Sunday, October 4, 2009

Shape up! and a JustRite Storage solution

A new month is upon us, and that means a new challenge hostess for our weekly CCEE challenge. This month it's little 'ole me. And the theme for this month is "Shape Up!" There will be no required images or colors, just shapes. And this week everyone was challenged to make a circle card.

When working with circles, I love using JustRite images. Most are designed as circles. Some are ovals, and of course you can use the Rectangular Stampers with the different fonts and make your sentiment horizontal or vertical with the Vertical Stamper. But the majority are circles.

I think this sleigh from the Old Fashioned Borders and Centers set is just charming. My great Uncle actually took me on a sleigh ride one winter during my early teens. We rarely visited in the winter, so it was quite the treat. He used one of his Belgians to pull it. They are the sweetest gentle giants. Well, at least his were.

Anyway, back to the card. I stamped the image onto 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper with Versamark, and embossed it with Detail Black embossing powder. I then colored it with my Tombows and an aqua pen.

The shapes are all Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders).
Don't forget to head on over the CCEE Stamper's Blog to see what the other gals came up with for circles.

I thought I'd share a storage idea with you really quick too. I have MANY JustRite images and was finding it a challenge storing them until I found these circle containers. Woo-Hoo!! The smaller ones are from WalMart. They fit every Circle except the 3 1/4" ones. Even the smaller ovals. The larger ovals fit beautifully in the large containers. The larger ones are even magnetized. You can get them from IKEA, but you have to purchase them "in house". I don't have an IKEA nearby, so I searched online and found these Grundtal containers at The City Pantry. The labels are really tiny. They're 2/3" x 1 3/4".

eta: I kept all the cards with the image photos on them and put them in a binder. It's easier to choose the borders and to see all the images.

That's it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a fabulous week!!

20 comments:

StampOwl said...

you always rock those Justrite stamps!!!!!!! Love the storage idea, might need to go rading and steal back some I gave my DH hehe. I like the idea of a sleigh ride.

Cindy Haffner said...

I agree you always rock those JustRite images.

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh - this is sooooo clever!!! I thought about how to store these stamps too and I really like your idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Hugs ~S~

Dawn said...

so You...so vintage..so lovely!

Loretta said...

Gorgeous card, Tosh. BRILLIANT storage tip! Guess what I'm doing this week?!!! Organizing my Just Rite a la Tosh!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Your gorgeous vintage card makes me want to go for a sleigh ride, HC! Gorgeous, gorgeous! Fab idea on the JR stamp storage, too. So far, I only have one of their kits (alpha), but will keep this storage idea in mind as I acquire more.

Rose Ann said...

I love the earthy colors of your old fashioned sleigh, Tosh!! Fabulous circular card!!

I have all of my smaller JustRite sets in the Walmart containers as well...but couldn't find anything for my 3¼" sets. Thanks for sharing this info!! ;)

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

LOVE your round sleigh card. Beautifully done in YOUR colors! :-) Great idea for the JustRite storage. I need to use your idea get mine under control, for sure!

Grace said...

Hi Tosh! This is a gorgeous circle card!!! LOVE the rich tones and the great sleigh image!!! So perfect for Christmas! Thanks for sharing your storage idea too! I am slowly developing a collection of JustRite as well and need to come up with something for them! So thanks for sharing this great idea!!! Hugs!

Joan Ervin said...

Your little round Christmas card is sooo beautiful, Tosh...I just love the JR stamps!!! Thanks sooo much for sharing your storage idea, too...I was trying to figure out what to do with them. Going the Walmart tomorrow!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunning and warm.....lovely card....great storage system too

Sandra said...

Wow!! Your designs are truly inspirational. Love them all!
Hugs
Sandra x

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Sweet card Tosh! I love the rich, earthy colors and all those scallops!
--Hugs Becca

Jerri Kay said...

Love it Tosh! Rich, gorgeous colors, so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your JR storage solutions with us. Very clever! I'm off to find the round containers.

Yvonne Jackson said...

Lovely card Tosh and I adore the colours you have used. Thank you for sharing your solution for the JustRite, I think its a great way to store them. I`m off to see about the round containers!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a fantastic storage idea Tosh! Love your "get in shape" card too...looks like a fun challenge!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

You are a GENIUS!!! Tosh, what a wonderful idea for JR storage!! I just ordered mine, so hopefully I too will be organized like you!

Your card is just SO pretty! I just adore your warm country style you added to it!

jan said...

Great idea for storing the Just Rite stamps! Love it! Thanks for sharing, Jan

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What an adorable circle card! Love those colors together!

Amy Sheffer said...

Love your circle card, Tosh! Beautiful, rich colors! And I'm absolutely LOVING your storage solution! I need one desperately and this idea looks "just rite"!! Thanks so much for sharing!

 
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