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!