Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It Doesn't All Have to Be About Christmas...

and then sometimes it does!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Well the weather tricked me today!! It was icy this morning when I woke up, but by mid morning it was all gone and the sun has been shining ever sense. Well imagine my surprise when I went outside to take my pictures and about froze my you know what off. Man was it cold! My hands were like ice when I came back inside and I had only been out there a couple of minutes!! Poor Izzy was so excited about getting to go outside again, but even she was ready to come in after a few minutes!

Well, Izzy had quite the potty incident last night. I was finishing up my blog posting in the den while Jason was cooking dinner. (Yes, Jason does all the cooking and Yes, it is wonderful and No I don't feel guilty at all about it!! Lol!!) All the sudden Izzy is beside me and she is saying, "Potty, potty." So I look down to take her and she has manged to completely pull off her diaper. I guess she wanted to go, but it was too dark to go by herself. So I turned on the light and let her have at it. She didn't actually go, but it is a start. The next time I passed by the bathroom I went ahead and turned out the light. A couple of minutes latter I hear little feet and the door closing. I think she was in there in the dark for like ten minutes until I heard a little knock at the door for me to let her out. She is so silly!!

I have a couple of projects to share today! I am still slowly playing catch up from over the weekend, and to top it off my mom asked me to make some gift tags for her cookie exchange this weekend. I have been diligently trying to get them done so that they could get in the mail. I am proud to say I am finished! I will be sharing them a little closer to Christmas.

My first card is for today's Watchadoin' Wednesday Challenge over at SUInk and More. The challenge this week was to use a holiday stamp set for a non-holiday card. Well I can't tell you how much my hands have been itching to use my SUInk sets. I feel like it has been forever. Oh, how I have missed you my old friends! Lol! I used today's Sketch Challenge over at SCS for the layout!



The sentiment on the inside will read, "You are Such a Deer!" Get it, huh, huh? They are reindeer! I know pretty bad, huh? Okay, so I started this card by stamping a few reindeer from Deer Ol Santa by SUInk and More on white card stock and colored them in with my copics and markers. Following the sketch, I layered on brown card stock and three different kinds of card stock. (Isn't the paper yummy! It is from Basic Grey!! Love it!!) I then added some brown and pink stitched ribbon to the bottom, popped off my reindeer that I cut out with my nesties and added three pink brads to the top right!! I think it is so pretty and feminine. The perfect girl card!!

My second card for today is actually an incorporation of two different challenges. The first challenge was from A Spoon Full of Sugar and was to create a New Year's Card. (I hate to admit it, but I have been so obsessed with Christmas that I haven't even thought about New Years, so thanks for the jump start!) The second challenge was a sketch challenge this week over at Papertake Weekly. Here it is my New Year's Resolution...

to never do laundry again!! Yeah right!! Okay, so I actually received this Riley image from my friend and fellow Pink Papery DT member Shelly and now I have decided that I must, must, must own it!! I love it!! Thank you so much Shelly for stamping this up for me. I started this card off by coloring in my Laundry Riley by Hanna Stamps with my copics, markers, pencils and silver gel pen. I went ahead and drew in the floor and colored it in. Following the sketch, which is so cute and different, I layered on teal card stock, blue card stock, white card stock that I embossed with my snowflakes embossing folder and two kinds of DP. I added a ribbon across the bottom and added three snowflakes in the corner. I love the colors on this card!! Do you think if I give this to Jason he will take the hint? Lol!!

My final project today is a tag. And, okay I admit it, it is for Christmas, but it is not in your typical Christmas colors, so that makes it a little better, right? The tag is created for Pink Papery Studios Wednesday challenge which was issued by, drum roll please, ME!!! My first ever challenge that I issued myself. I challenged the DT to create a gift tag that used blue, purple, white and silver! Here you go!!

I wish the picture was crisper. This is really pretty in person. Okay so I started this tag off by cutting out the tree shape in both purple and white using my Cricut machine. I then embossed the white with my swirls embossing folder, sponged on Lovely Lilac ink and then traced over it with my glitter pen. (Ohh, sparkly!) I then printed off the sentiment and girl from Simply Christmas by Pink Papery Studios and colored her in with my markers and copics. I cut her out and adhered her to the tree. I then cut out the sentiment and adhered it to a piece of purple card stock and a piece of blue card stock and popped it off the tree. I finished the tag off by tying on a blue piece of ribbon. I really like this tag!! I think I might make a few more!!

Well, that is it for me today!! I hope have had a great day and have a great evening! As always, thanks for stopping by!!

22 comments:

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

I especially love the Riley card. The floor is sooooo fun!

Danni said...

Super, super creations! I love the Riley. I'm going to have to get some of them!

Lisa Foster said...

Oh My Gosh!!! These are absolutely fabulous!!! All of them! You are SOOOO talented! The wood floor on the Riley card is just exceptional! TFS!!!

Paula Still said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable cards and I love your tag! Great job on your first challenge!!

Course you can't give up laundry! It would crush your little helper, Izzy!!!

Shary said...

3 great projects. Love them all, your colouring is beautiful.

Kimmie0270 said...

Janna.. I MUST have some stamped images of that Riley... I feel like my middle name should be laundry. Want my stamp list so we can discuss a "image swap?"

Cassie said...

They are all cute! I esp. love the first one with the reindeer - they look so happy!!

Lim said...

Hi,
WOW. You make beautiful cards. I love them all. Great colors and coloring. Specially in this two cards I love the details.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments.

Hugs,
LIM

Heather said...

Janna,
Love love love the Riley image!!! Laundry is the bain of my existance!!!!!!

It truly is with 3 kids I am never, never, never done!!!!

and I hate laundry! Not doing it, but putting it away! We do not have a real laundry room just a little cove, so when the laundry is all done it sitts in my big couch in the living room until put away and I do not fold much I hang it all because we have tons of huge walk in closets, but not much drawer space sooooo there is always a couch full of laundry!!!!

My Husband is a good cook and I think he should cook most of the time, but he did not think your comment about Jason doing all the cooking and you not feeling quilty was very funny! I did I was laughing out loud literally and he asked what I was reading and I read it to him!!!!

He really does cook most of the time but I try to do it some too! LOL (although if I had my way I would not!!!!)

Love your cards today!!!

Oh I added my surprise pieces on from the other day I said I had to wait to share, well 2 of the 3 the 3rd one I will add tomorrow!

Heather

Andrea, said...

Fabulous cards, I love all the images and the shaped card is wonderful

Jacquie said...

Your creations are AMAZING!!! I especially LOVE the reindeer card!! I hope you and your family are well!! Thanks for sharing your talent!! Your work is so inspiring!!

Deborah Anton said...

All beautiful projects!! Your coloring is awesome!! That wood floor on the Riley is amazing!

cats whiskers said...

Hi Dear, so glad I found your blog will certainly be back, what fabulous creations you have on here love your attention to detail, and that tag is brilliant
Hugs Jacqui x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my Gosh!! I LOVE all your cards and especially Riley!! What talent you have Janna WOW!!!!!

Vicki

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are JUST too cute, Janna! Love your tag...it was a great challenge, thanks!

Tori Wild said...

That is so cute-- I love the "deer" card-- Pink/brown is one of my favorites!

Kimmie0270 said...

Congrats! I just saw your card on the Hanna Stamps blog - not that I didn't tell you how much I LOVED that card before it showed up there or anything ;)

Jaspere said...

Your cards are awesome. I love the floor on the Riley card. Can you believe that I haven't made a card with that stamp yet?

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love these all!! sentiments on the deer and laundry cards are a riot...totally my sense of humor! And I had so much fun with your color/tag challenge!!
hugs, Jami

Madge said...

Wow what cute creations, absolutely brilliant xx

steph said...

Great card - love the humour! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

MJ said...

Great job on all of these card Jana. I love the first one, great idea. And the floor on the Riley is perfect. All three cards are great.