Wednesday, May 26, 2010

JustRite -- A Perfect Day

It was "A Perfect Day".  I want to tell you about my exciting visit to JustRite Stamps with my friend Pam. 

As you all know I have been away to do a workshop for Joan Fricker at Joan's Gardens. I have developed a great friendship with one of my StampTV buddies, Pam Imholz.  We were on the same Center Stage Design Team for Gina K Designs.  Pam was able to take some time off to attend the workshop and then she drove me back to spend some time with her at her home.  When I met Pam I felt like we had been friends forever.  She is such a sweet, fun person to be with.  We shared an amazing afternoon together at JustRite stamps.

After my visit with Pam I had plans to visit  a long time friend who lives in Elk Grove Village in Chicago. Some time ago, I noticed on the JustRite site, that they are also in Elk Grove Village so  I wanted to stop by to see if they had a retail store.  I have been a big fan of JustRite stamps from the very beginning.  I started out with the large monogram stamper and have been adding JustRite stamps to my collection ever since.   Pam was driving me down to see my friend, so we decided to see if we could find JustRite on the way.  As it turned out they are located just a couple of miles  from my friend.  We had the address but there was not a sign for JustRite.  We walked in and told them we were looking for JustRite Stamps.  The person we were talking to was the President of JustRite.    We told him we had just returned from a workshop at Joan's Gardens in Indiana and I had featured some of their stamps in the projects.  In fact, I had the sample cards  used for the workshop plus all the other JustRite cards I had made and used for display at the workshop with me.  What a warm welcome we had.  He invited us to sit down in his office to visit with him and several others from his staff.  Our meeting lasted about two and a half hours and was so interesting.  We learned about the history of the company, a little about the process of making the stamps, were shown some of the new products and the new catalog, discussed different marketing strategies and answered questions about things we look forward to in the stamping world.  It was very exciting to be able to discuss these things with them. 

 Pam and I were so excited to see the new products. We were each given a couple of the new sets and the new stamp blocks.   Up until now all the handles were wood blocks.  You are going to love the new clear stamp blocks with grooves, which is going to allow you to position the stamp perfectly.  Isn't that exciting!  Lots of new things coming.

We were shown the new 2010 JustRite Catalog and Idea Book.  This catalog has 84 pages and includes all their current stamp sets as well as the new stamps that will be released during the next four months. It is filled with beautiful cards/projects completed by their design team.  You can read about the new products and preorder this catalog from the JustRite site  here.

JustRite will be releasing over 37 new products which includes nine new Christmas/holiday stamp sets that Pam and I instantly fell in love with.  One of the new sets has snowmen stamps -- if you are a follower of my blog, you know how much I love snowmen!  This set is definitely on the top of my wish list.

 I want to thank Craig, Randy and Kim for a most enjoyable afternoon and their generosity.  I am excited to start working with my new stamps.  It was exciting to hear about the company, see new products, and have you take an interest in what we stampers have on our minds .  I have loved JustRite stamps from day one and I am so excited about all the new things to come. I feel very honored you gave us the opportunity to visit with you.  Thanks again for everything.

Our visit to JustRite was "A Perfect Day" as my card above says.

This card was made with one of the new JR stamp sets. I don't know the name of the stamp set (it was not in packaging) but I love every stamp in it.   I also love the new clear stamp block and I am sure you will too. I chose this stamp because it describes my fun day at JustRite. The greeting and border were stamped with brown ink twice. I used a scalloped rectangle Nestability to cut the greeting out of one of them so I could attach it with pop dots to give the card some dimension. The design paper is from Basic Grey. The flower was made using a crepe paper streamer. Carolyn (Cammie) King has a tutorial here. I wanted my flower to be tan to coordinate with the background paper so I  used the heat gun to slightly scorch it. I love how it turned out. (The paper starts to scorch very fast so you need to quickly run the heat gun over the flower so it doesn't catch fire.) The brown flourishes were cut using the Cricut. A brown silk ribbon and pearls were added to complete this card.

You still have time to check out the JustRite May Super Sale and save up to 25% off some products .  If are not familiar with JustRite,  you will find a great variety of stamps for any occasion and also so many sentiments that stampers love to add to their stamp collection.  You will love these stamps.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day.


Velta said...

Hi Selma ~ Your words are captivating...I have followed your blog for some time now and your art work is just amazingly beautiful! Reading this post makes me so happy...I am so addicted to paper arts and I cannot wait to get my hands on the newbies at JustRite. Thank you so much for sharing your story...although I have many JustRite Stamps, it makes me want more because of reading your story and the wonderful people who make these stamps. Thanks again for sharing girl! BTW...glad you had such a good time...I love Joan Fricker too :)

Olga said...

Selma this card is just beautiful!!! I am so glad you and Pam got to visit and then top it with the Just Right Co. You make it sound like that day was better than winning a lottery!!!

Sue W said...

Wow Selma, how fantastic to be able to talk with the people at JustRite stamps and what a fun day. I've been reading about the next release and the clear block so it's interesting to hear from you too.
Your card is beautiful! Well that's a given!!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

now that was fun!!! nice to know something about the people behind the product and that they're so nice! hmmmmm, do they have a DT? you should be the leader!!!

Carolyn King said...

wow...sounds like a GREAT trip! How fun that you were able to find JustRite! What a great company!

LOVE your gorgeous card--the flower is stunning!!!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I love your card and reading about your visit with the people at JustRite Stamps. I sell their stamps and would love to have a chance to visit them. Your cards are always beautiful!

Stampin' Pam said...

Selma girlfriend - I LOVE the title of your post - HOW TRUE - very clever. How did you stamp the brown ink twice? I can never line it up again so well... Well said - it was SUCH a fun day and I love the card you came up with. Once we figure out the name of the new stamps I'll use them too :-) HUGS!

Michelle said...

Hi Selma
My blogging has been very sporadic of late and I must have missed this post of yours. Wow, what an amazing day! What lovely people at this company. I am so very glad that you had such a wonderful trip.


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