Monday, November 24, 2008

Things I Love!

Happy Monday!!

I can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving! I can hardly wait! I absolutely love visiting my family! We only all get together once a year, so it is really special. I know that Izzy will really look forward to it as she gets older. She is a little too young to be excited about it now.

Well it is official, she is my little helper. I was cleaning up this afternoon and she kept handing me things and saying, "Helper. Helper". Isn't that cute! She was putting shoes away and all her toys. Now if I can only get her to fold all the laundry and clean the bathrooms we would be in business.
She and I have had quite the busy day today. We went to the post office first thing this morning to drop off my images for the swaps I am in. Then we came home and colored the morning away. While she napped I finished my cards, then we ate lunch, cleaned and have been playing ever since. She was able to sit outside for awhile, which she really enjoyed. The only thing is she cries when she can't get into her chair. We are working hard on asking first before we melt down. Although some days are harder than others.

Now what you have been waiting for, the cards!!!! In honor of my huge, exciting news, I decided to ink up some of my wonderful MFT images. I was scanning the Internet this morning when I came across this week's MFT Who's That Girl Monday Challenge. The challenge this week was to use your scraps in your scrap bins. (Which isn't too hard for me since I have six of them, all divided into colors. They are all almost overflowing. lol!) I decided to use my Say Charge set since I wanted to incorporate today's Try a New Technique Challenge over at SCS which was to create a pop up gift card.

Isn't it cute. I wrapped some ribbon around the middle so that the card would tie up. Instructions for the card can be found here. I started my card off by creating my pop up gift card holder out of green card stock. I then stamped the main image from Say Charge on white card stock and four different pieces of Christmas DP. I then cut them out and paper pieced the image together. I drew in the background and used my copic markers and stampin' write markers to color it in. I stamped the sentiment on a piece of white card stock and layered it along with the image on brown card stock and green card stock. I can't wait to give this to someone! I think it is such a great idea for a gift card holder.

For this week's Magnolia Vs. Stampavie Challenge, the theme was "Get The Feeling". You were supposed to incorporate texture into your work. Well, I haven't used this stamp in awhile and it reminds me of Jason and I. (I know Jason isn't blond, but I wanted a contrasting hair color, okay! lol!)

I just love their little faces. He looks so nervous! Well for my texture on this card, I decided to create grass out of cut up card stock. I then embossed some of my paper with my cuttlebug swirl folder and added some fabric flowers. I started this card by stamping Lily & Milo - First Love by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on white card stock and coloring them in with my copics and markers. I added highlights with my gel pen. I then adhered my grass and layered the image on red/orange card stock and lime green card stock. I then layered on card stock and DP to create the card. I wrapped around a piece of blue ribbon and added some flowers with a brown brad in the middle. To balance the card out, I added three blue brads to the corner. I really like how this card turned out. I love all the happy colors and the image is just so cute.

Well, my theme for today has been things I love; shopping, my husband and last but not least I love the snow and winter. I don't actually like being out in the snow, but I love to look at it. I think it just makes everything look so clean and new. When I saw Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge over at Technostamper, I knew the perfect stamp to use.

Doesn't it look like fun!!! I wish I could be on their sled with them!! Anywhoo, I started this card off by stamping Lily and Billy on Sled from Lily and Billy Winter Stamps by Pink Cat Studio on a piece of white card stock. I colored them in with my copics and markers. I then masked them off and used a sponging technique that I adapted from Michelle over at Just Painting Around to create the snow drifts. I ripped a piece of paper and sponged on bashful blue and ballet blue. I then went over the lines with a gray marker and some glitter. I drew in the trees and accented them with my white gel pen. I cut out my image along with a piece of green card stock and a piece of red card stock using my nesties. Following the sketch, I layered on red and blue card stock along with DP. I tied a bow around the bottom and added a snowflake button. To finish the card, I cut out three circles of red, green and blue card stock using my nesties and added two swirls and a snowflake. I really like how this turned out. I am definitely going to have to use this technique again.

Well thanks for stopping by today!! It has been really exciting for me. Thanks for all you wonderful comments and have a great evening!!


Danni said...

Super cute cards! can't even pick a favorite!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

I love all the vivid color in these cards! And imagine my surprise when I saw my name mentioned! What an honor! We're going to have to get together and have you teach me how to kick out 3 cards in 1 day.

L.Nielsen said...

wow what vivid colors on your cards, I love it... You are so talented... =)

Anonymous said...

Wow, your coloring is AWESOME!! I love the colors you chose...very, very nice cardz! Definitely need to add you to my list of blogs to watch. TFS! :)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow Super cute cards indeed! I esp love that Rachelle Anne Miller one...she is my new obsession! I saw that card on SCS lats night and was like hey! I know her LOL! SO cute, Janna!!!

Jilli said...

Gorgeous cards, they're all fab! Jillix

Donna said...

Janna, you have some amazing cards on your blog and I thoroughly enjoyed browsing your blog. Thank you for the wonderful comment you left on my blog :) Donna x

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Great cards!

Paula Still said...

Fabulous cards! Love them all, but that "charge it" hits home! Too cute!!

p.s. So jason's into dye his hair?!? hmmmm .... never thought him to be a b-l-o-n-d-e LOL!

MJ said...

Both cards are fabulous! Wow, you are really rocking the coloring lately. Super cute. Love them both, thanks for playing with my sketch.

Lise Roy said...

Love the snow drifts and the trees you drew!!