This week is all about getting to know our new team! Starting with Ashley Horton:
Blog: Ashley Horton
Location: Spanish Fort, AL
Short bio: Hi, my name is Ashley Horton, and I am a wife, stay at home mom, crafter, movie and book lover, and pretty much Jane of all trades in our little home. I fell in love with Scrapbooking over 8 years ago and have been busy creating ever since. I am a traditional scrapbooker and I am mostly a layout kind of girl, but I also create projects and cards here and there. I am so excited to return to the American Crafts Team for another year and continue to work with their amazing products. When I am not creating, I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and watching movies.
Favorite thing to scrap: I love to scrapbook my family and just the everyday moments of life!
Favorite American Crafts product: It's never easy to pick one, so I'll pick two! The patterned papers and Thickers are two of my all time favorites!
5 fun facts:
1. I don't like my food to touch on my plate, and I am not fond of foods with a lot of ingredients mixed in... especially casseroles!
2. I've never had a broken bone.
3. When I'm working on a layout, I like to get it all finished in one sitting and I always have to clean up before starting a new project.
4. I love to listen to Bagpipe/Celtic music.
5. My favorite snack of choice, since I was in elementary school, has always been chips and dip!
Supplies: Shimelle (368158) - Dowdy, Shimelle (368136) - Goodall, Shimelle (368139) - Hurley, Shimelle (368171) - Photo Overlays, Shimelle (368166) - Accent & Phrase Stickers, Shimelle (368164) - Letter Stickers, Shimelle (368165) - Dimensional Stickers, Shimelle (368167) - Cork Stickers, Dear Lizzy (366785) - Enamel Dots, Thickers (683535) - Index
How to: I like to start out a layout, using a background paper with a lined or grid pattern. This always helps me get an idea for the look of my layout. I printed my photo at 3x3 and layered one of the Photo Overlays from the Shimelle collection behind it. Then I cut one of the 3x4 cards from the Goodall patterned paper and placed it next to my photo and behind the Photo Overlay. I wanted a bold title, so I used the Index Thickers under my photo area. These Thickers worked well, because they complement the Cork Sticker that I used on my layout. I finished my layout by adding some stickers from the Accent & Phrase Stickers Book, die cuts, and some stamping.