Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Christmas Tree and Handmade Christmas Tags

 Grant and I put up the Christmas tree yesterday!! :) It came out beautifully! I absolutely love Christmas and having the tree glowing each night just makes me smile ! :)

 I've been doing a little wrapping already and I made my own Christmas tags this year using the Stampin' Up stamp seDelightful Decorations Clear-Mount Stamp Set. I embossed the tag and then used the Stampin' Up ornament punch that goes with the set. :) I punched a hole in the top and hung it with bakers twine!! :) The beautiful vanilla ribbon is also from SU! :) I hope you love it! I sure do!! :) 

Hugs, 
Ashley 



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Merry Christmas Night of Purple


Happy Tuesday! Here's my card for today's color challenge! :) I'm not going to lie... not my favorite combo ever. It was a little difficult for me to put together. LOL! I decided to use the Christmas Tree as the backdrop that I put up today. LOL! :)

Peace Love Joy
Stamps: Winter Wonderland
Paper: Plum, Not Quite Navy, White
Ink: black
Accessories: copic, nestabilites, embossing folder, embossing

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thinking of you Friend

 Happy Friday! I have a friend that really needed an uplift so I thought I would make a sweet little card and write her a nice uplifting message. She has been there for me through every hardship in my life and I will always be there for her too!! :) That is the true meaning of friendship.

I love how this card turned out. It's simple and just sweet in my opinion. :) I used the " Happy You" Hostess stamp set from Stampin' up! I love this little birdie... then I added the "to my friend" I used my topic markers to color the image. Added some cherry cobbler dazzling stickles from SU to the heart. I dry embossed the background and popped the image up on 3D dots. I hope you like it and I hope my friend smiles when she sees it.

Have a blessed day!
Ashley


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Natural Merry Christmas

Happy Thursday!

I made a card similar to this the other day that used the same stamp set. I thought this would be beautiful in chocolate chip and a vanilla embossing! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE how this card turned out!! :) I used the beautiful organza ribbon with this and the Merry from Stampin' Up's Snowflake Soiree stamp set is perfect!

I hope you like this too!

Hugs,
Ashley 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Merry Birdie Christmas

Happy Wednesday! Here is my card for todays Sketch Challenge! :) I loved the sketch! I tired to keep it Clean and Simple too as much as I could! :) I've been wanting to use this adorable birdie on skates for a while! So happy I finally got to use him! :) I though the left conner of the main image was too plain so I thought it needed a little bow! :)

Have a blessed day!

Ashley
Stamps: For the Birds by SU
Paper: White, Craft, Cherry Cobbler, DP from SU
Ink: Black
Accessories: copics, big shot, embossing folders, cherry cobbler ribbon

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Birdie Support


Happy Tuesday! Here is my card for todays color challenge. :) I had to switch out a few colors since I didn't have the ones listed... But Close enough! LOL! 

I tried to do a 5 minute card... ugh... I failed! LOL! It ended up taking me 11 minutes to complete. LOL! :) Sometimes you just need a little extra challenge. I wanted this to be simple but still fun!! :) I think the doubled ribbons add a little zazzyness to this card! :) 

Have a beautiful day! 
Hugs! 
Ashley 


Stamps: For the Birds (SU)
Paper: White, Old Olive
Ink: Black
Accessories: copics, embossing folder, spellbinders, big shot, 3d dimensionals, Ribbon from SU

Monday, November 12, 2012

Banner Christmas


What a great challenge today's Clear and Simple Card challenge was! I though oh my... what am I going to do for mine. LOL! But it was fun figuring it out! LOL! :) Hugs, Peace Love Joy
Stamps: Stampin up... Polar Bear Party
Paper: White, Cherry Cobbler, and DP from SU
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: scissors, corchet ribbon from SU!, SU! Polka dot embossing folder, embossing tool, Big Shot Machine

Sunday, November 11, 2012

FS301 | You're Simply Wonderful


Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I just thought I would sit down this evening and do the featured stamper challenge! :) I fell in love with this LaLatty's card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/2229264

I used her beautiful card as my inspiration for mine. I used the Wonderful Winterland and Friendly Phrases stamp sets for my card. I decided to use my SU! Polka Dot embossing folder for the background and then added two embossing lines below it. I love that stamp sentiment set too! LOL! :) I added some cherry cobbler dazzling details to finish my image off with a heart! I hope you love it and it warms your heart! 

Have a blessed week! 
Hugs! 
Peace Love Joy

Stamps: Wonderful Winterland (SU!) and Friendly Phrases (SU!)
Paper: White, Lucky Limeade, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry Cobbler and Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Embossing folder, copics, scoring, 3D dots

Friday, November 9, 2012

Believe in Snowflakes :)

Oh Happy Friday! :) I just received a package in the mail from Stampin' Up!!! :) If you didn't know I am officially now a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! :) I was years ago and I've missed it... so I'm back in the game!! :) I also have a website... it's www.ashley.stampinup.net! :) Check it out!! You can view and buy Stampin' Up products from there! :)

Today I wanted to showcase a different color combo that I normally would never use for snowflakes. I just received everything on this card today in the mail from Stampin' Up! I'm obsessed with this new stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalog! :) It's called Snowflake Soiree... isn't it beautiful!! :) I stamped the snowflakes in Lucky Limeade and Pacific Point Stampin' Up Ink. :) Then the believe is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. :) I have to say the Cherry Cobbler ink is my newest favorite!! I love it!!! :) I also used some Cherry Cobbler Binding ribbon from SU! too! :) I love how it turned out!!! :) I added some SU! Dazzling details to the snowflakes and rounded the bottom two corners with my corner punch! :)

I hope you love this card!! It's one of my favs and only one layer so perfect for mailing! :)

Have a blessed weekend!
Ashley
Peace | Love | Joy

Stamps: Stampin' Up's Snowflake Soiree
Paper: White
Ink: Pacific Point, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limade
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Binding ribbon, corner punch, dazzling details







Thursday, November 8, 2012

Merry Christmas Tree


Happy Thursday! I just wanted to make a smile yet elegant card! :) I decided to use the tree from Snow Much. I love it!!! :) 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Greetings of the Season





Happy Wednesday! Here is my card for today's sketch challenge. I'm not going to lie... this one made me work for it. LOL!! I finally got it finished and I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! I hope you do too!

Hugs,
Peace Love and Joy
Stamps: SU! Greeting Card Kids and Greetings of the Season
Paper: Pool Party, Whisper White, and Crumb Cake
Ink: Black and Versamark
Accessories: Sugar and Spice Scented Embossing Powder from SU!, Embossing folders, Pool Party Ruffle Ribbon, SU! Pearls

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Merry Christmas Trees


I decided to do a 2nd card for yesterdays color challenge card. I loved this combo too!! I hope you also like it!

Peace Love Joy
Stamps: SU! Snow Much Fun and Greetings of the Season
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Black and Versamark
Accessories: Sugar and Spice Embossing Powder by SU!, copics, Pool Party Ruffle Ribbon, Corner Punch, SU! Pearls

Retro Penguin


Happy Tuesday!! I loved today's RETRO color challenge! I totally went with my favorite colors ever... green, blue, and grey!! Love it!!! :) I hope you like it too!! :)

Peace love and joy
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Tremendous Treats: Christmas)
Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Black
Accessories: Glitter Ribbon, 3d dots, copic markers, embossing powder, heat gun, corner rounder

Friday, November 2, 2012

Joyful Christmas Tree

Today's challenge was to distress in some way. It's hard to tell but this picture because of the way the sun was hitting, but I did use distress ink on the edges of the card to age it a bit. :)

I would be lying if I didn't express that I have what I consider a true addiction for glitter tape! LOL!! Today I decided to use it to create a tree with presents under it. LOL! I'm sure no one uses as much glitter tape as I do. LOL!!!

Have a blessed Friday!

Peace Love and Joy
Stamps: Papertrey Ink sentiment
Paper: Linen from Papertrey Ink
Ink: Black
Accessories: Glitter Tape, Big Shot Machine, Die Cuts

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Christmas Blessings


 I just decided to make a quick card out of the left overs from my card earlier this morning! I wanted to color so I picked this adorable little lady from Taylored Expressions to use on my card this time. :) I used the same layout but flipped it over on its side to change it up a bit! :) I have a picture below of all of the colors of copies I used in my image to color this little lady! :) I hope you like this card... I love it! :)

Peace Love and Joy



FUNKY HOLIDAYS


Happy November 1st! Can you believe it's November already? Crazy!! Where has 2012 went? I think having children makes life go faster than ever... just my opinion. LOL! :)

Today's splitcoaststampers challenge was to use "no fall colors!" So... I broke out the "Funky Town" papers from Papertrey Ink! I'm in love with Chevron prints so this speaks to my heart! LOL! I also use PTI's Snowflakes stamp set with die cutting set. And their Christmas Signature stamp set! Love it all!!! Actually everything used not his card is from Papertrey Ink. LOL! :)

I hope you like it! Have a blessed day!

Peace | Love | Joy
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Snowflakes and Sentiment)
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Sage Shadow and Black


              

                  

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