Thursday, January 29, 2009

Lots of News to Share!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Boy is this week just flying by. Of course if Jason is home it seems like the day goes by even more quickly. I think he will be going to work today as it looks like the snow has melted on all the roads. Of course it is going to take it a long time to melt on the ground but that is okay. Oh and that reminds me. My neighbor had the most awesome idea for the kids this week. She suggested that we mix up some colored water, put it in spray bottles and let them have at the snow. I guess they can write and draw pictures and do all sorts of things. Doesn't that sound like fun? I think we are going to give it a try either today or tomorrow.

Like I said above, Jason was home yesterday from work because the company he works for actually shut down their entire campus! I couldn't believe it. I have never heard of anything like that before. Well of course Izzy was in hog heaven having her daddy around all day to read to her. She even made him muffins! I think I need to teach her that the wife doesn't do the cooking, that it is the husband who should be doing it all! LOL!

Okay on to all the latest and greatest news to share!! Boy is this week a busy week, but an awesome busy week. The first event I want to let you know about is the opening of the new Club Anya website sponsored by The Greeting Farm. If you love Anya as much as I do then you will definitely want to be there! Of course I have my wonderful friend, and Club Anya VP, Jessica to thank for this addiction! Here are all the deets for opening day! You don't want to miss it!

Greetings Fellow Anya and Ian lovers!

After much anticipation, we are FINALLY ready to launch Club Anya! Our Club VP, Jessica, is SO excited to get things going, see your samples, and have fun challenges, contests, and events! It's the place to BE the place for all things Anya!

To kick off the launch (NO Superbowl pun intended :) on Sunday, February 1st, 2009, we have some really fun things planned for you! It all starts at NOON CST on the Club Anya blog with a special "Guess that Anya" blog hop that will ultimately end with our New Release of Rock the Farm and an ALL NEW MYSTERY ANYA!!!! Can you stand it???

As if that isn't exciting enough, we will be giving away some ADORABLE Anya Pocket Mirrors to the first 20 people who complete ALL the "Guess that Anyas" on the Blog Hop correctly, as well as completing our Anya "Scavenger Hunt". In addition, we will be giving away a few of the BRAND NEW ANYAs as well! How awesome is that?

Please email Jessica with any questions as well as any fun samples you'd like to have displayed on the Club Anya Blog throughout the coming months. We are so excited about the new Club and are always wanting to hear your ideas, so keep 'em coming!

Stay tuned to Jessica's personal blog ( on Saturday for the Official Blog Hop schedule of events...and the VERY FIRST SNEAK PEEK of the BRAND NEW ANYA! So, what are you waiting for? Tell DH to have a great time watching the game and you can come hang with us! It all starts on Sunday at Noon! See you there!

Can you wait!!! I know I can't! So to get the party started a little early I decided to create an Anya card with one of my brand new Anyas. I used this week's Sketch Challenge on Splitcoast for the layout.

What do ya think? I love this little teacher! She is so, so cute! And of course anything to do with teaching and school is near and dear to my heart so it was a double bonus! I started this card off by stamping Teacher Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in with my copics. I cut her out and mounted her on pink and green card stock I cut out with my nesties. Following the sketch, I layered on pink and green card stock along with some DP I picked up at Michaels for .14 a piece! I added three buttons to the top, printed off the sentiment on the computer and finished the card off with a little paper button I had in my stash! Isn't she cute!!! I can't wait to give her to one of my teacher friends!

2nd headline for today! It is also the second day of sneak peeks for Storage Units, Ink and More! Wow, the creations the other DT ladies came up with yesterday were fantastic and just wait and see what they have for you today!! Truly amazing!! So be sure to stop by and see the must have sets for February!


I am going to leave you with one little piece of eye candy to remind you about the Pink Cat Challenge going on over at PCP in the Pink Cat forum. You have until February 10th to get your entries in. We have an awesome prize up for grabs so don't delay!

Super sweet, right! I wanted to create a small treat to give my husband for Valentine's Day and when I saw this little tin bucket at Target for a buck, I just knew it would work! I started this quick and simple project off by wrapping my bucket with some black card stock I edge punched with my Martha Stewart punch and a piece of Valentine's DP from K and Company. I then cut out a black and white heart using my Cricut machine and attached them to the front. I stamped Billy as a cherub from Lily and Billy Sweethearts by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored him in with my copics and glitter pen. I popped him off the hearts, placed little tiny pearl hearts around him and added lots and lots of candy to my bucket. The best part is it spells LOVE. Layers, One image, Valentine's Day bucket, Embellishments. See so easy!

Well, that is it for me today! Have a great rest of the day and thanks as always for stopping by!


Danni said...

Oh this Anya card is so sweet! I have that paper....LOL!! Another amazing Janna creation!
And I love the little Billy heart bucket....especially the snow, hehehe! Enjoy playing in it for us too!

Emily said...

I've got to start joining in the papercraft fun!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh your Anya card is gorgeous Janna and such wonderful colours and papers, Your colouring is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the news and am such a huge Anya fan! Your treat bucket is gorgeous and such a sweet idea, Big Hugs, Nikki x

the whimsical butterfly said...

Your Anya card is ADORABLE!!! Oh my gosh, seriously. I LOVE her! You are rocking the Anya cards for SURE!!! I am so excited abuot Sunday and even more excited that you are going to be helping with all the fun! Thank you!

Your little bucket is so cute, too! I gotta get going on my Valentine stuff ;) Hugs!

Jaspere said...

This card shows exactly why you are on the team. Its incredible.

Bonnie (eggette) said...

Look at all the work you have been doing! Holy cow and all so fabulous! Love that little Anya - too cute! Left you a little tag on my blog - do NOT feel pressured to do it - but it is not too taxing and kind of a hoot!!

Maria said...

Girl, you've been busy. . .with all those lovely creations you've created!!

Your Anya card. ..oh, so adorable. As always you colored the image so nicely. . .love the dp and the buttons! I love buttons!!

Your Billy pail with all those yummy treats inside. Love the circle and hearts with hearts! So pretty. Beautiful job coloring Billy too!!


Jacquie said...

Janna your cards are GORGEOUS!! As always!! I LOVE that Anya!! Can't wait to join in the fun!! That Billy pail is WAY cute too!! What a GREAT idea!! Your coloring is AMAZING!! So glad you are sharing your talent!! Hope you are well!!

Pink Papery Studios said...

Super cute... Your do such a greattttttt job as always... :0)

Debbie said...

Love it all. Your blog is fantastic.

Take a look at my blog you've been tagged.

Hugs Debbie xx

Cathy said...


Love your Anya card. She is adorable!!! I love your bucket too. Way to cute!!!



Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your Anya card!! Great colors and interpretation of the sketch!!

Jodi said...

oh Janna I think your card is super sweet, and I LOVE all the Greeting Farm stuff!! =)

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

JANNA!!! Your projects are so so so cute. Oh that Anya is sooooo cute! I used Teacher Anya on mine yesterday for the announcement too - GMTA! :) I absolutely am in love with the freckles you added, she's so sweet. You are the most amazing colorer, you need to come visit so we can color!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Gosh! I missed so many yummy creations while I was away!!!

Great work!


Michelle said...

Ok I just love both projects! I'm not familiar with Anya but am definitely going to be checking it out as your creations are too cute! And I'm a sucker for Lily & Billy so your valentine bucket is AWESOME - who wouldn't adore that?!?!?!