Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Can I Have Some Sugar?!

Happy Wednesday everyone and it is another two post day!

This will be my second post of the day and my first post will contain the last two sneak peeks I have for Pink Cat Studio. Because the new stamps are available for purchase tomorrow!!!!!!

Anywhoo, I picked this title for two reasons, the first being that both of my cards feature Sugar Nellie stamps and the second reason is because that question always reminds me of my grandparents. When I was a little girl, my family would visit my dad's parents in Arkansas once a year, maybe twice at the most. It was always such a special and fun time. Well the first thing my grandparents said when we walked in the door was always, "Can I have some sugar?" Now if you are from the South, you know what this means, but I am a Yankee and had no idea. I remember thinking, "Huh, I wonder why they want me to give them sugar. Don't they have plenty in the cupboard? I mean why do they need mine?" That is when my grandma explained to me that she wanted a kiss. So now every time I see or hear sugar, I think of my grandparents.

Okay, Izzy leg warmer update! She wore her new pink and white stripe ones all day and I am thinking she may have worn them to bed. So needless to say, they are a favorite too! Oh and she is saying three words in a row now. She looked across the street at the park and said, "All Gone, Geese!" isn't that great! She is going to be giving 30 minute speeches soon!

Alright onto my Sugar Nellie sugar. I received both of these images I used on my card today before Christmas and this is the first time I have been able to color them up. I was so excited. My first card for today I used the sketch from the brand new challenge blog for Sugar Nellies called The Sugar Bowl! I was so excited when I found this, I just knew I had to give it a try!

Isn't this an amazing image and sketch! I had such a great time with this card! I started it off by stamping Rope Swing by Sugar Nellie on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I then mounted her on a piece of green card stock and a piece of purple card stock. Following the sketch, I layered on green card stock, purple card stock and lots of different DPs. I got out my handy dandy sewing machine and stitched all of the papers down. Not to bad, huh! I was inspired to sew by seeing my wonderful friend Heather's attempts. Trust me, she does way better than me! LOL! I then added three purple brads in the corner, wrapped some purple ribbon around the card and attached a clear ghost flower, a purple felt button and a sparkly purple flower. I just love how she looks like she is floating in mid air. I can almost feel the wind in the air!

Now for my second card. This one is very loosely based on this week's Mojo Monday challenge. I loved the idea of the three circles at the bottom, but when I actually assembled the card, I decided that they kind of looked like flowers and that the middle flower could be the largest one. So I took the third circle out. Here she is!

See, what I mean, I don't think it would have looked right with a third flower. Anywhoo, I am so proud of myself on this card, because I sewed a straight line!!! Look at my stems! Now, I know what you are thinking, "Janna there is only an inch of sewing. Even a 2 year old can sew straight for an inch." True, you are, but I still did it. And like they say, baby steps! So I started this card by stamping A Good Book by Sugar Nellie on white card stock and colored it in with my copics. I then cut her out with my nesties along with red, yellow and green pieces of card stock. Following the sketch, I cut out red and yellow circles with my nesties and layered on green and red card stock along with DP. I popped off my three circles and sewed on stems and a leaf using my sewing machine and some green ribbon. To finish the card I added some metal flowers to the center of my small circles. I am so happy with the way my little flower garden turned out, but I am most proud of the sewing.

Don't forget this is the second post for today so scroll on up to check out the first one! Thanks as always for stopping by!


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow you have just been so busy Janna, Two more stunning creations and just adore the images. Love the gorgeous colours of the first and your stitching detail. Love what you have done on the second with the Mojo sketch and the flower stem and leaf created with ribbon. So creative! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Mariska said...

Janna!! Where did you find the time to do these!! They are both gorgeous. I just love your colouring and I need those stamps :). Gorgeous work sweetie!!


Christi said...

Wow! Both of your cards are SOOOO sweet!!!!!

Cassie said...

you are so brave with that first sketch! it turned out awesome too!

Sugar Mama said...

Hi Janna
What a gorgeously sweet card!
Thanks so much for joining the first challenge from The Sugar Bowl!
Happy New Year
Sugar Mama x

Kathy said...

Sweet cards!! The ribbon looks gorgeous on the first and the colors are so pretty! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge with us :)Kathy

Lilian said...

You cards are so bright and cheerful. :) Lovely job on the coloring - love both cards! Thank you for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hi Janna! I love your take on the Mojo sketch!

Danni said...

Wow! More gorgeous cards! Love them! You are SO talented!