Sunday, May 31, 2009

Let the Summer Begin....Blog Hop

Hi ladies! I'm so glad you could join us for our first ever Stamptacular Blog Hop!


Before visiting me you should have already been to Paula, Nikki, Line, Priscilla and Donna and seen their fabulous creations, read all about what they do during the summer and left th
em a comment on one of their blog entries! If not...please go back! You won't want to miss out on your chance to win the Grand Prize once you've made it through our Hop!



So.....what do I do in Summer....well, it is a very hot affair over here in Spain so at the very height of summer I spend most of my spare time relaxing with my family either next to or in our swimming pool and when it gets too hot I seek some shade inside, and I head for my craft room. We also like to chill out watching DVDs, going out for walks with our two dogs and going out with friends. Also, throughout the spring and summer, we usually have a lot of friends and family that visit us from the UK, in fact tomorrow my boyfriends parents are coming for 10 days so I will have to go and do some housework!!!


I have included on this post a picture of my boyfriend, Jeff and our two dogs, Charlie and Monkey, so you can see who I spend most of my time with! and also I have included a summery card that I have just made. The card is also for a challenge, but I will post about that later on today!


Now your next stop on our hop is Joey's Blog......
so Happy Hopping!!


xxx

58 comments:

  1. What a lovely card. How lucky you are to live in Spain.

    Emma
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  2. What a beautiful card! I love the colours!

    Thanks for telling about you and yours! It's a nice picture!

    Have a great sunday, Hugs Tanja

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  3. Enjoy your visitors :)

    Have a great Sunday

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  4. Your cards are great I love the summer colours of this one and the black and white mono theme of the wedding one.

    X Amy X

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  5. oh my, lucky dear to live in spain :) i would love to go there sometime! :D wonderful summer-card too - love the image and the colouring! have a wonderful sunday, manuela

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  6. Enjoyed your cards and hearing bout your summer fun :O

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  7. This is my first bloghop entry, and I've now been visiting Paula, Nikki, Line, Pricilla and Donna - and now it's your turn!

    During summer I love spending time with my family on our boat, and go swimming in the sea!

    Happy summer, Liza! Hugs, Lena

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  8. Sleek looking row of men you got there Liza :D I like a relaxed summer without any commitments, just to relax and unwind with my boyfriend ^_^ This summer we will be adopting a cat as we will move into a new apartment allowing pets, can't wait!

    xx, nunt

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  9. what a gorgeous trio of companions! i should be cleaning house today as well but the blog hop challenges are calling my name!
    i love your summery card and enjoy all of your stamptacular creations!
    kathie

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  10. What a beautiful card. So summer! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Hi Liza :-) Gorgeous card :-)
    I live in Gozo and spend my summers exactly like you !! :-) Lazy days by the pool, maybe an afternoon siesta :-) Some crafting with the air con switched on !! :-)

    have a lovely time with your boyfriend :-)

    Lorraine x

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  12. Beautiful card, love everything about it... I'm green with envy that you have a pool to dip in...I would LOVE that!

    Pleasantly,

    Paula

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  13. Hi Liza,
    Have you got through that housework yet?!!
    Have a great time with your visitors - I bet your boyfriend can't wait to see them.
    Clare x

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  14. love love lvoe that card!!!

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  15. Very pretty card, Liza. Have a wonderful summer in fantastic Spain!

    Debra in Conroe TX, USA

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  16. Awesome photo! I can already tell you all have a great time together! Monkey is a great name!

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  17. this is such a great card! i have always wanted to go to spain!!

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  18. What a lovely card and the cards on your blog are amazing, I have become a follower so I can have a good browse when I have more time. Hugs Julie x

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  19. What a precious card!! I love the image!!
    Wow Spain!! How cool is that!!
    My fav summertime thing to do is hanging out with my girls!! Going to Disney, Adventure Landing (our waterpark here in Jacksonville, Fl), the pool, the beach, etc. If you can't tell we enjoy being out in the sun all summer!!

    Have a great day!!
    Michelle

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  20. Summer in Spain sounds a lot like summer in South Africa. I love the heat and hate the cold, so I am a little bit depressed at the moment, because winter has started over here.

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  21. What an adorable card! Love the brilliant colors! Your dogs are adorable and your Jeff is a very handsome guy. Have fun with your visitors...don't worry about the housework...they are coming to see YOU :) Hugs, Lisa

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  22. pretty card...love the colors....... and what some cute little doggies you have. I also spend my summers like you do.. in the pool or in the air conditioned house.. over 110 is NOT FUN!! :o)

    Housework!!!???!!! not on sunday around here for me.. lol.... have a good one... enjoy your company coming.. janny

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  23. Your dogs are so pretty, and so is your card
    TFS

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  24. sounds like fun, I'm not keen on the sun all day and I like to retreat to the shade unfortunately, we like to go to wales or the lake district half of our summer swimming in lakes and taking long walks and visiting the local icecream shop that does over 45 flavours definetly the kids favourite part of the holiday.
    tracy x

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  25. Liza, your card is sooo sweet. I love the image and the colors. Happy sunday!

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  26. Such beautiful colors. I love the stamp she is soooo cute.

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  27. Not sure if you got my last comment.
    Love your blog, I love summer for walks, looking around castles, BBQs etc. Hugs Julie z

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  28. Lovely card Liza. We have a dog also that we take on long walks in the summer, although we do have to contend with the british weather!!

    Pam

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  29. Hi Liza~ I hear ya about staying near a swimming pool! LOL It was great to learn more about you. Your summery card is absolutely adorable!

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  30. Hiya Hunny, gorgeous card, hope you managed to get your housework done, lol, what are we like eh! I am the same when visitors come.x

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  31. Love the dogs Liza, lucky you being in Spain with that lovely weather, beats London any day.

    The card is gorgeous.

    Beccy x

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  32. Liza, your card is gorgeous! It must be nice living in Spain! Here in Canada it is a little cold (in the summer it is gorgeous, though!) My parents are taking a trip to Europe this summer since my cousin is getting married and Spain is one of their stops. I can't wait to see their pictures. Enjoy your summer by the pool!

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  33. I know what you mean about it being too hot in the summer! Enjoy your pool time and your company!
    That is a great photo of your family and I love the card!!! Fantastic!

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  34. Hiya Liza! Oh, such pretty dogs! (And your boyfriend is handsome as well!!) And a beautiful card, as always!
    Have a wonderful summer!
    --Dee

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  35. Great card love the summery feel to it
    Must be lovely being in Spain
    Nikki

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  36. Wow - I would love to be able to relax by the pool! Lucky you! I am a fish out of water!
    your card is gorgeous too
    X

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  37. Hi Liza, what a beautiful card. That is one of my fave images too. Lucky you living in Spain. Your dogs are so cute. Hugs, Denise x

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  38. Great card and beautiful dogs! My boyfriend and I have dogs also :) Hope you enjoy your summer relaxing! And thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. Just wanted to say beautiful card and dogs. My boyfriend and I have dogs also :) Enjoy your summer relaxing!

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  40. Liza this is beautiful.
    I love the delicate colours.

    Fern xx

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  41. Handsome fella and dogs you have! Very envious of you living in Spain, my Mum and step dad live there so I do get to pop over for family visits!

    Victoria
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  42. Incredibly pretty card Liza, love the papers and collours, very pretty image too, love the pic of Jeff and the dogs :) Donna x

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  43. gorgeous doggies! And what a lovely card :) Very summery!

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  44. Happy Stamping and stay cool this summer!
    Martha in Michigan, USA

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  45. What a beautiful card Liza,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  46. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing a pic of your family. Hope you have a fabulous week!

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  47. Your dogs are so cute, i have a staffy cross american bull dog and i couldent live without her, Thanks for sharing a snippet of your life with us

    Hugs

    ammie

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  48. Beautifula and very colourfulcard, wish i was in Spain to spend all day in the pool and sunbathing that's my kind of heaven
    enjoy
    hugs Debra

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  49. Hi
    This is my second comment as the previous one was playing up, having huge problems with the computer tonite and it is stressing me out after a wonderful evening blog hopping and card making
    hugs Debra

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  50. My summer is lazing in a swing and reading a book! I love it.

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  51. Hi Liza,

    I've never been to Spain but it is definitely on my list of things to do someday! Sounds like a very relaxing, laid back but super fun summer! Beautiful dogs and I LOVE the summery card you made! Such vibrant colors and the design is fabulous!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the SSC DT! I love looking at your creations from week to week! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! You're definitely a cherished member of the DT!

    Hugs,
    Priscilla

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  52. Love the colors on your card and the layout.

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  53. I love the card. And those dogs look super fun!

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  54. You have very cute fur babies (and the man ain't bad either)! I hope I didn't make you jealous!!!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  55. lovely card Liza, very summery!!
    Thanks for the blog hopping fun :)
    x
    Rima

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  56. Your summery card is just beautiful. Sounds like a fun, relaxing summer. Hope you enjoy your visitors.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave me a message, they are all really appreciated.

Liza x