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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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!

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

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  6. pretty idea the background so "shaded"!!

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

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  8. Cool technique with the glassine bag. Super cute card.

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

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

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  11. 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!!

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  12. Beautiful card, love the glassine bag effect :)

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

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

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

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

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  17. 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

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  18. cute - love the background!
    Sandra ltb

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

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  20. Cute card! Those penguins are adorable!

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

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  22. Cool velum layer and such a sweet card!

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

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

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  25. Such a fun card, these penguins are adorable hugs xx

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  26. Very, very sweet, what a fun card!

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

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

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

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  30. 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.

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

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

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

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  34. 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!

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

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

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

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  38. So cute. I like the snowflakes behind the vellum.

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

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

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  41. I think you are cool! Great card!

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  42. Great background technique. The penguins are adorable.

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

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  44. Great background and those penguins are so darling.

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  45. Very cute. Thanks for the glassine bag tip.

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  46. 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

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

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  48. 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!

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

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  50. 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!

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

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

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  53. 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.

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

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

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

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  57. This is so cool! ;) Feel better!

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

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

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

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  61. great idea with the glassine bag. Beautiful soft effect.

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  62. Love the card - super perfect background!

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

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

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  65. Absolutely adorable! I love every detail of your card!

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  66. Penguins are my favorite too! Awesome card!

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

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

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

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

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  71. Great technique with the glassine bag. Makes it look frosty

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

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

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

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

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

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  77. The glassine works perfectly! Hope you are feeling better.

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  78. Very cute and I like how you muted the background.

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

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

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

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  82. Great idea with the paper and the envelope!

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  83. 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.

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  84. I like the soft look over the fun images

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

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  86. feel better soon! love the glasine bag idea.

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  87. great image with the sentiment
    upnurse at aol dot com

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

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

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

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  91. 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!

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  92. Love the glassine bag idea, thanks for sharing!

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  93. Gorgeous card Ashley - love the vellum :)

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  94. the muted background is a great idea. great card

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  95. Great Hop Love the projects everyone has made for it.

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  96. Very pretty card! I love the subtle background!

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

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