Saturday, June 7, 2014

JustRite's June Release-Applique Christmas Labels

Good morning and happy Saturday to you! I hope you have been enjoying JustRite's release so far!  Today's set is equally as fabulous!  It is a set called, Applique Christmas Labels One.  I used my Silhouette to cut the mixer designed by Lori Whitlock, as well as the SVG cuts for my gingerbread guy and the star. I stamped my sentiment directly to the bottom of the mixer in black ink. 
The gingerbread guy was colored using my Spectrum Noir markers.  I inked the edges a bit with brown ink and added Clear Wink of Stella pen to the entire image for a bit of subtle sparkle.  I also added a generous coating of glossy accents to the entire image.  Once it was dry I adhere it to the top of the blender with ribbons, posies, and a couple of glittery jingle bells.  

The design team always astounds me with their talent....they truly are some of the most creative people I know! Be sure to stop by their blogs to see their projects!

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for JustRite's last day of their June release!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, June 6, 2014

JustRite's June Release-Day 5!

Merry Christmas to you!
No I didn't completely lose my mind! Well maybe.....  ;) 
(That's what the last week of school does to a teacher! LOL!)
But it is feeling a bit like Christmas with all of JustRite's new releases! I am showcasing two stamp sets today. My first card uses the new Christmas Stitched With Love set.  It was stamped 3 times and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I stacked the layers using dimensional foam circles. The frame and holly leaves were also stamped and colored with my Spectrum Noir markers. 
The frame's center was cut out to make room for the dimensional tree and a peek of a doily.  I added to the top of a glassine bag which houses a Starbucks gift card. 
My second card uses the Holly Garlands background stamp.  I stamped it in Versamark and embossed in silver.  I added touches of green and red using my Spectrum Noir markers.  
I used the Mistletoe from the Christmas Stitched With Love set and again colored them with Spectrum Noir markers.  I added glossy accents to them and tucked them under a button that was stamped from the same set. I added a sentiment, ribbon, string, and a few sequins. 
Here are the two sets I used today! 

And just to provide a bit of enabling,  Because that's what good friends do. ;)
Happy Friday everyone! Be sure to check back this weekend for more JustRite fun!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

JustRite's June Release-Ornament Background Stamp!

It is hard to believe that in just one week, I will be out of school! I can not begin to tell you how excited I am to have those lazier days of summer to look forward to! It is rather ironic then that today, I am sharing a Christmas card! It is JustRite's new background stamp called, Ornament Background Stamp.  I stamped it using Tim Holtz Distress Markers on cream cardstock.  I did it again on another piece of cardstock and then cut out each ornament. 
I added glossy accents and glitter to each one.  Once dry, I adhered them to the card using dimensional foam circles.  I added a bit of rustic twine and a pearl to keep the card simple.  (Which is very difficult for me!) ;)
Here is the background stamp I used. 

Check out the everyone's blogs for more Christmas in June inspiration! 

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

JustRite's New Release-Day Three!

Today is day three of JustRite's June release.  For my card today I used a new background stamp called, Sculpted Leaves.  I stamped it with Versamark and sprinkled it with gold embossing powder.  I wanted it to have an elegant feel. I cut out the center and popped it up using dimensional foam squares. I wanted the it to have a bit of depth.  
The sentiment was cut out using a beautiful new die designed by Becca Feekin called Vintage Filigree Layers. The frame and flower are super glittery and were cut from 3 Birds Studio's glitter paper pack.  I added a bit of ribbon, gold cording, stick pins, and a couple of gold leaves to tie it all together. 

Be sure to pop around these other ladies' blogs for more fabulous projects!

We are buttoning up the hatches today.....bit storms rolling through Chicago today.  
I am quite the scaredy cat......hope it isn't as bad as they are predicting! 
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

JustRite's June Release-Let Freedom Ring!

Good morning and happy Tuesday to you my fellow crafty peeps! 
Yesterday kicked off the June release of new stamps by JustRite! But since my room is an organizational nightmare, I couldn't find the stamps for yesterday's release! So......I guess that means the room REALLY needs to be cleaned! But no worries, I will be here for the rest of the week! ;)
Today's sets are patriotic/Fourth of July themed. They couldn't be any cuter honestly. I took a weird artsy fartsy take on the background stamp, Shooting Stars.  It was embossed in white and I watercolored it with Tim Holtz Distress markers.  I outlined all of the embossing with grey marker.  
I sprayed everything with water to let the colors bleed a bit.  
And since I can never, ever leave well enough alone, I added glossy accents to the large stars and sprinkled it with glitter. 
I used the same method on the sentiment.  It is part of the Let Freedom Ring set.  I added a few stars and tied ribbon, twine, and fun clay button to finish it off.   

For more fabulous projects be sure to visit these other talented ladies!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party!

Good morning and happy Monday to you! Today is the day for the Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! This month's challenge is to create a patriotic or masculine project.  I decided with Father's Day right around the corner that I would make a masculine card.  I have a complete tutorial below on how this card was made. My projects always seem to take on a life of their own! ;)
I started with a digital copy of the Car Classics set by Crafty Secrets.  I sponged the Route 66 image and cut out the little sign. I colored the car with my Spectrum Noir markers and punched it out with a circle punch.  The edges were inked. I gave it a generous coating of glossy accents.  I printed the polka dot paper from the Digital Retro Christmas papers pack. I cut various sized circles using my Spellbinder's dies. 
I wanted the circles to have a black matte, so I cut out black pinking shear circles.  I adhered the patterned paper to it.  I added the map/Route 66 image to the center.  I decided to hand sew a black border and the tied twine around the center.  
I added the car, the sentiment, and a few sequins to finish the card off! 
Be sure to visit the other talented ladies!
Have a great day!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Kaleidoscope Wear....

Cort has been so lucky to have so many people embrace her and support her in her modeling goal. Ellen, from Kaleidoscope Wear contacted me about making a coat for Cortney. I was so honored that this complete stranger, who is totally over the top talented by the way, wanted to create a one of a kind piece for my daughter. Cortney recieved her beautiful coat and I couldn't wait for her to open it.....
I think she likes it!