Thursday, May 9, 2019

AYSI #200

As You See It Challenge #200

We've made it to 200 challenges! Can you believe it?! The past 200 challenges have been AMAZING! So many great layouts and so many great participants from all of you! 

I've been part of the Design Team from Challenge #1 and now the time has come for me to part ways from the team.  I've loved being a part of the team, but life has become more and more busy for us as a family.  I do plan on still creating and who knows what I'll come up with next.  :) 

Onto our 200th Challenge! The goal of the week is to use twos (2). 

How will you create using two? 

I decided to use two different designer series papers, two flowers (two times) and two layers! 
Love this look?! It's the brand new bundle from Stampin' Up! only around for May! 

Thank you for the years! It's been amazing!!! 
Until next time! 

Friday, April 26, 2019


As You See It Challenge#199
We are getting SO close to 200!

This weeks challenge is a color challenge.  I have to admit I love these colors in home decor but struggled in making them into a card.  Of course now I have another idea for them so maybe check back later in the week and see what I come up with. 

My Adventure Baby turns 11 tomorrow so this is her birthday card from us.  Simple and full of sugar. My kiddo is a TOTAL sugar addict well, a total cake/cupcake addict anyway.  She's full of adventure and is a competitive swimmer so she requires a lot of food anyway.  ;) 

I decided to stamp on watercolor paper to give it a bit of a tooth and texture.  Sometimes I just like something a tad different in the background.  

Hope you play along with us this week! 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fly Fly Away

AYSI #198

Can you believe we are coming up on challenge #200 already?! Only two away.  
Check out this weeks challenge, what a classic layout with a twist! 

I went ahead and used some products that just happened to all be laying on my crafting counter.  I'm in the midst of a sort and purge project in my stamp room! Anyone else spring cleaning?!! 

Something about this butterfly that I cut out from background paper just calls my name!  How about you?  

Make sure to play along with us this week! Can't wait to see what you create. 

Friday, March 29, 2019


Time for another AYSI!  #197

Don't you love this great design that Amanda came up with?!?
Just simple. 

I've made it my goal to make more birthday cards and send/give more birthday cards this year.  So I made a somewhat age neutral card for this challenge.  The birthday stamp sets are current and in the occasional catalog but the other products are retired.  Don't save those retired card bases, use them up!! 

Hope you'll play along with AYSI this week! 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Soft Suede

AYSI #196

Whoa, time is a ticking!  We are quickly approaching #200.  

This weeks challenge is to use these three colors or colors close to them...and neutrals only!  Gasp, only?!! Yep. 

This weeks card inspired by February Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!  Each month they send you a project kit if you are a member and usually it contains a super snazzy stamp set.  
I have several people in my life that need some extra love right now, so this card was inspired by them.  :) 

Hope you play along with AYSI! 

Friday, March 1, 2019


Welcome to March!  It's another AYSI challenge!
How do you like this sketch?! Reminds me of a party! 

I chose to use some products from SU!'s Occasions catalog.  Quick and easy with the layers.  What you can't tell is my card is actually a small enclosure card, because sometimes you need a quick card to go with a gift.  Ya know like graduation! :) 

Hope you can play along with us this week! 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Simple Stamping

How about some simple stamping this week?  Stampin Up! has been talking about getting back to the basics and simple stamping recently.  I think it's a great idea to slow it down a bit and just use the basics.  

Here is your challenge to figure out what you think of when you think of simple?! What will it be? 

When I think of simple I think of paper and ink.  Of course I had to color in the happy and add the butterflies, but at the end of the day I think of paper and ink.  Such a simple quick card that would be great to give to someone that needs a pick me up!  

Hope your able to play along with AYSI this week!