Thursday, January 8, 2009

Flowers and More Flowers!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Last night's MFT party was a lot of fun and now I can hardly wait to get all my goodies in the mail! The new maid set just cracked me up!! I just know that Jason is going to love it! If you haven't seen the new release, check it out over at the MFT site.

Well, Izzy and I have quite a busy day planned today. We have to go to the stamping store this morning, such a burden, to drop off some supplies for my class I am teaching next weekend. (Truthfully though, I am always looking for any excuse to go to the stamping store. lol!) Then, this evening, we are going over to Aunt Tracy's for dinner. It will be so nice to see her. I haven't seen her since this weekend. I know that that doesn't sound like a long time, but we used to teach together and would see one another everyday, so missing days is a real shock to the system.

Izzy seems to finally be back in her routine after all the trips and visits. She is reading a ton lately and picking up more and more words. She has been super cuddly lately which has been really nice for me. She is such a good snuggler. Oh and she made me muffins and some sort of sauce last night. I have to say it was delicious, even though she didn't clean up the kitchen afterwards. She must have picked that up from her father. lol!

So, onto the cards! My first card that I would like to share today is a card I created for the Mojo Monday challenge over at Poetic Artistry. In case you didn't know, Mojo Monday now has their very own blog!! How exciting is that, be sure to check it out. I also incorporated Papertake Weekly's challenge which was to use spots on your card.

I just picked up this stamp and I am loving it! I am really into flowers right now and have been using the flower cutter feature on my Cricut machine quite a bit! I started this card by stamping Lily - Picking Flowers by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on white card stock and colored it in using my markers and copics. Following the sketch, I mounted her on a piece of maroon card stock and a piece of teal card stock. I made a belly band out of maroon card stock and DP and added three green brads on each side of my sentiment. The sentiment was stamped from Time for the Bubbly by MFT on white card stock, mounted on maroon card stock and cut out with my nesties. The final touch was adding a flower I created with some maroon card stock, teal card stock, DP, my cricut machine and a teal brad. I think it adds the perfect touch and would work well as a birthday card!

My second card for today is for the sketch challenge this week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. This week's challenge was issued by my friend and fellow Pink Cat DT member Nikki. She is super talented with sketches and with making cards. Here is my take on her sketch!

See I told you the sketch was fantastic!! I started this card by coloring in Eloise Greengrass by Stamping Bella. I received this image for my friend Kimmie, and I fell in love with her!! She is so cute and pretty. Anywhoo, to give her some sparkle, I added touches of glitter pen to her dress, hat and flower. Following the sketch, I layered on pink and brown card stock along with some DP from Basic Grey. I added a brown and pink striped ribbon to the bottom, cut out flowers out of DP and card stock using my cricut, attached them to the corner with pink brads and added a metal swirl to the bow. To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment from How Sweet It Is by MFT stamps and mounted it on a piece of pink and brown card stock. I love the color combo on this card, it is one of my favorites!

I am outta here for today. Need to squeeze in stamping time wherever I can. Don't forget the awesome contest going on over at Pink Cat Studio. I have loved all the cards I have seen so far. There are some really talented ladies out there!


Heather said...


How in the world are you getting up this early in the morning to post????

Seriously how???

Both Cards are very cute. You colors you choose are so good together and once again when I get older I want to be able to color like you!!!! You and Jami, and Vicki!!!!

Now I just saw a comment you left on Jami's blog at 11:30pm so how did you get back up this early to post?????

Well I have to get some cards done today, but I wanted to let you know I left you an award. I know you have several but there is a specific reason why I choose you to get it!!! So just letting you know it is there!

Have a Great Day Janna!!!


Lise Roy said...

Both are gorgeous!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I l-o-v-e both of your amazing cards!!!! I also wanted to thank you for the kind words you left...they brought smiles into my morning:o)


Kimmie0270 said...

Great job on all the sketches as usual. Question, how old is Izzy? Is she in pre-school or starting pre-school in sept?

Jacquie said...

Janna, Your cards are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE visiting here; so glad I found your blog!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent, I know I always say that! Hehe! Glad to here your DD is back to herself again! Have fun at the stamp store!! I am SO jealous!! Take care & check that mailbox!!

LOUISE said...

Beautiful card Janna, love the cute image, and your colour combination is great! Louise x

Gill said...

Gorgeous cards Janna, both stunning, the colours are great and your colouring is amazing
hugs Gill x

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Sue said...

Oh wow two stunning cards beautiful colouring, sue.xx

steph said...

These are lovely cards Janna! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Janna, I just love the sweet RAM stamp and your beautiful colouring, I just love the colour scheme too. Your second card is also so pretty and your have done a fab job with the sketch. The fairy looks so pretty with her sparkle and I just love your flowers. My poor Cricut doesn't get enough love. Thank you for your sweet comments today hun and you sure don't need colouring tips from me.. yours is awesome! Big Hugs, Nikki x

Cassie said...

so cute!! love that bella card - she is colored so beautifully!!

Jodi said...

Wow, these are great cards for those challenges!! I love your coloring too! =)

Mrs Wonka said...

Wow 2 beautiful cards, you are so talented!

Mrs Wonka x

Michele said...

Two gorgeous cards. Love the images and the colouring is just beautiful. Michele x

Amber said...

These are precious!!!

Amy said...

This is beautiful!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful cards! Such lovely coloring. Thanks for playing! :)