Sunday, December 29, 2013

Class reminder and crafty space room tour.

Good morning all you lovely people. I just wanted to remind you that class is today Sunday at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time and I hope to see you there. Also I wanted to share a link with you to my YouTube page. Click the very first video and that video is a updated tour of my crafty space . I hope you guys enjoy and thanks for watching.  and I hope to see you guys in class today .big hugs.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year

Hello everyone! I just wanted to take a second to hope all of you had a very merry christmas and I'm wishing for a Happy New Year for each and every one of you. I also want to thank all of you that have made my crafty journey absolutely fantastic you guys are the best and I love you for it. Big squeeze hugs to all of you!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

New additions to our Ustream classes.

Hello everyone

I want to announce an addition to our ustream classes. Beggining in January 2014 every last wednesday of each month we will be dedicating that class to making 2-3 Christmas cards to get a jump on our cards for the year to come.

I am super excited about this because the card designs will be coming from all of you. I myself am in no way any good at designing and making cards however if someone creates them I can re create them. So this is a learning opportunity for me tought by you our class patrons.

So if you would like to submit a card design to be made in class by me you can either mail me the card or you can email me a picture of the front back and inside. You will need to email me at to recieve a mailing address or to submit your design to be tought in class.

Also we are going to be incorporating projects that revolve around using your stash from minis to modular items we are all going to use our stashes. so there will be projects where paper I am using is no longer available and that will be our use your stash  series. plus we will also be doing the 1 mini album a month  for our tower we are building at the begining of january.

I look forward to this new year and all of the wonderful things we have planned. As a reminder we will have class this Sunday December 22nd 2013 at 1 pm pst I look forward to seeing you all there . We will be continuing with the shadow box mini album.

Thank you all and best holiday wishes
Ashliegh hepinstall
Scraps buttons n bows

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Class change

Hello everyone

I just wanted hop on here briefly and let you guys know that class for this evening Wednesday December 4th is going to have to be cancelled I will reschedule it for tomorrow Thursday December 5th at 130 Pacific Standard Time. We will continue working with the change it up Christmas mini albums and I look forward to seeing you all there have a great week everyone

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ustream class update for Wednesday November 27th 2013

Hello my crafty friends

Due to a last minute family holiday event we will not be broadcasting live on Wednesday November 27th. That class will be canceled for this week only however i will be doing a short 1 hour recorded stream that will be view able by 5 pm PST on my Ustream channel tomorrow. In this video i will continue to build pages in our change it up Christmas albums.

We want to wish all of those celebrating  a very Happy Thanksgiving! For those of our crafty friends that do not share this holiday with us I do want to wish you a very Happy Holiday Season. This is my favorite time of the year!

We will be back on for our usual Sunday show. That is every Sunday at 1 pm PST on our Ustream channel and here is the link

This Sunday we will finish up the year of well wishes mini album and go over all up coming projects and shows. I can not wait until Sunday and hope to see you all there.

Hugs to all of you my crafty friends!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Hello Crafty  Friends

Here are the measurements for the change it up mini album pages we were working on last night in our Ustrean class.
Front Page
                                                                       Back Page
Inside Pages

To create the pages i started off with 15 sheets of 8 1/2 by 11 white card stock. Now you can use 12x12 and you would be able to get 2 pages per 12x12 sheet of card stock. You would need 8 sheets of 12x12 if you are going that route. Now that seems like alot of paper but remember you are making 3 mini albums that stack on top of each other. 

1. take your 8 1/2 by 11 card stock paper and place the 8 1/2 width at the top in your paper trimmer and cut your paper down to 6 inches 
2. Now rotate paper so the 11 inch length is at the top and cut at 10 inches
3. Now take your score board and lay you paper in it with the 10 inch width at the top. You will now score from left to right at the following:   1/2,  4 1/4,  8 1/16.  If your score board does not do 1/16 your trimmer will follow the pictures below.
               If your score board does not do 1/16 inch marks use your timer as the picture below shows.
                                            Use your cutting channel to create your score line.

4. Now you are going to want to fold all of you creases 
5. Now you need to put adhesive on the outside of the 1/2 inch flap
6. Remove tape backing and adhere down.
7. Now you are going to want to boarder punch the 2 inch flap that flap will create a pocket.
                                     The red paper is just to show you the boarder punched edge.
8. Now you must take a sheet of the same card stock and create the flap for the back side of the page. You will need to create a flap that measures 6 inches wide by 3 3/4 tall and score it at 1/2 from one of the ends it does not matter which one. It should look like this:
 NOTE: I miter all of the corners on the 1/2 inch flaps. Including the 1/2 inch flap in step 5. This helps with                   the flow of the pages both in the construction and in the use
9. Now you are going to put the 1/2 flap in the pocket end of your page to create the flap for the back page.
And now to should have something that looks like the picture below. You do not want to adhere the 2 inch pocket that you border punched until you put your paper on the page if you have any questions please go to my Ustream channel and find the video change it up mini part 2 in that video we construct a page live. If you have any questions please feel free to shoot me an email an happy crafting!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas Rosette Cupcake!!! Yummy!!!

Hello everyone!!!

Last night on our Ustream we worked on the Christmas rosette cupcake. It turned out so cute and what a wonderful way to give or receive a Christmas gift this year. As promised on last nights show here are the measurements to make this fantastic cupcake. Enjoy!

First you need to start by finding the right cup the cup i used i found at Joann's along time ago you really just need to find one similar in measurements for this to work this cup stands 2 3/8 tall by appro. 3 7/8 wide . Next you will need to cut a strip of decorative paper 2 1/4 wide by 12 inches long and another 2 1/4 wide by 6 inches long then you must take your paper and score at every 1/4 until the end. Attach these two papers end to end create a circle and this is what goes around the outside of your cup.

Next you need to take you decorative paper  and cut a strip that is 2 inches wide by 12 inches long and another that is 2 in wide by 6 in long score them at 1/4 all the way until the end fold the creases and attach end to end and create your rosette

Next you will need solid card stock but use the same measurements as the one we just did but before you fold your creases you are going to want to border punch one side of the strip any border punch will do then fold your creases and attach your ends together and create your rosette

Next you are going to follow the same directions of the previous two rosettes 1 will be made of solid card stock the other of patterned paper  the measurements for these two are the same  1 /12 inches wide by 12 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide by 6 long you are going to create those 2 measurements for each patterned and solid paper

And finally you will take a strip of patterned paper to create the top rosette and its measurements will be 1 inch wide by 12 inches long score it at 1/4 of an inch all the way across attach end to end and create your rosette.

you will also need to do 1 more rosette and it will be attached to the bottom of you rosette tower and that is what hold the top of the cupcake to the bottom and keeps it from sliding around and those measurements are  1 1/2 inches wide by 12 inches long you will also need another strip same width by only 6 inches long attach them end to end once you have scored them at 1/4 of an inch all the way across.

And those my friends are the measurements for you Christmas cupcake if you have any questions please feel free to ask and also there is a video on ustream as well as you tube. Happy crafting my scrappy friends!

All links to my ustream and you tube channels are to the upper right on your screen.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

A year of well wishes mini album page tutorial video!!!

Hello everyone!

 I have been unable to solve issues for my ustream channel. some people can not watch my videos on certain devices and i am an equal opportunity scrapper so i have made a video with measurements showing exactly how to create the pages for this mini. Enjoy and as always thanks for watching and happy scraping.

Here is the link directly to my You Tube video for the well wishes page tutorial:


Friday, November 8, 2013

Hello everyone!!!

November is prostate cancer awareness month and guys all over the world are not shaving there beards to raise money for prostate cancer research. So this month has been dubbed MOVEMBER for those who do not know the MO at the beginning of November is short or slang for mustache. I hope you guys have enjoyed this mini it has been 5 months from start to finish but when i started i didn't know how i wanted to finish it and so it sat and this month seems so fitting to finish it i instantly knew what i wanted to do.

I love this mini and it will be an awesome keepsake for someone to snap photos of them self's or there spouse as they go threw the month of MOVEMBER.

Here is the direct link to my you tube video on this mini stop by and take a peek it turned out so cute!

Huge hugs ashliegh

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ustream class Wednesday Nov. 6th video update

Hello everyone!!!

Last night's Ustream class is now available on my Ustream page. I am sorry that it was not available right after class last night it was marked private and i did not catch it until it was brought to my attention. Thank you Robin! So it is up and view able on Ustream right now. you can click the Ustream link to your right and you will be directed to my Ustream page. Thank you all for your patience and as always Harpy Crafting!!


Measurements for making your envelopes!

Hello Everyone!

As promised here are the written measurements as well as a link to the you tube video on how to make you own envelopes for "The year of well wishes mini album". Happy paper crafting everyone.

Start with an 8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock put it in your scoreboard with the 8.5 width at the top score at 5/8 of an inch from the left and 7 7/8 of an inch on the right  rotate paper so the 11 inch length is left to right at the top of your score board and score at 1 3/4 and 7. Crease all of your score lines and continue following the video for tips on how to make this envelope come together. Thanks for watching and happy crafting

Monday, November 4, 2013

Memory Map The Lost Video Now on Ustream!!!

Hello everyone i just wanted to pop by and let you all know that the memory map the lost video is now up for viewing on Ustream. Thank you all for your patience as for some reason it took me 3 tries to get it to stick. On Wednesday November the 6th we will start our Wednesday class at 6:30 pm PST you can go to Ustream now and click attend and a reminder will be sent to you an hour prior to class. For your convenience if you look to your right i have provided a link directly to my Ustream channel as well as all other media outlets that are Scraps Buttons N Bows. I hope to see you there.

Hugs Ashliegh

Sunday, November 3, 2013

A year of well wishes mini album!!

Hello everyone the following are a few of the pictures from our year of well wishes mini album. I have made one whole album and we are currently working on the second one. The complete album was made using The Primrose Stack by DCWV  (Die Cuts With A View). The second mini  (the incomplete one) album we are using Nirvana by Marion Smith and i love this paper line. Thanks for stopping by and taking a peak.

Ustream class Nov. 3rd Lost video

Hello everyone!

Here is an update today our video was lost due to a crash at the end of class. So for all of you that are following along and need the measurements here they are:

Front and back cover- 6 1/4 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches tall

Spine- 3 inches wide by 7 3/4 inches tall

Paper to cover front and back pages- 7 1/4 inches wide by 8 3/4 inches tall.

Paper to cover inside and outside of spine- 5 inches wide by 7 3/4 tall (the extra inch on either side is to attach front and back covers to the spine).

Paper to cover inside front and back covers- 6 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches tall

To create the hidden hinge to attach pages to you will need to start with a piece of card stock that measures 6 1/4 wide by 7 1/4 inches tall.

The following are the score lines for the hidden hinge. This will allow you to create a hinge to attach your pages to. You will need to score from left to right:

1/4,  5/8,  1,  1 1/2,  1 7/8,  2 1/4,  2 3/4,  3 1/8,  3 1/2,  

4, 4 3/8,  4 3/4,  5 1/2,  5 5/8,  6.

Thank you to all who attended class today. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday Nov. 6th at 6:30 pm PST. Also i would like to give a big shout out to Lois Radford and say thank you for all that you do for my self our show and all of those who attend you rock! Big Huge Hugs my friend!!!!  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Crafty update!!!!

Good morning My Crafty Friends!

I am sitting here in my crafty space planning and reflecting on the last few days. I have completed a few Halloween projects (that i LOVE) and i am also mapping out a few projects in my head that i have yet to complete.

Last night i posted a video on my You Tube page of my 2 Halloween projects and you can see those projects if you follow the following link to my page
I have a very long list of to do's and my brain is busting at the seems. I am placing another rosette trim order on the first of November and those trims will be up for sale on my You Tube mid-November. I will be posting items there for sale until my blog is fully functioning. 

We are going to continue with U stream classes on Sundays at 1pm PST at least for this up coming Sunday Oct. 20 2013. We can take a vote on class time during class. Also depending on weather or not i am able to get the next installment for the memory map recorded and posted on my u stream page (i will not be live for that segment)by Friday evening will determine what we will be making in Sundays class.The next installment in the memory map series will be pre-recorded and posted for viewing on my u stream channel here is that link: 

So for now this is where we are at class is on Sunday @ 1 pm PST.
We wont yet know what project we are doing Sunday either the memory map part 6 of the Halloween mini. The links mentioned above are great ways to keep up with whats going on in my crafty world. But as always feel free to email me at the address listed below. I hope you all have a very crafty weekend! 

Crafty Hugs 





Monday, October 7, 2013


My name is Ashliegh. I am a married mother to 3. I have 3 beautiful grand babies and i have been happily married to the love of my life Mark for 5 years. We also have 2 4 legged children Who are my favorite (shh don't tell my hubby or kids).

I have only been crafting for about 2 years. I love it! It is more than just a hobby for me it is my passion and my addiction. I love most being able to share with what seems like the world the things i create.

I love making mini albums. My favorite paper lines are Graphic 45 and Marion Smith. My style is very much vintage with a mix of cottage and shabby chic. One of my favorite things to do is to embellish with paper flowers and my favorite flowers to use are wild orchid craft flowers. 

In the future i would like to try my hand more at mixed media, working with spays, gesso, masks and pastes. It is something i have always wanted to improve upon. I have done a few projects with mixed media and i have loved how they have turned out but i would love to venture out with color and kind of get away from my safe browns creams golds and blacks. I'm guessing practice (a lot of practice) will improve my skill.

I have decided to start this blog for the main purpose of keeping a crafty diary of my journey. But also to share with you my journey. My ultimate goal is to maintain a posting schedule of at least 2-3 times a week. I think for now until i figure this thing out that is a very workable goal. 

Here on my blog (once i figure it out lol) you will be able to keep up with my crafting adventures and read about my day to day crafty experiences. You will also be able to keep up with what is going on in my other media channels. I will be posting here for Ustream updates, project shares, you tube video links and giveaway updates. As well as anything else fun and funky in my crafty world

I am looking forward to this new chapter of my crafty life. My hopes are that all of you will be able to join me in my new adventure.

Huge Thank yous and gigantic hugs to you all.