Saturday, June 4, 2011

Summer Fun Blog Hop - Day 2

* Sorry my post is a bit late today!!! I had some computer issues this morning and had to work till 2. Hope you enjoy! *

It's time to get ready for Summer! So I gathered up some of my favorite crafting friends to help me get ready for this great summer season!! So grab you favorite comfy chair, flip fops, and iced tea and get ready to hop with my friends. I do have a few rules for this hop, in support of each crafter and the time they have put into their work, to... be eligible for my blog candy you MUST visit each blog and leave a comment. If you came here from Patricia's Blog you are on the right track! If you have started here at my blog, you can go back to the beginning HERE and hop along with us.

This hop runs from June 3rd and 4th, so you have plenty of time to make it all the way through the hop. Check out each blog and see what each blog has to offer for BLOG CANDY!

My project for today is my California Dreamin' Layout!

Ok, so technically this page is from the winter but it sure felt like summer! I was lucky enough to get to go to CHA in LA this past Winter. But while I was there I got word of the huge blizzard predicted for the Chicago area. They actually canceled my flight a day ahead of time! Naturally, Betsy (who I got snowed out with) and I were concerned about our families and friends back home but....

It certainly didn't stop us from making the most of our extra day in LA! I was very lucky that my husband has some terrific family in LA that picked us up and showed us around the town. We spent the afternoon at Manhattan Beach! While all of our friends back home were posting pics of the snow and the "digging out" we thought we should show the view from where we were... Betsy and I were "digging in" the sand, LOL!

So, we spent the day after the blizzard frolicking in the surf and shopping and dining in some fun LA neighborhoods! I have a funny feeling it may be MUCH harder to talk my hubby into letting me go back to CHA next Winter though....

Become a follower and leave me a comment to be entered to win some sweet blog candy! One comment per person, shipping to the US only. When you're done, hop along to Mickie's Blog to check out her amazing project!

Our Line up....

1. Robin -

2. Rachelle -

3. Suzanne -

5. Patricia -

6. Mandie -

7. Mickie -

8. Deborah -

9. Tristan -

10. Monica -

11. Christine -

12. Carla -

13. Shawnee -


- said...

Love the layout, and your story is just too funny hehe.
Glad I could be in this hop with you.

Amanda said...

Cute layout!! TFS!

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun lay-out! Sounds like fun!

scrappinC said...

Great layout. Way too much fun!
Cindy Lou

Percilla G said...

Love the LO
Cute story and I agree that you are going to have to work a lot harder to go to CHA next winter
I lived outside of Chicago for several years and those winters can be brutal - California would of been good even in my dreams- LOL

Lori said...

looks great!

Sandy..... said...

i love the layout! I like the fish paper!

Carla said...

As someone from Illinois who went through that blizzard, I can see the humor in that LO..... and I LOVE it!!! I think the message in the sand is great. Thanks for sharing.

Creative Diva said...

Amazing LO. I love how you added the journal writing. Fine job. Fun being on this hop with you.

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Sue D said...

Very funny photo and great layout. I am a follower.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your layout. Being at the beach is the Winter and having nice weather also is what I miss
most about not living in California.
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Pixichick said...

I remember all those storms during CHA. Luckily I live in California so they didn't affect me. But I did make some friends because they couldn't get home!

Amy E said...

What a cute layout!! I love it! And now I'm a new follower!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Betsy said...

Such a fabulous LO...I love the subject of it and the models in the photos were fabulous!!!
XXOO (loved being snowed out with you)

JustYolie said...

Beautiful layout! TFS!