Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Twinkle, Ribbit! Twinkle, Ribbit!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Well we are house full of sickies. I am starting to feel better, I think mine is just allergies, but poor Jason and Izzy have colds. Izzy had a bad fever yesterday and was pretty grouchy but her fever has broken and now she is just exhausted. Poor baby. Jason has aches and a sore throat so he might be staying home tomorrow if he isn't better! Aww the role of a mom never ends! LOL!

Izzy did feel well enough yesterday to go to her first ever gymnastics class!! She had so much fun! I was really worried because she is usually super shy around other kids but she got along really well with them and even cried at the end when we had to leave! Of course now we have to work on leaving won't change just because you cry! LOL! She did walk on the balance beam and even stayed on. I was so surprised. Of course it is only an inch and a half off the floor and made out of thick foam but beggars can't be choosers right! The best thing was that they get little bee stamps on their hands when the class is over! Can I tell you how excited Izzy was! Now all she wants to do is go to gymnastics. Try explaining to a two year old that gymnastics is only once a week! LOL!

So today is Tuesday and you know what that means it is Twinkling Tuesday!! Miss Madelynn is such a great big sister, that she has graciously stepped aside this week to allow her brother Nick to issue our challenge! He had quite a fun one in store for us, Frogs!!!! You must use frogs (or any other critter) on your card. I guess that Nick adores anything frogs and wanted to see tons of cards made with them. So this week I brought out my trusty Greeting Farm images and whipped up a little something for him!


What do you think? Aren't the eyes on the frog too cute and the adorable way he is smiling just cracks me up! Love it!!! I started this card by first stamping the frog and fish from Down By The Pond by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored them in using my copics. Following a Mojo Monday sketch from a couple of weeks ago, I then tore strips of blue paper and adhered them to a base of white to create water. I did the same thing again on another piece, cut it out with my nesties and placed my fish on top. I mounted them on blue and green card stock to give them some depth. For my frog, I cut out a rock shape using some DP from K and Company, mounted it on some more K and Co. DP and placed my frog on top. To finish the layers of the card, I followed the sketch, layering on blue and green card stock along with the rest of the DP from K and Co. I tied a bow across the cloud paper using brown ribbon and added three green brads down the side. To complete the card I simply went out into the yard, picked up a tiny stick and tied on a little fish button so that it would look like he was fishing. The sentiment I stamped from Down By The Pond, just to add a little character. I hope Nick likes it!

Now it is time for you to participate! All you need to do is leave a comment on Madelynn's blog and type in the keyword MTTSC20 when uploading to SCS or PCP. Cassie is this week's featured stamper and her creation will amaze you as will all the other awesomely talented girls on the DT!
Thanks everyone for hanging in there with me. I am slowly (and I mean very slowly) trying to get caught up on all your wonderful creations! And don't forget the challenge running right now over at Club Anya!!! You don't want to miss your chance to win the new Miss Anyas! Smiles!

27 comments:

WickedPixie said...

Hi Janna! This is SO cute! Your coloring , as always, is awesome! I love the torn paper water look, too! Adorable card! :-) Traci

Randi said...

This is beautiful! The coloring is amazing! Love the water effect! And, the fishing poll is so cool!!

So glad you are feeling better! Take care of yourself!!

Carolina said...

So sorry to read that you're all sick...it's hit our house as well so I know what you're going through - wishing you all a quick recovery!!!

Darlin' card by the way...sick and all you managed to make another adorable creation!

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Lynn Mercurio said...

Fantastic Janna...what adorable images these are and what you have done with them is nothing short of genius! How very creative you are. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This card is FAN FREAKIN' TASTIC!!!! HOLY TALENT BATMAN!!! I cannot WAIT until Nicky comes home from school and sees this amazing creation!

I LOVE everything about it-the water, the sand, but that little fishing pole is OVER THE TOP CUTE!!! Love it!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janna, I am so sorry to hear that all of you are sick. I hope and pray that all of you are better soon!!!! To your card now. WOW, that is about all I can say. I can't get over the cuteness of this card. Hugs, Sabrina

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Heather said...

Hey Janna,

Where did you get the idea for this card???? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Great minds think alike that is what I always say!!!

You did a great job with this and in reality even though we went the same way we still went in different directions!!!

I love the torn paper look it is great and I really love your coloring amazing once again!!!

Heather

Jaspere said...

This is just incredible. How on earth do you manage to color like that? Love the layout too and the torn paper for the water is perfect.

Beth said...

This is so cute! I love these little stamps and the colours are fab! I just saw your Copic Tutorial, it's great ~ so clear and consise, I hope you'll do more....! ; ) xx

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Awesome card Janna, I love these character and your colouring, love froggies little fishing rod, Hope your are all feeling better, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Cassie said...

so, so cute! i love that little fishing pole!! you are so, so, SO creative girl!!

sorry to hear your house is under the weather! i hope ya'll feel better soon!!

Heather said...

This is totally amazing! Absolutely gorgeous. The water is terrific! I'm in awe as usual!

Jodi said...

So cute, I love that fishing pole you created for the froggie.
Hugs,
Jodi=)

Katie Cotton said...

this is super cute!!!!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Cute! I like the colors and the torn paper for the waves is awesome!

More critter cards, please!!

Darla said...

Janna, I love this card! I love the little fishing pole that mr. frog has. And the torn paper, water look is awesome. I need to try that. Great coloring like always! I just love the facial expression of this little frog. The goldfish is beautifully shaded too. GREAT Job on the challenge this week - 2 critters instead of 1! Nicky should appreciate that.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love your torn paper waves and the colourig on your fishie is fabulous!

cats whiskers said...

What a great card, love those sweet images especially the look on thats fishes faceand the papers are a perfect match
Hugs Jacqui x

Amy said...

OH! Could that frog get any cuter??? The clouds are great, the fishing rod is genious and your watercolouring is amazing!!

Teresa said...

what a fun card, great job coloring very springy feeling.

Mary(OhioMary) said...

This card is soooooo fintastic! I love how you used both the frog and the fish. The paper and color choices are perfect. Of course I can't forget the amazing coloring job.

Maria said...

Hey Janna! I'm sorry your daughter and husband is sick. I hope they feel better. I have a problem with allergies too! I dread spring because I'm constantly sneezing!

Your card is adorable and you colored those image so beautifully. I love the multi-color fish. . .very pretty! What is that frog doing fishing? LOL! He suppose to be friends with the fish!

Maria

Becky Carafa said...

Your creative genius never ceases to amaze me! Wow! I love the froggie with his fishing pole!

Mariska said...

Wow, I've been staring at your colouring for ages on this one. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the design and total look of this card too. Gorgeous!!

xxx
Mariska

Tasha said...

Hey there Janna, are you all feeling better now? How is little Izzy? Ahh it so cute that she attended gymnastics, and awesome that she walked the beam and stayed on! Explaining time to children is like talking to yourself. Millie always wants to know why she cant do it now - so i have resorted to saying its not the day fo that today! She is slowly grasping next week! lol.
We are going to Rome for a few ays next week and i asked Millie what she would like to take she ran off and came back to me with two piles of books! LOL i wonder what it is about books that our little ones like so much lol
This card is fabulous i love how you have framed the different sections and the colours are fab. I totally agree with you about the frod he is so cute and brings a smile to the old face. I have you to thank for my huge spend a TGF - i keep seeing your cards and they are so inspiring i then have to go and buy the stamps lol
love tasha xx