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8.10.2009

Thank You


Hey Everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was relaxing. We did absolutely nothing! Well, we did stuff, but nothing worth blogging about! I'm on major craft deadlines, so I created LOADS of stuff! I'll share some with you through the rest of the week.

Did you guys read my tweet? I forgot to post here that CARDS magazine is highlighting me as their Designer of the Month in their January 2010 issue!! How exciting! I was so surprised when I was notified. I've known for a few weeks now, but wanted to make sure I got everything done before telling you all! I can't wait until January to see the issue.

Today's card colors are inspired by Dawn's color challenge. It is quite a unique color palette that I would never put together, but on a neutral base did not turn out as bad as I thought. I'll have to admit, it took me quite some time to think of this design and I didn't know if it would end up in the trash or on the blog. But, here it is! It's very simple, but the colors make it pop.

Well, that's it for now so stop back by tomorrow for more 'stuff!' Thanks for visiting today and enjoy your Monday!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim plum pudding cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Trim vintage cream cardstock and stamp flowers in varying inks.
  3. Adhere cream cardstock to card front.
  4. Add stitching.
  5. On strips of raspberry fizz cardstock, stamp sentiment.
  6. Add sentiment to card front using foam adhesive.
  7. Add button with twine to sentiment strip.
:: My Goodies {thank you} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - life + paper tray
Ink: Papertrey Ink - scarlet jewel + raspberry fizz + plum pudding
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - vintage cream + plum pudding + raspberry fizz
Accessories: Papertrey Ink - plum pudding button + twine; Janome Sew Mini; Craft Supply - thread; foam adhesive
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

47 comments:

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Oh Ashley, this is stunning! I adore these colors together and your design is just amazing! Love it!!

Maile Belles said...

TO DIE FOR!!! This is simply stunning and I love it! Fabulous job on the challenge!

Oh and CONGRATS!!! What fabulous news about being Designer of the Month in CARDS mag!! Can't wait to see the Jan issue! So very happy for you, you deserve it!

Ann said...

WOW!!! Congrats on being featured in CARDS!!!! Your card turned out beautifully!

karlak said...

Beautiful card!

clouds shadler said...

oh wow Ashley! that is sooo awesome! being a Designer of the Month for Cards Mag! woohoo! Congrats!!!
Your card is fab, love how you used the colors, I saw the colors and thought it looked like it wud be difficult to work with, hehe.

Clouds :D

Catherine said...

This is a lovely card Ashley and the colours in the flowers work well together. The stitching with the button and the double layered sentiment look great.:)

AMY FLEMING said...

Love everything about this card!!

katrynka said...

These are some of my favorite colors to put together!! You did a great job. And congrats on your guest designer gig!!

Lisa H. said...

oh, wow! Ashley, this is stunning.

Heather P. said...

I think this is gorgeous! You rocked these colors, Ash! LOL, I still haven't decided if I'm going to need to sit this one out! It.looks.hard! :)

Rose said...

Gorgeous. Just. Gorgeous! I'm struggling with this color combo and you've packaged it up perfectly with this card!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is gorgeous, Ashley!! Congratulations on being the Designer of the Month for CARDS magazine!! You soooo deserve it, girl!!

Julie Batta said...

You never disappoint. This is beautiful!!!

travelingmama said...

I LOVE this!! This is gorgeous!!

Savitri said...

So so pretty!!! And I'm not a purple gal :P Oooh, is that Dawn's colors for this week? Eeek, it'll be a tough one for me :P

Anabelle said...

This is lovely!!! Congrats on being featured. Can't wait to see the issue!!

2Bis2DO said...

oh i really love the way you put these colors together.

Terri E. said...

Super stiching and button details. Way to rock Dawn's color combo out!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Maria L. said...

What a fun card (I love that set and use it often!). Definitely have to give the color challenge a go as well (and hopefully before the deadline! lol).

And congrats on the upcoming feature in CARDS. :)

IamDerby said...

Really pretty! And congratulations on the big honor!

Nancy L. said...

Congrats on the magazine highlight! Love your card! Everyhting is perfect!

Taheerah said...

Can't wait to see your work in CARDS - just got my first ever copy here in the UK. Definitely deserved, your cards are always brilliant - and this one is no exception!

Erica said...

WHOW! You go girl...super CONGRATS!

Kim J. said...

Gorgeous card!! Love how those deep hues work together.

Jennifer Holmes said...

This is very pretty - great job with the challenge! This came together very nicely!

Tiffany Heilman said...

ooh, I love this card. Very pretty. Love how you used the pinks and purples for the flowers; it mixes really well.

sarahmartina said...

Wow...this is so pretty. Love the boldness of it. You always pick the perfect color as your base! I know I say that every week...lol! But I just love it b/c it's sthg I'm so afraid of...lol! Great use of the "Life" set also.

Regan said...

how awesome is that..whoot!!

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is beautiful!

Ange Kelly said...

Just Gorgeous! I love the stitching!

Winter said...

Very pretty! I love the flowers and the stitching! :) Congrats on designer of the month!

Janelle said...

Beautiful card, Ashley. I really like the way the flowers are layered and overlapped in all the different colors. Looks great! And, congratulations on your upcoming feature in Cards magazine!

Kristy Vernon said...

Cool card! Love your take on Dawn's Color Challenge.

Bonnie said...

So very cute Ashley! Love the popped up sentiment! Now you know I am totally going to use that now...right??

sarahmartina said...

Congrats on the spotlight! This is a stunner!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick! :)

Maile Belles said...

Congrats on making the spotlight!!! I totally saw that coming, it's such a fab card! Love it!!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Congrats on the spotlight! Gorgeous card!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! this is so pretty! Congrats on making the spotlight!!

Janelle said...

Congratulations on making the spotlight!

Maureen said...

congrats on the spotlight! Love the stitching and purple card base...and congrats on the CARDS spotlight as well. I'll watch for it!!

Betty Wright said...

This is fantastic, Ashley!!! Love the sewing detailing!!! Congrats on making the spotlight!!!

Julie said...

not only congratulations on being "in the spotlight" but also about CARDS! you're on a roll!!

Catherine said...

Congratulations Ashley on being "In the Spolight" you did a lovely job on using the colours for this challenge.

Jessica said...

Your card is SOO pretty Ashley! Congratulations on top pick! And on the CARDS mag designer of the month! How exciting! You're work is beautiful!

Kimberly said...

I love your card Ashley! Its just stunning! :) Congrats on being in the spotlight!

Paula Pascual said...

Beautiful, great card!

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