Monday, April 20, 2009

I Jinxed Her and Some Flutterings!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

I hope everyone had a really great weekend! It has been incredibly nasty here! Basically raining all weekend and doing not much else! Poor Izzy keeps wanting to go outside or to the park but it definitely didn't happen this weekend. It pretty much rained the whole time and Jason even had to get out the pump to pump off the water from the cover of the pool since it had rained so much! Of course the minute he stepped outside, Izzy was putting on her shoes to go with him! LOL!

And speaking of Izzy, I painted her fingernails for the first time on Saturday! My baby is becoming a little girl! It was actually quite amusing. She loves when I clip her fingernails but will only let me clip one at a time. I can't seem to get her to stand still long enough. Well yesterday evening she came up to me and asked me for the clippers. Since it had only been a couple of days since I last clipped them, I really didn't have anything to do. I asked her if she wanted me to paint them instead. She of course said please and I was off to hunt down the one bottle of nail polish I own. Because I have never painted her fingernails, I decided to show her what would happen on one of mine. I painted my index finger then told her to give me her hand. The second I pulled the wand out to paint hers, she says, "Ketchup! Ketchup!" It was all I could do not to laugh. Then I painted all her nails and we blew on them until they dried. She was beaming from ear to ear so I told her to go show Daddy. Of course Daddy smiled and ohhed and ahhed over them (it was only later I found out that he was sad because she looked so big, lol!). Then she turns to me and says, "Paper towel? Wash your hands?" Uh, she obviously didn't get the concept that the nail polish stays on. I had to do the rest of my fingers in order to convince her the polish was okay, but she still walked around with her hands out in front of her for the rest of the evening! LOL!!! Ahhh, girls!

Like I said above there wasn't much to do outside this weekend so I was able to get a lot of stamping done inside!! Oh I was so excited!! In fact, I was even able to get a video tutorial completed and posted over at Club Anya!! It is my first copic tutorial and yes I do know I look like a big goober in the first frame! LOL! Now I present to you the finished creation of my tutorial piece. I decided to play along in this week's The Case of The Curious Card Contest over at The Greeting Farm blog! I mean how could I not. My wonderful friend and Club Anya leader, Jessica is the creator of the beautiful card being cased!!!!

I of course couldn't stop at just casing her card! I had to incorporate pink and butterflies, two of her favorite things!! I started my card by stamping Flutter Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I added lots of sparkle gel pen to make her really shine!!! Following Jess's layout, I layered on brown, light pink and dark pink card stock along with DP from SEI and Bo Bunny. I added a pink and brown stripped ribbon to the top and popped off my image. To finish the card off, I added lots of rhinestone stickers in swirl patterns to make it look like fairy dust! I hope you like it Jess!!!!

My second project for today is to make up for the jinx I placed on my good friend Melissa. I posted a couple weeks ago a gift set I was making for her to give at her baby shower. I was just so, so sure she was going to have a girl so I made this set. Well, you all were right. I jinxed her. I just found out that they are having a boy!!! I am so sorry Melissa! LOL! Actually her and her husband are ecstatic, and can hardly wait for September! So to make up for my snafu, I present to you a thank you card set for a boy!

Gift Set

Card Box holder


I liked the gift set idea so much that I decided to simply switch up the paper and images and stick with the basic concept and layout. I started the set by creating my card box out of brown and green card stock along with some DP from Basic Grey. A complete tutorial can be found here. I then stamped the baby, shirt, and bear hat from Dress Up Sweet Pea from Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored him in using my copics. To change the bear hat into an owl (Melissa's theme for the nursery is owls), I simply masked off the ears then drew in the circles around the eyes, the feathers at the side and the mask on the face. For the tag on the box, I stamped, "Boy" from Sweet Pea Plate 2 on his shirt and "Thanks" from Kiki Kitty down the side. I then mounted it on brown and green card stock I cut out with my nesties and attached it to my box with a brown stitched ribbon. For the card, I followed the same procedure to create my little boy as I did for the tag and mounted it on brown and green card stock along with the same DP from Basic Grey. A cuttlebugged a piece of brown card stock with my herringbone embossing folder and then attached a brown and white polka dot ribbon across the middle. I completed the card with two brown buttons and a green one up in the corner. I can only hope this makes up for my jinx!

Well thanks everyone for hanging out with me today!! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the first day of Pink Cat sneak peeks! Smiles!


Michelle said...

Sorry about all the rain but at least you got a lot of stamping done!! I just love the butterfly Anya card - your coloring is beautiful! I always enjoy seeing what neat projects you are going to post! How fun is your PCS gift set - I'm digging the brown and green color combo!

Love the Izzy story - I felt that way about Abby when she first wore jeans. I thought she looked like a big girl - she wore cute dresses and pants and putting on jeans made her seem so grown up.

I can't wait to see the PCS sneek peaks - I'll definitely be back tomorrow!!!

Heather said...

Mad, Mad, Mad!!!!!!!!!!!!

Randi said...

Janna, your tutorial on Club Anya was great!! You're such a doll! I saw no gooberness at all. ;o) Love your cards as always! Your gift sets are such a great idea!

Riet said...

wowww Janna,what a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.

hugs riet.x

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Wonderful projects! Love the colors and the coloring! Can't wait for the PC sneaks!!

Heather said...

All of these projects are fabulous. I love the Anya (and your tutorial was fabulous btw) and the baby gift set is just adorable!

Margie said...

OhMyGosh! What an adorable lil box set!!! So cute! I love the colors you used!
...and your Anya card is so pretty! TFS the tutorial :*)

Maria Matter said...

Hi Janna!

Love the Izzy story! Reminds me of my little princess who is now
13, eek! Time flies!
Flutter Anya is too cute, love the way you used the gems!!
Your boy gift set is absolutely fantastic, the color combo is wonderful...I am so inspired now to make a green/brown card! You did a fabulous job on turning the bear to an are so magical!!!! Hope your weather clears up. We had a beautiful wknd but the wind and rain are here today and the forecast says it will last for a few days, no outside fun here!
Blessings, Maria

Danni said...

Very cute Izzy story. I havent' painted Belle's nails in a while, I should do that soon. She looks like a true princess then. Hehehe, if princesses are covered in dirt and sand.
Love your Flutter By Anya card. So pretty!
And awesome gift set, sorry you jinxed her, hehe!

Emily said...

Thank you for you Izzy stories, I look forward to reading them!!! It is amazing what they think and say!! Of course, your cards are wonderful and I can't wait to see your video, maybe Heather and I should have a drink and pretend that we are coloring at your house!!!

Maria said...

Hey Janna! When I was pregnant to my daughter, everyone thought I would have a boy and at my shower bought me "boy" stuff. My daughter had to wear boy clothes for about 3 months! LOL!

I love your baby set! Wow, all of them are beautiful and you worked so hard it looks like. The colors are perfect and you colored the images so beautifully!

Your flutter Anya is so pretty. . .especially, with your beautiful coloring. The pink/brown combo is awesome. . I love the combo. The added rhinestones are fantastic. Such a beautiful card as always!


Kimmie0270 said...

That Anya is to die for and that Sweet Pea is just too cute! LOVE your stuff!

Tori Wild said...

I HAVE to get that Anya stamp-- LOVE the butterfly and hair!! I ADORE the baby PCS card set too--- everytime I see your cards with that set, I HAVE to have it even though I know I really don't "need" any baby sets!! :)

I painted Gabby's nails the other day as well-- and she thought she was REALLY big stuff with her shiny pink nails. Girls are SO much fun!

the whimsical butterfly said...

LOL what is Heather's beef now? ha ha ha I think I know ;) Lots of BEAUTIFUL brown/pink and brown/green color combos...she must be dying LOL!!!

Ok, seriously, not only am I honored to be CASED in the first place but this card...OH MY! The Flutter Anya is GORGEOUS-love the pink hair, the amazing way you colored her (as always!) and the beautiful papers and rhinestones. It's such a beautiful card!

I LOVE this little set too and the way you colored the baby! You just amaze me over and over again and yet I can't stop saying that! LOVE the little buttons in the corner too-they are such a cute touch!

Oh, when I called you from Joann btw I failed to tell you that as soon as I got off the phone I went by the paper punches and they have one-guess what it's called? A TISKET A TASKET. I thought someone was messing with me...darn you, my friend! LOL!!!

WickedPixie said...

OH MY! Janna, that gift set is incredible! It's sweet and adorable and also so sophisticated! I really, really love it!
I love your story about Izzy and her fingernails! My nine year old came home from a sleepover this weekend with the nails on one hand and foot painted florescent orange and the other hand and foot florescent green! For a minute I thought I was back in the 80's! :-) Traci

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

OHHHHH MY GOODNESS Janna, I just LOVE these little baby cards... Those images are the cutest.... And your coloring... OH TO DIE FOR... I just loved your tutorial, I hope you do lots more of them!
Big Hugs
Lynda =)

Mariska said...

These are both brilliant Janna. I'm so glad your friend is having a boy after all because this set may even be more gorgeous then the first set you did *LOL*. Gorgeous paper combo and the owl hat is just brilliant, you are so creative girl :). And as for the gorgeous little butterfly, I already told you I loved her and the way your coloured her this time is just stunning again. Brown and pink is just such a gorgeous combo... stunning sweetie!! Can't wait to see your cards for the Pink Cat Studio release, get hem up here already :).


Tasha said...

Janna both the card and gift set are stunning. The flutterby Anya card is gorgeous loving the colours and bling and what a cute set you created with the sweat pea set they are all awesome
love tasha xx

Rosette said...

These are soooo stinkin cute!!! :) lol you could squeeze that babe alright!! :) Your colouring is amazing Janna :)

Rosette said...

These are soooo stinkin cute!!! :) lol you could squeeze that babe alright!! :) Your colouring is amazing Janna :)