Friday, February 13, 2009

I Ruff You Daddy!

Happy Friday!

Wow this week is just flying by! I can't believe it is Friday already! Still have a ton of stuff to do before next week, but luckily the list is getting shorter and shorter. Oh and I have my make up class at my local stamp store tomorrow! I am so excited! Hopefully I will have enough time tomorrow to take a picture of our creations. It should be a lot of fun!

So, Izzy and I had a very special treat yesterday. We got to eat lunch out with Daddy! It was so much fun! We went to California Pizza Kitchen and just had a relaxing time together. When we got home we played for a little while and then both Izzy and I took a nap. I guess I was just tired, I don't know. Anyways, after she got up, we stamped for awhile together. I know I have mentioned it previously but she loves to pretended to draw and color with my markers. So usually I give her a piece of paper and she picks out a marker and "colors" (cap on) with it! Well, yesterday was no different except she also wanted to put pop dots which she calls, "Poppa dos" and the cuttlebug machine! For some reason she loves to feed through my plates and turn the handle! So yesterday she created a beautiful little drawing, hopefully I will be able to capture it on film tomorrow. But I do have a picture of her making her awesome creation!

Okay so I actually have another really funny story about Izzy, but it is a tad bit inappropriate for my blog and not to mention embarrassing. So if you want to know that one, feel free to e-mail me and I will spill the beans! LOL!

So sorry, but I only have one post to share today. What with going out to lunch and my nap, I just didn't get as much done. Oh well, I am not watching Melaina today after all so I should have some time to make some creations.

Well as you know Valentine's day is tomorrow and I have tons of V. Day cards for myself and Izzy to give to Jason but as of yet, no cards for Tuxy (our Boston terrier) to give to him. So I had to remedy that. Here is my creation for Jason from Tuxy. I used this weeks Sketch For You To Try by Jen Del Muro for the layout.

Isn't it adorable!!!! I am so in love with this stamp! I have truly become a Greeting Farm addicted. And I think Jason has too! LOL! This is the only stamp set that Jason has ever told me I had to get! Can you believe it! Well of course he didn't have to tell me twice, I mean he might forget, so I ordered it! Anywhoo, I started this card off by stamping the dogs on the couch from Home Sweet Home by the Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored them in using my copics. I added touches of stitching to the couch to add even more character. Following the sketch, I next layered on kraft card stock, red card stock, blue card stock and some brand new Basic Grey Boxer DP that I just picked up from Archivers. I added faux stitching to everything, put a clip in the corner with two red ribbons and added some twine with a little love charm I had in my stash. To finish the card off, I glued on some white cotton balls where the stuffing was coming out of the couch. So, I would love to say that my genius mind came up with this idea all on my own, but alas it did not. It came from the amazingly talented Sandra McLean. She created this unbelievable card with a Hanna Stamp. I have been thinking about this idea ever since and I finally had the chance to use it! I really think Jason will like it. Seeing as how he loves anything with Boston Terriers on them.

Well, that is it for me today! I hope you have a wonderful Friday. Thanks as always for stopping by and leaving your amazing comments! I really appreciate them! Smiles!


Jacquie said...

Hey!!! I LOVE it!! The creation is AWESOME!!! I LVOE hte look of the denim couch! Coloring perfection!!! Haha! As always!! Love, love, love the story about Izzy and everyone needs to hear it!!! 2 Funny!!! Take care! Love your work!!!

Jacquie said...

LOVE THE look?? GEEZ!!!

Danni said...

I have that stamp set on my wish list, I simply {adore} it and now I want it even more after seeing your AMAZING card with it!!! Way cute!!
Izzy is so adorable!

Emily said...

I love that stamp set, but not as much as Ian and Anya...I would love to get your story...I guess I block your here is my work

Maria said...

Hey Janna!! Awww, Izzy is so adorable. . .I have a feeling she's going to be an artist when she grows up or a talented stamper like her mom!! She is so cute. .. she sure is hamming it for the camera!! Can't wait to see more pictures of her!

I love the cotton balls on your card! LOL! My dogs are always chewing up their toys and removing the stuffing from them so your cotton balls remind me of them. As always your card looks perfect. . .the coloring is beautiful, the color combo is fabulous and I love how you added the charm!! I love everything about your card!!


Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeius card Janna, love the cute image and your beautiful colouring.Such a nice touch with the cotton balls. Hope you have a great weekend. Hugs Nikki x

Jenny said...

Izzy is a cutie!! Thanks for the follow on my blog!

Heather said...


Your card is super cute!!! I love the puppies on the couch, and the ribbons and the colors you choose to use!!!

Great Job on this card Janna it is wonderful and your coloring is perfect!!!


Jodi said...

Very well embellished card!! Love the cotton balls and faux stitching..perfect accents. =)
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,Jodi =)

Cathy said...


I love your card! The cotton balls are too cute. Izzy is so cute!! I love that age so much. Brittany and I used to have Mommy=Britty lunch day and she LOVED it.I did too!

Very cute catd and cutie pie!!


Michelle said...

ok Izzy is toooooo cute!! Love that she is so crafty at an early age!

oh and your dog card is adorable!

Have a great weekend! I'm off to KC to do some shopping!

Carolina said...

Izzy is just precious!!! Love how you're starting her off early - LOL! Look out world crafter being molded.

Your card is so sweet - amazing coloring, love the tag hanging and you used the sketch to perfection!

cats whiskers said...

Oh isn't this the most gorgeous card, what a fantastic image this is, and I love your stories about Izy a rral budding card maker there
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Jacqui x

Rina said...

what can I say...EVERYTHING is so beautifully put together, Janna.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Janna!!!!! I love Greeting Farm also. There are several on my wishlist and this is one of them. You did an incredible job with it!!!!! I love how you used the sketch. It is so different!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is jaw dropping gorgeous, my friend!!! I LOVE it! Beautiful coloring, sooooo awesome w/ the little tufts of furniture being "chewed" and the bows are perfect ;) SOOOO awesome!

Jenny said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I left you something over at my blog.

Debbie said...

What a fabulous card Janna, I love the cute doggy's just the cutest and what a great idea to add the cotton balls.
My little dog likes to chew all of my cushions!!...this card would be perfect for her! LOL
Izzy is obviously a budding crafter..takes after her mum :)
Have a great Valentines! Debbie x

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Love the Izzy pic and of course the card! What kind of critter is that sitting on the middle of the couch? Never seen one quite like that ;-)

Happy V-day and keep up the good work.

Becky Carafa said...

This is sooooo darling!

Maria Matter said...

Oh, Janna, this is sooo cute and the stuffing coming out is sooo funny, actually quite genius! I love it! Your coloring is really wonderful! I might have to buy this stamp so I can copy your copy!!! lol
Blessings, Maria

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

Janna, I love it!!! Wow!!! Those dogs are so adorable and I love your take on the embellishment areas of the sketch, really fabulous work, it just flows so nicely. And of course beautiful coloring!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Hi Janna,

Your card is sooo cute. I like the colouring.


Rebecca Ednie said...

I'd love to hear the funny story. I could use a laugh because I am really sick. Love the doggie card!