Lemony Sunshine For AYSI...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a fill in the blank!  The thing I love most about summer is spending time with friends and family and enjoying a nice cold drink!

#304 7.28.23

I dug out my brand new Stampin’ Up! So Refreshing stamp set to make this card.  I stamped the images and then die cut them.  I wanted to use summery colors – yellows for the summer sunshine and purple for summer flowers. aysi 304 1

I started with a light lemon lolly gingham background to set the scene.  Then I added a sprig of flowers and the cloth while layering everything else up.  What is your favorite thing about summer?  I look forward to seeing what you create! aysi 304 2

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and highland heather.  Stamps:  SU! so refreshing.  PTI just sentiments summer.  MFT gingham background.  Dies:  SU! so refreshing.  PTI linen plate.  Inks:  SU! highland heather, daffodil delight, granny apple green, lemon lolly and pecan pie.

Retro Rubber Challenge 211...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a tic tac toe and I opted for emboss, die cut and beach.

RRCB 211

I started by stamping a post in crumbcake and then heat embossing the lines onto the post.  I added some sand and grasses to build the beach scene.  These are from Papertrey Ink’s fence line summer stamps from 2018. rrcb 211 1

I stamped a bucket, die cut, popped it up and added the sentiment (from PTI’s floating by circa 2022).  A beachy one-layer card – easy peasy! rrcb 211 2

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  PTI fence line summer (2018) and floating by (2022).  Inks:  SU! parakeet party, crumbcake, mossy meadow and Sahara sand.  Dies:  PTI linen plate and fence line summer.  Other:  SU! early espresso embossing powder.

Retro Rubber Challenge 209...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a theme challenge to make a card with summer related stamps and/or paper!

RRCB 209

I started by stamping some lemons using my The Greetery Lemon Blossom stamp set from 2019.  The rest of the design team all went with a fruit theme so I had to follow along.  There is nothing better than a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer day (unless it’s an ice cold beer!)! rrcb 209 1

I die cut the images and a cutout in the white card front.  I used parakeet party as my base and then added the sentiment and the die cuts.  A few dots finish the card! rrcb 209 2

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and parakeet party.  Stamps:  The Greetery lemon blossom (2019).  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  The Greetery lemon blossom.  SU! split card textures.  Inks:  SU! pineapple punch, lemon lolly, parakeet party and lemon lime twist.  Other:  dots.

Retro Rubber Challenge 161...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  Get inspired by the picture – colors or images.

RRCB 161

I focused on the delicious looking purple ice cream firmly believing it has to be huckleberry ice cream.  That stuff is good! rrcb 161 1

I stamped the popsicle image from Reverse Confetti’s Let’s Chill stamp set from 2015.  I colored with my purple blends – making some wavy lines and stripes.  I added the sentiment and was done. rrcb 161 2

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  RC let’s chill (2015).  Inks:  SU! Blends – crumbcake, purple posy and highland heather.  Chalks.

Retro Rubber Challenge 136...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber and we are all about the summer!

RRCB 136

As I was getting ready to make my card, I noticed a couple of my teamies used flip flops and had the same sentiment so I made it a trio because I couldn’t resist! rrcb 136 1 (529x640)

I started by chalking a sun on the card base.  Then I die cut the flip flops and sunglasses out of fun colored paper and adhered to the card. rrcb 136 2 (640x425)

Finally I added the sentiment (from my PTI flipping out stamp set from 2012) and was done.

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, mango melody, granny apple green, lovely lipstick, smokey slate.  Dies:  PTI linen and flipping out.  MFT geek is chic glasses.  Stamps:  PTI flipping out (2012).

Retro Rubber Challenge #92...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber!  We are all about summer for this challenge.


I went with my usual super clean and simple.  I stamped a sun from the SU! Over the Rainbow set (2015) and added some sweet sunglasses (SSS Flip Flop Season – 2015) to it. rrcb 92 1 (568x640)

I stamped a fun sentiment, ran the card thru my linen impression plate and added a few rhinestones. rrcb 92 2 (640x595)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Stamps:  SU! over the rainbow (2015).  SSS flip flop season (glasses and sentiment) (2015).  Inks:  SU! daffodil delight.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.

Fun In The Sun...

It’s a fun new challenge at As You See It!  It’s an interesting sketch so play along with us!

#153 6.30.17

I started by stenciling some small circles on my card stock and then cut the card stock apart before adhering to my base. aysi 153 1 (640x519)

Then I die cut two sets of glasses and used some silver card stock for the glass.  I adhered them to the card, added my sentiment and was done. aysi 153 2 (640x387)

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, basic black, crushed curry, and brushed silver.  Inks:  SU! crushed curry.  Memento black.  Dies/Stencils:  MFT circle burst.  MFT geek is chic glasses.  Stamps:  SSS happy and smile.

We Three Ships...

Today’s card was made for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge. And it caused great debate over what I should call this post – We Three Ships or Sail On. You can see what I decided on above – lol!

I am calling these ships The Nina, The Pinta, and the Santa Maria. I remembered the names but had to google them to double check myself. It’s amazing what information sticks in your head from grade school! I believe my teachers would be proud! cts 1 (511x640)

So I die cut these ships and placed them on a wave that I cut out of a larger piece of beachy paper. I added the sentiment and was done with my card. Thanks to the Commodores, my earworm is Sail On. Go forth and sing my friends! cts 2 (640x458)

A HUGE Thank You to Cecile for choosing THIS card as the Queen of Clean at Freshly Made Sketches! I was shocked and thrilled!!

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Supplies: CS: SU! sahara sand. Paper from my July 2015 Simon Says Stamp card kit. Dies: SSS sailboat. MFT scenic safari dies. Stamps: SSS flip flop season.

Retro Rubber Challenge #44 part two...

Welcome to the second week of the Retro Rubber Challenge! It’s all about color – aqua and lime green to be exact. Aqua = water and lime green = Rio. I am continuing my Olympic theme by basically finding a way to make every card I post this week relate to the Olympics!


This card actually relates really well – with a beach towel! I started by using some distress inks to water color some sand. Then I attached different colored stripes to a white card base and added a mixture of twine for the fringe. rrcb 44 1 (536x640)

I did a bit of scoring on the beach towel, added a little wink of stella on the sand (it’s hard to see) and some bling. This would be a perfect little towel to use at the Copacabana beach that I keep hearing about. Every time they say Copacabana – I start singing the song! rrcb 44 2 (640x435)

And speaking of little towels – I think this one is about the size that the synchronized divers were using! It’s your turn! Be sure to play along with the challenge and link up your card HERE!

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Supplies: CS: Watercolor paper. PTI kraft. PTI new leaf, Hawaiian shores, and aqua mist. Stamps: PTI flipping out. Other: SU! candy dots and rhinestones.

Retro Rubber Challenge #43...

Welcome to a new challenge at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog! We have a fun anything goes with a summer theme this time! Just use anything summer and you are good to go!


I opted to use this fun set from Lawn Fawn called Happy Summer. I have had it for a couple of years and have never used it! rrcb 43 1 (550x640)

I stamped the ants and sentiment. Then I added the watermelon and colored in with markers. I am using the sketch from this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch challenge to put it all together. rrcb 43 2 (640x302)

I added a bit of pink gingham, to remind me of a picnic, and a bit of pear pizzazz under the white. Plus I thought those colors also followed the look of a watermelon!

Now it’s your turn! Be sure to ink up something fun and summery and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today! My posting will be a bit sporadic over the next few weeks. I plan to play along with the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire day this weekend so I will be posting quite a bit then. But then it will be just a post here and there after that for a bit, so please bear with me until I am back to posting on a regular schedule.

Supplies: CS: PTI white and hibiscus burst gingham. SU! pear pizzazz and crumbcake. Stamps: Lawn Fawn happy summer. Inks: SU! old olive, pear pizzaz and melon mambo. Dies: PTI linen impression plate.