Thursday, May 27, 2010

Since we are getting into the holiday mood, how about a holiday card? I Copic colored this little guy last December, and finally got him on a card! He is from a set called, The Wonder by Penny Black. I purchased my set at Joan's Gardens. My sentiment banner uses JustRite's Brayton font, then to cut banner out, I used a Spellbinders Labels Trio die. Cardstock is from Papertreyink, patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket. 5/8" Twill and Ribbon and jute string is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Thank you for stopping by! Love it when you do! I'll be back at midnight with my Stamp Simply Challenge creation! Take Good Care!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

JustRite 2010 Catalog & Idea Book HOP

It's never too early to think Christmas! Right? What do you think of all those gorgeous NEW Christmas images on the cover JustRite's NEW 2010 Catalog & Idea Book? If you're not thinking Christmas just yet, THIS will definitely help get you started! JustRite will be introducing NINE new Christmas/Holiday stamp sets and over 37 new products. Important 2010 JustRite Catalog & Idea Book details:
  • Retails for $6.95 and NOW available for pre-order, catalogs will ship at the beginning of June, all info HERE
  • Inspiration Guide of 84 pages with 127 Design Team project ideas, and complete supply lists for over 75 projects
  • Includes all current sets along with the next four months releases
  • Check off the stamps you have & the catalog becomes your easy JustRite reference guide

Today I get to share one of the creations I contributed to the 2010 JustRite Catalog & Idea Book. Each JustRite designer is sharing one of their creations with you today, giving insight to what is printed throughout this spectacular new catalog! What a treat! I used JustRite's Just A Little Caffeine Set for this fun card!

What's that on the lower left side of the catalog cover? JustRite will begin introducing CLEAR STAMP BLOCKS on June 1st. These blocks are the same great design as our wood blocks but make positioning your images a breeze. Be sure to check it out the week of June 1st.
Hop on through JustRite's talented Designer blogs for all the inspiration one could ask for! Have fun and TAKE GOOD CARE! JustRite Inspiration Blog Becca Feeken Debbie Olson Michelle Wooderson Stephanie Kraft Sharon Johnson Sharon Harnist Kazan Clark Kellie Fortin Heidi Blankenship Barb Schram, you are here! Kathy Jones Michele Kovack Angela Barkhouse Sankari Wegman

Monday, May 24, 2010

A Polka Dot Tea Party!

Sharon Johnson, of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is sponsoring the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room this week. She is offering a wonderful prize package! All details on how to win is HERE. This tea party set is the inspiration! And what an inspiration it is, whether using the polka dots, or a tea party theme, this will help get those creative juices flowing!
And here is the yummy kit, Sharon is offering! This kit features October Afternoon's paper, The Thrift Shop along with all that gorgeous ribbon!
And a close up of my super simple card! All paper is from October Afternoon's Ducks in a Row. I cut the letters from on of the pages to create my sentiment, as well as punching 4 circles to create my shabby flower. The paper ruffle is a strip of polka dot paper crunched, gathered, and secured with scor tape. Sheer ribbon is found at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Several of The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Design Team members are playing along with The Shabby Tea Room challenge. Go check The Shabby Tea Room out, along with these super talented designers! Have a marvelous Monday and take good care!

Friday, May 21, 2010

You've Got Mail- Gone Askew!

Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge this week is, Gone Askew. The challenge is so easy! Here is what you do, place your focal image askew on your card. No trying to center it perfectly, just place it askew.

So, for my card today, I decided to pull out one of my Melanie Muenchinger designed GinaK stamp sets, Tech Talk. I've not had a chance to play with this particular set, and I LOVE the laptop image! One of many perks to Melanie's sets, is the numerous stamps in each set, stuffed with so many options! There are endless possibilities! I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored with Copics, W1, W5, C1, C3, BG10. I cut laptop image out and adhered to my green and grey paper. All solid colored designer papers are from Pink Paislee's Bayberry Cottage. The patterned designer paper is from October Afternoon's Report Card. You can find these papers for purchase HERE at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

We hope you'll go askew with us this week! You can play anytime, as many times as you want! If you upload your creation to Splitcoaststampers, please use keyword, ssnotime140. And don't forget to upload over on Sharon's Mr Linky!
Check the super talented Stamp Simply Challenge Designers to see what they have been up to this week!
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday Ramblings!

Good Thursday Morning! Some random information to share today! First, I am beyond excited to get the opportunity to meet Debbie Olsen! Yup, you read that correctly! She is going to be teaching a Copic class on Saturday, June 12, in my hometown! I can hardly contain myself! Is is going to far to ask her for an autograph? I'll let you know how it goes. LOL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Secondly, a question answer. The paper used in the accordion gift card holder is October Afternoon's Ducks in a Row. It can be purchased HERE at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I just noticed there are new October Afternoon papers now, and a SALE on lace ribbons. Check it out!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thirdly, I know I have not been posting regularly. There is a reason! I have been assisting my daughter with wedding preparations, mostly reception decor. I'm loving it, and will have a lot to share as we roll along. The reception is in late July. Think pink, brown, and lots of paper made items! SOOOO much fun but very time consuming. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it and want you to know how much it means to me! Have a great day and I'll be back at midnight with a Stamp Simply Challenge creation, think askew! Take good care!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Here is the completed inside of the accordion gift card holder I made for Sharon Johnson's Friday's Stamp Simply Challenge. HERE is that post! Each pocket has a removable piece. The first will be used to attach a gift card. (I have included glue dots for my friend to use) The second pocket is for a special written message, to and from, etc. And the third pocket will house a flat piece of yummy chocolate! A close of my stamped image. A simply Thank You on coordinating cardstock works well! Various pearls, buttons, punches create all the embellishments. Pretty easy! The gorgeous ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. It is 1" wide pink satin ribbon. And here is the JustRite set I took my stamped image from, Just A Note. This set can be found in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store HERE. (scroll down the page a bit to locate) So there you have it! A wonderful way to present a special gift! Take good care!

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's a Stamp Simply Sketch Challenge!

Today fellow team designer, Jenn Buck created our Stamp Simply sketch challenge. Thank you SO much, Jenn! It’s a terrific one and we can’t wait to see all the creations it inspires! I used this fantastic sketch for the front of this accordion gift card holder. I had to adjust the size a bit, and turn my square focal point image, but all in all, I love the look!
Here is the sketch for you to follow. Please upload using keyword ssnotime139 over on Splitcoaststampers, link to Sharon's Mr Linky over on her blog, or be sure to leave a comment so we can come see what you created! And the most important requirement of all, have FUN!
Now for a few details. My image comes from the JustRite Set, Applique. I am in LOVE with these images. AND this is your lucky shopping day! ALL JustRite products are on SALE in The Stamp Simply Store! That's right, 20% off until Tuesday, May 18th, 8am eastern standard time! I used Copic markers on my Memento Tuxedo stamped image. I then cut the image using my square EKSuccess punch. All cardstock is SU, and all patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Duck in a Row. LOVE this paper! It can be purchased HERE.
And another angle of the front of the accordion! The buttons are sewn with my 1/8" silk ribbon, and the image buttons have a beautiful sheer polka dot ribbon. All ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! *********************************************************************
Thanks so much for stopping by! Tomorrow I will show you the inside of this accordion gift card holder. I am creating two of them for my friend who is battling breast cancer, she wants to gift her chemo nurses. She's always thinking of others, and I am thankful I can help her in such a small way! Take good Care!!!
Check the super talented Stamp Simply Challenge Designers to see what they created with Jenn's sketch!
Deb Neerman: Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat. Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty AJ Otto: The Willow Garden Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Card Positioning Systems Sketch #166

Did you get a chance to hop The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Shabby Blog HOP yesterday? There is still blog candy up for grabs, the terrific Blue Awning KIT from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! It is found HERE ! You have until this Friday, 6pm eastern standard time to enter! All designer links and details are HERE in my previous post! Good Luck!

Here is my take on the CardPositioning Systems layout challenge this week! The JustRite sponsored sketch is pictured on the left. It is a real challenge for me to create this size card! Thank goodness for challenges! I did adapt the sizing though! lol The size of my card for this CPS #166 is 5 1/2" x 3 1/2" making it suitable to fit a A4 envelope. All cardstock is SU with the exception of the Papertreyink Vintage Cream.

And here is a closeup pic of the stamped image. It can be found in JustRite's Applique Square centers and borders set. The image is colored with Copic Markers, C1, C3, Y08, Y11, G03, YG08. Just look at all the coloring possibilities in this set!!! Oh my! Not enough hours in a day! The gorgeous ribbon is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store! The silk ties so smoothly! And the buttons are tied with 1/8" silk too! LOVE that look! Hope you get a chance to play along with the CPS sketch this week! Check out all the details HERE for your chance to win some candy, sponsored by JustRite!

Thanks so very much for stopping by! It means so much to me that you take time to come and visit! Take good care!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's a Shabby BLOG HOP! Stamp Simply Style!

It's that time of the month! Time for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Blog HOP! And it's a shabby one at that! Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice!) and enjoy! Sharon Johnson is offering this spectacular Blue Awning Kit as BLOG CANDY today! What gorgeous paper, ribbon, and embellishments! I hope this yummy candy will soon be yours! Good Luck! At 6 p.m. EST on Friday, May 14 one of our 7 blogs will be selected from which to choose the winner. Then will be used again to select the winning commenter from that blog. The winner will be posted either Friday night or Saturday morning on Sharon's BLOG! *********************************************************************
As a special addition to our Simply Shabby Blog Hop, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is pleased to feature ALL JUSTRITE PRODUCT on sale for 20% OFF, running for one week, until 8 a.m. EST, Tuesday, May 18. All prices shown in the store pages are FULL priced — your 20% discount will be reflected on your invoice. Email to order. All JustRite products can be seen HERE.
********************************************************************* Now on to my shabby project! I chose to embellish this tin star, that can easily be used as wall decor, set on a shelf, or kept flat on a table! I found this piece at my local Dollar General store! With Memorial Day around the corner, July 4th this summer, and wanting a bit of a patriotic theme, I thought this fit the bill perfectly!
Wanting to spell WELCOME, I went to my trusty 95pt Times New Roman font, included in this 2" Round Monogram kit, that also includes 4 borders & other size fonts. It's located HERE in The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. (scroll down a bit on the page to locate)
I used my Spellbinders Stars 5 Nestabilities to cut several stars, crinkled them for that shabby detail and stacked together to create a star embellishment. The gorgeous silk ribbon is found HERE at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store (scroll down a tad to see all the beautiful silk ribbons available!) Star paper is found in October Afternoon's Report Card paper pad, the decorative red on banner is from PinkPaislee's 365 degrees paper pad, both found HERE at The Stamp Simply Store too! Check out our talented designer's shabby creations, you will not want to miss a single one! Remember to leave a comment here and on all the blogs to increase your chances of winning that yummo blog candy! Enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!!! Sharon Johnson - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store blog Linda Duke Sherry Cheever Deborah Saaranen Michelle Woerner Barb Schram Holly McMillen

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother's Day, Paperweights, & JustRite, OH MY!

It's Friday, and time for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge! Since it's Mother's Day weekend, the challenge is to make a card or project suitable for Mother's Day! Now, many of you do not wait until the last minute (like me!) and very well have all your cards created & signed and gifts bought & wrapped! So, if that is the case, make a card or project that is suitable for a female!!! I chose to make a 3D project this week, Mother's Day paperweights! I used one of JustRite's NEW April release sets, Kaleidoscope Borders & Centers (Round 2-3/8") This set is on sale too, a shopping bonus! I love the intricate patterns found in this set. Variations in coloring gives each design their own unique look, every time! Here are four combinations I stamped and colored. The top right center & lower left center are the same stamp! Look how different they appear! All with the use of Copic markers. The top row uses GinaK cardstock, the bottom row utilizes Papertreyink Vintage Cream cardstock. Memento Tuxedo black ink is used for stamping.
Let's start at the beginning of this super simple project! Here are the glass tealights I used for my paperweights. You can see on the package, how the glass tealight holders are meant to be used. I inverted the glass holder also pictured above, so the top is really the bottom of my paperweight.
Around the opening where you would normally set the tealight, I used 1/8" Scor-Tape (Joan's Gardens) around the edge to hold my stamped images. I peeled the tape strip, turned the glass over, positioning above my stamped punched image, and lightly pressed down.
After I was satisfied with the placement, I turned the glass over and ran my finger around where the tape was placed to firmly secure. Worked perfectly! And oh, so easy!
Looking through the bottom side of this glass piece (which is now the paperweight top) actually reduces the center image, instead of magnifying. So the images worked perfectly for this size tealight holder. Because the stamped borders are seen through the outer rim area of the glass, it appears a bit magnified.
Here is a side view to give you an idea of the height of the paperweight. When I make these again, I will add gems, pearls, etc. Because where the center sits is where the tealight would be placed, leaving empty space, which could certainly accommodate embellishments! Why didn't I think of that before!!! There you have it, the simplest paperweights I've ever made! And I love how they look too! Thanks for stopping by! Tomorrow, I have a long over due wall decor item to share, and a side note about where I've been lately! Be sure to check out all the Mother's Day creations by our talented Stamp Simply Designers! Be patient as all the designers get their creations uploaded! All should be up by morning! Remember to go to Sharon's blog to get all the Mr Linky and upload info! Sharon Johnson
Sherry Cheever, Guest Player this week!
Theresa Kline, April & May Guest Designer