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Circles Guest Designer: Ashley Fowler

Guest Designer of the Week

The amazingly talented Ashley Fowler (Blog: Ashley Fowler | Instagram: @ashleylaurabu | Pinterest: @ashleylaurabu) is our Circles Week Guest Designer!

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Short bio: Hey y'all! My name is Ashley Fowler, a Texas girl, born and raised, loving the Lord and this crazy life of mine. I am a wife, sister, daughter, and friend. I am a therapist for adolescents and in my free time I create scrapbooking layouts, shop for scrapbooking-related items, blog about scrapbooking, and scrap some more. Occasionally I eat and sleep 🙂  Being creative is extremely therapeutic for me and the best part is that I am making memories for years to come. I'm also always on the lookout for fancy new tools and anything related to paper!

How did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking in high school when my parents bought me an old-school starter kit from Michaels. I fell in love buying embellishments, kindergarten construction paper, and those decorative “alligator teeth” border scissors. Currently I cannot get enough of new products and the creative aspect of scrapbooking!

What is your favorite American Crafts product? Anything Dear Lizzy! 

You Make me Smile
YOU MAKE ME #SMILE by Ashley Fowler

It’s all about the circles so I decided to start out by cutting different sized circles and layering until I was pleased with the outcome. Then I added my photos and different elements from collections such as #Summer, Daydreamer, and Plus One.

Supplies: Dear Lizzy (366789)- Veneer Set, Dear Lizzy (366783)- Rub-ons, #Sunscreen (366971)- Bits, Kal Barteski (366832)- Thickers, Match (366833)-  Thickers, #Vacation (366964)- Bits, Adhesive Badges (366906)- Flair, Adhesive Badges (366795)- Flair, Match (366819)- Plus One, Companion (366824)- Plus One, Co-Pilot (366810)- Plus One, Buddy (366812)- Plus one, Sidekick (366813)- Plus One, #Coldtreats (366957)- #Summer, Party of Two (366815)- Plus One, #Sunnyday (366947)- #Summer

Love Story
LOVE STORY by Ashley Fowler

This is my favorite layout representing circles because it’s not what you would expect when making a “circley” layout. I mostly used the Dear Lizzy Daydreamer collection on this layout for a softer and whimsical feel. Hope you love it too!

Supplies: Make Lemonade (3667449)- Daydreamer, Seesaw (366758), Daydreamer, Match (366819)- Plus One, Juggling (366757)- Daydreamer, Kick Ball (366747)- Daydreamer, #Blueskies (366953)- #Summer, Sidekick (366813)- Plus One, Tic Tac Toe (366765)- Daydreamer, Fabric Brads (366852)- Elements, Dear Lizzy (366787)- Clothespins, Dear Lizzy (366789)- Veneer Set, Dear Lizzy (366783)- Rub-ons, #Sunscreen (366971)- Bits, Kal Barteski (366832)- Thickers, Cut Outs (366058)- Thickers, Dear Lizzy (366790)- Pockets with Inserts, Adhesive Badges (366906)- Flair, Adhesive Badges (366795)- Flair, Dear Lizzy (366778)-  Accent and Phrase Stickers, #Vacation (366964)- Bits, #Sunscreen (366971)- Bits

Bride to Be
BRIDE TO BE by Ashley Fowler

This layout was the most challenging of them all. I decided to print a silhouette cut that “screamed” circles and then I placed it on my busy background for a base. I built layers of paper and embellishments off of the silhouette cut and loved the end result!

Supplies: #Roadtrip (366948)- #Summer, Companion (366824)- Plus One, Part of Two (366815)- Plus One, Match (366819)- Plus One, Co-Pilot (366810)- Plus One, Buddy (366812)- Plus One, Sidekick (366813)- Plus One, Combo (366804)- Plus One, Jumprope (366753)- Daydreamer, Dodgeball (366745), #Swimsuit (366956)- #Summer, Adhesive Badges (366795)- Flair, Remarks (366840)- Accent and Phrase Stickers, Dear Lizzy (366776)- Accent and Phrase Stickers, Match (366833)-  Thickers, #Sunscreen (366971)- Bits

Cover Pages 1 and 2 Pages 3 and 4 Pages 5 and 6 Pages 7 and 8 Pages 9 and 10 Pages 11 and 12 Pages 13 and 14 Final pages
OUR LOVE STORY MINI ALBUM by Ashley Fowler

The mini album is focused on our love story from the time we met until now. I used chipboard for the front and back of the album and began cutting the papers to the correct size. Each page has a circle element, whether it is the mat for my photo or the embellishments around the photo.

Supplies: Make Lemonade (3667449)- Daydreamer, Seesaw (366758), Daydreamer, Juggling (366757)- Daydreamer, Kick Ball (366747)- Daydreamer, #Blueskies (366953)- #Summer, Sidekick (366813)- Plus One, Tic Tac Toe (366765)- Daydreamer, Co-Pilot (366810)- Plus One, Paper Planes (366748), Jump Rope (366753)- Daydreamer, Love Notes (366764)- Daydreamer, Party of Two (366815)- Plus One, Partner (366814)- Plus One, Enamel Dots (366785)- Daydreamer, Dear Lizzy (366789)- Veneer Set, Printed Chipboard Accents (366060)- Amy Tangerine, RSVP (366190)- Thickers, Kal Barteski (366832)- Thickers, Match (366833)-  Thickers, #Vacation (366964)- Bits, Dear Lizzy (366778)-  Accent and Phrase Stickers, Die Cut Shapes (366789)- Dear Lizzy,  Adhesive Badges (366906)- Flair, Dear Lizzy (366790)- Pockets with Inserts, Cut Outs (366058)- Thickers, Adhesive Badges (366795)- Flair

Ashley F-Card
HELLO I LOVE YOU CARD by Ashley Fowler

I am not much of a card maker but I try my best 🙂 I went the simple route and focused on Dear Lizzy papers and elements then sewed everything together for extra interest.

Supplies: Dodge Ball (366745)- Daydreamer, 6×6 Paper Pad (366767)- Daydreamer, Enamel Dots (366785)- Daydreamer

Let Faith Outweigh Fear
LET FAITH OUTWEIGH THE FEAR by Ashley Fowler

I love that I was able to do my layouts focused on circles because it challenged me to change up “my style” and step outside the box. I decided to use larger circles for this layout so that I could build up lots of layers! I’m lovin’ the layers these days.

Supplies: Seesaw (366758)- Daydreamer, Match (366819)- Plus One, Dodge Ball (366745)- Daydreamer, Jacks (3667555)- Daydreamer, Juggling (366757)- Daydreamer, Kick Ball (366747)- Daydreamer, Tic Tac Toe (366765)- Daydreamer, Combo (366804)- Plus One, Fabric Brads (366852)- Elements, Dear Lizzy (366789)- Veneer Set, Dear Lizzy (366790)- Pockets with Inserts, Adhesive Badges (366906)- Flair, Dear Lizzy (366778)- Accent and Phrase Stickers, #Vacation (366964)- Bits, Yo-Yo (366772)- Thickers, Kal Barteski (366832)- Thickers

So many amazing circle-featuring projects by Ashley – be sure to check out her blog: Ashley Fowler | Instagram: @ashleylaurabu | Pinterest: @ashleylaurabu