Monday, April 21, 2014

**scrapbook circle and top-dog-dies blog hop**

Welcome to the Top Dog Dies & Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop!

Today we’re showing off projects featuring exclusive
dies from Top Dog Dies and the new Bucket List kit
from Scrapbook Circle.

At Scrapbook Circle (
we are passionate about preserving our family memories.
We love sharing daily inspiration and connecting with
others who also love to create. We have been creating monthly
scrapbook kits for over seven years.
Each of our kits includes a custom printable and
we have now expanded our shop to included coordinating digital files.
We create exclusive items for each monthly kit.
We strive to provide you with fresh products every month
that inspire you to create.

Scrapbook Circle Special Promotion: 
Use code scrapbook20 to receive 20% off your order today though May 31, 2014.

Top Dog Dies ( is a new online store that
offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies,
along with dies from brands you already know and trust,
including Little B, My Favorite Things, Lawn Fawn,
Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs.
Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace (
a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Top Dog Dies is also offering a special promotion during the hop.
Spend $100 on anything in the store and get 15% off when
you use code SCHOP15, or spend $60 and
get 10% off when you use code SCHOP10.

Scrapbook Circle is giving away two $50 Prize Packs of exclusive wafer-thin dies

Top Dog Dies is giving away a Bucket List Kit

Winners will be chosen from comments left on on the
Design Team Members blogs or the Top Dog Die and Scrapbook Circle blog
 - be sure to leave some love by Sunday, April 27th when the hop ends.

Here's my project I made for the hop using some adorable BABY dies:

I used the May Bucket List kit from Scrapbook Circle for my "onesie" card

I'm your final stop.. I hope you've enjoyed the hop!!
In case you get lost along the way, head to the Scrapbook Circle Blog
for a complete list!

Have a great day!
~Leslie Ashe

Monday, March 31, 2014

**Scrapbook Circle - March Layouts**

thought I'd stop by for a quick hey after not blogging for a while...

I'm sharing all of my March projects I did for Scrapbook Circle in one post...
here they are:

and just for fun...
I did a few extra projects using the rest of my March kit
(it was so full and fabulous!)


I also used A Flair For  Buttons flair, some of my own stash
and had a LOT of fun trying the new watercolor technique - even
if it's NOT as perfect as the ones I've seen.
I don't care - I love it.

Thanks all, back soon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

**Love Is A Good Thing - Teresa Collins**

hey everyone!

quick post today...
got a TON to go out and do, so I thought before I left,
I'd share my layout I have up on the Teresa Collins blog today!

To read all about my layout, what my inspiration was, what
supplies I used, etc....go here:  Teresa Collins DT Blog

Be back soon...
(oh and for those still wondering..I AM still putting boxes together..
If you think you might be interested...please email me: leslieasheatgmaildotcom)

thanks y'all!
have a lovely day...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

**Hey Love!**

Hi guys!

I think I need to set a reminder. 
A blog reminder. 
I mean in my defense I always remember in the middle of the night 
when I'm all nestled and snug in my bed & my iPad is out of juice - then 
The next day happens & just like that - I forget .

So here I sit in our favorite coffee shop (if you're in the DFW area - get to Roots!
They're the remembering to blog & having lots of juice in my iPD mini ----

Sharing a layout I did for Scrapbook Circle using the March Portobello kit
And both add ons. I'm not sure how to add a link with this app I'm using 
So I'll share the site:

These are photos we took of each other while at Roots - 
(Go to: to see the entire post)

And there you have it - my post for today. I'm framing this one for my living room photo wall!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

*Thankful For This Ordinary Day - Teresa Collins*

driving by with a fast blog post today...

sharing a layout that's up on the Teresa Collins Design Team blog
today - using the lovely Daily Stories and my gorgeous daughter.

to see the entire post, click here!
(directions, supplies, etc.....)

back soon~getting boxes ready!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

*Got Swag?*

hey y'all!

stopping by for a quick Saturday afternoon post - just want to share
a couple of layouts I've done...just for ME!

I have decided to start getting the Swag Bags over at Paper Issues.
You would LOVE these little bags! They're FULL of fun goodies.
Just what I needed to get over a little scrap slump I was in - bam, I cranked out
2 layouts just for me, just for fun.

I want to share them with you today!

First up is a layout about my cute husband - using the February Swag Bag:

here's some closer shots:

and next, here's my precious niece (great niece) Presley doing her
cute little scrunchy 3 year old face - using the March Swag Bag:

here's some closer shots:

sorry again for my week long hiatus - blogger was NOT my friend
this past week so I decided to give IT a vaca....
but I'm back now, rip roaring and ready to go!

just for fun...
here's a couple of sneaks of my Scrapbook Circle layouts
that are coming soon!

see y'all...Monday!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

*Yes Please - Blogging from my phone*

I'm enjoying a cup of coffee
as I sit & relax for a few spare minutes.
As I sit here I!
So instead of interrupting my 
few minutes of solitude,
I use this great thing we have 
ie: my cell.

I was walking through my scrap room
yesterday & happened to look at what was 
on my desk. My new Feb. Kit from Elle's Studio arrived & I was itchin' to use it! 
It totally called my name.
So I sat down and 30 minutes later - this happened:

I took these photos & edited from my cell so if
The colors are off - so sorry.  :)

Here's a few closer detail shots:

I love this Feb. Kit from Elle. I used tags from the kit, as well as the wooden pieces (hearts, love), flair from Martha Bonneau (her Etsy is Panda Eight Designs), washi my sweet friend Patricia Roebuck sent me by Freckled Fawn & wooden stars by Studio Calico , woodgrain cardstock that I got from Paper Issues.

that's it for me today!
I'm getting some boxes made to get ready to sell & will update soon with photos & all the info on what's inside each box.

Have a great day!!