Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year...& A Countdown...

top 10 style.

I did this last year & I've seen others do it on their blogs...
so I thought I'd do it again this year as well...
today I'm sharing my 10 most favorite layouts
and/or creations I've done this year....

in random order:


they are my  heart!


those dimples! they get me every time....


heck yes she is!


love our Bandit boy....


going on 21.....yum.


i love my life!


gosh. i love her to pieces.


have I mentioned how much I love my life?


how can you help but not giggle at him trying to be so serious...


that I do...that I do.

I probably won't be back to wish you
all a happy new year's on new year's day...
so here's my wish to you,

Happy New Year!
May your 2011 be blessed!
lots of love,

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

*I had an epiphanie*

I mean I *WISH* I had one...

I'm jones'ing for one...

this one:

Epiphanie belle:

in red please. had me at the camera charm.
and I'm pretty sure my new bad boy would look
and be oh so comfortable in there...right?

I just whispered a little birthday wish to the birthday fairy.
I hope he/she heard me...

back soon!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

*Be Back Soon..*

I'm off to finish putting up:

spend some time & do a little shopping with:

who happens to be my:


take lots of pictures of:

who, might I add, happens to be having
a birthday soon....
not just any birthday might I add.
she's about to end her years as a teenager...
(do I even look old enough to have a 20 year old?)


with my new toy they blessed me with this Christmas:

they floored me.
I had NO IDEA.
I can't even tell you how LOUD I screamed.
They even put it in such a huge box you'd think it was
a new car or something (tee hee.)

(and I can't put it DOWN! I love learning how to use it....)

and also buried under a big ol' box of:
which happens to smell DIVINE.....

and some of THIS
(speaking of this...
have you SEEN the newest designs?
NO? just look at this: )

cute, right???

so if you're looking for me for the next couple of days...

hope your Christmas was beautiful!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

*The Girls Loft & Merry Christmas*

Merry Christmas Eve..eve!!
Just wanted to share my layouts from
The Girls Loft - December kit:

that's my her to pieces!
You HAVE to have it.
Just go check it out & then you'll be see for yourself...
it's a MUST.HAVE!
The Girls Loft December kit
check out The Girls Loft blog.
You gotta see what all the other Girls Loft girls did!

Here's the rest of what I did:

seriously. love him like no tomorrow.

pretty much sums up my sweet girl...
::sigh:: they've both just **poof** grown up overnight.
it happens. especially when you least expect it.

and because my sweet niece is expecting a baby girl in January...

can't wait to meet you, little Presley Blake.

I hope your Christmas is BLESSED.
Merry Christmas from our home to yours...


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

*Life is HERE...*

&  it is NOW:

To see how I created these "tea stained" doilies...
go to the Shimmerz Blog for a full tutorial.

I don't normally say this about anything I do...
but I seriously LOVE how this layout turned out.
It was FUN playing with inks & Shimmerz.

I hope you're enjoying a wonderful day!
It's a beautiful day here in Texas...
hard to believe this time last year we were getting
some serious SNOW!
Not this time's been in the 70's the past few days.
Crazy weather!

**Don't forget about the contest in my post below!
be back soon!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

*This, That & a Contest*

we've been busy busy with this time of year...
& I LOVE it!! 
everything's done & under the tree...

how's your Christmas season going?

I've also been down with a cold/sinus thing....

but enough of that!
you want to know about a cool contest, right?
well...Wendy's got a GREAT one going on!
Go check out the Wendy Hammer Designs blog
to see ALL the details on this fabulous contest...
lots of fun goodies, you'll DIE over her creations...
especially the newest kits! So hurry...GO!!

I'm so happy my kiddo's are both home to enjoy the holidays...
we've taken pics, shopped, watched movies, just hung out...
so blessed by them:

(Christmas card shoot....)

I wish you all a very VERY Merry Christmas season!
See you soon....

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

*In Honor of National Cupcake Day....*

I made a little something:

for complete directions on how I made this simple tiny muffin tin
using lots of Glue Arts & the lovely holiday line
from Graphic 45...
go to the Glue Arts blog today...

here's some more shots:

Have a happy National Cupcake Day & remember:

happy Wednesday....

Monday, December 13, 2010

*Christmas Gift Week...*

is up on the American Crafts blog...
here's a little snippet of what I have up:

go to the blog to see it in full!
I love how they turned out...

here's a few sneaks of what I did with the GORGEOUS
December kit @ The Girls Loft:

have a happy week!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

*Feeling Frosty*

It's getting a tiny bit chilly here in Texas.
Well....depending on what day it is.
One day brrr rabbit cold,
another in the upper 80's? What gives!
Come on winter...

I wish for snow...I wish for snow!
or maybe just a snowman....

sharing a little snowman banner I made for Glue Arts
using the beautiful Noel line from Making Memories...

It's up on the Glue Arts blog if you want to see how
I made it! SO & a great kids craft!

I don't have all my decorations out right now so I hung it
on my back fence to get this shot:

but I'm finally feeling better after this cold thing I had going on
& will be decorating up a storm this weekend!
These guys will be on my mantle under some garland I made last year...
can't wait to see them up!

thanks so much for stopping by...

p.s. remember, if you're interested in purchasing either this kit:

or this kit:

to let me know by emailing me at leslieashe(AT)gmail(DOT)com
or call Scrappers Boutique @ 817.503.0777
to reserve yours.
there's limited quantities, but I do have a few available.

Thanks so much & have a great rest of your week!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


hi friends!
how's your week going?
good I hope!

today I'd like to share a little something I whipped up for Shimmerz
using a cute CUTE frame I found on clearance, some tissue paper,
a little mod podge, aLOT of Shimmerz and a picture of my sweet kids:

which was so easy, fast & fun to make...
to see how I did it, visit the Shimmerz Blog.

Speaking of Shimmerz...did you see THIS???

that's right! Shimmerz is extending their sale
all the way through Dec. get your
shine ON!

have a great day!
back soon with The Girls Loft sneaks, a Glue Arts sneak
& a little sneak at my American Crafts Dec. creation...

Monday, December 6, 2010

*Merry Merry Kits*

for sale!
I've got a few extra kits available if you're interested...

This mini kit is made using the BEAUTIFUL
Dear Lizzy Christmas line from American Crafts...

this full kit is available for purchase at $40
please let me know by email (leslieasheATgmailDOTcom) if you'd like to purchase one.
You can also call Scrappers Boutique at 817.503.0777 to purchase.

thank you so much,
have a GREAT day!

be back soon...

about to dive into
(The Girls Loft DEC. kit...LOVELY!)