Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Day In Photos: A Day At The Museum

On Saturday Baz and I made a trip to the Columbus Art Museum, I had not been there since an art class in high school and this was going to be Baz's first trip! The Museum has changed sooo much since the last time I was there, it was amazing-- it was so much more interactive than I remember.

Baz and I in front of Columbus Art Museum:

Baz looking at landscape artwork:

Me in the Western Room-- This is one of the interactive part, almost every room seemed to have one! Here in the Western Room they as you to write what represents the west to you, some people drew images, my favorite was the mustache! LOL.

Baz in the Western Room-- They put tumbleweeds throughout to represent the west =)

Baz and I both agreed that this was one of our favorite pieces! If you look closely there are several actual pictures throughout the artwork and the artist drew an extension and made all the pictures come together <3

And here is my FAVORITE interactive piece-- this is the Peace Tree, you write down your wish for peace and what you would like to see.

And here is Baz writing down his wish--- In this room they also had a booth where you could video record you talking about how war or images of war has effected your life, they continuously play the video in that room... That was Baz's favorite interactive piece, but unfortunately it was not recording at the moment. {He was so disappointed}

After the Art Museum we did some driving downtown and found (ok, I had seen it before, but Baz had not) Columbus, Ohio's Eiffel Tower =)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Kaiser Bubblegum Hill Layout 2

Happy Monday! I had a wonderful weekend, on Saturday I spent a few hours at the Columbus Art Museum with Baz {the boyfriend} he happen to have a couple of tickets to get us in for free--- added bonus! It has been far too many years since I have last been there and I must say it changed a lot and in a more fun interactive way =) Each room had something for you to participate in {errrr... I could talk a lot about it... maybe I will do a in detail with photo post tomorrow}. Then later that night I made a stop over to one of my Besties house, Tiffany Henderson to surprise her with a birthday cake! It was a delicious Strawberry Passion Ice cream cake from Coldstone YUMMO! Annnnnd Sunday was my day of relaxation, I caught up on all of the tv shows I missed last week and did a little scrappin' =)

Now, onto the layout :) Today I am showing ya another layout using Kaisercraft's Bubblegum Hill line:

Materials Used:
*Pink Cardstock
*Calipso Punch
*Candy Confetti
*Berry Suprise
*Random Kaiser bling strips

Hope ya had a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kaiser Craft Bubblegum Hills Layout

Good Morning and Happy Humpday Everybody! Today I am sharing with you a layout I made using KaiserCraft Bubblegum Hills Collection, I love this line.. all the bright colors and pretty patterns and butterflies! Oh, how I LOVE butterflies <3

One of my favorite things to do lately has been to outline certain parts of my page using bling, I had been using TONS of rhinestone strips.... that is until it finally hit me! Duh Ashley, use liquid pearls or stickles and simply make dots to appear! Why had I not thought of this before??? Well, finally I did discover this and I am taking full advantage! In the page above I outlined edges of the top and right side using my Bisque Liquid Pearls, but of course I could not go without adding some other blings as well to bump up my bling factor ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 20, 2012

KOTMC Sneak Peek: March 2012 Kit

It's that time again, are you ready for March's Sneak Peek???? ;) Btw--Can you even believe it's almost March already?? Wow-- it really is true, the older you get the faster time goes by.... Well, onto the kit, this kit includes papers and embellishments from We R Memory Keepers "Cotton Tail" line, it's an adorable Easter line that works great for those spring moments!!

Here is March's Kit Of The Month Club Sneak Peek:

This is one of four pages created for Scrap Happy in Tiffin, Ohio! For more information on how to join their Kit Of The Month Club and what all it includes click here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Check Out My Fellow DT Members!

Hello Everybody! As I announced a couple of days ago I have been lucky enough to be chosen as a Cord Scrapbook Studio Design Team Member along with 7 other majorly talented ladies!! {Thank You again to everyone who voted!} Cord Announced us all on their blog yesterday & did a wonderful presentation to announce us, please click here and check out there blog, (I have "borrowed" their photos so this post does not look so bland but be sure to go to their blog so you can click on each photo to take you to each members personal blog & to read their description better.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Boy Layout or Disney Page!

Hello! Today I have a layout to share =) I know it is sooooo hard to find good boy pages/lines out there but Best Creations has a perfect line for you all with boys, "Robot"!! {okay, and I have to say, I dont have a boy to use this layout on but this layout is also perfect for, and will be used by me for Tomorrowland at Disney World!!}

Here is my page, it was designed for and on display at Scrap Happy.

Also- In case you are new here or have not been on in the last few weeks ;)---- Check out my sidebar to the right, I am new to Facebook and Pinterest (if you need an invite to pinterest let me know your e-mail, I'll invite you)! Be sure to check them out and if you want feel free to follow me. Have a Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Thank You!!

Good Morning & Happy Valentines Day Everyone! I just want to throw out a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you! I have officially been accepted as a Design Team Member for Cord Camera Scrapbook Studio =) I will be a member of their team for the next 6 months {woo-hoo!}. Be sure to check out their blog {click here} for projects I and my fellow Design Team partners create over the next several months! All design team members will be announced tomorrow on their blog, so stop by tomorrow and show them some love <3

Monday, February 13, 2012

Scrapbook Sketch & Disney Layout

In just a little over a month the sketches idea book will be released!! I feel like time has been flying by so fast these last few months, it has been a crazy, fun, exciting journey! In honor of Designs By Ashley Rock: 12x12 Scrapbook Sketches Volume One coming out, I have to share another Bonus Sketch & Layout with you all!

Here is the Sketch:

Here is the Layout:

The Layout is using Reminisce "Real Magic" Collection, a great line for Disney pictures! Be sure to check back in a couple of weeks for my first ever Sketch Challenge with a chance to "Win It Before You Can Buy It" for the DBAR: 12x12 Scrapbook Sketches Volume 1!

Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY Friday #12: Flower Video Tutorial!

Happy Friday Everybody! I am so excited that it is fiiiiinally Friday, I have been looking forward all week to a crop that I am going to on Saturday & now it's only a day away!! YAY! So, today I thought I would switch it up a bit for DIY Friday and instead of sharing photo's and instructions I have a video for you! I was browsing youtube and came across this one and thought it would be a great share for DIY Friday, Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

NEW!! Sketch Club

I am excited to announce I have partnered up with Pizazz It! Scrapbooks, (their website will be up and running again soon!!) an online scrapbook store to host a Sketch Club! The Sketch Club will include five new sketches each month for 12x12 pages designed by Ashley Rock. Four of the sketches will be exclusive to this kit and one will be a featured sketch with a special opportunity! You will also receive hot & new on the market pattern papers, plenty of cardstock and embellishments. This Sketch Club is different from any other monthly club because when you sign up for a 6 month commitment Pizazz It! will provide you with your own unique user name and password to log in to an online gallery specifically for Sketch Club members only. Here you will be able to (but you don’t have to) upload your own layouts you have created using the sketches and materials along with being able to view what other members have made. As we mentioned before, there will be a featured sketch each month. One layout uploaded on to the gallery using the featured sketch will be chosen and will be published in an upcoming Designs By Ashley Rock Sketches Book! So not only do you get the benefits of easy scrapping but also the opportunity to have your work published! Sounds like fun, huh?

Our first kit will start in April, 2012! Sign up by March 18th 2012 to be guaranteed an April Kit, you wont want to miss out, trust me!!!

Sketch Club with 6 month commitment: $25 + $6 flat rate shipping, United States. (free shipping with pick up zone option, see below)
-guaranteed kit every month
-receive the kit at the discounted price of $25
-access to private online gallery to view and post layouts made with sketches
-chance to be published in a future Designs By Ashley Rock sketch book
-option to choose a pick up zone, this is only available on 6 month commitment for sketch club

Sketch Club non-commitment: $27 (plus $6 flat rate shipping, United States)
-no guarantee of extra kits, no access to gallery and no pick up zone available

Ready to join? E-mail designsbyashleyrock@yahoo.com so that Ashley can confirm you & get you set up. Online Sign Up will be available in a couple weeks!

Pick Up Zones: A pick up zone is Pizazz It's way of giving back to our local customers as well as showing our continuous support for our local scrapbook stores! Pick Up Zones are only available to those who choose the Sketch Club 6 month commitment. You will pay for your kit online as priced above but there will be no shipping fee -- all you have to do is show up to your pick up zone once we notify you it is there and grab your kit!

Currently we have partnered up with Legacy Paper Arts in Powell, Ohio to be our pick up zone. When signing up for the Sketch Club, please note if you are using the pick up zone option.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Zoo Page Layout

Today's Layout is from the Moxxie "Zoofari" line! It is perfect for zoo pictures as well as any safari or Disney's Animal Kingdom pages =)

This page is on display at Scrap Happy in Tiffin, Ohio.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Vote For Me!!

I regret to inform you for the first time in 12 weeks DIY Friday has been canceled, I know, I am sorry! But it is not canceled because I don't have anything to show you but instead because I have a HUGE FAVOR to ask of you! I have entered into Cord Camera's Design Team call and I need your help. I need for you to go onto their gallery and vote for me, you know you wanna ;) You can place multiple votes so be sure to vote for other amazing projects as well. Below I have a photo of all my projects on there so be sure to vote for each one.

Click Here to start voting! Thank You All for your support and helpin' me out ;) You da best!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sketch Of The Month: February 2012

It's February, the month of love! I made this months sketch with hearts to coordinate with the love theme. I recently made a page that was themed "I love being an Aunt" using Pebbles Inc paper "With Love" line. Sometimes it is easy to get stuck with a boxed idea with holiday papers and using them for what we grew up knowing what the holiday is known for. With Valentines Day it is easy to get stuck thinking it's needed to be used with love for a significant other, but that is so not the case =) Valentine papers are also great to use for love for our children, parents, pets and can even be used for our electronics {we all love our little devices!} so be sure to think outside the box as well!

February's Sketch: Single 12x12 Page :

If you make a layout using this sketch be sure to share it with me (on my blog, e-mail (designsbyashleyrock@yahoo.com), facebook)! I LOVE seeing how you use my sketches <3 As I announced a couple days ago, be on the look-out for a sketch contest coming up soon!

Also, if you have not heard already, I am coming out with a book on scrapbook sketches! It is called Designs By Ashley Rock: 12x12 Scrapbook Sketches Volume 1. The book will be available in stores & online in April 2012. Check out my website here for more details!