Friday, September 8, 2017

AYSI September

It's time for another AYSI Challenge!  



I really like the fanciness of this layout that Amanda created.  Wedding invitations come to mind!  Simple thank you cards or even photo Christmas cards.  







For my card I kept it more simple, big surprise ;) It just seems to be my stamping style these days I guess!  However, I did make my own ink pad to stamp the leafs.  I'll add some pictures of the ink pad I made later.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

AYSI 8/25/2017

AYSI Challenge #157

Really 157 challenges, how crazy is that?!?!
  Check out this great layout! Love it and it's easy to use variability! 



Here is what I came up with this week.   I'd say I was more inspired by the sketch and following it to a t.  I really departed about something else to the left of the circle but decided in the end not to.  Once again I created a somewhat simple and easy to recreate card to share with all of you!



Hope you all have a great week and enjoy the last couple weeks of summer! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

As You See It Challenge: Color Challenge

It's time for a color challenge!  How about this combo that Amanda whipped up for us?!? I would of never come up with this great combo, but I love it!  

For this weeks challenge you must use all three colors or their equivalent if you don't have the Stampin' Up! colors.  Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist are the three up to bat for this challenge.  


What to know something interesting?!?  Years ago, like 17 years ago when I was in college I used to be a very fancy detailed stamper, glitter on EVERYTHING.  How times change and I've found a simpler style lately.  Don't get me wrong I still love a detailed card, but something about quick and simple has been calling my name.  On this card I inked up my leaf stamp with Lemon Lime Twist and then took a sponge filled with Eggplant and lightly sponged the one side, then stamped it on my cardstock.  I almost always stamp in 3s, so using two of each image is new for me, but I think it works just fine! 

Thanks for checking out my project and please play along with week at AYSI! 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

AYSI: When My Mojo Is GONE!

Have you ever lost your craft mojo?  Never?!?! Yeah, we all lose it from time to time.  This week it's time to be honest about it, what do you do to lose your MOJO? 


My answer is to One Sheet Wonder!  Do you know One Sheet Wonder?  This goes WAY back to SU! earlier days when we would take a sheet of 12x12 white paper and stamp all over it, then cut it up into useable pieces for scrapbooking and card making.  If you look on Pinterest there are a lot of layout ideas for them. By taking your mind off of creating and simply stamping it frees up your creativity, I feel anyway.  Give it a shot sometime! 

Easy peasy!  I just added the thank you and the ribbon to make it into a layout and useable card.  What will you create this week? 



Thursday, July 13, 2017

As You See It Challenge: Are you ready for school?


Gulp, the school year is coming. Some of you may know this and some of you may not, my real life career is as a school counselor.  Although, I work some during the summer doing case management the school year adds a whole different level of busyness! 

Wouldn't it be nice to send a card with your kiddo to their teacher on the first day?  Maybe with a bottle of wine?  Just kidding, don't send wine to school, that would be a problem!!!  Maybe with a Starbucks gift card though.  Those first days of school are long and exhausting, caffeine is necessary for them! This weeks sketch brought me full speed ahead to the first days of school and I made an easy, 10 min or less card, that you can duplicate for your teachers.  

Check out this sketch!


Modern and Simple I say!  


Here is my classroom inspired card, fit for a teacher!  (Or an Artist too).  Easy to make several and not too fussy to give away.  I could go back and add a couple embellishments but I may just leave it like it is.  

What do you think?  Can you play along with us this week at www.asyouseeitchallenge.com


Thursday, June 29, 2017

As You See It Challenge #153

Happy Canada Day to all my northern friends!  Happy Independence Day to all my American friends! 

It's time for another challenge, something about this layout really strikes it with me!  What do you think?   


Did you know that I have 6 nieces?!?!  One just turned 10 this week and she loves bright colors, all things sparkle and bright calls her name.  So this card is actually her birthday card!  


In order to follow the layout I used a framelet and then mirrored it.  This allowed me to create one piece and still have the line through the middle.  How about that glimmer paper?!?  Something about a bit of sparkle just makes this card.  

Don't forget to play along with us this week at AYSI! 


Thursday, June 15, 2017

As You See It Challenge # 152! 

Welcome to another challenge!  
We don't seem to do a lot of circle layouts but this challenge has a lot of them! 


Inspired by the circle designs I decided to go out on a limb and make a spinner card.  Have you ever made one?  It takes some planning but it's not hard to do. There are several tutorials online that can give you the low down.   Hope you enjoy this twist on the layout! 


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Here's to hoping that the video works!