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Guest designer Ashley Horton

I wanted to share some layouts and a card created by lovely Ashley Horton using our products. She is so creative and I have always adored her work. 
Hi!  My name is Ashley Horton and I live in the Southern US with my husband and three children.  I have been scrapbooking since 2006, and I am a traditional scrapbooker, who likes to try new trends and products.  Most of my layouts focus on everyday photos and the antics of our children.  I would say I have an eclectic style, because I like to try new looks and designs on my layouts.  Over the years, I have been very fortunate to be published in several crafting magazines and I currently serve on Design Teams for American Crafts, Echo Park, Hip Kit Club, Creative Scrappers and Get It Scrapped.  I spend most of my free time planning or working on layouts and projects, but I also enjoy cooking, reading, watching movies and spending time with my family.

Slushie Love:  I love mixing product, and for this layout, I mixed the Pinkfresh products with several items from other collections.  The variety of colors on the Pinkfresh embellishments and Washi Tapes, can easily be blended in with the collections you already have in your stash.  I used some of the Ocean & Gold Foil Alphas over a card from Elle's Studio to create my title, and also embellished the card with some of the fun Wood Veneer Color block Navajo Arrows.  And the cute Wood Veneer Color block Hearts were a perfect accent to the heart card on the right hand side of my photo.  I also added a touch of sparkle to my layout with the Glitter Washi Tape.

Love These Moments:  When I decided on a title for this layout, I knew I wanted it to be prominent on my page.  The Mint & Gold foil alphas were perfect for creating a large, bold title.  I arranged the alphas beside my photo, and once they were adhered, I stitched through each of the words with Black embroidery floss, for a little extra emphasis.  And I can't resist embellishing, so I added the Ombre Airmail Peach & Mint Washi Tape, with several of the Color block Veneers.  The Fresh Drops Insta Frame was also perfect for adding emphasis to the photo on my layout.

Love Note:  It's always fun to use negative shapes on your projects!  I used my Cameo to cut a heart front for my card, and then adhered the Pink & Mint Ombre Washi Tape to a piece of cardstock and placed it behind the negative cut hearts.  I love the multi-colored effect it creates on the front of the card.  I used the Blush & Gold Foil Alphas for the sentiment on my card, and added the adorable Wood Veneer Color block Envelopes and Wood Veneer Color block Arrows.
Hope you feel inspired by these beautiful creations done by Ashely.

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