little scavengers do not have time to snatch the goods...hehe!

While we worked on the LO, the girls and I talked about the beach, and they drew me pictures of what they think our All-American Beach Vacation will be like! 

We added their pics to the LO until I have the real ones to put on there!  I know it will look a lot better with the real pictures but any Mommy knows that these pictures tell a story just like the real ones will!

OK, so who wants some BLOG CANDY?  Today I have something fun for you!  I have a 30 yard spool of Black Licorice Baker's Twine from My Craft Spot, a set of Imaginisce Splash Dance Rub-Ons, and a Stampin' Up Stamp Set! 


THE BLOG CANDY RULES:
  1. To be eligible for the blog candy, you must leave a comment letting me know how you like to spend your All-American Summer!  I love my friends all over the world so you are not being left out!  Let me know how you like to spend your summer too!  I'll be happy to ship this candy to any corner of the earth! 
  2. You do not need to be a follower, but I would love if you were!
  3. Because I appreciate my awesome friends (aka followers), my followers can have an extra chance to win my candy by adding a second comment letting me know that you are a follower (old and new)!
  4. I'll be drawing a winner on the 4th of July, so stop back to see if you have won!
Oh but wait, there are more prizes to win today!  There is a Scrap n' Tote to be won and there is also an AWESOME prize pack from Post-It (which includes the Party Time stamp set from Pink By Design)!
To enter to win these prizes:
1. You must leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop.
2. You must be a follower of Crazy About Cricut.
Winners for this candy will be announced July 7th at Crazy About Cricut

Thank you so much for joining us today for our All American Blog Hop!

Here is the lineup in case you got lost or missed a stop along the way:
Jenny @ http://www.crazyaboutcricut.blogspot.com
Cheryl @ http://www.cardsbycg.blogspot.com
Sharon @ http://www.simplysweetbysharon.blogspot.com
Tanya @ http://www.scrappinkymomma.blogspot.com
Bobbi @ http://www.rockgirlcustomdesigns.blogspot.com
Angie@ http://www.sitrestdownplay.blogspot.com
Paula @ http://www.owlbescrappin.com
Jen  @ http://www.mccalleyhouse.blogspot.com/
Sandra @ http://www.sweetpeascards.blogspot.com/
Lola @ http://www.purplepeepstechniques.blogspot.com/
Ruby @ http://www.paper-junkie.blogspot.com/
Leah@ http://www.leahscarddesigns.com
Amber@ http://my3escrapbooking.blogspot.com


Products Used:
  • Imaginisce Splash Dance
    • Coral Reef Paper
    • Water Words Paper
    • Polka Dot Bikini Paper
    • Ocean Treasures Chipboard Stickers
    • Coral & Crew 3D Stickers
    • 3D Puffy Stickers
  • Stampin' Up!
    • Taken with Teal Cardstock (background)
    • Crumb Cake Cardstock (title)
    • Melon Mambo Cardstock (Jellyfish)
    • Melon Mambo Ink
    • Soft Suede Ink
    • Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
    • Taken With Teal Stampin' Write Marker
    • Tombo Multipurpose Adhesive
    • Glitter Brads
  • Cricut E2 & Gypsy
    • Life's A Beach
    • Once Upon A Princess
    • Create A Critter
  • Queen & Co Pearls
  • Bo Bunny Buttons
  • Signo White Gel Pen
  • Google Eyes
  • Twinery Bakers Twine from My Craft Spot 
    • (Click HERE to order)
I hope you like our Sea Shore Summer layout!  If you came here today hoping to see a more Patriotic LO, you can click HERE to see the details on this layout I posted earlier this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!



106 comments:

Tanya said...

Too cute!! I LOVE this LO!!! The lil details are adorable!! The octopus with the twine.. GREAT idea!!!

Hugs,
Tanya

Jessica said...

You and your Es are so creative! The jellyfish is just genius!

I'd love to say we spend our all-American summer in the backyard or beach or something else outdoors, but it's just so hot in Houston that we hop from indoor playgrounds to museums to friend's houses. Oh, and eat lots of ice cream and popsicles to stay cool.

Thanks for an opportunity to win great candy!

Jessica said...

And I'm already a follower, too. :)

Kim said...

Very cute love the layout!! Have a safe holiday weekend!! I will be following you!! :)

Jenn's Paper Crafts said...

AWESOME LO!!! Love all the detail's!! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!!

Brenda said...

how cute is that all American baby page?!! very!! love how her outfit matches the items on the page!! have a sun and fun 4th!!

Amanda said...

Your layouts are always so awesome!!I love this one! Your kids' drawings are super cute! We love to spend our days at the pool and mornings at the park. Thanks for the chance to win! I enjoy your blog posts!

amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

Janet said...

Love both your Layouts The beach one is too cuteYour details are awesome.TFS
http://ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
Big Blog Hugs

Cheryl Gaffney said...

Adorable LO!! I always take pics as soon as the glue dries... I've had thing mysteriously walk away too! :)

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

Kate said...

You have been very busy. all your LO looks amazing and so the your beautiful daughter's drawings.

Hugs
Kate

Missy said...

Darling layout Amber, as always!!! ;) I LOVE the paper stack you used, and all the ways you incorporated the bakers twine!!! :) So funny the girls snuck off with some of your stickers!!!! ;)

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

Both of your Lay outs are so cute!! I have never made a lay out and you have helped to give me so great ideas to start. I love camping during the summer. Living in Oregon we don't really get a very long summer so, we have to take each sunny day as a gift. Your girls are so very cute! I hope you and your family has a great 4th.

Simply Sweet by Sharon said...

I am a follower and can't wait for your next project.

Darlene said...

Awesome LO. love the details.

In June, my girls and I have been doing Vacation Bible School and Girl Scout Camp. In July, my mom will be coming for a visit so it will be all about spending time with her.

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Darlene said...

I'm a new follower

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

mamawcindy said...

You always make the Cutest Layouts!!! That little Jellyfish is Adorable. That is so Creative to add the Twine. It's really Adorable.
I am looking forward to seeing the Fireworks this year with my two little Grand Children. Hope you and your Family have a Safe and Happy Fourth.
Super Excited for the chance to win your Awesome Giveaway. Thanks for the chance. :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Maribel said...

Great idea for the jelly fish! I really like the detail added with the twine! This LO makes me want to go to the beach!

Ruby Rose said...

LOVE the jellyfish! :D the little crab stickers remind me of the crab in create-a-critter! :) this is TOO cute! :D

Cynthia Vanderhoek said...

Amber,
Am now following you. Would love to win.... Have a great 4th of July. Ü vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

Cynthia Vanderhoek said...

The project you made for the All American Blog Hop is so cute!!! Summer is totally American! The best part is that your kids helped you with their own artwork! I love how you created your own "lace" with your border punch in your red,white&blue layout. Left you another message to let you know that I am following you.
vandyzfam@sbcglobal.net

Amy said...

Love the layout- and the jellyfish with the twine is so clever! TFS! :)Amy

Amy said...

I am already a follower :)
Amy
Amyscraftingspace.blogspot.com

pruttybird said...

Adorable layout!!!

pruttybird at comcast dot net

pruttybird said...

Am already a follower :)

prutytbird at comcast dot net

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your LO's rock! love them! Thanks so much for such a great share and all of the details!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com
www.lisascreativeniche.blogspot.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Amber the jelly wish is so cute your daughter did an awesome job.
And I am also in to try my luck at your blog candy.
I would like to spend the summer at the beach- ideally in Kerala my home state which is a coastal place and called Gods own country!

Dr Sonia S V said...

OK as per your rules you need a 2nd comment to let you know I am your follower.How can you forget!!! By now you must be bored of seeing my comments everyday!!Just joking
Love
Sonia

Christine America Real said...

I am very lucky because I live at the beach. So my "All American Vacation" is right here in my own backyard! I just sit back and wait for family and friends to come visit me! I love your layout! I am always looking for "beachy" ideas! Thanks for sharing!

america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey, stop by my blog, I am giving away a Mickey & Me Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower!

B. Nguyen said...

What an adorable layout! I too have layouts that have no pictures yet! haha! TFS and thanks for a shot at some awesome candy!

I like to spend my summer at the beach relaxing!!! :)

B. Nguyen said...

I am also a follower! Thanks!

Christine America Real said...

Hi,

I am a new follower and I love your daughters sketches. Could they make me a sketch?

america57@comcast.net
chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey, stop by my blog, I am giving away a Mickey & Me Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower!

Lindsey said...

Love that cart! And your babies are stinking adorable! Happy 4th :)

kteachone@gmail.com

Lindsey said...

And now I follow you! :)

Mihaela said...

Great work, love your project!!!

ScrapinShana said...

Hi! New follower here!! =)

skcactusflower75 at hotmail dot com

ScrapinShana said...

Love your creations! The sea one and the patriotic one! Great job, gotta check out the rest of your blog =)

Angie said...

GIRL, you know I LOVE THIS!! If I wasn't already done with the Under the Sea invites, I might have stole this octopus idea from you! Fantastic!!
We will be going to a large family party on Saturday and then working on party decorations for the upcoming 4th BD! I'd love to go to the beach this summer, make sure you share pics....new house...no vacation for us this year. Can't complain though, right? ;)

Dawn, RI said...

I love your LO. I especially love the jelly fish . My all american summer is spent in my home state of RI. The ocean state. we enjoy all of what RI has to offer especially all the beaches.fairs, artshows, and restraunts.
Dawn RI
abosoffit@hotmail.com
www.dawnsdpl-papercrafting.blogspot.com

Cely said...

Now that jellyfish is SO CLEVER! I always have extra cuts and I've never done anything cool with them. Theyre just sitting in a box, not being touched! Lol, need to go and look at them again! Thanks for the chance to win! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Cely said...
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Cely said...

I forgot to tell you about my favorite thing to do in the summer... make watermelon vodka! LOL. And then drink it! :D

and of course, I'm already a follower. :D

the purple muse said...

Okay, the bubbles and twine are super creative! Then I get to your other LO... How stinkin' cute is that picture?! I may need to CASE you LO for my son who turns one on the fourth:-)

~ Tammy

JustYolie said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC layouts! Love all the details the great use of twine! How clever! I'm now following.

Courtney Larson said...

This bloghop has been full of inspiration. What a creative jellyfish. The bakers twine was a cute touch. Great job!

Monica said...

Great job! I loved them both.

I am a new follower.

love what all you've done

Monica
http://happyscrappn2.blogspot.com/

mjblahnik56 said...

We spend our All American Summers at home with grandkids. We have BBq's and have fun crafting. I am a new follower.

mjblahnik56@hotmail.com

joydee1963 said...

great project,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

all4sydney said...

SUPER CUTE!!! Love this LO!!

Leah said...

So wonderful projects love the layout the jellyfish...I love it all I can't say enough about any one thing.

Leah
leah@leahscarddesigns.com

Marlene said...

Cute LO! A beach vacation sounds so good now! Have fun with the 3 E's and Happy 4th!

My Crafty Designs said...

Beautiful layout..thank you for sharing. My all American Summer is spent with family BBQ's, swimming, and the beach. I'm a new follower.

AnnetteASalinas@aol.com

MsJay said...

Love the layouts. I spend my summers mostly at home. Backyard BBQ's and a cold glass of Ice Tea or Lemonade.

Tina said...

Love your attention to detail! Beautiful layout! The R, W and B layout is gorgeous too! :)
Tina
www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

Tambo said...

I love the beach! love the jelly fish and all of the little detail. tfs Tami
tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

Tambo's Creations

Tambo said...

I am a new follower. tfs Tami
tambo1010atcomcastdotnet

Tambo's Creations

Jenn said...

Gorgeous! I love the twine used for the octopus tentacles. So creative!! I am a new follower~

Jenn
jenniferreavis@sbcglobal.net
http://scrap-a-tude.blogspot.com

Peggie said...

Really cute layouts. I love to take vacation back to my home state of Virginia.Peggie
barker944atmsndotcom

JustMeJustina said...

I am a new follower. Love your projects and your use of twine!! You gave me so much inspiration!!
justina1218 at aim.com
www.justmycrafts.blogspot.com

Amy said...

First of all, I love this layout! It's so cute, and the twine on the jellyfish is so clever! Our summers here are very hot, so I like to stay inside with the AC, swim, or get away to the coast... :)
Amy

redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

Amy said...

I am already a happy follower! :)
Amy

redheadedcrafter.blogspot.com

Karen H said...

Oh my gosh. This is incredible! The details are beyond fabulous and I love how the entire design flows together to perfection. A work of art! :o) My favorite details are the bubbles and the amazing use of twine! :o) All-American summer to me is highland dance competitions across the country all summer long! :o)

Hugs and blessings! :o)

Karen H said...

I am already a dedicated follower. :o) (And forgot to say that I adore how you put your kiddos artwork on the LO temporarily. SO sweet!)

lisa said...

wow! that is so super-dee-duper cute! i just love it... your patriotic layout, too. you have some awesome talent there, including from your kiddos. have a a great vacation! (charligirl88@yahoo.com)

lisa said...

and i'm also a follower! (charligirl88@yahoo.com)

lisa said...

oh whoops! i forgot to tell you how i like to spend my "all american summer". CLEANING! not really, but summer is the "down-time" that i can actually get things done and organized and semi-planned for the upcoming school year. for breaks from the "cleaning", i like to garden, bbq and of course... CRAFT! woohoo! (charligirl88@yahoo.com)

S`andra said...

Love your wonderful projects...makes me want to be at the beach this weekend. But, we are spending it with some wonderful friends and great family.
Thank you for sharing your talents. Love them. Have a wonderful and safe July 4th weekend!
sandrav9288@yahoo.com
http://ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

CraftyJAR said...

Amber your pages are always great. There are so many fantastic embellies in this layout! Love the twine for the octopus, just genius! Love it!

Vicki said...

While the layout is just simply precious is it without a doubt that the jellyfish steals the scene!! How cute it that?? just a superb layout!!

Vicki said...

Oh yeh..I am definitely a follower!

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Your sea shore summer layout is awesome!! I LOVE how you used the bakers twine on your adorable jellyfish! What a great idea!!

Kimberly

kricketts said...

I love the patriotic layout and the sea shore layout!! Super cute!

rickettscricuts@Yahoo.com

Babe O'Mara said...

I loved this layout. That jellyfish is so creative. I bet the kids loved it. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Babe O'Mara said...

I'm already a follower.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Anita Braddock said...

I love your laypot great job. your little one so cute. thanks for sharring. thanks for the chance to win
abbraddock@msn.com

Jamie said...

wow your summer layout is so awesome. i LOVE your jelly fish what a cute way to make that. I like to spend my summer doing a lot of swimming.. i just love to swim! thanks for sharing and the chance to win!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Jamie said...

I am a new follower. thanks for the extra chance to win.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Laura (tweetyb) said...

Super cute LO! Love how you made the jellyfish out of the cupcake! Great idea!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

Laura (tweetyb) said...

New follower here and I forgot to add on my last comment how we like to spend our summer...staying at home, chilling out in the AC and relaxing! LOL! We are in S Tx so it is HOT!! Have a great 4th of July weekend!!
♥ Laura ♥
tweetyb@satx.rr.com
http://laurascraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

scrapstampcrazy said...

I love love love the bakers twine octopus tentacles! I also love our annual summer trips to Cape Cod.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

UGH, I spend my ALL-AMERICAN summer wooooorrrrrrking, inside, no sunshine for me! Oh well. It's the American way! LOL.

ENjoyed your jellyfish!

Happy Independence Day -- Home of the Free because of the Brave.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

...and NEW FOLLOWER!!!

Happy Independence Day -- Home of the Free because of the Brave.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

oops, forgot to say: I'm an E too, as is my daughter, and so was my grandmom, so we're 3 E's too!!

In fact, my daughter (Emily) calls me MomE, and my granddaughter calls me GramE.

Happy Independence Day -- Home of the Free because of the Brave.

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

karensk said...

Great layout so cute. I love tospend our summers with get togethers for friends and family.
We live on Lake Erie and enjoy it always.
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

karensk said...

I became a follower.
Thanks for sharing
karenk3 at ameritech dot net

Shelley said...

Howdy Amber! Love, love, love this layout!!! Goodness it's so darn cute! Love the paper, love the puffy stickers, and of course the twine "tentacles"! :) And I think i told you before that I oved your "All American Baby" layout too! Too cute! Thanks for the chances to win! Happy 4th!

Shelley
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

Shelley said...

And of course, I'm a follower! So glad that I am and have been! ;)

Shelley
http://carleys-closet.blogspot.com
shelleymace21@gmail.com

littlen said...

i love just spending time with family and friends at a cookout for the 4th of july. i'm a crazy about cricut follower. this has been a great blog hop. so much inspiration along the way.
littlen44atgmaildotcom

littlen said...

i'm a new follower of your blog.
littlen44atgmaildotcom

Brendanc said...

I love your layout. Soo cute, loved the octopus/twine used together. What a great idea.

Brendanc said...

I just became one of your followers. So excited.

Kate said...

What a fun layout! I LOVE your cupcake jellyfish! How creative of you and your E!! I'm sorry to read about your crab that's gone missing. Perhaps he'll turn up stuck on the bottom of something else. That's happened to me before!
I'll just leave the one comment but will tell you that my favourite summer activity is camping with my family. There are no other distractions and time is relaxed and enjoyed together. Precious, precious time!

AllyBug28 said...

Loved your projects! Great blog candy too :)

WAM Family said...

Fantastic Layout!!! The little girl is so adorable. TFS

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creationswithkathryn@yahoo.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Such a CUTE layout!!! :-) TFS!


-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

I'm a follower :-)


-Sam :-)

SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com
SamanthaJDesigns.blogspot.com

McVic said...

love your layouts, I spend my summer at the pool and the beach!
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

McVic said...

Im a new follower to your blog!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Jill W. said...

I am now a follower. Your 3 E's are adorable and must be fun to scrap!

Jill W. said...

I am spending my summer enjoying my kids and doing some deep decluttering around our house. I already had a garage sale and I am going to keep on going (this includes the craft area!).

Cricut Chick said...

I love them both! Thank you for sharing the vacation one...


Julie
Cricut Chick
cricutchick@rocketmail.com

Barb said...

What a beautiful beach layout! I never would have thought of using a cupcake top to make a jellyfish!

bborre at hotmail dot com

http://barbshobbyhighlights.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your seashore layout, the jelly fish is awesome.
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

I am a follower
Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Scrappy Zeni said...

what a great layout! thanks for sharing!