Thursday, November 28, 2013

Paper Smooches: November DT Blog Hop

It's Pep Rally week and we are here today to share a sampling of the Paper Smooches December release with you!  FIVE newstamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase at 12:01am, Eastern time...on December 1st.  You will find themHERE

To add extra fun to our blog hop...we are offering up a prize! 
  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the PS Blog
  • The prize - a $25. gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!  (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your changes) 
  • You have until midnight MT on Sunday, December 1st to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, December 2nd to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Ashley Marcu ------------ Me!

To increase your chances of winning:
  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop
(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Here is my card! It uses the awesome new set Sweet Hearts. I can't wait for you to see the rest of the set! It really is amazing. :)

In addition to Sweet Hearts I used a die coming out this month ;), the Tag Scallop and the large tag from Quote Tag Dies.


Thanks for stopping by today! I'm THRILLED to be a part of this design team! I LOVE Paper Smooches! :)



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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Bella Blvd: Thankful For...

Hi Everyone! I have another Bella Blvd card to share today. I'll keep this short as I know most of you are busy with Thanksgiving plans. :)

 Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving tomorrow! ENJOY the holiday! 



Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Bella Blvd: Give Thanks

Hi Everyone! I can't believe its Thanksgiving week already. November was a quick month! :) I LOVE this time of year. I'm up on the Bella Blvd blog today sharing a card with the Thankful Collection paired with Daily Chevies.


Bella Blvd's designs are so thoughtful. I love that the inside of the alpa sets are cute too. I added some interest by popping up the middle pieces with some dimensional adhesive.


The sticker banner complete my custom sentiment and has the best fall colors!

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Bella Blvd: Life is Good

 Hi Everyone! I'm back to share another feather card. This time I went a little feather overboard. I've been wanting to try a washi feather so I made one and paired it with a die cut feather and a Bella Blvd embellishment feather.


Since the feathers are kinda crazy I kept the design and sentiment sticker simple. In case you were wondering, the yellow chevron paper is my favorite Bella Blvd paper. ;) The reverse side is that amazing grey triangle. Love both. I use them all the time.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Bella Blvd: Free Printables and Feathers

 Hi Everyone! I'm super excited to share that today the owner and designer for Bella Blvd, Stephanie Smokovich has some FREE printables over on her blog today HERE! I am SO excited to check them out and use them. I hope you will too. 


Next up is one of my cards following the current feather trend. Bella Blvd makes the. best. color feathers. At first, I wasn't sure about feathers on a card but they are so stinkin' fun once you dive in. I LOVE them and can't wait to use more. 


On this card I used a bold colored navy feather and kept the rest of the card light and bright. Layering and using Bella products has become a serious favorite of mine. Between the stickers, tape and embellishments card making is easy and so enjoyable.


Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to let me know what you think of the free printables! :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Newton's Nook: November Release

Hi Everyone! I'm back to share a few cards from Newton's Nook November release. 

First up is this card using Frozen Friends. I LOVE this snowman with his cup of coffee (or hot chocolate). 


The sentiment is so fun. I adore the sentiments that combine the typed font with the handwriting. They are my favorite!

Next up is Snow Day. I had to make the snow penguin sliding down a hill. Isn't he the best? Again, the sentiments are super fun and fit the images perfectly! :)


Thank you Jen for allowing me to guest design this month for Newton's Nook!  It's been so fun and I can't wait to make a few more projects with your awesome stamps! 


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Star It! Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hi Everyone! I'm super exited to be a part of Nina's blog hop today showcasing her awesome Avery Elle set, Simply Tags: Christmas.


I love Nina's stamp set. The images are so fresh, modern and versatile and the girl knows how to file up a stamp set! She always has so many images that the set can be used over and over again in new and fun ways.

Today's card features the adorable bow with the coordinating die HERE and the star die HERE.


Nina is so sweet and generous and is offering FOUR prizes during this hop. The winners will be picked at random from the comments in the participating blogs. Each winner will get one of the stamps or dies below! So cool.


Keep hopping... and don't forget to leave comments to win! :)
Ashley Marcu <-- me="" p="" s="" that="">

Newton's Nook: Frozen Friends

Hi Everyone!

I'm back with more Newton's Nook to share! Next up is their Frozen Friends stamp set. These cuddling snow guys are my favorite!



There is another awesome giveaway going on too! Check on the details here...

Would you like to win Frozen Friends?This set will be given away to Two lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
1. Comment on Newton's Nook Design blog: http://www.newtonsnookblog.com. One Winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on the November release posts.
2. Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the November release blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, November 14th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th.
Make sure you check out all the blogs participating in the Launch Party below to enter:
Ashley Marcu (Guest Designer) <-- comment-----="" me="" s="" that="">

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Newton's Nook: Snow Day

Hi Everyone!

I was so excited when Jennifer from Newton's Nook asked me to be a guest designer for November! Their sets are so cute and I love the fun sentiments too!

Today the team is showcasing Snow Day and here is my card...


There is an awesome giveaway going on too! Check on the details here...

Would you like to win Snow Day?This set will be given away to Two lucky winners
Here's how to win: 
1. Comment on Newton's Nook Design blog: http://www.newtonsnookblog.com. One Winner will be randomly chosen from the comments on the November release posts.
2. Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! One winner will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the November release blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday, November 14th at 9 pm Central Standard Time to comment  -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, November 15th.
Make sure you check out all the blogs participating in the Launch Party below to enter:
Ashley Marcu (Guest Designer) <-- me="" p="" s="" that="">

Monday, November 11, 2013

Avocado Arts: Gingerbread Goodness

Hi Everyone! I have a few cards to share over on the Avocado Arts blog HERE. I'll give you a peek at one of them....


I love the cute little gingerbread house! It was so fun to paper piece! Be sure to go check out the Avocado Arts blog for tons of fun cards from the whole design team! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Paper Smooches: Calorie Free Subway Art

I can't get over the new Calorie Free set from Paper Smooches. It's so fun. Today I went all out, subway art style to make this quirky food card. :) I know a few friends that would get a kick out of this, would you?


I created the label because that is my new favorite thing to do (see HERE and HERE) using Borderlicious. The Streamer Die helped tie everything together. 

PS- I LOVE the lettuce in the Calorie Free set too! Not only is it a great looking vegetable but I also think it makes an awesome flower (check it out "flower style" HERE).

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks Blog Hop


Hi Cath! 

There is no way to summarize what you mean to me and the crafting community. YOUR inspiration, YOUR standards and YOUR style set a bar for excellence that matches no one. In true crafting style, sometimes my feelings are expressed better through art than through words. Your influence will carry on at my craft desk long after you leave. This one is for you...


Hey Hoppers and Cath Lovers! You should have arrived here from Alica's blog and your next stop is Mama Elephant. I can't wait to go there and see what Kryssi has for Cath! She always blows me away. :)

BIG HUGS CATH! I can't wait to see what part of the world you will rock next! 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Paper Crafts: Handmade Cards

Hi Everyone! I was very lucky to have several cards published in Paper Crafts special issue Handmade Cards. It really is an awesome issue. You can buy it HERE. Today I want to share one of my favorite cards that I created for the magazine. 

This card uses some awesome Mama Elephant stamps. I love their trendy sentiments! I used a sentiment from Bling and their polka dots found in Basic Borders


The sparkly wrap banner is glitter tape! So fun AND easy. I need to make more of those... :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Bella Blvd: Pinterest Inspired

Hi Everyone! How has your November been? It's been a stormy day here and I'm just getting back online after a power outage earlier today. 

This card was up on the Bella Blvd blog on Friday for the Pinterest Inspired challenge. I really enjoy taking inspiration from Pinterest pictures. Check out the post HERE to see the inspiration photo, how I was inspired and few other super cool cards and and awesome layout created by the Bella Blvd DT. 


For my card I die cut the sentiment then layered in lots of fun papers, stickers, decorative tape and a die cut label. You can find the Bella products I used over HERE too.


Thanks for stopping by!