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May Blog Candy!

Yay, it’s May 1st!  Time for some Blog Candy! 🙂

Happy Birthday to me Blog Candy!

I’m changing my Blog Candy to May instead of April.  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! 🙂

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

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Samples were part of the catalog display, not included.

 

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

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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:)

 

Now, I have a card today:)  I’m going to enter it in the Freshly Made Sketches # 184 challenge🙂

FMS Final 184-001abSDC15713For this card I used Stampin’ Up! Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, hmmm, I think the birds are Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo, but I don’t remember, sorry.  I added the birds as a last thought and I made them more than a month ago.  Both of the dies are from Impression Obsession.  The kite is DIE153-I and the birds are DIE154-A.  The bird die has 10 small birds and the kite comes with this big kite, the pieces to go inside the big kite, a small kite, two strings and 4 bows, really awesome! 🙂

I’m also going to enter again into The Challenge #32 over at Always Playing With Paper.

New Banner-005I really like this card:)  Yes, it will be going into my box for Send A Smile 4 Kids;)

One more bit of news:)  This card was chosen as a runner-up, (Glamette) for the Friday Mashup #206🙂  Yay! 🙂

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Ok, I think that’s all for today:)  Thanks for coming by today, I hope you’ll enter to win my Blog Candy! 🙂  See you again soon! 🙂

JAnEtKaY_ChickadeeSti

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Friday Mashup #206 & ALWP The Challenge # 32

Ok, this is going to be a short, quick post today:)  I’m entering some cards into challenges and I only have half an hour to do it!  Of course, I will be back soon with some more cards to share:)

This is the challenge over at the Friday Mashup #206:

This week’s Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using ” Umbrellas”.
  • Create a project using “Polka Dots”.
  • Or Create a project using “Umbrellas & Polka Dots”.

 

abSDC15680So I have umbrellas and polka dots:)  I love polka dots! 🙂  I made a card almost exactly like this last year, but smaller.  This card is not an A2, it’s  just a little too big for an A2 envelope, but I needed to make the elements fit right;)  I used Stampin’ Up! Daffodil Delight for this one, and an image from Clear Dollar Stamps.  CDS has closed, but you can find some of their images at Doodle Pantry.

 

Here’s the challenge #32 over at Always Playing With Paper.  Also polka dots, yay!:)

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I could use the same card, but instead, since these cards are going to Send A Smile 4 Kids, I made two;)

 

abSDC15681For this card I used Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder.  Which one do you like better?  Maybe I should have used SU Perfect Plum, I’ll try it later;)

Thanks for stopping by for this short post, I’m off to submit my cards.  Check out both challenge blogs and see what others have made:)

JanetKay_WatercolorPe

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Yes, I have a card and photos! :)

Ok, sorry, not here:(  Please go here to my Stampin’ Up! blog and see my card and photos:)  I will be making cards for both of my blogs when I get organized, I promise;)

JanetKay_Kisses

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Merry Monday #88 & Fred She Said Christmas Party

Fred She Said is having a Christmas Party Giveaway! From Wednesday Dec. 18 until Monday Dec. 23 Midnight EST.

Come see the Fred She Said DT’s fabulous projects 🙂  Please leave a comment at the Fred She Said Blog for a chance to win one of 3 $10 Fred She Said gift certificates or post a link to a recent Christmas or Winter project  using Fred She Said products for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate 🙂

Also at the Fred She Said Facebook Page there will be an extra $10 gift certificate to giveaway.  All you have to do there is post a recipe ( or link to a recipe) of your favourite holiday recipe or treat 🙂  All details are at the Fred She Said Blog.

I wanted to be sure and tell you about the Fred She Said Party over on the FSS blog! 🙂  Be sure to check it out for some great giveaways!

Now I have three cards to share! 🙂  I’ve already entered one at Merry Monday #88, but I think I can enter one more:) I’ve given all the cards away, so I will have to post details as I remember them.

Here’s their challenge:

MM New Look Sketches-021Here’s my first card:

Poster3This is a very simple card, but I love it!  I know my DIL checks out my blog now and then, so I have to ask her to not tell Matthew this is his card;)  I got the background from Raspberry Road Designs.  It’s called Blue Christmas Paper Set.  There are other Blue Christmas sets to match, including a freebie:)  Right now they are having a 50% off sale, so hurry over there!

Anyway……I picked out the paper and thought about what I would do next.  I flipped the image, and knew the deer would be perfect!  The deer are a Memory Box die called Deer Trio.  I cut them apart and placed them in the “snow”, I glued them down with sticky dots, not pop ups.  Then I looked at it a few days and thought about what I wanted to add.  I decided I didn’t want to add anything;)  It’s clean and simple, and I love it, I hope my grandson will too! 🙂

My next two cards are alike in that they use a technique called Starburst , I found the technique instructions here.  My next card:

Half-fold Card2I just couldn’t get the colors right for this photo, at least not to my satisfaction;)  But the card is gone so I had to do the best I could to present it.  The papers are from imaginisce, the series was called Polar Expressions.  I had a number of the papers and some chipboard stickers.  The bear is a chipboard sticker that is popped up with Stamin’ Up!,  Stampin’ Dimentionals.  I bought it several years ago, but I still love it! 🙂  I used the fronts and the backs of the papers to make my Starburst.

Last card for tonight:

Half-fold Card1Now the colors in this photo look awesome and I don’t know why, I took the photos one after the other.  This card uses a chipboard sticker from the previous pack of stickers, but the paper is something I found on ESTY.  I am so sorry to say I don’t remember where on ESTY:(  It was listed as Christmas paper, but it looked a little Spring like to me.  Finding Cardinal papers was almost impossible!  I do love how it turned out though! 🙂 I attached the Cardinal with glue dots.

Well, I’m off to get more done.  The grandkids will be home from school for two weeks, so I have to use my time wisely…..if that’s possible;) lol

Thanks for coming by today, I hope you’ll come again! 🙂  Be sure to check out all my links for special deals! 🙂

In case I don’t get back, please have a safe, peaceful, and very Merry Christmas!!!! 🙂

JanetKay_HolidayRibbo

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Fred She Said, Merry Monday #88, Friday Mashup #139 & Send A Smile 4 Kids

OMGoodness, I have a lot to share today!  I have three cards! 🙂  All of my images today are Fred She Said, they are having a contest with prizes!

Fred She Said is having a Christmas Party Giveaway! From Wednesday Dec. 18 until Monday Dec. 23 Midnight EST.

Come see the Fred She Said DT’s fabulous projects 🙂  Please leave a comment at the Fred She Said Blog for a chance to win one of 3 $10 Fred She Said gift certificates or post a link to a recent Christmas or Winter project  using Fred She Said products for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate 🙂

Also at the Fred She Said Facebook Page there will be an extra $10 gift certificate to giveaway.  All you have to do there is post a recipe ( or link to a recipe) of your favourite holiday recipe or treat 🙂  All details are at the Fred She Said Blog!  Check it out!! 🙂

This first card was supposed to go to Freshly Made Sketches #116.  I was too late to enter:(  So….since it fits with the theme of the Friday Mashup #139, I’m going to enter it there! 🙂

Fm139Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
Create a “Winter themed project (Non Christmas).”
Create a project using “Embossing (Dry or Heat). ”
Or Mash it Up and create a “Winter Project using Embossing.”

Half-fold Card2The image is from the Fred She Said store called Emma & the Snowball.  Isn’t she just too cute! ? I used some new paper from Stampin’ Up! called Winter Frost.  I love it!  It has two sheets with Silver accents.  I used one of the silver here, it’s kind of hard to see how shiny and beautiful it is:(  But trust me, it’s gorgeous! 🙂

Now, my next two cards use the same image from Fred She Said, but I made them up two different ways;)  One of them will be entered into Merry Monday #88 this week.

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Here’s the first one

Half-fold Card3And now the second one

Half-fold Card1I love this image from Fred She Said called, Catchin’ Flakes! 🙂  All of these cards will be going into the box for Send A Smile 4 Kids!

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope to be back at least one more time before Christmas, but just in case that doesn’t work out, I’m wishing you all a very  Merry Christmas!! 🙂

JanetKay_SnowedIn

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Merry Monday #87, Doodle Pantry Dec. 2013 & SAS4 Kids

Wow, it’s been a long time!  Sorry for the lack of cards:(  I have actually been making cards for projects that I can’t show on my blog yet, but will be coming up soon;)

For today, I have two cards for challenges, but they will both be going into the box for Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂  My first card is for Merry Monday #87.  They have a challenge this week with mittens:)  MM New Look Sketches-020Because it’s very late here……. again, I will be adding very few details.  You can always ask for any info I don’t supply:)  So here is my first card:

Half-fold Card1The main image is from Fred She Said, Emma & the Snowball.  I have been having tons of fun with this image!  She comes ready to color or in three different colors.  This is only the first one you will see;)

My next card is for the challenge over at Doodle Pantry #41.The challenge is for the entire month of Dec., so you still have plenty of time to join in:)

Half-fold Card2Isn’t this so cute! ?  I actually requested a Winter Birthday theme from Laurie over at Doodle Pantry and I was lucky enough to have my wish granted:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope to be back very soon!  There is something special going on over at Fred She Said this coming week so watch for it! 🙂

JaNeTKAY_ChristmasGli

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Merry Monday #83, Freshly Made Sketches #112, SAS4K & OWH

I have three cards today, yes 3!  I first have to apologize for the photos of my cards:(  They aren’t actually photos at all, I had to scan them:(  They look lifeless and cold to me:(  I used to scan all my cards, then I started taking photos, wow, what a difference! This scanner must not be very good because the scans look washed out in areas.  I’m very disappointed:(    My camera has turned up missing for some reason.  There are quite a few people in my apartment this week, but my grandson may have put it somewhere.  I’ll have everyone look tomorrow.

Anyway…..lets get to some cards! 🙂  My first card I will be entering in both Merry Monday #83, and Freshly Made Sketches #112.  Here is the info for Merry  Monday:

MM New Look Sketches-016Here’s the sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #112

FMS Final 112-001I used the theme from Merry Monday and the sketch from Freshly Made:

Half-fold Card1I’m sorry, it looks so much better in hand:(  All products for this card are Stampin’ Up!  First I used Stampin’ Up! digital stripe paper in Chocolate Chip, on top of that I used some Chocolate Chip cardstock.  The mittens are a Stampin’ Up! punch, (ooops, I used red star paper from Doodle Pantry).  The sentiment is from the stamp set, Snow Swirled.   This card will be sent to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

Next I have another card that will be sent to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

Half-fold Card2I’m so sad, what a terrible scan:(  Anyway…I used a snowy embossing folder, on top of that I used Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade cardstock, and an image and sentiment from Fred She Said, both from the kit Emma The Hugger – Snowman Edition.  I also used Spellbinders dies. This card will  also be going to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

My last card will be going to Operation Write Home:

Half-fold Card3This is also a Fred She Said image, this one is simply called Pine Trees.  There are 3 different versions, I love them all! 🙂  Christmas has been sent already for Operation Write Home, this is a Winter Love card:)  The background and accent color is by Stampin’ Up!, Garden Green, my favorite green cardstock!  I used a misc. rubber stamp, and an embossing folder gifted to me:)  The folder is snowflakes and swirls if you can’t make it out (darn scanner).

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  I hope to get more time to make cards very soon, see you then:)

JanetKay_HollyPepperm

 

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