I’m so happy to introduce one of our Designer Spotlights for this month: Ashli Oliver!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and how you got started crafting: I’m a recovering graphic designer and when I’m not busy homeschooling my four kiddos, I am drinking copious amounts of coffee while playing with pretty paper. I got into this pretty pile of paper in 2011, while pregnant with my third child, and wanted to try handmade baby announcements. A dear friend took me to my local scrapbooking store and I have never looked back! Not only do I love documenting my family’s memories, but I find great joy in the creative process… which usually involves lots of messy, painty fun!
Favorite thing to create: Mixed media layouts, cards, and recently… art journal spreads!
What do you love about this hobby? The tangible creative outlet.
5 fun facts about yourself:
1. I was raised vegetarian.
2. Our mailbox is indeed purple.
3. I am an only child.
4. I love to garden.
5. My favorite food is buffalo chicken wings… the spicier the better!
Here is the stunning card Ashli made for her spotlight:
CELEBRATE GOOD THINGS CARD by Ashli Oliver
Stitching, wonky circles, grid designs, and mixed media… These are a few of my favorite things! And, I put them all to use on this fun and playful card!
Here are four of Ashli’s favorite (and gorgeous!) creations:
BIG GIRL BED FOR YOU by Ashli Oliver
I created this project using lots of flair badges and layers. Oh, and there’s my favorite go-to design of the grid again!
CARD by Ashli Oliver
For this quick and simple card with big impact, I simply cut some left over Project Life cards into strips and stitched them down! A simple wood veneer piece finishes it off.
FAMILY ALBUM by Ashli Oliver
Every year in February I make a little mini book about my family. Last year I put a thrift store planner to use! I just love how it turned out and it is one of my all-time favorite projects!
OH YES! by Ashli Oliver
For this page I challenged myself to use ribbon… something I don’t tend to reach for very often. I love how stepping out of my comfort zone can lead to some wonderful results!
Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us Ashli!