A great project from Kay…

You all rock.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the kind comments for Kay.  And yes, she is as amazing as she seems.  I love her madly.  I leave in the morning for CHA… but Kay and I have the week planned – lots of fun coming your way.  Here she is…

Bonjour! It’s Kay here, with your daily dose of creativity… and a twenty percent chance of fun! Today I was messing around with some photos and a bottle of purple paint – never a good idea, considering my history of finger stains – when I found IT. The best stamp ever, the best greeting, something that rings true to every person in America. Here’s what it says:

"You & dessert are the best things in life." (a Stampabilities stamp)

This was a hidden treasure, un-inked and un-used, like many of Mum’s stamps, and I felt it was my duty as a card-maker to use it in a special project! I used it to make a picture book about our family for my granddad. I gave it to him tonight and he absolutely loved it.



The booklet has three green alcohol inked butterflies on the front (alcohol inks – also a messy product. At least now I don’t have to paint my nails 😉 ) and a purple painted background that was painted with an Adirondack Paint Dabber in Eggplant. The greeting was stamped on white cardstock mounted on green paper, on top of twine that was glued down to the paper. The pictures are 4 x 6 pictures glued front to back showing pictures of our family, and the booklet is held together by holes punched by a…. hole puncher, actually and more twine. The background purple cover isn’t any type of special paper, it was just white cardstock with paint.

The pictures were soooo pretty. They were taken at around Thanksgiving by the great Cathy Blackstone and I really do love it.

But really, I was just playing around. That’s the beauty of card-making, everything turns out to be beautiful, and sometimes even you’re surprised. It’s beautiful, the creativeness and spontaneity that shows up when you’re just playing.

Now that I think about it, it’s kind of like the Audreyisms.

Well, until the next beautiful card, may you be as happy as my dog Roxie chasing a squirrel.

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74 thoughts on “A great project from Kay…”

  1. This is so darling Kay! I’m sure your Granddad was thrilled to receive this from you. (Great to see you tonight — LOVE YA!)

  2. You are a hoot Kay 🙂 I love the way you talk and what a great project BTW!! I see that Michaels is stocking up on more Ranger projects. Yay!!

  3. Hi Kay
    you are like a breath of fresh air. thanks for sharing your awesome book and i love that stamp too – what a treasure you have found. Take care.

  4. WOW Kay! What a GREAT gift for your Granddad!! you make me laugh! I love visiting the blog EVERYDAY! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow. Love your sayings you come up with too!!!

  5. Oh Kay! that’s so nice. I love the purple and green together. And I also love your story telling. Looking forward to your blog posts this week.

  6. Hi, Kay! You are amazing! The works posted today are also wonderful!
    I looked your fantastic works for the first time yesterday, and I came to be one of your fans. 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing her wonderful works with us, Jennifer!
    I rushed to come here after seeing your twittering. *grin*

  7. Kay your such a Sweetie to show us your Awesome Creations and takeover your Mum’s blog while she is away!!
    Love that book and bet your granddad did too!!

  8. What a quick and cute idea! Your Mum better watch out because you’re on your way to being in charge of the blog full time. (Not that you don’t do a fantastic job Jennifer, especially the videos).

  9. Kay.. you are doing an awesome job ‘taking over’ the blog. I am having so much fun reading your entries. I love the saying on the stamp… would like to have that in my collection : ) Have a great weekend..

  10. Hello Kay! What a blessing your blog entries have been to myself and my 10-year old daughter. We look forward to seeing much more from you! 🙂

  11. What a beautiful gift for your granddad!!! Happy to hear and see that you saved that lovely stamp from the un inked status (what could be worse for a stamp!?!) Looking forward seeing more of your work!

  12. What a great little album Kay, I bet your granddad totally treasures it!! And I am just loving your posts, like your mum, you are a breath of fresh air, and obviously have the same teaching gene she has! You are doing an awesome job :o)

  13. Gorgeous album Kay. I really think you need your very own blog to share your great ideas and witty posts.
    Good cheer to you.

  14. Love the album, Kay! Purple is such a regal color–no wonder your granddad loved it! Great job!

  15. That is a very pretty album Kay. I see you like butterflies just like your mum. Never loose your sense of humor. I’m having a great time with the friendly take over. Jennifer have fun at CHA. TFS!!! Kay. : )

  16. Bonjour from France again !!

    This gift for your granddad is fabulous ! Wonderful colors !!! I love it really !!!!!

    I visit this blog everyday when i come back home after job …….and i dream !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a nice day 😉

  17. So you’ve been taking your mothers classes on Thinking Inking to, eh? I BLAME HER FOR THE TERRIBLE STATE OF MY HANDS !!!! (but I also give her credit for the inspiration of beautiful things !!!) Cute album – love it !!

  18. Kay this is fabulous – I love the way you’ve tied the string, and the beautiful inking. I’m not surprised your Granddad loved it.

  19. I just found this blog (I know, where have I been?) and I’ve spent lots of time reading through the posts. And, Kay, you are a wonderful writer as well as a talented artist! Your posts make me smile!

  20. Fabulous mini-album! I love the green butterflies on the purple cover. Gorgeous!! Love the message too. I’m sure your granddad loves it! You just crack me up with your humor too… your mum better watch out or she won’t be getting her blog back. 😉

  21. Wow Kay, that is one awesome album! I bet your grandad really loved this!
    I have really enjoyed reading your blog entries and I look forward to seeing more of them in the future.
    Maybe you need to start your own blog, you have quite a flair for it! And I know my two daughters would love to read it (they are 11 and 13)and so would I 🙂

    Western Australia

  22. Love the album, Kay. Fantastic colours. I made a similar one this week for my husband for our anniversary yesterday, after seeing the one that your mum had on the blog a few weeks ago. My photos weren’t anywhere near as good as Cathy B’s though! Have fun at CHA, Jennifer. Good to know the blog is in good hands whilst you’re away. 🙂

  23. Love the album, Kay!! What a wonderful gift for your granddad!! Thank you for sharing your talented with us! I love the way you talk, totally enjoy your writing!! 🙂

  24. Kay, what a heartfelt gift you have made! I’m sure your grandpa was just floored by your thoughtfulness – I know I would be!! Keep up the most excellent work. 🙂 You’re a sweetie.

  25. Wow Kay, you really know how to write. I look forward to more posts from you… and maybe a blog of your own in the future?

    Tell your Mum I said hi! 😉

  26. Bonjour to you kay! Glad to see you took on your duty as a stamper to ink that stamp… and I think it would be fun to see a line of stamps called the Audreyisms. Could you post more? I almost died laughing when I read her card…

    Tell her she deserves a cookie!

  27. Hmm… I was away for a few days and didn’t read any blog so I didn’t comment your previous post but Kay, I must say:
    you rock!!!

  28. Jennifer I hate to say it, but….. you have some serious competition!!!!! Fabulous, more please!

  29. I have spent this hot afternoon catching up with you Kay. You are a treat. Keep up the good work. You are making a lot of people happy.

  30. Kay, I am so curious. What font do you use to sign your name at the bottom of the photo of your projects–love it!

  31. Special K and Mum —

    LOVE those projects. Have been catching up on my blog review tonight and just ran through all of your posts! MANY THANKS for the great ideas!SO FUN! Love today’s best of all…spontaneous gifting is just the best thing, especially when it is created with love!

    Can’t wait to see what you two have in store for us this coming week.

    Have fun at CHA! Keep all us peeps posted of the fun things you find!

  32. wow Kay, what a great book! You are a natural born card blogger…can’t wait for the rest of the week!

  33. Cute card! I love that butterfly. Is it the same one that your Mum uses? If so can you tell us who makes it? I would guess it’s a punch?? I just have to have that butterfly!

  34. what a lucky grandad – to have 2 treasures, a beautiful book and a beautiful grandchild who cares so much about him!

  35. What a beautiful gift for your grandDad! I can see why your Mum is so proud of you! Your album looks so nice and very special with that saying on top! You did a great thing bringing this stamp to life – it did not deserve to stay un-inked! Keep up the great work on the blog – you are very interesting to read!

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