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Big Changes

Hi Everyone! There have been some big changes in my crafting hobby these past few weeks. First, I decided to step down from the Penny Black design team. It was a wonderful opportunity, an amazing team and a generous company but I needed some change. Second, I'm making a big effort to scrapbook. I've completed two layouts so far this year which is already double what I did last year! Woohoo! Finally, I decided I needed to put some effort in to being published. I'm happy to report that my first submission was successful! I submitted three cards and one was picked up for a Paper Crafts special issue coming out in July! Change can be hard and uncertain but it also can be rewarding!

How about a card? This is one of my submissions that wasn't accepted.

I adore THIS Papertrey Ink set my Heather. I've also been VERY in to hearts lately. Maybe its Valentine's Day or maybe I just love them. They have a way of cheering up a card quickly. :) The sentiment is from THIS set. The font is SO cute.

Hope you have a great day!


Karen said…
What an adorable card. I am in love with that set too. I can't seem to put it down. You will never regret the decision to make more time for scrapbooking. Your life should be documented. I wish it had been popular when my kids were small. Enjoy the journey and I hope you still show us cards as I love your style.
Unknown said…
A change is a as good as a rest x this is lovely x Leigh x
Lin said…
When one door closes, another opens......

LOVE this card, and I look forward to seeing your scrapbook pages!
Kryssi said…
COngrats on your first pub!!! I can't wait to see your work in print!
Virginia L. said…
Change is hard, but change is good! I am so happy for your pub and I am certianly looking forward to seeing your pages (AND get published also)!! You have a big talent and I know you will go places!!!!!!LOVE your card--always sweet and delightful!
Barb said…
Sweet card, Ashley and I'm so thrilled for you! Paper Crafts. . .YAY!! Can't wait to see that issue! I'm looking forward to your scrapbook pages but also hope you continue making and sharing your cards!
Jane said…
Yay! Congrats!!!!
LOVE this card!!!
Elizabeth Allan said…
Congratulations on your recent publishing acceptance Ashley.
Love your Remix idea - you are a natural at scrapbooking!
donna mikasa said…
Congratulations on being published, Ashley, and the new direction you're taking. Looking forward to your remixes!
Unknown said…
such a cute card!!! love it !

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