Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday Mashup # 50

This card is all Stampin’ Up!.  It’s for my Father-In-Law’s birthday in May.  I know, I get behind so quickly that I really need to make cards whenever I can;)  I actually bought this stamp set last year and never got to making the card for him:(  As I said, I get behind very quickly.  Friday Mashup  had a wonderful sketch that I thought would work well with my idea.   Here is their sketch for this week.  You can follow the sketch, use the Mother of Pearl technique, or “Mash it up” and use both.

Here is my card:

I tried putting some clouds in my Not Quite Navy “sky” with Whisper White Craft ink and a sponge.  Not too sure how this has worked out.  I think I need to find some instructions somewhere. lol  I used a cut off piece off white to use the decorative strip with an Antique Brad.  I don’t think men really care for ribbons. lol  The printed paper was printed on my home printer.  It’s digital paper from Stampin’ Up’ called Well Worn.  One of my favorite “male” papers.

I hope you like my card.  Thanks for stopping by today:)  I actually made two cards with this sketch.  The second card can be found on my “other” blog.  I hope you can come by again soon:)

Janet Kay

All supplies are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Stamps-Plane & Simple

Paper-Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, DSP (Designer Series Paper) is Well Worn from Stampin’ Up! their digital paper from My Digital Studio (MDS)

Ink-Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Whisper White Craft ink

Misc-Antique Brads, Sponges, Stamping Blocks “H” & “D”, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue (green and white bottle)

other supplies

cutting dies



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Changes to Stampin’ Up! Catalog

On June 1, 2012, Stampin’ Up! will release a new annual catalog, and the current Idea Book & Catalog (our BIG catalog) will end a month early on May 31, 2012, instead of June 30, 2012.  The new annual catalog will run from June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013.

There will be 2 seasonal mini catalogs–holiday and spring–that will run about five months, instead of the 3 that we currently have. The Idea Book & Catalog will be smaller and the 2 seasonal mini catalogs will be larger.

The Décor Elements and Simply Adorned product lines will be discontinued at the end of this catalog on May 31, 2012, so get them while they last!


Our biggest promotion of the year, Sale-a-bration, is under way! Don’t miss out on your chance to earn FREE stamps, paper, and accessories! It will only be around until the 31st!

sale-a-bration 2012

Dates: January 24- March 31, 2012

Contact me for details:)  It’s always a pleasure to answer questions:)

Janet Kay


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Less is More-CAS

I don’t remember actually doing this kind of card before, I hope I am doing it right.  I was just wandering around and happened upon this challenge.  It looked really cool so I decided to give it a try:)  I was over at “Less is More” a clean & simple challenge blog.  This weeks challenge was not the usual (for me) sketch challenge.  This challenge is for a Clean & Simple card with Script.  For a card with “less” it sure took me a long time! lol

Here is my card:

I used a retired stamp set from Stampin’ Up!, Garden Collage.  It’s sooo pretty!  For the background, I used Stampin’ Up! block “D”.  I inked it up with Crumb Cake and just stamped it directly onto the cardstock.  Then I used the rubber stamp, it actually has all of the elements on a single stamp.  Then I used Stampin’ Up! sponges to dab color onto the image.  I hope you like it:)

All supplies are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps-Garden Collage (retired), Warm Words

Ink-Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist

Misc– Stamping Block “D”, Sponges

I’m glad you could come by today:)  I will be posting my Merry Monday card, probably on my Simply Made Card blog next.  I hope you will check in there this week:)

Janet Kay


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Freshly Made #25

I missed one of my usual challenges, but there is always another somewhere, and here is what I found over at Freshly Made Sketches:

Here is the card I made:

I used my favorite stamp set, Nature Walk:)  This card came together pretty quickly, once I decided what I was going to do;)  I’m off in a hurry tonight, sorry.  Today has been a very long day!  My grandson is teething and is having a lot of trouble sleeping:(  I’m exhausted too!  So here is my supply list.  Please let me know if you have any questions:)

Supplies-All Stampin’ Up!

Stamps-Nature Walk

Paper– DSP-Botanical Gazette, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade

Ink Markers-Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade

Misc– SAB brads-Everyday Enchantment, Embosslits-Beautiful Wings, Hemp Twine

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope you like my card:)

Janet Kay


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