Wednesday, October 27, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 8

JustRite Stampers’ newest
Wednesday feature,
12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops 8!
Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving, some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing
And don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets you can find them HERE.
This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Flower Soft and The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog design teams! So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas,
starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

I always love snowflakes of any kind and size so I wanted to use this great set of Christmas themed stamps that includes a couple snowflakes.  The patterned papers are brand new from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. Another thing I love to go along with snowflake images is the color blue and notice how I paired these prints with the green for my card base.
I stamped the circle frame image on white cardstock with Versafine Black ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  This piece was punched out with a circle punch and matted with a slightly larger black punched circle and then matted again with a slightly larger, scallop circle punch. 
Now I generously filled the middle of my white, framed circle with the Aleene's Tacky Glue and sprinkled on the Polar Ice Flower Soft.  I am pretty sure the white is my favorite of the Flower Soft colors, you can't find a better look for "snow".  The snowflake was also stamped with the black ink and embossed with the clear embossing powder.  I colored portions of it with a couple shades of blue Copic markers and then sprayed the entire piece with a blue Chalkboard Glimmer Mist.  I cut out the snowflake image and attached it to my Flower Soft circle with foam tape for added dimension.

Now for a tip:  I read this one time, I think on the JustRite blog and it has helped me so much. When you use JustRite stamps and use a center image and a frame image in the sets they come in, these can be stamped very successfully. However, sometimes I like to use the middle images alone, especially the words and I could not figure out how to stamp these without black ink on the edges.  The tip that I read is to trim these stamps to take off those excess areas of rubber. These stamps have ridges on the back side so that they work with the JustRite blocks and I would have thought that trimming them would not have been a good idea but it works perfectly and makes these stamps so much easier to stamp a great image of.  My photo gives you an idea of what this looks like.
Now for the hop. Here is the entire list but from here you can hop on over to Deb's blog.

JustRite Design Team:
Sharon Harnist
Angela Barkhouse
Sankari Wegman
Stephanie Kraft
Kazan Clark
Michele Kovack
Kellie Fortin
Barb Schram
Debbie Olson
Becca Feeken
Heidi Blankenship

Flower Soft Design Team:
Jeanne Streiff
Debbie Seyer
Gini Cagle
Linda Beeson
Deb Felts
Cibele Glazer
Vicki Garrett
Dina Kowal

The Shabby Tea Room Design Team:
Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Nicole Segnere
Clare Buswell
Pattie Goldman
Lisa Golzbein
Cathy Clark-Sanite

Before I go, I just have to share some photos from our weekend. This was our third pumpkin patch visit this season! We are usually lucky to get to one but with a 2 1/2 year old grandson, pumpkin patch visits are FUN!

This was a hay bale maze, where you go until you run into dead ends. Well, dead ends were no problem, he would just crawl up on the hay bales and walk on top of them!
Throwing handfulls of hay was also a fun activity!
This is a pumpkin patch with an ocean view!!! Beyond those palm trees is more farm land and then the coast. The pumpkin patch goes up a hill so I was standing up the hill abit.
I loved these pumpkins with their long, skinny stems. Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Stamps – Whimsical Christmas and Christmas Nested Sentiments/JustRite stamps
Polar Ice Flower Soft
Tacky glue – Aleene’s
Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Something for Everyone collection/Nikki Sivils
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Scallop circle and circle punches – PaperShapers
Border punch – Recollections
Machine sewing
Copic markers
Chalkboard spray – Tattered Angels
Self adhesive rhinestones – Queen & Co.
Foam tape – 3M


  1. What a lovely card, I love the clean yet elegant design! Your photo's are fabby! What a sweet little fella he is! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Autumn, Pumpkin patches and the crisp fall air!

    Have a wonderful day!


  2. Great card and wonderful pictures of your grandson! My kids have always loved going to the pumpkin patch with Grandma!

  3. Such a lovely card, Linda! Love the FS behind the snowflake!

    Sweet photos.. your GS is adorable!

  4. First, your grandson is adorable! Second, love the card, especially the colors. Thanks for the tip on trimming the stamp. I wouldn't have thought of that.

  5. Your Card is that snowflake! ...and that little guy sure is a cutie too! :)

  6. How clever to use the Polar White behind the image! That adds so much texture and depth. Love the pumpkin patch pics!!

  7. great tip! and i loooove the color combo. cuuuute pics, to ;)

  8. Linda, what a great idea to rest the snowflake on some FS snow! Great card!

  9. Linda, I love your card with that blanket of snow underneath the snowflake! So elegant and beautiful!

    Your pictures are stunning! What a cutie your gs is, and those pumpkins are beautiful! So glad we didn't have to work the pumpkin patch today, because it was hot and humid! Yours looks much more fun!

  10. Beautiful card and I love that FS snow! Having fun hopping with you all today! :)

  11. I love the layering of the snowflake!! Gorgeous detail! Your grandson is super cute and I love the long stemed pumpkins, too! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. It means so much to me!

  12. I am surprised you take the time to craft with such a cutie patootie to be with! Great fun!
    I love your colour choices for your card and the blinged out snowflake.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  13. Wonderful Christmas card! Love the colors in the paper. Adorable photos!!

  14. Such a pretty card Linda. Love the colors, the borders... cute snowflake with the flowersoft background. :o)