December 3, 2010

Design Team

Hi friends!

I made up a card for the Pink By Design team which I am apart of.. I have used the Eat Sleep Play stamp from the Pink By Design store! These are new stamps by Pink By Design.. great quality and lot's of great sayings for cards and layouts.

This is a more simple card than I usually like to make.. but I wasn't feeling the best today and still wanted to participate, so hope you enjoy it anyway. The recipe is as follows..

Amy Butler cardstock
Bazzill Basics cardstock
Serendipity Play sticker by Momenta
Recollections Glitter flowers
MM silver brads
Eat Sleep Play stamp from Pink By Design Got Game stamp set
Make sure to pop over to Sarah Pink Cricuts blog   to see what the other girls have created from the team!!

Happy Friday!! 


November 22, 2010


Hi friends!

As you may know I am in Canada.. but I am  on the very westcoast of Canada on Vancouver Island, and the winters are VERY mild here every year. We usually don't see snow until December or January.. if we do at all. Well wow! Mother nature has decided to switch things up this year. We have lots of snow right now and it is quite cold already! I personally don't care for the snow much.. unless it is right at Christmas. Hard to get around.. my fiance can't work in it, and my son can't go to school in it. So yes.. I am less than impressed today. But.. it is pretty when it's covering the trees and the moonlight hits it.. so I do appreciate the scenery.

I had my big jewelry sale this past weekend at the university here in town! That's when all the snow started to fall.. luckily it didn't come down hard until after it was all over. The sale went really well! I met alot of new people and saw many that I already know and love. I sold quite a few pieces that I created specifically for that weekend so all is good in the land of ModRocks ;) There are many many pieces that I still have that I need to take pictures of and need to load up on to my fan page. Really hard to do that with the weather right now.. but need to make it happen!! Here are a few pics from that sale that I took....

I wish the pictures were a little clearer but I didn't have the best camera with me that day. I guess they could be much worse.. ;)

Hope your all staying warm wherever you are around the world! Hopefully the snow here will go away for awhile and come back in a month for Christmas time... And another jewelry sale on Dec 4th to look forward to. More creating to do!

Happy Monday friends!


November 3, 2010

Super Excited!!

Hi friends...

I thought I'd share my exciting news with you all.. since I am bouncing around with glee here all by myself! Haha.. I have done MANY many craft fairs over the years.. every holiday season I get my name in for all the good ones at the end of summer time. I have purchased proper tables and created a really professional set up for each of these shows. I sell my jewelry that I create under the ModRocks name, which has come a long way over the years. ...Well this year I applied along with 100+ other people to sell at a HUGE event in my city that takes place every Christmas.. one that I have never applied to before as I thought you had to be a "somebody" to even get near it. Only 13 people were chosen.. and I GOT IN! Yahh!! The coordinator gave me great compliments after I directed her to my Facebook Jewelry page. She said that it was all beautiful and they would "love" to have me be a part of their sale. I am ECSTATIC! I do have to pay for the table space.. however for the amount of people that show up and the type of event it is (Gala tickets are $150 dollars).. I'm almost guaranteed to do really really well! This event takes place on Nov 20 and 21st. I also have a jewelry sale on Nov 13th as well as Dec 4th for holiday shoppers this year..

I am pretty excited! ♥

Here are a few more pieces that I have created just recently.. I am very much into the asymmetrical designs right now... being unique and different, when society tends to bunch us all together in this world.

I have been mailing jewelry to women around the world for 5 years now.. so if you follow the ModRocks link above and see something you like.. shipping is easy peasy, just contact me!!

So thanks for sharing my excitement with me!! I will be taking pictures at my jewelry shows this year so will be sure to post some of those when I do... they are always great fun.

Have a great Wednesday friends...


Oh, p.s... It looks like I will be buying a CRICUT in the next day or two.. so you know I will be sharing all the new projects I create in here with you as well! See you soon... ♥

October 22, 2010

♥ CAKE ♥

Hello friends!

 I have done another project for Sarahs design team over at Pink Cricut!! For this layout I have used one of the stamps from the Take The Cake stamp set, which can be found in the Pink By Design store..  I thought it went really well with the picture of my son at his 2nd birthday party. Aren't they just so super cute at that age! :)

It is "all about the cake".. and I tried to focus on that for this page.. you can click on any of the photos to see much more detail.

The recipe for this page is as follows...

Basic Grey - Urban Prairie papers & border
Bazzill Basics cardstocks
Black Vinyl letters
Sticky Rhinestones
Stickles in Diamond
Making Memories Ribbon
Today I Eat Cake stamp from the Take The Cake, Pink By Design stamp set
I cut the cake and the banner freehand and used a circle punch and my paper cutter for the cardstocks. I tried to keep the colors really bright and cheery.. sunshine yellow, oranges, greens and bright reds.. all to match the cake and the smile on my sons face in the photo...

Happy crafting... and would love for you to leave a comment before you leave!! Thanks so much for droppin in ;)


October 8, 2010

Pink By Design Team Project...

Hi friends!

Yay! It's that time again! Another team project for Sarah over at Pink Cricut ...using her super fun Pink By Design Stamps she has created!

For this weeks project I have created a 12 by 12 layout.. and used the stamps from TWO of her sets and combined them together. The stamps are really versatile that way!

I created a layout based around one of my friends.. a very special person. She is like a ray of sunshine in my life.  So I decided to use the fun sayings from the stamp sets as the rays of the sun... you can click on the photo to make it larger and read it all better : ) I plan on adding a picture in the bottom right as soon as it is done printing at my local photography shop.

The supplies used on my layout are as follows...

  • K&Co Wild Saffron papers
  • Bazzill Basics card stock in multiple colors
  • Thickers black vinyl letters
  • Red & Yellow buttons
  • Making Memories brads and ribbon
  • Stamps from Pink By Designs "Simply Everything" stamp set
  • Stamps from Pink By Designs "Oh Boy" stamp set
If you haven't checked out the Pink By Design stamps yet you should head over to Pink Cricut and take a peek! You will also find the other design team ladies projects there as well!!

I will leave you with one of my very favourite FRIEND images... hope you all enjoy your Friday

Luv Ashley...

October 5, 2010

I have missed you!

Hi friends..

I have been MIA.. and I have missed you! I came down with pneumonia in September and was in and out of the hospital for the past while. I ended up breaking a rib from coughing so much.. which was pretty painful, but alas the medications did their job. And I am better.. and I am back! ; )

Recently I pulled out all my jewels and started making some new pieces for the Fall. My jewelry company is called ModRocks, and has been based online and locally here in my city since 2006. I have a fan page on Facebook that I do a lot of business from... come and join me if you'd like! ModRocks Jewelry

I thought I would post some pictures here and share some of my work with you all...

You can come to my page or my shop and see much more! Everything is earth inspired, high quality and really affordable...

Tomorrow I will be taking a break from my jewelry to work on my Design Team project for Pink Cricut! That will be up and posted on Friday this week. Looking forward to sharing that with all of you!

See you soon friends...


September 10, 2010

Pink By Design Team

Hi friends!

I have created a card for the Pink By Design team challenge over at Pink Cricut. I used the stamp "You COLOR my world!" from the Simply Everything, Pink By Design stamp set. You can find them for sale here!! ..and the recipe for my card is printed below the pictures... Enjoy!!

For this card I used the following items -
  • DCWV adhesive matstack cardstock
  • Amy Butler Lotus Teabox specialty paper
  • Bazzill Basics cardstock
  • Sticky rhinestone gems in raspberry
  • Stickles in Diamond
  • Amy Butler fabric brad by K&Company
  • You COLOR my world stamp by Pink By Design at PinkCricut

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you go over to Sarahs blog and take a peek at what the other design team members have created! Pink Cricut

Happy Saturday!!


August 30, 2010


We have a winner of the blog candy for the design team posting...  I have used and the number that came up is 25!!

Congratulations to Mrs D. Rivers !! ~

I really have to agree...the smile-o-meter is tooo cute! My kids feel it necessary to make LAUGH so the ear to ear would definitely work for me. love the lo. 

You will receive a scalloped chipboard album, a package of AM Expressions Rub-Ons, a Studio G stamp set, 25 clear card sleeves and a package of Autumn vellum stickers!!

BIG THANKS to everyone that came and checked out Pink Cricuts design team entries! We all had a lot of fun creating them, and really looking forward to the next projects!! : )


August 26, 2010

Pink By Design team project..

Hi friends!

I design for Pink Cricut and today is the Design Teams first project! I was asked to create a layout using one of the stamps from the Pink By Design "Simply Everything" stamp set.. (unfortunately the stamps didn't arrive in time to me.. being up in Canada, but that's ok! I just used some alphabet stamps to create the same phrase that's on the Simply Everything set!) ...I chose "you make me smile". Here is the layout I created.....

The photo is 5x7 and is of my son and I, taken a couple years ago.. he always makes me smile! The supplies I used to create this layout are listed here -

Bazill Basics card stock
Making Memories silver brads
Micheals Recollections glitter flowers
K&Co Wild Saffron chipboard stickers

I also have some blog candy to give away! In order to win, you need to be a follower of this blog.. and comment below with a way to contact you if you win! will be choosing the winner...

Here is the blog candy up for grabs..

A scalloped chipboard album, a package of AM Expressions Rub-Ons, a Studio G stamp set, 25 clear card sleeves and a package of Autumn vellum stickers!! Don't forget to follow and comment to be eligible to WIN!

The other Pink By Design team members have blog candy to giveaway as well today!!! Here they are, be sure to go and check out the creative projects they have created as well...

Mandy at Stamping 4 U

Thanks for stopping by!! ........and happy Friday ♥


August 25, 2010

Blog awards!

Wow! I am really excited! I received TWO blog awards this week from two very special ladies.. Sarah at Pink Cricut and Theresa over at The Scrapbooking Queen both chose me for the Cherry On Top Blog Award! I am honored and excited that my blog inspires you both. : ) Thanks so very much ladies!!

I am required to post 3 things that I love about myself upon receiving these awards ~

  • I LOVE that I was given a natural talent from birth for crafting and design.. it fills my soul every single day with inspiration, love and new ideas!
  • I LOVE that I am outgoing and open minded.. which in turn helps me make new friends almost daily! Good friends are what life is all about!
  • I LOVE that helping others makes me feel so DARN good! I couldn't imagine a life without it! 
 I am also required to post a favourite picture of mine.. (how great is that!!)..

My adorable, sweet son at 6 months old! We entered a local contest and he won a trophy for this picture! It is still one of my MOST faves ...his big happy smile, squishy cheeks and love for life haven't changed a bit in 14 years! Love you sonshine!

Now I get to pass this award on to 5 other bloggers that INSPIRE ME to create! Yay!!

A Beautiful Mess  by Elsie Flannigan ( So much color, texture and inspiration over there )

Lil Blue Boo  by Ashley ( I have never seen SO much wonderful creativity in one woman before )

Kricut Krazy by Tangee ( She makes the most creative stuff with her Cricut machine )

Gen's Scrapbook Kitchen  by Genevieve ( There's a whole lot of scrapbooking goodness in here )

The Chirp N Design  by Becky ( Wow! The layouts and cards that Becky creates are gorgeous )

The Rules in Accepting this Award are:
1. you must thank the person who passed it on to you:
2. copy award to your blog.
3. list three (3) things you love about yourself,
4. post a picture that you love on your blog,
5. pass award on to five (5) others

Thanks so much again to Sarah and Theresa!! ..and I hope to continue to inspire my readers with each and every post I make ♥

luv Ashley

August 15, 2010

Design Team!!

A few days ago Sarah over at Pink Cricut had a design team call. You had to create a project using one of the sayings from her (fabulous!!) stamp sets she has created... and if you were one of 5 to get the most votes, you made the team. Well... I entered... and I made it! Yay!! I'm really excited and proud to be on a team with such talented ladies, as well as designing for a really great woman.

Here is the project that I created for the team challenge...

and the recipe of supplies that I used...

  • 8 x 10 canvas, painted with soft pink FolkArt acrylic paint
  • random colorful buttons for flowers
  • stems of flowers cut from Amy Butler “Handmade” adhesive paper
  • ribbon and rhinestones
  • “Happiness Is..” quote taken from Pink Cricuts Country Living stamp set
  • quote mounted on Bazill Basics cardstock
  • black cardstock birds I ordered off Etsy from a Cricut die cut seller
  • white lace and yellow felt with painted/distressed watercolor paper for sunshine

I'm excited to start designing, and hope you will drop over to the Pink Cricut website  and have a peek at the other ladies that made the team as well! Congratulations to all of you!

And big thanks to Sarah for the opportunity..



August 9, 2010

And the winner is....

Thanks so much to everyone that joined in the Back To School Blog Hop hosted by Sarah PinkCricut !! All of your comments were super sweet and I really enjoyed reading them!

The winner of the blog candy that I am giving away.... is Lindsay S ~ SLOTRO4-Scrapjazz !! Her comment read ~ SO cute!! Thanks for the ideas. Lindsay S.

The winner was chosen by and Lindsay was the 111th person to comment.

Lindsay you will be receiving an 8 by 8 package of Fancypants Rub-Ons "French Market", a package of "Forever" clear border stamps by Autumn Leaves, a package of "Wholy Cow" Rub-Ons by Basic Grey, 2 small packages of Studio G clear stamps with cupcakes and thank you sentiments, and a permanent glue runner by Ad tech.

CONGRATULATIONS LINDSAY!!! ...and thanks so much again to all who took the time to comment! It was great having you all here..

Watch the blog for another contest coming up soon

Enjoy your day!


August 7, 2010

Back To School Blog Hop...!!

Good morning friends....

I hope you have all come from Rosys Sweet Delights Blog ..  This is the Back To School Blog Hop being hosted by Sarah at Pink Cricut .. that is where you should start on the hop, as well as finish after you are done here at my blog! There are lots of goodies along the way and you must visit all the blogs to be entered to win the Happy Haunting Cricut Cartridge from Memory Miser who is sponsoring this blog hop. Thanks Memory Miser, and also to Sarah at Pink Cricut!

Well, it's that time of year again.. time to start thinking about back to school shopping, organizing and planning! The kids are getting restless.. the teachers almost back in the classrooms, and parents have paper, pens and glue on the brain!

I have created a 12 by 12 layout for the "First Day' back at school. As well as an inspiration card for a college aged female heading back to the dorms in a few weeks time..

For the layout I used some Wild Saffron paper by K&Co.. as well as Bazill cardstock, with matching "First Day" chipboard stickers in Wild Saffron as well.. I used my Martha Stewart punches to create the birds and the tree/flowers. Some smaller pieces of Amy Butler papers and lots of colorful buttons! I hand stamped the school sign and found a "live laugh love" border sticker to stretch across the page.. the grass is Scenic Route paper cut up and distressed with some Staz-On inks. I have yet to add the picture of my son and some additional journaling, but I did leave room for it.

The card I made was created again out of Bazill cardstock. I used a K&Co adhesive "Handmade" sheet of paper on the front and added a "Dream Big" sticker from the Amy Butler "Sola" collection. The sticker inside is also the Sola collection and reads "The best way to predict your future is to create it".. by Peter Drucker.

I hope you enjoyed my projects... and hopefully they have inspired you to make something for the Back To School season! ...I have some blog candy to give away.. in order to be eligible to WIN these items.. you need to first go up to my google followers and please follow my blog! Then simply make a comment on this post about what your most favourite paper/craft supply item is. Whatever it is that you just couldn't live without in your craft space... let me know ;) Please also leave an email or web address so that I can get ahold of you if you are the winner chosen by This drawing will take place on Monday Aug 9th.

The blog candy to WIN is an 8 by 8 package of Fancypants Rub-Ons "French Market", a package of "Forever" clear border stamps by Autumn Leaves, a package of "Wholy Cow" Rub-Ons by Basic Grey, 2 small packages of Studio G clear stamps with cupcakes and thank you sentiments, and a permanent glue runner by Ad tech. Remember to follow the 2 steps above to be entered to win...

Thanks for playing along... and remember to head back to Sarah at Pink Cricut to finish off your blog hop!!

Good luck, and have a great day!!


July 31, 2010

From The Garden...

Gorgeous sunny days here! Really enjoying them and wishing it would stay this way forever..

A few months back we planted a garden in the backyard. Potatoes, zuchini, squash, pumpkins, strawberries, onions, radishes, garlic, peas and lettuce. Lots of yummy fresh veggies! So far the strawberries have come and gone... they were great! As well as the peas. Mmm.

Tonight we went in and dug out about 8 pounds of potatoes! A whole bunch of lettuce, some onions and a bunch of garlic cloves! Dinner was created....

I made some chicken burgers with lots of romaine lettuce on them... and roasted up the potatoes with a bit of olive oil, the onions and lots of fresh garlic! Summer eats all from the garden!! So good.

I heart summer.. and everything that comes along with it. I hope to post some pics of the giant pumpkins once they are done! Wonder how big they will get this year..??  ;)

Happy summer friends...

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