Wednesday, January 16, 2008

LONG Post, with some Blog Bon-Bons!!!

German Phrase of the Day: Komm, lass uns tanzen. = Come, let us dance. Julia LOVES to dance. One of her favorite dancing songs is Rock Lobster by the B52's, so when my husband was surfing around looking at recent kids movies and came across THIS, well, we knew Julia would love it. Now to wait for it to show up here in Deutschland! In the meantime, she's watched the Rock Monster video several times!

I was a busy little stamper this morning. I got 5 cards made! One of them I can't share yet - it's for this week's Prettie Girls Wednesday challenge. This week, Christie challenged us to make a card with light yellow, light blue, and apricot. I'll share that card with you in 2 weeks on Jan. 30th - gotta give it time to get to it's destination first! But, if you'd like to play along, please come back and link your card here. Then, on Tuesday, Jan. 29th I'll draw a name from all of you who played along, and the winner will get a brand new NOT YET RELEASED clear art stamp set from Paper Pretties! I'll have Christie mail it directly to you! So...get creating and let me see your prettie challenge cards! on to the cards for today. First up, is the card from the December Paper Pretties MFT box. I made this one according to the wonderful directions Christie includes. She really makes it easy to get these cards done! I watercolored my chocolates from the Be Mine set using Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa, then I added a little shading to the white chocolate ones with Sahara Sand. Then, I added a little icing to the top with my white gel pen and chocolate chip marker. For the scalloping I used my corner rounder instead of scalloped scissors because...well...I like it better. Otherwise, I followed the directions to the letter.

For the second card, I used the same supplies, but I followed this week's MFT sketch challenge. I thought these supplies would make a wonderful card for that sketch, and I was right! I really love this designer paper!! For the chocolates, this time I added some diamond glaze to make them shiny. I wanted to do each chocolate individually, but it was coming out too fast. I may try again on another card!

Then the third card is the same supplies again, following Christie's directions again, except I used Sophia instead of the chocolates. Isn't she just too cute? And doesn't she look fabulous with this paper?? I so {heart} Sophia! She's almost as cute as my own little devil - er - angel! I watercolored her with my aquapainter and WWC (as usual lately!) and then flocked the teddy bear - but I was careful not to get too much flocking this time! In addition to piercing each bump of the scalloped circle, I also then added some white with my white gel pen. Looks like I have little tiny eyelets in each one, doesn't it? I think it looks cool! I finished it off with a sentiment from the MFT BE Mine set. I thought it worked perfectly with sweet Sophia and her teddy bear.

Then, the last card. Since I had all these supplies out already, I thought I'd keep going. And, they worked PERFECTLY for this week's sketch challenge over on SCS. So, the 4th card was created very quickly! I already had a stamped Sophia on some watercolor paper, so I just had to color her in, layer her on some basic black cardstock, mount her on the green cardstock, and assemble. Having all the supplies ready (and mostly cut) makes card making very fast and easy! That's one thing I LOVE about these Paper Pretty boxes!

Supplies: (all supplies from Paper Pretties unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Be Mine by My Favorite Things
CS: Bazzill Pink, and green textured cs, Prism red cardstock, designer printed paper, ultrasmooth white cs, basic black cs, watercolor paper

Palette Noir
Acc: white polka dot organdy ribbon, heart paperfasteners, aquapainter, WWC, white gel pen, paper piercer, corner rounder



  1. OMG you got 5 cards made?!?!? I'm soooo jealous!!! They are all fabulous and I'm loving that DP. I think I'll head over to the boutique and get some for myself.

  2. I also am so loving that paper. Such a beautiful rendition of these four cards.

  3. All of these cards are wonderful Jana! Oh my!

  4. I hope my PP MFT package comes soon (I keep thinking it's going to come so I have time to play on the weekend and it has yet to show up). Cute cards and LOVE the paper.

  5. All beautiful cards Jana! You definitely were in a zone today! :)

  6. fabulous cards! i love love love the DP!

  7. Jana! Once again I am loving your cards, that new PP box is so much fun, don't you agree? I saw the challenge posted to use such fun and subtle colors so I sat down and created a new card, hope you enjoy it!

  8. Hi Jana,
    I love your cards!
    Here's my colour creation- but I had such trouble with this combo that I almost didn't post it!
    I'll see if I can clear the cobwebs in time for another try, but in the meantime:
    will have to do.

  9. Here's my entry for the color challenge. What a great combination - it just screams SPRING! Thanks for the chance :)


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