Blog Candy & Merry Monday #157

Happy Birthday to me Blog Candy!

My birthday is in May, two of my grandsons have birthdays in May, and my husband’s birthday is in May.  What a great month!!:)

So here’s what I’m thinking…..throughout the entire month of May, you can make a comment on my blog, this will get you one chance to win.:)

You can send me a card for a “child” 1 year to 19 years, that will  get you two chances to win:)

If you make a comment during May, and send at least one card, you will have three chances to win! 🙂

If you’ve been following me for the last couple of months, you know I am doing volunteer work for Send A Smile 4 Kids, you can find my address and info here.   This is a wonderful group of people who make, collect, and donate handmade cards to children’s hospitals:)  Any and all cards sent to me will be donated to The Children’s Hospital of Illinois:)

What kind of Blog Candy do I have, you might ask.  I have 4 items that I will send out.  You will be able to let me know what your wish list is by numbering the letters 1-4.  One being what you would like the most, but this is not a guarantee.   These items have not been donated, all these items are from my own personal stash of craft items and are unused!  So here’s my list of Candy:)

A-From Stampin’ Up, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.  I love this folder! 🙂











B-From Stampin’ Up, Tagtastic, cling mount stamp set.


Samples were part of the catalog display, not included.


C-From Stampin’ Up, You Brighten My Day, cling mount stamp set.









D- From me, die cut outs.

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAI cut these out myself and took a photo, all are included.  I have cats in black, top center and white so you can color yourself.  Kittens, in white, below the cats, and black.  I have puppies, in Stampin’ Up! Chocolate Chip and white.  There are two guitars one in silver and one in black.  Bottom left is a boy on a sled in black.  I love all of these cut outs, so I thought someone else might like them too:)

So, now, I’m hoping you’re wondering what kind of card to send;)  Here are the SAS4Kids suggestions. You could send birthday, thank you, thinking of you, sending prayers, thoughts & prayers, have a great day, encouragement, no sentiment with a cheerful image, Father’s Day is in June, so that would be fine as well.  Please no Get Well, some of these children will not get well:(  We would like to concentrate on cheerful cards:)

I will announce the winners by June 15th, so please follow me so you will be notified of the winners:)  Also, if you send cards, make sure you include your email address and I will be able to notify you personally:)


This is going to be a quick post today.  Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!! 🙂


I wanted to show you a card I made for Merry Monday #157:) Their challenge this week is to use embossing.


Well, of course, an embossed Christmas card! 😉  My card will be added to the Christmas box for Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂  You can’t start too early for Christmas! 🙂



It looks easy, right?  Well, it was pretty easy, but I used a bunch of supplies and it had lots of steps, I was surprised, but I love it! 🙂  I used an embossing folder by Darice, I don’t know the name, but it’s snowflakes;)  I used all paper by Stampin’ Up!  The background and highlight paper is Soft Sky.  The Designer Series Paper is called All Is Calm, it’s from last Christmas, but I love it so much, I bought a bunch of it! It’s on sale right now at Stampin’ Up!  I used the DSP for the left side column and the scarf.  The hat is just Pear Pizzazz, cut with a die from Lawn Fawn.

The whole snowman set if from Lawn Fawn, it’s called Making Frosty Friends.   The hat is cut with a die, I drew the line on the hat with a Stampin’ Up! Basic Black marker.  I cut some white to match the hat and made the puffy hat ball, and highlighted it with Stampin’ Up! Dazzling Details.  I don’t think you can see the sparkle very well here:(  The scarf on the bird is a SU marker in Pear Pizzazz.

For the sentiment I used Short & Sweet, retired.  It fit perfectly with the Framelits-Bitty Banners, retiring this year.  To highlight it, I just fussy cut a border with Lost Lagoon.  Wow, next time I’m just making a supply list! 😉 lol

I think I’ll make more of these for the kids at Send A Smile 4 Kids! 🙂  I can use all kinds of different colors for boys or girls:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  Be sure to check out the Blog Candy info!  Also go by Send A Smile 4 Kids and check out their blog! 🙂  Merry Monday #157 is ending today (May 10th) , but there will be a new challenge tommorow (May 11th).  I’ll be back soon with Father’s Day cards! 🙂











Filed under Blog Candy, Boys-men, Challenges, Christmas, Embossing folders, Kids, Lawn Fawn, Merry Monday, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter

8 responses to “Blog Candy & Merry Monday #157

  1. This is adorable, Janet Kay! Love these colors and his sweet paper pieced scarf! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  2. Love this Christmas card, Janet Kay! The image is adorable paired with your choice of papers. Thank you for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  3. robyncockburn

    Very cute indeed! Lovely embossing and colours. So nice that the snowman has his little friend the bird!

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  5. Love all the little details you used to create your design Janet, great Christmas card for the kids. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  6. What an adorable card! I can see why you bought a bunch of that paper!!! Great job! A kid will certainly love it…I do!!!

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  8. This is such a neat card, Janet! Love that snowman and the little bird adds a nice touch. I know I need to get started with Christmas cards (last year was a bit of a disaster), but I just can’t get in the mood! Maybe this will inspire me at least a little bit. Tfs!

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