Friday, January 12, 2018

AYSI flowertime

Is it Spring YET?!?!

Here we are for another AYSI Challenge and I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring!  

Isn't this a great layout for some may of your card making needs?  

I used one of our new Sale-A-Bration stamp sets and then some patterned card fronts from old kits.  Quick and Easy, literally because I only had about 30 min to create this card from start to finish.  I'm excited to try to make a few more cards  this week with this layout.  

Thursday, December 28, 2017

It's Time TO SPARKLE!!!

AYSI It's Time to Sparkle!  

Everyone needs some sparkle in their life, right?  I know I do!  Sometimes it's just a sparkly accessory, sometimes it's a fancy top, sometimes it's just plain 'ole glitter (on a card of course).  

This week is another great theme week from AYSI!  It's all about the SPARKLE!  Use whatever sparkle ya got! 

Can you spot the sparkle?  How about the brand new items from Stampin' Up? This WHOLE project is full of them.  The background paper, the unicorn stamp, and the snazzy new alcohol markers.  All Stampin' Up and ALL brand new and ready for you to order on January 3rd.  Demos get the perk of early ordering.  :)  The background paper actually has glitter unicorns, plus glitter paper, plus shiny sequins!  So much sparkle in real life! 

So please play along with us this week at AYSI and upload your sparkling project: 

Friday, December 15, 2017

It's Snow Time

AYSI #165

Can you believe it?! Christmas is almost here!  Winter is for sure here in Michigan, as I type this the snowflakes that are coming down are the size of half dollars!  

This is a great layout for all you that are still working on your Christmas cards, the balance is amazing!!  

I of course followed the winter theme!  Are you not loving the accessories from the holiday catalog?!?  I sure am, need to stock up before they go back in the vault.  ;) 

Have a fabulous holiday season!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

It's Color Combo Time!

AYSI Color Challenge!

Check out this weeks challenge!  It's color time!  Create a card using these colors or if you don't have these exact color ones that are close to them.  You must use all 3 on your card.  

Man, this mermaid stamp set is amazing to color with!  I'm really loving the set and whipped up this card for a special little mermaid girls that will be turning 12 soon! 

For the card I stamped on watercolor paper in black then colored using both watercolor pencils and SU!s new blendies!  For the background I freestyle with watercolor pencils, aqua painter, and stamps.  
Hope you enjoy it! 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Almost Christmas time!

'Tis Almost the Season?!?

It's time for another AYSI Challenge.  This week we have a great layout that can be used for so many different occasions but I went ahead and focused on winter.  

I went ahead and colored the back of vellum with SU!'s new alcohol markers then stamped on the front.  I also colored the back of the vellum snowflakes to give them a winter effect.  

Of course, what's a winter card without some glitter paper!!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

AYSI Creepy Challenge

It's another AYSI challenge!  This weeks challenge is SCARY!  That is the theme of the week, ya know because of Halloween coming up and everything.  

I made a not-so-scary card for this week.  It's going to be sent out to a cute little two year old in my life.  :) 

Using 1/2 sheet of shimmer white paper I cut strips and then used my stampin' blends to color the edges to give it a bit more detail.  Then using some circle punches I made some eyes.  Does anyone else remember when punch art was the rage in stamping?!?! 

Hope you have a great Halloween and play along with AYSI! 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

AYSI Speed Stampin' Shades of Orange!

It's Speed Stampin TIME!!!  This challenge you are required to only use shades of orange and neutrals (Black, Ivory, White). You will have a 10  min time limit to create, hence the speed stamping!  

Here is my creation!  I took a solid stamp and stamped it one by one in 5 different shades of orange.  Then I stamped the trees on top and greeting on the bottom.  I ended having to do it over due to smearing but it took me a total of 9 min for the two cards.  Ha, well, when your speed stamping make sure your ink is dry first.  ;)