Thursday, June 4, 2020

Winners for Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

Well, our colour challenge brought out the best in all of you! Those tart colours were challenging to use, but you created some delicious concoctions with them! So strange how I've been craving lemon meringue and Key Lime all week! The Design Teams deliberations over the winners were a bit zesty, but we came to consensus, so here are our winners:


Our Top Pick is: dj at Sendable Sentiments





dj had just the right amount of colour with her delicious looking cupcake and lots of white space which toned down those intense colours considerably while creating a graphically pleasing design. The team especially loved the little green lines behind the cupcake and the cherry and sprinkles on top!




Our Featured Artist is: Christy Stanford




Christy made use of lots of white space as well with her whimsical floral creation! The challenge colours were perfectly displayed with these little flowers and the brown textured layer behind showed them off to perfection! The Design Team really liked the way Christy blended the colours in some of the flowers and the way she used the blooms without the vases in the stamp set, stamping creatively! Awesome!




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

4.  Vicky Hayes   
11.    Jenny Engelke


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

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left To Play Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

You still have a few hours left to play with our Colour Challenge #226 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?





The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, May 29, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

You still have time to play with our Colour Challenge #226 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?





The Challenge will close on Wednesday, June 3rd, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, May 22, 2020

Challenge #226 - A Little Tart

It's time for another Colour Challenge and this one comes to us courtesy of Design Team member, Joanne! This challenge pays homage to a couple of retiring SU In Colours. But due to the Challenge Banner graphic and the raspberry,lemon,lime colours, I'm calling this one, "A Little Tart!" Does that look delicious to you, because it does to me! Enjoy, but don't get too hungry! (Remember you can use the colours you have that most closely match the ones we've given you here on the banner. Don't count yourself out because you don't have the exact ones!)





The Design Team were thinking a lot alike this week, as you'll see:












Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Stampin' Up! colours are used for reference but any matching colours are welcome. You can use black/neutral for outlines and sentiments but don’t use any other colours.
  • 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 #AYSI226 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, May 21, 2020

Winners for Challenge #225 - Windows on the World

We loved looking out of everyone's windows into their crafting worlds - either what they really see or in their creative imaginations. There was such a variety. We hope you enjoyed the process as much as we enjoyed the results.
Over the past two challenges, we enjoyed adding Honorable Mentions to our winners' roster and thought we'd make that a permanent feature as long as we have enough entries! We just like honouring more of you!


Our Top Pick is: Cindy Major



Cindy went all out to bring light and colour and life to her creation, just as her sentiment suggests! The Design Team loved the awesome paper choices and how the patterns complemented each other and the die cut girl was perfect in the colours and patterns chosen for her as well! The final piece of perfection was the three buttons echoing the major colours in the card! A feast for colour-starved eyes, Cindy!




Our Featured Artist is: LauriBColeman




There are several elements that the Design Team agreed made this card by Lauri stand out. One was the crisp, clean look of it with all the layers and die cuts so precisely stamped and cut and layered. Another was the choice of a nautical palette that worked so well together. We loved that she stamped her sentiment right on the Designer Series Paper. And the depth she created with her die cuts gave a simple clear message, in line with her sentiment! Great job, Lauri!



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

2.  Jo


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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

You Still Have a Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #225 - Windows on the World

You still have a few hours left to play with our Sketch Challenge #225 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, May 20th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, May 15, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #225 - Windows on the World

You still have time to play with our Sketch Challenge #225 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, May 20th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Challenge #225 - Windows on the World

It's time for another Sketch Challenge here at As You See It and Design Team member Leanne has come up with a great one that reminded me of a series of windows or frames, but it made me think about the way that card making and stamping is just another way of representing our world - a window on the world, so to speak. And what do you want to highlight in your window on the world? There's so much beauty out there, and so many problems, too! Let's see what you can show us through your unique pane of glass!

Feel free to rotate or flip the sketch, just keep the integrity of it, so we can recognize it. 



What has the Design Team drawn the curtains on through their windows?

















Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch and to substitute one   shape for another but we must still be able to see the sketch   in your finished submission.
  • 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 #AYSI225 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, May 7, 2020

Winners for Challenge #224 - Fleet Florals

Wow! Lots of adrenaline junkies out there! We're glad that so many of you are enjoying the Speed Stamping Challenges! And we're humbled by what you manage to put together in under 10 minutes! You have quick minds and nimble fingers! Bravo!
Last week, we enjoyed adding Honorable Mentions to our winners' roster and thought we'd continue that this week! We just like honouring more of you!


Our Top Pick is: Malina G.



Malina had a lot of great details to show off her stamped floral images. There was the great layout, the gorgeous striped background, the precise border, and all the embellishments! Her project looks fresh, fun and well put together, and all well within the 10 minute deadline!





Our Featured Artist is: Lisa Babitz



The stamp set that Lisa used was a perfect one for speed stamping, but that didn't mean that it didn't take some skill on Lisa part to select, skillfully line up images, choose great colours, spritz some splatters and pick a great sentiment in order to have a bold, eye-catching card in just under 5 minutes! A great choice for her, and a great choice for us as Featured Artist! The Design Team is in awe!



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

7.  Teresa

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

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

You Still Have A Few Hours Left to Play Challenge #224 - Fleet Florals

You still have a few hours left to play with our Speed Challenge #224 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, May 6th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time.

Friday, May 1, 2020

You Still Have Time to Play Challenge #224 - Fleet Florals

You still have time to play with our Speed Challenge #224 at As You See It Challenges! Why don't you give it a try, here?




The Challenge will close on Wednesday, May 6th, at 11:55 pm Pacific time. 

Friday, April 24, 2020

Challenge #224 - Fleet Florals

How fast are your flowers? No, not your bedding plants - we know they don't go very far or very quickly. We're talking about your stamped or die cut or punched flowers! Yes, the highly anticipated Speed Challenge is back this week and this time, Design Team Member, Jane, has given us a theme rather than a colour shade to work with and that theme is flowers!
When we do a speed challenge we are not expecting a detailed masterpiece from you. We want you to have fun and see what you can create in under 10 minutes!  "WHAT?!" you exclaim,"That's impossible!" Well, it isn't, as our design team will show you, but you can design it in your head or sketch it out first. You can gather all your supplies ahead of time. But once you start the cutting/stamping/die cutting/embossing /etc. process, you must start the timer! You have 10 minutes! Let us know, with your entry, how long it took you to complete your card or project! The key is to KISS!! Keep It Simple, Stamper!




What kind of flower arrangements did the Design Team come up with in under 10 minutes? Let's see:




Amy Jasper 9m50s 





Heather Cooper 8m45s 




Jan Clothier 9m05s



Jane Knudsen 10m00s






LeAnne Pugliese 9m29s






Joanne James 7m18s



Here are some guidelines for the challenge:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging   project that fits the challenge.
  • You can come up with your design and gather materials before you start the clock, but once you start work, you have to complete your design in 10 min. State in your blog or description, how long it took you to make it.
  • Use the given theme in your project.
  • 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 #AYSI224 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, April 23, 2020

Winners for Challenge #223 - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere over the Rainbow...we found a whole raft of new crafters who wanted to enter our challenge, and we discovered that rainbows are super popular! And why not? They uplift us all with the vibrant colours that contrast the dull clouds and rain in our lives, which we've all had in spades recently. Anyway, I think it would be a nice gesture to dedicate all these beautiful, colourful entries to celebrate the healthcare workers who are sacrificing so much to care for those sick with the Corona Virus right now!

Then, we had to pick winners, and with so many entries, two winners was just not going to cut it, so we have our usual Top Pick and Featured Artist, but we also have some Honorable Mentions that we wanted to add because they were just so good! Thanks for playing, everyone! We enjoyed this one!


Our Top Pick is: Kristie Goulet



Kristie chose the perfect graphic design to demonstrate rainbow colours with and created a beautiful Clean & Simple card using it as a band across the top. The Design Team were impressed with the skill required to position that stamp and add the colours in the right way to have them blend so perfectly! And the white on black sentiment banner is a great contrast! 





Our Featured Artist is: Cornelia Wenokor



As one, the Design Team's hearts stopped dead when they saw the beautiful creation that Cornelia posted on our site. Those clouds look like cotton candy and are a great way to symbolize hope and sunshine like the lovely sentiment says. And they are a perfect contrast to the silhouette of the little girl with the balloons! Scrumptious!



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

2.   Tenia Nelson
21.  Shawna 

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