Sunday, January 31, 2016

Winter 2016 StampFest!

StampFest Winter 2016
Final Countdown!
StampFest Winter 2016
is just over 1 week away now!

Saturday February 6 the Matheos Hall at the Holy Trinity Greek Church.

There are still spots available for some classes on 
Friday February 6.


All show, class & hotel information as well as directions are available at:
  http://www.stampfest.com/proddetail.asp?prod=SFBTBREG

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Winter fun!

Here is my winter scene for you today...most of us can look outside and see all the white stuff right now!  For this card I did two colors of ink on the village and sled and added a die cut fence which I sponged on color.  Falling snow is white dimensional paint.
Shake it up!  yes, this is a shaker card one of my go to style cards...just love cards that don't just sit there on a table this is a card you can play with....shake it all day long.  That saying is perfect for a shaker card!
Till next time...Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue

Friday, January 29, 2016

Watercolor Valentines

Today I had my watercolors out so I thought I'd play a bit and make a couple Valentine's Day cards for some of my sweeties (my kids)...


The first card was made using pan watercolors.  Once dry the heart was inked with Rose Bud and Love Letter Memento Inks.  I added a bit of glitter to the heart here and there for a bit of shine.


My second card was made using watercolor crayons that were then blended with water.



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Cards #2 & #3 in the Series


Card #2
 
Using paper from the paper pack “Robin’s Red” from Hot Off the Press I could match the curlicues from the paper & use the Simple Brush Flourish (G3879) Stamp on the background paper in turquoise.
I stamped Hot Air Balloon (F3870), colored it in a bit & added Wink of Stella for a bit of glitz.  Naturally I cut it out, popped it up & added it to the card.
Happy Birthday to You (Sentiments 1 unmounted UMS7018 ) stamped, sponged & matted.
 
Card #3
 
 
This is one of the cards I will be teaching March 19th in my “Perforations Techniques” class.  You perforate the card & create a bookmark that can be torn off.  So cool.  Everyone gets the tool in their kit along with a Just For Fun stamp & so much more. 
The stamps I used for the project are Bird House Row (H3853).  I used the roof from one of the birdhouses & the house part from another of the birdhouse images.  Love to paper piece.  The Fashion Warbler bird stamp (E3848) was stamped twice on two different pattern papers. Cut, paper pieced & attached to card.
I stamped Sprig (C3331) a few times & stenciled the leaves on the bookmark.
Sentiment 1 unmounted (UMS7018) for the “Happy Whatever”
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Dragonfly Blue


Hello, Friends!  If it's Wednesday, I just might have a new card for you and I have a Just for Fun Stamps image to share today.  It a dragonfly that is heat embossed and nested onto a Spellbinders scalloped oval and then onto a Spellbinders painted card cover die.  Ever watch a dragonfly?  It will sit for a long time until you get your camera and then it flits from one branch to another non-stop. So I stamp dragonflies and enjoy them that way.

I have stamped about 5 different sentiments that will nestle in the center just below the dragonfly, but I have to see which is needed first--a birthday, an anniversary, or a get well.  Whichever it is, I will be ready!


Dragonfly 3704




Monday, January 25, 2016

Happy Monday!!!

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying January!  We just had a couple of inches of snow which made perfect weather for crafting!


I made this tiny mini album for fun with Just for Fun Rubber Stamps:
Stamps used:  Clockface Large 
Creation stamp found here

This cover has stamped images, glossy accents, ribbons and a spritz of color for added interest.




Have a great day!!!
Kim 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Love Is In The Air

Hi everyone love is in the air and Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I was so excited when I received my Just For Stamps and couldn't wait to play with the Adoring Couple stamp. Although I'm using this stamp for a few Valentine's cards it would also be perfect for anniversary cards.



I took a scrap Crown waxfibre paper and heat embossed with black the sentiment from Unmounted Sentiment 1  I love this stamp as there are all kinds of sentiments. After adhering the sentiment piece to the card base using a glue stick I adhered adhesive trim which I had in my stash.

It took me two tries to get my heart with the stamped Adoring Couple right. Note to self do not run waxfibre paper through your Creative Station as it wrinkles. :-(  Oh well I needed to practice coloring. 

Some people cut out a shape and then stamp but for me I find it is easier to stamp first and then cut out the shape. After stamping and cutting out the heart I turned the heart over to color. The reason I turned my stamped image over to color with color pencils is because the colors end up being softer on the stamped side. Because the waxfibre paper is opaque I used a glue stick to adhere the heart to my embossed background. I love the way my background shows through.

As I said in the beginning the Adoring Couple stamp would also be perfect for an anniversary card. I decided to use a napkin for the background. This time of the year you can find all kinds of napkins with a love theme.



The adoring couple was stamped on a scrap of pink card stock. Then colored with pencils. The peach color doesn't really show in the photo for the skin.  My cut out heart is framed with adhesive trim. I was sweating it as I was applying the trim as it comes in packages of only 1 foot.

The sentiment "happy anniversary is also from the unmounted sentiment number 1 stamp. I cut the stamped words apart to fit on the speech bubble.

There you have it two cards using the same focal stamp for different occasions.  I hope I have inspired you to make romantic cards because "Love Is In The Air".

Thank you for stopping by and come back to see what the rest of the team is doing..

Friday, January 22, 2016

Be My Valentine Card

I know it's a little early, but I wanted to get a head start on my Valentine's Day cards.  I have been playing with watercolor paper and Dylusions Ink Sprays.  They are a little messy but worth it.  I also love anything sparkly and the Glimmer Mist Sprays are also fun to add for a bit of sparkle. I hope this inspires you to get a head start on your Valentine's Day cards.  I'll see you next month.











Supplies I used:
Just For Fun Stamps-
B1944 Dot Heart
B2240 Be My Valentine
Archival Ink- Jet Black
Dylusions Ink Sprays-  Cherry Pie, Funky Fuchsia & Vibrant Turquoise
Tattered Angels- Glimmer Mist- Cherry
Red, Pink Black & Turquoise Card Stock
Doilies
Hope you enjoyed these two cards.  
Hugs, Heidi

Thursday, January 21, 2016

A Bit 'O Valentine's Day Fun

Just a couple of cards ready for Valentine's Day fun!


First a traditional card that was stamped with lots of hearts and sweets...


Stamps Used: Sentiments Heart Cube


And then one not so traditional shaker card with a fun mix of colors I thought my dh would like!


Stamps: Romantic Couple

Have an inky day friends!
Ink Stained Roni

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A Bird in the Window

It's Wonderful Wednesday 
and it's kReN from afourthlife.blogspot.com, 
here to share my JFF Stamps images with you again.
You may recall that January is all about the birds for me.
If you live in the south, you know why I am so preoccupied with birds.
So many migrate through and say hello along the way.
I love walking in the mornings and listening to the bird songs.

I chose Small Warbler again for my card today 
and this time paired it with a fancy fold card.
I needed a masculine card and thought the brown granite
embossing powder and the designer paper as a background
might not seem as feminine even though I think the window is really nifty.
Hope the recipient agrees!


This is a gate fold card with some fancy die cutting to get the 
window and designer paper liner effect.
If you are interested, join my blog, 
leave me a note to do a tutorial on how to create this card.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Winter Wonderland






 Winter is here and some of you already have snow.  This is E. Marie with a card that shows the fun side of winter.  What is better than building a snowman!



 
This card features the Snowman image, colored with Copic Markers.  I used Gina Marie’s Stitched Circle Dies to create a look similar to a snow globe and Copic Markers were used to provide coloring and edging on the dies.  I actually colored the smaller circle frame from the back with one color on top of the other to get the slightly mottled affect.  The Winter Wonderland from JFF’s Seasons Word Block was stamped with Distress Ink and die cut using the end of a Spellbinders’ Label Die.  It was edged with Copic Marker.
 
Keep warm this week!

E. Marie

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Fly

Good morning!
Today I have a fun card to share with you all.
I am head over heels in love with the zentangle inspired feather stamps. 
For this card I used my distress inks, and I dabbed them all onto the stamp.  
I then spritzed with a little bit of water, and then stamped the paper.
For the FLY I used my Cricut Explore to cut the letters into the paper.
and then I added some teal paper behind the cut out. 
This is one of those simple designs that really just packs a punch.  
I hope you enjoy my little card, and you will definitely be seeing more feathers from me in the near future! 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Flamingos!

stamps used:  flamingos, happy birthday
This is what I call a ribbon message pull card at first look you think it's hard to make but it really isn't.  Get out some pink ink (couldn't resist) for the flamingos in a row, add some sparkle to their beaks and pattern paper for the background.  Want to know how to make this fun card ... then please watch my video.
Thanks for stopping by and if you like my video please give it a thumbs up.
Till next time...Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue

Friday, January 15, 2016

New Series...

 A little late today, but here I am with the first of a series of cards using Hot Off the Press papers with Just For Fun Stamps.  I love the colors & Spring stamps.  They inspired me to get away from the winter blues & focus on Spring.

My camera is a little off for some reason but I hope you can see the details. 
 
The stamps I used:
 
  • 2-sided Butterfly (H3872) I didn't use the outline butterfly part of this stamp.  I cut the butterfly out, added blue wire antennae & popped it out from the background.  Also, a little Wink of Stella doesn't hurt either on the body & blue on the wings.
  • Butterfly Trail (E3873) I stamped it on the grey polka dot paper. In fact I stamped the trail first & thought I really needed the butterfly.  I am so glad I did!
  • Sentiment 1 Unmounted (UMS7018)  I love, love, love these sentiments.  They virtually cover anything & just about everything you can put on the front of a card.
 
On my next post (Jan. 28) I will show you the next card in this series that holds a secret tear away "gift".  

Monday, January 11, 2016

Flower for you!


Hello Everyone.  I made a rubberstamped card using Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Rose of Sharon Stamp.  This card was stamped then used colored pencils and markers to highlight the flower, glitter pen and jewels.   This card is a small card with scalloped edge and dp.  

I hope it brightens your day.  

Kim B



Saturday, January 9, 2016

Be Happy And Experimenting

Hi I'm excited to share a couple of cards for the first time this year. One of my art goals is to try new things and to see how different products work on different mediums.

A friend gave me a box of Crown Waxfibre Food Dividers. I thought it would be fun to see what I could do with it. Another thing I wanted to try was stamping on fabric and painting over the stamping with acrylic paint.

Here is the first card where the food dividers were used.


I saw a card where a woven panel was used as a background using painted card stock and heat embossed stamped vellum.  A small pattern stamp was used for the vellum strips but I decided to see what  would happened if I stamped using a larger stamp and then cutting my strips. I used the Simple Brush Flourish stamp and stamped two rows on vellum. Then heat embossed with white pearl powder which ended up looking more silver on the vellum.  I cut these in 1/2 inch strips. Then I painted two different colors of purple acrylic paint on white card stock using a bristle brush.  I sponged acrylic antique gold paint over the purple but it doesn't really show up. The card stock was also cut in 1/2 inch stips. Then woven together.

I cut a frame out using my cutting machine and then colored it with a silver paint marker. Lol I now remember why I only use the paint markers in good weather when I can use them outdoors. I cut black card to use for the base..


I used Stazon Ink to stamp the Fashion Warbler Small on a food divider. I colored it with Faber Castell water color pan paints and the body with a metallic pan paint.  I discovered that the paint beaded up on the surface so I used a paper towel to blot before changing to another color. Can't wait to experiment more with the Food Dividers.

The Be Happy is printed on the scrap of the Food Divider . Then the speech bubble cut out using my cutting machine.

Here is my second card the experiment of stamping and painting on fabric.
I first stamped on cotton fabric using  black Memento ink. Then dry brushed two different shades of blue acrylic paint mixed with glaze over the stamped B Buterrfly Trail which allowed the stamped image to show.

The more detailed B-2 Sided Butterfly stamp. I heat embossed with antique gold embossing powder. Then colored the body with a black Glaze pen. I used transfer adhesive first for the turquoise foil and after doing the turqouise used the adhesive on the dots for the purple foil.

The finishing touch was to make a top and bottom border using G Studio Washi tape.

I hope I have inspired you to experiment and play. Wishing you a year full of stamping and playing just for fun.

See you again on the 23rd  with a Valentine card in the meantime be sure to come back and see what the other design team members are doing.


Friday, January 8, 2016

Snowy Winter Card

Happy New Year to you!  I hope everyone had a great time and is ready for a wonderful 2016! 
It's been snowing here and very cold.  We don't normally get much snow here.  We have been here 3 years and this year the snow is more than the last two together.  It had me thinking of how pretty it is when the trees are all covered with snow and the stars are shinning bright.  So I thought JFF has some wonderful tree stamps and bingo..... here it is!




Here is list of supplies:
Just For Fun Stamp- D3822 Fir Trees
Purple Pattern Card Stock
Versa Mark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
White Acrylic Paint
Water & Paint Brush
I stamped the Fir Trees all over and then covered it with embossing powder and heated.  
To get the falling snow, I got some paint on my pallet and added water to it just enough to make it thin enough to splatter with.  But not too thin that it is transparent.  Then with my brush, I tapped it with my finger on the handle of the brush down towards the metal part that hold the bristles in.
I hope you enjoy making your winter wonder land.  
Hugs, Heidi

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year Fun

I decided since I didn't have time to send out Christmas cards that I would send New Year's cards instead so I have a couple to share with you....


This cards was made using the Scratchy Evergreens, Left Facing Buck and Happy New Year Frame sentiment.


And this card is a twist on the bokeh technique - instead of the background I used it to make the year.

Hope the start to your new year has been fabulous!
Here's to a wonderful 2016...

HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone!!

IMAGINE Crafts: Memento Inks, VersaMark, Embossing Powder, Sponge Dauber
Brusho Colour Crystal: Grey

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

You Are Tweet

It's Wonderful Wednesday, and 
it's kReN here from afourthlife.blogspot.com.  
You know I love to share images from Just For Fun Stamps,
and this month, it's all about the birds and backgrounds for my cards.
In Florida, we don't have snow and we still have greenery
so our birds keep arriving all winter from the North
to share our milder temperatures.
So here's the Small Warbler image with a direct to paper
technique and dry embossing to make those
winter blues FLY away!





Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Happy New Year Sale!!


We hope everyone had a great  Holiday Season 
and we wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2016 !

We are kicking off 2016 with a New Year Special Offer.  It will begin Januray 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 all your support in 2015!
The Just For Fun Team

Monday, January 4, 2016

Welcome 2016






This is E. Marie , also wishing you a Happy New Year, and sharing a card to go with.



This card uses the New Year Frame to surround the Celebration image of two champagne glasses.  The Fireworks image is stamped with Versamark ink on top of the frame and a glitter pen was then used to trace the Fireworks images.  A little sparkle was also added to two glasses and confetti streamers.



The dark blue background layer was also stamped with the Fireworks image, this time using Distress Ink.  Once again I traced the images with a glitter pen to give some wonderful sparkle.  I also ran the pen around the different layers.

I am so glad you stopped by to visit and hope you will continue to visit for more inspiration throughout 2016!
E. Marie

Sunday, January 3, 2016

StampFest Winter 2016!!

StampFest Winter 2016
Clearwater, Florida



It is hard to believe it is December already and time for the holidays but StampFest Winter 2016 will be here very soon!

Join us Saturday February 6, 9 am - 5 pm at the Matheos Hall at the Holy Trinity Greek Church.
Classes will be on Friday February 5. 

Show, class and hotel information as well as tickets and directions are now online:  stampfest.com 

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!