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12.15.2008

Thanks So Much


Hi everyone! It's another Monday, but that means we're closer to Christmas! I'm looking forward to my time off over the holidays! I made over 150 holiday cards this weekend, so I'm tired of the assembly line card making and ready to create something new. So, I decided to sneak in a few minutes to participate in the Loonie Stampers Challenge and couple it with this week's CPS Sketch! So much fun! The colors for LSC were great. I barely use the spring rain, but I did! The sketch was difficult as I find almost all sketches difficult, but I almost followed the template. I still love the double ribbon design, so I use that instead of the curvy line elements.

This weekend, I heard some great news that I'll share with you. First, the LSC girls chose my card for last week's contest they were having! YAAAAY! They are a really fabulous group with great challenges and inspiration, so check them out! If you google "Loonie Stamper Challenge" you will find all of the design team blogs (Char, Dee, Wendy, Regan, and Jewels). So, join me one week, will ya?

My other big news is that I have three cards that will be published in May 2009 issue of CARDS magazine! YAAAY, my most favorite papercraft magazine! I'm really excited and thrilled because May is my favorite (birthday) month, so it will be definitely a gift when I see them published.

Well, have a great Monday and...

Here is how you can make this same card:
  1. Trim cardstock to 11" x 4.25", then score at 5.5".
  2. Stamp background image of flower in blue ink, then the overlaying image in brown ink.
  3. Cut out flower and set aside.
  4. Punch circle using vanilla cardstock.
  5. Punch scallop circle using brown cardstock.
  6. Using dimensional, adhere flower to vanilla circle.
  7. Adhere circle to scallop circle.
  8. Trim alpha pattern paper to fit the scallop circle.
  9. Adhere scallop circle to alpha pattern paper.
  10. Tie ribbons around center of card base.
  11. Adhere alpha pattern paper over top of ribbons.
  12. Trim corner edge in brown cardstock, then adhere using dimensionals.
  13. Stamp sentiment under ribbon.
:: My Goodies {thanks so much}::
Stamps: PTI-out on a limb (sentiment), garden of life (flower)
Ink: spring rain; chocolate
Paper: Cardstocks: PTI-Ripe avocado; vanilla; dark chocolate Pattern Paper: PTI-alphabet
Accessories: dimensional; dew dot; scallop circle punch; circle punch; top notch twill brown ribbon
Technique: Stamped
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5

18 comments:

Catherine said...

What a pretty card. I really like the double ribbon and the flower with the dew drop, it looks lovely.

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Tessa said...

Way to go Ashley!!! I can't wait to see your name (and your cards, hee!)in print! That is awsome news!!!

And, I can't believe you did 150 cards this weekend! I still have to do mine- picking up pictures this afternoon and I am not looking forward to the assembly line!


Have a great Monday!

Catherine said...

150 cards?!? WOW! I made NONE! LOL!

This is so pretty, Ashley, I really like the double ribbon on your card and really cool color combination :)

Christina said...

Oh wow!! 150 cards in a weekend! You go girl! I get tired of the assembly line kind of cards really quick, too. Haha! I did that for our Christmas cards and I ended up having to take days off from it so I could stay sane. Haha!

I would love to hear more about the Cards magazine. Is that the magazine that is more like a book and with an expensive subscription fee? It looks so tempting, but I would really want to make sure it was worth every dollar first. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

Congrats on the cards that will be published! That's awesome!

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Hi Ash! I was totally thinking of you making 150 cards this weekend and thinking....CRAZY girl!! Your Loonie card is awesome. Where is the Spring Rain?? Just kidding....I *think* I see it! haha. And as usual I am SO glad you play along with us...I look forward to seeing your creation every week!! Loooove that double ribbon bow!

Regan said...

ah we love that you play along too..psssst, I'm going to me in May 2009 too!!

Wendy said...

You are knocking these out of the park when you "play" with us girlfriend! Lovely card, and you even followed the rules. I am such a rebel, switched the vanilla for the white!!! LOL See you next week???
Congrats on the card and magazine as well!!!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous card for this weeks challenge Ashley! We love that you play along each week! Congrats on the pub!

Rhonda Kelly said...

WOW! Alot of congratulations on your news!! Love the card, so pretty. Love the green and brown together. Thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

Pretty Card!!! I can't believe you made 150 cards...WoW! congrats on the pubs!

Stamping Cafe said...

Very pretty card! 150 cards in a week....WOW! Congratulation on the pubs! Way to go, Ashley! I can't wait to see your name and the cards!! :)

Jewels said...

Ahley!! That is fantastic!! Congrats on your upcoming Publications!!!

Pamela said...

Beautiful! I love it!

Charity Hassel said...

completely gorgeous colors and take on the cps sketch!

Linda Beeson said...

I love your card - perfect thank you card! Great use of the CPS sketch!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty card...I just love that shade of green!! Thanks for playing at CPS this week!

~Lea

debby4000 said...

Beautiful, elegant card.

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