Monday, June 15, 2009

Just Rite Blog Hop - Some things for a Coffee Lover :)

Good Morning Everyone (again!!)

Are you ready for some hopping?

Blog Hopping that is? Well, I am so excited to be part of a Just Rite stamps blog hop that Taylor VanBruggen has organized! You probably know the wonderful Stamp a Sweet Impression line, the Whimsical Wishes line and the Lasting Impression stamp line that Taylor has in her store - but she also has a ton of Just Rite stamps too!

I have been totally fascinated by the Just Rite system after seeing some of Taylor's wonderful projects and totally loved that you can create your own stamps with this system - from Monograms, to Wedding/Baby announcements to taylored ;) gift ideas! And speaking of gift ideas - here are two projects that I made with this fun stamp system!

I made two projects with the Caffeine Centers and Borders stamps of Just Rite from the Taylored Expressions store - one for my friend and the other for my MIL:

1. An under $5 Hostess gift :) (gotta love those!)
I love going over to a certain friend's house (you know who you are!) for fun game nights - and she happens to be a coffee lover :) so I thought it would be fun for Friday nite game nights- to bring a little thank you present over - a four pack of Frappucino's :) But just giving the present as is doesn't look very pretty. This is really a quick little makeover that I gave this Starbucks 4 pack - to make it look like a little more nice looking gift:

I covered the cardboard with some orange and then used a threading punch to cover the corners. I love this sentiment and ran it through my spellbinders - and popped it up in the center. I LOVE this sentiment: Caffeine and Friends - the Perfect Blend:

It didn't look finished without a little bottle top make over too! So, I also punched out some circles to put on the bottle caps - the sentiment reads: Make it a Grande!" - and to finish it - I ran some ribbon around it and tied a little bow for a finishing touch :)

I really love how this turned out - and love that i can give a nice looking gift without having to spend a lot of moola :)
Project Details: Paper: from the March KI and green from K and Company Ink: Chocolate Chip from SU! Stamps: JUst Rite Caffeine Centers and Borders Accessoresi: Ribbon stash, sponger threading punch from fiskars, spellbinders, circle punches from SU and CM.

2. The second project is a little coffee basket goodies for my MIL!

My Mother -in -law (MIL) loves a cuppa in the morning! And I wanted to give her a little fun sampler pack to use in her daily morning coffee routine so that she can decide which ones she likes the best - also added in a little coffee grinder, a scoop (on the ribbon for some accent) and also a sample of some chocolate covered treats. WHo doesn't like a little treat with their morning java?
I used the Times Roman font that the Just Rite system has (to see more font options - check out this link here) and spelled out the different kinds of coffee - this is just a little sampler pack - so its just enough for a cup of java and to figure out which one she likes to have more of :) .

and also to stamp a little tag for her with the sentiment: for Trudy attached to a little scoop - I LOVE this little scoop - I love making this personalized!

I used Taylor's latest sketch from her Friday Cupcake sketch challenge to make a coordinating card for my MIL. I flipped the sketch 90 degrees counter clockwise and I know all the circles are of even size - but I made my center one a little teeny bit bigger to fit with the stamps I wanted to use (tweaks are allowed right? :)
 I used the image from the Downtown Diva set that has a little cafe on it created a little scene :) I love this little cafe scene and used colors that I know that my MIL will like :)

Its so much fun to make gifts for the ones you love - especially when it is personalized :) 

Card and Project details:
Paper: stash
Ink: Chocolate chip from SU!
Stamps: From both the Downtown Diva stamp set and the Just Rite stamps Caffeine Centers and Borders.
Accessories: Corner rounder, sponger, tag punch from CM, prisma color pencils, ribbon from stash, SU! Scallop punch, basket from Target

I really LOVED making these projects and have a ton of ideas floating around in my head for more things to do with these fun stamps!! And for more samples please hop on over to some amazing fellow DT members and see what wonderful creations they have created!!! And Check out all the awesome Just Rite stamp sets, accessories at Taylored Expressions

Donna Baker
Jodi Collins
Laura Fredrickson
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Jami Sibley

Thanks so much for coming over for a visit - hope it was a virtual Java shot of energy :)
Happy Monday Hugs,
Sankari :)

PS - check out the Beary Special Holiday Bear card that I made earlier today by scrolling down! hugs!


Margaret de Witt said...

Inspiring. I love seeing personalized gift ideas.

Karen Giron said...

So cute!! I love that basket - that's darling!

Donna Baker said...

WOW, woman! You so brought it with these projects! I love both of them and I'm sure your MIL will too, well any coffee lover would - even me! thanks for sharing your fun ideas!!

Jami said...

Wonderful projects Sankari! I've altered frap sets before, but always after they were empty. I love you ridea of taking one as a hostess gift! And your MIL will love that basket - who wouldn't? :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

What amazing gift ideas! Love them all! Where do you dream them up..and find the time to create them in such detail! Fabulous as always.

America said...

Great projects & ideas. So adorable, FUN and exciting! TFS :)

AUsome mom said...

Incredible!! These are so personal and so very kind of you to do. You can come to my house ANYTIME for coffee, latte, games and whatever! (as long as you bring me one of these cute little gift baskets :) Beautiful usual!

Karen Motz said...

Love these Sankari! You really jazzed up that Starbucks 4-pack and the gift basket is perfect, with all the little details!

Maria said...

Oh my gosh! What awesome projects! Girl you've been busy! How do you find the time to create such fabulous projects! Right now I can only manage to make cards!!

Everything about your projects are FANTASTIC!! The basket of coffee goodies look really yummy! Such a pretty gift set! I love the container of coffee too. . .the dps that you used are beautiful!!


Carly said...

WOW! I absolutely love all these creations! What great and creative ideas!! The starbucks project is so fabulous; I just love that idea!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - great projects! love the way you spiffed up the drinks package and your basket and card are wonderful! what a super gift for your MIL!

Cathy said...

Very cute gift idea!! Love the basket! Hugs, Cathy

april said...

I just love seeing what you did with those stamps and a simple pack o' frapps!!! You truly are an inspiration for all things paper!!!

Rydia said...

Very inspiring blog, I like to look here:) Thank you for visiting me. Yours very sincerely:)

Tina said...

OM WOW - I came to comment on your csayl card and got side tract with these 2 great coffee inspired ideas. Absolutely yummy. I am a starbucks-a-holic so I am seriously drooling over all these goodies.

I am truly inspired by your blog.
BTW - great card this week for the csayl challenge.:)

Dawn said...

What wonderful projects.I have a blog award for you over at my site.

Brenda said...

Fabulous projects, I love homemade gifts and these are prefect!! TFS.

Ann said...

Just fabulous, Sankari! I'm sure this gift will be a hit!

Anonymous said...

These are great ideas. Anyone that loves coffee (or cute stuff) would love these.

Justine said...

Anyone would absolutely love to receive either one of these gifts, Very clever

Naomi said...

WOW! Love what you have done with the Frap box!!! Makes the gift even greater! And for a coffee nut like me, that's saying something! The gift basket is beautiful!

Shari said...

This is awesome! I know a few coffee lovers :) Great idea!

Marsha said...

I love your coffee gifts. So cute.

Margaret de Witt said...

Hi Sankari,

I left you a blog award on my blog today. You can pop over and pick it up anytime and pass it along.

Dawn said...

You are AMAZING!!! Love the basket!!! now I think I know your secret!!! COFFEE!!! You are truly imspirational!!! Wonderful projects!

gale said...

What cute projects!! I love the coffee basket the most-what a great idea!

Traci said...

Too cute! Great gift ideas! Love the card.