Friday, February 11, 2011

'Cricky Across the 50' Blog Hop!!



Hello everyone!  If you arrived from Krystal’s Kreativity then you’re in the right spot.  Isn’t she just lovely?!  If you are just joining us and would like to start from the beginning, please go to K Andrew's Getting Cricky!  You won’t want to miss a single blog-they’re all amazing!  Today we are celebrating K Andrew and her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop, across the 50 states!  Best wishes to her and her family on their journey! 

Our delightful hostess has asked us to post a little bit about the state we're representing, and then to post one of our favorite projects.  I’m representin’ good ol’ Minnesota! (Or MinneSNOWta as we call it these days)
This is Lily, my oldest daughter 'helping' shovel.  This also sums up what we've been doing for the past 3 months!

I was born and raised in this frigid state and while I love the four seasons-I could do without all the cold and snow.  I'd be happy with a winter that consisted of a thermometer that never dropped below 40 degrees and snow that arrived in time for Christmas but was melted by Valentine's Day.  No such luck, especially this year!  The 2010-2011 winter has been snowy-er than normal and arctic-like!  In the beginning of January our snow accumulation was more than the last 3 winters...plus, winter around here can go into April!  March is typically the snowiest month; however, considering the winter we've had so far, I'm doing the 'no-more-snow' dance for Mother Nature because frankly there is no room for anymore!!  Right about now is also about the time Minnesotans start to go stir-crazy because it's just too darn cold out!  When the high temperature for the day begins with a (-), you know it's going to be a rough one.  Overall, Minnesnowta Minnesota is a beautiful state with so many things to offer, to see, and to experience.  I'd highly recommend stopping by for a visit....just not in January/February/March/April.....on second thought, maybe you'd be better off waiting until June!

Because we have lots of snow, we have lots of opportunity for pictures.  I have several pictures of our blustery season already this year.  I figure if I can get them scrapped, I can pull them out in the middle of August to 'cool off!'  :)  My layout is from "Scrapbooking with Cricut" by Annie's Attic.  I LOVE this book.  It has so many great layouts that look great as they are, or changed up to fit your style.  I changed mine up slightly used different colors, did some stitching, changed the sizes, etc.  

12x12 double layout-the open blue space on the bottom of the pages will be where I put my journaling.  I'm very particular about my journal space so I always complete the page entirely before I journal.  Must be my Type-A personality :) 

The "SNOW" was cut from glitter paper and I did some stitching around the edges of the pages.
  
Sparkly!
  

Now, who wants some blog candy!?  I'm giving away some fabulous winter-type embellishments, an 8x8 DCWV glitter stack (because I. LOVE. GLITTER. and I think others should as well, ha!), and a Creative Memories white chalking ink. 
To be eligible to win you must 1) become a follower of my blog and 2) share with me your favorite wintertime activity.  That's it!  Easy peasy, right?!  I'll announce the winner on Monday, February 14th so make sure to leave your contact info so I can reach you.   

Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win a ton of different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies: Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design.   Make sure to visit ALL the blogs, as EVERY single blog will have fabulous giveaways (Cricut cartridges, paper packs, copic markers, YourStory bundle, clear stamp sets, and tons more). Each blogger was extremely generous with their own personal giveaways!!

Did I do ok for my first blog hop ever?!  It was SO much fun!!  Thanks for hoppin’ with me!

Next stop: Kathy at I Love My Crazy Life.  Enjoy! 





138 comments:

Tanya said...

WOW!!! Too cold for me!! During the winter.. we tend to stay in and play games on the Wii. Nothing like kicking my teens butts on one of their games. ;) I tend to get more crafting done during the winter as well. I'm a new follower.
Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Julie Wasson said...

thanks for letting me visit Minnesota
juliewasson@yahoo.com

Midori said...

Oooh love the blog candy. Living in Pittsburg we definately have enough snow to use all the candy.

Thanks :)

Rose said...

New follower here. I hate the snow. I am so ready for spring when I can work in my yard. Since I don't do cold weather my fav winter time activity is snuggling with my husband in front of the fire...hehe

Rose
rosemary28697@yahoo.com
http://rose-homemadecards.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

What a cute layout. My favorite winter activity??? Does staying indoors, cuddled up by the heater, dreaming of warmer days count? Because that's what I like to do in the winter. ;o)

Lisa
prettypaperprettyribbons.blogspot.com
lnorris21 at hotmail dot com

Danelle said...

Yea, as a fellow MN dweller I'm also not looking forward to March! However, it's supposed to almost 40 so it might melt off something this weekend!! :D Became a follower!
danischuelke at yahoo dot com

Cathie w said...

TFS VERY CUTE LAYOUT....WE HAD A LAYOVER HERE A FEW YEARS BACK IT WAS 7 DEGREESS....YIKESSSSS

CATHIE
SCRAPHAPPYCAT@GMAIL.COM

Clare D. said...

I love glitter, and sparkle! I am following and my favorite winter activity is shoveling (ONLY when there are small amounts mind you!) It gives me a chance to be out with the kids and have something to do while they build a fort! They also like the extra snow from the driveway. cjdempsey9 at msn dot com

Krystal said...

I totally understand how you feel about MinneSNOWta!!! HA! Coming from the hottest city in the country to the coldest state...well you get the idea. I absolutely do love love love the seasons though. My favorite time of the year is fall because of all the beautiful colors!!! The winters may be beautiful but when the high is going to be (-) something, yep, it's a bad day!

Thanks for sharing!!!

mitch1066 said...

Im a follower and buried under snow here in Ontario,Canada.Im afraid i hibernate in winter lol.Stay inside,reading,crafting!

GiGi said...

I have to agree with the temp not going below 40 and the snow as far as I am concerned can come for X-mas and leave by NEW YEARS! LOL! I am from WI...so I know what you're talking about. I love your layout..the snowflakes are beautiful. I bacame a new follower!
booger1 at tds.net

Chereazy said...

I LOVE your layout!! I was born and raised in Minnesota until I got married and moved away -- so sad, cause I miss it so much, especially the snow!! I also miss how Minnesotans are great at driving in the snow, but everywhere else I have lived, they are Terrible! Thanks so much for sharing!!

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Teela said...

LOVE your LO! I too, like the glitz and glimmering stuff! Fave winter time activity...does snuggling in front of the fire with my honey count? Cause I don't like to be cold! HA! Thanks for sharing your SNOWY cold state with us! teelayoung@hotmail.com (t-la)

Cindylu2u said...

I love your layout with all its bling!! In the winter my favorite past time is scrapping!!
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Glora said...

Awesome LO. It is so pretty. We get lots of snow in Utah too. Hugs- Glora

me(at)glorajean(dot)com

silvia said...

Hi Jenny :) I live in Chicago and my favorite winter activity is waiting for summer. Like you, I enjoy all four seasons, but they are proportionately wrong in the midwest. LOVE the page you created!!

Scrapp'n Nana said...

Thank you for sharing your state information. It is beautiful. Thank You so much for the chance to win some of these beautiful gifts plus to see a little about every state and to join some great one. also the beautiful crafts they are working on.

Sincerely
Donna Scrapp'n Nana
http://scrappnana.blogspot.com/

Beebeebabs said...

Cute layout tfs!!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful LO! I love the title especially! I love watching my little one have a snowball fight with his daddy! Thank you again!
Lisa
summer_sunset54@hotmail.com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

LOVE your layout... And i have to say i do really really really love your daughters name. My name is Lilli, and that is the norwegian way of writing Lily =) And our names are such beautiful flowers =) I am now one of your newest followers =)

Hugs from Lilli =)
l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

The Crazy Cardmaker said...

Ohhh sorry forgot my activity, got so caught up in the names =) I dont really like the winter, but if i really had to take my pick i would say taking a trip and having an open fire, some hot chocolate and just enjoying the kids having fun =)

Hugs from Lilli =)

mommyfink said...

Hmmmm...what I like best about winter....that is a hard one. Does staying inside bundled up with a nice warm cup of hot cocoa count? LOL I live right next door in WI and I HATE cold weather. :( I can't wait for spring to come along!!!!

www.snugasabugdesigns.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

Congrats on your first hop..you did great!
Living in Florida, there isn't really a "winter time" activity that we have to do..when we lived in Michigan though I used to love to get out on the snow mobile. It was always so exhilarating, and everything always looked so lovely blanketed in snow. TFS! Loved seeing your snow day Lo.
firelass51@aol.com

Lillian Child said...

Love the name Lily (grin). And what an adorable pic that is. Definitely sums up our eather this past winter season!

I am now following your blog - so VERY nice to meet you. Stop by and give me a shout sometime as I document my life here in Nebraska one post at a time.

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Dawn said...

cute pic of her shoveling snow. tyfs.

PurpleLadyBug said...

I made also the same layout!!! This is such a fun blog hop :)

kperlic@hotmail.com

Carole said...

Thank you for being part of the hop.

vickie said...

I'm a new follower and really don't envy all the snow you've had this year. I really love to watch it snow and stay snuggled inside. Thanks for sharing in the hop.

scrapbookadd@gmail.com

Creative Diva said...

Love your layout! Thanks for sharing! New follower! I love to go sledding with my family at the Mountains!
creativediva98@gmail.com
creativediva98.blogspot.com

simplybren said...

We in Georgia have had a cold winter for us...snowed 4 times though not much accumulation. I love a roaring fire and a good book in the winter, I guess you would call that my favorite winter inactivity. Cute layout (I am a follower) thanks for the chance to win!!
simplybren at hotmail dot com

Chrissy said...

It has been an unusually snowy year for us in NY-so my favorite winter activity has been...counting the days until Spring! I can't wait!!

I am also now following you.

K Andrew said...

Jenny, your project is snow-adorable! heehe!
I love the color palette--the black mats make it just pop!
Thank you so much for being in my hop Jenny--I look forward to being bloggie friends with you!

Cricky Hugs & Chirps,
K Andrew

Annel said...

my favorite winter activity is sitting by a fireplace reading a good book or working on my crafts.
Annel
pud22164@yahoo.com
http://annelsblog.blogspot.com

OmaGloria said...

Very cute layout. Around here we love making snow men and snow angels. We've had ample opportunity to do that this year.

Lana said...

My favorite winter activity is scrapbooking. I just became a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

Patti Ross said...

Great project!!! Here in Maine, we get LOTS of snow too. We enjoy everything from snowmobiling, to snowshoeing, skiing, sliding....but most of all, I love crafting with the girls during cold winter months!!!

I'm a new follower and would love to have you come visit my blog and enter in our challenge Monday...

Patti Ross
rossfam@wildblue.net
www.pattilynncreations.blogspot.com

pat said...

winter and snow baah humbug.
We have had too much snow this winter.
thanks for sharing your state.

North Star said...

Great prize!
We normally take our ATV's in the snow and ....we made a sled from an old car hood, welded a handle and hitch on it and pull it around with the ATV. You can get 4 or 5 people on it and it's a blast!
Sandy in Mo
Following.....horse pic
arabfilly at gmail.com

BunnyFreak said...

Fav winter activity is curling up with a good book, a warm drink, and a cozy blanket.
username at yahoo dot com

Sue in CT said...

Very cute LO. My favorite winter activity is sleeping. My DH says it is hibernating...LOL. I would wrap myself up in a blanket (he says it is my cocoon) and I would lay around the house and usually fall asleep a lot. (Nothing good on TV. The other thing I do is scrap but I hate the snow, cold, all of that. We also had a record breaking winter this year. Yep, I don't go out only if I have to.

Jenny said...

My favorite winter activity is watching it snow from inside :) Not a fan of cold weather.

Thanks for sharing.
Jenny
jennykingham at att dot net

Anna said...

You did awesome. I am so hooked on blog hops LOL and great layouts. BUT I don't want to go anywhere that has more snow than we do in WV LOL. I hate snow. SO my favorite winter thing is to stay inside and play with craft toys or/and computer.
I'm a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
annadowdy at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

NO Snow! I like our white stuff on the beaches of Florida. No Snow for me. Way to cold.

Sharon
rsmobley85@gmail.com

Karen said...

Very very cute project .... LOVE IT! TFS! And I am a new follower! As for fav winter activity ... sledding! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy, too! ;)
Karen


rkbmadden at hotmail dot com

Rebekah said...

My favorite wintertime activity is drinking hot cocoa! bekah.posnansky@gmail.com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Yeah, MN is too cold for me in I'm in IL near Chicago, LOL! I actually hate the winter, it's too cold but if forced to choose I would go sledding :) Love your LO! I'm a new follower and hope you will come check out my blog too!!!

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love your glittery snowflakes and wording. My fav thing is sledding down the huge hill with the kids at my in-laws!! Soooo fun. Thanks for sharing.
Patti

http://lilbitcreations.blogspot.com/

xxsquigglesxx said...

Cute layout! My favorite Winter activity is curling up on the couch with a blanket, hot chocolate and a book!

xxsquigglesxx(at)gmail(dot)com

Renae said...

You did a great job! Thanks for sharing and stay warm!

rpcrafter at gmail dot com

amayo said...

I love your word snowy-er- that just makes me smile. Your layout is beautiful. My fave thing to do is ski but with me being 9 months pregnant, I think this year would not work even if I wasn't stuck in MS
Alyssa
alyssa at mayofamily dot com

zenderzoocrew said...

I love watching it snow outside my window while scrapbooking in my nice warm room. I do enjoy watching the kids play in the snow. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
Jen from Ohio
zenderzoocrew@yahoo.com

mommahobbit said...

Horse back riding :)
Ty for sharing :)
http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/

pattyk said...

I like to make cards in the winter.Great layout thanks millierose651@aol.com

Jenny said...

My favorite winter activity is also a summer but still one of my favorite. Photography. I love the lights and shimmers in the winter!

Sherri said...

I am a new follower!!! I am from Minnesnowta also. LOL...Lived here my whole life and I love to ski in the winter time!

Love your layout!

Sherri
sherri@cwik.org

lilsweetcajun said...

New follower, new to papercrafting, LOVE it.
Thanks for sharing.

Lilsweetcajun@aol.com

Jamie said...

love your layout.. my fav part about the snow is snowball fights :D they're the best! thanks for sharing. im a new follower.
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Kristi said...

Favorite wintertime activity...staying in with warm soup!
kidshomelove@yahoo.com

Jenn said...

Your daughter is such a sweet heart! Love the layout! During the winter time I like to go ice skate, not very well I might add. Haha, TFS :)
Jenn
craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com
smile4jenn at hotmail dot com

Janice W. said...

My favorite winter activity would be sitting by the fireplace, hanging out with the family, playing board games and drinking hot chocolate.

McVic said...

Im a new follower- I love taking pictures in the snow of the kids
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

EllenM said...

AWESOME page! It's been really cold and snowy here in western new york state too but we're a hearty bunch just like you :)

The thing I like to do in the winter is stay by the woodstove and play with paper. Not very original but that's what I love!

TFS and thanks too for the chance to win your giveaway.

EllenM
EllenM361@gmail.com
http://lifeatwalnuthill.blogspot.com/

rstuck2003 said...

Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. My favorite thing to do in the winter is stay in where it's warm, drink hot chocolate and play with my new granddaughter! LOL

Melissa said...

MinneSNOWta! lol Love it!

My favorite winter activity is staying warm inside and waiting for spring!! I do not belong in Michigan! lol

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Granny said...

WOW!! Let is snow is right. We have had enough snow in Ohio, but not like you. Please keep the snow up your way. LOL I became a follower.

grannyss1@wowway.com
http://grannysscrappingplace.blogspot.com/

Helena said...

My favorite winter activity is vacationing on a warm sandy beach. I live in Maine so I too endure long, cold, snowy winters. Love your blog and your projects! Keep up the great work!
helena48@gmail.com

Josie0602 said...

This year's snow has been insane and I bet you all got it twice as bad as we did! My favorite winter activity is to stay inside by the fireplace and craft!!
www.scrappininthewoods.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Wow, thats a lot of snow! My favorite winter time activity is just seeing snow. we dont get much here in NC but when we do it is a treat.
~Sarah
craftingwithsarah.blogspot.com
craftingwithsarah@gmail.com

doverdi said...

Great layout! My favorite winter activity is hibernating. I live in Ont, Canada & this winter we've had the snow dumped on us. TFS!

Dusti said...

Hi Jenny, thanks for sharing info on Minn. I would love to visit there one day. My favorite winter time activity is to snuggle in a warm blanket in front of the fireplace.

Your layout is awesome.

I do follow you
Thank for the opportunity to win.

Have a great day
Hugs
Dusti
dusti@scrappinwithcricut.com
http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com

AmyJRockstar said...

I spent a lot of good childhood summers in MN and love it there. Beautiful state and I hope to come back again. Was there last year in a blizzard heading to Wisconsin, but that's not my idea of "visiting" Minnesota. LOL TFS and love your project! My favorite wintertime activity is staying in the house, warm, cuddled up with a book, hubby and the dogs. LOL I have fibro so the cold kills me and I don't do wintertime activities anymore. That's just fine with me though, but I do miss tubing down a good ol hill. That was always fun!
XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Angela said...

My favorite winter activity is to stay inside!!! Don't like the cold or the snow and we sure have plenty this year with the blizzard!! I am a new follower! TFS your wonderful LO!
lauermaa at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

I don't much like the winter so I stay inside and mostly scrapbook or read. LOL!

lisarup1@aol.com

Mariam said...

The pic of your daughter with the shovel is SO SO SO cute!!! I love the layout! My sis lives in Minneapolis and she laughs at me when i complain about 'all' the snow we have gotten here in MD LOL!

Debbi said...

Ha! Ha! MinneSNOWta--that's funny!! As I'm from snowy WI, I can totally relate. We've had a LOT of sub-zero temps this winter. BRRRR! My favorite winter activity is to cuddle inside with a cuppa coffee and a great book, LOL.
I'm a follower.
*smiles*
debbi
hockman1 at sbcglobal dot net

mse006 said...

being a louisiana girl i only remember snow on RARE occasions!!! my favorite winter time activity is snuggling up with a blanket, a good cup of hot chocolate, and relaxing!!! but when it snows I HAVE TO PLAY!!!!!! thanks for sharing, I enjoyed your blog and am now a follower! mse006atyahoodotcom

Kristin said...

I am a new follower! My favorite winter activitiy is skiing ~ but I enjoy the warm weather better ~ I live in the Ocean State!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

My favorite winter activity is getting snowed in. I love to watch all the snow fall and then take photos afterwards! Love your layout--I just think those are great colors for winter pages.
I'm a new follower.
Stephanie
scrapadelic@gmail.com

kathy said...

i guess my favorite winter activity would have to be sipping hot chocolate with the mister! thanks for sharing your artwork....minnesnowta looks way too cold for this girl!
i'm a new follower!

Minta's Creations said...

My favorite winter activity is crafting and keeping warm and snuggling with the kids and eating popcorn and watching a movie.
Minta

mintab@gmail.com
http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

missleyden said...

Sounds just like Massachusetts..too much snow, which I don't like at all. My favorite activity in the winter would have to be staying inside and watching my kids play outside in the snow. TFS.

alohalisa said...

Thanks for sharing! I think my favorite winter activity is scrapbooking! As we live in a tourist town and the summer is all about boating! So in the winter, I have much more time to enjoy my passion!
I am a new follower!
lisa_williamson2004 @ yahoo dot com

ReinasMomma said...

Thanks for sharing! I definitely hear ya about the snow- we've had more in Kansas so far than we've had in a long time too. Favorite winter time activity? Watching the snow melt! I'm not a fan of snow at all- or extreme cold! But I do have to admit that taking pictures after the snow has finished falling- that's a good winter time activity! Became a follower. chrisbrown1973@hotmail.com

The Crafty Aunt! said...

My favorite winter activity is actually watching snow fall!! 2 weeks ago we had 30 inches of snow in 24 hours!!

Sally
opolski07@gmail.com

Trisha said...

I live in snowy upstate New York and sure can relate to the cold and snow. Sick of it already and it is by no means over yet. Your layout is very nice. I, also, have that book and like it a lot. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

sroper1 said...

love your idea

Mrs.Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing your state information. It is beautiful. Thank You so much for the chance to win some of these beautiful gifts plus to see a little about every state and to join some great one. And your beautiful crafts

MulticrafterAmy said...

Great project!
amywooten2010 at gmail dot com

MulticrafterAmy said...

My favorite winter activity is watching my kids play in the snow.

Dana said...

I'm not sure this constitutes as a wintertime activity but I love to snuggle under blankets and read a good book! I'm not a big fan of playing in snow because I absolutely HATE being cold (but it sure is pretty to watch)!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Heather said...

Great LO! My favorite winter time activity is scrapbooking! I moved south after growing up in Wisconsin! I had enough of the snow and cold!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Denise said...

Brrr. Looks super cold where you are! Your double page layout is very pretty.

Christine said...

Thanks for sharing your state with us. Nice layout!

Chris
Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com
http://pickulblog.blogspot.com/

stefeni said...

I'm really enjoying this hop. Feels like I'm actually visiting 50 states! I love snowboarding in the winter, soon to go pro...not! hahah, I'm so far from that.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Teri A said...

Love the layout being from PA I have had my fill of snow can not wait until Spring gets here love your layout
I'm a new follower
Thank you,
Teri
teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

Flair Girl said...

Your daughter is SO sweet! I love the theme-even the blog candy! Love stitching on LO's too! brynnthornburgh@gmail[dot]com

jessica said...

I feel your pain..here is WNY we are covered in snow and COLD COLD weather. Thanks for sharing your super cute layout!
Your newest follower
jessica
eschfamily@yahoo.com
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

jodi_599 said...

This blog hop has been a lot of fun. It is nice to see that you can celebrate the snow!

SpantastiKreations said...

Awesome LO. I'm with you, I'm TOTALLY over the snow.

TFS,
Erin
spantastikreations@yahoo.com

Shana said...

Love your project, always looking for new ideas. Thanks, look forward to following.

shanasewing@yahoo.com

Rockin Robin Caldwell said...

Minnesnowta??? Bwahahahaha...I feel that way too after the last snowstorm in WI a couple of weeks ago. 24 stupid inches!! I have never seen that much snow at one time in my life. I will join in that "no more snow dance"!! I have to make up a layout like that myself to do the pics I took of that storm. I am an RN and actually couldn't make it to work!! Man, did I feel bad. Hugs, Rockin Robin C (stampinsavage at yahoo dot com)

Melissa said...

You did a great job on your first hop!! Minnesota is way to cold for me. This time last year in Maryland we had 2 back to back blizzards and had 4 feet - enough for me for the rest of my life. My fave snow activity is watching it from inside my heated home :) Cute layout!

Thanks for sharing!
--Melissa
scrappycupcakes@yahoo.com

Amy K said...

I am from MN also. I am not much of an outside person when it is so cold so my fav. thing to do in the winter is crafts in a nice warm house. I have my scrap area downstairs by the fireplace.

akuehn65@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Jenny, I am happy to meet you. I am in Mpls.
I have run in to very few people on the net from MN. We have he same background. I only stay in MN b/c my hubby won't leave!! Are you and the other gal representing MN acquainted?

I think you did well for your first hop. Your LO is pretty.

You might enjoy this creation/post I have about MN.
http://www.kristaspapercafe.com/minnesnowta-need-any-more-be-said/

Cricket's Cricut Creations said...

Love the pink abominable snowman!! :) and the layout!!
Mollie
OneHotCricket@aol.com

Formerly known as: Queen of Bling said...

Being from Mi. I sure could put the great winter themed candy 2 good use! Thanks for participating!

Sandy said...

Your layout is beautiful. Love the stitching. My favorite thing to do in the winter is drink hot cocoa with my son. Of course, he is 26, but we both still love hot cocoa. I am a follower.

scrappinheaven said...

My favorite winter activity is deer hunting. But for the 2 yrs I lived in Colorado, it was playing in the snow. Being raised in Louisiana, where our seasons are swelter and a tiny bit of everything else, I love the cold weather! However, your type of cold weather sounds like too much even for me...lol. Hope you get to warm up soon :-)

Carol
scrappinheaven@yahoo.com
http://scrappinheaven.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Love the sparkles. Ok don;t get mad when I tell you my favorite winter activity - going to the beach. We have our best weather where I live in Coastal CA in the winter. Our summers are foggy and miserable!
Happy Weekend... I am a new follower.
Thanks for being a part of the hop.
Holly
504 Main

Christy said...

As a fellow Minnesotan, I'm sure you will appreciate that my favorite winter activity is vacationing someplace warm. :) TFS and I'm your newest follower.

Christy
http://christybladehandmade.blogspot.com

Lovebug Creations said...

What a pretty sparkley LO! Love it!!! TFS!

Kimi

kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

Kris said...

I can relate about the snow since I live in Alaska! We aren't having a snowy winter this year which is all right by me! Sounds like you are getting our share of snow! We can actually see ground and roads now and that doesn't usually happen until April! My favorite winter activity is going outside in the evening after a snowfall and just listening and watching! The northern lights of course!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

patti said...

My wintertime activity is trying to keep warm!!! pjseagers at hotmail dot com

CherylP said...

Cute layout! I work outside so my favorite winter activity is snuggling on the sofa with a LARGE cup of hot chocolate! I am a new follower Thanks for the chance to win

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priscilla said...

Thanks for the chance to win ! Great layout..I am in Illinois so I have an abundance of snow pictures ! My boys like to play snow football , so watching them is a great winter activity !
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Amy E. McCollum said...

Cute snow layout!
Off to complete the hop...
Smooches, Amy smoochesstampin.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

I pity you for all the snow, lol! I live on the East Coast and the last few years we've gotten hit with SO MUCH SNOW that I'm slowly getting tired of it :) My favorite snow activity is watching it fall with a cup of cocoa in hand :) I am a follower! Thanks for sharing and the awesome giveaway!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"
scrappinpinkpiglet(at)gmail(dot)com

Christy: said...

I'm a new follower. Glad I started this hop. I have found all kinds of blogs to follow!
My favorite winter activity? Staying indoors with a cup of hot cocoa. I HATE the cold. I live in Nebraska and REALLY need to move to Arizona or something.
vidalia68@yahoo.com

LesleyfromWI said...

Love going to Minnesota to hike in the summer! To be honest I am not much of a winter person but I do like hiking when it is not miserable outside. My hubby and I go almost every weekend. I am a new follower of your blog. Great lo.
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Love to scrap Lyndra said...

Thanks for sharting information about Minnesota. I love your snow layout, I have not had a chance to scrap my snow pictures. My favorite pastime in the winter is taking pictures of my children playing in the snow to scrap at a later date.
dbjb1519 at yahoo dot com

Kelly S said...

Your layout is great. My favorite winter activity is cuddling up with my hubby on the couch and drinking hot cocoa. I hate the cold.

hotchick_560 said...

so cute!! i love the snowflake!

Joe Morgan said...

Hmmm, my favorite winter activity would have to be relaxing in front of the fire and watching the snow through the windows. Kind of boring but true. :-)

Momto3kids said...

I too, love the glittery things! I love the season of fall, because I love the crunch of the leaves under my feet and the leaves falling from the trees very lazilly!
eastunders@embarqmail.com
eastunders.blogspot.com

Becky Dunham said...

I think you have sufficiently convinced me to steer clear of Minnesota between the months of probably November to June - I feel safer with July or August :) I have asthma and live in Utah which gets plenty of snow and cold from usually October thru April and the last few years we have even gotten snow on Memorial weekend :( But our lows are usually not less than +15 and when it is that cold, I stay in because my asthma flares are scary when it is that cold. So as for winter activities, I am not a skier - I think that is considered a sin or something to live in Utah and not be a skier but it is true - I have only skied once when I was 18 - loved it, but just never did it. I love sledding and building snow forts with my children (I just use my inhaler first)

Darling layout! I am a new follower and loving what I have seen so far :)

Deanne said...

my favorite winter activity is hibernating! I hate the cold!!


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LaLa said...

Love your project and the pic of your daughter helping to shovel snow!

~Lauren
queen_lade at yahoo.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Just got home was out of town for the weekend
Hope I not to late.. Thanks for doing this hop!!!
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Carrie's Corner said...

Very cute layout. I've been to MN and it's a beautiful state with all of those lakes. My favorite thing to do in the winter (I'm in NE so we have lots of snow too) is to stay indoors and craft. I hate the cold weather. Someday when we retire we are going somewhere warmer! TFS
Carrie
cau0617 at yahoo dot com

shersl84bed said...

I'm a new follower from Michigan! My favorite winter activity.. hmm does staying inside cozied up in a blanket in front of the computer count? LOL I am not a cold weather lover at all.

Thanks so much for being part of this fun blog, I have truly enjoyed it.

ShersL84bed@aol.com

Darlene said...

wow! Cold! Thanks for sharing abt your state! Send some snow down South please!
Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

DarlaMae said...

I'm a new follower...love your blog! I will be back soon :) hopping on...my favorite winter activity is "collecting snowmen" LOL I live in AZ :D

Darla
http://craftingdarlamaestyle.blogspot.com

Amy said...

You did a great job for your first blog - pat yourself on the back! Cute layout, adorable photo of your daughter, and you've included one of my all-time favorite items in your blog candy - glitter stack - so I became a follower. I'll be back!
Amyscats
amylfahnestock@gmail.com

pennykitz said...

I am a follower and I love sledding. I will be back. pennykitz@charter.net
http://pennykitz.blogspot.com/

FMonty said...

Thanks for letting me visit your blog! I have to say my fav memory is watching the kids play in the snow. We definitely don't get it as much as you do. Stay warm!!!

funnygirl13 said...

I love snow, also... although not as much as my boyfriend - I go on ski trips with him to the most amazing vistas in the country - he skis and I shop and we both love the scenery - I love your memory book - I may try one!!

SherriC. said...

what a GREAT LO!!!! I also live in a four season climate, and also wish it wasn't sooo cold, but what you gonna do, I love where I live.... my favourite winter activity is Sledding, oh I just loved taking my son sledding, our whole family would go, then we would make a big pot of Hot Cocoa, fun times....
TFS!!!!
brodiec88 at hotmail dot com

My Scrap Diary said...

I live nowhere near snow so I always think that it would be beautiful to have snow all around me but I know that the charm of it can die quickly :)
Thanks for the fun facts!!
Jess M:)