Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy 2016!


A cool little owl dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year!
All the best in 2016 from your friends at 
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy New Year!

Can you believe it we are quickly heading into a New Year full of new beginnings. Also full of resolutions or as I like to call them goals. Every year I make crafting goals and I can honestly say that my room is more organized and I've tried new things. Enough yakking and onto the reveal of my card.
I have some confetti card stock which I'm not too fond of so I used that as my base if you look carefully you can see some dots throguh the tissue paper. I then mod podge tissue paper on it. I discovered since my mod podge is thicker the card stock doesn't buckle like when I use glue.  

Then I took a Silhouette Store cutting file and ungrouped it so I could fill in the center square with black and printed with my laser printer. Then applied gold foil using a laminator. The cutting lines didn't print dark enough so I ended up using a gold gel pen to edge the scallops.

  I forgot to take in account the size of the New Year Frame So ended up heat embossing on vellum the frame. Then adhering over the foil.

Unlike digital stamps you can't resize rubber stamps. However, sometimes you can use just a portion of a stamp. In this case I stamped  just the glass portion of the Celebration stamp. Then cut it out after heat embossing and using gold and clear Dimensional Magic on the champagne glasses. I love the look I get with Dimensional Magic..

Happy New Year and may it be a year full of Just For Fun stamping!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!!

Happy Monday!!!  Its Kim B.  


The above card I used the Bokeh technique which uses alcohol inks.  You take the alcohol inks place anywhere on the glossy paper, then using a circle template I used a pink ink and stamped circles.  The adorable Retro Glass snowman stamp is from Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.  

The tag below is using the Just for Fun Stamptangle Stocking Stamp.

Enjoy the rest of the year!!!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

I Wish You Joy

Hi everyone if you celebrated Christmas yesterday I hope you had a wonderful day. I'm sharing with you today my last Christmas card using the Stamptangle Joy Ornament

If for some reason you didn't get all your cards made and delivered you still have time. Little Christmas is January 6th when the Wise Men allegedly showed up with their gifts. A few friends of mine send their cards out after Christmas because not only do they have more time but also the person who receives the card has more time to enjoy it. :-)

 For this card I used foil poster board which I found at Hobby Lobby for my card front. It is a frugal way as it costs 40 cents for an 11 x 14 sheet. Unfortunately my ornament embossing folder by Sizzix has since been retired but you probably could find a similar one or if you have a cutting machine create your own.

The ornament is hung on the stamped Balsam Branch. I stamped the branch upside down on a scrap of white card stock so it looked like the ornament was hanging on a tree. Since I stamped with Stazon Cactus ink I was able to use Brusho Colour Crystals to color it using the turquoise color.
The stamptangle Joy ornament is heat embossed and then I misted it with water and sprinkled yellow and leaf green Brusho Colour Crystals. Then I took a wire to hang my ornament from.

Thank you for stopping by today. I wish you Joy in the New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2015

Magic Light Card

Merry Christmas!  
I hope you are all enjoying a wonderful Holiday with your loved ones today.
We were going to see some family today, but due to some winter stormy weather, we decided to play it safe and stay home.
I made two different cards this time.  The cards shown here were part of my Christmas cards that I made to send to friends and family this year.  I love the feel of them and the none traditional colors.  And the glitter!!
I hope you get to spend some time crafting over the weekend after the family fun and all the yummy food.
Happy New Year and I will see you in 2016!
Hugs, Heidi



Just For Fun Stamps used:
D2936 Sketchy Snowman
D2747 Christmas Lantern
F2351 Magic Light

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas To All...



I love the simplicity of this card. 

Stamps used:  A3856         Holly Leaf
                       UMS7018    Unmounted Sentiments 1

I stamped (old olive cardstock) & cut out lots of the holly leaves.  After they were cut I sponged (old olive ink) each leaf, arranged on a double cut circle and added a ribbon, stickles & sentiment.

So here on this Christmas Eve...A Very Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. 

Next post for me is 2016!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas Stocking Stuffers: Note Card Sets

Happy Wednesday all! Pam here today to share a great stocking stuffer idea just in time for the holiday!  Now that all my holiday cards are completed and sent it's time to work on some little gifts!  I am making various note card sets as stocking stuffers!! Here's one I made using the Just for Fun Stamp Framed Fern.  The best part are these note cards are blank inside and can be used for any occasion, great to have on hand to send out in a pinch.


I stamped the fern with Versamark onto watercolor paper and covered it with clear embossing powder. Using watercolor markers I colored over top and then "wet" the areas to blend.  So beautiful,yet so simple and this is such a great stamp for this technique.


To complement the fern, I created a watercolor stencil mono print background in coordinating colors.
And yes there is still time to make some for your friends and family!
Thanks for joining me today- I hope everyone has a very safe and Happy Holiday!
Embrace Imperfection!
Pam


Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Poinsettia





I love all the poinsettias at Christmas.  I always get a couple to place around the house.  Just for Fun has this lovely Poinsettia image that is perfect for your holiday cards.



I heat embossed the image on watercolor paper and colored with Color Bursts.  After fussy cutting, I layered it in the center of the die cut card front.  The die cut is from Sue Wilson Designs Sintra die from her Portuguese Collection, cut from white and layered on red. 

Have a wonderful week.

E. Marie

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Holiday wishes


Hi there, Sue here with a fun fold card that I call a corner fold card.  Easy peasy card that will please any one receiving it.  Also used what I think is the best (not affiliated) gold ink pad...Delicata golden glitz.  Please watch my video and give it a thumbs up if you like it.
Happy Holidays!
Till the next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue  

Friday, December 18, 2015

Tangled stocking

Good morning,
Today I have this fun card to share with you all. 
I got to use a fabulous stamp from Just For Fun Stamps
it's called stamptangle stocking and it has so many fun little places to color!
I then mounted it on some scraps of Christmas paper that were sewn 
together with my sewing machine.

I hope to be making some stockings for my own house tonight, and they could very 
well look much like this one. 
I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and hope you 
and your families are safe and warm.

I'll see you all again next year! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Makin' Merry!

Yes, today I'm makin' merry just in time for Christmas...


The first card I have for you is made using my favorite color - blue!  I stamped and embossed the lovely image then framed with with gold washi tape to really make it pop.


This card was stamped using a pigment ink that was colored then misted with Sparkle Shimmer Spritz to give it a watercolor effect.


Finally I have a stocking I made by stamping the image onto unbleached muslin then painting with All Purpose Ink from Imagine Crafts.

Hope you enjoy!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Stockings and Flamingos


Hello, Friends! 
 It’s Kren from A Fourth Life, 
here again to share a holiday card with you.

My first card should bring a smile.
I call myself a "flamingo" because I am a native Floridian who flies north 
for a period of time.  I am not a "snowbird" that flies south for the winter.
Plus, in Florida, we celebrate Christmas different from you northerners.
My card today tries to capture that spirit.


G3716 Stamptangle Tri-Circle Block
F3854 Follow Me Flamingos
UMS 7018 Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet

And for you northerners, here is a more traditional image.  
It uses the Stamptangle Stocking image E3855.  
Heat embossed with black EP and then
painted with Twinkling H20’s.  
It is mounted against a brick embossed background
that was wiped with weathered wood distress ink.
The mini mantel is a window sill die 
from Poppystamps.
Do you have stockings hanging on your mantel this year?
Not as many Floridians will!


E3855 Stamptangle Stocking
UMS 7018 Sentiments 1

Monday, December 14, 2015


Hello Everyone!!
Its Kim B.... 
I have a card for you today where I used the northern lights technique.  Its a great fun and easy technique that looks different every time.  I created a  Christmas Eve scene.   I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season.  Have a wonderful day!




Using Just for Fun Stamps:  on dasherpine forest and sentiments 3 sheet

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Wow! Here it is just a couple of more weeks before Christmas and other Winter holidays.  I know the days are going to really be flying by. For my first project here I  matted this with a dark green and yesterday found a frame at a thrift store. Alas I could not get a good picture of it framed. :-(

I used a recycled box for my base. The base was gessoed and painted then wrapping tissue paper airbrushed for the sky and my Pine Forest stamped. Once the tissue paper was glued on I sprinkled fine glitter.  Some of the glitter ended up in the sky but that is alright as it really looks like it is snowing.

I cut the snowflakes out with an electronic machine and heat embossed with Recollection Winter Wonderfland  powder.

I love this Classic Snowman. After stamping I colored with pencils all but the candy cane where I used a glaze pen.

This Sleigh Ride stamp is large but by pop dotting on my base I was able to work it into my scene. Coloring was done with color pencils and I decided to use pastel colors for blanket,hats,etc. in the sleigh.

My second project is a card. I was experimenting and although I had a disaster being the queen of salvage I didn't have to throw it out. I hate when products don't play together nicely.

First off we have the frame here. This is vanilla colored card but other colors will work like a light brown or beige.  To get a wood grain look for your projects use a sponge brush with gel paint. Gel paiint can be found in the hobby paint section

For this card I used Canson Acrylic XL paper cut to size.  Because  of using different mediums I wanted something which would not buckle.

Wrapping tissue paper was once again airbrushed with an alcohol marker. You can use a color mist. Be aware that the color may change and it may smear when covered with the paste in another step.

 The pine forest was once again stamped with the same dark green. After gluing on my base the fun began.  Golden Light Molding Paste was applied only over the sky and trees. It dries opaque so things still show through. Once the paste was dried I re-stamped my forest since it really didn't show like I wanted and the green Stazon ink smeared a little.

The Classic snowman is heat embossed  using black powder and then colored with water color paints. Pop dotted on the card.

I love how my cracked ice turned out and it was easy to do. The hardest part was the waiting for things to dry. I did this part before I had bought the molding paste so I used a texture paste I've had for a couple of decades and hardly use. :-(. Not that any of you have supplies like that. After it dried I painted a thick layer of Liquitex Iridescent Medium my go to medium when I want lots of shimmer. Once dried I used DecoArts One Step Crackle. I though perhaps I was putting too thick of a coat on  but as you can see it turned out perfectly. Your results may be different depending on what products you use and how thick you apply the products.. I know using Elmer Glue over acrylic paint I've gotten finer cracks.

There you have it two projects using a couple of the same stamps to create scenes. By the way you could mask over the happy holiday part of the snowman stamp and use it in a winter scene. I hope I've inspired you to look at your stamps and see what scenes you may be able to create.

Play and have fun which is easy to do with Just For Fun stamps. :-) Also remember to come back and see what other Design Team members have done.  Thank you for stopping by!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Warm Winter Wishes Card

It's Heidi here with you today. 
 It's only 2 weeks till Christmas, can you believe that? 
 I have been wrapping presents and baked some cookies but there is still so much to be done.  I still have a ton of Christmas Cards to make.  So I cranked up the Christmas tunes and got to work. 
I love this little snowman.  He is so cute and was fun to color.  I didn't want him to be plain, so I used a pale pink and blue to make him stand out a bit more.  Then colored his hat and nose in bright colors. I used some velvet rick rack, a felt snowflake and some pink striped ribbon.  The ribbon reminds me of those yummy ribbon candies that my great grandma would always have in her candy dish when I was a young girl.  I also used some Tim Holtz tinsel that I just love and now I need to get more because of how cute this turned out.  I plan to make a few more of these for my card stash.  



Here is a list of everything I used:
Just For Fun Stamps
D2936 Sketchy Snowman
D3337 Warm Winter Wishes
Stampin' Up Pink Passion Ink
Archival Jet Black Ink
Tombo Markers
Snowflake Paper
White Card Stock
Grey Card Stock
Pink Striped Ribbon
Black Velvet Rick Rack
Silver Tinsel Garland from Tim Holtz  Collection
Lavender Felt Snowflake
Start Dust, Silver and Glam Pink Stickles

I hope you have a wonderful week and get all your holiday cards and chores done and have fun doing them.  
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Hugs, Heidi

Thursday, December 10, 2015

15 Days until Christmas...

I can not believe it is only 15 days until Christmas.  Mailed out most of our cards, cut down our tree today in between storms & 50 - 70 mph gusts of wind.  Gotta love the coast! Oh BTW,  had to spritz the cat with water to keep him away from the tree.



Today's card uses Poinsettia Sketch stamp (G2631).  I love poinsettias & this one I stamped several times & fussy cut them. Foam squares made each of the levels pop.  I also stamped the poinsettias on Olive Green cardstock & cut out 3 of the petals for the leaves.

I raided my paper stash & found the perfect piece for this poinsettia card.  Gold stickles makes this card simple but glam!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Note Card Gift sets

Happy Wednesday everyone! Pam here today and I want to share with you a note card idea that I have been working on for Christmas gifts. 
For my last post I used the Coffee background stamp and so I had the idea to do the same type of note card for the wine lovers in the family. 
These note cards use the Wine Background stamp.




The background was stamped with Ranger Distress paint Seedless Preserves to create a resist.  The entire piece was then covered with Milled Lavender Distress stain.
Using the Tim Holtz marker mister I added some additional "purples" over top. 
Making these in packs of 4 as note card gifts for Christmas!
Thanks for joining me today!
Embrace Imperfection!
Pam

Monday, December 7, 2015

Are You Ready for Winter?

Winter has definitely arrived in various locations and some of you already have snow on the ground.  Today’s card is all about winter.



The main image is The Back Door from Just For Fun.  This was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder on a piece of watercolor paper.  Then color is added with Color Bursts (Indigo, Ultra marine Blue and Violet).  A little color and sparkle was added to the bulbs, bells, and snow using glitter and a glue pen.



This scene was layered behind a white Sue Wilson Designs Ornate Pierced Rectangle die cut from her Nobel Collection and added to the blue card base.

Are you ready for the cold?

E. Marie

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dash away, dash away, dash away all!



Can't enough of this little Santa flying off in his reindeer pulled sleigh!  I'm sure there will be more with this image from me.  First I found a small pad of glitter paper in my stash so this is a good time to use it to make Holiday cards shine.  Also pulled out an old tag die which comes in handy this time of year.  Added some different size beads on a couple of the cards for snow.  Enjoy the holidays!
Thank you for stopping by.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue




Friday, December 4, 2015

Joy

It's hard to believe it's already December. 
I know many of you out there are dealing with cold and snow,
I cannot say quite the same as I'm here in sunny Arizona. 
However, to get into the Christmas spirit we have to work that much harder!
So today I have this fun card to share with you.
Winter inspired, but not freezing cold. 
I love the "joy" stamp, it's larger than you might think, but it's got some great detail!
For the edges of the card I stamped the balsam branch and embossed in clear
then I used my distress inks and where the embossing was it was left clear,.  
A quick bit of snowflake ribbon, and voila, it's done! 

I am excited for Christmas, as my parents are coming to visit for 7 whole weeks, 
Here's hoping mom and me will have lots of crafting time!  

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

In the Moonlight

Hello, Friends!  
It’s Kren from A Fourth Life, 
here again to share a winter card with you.
My card uses JFF Stamps H28890 Tree Line.
Masking a moon, and sponging on blue inks 
created a moonlit sky for the thank you card.  
Using a Wink of Stella for a bit of sparkle on the trees
has them glowing in the winter moonlight.










Monday, November 30, 2015

Beautiful Sunrise...

Time for a break after all the holiday happenings over the weekend.  I thought this lovely calming sunrise was just the ticket....


JFF Stamps used - Birch Trees and Scratch Evergreens

I started off by stamping the birch trees on a piece of plain white cardstock.  I then covered each tree with a layer of Crystal Lacquer.  After the CL had dried I applied several colors of ink to the back ground.  I then wiped off the excess ink from the trees, trimmed & matted it.  I stamped the scratch evergreens several times on a larger piece of white cardstock, mounted it on the card then mounted the birch image over top.  

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Ink Stained Roni

Oak and Maple leaf


This card is what I call a circle closure card because you use circle and oval dies to hold the card closed.  The elm leaf is stamped on the brown card with VersaMark ink for a tone on tone effect.  For the main leaf (oak/maple) first I colored the cardstock with my blending tool with at least three different colors of distress inks then stamp the main leaf over the colors with black ink.  Next step is to fussy cut the leaf and mount it on the oval die with foam mounting tape or pop dots.  To see how to put this card together please watch my video.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue
thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

An Old Fashioned Bubbly Christmas

Hi everyone can you believe that it is already the end of November.  With Thanksgiving over if you are like me from now until Christmas you will be busy with last minute projects. Today I have a quick card to share with you. It took longer for the Dimensional Magic to dry and for me to get some decent photos than to make the card itself.

When I saw the Bubble Light stamp I knew I had to have it as it brings back childhood memories. It was fun coloring it and creating this card.


I love playing and remembered years ago making backgrounds using shaving cream and left over soap dyes from the days when I used to make my own soap. Recently on a rainy day I decided to play with shaving cream and a couple of Distress Reinkers. Picture details are on my blog https://craftingfrugalway.blogspot.com


 The focal point is stamped with Forest Green Stazon ink and then used a glitter embossing powder just on the greenery. Alas the sparkle doesn't show in the photo. I used the gelatos like paint on the greenery and the candle. The base of the bubblier was colored with a couple of color pencils. Then Liquitex Iridescent Medium brushed over it. The Gold Mod Podge Dimensional Magic was only applied to the tube part. I wish you could see this in person as it really looks like a glass tube. I love the specks of gold glitter.

I originally cut my stamped image out in an oval but didn't like it as it covered up too much of the background. So ended up cutting it free form.


Sometimes it is difficult to photograph things that sparkle and that was the case with the sentiment so I tried to get a closeup.There are a few different Merry Christmas stamps and this is the Merry Christmas stamp I liked the best. I stamped on vellum with Forrest Green Stazon Ink and then used Holographic embossing powder. I love how the sentiment turned out and the vellum allows the background to show through.

Are you busy making cards?

Thank you for stopping by and do come back to see what is happening around here.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Vintage Christmas Card

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!  I have been so excited to share this card today.  It was so much fun to make.  I hope you take some time off from your shopping today and make a card or two also!
Maybe you can get all those cards made that you want to send to friends and family this year!





This card makes me think of Christmas Vacation, my favorite Christmas movie ever!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Heidi

Used to make this card:
Just For Fun Stamps:
F3510 Getting The Tree
D2568 Happy Holidays

I used white paper that I made the same width as the card itself and I tore the edges to make it look like snow peaks, then covered just the torn part with glue and sprinkled with glitter.  Once those were dry, I stacked them on top of each other and taped them down to my background.
I used Archival Jet Black Ink and Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise
I used distress markers to color my car and tree and people.
I used Stikels in Red to go around my Happy Holidays that I cut in half.
I attached the car and sentiment to the card with foam mounting tape.
I used Wink Of Stella for the headlights and chrome on the car to make it shinny.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

This may be a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving from the Oregon coast.  Sunny & cold!

 
My favorite technique:  Versamark with Clear Embossing Powder Stamptangle Maple Leaf (E3860) and Stamptangle Oak Leaf (F3850)
 
 
I sponged on white cardstock several Fall color inks.  When it was dry I placed a white sheet of plain typing paper over the cardstock (do they still use that term?) & ran a hot iron over it.  It melts the embossed image on to the paper leaving a white image on the sponged cardstock.  It also works with Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.
 
Last, but not least the two leaves were stamped with Old Olive Ink, sponged with several color Fall inks, & cut out.  The sentiment is from my all time favorite Sentiments 1 Unmounted (UM57018).  If you can't find the right sentiment for a card, I don't know where you will.
 
I hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one.  Now let's get on to Christmas...Ho Ho Ho!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wake up...and Smell the Coffee!

Happy Wednesday all- and Happy Thanksgiving eve...hope everyone is able to spend time with their loved ones and celebrate all they are thankful for!
I am so thankful for my wonderful fiancee, my family, friends and amazing pups!  And for those of you that know me-I am thankful for COFFEE, lol!!

Today's project features three of the JFF coffee themed stamps, these are just the best!!



And I also made a set of note cards using the Coffee Background.


For all these cards, the Coffee Background was stamped onto manila card stock using Ranger Java Bean paint! Yes, paint- a technique called paint resist.  Over top I applied Ranger Distress stain Antique Linen.   I love the artistic feel of these stamps and this technique really showcases that.


The coffee pot stamp was stamped in Versafine Black, embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with silver Wink of Stella.


Thanks so much for joining me today and again I wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!
Embrace Imperfection!
Pam



Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Trunk Show!

Ft. Myers, Florida
Just For Fun Holiday Trunk Show


Come out and join us:
SATURDAY—DECEMBER 5, 201510:00 am-2:00 pm
Hyatt Place Coconut Point
Meeting Room

23120 Via Villagio
Estero, FL 33928
                            This is a FREE EVENT!
 
We will have lots of stamps for you to purchase
and Make It Take It projects for you to enjoy.

We will be serving light refreshments and Lots of Fun.
 Information: 727-376-6289