Friday, July 27, 2012

Winter Blog Hop :-)

Hello!  So glad you could join me and a few other ladies for our 'winter' blog hop.  Firstly I would like to  say a BIG thank you to all these lovely ladies for letting me join in on their hop.  I must admit I'm little star struck and incredibly humbled to be included in a hop with so many talented ladies, most of whom I've admired their work for many years :-)
Ok, on with the hop!  The theme is winter and there are no rules!  SO, I'm going to share a few pics, a layout and even have a little give away to celebrate my first ever blog hop!

Here is a list of where you need to go:
Kerri  <--- You are here

Winter:  For me, it is the BEST, time of year.  Yes, I'll have a whinge about the cold occasionally, but generally I love it!  Snuggling up on the couch with a mocha and good book, movie nights with the boys, rain on the tin roof, refreshing walks in the cool air... in the middle of the day (being fair the sun is my number one enemy lol).  Football is also a winter activity for us.  My eldest does Auskick, but both of my boys enjoy getting down to the oval for a kick with Mummy and Daddy :-)  And of course getting into my scrapbooking room on a wet rainy day is also SUPER nice! 

Now for my layout... I've used a photo taken at Buckley Falls, just down the road from where we live.  This is one of our favourite walking spots.  We always have a couple of toy friends come along (who often get up to all sorts of antics lol) and sometimes Daddy, Aunty Mandy or Grandma joins us too!  This layout I've used a photo of me and the boys... I don't get many photos of the boys with me in it too.

This was really quick and simple to put together.  I've used some lovely Eco Park papers, a flower and button from A Li'l Something, and I've even gotten out the ol' embossing folders and embossed some foil :-)  There is also hidden journaling in the envelope.

Finally, here is my wintery giveaway.  

It includes some of the Echo Park papers, some cardstock and a few embellies as well.  All you have to do to be in the running is leave a comment below.  Although, I would love for you to become a follower too, as it's the first time I've ever really put my blog out there... I'm a bit of a closet blogger lol.  The random winner will be picked this time next week (10am, Friday 3rd August) and I will post the winner here shortly after.

Well that's it from me.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by!  Next you need to pop over to Karen's beautiful blog.  I hope you're having a wonderful day and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!  


  1. Yay!! I'm first. What a gorgeous LO, love, love the colours your have used, and the embossing foil thats fantastic. Another blog to add to my visiting list, thanks for sharing.

  2. LOL at the photo of Woody! Too cute. Love your layout Kerri it's just gorgeous :)

  3. What a gorgeous layout - loving your wintery photos

  4. A great wintery page, congratulations on your first blog hop Well done.

  5. Oh so happy to see I am not the only one in the blog hop who succumbs to standing by the sidelines on a cold winters morning! Gorgeous layout too Kerri ....!

    xx Marcia

  6. Gorgeous layout, love the use of the envelope. Woody! what a crack up!
    Am following along now too :)

  7. oooh I didn't notice the embossed foil on my first look. Love the wintry colours, just gorgeous :).

  8. What a wonderful wintery page!! The embossed foil looks great!!

  9. Loving all the pics, Never been part of a blog hop great to be able to visit new places.

  10. Cool layout Kerri, love the envelope.

  11. Love that envelope on your LO looks brill, especially with the embossing...& I love hoe you've set out your photos in that 'frame'....looks great...& great op...fab idea:):):)

  12. like the embossing on the envelope like that ... and using the wee red flower on your journalling tag truly makes it pop.