Saturday, November 12, 2011

Anything But A Card Blogaversary Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog and the Anything But A Card Blogaversary Blog Hop!  I'm so glad you could join us.

Ashley here and I will be your hostess for this rockin blog hop.

I am joined by 17 fabulous ladies to help me celebrate my 1st anniversary of having my blog.  I have grown in so many ways and I am inspired everyday by everyone on Blogger, Facebook and You Tube to keep on creating.  I can't believe it's been a year!

I decided that this hop will have a theme of Anything But A Card so sit back and be inspired!

Here is the full lineup...

I wanted to show everyone what my first picture was when I started this blog....

The diaper cake and stork bundle were created a few months prior to the blog being created but it was my very first picture that was uploaded to my blog.

I also wanted to share my one of my favorite anything but a card projects.

This project actually sparked my idea to have an Anything But A Card theme.

On to my hop projects....
Paper is from DCWV Street Lace
Embellishments are Recollections
Stamp is from K.Andrew Designs Fashionable Friends stamp set

Lindy Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist Ink Pot in VanDyke Sepia Walnut
Tim Holtz Philosophy Tag
Lace is from MB's Treasurista
Embellishments are Recollections
Stick pin is a pin from a Stick Pin Swap over at Creating The Crafty Life

Here is the top view...

I have some amazing sponsors.  The list is listed below as well as the requirements to be eligible to win.

Decade Of Scraps-bracelet

*Must "like" her Facebook page-Facebook
*Must follow her blog-Blog

MB's Treasurista-$10 gift certificate to her zibbet store

*Must "like" her Facebook page-Facebook
*Must follow her blog-Blog

Pink Cat Studio-5 digi images

*Must "like" Pink Cat Studio on Facebook-Facebook and tell them I sent you

Getting Cricky K. Andrew Designs-Positive Thoughts stamp set

*Must "like" K. Andrew Designs:  Getting Cricky Facebook page-Facebook and tell Kristal I sent you
*Must follow her blog-Blog

Scrap Of Art Designs-packs of flowers

*Must "like" her Facebook page-Facebook
*Must be a follow her blog-Blog

For my grand prize...
This prize is all together but there is more than one thing.  The first is a $20 gift card to their choice of either Michaels, Joanns or AC Moore.  The second is a Lindy Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Mist Green Label.  And the third is a custom made photo holder (the clothes pin will be made after I have spoken to the winner and got their likes and preferences).  To win...
1.  Must be a follower of all stops in the hop
2.  Must comment on all blogs
I will use Random. org and announce all winners on Tuesday, November 15th.

I am also having a MyMemories Software giveaway.  To be taken to that page, click here.

Thank you so much for joining us today and I hope you enjoy the hop and get inspired!

Head off to my fabulous friend Ellen at Card Monkey!


Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

OH, what cute projects, Ashley!! You didn't give much info on that ADORABLE bustier/lacy headless mannequin ... drawing a blank, what is it called!? ... anywhooo, how tall is it? Did you find the piece, paint it black, or have to assemble it yourself? I never have seen anything like it and it is SUPER sweet!! I'm also partial to your very first pic, the diaper cake. SO nicely done. I've enjoyed your blog since I think around it's inception, and following you back east to my neck of the woods. LET'S GET TOGETHER in the New Year!! Can't Wait!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Lynne said...

Loved seeing all of your projects!!! This is a great hop and I am sew proud to be part of it!
Hugs and Love
Her Craftiness

Liz said...

I have to admit your hops are the most I love your box, it is gorgeous!!! I love the flower ;)

Very classy!!!


bluecrayons said...

ashley your projects are gorgeous. love them and you. thanks for allowing us to follow toy.

craftingwithblue @

V said...

This is great Ashley, I am having so much fun hoppin'. i love seeing your first bog projects. and your box'z are beautiful. I am a faithful follower and you inspire me with all the things to see from the blogs.

theminiscrapper said...

Love your projects..TFS

kbgirlygirl said...

I love your projects Ash!!! The clothespin is adorable and the box is gorgeous!! Thanks for inviting me to participate in this hop!!

Much love and hugs,
Leslie :)

Scrappin' Sista said...

I love all your projects. Your dress form is gorgeous. My silly self didn't realize it wasn't a digital image until this hop. LOL!!! Great job. I'm so glad to be a part of this hop. Thanks for the opportunity. Scrappy hugs!!!

askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

Sandi said...

Ashley - wow you've been busy! All of your creations are awesome. I have done all of the requirements.
♥ Sandi
afunnyladynj at gmail dot com

ScrappinT said...

What wonderful projects! Congrats on your blogaversary! Thank you for asking me to be part of it!

Randee said...

What a cute idea!!!Love the idea that it could be girly'd up or down. TFS & for this FAB hop. I am truly enjoying myself!!!! ChelleBee
PS, New follower, u r very creative!!!!

lindaplus3 said...

you have such wonderful projects... very anxious to do this hop :) kindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

already a follower :)

Vicki said...

Great projects. I like the box the best - just gorgeous. I've followed and liked all the sponsors too. Thanks for hosting the hop.

vwilson577 at

mamawcindy said...

Happy 1st Anniversary of your Blog Ashley! You have come so far in just one year. I Love your Projects! Your so Creative! I'm going to have to make one of those Big Clothes Pins. I just finished the Hop. Everyone's Projects were Amazing! Seen a few things that I have GOT to try.
Was already a follower of most of the blogs. But was nice to find some new ones to follow. Thank You Ashley for the chance to win! :0)
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

ScrapMyWay said...

Ashley your hop projects are not only beautifully crafted but the diaper cake is super useful. I love the black mannequin and the box is charming. The lace really looks pretty and the stick pin finished it off!
Happy blogaversary & I hope when I get BIG, only at about 4 months old) I can be JUST LIKE YOU!!! Thanks for always being an inspiration.
Creative wishes, Claire

Rhonda said...

Ashley, I enjoyed viewing the photos of you project. My favorite here is the diaper cake and stork. I have a niece that is due in March and I am going to attempt one. Wish me luck. Also, congratulations to your first year. Best of wishes for the following years to come. Thanks for sharing your talent.


sweetnothingspaperco said...

Ashley your projects are wonderful! It's nice to see your first picture on your blog. It's interesting to see what you made a year ago :)
You've inspired me! I'm thinking I'll alter a clothes pin too! Yours is beautiful!
Hugs, Lina

Misty said...

I love all the creations ashley. I have to get that gorgeous flower!!! Congrats on one year!!! I hope there are the next one brings lots of happiness to you!!! :)

Laura (tweetyb) said...

So pretty!!! Love it!
♥ Laura ♥

SueNJ said...

Ashley, all of your projects are just fabulous. I love them all. I am love the frills and bling. Thanks for organizing this wonderful hop. So glad we are hopping together.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B
suenj99 at yahoo dot com

Patricia said...

Great projects! Happy Blogaversary! I'm a little late to the hop, but I'm on my way now! LOL Hop, hop, hop. :)

lorby said...

I love your box. You did a wonderful job on it. I have a box similar to that I bought and need to do something with. Hmm. Jearise in Lorby's World at jearise at gmail . com

Zenita Smith said...

Absolutely love those pieces!! The clothespin is a great idea! Thank you for sharing and hosting this fab blog hop!

Debc06 said...

Congratulations on your blogaversary love your site and am itching to start the hop.
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

joydee1963 said...

Great projects! love them all!!!! I am a follower.I don't do Fb.joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Fabulous projects! So creative, thanks for the inspiration!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

kim.scrapper said...

Great projects, off to make my way along the hop, thanks for all the awesome giveaways, Hugz...Kim (

Liz said...

love your projects !!

Honeybearz Designs said...

Ashley I love all your projects and thank you so much for letting me be a part of this hop with you. I really appreciate it. I love the diaper cake it is so cute. I did one for my grandsons baby shower they are A LOT of fun to make. Thanks again for sharing all your wonderful projects.