Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sending Love and a Touch of the Orient!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

Today should be a lot calmer for Izzy and I, i.e. lots of play time for the two of us! I have some cards to make, but I get to be relatively lazy. I am just so glad we don't have to go out in the cold. I wish there was someway I could be out in the sun and air, but not experience any of the temperatures!! That would be heaven!!

I have to say, here lately I have been receiving a lot of e-mails from people asking me, ME!! questions about stamping. I can hardly believe it! I still feel like such a newbie to the stamping world. However, I love to help and to teach so it really has been a pleasure to receive these! The bonus for me is that I get to meet all these wonderful women who are amazingly talented themselves! So keep the questions coming ladies, if I don't know the answer, I will make something up that sounds good! LOL! Just Kidding!

Well Izzy has become quite the little mommy lately!! On Friday night we had her little friends over for dinner and play time and I had to get the portable high chair out for Melaina to eat. Well it is sitting on the floor by the dining room table still and here is why. The next day and everyday since, Izzy has been feeding her baby in it! She asks either Jason or I to place the baby in there and close the table top. Then she asks for a bowl and a spoon and a cup for her baby! The whole time she is saying, "Baby Eat. Baby Eat." It is so cute. The only problem is that she doesn't quite understand pretend eating yet. Jason made muffins for us and she kept asking for a muffin for the baby! I told her that Izzy can eat a muffin but the baby can not. I think she finally got it or she just asked for a muffin for herself so she could get it to feed to the baby. All I know is that the muffin was gone later, although Tuxy was hanging around quite a bit so I am a little suspicious! LOL!

Onto the cards!! Since today is Wednesday you know what that means it is Watchadoin' Wednesday over at Storage Units, Inks and More! Even Jason knew!! Yeah!!

Today's challenge was issued by Mary Jo and is inspired by this adorable kids bedroom. (I will be adding the picture later once it is loaded to the SUInk Blog. As many of you know, I am computer illiterate and can't figure out how to get the picture loaded onto my blog). Anywhoo, I was inspired by all the fun colors to create this card!

I just love pink, green and blue together! It just screams fun and playful! I created this card by stamping the envelope and conversation hearts from Will You Be My Valentine by SUInk and More on white card stock and colored them in using my markers and copics. To give it more of a playful look in the background, I sponged on some green galore. I then mounted it on pink and teal card stock alternated with DP from DCWV and SEI. I added a pink organdy ribbon behind my stamped image that I popped off with dimensionals. To finish the card, I popped of the sentiment I printed off on my computer and added three tiny teal brads in the corner. This is actually a 4 1/2 in. square card, my first ever and I just loved how quick and easy it was too make. It would make the perfect little Valentine for kids! Now it is time to check out all of the rest of the DT sista's creations! I am sure they will have some amazing creations to share!

For my second card today, I used this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge for the layout. If you haven't checked out this challenge, you really must! They always have the most creative layouts and use lots of shapes to do it with! And of course they have my most favorite thing of all, LAYERS!!!!!!

See what I mean!! I would have never come up with this layout, but isn't it yummy!! I decided to use my brand new digital image called Geisha Anya by The Greeting Farm. I am usually not into Asian art, but I just couldn't help myself when I saw her!! She is just too cute! Anywhoo, I started off by printing Anya off on my computer and coloring her in with my copics. I then cut her out using my nesties along with a piece of black card stock and a piece of red card stock. Following the sketch, I layered on black and green card stock, some of which I embossed with my Floral Fantasy folder. I went ahead and colored some of the raised flowers in with my red copic makers to give them some depth. I continued to layer on some DP from American Craft that I punched with my Martha Stewart Edge punch. I added some green rhinestones to the side and to her hair and finished the card off by cutting out a green and red flower using my Cricut machine and attached it with a black brad. I just love the zen like colors! Such a fun image!

Well, that is it for me today! Off to blogland to catch up on all the wonderful creations out there! Thanks as always for stopping by! It really means a lot!


Kimmie0270 said...

The Will You Be My Valentine is ADORABLE! If I wasn't on a stamp buying "freeze" I'd be purchasing it now!

Christi said...

Both of your cards are so sweet!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oooooooh that Geisha is AMAAAAZING! Wow! How cute is she ? Great sketch..might ahve to try it ;) Love your SUink card too! SO cute w/ the conversation hearts!

Danni said...

Gorgeous cards as always! Love the colors in the first one and wow, the details and such in the second are awesome. Great job!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

I LOVE Asian art and have since I was a child so of course, that is my favorite one!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Super cute SUINK card, Janna! Love the bright colors & layout! And that Geisha card is a total rockstar--lovin' it!


cats whiskers said...

Two fabulous cards and so different, I love them both but the colours on the asian card just draw your eyes into it, it is fabulou
Hugs Jacqui x

COCO said...

oh very fab cards !!!! I love to card to S.S.
Thanks for joing us to S.S.
hugs coco

Colleen Wold said...

Great cards Janna! I love your card for the inspiration challenge and that little Geisha girl is adorable! What a neat looking card.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

I love the fabulous colours of your first card Janna and the pretty bow, Your second card is just delicious and such wonderful colours and layout, Your Geisha Anya rocks! I hope you emailed it to Marie, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Laura said...

What an ADORABLE SUINK card Janna (the other one is GREAT too). Aren't those colors wonderful? GREAT JOB!!!

Maria said...

Wow, Janna!! Your two cards are GORGEOUS!! I agree. . .blue, pink, and green is such a fun color combo and I love all your little hearts.

Love your orient card too! Beautiful job coloring the image . . .the image just pops and looks so stunning!!


Kathy said...

Pretty cards!! Your Sketch saturday card is so cool looking!! Love the image and the colors are so fun and funky!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh so lovely and I love your new punch.

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

Janna, I love both of these cards! The fun, bright colors on the valentine and seriously girl, that geisha is AMAZING. Your coloring is so beautiful and how perfect is that image with the sketch. the paper - everything. Fab!!!

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous cards, I love the bright colours on the 1st one and the image on the 2nd is so cute and again I love the colours and the papers. Have a good day

Kristen said...

Janna, you rocked this challenge. Your colors are perfect, and so fun.
Your coloring on your geesha card is Fab! Very cool!

tracie said...

Oh wow Janna these two cards are gorgeous, love the image on the SS card - fabulous, and your colour work is stunning.
Thanks for joining us this week
Tracie :)x

Cassie said...

i {heart} conversation hearts so i of course {herat} that card!! love the colors too!

and that anya - i didn't know i could like asian so, so much!!

Did you change your blog background or have I just never noticed it before???

Ria said...

Gorgeouss card :)
thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday.

hugs Ria

MJ said...

Love the card for the Wednesday challenge. You rocked that one, perfect choice of colors and all the details. Love it. The second card is really great too, love the colors there as well, great coloring.

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Whachadoin' Wednesday... whoo hoo!

Cute cards... I like the "Sending You Love" card. It is really clean and the colors pop. And of course the Geisha card is awesome! Keep up the great work!