23 February 2013

Travel blog name--STILL CONSIDERING!!

If you are a regular reader here, you'll know that I'm going to be starting a new (and completely separate from this one!) travel/food/photography blog and have been looking for a catchy name for it.  THIS CRAFTY BLOG IS NOT GOING AWAY!!!  Traveling, food, and photography are three of my other passions, so what better thing to do than start a blog that incorporates all three!  I only had a few suggestions, so I'm going to leave the contest/giveaway open until March 15!  Feel free to direct your friends over here, too, if they have suggestions!  All you have to do to have your name suggestion considered is to leave it here as a comment.  That's it!  Hope I get more submissions!

22 February 2013

All Racing Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the All Racing Blog Hop!  Today we are celebrating the start of the 2013 NASCAR season and the Daytona 500.  I love racing in any form, and I found some wonderful crafty ladies who share that love with me.  We have all created a project having something to do with any form of racing.  

If you've raced over from Carla's blog, you are in the right place.  If you just happened on this post, race over to Carla's blog to start from the beginning.

Our wonderful sponsor for this hop is Nikki at Paper Piecings by Nikki.
She has graciously offered a $25 gift certificate to her store.  To be eligible to win this, you must leave a comment on all of the blog posts.

Here's my project for today's hop:
I made this 8x8 layout as part of an ABC book about myself.  It commemorates the first NASCAR race my husband and I ever went to together at Talladega.  It was AWESOME!!!!  This was back in 2005; we've been back once since then and had a great time.  My favorite driver is Mark Martin (We're from the same hometown.), and my husband's favorite driver is Jeff Gordon, so I did half of the photo collage about each driver.

Here's the full lineup in case you get lost:

Ashley <= YOU ARE HERE!

Thanks for racing by!  Be sure you speed over to Toni's blog next!  

21 February 2013

Voyage of Discovery

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I hope everyone's having a great day!  Here in Arkansas it's cold, rainy, and icy.  We were out of school today due to the impending ice storm, and now all of the trees (as well as many power lines!) are COVERED in ice!  I took advantage of the day off to head upstairs to my craft room and came up with this gem of a card:

All in all, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out!  My materials list:  ribbon (from my stash), gold mesh (from my stash), Michael's paper flowers, My Mind's Eye Six by Six All Spice cardstock paper, Ranger Archival Ink in coffee, and Cloud 9 Design stamp (Simple Thoughts--Travel).

The card is my week eight card for Scrappin' 'n' Chattin's 52 Week Card Challenge and also works for SnC's rounded corners challenge for February.  I'm entering this for the following challenges:
~Week 147 at City Crafter Challenge Blog
~Crafting by Designs
~Challenge #159 at Fab 'n' Funky Challenges
~Week #49 at Midweek Magnolias
~Challenge #115 at Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenges
~Bingo Challenge at Scrap-Creations (glitter, flowers, ribbon)
I was also going to enter at Crafty Catz, but I missed the deadline!

I hope you all enjoy your weekend!  It's Daytona 500 weekend, and we're ready for NASCAR season at my house.  Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the All Racing Blog Hop, and stop over at this post on my blog to leave a suggestion for a title for the new travel/food/photography blog I'm starting (blog candy at this one!!!).  Happy scrapping, everyone!

17 February 2013

I need a travel blog name!!!

I'm starting a new travel/photography/food blog, but I need a catchy name!  I thought I'd turn to my fellow bloggers for help.  I'd really to get this blog up and running pretty quickly, so please leave me a comment with your suggestion for a travel/photography/food blog title.  I should mention that the new blog will be a completely separate blog.  IT WILL NOT AFFECT MY CRAFTY BLOG AT ALL!  I'll take suggestions all week and will choose one on Saturday, 23 February, and will post here.  I'll have blog candy (to be announced later) for the person who submits the winning title!  I can't wait to see what my fellow bloggers come up with for me!

16 February 2013

"Heart Warming" Blog Hop

If you're here to see my latest creation for the new LiaStampz challenge, please click here!

If you're here to see my first creation for Miracles Momma Designs, please click here!


Welcome to the "Heart Warming" Blog Hop!
We're so happy you could join us today!  If you came from Anita, then you are in the right place.  If not, please start at Melanie's blog, because we don't want you to miss any of the fun!

My project today is a card I created for a Valentine swap I participated in at Swap-Bot.  My partner was a guy in Germany, so I had to create a masculine card.  I usually make lovey-dovey ones for my sons and husband, so this one was a little bit of a challenge for me!

The stitching on the side is hand-drawn.  The stamp set is hearts2love from The {Stamps} of Life; I used brown ink to stamp with, but the brand and specific color escapes me right now.  All in all, I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out!

Next on the hop is Robin S!

Here is the line-up for today:

Ashley <== That's me!
Robin S <== Go here next!
Misses Crafty
Robin C

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

Miracles Momma Designs Sketch #32

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Great news!  I'm on a new Design Team!  Heather over at Miracles Momma Designs was gracious enough to allow me to join her Design Team, so today is my first reveal with the team.  Here's the sketch we were given to work with:
What a great sketch this is!  Here's what I came up with:
I think I'm pretty pleased with the way things turned out.  I'm also entering this 8x8 layout in the A-Z Challenge at Soul Scrappers.

We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch, so if you give it a shot, be sure to link us up at the MMD blog!  Happy scrapping, everyone!

LiaStamp Challenge #35--Anything Goes!

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If you're here for my first creation for Miracles Momma Designs, please click here!


So sorry I had to miss out on the last LiaStampz challenge, but my printer is out of one color of ink, and my local store doesn't carry my replacements.  Guess I'm going to have to order!

Our newest challenge at LiaStampz should be an easy one for everybody--ANYTHING GOES!!!  I chose this cute Cow Buzz image for my card:

The background paper is from Bo Bunny's Forever Fall line, and I ran it through my Cuttlebug then distressed it with some brown ink.  I colored the image with RoseArt colored pencils and added some Stickles in Star Dust and Black Diamond for a little extra sparkle.  The letters are some letter stickers I found in my stash.  I think it turned out pretty cute!

We can't wait to see your creations!  Be sure to link them up at the LiaStampz blog, and don't forget that you get an extra entry if you use a LiaStampz image.  Hope to see you!