Monday, February 2, 2009

A Little Bit of Green and A Little Bit of Red!

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and had fun watching the Super Bowl. I had a wonderful weekend and Jason loved watching the Super Bowl, LOL. I of course could honestly care less except for the commercials. Those are my favorite part. I somehow missed most of the commercials, probably because I was busy stamping, but Jason told me I didn't miss much.

Izzy had a wonderful weekend too! She played a ton with Jason and harassed Tuxy, so she had a great time. She has really been into cleaning lately. If she even sees me pick up a sponge she asks for one. And if I am cleaning off the cuuntertop she asks for a paper towel and a couple squirts of cleaning solution so she can wipe them down. It is actually kind of nice. She sort of does the preliminary cleaning and then leaves the rest up to me. I can hardly wait till she is old enough to actually clean, clean. Of course by then, I am sure she won't think it is fun anymore and so will be no help at all! LOL!

Well, how many of you had the best time ever at the Club Anya opening yesterday? ME, ME, ME!!!! Oh my gosh that was fun! I really enjoyed all of the wonderful chatting and the awesome creations that everyone made. And who doesn't love to see new stamps for sale! Well, I teased you yesterday with just a snippet of my Anya card so now I will show you the whole thing. Hope you like it! I used Sherry Siemens sketch for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge Extravaganza for the layout.



This is one of those cards that I was really happy how it turned out, so I hope you are too! I started this card by printing off Riding Hood Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. To create the scene behind her, I used the writing end of my close to cocoa stampin' write marker and drew in the trees, gravel path, grass, and stone path. I then colored them all in with my copics. I punched out a picket fence using my Martha Stewart punch, attached it to my background and then popped off my Anya. I cut all the circles out using my nesties and arranged them on the page according to the card sketch. I layered on dark red card stock, tealish blue card stock and some gorgeous DP that I wish I could remember the name of, but I only had scraps of it. To finish the card, I printed off the sentiment on my computer, added some rhinestones and placed three teal brads in the corner. I thought it would make a cute card for Izzy to give her grandmother!

Now, the second moment you all of have been waiting for! Storage Units, Ink and More's February stamps sets went on sale yesterday!!! Yeah!! Aren't they just amazing?!! They are the must have sets so make sure you pick yours up. In honor of this new release, I created a card using the new St. Pat's Day set. I used Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try from last week for the layout.



Isn't this little Irish dancer just the cutest?! I just fell in love with her when I saw her. Now, I started this card by stamping the little girl from Blarney Stone by Storage Units, Ink and More on white card stock and colored her in with my copics. I decided to create a shamrock behind her, so I cut out green hearts and some DP hearts using my cricut machine, then added a little stem to complete the look and popped my girl off the middle. Following the sketch, I layered on white and green card and some yummy DP from Basic Grey. Next, I stamped the sentiment and some green shamrocks on some white and green card stock I cut out with my nesties and then added some gold swirls to the corner. To finish the card, I added some white grossgrain ribbon and three green brads to the corner. I just know this will be a perfect card for my best friend and Irish woman, Tracy!

Well, I have basically talked your ear off today so I hope you don't mind! Thanks as always for stopping by and don't forget the Pink Cat Challenge going on at PCP right now!

25 comments:

Danni said...

Both your cards are amazing but I LOVE the Anya one. It's just perfect!!
Amazing job, Janna!!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH MY!! That Anya card is fantastic, Janna!! I ADORE it! I can't believe that you drew in the background...great job!! Gotta love those Anyas!!

cats whiskers said...

Oh My Gosh these are just so perfect love the colours you have used and the beautiful Anya image is just so cute, but I just adore that little irish dancer wonderful colouring of both images as usual
Hugs jacqui x

Cathy said...

Janna,

OMG where do I start?? That Anya card is fabulous. The background is so cute!! Great job!! I love those Anya's!! I love the Irish dancer as well. She is adorable!! Your card is just great!! Both are just awesome!!! Great job!

Hugs, Cathy

Summerthyme Studio said...

Both of your cards are absolutely Delish!!!!!!! Great work!

Vicki

~*Joni said...

I am in total AWE of your Riding Hood Card Janna! Oh my gosh, the hand drawn BG is so stinking cute and soooo perfect for her. The lo is adorable...you did it justice! This is my favorite type of cards, where the focal image is part of the actual 'story' - your talent is mind blowing...
Thank you for the Irish Dancer card too - she is adorable!! Great job on the sketches, the blog party was indeed fun last night. ;)

Cassie said...

jaw dropping gorgeous=ness!! your little red riding hood is colored soooo beautifully! and the dancing irish girl is precious!! wonderful use of those sketches too!

the whimsical butterfly said...

BOTH of these are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love that little irish dancer girl doin' her jig :)

So glad you got to show the full Red Riding Hood Anya card it is SOOO beautiful! Thank you SOOO much for all your help yesterday! you rock!!!

Heather said...

Wow Janna
Your drawn and colored sceens always amaze me girl you did a wonderful job!!!!

I of cource have seen the 2nd card, but I totally love how it came out minus the red!!! You did a great job and your creativity is jaw dropping!!!

Great Job on both of your cards girly!!!

Heather

Emily said...

I love your bg coloring soooo awesome....I am lucky to have you to call for advice...I bought some anya and ian stamps for myself and am pumped to get them..chetch you later

Bonnie (eggette) said...

So cute! Both of these are fabulous! Love your scene that you drew!

Randi said...

Your Anya card is EXQUISITE!! I love the colors and the paper and the wooded background. And, well, I just LOVE it! Great job!

Denise said...

So cute! I love that layout.

Jodi said...

OMG!!! I knew it would be a super cute card with Anya!! =) I love that, it's my fav from you!!! =)
Hugs,
Jodi=)

Maria said...

Hey Janna!! both your cards are absolutely adorable. I love what you did with the sketch on your first card. Beautiful coloring and love that paper that you used. It compliments your colors of your image so nicely.

Your second card is so adorable too and again, you coloring is perfect. You did fabulous with the sketch challenge with this card too!!

maria

Kristen said...

This card is wonderful. I love everything about it.

Tori Wild said...

Okay- The little red riding hood Anya is going to have to come to my house!! Absolutely adorable!!! And I love the heart shamrock--- perfect with that set!

Michelle said...

WOWzers both these cards are so pretty but I have to tell you I LOVE the Riding Hood Anya!! GORGEOUS!!! Me need some ANYA's bad!!!!!!! Thanks for feeding my need for more stuff, lol!

Alysabeth said...

These are both just wonderful. I LOVE the Blarney Stone:o)

Kristen said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous cards. Your coloring is fabulous!

Mariska said...

Oh my, these are stunning again. I am absolutely in love with the little Riding Hood, she is just gorgeous and you coloured her to perfection and that sentiment you created to go with it is just so fit for this image. And once again you've done your own background.... I want to have the talent to do that, you are just amazing!!! Gorgeous creations!!!

xxx
Mariska

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow, Janna! You never cease to amaze me with your stunnnig creations. I absolutely love your Little Red Riding Hood card!!!!

Laura said...

Hi Janna! I am SO SORRY that I am just now getting around to commenting on your card. It is absolutely ADORABLE. I love how you made the shamrock out of hearts. VERY creative. Great Job!!!

Maria Matter said...

These cards are fabulous! You drew the background on the Anya card, wow!, how cool is that!
You have a beautiful blog!!!!!
Blessings, Maria

Cheryl Curtis said...

This card is the cutest!!! Which cricut cartridge did you use?