Friday, December 3, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #264 - Fur & Feathers

You still have time to play with our Theme Challenge #264 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Dec. 8th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Challenge #264 - Fur & Feathers and Design Team Changes

Before I introduce today's Theme Challenge, we have a sad farewell and an exciting introduction to make!

This will be the last challenge on which Amy Jasper will be with our Design Team. Amy is so sad to say good-bye to As You See It, having been with us since the start of the Challenge Blog way back in 2013!! But she feels it is time for her to move on. I know we will all miss her amazing creativity. We can attribute our beautiful new graphics and also those gorgeous card samples every week to her outstanding design skills!!! Thank you for all you have done for As You See It Challenges, Amy, and we wish you the best for your future! Please check in with us from time to time!



But we also have some exciting news! We have a new Design Team member joining our team starting with this challenge! This new member has been a devoted follower of the As You See It Challenge blog for years and a great designer in her own right. We are excited to introduce you to the newest As You See It Design Team member, Heather Heroldt! 




Please leave both Amy and Heather some love in the comments!

Now on to our Theme Challenge! What makes more of a mark in our hearts than our pets? They are loyal, loving and always there for us. So as we head into the holiday season, we thought they deserved a shout out! How would you make a project honoring pets?


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Let's see what kind of pets the Design Team are honouring today:


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Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSI264 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about 'the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Winners for Challenge #263 - Recipe for Celebrating Neutrals

Oh, the texture and neutral yumminess of our last challenge!! Thanks to all of you who entered! We loved the way you embraced all the elements in the recipe and integrated them so creatively! Who knew that five elements could be combined in so many different and lovely ways? Well, actually, we did and it was a challenge to choose between them, but we managed and without further discussion, here are the winners of Challenge #263:

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Our Top Pick is: Tenia Nelson


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The fascinating line image of the reindeer (look at that expression!) against the texture of the vertical element and the black & white gingham background with little touches of silver created a great lesson in design! We loved the one word sentiment!! All the challenge elements were met in some unexpected ways and, as always, impeccable craftsmanship!


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Our Featured Artist is: Carol


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The Design Team loves surprises, and as we were wondering where the one word sentiment was in Carol's entry, that adorable little reindeer pops up and voila: Joy!! Aside from that creative secret, there is so much texture and neutral richness in Carol's design, and that reindeer die creates such a crowd pleaser, am I right? What a cool way of combining the five  challenge elements!

                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:




Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Theme Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.    

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

You Still Have a Few Hours to Play Challenge #263 - Recipe for Celebrating Neutrals

You still have a few hours left to play with our Recipe Challenge #263 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



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The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 24th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, November 19, 2021

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #263 - Recipe for Celebrating Neutrals

You still have time to play with our Recipe Challenge #263 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?



as you see it challenge #263



The Challenge will close on Wednesday, Nov. 24th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, November 12, 2021

Challenge #263 - Recipe for Celebrating Neutrals

How do you react to neutral tones? Are they the back up team or the main stage event? Design Team Member Jan has devised a Recipe Challenge to bring neutrals into the limelight. You have to include all the elements in the recipe on your creation, but how you do that is up to you! Have fun and commence cooking!!


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We are so pleased to welcome our fourth guest designer, Janet Katz, (who was our Featured Artist on Challenge #261) for this challenge.

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Let's see how the Design Team has combined their elements:

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heather




jan




jane





Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Use every element in the recipe, but the possibilities within those parameters are endless.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can send you lots of feedback. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use AYSI#263 when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Winners for Challenge #262 - Summing Up Christmas

Oh, my goodness!  I knew stampers were passionate about Christmas but our latest Fill In The Blank Challenge #262 - Summing Up Christmas produced many beautiful entries! To say we had difficulties picking the winners would be an understatement! Just a note about future Fill in the Blank Challenges you might want to enter: Please make sure to let us know in your blog or entry somewhere what WORD or WORDS you used to fill in the blank! We had several entries we couldn't consider, as lovely as they were, because they didn't tell us how they filled in the blank. 

Without further ado, I want to introduce you to our winners! Here they are: 


We had a tie for Top Pick: 

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Our first Top Pick is: Sherri Thacker

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Sherri's patience and persistence paid off as she experimented to create the perfect night sky and brilliant star beam as a background to the amazing wise men die cuts she used. The perspective in the card is unusual and very evocative and puts that star right in the focal plane!

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Our second Top Pick is: Mary Deatherage

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Mary's words to fill in the blank were Christmas Trees and she used the cutest die cuts to accomplish the illustration of her idea! These whimsical trees were the focal point of a snowflake glittered background of non-traditional colours and light-hearted fun! And look at that cute envelope, too! This one left the Design Team with a glimmer in their eye!
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Our Featured Artist is: Milla


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Milla completed her sentence with the word "peace" and her card reflects peace in the vintage look of her flickering candles lighting up the darkness around them. Milla did an amazing job on the colouring of her images and in the ink blending that happened all around the edges. The details like the ink splattering added an extra dimension of sparkle to the project. Congratulations, Milla!

                                                      
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And we think you may want to check out the following Honorable Mentions on their sites:




Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who played along! Come and check out our new Recipe Challenge tomorrow morning on our blog! Our winners today can pick up their badges on this page and display them with pride on their blogs or sites.