Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Birthday Blog Hop

Hello Everyone!!! I hope you all had an awesome New Year! This year I decided as part of my resolution is going to be to keep up on my Scrapbook Layouts and start making cards for the holidays now so that I have them completely done by the time they roll around. I am so far behind on my fiancĂ© and I's 2010 Scrapbook. 

So... Welcome to my Birthday Blog Hop :)!! I am 25 today and absolutely love paper crafts. I have been thinking of a blog hop that I might be able to put together and my birthday seemed like the perfect opportunity. I have some amazing and talented Women joining me today and I am so excited. So, lets get started!!!

This is my project that I made...

These are the pages I made to keep up with our 2011 Scrapbook. I used Don Juan for the font cut at 2". I used Create a Critter for the Train and all the animals. The animals are all cut out at 2 1/2" and the train at 3". I used my gypsy for the train so that I could get all the extra cars and not the Caboose. The party Hats are also cut from Create A Critter at 3". The Balloons are cut at 3", and all have the Wonderful Peachy Keen Stamps on them; From the sets Winter Characters and Basic Faces.

This Layout turned out exactly how I had pictured it in my head. 

I also made a card to go along for the hop and it turned out so good!!
I used Smiley Cards for this one, for both the cake and the card base. The stamp is one from the dollar bins and the ribbon is also from the dollar bins. 

Here is the line up for the blog hop of all these talented ladies...

There is also a little BLOG CANDY here... Just leave a comment and a way I can reach you; Please follow me if you like what you see!! 

Happy Hopping and if you get lost please come back to the list of stops!! :)


Heather said...

Happy Birthday! This is such a cute LO! Love the birthday card too!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Liset Villarino said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! that layout is amazing I love it!

Thanks for sharing,

- - Sheryl - - said...

Happy Birthday - it's my dad's as well.
Adorable LO and card -

luv2scrap44 at yahoo dot com

Libby Beach said...

Happy Birthday Ashely!! I'm your newest follower and just love your blog :) And that Party Animal train layout is THE cutest layout I've seen to date! :) I just love it :)

forpahl5 said...

These are adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Happy Birthday!
forpahl5 at gmail dot com

Created By Renae said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Love the scrapbook L.O. That is something I need to get going on I have so many photos in boxes!!
Have a great day!

Craftyhomemade said...

Happy Birthday. Your layout is beautiful, thanks for share.


Abby said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Thanks for asking me to be part of your hop and I have to say I love your LO!!!!!!! and the card is just soooo cute!!!!!!!!!

CheckerBeads said...

Happy Birthday!
Love your layout- perfect for birthdays!

thechecker@gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Your layout is absolutely adorable!! And I love the card. Great shape! Thanks for hosting such a great hop. Happy Birthday!!


pinkyswr said...

very cute, love it!!! Happy Birthday!!

pinkyswrdawn at hotmail dot com

scrappinmomma said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! your layout and card are amazing I love them.


Kathy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have an awesome day. Love your lay out.
mskathywmu4 at cox dot net

My time to scrap !!! :-} said...

Super cute
loving every bit

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday !

Layout is SO cute. Love the card too.

vwilson577 at yahoo dot com

DonnaS said...

Happy Birthday, The card is so cute but the layout is super. I don't do too much scrapbooking but that looks like fun

Pat N. said...

Hi Ashley, adorable layout. Really cute and the card too. I'll follow you. Please visit my blog too when you have a chance, and follow me if you like. I'm new at this and it's real exciting when I get a new follower! Thanks. And thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Anonymous said...

i am so glad i found your site!!! i too am behind in layouts and out of inspiration, so you are helping get my mojo back. thanks for the opportunity to win something, can't wait to see what fantastic ideas you come up with in the new year.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday:) Mine is tomorrow!! Have a blessed day:) Mollie L (annaandjuliesmommie@hotmail.com)

Debc06 said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful day. These cards are darling.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on your guest designer spot!! How exciting! I love the layout and card you created and your design team submission is adorable too. Good luck with that. I would enter it myself except that I have not created a blog yet.

lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

McVic said...

HAPPY Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day, I love your layouts they are adorable!

Kimberly said...

Way cool, love the animals so adorable. Thanks for sharing. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

candy looks awesome too!!! ha ha
Happy Birthday Wishes!

Tanya said...

Love your layout! It turned out super cute, same with your card!!

Happy Birthday!
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Aimee said...

Your animal train is absolutely adorable! I'm now a follower.

Dana said...

Beautiful layout and card! They turned out amazing!


Jannie said...

Lang zal je leven,lang zal je leven, lang zal je leven in de gloria, in de gloria, in de gloria!!

That is Happy Birthday in Dutch!!!!

Hope you have a great one!

Sheree said...

Happy Birthday! I have been in the birthday mood lately altho my birthday isnt until April! What a cute layout and card. My new years resolution is to make layouts this year. I have become a follower and cannot wait to see what other projects you make in the future. Thank you for the chance to win!

mylambboys said...

Happy Birthday! Love the layout..the train animals are adorable. Nice birthday card as well. Thank you for the chance to win!


Becky Dunham said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! How sweet of you to give us treats for your birthday! I love your cards. I also love your goal of starting on holiday cards now- mind if I adopt that goal? I hope you have a fabulous day. I think I am a follower already, but if not I will be.

Reneeleeak said...

Happy Birthday To You! ♪♫♪♫♪♫
Your layouts are so adorable. CAC is so fun and your card is so sweet. I love the cakes cute little face.
Hope you are feeling better for your birthday!

Have a Great Birthday!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Court said...

Happy birthday! And SO cute! I am happy to be hoppin' with you! :)

joeygirl86 said...

OMG that LO is so darn cute! Happy bday! I just turned 25 too! ugh..I'm getting old! lol..anyhoo your LO is the cutest thing ever! love those lil' critters! :)

Cheryl said...

OMG!! Love that train with all the critters.

Creative Crafting said...

Happy birthday Ashley I love the layout and the card they are so cute!


Anna said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Lots of awesome people are born in Jan. :) Love the layout and the card. I can't wait to learn how to use my cricut expression and gypsy. Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Dawn said...

love the lo and card. Happy Birthday. have a great fun day.

Runnergirl Creations said...

Happy Birthday! Love your layouts & cards! Thanks for the hop! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, I just so happen to find you. Love your work. Looking forward to seeing more. I am going to follow your hop now. this is the first time, I've ever done this.
wolfescrappers at aol dot com

Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love the layout on this. I am all for the animals. They are very cute....

Here's to many many more birthdays
Happiest of wishes to you.

Claudia said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun layout. TFS and Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!
claudiamatzke at hotmail dot com

the cricutologist said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!!!! Love your LO and card! I am a follower will you come follow my blog too?

BunnyFreak said...

Adorable page. Create a critter seems like a great cartridge.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Ashley! Your the same age as my oldest daughter!
I just Love you LO and your card is just too Cute:)
kfordyce6638 at gmail dot com

Shawnee said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!! I love your layout! I haven't seen the Don Juan cartridge. I will have to look for it. I hope you have a blessed and wonderful birthday!
What a wonderful way to celebrate!!

Scrap'n Yamma said...

Your layout and card are awesome! Thank you for sharing!! Happy Birthday! gikinney1@gmail.com

Adrian said...

Congrats! Happy birthday 2 U!


Lesley from WI said...

Happy Birthday!! Love both projects. The animals on the LO are adorable. That is one thing I am trying to do this year also is LOs. I am so far behind.

Maria said...

Happy Birthday!!! Super cute layout and card! TFS

kathlee said...

Have a wonderful birthday Ashley. I hope this coming year brings you great things! Love yourLO and card. Very cute., Just ordered Create a Critter....can't wait to get my hands on it! TFS!!

Ash said...

Wonderful job on your create a critter scrap book layout!!!! It's so stinkin' cute!!!! I look forward to your future projects.


Tracy said...

Hey, Bestie!!! Like you didn't know...as if I wasn't there while you were making these...AWESOME! Love these projects! Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TOO!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday:) your layout was so super cute and I loved ur card. Thanks for sharing.
Monica L.
monita23 at ca dot rr dot com

Aimee said...

Happy birthday!! I love your card too! I haven't used Smiley cards yet but thank you for giving me ideas!

aw62101 at hotmail dot com

A Scrap Above said...

***~Happy 25th Birthday~***

Amazing, I love your LO, and this is such a fun LO for 2011!
Good luck on your crafting this year!
I am already a follower of your blog
TFS and a chance to win
Bonnie C

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday and I LOVE your layout and card

Carina said...

Happy Birthday, i love the layout
I am now a Follower

Javanah said...

Happy Birthday. Both the layout and card are really cute. You've done a fantastic job!

jenni said...

Darling LO! I love the little amimals! Thanks for sponsoring this darling blog hop! Have a happy, happy birthday!

AJoy said...

Ashley, Thanks again for asking me to join!

Great project. I think I need a train now too!


craftaholic said...

Adorable LO!! TFS and Happy Happy Birthday!!! I am a new follower and look forward to much Good Inspration from you!! TFS!!!


Jo Ann V said...

happy birthday!!!!!!! love the layout. thanks for sharing.

Carrie's Corner said...

Happy Birthday! Love the little train on your layout. It reminds me of the Precious Moments train that my MIL gave my DD while growing up.
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

Jayne said...

Happy Birthday! What an adorable layout and card!


Jillian said...

Just became a follower of your blog! I found you through the Peachy Keen blog! So happy to be a follower! Congrats on become a Peachy Keen designer - how exciting!!!


My Crafting Time said...

Super cute LO and card! Happy birthday Ashley. Thanks for the blog hop and a chance to win.

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com

Hannah said...

Happy Birthday! I *really* need to get the Create-a-Critter cart!!

Melissa said...

What nice layouts, great job!


I'm a NEW follower come and follow me
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you have an awesome day. Love your lay out.
Rebecca Minor

Barb A. said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday! Lovely layout and card! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

scrapbooknut67114 at g mail dot com

stefeni said...

Happy birthday Ashley! Love your layout out. I made a train like that but put letters on it instead of animals. Don't you just love Create a Critter?

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Elaine said...

Happy Birthday Ashley!!

I just love your page layout it is the cutest.
Really cute B-day card too.

thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

I am a new follower, looking forward to seeing more.


Amy said...

I stubbled onto your birthday blog hop thru another fellow bloggy friend who is in the hop. Happy Birthday to you!! I gotta say your layout is adorable. CAC is my all time fav!! check out my blog http://amydesigns.blogspot.com acp1981@sbcglobal.net

Charlotte said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!
Thanks for sharing such a great LO. There is so much work involved in it. It is so cute and so impressive. I hope you have had a great day.

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday, Ashley!!! :) I am so impressed that you got a layout done already! And it came out great!!! It's super cute (Create a Critter is my all-time favorite cartridge!) and so is your card!

Thank you for organizing a fun blog hop,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Sandra 365 Days Of Cricut said...

Happy Birthday!! i love your create a critter train and your happy cake card!

critterbugg365 at gmail dot com

Honeybearz Designs said...

Happy Birthday Ashely! I just love the birthday card it is so adorable with the little face on it. Thank you for sharing.

Cindylu2u said...

HAPPY 25th BIRTHDAY!!!! Your LO and cards are awesome, love the face on the cake!!

Wendy said...

Awesome job on your layouts Ashley, thanks for letting me participate and hope to work with you again in the crafting world!

Anonymous said...

Very cute layout. Totally digging it.

Rachelle said...

Ashley, I hope you had such a wonderful birthday. I love your layout, it is so cute. I just joined as a follower.

sucor said...

Glad I found your blog! Happy Birthday! Your Layout is so cute, love that critter train! Sweet card with that little face on the cake!