Saturday, March 24, 2012

Destination Blog Hop - Day 1

Welcome to our adventure! We're off to see great things! Perhaps by car, train, or plane, or maybe by boat, no matter what - it'll be a great trip! No pesky security pat downs, or pesky luggage to deal with, or those extra fees that seem to mount up!

You won't need your cameras, or money for gas, but you will want to watch for souvenirs to pick up! So grab your favorite drink and curl up and make yourself comfortable! No need to share your seat unless you've invited guests to take part!

Here at our ports of call, you'll need to leave your comments! Many of them will offer souvenirs (blog candy) and here at mine - lots to be had!
1. A Destination Cricut Cartridge
2. A travel album filled with embellishments to remember your trip
3. Misc. goodies to numerous to mention!
4. My own travel-themed souvenir blog candy!

To be eligible to win the blog candy, all you have to do is become a follower (if you aren't already) and leave a comment on either day of the hop. You'll receive two entries if you comment on both days! :) I'll announce the winner of my blog candy on Monday March 26th.

Now be sure to be a follower of my blog! It's easy you'll see, just click on the link! Leave your comments at every port! They've worked really hard make your trip pleasurable!

Today we're stopping in the lovely city (and also my hometown) of Chicago here at Made Especially For You! I've created a Chicago postcard using the Destinations cart.

Here's the entire itinerary in case you get lost! If you've come from Liz's blog, then you're in the right place. If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, then please visit Janet's blog.

Thanks for visiting us today!  You're next port will be: Lisa's blog!

Our travel director, Janet, will pick the winners of the prizes Monday!


  1. The city that has a rich tradition of luxury and opulence flowing filthily can never fall short of some real souvenirs that make its civilization worth enlivening. In fact, Dubai souvenirs are famous worldwide that invites thousands of visitors to handpick few of them. If you have a rich taste, go in for these souvenirs that can’t be found anywhere else but, Dubai.

  2. Waving at you from southern Illinois!!!

  3. awesome! I'm not too far from Chicago! Thanks for taking part in the hop with me!

  4. Love the postcard idea from things on the cart!

  5. I have been to Chicago when my son graduated from the Navy Bootcamp. It was a really neat place to visit and so much to see. I love your postcard. This hop is so much fun. I am from the fingerlakes region of NYS. So you are not to far from me! Thank you

  6. Hi Ashley! I would LOVE to visit Chicago's been such a long time...I believe that last time was back in '95? I want the Destination cart...especially after seeing your card! ... just became a follower.


  7. Love this idea!!! I have some friends there maybe I should visit in the near future!

  8. Cute post card. I have never been to Chicago...this blog hop has me adding destinations to my bucket list.

  9. loove...the layout ....tfs!!!!


  10. Wow ... your 'postcard' is awesome!! Only been to Chicago one time and it was crazy driving :-) I am a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  11. your PC! Following your blog....glad to find you!!

  12. AWW i love it!! Good Job!!

    I am your new follower
    Gaby B

  13. Love your postcard! The colors make it really stand out!
    Top29gun at gmail dot com

  14. Chicago is the best city in the world, isn't it? I'm in Minnesota now, (last 8 years) but I was born and raised in that wonderful city, and I miss it deary. More than anything the food! (They have never heard of Italian Beef up here!) Your postcard turned out really cute. I love the image of the Sears Tower, or whatever they call it officially now, against the colors you used. Very cool!

    I'm a new follower!


  15. I've ALWAYS wanted to visit Chicago but have not had a chance as yet! I'll call you when we go there!!! LOL Your card is fabulous with the contrast silhouette. TFS
    Creative Wishes,
    Claire S.
    DT My Cricut Craft Room

  16. I love Chicago when we went it was so much fun! Great card!


  17. Beautiful city, beautiful post card Ashley!! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  18. Wonderful postcard! I never thought of making a post card with the Destination images! I may have to scraplift that concept! There are a few places that I've gone on the cart and it would be great fun! :)

    a pleasure being this hop with you :)
    I'm a new follower as well

  19. Great Post card, the skyline looks great with the blue and white!!

  20. What a clever idea to make Post Cards! Just love this!

  21. Love your postcard! TFS what a fun hop!
    have a lovely day!

  22. I'm too late for your blog candy (we're in different time zones!) but I still wanted to say that I love your postcard. It came out super cute!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  23. Oh so cool! I have to get this cartridge ~ so many ideas now!!


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