Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shopping and My Sweetheart, All The Things I Love!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Boy this week is just flying by. I think it is because Jason had Monday off work and now I think that it is really Wednesday. I am not complaining though. It just means that he will be home with us a day sooner!

Well, Izzy has gotten onto the band wagon of New Year's Resolutions and trying to lose weight. Not for herself mind you, she isn't even two yet, I am talking about for me!!! Here lately she has been telling me when to eat and is even making me exercise! When she sits down to eat her breakfast or her lunch, she always looks at me and says, "Mommy eat! Mommy eat!". Which of course she is right. I need to sit and eat with her so that I am eating at more regular times. Then for the last three days she has been grabbing my hand and walking me around the house. We do loop after loop after loop. She is a slave driver I tell you! I don't need a personal trainer when I have my Izzy!! LOL!

Today, we don't have too busy of a day planned, of course lots of play time and hopefully lots of stamp time for me while Izzy is napping. Other than that, it should be pretty calm. Sometimes it is nice not to have a lot of outside things to do, especially when it is so cold outside!

So onto the cards! I have two to share today, one of which is a stamp that I have had for about a month but have not previously inked up!! I am really trying to be better about this. I have so many cute stamps that I want, then I get them and am backlogged. So my goal is to ink up all the wonderful rubber I have sitting around.

My first card is about something that I absolutely love to do, shopping. I think it all stems from my aunt who for our birthday's when we were little girls would take my sister and I out for a whole day of shopping. It was so much fun, we would go from store to store, trying on clothes, laughing, playing, having lots of fun and only stopping for lunch. We would only actually buy one or two things, but the experience was the best part. I think that is why I enjoy it so much now. It brings back all those happy memories. And I still don't have to buy something to have a good time. At least that is what I tell myself. LOL! So here is my shopping card. I used Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try for the Layout.

Aren't the colors absolutely yummy!!! If I were hard pressed, I would have to say these are my favorite papers from Basic Grey of all time! I think it is the color combination, as this teal blue and brown are my favorite! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping Suzie Q by Instyle Stamps on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Using my brown stampin' write marker and a white gel pen, I added patterns to her shopping bags to match my papers. I then cut her out using my labels die from nestabilities and mounted her on a brown piece of card stock. Following the sketch, I layered on brown card stock along with my Basic Grey DP. I punched out a label for my sentiment using a sizzix die and stamped the sentiment from MFT's Say Charge. I finished off the card by adding a white grossgrain ribbon to the corner and lots of pearl stickers. I am just so in love with the colors. Maybe Jason will let me redecorate our bedroom in them!

The second card I have for you today is another Valentine's day card for Jason. I made him a more girl friendly card earlier in the month, but this time I wanted to make him one that was more masculine and sweet. I know that I used a girl on the card, but I think the colors are more male friendly! I used this week's Sketch Challenge on SCS for the layout.

See it is a masculine Valentine, right? Alright, alright, maybe not, but it was supposed to be and it turned out cute, so I am happy! I did have to adjust the sketch slightly and make my shape larger so I could add my image, but it worked out perfectly!! I started this card off by stamping the little girl from Will You Be My Valentine by Storage Units,Inks and More on white card stock and colored her in using my copics and cut her out using my labels nesties die. I sponged creamy caramel around the edges to age the picture. Then following the sketch, I layered on brown and green Core'dinations card stock along with some DP from DCWV. I added a chocolate brown ribbon down the side and tied a little bow. Next, I stamped the sentiment, aged it with my creamy caramel and mounted it onto my card with some pewter hardware and brads. To finish the card, I popped of my main image and added some decorative pewter brads to each side. I am so pleased with this card and I really hope Jason likes it!

Well, I am outta here! Off again to make my blog rounds. Everyone has really been rocking their creations lately and my notebook is so full of ideas it is bursting at the seams!! Thank you all so much as always for stopping by!


Kimmie0270 said...

They're all beautiful - but your In Style card is just WOW! Is that digital image or rubber stamped?

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow hun these are both stunning I love the Suzy Q image. Your colouring is absolutely stunning, I am in awe dear. Thanks for you lovely comments you left on my blog
have a great day
Big Hugs Jacqui x

Heather said...

Wow Janna,

You did a great job on both sketch challenges!!! Just perfect!!

I love the greens on the second card and the way you distressed the edges, and the diagonalized label #! and the whole sketch just works well.

The first card is cute too and the image is colored so wonderfully!!

Great Job Janna! Loved all the added little pearls too yummy!!

Todays story is fish, fish, oh why did we get fish????


Christi said...

Both of your cards are fantastic!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Love both your, my idol of all things sketchy :) I really need to "plan" my week better so I can play along w/ more. I love them and yours alwyys turn out so awesome! Hugs!

Cathy said...

I love both of your cards. They are so yummy!! Your coloring is perfect and the papers are wonderful. Really awesome!!

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous as always.....

Love the colors of both of them.

Paula Still said...

These cards are absolutely stunning!!! Your coloring, DP, layout, accessories, and attention to details ... like adding patterns to the shopping bags! ... is what makes them beautiful and unique! Great job!!

Paper Is Cheaper Than Therapy said...

Hi Janna! Could you send Izzy over for a while? I could really use weight loss/exercise motivation! That is just too cute! Slaten got a big boy haircut yesterday. He suddenly looks so grown up *sigh*

Back to your cards...they are wonderful! I love the colors you've used on both of them and your coloring is simmply amazing! I wish I could take credit for the coloring on my Valentine cards, but I must admit that they are I cheated a little :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations! See ya around the blog! ~ Cindy

Danni said...

Wonderful cards! Love the last one, nice to see a different color than the norm pink/red!

Maria said...

Wowwee, Janna!! Your cards are AWESOME!! I love what you did with Suzie-Q. . your coloring is fabulous! Love the dp and the colors too!

Your second card is way adorable!! I love how you added the beautiful decorative brads! Such a pretty addition. Everything about your card is fabulous.

How cute that your daughter walks you around the house!! I wish someone would walk me around the house so I could get some exercise!! LOL! I need to lose some weight and it's sometimes tough doing it on your own!!


Cassie said...

looks like she got lots of wonderful goodies in her bags!!!

Lilian said...

Janna, both your cards are absolutely beautiful - love your color combos! You color with the copics so well too. Thank you for leaving such kind comments on my blog too. Have a great weekend!

Debbie said...

Wonderful cards Janna, both of the images are fabulous and your colouring is beautiful. Love the papers and all the gorgeous embellies.
Have a great weekend. Debbie x

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Cute cards... love the coloring!