Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Life's A Beach!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!!

I hope your week started off well! It rained on and off here yesterday, but we were able to get some good outdoor time in anyway. And boy do I have an Izzy story for you! Wow! That will be at the end of my post because I want to get down to business! Today is the first day of the sneak peeks of the new Lily at the Beach set available this Thursday from Pink Cat Studio!

I don't know about you guys but I am so in the mood for some sunshine and some warm weather. Since summer is fast approaching, this set is perfect for all of those upcoming summer events!

My first project for today features the beautiful Miss Lily holding an innertube. I can not tell you how many times I walked around the lake like this and then jumped in the water! We even used to have contests to see who could get the wettest while still in their tube! Aww to be a kid again! LOL! So I present to you, Lily in an Innertube!

I seriously want to head for the water now! Doesn't she look so happy and warm! Summer come please!!! I started this card by stamping the beautiful innertube Lily from Lily At The Beach by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I stamped the innertube again, colored it, cut it out and popped it off. For the scene behind her, I drew in some sand, pebbles and sea life then colored them in with my copics. Following TECC62 by Taylored Expressions, I layered on dark pink, light pink and olive card stock along with some DP from K and Company. For the sentiment, I stamped it from the new Lily At The Beach set, colored it in and cut it out with my nesties. Hopefully this card will put a smile on the face of the person I send it to.

The second stamp I would like to sneak today is little Lily riding on a turtle! I have to tell you I adore turtles and this one is no exception! He is uber cute and little Lily with her hat just melted me when I saw it!

Tote Front

Tote Side View

Close up

Aren't they the cutest!!! Melissa really outdid herself with this one! And for some reason I just desperately wanted to create a little tote for her! When I found these little dollar ceramic planters at Target, I knew what I wanted to do! I started this tote out by first cutting two pieces of card stock 4" X 10.5" and a third piece to 4" X 11". On my 10.5" long pieces, I scored vertically at 5.5 and 7.5. For the 11" long pieces I scored horizontally at 3 and 7 and vertically at .5 and 3.5. I then folded it up and adhered it to the front and back panels I created. (A more detailed tutorial will be posted later in the week). To create the circle at the top, I ran my pieces through my cuttlebug with my nesties! And you have a simple little tote! For the decorated front, I started off by stamping Lily on the turtle from Lily At The Beach by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. Following this week's sketch for you to try over at Jen Del Muro's I layered on blue, yellow and green card stock along with DP from Stampin' Up. I tied a piece of ribbon around the middle to give it some character, filled it up with my ceramic pot and put in some confetti! I think it would be nice for a little garden party favor.

Now it is time for you to check out the rest of the DT's awesome creations and please help us welcome Tori Wild as our Guest DT this month!!! She really truly is an amazing talent!
Now for my quick Izzy story! Yesterday we went to the park with my neighbor and her kids. It was a nice little break in between the storms but unfortunately the equipment was all wet. Izzy and I were having a wonderful time just walking around when it happened! The worst thing that can possibly ever happen to a kid! SHE SAW A BUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you screaming in terror? Um, yes for some reason my daughter is terrified of bunnies! She literally threw herself on me and wouldn't unbury her face until we left the park! She even had her little hand over one eye so she wouldn't have to see it!! I felt so bad for her, but really it is pretty funny! LOL!

Well thanks for stopping by today! I will have my Twinkling post up later this afternoon! And tomorrow is another day of sneak peeks! Smiles!


Riet said...

What a beautiful card and box Janna,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Mariska said...

Wow Janna!! These are absolutely amazing. I LOVE your colouring on both!! The papers and colours on the Lily with the tube card is sooooooo gorgeous and I adore the box you've created is stunning!! Can't wait to see what you've got to show tomorrow!!


Lise Roy said...

Both are gorgeous as alway!

Love the color combo of the first one...

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

They are both fabulous Janna, I love your colouring and how Lily's inner tube matches the dp so perfectly, Such a cute little tote too, Can't wait to come back tomorrow, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Danni said...

Poor Izzy! Those darn bunnies! Bless her heart!
Love your card and project! Way too cute and your coloring is out of this world!

Maria said...

Hey Janna! Wow, awesome job on your sneak peeks!! I love the beautiful dp that you used and the layout is awesome. As always your coloring is fantastic and you drew the sand background so beuatifully!!

Awesome box. . .wow, your box would make a great gift box. I love boxes. . .especially hand made ones!! Such pretty colors . . .your Lily is so pretty!!

Sorry that it's been raining where you're at!! Hope the sun will be heading your way soon!!


Heather said...


Both of these projects are wonderful!!! I love the coloring on the turtle!!! Great Gift set too!!!

All the papers and colors go so well together and I love all the little details you added!!


Kimmie0270 said...

Janna I could seriously type "beautiful" a million times and it still wouldn't do this justice. That box is awesome and that first card is darling!

Jodi said...

Your card is very sweet!! Love pink of course!! LOL! I love the background you created for her to stand on and the popped of inner tube.
Your project turned out so well, I am not surprised!! It really could be used for a party favor. My most favorite image is of lily and the turtle!
Jodi =)

Randi said...

Janna, Janna, Janna! You constantly amaze me! Both of these projects are spectacular!! Your coloring takes these stamps to a whole other level! I adore the Lily series, and you MAKE ME WANT TO BUY THESE!! Seriously!

Bunnyphobia, eh?? That is funny. Did you read her too many Bunnicula books?!?! ;o)

Hope the sun comes out for you! Send me some of that rain. It was in the 100's here. It's NOT supposed to be that hot here!

Jenny said...

The little tote is perfect. And yes the stamp is super cute! I like you're card too! I like the buttons you used. I'm always forgetting to use buttons!

Cassie said...

oh wow!! that lily on the turtle is the CUTEST one EVER!! EVER!! Great job coloring and that tote is just fabulous!!

kadie said...

Janna, these are absolutely stunning. You coloring is ALWAYS impeccable but on top of that you really have an eye for color and matching up the perfect papers and embies. WOW!! You always amaze me and I can't wait to see what's next!

L.Nielsen (Lynda) said...

Wow Janna, these are just darling... I love these images, I just may have to go and check them out! You have me cracking up here about Izzy... I can't believe she screamed in terror about a bunny. Oh how cute, poor thing!
Give her a big kiss, she'll think they're cute soon enough! =)
Lynda =)

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my gosh!!! BOth projects are Fabulous Janna! I've been scarce lately, but I'm glad to be visiting your blog again!



Tasha said...

Oooh fabulous makes Janna The card is adorable - i so hope i win the stamps from PCS.
I love your use of buttons and the paper - its super lush.
I love the tote - i too adore turtles along with my daughter and this is just gorgeous! Great papers too
love tasha xx

Margie said...

OhMyGosh! What an adorable lil tote! Very, very cute lil image! That lil turtle is just too cute for words!!!
Lovely lil card too! I love the colors you used!
TFS your bunny story! My son use to be afraid of squirrels - and there are a billion of them around here, LOL!
Happy Tuesday :*)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh My Gosh, is right!!!!Janna, girl, you never cease to amaze me with the cool things you come up with. Love the card. I have that DP but don't use enough of it, and that little bag/tote is just too cool. Hugs, from very hot AZ, Sabrina

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulously cute Janna! The images are so adorable & I love how you've used them! The first one has the loveliest colors & dp! The turtle tote is just lotsa fun!


KanataNewf said...

Love the new Lily Stamps.

Michelle said...

scared of bunnies, huh? Not sure I've heard that before - wonder what it is that scares her?

Your Lily creations are rockin'! Each one is so cute! I'm pretty sure I'll be purchasing the sets this month!!

Becky Carafa said...

These are so darling! I LOVE the colors you used on the first one, and that tote is really great!

Maria Matter said...

Lily is just so sweet! Love what've you've done! Great coloring and papers! I definitely wanna learn to make a tote, how cool is that!

Your Izzy story is soooo funny...but, honestly have you ever REALLY looked at a bunny????
lol Thanks for the laugh Janna!
Blessings, Maria

Kristen said...

your cards and projects are definately selling me the set. I love it, and your cards are fabulous!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ok, i was starting to seriously think i was living under a rock, until I remembered I was at the vet all day with Ruby when you posted this because OMG HOW DID I MISS THIS??? These are the CUTEST projects, omg. Your Lily card is just to die for-love the pink/green and the cute buttons and that little box w/ the TURTLE??? Man, I need to get this set! You are so awesome!

LOL poor Izzy...not sure where the bunny thing came from but she DEFINITELY made it known she doesn't like it, huh? LOL...

Carolina said...

So, so cute! Love how you always have the best details!!!