Friday, March 23, 2012

Destination Blog Hop

Welcome to our adventure! We're off to see great things! Perhaps by car, train, or plane, or maybe by boat, no matter what-it'll be a great trip! No pesky security pat downs, or pesky luggage to deal with, or those extra fees that seem to mount up!

You won't need your cameras, or money for gas, but you will want to watch for souvenirs to pick up! So grab your favorite drink and curl up and make yourself comfortable! No need to share your seat unless you've invited guests to take part!

Here at our ports of call, you'll need to leave your comments! Many of them will offer souvenirs (blog candy) and here at mine- lots to be had!
1. A Destination Cricut Cartridge
2. A travel album filled with embellishments to remember your trip
3. Misc. goodies to numerous to mention!

Now be sure to be a follower of my blog! 
It's easy you'll see, just click on the link! 
Leave your comments at every port! 
They've worked really hard make your trip pleasurable!

Here's the entire itenery in case you get lost!

But leisure at each port and enjoy where you are! 
Here at my port we're in:

South Africa

My daughter took a trip to Durban this past summer with the University of San Francisco. She was there for 6 weeks. They went there to help with the street children through the organization Umthombo
It was a great experience for her and was very luck that she was able to go with the college.

This is my layout. I really had a hard time with this layout! I bought the South Africa paper when she was on her trip. Think oh easy! It has the name of the place she was visiting. Well, it's just turned out to be to busy for me. I was going to use as the back ground but it was to much for me to use it that way,lol. Then I thought to cut it as a title, this is what came of that paper. added some paint, I used the colors of the flag. I just had a hard time with this layout, maybe because I was trying to incorporate my daughters personality and not mine,lol. in the end it's one more layout done! I will have her journal on it in the empty space to the left of the LO.

I do have some blog candy for you. Become a follower (if you are not one) 
leave me a comment by share with me one of your best experience on a trip you have taken.
I too will announce the lucky follower on monday.

here is my blog candy

Thanks for visiting us today! 

You're next port will be: Ashley

Our travel director- Janet will pick the winners of the prizes Monday!

Thank you for stopping by


Janet's Planet said...

Love the layout, and I know what you mean about background papers being busy, but with your photos, and other embellishments, it works!! Thanks for taking part in the hop with me!

Reny said...

Beautiful layout!

rlovew said...

You did a great job with the layout. The best trip I have taken was my 10th Anniversary trip with my husband to WDW when we stayed at the Grand Floridian. I am a follower of your blog by email already.

Belinda said...

I understand about the background being busy. This is fun and I am learning so much! Thank you for sharing!

Tricia said...

Wow!!! South Africa...I'm jealous!!! Great layouts. And my best memory a trip that I've taken is hands Paris! It was with my parents right after I graduated from high school. I still remember the smell of the city...brings back memories. I hope to go back there someday with the hubby this time! And I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by my blog too....

Tricia said...

Oops...I meant to say that I am already a follower! LOL


Hollie said...

Love your layout!!! My hubby and I have only been married for 4 years but we would love to take a trip together since we didn't get a honeymoon. I bet he would love South Africa!

Shalana said...

Love it! the colors work well and it tells the story!

Cathie w said...

loove...the layout


Cathie w said...

loove...the layout


Judy said...

What a wonderful trip your daughter was able to take :-) I think your layout turned out just great!! My best trip ever was to Alaska!!! I am a follower...
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

Carolyn said...

I like the way you incorporated so many experiences in one layout! Clever!!

I've been on so many best experience was on a Hawaiian cruise....we went down to Kiribati, a 5th world country...actually a very small island...very interesting life there..would like to go back.

The Crafty Dream said...

Love your LO, really awesome, the trip i loved was when i went to Mexico...really fun place!!

I am your follower already
Gaby B\

Lisa said...

Love the vibrant colors of your layout, it definitely reflects South Africa. One of my best trips was going to New Orleans, I was able to explore and see many sites ;)
Top29gun at gmail dot com

Laurie said...

Love what you did with this! Very cool layout. My favorite trip had to be going to Boston eating all that awesome food and then the North End!

Susan said...

I like the layout! If this makes sense, when I think of S. Africa these are the colors I would associate with it. But I can understand what you mean about getting her personality and not yours. That would be hard I suppose!

My favorite memory of a trip would have to be going to Ireland. I never knew people could be so nice, and funny! I'm a new follower, thanks for sharing your project!


ScrapMyWay said...

Great job on picking up the vibrant colors..especially the reds! why do we beat ourselves up over how things turn out??...yours is terrific!!!
Best trip experience was in Ireland staying at Dromoland Castle and Ashford Castle...MAGNIFICENT!!!
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.
DT My Cricut Craft Room

Creative Crafting said...

What a great layout you look like you were having such a good time!


Sherrie K. said...

Wow, what an awesome trip for your daughter oto experience. I am sure she will always remember that special trip:) Love your layout-you did a great job on it!
My favorite trip would have to be Alaska:) I loved everything about it!
I am a follower:)
Sherrie K

Michelle H said...

Liz I LOVE LOVE LOVE your layout! I've got a friend that lives in South Africa & because of him I recognize the names of the cities on the paper you used. AWESOME! I hope your daughter enjoyed her trip thoroughly & I'm sure she brought home memories that she will keep with her for the rest of her life. of the best experiences on a trip I've taken...WOW, I've had so many! Most recently, I went to Cincinnati to go Sky-Diving for my 35th birthday. it was an AMAZING experience. I still can't wait to go again!

It has been a pleasure being in this hop with you.

Maria said...

This is such a fun layout!!! TFS
I'm a follower and subscribe by email.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Ashley said...

Love the fun, bright layout! I would LOVE to have the opportunity to visit Africa. Thanks for sharing and also for the chance to win! I'm a follower. :)


CLM-cindylu2u said...

Wow, South Africa what an awesome trip that must have been, the LO is great! Have not traveled much best trip would be Los Angelos, since I live in the midwest it was a great trip to me!!

Josie0602 said...

I have trouble with busy papers too and knowing how to apply things to it. I think your layout turned out fabulously!!


Carolyn said...

Back for a 2nd look...btw...LOVE your craft room!! great layout too!!

TeresaK said...

Wbat a great opportunity for your daugther! I like the layout!

Reny said...

Saying 'Hello' on day 2. Awesome layouts! Thanks for sharing!


Anonymous said...

Super cute LO

Anonymous said...

ps following via blog lovin

UnikeByYes said...

Your LO is fantastic.TFS
Have a great day!
unikebyyes {at}yahoo{dot} com

Amy E said...

What a cool layout!! And what an awesome experience for your daughter! I think my all time fave trip was our honeymoon cruise to the carribean!! Sheer luxury!

I'm a new follower!

amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

Michele from MS said...

Hi Liz ~ what an awesome experience this must have been for her! I love the vibrant red background and the placement of the photos ~ great job!