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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Merry Monday #40

It’s another Merry Monday! 🙂  This card is for Merry Monday # 40.  I had no idea when I started with this challenge last January, that I would still be making Christmas cards.  Here it is November and I have all my cards done, with extras 🙂 !

Here is the sketch for this week:

I know, it looks simple, but the simple ones are sometimes the hardest;)  Here is my card, you can click on it to make it larger:

Wow, did I have a hard time taking a photo of this card!  I have to say the photo just doesn’t do it justice:(  This card is sparkly and bright!  I will add another photo at the end.  This card is all Stampin’ Up!

I used Basic Black for the back and added Silver Glimmer Paper on top of that.  The dots are a clear acetate with black dots from Specialty paper Night and Day (retired). I then layered some Whisper White Organza Ribbon and made a bow.  Lastly, I added my sentiment from The Sounding Joy.

I’ve made quite a few B&W cards this year.  I think they are so elegant, I hope you agree:)

Here’s another look:

I just can’t make my photos show how truly sparkly and beautiful this card really is:(

Head over to Merry Monday for this and other wonderful cards!   There’s still time to join the fun! 🙂

Thanks for coming by today, have a great weekend! 🙂


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Merry Monday #39

Okay, Halloween supplies are safely put away and it’s on to more Christmas! 🙂   This card is for the challenge over at Always Playing With Paper, Merry Monday #39. I had lots of fun making this one:)  Here is this weeks sketch, in case you’d like to play along, or just go see what everyone else is doing:

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

I love this card!  Plaid, blue, snowmen, mittens….how could you go wrong?   I used Early Espresso backing cardstock and ink.  The plaid paper is digital Frostwood Lodge.  It’s from last Christmas but you can still get it through My Digital Studio.  Which is what I did, I love to resize my papers and once you use your supply, what else can you do;)  The mittens are also from last year, but they are so darn cute, I had to use them!

The red paper is Cherry Cobbler, and the blue is Marina Mist.  The green is Garden Green used with a Memory Box die. The stamp set is in the new 2012 Holiday Catalog, Winter Memories.  I used some Basic Pearls in the top left.  To me this is a perfect Midwest winter card:)  Just my opinion….but you might agree;)

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you enjoy my card:)  Pop on over to Merry Monday, they have lots of inspiration for you.  If you haven’t started on your cards yet, now is a perfect time to start! 🙂


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Freshly Made #57

This card is for Freshly Made #57. I noticed that a lot of people made Christmas cards this week for the challenge, but I’m still in Halloween mode;)  I did use a Christmas stamp set though, more on that later.  Here is this weeks sketch:

Looks simple, but it’s seems to be the simple ones that give me so much trouble;)  Here is the card I finally made, you can click on it to make it larger:

Yep, I used the new Christmas stamp set, Scentsational Season by Stampin’ Up!.  I also used the matching Framelit Dies, Holiday Collection.  The whole set is really cute!  I don’t know why I picked it for a Halloween card, just popped into my head:)

The dotted paper is from the DSP set Frightful Sight. This is the regular paper which is retired, but I also have it in digital form from My Digital Studio, still available:)  The top paper looks orange, but it’s actually More Mustard.  The stamp pad I used is Lucky Limeade, as well as the ribbon, and one of the background layers.

The spider web is one of those scratch on things I found in my stash, as well as the skull.  I love how it all came together:)

Thanks for coming by today:) My next card should be a Christmas card.  See you soon!


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Halloween for my granddaughter

Here’s a change of pace from my last card!  My oldest granddaughters are now teenagers and cute just isn’t for them anymore!  I don’t know if they will consider these cards scary, but at least they aren’t cute;)

I did a fair amount of copying for this card;)  I found it on SplitCoastStampers, here is the link to the original card.  And here is what I did, you can click on it to make it larger:

My card was made with Stampin’ Up! set Piece of Poison.  For the background paper I used MDS Pick Your Poison digital paper.  I used Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Gray cardstock.  I heat embossed my skeleton with SU White Embossing Powder. The ribbon is the only thing not Stampin’ Up! and I have no idea where it came from.

Thanks for stopping by today:)  I hope to be back soon:)


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