Wednesday, March 10, 2010


I've been sitting on this news for about a month now and I want to EXPLODE!! I'm so glad that I get to tell you today!!

My friend Amy Castellano emailed me and told me that she was opening a BRAND NEW store called Caffinated Cropper (misspelling intentional.) ;) AND she wanted me to be on the design team! WOW! You could have knocked me over with a feather!

Amy has put together an AMAZING kit for you all to kick off the opening of her store. It's called The Beeez Kneez! And let me tell you, the name doesn't lie! Here's a list of the contents that Amy sent:

"The Beans"

Paper 6x6 3 each/ 27 sheets total

Basic Grey Origins Parrafin

Basic Grey Origins Cucumber

Jillibean Soup diced Tomatoes

JIllibean Soup Head of Cabbage Cabbage

Jenni Bowlin Lemonade

Jenni Bowlin Green Crosshatch

Bazzill smoothies cardstock

Pineapple Bliss

Kiwi Crush

Chocolate Cream

The "Whipped Cream"

Pink Paislee Glittler Limeade Chipboard Alpha

EAD Designs Exclusive 8x8 sheet of vinyl rub ons (bee sentiments)

3/4 yard yellow pom pom trim

1 yd copper irridescent ribbon

1yd green grosgrain ribbon

1 yd brown hemp

1 jar of cinnamon stickles

1 set of Nikki Silivis willowbee stamps

1 package Jillibean Soup Kraft 8 cards and envelopes

strip of 20 Kaisercraft pearls

2 handmade dictionary paper flowers

2 4 inch paper doilies

1 vinyl bookmark cover

3 glassine envelopes ( these are about 2x3 )

6 Jenni Bowlin vintage sew on buttons 3 green/3 cream

4 Jenni Bowlin antique ecru rhinestone pins

2 asst shaped ribbon brackets )there are squares,rectangles, ovals, hearts each kit will get a big one and a small one asst shapes

1 Tim Holtz fragments acrylic tile

10 assorted handpunched bumble bees and crowns

Wow! That's a lot of stuff! Can you believe it? Amy has it for you at an AMAZING price! You can purchase it directly off her blog right now. She has a website coming too! (Here are some more pictures of the kit)

AND if that wasn't enough, Amy has a giveaway on her blog right now to celebrate new big news! :) Go leave a comment on her blog post for today by 10pm Eastern time and you could win a pack of Jenni Bowlin Antique Ecru Pins. I wish I could win! :D


  1. You're the best! Thanks so much!!!

  2. Congrats! WOW! This is so exciting and you so deserve this. Can't wait to see what you do with all the amazing and fun goodies.

  3. Congrats to you!!! Your amazing talent will definitely be an asset to any design team:)

  4. YAY Ashley! I just checked out her blog - it's pretty fantasic! I'm so happy for you - maybe your mojo will be around permanently now! :) Have fun! You deserve it!

  5. Wow! Congrats Ashley! That kit looks amazing! Can't wait to see what you create!

  6. WOOT WOOT! Congrats Ashley!! Super excited to see what you'll make!!

  7. I am SOOOOOOOOOO super happy for you!! Amy's right. You are the best. It's about time people started recognizing that little fact.
    BIG hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I had a feeling this might be your big news! Congrats! It looks like a great kit...can't wait to see what you do with it!

  9. Way to go, Ashley! You are going to have so much fun!!