Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

I want to start this post by saying thank you to Alison from Ali's Thoughts (Cards 'n' More) for this blog award. I really appreciate all the awards I have been getting recently.

If you receive this award you are suppose to thank your giver, tell 7 things about yourself, and give this award to 8 fellow bloggers.

So here are 7 things about me:

1. I love to make cards for any occasion.

2. I am currently working on a big project
for someone I work with.

3. I am an aunt to 3 wonderful nieces
and 2 handsom nephews.

4. I can't get enough of papertrey
inks stamps and paper.

5. I love to use prismacolor colored
pencils to color my stamps.

6. I am a nurse at an assisted living
facility and I love everyone I work
with and the residents.

7. I love to go shopping, (of course
what girl dosen't like that.)

Now to the 8 blogs I would like to share this award with:
1. Sandra http://365daysofcricut.blogspot.com/
2. Adorable Anagrams http://adorableannagrams.blogspot.com/
3. Emily http://coolcricutcreations.blogspot.com/
4. katieO's http://katieoscreations.blogspot.com/
5. Nicole http://ohsoeverything.blogspot.com/
6. Sandy http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/
7. Dawnica http://dawnicakorner.blogspot.com/
8. Mary http://cardztv.blogspot.com/

Congrats to everyone who has received this award.

Ashley :)

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Creative Time Throwback Thursday Challenge

Today I have a project for Emma at My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday challenge. This week's challenge is to use a cricut lite cartridge and bling. I used the four legged friends cartridge for this turtle. I think he is just so cute. I used some stickles on the flowers on his shell for the bling.
The thank you is from one Emma's stamp set So Grateful For You. I can't remember the name of the paper pack that the background paper is from, but the rest of the paper and card base is from papertrey ink. The twine is some I had in my stash.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today.

Ashley :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day

Hello bloggers! I know I have been away for a while, but work calls. I have gotten several projects done in the past few weeks, I just haven't had time to post them. I decided today to share the father's day card I made.

I used craft card stock for the base, and vintage cream for the mat. I then used the polka dot basics stamp set from papertrey ink. First I stamped the polka dot outline, to make the background then used the solid polka dot to fill it in. I used barn door, wild honey, and walnut stain distress inks, and a blue memento ink pad to fill in the dots. I then used some versamark and went over each dot and then used clear embossing powder just to give it a little something extra. I then used vintage photo distress ink to go over the entire background to give in a more distressed look.

I used the alphabet cartridge that comes in the cricut expression 2 to cut out dad. I used terracota tile, ripe avocado, and dark chocolate papertrey ink paper. I felt like it still needed something so I used some twine and a button from my stash on the bottom.

I hope you all enjoyed my card today, and hopefully I will have a few more projects to post in the near future.

Ashley :)