Monday, June 30, 2008

Patriotic Gift Ensemble

It's hard to believe that it's almost July 4th. Where does the time go when you are stamping up some fun. Michelle is starting out the week with a great personlized gift ensemble. We love how this idea can be created and personalized to match any theme! Enjoy and don't forget about our blog candy contest this week. Details are at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!

My mom’s birthday is July 1st and she LOVES patriotic decorations. For her gift this year, I found a cute ceramic dish decorated like a flag and filled it with some wonderful hand scrub and lotions. My mom loves my cards and decorations so I knew that I wanted to wrap her gift extra cute! I can guarantee that dish will have these curly ribbons and decorations on them for years to come. She never unwraps anything that I give her. She just takes out the goodies, rewraps stuff and sits it on her table! LOL!!

After I added a bunch of red, white and blue curling ribbon to the dish, I wanted to add a cute tag. So I reached for the JustRite Stampers Large Numbers Set and my teeny tiny letters from the Small Letter Set. I assembled the stamps onto a wooden mount to read *Happy 4th of July* and added some little * * * (stars) to fill in some white space. By using the wood mount, I was able to use a blue and red marker to get two colors on my stamped image. I finished the red, white and blue circle tag off with a red star eyelet and attached it to the dish with a piece of silver cord. A big red satin bow holds it all together. I then filled the dish with the hand spa goodies and added a bunch of shiny filler.

While I had my monogram all assembled, I stamped some additional monograms to make some cards. I used the same red satin ribbon and some cute patriotic patterned paper to make some super simple cards. I tucked these into the back of the dish as well.

I know my mom will love her gift this year. It’s so fun to create gift items that are tailor made for that special someone. And sometimes the packaging is what makes that gift even more special.

Thanks for visiting!
Michelle Wooderson
JustRite Guest Blogger

Supply List:
JustRite Stampers: Med and Lg Numbers Set, Wood Mount, Small Letter Set
Ink: Stampin’ Up! Real Red and Brilliant Blue markers
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Stamper’s Select, patriotic patterned paper
Ribbon: Michael’s
Dies: Spellbinder’s

**Blog Candy Alert**
We don't want you to miss a single important announcement or sneak peek of new products starting on Monday, July 7th. Therefore, we have added a Subscription Box in the right column. Please sign up to have the JustRite Stampers Blog delivered right to your email box. Everyone that enters their email address for a Feed Subscription by Friday will be entered into our Blog Candy drawing and the winner will be announced Saturday, July 5th.

The Blog Candy prize will be all three Accessory Kits...Curlz, Damask and Special Occassions. Yep you read that person will recieve all three kits! Hurry, enter your email address and tell your friends too!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Welcome Guest Blogger Michelle Wooderson

Please join us in welcoming Michelle Wooderson as the JustRite Guest Blogger for this week. Michelle is known throughout the stamping world as Mish and many of your probably read her blog, Mish Mash.

We would also like to announce that Michelle is going to make a Guest Apperance at the JustRite Stampers Booth at CHA. If you would like to meet Michelle and make a "sweet" papercrafting project please visit Booth #3309 on Friday, July 18th between 9:00-11:00 am.

**Blog Candy Alert**
We don't want you to miss a single important announcement or sneak peek of new products starting on Monday, July 7th. Therefore, we have added a Subscription Box in the right column. Please sign up to have the JustRite Stampers Blog delivered right to your email box. Everyone that enters their email address for a Feed Subscription by Friday will be entered into our Blog Candy drawing and the winner will be announced Saturday, July 5th.

The Blog Candy prize will be all three Accessory Kits...Curlz, Damask and Special Occassions. Yep you read that person will recieve all three kits! Hurry, enter your email address and tell your friends too!

We look forward to building a stamping relationship with you!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Important Announcements

Just some FYI for those that live in the Chicagoland area. We have a JustRite representative attending the Grand Opening of Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights this Sunday, June 29th from 1:00-3:00. Please stop in for a live demonstration on how JustRite Stampers can personalize your stamping life! We will be giving away some JustRite goodies to one lucky shopper so make sure you stop in and say hello and introduce yourself.

Also, make sure you come back to visit the blog on Sunday to meet our next Guest Blogger. She is well known throughout the stamping community and she is going to just wow you with her creative projects.

As you may know, CHA (Craft and Hobby Association) is right around the corner and we are working very hard to prepare our new product line to be released in July. We are very excited about the possibilities and versatility you will get with our new line. But what if you aren't going to CHA? No problem. Starting on Monday, July 7th we will start to sneak peek some of our new products.

Finally, we don't want you to miss a single sneak peek. If you look to the right we have added a Feed Reader Subscription box. Please take a moment to enter your email address and get our blog updates delivered right to your mailbox. While you're at it sign up for our newsletter which will contain tips, ideas and coupons!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Let's Spice It Up!

It's day five with Jen del Muro and we are sad to see her go. Well, she'll still be blogging over at Iheart}2stamp but we have really enjoyed her creativity this week. She has definately provided a variety of project that were all personalized to fit anyone's life too. Enjoy and thank you very much's been a pleasure having you as our guest.

Throughout the week I have touched on different projects that can be used in a variety of different ways. Today I want to bring the JustRite Large Monogram Stamper into the kitchen. A long while ago I picked up a set of these spice jars at IKEA. I cut out and embossed the circle with Nestabilities and then, I used the Small Letter Set to create the words and symbols surrounding the flower. . I think that a set of these would make an outstanding housen warming gift.

This project came together so easily and I am very pleased with the outcome. Of course, this idea is not limited to spices. You can put all sorts of goodies in these. I think ice cream toppings, nuts, or small candies would also make these great!

Thanks for joining me this week at the JustRite Stampers Blog. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I have.

Jen del Muro
JustRite Stampers Guest Blogger

Stamps: Large Round Monogram Stamper, Small Letter Set (JustRite Stampers)
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!)
Other: ¾” and 1” Circle Punches (EK Success), Flower (Prima), Flower Brad and Black Brad (Making Memories)

We look forward to building a stamping relationship with you!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

JustRite B-I-N-G-O

Here we are on day four and Jen's got family fun spelled out B-I-N-G-O. What a clever way to use the JustRite Stampers Number set. Enjoy!

Today my focus is on family fun and getting the kiddos involved. Growing up, I craved going to my friend’s houses and having game nights. Bingo was always a favorite, so for this project I created my very own Bingo game board and personalized Bingo chips.

To create this game board, I took a piece of white cardstock measuring 7.5” x 11”. I scalloped the top edges for decorative appeal. The squares measure 1.5” square and were measured out and marked with a ruler. I then took a straight edge and connected the dots. This could also be done on the computer, if one does not want to take on that task. I used the Large Number Set with the DIY Monogram Stamper Kit to stamp all the numbers. The center was then marked “FREE” with the Small Letter set.

The game pieces were created with the Small Round Monogram Stamper Kit. I stamped out several letter “B”s and then punched them out with a 1.25” round punch. You can make these personal to a name or you can spell out B-I-N-G-O. A fun note about this project is that each family member can create their own board and pieces and when they are not in use, they store nicely in a shirt box.

Thanks for visiting and make sure you come back tomorrow for my final day as the JustRite Stampers Guest Blogger.

Jen del Muro
JustRite Stampers Guest Blogger

Stamps: Large Round Monogram Stamper, Large Times New Roman Numbers, Small Letter Set, Small Round Monogram Stamper (JustRite Stampers)
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Stamper’s Select White (Papertrey Ink); DP from K&Co.
Other: Red Tag Alphabet for Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Small Corner Rounder Punch- to create scallop border (Stampin’ Up!), Ruler, Black Pen, 1.25” circle punch (EK Success)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bag Tag

What would the week be without a Jen del Muro Bag Tag? I remember the first time I saw a Bag Tag on Jen's blog. I think she used it as a diaper bag tag but I made my girls tags for their school backpacks. Enjoy this quick, fun and personalized gift.

Again, I will reiterate that I wanted to create a variety of projects to show you this week. So far I have shown you a personal stationary set, and a wedding ensemble. Today my focus is on kids and travel and I am showing you a bag tag. This is a project that I first created over a year ago. Since then, I have used them as baby shower gifts, as well as attaching them to my own luggage and pool/beach bag.

This is a really easy project that you can make really fancy, yet it is easy enough to get the kids involved. They can make their own bag tags for their backpacks. The idea or theme that I had in mind for this particular tag was little princess. To create the monogram, I used two color ink pad in my Large Monogram Stamper. I chose Stampin’ Up’s Rose Red and Old Olive ink colors to coordinate with the Treehouse Memories paper. I mixed up the fonts in the monogram to give a little character and dress it up a little. To “kick it up a notch” you can add more ribbon. The reverse side is blank, so you can add your address or business card. To complete the project, simply add a binder clip and attach to your bag.

Thanks for visiting and come back tomorrow for some family fun!
Jen del Muro
JustRite Guest Blogger

Stamps: Large Round Monogram Stamper, Large Times New Roman Alphabet, Medium Special Occasions Alphabet(JustRite Stampers)
Ink: Old Olive, Rose Red (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!); DP from Treehouse Memories
Other: Badge Holder (Wal-Mart Office Supply Section), Ribbon (May Arts), Nestabilities Circle Die (Spellbinders)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wedding Ensemble

Today is day two with Jen del Muro and she has created an elegant Wedding Ensemble for us. I love the simplicity of this ensemble and the ability to change the theme to coordinate with whatever event you are planning. Remember to click on any of the picture for a closer look at all the great details. Enjoy! The other day I briefly wrote about my creative process and how I wanted to create items that pertained to different aspects of life. The first idea that came to mind after personal stationary was a wedding ensemble using the Large Monogram Stamper and Special Occasions Alphabet. When it comes to weddings, monograms are very popular right now. As seen on the JustRite blog a couple of weeks ago, you can monogram just about anything at a wedding, including vases, flower arrangements and candles. For my ensemble, I chose to create an invitation/note card, a place card and a favor box.

To create this invitation/note card, I started out with a base that measured the standard 4.25”x5.5”. I then layered it with paper that I had stamped with scroll work stamps from Verve. The folding portion measures 10.5” x 2.75” and is scored at 3.5” and 7.5” I added the simple black monogram in the Special Occasions alphbet on top of a scalloped circle. Although I could have used the fancy Damask or Elegant borders which are perfect for weddings, I chose to stay with a clean crisp look to create a simple elegance. As you can see, I did not put any writing in the center of the card. That’s because I don’t want it to be seen as just an invitation. You can use it as a thank you note, or even take this design and add it to your personal stationary collection.

The place card was very simple to make, yet I think it would be a wonderful touch to any wedding. I took a piece of paper that measured 4” square and folded it in half. I topped it with the same monogram from the invite/note card. Again, I think the bold black font adds such a simple elegance that could dress up a table in an instant.

This was such an easy and fun favor to make. Again, the monogram stands front and center to incorporate the monogramming theme. The Swarovski crystals used on each of these pieces add an extra special touch. The base of the square of the main panel measures 2.75” square. The belly band that was created to wrap around the take out box is actually not just one strip of paper, but rather 2. The first strip measures 2” x 11” but, unfortunately, does not go all the way around. I scored this piece at 1.25”, 5 15/16” and 10 1/8”. Then I took another piece measuring 2” x 6” scored it at 3” and attached them together. They are attached under the main panel and on the bottom of the box, so that the band appears to be seamless .

I love how these turned out and I think that a tower of these would look absolutely incredible at a wedding. Of course these ideas are limited to a wedding. Any of these could be used at a variety of events, such as a baby shower, birthday party, anniversary party or family reunion.

See you tomorrow for another unique project using the JustRite Monogram Stamper.

Jen del Muro
JustRite Guest Blogger

Stamps: Large Round Monogram Stamper, Large Special Occasions Alphabet (JustRite Stampers); Filagree Fantasy (Verve)
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!); Spring Moss (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Crystals (Swarovski), Ribbon (Papertrey Ink), Scallop Circle Punch (Stampin’ Up!), 1.25” and 1.5” circle punches (EK Success), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for Cuttlebug (Provo Craft)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Personal Stationary Set

Today is day one with our Guest Blogger, Jen del Muro. Please click on any of the pics for a closer look at the details. Enjoy and make sure you leave Jen some comments today.

For today, I stuck with my original idea of doing personal stationary. Yes, it’s obvious, but it’s also something that I would consider a luxury. I love going to stationary stores and just oogling at all their monogrammed stationary. Then, I do a slight cringe at paying $2.50 per small flat note, especially when I know that I could make just about all of their products myself. So I did! The picture above is the little ensemble that I created.!

I am one of those people that always needs something to write on. Whether it’s at my desk or when I am on the go, I always have to have my little journal with me. Why not make it a little fancier than just your average journal? This is a 4”x6” journal that I picked up at Wal-Mart for under a dollar. Along with the JustRite monogram stamp, I dressed it up with paper from American Crafts, Swarovski crystals and May Arts ribbon. In just a few minutes, and with about $4, I made a plain jane journal into an extra special journal.

The basic layout for this next project came from a high end stationary store product. It is essentially like a desktop calendar on a smaller scale…and it’s stationary. The measurements for the base of this project are 5.5” x 6.75”, and the measurements for the actually pieces of stationary are 4.25” x 5.5”. The pieces of stationary paper are tucked into the corners which were created by cutting two 1 3/8” squares in half, and adhering just the edges of those triangles to the base. Like the journal, I used American Crafts paper, Swarovski crystals and May Arts ribbon to compliment the monogram stamp on the paper.

As I noted yesterday, I brainstormed and created several different types of projects for the week. Tomorrow I will have another ensemble, but it won’t be anything close to personal stationary. See you then!

Jen del Muro
JustRite Guest Blogger

Supply List:
Stamps: Large Round Monogram Stamper, Large Times New Roman Alphabet, Damask Borders For Large Monogram Stamper, Desk Of/Library Of/Kitchen Of Borders (JustRite Stampers)
Ink: Old Olive (Stampin’ Up!)
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up!); DP from American Crafts
Other: Crystals (Swarovski), Ribbon (May Arts), Scallop Circle Punch (Marvy), Photo Corner Punch (Stampin’ Up!), Round Tab Punch (Stampin’ Up),

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Welcome Guest Blogger Jen del Muro

Please welcome our next Guest Blogger Jen del Muro from the blog I{heart}2stamp. Jen is an accomplished blogger and Design Team Member for My Favorite Things, The Cat's Pajama's and Verve Visual.

Jen was chosen for many reasons but we were most impressed with her creative process of thinking outside the box. On her blog she regularly posts altered art projects for her ABC (Anything But a Card) series and she also engages her readers with a weekly Sketch For You To Try challenge. We are sure that you will enjoy the wonderful projects Jen has created with her JustRite Monogram Stamper and Accessories.

Please sit back and get to know Jen a little more today and be prepared to be WOW'd this week.

**Jen del Muro Interview**

Hi, I’m Jen del Muro. Some of you may know me from SCS as genie1314, or from my stamping blog, i{heart}2stamp. I was first introduced to the JustRite line of products at CHA in February of this year. I was immediately intrigued by the fun and easy monogramming stamping products that they have. So, when Denise contacted me about working with and blogging about their products, it was really easy to leap at the opportunity.

Throughout the week, I will be showing you several projects. However, before I get started, I want to take just a minute to go over the creative process involved. I have seen several projects done with these monogramming stamps. Most of them are personal stationary, such as cards or notes, which is also what first came to mind for me. I knew that there was so much more that I could do with these products though. So, I sat down and brainstormed and came up with several ideas that will pertain to different aspects of life. Over the course of the next several days I will show you how I incorporated monogramming into a lot of things that I never thought I would. Denise warned me that it was addictive and now I am warning you too!

Where do you live? We currently reside in Saginaw, TX, which is a suburb of Fort Worth in North Texas.

Family? Tony and I have been married for 5 years this year. We have a beautiful and strong minded 2 year old daughter, Ellie. We also share our home with 2 dogs and a cat.

How long have you been stamping? Although I dabbled in stamping many moons ago, I have been "seriously" stamping for about 5 years.

What does your stamping room look like and will you show us a pic? I stamp in a spare room of our house. Tony would love to make it a media room, but he'll have to fight me for that right! LOL! This is what once started out as a plastic 3-drawer chest.

How long have you been blogging and what do you like most about blogging?
I have been blogging for about a year and a half. I like that there is such a wonderful community of stampers and bloggers out there and it is great to be a part of that community. It's a fun way to display my work and mix in some family pics, too.

When you aren't stamping or blogging what do you like to do for fun? I love just hanging out with my family. We enjoy the pool during the summer and indoor games during the cooler months.

Thanks for visiting and please be sure to give Jen some love by leaving her comments all week!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

You're So Sweet

As Dawn showed you last week, the Small Letter Set is perfect for creating your personalized sentiments. The other day I made cupcakes for my neighbors as a thank you for all their help. I also included a matching card that I created to match the cupcake which was also a play on words too....You're So Sweet.

Here is a close up of the cupcake with the decorative pick inserted. These awesome silicone flower shaped cupcake holders were released at winter CHA by Wilton and I found mine at Michael's. They come in a mixed package of pink and yellow cups.

For the sentiment I loaded up my Small Monogram Stamper with the Small Letters using the tweezer that are included. After I loaded up the stamper I used my ink pad that I filled with SU Chocolate Chip Classic ink. I stamped enough images for my cupcakes and matching card. I used my Nestabilities circles and scallops to cut and mat the cupcake pick. The center flower was made with the Marvy green flower punch, SU circle punch and a copper brad.

For the card sentiment I punched it with a SU circle punch and attached it to a copper tag. I used a green Marvy flower punch and attached it to the center of the sentiment with a copper brad. The cardstock is Kraft paper, the pattern paper is from American Crafts and the wide satin celery ribbon is from Michael's.

Make sure you visit tomorrow as we will be announcing our next Guest Blogger. This girl is going to WOW you with her creativity and outside the box thinking!

We look forward to building a stamping relationship with you!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Altered Art

It has been a pleasure working with Dawn and we are so thankful that she shared her creativity with us all week. We hope you enjoyed these projects and will continue to visit Dawn at her blog Dawn's Stampin Thoughts which has been added to our blogroll to the right. Monogramming isn't limited to just card making. With this stamper you have the ability to load it up with different size letters allowing you to personalize with more than just a monogram. There is enough room to spell out names or short words.

My best friend Diane gave me these coasters a while ago and I am sad to say I don't even now if they are still available at Hallmark. As soon as I saw the Monogram Stamper I knew I had to alter these coasters. How perfect to make every day items personalized for your family & friends? You can personalize gifts for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. These particular coasters are for me and will be used in my home.

This was actually the first project I made with the Monogram Stamper and I knew right from the first name I stamped that I was in LOVE with JustRite. The Monogram Stamper is so easy to work with and I LOVE that I have the ability to create my own sayings/greetings/sentiments. Total creative freedom!

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder for my background & keeping with the black and white theme for the coasters I printed out the photos in black and white wallet size. The size of the coaster area for scrapping was a 3 1/4 X 3 1/4 and the monogram stamper works perfectly weather you use punches or the Coluzzle Cutting System for whatever size project you are making. I used the Stampin Up! 1 1/4" Circle and the 1 3/8 circle punch for our names in the coasters.

The best part of this project is not only can I use these as drink coasters but they will also look fabulous displayed on my shelf too.

Thanks for stopping by and happy monograming !
Dawn Griffith
JustRite Guest Blog Designer

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Shop Til Ya Drop

Day four with Dawn and today we get to go on a shopping spree. Ok....not really but wouldn't you love to pull something like this out of your purse while shopping? Once again, click on any of the pics for a closer look. Enjoy!I love this checkbook cover and matching credit card holder from Oriental Trading Company. A gal can never have enough stampin money...right? These were personalized just for me with the JustRite Monogram Stamper. So many things come to mind when using these fabulous stamps and this checkbook will no doubt be mine because it has my name all over it.

I used the fun and sassy border from the Curlz Accessory Kit with my monogram stamper and Small Letter set. Once I stamped it on whisper white I then took my 1/8 hole punch and punched out every other circle on the border. Then added the black scallop punch behind the monogram so the black would show through the punched out holes.
For my faux eyelets on the covers I used the 1 1/4 circle punch and the 1/8 circle punch and outlined the circles with my white gel pen. Love that look! I then layered black and purple cardstock behind to show through the holes.

I Love this monogram stamper and how easy it is to use PLUS with the Small Letter Kit you get Tons of letters, numbers and symbols. You can say alot with your sentiments without running out of letters.

Thanks for stopping by and happy monograming

Dawn Griffith
JustRite Guest Blog Designer

Supplies: JustRite Large Monogram Stamper, Small Letters and Curlz Accessory Kit were used on this project. Credit card and checkbook covers were purchased from Oriental Trading Company.
Cardstock: Lavendar lace, whisper white and black
Tools: 1/8 hand held punch, white gel pen for faux eyelets, SU scallop circle punch
Accessories: baisc gray ribbon

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Happy 16th Birthday

It's day three with Dawn Griffith as our Guest Blogger. Today she is showing you her creative use of a non-traditional item (the Match Box car) and incorporating it into her card design. Please click on any of the pictures for a closer view.
Ok Jeff, here is your new car Hee! Hee! Who doesn't want a new car when they turn 16? I thought I would use a Match Box car as the theme for this fun birthday card and I wanted to include a matching party blower. The car is inserted into the card and actually pops out of the window I created on the front of the card.

Even though the car has the number 16 on it, I still wanted to make a tag for the card and make it more personal. I just love how easy it was to assmble the wooden block with the Small Letters and Times New Roman letters. I created exactly what I wanted to say....Happy 16th Birthday Jeff.

The wooden block that comes in the Curlz Accessory Kit lets me work with whatever ink I have handy. This time I used the black & blue SU! markers to give 2 different colors to the monogram.

Thanks for stopping by and happy monogramming!

Dawn Griffith
JustRite Guest Blog Designer

Supplies: JustRite Large Monogram Stamper and Small Letter set used on all projects.

Card: Brillant blue card stock with Jersey Shore Designer paper, Fancy Fibers, Black & Brillant Blue ink ( SU!)
Party Blower : Jersey Shore Designer paper & Brillant blue ink, 1 1/4 " circle punch & 1 3/8" circle

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

4th of July & Video Tutorial

Here we are on day two with Dawn Griffith's wonderful creative projects and a video tutorial on how to use the Monogram Stamper (please scroll all the way down for the video). Today we have moved onto celebrating the 4th of July. If you would like a closer look click on any of the projects. Enjoy! The 4th of July is quickly approaching and I am making big plans for my hubby's return home from Iraq. He will only be home for a couple of weeks so I am planning a party with our friends and family.

The invitations all have the date and time printed inside plus a matching "Save The Date" magnet. The magent is a regular business card from Avery that I stamped and then adhered to a business card magnet. I know what you're probably thinking....."Save The Date" cards are used for weddings! Well, why not for all the parties you give this summer?

I really wanted to add sparklers to the candy holder but the pixie stix will have to do for the little ones that are coming to the party. I am sure the big kids will enjoy them too.

I made a video (below) that will show you how I made the labels for my goodies and also a quick run through on these fabulous JustRite Monogram Stampers. I love them so much and I will be using them every chance I get to create those cute, fun saying that NO regular stamps have. You now the ones...right? I can't stress enough that these are wonderful products to add to your stamp collection.

Until later......happy monogramming !
Dawn Griffith
Just Rite Guest Blog Designer

Supplies: JustRite Large Monogram Stamper, Small Letters used on all projects.

CARD STOCK: Whisper white , brillant blue , real red
INK: brillant blue, real red
STAMP SET: In the Stars (from SU!)
ACCESSORIES: Scallop punch , Lg star punch , word window punch , 1 1/4 circle punch sticky strip , Avery business card ( Save the date ) business card magnets, Real red GG ribbon, rectangle hand punch dimensionals & brillant blue marker & 3 pixie sticks .

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dawn Griffith Father's Day

This week's projects were created by our Guest Blogger, Dawn Griffith, from Dawn's Stampin Thoughts. Please click on the pictures for a closer view.

I totally had my Dad in mind when making this set of Father's Day goodies. My dad always loved fishing and would spend his summers out at the lake doing what he loved.....catching his favorite fish, Bass and Pike.

I knew I wanted to make a lure gift holder and a peek-a-boo worm holder (not real worms of course, YUCK) . With fishing on the brain I wanted to some how incorporate the sentiment Wishing you a Happy Fathers Day in a way that would reflect my Dads passion. TaDah... Fishing you a Happy Fathers Day is what I came up with as my sentiment. I have never found any stamp with this sentiment so I made my own and it was soooooo easy. With the Large Monogram Stamper and Small Letters I can make all kinds of sentiments to suit my themed projects. How perfect is that?

The JustRite Momogram Stamper allows me make what I want to use and not be limited to the greetings out there in the stampin world. You've got to love the flexiablty this company has given to all of us stampers that have to have the PERFECT saying for the PERFECT project.

Even though my Dad has passed I know he would have loved everything I made in this project. Not only because it was centered around his passion of fishing but that I made them all personalized too.

Thanks for stopping by and happy monogramming!

Dawn Griffith
JustRite Guest Blog Designer

JustRite Products: All projects shown use the Curlz font and Small Letter Set.

Fathers Day Card: Chocolate chip, creamy caramel , close to cocoa, whisper white & glossy cardstock, vintage brads , 1/16" hand held punch, Fishy friends stamp set ( bubble and sand from Fish Frolics stamp set ) Brayer with close to cocoa ink, Black Stazon ( for fish on glossy CS) ,chocolate chip classic ink for monogram, chocolate taffeta ribbon , white gel pen, Coluzzle cutting system

Worm Holder: Kraft Cardstock, Coluzzle , chocolate taffeta ribbon ,rectangle hand punch, chocolate chip clasic ink, monogram

Lure Box: Sahara Sand, chocolate chip, whisper white Card stock; chocolate chip ink for monogram, circle punches for cigar and lure

Welcome Guest Blogger Dawn Griffith

We are very excited to announce our first Guest Blogger at the JustRite Blog. Dawn Griffith from Dawn's Stampin Thoughts will be providing us with a week of creativity and unique gift giving ideas.

Dawn was chosen as a Guest Blogger for many reasons but most importantly because her passion for stamping is apparent and shines through with her fun projects. She definately isn't afraid to try new techniques, loves creative folds for her cards, incorporates non-traditional crafting items into her projects and often uses fun design templates to create gifts for her friends and family. Dawn is also an accomplished video blogger and shares her stamping experience through live step by step tutorials.

**Dawn Griffith Interview**

Where do you live? Pontiac , Michigan

Family? Married for 20 years this Aug 31st . We have 1 daughter Jessica (15 years old )

How long have you been stamping? I have been a Stampin'Up! demo since Oct 2003 and a Licensed Hairdresser since 1985

What does your stamping room look like and will you show us a pic? My stampin room is in the basement of my home. Before I got my stampin room I use to stamp at my kitchen table which was the pits especially the cleaning up part for dinner :-) Click here for 31 pics of my stampin room. There are also before and after photos in there as well.

How long have you been blogging and what do you like most about blogging? I have been Blogging since August 2006. I enjoy sharing my love of Rubber Stamping and meeting new stampin friends.

When you aren't stamping or blogging what do you like to do for fun? Very active in our church and love doing anything & everything with Family & Friends

Would you like to be a guest blogger for JustRite? We are currently looking for a scrapbooker that has incorporated the use of any JustRite product into a layout(s). If you or someone you know has scrapbooking samples leave us a comment here or email Denise Bryant at . The only requirement to be considered for the Scrapbooking Guest Blogger position is that you MUST have a blog and you MUST use JustRite products in the layout.

As always.....we look forward to building a stamping relationship with you!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Wedding Week Day 5

Here is the grand finale of Wedding Week. The entire Black and White ensemble looks so stunning when it is shown as a complete set. We hope that you have enjoyed all the educational content Kellie has provided on how to re-create these projects and we hope Kellie has inspired you to personalize your wedding using any of the wonderful products from JustRite Stampers . If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment for Kellie or visit her blog at Polished to Perfection.

Please come back Sunday as we will be announcing our first Guest Blogger! You won't want to miss the announcement.

We look forward to building a stamping relationship with you!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wedding Week Day 4

It's Wedding Day #4 and today's theme is floral bouquets. I designed this flower arrangement as a wedding favor by using a beautiful black and white mug as my floral container. I used the same thanks for sharing in our special day monogram as yesterday's heart embellishment. The sentiment was designed using the JustRite Small Letter Set with a C45 Monogram Stamper. This allows every guest to take home a memento of your special day. For a larger Floral ensemble which could be used at the church or on the head table at the wedding. I took the Monogrammed Heart Design from yesterday's tablesetting to create this striking Black & White Floral Arrangement.

To recreate this arrangement fill a large vase with clear and white gemstones. Tie a gorgeous sation white wired designer ribbon around the base of the vase. Create the same heart monogram from yesterday's tablesetting as the focal point for the vase. The monogram is designed using Damask Borders. This set is available as a set of 3 Damask Borders or as a Stamper Kit which includes a wooden classic stamper, the Large Times New Roman Font and the 3 Damask Borders. Then fill the vase with White Rose Bouquets. To bring the Black & White Heart theme into the Floral arrangement use your heart shaped nestabilities from SpellBinders to diecut 10 white hearts/ Then dry emboss them with the Cuttlebug Textile A2 Embosssing Folder. Using a smaller heart nest diecut out 10 smaller hearts from Theresa Collins Damask Paper. Use bamboo skewers as your stems and color them with a Black Copic Marker. Adhere the hearts to each side of the skewer. Remember to use an odd number of hearts. For this size vase I used 5 Hearts.

Stop by tomorrow for the final day of Wedding Week.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wedding Week Day 3

Today is Day 3 of our Wedding Week Posts - and the focus is on Wedding Favors and Table Decor. For the favor I used Wedding Tins from Wilton and wrapped the edges of the tin with beautiful wedding ribbons. Next, I made a Monogram Tag for the top of each tin with the married couples monogram using the Damask Stamper Kit. *Note: To make a tag small enough for the tin - I used the C30 Monogram Stamper which stamps a smaller 1 3/16th inch image. For a little wedding bling I added white rhinetsones embellishments from Kaiser Crafts to the Damask Fourishes.

Note that the Monogram changed from the invitation where the monogram was "W" signifying the brides maiden name and now at the reception all the monograms are "S" celebrating the couples new married monogram.

To dress up the tablesetting I used Heart Shaped Nestabilities from Spellbinders to diecut 2 sizes of hearts. I dry embossed the larger white heart with the Cuttlebug A2 Textile Embossing Folder and then cut Theresa Collins Damask Stripe for the interior heart. For my monogrammed center I wanted to convey how much the bride and groom appreciated their guest sharing in their special day. I used the small letter set to write "thanks for sharing our special day with us" and for the interior monogram here I used the couple's new 3 letter monogram. The bride's first initial in placed on the right, the Groom's first initial is placed on the left and the last name initial placed in the center.
The black napkin was folded using a Pyramid Napkin Fold (here is the link to a great napkin folding site ) and the monogrammed heart was simply placed on the napkin. When the guest sits down to eat and remove their heart they will find a personalized message on the back.

The monogrammed heart will make a perfect embellishment for any guest who wishes to scrapbook the wedding.

Please stop back in tomorrow to see the other items in this full wedding ensemble.