Monday, November 17, 2008

Birthdays, Cowgirls and Moose, Quite the Combination!

Happy Monday y'all! I am trying to get you in the mood for one of my cards.

Thanks for coming back to visit me. Well this morning started off somewhat pleasant, weather wise and has completely deteriorated. Man is it cold. I am hoping that Jason will light a fire tonight. The first one of the season!

Izzy was able to have a little playtime with the little boy next door this afternoon. I think it is so good for her. She seems to be in awe of him! She just follows him around and watches everything he does. The good thing is she shares! Now if I could just get her to do that with kids her own age we would be in business! Hopefully this week I can schedule a little play date with one of her friends!
Well November is definitely the month for birthdays. My cousin's birthday was last week, two of my other cousins birthdays are next week and my neighbor's son turns 11 (how the time flies) this Saturday. So I really need to get moving. That is why I created this card, (sorry I missed your birthday Holly) for this week's Magnolia Vs. Stampavie challenge. This week's challenge was a sketch!



I know that you are not a little girl anymore Holly, but I know you'll enjoy this anyway! I started this card off by stamping Lily - Teddy Travels by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on a piece of white card stock. I then colored her in using my copic markers and my stampin' write markers. Next, I layered her on a piece of green card stock and a piece of orange card stock that I scalloped one edge with using my Martha Stewart edge punch. I then layered her on a piece of DP and a piece of green card stock. I tied some pink organdy ribbon around the card and added three green brads to the corner of the image. I finished the card off by cutting out the sentiment "Birthday" in both green and orange, using my Cricut machine. I went ahead and popped it off to give the card some dimension. I really think she will like all the bright colors.

Okay, my second card for today has a little bit of a story to go with it. This card actually started out as a congratulatory card for my neighbor's son Caleb. He received a one at State for his piano playing two weekends ago! I am so proud of him. Well I have really been contemplating what kind of card to make. He is 12 and a boy, and I really don't have any 12 year old boy stamps. So, when I received this stamp set in the mail last week, the old noodle got to work and came up with the perfect card. I was going to stamp this little cowboy (I know he is a little juvenile, but you have to work with what you have) and then put "Congratulations" on the outside and "For wrangling up a one at state!" on the inside. Cute huh? Well, while I was coloring up the cowboy, I realized he is actually a cowGIRL!!!! Shoot! I can't believe this. So I decided to change it into my cousins birthday card. She is a tomboy so she will really like it. I figured Caleb might be a little insulted if I went ahead and gave it to him.


I used this week's MojoMonday Sketch Challenge for the layout and the idea for the buttons came from this week's Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge to use buttons on your card. I started off by stamping Giddy Up! by Sugar Nellies on a piece of white card stock and coloring her in with my copics and markers. I then layered her on two pieces of DP and a piece of blue card stock. Following the sketch, I layered on DP, red card stock and blue card stock. I looped a piece of brown ribbon across the top and used my Martha Stewart edge punch to create the border on the bottom. I stamped the sentiment "Howdy" from MFT's Ride'em Cowgirl on a piece of whisper white and punched it with edge punch. I then mounted it on a piece of blue card stock and popped it off the card. I finished it off by adding three star buttons to the top. The inside of the card will say "Birthday! I hope you were able to rustle up tons of fun!" I just know she will love it!!

My final card I made for my neighbor to give to their friends at Thanksgiving. Beth said that she wanted a card for Thanksgiving that include a moose. Well of course I grabbed my Turkey Mosse Riley by Hanna Stamps. I used last week's Hanna Sketch challenge for the layout.


Okay, so once I stamped him, all I kept thinking about was, wouldn't it be hilarious if he was asked to bring the Turkey for dinner and he actually brought a Turkey? (Sick, I know) but I just couldn't stop thinking about it! So, I started off by stamping Riley on a piece of white card stock and coloring him in with my copics and markers. I then hand drew the background scene, so that it would look like he was standing on some one's front porch and colored it in. Next, following the sketch, I layered on red card stock, brown card stock and DP. I printed off the sentiment and cut it out, along with a piece of red card stock and a piece of brown card stock using my nesties. I popped it off the background along with the main image. I already gave it to Beth and she loved it! I am so glad, I wasn't sure if anyone else would get it.

Well today has been a great day! I hope that all of you had as wonderful of a day has I did! Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Tori Wild said...

Your coloring is absolutely FABULOUS!!! I'm in love with that Rachelle Anne Miller card--- I just love her stamps!! All of them are just adorable!

Paula Still said...

Love the turkey card! I'm ROTFL!!! Love it!! And that background you drew in is so creative! Wonderful job!

I know Holly and Lea will love their cards too. They are totally adorable. Great colors, great layout, great everything!!

6 wacky women said...

WOW!
Your blog is great and your cards are beautiful. I love the way you color your images. So glad I stopped by.
Take care
Karen

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Love the turkey card... its a keeper! Nice work!!

Heather said...

Oh Jana,

They are all wonderful cards! I can not believe how many cards you get done a day!!!!

I'm jealous girl!

I had not been by in a few days. I saw your comment on PCP today I am still working on the card because Hubby is out of town for 3 days and the 6 year old and 4 year old were home sick today so one card is taking me hours and hours to finish because I only get a moment here and there to work on it!!!!

Heather

Heather said...

Oh yeah I love that cowgirl she is sssssoooooooo cute!

heather

Susan said...

All your cards are adorable. The coloring on each one is so vivid.

Stampin'GHmom said...

Fabulous cards! Your coloring is amazing!

Kimmie0270 said...

Your coloring is amazing You do such beautiful work! I can't pick my favorite - I think they all are!

Rach said...

fabulous cards. they look wonderful. hugs rachxx

Donna said...

This is such a lovely card Janna, thank you for joining us SCSC this week :) Donna x

Jane Carroll said...

super sensational card

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Sue said...

really gorgeous card,thanks for joining us at scsc:)

sue
xx

tracie said...

gorgeous cards, love all the cute images and your colouring is fabulous :)x

Bev said...

Wowzers, such stunning cards! Your colouring is fantastic. Amazing!

hugs Bev x

Kathryn said...

Wonderful cards -- The details are AMAZING -- so beautiful! ;)

Cassie said...

that cowgirl card ROCKS!!

Jill said...

gorgeous cards Jana, I love your colouring and images thanks for joining us as SCSC hugs Jill x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful colouring and fabulous colours and really cute images.

stampingheaven said...

Great selection of cards, fab!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Fabulous sketch cards. BEAUTIFUL coloring - love that cowgirl!!! Thanks for playing with my sketch! :)