Friday, November 8, 2013

Copic Markers

CHA also offers classes during the show. I was able to sign up for the Copic Marker class with my good friend, Debbie Olson. At the time I owned 6 Copic markers. I instantly fell in love after learning some basic techniques. This past week I expanded my Copic collection. Now I have a good selection. I can start coloring some stamped images. Here is what my chart looks like now. I am so glad to have the blues and purples. Well, maybe it is the oranges, reds and pinks. The peaches, skin tones, and browns are nice too. You know that the neutrals are a beautiful addition too. Green and gray can add so much to a design. I am just so excited to have such an expanded range of colors! I love all the colors. Selecting just one to like is too constricting.

There are so many stamps that I want to stamp and play with. Kazan Clark from the JustRite Design Team colored an image from the December Release that really caught my eye. I am eager to test the browns to see if I can achieve the same depth Kazan Clark achieved.

I am trying to decide which markers to purchase next. Maybe you can help me out by telling me the number of your favorite Copic Marker. Is there one that you pull out just about every time you color? 

Happy Stamping & Coloring!

Grace & Peace,

Friday, October 18, 2013

JustRite Birthday Vintage Labels Four Clear Stamps

Birthday Vintage Labels Four has been calling my name. I love designing stamps and I also love getting a chance to stamp with them. Put that together with a few special birthdays and you end up with the perfect time to get inky.

All of my paper used here is part of my 10-year collection. Sometimes I buy paper by-the-sheet, but mostly in packs. I love to use a 40% off coupon or wait until the packs go on sale. Once I even split a pack with my sister. 

For the label stamp I used a white ink and then the white embossing powder. The other stamp I used for the second card was JustRite Elegant Fronds Background Stamp. To get the texture I stamped it twice. I re-inked the stamp with a slightly different tone and rotated the stamp for the second impression.

JustRite Custom Die Vintage Labels Four 
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Die Templates
Spellbinders Jewel Fantasies Die Templates
Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One Die Templates

Paper, buttons, ribbons, and lace were from my stash. One of my friends sent me that sweet heart button. Thought it added just the right touch.

Happy Birthday Stamping!
Grace & Peace,

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New JustRite Papercraft Website!

Hello Friends!

Hope you are doing well. I have missed getting to post to my blog this summer. You may have guessed from my post title that we have been very busy. JustRite Papercraft has a New Website and a New Location!

Grab a cup of coffee and head over to I think you will enjoy the new look and the organization. One of my favorite features is the gallery photos with each product. Now you can see how a stamp set can be used while you are shopping.

I have been eager for you to get to see the October Release. Now you can view the October Release on the new website.

Grace & Peace,

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gift Coasters

My husband and I have the privilege to work in an incredible kids ministry at our church. We have about 100 3rd-6th graders in our group. That means we need a lot of volunteers. We have been blessed to have a large group of 25 leaders and some teen workers too.

I wanted a way to show our volunteers how much we appreciate them. It is kind of difficult when you are also on a tight budget. Thankfully, Robin Parker, a JustRite Guest Designer, designed some stunning drink coasters in April 2013. Here is the link to the JustRite Blog.

We work with both men and ladies. The first photo is one that I made for the ladies. The "A" is from Graceful Monograms Clear Stamps. The frame is from Circle of Love Vintage Labels Three.

The coasters for the men were much simpler. The letter and frame were both from the Monogram Your Journey Clear Stamp set.

The stamp sets are pictured below. 

The ink is StazOn black ink by Tsukineko. The tiles came from the hardware store. They were about 12 cents a piece. I purchased two boxes to be able to create 30 sets of 4 coasters each. Stamping on the tiles was different than stamping on paper. The ink takes 15-30 minutes to dry on the tile. Therefore I could ink, erase, re-ink, erase, re-re-ink... You get the picture. I did that a lot the first day. Then I got into a grove and started getting it perfect on the first try. This ink is very "sticky". Hold down the corners of the tile to avoid the stamp from slipping or sticking and smudging your image.

Once the framed image is dry stamp the letter. You can use either Clear or Cling stamps with the ink. Just remember that if you really like your stamps do not use the suggested stamp cleaner for this type of ink. It eventually eats through the stamps!

Don't forget to seal the tiles with Krylon Crystal Clear spray.

Here is a production line shot and one of the final packaging. I used lunch sacks to keep the tiles from slipping out.

NOTE TO SELF: When making this many sets hire strong young man to help carry to the destination! 30 sets weighed a lot!

Grace & Peace,

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

This past week has been so busy. We have had award ceremonies, graduation, concerts, family dinners and Mother's Day! Our family came to visit. We have really enjoyed being together. With all of that going on I did not make my Mother's Day cards until Sunday morning. Yes, Sunday morning!

We have the best moms around. I am thankful for what each of them mean to our family. Here are the cards I made using the JustRite CL-04530 Irises Vintage Labels Four.

Irises used to grow in my grandmother's garden border. I often wonder if the new home owner left all the beautiful flowers.

Thanks for letting me share my cards. I pray that you had a fabulous Mother's Day. It was wonderful being able to celebrate with family and friends. I have added a few photos of the beautiful irises that we found blooming near the school. I don't remember ever seeing a peach iris before. It was a treat to see these. They were even more fun trying to color. God swirled some beautiful colors on these.

Grace & Peace,

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Grateful Heart

Hello Friends,

Welcome to the JustRite Papercraft March Release. This week I am playing in the March Release Blog Hop. A few years ago I was introduced to the Copic Markers. It was instant love at first doodle. They are amazing markers. If you have read my blog you know that I only had 8 Copic Markers. Well my Copic collection is now up to 66! So I started coloring!

Here is my set that I made with the JustRite Grateful Heart Vintage Labels Two. It is the perfect set to play with all the markers. 

The paper is from Pinkpaislee--Butterfly Garden Collection 6x6 paper pack. The sweet ribbon is from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The Design Team always has such beautiful bows. The seam binding is so easy to work with. Click on the button below to see the fabulous selection. The beautiful pins were made by Darsie Bruno. The colors were perfect for the papers and ribbons.

The purple card has the lace medallion border from Lace Medallion Labels. It was stamped in clear embossing liquid and finished with white embossing power. Here is a tip that I remembered after I had already die cut this image. Cut the same die you want to use on a scrap sheet of card stock. Then use the window left in the paper as a template. Simply align the window over your stamped image and tape it down. Then nestle the die into the window. Then when you run it through your machine it will align to your image. I wish I had done that on the first card.

For the green card I stamped the larger scrolled image off to the side. I liked the peach color on the flowers. I still need to play with the ribbon to get it to lay off the flower image a bit better.

For the yellow card I stamped a lace border off a new JustRite Papercraft set. Celebrations Labels One & Bracket Borders One. It was stamped and embossed in silver.

Here is the stamp set that I used. I have already started making plans in my head for what I'd like to do next time I stamp this set.

Have a super weekend and enjoy the rest of the JustRite Blog Hop!

Grace & Peace,

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three

Hello Friends,

Thanks for letting me join in on the JustRite Blog Hop! I have been very nervous to join in with the talented Design Team. They are gracious to let me play too. Each month I test stamp all my stamps to make sure that they were manufactured to the way I designed them. This month I stamped them so I could even die cut them! That was fun.

Here is my project for Winged Vintage Labels Two & Three. I wanted to give the impression that the butterfly had just flitted over to the flower. My Winged Wonder Spellbinder Dies are on order. Since they hadn't arrived I cut the butterfly by hand. I used what was in my craft room. The wire is from an old spool of silver craft wire. I slid four beads on and crimped them in place at both ends. Then I gently curled the wire. I used hot glue to glue the beads in place. I used foam tape to mount the butterfly.

For my flower I used bits and pieces. The iridescent glitter toile was secured by green polka dot ribbon scraps with two buttons. The buttons are from my large collection of recycled buttons. My grandma used to cut the buttons off old garments that were no longer wearable. I have continued her collection. Some of the buttons were hers. Below you can see the variety that I found in my button box. I really love the ones with the green patina. I do not know how old those are. Do you use any recycled crafting objects? I'd love to hear what you have found to be useful.

Here is another view to show how the purple flower hovers over the background. Once the project got this far I thought it needed a little more bling and focus. I slipped a silver Wilton doily behind the flower. I was glad that I hadn't firmly secured the foam tape yet. This second photo shows the colors better. (The purples really do match! I didn't have time to go back and take better photos.)

The papers are from my paper hoard. I regularly scour the craft section at Big Lots. Occasionally they will have packs of decorative paper at extremely reasonable prices. The purple is from there. I think the green swirls was from Hobby Lobby. It was in the single sheets.

This was a fun set to stamp with both large and small label shapes as well as words.

Thanks for stopping by. Here is the list to keep going on the fabulous JustRite Blog Hop!

Grace & Peace,

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CHA Release Vintage Label Three -- My Day 1

Hello Dear Friends! Welcome to CHA Release -- My Day 1! Our CHA Release was very big. I thought I would spread it out by dies.

This new die, Vintage Label Three Dies, coordinates with Antique Tags One. It is always nice to be use sets together.


I am ready for spring! The daffodils in SC have already started to pop out--just in time for our first snow this winter. We do not get many snow days here. It is probably a good thing. We live in the foothills of SC where there are plenty of hills. Thinking about my friends adds a sweetness to these colder days. This stamp set allows you to create a variety of images for birthdays, holidays, or other special event.

Can you imagine a Circle of Love image nestled on top of this French Rose background. Just a simple ribbon would bring this project together. The girls have stamped this French Rose background to either color it or leave it tone-on-tone. 

This Cling set is perfect for creating your own background or using as larger embellishments. The Design Team has been even using these larger stamps for their mixed media projects. Stop by the JustRite Blog to be inspired!

Happy Stamping!
Grace & Peace,