August 17, 2009

Just Rite Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the JustRite Christmas Blog Hop. JustRite has a wonderful new collection of Christmas and holiday themed stamps....just in time for gift giving season. Today I've made some notepads that will go right into my stash basket. I'll either sell them or use them for gifts. Notepads are always a good gift because everyone needs to keep track of their Christmas gifts, recipe ingredients, etc. I used the Merry Little Christmas, Borders & Centers Round 1-5/8" stamp set which has the cutest little snowflake with matching sentiment. You will need the 1-5/8" wood stamper to use this set. You can check out all of the other Christmas/Holiday themed stamps HERE, along with a limited edition Halloween set too.

I started out my project by stamping the snowflake in Papertrey's Aqua Mist ink onto white cardstock. I punched the snowflakes out with a 1-1/4" circle punch. I then removed my snowflake image, put the border sentiment in the round stamper and stamped the sentiments onto white cardstock. I punched those out with a 1-3/4" circle punch. I adhered the snowflakes onto the sentiment circles with pop dots.
Next up, I got all my embellishments ready. I used PTI's Enchanted Evening Vintage Buttons, ribbons and Rustic White Twine. I also have some sequins ready.
After cutting my covers for my notebooks, which are a finished size of 4" x 6"(source unknown), I stamped the Kraft covers with more of the Aqua Mist snowflakes. I used various polka dots stamps on the covers too.

The main focal point piece is a patterned paper from K & Company along with my snowflake/sentiment circle, my ribbons and buttons, sequins and some machine stitching with white thread.
I assembled them all together to create a nice little threesome of notebooks.
Ohhhh, it sure feels good to put a few Christmas goodies in my stash basket. There's nothing like working ahead to beat the holiday rush. If you're feeling inspired, then turn the AC down real low, grab a cup of cocoa and visit these blogs for even more fun ideas. Tis the season!

Becca Feeken

Sankari Wegman

Sharon Johnson

Kazan Clark

Sharon Harnist

Laura Davis

Debbie Olson

Michelle Woerner

Taylor Van Bruggen

Jenn Balcer

Michelle Wooderson

Lori Craig

Lauren Meader

Beate Johns

Barb Schram

Kimberly Crawford

Michele Kovack

Jami Bova

Kellie Fortin

Jennifer Buck

Heidi Blankenship

Angela Barkhouse

Lisa Somerville

Gerrie Johnnic

Kathy Jones

Debbie Seyer

Kim Sonksen

Terre Fry

Sheryl Dickinson

Bonnie Sharp

Mary Pfaff

Holly Simoni

Angela Robledo

58 comments:

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

LOVE these a LOT Michelle!!! Fabulous gifts to make and I just adore the colours and buttons!!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love these Michelle. Great colours, stitching and buttons!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What darling little journals -- LOVE that soothing color combo!! And how NICE to have a good start on your stash of little gifts -- you inspire me to attempt to do the same!

Kelly Landers said...

You are so smart to get stuff stashed ahead of time before the Christmas and holiday rush! I should do more bulk production! I just love your notepads. That cute set is on my wish list!

Nancy said...

Love these color combos! The embellishments are just perfect!

Patti J. said...

You are amazing, Michelle! Good job, getting all of these ready before the holidays! Thanks too, for all of the fab links to other inspirational blogs and sites!

Dottie K. said...

Wow great colors and just adorable. Perfect gifts. Love that size. I'm going to check out the school sections for some notebooks. Perfect time to stock up on them. I'm done all my gifts except for a few of your famous notepads that I'm making. I'm actually gathering ideas for next year and will start on them in the winter. I like to enjoy my holidays and have everything done ahead of time. Thanks for sharing! :)

ashjoy said...

Very pretty, your blog was the first to catch my eye this morning on my reader. Of course you said new stamps! LOL Great job on the cards, love the colors you chose, the buttons are adorable and the stamp is very pretty and unique!

Have a great day!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Michelle you have the best color mojo - I wish it rub off on me!! Love the colors you picked today for a totally sweet project. It definitely must be a treat to browse through your stash basket!
--Hugs Becca

Taylor VanBruggen said...

As always, absolutely beautiful Mish! I love how you take us through your design process and I'm thinking I need to come raid that stash basket! LOL! From what I see on your blog there must be a ton of good loot in there! :)

Kimberly Crawford said...

Oh my!! Those are SO gorgeous!!!! LOVE the colors!!!

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous, Mish -- that snowflake image is my favorite from this set, too! Love these colors together, great notebooks!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Love these notebooks! You inspire me every time I come here!

Diana said...

Great idea for giving to friends, co-workers. Thanks

Sankari W. said...

Love these gift notebooks that you have created - absolutely fantastic!! What a great idea!!!! You are so ahead of the xmas gift creating season!!! beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Sankari

Barb Schram said...

These are SUPER, Michelle! Always love your application of ribbon and buttons! I am inspired to get those gifts made, and more than one at a time! You are a great inspiration!

connie said...

What a great gift idea!

Lori Craig said...

These are beautiful, Michelle. I absolutely love that dark blue. The buttons are gorgeous - and I love the mix of Kraft with the snowflakes. I am in awe that almost everything you do is in sets of 3 or 4. You ROCK! Hugs!

patriciad said...

As usual..cute as can be! Love the color combo...and the ribbon...and the buttons...and the bling...and...

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Michelle! I LOVE the non-traditional colors and patterns for these. Just fantastic!

Jenn Balcer said...

Michelle, so, so, so pretty! One of these days I'm gonna have to go visit you and raid your stash! HUGS - I'm so glad I got to see you again in Orlando, babe!

Debbie Seyer said...

These are great notebooks. Love those buttons!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous cards, Michelle!
It was so great to see you again in Orlando.
Hugs and smiles

Piali said...

Wonderful cards!!! love the kraft and blue and the stitching is a nice touch to it.

Mary said...

Michelle, love your use of color. Great job. Thanks for sharing, Mary

stephanie said...

Very cute. Love the colors.

Anonymous said...

I love the buttons.. and the color choice is very nice.

Swedie

Maggie said...

Great job. Love the colors. Your blog always gives me great ideas.

Jennifer Buck said...

I LOVE these, Michelle! GORGEOUS! The colors are fabulous! TFS! :)

KimmyS said...

Stunning. The recipients will be delighted

Holly - Wild Wyoming Girl said...

I like how you layered the sentiment and the snowflake for dimension. Cute buttons too!

Debbie Kaste said...

Such CUTE note pads, Michelle. I'd be thrilled to receive such a gift. Thanks for sharing:)
Debbie Kaste

chelemom said...

Thse are just beautiful!!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Very pretty! Love all the elements you used!

Malyssa said...

Mish, I check your blog daily - I absolutely love your style and love seeing what you're up to! I think for me though, I'll have to turn the AC real high (not down low!) I'm in Nova Scotia Canada, and we're on day 5 of 30+ celsius temperatures (it was 37 on our home thermometer today!) That's around 98-ish I think!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

You've got such a great eye for design...every time I come here I'm in ah!

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration Michelle! I have my colors kraft and navy blue...now just need my stamps, ribbon, buttons and more :)for my Christmas cards!

Teresa said...

I want to lock myself up in my craft room and not come out till I'm ahead and singing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas"

DonnaMundinger said...

I think this is my favorite sentiment. Darling colors and embellies. xxD

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous!! I just love the colors and all the fun buttons!!

kathy s said...

what a great idea- might borrow it and get a head start for the season- yours look great.

Fiorella said...

Love the colors of your project!

isoscia said...

Your little note books are just precious! Iris Soscia

Bluemoon said...

Love your notebooks, wish I could do that. tfs

lisa808 said...

Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Love your colour combination.

Cazzy said...

My fav colour combo at the moment, nice cards.

Cazzy x

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Beautifully done:)
I love the colors you have chosen
for cards :)

Christine said...

The buttons and colors on your card are so great! I was planning on buying some of the stampers and now I know that I HAVE too.

Blessings,
Christine

Melvin said...

WOW,stunning......gorgeous colours!!!
Thanks for sharing...
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Cat said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

dpkennedy said...

Fantastic colors! These are adorable!

Melvin said...

Colors comb are stunning...
Buttons are looks great ....
Thanks for sharing...
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Angy said...

Doggone it! You so inspire me with your assembly line way of doing multiple items. I do it that way too. But they way you lay everything out makes it so pretty and artsy at the same time. Really inspires me to get creating. Kids start school in 9 days so then I can get really busy... yeah! I homeschooled for 3 years so now that they are going in to public school I will have a little more time to play.

Holly said...

I love how you show us ideas for making so many items...not only does it look cool to see them in bulk, but great ideas. Your blog is a daily stop for me!!

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

I love everything you do.

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

Love everything you do.

BeckyE said...

Your ideas are great Michelle. Thanks for sharing.
BeckyE

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