Thursday, March 8, 2012

JustRite Guest Designer Reveal

Happy Thursday, everyone!  How has your week been so far?  Mine has been a good one!  My brother and I went to see Tim Tebow speak (well, more like get interviewed) yesterday!  I adore him, so I was very excited to go to the event!  Plus the ticket proceeds benefited a great organization in our city, so it was worth it.  Tim Tebow was surprisingly soft spoken....not quiet, but not in your face like most NFL players.  He seemed so genuine and truthfully....still very innocent and not jaded.  He was funny and witty and charming....just as would be expected.  Casey and I had a great would have only been better if we could have met him! Tee hee! :)

Well, I have three cards to share with you today!  I was the guest designer this week at the JustRite Stampers blog, and I can now reveal the three projects I created on my blog.  So, this post might get a little lengthy...but hopefully you will still be inspired!  Here is my first card:
"Keep Calm and Trust God" supplies: 
Cardstock/Medium Scallop Die: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper/Crown Sticker: Glitz Design (Beautiful Dreamer: floral, polka)
Stamps: JustRite Stampers (Just Keep Calm set)
Label Die: JustRite Stampers (Nested Medallion Labels)
Ink: Clearsnap (Donna Salazar Mixed Media: leather, chiffon, peridot)
Seam Binding: The Cat's Pajamas
Lace: craft supply
Twine: May Arts
Flowers: Recollections
Pearls: Michael's brand
Pins: Maya Road
Button: American Crafts
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut floral paper slightly smaller, sand the edges and adhere.  Diecut a scalloped edge from aqua heart paper, sand the edges and adhere to the left side.  Thread pink seam binding through white lace, then wrap around the left side seam.  Tie a double bow from matching seam binding, thread a button around the middle with twine, and adhere to the top of the lace.  Diecut the label from vintage cream cardstock, then stamp the frame & sentiment to it.  Adhere to the card front using foam adhesive, then accent with paper flower and pearls.  Accent the bow area with a crown sticker, a paper flower, and two stick pins to finish.

Card Challenges Used: 
-Divas by Design #25- favorite things (everything on this card are my favorite things to craft with.)
-The Shabby Tea Room #104- aqua, pink, green + a tag
-The Pink Elephant #138- use 3+ layers
-PanPastel #8- use a stamped image
-CES challenge #75- flower frenzy
-Stampin' for the Weekend #4- bingo card (ribbons/bows, lace, diecuts)
-Clearly Inspired #47- anything goes

For my second card, I created a fun little St. Patrick's Day card.  I was also inspired by the card featured on last week's CASE Study, but I am too late to enter it into that challenge.  Here is what I created: 
"Happy St. Patrick's Day" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (kraft) 
Paper: Lawn Fawn (Bright Side: upbeat, silver lining) & Bella Blvd (Christmas Wishes: north pole)
Stamps: JustRite Stampers (Spring Words set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Pigment: frost white)
Twine: May Arts
Jewels/Button: Doodlebug Designs
Dies: My Favorite Things (hearts) & Spellbinders (circle)
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Sewing Machine: Brother

Instructions:  Make card from kraft cardstock.  Cut chevron kraft paper slightly smaller.  Diecut the hearts from green patterned papers, and layer to the chevron paper.  Cut the shamrock stem from matching paper, and adhere to the front to finish the shamrock shape.  Machine stitch through the middle of each shamrock leaf.  Diecut the circle from kraft cardstock and stamp the sentiment to it.  Adhere the sentiment circle to the middle of the shamrock with foam adhesive, then accent it and the shamrock leaves with jewels.  Tie twine around the bottom of the chevron block, and accent the middle with a green glittery button.  Adhere the entire chevron block to the card front using foam adhesive to finish. 

Card Challenges Used:
-Pixie Dust Studios #117- show us your Irish
-Papercraft Star #87- lucky St. Patrick's Day
-Really Reasonable Ribbon #43- monochromatic green
-Inky Impressions #49- luck of the Irish
-Pile It On #10- spots &/or stripes
-Paper Sundaes #10- green or good luck

And last, but definitely not least is this sweet Easter card.  It is a little non-traditional in terms of product used.  When matching product with the sentiment I wanted to use, I kept coming back to this vintage image of the children playing...and it just looks like they were rejoicing in their cute little Easter bonnets and dresses.  Then I grabbed this sheet of paper that had the children with baskets, searching for what I can only assume is Easter eggs...and thus the card was born!  Here is what I created:
"Rejoice!" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper: Prima Marketing (Romantique 6x6 paper pad)
Doily: Royal Lace
Vintage Image: Crafty Secrets
Stamps: JustRite Stampers (Easter Blessings & Lace Borders sets)
Ink: Clearsnap (Stephanie Bernard dye: chocolate & Donna Salazar mixed media: honey)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Flowers: Prima Marketing & Recollections
Chipboard: Tattered Angels
Pearls: Michael's brand
Glitter: DecoArt

Instructions:  Make card from vintage cream cardstock.  Cut vintage children paper slightly smaller, distress the edges and adhere.  Cut a strip of floral paper, distress the edges and adhere to the bottom.  Stamp the lace border across the floral block, and the sentiment to the lower left corner.  Distress ink a heart doily, and adhere to the front.  Cover a chipboard frame in glitter, add the vintage image to it and adhere to the top of the heart doily.  Cut two bits of floral trim and adhere to each side of the frame.  Accent the right side of the heart top with paper flowers.  Add pink pearls to the leaf vine on the patterned paper, and to the stamped sentiment to finish.

Card Challenges Used: 
-Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #159- 3 colors from photo inspiration
-Pollycraft Monday #130- spring has sprung
-Fussy and Fancy #57- more than words
-Papertake Weekly- anything goes
-PaperCrafting Journey #4- anything goes

Well, that is everything for now!  Thanks for making it all the way to the end of this post!  I have some fun news to share tomorrow, so be sure to check back!  Have a great rest of your day! ♥♥♥ 

Until later,
~Lea L.


  1. STUNNING, Lea! WOW ... simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing your talents with us all in the Tea Room this week :)

  2. Wonderful St. Patrick's Day card, Lea! I love the stitching on your heart shamrocks. Thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star challenge, lucky!

  3. Beautiful cards.
    Thank you for joining us at DYSU with your wonderful St. Patrick's Day card xx

  4. Wow, what beautiful cards!!!!

  5. Stunning cards!! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  6. All really beautiful cards, I love the hat pins and the gems on the crown on the first one. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  7. All your card are Beautiful. Your St Patrick Day card is Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  8. Gorgeous cards Lea, fantastic reveal! LOVE how you matched the paper of the last card with the little vintage image, so precious!

  9. beautiful creations and love the take on the color scheme, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  10. A fun fab St. Pat's Day card, thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  11. Truly amazing cards Lea, so pretty and such lovely details. thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

  12. Lea, Congratulations on being a guest designer for JustRite stampers. Your cards look AMAZING!
    Hugs and smiles

  13. Amazing cards and your photos of them are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday and Good luck! :D

    Hugz & TFS,
    xx Tracey/SS-DT xx

  14. What beautiful cards! I love the shamrock on the kraft with all of the jewel bits. Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week and congrats on your GD gig!

  15. Great cards, they're all so different too. Love how you made the shamrocks, a clever touch.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.
    Anne x

  16. Thanks for joining in with the Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge, 'Green For Go'
    Hugs Sonia x

  17. Hi Lea,
    These all look wonderful. Love your style & your choice of gorgeous colours & papers. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge & Divas By Design.
    Andie xx

  18. Oh yes! Gorgeous work here! Beautiful and so elegant and pretty! The St.Patrick's Day card is just wonderful. Thank you for joining us this week in the PanPastel UK Challenge. Eileenx

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  20. Lea, I saw your card at FTTC and had to pop over to say how beautiful it is. And then....I saw your other two, and they are just as beautiful!

    Also saw your big news over at Nina B's blog...CONGRATS! You must be over the moon. Well, it's no wonder: you are mega-talented at carding.

  21. Gorgeous cards all of them :-)Thanks so much for joining us this week and sharing your adorable card in The Shabby Tea Room :-)

  22. Congrats on your new DT.
    Great cards, I love the stitching on the shamrock.
    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

  23. All three of these cards are amazing Lea! So beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us for the Spring has Sprung challenge at Pollycraft!


  24. These are beautiful, as always, Lea! LOVE your darling, shamrock card! The green absolutely pops off your neutral base, and I adore the way you've stitched the hearts down their centers! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

  25. These cards are all lovely! Beautiful details and colours. Great take on the Card Patterns sketch. TFS!

  26. I love your three leaf clover card. It is cute. :-)
    Come join my challenge Spring Showers and enter to win a prize. :-)

  27. Your clover card is wonderful! Thanks for playing with us this week at Whimsical Wednesdays, hope you come play with us again soon :)


  28. All of your cards are pretty as can glad I popped in to see.
    So glad you could join us at
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  29. Your cards are gorgeous! You have such wonderful attention to detail!

    I love the stitching you did on your shamrock card for our challenge.

    Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday this week!

  30. Very pretty cards!!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons Green challenge!!

  31. wow you have been busy!! what scrummy cards!! Thanks for playing at Inky impressions this week xx

  32. Wow, all three of these are fabulous!! But I super love your Irish card :) Thanks so much for joining us over at Pixie Dust Studio!

  33. What a beautiful shamrock! All of the cards are gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsical Wednesdays!


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