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My Apologies

TGIF! I don’t have anything to apologize about, but I think this sentiment is great. Sometimes, you may have offended someone over overstepped your boundaries a bit and may not know quite how to address the situation. This card is perfect. Just send a little note and now the past is the past!
I hope you enjoy your weekend. I’ll be back tomorrow with a Caardvarks posting featuring a few cards. Thanks for visiting!
  1. Stamp background design on card base.
  2. Ink card front and edges.
  3. Trim purple cardstock.
  4. Trim rust cardstock strips and adhere.
  5. Add ribbon treatment.
  6. Stamp label and hand cut. (Tip: Nestie-friendly, but not required; try hand cutting shapes!)
  7. Stamp sentiment and ink.
  8. Adhere sentiment to purple block.
  9. Adhere purple block to card front.
Stamps :: Waltzingmouse – say it in style
Paper :: – purple; PTI – rustic white, terracotta tile
Ink :: Versacolor – boysenberry; Ranger – vintage photo, antique linen
Embellishments :: Michaels – ribbon; PTI – button, twine
WinterFebruary 19, 2010 - 2:36 am

Great card and what a geat sentiment! You never know when you would need it!

~kelly marie~February 19, 2010 - 4:17 am

Wow! Just beautiful! Your color combo makes me so happy! Love it!

Be(e)February 19, 2010 - 6:22 am

The colors on that card are just stunning! Love the design!Love the twine ribbon!

Claire BrennanFebruary 19, 2010 - 9:19 pm

EEk those colours are just so great Ashley!!! FABulous card!

Best Wishes

Hey Everyone! Happy Friday Eve!! I’m back today with a card using some new Waltzingmouse Stamps that were delivered yesterday. I could not wait to get them inky and made a couple of cards. Here is one of them. I used heat embossing technique to emphasize the elegance that these stamps exude.
I’d also like to add that the color choices were inspired by Melissa Phillips’ post here. and Sarah Martina’s post here. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always enjoy yourself!
  1. Make an A2 card base.
  2. Stamp lace border twice with watermark ink, cover with embossing powder, and heat set.
  3. Tie ribbon into a bow.
  4. Add pearls and hat pins. {Tip: Hat pins too long? I use a wire cutter to trim excess metal.}
  5. Die cut label.
  6. Stamp label border with watermark ink, cover with embossing powder, and heat set.
  7. Stamp sentiment on label. {Tip: If an ink is fairly light, use a stamp-a-majig and re-stamp multiple times to get a darker ink appearance.}
  8. Trim blue paper and adhere to card front.
  9. Adhere label with foam adhesive.
  10. Add pearls
Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps – very vintage labels no. 5; Melissa Frances (sentiment)
Ink :: SU! – river rock; Versamark
Paper :: American Crafts – craft fair (blue); PTI – rustic cream + spring moss
Embellishment :: Midori – green ribbon; Maya Road – hat pins; KaiserCraft – pearls; American Crafts – turquoise embossing powder
Tools :: Spellbinders – labels 5 nestabilities; Provo Craft – cuttlebug
Heather P.February 18, 2010 - 2:32 am

Oh wow, this is just gorgeous, Ash! Is that Zing embossing powder? How do you get such even coverage? (Mine always comes out *off*.) :)

~kelly marie~February 18, 2010 - 4:23 am

Absolutely stunning! Wow! You guys weren't kidding about the Waltzing stamps! The colors are amazing and the card is just so luxurious looking! I love it!

Laura O'DonnellFebruary 18, 2010 - 4:59 am


Angie TiemanFebruary 18, 2010 - 7:44 am

Wowza! Absolutely gorgeous!

LuctFebruary 18, 2010 - 8:44 am

Simply divine….love it!

CarlyFebruary 18, 2010 - 9:00 am

Absolutely stunning!

Courtney BakerFebruary 18, 2010 - 10:10 am

Oh my love this… so need to order those stamps!

naomi chokrFebruary 18, 2010 - 10:49 am

So so so so elegant! Classic Ashley style!!!! :)

TiffanyFebruary 18, 2010 - 12:22 pm

WOW!! So stunning, beautiful colors!

MelissaFebruary 18, 2010 - 12:31 pm

Mmmmm…this card is stunning and sweet….what a beauty.

Yaneri (ScrapyCrafter)February 18, 2010 - 12:59 pm

My word girl! This is amazing!! Simply b.e.a.u.tiful!!!! You totally rocked this one out fo sure!!!!!
2 words Ashley —–> LOVE IT!!!


caroleFebruary 18, 2010 - 1:50 pm

Wonderfull… Do you plan to join us at the very first Blog Hop at Waltzingmouse Stamps ??? Please come !!!!


Adina CristescuFebruary 18, 2010 - 1:51 pm

such wonderfull colours! bellissimo!!!

sarahmartinaFebruary 18, 2010 - 3:06 pm

So incredibly pretty! LOVE it! Thanks for the mention! I'm totally in love with this color combo! :)

anyaFebruary 18, 2010 - 3:41 pm

Beee-yootiful!! I love the yellow-green and aqua together! Such an elegant card!

JanelleFebruary 18, 2010 - 9:24 pm

Really beautiful, Ashley! The colors are perfect, the stamping so clean, and that ribbon is absolutely luxurious. Love it!

WinterFebruary 19, 2010 - 2:37 am

Beautiful card! I have been eyeing those stamps, I think I might get some soon! :)

Claire BrennanFebruary 19, 2010 - 9:23 pm

Such an eye for colour you have, this is extra special Ashley, I keep coming back to look at it!!

clouds shadlerFebruary 20, 2010 - 7:25 pm

this card is really beautiful Ashley! I luv the aqua color!

clouds :D

Thinking of You

It’s already Hump Day! Oh how I love four-day work weeks. They seem to speed up just a tad bit. Before we know it, the weekend will be here again! Wonderful Weekends!
Today’s card uses a combination of supplies and elements from rub-ons to stamps, then punches to jewels. It’s all here in this clean and simple card.
Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! I appreciate your support. Enjoy your day.
  1. Make card base.
  2. Trim pink cardstock block and adhere to card front.
  3. Trim green cardstock, punch scallop edge, then adhere.
  4. Trim yellow cardstock square, then mat on kraft cardstock.
  5. Adhere rub-ons.
  6. Add rhinestones.
  7. Adhere to card front.
  8. Add ribbon.
  9. Stamp sentiment.
Stamps :: Hero Arts – everyday sayings
Ink :: Versacolor – pink
Paper :: PTI – white, new leaf, kraft; Bazzill – pink embossed dots
Embellishments – Creative Cafe – rub-ons; Kaiser – rhinestones; PTI – ribbon
Tools :: SU! – scallop punch
LucyFebruary 17, 2010 - 3:14 am

That is so adorable. Love your colors. I am always excited to see what you come up with. What talent. Thanks for sharing.

~kelly marie~February 17, 2010 - 5:39 am

So cute! Those flowers are so fun!

JeanneFebruary 17, 2010 - 1:03 pm

What a fresh take for spring. Love the colors and perky details. Thank you for sharing.

Geny (Mommy Geny)February 17, 2010 - 2:49 pm

Love the colors and that sentiment is so cute!!

Laura DavisFebruary 17, 2010 - 5:39 pm

What a fun card! I love the bright colors :)

mom2christopherFebruary 17, 2010 - 8:17 pm

Beautiful! Love the gems! :) Kathy

SimoneFebruary 17, 2010 - 10:23 pm

Beautiful card! Love those fun flowers :)