Friday, March 16, 2012

It's Spring-y Around Here!!

**Normally I try to avoid doing multiple posts in a day, but I wanted to participate in the sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy, which ends tonight...SO, if you would like to see my post for the Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs, that I posted this morning, please check it out HERE.**

I'm sure the weather is just as crazy in your neck of the woods as it has been here!  We never really have cold, cold Winter's, but I think this has to be the mildest one in a while.  It actually feels like late Spring here, with temps getting close to the 80's already.  Well, with the hot temperatures aside, there is a great benefit to Spring and that is all of the gorgeous flowers that are in bloom!!  I snapped a few Spring-y pics yesterday afternoon of our two youngest kiddies playing around outside.  We were in search of flowers...most of the ones they found were actually weeds, but they didn't know that!!  :)  

I created this layout for two challenges.  The first is for Let's Get Sketchy, using their Challenge #2 sketch.  This was my first time to play along with one of their challenges and I had a lot of fun using the sketch.  Miraculously, I stuck pretty close to the original design of the sketch.  The only thing I really changed, was moving the title down just a little bit.  This layout is also for the March/April Issue Challenge #3 at Club CK, to use stitching through your title letters.  I LOVE the look of this, but I don't use it much, because a lot of scrappers also sew and they use their sewing machines to add stitching to their pages.  It always looks so awesome...but unfortunately I do not sew and therefore, do not own a sewing machine!!  :)  My stitching is usually always done by hand, using embroidery floss.  I still always end up liking the end result, but there is just something that is so (sew) cool about the machine stitching on layouts!!  :)




 
Products Used:

Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Paper, Twine, Letter Stickers, Chipboard Elements, Flower Sack Shapes,      Sprinklers:  October Afternoon
Buttons:  Michael's
Brads:  The Paper Studio

Edgers:  Provo Craft
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Punch:  Marvy
Pen:  Zig Memory System

20 comments:

  1. this is beautiful love all the embellies and great job with the stitching, thanks for playing with us at LGS, you did the sketch great justice!

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  2. I just love that yellow background...it's so bright and springy. The pink buttons remind me of little flower buds. They go perfect with the flower cluster. Beautiful, Ashley!

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  3. yay!! so happy you joined us Ashley and this is just gorgeous! so bright and colorful, I love it! the twine around the edge is a nice touch, thanks for playing along with us at lgs :)

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  4. gorgeous LO, Ashley! love the stitching! your banner is so cute too! wonderful work! thanks for joining us at LGS!

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  5. So much to love about this layout Ashley! I love your use of product..and the banner, just too cute!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with Let's Get Sketchy!

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  7. beautiful layout! love the colour scheme, so fresh and pretty. thanks for playing along with us at LGS!

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  8. Oh I loooove the October Afternoon goodies on this layout! I love the Sidewalks line! I really like the fussy cut roses. Such a cute addition to the layout. ADORABLE layout, Ashley! I totally forgot about the Let's Get Sketchy challenge. :(

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  9. This is so bright and fun Ashley! I love the circle banner you made. All the embellishments are just the perfect addition to your layout! I'm so glad you joined us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  10. This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors, the photo and that title is PERFECT!!

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the papers and stitching. Beautiful photo too! Thanks for joining us at LGS :-)

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  12. Fabulous layout!! Absolutely love your color choices and the great twine border! Thanks for playing along with us at Let's Get Sketchy!

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  13. So beautiful!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your banner!! ***scrap lift*** LOL Thanks for playing at LGS!!

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  14. Gorgeous layout, love the bright colours and embellies! Thanks for playing along with us at LGS

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  15. This is so bright and pretty! Love the little flowers peeking up from behind your journaling!

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  16. congrats Ashley, you made top three at lgs :) !!

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  17. so beautiful!lovely flowers!loves your twines!
    Thanks for playing along with us at LGS

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  18. Ashley, your layout is a piece of art. I adore the way you used the sketch. The twine forming the frame is such a lovely touch.

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  19. The combination of the fussy cut paper and the gel-like flower together are great!! Repetition but different texture. Love it!!

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  20. Such a beautiful layout! I giggled at the "so (sew)..." :)

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