Sunday, June 15, 2014

**Color Suite - June Guest 2014**

I just wanted to start out with this post saying how much I
admire, appreciate and ADORE each one of you.

How kind are you?! I mean, you have no idea how much
everything you said to me regarding my previous post deeply touched me.
Thank you. I know I'm doing the right thing for me. For my family.
For this time in my life. My heart is so full. thank you so so much.

Don't get excited...I'm just here to share a scrapbook page I did with you.
I didn't jump back in. I'm still taking my much needed break....but

Remember I told you I had one last assignment I wanted to show you soon..
now is that time.

When my sweet friend Summer Fullerton asked me to be a part of the
Color Suite over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog - I have to admit, I
almost said no. I'm only being honest, I knew that I'd just given up scrapbooking
for teams and was just burnt out on the whole thing...

BUT something told me to say yes and boy am I glad I did!
I had the best time taking these colors (that totally SCREAM me) and playing
along - coming up with a creation I actually love. I was terrified, after not scrapping
for almost 2 months, I'd not be able to even adhere a piece of paper the right way.

I actually really LOVED scrapping this page. Since the colors truly are so me,
my page is about me. Me and my departure from the scrapbooking industry.
I journaled a "little" on the front but told myself the entire story on the back.
In case I forgot why I'm stepping back.

Don't you think these colors just say happy summer day? I loved the pink, yellow, blue, green,
well all of it! SO much so I had to use every color.

Thank you again Summer and all of you at Scrapbook & Cards Today...
it was an honor to be here this month with you.
Don't forget to always check out Summer's Color Suite challenge every month!
Visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog for LOTS of beautiful ideas.

Supplies used: 
Cardstock:  American Crafts
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon – Travel Girl:  Room Key, Passport; October Afternoon – Night Light:  Charles; October Afternoon Modern Homemaker:  Partytime;
Crate Paper – Little Bo Peep:  Charlotte, Matilda, Hazel, Sophia
American Crafts:  Thickers – Éclair
Teresa Collins:  Something Wonderful Chipboard Elements,  Die Cut Elements, Sequins
Jillibean Soup:  Mini Alphabet – Sightseeing Stew
Heidi Swapp:  Ghost shape (heart), plastic word tabs
Panda Eight (Martha Bonneau) – flair
Jenni Bowlin Studio – buttons (pink)
Pen:  Marvy Le Pen – black

so long for now my friends. I'll be back sometime soon, I am taking a much needed
blog break but hope to be back with wedding plans plus sharing my dream of photography.

I leave you with my favorite song from the 80's...(inspired by my Martha Bonneau
and her amazing Panda Eight flair....)

"Don't You (Forget About Me)"

Hey, hey, hey ,hey

Won't you come see about me?
I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby

Tell me your troubles and doubts
Giving me everything inside and out and
Love's strange so real in the dark
Think of the tender things that we were working on

Slow change may pull us apart
When the light gets into your heart, baby

Don't You Forget About Me
Don't Don't Don't Don't
Don't You Forget About Me

Will you stand above me?
Look my way, never love me
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down

Will you recognise me?
Call my name or walk on by
Rain keeps falling, rain keeps falling
Down, down, down, down

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Don't you try to pretend
It's my feeling we'll win in the end
I won't harm you or touch your defenses
Vanity and security

Don't you forget about me
I'll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Going to take you apart
I'll put us back together at heart, baby

Don't You Forget About Me
Don't Don't Don't Don't
Don't You Forget About Me

As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
As you walk on by
Will you call my name?
When you walk away

Or will you walk away?
Will you walk on by?
Come on - call my name
Will you call my name?

I say:
La la la...

Friday, June 6, 2014

*** Well I Guess I Should Tell You Something***

I wasn't going to do this.

I made this decision 2 months ago & was just going to let it go. 
Not say anything. 

In fact, I was thinking of just letting this blog fade into the sunset - but I feel like I owe you, 
My one (besides my sweet mama, hiiii Mom!) reader, this:

Before I say what I need to say, I want to say thank you. 
Thank you to each and every person in this industry who I've had the pleasure
Dealing with. Thank you to each friend I've made, each person I've had the privilege 
Of meeting & to ALL of my design teams I've had the utmost HONOR of being a part of.
Thank you so much for having faith in me. For loving each thing I've made using your products,
For sending me the product to create with. I absolutely love each and everything I've had the pleasure 
To use & make memories in my albums with it all of your incredible things.

It's come time for me to step back and reevaluate where I am in life
(2 almost college graduate kids, 2 newly engaged kids (they're both engaged 
to their future spouses, WHAT?!) 

I'm wanting to dive more into my photography & just enjoy being me. It's time. 

I will continue to scrapbook. Just for me. I've got a couple of projects I'm working 
On this month for  friends & theirteams, but after that - it's back to being me.

I've moved my scrap room in a new area in my home & while it's been done and set up now for 2 
Months - I've yet to make anything in there. I haven't scrapped in THAT long. I think I've lost the touch!

I started in this industry in 2005. I've been blessed. I've enjoyed each opportunity I've had 
A part of. I love this hobby. I just hope I can dive back in one day.

Thank you for all of your support, love & kind words you've given me. I appreciate you so much.

Much love, 
Leslie Ashe.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

**A Few Boxes Left!**

Just updating today to let you know I've sent out a LOT of boxes and still have about 10 left.

If you are interested - it's US only & these boxes are fully packed with a LOT of fun products!

They're $45 with shipping & if you're local, $35 to come pick up.

Here's a few samples of what you'll receive:

Email me: leslieashe (AT) gmail (DOT) com.

Get yours before they're all gone!

Thank you! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

**Boxes For Sale!**

Hi all!!

Updating from my iPad while outside enjoying some beautiful Texas sun!

I've just moved my scrap room into a new space here in our house, which means
downsizing, purging, & purging even more!
My loss is YOUR gain.
I'm selling flat rate boxes for $45 with shipping
included, $35 if you live near me and want to pick up.

These boxes will be FULL of:
10 sheets of cardstock, 25-30 sheets of patterned paper, embellies, stickers, mists and / or paints,
Stamps,  chipboard, tags, etc!

I fill these boxes full of goodies. You'll be so happy! It's my joy to share with you what I no longer have room for.

I'll also have one or 2 sheets of Thickers with a few letters missing.

All product is new with some older collections.

Here's a photo I just added on Instagram.
It's just a sample of some of the things you'll be receiving.

If you are interested - please email me:

thank you! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

**scrapbook circle and top-dog-dies blog hop**

Welcome to the Top Dog Dies & Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop!

Today we’re showing off projects featuring exclusive
dies from Top Dog Dies and the new Bucket List kit
from Scrapbook Circle.

At Scrapbook Circle (
we are passionate about preserving our family memories.
We love sharing daily inspiration and connecting with
others who also love to create. We have been creating monthly
scrapbook kits for over seven years.
Each of our kits includes a custom printable and
we have now expanded our shop to included coordinating digital files.
We create exclusive items for each monthly kit.
We strive to provide you with fresh products every month
that inspire you to create.

Scrapbook Circle Special Promotion: 
Use code scrapbook20 to receive 20% off your order today though May 31, 2014.

Top Dog Dies ( is a new online store that
offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies,
along with dies from brands you already know and trust,
including Little B, My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn,
Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs.
Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace (
a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Top Dog Dies is also offering a special promotion during the hop.
Spend $100 on anything in the store and get 15% off when
you use code SCHOP15, or spend $60 and
get 10% off when you use code SCHOP10.

Scrapbook Circle is giving away two $50 Prize Packs of exclusive wafer-thin dies

Top Dog Dies is giving away a Bucket List Kit

Winners will be chosen from comments left on on the
Design Team Members blogs or the Top Dog Die and Scrapbook Circle blog
 - be sure to leave some love by Sunday, April 27th when the hop ends.

Here's my project I made for the hop using some adorable BABY dies:

I used the May Bucket List kit from Scrapbook Circle for my "onesie" card

I'm your final stop.. I hope you've enjoyed the hop!!
In case you get lost along the way, head to the Scrapbook Circle Blog
for a complete list!

Have a great day!
~Leslie Ashe

Monday, March 31, 2014

**Scrapbook Circle - March Layouts**

thought I'd stop by for a quick hey after not blogging for a while...

I'm sharing all of my March projects I did for Scrapbook Circle in one post...
here they are:

and just for fun...
I did a few extra projects using the rest of my March kit
(it was so full and fabulous!)


I also used A Flair For  Buttons flair, some of my own stash
and had a LOT of fun trying the new watercolor technique - even
if it's NOT as perfect as the ones I've seen.
I don't care - I love it.

Thanks all, back soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

**Love Is A Good Thing - Teresa Collins**

hey everyone!

quick post today...
got a TON to go out and do, so I thought before I left,
I'd share my layout I have up on the Teresa Collins blog today!

To read all about my layout, what my inspiration was, what
supplies I used, etc....go here:  Teresa Collins DT Blog

Be back soon...
(oh and for those still wondering..I AM still putting boxes together..
If you think you might be interested...please email me: leslieasheatgmaildotcom)

thanks y'all!
have a lovely day...