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Dec 31, 2010

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Happy New Year’s Eve! {January’s Download + ABD resolutions!}

Happy New Year's From Ashley Brooke Designs

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Dec 30, 2010

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Ashley Brooke Designs: A Glamorous Christmas

New Years Card Ashley Brooke Designs

Rita is far and away one of our most glamorous clients at Ashley Brooke Designs!  Whenever Rita gets in touch we know she’s going to up for something fun and different! Her Christmas cards this year were no exception and they are one of our favorites of the season! I love the chic black and gray combination and the shimmery bracket card sets the whole thing off perfectly!

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Dec 29, 2010

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Etiquette Wednesday: Tips for Popping Bubbly! {The New Years Eve Edition}

Etiquette Tips & TricksCool and sparkly, Champagne is definitely my favorite part of the New Year’s Eve festivities!  So what better topic for etiquette Wednesday than how to achieve the perfect pop for New Year’s Eve.

Step 1: Be sure the bubbly is quite cold.  The bottle should feel extremely cold not just cool to the touch.

Step 2: Wipe down the bottle so you can get a good grip and remove the wire cage from around the cork.

Step 3: Drape a dish towel over the top of the bottle support the neck with one hand letting your thumb rest on the cork for extra protection should the pop not go perfectly.

Step 4: With your free hand grab the fat part of the bottle and slowly turn the bottle while you hold the cork steady…it’s tempting to pull the cork out as soon as it starts getting loose but turn the bottle slowly until you hear a little pop!

We hope you enjoying raising a glass to 2011 and may it be every bit as fabulous as you hope it to be!

For more on popping and pouring champagne click here.

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Dec 29, 2010

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Ashley Brooke Designs: A Florida Holiday

Photo Christmas Card Ashley Brooke Designs

One of my favorite clients is Debbie Keller, I just LOVE her! From day one of Ashley Brooke Designs she had been there supporting me and loving on my business so when I get an e-mail from her I always know I’m in for a fun project and this one was no different! Debbie is a long time client of my parents and had this stunning image my dad took of her beautiful twin girls for me to design around! I had such a great time creating a Florida-esque Christmas card and just know her family and friends were delighted to receive such a fun card in the mail! I think the coral and blue are a breath of fresh air this time of year, don’t you?

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Dec 23, 2010

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Ashley Brooke Designs: Sugar & Spice

Bridal Shower Invitations Ashley Brooke DesignsToday is my sister’s first bridal shower! I’m so excited for her and thrilled that tonight she will be showered with lots of lovely things for her new home.  Being the paper designing sister I am, I whipped up these invitations, including a super cute coordinating recipe card for guests to fill out and give to Kyla.  I love the whole suite, I think the garland adds a bit of festive-ness without being super “Christmas-y.”  Happy Shower Ky, can’t wait for tonight!!

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Dec 22, 2010

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Making Things Happen {Picture Recap}

This weekend I attended Making Things Happen. The entire weekend was wonderful and I learned so much but most of all I met the sweetest ladies. We had a great time getting to know each other, brainstorming, and listening to one another. Out of all of the many great things that happened this weekend the friends I made far exceeds it all. Hope you enjoy taking a peek at my trip to the beautiful Watercolor, FL.

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