Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room is Hopping with JustRite Stamps today!

Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop #8! Every Wednesday up until Thanksgiving some of your favorite designers will be joining some of the JustRite design team for a series of Christmas blog hops, showcasing JustRite’s entire Christmas Collection of stamps! And don’t forget that JustRite has some Christmas stamps in their newly released CLING line of stamp sets -- you can find them HERE. This week, the designers joining the JustRite design team are the Flower Soft and The Shabby Tea Room challenge blog design teams! So mark your calendars for Wednesdays at 9am Central for great Christmas gift, card & project ideas, starting at the JustRite Inspiration blog!

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I had sooooo much fun designing this adorable holiday clipboard that I can't wait to set on my kitchen counter once December 1st rolls around!  It seems as though the holidays give us all 'license' to use as much glitter as our hearts desire on projects (although I seem to use it liberally ALL year long!), so this sweet project is sprinkled generously with red, green and diamond glitter to make it sparkle and shine!  The JustRite stamped images on the clipboard are from the Christmas Nested Sentiments, Something Sweet and Baking Stamp Ensemble sets.  Patterned papers are from Cosmo Cricket and lots of yummy embellies added from Webster's Pages, Maya Road, Stampin' Up!, Prima & Really Reasonable Ribbons!

You can use a decorated clipboard such as mine for so many fun things ... here are a couple ideas I came up with:

To hold your favorite holiday recipe while you're baking in the kitchen ~

To hold your holiday menu so guests know what they will be dining on ~

To hold your 'to do' list during the hectic holiday season to keep you on track ~

I also made some coordinating glittered clips to place on your lists for the holidays, holds them all together, keeps everything neat and in one place and are not only practical, but CUTE too!

Candy Cane Brownie Lollipops
1 pkg. fudge brownie mix plus ingredients to prepare
24 candy canes
10 oz. chocolate flavored almond bark

Prepare brownies according to package directions.  Cool 20 minutes until slightly warm.  Cut off ends of candy canes to form 4 1/2" sticks.  Place candy cane tops in resealable plastic bag and crush.  Scoop out rounds of brownie, packing with hands.  Roll Brownie scoops into smooth balls.  Insert candy cane sticks into centers, mounding brownie around stick.  Melt almond bark in small bowl according to package directions.  Spoon melted bark over each brownie, coating completely.  Dip into the crushed candy canes and place in small foil cupcake line.  Enjoy :)

Please visit these designers’ blogs to see what fabulous JustRite Christmas inspiration they have for you on the hop today!

JustRite Design Team:

Flower Soft Design Team:

The Shabby Tea Room Design Team:
Cathy Clark-Santie

Thanks for peeking :)

Challenges for this project:
Vintage Findings - use vintage elements (buttons, bloomer, trinket pin, satin flowers, lace, inking)
Papertake Weekly - sparkly & bright
The Shabby Tea Room #33 - CASE a Shabby Girl (Debbie - holiday colors)
CR84FN #1 - red, green, tan
Meljen's Designs - anything goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog #49 - anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp - punches & dies


Catherine Couch Doucette said...

Beautiful :0)

Clare said...

Loving the clipboard!! what a great idea, it looks amazing!!

Viola Mahr said...

Totally shabby beauty, Debbie :) Thank you for sharing with us.


Vicki G said...

Your projects are beautiful! Fun hopping with you today,


Unknown said...

What a lovely project, Debbie! Something to enjoy all throughout the holidays!

Barbara Schram said...

Anything that combines papercrafting and food is a winner! I can't wait to try the brownie bites this holiday! As always, Debbie I am so inspired when I visit!

Linda Beeson said...

Wowie, what a magnificent project! LOVE everything about it.

Lindsey said...

This is gorgeous!I wish I could be more organised, to be organised and have beautiful lists is something I shall aspire to from now on! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week x

Mona Pendleton said...

What a gorgeous project Debbie! Great way to showcase the JR stamps! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN1 x 2 ;)

Patty O'Malley said...

What a fabulous idea!

Unknown said...

Debbie, what a fun project - and your recipe sounds yummy!

PapierGirl said...

Darling clipboard - love all the embellishments, and yes....I would love to see it in my kitchen this holiday season along with some of those yummy brownie pops! :)

Nicole said...

Another super cute Debbie project! Love those colors together and all of that glitter! :)

Auntie Em said...

Wow, great blog! Awesome clipboard craft idea and a yummy recipe as well!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Heidi Blankenship said...

What a Fun Christmas project, Debbie!
Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe!

Anonymous said...

what an adorable clipboard Debbie!!

Anita said...

This is a gorgeous clipboard. I love that idea! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs.

Pattie said...

So cute Deb and a great idea too! Congrats on the JustRite WIN!

Jill said...

wow debbie stunning so beutifully made love the ribbon and the gorgeous papers thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx