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March 2008

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Dear Johanna,

Spring is coming, hooray! And a few new stamps, too. Read on to find more information about the new images, a terrific how-to article from Kim Frantz, the March 25% off "Special Deal," and another fun card sketch! Don't forget that our boutique grand opening is this Saturday - details for that event are below as well.
In This Issue
Boutique Grand Opening
March Special Deal
Monthly Sketch
Center of Attention
Publication Compensation
Quick Links
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Card Sketch
provided by the justjohanna
design team
Boutique Grand Opening! 
Thanks to everyone who dropped by last month when we were setting up. It was great to meet so many of you!  
Our grand opening will be on this Saturday, March 8, 2008. Please come by and see us! We will be hosting a free make-n-take project.
The boutique will be open every 2nd Saturday from 6:00 to 11:00 PM, and you'll also be able to shop by appointment. Call 760-215-3059 to schedule a shopping appointment or a time to pick up an order you've placed online.
There's a bin of clearance stamps, and we'll have Spring gift baskets, other little bundles of stamp sets with cards you'll be able to purchase. You'll be able to see some amazing Design Team projects in person. There's also a table with chairs for you to sit and browse the catalog, work on a project, flip through card sample books for ideas, or just chit-chat.
317 E Grand Ave, Suite 9
Escondido, CA 92025
The boutique is at the top of the main gallery stairs inside Distinction Art Gallery.
This Saturday is also the opening night for the "Midnight Parade" show in the main gallery, featuring the work of surrealist artist Josh Clay. There will be drinks and music, and it's all free! All 14 artist studios will be open for you to wander through. The place is full of inspiration and creative energy.
New Stamps! 
Yes, there are some new stamps. We've just added about 100 new images to the justjohanna collection, including cooking/baking, mother's day, father's day, mushrooms, and some super-cute cows!
The images have all been loaded into the shopping cart. You can see them by clicking on the "new" category. Click here to go see them right now.
March Special Deal 
Mail Graphic
Purchase this bundle of 5 stamps at a 25% discount. Deal is available until the end of March. It's like getting one stamp free! Click here to flit over to our secure online shopping cart and order this special deal for yourself. Don't forget to upload the projects you make with the special deal to our gallery. Click here to see more ideas for using these stamps together.
This Month's Sketch
Use the sketch to the left and the yummy design above for inspiration to make your own card. For more samples using this sketch, visit our gallery
I love seeing your work. Make sure you stop by and link your card on the justjohanna blog and upload it to the justjohanna gallery.

Thanks to Kim Schofield for the design featured in this article.

Center of Attention 
by Kim Frantz
Flowers are a popular embellishment these days. They are used to jazz up scrapbook layouts, to enhance home decor items, and to add extra flair to handmade greeting cards. One way to personalize your flowers is to decorate the centers with rubber stamps. Hundreds of looks can be created with just a few simple tools.
To create this look, you will need the following supplies:
White cardstock
Small ink pad
1-inch circle punch
Black pen
Your favorite justjohanna stamps
  1. To begin, use your punch to make a circle stencil from a piece of white cardstock.
  2. Lay this stencil overtop of another piece of white cardstock.
  3. Use your ink pad to lay down a light layer of ink inside the circle stencil.
  4. Keep the stencil in place and randomly stamp inside the circle once again.
  5. Use your circle punch to punch out your designs.
  6. Outline with a black pen to create some definition.
  7. Add each center to a flower of your choice.
Alternative ideas for this technique include using different colors of ink, stamping on different materials like glossy paper or transparencies, using different shapes for your stencil like a square or oval, or stamp with words for a fun way to add a sentiment to your card.
If you are looking for a new way to enhance your flowers, this technique is sure to make your next project the center of attention.
Earn Free Stamps! 

You can earn free justjohanna stamps if your project is published! For each item you create that gets published, you will earn $10 in free stamps. Please note that the publication must mention justjohanna in the stamp credits.

This offer is limited to $100.00 per publication (that is 10 items). In order to claim your credits, send a color copy of the published item(s) and the cover of the publication to:
justjohanna rubber stamps
205 Cedar Glen
Escondido, CA 92025
or email a digital copy of the cover and publication pages to johanna@justjohanna.com.
Au revoir until next month.

Johanna Hatlestad

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