Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Pirates Twinkle Too!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Hope your week has started off well. I had a pretty good day yesterday. Izzy and I had a great time hanging out. I stamped in the morning and Izzy sat either up on the table or in the chair. She loves to pretend to color with my markers. (I don't let her take the caps off of course). I offer her crayons to color with, but she likes to color with the copics instead. She did that for quite a long time. Then she played mailman for awhile and fed all of her books through her playhouse door. Wow, what a mess. We tried going outside for awhile, but it started to sprinkle so we had to come back inside. Although this really didn't seem to bother her. I actually had to pick her up and bring her inside. I think she is more tired of winter than I am. LOL! Finally we finished the evening off by me cooking dinner!!!! I know pick yourself up off the floor. I can cook I just don't want anybody to know about it. I just despise it so much! LOL! Anywhoo as you can see, it was a really good day.

Well, as you know it is Tuesday and that means it is Twinkling Tuesday here!!! And guest what, we have another guest Twinklette this week! The fabulously talented Jack Diedrich, who just so happens to be the younger brother of our amazingly talented founder of Twinkling Tuesday, Madelynn. Jack is only six, but boy did he come up with an amazing sketch. It is such a clean, simple layout, but with the added touch of piercing. My understanding is he loves the piercing tool his mother uses so he really wanted to include that in his sketch. I hope he approves!

See what I mean? I just can't get over the talent in this family. Maybe I can move in with them and some it will rub off on me!! LOL!! Seriously though, I am just blown away by this sketch and can't wait to ue it over and over again! I started this card off by stamping the pirate Billy image from Billy Plate 1 by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored him in using my copics. I distressed the edges by sponging on some bashful blue. I then threaded through some red ribbon and tied a little tie on one side. Using my piercing tool, I went a little crazy. I not only added the piercing on the top and bottom but then I decided to sew around my two panels and pierced around them as well. I saw this awesome idea on Suzanne's blog and just couldn't wait to try it. Following the sketch, I layered on red and blue card stock along with some DP from Cosmo Cricket. To finish the card off, I stamped the sentiment on white card stock, distressed it with my sponge and bashful blue, cut it out along with a piece of blue card stock using my nesties, then popped it off under my ribbon. I really hope Jack approves of the piercing!!!

Now it is time to check out the rest of the wonderful DT's creations!! They are amazing and make sure you swing by the Twinkling Team's blog. Our guest Twinkie this week is none other than the amazing Kim! She has not been stamping for very long, but you wouldn't know it! Wow, her creations will knock your socks off. Oh and don't forget you can always play along with us, just be sure to type in the keyword MTTSC13 when uploading your card to SCS or PCP. Can't wait to see what you create!
Speaking of Twinkle Team members, the wonderfully talented and sweet Cassie sent me the most amazing RAK!!! OMGoodness I was so excited to open my mail box and see this beauty in it!! The layout and coloring are so amazing and I just love the way she used her ribbon. I wish you could see it in person, it is so beautiful. And guess what? As if this beautiful card wasn't enough, she also included two packages of spiral clips!! In fact I used one of them on my bee card yesterday. She said she saw that I was asking people where they got them and wanted to send me some!!! Can you believe it??? I seriously almost cried I was so, so touched! What an amazing person and friend!

Well that is it for me today! Pretty gloomy here but I really need to run some errands this afternoon. Thanks as always for stopping by!!! And don't forget the Club Anya Sketch Challenge and the Name that Cutie Patootie Challenge at Pink Cat! Smiles!


Cathy said...

Your pirate card is amazing!! Very cute!! That RAK is pretty awesome too!!

Have a great day with Izzy!!


The Lucky Clucker said...

I have never met a sweeter Pirate!! Love your card! And really, doesn't Izzy have great taste?!, albeit expensive with the copics....but I;m sure she deserves only the best, right??!!

Cassie said...

oh my wow!! that stitching looks aaaa-maaazing janna! what a cool accent on this cute billy card!! i loved this sketch and will probably use it again!!

you're so funny - how sweet to feature my card.

Kimmie0270 said...

So adorable! That stiching rocks!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Love the little Pirate! He's the cutest!



Sandra MacLean said...

Arrgh me matey!! What a fine lookin' card we have 'ere! Nuttin short of FABULOUS!! Can't believe you took the time to hand stitch around that card Janna!! Holey Moley you're patient! :D Great job on the sketch this week.

WickedPixie said...

Adorable card Janna! And I really enjoyed getting to know a little about you on Club Anya today (I'm having problems posting comments there for some reason - Jessica is trying to help!)
Isn't it funny how the kids always want to play with the most expensive or most inappropriate tool! (Jessica's son and the piercer, your daughter and the Copics!) My daughter, who in her 9 years has always disliked crafting has decided she loves to color Anya's as long as she can use my Prisma Markers!

Maria said...

Ooh both your cards are adorable, Janna!! Love pirate Billy! He is adorable. . .love how the rat wants the money too!! LOL! Beautiful coloring as always and love the stitchings!!

Cassie's card is beautiful too. . she did such a wonderful job coloring her image! How nice of her to send you such a beautiful card!!


Heather said...


I love your coloring here and I love the red and white and blue color scheme!!!

Your hand sewing is great!!! I went the easy faux route today!!!

Cassie's card is great too!!! TFS our cards today make me want to break out the Billy's and Lily's more!!!

Love it!!!


Christi said...

I love them both!! Adorable!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Hi Janna, I'm so sorry I haven't been to visit. Was so busy with Zoe's birthday over the weekend. Your Billy card is just fabulous and love the colours and stitching, Gorgeous colouring as always and just love Billy's cute friend, What a stunning card from your friend too, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Darla said...

Love the pirate! And the stitching is awesome! Great card - to go with a great sketch. What a talented team Madelynn has. You gals are all so talented!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzers Janna!! I love your Pirate card!! Awesome job on the sketch and the stiching is amazing. Gorgeous as always! You go girl!!!

Kristen said...

Fabulous cards. Your coloring is amazing and your designs are fab!

Jodi said...

Very cute pirate card, and great take on the sketch!! So nice to see you as the featured stamper on club anya today! That is a very pretty RAK from Cassie too!
She did a great job!
Jodi =)

Tasha Hickert said...

Yo ho an amazing card I see! I really like the big stitching, helps with the child-like look. Your coloring is, of course, fabulous and the set is perfect to use for a little boy's design.

By the way, you should win an award for "Best Comment Writer". I am serious!!! You write the sweetest and most in depth comments of anyone. The fact that you take the time to notice the details really means a lot to me (and I'm sure everyone who receives one). No pressure or anything. I just want you to know your comments are appreciated. :)

Jacquie said...

As always...you just AMAZe me with your talent!!! This card is NO exception!! I LOVE everything about it!! The colors are PERFECT!!! That sewing looks AWESOME!!! Now....why wouldn't you let Izzy use those markers with the caps OFF?? Hehe!! Just kidding!! Hope you are well!!! LOved reading all the FUN stuff about you on Club Anya today!!!

Lilian said...

Kids do the funniest things I tell you and thank you for sharing your sweet Izzy stories. Love to hear about them :) Jack and Madelynn are very talented kids!

Your card is just so sweet. Lovely coloring, color combo and the images are just darling! I do hand sewing or faux stitching instead of using the sewing machine. Too chicken to use it lol!

Cassie's card is just lovely - you're a lucky gal! Have a great day!

Sarah {SCS: Sairabee} said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the big stitching on the Billy card, and your shading on his hat is perfect!

Michelle said...

WOW your pirate card is AWESOME! Jack did an awesome job with the sketch!

And that RAK card from Cassie is too sweet! I can tell there is some shimmerz on her wings. What a soft pretty color card! AND to receive some goodies in it - well you are LUCKY!

cats whiskers said...

Oj Janna two fabby cards again I adore that cheerful pirate such great colours and th Good Luck girl well I have to love that my fav colour combo
Hugs Jacqui x

Debbie said...

Hi Janna, two beautiful cards! I couldn't choose a favourite as I love them both!...and what a brilliant sketch by Jack! Debbie x

Lise Roy said...

Your pirate card is gorgeous!
Love the colors!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, so you already know I was LOVING this card...but now Jacky is here and wants to tell you in his own words, so I type as he dictates :)

"Hi this is Jack. I LOVE the sword and the hat. I love pirates. This is my favorite card. I like the little animal on it. I like Billy. Thank you!"

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, I hear ya about cooking! Thankfully my husband is a wonderful cook! (and baker!)
You did a great job with Jack's sketch! Love these papers and stitching! Billy is colored just right and the sponging adds so much to the overall effect!
Hey, Janna, I wanted to thank you for your little info notes about which challenges are still going on..believe or not it actually helps me stay on track!
Blessings, Maria

Tasha said...

Wowzer two sensational makes love that pirate adore the colours and the ribbon. thank you for your lovely comments you are a fab blog buddy
love tasha xx

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Your twinkling pirate is brilliant!! Love that little doggie jumping for the loot! Cassie's card is super too - she's a sweetheart!!