Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Sale!!

DON'T MISS OUT!
The Just For Fun 40% OFF Special ends Monday at the end of the Memorial Day weekend holiday. Take advantage of this BIG Discount on all online retail orders.


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sea Escape

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here with another card using a new stamp called Grey Heron At Water's Edge. Around here when Memorial Day comes everyone hits the beach! I just recently went to Charleston, SC to see my son. I love Charleston with its rich history and many islands and beaches. It was great strolling in the surf and feeling the breeze along the way. I made this card thinking about that wonderful time!




I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used my Distress inks to watercolor the image. I used some sparkle embossing powder on the sand and around the card base. 

You still have a few days to join our challenge. We would love to have you participate and you might even win a gift certificate to our store. 

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

April

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Just Some Stampin Fun

Just been playin with some summery looking stamps lately. Thought I'd share a few with you...


Both made using the same stamp only the top card was colored with Memento Dual Tip Markers and the bottom was colored with Prima Confections Watercolors.  I find it fascinating how different an image looks just by using a different coloring medium.


Supplies:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - All images
Club Scrap.com - cardstock, pattern papers, embellishments
Imagine - Memento Dual Tip Markers; Memento Ink
MFT - Dies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not all who wander are lost....

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've created 2 cards with some amazing stamps.


Using the Old Time Bicycle Motif stamp, I stamped it 3 times.  I matted each panel with white cardstock and lightly inked each.  Then I placed all 3 panels on a strip of black and a strip of white cardstock.


I used some scrap papers, placing them on a black card.  Placing the stamped panel across the card, I lightly colored the images, then added pearls to the spokes.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white cardstock and added to the card.  3 gems were added to offset the stamped sentiment.

I wanted to keep my next card simple so I stamped the Directional Destination Sign in black ink on a white panel. 


I lightly sponged blue ink around the panel before matting it with black cardstock. 


The panel was added to a blue card.  The  sentiment was stamped on a strip of white cardstock, lightly sponged with blue ink and matted with black cardstock.  This was then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Monday, May 22, 2017

Grey Heron at Waters Edge






E. Marie here to share a card using one of my favorite color combos – blue and kraft. 



This card features the Grey Heron at Waters Edge.  This image was stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Ink on the upper section of a piece of light blue cardstock.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink was sponged around the edges.  



A torn piece of kraft paper, sponged with ink on the edges, was layered on the bottom.  The Voice of the Sea sentiment was stamped in Vintage Photo in the bottom left corner.  Two of the birds from Memory Box’s Elegant Shorebirds dies were cut from dark blue cardstock and added to the right corner.  This was all layered on dark blue and the white card base.

There is still time to enter the May Challenge with the theme “A Mother’s Love”.  Get the details here.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Beautiful Louisiana

Today and I'm showcasing one of the new Spring 2017 arrivals... Gray Heron at Waters Edge stamp image. My themed card needed a Louisiana heron, so I chose colors inspired by the John James Audubon print. I colored the image with Gansai Tambi Watercolors and die cut with an oval Spellbinders die. I finished the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink. Visit my blog to see how I reversed the image!


Club Scrap card stock from the May 2017 Adirondacks collection. 

JFF Rubber Stamps is having a Memorial Day sale...40% off all retail orders from May 20-29, so visit the store and go shopping! AND be sure to check out the monthly challenge going on now, make a card and link up for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at jffstamps.com!

Wendy Bellino

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Memorial Day Sale!!

Happy Memorial Day!

40% Off on all retail orders from May 20-May 29
Discounts will show in red at check-out.

Have a very safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

A Little Summer...

Hi, DT Carolyn here to share another inspiration stamp with you. I'm ready for summer and sand and I think this stamp fits the description.
What do you think? I think I wish it was June and that I was at the beach!  This stamp is called Relaxing In The Sand and is now available in the JFFRS store! Don't forget to stop by often for more inspiration from the design team and join in on the monthly challenge!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

French Postal Hearts

Hello again from design team member, Heidi!  I have a card to share today using the French Postal Hearts stamp set.  This is another favorite from Just for Fun's Spring 2017 release.


I stamped one heart on light blue cardstock and the other on some coordinating patterned paper. To add some easy details, I paper-pieced the rose on the top heart and then used a glitter pen on some of the other details.


I then just layered a die cut background over patterned paper.  This card is nice and flat for mailing!


I hope you will have lots of stamping fun soon!

Thanks for visiting and come again!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Summer StampFest Hotel Info

Hello Everyone! 


The countdown is on for StampFest Summer and this is a reminder that the Hotel cut-off date is May 25, 2017 or when sold out.

Park Inn by Radisson 
3011 Maingate Lane 
Kissimmee, FL 34747 
(Connected to the Center)


LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE-Special StampFest rate of $82

All Resort & Parking Fees will be waived!

FREE Parking!

Hotel reservations: 800-670-7275

FYI: The date for this years show is July 1-2 and classes 
are being held from June 29-July 1
StampFest Summer 2017 Information 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Up in the Clouds: Sponging

Welcome and Happy Monday! Jen here from the Scrap Shack and I have a beautiful and inspiring card for you today! The idea for this card came from a youtube video which happened to have some sponging in it... can't watching videos be so much fun sometimes, I mean you never know what you are going to learn!


For this card I decided to sponge the background so I could give the appearance of clouds simply by sponging on some ink through my stencil. Sponging is such an awesome technique and there are so many different ways to do it. 

For this particular card I decided to grab some peacock ink, although you can use any color you would like, and a "stencil" that I made out of thick cardstock using my Cricut machine. If you do not have a die cutting machine you can simply fussy cut out a cloud or perhaps purchase a stencil/die. For the sponge I simply purchased a large sponge and cut it up like a pizza. This conserves the sponge and gives you the ability to ink using multiple colors. Then I laid the stencil down, inked it up, and started cirlcing it onto the paper in the same spots that I wanted the clouds to be in. Note that for the clouds I only inked the tops of the stencil. This created the white cloud with the blue sky around it that you see above. 

If you have never sponged before then make sure to give it a try. You can seriously sponge anything from backgrounds, to titles, stencils, and even layouts!! If you are interested you can follow along with me this week and I will show you all the cool things that sponging can achieve through inspiring projects, live videos, and more! 

As for that beautiful image it's a stamptangle balloon colored in using alcohol markers!! I know, I know! I LOVE those stamptangles too :) You can view more details on the stamp by clicking here

Thanks for stopping in today and Happy Crafting! 



Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day from designer April! I hope all you mothers out there have a wonderful and blessed day.





On my card I started by adding patterned paper to the card base. I cut white frames using the Spellbinders Labels 8 dies and ran them through a dotted swiss embossing folder. I stamped the large colorblock butterfly twice with pink ink, fussy cut them and added them to two corners of the card. I stamped the Happy Mother's Day saying onto the cuttlebug scroll label die and pop dotted it in the middle. The scroll was edged with pink ink.

We have a new card challenge this month called A Mother's Love. We would love for you to join in and you might even win a gift certificate to the Just For Fun store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

April











Friday, May 12, 2017

When you need a card quickly...

Hello cardmaking friends! This is design team member, Heidi.

 I have been hit with an acute need for many cards that I don't have in my stash.  One of those are some sympathy cards.  I used stamps from the Flora and Fauna sheet and Sentiment set 3.


I wanted a colored look, but did not want to take time to color...  I decided to color a stamp with water based markers, spritz lightly with water and then stamp onto regular cardstock.  Some people call this watercolor stamping, or watercolor spritz.  I used two green markers and one purple.

I get a watercolor look and I like that you can use either watercolor paper or regular cardstock, whatever you have on-hand.  I did frame the flowers with cardstock and added some scoring on the white piece.


The second thing that made this quick is using embossed colored cardstock for the background instead of fussing with inking or something else.  The sentiment was stamped in dark green ink since I thought black would be too bold.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Link up your feminine cards for mom in our monthly challenge!  There is a prize up for grabs!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A little birdy told me...

Well, actually they aren't so little but they are havin' some fun...


Both cards made using the fun stamp - BCH Flamingos


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Best Things in Life.....

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used the Vintage Bathing Suits and The Best Things.




I stamped the bathing suits on white cardstock using a masking technique.  I colored them with a variety of Copic Markers.


I inked the panel with brown cardstock then place it on a slight angle on yellow cardstock.  Then I placed it on a slight angle on a brown card.  The sentiment was stamped on white, matted with yellow and then brown.  I added it to the card with foam adhesives.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Monday, May 8, 2017

Simply Mother's Day





Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day.  I am not a scrapbooker, yet, so I spent the day with my friends making cards.  I thought I would share two different versions of my Mother’s Day card.



The image, Floral Oval V, is stamped with Abandoned Coral Distress Ink on this simple card.  Spellbinders Oval dies were used to create a frame to layer on top.  This was layered on white cardstock, edged with the same ink. and added to the white card base.



The Happy Mother’s Day sentiment was also stamped with Abandoned Coral ink on a rectangle, edged with the ink.  This was angled on the side of the image.



Since I have a hard time keeping things simple, I decided to create a second version with a few additions.  This time the die cut frame was edged with ink and the top layer was run through a floral embossing folder.  A corner rounder was used on the sentiment and a sheer ribbon bow and pearl were added.  The ribbon for the bow was originally white but the Abandoned Coral Distress Ink was added to it.  This ink is interesting as it gave the actual ribbon a slight orange look but kept the Coral color along the edges.  I felt these few changes added an elegance to the card while still keeping the simplicity.

We would love if you shared your Mother’s Day cards with us by linking them to our May Card Challenge with the theme of A Mother's Love.

E. Marie

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Word to Your Mother!

Mother's Day is next weekend...are you ready?! There's still time to make a card to celebrate the moms in your life! I made this one for my wild and crazy mama...

I stamped the Stamptangle Sunflower Montage with Versamark ink and embossed with copper foil embossing powder. I fussy cut the pieces, reassembled and made a flower out of the word art I created in Photoshop Elements. Of course I had to add some Stickles sparkle to the sentiment AND a wobble! 

         

Come join us for the May Card Challenge and help us celebrate all the Mothers out there! Click here to link up your artwork!

Be sure to check out out JFF Rubber Stamps on Instagram for daily inspiration! 







Thursday, May 4, 2017

Midnight Garden....

Happy Thursday! Today I am sharing a card with one of my favorite techniques. I love how this project turned out.
For this technique I stamped the image, Friends Are Flowers,onto black cardstock using Stazon ink in White. Instead of using Prismacolor pencils, I just used regular colored pencils but I used the metallic colors. It adds a bit of shimmer.
Don't forget to stop by during the week to catch all of the Design Teams inspiration to help you get your crafty on!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Bicycles and Flowers

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I would love to share this flowery card that I created with a couple stamps from the newest release from Just for Fun Rubber stamps.



I colored the High Wheeler Bicycle Motif and Old Time Bicycle Motif with my alcohol markers.  I had already chosen the patterned paper I wanted to use, so I picked colors that coordinated.


I added a sentiment from the Sentiment 3 unmounted stamp set and a few floral embellishments from my stash.  I was really pleased with how cheery this card turned out!

I hope you have a wonderful day and have time to get creative!  Thank you for stopping by and come back again for more inspiration from the design team!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

2017 Summer StampFest & Website!!

Stampfest

The StampFest Summer Convention for 2017 has had to move location and 1 week later due to circumstances outside of our control but will move back to our traditional weekend starting in 2018.

Saturday July 1, 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday July 2, 10 am - 3 pm
Classes June 29-July 1

All information is available online now at the new StampFest.com!!
Tickets
Classes
Directions
General show information

Convention and Class Location | Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Center
FREE PARKING!

     
HOTEL INFORMATION:   
Park Inn by Radisson
(Connected to the Center)

LIMITED ROOMS AVAILABLE-Special StampFest rate of $82

All Resort & Parking Fees will be waived!
Hotel reservations: 800-670-7275
Block rate cut-off date May 25, 2017 or when sold out

Be sure to check out the new StampFest website!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

JFF May Card Challenge - A Mother's Love

Welcome May! It's time for a new challenge here at Just For Fun Stamps and this month we've decided to honor Mom with our challenge - A Mother's Love!  Create a card, scrapbook layout or anything your heart desires...as long as it includes stamping and is dedicated to Mom.

Image may contain: 1 person

Before we get to our design inspiration it's time to choose one lucky winner from last months Springtime/Easter Challenge....

The winner is (drawn by Random.org) is....



Congratulations Janice - you are the winner of a Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Gift Certificate!!

And now for our creations dedicated to Mom....

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Wendy


Roni

You have until: 
Wednesday, May 31st at 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.
Have fun! - Thanks for joining us!









Sunday, April 30, 2017

Still Time Left...

There's still time left to join in on the fun....


You have until 9:00pm EST to enter your Spring/Easter creation!
Don't miss out on your chance to win a JFF Stamps Gift Certificate.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Bike Pretty!

I made this card to celebrate my transformation from couch potato to daily biker! Yesterday my biking buddy and I completed FOUR weeks of daily bike riding (and yoga on Tuesdays)! I'm so proud of us!
JFF Rubber Stamps Bicycle stamp heat embossed with copper foil embossing powder. Card stock and cherry blossom stickers from Club Scrap. Quote found online and printed on card stock using the fonts Charlotte  and Desereted. Concord Grape Distress inked edges.


There's still time to join the April Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFFStamps. Click here for details! The new challenge starts May 1. Hope to see your artwork in our link up!

     Wendy Bellino