Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gingerbread Candle Man!

Ahhhh...life is good! I had a super, wonderful, fantastic, few days! My husband was gifted a golf/resort stay. As he golfed, I stamped, colored, and watched one of my favs, the Food network channel! The lake view was awesome...the dinners and sunsets were perfect and I even did a little shopping! Here is one of my purchases, this darling gingerbread candle! I knew I had this extra little gingerbread image waiting in my studio! Isn't he cute? Perfect for a little hostess gift! I used foam tape to attach my Copic colored image to a white cardstock circle. Music dp is Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly, and distressed dp is Basic Grey. The mini gingerbread cookie cutters are from Jesse James Company and were purchased in a "Dress It Up" package from Michaels. Hemp twine ties the tag onto the candle. The JustRite image is from their Favorite Occasions set. I used the same image HERE.
Hope you are all having a great week so far! Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you tomorrow! Take good care!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Don't forget!

Today is the final day of JustRite's Mega Font sale! 30% off! Check out Angela's desk top calendar posted on the JustRite BLOG! Super cool!
I'm going out of town for a couple days, last minute trip with my hubby! But will return this weekend! Hope you've had a great week so far!
Take good care!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Personalizing, JustRite!

Who do you have on your Christmas list? Teachers at school? Family members? Co-workers? Child care provider? Church members? Special friends? Neighbors? Open House gatherings? Hairdresser? The list goes on and on...and today I have two inexpensive ornaments that can fill that little something you need for holiday gift giving! Personalized the JustRite way! Adding a name, special message, or date gives special meaning and personalizes your creation. I hope this will help you get a head start on your Christmas list!
Check out the JustRite BLOG for complete details of today's creations! This is Day FIVE of JustRite guest blogging; sending a ginormous, heartfelt THANK YOU to JustRite for having me and allowing me to share with all of you!
Be sure to get in on JustRite's Mega Font SALE,
30% off through September 24! Take good care!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Snowflakes are...

Did you all enjoy the Mega Font HOP with JustRite stampers last Thursday and Friday? What creations...and inspiration galore! HERE is where you can still go a hoppin' and find idea after idea! Click on the sidebar hop icons located on the right. Enjoy.
I have a card made with the Card Positioning Systems sketch. JustRite is sponsoring the challenge this week! Here is my peek of what I created...click here to see the entire creation for my fourth day of Guest Blogging! ! Take good care and I'll be back tomorrow with my final JustRite guest blogging creation! Thinking Christmas, ornaments, and economical ! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Margie's Salad Dressing/JustRite Mega Font Hop/Day TWO

While our girls were growing up, we lived in a wonderful neighborhood, with terrific neighbors. Because we lived quite a distance from relatives, and my hubby always worked holidays, weekends, our neighbors became family. We ate together, celebrated birthdays, and helped one another often. One particular couple, were school teachers, with Margie teaching Home Economics. Boy, could she cook! I learned so much from her, and she and her husband were like grandparents to our girls. What a blessing!
We have since moved from that wonderful neighborhood, Margie and her hubby retired and moved north, and our girls have ventured away from the nest. I often share recipes from time to time at their request. Margie used to make this salad dressing often and it became a favorite! Thinking I wanted to create recipe cards for our daughters with this particular salad dressing recipe, led me to JustRite's Preserves Set. It is pictured above on my JustRite 2 3/8" round wooden block. I chose the salsa image but wanting the image to say "Salad" (instead of salsa) I reached for my JustRite Brayton Font. I used 50pt font for the word Salad, 50pt and 25pt for Margie's name on the card. I used my JustRite 1 5/8" round wooden block and JustRite 1 3/8" x 3 1/2" rectangular stamper to set my letters. I'm not fond of my own handwriting, but know when I reach for a recipe that has been handwritten by Margie it pulls at the heart. Hopefully my girls will feel the same.
As this idea developed, it seemed I saw items that were salad related and the gift grew! Bamboo salad utensils, an Oil/Vinegar Cruet, and look at that salad dish towel. All tied together with Papertreyink and Sharon Johnson ribbons! After backing the recipe card with black cardstock, I placed it atop a flat 6" X 8 1/2" cello bag for the photo. I trimmed the cello bag side to fit the card, hoping this will keep the recipe card looking like new! LOL The recipe cards are from Papertreyink.
Copics used: O(colorless blender), G07, G21, G24,G99, YG06, YG09, BV08, V12, V15, B17, R22, R27, YR09, YR65, Y08, Y15, Y17. Spellbinder circle die cut image is placed on black card stock. My salad banner is trimmed to circle, bottom vegetables are cut out and adhered with foam tape. I know my girls frequently visit here, so act surprised, ladies when I give you your Recipe Gift set!I hope you like!
  • We are on Day Two of the JustRite Mega Font Hop that features 56 talented designers in total. If you missed yesterdays blog hop, click HERE. The links are all direct to the designer's font posts. You won't believe what awesome projects these girls have designed for you. AND to top it all, JustRite is offering a 30% off sale of ALL font sets through September 24! Hooray!
  • To give you a little incentive, to leave these talented designers some love, we have MYSTERY BLOG CANDY being given away. Do you want to win some candy? This is the mystery; no one knows which blog will be giving the candy away. Nope, not even the designers! There are THREE blog candy give-a-aways each day, going to 3 random commenters from 3 random designers blogs.
  • So, to get a chance to win some candy, go check out all the designer blogs listed, comment on as many as you can (or all!) from the two day hop! You have until this Sunday at noon EST to leave your comments. Good Luck! Check the JustRite BLOG Sunday evening to see who the lucky MYSTERY BLOG CANDY winners are. Enjoy the hop!

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Debbie Olsen

Jerri Kay Jimenez

Barb Schram That's ME!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

When I Visit Grandma...

I'm not biased at all...but I think this little guy is pretty darn cute. Today is DAY THREE of guest blogging over on the JustRite blog and this item was a joy to create! For all the details and information check out JustRite blog and let me know what you think!
This Thursday and Friday is the huge JustRite Mega Font Blog Hop! TONS of designers and inspiration, all created JustRite for you! You will not want to miss this one!
I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share more photos of this precious boy! Here you go, for your viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

JustRite Playtime!

I so enjoy guest blogging for JustRite and here is Tuesday's sneak peek! Think FUN, playtime, and JustRite! I loved creating this gift item, complete with card for a special new little boy! Hop on over to the JustRite blog and
see it in its entirety!
Remember the JustRite Font Blog Hop this Thursday and Friday! You will not want to miss this huge event! Designers with awesome creations, a JustRite sale, and blog candy given both days! Yes, indeed, it's going to great!
Take good care, hope you are having a Terrific Tuesday! See you tomorrow!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Can you guess?

Just a little peek on what's waiting over on the JustRite Blog. It's a Happy Monday for me, because I'm guest blogging there today, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week! Hooray! And preparations for JustRite's Font Hop this Thursday and Friday are well underway! FUN stuff...So don't wait...get on over to the JustRite Blog and see how yummy this peek really is! Come back and let me know what you think!
Take good care...thanks so much for stopping by! See you tomorrow!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

CPS meets SCS Ways to Use It!

I thought I would try to combine two challenges today, using a JustRite flower image! The Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge (WT235) was to use red! I think this card is screaming a bit of red, don't you? I repurposed a red gift box ribbon to suggest the three boxes in the Card Positioning Systems (CPS 132) layout challenge (two loops and center) and added a cuttlebug panel to tie in the flower theme. Added buttons with bakers string to look like the buttons are stitched. And that helps tie in the stitching on the ribbon edge! The picture glare is pretty bad...I apologize! My tag image is from JustRite's Wood Stamper 2" Set that includes a bonus 15pt. font and flowers/vase center image. I copic colored and added adhesive gem centers to the flower centers, and crystal effects on the vase to suggest glass.
It felt great to finally play in a couple of challenges. Hopefully you will get a chance to play along too! Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! Take good care!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Gingerbread Blessings

Need a little something for holiday gifts, one that is mindful on the budget, and oh...so ready to be personalized with your JustRite touch? That is exactly what this scented spice sachet packet accomplishes! I purchased this sachet at a small gift shop, I'm talking a card shop, loaded with ideas, and has a pharmacy too! Yes, it's one of those small hometown shops! I felt like I had found a goldmine! Of course, you can purchase this type of item at JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, etc. This Gingerbread Spice sachet was only 99 cents! The packaging is darling, and such tasteful work from The Homespun Designs of Angela Anderson. And it looks like it cost far more than 99 cents! SCORE!
When I spied this sachet, I instantly remembered the JustRite gingerbread image from JustRite's Favorite Occasions Set. I cut my border sentiment into two pieces so I could add my own wording on the bottom half of my border. Using my 6pt small letters set (pictured above) I spelled out WARM GINGERBREAD BLESSINGS. It really completes the overall theme of this little gift! That's what I LOVE about JustRite products! I can spell out any name, sentiment, or wording I want. And utilizing a cut half border or using a JustRite DEMI PHRASE makes it even easier.
A closer look at my 1 5/8" round wooden stamper, all set to go! The small letter set is one of the first JustRite products I purchased and I have to tell you, it's still one of my favorites! Makes me feel like I'm setting up a mini printing press!
Using tan cardstock, I stamped my image with Adirondack Espresso ink, and used Copic markers (shown above) to color! After the Copic coloring was completed, I went in with my Inkssentials Opaque white pen on the arm and leg trim.
A closer peek at the Copic Coloring. If time allows, when I choose to gift this item, I can step it up a notch and add some gingerbread cookies, a gingerbread cookie cutter, or an ornament! Oh, the possibilities! JustRite is the Splitcoaststamper product focus today! Check it out, and this YouTube demo! The fantastic designers listed below reveal awesome creations using JustRite's Christmas and Demi Phrase products! You will be so inspired! JustRite Blog Angela Barkhouse Debbie Olsen Kathy Jones Lauren Meader Lisa Somerville Sharon Harnist Michele Kovack Sharon Johnson
Thanks so much for stopping by! I know I have been away from my computer for a week, but have been working on some home settling issues, and some design projects! More on that later! Take good care and may your day be full of love and blessings!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Card For Kate

Remember THIS POST so long ago? Rarely do I keep cards or items I create. They are gifted to loved ones, friends, and those who need a lift. But for some reason I kept this set of cards. I loved everything about them. The out of the box use of Papertreyink's Green Thumb set, the Aqua Mist cardstock, ink, and ribbon, the swiss dot cuttlebugged panel, just everything! Truth be known, I just did not want to part with them. Until now. After visiting Debbie Olsen's blog and reading THIS POST, I knew I wanted to participate and send a card to Kate. (If you would like to visit Jennifer McGuire's info about Kate and her family, click HERE) After seeing Kate's precious picture and reading her story, so heartfelt written by her Mom, I knew this card would be perfect.
But it needed to include her name, so my JustRite cupboard is where I went. I pulled out my neglected Bonus 60pt Times New Roman font to create a name banner utilizing my rectangular stamper. I stamped Kate with Adirondack Espresso ink, clipped end, added a Dill button/ribbon embellishment, and changed up the dress bodice with a piece of aqua mist cardstock. The flower rhinestone was replaced with a brown Kaiser adhesive pearl.
The hanger is a stem stamp, the dress top is the boot top, and the dress skirt is three strawberry stamped images, individually cut out. Love using images in ways otherwise intended! I hope Kate likes it too. Do you have a card(s) to send for the Cards For Kate drive. What a blessing it would be! Take good care!