Friday, August 10, 2012

JBS Mercantile Gallery Updates, JBS Summer Games

JBS Mercantile Gallery updates will be posted tonight! I always get excited about these. We have over 14 new projects to share with you in the gallery!  This is one of the three pages I added. This was made primarily with the Main Kit. There are two small bits from two other kits layered behind the photo. I used gray metallic, aqua, blue, and dark brown mist, sparingly, with the exclusive stencil in the middle of the page.

So here's a bit about how I did the stars. Using the diamond paper as my pattern, I cut a 4 diamond out of the patterned paper as you can see here. I used that 4 diamond diamond as a pattern to cut out more diamonds out of the other patterns of paper from the main kit. Then you just cut those in half and arrange them into the star shapes you see on my page. I arranged mine on white scrap paper, glued them down, then cut them out so that I could move the stars around my page and play with the design without my stars falling apart. I stitched around the edges for a little more definition of the shape (sew on them on the scrap paper before you stick them down). One of the stars is attached with pop dots. It's really easier than it seems and with the diamond shape all ready for you on the patterned paper, it does make it faster than you would think.

Here's the detail shot of the stars. I'm really happy how these turned out. I like that it's all geometric put back together in a funky way. I placed maroon buttons in the center of each one (from my stash) and then finished it off with the heart stickers from the Basic Grey sitcker sheet from the main kit. I also used two sizes of heart punches on the blue JBS sticker sheet to make little alphabet hearts.

Here's what's going on at the JBS Mercantile Blog! We are hosting the JBS Summer Games! All month long the DT will be sharing projects inspired by Olympic sports! There have already been some really cool shares: Jill did gymnastics, Corrie did running, and Doris did archery. I think this is the most fun idea! And prizes are being offered! Come play along on our message board for a chance to win the gold, silver, or bronze prize package!

Schedule of Events:

All Month Long - design team inspiration from the summer games and a challenge for YOU!

August 10-17 - Four Woman Relay Challenge (with prize)!

August 24th - Team JBS Tennis Match

August 31st - Closing Ceremonies

Here's a link to the JBS Inspiration blog showing you just exactly will be included in the prize packages - Check it out

And here's the link to our JBS Mercantile Message Board to see how to enter to win!

And here's a link to our 4 Woman Swimming Relay Game!
Of course there will be a prize for that game too!

Wow, lots of fun stuff going on at JBS Mercantile!


  1. Oh my. Those stars are to die for! Brilliant! Love the misting too. Love it!