Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fireman Birthday and Dinner to Die For!

Happy Tuesday!!

Well Izzy is averaging about one temper tantrum per day. I know that this was going to start, but I wasn't ready for it. I was hoping it would start when she was thirty or forty, you know, when she would be out of the house and I wouldn't have to deal with it. All this time I was thinking that she would just naturally be wonderful and thoughtful and understanding. That's not too much to ask, is it!

She has been pretty fun for the rest of the day. We just got back from the park. She went down the slide all by herself! Can you believe it! I was sitting beside her at the top and she wouldn't hold my hand. So I let her go. She loved it! I can't believe how big my baby is getting. She is a little girl now. Don't tell Daddy!

Well today was another birthday. The little boy my neighbor babysits turned four today. He is so adorable, he is like a little cherub, all curly blond hair and pink cheeks. Izzy just loves him! She follows him everywhere! Today she was following him up the steps to the slide. I asked Beth the other day what he might like for his birthday, and she said he seemed to really be into the toy ambulance they have and Little People. Well of course I immediately thought of my Dress Up Billy set by Pink Cat Studio. Billy with blond hair looks exactly like Matthew. So I glanced through all his clothes and saw the fireman outfit and knew that it would be perfect. Here he is.

Isn't he adorable! I actually gave Matthew the card and the toy already. Take a wild guess which one he couldn't put down. You guessed wrong! It was the toy. Yeah, he didn't really even notice the card, but that is okay, I know his mom will enjoy it. I started off my stamping the fireman's hat on a piece of whisper white and then masking it off and stamping Billy. Then I stamped the fireman's boots and coat on a separate piece and colored everything in with my stampin' write markers. I cut out the coat and boots and placed them over the top and layered the image over a piece of yellow card stock and then a piece of black card stock. I then repeated this layering with DP and black card stock. I stamped "Happy Birthday" from Stampin' Up's Birthday Balloons and placed it down in the corner. I finished off the card by cutting out three black circles with my nesties and placing a red, yellow and green brad through the center. I am really proud of how this one turned out.

The second card I made today is a thank you card for a dinner party we went to the other evening. I wanted to use the Freaky Friday Challenge over at Sunflower Studios and knew this would be the perfect card for it. The challenge this week calls for using a Halloween stamp in a non-Halloween card. I decided to make the witch and cauldron slightly less "witchy" by using a more lavender purple and a lime green. I think this really fits the bill.

I started off by stamping the witch and cauldron from The Witching Hour by SUInk and More on a piece of whisper white and then coloring them in with my markers. I went ahead and stamped them on some DP and paper pieced the rest together. I added gold glitter with my glitter pen to the cauldron, the design on the dress and the broom to give it some sparkle. I then cut out the cauldron and popped if off the background. Next I sewed a button into the corner to make it look like a moon and added a tiny black bat. I then layered the image on a piece of DP and a piece of lime green card stock. Using an old MFT sketch challenge, I layered on DP and lime green card stock. I then printed off the sentiment on my computer, used my nesties to cut it out, layered on an oval piece of DP and threaded through a piece of ribbon. I added three square, black brads to the bottom and finished the card off by writing the sentiment, "It was to die for!" on the inside of the card. I just know Melissa will love it.

Well that is it for me. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! Thanks for stopping by!!


Paula Still said...

Love the cards! Your coloring of the fireman is remarkable! I have a whole new appreciation for Billy Dress Up stamps. The Thank You card is absolutely adorable. Love the colors and using a button as a moon (with a bat, at that!) is so creative. Love it, love it, love it!

Where do you get these ideas?!? Oh, it must be from your favorite mom!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Great job on both of these cards Janna!
The button for the moon is so clever :)

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Cute cards... well done!

Leigh O'Brien said...

Oh Janna, I love it...she's just adorable. Great job on the challenge!!

MJ said...

I love how you did the card for Leigh's challenge. I so wanted to play in that but it did not fit time wise. Brilliant idea to use it for a thanks for dinner card. Love it.