Friday, December 13, 2013

Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop

Hi friends!  Today, I'm super excited to be back with my friends at Lawnscaping for the Lawnscaping Winter Blog Hop!  You should be coming here from Samantha M.'s Blog, if not hop on back to the Lawnscaping Blog to start the hop.  Don't forget to leave comments at each stop to win one of the prizes for our sponsors!  You can find info on the prizes and sponsors on the Lawnscaping Blog.  You have until Sunday Dec 15 at 11:59pm EST to leave your comments.  Winners will be drawn at random.

To be perfectly honest with you, I haven't been feeling well for the last week and I've been in and out of the doctor's office.  I was hoping to make more items but I just couldn't.  This one simple card took me forever.

On my card, I used Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Snow.  I love penguins!  I'm not sure if I've ever shared that on my blog.  They are my favorite animals (all year round.)  I also used a speech bubble from Lawn Fawn's A Birdie Told Me.  I used my brand new American Crafts Peppermint Express.  After I put my papers together, I decided that they were too busy but I didn't want to start over.  I used a technique that I've seen on my friend Marie's blog.  She sometimes puts her patterned paper inside a Whisker Graphics Glassine Bag and it mutes the pattern.  I used one of the Glassine Bags to wrap up my panel.  I finished this card with a little of the new Silver Metallic Divine Twine and some Stickles in Crystal on my igloo.
Next up on your hop is Elena J.  Don't forget to leave a comment before you go so you can be entered to win one of the prizes!  Also, in the spirit of the holidays I'm going to pick a random commenter to get a small sampling of the new Whisker Graphics Silver Metallic Divine Twine.  :)      

135 comments:

Elena said...

Such a sweet card!

~amy~ said...

Hope that you're feeling better chickie! Your card is stinkin' cute.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Hee hee!! How adorable! Very pretty card layout and background!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

Love the winter feel of this card! Can't go wrong with penguins! So cute!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my this is adorable!! First, I love penguins, I also love the vellum overlay on your background for an extra frosty effect!! Love how you've combined those two sentiments together too! :) Thanks for sharing!

Tami B. said...

You can't go wrong w/ penguins, very cute.

Pops world said...

pretty idea the background so "shaded"!!

Laurel said...

HE HE. Cute! Love the penguins and custom sentiment.

Kimberly Rendino said...

Cool technique with the glassine bag. Super cute card.

Kate said...

Cute card. The glassine paper really adds a great effect :)
Kate xx

jenn shurkus said...

such a cute card :) hope you feel better soon! happy to have you on the hop!!

Aida said...

Those penguins are just adorable, thanks so much for sharing and the inspiration! I am sick too bty....we can get through this!! Lots of Orange Juice on my end!!

Grá O'Neill said...

Beautiful card, love the glassine bag effect :)

Danielle said...

cute card love those penguins!

Maja said...

cool card :)

Sandra Rieder said...

Cute card. Thanks for sharing. Hope you get better soon!

Christiana said...

This is so so cute! Love your frosty little scene!

Henriëtte said...

Very cool card! ;)

Julia Altermann said...

Awesome technique with the glassine bag. Really give the background an interesting feel and makes it less busy.

Dhivya Rajasekhar said...

The background is so wow.. Love it...

Judith said...

Great frosty look!!!

Lagene said...

What a great idea to use the glassene bag to create a foggy winter day!

Crafters Guild Sisters said...

This is so sweet. Love the background!

Janis said...

Love the effect of putting the patterned paper in the glassine bag. So magical!!! The penguins are adorable. Your card turned out wonderful, despite you not feeling well. Hugs and prayers for a quick path back to health!

How lovely of you to offer us a sweet bit of blog candy!!! You did not try to coerce us into becoming followers in order to be eligible (which I GREATLY appreciate), but I am a brand-new follower by Google Friend, nonetheless. Yippee!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Sandra said...

cute - love the background!
Sandra ltb

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Love the wintery feel of this card.

*Alison* said...

I love that you used vellum to tone down the background and add a winter feel..
Hope you have a Merry CHRISTmas!! Hugs -Ali

Sabina Bjerre said...

lovely winter card!

Annamarie Jones said...

Cute card! Those penguins are adorable!

Kailash said...

The vellum adds such a cozy feel to the design, sweet!!

Dawn F said...

like the whole bag thing!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Cool velum layer and such a sweet card!

AmandineC said...

They look quite nice these penguins ! LOL
Thank you to give us the chance to gain a batch !

Heather (goldiecar) said...

Cute card!! Was a pleasure creating alongside of you today!

Kim Heggins said...

Adorable.

Denise Goeldner said...

Such a fun card, these penguins are adorable hugs xx

Nikki said...

Very, very sweet, what a fun card!

Samantha Casey said...

Adorable card! I love the snowy background! The glittery igloo is so much fun!
-Samantha

Julie C. said...

I love the frosty background and this card is so cute! ^_^

Bethany Lau said...

Great card! I love the Penguins!

Lizzy C said...

Love the effect of muting the patterned paper! And those penguins are just too cute! Hope you're feeling better today :)

WitchyFingers said...

Love how you've muted the background, I've used a layer of white tissue paper in the past to get the same effect, will have to try your technique, thanks for sharing.

Diane Stricker said...

Cute card.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Penguins & the scene you've created.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nancy Thomas said...

Super cute card - the glassine over the background is a great touch.

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a cute card!!! I just love the background and how the images stand out on it...perfect card for winter :)

Samantha Mann said...

i'm so sorry you're not feeling well! i hope you feel better soon!! your card, by the way, is amazing!! i love the background! and those penguins are just too cute!! i love their glittery igloo!! ha ha!

Jayell said...

Great effect with the glassine bag. And I love the penguins too

Tracey McNeely said...

Ashley I love those little guys and their sweet house. Excellent design.

Janet Ireland said...

So cute! The glassine adds to the snowy goodness. Hope you feel better soon!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is sooo cute!!

Angela Meuse said...

Love the sparkles on the igloo!

Amy Lou said...

So cute. I like the snowflakes behind the vellum.

Heidi said...

Cute card and might I add you're as cool as your penquins!

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow I have never seen this technique before but I love the soft feel it creates.

JanLee said...

I think you are cool! Great card!

Judy Tuck said...

Great background technique. The penguins are adorable.

kellyh2034 said...

Love the snowflake background!

Niki G said...

Ashley this is sooo cute! Love the vellum over the snowflakes.

Joyce said...

Great background and those penguins are so darling.

CynLiRawr said...

such a cute card i love it

Kathy W said...

Very cute. Thanks for the glassine bag tip.

Vanessa Middleton said...

Wicked cute, Ashley. Now if only I would USE some of my stuff. :P Hope they figure out what's wrong and you're feeling better soon. xo

Pam T. said...

Super cute card!!!!!

Shannon Martel said...

So Cute, love the background!

Amanda said...

I really like how you used a glassine bag to soften the background and make it look snowy! Great card!

Jan said...

I am sorry that you haven't been feeling well...no fun! But your card is awesome! I love penguins too! I like the technique you used to soften the patterned paper!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! I love the sparkle on the igloo and the glassine bag. Hang in there Ashley!

Allison P said...

Beautiful card! Awesome technique you used with the glassine bag - it makes your scene feel so wintry and festive! That sparkling igloo is just perfect!

Jennifer J said...

Cute card!! I love the scene you created :) Thanks for sharing

Andrea Garland said...

Using a glassine bag is a very clever idea, love how you used the stickles and the twine. Very cute card.

Little Yellow Birdie said...

I love the bag over the pattern, that is a great idea. I sometimes hate the way a pattern will overtake the main image and am looking for ways to tone it down; this is just perfect.

Sonia White said...

This is so cute. Love the penguins. Hope you feel better soon and can get back to crafting!

Jeanie said...

Cute.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

what a cute card!

Magmom3nsa said...

Liked the idea of the bag over the pattern. Hope you are on the mend soon!

Melfina said...

Your card is beautiful and the background effect looks absolutely great!!! Hope you get better soon! Thank you for sharing!!!

sumo said...

This is so cool! ;) Feel better!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love this card....It truly looks cold!!

Sabine said...

So sweet! Great background! Thank you for sharing :)

Heidi said...

I have never heard of using a glassine bag to mute patterned paper - what a GREAT idea! Super cute card.

Phi said...

great idea with the glassine bag. Beautiful soft effect.

Lee said...

Love the card - super perfect background!

Fifi said...

These penguins look so striking on this card, they're so cute

Cara said...

You're cool too!

mariangel said...

i love the color combination those penguins just popped from the scene congrats

Nadège said...

Absolutely adorable! I love every detail of your card!

Amy Fillmore said...

Adorable! I love the background!!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Cute card - love the frosty background!

Stephanie Klimm said...

Love the sentiment and background!

Maia Ink by Anya Lynet said...

Penguins are my favorite too! Awesome card!

D- said...

Your card is so cute. TFS.
Hope you feel better real soon.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

cghundley said...

So cute and I
like the glitter
on the igloo.
Thanks for the
idea with the bag.
Carla from Utah

grammypat said...

Love than " Hello Dearie"
Ashley is so happy and cheery

Traci said...

I like the technique you used to soften the background. I've had same effect with vellum too.

ionabunny said...

Great technique with the glassine bag. Makes it look frosty

Shaughn Woodruff said...

So..so cute! My favorites are the penguins! They are adorable!

AGohl said...

What a neat idea, never would have thought of that!

Brenda in IN said...

The glassine bag is new to me but a great idea. It makes a softer look to your background. Love the penquins.

nancy said...

I have never heard of using a glassine bag to mute colors but it looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Lezlye Lauterbach said...

adorable!

Carmen M. said...

Elena, What a great card... Love the idea of the bag to mute the colors and soften the background.

Marie said...

The glassine works perfectly! Hope you are feeling better.

Celine Blacow said...

Love even that!!!!

Sue D said...

Very cute and I like how you muted the background.

Debra said...

So very sweet...thank you for the inspirations.

Jess Stonestrom said...

Love it - so cute

Emily Lauritzen said...

I agree, penguins are adorable all year long! Love the idea of using a glassine bag to mute your paper! <3

NatQuebec said...

It's adorable !

Barbara said...

This is really cute and to quote your sentiment, "very cool".

Karen Weingartner said...

So fun! Love the penguins!

Kris Van Allen said...

Great idea with the paper and the envelope!

paperandflair said...

I love penguins too, they look like they're always having fun. Thanks for the great tip about the glassine bag, I think I need to try that out soon.

Janeen said...

I like the soft look over the fun images

JoanieB said...

Sorry your not feeling well, but your talent is shining thru! Cute card.

Chark said...

feel better soon! love the glasine bag idea.

Debbie said...

great image with the sentiment
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Carol Perry said...

Hope you feel better before the holidays. Really cute card.

Mary T said...

Glassine was very clever! So cool ;)
Feel better and Merry Christmas

Charity Chamberlain said...

SUPERB! So cute!

Rachel W K said...

cute snowy scene! the glassine bag is a really cool idea, love the effect it gave your card

Lisa aka Myran said...

Awww, this card is so cute!

la fra(ncarella) said...

Love the shiny igloo!

Lisa Westervelt said...

I just adore these penguins - so much that I also used them on my card! Cool use of the glassine bag, I'll have to remember that!

Olessya K said...

Love the glassine bag idea, thanks for sharing!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Ashley - love the vellum :)

Sarah Scales said...

the muted background is a great idea. great card

Denacline88 said...

Great Hop Love the projects everyone has made for it.

Tracy said...

Very pretty card! I love the subtle background!

lenny said...

Funny Winter card! Love the little scene that you created!
Fun sentiment too! :)

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