NEW! Bamboo Panels!

I am excited to announce another amazing new product at Ashley Photography! These Bamboo Panels are absolutely STUNNING! They are perfect for any picture, but are a great enhancement to outdoor photos!

Bamboo panels are similar to standouts, with your print mounted on a solid bamboo board. Your print comes ready to hang! Many sizes available, starting at $78.

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NEW! Metal Prints!

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NEW! Metal Prints!

I am so excited to share a trend that is just growing by the day! These amazing Metal Prints are so vivid, you feel like you are back in the moment!

Your custom images are printed directly onto a high quality aluminum for a vibrant finish making your print ultra modern and your home fabulous! This contemporary art piece will steal the show!

We currently carry sizes from 4×6 to 30×40.

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NEW! Real Barnwood Rustic Frames!

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NEW! Barnwood Rustic Frames!

This week, we are launching our NEW product line for 2015! These absolutely STUNNING Barnwood Frames are something you WON’T WANT TO MISS!

These gorgeous frames are handcrafted in Minnesota, and are built with wood from old barns. There are two beautiful styles available, Standard and w/ Trim. Each has a 4″ moulding.

These stunning frames come to you completely assembled with craft paper backing and a wire hanger!

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Product Spotlight: Image Block

Isnt this such an amazing, creative idea! This is what our print lab calls the Image Block. They are 3 Blocks compiled on one block, (wooden) to make a lovely composition!

The best part? They are 50% off this week! Only $94.50 for this amazing compilation of art! Haven’t had your session yet? Don’t worry! You can pre-purchase! Email ashley@cravemycreative.com to learn more!

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{Product Spotlight: Image Cube}

I just LOVE this cube, especially for birthday photos! It is a 4×4 or 8×8 Cube with pictures on 6 sides, that is completely custom designed in collaboration with you!

The best part? This week, they are 50% off! You can purchase one this week only for $89.50! Haven’t had your session yet? That’s ok! You can pre-purchase it! Simply email me at ashley@cravemycreative.com to inquire!

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Make Chores Fun! Fun & Unique Chore Chart using your Photographs!

For those of you who are having a tough time organizing your chore chart, let this be a fun and rewarding addition to your home, and the best part is, It isn’t just a printed piece of paper, it is a WORK OF ART!

OK, so many of you are probably thinking, I cant do that. The thing is, YOU CAN. This project is probably the most simple ever. With just a few supplies, you are off to a great start! I will walk you through this project in this blog post, and show you some amazing products to help you accomplish the chore chart of your dreams! Say that there times!

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So, we need a few things to get started..

So lets get started. Let me start off by saying that the artwork above was not created by me, so I am just guiding you based on how I would create this fabulous work of art.

Step One. Lets start off with the background, You will start with a 12×12 piece of Cardstock of your color choice. I would stick with something simple, and use photos that tell your story!

Step Two: Adhere your photos and embellishments. Again, I wouldn’t get too crazy, just enough to tell a story!

Step Three: Stamp your Days of the Week on Cardstock and cut around. Adhere to the frame.

Step Four: Create tags using your Cricut, a Diecut, or anyway you would, to add chores on. You can add chores by typing & printing, or using a smaller size alphabet stamp set.

Step Five: Decorate with some Embellishments, and VOILA! ARTWORK THAT SERVES A PURPOSE!

If you stay tuned, you will find all sorts of other tutorials coming right up!

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How to use ALL of the Images on your Disc!

Start a Scrapbook for less than $20!

I have so many clients ask me what to do with all of the photos they purchase in their packages. You buy them because they are so darn cute and you don’t want to miss out, but then is the daunting task of WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH ALL OF THESE PICTURES?!

Of course I tell my clients, Scrapbook them! Make an album! And they laugh, “I am not creative enough.” “I do not have time.” “Scrapbooking is expensive” Well I am here to show you one super affordable, super easy, super fast to scrapbook those images, without making a scrapbook!

Have you ever heard of the new My Crush albums from Close To My Heart? They are these fun, 10×7 Books that have pre-designed paper that you can just add your pictures, and they are only $12.95! There are two different designs, Modville & Bluebird.

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They are soo simple that the only thing you really need to do is add your photos, and maybe a little bit of journaling. But, there is more. If you want to spice it up a bit there are these cute assortments you can purchase to help spice up the pages! These make it super fun to add sentiments or journaling, and with many of the assortments you don’t even need to journaling, the words sell themselves, with the help of your beautiful images of course! Check out these adorable assortments! (GUESS WHAT, THEY ARE ONLY $4.95 EACH, FOR REAL!)

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Favorites Assortment

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These are so much fun, Check out theses beautiful examples from other CTMH Customers!

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I will be uploading My “My Crush” Album tomorrow!

You can order all of the products shown in this article by clicking on the image OR Clicking HERE!

Photo Display, and an Easy Kit to make it happen!

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What a fun idea! I am always looking for unique display ideas for my photos, can I get an amen? This is just so unique, and fun and something that takes little to know time at all to complete! Think of all those photos that you get on your CD from your photographer that you don’t use, but love! They would make such great photos for a project such as this! The best part? This kit is only 35.95, and the frame measures just a little over 12×12!

Got a friend who is getting married? A Baby Shower coming up? This is such a fun idea that no one else would think to purchase! You can buy the entire kit here!

This Designed Decor kit comes with so much, but I included a few products that I thought would be helpful to bump it up a bit! You can find all of these products on my store, or you can contact me to purchase. Check it out!

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Designed Decor Frame Kit Contents

  • Designed Decor Colonial White Frame
  • My Acrylix® Frame Kit Stamp Set (B-size)
  • Kraft Paper Die-Cut Shapes
  • Mini Wooden Clothespins
  • Baker’s Twine Hemp

Some additional Products you might find interesting..

  • An alphabet Stamp Set! (Stickers might be a fun accent too!)
  • Some Ink & a Block!

You can find all of this and so much more here!

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{Product Spotlight} Children Sessions & our 2014 Prices!

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As many of you may have noticed, our pricing structure changed, and I cannot be more excited about it. I have taken a lot of feedback over the last year from clients who said they want to be able to choose what is in their package. I get all sorts of different needs, the mom who only needs 1-3 images for her walls, and gift prints, and the mom who wants 30+ for her digital scrapbooking needs. I felt my previous pricing wasn’t fair to everyone, I want YOU to be able to pick & choose what products you get in your package!

How much has it changed? NOT AT ALL!

Last year, our most POPULAR package was the Children Session with 10 High Resolution Digital Images. I still have that option! My creative fee is $95 for a Children Session. This includes a one hour indoor or outdoor session, an in person print & digital file consultation within 2 weeks of the session, time & talent of the photographer and use of our extensive prop & backdrop collection.  At your consultation you will be able to choose what products and images you would like in your package. If you are one of those who LOVED our digital file collection last year, you can choose the digital file collection that include 10 digital, high resolution, edited & enhanced images for only $175. If this is all you choose to purchase, your total investment is $270, which folks, compares to last years prices!

Our Packages have added value this year!

Pre-Consultation: This year, your sessions are 100% catered TO YOU. This means, that within 1-2 weeks before your session you will receive a phone call (or email if it is easier in your schedule) where I will be asking you a few questions about your session, such as what outfits you plan on bringing, if you have any special ideas or concepts you want to do, and simply your goals and perceived outcomes from your session. This will help me better prepare for your session in case I need to craft up a new backdrop, find a special prop, or find that special location that will enhance your outfit & prop choices. This is COMPLETELY new for us! We have learned that more often than not we find out ideas clients have when the session is nearly almost over. I want to make your memories come to life! It is my job, you know! 🙂

Editing Changes: In the last years, I have learned so many new techniques and enhancements to bring your photos to life, but simply did not have the time to do so in each and every picture on your CD. We now have the opportunity to focus on those images that are really special to you, by providing several editing options to really make that photo pop on your wall.

Print & File Consultation: Another exciting new value added change to your session this year is the print & file consultation. How many times did you receive your images and wanted them to be cropped differently? Questioned whether they would print well as a canvas? Wanted to order prints through your professional photographer but wanted to do so in person? We found over the last year that people really prefer to have their images printed professionally for many reasons. This is a perfect opportunity for you to ask those questions, and order those products. Even if you plan on ONLY getting digital files, this will be the time and place that you will choose those images, request additional edits or crops, etc. IF YOU LIVE OUT OF TOWN: You do have the option of doing this over the phone, but we do highly recommend taking the time to come into the studio. This is a very precious investment and you will find that coming in person is well worth the hour it takes for the consultation.

Sessions with Ashley Photography can only get better in 2014! With our update in equipment, backdrops & experience we can only go up. I am so excited to share all of my great changes!

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