My Favorite Things

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Hi there. Welcome to the My Favorite Things blog hop brought to you by the creative team over at  Child's Play Challenges.  You should have landed here from Steffanie's Blog. If not, It's a good idea to head back over to Child's Play Challenges and begin from there.

Today we are sharing some of our favorite toys and such from our childhood, or a favorite gift given to a special child in our lives.

One of my favorite childhood memories is playing records on the record player in the bedroom I shared with my sister. At the times we got along, we had a whole lot of fun. One particular record comes to mind though.

Have you ever seen this? We played this record over and over and over and get the idea. We giggled and laughed, we made up dances and movements, even special voices. A particular favorite song, especially of my sister's, was On Top of Spaghetti. I recently repurchased this album so I could share it with my children. Unfortunately, they didn't think it was as funny as I did....but oh the memories for me as I listened. I even remembered some of the words.

Hmm, so how was I inspired by this album you ask? I had a touch time coming up with something! I was looking for photos of someone in my family being tickled. Nope, couldn't find any. Could I use the animals? Perhaps. Not exciting me. All of a sudden, it hit me and I went to town.

I have a group of friends that I get to gather with for an annual scrap weekend.  We can get quite..ummm...silly at times. In these photos, all but one of us was wearing a pink shirt. We kinda planned that in advance and the joke was hilarious when it was finally realized.  The title and photos came to me at the same time.

Everything I used is from the Citrus Twist Kits I received this fall. I have to say, it was a really well thought out few months. All the papers and embellishments work together over the 3 months I purchased the kit.

The pink is pretty obvious, especially in these tones, but I think the brightness of the pink really speaks to the story in the page.  I added the feather because, well, feathers can tickle people. The rest if fairly neutral. 

I have a small prize to giveaway. All you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment, including that information.  I will draw a winner Sunday Dec 8.  

Remember to follow along the guidelines from the Child's Play Challenges post to be eligible to win the prize on the blog.  If you need a reminder, here they are:

1. Visit each blog along the hop and leave a comment so we know you were there
2. Come back here when you are done and tell us that you completed the hop
3. Create a LO based on a favorite play thing (include a photo of it if you can or tell us what it is) and link up to our special "blog hop" linky
4. Very important!...become a follower of Child's Play Challenges
5. If you are on Facebook, like our page

You have until December 24th to complete the hop and enter your LO for a chance to win!  We will announce a winner before the new year.

Thank you for stopping here along the way. Your last stop is Karen's Blog.

PP-Fancy Pants, Webster's Pages, American Crafts, Chic tags
Die cuts, Stickers, Alphas-American Crafts
Washi-Queen & Co
Mist-Studio Calico
Sequins, Feather, doilies-Citrus Twist Kits


  1. That is a great LO! I like the ink drops and the buttons. Cute idea to put the journaling on the camera lens. Pink is one of my favourite things! :)
    Thanks for sharing this fun LO!

  2. Awwwww...thanks. You girls are one of my favorite things too. Love the layout! That feather is awesome! And holy pink doilies! I think Adele needs those. Love the journaling in the camera lens

  3. HEY I know those ladies!! The pink ladies + Missy Orange.. SUPER cute layout Devra!! LOVE the Amy Tan

  4. HEY I know those pink ladies + Missy Orange... BEAUTIFUL layout Devra, great use of Amy Tan and the sequin is a perfect touch well that and the pink doily

  5. A bright happy layout! I wish I had that record. I'm already a follower of your blog.

  6. This looks wonderful!Pink always cheers me up.

  7. Love it! The pink camera is perfect and I love the yellow and aqua/teal/whatever accents. So glad I was able to get in on the fun this past year!

  8. Great idea for a layout and I think we all like to be a little silly sometimes !

  9. So... the usual suspects, then? Wait a minute... isn't one of those women dressed in ORANGE?!? Oh wait... that's me! ;-) Seriously, this is adorable. Love the journaling up in the camera lens. And all the splatterd bits are so like the record cover! And, I totally remember that record! We LOVED it so much, too!

  10. Love the pink camera, doilies, feather, and it!

  11. I like the feather in the LO, a great way to express tickling!

  12. I do not know the child's album, but it reminded me of the amazing memories I had dancing and singing with my sister to the album Bullfrogs and Butterflies (I can here the words just thinking of it). For your layout - I like the play on words for your title and the feather is a great embellishment! Brande

  13. Love the camera, doilies and feather! What a fun page!