Thursday, April 20, 2017

As You See It Color Challenge! 

I'll admit sometimes I find color challenges daunting, like oh my word I have to think and stamp without a layout daunting.  They make me stretch my imagination skills and let my creativity run wild within the color limits.  

I would of never put these colors together on my own but I do love the combo.  Check it out!

If you don't have these colors please use what you have similar, these are color from Stampin' Up, but I'm sure there are like colors out there.  I actually didn't end up using a lot of So Saffron in my card and since it was so light it hardly shows up.  

I used a SU! stamp set inked in Staz On on watercolor paper.  Next I colored it in with Stampin' Write markers in the color challenge colors, then I spritzed the whole thing with water.  I waited for the marker ink to spread and then dried the paper with my heat gun.  

Something about the classic easy to create and elegance in this card makes me swoon.  

Please play along with us this week at As You See It Challenge!  Can't wait to see what you create! 

Friday, April 7, 2017

AYSI 04-07-17

As You See It Challenge

Time for another challenge!  Are you ready??!!  I will admit I'm not in love with the card that I made for this week.  I tried my hand at making again, and well sometimes a card design is just not one you love.  The moral of this story is to finish it up anyway because a complete card is better than a never made card!  

The design is a great one though!  

 I'm excited to see what you all come up with and who knows maybe I'll revisit this great layout again when fresh new stamps arrive to my home!!  :) 

Friday, March 24, 2017

AYSI Spring Time Challenge

Spring is here!  

Has spring arrived in your hometown?  It's a little sleepy here in West Michigan but today is a true spring day, warmish, and rainy.  My body longs for warmth, how about yours?  
In light of Springs arrival Amanda created this great open ended challenge.  What will you create?  Make sure you upload your project to the AYSI Challenge blog !

I decided to take advantage of the great coloring paper that Stampin' Up! has right now for their 
sale-a-oration and the brand spanking new watercolor pencils.  Let me tell you it was pretty fun getting to color that in!  I just laid down the color and then used my blender pen to watercolor it.  Simple and EASY! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

A Little Washi?!?!  

It's 'almost' spring here in Michigan, the temp was almost 70f this week!  Such a nice break to be able to stamp with my studio windows open!  

How about this layout from Amanda? 

 I received some brand new washi tape from Stampin' Up! yesterday and decided to make up this super quick card using the layout.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

As You See It Challenge : Color Challenge

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It's time again for another challenge from AYSI!  How about some color this time around.  Ms. Amanda created an awesome color inspirations.  

If you don't happen to have the Stampin' Up! colors shown please feel free to use similar colors for your project.  

There is something about Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim that call my name.  Truth be told I'm not a purple gal but I do like the saturation of  Sweet Sugarplum, such a great pinky-purple! 

How about that TACO TRUCK!!  This is a free stamp set from SU! right now for every $50 in product you spend you can earn it for free.  

I also made my taco truck into a shaker card using window sheets.  It's pretty fun if I do say so myself!  

Don't forget to play along with this week!  

Friday, January 27, 2017

As You See It Challenge 

It's Friday and that means that it's time for a new challenge.  Check out this simple but yet practical design from Ms. Amanda.  Something about design on the bottom and words on the top just strikes me as elegant.  

I took the opportunity to use some of the new products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.  You can check it out at

Simple, classic, and great for Valentine's Day!  Enjoy! 

Don't forget to link up your project at

Friday, January 13, 2017

As You See It Challenge IS BACK!!!

Hello Everyone! 
Goodness it's been a while, a long long while.  Yes, I say that every time I take a break from blogging, but it's true.  I've been MIA from my blog for what seems like years, life was complicated, I wasn't into blogging at the time, so well, I set it aside for a while.  Now, I'm BACK and AYSI is BACK!  We had some technical AKA Hacking (okay, maybe not totally hacking, but that's what is basically was) on our actual challenge blog.  So we had to switch things around and re-group, twice! 

All that to say, here is this weeks challenge!  Please play along and check out the great design from Amanda.  By going to the challenge blog you will be able to upload your project for the world to see. :) 

Happy Mother's Day, say what?!?!  Yeah, it's early but I was SO excited about the SO SUCCLENT stamp set from Stampin' Up! that I had to use it.  It's fresh off the press along with the background papers.   

Who's ready for spring?  I know I am!