Retro Rubber Challenge 115...

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  It’s a color challenge for purple, yellow and green!

RRCB 115

I started with a purple card base and a piece of purple pattern paper that I arranged on half of the white card front.

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I stamped the image using elegant eggplant, garden green and daffodil delight.  Then I snuck the sentiment in next to the stem.  I used my PTI bitty bouquets stamp set that I have had since 2015 and also used the PTI ways to say hello stamp set (2017) for the sentiment.

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Finally I ran the card front thru the linen impression plate and thru my MFT blue print stitched die before adding some twine and adhering to the card base.

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! elegant eggplant and white.  MFT tranquil textures.  Stamps:  PTI bitty bouquets (2015) and ways to say hello (2017).  Dies:  MFT blueprint 10.  PTI linen impression plate.  Inks:  SU! elegant eggplant, daffodil delight and garden green.  Other:  twine.

Poppies For AYSI...

It’s time for a new As You See It challenge.  This is a fill in the blank challenge. 

#194 2.15.19

When I think simple, I think clean and simple.  I love a one layer card so I started with this lovely poppy image that I used my chalks on and then decided to add one small layer with my sentiment.

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I loved how this card turned out!  Play along and link up HERE!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  Rubbernecker poppies.  PTI ways to say hello.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT washi tape.  Other:  Chalk.

Confetti Rainbows For AYSI...

We have a new challenge at As You See It!  This challenge is to use every item in the challenge image on your card.  I find these challenges the hardest of all!  And I was quite stumped until I came up with this card.

#171 3.9.18

I started with a double layer of black cardstock for the wide/stripe element.  Then I die cut the word hello three times and adhered together for the one word.

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That left me with confetti, rainbow and stars.  I tried several different things until I finally remembered my SU! enamel dots and stars.  Presto magic – I have confetti of rainbow colored stars.  Whew!  I made it and kept it clean and simple to boot!

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Play along with us and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  PTI white.  SU! basic black.  Dies:  PTI noted hello and linen impression plate.  Other:  SU! enamel stars and rhinestones.

A Dotty Hello...

Happy Monday! I have a fun CAS card for you today that I made for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started by using a dotted line die to cut the circles in the card stock. Then I added the sentiment.

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I stamped the flower using a bit of the rock n roll technique to get two colors of ink on the stamp to give the image a bit of dimension. Then I stamped away.

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A smart person would have stamped first and die cut second but I was originally going to die cut the flower and pop it up instead of making a one layer card. But I quite liked what I ended up with so was pleased that I didn’t follow my original plan.

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: PTI Bitty Bouquets. W+9 Strictly Sentiments 2. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT blueprints 14. Inks: PTI spring moss, ripe avocado, bright buttercup and summer sunrise. Memento black.

Retro Rubber Challenge #45...

Welcome to a new challenge at Retro Rubber! For this challenge we have a sketch that was created by DT member Claire Grantham. It’s a fun one and based on all of the design team inspiration – you can do a lot with it!


I stuck pretty close to the original. I dug out my retired SU! French foliage stamp set. It’s one of my favorites and I have had it 5 years or more. I stamped random images in wisteria wonder, lucky limeade and lost lagoon before die cutting using my stitched arch dies.

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I added a piece of pattern paper on my card base and then ran it thru the linen impression plate. I stamped the sentiment (from a set I have had about 3 years) and then punched it out using my SU! washi label punch. I put everything together according to the sketch and added a few enamel dots and rhinestones in place of the star on the sketch.

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It’s your turn! Be sure to play along with us and link up your card HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! School starts for us tomorrow so I probably won’t be posting until next week sometime. Too much to do and too little crafty time!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. MFT plaid patterns. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT stitched arch. Stamps: SU! French foliage. W+9 strictly sentiments 2. Inks: SU! lost lagoon, lucky limeade, and wisteria wonder. Memento black. Other: Enamel dots. Rhinestones. SU! candy dots.


Happy Thursday! Can I make a pineapple relate to the Olympics? Why, yes, yes I can! Pineapples remind me of the costume that Carmen Miranda used to wear. She was an actress and singer who was very popular in Brazil and America. See? Brazil = Olympics. Mission accomplished – LOL!

Seriously, I recently bought this fun pineapple stamp and thought I would see what I could do with it. This card actually started out following a recent Freshly Made Sketches challenge but I felt like I veered off the challenge too much to enter it. So you get to see it today!

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I started by stamping the pineapple in yellow and then adding some orangey markings. I did a two tone top to it and then die cut around it with a stitching circle. I used some yellow twine to stitch around the circle and then backed the circle with some cork.

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I added the sentiment (which I know is Hawaiian and not Brazilian – LOL) and then attached to the card base.

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white and cork. Stamps: PTI some like it hot. SU! back to basics alphabet. Inks: Memento black. PTI summer sunrise, bright buttercup, ripe avocado and spring moss. Other: PTI stitched circles. Twine.

A Flamingo Hello...

I have a quick card that I wanted to share with you today!

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I started by stamping a grid background and then adding a sentiment. I stamped the flamingo and then added some rhinestones and enamel dots.

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See? Super quick!

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

Supplies: SU! white and soft suede. Stamps: SU! off the grid. PTI some like it hot and tropics. Inks: SU! soft suede. PTI hibiscus burst. Memento black. Other: SU! candy dots and rhinestones.

SAF Impressionism...

So our next challenge was impressionism. And I will say that the results are beautiful! But man, did it take some time to do. When I finished, I wasn’t so sure that I would ever want to do this again but overall I am very pleased.

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This technique is very long so I would suggest watching the video that Melissa Phillips did to give it a try yourself. My one suggestion is to use watercolor paper for both the card front and the card base. She says you can use cardstock for both parts but I didn’t find that worked too well and had to start over on the flowers. And then when I did used cardstock for the base, it warped because of the water.

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Next up – get your green jacket cause we are going to the Masters!

Hello For The AYSI...

Welcome to a new As You See It Challenge! We have a fun sketch for you today!

#139 Jul 15 16

I started with my sunburst stamp set and randomly stamped the images in a variety of colors. Then I ran the cardstock thru the linen plate and cropped two of the corners.

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I die cut “hello” out of crumbcake 3 times and then one time out of some patterned vellum. I stacked them all up with the vellum on top. I thought the pattern kind of mimicked my sunburst stamps.  I added some thread and layered everything together with some candy dots for the finishing touches.

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Be sure to play along with us! You have two weeks and can link up your card HERE!

Thanks for stopping by! I am off for the weekend and will be back on Monday!

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crumbcake. Patterned vellum. Stamps: Clearly Besotted sunburst. Dies: PTI noted and linen impression plate. Inks: SU! pear pizzazz, pink pirouette, wisteria wonder, calypso coral, marina mist and crushed curry. Other: SU! candy dots.

Retro Rubber Challenge #42 part two...

Welcome to the second week of the Retro Rubber Challenge to use brads and/or eyelets! I am playing along again this time with a sketch from Sunday Stamps.


I die cut the tag after adding a bit of washi tape at the bottom. Then I stamped the sentiment and added the butterflies.

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I ran the tag thru the linen impression plate and added the eyelet and twine. I die cut a stitched rectangle out of vintage cream linen cardstock and adhered to the card base.

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Then I popped the tag up according to the sketch and was done. Be sure to play along with the Retro Rubber Challenge and link up HERE!

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

Supplies: CS: SU! crumbcake. PTI white and vintage cream linen. Stamps: Altenew painted butterflies. Inks: SU! daffodil delight. Memento black. Dies: PTI tag sale 9 and linen impression plate. Other: Eyelet and thread.