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Pack Your Bags

Hey there, Bleeps! Happy Friday Eve! Today, I’m sharing a card with you I made during my adventure on the design team. Some people have asked about the inserts of the alphabet letters, such as in the letter a, e, o, p, b, d, etc. I sometimes keep them filled as a personal preference. No, I did not forget to remove the inserts. This is just a way I like to use the alphabet letters. There is no rule. You can keep your inserts included or take them out. I like them inserted some times because you can still see the definition of the letters to make them out and it adds a different texture.
By the way, for those of you who leave questions in the comments on my blog, please leave your e-mail or some way for me to respond to you. If you are leaving a comment as Anonymous, then there is no way I can directly respond. These options; however, will be changing in the near future, but for now I just wanted those who like to ask questions to know that I love responding, but get to a dead end when there is no return method of communication.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your day!
  1. Make an A2 card base.
  2. Stamp airplane.
  3. Adhere canvas tag.
  4. Add chipboard letters.
  5. Corner round the edges.
  6. Add faux stitching.
Stamps :: Marah Johnson – jet plane
Ink :: SU! – white; Uniball – white gel pen
Paper :: PTI – kraft
Embellishments :: Making Memories – canvas tag (passport collection); Basic Grey – chipboard alphabet letters
Tools :: We R Memory Keepers – corner chomper
naomi chokrFebruary 25, 2010 - 1:39 am

Have so much fun!!!!!!! I cant wait to see pics from your trip and read about your adventures with mac. I will miss your posts!!!

I have always wanted to visit Thailand…. the shopping is amazing. Remember HAGGLE!!!! I heard its easy to haggle there… you wont even need mac to do it for you! Haha!! Be safe, eat lots of curry and enjoy!!!!

Mwah!!!!! Email me when you get back!! (if you remember)

GloriaFebruary 25, 2010 - 2:00 am

Great card and love the letters!!!

~kelly marie~February 25, 2010 - 5:09 am

LOVE this card! That tag is awesome! I hope you have an AMAZING time!

AnonymousFebruary 25, 2010 - 10:27 am

I love this card! I have that airplane stamp too – it's one of my favorites. If you will be in Bangkok during the weekend, you must go to the Chatuchak. It's the largest market I have ever been to.

Have fun!

SavitriFebruary 25, 2010 - 10:58 am

Oooh, I just guessed it! I saw the post on FB… the one with the bday card and last hint. Then I went to see if you had anything else posted and VOILA… THAILAND. I guessed right!!! Whoo hoo! Have a fun time. I heard it's gorgeous there and if you shop, haggle!

TiffFebruary 25, 2010 - 12:09 pm

I like both looks, with and without! I think it looks great "with" on your card!!!! Your card is amazing and I hope you're having a blast :) Stay safe!

Lucy AbramsFebruary 25, 2010 - 5:34 pm

Love it Ashley – so creative and fun.

JanelleFebruary 25, 2010 - 6:38 pm

Wow, you're in Thailand?! Now that IS a vacation! Have a fantastic time!!

Happy Birthday

Hey there, Bleeps! Happy Hump Day! Today, I’m sharing a colorful birthday card that will hopefully give someone a smile and sunshine. Are you read for today’s vacation hint?
Vacation Hint #3: The vacation spot is where a martial art originated that McArthur studied and also a place where I can indulge my ultimate favorite food.
Thanks so much for visiting and leaving your guesses and comments! See you tomorrow!
  1. Make an A2 card base.
  2. Trim kraft cardstock block, stamp background pattern, and color in dots.
  3. Adhere kraft cardstock to card front.
  4. Trim kraft, turquoise, and pink cardstock strips.
  5. Scallop edge punch the bottoms and adhere to card front.
  6. Add ribbon treatment.
  7. Stamp sentiment and adhere strip to card front center.
Stamps :: PTI – background basics (retro) + communique curves (sentiment)
Ink :: SU! – white, pacific point; Copic markers
Paper :: PTI – white, kraft; – turquoise; Bazzill – pink
Embellishment :: PTI – ribbon
Tools :: SU! – scallop edge punch
JenFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:08 am

oh, i love this card!! yep, makes me happy!!:)

Lea L.February 24, 2010 - 2:16 am

This is so pretty Ashley! I love the stamped background, and how you've colored in the centers!!


loni.sueFebruary 24, 2010 - 2:44 am

Ash, I hate to repeat myself but I love your clean, classy style. I'm not wild about that background stamp but your color choices and coloring the centers make it a knockout. I just luv surfing over to your blog. Could u be in Jamaica, mon?

sarahmartinaFebruary 24, 2010 - 3:19 am

Such fun colors! Love this! Gonna miss you! ;) The food hint is a dead giveaway…lol!

~kelly marie~February 24, 2010 - 4:29 am

Loving this card! So cute!! The food is a total giveaway :). hehe!

Courtney BakerFebruary 24, 2010 - 11:12 am

Oh I love how you did the background. Way cute!

JessicaFebruary 24, 2010 - 11:13 am

What a great *birthday card* Ashely!! TFS

SophieFebruary 24, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Hi Ashley,
Love this bright card, would make anyone very happy. My guess is Brazil. Did some digging around with that last hint :)

LaurelFebruary 24, 2010 - 3:57 pm

Love your card. and I love how you colored the background. Adds a total new look to the stamp!

Geny (Mommy Geny)February 24, 2010 - 6:20 pm

Fabulous, pretty card, love that background!

TiffanyFebruary 24, 2010 - 8:39 pm

Really dynamic colors on this, love it!

StaciFebruary 24, 2010 - 9:05 pm


Cute simple card by the way!

SavitriFebruary 25, 2010 - 10:56 am

Is it Thailand? Cute card… but is it Thailand?

ShazMarch 1, 2010 - 5:13 pm

Great card I love it!

Get Well Soon

Hey there! Sorry this is posted a little later than usual, but I’m in full vacation mode!:)So, I’m checking in with you all and posting a card to share. First, I’d like to answer a few questions from this post. Some of you were interested in the stamp I used on the first card. It is by Waltzingmouse Stamps – faux fun circles. I die cut the circle, then stamped the circle label, then added the sticker for the sentiment. If you haven’t checked out Claire’s stamps yet, I highly recommend them, especially the nestie-friendly stamps if you’re not sure where to start!
Yesterday, some of you answered correctly! Now, onto today’s vacation hint!
Vacation Hint #2: The vacation location is in another continent where the climate is currently hot and sunny!

Thanks for visiting!

  1. Make 5″ square card base.
  2. Stamp text background pattern on cream cardstock, then cut into strips, add stitching and ink.
  3. Adhere strips to card front with foam adhesive.
  4. Stamp flowers, cut out, and adhere to card front.
  5. Hand-cut stems and adhere, then add stamped leaves.
  6. Add ribbon.
  7. Stamp sentiment and adhere.
Stamps :: PTI – background basics (text) + in bloom; Melissa Frances (sentiment)
Ink :: PTI – vintage cream; SU! – river rock; Ranger – antique linen
Paper :: PTI – scarlet jewel + vintage cream + kraft + ripe avocado
Embellishments :: Michaels – ribbon
LorraineFebruary 23, 2010 - 2:30 pm

Love the card everything about it. Hugs

Lucy AbramsFebruary 23, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Wow – STUNNING card Ashley. Love the script background panels.
Are you in Australia???? (Wherever you are, I am totally jealous. It's snowing again here in England).

tisa's creationsFebruary 23, 2010 - 5:16 pm

are you going to Brazil…it just a guess…love the card!!!

HapiFebruary 23, 2010 - 5:30 pm

hello… hapi blogging… have a nice day! just visiting here….

Kelley EubanksFebruary 23, 2010 - 5:38 pm

This is gorgeous! Love it! I love the colors and the panels… so pretty!

Tiffany HeilmanFebruary 23, 2010 - 6:37 pm

Wow I just love this card!!!!

Lea L.February 24, 2010 - 2:17 am

Wow…this is gorgeous! Are you going to Bora Bora? (Honestly…I don't actually know where that is, or what language they speak…so it is a silly guess! Tee hee!)


~kelly marie~February 24, 2010 - 4:30 am

So pretty! Love the stems you made!

caroleMarch 3, 2010 - 2:13 pm

I lost theis one…. very interesting how you have arrange In bloom from PTI, it is a good idea, very original.

WendyMarch 4, 2010 - 10:52 pm

OMG Ash, this is stunning! I love this one, one of my fave's this week!