Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm officially in Virginia!

Well, the move is complete, the boxes unpacked, the boys registered for school (which starts on Tuesday!) and life is beginning to resemble normal again! I have heard from a couple of you about pictures, so I will get to that soon (promise!).

The boys and I have been exploring our new neighborhood a bit, enjoying the fun places that we are now able to walk to - Dairy Queen (yum!), the library, the farmer's market, the delicious Mexican restaurant - all sorts of fun places! We went and got our new library cards yesterday, when I realized that I have a HORRIBLE habit of trying to remember all the books that I want to read. I decided that I need a list just for this, which sparked a creative moment (which have been all too sparse lately!).

I received some fun >Just Rite stamps last week, and knew they would be perfect for my new notebook. Here's what I did:

The new Small Letter Set was perfect for stamping out "What I Want to Read", and then I added my monogram with the Special Occasions Font. I cut the shape using my new Spellbinders Small Labels set. But why stop there?

Making matching book plates are a breeze using the "From the Library Of" border! I thought it would be fun to make a matching paper box to hold the labels, then use a die cut Classic Circle Nestability, one of the Elegant Borders, the Small Letter Set, and the Medium Letter set to spell out "Read & Enjoy".

And what Reading set would be complete without a book mark. At a faint stab at humor (and echoing what I've been telling Wally and the Beav all summer!), I stamped out "I stopped here. Read More". I love how this set came together! It was really fun and easy to do with these fun products! Here's how it looks altogether:

For other great ideas on how to use Just Rite Stampers, make sure to check out their blog! They have a great contest going on right now that is PACKED with phenomenal ideas!

Be well.


craftylyra said...

Jenn, what a fantastic idea! A great gift for someone who likes to read too!!

Cheryl said...

Wow, I have a friend who is a book fanatic and have been wanting these Just Rite stampers, but I am so confused as to what I should get--do you have the wood block or the stamper or what? Any advice for me? I would like to be able to stamp in different colors and just don't quite understand it even after reading the blog and links. Thanks.
Cheryl Sims

melissa.flieg said...

Very cute idea and welcome to Virginia. I'm in Stafford - South on 95 from DC.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Hi Jenn!
I'm glad to hear you are getting all settled in your new home! Great Job with the JustRite stamps!! This is a fantastic idea!!

Linda Beeson said...

Jenn - I love hearing about your new world!! So cool! Great card and projects.

Kimberly said...

What a great idea!!!! Glad you are getting settled and enjoying your new location!!

Sherry Wright said...

Glad you're all settled in.. awesome idea!

Bethany Paull said...

Glad to hear you're all settled in. LOVE the "stopped here. Read more" sentiment.

Debbie said...

I've missed reading your posts! Glad everthing is settling down. What an great idea!

Joan said...

What a great idea and perfect for a gift. This is genius! Everyone I know needs a book like this.

Sorry to hear that your home took a hit with Hanna. Welcome to Northern VA! You've probably seen more of DC than I've seen in 30 years!!!

BTW, I can't figure out how to comment using the Open ID!