Friday, August 31, 2018

JFF August 2018 Challenge - Stripes

 It's the first of the month and we have a new challenge for you!


Our winner for the July challenge, chosen by random.org, is Theresa Pollack at Theresa's Studio!


Congratulations Theresa! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com to claim your prize!


 Now for some STRIPES inspiration from the JFF Design Team

April
Heidi 
Please welcome our new team member Lisa! 
Lisa
Marie
Roni
Steph
Wendy

You have until: 
Friday, August 31th at  9:00 PM  (EST)
to enter with the Linky Tool below!

Don't have a blog, but you want to join the challenge? No problem, you can link from FacebookPinterest or Instagram! Click HERE for instructions!

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 gift certificate 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 up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

We would love to have you play along!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Wander

Happy Thursday! I really love sun burst images and decided to created my own sun image stamp with simple craft foam. Using acrylic paint I created several background images using the block printing method. I think this lighthouse silhouette matches perfectly with the sun burst. Add black Nuvo drops on the birds to add dimension. For extra sparkle add clear glitter Nuvo drops to the "WANDER" die cut letters. 
Just for Fun stamp. Club Scrap papers, ribbon. Tim Holtz word die. Tonic Nuvo. 

Don't forget to join in this month's Stripe Challenge! We would love to see your projects. You may even win a gift certificate to the Just For Fun store

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

It's Your Day by Steph

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps from the store to create my card. 


I love this Landscape Tag stamp.  It has a fun collage look which lends itself to assorted colors of inks.


I matted the tag with kraft cardstock then added it to the card which was wrapped with twine.


The sentiment is from Sentiments 1 and was added to the left side.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, August 13, 2018

Friend




Alcohol Inks are in again and so fun to play with.  I used these, along with the Peacock Feather stamp, to create the background for today’s card.



Several colors of Alcohol Ink were applied with an Alcohol Ink Applicator to white glossy cardstock.  Alcohol Blending Solution was applied directly to the Peacock Feather stamp and the image was stamped on top of this background.  This was repeated several times and then lightly buffed with a soft cloth.  This removed enough of the ink to create a subtle design.



The background piece was layered on blue and black cardstock layers.  The top portion of the So Glad sentiment was stamped in black on white cardstock and the word FRIENDS was die cut beneath it.  This strip was layered along the bottom.  The word was die cut again from the blue cardstock and popped up over the previous die cut word.

Thank you for stopping by.


E. Marie

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Fishing Is The Life For Me

Hello! This is designer April here. I want to show you a card that I used with a brand new stamp! This card is so fitting for my husband. We purchased a new boat this year and he has really enjoyed fishing off shore. We have eaten so many good fresh fish including mahi mahi, grouper, trigger fish, red and black snapper and wahoo!


I pulled out this fun background from my stash where I had dotted some white and blue acrylic paint onto purple card stock, then placed another piece of card stock over the paint and peeled the two pieces apart. The result was these wavy lines that reminded me of the ocean. I made a slit along the waves at the bottom using an exacto knife and placed the boat image down in the slit. The boat was colored using Tumbled Glass Distress ink and a water brush. I stamped the fun new saying at the top of the card.

This card also goes along with this month's challenge theme -- stripes. We would love for you to join the challenge! You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

April

                             
                                       Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ice Cold Lemonade

It’s the dog days of summer, and never is there another time that ice-cold lemonade tastes so good. I used the Cool Drink stamp for my card today - creating three fun flavors to wish for.  


I also used the citrus slice stamps to create a subtle background on the yellow paper.  I used yellow distress oxide ink.  These stamps are designed to work with the canning jar stamp line, but they go perfectly with the Cool Drink stamp, too.


Thanks for your visit today!  Come back again soon for more inspiration from the JFF Design team!

~~Heidi @My Little Stamping Blog

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Here's The Scoop

Hi, it is designer April here today. I hope you are enjoying your day! Who doesn't like ice cream on a very hot summer day? I know I do. I have loved ice cream since I was a little girl. I remember listening for the ice cream truck and running to get a popsicle. I always got the double ice popsicles because you got more for your money. LOL!


I used the Strawberry Cone stamp from Just For Fun on this card. Homemade strawberry ice cream is sooooo good! Yum! I colored the cone with Spectrum Noir alcohol marker and colored with a clear Wink of Stella pen over the ice cream for some sparkle. The saying was stamped and cut out using the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die. I ran the pink card stock through a dotted swiss embossing folder and used strawberry patterned paper at the bottom. 

Don't forget to join in this month's challenge! The theme is stripes. We would love to see what you create! You might even win a gift certificate to the store.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a wonderful day and keep cool!

April



Monday, August 6, 2018

Thank You Card - Stamped Background

Happy Monday, D/T member Jen here with a wonderful Fall Thank You card. 

You know, one of the most awesome things about being part of such a wonderful JFF Design Team is the ability to create with all of their stamps and every couple of months we as the DT receive our favorite stamps in the mail. I love this happiest of happy mail days and I wanted to mention that because today I am going to show off one of my new favorite fall stamps. 


This stamp is part of the "Leaves and Trees" family of stamps and of course offers that Just For Fun detail that only their stamps have. Seriously, this stamp was so easy to color and shade in because the stamp itself holds all of the details, the only thing you really need to do is color and blend. 

To create that background I used the "Random Stamping" technique. For this technique you simply stamp in a triangular pattern, using an ink color that was slightly darker than my cardstock, to create a "random" effect on the background. Make sure to stamp some off the paper to add an even more "random" feel. 


I then took that same stamp and stamped it multiple times onto a piece of white, using a green ink. After I fussy cut out the leaves I colored them in using watercolor pencils and my blender pen. I adhered them all together then tied a twine around it. 


Once this piece was attached to the kraft front, using glue dots, I then attached the front to the card base. 

I do not have many "title" dies so a while back I cut out a whole bunch of sentiments onto white cardstock using basic fonts in Cricut Design Space. I took 2-3 of the "thanks" ones and adhered them on top of each other, this gave the sentiment a little height. 


Finally I accessorized using little green and brown foil leaves. I got these in a swap but I am pretty sure its a sort of thanksgiving table confetti (...who knows but it's great for this card!)

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project. 

~ D/T Jen  ~

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Have a "Tee"-rific Birthday!

I just received some of the new Summer 2018 stamps (available in the store soon!) and of course I had to use them! 
My first card features a female golfer silhouette, a golf themed birthday sentiment and a fun bridge fold that will fold flat for mailing in an A-2 sized envelope.

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Club Scrap card stock, JFF Stamps image and sentiment, Cricut Everyday Pop Up Cards golf flagstick and golf ball.

I still had scraps of card stock out and decided to make another golf themed card using the male golf silhouette image. I got my new Club Scrap Ivy League kit yesterday and the card kit instructions that are included with the kit featured a fun double angled pocket card.
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I used the male golf silhouette image on one of the nested inserts and the "tee"-rific birthday sentiment on the other.

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The kit came with some tiny tassel embellishements and a fleur de lis filigree charm. I created a small cluster with the elements and tied them together with some waxed linen thread.

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Check out what the rest of the JFF Design Team has created HERE and join us for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps. I'll look for you in the gallery!

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Gentle Breezes

Happy Thursday!  Welcome to my very first solo blog posting for Just for Fun Rubber Stamps! I'm super thrilled to share my card with you. 

With the temperatures being over 100 degrees and the air quality terrible, I've found myself indoors stamping and coloring.  I've recently purchased Chameleon color pencils and am in love with the two blending colors in each pencil. They blend like butter and I have yet to break a tip. 

I've been on an easel card kick lately.  I had quite a few 12x12 papers that needed to be trimmed to 8.5x11.  I took the left over piece and trimmed off 2 inches horizontally and scored the 3.5 x 10 piece at 5 and 8.  This card uses the Passport Stamp Background by Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and a soon to be released sentiment stamp. 


Just For Fun stamps. Unknown bonjour die. Sizzix heart die. Club Scrap papers and ribbon. Tonic Nuvo drops. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day. 


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

JFF July 2018 Color Challenge - Red, White & Blue


It's the first of the month and we have a new challenge for you!


Our winner for the June challenge, chosen by random.org, is Diane Geer at Serenity Lane Designs


Congratulations Diane! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com to claim your prize!

Now, for some red, white and blue inspiration from our design team!

April

Heidi


Marie

Roni

Steph

Wendy


You have until: 

Tuesday, July 31th at  9:00 PM  (EST)

to enter with the Linky Tool below!

Don't have a blog, but you want to join the challenge? No problem, you can link from FacebookPinterest or Instagram! Click HERE for instructions!

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 gift certificate 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 up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

We would love to have you play along!




Saturday, July 28, 2018

Pretty Poppy

Hi! It is designer April here today. I want to show you a card I made with this pretty poppy stamp called Gathering Pollen. I tried growing some poppy anemones this Spring, but they did not do well. I think poppies are so pretty with their bright red color.



For this card I used a Marianne embossing folder, that also cut out some areas, to make a frame for the poppy. I adhered it to black card stock and then to the white card base. The poppy and bee were colored using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

You still have a few days to join the challenge. The challenge is to use red, white and blue colors. We hope to see you there.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

April
Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Fly Like an Eagle


As July winds down I wanted to share a couple more eagle cards with you...first America the Beautiful using one of the two lovely new Eagle stamps (avaiable soon) is a bit of change on the red, white and blue theme substituting yellow/gold instead. 


The second card is paired with the stamp - Pines Along Stream Silhouette to create a beautiful scene. These eagle stamps are fun to use, so versatile and oh so regal!

Have a great day ~
Ink Stained Roni

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In Appreciation......

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps from the store to create my card. 


I created a pinwheel from Rinea Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Using a flower and brad, I attached it to a paper straw.  Finally, I adhered the pinwheel to the card.



A sweet sentiment from Sentiments 3 was stamped on white cardstock and matted with red cardstock then adhered to the card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, July 23, 2018

Scenic Lighthouse




I am partial to scenic lighthouse images and Just For Fun has this lovely Lighthouse image.  It is a simple design and I decide to add just a little enhancement for this card.



The Lighthouse was stamped on watercolor paper.  Using Kuretake ZIG Watercolor Brush Pens, a little color was added to the sand, grass, and the lighthouse.  I did not want to distract from the image, itself.



I recently purchased a pad of Graphic 45’s Sun Kissed Design Paper and this was perfect for the background layers.  I love the sea turtles.

Thank you for stopping by.  Don’t forget there is still time to enter the July monthly challenge of Red, White, and Blue.  Get the detail and enter your project on the blog, here.