SAS4Kids Challenge with guest cardmaker

I have a couple more cards to share from one of our SAS4Kids cardmakers:)  Once again, I will show you two cards from Nanci S. from Rotonda West, FL.  Nanci makes really wonderful cards! 🙂


IMG_4928aLook at this great card for a boy…..or a girl who likes hockey;)  I’m going to enter this card into the Challenge blog over at Send A Smile 4 Kids:) The current challenge is For The Boys, and Nanci’s card fits the bill:)  It’s also made with Stampin’ Up! papers:)  This is a wonderful card for a boy, great layout and coloring!  Sure to please any young person:)


aHalf-fold Card5How cute is this single stamp from Stampin’ Up!, Kind Koala?!  Super easy with the stamp , some Stampin’ Up! paper, and Stampin’ Write Markers!  This card would be good for a boy or a girl:)  I love how she used a marker to draw a border around the main image! 🙂

I’ve posted on my other blog today as well, so I think it’s off to bed for me!  It’s been a really long day!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the cards:)  Hope to see you soon! 🙂





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SAS4Kids guest card maker

I know, it’s been a while, I have been so busy!  I don’t even have a card I made today.  I do have a card made by a wonderful person who’s making cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  Her name is Nanci Simmons, and she is a really sweet person and a very good card maker! 🙂

I have been collecting cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids and I take them to the hospital for the kids:)  Nanci sent me a batch of cards that I thought were so cute, and made with Stampin’ Up! products, that I asked if I could share some on my blog.  She said I could so I will be sharing a number of them over the next week for you all to enjoy:)

I have two for you today:


Half-fold Card1 Half-fold Card2You can see these are both very much alike, yet different:)  I love the DSP and the ribbons.  The ribbons and the central image set them apart.  I think the one on top would be good for a girl, and the bottom one would be good for a boy.  Just my opinion, who knows what the hospital will think;)

I think Nanci has done a great job of making cards for the kids, I hope you enjoy them too! 🙂

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ll come again:)  I also have a second blog that you can visit HERE.  I actually have more cards over there so take a look:)



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Finally, a card! :)

OMGoodness, this was a terrible week to try and make cards!  The grandkids had two weeks off school for the Christmas holiday and went to school for one day, and then they have been off for 3 days because the temp is below Zero! My little darlings love to help! lol  I’ll have some photos at the end:)

For this card, I will be sending to challenge #22 over at Always Playing With Paper. After that it will go into the pile of cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids.

All the supplies in this card are Stampin’ Up! unless noted. I’ll post all the supplies at the end, but ask if you have questions:) Here’s the sketch I used. Obviously, I didn’t use the color challenge;)

Challenge 22


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What do you think, will this be cute for a little girl?  I like to stick pretty close to the sketch samples.  Especially now, I haven’t made any “real” cards for over a year:( I’m almost frozen looking at all my papers and supplies.  I worked on this card for three days!  Ok, all the grandkids were here running around, but seriously, it feels like with the new year, everyone’s style changed, except mine:(

I did use a newer punch from Stampin’ Up! called Hearts Border Punch.  It made the four little hearts on top of the image.  I actually punched four hearts and three of them show the background.  The fourth heart, on the far left, I cut out of the paper and taped it to the hole so they would all be the same color.  For the hearts on the right, I used a small heart punch for the biggest heart and for the small hearts and the little dots, I used the Owl Builder Punch.

It never seems like a lot of supplies until you start writing it down!  I don’t like to retire my supplies, even though we’re supposed to.  You could use a current Stampin’ Up! image instead. I think the only thing on this card that is not Stampin’ Up! is the card base, it’s an extra heavy cardstock because I also send cards to Operation Write Home and the card bases need to be extra sturdy.

Ok, for those of you who have been asking, here are a couple of photos:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere’s Lawrence in his car, that his cousin made for him:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALawrence at his school Christmas party.  They got a cookie, frosting, and some sprinkles and they got to decorate their own cookies:)


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALawrence with Grandpa coloring on a really big piece of paper.


SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHere are three of my granddaughters.  Lawrence is on the right making funny faces!  This was the best out of about 8 or 9 that I took!  Trying to get four kids to smile and look at the camera, all at the same time is nearly impossible! lol

Thanks for coming by today to have a look:)  I hope to get back onto a schedule very soon. I hope you stop by again:)


JanetKay_KissesSupply list

All supplies are Stampin’ Up! except noted above

Stamps- From the Heart-retired, Tiny Tags

Paper &  Ink- Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo,Whisper White, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper

Punches- Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Hearts Border Punch, Owl Builder Punch

Embossing Folder- Textured Impressions Adorning Accents



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It’s that most wonderful time of the year…….YES, Sale-a-Bration!!! 🙂


20150106_sab_en-us32ae15583795661a8962ff0000f7f0e6AND the new Occasions Catalog!


20150106_occasions_en-usI know, I am behind everyone who had their info up first thing this morning, and I don’t have a card today:(  I’m sorry:(  I’ve been unpacking boxes to find my craft supplies to make Valentine cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids. I hope to have at least two cards by the end of the week:)

In the meantime, have a look at the catalogs and see whats new! 🙂  I’m always happy to answer questions, so feel free to ask!






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I’m back! :) Plus Stampin’ Up! Stamp, Stock & Save

Wow, it’s so awesome to be back! 🙂  Well, mostly;)  I still have a lot of work to do!  Scroll to the end for a couple photos of “baby Lawrence”.

I adopted one of my grandsons last October.  He’s three and a half now, and boy does he keep me busy!  Then I moved from Illinois to Wisconsin this past Spring.  I have been overwhelmed by everything that has needed to be done!  I think I have only made 4 cards since last Christmas! 😦 I wanted to let everyone know that I’m still here and I’m getting back to “normal”, whatever that is;) lol   I plan on working with both of my blogs, but I came back to this one first, because I have rejoined Stampin’ Up! after some time off.

Stampin’ Up! is having a SALE, right in the middle of the new Holiday Catalog release!!!

Here’s the Holiday Catalog, you can click on it to go see the catalog in PDF, good from now until January 5th, 2015.

holidaycatalog 2014-2015Here’s the SALE info.  The SALE is only from Oct. 1st- Oct. 6th, so you need to hurry if you see something you like;)



You can find all the stamp sets in the big catalog.  If you don’t have one, please look on the right sidebar and click the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog, it’s in PDF. (The page numbers aren’t exactly the same as listed, let me know if you have any problems)

I’m a little annoyed about the paper, I just bought each of these sets when I signed up!  I could have saved 15%!  Oh, well, I still want more;)  lol    These papers come in the assortment sets. For the In Colors, you get 20 sheets, 4 of each 5 colors.  For the color collections, there are still 20 sheets, but 2 each of  10 colors.

The envelops will fit an A2 card.  To make an A2 card, you cut 8-1/2 x 11 cardstock in half, and score both pieces in half, makes two cards.

I have to admit I have never used this adhesive, it came out while I was “taking a break”.  I have heard really good things about it from other Demonstrators.

What can I possibly say about Classic Ink Pads?  Now is the time to get them if you’re missing any colors! 😉

The price on the flyer reflects the Sale price:)

I hope to be back soon with some cards made with products from the Holiday Catalog:)

Now for some cuteness, Lawrence has grown, and he thinks he’s smarter than Grandma! 🙂


Lawrence working at the Library.  Yep, he has two jobs!

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERALawrence holding up a tree, his idea.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThis is one of his best smiles!  When you tell him to smile, he’s done before the camera can take a photo:(  He takes his bike everywhere!  It was parked outside the library;)

For anyone still following me after this long absence, thank you!  It’s been my friends who have kept me strong:) I appreciate all of you!! 🙂

I hope to see you all again soon:)






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Merry Monday #48

Hmmm, well, that took longer than expected:(  But here I am with another blog challenge card.  This card is for Merry Monday #48.  This week they have a color challenge:

MM48Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Half-fold Card2I wasn’t sure I could pull off these colors, but I think it turned out okay:)  I used all Stampin’ Up! supplies.  I love the little Mitten Builder Punch!  I hope they continue it into the new catalog!  I saw a similar layout on Spitcoaststampers, I think.  I changed it up a little, but overall it’s pretty much the same.  I don’t remember whose design I CASED, but if you see this, please let me know:)

If you have questions about supplies or technique, please feel free to ask!

Thanks for coming back by! 🙂  I’m always happy to have visitors!  See you again:)




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Friday Mashup #95

I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long:(  I wish I could say I was all moved in and done unpacking, but that’s not the case:(  Having an almost 2 year old toddler keeps me pretty busy most of the day!

Anyway…..I have a card for you today and another one will be posted tomorrow.  That’s the plan anyway;)

For today, I have a card for the Friday Mashup #95.   Hop over there and take a peek at the other cards posted:)

So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:
  1. Make a project with the colors “Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive“.
  2. Or Make a project “Creating your own Sentiment (No Stamps, Stickers, Chipboard etc.).
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a project “With your own Sentiment using the Colors above”

I like to make my own sentiments, but today I haven’t added one yet.  I’m not sure who will get it yet;)  So here is my card:

Half-fold Card1Looks pretty simple?  Well, it would have been if I didn’t make my own Daffodil dotted paper!  I’m still learning about My Digital Studio, so I opened Daffodil Delight in Print Shop.  I cropped a circle, made it small and duplicated it into a row.  Then I duped more rows until I felt I had enough for my project.  I think it adds a nice cheerful look:)

Thanks for coming by today, and for those of you who are following me, I really appreciate it!  See you soon:)



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I’ve been busy sorting and packing, what a job!  Way too much “stuff”!!  I will be moving this week and next so I will be offline for a while more:(  Hope to be back in early January 2013:)



Janet Kay

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Merry Monday #43 (final challenge for 2012)

Wow, it’s hard to believe, Christmas is about a month away!!  I have been making my Christmas cards faithfully all year with Merry Monday, so I have a good supply of cards to mail:)  Here is their last sketch for this year:

Here is the card I made, you can click on it to make it larger:

Okay, I didn’t use circles, I hope squares are ok;)  I used a Lace’ template to cut my design.  Lace’ templates are no longer made:(  Lucky for me, I found a number of them before they were all gone:)  There are some new templates out there that you can use in a Sizzix or such, but I did mine the “old fashioned” way.  I cut by hand with a craft knife.

Stampin’ Up! Early Espresso for the very back, on top of that is Old Olive that I stamped with Pines & Poinsettias (retired), using VersaMark ink.  It makes a nice subtle imprint:)   I cut Very Vanilla with my SU Scallop Trim Border punch.  Then Real Red and finally paper from Berry Bouquet (retired) I believe you can still get it in digital form from Stampin’ Up!

I sponged Old Olive over the back of my paper before cutting with my die.  The sentiment is from Hand Penned Holidays which I embossed with SU silver embossing powder.  Finally I added a little gem from my stash. Not as hard as it sounds:) lol

Be sure to check out Merry Monday before they go on their “winter” break!

Thank for coming by today:)  Hmmmm, I’m not sure what I’ll be making next, I guess we will all be surprised:)


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Supper sale!

We have some Stampin’ Up! Specials and a HUGE SALE starting on Monday November 19th!  There are two 24 hour DOOR BUSTER SPECIALS! won’t  want to miss this sale!! 🙂

CLICK HERE to view Entire List of Sale Items

The Fine Print

  • Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent–awesome!
  • There’s no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion:)
  • For product bundles, you need to use the bundle item numbers provided. If you use individual item numbers, you won’t get the discount–bummer:(
  • You can buy additional products from any of our current catalogs on the same order.

Watch for these 24 hour DOOR BUSTERS and the dates available! 🙂

Just in time for holiday shopping! 🙂  You can use my online ordering link, call me, text me, whatever works best for you! 🙂  I always appreciate when you place an order with me! 🙂
Don’t forget single stamps are still available for sale:)  Plus you can check out the Clearance Rack🙂

November is a big month for Specials, enjoy it while it lasts!!:)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I’ll have more card examples very soon! 🙂

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