Vellum Does It...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It!  It’s a fill in the blank!  My favorite thing to do with vellum is emboss!

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I rarely use vellum, but when I do, I like to emboss it.  And then I wonder, why don’t I do this more often?  I started by stamping my image and coloring with alcohol markers.  I die cut the image and a piece of vellum to go over the top. aysi 310 1

I embossed the sentiment and then popped the whole thing over some gold thread and added some colored rhinestones.  What is your favorite way to use vellum? aysi 310 2

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, crumbcake and vellum.  Inks:  SU! blends – old olive, pumpkin pie, mango melody and crumbcake.  Stamps:  Gina K always autumn.  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  MFT mini scalloped stitched rectangles.  Other:  SU! gold thread and rhinestones.  Gold embossing powder.

Retro Rubber Challenge 196...

It’s a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  It’s a tic tac toe and I opted for the die cut/pumpkins/stripes.

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I started by stenciling diagonal stripes with Sahara sand on white cardstock.  I die cut the stripes using my mini scallop stitched rectangles. rrcb 196 1

I stamped the pumpkin in light pumpkin pie and then added the overlay stamp in a darker pumpkin pie.  I stamped the leaf and vine directly on the stripes and then popped up the pumpkin.  I added the sentiment and was done.  The stamps are from my Close To My Heart So Grateful stamp set that I have had for at least 10 years. rrcb 196 2

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Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and Sahara sand.  Inks:  SU! pumpkin pie, mossy meadow and Sahara sand.  Stamps:  CTMH So Grateful (10+ years old).  Dies:  PTI linen plate.  MFT mini scallop stitched rectangles.  MFT diagonal stripes stencil.

Retro Rubber Challenge 124...

It’s a new challenge at Retro Rubber.  A fun tic tac toe challenge and I chose the third row of pattern paper, butterflies and twine.

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I started with a die cut of pattern paper that I wrapped twine around. rrcb 124 1 (621x640)

I adhered to the card base, stamped the sentiment and added the sweet punched butterfly.  The stamp is from the PTI keep it simple thanksgiving from 2014. rrcb 124 2 (640x455)

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Supplies:  CS:  PTI fresh snow linen paper.  Lawn Fawn fall plaid.  Stamps:  PTI KIS thanksgiving (2014).  Dies:  MFT double stitched squares.  SU! butterfly punch.  Other:  twine and pearls.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today’s card is courtesy of the Card Concept. I loved their challenge image so I had to play along with a clean and layered card.

I started with a gingham background of soft suede. Then I die cut three sunflowers out of crushed curry and soft suede and added a few garden green leaves. cc 1 (522x640)

I adhered everything to the card front and added the sentiment. cc 2 (640x465)

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Eat lots of turkey!

Thanks for stopping by today! I am off until Monday to enjoy the long weekend!

Supplies: SU! white, garden green, crushed curry, and soft suede. Stamps: MFT gingham background. PTI KIS thanksgiving. Dies: MFT sunflower and royal leaves. Inks: SU! soft suede. Memento black.

Fall Sentiments For Brown Sugar...

It’s time for a new challenge at the Brown Sugar Challenge! This challenge is anything goes so be sure to join us! This week’s sponsor is Robyn’s Fetish.

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I am using one of the images from the Fall Sentiments stamp set. I kept my card really clean and simple to focus on the sentiment. We always should remember to be thankful! bsc 1118 1 (640x483)

I added a bit of color with some leaves across the sentiment and then ran the card thru the linen impression plate. bsc 1118 2 (640x338)

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Thanks for stopping by today! I am off for the weekend but will see you back here on Monday!

Supplies: PTI white. Stamps: Digi image Robyn’s Fetish. SU! perpetual birthday calendar. Inks: SU! cajun craze, crushed curry, perfect plum, pumpkin pie and old olive. Other: PTI linen impression plate.

Dotty Thanks...

Welcome to the new Retro Rubber challenge! This challenge is anything goes – so anything goes! Just make sure to use a stamp over one year old!


Today’s card is very CAS and fits with the Friday Mashup challenge as well. rrbc fm 1 (511x640)

I cut a piece of SU! happy haunting dsp at an angle and then added a border from tangelo twist. I stamped the sentiment (from a stamp I bought somewhere) on very vanilla and then backed it with another piece of tangelo twist. I layered everything up on a piece of soft suede cardstock. rrbc fm 2 (640x472)

A few rhinestones and that was it! Now, it is your turn! Be sure to play along with the Retro Rubber Challenge and link up HERE!


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Supplies: CS: SU! soft suede, very vanilla, tangelo twist, and happy haunting dsp. Other: SU! soft suede ink. PTI linen impression plate. Rhinestones. Stamp from stash.

Burnt Flamingos...

Hello all! Today’s card was made for two challenges – The Card Concept (inspiration) and RetroSketches (sketch).

I adhered some pattern paper at an angle onto the card base and then stamped the flamingo legs directly onto the pattern paper. After which I popped the flamingos up a bit on the pattern paper. I know that flamingos are traditionally pink but I think these may be on the burnt side of pink since I cut them from some cajun craze paper. rs cc 1 (548x640)

A little bling surrounds the flamingos and the sentiment was placed in the corner to help balance the card. rs cc 2 (640x437)

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

Supplies: CS: PTI rustic cream. SU! cajun craze. Pattern paper. Stamps/Dies: Reverse Confetti fabulous flamingos and dies. Reverse Confetti give thanks. Other: Memento black.

November Pals Blog Hop...


Welcome to the Pals November Blog Hop, we’re so thankful you stopped by.  This month we’re showcasing projects that feature Stampin’ Up! Thanksgiving and “Thank You” products.  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or you may have come from the previous blog on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you can enjoy each and every beautiful project.


Welcome! Today I made this fun clean and simple card for you! I started by using one of the Bohemian Borders to create the pattern on the very vanilla cardstock. I opted to use a bit of an ombre effect in my colors by using four dark inks and then four light inks. After stamping, I decided this card could use a bit of texture and instead of using an embossing folder, I pulled out my trusty simply scored scoring board and made a tiny grid pattern. nov blog hop 1 (528x640)

I spotlighted the sentiment made with the washi tape punch by adding a bit of Bermuda bay cardstock on the edges. A bit of silver cording and a mixture of rhinestones, candy dots, and enamel dots add a bit of bling to the card. Although I started off by using traditional Thanksgiving colors, the Bermuda bay brings a bit of an unexpected element to the card and gives it just the zing it needs! nov blog hop 2 (640x440)


Thanks for visiting.  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!


Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin' Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  5. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  6. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
  7. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  11. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  12. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  14. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  15. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  18. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  19. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs


Supplies: CS: SU! very vanilla, crumbcake, and Bermuda bay. Stamps: SU! Bohemian Borders and Teeny Tiny Wishes. Inks: SU! old olive, tangelo twist, Bermuda bay, delightful Dijon, pear pizzazz, pumpkin pie, pool party, crushed curry. Memento black. Other: SU! washi punch. Scoring tool. Candy dots, rhinestones, and Home for Christmas enamel dots. Silver cording trim.