Thursday, December 11, 2008

I'm An So Excited!!!

Happy Happy Thursday everyone!!

I hope you all had a wonderful day! I certainly did and I am not going to make you wait to hear my fantastic news! I, me, moi, have been chosen to be part of the Pink Cat Studio 2009 Design Team!!!!! OMG!!! I am so excited! I have been keeping it a secret and now I can shout it from the mountain tops! Can you tell I am happy??? I cannot believe what a huge honor this is!! It is unreal! Here are the absolutely amazing ladies that I will be on the team with! I can't believe that I get to be included with them!

Have you seen these ladies' work?? They are truly awesome so please check them out and give them a huge congrats!!

Tomorrow, I will show you a card that I created in celebration! (I ran out of daylight for my picture today!)

Well today has been an incredibly busy day. I only have two projects to show. Izzy and I were gone all day with my wonderful friend and neighbor Beth. She called me this morning and asked me if I could help her make some Cookies in a Jar for Christmas Gifts. I told her well, it would be a huge inconvenience seeing has how I hate to do anything crafty, but I would do it for her. lol! Yeah right, I volunteered immediately to take her out and get all the supplies and come up with the decorations for the jars. It was so much fun! We did all the running around this morning, which was quite a bit. Who knew that canning jars would be so hard to find!! Then this afternoon Beth and her sons came over and we got them all completed while Izzy was napping!! It was so much fun!! That is also why I am blogging so late today!

Alrighty, so my first project for today is actually for Mary Jo aka Techno Stamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge. I also incorporated Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge which was to incorporate embossing into your project. I know, I know, I am a little late, but better late than never right?



I love these new sets by All That Scraps!! I am such a sucker for adorable Santas!! I just can't help it! Okay, so I started this card by stamping the two houses from Sugarplums Snowy Scene on white card stock and colored it in with my markers and copics. I then stamped the Santa from Sugarplums North Pole on white card stock and colored it in with markers and copics also. I then ran the scene through my Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder to make the background look like snow was falling. (I have actually seen a lot of examples of this out on SCS and have always loved it!) I then popped the Santa off the background and mounted the whole image on a piece of teal card stock. Following the sketch I layered on brown and teal card stock along with two different kinds of DP. I added two pieces of red ribbon behind my image and finished off the card by punching out three teal snowflakes with my Martha Stewart punch and added three white snowflake brads to the center!! I think it is such a fun and festive little scene. I can just see Santa standing there trying to decide which house to visit first!!

My second card is also an All That Scraps cards. I just realized that. I guess I was so excited to get them in the mail that I couldn't wait to get them all inked up. For this project I used this week's ATS Design Team Challenge which was to create a gift card holder.


I actually used my Cricut Machine to create the envelope and the card holder. I then stamped the skating girl, the snowman and two snowdrifts from Sugarplums Snowmen on white card stock and colored them in with my copics and markers. I cut them out and set them to the side. I layered on red and green card stock in the background along with two different kinds of Christmas DP. I used my nesties to cut out the ovals. I popped off the girl and and snow drifts, punched holes in the scallops and added a piece of red card stock behind them. For the envelope, I stamped the swirl twice along the bottom and then attached the snowman I cut out into the corner. To complete the look I went over the swirls with my glitter pen. I am so glad I discover these shapes on my Cricut!!! I will definitely being using them a lot!

Well I am outta here for tonight. I have a lot of friends blogs to catch up on and lots of congrats to pass out!! Thank you so much in sharing my exciting news and thanks for stopping by!

28 comments:

Jaspere said...

Janna congrats on joining the Pink Cat Studio DT. Great job.

Sandra MacLean said...

Congratulations on your Pink Cat DT position!!!! Can't wait to see what you create! :D Waahoooo!

Danni said...

Congrats! How awesome!

Susan said...

Congratulations on the Pink Cat Studio DT! That's fabulous, just like your cards!

Jodi said...

These are super cute! I may have to get some! Great to be on the same DT with you. =)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Fantastic cards - love your coloring!! Cricut machine, eh? I'm jealous!!

Big congrats on your news!!! I'm so happy for you!
hugs, Jami

Kimmie0270 said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! BTW that snowman envelope is AMAZING!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Too cute and congrats!

Becky Carafa said...

Congrats to us, lol! I'm so excited to get started! And your cards here are just adorable!

Kerry J. said...

Congrats Janna! You work wonders with PCS stamps! I'm so not surprised you were chosen!! Can't wait to see what new amazing things you create! You are so totally deserving!

Cassie said...

WOOHOO for yoU!! YOU ARE ALSO AWESOME and I am not one bit surprised to see that you were selected for the team!

Your santa card is FAB-O!! Truly, he is great and your whole scene is just scrumptious!!

Tori Wild said...

Congrats on your great WEEK Janna!!! Adorable ATS cards too!

Dayna said...

Congrats on making the DT

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Yay, us! :) I'm so excited! And I lovvvved that card you did that Melissa posted on her blog where you drew in the background behind them sledding. So cool!

Tracey said...

Congrats on your appointment to the PCS design team! You do incredible work with her images - totally deserve to be on the team. Looking forward to what you have in store in the upcoming year!!!

Melissa said...

I'm so excited to have you on the team Janna!!!
I love the projects you posted today, great job!!

Heather said...

Janna,
I love the Santa. I saw Lauren use it once before and I loved it then too!!!

The other card is very cute with the envelope!!!

Can not wait to see your card tomorrow!

I am very happy for you! Your cards are wonderful! I am sure it is going to be a wonderful year working with the likes of the ladies on this team!!!

I am excited to have a Guest Designer month on the team as well!!! See you in August! LOL

Heather

Paula Still said...

Way to go, Janna!!! Yea! Like I keep telling you, you are so talented! You must take after your mother (LOL!!!) Have Izzy celebrate with you and do that cute dance you taught her!!!

Oh, and great cards! They are adorable! Love your coloring and what you did with your cricut!

Congrats again!!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Huge congratulations Janna and I am so happy to be on the team with you! Your cards are just adorable.. I love them both but those little houses are just so cute! Have a great weekend, hugs, Nikki x

Mariska said...

Congratulations Janna!! I completely share in your excitement!! I have had this yippie ya yee feeling for the past days as well :). I'm sure we're going to have lots of fun on the team!!

xxx
Mariska

MJ said...

Congratulations on the DT position! Your work is fabulous and you so deserve this. Wonderful card for my sketch too. Great details. Thanks for playing.

Jane Carroll said...

spectacular card and congrats on the dt place

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC

hugs jane x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Janna I was THRILLED to see your name on the Pink Cat list. I am totally excited about working with you to bring Melissa's images to life!

Way to GO!!!!!!!!!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG! Pink Cat is awesome...you are gonna ROCK this! Wow, congrats, girl! I am so super psyched for you! Can't wait to see what you do..there are a few billy sets? (the lil pirate) I've had my eye on! Let me know when your gallery is up there..I'd love to come visit! WOO HOO!!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Janna - Congrats!!! That is soooo exciting!!!!!

Lise Roy said...

Congratulations!!!
I am so excited to be on the team with you.
Your cards are gorgeous!

Maria said...

Hi Janna!! Congratulations on being part of the PCS DT!! I look forward to get to know you better! Your work is gorgeous . . .girl, you've been busy! Love your cards. . .you've colored them beautifully!!!

Maria

Deborah Anton said...

Congratulations Janna!! They are lucky to have you!!