Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Prettie Wednesday, Prettie Peak, and Prettie Party!

Wow, that's a lot of Prettie!! Sorry I've been missing my German Phrase of the Day...I'll get back to it next week when life is normal again. Today was hubby's birthday, so I spent the morning making his favorite meal (murtabak...YUM!) and a cake. This this afternoon, I went upstairs to rest since Julia was playing with a friend, and fell asleep - for a whole hour! What bliss. Then, had to frost the cake, do our little "birthday party" with cake and presents, then finally got into my stamp room to play.

2 weeks ago, Julie challenged us all to "Be Inspired" and link to a favorite website that inspires us, then post a card inspired by that site. One of my favorite stamping blogs (and I have MANY) is Kristina Werner's. I love her MACM videos (so does much so that now when she stamps what she calls her make a card monday cards, she even gives the explanation as she's stamping!) and I love her clean crisp style. That girl has a LOT of style!!!

And, I used Cooper...Paper Pretties newest character. Perhaps he's Sophia's little brother? Cooper will be available tomorrow night at the Prettie Party where the Prettie Girls will be stamping in their PJ's (I won't be, I'll be enjoying some R&R with my dh, ALONE!) The party starts at 8pm EST in the Prettie Forum, you won't want to miss out as Charmaine has some wonderful challenges all cooked up for us. I'm hoping to bring some stamping stuff with us so while my husband is reading or writing, perhaps I can stamp! :-)

Ok...back to my card. I stamped Cooper (from Look out World) and his sentiment with Brilliance Black ink onto Stamper's Select white, then made a mask with my handy-dandy Eclipse masking paper. I have gone on and on about how amazing this stuff is, right?? Did I mention that if you order any Paper Prettie stamps during the release party, you'll get a coupon for 25% off your next order??? What an awesome deal!!! Yet another reason not to miss out!!

Oh yeah...the card! I masked Cooper and stamped the oval from Sassy Circles under him in Going Gray to give him some grounding, then I colored him with my prismacolor pencils and blended them out with my OMS and blending stumps. For the papers, I used the SU! Simply Scrappin' kit Primary Colors. Kristina often has 2 different patterns of paper together like this, and I really like that look. The card base is Bashful Blue, and I used some Real Red wide grosgrain to finish it off. I think he's pretty darn cute, what do you think??

Oh yeah..and I promised an announcement, didn't I? Well...Julia is expecting a little brother or sister in another 6 months. Yup, I'm preggers!! Will make the whole moving halfway around the world in the next 10 weeks a little more interesting...but we're really excited here, and keeping our fingers crossed that all goes well. Considering our reproductive history (a 26 week premie, and then 2 miscarriages - 1 at 13 weeks) we're a little nervous, but every week that goes by is a good thing! I'm almost 12 weeks right now, and already starting to show. Thankfully, I left a suitcase full of maternity clothes at my sisters' house when we moved here, "just in case." They were able to bring the clothes to my when the arrived 2 weeks ago, just in time. :-)

Have a great day/night everyone, and don't forget the Prettie Party tomorrow night!!



  1. how cute! congratulations, Jana! so happy for you! take care of yourself

  2. Wow, congratulations Jana. I am so happy for you and your family. Don't overdo with all that you have ahead of you. Will you find out the sex? Take care and thanks for sharing your great news.
    Cheryl Sims

  3. I am so happy for you!! Your Cooper card is supah cute!! Good luck girl!! BTW, what's our challenge, wink!!!

  4. Love your card Jana! It's just adorable!! Congrats again!! I'm so excited for you all!! :)

  5. Jana, wonderful news! Your hubby and I share a birthday! How funny! I think he's the only person I know on my birthday! Congratulations on the little one baking quietly! Get lots of rest! :) Hashanthi


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