Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Come Outside and Play!

Happy Wednesday!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far! Yesterday was actually a really beautiful day for most of the day. High of almost 80, cloudy but no rain until about 5 o'clock so Izzy and I got a lot of time to play outside. It was so, so much fun! She walked around and around the yard and then she took my hand and we made a couple of laps. Then I got the brilliant idea to rake up some of the sweet gum balls from our back yard. Um I picked up four lawn and leaf bags and am probably only about 1/3 of the way done. Of course I am sure more fell last night after the storm we had. A never ending battle. And sweet little Izzy wanted to help me pick them up. She put on my gloves and then picked each ball up one at a time to put it in the bag. The only problem was she can't really reach the top of the bag so I am the one who actually was putting them in! LOL!

Since we have been playing outside lately so much , I decided to make an outdoor themed card and project. When I saw this week's Try a New Technique challenge over at SCS I knew I had the perfect project. This week's challenge is to make a little treat purse. I decided to go ahead and make a little card to go with it so Izzy can give it to one of her little friends as a thank you after one of their play dates!

Here is the set

Here is the bag closed

Here is the bag open

Here is the little ATC thank you card

Aren't these bags the cutest!! I really think I might make these as my party favors for Izzy's party! And the SUINK play set was perfect for this little gift set! Just loved it!!! Anywhoo, I started this treat box by cutting and assembling my treat purse out of yellow card stock. Directions can be found here. I then used my Martha Stewart zig zag punch to cut out strips of blue card stock and striped DP from Me and My Big Ideas, and attached them to the inside. I stamped the sentiment from Let's Play by SUINK on the inside as well. For the outside, I stamped the two boys going down the slide, also from Let's Play on white card stock and colored them in using my copics. I then mounted it on some more striped DP and blue card stock I cut out with my nesties. To finish the purse, I added black eyelets at the top, threaded through some orange ribbon, tied a bow at the bottom and filled it up with some colorful m and m's.

For the ATC, I started out with a piece of yellow card stock and layered on blue and yellow card stock (the blue I ran through my swiss dots embossing folder) and some more striped DP. I went ahead and ran an orange ribbon around the middle. I stamped the boy on the tricycle from Let's Play by SUINK on white card stock, drew in the sidewalk with my multiliner pen and ruler and then colored it all in with my copics. To finish the card off, I popped off my image that I mounted on yellow and blue card stock and added three green bella baubles down the side! A quick and easy way to say thank you for coming over and playing!

Well that is it for me today! Don't forget it is also Watchadoin' Wednesday over at SUINK and boy is it a fun challenge! I will be sharing my challenge card with you tomorrow. And both the Club Anya and Pink Cat Studio contests are still going on, so get your projects in! Thanks as always for stopping by! I leave you today with a picture of Izzy getting ready to go to Target. I promise, she came up with this outfit on her own!



Beth said...

These are so fab and the stamps are gorgeous! How cute is Izzy?!! I love how she's holding her bag, like a celebrity going shopping! xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous card & Gift bag Janna, I love the fun images and the beautiful bright colours.
Izzy looks adorable...a perfect shopping outfit! :) Debbie x

Laura said...

OMG Janna; this is about the CUTEST thing I have seen in a long time. You did a FABULOUS job. The box and matching ATC are just perfect for your Daughter to give to a little friend and I LOVE all of the fun, bright colors you used.

Heather said...


What time is it????

You did a great job on this project!!!! I always love when people make a 3-D item and a card to go with it!!!!

I love the colors here and you really did this set proud!!!!!

Which I know means a lot to you especially this month!!!

Great idea and great job!!!


COCO said...

wo your box is very nice !!! and your Daughter very cute !!!!! fab !!
hugs coco

Danni said...

This is just too cute! and fun! Love it!
Izzy is a doll, her picture made me smile!

Amber said...

Super cute, great job!!!

Cathy said...

This is a cute bag and card!! What a sweet gift idea!

Smiles, Cathy

Jenny said...

Oh Janna...this is super cute. I love that little gift package!! What a fun little gift for someone.

Maria said...

Hey Janna! Awww, Izzy looks so adorable! She looks like she is having a good time. Such a cute picture.

Oooh, I love that cute box and how it opens up to a sentiment! What a fantastic idea! Your bag turned out beautifullly. . .love the bright happy yellow color. I'm into yellow nowadays. In the past, I hated that color on my cards but lately, I've been using them on a lot of my cards. Must be my need for sunshine! LOL!

Your matching ATC is fabulous too. . beautiful job coloring the images. . .they're pretty as always!


Jodi said...

LOVE your project Janna! You have colored it well and added your personal touch to the card. =)
TFS the cute pic of Izzy too!
Jodi =)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janna, wow, this is amazing, girl!!!! Can I come over and you teach me how to color? You never cease to amaze me what you do with your copics and any other medium you color with. GORGEOUS!!!! Izzy looks way cute in that picture too.
Hugs, Sabrina

Christi said...

OMG this is fantastic!! I love everything esp. the pic your little sweetheat!

Maria Matter said...

Hi Janna!
This little bag is adorable! Thanks for the link!
I love the playful colors you chose and the image IS perfect! A very sweet ATC to match...this set is fabulous!!! You even took the picture outside! Ya did good!
Beautiful pix of Izzy ready for shopping! Your Izzy pictures are so refreshing, she's precious Janna! I wonder if you realize how many smiles you spread throughout blogland by posting her sweet little face!
Blessings, Maria

Tasha said...

Izzy is such a cutie pie and helpful to boot.
I love these , makes the colouring and colours are fantastic funky and fun
love tasha xx

Michelle said...

Izzy is so adorable! What a fun little girl - I bet you laugh and smile A LOT!!

Can I have a play date so I can get a purse & card?!?!? They are AWESOME! SO very cute - love the swiss dots & dew drops on the atc card - honestly wouldn't have guessed it was an ATC if you didn't say! I'm so going to CASE the layout for seminar trades. They have such a WOW factor!

And your purse - well who wouldn't want to spend an afternoon playing at the playground in 80 degree weather and then receive this??? Izzy is lucky to have you as a MOM who makes AWESOME gifts and everyone is going to want to play with her cause her mom rocks!!!

Can you tell I like your purse and ATC??? I just LOVE seeing something and then it gets my mojo juices flowing - I'm ready to create. BUT not right now since it's almost 1:30AM. I better get to bed! Thanks for being such an inspiration Janna!

Anki said...

What a wonderful project. It really shines! Also - I love Izzy's outfit ;-) What will come next?? ;-) Kram - Anki

Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic take on the challenge, Jenna...and look at that fabulous coloring! I'm so impressed!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Great little bag - somehow I missed that challenge. I'll need to go back and do that one! Love the summer colors!!

And isn't Izzy just the fashion diva!? Too cute! I love her little bumble bee bag!!

Paper Is Cheaper Than Therapy said...

That little bag and card are so precious! I love the beautiful bright colors...reminds me of summer. These images are darling too. I'm loving the picture of Izzy! She's making her own unique fashion statement! Have a wonderful day tomorrow! ~ Cindy