Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Little Mermaid...

Good Morning Lovelies.Today I am going to share a little mermaid card with a stunning stamp. I've always loved mermaids. After I saw Peter Pan from Disney, my fascination began. Long beautiful hair and sparkly scales..who wouldn't want either of those!
Isn't she beautiful! I love that hair, floating in the current. I also love her expression, staring off into the horizon. The stamp I used is called Stamptangle Mermaid.  She is available now in the store. Don't forget to stop by every day for new inspiration!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Birdie Valentine

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I am so glad you are here because I have this very sweet card I am excited to share.

Click on photos to enlarge.

I colored up several of these Fashion Warbler stamps the other day.  I have the small version but there is a large stamp in the JFF store too.  I decided I would make one into a Valentine.


I added a thick layer of glossy accents over top of the colored bird.  After it dried completely, I trimmed him out.  I thought this patterned paper and a hot pink cardstock was the perfect way to turn this all-occasion bird stamp into a Valentine.  The hearts are confetti I saved from a party.  



The sentiment is from Unmounted Sentiment Sheet 3 - such a cute sentiment, too! (It can also be purchased separately.)  

Have you started any Valentines yet?  Consider using some of your everyday stamps to make some fresh and fun cards.  Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget the JFF January Challenge, it is anything goes this month!

Heidi @MLSB

Monday, January 16, 2017

Make Your Own Sunshine

Hi Guys! Jen here again from Scrap Shack Designs. Today I decided to grab my Just for Fun stamps and make a "sympathy" or more of a "get well" card that would be perfect for a friend in need of some cheering up.


I love the design of this card and wish that I could have captured it better. The front outside corner folds down creating a really fun "peek-a-boo" aspect to the card. After I folded down the corner I decided to layer and mat my image to really draw the focus up to that beautiful Floral Tea Cup stamp from JFF. This stamp is colored in using alcohol markers. I wanted to image to be bold and really stand out. I then decided that the Stamptangle Sideview Butterfly would be a wonderful complement to those flowers. I simply stamped this with blank ink onto orange cardstock. I finished off the card with a sentiment sticker (intended for a planner) and some black enamel dots.

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my project. If you loved this project feel free to stop on over to my online studio and say "Hello!" I am always sharing inspirational projects and tutorials.

Cheers! 

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thinking of You

Hi from designer April! I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you the card I made using the Snowy Pine small stamp and the Peeling Paint Frame. 




I started with the frame and masked the trees. The frame was water colored to look like wood. I added white Liquid Applique  and stickles glitter to the trees.





The snowflakes are stickers and stickles glitter was also applied to them.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Come join us in the January challenge that we have going on now. You do not have to use a Just For Fun stamp, but if you do your name will go in the drawing twice! We would love to see your creative projects!

Happy Stamping!

April




Thursday, January 12, 2017

Happy New Year - Steampunk Style!

Today I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year 
(with my first official post of the year)...
Steampunk Style.....


I made this card for the Imagine blog and it was made using the JFF Image - 

For complete instructions on how to create this card,
please see: Steampunk New Year





Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Not all who Wander

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a card that focuses on a sentiment stamps.

I've used the Not all who wander are lost rubber stamp, pairing it with Graphic 45 pattern paper.  Butterflies are always wandering so I thought this would be a great pairing.

 
I cut a butterfly panel and matted it with cardstock.  Then I wrapped ribbon around the panel and added it to a floral background before adding it to the card base.


Keeping the sentiment simple, I stamped it on white cardstock and matted it with brown cardstock.  For dimension, I added it to the card with foam adhesives.
 
Thanks for stopping by.

Steph




Monday, January 9, 2017

Keeping Warm?



 
The south east is pretty chilly today and many places had snow this weekend.  That is pretty exciting for some of us that do not see it very often.  Perfect timing for this winter card.



The three trees from the Stamptangle Christmas Trees were heat embossed in black on watercolor paper and watercolored with Zig Clean Color Watercolour Brushes.  After they dried, they were fussy cut and layered on a white frame.  This was added to a white layer run through a snowflake embossing folder.



The Warm Winter Wishes sentiment was stamped with Bamboo Leaves Memento ink.  It was hand cut and slanted across the card front.

Stay warm this week.

E. Marie

Saturday, January 7, 2017

♪♫ It's Carnival Time♫♪

Louisiana carnival season has begun! January 6 is called Epiphany or Twelfth Night (since it's twelve days after Christmas) or Kings Day (hence the King Cake tie-in?). It marks the moment in the Bible that the three kings arrived in Bethlehem to behold the baby Jesus. Traditionally, Epiphany is considered the last day of the Christmas holidays. You can now say "Happy Mardi Gras!", wear purple, green and gold, buy and eat king cake and take down your Christmas decorations! I plan on doing it tomorrow...ugh!

In the meantime, I made a fun card using the Stamptangle Celestial Montage stamp. The design reminded me of some of my Mardi Gras decorations!
Image stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with silver embossing powder. The image was painted with a mixture of Perfect Pearls and water. Club Scrap cardstock and embellished with gems from my stash.


There's still time to join the JFFRS "Anything Goes" January Challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to the JFFRS online store! Details here! 

AND...be sure to check out the Special New Years Offer!  It will begin January 1 and run through January 15. All online retail orders will receive 40% OFF and your savings will be shown in red at check out.  Click here to go shopping!











Thursday, January 5, 2017

New Year & New Ideas...

Happy 2017 Lovelies! Today I am going to share a simple but pretty "card" tag. I am always on the lookout to add cute tags or additions to envelopes/bags & boxes, so I decided to make one!
For this item, I decided to make the front of my card look like a gift and added this pretty Cardinal Stamp from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  The stamp is called Large Cardinal and can be found in the JFF store. I colored the Cardinal with Copics, added a frayed ribbon and backed the card along with the printed cardstock with red for a more cohesive look.  Hope you like my project, stop by the blog for new inspiration daily, check out the current challenge or have fun shopping. Happy New Year!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Stamptangle Tea Cups for Hot Tea Month

Did you know that January is Hot Tea Month? I know that I drink more hot tea in the winter.  In honor of this, I decided to make this card for a family member who needs some TLC right now using the Stamptangle Stacked Tea Cups stamp.


I colored the image with alcohol markers and then added accents by layering glitter gel pen over gold gel pen.  


Then, I put some sticky back gems over top of some sequins for embellishment.


I put my sentiment on the inside of the card ( Sentiment Unmounted Sheet 3 ) and coordinated it with the card front by stamping my teacups again in a very light blue ink.


Thanks for stopping by the JFF blog today!  

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

New Year SALE!!!



2017
We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season
and we wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017 !

We are kicking off 2017 with a Special New Years Offer.  It will begin January 1 and run through January 15. All online retail orders will receive 40% OFF and your savings will be shown in red at check out.   www.jffstamps.com

Thank you for your business in 2016!
The Just For Fun Team

Monday, January 2, 2017

Beautiful Balloons

Jen here today from Scrap Shack Designs, and if you know me at all then you probably know that I adore Just For Fun stamps. They are just unique enough to always stay fun, whether you are coloring, outline stamping, background stamping, or everything in between. 

For today's card I decided to dig out my project life cards and piece together a quick card using the Stamptangle Balloon stamp. I'm always looking to add to my "Everyday" card stash and today's card does just that. 


This card could be used in a number of different holiday's or situations, I kept the colors cool and the sentiment neutral. Think Birthday's, Valentine's Day, or really any everyday thing like the ever important "Thank you's."

To make this card, I stamped the balloon image onto a piece of vellum paper and then I fussy cut it out. This beautifully designed hot air balloon will now be my focal point. I then picked out a number of items from my "accessory bin" and pieced together a small sentiment cluster. When making cluster's I like to keep the number three in mind. As in three pearls, three accessory pieces, I even imagine a triangle laying over the card and use the three points to lay everything out.

Thanks for checking out my creation today! 

Cheers!! 

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

JFF January Card Challenge - Anything Goes!!

Happy New Year and welcome to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps January Card Challenge!  We know this is a rough time of the year...recovering from the holidays and all so this month we decided to make it easy on everyone, our theme is Anything Goes.  So if you rubber stamp a card of any type it's fair game!  


It's also time to announce the winner for December's challenge 
(chosen by Random.org)....

Rijackie Ledum


Congratulations Kate - please e-mail me so we can set up your gift certificate!

Here are some lovely inspirational stamped projects 
to get your mojo flowing from our team...

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Heidi

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Steph

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Roni

You have until: 
Wednesday, January 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.

***NEW - 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!



Friday, December 30, 2016

Stamptangle Winter Bird...

Good day JFF lovelies, today I am sharing a card made with a stamp inspired by zentangle... Stamptangle!
I've always loved bird stamps and when you mix it up with zentangle inspired designs, this is the result, Stamptangle. 

Isn't this image so cute! I  love all the spaces that give you control as to where you want to put color and create your own unique look. This image is called Stamptangle Chickadee. The online store has many more Stamptangle images to inspire your coloring creativity! Stop by the blog for fresh inspiration daily to get your creative vibes moving and getting your crafty on.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year Star

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today.  I hope your Christmas was fun and you got everything you wanted.  Today, I'm using the Stamptangle Star small to create a background.


I repeatedly stamped the Star on a panel of white cardstock.  Then I "painted" it with several colors of Clearsnap Smooch Accent Inks.


I used Distress Inks around the panel, then mounted it on pink and brown cardstock.  Dew Drops were added to the centers of the stars.  I fussy cut the label from pattern paper, inked it and matted it with pink cardstock before adding to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

 
Happy New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

StampFest Winter 2017 is Coming!!

StampFest Winter 2017
New Port Richey Florida

It is hard to believe it is almost December and time for the holiday season but StampFest Winter 2017 will be here very soon!
It is Saturday February 11, 9 am - 5 pm
Classes will be on Friday February 10.

All classes and the show will be at the NEW location:
The New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center
6630 Van Buren Street, New Port Richey, FL 34653

Show, class and hotel information as well as tickets and directions are now online:  StampFest Winter 
We are looking forward to another FABULOUS year with a wonderful line up of vendors and classes. Sign up early as the classes fill quickly…

We can't wait to see you there!


Have a Very Happy Holiday Season!
Debby, Rick and Hannah
StampFest, Inc.


Make It Take It Project Night
Join us as we gather together for our ever-popular Make It & Take It evening!  See old friends and make new ones as you work your way through the innovative projects being offered by StampFest’s vendors.  A bag of free goodies and light refreshments are included.  

This event is very popular and sells out quickly,
so sign up early as you won't want to miss

this FUN evening.
Space is limited to only 100 people!

Click on the picture to get your ticket NOW

Monday, December 26, 2016

Is Christmas Really Over?





Merry Day after Christmas.  I hope everyone had a wonderful time yesterday with friends and family.  I thought I would share one more Christmas themed card inspired by my parents.  They used to love going camping and would come visit us and park their big camper in our back yard.  This new little camper image was perfect for this.



Dark blue was used for the background and was die cut with a star background die.  This was layered on yellow to show the stars.



The tree is the Stamptangle Christmas Tree and was stamped on the blue background.  It was stamped a second time on a paint chip and fussy cut.  This was layered on top of the original.  The star was stamped on yellow, fussy cut, and heat embossed with Sparkle EmbossingPowder to make it sparkle.  This same embossing powder was added to the circular ornaments hanging from the tree.



The CMP-Round Camper was watercolored and fussy cut.  The Sparkle EP was added to the little Christmas lights.  A glitter pen was used on the metal areas.



The “celebrate” was die cut from red cardstock and heat set with Sparkle EP.

Have a wonderful time relaxing after all the Christmas activities.

E. Marie

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone!


From all of us here at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps...
Merry Christmas
Have a lovely day from our family to yours!