Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ride and Shine!

August has been so HOT!HOT!HOT! That's why I love early mornings... Everything is cool, quiet and it's the best time to be outside for a morning walk or bike ride. It's so peaceful!

JFF Rubber Stamps bicycle image. Club Scrap card stock and Gansai Tambi watercolored background. Concord and 9th sophistocated script font stamps.
The theme for the August challenge is HOT!HOT!HOT! Help us celebrate the end of summer...Click here to link up a summertime creation of your own for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer Camper...

Hi ya JFF peeps, today I am sharing my last summer card with you. The school year is about to begin and before you know it, we will be shopping for the holiday season.
This cute stamp is called Round Camper and it is available now in the store. There is also another camper called Square Camper that is just as cute. Stop by the store to browse around and don't forget to check out the blog for lots of inspiration.  Enjoy the end of August!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fern Botanical

Hello from design team member, Heidi! I hope you are having a lovely summer.

Just for Fun has a lovely line of pretty Framed Botanicals and this card uses one with a dainty fern. The stamp I used, and several others in the line, are the perfect size for ATCs.

I used alcohol inks with the polished stone technique and then just stamped over top with black ink.  The ivory cardstock was embossed and then I just added the lovely Many Thanks sentiment from Unmounted Sentiment set 3. It was an easy card to put together, but the alcohol inks pack a pretty punch.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunset and Seashells

E. Marie here, posting a card of the beach.  I wanted this card to show everything I love about the beach – the beautiful colors of the sunset over the ocean and walking in the sand gathering shells.  Distress Oxide Inks were used to provide all the coloring by picking up a mixture of the spritzed inks from a craft sheet on kraft cardstock several times.

Once the cardstock was dry the main image, Tropical Sunset, was heat embossed in black on a rectangular piece and added to layers of black and pink.  The bird and shells, from the Beach Unmounted Sheet were also embossed in black on lighter colored scraps and fussy cut.   

These were popped up along the bottom of the card and the sentiment, To Watch A Sunset..., was stamped in black at the top.

The color on the card was so fun to create and a perfect background for these images.

E. Marie

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sea Shaker Card

Hi! It is designer April here from Stampwilly Designs. I am glad you stopped by today. The challenge theme here at Just For Fun is Hot Hot Hot. A great way to get cool from the August heat is to hit the water. I made an underwater scene on my card using the  medium Stamptangle Seahorse and two seashells from the Beach Unmounted Sheet.

This is also a shaker card. I splattered Oxide inks on white card stock, placed some aqua sequins on the card stock, added a piece of acetate on top and then adhered the aqua Sewn Frame, by Gina Marie, to the acetate window. 

The seahorse was stamped onto an orange inked background and fussy cut. I stamped the seashells on cream card stock and colored some ares with a tan Zig water marker. These were also fussy cut. 

I stamped the saying on kraft paper and made a banner.

I hope you are staying cool this August. I know I am enjoying my air conditioning! We were without air conditioning for 5 weeks in May and June! And then again for a few days when the roofers came and broke our new ac unit we had for only 2 weeks!!! 

Please join in the challenge. We would love to see all your wonderful creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Watercolored Lighthouse

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card.

The background stamp is the Michelangelo background which I stamped in brown ink then matted with red and navy cardstock.  I chose to water color the Lighthouse image using chalk inks and a water brush.  Next, I die cut the image into an oval shape and matted it with a larger die using navy cardstock. I placed the lighthouse over the background and added the panel to a red card.

Finally, I added the sentiment from the Sentiments 3 stamp collection.

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Vellum Butterflies

Hi Guys! It's Jen here from Scrap Shack Designs and thanks for stopping in today and checking out my newest project. Did you know that Just For Fun has stamps that come in sets, just like the one I used today.

This project was super simple to put together, once I had the sketch picked out. Since the sketch used multiple papers I decided to use paper from the same exact paper line. Picking you paper out of the same line makes mixing and matching very easy because it's guaranteed to match every time. Once all the paper was laid out I simply stamped  the beautiful image onto Vellum paper then I fussy cut it out. I finished off the card by adding four gems to the bottom strip and then curling the top corner. 

Again this stamp is part of a set which includes both the inner detailed stamp as well as the outline stamp making it super simple and fun to layer or build upon. For example I could have added color to the background of this stamp by stamping the outline image onto some orange (or even patterned) card stock. I would then add this layer to the bottom of the vellum and attach the two in the center. I could also stamp the outline image onto pattern paper and just use that as my focal point. There are so many options when you are working with stamp sets and they are kind of like choosing paper from the same pack, you always know they can be mixed up and matched perfectly every time. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Gotta Wear Shades!

I've been listening to the 80's on 8 station on satellite radio, can you tell?! Corey Hart's I Wear my Sunglasses at Night was the inspiration for my card. The vintage sunglasses stamp is HOT, HOT, HOT! 
If you haven't linked up to our monthly challenge, DO IT! There's a gift certificate to JFF Rubber Stamps online store up for grabs! This month's theme is HOT!HOT!HOT! so make something fun and link it up!

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Horsing Around...

Happy Thursday! Today I am going to show you a cute stamp that I just love. Summer is drawing to an end and I thought one more water themed card would be appropriate.  It's a clean & simple creation.
The name of this stamp is Black and White Seahorse and it is available now in the store.  I used stickles to create the dots and pop up dots for a shadow and 3D effect. I hope you like my creation. Stop by daily for more inspiration.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Just for Fun! Stenciling with Distress Oxides & Colored Cardstock

Hello from Design Team member, Heidi! I would like to share some cards I made with backgrounds using Distress Oxide inks.  I think most everyone knows, by now, that they are excellent for ink-blending.  They also have been marketed for use on dark cardstocks.  Mostly, I have seen people using them with black and kraft cardstock, but I wanted to see how they would work on other colors.  And that is when I just fell in love with stenciling with these.  They just look amazing over colored cardstocks.

The first card uses Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick over regular (cheap) yellow cardstock.  I blended the colors and then did spritz water over top with the stencil still in place to get the slightly oxidized look.

The Palm Tree stamp (found in the Beach Unmounted sheet and separately, in a larger size) was heat embossed first with neon orange embossing powder, and then while still hot, I added sparkle embossing powder and heated again.  To match, I sponged yellow Oxide ink on my die cut flowers.

The second card uses Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks over lime green cardstock, using the same technique as above.  I colored the Stamptangle Chickadee stamp with alcohol markers.  I adore this color combo - it is bright and beautiful!

Both sentiments are from Sentiment Unmounted Sheet 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Did you take the plunge to get these new inks? I hope you will try them out with your Just for Fun stamps!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August JFF Challenge - Hot Hot Hot!!

Welcome stampers!!  Yes, summer is in full swing here and it's HOT HOT HOT!  Cool off by holding up in your craft area and stamping a fun card showing how hot it is where you are.

Before we get to our teams inspiring cards it's time to share the winner of last month's Wedding Bells challenge...

And the winner is....

Neva Cole!!

Congratulations Neva!

And now on to this month's inspiration...


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You have until: 
Thursday, August 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.  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!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

If I had a single flower..

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've created a sweet card using a simple sentiment that says it all.

I had this lovely pattern paper from Graphic 45 that I wanted to showcase, so I used it as the base of my card.  I die cut a detailed border from white cardstock and matted it on a purple backdrop which I then added to the left side of the card.  The single flower stamp was the perfect phrase to add to the card.

What do you think?  Simple but perfect, right?

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer Floral Cards

I am sure almost everyone is tired of the summer heat so today’s cards focus on summer flowers.  Nature's Bouquet is featured on both cards, along with some new Distress Oxide inks.

This card starts with a background of Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide Inks.  Using a rectangle template, these colors were picked up from a craft sheet.  The Nature’s Bouquet image was stamped on top.  This was added to layers of green and pink, along with a butterfly border, punched with a Martha Stewart Border Punch.  The sentiment is from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.

This second card uses the same inks, but this time they were sponged on and a die cut was used as a stencil.  Once again the Nature’s Bouquet was stamped on top.  The sentiment is from the To My Friend Word Block.  Small pink butterflies, created with the same Martha Stewart Border Punch, were added.

Try to keep cool.

E. Marie

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dreaming of the Beach!

This is sooooo me! I live in Louisiana and we vacation in Florida every summer. I can't wait to dip my toes in the sand in a few weeks! I'm dreaming of the beach!
Flip Flops 2 and Dreaming JFF Stamps

Aren't those flip flops cute?! And I love the script sentiment stamp.

Club Scrap card stock and Perfect Pearls mixed with water for the splatter. 

If you haven't linked up to our monthly challenge, DO IT! There's a gift certificate to JFF Rubber Stamps online store up for grabs! This month's theme is Wedding Time so make something romantic and link it up!

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Memories In Time

Hi! It is designer April here from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are having a good day. I want to share a vintage card I made using the Memories In Time stamp. This is such a beautiful feminine stamp. I colored it using colored pencils and Gamsol to give it a soft look.

I used my new Flowers Frame die by Precious Marieke  to cut out the image. The middle die was just the perfect size for the image! The fancy frame around it was cut from dark purple card stock. On the lighter purple background I stamped the Long Script background stamp over it three times. I tore the upper right corner and sponged brown ink on the card's edges. Flowers and a bow were added for embellishments.

You still have a few days to join in our Wedding Time challenge. We would love to see your wonderful creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!


Thursday, July 20, 2017

You're so Sweet!

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Carolyn made this darling little card using the Heart Foxes to share with you today.
Isn't it so cute?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Happy Camper!

Hello from Design Team member, Heidi!

I had so much fun coloring up this camper stamp using alcohol markers!  There are two different styles of campers in the Just for Fun store here that go perfectly with the Happy Camper sentiment!

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Have you ever gone on road trip in a camper?  I would love to give it a try.  Let me know in the comments.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Embossing Fun!

Hi guys! It's Jen here from The Scrap Shack  and today I have a really fun and colorful card and technique for you to check out.

For this card I started by sponging on different ink colors to create a really fun background. I then decided to grab the "Cupids Arrow" stamp and cut it apart so I ended up getting two stamps out of one. I did this because I wanted to clear emboss those beautiful arrows on the background and use the sentiment in a white as the foreground. 

This card was super simple to put together and came out awesome. If you are interested in more of my projects or watching the process video you can head on over to my blog. Thanks for checking in today! Happy Crafting! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

American Beauties

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today and I've used this amazing stamp - American Beauties.  The stamp is large enough to take center stage on a card.

I colored the image with Copic Markers, then fussy cut it.  I created a card from embossed pink cardstock and placed half a die cut black circle on top.  Next, I created a bow with the Bowdabra and wrapped it around the card.

I placed the American Beauties image on foam adhesives and added it to my card.

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Happy Anniversary

This month’s challenge theme is “Wedding”.   Just For Fun has many lovely images and sentiments that are perfect for those wedding cards, along with cards for anniversaries.  Today’s card design could be used for either by simply changing the sentiment.

I used some black and cream coordinating cardstock to create the card background.  Cracked Pistachio and Broken China Distress Oxide Ink were used to add a pop of color.  I sponged them on the edges of a piece of cream cardstock to create the layer.  I also sponged them on sheer white ribbon to create the coordinating bow.  Then I picked up the spritzed colors from my craft sheet with a piece of cream cardstock.  When this was dry, the Celebration image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and cut out with Spellbinder’s Label 5o.  I used a small paint brush to add some water to areas inside the glasses and touched these areas with a paper towel to remove some color.  Then I colored over them with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen.  The “happy anniversary” from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet was stamped above the glasses.

We would love to see your wedding creations.  Link them to the challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate. 

E. Marie