We're featuring another returning member, Leslie Ashe, on the blog today:
Short bio: Hi, I’m Leslie Ashe. I’m a born and bred Texan who met, fell in love, and married my California boy (Alan) 22 years ago. (Who, btw, moved to Texas. For me.) We have two amazing children (Savannah and Shaypher) who are the lights of our lives! They’re both off at college, so our nest is a bit empty, but fills up quickly when they’re home for holidays and weekends. Scrapbooking began for me over 16 years ago and I haven’t looked back since. Creating is my outlet. When I’m not creating you can find me curled up with a good book, with my family, or out snapping all the memories I can get in a day. I’ve been blessed beyond belief to have some of my works published in Scrapbook Trends, Simply Handmade, Cards, Creating Keepsakes, along with several idea books. It’s quite a dream come true to be a part of American Crafts for another year!
Favorite thing to scrapbook: My kids, hands down!
Favorite AC product: If I have to name just one, it's Thickers! It's a rare project that doesn't include them!
5 fun facts:
1. My husband of 22 years still makes my heart pitter pat!
2. I can read a novel in one day. I LOVE to read. My kids think I should have been a librarian.
3. Speaking of my kids – they hate it when I get asked if I’m their “sister” when we’re out somewhere. I quite delight in that fact.
4. When I feel like a treat, my #1 place to stop is Starbucks. It’s no wonder I reached “gold” level so fast.
5. Clowns will always ALWAYS freak me out. I can’t even go to the circus. It’s that bad.
Leslie shares, "It was a GREAT day when princess Presley was born! My middle sister and I drove to Houston to be with the family to welcome her into this world. It was a fun experience to bond with my sisters and take on our new roles as “great aunts” and “grandmother”. I wanted that to be the focus of my project so I used the delicate shades of Dear Lizzy Neapolitan with my bold black and white photos."
Supplies: Grapefruit (71021) – Cardstock, Cheerful Nights Paper (35626) – Neapolitan, Twinking Lights Paper (35629) – Neapolitan, Heart Song Paper (35631) – Neapolitan, At First Sight Paper (35641) – Neapolitan, Lucky Laugh Paper (35640) – Neapolitan, Annual Terrace Paper (35617) – Gardenia, Flower Atrium Paper (35622) – Gardenia, Sunflower Ribbon (58291) – Premium Ribbon, Haute Vogue Ribbon (58027) – Premium Ribbon, Chap Buttons (85569) – Elements, Daydream Buttons (85573) – Elements, Sage (72026) – Delights, Ballerina (42233) – Remarks, Parakeet (42234) – Remarks, Neapolitan Accents & Phrases (42232) – Remarks Books, Neapolitan, Borders, Accents & Phrases (42235) – Remarks, Neapolitan Rub Ons (43395) – Minimarks, Neapolitan Large Tags (78069) – Bits, Neapolitan Chipboard Shapes (78070) – Embellishments, Neapolitan Fabric & Epoxy Brads (78074) – Elements, Foam Adhesive Squares (61710) – This To That, .05 Black (62321) – Precision Pen
"Sometimes the best embellishments are ones you don’t even realize are embellishments until you dissect them. What do I mean? I’m talking about the Amy Tangerine Daybooks! They’re not just for their purpose of a mini album – you can take each page apart and use them on projects like I did here for my layout."
Supplies: Charcoal (71077) – Cardstock, Ben Paper (35578) – Chap, Scott Paper (35575) – Chap, Hug Life (76200) – Daybook, Off The Map (76212) – Daybook, Robins Egg Pantry (53307) – Thickers, Emilio (42220) – Remarks, Let’s Go (42215) – Remarks, .03 Black (62311) – Precision Pen, Chap Decorative Tabs (77261) – Bits, Chap Fabric Brads (85571) – Elements, Chap Man of the House Chipboard Frames (77262) – House, Chap Buttons (85569) – Elements, 6x6 Paper Pad (35696) – Sketchbook