Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

German Phrase of the Day: Ich kann mich nicht erinnern. = I cannot remember. No mom...this isn't a reflection of your age...just happened to be on the phrase calendar for today - which when you think about it is kind of funny! ;-)

Ok, so I promised you all my 2 color challenge cards today. The first one I made is cute, but I LOVEY the second one!!

For this first one, I water colored the little giraffe with barely banana first, then added some marigold morning to his spots. I stamped the little oval (punched rubber with my small oval punch) with creamy caramel stamped off a couple of times first. Of course I also masked him, but it honestly doesn't look like I did...oh well!

I had him mostly put together but couldn't figure out where to put the sentiment or how to add the caramel...and then decided I could combine the two, and that's how the layout was born.

For this second card, since I had had winobella for a week and she still hadn't touched ink, I was feeling a little bad! I knew I wanted to paper piece her dress, and wanted a paper with the banana color...which is why I chose the Sarah DSP. And of course with red as one of the colors she had to be drinking a nice Zin. I miss Zin soooooo much!!! Eventually I'll get some again. Darn that my favorite grape has to be a new world one!

Oh yeah...and don't you LOVE her pearls?? I found those at Pipoos! Gotta get back there soon! The sentiment was stamped with my new Karen Foster snap stamps...THANKS Michelle! Today I'll have to make Mom a Bday card with my new Basic Grey paper! Yum!!!

Supplies (all supplies Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Bundle of Joy
Paper: Barely Banana, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Real Red, Marigold Morning
Accessories: HPH, Red Gingham

Stamps: Winobella, Paisley Background, Karen Foster snap stamps
Paper: Barely Banana, Real Red, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Sarah DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Barely Banana, Real Red, Old Olive, ruby red
Accessories: Red Grosgrain, Caramel gingham, aquapainter



  1. Both cards are great, love the paper piecing and the pearls just make the outfit.

  2. The baby card is so soft and adorable looking. The Bella card is awesome! I love the strand of pearls that you added to her.


  3. Great cards - especially love the Bella! The saying on your new t-shirt is too funny - we also need one that says "Australia is not near Germany" because you wouldn't believe how many times I've had people thinking Australia is in Europe!

  4. Great cards Jana!! Happy Birthday to your mom too! Hope she had a great day!


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