Wednesday, March 31, 2010

JustRite Challenge Peace & Comfort!

Every Friday JustRite Stampers issues a challenge! There are fabulous prizes to be won, so it is definitely worthwhile to check the challenge out each week! HERE are all the details. The current challenge is to make a sympathy, thinking of you card, so this is my take for the challenge this week. The sheer ribbons are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. My card's outside image is taken from JustRite's Tiny Words Set. I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored image with Copic Markers, B15. B17. BG13. I chose to brighten up the card inside. Same Copic markers used as mentioned above. The butterfly is created with a Martha Stewart punch. A MarvyUchida oval scallop punch is used to punch the sentiment image. Decorating a card inside was Splitcoaststampers Monday Challenge this week! Two challenges in one card! The card inside image is taken from JustRite's Thinking of You Set. Patterned paper is Basic Grey's Kioshi found at Joan's Gardens. Cardstock is Papertreyink and SU. SU photo corner punch with some piercing and adhesive gems add interest and frames the card front.
Hope all of you are having a great week so far! I'm finally starting to feel better! Hooray! Still on meds, but what an improvement! I am thankful! Since I have lost so much time being sick, I've had to create some REALLY quick candy bags for Sunday! I will post those tomorrow! See you then, take good care!

Friday, March 26, 2010

It's an Easter Stamp Simply Challenge!

Easter is fast approaching, so today for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge we are making creations that are Easter themed. These could be projects that are specific to the Christian celebration of Easter itself, or more generically to spring! Remember, this challenge is not limited to cards only, anything goes, have fun!
For my creation today, I am using this Hallmark candy dish I bought last year after Easter! I thought it was a steal at $1.50! So, I bagged up some pastel lifesavers, tagged the bag to set in this dish to gift for an Easter treat! The lifesavers are in a cello bag, sorry I didn't get a photo of just the bag! Here is what both look like together. For paper, I opened my scrap paper drawer to find the cardstock needed, and checked out my Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Ribbons to complete the tag! For the tag, I stamped my JustRite Whats Cookin' set image (shown below) with StazOn Black, and proceeded to punch out circles to layer. Foam dimensionals and scor tape are the adhesives used. All in all, pretty simple! Hope you get the chance to play along this week! Remember to link to Mr Linky over on Sharon's blog, or if you upload to Splitcoaststampers, use keyword, snnotime 132. Take GOOD care! You won't want to miss what these talented Stamp Simply Challenge designers have been creating! Click on each name to get to their respective blogs. Sharon Johnson AJ Otto Barbara Anders Deb Saaranen Janine Orchard Jennifer Buck Jenny Gropp Marlene Bender, March Guest Designer Tammy Hershberger Deb Neerman

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

JustRite Mega March Photo Holders!

Welcome to JustRite's Day 2 Mega March HOP!
Each day of the hop JustRite will have five Mystery Blog Candy Prizes hidden along the hop with a total retail value of $600. JustRite will randomly select five mystery blogs each day of the hop to allocate each of the shopping sprees. For your chance to win, leave a little love (a comment) on each designer’s blog including the JustRite blog. The more designers you leave comments with, the better your chances of winning. Each day’s comments will remain open for three days. A winner from each of the mystery blogs’ comments will be randomly chosen using Consult the listing of designers at the JustRite blog each day (each day’s designers will be different) and start out on your way! Good luck to everyone and enjoy all the JustRite eye candy along the hop!
********************************************************** Today during the JustRite Mega March Blog Hop (Day Two) JustRite and its sponsors will be giving away the following five prizes: · $200 JustRite Shopping Spree · $100 Spellbinders Shopping Spree · $100 Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Spree, and · Two additional $100 JustRite Shopping Sprees! *************************************************************
I made little flower pot photo holders for my creation today! I purchased the mini clay pots at Michaels. The clear photo stick is the card holder that florists use in their arrangements. I snapped off the end to fit the height I needed. The stick and stamped flower image is held with plaster paris.
Here is a pic of the three I made. After the plaster paris dried, I applied tacky glue to the top and pressed in moss to cover. Ribbons are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. (Check out their sale, ribbon by the spool and JustRite products!)
JustRite's Beautiful Blossoms set is where the daisy flowers is found. They are Copic colored, and cut out using an craft blade.
The stamped tag image is found in JustRite's Tiny Words set. After stamping with StazOn Black, I punched them out with my 3/4" EK Success circle punch, layered upon a 1" circle.
Another peek, at the three photo holders! Sorry I have been missing in action for a week! Unfortunately, I have been very sick, and had to miss ankle therapy for a week pushing back that progress! It never ends! LOL! TAKE GOOD CARE! Blog comments for Day Two will be open until Friday at 6pm EST. On Saturday, JustRite will announce on their blog which five blogs have the mystery candy for Day Two. You will need to go to the JustRite blog to determine where you need to go to find out if you are one of the five lucky winners. JustRite Inspiration Blog Sharon Harnist Sankari Wegman Marianne Walker Michelle Wooderson Linda Duke Barb Schram, YOU ARE HERE! Eva Dobilas Liz Weber Jeanne Streiff Lori Craig Sharon Johnson Michelle Woerner Sherry Cheever Keri Lee Sereika Lauren Meader Michele Boyer Lucy Abrams Janine Blackwelder Edna Morrisedie Deb Saaranen Melody Rupple Charmaine Ikach Michelle Giraud Amy Crockett Lydia Fiedler Kelly Landers Amber Hight Margie Higuchi Mary Pfaff Debbie Seyer

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Going Green, Recycled JustRite 3D Creation!

Yesterday I mentioned I was working on this heart bunny! I have recycled a heart shaped Valentine box to create this adorable container. Every week JustRite sponsors a challenge! This week the challenge is about going green, meaning recycling. I love to repurpose, recycle, and stretch the use of alterable items, so I am especially excited to show you what I made! All details are HERE regarding the challenge! Take a look, there is a $50.00 prize this week! For the bow tie center, my image comes from JustRite's Stitched With Love Set. It is stamped with StazOn black ink, with a SU button tied on with twine string from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The darling heart stickers are Rain Dots from GinaK. ( I just went to the GinaK store and it looks like they are out, a punched cardstock heart would work as well!) Eyes are buttons from my stash, with adhesive pearls added, as well as pearls for the mouth. I will be gifting this bunny at a baby shower this weekend, for a little boy. He has already arrived and I thought we could go with the First Easter theme! I have to make my card yet!
This is the Valentine box with lid I started with.
I did not want any pink edging showing, so I sanded and painted the lid edges.
The lid was traced onto white cardstock and cut out to create the bunny face.
After I cut the heart shape face out, I distressed the edges with my MM distressing tool. I think this gives a fur like look!
Here is a pic of the lid before I attached the bunny face! It will not fall off! The cheeks are created with a sponge dauber and red pastel chalk. All Papertreyink designer paper is adhered with Scor tape. I just realized I did not take a side pic so you could see the covered box. I will take a picture and post when I get the camera out again!
For the bow tie, I punched two scalloped hearts with my purple MarvyUchida punch. I used my Spellbinders Labels Six, die #3 for the stamped center. Papertreyink Spring Rain ink shading is applied with dauber around scallop hearts, and center. The ribbon and string is found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!
Here is the Momma Bunny and Baby bunny! All info regarding the baby bunny is HERE. There you have it, darling gift boxes, created with recycled Valentine heart containers! Just Cute as a Button!Hope you can play along and win that $50.00 gift certificate!
Thanks for stopping by! I love having you visit and appreciate it beyond words! Take good care! See you tomorrow!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's A Color Challenge! Pink & Green!

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge this week, ssnotime130 is A COLOR CHALLENGE! This week we are going with an all time favorite, PINK AND GREEN, with added BROWN as an option. Anything goes - have fun! We can't wait to see what you all come up with! Be sure to link on Sharon's blog with Mr Linky and share your creation!
I decided to get some Easter favors completed this week! The small pillow boxes are from GinaK. They are so cute! I filled them with jelly beans, just enough for a taste, not the whole bag! Which is what I usually eat!
I stamped my chick image with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then colored with Copic Markers, Y15, Y21, RV14, YG06, YR68, W1. The tags were punched using my EKSuccess 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches and attached with a piece of scor tape. The darling chick image is found in JustRite's Favorite Occasions Set. This is a 1 5/8" diameter set, with 10 borders and centers. AND the entire month of March, all 1 5/8" sets are 20% off!
Although I used pink and green in my coloring the real pink and green is in the wonderful polka dot sheer ribbon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! And, of course there are pink and green jelly beans too! Yum! Thanks for stopping to take a look! I appreciate your visits! Take good care! Wait till you see what these talented Stamp Simply Challenge designers have been creating! Sharon Johnson AJ Otto Barbara Anders Deb Saaranen Janine Orchard Jennifer Buck Jenny Gropp Marlene Bender, March Guest Designer Tammy Hershberger Deb Neerman

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog HOP

Welcome to the March Stamp Simply Ribbon Store BLOG HOP! Today's blog hop challenge was to create a 3D item. I chose to create more flower goodness with various ribbons found at the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store!
I placed them in a repurposed prima flower bucket to give away to one lucky blog reader who comments on one of the designers blogs. You will also win a bountiful supply of ribbons from the store too! BLOG CANDY INFO HERE! Patterned paper on the bucket is from October Afternoon's Road Trip paper pad, white is SU.
Here are the flowers that are contained in the bucket. A nice variety of colors and sizes!
I have taken a few individual pics of my favorites. This flower is made with ruffled 3/8" suede ribbon with a suede leaf! LOVE this one!
The 1 1/2" striped ribbon folded in half creates this beauty! A button center tied with striped 3/8" ribbon finishes the look nicely!
1 1/2" gingham ribbon folded in half and gathered is what I used here. A small button with 3/8" matching gingham for the center along with 5/8" twill for leaves is creates the perfect touch!
And probably my most favorite of all! 1 1/4"inch silk ribbon with a suede leaf! So pretty!
I can't wait to see what the incredibly talented designers on the team have been up to, take a look!
Linda Duke- Linda's Works of Heart
Holly McMillen- Toy's Haven Barb Schram- Explore. Dream. Discover.
Sherry Cheever-Walkin' on the Bad Side
Deborah Saaranen- Dream in Color
Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! Take good care!

Monday, March 8, 2010

CPS #157 Sketch Challenge, JustRite!

JustRite Stampers is sponsoring the Card Positioning Systems Sketch Challenge this week! All prize details are HERE. Hope you play along! Good Luck! The Copic colored flower image on my card is found in this JustRite set, Beautiful Blossoms. I chose to cut the image out with my craft knife, and raise the middle image with foam dimensionals. The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from JustRite's set, JustA Note. All 1 5/8" JustRite Stamps are on 20% off this month! Check it out, Great deal!
A closer look at the flower, I added a Taylored Expressions rhinestone dot to each flower center with my Tombow Multi liquid glue. The silk ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! Patterned paper is October Afternoon, Report Card. All cardstock is SU.
Tomorrow is The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store March Blog HOP! Remember THIS ribbon flower goodness? There will be a bucket of that goodness and a ribbon package offered as blog candy! Take good care, see you tomorrow!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Cupcake Tags!

This weeks Stamp Simply Challenge #129 is all about punched borders. There just seems to be more and more border punches available all the time from many different companies. So, the challenge is to use your border punches, or create the semblance of a punched border. You can use Nestabilities to make what resembles a punched border, or even use a corner rounder punch to create a scalloped border.
I used JustRite's Homemade Treats and Borders for my tag stamping! The white portion of the tags is a punched Labels Eight-#5, scored and folded in half to create the tag. I utilized my MS punch on the top ans bottom of my patterned paper. A misc. button with an adhesive pearl is attached with a glue dot.
All cardstock, patterned paper, and ribbon is from Papertreyink. The cupcakes and candles are paper pieced. The stamped image is punched with my 1 3/4" EK Success punch, while the colored circles use a circle Spellbinders die. Quick, simple and so easy! These tags will look yummy on a gift! Take good care! Check out what the talented designers of the Stamp Simply Challenge Team have created this week! Sharon Johnson AJ Otto Barbara Anders Deb Saaranen Janine Orchard Jennifer Buck Jenny Gropp Marlene Bender, March Guest Designer

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Envelope turned Bag A Lope turned Handbag!

When I moved last summer, I did a major clean out of my stamping supplies. I kept this lone envelope that I stamped years ago, it coordinated with a card I made. I loved the colors, the stamps, and now I don't even remember the stamp set or colors of ink! I do remember getting the layout and color idea from the Splitcoaststampers gallery.
So, I sealed the envelope and followed THESE directions for a bag a lope. I folded my envelope so the envie flap is at the top, creating a wider bag a lope as opposed to a taller, more narrow bag.
To finish, I die cut a topper with my Spellbinders Label six die, scored two top lines, used scor tape to attach (the back flap only) onto the envelope. The ribbon slide is attached with scor tape as well. I think this will make a darling gift card holder or small gift package!
My Mom's surgery went well, we got back a little later than expected though and I feel like I am scrabbling today. I start ankle therapy this afternoon, we'll see how that goes! Hopefully it will speed the process of healing, so I can DRIVE again! Take good care, see you tomorrow with a little creation that meets two challenges this week!
SU Envelope, SU Ribbon, SU Stamps & inks, Making Memories ribbon charm, Spellbinders Labels Six-6, Scor tape

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Cupcakes, Anyone?

A quick Birthday card for the cupcake lover in the family! I used JustRite's Homemade Treats Borders and Centers for my center focal point! All cardstock, designer paper, and ribbon is from Papertreyink. Spellbinders Small Oval-3 and Large Oval-3 are the dies used for the stamped cupcake image. Spellbinder Circle and Scallop circle dies are used on the border stamped sentiment. The card front bottom edge is created with my Martha Stewart border punch. A little Y15 Copic coloring on the cake and flame! Cupcake liners and candles are paper pieced.
Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! I wanted to check in before I head off on a little road trip today. My Mom is having minor surgery, so hopefully I will be back tomorrow! Take Good Care!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ribbon Flower Goodness!

I've been having the most fun playing with all the gorgeous ribbons from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! Here are a few of the floral embellishments I made. Crochet lace, gingham, silk, velvet, and polka dot sheer are the types I used for these flowers. The pink gingham flower is created by folding the 1 1/2" gingham ribbon in half, running the stitch along the two edges and pulling to gather. I then added a crocheted flower and button on top. The green 3/4" velvet ribbon is not folded, with a gathering stitch along one edge and pulled. A crochet flower and button also are sewn atop the flower. This rose beauty is the same ribbon I used for the smallest gingham flower, only I did not fold the 1 1/2" ribbon, I ran a gathering stitch along one edge to gather, sewing the base as I went along to get the rose look. A 1/2" gingham ribbon piece is sewn in the rose center.
Here is a three tier silk ribbon flower, meaning, I made three separate flowers and then sewed them together. The bottom layer is the 1 1/4" ribbon, gathered along one edge, pulled and sewn together. The middle flower is the same ribbon, with the edge folded over, stitched, and gathered to make the flower slightly smaller. The top flower is made again, with the same satin ribbon, only folded in half, gathered, with a sheer 1/2" ribbon flower and bottom sewn atop!

I was very pleased with these pom pom flowers. I didn't set out to have them look like this, but I LOVE them. Again 1 1/2" sheer ribbon folded in half, stitched along the edges to gather, I used more ribbon to continue the build up of gathers, and the slight stiffness of the ribbon creates the kind of folds you see.

So there you have it! My play time results with a few of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store ribbons. There are so many more ribbons I can't wait to get my hands on! HERE is the spot you can view all the gorgeous ribbon goodness. Be sure to scroll down the page to view them all!

TAKE GOOD CARE! I hope you are having a marvelous Monday! See you tomorrow!