Sunday, August 11, 2013

Birthday Hop Time!



Hi everyone!! It is PARTY time at Lasting Memories today! We're celebrating Karen's special day with a "Scavenger Hunt Birthday Hop"! It's her 40th birthday tmw and what better way to celebrate than to have a hop in blogland!

Before we get started, you better get yourself a pen and paper because you're going to need it! There are 10 blogs in the hop and each person has chosen an element to use on her layout. Your job is to find all 10 elements, write them down and choose FIVE to include in your layout!

Be sure to keep your eyes open because we have sponsors as well as DT members giving goodies away. You may have to do a little something more for the DT candy, so be sure to read every post!

Sound like fun?? We think so!!! Ok, lets get to it! You should have arrived here from Claire and if you're just coming by, start at Lasting Memories because you don't want to miss a thing! You'll also find the master hop list there too. For my layout today, I chose pockets for my element.


My son and I went to the beach, where we collected sea shells. On the bottom picture I have glued a mini magnifying glass to show how far out people could go to swim.


I have hidden journaling pockets everywhere! If you have been following me, you know I love my hidden journaling and pockets on layouts. I have four pockets on my page. Starting at top left, I have hidden journaling. I have glued, with Crystal Effects, a sea shell to all journaling spots. The next pocket I made with blue glitter paper and my score board. I used a blue mesh bag and placed our sea shells from the beach in this pocket.


Here is another hidden journaling pocket. I asked my son what his favorite part of this day was. He said it was swimming with Mommy! So this is what I wrote and placed in this pocket. Why should I have to write all my thoughts on these layouts?!!


Here is an up-close shot of the pocket of sea shells.

And guess what! I'm giving away some candy!! Just leave me a comment telling me how many pockets I have in my layout and what you like best! I'll be giving away a kit to make your very own summer layout!


Don't forget, for the grand prize you have to complete the hop, enter your layout using FIVE elements you've found a long the way and be sure to comment that you've done everything!

 Grand Prize

Thanks so much for joining us! You're next stop is Darcy!


Here's our Hop List order


17 comments:

Kimberly Clark said...

Charity. Wow love all the pockets!

Darcy said...

Something I have never used, but I think I just might soon. Thanks!

Haven_mom4 said...

Wow love the shell tabs on the hidden journaling

Barbara Greenberg said...

what a great idea for a pocket for the shells collected to go along with the pictures. I'll remember this for a beach layout

Karen Wilson said...

I love this Charity! What a neat way to incorporate shells etc into your LO and what a cool idea with the magnifying glass!!

Karen
LMDT

Sharon Bessinger said...

Love your 4 journaling pockets, and the sea shells you have on your pull outs..so creative! :)

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a fantastic LO. Love the design, colors, and pics. There are 4 pockets on your LO. I love the sea shell pocket with the cute bag of sea shells.Awesome project.
Huggies
Rachelle
xxx

Denise Pustelniak said...

WOWZA! What a fabulous page! Love all the pockets.

Buffy Esser said...

wow this is super cute...I love all the pockets..I think there are 4...

Barbara Greenberg said...

Just finished making my layout and I forgot in my original post to say that you have 4 pockets on your layout.. Awesome and my favorite is holding the shells.

Claire R said...

I love all your hidden pockets, what a great idea, love it! Will have to scraplift this idea. nice hopping with you!

Michele said...

Pockets, pockets and more pockets. This is so fun! I love all 4 of your pockets and I REALLY like your little magnifying glass. What a GREAT idea!! How do you think of these things? Awesome!!

joefil said...

Great idea on the page, love the pockets!

Elizabeth Campau said...

Charity what a cool way to display your shells:) This layout is so inspiring . I am going t have to work on including some in my future layouts.

Toni Herron said...

Perfect Pockets! Love how many you were able to fit on the page too!
The photos are super cute!
Thanks for sharing!
Toni.. xoxo

Irit Shalom said...

Love all 4 pockets in your lo! Great hop

Carmen Mitchell said...

Love your 4 pockets plus the Shells. I used 2 pockets on my LO and 1 clear flip flap :)
Thanks for the inspiration.