Friday, February 25, 2011

Song In My Heart!

What makes your heart sing? Precious grandbabies make my heart sing and what a song they leave on my heart! I picked up two pink frames while holiday shopping last year and they've set on my desk ever since. We've recently welcomed two beautiful baby girls into our family and I wanted to embellish the frames in some way before I gifted them! (The baby in the frame IS the pic that came with the frame, NOT my grandbaby!) JustRite's NEW Song In My Heart set is pictured above. I love the blessings sentiment, it perfectly expresses how the grandbabies touch my life! It's a JustRite Original Oval set featuring 4 Designer Centers with 4 borders. The oval 2 1/4" x 3 1/16" block is used with these images. Prima Flowers and Silk Ribbon found HERE, at The Stamp Simply RIBBON STORE! I shaded the edges of my stamped white cardstock with Tim Holtz Tattered Rose ink. The oval border is stamped with the rose ink too on a blush colored cardstock. LOVE the look of that silk ribbon threading the buttons!
Take a look at the JustRite designers who have some Song in my Heart inspiration for you!
Barb Schram (that's me!)
I think this project fits nicely over at The Shappy Tea Room challenge #50 this week! The challenge is to use button and bows on your creation! The Shabby Tea Room always has such wonderful and inspiring entries to view each week as a result of their weekly challenges! Go take a look, I think you'll agree! Have a great weekend and Take Good Care!
STAMPS: Song in my Heart (JustRite Stampers)
INK: StazOn Black, Tim Holtz Tattered Rose & Old Paper Distress (Joan's Gardens)
PAPER: Stampers Select White (Papertreyink), Blush (SU)
DIES/PUNCHES: Large Classic Oval Dies #3 & #4, Labels Six #4
OTHER: Purchased Frames (Younkers), Spring Mix Buttons (Papertreyink), Silk Ribbons & Prima Flowers (The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Adhesives

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Happy Birthday! Elegant Birdhouse Style!

Today JustRite Stampers is unveiling a NEW set, Elegant Frames and I get to show you a A2 size card I made showcasing one of its images and sentiments! I've paired the sentiment and frame with an image from JustRite's Birdhouse set!
Elegant Frames is a CLING set featuring 11 stamps. The stamps are deeply etched red rubber mounted on static cling foam. They come to you on the back of storage panel shown above and makes storage in JustRite's mini binder box a snap! Stamp storage goodness!
The birdhouse image is found in JustRite's Birdhouses Set shown above! It's a JustRite original set that features 4 Designer Centers and 4 Borders that fits the 3 1/4" Round Stamper. My image is Copic colored then die cut using a round classic Spellbinders die.
For the card's gray panel, I went back to basic watermark stamping. This is one of the first types of stamping I tried many, many years ago! Watermark stamping creates the stamped image in a darker shade of the cardstock. For this creation I utilized the smallest stamp in the set and stamped it in a circle along the paper. I did not have to be precise making the task less fussy and FUN!
Designer paper used is Bayberry Cottage from PinkPaislee found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store. When die cutting the papers I cut the #2 die cut in half, trimmed it, then taped behind the wine die cut frame, adding a bit more interest. The bow is made with a gorgeous sheer ribbon found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store! The string on the button and the looped string hanging the birdhouse are recycled from the package the buttons were purchased on.
The following JustRite Designers have some stamping goodness to share today:
Kellie Fortin, Polished to Perfection
Angela Barkhouse, Snippets of Paper
Heidi Blankenship, Embellished Dreams
Sharon Harnist, Paper Fections
Barb Schram, Explore.Dream.Discover. (That's Me!)
Thank you for stopping by today, I love it when you do! Tomorrow I have the most precious creation to share using yet another NEW JustRite release set! See you then and Take Good Care!
STAMPS: Elegant Frames (JustRite Stampers), Birdhouses (JustRite Stampers)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black & London Fog, VersaMark Watermark, Adirondack Currant
PAPER: Stampers Select White & Aqua Mist (Papertreyink), SU Wine & Grey Cardstock, PinkPaislee Bayberry Cottage Designer Papers (The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store)
DIES/PUNCHES: Labels Six #2, #3, #4, #5, Classic Small Round #4, Classic Scalloped Border Petities, (Spellbinders)
OTHER: Copic Markers, Sewing machine, Sheer Ribbon & Kaiser Adhesive Pearls (The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Dill Button (local fabric store), Adhesives

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Easter Card & SALES!!!

How about a cheery JustRite Easter 4" x 4"card today? Even though there is a foot of snow on the ground, we have the promise of warmer days ahead! Right? This guy just makes me smile!
JustRite's Just Ducky is designed by Children's Book Author & Illustrator, Elizabeth O. Dulemba. The set consists of of 14 cling stamps with versatile usage for many occasions! What you see is how the set comes to you, the Cling stamps are on the back of this heavy plastic storage panel, ready to be placed in JustRite's Cling Stamp Mini Binder Box. Stamp storage at its best!
******************************************************* And JustRite Stampers has a SEASONAL"Cling" merchandise SALE running now! Select sets are 25% off!
JustRite Stampers Retirement Sale! Don't forget JustRite is making room for 2011 Introductions! Save up to 30% off! Hurry and enjoy the savings, once the sets are gone, they are no longer available!
Let's talk about the card! The designer paper die cut panel is split and taped to peek out the top and bottom of the stamped image panel. Copic Markers used are Y11, Y15, Y17, YR68, B32, B34, YG13, YG17, CO, C1, T2, O. The terrific twill ribbon and bakers string are from The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store. I ran a stitch down the middle of the ribbon and gathered before inserting into the two slot punched openings and adhering to back of card panel. The designer paper is October Afternoon's Fly a Kite paper found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store as well. AND Sharon is running a sale on her papers to make room for all the new goods coming in! Take a look HERE, scroll a bit down in the post to see the sale papers!
Thank YOU for stopping by! I brought my husband home last Friday night from the hospital again! He was not happy having to spend another week! Please continue to pray for continued healing! Take good care and I'll be back tomorrow with a card using one of JustRite's new release sets!
STAMPS: Just Ducky (JustRite Stampers)
INK: Memento Tuxedo Black, Cottage Ivy
PAPER: White & Orange (PTI), Blue & Yellow (Prism Papers), October Afternoon Fly a Kite Designer Paper (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store)
DIES/PUNCHES: Labels Two #5 (Spellbinders), Spellbinders Nested Frames Dies (JustRite), Slot Punch (SU)
OTHER: Twill & MS Bakers String (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), sewing machine, MM edge distressor, Copic Markers, craft knife, misc button

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Marshmallow Hearts Valentine's Day!

I have a treat to share I made for Valentine's Day! This is not a new idea, just a new play on a wonderful easy marshmallow treat to create! We've all seen marshmallows dipped and decorated, but when I saw these heart shaped marshmallows, I knew I wanted to dip these for Valentine's Day! (**I meant to post on Monday but unfortunately my husband went back into the hospital. Please continue to pray for him as medical staff are trying to figure out why an intestinal blockage occurred so close to post surgery! THANK YOU!) Of course this treat needed a Happy sentiment! And there is no better stamp set to accommodate the tag needs for any creation than JustRite Stampers Happy Everything Set! I used my Tombow Multi Liquid glue and Martha Stewart coarse glitter on the stamped rectangle! Martha Stewart Bakers String & Gorgeous Sheer Ribbon are found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store! And here is a peek at the entire Happy Everything Set. My, oh MY! This is the perfect set to meet all my tag needs all year long! For my tag I used three of the included Spellbinder custom dies, just so easy to have all the custom fit dies at my fingertips! This set includes 19 stamps, 4 custom dies, and the clear block stamper! Here is a photo of the ingredients! These hearts would be perfect for a wedding shower, girl baby shower, girls birthday party! Oh my the possibilities are endless! Here is a picture of my makeshift double boiler, I had to use a hot pad on the edge of the bowl as it got too warm for bare hands. This is all the candy melts I used, the rest will be saved for that yummy popcorn I make!
A peek at the bottom of the glass container, I used some melted candy discs to secure floral foam to the bottom of glass. When placing the lollipop stick into the marshmallow, twist gently as you are pushing it up into the marshmallow. This will help prevent squishing the marshmallow! I then dipped the heart into the melted candy melts and then sprinkled over a paper plate!
There are an abundant amount of marshmallows in the bag, so I used them for filler as well. Now, I would not allow anyone to eat these marshmallows that are touching the floral foam but I think this makes a wonderful display of the special treats. So pull out those marshmallows and give this a try!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I so appreciate your visits, I'm off to the hospital to see my hubby, I will be back soon! Take good care and please keep praying!
STAMPS: Happy Everything Tag & Die Set (JustRite Stampers)
INK: StazOn Black
PAPER: SU Red, Bazill Pink, Papertreyink White
DIES/PUNCHES: Spellbinders Custom Dies (JustRite)
OTHER: Sheer Ribbon & MS Bakers String (Stamp Simply RIBBON Store), Marshmallow (local supermarket), Lollipop Sticks, Candy Melts & Sprinkles (Michaels), Glass container (Dollar Store), Green Floral Foam (Michaels),

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Using that RIBBON for Diaper Cakes!

I've been meaning to post these from our youngest daughter's baby shower last fall. Ribbon is not just for paper crafting embellishing, it certainly works well on on other projects such as these adorable diaper cakes! All ribbon is found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store. The Puppy's bow is made with 1.25″ Crochet Lace in Parrot Green and 1/2"wrinkle ribbon. I secured the diapers with a large rubber band and covered it with Webster’s Pages Fabric Flower Bloomers! So simple yet the ribbon embellishing gave each cake the look we were going for!
The color inspiration for the shower was this plate we used, love the colors here, as many of these colors are in all the nursery decor.
Here is a tiered cake, again covering the rubber bands with the trims and ribbons! Love the 3/4" pleated pink trim! I used pink sheer rosettes for the bottom tier, I even had one left for the cake top to use with 1" pink sheer ribbon! The green ribbon is 1″ Stitched Satin, all found at The Stamp Simply RIBBON Store!
I've been getting back to creating some while taking care of my husband, I will have some creations soon! Thanks so much for stopping by! Take Good Care!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I'm Here!

Hi Friends! A quick stop to let you know I've been with my husband who has been battling Crohn's Disease for over 20 years! He had major surgery last week along with a few bumps in the road! If you would say a prayer for a full recovery, we would be so appreciative! He's been in the hospital for a week, and I have been staying with him! I'll be back soon!
Take Good Care and give those you love a
mighty big hug today!