Friday, January 30, 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Happy Friday everyone!!

It is here! Boy am I glad it is almost the weekend. The week has flown by but it is still nice to have the relaxed atmosphere of the weekend here.

Jason had tennis last night so, Izzy and I invited her little friend, Melaina, over for a play date. We also invited Lucy over, but unfortunately her mommy was sick. Despite being one short we had the best time! I actually cooked dinner and we sat and ate and the two girls played together. It was so funny at dinner because they kept trying to pass food to each other, but Izzy was up in her high chair and Melaina was in the portable high chair that was down in the chair so they didn't quite reach each other! LOL! Then Izzy practice sharing. Poor Melaina, Izzy must have dumped every toy she owns at Melaina's feet and said, "Share." I actually had to clear a path so she could walk! LOL! It was so good for them though. I am really glad we are making the effort to get together every week.

Well, lots more news to share today! Today is day three of the Sneak Peeks for Storage Units, Ink and More. So far I have been completely blown away by the creations that everyone has made!! Wow, wow, wow!! And today's sneak peeks did the same so be sure to check them out. Don't forget that the new stamps will be on sale Sunday, Feb. 1st!





Since it has been such a crazy busy week and I spent most of yesterday cleaning the house and getting ready dinner last night, I only have one project to show you. The idea for this project is kind of convoluted. It all started two weeks ago with a challenge over at All That Scraps to create a double pocket bag. I just thought it was the coolest thing ever and really wanted to give it a try. Fast forward to earlier this week. I had the directions up on the computer and was going to make one on Monday when I woke up, but the computer was completely off, i.e. the directions were gone. But I did not give up, I persevered and found it again. Then later that afternoon I was looking at Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge for this week and just knew it would be the perfect sketch for what I had in mind. And here it is!

I thought this would be the perfect little gift bag to hold seed packets or a gift certificate to a gardening center. (I am always thinking about gifts for a gardener since Jason loves to garden) I started this project off by creating my double pocket bag out of olive green card stock. Directions can be found here. And can I just tell you that it was so easy to make and that the instructions were really easy to follow. After I had my bag assembled, I used my new big bite crop-a-dile to place my copper eyelets and threaded through some ribbon to create a handle. To decorate the front of the bag, I stamped Ginger by Instyle Stamps on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I cut her out, along with a brown piece of card stock using my nesties and then popped her off the background. To create the background itself, I followed the sketch by layering on green card stock along with DP from Basic Grey, one piece of which I edge punched with my Martha Stewart scallop punch. I finished the bag off by adding a green and a blue button that I tied twine through. So what do you think? I really like how it turned out. Now I just have to find a female gardener to give it to! LOL!

That is it for me today! Don't forget the Pink Cat challenge going on now over at PCP and the blog hop for the new Club Anya on Sunday. The schedule will be posted tomorrow! Have a great rest of the day and thanks so much for stopping by!


Cathy said...


This is adorable. I need to ink her up and stamp something cute myself!! I love this image. So cute!!

This is great, Cathy

Maria said...

Hey Janna, sounds like your daughter and her friend had a fun time!!

I love your bag! It looks awesome. Maybe I'll work on a bag like that. . .thanks for the link! The bag is fabulous and I love the idea of the seed thing. . it would go so well with the Instyle image. Wow, you colored Ginger so nicely!! Your coloring is perfect!!

Hope you have fabulous weekend!!


Kimmie0270 said...

Janna - I LOVE the In Style Stamps you have. I'm jealous ;)

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a sweet stamp!!! Great job (:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely adorable, Janna! That was a graet sketch and I LOVE how you colored her in! i am so excited about Sunday!!!!

Christi said...

Your bag is absolutely adorable!!!!

Jacquie said...

Hey Janna!! Hope you and DD are well! I LOVE this bag!! SO cute!! Perfect, as always!!! I can't wait for the Club Anya thing!!! Yay!! Take care!!

Danni said...

Totally adorable!! Great job!

Heather said...

This is so cute Janna!!! I love it, and I love the oval thing, and I can not wait for all my Nesties to come!!!!

So So excited!!!!

Love the project and your coloring is totally awesome girl!!!!


Debbie said...

Fabulous gift bag Janna... your colouring is amazing. I love to visit your always have the greatest gift ideas!

Carolyn Bounds said...

How wonderful!!! I adore this little bag, and the image goes with it perfectly!!! I also love the papers and your color palette...sooo beautiful!!! Another fabulous gift idea and an impeccable creation:o)


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a creative idea!! This image is adorable!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun image - I love the colors!! These little bags are so fun to make!! That twill ribbon makes the perfect handle!!!

Michelle said...

LOVE this - your coloring is AWESOME! Can I be as good as you some day??? LOL!