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.

Half-fold Card4

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!! 🙂



Filed under Blog Hop, Contests, Emma, Fred She Said, Prizes

19 responses to “Fred She Said Ground Hog Day Blog Hop

  1. Lois

    I can almost smell the spring breezes.

  2. Carla

    Wow Janet Kay you made some lovely cards for this blog hop. I like the onewith the tulips very much.

  3. oooh, ooh, oh! I love those digis tucked in that embossed frame! Lovely card set you created! LOVE your prediction too! 🙂

  4. Such Gorgeous cards Janet. I can’t decide which one is my favorite. Love the designs you used and the images. Love the white embossed frame too.
    Hugs, Rosalee

  5. Holly

    very very cute Janet!

  6. Wonderful cards, Janet! and very SPRINGY! Thanks for all the tips and explanations too.

  7. Marie Bingaman

    All beautiful cards, Janet Kay! But then, I’ve come to expect nothing less when visiting your blog!! 🙂

  8. Regena

    Ur cards are both simply beautiful!! Love the CAS look..daffodils are my favorite spring flower!! Hugs Regena

  9. Fab cards as always. Love the ‘Emma’ card and thanks for the link to the great background.

  10. Lovely cards. The embossed frames look great around the digital images.

  11. Love your coloring and the embossed frames!! It was 10 Degrees here as I went to work this morning..go go go Spring!!

  12. Wow, Janet Kay. What fabulous cards!!!

  13. All 3 of your cards are beautiful! I love that sweet image on the first one. That sure says Spring to me. Beautiful embossing. Love the flower images on the other 2 cards. I love cards with flowers. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  14. DOUBLE WOW! I love all the spring cards Janet! Beautiful!

  15. Laurie

    These are very pretty cards, and thanks for the paper tips.

  16. Sharon Swain

    Love all the diffeent cards you had mad. thanks for the info on Artweaver.

  17. Debbie Woodwick

    Love the cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  18. All your cards are stunning!
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs Nela

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