Thursday, December 27, 2012

Year End Special

Year End Special!

We hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season and we wish a very happy and prosperous 2013 to all.
To thank you for your patronage during the year we are once again offering ourYear End Special. It will begin December 31 and run through January 18. All online retail orders will receive 35% OFF and your savings will be shown in red at check out.   www.jffstamps.comSince we will be closed until January 3 to spend time with our family and friends; all orders will begin shipping that week.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Welcome the 2013 JFF Design Team

We would like to thank everyone that applied for our design team. We wish we could have chosen everyone that applied.

Without further ado, here are the newest members of the JFF Design Team in alphabetical order



Returning Alumni

Janine Blackwelder DT Coordinator 


Be sure to come back here January 3, 2013 to see our first project of the New Year!

Congratulations to our 2013 JFF Design Team!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

DT Email

If you applied to be on the JFF DT please make sure that you have jffstamps@gmail as one of your contacts!
You would not be very happy if an email from us went into your SPAM folder!

Good Luck!






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Design Team Call

It's here, Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Design Team Call.


Just For Fun Rubber Stamps is announcing their first design team call!
We are looking for committed and talented designers who love to create with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps including stamped cards, scrapbook pages, home decor and altered art.

Design Team Requirement:
  • Term is for 6 months starting Janunary 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013
  • Each DT member will receive a starter kit with various stamps with which you will be required to use to create projects once a week. 
  • Each DT member will be required to post weekly their projects on the JFF blog on your assigned day as well as upload projects to the JFF Facebook page. We encourage you to post projects to your personal blog as well as other online galleries.
  • DT members main requirement is to promote JFF Rubber Stamps as the main focus of the projects created. 
  • Edited to add: At this time the call is only open to US residents.


Design Team Benefits:
  • Free stamps to design with. 
  • A link to your blog from our web site and blog.
  • Design Team badge for your blog.
  • Yahoo group for DT members only.


How to Apply:
  • Submit two original stamped projects, (if you have JFF stamps please use them but it is not necessary) photograph your completed projects, include any special technique step shots as well as a supply list, simple instructions. 
  • Submit a short bio, including your name, address phone number, link to your blog, facebook page and any online galleries.
  • List of current and past design team positions.
  • Email photos and all requested information to jffstamps@gmail.com
  • Deadline to apply is 11:59 PM EST November 30
  • DT announcement will be December 10
Good Luck!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Heading to Michigan this weekend





We have one more stop on the StampScrapArtTour! We will be in Southfield, MI on Oct. 27-28 2012.  Come out and join us we'd love to see you there! 


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

One stamp....one amazing look!

Today I wanted to share a card with you that really takes stamping to the next level...  I used one stamp with an assortment of inks to create an amazing action card... 

Check it out ~



I simply started off by stamping the blue boy row in a wave...slightly overlapping the next image. I then did the same following the wave with the purple and green inks.

It's a bit time consuming but the results are amazing!

I invite you to give it a try to see for yourself :)

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flip Flop Fun...

Today I thougth I would share some fun cards made using
Just For Fun's Flip Flop Stamps....


Kickin' Back


Life's a Journey... 


Be Happy...


Time to kick off the heels and slip into your favorite pair of flip flops!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Come visit us in NC



The StampScrapArtTour will be in Winston Salem, NC this coming weekend July 21-22!



Be sure to stop by our booth. Here are all the details. We would love to see you!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Just Because I Love You....

Today I wanted to share a romantic card idea that you can make for your sweetie....

Just because I love you... 


It was made by stamping and embossing the Pine Forest several times across the card panel.

Next I stamped & embossed the Couple in Canoe (lg) in the lower right corner of the panel.

Then I started inking around the canoe with a yellow ink then various shades of blue.  For the forest and sky I used purple, blue and yellow inks.

Finally I stamped the sentiment (from the set Sentiments 3) in the lower left.

It was mounted on purple and black cardstock to finish it off!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Flip Flop card

Hi there! Janine here with a super quick card with one of our new images, Flip Flops 2.


Colored with Copic markers then each one cut out then popped with foam tape 
to add dimension add a bit of bling and there you have it, a super easy card in no time flat!

Be sure to Like us on Facebook!






NEW Stamps!

We have new stamps and you can see them on our web site!

Don't forget will will be in Orlando June 30-July 1. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

StampFest Orlando~10 days and counting!

It's almost time for StampFest in Orlando. Woot Woot! We would love to see you. Click here for more details.



New Location! Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 at the International Palms Resort.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!

Today I have a card to share with you.



Sorry for the image quality. My camera is not cooperating today so I took this photo with my cell phone.
On to the details. I stamped the Tread image from RB7007- Background Block 2 with black ink onto white cardstock then I distressed the edges with Vintage Photo. I used Spellbinders Die Template Sprightly Sprockets to create the accent from silver Craft Foil then stamped the sentiment B-2898- Happy Father’s Day on white cardstock and layered onto black cardstock which was die cut with Standard Circles SM and LG.
Enjoy!
Janine

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ships Ahoy Dad....

This coming weekend is Father's Day
so
I thought it might be fun to make a neat card using this sailing ship.


I stamped the image on a piece of a paint chip scrap that I used earlier this week making an altered clipboard.  The extra two bits were cut from the original piece and flipped end for end for an added bit of interest.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, June 7, 2012

So Retro Father's Day Card!

Hi Everyone!

Can you believe it's June already?  Seems like this year has just flown by!

Well the calendar tells us that Father's Day is approaching quickly so I thought it would be a great time to combine a few JFF images and create this nifty 50's card for my Dad....


JFF Stamps used:  57 Chevy; Diner; Nifty Daddy-O Sentiment; Service With a Smile (waitress). 

I used Distress Stains and Pens to color the images.

Have a wonderful day all!
Hope you have a chance to get inky!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Dear Friend

Hello Everyone!

Janine here with a card for you today.


This card features on of our new sentiment stamps which you can find here. I love the unmounted sheets, you get so many images at a great price. I used one of the flower images from Windowsill Garden Pots stamp then colored it with Copic markers. 


After I colored the pot I then took my Blender pen, holding the tip of the brush end in place for a few seconds to make the color move away from the area thus creating the spots on the pot. 


Enjoy!
Janine


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ink Bottle Thoughts...

Putting ink to paper today....

I am participating in Operation Write Home's blog hop today and I wanted to share the card I created using some of my Just For Fun Rubber Stamps....



Hope you have a wonderful weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Fling Special & I'm Goin' to the Birds!


Woo Hoo!!!!
Spring is finally here
and
Just For Fun has a Spring Fling Special Offer for you.

You will receive 25% off all online retail orders
from May 14-June 2, 2012.

and this week I decided to be carried away with a few of the brand new Spring bird images....



You all have a wonderful week!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Just For Fun is on the road again!

Join us this weekend Fitchburg MA. Visit this link for details. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Last Minute Mother's Day Card Ideas

I thought I'd share a couple quick ideas for Mother's Day in case you haven't had a chance to make any yet....


JFF Stamps used: Wildflowers D2645; Happy Mother's Day C2249


JFF Stamps Used: Perfume Bottles D2243; Happy Mother's Day C2249

Hope all you Mom's out there have a wonderful weekend!!!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Mother's Day Ideas...

Hi Everyone!

I hope you're having a wonderful week so far!

I have to appologize for not getting any cards posted last week...our new puppy is kickin' my butt!  It's like having a baby in the house again ~ I realized I'm too old for this crap - LOL!!!

Anyway, I thought since Mother's Day is a couple weeks away it would be nice to share a couple ideas for Mom....

The main images are some of JFF's new release stamps which I adore!







Hope you have an inky week!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Some Birdy....

Loves you!


Spread your wings and fly...


Have you checked out all of the wonderful new bird related images Just For Fun has recently released? 

They are worth flyin' by to check out ;)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Walk this Way Shopping Women

O.k... I have to tell you some of my favorite new stamps from Just for Fun are the Shopping Women silhouettes!

They are just way too cool and could be used for so many different occasions...




See, told you they were fun!

Have a super day...

Ink Stained Roni

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More NEW Stamps...

Hi All!

I hope you're having a super week so far.

Today I wanted to share a couple more new stamps in the JFF line of goodness paired with one of my all time favorite JFF images....


The new images are - "He has Risen..." and Praying Hands
that I have paired with the Branch Bouquet.

The leafy bouquet is so versatile, it can be used for virtually any theme or design you have in mind.  I've used it on feminine birthday cards, paired with flowers, added to masculine cards using a darker color of ink, etc.  It is just so easy to incorporate (IMO) it's really one of the many "Must Haves" offered by Just For Fun!

Have a super day
and
Happy Easter!!


Friday, March 30, 2012

Simple Sentiments

I have a few cards to share with you today. They are super quick and easy cards to make. They use the newest JFF Sentiment Stamps 3 and 4, a few dies and embossing folders.


These cards can be made in bulk so you can have them on hand for any occasion. We all know you can never have too many cards on hand.



You can find these stamps and many more in the New Arrivals section on the web site.

Please help us spread the word about our new blog and Facebook page. When we reach 100 likes on our Facebook page we will have a giveaway! Now who couldn't use some new rubber in the house?

Happy Stamping!

Janine

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Easter Blessings

Hello Everyone!
I hope you're all having a wonderful day.

Today I wanted to share a fun technique that is a bit time consuming but really adds so much to your projects....

Rubber Stamped Paper Piecing


You will notice in the photo below that the main image
(one of the New Arrivals)
is made up of many different layers...


That is because I stamped the same image on three different types of cardstock.
The first image was stamped on a piece of brown cardstock using Coffee Archival Ink - I cut the cross out of this cardstock.
The image was then stamped on plain white cardstock with Black Archival Ink - this layer was used for the flowers which were colored using Distress Stain and markers.
Finally I stamped the image a third time onto pearl paper using a grey ink which is what I used for the cloth that is draped over the cross. 

While this technique isn't something you'd want to attempt for a card that you would be making in large quantities it is perfect for making a unique and beautiful card for a special occasion. I hope you give it a try.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Easter

Easter will be here before we know it so I have a card to share with you today.


My card features the Love U Bunnies image along with the Happy Easter sentiment. I just colored the tips of the rabbits fur with Copic Markers and added a bit of pink to their ears and noses.

Be sure to check out the New Arrival section over on the JFF web site.

Enjoy!
Janine

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's Spring!

O.k....here in Indiana it actually feels like summer (it's been in the 80's for the last several days!!!) but it's Spring on the calendar so I thought it would be fun to celebrate this shift in seasons with flowers.  Crocus to be exact!  I have a few blooming in my garden at the moment so this stamp fits the bill nicely.


This card was created using the following Just For Fun Rubber Stamp images....
Crocus - G3159
Star Border - Unknown
"Thinking of you" from Sentiments #1 - UMS7018

And these additional supplies...
Distress Inks
Distress Stain
Niji Waterbrush
Double Stick Tape
Georgia Pacific Cardstock (white)
Coture Cardstock (colored)
Ribbon
Gelly Roll White Pen

If you haven't already be sure to stop on over to the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps site ~
They have just added all of the New Release images for March!!!
A little birdie told me you'll be sure to find at least 2-3 images you can't live without ;)
And there are a few special images & sentiments
for all you Master Shoppers (myself included) out there!

Next time you're on Facebook stop over at the Just For Fun page and say hi!
We'd love to hear from you!!

Have a wonderful week everyone! 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I know it's still a bit early but today I wanted to share a fun St. Patrick's Day card with you...


It was created using the following Just For Fun Rubber Stamps:
Celtic Background - H1676
Claddagh - B1677

I love the Celtic background image. 
The script is beautiful and with a bit of ink you can turn a simple piece of white cardstock into something that looks like a page that was torn from an ancient book!

Of course the Claddagh is a perfect accompaniment for St. Patty's Day -
doesn't get much more Irish than that!

I hope all of you have a wonderfully fun St. Patrick's Day....

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Captain's Birthday....


It's always more difficult to come up with cards for the guys in your life so I thought I'd share a very masculine yet fun birthday card for the captain in your life!

I used the following JFF stamps to create this card....

Now you're all set to honor the captain in your life!

Have a wonderful day everyone...

Ink Stained Roni

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

We're on the Road again!

We'd love to see you! Come join us this weekend in Rockford IL. Click here for all the details.


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Photos from StampFest 2-11-12

We'd like to share a few photos with you from our recent StampFest by the Bay event. 


First in line!


Carol helping at the door.


Debbie and Melinda demonstrating.


Sandy at the Make it Take it Friday evening. 


The Door Guards!


 Rhonda helping at the Make n Take.


Sandy and Debby




 Shoppers enjoying all the wonderful Just For Fun Rubber Stamps!



 Melinda at the demo table. 

Be sure to check out our show schedule for upcoming dates and we hope to see you at the show!