Saturday, August 31, 2019

Retro Swimsuits

Hello from designer, Heidi.  I have one last summer card to share with you.  I love these Vintage Swimsuits and just had to paper piece them. I think I would totally wear this style suit with these fun patterns!

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Have a blast ...

Hi everyone Steph here today sharing a new card using some great stamps available from the store to create my card.  

Using a stencil, I created the background.  After inking the panel with brown ink, I added the panel to a green card.

The Daisy was stamped and fussy cut, then colored with Memento Markers. I placed it atop a large oval that was added to the center of the card.

The phrase was stamped, matted and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, August 17, 2019

Calm Seas

Hello! I hope you are having a good day. It is April here showing you a card I made using the Pelican On Piling Silhouette  and Wishing You Calm Seas stamps.

I made this background a few weeks ago by mixing white glitter acrylic paint with some Oxide sprays on my craft mat. I smooshed the card stock in this mixture. I love the texture that it gave to the background. I stamped the image over the background and added blue enamel splats for interest.

Our challenge this month is -- Dog Days of Summer. We hope you will join in.

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

Stampwilly Designs

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Whisper to the Butterfly

 Hi everyone Steph here today sharing a new card using some great stamps available from the store to create my card. 

The Cattails image was stamped with brown ink on blue cardstock.  In the center, I added a large dark blue oval and stamped the Up Up @ Away stamp on a white oval.  The panel was added to a dark  dark blue card.

Butterflies were punched from Rinea Foiled Papers and added around the oval center.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

July Challenge Winner and Announcement

Thanks so much to all of the ladies who participated in last month's challenge! We enjoyed seeing your fun watery creations. The winner of the "By the Water" challenge (chosen by Random Name Picker) is Lynn McAuley!

Congratulations Lynn! Please contact to claim your prize!

Over the past several years, the JFF Rubber Stamps Design Team has shared their creative talents with our readers. The team was created to inspire our customers and readers via blogging content throughout the month. Sadly, JFF Stamps has decided to discontinue the design team and monthly challenges. We’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the JFF Design Team for its amazing contributions of inspiration and our readers for sharing your art with us! 

You can find more about JFF Stamps on Facebook and Instagram and click here to shop in the online store. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

JFF July 2019 Challenge - At the Shoreline!

Hello from design team member, Heidi! 
Summer is in whole swing in my neck of the woods, and my favorite place to be this time of year is by the water. I prefer lakes, but maybe you prefer the beach or a river? 
That is why I picked “By the Water” as the theme for the July Challenge, which I am hosting. 

Before we share our Design Team inspiration, we'd like to congratulate the winner of our June challenge...Rijacki!

5. Rijacki: Merci

Please contact within 10 days to claim your prize.

Just for Fun has so many wonderful water and beach themed stamps. Please check out the wonderful cards below, all made by the Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Design Team





You have until:
Tuesday, August  5th 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 Facebook, Pinterest 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!

Sunday, August 4, 2019


There is just a little time left for our By the Water Challenge.  Hope you have had a chance to enter!  If not, click over here to the challenge to submit your entry. 

I’d like to share this flamingo card as one last By the Water card.  These are so fun and summery. I have a friend with an August Birthday who is going to love them.  I colored this stamp with markers and then added loose pink and blue glitter to certain parts of the image. It is fun!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the flamingos in light pink and put this fun sentiment over top. It leaves just enough room to put a little greeting inside.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Many Thanks

Hi! It is April here today. I am showing an easy way to use this Friends Are Flowers stamp without having to color a lot. Sometimes I do not want to spend the time to color every detail!

I used the smoosh technique to add Distress ink colors to the background. I stamped over the colors and brought out some of the flowers using my Spectrum Noir glitter markers. Sequins were added to the centers of the large flowers. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a wonderful day!

Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Spread Your Wings

Happy Thursday!  Can you believe it's August already?!

With the hot summer days upon us, I find myself indoors coloring and staying cool.  I recently received this adorable flamingo stamp and just couldn't wait to use it.  Add some lightweight, fun  feathers for a perfect embellishment. Don't forget a catchy sentiment

 Just for Fun rubber stamps. Recollections feathers. Club Scrap papers. Chameleon colored pencils. Queen & Co. pearls.

There's still time to join us for our "By the Water" challenge.  You have until August 5th to link up your water themed cards for a chance to win a Just for Fun store gift certificate. 

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Life's A Beach!

Oh how I love the beach! The beach was our family vacation destination every year. It is hit and miss getting us all together now that we are all grown up, but my Dad still plans a trip. Even if I can't make it, I love to see all the pictures of the fun! 

JFF Stamps Surf"s Up stamp image and Calm Seas sentiment. 
I made a simple card today - the Surf's Up silhouette stamp is perfect all by itself! The Calm Seas sentiment probably wasn't the best choice for a surfing scene, but I made the choice and I'm sticking to it. The gold embossing on the dark background with the gold pearl accents is pleasing to me... *sigh* I can almost smell the salt water now! 

There's still time to join the July Challenge!

Link up for a chance to shop at JFF Stamps!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Flamingos in Paradise

Hi everyone Steph here today sharing a new card using some great stamps available from the store to create my card. 

Using the Beach Flamingos, I inked them with Versafine Clair Ink in Purple Delight and used Versafine Clair Warm Breeze for the water.

Inking the panel with the same colors, I matted it with purple cardstock.

The Paradise sentiment was stamped with Warm Breeze and matted with purple cardstock before being added to the card.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 22, 2019

Sweet Birthday Wishes

If you are like me, there is always a need for birthday cards, so I am sharing the latest one I created for a friend. 

The Floral Wreath image was colored with Tombow markers.  The yellow card background was created with a die cut and then layered on Persimmon cardstock.  To create more dimension I chose to die cut a window and layer this over the image.  The same circle die and a slightly larger scalloped circle die were used to create the border around the window.  If you wanted a less labor intensive version, you could simply die cut the image with a circle die and layer on a scalloped die cut and add to the card front.  I also chose to have the bow at the top of the floral wreath.

The sentiment, Sweet Birthday Wishes, was stamped in black on a hand cut banner and layered across the image.  This helped fill the open window without covering up to much of the lovely floral wreath.

Have a great week.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Beachy Engagement Card

Hello from design team member, Heidi. My very good friend just recently got engaged, and he asked her at the beach!  Her happy place.  So, naturally, I wanted to make a themed engagement card to congratulate the happy couple. 

I stamped my shells from the beach unmounted sheet in different neutral colors of Versafine ink, cut them out,  and colored them with sponges and distress inks.  Before that distress ink dried all the way, I brushed on some different colors of Perfect Pearls.  Then I set the Perfect Pearls by spritzing them with water.  

You can see that the background was made by tearing papers and then layering them to look like the sea and the sand.  The sand is kraft paper that I stamped with the tattered screen background stamp. The water is a double-sided blue cardstock I had in my scrap box.

Since I was hand delivering this card, I added lots of bling. I thought the gems and pearls looks very bridal and pretty.  

Don’t forget that JFF’s Monthly Challenge is By the Water!  I hope you will share a card with us, and there is a gift certificate up for grabs!   The linkup is here.

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Dragonfly Dreams

Hi, it is April again showing you a card I made using this beautiful Modern Dragonfly stamp.

I stamped the dragonfly onto acetate and colored the back side with regular and pearl alcohol inks. The dragonfly was fussy cut and adhered to the background. The background was made by spritzing an embossing folder with water and placing it on watercolor paper. I lifted off the embossing folder and applied Color Bursts over the wet areas and let it dry. I made a banner for the saying that came from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Please join us in this month's challenge. The theme is "At The Shoreline." You might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Couples Anniversary

I am loving my Distress Oxide Inks!  I took several days of crafting to work on my blending techniques and just fell in love with this color combination inspired by Kristina Werner.  The background blending uses Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves. To complete the card I stamped the Couple at the River Edge silhouette stamp and added a title. 

Just for Fun stamp. Ranger Distress Oxide Ink and die cuts. Club Scrap papers. 

Don't forget to join us for our "By the Waves" challenge for a chance to win a Just for Fun gift certificate. 

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Drama Queen

Hurricanes are fickle and can shapeshift at the last minute.  Barry had a brief stint as a category 1 hurricane and has weakened to a tropical storm after making landfall today. No hurricane party here, just a bit of cabin fever making me a drama queen!

JFF Stamps Drama Queen stamp image and Voice of the Sea sentiment . Club Scrap card stock. 

If you have some time to craft this weekend, be sure to check out our July challenge

Link up your creation for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Adirondack Sunset

Hi everyone Steph here today sharing a new card using some great stamps available from the store to create my card.  

Using the Adirondack Sunset stamp, I colored it with Copic Markers.  As it looks like a postcard, I matted it with blue cardstock before adding it to my card.

Wishing you calm seas stamp is a wonderful stamp I use often on my summer cards.  I matted the phrase and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, July 8, 2019

Silhouettes and Brushos

E. Marie here sharing a card created with Brushos and the Floral Silhouette stamp.  Solid stamps are great for dark silhouettes but also provide a great surface to add bright, colorful Brushos.

You can add Brushos by adding directly to stamp and then spritzing or you can paint them on.  I chose to make a rich paint in a pallet for each color and add to the stamp surface with a paint brush.  This was then stamped onto white cardstock.

The “bouquet of wishes” sentiment is from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.  This was stamped below the image with Distress Oxide Ink.

Have a great weekend and try to stay cool!