Wednesday, November 3, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 9

I have a Paper Makeup Stamps Sneak Peek here, so please go there after you read this post!!

Welcome to the 9th week of JustRite Stampers’ Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops! 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 JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps! Don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets, too -- you can find them HERE. This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team is the Just Us Girls (JUGS) challenge blog design team!

For the month of November, we thought we would switch gears a little and throw in some holiday gift ideas using your JustRite stamps, so be watching for those, too, on November’s hops! And in celebration of JustRite’s 9th and 10th weeks of Christmas Blog Hops, they have a huge surprise for you -- take 25% off
All JustRite Original Christmas Stamps now through November 15, with free shipping within the U.S. -- Don't forget to tell Santa!!

We were thrilled when Pam Imholz broke the news that the JUGs DT was going to participate in this hop! I love JustRite stamps...they are so many pretty designs, I had a difficult time choosing one. But in the end, I settled on this Backyard Birds set. It's not part of the Christmas Collection, but it did have a pretty cardinal in a winter setting.
I just love this card! I didn't intend for the main image to take on the look of an ornament. It just evolved into it as I was finishing it, and I'm so glad it did! The image is colored with copic markers and when I was finished, the background was begging to be shaded in. I had to cut a mask for the bird and the ribbon around the image, then it was shaded in with Baja Breeze ink. I cut and embossed it with a nestie and that's when it took on the look of an ornament. So I ran some ribbon through the holes and tied a bow on top. The paper is from Basic Grey's new Jovial paper pad. I LOVE red, black and cream! So classic! I added Liquid Applique to the snow on the branch and Star Dust stickles to everything else (I love sparkle too!). The sketch is an old one from Sweet Sunday Sketches.I decided that I'm giving this to my mom for Christmas, so I did some extra special decorating on the inside as well. The border is from the Christmas Nested Frames & Occasions set and the sentiment is from the Christmas Nested Sentiments set.

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Inspiration Blog

JustRite Design Team:

Debbie Olson
Sharon Harnist
Heidi Blankenship
Kazan Clark
Stephanie Kraft
Barb Schram
Michele Kovack
Angela Barkhouse
Kathy Jones

Just Us Girls Design Team:

Alicia Weiman
Andrea Matthews
Dana Gustafson
Kristin Bueter
Maria Levine
Kathryn Berthiaume
Lisa Kind
Pam Imholz

Thanks for stopping by today!



Unknown said...

Beautifully done! Fabulous coloring and choice of papers. And I love what you've done on the inside of the card, too!

Dana Gustafson said...

So pretty Lisa! I love the red plaid with the crdinal image! And your dressed up inside is oh so Lisa....perfect use for the nested frames and always leave e thinking "now why didn't I think of that?"

Unknown said...

Beautiful, Lisa! Love how you made your lovely cardinal the focal point of this!

Sharon Harnist said...

Wonderful cards, Lisa -- I especially like the ribbon around the cardinal! Thanks so much for hopping with JustRite today!

AKiteFlier said...

Beautiful Lisa - love the ribbon through the eyelet - very nice touch - great coloring and fab layout! Thanks for hopping along with JustRite on behalf of JUGS this week.

Steph Ackerman said...

I love that cardinal - great card.

Michele Kovack said...


Andrea M said...

What a gorgeous card Lisa! Don't you just love that sweet little cardinal?!?! Awesome job on the blog hop!

Maria said...

Beautiful job! I love the country style this seems to have. The paper, colors etc. Nice job Lisa it rocks!

Kristin Eberline said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Lisa! LOVE the red, black and cream also...that paper is gorgeous but not near as stunning as your focal cardinal! How awesome that the main panel turned into a very pretty ornament...those are the great moments of stamping. Unintended results that turn out more amazing than anything you could have imagined :] I'm sure your mother will cherish this beauty ♥

Monique said...

Oh Lisa this is So Beautiful!! I love how you have weaved the ribbon the big plaid paper ribbon and the inside is finished to!! Wonderful Holiday card :)

Kathryn B said...

Your first card is stunning Lisa! I just love how you wove the ribbon around your cardinal and added just the right amount of plaid! Not that I don't like the second one that ones is beautiful too! I like how you used the same papers and achieved a different feeling with each card! (I love that paper also!)

Anne Tussing said...

Gasp! This is gorgeous!!!

Michele (mitchygitchygoomy) said...

Lisa, what a beautiful evolution your card took on as you worked on it. It is stunning and those papers are GORGEOUS, I have them and love them and particularly the ones you've used so beautifully here. Your cardinal image on the ribboned cutout looks like it was just waiting to be so cleverly discovered and crafted...and along came you to make it happen.

Katherine Thayer said...

Your designs really amaze me!


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