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Friday, June 16, 2017

Bloom and Grow - Stuck Sketches June 15th Challenge

It's time for June 15th challenge over at Stuck Sketches.  

There are two sponsors offering prizes this month from Lindy's Stamp Gang and ScrapMatts.

If you play along with the sketch make sure you link your layout on the Stuck Sketches blog.

Good Luck!













Thursday, June 1, 2017

Stuck Sketches - June 1

Today I'm sharing my first project for the June 1st reveal at the Stuck Sketches blog.

There is a lot of inspiration on the blog, so make sure you check it out.





The June 1st Sketch:



Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Creative Scrappers - May Sketch

Hello Everyone!

I'm here today to share my layout for this months sketch at Creative Scrappers.

I used the "Oh My Heart" collection from Paige Evans. 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Spring Layout - My Creative Scrapbook

Today I'm sharing my last design team projects for My Creative Scrapbook.  I have really enjoyed being a guest designer for the last few months.  Here are some Spring layouts made from the April Creative at My Creative Scrapbook.










Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DIY Epoxy Embellishments

Hello.   Today I'm showing a quick way to make embellishments from your scraps. 




Epoxy embellishments are popular right now, and they are very easy to make.


To make these cute embellishments you will need:

1.  Paper Scraps
2.  Paper Punches
3.  Glossy Accents Glue





Step1: 

Use your paper punches to cut shapes from your scrap paper.  

You can also use stickers,  cardstock pieces from the embellishment pack, or designs cut from the patterned paper.  

I even used one of the rub-ons.  First, I put it on plain white cardstock and then cut it out.

Step 2:

Add Glossy Accents to your paper pieces.

The glue will be a bit cloudy until it dries.

Tip: I used a small amount of temporary adhesive underneath each piece before adding the glossy accents on top.  This helps to keep in place as you are adding the glue on top.



  Step 3:

Let dry for several hours or overnight depending on the thickness of the glue. These took about 4 hours to dry.




They will dry clear and shiny and be ready to use on your pages and cards.

Monday, March 13, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook - Blow out the Candles

Hello Everyone.  I'm sharing another birthday layout from the March Creative kit at My Creative Scrapbook.

This kit has lots of goodies from the Pink Paisley Birthday Bash collection.




Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook - Birthday Party

Hello Everyone!

Today I'm sharing my first layout from the March kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  This month I used the Creative Kit and it's full of goodies from Pink Paislee's birthday line.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Creative Scrappers - Sketch 304 - Cat Daddy

Hello. Today I'm sharing my layout for Creative Scrappers Sketch 304.  

I love a grid layout and this sketch is perfect!


I made my embellishments by cutting the feathers and script words from patterned paper and used some pop dots underneath. Easy!






Please join creative scrappers on instagram @creativescrappers and use the hashtag #creatingwithsketches to show us what you created.



Thanks for stopping by!  Ashley

Monday, February 27, 2017

Scrap Room Tour


Hello. Welcome to my scrap room.

My room is located in a small office on the first floor of the house.  It's near the kitchen which is  convenient.  Luckily it has a door that can be closed to hide the mess that I always make when working on a project!

The wall above my desk is blank at the moment because I rearranged my room recently (the desk used to be under the window) and I'm still trying to decide what to put there.

I have two large bookshelves on each side of the room to store my paper and stickers.


The drawers are the Alex units from Ikea and I love them.  They hold all my tools, adhesives, embellishments, and any other random supplies.  They also provide counter space when I need more room.  


My desktop.


I keep the Thickers stored upright in this basket, on my desk, to make it easier to flip through and find what I'll be using.



I keep my paper in these 12 x 12 vertical paper holders. (They are made by a company called "Darice")  I like to pull out the individual paper holder and flip through it to find what I'm looking for.


More paper and sticker storage.


Washi Storage.  I like to keep them in a removable plastic container.  When I go to crops, I just grab the whole thing and take it with me.  I cut chipboard into strips and taped them into place to keep the washi from rolling around.


Stickles.  Same storage as the washi.  When I go to crops, I just pull the entire container out of the drawer and take it with me.  I also used chipboard again to keep the bottles of Stickles in their place.


Sequins and small brads.  I use clear containers that I found in the jewelry making (bead) section of the craft store.


Some of my embellishments are stored by color.  Inside each drawer, I have further divided them into trays for flowers, tags and paper for layering, large brads and buttons, etc..

I took most of the embellishments out of their original packaging.  Some of this stuff I've had for years and it wasn't getting used...  Now that I can see it, touch it, and go through it, it's finally getting used!




Thanks for taking a look at my room!