Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Few Little Things to Note!

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I am a little late on sharing this news...but better late than never, right??!!  :)  My layout "Tutu Much Fun" was chosen at ScrapFIT last week as the Weekend Warm Up #23 Winner!  That means I am featured on the ScrapFIT Blog this week in their FITGirl Spotlight!!  You can check it out HERE and read a little bit about me and see some of my favorite layouts I chose to share.

Also, my friend Laurie awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award.  Liebster is German for "dearest", "beloved" or "favorite". It is meant to give blogger's with less than 200 followers a chance to get more traffic to their blogs, to share the love and creativity that is out there.  Go check out Laurie's Blog, A Page In Time and become a follower!  You will definitely be inspired by her amazing layouts.  She has such creative talent with misting and bright colors!

And since Laurie was generous enough to pass this on to me, I would also like to share the Liebster Award with a few more of my talented, scrappy friends.  Head over and check these Ladies definitely won't be disappointed:

Laura:  Happiness = Creation (Laura is a whiz with double-page layouts!!)
Andrea:  Precious Memories (Andrea has fun page designs and does an awesome job mixing patterns!!)  
Steffanie:  Life of a Brown Eyed Girl (Steffanie is one of the newest Team members at Scrapfit and she does a really awesome job with clean lines!)

The last thing I have to share with you today, is a layout that I did for one of my favorite challenges.  It is for the Jan./Feb. Issue Challenge #5 at Club CK (hosted by my most-awesome friend, Erika).  Our challenge this week, was to use the color scheme from the front of the Creating Keepsakes magazine.

I really struggled with this layout and it didn't have anything to do with the color scheme.  I could not figure out how to embellish this one!!  Nothing at all came to mind!!  So, I just ended up with the little folded flowers, some buttons, and some mini round gems.  I was really happy with the color scheme, even though we had to use Purple and it is my least favorite of all of the colors.  Fortunately my daughter's dress already had the teal, and purple and I added in a touch of the green to go along with her dress also.  I used my hand-held Singer Sewer to stitch around the perimeter of the page.  I have a love/hate relationship with my Singer...well, it's actually more of a hate/hate relationship!!  :)  Sewing is definitely not one of my mad skills and I can never keep the line straight and somehow my thread managed to break halfway up the right side of the page and everything went all wonky.  But I persevered and managed to get it stitched around the whole page.  Maybe one day will make nice and be friends!!  :)

That's all I have for today and I hope you got to enjoy a little scrappy time for yourself this weekend!  If not, set a little time aside for yourself this week...believe me, the world won't explode if that pile of laundry doesn't get folded right away!!  :)

Products Used:

Cardstock:  BoBunny & Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  BoBunny, Bella Blvd., Cosmo Cricket, & Glitz Design
Mini Round Gems:  Recollections
Buttons:  Michael's
Edgers:  Provo Craft
Punches:  EK Success & Marvy
Thickers:  American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers:  October Afternoon
Pen:  Sakura
Stitching:  Singer
Font:  Abadi MT Condensed Extra Bold


  1. Great layout Ashley! Love the colors - and I think you totally rocked it!

  2. Awww, thanks so much Ashley!!! That means a lot to me. I really like this LO of yours... it is hard to believe you had trouble embellishing it though because you are SO good at that! That is usually where I have trouble!

  3. Wow, the colors you used on this page are just GREAT together!! The flowers are beautiful and I love your handmade journaling tag. Nice work Ashley!!

  4. Th brown in your layout really draws the eye to your daughter and the colors are perfect! Love the pops of yellow :)

  5. your layout is great, love the colors too, that was a great cover for CK...thanks for spreading the love, I will check out those amazing blogs you mentioned... :)

  6. Love love love love this!! LOVING all the photos....and I think that color combo is FAB! :):):):):):):):):):):)