Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Thank You Card & A Blog Award

Hi everyone! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. :) I just got home from school and work and thought I'd share with you the thank you card I sent to my friend Katlyn for designing my new blog header and button. Her digital stamp store is awesome and her designs are so cute! Make sure to stop by and browse if you have the chance. :)

Front of the card: I have some great red and black ribbon that I really need to start using more often and I saw this as the perfect opportunity. I added the flower embellishments for an extra effect and also distressed the border around them with red and black ink, although it's hard to see in the picture. I really like the parallel effect of white on black and black on white with red as an accent color.


Inside of the card: I wrote a thank you message on the white half and left the black half blank.

Back of the card: I added the 'Made Especially For You' because that's a "signature" touch I add on all of my cards, and also where the name for my blog came from, but I'll explain that in a later post. :) I also added some more flowers and the polka dot ribbon that was used on the front of the card.

I recently received this award from two fellow bloggers: Laura over at Laura's Crafts and More and Karla over at Made By Karla. Thanks so much Laura and Karla, I really appreciate it! :)
I've added this award to my new "Blog Awards" page. I found it so helpful to have one of these so my sidebar wasn't always so crowded. It works great! I'd also like to pass along this award to the following three bloggers:

Linda at My Passion Is... She is an absolutely amazing scrapbooker and photographer, her creations are always fun to look at! :)

Sherry at Up Or Down They're Beautiful A wonderful crafter who always has fun tips, inspiring words and great projects! :)

Lisa at Lisa's Little Bits A fellow design team member that I can't wait to work with, her posts are so fun to read and her creations are so cute! :)

There's only 3 days left to enter my blog candy giveaway - I'm only 13 followers away from reaching my goal... that's so close! :) I can only do it with your help, make sure to tell all your friends! 

Thanks for reading!
Ashley

14 comments:

  1. Thank you for checking out my blog and becoming my 100th follower. It is a significant milestone and I thank you also for your kind words. NancyD

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  2. Thank you for the awesome blog award!! And that is a gorgeous card, I absolutely love that color combo.

    Linda
    http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

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  3. I really like this card color scheme! The black, red & white papers all look great together :)Amy

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  4. Hi, Such a great card... I love the detail you put into it. I'm now your newest follower as well, thank you so much for stopping by my blog and following me I love to have new people.
    Wishing you a great day.
    Judy

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  5. Very cute card! Nice job. Thanks for visiting me. I am returning the favor and will continue to. Hope to see you around my blog again. Have a wonderful day.

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  6. i am following you, thank you for popping by my blog and leaving a comment!

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  7. what a wonderful card! love those bold colors! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! :)

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  8. Love your gorgeous card! I like how you reversed the colours in the accents. Fun idea!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  9. Ashley, Thanks so much for your generous comments on my blog and for becoming a follower. :-) I browsed through your blog and you have some fantastic creations! I didn't see a badge to become a follower, but if you do add an option to follow by e-mail, please let me know. I'd love to follow your work.

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  10. nice card, I love those flowers. BTW your friend did a great job on the design.

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  11. I love your polka dot ribbon!!! You know, I need to pick up more of that ribbon... I have so much ribbon but not so much with polka dots- such a great touch. (Also I like the green ribbon on your background on the page) :)

    Hugs,
    N

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  12. Thanks to you for sharing such a beautiful card design.It shows your creativity skills.I too like the color s you used very much.keep up the great work.

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