I am excited to be participating in this months JustRite Stampers Summer Release Blog Hop!

After you leave be sure to check out the JRS Blog 😀

I have to say I LOVE the new direction I am seeing their newest releases going in (and what is to come!). There are super border selections, with center images! IMAGES! I love that! That makes me SOOOOOO happy! I have been a fan of JRS for over a year now! I have quite the collection 😀 I’m happy to add the latest and greatest to that lineup 😀 I enjoy mixing and matching not just the borders, but all the set selections I have.

Funny thing about my project today though……despite my love for the “images” I decided to use the NEW! Calendar Borders & Centers Oval 1-3/4” x 2-5/16”

I have been asked by NUMEROUS people to make another month by month card organization box!

PS Yes! This will go up in my Etsy Shop, along with my other stuff most likely tomorrow 😀 or over the weekend.

Now if you “know me” I despise repeating ANY designs I create! I always have to do something NEW! When I make something it is a ONE of a KIND! LOL! Never repeat!! When I saw the size of the Calendar Borders & Centers Oval 1-3/4” x 2-5/16” I was VERY excited!! I thought they would look FAB in the My Timeless Template: From the Desk Of: ©

A Year of Celebrations Desk Organizer


This will look SO pretty sitting out on your desk! Don’t you think? That is the KEY! Pretty and organized 😀

The font size for this project was beyond perfect!!

Front detail


My butterfly is a Tag Team Butterfly  Cuttlebug Die. I die cut the sweet blush layer, added some glitter 😀 and then die cut and embossed the vellum butterfly layer. I HAD to add that butterfly to the front 😀

I stamped my own patterned paper using Floral Frenzy and Guidelines II paper 

My colors are Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist, New Leaf and Dark Chocolate. I paired it with some stripped paper by K& Co.

Side view


Now notice the top?

More mixing and matching going on. The “family favorite” is from What’s Cookin’ Borders & Centers 1-5/8″  I think it was a cute addition to the From the Desk Of: template!


(sorry this was taken outside since I broke my tent lights during photographing-GRR!)

Also: This template has a divider additon if you choose to use it. I did for ths project, as you can see.

I didn’t use the borders, just the month’s. I stamped each one on white cardstock, then punched out with my Wide Oval from SU! I layered those ovals onto die cut labels, also from SU!


Here are the file dividers, grouped together. Aren’t they pretty?!

I just staggered each month so you can easily see what is where.

I would just make an index card, and put the date of friends and family birthday days and file it into the appropriate month section 😀 Quick and easy organization 😀

Now here is what else is included IN my organizer……

 I made a QUICK set of 12 cards.


There are 3 of each design/color combo

I used the color combo that is on my From the Desk Of: Organizer paper, that I designed, for my color combo here!

I LOVE the little gift image and border from the Favorite Occasions Borders & Centers Set 1-5/8″ 

I wanted QUICK and EASY cards that match, no fuss!!


I just stamped my image in dark chocolate ink, then via assembly line, I colored them in with Copic markers, then punched out each one with my SU! 1 3/4 circle! I then used my 1 3/8 circle and 3/4 circle to punch additional circles 😀 I used dimensionals to layer and POP the circles.

Quick, cute and easy!

Now when you look in your Calendar month section, you can just GRAB a card and pop it in the mail!

On a personal note……

Alexa’s appointment went well (still Cancer Free! YIPPEE!!!) I’m so happy about that. Every time we get labs drawn I hold my breath. I don’t think the fear of return will EVER leave me. Any time she complains anything hurts I FREAK OUT! I have also had poor Amber tested for Leukemia 4 times! She gets a lot of growing pains, and when it happens too often I go into a complete PANIC! Those “leg pains” were Alexa’s #1 symptom!! It took 3 months or me taking her to numerous doctors to get an actual diagnosis! So to say I am a bit paranoid, is a complete under-statement.

 Now we have to see the plethora of other doctors for other issues!

I have to take her to-dentist (she needs braces! LORD HELP ME! LOL! I can’t imagine she will do well with that) a Dermatologist, Endocrinologist, Dietitian and ENT! LOL! Then a port flush.EEK! Can we extend the hours in a day please? I’m seriously NOT complaining about her other visits. Im truly grateful for her health! Im just feeling a little overwhelmed these days, to say the least.

WORSE yet, and this is a HUGE complaint: BEWARE!!!

Jay was suppose to have surgery on his back this morning. He is to have a discectomy. He was mentally prepared and everything was set to go!

BUT, get this………… the OR scheduler FORGOT to book the OR for him! So he can’t have it! They are now scheduling 3 weeks out, and then his doctor is on VACATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So we are at the least a month and a half away!

Words cannot even tell you how MAD I am about that! We waited for this date for several months.

 FINALLY got his work stuff organized (he is in a management position so getting 6 weeks off is NOT an easy task) and short term disability was all set, and we actually had CHILD CARE set up for the kids (which our families are ALWAYS too busy to help so that was a feat in itself), to have THAT happen! OMW! Im sorry, I’m just FUMING mad. Worse yet, poor Jason is in a TON of pain everyday. He has a desk job and commutes an hour each way to work, so that KILLS his back.

I wanted to tell the OR scheduler “Well ,until Jay does have his surgery, let me hit you in the back with a bat, every minute, until then!” That is what Jay tells me the pain feels like. Plus it travels down his leg, which often gives out when he walks.

I just feel SO bad for him. This has been going on for 6 months. He has had PT, cortisone shots and everything else they suggested before resorting to surgery. NONE of it helping.

OK that just put a HUGE damper on this post. I’m sorry! I’ll keep you all posted!

On that note though, I truly believe EVERYTHING happens for a reason! So we are just keeping the faith that it wasn’t meant to be then. It was just very strange that something like that would happen, so I truly believe that it was just not meant to be, yet.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and sending up prayers for my family!

Now head over the the —> JRS blog <— for a list of people playing along 😀