Thursday, February 19, 2009

Ay Mate, Best Wishes!

Happy Thursday everyone!

Sorry I am posting so late today. Jason and I went out for date night last night and didn't get home until really late so I decided to sleep in! Luckily, Izzy had such a good time playing with Lainy and Aunt Tracy that she was super tired too so we both had a very nice morning of relaxing and having fun!!

So, like I said, Jason and I had the best date night last night. We went out to a local Brew House for dinner. It is casual dining but nice. The building is actually a historic Mill with a functioning water wheel so it is really cool. Then we went to the movies. Jason and I never go to the movies so it was a nice surprise. We saw the new Jennifer Aniston movie He's Just Not That Into You. It was actually really good and even Jason liked it! It was a really good mixture of funny and serious. So all in all it as a really wonderful night!

Well, I only have one project to share today what with all the babysitting yesterday and then date night, I didn't get hardly any stamping time! Not that I am complaining. It was such a fun day. Anywhoo, my card for today is for the challenge that Marie issued over at The Greeting Farm Blog! Guess what, guess what!!!! It is a sketch!!! Yesssssss!!! so of course you know that I am going to participate if it is a sketch. And here it is!

Don't you love this!!! I adore how the main panel is turned at an angel and for some reason it said masculine card to me. No idea why. Maybe because of all the straight lines or something. Well to be honest, masculine cards are kind of difficult for me, so I am extra proud of the way this one turned out! I started this card by stamping Hello Ian by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored him in using my copics and my gold pen. I added a brad to his hat to simulate a button. I then cut him out and mounted him on brown and green card stock. I next layered on kraft, brown and green card stocks and DP from Basic Grey's Granola. I stamped the sunflower from All Wrapped Up by SU! in so saffron and close to cocoa and then stamped the sentiment from All Around Argyle by SU! in black on top and cut it out along with a piece of green using my nesties. I distressed both the sentiment and image using a sponge and some close to cocoa ink. To finish the card off, I added three green brads down the side and a brown ribbon at the bottom. So, so much fun! Oh and now my good friend Jessica has uploaded a new challenge over at Club Anya! I can hardly wait to play.

Today I wanted to share with you two wonderful RAKs I received from some really great friends. The first is a card I received from my wonderful friend Jacquie! She is so awesome and an amazing talent, I mean just look at the this card! And how sweet is she that she also sent me some of these wonderful sentiments!

The next RAK is from my good friend Danni! She colors so beautifully and I adore the way she decorates the inside of her cards! Oh and she was so sweet to give me some adorable images to color! What a lucky girl I am!!!

Now it is time for my Izzy story. As I mentioned earlier, I babysat Izzy's friend Melaina yesterday. I really think the girls are getting more and more comfortable with each other. They played together and made little art projects. They even fed each. It was so, so cute!!! So here is a picture of them crafting together!

Thanks as always for stopping by! Don't forget the contest over at Pink Cat and the new Challenge at Club Anya and at The Greeting Farm! Lots of Smiles!


Danni said...

I LOVE your Ian card!! Perfection at it's best!
Glad you enjoyed the RAK.
And look at those cutie patooties! Adorable little girls.
And glad you had a good date! I so need a date night with my hubby soon!

Maria Matter said...

Glad you had a great time with your hubby! They say the best thing you can give your little one is a Happy, in love, Mommy & Daddy! And I totally agree!
Izzy & Melaina look so sweet here!
Your Ian card is're right, that sketch does shout masculine! Love the way you colored him and the papers you chose!
Blessings, Maria

Heather said...


I really love your Ian card you did a great job the colors and the layout really work together cough cough spirt spirt!!!

Your cards are always so pretty and your coloring is very pretty too!!!

Great Job Janna!!!!


Jodi said...

Janna this is a great card you created for the sketch!! I can't wait to play too, I have an idea of what stamp but will have to come up with the rest as I go on.
Love the coloring and colors you chose to make it!!
Hugs,Jodi =)

Maria said...

Hey Janna! Glad to hear you had a great date night with your husband. How fun!!

Love your Ian card. . .wow, your coloring is so pretty to look at and I love the fabulous striped paper that you used!!

The RAKs your received are awesome too. . .how sweet to receive such beautiful cards!

Your daughter and her playmate are so adorable. I love Izzy's pretty smile. . .so cute.


Christi said...

Your Ian card is amazing!! And look at those two little cuties!!!

Claudia Rosa said...

absolutely stunning coloration of the GF image! love how you have done the hat!

dear Jana... thank you so much for your kind comment over on STAMPAVIE site! It means a lot to me - you know it is kind of nice when my "boss" can read this too lol
i thought that was super nice of you


Emily said...

I love your coloring and your layouts!!!

Julia Pollard said...

Great work as always :o)

Cathy said...


Glad you had a nice date night with your hubby! Sounds fun!

Your Ian card is super cute! I love the colors.

Your RAk's are really nice as well.

Sound like you're having a great week!!

Hugs, Cathy

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Great card! I like the colors and of course the coloring is top notch!!

Thanks for sharing the raks... two great cards... how nice!!

Amy said...

WHOA! What awesome colouring on the first card! WOWO you have only been stamping since March!! It is a fantastic colour combo.. I love it!

cats whiskers said...

Oh wow what fantastic cards I so love that Ian card he looks fantastic dear, your colouring is perfect. Hope you enjoyed your Date
Hugs Jacqui x

Summerthyme Studio said...

Precious Cards!!!! Sweet and Precious Babies!

COCO said...

oh very fabulous card !!!! the first is very pretty !!!! it's my prefere !!!
hugs coco

Cassie said...

oh, so totally cute! I think that sketch is a great one and is on my to-do list tomorrow!