JustRite 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hop Week 8

Greetings!!  Welcome to JustRite Stampers’ newest Wednesday feature, 12 Weeks of Christmas Blog Hops – Week 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!

I know I’ve been missing in action but this is one the items I’ve worked on sporadically throughout the month during some quiet time.  I wanted to make an Advent gift and I had this bead storage box but it only had 24 containers.  After thinking about it a little bit, I worked it all out.   On the lid I used some garland and sparkly, glittery ribbon and alongside I nestled an elegant sentiment using JustRite Stampers Original Christmas Nested Sentiments, cut with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen.   Each of the clear containers uses a sweet border from the JustRite Stampers Original Holiday Cheer Centers and Borders set using an EK Success 1 1/4" punch to cut the border and Spellbinders Standard Circles LG #2 to cut each red or green mat layer.  They are the perfect size to cover the top and the bottom of the clear round boxes!! 

Inside I sprinkled a little bit of snow and for this gift, the recipient is getting a different pair of earrings in each clear container – 24 all together.

As the recipient takes out each container, she will see that there is another surprise at the bottom that she will get to open on the 25th day.  Torture, I know . . .right?!?

There is a large card holding the final surprise that I made using Spellbinders Grand Labels Four.  When you peek inside, there is a gift card. 

Project Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Original Stampers Holiday Cheer Borders and Centers, JustRite Original Stampers Christmas Nested Sentiments
Paper: Bazzill
Ink:  Colorbox Chalk Ink – Warm Red, CTMH – New England Ivy
Accessories:  Spellbinders Labels Seventeen #4 and #5, Spellbinders Grand Labels Four, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large #2, Ribbon, Bead Storage Box, 1 1/4" EK Success Round Punch, Glue Dots, Garland, Snowflakes, Earrings, Gift Card

Many of you have asked so I thought I would share a small update.  John is resting at home, but we spent several days in the hospital and we returned home Monday night.  It was unexpected and I was stuck without internet and a change of clothes.  With his condition there’s a lot to manage to get him on the right track.   Thankfully, my sweet daughter was to the rescue.  Today is a good day, but I know it’s a long journey back to perfect health.   One foot in front of the other, I’m strong and willing to look forward.  Many of you have written to me sharing similar stories – please know that gives me strength.  Thank you for continuing to visit and lift me up.  I am immensely blessed and  humbled by the kindness of my online friends.  More posts coming while I’m home :-)

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

JustRite Inspiration Blog

JustRite Design Team:

Sharon Harnist 
Angela Barkhouse 
Sankari Wegman 
Stephanie Kraft 
Kazan Clark 
Michele Kovack 
Kellie Fortin 
Barb Schram
Debbie Olson 
Becca Feeken (you are here!)
Heidi Blankenship

Flower Soft Design Team:

Jeanne Streiff
Debbie Seyer 
Gini Cagle
Linda Beeson
Deb Felts
Cibele Glazer
Vicki Garrett
Dina Kowal

The Shabby Tea Room Design Team:

Debbie Marcinkiewicz
Nicole Segnere
Clare Buswell
Pattie Goldman
Lisa Golzbein
Cathy Clark-Sanite

  • kateOctober 27, 2010 - 9:32 am

    what a lucky friend. And prayers going out for John’s complete recovery.ReplyCancel

  • VickiOctober 27, 2010 - 9:42 am

    What a neat project Becca! Very Very elegant and I love the snow in the little jars!


  • Karen WOctober 27, 2010 - 9:47 am

    This is gorgeous but my favorite part is the bow, awesome!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle E.October 27, 2010 - 9:53 am

    I was beginning to worry about you and John, but I am oh so thankful that although he is not feeling well, he IS on the road back! I will continue to pray for wellness and strength for the two of you. Love, love, love this advent gift. You are a very thoughtful gift giver!!ReplyCancel

  • Jerri KayOctober 27, 2010 - 9:53 am

    This is totally awesome Becca! You’re over-the-top with creativity and cleverness girl! I’m sure the recipient will love the gifts, but I think most of all, she’ll love the time and thoughtfulness you put into the design itself. I’m sure this gift will remain a treasured keepsake.ReplyCancel

  • MelindaOctober 27, 2010 - 9:57 am

    How cute! I’m so happy to see you posting again. Sending hugs & prayers to you & your family. Remember to take care of yourself and give Mr. Becca hugs for me.ReplyCancel

  • Donna G.October 27, 2010 - 10:01 am

    Thanks for the update concerning your husband. I am continuing to pray for your husband, you and your family. So glad your daughter was able to help out!! God bless her!

    Nice project!ReplyCancel

  • paulaOctober 27, 2010 - 10:06 am

    what a fabulous project – and a very generous one too. The recipient will be over the moon with that – i know i would be.

    I was worried about you with you not posting; each day when i check my emails there was nothing from you so i was worried that all was not well. I really hope that better health comes John’s way and naturally wish you the strength to carry on – its such a worry to have a loved one poorly. Yippee for your daughter eh, bless her.

    I will be thinking of you even though we don’t know each other – although each and every post seems to bridge that gap – right from over here in the UK – almost in the middle!

    sending you hugs for strength and best wishes for better news and health for John and you.

    Paula, Derbyshire, UK. x x xReplyCancel

  • Stephanie KraftOctober 27, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Such a stunning project, Becca! Love the snow in the jars!

    Hugs and continued prayers for you and John.. :)ReplyCancel

  • Judy I, St. Louis MOOctober 27, 2010 - 10:14 am

    What a beautiful project. I’ve been concerned, with the lack of posts, that John was still having health issues. Thanks for the update. Our prayers for your entire family continue.ReplyCancel

  • MicheleOctober 27, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Amazing as always!!!ReplyCancel

  • AprilOctober 27, 2010 - 10:21 am

    What a beautiful creation! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenOctober 27, 2010 - 10:26 am

    What a SUPER IDEA!!!! WHO doesn’t love new earrings? And 24!!!! :) PLUS, a gift card to Michaels? You’ve fixed up this little box JUST PERFECTLY!!! It’s SO ATTRACTIVE!!!! LOVE the verse on top!!! Do you think, whoever receives this will follow the rules? NOT open them ALL up in one sitting? :)ReplyCancel

  • Penny ReedOctober 27, 2010 - 10:29 am

    As all your projects are, this one is too wonderful! What a lucky recipient.
    Like all the others here, you have been on my mind, and I am glad to hear that things are looking somewhat better. You both are in my prayers.ReplyCancel

  • AnneOctober 27, 2010 - 10:29 am

    Hi Becca :o)

    So delighted to hear that John (aka Mrs Becca) is home! Prayers of thanks that he is home with you and prayers for a speedy return to health.

    Take great care of yourself too!

    Anne (UK)

    PS Love the project.ReplyCancel

  • Judy CoveyOctober 27, 2010 - 10:37 am

    Becca, thanks so much for the update on John and glad to know that he is home and on the road to recovery. There is definitely a BIG void in my life when I don’t receive daily updates, where it is a project that you are sharing or just a little note informing us how things are going. Keep strong and we’ll all be praying for the two of you. So glad to see you back.ReplyCancel

  • FrancieOctober 27, 2010 - 10:40 am

    I look for you every day online and am so glad to see you again. You have been such an inspiration to me and so many others, that I miss you when you’re not posting.

    The best news is that your husband is home and on the road to recovery. When one beloved member of the family is sick, it seems the whole family ails. Praying for better times ahead for all of you.

    As usual, your creation is stunning.

    Thanks for all you do,
    Francie (Montreal, Quebec)ReplyCancel

  • annaOctober 27, 2010 - 10:43 am

    I’ve been checking every day to see how things were going for you. I lift you and hubby up every day in my conversations with God. May He continue to bless you both with his loving care. So glad to see you back, I’ve been missing you bunches!ReplyCancel

  • GaleOctober 27, 2010 - 11:02 am

    This is so beautiful.
    You are in my prayers and I pray that John will recover and will become strong. Glad to see you are okay and that your able to use crafting for you as well. It has done a lot for me seeing all of your beautiful creations. I do not have much time to craft but when I do I look at your creations and they give me some of the mojo (if that is what you call it).
    A verse for you, not from me but from God.
    “Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God, I will help you, I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10. Ponder on this verse and it will help you in the difficult times. It uplifts me each and every time.


  • Mary H.October 27, 2010 - 11:13 am

    Oh Becca, HOW LOVELY your project. And thanks so much for the update. Like everyone else, I was concerned, and it is good to know all our prayers have indeed been heard. God listens. He answers in His own time, His own way, sometimes beyond our understanding. But our whole lives are in HIS plan, He knows best. Keep up your strength & God Bless you all.ReplyCancel

  • Mimi2six4October 27, 2010 - 11:27 am

    As usual, this is an awesome card/gift, what a lucky recipient, I’m sure she will love it.
    I am so sorry that John is not doing well, I will continue to pray for his recovery. I will also pray for God’s grace to cover you and that you will have the “Peace” that passes all understanding. I know that it must be difficult to see a loved one struggling. I’ve been on the receiving end, where John is, and I just want to tell you that all you do is appreciated even if at times he might not be able to tell you. Hold on to your faith, you’ve got many people all over the world praying for you, You are so loved. T
    Thank you for sharing with us, you are amazing!

  • janeyOctober 27, 2010 - 11:34 am

    Thank you for sharing as much as you have with us. We are all understanding about your silence. We all continue to keep you, John, and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    What a delightful gift! I love your vision to see a creative use for something common. Thank you for sharing that with us, also.ReplyCancel

  • barb schramOctober 27, 2010 - 11:55 am

    Advent countdown is not just for the little ones! What a great idea, Becca! I always love your ideas, complete with all the special details and touches! Prayers and hugs being sent your way!ReplyCancel

  • cynthiaOctober 27, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    Blessings and all things wonderful, magical, and spiritual, be with you and John. Becca, I really like this gift idea! What a great gift! Your creations are blessed. Take care!ReplyCancel

  • TatankyOctober 27, 2010 - 1:04 pm

    Hi Becca !! another gorgeous creation. Good to know that your husband is back home and on the way to recovery as you said one step a time. Good luck :DReplyCancel

  • Sylvia/LittleTreasuresOctober 27, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    So glad for the update. Always good to be home. Glad you have some help, but take time for “YOU” also. Best Wishes and Continued prayers for all of you.
    Your projects is fabulous as always…you make our day each day you post . Thank You Becca.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BeesonOctober 27, 2010 - 1:26 pm

    Wow is this cute! It looks like a whole lot of work, but what a really neat gift. I could see some kind of candy in each one too.ReplyCancel

  • MarcieOctober 27, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    Dear Becca – So very glad to hear that John is improving. You are such a strong woman, and your strength feeds his strength. You and John are in my prayers.
    I definitely feel we are the lucky ones to have you as a cyber friend!! If you only knew how much we appreciate your talents and the fact that you share so much with us. Even through all the adversity that you have been facing your thoughtfulness, generosity & creativity shines through each of your projects. This advent gift calendar is the perfect for instance. What a sweet gift!!! Your friend will love it.

  • CibeleOctober 27, 2010 - 2:08 pm

    This is such a great project idea! Very creative.ReplyCancel

  • Linda S. in NEOctober 27, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    Hello Becca and John,
    My, what support you have from all over the world!! And supporters who are so well spoken and talented at writing well wishes to you both. You are indeed blessed with our love and concerns.
    Becca, you were really keeping me in suspense as to what in the world you were going to put in such little round cases. What a wonderful surprise for your friend. She will be so grateful for your generosity and creativity. Beautiful work for sure. Linda S. in NEReplyCancel

  • Jo4HimOctober 27, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    So glad to hear an update on John and you….keeping you’ll in my prayers. Beautiful project as always!ReplyCancel

  • MarjorieOctober 27, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    Miss you when no email comes, and wonder how things are going with you and John. You are both still in my prayers each day.
    Take care. Thanks for the beautiful ideas.

  • Gloria WestermanOctober 27, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    Oh Becca this is beautiful….and such a amazing gift with just the earrings…..then the gift card……you have a giving heart……and I know that is why we love you so…….
    I will pray for you and your family to give you peace and joy through this difficult time….but you know…..”This to shall Pass”……..
    Hugs and kisses your way……ReplyCancel

  • Debby WaltersOctober 27, 2010 - 4:06 pm

    I have been very concerned for you and John, so your comments today are a blessing. I continue to lift you, John and your entire family and friends in prayer. Wish I could do more.

    The project you shared with us is beautiful, as all of your projects are. What a clever idea for an advent calendar. I might have to lift this idea and use it for my granddaughter.

    hugs to all,

  • chrisdOctober 27, 2010 - 4:25 pm

    Remember there are a lot of people praying for John, yourself and the family always. What a wonderful project and gift you created and I know that someone special will treasure it. Hugs from Michigan.ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraOctober 27, 2010 - 4:28 pm

    I am happy to read that John is home and doing a bit better. I was also concered John may have taken a turn for the worst when there was no new news on your blog

    Your Advent calendar gift is priceless . I may lift this idea and put tiny chocolate candies in each little container. With your amazingly creative mind I’ll bet you could find a treasure trove if you had the time to visit stores like the Good Will.ReplyCancel

  • Debbie MarcinkiewiczOctober 27, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    WOWOOWOW!!!! This is truly amazing … what a creative idea! Thanks for sharing with all of us :)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly GOctober 27, 2010 - 4:33 pm

    Awesome as always Becca!! You’re so creative.
    I too have been sending thoughts and prayers your way. Like you said, one foot in front of the other.ReplyCancel

  • Terre FryOctober 27, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Becca, what a beautiful gift, your friend will truly treasure. I am glad to hear that John is doing a little better, will continue to keep you in our prayers as well as peace and comfort for you my friend. Hugs TerreReplyCancel

  • Rhonda ZOctober 27, 2010 - 5:31 pm

    I’m glad you and your husband are back at home. I adore this idea! Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • DinaOctober 27, 2010 - 5:35 pm

    Sigh….. the cleverness of you! It was so much fun hopping with you all today!ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn ClarkOctober 27, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    Wonderful gift for your lucky friend. Missed you on line, my friend. Continue to pay for you and John. Take care of yourself and know that your readers care. God bless.ReplyCancel

  • Gini CagleOctober 27, 2010 - 6:51 pm

    Becca, your creativity always floors me! You are such an inspiration. I was really happy to get to be a part of this hop!

  • DebOctober 27, 2010 - 6:58 pm

    Hello, my sweet friend! Prayers heavenward, and {{hugs}} your direction!

    Your Advent countdown is simply stunning! What a fun and thoughtful way to celebrate, especially with the surprise at the end! Love this!ReplyCancel

  • CathyOctober 27, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    Gorgeous and what a way to countdown – very creative! Having fun hopping with you all today! :)ReplyCancel

  • Candy MillsOctober 27, 2010 - 8:43 pm

    So happy to hear John is home ( and you too! )
    My prayers are for him to get well soon so that the two of you can enjoy the wonderful season ahead.
    Your gift is very thoughtful and precious and your friend I hope will realize it. You come up with the BEST ideas and your gifts are full of love.
    Hugs, CandyReplyCancel

  • Cindy LouOctober 27, 2010 - 9:16 pm

    Awesome gift Becca! You just helped me solve yet one more gifting issue in the homemade realm — you are such a peach! Glad John is feeling a little better, we are still praying here. We know from experience that it always takes a while for the human body to respond to modern medicine in certain circumstances, you are both in our prayers and will continue to be until God tells us otherwise. Thanks for sharing with us, you are inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • DebraKOctober 27, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Very beautiful Becca! LOVE the ribbon. You always have such awesome ideas, I think you should write a book…! or better yet, start a magazine. We need more/better paper craft magazines!! Glad to hear all is stable at the home front. Keeping you in my prayers always…ReplyCancel

  • MarilynOctober 27, 2010 - 10:55 pm

    WOW!!! What a bow, just love it. Your gift idea is great, but the bow steals the whole thing!!!ReplyCancel

  • HeatherOctober 28, 2010 - 4:20 am

    Wow Becca this is an awesome project and the lucky recipient will be delighted – I know I would be. Great news about John (I check every day) but we know the road to recovery can be a long slow business.
    I hope you gain strength from the prayers of all your cyber friends.
    God be with you.

  • emilyOctober 28, 2010 - 4:59 am

    Sorry to hear about your DH’s setback. Hope things improve each day.

    Love your advent/gift container! What an awesome way to present your gift! It would be difficult though for me to not dump the little containers out before to check underneath! Hehehe!!!
    Thanks for sharing your amazing ideas! :o)ReplyCancel

  • MickieOctober 28, 2010 - 5:40 am

    Awesome as usual. Been keeping you in my prayers! God Bless!ReplyCancel

  • CherylOctober 28, 2010 - 5:49 am

    What a beautiful idea!!!
    Prayers for your husbands full recovery,Becca.
    God Bless You Both
    Hugs CherylReplyCancel

  • barbieOctober 28, 2010 - 8:10 am

    So glad your John is home!! I can remember waiting in the hospital for my hubby to come out of surgery and it is the worst feeling in the world, you are in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • AnneOctober 28, 2010 - 8:20 am

    It was good to read your post this morning. I too was worried about you and your husband. The Advent gift is beautiful. Everything you make is so inspiring. My best wishes to you and your family and I will keep you all in my prayers. od Bless Anne ( from UK)ReplyCancel

  • Heidi BlankenshipOctober 28, 2010 - 8:36 am

    Fantastic!! Love this idea Becca!! This will make such a wonderful gift. So glad to hear your husband is back home. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers, hugs.ReplyCancel

  • HeatherOctober 28, 2010 - 11:17 am

    What a delightful gift!
    Thank you also for the update on your husband. I was thinking of you both the other day and hoped to see some encouraging news. More hugs and prayers from me to both of you :)ReplyCancel

  • Pat JandacekOctober 28, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic gift! Heather, in the entry above mine, expresses my thoughts exactly. Thinking of you and praying for you and John.ReplyCancel

  • stephanieOctober 28, 2010 - 4:02 pm

    WOw this is a great gift.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa BOctober 28, 2010 - 8:23 pm

    Lovely project Becca.
    I am glad to hear that your husband is home, and on the upswing, albeit slowly. Take care of yourself as you are caring for John. Bless your daughter!
    I am continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterOctober 29, 2010 - 9:53 am

    Such a fantastic gift, and great idea!!
    Praying that John can recover now that he is home!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaOctober 29, 2010 - 1:20 pm

    Wow Becca, what a thoughtful gift! And such a simple presentation, but it’s absolutely fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Clare BuswellOctober 29, 2010 - 2:39 pm

    Fabulous idea, just love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kim HupkeOctober 30, 2010 - 8:38 am

    So clever Becca!!! What your brain see in simple things is just amazing! You have such a gift!ReplyCancel

  • Ree DonnellyOctober 30, 2010 - 11:26 am


    Thank God your husband is on the road to recovery!

    Lots of love ReplyCancel

  • Craftdee DonnaNovember 4, 2010 - 8:27 pm

    This is amazing! So inventive and “green” too (all that recycling). Truly one of the best advents I’ve ever seen.ReplyCancel