Saturday, March 14, 2009

Club Anya is a Hoppin' and a Swingin'!!!

Happy Saturday everyone!!!

Hope you are having a great start to your weekend. My parents and my two nieces are in town so it is going to be a great one! All three girls were playing yesterday and having a grand ol' time. Izzy, who usually asks to go to bed early because she can't wait to take her bath actually was crying because she didn't want to stop playing. It was so sweet! I remember being like that with my cousins. I had two girl cousins who were 8 years older and 4 years older than me and I would follow them everywhere! It was always so much fun to tag along and I felt so grown up. I just hope Izzy has that same experience.

Well boy do I have an Izzy story to share with you today. Yesterday, Izzy and I were cleaning the house before my parents came and I had given Izzy a wipe to clean with. So she is sitting on the floor wiping off the hardwood when I look over and she is cleaning the bottom of her feet. I thought how sweet, she wants to clean her feet! What a cutie! Then, as I am watching her, I see her pick up her foot, lick the bottom and then clean it off again with her wipe!!! Yuck!!! EWWW! Gross!! Where in the world did she learn that?! Must be from her father! LOL!! So kidding Jason! But seriously! Gross and she just kept doing it!! Ahh kids, can't live with em' can't live without em'! LOL!!!

Okay so you are here for some more Club Anya and The Greeting Farm Sneak Peeks. Well today I have a digital twofer for you! That is right! Two new digital stamps will be released tomorrow after our blog hop starting at 7 a.m. CST. And boy are they cute!!!! We have a new stamp that is the cutest Easter Anya and a Baseball Ian who will put you in the mood for spring! So without further ado, here they are!!!!

First up in the Team Anya lineup is the beautiful Eater Anya! She is perfect for Easter and will be a go to favorite for this year! She has the best little expression on her face and would be great not only for Eater cards but for charms and Eater baskets as well because she is digital and can be resized to match whatever you need!!! For my take on her, I decided to use her on an Easter card.

So, I just realized I used the same paper for her as I did for my pinwheels!! LOL!! Guess I really, really like it!! I started this card off by printing the new Easter Anya by The Greeting Farm that will be released tomorrow on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I decided to use Sketch Challenge 193 at SCS for the layout. Following the sketch, I layered on brown and yellow card stock along with papers by Heidi Grace Designs. I used brown ribbon from American Craft for the ribbon and tied three bows. For the sentiment, I stamped a piece of white card stock with the sentiment from the soon to be released Wild Things and distressed the edges with a sponge and some barely banana ink. To complete the card, I added some brown pearls above and below the sentiment I cut out with my nesties. I really wanted to create a card for Easter that had more earthy tones! And lots of brown!

Now for Baseball Ian!! There is quite a story behind this card. I actually went to Archiver's looking for some awesome baseball paper. We are Cardinals fans in this house and I figured of course they would have some great Cardinals paper! And imagine how excited I was when I saw that there was going to be a Cardinals Crop coming up!!! Yay, I thought! There definitely will be cardinals paper!! Um, no! Nothing, zero, nada, zilch, insert your no word here! I was shocked. So of course I was forced to shop around the store looking for boy papers that I could use instead. I am editing out the fact that I then picked up lots of other paper. But still, no baseball paper. So I had to settle for this awesome paper instead! LOL!

As soon as I saw this week's sketch over at SCS, I knew it would work for my baseball card. The triangle piece really looked like a pennant and I couldn't wait to make my card up!! I started off by printing off Baseball Ian by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored him in using my copics. Following the sketch, I layered on dark teal, red and kraft card stock along with some DP from Three Bugs In A Rug. For the "Go Team" letters, I used my cricut machine to cut out kraft and dark teal. I placed them across the top and side of the card. To complete the look, I added three red brads down the side of my image and popped him off the back! I can't wait to give it to my neighbor's son who starts baseball practice next week!

Well I am very long winded today! Sorry, but I am so excited and had so much to share! Now go check out the rest of the DT's creations!!!! They are incredible! And make sure you stop back by tomorrow starting at 7 a.m. CST for the Guess that Anya blog hop!! It is going to be so much fun!
Lots of Smiles!!!


Emily said...

I totally love the baseball boy...can't wait to get him!!!!

KanataNewf said...

So glad to be able to get a digi Ian!!! Love your cards!

The Lucky Clucker said...

Fabulous!! Love both of these cards but I am wondering if your store had Toronto Blue Jays paper because that REALLY would have made an awesome card!! lol!!! Kidding ....both of your creations ARE awesome!!

Cathy said...

I love these!! How cute!! Love that Easter Anya!! Can't wait to get my hands on her!!

Hugs, Cathy

the whimsical butterfly said...

These are so amazing, Janna! I am just in awe of the way you can color these little characters and COMPLETELY bring them to life! You are so gifted and I can say that I got to WATCH you do that! How awesome!

I do have one more thing to say though, about baseball Ian...

Go CUBS! :D Can't wait for tomorrow! yay!

Danni said...

More wonderful, wonderful cards. I agree with Jess, your coloring just makes these come to life! Awesome job!
I got a good giggle out of Izzy licking her foot, just wait. Hehehe!

WickedPixie said...

They are both Gorgeous Janna! I love, love, love your colors on Easter Anya! And her hair is To Die For! (or dye for in my case - always trying to get a great red!) I am just starting my copic collection, what colors did you use on her hair?

Kimmie0270 said...

They're both super cute but Easter Anya is just too much!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Egads, I just placed an order & now I'll have to place another one, lol! These are too cute, and I love, love the little baseball Ian! Beautiful coloring!


Heather said...


I could have totally done without the brown, on and Easter Card??? But the Baseball card is adorable and I love your coloring on both you are both the Queen of sketches and the Queen of Coloring!!!

I love the layout on the Baseball card too and your letters are so so cool!!!

Great Job Janna!!!


Debbie said...

Two stunners again Janna, both of the images are adorable and your colouring is beautiful as always.
Enjoy your weekend. Debbie x

Jodi said...

GREAT cards Janna! I love Easter Anya and can't wait to get her on digi!! =) Your coloring is so pretty as always!! That is an awesome baseball Ian card, love the way you colored him and the words you used on the card just top it all off!!
Hope you have a great rest of the day!
Jodi =)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janna, girl, both of these cards are breathtaking!!!!! I love the the little bunny Anya and that little man baseball card, WOW!!!!! So much detail. I ENVY you, you are so talented!!!!
Hugs, Sabrina

Maria Matter said...

Awww, sounds like an awesome time with your family, what a blessing!
Loved your Izzy story today Janna...but what's the big deal, everyone licks their feet, right? At least she "cleaned" them between licks! :)
Easter Anya is wonderful, absolutely love those ears! And baseball Ian is a must have and we're not even big baseball fans! The hat is just too perfect! Your papers are fab, ya did good!
Your blog is always loaded with great info, thank you!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Blessings, Maria

Lilian said...

Hahaha! Izzy is just so funny and adorable! Love your Izzy stories.

Your cards are just so beautiful! I hope I'm on time when the release gets underway - I really want these stamps :) Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Two gorgeous cards Janna, love the cute images and your beautiful coloring and colour schemes. Hugs Nikki x

Maria said...

LOL! Maybe Izzy is imitating a cat. How cute. At least she's licking a clean feet.

It's not that you were able to spend time with your family. That must have been a lot of fun.

Gosh, those Anyas are so cute. Can't get enough of them. Your Anya card is beautiful. I would use that paper too. . .it's a very pretty dt. Beautiful job coloring that cute Anya image.

Love the layout on the Ian card. Go Ian!! LOL! Ian is a cutie too. . .love his read had. Beautiful coloring . . .as always!!


Carolina said...

I just knew you were going to rock this DT!!! thanks for such adorable treats today. Hope you have a great Sunday - hugs & smiles!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Janna - you amaze me with your coloring talent!! These are both over the top gorgeous!! I just love the colors on that Anya!!

Kit said...

great anya and ian cards :o)
your colouring skills are brilliant

Best Wishes, Kit x