Friday, January 23, 2009

Babies and Kitties!

Happy Friday everyone!!

I can't believe the weekend is almost here! I am so excited. It is always nice to have Jason at home and this weekend we don't have anything special planned. That means lots of relaxing together and stamp time for me too!! Yeah!!! Stamp time is always well received!

Well, yesterday Izzy and I had a really fun day. It was so beautiful outside that we got to play for a couple of hours in the backyard. We brought out her little people and baby doll stroller and played in the sun on the upper deck. Then we went down into the yard and walked around the pool about a million times. She kept asking me to get the ball, which I guess she is remembering she last saw in the pool. Mind you, the pool has now been covered for 3 months and the water is probably freezing, but she still wants me to go get it for her. I am so loved by her! LOL! Then we kind of hung out last night. We read books, played with blocks, stamped a little and played on the computer (Jason had tennis). It was just so pleasant. We might have a repeat of yesterday because it looks like another beautiful day here again!

So onto the cards! Both my cards for today are for challenges issued on Monday, but hey I still got them done so that should count for something right? LOL!

My first card is actually an incorporation of two challenges. At A Spoon Full of Sugar this week, the challenge was to create a baby card for a new mom, soon to be mom or toddler. Well this couldn't come at a better time for me, because a friend of mine is expecting her second child next month. She is having a girl and is just so excited. So I have been thinking for awhile that I needed to make her something. I used this week's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge at Technostamper for the layout because I just loved the idea of the giant heart.

Isn't it sooo sweet? I just love brown and pink together and especially for a baby. You wouldn't know it though because Izzy's room is yellow and green. I was so super paranoid that they would be wrong about the gender (Even though I had like 3 sonograms and each time it was blatantly obvious it was a girl), that I didn't buy pink because I thought I would jinx myself. Good thing nobody else thought that way or otherwise the poor child would have not had anything to wear home from the hospital! LOL! Anyways back to the card. I started this card off by stamping the momma and baby giraffe from Generations of Stitches by H and M stamps and colored them in using my copics. I cut them out and popped them off white and brown hearts I cut out using my cricut machine. Following the sketch, I layered on brown and pink card stock along with DP from American Craft. I then stamped the sentiment from the Generations stamp set and then stamped some buttons with pixie pink in the background. I popped the sentiment that I mounted on pink and brown card stock and cut out with my nesties off the background and faux stitched around everything. I plan on giving this to her after she has her baby. See I will finally be ahead on something!

My second card for today also combines two challenges. I have been intending to make a card for the fourth Pink Cat Studio Challenge on PCP and have just not had time. So last night I finally sat down and did it!! It was such a fun challenge to do, I might have to make a second submission! I used this week's Mojo Monday Sketch for the layout.

I just can't get enough of this Kiki Kitty! She is just so cute!! Anywhoo the challenge requires that your project have Pink on it, a Critter of some sort and Sparkle or scallops; the initials of Pink Cat Stamps. Isn't that creative?! So I started my card by stamping Kiki with her hat and scarf from Kiki Kitty by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I then cut her out with my labels nesties along with a piece of purple card stock and turned her to the side. Following the sketch, I layered on pink and purple card stock along with some DP from Basic Grey. I used my nesties to cut out the circle and scalloped circle. I ran a piece of purple card stock through my spots and dots embossing folder and placed it in the background. I then punched out some green flowers and placed them in the corner with some purple brads. To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment on some white card stock, mounted it on purple and added a pink ribbon flower and a sparkly purple flower. I just love all the fun colors and the sassy little kitty!

Well, that is it for me today! Off to play outside with Izzy. Thanks as always for stopping by and I hope you have a great rest of the day!


the whimsical butterfly said...

HOw CUTE!!!!! That heart sketch would have intimidated me but you totally rocked it! That little cat is sooo cute, too! LOL I must be following you today..I entered my Mojo on Mr. Linky right after your name LOL! I know, I had a SUCH a good time talking to you too! I felt like I had a million other things I could have talked about LOL! Maybe if things are QUIET this p/m I'll try to give you a buzz...right now it sounds like there are 10 kids here, not two LOL! HUGS!

Maria said...

These cards are adorable! Love your colouring, DP and embellies. Really creative interpretation of layout designs. Hugs and have a great weekend, Maria

MJ said...

Oh my goodness, I really love the first one, those giraffes are too cute. Love the colors. Great job, thanks so much for playing along.

Danni said...

Hooray! I can comment! LOL!
Adorable cards! I just love the giraffe one, way cute!!

Heather said...

Well I love all the different layers of Nesties on the Kiki Card could have done without all that yucky color on it though!!!! LOL!!!!

Your coloring was wonderful, and the layout was wonderful too!!!

The Giraffe is so so cool too, once again that yucky color, but I think you put that yucky color on every card!!!

I know you know me enough you are laughing right now and not feeling sad!!!

Now why in the world have you not called yet today????

Probably waiting on me to call you which I am planning on in just a little while!!!!

I really do love both cards Janna soo sooo sooo creative even with all that yucky color!!!! LOL

If anyone else reads this it is an inside joke I'm really not being mean to her!!!!!


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both your cards are stunning Janna, I just love your Spoon Full card and such pretty colours and cute images, I think this has to be my favorite Kiki Kitty all dressed up glam and ready to go designer shopping then off for lunch! Your colouring is beautiful, I just love the gorgeous papers and layout, Hope you have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Maria said...

Wow, Janna! You always create such pretty cards!! I love the giraffes inside the heart and love your choice of papers. It matches up to your images so nicely!!

YOur Kiki card is so adorable. Again great choice of papers and I love your take on the challenge!! What a great idea to create a banner for your sentiment. As always beautiful job coloring the images!!


nitestamper said...

total gorgeousness on both!!!!i really love the pink and brown onthe first card!!!!!tfs:)

Cathy said...

Hi Janna,
You always give us something wonderful to look at!! Your work is so beautiful!! Sounds like you had a great day with Izzy, how fun!! Great cards, love them both!
Smiles, Cathy

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous cards Janna, expecially love the giraffes! Louise x

Lise Roy said...

both are gorgeous!!

I just LOVE my Kiki stamps as well...

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Love both cards and your blog's new look!

njburk said...

These are just adorable cards! I'm a first time vistor to your blog--it's very nicely put together.
So glad you played along. I finally got mine posted too--right below yours.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are adorable. Love that cat image. Thanks for playing! :)

Rina said...

Fabulous job on BOTH cards. I love your color choices and DP paper. Cute, cute, cute!

Mariska said...

These are both so gorgeous again. I love the Kiki one especially. Love the gorgeous papers you've used on that one and those nesties are a must have!! Gorgeous colouring, love the pink scarf!! Stunning work as always!!


Cassie said...

your friend is going to LOVE that card! giraffes should come in pink and brown in nature i think!

love the mojo sketch card too - that kitty is so cute!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

OMGosh those are the most adorable pink giraffes evah!!! I love it!! And that kitty is too cute too!!
Hugs, Jami