Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sometimes Too Much is a Good Thing!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

Where has the week gone! Man it is just flying by. I have so much to do and so little time to do it in. I am sure most of you are in the same boat. And the sickness train has made a pit stop at our house. Poor Izzy is sick. I feel so bad for her. She has a terrible cough and overall is just super snugly. I think that she is having a hard time breathing so she is unable to take good naps. I actually am going to call the doctor and see if she needs to be taken in. I really think though that they are just going to tell me to use a humidifier and make sure she gets lots of fluids. So, sorry no picture of Izzy today. She was too tired and grumpy yesterday to get a good one.

First off, I want to let you know that today is the first day of the Storage Units, Ink and More Sneak Peeks. OMG, the sets are awesome!!! I simply adore them!!! I can see endless possibilities for these sets. Here is the sneak peek line up.

Janna (ME!!!!!)

Now, to today's title! Guess what!!! I was asked to be this week's Guest Designer for Danni's Dreams Flutter by Wednesday Challenge!!! I was so honored to be asked. The challenge this week of course is to include either a butterfly or flutterby on your card somewhere with the additional challenge of using orange and yellow. Well this was actually a little hard for me. I don't have a lot of papers that are yellow, just not a color I am super attracted too, but I do think the combo of orange and yellow together is really attractive. I decided to use Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try Challenge for the layout.

What do you think? Are the butterflies too much? I really wanted the butterflies to look like they are cascading down the card carrying along my little Butterfly Lily! I started this card by stamping Lily on a swing from the new Enchanted Lily set by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored her in with my copics. I then layered on my orange and green card stock and my DP from Heidi Grace Designs. Next I cut out my Lily and mounted her on top of a piece of orange card stock and DP that I cut out with my oval nesties. I also stamped my sentiment on some yellow and green card stock that I cut out with my nesties. To finish the card off, I punched out a ton of butterflies in orange, yellow and maroon and glued them all up the side of the card. I actually think this was the hardest part of the project! LOL! I then added pearls to the larger butterflies and colored them in with my orange copic to make them blend in. I really like the colors and the millions of butterflies! LOL! Oh and don't worry you can play along too! Just be sure to add the keyword FBW46 when uploading to SCS or PCP.

So I am finally catching up on things from last week. My good friend Jessica and VP of Club Anya issued a challenge last week over at the Club Anya blog to take a gander through The Greeting Farm Gallery and find a card to case. Well, this was right up my alley! I mean not only do I get to look at gorgeous creations made by super talented women, but I have a built in sketch!!!! Yay!! The only down side is I missed the deadline for the prize! Booo!!! Oh well, I usually just play to participate anyway. So here is my card, a couple days late but still posted!

I wanted to create a card for my niece Kelsey's birthday. she is such a girly girl and loves to shop so I thought a card where Miss Anya was shopping for lots and lots of new things would be a great idea! I decided to case this amazing card by the uber talented Brandi for my inspiration. I started this card by stamping Miss Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using copics. I then cut her out and placed her to the side. Using Brandi's card as my inspiration, I layered on green, purple and Bazzill bling blue card stock along with some DP from Collage Press. I used my Martha Stewart Punch to created the fence and my Fiskars punch to create the awning. To make the window in the middle, I cut out my card stocks using my rectangle nesties and stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up! Birthday Balloons. I finished the card by attaching two ribbons to the "awning" and popping off my Miss Anya! I really hope that Kelsey likes it!

Now for my last order of business. Today is the first day of a wonderful Pink Cat Challenge over at the Pink Cat Group on PCS!! My good friend Vicki and fellow DT member has issued a doozy of a challenge and created one stunningly beautiful card! Here are the deets!

Challenge Description

The challenge is to create a ONE Layer Card. One Layer Only!!!!! The only exception to the one layer rule is that you can use some Paper piecing on your stamped image. Other than that, just one piece of cardstock. You can Sponge, Dab and add all the ink and embellishment that suit your fancy as long as you keep it in one layer.

Yikes! One Layer!!!! You know how tough those are for me, so I will be sharing my card later this week! Thanks as always for stopping by today! Lots of smiles!


Cathy said...


These cards are simply awesome!! tHe colors are fabulous on both. I love the butterflues and Lily (how can you not love Lily?).

Your Miss Anya card is adorable!! Super, super cute!! She will love it, I'm sure!!

Big Hugs for you and Izzy,

Tasha said...

WOW WOW WOW Janna these are amazing they are both beautiful but for different reasons. I love the butterflies on the first one they make it totally come to life and i llike the colours and simplicity of the second. Your designs always knock my socks off
love tasha xx

Danni said...

I hope poor Izzy feels better! I hate it when my kids are sick.
Thank you for being a guest designer this week, your card is amazing! I love all the flutter by's!!
Love your Miss Anya card too. You are just my hero! I wanna color and create cards like you when I grow up!

Maria said...

Hey Janna!

I think Izzy's cold has worked its way down to me. I have a cold too! Whaaaa! I'm sorry Izzy is feeling bad. . .I hope she feels better soon.

I love your card with all the butterflies. I think it's beautiful. . .the butterflies look fabulous and I feel you achieved the cascading look. . .I don't think it's too much, it looks AWESOME!! Such a gorgeous card.

Oooh, I love that Anya image. . . such gorgeous coloring. Your card looks fabulous!! I wanted to buy that stamp set but they're out of stock. I finally bought my first Anya image and posted a card of her today. I think Anya has a new fan (me!!)

Congratulations on being a guest DT at Flutter by Wednesday! Whoohoo!!


Lise Roy said...

Love all the butterfly on the first one.

Colleen Wold said...

Wow! Your cards are just gorgeous Janna! Great job!

Emily said...

Well girl, I hope your little one is on the mend. Easton is doing better but they did start him on an antibotic and give me cough med. to take at night, so you just never know, danged if you do take them in and danged if you don't!!! Easton's dr made me feel good buy saying that I totally called this one right, I love, love when Dr. agree with me :)!!! I need to try the PCP challenge, send in my samples for a long shot on the anya team (I'm going against you, do I dare try???), make a flutter by card, (I love orange and Yellow) and well this is making me want a nap, got to go!!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, seriously, these butterflies? OMG. BEAUTIFUL !!! Your card is so cute I could scream! LOVE IT!!! I am so glad we finally got to catch up today...missed ya! Can't wait to see you this weekend!

Your Anya card is adorable and I love the little fence! SO SO SUPER CUTE!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, seriously, these butterflies? OMG. BEAUTIFUL !!! Your card is so cute I could scream! LOVE IT!!! I am so glad we finally got to catch up today...missed ya! Can't wait to see you this weekend!

Your Anya card is adorable and I love the little fence! SO SO SUPER CUTE!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Love, love that beautiful Lily card with her butterfly friends! Gorgeous Janna!


Carolyn Bounds said...

What? Too much? DOn't you know you can never have to much of a beautiful thing, and your Flutterby Challenge card is *B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L*!!!! I love the cascading butterflies and the adorable Lily:o)

I also love the Anya card!!! Your coloring is magical!!! Man, how I wish I could be a smidgeon as talented as you are!!! If I can't do it, at least I can come to your blog and admire your incredibly gorgeous creations!!!

Oh! I was so mesmerized by your fabulous cards that I almost forgot to mention...I left you a little something on my blog:o)


Summerthyme Studio said...

Janna,your butterfly card is amazing!!!! I also love your Anya card ....the sketch and colours are divine!


Heather said...

Hey Janna,

You did a great job on both of these cards!!! I may have to case that Anya Card too it is so so cute!!!!

I love your coloring on Lily too!!!

Great Flutter By Card and you really used some good colors together and the DSP is great too!!!

Awesome Janna!!!!


Ann Kranitz said...


Maria Matter said...

Awww, I'm so sorry to hear Izzy isn't feeling well...we'll pray for her to feel better quickly!
Your Lily/butterfly is so pretty! I love how you arranged all the flutters on your's just right!
Fabby Miss Anya card too...groovey colors! :)
I haven't really played along with Club Anya yet though I do have a few images! You inspired me...but I guess I better check out the new challenge, huh?
Take care, Janna....squishy hugs to Izzy!
Blessings, Maria

Michelle said...

Ok there is so much in your blog I want to make sure I hit on everything. So sorry about Izzy - been there, done that and it's no fun! So hard to see our kids sick and not be able to make it all better instantly.

Your flutter by card is TOTALLY ROCKIN!!! Oh my goodness I so love this!!! Lily's wings are HOT and all those butterflies - girlfriend you rock!

Your Anya card is so pretty. I actually went to the site a week or so ago to try and purchase that girl but it was out of stock. Haven't been back since I was sick so I'll have to go take a peek...hoping to purchase my first Anya's soon :)

Not sure if I can do one layer - going to have to think about that one!

Thanks for all the well wishes for me and my family and I'm sending them right back to you!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

OMGoodness....these are both beautiful, but I am head over heals in love with that butterfly card (and I am not a fan of orange and yellow either!) The coloring on her wings, the cascade of the butterflies, the layout....this is truly amazing my friend!!!!

Debbie said...

Wowzers Janna! Your cards are both exquisite! Your colouring is beautiful and I love all the butterflies on your first card...Love them both! Debbie x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow Janna, These two cards are simply gorgeous such cute images and i love all the pretty butterflies in your first card. The colouring on both is beautiful. Hugs Nikki x

cats whiskers said...

Janna these are two very awesome cards, the butterflies are just right dear, I just adore that card and cannot wait to get my stamps, your colouring of both images is stunning. I love the Miss Anya what a perfect card for a young girl, just adore the pretty colours
Hugs jacqui x

Paula Still said...

These are the coolest cards!!! Love your coloring and layouts!! And those butterflies are so adorable! Awesome job, Janna! You definately have your mojo back LOL!

Alysabeth said...

Well I just about feel outta my chair! I'm BLOWN away with your Lily card. The pearls on the flutterby's are perfect and her wings are stunning:o)

Cassie said...

love the card for your niece!! bet she loved it too! i really liked the thin ribbons at the top - i never think to use those!

and no - there are NOT too many butterflies on that card - i bet danni agrees with me too! I think it's a great image and I love the colors!!