Thursday, April 19, 2018

It's Friend Week!


It's AYSI Friend Week!  

Welcome to friend week at AYSI!  Oh YEAH!  It's something borrowed, from your friend week.  :)  What will you borrow?!  Will you return it is the real question!



I chose to borrow the stripe embossing folder for the background.  I stamped the lemon and words first and then ran the white stamped card stock through my big shot.  


Did you notice two new colors?!?!  Oh yeah, Call Me Clover is the green and Pineapple Punch is the yellow.  Can't wait to get matching card stock soon, till then I just used some from my stash.  

Thursday, April 5, 2018

AYSI Challenge #173


Welcome to another challenge!  This is a great one if you are the person that loves a good resist!  


I used the pine trees embossed with black embossing power on watercolor paper to give it a bit more of a texture.  Then using Brushos powdered pigments/watercolors from Stampin' Up! I sprinkled the blue and green. Next I used a water spritzer and spritzed the card, then dried with a heat gun.  Super simple but yet manly enough for my hubby!  

Thanks for playing along this week with AYSI!  



Thursday, March 22, 2018

AYSI Color Challenge



It's time for another color challenge!  Your challenge should you accept is to use these colors in your project!  They layout can be whatever your heart desires but it shall be these three colors, plus neutrals.  



I recently ordered this snazzy stamp bundle with the framelets.  Using my new stamp tool I was about to line the 3 step stamping up perfectly and even stamped off once or twice to get all the shades.  It's pretty slick if I do say so myself!  



Friday, March 9, 2018

Celebrate

It's AYSI Challenge Time!  


Check out this fun and challenging project for this weeks challenge.  

The only direction is you must use these items in your project, whatever it may be.  


This was a little tricky at first but managed to pull it of.  Guess what I have NO star punches in my collection?!?! Can you believe it? I did however have some star embellishments.  

Also, I used the brand new stamp-a-ratus to line up the stamp.  Super fun to use!  #getyourhandsonone

Friday, February 23, 2018

happybirthday1

Happy Birthday AYSI Style


It's time for another AYSI challenge and this time I decided to use the sketch to make a birthday card for my Mom.  Even a little untraditional for a birthday card too.  

Here is the sketch, which I think is amazing and lots of possibilities! 



I went ahead and used a printed card base from the SU! sale-a-bration catalog and a great new set from the Occasions catalog.  Loving the pineapple background paper too!  

Hope you will join us this week at AYSI! 

Friday, February 9, 2018

waybackwhen

In a land far far away and a long time ago.....

I became a stamper.  

It was in college the summer between by Junior and Senior year.  My friend called me (on a real phone with a cord) and said have you been stamping the summer?  Stamping what was that?  At this time I was working on an art degree and quite crafty in general.  I headed out to Meijer and checked out the craft section, Stamps.  I was a poor college student then and worked for the college in the summer, so not a lot of dough was made, but I purchased my first stamp on clearance.  It was a chili pepper stamp.  I colored it with markers, not even stamping markers, like kids markers, and stamped on index cards.  That is how it all started.  

The we started a stamping group and would stamp in a RD's apartment on the weekends.  When I was an RA as a senior I spent all my money at the local stamp store, like ALL my money.  We would get paid every couple of weeks about $80 and I'd spend it on stamps!  

So what was your first stamp or crafting supply?  Share with us this week.  



These days I'm exclusive to Stampin' Up! products and stamps, but I found a bin of old stamps from way back when.  This is one of them!  I can see why I saved it, it's a beauty! I used markers (Stampin' Write) as an ode to the olden days.  ;)  

So fun to dig through old products that I still have!  

Please join us this week! 

Friday, January 26, 2018

AYSI



Welcome to another AYSI!  Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out the layout!   
Simple and snazzy I'd say.  


Have you ever felt the need for some new products but just go ahead and use what you have?!  Yep, that was me this week!  These actually are new products but I was wandering around my stamp room not finding just the right thing, so I cut the presents out of our designers series paper.  Just like that I had the images I needed.  :)