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3.24.2010

So Grateful for your Help + Watch Me Wednesday



Happy Hump Day! Today, I'm sharing a card with you inspired by Lisa Johnson's Poppy Seed Challenge #2. Oh how I love Lisa's style and did I mention she is the greatest? Check out the fun photo of us below from Winter CHA! I loved this challenge because it is very open, but gives you motivation to pull out a few elements and work with those. For this challenge, we had to use polka dots, light moss, and buttons. Well, somehow I created the card above.



I also have a video to share with you. I mentioned the other day that I got the chance to visit Archiver's (since there is not one in my hometown) and I'm very excited that I was able to find a few great things. Take a peek at this video to see what I picked up!



Thanks so much for viewing the video and stopping by my blog. Details on the card are below!

Instructions

(1) Trim rustic cream cardstock to an A2 card base.
(2) Stamp damask background pattern with spring moss ink.
(3) Trim polka dot patterned paper to fit the back of the frame and stamp sentiment.
(4) Adhere chipboard frame to patterned paper.
(5) Trim black tulle and tie in a knot (in the center), then adhere to card front center with a glue dot.
(6) Pop chipboard frame off card front center.
(7) Embellish frame with buttons and rhinestones.

Supplies

Stamps :: Technique Tuesday - rococo; Waltzingmouse Stamps - blessed by you
Ink :: SU! - black; PTI - spring moss
Paper :: PTI - rustic cream
Patterned Paper :: PTI - bitty dots
Embellishments :: May Arts - tulle; Tattered Angels - chipboard frame; PTI - buttons; KaiserCraft - rhinestones

49 comments:

Simone said...

Your card is soo stunning Ashley! I love that moss colour. Loved all your purchases too - now I want to go on a crafty shopping spree! :)

Jen said...

um, LOVE. simply LOVE it!!

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

Hi Ashley! wow!! I love all the things you got!!! love the Prima flowers!I can't remember when was the last time I bought lots of scrapbook stuff ...

nat said...

Such GORGEOUS cards!!!

baby008 said...

Oh i love your card! They are Gorgeous! I like the stack of cloth that you show at 15.99! Anywhere I can get from online purchase? Thanks. Have a nice day!

Laura O'Donnell said...

great stuff! tfs!

Beate said...

Oh Ashley! This card looks incredible. So elegant. Love the colors and composition.
Hugs and smiles

Be(e) said...

Beautiful card, Ashley!! Very elegant! Thanks for the video, I always love to see what other people purchase.

Laurel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

sarahmartina said...

LOOOOVE the card! And I *NEED* those Melody Ross frames... Sadly, I had most of what you shared already...lol. Except the fabric and stamps. I think I'l choose my next location of residence based on where an Archivers is! Lol!

TFS!

carole said...

every day, it is a big pleasure to see your atwork.
If I would know about this challenge before, I had a go... may be i Have time.... who knows ?

Bye
Carole

Jessica said...

This card is lovely, Ashley!!! Simple elegance :)

Dana said...

Stunning card, Ashley!! So elegant!

loni.sue said...

Once again I'd like to say how much I admire your beautiful work. It's an inspiration to me. Whenever I check Google Reader your blog is one of the first three I go to. I just watched your Archivers video and now I can say I also admire your beauty, period. Great screen presence also. U go grrrrrrl!

Kimberly Alberto said...

Thx for sharing your finds. I'm such a hoarder too :)
A lot of neat stuff, I love the fabrics you've picked up, and the Prima flowers. Oh and I do love your haircut.

Heather P. said...

Such a gorgeous card, and look at all those fab goodies you picked up! :)

Lucy said...

Ash....I absolutely loved everything you purchased. We have very similar tastes. Thanks for the sharing!

Tiffany said...

Pure elegance, and I really love that frame encasing the sentiment!

stamp500 said...

Thanks a million. I love show and tell.

Jinny Newlin said...

Your card is so elegant! Love it and all your fun, Archiver's finds!

ahuerta said...

You are gorgeous, and so is your work! I have to find those Prima rosettes. I've never been into the whole Prima thing until I saw those. Thanks for the heads up!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this card Ashley, the background is so pretty!

Lindsay said...

Yea for all those goodies! I just love Archivers! Your necklace is so fabulous btw! It looks great with your sweater :0)

joy said...

Ashely, love your video! -- you are so genuine! You are the kind of lady that would be fun to scrap/card with!

Susan said...

Your cards are so lovely...also loved your cute presentation of products...would love to have them all! I'm in So Cal...no Archiver's or Hobby Lobby! Ack!
Thanks agin! Susan

LadyGrey said...

I love your style! The tulle is wonderful - beautiful, beautiful card.

clouds shadler said...

This is such a beautiful card Ashely! Luving the organza accent on the card, so you, so elegant! awesome video btw! I know what it's like to go into an Archivers and find awesome goodies!

Hugs
Clouds :D

Staci said...

that little touch of black tulle is perfect!

Petr@ said...

What a beautiful card you made! simply adorable

Danisha said...

Your so cute in your video. Loved seeing all the new stuff you got, must say I am a little jealous of all the wonderful stuff you got! Don't have an Archiver's around here! Enjoy!!! And don't hord that paper, use it! LOL

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashley...

I'm a frequent reader of your blog! love to see your creative work as I really like your style. I also love your videos, too....whether it's a card or your latest purchases, keep them coming!

thanks..michele h..

Ingrid Danvers said...

Wow....your card is awesome. Beautiful design and very elegant.

Eva said...

Ashley...I have just have to say you are TOO CUTE on your video..I so enjoyed your little finds...and your card of course is gorgeous!! I am so glad I got to meet you in person!

Christine Blain said...

I LOVE how you've used black with the light moss. It looks stunning! Beautiful card.

Yana said...

your card is lovely! and thank you so much for posting the video - I loved it!

Donna said...

Beautiful card! I've never been to an Archivers store, but now I really want to go! Thanks for the fun video, you do a wonderful job(& i love all your cards!)

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Your card is beautiful and very elegant! I love it! Congrats on your bloomer award!:)

Taheerah said...

I was sure I'd commented on this card but looks like I was mistaken! Such a gorgeous, elegant creation Ashley, and you make it look so effortless! Congrats on getting picked for Lisa's Challenge!

Kelly Rasmussen said...

congrats on being chosen as a bloomer...your card is just gorgeous!

Trinh said...

Congrats on being a top 5 bloomer! Your card is so pretty, especially love how you used the tulle.

Ashley M said...

Fun card Ashley! Congrats on being in the top 5!

Vicki B. said...

Love your card - I thought it was so elegant looking! I would love to go shopping with you! You got some great things on your shopping trip. I sure wish we had a Archiver's here. Thank you so much for the video!

starshin1 said...

Archiver's Ink in Overland Park, KS was one of the first places I stopped at during my visit to Kansas a few weeks ago. It is a huge store and full of terrific items. I didn't see most of the items you had shown earlier. It is a fun store though. Thanks for sharing your finds with us. Your card is so beautiful!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous cards and such a fun video! Love all of your finds!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ashley,
Gorgeous card-I love your style! I LOVED your video of your shopping trip to Archiver's. Thank you so much for sharing your goodies and thank you for sharing all your inspiration and creative talents. :)

Tammie in MN

luv2scrap said...

I love this card. It is really beautiful. I also enjoyed your video of all your Archiver purchases. It's neat to see what you bought and plan to use on future cards.

Tiffaney in VA said...

Wow! A lot of fun finds. I so miss being close to an Archiver's. I absolutely LOVE the necklace you were wearing in the video! Thanks for sharing you're great shopping expedition with us.

Betsy said...

It's so much fun viewing all the goodies you purchased...I get excited just imagining all the creative possibilites and they're not even mine!
Please show more of your shopping treasures in the future...I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves enjoying them with you.

Sami said...

Great Card - Would also make a fantastic wedding invitation - love the simple use of tulle!

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