Friday, September 28, 2012

*I {{♥♥♥}} you, Lily Bee!*

hi friends!
happy Friday!

I'm so excited to share some EXCITING news with all of you!

I was asked to be a part of this amazing design team:


I absolutely ADORE Lily Bee Design! The products, the colors, wow...amazing.
To say I get to be a part of this fabulous team, wow. I am HONORED.

Thank you Lily Bee - I am one excited, giddy, happy girl today!

You have to check out the announcement on the blog today!
Just LOOK at this team I get to work with! Lily Bee

I've made a couple of layouts recently using some Lily Bee that I wanted to share,
in honor of this fabulous day!

oh man...I'm just so excited!
off to enjoy this day...
have a great one friends!
back soon - have some fun projects to share!

Monday, September 24, 2012

*I will call this random day...*

Because that's exactly how it's going to be today, ha!

Random post from me with random ramblings and what-nots....
(and a couple of photo's to boot)

First up - did you know that all week last week we had a grand time
at  Noel Mignon having a "Back To School Crop?" It was a great time!
Went by too fast if you ask me! Well my last class I taught was on Friday.
It was Math. Imagine teaching math. I.HATE.MATH.
But I had fun teaching!  I played "Bingo" in my class:
(photography by Andie Smith - another one of my boy's SR. pics. Gosh he's cute.)

My husband and I LOVE to go on adventures in our new adventure seeker
seriously - if we could drive this thing all day every day - we would.
but the main thing we LOVE to do is get lost

(all iPhone snaps....i cheated though. last one, wasn't with Alan in that shot. with my sister's! ha!)
my point for all this random mumbo jumbo.
while at the Montgomery Street Antique mall in historic Fort Worth, Texas -
we saw many many things.
such as:

(I'm so doing my bedroom in gray's...gah!)
or even this:
which - I wanted. I wanted to take that home
immediately and not eat, pay bills or do anything
for forever - because it cost an arm & leg!
Not to mention...where would I put that?
brilliant idea.
(here's a little closer shot of that fab piece:
I have this pantry in my kitchen.
(I forgot to take a picture - so just imagine.)
it's boring. White louvered doors. B.O.R.I.N.G
It almost made me cry it was so boring.
the lightbulbs went off when I decided I'd rather eat,
pay my bills and shop whenever I want...(hee)
so we set off on a mission.
I knew I wanted to paint our pantry black.
(we're going for a french country look in our kitchen)
I knew I wanted those slats or louves GONE.
I knew a change was coming.
(don't even worry that we've lived here for 11 years now, LOL)

we set off on a journey to find just the perfect fabric for the background
(and before I bore with ALL the fabrics we looked at - I'll just share the winner:)
don't even worry - this blew my #1 choice OUT of the running.
Not only because it's toile - but hello SALE!
next up -
some chicken wire.
(I opted for the more french country look of standard hexagon shape - of which I did forget
that photo too, oops.)
so here's what's happening in my house right now.
Operation French Country Pantry is now in session:

(cork shelf liner)


still has a few touch ups - doors aren't finished yet
all chicken wire isn't installed - but it's getting there and
Gah----like alot.
Genius idea - sometimes I have those!
anyway - once it's finished.
i'll update.
wow...that was easy:
and quite random.
look for another post like that soon.

Friday, September 21, 2012

*In The Spotlight*

Drive by Friday post...
hi friends! Happy weekend.

The past couple of weeks American Crafts has been highlighting
a design team member so you can get to know them & see some of their work.

Yesterday it was my day! I don't normally blast posts about myself -
but I think this was a FUN one... American Crafts Spotlight

You can read everything there, I don't want to bore you with repeating, so
I'll just share my creations I did for the post:

Shine On, Son!
(photography by: Andie Smith)
yes, I'm STILL scrapping Shaypher's SR. photo's 2 years later -
they're too good NOT to!
Plus...he still looks the EXACT same. HA!!

He's down in San Marcos at school & boy do I MISS HIM.
I haven't seen him since he left.
I'm craving his hilariousness. He keeps me in stitches. Ha!
The Welcome Committee
(photography by me and David B - my bro in law)
My sisters are probably so excited (not) to see they're on the internet. HA!
That's my oldest sister to the left, my older sister in the middle & me!
This was Jan. 2011 when our sweet Presley Blake P was born!

My middle sis and I drove down to Houston for the event...
we were the Princess' welcome committee!
Terry (left) being a "grandmom", Melinda (middle) & myself being "great aunts!"

Presley is born to my beautiful niece Taylor.
just recently celebrated being cancer FREE for 10 years!
Isn't she gorgeous?
(pretty sure she's excited about newest role, MOM to her "mini me.")
Here's their sweet family whom I love so very much:
(from their wedding this past June!)
I could eat that little princess up!
Wanna hear a funny about her?
(and wasn't this a drive by post anyway? yeah...well...)

I know this is only going to be funny to me.
My sisters, niece & Pres were all together the other day.
They're trying to get Presley to say my older sister's name, Melinda.
She flat out said...."no, LA-LA!" - i'll take that.
She was pointing to me.  "La-La". She calls me lala..♥

sorry Mel - she must think LaLa is easier to say.
(or she likes me better?!? LOLOL..just kidding)

gosh I love that kid.
I mean she totally makes my ovaries HURT.
(don't worry, I'm way too old, LOL)

Monday, September 17, 2012

*Heading Back To School*

It's that time!
Back To School!

How about a crop to put you in the mood??
We're having a week long Back To School Crop over at the
Noel Mignon site. Teachers will be teaching each day, games to be played, prizes to be won...
Don't be tardy - go check it out!
Back To School Crop <----------------just click there to join the fun!

Today starts off with Beginning Band - I'm your teacher!
Here's my project:
and some close up shots:
can you tell I chose lyrics from a song?
Hope to see you in class!

Friday, September 14, 2012

*Prima Scraplift Friday*

hi friends! it's a crazy busy day here at the Ashe house
so I'm driving by for a quick post....

it's Friday, yay! Not only's a Prima Scraplift Friday!
Some of the DT took a beautiful layout designed by Brit Sviggum &
made it their own. You can see the original design & all the beautiful takes
right HERE:  Prima Scraplift Friday:

Here's my take:
here's a couple of details:

I used the gorgeous Romance Novel line...
here's everything I used:

  • Romance Novel Harlequin Paper # 844967
  • Romance Novel Dear John Paper # 844936
  • Romance Novel Messenger Paper # 844981
  • Wood Doors # 560713
  • Wood Clocks & Tickers # 559199
  • Wood Buttons # 559267
  • Canvas Wood Clips # 558840
  • Metal Trinkets # 559687
  • Metal Pin # 560034
  • Ivory Encore # 561369
  • SIIC # 560461, # 560522
  • Romance Novel Washi # 561161
  • Tea Thyme Washi # 561208
  • Rondelle Washi # 561185
  • Craftsman Washi # 561154
  • Welcome To Paris Washi # 561178
  • Other:
  • Ink: Adirondack Alchohol Inks in: Slate, Mushroom
  • Paint Mist: Perfect Pearls Mist – Bronze
    That's it for today!
    off to send in some projects requested for publication, yippee!!
    so so blessed.
    have a great one!

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    *What A Grin!*

    maybe i'm a tad slightly biased, but man, this kid has a grin that won't quit!
    that funny, quirky, cute cute boy.
    He's always been a smiler. Always wants to make everyone else smile too.
    Gosh he's funny.
    Ok I could go on and on about this kid....
    I made this layout for my Monday post on the Noel Mignon blog today!
    Noel packs some amazing kits! This one is the September Evening Stroll kit
    (don't kill me,'s sold out.)
    Here's some close up shots:

    Don't forget to set your calendars for next week's Back To School crop at Noel Mignon!
    Have a great day everyone!
    I'm still waiting to hear from my American Crafts Blog Hop Winner.
    If I don't hear from this winner by Friday - I will randomly draw a new winner!
    I'm off to dive into my box of lovelies that just arrived Friday from American Crafts!
    New goods to play with...yippee!!!

    Friday, September 7, 2012

    *Winner Winner, what time's dinner?*

    Hi everyone!

    just stopping by this Friday with a layout to share:


    Made with Noel Mignon's September kit: Evening Stroll.
    I just saw this kit is SOLD OUT.
    My gosh - I LOVE this kit.
    LOVE it!

    Here's some close ups:
    to see my post on the Noel Mignon blog, just check it out here: Monday's with Leslie
    Speaking of Noel Mignon - have I told you about the BACK TO SCHOOL
    crop that's going to be taking place next week?? That's right! All  classes
    will be "school" theme - perfect for this time of year!

    I hope to see you there! There's going to be SO much fun going on. You have to join in!

    and now....

    I seriously need to be put in time out.
    I can't believe I totally spaced on letting my winner know who she is!

    From the American Crafts blog hop post below...would
    brigid16 - send me your information at:  leslieashe(at)gmail(dot)com
    and I'll get your box out Monday!

    Saturday, September 1, 2012

    *American Crafts Farewell Blog Hop*

    Hi!! Happy Saturday!

    Welcome to the American Crafts Farewell Blog Hop post!
    Our post is special as we say goodbye to the AC Design Team 2011-2012

     If you're here from Corrie Jone's blog - you're in the RIGHT spot!
    If you've just wandered here by accident - head back to the AC blog
    for the starting lineup & you'll be set to hop & hopefully win prizes!

    (I'll have the blog list at the end of my post - so stay tuned!)

    I can't even BELIEVE a  year has gone by so fast. American Crafts is one AMAZING
    company to work for. I've made so many projects I will always treasure using AC!
    Thank you American Crafts, thank you!
    It's been a FUN fun ride!
    I've been very fortunate to be able to work for such a FABULOUS group of ladies!
    These girls are some seriously talented people.

    (I'm so LUCKY to be coming back for another fun, fantastic, exciting year!)

    In honor of this blog hop - I've put together a few of my FAVORITE
    projects I've created this past  year - along with this first project I made JUST for this hop:
    and here's some of my favorite projects I've created:

    I could share SO many more, but I want you to be able to hit the
    hop & have fun!
    Now just head over to the lovely Suzy Plantamura's blog & you're set!

    Here's  your blog hop list just in case you get lost:
    Don't forget - start off at the American Crafts blog & end up there!
    There's some GREAT prizes!
    I didn't get a chance to take a photo of my prize, but I am offering
    a small prize package for one lucky winner!
    I've put together a flat rate priority box full of old and some new AC stuff
    (some might be a *tad* used, meaning...some letters are gone or stickers, whatever...)
    but there's stamps, stickers, paper, Thickers...etc.
    just leave me a comment - tell me what is YOUR favorite AC product to play with?
    have a great day & happy hopping!