August 25, 2011

A Match Made in Heaven

Welcome to the third day of JustRite's latest releases.  Today's stamp set features a variety of beautiful vintage inspired images that coordinate perfectly with Spellbinders Labels Four (yay!!!).  The JustRite stamp set that is making it's grand debut today is called

The base of my card is SpellbindersLattice Rectangles.  I colored my JustRite Shabby Chic image in with Copic markers and then cut the label using SpellbindersLabels Four.  The pink mat was cut from SpellbindersLabels Four Sm which provides a 1/8th inch nested border (loooove that!).  

{Product Details}

Set of 8 Cling Stamps

• Deeply Etched Red Rubber

• Mounted on static cling foam

• Includes 8.5” x 5.5” storage panel

• Easy to store

• Clings to any acrylic block

• Easy repositioning

Coordinates with Spellbinders™ S4-190 Labels Four.

{JustRite Inspiration}

Thank you so much for popping in.  It really has been an awesome three days of amazing inspiration.  Hope we can meet up here again soon.

August 24, 2011

Vintage inspired Stamped Candle and Gift Bag

The magic and romance of vintage Paris continues today with JustRite Stampers second release of this shabby chic collection called

For today's project I chose to stamp on a candle using the flourish and borders stamps from both the JustRite Bon Voyage set and Greetings from Paris.  I made the gift bag using the postcard and postage stamp images from Greetings from Paris.  The die template is Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles.

To stamp on a candle you need a few basic supplies:

  • Stamp set
  • Tissue paper
  • Ink
  • Wax paper
  • Embossing heat tool
  • Candle
  • accessories & embellishments

Stamping on a candle instructions:

  1. Stamp the image on the shiny side of the tissue paper
  2. Carefully trim around the edges of your image.
  3. Adhere the image to the candle by applying a small dot of adhesive
  4. Wrap the candle in wax paper, using the ends as grip
  5. Heat with an embossing tool until the tissue paper melts
  6. Remove wax paper to reveal stamped image.

{JustRite Inspiration}

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with us and don't forget tomorrow we have yet another reveal and once again it is going to be fabulous!

August 23, 2011

Bon Voyage is C'est Magnifique!

Today is a very special day because JustRite stampers is revealing a stamp set that is so gorgeous and Magnifique that everyone will be shouting "Oui Oui" as you click through blog to blog - promise!

I am participating in a 3 day blog hop with JustRite stampers and today's card features stamps from TWO sets.  For todays reveal I used the ultra fab & shappy Eiffel Tower from

I cut die cut "Carte Postale" - which is a little sneak for the next reveal - using Spellbinders gorgeous new die template called Twisted Metal Tags and Accents.  The shape of the card was achieved using Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Rectangles.  The bling around the frame, called Nestabling, was especially designed to match the Spellbinders die tempate and is made by a company called Want2Scrap.

As promised here is the list of amazing talented designers who are going to "Wow" you with the most gorgeous projects EVAH! 

{JustRite Inspiration}

Tomorrow is another fab reveal from JustRite called Greetings from Paris.  It is going to be equally fantastic!  See you in a few hours.

August 18, 2011

Stamping on Candles Spellbinders Style!

On today's Spellbinder's Blog post I have a tutorial on how to make a paper Spiral Blossom and how to stamp on a candle.  I love how super easy this project is and how fab such a simple technique can make an everyday project look.

You can see instructions on both tutorials on this Spellbinders Blog post:

We are enjoying our last weekend of Summer as we gear up for the new school year next week!  Have a great weekend & thanks for stopping by today.

August 15, 2011

Cheers! To a Great New Year ~ Teacher Gifts

My girls have one more week left of their summer vacation before they both head off to school.  We have had a wonderful vacation filled with summer time fun activities including bbq's, amusement parks, lakeside adventures and tons of pool time.  I wish we had a little more time together because unlike years before I kind of wish this summer would last a little longer...

On Friday we have a meet 'n greet at school and both the girls are anxious to see their new classrooms, meet their teachers and find out who their classmates will be.  We like to give a small gift to our teachers and this year I totally found my inspiration on Pinterest.  I loved this idea of taking a travel mug, filling it with a yummy bevie and personalizing it too.   We found these clear, cool beverage mugs at Bed, Bath and Beyond and filled them with sachets of Starbucks Via Carmel Iced Coffee (Yum)!

I chose paper from Authentique's Foundations Bi-Fold Solid Paper collections and their beautiful pink & yellow "Delight" Paper.  To make the scallops I used Spellbinder's Grand 12" Big Scalloped Border Grand die template.  The little monogramed tags are also from Authentique Papers.  The tags are from their Tabloids collection and the letters are from their Classic Type Collection.  I also love the eclectic look of this  colorful fiber from Basic Grey's Romani range.

I have a few more projects to complete this week before the craziness of playing 
'taxi-mom' begins.  I hope your summer remains in full swing :) Enjoy!


August 9, 2011

WhooHooo I am on Create!!!!!

A blog for scrapbooking and crafting enthusiasts brought to you by the fine folks at Scrapbook Trends, CARDS and Simply Handmade Magazines

I am so excited to share that I am being featured on Northridge Media's Create Blog as:


What a fun title (hehe) and a huge honor.  First you all know that I am a loyal and dedicated reader of Scrapbook Trends, CARDS and Simply Handmade so to be featured on both the blog and the Magazine in this way is beyond amazing!  I am humbled and super excited to even know how to put this in writing and share!

Create has a little interview with me (see me quietly grinning at the thought of being interviewed by the amazingly talented Jen Gallacher and then to comprehend that Pam Baird at Scrapbook Trends has a TWO page feature of me this month is all to much - yikes!!!!) which you can read all about on this Create Post :)

Whoohooo. What a fun way to start the week...

Thanks for stopping by and joining me as I do the "Sprinkler-Happy Dance" :)

August 5, 2011

Stamping for a Cure!

I am really pleased to bring you this card today because of the special meaning it holds for thousands and thousands of woman, some who may be friends and family.  JustRite Stampers has created this beautiful set called:

Strength and Courage

This set features interlocking stamps with 4 designers centers and 4 interlocking borders and are designed to fit the 2/14" and 3 1/16" Oval Wood Stampers

JustRite stampers is donating 20% of the 2011 proceeds of the sales of this set to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance

These stamps can be used to create cards to offer strength, hope and encouragement for anyone suffering from Cancer. The following is a guide to the color ribbons used to represent the different types of Cancer  awareness.

{JustRite Inspiration}

Thank you for sharing part of your day with us and celebrating with us as we get closer to a cure for cancer!


August 3, 2011

Spellbinders Website has a New Look!

The Spellbinders Website has undergone a wonderful 'Extreme Makeover' and it is gorgeous!  When you click on the link it will take you to the new Spellbinders homepage that looks like this:

Spellbinders Paper Arts Home Page

Navigating around the website is easy and user friendly.  Beth Pingry, Spellbinders Online and Social Media Manager, has provided instructions on where to find some of your favorite features on the website in a blog post.

Spellbinders Blog

Spellbinders Blog can be found under the Community Tab on the homepage.  Simply click on Community and it will take you to a page that features not only the Blog but also a soon to be introduced  Forum.  Other fun features in this section also include links to their Facebook page, Twitter Account and Newsletter sign-ups.  

The Spellbinders Blog is where you will find projects created by myself and my fellow Spellbloggers Julie Overby and Holly Simoni.  This is also where you can catch up on Spellbinders news and events and helpful information.  To read more about the changes and exciting features concerning the new website take a look at Beth's Blog Post: Welcome to the New Spellbinders Website

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have fun exploring the new website!