Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pass One Around because They are Two of a Kind!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Another week is just flying by. The week is already half over and I feel like I have a million things still to do! It is crazy!

Izzy and I had a relatively quiet day yesterday. We stamped and colored, played and even got to enjoy the beautiful weather outside. Izzy just wandered around the yard and looked at everything. Of course she took her shoes off without me noticing and now her socks are almost black on the bottom! Oh well, she was able to have a good time. We also got to see Aunt Tracy last night. Izzy was so excited. She just loved on her and loved on her. Poor Tracy, could hardly take a step without a soon to be two year old latched onto her! After Izzy went to bed, Tracy and I were able to work on some gift tags for a baby shower she is throwing. We have fifty of them! We are close to being done. I think I am going to work on them here and there and then Tracy is going to come by on Friday and pick them up. I really hope everyone likes them! They were awfully fun to make!

So it's Wednesday!!! Oh wait, is there anything that goes on on Wednesdays? Hmmm, let me think. Oh wait, that's right it is Watchadoin' Wednesday over at Storage Units, Ink and More!!!! Whoo, hoo! And it was a tough one this week. I swear, I think the challenge creators must know my weaknesses. LOL! This week the challenge is to create a monochromatic card. White and black are okay to add but you can only have one main color or varying shades of it. I am so proud of myself that I was able to do it. I mean I was sweating bullets there for a minute. LOL! Here it is! I used Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You to Try from two weeks ago for the layout.

Seriously though, there is something wrong with me. When I saw this set in the package and the little pint of beer all I could think about was that old song we used to sing on trips. Sick isn't it! LOL! So I started this card by stamping the beer from Blarney Stone by SUINK four times on white card stock and colored them in using my copics. I added some liquid applique to the foam to make it look nice and frothy. I then cut out my beer and some cream card stock and green Core'dinations card stock using my nesties. Following the sketch, I layered on green Core'dinations card stock along with two different pieces of yummy DP, sorry don't know the brands. I then added some satin ribbon I braided across the top and some that I folded in half at the bottom and added some pearls. I then printed off my sentiment on cream card stock and mounted it on some green and attached to my card with some ribbon. I really hope that cream is considered a neutral. I mean it is a shade of white, right?!

Anywhoo, if you would like to play along with us this week, just make sure you leave a comment on the SUINK blog and tag your awesome creation with SUINKWWC27 when uploading to SCS or PCP. Now be sure to check out the rest of the DT's creations! They are sure to impress!

Now I have another project to share. I have been dying to use my new digital stamp that I purchased at the last Greeting Farm release and now I finally had a chance! Oh, I was so excited to color it up! I actually have had it colored for a little bit but did not have the chance to make it into a card. Well that all changed when I saw the incredible sketch challenge posted by my awesome friend Jessica over at the Club Anya site! I just fell in love with the big circles and how they met in the middle! I knew my little fifties couple would be perfect!!!

Didn't I tell you about the sketch! So awesome! Anywhoo, when I went to pick out papers for this card, I was seriously thinking pink and black to match her little skirt. But then for some reason I picked up the black and white polka dot paper and that led to a similar paper and then to the stripped paper, and voila, I had my color scheme! I started this card off by printing off 50s Sweethearts by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and then colored them in using my copics. Next, following the sketch, I layered on white and black card stock along with lots of white and black DP I believe from Pine Cone Press but don't quote me on that. The large circles were cut out with my circle cutter. I then cut out and popped off my adorable couple and placed them on top of some white and black polka dot ribbon. I tied two little bows on each side to give it some character. To finish the card, I added three large black brads to the corner, stamped the Sentiment from Lily and Billy Sweethearts by Pink Cat Studio, cut it out with my nesties, drew in some music notes and added some black rhinestones! I think it is just so cute and I love the black and white!

Well I am outta here for today! Thanks so much for stopping by! Today is supposed to be rainy so it sounds like an errand day! LOL! Lots of smiles!


Sandra MacLean said...

LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVEE this card Janna!! It's perfect! I just saw it on SCS and had to pop over and gush at it some more! LOL We're not worthy!! We're not worthy!! ((hugs))

Danni said...

You continue to amaze me. Your cards are just so wonderful!! I giggled at the first card as we use to sing that song too.
The second is just adorable. I love the colors you used!

Cathy said...

You are so talented. I love both cards!! They are so cute. Of course I'll be singing that song all day in my head (thanks)!!

Hugs, Cathy

Christi said...

Wow! Both of your cards are fantastic!!!

Maria said...

Oooh, I'm seriously loving the beer card! So cool. . .Love the weaving on the ribbon, Janna!! It's so pretty! Love the color combo too. Awesome job on the sketch!!

Your second card. . .oooh, it's the cutest and I really love the layout. It looks like a gate fold card. As always, your coloring of the images are perfect. Love the ribbons too!!

Hey. . .you should take pictures of your daughter and tell the story. I'm doing Photos of the Day on my blog and tell a story about my photo. I don't use my camera often enough so I've been trying my best to take photos and posting them on my blog.


Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Oh, wow, I love the 2-1/2 circles sketch too! Great card!

Heather said...


Wow girl I love the detail on the Beer Card that twisted ribbon, and the colors you used are so so pretty together and your coloring is wonderful too!!!

I adore that Anya and Ian card. Now if I did not have 3 kids, 3 cats, 1 dog, 6 fish, and 1 husband and could get my printer somewhere to be fixed I would so be buying all those digi images!!!

I need to call you and figure out how to use them!

Great Cards Janna can not wait to try out that Anya Sketch!!!


the whimsical butterfly said...

Be still my heart! OMG BOTH cards are amazing, girl!!! I love them! The beer one is so cute and perfect use of that sketch.

The Anya and Ian one is ADORABLE and look at that beautiful shading! Your coloring is seriously just SO awesome, girlie! LOVE these!

Emily said...

i LOVE THE 50'S CARD...eveything about it!!!

Paula Still said...

Awesome cards! Love the colors you chose on both and I see what you mean about the sketches ... they are perfect! Great job!!

P.S. You did so well on the "beer" ... what can you do with a "ho, ho, ho, and a bottle of rum"? LOL!!!!

Lynn said...

Fabulous cards! Love the green beer, lol!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janna, your coloring is amazing. Girl, I wish I could color half as good as you. Absolutely gorgeous.
Those Anya stamps look so fun.

Michelle said...

When I saw your first card I instantly thought of the song as well. Too fun! You did great with the monochromatic card - those are tough for me too!

When I saw your two of a kind card I instantly awhhhhed. It's so beautiful. Your coloring is out of this world! LOVE LOVE it!!

Today hubby was home so things got changed...I'm definitely going to call you tomorrow though as I've got to get me some of these digital stamps - they are just too too cute!

Jodi said...

Both cards are great!! I love how you made the froth on the beer card come to life, it looks fab!=)
I too just LOVE the sketch from the greeting farm, your card turned out awesome!! You never cease to amaze me!
Jodi =)

Cassie said...

oh my - now i'm gonna have that song stuck in my head and i'm about to head to bed!!! love the foam though!!

and the anya card - seriously, it's the most wonderful thing i've seen!!! they are of course colored beautifully!! when we meet someday, I want a coloring lesson!!!! good luck with the contest!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Such a fun SUINK card--love the foamy drinks :o) Cute sentiment too! And those Anya cards rock--loving them!


Alysabeth said...

Well I dont normally like beer, but you make it look so YUMMY;o)

Carolyn Bounds said...

More incredibly yummy creations!!! I love the beer card!!! It would be perfect for one of my brothers:o) I just may have to CASE this one...I think I have a beer mug stamp lying around my stamp room somewhere.

Your Sweethearts card is rockin!!! I love it, and it takes me back to Happy Days and Arthur Fonzarelli. In my best Fonzie impersonation, "Ayyyy, what a totally happening card":o)


Carolina said...

Your monochromatic card couldn't have turned out any better! You so nailed the challenge! Your Anya/Ian card is just too precious!

Maria Matter said...

These are wonderful cards!
The beer looks great with all that froth and I love your braided ribbon! A really fun card! I remember singing that song too! Now it's running through my head, lol!
Your little love couple are colored beautifully! Love the polka dot ribbon and your papers, so sweet!
Blessings, Maria