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Challenge #137

School’s out forever. School’s been blown to pieces. No more pencils. No more books, yea. No more teachers dirty looks. It is the time when they release the small people back into the world. Are your kids out of school yet? We have another week left here. Better get crafting while you still have time!  Ha!  Really just so darn excited to see what you all do with this unique sketch challenge.

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And now, inspiration from our talented design team:

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We hope you will enjoy playing along with our challenge!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Things to remember:

  • The linky closes at 11:55pm PST on Wednesday June 29th 2016
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but the main elements of the sketch must be part of your project to be eligible for winning
  • Please include a link back to our As You See It Challenges in your post. If uploading to public galleries use Keyword AYSI137
  • You are welcome to combine challenges
  • Have Fun!!
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Featured Artist – 136!

Our entries this week were as varied as…well, as varied as there are different kinds of dads! I’m sure you can find a design among them that would please your dad! As good as all of them were, two caught our eye this week:

Our top pick this week was:

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Ashwini

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Ashwini’s card was an elegant and skillful design in shades of navy and white. We were so impressed with the stamping and colouring techniques used on this effective project.

This week our Featured Artist is

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Tenia Nelson

 

Tenia’s wise old owl was a hit with the Design Team. We also loved the watercolouring effect, the washi tape overlaid with stitches and her choice of design paper! A perfect design if your dad is famous for his wisdom!

Congratulations to both Tenia and Ashwini!

Join us tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

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Challenge #136

Its the month to celebrate Dads. Dads really do play such a unique role in families and it’s really nice to celebrate all they do, did, and continue to do. Do you have Dads in your world right now?  Your own Dad? Or a Dad of your child/children? What about a Dad that you know who does everything he knows how to for his kids?  Here’s your chance to give him a nudge and tell him how great he is.

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And now, inspiration from our talented design tea

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We hope you will enjoy playing along with our challenge!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Things to remember:

  • The linky closes at 11:55pm PST on Wednesday June 15th 2016
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but the main elements of the sketch must be part of your project to be eligible for winning
  • Please include a link back to our As You See It Challenges in your post. If uploading to public galleries use Keyword AYSI136
  • You are welcome to combine challenges
  • Have Fun!!
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Featured Artist – 135!

It was so exciting to see all those entries this time around! I think that having two weeks to do the challenge gives everyone more opportunity to participate! And wow, was it ever hard to choose two winners this week, they were all so good! Seriously!

Our top pick this week was:

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LeAnne Pugliese

LeAnne’s card made us all smile! She has used colour so effectively, with her flower and creating texture in the background. The Design Team all loved the shiny gold die cut reminding everyone to Smile! A very lovely design!

This week our Featured Artist is

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dj

 

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dj’s card is simple but effective. The Design Team loved the black, white and red palette and the great choices of paper and washi tape. The little pop of red on the anchor is the perfect touch!

Congratulations to both dj and LeAnne!

Join us tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

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Challenge #135

Here we are headed into the May long weekend (in Canada and the States anyways). A sure sign that summer is practically around the corner. Do you feel like it was just Christmas?  Is it just me that seems like time is on hyperdrive?  Hopefully you’re able to enjoy your long weekend and find some time to do some creating, especially with this fun sketch. Just a reminder that we are moving to a two week challenge, so you have lots of time to join us :)

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And now, inspiration from our talented design team:

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We hope you will enjoy playing along with our challenge!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Things to remember:

  • The linky closes at 11:55pm PST on Wednesday June 1st 2016
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but the main elements of the sketch must be part of your project to be eligible for winning
  • Please include a link back to our As You See It Challenges in your post. If uploading to public galleries use Keyword AYSI135
  • You are welcome to combine challenges
  • Have Fun!!
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Featured Artist – 134!

It was so exciting to see all those entries this time around! I think that having two weeks to do the challenge gives everyone more opportunity to participate! And wow, was it ever hard to choose two winners this week, they were all so good! Seriously!

Our top pick this week was:

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LeAnne Pugliese

Look at that awesome DIY design paper that LeAnne created with the All About Everything stamp set! We loved the colours she chose and that yummy bow at the bottom!

This week our Featured Artist is

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Anni

 

I’m not certain, but I think that this might be a spinner card! At any rate, the Design Team fell in love with that adorable coffee monster, and the way Anni so skillfully coloured it in. The curved corners at the top, the crisp stitched circles and the beautiful colours all combined to make this our choice for Featured Artist.

Congratulations to both Anni and LeAnne!

Join us tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

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Challenge #134

Change can be hard. Change can also be good. Change can also be used to buy new crafting goodies.

The moral of the story though, is that change happens and we must be adaptable and flexible to the changes that come our way.  Here at AYSI, we are going through a change.  We will be moving from a weekly challenge to a bi-weekly challenge.  The good news is that gives all our players more time to play along with us.  We hope that you continue to enjoy the challenges that we create and be inspired by the inspiration from our designers.

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And now, inspiration from our talented design team:

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Jan

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We hope you will enjoy playing along with our challenge!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Things to remember:

  • The linky closes at 11:55pm PST on Wednesday May 18th 2016
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but the main elements of the sketch must be part of your project to be eligible for winning
  • Please include a link back to our As You See It Challenges in your post. If uploading to public galleries use Keyword AYSI134
  • You are welcome to combine challenges
  • Have Fun!!
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Featured Artist – 133!

Thanks for all your entries this week! I’m still loving that soft colour palette and it was lovely to see all the different themes you chose.

Our top pick this week was:

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Chrissie Stokes

We were happy to see that Chrissie used not only the colours from the challenge but also the inspiration picture to guide her design. Her images are beautifully coloured and we loved the background texture!

This week our Featured Artist is

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LeAnne Pugliese

 

Again, colour and texture play a huge role in this effective design by LeAnne. The Design Team really loved the stamped texture on the blue banner and the way the embossing folder was used to make the white flag on her card. The use of horizontal and vertical elements really complimented each other in creating this great masculine design!

Congratulations to both LeAnne and Chrissie!

Join us tomorrow for a brand new challenge!

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Challenge #133

UPDATE: Please accept our sincerest apologies regarding the technical difficulties that were not allowing you, our wonderful players to submit your creations. Because of the “challenging” nature of the difficulties of this past weekend, we have extended the time for you to enjoy playing with our sweet colour challenge.  Please feel free to play and add your projects until Wednesday May 4th.

These soft colours are just right for a nursery, but they will be amazing in many different designs as well! We can hardly wait to see what you do with them.

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And now, inspiration from our talented design team members:

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We hope you will enjoy playing along with our challenge!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Things to remember:

  • The linky closes at 11:55pm PST on Wednesday May 4th 2016
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch, but the main elements of the sketch must be part of your project to be eligible for winning
  • Please include a link back to our As You See It Challenges in your post. If uploading to public galleries use Keyword AYSI133
  • You are welcome to combine challenges
  • Have Fun!!

We apologize for the technical difficulties with our linky. 

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Featured Artist – 132!

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but we’re having really warm, summery weather around here! Totally uncharacteristic of our part of the world at this time of year. So the beach theme of this sketch challenge was certainly appropriate for this week. We enjoyed looking at all your entries, but funnily enough, neither of the two top picks were remotely beachy!

Our top pick this week was:

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Tenia Nelson

We loved the splashy colours, the cute sentiment and images, all contrasting with the newspaper print at the top! Thanks for such a fun card, Tenia!

This week our Featured Artist is

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Teresa Kline

 

Teresa has gone all out with those water-coloured hearts and lovely colours. The Design Team were impressed with the water-colour technique and the cute stitched hearts.

Congratulations to both Teresa and Tenia!

Join us tomorrow for a brand new challenge!