Tuesday, February 17, 2009

On Twinkle Tuesday's We Love to Read and Fish!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

Seems like this week is going by at a more sedate pace, thank goodness. I like to enjoy things and not rush through them so it is nice to finally have a week that is going by at a normally! LOL!

Izzy and I had a pretty nice day yesterday. For some reason I was really tired and didn't hardly want to do anything. I actually took a little nap! It felt so good I have to admit. Might just have to do that more often. I am really hoping the temperature is a little warmer today so we can at least go outside for a few minutes. Cross your fingers!

Well, alright. Down to the good stuff! It is Tuesday which means it is Twinkling Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay!!!! I so love to see what Madelynn has come up with. She truly is a sketch genius!!! I dont' know how she does it. Ohhh and guess what? I have the honor of being this week's featured Twinkie!!! How cool is that! Thank you so much Madelynn! So without further ado, here is the this week's Twinkling Tuesday Sketch Challenge and my card!

Isn't it amazing!!! I just love the double panels for your image. And such a clean simple sketch to boot!! Although I have been told that putting an image in the middle is acceptable, I kind of went with the double panel image and created a little scene. I did however move my sentiment so I really hope that is okay Madelynn! Awesome sketch for a scene card! I hope you didn't doubt me! Remember I am the Sketch Queen so I should know about this! LOL! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping Hanna, the lamp, books and table from Bookworm Hanna by Hanna stamps on white card stock and colored them in using my copics. I drew in the design on the lamp along with the picture using my copic multiliner pen, copics and SU! markers. Following the sketch, I layered on pink, orange and brown card stock along with some paper from American Craft. I stamped the sentiment, mounted it on pink and orange card stock, bent it and popped it off in the corner. To finish off the card I added faux stitching to everything basically because I like it!! LOL! I think it is a fun and girly card for anyone who enjoys reading!

Well, if you liked my card you should just see all of the amazing creations the DT has come up with this week! They will really knock your socks off so be sure to visit and give them some love. And as always make sure you come out and play this week! All you need to do is type in the keyword MTTSC10 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

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So for my second project today, I really wanted to use my new Rock the Farm set from The Greeting Farm. I have had it for a week and a half and haven't used it yet!!! Gasp!!! I know, I know!! I just have been having so much fun with all my other TGF stamps that poor little Ian was sitting neglected. So Sunday I sat down and started this card. Of course I couldn't find my buttons so I had to wait until yesterday to finish it, but it is finally complete. I used this week's Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge for the layout.

Could this little Ian be any cuter? Seriously!!! I just love the hat and the fish!!! Awesome!!! So I started this card by stamping Ian from Rock the Farm by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored him in using my copics. I then cut him out using my nesties and mounted him on green and blue paper. Following the sketch, I layered on kraft card stock, red card stock that I ran through my spots and dots embossing folder and some DP from Basic Grey's Two Scoops. I went ahead and popped off my main image to give it some depth. To create the bobber sentiment, I cut out kraft, red and white card stock using my nesites and then layered them on. I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the white circle and added a black eyelet and twine to the top. To complete the fishing look, I made a little fishing net out of twine, attached it to the corner of my card and then glued on some fishing buttons. I went ahead and sponged chocolate chip around he edges to dirty them up. I really like how this card turned out. Close to what I had in my head!

Now for my quick Izzy story! So Izzy has decided that she likes to wear Mommy's shoes and socks. Every once in awhile she will disappear into our bedroom and then I will hear, "Click, Click, Click." She is trying to walk in one of my heels. It is so, so cute!! Never mind, I can hardly walk in some of the heels she tries to wear! LOL! Maybe she is going to be a fashion model some day! I mean she is already trying to bring back leg warmers! So here is my future beauty queen with her dog, Tuxy, standing in as her body guard!

Ahh, the joys of motherhood! LOL!!! Well thanks everyone for stopping by today! It has been fun! Lots of smiles!


Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

First, the Hanna card is AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I love the colors, the arrangement of the items in the scene, and the way you used the sketch! Second, you never told me Tuxy was a Boston! I knew your husband was partial to Bostons but that doesn't mean you actually owned one. Anyway.....my little Fiona dog is a Boston too! How funny is that!

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

WOw you have been busy. Love the picture with you dog..Too cute. I have a terrier mix, but she is westie..

Love the Hanna card, that is one of my favorite stamps by Kristi. Love how you added a frame/picture in the background.


Amber said...

These are so great Jana!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

You SHOULD be designing for Hanna Stamps! Oh my gosh - I'd so be over the moon if you were!! This is a fabulous scene you've created Janna, but then again, that's your niche! And that adorable Ian!?! Your coloring is out of this world! You really did bring him to life with your coloring. Another success Janna! ((hugs))

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow Janna, Two amazing cards such great images and i love your beautiful colouring and wonderful dp. Hugs Nikki x

Tasha said...

Janna these are two superb cards they really are gorgeous. Your daughter reminds me of my own she cant get to my heels as thy are hidden away but she loves wearing my socks and the other day i caught her with the lipstick i keep in my bag she had it al over her face lol - thats a 2 yr old for you lol
love tasha xx

Cassie said...

these are incredible janna!!! LOVE the hanna scene and your art on her wall!!
and mr ian - so adorable!!!! your coloring rocks as usual and the sketch really highlights him!

Danni said...

Thud~~~ my jaw just dropped. Wow, that hanna scene is just too perfect! Wow, you really did an outstanding job.
And then the Ian card, wow..all the elements work so well together.
You rock!

Christi said...

OMG! Both of your cards are amazing!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Janna!! Love both of your cards. Great job on the sketches!! You are amazing!! The more I see the cards you make with TGF the more I want them. Bad Chris!! Bad Chris!! I have spent so much on supplies this month that I really need to hold off.

Have a great day!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards!!!these are two ABSOLUTELY beautiful creations, my friend! The TT card is gorgeous and sooo reminds me of Madelynn and how much she loves books and the fisher Ian is absolutely gorgeous. The coloring is amazing and I love the textures/papers. GAWJUS!!!!

Maria said...

Hey Janna! Wow, that sketch is awesome and I love what you did with it!! Your Hanna card is awesome with the scenic background. Love the colors too!

Awww, your Ian card is too cute. Love your coloring! It's awesome! The dp pattern is perfect and I love what you did with the tag.

Izzy is so adorable . . .I do believe she'll be a fashion model or have a thing for shoes! LOL! Your dog is a cutie too!


Cathy said...

Janna, these are just the cutest ever!! I love them both. This Ian image is just the cutest! Love the scene as well. I love to make scenes so I love this.

Great job as usual!!

Hugs, Cathy

Heather said...


You know I already told you that I loved both of these cards, but I do. I think the Hanna card for MTT is amazing and I love that painting you drew yourself amazing!!!!!

Your fisherman card is completely adorable I love love love how you made that fishing net love love love it!!!!

Now where the heck have you been today?????

I am still waiting for you to call me back last night around 7:30pm????

You better call me!!!!


Elena said...

What a cute cards!!! I love the panels you created!!! So brilliant!And your drawing is awesome!!!
Love your IAN Rock The Farm card!!! Absolutely fantatsic!!! Love all the embellishments! And you the picture of little fashion girl on high heels is so cute!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Paula Still said...

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!!! I know Madelynn must be oh so proud of you ... and how brilliant is that Madelynn??? You two were made for each other!!

Great job on both cards!! I just love them!

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

WOW Janna, these are both fabulous. I commented on the TT blog too. :)

And that IAN!! Oh my, he is adorable. You are right, it is the hat. You are so clever with the fishing net in the corner and the string to the sentiment. Seriously, soooo creative!! I love him, how you colored him, the DP, everything!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Janna!
Congrats on being the featured Twinkie this week! What a great card for this sketch!!!!
And your Ian card is too adorable! Love your little fishing net...how cool is that?!!!
Your little Izzy looks so sweet here with Tuxy! Great pix! Makes me smile!
Blessings, Maria

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

both of your cards are amazing. I love how you split the scene into two panels. It reminds me of the expensive sets of artwork you can get to hang over your sofa! What a sweet pic of Izzy!!

cats whiskers said...

Two really stunning cards again dear, your colouring is an inspiration to us all just fabulous
Hugs jacqui x

Emily said...

LOVE, Love, LOVE your cards!!!! Great coloring!!!!

Michelle said...

WOW both cards are FABULOUS!! Your coloring ROCKS! LOVE Ian the fisherman - tooooooo cute!!!

Jodi said...

These are such great cards!! LOVE them both!! GREAT job!!!=)

Carolina said...

Seriously awesome cards - love the Hanna card, it's actually one of my favorite sets. And the Ian card - thud! Just so adorable. Hugs!

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous card!
Love the coloring,the sketch...

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Wow, you rocked both sketches!

I really liked the two panel concept of Madelynn's design and what you did with it. The "artwork" on the wall in the scene was a great touch!

The Ian card is awesome! Nice work!!

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Hi Janna,

Thx for the sweet comments.

Your cards are very nice. I like how you colour your images.

Izzy and Tuxy are sooo adorable.