Monday, January 12, 2009

Pink Cat is in the House!! Can I get a Whoop, Whoop!

Happy Monday everyone, and yes I know that I am totally lame!

I am so excited!!! today is the first day of the sneak peeks for Pink Cat Studios gorgeous, awesome new stamps!!! But first you have to hear a quick story about my personal life, oh come on, you know you live for these!!!

So, my daughter, Izzy, is now a child of the 80's. Here is why! (and no it does not have anything to do with my lameness!). For Christmas, Izzy received a pair of what I thought were cute tights. I know you have seen these for little kids, they are thick, but they have stripes all over them or they have funky designs or flowers. Anywhoo, she received stripe ones and ones that have vines with little red flowers all over them. I thought they were so cute. (BTW, if anyone knows where you get these let me know please!). So the other day, I was getting her dressed and had an outfit picked out that would match the striped tights perfectly. I opened up the package and out popped LEG WARMERS!!! Can you believe it, they are leg warmers! I just stared at the package, wondering what in the world I am going to do with these, because Izzy thought they were tights. Well, the first time I put them on, she didn't want anything to do with them. But the next day, it was all she could talk about and now she wants to wear them all day every day. She even tries to put them on herself! Maybe she will be trend setter when she gets older!!

Alright, alright, now for the sneak peeks!! Oh I am so excited!! There will be two new stamp sets released on Thursday the 15th, and both are must haves!! The first set that I want to show you a peek of is Kiki Kitty! This set has the most adorable little kitty images that are perfect for any occasion. In fact, with spring coming up, I wanted to give my husband a special gift to let him know I care. Since he loves to garden I decided this little starter pot would be perfect.

See, what I mean about how cute Kiki is!!! And she is really easy to color. Perfect for invitations, gifts and pretty much anything. I started this project off by stamping Kiki holding the flower pot on white card stock and then colored her in with my markers and copics. I stamped the sentiment and the butterfly, both from the new Kiki Kitty set, three times and then colored it in with my markers and copics. I went over the butterflies and flower with my glitter pen to give it some sparkle. Next, using a seed packet as a guide, I made a belly band for my Kiki out of red and yellow card stock. I wrapped it around the seed pack and attached a stick to the back so that it would stick up. I then filled a small clay pot I picked up from Michaels with potting soil and tied a green bow around the pot. (Don't worry, I didn't plant anything. I have a black thumb so I am leaving the planting up to Jason!) I think this will be a perfect gift and was really easy to make!!

My next project I have to share is one of my favorites!! Sometimes you have a project and it just all comes together and that is exactly what happened with this card. Without further ado, I present to you the first sneak peek from Lily and Billy Sweethearts!

Aren't they the cutest!!! I just love this little stamp! Oh, I melted when I saw for the first time! How cute is it that Lily is in the basket?!!! Okay, enough gushing. I started this card by stamping Lily and Billy on the bicycle from Lily and Billy Sweethearts by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored them in. I went ahead and drew in the background using my markers and a ruler. I added silver pen to the bike along with some crystal effects so that it would shine. I then cut it out using my nesties along with a piece of black card stock and a piece of red card stock. I placed it in the middle of large yellow, black and orange daises I cut out with my Cricut machine. I ran the yellow daisy through my swirls embossing folder to give it some texture. I placed the whole thing on a piece of DP from DCWV, added three red brads to the corner and added a piece of red and white stitched ribbon to the bottom. To finish the card, I stamped the sentiment, also from Lily and Billy Sweethearts, on white card stock and cut it out along with some yellow and red card stock using my nesties. Like I said, I just think it is so cute, made possible by the adorable images!

Well, those are all the peeks I have for today! Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's projects, they are sure to stun!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget the contest is still going on at Pink Cat until tomorrow so get your entry in! Thanks as always for stopping by and tune in tomorrow for another sneak peek!


Heather said...

Hi Janna,

This is Adorable!!!!

Wow I do not know how but so far I think I have been the 1st one to comment on 3 out of 4 of the DT girls Sneak Peaks and 3 of them I looked at before I went to bed!!!

Your image is very beautiful. I love the background you made so creative and real!!!! Awesome coloring (When did you go to Art School????)

Love your Cricut Dasies too!!! Lovely.

Also such a cute creative idea for Kiki the Kitty too!!!

Love them Both Janna you Rocked your Sneak Peaks as well. So far have not found one I did not like!!!


Summerthyme Studio said...

THUD!!!!! I just picked myself off the floor! colouring lessons needed .........YOU ROCK!!!!


Danni said...

Love these but Billy and Lily are my favorite and how fun you made the card!! So cute!
So funny, I'm looking for leg warmers for Belle for ballet and you're looking for tights.
Have a happy day!

Kimmie0270 said...

I absolutely adore that Lily and Billy Sweetheart stamp!

Mariska said...

Wauw!!! I love both your peaks Janna but the Lily and Billy on the bike is incredible with the background and those gorgeous colours, LOVE IT!!! Great job sweetie!!


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

revalbeWow Janna, your creations are fantastic! I just adore your sweet Kiki and love the little plant stake. Your Lily and Billy card is a show stopper and what an amazing scene. Love, Love, Love them! Hugs,
Nikki x

Lise Roy said...


The first one is brillant!! What a great idea.

Love the background of the second one.

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG I LOVE both, but that Lily and Billy card...OMG! W/the flower? Perfection, missy! I LOVE it!

Hope you had a great was fun chatting w/ you over on the TT page :) Hugs!

Maria said...

My goodness, Janna. . .your creations are beautiful. You colored the images so nicely too! I love what you did with the seed packet. . .so creative and I love the background on your card. So pretty!!


Jaspere said...

Your card is amazing. Love how you draw those backgrounds. I enjoyed your story too. Too cute.

Bev said...

Janna these are just adorable!! Kiki is so cute but the second set are def must haves! Tooo cute!

hugs Bev x

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Love the new Lily & Billy card. How cute is that?!?!

Becky Carafa said...

These are adorable! I love the starter pot, what a great idea! And the colors for L&B are so bright and cheery, and you added such great details!

Jodi said...

Wow! You did an outstanding job! I especially like how you drew in the background to create a scene for your card. Hugs,Jodi =)

Melissa said...

Whoop Whoop!
Loved the leg warmer story :)
Great job on your cards Janna!!

Christi said...

Wow Janna! YOur sneak peeks are fantastic!!!!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Both of your cards are ADORABLE!!!! I love them!!!!

I know what you mean about having a black thumb...I share two of them with you;o) Still, I love the project you made for your DH! My mother and one of my brothers hold the green thumbs in this family, and this would be the perfect gift for them!!

So glad Izzy likes the leg warmers! Hahahaha!!! I didn't know they even made those anymore. Thanks for sharing the story!!! It was too funny:o)


Paula Still said...

What a great idea for Kiki!! And that Lily and Billy are totally adorable! Love, love, love your coloring and layout! So creative!!

Love the Izzy story. Reminds me of her "bee costume" story! At least she'll wear color socks ... unlike her mother who would only where WHITE!! lol XXOO

Cassie said...

oh janna!! such wonderful goodies - bet your hubby loves the pot - what a thoughtful gift! and your card - i read that paragraph twice and saw no reference to a sketch ---- GOOD FOR YOU!! it's beautiful!! that might be the cutest lily and boy image i've seen!

Valerie said...

oh how CUTE! I'm loving lily and billy! I can't wait for more sneak peeks and the release!!!

Scrappinangler said...

Your coloring is fabulous!! I love the one with the bike - so cute!


Maria said...

Hi Janna: Found your site through the beautiful card posted on PCS. I just love this card of Billy and Lily on the bike and was wondering which Cricut Cartridge you used for the daisy. Thanks, Maria