Some exciting news and a big apology...

I have some pretty exciting news, folks!  

Okay, well.. I think it's pretty exciting!  I have decided to start offering small business and personal blog design services.  These services will include single logo designs all the way to a full branding suite!  Logos, backgrounds, blog wording, colors and fonts.. Oh my!  

Are you a future bride looking for wedding signage or paper products? or a Momma looking for a birthday invitation?  Well, email me and we can chat!  I would LOVE to work with you!  

Email me at: ashleystewartphotography@gmail.com

Now, for a little update.. I kind of just thought that people preferred email over the contact page on the blog because I didn't really receive any messages from here.  Well, after messing around with iCloud, I ran across a WHOLE SLEW of messages that I never got.  So, if you sent me a message via the contact tab at the top of this page and I never got back to you... I'm so sorry!  I'm not sure what happened, but that pesky iCloud was hiding you from me.  After many curse words and a few cups of coffee - I have it all fixed now, so feel free to use the contact tab.  I will answer, girl scout's honor!

P.S.. Even though I missed out on a lot by not getting these messages, I feel blessed to see that all my clients do such a kick booty job of spreading my name around.  You. Guys. Rock. 

These are just a few samples of what your little business or blog branding could look like.  I will also be offering these creative suites on Etsy soon.  

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Pantone Schmantone..

I envy them really.. They can pick ONE color, just one - and label it the "Color of the Year".  I can't even put together a logo and a blog feel that I can live with for a month.  I know, I know.. Why don't I just pay someone to do that for me?  Well, my question to you is how can I have faith that someone else will be able to properly reflect me, my brand and my personality when I can't even pick a color?  So, I have gone back to a very basic blog layout until I can come up with something worth keeping.... It may stay like this forever, but at least it's consistent?

So, back to the title at hand.. It's time for a little out with the old and in with the new.  These Pantone Peeps, they really know their stuff.  

Out with the old - Pantone Color of the Year 2013: Emerald

In with the new - Pantone Color of the Year 2014: Radiant Orchid

I'm not going to lie.. I'm going to miss the Emerald.  My favorite way to showcase the emerald is with glittery gold accents.  Who am I kidding.. My favorite way to showcase anything is with glittery gold accents.  

My name is Ashley, and I have an addiction to glittery gold..

Brides, you are in luck!  This purpley goodness is already everywhere.  If you've opened Pinterest this month, you know that the Pantone people are pinning fools - rightfully so.  Purple in any shade is beautiful without being too girly, bold with out being wild and warm with just a hint of fun!  That being said - we all know how much orchids cost.  So I doubt that the flower will become the trend of the year along with the color, but it sure does make for a pretty cake doesn't it?

Mmmm... Cake.  

And glittery gold... 


Is it Christmas Yet?

Luckily, No.  

Now don't get me wrong.. Christmas is my favorite holiday because I love to decorate, wrap presents, bake, and spend a lot of time with the ones that I love the most.   

But the shopppppinng.  Ugh.   Stresses me out.

However I am excited because this year I have got a jump on the Christmas Card making.  Here is a preview of what we've got going on over here, and there is plenty more to come!  I will be adding these templates to an Etsy Shop for purchase, but here is  just a sample until then! 

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