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.  ;) 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Summer like AYSI!

What do a circle, brad, stripes, dark blue, and a bird have in common?!?!  It's not a riddle it's your challenge this week!  
If you choose to accept it, which I hope you do please use these items in your design and follow your inspiration.  I wandered around my stamp room and came up with a beachy design. 



So this card may bring you back to the old school.  Remember when we used to always use velum overlays?  I watercolored the card and then layered it up added the necessary brad and here you go!  It was great to have a challenge and use some items that I haven't in a long time, I'll admit the stripes and the brad threw me for a loop! 

Friday, September 8, 2017

AYSI September

It's time for another AYSI Challenge!  



I really like the fanciness of this layout that Amanda created.  Wedding invitations come to mind!  Simple thank you cards or even photo Christmas cards.  







For my card I kept it more simple, big surprise ;) It just seems to be my stamping style these days I guess!  However, I did make my own ink pad to stamp the leafs.  I'll add some pictures of the ink pad I made later.  

Friday, August 25, 2017

AYSI 8/25/2017

AYSI Challenge #157

Really 157 challenges, how crazy is that?!?!
  Check out this great layout! Love it and it's easy to use variability! 



Here is what I came up with this week.   I'd say I was more inspired by the sketch and following it to a t.  I really departed about something else to the left of the circle but decided in the end not to.  Once again I created a somewhat simple and easy to recreate card to share with all of you!



Hope you all have a great week and enjoy the last couple weeks of summer! 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

As You See It Challenge: Color Challenge

It's time for a color challenge!  How about this combo that Amanda whipped up for us?!? I would of never come up with this great combo, but I love it!  

For this weeks challenge you must use all three colors or their equivalent if you don't have the Stampin' Up! colors.  Elegant Eggplant, Real Red, Lemon Lime Twist are the three up to bat for this challenge.  


What to know something interesting?!?  Years ago, like 17 years ago when I was in college I used to be a very fancy detailed stamper, glitter on EVERYTHING.  How times change and I've found a simpler style lately.  Don't get me wrong I still love a detailed card, but something about quick and simple has been calling my name.  On this card I inked up my leaf stamp with Lemon Lime Twist and then took a sponge filled with Eggplant and lightly sponged the one side, then stamped it on my cardstock.  I almost always stamp in 3s, so using two of each image is new for me, but I think it works just fine! 

Thanks for checking out my project and please play along with week at AYSI! 

Thursday, July 27, 2017

AYSI: When My Mojo Is GONE!

Have you ever lost your craft mojo?  Never?!?! Yeah, we all lose it from time to time.  This week it's time to be honest about it, what do you do to lose your MOJO? 


My answer is to One Sheet Wonder!  Do you know One Sheet Wonder?  This goes WAY back to SU! earlier days when we would take a sheet of 12x12 white paper and stamp all over it, then cut it up into useable pieces for scrapbooking and card making.  If you look on Pinterest there are a lot of layout ideas for them. By taking your mind off of creating and simply stamping it frees up your creativity, I feel anyway.  Give it a shot sometime! 

Easy peasy!  I just added the thank you and the ribbon to make it into a layout and useable card.  What will you create this week?