Get Well

Healing For AYSI...

Welcome to a new As You See It Challenge!  It is a recipe challenge and you must use twine, a tag, a leaf, a die cut and make it a get well card.

#210 9.27.19

I knocked off three items by die cutting a tag and a leaf.  I left a couple of spaces in the leaf so that you could see the white background. aysi 210 1 (494x640)

I wrapped some twine around the base and added a bit of twine to the tag.  Then I die cut a strip of white so that I could put my get well wishes on.  I put everything together and was done. aysi 210 2 (640x382)

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! crushed curry.  Lil Inkers ombre chevron.  Dies:  PTI linen plate, tag and leaves.  MFT washi tape.  Stamps:  PTI ways to say get well soon.

Purples For AYSI...

We have a new speed challenge at As You See It!  These are fun!  The objective is to make a card in under 10 minutes.  You must make the card in shades of purple and report how much time you had left on the clock after you finished the card.

#206 8.2.19

I started with a base of gray granite which I ran thru the linen impression plate.  I felt I needed a neutral tone to balance all of the purple.  Then I diecut a piece of elegant eggplant and white after which I ran them thru the linen plate. aysi 206 1 (570x640)

Then I randomly stamped the images in three shades of purple: wisteria wonder, elegant eggplant and perfect plum.  I adhered the three pieces together and then stamped the sentiment.  Finally, I added pearls and rhinestones. aysi 206 2 (640x494)

I had 56 seconds left on the clock!  Link up HERE to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! gray granite, white and elegant eggplant.  Inks:  SU! elegant eggplant, perfect plum and wisteria wonder.  Dies:  MFT pierced rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate.  Stamps:  MFT party patterns.  Other:  SU! rhinestones and pearls.

Sweet Colors For AYSI...

We have a new challenge at As You See It!  A fun color palette of powder pink, pineapple punch, and lovely lipstick.

#199 4.26.19

I busted out some of my dies and embossing folders and set to work.  The top part of the card is the pineapple punch cardstock that I ran thru a striped embossing folder.  I added it to the white card front that I ran thru the linen impression plate. aysi 199 1 (594x640)

Then I die cut a chevron out of the lovely lipstick and added pink pirouette underneath.  I couldn’t find my powder pink cardstock so I went with as close as I had.  I adhered it to the card front and added the sentiment and a few enamel hearts. aysi 199 2 (640x537)

Finally I attached everything to my kraft card base.

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white and kraft.  SU! pink pirouette, pineapple punch, and lovely lipstick.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  SU! stripes embossing folder.  Reverse Confetti big chevron and class note.  Other:  SU! enamel hearts.  Stamps:  Clearly Besotted message me.

Retro Rubber Challenge #69...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a fun sketch so be sure to play along!


I started with this little boy image from the Stampin’ Up Little Friends from somewhere around 2012 and colored him in with my colored pencils. rrcb 69 1 (640x521)

I added the sentiment and then die cut a rectangle using my zig zag stiches.  For the layer under the image, I die cut a piece of pattern paper. rrcb 69 2 (640x445)

I adhered everything and added a couple of dots and a rhinestone.

Link up HERE to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  PTI white, kraft, and damask designs.  Stamps:  SU! little friends (2012).  CB message me (2016).  Other:  MFT zig zag stitches rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate.  Colored pencils.  SU! dots and rhinestones.

A Yellow Leaf...

Happy Monday! I am back with a super CAS card for you! 7 (536x640)

I started by stamping the outline of the leaf in black. Then using second generation stamping, stamped one layer in a light crushed curry and the top layer with the “full strength” crushed curry. 8 (640x328)

I added the sentiment and ran the card thru the linen impression plate. I need a batch of fall cards so I plan to whip up a bunch of these and change out the sentiment.

That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: SSS beleaf me. CB message me. Inks: SU! crushed curry. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #46 part two...

We are on our second week of the Retro Rubber critter challenge!


I thought I would play along again because I have a ton of critter stamps! I stamped this cute image from the SU! from the herd stamp set and colored with pencils and gamsol. rrcb 46 3 (550x640)

I die cut the circle getting as many of these cute faces in the circle as I could. Then I added a piece of soft suede as the backing. rrcb 46 4 (640x369)

I used a piece of pattern paper, stamped the sentiment and popped up the image. The sketch from The Challenge came in handy for this card!

Be sure to play along with us at Retro Rubber! Link up your cards HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to stop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. MFT tribal prints. SU! soft suede. Stamps: SU! from the herd. Other: Colored pencils and gamsol.

Just Ducky...

I don’t know about you but I was feeling anything but ducky yesterday! Just one of those days you wonder why you got out of bed! LOL! So here is hoping today will be better!

Just a quick one layer card today to play along with the One Layer Simplicity Challenge to use a stencil. olc 1 (579x640)

I stenciled my background using a mini chicken wire stencil and added the duck and the sentiment.  After I got done I thought I should have used a rooster or a chicken to stay with the “chicken” wire theme but didn’t like the sentiments as well! olc 2 (640x406)

Here’s hoping your day is great! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Inks: SU! daffodil delight. Memento black. Stamps: PTI on the farm. Other: MFT small chicken wire stencil. PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #30...

It’s time for a new Retro Rubber Challenge! It feels like forever since we have had one and it has only been a month! And it’s a sketch! Yay!


We have a couple of rule changes – you must state in your blog post the age of your stamp and you can link up to no more than 10 challenges. Pretty minor changes really more like clarifications!

Today’s card is made with a stamp that I love and rarely use. I love dandelions – the stamps only! I hate the real thing – other than when I was a kid and it was fun to blow the seeds everywhere. Like all kids everywhere. And like all parents everywhere – they hated when I did that. I can appreciate that sentiment now! rrcb 30 1 (546x640)

Anyway, I bought this stamp in 2008 (I had to google the date the stamp came out!) and have used it a few times. But when SU! came out with some paper that had dandelions on it, I knew I was going to have to have that paper! rrcb 30 2 (640x400)

I stamped the dandelions and sentiment according to the sketch and added some rainstones. I love this card! Fairly clean and simple – and could be massed produced easily to have a supply of get well cards on hand!

Now it’s your turn! Link up your sketchy creations HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to pop in tomorrow!

Supplies: CS: SU! crushed curry, white, basic black, and wildflower fields dsp. Stamps: Great Impressions dandelions and dandelions sentiment. Inks: SU! crushed curry. Memento black. Other: PTI linen impression plate and rainstones.


Happy Friday everyone!  I am really glad it is Friday, it has been a long week!  Today I am using the SU! stamp set of sheltering tree.  I think this is really a gorgeous set and one that is so versatile.  Surprisingly this is the first time I am using the stamps.  I wanted to create a serene get well card that could be used for either gender.

I started off with soft sky and early espresso cardstock.  Unfortunately, this card did not photo as well as it shows in real life.  Argh!  I took pictures from every angle and still couldn’t get a photo! 6 (559x640)

I stamped the tree trunk in early espresso and the leaves in versamark that I white embossed.  The sentiment is from PTI and white embossed as well.  I used my SSS sketchy banner to spotlight the sentiment. 7 (640x393)

I am entering this card in the Card Concept challenge which was to make a get well card.  I would consider this a clean and layered card.  One that I really like!

I am excited to report that THIS card was named the winner in this week’s The Friday Mashup challenge!  I had fun coming up with this card and I am glad they enjoyed it too!  Thank you ladies – you have a fun challenge blog to play along with!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I may be popping in over the weekend with a couple of posts – depending on what I can get done!  Otherwise I will be back on Monday!  By then we will know if March came in like a lion or a lamb!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! soft sky and early espresso.  Stamps:  SU! sheltering tree.  PTI inside and out well wishes.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  SSS sketchy banner.  Other:  white embossing powder, rhinestone.