Sunday, May 6, 2018

May Moodboard Girls | Rockstar

It's time for a new Moodboard Girls layout!  Each month, there is a new moodboard to inspire you and some amazing inspiration from the talented MoodBoard Girls!  This month's board is by Christina and it features some of my favorite colors, so naturally, I went with the color scheme for my layout!!

Our line-up for this month is:

Make sure you visit each of the ladies Instagram feed to see what they created!

And if you would like to create something based on the May Moodboard, make sure you share it on Instagram with the hashtag #moodboardgirls, so we can leave you some love!

Also, you'll find a giveaway on my Instagram as a part of the Moodboard Girls first birthday, so head over and check it out!  It could be a Gift Certificate for some fun, scrappy shopping at Paper Issues!!

Monday, April 9, 2018


Hi scrappy friends!!  I'm kicking things off this week with a Scrap Stash Giveaway on my INSTAGRAM feed!  It's easy to enter, so head over to my Instagram and and follow me for a chance to win a selection of the Crate Paper Carousel collection and the Pink Paislee Turn the Page collection!



Sunday, April 8, 2018

Moodboard Girls | Vacation

Hi there!  I am super excited to join the awesome Moodboard Girls group!  If you haven't had a chance to check them out, it's a group of talented crafters that post projects each month, based on a new Moodboard.  You can find inspiration from each of the Designers by following the line up on Instagram, which I'll have later in the post.

Here is the Moodboard for this month!

This Moodboard has some pretty shades of Pink, and that was the first thing that stood out to me.  But once I looked at it a bit more, I decided to go in a totally different direction and take inspiration from the sea bird and sea oats.  That took my layout idea to a beach vacation themed page.

I used the Here & There collection from Crate Paper, because it's a great travel collection.  Then I cut the Outburst cut file from The Cut Shoppe from my background paper.  I used a mix of the 6x6 patterned papers to back the cut file.  I also placed my photo in one of the open spots of the cut file to keep a clean look on the layout.

For my title, I used Thickers from the Here & There collection, and placed a letter in each spot of the cut file.  Then I added embellishments next to some of the letters.  I also used a mix of embellishments in the center of the cut file to add interest and dimension.

I had so much fun being inspired by the April Moodboard, and I hope you've found some inspiration in my layout.  If you create a project based on the mood board make sure you share it on Instagram and use the hashtag #moodboardgirls, so we can leave you some love!! 

Now make sure you follow the line up, to see what everyone else created!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio 4th Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

Hi there, and thanks for joining in the fun as we celebrate Pinkfresh Studio's 4th Birthday!!  There's lots of inspiration along the hop and some awesome prizes up for grabs, so don't miss out!

Before I share my layout with you, let's talk GIVEAWAYS!!  A prize will be given away on each Blog, so make sure you comment on each Designer's post.

One winner from my Blog will win $40 in Pinkfresh Studio products!!  Comments for the giveaway will close on April 9th, at 12:30PM PST.  You will need to check on the Pinkfresh Studio Blog to see if you are one of the lucky winners!

You also have the chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate to the Pinkfresh store by leaving a comment on the PF Studio Blog.

And...there are also chances to win on Instagram!!  One winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to the Pinkfresh Studio store, by reposting the PF Birthday Bash IG Story.  A winner will be selected within 24 hours.

Last, but not least, there will be a Stamp and Die bundle giveaway on the PF Studio Instagram as well!

WOW!!  That's a lot of Pinkfresh goodies up for grabs!!  Good luck!

Now for a look at the layout I created, using the new Let Your Heart Decide collection. It's one of my new favorites, for sure!!

I love everything about all of the embellishments in this collection, so I used as many as I could over a cut file in the background!

The colors in this collection are great!  I love that they work for feminine, masculine, or just everyday layouts.

If you're just now joining in the Hop from my Blog, here's a full list of the Hop order, so you don't miss out on any chances to comment.   

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio A Case of the Blah's Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio A Case of the Blahs Blog Hop!  The Design Team is here to share some inspiration using one of the newest collections from PF Studio.  You should have arrived here from Beata Valint's Blog.  If you're just starting out, make sure you head over to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog for the beginning of the Hop.

As a scrapbooker, I have the tendency to only scrapbook the "pretty" photos from life...but we all know that life isn't always pretty.  A Case of the Blahs offers great products to use for those times in life that may not be unicorns and rainbows.  You still have beautiful products in the collection, but they give you the opportunity to document every facet of life, other than just those happy moments.

When I'm photographing the kids, I never know what kind of photos I'll end up with.  Sometimes they are cooperative and other times we just take what we can get.  HA!  I had an outtake photo from a tree photo shoot of our middle daughter, with her best pouty face and knew the papers and embellishments from A Case of the Blahs would be perfect with it.

I decided to create a vertical design on this layout.  I printed the photo a little larger than I normally do and kept it in Black & White.  I wanted to use a lot of the b&w embellishments from the collection to contrast with the pops of color from the background paper.  And I added in a few colorful embellishments to break up some of the b&w.

Now it's time to continue on the Hop, and you are off to visit Anna Kossakovskaya's Blog.  Here is the full Hop order, if you would like to use it for the rest of the Hop.

Make sure you comment on each Designer's Blog for the chance to win A Case of the Blahs prize pack.  Comments will close on Thursday, February 8th at 11:59CST.  A winner will be randomly selected from the comments and announced on Saturday, February 10th.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide Blog Hop

Thanks so much for joining in the Pinkfresh Studio Let Your Heart Decide Blog Hop!  The new PF collections are all amazing and the Design Team will be featuring each collection over the coming weeks!  You should have arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya's Blog.  If you're just now joining the Hop, you can go to the Pinkfresh Studio Blog to start from the beginning.

I created two layouts using the Let Your Heart Decide collection.  I had a hard time deciding what products to work with from the collection, because it's all so beautiful!


You can find more inspiration using the collection, by visiting all of the DT Blogs.  Next up is Beata Valint.  In case you need it, here's a full list of the Hop order.

Don't forget about our GIVEAWAY!  You can win a Let Your Heart Decide prize package by leaving a comment on each Design Team member's Blog.  Comments will close at 11:59 PM CST on Thursday, February 1st, 2018.

A random winner will be announced Saturday, February 3rd, 2018.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Pinkfresh Studio Playing Favorites Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pinkfresh Studio Playing Favorites Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from the talented Bea Valint's BlogThe Design Team has some fun inspiration for you, as we all share our favorite things!  I decided to focus on two favorite things...the Dream On collection from Pinkfresh Studio and Disney World (our favorite vacation spot)!  

The Dream On collection is great for everyday layouts!  I love all of the bright, happy colors, and they were a perfect match for our photo with Mickey and Minnie!  Since the collection itself, didn't I have a Disney theme, I decided to create my own Disney look with a large stitched Mickey outline shape.  I used Black embroidery floss for my stitching, so the image would stand out from the background paper.

Once I was finished with the stitching, I placed my photo in the center of the Mickey shape.  Then I started filling in all of the inside space with embellishments from the collection.  I mixed the ephemera pieces, leatherette pieces, chipboard pieces and puffy stickers, to create a lot of dimension and texture on the layout.

I hoped you enjoyed visiting my Blog along the way, and that you've found some new inspiration for using your favorite Pinkfresh Studio products!

To be eligible for one of 4 Gift Certificates, you must visit and comment at each Blog on the Hop.   Comments will close at 11:59PM CST on Friday, January 5th, 2018.  Random winners will be announced Monday, January 8th, 2018.

It's time to continue along the Hop, and up next you're heading to the talented Anna Kossakovskaya's Blog.  In case you get lost along the way, or you're just getting started at my Blog, here's the full Hop order to follow.

ASHLEY HORTON <----------------> You Are Here.