Friday, December 19, 2008

I Made a Card that Wasn't about Christmas and Something Else!

Happy Friday everyone!!

The time is just flying by this year!! I can hardly believe it!! I was able to get a little bit more shopping done today, so now I only have one more person to buy for! It feels so good to be almost done. I really am not that highly organized but since we have to travel for the holiday it almost forces you to get things done in advance.

Izzy was such a sweetie today. We were gone all morning shopping and she never once complained. I was kind of surprised, since it was so crowded and hot at the mall, but she didn't seem to mind. She even helped me pick out a few things and carried around a bag. Lol!

Well, I have some exciting news!! I have been asked to be on a really fun and exciting DT!! Yeah!!! It is a challenge DT created by Jessica aka The Whimsical Butterfly's eight year old daughter, Madelynn. Every Tuesday, she will be issuing a new sketch for everyone to try. Can you believe it?!!!! I have the hardest time coming up with a sketch and Jessica's amazing daughter is going to be coming up with one every week!!! This is just too awesome! If you have a chance please come out and join us! I know Madelynn will be ecstatic to see what you create!

Here is Madelynn's first sketch (It was actually issued on Tuesday, I told you I am behind!). And here is my card for it!

Is this not the best sketch?!! Madelynn you rock girl!!! I had the best time creating this card. It actually started the other day with my Pink Papery card. I told my neighbor that my husband was a little carded out, I usually give him all my leftover cards, and since I had already made him a Christmas card, I wanted to know if she wanted it. I told her it was a little risque so she said she would look at. Well, her husband is a pastor, so when she saw it, she thought it might be a little too much for him! I can't imagine why, lol, so I decided to create her another, more conservative card. This image, Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie's Christmas Love, was actually stamped by my friend and fellow Pink Papery DT member Shelly, aka Jaspere. I colored it in using my copics and markers and then added touches of glitter pen to make it sparkle. Using Madelynn's awesome sketch, I layered on green card stock with DP, and using my new labels nesties I cut out my image and popped it off the background. I then tied on a brown ribbon that I picked up today at Archivers. A whole spool for two bucks!!! It has 15 yards on the spool!! You have to go get some! I digress, I then stamped the sentiment from Home for the Holidays by MFT on white card stock and mounted it on a piece of green card stock I cut out with my nesties. To finish the card off, I popped off the sentiment and added a metal swirl. Isn't it so sweet and romantic? All made possible by Madelynn's incredible sketch!

I want you all to know that my second card for today is not a Christmas card but a Valentine's day card!!! Yeah!!! See , I can make other things!! This card was created for my friend Carolyn Bound's Pink Cat Studio challenge over at PCP. The challenge is to create something for Valentine's day. Let me tell you, it was a little difficult to switch out of Christmas mode, but it felt good. So here is mine! I used this week's Sketch Challenge at SCS for the layout.

The sentiment on the inside will say, "You stole my heart!". I started this card by stamping pirate Billy from Billy Plate 1 by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored him in using my copics and markers. I added touches of glitter pen and silver pen to add some sparkle and drew in little hearts. I also drew a little heart, cut it out and popped it off the bag. Turning the sketch on it's side, I layered on maroon card stock, pink card stock and two different kinds of DP. I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and cut it out along with a piece of pink, maroon and black card stock using my nesties. I finished the card by popping it off in the corner. I just love this card!! I can't wait to give it to Jason so he can give it back to me, LOL!!!

Well, I am outta here for tonight! I hope you have had a wonderful evening and thanks as always for stopping by!


Danni said...

Great cards, as usual! Love the Rachelle Anne Miller image, so sweet!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Cute cards Janna! Have a good holiday if I don't talk to you before you leave!

Heather said...

Hi Janna,

I really love both cards!!! The color scheme for the Billy card is way cool! I am a silver and twinkle girl so this is just up my lane!!!!

I hope you have a good trip, when do you leave???

I hope Izzy travels well and your journey is a safe one too!

We are leaving the day after Christmas to go to his parents we rotate every other year Thanksgiving in Colorado, Christmas at the Farm, Next year Thanksgiving at the Farm, Christmas in Colorado. So we end up traveling a lot!!!

Love your coloring as alway. My Husband said I could buy myself some Markers for Christmas, but I am very tempted to order a set of 72 Prismacolors instead of copics and use the other $200 on somthing else intead of all $300 on Copics???

Jami uses mostly Chart Packs and Prismacolor's so I think It would be O.K., but I know everybody else uses Copics, but then I wonder does everyone use them because everyone uses them, or are they really that much better????

I already have 2 full sets of the SU Markers and (1 for customer's and 1 for me cause the customers were murdering my Markers!!!)

I do not know what do you think????


Heather said...

Just had to stop by and tell you how much I totally enjoyed talking to you on the phone tonight!!!

I am sooooooo glad I met you, and I really am enjoying and treasure your friendship!!!

You Rock Girl!!


Kimmie0270 said...

Ohhh... I LOVE the sparkle on your Billy Card!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both cards are gorgeous!!!!!! Billy is WAYYYYY cute!

Paula Still said...

Love the cards!!! Both are so cute and I love your coloring, DP, etc!! Can't believe Madelynn is only EIGHT!! She did a fantastic job and your card was perfect for the layout. She has a bright future!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Janna this is TOO sweet! I LOVE Rachelle Anne Miller and I'm so happy you are going to be doing this w/ us! You are an amazing stamper! here's DD, with her own comment:

Hi this is Madelynn. I love your card. My mom has a stamp like that with the girl holding a kitty and gave me a card with it. I am happy I have a team because I really like drawing sketches. Thank you for being on the team! You make very cute cards. Madelynn.

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Janna your cards are FABULOUS!!! Oh my I am in LOVE with your coloring, it's just gorgeous!! Seriously, when I grow up, can you teach me to color like that?!

Congrats on being part of the Twinkle Team, I can't wait to see your card for next week!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love these both!!! So glad you're on the Twinkle Team too!
hugs, Jami

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous as always!!
Love them all!!!!!!!!!!