Kay… and her video!

Hello!  Kay has another day to share with you, along with a video.  I had such little free time at CHA that I am late in putting it up – sorry.  I am home now and thank you all for your great comments for Kay.  This blog takeover was her idea – bless her heart.  Here she is…

Hola! If I had a scoop of Black Raspberry Chip ice cream for every sweet thing that you have all said to me, I would have my one true love for the rest of my life. It’s Kay again, bringing tidings of the promised video on day five of the Cyber Takeover, now extended to seven days of pure awesomeness. Since chalk is one of my top five favorite products to use in a card, I am devoting an entire blog post to it. And a video!!!!!!! I’m so excited! While I’m thinking about it, here are my top five favorite products to use and why:

  1. Stickles – because they’re sparkly and the Diamond color takes on the color behind it, thus eliminating the need for other colors.
  2. Chalk – because it’s just really really fun to use with VersaMark. (The VersaMark Dazzle is soooo pretty… and is so versatile because you can change the colors.
  3. Hero Gems – again, sparkly and an amazing accessory for any card.  Sparkles make the world go round, right?
  4. Pop-Dots – because they make every mounted stamp pop up and add a layer of dimension to the card.
  5. Hero Owl Stamps – they are the cutest stamps in the world and you can put them anywhere. I once put an owl stamp as a lovebird, for a valentine.

So, in honor of chalk and movie making, I hereby devote this video to the craft:

Supplies: Chalk, Diamond Stickles, Hero Heart Stamps, Hero “Miss You” Stamp, Hero Note Card, Brown Velvet Ribbon, Trimmer, Adhesive, etc…

I just love that! Chalk AND Stickles, all in one wonderful card. It’s practically my personal heaven in card form!

*Crafty Tip* Sometimes, instead of ink, use chalk and VersaMark. It’s more versatile and can be used to shade colors. Also, find a way to mix it up. For example: I used two supporting ribbons while most people would probably only use one.

This time, I got chalk all over my fingers, which, in my opinion, have suffered enough for a manicure. (This is battle I’m losing.)  Since chalk will smear all over your card, it’s a good idea to keep Super Baby Wipes nearby, because they will get anything off of your fingers in a snap, whether it’s chalk or ink. They are a life saver, honestly.

When I was in fourth grade, my art teacher had us do a special assignment. (I promise there is a reason I’m telling you this). We had to draw a self portrait, with no eraser. That assignment taught me that in art, there is never a mistake. It’s just something that you didn’t plan on doing and it will always make it better.

Until next time, may you be as happy as Mum when watching The Bachelorette.  (Just Kidding! 😉 )

PS: It is Jennifer again.  I haven’t been able to watch the Bachelorette finale, but saw who “won.”  Interesting.  I hear they are still together?  Shocker!  Ha. 🙂

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68 thoughts on “Kay… and her video!”

  1. Hi Kay, you’re too funny. I love reading your blog. You really cracked me up with they way you present things. Great job. Maybe you and your mum need to do like Friday with Kay or something like that. 🙂

  2. I love the video AND the card, Kay!! Your blog posts are awesome and I hope you hijack your Mum’s blog again in the near future!!!

  3. Kay,

    I have enjoyed your blog posts while Jennifer was gone. You are very talented and funny. Pop in often!

  4. Kay love the video and card great job! Jennifer I think letting Kay high jack the blog was a terrific idea. I could totally see her with a fun blog all her own. Oh and the Bachelorette can’t wait to hear what you have to say after you watch it.

  5. Hello Kay !!

    It’s Aurore from France again ! I love your video ! You seems to be so , i don’t know how to say in english “sure de toi” ……
    And your card is really beautiful !

    Thank you very much

    Big kiss from France 😉

  6. Kay, I think your mom should make you a regular, you definitely have a flare for all this crafty stuff. You did a great job this week standing in for your mom. Hope to see you in the future and what you are up to. Keep up the great work!

  7. Terrific video, Kay. I’m glad to see chalk being used because I have so much of it but feel a bit intimidated by it. I like the idea of using it and then cutting out the image. That way I don’t have to worry about being careful. I like the use of two ribbons; they seem to ground the hearts in a way that one would not.

    I’m enjoying your posts; I vote that you become a regular feature here.

  8. Kay you are so charming and fun! Love to read your blogs and your video was wonderful! I think you are a natural to follow in Jennifer’s footsteps as a crafting guru! It’s been a pleasure having you fill in this week!

  9. Kay – you are so much fun. Your video is as good as Jennifers are. I agree with you I like chalk better than ink too. I just can’t get the knack of ink, so I stick with chalk.
    Thanks again for a fun post. 🙂

  10. Kay I have enjoyed all your blog entries this week but especially todays! So great to hear your voice! You are one awesome kid…Jennifer always mentions how she adores you and well…I think after this week…there are tons of us that adore you too! I know I do! Thanks for sharing your ideas and passions for our great craft. What a tribute to your Mum you are!

  11. Oh, almost forgot! Ask your Mum if you can do at least one episode a week! You are a natural and I’d love to hear and see more of your work. I will even beg her with you or for you!!! 🙂

  12. ok…not meaning to be a pest here…but one way to approach doing an episode a week…EXTRA CREDIT! for one of your classes! Mums and teachers alike…love extra credit! 🙂 And we love you… so- there you have it!

  13. Kay, great job, I loved your video and card! You should definitely be a regular on your Mum’s blog or start one of your own 🙂

  14. By any chance was that card for your MUM? Beautiful card, and that was a wonderful video. You are quite talented. TFS!!! Kay. 🙂

  15. Hey Kay – I have really enjoyed reading your blogs this week! Your video was wonderful – and your nails looked fabulous! Really wanted to bring my granddaughter to your class at Stamp Your Art Out but – alas – there was an age limit and she isn’t quite 5. However, she is a good little stamper.

  16. Ok Kay- you are becoming a chip off the old block and turning into a great young lady! You’ve done a great job! Hope to see you at
    Stampaway next week!

  17. Hi Kay….
    Your so funny…thanks so much for Continuing the Blog while Jennifer was gone…
    I have enjoyed your blog days! hope you pop in again…..
    By the Way your chalk card is FAB….

  18. Kay you are a professional, girl!
    LOVE your card and video!
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!
    I know your Mum is so proud of you! Keep creating!
    Oh, and I just love your sense of humor. 😉

  19. Jennifer and Kay, I loved reading your blog entries. So cute! It would be great to have Kay join you sometime creating together.

  20. Gresat job Kay on your postings and your video… mum…guess who can substitute for you the next time you get the flu…actually thanks so much for sharing with us!

  21. Kay you are a natural! I think the idea of having you do a day a week on this blog is a great idea and I’m sure your Mum wouldn’t mind a little more free time! Thanks for filling in.

  22. I’ve been busy packing like a madwoman for a camping trip this weekend and stopped to take a look at the blog and tutorial… Kay ~I have to tell you you blessed my day with your work and humor! Thanks so much for being you! (and now I’m itching to try that Versamark technique with my chalks – I think they are an under-rated tool.) Be blessed!

  23. Kay, What a fun video! I have never tried stamping with versamark and brushing the image with chalks so I was very happy to learn something new today! Thank you!!! 😀

    Jennifer, you HAVE to go back and watch the finale of the Bachelorette on ABC.com. I know it’s been said before, but I think it’s one of the best finales yet (I was literally sitting on the edge of my chair begging my family for silence for the last 45 minutes). When you’re done there make sure to read Chris Harrison’s blog entry (he has entries for each week including the finale) on Entertainment Weekly’s website–you can find it quickly by typing in his name in the search box at http://www.ew.com. I just discovered it and I’m in love. Can’t wait to hear if you enjoyed it as much as I did! 😉

  24. Hi Kay, I am just found your mum’s blog and have really enjoyed all your blogging and I especially loved your video! I can’t believe you are so young! Thanks again, Jane, Sydney Australia

  25. Kay,
    I have to say I am really enjoying your entries in your mom’s blog. And on this video you are great!!!!

    Keep your eyes peeled or she might end up with your job at Hero Arts!

    — dalis

  26. kay – i like you even more after watching you work and hearing you talk! i think you sounded just as i imagined you would … and super funny!

    jennifer – you have to watch the bachelorette finale. wasn’t the outcome i wanted though 🙁

  27. Kay,
    You are quite the inspiration and I am sure make you’re mum very proud. Xlent job on the video and card and chalking, I didn’t know it was that easy to make the chalk technique work so great.

  28. Wow, Kay, great job! That chalking is something I’ve never tried. In fact, I never even knew that technique existed 🙂 Thanks for teaching us!!! I agree, you definitely need to pursue this blogging thing, either on Mum’s blog more often, or on your own! And keep creating videos, too! You’re a pro!!!

  29. Kay, you are a real HOOT! I really enjoyed your video. You sounded just like a professional on your video with a little humor tossed in. I’ll be looking forward for more inspiration from you. Hope you got a manicure out of helping out your mum!~

    Jennifer, The Bachelorette ending was good. However, I loved watching Jillian and Ed on the Regis/Kelly show where Anderson Cooper asked the question we all wanted to know. So check it out. By the way all of you looked so tired in the HA video at CHA. Must have been an exhausting experience. Glad you are back.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  30. Okay, I think I love you! Yep, I do.
    What a beautiful card! Loved the video too! You are a natural. Please don’t stop making them. Once a week at least. I’ve never used versamark and chalk together and I will trying this technique really soon.
    Thank you so much for doing this, we all really appreciate it.
    God bless 🙂

  31. Kay…REALLY enjoyed your video…you are definitely going to give you Mum a run for her money! You have a bright future. Thanks for sharing all week…it has been fun.

  32. Dear Kay…just 14 years old and such a pro. I’m in awe, really. You do such a wonderful job with the crafts and especially the videos. What a fantastic idea with the versamark and chalk. I’ll have to try that out very soon!

    Take care and keepem’ comin’!


  33. Kay — So impressed. I am clueless how to direct, edit and post a video and you have did not only THAT but created a wonderful card as well!!!! When I grow up I want to be like you and your mum (the fact that I am older than both of you is beside the point)! I LOVE your comment as you watched the Stickles leave the bottle in a little heavier stream than you may have intended. You are SO right, in art there is no right or wrong, only a new opportunity to make something beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent with us. Look forward to hearing from you and seeing your work in the future. What will you come up with NEXT?????!!!!! Woo Hoo!

  34. Kay, Great job with the video! Your instructions were clear and concise. I loved the variation of chalk colors you used. I haven’t used chalks yet and this definitely inspired me to try them. And, you are absolutely right…there are no mistakes when you create…only happy accidents (which just stir the creative juices). I think you have a career in the making…keep it up!

    P.S. Jennifer, thanks for sharing Kay with all of us. She is a real treasure!

  35. Kay,
    Great video! I have been thinking about getting the Dazzle line of Versa Mark…does it really sparkle or can’t you tell? What a cute and simple card! Thanks for the idea and you should talk to Hero Arts about being a Jr. stamper! Thanks I sure enjoy the ideas from you and Jennifer!

  36. Hi Kay,

    You did a great job this week. You really cracked me up 🙂 You’re definitely design team material! I vote for every Friday with Kay here on Jen’s blog 😀

  37. Wow Kay, you are very impressive. I realy enjoyed reading your blog this week, you remind me so much of a couple of my granddaughters. And thanks for all the great tips!!

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