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Happy Anniversary

Hey there, Bleeps! Today, I have an anniversary card to share with you. It’s pretty simple and not feeling too chatty as I type this. I did make some banana nut bread and it turned out great. I’m now doing Project 365 on my iPhone, which is the easiest way for me, so I’ll probably tweet my photos every day or so. I’ll share my banana nut bread photo later. The recipe is by Laura and it’s super easy and fast. Well, that’s about all I have to share, so I’ll just ‘see’ ya’ll tomorrow!
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by again!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink – background basics (polka dots 2), rustic branches, mega mixed messages

Ink: Papertrey Ink – scarlet jewel; Versamark; Ranger – antique linen

Paper: Papertrey Ink – rustic white, kraft; GCD Studios – christmas sleigh collection

Embellishments: Papertrey Ink – ribbon


  1. Trim white cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim patterned paper, ink edges, and adhere to card front.
  3. Trim kraft cardstock, stamp polka dot background, flowers, and sentiment, then adhere to card front.
  4. Tie ribbon around card front and ink card edges.

Maile BellesJanuary 12, 2010 - 2:53 am

Gorgeous card Ashley! I love how you combine the branch image with the polka dots!

Heather P.January 12, 2010 - 10:24 am

This is so pretty! Love the rich colors… :)

mom2christopherJanuary 12, 2010 - 3:49 pm

Oh so pretty! So elegant! :) Kathy

SimoneJanuary 12, 2010 - 11:35 pm

Stunning card Ashley! I love the warm colours you used :)

Alice WertzJanuary 13, 2010 - 4:02 am

simply beautiful! love it!

~kelly marie~January 14, 2010 - 12:33 am

Beautiful card! I started 365 on my phone too! Well, more like 355 now :).

Angie TiemanJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:25 am

Gorgeous card! Love the warm elegance of it!

2S4Y :: Be Mine

Happy Monday, Bleeps! I hope you had a great weekend, even though it flew by! I got a chance to visit some great stores yesterday, including the Paper Source and Anthropologie. I forgot how much I really liked both stores, but Anthropologie blew me away. They were having a sale, which was really exciting and I picked up a few items, which put a HUGE dent in my wallet (*gulp*)! I guess I’ll be wearing those pieces over and over and over again to make sure I get my monies worth!:)Here is a photo of one of the tops I found (not on sale UGH!) that I had to have. My style is a bit funky. I like traditional with something that pops. This shirt is SUPER comfortable. The necklace was much more flattering on than on the hanger. My favorite part is the embroidered colorful flowers of course! I love bright colors added to my wardrobe. I would share my other two finds, but they weren’t on the site. If you have a store near you, check them out. If you don’t like their clothes, you’ll love their home decor!
Anyway, about the card! Today, I’m sharing a Valentine’s card inspired by Laura’s sketch over at 2S4Y! This week’s sponsor is The Cutting Cafe and I got the chance to make an entire card from digital stamps! I had a lot of fun!
Here’s a peek at the sketch! It’s a great one, so I hope you all get a chance to create something inspired by it!
Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day!
  1. Trim raspberry fizz cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. In Photoshop CS4, add color to heart pattern and print on matte presentation paper.
  3. In Photoshop, size frame labels, add hearts, and print on cardstock. Cut out frame labels and hearts and assemble.
  4. Matte heart digital patterned paper on black cardstock, then adhere to card front.
  5. Add ribbon treatment.
  6. Adhere frame label to card front.
Stamps :: The Cutting Cafe – All About Valentine’s Day
Paper :: Office Depot – matte presentation paper; Papertrey Ink – raspberry fizz, sweet blush
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink – true black ribbon
Rose AnnJanuary 11, 2010 - 10:25 am

Your Valentine is so pretty, Ashley!! I just LOVE your style, girl!!

Heather P.January 11, 2010 - 10:26 am

Ooo, love how this turned out! So fun and crisp. :)

Love that shirt, too! All the little details really make it pop!

Courtney BakerJanuary 11, 2010 - 12:04 pm

A sale! I so need to go. Love their stuff.

Super cute card. Love that pp!

mom2christopherJanuary 11, 2010 - 12:38 pm

Very sweet! :) Kathy

Lea L.January 11, 2010 - 1:14 pm

This is so sweet!! I love that heart background paper!!


Stamping CafeJanuary 11, 2010 - 1:15 pm

Super cuteness, Ashley! Love it!!

Regina EasterJanuary 11, 2010 - 2:06 pm

hey Ashley, how ya doing today girl…I so love your clean fresh style…and the shirt is fabulous…hugs

MichelleJanuary 11, 2010 - 6:09 pm

Another fun card…and the cute top is an added bonus!

JessicaJanuary 11, 2010 - 6:30 pm

Love the top!!! I think I'm going to have to pay them a visit ;)
The card is super cute love the colors and the simple, elegant look. Well done!!

Angie TiemanJanuary 11, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Very pretty card! Love those hearts! I'm sure your new purchases were well worth it! Woman can't live on stamps alone!

Maile BellesJanuary 12, 2010 - 2:52 am

Gorgeous card and fabulous shirt! I love your card and clothes style, and Anthropologie is my fav! I just wish there was one closer to me than 2 hrs away! Thanks for sharing.

RleenJanuary 13, 2010 - 4:49 pm

Aloha Ashley,
WOW! your creations are gorgeous! You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for the inspirations.
Have a great day!


~kelly marie~January 14, 2010 - 12:25 am

Love this card! So fun! And I love Anthro too. I tend to just stare and not buy, but I want it all!

naomi chokrJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:57 am

what an interesting sketch. i went all duh on the black protruding thing. But you did amazing. The ribbon is perfect..everything about this screams….sweet!!!

Wishing You Comfort

Hey there! I hope you all are enjoying your weekend! I have had a very low-key Saturday. I’ve taken my time, gotten side tracked, and created at my leisure. During one of my side tracks, I was surfing online (one of my favorite past times) and came across Verve’s Viva La Verve’s sketch/inspiration challenge. This is my first time participating, but I could not resist after taking a peek at Amber’s sketch and the inspirational photos. I had a lot of fun with this one too!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for taking a peek!
  1. Create an A2 card from brown cardstock.
  2. Trim yellow cardstock and stamp flowers, then matte on cream cardstock.
  3. Tie ribbon around yellow cardstock into a bow and set aside.
  4. Stamp sentiment on cream cardstock.
  5. Trim polka dot patterned paper and adhere to card front.
  6. Adhere yellow cardstock with foam adhesive.
  7. Add cream cardstock with foam adhesive.
Stamps :: Verve Stamps – serenity, wonderful wishes
Paper :: Papertrey Ink – vintage cream, dark chocolate, bitty dots (patterned paper)
Ink :: Clear Snaps – chestnut
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink – ocean tides ribbon
Amy RohlJanuary 10, 2010 - 10:21 am

Gorgeous colors, Ashley! Isn't it great to get sidetracked Ü

JocelynJanuary 10, 2010 - 10:46 am

Beautiful! I love these colors and who doesn't love polkadots?:-)

Inspired ScrapperJanuary 10, 2010 - 11:05 am

Wow very beautiful and 'clean' ,, LOVE it!

Nancy L.January 10, 2010 - 11:46 am

so pretty!

Maile BellesJanuary 10, 2010 - 11:49 am

Gorgeous! Love how you matted with white. Must be nice for you to have a weekend to take it easy for once.

Heather P.January 10, 2010 - 2:34 pm

This is so pretty! Love the colors, and the yellow panel for the main image is unexpected and totally fun! :)

BarbaraJanuary 10, 2010 - 2:38 pm

What a beautiful card Ashley!

Pam W.January 10, 2010 - 4:48 pm

This is so pretty. I like the white matting under the focal image. Very nice.

Lucy AbramsJanuary 10, 2010 - 6:29 pm

Gorgeous card Ashley – love the polka paper, such a perfect background.

GwenJanuary 10, 2010 - 6:50 pm

What a beauty this is!! think I'll stay & look around a little :)

clouds shadlerJanuary 10, 2010 - 8:57 pm

Very beautiful! Luv the colors you chose, and so CAS :D

Clouds :D

naomi chokrJanuary 10, 2010 - 9:06 pm

great interpretation of the sketch!!!! The image is great!!! somehow it looks embossed…but i guess it isnt. love the colors!

BTW i like your new blog picture!


Kimberly's KraftsJanuary 10, 2010 - 10:46 pm

Just perfect Ashley! :)

Valscrap Démo Stampin up !January 11, 2010 - 2:21 am

I love it so ! Like all the things you do !

Alice WertzJanuary 11, 2010 - 3:22 am

this is one of my favorite color combos! beautiful card!!

~kelly marie~January 14, 2010 - 12:23 am

Stunning! What a gorgeous color combo!

LatishaJanuary 14, 2010 - 1:15 pm

So beautiful :)

Marcie S.January 16, 2010 - 11:49 am

Just gorgeous!