Monday, April 13, 2009

It's Showtime! And a Little Bit of Wild Twinkling!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Well yesterday was one of those horribly dreary days where all you want to do is sleep and lay around and do nothing! Seriously it was hard to get out of bed! It was either raining or simply cold and cloudy. Even Izzy was tired pretty much all day long! Poor baby, but good for me as we both cuddled for half an hour when she first woke up!

Well my sweet daughter has learned a new phrase (thanks Aunt Tracy) that she repeats constantly! Now every time I turn around she is looking and saying, "How 'bout that!" OMGoodness it is so hard to keep a straight face. Literally she was feeding Tuxy her crackers and apples yesterday afternoon, and when he accidentally dropped one on the floor she said, "How 'bout that?" It was too cute! Oh and she did the absolute sweetest thing yesterday! Usually she goes down for her afternoon nap around 2 and sleeps for a couple of hours. Well around 12:30 she came up and asked, "Daddy home soon?" So I looked at her and told her that he would be home after she woke up from her nap. So she looked at me for a minute and then said, "Izzy night, night." So I asked her if she wanted to go to bed and she said, "please!" How cute! She just loves her daddy so much!

As I said above, it is showtime at The Greeting Farm! Are you excited!!! Weren't yesterday's sneak peeks just amazing? I mean the DT girls rocked the sets! Well today it is time to sneak peek the newest Anya set called It's Showtime! And let me tell you it is the cutest set ever! Are your ready?!



What did I tell you! Isn't Anya as the circus master the cutest! So, so adorable! And there are some great accessories and sentiments as well! I started this card by cutting out a popcorn container shape in red and white card stock. I then scalloped the edge with my fiskars punch and cut the red card stock into strips. I adhered the strips onto the front of the card so that it would look like the front of a popcorn container, then adhered my second sheet of white card stock to the back to create a pouch for my card to slide into. To decorate the front of my card, I stamped ringmaster Anya from It's Showtime by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics and a gold glitter pen. Next I cut her out and adhered her to the bottom. To create the whip in her hand, I cut out a small strip of black card stock and then attached some more black scrappers floss (Thanks Michelle!). The tickets were made by cutting out red strips of card stock, using my slot punch on the ends and adhering them to black card stock. I stamped the sentiment and stars from It's Showtime in blue and black ink then drew in the numbers. For the insert, I cut out pieces of white and black card stock slightly smaller than the inside of my container but longer so that I would have something to attach my popcorn too. I then punched out lots of yellow flowers with a flower punch I have had forever, placed them around the top and then added a lot of glitter. I just think this would make a really fun birthday card!

Now it is time to check out the rest of the DT girls amazing creations!
Today I have an extra special bonus for you! Since it is Tuesday and that means it is Twinkling Tuesday, I decided I couldn't resist using some more of my Greeting Farm images for this challenge! Madelynn has really come up with a doozy of a sketch for all of us and I couldn't resist playing along.



Peeking Out

As you can see I am really into these concept cards! LOL! I decided to fudge a little on the layout and use the branches of a tree for the bands and my Wild Things images for the stamps! I started this card by stamping the lion, the bear and the chicken from Wild Things by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored them in using my copics. I then cut them out and placed them to the side. For my card base, I layered on green and brown card stock along with some DP from Stampin' UP. I then free handed a tree trunk shape, added some brown lines for bark and a hole, then sponged over everything with some chocolate chip ink to give it some distressing. I cut a slit in the bottom of my hole and place the lion inside. The branches were done the same way as the trunk with two of them being attached to the page and the other two left free so I could make them swing. For those two branches, I simply attached my Wild Things, punched a hole in them and then ran a brad through the center so that they could swing. I placed the tree trunk on pop dots so that the branches could swing freely. I then completed my tree by adding some extra thinner branches and leaves I cut out with my nesties. For the rest of the card, I simply added three brads in the corner, printed out a sentiment on the computer, cut it out with my nesties and then attached it to my card. I think I might give this to my mom for Mother's day! LOL!

We would love for you to play along with us this week! Simply add the keyword MTTSC18 when uploading to SCS or PCP and be sure to add a comment to Madelynn's blog as well! Now check out the rest of the DT's creations!
Well I guess I am pretty long winded today! Can you wait for the release tomorrow? I can't! I am so, so excited and the blog hop is going to be awesome!!! Thanks as always for stopping by! Smiles!


Riet said...

what a gorgeous cards Janna,l love the image.

hugs Riet.x

Heather said...

Janna, your cards always blow my mind. You are crazy talented and I love seeing your creations! Great job!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Two great cards... how 'bout that!

Both are very creative and look amazing! Keep up the good work!!

Becky Carafa said...

Cute story, I was cracking up! And your concept cards are just amazing!

Colleen Wold said...

WOW! Your cards today are amazing! I absolutely love that popcorn card! How creative....and just look at that deliciously glittered popcorn! Your wild things card is adorable as well! Love the scene you created with the tree...and how creative to spin a tree out of that sketch!

~*Joni said...

Okay seriously Janna? I think I'm going to give up crafting. LOL! I come to your blog and I am speechless every single time. :D What can I say that hasn't already been said? Your popcorn card is just brilliant! It would make an awesome movie night invite or bday party invite! I LOVE IT! Your details are what sets you apart from the rest. It's Showtime looks like it will be the most incredible set, I can't wait to see it tomorrow!
And your Wild Things? OMGosh Janna! Your take on the sketch is just adorable! I love how they are peeking out of the branches. So perfect, I want to live in their forest. :D Once again Queen Janna, I bow down - I am not worthy!! haha! (BTW, LOVE your Izzy stories! She's too darn cute!)

Tasha said...

WOW Janna wow wow wow i love the sneak peak it rocks - so so awesome! Also love the twinkling tuesday card those cute little image are gorgeous - you make me want to spend more at the greeting farm lol
love tasha xx

Danni said...

Wow!! That sneak peek is just the cutest....and so clever!! You rock!
And look at all those cutie wild things for Twinkling Tuesday! Awesome!!
Wonderful, wonderful job!

Emily said...

I love the whip, what a great idea, I'd use bigger words but I can't spell them :P Hopefully I can 3 way you and Heather tomorrow though my to do list keeps growing!! I also love the tree card, they are too cute for words, what a great spring card!!!

WickedPixie said...

OMGoodness! How, How do you come up with these fabulous ideas!? I know you can't give me an answer to that but I am in AWE! And then on top of great ideas you are so talented that you execute them beautifully too! I tell you, it's just not fair! Just Kidding! I can't wait to see what you do next! :-) Traci

Jodi said...

These are amazing cards! Love the cute set with Anya as the ring master and how you used her on that cute cute card!! Your take on the sketch is an adorable card that your mom will just love!!
These are so awesome!
Jodi =)

Jenny said...

I LOVE the popcorn box!! Cute idea!! Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. You can read my blog for the reason why.

Kimmie0270 said...

These two cards are beyond awesome! You've blown me away. That popcorn box ROCKS!

Cassie said...!!!!!!!!

I'm just in awe Janna!!! These are incredible!! I saw the popcorn box at the Club Anya blog and it's just amazing!!! Are you and Heather eating some sort of creativity chocolate???

And the tree - to die for!! I don't know how you come up with this stuff sometimes!!! But I always know I'm in for a treat when I stop by!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh my gosh!!!! Janna!! Words don't even describe this amazing creation!! How clever are you?! Well, I always knew you were way back when I first noticed your cards. Your creativity stood out beyond anything on SCS, but you're REALLY taking it to a new level since joining the Club Anya DT!! Just fabulous Janna! See you tomorrow night on the blog hop ((hugs))

Christi said...

OMG Janna! That popcorn card is so OMG!!! I love your Twinkling card as well but that popcorn one really steals the show! You rock!

Tasha Hickert said...

Okay, the wild things card is really cute. I love how you let the branches be wild over the edges of the card.

BUT, that circus Anya card stole the show--definitely the center ring! Love the "flower" popcorn, what a great idea. You do realize, I hope, that with your awesomeness at coloring and creating that you will never, ever get off that DT! ;)

Darla said...

I love how you interpreted this sketch! what an imagination you have. Such a cute card! The sneak peak is so fun! You are very talented, Janna. And I love the popcorn card. Gives me a new idea of what to do with those puffy flower shapes! Turn them into popcorn. Great job....

Tori Wild said...

OMGosh Janna-- You are so Stinkin' Creative!! LOVE the flower card turned into a popcorn box and Izzy sounds just like my Gabby with her little stories. Too cute! I still want to get that Wild Things set-- I mean I really don't have a choice with my name-- It's a MUST have! :) Have a great night!

Debbie said...

Amazing cards as always Janna your work is always full of inspirational ideas!
I love everything about your cards, the designs the image the colours...just fabulous! Debbie x

Rebecca Ednie said...

Really fun cards. I love cards with moving parts! For a while, I thought your popcorn card was the TT card and I was thinking 'girl, you lost it if you think that resembles the sketch'! So glad it wasn't LOL hehe. The tree does resemble the sketch so all is well. Great cards!

Maria Matter said...

OMGosh, these are both awesome!!!!
I just love visiting you!
That popcorn is tooo perfect!!! And your Twinkie project is adorable and so creative!
Pure eye candy Janna!
Blessings, Maria

Maria said...

Hey Janna! I'm sorry you've been feeling sleepy and tired. Sometimes I feel that way especially when it's cold outside. I just want to tuck myself under a blanket! LOL!

Wow, girl you've been busy!! I love both your cards. . .just gorgeous as always. That popcorn sure looks delicious . . .perfect for the Showtime Anya!! Beautiful coloring as always.

I just received the Wild Things set and your card is so inspirational. . .I just want to ink up my stamps!! Your card is awesome!! I love the idea of concept style of cards!!


Michelle said...

You know I'm a huge fan of yours but I got to tell you that popcorn card is ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!!! You are so freakin' talented you blow me away! I love this - I could totally see using it for invitations. And Anya well hellooooo she's ADORABLE!! Awesome projects, love them all!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fantastically cute & clever--I love it!


Heather said...

Didn't know if you knew I am wondering where in the world you are and why you have not called me yet??? Just wanted to make sure you know I am wondering!!!

Now this card was simply Genious I love what you did with it and though I could use a lot less brown on any project I love the tree idea and the cute images. This card is what made me order Wild things last night!!!

Great Job Janna!!!


Heather said...

Ooops forgot to comment on the Circus Card.

It is probably because I am so distracted and disoriented because you have not called me yet today!!!

I love the Pop out card so so so super creative and see girl you can create cards without sketches!!! See you are getting Pretty good at it!!!

I love the way you colored the circus girl this is my favorite so far of all the DT cards using this set!!!

Hey did you know I am wondering where you are and why you have not called me yet???


MJ said...

Both of these cards are great but I really love the popcorn one. Brilliant.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Your twinkie card is adorable, but man oh man - that popcorn card is just brilliant!!! THat's the coolest thing I've seen in a long time!!

kadie said...

Where DO your ideas come from?? You constantly impress and amaze me! Janna, you are a true gift to the craft world!! :)