Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Jacksonbelle Tuesday


Where does the time go? It's Tuesday once again and that means time for another Jacksonbelle Embellishment Design Team Challenge. This week is a color challenge that is one of my all time favorites- I guess it should be 'cause I got to choose this month- teeheehee. The colors I picked are Real Red, Bashful Blue and Black. We would love to have you play with us! If you do, use JBE009 in your keycode on SCS when you upload. That way we can see all of your beautiful cards! Be sure to visit the other JE DT blogs and see what awesome creations they have made with this color combo.
Now a few details about my card. From the first time I saw this Inka flower stamp at JBE, I was completely intrigued by it. Whether it took me back to my childhood playing with a Spirograph (did I just age myself) or just the fun whimsy of it, it was a stamp that I new eventually I would have to have. I would consider it with every order, putting it aside for things I "needed" until finally one day, I just said "for goodness sakes, it is less than 6.00, go ahead and get it," thus my little Daisy Blossom stamp came to live with me. Now we won't mention that I've had it for many weeks and this is the first time it has seen ink- just knowing it was in the drawer with all my other Inka stamps made me happy! This evening I inked it up with Momento Tuxedo Black ink and stamped it one Bashful Blue cs. I cut it out with a circle Nestie then matted it with Black cs cut out of a scalloped circle Nestie. The center is a little white brad my American Craft. The little ladybugs are from Inkas Patterned Bugs set. I stamp "her" first in black and cut it out, then repeated this step in Real Red only cutting her body out this time. I then adhered the red body to the black image with a glue dot. Everything else is pretty self-explanetory. I'm pretty critical of my work and it is rare that I say this but I absolutely love this card! Oh my goodness, I didn't drop over dead and the world didn't end when I said that!!!! Maybe I should practice liking my creations a bit more!!!

Now, bits and pieces of news:
Lindsey has tons of things going on over at JBE!!! She has added more items to her clearance section and oh my, you have just got to check it out! Over the weekend, she added a company to the store, October Afternoon! She started with about 10 different styles of double sided PP and 4 different acrylic stamp sets. I am so... glad that I got my order placed because one of my "must have" stamp sets is already sold out and the other "must have" only has 2 left! We are keeping our fingers crossed that the wood mounted holiday stamps from Inkadinkado will arrive sometime tomorrow and the acrylic holiday sets sometime mid-July. Wasn't that nice of them to spread it out so it wouldn't be so much out-of-pocket at one time- teeheehee. If you would like a peak at these awesome stamps check it out here. Finally, be sure to check out the JBE store blog for the details of our next ATC SWAP. I will be the hostess once again and have some fun and prizes planned to go along with a Summer themed SWAP. It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!

Bug Hugs recipe:

Stamps: Flower stamp,Lady bug (Patterned Bugs) both by Inkadinkado, sentiment Lizzie Anne Designs
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Bashful Blue, DSP- Summer Picnic
Ink: Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: American Craft brads, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fiskers border punch, May Arts ribbon, Hero Arts rhinestones



11 comments:

Rose Ann said...

Oh my....I love everything about this one, Beth!! The colors and LO are wonderful!! I love the scallops and super cute ladybugs too!! Awesome, girl!!

Kisa Peters said...

Love the card! Great layout and of course I love the colors! ACK! I missed the memo on Lindsey getting more stuff tomorrow!! I just placed an order today....and holy smokes..I don't even remember what I got! I guess that means I can place another order tomorrow, right?!?

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

This is soooooo sweet! I just LOVE the layout!! You chose an awesome color combo! I hope I can finish mine today!!

broni said...

Oh, Beth, this card is wonderful!!! I love the scalloped edge and the ladybugs are just darling!!!

Elizebeth said...

This is soooooo stinkin CUTE! I love the little ladybugs!!!!!

{stampininthesun} said...

I LOVE this card...great layout...love the 3 flowers across and the tiny ladybugs are so sweet!

Lila H said...

Oh!!!! You nailed this challenge!!! I love your design and those scallops!!!

CAKVD said...

Oh, the bugs are too cute! Love the long card and the colors too!
Cheryl

pammyrn said...

Beth I too remember the spirograph. My favorite toy. I wonder do they still make them. Your card is wonderful.

Hugs Pam

joslyn said...

oh i love this card! the colors the layout it all rocks!!

Allison said...

Very cool...what a neat color challenge!