Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunshine and a Little Howdy!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

Hope your Mother's Day went well! Mine was so nice. I was able to relax and get some stamping time in. I even got to have a little ice cream as a special dessert! Yummo! I have to say the best part was that Izzy presented me with a gift certificate for a spa treatment!!!! Can you believe it!!! I am so, so excited! Of course Daddy had to do all the actual arrangements seeing as how she doesn't have a credit card or know how to operate the phone, but I am sure she came up with the idea all by herself! LOL!

Today, Izzy went to gymnastics again. She had the best time! She actually jumped a little bit on the trampoline instead of just marching in place. Next week they are supposed to have a little performance so the kids learned the routine today. Ummm, yeah, I think this is something mainly mommy will be doing while Izzy rolls in place! LOL! Seriously, I am not sure if I can even remember it and poor Izzy has no idea how to arch her back like a cat so it was pretty entertaining! Luckily, it will basically only be the people that are in her class so I wont' have to embarrass myself in front of a whole bunch of new people!

Well today and the rest of this week are certainly going to be bright and sunny around Club Anya! Tomorrow kicks off our first official day of sneak peeks, our Virtual Stamp Night is happening Thursday night leading up to the release and we have a Club Couture contest going on now! Wheww that is a lot of fun things happening in one place!

Since I am not allowed to officially sneak peek the rest of the May release until tomorrow, I decided to hold you over by offering up a bit of eye candy today!

Don't you love these Miss Anya'a? Can you stand it! I know I can't! I am so excited that they are going to be up for grabs on Friday! I can hardly wait to see what everyone does with them! Anywhoo, I started this card by stamping Sunshine Anya from Rain, Snow, Shine by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I added the pebbles and sand with my copic mulitliner and colored them in with my copics as well. Next I cut her out along with two shades of teal card stock using my labels 4 nesties. For the layout, I used Sketch #8 from Stamps and Smiles, and layered on orange, dark teal, and light teal card stock along with some DP from Marrakesh by Basic Grey. I threaded teal ribbon vertically and horizontally in the corner and tied on a ghost star from Heidi Swapp. I then popped off my main image and placed three orange brads in the corner. I finished off my card by threading through my sentiment which I stamped from Hope And Grace and mounted on orange card stock. I don't' know if I am 100 percent happy with this card. I just feel like it is missing something but I can't quite figure out what! LOL!

And because I just can't help myself when it comes to Anyas and Ians, I have one more little project to show you! When I saw this sketch over at Friday Sketcher's last week, I knew I had to give it a try!

Isn't this little cowgirl the cutest!!!! And the paper! I am so in love with the dark tones of this new Greeting Farm paper! It is amazing!!! OOOOOH and did you see there is going to be more!!! I can hardly wait!!! But I digress! I started this card by first stamping Wild West Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using my copics. I then cut her out along with some green and red card stock using my mega curved rectangle nestabilites. Following the sketch, I layered on brown, red and green card stock along with Sunny Glen DP from The Greeting Farm. Next I tied a ribbon across the bottom, glued on a bow and added three star brads to the corner. To complete the card, I distressed my Anya with some close to cocoa ink and a sponge and hand wrote, "Howdy" at the bottom! I just really like how the paper makes it look rustic!

Well thanks for stopping by everyone! Can't wait to see you tomorrow when we kick off the first day of sneak peeks for Club Anya! Smiles!


Michelle said...

oh Janna - it's so nice to be able to look through your blog again! Oh how I missed it!! Your first card - is just adorable! I finally ordered from the Greeting Farm a week or so ago and still haven't played with them yet. I got the frist set of Miss Anya's and can't wait to get this one!!

Your howdy card is too cute! The card would be perfect for so many different occasions! Abby saw this and kept saying "awwwwweeee that's so cute"!

~*Joni said...

JANNA! I am so sorry for being MIA. It has been such a busy few weeks which bums me out as I have had little time to visit all these wonderful fave blogs of mine. But I do OOOH and AHH over all of your creations! I love what you did with Anya, omword, that labels nestie is just perfect for her! Your coloring is so wonderful, and the beach theme is adorable. There is absolutely nothing missing from this card!!
And your Wild West Anya is so squeezable! Look at how beautifully she is colored. I swear I pop on your blog and run out of adjectives. haha! This is so perfect, I am sure you have done the sketch proud. Keep up the fabulous work Janna!

Jason Core Dumpter said...

Two great cards! The coloring is an A+ on both! Nice work!!

Riet said...

Wowww Janna,what a beautiful cards.

hugs Riet.x

Jodi said...

These are both very cute cards Janna!! You never cease to amaze us all.
Jodi =)

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Janna, both cards are stunningly beautiful and the DP you've used is gorgeous. You always have the right paper for every card you make. Hugs, Sabrina

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Janna, I'm so sorry I haven't made it to your blog in a while. Had to celebrate DD's 3rd birthday and had family in town, but oooooh how I do love your blog and these two cards are an example of what keeps me coming back for more. You are so super talent hun.

Cathy said...

Janna I love both cards!! They are so cute! I can't wait to play with the new Anya's myself. Life keeps getting in the way!!
Hugs, Cathy