Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Introducing our Newest Design Team Member - Kathy Jones

We are very please to announce that we are taking our design team International with the addition of Kathy Jones from Australia. Kathy managed to get hooked on JustRite Font way before she joined our design team.
We are so excited to welcome Kathy to our team. To see the 20 great projects Kathy has already designed using JustRite Stamps visit her blog Inspired to stamp- Inspired to Stamp. This link is direct to her JustRite Projects, but while you are there be sure to check out all her other fabulous projects. She has a great New JustRite Card to share with you today as well!! Here are just a few our favorite JustRite Cards that she designed before joining our design team.

Kathy loves to make personalized Birthday cards and who doesn't need a great stash of Birthday Cards all the time.
Over the past few weeks we have enjoyed all the Aussie Trivia that Kathy has shared with our design team as she educates us. Even though both countries speak the same langauge ...doesn't mean we spell things the same way. For example Mom here is Mum there. Favorite -is Favourite. So you can see how some JustRite Font might come in a little handy!!

Here is our interview with Kathy-

Tell us about your family. I am happily married to my very patient and supportive husband, Matthew. We have three children, Zachary (7yrs), Benjamin (4yrs) and Alyssa (2yrs). Life is pretty hectic as you could imagine and yet they always encourage and support my stamping addiction!!!

How long have you been stamping? I started back in the early 90’s, however there wasn’t the same amount of variety and materials and I stopped after a while. It was in 2006 when my Mum and my best friend (who are both stampers) got me back into it. Since then, there has been no looking back!!

How long does it take you to design one of your beautiful cards? That really depends on the card! A basic card would take about 30mins. The ones with lots of details and layers can take well over an hour!!

Where do you do your stamping? We have a large room that the kids and I share – they use it as a play room for all their toys, I have two desks set up and some shelving in the corner. It works well, they play – I create and we’re all together!

How many hours a week do you paper craft? I hate to imagine!!! LOL!! At least 14hrs I guess!!

What is your must have stamping tool? If it’s tools, it would have to be my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities... I use them ALL the time!

H0w long have you been blogging? I started blogging in November 2008, it has been a fun ride and I’ve met some wonderful people along the way.

Who are your 3 favorite designers that inspire you? Amy Sheffer (Pickled Paper Designs), Michelle Woerner (Stop and Stamp the Roses) and Chris Olsen (Twinkles Glow With Stamps), there are so many more though!!

Currently who is your favorite Paper Company? Oh, that’s a hard one! So much paper to choose from, although I find at the moment I’m in love with the Bella Bleu paper pack by Stampin’ Up!

What is your Favorite JustRite Product and why? This is a really hard one to answer because they are all great. My latest favourite would be the new Birthday Wishes Set because I make so many birthday cards and they have a variety of styles and a great size. I also love the fonts because it’s wonderful to be able to personalise a card or gift for someone – it just makes them feel special!

Tell us besides JustRite, what are you currently addicted to?? Punches and Pearls!!! Love all the edge punches and I have a ridiculous amount of pearls in my drawer!!!

Kathy has just received her JustRite Stash and will be joining us here on the JustRite Blog as our guest blogger for a week in the very near future!! Please join me in welcoming Kathy to the JustRite Team. When you stop by her blog be sure to leave her a comment.

Keep us in mind....."When it needs to be JustRite".


chelemom said...

Welcome Kathy!!! So glad to have you part of the team! : )

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Congrats to Kathy!! What a fantastic addition to the team -so much talent and a sweet person!

Debbie Olson said...

Welcome Kathy! Thesare fabulous projects!!

Sandra said...

Welcome Kathy!
Beautiful work, looking forward to more.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the team Kathy. These are beautiful cards.

Linda D.

Elaine said...

Congrats, Kathy! Nice to see your great cards on jrs!

Sharon Harnist said...

Welcome, Kathy -- gorgeous projects!!

pam124 said...

WELCOME Kathy: I'm so proud of your my friend!!! JustRite Stampers made a VERY WISE choice in selecting YOU!! Your work is FABULOUS and you know I've been a long time admirer of your gallery. I loved reading your write up. You're the BEST!!! Guess I'll have to look into buying things from JustRite Stamps too!!! Enjoy!!

Lovely Linda said...

What a great addition Kathy is to your team - I met Kathy on SCS through her fabulous cards and have come to know her as a friend, even if by email and phone - easy when we both live in Australia. Kathy's cards are gorgeous and when I knew she was on your DT team - it was enough to influence me to check out your site and BLOG! Congratulations Kathy - so well deserved...and you owe me for this girl!! LOL! JOKING!

Anonymous said...

Kathy, You are so artistic!! This is a wonderful way to show your abilities. YOUR CARDS ARE BRILLIANT! Congrats on joining their team-they'll love you!

isoscia said...

Beautiful work, Kathy. I love the black, white, and red card (one of my favorite color combos) with the swiss dots embossed panel (the swiss dots EF is one of my favorite Cuttlebug products). Iris