Orange You Glad It Is AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It is a fill in the blank so here we go!  The color I avoid using the most is orange.

#239 11.20.20

I started by stamping the berry branch in soft suede and then added the berries in mango melody and pumpkin pie.  I die cut the berries and then popped them up on some orangey plaid and pumpkin pie. aysi 239 1 (640x544)

I stamped the sentiment and then die cut using my washi tag dies before popping it up on the plaid.  The sentiment feels highly appropriate right now. aysi 239 2 (640x327)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, pumpkin pie and plaid tidings.  Stamps:  PTI beautiful berries autumn.  PTI bitty butterflies.  Dies:  PTI linen and beautiful berries autumn.  MFT washi tag.  Inks:  SU! soft suede, pumpkin pie and mango melody.

Fall Plaid For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  A fun sketch to try!

#237 10.23.20

I started by adding a strip of plaid paper to a white card front and then die cutting.  I adhered that to my cinnamon cider card base. aysi 237 1 (572x640)

I die cut leaves and wheat from a variety of colors then attached as per the sketch.  Finally, I added a two part sentiment with some dots and rhinestones. aysi 237 2 (640x523)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, cinnamon cider, mango melody, rich razzleberry, cajun craze, cherry cobbler and plaid tidings dsp.  Stamps:  The Greetery sprinkled with kindness.  CB message me.  Dies:  PTI linen.  MFT blueprint 20.  SU! seasonal layers.  RC wheat.

Fall For AYSI...

Welcome to the new As You See It challenge.  A sketch to get your mind working!

#231 7.31.20

I started with a card base of cinnamon cider.  Then I added a die cut rectangle of vanilla that I stamped the branch on.  Finally, I die cut a couple of rectangles out of mango melody and some pattern paper. aysi 231 1 (640x550)

I stamped the sentiment and some leaves then die cut the sentiment strip.  I used some small punched fall leaves and acorn along with dots to complete the sketch requirements. aysi 231 2 (640x318)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI vanilla cream and fall prints.  SU! old olive, mango melody, and cinnamon cider.  Dies:  PTI linen.  SU! stitched rectangles and autumn punch pack.  MFT washi tape.  Stamps:  SU! very Versailles.  CB message me.  Inks:  SU! old olive.  Other:  SU! dots.

Retro Rubber Challenge 119...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  We are all about fall colors and need to use red, orange and brown on our cards.

RRCB 119

I started by stenciling some fall leaves across my card in the required colors.  Then I added a bit of chocolate chip cardstock above and below the stencil to frame it in. rrcb 119 1 (534x640)

I die cut some leaves in red and orange, as well as one in dark yellow that I aged a bit using brown ink.  Finally I added the sentiment which is from the PTI keep it simple blessed sentiment set from 2017. rrcb 119 2 (640x338)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! tangerine tango, chocolate chip, cherry cobbler and crushed curry.  Stamps:  PTI KIS blessed (2017).  Inks:  SU! tangerine tango, chocolate chip and cherry cobbler.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  RC wheat.  Concord and 9th layering leaves.  Newton’s Nook falling leaves stencil.

Retro Rubber Challenge 99...

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  It’s Anything Goes!


I opted for a fall card!  I started by swishing some cajun craze ink on my card base and then added a polka dot tag die over the top. rrcb 99 1 (553x640)

I die cut a couple of leaves and added to the tag.  Finally I added a sentiment from my Papertrey Ink Autumn Hills stamp set from 2012.  A little twine finishes off the tag. rrcb 99 2 (640x412)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, cajun craze and crushed curry.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  RC dots tag layer.  Concord & 9th layering leaves.  SSS sketchy banners.  Inks:  SU! cajun craze.  Stamps:  PTI autumn hills (2012).  Other:  SU! crushed curry twine.

Autumn Flowers For HOC...

Welcome to the October House of Cards Challenge.  Use either the colors in the challenge image, autumn flowers or both.

October Autumn Flowers and or colors

As usual, I did a smidge of both.  I started with a sunflower that I stamped in daffodil delight and peekaboo peach.  I love the depth that I get from the peach ink. hoc oct 1 (597x640)

I added the leaves and the sentiment before drawing a line and dots in the opposite corner to balance the card.  Finally, I ran through the trusty linen impression plate. hoc oct 2 (640x465)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  SU! painted harvest.  Inks:  SU! peekaboo peach, daffodil delight, soft suede and old olive.  Memento black.  Dies:  PTI linen ip.

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Speed For AYSI...

It’s a new As You See It Challenge starting today.  This one is a color and speed challenge.  You have 10 minutes to start and complete your card.  You will need to state your remaining time in the blog post.  You are allowed to prep your work area beforehand so that all of your supplies are handy before you start.

#160 10.6.17

I found some really lovely fall paper and matching cardstock that I die cut before adhering to the card base.  I stamped a sentiment, cut down and flagged the end. aysi 160 1 (536x640)

I put everything together and finished with some rhinestones and enamel dots.  I had 1:47 remaining of my 10 minutes.  And I was panicked the whole time I was making the card! aysi 160 2 (640x506)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! sahara sand.  PTI fall prints and summer sunrise.  Dies:  MFT pierced rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate.  Stamps:  PTI mum’s the word.  Other:  SU! enamel dots and rhinestones.