Wednesday, December 30, 2009

JustRite Stampers-Romantic Sentiments-You Hold the Key to My Heart Card

Hello and Happy Holidays! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday! I can't believe how fast this past year has flown by and now it's almost the New Year!

Did you know that JustRite Stampers now has a new home? Here is the NEW JustRite Stampers blog address~
Be sure to add the new address to your Google Reader and hop on over there to check out all of the inspiration with two of the NEW Stamp Sets--Romantic Sentiments & Loving Thoughts.

I have a card to share with you today that I made using one of the sentiments from Romantic Sentiments and Decorative 2'' Round Wide Borders. Romantic Sentiments

Decorative 2'' Round Wide BordersI stamped and embossed the sentiment and border using gold ink and gold embossing powder onto pink cardstock and heat set. Then I used the Standard Circles Lg. S4-114 die templates from Spellbinders™ to cut and emboss the circle. I left the cardstock in the die template and used the template as a stencil to add ink to the inside edge of the circle. I cut and embossed the key and the heart from the Timeless Heritage S4-014 die template set using copper engraving art foil. I thought the key and the heart would go perfectly with the sentiment for Romantic Sentiments. After I cut and embossed the key and the heart I lightly sanded off the black to reveal the copper foil. I also added foam tape to the back to add some dimension. I cut and embossed two tags from the Fancy Tags S4-235 die templates. Then I layered the tags and then placed the sentiment on top. I also added some clear rhinestones for a little bit of bling. For a finishing touch I added some black sheer ribbon and also some beautiful rose colored lace trim from Webster's Pages.

Paper~Prism-Prismatics Razzleberry Dark, Frosted Pink, The Paper Company-Black, sei-Meringue, Black/Copper Foil Paper
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Romantic Sentiments, Decorative Frames Borders Round, 2'' Wood Stamper
Ink~Ranger-Distress Ink Antique Linen, ClearSnap-Color Box Gold Pigment Ink
Misc.~Spellbinders-Wizard™, Standard Circles Lg. S4-114, Timeless Heritage S4-014, Fancy Tags S4-235, Webster's Pages-Rose Lace Trim, Joann's-Rhinestones, Black Sheer Ribbon, Beacon Adhesives-Gem-Tac, 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Foam Tape, Cotton Balls

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a Good One!!


Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Good morning and a Very Merry Christmas to you ALL!!! I hope today you enjoy your time with family and friends.Let it snow! *+*+* Let it Snow! *+*+* LET IT SNOW!!!*+*+*
This is what we woke up to this morning!
This is at the end of our driveway! Many Blessings and Hugs to you all!!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

I'm still here!!

Sorry for being MIA! We had some major computer problems again and that's why I haven't been around for a while. The power supply went out and in the process it fried the motherboard. Eric built the computer and the hard drive was configured the motherboard which they no longer make so he had to do some searching to find a new motherboard that would work. Too much technical stuff for me but I can't even begin to tell you how HAPPY and THRILLED I am to have the computer back!!! I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season and not getting too stressed out! Today was the last day of school for the boys and they are so excited for Christmas! We still have some stuff to do and the clock it ticking. The next couple of days are going to be busy. I will be back to my regular posting very soon! I just wanted to say hello to all of you---I sure have missed you!! If I don't get a chance to get back on here before Christmas I want to wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I hope that you will all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and safe travels!!!

Take care & hugs to you all!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Another JustRite Stampers Last Minute Gift Idea - A Chrismas Candle

Good morning! I think winter is finally here in MN! We have snow--not a lot but we do have it. I think the first snowfalls are so pretty, from inside my nice warm and cozy house. *wink*

Today I have another last minute gift idea to share with you. It's a home decor piece and it's very quick and simple but the great thing about it, is that you could use just about any of the JustRite stamp sets to create a gift like this. I went with a Christmas theme for my candle holder. To start out you will need a few supplies--a vase, glass flat beads and a candle.Place the candle down in the center of the vase and then fill the vase about half way with flat glass beads.Next you will need to make a decorative tag for the front of the vase. Like I said JustRite Stampers has several other sets that will work wonderfully for this project if you don't want to have a Christmas theme. I used a stamp center and border from Christmas Treasures along with the 3-1/4'' Wood Stamper.I stamped the image using Tsukineko, Memento Rich Cocoa. I used Ranger-Distress Ink Broken China (Blue) and Tsukineko, Memento Tuxedo Black for the sky. For the land I used Ranger, Distress Ink Vintage Photo and ClearSnap, Colorbox Ink Pumpkin Spice. I used cotton balls to apply the inks, it gives a nice soft and blended result. I used the Standard Circles Large S4-114 die templates from Spellbinders™ to cut/emboss the center. Then I stamped the border and used the same die templates as mentioned above but a larger size to cut/emboss the center and the outer side, creating a ring shape and then I inked the edges. I also cut/embossed a scalloped circle from Engraving Art Copper Foil using the Petite Scalloped Circles Large S4-115 from Spellbinders™. I sanded the edges of the copper foil and then I assembled as shown. On the border I added foam tape to the backside to add some dimension and then slid the ribbon through the top and I also added a tiny rhinestone for the center of the star.Supplies~
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Christmas Treasures, 3-1/4'' Wood Stamper
Paper~Georgia Pacific- White, Royal & Langnickle Brush-Engraving Art Copper Foil
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Tuxedo Black, Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Broken China (Blue), ClearSnap-Colorbox Ink Pumpkin Spice
Misc.~Spellbinders™-Wizard™, Standard Circles Large S4-114, Petite Scalloped Circles Large S4-115, Copic-Buttermilk Spica Glitter Pen, Rhinestone, Ribbon, Foam Tape, Cotton Balls, Vase, Glass Flat Beads, Candle

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have enjoyed today's idea for a last minute gift. Here is another thought if you want to create this and give it to someone for the holidays you could make two tags for the front. One Christmas tag and another tag with a general everyday theme and then they could change the tags after the holidays and keep the candle holder out year round. Check out the JustRite Stampers Blog for Christmas inspiration and gift ideas. Stay warm and I hope you have a wonderful day--Happy Friday!!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

JustRite - Last Minute Gift Ideas - Christmas Ornament

Good morning! Today JustRite Stampers is having a Last Minute Gift Ideas Blog Hop. I don't know about you but I am always looking for quick last minute gift ideas. I can't wait to see what all of the JustRite Stampers Design Team Members have been busy creating! A list with links to each blog can be found at the bottom of this post. For as long as I can remember we have had a tradition in our family to give each other a Christmas ornament before Christmas so we can enjoy it throughout the holidays. For my project I created a Christmas ornament that I will be giving to my mom. My mom loves cardinals so I knew I wanted to use the Christmas Treasures stamp set from JustRite to create a Christmas ornament for her. There is a beautiful image of a cardinal by a bird house in this set. Here is a picture of the entire stamp set.Here is a close-up of the image with the cardinal and the sentiment.I found this cute little cone shaped tin ornament and and picked up a few pine sprigs, pine cones, berries and a bird. Now you don't have to know anything about floral design to create this, it's very easy! You just need a few of these supplies and a glue gun. To start cut a piece of floral foam and glue inside the cone.Next take the pine sprigs, pine cone, berries and bird and fill in the cone and set aside. Then I stamped the image of the cardinal from the Christmas Treasures stamp set and colored the image with Copics and then cut out the image.I also stamped the image on another piece of cardstock and colored a little of the image so when the two images are layered the bottom layer will appear to be colored too. Next I used the Standard Circles Large S4-114 die templates from Spellbinders to cut/emboss a circle. Before removing from the die template I inked the inside edges.Then I layered the colored image using foam squares to add some dimension. I added a craft stick to the backside of the diecut so I would be able to add it into the arrangement in the ornament. Here is the finished Christmas ornament. I also added some liquid applique' and red stickles to the image, pine cones and berries.Supplies~
Stamps~JustRite Stampers-Christmas Treasures, 3-1/4'' Wood Stamper
Paper~Georgia Pacific-White
Ink~Tsukineko-Memento Rich Cocoa, Ranger-Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Misc.~Spellbinders-Wizard, Standard Circles Large S4-114, Copic-R27, R29, G28, Y38, YR24, YG00,E74, 100, E31, Ranger-Red Stickles, Marvy-Liquid Applique', 3L Scrapbook Adhesives, Tin Cone Shaped Ornament, Bird, Berries and Pine Cones, Pine Sprigs, Glue Gun, Floral Foam

Here is a list with links to all of the JustRite Design Team Members, be sure to visit each of them for some wonderful Last Minute Gift Ideas!!
JustRite Blog
Angela Barkhouse
Barb Schram
Becca Feeken
Debbie Olson
Heidi Blankenship
Kathy Jones
Kellie Fortin
Lauren Meader
Lisa Somerville
Michele Kovack
Michelle Wooderson
Sharon Harnist
Sharon Johnson
Terre Fry

Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed today's project! Now I am off to see what all of the ladies have been creating! Happy Blog Hopping!!



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