RISEN! Easter 2016

This is one of my favorite stage designs I’ve done for Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa for Easter 2016! Our theme this year was “Risen”, our graphic designer created something that would reflect the theme!  I love how he used bright colors and the brush strokes to create the branding for this event that was incorporated into banners, event cards, balloons and our recap video! We have a pretty amazing and talented team!

I usually start the design process by stopping by pinterest and start pinning things I feel inspired by and from there I start creating a sketch of what I want the stage to look like. Then with the help of the wood shop team we work on how the design it and the design is then brought to life! Obviously there are numerous planning meetings and times of trial and error but in the end the design always comes together! I LOVE the way this one came together!

Looking forward to next Easter!


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Easter 2016 Recap from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa on Vimeo.


Here are some images of the last two years designs.







“The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ The King of Israel!””
John 12:12-13 NKJV


Emerald Green + Oz the Great and Powerful

I’m going to be out-of-town on St. Patrick’s day so I thought I would give you a little Inspiration Early! Emerald Green is the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year so I decided to create a little inspiration board of some home decor + wall ideas for the home. I especially LOVE the emerald-green chevron curtains! And Besides being an awesome home decor accent color it’s also the color of one of the most magical cities in story book history, The Emerald City! I’m so looking forward to seeing Oz the Great and Powerful because aside from looking visually awesome this movie has some of my favorite actors/actresses playing awesome characters!

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On + In: The Holidays

This is the first of many posts to come, I am so excited to be on board as a contributor on Inspiration Den for 2013! In light of the Ignore warningholidays, and all that surrounds them, this post will be a little different than future posts. Where in the future I’ll be focusing on what’s trending in fashion + home, this post is more of a fun look at the current holidays, and gathering some inspiration for them. Both On (fashion) + In (home). Can’t wait! xxoo – Ashley


I’ve been thinking a lot about what I’ll be wearing through the holidays this year – it seems like a good idea to end the year with some glam (it nothing else, it will make me feel a little prettier!) Tis the season for parties + getting dressed up, plus we’ll be having lots of company. I’ll be pulling from what I already have in my closet, maybe just adding a new necklace or patterned tights. And I don’t know about you, but I’m loving all the gold & bronze I’m seeing, they have long been favorites. Here are some of my “on” inspirations for this years glam holidays:


 In contrast to all that glitters, I’m wanting a little more earthy look to my home. First, with having company, I won’t be able to change the overall decor too much between Christmas & New Years. The tree will still be up, and the subtle browns and greens with it. My only areas to get really creative and different will be the table, buffet, and maybe ceiling if I’m feeling especially ambitious!


Hope that you all have a fabulously inspiring holiday season. xxoo
(Links & credit for all the inspiration images can be found on my Inspiration Den Board.)