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2S4Y :: Be Mine

Happy Monday, Bleeps! I hope you had a great weekend, even though it flew by! I got a chance to visit some great stores yesterday, including the Paper Source and Anthropologie. I forgot how much I really liked both stores, but Anthropologie blew me away. They were having a sale, which was really exciting and I picked up a few items, which put a HUGE dent in my wallet (*gulp*)! I guess I'll be wearing those pieces over and over and over again to make sure I get my monies worth! :) Here is a photo of one of the tops I found (not on sale UGH!) that I had to have. My style is a bit funky. I like traditional with something that pops. This shirt is SUPER comfortable. The necklace was much more flattering on than on the hanger. My favorite part is the embroidered colorful flowers of course! I love bright colors added to my wardrobe. I would share my other two finds, but they weren't on the site. If you have a store near you, check them out. If you don't like their clothes, you'll love their home decor!

Anyway, about the card! Today, I'm sharing a Valentine's card inspired by Laura's sketch over at 2S4Y! This week's sponsor is The Cutting Cafe and I got the chance to make an entire card from digital stamps! I had a lot of fun!

Here's a peek at the sketch! It's a great one, so I hope you all get a chance to create something inspired by it!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day!

  1. Trim raspberry fizz cardstock to create an A2 card base.
  2. In Photoshop CS4, add color to heart pattern and print on matte presentation paper.
  3. In Photoshop, size frame labels, add hearts, and print on cardstock. Cut out frame labels and hearts and assemble.
  4. Matte heart digital patterned paper on black cardstock, then adhere to card front.
  5. Add ribbon treatment.
  6. Adhere frame label to card front.

Stamps :: The Cutting Cafe - All About Valentine's Day
Paper :: Office Depot - matte presentation paper; Papertrey Ink - raspberry fizz, sweet blush
Embellishments :: Papertrey Ink - true black ribbon


Rose Ann said...

Your Valentine is so pretty, Ashley!! I just LOVE your style, girl!!

Heather P. said...

Ooo, love how this turned out! So fun and crisp. :)

Love that shirt, too! All the little details really make it pop!

Courtney Baker said...

A sale! I so need to go. Love their stuff.

Super cute card. Love that pp!

Kathy Martin said...

Very sweet! :) Kathy

Lea L. said...

This is so sweet!! I love that heart background paper!!


Stamping Cafe said...

Super cuteness, Ashley! Love it!!

Regina Easter said...

hey Ashley, how ya doing today girl...I so love your clean fresh style...and the shirt is fabulous...hugs

Michelle said...

Another fun card...and the cute top is an added bonus!

Jessica said...

Love the top!!! I think I'm going to have to pay them a visit ;)
The card is super cute love the colors and the simple, elegant look. Well done!!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty card! Love those hearts! I'm sure your new purchases were well worth it! Woman can't live on stamps alone!

Maile Belles said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous shirt! I love your card and clothes style, and Anthropologie is my fav! I just wish there was one closer to me than 2 hrs away! Thanks for sharing.

Rleen said...

Aloha Ashley,
WOW! your creations are gorgeous! You have a beautiful blog. Thanks for the inspirations.
Have a great day!


~kelly marie~ said...

Love this card! So fun! And I love Anthro too. I tend to just stare and not buy, but I want it all!

naomi chokr said...

what an interesting sketch. i went all duh on the black protruding thing. But you did amazing. The ribbon is perfect..everything about this screams....sweet!!!

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