Dec 05 2008

Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 6 – Blog Candy and More!


Welcome to Day6 of Stamp Simply Celebrates! If you are new here, check out Party Central for a full rundown of our 12 day schedule. Feel free to jump in anytime at all!!!

Anyone can play ANY of the challenges by ANY of the hostesses during our 12 days of Stamp Simply Celebrates!!!You DO NOTneed to have a Blog to play uploading your project to SCS ( is not only permissible, but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. When doing so, use the KEYWORD SSC08. Thanks!


Heather Telfordbits and pieces – Heather is sharing a Featured Project with us today how to Dress up Your Table! Fun!!! And Heather is also incorporating a Challenge in with her project, making it 1-2-3 easy for us to decorate our own tables!!! Be sure to stop in at Heathers place today for many great samplings of table decor!

You can see more samples from Heather’s designers. They are Jennifer, Darlene, Joan and Jerri.

LeAnne Pugliese Wee Inklings – Doesnt every Mother need a helper, especially during the Holidays? Well, for LeAnnes Featured Project that is just what she is giving us, a Mothers Holiday Helper! LeAnne is running a Challenge along with her project, providing us with templates and instruction so we can quickly and easily create our own helper!!! Dont miss it!!!

And you can see more samples from LeAnne’s designers as well. They are Barb, Deb, Janine, Darlene and me (just scroll down to see mine).

As usual, please bear with us all as we are busy uploading and linking through outtonight — everything should be up and in order by morning!


AJ Otto The Willow Garden– AJ has some BLOG CANDY to share!

Sharon Johnson No Time To Stamp? Me again, with more BLOG CANDY! And here it is down just a bit.

To be entered for this Blog Candy drawing, all you need to do is comment below — nothing more than that today!!! Nice and simple!!! This post will be closed for Blog Candy entries at 6:00 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008. Shortly thereafter a random winner will be selected by The winner will be posted both on this thread and at Party Central. OK, now on to my project:


Once again, HUGE THANKS go out to the folks at JustRite!!! They know how much I love the various fonts and rectangle stampers, so they are most generous in allowing me to give some away to you!!! This time we have the Times New Roman Font (3 sizes in a box) and the Rectangle Stamper Set (2 wooden blocks in a set, one large and one small). Times New Roman is one of the fontsI used on my project for today. And before I show you my project, once we are talking JustRite, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about a sale they have going on — and the sale is especially for all of you Blog readers — they are grateful for their Blog traffic (which comes from YOU) and wanted to offer you a special. You may read about it here.

OK, now let’s move on to my project for today. I played as a sample maker for LeAnne’s Challenge, which you can read more about on LeAnne’s Blog. But basically, she provided us with templates for her Mother’s Holiday Helper which is made from a basic pocket file folder. Well, the only pocket file folders I had at home were neon colors or school colors with school logos – not QUITE what I had in mind. At Deb’s suggestion, she told me they had some plain kraft pocket folders at Office Max. Well, they sure did, plus they had some kraft folders that had designs on them, so I chose one of those. Here’s what I bought and used for this project.


The folders had designs in white, while all the complimentary pieces had black accents — now WHY didn’t they make them all the same??? I’m really into matchy/matchy — LOL!!! Anyway, I figured I could make them work. And rather than follows LeAnne’s very cool template, I decided to make a gift for a friend — sort of an organizer for craft needs — you know those lists we all keep? I just wanted to make something to contain lists and notes of our crafting needs so when we go shopping everything is contained in one place. Here’s a look at the completed inside of my folder.


Isn’t it fun? I LOVED making this!!! My brainy idea here to make this a little different than a normal folder was to create a spine. See it? It functions very well, allowing plenty of room for all my little pads and notebooks and whatever else one might throw in there. The spine is 1″ and it was created very easily with my Scor-It. Takea look.


See the center line? That is the line, the fold, that came on the folder. All I did was score 1/2″ on each side of that line, giving me a 1″ spine. Score with the right side down so that your score folds properly. This kraft folder is VERY thick. I don’t know how thick, but MUCH heavier than 110# cardstock. To score this on myScor-It was totally effortless. In places I scored over 2 thicknesses — no problem at all. I got perfect score lines and my folder now had a totally functional spine!!! Now to create a *pretty* spine, this is what I did.


I cut 3 strips of black cardstock, 11 x 7/8″. Leave 2 of them the full 11″ long and cut the 3rd one in half. Each half will be 5.5″ long. Now score these 2 shorter pieces right in the middle, which is 2 3/4″. Adhereone of the 11″ strips right in the center of the spine. It won’t reach all the way, so just center it. Do the same on the outside of the spine. Now here’s where the little scored piecescome in. Corner round the ends of these 2 little pieces and they’ll look more like tabs. Now,just adherethem, top and bottom. They fold around the top or bottom, covering both sides. Can you follow me? In the photo the bottom is done, but the top still needs to be covered with the tab. Easy!!! It hides that unsightly midde*original* seamline and it sturdies up the spine — PERFECT!!!


And here’s a look at the completed spine on the outside. Can you see the rounded tabs? I just added some pewter brads to make it look a bit more finished off. I LOVE this spine — it was EASY, FUN and added great FUNCTION to my folder. I chose pewter brads because the little clips that went with this set were sort of grayish/pewtery in color.


Here’s a look at the cover of my folder. The sentiment is from the JustRite Harmony Circle Stamper III Ensemble. (This is one of thesale items right now!) I omitted the outer ring and used my Labels 1 Nestabilities by Spellbinders to cut the sentiment out. As I’ve said before, you have a lot of options with your JustRiteimages/sentiments — they don’t all HAVE to be used in a round or oval format. I added some little rhinestones. The DP is by K and Co., (Margo) and it is edged with black. I used the Martha Stewart scallop punch on the right and then punched holes with my Cropadile. My favorite 1.5″ May Arts striped ribbon is adhered with 1.5″ wide double sided tape to the back and spine of the folder. It easily ties and unties for use.


Just showing a close up with some detail.


This is the inside left. I covered the inside with the K & Co. paper (Margo). I thought this rather vintage looking old paper design would go well. I then stamped the larger words in Times New Roman Font using my Rectangle Stampersand Charcoal Palette Ink. I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to get them positioned as I wanted. My Stamp-a-ma-jig is home made. I should show it to you sometime! A friend made it from left over window trim during a house remodel. She made about 10 of them and gave them to all of us here. She purchased the sheets from SU and we are good to go. This is the SAME friend who is making a Cuttlebug out of an old wringer washer — I KID YOU NOT!!! If she ever gets that up and running I WILL show you, for sure — LOL!!!


This is the inside right. The sticky notes are adhered to the top, but I am having technical difficulties there — LOL!!! They are too heavy. I’ll end up taking about 1/2 the pad off, I’m sure! Again, I stamped on the NOTES with Times New Roman Font. I love the little clips — they are pretty and functional, if needed!!!


Here’s a look at the left pocket. The monogram was done with the Damask Monogram Set (it’s on sale — see above) and I used a J from Trompe Script Font, which is a really pretty, more fancy, font that I love. The little book just has a simple J on it, front and back.


This is the right side pocket, no different. The top border is made with the retired SU Wrought Iron punch with the corner guard removed. The bottom border is made with the Martha Stewart Scallop punch and holes added with a Cropadile. I used my new Glue Glider from Joan’s Garden for this entire project and it sticks tight! It’s super easy to use and very light weight. I am one happy camper with my new Glue Glider glue gun!!!

And that wraps it up again today!!! Hope you are all enjoying your time of Christmas preparation, however much or little that may be. And I hope you are getting some ideas you can use from all of us here working on Stamp Simply Celebrates!!! We are mid-way now, 6 days down, 6 to go!!! Hope to see you soon!!! Thanks so much for stopping in!!!

The winner selected by is #6, for Blog Candy #6, who is Nina. Here’s what Nina had to say:


I just love the way youve used this font – the Times New Roman is tops on my (large) list of JustRite items to buy!

Dec 5, 11:22 PM

Congrats! Nina and THANK YOU SO MUCH to all the rest who played!!!

308 responses so far

308 Responses to “Stamp Simply Celebrates! Day 6 – Blog Candy and More!”

  1. Linda Sims says:

    Such a great look to your project. Having a good time checking out all the blogs….and signing up for the blog candy.

  2. Martie M says:

    Love this project AND this blog candy. Thanks Sharon

  3. Deb Saaranen says:

    Just gorgeous Sharon! I almost picked up these folders– in fact I carried one around the store for a bit! Love, love, LOVE your project!

  4. That is an absolutely amazing project.

  5. Mary Jane D. says:

    Great project. Having a busy night jumping from blog to blog. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

  6. nina says:

    I just love the way you’ve used this font – the Times New Roman is tops on my (large) list of JustRite items to buy!

  7. Linda C. says:

    WOW Sharon! Each day gets better & better! Your “helper” folder w/added spine is brilliant! You’ve taken a plain kraft folder & made it into a piece of art!

  8. Lori Mueller says:

    I’m still in awe….my jaw is in my lap and drooling! What a beautiful creation! Could love to win this blog candy….thanks for the chance!

  9. Heather says:

    You have created such a lovely gift, Sharon, it all co-ordinates so beautifully. Another idea to tuck away.

  10. barb schram says:

    OMGOODNESS gracious! This is truly phenomenal! I love the classy look, and all your special detail touches! As always, Sharon, truly you are an inspiration!

  11. dr.fine says:

    I picked up a few of these folders and love what you did with the spine! Time to get busy this weekend and turn them into gifts, but first better address my Christmas cards that have been sitting around for the last few weeks! TFS.

  12. Susan Rothbauer says:

    Cute project!!!! Thanks for the chance to win your great blog candy!
    [email protected]

  13. Alana M says:

    Great planner you made!
    I really have never tried the JustRite products, but I am sure I would be elated with them if I won them!
    Thank you for coordinating all this fun!!

  14. Jackie says:

    I love that project – it would make a lovely gift. I love the “J” in that Trompe script font, it’s hard to find pretty Js in alphabet stamps. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance at that yummy blog candy!

  15. Paper Doll says:

    Thank you for consistently sharing your creativity! I will be starting to scrapbook for my soon to be born first grandchild! The Just Rite alphabit would be perfect! Thanks for offering it!

    Paper Doll

  16. Deena says:

    What a beautiful gift this will make! Lovely details Sharon! Thanks for the chance at winning this great prize! We started off Christmas preparations and festivities this evening with a little shopping, then dinner out with friends! I love this time of year!
    Thanks for the extra bit of fun, and inspiration too!

  17. Brenda says:

    Wow another beautiful creation, tfs. Thank you for the chance to win some Just Rite products, I have never tried them but they are on my list of things I want.

  18. Michelle says:

    What a cool project, Sharon! I love that ribbon you used – you always have the best ribbons!

  19. Kerry A says:

    Wow, what a fabulous project! Thanks for the chance to win some excellent JustRite products!

  20. Michelle H in IL says:

    What a great use for a folder – it turned out beautiful. Office Max will see me around this weekend for sure! thanks!

  21. Swedie says:

    I love the old fashioned look you got, doing the folder that way! Very nice!


  22. Lyn S says:

    What a gorgeous project! Those monograms are just divine!

  23. Debbie Stelton says:

    I am so loving this great celebration!!!! You are all being so generous with the candy. Thanks for another chance to win. Have a great weekend and TFS.

    Debbie/Phx AZ

  24. Swedie says:

    I love the old fashioned look you got, very nice way to do the folder!


  25. Wendy (songbirdwc) says:

    You always have such fabulous projects! Thanks for the ideas – and the fabulous blog candy to make them with πŸ™‚

  26. Marsha says:

    oh, my goodnes. What a beautiful folder. Incredible instructions, Sharon. Thank you so much.

  27. Cheri Howard says:

    As usual, you’ve shared with us a wonderful project! You inspire me in my own crafting!

  28. Darlene says:

    What a beautiful folder Sharon – I love the vintage feel of it. Thanks for showing us how you did it too. Thank you for your generosity with all the blog candy you and the others are offering during this celebration.

  29. Carol B says:

    Your folder is fabulous! Just gorgeous.
    Love those Just Rite Stampers. So classy. Only have the circles so far, the rectangles look yummy!

  30. Cheryl says:

    What a great project!!

  31. Carol says:

    what a great little organizer/folder project! I’m sure it will be extremely useful during this busy time of year! I wish I had some time left to create one, but there’s always next year:)
    TFS yet another wonderful prize!

  32. Cathy says:

    Sharon, this project is absolutely fabulous. I so appreciate all the detailed photographs. I have a friend I want to make something like this for too, and you gave me some awesome ideas! Thanks!

  33. Tessa says:

    Fabulous project and giveaway today!!!!

  34. bunny says:

    Awesome project! Please count me in the giveaway πŸ™‚

  35. SusanH says:

    That is a very cool project – thanks for sharing your talent. And thanks for the chance to win some Just Rite!!!

  36. rebekka says:

    what a beautiful project, hope I win :).

  37. C Burke says:

    I ‘ve really enjoyed looking at all of the samples this week! Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

  38. Charlene H. says:

    What a great folder. You make it seem so simple. Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Hilda says:

    Wow Sharon! You continue to amaze me with your gorgeous projects. JustRite is so generous – all the blog candy is making my head spin! Thanks for the chance…

  40. Julia Carter says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your project for today, the receipt and paper holder, the look of it is just so fabulous!!! I may try to make one now too:)


  41. Toni says:

    Wow, you worked some magic on that pocket folder!

  42. Carla H. says:

    What an amazing gift you created! I cannot wait to give a try with the spine and really amazing scallop edge you gave everything. I have to have me some of that gorgeous ribbon!! Where did you find it? I really like the whole monogram treatment, DP, well everything. You are a bad gurl adding to my growing list of what can I get accomplished between now and the day of gifting! Thanks!!

  43. jeanne nielsen says:

    Such a great project! I love how you can make something of anything…and to top it off, make it look elegant! TFS! Jeannie

  44. Marilyn (mlj-mlj) says:

    Wonderful gift! Just gorgeous!

  45. This is a true work of art – Just perfectly done and so many details! Amazing! TFS

  46. Jannette D says:

    What a wonderful project! Thanks for all your work.

    Jannette D.

  47. Glenda J says:

    What a great gift you are giving away! Your project is truly amazing, but I need a Scor-IT!!! I’ll put it on my Santa List….Thanks

  48. Rene Mewes says:

    Wow! I just love those Just Rite stamps! Thanks for the opportunity ot win some of them!

    Rene’ Mewes
    [email protected]

  49. Stephanie P says:

    What a great project, Sharon, and as usual, your touch is magic!!

  50. Desiree says:

    Your portfolio is fabulous!!!

  51. luvcreatincards 'n keepsakes says:

    This is sooooo special. I love ‘vintage’ and think you have done such a fab job with co-ordinating these items. How lucky are you girlies in the USA to have such scrummy yummy goodies available to buy and customize. Sadly France is way behind. I’m going to have to try to think of using something else to get to the same result. You are a very talanted lady Sharon to be able to come up with such delightful ideas. Thank you for sharing yet another lovely project with us.

  52. carolh says:

    Wow! What a neat project… everything about it is Just-Rite!!!

  53. Kathy says:

    Such a great project–this would make a perfect Christmas present! Thank you for a wonderful blog!

  54. Eileen McClean says:

    This is a wonderful celebartion, love the ideas and blog candy

  55. glorie says:

    Love the project! This would be a very thoughtful gift. Thanks for sharing.

  56. Ohhh I don’t have the rectangle yet. Would love to win this especially since your are picking the winner on my birthday. What a great present!


  57. Connie Watson says:

    Very cool Sharon!! Once again…you have out done yourself!! What great ideas and projects you inspire. Thank you so much. Connie

  58. Sandra Smart says:

    Oh, your project is so very pretty! Now I have seen those folders in the store, and am sorry to say that altering them never crossed my mind! Thanks so much for sharing the great idea!

  59. laura huffman says:

    i love altered projects, gives me ideas on what else can be changed to make something really beautiful.
    thanks for your generosity, and thank you Just Rite.

  60. Jeanette says:

    What a gorgeous project… and easy-to-follow tutorial. Thanks!

  61. Angela says:

    What a beautiful project!!! I love your ideas — they are so elegant!

  62. Lets hear it for the JustRite folks!!!! Woo HOO!
    Thanks Sharon for the chance to win.

    I love what you have done on this project!!

  63. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, wow! This project is terrific. I love how you created the new spine. The vintage looks is terrific. I must get over to Office Max. Great job!!!!! Thanks for sharing all those great tips too.


  64. Laraine R says:

    Wow!! Love it!! Thanks for all the inspiration!!

  65. Janine says:

    Hi Sharon… Don’t count me in for the candy but I just had to say that this is gorgeous!! I love the ribbon, the paper everything about it~

  66. Ann Lind says:

    What a great idea and such a beautiful useful project. TFS Ann Lind

  67. Great ideas! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for all the hard work!

  68. Ann says:

    I love this beautiful project. Thanks for the blog candy. Ann

  69. Lois (clownmom) says:

    Cool project, Sharon! What a great gift idea.

  70. LateBlossom says:

    You are a genius!!!!!!! This is a beautiful project and the spine idea for the folder is totally fabulous.

  71. Barb (GrandmaUpNorth) says:

    Sharon, love the project. Having a great time checking out the blogs. Thanks for such a fun, creative learning experience.

  72. LeAnne says:

    Oh, Sharon, this is wonderful. I have my list on a little dinky note pad under a pile of stuff on my desk… if I had THIS, I would be really organized! You did a fabulous job, the papers and embellishments are just gorgeous. Love that Roman font in the lighter color—just looks like part of the paper! Thanks for your wonderful spin on my little project!

  73. Laurie says:

    Another great project, Sharon! Thanks, too, for the fun week of blog candy.

  74. PF Goh says:

    I love your style! Thanks for the great idea!

  75. MaryBeth says:

    Great planner and I love the vintage feel to it! Thanks for a chance to win.

  76. Nancy C says:

    WOW!!! This is so amazing. I will definitely be making some of these. You are brilliant-thanks for sharing. Love the candy also!!

  77. Tracey says:

    Fabulous project – thanks for sharing!! And thanks for the chance at the fabulous candy!!

  78. Jean says:

    I think this project is stunning! I love all the materials used and the colors are just my taste. This will be a challenge I will have to attempt.
    thanks also for the offer of blog candy……

  79. Jamie Wilcox says:

    Oh my, what an elevation of the lowly folder!!! Absolutely amazing project! TFS!

  80. Stacey says:

    What a great project. I love all the papers you used and how you put everything together.

  81. Beth from Canada says:

    I love this idea. The wheels are turning in my own head on how to adapt this to another idea it has popped up in my brain. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win some justrite stamps. I’ve always wanted a set. I’ll be back to see what else you come up with.

  82. cards4u says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas and the chance to play!

  83. Toni K says:

    This is an awesome project. Gorgeous. Your friend will be very happy to receive it.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. OH MY GOSH!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME.. WOW.. I mean I swear you projects just get me sooo hyper!(Kraft Paper is MY FAVE of all time!!) WOW.. ok let me do a triple take..hmm can I get adopted.. I clean, I would love to just be there and see you create I LOVE coming here it makes me happy this is one of my stops in the AM cause I KNOW I will get all worked up and go try something you did may not look like yours but you give me that push in the AM! lol πŸ™‚ HUGS and have a wonderful Weekend!

  85. Cheryl B. says:

    Great project! Thanks for the chance to win more blog candy!

  86. Carla (cmsuto) says:

    What a wonderful project, Sharon! It is so elegant with the papers, ribbons and other embellishments you used! Thanks for sharing the instructions and showing all the detail! Great inspiration!
    Thanks for the chance to win the JustRite blog candy, too!

  87. DML says:

    Just rite products are so fun!! I *love* that folder you made–it is GREAT!! That color and the elegance of it all–just beautiful!

  88. Jenn says:

    Who wouldn’t be blessed at receiving such a gorgeous package, Sharon? I’m so proud of you and your success! Have a wonderful week and a very Merry Christmas. (and please, don’t enter me in the drawing . . . I just wanted to tell you how wonderful this project is and gush to you a bit!)

  89. Great ideas! I have a question about the just rite products. I went to the site and I just don’t know how to begin! Say I want to make a monogram gift set – exactly what do I need? Too many options and I don’t know how to use it!

  90. Carol R says:

    Love JustRite Stamps. I have been wanting to add the rectangles to my collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

  91. Leslie says:

    WOW is all I can say about your folder! I am going to have to give this project a try. It would make such a cute gift for Christmas for people that you know don’t want you to spend a lot of money on them.

  92. Great project, thanks for sharing the details with us. Love the BLOG CANDY! Wow!

  93. veronica says:

    what a great project. lots of details. once again, love those fonts.

  94. cynthia says:

    what a wonderful project. Thanks so much for sharing

  95. pam scott says:

    i have to make your project – how useful and lovely! thanks for all the great ideas over the past days – i’m looking forward to many more πŸ™‚ great candy – i love all the justrite stuff πŸ™‚

  96. Awesome project Sharon! Thanks for sharing this idea! Just Rite products are great!!

  97. Debbie H. says:

    Oh wow what awesome blog candy. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a faithful follower. I just love your cards and tutorials, keep them coming!!! I often wonder where some of us would be if it weren’t for people like you! Thank you for sharing your work.

  98. Connie says:

    As always your work is wonderful!! Thanks for giving us this chance to wind!

  99. Connie says:

    As always your work is wonderful!! Thanks for giving us this chance to win!

  100. Jennifer says:

    Incredible project!!! I am speechless. . . .

    Jennifer L.

  101. Anne says:

    Wow, what a beautiful Mother’s Holiday Helper set! And thanks for the chance to win the blog candy!

  102. Diana Downey says:

    Wow – another awesome tutorial! I have had the best time checking out all the blogs! You gals are soooo clever! Thanks for the chance to win. I would LOVE to win this!!!

  103. Connie K. says:

    What an elegant, gorgeous, classy planner!

    Love it!

    Connie K.

  104. Sandy K says:

    Great project! Wonderful blog candy too!

  105. What a great project! The colors, the look….love it! and the candy…….wonderful!

  106. Nancy says:

    Love, love, love, the altered folder! Great blog candy and a great party. Thanks for all the fun!

  107. Maria says:

    WOW, what great candy!! I’m having a fun timing checking out all these
    simple samples. I usually get so carried away with layers. I made some simple christmas cards after tammy posted her’s and it was so nice to whip so many out so quick. hmmmm….maybe this simple thing is a good idea!!!

  108. Yaritza says:

    WOW!! What a fantastic project. I just love the colors you used!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  109. Velta says:

    Wonderful project Sharon!!! TFS…and thanks for the opportunity to win blog candy πŸ™‚

  110. Diane says:

    I’d love some blog candy! I do not have anything from Just Rite Stampers so what better way to try it than for free! Happy Holidays!

  111. Selma says:

    Your project is just great – so much detail that makes it very special. I love JustRite products and the projects you show us using them.

  112. Mary R. says:

    Would you PLEASE quit enabling me? Now I HAVE to go buy some of these folders! LOL

  113. Janette says:

    Awesome projects! I really want the rectangle stampers and when I went to place an order earlier this week they were sold out of them on the site I ordered. So, this is one blog candy that I really hope to win. Thanks so much for the chance!

  114. Marian Berggren says:

    Your folder is fabulous! Your party has been great this week!! You have really done a fantastic job planning your party!! Thank You! It has been so fun checking out everyone’s blog for the day, I start in the am and don’t have time to out my regular list, but am finding some new sites I have bookmarked. Thanks again πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to next week.
    Have a great weekend!

  115. Marilyn says:

    Love the project so much detail .Thanks for sharing and a chance to win blog candy

  116. Jill says:

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial for the folder. Love your choice of stamps and design – very shabby chic!

  117. Gina says:

    Love all your projects, thanks for the chance…Gina

  118. Barbara says:

    Hi Sharon,
    My goodness. The breadth of your creativity amazes me – from the simple, elegant to the complex, elegant

  119. Erin K says:

    I would LOVE some Just Rite stamps. I’ve been wishing for some ever since I saw you first use them on your blog. Maybe if I’m good Santa will bring some at Christmas πŸ™‚

  120. Kathy M. says:

    Some Just Rite stamps would be a great addition to my stash. Thanks for a chance to win!

  121. Mary Kunze says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win blog candy. Love your folder.

  122. Jerri Kay says:

    Oh my word, Sharon, this ensemble is over-the-top gorgeous! I’m off to Office Max when I get home, to see if they have anything like that in Florida. So gorgeous and perfect gifts for my mom’s sisters. I’ll have to get that template and get busy. Thanks so much for sharing and for your tutorial!

  123. Kris Turner says:

    Sharon, you are absolutely amazing! Office Max won’t know how to keep up with sales of these items. Absolutely gorgeous! thanks so much for your inspiration!

  124. Curt OBrien says:

    Another incredible project Sharon! Best, Curt

  125. Lisa Brown says:

    Hi Sharon! What an awesome folder! Very Nice! Thanks for the chance at another great prize!

  126. Darlene L says:

    Such a great project–what is the source of your ideas? Your creativity just amazes me. Thanks for the blog candy chance. darlene

  127. Susan G says:

    Only you could take a simple pocket folder and make it into such a lovely gift. How I would love to be your friend and receive this! I don’t have this set of JR stampers and font just yet, but it is on my list. How great it would be to win it and then put another set on my list to buy.

  128. I just found you through Rebecca’s new site! Very fun!!!! I’ll be checking back in for sure!

  129. debi says:

    i lovee everything you do just so beutiful im so happy i found you
    keep them coming debbie

  130. Angela R. says:

    you always have a way of out doing yourself! this is just wonderful!!! i’d love to get my hands on some JustRite products!!!

  131. Katie says:

    What an awesome ensemble. I love the vintage look of it all.

  132. Candy says:

    Wow!!! So many ideas and wonderful products!! Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful “stuff”!!!

  133. Wow! Now this is a really cool little item that would come in handy for many uses besides just craft supplies wish lists and record keeping. I love the natural colors, the ribbon and what you did with the spine was inspired. Thanks for always taking the time to share the details of how you make your wonderful creations, too! :O)

    I still don’t have any Just Write stamps, but they are on my wish list, which grows longer every time I visit your site. It sure would be fun to win the blog candy, though.


  134. Jenn says:

    That folder is amazing! Love it

  135. Diane says:

    Now that is a great project…..I made note of those kraft folders…..thank goodness we have an Office Max….I LOVE projects…thanks for sharing and for a chance for the yummy blog candy!

  136. JoAnn Burnham says:

    Gorgeous projects. I really love the kraft color and what you have done with it. Thanks for sharing. I will have to try this out. Also, thanks for a chance to win these Just Rite Stamps. I don’t have this set, but would love to win it.

  137. Becky Yoder says:

    More beautiful, creative projects – just what I’ve come to expect from you! And you make me want to get every JustRite product there is – no wonder they provide you with such great blog candy! πŸ˜‰

  138. Cindy H. says:

    Oh my gosh, this is drop-dead gorgeous!!! Everything, and I mean everything is so fabulous looking!!! This is definitely on my list…which is getting longer, lol. Hey, I could organize the No Time To Stamp challenges!

    More wonderful blog candy, wow!!! Just Rite is tops! Thank you Sharon and Just Rite for the chance to win the Rectangle Stamper Set and the Times New Roman Font.

  139. Debbie says:

    How sweet are you to offer all this YUMMY blog candy!?? WOW!
    & your work is beautiful ~ thanks for sharing the creativity & providing so much inspiration! *hug

  140. Kerry J says:

    Thanks for another chance to win! I’m loving your celebration!

  141. Linda from Vegas says:

    I love how your project turned out. Why can’t I have an imagination like that? WHY!!!!! I really love the look with the JustRite stamps and I want some,,,,please?

  142. Lisa808 says:

    Gorgeous project! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. I love JRS.

  143. Linda E says:

    Fabulous project, Sharon. I wish I was on your gift-giving list!! LOL! Thanks for a fun week.

  144. Kathy S says:

    Beautifil. I want to try this. Thank you for the chance to win some great blog candy.

  145. Ashley says:

    Sharon! This set is just gorgeous! Wow!

  146. Cindyb says:

    WOW! This project is just so beautiful! Love the vintage work!

  147. sandyh50 says:

    Great project! You always have awesome ones. Would love to win the blog candy!

  148. Chris says:

    Goodness Sharon – how gorgeous is this! Wonderful project and very stylish!

  149. Such old world elegance. Very European! What a lovely gift this set will make for some very lucky person. Your work is a true inspiration.

  150. Patty says:

    WOW! ItΒ΄s a spectacular project. Thanks for a chance to win!

  151. Carole says:

    Hi Sharon

    Your project is fabulous. I really like the antique look. Thanks for a chance to win!

  152. Diana says:

    Another gorgeous project! I love the look of it. Thank you again for another chance to win some fun candy!

  153. Venessa says:

    Thanks for the party! ( : Love your blog and would love to win!

  154. Val S says:

    What a wonderful folder. I love the designs on it and the monogram just adds the perfect touch! Thanks for a chance to win the blog candy!

  155. Alexandra says:

    I love what I see done with the Just-Rite stamps and WHAT A SALE!!!

    The folder project you made is beautiful. LOVE the colors!!!!!

  156. Beautiful! I love the project and the products. Thanks for your inspiration. I gave you a shout out when I tried the accordian christmas tags.

  157. Grace Cooper says:

    Great project! I’ve got to get more JustRite ‘stuff’!

  158. Lynda Hidalgo says:

    Wow … I just love your tutorials . Especially this one ..Happy Dance ..I actually have the supplies needed to give it a try . Yahooo. Ty for sharing.
    [email protected]

  159. janet d. says:

    Your project is beautiful! Too bad I am not the friend you’re planning to give it to – my name starts with a J! Ha Ha! Thanks for sharing your talent and goodies with us!

  160. Amanda says:

    What a fantastic project! Thanks for the chance to own some JR stamps. I love all of the creations I’ve seen used with them.

  161. Sue D says:

    This is a wonderful gift–I would love it! Thanks for passing on where to get kraft folders. Enjoying everyday so far!

  162. Susan M says:

    Wow, great project. I am lovin’ that wide striped ribbon, yummie! Thanks for all the posts and blog links. You’ve been a very busy bee!

  163. Lisa Foust says:

    What a beautiful project! Thank you for the chance to win!

  164. Lana Edwards says:

    Love this project especially the colors and just rite stamp set!!!

  165. Doreen says:

    Great project! Can’t wait to make one for myself.

  166. Joanie says:

    Love the project you did…always love your work…Thank you for a chance to win such a nice package…hope your holidays are filled with a lot of joy and happiness.

    Thanks again, Joanie

  167. Jessica says:

    Your crafts organizer is gorgeous! I love the colour scheme, especially the kraft!

  168. Rhonda K. says:

    WOW! This is super fabulous. Just saw this on SplitCoast and had to come take a closer look. Wonderful job, I know that your friend loved it.

  169. Marisa says:

    You are the “mastah” of delicious projects, Sharon πŸ™‚ Great job on today’s sample!! Thanks for yet another chance to win!

  170. Gina Sisco says:

    Sharon, When do you sleep and how do you get all of these projects done!! Love your work. Gina

  171. Penny says:

    Your projects are awesome. I have recently purchased a few of the JustRite starter sets and you are one of the reasons. I am making Monogram card sets for Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing your talents with everyone and the chance to win some JustRite items.

  172. diane mcvey says:

    Wow, amazing and beautiful! Thanks for the chance at blog candy, too! Awesome! πŸ˜€

  173. Anita says:

    Wow! what a neat project.

  174. Teresa Blue says:

    Love the antique feel of your project!! It’s just beautiful.
    Teresa Blue

  175. Cheryl L. says:

    I’m going to check out the sale you mentioned. Love your project. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Cheryl L.

  176. Connie says:


    I LOVE your altered folder. Great job and how inventive to support the spine!

    Connie in north Florida

  177. Joan says:

    This is soooo beautiful. I am going to try this. It is just great.

  178. Mae says:

    Love your project! Thanks for a chance to win blog candy.

    Mae in Bonita Springs

  179. MARILYN NIMMO says:

    What a gorgeous project! Nice gift idea. Times New Roman has been my favorite font to use on my computer for years – it would be great to win one for stamping!!

  180. Rita Bracy says:

    Wow, you’re projects are awesome! You do such good work. thanks for the inspiration.

  181. Another awesome project ! Thanks for a chance to win !

  182. Vera says:

    Your work is beautiful, and the blog candy is awesome!

  183. Barb T (scs btexpress) says:

    What great blog candy from Just rite stampers. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Barb

  184. Brenda H. says:

    Wow, what an awesome project and great gift idea! Thanks for sharing all your creations….and for this chance to win sweet candy!
    ~Brenda H.

  185. Jean Rowell says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win some fantastic blog candy !!

  186. Caiti says:

    Great project AND great candy!! I would llove to start my JustRite collection with this πŸ™‚

  187. I love this project. I have an idea for the sticky notes. Why not create a wrap for them? Take them off, cut a piece of coordinating cs to create a front, back and a flap. You can secure the flap with Velcro, magnets, ties or even those little circles of heavy cardstock that you secure in the center with brads or eyelets and wrap string in a figure 8 around one then the other. I hope you KWIM. They are often used on interoffice mailing envies that are not sealed shut with glue. I hope this helps solve the problem. Hey, you do read these comments don’t you…

    If you have time, take a look at my blog. It’s new and I’d love any feedback you might have.

  188. Kitty Rodahl says:

    Thank you for the chance to win such great blog candy, Sharon! Would love the chance to play with some JustRite toys! What a creative and beautiful project!

  189. KathyJ says:

    Sharon, You have the coolest ideas! Party Central is super fun, and you’ve got me hooked … I must have JustRite stampers for Christmas … please Santa (or Sharon :), I’ve been a good stamper this year!

  190. Mollie says:

    Thanks for sharing such great projects! You’re truly an inspiration:o)

  191. Michelle Michael says:

    What a great candy treat! And all of your ideas are awesome Sharon!

  192. Love the project you made today. You are certainly great at this. Thanks so much for a chance at the wonderful blog candy as well.
    Happy Holidays

  193. donna calamari says:

    I just bought my first Just Rite product (damask monogram) and love. Monogram stationery is always a GREAT gift. I love all your cards and projects; you are an inspiration for elegance.

  194. michellegall says:

    wow sweet candy my be i will be lucky have a awsome day you are a stampen rock star

  195. Christy says:

    Wow – Sharon, such a beautiful project and another awesome giveaway! thanks so much for the opportunity to enter!

  196. Nadine Papove says:

    WOW, this folder is just to die for! I love absolutely everything about it, thanks so much for your generous sharing of your ideas . I had never heard of Just Rite products until your blog and now they are yet another must have!

  197. Tammy H says:

    How pretty! I love all your work. This folder would be a nice gift to receive. Would love to win the Just Rite stamp set. I love their products!

  198. sarita says:

    what a great project – beautiful! thank you for the opportunity to win some blog candy.

  199. Karen M says:

    Beautiful projects. Love the color combo. Would make very nice gifts! TFS

  200. Anne Lawrie says:

    Simply gorgeous organizer!

  201. Alena says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win some awesome blog candy. It’s fun looking at all of the different blogs too.


    Alena :o)

  202. Monica L says:

    Love the project and Just Rite, thanks for sharing.

  203. jessica l says:

    Just Rite has a name that fits since they are just right. Thanks

  204. jules p says:

    please pick me .:)

  205. Carol Ascher says:

    Love the project and the blog candy!

  206. Grace (Scrappigramma2) says:

    Hi Sharon!
    I so love your project… actually I love your blog and ALL the great projects you do! You do such a great job explaining exactly what you do and how! Thanks also for the chance to win this awesome blog candy! These Just Rite stampers are awesome!

  207. Gail S. says:

    Love the project you featured! Wish I had gotten the glue glider when it was BOGO free :-(….I was one day late. Thank you for a chance to win another great goodie. Gail S.

  208. Linda w says:

    Sharon what a wonderful project you have created. Thank you so much for the tutorial also. And thanks for the chance to win.

  209. Allison Cope says:

    Gorgeous project Sharon! Love it’s simple and elegant feel!

  210. Kellye Newburn says:

    Just when I think I have my wish list for Just Rite completed, you use another of their products in such a neat way, I just end up wanting more! Thanks for the chance to win!

  211. Susan H says:

    Lovely project!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  212. linda patti says:

    great looking projects, thanks for sharing and also thanks for a chance to win some great ‘candy’!!

  213. Crystal B says:

    What a great project ! They just keep getting better and better ! Way to go , Sharon . And thanks for another opportunity to win some blog candy !

  214. Michelle U. says:

    Thanks for the wonderful blog candy and all the amazing projects and ideas!

  215. genevieve says:

    Love the project, Sharon! How do you come up with this stuff? Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  216. Michelle says:

    What a cool project!
    Thanks for the chance to win some terrific candy πŸ™‚

  217. Ann says:

    That is a gorgeous folder! You were even able to take the white inital & accents to make it matchie-matchie. Just beautiful!

  218. Gigi says:

    What a beautiful folder you’ve created! I like the colors you’ve chosen, too!
    [email protected]

  219. Karen N says:

    What a fantastic project! Loved the colors and versatility of what you’ve created. Thanks for the blog candy opportunity!

  220. Gloria says:

    Wow, what a beautiful project you created. Thanks for the opportunity too at such awesome blog candy.


  221. Momma Linda says:

    Another wonderful project from one creative lady… … and another great gift drawing.

  222. PatsyB says:

    Wow!! I do love that stamp with the initial on it! Gotta have one! I also love the blog candy you are offering! Merry Christmas! This is great!

  223. Jody M says:

    Fantastic project Sharon. Loving all the ideas that you and your team are offering us. Each day just keeps getting better. Thanks for chance to win!

  224. Louise Brown says:

    What a great project. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Never disappointed when I visit your blog.

  225. Lori Stokes Wright says:

    I love your project! Wow, I wish I had more time and space….
    I so hope I win one of these Just Rite sets, your celebration has been so fun, with so many chances to win. Thanks, Smiles!

  226. SharriC says:

    Jumping in for a chance at this great blog candy. Thanks so much for sharing. SharriC

  227. this project is off the charts!!! thank you for having such a wonderful blog candy! πŸ™‚

  228. Deidre Mooney says:

    Love this! Where did get that yummy ribbon? I must have some!!! Deidre

  229. Lori A. says:

    WOW! Gorgeous project! Thank you for the chance to win!

  230. Carolyn Sharkas says:

    Oh, this project is totally awesome! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

    cant’ wait to see what else you come up with.

    thanks for sharing

    ceashark at aol dot com

    carolyn s

  231. Amy Sabol says:

    Sharon, Love your blog and want to thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity!! Thank you for the opportunity to try and win this awesome blog candy, too!! I have always wanted to work with the JustRite alphabet stamps and I love to play with any kind of stamping toys!! Keep up the great work with such a fabulous blog and I love your cards and projects — they are just my style! Merry Christmas to you!! ~Amy S.~

  232. Jeanne F says:

    Great project – Thanks for sharing. Simply beautiful!

  233. SueB says:

    The added binding makes the folder look oh so polished – very nice! TFS, and thanx for offering the blog candy in celebrating w us!

  234. Michelle A. says:

    What a gorgeous project! Thanks for the chance to win that awesome stamp set too.

  235. Janet Swofford says:

    Such an elegant folder! Very beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the fantastic blog candy!
    [email protected]

  236. Elena says:

    Gorgeous project Sharon! Love the vintage look of it! Very gentle touch with border punches!
    Thank you for the fantastic blog candy!

  237. Helen V says:

    My goodness that is such an elegant set! Beautiful job. TFS.

  238. Another beautiful project..thank you for the inspiration and another chance at winning a fabulous prize.

  239. Kristy says:

    Beautiful project! I love your blog as you never fail to inspire me. You have such an elegant style. Happy Holidays!

  240. Mary B says:

    You’ve really got a stunning project today! Thanks for the chance to win such great candy.

  241. Lori says:

    Just give me the candy!! thanks
    Project is just toooo cooool!

  242. Miriam says:

    What a beautiful project and useful too! It would make a wonderful gift, but I think I would have to keep it for myself. Your really inspire us! Thank you for the chance to win the Blog Candy. I just now ordered from Just Rite and can’t wait to start using the items.

  243. julie says:

    the justrite stampers are so versatile. the project is great.

  244. Beth says:

    Great project – I think it could be used as a gift box for cards as well if the folder were cut down to fit. My boxes just aren’t working for me so I am looking for another alternative.

  245. Beth says:

    Great project – I think it could be used as a gift box for cards as well if the folder was cut down to fit. My boxes just aren’t working for me so I am looking for another alternative.

  246. Chelle says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  247. Dana Herin says:

    I am having so much fun seeing what everyone is doing each day. I just completed my first set of monogram notecards using mu brand new JustRite Monogram set and my new nestabilities using my new Cuttlebug. Sharon, I LOVE your two recent monogram card sets and used those as a sketch for mine too. I don’t think they are as beautiful as yours but I was/as still proud of how they turned out. Who knows, I might get brave enough to post them somewhere. LOL!!

  248. leslierich says:

    Beyond beautiful, Sharon! Wow! Amazing!

  249. kathy says:

    Fantastic project; thanks! AND more blog candy! I’ve got my finger’s crossed!

  250. Nancy says:

    This is a fabulous project!
    The 11th is my birthday…I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I get picked. πŸ™‚

  251. Susan B says:

    More Just Rite blog candy. Yippee!!!!! Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

  252. Roberta W says:

    I love your blog and all of your creative ideas. Please pick me for these great Just Rite products. Thanks for the chance.

  253. Allison F says:

    What an awesome project!
    Thanks to the Just Rite peeps!

  254. Karen L. says:

    This is such a beautiful project! I love the warm vintage look combined with the formality of the Justrite monograms. The spine adds just the perfect finish to this gorgeous book!

  255. Roxanne J says:

    JR and your blog a great combination of tool and inspiration. Can’t wait to see if I win.

  256. ljurecek says:

    What a great project! I bet I could modify that for a great teacher gift for some of my co-workers. Thanks for the great project idea!

  257. MarilynY says:

    I like this project and the Roman fonts used. This gives me some ideas that would work for me. Thanks for sharing your creations.

  258. Kathie says:

    I would love to win a Just Rite product, I see all that you do with them and have been contemplating making a purchase. Pick me!!

  259. Cheryl Sims says:

    I know with all these comments that I don’t have a chance to win, but I just had to chime in with what an awesome project this is. It really showcases your extreme talent. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Cheryl sims

  260. michelle says:

    this is a wonderful project! the colors and the overall look…the possibilties are endless..TFS!

  261. Carol P says:

    Love your project for today. Thanks for the chance to win!

  262. Marie-Paule says:

    Hi Sharon:
    Your project is just stunning. You do have such an incredible talent. I have two just-rite products, but I do not have this one. Thank you for the chance to win. Marie-Paule

  263. Laura says:

    I have admired the Just-Rite products for quite a while now and would love a chance to win. Your cards and projects are my go-to place for inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  264. Sharon says:

    I would love to try some JustRite products!

  265. Beautiful project!
    Saving this idea for sure.
    You are so talented , I love visiting your blog for inspirations.

  266. Kathyc on SCS says:

    You’ve got me sold on Justrite products! Thanks for the chance to win some. Love your project!
    Kathy Camasso

  267. Julia Carter says:

    I LOVE this!!! Are those folders still available at Office Max? How long ago did you get them… I want some!


  268. Betz61 says:

    I just love this project you make it look so easy that I’ll have to try one for myself. Thanks for the chance at your blog candy.

  269. Kate says:

    Your project is great. I’ll have to give it a try. You make it look so easy.

  270. Kerry from PA says:

    Love the rectangle stampers. I tried to order one but it was out of stock. Maybe it was a sign that I’m going to win a set?!?!?!?!

  271. Sheila D says:

    Incredible! Your creativity just amazes me. This is simply gorgeous. This is definitely on my “To do” list. I have most of the supplies (except the JustRite stamps). How exciting this is. Thank you so much for all this inspiration (and blog candy too).

  272. Barb says:

    Love your folder project and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the spine tabs that you made! Those look so elegant! What a lucky friend you have- she will love receiving this :). I really like what you did with the punched borders on the pockets too. Lol! I really like everything you did on this :D.

  273. Pat M says:

    WOW!! What a great project. I am having so much fun going from blog to blog and getting all opf these great ideas. I love Just Rite products and would love to win these letters. Thanks for the chance.

  274. Rhonda K says:

    I just love you cards. They are simple but elegant.

  275. Pamela C. says:

    Thanks for a chance to win. Have a wonderful day.

    pscole3467 at gmail dot com

  276. Christine Ray says:

    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful work, Sharon. Helps to keep us motivated!

  277. Jo Ann B. says:

    Your work ROCKS! Thanks for being such an inspiration and letting us RAK.

  278. […] to make.Β  I did not use this set on my project today, but you can see it used on this project and this project for the monograms.Β  Again, THANK YOU, […]

  279. Sara says:

    WOW!! You pocket folder project is outstanding. You are so clever and creative. I love the idea of making a spine and tabs. Gorgeous!

  280. Stephanie says:

    Love Love Love all the things that you are sharing during your celebration.

  281. Emma O. says:

    WOW! Great gift idea! Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent with us!

  282. Julie says:

    Great project and count me in for the possibility, however remote, to win fab JustRite stamps. Love the rectangular block and interchangeable letters/sizes. Wow! What a concept and for such a price. But free would be better! Love the story of your inventive friend. Everyone should know at least one person who can make something from nothing. Good on yah!

  283. Darsana says:

    this is a great idea, and I love the idea for the spine. It gives room for the natural bulkiness of your accessories. Great showmanship! I’ll have to try this soon.

  284. Anne says:

    wow, what a fabulous project. I’ve seen a lot of these folders and absolutely love the way you’ve adapted them. what a wonderful gift this would make!

  285. Shelly says:

    I love today’s project. You did an awesome job on it! Thanks for a chance to win the nice blog candy.

  286. Eileen says:

    Really classy project!

  287. Jill says:

    This whole event has been realy inspiring to me. What a wide variety of great ideas. The possibility of “candy” just makes it better.

  288. Tracy Y says:

    What an awesome project! I love your creativity!

  289. Smriti says:

    I like what you did to the folder!

  290. Creative Triplet Mom says:

    Beautiful project. I especially loved the stripped ribbon.

  291. Karen says:

    Great project.

  292. Heather says:

    Lovely project. You give me so many ideas for how to use my Just Rite Stampers, as well as other things I may have passed over as not usable. Great conversion of the folder, and I love the binding, too! Makes me want to get a Crop A Dile!

  293. Theresa says:

    OMGosh, this planner is stunning! I love all your projects!!!

  294. Pam D. says:

    Your work is so awesome and I love your instructions that follow your projects. You are such a inspiration thanks for sharing.

  295. Kate says:

    You have such great projects! Thanks for the chance to win some great blog candy!

  296. Mary says:

    I love the antique-ie look of this set!!!

  297. Simply beautiful, I love all the detail!!!

  298. Naz says:

    This is awesome–the colors, the designs, the idea!! Great job-thanks for the inpiration and the directions. =) Naz

  299. Traci Major says:

    I love your featured file folder project today, especially with all those pretty fonts and add on clips and notebooks…thanks for sharing this with all of us Sharon!

  300. Carole says:

    I am just in awe of what you are making! I just found your blog today through Jennifer Buck – and I’m really glad I did!

  301. Kim says:

    Sharon that is AMAZING what you did with this plain folder! WOW! I am a HUGE fan of yours! And thank you for the wonderful blog candy you are giving away! I would love to win!
    hugs~ Kim

  302. jmniffer says:

    I can’t believe how good you made a plain folder look! Amazing work as always. jmniffer

  303. Cindy Rials says:

    Wonderful project!!! I have limited supplies here in the Middle East, but I can find folders–and will use supplies I have. These will make great gifts for teacher friends I have here.!!!

  304. Heather Arsenault says:

    What a cool project! Thank you for sharing the instructions.

  305. Lorraine says:

    Yes, I am getting some ideas from all of your projects. This has been a great visit.

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