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September 2007

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Dear Johanna,

Happy Fall! Even though I don't get to see the leaves changing colors here in Southern California, I LOVE autumn! It's finally cool enough to enjoy having the windows open, fall flowers are blooming, and I am seeing Halloween and Thanksgiving decorations in all the stores.  I hope you are enjoying the flurry of back-to-school activities, and this time to be thankful for family and friends.
In This Issue
World Card Making Day
New DT Members
New Images
September Sketch
Interview with Godelieve
Publication Compensation
Quick Links
Join Our List
Join Our Mailing List
September Sketch
World Card Making Day
Mail Graphic
October 6, 2007, is World Card Making Day
. Mark your calendars and watch for a special announcement about justjohanna sponsored challenges and prizes.
New Design Team Members 
DT Logo
We've expanded our Design Team. Congratulations and welcome to the new members: 
Halloween & Harvest Images 
Lime Tart Logo
I wasn't planning to create new Halloween images this year, but as Fall decorations began appearing in local stores, so many new ideas kept popping into my head! So (a little late this year) there are a bunch of new Halloween and Harvest images in the justjohanna collection. They are available to order now, and should be ready to ship in about 2 weeks. Make sure you visit the design team blogs; the designers have been busy creating samples with the new images to inspire you. The images will begin appearing in the shopping cart throughout the week.
Click here to download a PDF the new supplement. If you purchase a catalog through the shopping cart, it will include a supplement with the new images.
Thanks to Godelieve Tijskens for the design featured in this article.
September Sketch
Use the sketch to the left and the inspiration to the right to generate lots of ideas for your justjohanna stamp collection. Can you spot the justjohanna stamp in this card above? It's Stand Right.
I love seeing your work. Make sure you stop by and link your card on the justjohanna blog.

Thanks to our design team for the samples shown on the right, and to Dianne McInrue for the design featured in this article. Click here to see the full-size sample sketch cards.

Stamping Mathilda 

Godelieve has been working with justjohanna since its inception. In fact, she was in on the sneak preview when we were just beginning to conceptualize the images. She is an extraordinarily talented stamper who lives in Belgium, and we're so lucky to have her on our team! Godelieve maintains a blog, Stamping Mathilda. You can read more about Godelieve (and the rest of the design team members) here.

jj: If you were given a 50% of coupon to your favorite art supply/craft store, what would you use it on and why? (No fine print on the coupon!! It can be good for any one item!!)

Godelieve: I think I would go for Prismacolor pencils. A lot of people seem to love them, and do beautiful coloring with these pencils. Of course, I would need a class too.


jj: Do any of the justjohanna stamps speak to you more than others?

Godelieve: Being a background freak, I love all the stamps you can use to make them; the wavy background, borders, swirls... but tiny stamps too, to combine with larger stamps. I often see the background first when I look at a card. I guess it's a tic I have. 


jj: Describe your last "ah-ha" art moment.

Godelieve: Must have been when I discovered Ecoline inks again. I remember we used them in school, a loooooong time ago. Then I didn't notice them anymore. A few years ago, I thought I would love to incorporate them in my stamping. You can do a lot with them!


jj: What's your best advice for a new stamper?

Godelieve: I would say, get your hands on some smaller stamps, which can be combined in different ways. It will look different every time. 


jj: Name a famous person from art history you would like to sit down and have lunch with. Tell us what you would eat and why you picked this person.

Godelieve: That would be Monet. I really love his paintings, the garden, waterlillies, the weeping willows, the reflections... I think he could talk about color, perception, painting... without having to ask him a lot of questions.

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
Au revoir until next month.

Johanna Hatlestad

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