Monday, April 2, 2012

Fashionista Birthday Card

Hello everyone!

This is about a week late, but last week we had grades due, so I was spending a lot of my time grading papers. Also, Tuesday was my birthday!!! Happy Birthday me :) I'm a quarter of a century old now... Lol, still a youngin, but feeling old (wish I could go back to college when times were easier!) I got a lot of nice craft stuff for my birthday! I got the following!

My Pink Stamper Stamp sets:
  • Spectacular Sayings
  • Everyday Sentiments
Cardz TV Stamp Sets
  • Encouraging Thoughts
  • Ticket Talk
  • Barks and Bones
  • Here Kitty
Stampin' Up Products
  • Forever Young Stamp Set
  • Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set
  • Elements of Style Stamp Set
  • Petit Pairs Stamp Set
  • Thoughts and Prayers Stamp Set
  • Pretty in Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon
  • Elegant Eggplant Scallop Dots Ribbon
  • Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon
  • Perfect Words Hostess Set (I already had this one, but that's ok, Andy didn't know, now Michele has her own set too ^_^)
  • DSP Hostess - Cheerful Treat
  • Brights Buttons
  • Everyday Enchantment DSP
  • Fancy Flower Punch
  • Ribbon Border Punch
  • Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

  • Tags, Bags, Boxes, and More 2 Cartridge
  • Subscription to Cricut Magazine
I also got some paper racks for my 12x12 paper. The paper racks are what I was looking forward to most! I told my parents about them back in December! They're on backorder through, so I don't have them yet :( That was going to be the final thing to complete my craft room. So when I get them, I can finally show you a video of my new space!! I absolutely love love love it!

I made off pretty good huh!!

Anyway, I had a little time to craft this weekend, but I spent most of it trying to finish The Hunger Games. I got the book on Thursday, and I've got about 100 pages left. Andy and I went to see the movie on Saturday, and I really liked it! Now I just need to finish the book even though I know what is going to happen. I bought the second one yesterday, so I'll have that when I'm done.

Also, this week Michele came over and crafted with me!! I was so excited for her to come over!!! She worked on covering card keeper boxes from the Stampin' Up Holiday Mini, and I worked on thank you cards for my mom. She is doing the 3 day walk for breast cancers, so I'm making thank you cards she can send to the people who donate. I'll made a video and show you. I've only got about 9 done, but I've got parts of more done. I ran out of ribbon so I had to get more. I only got 2 done on Wednesday though because my Gypsy had to update my cricut :( So that took a bit of time. I did the rest last night. I also made an Easter card which I hope to film this week and get up. I'll be making some more of that Easter card and hopefully 1 more design so I can get them out by tomorrow or Wednesday... I also think I'm going to come up with an idea for a card for my students to make... The ones who earn it that is. I told them they needed to earn 22 beads this week by Thursday to have enough to make the card. I'm sure I'll only have about half of my students, if that, making a card. Oh well. They'll learn when the kids who like to push my buttons aren't doing the activity and doing work instead.

Anyway, a little over a week ago, my coworker asked me to make a card for her mom's birthday. She told me her mom likes sunflowers and shopping. I decided to go with the shopping theme and see what I could come up with. Here is a video for the card I came up with.

Card size: 5 1/2 by 4 1/4
Patterned Layer: 5 1/4 by 4
Orange Layer: 5 by 3 3/4

Card Base: Melon Mambo (SU)
Patterned Layer: DCWV Glitzy Glitter
Orange Layer: DCWV Creamy Pack

Ink: Basic Black (SU)
Stamp Set: Fashionable Friends (K
Andrew Designs) Here's a link to her blog:
Ribbon: Raspberry Fizz (PTI)

Cricut Cartridge: Forever Young
Model 3, pg 26 cut at 4 3/4
Mirror, pg 48 cut at 3 3/4
Model 3: Basic Black, Old Olive,
Melon Mambo (SU), DCWV
patterned paper
Mirror: Basic Black, Old Olive, Melon
Mambo, Brushed Silver (SU)

Buttons: Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Stickles: Lime Green
Stampin' Up Basic Rhinestones

The funny thing is, I went to a card class with my demonstrator Michele the same day, and we made a birthday card using the sunflower background stamp.

She ended up buying both of them from me, and gave me $10 for them!! That was my first card sale ever!! I've given some to people before, but I've never had anyone actually buy them! Yay :) Everyone keeps telling me to sell them, but I feel bad charging people for them, or I just don't know who to sell them to. I might ask my hair dresser if I can display some cards at her house to see if any of her clients would like to buy any. It's just about getting out there and seeing who you know.

Anyway, I've got some other news, but this post is long enough, so I'll put it in another post.

- Ashley


  1. Hi Ashley--this card is adorable! I love how you used the bright citrus colors and my stamp with this fashionista image from Forever Young. I love it!
    Thanks for visiting me!

    Love & Light,
    K Andrew of K Andrew Designs
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    1. Thank you!! I love this stamp set! It's one of my favorites!!! :)