Just Because

Butterfly Sketches For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a sketch challenge.

#272 4.8.2022

I started by using my butterfly cover plate which has five rows of butterflies.  Perfect for this sketch!  I adhered it to a crumbcake card base and added the sentiment.

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I punched some bitty butterflies in bright colors and then adhered randomly.  A bit of bling completes the card.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! crumbcake and brights dsp.  Dies:  PTI linen and butterfly cover plate.  SU! bitty butterfly punch.  Stamps:  PTI bitty butterflies.  Other:  rhinestones.


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.


Retro Rubber Challenge 178...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s Anything Goes!

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I actually started this card for another challenge and never used it so I dug it out and finished it off for this challenge.

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I stamped a brushstroke of granny apple green and added a leaf vine in granny apple green as well.  I stamped the flower image in granny apple green, highland heather and gorgeous grape and then die cut.

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I die cut the sentiment strip and then adhered everything together.  I added a few bits of bling for interest.  The stamps I used were all retro and from 2015 – PTI brushed off, choose joy and bitty bouquets.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! granny apple green.  Inks:  SU! granny apple green, highland heather and gorgeous grape.  Stamps:  PTI brushed off (2015), choose joy (2015) and bitty bouquets (2015).  Dies:  PTI linen plate and bitty bouquets.  MFT blueprints 10, 15 and 20.


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.


Retro Rubber Challenge 177...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a tic tac toe challenge!  I opted for pattern paper/die cut/4X4.

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I cut down my pale papaya cardstock to 4 inches by 4 inches and ran through the linen impression plate.  I also die cut a white card front so that I can use as my background.  I die cut some pattern paper and adhered to the card front.

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I stamped, colored and die cut the flowers and popped up on the card front after I had wrapped some twine and added the sentiment.  The sentiment is my retro stamp which is from Clearly Besotted 2015.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! pale papaya, and daffodil afternoon dsp.  Stamps:  SU! Nature’s Harvest.  CB Message Me (2015).  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  MFT mini scalloped stitched squares.  SU! stitched rectangles and harvest dies.  Inks:  SU! blends – flirty flamingo, pale papaya, crumbcake, mango melody and mossy meadow.  Other:  twine.


Retro Rubber Challenge 176...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s time for a sketch challenge.

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I started by die cutting three chairs in sahara sand, granny apple green, and misty moonlight.  I used some misty moonlight and sahara sand inks to create the horizontal piece that the sketch required.

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I added some linen thread, the chairs and the sentiment (from my SU! colorful seasons stamps circa 2017) and was done!

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! watercolor paper, sahara sand, misty moonlight and granny apple green.  Stamps:  SU! colorful seasons (2017).  Dies:  SU! seasonal layers.  MFT blueprints 13.  Inks:  SU! sahara sand and misty moonlight.  Other:  SU! linen thread.


A Snowman In Winter...

I have not played along with any challenges in I don’t know how long but mojo struck so I thought I would give it a try!  I am playing along with the sketch from The Paper Players and the colors from The Card Concept.  It’s a clean and layered card and I am quite pleased with the results.

I started with stamping the fence in Sahara sand and soft suede directly on the card base.  I stamped the snowman in London fog and added the hat, arms, and face before die cutting it. 

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I stamped, cut and then added the bits of garland and a couple of birds to the fence before adding the snowdrift and snowman.  The sentiment is contrary to a snowman’s wishes – he would want cold blessings!

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This card really came together for both challenges – the sketch showcases the colors and wintery inspiration for the card.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! real red.  Inks:  Memento London fog and black.  SU! soft suede, Sahara sand, mossy meadow, real red and pumpkin pie.  Dies:  MFT stitched snowdrifts.  PTI linen plate and fence line – winter.  Memory Box resting birds.  Stamps:  PTI fence line – winter and just sentiments – warmth.


Retro Rubber Challenge 174...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a color challenge to kick off the new year and we are using colors from the 1950s.  We have to use three of these five colors – pastel pink/yellow/green/blue/turquoise.

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I opted for four of the colors and took advantage of using some 1950s style stamps as well.  These stamps are all from Pink Persimmon’s Hello Vintage Girl (2011), Style Girl (2012) and Classic Pattern (2013).  I stamped all the images and then colored in the scissors and the very stylish lady.

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I die cut using a curved stitched die and then popped it up on a mint macaron base and was done!

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  SU! mint macaron.  Stamps:  Pink Persimmon Hello Vintage Girl (2011), Style Girl (2012) and Classic Pattern (2013).  Inks:  SU! blends:  ivory, crumbcake, flirty flamingo, seaside spray, so saffron and mint macaron.  Dies:  MFT blueprints 22.  PTI linen plate.


Retro Rubber Challenge 171...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a color challenge to use brown, orange, yellow and purple on your card.

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I started by stamping trees?, leaves? from my Simon Says Stamp One With Nature stamp set from 2015.  I colored using the required colors and then die cut the images.

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I stamped the sentiment and then ran the card base thru the linen plate before adding the images and a few dots.  Easy peasy.  Clean and simple.

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  SSS one with nature (2015).  Inks:  SU! Blends – crumbcake, purple posy, daffodil delight and pumpkin pie.  Dies:  SSS one with nature.  Other:  Dots.


Toad-ally AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a speed challenge to make a silly or funny card.

#259 9.17.2021

I would say I went with punny and maybe a bit silly.  I stamped this crazy frog image and colored with my alcohol markers.

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I die cut the image, popped it up and added the sentiment.  I ran everything thru my linen plate and added a bit of seam binding to finish the card off.  I used 9 minutes and 30 seconds. 

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Supplies:  CS: PTI white.  Stamps:  Art Impressions frog set.  Dies:  Lil Inker wonky dies.  PTI linen plate.  Inks:  SU! Granny apple green and poppy parade.  Ribbon:  SU! Pear pizzazz seam binding ribbon.