Monday, March 16, 2009

I LOOOOVE Mondays!

Yes, uh-huh. You read that right. And I am not being sarcastic. I love Mondays because it's a fresh start. It's like the first quarter of a football game. It's like the season premiere of your favorite tv show, a reset button. And it's a chance to redeem yourself after a blah weekend.
With that said, I apologize for my crappy card posting this weekend. I was part of Paper Makeup Stamps blog hop yesterday and felt like I didn't do my best job with my card sample even though I had an awesome sketch to follow! It was a tough weekend with 3 of our kiddos under the weather. :( So I apologize to Katie although I know the other 20+ blogs all did awesome cards!
Since I felt so unusually grumpy yesterday, I reached for what relaxes and calms me. For some it's a cigarette or a glass of wine. For me, my scissors, glue and a bare magazine holder.
And sure enough this cheered me up! First off, look at this adorable Easter Anya from The Greeting Farm! She is available right now in digi format. Instant gratification, Marie truly understands us. Why the crazy DP? Well, when I was young I used to wonder how our neighborhood would look if we could have designs on our houses. haha! Wouldn't that be a fun street to hang out at? And so I made my daydream come true since I fell in love with this paper.
Here is the angled side view of the magazine holder. Of course the Spring flag was a must! So many of our houses have theirs up already, despite our ongoing 30* weather. Ugh.

Here is a close-up of Anya. I flocked her ears just because it told me to. haha!

And here's Mr. Owl from TGF's Forest Friends set. He even stayed up to watch the egg hunt. :D
And on the other side of the magazine holder is a window with a mini little Easter Anya being sneaky and trying to peek. teehee! There's also a mailbox and tufts of grass with not so subtle hidden eggs.

As you can tell, I am in a much better mood now. So good, in fact, that you MUST come back on Wednesday for some very exciting stuff. ;)
You want some hints? There's a true story and a little bit about me that you'll find out about.
Here's another hint: It has something to do with today's post.
And one final hint: I know that whenever you feel blah or in a rut, the best thing you can do is to give to others. See? I am already smiling from ear to ear! Hope to see you then!
My question of the day: What color and patterned prints would your house have? Mine would be a light shade of orange with flowers and polka dots.
Have a wonderful Monday (and that's an order)!
*Love and Aloha*


xiumaiyuki said...

Joni, you never cease to amaze me! This is another fabulous project! My Gosh, can I just borrow your creative brain for one day? I'm just at awe at everything little details you have going for it from the cute, new Anya to that cute little owl...amazing! I can't wait to come back on Wednesday!

Oh, we finally went to Target over the weekend. It was so great!!! Had to remind myself I'm still in Hawaii. lolz... :0)

Denise said...

Your creations are just amazing. Love what you did.

Melissa Craig said...

Good morning! Oh she's so happy!! And yes, I am talking about you. I am so glad that you found your happy again.

The magazine holder is lovely! I love all the colors, it's so Spring-y. Just looking at it makes me smile ear to ear.

My house would be a light shade of purple with white polka dots and scenes from favorite books.

Rachel said...

Awesome. as usual!

Sheri Gilson said...

Jones~another great creation! Just love the new Anya!!!

My house would have to be pink and have polka dots!

Jessica Diedrich said...

This is amazing Joni! Love your spring scene here and awesome that you added the little Owly...I LOVE him!

Another beautiful it !

Carolina said...

What an adorable project - you have done amazing creations with Anya and they brighten my day when you create new ones. I'm so there with you, giving to others always seems to make me feel better.

As for your question - my house would be for sure Shabby the crisp of white with touches of colors here and there. And seeing distressed items mixed in with new always makes me feel like I'm home. But married to my sweet dear surfer hubby, that will never happen - LOL!

Have a great week - hugs & smiles!

Tracy.H said...

LOVE IT!!! I love how you flocked her ears! I am gonna have to try one now! :0)

The Schmidts said...

Ah, Joni! We got our orders! We are heading to Leavenworth this summer. Wish it was a tad bit closer to you. Jeff comes home tomorrow finally. So this boy can finally come. lol. hey are you on facebook?

Becky said...

Joni I do not know you you come up with such gorgeous creations..:) And this is just stunning. Thanks for the infor on coloring :)

Steph Bailiff said...

Joni, this blog is fantastic! I didn't know you had this going on. You are so talented. I can't even begin .... your creations are so special. I'm so excited to have found you here!!

Ann said...

Joni, your altered stuff is the cutest!

Tammy said...

POP ...did you hear that...That's you hitting it out of the park again!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I love that you added a tree and the owl form the Forrest Friends set....Love that she's peeking out of the window....Love the the fuzzy ears...It's a Good Thing!

Anonymous said...

Just awesome. My favorite so far (and I loved the others!)

Susan said...

I love this!!!! You are so talented. Way cute!! I love how she is peeking out the window!!

And I love your new profile photo. You hot Momma!

Janna said...

Oh Joni this is amazing!!! Wow, wow, wow! Completely blown away! I am loveing this magazine holders! The papers are amazing and I love the scene you created with the owls and anyas and the little spring flag! You pay so much attention to detail!!! Wow! Sorry to hear the kiddos were sick! That is just the worst! Hope they get better real soon!

I have to say if I covered my house in dP it would have to be blue and brown damask! i jsut love the elgance and the beautiful color combo!


Alison Anderson said...

I love the flocked ears!! Super cute!

Robin said...

This is adorable, Joni!! thanks so much for entering it in the mini challenge at TPE!!