Friday, March 6, 2009

Birthday Balloons!!!

Happy Friday everyone!

Another week down! Can hardly believe it! How time flies!! I am feeling a lot better. thank you to all of you who sent well wishes, I really appreciate it. I am just tired now. Jason is still sick, poor thing but has been going to work. I feel so bad for him because his birthday is tomorrow. He is turning the big 30!! And supportive wife that I am, I am so excited because now I get to tease him for the next three months about how he is married to a younger woman and I am his trophy wife!!! LOL!

Well Izzy is about 80% back to normal. She feels okay and is getting around like usual but is still congested. I feel bad for her, but it sounds like it is getting better! She actually played outside pretty much all day yesterday. It was so beautiful and today is supposed to be more of the same so I hope she can get outside some more. We have a few errands to run so we will see. Yesterday she walked all around the back yard and threw sweet gumballs on the pool tarp. It makes a thunking sound every time one hits. I am sure Jason is going to be so happy to clean them all off! LOL! Here is a picture of her playing outside yesterday.

In honor of Jason's B-day tomorrow I decided to show you a birthday themed card I made. And get this!! I did not, I repeat not, use a sketch! I know! Wow! When you see it though, you'll notice that it really doesn't need a sketch, but still, it is step in the right direction, right?

Do you not love that image! So, so sweet! My good friend Jess was generous enough to let me stamp this adorable image up and take it home with me to color! As soon as I got back from my trip I had to color it up and make a card with it! I started this card by coloring Lily and Milo - Congratulations by Stampavie with my copic markers. I then cut them out along with pieces of blue, red, green and yellow card stock using my nesties. I ran the blue card stock through my swiss dots folder and the green card stock through the swirls folder. I then stamped my sentiment from an old SU! set called All Around Argyle and mounted it on my yellow card stock. For the card itself, I layered on red and blue card stock along with some DP from Basic Grey. To make them look like balloons, I cut out little tabs for the bottoms of the balloons, glued on some black thread for the strings and then tied them together with a little red bow. I liked how this turned out, but for some reason Jason said he didn't want this card for his birthday. He mentioned something about how it was too kiddish for him and that he would prefer a more grown up card. Gosh I have no idea why he would think this was more of a kids card. LOL! Oh well, guess I have to go back to the drawing board for his card!

Izzy and I are off to run some errands this morning and then to catch up on some blogs. I hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!! Smiles!


Maria said...

Hey Janna! Just doing my morning rounds!! LOL!

Wow, your card is so vibrant and stunning. I love that Rachel Ann Miller stamp. . I guess I have to buy it now. You're such an enabler! LOL!

Beautiful job coloring the image as always and it's an awesome layout! Happy Birthday to your DH. . how nice it falls on a weekend!!

Glad to hear you are feeling better but sorry that your DH is now sick. Izzy looks like she's almost back to normal. I love how kids can bounce back to normal so easily. Her pic is adorable!


Michelle said...

Glad you are feeling better. It's amazing how the sickness can zap your energy for days! Sorry that Jason is sick! The weather was gorgeous here yesterday so we played outside as well. Trying to get some fresh air in our lungs! I hope Izzy's congestion goes away soon - surely playing outside has to help!

Your bday card is great! So bright and cheery! And that Lily & Milo image is absolutely adorable. Your coloring matches the paper perfectly! I like how you embossed the ballons to really make then stand out! Love the string and ribbon - it just finishes it off perfectly!

Kimmie0270 said...

No sketch? I'm shocked. The card came out beautiful. Hopefully everyone feels better soon. Those balloons are just too cute!

Danni said...

Fun, fun card!! My hubby's bday was yesterday and he turned 31! I try not to tease him though as he LOVES to tease me as I'm 8 1/2 years older than him and this year he's having a hayday since it's my 40th bday!
Glad you are feeling better and hope everyone else gets better asap!

Emily said...

I'm gald you are feeling better and I hope everyone else get back up to 100%....Love the card and I don't think that it needs a layout, you did great, as always!! But where is the Brown???

Kristen said...

This is a GREAT card!!! I swear your coloring gets better and better by the day. Fabulous card!

Cassie said...

love it!! what a great image!! and the balloons in the background are a wonderful touch - you pay such close attention to detail - that's why your cards just SHINE!!!

sorry i haven't been by in awhile - crazy busy, you know how it is!! glad to hear that ya'll are on the mend! have a great weekend!!

Cathy said...

Hi Janna,

I'm so glad you're feeling better!! Hope Jason feels better soon and little Izzy gets her nose under control!!!

Your card is so adorable and bright! I love that image and the balloon theme is just perfect!!

Hugs, Cathy

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

This is awesome!I love how you made all of the ovals into balloons, and your coloring is amazing. Aren't the RAM images fun?!

Maria said...

Hope you're all feeling better soon. It's so crummy to be sick with colds. Love this card Janna! The colouring and the layout are fab. Have a great weekend, Maria

Jodi said...

Glad to have you back girl!! Izzy looks like she is back to her normal self! =) Cute card for Jason's b-day too!
Did you receive my package in the mail?
Jodi =)

WickedPixie said...

I am glad you are feeling better!
That is such a perfectly festive, colorful birthday card! Your coloring is fantastic as always!

Tasha said...

Janna this card is wonderful, i love the individually embossed balloons and the colours are fab. Cannot wait for you to join us on the 10th your creations are always fantastic
love tasha xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is ADORABLE! OMG I LOVE the little balloons! You did an AMAZING job coloring Lily and Milo, too!

I love the idea of putting the balloons on the string..this is too sweet!

Say happy bday to Jason for me...White Castle's on me! hee hee What does Tuxy have planned for him? Have an awesome weekend my friend!

Mariska said...

So sorry to hear your whole family hasn't been feeling well. But good to hear that at least you and Izzy are doing better now, hope Jason will feel much better real soon too. Since today is tomorrow (think about it, it makes sense :) ), a very big congratulations to him for his 30th!! I hope you have a wonderfull day together. Your card will surely bring anybody in a birthday mood. Love how you've coloured that image, very bright and colourfull as a birthday should be :). Have a wonderfull day sweetie!!


cats whiskers said...

i Dear so pleased to hear you are feeling better, Congratulations to Jason on his birthday dear.
Love tis card it is so colourful and exciting and such a fabulous image, your colouring is just to die for dear
ugs jacqui x

Heather said...

Wow Janna,

I love this card and I am so so so proud of you for not using a sketch!!! Awesome creativity here and You did an amazing job on the coloring, and the colors and making those Balloons!!

WOOOO Hoooo for you!!!


Carolina said...

Oh so glad you're feeling better Janna! Thanks for two treats today - you're adorable little one and the sweet, bright, cheery card!

Debbie said...

Hi Jann, so happy to hear you are feeling better...hope Jason is much better too! Also hope he enjoyed his birthday.
Your card is fabulous, great layout you created and the image is so sweet. I love the beautiful colours and papers so bright and cheerful. Debbie x

MJ said...

Such a fun cheerful card. I am glad to hear your are feeling better, and Izzy looks cute as ever. Tell hubby happy birthday!

Becky Carafa said...

Hope you are all feeling much better now! Love the balloons on the card, how genius!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Janna, hope everyone is feeling better!
This is such a clever idea...absolutely love it! It's colorful and happy, Lily & Milo are too cute! The embossing on the balloons looks great!
Izzy looks so cute in her little pink jacket!
Blessings, Maria

Summerthyme Studio said...

Sweet Card, beautiful Baby!!!