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Friday, November 27, 2009

Day 5 with Sankari Wegman

A Huge Thanks to Sankari for inspiring us this week!! I know you have enjoyed all of her amazing projects as much as I have. You can find Sankari most days blogging at Sankari's Sunshine Corner. Enjoy your Christmas Shopping and remember to tell Santa that JustRite is having a sale!

Happy Friday Everyone!!

I have been so happy to be the Guest Designer for Just Rite this week - its been a blast and so much fun to create all of these fun projects! I am sad that this is my last day as a guest designer but am excited to show you a project that I made using the beautiful oval baby stamps from Just Rite . My cousin and his wife just found out that they are having a baby girl and we are all over the moon by this news! I wanted to send them something cute and congratulatory and loved the fact that I could personalize their names with my Just Rite Baby Stamp Ensemble stamp set(which comes with 6 borders and 6 centers and which is on SALE right now for the amazing price of $4.00!!! )
The little metal container has some pink and white socks for the little wee baby and a 12x12 strip of Basic Grey Sultry is wrapped around it. I thought the bootie image was perfect for this cute little container of socks (and yes - I LOVE socks as you probably noticed from day 3's project :)
Here is a close up of the card: I cut out my oval (without a border) and paired it with my spellbinders. I love bright colors and am not really sure how to "do" pastels - and while I was making this, I had to laugh a little, because it is so not a light pink kind of card :) But I had fun making it and I hope my cousin and his wife will like it :)
I stamped the sentiment in Memento Rose Red and the pacifier image is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and then colored in with my copics. I sponged the edge of the oval (cut out the Creative Memories Oval cutter) and then adhered onto spellbinders with dimensionals - here is a closer peek at the sentiment on the card: I LOVE that I could personalize this gift with my cousin's name and his wife's name - it says: Congratulations: with the names of my cousins' written with Just Rite fonts (Times Roman 15pc). The fun thing is that even thought this bootie stamp is an oval one, after stamping it, I cut it out with some circle spellbinders and then created some layers :) Its always so nice to get a card/present in the mail and even nicer I think when it is personalized with your name on it :) Today Just Rite is having an amazing Sale and I can't wait to shop (in my PJ's sipping on some hot cocoa :) A huge thank you to Kellie for everything that she does and for all of you for visiting! I hope you enjoyed the projects this week as much as I enjoyed making them!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs to all!!
Sankari :)

Project Ingredients:
Paper: Prism cardstock and Basic Grey Sultry DP
Inks: Memento Rosebud and Memento Tuxedo black
Stamps: Just Rite Baby Stamp Ensemble stamp setAccessories: corner chomper, ribbon from stash, spellbinders, liquid pearls, dimensionals, sponger, copics, liquid glaze, corner rounder, circle punch and circle spellinder - the metal box is from one of my friends who is amazing!!!

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

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving & Day 4 with Sankari Wegman

Happy Thanksgiving!! Today Sankari is sharing with us her placecards for Christmas Dinner.
What a fabulous idea to get a jump start on your Christmas Decor!! Don't forget that we are celebrating with a huge sale -20% off every item in our store (except the November Release). We have taken an additional 20% off all the items in the sale section of our store as well. Sale Ends November 30th!! Enjoy the Holiday and Shopping!
Good Morning Everyone!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Hope that you are all doing great and enjoying some time off to be with family and friends (and enjoy some yummy food!). Today, I am such a Just Rite project that I have been wanting to do for such a long time - to make handmade place settings for our Christmas dinner - but usually this is forgotten in the rush to buy gifts, attend the holiday parties at the kids schools etc. But this project is super easy to mass produce - here is a view of the 12 place cards that I made:

Each place card is 3"x 3 1/2" - scored at 1 1/2". I stamped three separate images and borders from the: Merry Little Christmas Borders and Centers Round 1 5/8" onto a piece of snow white cardstock from Taylored Expressions and then punched each one out with a 1 3/4" punch. I then cut out red, blue and green scallops with spellbinders and started the assembly line to put it together. Each place card has faux stitching and has everyone's names using the JustRite Wood Stamper 2" with Bonus 15pt Font & Center set. I stamped the names of the people that I know are definitely coming and made more placecards that do not yet have the names stamped because we are not yet sure who all is coming for dinner :) - but as soon as we do - then its a cinch to stamp their name to the place card.

Here is a view of the place cards with the circular stamp: Holiday Hugs and Kisses: Each of the hats were colored with copics and then white parts of the hat were sprinkled with some chunky glitter: Here is view of the place cards with the stamped sentiment: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: I colored in the cute gingerbread men with copics and then went over it with some glaze pens:Here is a view of the place card with the stamped sentiment:Wishing you a Merry Christmas: The images are colored with copics and then covered with a glaze pen.
I loved making these Christmas dinner place cards and using these cute little Christmas stamps with the different bordered sentiments was such a nice way to create individual place settings that weren't all the same :) It was a cinch to make these place settings and I am excited to see everyone's face when they see their names in ink :) it's always a special time to sit down and have dinner with family - especially when everyone is scattered near and far! - so I wish for you a wonderful day today as we celebrate and give thanks!

Tomorrow, I have a wee little gift idea for special little bundles of joy!
So stop on buy for Day 5 project ideas tomorrow!!!
Big hugs!
Sankari :)


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

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Day 2 with Sankari Wegman

Today Sankari has the sweetest oval designs to share with us. She used a creative memories oval cutter to die cut all her oval images. Just a reminder that the entire JustRite Christmas Collection is on sale for 20% off and that we ship in 48 hours. (excluding the Holiday Weekend).

Good Morning Everyone,
I can't even tell you how thrilled I am to be a Guest Designer for Just Rite! And for Day 2's projects, I am so excited to share with you some fun Just Rite yumminess using the gorgeous oval stamps in this beautiful stamp set: Christmas Joy Borders & Centers Oval (1 3/4" x 2 5/15" . I don't "go oval" as much as I would like to and had a lot of fun with all of these yummy oval stamps! For today's project, I altered some oval boxes and went somewhat vintage with decorating them. I altered three oval boxes with three different sentiments with alternating borders from this awesome stamp set to go with it - and also a card to go along with this set.

Each the bottom of the box is covered with a strip of the DP and then the sides of the top of the box were colored with copics. I stamped the sentiment twice onto the yellow cardstock and then stamped the border and then cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals over the sentiment so that it created a little frame over the sentiment. Here is a picture of the oval boxes together:
and this is a side view of the oval boxes: This oval box features the sentiment: Joy - I love the holly that surrounds this word "Joy" - I colored the holly blue with some Sakura gelly roll pens and then added some Adirondack pearls onto the berries. I added some liquid pearls around the edges and sides and a line of pearls on the box and then ribbon from stash. This oval box features the sentiment: Wishing You the Blessings of the Season which is stamped in Adirondack Expresso Ink and then decorated with some pearl accents, liquid pearls and ribbon from stash:
This oval box features the sentiment: A little wish for a Magical Christmas which is stamped in Stazon Olive and then colored in with Copics. The frame is colored in with Copics.
I created a card with the sentiment: Wishing You the Blessings of the Season. I love layering it up, but at the same time, I tried to keep the card simple so that the sentiment could shine through. I completely enjoyed making these projects and hope you enjoyed them too! It was so much fun to "oval it up!" and create some oval present boxes to put little holiday gifts in!

Please stop by tomorrow for projects that involve socks, snow and butterflies!!!
Hope you are intrigued :))) See you tomorrow!!!!

Big sunny hugs!!!
Sankari :)

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Card Ingredients:
Paper:
Nutcracker paper from Graphic 45, cardstock from Bazzil
Stamps: Christmas Joy Borders & Centers Oval (1 3/4" x 2 5/15")
Inks: Color Box Chalk, Stazon Olive, Memento Lady Bug Red, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder, corner chomper, Copics, sponge, buttons from stash, ribbon from stash, dimensionals, oval boxes, Zip Dry adhesive, liquid pearls, pearl accents from kaiser, oval cutters from Creative Memories.

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

Monday, November 23, 2009

Guest Blogger Sankari Wegman - Day One

This morning we have 2 posts...If you haven't seen the 2 sketches for You Sketch Challenge Post- please scroll down to read all the details.

This week we are so excited and honored to have the talented Sankari Wegman.



Sankari is currently a member of The 2 sketches 4 You Design team, Taylored Expressions Design Team,and a guest designer from Verve Design Team. If you are not familar with Sankari's blog -- Sankari's Sunshine Corner - you will want to immediately add it to your google reader or subscribe to her feed!! Everyday when I read her blog I am amazed at what Sankari has designed to share! I was shocked when she told me during her interview that she had only been stamping for a 1 1/2!!

Let's get to know Sankari-
1. Tell us where you live. I live amongst the cornfields of south east Iowa.

2. Tell us about your family. I have 2 children ages 4 and 2. They both are mini teenagers and have lots of "personality" (lol!). My husband and I feel blessed every day with our two precious ones.
3. Tell us how long you have been stamping. I have been stamping for a year and half and its one of the best therapies ever! I love it whenever one is asleep and I have some "me" time at the end of the day :)
4. Tell us where you do your stamping. I stamp in the corner of our master bedroom. The plus side is that I can't be a pack rat and have to use up my papers,etc because I don't have space for a lot of storage. The downside is - well - its a corner! lol! One day, I would love to have four walls instead of 1 corner :)

5. Tell us what is your must have stamping tool. My favorite tool is the corner chomper (I love how it has the two sizes) and sometimes rounding out a corner just has such a nice feel to the card.

6. Tell us how long have you been blogging. I started blogging about a year and a half ago. It just started out as a hobby once in awhile, but soon I was playing along with some card challenges and it grew into an addiction! I started blogging the same time I started stamping and feel so blessed to have made such wonderful friendships with so many people in blogland!

7. Tell us who is currently your favorite paper company. I love using the Choice Buttercream and White cardstock from Taylored Expressions for coloring with my Copics. I love using the Prism cardstocks for all the different colors and some of my favorite designer paper are from Bo Bunny and My Minds Eye.

8. Tell us what are you currently addicted to: My favorite embellishment are liquid pearls - I love how the add texture and dimension to a card. It seems these days that every project has to have just a little bit of liquid pearls.
9. Tell us your favorite paper crafting season and why. I love Christmas and Valentine's day for paper crafting - the papers and stamps are so sweet and cute and make it so easy to create little gifts for the special people in our life to let them know how much they mean to us.

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I am so excited to be a guest designer for the Just Rite Stamp Company!
I absolutely love how easy it is to create your own custom monogram, or sentiment and how versatilte the stamps are and with what ease you can change the borders around to create different looks for your creative projects. I have a few fun projects this week using the Just Rite system and even a video, if I can figure out how to actually do it :) Today, I thought I would make a little gift set to give to my son's teacher at school using the Just Rite stamps: Something Sweet Borders and Centers Round 2 3/8".


I had a little "paint can" that needed altering - so I filled it with some yummy peppermints and then created a little border on the bottom and on the lid of the paint can - created the sentiment" sweet treats.

Here is a view of the top of the can: the little peppermint on the sentiment is popped up on dimensionals and then I added some liquid pearls along the edges:

For my card, I used Taylor's Friday sketch #91 and stamped the same sentiment for my card - but this time took out the border: "Have a Sweet Holiday." I love that you can change borders and mix it up - or not have them at all - it allows such flexibility in stamping.

I am so happy to have a little gift set ready to give my son's teacher! I love the circle borders and round sentiments and how easy they are to interchange and give different looks. I hope you enjoyed today's project and for tomorrow - I have some "oval" projects that I hope you will come back to see :)

Wishing you all a fantastic Monday and the start to a beautiful week!!!
Big sunny hugs!
Sankari :)


Card Ingredients:
Paper: Bo Bunny Christmas line and Choice White Cardstock from Taylored Expressions
Stamps: Something Sweet Borders and Centers Round 2 3/8".
Inks: Memento: Lady Bug Red and Color Box Chalk (brown) for sponging
Accessories: paint can from Stampendous, ribbon from stash, circle punches and circle cutting system from Creative Memories, corner chomper, liquid pearls (Adirondack), Stickles (frosted lace), snowflake punch from Martha Stewart, bling from Kaiser, Inkessentials Whtie gel pen and dimensionals.

Steps how to alter the Paint Can:
1. Stamp the sentiment: Sweet Treats with the border of your choice three times onto Choice White cardstock and then punch out with circle punch (1") (you can punch out the middle image and then pop it up over the second stamped sentiment and then cut out the peppermint (sponge it) and then pop it up over dimensionals on the peppermint on the sentiment.
2. Cut strips of paper of your choice to go along the bottom. I used Zip Dry (which dries clear) for application because it stays on really well - and it also dries clear - so you don't see the glue application on the inside (only a few dots of the Zip Dry) are needed).
3. Add snowflakes and rhinestones as you wish and embellish with ribbons and bling as you would like.

Steps how to create the card:
1. Fold and cut an A2 card (which is 5 1/2" by 4 1/4") and cut strips of designer paper that you would like on the card . Sponge edges of cardstock and designer paper, and round the corner of one side.
2. Stamp the sentiment (this time I took out the border) twice onto white cardstock and then cut out with circle punches of your choice (This time, punched it out with a 1 3/4" punch). and then punch out some larger circles to mat it on. Sponge the edges and cut out the peppermint on the sentiment (the sentiment was stamped twice) to put on dimensionals and pop up over the peppermint on the sentiment that was punched out.
3. Embellish with your favorite embellishments whether it is ribbon, bling, liquid pearls etc. :)

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

Thursday, October 29, 2009

JustRite Day 4 with Sharon Harnist – November Calendar

10-4-CardinalNovCalSH If you are a frequent visitor to my blog, you’ll know how much I love making a monthly calendar (the link above is to my previous calendars). This page is 6-inches square and is displayed in a wooden stand on my desk. When I’m feeling industrious, I’ll go ahead and make a matching 6-inch scrap page in about the same format and put a favorite photo from the month on it. Then at the end of the year I already have a brag book all made up for a keepsake of the year! So even if you don’t have a need for a calendar, keep in mind this page could easily be reproduced as a scrapbook page just by omitting the calendar area and replacing it with a photo.

You can imagine how thrilled I was when JustRite came out with a wonderful Calendar Set in a beautiful font this year! Of course it’s perfect for my calendars AND for scrapbook page titles … and how about greeting cards – the monthly titles would work great for those, too!

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Here, I stamped “November” right on my computer-generated calendar. The beautiful cardinal image is from JustRite’s Christmas Treasures 3-1/4” round set (who says a “Christmas image" can’t also be used for another time of the year)?!! What is great about JustRite’s products is that you are not limited to a certain shape. You have the ability to use the border, or not, the center image by itself – it’s your choice! Here, I definitely didn’t have the space for a 3-1/4” image on my calendar and it would have overpowered the rest of the design. So I chose to just use the center image.

10-4CardinalStampJigSHYou are also not limited to using the 3-1/4” round stamper shown above that this cardinal image would normally fit on. If, for example, you’d like to use the image with a stamp positioner, that’s hard to do with a round stamper. But the image fits perfectly onto the Horizontal Wood (Rectangle) Stamper which CAN be used with a stamp positioner! Or if you’d like to add a custom sentiment or monogram there on the Rectangle Stamper along with the cardinal image, you could do that, too. The possibilities and combinations are endless with JustRite’s innovative interchangeable products!

After stamping the image, I colored it with these Copic markers:

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After coloring, I die cut the image with Spellbinders Labels One die and airbrushed the background (with BG13) while the image was still in the die – that’s what gives the nice crisp white border around the edge of the die cut.

Some machine stitching around the edge of the page, buttons & ribbon complete my calendar. Can you believe November is just around the corner?!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my final project of the week … hint: you just might get to see a sneak peek of a new product that will be debuting next week!

Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Calendar Set & Christmas Treasures
Paper: Stampin’ Up Vanilla, Neenah Natural White, Cosmo Cricket Early Bird Mini Deck
Ink: Stampin’ Up Ruby Red dye ink, Memento Rich Cocoa, Copic markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels One die set, downloadable computer-generated calendar, EK Success corner rounder, Martha Stewart Loopy border punch, Papertrey Ink buttons, ribbon & twine, Bow Easy, foam tape, sewing machine

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 1 with Sharon Harnist – Pumpkin Blessings

This week we are so excited that Sharon Harnist will be our guest blogger. You can find Sharon everyday on her blog PaperFections.
Sharon has been a member of our design team for over a year and we are just thrilled that she will be sharing her projects here this week. For those of you who have anxiously been waiting to hear when our November Release will be revealed, the answer is that we will begin revealing the new collection on November 2nd (next week). Be sure to check in everyday to see Sharon's beautiful creations and then next week as we start the sneak peeks for our November Release which will be available for ordering mid-November.

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Hello and welcome to a week full of Fall & Holiday JustRite inspiration! One of my favorite symbols of Fall are pumpkins, so I was delighted when JustRite’s Autumn Blessings set contained a beautiful pumpkin image! I used it as a tag to decorate these paper mache pumpkins that can be used as a Fall centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table and all through the Fall season.

10-PumpkinCenterOneSHI began by painting the paper mache pumpkins with acrylic paints and then glittered them with some lovely new Fire Opal tinsel glitter from Martha Stewart! (I’ve had these pumpkins for three years, so I’m sorry I don’t have a current source for them but most craft stores should have some sort pumpkins that you could replicate this project with).

Then I stamped the pumpkin center image and border separately onto Neenah Natural White cardstock and colored it with these Copic markers and Gold Spica glitter pen:


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The image was die cut as follows: The center was cut with the middle die in the large set of Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities and the border was cut with the largest of the small set of Classic Oval Nestabilities. The green scalloped base was cut with the largest die in the small set of Scalloped Classic Oval Nestabilities. The center image was popped up on foam tape and a hole punched so the tag could be tied to the small pumpkin.



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Pumpkin & Tag Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings
Paper: Neenah Natural White, WorldWin Dark Outdoor Olive
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Copic markers & Gold Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Oval & Scalloped Classic Oval Nestabilities dies, paper mache pumpkins, acrylic paints, Judi-Kins Diamond Glaze dimensional liquid adhesive, Martha Stewart Tinsel Glitter-Fire Opal, ribbon




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I also created a Fall/ Thanksgiving card with this image, using the same steps as above. I layered the pumpkin image onto a Spellbinders Labels Four die cut and then added the image with foam tape to my card base made from some pretty Autumn papers by Making Memories. Hopefully you can see what a pretty accent the sparkle of the Copic Spica glitter pen adds to the pumpkin & leaf image here:




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I think this Autumn Blessings set is very versatile -- making some wonderful three dimensional home accent projects, as well as cards and even scrapbook pages!

Card Supplies --
Stamps: JustRite Autumn Blessings
Paper: Neenah Natural White, WorldWin Dark Outdoor Olive, Making Memories Autumn Splendor
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, PTI Tea Dye Duo, Copic markers, Gold Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Spellbinders Classic Oval, Scalloped Classic Oval & Labels Four Nestabilities dies, Fiskars All-A-Fleur embossing border punch, foam tape, sewing machine

To see another gorgeous card made using this Autmn Blessings visit Debbie's post - Autumn Blessings Apple Basket.

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

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Christmas -Day Two with Michele Kovack

Just a reminder that we still have active Blog Candy from The JustRite Christmas Blog Hop which is open until Midnight August 19th. For all the details go to the Blog Hop..You will find the blog candy details at the bottom of this post. Goodluck to everyone.

Reading your comments has been so great ..... you don't even know how great it is to hear your comments!!! Sometimes it is a little lonely being a blogger. Imagine thousands of people coming to visit you ...but everyone just comes to the door and peeks in but no one decides to open the door and come in to visit!! So thanks for coming into our studios,sitting and chatting with us!! We so appreciate it when you leave a comment!! Thanks to everyone who took the time to leave comments on all our blogs!! We are definitely feeling the love this week!

Here's Michele:
I created a couple of little candy canisters for Christmas. Being a teacher, I am always looking for little, inexpensive, but thoughtful gifts to give fellow teachers, aides, bus drivers etc. I found these blue canisters at Michaels in the dollar bins. I decided to work with the blue in them by using paper from Basic Grey. I simply used my scalloped border punch then adhered the paper to the canister. For the top, I used my circle Nestibilities. The image and sentiment are from the JB 08775 Something Sweet stamp set.





The snowman was colored in using Copics and then cut him out. The sentiment was stamped on a separate piece of paper, cut out with a circular Nestie. Then I placed a smaller round Nestie in the center so when I airbrushed I was left with a white rim. I placed the snowman in the center with a pop dot. I added white Flower Soft to the "ground" to act as the snow.






To dress up the canisters I added a pretty satin bow and then a "sugared" snowflake. I did this by cutting the snowflake with my Spellbinder's snowflake die, coated it with glue and added Diamond Dust. This is a very chunky glitter with lots of sparkle. To add a bit of color, I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist. After it was dry, I tied it to my satin bow. Now, just add some pretty Christmas candy, and you've got a great little gift!

Stop back tomorrow to see Michele's next Christmas Project.

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