Thursday, January 31, 2013

JustRite Friday Challenge #089: Anything Goes!

For JustRite's current challenge - anything goes, which means you may use your Favorite JustRite stamp and then tell everyone why it's a fav -- simple/fun/easy, huh?!!!  Yes -- except for picking a fav, that is -- Hee!

This card was created with a fairly new-to-me stamp set (Ooh La La French Frills) for a friend who's 'nickname' is "Sassy" and her favorite color is (obviously) blue!  I'd not had a chance to use this set until now.  It's a fav because it perfectly fit the bill for what I needed and wanted to do for her birthday card this year!

I used the matching Spellbinders' dies here, as well as Samantha Walker's Twisted Metal Tags and Accents' die to back my sentiment. After die cutting the dress form and insert, I stamped the sentiment and insert with Memento's Tuxedo Black ink and colored the flowers/leaves of the dress with Copic markers. Spellbinders' Card Creator A2 Polka Dots die creates the backdrop and finishing my card off is a tiny bow and Want2Scrap's gem flourish colored with B29 Copic marker.

Monday, January 28, 2013

JustRite Friday Challenge #089: Anything Goes!

The current JustRite Friday Challenge: 'anything goes', means you can make a project using ANY JustRite stamp(s) and simply tell why they're your fav. With my daughter and step-daughter both recently engaged, I have been working on several ideas for wedding invitations. Today I'm sharing my creations for Save the Date magnets, wedding invitations and thank you cards using Just Rite's Lace Medallion Labels and Lace Background stamps.

First, my Save the Date magnet was created using the Vintage Love sentiment from Lace Medallion Labels on Ice Silver CS and die cut with JustRite's Custom Nested Oval Medallion Dies by Spellbinders.

Using JustRite's Lace Background stamp as my invitation's backdrop, I inked the stamp with pigment ink and stamped it onto Ice Silver CS. Having created my invitation in Microsoft Word, I printed it on Vellum in black ink and secured it to the CS with matching ribbon laced through the two layers. Metallic envelopes were purchased.

Finally, my thank you's are simple A2 cards stamped with the sentiment and lace border from Lace Medallion Labels and the same ribbon used on the invitations.

I love the vintage and classy look these JustRite Lace stamps add to so many projects and I thought they were absolutely perfect for this wedding set!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

JustRite Friday Challenge #088: Sketch

Hard to believe Valentine's Day is sooo close, so I need to get started on my cards for this upcoming holiday and couldn't think of a better way than to create a card following the current JustRite Papercrafts Friday Challenge sketch!

Starting with Spellbinders' Nested Hearts, cut/embossed from Vintage Cream CS, I stamped JustRite's Lace Medallion Labels "Vintage Love" sentiment, as well as a heart flourish beneath from JustRite's Forever Friends cling set and distressed it with Antique Linen Ink. I also cut cupid and his bow/arrow from a Lifestyle Crafts die.

My BG paper from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found: Union Square was further embellished with a strip of cream crepe paper and striped CS from my MME paper pad for banners down the left side. Across the top I added ruffled ribbon from Making Memories, my cupid and a heart stick pin and completed this Valentine with Want2Scrap black rhinestone flourishes on both lower edges of my heart sentiment centerpiece. Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #102: Got Snow?

Our new challenge today @ My Sheri Crafts asks that you include a snowman or snow 'girl' in your project. I chose to use a retired JustRite stamp set (Vintage Christmas) and follow the current Sketch Challenge at JustRite Papercraft, where Sheri is Challenge Hostess.

I stamped the darling snowman in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers, adding Stickles to the snow.  Using Spellbinders Standard Circles I die cut Mr. Snowman and another red circle backing. I then stamped the snowflake border from this same set onto a small card cut from Labels Twelve and added more Stickles. A stamped sentiment, border and snowflake from JustRite's Antique Christmas Tags: One were added inside the small card, which I attached to the front of my larger card following Sheri's sketch. I'll stamp inside the large card next Holiday Season when I know who'll receive this. It's only January 19th and my first 2013 Christmas card is done -- YAY!!!

I'm also entering my card at: JustRite Friday Challenge #88: Sketch

While contemplating this challenge, I saw this FUN melting snowman project here. After 5 nights here in the desert SW well below freezing, to see a snowman melting seemed fitting to me -- Hee!  I hate cold weather -- give me 110-degree summers over this any day!!! I used the small rock (plentiful in our 'yard') for his head, but my paint was a bit 'yellow', so I covered it in felt instead by just running a basting stitch around a piece of white felt. Then I grabbed a couple sticks from a bush in our 'frozen' back yard and finished decorating my melting snowman with product from my stash.  Hope he brings you a smile!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Sheri Crafts Challenge #101: Favorite Sport

Welcome to a New Year and our new challenge @ My Sheri Crafts is to give some love to the athletes in our lives by creating any project with their favorite sport as your theme.  Simple enough?!!!

For my project I chose to go with golf since I have several male family members and friends who play occasionally. My golf bag is a download purchased from My Vinyl Designer and was quite simple to put together after cutting beautifully on my BossKut Gazelle in my three chosen CS colors.

I decided to keep this fun for a birthday card and used the 'punny' "Who's your caddy?" sentiment I've seen so often -- hope they like this -- Hee! I created it with my JustRite (retired) Times New Roman 25-point alphabet, edged in Memento Danube Blue ink and simply popped it up on foam dots. A 'stick-man golfer' (source unknown) was added to complete my card!

Sure hope you'll join our challenge @ My Sheri Crafts this next two weeks!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Boss Kut Gazelle: Vinyl Tile

I finally made my first monogram decor gift using vinyl. While in Lowe's earlier this fall with friends, I saw these 6-inch tiles on a clearance table for 20 cents each -- I grabbed five of them with this very project in mind, knowing at that price I couldn't go wrong.

I was a bit unsure where to find fancy monogram files and actually attempted to design my own, but wasn't terribly successful -- plan to work on that in the future, maybe in the summer when life slows down a bit?!

I recently went online to and purchased this FABULOUS downloadable file. Not surprisingly, my Boss Kut Gazelle easily and beautifully cut this intricate file! If you have a digital cutter, be sure to check out their great selection of files available in all cutter formats.

Admittedly on this smaller tile, the weeding of the unnecessary pieces is a bit tedious, mostly because I just couldn't wait to transfer the finished monogram to my tile to see the finished product!!! Now I'm on the hunt to find some reasonably-priced easels to properly display these!


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