June 25, 2008

ANOTHER TWOFER!

Hi all!! Well, I am very bummed today because we were supposed to be going to the Jelly Belly Factory but I called yesterday and they don't restart production until June 30th - and yes, they are open and you can tour, but you won't see anything!! So, rather than drive the two hours there to see NOTHING, we will go once we get back from the houseboat! Seems the shut down the last two weeks in June for maintenance of their machines - why June? Why not, say February when nobody wants to go - sheesh!! So, we are going to the movies instead! Anyway, back to my card - today's card is based on Jen's Sketch for Saturday. I just love this one and have put it in my faves folder to pull out for more use! And, my SBS sister Louise is sponsoring a color challenge of pink and brown so I got that one done too! Head on over to Louise's blog, she is giving away blog candy to a lucky winner who posts a card for the challenge - anybody can play so what do you have to lose? Besides, she is fabulously talented so you get to see her beautiful creations as well! So, this card has two of my favorite colors in it, pink and brown - I just love this color combination and was thrilled when I saw the challenge. I really wanted something soft and pretty since I am sending this to someone special, so I rounded all the corners to keep the soft effect. All in all, I am pretty happy with how it turned out and I hope you all like it too! So, I will leave you the recipe as I have to go grocery shopping for the houseboat before we head to the movies - we are seeing Get Smart!! So, stay tuned tomorrow, when I have another one of Tamara's fabulous sketches for ya! Until then, toodles!
Card Recipe: (all products Stampin' Up!)
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, and Whisper White card stock, Flowers for you Designer Series Paper
Stamps - Stitched Exotics, Fresh Cuts
Inks - Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa Classic Ink, Brown Stazon, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write markers
Accessories - Corner Rounder Punch, 1/2 inch circle punch, small oval punch, Regal Rose narrow grosgrain ribbon, Regal Rose brads, Pink Rhinestone brad, stampin' dimensionals, mat stack and paper piercer

33 comments:

Erin... said...

Alex this is a fantastic card!! Love the color combo, so I'll have to check out that challenge!! I love jelly bellys!! Have fun when they reopen--that is strange to close right at the beginning of summer!!

Dottie K. said...

Pretty in Pink - just so adorable. :)

Scrappy Girl said...

Cute card. Make sure you tell us how the movie us. That is one I have considered going to see. How cool to see the Jelly Belly factory! I love those sugary little treats...

Lauren said...

Alex - this is so pretty and elegant. The combination of pinks is fabulous!

Michelle said...

Love the color combo, it's sweet!

kathleenh said...

Pretty! Pink and brown is a fave of mine too.

Get Smart is on my list of movies to see. Let us know how you liked it.

Marilyn said...

This is such a cute card - how are you cranking out cards with so much going on?!!! Have fun at the movies and so sorry to hear about the jelly belly factory!! The houseboat trip sounds fun too!!

Pamela said...

Great card Alex! And to answer your question on my blog...anybody can do it. They are just starting the 3rd challenge, you should go for it! :)

NattyK said...

This is beautiful. x

Melissa said...

Oh Alex - it's fabulous! With so many options out there for color combos, I tend to get distracted and forget how much I love pink with brown.....excellent job my friend!

Many Blessings,
M.

Ana Baird said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

Ila said...

This is Beutiful!! I love the colors and accents...Pink truly looks lovely here!!

Beth Norman said...

Lovely card. I love pink. Sorry about the Jelly Belly factory. That would be such a cool place to visit. We had a Hershey plant in Ontario and I got to tour it the year before it closed and moved to Mexico. Got great bargains.

My Paper World said...

Very pretty Alex! I Love pink and brown! xx

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh so pretty!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Just gorgeous! Enjoy the show! The Jelly Belly factory sounds like that would be fun? Maintenance in June? I don't get it either!!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful card Alex thanks for taking part in the challenge but it is me Suzanne not Louise... Senior moment ehh!! Sorry about your visit to the Jelly Belly factory but just think how you will save on the calories. Sue :o)

Anonymous said...

Good thing you called ahead! I hope you have fun at the movies!
Great Card!!!

christie said...

that was me (the anonymous one) hehe - hit the button too soon!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How pretty!! I love the colors!! I hope you enjoyed the movies!!

Jen Glover said...

So beautiful! I LOVE the picture of you and your son below! WOW! Can your smile get ANY bigger? *giggle* Have a great week Cutie!

Christi said...

What a beautiful card! I loved Jen's sketch this weekend too. I haven't made my card yet but plan on it. :)

Nikki Bond said...

I AGREE! Why June???February does seem like a more logical month! What a cool trip that will be though...I LOVE the toasted marshmallow flavor! YUMMMMMMMMMMY! Great..now I'm hungry! LOL As for your card...fabulous! You really rocked this sketch! {SMILES}

Mimi Hornberger said...

This is beautiful. I am so happy to have found your blog! TFS! XO, Mimi

Deborah said...

This card is just delightful Alex! I loves it! Did I miss where you are headed for your houseboat excursion? What fun for the entire family! Hugs, Deb

Latisha said...

Very nice card!!!
Oh I think the fix the equipment in June because school groups take field trips there during the year. I love Jelly Belly's, oh near the factory are Factory Outlets >"<

Samantha said...

What a great card!! Love the pink. It makes me smile :)

Manna said...

Awww, this is so pretty! Great layout and very pretty colours you chose!

Bunny B said...

I'd be bummed too! I love Jelly Belly!

Rose Ann said...

Soooo pretty!! I love the layout and colors once again!! Hugs!

malieta said...

Your card is super cute Alex and I love the soft pink color!
I hope you and your family enjoyed the movie yesterday:)

Donna said...

nice card, Alex. bummer about the jelly belly factory! we toured it a few years ago (May) and it was FUN! be prepared to spend lots of $ at the end of the tour in the store (HUGE bags of jelly bellies for CHEAP) non-perfect ones, who cares? they still taste good!

dasimonds said...

Beautiful Card!!
Lovin' the colors.