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lad_potmapril_tbuThis week’s Jacksonbelle Embellishments Challenge (keyword:JBE046) is to make an Easter/Spring themed card or project. So the purple bunny swimming in the flowers is my Easter card for this week! How cute is he? And be sure to check out the other Design Team members’ blogs to see what  goodness they’ve cooked up! Please join us in playing – you don’t have to use JBelle stamps, just follow the theme! Be sure, if you upload to SCS, to use the keyword. And if you remember, comment here and link to your card! I’ll be back with more creations by the Team, and maybe some of my own, later – maybe today, maybe tomorrow!

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Hello!! I am so excited to tell you all that we now have PINK PAISLEE paper and accessories in the store!! It’s just GORGEOUS!!! Make sure to check it out HERE!! You won’t be disappointed!! Have a great weekend!!

dfa_pinkgiraffeThe Design Team CASE-d Kisa this week, while she was cooking up something for y’all 🙂

So be sure to stop by their blogs to check it out!!!!! And oh, how could I almost forget this exciting news:

From Midnight tonight untill Midnight on Friday , the SHIMMERZ ARE ON SALE!!!!! Aaaaaack! That is so exciting! They will all be 15% off. AND Lindsey has 4 new colors of paint in stock, and 2 new colors of blingz!

Hey fabulous Jbelle Fans!  Thanks so much for checking us out today!  I wanted to share this quick little Easter project with you, and, yes, it involves two of my favorite products – Shimmerz and Primas, of course!   Honestly, I think everything that I used for this project would go on my favorite list!  Shimmerz, Prima, Basic Grey, Imaginisce, Nestabilities, and Copics – yep – They’d all make my top 10 list!

kisaspapercuts271First I took a Michael’s $1 wood gift box and painted it with a quick coat of white acrylic paint.  While it was still wet, I put a couple quick coats of Ultra Marine Shimmerz on it until it reached the color intensity that I was looking for.  I could have painted the box with just the Shimmerz, but because the wood is porous the Shimmerz paint would act more like a stain and stain the wood and make it shimmery, rather than give me the true blue color that I was looking for.  I could have also just mixed the Shimmerz with the acrylic paint before painting it on, but I wasn’t sure how much to use, so I found just adding the Shimmerz to the wet paint worked best for me!  It was a bit hard to pick up the shimmer on the wood with my camera….but it is there…..and it is beautiful!

For the Prima flowers, I did pre-mix the acrylic paint with the Shimmerz.  It doesn’t take much Shimmerz to tint the paint if you are working in small quantities, which I was for the flowers.  I LOVE how the paint made the flowers a bit on the stiff side – they kept their shape so well, and of course, I LOVE the shimmering creamy blue the two mixed together created!

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While the paint was drying, I stamped my Imaginisce image and colored it with Copics.  I used a white gel pen for just a touch of highlight on the cheek and the flower’s center. I cut this out with a Nestabilities circle and placed it on top of a piece of Basic Grey – Bitter Sweet paper cut with the Nesties scalloped circle, and then I layered that on top of the two squares of Bitter Sweet.  Once my flowers and box were dry, I added Bitter Sweet glazed brads to the flower centers, glued on my Bitter Sweet pieces and my Imaginisce image, then stuck the Prima’s on with a few glue dots.  I added a cute glittery bunny soap and a mini scrubby with some white paper grass filler to finish it off!

I think this makes for a healthy, clean fun treat for anyone!  Of course, you could make the wooden gift box for so many different occasions!  I love that this box won’t smash like a paper box would, and it isn’t so huge that it would take 10 pounds of candy to fill it!
kisaspapercuts273 hope this gives you some inspiration to create some good clean fun! ~~ Kisa

*Please remember to check the post below for an exciting announcement about a sale at the store!!*

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Sorry for the delay in posting the winner for last weeks sketch challenge!  The random winner is ~ Nancy Grant!!!  Congratulations Nancy, email your mailing address to jacksonbelle@hotmail.com and Lindsey will get your prize out to you right away!!!  Thank you all so much for playing along and we hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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We have a special treat for you today!  We have a sketch, a contest and a prize!  Sound like fun?  The details are as follows, make a card based on this sketch ~

march102009jbellesketchNow, all you have to do is make a card based on this sketch, leave us a comment here on this post with a link to your card by Friday the 13th at 3pm EST and then check back Saturday morning to see if you won the random drawing!!  Sound good, well get busy!!! LOL!!!  OK, before you get busy, Lindsey has put ALL the Inkadinkado stamps on sale for today (Tuesday) through tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12pm EST.  Some stamps are on sale below cost so it REALLY will be worth it for you to stop on by the store now!!! LOL!!!  Oh, we almost forgot….you might want to see what you could win!!!  Here are the prizes ~

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An awesome prize huh??  OK, NOW you can go ahead and get going on your card BUT, if you need a little inspiration, be sure to check out what the Jbelle DT has done with the sketch using Inkadinkado stamps!

Have a great day and we can’t wait to see your creation!

dscf4545This week over at Jacksonbelle we are celebrating all things Prima — paper, stamps, flowers — all of it! I just love this chubby little acrylic dinosaur set. So fin!I started my card by matching up colors – Baja Breeze for the blue, Kiwi Kiss for the green, and Cranberry Crisp for the red. Then it was a matter of finding just the right size scallop punch to hold him – I ended up going with the Marvy Scalloped Giga.I colored him with Copics – YG03 and B32.And of course, then his little eye looked sad – but a white gel pen fixed that right up. I also used the gel pen for dotting the edges of the scallop.

My dp is from the Angelique collection, which was recently on sale — I *heart *sales! This pattern is called “Angel Kisses” and I am in love with it. I put the “ROAR” on a line, and even though it came colored with black ink (Tuxedo Memento Black, actually) I colored over that with the Copics I mentioned earlier. Then I went digging for flowers. Of course, since I possess so many, it didn’t take long to come up with a match, lol.

So you see, it’s really a simple card. Scout’s Honor! Of course, my dp, stamps, and flowers are all made by Prima 🙂

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