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Paper Crafts Publications

Hey There! I’m back today to share and recommend more publications for you to check out, if you haven’t already! These publications are by Paper Crafts magazine team. The first is Stamp It! Cards magazine. I have a few cards published in there, including the anniversary card show above. I also participated in the Stamp it Three Ways column near the end of the magazine. There are a lot of cute, fun, and luxurious cards showcased in this magazine and it has been the talk of the industry, so check it out if you haven’t already. You can pick this magazine up at your local bookstore, craft store, like A.C. Moore, or here.
The next publication is A Card a Day and features over 365 cards you can make throughout the year. Trust me, there is a card in this special issue for any occasion. It is a must-have for any crafter. I have 11 cards published in this issue, including the card shown above. This photo is taken from Two Peas in a Bucket website who is selling this publication at a discount, so check it out…NOW! My card is the one of the right, “Be Mine” with the six hearts!
I hope everyone gets a chance to pick up their very own copy and check them out! I’ll be back tomorrow with my 2S4Y card for the week and also to start a special game!
Thanks for stopping by!
JessicaFebruary 7, 2010 - 11:06 am

Way to go Ashley!!! I picked up the mag yesterday and saw your cards. I love them all. These two here are gorgeous as well. TFS

Courtney BakerFebruary 7, 2010 - 11:41 am

Love them all! I promise as soon as I saw your Stamp It card I knew it was yours!

~kelly marie~February 7, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Congrats, girl!! Gorgeous cards!

mom2christopherFebruary 7, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Awesome cards! Fun and colorful…the trio! :) Kathy

Alice WertzFebruary 8, 2010 - 3:56 am

congrats! fabulous cards!

AliceApril 9, 2010 - 7:45 am

your blog is wonderful – so glad I stumbled upon it! I've been seeing your name more and more and love your style… thanks for the inspiration!

January CARDS Publication

Cardstock, patterned paper, fibers, button, stamps: PTI, Ink: PTI, SU!; Snowflake punch: Marvy Uchida; Corner Rounder: Crop-a-dile Corner Chomper by We R Memory Keepers; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft (swiss dots embossing folder)

Cardstock: Gina K. designs, PTI, SU!; Ribbon: Michaels, PTI; Run on: Hambly Studios; Letter stickers: Making Memories; Stamps: Fiskars; Ink: PTI; Pen: Uniball Signo; Die cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft (swiss dots embossing folder)

Cardstock, patterned paper, stamps: PTI; Jewels: Kaisercraft; Ink: PTI, SU!

Cardstock, Stamps (PTI); Ribbon: PTI, Wrights; Ink: SU!

Stamps – delightful to delicious (Verve Stamps); Cardstock – aqua mist (PTI); Patterned Paper – early bird collection (Cosmo Cricket); Ink – chestnut roan (Clear Snap); chalk (PTI); muslin fabric; thread; sewing machine; scallop edge punch; Ribbon – chocolate chip (SU!)

Hey Everyone! We’re officially SNOWED IN! I’ll try to take photos tomorrow and post them for you all to see. Just popping in to share the cards that CARDS magazine so graciously published in their January issue. I was lucky enough to be the Designer of the Month, so four cards were featured in that section. I provided the supplies and/or links to the original posts where more details can be found. If you want more information on the cards, just let me know!
I have not even made anything yet. I’ve been surfing the Internet all day/evening (after my nap, of course). So, hopefully I can get one card made tonight before I crash into a deep sleep (again)!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Saturday!:)I’ll be back tomorrow with another post!
~kelly marie~February 6, 2010 - 4:05 am

Love all of your January CARDS cards! That baby girl card is so amazing! Oooh, I love it!

Lucy AbramsFebruary 6, 2010 - 4:34 am

Wow – what stunning cards. So much variety. You are soooooo talented….

sarahmartinaFebruary 6, 2010 - 4:38 am

I'm always a fan of your cards, but the Baby card is I think my all time favorite card of yours! Great month for ya!

RaeFebruary 6, 2010 - 8:14 am

Love your mittens cards, and the colors on the "Happy Birthday" card are so soft and pretty it just made me smile. Congrats on all your successes, you are a real talent!

natFebruary 6, 2010 - 10:57 am

Beautiful cards ! I love the first one !

JessicaFebruary 6, 2010 - 11:07 am

Great cards, Ashley!!! I love the coffee mugs card :)

Julie MartinFebruary 6, 2010 - 11:37 am

wow, ashley, you've outdone yourself…i mean, your cards are always incredible, but i absolutely love each and every one of these! fantastic job and congrats on being their DOTM!!

Heather P.February 6, 2010 - 1:17 pm

These are all totally fabulous (I know, who's surprised?! *smile*), but that baby girl card is just insane!! I LOVE it!!

TiffanyFebruary 6, 2010 - 2:43 pm

Each one has its own sweet touch, love them all and BIG congrats on being designer of the month!

mom2christopherFebruary 6, 2010 - 3:33 pm

Wow! These are super cute! Congratulations on all these! I think I have just one! ;) Kathy

Angie TiemanFebruary 6, 2010 - 3:40 pm

What an AWESOME collection of cards, Ashley! Congrats on the pub!! I LOVE those sweet birds on the bright pink, so fun!

Lea L.February 6, 2010 - 7:11 pm

These are all gorgeous! Can't wait to get my designer's copy so I can see them in print!


JenFebruary 7, 2010 - 12:37 am

congrats! i was so excited to see you as designer of the month…yea for you! the cards are beautiful!!
enjoy the snow for me….:)

Alice WertzFebruary 7, 2010 - 3:49 am

wow! fabulous cards! Congrats on being designer of the month!! you ROCK!!!

Caardvarks :: CARDS Wedding Card Challenge

Hey Bleeps! TGIF!! I’m so excited to share with you this vintage-modern wedding card. I can picture this given to one of the Ace of Cakes employees again. I watch way too much Food TV! Anyway, this card is for Caardvarks new challenge…wedding cards and is sponsored by CARDS magazine. Both elements of this challenge make me super happy because I enjoy making wedding cards and also browsing and creating for CARDS magazine. So, each of you should make a wedding card and enter it into this challenge because the winner will get PUBLISHED in CARDS’ July issue! Isn’t that great news?! I was so excited when I first heard about it and couldn’t wait to share it here!
About this card…
Last weekend, I knew I had to make this card for the challenge to share with you all, but as usual I was procrastinating because I “think” I work well under pressure!:)We were snowed in a bit on Saturday and I was watching Extreme Home Makeover. It was a repeat I believe (the one with Mary J. Blige as the special guest). Well, one of the designers added damask wallpaper to one of the rooms. The wallpaper was purple with a gold damask pattern. I immediately said aloud, “That is so pretty. I’m making a card from that!” So, here it is!
Speaking of snow. We’re expecting about 20″ at least starting today through Saturday. So, I guess I’ll be watching more TV, making more stuff, cooking, looking out the window, and napping! This is going to be one long weekend, but a happy one!
Take care and enjoy yourself!
  1. Create an A2 card base.
  2. Trim purple paper to fit card front and stamp damask pattern.
  3. Cut purple cardstock into 3 even strips and add stitching, then adhere to card front.
  4. Add pearl flourish.
  5. Stamp sentiment on cream cardstock and pop off card front.
Stamps :: PTI – damask designs, big and bold wishes
Ink :: Encore – gold; VersaColor – purple
Paper :: CutCardstock – gold, purple; PTI – rustic cream
Embellishments :: ZVA – pearl flourish
Tools :: sewing machine, thread
Heather P.February 5, 2010 - 2:44 am

Wow, this is so dramatic! Love how it turned out! :)

LOL, I hear you on the eating, sleeping, watching TV thing this weekend… Only my 4 1/2 year old will probably nix my nap schedule! LOL

JessicaFebruary 5, 2010 - 11:04 am

Wow!!! Amazing card, Ashely!!! It is so rich and elegant. It's amazing how ideas bounce out from everywhere, ay!! I absolutely love it. TFS

The weekend idea sounds so good. Enjoy :)

alexandra s.m.February 5, 2010 - 11:14 am

It's abeautiful card and thank you for including all the details about it ;-)

CookieFebruary 5, 2010 - 4:15 pm

Beautiful! LOVE coming over here and looking at your wonderful designs! I LOVE your new photo too you look so PRETTY! If you have a chance come by and visit my blog you are an inspiration!

mom2christopherFebruary 5, 2010 - 6:21 pm

Gorgeous wedding card! Love the adhesive pearls!

Yaneri ~ScrapyCrafter~February 5, 2010 - 9:15 pm

Simply Bellisimo Ashley! Really nice, love the gold tones in it!!

Stay warm and cozy! It's raining hard here in California.


~kelly marie~February 5, 2010 - 10:39 pm

Gorgeous card! Love the purple and gold!

TiffanyFebruary 5, 2010 - 11:04 pm

Really beautiful and amazing with the purple and golden hues!

Alice WertzFebruary 6, 2010 - 4:45 am

love the rich purple in this! gorgeous card!

Lea L.February 6, 2010 - 7:11 pm

This is gorgeous!