Thursday, July 30, 2015

May All Your Wishes Come True!

Today is the final day of Christmas in July...
I hope you've all enjoyed a bit of holiday fun to get you in the mood for card making.  

Only 147 days left!!  
(sorry I couldn't help but throw that in there!)

So today I've got something traditional...


And one not so traditional!


Merry Christmas Everyone!!



Monday, July 27, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Hello!


Christmas in July continues 

Its Kim B, agypsyangel here.

I have a Christmas Card for you.

 This card was super easy to make, you just need washi tape, cardstock, ink and stamps. 

 The Happy Holidays stamp can be found HERE.   

The darling Classic Snowman stamp can be found HERE





Only 149 Days until Christmas....Get those cards ready!  

Have a wonderful day!!! 

Happy Crafting!

Kim 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Design Team Call - Still Open!!!

*2015 DESIGN TEAM CALL**

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Design Team Call!!

Just for Fun Rubber Stamps is having a Design Team Call!  We are looking for a few friendly, enthusiastic stampers ready to stamp “Just for Fun”.

Member Benefits:
  • A welcome package of Just For Fun Rubber Stamps plus a selection of new releases as they become available.
  •  A $50.00 bi-monthly stipend for stamps of your choosing.
  •  Design Team Member Discount of 40% on all of your Just For Fun Rubber Stamp purchases. 
  • Compensation (in the form of extra stamps) for projects published in print magazines where Just For Rubber Stamps are the main focus and named in the publication.
  • You will receive a Design Team badge for you to post on your blog.
  • A personalized page on the JFF Blog which will include a photo, bio,     and links to your own blog, online galleries and more.
Member Requirements:

·        You must be able to commit to a 6 month term.
·        Have the ability to take quality photographs of your completed projects.
·        Regularly promote Just For Fun Rubber Stamps in on-line galleries or forums, on your own personal blog (if you have one), and on Facebook or other social media sites such as Pinterest, Twitter, Flickr, etc.
·        Create at least 2 (two) projects per month to be posted on your assigned days on the Just For Fun Blog.  These projects can include but are not limited to cards, tags, ATC’s, Scrapbook Layouts, etc. and must exclusively use Just For Fun rubber stamps. 
·        Make at least 3 (three) A2 - 4.25” x 5.5” size cards per month to be sent to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps for use on display boards at various conventions across the United States.
NOTE: These cards can also be used for your blog postings.
·        Participate in one Blog Hop or Design Challenge per month.
·        Support your fellow Design Team Members by commenting and sharing their blog postings.

How to Apply:

1.  Become a follower of the Just For Fun blog.
2.  Like us on Facebook – Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.
3.  E-mail the following information to: ronijj @ gmail.com with “JFF DT Submission” in the subject line.
·             *   Full Name, e-mail address and links to your blog and any galleries you belong to.
·             *  A short bio about yourself and how you would describe your stamping style.
·             *  Tell us why you would like to be a member of the JFF team.
               *  A list of current (and previous if applicable) design teams you are or have been a member of.
          NOTE: Membership on other design teams is not a requirement.
·             *  Include photos of 3-5 recent projects you have made that highlight your style.  

    Due to the high/rising costs of shipping the call is open to USA residents only. 
Deadline for Applications is August 22, 2015.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Brusho Framed Christmas Card Ideas

Today I am sharing a bit of fun I had coloring these cards with Brusho Colour Crystals.  These pigment powders are simply the most fun way to get  bright, bold, beautiful color so easily!  


The first card was made by stamping the Framed Evergreen on a piece of watercolor paper using VersaMark embossing ink which was then embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.  After it had cooled I sprinkled on Leaf Green and Lime Green (my fav!) Brusho powders onto the watercolor paper and spritzed with water...that's it!  It does it's own thing and the results are spectacular.  I stamped the sentiment once the Brusho was dry.


My second card was made by stamping the Framed Poinsettia on watercolor paper again with VersaMark ink and then embossed with silver ep.  I then sprinkled a bit of the Brusho powder on my craft mat and painted the color onto the image using a watercolor brush.  Once it had dried I trimmed the framed image, mounted it on a card panel stamped using the Holiday Sentiments Background stamp.

So much fun and oh so easy all at the same time!
Couldn't ask for more.





Monday, July 20, 2015

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.....




Christmas is everywhere!  Christmas items already stocked in the stores.
  Be sure to hurry and get your rubber stamps to make your Christmas cards.

Its Kim (agypsyangel) here today with another Christmas card as we celebrate Christmas in July.

I layered many pieces including burlap then took the stamped image colored the background and stamped another image and took the bird and popped him off the card.

I used the Just for Fun Rubber Stamp:  Partridge with Pears which you can find HERE.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy making your friends and

 family their handmade by you Christmas cards. 





Thursday, July 16, 2015

Christmas...a Little of This...a Little of That

Today I decided to try a couple of different styles out - mostly clean and simple which is difficult for me.


The first card I have was made using - Joy Evergreen - just the decoration part of the image.  I was trying to do a really clean and simple card.  I colored the stamp with markers then stamped it onto the white cardstock.  It looked a bit lifeless to me so I took IMAGINE Crafts StazOn Studio Glaze which added a lovely shine and dimension to it.  I like it much better now!


This card was going to be clean and simple but the new Stamptangle Stocking looked so lonely on the background paper I originally used on the card so I decided to stamp this fun Santa Background instead and emboss it with white EP.  Again, much better!

Also, I wanted to let you know that the deadline for applying to the Just For Fun Design Team has been extended until August 22!  So if you were thinking about submitting your application there is still time!!  Go to Just For Fun Design Team Call for all of the details.



Monday, July 13, 2015

O Christmas Tree.....

Hi!   Its Kim (agypsyangel) here today!   I have another card for our Christmas in July Special.
  It's a lot of fun for me to complete Christmas cards in July.  I am very excited, feeling accomplished.  
Today the card I have for you is one that has a vintage look to it. 
Its so much much fun going to the Christmas tree farms, picking out your tree, cutting it down and taking it home.  Oh what fun!!



Using Just for Fun Stamps:  Getting the Tree and Happy Holidays Sentiment

Have a great day and make some Christmas cards!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stamptangle Holly Leaf!

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has just released several new stamps - New Arrivals Summer 2015 and today I am using one of my favorites, the Stamptangle Holly Leaf!








Supplies:

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - Stamptangle Holly Leaf
IMAGINE Crafts featuring Tsukineko - Memento Dye Inks - Tuxedo Black, Love Letter, Bamboo Leaf
Brusho Colour Crystals
Cardstock, Ribbon

Monday, July 6, 2015

Christmas in July

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Christmas in July.  We will be sharing Christmas cards this month!
Its always a good idea to get a head start making those Christmas cards that are handmade with love.


Today I have a fun Christmas card for you!



Yule Moose  stamp was used to create this card.  The background is gold foil polka dots.  I used pencils, markers and stickles to create the card.

So, get your Christmas stamps today!



Thursday, July 2, 2015

Christmas in July!!!

Welcome to JFF's Christmas in July!

Kim and I will be sharing all sorts of fun Christmas cards with you the entire month long hoping to spark your imagination and creativity so we can get our cards finished ahead of time ;)

Today I have some "woodland" themed Christmas cards to share....


The first card - Winter Wonderland combines some of my favorite colors for Christmas cards - Red, White and Blue with a bit of Kraft colored cardstock thrown in for good measure!


The next card is pure deep woods - from the deer, to the evergreens and pine sprigs down to the snow covered landscape.  A few dots of Bronze irRESISTible Pico Embellisher finishes off the card.

Hope these help get you in the 
Christmas card making mood!

Stamp on my friends...stamp on!