As promised there is some wonderful JustRite blog candy today!  But first let me show you a couple of tags and a fun card I made using the JustRite “Sonnet Stamper-10 Designer Centers and Borders” Set.

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The card also uses Flourishes newly released set “Sleigh Ride”.

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The lush gift boxes are spruced up a little more with tags and some May Arts ribbon.

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Aren’t these tree ornaments cute!

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Stamps: Flourishes ‘Sleigh Ride‘; JustRite ‘Sonnet Stamper-10 Designer Centers and Borders’ Set

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Gable Green, Pink Passion

Inks: Brilliance ‘Graphite Black’

Accessories: May Arts Ribbon; Cuttlebug, ‘Snowflake’ Embossing Folder; Circle Nestabilities; Circle Punches 1-3/8 and 1-3/4 inches; Silver Cording; Metal Rings; Brad; Stickles

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Okay enough teasing.  Let’s get on with the blog candy!!!  smileyblinkingani.gif

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Flourishes is kicking off the holiday season and everything at Flourishes is JustRite!!  They want to make it easy for you to add to your wish list or buy for that special stamping buddy in your life.  So starting December 1st, everything JustRite in the Flourishes store will be 25% off!!  The Flourishes Design Team will be showing you lots of fun ways you can use these products, and we are giving away some goodies of our own!!  Besides myself, Faith Hofrichter (Markie’s Mom) is also having some JustRite candy today.  Be sure to check the Flourishes Newsletter for the Winner’s Roundup List on Sunday, November 30th.

TO ENTER:  Just leave a comment here on THIS post.

The contest will close on Friday, November 28th at midnight PST.  I will use random.org to pick the winners.  #1 on the list will be given their choice of any of the 4 packages.  #2 on the list will be given their choice of any of the remaining 3 packages and so on.  The winners will also be announced here on Saturday, November 29th.

(The pictures and lists below of the JustRite packages were photographed and posted by Leslie Miller.  Leslie has graciously given me permission to use them here.)

Package #1

C-45 Monogram Stamp & Storage Box containing:

  • 1 C-45 Monogram Stamper with pad (black ink on one side, dry on the other)
  • 4 borders
  • 1 set of Medium & Large letters

Additionally, this first give-away package contains:

  • 2 double-sided dry pads
  • 1 double-sided two color dry pad
  • 1 Medium & Large Numbers set
  • 1 Small Letter set
  • 1 Damask Borders set
  • 1 Library Of, Kitchen Of, Desk Of Borders set

These are all for use with the C-45 Monogram Stamper.  Here’s a photo of the goodies:

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Package #2

C-30 Monogram Stamper Kit plus an extra double-sided dry pad.  The C-30 stamps a smaller image and can even be used with a 1 3/8″ circle punch.  The C-30 kit contains:

  • 1 C-30 Monogram Stamper with pad (black ink on one side, dry on the other side)
  • 3 damask borders
  • 1 large alphabet set

Here’s its photo:

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Package #3

Special Occasions Monogram Stamper Kit

This set is sized for the C-45 Monogram Stamper.  However, it can be used whether or not you have the Monogram Stamper because the kit includes a wood block mount.  Just mount your borders and letters on the block and ink with any pad.  This set features the Special Occasions font and contains:

  • 1 wooden stamp mount
  • 3 elegant borders
  • 1 large alphabet set
  • 2 medium alphabet sets

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Package #4

Curlz Monogram Stamper Kit

(Package #4, pictured below, works in the same manner as Package #3 — with or without the C-45 Monogram Stamper.)

This package contains:

  • 1 wooden stamp mount
  • 3 fun borders
  • 1 large Curlz alphabet set
  • 2 medium Curlz alphabet sets

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Many thanks to Flourishes for making this possible!!  Good luck everyone!!

 

Midnight 12/28/08:  THIS POST IS NOW CLOSED FOR COMMENTS

 

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Drama:   I was setting up to take a picture of the card (below) and dropped my camera.  And I didn’t just drop it.  The strap got caught on a table as I was walking by and it jerked it away from me.  In trying to catch it, I actually pushed it down even harder.  It crashed.. it crashed really hard onto the wood floor.  And yes, it broke.  RIP dear camera.  So DH found an old thing on some bottom shelf in his den.  I will be using that for a bit until my “new” camera arrives.  Be gentle concerning the quality of my photos.  (Actually having an excuse for poor quality photos may not be such a bad thing for me!  There’s always a bright side to everything, right?  lol )

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My teenage son’s cross country team has had a great season.  The team mom has been really great, too.  There have been so many trips with some involving airline flights and hotel rooms and dinners and rental cars, etc. etc…  So many details and she has kept us all organized.  This card is for her.  I tried to make it look like many of the courses that our racers have been running lately.  The stamps are from Flourishes “Forest of Trees” set.

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*******BLOG CANDY ON MONDAY!!!*******

I will have 4 separate JUSTRITE packages to give away!!  To get a sneak peek at them check out Leslie Miller’s post here!!!

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Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend.smileycatani.gif

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Stamps: FLLC ‘Forest of Trees’; SU! ‘Fancy Flexible Phrases’

Papers: SU! Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive; Basic Grey ‘Scarlet’s Letter’

Inks: SU! Ruby Red; Versafine ‘Onyx Black’

Accessories: GG Ribbon, Brads, McGill Giant Punch ‘Oak Leaf’, SU! Photo Corners Punch

We’ve all been there.  You know… not planning on sitting down and creating anything.  Too much other stuff to do.  HA!  And then one card later…

This card is for the Splitcoaststampers Sketch Challenge #203.  The stamps used are from Flourishes new release “Autumn Flourishes”.

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I used Basic Grey’s “Ambrosia” designer paper for everything but the borders and card base.  The edges have been sponged with Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip.  A white and a black gel pen were used to outline some of the leaves on the main image.  Both ribbons are by May Arts.  The rhinestones are by Kaiser.

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Okay I really must do some laundry.  My 17 year old came to me last night as he was going to bed and asked if I could transfer the clothes that he just put in the washing machine into the dryer.  I’m a terrible mother.  Piles of laundry still sit from our trip to Boise, Idaho, this past weekend.  His X-Country team was running in the Nike Regionals there.  The girls had taken 1st place in Washington State.  They took 2nd at Regionals so now qualify for Nationals in Portland, Oregon, on Dec 4th.  Exciting stuff… but oh the laundry.  Yes, I must get to that.

Oh one other thing though… I got a call from one of my married sons last night.  They are expecting their first baby in January.  Looks like this little granddaughter may be coming early.  Kimberly is now on bed rest.  Having lots of contractions.  She is a very tiny lady and an early delivery was expected.  But we are hoping she can hang on for another 2 or 3 weeks.  They just (as in the final paper work gets done TODAY) bought a home.  Looks like Jeff will be doing all the moving on his own next week.  Wonder if he needs a mom to show up and help move the kitchen.  Maybe I can do their laundry!!  I’m so good at that!  LOL!!!

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Stamps: Flourishes ‘Autumn Flourishes’; SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip; Basic Grey ‘Ambrosia’

Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red

Accessories: May Arts Satin Ribbons; Kaiser Rhinestones; Silk Flower

“Autumn Flourishes” is a beautiful silhouetted set filled with graceful images.  It is one of three of the newly released Flourishes’ sets this week.

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On this card one of the large images is used as the focal point.  The sentiment is also part of this gorgeous set.

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I had completely forgotten about my Spectrum ink pad.  But when I saw these cards by Leslie Miller, I was reminded of it and knew that I would just have to try it with this lovely leafy autumn set.

Check out the other Flourishes’ designers to see what wonderful creations they have made with Flourishes’ newly released sets.

Faith Hofrichter

Julie Koerber

Linda Duke

Cindy Lawrence

(Cindy is offering up the “You Are Invited” set and a pack of Basic Grey “Euphoria” designer paper for blog candy today!!  Don’t miss it!)

Laura Fredrickson

Latisha Yoast

Cindy Haffner

Becca Feeken

Here are the 3 new sets released by Flourishes this week!

“Figs and Pomegranates”

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“Autumn Flourishes”

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“You Are Invited”

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Besides offering a 10% discount on the new release bundle when you purchase all 3 sets, Flourishes is also having a terrific sale on ALL BASIC GREY PAPER and BRADS.  Oh and there is so much more on sale including some of the most popular JUSTRITE ENSEMBLES.  Check it all out over on the Flourishes’ Blog!

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Stamps: Flourishes “Autumn Flourishes”

Papers: SU! Ruby Red, Very Vanilla

Inks: SU! Pumpkin Patch Spectrum, Ruby Red, More Mustard, Olive Green

Accessories: May Arts Satin Ribbon; SU! Earth Elements Buttons, Photo Corner Punch; McGill Oak Leaf Giant Punch, Cuttlebug, Oval Die Cut

Sometimes clean and simple are just the ticket especially for those cards or invitations where you need to make several of them.  Well Flourishes’ new “You Are Invited” set makes it easy!

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This card came together SO quickly, and I just love it’s black tie feel.  For the oval shading, I punched an oval with SU!’s oval punch and then sponged using the reverse mask.  I got the idea to use an oval from this darling card by Jennifer Alcivar.  The sentiment is from Flourishes “Holiday Greetings” set which was released last month.

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Check out the other Flourishes’ designers to see what wonderful creations they have made with Flourishes’ newly released sets.

Faith Hofrichter

Julie Koerber

Linda Duke

Cindy Lawrence

(Cindy will be offering up the “You Are Invited” set and a pack of Basic Grey “Euphoria” designer paper for blog candy tomorrow.  Don’t miss it!)

Laura Fredrickson

Latisha Yoast

Here are the 3 new sets released by Flourishes this week!

“Figs and Pomegranates”

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“Autumn Flourishes”

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“You Are Invited”

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Besides offering a 10% discount on the new release bundle when you purchase all 3 sets, Flourishes is also having a terrific sale on ALL BASIC GREY PAPER and BRADS.  Oh and there is so much more on sale including some of the most popular JUSTRITE ENSEMBLES.  Check it all out over on the Flourishes’ Blog!

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Stamps: Flourishes “You Are Invited”, “Holiday Greetings”

Papers: SU! Basic Black, Barely Banana, Whisper White; Striped Vellum

Inks: Versafine “Onyx Black”; SU! Barely Banana, So Saffron, Bashful Blue; Sakura ClearStar Glitter Pen

Accessories: May Arts Satin Ribbon; SU! Oval Punch; Brads

Flourishes is releasing 3 new sets today!  I am so excited to show them to you.  They are beautiful!  Today’s card uses the set “Figs and Pomegranates”.  The sentiment is from “Autumn Flourishes”.

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The deeply shaded areas and well defined lines on this image make it a breeze to color.  Practically everything is done for you!  I used reinkers to add a little color and voila!

Check out the other Flourishes’ designers to see what wonderful creations they have made with these new sets.

Faith Hofrichter

Julie Koerber

Linda Duke

Cindy Lawrence

Cindy Haffner

Laura Fredrickson

Latisha Yoast

(Cindy will be offering up the “You Are Invited” set and a pack of Basic Grey “Euphoria” designer paper for blog candy on Friday.  Don’t miss it!)

Here are the sets!!!

“Figs and Pomegranates”

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“Autumn Flourishes”

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“You Are Invited”

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Aren’t they GRAND!!

Besides offering a 10% discount on the new release bundle, Flourishes is also having a terrific sale on ALL BASIC GREY PAPER and BRADS.  Oh and there is so much more on sale including some of the most popular JUSTRITE ENSEMBLES.  Check it all out over on the Flourishes’ Blog!

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Stamps: Flourishes “Figs and Pomegranates”, “Autumn Flourishes”

Papers: SU! Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Watercolor; Memory Box DP “Sparkle”

Inks: Versafine “Onyx Black”; SU! Bravo Burgundy, Close to Cocoa, Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Sahara Sand (A mix of Reinkers, Markers and Classic Ink Pads was used.)

Accessories: Kaiser Flatback Pearls; Primas; GG Ribbon; Cuttlebug, “Just My Type” Embossing Folder

This cute mobile is the inspiration piece for Beate’s Inspiration Challenge #31 this week.

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Here is the card that I made for it.

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As soon as I saw those darling felt birds, I knew I would be using my felt flowers from SU!’s Flower Fusion.  The leaves were created by cutting off some of the petals on one of the green flowers.  The sweet little bird in the Fun and Fast Notes set seemed like the perfect place to start, too.  And I tried to stay close to the colors in the inspiration piece.

Hope you can play along.  This was a FUN one!  Check out the other Inspiration Team’s creations:

Jennifer Buck
Charmaine Ikach
Silke Ledlow
Danielle Lounds
Dawn McVey

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All products used are from Stampin’ Up!.

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Bella Blossoms (sentiment)

Papers: Not Quite Navy, Watercolor, DSP Washington Apple

Inks: YoYo Yellow, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Not Quite Navy, Tempting Turquoise, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Jet Black Stazon (Classic Ink Pads, Markers and Reinkers were all used.)

Accessories: Button (Earth Elements), Flower Fusion, GG Ribbon (Always Artichoke), Aqua Painter

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Flourishes’ Sneak Peek!!!

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Tomorrow is Flourishes’ release day! They have 3 new sets this month!! Here’s a little teeny tiny peeksie.  *hehe*  Hope you will come back tomorrow and take a look at these wonderful stamps!!

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Isn’t this a great sketch?!  It is the layout for Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge today.

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I just had to play along.  I pulled out a couple of Flourishes October releases and made this card.

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I photographed this at night and I don’t have a light box.  So admittedly it is quite dark.  The reindeer is from Flourishes “Sleigh Ride” set and the sentiment is from their “Holiday Greetings” set.  I love the “Glittering Christmas” designer paper also from Flourishes.  Using my Cuttlebug and Spellbinders oval die cut I embossed the largest oval on the white card stock.  It isn’t showing very well in the picture.  I had to choose between the embossing or the sparkle as the lighting wasn’t right to show both at once.  I chose the sparkle!  lol  The red organdy ribbon is May Arts.

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Stamps: Flourishes ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘Holiday Greetings’

Papers: SU! Basic Black and Brushed Gold; PTI White; Flourishes ‘Glittering Christmas’ DP

Inks: VersaMark

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, May Arts Organdy Ribbon, Brads, Spellbinders Nestabilities Oval Die Cut, Cuttlebug, SU! Corner Ticket Punch, Paper Piercer and Template, McGill’s ‘Holly’ and ‘Pine’ Punches

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Since I first saw the pine bough image from Flourishes “All That Glitters” stamp set, the idea for this card has been in my head.  And I have to admit I love the serene and peaceful feel of this scene.

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I stamped the bough image several times, starting at the bottom and moving up, to form the large half tree in the foreground.  The tree in the background is from Flourishes “Forest of Trees” stamp set.  Using the emboss resist technique, both trees are stamped with a blend of Creamy Caramel and VersaMark and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  SU!’s Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip inks are then sponged onto the card stock.  The left panel is Flourishes “Glittering Christmas” designer paper. The sentiment is from Flourishes “Holiday Greetings” stamp set and stamped in Chocolate Chip.  There is a chocolate Kaiser flatback pearl placed on the sentiment.  The ribbon is May Arts.

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Flourishes “All That Glitters”

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blog120closeup.jpgIt’s Halloween and each year there have been fewer and fewer trick-or-treaters at my door.  I miss seeing all the little ones… *sigh*  Last year I bought full size candy bars in the hopes that the word would get around that the walk up our driveway was worth it.  But I only got seven total.  Well ever the optimist, I’m still hoping I get tons of spooks and goblins tonight!  lol  Have a safe and happy one!

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Stamps: Flourishes “All That Glitters”, “Forest of Trees”, “Holiday Greetings”

Papers: SU! Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip; Flourishes “Glittering Christmas” DP

Inks: SU! Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, VersaMark

Accessories: Ribbon, Pearl, Clear Embossing Powder, 1-1/4″ Punch, 1-3/8″ Punch

I just couldn’t resist these darling baking dishes while shopping the other day.  And well of course I had to make a couple of tags to go with them!

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So using my JustRite Christmas Stamp Ensemble and my Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood set, I did just that and made some matching tags.  Doesn’t that pretty little poinsettia make a perfect accent!  The circles were all cut using the Classic Circle Nestabilities.  The center sentiment was popped up on dimensionals.

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The holly and bells on the border were colored in with markers.  I also used my Nestabilities to cut the round card base.

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A portion of the circle Nestabilities hangs over the fold on the card stock to create a card base.  (After I photographed this I realized it might be confusing because I used red card stock to show how I cut the card base with the die cut, but the actual card base on my tag is white.)

Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood – Set of 10 Stamps

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And now that I’ve photographed this I can slice up and eat the bread!  Well it’s actually sort of a fruit cake.  So confession time… I like fruit cake!  Yay, I think I’m in the minority there!  Well all the more for me!  hehe  I do plan on giving these as gifts, but before I do I will fill them with something that tends to be more universally popular like banana bread!

 Have a great day!

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Stamps: Flourishes Poinsettia and Boxwood; JustRite Christmas Stamp Ensemble

Papers: SU! Real Red, Garden Green, Very Vanilla

Inks: SU! Real Red and Garden Green Craft and Markers

Accessories: Classic Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, McGill Pine Punch, Striped GG Ribbon, Gold Cording, Gold Brads

 

 

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