Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cold Hands Warm Heart and a Baby Shower!

Happy Sunday everyone!

I hope you are having a great weekend and had a good Valentine's Day! Izzy, Jason and I went out to dinner last night and then just had a quiet evening at home. We caught up on our favorite TV show The Office. It is one of the few shows both Jason and I love. He tends to like sports and I love home improvement shows. I really think he would like the home improvement ones if I didn't get so many ideas for our house and then con him into doing them here! LOL! Anywhoo, it was just nice and relaxing! Today, I think I am heading to Michael's later to use my coupon and then do a little stamping. Pretty laid back day today too! Poor Jason is cleaning out the garage though. Don't envy him at all! LOL!

So I have a couple of projects to share today! One is for a new sketch blog, my friend Cassie told me about. I can't imagine why she would think I like sketches. I mean I hardly ever do them! (Heavy, heavy sarcasm inserted here) LOL! And the other is something my friend Tracy and I created for a friend's baby shower.

So my first card I created is a masculine themed winter card. I hardly ever make masculine cards and I really wanted to make one. Well when I saw this sketch at Inspirational Card Sketches I knew that I had the perfect layout!

Okay, so this is one of those cards where the idea in my head was completely and totally awesome, but didn't quite come out that way. I don't know what it is, but if anyone has any ideas please let me know! Oh well. I started this card by stamping the mitten from January Journaling Spot 2 by 2redbananas on DP and brown and green card stock and then cut it out. Next I stamped Edwin Skating by Magnolia on white card stock and colored him using my copics. I then popped him off the background. Following the sketch, I layered on brown and green card stock along with some DP from SEI. The border was created with a Martha Stewart punch. I then added some snowflake buttons, brown twine, a ghost snowflake and a big green button. To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment for the Journaling spot and mounted it on some DP. I just really wished it had turned out as cool as I thought it was going to, oh well. Better luck next time!

My next project I want to share is gift tags my friend Tracy and I made for a friend's baby shower. We went online to find out what kind of bedding she registered for and that is where we got the color scheme. We then searched for sentiments on the Internet and went through my stamps to pick the perfect image. And here they are!

All of them together

A close up of an individual tag

We actually made fifty of these! It was fun though because we chatted the whole time we made them. We started the tags off by cutting some pinkish red, metallic card stock and some taupe card stock from Bazzill. We then printed off the sentiment using Microsoft Word and stamped the little sheep and heart from Baby First by My Favorite things. We colored them in using copics and a white gel pen. We then attached the paper to some premade tags we found at Archivers in the hot spot. Quick and easy! The perfect shower tag!

Well, you didn't think that you were going to be able to escape today without an Izzy picture and story did you? Don't worry it is a quick one, I promise! So sometimes while Izzy is awake I chat on the phone with friends, my parents or my husband. Well when Mommy is talking she usually wants me to read her a story or play with her in her kitchen. Most of the time she only plays with her numerous phones when I am off the phone. Well the other day, I was hanging up the phone after talking to my mom when I look over and see her chatting on her pink cell phone! So I quickly grab the camera to take a picture. Seriously though, I was laughing so hard, I almost didn't get it!!! She was "talking" to Daddy! I kept hearing her say, "Daddy. Bye, bye fishes. Bye, bye, moose. Daddy work. Tuxy, Tuxy! Shoes, tights, socks. Shoes, Daddy." Not quite sure what "Daddy" was saying but it must have been one really random conversation based on her end of it! LOL! And here is a picture of my baby talking on the phone!

That is it for me today! I have to pretend to look busy so I don't get roped into cleaning out the garage! LOL! Thanks as always for stopping by! And lots of smiles!


Danni said...

Well, I love your Tilda card. The mitten is so adorable. The tags are adorable as well. You just ooze creativity!!
Izzy is too sweet. My Belle talks on the *phone* often to Daddy and her friends too, so funny to hear one sided toddler conversations!

Jodi said...

You are so funny!!!=) I love what you did with the sketch and what a cute pic of Izzy on the phone chatting like it's a real conversation. Too adorable!!
I know exactly what you mean when you talk about home improvement shows and our hubbies. LOL! =)
Jodi =)

Maria said...

Oooooh sooo adorable Janna! This picture is amazing and one that will bring smiles and giggles to you and her friends - when she's older - for a long time to come. Great masculine card and really cute tags. Hugs, Maria

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely adorable! Awesome color scheme and that Tilda stamp is so cute. The detail work is most amazing combination of items. Love and thank you so much for playing this week at ICS. ♥

Cathy said...


This card is sooo Cute!! I love everything about it. The colors are fabulous and that image is really cute.

I love the pic of Izzy on the phone with daddy!! I remember Brittany talking on the phonw a lot when she was little. Izzy is a little doll baby!!


Marcea said...

Oh hun, what a cute photo - totally adorable :o)
Love your card, lovethe way you have interpreted the sketch. A it of a bummer for you if it isn't how you expected it to be but I think it is brilliant!! Thanks for joining us on ics this week

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous card for ICS, love the details and know exactly what you mean about idea in head versus the paper version!!! Wow you made loads of adorable tags too! Thanks for joining us this week HuGs Kim :D

Maria Matter said...

Oh, this is a fab card! I love the colors, great image and all the elements work so well together! Ya did good Janna! I know what you mean though about that head to hand connection...I haven't figured that out yet!
The tags are adorable, love that saying with the image!
Precious pix of Izzy on a pink phone! You have a blessed life! Enjoy!!!
Blessings, Maria

Julia Pollard said...

Great card, love the tags - but I'm afraid the picture of Izzy takes all the glory - oh so cute!!!

Judy said...

Love the card using the ICS sketch.

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Cute card and the tags turned out awesome. Nice work!

PS - that garage didn't stand a chance!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

PPS - new profile pic!

Becky Carafa said...

Edwin is so adorable, and your tags turned out so cute!

Fink said...

I just love your card!!!! Thanks for playing along!

cats whiskers said...

Love those lovely baby shower tags what a great idea. Your card is fabulous as well, just love the colours and your colouring. Hope your phone bills no too big He! He!
Hugs Jacqui x

Karen said...

Love your take on the sketch this week, I haven't seen this Magnolia stamp before - looks fab. Also, what a great job you have done with these tags.
Thanks for joining us at ICS this week.

Karen x

COCO said...

oh very nice card !!! lovely !!!!
hugs coco

Anonymous said...

Hi Janna..Your card is `gorgeous` your Tilda...great Interpritation of the sketch:)
Love all those tags and the photo of your baby Awwwww so `sweet`:)~X~
`Thanks` for joining in the I-C-S
Enjoy your Day:)~X~

Kristen said...

GORGEOUS card Janna. your tilda came out FAB!

jo said...

Lovely card! I love the colour scheme.

Pearl said...

Fabulous intepretation of ICS3 ! Love the little details !

Thanks for playing along this week !

Michelle said...

I just went to the new sketch site and checked it out - gotta love more sketches!!

50 tags?!?! They are really cute! Your friend is very lucky to have you and Tracy!

Love Izzy on the phone - she's taking after you already :)

Cassie said...

oh girl!!! i knew you would like them! this turned out great! i love that image on the mitten! and the twine and button!!

and oh - those tags!! love the sentiment - love at first touch - how true, huh? you are a true friend - i bet they were a hit at the shower!

Maria said...

hey Janna! Glad to hear you had a nice Valentines day!! I've never seen the Office. There's so many shows on TV. . .I like home improvement shows too. I love the before and after stuff!

Wow, you've been busy!! Your card turned out fabulous! That's an interesting sketch and you followed it very nicely. I love the borders of your card and the beautiful coloring!!

Darn that's a lot of tags! All are very nicely done!

Izzy. . .awww, she's so cute talking on the phone, just like mommy! LOL!


Olena said...

Fabulous cards! Love it! Thanks for playing along with ICS this week!

jonaks said...

great card and loved the tags too. thanks for playing with ICS this week.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

wow, that's a whole lotta cute little tags!!! and I LOVE how you used the mitten...these colors are so yummy too! And she has a mouth - yay! :)

Jeanette - said...

Oh my gosh, Janna - I LOVE how you used the mitten here! I LOVE this card even if it didn't turn out exactly like you saw in your mind :) Your little Izzy is ADORABLE!!!! Oh, the tags are soooo cute too!

Teresa said...

love the mitten card and the way you popped the trim up out of a different color. Definate inspiration to me.