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5.18.2009

Monday Quickie Card


How was your weekend? I stopped by a bead show on Friday afternoon and picked up a few fun beads for my brother-in-law's girlfriend who makes jewelry and a few for myself too! Later that evening we left for Raleigh for my brother-in-law's law school graduation! He graduated from the same law school I went to, so it was interesting to see how the school has changed and remained the same since my graduation four years ago (WOW...time flies)! At the graduation, I picked up some t-shirts and mugs. We had a great fellowship with family and friends and will reconvene next weekend for my sister-in-law's graduation (yep, another one, but this time it's for her LLM, which is a masters in law)!

After returning from our road trip from Raleigh, I ate and hurried to the studio to make a card to share today. It is a quickie, but I know how many of you like those fast cards. My tip for today is to use patterned paper and stamp less when you want to make a card, but do not have lots of time. I'm still not back to my old creative self, so maybe this week that will change (I hope)! So much traveling has gotten me out of my groove.

Edited to Add: This card was inspired by Dawn's Color Challenge!

Some have asked about our pictures and trip to the Dominican Republic. Our photos were taken by Franco Rigoni, a photographer staffed by a vendor located at our resort. Franco is an outstanding photographer and we could not resist capturing the moments.

We stayed at the Grand Paradise Bavaro Resort. They provided great service and had a wide variety of food selections. The rooms were not the best, but we did not go on vacation to stay in a room all day long. The beach and weather made everything worthwhile! We even made friends there. I would love to return later in life, but would try another resort. We heard from other travelers who visit frequently that there is not that much difference in resorts except amenities, so it will depend on your travel expectations. I'm not a fussy vacationer, just happy to be somewhere other than at home and working! I highly recommend visiting the Dominican Republic and call it the new and upcoming Caribbean destination.

Enjoy your Monday and I appreciate your visit! :)

Card Instructions
  1. Make an A2 card with berry sorbet cardstock.
  2. Trim flower patterned paper to fit most of the card front and adhere.
  3. Make scallop edge on white cardstock using slot punch and adhere.
  4. Tie ribbon around card front into a bow (cut a small slit along score line).
  5. Die cut tag; stamp sentiment; adhere tag to ribbon with button (brad).
:: My Goodies {Friends to the end}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - mixed messages
Ink: Stampin' Up!-chocolate chip
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - berry sorbet + white
Patterned Paper: Papertrey Ink - friends til the end + bitty dot basics
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - aqua mist ribbon; Stampin' Up! - slot punch + corduroy button; Provo Craft-cuttlebug; Spellbinders-tag die

26 comments:

Scrapping Julie said...

your card is so pretty ashley!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Love those colors!

Maria said...

Great card, Ashley. I love the quickie cards and using PP on them too! :)

Tiffany Heilman said...

love your card. simple and perfect. i relaly like how you added a tag to the center of the ribbon.

Anya said...

Great design! Love the corduroy button.

Heather P. said...

Sounds like you had a busy weekend! :)

Your card is fantastic!

DEBBIE NELSON said...

Beautiful card!

Jessica said...

Oh, my!!! Lovely simple card. I was just browsing through your blog and I found your DR pics. They are stunning. My husband is from DR so it's a very special place for us. *Congrats on your recently published cards ;0) I always enjoy stopping by your blog it's so fun and fresh!! TFS.

Ann said...

Nice job on the color challenge. I love this LO!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous card Ashley!

Stamping Cafe said...

Simply gorgeous as always, Ashley!

Terri E. said...

Love the ribbon, cord brad and fun polka dot paper. Way to rock the color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Wendy said...

This is frigin awesome for a quickie card, I wish my 3 hour cards looked this good...we are still talking cards right!!! LOL

Winter said...

So pretty! I always love your cards, you have great style! :)

Jessica said...

I love this card! You are always making such cute and pretty cards!

Kelly in Canada said...

Simple yet so elegant! I enjoy looking at your cards when you play along with the colour challenges!

Anabelle said...

Just perfect, Ashley!! I the Friends to the End paper on here. Beautiful card.

BethieJ said...

LOVE your card!! it is so PRETTY!!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Oh Ashley, this is another stunner! LOVE it! :)

Deb Rymer said...

So pretty! Great job on the challenge!

Amy said...

Friends 'til the End is such a beautiful set -- and you've used it so well here! Fabulous card!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Anthonette said...

Hi Ashley, congrats on being in Dawn's roundup. LOVE this card! I wish I had that PTI paper...gorgeous!

Mimi said...

Congratulations on being one of Dawn's top picks! Your card is so pretty!

Rose said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on being a top pick ;)

Paula Pascual said...

Well deserved spotlight!

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