Saturday, March 17, 2018

I ♥ Coffee

I love coffee, iced coffee, coffee ice cream, coffee in the morning, coffee after dinner...I associate coffee with leisure and relaxation. A "cuppa" coffee. a good book and curled up in my favorite chair? Ahhhhh......

JFF Rubber Stamps Coffee Sign   and Single Coffee Bean
CUTplorations ATC die.
The new JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is to use a die cut. Come join us for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Life is a Journey

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card.

Using Memento Ink in Northern Pine and Brilliance Ink in Pearlescent Lime and Gamma Green, I inked the Sea Turtle Seascape stamp, overlapping the colors.  Once stamped on white cardstock, I cut the image and matted it with dark green cardstock.

I restamped the turtle and fussy cut the shell, then added it to the original image for dimension.

Using Scor-Pal, I created a card from green cardstock and added the stamped panel.  Next I scored 3 lines across the bottom of the card and added the stamped sentiment in the center.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 12, 2018


E. Marie here to share my first eclipse card.  I have seen so many eclipse samples and loved how they looked.  I couldn’t wait to try it, myself.

The Rabbit Pair was stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers.

The word “HOP” was die cut from the image with large alphabet dies.  It was also die cut twice from dark green cardstock.  The cardstock letters and image letters were glued together.

The remaining image, along with the middle sections of the letter “O” and “P”, were layered on dark green and additional layers of orange, green, and two different decorative cardstocks.  The die cut letters were popped up in place with dimensionals.  You can find a tutorial here.

This is a fun technique and since the monthly challenge on the Just For Fun Blog is “Use A Die-Cut”, this is the perfect time to try this and share your creation.  Find the challenge details here.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Happy Birthday

It is designer April here again. Male cards are hard for me to make sometimes, but today I have made a male birthday card using the '57 Chevy stamp. Everytime I use this stamp I think of my dad's '56 Chevy he had for 18 years!

I went along with our challenge theme for this month which is to use dies. I used Tim Holtz's Alterations die as a background. I stamped the car on the same light blue card stock as the background, fussy cut it and used a silver paint pen for the "chrome" on the car. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope you will join our challenge this month. We love to see your creations. You might even win a gift certificate to the store! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Easter Egg Tree Cards - Two Ways

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  It is time for me to get going on my Easter Cards.

 I am coloring the Easter Egg Tree stamp with colored pencils today.  I colored it once on white cardstock, and again on green!  Colored pencils give really good coverage on dark cardstock, so the colors still pop.  I added glitter Nuvo drops on the white version, and then Glossy Accents to the Green. (Just a note, I first tried the clear Nuvo drops for this, but they cracked as they dried, so I re-did the stamping and found Glossy Accents works better.)

These cards were so fun to put together.  It makes me excited about jelly beans, I almost bought a pack, but I know they will get eaten, so I am waiting till closer to the holiday.

Find these stamps in the store! 
Be sure to know that you can get them in wood-mount, cling or unmounted!
Easter Egg Tree found HERE.
Jelly Bean sentiment found HERE.
Happy Easter sentiment found HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Moon Maiden

I always get so excited when new Just For Fun stamps arrive on my door step!! I love digging right into them and starting to experiment and I am always impressed with the detail that each stamp offers.

This stamp is one of my favorites and is called Moon Maid. Don't you simply love it? I chose to color it in with some markers since I was trying to capture that flowing wrap. I then added some color shine to the background paper and embellished with some gold stars and strips. 

Thanks for stopping in today I hope you enjoyed my project. 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Funny Bunnies

This card makes me laugh!

I saw this Easter meme on Facebook and thought it would be fun to recreate it on a card. 

I stamped and trimmed the JFF Rubber Stamps medium sized marshmallow bunny stamp for the focal image

  and the seashore grass silhouette for the background.  
The speech bubbles were created in Photoshop Elements using Club Scrap cardstock and elements from their Comics digital kit.

Since the new monthly challenge is to use die cuts, I dusted off my Cuttlebug and dies and cut some panels to created my fun Easter scene. I used the crazy double running stitch rectangle nesting dies from STAMPlorations to cut the the blue and green panels for the background. 

I trimmed the green panel with one of Lawn Fawn's stitched hillside border dies for a little extra dimension.

Click here for more inspiration from the design team and link up your die cut creation for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Rubber Stamps

Thursday, March 1, 2018

A CAS Card

It's March! Can't you just imagine Spring now that it's March is here. Longer days, melting snow and birds chirping merrily. In anticipation of Spring I created a simple CAS card with a small twist.
I love feather stamps and I love stamptangle stamps even more. This stamp is called Stamptangle Feather 3  and can be found in the JFFRS store now. I used white StazOn ink on black cardstock. The first feather I adhered to the card directly, the second I used one set of popup dots and the third I double the pop up dots for a dimensional look. It's subtle and works great with CAS cards.  I hopw you like my project. Stop back often for more inspiration from the design team!

March JFF Card Challenge - Die Cuts!

Welcome to this month's card challenge - 
Die Cuts!!

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Yes, we challenge you to use a die cut somewhere on your card.  It can be a die mat, frame, shape or image, die cut words, edges or anything in between.

Before we get to our inspiration, we need to congratulate the winner (selected by of February's challenge - Silhouettes....

The winner is... Craftyhairlady!!!

Congratulations Pam!  Please contact me to claim your prize.

On with our die cut inspiration....

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You have until: 
Saturday, March 31st  9:00 PM  (EST)
to enter with the Linky Tool below!

PLEASE follow these simple rules BEFORE entering your creation:

A) You may create a new project using any of your favorite crafting supplies by following the challenge guidelines/theme. (No digi cards allowed)

B) Your project must include a rubber stamped image somewhere in the design.  You don't have to use a JFF Stamp to be considered for the G.C. but if you DO use a JFF Stamp you will receive a 2nd entry into the drawing doubling your chance to win!!

C)  Make a link back to this challenge blog in your post and no back-linking *meaning no linking to posts prior to date of this challenge*

D)  3 entries per person.  You may combine with up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

Also, we'd love it if you followed the blog and liked us on Facebook but it's not mandatory.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Daisy Thanks Card

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card.

I'm thinking Spring so I decided to use the Jar Daisies.   I created a card from kraft cardstock then added a checked print on top.

I colored the daisies with Memento Markers, then fussy cut the image.  A little brown ink around the edges of the flowers emphasized how pretty they are.  Then I wrapped twine around the stems before adding the flowers to the card with foam adhesives.

Finally I die cut Thanks using a Spellbinders die and added it to the card.

I love yellow daisies, but I'm thinking of all the other colors I can create.
Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Simple Topiary

I have two versions of a simple card to share today.  This card can be used for all kinds of occasions.

The background was created by adding a variety of Distress Oxide Inks to the Stacked Blocks image and stamping on a white strip.  The Topiary image was stamped in black on top.  It didn’t show up as much as I wanted so I stamped it again on white, fussy cut, and layered it on top.

The remainder of the card was layers of white, with the images popped up in the center, and score lines added.

Since I still wanted the look of the Topiary simply stamped on top of the colors, the Stacked Blocks was stamped again with the remaining ink on the white card front.  Since this was lighter, the image showed up much better. 

A green layer was added to bring out more of the image colors.

Hope you have a fantastic week.

E. Marie

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Thinking Of You

Hi! It is designer April from Stampwilly Designs. I want to share a card I made using one of our new silhouette stamps. This one is called Rainy Walk In The Wildflowers. I have been trying to use up supplies I have in my stash and I found this background that I had made using several stencils. I stamped the image using purple ink over the purple stencilled area. I like that the pattern from the stencil showed up on the silhouette image. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

You still have a few days to enter our silhouette challenge. The winner will receive a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a blessed day!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Silhouette Challenge - Dolphins by the Palms

Hello from designer, Heidi!  I would love to share with your this card I made for the JFF Silhouette Challenge for February.  These are a favorite stamp category for me because it is a great way to use fun, inky backgrounds like this.

My background was made with Distress Oxide inks and I stamped over top with the Dolphins-Palms Silhouette stamp.  Easy peasy!  

I hope you will play along with our challenge this month!  Find it here!  There is a prize up for grabs!

Have a great day!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunsets & Dreamin'

It's Jen here from Scrap Shack Designs to share another wonderful background stamp with you. I live in Upstate NY where the weather is starting to turn and Spring is on it's way so I figured why not show off some of those gorgeous summer time stamps from Just For Fun.

That large background stamp is called Dolphins-Palm Silhouette rightfully so and is such a fun silhouette stamp to play around with. I decided to sponge ink onto a white piece of paper to create the background and water. I then created a sun with my shimmer pen, sorry it did not come out better in the photo. 

After I had the background and image stamped the way I wanted it I decided to pair it up with a great summertime sentiment called watch a sunset. JFF has a lot of great sentiment stamps to choose from so it was hard to pick the one I wanted, but this one is my favorite so I went with it. 

Thanks for stopping by today. If you are interested in more of my projects feel free to join me over at Scrap Shack Designs. Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Stained Glass Silhouette

I learned the alcohol ink resist technique ages ago and thought I'd revisit it for this card. This technique essentially removes the alcohol ink from a transparency. I dropped colors of alcohol ink on a piece of acetate and let it dry. I stamped the Thoughts and Feelings background word art with Archival Ink and buffed the surface with a soft cloth. I repeated the technique with the bicycle stamp and voila! Stained "glass"!

The new JFF Rubber Stamps monthly challenge is up and the theme is Silhouette Stamps.

Be sure to link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at

Friday, February 16, 2018

Kiss Me Silly....

I know Valentine's Day has past but I wanted to share a few cards I made using the Couple Under Light Post stamp...

This stamp is so much fun, it could be used with just the couple...

The tree and sign post included 

Or the entire image! Anyway you choose it's a fun way to share a bit of love.

This is a perfect stamp to use for this month's card challenge - Silhouettes - as well.  And your silhouettes don't have to be black, they can be any color as the first example shows.  Hope you join in on the fun!!