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. Kay your something else……you make my Day ! Can I be your Grandma ? Love your work….your going to be a professional before your out of school even. Hugs !

  2. Kay your something else……you make my Day ! Can I be your Grandma ? Love your work….your going to be a professional before your out of school even. Hugs !

  3. Kay, What a sweet album, so creative. You know your personality is showing, and it’s just great! Keep up the good work. Time for Kay’s own blog to be sure!

  4. Hi Jennifer,
    What manufacturer made the butterfly punch you use? I purchased a Martha Stewart butterfly punch and, while it’s easy to use, it’s more narrow and not as rounded as yours. I like the look of yours better and wondered who made it.


  5. Kay, you should definitely think of a career in writing!! I love your posts! They are fab! And great work too, what a talented young lady!

  6. Hi Kay,
    Loving your wonderful posts and I truly love this adorable book. I am sure your Grandfathers really enjoyed receiving this special gift. Keep up the great posts and the wonderful cards & projects.

  7. Hey Kay~
    Great gift idea and really beautiful colors!
    I’m sure your Grandad is going to love it! You’re amazing!

  8. Kay, your gift for Grandpa was adorable – and I’m sure he feels the same way about you. Looking forward to tomorrow’s post …

  9. I’m just blown away by your creativity Kay! This is such a sweet and beautiful gift to your granddad. I’m absolutely certain that your granddad loves it. Looking forward to your next project!

  10. Excellent Job Kay- blogging AND card making AND Mini Album for your Grandpa. Keep up the great work! You give great tips and advise, and have convinced me to work on my card making. Now where do I send those cookies?? 😉

  11. Personally I totally agree with the Barf comment. It is dreadful to get barfed on. I know from personal experience.

    Kay, loved your cards. The stamped family picture looks just like my family.

  12. Kay, I’m loving your posts; they make me smile.

    This album is a treasure. I know your granddad was thrilled with it.

    Thank you for describing how you made it. I appreciate the details. The alcohol-inked butterflies look great against that chalky paint-dabber paint.

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