Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I live in beautiful sunny South Carolina with my husband of seven and a half years and our three kids.
2. Tell us about your family.
My husband flies the C-17 Globemaster III for the USAF and I currently homeschool our oldest son who turned school age this year. My kids are all two years apart and are a blast to be mom to! While it is sometimes tough to feel like I have a good grip on reality and a handle on my sanity I wouldn't trade my life and lifestyle for anything!
3. Tell us how long you have been stamping.
I began stamping about five years ago...never realizing what it would come to mean to me and how it would change my life and how I look at things!
4. Tell us where you do your stamping.
I am really blessed. I have a 16x20 ft studio up above our two car garage that I just remodled last year and have tons of beautiful cabinets and EIGHTEEN FEET of counter top to use while I create. So I can now have MULTIPLE projects going at once and not run out of room...it is amazing...you can see pics on my blog if you would like to see the before and after pics!
5. Tell us what is your must have stamping tool.
My Bypass Paper Trimmer by Fiskars...I like all my mats nice and even, and I love being able to trim just the tiniest bit to make it all just rite. Hahah no pun intended.
6. Tell us how long have you been blogging.
I started my blog July 4th 2006. I was sitting at the computer and was waiting to go to a picnic and decided it was time to start a blog! So, no knowing what I was getting into and not knowing A THING about blogs I jumped in with both feet. I blog first for me, then for my readers and sometimes I just don't blog. My family comes first and so when things get crazy I just post that life is crazy and I will be back to blogging once life settles...and so far my readers are just awesome and understand that if a few days go by, not to worry, I will be back! :)
Ohhh that is a tough one....for cardstock I am a total Prism Princess. Love their vast array of colors and the texture is divine!!! As for patterned papers..well the pretty category goes to Anna Griffin, Webster's Pages and K& Company....I use their stuff alot and have had great success with both those companies many beautiful lines.
For Cute and Fun well that category goes to...hmmm that is a tough one...I don't use it as much as I should but I love October Afternoon & Cloud Nine right now! LOL You will see alot of that in the near future on my blog! LOL
8. Tell us what are you currently addicted to .
Well, I love ribbon and brads...always have...they scream class and ease to me...but I am right now finding I love hot fix crystals by Kandi Corp...they add just the right bit of sparkle to my projects with out making them look cheap....
9. Tell us your favorite paper crafting season and why.
Oh man another toughy....I love to craft Christmas projects...and everyday gift projects....I like knowing that what I create is going to make someone else's day just a bit brighter...even if it is a simple card to say "hello, I am thinking of you" it makes me all warm and fuzzy to know my love of paper, ink and stamps makes someone else smile!
Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".
Friday, September 26, 2008
I call this my Hodge Podge post! The first project is a little purse cut from Provo Craft's Tags, Bags, & Boxes cartridge. The paper is by October Afternoon. I used redline tape to adhere all the sides together.
I added vintage ribbon and a Melissa Frances glittered chipboard heart. On top of that I added 3 Doodlebug flowers . I used the Pink Sonnet Stamper Kit with the birthday designer center and one of the designer borders to stamp on a Shrinky Dink. I punched a hole in it and heat it up. I strung it on floss through the chipboard heart. Wouldn't this be cute to give a gift card in? or a small jewelry box?
I have one more scrap page for you! It was a collection of pictures from the zoo with my son. I used some Flair paper and Jenni Bowling journaling tags. I used the Harmony Classic Oval Stamper II on a transparency.
I have so enjoyed my week as Guest Blogger! This has to be the most generous company I have ever had the pleasure of working with! Thank you so much JustRite!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Michele has taken a non traditonal approach to a traditional event!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The first project is a vintage lunch tin. I used spray adhesive to apply the Designer paper directly to the tin. I believe the paper is Heidi Grace. I sanded the edges a bit. I then Cuttlebugged the vanilla cardstock with the spider web folder, then inked it a bit and distressed it. The main image is a Crafty Secret's image. I matted that image with pumpkin pie SU! paper, again distressing it. The sentiment was stamped using the Harmony Rectangular Stamper with 25 pt Brayton Font. I stamped it directly onto another Crafty Secret's image....the spider web. I happened to have a plastic spider in my stash and decided he would be perfect! I adhered 2 buttons tied with twine to the left corner. I then added the trim at the bottom and on the handle along with ribbon and a glass Halloween ornament.
The second project was created using a baby food jar. (Go Green baby!) So those of you that have little ones, start hording now! Attach the designer paper with redline tape around the jar. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the green "goo." Adhere that with red line tape also. Attach buttons using fabric glue or pop dots.
The top of the jar was cut using various sizes of Spellbinder's Nestibilities. The witch's hat is a Lockhart image. I colored it in with my Copics and then cut it out. I topped it off with Crystal Effects. The sentiment was stamped in white, using the Small Letters Set in my Harmony Classic Circle I Wooden Stamper. Add some candy corn and you have little treats for a class, neighbors, party.......you get the idea!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I thought it would be nice to make a little "Get Well" bucket for someone who is sick. The bucket was at the Dollar Spot at Target. (Love those Dollar Spots!) The paper is by Bazill. Since the bucket is narrower at the bottom than the top, I loosely wrapped the paper around the bucket and cut the excess off. I used Red Line tape to adhere it in place. I cut the flowers out using my Sizzix machine, distressed the edges with white ink and folded the petals. The center was stamped with the small round monogram stamp and the small letter set. I was trying hard to come up with a cute saying, instead of, "Get Well Soon, " which seemed boring......so I came up with, "A Spoonful of Sugar Makes the Medicine Go Down." Cute right?
The spoon stamp is from Crafty Secrets and was stamped on a Shrinky Dink. I cut it out, heat it up, and while still warm, bent the handle for a nice "spoonie" curve! I added clear crystals to the spoon for some "sugar" using Crystal Effects. As a finishing touch, I added various ribbons to the handle to dress it up a bit. Add some cough drops, Kleenex, Chapstick, tea, and Vicks Vapo Rub, and voila!
When you are inspired this week by Michele's great project's - please take the time to tell her by leaving a comment!!
Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Personalized Christmas Cards:
Even a card for a new puppy arrival:
For all the details on how to make all these great projects visit Michele's Blog - Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker! To see all of Michele's great projects in one glance visit her Splitcoaststampers Gallery. Here's a quick get to know you interview with Michele.
Michele where do you live?
How long have you been blogging?
A year and a half ago my MIL started talking about blogs. I had absolutely no idea what blogs were! Not a clue! (Pretty sad that my 63 year old MIL knew more about it than me!) One morning I happened across someone's blog at the recommendation of my MIL and somehow ended up with my own! It has evolved since then. I have met a great number of talented and creative people, and have established some wonderful friendships out of it!
My favorite paper company right now is probably October Afternoon. It does change frequently though, and I can honestly say, I probably OWN every other manufacturer's paper too! I do tend to use lots of vintage paper as well.
I love fall, and that Halloween is sort of the kick off to the holiday season! The kids are back at school, the air is cooler, and I love fall fashion waaay better than summer apparel. (Maybe it's the fact that more of me is covered! LOL) I love creating projects that center around this time of year. ( I will be sharing a few here! )
Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker!
Friday, September 19, 2008
The problems have now been resolved and we have edited yesterday's post and added the appropriate links to the post. Thank you for your patience as we waited for blogger to fix their programming issues.
Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".
Thursday, September 18, 2008
What is Inspiration Friday? Inspiration Friday is our way of sharing with you an inspirational project that our team has found in the SplitCoaststampers Gallery or on a blog post somewhere in the last week that we just knew all of our readers needed to see. If you would like to be our next "Inspiration Friday " Guest designer simply post your project in the JustRite Stampers Gallery on SplitCoastStampers or on your blog and leave a link on one of our daily posts. We were so inspired by all the incredible designs we saw during our contest. We just can't wait to see what everyone creates next!! Especially with all our new products. The first batch of pre orders have been shipped. Our next shipment will arrive the first week in October. We are still taking pre orders for this shipment.
Here's Heidi's "Appletini Ensemble"
Her Shrink Art Charms using a JustRite Designer Border
Materials -Small Letter Set, Round Wood Mount Stamp 1- 5/8 ,Spellbinders: Wizard, Universal Die Cutting and Embossing Tool or another Die Cutting Machine, Large Classic Circle Nestabilities (S4 114) ,Sticky Back Felt **Tip--one 9 x 12 sheet will make four (4) coasters. Copic: Sketch Markers and ABS (Air Brush System) ** ,BG45 Nile Blue---Coasters,YG13 Chartreuse, G24 Willow---Appletini, R29 Lipstick Red---Cherry, B00 Frost Blue, 0 Colorless Blender---Stem of Glass. Crafty Secrets: Glamour Girls Stamp Set (Martini Glass). Ranger: Adirondack Pitch Black Pigment Ink, Stickles-Arctic Ice, Red ,Sparkle N Sprinkle: Sparkling Snow Glitter,Beacon: ZipDry Adhesive,White Cardstock ,Dimensional Glaze, Acetate, Light Weight Chipboard ,Heating Tool .
Step 1 To cut out the felt for the coasters you will need to begin by building your sandwich with the mats. Here are the steps: 1)White Mat 2) White Spacer Plate 3) Large Circle Nestabilities with the cut edge facing up.4)Sticky Back Felt with the felt side down. 5) One piece of cardstock for a shim 5) White Mat
5) One piece of cardstock for a shim 6)White mat
Because you are pushing the limits of the depth of the cut edge on the die when using a thicker felt with a sticky back you will want to add a piece of cardstock as a shim and run it through the Wizard twice. Also because of the adhesive backing you may have to trim the edges with a scissors. Step 2
Airbrush the felt piece using the Copic ABS and sketch marker BG45. **Tip--If you don't have an ABS you can directly apply the marker to the felt to add the color.
After airbrushing the felt piece will feel a little tacky to the touch. Sprinkle on a small amount of glitter and use your fingers to work it into the felt. Tap off excess and set aside to dry.
Add red stickles to the olive to make it into a cherry and the heart. Also add dimensional glaze to the drink. Set aside to dry.
Step 6 Next stamp the martini image in the center of the sentiment and then heat set. Color the image with the Copic markers as listed above. Using ZipDry adhesive add glitter to the rim of the glass. Add red stickles to the olive to make it into a cherry and heart. Also add dimensional glaze to the drink. Set aside to dry.
Peel the paper backing off of the felt and cut a piece of acetate a little bigger than the center hole. Apply the acetate to the sticky back on the felt. Then apply the stamped image.
Using the Wizard and the Large Circle Nestabilities cut a large circle from light weight chipboard and apply to the sticky back of the felt.
Mix some drinks and enjoy! *wink*