Friday, December 30, 2011

Looking Back @ 2011!

WOW!  It's hard to believe that 2011 is coming to a close!!  So much has happened this past year.  I've been inspired by so many of you and because of that I think I have grown tremendously in this crazy, fun hobby of mine!  I achieved several scrappy goals this year - keeping up frequently with my Blog being one of them.  I also had some publication news in 2011, when my layout "The Sky's the Limit" won the Reader's Pick Poll at Creating Keepsakes.  It will be appearing in the May/June 2012 issue of the magazine.  This was also the year for Design Team fun!  I am currently serving on DT's for Frosted Designs and ScrapHappy Pensacola (my LSS) and I will begin a year team with Sketch Support starting in January.  I am also one of the newest staff members at Scrapbook News and Review magazine and I'm looking forward to the upcoming online publications!

With all of the "Top" 2011 lists, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite layouts from this past year.  It is really hard to choose, because I think all of our layouts are special in their own way and if it's not the design we love, then maybe the photos or the story behind it.  So without further ado, here are some of my pics from this past year:

I thought it would also be fun to share with you some of my favorite lines/collections from this past year...most of which you will see on some of the above layouts!  :)

Not in any particular order:

1.  For the Record by Echo Park
2.  Sidewalks by October Afternoon
3.  Finally Fall by Bella Blvd.
4.  Lost & Found II by My Mind's Eye
5.  100 Days of Summer by Simple Stories
6.  Crate Paper (in general-anything they put out is FABULOUS!!)

Thanks for reflecting back with me on this year!  I hope you will take a little time and think back on your favorites from this year!  I would love to see your choices!


  1. Wonderful picks, Ashley. Some of those are faves of mine, too! It really has been an awesome year for the scrappy world, hasn't it?

  2. These are super FAB Ashley! Definately agree - these are all some of my faves. I don't remember the 'hear me now' layout - I LOVE IT!! Crabby is always been one of my faves too! Have a Happy New Year!!

  3. I love these too! I think the Crabby one is my FAVORITE layout you've ever done. :)

  4. Love your top layouts from 2011!! I can't even pick a favorite because I love them all! Your style is funky and fun!!

  5. Fantastic selections, Ashley! I love them all!