Saturday, May 15, 2010

SMU-May 15th Reveal...

It is Reveal Time again at START ME UP!

A chance to play, create and push your creativity to its LIMIT!! This reveal we have asked the very talented Leslie Ashe to put forth a challenge for the team and our readers.

Leslie's challenge is: to step outside your box, your comfort zone & do something you haven't done yet. Something you haven't tried...

For Leslie, the hardest challenge is to NOT use cardstock.
"I want to reach for it EVERY time I do a layout. In fact...I did at first then remembered, OH WAIT!
So I've completed the layout for this challenge using no cardstock. Another thing that used to be challenging for me, but it's like an old comfy blanket.. I mix and match papers, regardless of their colors/textures/patterns. I love color and will splash it in there whenever I can".

Our Guest Designer ..............Leslie Ashe.

Leslie Ashe

Hi! I'm Leslie Ashe and I'm SO excited and HONORED to be your guest here at Start Me Up. I live in Fort Worth, Texas (home of the Stockyards, Dr. Pepper & yummy Mex Tex food) with
my sweet hubby. We're soon to experience something new in our empty nest. Our oldest is off at college & the youngest starts this! No matter the distance, they will
always be the center of my pages. they are my true inspirations and treasures!

I love to scrapbook. Its' my home away from home...even when I am home, hee hee! I love it! I seriously must create something every day or my day isn't complete.
I've been scrapping for over 13 years now. It's my passion!

I've been so lucky and feel quite honored to have some of my work published in Scrapbook Trends, CARDS, Simply Handmade along with several Scrapbook Trends Idea Books.
I have an upcoming first time publication coming up in the July/August issue of Creating Keepsakes.

Current DT's:
The Girls Loft (kit club)
Shabby Chic Crafts
The Button Shop (Tessa Ann Designs)

Thank you Leslie for being a part of Start Me Up and sharing your amazing talent with us!

Patti McCarthy
(Patti used AC paper line and pastels)

Karan Gerber

(used canvas along with some sewing)

Sandie Vincent

(Sandie used all cardstock)

Michelle Kerrigan

(Michelle use journalling in her own handwriting)

We are using Mr Linky, feel free to link to your creation should you happen to take part in our challenge!


Karan said...

Leslie, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to come here to SMU and post a challenge with us today...

wonderful job to the rest of the team :)

Patti said...

Leslie, thanks my friend for playing along with us and creating a gorgeous layout!!!

Great creations Team SMU!!!

Sandie said...

Leslie I just adore your page, thanks for the challenge!! Love all the layouts from the SMU Creative Team!!!

Michelle said...

Great layouts ladies....I love being pushed to work out of my comfort zone.

Dorrie said...

looking good girls.. long time fan of leslie's...she is an amazing talent.. been watching her kids grow up for years..
beautiful work girls..

Holly said...

I saw this site over on Dorrie's blog. She is a favorite of mine and thought I would check it out. A great concept. Congratulations! Fantastic DT and Guest DT's. I look forward to the challenges.

Chris said...

Loved the challenge!

sandy said...

I am impressed with these beautiful designs. Thank you for the inspiration.