Friday, October 28, 2011

*American Crafts Friday*

hi friends!
you Ranger fans see that game last night? WOW!
crazy, right? I mean...really.
so tonight's game 7. SOMEBODY  has to win.
come on can DO THIS.

I know, enough baseball talk...

how about an American Crafts Friday?
Here's a couple of layouts I did:

first up:
Here's Looking At You, Kid:
using...the newest line: Chap!

Chap is FUN to use. I put this boy layout together in NO time.
(photo by: Andie Smith of Eight18 Photography)I can't wait to use it on my girl - I'm sure it will be perfect for her too!

I had fun with bright girly colors for her in this layout:
I Just Can't Get Enough:
--mostly Amy Tan with some Garden Cafe mixed in
(photo by Andie Smith of Eight18 Photography)

quick post today...that's it for me!
off to get dinner fixin's to sit and watch the nail biting game....7
and hope for lots of:


Thursday, October 27, 2011

*Elle's Studio Sketch Thursday with Lily Bee Designs!*

this has been a GREAT week with
Elle's Studio & Lily Bee teaming up!
Have you checked out & enjoyed the inspiration?
You should! It's been a wonderful time...

Today is Sketch Thursday & here's what I did with Lily Bee & Elle's:

{Time Flies TOO Fast!}

Here's everything I used:
Elle's Studio products used:
Christmas Circle Journaling Tags, Christmas Note Tags,
Christmas Strips, Christmas Tiny Tags, and Christmas Tidbits

Lily Bee products used:
Jingle line: Papers - Merry & Bright, Egg Nog, Mistletoe,
Tinsel and Garland, Jingle Stickers and ABC Stickers

and here's a card that was featured earlier this week on the team up:

I used:
Elle's Studio products used:

Lily Bee products used:
Jingle line: Paper -Spruce, Mistletoe, and Jingle cardstock stickers.
enjoy the week!
my girl just pulled in the garage...tonight's game 6 (hopefully the LAST one!)
for the World Series with our Rangers & the Cards.
Savannah hopes her future husband:

(hello CJ Wilson!)
takes home the trophy with his team and MY favorite player:

(Josh Hamilton)

let's go Rangers!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I've always been the type of fall/halloween girl that likes the
happy, non scary stuff.
I guess it's because my mom always made the holiday
so fun...not scary in the least.
the decorations in our house growing up would be so cute, festive & happy.
I loved it!
Still do...
I'm so not a scary girl.

So when I saw these yard decorations at a pumpkin patch
not too long ago - I had to have them.
Only my car was FULL of people & there was no room to store them
for the ride home...they were HUGE.
I took their picture & decided...I'd go back the next day for them.
Only...they were gone. :(
I asked about any more & the farmers market I was visiting said they were
the last ones. I was SAD!

I've held on to these pictures for a year or so now
& decided when I saw the American Crafts Nightfall line
they'd be PERFECT on a scrapbook page.
Today I'm excited to share with you
my layout I did of these cute guys that was up on the
American Crafts blog  yesterday for the start of
Halloween Week:
To see all the CUTE Nightfall goodies I used, check out the blog.

here's a halloween card I made too:
you can check out all the supplies & see more inspiration by visiting the blog

hope you're having a GREAT day!

If you're following the World Series...
our Texas Rangers played a GREAT game last night!
So proud of them!
GOOO Rangers, go! Just one more win & they've got it.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

*Elle's Studio October Inspiration Gallery*

it's that time again!
the Inspiration Gallery is LIVE over at Elle's Studio.
Go check out what all the lovely ladies on the DT did!

Here's what I did:
Dreams DO Come True!

I used:

Trick or Treat!:

I used:
-packing from halloween tidbits

Tiny "Punkin":

I used:

hope you enjoyed!
I love all the inspiration this month from all the Elle's Studio girls!
go check them'll be so inspired from the gallery.

Speaking of Elle's!
ALL next week will be FULL of Inspiration.
Check this out:

you don't want to miss out on the fun!
Be sure to check the blog starting on Monday - the 24th.

Happy Sunday, y'all...
it's a full day of Texas sports over here...
first the Dallas Cowboys, then the Texas Rangers in the World Series!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

*Shimelle Class Winner + a Journey & a "jack?"

Happy Wednesday!

It's time to announce Shimelle's Paper Party Class winner -
I want you to be able to sign up for your class right away and have fun!
So without further adieu -

xoxo...t - if you'd send me your name & email information
at:  leslieashe(alloneword)@gmail(dot)com, I'll get  your
information sent to Shimelle so you can have some class fun!

Today I'm sharing a couple of Prima layouts for you:

first up is "Jack" - (his story is on the blog today, check "him" out, ha!)
to see & read more - check out the Prima blog today!

& if you get the Prima newsletter - you saw this one called "Enjoy The Journey":

(photo by:  Andie Smith - Eight18 Photography)

that's it for me today - have a great day!
thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving comments for Shimelle's class!
Congratulations to my winner - let me  hear from you soon so you can get all registered!


Monday, October 17, 2011

*Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party Class Giveaway!*

There are online classes for everything these days, and Shimelle has been teaching
online scrapbooking classes for years -
but she's decided it's time to kick it up a bit and go from online class
to a four-week online party, and you're invited.
is the party to attend if you have a collection of paper stacked up for a rainy day,
if you have more scraps of paper than you know what to do with
(but you know you don't want to throw them away!)
and if you've ever put a piece of paper back in your stash because it was just too special for the photos at hand.
Through printable prompts and tutorial videos,
Shimelle and dozens of special party guests will share beautiful and innovative techniques you can achieve with the paper you have already collected.
the class actually starts TODAY{Monday}
but as with any good party, it's okay to arrive fashionably late.
The class has no deadlines and everyone receives permanent access
to all the class materials, so anyone can RSVP to the party at any time!
I'm excited to announce that Shimelle invited me to be a guest to this very special party!
Here's a little snippet of what I did for the class:

guess what else?
I get to give a class away!

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment here, telling me what you do with YOUR scraps.
I have mine in a rolling tote with drawers, sorted by colors.
I store my cardstock first, then my patterned paper below.
it's a perfect set up and it's next to me so I can just reach & use anytime.
Do you store yours? Do you keep them at all? Tell me about it!
It's your entry - plus...
if you share this post on Facebook - it counts as an extra entry.
(just repost here, telling me you did that)
Also - if you've already registered for Shimelle's class - she will refund you
or you will receive a free pass to give to your friends and/or family.

I will choose a winner on Wednesday morning and post soon after!

Thanks so much!
Have a blessed day!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

*punkin, pumpkin, p.u.m.p.k.i.n*

Since we're now into fall (but Texas hasn't gotten the memo, yet.)
I dedicate today to pumpkins...or as I like to call my kids:  "punkins"

yummy pumpkins below - goofy pumpkins.

I made a mini album not too long ago using
American Crafts Nightfall for Scrapbook Trends titled..
"At The Patch."
I realize there is a big goof. *duh-me!*
when I saw my album in the magazine
I saw how goofy it looks to see "the" twice.

It was a funny goof, but after I realized it, I was so embarrassed...
but my super SUPER sweet husband reminded me that,
it wasn't a goof after all.
that in fact...I was at the...."The Patch."
(the patch we visited is named "the patch", hee hee!)

*I actually can't even believe I'm admitting my goof but ....

anyway - here's my album in full:

so if you can learn anything from my post today - it's that
it's ok to make a goof. just go with I did.
(of course it's after the fact I realized it, LOL)

if you've seen the October issue of Scrapbook Trends  -
you've seen my album featured by Paige Evans  
in the "One Amazing Album" section
(as I blogged about earlier here)

now I want to share some yummy pumpkin flavors I've come across lately.
if you're a pumpkin person -  you HAVE to try these:
(you know, I think I developed my love of the taste of pumpkin as I've gotten older -
as a kid, I NEVER ever touched it! I was missing out, obviously.)

<----(for me - minus the whip, light. I love the fraps too!)

<------(drop one of THOSE in your morning coffee. thank me after. yum!)

and there's also Archer Farms Pumpkin Pie Spice - YUM.
(sorry, I can't find an image for it)
and then there's Godiva:

1 tsp is all you need - YUM.

if you have any other pumpkin things to share with me, please let me know!
I love it, can't live without it...

that's it for me - we're heading to Cowtown (downtown FW) tonight
to take some pics for the cover of my husband's upcoming novel
(it's A.M.A.Z.I.N.G - soon as I get his ok, I'll share a snippet!)

have a lovely weekend!
and happy fall...y'all!

Monday, October 10, 2011

*Stamping with 2Peas*

it's time!
the Stamping A to Z is up at 2Peas 
all this week, startign with the letter "A"

I was THRILLED to be a guest for this event!
Today is letter "A" & here's a card  I made with "American Crafts":

I used the CUTE new camera stamp from Amy Tangerine 's new line & a "sweet" word from the new Daydreams line, as well as American Crafts ink,
stamp markers, Thickers (I always think Thickers need to be idea why, ha!),
along with ribbon, festive Amy Tangerine papers
& gorgeous textured American Crafts Cardstock.

I also used one of my favorite new border punches by EK Success.

Here's simple directions on how to complete this card:
-trim cardstock 5" x 11" - fold & score.
-using border punch, punch along edge of cardstock.
-using corner rounder, round the bottom left side of card base.
-using a different colored cardstock with the border punch, punch along edge of cardstock.
-cut that strip in half and set aside.
-trim patterned paper 4 1/8" x 5" & round the bottom left side.
-tie ribbon around top of patterned paper, then adhere to card base.
-trim fabric paper to 2 2/8" x 5" & adhere to center of patterned paper
-add different colored punched border to each side, tucking in with adhesive.
-stamp 3 camera's on patterned paper & cut them out
-using a colorful stamp marker, color in spots on the camera (I did the ♥ & added dots)
-using another strip of light colored cardstock - stamp "sweet" using a bright ink
-cut that strip into a banner & cut 2 more strips into smaller banners.
-working from bottom to top - add the first "sweet" banner to the right of the bottom camera - on the left of your car
  using 3D adhesive.
-add 2nd camera with banner to the right side of card using 3D adhesive
-add 3rd camera with banner to the left to left side of card, also using 3D adhesive
-now working our way back down - spell out "oh" with letters to right of first camera
-spell out "hey" with letters to left of 2nd camera
-spell out "girl" just UNDER stamped 'sweet' image.
-top it off with a colorful flair button to center of bow.

Thanks for reading today!
Have a wonderful day - back soon with a post I forgot to show you...duh me!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

*How, What, When, Who & How Much?*

how's that for a catchy title post?
not so much, right?

happy Thursday!
today I have so much to share with you...

first up I want to share a layout I did for
the Glue Arts blog today
using Core'dinations Cardstock

How Did You Ever Get To Be So Pretty:
my title is just a song that's been passed along for YEARS to babies in our family.
I know my mom sang it to all of us.
I remember singing it as a little girl to this little baby girl's mama!
Now that she's the newest babe in our family - she's donned the sweet song every time we see her.

I'd sing it to you - but you wouldn't want cats everywhere screeching.
let me just say it's a sweet little song that makes babies smile big!
I can't even tell you what tune it is - kind of a mix from a couple of french children's songs called
Alouette & Frere Jacques.

I told you today's a full post - I've got something else to share!

(photo's by Andie Smith of 8Eighteen Photography)

to see the original sketch, who it's inspired by
and what I used go HERE.

and the news doesn't stop there - check THIS out:

pretty cool, huh! I can't wait to see what all is in store for AC and SC!
fun fun stuff!

and wait...not that I saved the best for last - but here's something fun:
2Peas is having an A to Z Stamping Promotion the week of October 10th!
I'll be making a card using  American Crafts that will be up!
I am thrilled to be a part!

Hope I haven't worn you out with my forever and a day post!
Thanks for sticking around to read my daily tidbits (all of 3 readers!)

I'm so excited - tomorrow I'm heading to Waxahachie, TX. to stop and shop
at a huge scrap store there called The Crafty Scrapper!
I just love that store. There's a FABULOUS antique store right next door that's also
calling my name.

That's it for me today.
hope your weekend is wonderful!