Thursday, November 13, 2008

Angels, a Little Bit of Bubbly and some Skates!

Happy Thursday everyone! Only one more day until Friday and boy am I ready for it!

Today has been a kind of relaxed easy going kind of day. Izzy has been playing around outside, as well as Tuxy and I even got some of the leaves raked up so that Jason can mulch them this weekend. Supposedly it is suppose to snow, but I am keeping my fingers crossed that the weather man is wrong.

Izzy has a new obsession, well really not new per se, just widened her old obsession. It is shoes, but not only her shoes, but everybody's. She has been walking around the house in mine and Jason's shoes and the other day she even tried on Aunt Tracy's shoes. Poor Tracy had to hunt down her shoes before she left! We all got a kick out of it though. She looks so funny shuffling around in those big gigantic shoes! She has also been wearing her little kiddie apron all day long. I really didn't think she would even put it on, seeing has how she has started crying every time I show it to her, but for some reason, today she is loving it. I can hardly get it off of her to take a nap! Ohhh, maybe she will make me some cookies, I will have to discuss it with her.
Well on to the cards. I had a really fun and relaxing day making projects. I tried not to stress out too much on how they came out and I really like them. My first card for today is a small ATC (3.5" by 2.5" card) that can easily be made for Christmas. It is actually a combination of two challenges, one at All That Scraps, which was to create a Christmas Card that was easy to mass produce, and the color challenge over at Cute Card Thursday to use red and green on your card. Perfect colors right?! Here it is!

This card was made with one of the angels from Angels Everywhere by All That Scraps. This is a set of Digi downloads. (Love my digis). I started off by resizing my chosen angel and printed her off on the computer. I then colored her in with my copics and stampin write markers. I cut her out and set her to the side. Next, I cut out a piece of green card sock and ran it through my cuttlebug using my hounds tooth embossing folder. I then layered on a piece of red card stock and a piece of Christmas DP. I cut out a piece of Christmas DP and a piece of green card stock with my nesties and embossed the green piece with my swirls embossing folder. I popped if off the background and then popped the angel off the ovals. I think this would be so great to mass produce, especially if a child could help you. Wouldn't this make great little kid's Christmas cards?! Or you could enlarge the angel and make the card on a bigger scale! Gosh I love my digis!!

Speaking of digis, I just had to use one of my new digi stamps from Pink Papery Studios again! They are so cute. One of my fellow design team members hosts a weekly Wednesday Challenge for Pink Papery Studios. This week's challenge was to create a card or project on a budget. Well of course I had no idea where to go to get any budget supplies. (Heavy sarcasm inserted here.) Take a wild guess where I went. You guessed it!!! Target. You should get a prize. I found these cute little bath flowers (they are little dissolvable soaps that are in the shape of flowers). They come in these cute little test tubes and were only a buck!!! So of course I had to get one in every color, luckily there was only three colors!

Aren't they cute!! I got this idea after seeing some Spool Cap Goodie Holders on Becca Feeken's blog. I had to adapt mine because I was only covering the test tube, but the basic idea was the same. I started off by cropping the girl's head from the main image of Simply Bath by Pink Papery Studios, resizing it, and printing it off on the computer three times. I then colored in my three images with my copics. Next I cut a strip of teal card stock 1 3/4 " wide, and a strip 1 1/4 " wide. I then scored each piece at 1/4" in. I cut notches along the 1/4" scored side so that I could attach it to the base. I cut out two different sizes of scalloped circles using my nestabilites, one for the top and one for the bottom. I then took my two notched strips and wrapped them around the tube and attached the notches to the base. I cut a slightly smaller scalloped circle, cutting out the middles so that it would hide my notches. I repeated this for the top. I then cut strips of DP, 1 1/4" wide and 3/4" wide to wrap around the tube. I mounted my girl's face on a scalloped piece of DP, added an eyelet and attached it with a white piece of ribbon. I repeated the process for the pink and purple tubes. This literally took no time at all to make and is such a fun little gift! Wouldn't it be a great little party favor for a spa day?! Okay, I lied a little about the time factor. I know bad aren't I? It actually took me about 10 minutes to make the three gifts, but about 45 minutes to get the stupid sticker and adhesive off of them! Man, that was some industrial strength glue attached to the label!!! I probably should have just run to the store and picked up some Goo Gone. It would have taken less time than scraping it off with my fingernail. lol!

Now to my final card. I wanted to play along with Tamara's Card Sketch Challenge this week and was intrigued by the design. It is so unusual! Once I saw the swoop on the bottom I immediately thought of my new Pink Cat Studio stamps that I received yesterday!!! I couldn't wait to use them. Then I got to thinking about colors and how cool it would be to incorporate this week's SCS color challenge (certainly celery, night of navy and basic gray) into my card. Here is what I came up with!

I love this image!! I have never been able to skate, but this is how I have always imagined it would be! I just love the dog! Okay, I started off this image by stamping Lily and Billy skating from Lily and Billy Winter Stamps on a piece of white card stock. I then colored them in using my copics and my stampin' write markers. I free handed the background and colored it in. I then layered my card with navy, gray, and green card stock, with touches of DP. I free handed the swoosh and popped off the main image. I then added some green ribbon to the bottom and three snowflake buttons to the top of the picture. They were supposed to be at the bottom, but I felt that it was a little bottom heavy so I moved them up. I finished the card off by stamping the sentiment and cutting it, along with a piece of navy card stock out with my nesties. I just love how well the colors go together.

Well I am out for tonight! Jason isn't playing tennis so we get to see him, yeah!! Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!


Cassie said...

These are all ADORABLE Janna!! I love the $pot and will probably have to work in a trip in the next few days!!

Paula Still said...

What brilliant and creative ideas! And I absolutely love the Mily and Billy card ... the dog is so cut! Your coloring is gorgeous, too! Can't wait to see what you do tomorrow!

Heather said...

Hi Janna,
I love all your things today!

You are going to be quite the compitition on applying for the Pink Cat DT! smiles!!!!

I do not have my new set yet, but I love the things I am seeing people do with them!!!


Andrea, said...

Wonderful cards, the images you have used are great. Thanks for joining in the CCT challenge

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Great post... you are so talented!

wendy said...

Great card!

Melissa said...

You did a fantastic job on your card Janna! I added it to my blog today :)

Bev said...

Fabulous! Love the Mily and Billy card - too cute

hugs Bev x

Lise Roy said...

This card is gorgeous!!
Love it!