Friday, March 9, 2018


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


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


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


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.  :) 

Friday, January 12, 2018

AYSI flowertime

Is it Spring YET?!?!

Here we are for another AYSI Challenge and I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring!  

Isn't this a great layout for some may of your card making needs?  

I used one of our new Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and then some patterned card fronts from old kits.  Quick and Easy, literally because I only had about 30 min to create this card from start to finish.  I'm excited to try to make a few more cards  this week with this layout.  

Thursday, December 28, 2017

It's Time TO SPARKLE!!!

AYSI It's Time to Sparkle!  

Everyone needs some sparkle in their life, right?  I know I do!  Sometimes it's just a sparkly accessory, sometimes it's a fancy top, sometimes it's just plain 'ole glitter (on a card of course).  

This week is another great theme week from AYSI!  It's all about the SPARKLE!  Use whatever sparkle ya got! 

Can you spot the sparkle?  How about the brand new items from Stampin' Up? This WHOLE project is full of them.  The background paper, the unicorn stamp, and the snazzy new alcohol markers.  All Stampin' Up and ALL brand new and ready for you to order on January 3rd.  Demos get the perk of early ordering.  :)  The background paper actually has glitter unicorns, plus glitter paper, plus shiny sequins!  So much sparkle in real life! 

So please play along with us this week at AYSI and upload your sparkling project: 

Friday, December 15, 2017

It's Snow Time

AYSI #165

Can you believe it?! Christmas is almost here!  Winter is for sure here in Michigan, as I type this the snowflakes that are coming down are the size of half dollars!  

This is a great layout for all you that are still working on your Christmas cards, the balance is amazing!!  

I of course followed the winter theme!  Are you not loving the accessories from the holiday catalog?!?  I sure am, need to stock up before they go back in the vault.  ;) 

Have a fabulous holiday season!