My name is Darlene and I am here to show you my home state of Louisiana. A few years ago my husband and I took our girls on a swamp boat tour. It was something he had always wanted to do. Even though I grew up here, I don't think I ever really appreciated the swamps and their beauty. Well today, you will get to see what South Louisiana has to offer.
Don't we look cute!
It was breathtakingly beautiful sometimes. I am still amazed that I took so many awesome photos. Our tour guide would stop the boat every so often and talk to us about our surroundings and the local history.
We even were lucky enough to get up close and personal with some of the local wildlife!
Is this close enough for you?!
Or maybe this?
Now this is more my speed. The tour guide found an alligator nest that had recently hatched. Bailey is my tomboy and loved holding this little guy. It was chirping something fierce for it's momma, so we didn't stay long.
Here is one of three layouts I made from this trip. Why 3 you ask? I had so many good pictures, that I decided to make a LO for both girls' books and then a LO for the family book.
One of my favorite projects so far was made for the Cricut Circle monthly challenge back in the fall. I don't remember exactly what the challenge was, just that it was to be a home decor project.
Whew! Tired yet? Well how about some Blog Candy?! I will be giving away a Cricut Paisley cartridge.
Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win a ton of different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies: Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design.
Make sure to visit ALL the blogs, as EVERY single blog will have fabulous giveaways (cricut cartridges, paper packs, copic markers, yourstory bundle, clear stamp sets, and tons more). Each blogger was extremely generous with their own personal giveaways
Next stop on the hop is Karen Madden in the state of Maine of Lilac and Lupines http://lilacsandlupines.blogspot.com/