Tuesday, March 31, 2009

First Comes Graduation Then Comes a Twinkling Marriage!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Hope everyone's week is going well so far. Izzy and I have quite a jam packed week in store for us. It is her birthday weekend so we are going to be running around trying to do all the last minute errands for her party. I am going to apologize in advance for being around sporadically this week. Family is coming in town so I will be cleaning the house like a mad woman! LOL!

Yesterday of course was filled with lots and lots of errands. My arm got twisted into going into Hobby Lobby, LOL, to buy ribbon and of course pick up a spellbinder die. We also went to Target to get candy for the thank you gifts. Izzy was so excited! All she talked about was going to Target! I think she just likes to ride in the cart. She calls it "Izzy's seat". I do have a funny story to share though. Izzy and I were sitting in the car, about ready to turn into the shopping center where Target is. We were stuck at the red light so I stuck my hand in the back and told her to give me kisses. She didn't say anything so I looked back in the rearview mirror and the little stinker had her hands over her eyes. I kept saying, "Where's Izzy? Where's Izzy?" She would just giggle and open her finger then shut them real quick. It was so, so funny!

Alrighty. So I bet you are wondering about my strange title. Well I have a special surprise for you today! Usually we release all the Anya and Ian stamps on the fifteenth of the month, but this month, we have a special surprise for you! Two of the six new releases will be released tomorrow on the first! No Fooling!!! How excited are you!! Marie at The Greeting Farm has two of the most adorable graduation stamps imaginable and since graduations can start as early as the beginning of May she wanted to offer the chance to all her wonderful customers to get them in enough time to create some spectacular cards!

So without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Grad Anya!!!

Isn't she the cutest!!!!! OMGoodness and there is also a Grad Ian! I am always looking for graduation stamps and these are perfect!! Like I said above Grad Anya and Grad Ian will be available in digital form starting tomorrow! The rest of the Anya and Ian release for April will be available on the 15th of the month like usual. I started this card by first printing off Grad Anya from The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I really wanted it to look like she was standing on a diploma so I curled up a piece of white paper on both ends and glued a ribbon and a gold sticker I had left over from when I was a teacher. LOL! I then layered on red and black card stock along with some DP from American Craft and finished my card off with some brads and a sentiment I printed off on my computer. I hope the graduate I give it to enjoys it!

Be sure to check out the other DT members awesome creations! You know, to wet your appetite for the release tomorrow! LOL!
Now it is also Tuesday and that means it is Twinkling Tuesday!!! Yay!! And since our fearless leader, Madelynn, is on vacation this week, we have another wonderful guest twinkie to inspire and guide us. Let me introduce you to Jameson, the 8 year old son of our dt member Rebecca! This week Jameson has an inspiration picture and story for our challenge.



Mickey is a Park Ranger working in the national forest. One day on his patrol, he hears a cry for help. He sees a beautiful girl mouse with tears on her face because she has fallen while hiking and broken her leg. The gallant Mickey comes to the rescue of the lovely Minnie, administers first aid, drives her to the hospital, waits for her to be treated and drives her home. They fall in love and the rest is history. However, a few months later, when Mickey goes to pick up his tuxedo on the morning of their wedding day, they have accidentally rented out all of the mouse-sized tuxes! So Mickey shows up anyway in his Ranger uniform. Minnie starts up the aisle and is surprised to see Mickey wearing his uniform but she doesn’t care because that is how he looked when she fell in love with him!

My Card:

I couldn't help myself. I really wanted to use a stamp with mice and I love the color scheme of red, black and green. Well of course when I saw my Cup of Stuff stamp from The Greeting Farm I knew I had a great idea for a card! Of course when I was picking out my papers for my card that got me to thinking about Christmas and I decided to participate in Maria Bell's Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge! Yay me!! I started this card by stamping the two mice from Cup of Stuff by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored them in with my copics. I drew in the log for them to sit on and the bow that I cut out and pasted on her head. Following the sketch, I layered on black, red and green card stock along with DP from American Craft and Pinecone Press. To complete the card, I added three red brads and a red ribbon with a bow. I hope you enjoy my little tribute to Mickey and Minnie!

Now it is time to check out the rest of the DT's amazing creations! And don't forget you can play along too! Just remember to leave a comment on the Twinkling Team blog and type in the keyword MTTSC16 when uploading to SCS or PCP.
Well thanks for hanging out with me today! Lots of smiles!


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janna, you never cease to amaze me, girl!!! Both cards are stunning, truly stunning. I also love your Izzy story, gotta love kids ;P. I hope you'll have a fantastic week regardless of all of the cleaning and running around.
Hugs, Sabrina

Cathy said...

These are super cute!! I love them both!!!Adorable!!!

Hugs, Cathy

Lynn Mercurio said...

You've really done a fantastic job with these projects. I just love the graduation card and they little diploma you incorporated into your layout. How very clever you are!

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, this grad card is fabulous, I love the open mouth Anyas...like she's sooo excited! Great idea to place her on the diploma Janna! Just perfect!
And those mice, your card, not the stuffed ones, are too adorable. I love how you colored them and the splendid colors & papers you used! Kudos for you drawing your own log...I love that! You're such an artist!
Cute Izzy story, it's so sweet when little ones hide by covering their eyes! LOL
Enjoy your day!
Blessings, Maria

Emily said...

Again, you totally SUCK....at nothing...I love your cards...layouts and coloring...I can't wait for my copics

Maria said...

Sorry to hear that you've been so busy and having to clean your house! LOL! Don't remind me about cleaning the house. . .I don't want to think about it!

Congratulations to Anya . . .graduating an all! You did a beautiful job coloring that sweetie!! Love the red/black color. . it stands out so beautifully!

Aww those mice looks so cute. . and so cool that you used my sketch this week! Wow! thanks for the shout out too! You did fantastic. I love how you drew in the log! What a great idea! I was thinking of what they could be sitting on and a log is perfect! Love your drawing skills!

Hope you are having a wonderful day and don't clean too much! LOL!


Danni said...

Ick, housecleaning is never fun!
Hope your sweet Izzy has a wonderful birthday!!
Love your cards but have to say that the mousie one is my fav!! Love it!!
Great job!

Riet said...

wowww Janna,what a beautiful cards,l love the image.

hugs riet.x

Darla said...

SO sweet Jana! Love it. Cute cute card.

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both cards are gorgeous Janna and I love your colouring, love the new Grad Anya, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Cassie said...

oh my janna! another amazing and creative post!! love them both - they are so bold and graphic and wonderful!!

Kimmie0270 said...

your coloring is just so beyond fabulous it looks like you cut it out of a magazine. The hair on the grad card is beyond amazing and I love your shadowing on the twinkling one!

eggette said...

Perfect-o!!! What fabulous creations! I agree with Kimmie - your colouring just flabbergasts me!! and how lucky to have mice stamps.....FUN!!

Heather said...


Wow girl you did a great job on both of these cards!!! Your coloring is so so good and your shading amazing!!! You did a great job on your paper choices to I really love them!!! Especially on the Twinkling Card!!!

Great Job Janna I really do love both of them!!!


WickedPixie said...

Janna, you are so creative! I always love what you come up with! Your Anya grad card is fantastic (so is the Cup of Stuff Twinkling Tues. card). And thanks for sharing the TT challenge story. What a wonderful way to inspire a card! I am going to have to start checking these out, these kids do an amazing job of creating these challenges!

Paula Still said...

Your cleaning your house for moi?!? I'm soooo flattered LOL!!!

You've really outdone yourself on these cards! They are so cute and your coloring is just amazing! Those mice on a log (that you drew in, at that!) is simply the sweetest!!!! Fabulous!!!

Jodi said...

Great cards Janna!! Love the way you colored your images and Anya looks so cute!!
Glad you could participate with us for the Christmas cards!
You always do such awesome work... great drawing skills too!!
Jodi =)

Heather said...

I LOVE your graduation Anya card! Fabulous job! Your TT card is super too. Your coloring is always so awesome!

Christine Riley said...

These are both so cute, I love them both. Love those little mice and your coloring of Anya is just stunning! Thanks so much for sharing :)
Hugs, Christine :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are both so beautiful Janna!! Your coloring is fabulous!!! I especially love your Mickey!! They are so cute!!

Randi said...

Gorgeous cards Janna!! The coloring is beautiful!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Super cutie-pies--both of them! Love the colors, layout & dp for them both, but those lil' mouse friends are my fave (squishy cute)!


Jacquie said...

Oh Janna!!! I LOVE your creations!!! All I can say is.....well...I have NO words!!! Imagine that!!! You are AWESOME, woman!!! Seriously!! I just LOVE seeing what you come up with!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! GEEZ!!!
Ok.....so "where's Janna"??? Haha!!! Great story!!! Hope you are well!!! Take care and I can't WAIT to see what's next!!!


Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Brilliant!!! I have these cute mice and didn't even think to use them...and that log is perfect! Love those new Anyas and your coloring is fabulous on her!!

Tasha Hickert said...

Your cards are wonderful, Janna! I love the diploma you made behind the grad Anya. And that mouse image is perfect for the challenge. As always, your fab coloring brings them to life, but your choice of pattern papers rocks as well!

Izzy is at such a fun age. Enjoy her!

Michelle said...

OMGosh! Those cards are awesome but that mice one just makes me smile and go ahhhhhh...Too CA-UTE! Great job, Janna - you are so freakin' awesome!

Tasha said...

Janna these are fantastic loe the red and black combo! The grad card is awesome - i love it!
Been a bit of a bad blogger lately sorry
love tasha xx

Tasha said...

Janna these are fantastic loe the red and black combo! The grad card is awesome - i love it!
Been a bit of a bad blogger lately sorry
love tasha xx

Rebecca Ednie said...

I am so glad someone actually used mice! and two lovey mice at that! and you used the mouse colours! WOO HOO! great card

Rebecca Ednie said...

That's so cute because minnie has a red bow on her head just like the mouse on your card. great job!

Alysabeth said...

WOW, you always blow my mind but this one is out of the park! I luv everything about it.

Becky Carafa said...

These are so darling, Janna! Love the coloring on the cup of stuff one!

Mariska said...

Oh these are both so gorgeous sweetie. Love you colouring in both so much and those images.... love them!! Gorgeous as your work always is sweetie!!


Carolyn Bounds said...

I love your Anya card, but your Twinkling card has just captivated my heart!!! I love the beautiful DP, your fabulous coloring, and the sweet little bow on Minnie's head:o) Too, too cute!!!


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