Short bio: Ashli Oliver (aka soapHOUSEmama) lives with her husband and four girls, age 9 and under, in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Ashli is a recovering graphic designer and when she is not busy homeschooling her kiddos, you can find her drinking copious amounts of coffee while playing with pretty paper in her studio. Not only does Ashli love documenting her family's memories, but she finds great joy in the creative process…which, in her case, usually involves lots of messy, painty fun!
How did you get started scrapbooking? While expecting my third child, I decided to try my hand at making her announcements. A dear friend took me to a local scrapbook store to shop for supplies and the rest, as they say, is history!
What is your favorite American Crafts product? Patterned Paper! The possibilities are endless with a pretty piece of paper in hand!
SO THIS HAPPENED TODAY by Ashli Oliver
Do you have a lot to say? Try typing up your story and including it in a pocket… or file folder, in this case!
Supplies: DIY Shop (370895) – Vellum File Folders with Foil Accents, (370868) – Foil Letter Stickers, Finders Keepers (340234) – Today Thickers, (340247) – Wood Slices, (340341) – Magnify, (340322) – Pursuit, (340323) – Keen, (340327) – Wild Goose, (340340) – Meant to Be, (340251) – Washi Tape, Documentary (340199) – Snapshots Thickers, (340294) – Me and You, (340305) – Fancy Free, (340312) – Ever Ever, Cardstock (71793) – 12×12 White, White Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, Gold Mist, Sewing Machine
HOW NOW BROWN COW by Ashli Oliver
Letter Stickers don't have to come off their backing. For maximum impact, try cutting them out as large rectangles and use them that way!
Supplies: Documentary (340206) – Rosettes, (340299) – Hello Love, (340197) – 6×6 Paper Pad, (340312) – Ever Ever, (340294) – Me and You, Finders Keepers (340233) – Follow Thickers, DIY Shop (370868) – Foil Letter Stickers, White Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, Gold Mist, Black Mist
HELLO SWEET DARLING THIS IS NOW
Almost anything can be incorporated into a title. Here, I simply clipped the bobbie pin part of the metal words off and added them in!
Supplies: Documentary (340197) – 6×6 Paper Pad, (340209) – Washi Tape Book, (340205) – Cork Bows, (340302) – Blossom, Finders Keepers (340234) – Today Thickers, (340321) – One In a Million, DIY Shop (370887) – Metal Bobbies, White Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, Black Mist, Gold Mist
MERRY MERRY CARD by Ashli Oliver
Use supplies in unexpected ways. Here, the triangle banners are turned upside down and hole punched to create Christmas Trees!
Supplies: DIY Shop (370900) – Mini Stitched Banner, Documentary (340299) – Hello Love, (340312) – Ever Ever, (340332) – Expedition, Finders Keepers (340320) – Field Trip, Christmas Magic (340650) – Ephemera, (340639) – Stickers, White Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, Sewing Machine
GIFT BOX by Ashli Oliver
A simple paper gift box can be easily transformed with a layered embellishment cluster as a topper!
Supplies: Christmas Magic (340618) – Jingles, (340611) – Wrap, (340205) – Ephemera, (340639) – Stickers, Documentary (340205) – Cork Bows, White Acrylic Paint, Watercolors, Black Mist, Brother ScanNCut Digital Die Cutting Machine CM100
What project is your favorite? Thank you Ashli for these wonderful projects!