Sunday, May 10, 2009

Anya's Jumping Through Hoops and Ian's Putting Out Some Fires!

Happy Sunday and a very Happy Mother's Day to Everyone!!!

Jason, Izzy and I have a pretty busy day planned for today. We are going to do some yard work, craft a little bit, and then maybe go to the park. The day looks like it is going to be a beautiful one so I hope we make it!

I had a really exciting day yesterday. I drove up to Bloomington, IL and met my good friend Jess!!! OMGoodness the place we met at was unbelievable! It is called The Keepsake Element and I am telling you it is like walking into a salon! It was simply gorgeous inside and the tables were huge!!! But the best part was the staff members were so wonderful and friendly and the prices were really good on all the stuff! We will definitely be meeting there more often!!

Izzy was quite the busy little bee yesterday with Daddy while I was gone. They went shopping for plants, watched a little baseball and did a whole bunch of gardening. When she woke up this morning I thought she would be elated to see me since I was gone all day yesterday. Nope! All I got was a quick hug, an "I missed you too!" and then "I want Daddy!" Nothing like that to tell you Happy Mother's Day, huh? LOL!

Well I have two quick projects to share with you today to kick off this week's Anya and Club Anya festivities! No, I am not sneak peeking yet! That will come on Tuesday, but I wanted to share something to kind of get you in the mood! So first up I have a little card that I gave to Jess's wonderful daughter Madelynn who is always providing me with incredible sketches just when I need them!! I am telling you, I would jump through any kind of hoops for one of her sketches as will Anya! Thank you so much Madelynn!

How can you resist this adorable clip in her hair!!! It is just the greatest! I started off my card by first stamping Anya and the elephant from Showtime by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I then cut both of them out and set them to the side. To create my card base, I layered on black, yellow and red card stock along with DP from Making Memories. I then used some black ribbon and tied it across the middle. For the film strip, I cut out a piece of black card stock and used my new binder punch to create the edges. I printed off my sentiment on white card stock and divided it into three panels. I then attached my Anya and elephant (which I placed on a little stool I created out of DP and black card stock). I finished my card off by attaching star buttons to the corners and round buttons to the sentiment. The hoop was created by using two nesties, one inside each other! I really hope that Madelynn likes it!

For my second card, I really felt like poor Ian needed a little love so I created a card just for him! Of course he is one hot guy and seems to be putting fires out everywhere! And here he is in his uniform!

That hat is the cutest!!!! Oh my and with summer coming up, a fireman would be endless amounts of fun! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping Rescue Ian by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored him in using my copics. I then cut him out with my nesties along with a green piece of paper and a red piece of paper. I created the card base by layering on yellow, green and red card stock along with my brand new Sunny Glen DP from The Greeting Farm!!! This stuff is fantastic!!! I finished up my card by running two pieces of yellow ribbon around the card and tying on a sentiment I stamped using some alpha stamps from Michaels. I then added the two square brads to the side! I think this would make a fun card maybe for a BBQ invite or for the rambunctious boys in your life!

Well thanks everyone for hanging out with me today! Don't' forget all the exciting stuff going on now over at Club Anya! We have contests galore, sneak peeks starting and a VSN night!!!! How excited are you!!! Can't wait to see everyone there! Smiles!


Danni said...

Oh I've missed you!!
How fun that you got to meet Jess! I'm a tad jealous, I'd love to meet both of you!
Gorgeous, out of this world, cards!! you so rock!

Maria said...

Wow, Janna!! Two simply gorgeous cards. Your coloring is impecable and so beautiful. I love how the colors on the images matches so beautifully with the dp!! The circus card is fantastic and you do Ian proud! You showed him off so nicely.

How to have hung out with your friends!! It's awesome that you are able to get together!!


Randi said...

These are both amazing Janna! I love how your creative brain works! That Showtime layout is incredible!
Gorgeous coloring! Love the green you used for Ian. And the little fire tag is so cute!

Hope you are having a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Riet said...

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

Hugs Riet.x

WickedPixie said...

You have got to be kidding me! WOW! It doesn't get any better than this! Janna, I LOVE these cards! Your ideas, your layouts, your paper and color choices, your coloring...just WOW! :-) Traci

kadie said...

stunning stunning stunning...but I would expect nothing else. :) You're Fab!

Michelle said...

You are so freakin' talented - that jump through the hoop card is AMAZING!! It looks like it took you some time! I know it would take me FOREVER but WOW so worth it...absolutely stunning!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Wow! I love the colors you chose for the cards and the coloring is incredible!

Hope you have a happy Mother's Day!

Cassie said...

what they all said!! *grin*