Monday, November 30, 2015

Beautiful Sunrise...

Time for a break after all the holiday happenings over the weekend.  I thought this lovely calming sunrise was just the ticket....

JFF Stamps used - Birch Trees and Scratch Evergreens

I started off by stamping the birch trees on a piece of plain white cardstock.  I then covered each tree with a layer of Crystal Lacquer.  After the CL had dried I applied several colors of ink to the back ground.  I then wiped off the excess ink from the trees, trimmed & matted it.  I stamped the scratch evergreens several times on a larger piece of white cardstock, mounted it on the card then mounted the birch image over top.  

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Ink Stained Roni

Oak and Maple leaf

This card is what I call a circle closure card because you use circle and oval dies to hold the card closed.  The elm leaf is stamped on the brown card with VersaMark ink for a tone on tone effect.  For the main leaf (oak/maple) first I colored the cardstock with my blending tool with at least three different colors of distress inks then stamp the main leaf over the colors with black ink.  Next step is to fussy cut the leaf and mount it on the oval die with foam mounting tape or pop dots.  To see how to put this card together please watch my video.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
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thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

An Old Fashioned Bubbly Christmas

Hi everyone can you believe that it is already the end of November.  With Thanksgiving over if you are like me from now until Christmas you will be busy with last minute projects. Today I have a quick card to share with you. It took longer for the Dimensional Magic to dry and for me to get some decent photos than to make the card itself.

When I saw the Bubble Light stamp I knew I had to have it as it brings back childhood memories. It was fun coloring it and creating this card.

I love playing and remembered years ago making backgrounds using shaving cream and left over soap dyes from the days when I used to make my own soap. Recently on a rainy day I decided to play with shaving cream and a couple of Distress Reinkers. Picture details are on my blog

 The focal point is stamped with Forest Green Stazon ink and then used a glitter embossing powder just on the greenery. Alas the sparkle doesn't show in the photo. I used the gelatos like paint on the greenery and the candle. The base of the bubblier was colored with a couple of color pencils. Then Liquitex Iridescent Medium brushed over it. The Gold Mod Podge Dimensional Magic was only applied to the tube part. I wish you could see this in person as it really looks like a glass tube. I love the specks of gold glitter.

I originally cut my stamped image out in an oval but didn't like it as it covered up too much of the background. So ended up cutting it free form.

Sometimes it is difficult to photograph things that sparkle and that was the case with the sentiment so I tried to get a closeup.There are a few different Merry Christmas stamps and this is the Merry Christmas stamp I liked the best. I stamped on vellum with Forrest Green Stazon Ink and then used Holographic embossing powder. I love how the sentiment turned out and the vellum allows the background to show through.

Are you busy making cards?

Thank you for stopping by and do come back to see what is happening around here.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Vintage Christmas Card

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!  I have been so excited to share this card today.  It was so much fun to make.  I hope you take some time off from your shopping today and make a card or two also!
Maybe you can get all those cards made that you want to send to friends and family this year!

This card makes me think of Christmas Vacation, my favorite Christmas movie ever!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Heidi

Used to make this card:
Just For Fun Stamps:
F3510 Getting The Tree
D2568 Happy Holidays

I used white paper that I made the same width as the card itself and I tore the edges to make it look like snow peaks, then covered just the torn part with glue and sprinkled with glitter.  Once those were dry, I stacked them on top of each other and taped them down to my background.
I used Archival Jet Black Ink and Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise
I used distress markers to color my car and tree and people.
I used Stikels in Red to go around my Happy Holidays that I cut in half.
I attached the car and sentiment to the card with foam mounting tape.
I used Wink Of Stella for the headlights and chrome on the car to make it shinny.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

This may be a little late, but Happy Thanksgiving from the Oregon coast.  Sunny & cold!

My favorite technique:  Versamark with Clear Embossing Powder Stamptangle Maple Leaf (E3860) and Stamptangle Oak Leaf (F3850)
I sponged on white cardstock several Fall color inks.  When it was dry I placed a white sheet of plain typing paper over the cardstock (do they still use that term?) & ran a hot iron over it.  It melts the embossed image on to the paper leaving a white image on the sponged cardstock.  It also works with Alcohol Inks on glossy cardstock.
Last, but not least the two leaves were stamped with Old Olive Ink, sponged with several color Fall inks, & cut out.  The sentiment is from my all time favorite Sentiments 1 Unmounted (UM57018).  If you can't find the right sentiment for a card, I don't know where you will.
I hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful one.  Now let's get on to Christmas...Ho Ho Ho!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wake up...and Smell the Coffee!

Happy Wednesday all- and Happy Thanksgiving eve...hope everyone is able to spend time with their loved ones and celebrate all they are thankful for!
I am so thankful for my wonderful fiancee, my family, friends and amazing pups!  And for those of you that know me-I am thankful for COFFEE, lol!!

Today's project features three of the JFF coffee themed stamps, these are just the best!!

And I also made a set of note cards using the Coffee Background.

For all these cards, the Coffee Background was stamped onto manila card stock using Ranger Java Bean paint! Yes, paint- a technique called paint resist.  Over top I applied Ranger Distress stain Antique Linen.   I love the artistic feel of these stamps and this technique really showcases that.

The coffee pot stamp was stamped in Versafine Black, embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with silver Wink of Stella.

Thanks so much for joining me today and again I wish everyone a very Happy Turkey Day!
Embrace Imperfection!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Holiday Trunk Show!

Ft. Myers, Florida
Just For Fun Holiday Trunk Show

Come out and join us:
SATURDAY—DECEMBER 5, 201510:00 am-2:00 pm
Hyatt Place Coconut Point
Meeting Room

23120 Via Villagio
Estero, FL 33928
                            This is a FREE EVENT!
We will have lots of stamps for you to purchase
and Make It Take It projects for you to enjoy.

We will be serving light refreshments and Lots of Fun.
 Information: 727-376-6289

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello!!! Kim B here today!

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!  We are not having a traditional Thanksgiving this year so I have a card that is not quite a traditional card for Thanksgiving.

I did use fall colors.  I used a clear embossed technique for this card.  I hope you enjoy.  Its a wonderful time of year. I enjoy just looking at the stores and all the beautiful decorations.

Have a fabulous day!

Supplies:  Just for Fun Stamp:  Couple in Canoe

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas stocking

Sue here to be one of the first to wish you a Happy Holiday!  starting making my holiday cards with the stamptangle stocking that I actually embossed with gold ink and powder on red cardstock.  You have to know me to know that I haven't got out my embossing powders for years.  I fussy cut the stocking then mounted it on a couple of the tags I die cut with my Big Kick.  Had a bunch of scraps of pattern papers so I glued them to the tag to create a busy but fun background.  Tied it up with some bakers twine and adhered it to red cardstock that I ran through a candy cane embossing folder then adhered to white note card.  The saying is fussy cut then adhered to a punched out piece of red cardstock with bakers twine wrapped around it.
Thanks for stopping by.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
 visit me anytime at stamping sue

Friday, November 20, 2015

Fall leaves

Good Morning!
I am very excited about the card I'm sharing with you all today.
I am head over heels in love with the new stamps from Just For Fun,
and especially these stamptangle leaves. 
they are so much fun to stamp and color or in my case highlight. 
I used the stamptangle elm leaf for my background paper. 
I stamped at random, and then embossed with black embossing powder. 
then I added the color, pinks, oranges, and greens (with a splash of purple)
finally I took my white ink pen and filled in some of the "tangles."
then I stamped the stamptangle maple leaf and fussy cut it out.
Finally on the black background paper, I just went a little crazy with some doodles of my own.
I am in love with how this turned out, and I know those of you that are getting into the 
new lines of adult coloring books will love all the nooks and crannies of these stamps!

So have a ball, and happy fall y'all! 

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stamped Linen for your Holidays!

I know everyone thinks of holiday cards and place cards for the holidays but you can stamp lots of fun items for the holidays.  Today I wanted to share a fun way to incorporate stamping on your table with this....

Both the linen napkin and the napkin ring were stamped using JFF stamps!

The leaf was stamped and colored using Memento Luxe inks which once heat-set are permanent and safe for washing.  

Hope you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with friends and family!
All the best...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thinking of You and Giving Thanks

Hello, Friends! It's Kren here again
with fall Stamptangle images.

Today I used 
Elm Leaf D3858, 
Oak Leaf F3859, 
and Maple Leaf E3860.

Using a multi-colored ink pad, a sentiment die, 
and a banner die was all that was needed.

November is a month when we give thanks for all our blessings, 
even though I know we are thankful every day.
The card below is part of a set of "thinking of you" cards that will be sent to 
those who are always there when needed.

What a blessing to have people like that in my life!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Embossed Christmas Stocking

E. Marie here to share a quick, easy Christmas card that still looks elegant.  Some people work all year on their Christmas cards, making each one different.  Others, like me, tend to start closer to Christmas and make multiples of a few select designs.  In that case you usually want something fairly quick to put together but looks like it took longer.

This card uses the Stamptangle Stocking and the Balsam Branch images.  The stocking is stamped and heat embossed in gold and various sections colored with a red Tombow Marker.  After die cutting with Spellbinders’ Labels Eight, the Balsam Branch is stamped around the edges with Distress Ink.  This is layered on Spellbinders’ Decorative Labels Eight, die cut from gold.  Add some coordinating designer Christmas paper and a few jewels and your done!

Hope this inspires you to get those Christmas cards made.

E. Marie

Saturday, November 14, 2015

We Three Wise Men

Hi everyone Myoriah here. With Halloween over it is now time that I start getting really serious about making my Christmas cards. Especially since I like to get all my cards in the mail the first week in December. When I saw the 3 Wise Men On Camels I knew how I wanted to use it. The stamp is the perfect size to use in the Waterglobe Woodbase .

I stamped my water globe on white card stock using Ranger Archival Ink. Then I took my airbrush and used a blue and purple glitter marker. Next I took the 3 Wise Men On Camels stamp and used Ranger Archival Ink again. I used yellow ocher gouache to color the sand. I took a clear glitter pen to color thee stars. Unfortunately the gold Dimensional Magic came out heavier with the glitter on that part so they don't show. I masked the base part to try to keep the Dimensional Magic from getting on it.

The wood base of the water globe wood base was colored with a black color pencil.

I had a difficult time photographing the Opal foil transfer that I used on the embossed stars and still get a sharp image of the 3 Wise Men so below is another photo which showcases the embossed panel.. The embossing folder is by Paper Studio and I'm sure there are other star folders out there. I used purple for my embossed panel since purple is the color of Advent.

Give me thirty years and I might learn how to get good photos using glitter and shiny surfaces. ;-)

I cut my circle frame using my cutting machine. I had wanted to use a star frame but alas it did not work so now I have a star frame for another project. :-)

Thank you for stopping by and do be sure to come back to check out what other design team members do.

Stamps used:
Waterglobe Woodbase
3 Wise Men On Camels

Friday, November 13, 2015

Falling Leaves Card

Happy Fall everyone!  Heidi here with a fun Autumn card for you this Friday. It's hard to believe we are almost halfway through November already.  This time of year goes by so fast.  Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. I wanted to make a card for Thanksgiving this year.  I don't always make a card for this time of year, but the pretty colors and the crisp air has been wonderful this year and I thought I would make some cards to take to my family.
When I step out my front door every morning I see this  tree in our yard with warm purple, burgundy and orange colors, so that was my inspiration for this card.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get to make some fun cards for Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Heidi

List of Items Used 
Paper of  your choice for background
White card stock for stamping images
Jet Black Archival Ink
Tombo Markers for coloring leaves
Versa Mark Ink for Happy Autumn stamped image
Gold curly ribbon
White embossing powder
Stickles in Crystal and Copper
Just For Fun Stamps Stamps Used:
 B3428 Happy Autumn
D3858 Stamptangle Elm Leaf

You can see other things I have made over here at my blog

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Ready...

This is the first year in 3 that I can actually cook our turkey in an oven.  Meaning an oven big enough to actually hold a turkey.  Our RV oven could barely cook an 8" x 8" casserole.

To celebrate, I made a Happy Thanksgiving card which can double as an invitation, matching place card & napkin holder for the table.  Since I love cooking 15 - 20 pound turkeys we may just invite a few of the neighbors on our cul-de-sac. 

I used the Stamptangle Oak Leaf F3859 & the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet UMS 7018.  I love to stamp & cut which I did with this card.  To get the multiple colors with the stamp, I swiped 4 different colors on the stamp.  I love how each of the leaves look so different.  On the card base, I used a cut leaf as a mask & sponged around the mask.

On the place card I stamped the leaf & with an X-acto knife cut around half of the leaf & then made the tent fold.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Carafe Background and Alcohol Inks

Happy Wednesday crafters! Pam here today to share a project using the Carafe Background stamp. I love how fun yet elegant this stamp is and it makes a perfect "just because" , note card or even a thank you for the wine lover in your life!

The background was created with Ranger Alcohol Inks on glossy card stock.  Just love how these colors blend so well! 
To stamp the Carafe background onto the glossy card stock I used Ranger Archival Black ink- be sure to let it dry after stamping as it will remain a bit more wet than on regular card stock and will smudge easily.

Such a super  fun and simple card to design-and the background colors can be changed to your own liking!  The perfect technique for this fantastic stamp.

Thanks for joining me today and be sure to check back often for more great inspiration from out talented Design Team!
Embrace Imperfection

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Join us!!

The Villages, Florida
Just For Fun Trunk Show

Come out and join us:

SATURDAY—NOVEMBER 14, 201510:00 am-2:00 pm

Hampton Inn &
Meeting Room

11727 N.E. 63rd Drive
Lady Lakes, FL 32162
This is a FREE EVENT!
We will have lots of stamps for you to purchase as well as Make It Take It projects for you to enjoy.

We will be serving light refreshments and Lots of Fun.
 Information: 727-376-6289

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hello Everyone!!!  Its Kim B here today. 
How are you?  I am enjoying this wonderful fall weather!   I used a great technique called crayon resist.  I have decided to try techniques. I loved it.  I used a white crayon after stamping the flower image then sponged several inks over the area.  I really like the way it came out.  
Stamps I used from Just for Fun are:  Large Cornflower and sentiment Friends are .
I used fall colored designer papers, cardstock and ribbons.  Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Up, up and away....

Sue, here to take you up, up and away in your Hot Air balloon!  Got inky making this card doing the Northern Lights technique.  No matter how many times you try to make it look the same it always comes out a little different each time you do this technique.  This technique works best for me with dye inks and sponges to streak on the different colors, sponge dark blue all over the card then I masked off the bottom and sponged on green inks just to balance out the scene.  Once all the colors are done just stamp images with a good black ink, I used VersaFine black onyx then add stars with white gel pen.

 my you tube channel has this Christmas card using only green ink with the Northern Lights technique and a few other videos.

 thank you.
Till next time...Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at stamping sue

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Autumn Greetings - Paper Pieced Stamped Image

Hi - Roni here...
I hope you're all having a lovely Autumn week.

Today I wanted to share a card I made by stamping the same image on several different Gelli Plate prints.  I then cut choice sections from each image and paper pieced it all back together to create a lovely dimensional image.  It takes a bit of time but the finished card is oh so worth it.

Stamps used: Fall Corn Swag

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fall Leaves

Hello, Friends!  It's Kren here of A Fourth Life
so I can share cards created with Just For Fun Stamps--leaves, leaves, leaves!

Today I am going to share cards using Stamptangle images
Elm Leaf  D3858, 
Oak Leaf F3859, and
Maple Leaf E3860.
You know how I love leaves.

It all started with an acrylic background of multiple colors of acrylic paints, swiped onto card stock.  Then I dry brushed the paper with gesso to mute and soften the colors.  Here is a close up of one of the backgrounds.

Then I heat embossed the leaves and some extra card stock with either white embossing powder or granite ep.  I colored the leaves with Twinkling H20's.
And here is how the cards turned out.

I love to make my own background papers and you might want 
to try swiping some  acrylics too.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Color Bursts With Stencils

It is so hard to believe that it is already November.  Fall is flying by.  Someone jokingly said that after Halloween we skip to Christmas and that is exactly what I am doing today with the cards I am sharing.

This first card uses the Stamptangle Oak Leaf. 

The background was created on watercolor paper, using a stencil and Color Bursts.  The stencil was taped over the cardstock, the powders sprinkled in the open areas, and spritzed with water.  After carefully removing the stencil, additional color was splattered on top.  After this has dried, the leaf was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed on top of the stenciled area.

The sentiment is a portion the Colorful Autumn Greetings.  It is colored with various Distress Inks and stamped along the bottom.

Now we jump to Christmas but using the same colors and stencil.  After removing the stencil from the first card, it was flipped on top of another piece of watercolor paper and pressed down.  This creates the reverse affect with a little more subtle color.  The Balsam Branch is stamped around the edges after it is dry.

The Joy sentiment is heat embossed on watercolor paper colored with Color Bursts.  After trimming around the word, it is layered in the center.

This is a fun technique to use with your stencils.  It works great with the templates for the Faux Post Grids & Frames.

E. Marie