Friday, December 30, 2011

*Happy New Years Eve - EVE!*

I know I said I'd see y'all next year -
but I wanted to share
a couple of layouts I just made for AC ....
my work for December...
A Few Wishes For You:

these shots were taken a few months ago -
aren't the kids the cutest things ever?
Biased...yes, but come on! ;D
how I got so lucky...I'll never know!
Anyway...for this layout
I mixed a bunch of Amy Tangerine by American Crafts
with some Garden Cafe & even a little of the new Chap line.

and on this one -
Sr.s Rock:

I used a TON of Chap with a little Amy Tangerine (the stars)
and even some Holly Day letters.
My photo's here are by Andie Smith.
you've probably seen 1 or 2 of these on other projects...

So I hope you've enjoyed them - they were FUN to make!
and I hope you have a very festive New Year!
It's almost here...
gosh I welcome 2012 with OPEN ARMS!

I remember back in January I made a One Little Word -
and my word was "strength." Gosh...funny how that word
was NEEDED and USED so much this entire 2011.

I'll be thinking of a new OLW & will post soon...
I know when I chose "strength" it was for a whole different
reason than what I had to use it for...
but that's ok, I learned ALOT this year.
Especially alot about strength.

See you soon, friends.
Happy 2012....

Saturday, December 24, 2011

*Merry Christmas!*

from the Ashe house to yours....

May your Christmas be full of joy & your New Year full of delight.

See you next year...
personally, I can't wait ;D

Thursday, December 15, 2011

*Elle's Studio December Inspiration Gallery*

it's that time once again...
time for Elle's Studio December Inspiration Gallery!
it's a little sad for me...
this is my last inspiration for my DT term..
6 months flew by FAST!

Thank you Elle for everything & for choosing me to be
one of your Elle's Studio girls! I've had the BEST time being on your team.

For December, since it's the holidays - we did a lighter load
and with the December Project kits that we were sent.
I'm bad...I purchased the other one.
So my page & card are mixed with both of the kits.

First up is my layout - Christmas 2011 Photo Shoot Takes:

I mainly used the sold out kit:  Tis The Season.
Mixed with Jack Frost.

here's my card:
Merry Merry:

Don't forget to check out all the inspiration in the gallery!
The other girls made me drool with their beautiful creations.

I hope Elle's new team has as much FUN as I had being a part of this design team!

Have a great day everyone!
I'm off to enjoy the kids - they both got home from college yesterday
& we've got a fun day planned...

thanks for stopping by my little blog today!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

*Balzar Designs Stencil Hop - Circles in Squares*

hi everyone!
welcome to another fun blog hop!
this hop is coming to you from a sweet lady I know & adore...
Julie Fei Fan Balzer!
She's created some pretty fab stencils
for The Crafters Workshop - I know you'll adore them like I do..
When she asked me to be a part of this fun hop, I jumped at the chance!

Julie is such an incredible artist & scrapbooker!

I've had the pleasure of working with her before on a DT
and she's just got PURE talent I tell you. 
just look at this cool stencil I got to work with:
Circles in Squares:

Isn't that FUN?
Here's what I did with it:

I had the BEST time using paint in a THICK thick coat, letting it dry,
then spraying some sparkly white mist on top. 
After I did that, I simply trimmed 3 rows of my circles in squares &
laid them out on my layout & added the rest of what you see...
these are so FUN & easy to use!
I can't wait to get more stencils. I ADORE them!

Now go hop to the rest of the girls & see how gorgeous their projects are!
here's your hop list:
Leslie Ashe <---------------you are here

Enjoy the hop!
Have a great day.....

oh wait! before I go...
I wanted to share a quick sneak of something coming SOON!

can't wait to share!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

*American Crafts Mini Whimsical Trees*

hi friends!

today I'm sharing some trees I made for my December assignment
for American Crafts. I love how these little guys turned out:

I've got  a full tutorial and a list of all the AC products
I used over at the blog - go check it out!
These were super easy to create.

I'm telling you - if you haven't checked out Pinterest yet -
you need to. I've gotten such GREAT ideas for the holidays
(and EVERY day) there.
I saw a different version of trees similar to these & decided
to take my own spin on them using
tiny tiny trees (they are 2" x 3")

and look!
Two Peas in a Bucket has them featured over at their site!

thank y'all!! you made my day! I'm so excited!

hope you enjoyed the blog hop by EP yesterday!
what a success! thank you for stopping by & leaving such
SWEET sweet comments about my snowman cards!
I really appreciate EACH and every one of you.

Hope you have a GREAT day!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

*Happy December!*

WOW, December got here before I could blink twice!
Happy December!

How about an American Crafts Thursday?
I've got lots to show you!

Here's a couple of layouts I did:

I can't get ENOUGH of that sweet baby of ours!
I say ours like she's MINE. haha!!
Sweet're so wonderful!

Here's my sweet boy

Isn't CHAP yummy? I love this new line from AC!
(photography by Andie Smith)

I've also got some American Craft Christmas cards to share today.
These were up on the AC blog the other day:

my little Santa card is only 3x3"...I love him!

I also forgot to show some TDay layouts & card
that were up on the AC blog a few weeks ago:

That's all I've got today!
I'm up in the studio working on something fun using this....

and a little bit of...

back soon!