Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

The Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Hop! {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Event)

Ooh, I love this part of the event – it’s time to hop all around the world to gather even more inspiration! This time there’s some new faces as well as old friends on the hop, so give them all a hearty hello! If you leave a comment on every blog in the hop then you’ll be in with a chance to win this jolly prize pack {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}:

Frosty Festivities 2013 Blog Hop Giveaway

Which includes a Simple Stories December Documented Collection Kit, and lots of Elle’s Studio Noel papers and embellishments, plus a few other bits and pieces – prize value over £28!

To enter you just need to leave a comment on each blog in the hop, and then come back and let me know here that you’ve been all the way around. Don’t forget to leave me a way to contact you if you win (or really, really make sure you check back!). The giveaway is open internationally, and will close at 10.59pm GMT on Monday 11th November 2013. The winner will be announced on Thursday the 14th of November. {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

Here’s my project for the hop…

Winter Kisses:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

I have been waiting for the perfect time to scrapbook this photo of my son from last winter – his cute little face makes my heart melt!

I wanted to have lots and lots of ‘snowflakes’ falling at the top of the page, but without distracting too much from the photo. So I made the whole top section of the page into a shaker pouch, by laying a 12″ x 6½” piece of vellum (Elle’s Studio Noel) at the top of a piece of patterned paper (Crate Paper Flea Market – Curio), and machine stitching around three sides. Then I tipped lots of white and greeny-blue sequins, plus an ephemera snowflake, into the pouch, and machine stitched the fourth edge.

Of course I added extra sparkle on top (this is my layout after all), but I love the subtle extra layer the background has, and how it will constantly change as the sequins move about:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

When I placed the title on the page I realised the vellum was buckling a bit, so I added a few sparkly white brads to make it lie flatter, and to secure the ephemera snowflake in place behind the vellum – because I didn’t want it to disappear behind my photo or title:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

I used embellishments from Crate Paper Bundled Up, Elle’s Studio Noel, a Basic Grey 25th & Pine Chipboard Shape, some Studio Calico Tiny Stars, plus gems and glitter ribbon, to finish off the page:

Winter Kisses layout by Jennifer Grace

Be Inspired:

Make a shaker pouch of falling ‘snowflakes’

Use a piece of ephemera or a chipboard element as part of a page title

Add two lines along the bottom of a page or card for a defined border

Have you ever made a shaker pouch?

Now it’s time to send you on to the next stop in the hop… the lovely Annie!

Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:


Don’t forget to leave comments all the way around, and then stop back here to let me know you’re done, so you’ll be entered in the draw to win the prize. {GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED}

I’ll see you again in an hour!

Jennifer x

P.S. If you are enjoying this event, I’d love it if you can support me by sharing the projects you like via Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or however you like! There are sharing buttons below to make it easy for you – thanks! (Not obligatory but appreciated!)

  • That really is a gorgeous photo……and I love the real snowy feel you’ve given to this layout.

    November 8, 2013 at 6:13 pm
  • Woohoo! Very exciting -doing this on my lap in the car! My post is now live, don’t know why it was late sorry! Please could you update the list Jennifer as it says my post isn’t live?
    Ok back later when the car stops! Have fun :o)

    November 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm
  • phaerygurl

    Fantastic! I too have photos of my munchkin in the snow that need to be scrapped. I love the snowy feel and your shaker pouch. Such an adorable face!

    November 8, 2013 at 6:21 pm
  • Alison

    Love that idea of using the vellum..fab layout! …I think I may be digging out some old winter pics this weekend!!
    Alison xx

    November 8, 2013 at 6:26 pm
  • What a lovely LO!! Your little boy is just precious!!!
    I have been all around the hop and looked at all the fantastic goodies along the way.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win.
    Blessings ~~ dawn

    November 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm
  • Great blog hop and loads of super ideas.
    I love your page – and that cute little imp too.

    I have commented on all of the blogs

    November 8, 2013 at 6:49 pm
  • Becky

    I love, love, love this layout! Really like the vellum and sequins. I have been right round the blog hop and left comments on each blog. SO much inspiration there!

    November 8, 2013 at 6:55 pm
  • I’ve really enjoyed the hop….and have got loads of inspiration from it.

    November 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm
  • Jean Bullock

    This is such a darling page. So many layers and embellishments, yet the focus is still on the photo. Great job. I’ll be back after I finish the hop.

    November 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm
  • Amanda

    Such a pretty winter layout!

    November 8, 2013 at 7:39 pm
  • I love your dear little boy’s face and the tiny stars and sequins are just right on this layout.

    November 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  • Oh beautiful, I love the photo and those papers compliment it perfectly 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 8:17 pm
  • Very cute layout. I love all the sparkle. I am off to hop around.

    November 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm
  • Beautiful hop Jennifer – thank you for all your organising and asking me to join in 🙂

    November 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm
  • I’m done the amazing blog hop and become followers on some. Amaaaaaaaazing talent on there.

    November 8, 2013 at 8:39 pm
  • I just finished the hop and It was wonderful. So many wonderful projects. These ladies did a great job inspiring us. Well done everyone. Amazing talent.


    November 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm
  • Gorgeous page – love the vellum pocket and great idea to use the brads to keep things flatter!

    I have really enjoyed the hop (but don’t need the prize)

    Jemma xxx

    November 8, 2013 at 9:44 pm
  • phaerygurl

    Phew! So much great wintery inspiration. I just finished and am so glad I got to see everything. (tracy DOT carrig AT gmail DOT com).

    November 8, 2013 at 9:58 pm
  • Sarah

    Oh my goodness … I’ve just spent almost 2 hours happily hopping around blogs, feeling inspired and pinning away, following new blogs and commenting along the way!! Love Winter kisses too!! Great Blog hop!! Thanks to all who took part! x

    November 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm
  • Laura G.Turcotte

    Oh My!!! I love this layout—it’s gorgeous! Off to hop!

    November 8, 2013 at 11:05 pm
  • Bethany Hardy

    Back, I am. Good hopping, it was. 🙂 Great ideas to use up some of my *uhem* collectibles. And now my fingers are tired from all of the commenting.


    November 8, 2013 at 11:16 pm
  • What a cutie your son is that layout is just adorable 🙂 off to check out the rest of the hop

    November 8, 2013 at 11:36 pm
  • Laura G.Turcotte

    Absolutely wonderful hop! So inspirational!

    November 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm
  • I have made the rounds through the hop. There are some amazing projects out there. Great ideas.

    I Create Purty Thangs

    November 9, 2013 at 12:54 am
  • Oh. My. Goodness.
    Stunning, and utterly charming…

    November 9, 2013 at 1:46 am
  • Around the world (hop) & back again!
    Visited via comments with all of your old & my new friends – thanks for sharing these lovely ladies & their creations.
    And double thanks for another chance to win :~D

    November 9, 2013 at 3:23 am
  • Cassandra duchaine

    Just finished reading and commenting on all of the wonderful blogs. So many great ideas – and your son is adorable!

    November 9, 2013 at 3:39 am
  • Frances

    Love your LO! I especially like the originality of your title and mix of textures with a subtle colour palette.

    November 9, 2013 at 5:07 am
  • jengd

    Absolutely adorable page!

    November 9, 2013 at 5:38 am
  • Judith Armstrong

    Lovely layout. Gorgeous photo. I love the use of embellies behind the vellum.

    November 9, 2013 at 7:40 am
  • SammyB

    Loving the shaker element, note to self… Must make one!

    November 9, 2013 at 7:47 am
  • Judith Armstrong

    I’ve been around a commented on every blog. Great inspiration.

    November 9, 2013 at 8:20 am
  • The giant shaker pouch idea is fantastic, I totally want to do that now.

    November 9, 2013 at 9:34 am
  • Adorable layout – such a cute smile 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 10:21 am
  • Jackie Edwards

    Super layout…love the photo!!

    November 9, 2013 at 11:11 am
  • that is really a brilliant idea and one I definitely take inspiration from with snowflakes in vellum. Also another amazing prize….. off to do the blog hop and feeling better as this is such a great way to spend time whilst feeling poorly!

    November 9, 2013 at 11:31 am
  • Brenda W

    The vellum pocket is such a good idea, can’t wait to try it out!

    November 9, 2013 at 12:19 pm
  • loved the blog hop and I am following several new blogs no! Have commented on them all thank you xxx

    November 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm
  • I love that shaker idea! I’ve never created one and have really wanted to! Your layout is gorgeous!

    November 9, 2013 at 2:49 pm
  • Marilyn Tucker

    Love your layout! I have commented on all the stops of the bloghop.

    November 9, 2013 at 3:49 pm
  • Awww that layout is so cute! He sure is a sweetie too. time to go hit the other blogs to comment

    November 9, 2013 at 4:51 pm
  • Janis in ID

    Just finished the hop. What lovely work each of them had! Love your sweet LO, too. Precious photo!!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    November 9, 2013 at 6:37 pm
  • Sally

    What an inspirational tour. Thanks for organising.

    November 9, 2013 at 10:03 pm
  • Margie

    Beautiful layout! Off to hop around!

    November 9, 2013 at 10:26 pm
  • Jenny

    Lovely LO and really lovely picture! 🙂

    November 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  • What a brilliant Blog Hop – I bet I was the only person who was trying to complete it at 70 mph up the motorway in the dark in torrential rain – scary! Obviously I wasn’t driving myself though!
    I’ve had so much fun catching up since I got home this evening – looking forward to more catching up tomorrow – well done Jennifer, faaaabulous blog event :o)xxx

    November 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  • Margie

    What a great group of creative talent!! Thoroughly enjoyed the hop!

    November 10, 2013 at 1:12 am
  • lovley <3

    November 10, 2013 at 4:50 am
  • Kelly B

    I just purchased foam tape to make some shakers…no excuses now!

    November 10, 2013 at 5:04 am
  • Jenny

    Now I´ve been al the way around the bloghop…really nice to see all the beautiful work. 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 7:51 am
  • Petrina

    Really enjoyed the blog hop, got loads of inspiration from some very talented ladies…thank you. Love this last layout, always love anything with sparkle. Really like the nixed title 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 1:41 pm
  • Alison

    Have at last managed to get round everyone…what a talented collection of ladies!
    Alison xx

    November 10, 2013 at 6:51 pm
  • Super cute photo & love the colours you’ve used.
    Have hopped my way round, loads of inspiration out there 🙂

    November 10, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  • Miriam Prantner

    Darling layout! Love the photo and all the sparkle. Made it all the way through the hop, some FANTASTIC inspiration to be had!

    November 10, 2013 at 7:05 pm
  • I have never made a shaker pouch but this is just the type of project that makes me want to! I’ve worked my way all around the hop and must say there were some really inspirational projects along the hop. Great job to everyone along the way!

    November 11, 2013 at 12:03 am
  • Cindy F

    I have not made a shaker pouch, but love the way your’s turned out. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Cindy F

    November 11, 2013 at 1:22 pm
  • Gina

    I love your layout. Love the glittery touches.

    November 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm
    • Gina

      My contact info is vma0703 at gmail dot com. Thanks again for this great blog hop!

      November 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    • Gina

      Me again. I’ve been around all the blogs – what fun!

      November 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm
  • Frances

    Ok, made the rounds and had so much fun – so many ideas I had a hard time continuing because I wanted to create each project. Thanks for the hop.

    November 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm
  • Lisa H

    what an amazingly inspiring hop! I pinned a bunch of items and just want to jump up and get creating! I visited and commented on each and every one of your talented hoppers!

    November 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  • well…it’s taken me all day….and i’ve finally finished the blog hop. A inspiring hop Jennifer with fabulous projects and some more blogs to follow x

    November 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm
  • His gorgeous little face! I found it difficult to respond to some of the comments so I hope the winner is someone you can get hold of x

    November 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm
  • These colors are so very beautiful!!! Love it with the photo!

    November 12, 2013 at 2:22 am
  • I loved this so much I had to create my own shakers pouch, thanks for the inspiration.

    November 17, 2013 at 2:23 am

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