Monthly Archives: February 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #9

Hi everyone:)  I seem to be posting a lot of Merry Monday Christmas challenges here.  I do have quite a few other cards over on my Stampin’ Up! blog. Be sure to check out the cards I post over there:)

Here is the sketch for this week:

I realized when I opened my blog that I have used the same paper for this week and last week.  I love this poinsettia paper! 🙂  I hope you like it, the design is totally different:

The digital Poinsettia paper is from PC HugWare.  I believe they no longer sell on the internet, if anyone knows differently, please let me know.  I printed it on the same paper from Target as last week.  I don’t think we have seen the last of this paper;)  The rest of my supplies are from Stampin’ Up!.

Supply List, Stampin’ Up!:

Stamps-Four the Holidays

Paper– Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral,  MDS (My Digital Studio) Digital Very Vanilla

Ink-Lucky Limeade

Misc– Edgelits-Adorning Accents, Rhinestones

Supplies Misc-Digital Poinsettia Paper and image, PC HugWare

Stampabilities- Circle dies, Scallop Circle dies

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope you can come again:)

Janet Kay



Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Merry Monday

Merry Monday #8

Has it been a week already! ?  Another busy week for me!  I may miss some other challenges, but I LOVE  Merry Monday over at Always Playing With Paper! 🙂

I really got carried away this week!  I was looking through some old digital files and found this gorgeous digital paper I had gotten from PC HugWare. I’m sorry, I don’t think they sell online anymore:(  I just had to use it!  As a matter of fact, I printed out about 5 sheets of it! lol  I used a special paper that I bought at Target.  It’s called “photo project paper-matte”.  It’s over by their craft/office paper.  It is totally awesome with colors!

Anyway….. here is the sketch they put up this week:

Here is my card that I’m thinking of entering.  I also made two more!  I know, I get so excited about making cards. lol  Which one would you enter?

Don’t you just love this paper?  I believe I will make more with this paper, the same, but different;) lol Here is my second card:

Here is my third card, it’s totally different, but uses the same digital image selection:

I printed all my digital paper and images with Print Shop.  For this card, I actually used Print Shop to print the words down the side.  The “paper” behind the words is Stampin’ Up! digital paper.  I laid down Real Red, then Very Vanilla, and finally the words.  I did the same thing for the words on the first card, only with Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

All my products are Stampin’ Up! except where noted.

Stamps-Short and Sweet (Very Merry)

Paper-Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Garden Green, More Mustard, Real Red, Basic Black

Misc.-Lucky Limeade ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones

Images and flower paper is digital by PC HugWare

Ooops, almost forgot….I used an embossing folder by Sizzix, it has Holly and berries, but I forget what it’s called (no, not holly and berries, sorry)

Thanks for coming by:)  I hope you are inspired to start your Christmas cards early this year:)  Be sure to hop over to Merry Monday and look at all the other  cards:)

Janet Kay


Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Merry Monday

Merry Monday #7

I’m trying to do the Merry Monday Challenge over at Always Playing With Paper every week.  What a great way to work on my Christmas cards for next year!  I was sadly lacking this past Christmas:(

Anyway….right to business.  Here is the sketch they put up this week:

I got carried away and made two cards:)  Here is the one I am entering into the challenge:

And here is the second one:

I love both of them, but if you’ve been paying attention, I LOVE BLUE!

Both cards are made with images from Fred She Said.  If you run over there now (before Sunday) you can get a FREE download!  I’m sure it will open in several different programs, I use Print Shop.  The Blue paper is also from Fred, as well as the greetings and the words on the red paper. The red paper is digital Real Red from Stampin’ Up!.

I have no supply list this week, I’m lazy.  Ok, not really lazy, just a busy week and I pretty much told you everything:) I used Spellbinders ovals, and a couple of punches from Stampin’ Up!.

Please let me know if you have any questions:)

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope you stop by Fred She Said and download the Freebie! If you look on the side, she has a list of different Freebies:)

Janet Kay


Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Fred She Said, Merry Monday

Freshly Made #21

Hmmmm, I seem to be getting a little behind:(  I really struggled with this card.  I have a whole pile of cut paper that I didn’t like. lol It was the colors, I just couldn’t decide! I knew I wanted the Fred She Said image of the Pansies, I just had a lot of trouble deciding what to put with it!

First, here is the Sketch I was working with from Freshly Made Sketches:

Here is my card:

Click to enlarge

This is actually a very simple card, once you decide on your colors;)  My image is pre-colored by Fred She Said.  I used two of the Spellbinders Lacey Circles, and offset the bottom one. I think it gives it a really lacy look.

Here is my supply list:

Image-Fred She Said–Purple Pansies Set

Spellbinders-Lacey Circles Dies


Stamps-Heard from the Heart

Paper-Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Elegant Eggplant

Ink-Elegant Eggplant

I know, really short supply list today! I did also use SU Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up my image.  This is my last birthday card for February! Yay! I have no birthdays in March, so it’s on to April:)

I’m glad you could come by today:) ! Be sure to stop over at Freshly Made, and remember to check out my Stampin’ Up! blog also:)

Janet Kay



Filed under Challenges, Fred She Said, Freshly Made

Merry Monday #6

Ok, I know this card might not look simple, but it is:)  There is a lot of cutting and gluing though.  This card is for the Merry Monday Challenge over at Always Playing With Paper. Click the name and head over to take a look at all the cards submitted.

Here is the sketch for the challenge:

I like to stay pretty close to the original sketch. Here is my entry:

click image to enlarge

The image is from Pink Cat Studio.  This link should take you to the page and it’s near the bottom of the page.  I did color the image myself using Stampin’ Up! ink and my Aqua Brush.  I like to work on a glass mat.  I took my ink pad and tapped it on the glass mat, then I picked up the color with my Aqua Brush.  I used Dazzling Details on the white part of the hats and also the scarf, it’s a little hard to see, but it is sparkly;)

Here is my supply list:

Digital Stamp-Pink Cat Studio,” Frogs built a snowman”

Spellbinders- Labels Fourteen

The rest of the list is Stampin’ Up! products:

Paper–The dotted paper is Designer Series Paper,” Dashing”, Choc. Chip, Real Red, Old Olive

Ink–Choc. Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Misc–1 3/4 Circle Punch, Snowflake Punch, Dazzling Details, Brights Button-Real Red, Bakers twine-White

I hope you like this card, I think it’s so cute!  I made a similar card for my son and Daughter-in-law for Christmas. Their colors were quite different;) lol

I’m glad you could stop by today:)

Janet Kay

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Freshly Made Sketches #20

It’s been a busy week for me!  I wasn’t sure I would finish this card on time.  This card is for a challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. Here is their sketch.


And here is my card.


How did I do?  This card is for my mother’s birthday.  She loves yellow and purple.  The image and flower paper are both from Fred She Said.  The flower is pre-colored. I did not color it myself, although you can buy the images uncolored if you color better than I do. lol

Supply list:

Fred She Said- Spring Daffodils Paper Set, Spring Flowers Colored Set with Paper Pricking

Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Set-Swirls & Curls Verses

Paper-Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade

Ink- Perfect Plum

Misc-Stamp-a-ma-jig, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I’m glad you came by today:)  I hope my card and the sketch will give you some inspiration:)

Janet Kay


Filed under Challenges, Fred She Said, Freshly Made

Wow, I’m a Princess!

Not just a Princess, A Perfect Princess!  What an honor I have received this week from  Freshly Made Sketches🙂  I was chosen as one of the weekly Princesses!

I was chosen for my Heart Border card.  I’m very excited! 🙂  Be sure to take a peek at their other beautiful card winners!

My next card will be posted on my Stampin’ Up! blog.  Be sure to check it out tomorrow:)

I’m happy you stopped by, thanks:)

Janet Kay

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