Thursday, January 19, 2012

Frosted Designs Winter Blog Hop!!


Welcome to the Frosted Designs Winter Blog Hop!!  You should have arrived here from My Little Scrap Corner, the Blog of the very talented, Jenny Evans.  If you did not, please go back to Frosted Designs and start at the beginning.  There are two ways to win prizes (which I will mention a little later), so you will definitely want to visit all of the Blogs along the way!!

I know some of us have experienced a mild Winter so far this year, and some of our Northern friends have been in a Winter wonderland with all of the falling snow!!  But we can still all enjoy this time of year, whether we are experiencing below zero temperatures or whether we are in the 70's, by creating some Winter themed layouts or projects!  Because my family lives so far South, snow is a rarity around here.  Sometimes our temperatures drop down into the teens at night and we have daytime lows in the 30's...but this is also rare.  With all of that said, I had to get a little creative in creating a layout that centered around the theme of our Blog Hop, which is Winter.  Fortunately, our Bass Pro Shop sets up Santa's Winter Wonderland every year and I got some cute pictures of my son checking out the place!!

 



Not only is this layout for the Winter Blog Hop, it is also for our 1.20.12 Fabulous Friday challenge, which is to use Vellum/Transparency.  I had a Fancy Pants Designs 12x12 transparency in my stash, that has been there forever.  I thought it went along great with the Echo Park Times & Seasons collection, so I fussy cut some of the flourishes and added them to my page.  The Fabulous Friday challenge will continue on it's normal schedule.  You will have until Noon on Thursday, January 26, to upload your project or layout.

Now onto the Prize giveaways!!

The Hop will take place from today, January 20 through Sunday, January 22, at midnight.  You have two chances to win the Grand Prize from Frosted Designs:

1. There will be a word/words at each Blog, that you will put together, and at the end of the last Blog, you need to email the whole phrase to danica4us@yahoo.com by midnight Sunday. (Subject Line should say "Blog Hop")

The word from my Blog is MAKES.


2. Link your LO to the Frosted Design Blog by Midnight Sunday

You also have the chance to win a little prize package from my Blog also.  If you are already a Follower, leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing about Winter.  If you are not a Follower, start following my Blog and leave me a comment letting me know.  I will randomly select a winner and post it on Monday morning, so make sure to check back and see if you are the lucky one!!  (I will mail prizes to US residents only).



I hope you have enjoyed my layout today and that you have been inspired by the Ladies you have already visited!!  Now, it's off to your next stop Sunnys Basteloase, to see what the talented Marina has in store for you!!

32 comments:

missybossy65 said...

I love all the detail on this layout and the photos are super :0) Ali x

Amanda said...

Beautiful layout Ashley!!! Very detailed, and I love every thing about it

Amanda

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

I love the shabby chic look of the alyout. Classic.

Lori Comeau said...

Fabulous layout. and love the paper. Great touch with the ribbon.
http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeee the photos and love love love love all the little details!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Lori Apgar said...

Great layout!! Love your title, date and hand written journaling!!!! Love that you had to set this up to meet the challenge!

Tabitha said...

really cool layout. love all the elementsd. I am now a follower.

Kim said...

LOVE all the embellishments and journaling on this layout. I am a new follower. Have a GREAT Day,
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy at gmail dot com

Anna said...

Absolutely beautiful Ashley!!! Love this LO!! Favorite thing about winter in FLORIDA is 70 degree weather! HA! Have a great day! And stay warm!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful layout. I tried to leave a comment last night and blogger would not let me. Thanks for the fun hop and the chance to win goodies.
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

Moongirl said...

Beautiful, Ashley! A bit of your usual style. I like it a lot. I follow in many places ;)

KellyG said...

Love your layout and how you used the transparency! I am a follower!

Rach1fun said...

I am happy to be a new follower to your site!! Your page is great, cant wait to see more :)

Connie said...

I just became a follower. Can't wait to see what else you create!

Heather P said...

Really pretty layout- love how you worked the theme to fit into what winter is your neck of the woods! - new follower! Thanks for the chance to win!
Heather P
www.heather-p.blogspot.com/

jengd said...

Fabulous layout! I wish we'd been brave enough (crazy enough?) to fight the insane crowd to get to the Bass Pro Shop somewhat near us. I miss snow now that we've moved to NC... though I don't want it here since they simply can't handle it! :)

Kim said...

Great LO! Glad you were able to find a winter wonderland--somewhere! I love the first snow--I always get so excited waiting for it!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful lay-out! Great details! I am your newest follower, hope you will pop over for a visit!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

yokaye said...

Ashley, another beautiful LO! Absolutely gorgeous. I am a follower now. :) My favorite thing about winter is the first few hours of playing in the first real snow...and the yummy warm cocoa we always have afterwards!

Angela said...

My favorite thing about winter is playing in the snow with my kids! Especially sledding!

junqueandroses said...

Love the details on your layout . I am now a follower and want to thank you for this lovely prize...hope I win..lol

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful layout & photos. I'm a new follower. Not been to a Bass Pro Shop. There's one in Dallas, TX & a Cabello's opened N of here. May have to ck these places out for the photo opps they offer.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Carrie's Corner said...

Love your LO! I'm a new follower and my favorite thing about winter is getting to snuggle up under the fur blanky (yes I'm almost 40) that Grandma made me about 3 decades ago :) Thansk for the chance to win and great hop!

Hugs
Carrie

Jordan said...

I love all the journaling on your LO! :) I became a follower and my favorite thing about winter is sweats and hot chocolate :) Thanks for the chance to win!

blsd2scrp said...

I am a follower and I love winter when it snows!

sandee said...

I love Fancy Pants overlays too and yours is perfectly used in your LO. I also love how you adapted the Bass pro Shoppe decorations to get in a winter theme, that was fabulous! lol My favorite thing about winter, are the clothes, I just love sweaters! I am now one of your followers too and thanks for a chance at a giveaway!

Ann said...

Gorgeous layout, Ashley!

Derv said...

hahaha Ashley. My favorite thing about winter is that spring comes after it! Beautiful LO!

Lorraine said...

I love your page. My fave thing about winter in Texas is finally getting to go through my jacket collection!

KellyG said...

Great layout! I love playing in the snow with my son during the winter! I am a follower!

Polly said...

I'm following. Very pretty LO, not your normal look or colors for winter, but I really like it.

CraftyGirl said...

This is beautiful Ashley! I love your use of the transparency! I love the look of them but often find them hard to use... you did it so well!!

barb :)