Monthly Archives: February 2012

Stamping 411 Sketch #244

I made this card today, Lawrence actually took a 2 hour nap, amazing!  I’m thinking more Spring;)  Here is the Stamping 411 sketch:

Here is my card:

I love these Easter Blossoms!  I made quite a few last year with white buds.  I didn’t use Stazon, so I had to color the blossoms very carefully so they wouldn’t run.  Here is my supply list.  All Stampin’ Up! products🙂

Stamps-Easter Blossoms

Paper– Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride

Ink-Blushing Bride marker, Early Espresso, Baja Breeze

Misc-New Big Shot Framelits, Labels Collection, 3/8 Pleated Satin Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz, Twitterplated Buttons, Baja Breeze

I’m glad you could stop by today:)  I will be posting my next card on my other blog:  Simply Made Cards

Janet Kay



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Tropical Freshly Made #23

I’m thinkin’ summer….or at least somewhere warm:) Here is the sketch this week from Freshly Made.

Here is the card I made for the Freshly Made sketch:

There are instructions on Splitcoaststampers website for a “Cup card”, that was the original inspiration.  I also saw a similar card to this on e-bay. (I’m sorry, I don’t remember her name:( )  I took my inspiration from both spots, used the sketch and came up with my design.  I used retired Stampin’ Up! stamp sets.  I don’t think it actually has a very long supply list.  Hmmm, ok, I did use lots of different inks;) I did use mostly In Colors.

Look through your old Stampin’ Up! sets and see what “new” cards you can make:)

Supply List, all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps– Tropical Party, Tart & Tangy

Paper– Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, White cardstock

Ink– Poppy Parade, Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Peach Parfait

Misc-Vellum,  1 inch Square Punch

I have to hurry off right now and feed my grandson.  Thanks for coming by:)

Janet Kay


Filed under Challenges, Freshly Made Sketches, Stampin' Up!

Stamping 411 #243

Oh, dear, yes I missed a challenge:(  Oh, well, another day, another challenge:)  Here is the sketch for the challenge over at Stamping 411 this week:

Here is my card:

I know, it looks simple enough, actually it was simple, just lots of different steps.  It looks like the main image is inked, but I used VersaMark.  VersaMark is a clear sticky ink that you can use for heat embossing.  For this technique, I simply inked my stamp with the VersaMark pad and put it straight on my paper.  It leaves kind of a shadow.  It looks different on different papers.  Here it stands out quite a bit, but on paler colors, it’s more faint.

I used my Framed Tulips embossing folder for the bottom. I cut off a piece and then I used my Whisper white craft ink to sponge just the embossed portion. I used my butterfly punch to cut my butterfly and then used a technique I saw in the July 2011 Stampin’ Success magazine.

As always, if you have questions, feel free to ask:)  Here is my supply list:

All Stampin’ Up! supplies:)

Stamps-Inspired by Nature, French Foliage (left butterfly wing), Just Believe (right butterfly wing)

Paper-Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Shimmery White (butterfly)

Ink– Whister White Craft Ink, Coral Calypso, VersaMark

Misc– Framed Tulips embossing folder, Basic Pearls, Coral Calypso Ribbon,(free from the Sale a bration flyer) Butterfly Punch, Stamp -a ma- jig (to position the big flower image)

Thanks for stopping by:)  I hope you enjoy my card:)  Be sure to check out the other cards over at Stamping 411.

Janet Kay


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Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge #241

Hi card makers, or card lookers:)  I am loving all these challenges, they are really getting me to finish my cards, not just start them. lol  This card is for one of my family members, February is a big month;)  I am loving the “feel” of this card.  I don’t think I would have ever chosen this design, but now I love it!

The sketch is over at Stamping 411.  Be sure to go over there and get some great ideas! Just click the Stamping 411 words.  Also, whenever I post a card, you can click on it and get a larger view.

River Rock has never really been one of my favorite colors in Stampin’ Up! paper.  I think it has a yellow tinge to it.  The DSP paper is Well Worn, it shows River Rock as one of the coordinating paper colors.  I tried it out, and I think it works perfectly:)   I actually used my printer to print the Well Worn paper.  It’s a digital paper pack that you can get from Stampin’ Up!.

I am always happy to answer questions regarding my cards or Stampin’ Up! products.  There is a link on the sidebar to order from my website.

Here is the sketch:

Here is the card I made from the sketch:

Now here is my supply list, all Stampin’ Up! products:)

Stamps-Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper-River Rock, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, and Designer Series Paper- Well Worn.  The DSP is actually digital paper you can buy and download from Stampin’ Up!, then just print out on your own printer

Ink Early Espresso

Misc- Antique Brads, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Glad you could come by:)

Janet Kay


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Merry Monday #5

Wow, I have made more cards since starting my blogs, than in the last year!  I’m shocked!! Especially since my grandson has now just started to crawl.  I have to watch him every minute! lol  He has also decided he no longer needs naps!  Good thing Grandpa loves to help out! 🙂

The Paper Players sponsors a Challenge called Merry Monday. The goal is to make a Christmas card every week:)

Here is my card for this week:)

Hmmm, it looks a little crocked:(  It actually looks fine on my desk.  Isn’t that flower gorgeous?! I got my inspiration from Lynn Pratt. Click on her name and go see the beautiful card she made! Lynn tells about how she made the Poinsettia:)

It’s funny, my supply list seemed really short, and then I got to the “Misc”.  Overall not a hard card to make.  I did use Very Vanilla Craft Ink.  You don’t emboss it, it dries very nicely.  Also the set “Come to Bethlehem”, I just used the Merry Christmas stamp.

Supply list, all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps-French Foliage, Come to Bethlehem

Ink-Craft Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Paper-Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke

Misc-Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls, Crochet trim Chantilly 1/2, Modern Label Punch, Stampin Dimensionals

I’m glad you stopped by today:)  I hope you like my card:)

Janet Kay


Filed under Always Playing with Paper, Challenges, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!

Stamping 411 Challenge SSC240

I’m really having fun with these challenges, although sometimes, they are really challenging! lol   I tried this card with several different papers and colors.  Finally decided on this design.  I’m shipping this one off  for one of the many Birthdays coming up this month in my family.  February and August are very big months for Birthdays!

I will be posting this over at Stamping 411, be sure to head over there and take a peek at what everyone else is posting:)

Lots of gluing with this card.  I used to use a lot of double sided tape, but now I use lots of  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, in the green and white bottle.  You just need a little bit to go a long way.  It’s really strong, and it doesn’t seep through your paper!  I basically cut and pasted this one.  I used In Colors.

My supply list is all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps-You Are Loved(retired)

Paper-DSP Everyday Enchantment (free with a $50 purchase from the Sale-a-bration catalog) IN COLORS- Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral

Ink- actually I used markers for stamping today- Calypso Coral, Pool Party

Misc-Curly Label Punch, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, Stampin Dimensionals, Jewels basic Rhinestones, Bakers Twine Lucky Limeade

I always appreciate you coming by for a look and comments are really special to me:)

Janet Kay


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