Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lasting Memories Scavenger Hunt Birthday Hop

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 tomorrow 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, let's get to it! You should have arrived here from Denise  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. I also have it at the end of this post.

For my layout today, I chose diecuts for my element and I did TWO LAYOUTS. There are no photos because they are a gift.

Journaling: Papertrey Ink: May You touch fireflies and stars,
                                            dance with fairies,
                                            and talk to the man in the moon.
                                             May you grow up with love,
                                            surrounded by the people who care.
                                            Welcome Little One
                                            It's been waiting for you.
Cardstock and Paper: DCWV Embossed Stack, Doodlebug, K & C Halloween
Heart Doily: Stash
Flowers and Leaves: Prima
Dies: LifeStyle Crafts Scalloped Rectangles, Spellbinders Rectangles, Papertrey Ink Sweet Baby
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Sweet Baby
Ribbon: Stash

I made the bear in the tub embellishment. I used an old washcloth to make the towel.
Cardstock and Paper: Doodlebug, K & Co Halloween, Bazzil, Mulberry Paper
Embellishments: Robin Nest's Dew Drops
Ribbon: Freebie from Ellen Huston
Alphabet: American Craft Foam Thickers

Blog Candy:
First I'm  showing off one of our sponsors ! I am promoting a2z Scrapbooking who is giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner! All you have to do is 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!

The second prize is from me. I am giving away a Hero Arts Fancy Butterfly Die! To win this die please leave a comment and name one of your favorite dies.



Thanks so much for joining us! Your next stop is Haven

Here's our Hop List order


One Stop Craft Challenges: Pastels
Word Play Saturday: Childhood
Brown Sugar Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Anything Goes
Jellypark Friends Challenge: Cuddly Wuddly
Stuck on U Sketches: Cuddly Friends
2 Creative Chicks Challenge: Anything Goes for Kids
Ladybug Crafts: Say it with Flowers
Our Creative Corner Words, Words , Words
Ready Teddy Go Challenge: Dies and Punches
The Crafting Café: A Baby is Born
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: Anything Goes with Ribbon

Happy Birthday Karen! Sending you lots of hugs!


  1. Wow Elizabeth great lo's
    Love your little lion and giraffe My fav dies are anything cricut. Love it

  2. The bear is adorable! I don't know which die is my favorite, I don't own any!

  3. thats going to be a beautiful gift. Love your bathtub die-cut and the idea to use a bit of an old washcloth for your towel. Very clever. I love my cricut and trying to use it more.

  4. Aww, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is adorable and will be well loved! This is so sweet ..


  5. What a beautiful and adorable layouts. Love the design, colors and bellies. Now following your blog.My favorite dies are butterflies and flourishes. Totally awesome work.

  6. Elizabeth, this is so pretty and just ready for some special pix!

  7. What fabulous layouts. Love the colors and that fun tear bear.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


  8. Elizabeth, this is a darling baby LO! The bear is adorable and very cuddly-looking! :^) Love the tub and details, too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  9. I love blog hops and a birthday is a great reason...
    I love die cuts. I am starting to collect them. My favorite are the ones that come with matching stamps.

  10. This is so cute, I love all the little embellishments.
    Thank you for joining in the Crafting Café challenge, good luck x

  11. Great layouts, thanks for haring at The Crating Cafe!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  12. what a great gift and they are perfect pages for our cuddly wuddly challenge. thanks for playing with us at Jellypark Friends.

  13. omgoodness! I love these LO! That is such a cute bear, I love that you an old terry cloth, great way to recycle :) Great hopping with you!

  14. Oh such a cute bear. Thank you for joining us at Ready Teddy Go this month.

    Deborah A (DT)

  15. Lovely layouts, the heart doily on the first one is very pretty. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  16. What a great gift Elizabeth! So sure to LOVE!!! They are lucky to know you!! As far as DIES... I don't have a Big Shot/Die cutting machine of that nature yet. Just my handy andy Cricut. I do steal my neighbors though when I am desperate. So I would have to say my favorite dies on your layout are your baby ones. (Cute) and I love all dies from Stampin' Up. :)

  17. Soooo cute! I love the bear!!

    xoxo Charity LMDT

  18. I love you layout too! super cute< I love my Spellbinders machine and I Love doilies Die cut!

  19. Beautiful layouts with perfect baby papers! Love your extra touches too! So glad you joined us for our "A Baby is Born" Challenge at The Crafting Cafe!

  20. Lovely layouts!love the heart doily and flowers!

  21. So cute and so so perfect for our Die Cut Challenge
    at Stuck on U Sketches! I'm really glad you shared
    this sweet project with us!


  22. Pretty card. Great to have you playing along with our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  23. Fabulous, thank you for taking part in this weeks Crafty Ribbons challenge, Why not visit my blog and enter my blog candy ! Kate x

  24. Such a lovely L/O, just absolutely precious! THanks for joining SOUS!

  25. Beautiful creations, love the bear
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  26. Gorgeous creations.
    Thank you for entering your cute teddy card into the Ready Teddy Go challenge this month
    Sue xx

  27. Very Beautiful...
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  28. Aww... So super cute! I always love every detail you put into your gift LO's! :)
    Toni.. xoxo

  29. Oh your layouts are adorable!! I love the top on the best, that is just as sweet as it can be!! Thanks for joining us at SOUS;-)

  30. Super cute gifts---what a wonderful idea!!! Thanks for joining us at SOUS :)

  31. Lovely layouts, and the wording of the blessing is beautiful on that first one. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  32. What a adorable layouts! Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks.
    GD Gerda.

  33. Hi Elizabeth, I am your blog candy winner... I am so excited.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    1. Carmen,
      I need you to give me your address. Please use the contact me up at the top right hand corner of my blog.


  34. What a beautiful layout, and gorgeous details!
    Thanks so much for playing along in my "childhood" wordplay challenge at My Creative Moments. Sorry it took me so long to stop by!


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