Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer 2012 CHA Kick Off!

Can you hear the bagpipes? Today is the day that we have been working towards. CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) kicks off in Chicago this morning. The CHA show is so much fun--it mixes friends & crafts. I was able to go to the Chicago CHA in 2010. I was overwhelmed. I should have packed less so I could bring everything back with me. Reading blogs and seeing some of the photos from CHA will give you an idea of all the fun.

My favorite part was getting to know the JustRite Design Team better. I am blessed to have such a talented group of women to showcase the Amy Tedder Designs stamp collection. Each blog post gets me fired up to design more stamps for them to play with.

This Summer CHA is no exception. The Becca Feeken, Amazing Paper Grace Stamp Collection launches today. We have been working behind the scenes with Becca Feeken. You know her from the JustRite Design Team. Each stamp release she crafts beautiful projects for JustRite. Today we publicly announce that she is joining the stamp illustrator team! She was excited this morning when I told her that she was the main feature on my blog!

Vintage Alphabet Soup Background Stamp is so wonderful. The Design Team has been making lots of projects already with this. This stamp can be inked with one color or selectively colored with markers. Lots of options! Becca made a beautiful project with this stamp. See Becca's blog for more details.

This is a set you need to see in action. Becca designed this to have choices for sentiments. You can see that there are 2 thought libraries "Because you are so..." and I_____ you". The words on the top half of this package insert (shown above) fill in nicely with the "Because you are so...". The words towards the bottom fill in the blank left in the "I____you" sentiment. If you look to the bottom right of the package insert shown above, you will see a third set of words. These "words" can be used with many of the words to create your own words or sentiments. Visit Becca's blog AmazingPaperGrace to see the beautiful projects she created with this set.

Vintage Filigree Fancies was the first set that was introduced. This set is also versatile. The flowers may be used to create a focal point or a beautiful background. You may notice two other structural images on this storage card. The swirls in the middle of the board may be used to create a frame for the sentiments. The pin shaped image near the bottom right can also be used to make a frame. Use the images in a number of configurations to make a frame. Check Becca's blog AmazingPaperGrace.com to see more.

Hope you have enjoyed this introduction. Both Kellie & Becca said that they would send some photos of the JustRite Papercraft CHA booth and the Becca Release for me to share. Becca has been an inspiration to me as well as countless others. She has a sweet testimony. If you do not visited her blog I hope you do. It has been a privilege to walk with Becca through starting her JustRite Amazing Paper Grace stamp collection. She is already planning the next release! 

Grace & Peace,

P.S. If you go to the JustRite website or JustRite blog you will get a sneak peek of who we will introduce next!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

CHA 2012 July Release

The next set is With Gratitude Labels One. It uses all the little sentiments that you need. This set is easily becoming one of my favorites. I have stamped this set. It looks pretty with a little bit of a glitter pen rolled around the edges or on the scroll work. The best part is that it can be die cut with the JustRite Custom Dies JB-03830 Antique Labels One.

Hope you like this set that can be used in so many ways. This may be the set that I use to make my Awana Leader Thank You gifts for this fall. I have collected 20 tiny jars to use for hot chocolate mix. Maybe after school starts!

Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CHA July 2012 Release Day 3

Hello Friends.

Today I wanted to show you two new JustRite Papercraft Clear Stamps. These sets are so versatile. They each have a large label matched up with multiple tags. Even though I spend the majority of my time designing, I pushed away from the computer to stamp this set! It will be added at the bottom of my post. Stop by the JustRite Blog to be inspired by the Design Team!

The first is Just Because Vintage Labels. This clear set has 18 stamps. It is designed to allow you to layer. The flowers are also fun to color. In my craft mind I can see this stamp on a gift jar with a sweet tag hanging off the lid. Just Because Vintage Labels coordinates with two JustRite Custom Die sets: Antique Labels One and Vintage Label & Banner Dies.

Well, here it is. I did promise you I'd show my stamped image. There are a few declaimers! #1 I am a stamp designer--not a card designer. #2 I only have 8 Copic Markers! They are so incredible. I just don't color as much as I really want to. The ones I have I use to test stamped product. In 2010 I was privileged to take Copic Certification class with my dear friend, Debbie Olson. The class helped me to learn how to use the wonderful Copic markers. They are on my wish list.

Between being a full-time freelance graphic designer and a wife and mother I am a tad busy. This weekend I was putting together belated birthday cards for my niece and nephew (the ones that helped their dad restore an old Mustang). My boxed birthday cards just looked so plain. Thought I'd try to alter them a bit. 


This first card uses the Just Because label. The mini tag is from one of my other favorite sets Violette Vintage Labels. Both mini tags die is from JB-08950 Nested Frame Dies. The tag die is longer than the sentiments. It was die cut with the sentiment close to the loop and then snipped afterwards to make it shorter. The card uses the same tag. The large car label and the sentiment on the second card are from Going Places Vintage Labels. 

Thinking about upcoming JustRite Releases--What colorable images would you like to have? I am wondering what you would like to see coming in future JustRite Papercraft releases.

Grace & Peace,

Monday, July 9, 2012

CHA July 2012 Release Day 2

The 2012 JustRite Christmas Collection is ready for shipping! We are so excited to show you more pieces to this collection.Please stop by the JustRite Blog. The Design Team has created all kinds of wonderful pieces for you to inspire you.

I will be catching up with the CHA July 2012 Release this week too. Tomorrow I even have a stamped image to show you!

Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cure for this Heat Wave!

Boy is it hot! We have had temperatures in the 100's here in South Carolina. The humidity is over 80%. It is even too hot to venture down to the neighborhood pool! We have the cure for this heat wave--Christmas in July. This is the perfect time to get ready for Christmas since it is too hot to head outside this week. Imagine snow, mittens, frosty windows, and Christmas fun.

The CR-03805 Noel Christmas Ornaments is part of the JustRite July Release. It is a 6" x 8" set designed to coordinate with all 3 years of Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments shown below. Plus it is designed to coordinate with JustRite Papercraft Custom Dies: JB-03830 Antique Labels One Dies, JB-10020 Nested Medallion Label Dies, JB-10025 Nested Oval Medallion Label Dies.

Noel Christmas Ornaments coordinates with Spellbinders™ Die Templates: S5-116 2012 Heirloom Ornaments Dies,

S4-334 2011 Heirloom Ornament Dies,
and S4-283 2010 Heirloom Ornament Dies.

The JustRite Design Team has made some beautiful projects using the Noel Christmas Ornaments. Fill a glass with ice and stop by the JustRite Papercraft Blog to cool off. 

One of my favorite things about Christmas is seeing all the creative ways my crafting friends celebrate. I would love to hear how you'd use this set to make Christmas cards or other fabulous decorations!

Stay cool!
Grace & Peace,