Saturday, May 21, 2016

Goodbye JustRite

Hello to all my blogging friends!  As many of you may have seen, JustRite Papercraft had a Design Team Call as the new owners felt it was time for a change.  Of course the old team were welcome to reapply, I like the rest of the team decided it was time to step down.  I joined JustRite back in June 2009, so it is sad to say goodbye especially to Kellie Fortin and Amy Tedder who have steered the team, been our friends and designed beautiful stamps through all those years.  We have been a tight knit group who have cared for and supported each other and these two have been so good to us and I will miss them dearly.  My dear fellow Design Team, it is hard to say goodbye and I will be miss them terribly too - 7yrs is a long time to work beside many of these girls and we have a dear friendship with each other and I know that we will keep in touch.  I also want to thank all the JustRite fans who have faithfully followed this blog over the years, your support and comments have always been valued and meant so much!  Even though I won't be designing for JustRite anymore, I will have more time to 'play' and maybe venture into trying new things and even doing a few tutorials?

As a farewell, I'm posting a card that I had published a while ago using JustRite's Hydrangea Vintage Labels Seven stamp set.  I tried a technique where I've stamped the image in white embossing powder on white card and then used Copic Inks and a Aquabrush filled with Colourless Blender ink to create a watercolour effect.  It's a fun and different way to use your Copic inks and you don't have to worry about damaging your nibs on the embossing powder - give it a go, you may become addicted!

I think it's apt to finish with this sentiment as I have been very thankful to Kellie, Amy, Heidi, Debbie, Michele, Angela, Eva, Darsie, Sheri, Marisa and Kristi as well as all those who I've worked beside at JR over the years.  Miss you girls!  <3

Stamps - Hydrangea Vintage Labels Seven (JustRite)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, Purple
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Copic Inks, Aquabrush, Colourless Blender Solution, Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles, JustRite Vintage Sentiment Tag Die, Purple and White Ribbons

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and reading through to the end of this post and hope you have a creative day!


Unknown said...

Kathy, I have also enjoyed working beside you and being inspired by your amazing work!! As you've said, even though we won't be designing for JustRite we will remain lifelong friends! {{{HUGS}}}

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kathy, this is a gorgeous card, and I've always loved seeing your cards for JustRite. Yes, I can imagine the close-knit "family" you've become after serving together for so long. But you've made some of the most beautiful cards that I've loved, and I look forward to seeing some fun more relaxing cards and even some tutorials. And you will always have the stamps to play with at your leisure now. Enjoy, and it's not goodbye but farewell. Big hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Marisa said...

Change can be bittersweet indeed, but also a door to new beginnings. Thankful you had 7 years of joy with the team :) Hugs to you!!

Leslie Miller said...

That is a long time to be on a team! I always loved your JustRite cards and this one is a real beauty. The white embossing and soft watercoloring are a winning combination. I'll be watching for whatever you feel like stamping in the future!

Gab said...

Wow, can't even imagine all the mixed feelings you must be going through. Beautiful card.

Margie Higuchi said...

LOVED working with you while I was on the team :) Thank you for the inspiration you shared with us <3 Will keep in touch through FaceBook xo


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