Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sketch It To Me...Get to Hopping!

I can't believe that this year is already half way over!!  Have you accomplished any of your scrappy goals this year...or still plan to accomplish some?  I have been very productive this year and have had so much fun using sketches and joining in on new challenges.  This is my first time to participate in a Blog Hop and I'm very excited.  You should have arrived here from Cassie's blog.  If you didn't arrive here from Cassie's blog, then  please go back go to the beginning at Amanda's blog and start off your journey through the hop.  Amanda provided us with a great sketch and we were challenged to use it on a layout and card.  Here is the original sketch:

I kept both of my projects fairly close to the sketch.  But because of the larger journaling tag that I used, I moved my title above the photo grid on my layout.  The stitched border was a really fun touch.  I just doodled it with a pencil and went back over it with black embroidery floss and also used stitching on my top border.  I used a mix of Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon products and the strawberries were cut on my Expression.  I added a little Stampendous glitter for the seeds on the strawberries.



I did the card using papers and embellies from Echo Park's "Walk in the Park" collection.



I hope you have enjoyed stopping by my blog.  To thank you for your visit, I will offer a giveaway.  Just leave a comment on this post and become a new follower, if you are not one yet.  I will select a random winner at 3PM (CST) on Sunday, June 5.

There is lots more fun to come, so get ready for your next stop on the hop and head over to Cynthia's blog.


If you get lost along the way, just re-visit Amanda's blog to find your spot in the hop!


24 comments:

Beth Hallgren said...

Love the stitching and all the other cute little touches. You are so creative!

DanaMK said...

Great projects, Ashley! Love the stitching on your LO!

Diana Fisher said...

Hi Ashley! I love your page! How cute! And the title is fabulous like that. Love it!! :)

Veronica said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the LO! I need to start stitching again on my layouts.

okanogangirl said...

That is ADORABLE!!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Yummy LO and cute card!!!
Melissa

Lauram said...

That is berry cute! I love the projects you made!

Lauram said...

And I am a regular stalker too :)

Mindy Bobe said...

Very cute layout...like always girl! I had no idea you had a blog! Glad I stumbled upon it! I am now a follower!!!

Angela said...

I really like how you did your title with the mix of different letters! Fun! And your card is super cute! Love how you tied the balloons!

Steffanie said...

Love all the detail in your layout, Ashley! The strawberries and the stitching are fabulous! Cute card, too! (I missed the part about making a card...oh well!)

Cassie said...

Love your layout Ashley! Very cute!!

KellyF said...

The stitching looks fabulous! Love both of your projects!

Janice said...

Such a fun layout! So much to look at!
janice

Auntie Em said...

Love all the great die cuts and embellies you used on the LO. Too cute!
Very pretty card as well.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Amanda Johnson said...

So cute Ashley!! As always!!

Gloria said...

Yummy! I love strawberries. You always add such beautiful details like the seeds on the strawberries and the definition block to your layouts. They always have such a polished look to them. Your card is so sweet too!

Megan D said...

Your card is gorgeous! Echo Park is awesome. I love the hand stitching on your LO!

csewy said...

Another super cute layout...love the paper and sweet photos!!

All about UNC! said...

Great subject, topic and layout. Wonderful LO and card too! Love it all! Thank you for sharing with us! Kathy-K2S

Andrea said...

excellent projects!! Love how you added stitching all over on the LO!! a follower of course!

Ladyofthelake318 said...

Looks Berry delicious! Cute layout -- I'm a follower.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Awesome job! I love all the little details you put in!

Karen said...

I just love your use of the October Afternoon. So cute!
Karen