Wednesday, October 27, 2010

JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop 8

Welcome to 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 JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps!  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 have always loved primitive folk art, especially at Christmas, and the colors for my card for today were inspired by the folk art look and the fun patchwork border in JustRite's set, Groovy Snowmen.

The snowman image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a circle of ivory card stock cut with a nestabilities die, then colored with Copic markers.  I stamped another image onto scrap card stock so I could color and cut an extra flower to adhere next to the greenery on his hat brim, which was embellished with a little bit of ultra fine pine Flower Soft.  There's also a teeny bit of ultra fine citrus crush at the flower's center.  Instead of catching a snowflake in his hand, this warm, handsome fella is holding a great big ivory Flower Soft snow ball, so you'd better duck!  ;)  He's ready to launch it!

The layout began with a scrap of Graphic 45 "The Night Before Christmas" designer paper adhered to a red card stock base.  I added a bit of sweater-textured red card stock created with a cuttlebug folder and white craft ink, and a sentiment from JustRite's Christmas Sentiments and Verses.  A strip of kraft card stock, a country blue satin bow, and a few button-trimmed ivory snowflakes punched with a Martha Stewart punch tie the whole design together.  Everything was inked with Tim Holtz tea-dye distress ink to give it that timeworn, warm country Christmas look.

I would have liked to stitch some of the edges of the paper, but didn't dare.  My sewing machine has not been working properly lately (puttputtputtzooom!) needs to make a trip to the repairman for a tuneup!  It is as old as the hills!  I'm almost afraid to take it in because I don't want him to tell me that it is now obsolete! 

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:

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


  1. How beautiful Deb!! Your coloring is so wonderful!!

  2. Holy Moses Deb! This is BEAUTIFUL!



  3. I love the colors you used for this card. Just beautiful!

  4. This is lovely, everything works perfectly together.

  5. Just lovely, Deb! Love the rich, warm colors!

  6. Oh how I LOVE your use of the red/white/blue for a Christmas card! Wonderful and adorable little snowman too.

  7. You did such an awesome job on this snowman I swear he seems real! Great card and great colors!

  8. Deb, your card is absolutely adorable. Everything just matches and blends so wonderfully. Love the snowball instead of snowflake. Cute addition. Glad you were able to join in this hop. I scrolled through some of your other postings and loved them all. What really stood out besides the great creativity however, is the gorgeous bows you manage to tie. Do you have a special technique?

  9. I love your primitive snowman card, Deb! It's so darling.

    ((hugs)) gf

  10. This is gorgeous Deb!! I so love the country feel of your creation!! Darling snowman!! Great design!!

  11. Deb, you really captured the Americana feel to this card. It's just lovely!

  12. Just gorgeous - your choice of colors and coloring are wonderful and the little spots of FS are just the perfect touch! Having fun hopping with you all today! :)

  13. Love your antiqued snowman and papers. The baby blue ribbon is such a lovely accent with the reds and deeper blues and the 'old' snowflakes. Sweet!
    Thanks for sharing! :o)

  14. Wow!! I love the colors you used! Gorgeous card Deb!!

  15. Super pretty, Deb - so wonderfully done!

  16. This is so cute, Deb!! Love the 'country' feel to it.