Friday, March 13, 2009

Club Anya Gets Wild!!!

Happy Friday everyone!

Hope everyone has had a good week! Izzy and I had a pretty good morning and early afternoon. I had a monster headache all afternoon and pretty much slept the evening away. But in the morning, we slept in a little bit, got around and got bathed then we went out to lunch with Jason!!! It was so much fun! Of course we went to California Pizza Kitchen seeing as how that is Jason's favorite place and right across from his work. I have been assured though that he is pizza'd out, but we will just see! LOL! Then we headed off to Michaels to use my coupon. I can't believe all the new stuff they have. I was like a kid in a candy store! It was so, so much fun! Of course then I laid down the rest of the afternoon, but my sweet little Izzy was so good to me and pretty much took her nap and played by herself so mommy could rest! What a good girl!

Well, onto what you have been waiting for!!! A sneak peek of the new Wild Things Set being released this Sunday by The Greeting Farm!! I am so, so excited. This new stamp set along with a new Anya, Geisha Anya in rubber and two new digital stamps will be released on Sunday at noon after our Guess that Anya Blog Hop so don't miss it!

So, when I first saw this little set of wild things I fell in love with the lion! I just couldn't help myself, his mane is so fun and whimsical and I love how the tufts of hair pointed out. Of course this reminded me of sunflowers, and for some reason that made me think of pinwheels! (I am just trying to explain my reasoning so that you don't' think my project is crazy! LOL!) So that is how I arrived at pinwheels. These little Anya and Ians fit perfectly in the center of my pinwheels and I loved the idea of making them for a kids party! Here we go!!!

Pinwheels



Lion


Bunny


Chicken


Bear


Monkey


Aren't they the cutest!!! How can you not fall in love with that lion! The set also comes with great sentiments to pair up with your creations! I started this project by stamping all five of my little wild things from Wild Things by The Greeting Farm on white card stock, colored them in with my markers and then cut them out with my nesties. I mounted them on yellow and brown card stock that I also cut out with my nesties. To create my pinwheels, I cut out squares of Heidi Grace Designs DP in 5 X 5 in. squares and followed the directions found here. Basically you cut diagonally toward the center about half way on all four corners. Then punch a hole in each corner on the left side and one in the center of your square. Grab a pencil and a thumb tack and stick the thumb tack through the holes, pulling the corners toward the center, and then placing the thumbtack through your center hole and into your pencil eraser. NOTE: If you feel that a thumbtack is too dangerous for the kiddos, simply use a brad, bunch a hole in a straw and thread it through the straw. To finish my project, I simply glued on my wild things to the center! I just love how they look like sunflowers!

Now it is time to check out the other awesome projects the DT has in store for you! Believe me, you don't want to miss them!
Well, my parents and my nieces are coming into town later today to spend the weekend with us so I guess I should go pick up the house! LOL! Actually I am really excited they are coming and so is Izzy! Oh and tomorrow marks another day of sneak peeks from The Greeting Farm so be sure not to miss it! Have a great Friday and thanks as always for stopping by! Smiles!

25 comments:

Jacquie said...

OMGOSH!!! Girl!!! You are just TOO creative!!! I LOVE these!!! That DP is GORGEOUS, of course!!! The coloring?? Fahgedaboutit!!! YOU ROCK!!! Any kid would be SUPER excited to have these at their party!!! I think the Lion is my fave!! I can't wait to see what you think of and create next!!! Hope you are well!!!

Tasha Hickert said...

Okay, wow, these are really cute. Probably because they are colored beautifully--you really are gifted in that. And they are all in that fabulous Springtime Brown collection. lol Glad you are over your headache, that can be so miserable.

PS I about fell off my chair when I read your "cute cards" comment!! Too funny. :)

Danni said...

I'm hoping that your headache is all gone and you and Izzy have a good day!!
This project is just way too cute! Totally adorable! Would be fun decorations for a kids room.
You rock!

Emily said...

Humm...now I want those too...why couldn't you make something U-L-Y???? Then I wouldn't want to buy it, Thanks a lot!!!!

Tori Wild said...

OMGoodness-- Serious cuteness here!! And of course I can't resist a set called "Wild Things" with my name! :) Super, Duper Adorable--- Totally gonna have to make some pinwheels and I'm with you that the Lion is just the cutest! (Have I mentioned CUTE? on this comment?) lol... Have a great time with your nieces!

Heather said...

Janna, these are so stinkin cute! I am just amazed at your creativity. Absolutely fabulous job with these adorable images! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

cats whiskers said...

Janna you rock hun!!!!! these are fabulous what a brilliant idea and what fab stamps these are, I lve them all
Hugs jacqui x

Maria said...

Hey Janna,

Gosh, I haven't eaten at California Pizza Kitchen for such a long time! I love their spinach artichoke dip. Yummy!!

After I picked my daughter up from school, I crashed out too. I didn't even realize I took such a long nap.

Okay, I gotta say those pinwheels are the bomb! Oh my gosh! They are way cool and those images fit perfectly. What a great sneak peek of the new stamps. . .I'm sure after seeing your projects. . .well, everyone will run to TGF and buy them. . .like I will! LOL!!

As always, your coloring is gorgeous. And those dps . . .wow, they match so beautifully with your coloring.

Thanks for sharing the instructions. It's such a fun project!!

Maria

Maria Matter said...

Hi Janna!
Pizza with your hubby and shopping at Michaels sound like a good day to me....and the resting part of course!
These Wild Things are just too cute! The lion does remind me of a sunflower, I like the bunny one, but I'm partial to bunnies! :)
Love how you explained your thought process for us...mine is usually to odd to post! The pinwheels are fabulous! Beautiful papers and your coloring is incredible! An awesome project!
Have a lovely weekend with your family!!!
blessings, Maria

WickedPixie said...

Oh, Janna, they are so cute! Adorable thing to do with them and they are colored so beautifully!

Your day sounds so fun! I love trips out that end at the craft store!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Wow! What a wonderful project!
They are all toooooo cute for words.

I will try to make some for my Grandchildren. Thank you for sharing and inspiring! You rock!

Cheers,

Dorothy

the whimsical butterfly said...

Seriously, I don't think I've seen a 3D project that I've loved as much as these guys!! I ADORE THEM! OMG! SOOO CUTE!

Just when I thought you couldn't get any more amazing, girl...wowza! Congrats on your first upcoming release w/ Team Anya...you are ROCKING it already!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Janna, you are just out of this world girl!!! When do you come up with these stunning ideas? Sorry to hear about that headache, I feel you on this one. They hang around my house way too often. Back to your creation, since you come up with all of these fun things to make here, I guess it is about time that I go ahead and order some of these Anya cuties ;P. They are just way too cute to pass up. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.
Have a great weekend,
Sabrina

Cassie said...

oh janna! these are wonderful!!! the lion is my favorite too out of the whole bunch!

and CA pizza Kitchen? wow! we can buy the frozen ones here and they are my favorite frozen pizza - i can't imagine how yummy it would taste FRESH!! so cool you got to eat lunch with Jason!!

Jodi said...

These are soooo cute Janna!! Love these!! Can't wait for them to be released!! I will so have to try these out and share them with my neice. =) She will love it!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are so cute!!! You are too creative!! I love them. Greeting Farm hit a gold mine when they chose you for the DT. Isn't Michael's Fabulous!! Their design paper selection is awesome and all the EK Success punches, embellishments.....Wow! I am going to go broke!!!

~*Joni said...

JANNA! Hold on, I need to pick myself up from off the floor. haha! This is sooo simply adorable, I am an altered personality (heehee) so you just know that I adore these 1000%! Your coloring is just so darn perfect, I would have a whole backyard full of these pinwheels in my flower beds! I can't wait to see the sneak peeks tomorrow as well as blog hop on Sunday. Eeeeee! I'm so excited! And btw, I have been meaning to tell you that I have an Izzy as well (Isiah, 10 month old DS) so it makes me smile whenever I see your DD's nickname.
love and aloha~

Heather said...

Hey Janna,

You did a great job on these and I love your pin wheels!!!

Your coloring as always is amazing and I really hate all the colors though!!! Sorry just have to be honest!!!!

Great Idea horrible colors!!! LOL!!!!!!!

I am loving all the different things you DT girls are coming up with on these cuties!!! Great Job!!!

I seriously missed you today and I find it quite rude that the two times I called you would not even pick up!!!

Seriously??? I just wanted to tell you somthing really quick did you have to ignore my call entirely???

Miss You!!!! LOL!!!

Heather

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Carolina said...

Can you help me say CUTEEEE!!! These are adorable Jana - I was on the fence about these, but not no more thanks to your adorable project with them!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

So adorable!! I love these little cuties!

Jenny said...

OMG!!!! Janna these are the cutest things I have ever seen. Very creative idea!!!

Becky Carafa said...

These are just too adorable!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh! These are the sweetest!!!!

Alysabeth said...

WOW! I just went and bought this set because of your project:o) I love love love the the pinwheels. TFS