Monday, September 10, 2012

My Hubbs, My Hero

Hello and happy Monday! First, I want to start with a HUGE thank you to everyone that hopped on by last week during our STAMPtember blog hop. The amount of comments received were wonderfully overwhelming and I so appreciated each and every one of them! 

Now, if I could give you all the $25 gift card, I would. But, alas there can only be one winner and that random winner is:
CHRIS!
Chris, Simon Says Stamp will be in touch soon to get you your gift voucher. Hooray!

Thank you all again for such a wonderful hop. Ok, let's move along and see what Simon has in store for us this week, shall we?

Simon wants to know all about your heroes. A friend? An old teacher? A famous historical figure? Perhaps a Hero Arts Stamp? Hey, there is even a $50 gift card up for grabs from simonsaysstamp.com! How cool is that? Winners are randomly chosen each week. Just head on over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog for all the details.


Alrighty - let's see what I came up with for this week. Just look at that fabulous stack of well-loved heroes:
Armed with my favorite Hero Arts stamps and a picture of my most fabulous husband, I headed to my stash for some Basic Grey and Crate Paper loveliness. Oh yeah - there is a Heidi Swapp Memory File in there too. We'll talk more about that in a moment.
My Hero Arts stamps have been put to good use and I now have some gorgeous patterned papers all stamped up! Some with white acrylic paint, others with Archival Black.
I think they will add to the gorgeous sun ray on this Basic Gray paper, don't you? All cut into strips:
And stitched on...Oh, that is fun! Now, before you get too impressed, I must tell you that I simply eyeballed these and cut them out with scissors. And look, that worked pretty well! Easy peasy :)
Remember that Memory File? I have spritzed and inked it in various shades of gray with hints of blue. And, then I cut it down to fit just perfectly on my page. Why, you ask? Well, that's a perfect place for all of my journaling, that's why! And because any reason to use one of those on a layout is a good reason in my book.
The cover of my little journaling folder gets the photo and title along with a pop of red from some Basic Grey border sticker action:
 And for some Crate paper stickers:
 A bit of pen work:
Ah yes, that little journaling folder will work out perfectly!
 And after the usual finishing touches...Ta Da! There he is...
 And here is the story:
 All the many ways my hubbs is my hero, all tucked away in this fun folder:
So, who will you think of when you are creating this week? Simon and I want to see! Be sure to link up with us for a chance to win. And, if you would like to make a page of your own just like the one above, a detailed supply list is below: (affiliate links used)


27 comments:

  1. oooo I love this. So many techniques. I'll work in the time. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Oh wow! Love the starburst patterned paper strips! What an awesome design! :)

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  3. Fabulous layout Ashli! I love your stamped sunrays and that you added the wooden arrows to them. The journaling folder is awesome too. Great energy and design on this page.

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  4. Fabulous way to showcase the pic of your hubby. Love your use of the wooden arrows and embellishments. Lovely design and great use of those papers. Enjoy your week. Tracy x

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  5. very very awesome- love this layout- might be my fave!

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  6. Your creativity amazes me, the way you change ordinary printed scrapbook paper into your own. Awesome page!!!

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  7. Love how you added to the sunburst design. This turned out awesome!

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  8. Your journaling folder looks fantastic! I love how you've created the sunburst effect and everything, including the arrows points to your hero. :) Nice tribute! <3 Candy

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  9. Fabulous layout! Love the idea of cutting down the memory file for journaling! Fun sunburst and so atypical with the darker colors. Love the effect! :)

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  10. um, yeah...this is pretty fantastic....love the arrows on the rays...

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  11. all of your work is amazing!!! write a book:):):)

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  12. Such a great page!! :)
    Love the pops of red throughout!

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  13. Awesome PAge!!! I love that sunburst paper, so cool..

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  14. this is such an eyecatching layout! Love how you shared your creative process with us.

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  15. All the bits and pieces make it so very cool. If you didn't have the step-by-step photos, I think I'd miss many of them.

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  16. Wonderful layout, and wonderful process photos - thank you... and what a joy that your hero is your husband - heartwarming!
    Alison x

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  17. Amazing. I can't think of anything else to say but amazing!

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  18. WOW oh WOW!!
    Love all the techniques and the end result is..well, WOW!
    Wonderful page - I'd like to try this :)

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  19. I love the sunburst and the colours you've used. Very nice.

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  20. So great! I love the subtle palette - works perfectly with the picture.

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  21. Beautiful layout! The mix of patterns are fabulous and the color tones and hues brings it all together beautifully!

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  22. What a sweet way to pay tribute to your "Hubbs" as you sou cutely phrased it! I like the way you fanned the paper and embellished after! Really cool!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  23. WOZERS Ashli!!! This LO is amazing!!

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  24. Hi Ashli and WOW to the wonderful layout of your hubby, absolutely gorgeous and I just love how you use colour! I was delighted to come home from vacation and find that I'd won your blog candy for the SSS blog hop, very excited here :). Have a great weekend!

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  25. Fabulous layout Ashli! What a fun picture of your hubbs! Love all the little details! Hugs, Sandra

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