Monday, May 30, 2016

One day Left!

Only one day left to get your entry in for May's Challenge - 

Be sure to get your entry posted by tomorrow evening for your chance to win a gift certificate to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps!!!

Good Luck Everyone!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Women Always...

Hi everyone you still have time to join in on the fun with the "Let's Hear It For The Girls" challenge.

 I found at the Dollar Tree store a few years back napkins with a shoe and the phrase "Women always land on their feet...". Since the challenge is about girls I thought that would be perfect to use on a card. Here is what I came up with:
I went ahead and cut the saying out of a napkin for this card.  Because the way a shoe was on the napkin  I could not cut straight across for the land on their feet...section .

I love the Women's Accessory Unmounted Sheet There are all kinds of neat stamps on the sheet. This strap shoe is one  of the many stamps which is on the sheet.

I stamped my shoe first on plastic from a page protector with Stazon Ink. Made sure the ink was dry before turning my stamped image over and painting on the back of the plastic with acrylic floor wax. (I don't wax floors ;-) ) Then placed crumpled tissue paper into the wax and carefully with the brush pushed the paper down into the wax. I then carefully dabbed more liquid wax on and lightly sprinkled some fine crystal glitter. (Alas it does not show in the picture.) Then tore up more of the tissue paper and randomly placed it in the wet wax to get the mottled effect.. I let the wax dry. Then turned my plastic over and used a drop of Liquid Pearls to make the pearl on the shoe. I then took a Sakura Black Glaze pen and colored what would be the rubber part of the heel.  Once the liquid pearl and the ink from the glaze pen was dry I then adhered card to the back and my window cardstock piece for the front.

I love doing this plastic, tissue paper technique. I've done it with and without glitter. Once the wax is dried I've colored on the tissue side my stamped image with color pencils..The tissue paper plastic piece will dry transparent so you can see where to color. I've used Sakura Glaze pens to color on the plastic side. Just make sure to let the ink dry before handling or the ink will smear. The same with your stamped image using Stazon ink. Other inks may work I don't know. Stazon is the one I've always used which doesn't smear once it is dry. If like me you don't wax floor but have acrylic liquid wax left over from making glitter Christmas ornaments  give this technique a try.

Thank you for stopping by and do come back.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Dandelion Wishes

Happy Friday!
I can't believe that it's the end of May already!  It's almost summer!  
There are graduations going on, weddings and family get togethers this time of year.  Some of those come with big wishes, so this stamp inspired me to Wish Big.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend and a safe one!

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- E3370 Dandelion Blooms & UMS7018 Sentiments 1 "Wish Big"
Archival Ink- Jet Black
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Spray Stain- Picked Raspberry
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Squeezed Orange & Fresh Lime
Black Fude Ball Pen
White UniBall Signo Pen
Happy stamping!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fun with my girls...

Girls just want to have fun!  Guess what kind of fun are they having?  Have they hung up their swim suits because they just finished up swimming or are they skinny dipping?  Hmmmmmmm.

The stamps I used were Vintage Bathing Suits (G3851) &

I'm still waiting for a better photo editing program so you can't see too much of the background.  I used black cardstock & pulled out my Perfect Pearls & Pearl Ex.  I used blues & greens.

The bathing suits are actually just 2 of the suits on the stamp which I cut out & placed on a "clothesline" of twine.  They were stamped on glitter cardstock with Staz-On black ink.

The saying & sides were stamped with Versamark & copper embossing powder. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Paper sunbursts

 stamps used:  paddle boarder, pumpkin

If you follow my blog you know I have been using lots of my DSP to make drapery/curtain cards so have lots of strips of DSP soooooo what to do with them?  make more cards ..... so here you go paper sunburst cards using up some of those scraps of DSP.  Also did a little water coloring with the pumpkin image.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue
Don't forget to check out our JFF May Challenge:  let's hear it for the girls!

Monday, May 23, 2016

The Best is Yet to Come

Hi there!!!

Its Kim B.  I hope you are enjoying your day!
I created this card using a watercolor spritz and splattered mixed colored piece.  I took and stamped the asian circle  stamp onto another watercolored piece.  Added a little bling and sentiment to complete the card.

Have a wonderful day!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

StampFest is now on Facebook!

StampFest is now on Facebook!
We have just launched a new StampFest Facebook page to stay in contact with you throughout the year to give you highlights of past years shows and information about upcoming shows. See you in Lakeland next month.

Please take a moment and click the link below to go to our page and like us. Laughing

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ship in a bottle

Sue, here with a blast from the past ... a gel card!  been years since I made one of these cards but couldn't resist after I got these stamps.  gel card is easy to make just cut out a section of an image, fill a little ziplock baggie with a couple of squirts of styling gel from the dollar store, tape the baggie behind the cut out image, stamp an image in this case the sail boat on another piece of cardstock and tape that to card base.....tape the cut out image with gel baggie on top of stamped image (sail boat) and you are done.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue
don't forget to check out our May JFF challenge - Let's hear it for the girls!  enter for a chance to win.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Girly Girl Dresses

Having a bit of fun with some of the great dress stamps today which fits in with this month's challenge - Let's Hear it For the Girls!  If you haven't entered, there's still time!  You might be the lucky winner of a JFF Stamps Gift Certificate!!

The first two cards are a variation on each other 
with just a simple color and sentiment change.

For this card I doodled around the upper portion of the card and in among the doodles I wrote the word friend...  You could use this fun little idea on so many different cards but I think it works well with these particular stamps since they both have a bit of doodling on them as well.

These dresses are so much fun to stamp on pattern paper, I love using them with different lines of paper - the finished cards look beautiful together and there is no guessing involved.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Beach Party Girl

Keeping with the challenge theme this month, I have an image that just yells fun, fun,fun in the sun.  This girl knows how to party at the beach! I can almost hear the Beach Boys singing about surfing, can't you?

Here in the south, we've already had pretty high temperatures and people are going out biking, kayaking, canoeing, and in their boats.   We don't live near the beach, but with these temperatures, I know the sun-lovers are out there soaking up the rays.

My paddle boarder is riding the waves on a sunny day with palm trees on the shore.  She is thinking big--maybe thinking about the big wave-- and is ready for fun.  You have some fun in the sun too!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Girls' Night

It is my post day and I have a simple, fun card to share.  The minute I saw the Funky Toucans set, I had to have them because they looked so cute and fun.  I knew just what I wanted to do with them.  

They were stamped in black and, after coloring with copics, they were fussy cut.  Then they were layered on a scalloped oval that was run through an embossing folder.  I added a mix of pears, jewels, and a sticker to dress up the birds.

This Girls Night saying goes so well with this and was stamped in Rose Bud Memento ink along the card bottom.

Speaking of “girls”, don’t forget about our current monthly challenge with the theme of “Let’s Hear It For The Girls”.  Get all the details on the JFF Blog here.

E. Marie

Sunday, May 15, 2016

StampFest Summer 2016

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Saturday, May 14, 2016


Hi everyone I love this Mother quote. Although Mother's Day was Sunday this quote stamp is good to use anytime on a project honoring a Mother.

I started by sprinkling Brusho Colour Crystals on a Darice embossing folder. Then I got my cardstock wet and embossed like usual. It would have been better to use watercolor paper as I had to trim the edges which curled.  I colored the butterflies with an orange gelato and then painted Liqutex Iridescent Medium to soften the wings. I then used a black Glaze pen for the body and antennas. The quote is stamped on a piece of deli paper and cut out.

I love how my embossed piece turned out. If you want to do the same thing a tip I have is to be stingy in sprinkling the pigment. My first try I was too heavy handed. Also the wetness of the paper as well as what paper you use will make a difference in the outcome.

If you have not I encourage you to check out this month's challenge which is "Let's Hear It For The Girls". I would love to have you join in on the fun. Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, May 13, 2016

An Up Lifting Thanks!

Happy Friday!
Heidi here with a cute and up lifting way to say "Thanks".  I always seem to need thank you and birthday cards.  I can never have enough.  So it was time to make a "Thanks" card.  
I wanted it to be summery and happy.  I love these colors together and I hope you like it too!

I used some cotton balls to make the clouds and dusted them with  Perfect Pearls
Other supplies I used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- UMS 7018 Sentiments 1 and D3865 Flower Balloon
Tombo Markers
Star Dust Sparkles 
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Card stock in different colors and patterns

Don't forget to join in on the stamping fun and try our monthly challenge.  Click Here for the link.  You could win!  This month's theme is "Let's Hear It For The Girls".  Hope to you and your card there!  Check out the Design Teams samples for this challenge.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Sharing with the Girls

Every once in awhile I love a good cup of tea.  My best friend always gives me a different flavored tea for Christmas.  I saw both of these cards on Pinterest & thought of putting a tea bag in the cards & sending to a friend.

The instructions & inspiration for the card on the left: 
There is an illustration on how to fold & cut the card.  Remember last month's butterfly card I created for the wedding?  I simply reversed the directions so the pockets with the checks were inside the card.

The inspiration for the card on the right :

I stamped the green card coffee cup on pattern paper & the purple card I stamped & colored it with inks with a water pen. Of course, I just had to (again) cut it out.

The envelope on the purple card was made with vellum.  I measured & made an envelope to fit the tea bag. Cutting off the top flap & using a border punch gives it a totally different look.

Stamps used: Coffee Unmounted Sheet UMS7014 & Sentiments 3 Unmounted UMS7020

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Butterfly Kisses

Just a few butterfly kisses and more....

One stamp, so many uses!

Have a lovely day friends!

Ink Stained Roni

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Easton MD - Stamping by the Sea

Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts
& Scrapbook Show
Stamping by the Sea
Easton, MD
It's SPRING outside so get out of the house &
 come join 
us for some  stamping & paper crafting!

Saturday May 14, 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Talbot Community Center
10028 Ocean Gateway
 Easton, Maryland 21601

Come out, join the FUN and bring a friend!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Floating in Hot air balloon

Remember days past when we made slider cards with a kraft knife and ribbon......well, that is what I did today.  Had a lot of fun with this blast from the past style card, that I made several for my stash of cards.  I have to admit I don't like working with kraft knife only because I always end up cutting myself so I got out my personal trimmer and used that to cut the sliding mechanism and it worked great. Wouldn't it be fun to ride in a hot air balloon over the forest?
Till next time...Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue
Don't forget about our May challenge: Let's hear it for the Girls!  enter for your chance to win.

Friday, May 6, 2016

A Beachy Thanks

Good morning. 
As it's really starting to heat up here in Arizona, 
I start to dream about the beach.
Ahhh the cool water and fluffy sand.
So to celebrate this longing I made this fun card.
I used my distress inks to create the sand and the sun, 
and then I stamped the adirondack chair 
and filled it in with the distress ink as well.
I stamped the many thanks, and mounted it all on some kraft colored cardstock.

I hope you are having fun with the new challenge "girly girl" 
ahhh the possibilities are endless. 

Thanks as always for stopping by. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Drama Queen

Hello, Friends!  Recently, my stamping group played "pass the brayer" and created a dozen or so brayer backgrounds using spectrum ink pads.  The ladies at my table chuckled when I saved my work surface and said I was going to use it for backgrounds.  The card I have to share with you today uses one of those quarters. It also uses the wonderful image Drama Queenand sentiment To My Friend Word Block.  Growing up, you might have gone through the pensive, drama queen period when you were trying to figure it all out.  I like this image for that reason.

And, by the way, here are the rest of my background sheets,  gleaned from my overruns of the brayer. I like the mix and jumble of the colors and the white corners on some. So when you are getting "inky" and getting "messy"  with a direct to paper technique, take a look at that scrap copy sheet or paper towel you're working on.  You just may have some fabulous backgrounds for your next few cards!

Until next time,

Monday, May 2, 2016


The May monthly challenge started yesterday with the theme of “Let’s Hear It For The Girls!”  What is more girly than a Mother’s Day card.  I am sharing what I chose for my mother. 


I created the background by coloring the Gathering Pollen floral image with Tombow Markers and stamping it several times.  Then I used a Dove Blender to spread some of the color.  This didn’t blur the stamped image but gave the flower and bee soft color.

Just for Fun Stamps has this wonderful sentiment, Mother, that is perfect.  I colored it with the same Tombow marker so it would match the background I created.  I didn’t have cardstock that was quite the right color for the layer so I just ran my marker along the edge of a piece of white cardstock.  My photo couldn’t quite catch the actual color, which was a little more peachy orange. This was layered on brown cut with Spellbinders' Long Rectangle Die.   

I know my mom will love this.  It is not too late to remember your mom with a homemade card.

E. Marie

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Let's Hear it For the Girls Challenge!

Welcome to May's Challenge - 
Let's Hear it for the Girls!

We're focusing on everything about women, girls and the stuff they love!  You can use the photo collage as inspiration as well as the fun cards created by our team.

Before we get to the DT projects let's take a minute to congratulate the winner of April's Challenge -

This beautiful multi colored bird n flower card by April.

Remember you can't win if you don't enter!!

And now here are the lovely cards and projects created by our team
for this month's challenge - Let's Hear it for the Girls!....





You have until: 
Tuesday, May 31st at 12:00 PM  (EST)
to enter with the Linky Tool below!

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.

***NEW - You don't have to use a JFF Stamp to be considered for the G.C. 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 with up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

Also, we'd love it if you followed the blog and liked us on Facebook but it's not mandatory.
Have fun! - Thanks for joining us!