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!!

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