Friday, March 29, 2013

Jelly Beans?

Good almost Friday.  This is Nancy and  happy to show you this card made from Just For Fun Stamps.  I thought I would sneak in just one more Easter card.  This card is dedicated to my son who just loves jelly beans.  You could put anything in place of the jelly beans.  It makes a quick card for any occasion.  Enjoy and as always I love to read your comments.

Supplies used were the jelly bean stamp as well as the Do I smell jelly beans? stamp.  3 different card stock paper, pink ribbon, black ink, pastel inks, and 3 pink pearls.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Tropical Breezes Card

Good evening blogging friends!
It is almost Friday - are you ready? I am!!

Today I want to share a card with you I made with some of the
new releases from Just For Fun Stamps. 
I love all the new tropical theme stamps!
I have used Irregular Frame 6  stamp and overlay, Wind Swept Palms 
and Wishing you a day sentiment.

I used gesso from Faber-Castell® to create the sand. I mixed micro-beads and 
spray-ink with the gesso to get the texture and color I wanted.

My other supplies are: Die Cuts With A View papers, Prima flowers, twine from The Twinery,  
Stampin' Up punch, Tsukineko inks, Glue Dots®, and seam binding.
I also used my sewing machine for added texture. 

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful weekend

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Eggs Wrapped in Spring Colors


Spring is finally here even though it doesn't seem like it.  Can you believe Easter is already this weekend, too?  I am so anxious for the nice weather.  I created this card to celebrate the arrival of both Easter and spring.  I chose to use my Prisma  pencils to color the eggs in the bright spring colors of orange, yellow, pinks and greens.  I, then, matched the paper to the eggs to add even more color.  Our challenge this week was to use this great sketch so I did my take on it and used the swiss dot embossing folder to create a texture to represent area formed by the division of the line in the sketch and then added the background mats for the ovals to highlight the Traditional Easter Basket stamp.  I added 3 adhesive stones to the top to fill the empty space that was made there when I embossed only half the paper.  Now,with this card, I'm ready for spring and Easter to receive all of the great goodies in my basket.

Be sure to go over to the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps website to see all of the great stamps they carry.  You won't be able to resist buying one, two, three or more!  They are all great stamps and make great gifts especially in an Easter basket.   

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Poppies and Sketch #3

Welcome to spring, everyone!
Celine here, with a mixed-media card I made using a sketch provided by design team member Linda.
I used a variety of scrapbook papers, waterproof inks and pens, and paints.  I finished it off with three sparkly cabochons.
Stamps Used: Gathering Pollen

Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Basket

Good Morning! Nancy Y here today with an Easter card created with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. I used a fun sketch by DT member Linda and some designer papers to begin my card, then I used the Traditional Easter Basket stamp in place of the oval elements, colored it with watercolors, added some twine, a button, and a tiny tag stamped with the Happy Easter sentiment stamp. Next I used a little dimensional glue and fairy dust glitter on the grass. I finished the card with a few small gems.
 Supplies Used:

Prisma Watercolors
Dimensional Glue
Fairy Dust Glitter
Small Gems
Tiny Tag
Designer Paper

Have A Very Happy Easter!!!
Nancy xx :D

Friday, March 22, 2013

He is Risen - Sketch #3

Today I wanted to share the card inspired by Sketch #3
The sketch....

And my card...

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Used:
Hope you have a blessed day!
Ink Stained Roni

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Thinking of you

Besides the sketch we had to use here at JFF, we could do anything else too. So I decided to try my hands at a little Triple Stamping. (You can find directions over at SplitCoastStampers) I also changed the oval part of the sketch to a rectangle because of this technique. I used G3582 Easter Cross and colored it with copics and used a white gel pen for the middle of the flowers.

Inky Hugs,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Easter Tree

A little Easter decorating before the big day....
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps used:
How's your decorating coming???

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Luv U Bunnies

Hi Everyone
Janine here, and I'd like to share a card with you based on the sketch designed by fellow design team member Linda Knox.

I stamped the Luv u Bunnies with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink then colored them in with Copic markers E21, 23, 25, 27 and R81. I matted them on Spellbinders Classic and Floral Oval die templates. 
I inked the edges of the floral oval and the embossed background with Vintage Photo ink. 

I hope these cute bunnies make your day warm and fuzzy!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Jelly Beans

Good Monday morning everyone.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  Today I have for you the cutest bunnies ever from Just For Fun.  And who can resist a bunny this time of year.  We had a sketch to follow this week and I tried to the best of my ability.  I am a rebel and changed it just a bit.  Please enjoy and have a fantastic week.

Supplies used for this project:

Do I smell jelly beans?
Green, orange and white cardstock
Black Momento ink
3 Green pearls
Orange Ribbon
and a touch of pink for the nose.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Just Because I Love You

Good afternoon blogging friends!
Are you ready for the weekend? I am,, I have
so much to get done. I am ready to take advantage of
the beautiful spring weather and get some plants in the ground.

Today it is my turn to share a project and I have made a card with the 
fabulous sketch created by Linda
I made my card into a square, because I am really not that great at making rectangle cards!
I have used Traditional Easter Basket for my main image, along with Caterpillar Silhoutte 
to accent. I also used my Nesties, Tim Holtz die, seam binding, McGill and CTMH punches, bling 
from Want 2 Scrap, and my sewing machine.  I used Sketchy Grid on one of the layers in the middle.
All of my papers are Graphic 45, but they are from different lines.
 I used my Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, PITT® Pastel Pencils,
 and Metallic PITT® Artists Pens to color my images.
My sentiment is from Sentiments 3

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Just Hopping By

Good Morning.  It's Lisa with my newest project for Just for Fun.  I am so excited to be able to share my creation with you.  This following sketch is the inspiration for my card.


I started with the white card base.  I cut a mat of blue and green plaid card stock.  I added three yellow brads to the top right corner to the mat.  I added a piece of blue ribbon to the mat at a diagonal and then  added the mat to card base.  I cut another piece of white card stock and stamped Love U Bunnies (D3386) using Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the image with Copic markers. I cut out the image with an oval die cut and a die cut machine.   I cut a oval mat for the image out of yellow card stock.  I then cut a second mat of light blue card stock with a scalloped oval die and a die cut machine.  I put all three layers together and added them to the center of the card front using pop dots to adhere.  I added small pearls to the scallops.  I added a small bow to the ribbon just to the left of the stamped image.  

Just For Fun Stamps Used: 

Other Products Used:

White, Yellow, Blue card stock

Blue and Green Plaid card stock
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Spellbinders Ovals Dies
Spellbinders Scalloped Ovals Dies
 Die Cut machine 
Yellow Brads
Blue Satin Ribbon
Pearl Stones
Pop Dots
Copics: E31, E50, RV52
Finished Card Size:  8”x 5-3/8”
Thanks for Looking!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Bunny House

Celine here with a sweet paper project that you can customize to suit any number of occasions.  Since Easter is fast-approaching, I've used Love U Bunnies as the main image, and lots of pastels throughout.

To begin, you'll need a template that you can find here by Cathe Holden.  Print the template on medium-weight card stock.  I enlarged it to 150%  of its original size before printing.   

Next, I enlarged and printed the templates for the individual panels onto regular bond paper.
Cut out the individual panels, and start decorating!  I stamped a variety of images, layering them in sage green and light lavender inks.  For the roof panels I used Postcard Background and one of the images from the 4 sided Assorted Motifs block.  For the rest of the panels I used Skeleton Leaf, Winter Landscape, Tree in Winter, and Fern.
Part-way through gluing the panels onto the model
Use a stylus or other scoring tool to score the house template where indicated by dashed lines.  Carefully cut out the model using the solid lines as your guide.  Glue the stamped panels to the model (I glued mine to the back side so the guide lines wouldn't show).
Decorative panels are glued into place.

Once everything has been glued into place, flip the model over and put adhesive on the sections indicated in the photograph.  Fold these parts so that they stick to the underside of the roof panels, thus creating the roof-overhang in the final project.
Flip model over, and add glue where indicated.
 Next, add adhesive to the tab connected to what will become the side of the house.  With appropriate folding, gluing and tucking, you will end up with a miniature paper house.  I added Love U Bunnies to the side of the house and had to restrain myself from adding more and more--it's easy to get carried away!

You may glue the roof ridge and bottom flap shut or leave them as is.  If you decide not to glue them shut, you'll be able to collapse the house flat for mailing.
I left the roof ridge un-glued.
Ready for mailing!
I must warn you:  Making these houses is addictive in the best possible way.  Scale the template up or down, add glitz, glitter or bling to the final construction, cut windows, or whatever your imagination dreams up!

Approximate finished size for project shown here: 2" x 2" x 4"

Other Supplies Used:
template by Cathe Holden
various dye-based inks in pastel colors
Prismacolor Colored Pencils