Thursday, July 7, 2016

Getting To Know You Blog Hop!

Hi there, and welcome to the Getting To Know You Blog Hop!  This is a fun way to get to know the 2016-2017 Design Team!  I am Ashley Horton, Owner & Designer, for The Cut Shoppe and I'm here to kick things off on TCS Blog.

How many times in a week, do you work on something scrapbook related?
I work on something scrapbook related pretty much everyday of the week, whether it's creating layouts, designing cut files for the Shop or for Hip Kit Club and ScrapbookNerd, managing social media and anything else that might pop up during the week.
What’s your favorite subject to scrapbook?
My family would have to be my favorite subject to scrapbook.  The kids appear the most on my layouts, and I love to create layouts based on everyday moments.
What is your favorite color to use on your layouts/projects? What is your least favorite color?
I LOVE to use Yellow and Orange on my layouts!  And Pink and Teal make regular appearances also.  I CANNOT use Purple, unless it's included in a Halloween collection.  

Why do you like using cut files on your layouts/projects?
Cut Files are so versatile and can be customized in so many ways.  I love that I can create unique looks on my layouts by altering cut files and combining them with the products I have on hand.

What are some of your other favorite hobbies? If you were not a scrapbooker, what other hobby do you think would consume most of your time?
I love to read and cook!  If I didn't scrapbook, I think I would like to spend more time pursuing cooking endeavors.  I was always a picky eater as a kid, but I've come a long way and love to try new recipes, now as an adult.
Tell us 5 things we don’t know about you!
1.  I didn't try Mexican food, until I was in my 30's and now I love it!
2.  One of my all time favorite movies is "Always" with Holly Hunter and Richard Dreyfuss.
3.  In elementary school, I came home every afternoon and watched Little House on the Prairie and ate chips & dip for a snack.
4.  If I could go on a dream trip, it would be a visit to Ireland.
5.  My most favorite animal, is the elephant!!
Now, I've got a bit of inspiration to share with you!  I created a new layout, using the Boys Rule cut file set and the Everyday Essentials cut file set, with the Outfitters collection from Pink Paislee!


Leave a comment below, to be entered to win a $5 Gift Certificate to The Cut Shoppe Etsy store.  Each Designer on the Hop, will also be giving away a $5 Gift Certificate, so make sure you visit all of the Blogs and comment.  A random winner will be selected from each Blog and all winners will be announced on The Cut Shoppe Blog on WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH!  You will need to check the Blog to see if you are a winner.  Comments will be open until Sunday, July 10th.

Now it's time to head over and get to know more about Designer, Allie Stewart!  And here's a look at the full Hop order, for you to follow!

THE CUT SHOPPE <<<<------- You Are Here.

Have fun hopping and make sure you comment on each Design Team member's Blog for the chance to win!!


  1. Awesome layout Ashley!! Love the cut files you used and love how colorful it all is. What a fun "made to roam" label ... gotta find that!

  2. This is fun! Thank you for having me!

  3. beautiful layout,as always, Ashley

  4. Love love love your designs!

  5. Fun facts and
    a terrific
    Carla from Utah

  6. such a great learning about each of you! and love all the layouts- eye candy!

  7. Fun layout and good questions. Looking forward to the rest of the hop

  8. Love the layout, Ashley! Looking forward to meeting the rest of the design team!

  9. Such an awesome layout Ashley!

  10. Great questions and I truly enjoyed reading your responses! Love this awesome boy layout!

  11. This is gorgeous, and I loved reading more about you!

  12. Such a cool layout!!! I loved this hop, getting to know everyone! (Now to remember will be a different story ha!). Thanks for organizing it! XXX

  13. This is a great layout. Love the cutt file and collection together. I have 2 boys so always looking for that masculine layout.

  14. I'm always inspired by a great boy layout!

  15. I am always inspired by your cut files and your page designs! Love the mega star!

  16. I love all the elements you added to the cut files-awesomeness!!

  17. Love the variety of papers used. I am so inspired by all the blogs in the hop!