Friday, November 7, 2008

Exciting News and a Serious Problem!

Happy Friday!

We have safely arrived in Kansas City and Izzy did a really good job on the trip. It has been a couple of months since we went on a long drive, so I wasn't sure how she would handle it, but she did really well. I am proud of her! Of course she had Tuxy in the back seat with her, which keeps her pretty entertained. She kept trying to pet him. He stays just a millimeter out of her reach, but no further. I don't know how he does it! He must have super powers or something.

We had a wonderful dinner with Jason's parents and ice cream parfaits for dessert. Izzy wasn't sure if she wanted one. (We don't usually have dessert after meals at our house). We kept trying to get her to take a bite and finally she did. Then it was full on gorging time. I have never seen a kid eat something so fast. I kept telling her to slow down or she would get an ice cream headache!

Well on to my exciting news! I am a design team member for the new stamp company/web store Pink Papery Studios!!!! I can hardly type this I am so excited. Amy, the owner, has opened up the new website and has a ton of exciting stuff. She has Shimmerz Paints, Card Scents (coolest thing ever) and lots and lots of new stamp sets so check it out! She has also uploaded a group to Paper Craft Planet so be sure to drop in and say hello!

Okay, on to my first ever design team project! I don't know why but I am totally into making gift sets lately. I must have Christmas on the brain. When Amy sent me Simply Bath I immediately thought, wouldn't that make the cutest gift basket for someone. So I dropped another project I was working on, strapped Izzy into the car and drove to Target. (Are you surprised!) Here it is!

Here are some close up views of the contents. All contents are from Target!

Is this girl not the coolest thing ever! (This is what I imagine a relaxing bath would be like, minus the dog and baby trying to crawl in with you!) I actually got her in digi form (image is sent to you over the computer) but she is also available in regular stamp form. I really like the digis because you can resize them, rotate them, crop them, etc. It makes them so versatile. I started off by printing her off on some white card stock and coloring her in with my copic markers. I found the copics to be the best way to color the digis in. And let me tell you was she ever fun to color in. I then added a touch of glitter to the bubbles and wrote "Relax" in black pen and glitter at the top. I cut her out using my nesties along with a piece of DP and purple card stock and punched holes on either end with my rectangle punch. I threaded through an ivory organdy ribbon and tied it around a square basket I got at the dollar spot. Next I made tags for all the little goodies inside using the bottles and towel rack from Simply Bath. I colored them with my copics and mounted them on DP and purple or teal card stock that I cut out with my nesties. On a few of them I used my cuttlebug embossing folders to create texture. I attached most of them with ribbon and arranged them artfully in the basket. I just love the colors and the girl is going to be so much fun to play with over and over again. I can't wait to get the rest in the series!!!

Now on to my serious problem. I truly think I am 100% addicted to paper crafting. I think it has reached a pinnacle. I was driving to my friends house the other day, kind of daydreaming, thinking about how wonderful it would be to be rich and famous. I am sure there are lots of other people that do this. Here is where I realized how bad my problem is! The whole reason I want to be rich (don't really care about being famous) is because I wouldn't have to worry about how much I spent on stamping supplies! I even thought through what kind of job I would have to have that would allow me to make money, but still have plenty of time to stamp! What is wrong with me?! I spent thirty minutes just trying to come up with the perfect job! If there is a support group for people like me, please let me know! lol!

Well that is it for me tonight! I am off to visit with the inlaws. I have a short, quick project for tomorrow that I will be posting and lots to share about the family get together. As always, thanks so much for stopping in and leaving your wonderful comments! I read every single one!


Paula Still said...

Wonderful!!! Love the stamp and colors that you used. And your gift-basket idea is so cute! Thanks for the wonderful idea!

Cassie said...

Wow Janna! This turned out fabulous!!

Tracy said...

Congratulations Janna! I'm so proud of you!!!! Your designs are so good; I'm not really surprised they asked you to be a design team member. Especially since it has Pink in the title:)

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