Sunday, November 16, 2008

Welcome Guest Blogger Sharon Johnson

Today we are SOO!! EXCITED!!! to announce that Sharon Johnson will be guest blogging this week. If you haven't met Sharon yet, you will certainly fall in love with her elegant style and become as addicted to her blog as we are. For those of you who are avid Splitcoaststamper junkies you will recognize Sharon as a Dirty Dozen Alumni - be sure to visit her Splitcoast Gallery which is loaded with over 700 images!!
Here are just a few of the outstanding JustRite Christmas Cards that Sharon has already posted on her blog No Time To Stamp. Each photo has been linked directly to Sharon's Blog Post with the instructions on how to create each card.

Sharon's work is inspirational and we thought we would share with you some JustRite Christmas Cards from previous posts on Sharon's Blog. These were designed using the Christmas Stamp Ensemble with a Harmony Classic Circle III Wooden Stamper.
For Sharon a project wouldn't be complete without a touch of ribbon and lots of dimension.

Need a little nudge each week to get into your studio or workspace to create? Then join Sharon every Friday for her Stamp Simply Challenge.

From cuttlebug quickies to very detailed tutorials we are sure you will enjoy Sharon's Blog and her week here at JustRite. Here are more Christmas Cards that Sharon designed using JustRite Curlz Deluxe Kit and the Small Letter Set.

Sharon has written a fabulous tutorial on Splitcoaststampers on how to condition the larger JustRite Images.
Don't forget that we have linked every photo directly to Sharon's Post so that you can check out all the details on how she created these stunning Christmas Cards.

Here is our interview with Sharon.
Tell us where you live.
I live in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, a few miles from the shores of Lake Superior.

Tell us about your family.
Steve and I have been married 24 years and we have 3 sons, ages 23, 21 and 17. We are dairy farmers and live on our Centennial Farm. Our boys are the 5th generation here. Ours is a small, family dairy farm.

Tell us how long you have been stamping.
I started stamping at the end of 1999 on a casual, as-needed basis. I didn't dive in head first until I found Splitcoaststampers in the spring of 2006. And I haven't look back!!! Fun, fun!!!

Tell us where you do your stamping
I stamp in my basement studio. I am fortunate to have a fair amount of space with lots of counter top and cabinets and a large table in the center. It's not fancy or elaborate, but it serves its purpose well and it's where I feel so relaxed and happy.
Tell us what is your must have stamping tool.
In my opinion, tools of any sort are *must haves*!!! They make the job SO much more enjoyable. But if I had to pick, I'd have to say both my Scor-It and my Spellbinders Nestabilities. I LOVE to make boxes and the Scor-It makes it SO easy. And the Nestabilities for cutting and embossing just can't be beat.

Tell us how long have you been blogging.
I've been blogging for 14 months. I started with great skepticism, but very quickly fell in love with my little area of the cyber world. The people you meet and the friends you make, make it all SO worth while. And I love to create, share and teach, so that's what I try to do.

Tell us what your favorite Paper Company.
Again, there are just too many great papers to narrow it down to one. I like different papers for different reasons. The paper I use most is Stampin' UP! because it is so available to me and I love that you can purchase everything to coordinate with it. But for white I LOVE the Papertrey White as it's heavy and very white. I just got some new textured 12 x 12 cardstock called Double Mates by WorldWin that is fast becoming a favorite with its lovely linen-like texture and different colors on each side. And as for DP, I have always loved the weight and texture of Crate Paper, especially for box making.

Tell us besides JustRite, what are you currently addicted to!!
Without a doubt, ribbon, wide ribbon especially, is my all-time #1 addiction. You can turn drab to dynamite!!! in no time at all with a gorgeous piece of ribbon. I also love anything little that just adds a bit of class, elegance or glam -- pearls, rhinestones, stick pins,hardware, glitter. Also I can't live without dimensional products - thin ones, thick ones, mounting tape.

Tell us your favorite paper crafting season and why.
Any season is a good paper crafting season! However, Christmas has to be the most fun!!! Everyone goes all out for Christmas and there are so many reasons to create -- Christmas cards, of course, but you can make gifts for friends, teachers, and those who provide you services throughout the year. You can make items to decorate your home or your tree. I am particularly fond of gift packaging, and you can decorate bags, make boxes from scratch, create tags -- the list is just endless!!!
Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


Lisa Brown said...

Enjoyed reading your interview, Sharon! Congratulations on being selected as guest blogger! So deserving!

StampinCathy said...

Sharon your projects are so creative and inspiring! YOU ROCK!

Jerri Kay said...

A fabulous interview Sharon, your Christmas cards are so beautiful, you inspire me daily to do my best and to get stamping! Thanks for all your tutorials and sharing what you love most!

Rose Ann said...

Everything is soooo wonderful, Sharon!! You totally rock, and deserve to be the featured guest!! Congratulations!!

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations Sharon for being Just Rite's guest blogger. Your cards are fabulous as always and I loved reading your interview. You are the best in Everything you do. TFS and Inspiring :-)

Curt in Carmel said...

Sharon! I'm thrilled for you! How exciting! I loved learning a little bit more about you! You so deserve this weekly honor! I'm a huge fan! Best, Curt

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