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May 16, 2007


Rachel Hope

Gorgeous Card!!!!

Rachel Hope

Stunning card! Love the effect on the BG

Karrie Baker

Beautiful card, I love it!!

Linda (LSN on SCS)

Beautiful card Jan! Love all the subtle color on the background!

Do me a favor and fax me your Pre-Order list to save me the time (as I know I'll see something you made which will make me purchase the stamp set that I didn't give a second glance to...etc. etc.). So far, my pre-order is about $162.00 (and this does not include any hostess set pre-orders, or retiring sets or in-colors. Sigh!!!


Super card...your posts always make me giggle. I thought I was pretty super shopping online for myself on Mother's Day too!

Terry Molineux


First let me tell you, you are just not one talented lady you also missed your calling as a writer. I love reading your blog...You are hilarious...I could be in such a down your blog and all is are the best!!!

Sherry Cheever

Janine this card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Actually it's sort of incredible -- I love it!

Susan in TX

That "hole in the wall" is for your new fire and ice brads! :) You are my favorite blog to read -- and my husband's favorite for me to read aloud to him. (May you live forever!)
Have a great day - I feel that preorder pain myself...
Susan in TX

Faith Celeste

Jan- beuatiful card! I am always inspired when I come by your blog! You got some nice little goodies for Mothers day. I think I may have to help DH and DDs next year! One question- Is your stamp area always that organized?
Faith (faithyc on SCS)

Lisa (crazycatstamper)

The card is gorgeous!

To answer your first question, YES! EX-PE-DITE! I'll be doing the same....

To answer your second question - to comply with the asthetic CC&R's of "Embellishment West", you MUST buy another unit to keep the proper flow going.... LOL!


Okay Jan, I have to agree with a couple others that you have a way with word and always have me gigglin! (but you already knew that!) This card for some reason has really caught my eye this morning, I don't have either set but think I might be able to do it with the floral background. I just can't get it out of my mind (and there ain't much room in there!) Hope sometime when there is a Michigan event we'll meet as I am in the A2 area.

Trish D

That card is just gorgeous - love those rich tones. And news flash: KF is not discontinuing the snap stamps entirely, just the current fonts. So soon there will be *more* that we all simply must own :)


I just wanted to let you know that when my hubby sees the bank details and money missing from our account because it went to buying Karen Foster snap stamps I'm going to tell him it was your fault. :) I went straight from here to ebay. LOL. I can't wait for my new toys to arrive. :) ps. Your blog is fantastic and I love it.

Teresa Chapman

Your card is beautiful - and so is your blog :)


heather b

I LOVE that background... havent' had a chance to try it out yet, but I could feel the 'psychic resonance' oozing from my computer screen, so I know I'll be trying it before too long!! You really are a genius, and you SHOULD love yourself!!

Niki Glover

Jan, this card is about as close to perfect as I have ever seen a card (yes i love yourself too) - I am so glad there is no charge for awesomeness. I have Touch of Nature and the BG and can't wait to try (er, CASE) this majestic creation. Your newest loyal fan who is currently reading your blog from start to finish, Niki

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