Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Love You Latte

Today I am sharing a coffee themed window card.  It combines layers of cream, kraft, brown, and black with design from dies and an embossing folder.

The Water Ring was stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink on cream cardstock.  This was used in the background of the card window and also for the sentiment. 

The sentiment, A Latte, was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and layered on brown cardstock.  Small coffee themed dies were cut from the brown cs and added to the window and card front, along with some sequins.

This is a great card to give to any of your coffee loving friends.

E. Marie

Monday, June 26, 2017

Tea Pot Is On...

I have been making several coffee and tea themed projects this week and wanted to share this sweet card. 

I am a coffee drinker but one of my best friend’s only drinks tea.  When I saw the “Tea pot is on”...sentiment it reminded me of her and inspired this card.  It was stamped with Paris Dusk Memento Ink and layered on white using a Martha Stewart Border Punch on the sides.

The tea cup from the Coffee Unmounted Sheet was also stamped with Paris Dusk Memento Ink on two different cardstocks.  These were fussy cut and paper pieced.  This was centered on a white doily, die cut with Marianne DesignCreatables Designer Doily die.  Several small flowers, die cut with Sue Wilson's Camellia Open die, were added along with jewels.

When your week gets crazy, sit and have a cup of tea, hopefully with a friend.

E. Marie

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Every Day is a Gift

Hello! It is designer April here today from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are having a good day. Well, it is certainly beach weather, so I have a beach card to show you where I used the new Oxide Distress inks for the background.

I swiped yellow, green and blue colors directly on the card using the ink pads. I then spritzed the top of the card with water and let the water run down the card to blend the colors. I stamped the new stamp called Relaxing in the Sand on top and colored using my Zig markers. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted stamp sheet. I paper pieced the sun and added clear sparkle embossing powder to it for shimmer. You can see the sparkle better in the picture below.

You still have a few days left to join the challenge for this month. We would love to see your creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Remember every day is a gift and I hope you will truly have a great day!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Under the Sea - Adding sparkle to Distress Oxide backgrounds

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  If you are having any trouble getting results you like with your Distress Oxide backgrounds, I humbly suggest adding some sparkle.

The easiest way I have found to do this is to use Perfect Pearls mica powders.  This background was made starting with the same technique Tim Holtz has shown in many videos.  Smush your ink onto your surface, spritz with water and drag the paper through it.  Dry in between and repeat.  This is my twist on the technique, when you have your color down, get a bit of perfect pearls powder and add some water.  Use a brush and flick it all over your background.  At this point, I hope you will see your matte background come alive, like they did for me.

For this background I used two colors of gold Perfect pearls.  I love how it looks at different angles.  I used a lovely shell stamp from the Beach Unmounted Sheet and colored it with alcohol markers.  It was the absolute perfect thing to add the suggestion to my Clean and Simple "underwater scene."  The sentiment is from Sentiment Sheet 1.

Thanks so much for coming by! Hope you will come back often to see inspiration from the entire design team!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Can't get enough summer!

Hi Guys! Jen here from The Scrap Shack bringing you another beautiful card using the summer scenes stamps from Just For Fun! Today's card uses the "Grey Heron at Waters Edge" stamp as the main part and then I decided to top it off with the "May your day be filled..." sentiment stamp, which is not a new stamp but it's still a goody and it pairs perfectly with our newer ones. 

So enough chatter, let's get to this card. 

Is that not one of the best stamps you have seen in a while! I love it! The best news is that Just For Fun released a few of these "summer scene" stamps and they are all just as fabulous. 

So for this card I started off with some CTMH ombre paper and then I simply added items from my stash, like those layered scallops. I stamped the image in a black ink and then colored it in using alcohol markers. I also added that sentiment to the white layer, prior to attaching it to the base. 

Since I love the look of a framed image I took some Lagoon ink and inked all around edges of the white paper. Again using a couple more items from my stash I attached some brown ribbon and a few embellishments from that same CTMH paper line. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you were inspired to head out and create something beautiful. If you would like to see some more of my projects you can jump on over to my blog and say "Hello!" 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fireworks Fun

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've created some fun projects using some amazing stamps.

Since we are near the 4th of July, I wanted to create some party cups that could be displayed on the party table.

These paper bowls were perfect to stamp the Fireworks stamp around.  There are 3 fireworks on the stamp so I inked them in assorted colors of ink, similar to what you might see when the fireworks go off.

I repeatedly inked the stamp and stamped it around the bowls until the bowls were covered.  Wouldn't these be a wonderful party gift for friends and family?

Next, I again used the Fireworks stamp to create 2 different cards.

I stamped one panel with yellow, red and orange fireworks then stamped a second panel with blue, red and purple fireworks.  I used sentiments from the Sentiments 1 stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nautical Father's Day Card

Hello!  Design Team member, Heidi, here today!  I want to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father's Day!

The card I made for the occasion uses stamps from the Beach Unmounted Sheet stamp set.  It is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  For the main panel, I stamped the two seahorses in grey ink on patterned paper, then colored them with light blue marker.  The edges were sponged in light blue ink and then I added a navy mat.

The striped patterned paper was altered to add the cute ship wheel stamp with light blue ink.  I added a shell for my embellishment that was stamped on patterned paper and fussy cut.  After stamping Happy Father's Day, I added a brad and some enamel dots to finish the card off.

Hope you will join in our June Challenge, the theme is For the Guys!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Life is Better Around the Campfire

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or in winter. ~ Henry David Thoreau

It's even better with S'MORES!


I altered a rubber stamp to feature the JFF campfire rubber stamp and added the words "eat a s'more" with some tiny font stamps from my personal stash.

I combined two sketches for this challenge, the Mojo Monday #500 and Club Scrap's 6-2017 Idea Deck Challenge, to create my card. The inside features a pop-up using the camp laundry stamp image.

There's still lots of room for another sentiment or a note!

This month's challenge theme is For the Guys!

Click here to join our monthly challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps! We'd love to see what you create!

        Wendy Bellino

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Sweets...

Summer has begun and one of the favorite ways to enjoy summer is to eat ice cream! It's cool and refreshing. My card reflects a little summer nibble.
The stamps I used are as follows:  Hot Fudge SundaeStrawberry Cone and Vanilla Shake. These are such fun stamps, easy to color up and use in your summer or sweet cards. Shop the store for these are other fun and unique stamps.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Adirondack Sunset - My Happy Place!

The heat is here and my favorite place to spend time is at the beach.  I love the feel of the sand on my bare feet and the breeze coming off of the ocean.  The Adirondack Sunset image, used on today’s card, definitely shows my happy place.

The background was created using the new Distress Oxide Inks.   Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans, and Vintage Photo Oxide Inks were sponged on white cardstock.  The stamp image was lightly spritzed with water and stamped onto the inked background.  This was dried with a heat tool and then the image was stamped a second time with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

After stamping the sentiment, Secrets in the Sand, across the front, the image was added to layers of blue and yellow and designer cardstock.

Where is your happy place?

E. Marie

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Hi! It is designer April here. Father's Day is approaching so have you made your Father's Day cards yet? Check out all our neat stamps that you can use for your Father's Day cards! This stamp reminds me so much of my dad and his 1956 Chevy. This is stamp is actually a 1957 Chevy but my dad had the 1956 model. He must have loved that car because he had it for 18 years! I remember when the horn went out on it and he had a new horn installed where you pushed a button on the side of the steering wheel column. I was so embarrassed because it sounded like someone blowing his nose! LOL! I also remember that there were a few holes in the floorboard too. The car was a mint green color with black and white textured seats.

So in honor of Dad, I colored this car mint green using colored pencils and Gamsol. I used a silver paint pen for the "chrome" on the car. Textured paper was used for the background that reminds me of the car's interior. I used some metal tape and ran it through an embossing folder and adhered it to the card. I stamped and embossed the saying from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet, onto black card stock and cut out a banner. My dad has passed away, but I will always have fond memories of him and his Chevy!

Don't forget to join in this month's challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to our store!

I hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, June 9, 2017

StampFest Summer Prize Giveaway!

StampFest Summer
Prize Giveaway!

We are so excited for our Summer Event to arrive -- just three weeks away on July 1-2 -- that we are in a very giving mood! If you live in Florida or will be in Florida during this time frame come out and join us for all of the FUN!

We are giving away a $20 gift certificate for one winner to use on merchandise at the Stampers Anonymous booth at StampFest Summer!

Since you are receiving this newsletter, you are already entered for the chance to win! We would love it if you would let all your crafty friends know about our stamping, scrapbooking, and papercrafting conventions, by forwarding this newsletter to them so they can sign up to receive them from us and also be entered for this giveaway!

The winner will be chosen by Random.org on Wednesday, June 14 and will be notified via email, so don't delay getting the word out!

If you are not yet registered for our Summer Event
you can find ticket information HERE.

If you already have your convention ticket and would like to make the most of your crafty time away from home, check out the classes we are offering HERE, which begin Thursday, June 29 at 4pm and run through Saturday evening, July 1st.

We look forward to seeing you at StampFest Summer 2017!

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