Monthly Archives: February 2013

Friday Mashup #98

Today I have a card for the Friday Mashup #98.  Here is their sketch for this week:


So here is the “Mashup” Challenge:


  1. Make a project “using the Sketch”.
  2. Or Make a project with “Bunnies”.
  3. Or “Mash it Up” and create a project with the “Sketch featuring Bunnies”

I didn’t use the sketch this week, I went for the Bunnies;)  Here is the card I made:

Half-fold Card3I used a pre-colored, digital image from Fred She Said called, Bunneh!   How cute is that?!  On Feb. 28th, FSS is going to be welcoming some new Design Team Members.  In their honor, she will be having a showcase of cards on her blog, Fred, She Said Digital Designs.  I hope you’ll come by and see some new cards, including this one:)

The background paper is from Raspberry Road Designs.  I used some random embellishments and Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight and Gumball Green.  The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! set called Teeny Tiny Wishes🙂

I’m still so far behind from being sick:(  I missed two challenges last week:(  Now that I’m feeling better I hope to catch up:)

Thanks for coming by today, hope to see you again soon:)





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Merry Monday #49

UPDATE:  Yay, I received another Honorable Mention for this card!  I’m so excited!

Honourable Mention

Thank you all for following my blog!!! 🙂



It’s still Winter here so making Christmas cards doesn’t even seem strange!  I predicted an early Spring a few weeks ago, so it better hurry up and get here!!!  Of course I will still make Christmas cards every week;)

Here is the latest sketch challenge from Merry Monday:

MM#49Here is my card, I followed the sketch pretty closely:

Half-fold Card2I don’t know why this image looks blurry:(   Emma must have moved when I took the photo! lol  Honestly, I don’t know why it looks blurry here:(  But if you click on it, it looks fine:)

I used all Stampin’ Up! products except, the little “let it snow” stamp, and of course, the wonderful, pre-colored digital image from Fred She Said called Emma the Snow Angel.  Oh wait, I did use an embossing folder, but I’m not sure where I got it, sorry:(

I used digital plaid paper from My Digital Studio (Stampin’ Up!) called Frostwood Lodge.  I do love digital! 🙂  I love to be able to size things the way I like them to fit any project;)

Fred She Said will be having a Spring Term DT (Design Team) PARADE  Friday Feb.28th.  You’ll be able to pop over to the Fred She Said blog and see cards by all the DT members, new and continuing:)  If you go over there right now, you can see new images that Tracey just put up in the store:)  I imagine at least several members will make cards showcasing those images  on the 28th;)

I’m also going to submit this card to the World of Crafter site for their February General cards challenge, which is Plaid.  You do need to be a member, but it’s free to join!  Lots of fun things going on there!! General cards, Iris Folding, Tea Bag folding, just to name a few.  Lots of friendly people and lots to do! 🙂  Click here to visit their page:)

Thanks for coming by today:)  I hope you might take a few minutes and visit all the links I’ve provided:)  I know, I’m a busy, busy girl! 😉  See you soon! 🙂



Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Emma, Fred She Said, Merry Monday, Stampin' Up!, World of Crafters

Freshly Made #72

I’m back with another simply made card:)  This card is for the challenge at Freshly Made #72.  I’m a little crunched for time today, so I’ll get right to it.  Here is the sketch for this week:

FMS Final 72-001Here is my card:

Half-fold Card3I put the image at the bottom instead of the top and added a sentiment.  I used all Stampin’ Up! products except for the pre-colored digital image from Fred She Said.  It’s called The Old Truck and can be at the Fred She Said store.  It also comes uncolored so you can color it yourself:)

Please feel free to ask questions about products or techniques:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂



Filed under Challenges, Fred She Said, Freshly Made, Stamping 411

Merry Monday #48

Update……..Yay, I received another badge!! 🙂

Honourable MentionIt’s fun to be able to show off once  in a while;)


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:

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I 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 news

Yay, I won a new badge for this card! 🙂

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I am so thankful to everyone who views or comments on my cards! 🙂



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Friday Mashup #95

Just a quick note to let you know I posted a card on my “other” blog, here, you can hop over there for all the details:)  Here is the card I made for the Friday Mashup #95:

Half-fold Card1

Thanks for stopping by today:)  Sorry if this is a rerun for you because you also follow my other blog.  See you again soon! 🙂



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Fred She Said Ground Hog Day Blog Hop

final wiarton willieFred She Said is having a Ground Hog Day Blog Hop.  Tracey, from Fred She Said hails from Wiarton, Ontario, Canada, home of Wiarton Willie, the albino ground hog.  Every February 2nd, Willie emerges from his den to predict whether or not we will have an early Spring.  If he sees his shadow, he will become frightened and scurry back into his den, hailing 6 more weeks of winter.  If he does not see his shadow, he will declare an EARLY SPRING woohoo!  Tracey has asked the Fred She Said DT to make a card – either a “wintery” card ( if they think Willie will predict  a LATE SPRING ) or a “Flowery or Spring” card ( if they think he will predict an EARLY SPRING ).

Your job, dear blog hopper, is to hop along and TALLY up how many DT thought it will be an EARLY SPRING and how many predict a LATE SPRING.   Instructions on how to enter will be posted on the last stop at the FSS CHALLENGE BLOG.

Blog Hop closes Friday February 8th,  Midnight EST

$30 GC for the Fred She Said Store
$25 GC for Crop Stop ( provided by Tracey )

( 25% off any purchase  on or over $10 from Friday FEB 1 UNTIL Sunday FEB 3 midnight EST )



Why?  Because I want one!! LOL   When I started making cards for this Hop, it was 60 degrees (for those of you who don’t know, that’s very warm for January in Illinois, USA! )   But warm weather doesn’t last long here in Illinois.  The very next day it snowed!  Now it’s VERY cold!!!!

So what does my card look like?  Here it is:

Half-fold Card1This beautiful pre-colored digital image made me think of standing on a hill in the Spring with the warm breeze blowing though my hair:)  If you go here, you can find the free digital background, just scroll down a bit:)  The image of Emma is called, Emma and the Butterfly.  I asked Tracey for the PNG version so I could add it to the background.  I printed two Emmas, cut one out  and popped up the dress and butterfly.

The white embossed frame is from Stampin’ Up! called, the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, one of my favorites!  The sentiment is from the retired set, Easter Blossoms.  I love this set, but having recently moved, I still can’t find it so I popped over to my Stampin’ Up! site and ordered the EASTER BLOSSOMS STAMP BRUSH SET as a digital download.

The great thing about the My Digital Studio downloads, besides the fact that you can get retired images, is that it’s almost instantly available.  You don’t even have to own the My Digital Studio software!  I, of course, own MDS , but in this instance I used it in my Print Shop to make it the size I wanted it!  How cool is that!?

Now for the part that’s not so “simple” for everyone, I made my own paper:)  Yep, I have a program that’s called Artweaver.  I downloaded the free version;)  I took my image of Emma, plus opened a new window.  I used the ink dropper to pick up the color from the ribbon on Emma’s dress and used the paint bucket to make my own color in the new window.

Ok, I know that sounds hard, and for the first three or four tries, it was, but now it’s easy:)  Something to think about;)  Let me know if you would like to try it, or the My Digital Studio.

If you follow me at all, you know I have a couple more cards to celebrate the Early Spring I’m predicting (hoping for).  Just keep scrolling:)

If you’ve come from Crystal, you’re right on track, and your next stop is Karen🙂  If you’ve just happened to stop by, head over to the Fred She Said blog and start with Tracey🙂

Here is the blog hop list in case you lose your way!

Blog Hop List:

Janet Kay – Me, you are here
FSS CHALLENGE BLOG ( entry instructions )

Good luck and Have Fun!

For those of you still here, I have two more cards! 🙂  Nothing says Spring quite like Daffodils….. unless it’s Tulips, so I have one of each!! 🙂  Both cards use all Stampin’ Up! products, except for the beautiful digital images from the  Fred She Said store.

These two are from the Spring Flowers & Paper Pricking Frame set.  There are two more flowers in the set.

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Half-fold Card13Yes, I made them almost the same, that’s because I won’t send them both to the same person, and I love them both!  For the Daffodils, I used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight cardstock and buttons.  For the Tulips I used SU Primrose Petals cardstock and ribbon.  Both these cards were very simple to make.  If you need a nice card quickly, FSS pre-colored digital images are the way to go!  I don’t color very well and Tracey does beautiful coloring!  Most of her images also come un-colored so you can choose your own colors if you like;)

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’m always happy to answer questions or order products for you:)  As a Fred She Said Design Team member, I’m also happy to answer questions about images and techniques:)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the Fred She Said Blog Hop, you could win!! 🙂



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