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November 2017

Artsy Shapes For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  We have a great sketch for you to give a go. 

#163 11.17.17

I started by stamping a number of shaped images, chalking them up and then fussy cutting them out. aysi 163 1 (640x516)

Then I die cut the flagged shape and the arch, added the sentiment and then a bit of hemp. aysi 163 2 (640x445)

I randomly attached my cut shapes and then added some dots and rhinestones.

Be sure to play along with us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  PTI white, kraft and summer sunrise.  Stamps:  SSS artsy shapes.  Verve Grace.  Dies:  MFT stitched fishtails and stitched arches.  PTI linen impression plate.  Other:  Chalks, dots, rhinestones, and hemp.


Yep, another post today!  Today I am playing along with the Card Concept challenge.  The challenge is Rich Holiday and I am not sure if that is the interpretation I came up with but what the hay!

My card is super CAS by using a few random damask images in Christmas colors on the card. cc 1 (546x640)

I added the sentiment, ran the card thru the linen impression plate, and then added some rhinestones. cc 2 (640x538)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  PTI new leaf, green parakeet, mint julep and pure poppy.  Memento black.  Stamps:  Pretty Pink Post damask greetings.  Other:  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! rhinestones.

Falling For You...

Can you believe it?  I have a post that is unrelated to any of my design teams!  I am easing back into posting a little more regularly!

I created a card using the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch.  It was quite an interesting one so I did my best with my interpretation. cts 1 (531x640)

I used a maple leaf stencil to create a fall background and then added a few random leaves.  Using some stickers, I created a sentiment and was done. cts 2 (640x447)

I really like this card for some reason and hope you do too!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! always artichoke, cajun craze, fresh fig, crushed curry, and chocolate chip.  Stamps:  SU! colorful seasons.  SSS leaves and scribbles; apple of my eye.  Dies etc:  MB garden falling maple stencil.  PTI linen impression plate.  Other:  Stickers from stash.

Retro Rubber Challenge #75...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a color inspiration and the challenge image provides a lot of color choices!


I started with this image from Clearly Gina K Always Autumn from 2014.  I used my colored pencils before adding the sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Keep It Simple Thanksgiving (2014). rrcb 75 1 (640x545)

Using the sketch from Paper Craft Crew, I added some white jute ribbon and a couple of pieces of cardstock – early espresso and crushed curry.  The early espresso with the chevron cut outs was one of the scraps that I found that went perfectly with the sketch and color challenge. rrcb 75 2 (640x414)

I layered everything together and then added a few dots and pearls.

Be sure to play along with the Retro Rubber Challenge and link up HERE!

Play along with the Paper Craft Crew for Square Sketch Challenge 266. The challenge starts November 1st and ends November 7, 2017 at 1 PM EST. Visit the blog at to check out the design team samples and to submit your project. #papercraftcrew #papercrafting #sketchchallenge #color #playalong #imakecards #cardmaker #diy #sendacard #craft #stampinup #cardchallenge #papercraft #bigshot #rainydayfun #designteam #becreative #artsandcrafts #hobby #snailmail #createeveryday #crafttherapy #creativelifehappylife #pcc2017

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and kraft.  SU! early espresso and crushed curry.  Stamps:  Clearly Gina K always autumn (2014) and PTI KIS Thanksgiving (2014).  Inks:  SU! Sahara sand.  Colored pencils.  Memento black.  Other:  SU! dots, pearls and white jute ribbon.

Autumn Leaves For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  We have a fun sketch that you should enjoy interpreting into an awesome card!

#162 11.3.17

I started by cutting three strips of paper and adhered to the card base.  I stamped a small leaf to take the place of the dot on the sketch. aysi 162 1 (546x640)

Then I die cut a rectangle using my new PTI brushed off rectangle dies.  Now that I have broken them out, I am going to be using them.  I love the shape you get! aysi 162 2 (640x469)

Then I stamped a larger leaf to represent the bottom square and the sentiment for the top square in the sketch.  I added a few dots in place of a ribbon.  After I put everything together, I wished I would have added some twine instead of the dots!

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I am entering this card in the Fab Friday Challenge (colors) and the Fusion Challenge (leaves).  Let’s just hope I remember to link them up!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and vanilla.  SU! tangerine tango, pumpkin pie, and fresh fig.  Inks:  SU! fresh fig.  Memento black.  Stamps:  SSS leaves and scribbles.  Clearly Gina K always autumn.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate and brushed off rectangles.  MFT horizontal stitched stripes.  Other:  SU! dots.

November House Of Cards...

It’s a new month and a new challenge at House of Cards!  Make a holiday card and/or use the colors in the challenge image and you will be all set!

Nov holiday and or colors

I started with a card base of sahara sand and added a mini scalloped layer of soft stone.  Although it basically looks white in the photo.  (sigh) HOC nov 1 (538x640)

I stamped a wintery type flower in red and green, added a sentiment and die cut using my mini stitched circles die. HOC nov 2 (640x539)

After that I added some red ribbon and layered everything together. 

Be sure to join us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and soft stone.  SU! sahara sand.  Stamps:  PTI holiday greens.  Inks:  SU! real red and garden green.  Memento black.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT blueprints 20 and mini scallop stitched circles.  Other:  SU! cherry cobbler ribbon.