JustRite Cling April Release – Signs of Life

Today we are introducing  a new JustRite Cling set - Signs of Life. This set will quickly become one of your JustRite favorites as the possibilities are truly endless.  Each design will hang from our sign holder or can be used separately as a beautiful frame.  The design team has a fabulous range of projects to share with you today using this new set.  Be prepared to be INSPIRED!!

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Signs of Life is designed to coordinate with the following Spellbinders Nestabilites S4-189 Labels Three, S4-291 Labels Fifteen, S4-295 Lacey Squares, S4-301 Labels Sixteen and S4-297 Labels Twelve.

These JustRite design team members have projects with this set to share today.  Please click on their hyperlinked names, to be taken to their blog posts with full design details:

Kellie Fortin created this cheery kindness card with a warm glow that feels like you were sitting by the fire:

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Sharon Harnist made this floral closet sachet ball and has simple instructions for making them over at her blog:

Sharon-SignsOfLifeSachet 

Kathy Jones has this pretty friendship card with fabulous stamped and embellished corner elements:

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Michele Kovack designed this beautiful thank you card with lots of wonderful embellishments for all the details visit her blog:

Michele-SignsOfLife 

Angela Barkhouse created this wonderful scrap page, using the sign hanger stamp in a fabulous way!

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Barb Schram created these fabulous tea bag holders — she has three different ones to share so please click over to her blog to see them all, front and back, and get the instructions for making them!

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We'll see you again tomorrow with another new release!

Introducing Friendship Nested Sentiments, with Guest Designer Mona Pendleton

JustRite Stampers is pleased to introduce another original ribbed stamp set to our Nested Sentiments and Frames collection, Friendship Nested Sentiments

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Friends are a blessing and this set celebrates the friends in our lives – it gives you EIGHT sentiments to choose from!  Friendship Nested Sentiments is currently in stock and shipping.  Plus, we have new JustRite Custom Dies designed to use for all our Nested Frames and Sentiments arriving on Nov 25th . . . (you might need to tell Santa)!  We will be debuting both sets of dies next week!!

Kellie Fortin designed this pretty friendship card with this set:

 JB 09220 Friendship Nested Sentiments

Kellie framed her design using the Martha Stewart Deco Fan Border & Corner punch, adding a litte stitching, some distress inks and a Prima flower.

{Kellie Fortin's Friends card recipe}
JustRite Stampers®:
JB 09220 Friendship Nested Sentiments, JB 09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper
Dies & Punches: Martha Stewart Deco Fan Border & Corner Punch
Ink: Tsukineko® Tuxedo Black Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Tea Dye
Paper: Die Cuts with A ViewThe Rustic Stack 12 x 12
Accessories: Prima Flowers Evelyn Sugar Coated Brights, Thread, Needle

Sharon Harnist created this 6-inch scrap page of her daughters … we all know that sisters can be the best of friends!

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"Best Friends Forever" was stamped with Memento Grape Jelly ink (to match the lavender color in the boa) onto cream cardstock, die cut with Spellbinders Double-Ended Tags die and the edges inked with Memento Desert Sand ink.  Sharon also inked the white doily with Desert Sand ink, so it would match the background papers and tag.  White lace trim and satin ribbon were airbrushed with Copic BV13 marker, to match the other purples on the page.

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A pearl finishes off the tag accent.

{Sharon Harnist's Best Friends scrap page}
JustRite Stampers®:
JB 09220 Friendship Nested Sentiments and Verse, JB 09520 Clear Horizontal Stamper
Dies & Punches:
Spellbinders Double-Ended Tags
Paper: Webster's Pages WonderFALL Petite Papers, Neenah Classic Crest Cream cardstock
Ink:
Memento Grape Jelly & Desert Sand
Copic Markers: BV13
Accessories:
Copic Airbrush System, KaiserCraft Latte flat-backed adhesive pearl, Essentials by Ellen paper doily, Maya Road Vintage White zig-zag crochet trim, Webster's crocheted lace, white satin ribbon, foam tape

And joining us for today's release is our guest designer for the week,  Mona Pendleton!  Here's Mona's breathtaking sample:

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Notes from Mona:

"I made this card by first using both the largest and smallest Spellbinders Nested Hearts die templates to cut/emboss the heart die cuts. Using a Copic Toner Gray No. 1 marker with the Copic Airbrush system, I airbrushed the two die cuts and inked the edges with Memento Desert Sand ink."

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"I inked up a sentiment from Friendship Nested Sentiments and Verse stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink then positioned and stamped the sentiment on the larger airbrushed Nested Heart."

{Mona Pendleton's Friendship card}
JustRite Stampers®:
JB 09220 Friendship Nested Sentiments and Verse
Dies & Punches:
Spellbinders Nested Hearts
Paper: My Mind’s Eye, Papertrey Ink
Ink:
Memento Tuxedo Black, Desert Sand
Copic Markers: Toner Gray No. 1
Accessories: Copic Airbrush System, Prima flower, Offray ribbon, pearls & crystal from stash

Every detail is amazing, Mona!  You don't want to miss tomorrow's card from Mona, along with our weekly JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas blog hop … see you then!

- SH JR Signature Red 

Day 3 with Guest Designer, Linda Coughlin

Our last day with guest designer, Linda Coughlin, brings us the last of her interview:

6. Who is currently your favorite paper company?

7. Tell us what you are currently addicted to.

"I’m going to combine these two questions because designer paper IS my addiction!  I can’t even choose a favorite, but vintage/retro styles are my favorites (K&Co., Cosmo Cricket).  Lately I have been using a lot of digital papers that I print myself.  I’m hooked on the instant gratification of shopping for what I need for a work in progress and being able to download and use it immediately."

9. What is your favorite paper crafting season and why?

"Autumn/Harvest Season – I love the celebration of God’s bounty that takes place at that time of year with its rich palette of colors." 

Here is Linda's incredible mini photo album card for her last day of designing with us:

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Notes from Linda:

"I wanted to come up with something really special for my last day as a guest designer and decided to make a mini photo album/card.  A pocket heart was used for the front and a different memory sentiment (from Cherish the Memories and Victorian Nested Frames) was stamped on the back side of each of 6 tags": 

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"The tag backs were a little too white so I stamped a pattern using a stamp from the Kaleidoscope set.  The sentiment was then stamped over the background stamping.  The heart die cut on the inside was stamped with a stamp from the Stitched With Love set in Versamark and clear embossed":   

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"Another stamp from the same set was layered over the heart.  On the opposite page, I again stamped a Stitched With Love stamp on the background sheet and clear embossed it.  A panel with another stamp from the same set was stamped and clear embossed to create a pocket for more photos." 

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"I used a Spellbinders label die to cut two tag style pieces that are tucked into pockets in the front and back of the card.  More photos have been affixed to these tags.  The card holds a total of four photos.  I think this card would make a cherished keepsake to give to a special person."

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Wow, anyone would be honored to receive this gift, Linda!  Thanks so much for this fabulous gift card and all of your amazing projects this week!

- SH JR Signature Red 
JustRite Stampers ®:  JB-09750 Kaleidoscope Borders and Centers, JB-09215 Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments, JB-09205 Victorian Nested Frames and Occasions, JB-09730 Stitched with Love Borders and Centers
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Tag Shape 3, Spellbinders Classic Hearts, Spellbinders Labels 4, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Fiskar’s corner and border punches, Sizzix Branch with Leaves
Paper: Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke and Really Rust, Cosmo Cricket Everafter
Ink:  Stampin’ Up Really Rust, Creamy Caramel and Always Artichoke, Versamark, Ranger Faded Burlap distress Ink
Accessories:  Prima flowers, lace and ribbon from Jo-Ann’s

JustRite Friday Challenge 028, Sponsored by Copic: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

This week's Friday Challenge #028 A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, sponsored by Copic, is to use a photo on your card combined with JustRite stamps, to make a one-of-a-kind greeting card!  Alternatively, you may also make a scrapbook page since the logistics are virtually the same!  You might want to use this challenge as an additional opportunity to work out a family photo Christmas card design, too!

Since we just returned from a fabulous beach vacation I have plenty of wonderful photos I want to use, so here's my sample using JustRite's large oval By The Sea set:

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I thought this would make a nice little love note to my girls!  I started by printing my photo at 3.50" x 5", trimmed it with a Victorian/deckled blade, then mounted it to a standard A2 sized (4.25" x 5.50") card base of kraft cardstock.

The oval photo frame, which says "If you want to know how much I love you, count the waves" was stamped with Cocoa ink onto Natural White cardstock and die cut with Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities dies.  While the cardstock was still in the die, I airbrushed the frame with Copic B01 marker, to match the gorgeous Caribbean water: 

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The shells on the frame were colored with Copic E01 marker.  The frame was popped up on foam tape over the photo and tied with some ribbon & twine.

The seashell embellishment at the bottom of the photo was made by punching kraft cardstock with Martha Stewart's shell border punch.  The scallop shells were enhanced with Copic E02 marker:

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And there you have a very quick and easy photo greeting card!

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The challenge winner this week will receive a set of 12 Copic Ciao markers (colors may vary from photo), compliments of the North American distributor of Copic markers, Imagination International, Inc.  Thanks, Copic!

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And three Honorable Mention winners will each receive a $15 JustRite gift certificate!

CHALLENGE  RULES:
You will need to use JustRite products for your project and upload it to an online blog, gallery or photo hosting website.  (Please see our blog post HERE for important information about our gallery on Flickr, how to upload to it, and another opportunity to win some JustRite products!).

You will then need to link to your project back here on our blog post, using the linking system on this challenge post.  Please make certain your link is directly to your project, not just your general blog home page or overall photo gallery, so we can find it easily.  (Links that  are spam, commercial in content, or are not linked properly/directly to your project will be deleted).  If you choose to upload your project to www.Splitcoaststampers.com OR our Flickr gallery, please use the weekly challenge code (example: JRC_028  <== that's an underscore between the letters and numbers) in the keyword section of the Splitcoast project upload page or the Tag section of the Flickr gallery.

You will have until next Thursday, July 29 by midnight Central to make your project and enter a link to it below.  Then the winners will be chosen and announced a little later that day here on the JustRite Inspiration Blog.  By entering our challenges, you grant JustRite Stampers permission to use your artwork here on our blog as well as our company website gallery (with designer credit given and your blog post or gallery linked) or any possible advertising. 

We can't wait to see your photo cards!  Please note that you'll have a little longer this week to play along in our challenge — until midnight Central next Thursday night, as we'll just be returning from the Craft & Hobby show then and won't be able to announce the winners of this challenge until sometime Friday, July 30th.

- SH JR Signature Red 
JustRite Stampers®: JB-09755 By The Sea and JB-08119 Large Oval Wood Stamper
Dies & Punches: Spellbinders Classic Oval Nestabilities Lg-3 & Sm-5; Martha Stewart shell border punch
Paper: Memory Box-Kraft, Neenah Classic Crest-Natural White
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad,
Copic markers-E02 & B01
Accessories: Copic Airbrush System, Marvy Paper Trimming Buddy w/Victorian blade, foam tape, sponge, Cute photo of kids!

Links: 

JustRite Friday Challenge 021 Winners!

Wow … many thanks to everyone who played along in our Let's Hear It For The Boys challenge … what a great bunch of masculine projects you all produced!  We had such a difficult time deciding on winners because there were several different stand-out projects, each in a distinct category of their own.  So we decided to break up our winners into THREE categories! 

Each category will have a grand prize winner, receiving our brand new Clear Horizontal Stamper (set of 2), Baroque Nested Frames and Cherish the Memories Nested Sentiments and TWO Honorable Mentions, each receiving a $20 JustRite gift certificate!  Sit back, relax and get ready for some fabulous JustRite inspiration!

BEST SCRAPPY GIFT IDEA goes to Regina Mangum with this wonderful Father's Day framed photo gift:

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Regina used our Times New Roman Uppercase font to create the custom accent for this fabulous photo of her son and his grandfather!

Honorable Mentions for this categoary were some wonderful scrappy projects by:

Peggy Allen with this fabulous photo Father's Day card.  Peggy created her custom Father's Day greeting with our Brayton Font (on our June sale this month!):

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Pattie Goldman with this touching scrapbook page of her military now 90-year old grandfather.  Pattie used our Times New Roman Uppercase font to customize this masculine page with her handsome grandfather's name:

JRC_021 Scrap HM-Pattie Goldman 

BEST USE OF FONT goes to Tanya Phillips with this creative Father's Day tag card she made with her JustRite Times New Roman Uppercase font:

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Honorable Mentions for this categoary were:

Sheri, who heat embossed our Times New Roman Uppercase font, combined with one of our Small Oval borders, for a classic Father's Day card:

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Stephanie Ackerman used our Curlz Uppercase font to customize a crossword puzzle background, as well as her focal greeting … very creative use of those Spellbinders dies, too!

JRC_021 Font HM-Stephanie Ackerman 

BEST MASCULINE CARD goes to Jeanne Streiff with this fabulously Copic colored By The Sea beach image … amazing details!

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We loved how Jeanne combined a sentiment from our Just A Note set on the front of her card.  So many times, we might forget to do that or may just not have the appropriate specific greeting.  JustRite now has a fantastic selection of sentiments for the outside, as well as the inside of your cards … and we're still adding!

Honorable Mentions for this categoary were:

Pam Imholz with this wonderful masculine sailboat card for her brother:

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Pam also used the seashell image from this set (By The Sea) to stamp the tan background layer and then used some of our new Victorian Nested Frames & Cherish The Memories Nested Sentiments on the inside of her card, for a fabulously finished masculine card!

JRC_021 Card HM-Pam Imholz Inside 

Selma Stevenson also used our By The Sea set and accented it beautifully with mesh netting and seashells to create her masculine lighthouse card:

JRC_021 Card HM-Selma Stevenson 

Outstanding projects, ladies — you really outdid yourselves with this challenge!  Grand prize winners need to email me your mailing address so we can send out your acrylic blocks and stamps to you.  Honorable Mentions need to email me so I have your email address to send you your gift certificates! 

We hope you'll check back tomorrow for our next Friday Challenge … we'll be doing some Summer recipe swapping, along with some of the Spellbinders design team members … yummm!

- SH JR Signature Purple

JRC_007: Scrappy Pages Winners

Many thanks to all of you who played in our scrapbook page challenge this week.  We're thrilled to see you using JustRite's stamps in your scrapbooks!  Again, we had such a difficult time choosing the winners, so we thought we would award TWO $50 JustRite gift certificates— one for each category we decided upon!

So with a nod to the Academy Awards this weekend … the Best Use of Stamps Oscar goes to:

Liz Weber made US smile with this beautiful page of her darling daughter!  Liz used the "You Make Me Smile" center from our Seeds of Kindness set, making a wonderful frame layered onto a great die cut:

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And the Best Use of Font Oscar goes to Stephanie Kraft.  Stephanie made this very happy page of her adorable daughter's favorite things, using our Brayton Uppercase font for the title and date:

JRC_007-Font Stephanie Kraft 

Congratulations, Ladies!  Please email me to claim your $50 gift certificates!

Honorable Mention Oscars will each win $15 JustRite gift certificates . . .

Regina Mangum wow'd us with this beautiful mix of Times New Roman Uppercase and Lowercase font, combined with our My Garden daisy.  Regina also used our border from Plant A Little Love that says "Plant a little love and watch a miracle grow" as a frame around her son's photo — how creative!  Click on over to her blog for some close-up detail photos:

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Karen Maldonado combined several of our stamps for her gorgeous page: Trompe Script Uppercase for her title under the owl, Times New Roman Uppercase for the date in the lower right corner, and you'll need to click on over to her blog to see the pretty detail of one of our Something Sweet borders around her gorgeous flower embellishment:

JRC_007-HM Karen Maldonado 

We thought Peggy Allen's use of our Stitched With Love set was fabulous, combined together on her wonderful Christmas layout:

JRC_007-HM Peggy Allen 

Congratulations to these ladies, too, for their fabulous Oscar nods!  Each of you can email meto claim your $15 JustRite gift certificates!

We'll be back tomorrow with another JustRite Friday Challenge!  And please keep an eye out for some wonderful new sponsors for our Friday Challenges … they'll be coming up soon!

- SH JR Signature Purple