Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Love to Twinkle and Glide on the Ice!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Izzy and I had the best day yesterday! Melaina was over and the girls played and played! It was so cute! Poor Izzy wasn't feeling well though, so she was having a few problems sharing, but as the day progressed they became more and more used to each other. I think Melaina might come over every week! YAY!!!! I am so excited. It is funny, but I am actually able to get more done during the day because the girls keep each other entertained. It was so cute. I had them up on the table while I was coloring yesterday and they took turns handing me markers. Izzy already knows she cannot take the caps off and Melaina learned pretty quickly too so, it was really enjoyable. We talked about colors and did a lot of poking tummys with them. They loved it! I am so excited because I think I might have future stampers on my hands! LOL!

Well since it is Tuesday, that means it is Twinkling Tuesday! Even my husband knows. He sent me an e-mail last week asking me what I wanted him to make for dinner and he titled it "Twinkling Tuesday". Ahh, he is trained so well! LOL! Well, this Tuesday is a little bit different this week. Madelynn has decided to have guest sketch designers to help out with her challenges, and this week the "Temporary Twinklette" as we are calling them is none other than my good friend Heather's 6 year old daughter Piper!!! She really made up a fun sketch for us this week! Lots of elements and lots of hearts just in time for Valentine's day.

Isn't it fun! I have to say, I was a little worried at first but I made it and I was able to get all the elements in! I started this card by stamping Tilda With Hearts by Magnolia Stamps on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I then added touches of white gel pen to create highlights on the different hearts. Following the sketch, I layered on brown and pink card stock, some of which I embossed with my swiss dots folder and my floral fantasy folder, and papers from Basic Grey's Bittersweet collection. I then wrapped a brown and pink striped ribbon around the middle and added lots of brown and pink hearts I cut out with my Cricut and a Martha Stewart punch. Tilda and the tiny hearts I popped off to finish the card. I think I might send this to Piper since she created such an awesome sketch! Don't worry though Heather, I promise to add a nose and a mouth! LOL!

Hey, don't worry, you can play along with Piper's sketch too! All you need to do is when uploading to PCP or SCS is attach the keyword MTTSC9 and also leave a little love out on the Twinkling Tuesday Team blog so that we know that you used Piper's sketch. Now, check out the rest of the design team's awesome creations!

I have another quick little card to share before you leave. I just received my new Sophia stamp from Paper Pretties. This little beauty is January's Stamp of the Month. I so love this program. It is relatively inexpensive and every month I am guaranteed an awesome stamp in the mail! Love it! So, I digress. I wanted to create a winter card, since it was so chilly last week and when I saw this card by my good friend Jessica, I just had to case it!

I just had to use this paper again! I love the pinks and greens and blues! Sorry the picture is a little wonky, the sky was turning weird shades when I hurried outside to take this picture, it was about to storm. Anywhoo, I really wanted to try the distressing technique that Jessica uses, and I think I did okay. Of course I have a long way to go before I reach Jessica's level of talent! I started this card by stamping Gliding By by Paper Pretties on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I added some snow drifts with my copic multiliner pen and my copics and then made it shimmer along with her ice trail using my glitter pen. I also flocked her ear muffs and her little hand muff using some white flocking and a glue pen. Next, I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and cut it out along with a piece of blue paper using my nesties. I then layered on blue and green card stock along with two different kinds of DP (sorry can't remember the brand). I distressed everything with a sponge and some creamy caramel ink. To complete the look, I added three green brads down the side and tied a delish green satin ribbon through my sentiment and added some rhinestones! I really think this worked out pretty well as a casing of Jess' card. I hope she thinks so too!

Well that is it for me! Off to check out the rest of the Twinkling Team! I really hope you play along! And don't forget my Pink Cat Challenge ends today over at PCP so make sure you get your entry in! Thanks as always for stopping by! Smiles!!


Bonnie (eggette) said...

Both cards are so cute! You really rocked Madelynn's/Piper's sketch today.......it was a TOUGHIE for me !! yikes!

Maria Matter said...

Lovely Sophia card! I like the bit of distressing looks great!

And I'll have to agree with Bonnie, you rocked Piper's sketch!
Beautiful!!! Looks alittle intimidating to me!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Blessings, Maria

Danni said...

Wow, your cards are both amazing! Simply love Sophia though, way too cute!!

Cathy said...


This sketch was made for you!!! Awesome job! I love the Sophia card. I hope I can get some Sophia's soon!! I adore them!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us. You are truly inspiring!!


Sandra MacLean said...

JANNA!?!?!?! How do you do it?! It was a HARD sketch remember??? Hard....meaning almost impossible to do.....apparently you skipped that page in the dictionary!! Tilda is so stinkin gorgeous and with helpers like yours, well....no wonder you scored an A++ for this sketch! It's a gorgeous card Janna and I love your second card today too! How did you do the tag that the sentiment is on?? Please don't tell me it's a nestie....I might have to cry! Or give in and get one! LOL

Heather said...

Hi Janna,

You rocked the sketch (even if you changed the corners around and did both layers the same - a little Janna and Heather humor there) LOL no I mean you truly truly did rock this sketch and I love the colors you choose and you stayed with the hearts from the sketch and I am sure Piper will be over the moon when she sees what you have done here!!!! Amazing Janna I love it, and I love your Sophia card too!!! I have to get her inked up!!! I really like the colors and the clean lines and the simple yet involved feeling of it!!!

Great Job!!!!


Michelle said...

I so love your Tilda! You did an amazing job with the sketch. I just love everything about your card! Of course, pink and brown is one of my FAV color combos - I don't think you can go wrong with it!

Your Gliding by card is stunning. The coloring on that is just gorgeous! I wish I could color like you, oh wise one!

You are one talented lady!

Cassie said...

oh man - what gorgeousness to enjoy today! 'course it's always like that when i come here!!!

I loooooove how you handled the criss cross on this week's sketch! and that ribbon and the magnolia girl - too, too precious!!

oh my - miss sophia is gooooorgeous girl!! lovely colors, great layout that all let her shine!!

have a great day girl!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous cards Janna, love both the cute images and your colouring is beautiful. Hugs Nikki x

tracy said...

wow thats a truly amazing sketch, I love your design and the new basic grey papers are just so yummy, I can't get them anywhere over here they have completly sold out just wasn't quick enough lol!

Jodi said...

Great cards Girlie!! =) As Always!
I love the sketch! I may have to find time for this. I also love that your hubby knows when Twinkling Tuesdays are! So sweet!
Hugs,Jodi =)

Summerthyme Studio said...

I LOVE that sketch and your colouring is just Yummy... the Gliding by stamp is as sweet as can be as well..............The colours in the Sketch card are Rich and Fabulous!!!!


Maria said...

Hey Janna!! Wow, that layout looks complicated but you did a FABULOUS job. You really had to work with that layout! LOL! But, I love it! Piper did a fabulous job creating the sketch!!

Your card looks awesome. . .love all the layers, pretty papers, colors, and of course, your coloring of the image!!

Your second card is beautiful too. Such a pretty image. Great job distressing the card and I love the vibrant colors o fyour image!! beautiful job.

Don't worry. . .I didn't think you were neglecting me!! LOL! We sometmes are too busy, our computer crap out on us, or we're just not in the mood (it happens). Thanks for stopping by my blog and emailing me. You are the sweetest! I appreciate it!!


Emily said...

Love your cards, way to use the layout....I've got to try it!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, you seriously made me tear up, girl! Even after I talked to you today i had NO idea you wrote all that about me and my card? You are the SWEETEST! And totally underestimate your OWN talent girl! You're amazing! I am so honored to be CASED but even moreso to be your friend. You are the sweetest! madelynn LOVED your tilda card...she said it was adorable!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These are both so amazing!! I just love that Tilda and the fun ribbon and paper you used. How great that you're hubby is trained so well...mine gave up trying to learn all the challenges! :)

Kimmie0270 said...

You rocked those cards girlie. I seriously am in love with that Magnolia. Your such an enabler... I seriously wanna come visit you just to get into your stamping supplies ;)

Kristine B. said...

oh, I love all the colors you used here, the paper and your coloring is gorgeous!! :) Great card. I LOVE this Sophia--one of my favorite Sophias!

Paula Still said...

Wow! I can hardly believe a 6 year old put together such a beautiful and creative sketch!! And, to quote Bonnie, "you rocked it, girlfriend!!"

And that Sophia card! Just gorgeous. One of my favorite cards that you have done! Love the background, colors and all the details. Makes me want to take up ice skating!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the hearts in the apron and the paper, great card