Friday, May 29, 2009

Arrrrr Your Perfect!

Happy Friday everyone!

I hope your week is going well! Ours is good! Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I probably will be pretty sporadic for awhile. Jason and I have decided to try to put our house up on the market. Of course there is no telling how long it will take us to actually get it ready to sell. We are more of the big dreamer kind of people rather than the completely finishing projects kind of people! LOL! Seriously, every room in our house has been remodeled and all of them still have a few things left to do. Even the bathroom we redid a year and a half ago still needs towel bars and 1, count it 1 piece of trim still to be put up. It is the story of our lives!

Yesterday we also opened our pool finally! This always happens though. It has been pretty warm the last week or so here and yesterday when we opened it, it was pouring down rain and it only got to 70. So if anyone needs some rain and a little cooling off just let us know and we will schedule the pool to be opened! LOL!

Izzy has been super funny about it. She keeps saying, "Izzy's pool. Izzy's pool." And when we went to Target last night she told me that she needed to buy a swimsuit. Like she doesn't have a million already. I told her though that it is too cold and gross to get into now. So now she is saying, "It's grossy! It's grossy! Daddy clean it!" I have trained her well!

Well I know that I am pretty late with this and I have actually had my card done since Tuesday but I am finally getting around to publishing my Twinkling Tuesday card. Sorry Madelynn! I adore this sketch and will definitely be keeping it for the future. It kind of reminds me of stacked presents! And I love presents! So without further ado here is my Twinkling Card!

Don't you adore this sketch! I love the look of the rectangles stacked on one another. I have to say I am a little disappointed in my card though. It didn't quite turn out the way I thought it would. I had this really awesome DP with sculls and treasure chests all over it, but I could get it to show up. I think it is just that my card needs a little something. Any help would be appreciated! Anywhoo, I started this card by first stamping Pirate Anya from Matey by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I then cut her out and placed her to the side. Following Madelynn's sketch, I layered on pink and black card stock along with DP from Fancy Pants I believe. I then popped off my Anya and stamped the sentiment and hearts from Pretty Hat. To complete the card, I added pearl stickers down the side along with some pearl heart stickers in my hearts. A fun but girly card I hope!

Now check out the rest of the DT's awesome creations. They will blow you away! Our featured stamper this week is none other than Heather R.! And don't forget all you need to do is type in the keyword MTTSC24 when uploading to SCS or PCP and be sure to leave a comment on the blog so we know you played along!

In other news, SUINK will be showcasing the 5 new June sets with a sneak peek blog hop starting bright and early on June 1st. All you have to do to be eligible to win the stamps is to hop along with us and leave a comment on each designer's blog along the way. You will hop through 9 designer's blogs that will be showcasing the new sets and then finish off right here to leave your final comment telling us which stamp set is your favorite. That's it! And the whole sha-BANG can be yours.

And in Pink Cat News, this month, DT member Jodi will be hosting our card making challenge.

The challenge is to create a card using basic geometric shapes. Your card must be rectangular in shape and you must use 2 different patterned papers, one cut in the shape of a circle and the other in the shape of a square. So we have a rectangle, a circle and a square. You must also use a Pink Cat Studio stamp as the main image for the card. You can use stamps from other companies as well. So these are the minimum requirements for the card. You can add more shapes and papers as well as any embellishments you would like, so the possibilities are endless.

Date the challenge ends: Sunday May 31st, 5 pm EST

A Pink Cat Studio stamp must be used as the main stamp on the card. It is okay to use stamps from other companies as well. To be eligible for the prize you must leave a comment on this post on the Pink Cat Blog. In your comment provide a link to your card. Your card can either be displayed on your blog or in an online gallery. You may enter only 1 project for this challenge.

This contest will be judged by the design team. Since this is Jodi’s challenge, she will select her 3 favorite cards and then the DT will vote for a winner. On June 1st, the winner will be announced on the PCS blog. The winner will receive a grab bag of Pink Cat Studio stamps. Some cards from the challenge may be displayed on the PCS blog.

Thanks everyone for stopping by!!! Lots of smiles!


Dee said...

I love the colors in this and the twirly effect around her too..Great way to use the sketch. Fabulous card!

kadie said...

That pool looks soooo inviting!! How fun!
Fantastic card! I love the colors and the details and GREAT use of the sketch!! Fabulous!

Emily said...

Know I know where you've been....I heard you were thinking of moving...closer to us???? :P I think your card is not missing anything...I'm not sure what you could add, hope you can get some swimming in this weekend, it is going to be 80's here !!!!!

WickedPixie said...

Your card is adorable! And her hair just GLOWS!
I want to go swimming in your pool! But I sure don't need any rain here! After several weeks of glorious weather, it has been all gray and misty here for days! uugh! Good luck with the house sale! :-) Traci

cats whiskers said...

Great card, with fab colouring and lovely image just lurve that colour scheme have a great weekend dear
Hugs Jacqui x

Jodi said...

Very sweet Janna!! Love the pink of course! =) You did a great job with the sketch!!
Jodi =)

the whimsical butterfly said...

Pink is my second favorite color and I love it. Your card is so cute. I'm glad you liked my sketch and I will draw you another one soon. Love, Madelynn

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Gorgeous card, Janna,as usual :D:D:D!!!! Love the story about Izzy, it's too funny what kids remember. I hope you'll get your house all ready and most of all won't loose too much these days. Hugs, Sabrina

Randi said...

Janna, you should NOT be disappointed in this. It is beautiful!!
I think it's just perfect. The colors look so striking together! That DP is so cool how it frames pirate Anya!!
Don't change it! It definitely gets a first place ribbon from me, just the way it is!

Have a fantastic weekend!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Wish it was Vicki's pool and warm enough to swim here.........hehe!!! Love your sweet card!

Jacquie said...

Janna! I LOVE this card! It is PERFECT!!! I LOVE the coloring, of course! AWWW, Izzys' pool is GROSSY!!! Poor thing!! Hehe!! Do we EVER have enough bathing suits?? I wish you the best on selling your house!! You are moving to PA, right?? Hope you are well!

Take care!!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colors together. Perfect for a cute little Pirate like her!!

Debbie said...

Love her - Don't be disappointed. She's totally adorable! and your coloring is stunning as usual. The DP is so purdy and it's perfect how it frames out Anya. :)

Carolina said...

What a fun card and your pool looks yummy! Hope you have tons of fun this summer!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

You did a fantastic job with the sketch Janna! :) I'm so sorry I'm only getting around to posting a comment just now. I miss you!!! Looking forward to seeing this week's card!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh, your Anya is so darn cute. I love her in black and pink!! She sure knows what color fits her best! LOL! Love the layout. . .the layering is fantastic!!

HOpe you are doing well!


Michelle said...

Hi Janna - sorry I haven't been around much. I'm having a hard time adjusting to a summer schedule. I don't have those few hours to myself anymore and boy can I tell!!

Good luck on selling your house! I bet that's some work getting it ready. Are you moving to another city or just looking to upgrade :o)

Love seeing your fabulous creations! You are so talented and bring such inspiration to so many people!!

Amy said...

What a cute card! The colours are great and so is the layout!!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Fabulously Cute Janna--love the colors & Pirate Anya just Rocks! Love it!


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is too cute!! Love your Pirate Anya!! Love the colors!

Tasha said...

I so have to get myself a swimming pool it looks so inviting. Bless little Izzy.
Love your prate card it is awesome - loving the colours and your colouring is amazing yet again
love tasha xx