Monday, March 25, 2013

Wherever You Go...

There You Are! 
Yep... it's so silly and so true!

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show, it's all about quotes.

From your favorite movie lines to a sentiment on a stamp you keep meaning to use more, an inspirational quote to something a family member is always saying - this week we challenge you to use a quote in your craft project!

And remember...

You could even win a $50 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp!
One lucky winner is drawn at random each week from all of our entries.

Now, back to my silly quote. This is something my dad has always said. He claims he heard it once from a comedian, but for me.. it will always be "his."

So, "Wherever You Go, There You Are." And since you are here, I thought we ought to do some scrapping!

To get started, I have grabbed some Studio Calico goodness, specifically from the Abroad Collection since this is sorta kinda travel themed, and a lovely sheet from the SMASH 365 book:
Speaking of travel themed... 
I have had this paper for a bit now and just haven't gotten it used. Partly because we rarely go anywhere, but also because it is a bit dark. How about we try fussy cutting out some of the continents?
Ah yes! I like that layered up over my photo with this lovely watercolor bird. However, the wintery trees from the SMASH page are not going to work with this photo...
 Chop, chop! Better already!
I won't bore you with all picts of all the different placements and arrangements I tried next...
Let's just say it took me some time to figure out how to work in the bird amongst the maps. 
But, here we have it! Noticed, he ended up getting chopped in half once again:
And now for some Rub-Ons! I love these beautiful gold feathers from Jenni Bowlin. And since I already have a bird on this page, I am going for it!
 Oooooh yes! Pretty!
 Now for some layered up hearts...
Title time, which will be the quote itself. 
I LOVE these Thickers. Yes, I have two packs. Yes, I will order more.
Alrighty! I have this all spaced out, but now I remember I wanted to try a little scribbling under the title to add a bit of texture. Whoops. Off come the letters...
And I just scribble out my quote over and over again using a fine tip pen:
 Ah yes! Love the added texture of that!
 Now, just a few more finishing touches:
Working that birdie in was worth it! I just love him all layered up with the hearts and photo!
And there we go! Because here we are... 
Or something like that.
Now it's your turn! Who will you quote this week? I can't wait to see. Remember to link-up with us for your chance to win.

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  1. Stunning Ashli!! Love the writing behind your was definitely worth removing the letters! And I used some rub-ons today, and I thought that sometimes it's hard to find good ones...but when you do, it makes you happy! Just love everything about this page!

  2. This is indeed stunning...I so wish I had that gift of creativity with my pages like you do...Mine are a bit forced at ties!

    Haven't been by for awhile...struggling a bit to establish my routines to keep up with everything!
    Enjoyed the visit as always.

  3. Great idea to fussy cut the map. I only have the 6X6 pad - wonder if that will work?

  4. Beautiful I love the map cutting - you did a great job, and the pile of hearts and those thickers with maps on will be on my shopping list. A gorgeous page with sooooo many beautiful things to look at it. I love reading your blog - it's one of my 'lets check out what Ashli has done' things that I have to do when I see a new post as they are packed with inspiration- even if I don't always comment :)

  5. A wonderful page! The scribbling behind the title is awesome. And that cute birdie! And the feathers... I like all of it so much I even forgive you for turning Europe upside-down. ;)

  6. Hi Ashili, fabulous layout, love those feathers, the gold really pops on your page. Love the lettering, the hearts and your added flower and camera. Tracy x x

  7. Oh my gosh!! How your mind works! I love how you take all sorts of different things and combine them into a beautifully done layout. This design is awesome. Love the layers and layers of "stuff" that all turns out to be so perfectly married together. Your sentiment is perfect for your layout. Love the idea of cutting out the continents and using them in your layout. Love all of the different patterns. So pretty! <3 Candy

  8. love how you used the products together and the JBS feathers , so perfect!!! Always fun to come to your blog:):):)

  9. Again I don't know how you do it - but somehow it all blends together really well!

  10. Sheer stroke of brilliance writing that title over and over. Love.

    Blessings to you friend ~~ dawn

  11. What a great idea to cut out those continents! I love all the layering you did. Don't just love the gold Color Shine? I'm addicted to it since I got my hands on it last week! Hugs, Sandra

  12. Pretty layering, Ashli! I really love these map thickers too :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. Love your saying...seems to me I have heard it too in growing up. Birds, feathers, maps, oh my! You make it work! :)

  14. Oh wow this is brilliant! Love this so much!!!!! :D

  15. Love your title work as an element to the page and all of those pretty, layered hearts!

  16. Love the title work (I never think to sew my thickers on - it would help a lot LOL) and the laying is so much fun.

  17. This is just gorgeous! I love how you get non typical elements to work together like the birds and hearts!
    This would be a good challenge for me since I have a whole Pinterest board full of quotes :)

  18. This is so cool! I love the fussy cutting around the continents! x

  19. Oooh, fabulous page! I love your use of the map as well as your "scribble" technique behind your letters - wonderful!

  20. love this page, love the layering and the hearts

  21. Love the fussy cutting of the map. And love those Thickers! Looks awesome!!

  22. What a wonderful celebration of your dad's little phrase... and I think it's more profound than it looks at first sight too! Love the lettering and those tiny hearts are just delicious - wonderful work as always, Ashli!
    Alison x

  23. This is an amazing page!!! LOVE it!!! especially love all the layers!!!

  24. Love this page, think you made the right call with the bird. I think I still have that paper sitting in my stash too.

  25. The detailing in your page is incredible. Blessings!

  26. Gorgeous layout! I love when you walk through your design steps. I would never think to pull the layout together so beautifully so the details are inspiring!

  27. This is so lovely! I love all the details!

  28. This is so lovely! I love all the details!

  29. Oh this turned out fantastic!!! Totally gorgeous with all those hearts, love the bit of map paper, and the letters with the writing underneath looks outstanding!! Sweet, sweet page!

  30. What a fabulous layout! The pictures under the continents makes them look like they were cut out in shape of them! Love all the embellishments! Love the quote too! Fab job!


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