Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Lesson Learned!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

I hope that you are having a good day! I am officially sick. I literally did nothing yesterday. No stamping, no reading, nothing. I laid on the couch and told Izzy to bring her books to me so we could look at the pictures. I took something like a million menthol baths and rubbed Izzy's vapo rub on my chest to loosen up the congestion. No go though. I think it is just one of those colds that is going to hang around for a couple of days.

That being said, I have a very quick and short post for you today!

As you know, today is Wednesday and that means it is Watchadoin' Wednesday over at Storage Units, Ink and More! This week's challenge is a really fun one it is to Bling It On! Basically use bling on your card! Super fun!

Okay so why am I having such a hard time! I mean I love bling, I would put it on everything if I could, but for some reason this was hard for me and I think that is because I really wanted to push my boundaries this time and create an elegant, clean and sophisticated card. I really wanted to play this week's Featured Stamper Challenge because the featured stamper Kelly_H has such a clean and elegant style that I wanted to see if I had it in me too. I picked out this absolutely stunning creation to case and then went to work.

Lesson learned! I cannot create clean, elegant cards. I don't know what it is. I tried to imitate her style but mine comes no where near to letting off the aura of sophistication that Kelly's does. Oh well. I guess I will just have to sit back and admire and be jealous of all those women who can create these stunning creations. LOL! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping the Easter basket and eggs from Some Bunny Loves You by SUINK on white card stock and colored them in using my copics. I then cut them out and layered them on some glittery polka dot paper from Doodlebug and some green card stock. Following the inspiration card's layout, I layered on blue, green and yellow card stock. I stamped the sentiment also from the Some Bunny Loves You set and then pierced my paper with my piercing tool. To complete the card I added some more bling with the blue rhinestones I attached above the sentiment. I really think that if I did this again I might emboss my yellow card stock with an embossing folder or something. Or maybe I should just stick to what I do best! LOL! Oh well, it was still fun to try!

If you would like to participate in our Bling it On Challenge simply use the keyword SUINKWWC30 when uploading your creations to PCP or SCS. Now check out the other amazing creations from the DT girls!
Thanks for hanging in there with me today. Hopefully I will be feeling better and will actually get something accomplished today! Here is a parting snapshot of Izzy! That is chocolate on her face! LOL! Smiles everyone!


Christi said...

What a sweet card and even sweeter pic!!

Michelle said...

I think your card is cute. I like your colored images. I'm sorry to hear you are sick and I do hope you feel better soon! I know it's no fun - so I'm sending some get well wishes!

BTW, Izzy is adorable :)

Maria Matter said...

Awww, sorry you're not feeling well...sending get well prayers your way!
I think this is a super sweet card!

hummmm, a chocolate Izzy...could just gobble her up! lol So sweet!
Take care Janna!
Blessings, Maria

Jodi said...

So sorry to hear you are under the weather, hope you have a speedy recovery!! In the meantime, I think your card turned out great!! It's cute and sweet! =)
Aww, the pic of Izzy is so sweet!
Jodi =)

Emily said...

The card is exaclly what you said it would be!!! I hope you get to feeling better, now my prayers are with you, don't you feel like a total waste when your sick!!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Your card is adorable, and I hope you're feeling better soon!

Maria said...

Oh Janna! I'm sorry you have a cold. I think you caught mine through the computer! LOL! You're sick and I'm now better! Hope you feel better soon!

I love your elegant card. I think it turned out clean and elegant. You should keep making more of them. I have problems with elegant cards because I can't control myself. I'm so accustomed to bright colorful cards, it's hard to stick to subtle colors! LOL!!

Beautiful job coloring the images too and you did fabulous with the challenge.

Izzy looks so adorable. Love her smile!


Heather said...


This card is jaw dropping stunning!!! I think it is the most amazing card you have ever done the colors and the coloring and the bling and those images!!!!

Oh My word I am so so so so casing this card over and over and over!!!

I love it you are such a talented royalty of stampers and I am not worthy!!!!

Amazing simply Elegance at it's best!!!!

Heather S.
(written from the insane assilem sp?)
in regards to our earlier conversation!!! LOL

Becky Carafa said...

This is such a sweet card! Sorry to hear you're sick, get well soon.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Oh, No, Janna! I hope you get better FAST!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janna, I feel for you, girl!!!! That stuff is nasty. Try to get some good night sleep. My daughter has had this thing for almost a month now. It is better a few days and comes right back. Love that card too. And the chocolate covered Izzy pic is just adorable. Don't you just love those moments?
Hugs and feel better soon,

Tasha said...

She is so beautiful

the card is gorgeous too love the clean lines
love tasha xx

Lynn Mercurio said... sorry you're feeling poorly. I sure hope you get to feeling better real soon.


Leigh O'Brien said...

Love this one, Janna...especially the little pierced lines above and below the sentiment. I'm gonna have to remember that trick!

I too have been's 2 weeks now. I'm trying to decide if I should go back to the DR or wait it out. I hope you feel better soon. Being sick really sucks!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I hope you feel better! I am sorry to hear you feel under the weather.

Beautiful Card! I love your piercing! This is a beautiful clean card!

Laura said...

This card is adorable Janna. You definitely succeeded with the elegant, clean and sophisticated card. You did great on this challenge.

MJ said...

Love this, simple is so hard, but you did a great job with it. Funny because I wanted to play that challenge too and felt exactly like you do., How do they do that, lol. Adorable picture of Izzy. She is so precious.

Cassie said...

what a great layout!! love the bling at the top and the piercing - such a nice frame for the 3 images at the bottom!