Monday, November 28, 2011

*TDay Memories*

How bad am I?

Thanksgiving comes ONCE a year. My little family is only together
like this a little each time due to the fact that both of my birds
are flying away at college....

so how bad am I that
I.never.picked.up.my.camera.the.entire.Thanksgiving.weekend?

Yep, these are the ONLY family shots I got while the kids
were both here....
all shot on my iPhone.

Gosh I love them:
just reflecting on how blessed we are:


















(how cute is my sister in the bottom right?)

here's a few more:
the table...waiting on everyone...




The "D-Man" (Duster) saying..."Gobble Gobble Gobble Gobble Gobble, yeah."


















one more fam shots:



















The fam as the kids arrived home....



















closer of our 2 greatest blessings!
See  y'all in 2 weeks when you're home for Christmas break!
Love love love my life....

back soon...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

*Elle's Studio November Inspiration Gallery*

Hi friends!!
It's that time again!
Elle's Studio November Inspiration Gallery is LIVE!
Go check it out! The girls on the DT did another amazing job this month.

Here are my creations:
My Forever Whatevers:


















I used:
handmade layers date and place strips
red pennants














21.5 Years:


I used:


& a card:
You Are My Favorite Moment Of Today:


I used:


I love creating with Elle's tags. They make any project complete!
Hope you enjoyed this month's inspiration!
Don't forget to check out the entire gallery - it's fabulous!


Enjoy the rest of your week!
It's Thanksgiving, ALREADY!
I hope you enjoy yours & get to spend it withlots of friends & family.
My youngest arrived from  his college last night & my oldest comes home from her
college today! I cannot wait to have my nest full.
They  have no idea what's in store for them this weekend with LOTS of pictures...
::hee hee::

Have a wonderful time!
Be back after Thanksgiving....
gobble gobble gobble gobble gobble, yeah.

Friday, November 18, 2011

*Little Black Dress November + a winner!*

happy friday!
(**warning long post..picture heavy...have coffee in hand...**)
this week has certainly flown by...come to think of it...this month is flying
no wait..it's the entire year that's flying by.
pretty soon it will be Christmas...then the new year.
which means I'll be turning another year older (ack!)
which leads me to the following projects I did for
November's Little Black Dress kit:  Rubies & Sapphire

I loved this months kit because it could be used for
SO many different projects. Christmas, Holiday or just any day...
I decided to chronicle my big adventure coming in Jan...(becoming 43).

Not alot of people believe me when I say I'm 42.5 years old.
I get "no way!" or "WHAT!" or "is that your sister (Savannah)?"
or "hey your little brother's cute!" (Shaypher).
I grin big when the latter 2 happen.
Mostly because it's torture for my precious kiddo's. ha!

yes, I married young, had babies young...so at almost 43 with my 2
off at their colleges - it's like I'm discovering a new me.
My body begs to differ as it is beginning to understand that
playing basketball with your husband can be hazardous to your health.
(and not to mention...a site that no beholder needs to encounter.)

I owe looking younger to my sweet precious mom.
She kept me out of the sun as a child (fair skinned girl I am) as much
as she could & always told me to take care of my skin. I actually listened!
Thanks mom! Plus...it's in the genes. My mom is a very beautiful, young looking
lady herself.

Oh man..sorry, I got sidetracked didn't I!
Here's the rest of my projects:

and for all you world travelers...bon voyage!

just to let you know...these are my final projects for Little Black Dress.
My term has come to an end & it's been a FUN adventure.

Thank you Little Black Dress for having me!!
I've enjoyed my Design Team term with you!
your kits always ALWAYS make my mojo flow...
thank you so so much!


and now, what you've all probably been waiting for!

I'll be contacting the winner but I wanted to publicly
announce my drawn at random kit winner:
and that person is...

Chris, expect an email from me!
Thanks everyone for your comments & for liking what I made!
have a great day...
back soon!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

*Echo Park + May Arts Blog Hop*

hi everyone!
if you're stopping by during the Echo Park & May Arts blog hop...
you're in the RIGHT place!!

better late than never - as my mom has always told me...

I apologize for my post being so late
- our internet/phone/DSL has been knocked
out since Sunday evening due to an AT&T issue in our neighborhood!
my neighbors on each side of me, one across the street (weird, right)
and us...ALL out.

anyway...you have NO idea how happy I am to be back up and running!
Now let's get to the hop!



for my hop project, I worked with one of my favorites, For The Record


The colors are some of my favorites right now.
I love the rich reds, the blacks and mixed with the turquoise
and a bit of creams & greens...yum!

Heart Throb:


I hand cut my hearts a little bigger than I actually wanted, so I cut one
a little smaller & ended up using the leftover cut out as the frame for
my smaller heart at the bottom of my layout

the colors were PERFECT for the photo of my son I wanted to use.
I also incorporated 4 different May Arts Ribbons.
I am a sucker for ribbon. I'll use it for any project.
Be it boy, girl, whatever. I LOVE ribbon.

I also used the border with numbers & the ruler to sort of
define my son's SR. photo.
plus..he's one cute boy...I know, I'm biased.

Now what would you say if I told you that YOU too could win
your own collection of:


or whichever kit you'd like to have your sweet little hands on...
wouldn't that be FUN?
You sure can!
all you have to do is leave me a comment here
telling me your favorite release by
Echo Park...new, or previously released & which kit you'd like
to have in your sweetlittle hands!
I will choose by random on Friday & post right away.
Please also include your email address in your entry so I can get right back to you!

But wait!
Before you do...
please visit the May Arts blog for more inspiration and lots of ideas!

and here's EP Design Team blog hop in case my post threw you off any:
-Leslie Ashe (you are here)



hope you have a great day!!
I'll be back with more...I've been gone so long I have so much to tell you!

Friday, November 11, 2011

*Winter Park*

happy Friday!

today I want to share some Echo Park projects
I've recently made using one of their newest lines, Winter Park:

He Walked In A True Winter Wonderland:

here's a few cards:







& finally - a snow tree:







































Isn't Winter Park FUN?!!
I loved creating with it!

go and get it...you will thank me later!


Oh and before I go, I wanted to share a little sneak of something
I've been working on & will share soon:


(taken with my iPhone...)

thank you for stopping by today!
our flag is flying HIGH today for our Veterans!
Thank you for ALL you do, have done and will always BE to
our nation...heroes. We applaud you, we adore you. Thank you!

have a great day!



 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

*Adding to my Collection*

today's my day on the Prima blog
& I did a page on one of my favorites in my vintage camera collection:





Supplies Used:
  • #843380-Alla Prima Ferrulle Paper
  • #842390-Madeline Parsley Paper
  • #552367-Miss Kate Coppertone
  • #553500-Aglow Coffee Bean
  • #553005-Gillian Cider
  • #552527-Essentials 11 Printery
  • #552831-Le CoQue Mystere
  • #548803-Love Note Melody
  • #544355-Arco Iris
  • #550134-12 x 12 Alla Prima ABC
  • #544317-8 x 10 ABC
  • #544249-8 x 10 ABC
  • #551162-Tiny Treasures Paris
  • #551117-Reflections Alla Prima
  • #890728-Resin Window D├ęcor
  • #890711-Resin Window Frame
  • #890742-Resin Ceiling Ornaments
  • #542191-Felt Gate
  • #551629-Resist Canvas
  • #545574-Mask

to see more pics, get tips & read the story,
just check out the Prima blog today!

today's short & sweet - my to do list needs to be tackled.

hope your day is wonderful!

Monday, November 7, 2011

*Smile Like You Mean It*

another quick post today...

this is a layout that I made for an idea book,
but the publisher decided not to do the book - so I get to share it here:

Smile Like You Mean It:

I went for a vintage look with these photos.
I love these shots of my beautiful daughter!
my journaling says:
"a daughter is the most beautiful gift. YOU are my beautiful gift.
my life. my joy, my lifesong.  I adore you....~Mom♥"

I also added this journaling: 
"Savannah - your smile is what fills my ♥.
your eyes dance. you are my beautiful girl.

live out loud. shine bright. smile like you mean it. live lift to the fullest.
be you. be fabulous you. shine & love yourself."

that's it for today.
i'm SO busy today working on
some FUN new things with this:



(Echo Park new release...lovely, right?! I LOVE it!)
have a great day!



Thursday, November 3, 2011

*November Prima Product Pick*

have you been to the Prima blog today?
the November color palette is up and boy is it b-e-a-utiful!!!

here's a card I made for the blog:














and here's the November palette:

















and the products I used:
  • Reflections Paper Scribe # 842345
  • Mask # 545574
  • Tiny Treasures – Paris # 551162
  • Reflections – Printery # 551100
  • 8x10 Printery ABC # 550073
  • Melody Sepia # 552947
  • Flaxence Barley # 552022
  • Splendor Fall Mix # 553531
  • Medley Copper # 553470
  • Vermont Brown # 553630
  • SIIC and Pearls # 541163


  • happy Thursday!
    off in a bit to see my girl at college & take her to dinner...
    so glad she's only 35 minutes up the road!

    enjoy the rest of your day...

    Wednesday, November 2, 2011

    *Bittersweet*



    sorry for the delay in posting this week - it's been a busy week at the Ashe house..

    today's a quick post.
    a thank you...
    a bittersweet, forever grateful thank you...

    to Glue Arts.

    As of Nov. 1st,
    my time has ended working with Glue Arts & I wanted to share
    my final project using the gorgeous Webster's Pages line:  Your Life:  Beautiful:



    to see some close up shots & what else I used,
    check out the Glue Arts Blog


    thank you Glue Arts for the time I've spent with you.
    It's been a wonderful term!
    You've been so gracious, so wonderful & I'll always remember
    the fun I've had as a Glue Girl!

    have a great week friends -
    i'm off to get some fun stuff done in the studio...