Friday, August 11, 2017

Catch A Wave Blog Hop

Welcome to the ...
Catch A Wave
Blog Hop

Cowabunga Dude!! Grab your sunscreen, your surf board and join us as we search for that perfect wave in this Catch A Wave Blog Hop! It's sure to be gnarly!!
You should have arrived from (CONNIE )
but if you need to catch the first wave in
Connie Can Crop ( is the beginning of this epic summer blog hop.
This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.
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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.
You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 8/23/17
at Connie Can Crop.
Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!
Hang Ten Dudes and Dudettes!!
I have 2 beach layouts to share with you.
The paper is Bo Bunny Boardwalk 12" Boardwalk Summer Fun. The lighthouse and sand dollars fit with the beach! The title sticker- at the Beach and sun & sand epoxy sticker at the bottom are from MAMBI Soft Spoken Embellishments, Beach, Sun, and Sand. The my sister and me sticker is from Paper House Productions Sister 3D stickers set. The picture under it is a picture of me, Emily- my sister, and Venus. I typed the journaling at the top on my computer- Emily, Brian, Venus, and I went to Ft Macon State Park Beach for Brian's birthday on June 5, 2017. As you can tell it was a beautiful morning at the beach! We only stayed about 4 hours, but that was long enough and it did rain on the way back home. We stopped at Hobby Lobby where I bought some of the stickers for these layouts. I did some damage in there- Hobby Lobby is my beach addiction! It's on the way to the beach. New Bern is getting one soon, so I'm in trouble! Anyway, on to my next layout!

I used MAMBI 12 x 12 Ocean kit for this layout- the paper and the laugh sticker. The Playing in the Sand- title- sticker is from Reminsce Little Miss Crabby Die Cut Stickers. The Time for a Selfie sticker is from Paper House Productions Time For A Selfie 3D stickers. The laugh block is actually a die from Spellbinders Hipster Die Set that I cut with my Cuttlebug Mint. I was thinking of a Polaroid. Does anyone remember those? I added the journaling again by typing it on my computer- the top picture is of Venus, she didn't like the water, but did like digging in the sand. She barked at everyone that came on the beach to welcome them to the beach. We were close to the bottom of the ramp that drops off in the sand! The Time for a Selfie sticker is the caption for the top right picture- a group selfie of Brian, me, and Emily, I think Venus was down on the ground on her leash. The bottom picture is of Venus sleeping in the car- she was worn out after a long morning at the beach. It was her first time at the beach!

This is a close-up of Venus. I consider her my niece since Emily and Brian don't have children yet. She's a very playful little Dotson! She may get a little bigger, but not much bigger. I invite you to hop along with me in the Blog Lovers Hop as well. There's only 5 stops in that hop. Have a great weekend! I'm sure Alicia has something to awesome to share with us!

Now SURF on over to ALICIA-
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Connie Can Crop Challenge #61
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Golden Goddess Designs said...

very nice layouts!


Katydid Cards said...

Great layouts. Love that paper you used for these. And that pupper is so cute! Always fun hopping with you! See you next month!

Amanda Rhodes said...

Thanks for the sweet comments!

sue k said...

Great layouts!! Love the lighthouse paper.


Christi Steinbeck said...

Amanda such sweet layouts! Loved them all!

Sunflower Holli said...

Super fun layouts I love the lighthouse. Your puppy is so cute.

Cathie w said...

fun layouts

Sandy S. (CraftyCreations) said...

Love your layouts!

Connie Wallenbrock said...

Cute layouts Amanda! Love all three especially of the little fur niece! Thanks for being a part of my hop!

Veronica Tovar said...

Both layouts are adorable. Great job catching the wave. Tfs and for hopping with us. Good luck.

Shannon H Designs said...

super cute layouts

Marji Franklin said...

Great pages! I love your papers.

Angela Corcoran said...

Great pages!!! I love the papers!

Miranda said...

Great LO!