Retro Rubber Challenge 126...

It’s a new challenge for a new year at Retro Rubber!  The challenge is to make a winter themed card.  I thought this would be easy until I couldn’t come up with anything!  Luckily, I had a meeting this past weekend where a friend showed off her collection of wreaths.  One of them was a snowflake wreath so I used that for my inspiration.

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I started by drawing a circle and then stamping a variety of snowflake stamps around it.  I used colors that I used on this card that I made a few weeks ago.  These stamps were from my Simon Says Stamp Lots of Snowflakes stamps from 2014. rrcb 126 1 (584x640)

I added the sentiment from my Penny Black Yuletide Wishes stamp set from 2016 and decided to put the stamp a bit to the right.  I moved it around the circle, in and out of the circle and ultimately liked it where it ended up. rrcb 126 2 (640x436)

I added a few rhinestones and some twine before adhering to a card base of soft sky.

Play along and link up HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white and soft sky.  Stamps:  SSS lots of snowflakes (2014).  Penny Black yuletide wishes (2016).  Inks:  SU! baja breeze, pool party and soft sky.  Other:  Rhinestones.  SU! pool party twine.  PTI linen impression plate.

Fill In The AYSI Blank...

It’s a new challenge at As You See It and it is a fill in the blank.  (that I got to create!)  My go to die or punch that I use most often is the linen impression plate.  But I think you all could have guessed that!  I love it because it adds a smidge of texture and makes the card feel a little more upscale.

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I did a one layer card so I could show off the linen plate.  I added snowflakes and circles in soft colors and then ran the card thru the linen plate.  Even though it is hard to see! aysi 209 1 (546x640)

I stamped the sentiment, die cut it, and popped it up on the card. aysi 209 2 (640x459)

It's always a bit difficult to see the texture from the linen plate so here is a picture of what it looks like. aysi 209 3 (640x474)

Link up HERE to play along!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  PTI white.  Inks:  SU! pink pirouette, pool party, sweet sugarplum, wisteria wonder, pear pizzazz and so saffron.  Dies:  PTI linen impression plate.  MFT washi tape.  Stamps:  CB sunburst.  SSS lots of snowflakes and inside holiday greetings.


Welcome to a new As You See It Challenge!  Since we are just about to the New Year, our theme is sparkle!  And what could be more sparkly than glitter?  Glitter…the gift that keeps on giving!

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I started by using some Bermuda Bay glitter paper and die cutting a hat. And now I officially have glitter everywhere on my table! aysi 166 1 (563x640)

I die cut a scalloped panel and ran it and the card base thru my linen impression plate.  I added the sentiment and then attached the glitter hat.  A cute white fuzzy ball added some dimension and kept the die cut from looking like a mailbox – lol! aysi 166 2 (640x469)

I popped the panel up on the card base and was done!  Be sure to join us!  Link up your sparkles HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:  CS:  SU! white, Bermuda Bay cardstock and glitter paper.  Stamps:  PTI two feet deep.  Dies:  MFT warm and fuzzy, mini scallop stitched rectangles.  PTI linen impression plate. 

Retro Rubber Challenge #54 part two...

There’s still time for you to play along with the Retro Rubber Challenge! Just use snow on a card and you are good to go!


This is one of those cards that looked so much better in my head! I used white ink to stamp the snow flakes and add snow to the branches and you can hardly see either in the pictures. I tried several different ways to photo and maybe the lesson here is to use white embossing powder or invest in better white ink! rrcb 54 3 (522x640)

Anyway, I started with my tree images in green and then added the white.   I added the sentiment and then die cut the square. A little bit of washi and the card was done. rrcb 54 4 (640x493)

Link up your cards HERE!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white and soft stone. Stamps: Altenew pine tree and snowing. PTI Christmas critter sentiments. Dies: PTI linen impression plate. MFT cross stitch squares. Inks: SU! old olive. PTI fresh snow. Memento black. Other: SU! washi tape.

Retro Rubber Challenge #54...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge!  We have a theme challenge to use snow on your card! And don’t forget to use a stamp older than one year!


I opted to use paper that had snow on it and die cut a double stitched circle. Then I die cut a couple of mittens out of some coordinating paper and added a string of pearls to the edge of each of them. rrcb 54 1 (525x640)

I stamped the sentiment (from the PTI Winter Hills circa 2012) and then used a washi tape die to die cut the cream linen paper. I added a piece of perfect plum (that I also die cut with the washi tape) underneath to help the sentiment stand out a bit. A few enamel dots and pearls finished off the card. rrcb 54 2 (640x322)

Be sure to break out your old stamps, whip up a card and join us! Link your beauty HERE!!

I am also entering the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge as it gave me the extra inspiration I needed for this card!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI vintage linen cream. SU! perfect plum. Cosmo Cricket mitten weather. Stamps: PTI winter hills. Dies: MFT warm and fuzzy, double stitched circles, and washi tape. Other: SU! enamel dots and pearls.

We Are Back...As You See It Challenge...

Welcome to a new challenge at As You Can See It! We are so excited to be back in business with this challenge! It’s been a long haul with our old website being hacked and having data corrupted all of which you can read about at our challenge site!

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But we are back and ready to go with our first challenge! Which just happens to be a favorite of mine – a sketch challenge!!  I started with some pattern paper to die cut two squares that I layered and a fishtail flag. aysi 141 1 (640x496)

I added a sentiment, some bling, and a button and twine! An easy sketch that is only limited by your imagination! Be sure to join us with our re-launch! Link up your card HERE! aysi 141 2 (640x432)

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

Supplies: PTI kraft, white and December monthly moments. Dies: MFT pierced squares, pierced fishtail flag, and washi tape. PTI linen impression plate. Stamps: PTI Christmas critters sentiments. Other: SU! button, twine and bling.

Dashing Thru The Snow...

We got about 6 inches of new snow over New Year’s and that prompted me to whip up an unusual snowflake card. 1 (640x494)

I used these “modern” looking snowflakes from the PTI stamp set called freshly fallen. I stamped in a variety of colors and then added a sentiment. 2 (640x428)

Between the colors and the images this card ends up being a bit retro – which I like!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white. Stamps: PTI freshly fallen. Inks: SU! calypso coral, marina mist, and pear pizzazz. Memento black. Dies: PTI linen impression plate.

Retro Rubber Challenge #32 part two...

Welcome to week two of the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog. It’s a winter theme, so just use wintery outdoor stuff and you are good to go! It was hard to feel like making something wintery since we have had above average temperatures here and that puts you in the mood for spring!


I started by stamping and die cutting a pair of skis from the PTI Two Feet Deep stamp set. Then I put together a sentiment from my Lawn Fawn love you smore stamps. And then die cut the oval and added to the card front. rrcb ss 1 (533x640)

Be sure to play along and link up your RRCB creations HERE. rrcb ss 2 (640x347)

I am using the sketch from Sunday Stamps and had a bit of fun turning it into a winter theme!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white. SU! crumbcake. Stamps: PTI two feet deep. Lawn Fawn love you smore. Inks: SU! crushed curry. Memento rich cocoa. Dies: MFT mini scallop stitched ovals.

Retro Rubber Challenge #32...

Welcome to a new Retro Rubber Challenge! Today is a theme challenge all about winter! Just use winter or outdoor themes and you are good to go! Don’t forget to mention how old your stamps are!


I used this cute snow angel image from the SU! Wonderful Winterland stamp set which came out in 2013.   I loved to make snow angels when I was a kid. So I stamped and colored this image and die cut with the mini stitched scallop circle die. rrcb 32 1 (528x640)

I made the background by using some distress inks randomly on my gingham background stamp and then applying to the white cardstock. I ran both the circle die cut and the card front thru the linen impression plate. I added some wild wasabi twine and the sentiment and then adhered to kraft cardstock. rrcb 32 2 (640x502)

Now it’s your turn to get crafty and link up your card HERE!

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

Supplies: CS: PTI white and kraft. Stamps: SU! wonderful winterland and happy scenes. MFT gingham background. Dies: MFT mini scallop stitched circles. PTI linen impression plate. Other: SU! wild wasabi twine. Distress inks. Colored pencils and gamsol.

Let's Get Cozy...

Welcome to a new As You See It Challenge! We have a fun sketch for you to try your hand at!

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I started by running a piece of mint macaron and my card base of tip top taupe thru the linen impression plate. Then I die cut the mint macaron into three stitched rectangles which I glued straight to the card base. aysi 120 1 (550x640)

I die cut a cap, mittens and mug out of pattern paper and early espresso and popped them up according to the sketch. I added the sentiment and was done. aysi 120 2 (640x371)

Now it’s your turn! Be sure to play along with this fun sketch and link up HERE!

I am also linking this card up to the Merry Monday challenge!

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

Supplies: CS: SU! white, early espresso, mint macaron and tip top taupe. Lawn Fawn sweater weather paper. Stamps: MFT let’s get cozy. Dies: MFT warm and fuzzy and horizontal stitched dies. PTI linen impression plate. Ink: SU! early espresso.