Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Jesus said,

Let the children come to me...
Our grandson is getting baptized this Sunday and I made this frame to help celebrate the occasion! It all started with this package of chipboard coasters I purchased from my local dollar store! Take a look at how many are in this bundle! Score! I love the weight, not too thick, but sturdy enough! The frame middle panel has two coasters, a front that is cut using my Spellbinders classic circle die. The sides and bottom are then secured together with 3M thin adhesive foam to give just enough room to slide a picture in place from the top. The two side panels are single coasters.
Pictured are the JustRite products that I utilized, the round 1 3/16" wooden block and the 2 1/4 x 1 3/16" oval wooden block. The new Tiny Words stamps are a wonderful addition to my growing collection of JustRite stamps! I know I will find many uses for them!

Check out the right panel, featuring our grandson's name, Kaylub along with the date of baptism. Each oval is punched out with my Marvy Uchida scallop oval and edges shaded with PTI Spring Rain ink. Both ovals are embellished with a button, adhesive pearl, and ribbon tab. The ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Ribbon Store ! Designer paper is from Our Daily Bread Designs! Designer paper is adhered to panels using my Xyron machine and edges shaded.

A quick look at the wooden block setup. I used Memento Tuxedo black ink for all stamping on this frame project. The left and middle panel utilize stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. The set is called Children of God. I cut the word blessings away from one of the sentiments and it works wonderfully. I will simply place the piece together on my block if I desire to use the sentiment as an entire image.

A look at copic markers used. A beautiful image that indeed conveys the blessing of love that only Jesus brings and how he holds all children in the palm of HIS hand. I stamped many of these rounds using my JustRite Tiny words set to use on various projects. Mounted on the backside of the frames middle panel adds that special touch. This creation was certainly made with love, and will be given with love. It will be a special day. I have been busy making another project for this day! Insert nervous here. I am in the process of sewing Kaylub's baptism outfit from his Mommy's baptism dress that she wore 24 years ago. We'll see how it goes! I hope to take pictures and let you see soon!
Yes indeed, it will be a special day!
Take good care!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Elmo EGG and Name Tag!

That's right! Elmo Easter eggs, JustRite!
We know a little girl who loves Elmo. I found these Elmo Easter eggs at WalMart, three in a package. When I spied them, I had just recently seen THIS! Hmmm, an Elmo tag would be a perfect addition for these eggs! I added bunny ears and voila! Thank you, Ros for the inspiration! With JustRite Stampers you can personalize ANYTHING! I used my JustRite vertical stamper, and 25pt Brayton font. Spellbinders Tags Trio die is used to cut tag out. Over on the JustRite blog, new creations are listed daily. Be sure to check it out each day for unlimited inspiration! Praying you had a Blessed Easter Day! Take good care and thank you for stopping in today! I hope the sun is shining where you are!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Hangin' Tags

With Candy Sticks, Gift Cards, and Butterflies!
A quick Easter gift for my girls! A gift card is wrapped and attached each candy stick with a rubber band. EASY and quick! And that is what I need right now!

I used my JustRite vertical stamper to create name tags for each butterfly stick. You can see my Brayton 50pt font is well used and loved! I placed the larger vertical stamper in the picture to show you the two wood mount sizes, 1-1/2" x 5" and 1/2" x 5" ! Wonderful, I tell ya! You can personalize anything with JustRite stampers! When I received this Spellbinder die set, even though they are flowers, I kept seeing butterfly wings! Hmmm, but how was that going to happen? After cutting the three sizes, I simply removed one flower petal! Voila! Butterfly wings! The three sized butterfly wings are attached together with Terrifically tacky tape, then adhered to the wrapped gift card. A peek at the backside shows you how the rubber band is holding the butterfly creation to the candy stick! All designer paper is from K & Company, Berry Sweet.

Papertreyink twill ribbons are tied, and cut to reassemble antennas. Tags are hung on the stick with Martha Stewart bakers string. What a great way to present a gift card, share a sweet piece of candy, and personalized to boot!

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply challenge inspired me to hang the name tags onto the candy sticks to complete these sweet butterflies! Check out her blog, Notimetostamp? for this weeks challenge details! I hope you get a chance to play along! I am so glad you stopped by today! I truly appreciate it! Take good care, I will have another quick Easter name tag creation tomorrow, think plastic eggs!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sprinkled With Love

Cupcakes and JustRite

Are you ready to hop? Today is the first ever JustRite blog hop, just in time to celebrate JustRite's 2009 CHA first release! That's right, their first release is ready for shipping! Becca is guest blogging and NEW JustRite products are ready and waiting! Simply visit the website, to see all the great products that are shipping this week. For my creation today, I chose to use the new CELEBRATIONS DEMI PHRASES SET. When I first saw this set, I immediately thought the semi circle shape could form frosting on a cupcake!

I made six cards utilizing my Spellbinders scallop rectangle die. Next, I chose various colors of designer papers and embellishment to create a fun set. I have clear envelopes that I purchased at clearbags.com that will work perfectly! The cards are just the right size to hold a gift card, attach to a gift bag, or how about setting one of these along side a yummy cupcake!

Here is a sampling of three cards together! The colors are bright and fun, suitable for all ages! After stamping a Demi Phrase, I cut it out using a Spellbinders circle nestabilities die. Next, I trimmed the circle to create a straight bottom edge. Along the straight edge I used my scallop scissors, then shaded around the entire frosting piece.

JustRite Demi Phrases fit the 2" round wood stamper, as well as the 1 5/8" round and the 1 3/8" x 2 5/15" oval stamper. For my cards today I used the 1 5/8" round as you see set with the Sprinkled with Love phrase in the above photo.
I packaged the cards together in a cello bag, folded the top, punched two holes, and tied a ribbon to hold the bag closed. LOVE Sharon Johnson's ribbons! I placed the Happy Birthday demi phrase onto my rectangle wood stamper to see how it would stamp! I think it looks pretty good, and was so pleased with how quick and easy it was! Spellbinders tag trio die was used to cut stamped sentiment. A few more buttons and embellishments and the tag was all set, packaged and ready for gift giving! Three more cards, each with various embellishments and ribbons used. The cupcake liner was put through the crimper for a realistic cupcake liner look. Some designer papers show this better than others.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Be sure and visit the JustRite blog and all the JustRite team members blogs for inspiration upon inspiration! You'll be so glad you did! JustRite Stamperswww.justritestampers.blogspot.com

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Egg-stra Special

I LOVE rice krispie treats! They are easy to make and oh, so good! Years ago I spied in Family Fun Magazine, filled plastic eggs with Rice Krispie treats inside! This year I followed the same idea and used these mini plastic eggs! Bite size! Perfect for not too much, but just enough! Always wash eggs in hot soapy water, rinse and air dry. Another tip is to place a plastic sandwich bag on your hand and lightly rub butter or margarine on the inside of plastic eggs to keep them from sticking. My rice krispie treat recipe makes a 9x13 pan. I don't always want that amount of treats, or I end up eating them all! So to make this even a faster, easier, and quick project, I bought premade rice krispie treats, individually wrapped. I was so pleased how well this worked! They molded perfectly, no waste! And so very fast! I had a pail full of treats in no time! I embellished my clear pail and lid. Tags for Spring stamps, ribbons, ink, and cardstock are from Papertreyink. Fence was created with a Martha Stewart border punch. I stamped, then cut eggs out to place along the fence as well as on the tag and lid. I love how snug the lid fits, ensuring nothing else gets into the pail, since there is food inside!
This project also qualifies for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Incredible Edible Egg Challenge this week! Go check it out and hope you get to play along too! Take good care!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blessed New Baby!

JustRite, and just for Finnean!
Here is an ensemble I made for a special new baby! His name, Finnean, comes from his Irish heritage, and his nickname is Finn! I chose to stamp his nickname onto twill tape for the burp cloth and onto the boat sail for the card. The fabric is flannel on the burp cloth and is hand stitched onto the cloth diaper. A bit of the flannel edge shows on the backside of the diaper to present a more finished look. The edges of cloth diapers are awful! They are crooked, not stitched well, etc. So I thought this was a better way to go. The twill tape and ribbon are first machine stitched onto the flannel material strip, so the stitching is hidden. My hand stitching pretty much non visable too! Have I mentioned how much I love to hand stitch? LOL The crocheted blanket is a big step for me! I taught myselt to crochet last June! Nothing fancy, just double crochet back and forth, with an edging! I knew I wanted a baby card for this set and went browsing over on Splitcoaststampers after searching "baby" in the gallery. I spotted THIS and went from there! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Rochelle! I loved the sailboat look, and thought it would work well with the flannel fabric on the diaper. I added my own touches and love how it turned out! Sentiment is from Just Hatched, Papertreyink. All cardstock and patterned papers are Papertreyink. The blue striped ribbon is from Sharon Johnson's, My Ribbon Sale and the blue twill ribbon on the diaper burp cloth is Papertreyink. How much do I LOVE my JustRite vertical stamper? Well, when I chose the sailboat card design, I wanted to follow through with the same name used on the burp cloth. The letters stamped horizontally using my round 1 5/8 stamper just didn't fit the sail design, so I placed the same Brayton 50pt font onto my vertical stamper, utilizing the same Memento Rich Cocoa ink! Perfect! Talk about customizing and personalization at it's best! If you have not checked out the JustRite store lately, go take a look at all their new products! And be on the lookout for a special blog hop next week! Stay tuned! Take good care! Hope you are having a great week! A special Easter treat tomorrow!