Friday, August 5, 2011

JustRite Original August Release -- Strength and Courage

Hello! Welcome to Day 1 (of 2) of JustRite Stampers August release! We are introducing just 2 sets this month, but they are very special sets. Today we are introducing JB-09930 Strength and Courage, an oval ribbed set with 4 designer centers and 4 borders.

JustRite Crafting For a Cause
In an effort to find an early diagnostic test or screening tool for Ovarian Cancer, JustRite Crafting For a Cause will donate 20% of the sales from Be Strong (introduced tomorrow) and Strength and Courage in 2011 to Ovarian Cancer Research. To learn more about the symptoms of this “silent killer “ visit Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

In case you are wondering how the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance was chosen to be the recipient of Crafting for a Cause, I would like to introduce you to a very special lady who works tirelessly behind the scenes at JustRite Stampers. This lady is Amy Tedder, our fabulous illustrator and graphic designer. Amy is an ovarian cancer survivor and her story moved me to tears. I encourage you to visit the JustRite web site to read more about her story HERE.

This set is so versatile and can be used in support of all ribbon causes (see chart of ribbon colors below). I chose to make a card for breast cancer awareness as it is the one cancer that has affected so many of my friends and family. I stamped one of the centers in Memento Tuxedo Black and added some color to the ribbon with Copic markers. I die cut my image with Spellbinders Labels Ten. I used some patterned paper from Making Memories Think Pink collection (I've had this for a few years). I added some seam binding, rhinestones and a tatted butterfly (made by my cousin, Jessica of Snapdragon Lace).

Here's a complete look at JB-09930 Strength and Courage:

For more details, please visit the JustRite Inspiration blog for the official introduction of this set. Also, here is a complete list of links with projects using Strength and Courage that you will not want to miss:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

JustRite Stampers: JB-09930 Strength and Courage, JB-08119 Wood Stamper Oval
Dies & Punches: Labels Ten Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Paper: Think Pink (Making Memories), Pink (Prism), Classic Crest Classic Natural White (Neenah)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Markers (Copic), Seam binding, Rhinestones, Tatted butterfly (Snapdragon Lace), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.