Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Add a Little Twinkle and A Completly Different Card!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Boy is it cold here today!! It snowed through the night and supposedly we are supposed to get hit by a winter storm today. Lots of ice and snow. Luckily Izzy and I ran all of our errands yesterday so we are free to stay at home and relax!! It will be nice to get to play and stamp.

I think Izzy might be coming down with a little something. Yesterday evening she was super clingy and kept wanting to snuggle. She is a very loving child but this was a little out of the norm. She felt a little warm when she was resting on me so I am going to keep an eye on her today. I know that a whole bunch of yucky stuff has been going around lately, and so far we have avoided it. I hope we continue!

Well, we just received a call last night from Jason's parents wanting to know if we can come into town for his grandmother's 90th birthday!! I cannot believe she is going to be 90. She still looks so young and is very active for her age; it doesn't quite seem possible. I think they are going to have a small get together with a little dinner to celebrate. I am really looking forward to it!

Alright, onto the cards! Today is Tuesday and you know what that means, it is Madelynn's Twinkling Tuesday!! Boy did she have a doozy for us this week! I have to say, and I told Madelynn's mommy yesterday, that I was a little scared when I saw the sketch. I had absolutely no idea what to do with it. But once I started my card and picked out my papers, I was shocked at how good it turned out. In fact it is one of my favorite cards of all time! LOL!

See what I mean, a little scary huh? Just goes to prove that you should try things because you never know what you will get! I started this card by printing off the digi stamp Pretty Head Lily by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and coloring her in using my copics. I then mounted her on red and black card stock after snipping off the corners with my slot punch. Next I printed off the sentiments on my computer using Microsoft word and placed them in black and red circles I cut out with my nesties. Following the sketch, I layered on red and black card stock along with Valentine's DP. I added lots of rhinestone diamond stickers and a few black rhinestones to finish the card off! I just love the expression on her face and the circles behind her were perfect for the sentiments I had in mind!

Don't forget that we would love for you to play along too! All you need to do is type in the keyword MTTSC7 when uploading to PCP or SCS. Be sure to checkout the rest of the DT's work this week! It is awesome! Oh and we have two new members so give them a little extra love!

For a little bit of extra eye candy for you today, I have a card I made for the Try a New Technique Challenge over at SCS. This week's challenge was to use pleating on your card. For some reason I immediately thought of those gorgeous folded Dahlia flowers, because they look like they are made out of intricate pleats. This then led to the thought of trying to make a card that was a little out of the box for me and so I decided to use Stephanie Hargis' Sketch Challenge for Taylored's Expressions Cupcake Challenge for the layout.

See, completely different from what I usually make. When I asked Jason what he thought he said he liked it and that it was so different for me that it was hard to judge. Mission accomplished! I started off this card by stamping the heart lollipop from Sweet Things by SUInk and More on white card stock and coloring it in with my copics. I cut off the stem and layered a black heart behind it. I mounted it in the center of a folded dahlia I created with some doubled sided SU! DP. Instructions for folding can be found here. Following the sketch, I layered on black card stock, red card stock and two different kinds of DP. I added a black ribbon with a bow to the center, stamped my sentiment in black ink three times and added some pearls down the side. Since this is really out of the box for me, I would love to know what you think.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be posting my first Pink Cat DT challenge here and at Paper Craft Planet shortly so I would love it if you would come out and play with me! Lots of smiles and have a great rest of the day!


Lise Roy said...

Love the combo pink/black and white!

Sandra MacLean said...

Love, love it Janna!! I think your copic skills are improving with every card and this layout really worked for you! Or rather - you worked that sketch so well! :D

Jacquie said...

Your cards are AWESOME!! As always!! I can't believe we used the same image for the MTTSC7!! So funny!! I think we may have similar tastes!!! Hope you are well!! Thanks for sharing your talent, girl!!!

Mariska said...

Wow two more gorgeous cards Janna. I have to tell you, I'm in love with that digistamp, what a gorgeous girls face, I've never seen that before but it's stunning. I can see why you'd be a little scared of the sketch but I think your card turned out brilliantly... as always :).


Bonnie (eggette) said...

Wow!! look at you go-- you busy, busy girl!! Fabulous creations - you absolutely rocked Madelynn's sketch! and the other's, but I am partial to Madelynn's ;)!!

Danni said...

Wow!! my jaw hit the floor! The card for Madelynn's sketch is outstanding! Wow! You did awesome!
The other one is great too but wow, the other one is just a show stopper.
Hope little Izzy isn't getting sick!

Christi said...

Wowee girlie!! Good grief do I love your Twinkling card! I just got my first order from The Greeting Farm Saturday and can't wait to ink it up. I am off to check out this digi stamp! Awesome cards!!!

Cassie said...

i'm typeless (that's blog speak for speechless)

that card is GORGEOUS!!!! I can see why it's your favorite! I think it's my favorite of yours too - at least until tomorrow!! LOL

And that girl - oh my! I can see I'll be shopping here in just a little bit! Love what you did with the sketch! And that X-O paper?? so cute!!
And the other card - I'm so impressed you did a dahlia fold - i've heard they are an advanced level!! it looks great!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OH my!!! OH MY!!! This card is amazing Janna!!! I LOVE IT! wow..I sooo need her ;) We are each other's best enablers aren't we? lol. I also love your TECC card. Love that big folded flower and the cute heart stamp :) I sooo loved our chat today again! Hope to talk aagin soon!

Hi this is Madelynn :) your card is SO cute. I havn'et seen that stamp before and I like her so much! The way you did my sketch is really cute, thank you!

Anonymous said...

LOVE that Pretty Head card....I am in awe of your coloring girl!!! You totally make me want to go buy a ton of Copics! Awesome dahlia fold too!!!
hugs, Jami

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very cool interpretation of the sketch. Love your colouring job.

Michelle said...

Your coloring on your sweet & sassy card is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the way you did her hair! I have copics but am still "learning". This is a great example for me to use - THANKS!!