Friday, July 8, 2011

Frosted Designs Birthday Blog Hop...

Hi Everyone!  There is a lot of fun going on at Frosted Designs this week!  Not only is there a new Fabulous Friday Challenge but we are also having a First Birthday Ice Cream on the Beach Blog Hop!  

First the challenge......this time around your challenge is to create a layout, card or project with this scrapbooking recipe...."Ribbon/fancy trim, charm, pearls/rhinestones".  Make sure you link up your projects so I can check them out and so you are in for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

I chose to make a layout with these pictures of my boys on the beach.  It was late afternoon and the sun had dipped down over the hills creating such pretty colors in the sky.  Now, June here in New Zealand is winter but to my boys the beach is most enjoyable when you can get in the water.   It doesn't seem to bother them that the air temperature was only 58*, making the water MUCH colder than that due to NZ only being 1900 miles from Antartica!  Brrr....brrrr....brrrr...  No matter the season, they love the ocean!

Now, onto the blog hop!!  Its been a year since Barb, Diana, and Debbie took over the Frosted Designs Blog so its a Birthday Blog Hop!  

Happy One Year Gals!!! 

In honor of this birthday, they have put together a Designer blog hop.  Each designer has answered a scrapbooking question on their blog.  To be elegible for a prize, hop to each blog, gather the answer, and then email them to

Simple as that!  In this post, you will find a link to all the Gals participating with the hop.  And a couple links to the Frosted Designs blog, just in case you get lost along the way!  :)  You should have just arrived from Amanda and are now headed to Ann's blog.  Don't forget to gather your answers!  :)

Here is my question and my answer to it.  

***What's the longest you've gone without scrapping?***
The longest I have been without scrapping is when we moved from Kansas to New Zealand.  We flew here on June 1, 2010 and our container with all our belongings didn't arrive until July 7th.  Just over a month without scrapbooking!!  It just about did me in.  :)  Now I scrapbook at least every other day, if not do something every day.  It might be organize or rearrange in my scrap room or work on a project.

Now onto the blogs!!  Happy Hopping!

Frosted Designs
 1. Barb
 2. Diana
 3. Lori
 4. Andrea
 5. Kissina
 6. Barb O.
 7. Krisitin
 9. Amanda
10. Lydia (You are Here!)
11. Ann
12. Angela
13. Eli
14. Melissa
15. Karin
16. Debbie Bakk
17. Jessica
18. Libbeti
Frosted Designs 

Make sure you link up your project for this week's challenge to the Frosted Designs blog and gather all your answers.  You have until July 11th to gather and email your answers to Diana.  Winners will be posted on July 12th on the Frosted Designs blog.  Good luck!!!


  1. Awesome Lydia!! Lovin those white dots!!!

  2. Love the colours that you have used Lydia.

    Not only do I love the LO, but the photo are amazing, they are just prefect


  3. Lydia this beach layout is beautiful. First time I have seen one done in all blue like this, its very relaxing. The photos are fabulous.

    Smiles Sher

  4. Wonderful LO and I love the buble wrap stamping on your background! Nice to meet a fellow Kansan scrapbooker!

  5. Lydia,
    I love the blue and the lace. They match your photos perfectly!

  6. The page is just lovely. Love the stamped dots and lace.

    Wow a month without scrapbook is pretty hard! The long I have been with scrapping has when my second child was born. I couldn't scrap for a little over two months.


  7. Thanks for this blog hop!!!
    Hi Gio'
    The LO is fantastic!!!!

  8. I love your lo Lydia and those are some really great photos!


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