Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Have You Missed Me?

Happy Wednesday everybody!!!!

So sorry I have been gone for so long. Izzy's party really took it out of me. We were busy last week trying to get all the party prep done and then we had family in all weekend. Then Monday I babysat Melaina so yesterday was my first day of normalcy. LOL! I am not complaining though. I had the best time ever and I think Jason and Izzy did as well. She got to spend a ton of time with her grandparents and her little friends. You have never seen so many people take walks around our back yard. LOL! Every time someone walked out the back door, Izzy would walk up to them and grab there hand and say, "Take a walk?" It was so cute! Needless to say she was exhausted from all the exercise!

Her and Melaina had a great time together on Monday as well. Izzy was a little grouchy though. She was still super worn down from the weekend and was having a little bit of trouble adjusting to the regular schedule. They played with all her new toys and colored a ton. It was so so sweet. I can't believe how much they interact now! My baby is growing up!!! Wahhhhhhh!!! LOL!!!

Now a quick project to get me back in the kick of posting! This is actually a birthday card I made for my super good friend Heather! It is okay to post it now since I know she received it! I really wanted to make a card that was personal to Heather but without any brown. (If you know her you know her aversion to brown! LOL!!) We talk pretty much every day and about a month ago we both decided to get headsets so that our backs wouldn't hurt so much. So I present to you my birthday card for Heather!

Front!


Inside!


I know there is a little brown, but hey I have brown hair! I can't change that! I started this card by stamping Dress Me Anya by the Greeting farm on white card stock twice. The first time, I stamped the full Anya and the second one I masked off the hair and drew in my own. I then stamped outfits from Wardrobe #1 by The Greeting Farm on white card stocked colored them all in and assembled my girls. For the card itself I layered on black, blue, and white card stock along with some Basic Grey DP and some Bo Bunny DP. I stamped the sentiment from All About Birthdays by H and M Stamps on white card stock and added some buttons. For the headset, I cut out a headset shape from black paper (I cased this idea from my friend Jessica) and attached a piece of thread to the two so they would connect! To finish the card off I stamped the sentiment "Happy Birthday" on the inside. I am really glad Heather liked it!

Well that is it for me today! Don't forget there is a Blog Hoppin' Bash going on over at Club Anya. The deadline is Sunday April 12th and all participants are welcome. And today our team captain, Jessica has announced the awards that will be given out at the end of our bash! It is sure to be a great release! Thanks everyone for hanging in with me! Smiles!

32 comments:

Christina said...

Omg, this card is absolutely adorable. I love how you colored the hair and the addition of the headpiece which went from the front to the inside of the card. Sooo creative. Keep up the awesome work!

Debbie said...

This is fabulous Janna, beautifully coloured and put together as always. Debbie x

Heather said...

WOW! This is incredible! I love how you made it so personal! Fabulous coloring as usual! Great card!

WickedPixie said...

I am so glad you had a great Birthday party for Izzy! I think one for the greatest things in the world is seeing your children with their grandparents!

I love your card today! You are so talented and creative! The colors and papers are fabulous, your coloring is so eye-catching, and the headsets connected through the card is GENIUS! :-) Traci

~*Joni said...

Yay for a great bday party Izzy! I love the personal stories, what a wonderful way to spend her special week.
OMword, your bday card to Heather is incredible! I was already blown away by the front, but then you opened it up to show the sweet surprise on the other line! Soooo creative Janna! I am bowing down...your royal card-highness. hahaha!! And yes, we missed you!

Maria Matter said...

Yes, Janna, you were greatly missed! I'm so glad Izzy and your family had a terrific time together!
Your card is absolutely fabulous...I love the headset idea on the card and IRL!!!!
Ideas flow from your head to your hand so beautifully! Well done!
Welcome back to routine!
Blessings, Maria

Cathy said...

Hi Janna,

I'm glad Izzy had a good birthday with your family. I love your card. It is adorable!! Welcome back to the day to day!!

Danni said...

I have missed you!! So glad Izzy had a good birthday!!
Love your card, so creative! Sometime you'll have to tell me how you mask off the hair to create other hair...I just can't "get" it.
We should chat again sometime!
Hugs!

Randi said...

WOW! This is an incredibly thought out card!! You did an amazing job personalizing it. What a special card!!! And, you really are incredible with hair!!!1

Emily said...

We are both sooooo luck to have you as our friend!!! Too bad you don't live next door. I need to get a head set!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Yes, I missed you!!!!! Every time I signed in I was looking for something from Janna. I figured that you were busy with the family being there and the party. So good to hear you had a wonderful time. So now to your card. OMG is right!!!! This is such a gorgeous card. All of the detail is just amazing. That hair on both of those girls looks almost real. Way to go girl!!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Carolyn Bounds said...

This is WONDERFUL!!!! I know Heather was elated to receive this amazing creation!!! I love every beautiful detail!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Michelle said...

You FREAKIN' amaze me, girlfriend!! This Card is AWESOME - and I love how your sentiment even reflects your habit of tardiness in sending out cards. I just love the hair on the inside Anya - too flippin cute!

I've been wondering about you and am glad that you were MIA for family and celebrations and not sickness! Glad Izzy's party went well - they do grow up fast so cherish every moment!! I go next Tuesday to Kindergarten Round up...talk about wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!

Maria said...

Glad to see you back, Janna! I did miss you in blog land and your beautiful creations!! I"m glad to hear that Izzy had a fun birthday!! Birthday parties are a lot of work but so worth it to see your child smile and be so happy!!

Aww, the card you made for Heather is so pretty with lovely Anya on it! You should have added brown to persuade her that brown is actually a pretty color but it's a good thing you didn't or she would have ended up with a rash!!

As always, beautiful job coloring your image. . and I love that you worked on the inside too! The phone line thingy is so creative! LOL!!

Maria

Riet said...

wowww Jana,what a beautiful card,l love the stamp.

hugs Riet.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Glad to see you back Janna!! I missed you in blogland!! I am happy to hear that you had a great time with your daughter, family, and her little friends. Those are truly times to treasure!!

Your card is beautiful!! I love the beautiful coloring and the sentiment is fab!! You are amazing!!

Lise Roy said...

Gorgeous as always!!
Love yorr coloring, the DP, the buttons...

Jodi said...

I missed you Janna!! But, so glad to hear that Izzy had a great birthday.
I love what you did in creating this birthday card for Heather. It's great to see the inside of the card was decorated too.
Great coloring and drawing as always!!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

cats whiskers said...

Oh Wow dear this is just so stunning your colouring b lows me away, and the inside i just perfect love both the images
Thanks for your lovely comments dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What a fun design Janna and I love your colouring of these cuties, such a great sentiment too, I'm so glad Izzy had a great birthday, I know what you mean and it was Danni's yesterday and with the kids on Spring break, her getting chicken pox and all the preparations it has really thrown me. Don't think i'll be back posting now until Sunday, Have a blessed Easter, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Darla said...

What a FUN card! Coloring is great of course and such a cute idea! Very 3D effect. I'm sure Heather loved it. Smiles, Darla

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Awesome card, one of my all time favs! Everything is perfect (including the coloring, natch)!!

I can't wait to see what you do next... keep up the good work!

Lilian said...

Janna, how are you? I'm glad Izzy had a blast in her birthday! Your card is just adorable and the hair style change is just genius! Love it! Take care and HappY Easter!

Tasha Hickert said...

Hi Jana! This card is so cute and I knew exactly who it was from when Piper showed it to me even though she said "my mom wants me to show you this card she made". LOL! The headset addition is pure genius--I love how it goes through the card to connect them. And, of course, your coloring is fantastic. The hair especially with the darkened roots, you really rock the shadowing!

Tasha Hickert said...

Okay, whoops, I thought you had another post. I forgot to say I'm glad you're back! And you certainly don't need to visit my blog till you are all caught up. Heather said you had some crazy number like 700+ in your reader but I know you've been busy so won't feel slighted if you don't come around for a while! Have a great day which I hope includes some stamping time!!!

Tasha Hickert said...

Last time, I promise. I realize my comments are usually filled with typos but now I see that I left and "n" out of your name--sorry!!

Tasha said...

I love this Anya card you have made for Heather and i think its so cute how you made them look like you guys.
love tasha xx

Kristen said...

Okay, this is absoultly adorable. I can so relate to this image, I LOVE the phone. LOVE IT, LOVE IT< LOVE IT. Fab coloring!

Cassie said...

Giiiirrrrllll!
This is the most INCREDIBLE thing ever!! I know I seem to say that a lot about your stuff - but really - you just keep making the most incredible stuff!!

Bet ya'll love the headsets. I hate talking on the phone (don't hate me please *grin*) but I used to work a job that required me to be on the phone constantly. I finally convinced my boss to buy one and OH - what a difference!!

Cassie said...

p.s.
Yes - I missed you! Glad you are back!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Of course I missed you!! That card is amazing - just brilliant!! I bet Heather went nuts over this!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

OMG HOWWWWW did I MISS THIS?!?!?!?!

This is the COOLEST idea and one of the cutest Anya cards EVER! It's SO awesome...totally you and Heather w/ your headsets LOL!!!

Love the cord too...that is just too cute! You are SO creative and clever! Ay chihuaua!