Monday, January 21, 2013

soapHOUSEmama Pajama...

It's a new week and a new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog.

This week Simon Says, "Show me what you are known for!"

Well, and for me, that means confessing to you my propensity for wearing pajamas ALL.THE.TIME.
Case in point, this is what I am wearing now:
Yep, I'm cool like that.

OK, so let's scrap a little page about this quirk of mine.

First up, I have a silly photo of my pajama clad self, along with some lovely Basic Gray papers and some Studio Calico bits:
I LOVE this paper by Basic Grey, but want to add some white to it, so out comes the paint and stencil:
 YAY! Pretty!
And now, I just start playing around with my papers. I really want that pie chart pattern to make it on this page, but this is just not doing it for me yet:
Maybe if they are fussy cut?
Hmmm..... I don't know....
That seems to add a bit of an Asian flair which is lovely, but not the thing for this goofy photo, yes?
Oh goodness, I am at a loss. I have NO ideas and am feeling totally uninspired. Oh bother.
Time to step away....


OK, I'm back and I think a torn edge and a rotated photo might be just the thing.
I'm not sure if it's the time away to clear the brain and a fresh perspective or the actual torn edge and rotated photo.... but, I am feeling better about this nonetheless. 
YES! A strip of the pie chart paper and then the fussy cut elements are turned over and THAT is what gets me over the hump on this one. PHEW!
Some stickers and a bit of Crate Paper chip board...
Now, I am rollin' along!
 The rest came easy! A sprinkle here, a doodle there...
 Fun and Happy times indeed!
Scrapping a fun quirk and overcoming a creative hump? 
That certainly makes for a good Monday!

Alrighty, I can't wait to see your creations this week and to learn a little more about you as you scrap up what you are known for.

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  1. pretty cool quirk if you ask me!! I love crocs too and PJ's!!! Love your page as always!!!! awesome vision!!

  2. A woman after my own slipper and PJ heart. I am wearing my fluffy ones like yours right now and have just got out of my PJs ...and it's almost lunch time. Even before my baby PJs were my fave thing and I'd wear them all day if the gods allowed!!! Your LO looks fabulous, I love the random string and clusters of many wonderful details to see in the close-ups. It turned out really cool. Enjoy your day, long live the comfortable look!

  3. What a cute quirk :o)Gorgeous lo! Love the two decotationclusters, the title, the string and the butterflyes!
    Have a wonderful week :o)

  4. I could really relate to your layout page! I am actually sitting my in PJs as I am typing this comment. I think our creative brains work better in PJs, don't you? This layout is fun! Love all of the details and your write up. <3 Candy

  5. Hi Ashli, well I am actually typing on the computer as we speak and I am wearing my pyjamas, in fact when I am at home I am always wearing them lol, you are not alone. Lovely layout to showcase what you are known for, love your embellishments and lettering. I love the PJ look, long may it live. Tracy x x

  6. love the quirk and and quirky page to go with. Very fun. Do tank tops and yoga pants count?

  7. I really like how you cut the butterfly in half and adhered them to the edges. I'm a big fan of jammies, too -- in the cold weather I love getting into them in the evenings and hate having to change out of them in the morning to go work.

  8. Oh my!! How fun! Love the pj's and slippers and all. Living in pajamas is a good life :)

  9. first off - as I sit here in MY pajamas... YES! Love that you own it and shared such a fun detail. I think of pj pants like the house dresses of yesteryear. ;)

    As always, love that you shared so much detail about your process and details of your layout. Another amazing creation!

  10. Very cool layout!
    Love the title and how you used the mask :)

    And congrats on your feature on Shimelle's blog.
    How fun is that!!!

  11. I absolutely love the finished product! Awesome layout! And loved loved loved reading about the process it took to create it! Really interesting post! :D :D

  12. Super fun page, Ashli! You have some cool pj's! I'm really liking your heart/animal print socks...I may need some of those for myself :) I love all of the texture you add to a really POPS!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Such a fun topic to scrap and in such a fun way too!

  14. Cute Lo and love the idea of scrapping about the little things that make you happy in life....such as that comfortable feeling of wearing PJ's on a day off! Definetly adding this idea to my "Book of Me" album! Tfs!

  15. Great page! I also wear pajamas and crocs most days. Its my official uniform.

  16. So I'm not EVEN gonna front. I'm stealing the cutting into the circles pattern idea!! I. LOVE. THAT. PATTERN!!! Thanks for reminding me to dig that baby up- it's gorgeous! Your page is FABULOUS (as always)- and I love those fuzzy slippers- too funny!!! Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog- I really appreciate it- at some point I'll have to give credit because I got the idea for a monochrome December Daily on a gorgeous European art journal blog that blew me away so completely I keot thinking about it all year till I made my own.

  17. After reading the comments, I feel like we are part of an elite group! I too...sit here in my gown with pajama bottoms, socks and black fuzzy slippers! I feel like I have found my twin in life! Staying home with the boss...well..we just like to keep it real...real comfy!
    Love to see you scrap about yourself! Being you...and reflecting the Ashli style! Enjoyed your posting on Shimelle's blog too! Have a wonderful, warm, and blessed evening girlie:)

  18. I loved your layout! The photo and title made me chuckle! Fantastic layout!

  19. I love how you used the basic grey paper as a stencil, so cool! I also love that we have the same slippers :)

  20. What a fun page Ashli!!! And I LOVE your title and use of the Baker's Twine!!

  21. HILARIOUS!!!! I love pj's too! Gorgeous page and so stinking fun! Love your doodles too! Happy to be working with you!!!

  22. Such a funny post! It's fabulous! I wear my pj's as much as I can. I have a pj day every sunday! Hugs, Sandra

  23. Hilarious pic and post!! And hey, I think the whole world would be a happier place if everyone wore their pjs all the time!! Great layout as ever, Ashli!
    Alison x

  24. Oh I love that you wear funky PJs and slippers!!! I do too and yes I stay in them as long as I can - woot! Its always hilarious when the mail lady comes to the door with a package - she gets a good giggle. What fun this page is!! Really like the color combo and the way you used the butterfly. I must try and play along with this challenge - I'm thinking clouds.....LOL. Totally missed out on doilies, shucks. Have a good one sweet lady. xoxo

  25. My kids call me Pajama Mama too, cuz I will get in them just as soon as I can! love your lo!

  26. Too cute! love all the polka dots on you and around!

  27. Ha! I love my PJs too. Awesome LO!! Love all the texture!


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