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Staying Dry For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a speed challenge to stay dry. 

#271 3.25.2022

When I saw the challenge, I ordered this sweet house mouse stamp to use.  I also knew I was going to spend a lot of my time coloring.  So I did a bunch of dry runs by stamping and timing myself coloring.  I got it down to just over seven minutes for the image.  I did that by lining up the markers in order of use and keeping the caps off.  (I hope I didn't break the rules by doing that!)


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I always keep a ton of white cardstock prepped and ready for card bases.  So I grabbed one of those and a stitched circle die cut that I have had in my scrap white paper for some time.

I had a scrap of pattern paper that I used to draw my colors from and just had to adhere and cut off the extra.  I looped some twine and added the image.  I was just pressing down on the sentiment when the bell rang so I considered that a win.  I only timed myself with the coloring so the rest was going to be up to chance and I got lucky enough to get the sentiment on, as I had saved that for last.

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This was a fun challenge and really made me think up hacks to get a nice card done in the allotted time.

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Supplies:  CS: PTI white.  SU! sunshine and sprinkles dsp.  Stamps:  House Mouse rain flower.  Spellbinders cute boots.  Inks:  SU! blends – daffodil delight, granny apple green, crumbcake and balmy blue.  Other:  Twine.  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  Stitched circle.


Oopsie Daisy For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a theme challenge for spring flowers. 

#270 3.11.2022

I love daisies and opted to stamp and die cut some orangish daisies.  Then I did a postage stamp square out of cork to pop the daisies on.

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I die cut a stitched rectangle out of mango melody that I ran through both my linen impression plate and my tin type impression plate.  I stamped and popped up the sentiment, added some bling and was done!

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! crumbcake, mango melody and cork.  Inks:  SU! mango melody, crushed curry, pear pizzazz and old olive.  Stamps:  PTI flower favorites.  Neat and Tangled Scandinavian prints.  Dies:  PTI linen plate, tin type plate, and flower favorites.  SU! stitched rectangles.  SSS postage stamp.  Other:  SU! rhinestones.


Thinking of AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  We have a recipe challenge to use a die cut, embossing, twine or ribbon, pastels and thinking of you on a card.

#269 2.25.2022

I die cut a piece of pale papaya and some white card stock.  I ran the white card stock through the timeworn embossing folder and added the twine before attaching to the white card base.

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I stamped and die cut the flowers and leaves and adhered to the pale papaya.  I added the sentiment, attached to the card front and was done!

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Supplies:  CS: SU! white and pale papaya.  Stamps:  PTI mini blooms and some like it hot.  Dies:  PTI linen plate and some like it hot.  SU! timeworn embossing folder.   MFT blueprints 15.  Lil Inkers wonky dies.  Inks:  SU! purple posy, highland heather, pear pizzazz, old olive, crumbcake, sahara sand, pale papaya, calyspo coral, so saffron, and daffodil delight.


Hedgies For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It is a fill in the blank challenge to name a favorite technique.  I have many favorites but went with coloring for this challenge.  Just like a lot of people, I find coloring very soothing!

#268 2.11.2022

I started with my happy hedgehogs stamps from SU!  I love me some hedgies!  I stamped up the scene and then used my alcohol markers to color away.

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I fussy cut the butterfly and popped up on the card after die cutting the images and backing with some daffodil delight pattern paper.  I stamped the sentiment and popped it up as well.  Finally, I added some dots and was done.

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Supplies:  CS: SU! white, crumbcake and brights dsp.  Stamps:  SU! happy hedgehogs.  Dies:  PTI linen.  MFT stitched mini scallop squares.  SU! stitched rectangles.  Inks:  SU! blends – daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, real red, crumbcake, old olive, mossy meadow, flirty flamingo, 600, 700, and 800.  Other:  SU! dots.


Mimosas For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s time for a color challenge of calypso coral, soft succulent, evening evergreen and crumbcake.

#267 1.28.022

I started by stamping and die cutting the mimosa flowers in calypso coral and soft succulent.  I die cut a brick layer in the white and backed with evening evergreen.

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I adhered everything together and then popped up the sentiment (stamped in evening evergreen) on the card.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! crumbcake and evening evergreen.  Inks:  SU! calypso coral, soft succulent and evening evergreen.  Stamps:  The Greetery mimosa musings and opposites attract.  Dies:  PTI linen.  The Greetery mimosa musings, brick layer and opposites attract.  MFT mini scalloped stitched rectangles.


Best Fishes For AYSI...

It’s a new year and a new challenge at As You See It!  A lovely sketch challenge to kick off the year!

#266 1.14.2022

I started by die cutting two triangles, one in white and one in pattern paper.  I cut the base down to make a 4 X 4 card to create a cozier looking card.

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I stamped the jar, fish, ribbon and sentiment and then die cut and adhered together.  I used a bit of pool party for the water in the jar.  I popped the jar and sentiment up and added some clear dots to look like bubbles.  I quite like how it all came together.

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Supplies:  CS: SU!  white, pool party, crumbcake and subtles DSP.  Dies:  SU! everyday jars and stitched triangles.  PTI linen plate.  Stamps:  SU! jar of love.  Inks:  SU! pool party, poppy parade and mango melody.  Other:  SU! polished dots.


Wintery Snowflakes For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  We are talking speed and snowflakes for this challenge! 

#265 12.10.2021

I started by creating an ornament shape on my card front with a little bit of ink blending.

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I stamped snowflakes, added the sentiment and adhered to the card base.  I decided last second to add a bit of bling for some sparkle and was done.  Plenty of time left on the clock for me!  I had one minute ten seconds left!

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Supplies:  CS: SU!  white and balmy blue.  Stamps:  SSS lots of snowflakes and holiday trimmings.  Inks:  tumbled glass distress ink.  Dies:  PTI linen.  MFT blueprints #13.  Inkylicious ornament stencil.  Other:  Rhinestones.


Pets For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a theme challenge to celebrate pets.

#264 11.26.2021

I don’t have a pet but I am a dog lover so I stamped up this little cutie and colored him in.  I die cut a stitched circle in the card front and popped up over the image.

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I stamped my sentiment, cause who doesn’t want hugs and kisses from your pet?, added a few dots and was done!

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! Blends ivory, real red, granny apple green and daffodil delight.  Stamps:  CB message me.  SU! Bella and friends.  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  Lil Inkers stitched circles.  Other:  Dots.


Believe For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a recipe challenge to use twine, neutrals, one-word sentiment, punch or die and embossing folder.

#263 11.12.2021

I die cut and embossed a piece of rustic white after adding the sentiment that I created on the computer.

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I die cut some pine wisps and a wheat stock and then added to the card front on the early espresso base along with some twine and was done!

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Supplies:  CS: SU!  Crumbcake and early espresso.  PTI rustic white.  Dies:  MFT blueprints 13.  The Greetery pine wisps.  Unbranded wheat stalk.  SU! Tinworn type embossing folder.  Other:  SU! Early espresso twine.


Joy For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s fill in the blank – The one thing that sums up Christmas for me is Joy.

#262 10.29.2021

I started with running some crumbcake in the star crossed embossing folder.  I also die cut some trees in certainly celery, marina mist and pink pirouette.

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Finally, I die cut the word JOY in real read and layered everything up on a crumbcake base.

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Supplies:  CS: SU! White, crumbcake, real red, marina mist, certainly celery, and pink pirouette.  Stamps:  The Greetery opposites attract holiday.  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  The Greetery opposites attract holiday and abundant joy.  MFT blueprints 13.  SU! Christmas trees.  SU! Star crossed embossing folder.