Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tangerine Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your Christmas Break!  While you read this I am away visiting family and enjoying a break from routine!  You may remember that before I went away, I was working on a set of cards that I was giving my grandmother for Christmas.  This is one that I made for her - let's face it, you can never have too many Birthday Cards!!

I was inspired by a recent Mojo Sketch, although I made this after the week's cut off.  I started with a base of Tangerine Tango and layered with white and some Bloom and Grow DSP.  Across that I've added some striped Bloom and Grow that was matted with green bazzill punched both sides with the Martha Stewart Lattice Arch Border Punch.  The image is from SU's Bloomin' with Beauty (Bloomin' Beautiful in the US) and stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke and Creamy Caramel.  I cut it out and popped it up on an embossed piece of white which is matted with Hazel Bazzill and more Tangerine Tango.  I finished off by adding the sentiment (Sincere Salutations - SU), Kaisercraft Blush Pearls to the top corner and also to many of the flower centres.

Stamps - Bloomin' with Beauty (Bloomin' Beautiful), Sincere Salutation (SU)
Paper - Tangerine Tango, Pear and Hazel Bazzill, White, Bloom and Grow DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Groovy Guava, Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel
Accessories - Small, Large and Large Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Lattice Arch Border Punch, Swiss Dots EF, Kaisercraft Blush Pearls, Scissors and Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

Friday, December 25, 2009


Today I am celebrating Christmas in my home town with not only my husband and 3 children but with extended family as well.  I hope wherever you are today, that your Christmas is a truly joyful and special day!!!!  I also have some big news that I can share with you now --- I have been asked to join the Our Daily Bread Designs Design Team starting in January!!!  I am excited to be asked back and look forward to creating and sharing with this amazing group of women!!

I don't have a new project for you today, instead I am posting some of my favourite Christmas Cards that I have made this year...


Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!
Kathy  :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

FS150 Hold on to Each Other

Can you believe there are only 3 days to Christmas!!!  I FINALLY finished my Christmas shopping today and tomorrow our family heads off on vacation to spend Christmas with family.  Now of course I really should be packing, but what did I do....played the Featured Stamper Challenge of course!!!  LOL!!!  This week the honour goes to Brenda aka Benzi!!!  Congratulations Brenda!!!

I chose her I've Got Curves card to case......and ah, mine really looks nothing like the original!  I was inspired by the Valentine theme, hearts and colours and kept those and completely changed the layout!  I also got to use the soon to be released Romantic Sentiments by JustRite!!!  This set of 9 centers is being released on January 1st!!!

I started with a base of red bazzill and layered with white and some Bella Rose DSP.  Through the middle I added some 1" White Satin Ribbon and topped it with a piece of black bazzill cut with the Label 8 die.  For my feature panel I used the Renaissance Hearts Pendant and cut out a panel in white.  I then took the smaller heart from the same set and cut and embossed 8 hearts in red to go around the edge.  Also using the red I used the die from the middle to cut out another panel which was popped up in the centre.  I stamped the sentiment from Romantic Sentiments in Real Red and cut it out with Circle Nestabilities and glued it to the popped panel of red.  To finish I added some Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the corners of the Label 8 and each of the 8 red hearts.

Stamps - Romantic Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper - Red, Black and White Bazzill, Bella Rose DSP
Ink - Real Red
Accessories - Label 8 Nestabilities, Large Circle Nestabilities, Renaissance Hearts Pendant Shapeabilities, 1" White Satin Ribbon, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

Although I'll be away over Christmas, I will have a couple of posts scheduled during this time.  Wherever you are this Festive Season I hope you are blessed with a Merry Christmas and safe traveling!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

MTSC52 Pink Dogwoods

Do you have people that you struggle to think of Christmas gifts for each year?  One of mine happens to be my 88yr old Grandmother.  She is an amazing woman and I absolutely love her to bits and if I am that great at her age I'll be very happy!!!  At her age however, she doesn't want 'things' - so this year I decided to make her a set of cards so that she always has something on hand for different occasions.  Today I was inspired by Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge to make a card with no sentiment that she could use for various occasions.

I started with a base of pale pink bazzill and layered with white, a darker shade of pink and topped with some Kaisercraft Blushed DSP.  For the strip down the side I've embossed some white card with the 'Victoria' EF and matted with the darker pink.  Across the top I've made the panel with some 1" White Satin and 1/2" Pink Satin Ribbons.  The main panel has been stamped using Our Daily Bread's Grow in Grace Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Jet Black Stazon and coloured with markers and a blender pen and then cut it out with Small Oval Nestabilities.  I matted it with light pink and darker pink bazzill and popped it up on foam tape.  Finally I added a large white satin bow to the top corner.

Stamps - Grow in Grace (ODBD)
Paper - Pink Bazzill (2 shades), White, Kaisercraft Blushed DSP
Ink - Jet Black Stazon
Accessories - Small, Large and Large Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Victoria EF, 1" White Satin Ribbon, 1/2" Pink Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape.

On a different note - the severe weather hitting the east coast of the USA has even made news here in Australia and my thoughts and prayers are with those of you in that part of the world!!!!  For my fellow Queenslanders, I hope you haven't been hit too hard by the storms and flash flooding that happened today!!!

That's all for today, hope you are safe whatever part of the world you are in and thanks for visiting!!!  :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Romantic Sneak Peek!

Hello Everyone!!!  Today the team are sneak peeking the upcoming JustRite January Release!!  To help showcase the sneak peek I have used this week's SCS Sketch Challenge (SC259) as inspiration for today's card.  You might also have noticed that the JustRite Blog is on the move and its new home can now be found HERE!  The blog move is the beginning of lots of exciting things planned for JustRite this year and I'm excited!!!!  :)

Today I am featuring the soon to be released Romantic Sentiments which is a set of 9 centres in beautiful fonts.  These centres are designed to fit the 1 5/8" or 2" Stampers and therefore fit inside the 1 5/8 circle borders as well as the 2" Circle and Square Borders.  Today I've used the Romantic Sentiments with the 2" Decorative Wide Circle Borders.

I started with a base of Very Vanilla and layered with black bazzill, dark green bazzil and more Vanilla (embossed with Swiss Dots - which was then mostly covered up!!!).  Next I added two panels of black that were layered with some flocked DCWV paper (La Creme) and added some May Arts 1" Satin Ribbon around the middle.  On top of that is a panel of Vanilla cut with the Label 8 dies and in two corners I've added some flowers with pearl centres.  I stamped both centre (Romantic Sentiments) and border (2" Decorative Wide Circle Borders) in black on Very Vanilla and cut it out with the Small Circle Nestabilities and matted with black bazzill cut with the Large Circle Nestabilities (to see a Punch & Die Compatibility Chart click HERE!)and popped it up in the centre of the card.

Stamps - Romantic Sentiments, 2" Decorative Wide Circle Borders (JustRite)
Paper - Very Vanilla, Black and Green Bazzill, DCWV DSP (La Creme)
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Large and Small Circle Nestabilities, Label 8 Nestabilities, Flowers, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Kaisercraft Lush Pearls, May Arts Olive 1" Satin Ribbon, Swiss Dots EF, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out the New JR Blog and see what else the girls have made for today!!!!  :)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


FINALLY!!!!  What a shocker of a week - can you believe it's Thursday and I'm just now getting the Featured Stamper Challenge done???  Of course I had to play this week because it is my dear friend PAM who is being honoured!!!  I chose her Let Heaven & Nature Sing card to case.  As much as I LOVE the stamp she used, I decided to change the stamp to a friendship theme, slightly modified the layout, kept the red/green colour palette and moved the pearls!!!

I started with a base of white and layered with Riding Hood Red (embossed with Swiss Dots).  The middle panel is more white layered with Raspberry Tart DSP and then added some Vintage corners.  Across the middle is some 1" white satin ribbon and popped up in the middle is the main panel using the JustRite Friendship Set.  I stamped it in black and then coloured the wreath in red and green markers and blender pen.  I used Large Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities to cut the image out.  (JustRite now has this AWESOME Punch and Die Compatibility Chart which makes it a breeze to find the right thing to use - you can find and download it HERE!!!!)  To finish I added 13 tiny white pearls to each of the flowers in the wreath and red pearls to the corners - because I know Pam would be horrified if I didn't have pearls somewhere on this card!!!  :)  CONGRATULATIONS Pam --- this card is heading to you!!!!  :)

Stamps - Friendship Set (JustRite)
Paper - White, Riding Hood Red, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Markers, Blender Pen, 1" White Satin Ribbon, Vintage Die Set, Large Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Swiss Dots EF, Kaisercraft Snow and Red Pearls, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, stop by Saturday Morning (AEST) / Friday 5pm USA EST for a sneak peek for the upcoming JustRite January Release!!!!  Thanks for visiting!!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Updates and a Notebook!

Hello Everyone!  Many thanks to those who have been checking up on me because of my absence!!  School finished for the Christmas/Summer break (and therefore 3 kids at home under 8yrs), desperately trying to get my Christmas Shopping done, trip to the hairdresser for all of us followed by a massive migraine that resulted in a lot of throwing up followed by 15hrs of being unconscious and another day recovering.  Today I am off to see my cousin who is in town - I haven't seen her in two years!!!  As you can see it's been pretty full on around here of late!!!

Now I still have to make the Featured Stamper challenge card for this week, because it is none other than my dear friend PAM (aka Pam124) - however it will just have to wait a little bit longer!!!  With Christmas fast approaching and our family will be going away for a bit - my posting may be a little sporadic, although I will have some news to share soon!!

The project I have today is a Christmas gift that I made last week before the chaos hit!  I bought a Spirax notebook and covered it with this pretty Kaisercraft Blushed DSP.  The strip down the side is more of the same paper (don't you love that flourish!) with some white grosgrain knotted around it and mounted on some pink bazzill that I've punched with the Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch.  The Monogram is made using the JustRite 2" Square Decorative Frames and the Special Occasions Font Set stamped in Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose.  I cut it out using the Large Classic Square Nestabilities and matted with the Label 3 Nestabilities (2 sizes, 2 colours of pink bazzill) and popped it up on foam tape.  I finished by adding some Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the corners.

JustRite have now compiled an awesome chart that tells you which Spellbinders/Marvy/EK Success/Stampin Up product matches which JustRite stamp set!!!!  What an awesome resource that is!!!  You can find it HERE and download it for future reference!!!

Stamps - 2" Square Decorative Frames , Special Occasions Font Set (JustRite)
Paper - Kaisercraft Blushed DSP, White, Pink Bazzill (2 shades)
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose
Accessories - Label 3 Nestabilities, Large Square Nestabilities, Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!!  :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

WSC109 Congrats EDNA!!!

Today I finally had the chance to play along with Beate's Weekend Sketch Challange!  Of course I HAD to play because the inspiration for this week's challenge came from my BFF Edna!!!!  WOOHOOO!!!!!!  :)  The card that inspired this week's challenge can be found HERE!

This was actually quite a quick card to make, starting with a base of white and layering with Pink Pirouette and more white.  I punched one end of the white with Martha Stewart's Doily Lace Punch and embossed the rest with the Victoria EF.  Across the bottom I added two pieces of this cool ric rak that I found at Bee Crafty in Maryborough - I have no idea what it is called, but it also comes in blue.  I then took the Lattice Pendant Die Set (Spellbinders) and cut out some pieces using the smaller square die and attached them en point across the top.  I thought it looked a bit bland, so I added some Martha Stewart Royal Butterflies (cut with white and sponged with Pretty in Pink) embellished with Kaisercraft Rose Pearls.  The flower has been made using the Poinsettia dies by Spellbinders, cut out in Pink Pirouette.  To add a bit of definition I sponged the centres with Pretty in Pink ink and then popped each flower up on foam tape.  I then added some Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the centre of the flower.  The sentiment is from Warmest Regards and has been stamped in Pretty in Pink ink and then I cut the panel into a tag shape.

Stamps - Warmest Regards (SU)
Paper - Pink Pirouette, White
Ink - Pretty in Pink
Accessories - Nested Poinsettias (Spellbinders), Lattice Pendant die set (Spellbinders), Doily Lace Border Punch and Royal Butterfly Punch (Martha Stewart), Rose and Snow Pearls (Kaisercraft), Pink Ric Rak, Victoria EF, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

SFYTT For Gerry

Well I survived the end of Kindy yesterday, tomorrow I face my son finishing Grade 2!  I can't believe he's finished Grade 2!!!  Today also marked the day that he had to start wearing glasses.  So much has happened this week that my mojo is suffering and yet I still have had to make oodles of altered notebooks and thank you cards!

I was inspired by this week's SFYTT for the layout and I had to make this one pink since the recipient loves pink.  I started with a base of Pink Pirouette and layered with white and some Kaisercraft Blushed DSP and then tied some white grosgrain ribbon around it.  The main panel is more Pirouette and Blushed cut with the Label 4 Nestabilities.  The Monogram is made using the Special Occasions Font and the 2" Decorative Round Wide Borders stamped in River Rock and Regal Rose and cut with the Large Circle Nestabilities and mounted on Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities.  To finish I added several Kaisercraft Snow Pearls!!  :)

Stamps - Special Occasions Font, 2" Decorative Round Wide Borders (JustRite)
Paper - Pink Pirouette, White, Kaisercraft Blushed DSP
Ink - River Rock, Regal Rose
Accessories - Label 4 Nestabilities, Large Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!  :)

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Goodbye Kindy Year...

I can't believe how crazy things have been over the last few days!  Not only have I done very little Christmas shopping - this is the last week of school before the Summer/Christmas School Holidays!!!  YIKES!!!  Is anyone else as disorganised as I am this year???
Today is a bittersweet day for me - it marks the very last day of my middle child's Kindy year!  (In Australia Kindy is 2 stages before grade 1.)  I have to admit I'm feeling a little teary today, my little man is growing up!  I have made a Journal and card set for his teacher as a thank you gift.  These are her favourite colours and she loved them when we presented them this morning!

I used Kaisercraft's new Lilac Avenue PP (both the full sized sheets as well as the mini deck size).  I've matched it with Old Olive and So Saffron cardstock, scallop edge punch for borders and the Label 4 dies to frame the name (journal) and sentiment circle (card).  The sentiment is from JustRite's new release Just A Note set and stamped in Old Olive ink.  I embellished with some green satin ribbon and some Kaisercraft Lemon Pearls.

Stamps - Just A Note (JustRite), Headline Alphabet (ret. SU)
Paper - Old Olive, So Saffron, White, Kaisercraft Lilac Avenue DSP
Ink - Old Olive
Accessories - Label 4 Nestabilties, Large Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Scallop edge punch, green satin ribbon, foam tape.

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

LSC249 White Christmas

Hello Everyone!!!  Today's card is for this week's LSC Challenge at SCS!  The Hostess this week is Holly McMillen (aka Toy) and she asked me to be a sample maker for her!!!  Thanks so much for asking me Holly - it was so much fun!!!  :)  The challenge was to make a card using the 'White Christmas' theme - only white card, only white paper, white or clear embellishments, only one colour ink and no colouring!  For more details see LSC249 on THIS page!!!

I started with a white card base and then popped up the next layer of white on foam tape.  I then added another layer of white - embossed with 'Victoria' EF and punched one end with the Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch.  Around this layer I attached some white satin ribbon and added a white satin bow to one side.  In the bottom corner, in silver ink, I added the sentiment from JustRite's Christmas Joy Set.  The poinsettia is made using the Spellbinders Nested Poinsettias - which I've had on my desk for MONTHS begging to be used!!  Once again, I've cut them out using white card, embossed the edges and shaped them, popping the middle up.  To finish I've added some Kaisercraft Snow Pearls to the centre of the poinsettia and to the bottom left corner.

Stamps - Christmas Joy (JustRite)
Paper - White cardstock
Ink - Silver
Accessories - Spellbinders Nested Poinsettia, Victoria EF, Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch, White Satin Ribbon, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft Snow Pearls, Foam Tape.

That's all for now, thanks for visiting and hope you play along!!!  :)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

JustRite Gift Hop!!!

Welcome to the JustRite Gift Hop!!!  Can you believe December is here already???  Not only is Christmas coming up fast, but it is also the end of the school year here in Australia!!!  Like many other Mums, I am busy making end of year teacher gifts - this one in particular will be going to my son's Speech Therapist.  I love making notebooks and larger journals as gifts - it's just so practical for teachers!!  They are quick and easy and you can make matching cards!!!  :)

I've used Basic Grey Lemonade paper to cover the front of the book and then added a layer of Rose Red topped with Very Vanilla embossed with Victoria EF.  Through the middle I've added some Satin Ribbon (thanks to Stacy aka Twinshappy!) and popped on top of that is the monogram.  For the Monogram I've used the new Deluxe Monogram Kit - 2" Round Set, stamped in Rose Red and cut with Large Circle Nestabilities.  To finish I added some Kaisercraft Latte Pearls to the corners.

I followed the same idea with the card using a Very Vanilla base.  This time I offset the sentiment circle (which uses the new Just A Note set for the centre and  Deluxe Monogram Kit for the border) and instead of pearls, added a large satin bow to the corner!!

There are so many beautiful projects on the hop, so keep hopping and be inspired!!!!  :)

JustRite Blog

Angela Barkhouse

Barb Schram

Becca Feeken

Debbie Olson

Heidi Blankenship

Kathy Jones

Kellie Fortin

Lauren Meader

Lisa Somerville

Michele Kovack

Michelle Wooderson

Sharon Harnist

Sharon Johnson

Terre Fry

Stamps - Deluxe Monogram Kit - 2" RoundJust A Note (JustRite)
Paper - Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Basic Grey Lemonade DSP
Ink - Rose Red
Accessories - Large Circle and Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Victoria EF, Kaisercraft Latte Pearls, Satin ribbon, Bow Easy, Foam Tape, Spiral Punch (SU).

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!!!  :)


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