Thursday, December 26, 2013

Top 10 Blog Hop

2013 is slipping away and next Wednesday, we will welcome our first day of 2014!  But before we welcome January 1, a group of Ladies got together to have a fun Top 10 Blog Hop, and share our 10 favorite projects from 2013!  It is difficult to choose 10 projects from a whole year's worth, but I think I did a good job, in picking some of my favorites and I hope you enjoy them too!

Before I share my layouts, here is the full list of everyone participating in the Hop.  Make sure you visit each Blog, because I know there will be some giveaways along the way!!

















Laurel Seabrook:  http://want2scrap.blogspot.ca/





This first layout was created for one of my assignments for Get It Scrapped!. I am a big fan of Yellow and i loved this fun Yellow polka dot paper from October Afternoon, that is included in the Farm Girl collection.


This layout was also for a Get It Scrapped! assignment, to use Gold.  In the past, I have never been a big fan of Gold, but this year I found that I was slightly obsessed with it!!


I did this layout just for fun.  The Color Me Happy collection was a favorite release from Glitz Design this past year, and I thought it was just the right one to work with these fun photos of our little guy being silly.  


I did this layout as one of my Guest Designer projects for American Crafts, back in April.  The Lucky Charm collection from Dear Lizzy helped give a great nautical feel to my page!


This layout was created for one of our sketch challenges at Life.Paper.Scrapbook.  The Pier collection from Crate Paper was another favorite of mine this past year, and I loved being able to fussy cut from the awesome chevron paper!


This was a favorite photo and layout.  I love this cute photo of our middle daughter.  I loved it so much, I actually scrapped it twice!  And I used some of my favorite products on this one...a mix of the new lines from Chic Tags.


I had so much fun creating this page, because I used my CAMEO to create most of the elements on my layout.  That little owl cut file, was just waiting to be used and this was the perfect layout for it!


Fall is my favorite time of year, so I knew I had to include a favorite Fall layout.  I love taking photos of the Pumpkins every year, because they just happen to be my favorite color...Orange!  I used the Persimmon collection from Basic Grey on this layout...another favorite release this past year.  


This was another just for fun layout.  I couldn't resist scrapping this photo of our little guy at Bass Pro Shop, holding a cork gun and using the quote from A Christmas Story as the title of my page.  I mixed some of the Good Tidings collection with the December Exclusive Kit from Chic Tags.


And finally, this is a layout, that I actually shared at the beginning on this week, but it's definitely a favorite.  I loved the ornament shapes from the 12 Days of Christmas from Silhouette and I really loved the design I used for this page!


As far as exciting news goes, I had the privilege of Guest Designing this past year with October Afternoon, American Crafts, and My Mind's Eye.  I was also blown away by the opportunities to join several Design Teams this year including, American Crafts, Chic Tags, Silhouette, Echo Park, and Creative Scrappers.  And, there were several terms that ended with amazing Teams including, Let's Get Sketchy, The Paper Bakery, and Life.Paper.Scrapbook.

And while you're here...I can't have a Blog Hop without doing a little giveaway!!  One random winner will be chosen from the comments below, to win a little scrappy giveaway...sorry that I don't have a photo to share, but it's been a little crazy with the holidays going on and CHA work.  But it will be a great prize!!  Just leave a comment below, if you are already a follower.  If you are not following, become a new follower and let me know you did by commenting.  That's it..easy peasy!  I will leave comments open until Sunday, December 29th and announce a winner on Monday, December 30th!

Thanks for stopping by and now you are off to visit Jodi's Blog!


63 comments:

Christine said...

I was so excited to see what you chose for this Ashley! I think the first and last layouts are my two faves of the bunch! Looking forward to your inspiration in the upcoming year!

Lynn said...

You know I love all your projects Ashley!! Each one is unique and inspiring!

Lisa P said...

Wow! You have created some incredible pages. Love the You've got a Friend in Me. Thanks for sharing.

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

These are wonderful layouts, Ashley! I especially love that they contain bright cheery colors! I think the first is my favorite - love all the bright yellow and the design!

Buffy Esser-Burnside said...

Wow Ashley,some of these are my favorites..I love to stalk your blog ..it always brings a smile to my face!

Denise Luscan said...

I love all of your projects and it's nice to see which are your favorites. I like the Barrel of laughs and You've got a friend in me. Looking forward to your EP LO's!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

So many fabulous layouts, I love the Golden Days, Say What? (cute pics), and You'll Shoot Your Eye Out Kid! the best. You had an awesome year!

Debbie P said...

All of these layouts are fantastic! You have really come a long way! It's no wonder you have made all of these awesome teams! Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2014!

Sherry Eckblad said...

How fun to look back at some of your layouts from the past year. Can't wait to see what you do in 2014.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You have created so many AMAZING things this year Ashley!! And WHAT an AWESOME year you have had for DT's!!! I am sooooooo happy and PROUD of you!!!!

Izzy Anderson said...

Oh my goodness. All these favorites in one post. Fabulousness, overload. I don't know how you narrowed your work down to 10 favorites. I love them all. That last one really is spectacular!

Deborah Johnson said...

You have a terrific style!!! I love the You've Got A Friend in Me!!!

Alexandra Boehnke said...

You choose great pages. Some of the layouts are also one of my favorites!

Sheila Burns said...

Great idea for a blog hop :) Love your picks!

Meredith L said...

Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects. Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

Juliana Michaels said...

So many amazing projects Ashley! You have had a great year and I wish you the best on 2014!!!

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

The Good Day Sunshine layout just makes me smile!

~amy~ said...

Ashley, I love them all! Love your style! Hope you had a magnificent Christmas and I'm a follower!

Laurel said...

You are amazing, love your style!

Suzanna Lee said...

It is always interesting to see what people choose for their favorites! Thanks for sharing with us Ashley!

KellyG said...

Love your work! I am a follower!

Lissa said...

Such beautiful layouts and projects! I love your work. Thanks for hopping with us! It's my first year to do this. :)

Angi Barrs said...

I just love all of your layouts! There are always such fun elements added to your pages.

Laura Turcotte said...

Love your layouts! You are a gifted crafter! I am already a follower!

Patricia said...

So many great layouts! Thanks for your inspiration! I'm a follower!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful layouts! See a bunch here that I have pinned, can't wait to see what you create in the new year! I'm a follower :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful layouts! See a bunch here that I have pinned, can't wait to see what you create in the new year! I'm a follower :)

Monique Liedtke said...

Loving all your projects!! Awesome to see so many in one post! and of course I'm one of your followers! :)

Ange said...

Great projects! Super love that last lo, the white space is fantastic!!
I'm a new follower.

mk said...

Ashley! Love your layouts, ALWAYS! I am sure it was hard to pick just 10. These are fabulous. Looking forward to seeing what you make in 2014!

Cathy said...

Stunning amazing work! You are such an inspiration! These are all beyond fabulous!

Sarah said...

I love all your layouts Ashley! You are a very talented artist and those DT's are lucky to have you :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I always love seeing your work, Ashley, especially all grouped together in a review like this. Can't wait to see what you have to share in 2014! :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

You are one of my favorite and most inspiring to me blogger to visit, so I just LOVED getting to see what you thought were your top ten, and maybe some that I missed getting to see... LOVE your work and can't thank you enough!

dstandard said...

Totally awesome pages! Love all of them!

Iris said...

Now following you with bloglovin'. I love your layouts with all the embellishments.
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Melissa Elsner said...

Lovely layouts shared. I can see why they are favorites! Sounds like you had quite an amazing year within this crazy industry. :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Your layouts are amazing! I really enjoy your work over at Chic Tags when I see it on their blog! I just started following your blog.

Kelly Jean said...

Love all of your layouts Ashley! I always drool over them and really love your layering. I think the "You've Got A Friend In Me" is my fav!

Stacia Brandt said...

All very pretty projects Ashley! Thanks for the "reminder" that I have to do my "top ten" for this year too!! I am forgetting that I always do that :)

Cynthia B. said...

I just started following you this past year, and I'm glad I did! The layouts you posted here are great examples of your fun style, use of color, and attention-grabbing details. :) Thanks so much for sharing your cool projects with us!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Loving that last layout and the really fun owl page too!!! I am one of your newest followers, just to be sure I don't miss any more good stuff!

Beatrice Lawson said...

I am a new Bloglovin follower (old one but since my old trusty google app went away I have been playing catch up trying to get my old list back... I think I am almost there...) I just adored the Color Me Happy LO. It was so fun and fresh and the adorable quotes made it very touching and funny. Thanks for sharing!

Chellyrae9n said...

Just started following you! Have loved your layouts for a long time!

cghundley said...

Love seeing all your
creations here.
Great work.
Carla from Utah

Pam S said...

I love your layouts!!! Especially like the last layout, oh it's so hard to pic one though. I am following you.

ScrapaDiddle said...

I signed up to follow you and just wanted to say how much I love your pages! Thank you!

Dodie said...

Oh my gosh! Just love the golden layout. Your creative use of the "3" to make the letter "e" is pure genius!

Dodie said...

I am now a follower!

Missy Whidden said...

Love all of your pages, Ashley! I bet it was hard to choose your favorites. I know I can't pick a favorite of yours!

jmliverm said...

I love the first layout and the Christmas one at the end. They are all awesome!

Karenladd said...

Wow, I am so thrilled to have discovered your blog. Your layouts are amazing and so much fun to look at. My favorite is Good Day Sunshine, but really...I love them all! I'm now following you and can't wait to explore your blog

bamafan said...

I am now a follower!

SHartl said...

I can't believe how wonderful all your layouts are! Everyone of them is so different, with so many fun details. I love the Seaside View layout the most, but it's really almost impossible to pick just one fave!

SHartl said...

I am following on Networked blogs as Shannon Hart!

Chelsea said...

Beautiful projects Ashley, looking forward to seeing what you create in 2014

Laurie LaRiviere said...

WOW!!! you've been busy! all of these are FABULOUS!! can't pic a fave... :)

Nicole McNamara said...

I love the 'say what?' layout!! And am currently planning one about all the crazy things my 2 year old daughter says.
Seriously great stuff!!

OlesyaK said...

they are definitely the best layouts! I love your scrappy style!
hope you make more in the New year!

jj said...

Love the Hello autumn with the clever triangle background.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Loving your highlighted layouts! As always, love all of the neat elements, layering, and fun family photos! Sorry that I missed the card blog.....there were some awesome cards! Thanks for sharing.

christina purvis said...

Very nice layouts!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such an inspirational lineup, Ashley! Congrats on all your successes! May 2014 bring you so much more of what you love!