Wednesday, September 29, 2010

JustRite Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #4!

Each Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!

This week, it’s the Spellbinders(TM) design team - woohoooo! So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card  and project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

I used JustRite Stampers' new releases Christmas Ornament 3-1/4" and Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse for my card.  It's a big card since I used my new LF-190 Grand Nestablities Labels Four for my card front and my card base!

First I colored my image with Copic Sketch markers.  This JustRite set includes four beautiful ornaments that can be used for so many projects!  This is a set that you will reach for year after year.

After cutting and embossing my card front with the Grand Nestabilities Labels Four, I folded over the top portion, slipped some ruffled ribbon underneath, and placed a fan/medallion on the top.  The sentiment is stamped with JustRite's Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse. 

Stamps:  JustRite Stampers' Christmas Ornament 3-1/4", Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse
Dies:  Spellbinders' LF-190 Grand Nestabilities Labels Four, S4-299 Fallen Angel, S4-140 Petite Ovals SM, S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S4-429 Big Scalloped Circles LG, S4-287 Fanciful Holiday
Inks: CTMH Vineyard Berry, Bamboo; Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa; Copic Sketch Markers B00, B000, B12, Y28, R59, YG91, YG95, YG99
Paper: CTMH Mistletoe Level II Paper Pack, Heavenly Blue Cardstock; WorldWin Cardstock (Maroon and White)
Other:  Webster's Pages Olive Ruffled Ribbon, CTMH Designer Brads Shimmer

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog

Spellbinders Paper Arts

Becca Feeken

Mona Pendleton

Debbie Olson

Ashley Cannon Newell

Sharon Harnist

Eva Dobilas

Kazan Clark

Beate Johns

Kellie Fortin

Margie Higuchi

Kathy Jones

Regina Hanson

Sankari Wegman

Deborah Young

Angela Barkhouse

Michele Kovack

Terre Fry

Barb Schram

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge 036 - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

Greetings, crafty friends!  Here I am doing another JustRite challenge.  It's a color challenge that I just couldn't resist.  I can't say my mojo is at its highest....this cold has knocked me for a loop and I don't have much energy to create.  It hurts my brain!  tee hee

Well, the challenge is twofold.  1)  Use the colors Dark Red, Ivory and Black (see what I mean?  yum!!!), and 2) use an embellishment that you make yourself.

So I pulled out a new (to me) set that I just received from JustRite - "Girl Time".  I just love that "Let's Do Lunch" sentiment!  I stamped it, colored it and die cut it with my new favorite Spellbinders, backed it with a new Nestabilities release, and made my card with another new Nestabilities (see supply list below). 

For my embellishment, I cut nine pieces of black organdy, stabbed them with a tiny brad and poked it through my card.  Adhered a darling little blingy rhinestone.  Added a few tiny pearls to the flower and the sentiment and it was done!  Simply and gorgeous, dahlings!

So I'll try to get back in the studio =.  What have you been creating lately?  Please share!

JustRite "Girl Time"
Spellbinders S4-293 Lacey Cir cles
Spellbinders S4-114 Standard Circles LG
Spellbinders S5-025 Labels 17
Versafine Onyx  Black Ink
Copic R59 Cardinal Sketch Marker
CTMH Pearls, Rhinestone Bling, Ribbon, Colonial White and Black Cardstock


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge #035 - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

 Break out the Glimmer Mist!  That's what I did...and it was fun!  JustRite's Friday Challenge this week was to make a Christmas tag.  I decided I wanted to try using some Glimmer Mist, and the colors that I had were a bit non-traditional.  But don't let that stop you!  A little glitter, some snowflakes and a beautiful sentiment will pull it all together.

Now, mine didn't come together exactly like I planned, but I certainly wasn't going to trash all of that sparkle - ha!  I noticed - too late - that my center snowflake and flower are on the same plane. Ah, well.  It could be worse, I guess.  I used the awesome stamp set "Christmas Nested Sentiments" and my new clear acrylic JustRite block.  LOVED it!!!  Spellbinders 2010 Snowflake Pendant, some CTMH paper, ink and pearls, a few Prima flowers, ribbon and call it a tag!

So what colors are you going to try for your Christmas projects?  I still love the vintage, muted ivy and cranberry, but you should step outside of your comfort zone sometimes.  You might like might not.....but you never know unless you try!

Till later,

Monday, September 13, 2010

Play Date Cafe #46 - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

My mother called me a rattlebanger today.  ????  I have been coughing my fool head off, and told her it was worse when I talked.  But that's impossible because 'we' like to talk.  Then she said "Mmmmhmmmm, I reckon we're just a bunch of rattlebangers."


So here's a little card I made for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge.  The idea is to make a black and white card with a 'touch' of either pink, gold or copper.

Well, copper is my metal of choice.  I love copper.  My kitchen countertops are black granite with copper flecks (Galaxy - oooooh!).  Copper is beautiful.  But alas, no copper embossing powder.  So I selected gold.  You may ask, "why the pearl?".  Well, because I made a boo-boo and needed to cover it, and the pearl is white. tee hee.

Quick and easy!

Products Used:
Paper:  CTMH White Daisy, Black, White Daisy Textured Cardstock
Die Templates:  Spellbinders(TM) S4-288 Classic Diamonds, S4-290 Labels Fourteen
Stamps:  Gina K Lovely Labels 2
Other:  Sparkle N Sprinkle Gold Coast EP, Versamark, Michaels Ribbon, Sakura Gold Fine Line Marker, EK Success Border Punch, CTMH Pearl

Take care, all you rattlebangers!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

JustRite #034 Challenge - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

A word of warning - don't sneeze when using glitter!  Oh, good grief. Now that I think about it - maybe that's why I've been coughing the last couple of days!

I have been working all week on Spellbinders' projects using glitter and snow.  I love the results but what a challenge!  So when I saw the JustRite's challenge this week was to use glitter, I had to join in the fun!

Using my new "Whimsical Christmas" stamp set from JustRite, I pulled out my Copics and did some rudimentary coloring on this cute little guy. It was hard to decide which stamp to use!  I nested him on S4-293 Lacey Circles (the blue element).  The snowflake is cut from S4-286 2010 Snowflake Pendant, covered with glue and glittered.  The paper is from K&Co. "Winter Wonderland" from last year.  And the sheet music is from my mom ;-)

I'm still looking for a job to pay the bills.  In the meantime, it's nice to have more time to play in my studio.

Till later,

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

JustRite Friday Challenge #033 - Scrapbooking in Melbourne, Florida

I was inspired by all of the beautiful Christmas cards on the JustRite blog and decided to participate in the Friday Challenge #033.

I wasn't required to do a Christmas card, but ho-ho-ho's were running through my head.  And since my JustRite Christmas stamps are traveling across the country to my happy studio, I used JustRite's Times New Roman 95 pt. Deluxe Monogram Set.  Versatility, indeed!

My sweet mom gave me several old sheet music books, and I can't stop using them (click on the photo for the details).  I stamped my monogrammed letters on a piece of the music, then cut them out with Spellbinders(TM) Nestabilities (circles, lacey circles - yum! - and squares).

Don't you love this beautiful new Mistletoe paper from CTMH?  This may be my go-to-paper for all of my holiday projects this year! 

OOOhhhh, I can't wait for my new JustRite Christmas stamps!  I know it's early, but once the spirit moves you....right???

Till later,