Monthly Archives: August 2013

Freshly Made Anniv. #100, Operation Write Home-Midweek & Send A Smile 4 Kids

Yes, it’s a very long title, sorry.  I’ve made two cards (for now) to cover all three of these challenges.  The first card is for two challenges; Freshley Made #100, and Operation Write Home-Midweek Throwdown.  The OWH Midweek Throwdown is to make cards for kids, always my favorite:)  Freshly Made has a sketch and here it is:

Sketch 1And here is the card I made:

Half-fold Card1I’m very happy with  this card:)  I found the background paper at Michael’s.  It’s a stack from DCWV called All About Boys.  I don’t know if you’re allowed to do this, but I haven’t heard that I can’t.  I scanned part of a large 12/12 sheet, and with my printer, I made the sheet almost the size I needed, I just had to cut it a little.  The little circle compass came from one of the tries I made that was too big.  The image and small background paper both came from Doodle Pantry called Piratey Ship. The set comes with a few different background papers:)  I will most probably make more of these, boy cards are so hard sometimes.

My second card is for Send A Smile 4 Kids,  they are asking for Animal cards.  You still have plenty of  time to enter, they are giving away digital prizes and one of the prizes  is for $10 to the Fred She Said Store!!   Here’s the card I made:

Half-fold Card2This image and the papers are all from Doodle Pantry Kit called  Quirky Ostrich. This image is so cute!  They have a bunch of Quirky animals, stop by their shop and take a look:)

Well, that’s it from me tonight, of course, I have more cards in my future, so I hope you’ll come back again:)

Thanks for stopping by today, I’m always glad to have you! 🙂



Filed under Challenges, Doodle Pantry, Freshly Made, Kids, Operation Write Home, OWH Midweek Challenge, Send a smile 4 kids

EDIT with second card*****Friday Mashup #123 & Operation Write Home #186

OMGoodness, I am so late posting for the Friday Mashup # 123!  I’m going to post my card now and come back tonight and add all the details:)

Ok, I’m back, all the little ones are in bed and I have a little while before I have to head to bed myself:)  This card is for the Friday Mashup #123.

Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a project using “Clear Block Stamping (use your clear block as a stamp).”
Create a project using “Color-blocking.”
Or Mash it Up and create a project using “Clear Block Stamping & Color-blocking.”

Here’s the sketch I used, it’s from Operation Write Home #186:

owh sketch canvas copyHere’s one of the cards I made:

Half-fold Card1Here’s the second card I made:

Half-fold Card3Here’s the first card with a little sentiment added:

Half-fold Card1aI thought these would be nice for our female military to send home to their husbands or boyfriends.  Operation Write Home doesn’t require sentiments, but I felt they were missing something without at least a small sentiment.  Just my opinion;)

Now, what didn’t I use, you might ask?  I used mostly Stampin’ Up! products, except for my main image from Fred She Said, Fallen Maple Leaf.  Of course, the leaf is the same on both cards, but the Stampin’ Up! colors are totally different.  For my first card, I used my SU acrylic blocks with Wild Wasabi, Cajun Craze and More Mustard.  For the second card, I used the new DSP Sweater Weather, which can be found in the new Holiday catalog.  I also used Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, and Basic Gray. I did use, for the Tangerine Tango,  an embossing folder that was a gift from a friend, not SU:)

Thanks for coming by today….. twice;)  I really appreciate every one of you! 🙂  I’ll be back again soon:)





Filed under Boys-men, Challenges, Fall-Autumn, Fred She Said, Friday Mashup, Operation Write Home, Stampin' Up!

Merry Monday #70

I’m up late again, but I made two cards:)  The first one will be entered at Merry Monday #70. Here is their sketch for this week:

MM70Both of my cards today will be sent to Operation Write Home.  I’ve already entered their challenge, these are just more cards for their box:)  The first one I think would be good for a male to send to a female, it’s kinda girly;)  My second card is a little more generic, I think anyone could send it to anyone else.

Half-fold Card1This card was made with Stampin’ Up! cardstock So Saffron and Garden Green.  The image and red snowflake paper are both Fred She Said.  The image is called Christmas Rose Coloured Set.

Christmas Rose Coloured Set:
-contains coloured JPGs of Christmas Rose, Christmas Rose & Candles ( with background, and with white
background), 4 ready-to-print sheets & Bonus Christmas Sentiments Set ( has PNG & JPG versions) ( all 300 ppi)

The paper is also from Fred She Said, FSS-Christmas Papers1-2009.  I love these papers and use them all the time! 🙂 Now for my second card:

Half-fold Card2More Fred She Said😉  For this card I used Fred She Said image simply called Blue Jay.  Oh, dear, I can’t remember where I found the paper:(  I know it’s FSS, it might have been a freebie.  I use it all the time, it may be in one of her kits, I’ll look around and If you’re interested let me know:)  Also Tracey is making Cutting Files, check out the store🙂 I did use some Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Garden Green and Soft Suede.

Okay, I’m getting goofy now, it’s off to bed for me!

Thanks for coming by to have a look:)  You all are a quiet bunch, but I’m happy you’re here! 🙂  Of course, there are more cards on the way! 🙂




Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Fred She Said, Merry Monday, Operation Write Home, Stampin' Up!

Friday Mashup #122 & Operation Write Home #185

Oh, dear, another late night for me:(  My husband hates when I stay up late because then I don’t want to get up in the morning;)  Oh well, I’m going to try and finish this quickly:)

For you today, I have two cards!  The first card is for the Friday Mashup Challenge #122.

Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project with a “Tag (as an embellishment on you rproject or as the project itself ).”
  2. Create a project using the colors “Crisp Cantaloupe, Soft Sky, Primrose Petals & Bermuda Bay”.
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project “with a Tag using the color combo above”.

Wow, lots of colors!  I squeezed them all in, lets see how you like it:)

Half-fold Card1I don’t know where this card is going yet, but it’s very colorful:)  Both of my card are all Stampin’ Up! products today.  If you have any questions regarding supplies, feel free to ask:)  Oh, and I did “mash it up”  I have one tiny little tag in Primrose Petals;)

My next card if for Operation Write Home, because our military men and women deserve cards! 🙂  This card is for someone to send home to a loved one.  Here is their sketch for this week:

owh sketch canvas copyOnce again, all products used on this card are from Stampin’ Up!  Oooops, wait a minute, there is one other product on this card.  If you click on my card, you can see I used an embossing folder from Darice.  It was gifted to me by a friend:)

Half-fold Card2Yes, this is a short post today.  I’m so tired I can hardly think:(  Good thing I can go back and fix my spelling;) lol

Thank for coming by today!  Remember to make a comment to be entered into my personal give away, a Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder from Stampin’ Up!  It’s going on all the month of August! I will do a random draw from everyone who makes a comment this month:)

Also check out the Friday Mashup blog and the Operation Write Home Blog.  Check out the great cards and plan to join in yourself! 🙂



Filed under Challenges, Christmas, Friday Mashup, Operation Write Home, Stampin' Up!

Friday mashup #120 & Merry Monday-July

This is a post edit, in case you’ve already seen it.  I missed the deadline for Merry Monday….again:(  But here’s the happy news, I won a top pick from Merry Monday for the second card on this post! 🙂  That’s the one with the little Elf:)

Winner Badge for Merry MondayAnd that’s only the first thing I want to tell you.  If you scroll down and look at the Elf card, you will see the embossing folder I used.  It’s Petals-a-Plenty by Stampin’ Up!  I love this embossing folder and if you do too, you can have a chance to win one!!  All comments this month (August)  will be going into a drawing , and one lucky winner will receive a brand new Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder for FREE! 🙂

This is sponsored by me, Janet Kay:)  I’m happy to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and would be happy to have you as a customer, as long as you live in the USA.  I’m a “no pressure” salesperson, so you won’t be seeing me trying to get you to buy anything. I pretty much sell to get enough money for supplies for the two charities I support, Send A Smile 4 Kids and my newest endeavor, Operation Write Home:)

These are two very worthy causes if you have the time, please consider at least one:) I have links for both on my sidebar, take a look and give it some thought:)

I hope to be back very soon so that you have as many chances to comment as pobbible:)  Thank you for taking the time to read my post and visit my blog! 🙂


Lots to show you today! 🙂  I’ve made two more cards with the sketch from Freshly Made #96.


Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  1. Create a project for “Christmas / Hanukkah”.
  2. Create a project with “Stripes”.
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a “Christmas / Hanukkah project with Stripes”.

Here’s the card I made for the Friday Mashup #120:

Half-fold Card2This card features a pre-colored digital stamp by Fred She Said called, Little Fat Santa.  It also features some handmade, striped paper made by me! 🙂

I’m pretty sure there’s an easy way to make striped paper, and if you know how, please let me know, but this is what I did;)

christmas stripes  sample 1I went to my favorite Print Shop program and selected “add a line”.  It allows you to make different sizes and colors.  Sounds easy?  Do you see how many stripes there are?!  It took me all day, in between dealing with my grandchildren!  I made a bunch of stripes in red, green and black.  I stored them on the side of the page.  Then I layered them one by one.  I finished two or three times and didn’t like it and changed it up.  I was up until 4am!  Here is how it looked when I was almost done, I put in a “shape” of white and covered the ends to make it all one size.  Then I added my images to the “white” side so I could print everything on one page.

christmas stripes  sample2Here is a close-up of the tag I made:

Half-fold Card3I stamped on some thin, long paper, then I folded it in half and attached it with a silver, sparkle brad.  I left a little loop in the paper to make it stand out.  I also made a silver, sparkle snowflake with a retired Stampin’ Up! punch.  The red snowflake background paper is also Fred She Said, Christmas Papers 1-2009. The white cardstock was embossed with an old Embossing Folder by Cuttlebug.   The Santa and the tag are both popped- up with SU Stampin’ Dimentionals.

Now for my second card, I will be entering it over at Merry Monday-July. There was no sketch this month, the entire month has been “anything goes”!

July ChallengeHalf-fold Card1Same basic sketch, I just changed it up a little;)  I used my handmade paper, some leftover red snowflake, and regular cardstock embossed with a Stampin’ Up! folder called Petals-a-Plenty.  I believe this is my favorite embossing folder!:) At least for Christmas;)  The pre-colored digital image is from Fred She Said, Naughty or Nice Elf. The sentiment is also included with a few others:)  I used a silver glitter snowflake and a sparkly green brad.  Here I popped-up only the striped section.

Wow, that sure seems like a lot!  I hope you were able to make it all the way through;)

Thanks for coming by today!  I’m always happy to have visitors! 🙂  I don’t know what will be next, but I hope to be back soon!

JanetKay_RetroNoelP.S.  I’m not proofreading this so if you find errors, please let me know:)


Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Emma, Fred She Said, Freshly Made, Friday Mashup, Merry Monday, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!

Freshly Made Sketches #98 & Doodle Pantry #37

OMGoodness, I can’t believe we are heading into the third week of August and I haven’t posted any August cards yet!!!  It’s been a very busy week and next week won’t be much better!  I have about 5 cards ready to put together on my work table and not enough time to get them done.  So very few details tonight, but if you have any questions, please feel free to ask:)

Comments this month are very important, I’m going to have some Blog Candy.  Nothing big, but something nice that I will share with my Merry Monday post by Sunday:)  Be sure to leave a comment, it doesn’t have to be long, for a chance to win! 🙂

This is a very special card, it’s for my Daughter-in-Law:)  I’m not sure if she will be checking in this week, but her birthday was this past week and she knows she’ll be getting her card a little late.

My card will be entered in three challenges this week.  Gotta love those “anything goes” challenges;)  First up is Freshly Made Sketches #98, they provided my sketch, and here it is:

FMS Final 98-001And here is my card:

Quarter-fold Card1I used Stampin’ Up! papers and butterfly stamp with punch.  The Bird of Paradise is from Doodle Pantry, where I will also be entering their challenge #37.  I will  be entering this in the Sister Act Card Challenge #19.  I’ve never entered there before, but Doodle Pantry is sponsoring so there will be a prize:)

I did 3D the flower platform with pop dots, and the flower with sticky dots, if you enlarge you might be able to see the leaf hanging over the edge of the orange dotted paper.  I stamped the butterfly on Vellum.

Oh, dear, it’s well past midnight, I may have to go to bed and work on more cards tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you come back soon and leave a comment to enter for my Blog Candy, sponsored by me:)



Filed under Challenges, Doodle Pantry, Freshly Made, Stampin' Up!