Thursday, 19 May 2011


Good morning all

Today is Vacation blog hop day one  - oh how im looking forward to a vacation but so far not got any plans!  This is a 3 day hop  hosted by Jessica and Nancy - thanks girls for letting me hop along.

If you have arrived here from my blogging pal Jen R's blog  then you are on the right track. If you are here just browsing around (thank you), but would like to “hop”  along with us then please start at which is Nancy's blog.

What do you look forward to most about your vacation?

For me - its the PINA COLADAS every time !! No matter where i go on vacation they always taste better than at home. I also look forward to the weather - thats a no brainer as the weather in Scotland is kinda crap but most of all i look forward to chilling out and learning a bit more about where i am heading too and taking in the usual site seeing trips oh and did i mention the Pina Coladas!!.

The theme of this hop is Vacation so what ive done is create some layouts of my favourite all time  vacation destination - LAS VEGAS !!! There were no pina coladas to be hand on this trip - no time for it as it was such a busy fun packed whirlwind week but OH SO worth it. 

What im doing for this hop is showing some pages on each day of the hop -  So here we are then - my first days layouts of LV.

I  hope you like what i have created on day one and id appreciate it if you could leave me a comment. 
If you do like what you see and wanna see more then id love it if you would become one of my ever growing list of followers.

Over on my main blog CBGM  I have blog candy giveaways on a regular basis and I also run bi weekly challenges and a RAK & Birthday clubs for you to take part in but on this blog i aim to set up challenge tutorials very soon. 

Now back to the hop - there are a lot of talented crafty women on this hop and I hope you enjoy looking through their blog entries.  Please check and comment on each blog posting each day to be elibible for the blog candy offering that is up for grabs on Nancys blog. So now please hop on over to the next blog where you will find another lovely creation from  my friend Lisa                        

If you get lost along the hop then please refer back to the beginning to Nancys blog (link at the top of this post) - thanks.

Thank you for hopping by, i look forward to reading your comments and i hope to see you again tomorrow for day 2 of this hop.

I am also taking part in the "id rather be at the beach hop" on my other blog if you fancy hopping along with that too - click HERE


  1. Gil, this is great! I love all the pages. My fav drink on a trip is pina coladas too!

  2. Looks awesome! Vegas is so much fun! Thanks again for participating!


  3. Great layouts. I love the way you set the pictures on the pages. I think you did an awesome job on them. My favorite drink is a frozen madori sour. When we go somewhere I make sure I seek one out:)
    TFS your projects.

  4. Love all your Layouts they are all simply awesome! TFS!

  5. I am so happy you had fun in Las Vegas. Please come back to Nevada. Lake Tahoe is beautiful. :)

  6. These are fantastic. Makes me want to go back to Vegas.

    Smiles Sher

  7. Wow! Looks like you have had some really fun vacations, but have you ever tried drinking a pina cola on any of them? lol!

  8. It looks like LasVegas is quite the vaca spot! I prefer the beach myself! I love what you did with the shot of the hotel cut into peices and peiced together! That is so cool!

  9. Nice work! Thank you for sharing :)

  10. I adore Pina Coladas! And one of our favorite places to "relax" is Vegas, but we haven't been there in over 8 years. My favorite thing about vacations is that I am NOT in the office! ANY time away, even if I just spend it in my own kitchen, is a vacation for me!

  11. New follower of this blog,Great layouts,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  12. Oh! Love the layouts!! I LOVE Vegas too!! We were just there last month and stayed at the Stratosphere as well! Felini's is the bomb!! Your layouts and pics are awesome!

  13. Gil,
    Love your chosen Drink also.... mmmm...Your layouts are really nice.. so nice I can't pick a favorite page. I'm your newest follower... I would love if when you have time if you'd stop by my blog as well.
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

  14. Love your LO"s I'm a new follower

  15. Love it!!!! Awesome job!!!

  16. Well Gill, i think this is the first time I have been to this blog - usually I am on the other one :) Can you believe i have never been to Vegas and I am only about a 6-hour drive? Looks like you had a great time - love your layouts - makes me feel like I have been there with all those great pics! I am more of a margarita girl than pina coladas, but I remember when we were on our honeymoon in the carribbean, they picked up a bunch of green bananas and let them ripen, then made banana daquiris - oh yummy! I love to vacation in places where I have never been and explore. Even in places where i have been before, i like to try something new each time.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  17. You've done it again Gill! What a great line-up of scrapbook pages!

    Even though I know you personally, you can easily tell how much you like Las Vegas.

    The layouts are all really creative and the text is fab! How did you get it on the pages like that?! I'll have to pick your brains!!

    Well done! Can't wait to see what else you have to show us!

    Happy Hopping.

    Lisa xxx

  18. Great job. I love travel layouts and then I can see where other people have been. TFS and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  19. great layouts, I love Vegas, looks like you had a great time.

  20. Great pages. The pictures make me miss Vegas.

  21. I love your layouts, they are amazing!! I also love your pictures!!!

  22. What a good idea. We are celebrating 50 years of marriage at Las Vegas this summer and I think I will do some layouts similar to yours. Thanks for the idea.


  23. Great layouts Gil! Love the mosiac one the best!!

    Love blended margaritas or mudslides on vacation!! Yummy!!

  24. Great layouts! I follow as squiggles87.


  25. Love your layouts. I look forward to quality family time and relaxation for vacations
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  26. Oh man, after reading all your posts, I am definitely craving a trip to Vegas! I loved looking at all your pictures. They are great, as are your layouts!


    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  27. Even more great pages! I love how you did the view of Ceasars' Palace in a mosaic of pictures! That looks great!

    TFS so many pages and ideas! You are very creative & a wonderful photographer


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