January 25, 2011

JustRite Stampers Birthday Celebrations!

Alright as promised here is the second reveal of the newly released JustRite Stamps.  This one is called Birthday Celebrations.  The set is ribbed and comes with four very attractive 31/4" Large borders and four 2" centers.

The fun part about JustRite stamps is that many are designed to be interchangeable with one another.  So these large borders work wonderfully with other 2" centers including the beautiful new You're so Sweet collection.

This stamped border and sentiment complimented two of my round Spellbinders die templates.  For the outer pattern I used the gorgeous new Spellbinders Heart Circles which is making is official debut at CHA in just a few days.  The inner circle that I stamped the sentiment on is Spellbinders Lacey Circles. The beautiful green paper is g.c.d Studios and the pink paper is My Mind's Eye.  The border and sentiment were both stamped with Memento ink and colored with copic markers.

{Retirement Sale}
It is that time of year to 'Spring Clean' and JustRite Stampers is making room in their warehouse for their 2011 Collection by having a JustRite Stampers Retirement sale!   Supplies are super limited and will sell out fast so get your favorites while supplies last!

{JustRite Designer Inspiration}
Some of the JustRite Design Team members made the sweetest cards using this collection.  Take a peek here:

I am hoping to get one more project up before I leave for CHA on Friday, however I will be uploading pictures from the show daily so that you all can get a glimpse of what will be available from your favorite retailer very soon!

Have a great week

January 24, 2011

JustRite Stampers brand new Birdhouses & Sale news!


JustRite Stampers is revealing two new sets today and tomorrow.  The first one is so cute, so fun and so versatile.  It is called Birdhouses and comes in the original 3 1/4" ribbed format.  There are 4 beautiful centers with 4 interchangeable borders perfect for coloring with Copic markers.

I love using JustRite stamps with my Spellbinders die templates. On this card I used four Spellbinders die templates to compliment my stamped image. They are: Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Squares, Lacey Circles, Standard Circles Lg and the newly revealed Ribbon Banners.

{JustRite Retirement Sale}

It is that time of year to 'Spring Clean' and JustRite Stampers is making room in their warehouse for their 2011 Collection by having a JustRite Stampers Retirement sale!   Supplies are super limited and will sell out fast so get your favorites while supplies last!

{JustRite Designer Inspiration}
Some of the JustRite Design Team members had fun creating super cute cards with their new Birdhouse sets

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I show new card made with another new release from JustRite.
Have a super evening

January 19, 2011

Spellbinders Grand Calibur: Cutting 8.5x11" Paper

The Spellbinders Grand Calibur die cutting system is designed to cut paper up to size 8.5x11" without trimming the edges of your paper.  For this option you will need to remove the white guide tray.  In this video demonstration I show two ways to remove the tray allowing you a slightly larger cutting service :)

Wednesday already - I am crafting today.   Quite a bit to do including getting ready for CHA - who's going?  I will be at the Spellbinders Booth and would love you to stop by and say hi.  Let me know will ya :)

Have a good one

January 17, 2011

Goodbye 2 Sketches 4 You

This is the card I made for my final sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You.  After 2 years Laura and I have decided that it is time for both of us to pursue new dreams and aspirations within the craft industry.   I have had such an amazing time designing sketches and meeting the most wonderful, kind and talented crafters across globe!  I will miss the weekly contact with our talented designers and of course all the beautiful inspiration from the gallery participants but I am excited for the future and the brand new  events I will be embarking on so stay tuned will ya :)

I used the gorgeous new JustRite Fancy Frames Cling Set which were designed to be compatible with JustRite JB-08950 Nested Frame Dies and Spellbinders S40290 Labels Fourteen.  That fun curly scroll is also a Spellbinders die template called Fanciful Holiday.   Other product include paper from My Mind's Eye and Websters Pages and sentiment from SMR stickers.

Thank you so much for stopping by and of course your support of 2 Sketches 4 You over the years!  See you right back here in just a few days :)

January 10, 2011

Spellbinders 2011 Blog Frenzy: Day Two

Spellbinders Paper Arts
"To Die For!!"
Winter Release
Blog Frenzy
January 10 – 18, 2011

This blog contest is now closed,  but see the list below for other opportunities to win!
Welcome to the second day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts "To Die For!!" Winter Release Blog Frenzy! If you are following the schedule on the Spellbinders Blog you are visiting:  January 11, 2011: Kazan Clark

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ has been working hard to bring you another selection of the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy is from January 10 - 18, featuring 16 fabulous Designers and prizes To DIE For!!
  • Win today’s new die templates!
  • Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
  • One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
  • Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
  • You have until 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time January 13, 2011 to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!
These are the Designers and their contest dates: 

January 10 (yesterday)

*January 11*

January 12

January 13

January 14

January 15

January 16

January 17

Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $800, and includes Spellbinders CHA Winter 2011 release die templates revealed in the Spellbinders To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy and a Grand Calibur™ die cutting/embossing machine!

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!

I’m thrilled to share Elegant Posts and Labels Four SM with you...

{Embellished Glass Vase}

I love the look of metal on glass.  It is both elegant and timeless.  You can achieve this look using Spellbinders Premium Craft Foil, decorative paper and the new die templates I am revealing today.  This is certainly a fun way to decorate a vase, candle holder or any glass surface to personlise that gift and make it just that little bit more extra special.  Here is what you will need for this project:


My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner & 3D Foam Squares
Michael's Jewelry Essentials Findings
Sanding Block
Glass vase
Fresh Flowers

{How To}

In this video tutorial I demonstrate how I put my Elegant Post die template with sign together.  I also explain the  difference between Spellbinders S4-190 Labels Four and S4-309 Labels Four SM die templates, and why you will love owning both of these label sets.

{Pressed Ceiling inspired Wall Clock}

For my second project I was inspired by the beautiful lines of pressed tin ceilings.  I cut these Elegant Posts die cuts from cardstock and Spellbinders Premium Foil.  This particular Spellbinders Premium Craft Foil is an off white/ivory color on the one side and silver on the other.  Once sanded it created a beautiful petina finish to my embellishmetns.  I trimmed the posts and kept the detail pieces to complete my center design.  By nesting two of the Spellbinders S4-399 Labels Four SM die templates, one inside the other, I was able to cut a frame for my center embellishment.


These are Spellbinders product I introduced.  Remember you get all five die templates in the set and each one not only cuts and embosses beautiful and intricate designs but you can also stencil too!  Gotta LOVE that about Spellbinders :)

SKU/Product Name: S5-032 Elegant Posts
MSRP:  $19.99
1: 1¼ x 2¾″
2: 1⅛ x 3″
3: 1⅞ x 3½″
4: 2¼ x 4¼″
5: 2⅛ x 4⅜″

The next set I am introducing is one of my favorite new additions to the Label family - I predict this is going be one of my most used ones too (ha!).  This set includes five die templates that cut and emboss too!  
SKU/Product Name: S4-309
MSRP:  $24.99
1: ⅝ x 1⅛″
2: 1⅛ x 1¾″
3: 1⅝ x 2½″
4: 2 x 3¼″
5: 2¼ x 4″

TO ENTER MY CONTEST:  This blog contest is now closed (Contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. January 11, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. January 13, 2011 Central Standard Time)

1) Send your email entry to: Reveal3@spellbinders.us 
 (either click the link or type the address into your email program)

2) The subject must be: Elegant Posts & Labels Four SM

3) Send!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry.  Be sure to email your entry in, as per the above instructions, and then if you would like, leave me a comment or question here about the projects you saw today. 

If you have any contest questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!

January 7, 2011

Happy Birthday Stacey!

Hello Everyone!  Wow can you believe the time that has gone by since I last blogged?  I am sure everyone has also been insanely busy which makes me feel kinda better that it is not just me *lol*!  I am so happy to be back in my little comfort zone of crafting after all the hoopla and fun of island vacations, Christmas and New Year!  I feel like a new woman ready to get creative and be inspired.  I am more than ready for 2011 - YEAH this is going to be a great year!

I made this card especially for Stacey Caron - who celebrates her B/day today - Happy Birthday Stacey!!!! Stacey is one special lady - not just because she owns one of THE most amazing companies  - Spellbinders! but also because she is truly one of the kindest & most generous people you will ever meet.  Thanks for the years of inspiration and for providing us with fabulous products that make us want to do this thing we love, called crafting - 4eva!!  I hope your day is extra, extra special, surrounded by those you love and hold most dearest - P.S. We will celebrate in style when I see you again - promise!

That gorgeous stamp is a new release from JustRite Stampers called: You Inspire Me (pretty appropriate huh?)  I love how beautifully these stamps coordinate with Spellbinders Die Templates.  I stamped this border on a Spellbinders Labels Nine.  The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from JustRite Stampers Happy Everything Mini Tag Kit.  Here you get everything you will need to make great tags for every occasion.  I will be using this one - a lot!  To see other Spellbinders designers birthday cards visit the Spellbinders Blog

Over the December break I took a ton of pictures - and I mean a ton.  Every now and then I will post a couple to share here.  This one is of my daughter and I aboard Seasmoke, a beautiful catamaran, run by Ocean Sports.  We were on a whale watching sunset cruise and even though we were too early in the season to spot whales we all had a fabulous time thanks to the awesome staff and delicious snackies and Mai Tai's :) they served on board.

I hope you all have a great weekend planned.  See you soon and seriously - it is great to be back!