Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Hoppy Easter and America's Game!

Happy Saturday everyone!

We have a torrential downpour going on right now. So, so yucky. Jason was really hoping he would get some gardening done outside but I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon! Poor thing is just going to have to wait until tomorrow. It is not too bad though. Izzy and Jason have been having a really good time together. They cooked breakfast and wandered around the house. She is always so, so excited to have her Daddy at home. Of course since Daddy is at home she has been begging him to give Tuxy a bath. I think Jason has almost given in, but every once in awhile I do still hear, "If you want Tuxy to take a bath Izzy, just stick him outside!" LOL! Here is a picture though of her enjoying the outside the other day!

Well I have two projects to share with you today! I have been having a great time playing with my digi images from The Greeting Farm. You know how much I love them. It is just so awesome that you can manipulate their shape or layout!

My first card for today is a card I made for Easter. (Told you I was stocking up!) I really like the pastel colors of Easter and decorating eggs so I decided to include that theme into my card. I used last week's Sketch For You To Try by Jen Del Muro for the layout.

Isn't Anya so sweet hopping along the bunny trail? I just love the look of joy on her face! Too, too cute!! Anywhoo, I started this card by printing off Easter Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Following Jen's sketch, I layered on teal and lavender card stock along with some DP from Making Memories. I created my sentiment with some teal, lavender and white card stock I stamped with an alphabet set I got at Michaels for a dollar and some butterfly brads my mom got for me! I finished my card off by tying on three ribbons using some perfect plum ribbon from Papertrey and added a teal prima flower with a felt button and ribbon on the side! I am so mad at myself though for not getting more of those felt buttons! I just love, love, love them!

My second card I want to share today is kind of special and one that I really like. That usually doesn't happen because I have these grand ideas for cards in my head but it seems like they never turn out the way I want them too! But this card came pretty darn close. I have been wanting to make a Cubs Vs. Cardinals card ever since I first saw Baseball Ian. Here in St. Louis the Cubs are our number 1 rival. Cubs games are always sold out and super hard to get tickets too! Well Jason is really getting excited for opening day on April 6th and I really wanted to make him a card that would get him even more in the mood for some baseball! So without further ado, here is my Cubs vs. Cardinals card!

The sentiment on the inside will say, Completely, Useless, By, September! Get it, spells Cubs! LOL! Sorry all you Cubs fans! Do you recognize the layout? It is the first sketch challenge over on the Club Anya site! I couldn't resist, the two circles screamed baseballs to me! I started this card off by printing off two Baseball Ians by The Greeting Farm, one of which I flipped in my photo editing software, and colored them in with my copics. For the emblems on their hats, I simply printed off the logos on the computer and cut them out and pasted them on. Then, following the sketch, I layered on white, red and blue card stock along with paper from Creative Imaginations. To create the baseballs, I simply cut out a circle, cut it in half and added red "stitches" with my red pen. To complete my card, I added my two players, printed off my sentiment and placed it on a ribbon tag I cut out with my nesties, laced some blue ribbon through it and placed two star buttons in the corners! Jason really liked it and I am so glad!!!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today! Hope the weather is much better wherever you are! Oh and I am such a horrible friend. I forgot to say that yesterday was my amazing friend Heather's birthday so make sure you swing by and give her some birthday greetings! Smiles!


joey said...

Hiya Janna, the weather here is on and off rain, all dull and dreary. I saw you baseball card on the clubanya blog, it is so awesome, I love love it, I keep looking at it lol, the colour intensity you have got is fantastic. Love the colour combo on your easter card.

Paula Still said...

I just love your Anya bunny! Great colors and coloring! Totally eggdorable!!

And your Ian baseball card is a "home run"!! It's one of my favorites! Great job on both!!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Hun these are just so awesome, your colouring is magnificant and the layout of both perfect. The Little Eastr Anya is so pretty and that color scheme perfect. Anth The baseball boys are simply mind blowng
Hugs Jacqui x

Emily said...

YOu SUCK!!! I'm sooooooo jealous of your baseball card it totally ROCKS!!!!!!!

Dawn said...

These cards are adorable - love the colours and designs

Colleen Wold said... your little Anya card is just the colors and the big flower....but WOWZA on your Baseball Ian card!!! It's awesome! Your coloring is beautiful and what a fun and creative way to tailor Baseball Ian to your fave team and it's rival. For the record...I am not a Cubs fan...Go White Sox! LOL!

MJ said...

These cards are fabulous. I especially love the baseball one. What a superb job you did on the coloring. Such fun details!

Cathy said...

So, So cute. I love them both!! Great colors and just super cute!!

Hugs, Cathy

Danni said...

More totally cute cards! Love the first one, so clever with the ribbon!! Second one is nice, just I'm not a sports person, but I love the card.
Izzy is as cute as ever. Is that a doll stroller? it looks like one Belle has.

Maria said...

Hey Janna! I'm sorry to hear that it's been raining on your end of the world!! It's sometimes nice when it rains. . I love hanging out watching movies and the fireplace on when it rains.

Love both your cards. As always your cards are very creative with beautiful color combos and especially your beautiful coloring!!

Izzy is adorable in the picture!!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend, raining and all!


Summerthyme Studio said...

You are so talented Janna, I love everything that you do!



Maria Matter said...

Our weather's been dreary, damp and chilly, I know spring was here just a few days ago, but it's no where in sight today!
Izzy looks so cute outside with her bee!
Your Anya card is adorable Janna! Such a fun face and who could resist those ears, I didn't know she was a digital! Cool!
This baseball card is gorgeous!!!! Awesome coloring. This is brilliant, the whole idea and using baseballs on the sketch, perfect!! You rock lady!!!!
Hope your Sunday is filled with rainbows, sunshine and butterflies!
Blessings, Maria

Riet said...

wowww Janna,what a beautiful card ,l love the image and papers.

hugs Riet.x

Jodi said...

This baseball card is so well done!! I love that you flipped the image to create the other player. So cute and clever as always! Great job with the coloring too!
Jodi =)

Heather said...

Janna both of your cards for Saturday are totally cute!!!

I love the colors you choose and I love the coloring your coloring gets more and more amazing every day!!! You got the gift girl!!!

Great job and I so enjoy seeing all of your creations!!!


Mariska said...

Oh boy Janna, I think this is one of the most amazing colouring jobs I've ever seen!! I love how you coloured the caps, they are so lifelike!! Stunning card, the colours fit the American theme perfectly.


Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about the rain - but at least it isn't snow like some cities are getting! I just love Easter Anya - too cute! Your colors are perfect for Easter and I love that her ears are purple and blue. I'm so going to CASE your coloring on this one!

Your baseball card makes me laugh. I have a friend who is a die hard cubs fan so this is too funny! I know I've said this before but your coloring is out of this world. I love how the hat appears faded in areas - like it's well loved and worn a lot!

WickedPixie said...

Jana, Wow! And again - WOW! That baseball card is out of this world! Your coloring is unbelievable on it! Your Easter Anya is also fantastic and adorable - I love how you used the ribbon!

WickedPixie said...

Oops! I meant JanNa! Sorry!

Beth said...

This is gorgeous and your colouring is awesome! xx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

These ROCK!!! I can't believe you added the red stitching by hand - it's perfect....wait, yes I can believe it you are amazing!!!!

Tasha said...

Lol little Izzy looks so cute!
Your two cards are Fabulous! Love the baseball one - those Anyas and Ians are awesome Stamps but you always make them really come alive - fantastic colouring and layouts
love tasha xx

Cassie said...

this may be my most favorite card you've ever done janna!! i love - LOVE - baseball. great use of the sketch and great idea to flip the image!! makes me miss my baby brother playing ball!

Carolyn Bounds said...

Your Easter card is beyond adorable!!! I just wanna give her a great, big hug:o) I love the soft colors and the beautiful DP. What a darling!!!

Now, your baseball card is out-of-the ballpark FABULOUS!!!! As always, your coloring is phenomenal!!! I keep waiting for you to arrive in NC and give me some lessons;o) Every detail in this card is sheer perfection!!! I am totally in awe and completely in love with this awesome creation!!! You definitely hit a grand slam with this one!!!


Kristen said...

OMG!!!!! This card is amazing. I am in awh at how cool this is. Girl, you rocked this. I do have to say one thing though GO RED SOXs!