Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Never Ending April Fools!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

So sorry I am posting so late! Everything is finally starting to catch up with me! Yikes! Luckily Tracy is coming over tonight to help and Jason is supposed to go to the store tomorrow, so hopefully that will take some of the stress off! LOL!

Quick Izzy story and then a quick post! So today since I have been trying to get stuff done in the house, I opened up the back door and just let her roam in the back yard. Every once in awhile I will hear her crying and it is usually because her toy got stuck or Tuxy looked at her funny or something like that. Well today she has been relatively content and I haven't heard much from her at all! It was getting towards nap time and I was about to go get her and bring her in, when I heard her crying. I figured it was just like the other times so didn't rush to go get her. When I walked out though and spotted her, I found her half between the rungs of the railing that goes around the pool deck! LOL! It is at ground level and the pool is covered so there are no worries there, but she was scared because she couldn't figure out how to go forward or backwards! I mean I did feel bad for her and all (she wasn't hurt), but come on, what in the world was she doing? All I can figure out was that she was following Tuxy since that is where he goes through the railing at all the time! LOL!!!

Since it is Wednesday that means it is another installment of Wathchadoin' Wednesday over at Storage Units, Ink and More!! This week we have a really fun challenge for you! We want you to create an April Fool's card!

Create a card that fits the holiday... It could be a joke, a prank, or just plain old silly.
Another option would be to use a stamp in a uncommon way. April fools you thought
this stamp was for blank but you can also do this with it.

Alright onto my April Fools creation!! Boy did this take me way longer than I thought it would! LOL! I got the idea for this card after scanning through this week's challenges over at SCS. The Try a New Technique challenge was to create a never ending card! I immediately thought that would be so cool for an April Fool's card. You would think you were finally at the front but there was always another layer! So here is mine!

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This is so much fun to play with! I just keep flipping it over and over and over! LOL! I started this card by following the instructions found here. I found the video to be a lot easier to follow than the pictures but there is both! I used yellow card stock for my card base and then layered on brown card stock and three pieces of DP from Hobby lobby! I added lots of faux stitching to all the layers to give it some interest. For my little scenes, I stamped several of the images from the new stamp set Rain, Rain, Go Away set from Storage Units Inks and More on white card stock. This set along with two other is available for purchase now!!! I colored them all of up with copics and layered them on brown, yellow and blue card stock. To complete my card, I cut out some blue rain drops, added lots more faux stitching and glued on some big buttons! I hope my prank receivee doesn't get to discouraged! LOL!

We would love you to play along this week in our challenge. Simply type the keyword SUINKWWC34 when uploading to SCS or PCP. Now check out the rest of the DT's creations.
As I stated above, the new SUINK sets are available for purchase starting today. And in other release news, the new Grad Anya and Grad Ian digital images from The Greeting Farm are now available for purchase as well! Thanks everyone for visiting me today! Smiles!


Laura said...

Oh, HOW COOL Janna! I LOVE IT! It was worth the wait...LOL!!!

sorry to hear about Izzy. That would have scared me too, but I'm glad she's okay.

Cathy said...


I love this idea!! I'm going to have to try that! It is so cute!!! Love it!!

Glad Izzy was ok.

Hugs, Cathy

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is perfect for April Fools Day. What a great card, Janna. love images as well as the color palette you chose. Fantastic job with the challenge.

Danni said...

Wow!! What a neat idea!! Fun!

Michelle said...

WOW Janna, just too cool! It looks like it would take awhile to make but well worth it!

WickedPixie said...

Janna, that is one of the coolest cards I have ever seen! Not just the interesting folds and never-ending fronts, but I love how you made each one totally unique (and completely adorable!)!

I'm glad Izzy was ok!

Paula Still said...

What an awesome card! Love how it keeps changing with every fold. Fantastic job!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

What a wonderful card! Nice job!!

Jodi said...

What a great idea to use this kind of card for April Fool's day!!
Perfect kind of card to make for my Mom's birthday since it is on April fool's day!! I have to see when I can create it. LOL!
The sentiments and and images are so cute and perfect for the season, one of my favorite little sayings.
Jodi =)

Maria said...

I hear yah, girl. I feel the same way. . .life is catching up to me! Argggh!! Good luck with your house cleaning! LOL!

Poor Izzy getting stuck that way. I had a similar situation but I was a little older. I had stuck my head between two rods on a revolving gate (the ones that go round to go in and out) and this was at the zoo! LOL! It was horrible because people couldn't get in or out because I was stuck. I would have had to go round and round if people walked through it! I still laugh about it today!! It was my ears that caused me get stuck in the first place.

Wow, I am LOVIN" your card...I think that is the coolest card I've ever seen. No kidding. But. . .it sure looks like a lot of work and I don't have the patience. Can you make my card for me? LOL!! Awesome card, Janna!


Christine Riley said...

This is fantastic! I love the never ending card and I'm loving these images from SUINK. Thanks for sharing! :)
Hugs, Christine

Susan said...

That is so cool! You have much more patience than I do. I don't think I could ever make that card. lol!

Maria Matter said...

Janna, just love your Izzy stories!
Glad she was ok, but ya gotta wonder what went on for her to get stuck!
This card is amazing!!!! With everything you have going on, you were brave to take on such a venture! It certainly turned out fabulous! Love the colors and images too!
take care,
Blessings, Maria

Suzanne J Dean said...

So cuteeeeee! Love the new sets--great images & love how you used them! This technique scared me--wasn't sure how complicated it would be, but you did a fabby job with it!!


Riet said...

wowww Janna,what a beautiful creation.

hugs Riet.x

Emily said...

I love it...but too much work for me...

Heather said...

You have got to be kidding me. This is the coolest thing ever! You never cease to amaze me. Your creations are awesome!!!!!!

Jaspere said...

wow! Now that is some technique. I'm pretty sure I would have quit half way through *LOL*

Alysabeth said...

The never ending card:o) I luv it

Carolina said...

Janna this came out adorable!!! Such a fun set to use with this card - love the colors and your amazing coloring is just perfect as always!

cats whiskers said...

Hi Janna, wow is there no end to your talents hun, this is just super duper stunning, what a great idea. I hve just had a good look at all the ceation you have posted since my last visit, so sorry I haven't been for a couple of days they are all stunning as usual dear, hope you don't mind me not leaving a comment om all of them but have so much catching up to do
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs jacqui x

angeljakki said...

What an awesome card its so cool x

Tasha Hickert said...

Hey, Janna! I love your card. So far you're the only one who "got it" on the never-ending card by putting the images so they split at the crack. All the others I saw just had images on each panel. Of course, I only looked early in the game so there are probably more now. Anyway, yours turned out awesome and great theme for spring.

Thank you, thank you for the cool punch. I will send you some $$ as soon as I find out how much! ;)

Have a fun birthday weekend and enjoy your clean house for the few minutes that it lasts!!

Tasha said...

Hey Janna, this is FABULOUS! I think its so cute and that paper is very scrumptious!
love tasha xx

Mariska said...

Oh Janna this is so cute!! I love the papers you picked with the rainy subject and the paper piecing you've done. And boy what a project!! Love it!! I hope you lost some of the stress you were having. Have a great weekend sweetie!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

YOur card is fab Janna!! I made one of these too and I know what you mean about the time. So many details!!! I have not posted mine on my blog yet. It isn't my favorite especially for the time it took. Hope all is well!

Cassie said...

this is amazing janna! what an AWESOME creation!!! Love the way you laid it all out!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Wow, this is fabulous Janna and what an awesome design, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

HI Janna!! I hope all is well!! I left you an award on my blog!!

Amber said...

Very cool Janna!

Carolyn Bounds said...

AMAZING!!!! You have made the perfect April Fool's card...I could see myself flipping it over and over and over get the idea:o) What fun!!!! I also love the colors and the patchwork feel of it!! I don't know about anyone else, but I love to sit under my quilt and veg on the tv on cold, rainy days. All I can say is...I really, really love this wonderful card!!!!


Kristen said...

This is SOOOOO cool!