21 March 2017

Blog Candy winner!

I'm sorry it's taken me so long to choose a winner for my Blog Candy from the Birthday Bash Blog Hop, but life got in the way!  Random.org selected number 18, which belongs to . . . . . . .

Shannon H Designs!

Congratulations!  Please email me by Monday, March 27 with your address by using the "Contact Me" tab above.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by!


10 March 2017

Birthday Bash Blog Hop


Welcome to the Birthday Bash Blog Hop!  Tomorrow is my birthday (Happy birthday to me!!!), so keep reading for some blog candy!

We hope you are ready to celebrate birthdays with the biggest bash around!!  This hop is full of balloons, cake, presents, smiles, and more!  So let's make a wish and blow out the candles as we celebrate another year of birthdays!!

You should have arrived from Miranda.  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.  This is a one-day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this month!


One lucky winner will get to choose two bundles or files of their choice ($6.00 value).  Please visit Miss Kate Cuttables HERE.  Follow their blog HERE, and you can find them on Facebook HERE.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 3/15/17, at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Today I've got a quick and easy birthday card to show you using only one stamp set!




Sometimes I like to make a card using only a stamp set and a card base, which is what I did here.  For this card, I used the birthday2celebrate stamp set from The {Stamps} of Life.  I grabbed a few different ink pads from my ink drawer just to mix things up a little bit.

**BLOG CANDY ALERT**
One winner chosen at random will win the birthday2celebrate stamp set from The {Stamps} of Life, so be sure to leave a comment!

Up next is the fabulous Christi!

Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley--YOU ARE HERE!
Christi--GO HERE NEXT!

Don't forget to check out this month's new challenge at Connie Can Crop!! 
Connie Can Crop Challenge #56
Sketch Challenge
Due 11:59 pm Pacific Time, Friday, March 31st, 2017

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!


Stick It Down Guest Designer

I am fortunate enough to be the Guest Designer for the Stick It Down double page sketch this month!  As a reminder, here's the sketch:


Since I'm still working on getting pictures on pages from our trip to Disney in 2016, I thought this would be perfect!




It's been so much fun being back at Stick It Down!  Thanks for having me, ladies!!!  Happy scrapping, everyone!



01 March 2017

Happy Birthday Piano

My son's piano teacher (who was also MY piano teacher!) has a birthday on Friday, so I made a card for him to take to her when he went to his piano lesson today.  I used the current sketch from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge at The Outlawz Challenges.






Challenges Entered
~The Outlawz Challenges Wednesday Sketch Challenge March 1, 2017
~Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #158--Celebrate Theme with Ribbon or Trim
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' March Card Challenges--Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come back on Saturday for the Birthday Bash Blog Hop and some blog candy!!!  Happy scrapping!



10 February 2017

Get Well Soon Blog Hop


Welcome to the Get Well Soon Blog Hop!  Being sick is definitely not fun!  Recovering from a surgery, accident, or severe illness is even worse.  We are here to spread some sunshine and smiles and help inspire you to remember that sending even the simplest of cards to someone when they are feeling bad can help brighten their day.

You should have arrived from Sue.  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.

This is a one-day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.  We have an awesome BRAND NEW sponsor for this month!  RUBY MARTHA with


One lucky winner will win a super cute limited edition stamp set from FSJ!!


Be sure to visit her website HERE.

What do you need to do to win?  Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday 2/15/17 at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I used the Week #449 sketch from Sketch Saturday as the basis for my card.


My take on the sketch:

 



I chose the colors because I thought they would really brighten someone's day!  I'd planned to enter the Sketch Saturday challenge with this but unfortunately missed the deadline. :-(

Supplies Used
~Colorbok Rhapsody Patterned Paper Pack
~Memento Dew Drop Ink in Nautical Blue
~Recollections white cardstock
~Sketch Saturday Week #449 sketch
~Stickles in Midnight Blue and Star Dust

Up next is the awesome Shannon M!  Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley--THAT'S ME!
Shannon M--GO HERE NEXT!

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of the hop!


22 January 2017

Space Shuttle Atlantis

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Thought I would share with you today a layout from our trip to Orlando, Florida during the 2016 Spring Break.  Yes, we did the whole Disney thing, but we also took a day and drove over to Kennedy Space Center.  We hadn't been there in several years, and our youngest had NEVER been, so we knew it was the perfect way to spend a day!

One of the additions since the last time we visited was the Space Shuttle Atlantis display.  It.  Was.  AWESOME!!!!!!  When I saw the January 15 sketch at Stuck?! Sketches, I knew it would be perfect to use with a piece of space paper I'd picked up several years ago.


Here's my take on the sketch:




Challenges Entered
~Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' January Layout Challenge--Punch Me
~Stuck?! Sketches January 15 2017 sketch

Supplies Used
~Echo Park Independence Day collection
~Gelly Roll white pen
~Jolee's Boutique Man on Moon stickers
~Martha Stewart Arch Lattice punch
~Paper House Productions Space Collage patterned paper
~Thickers Foam Letter Stickers--Celebrate
~Thickers Printed Chipboard Letter Stickers--Peppercorn

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great week!



21 January 2017

Magazine Mondays--Week 168

I made this layout for the January 24-Hour Challenge in the Scrappin' 'n' Chattin' Yahoo group, then I realized that it would also work for the Magazine Mondays--Week 168 challenge at PaperCrafter's Corner!  Here's the inspiration piece from PaperCrafter's Corner:


My inspiration was from the title on the inspiration piece--"Travel."





I LOVE to travel!!!  I'd always wanted to visit London, and I got the opportunity in June of 2005 when I escorted a group of students to six European countries.  The photos on this layout are of St. James's Palace and one of the guards on duty.

Supplies Used
~Bo Bunny Weekend Market collection
~Cardstock from stash
~Queen & Co. rhinestones in Sunflower Yellow
~Ribbon & twine from stash
~Stampin' Up 1 1/4" circle punch
~ZIG Writer in Navy

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!