Thursday, February 12, 2009

Get Well Soon and Skate On By!

Happy Thursday everyone!!!

I hope you are having a great week so far. Mine has been a little bit frustrating. Nothing major or anything. Just little things that have been irritating have been going wrong. I think the main thing is that I just need to let them go and don't let them get to me. So from today forward I am going to be positive. So cross your fingers that my photo software will work this morning! LOL!

So, yesterday the wonderfully talented Maria Bell left me the sweetest comment and made the best suggestion!! She said that she was starting a feature on her blog called The Photo of The Day and suggested that I take a picture of Izzy everyday to go along with my Izzy stories!!! Isn't that the best idea ever! I can hardly wait to get started. Of course I don't have one for today, bad mommy, bad mommy, but I am hoping I will for tomorrow. The only thing is, if I had taken a picture of her on Tuesday she would have been wearing a pink and blue shirt with shorts, her pink striped leg warmers and pink and white checkered flip flops. Not sure if I want to capture this look for all eternity! LOL!

Okay so onto my real Izzy story for today. Yeah, I have a snitch in my midst here! I don't understand it, you raise them, you love them, you tell them to not tell Daddy when you buy things (so kidding here!), and then they rat you out the first chance they get! It all started Monday night when Jason had to go to Target to get some tennis balls. He was so sweet and offered to take Izzy since I had been babysitting all day. Well, according to Jason, when they pulled into the strip mall where Target is (we are not even talking the parking lot of Target), she started yelling, "Target, Target, Target!" OMG!!! That little stinker! We haven't even been there in a couple of weeks and she is basically telling Daddy that we go there every day! Oh boy! What will I do with this girl! LOL! Luckily, Jason has no reason to go to Michaels or the stamping store so I think I am still safe!

Alright onto the cards! I am really trying to be more diligent about playing my weekly sketch challenges. You know how much I love them and I feel like the last couple of weeks I have really been missing some of them. So it was with great relief that I was able to play in this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge. I decided to make a Get Well Card for a friend.

Aren't these Anyas the best and they are so, so much fun to color!! I started this card by stamping Nurse Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and then colored her in using my copics. Following the sketch, I layered on blue and brown card stock along with some DP from Basic Grey. Gosh I love that stuff! I then popped of my little nurse and added a red ribbon behind her with a metal brad I had from Making Memories. I finished the card off by printing my sentiment on the computer, mounting it on some brown and placing it on the side of my nurse. I really hope my friend likes it despite all the brown! (wink, wink)

For my second card of the day, I was finally able to participate in the SCS Sketch Challenge again. You miss one week and it seems like forever. Well, my poor Rachelle Anne Miller stamps have been neglected recently so I decided to ink one up for this sketch.

I really hope I am not jinxing myself by making a winter card. It has been so nice this week that I would be sad to be back in freezing temps again! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping the Lily and Milo from Skating by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on white card stock and then colored them in with my copics, silver pen and glitter pen. I distressed the edges with a sponge and some bordering blue ink. Following the sketch, I layered on two different blue card stocks and three different pieces of Heidi Grace DP. To finish the card off, I added two white and silver ribbons and tied little bows. A pretty simple card, but I love the overall look.

Well, that is it for me! A winner for my first Pink Cat challenge has been selected and is now up on the Pink Cat blog and the Pink Cat discussion group on PCP. Thank you to everyone who participated. Your creations were amazing!! Thanks as always for stopping by! Smiles!


Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Both cards are lovely as usual but what I got a kick out of was the blue eyeshadow on Anya! Fun!

Emily said...

I found this quote "Do the best you can, and then the hell with it..." LOVE the cards

Christi said...

I love todays Izzy story and would love to see a pic every day of her! What an adorable feature and OMG what adorable cards!!!!

Cathy said...


Hi! Love the cards. Nurse Anya is so cute!! I am trying to get on the weekly challenges myself, but things just keep happening and make it hard to get anything done!! I have a snitch too and I can tell you it only gets worse!!

Gotta run. Cute, cute as always and your coloring is perfection!!


Mariska said...

These are both so gorgeous sweetie and I love the story you told about Izzy. I remember one time we went somewhere with friends and their kids, Dyanne and Amy weren't even born then, and the little boy of our friends all of a sudden saw the big M that's on the signs at the MacDonalds restaurants and he went... Mummy, Food!! That was so funny!! His mum started telling us that they hardly ever went there but it was so funny!

Have a great day sweetie!!


Maria said...

Hey Janna! Can't wait to see your photos that go with your story! It's a great way to preserve your photos and remember what it was about. Sometimes I'll take photos and I can't remember the story behind it. .. you can look back and look at the picture and read about it. Besides, we need to take more photos of other things than just our cards!! LOL!!

I love both your cards!! Hey, I recently bought my first Anya. Can't wait to color them! Your Anya card is so cute. . .I'm an RN so I like the idea of an RN Anya!! You did a beautiful job coloring the image as always.

Your RAM card is beautiful too. Love the soft blue color. . .it really feels like winter looking at your card. You did a fabulous job on both sketches!!


Danni said...

More amazing cards! I giggled when I saw the eyeshadow too on Anya. LOL!
Love the RAM one, the paper and colors and ribbon all go together so well.
You're amazing!
And yup, the snitches just get worse the older they get.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both your cards are gorgeous Janna, Nurse Anya looks so pretty! Your winter card is stunning and what an adorable RAM image, love the pretty ribbon and finishes your card beautifully, What a great idea of Maria to show an Izzy picture everyday! Look forward to tomorrow's picture. Big Hugs, Nikki x

Bonnie (eggette) said...

These are both so gorgeous!! You are so great to keep at these challenges! I need to do more challenges also, but I never seem to find the time! Maybe I should be more positive too! That is a great outlook by the way!!

Jacquie said...

WOMAN!!!! Your cards are AMAZING!!! I LOVE them both, but...that Nurse Anya is AWESOME!!! I LOVE seeing what you create!!! Your coloring is UNBELIEVEABLE!! Great idea with the pics, I can't wait to see them! Target, huh? We love going there and Kyah always tells!! Now I have the twins and I am thinking....Oh no! Two MORE snitches!!! LOL!!! Just kidding, but, very true! HOpe you are well!! Take care and keep up the AWESOME work and keep on sharing! I LOVE it!

Michelle said...

Janna - I had so much fun talking to you today! You made me laugh so hard. My daughter said "Mommy you've been on the phone FOREVER". I laughed and said I know and I enjoyed it :o)

Great job being able to use some sketches. This week that didn't happen for me but oh well there is always next week!

I think you are right - I need to get me some Anya's. Your Nurse is just too cute! Whoever receives that (if they ever do, LOL) will definitely get better soon!

I don't have any Rachelle Anne Miller stamps either and they are on my wish list. Your skating card is absolutely amazing - the coloring (as usual) is fantastic!

Lilian said...

Your cards are beautiful Janna! The images you used are adorable and you've colored them beautifully! Those sketches look great and I might try them myself since I tend to stare at my cards and take an unusually long time (days) to assemble them lol! Izzy sounds like a darling! lol! I love Target too. Have a great weekend!

Alysabeth said...

I just got so excited because I have this stamp. Your card is NICE must C.A.S.E.:o)

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your cards are AMAZING!!! Me teach you something? What are you talking about? You NEED to teach me...absolutely everything YOU know!!!

I look forward to seeing the photos of Izzy:o) I would have loved seeing her in Tuesday's outfit...sounds like she's a real trend setter:o)


COCO said...

oh your cards is very fabulous !!!!
hugs coco

Kimmie0270 said...

Your stuff is always so beyond amazing. I would LOVE to see Izzy pictures to go along with Izzy stories... that would be so darling!

Summerthyme Studio said...

WOW!!!!! Beautiful Cards....BOTH awesome!!!!

Jodi said...

I love both of your cards Janna! They are always a pleasure to view! I can just imagine how awesome they are in real life!! =)
Hugs, Jodi =)

Heather said...


Both cards are great!!! I just got done reading Emily's comment and it makes me laugh!!!!

I love that paper behind the Rachel Ann Miller Stamps!!! It is the same if I am not mistaken paper you used on the Sugar Nellie card I adored so much!!!

Great Job Janna!!!!

Do the best you can and then the Hell with it!!!

So so so appropriate for me today!!!


Carolina said...

Oh, love the idea of having a photo and story a would be so wonderful to read and see her sweet little face!

Wonderful cards today - Anya is just precious, love the eyeshadow!

The skating is just precious! Love the ribbon and your beautiful coloring!

Rina said...

awwwww...both cards are just gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I have been having a rough week as well. I am trying to keep that positive attitude just like you.

I can totally relate to daughters (or sons) ratting you out. I have learned to never say. Shh!! Don't tell Daddy ...They blab the first chance they get.

Your cards are gorgeous as usual, Janna!!! I love the coloring and your use of the sketch on both of them!!! I especially love the colors and image of the skater's. Beautiful!! Have a great day!!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Both cards are awesome! The coloring is to die for!!

Maria Matter said...

Taking a pix of Izzy to go along with your stories should be fun! Great idea! Funny Target story!
Fab nurse Anya card, I'm sure your friend will love it!
Beautiful RAM card! So frosty looking with the shimmery silver ribbon!
Well, I really enjoyed my visit today Janna! Can wait to see your daily Izzy cute will that be! Take care!
Blessings, Maria

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

I love the photo idea! And look at you, sketch girl! heehee!!! Your cards are beautiful as always. The wintery scene with the blues - yum! And of course Anya, I think I actually like this one better flipped on end the way you did it with the sentiment on the side, great job missy, I don't know how you find the time!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Wow, for both cards. But that Anya card is just over the top!!!! Seriously, I need to come over to your house for some coloring lessons :D.