Thursday, June 30, 2016

Let Freedom Ring!

Hi this is Beth with an extra post. Today being the end of the month means that here in the U.S. we will be celebrating Independence Day soon. It will be a day of parades and picnics. In the evening in many areas of the country there will be fireworks or boom bangs as my son used to call them. I wanted to make a card in celebration. I didn't have any 4th of July stamps so I thought outside of the box. This is the card I came up with.

My background is from a napkin. Then I embossed with holographic embossing powder the Good Witch from the Summer 2015 collection. I colored her with Spectrum Noir markers, colored pencils, and Glaze pens for the eyes and liips. Her wand reminded me of how when I was younger we would nail a spinner on a long wooden dowel before we lit it. I used glue glitter and a glaze pen to color the ball. The sentiment was printed with a label maker.

Wishing you fun creating and a fun 4th of July if you celebrate the holiday.

Be sure to come back tomorrow to see what the challenge for July is. I can guarantee it is fun one.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Tea Parties with a Child

Our challenge this month reminded me of something I did as a child.
My next door neighbor was a teenager and took time with me
to teach me how to make fudge and
to have make believe tea parties.
She had the tiniest little teacups and teapot
and we would sip sugared water and eat dainty sandwiches.
There were no other little girls on our block 
and I will always remember those special moments with Teddy!

You can imagine my husband's surprise when I came home
from a flea market one day with the tiniest of tea sets
and with the biggest smile on my face.
When there is a little girl wishing she had a friend,
I may schedule a special tea party.

Here are some cards inspired by this memory.

So to my friend Teddy wherever you may be,
I made a special card for you!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Those Were The Days

"Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way."

This month our challenge here is 50's flashback. I was pleased to discover that there is a bunch of  50's stamp. Of course while I was  looking through the stamps online I knew when I saw the saddle shoes stamp and the adapter background stamp that I had to have them as they bring back memories from the 50's.

My dad must have gotten tired of me playing my 45's on the living room player because I arrived home from school one day to discover that he had bought me my own record player which also had a radio along with a bunch of adapters so I could put a bunch of records on the spindle to play.

I decided to experiment with the adapter stamp. I inked the unmounted stamp and then placed it on a plate for my embossing machine. Placed my card stock over the stamp and then my embossing mat. I used Memento Lady Bug Red ink and ended up getting a kind of watercolor look.

I did more experimenting and sprinkled Perfect Pearl on one side of the folder and then used a brush and brushed across the folder. I then got wet a scrap of card stock and ran it through the embossing machine like normal.

I then stamped on another scrap of card stock the shoes. While coloring the shoes I remembered my first pair of Saddle Shoes. They were brown and white. I remember how excited I was as my feet were being measured.

Whether you are a child of the 50's or not I encourage you to join in the challenge of a fun era. Details and linky can be found here:

Friday, June 24, 2016

Girly Dress Card

Hi all!  Happy Friday!
I  needed to make a cute girly card for a friends daughter.  Teens are a little hard to make cards for.  But I saw the skirt stamp and I knew I could make a cute card with it.  I want a kinda vintage feel to it, so I found some striped paper that I think works well.  Hope you like it.  

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: B3881 PS-2 Sided Skirt Tops and G3882 PS- Pleated Skirt
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Decorative Papers
Card Stock
Glue and Denominational Tape

Have a wonderful weekend!  Happy almost 4th of July too! Be safe and have fun!
Don't forget you still have time to enter the June Stamp Challenge!  Click Here to find out more.
Happy Stamping and Loads of Hugs, 


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Til Her Daddy Takes the Tbird Away

 When my Dad bought a Tbird, 
he was in his eighties.   
Imagine that!  In his eighties!

When my Dad bought me cars for living at home and commuting to college, 
he was always concerned with price and safety.     
He bought me huge, hulking vehicles like a '49 Dodge.  
The coolest car he ever bought me was a Ranchero, so when I think of cool cars, 
I pass by the expensive exotics 
because a vintage Tbird would suit me just fine.  

When I saw this JFF Stamps image, I just had to have it.
Remember the song by the Beach Boys? 
I just loved that song. I imagine myself riding around in that cute little Tbird.
The image is called '57 Tbird and you know where to get it--the  JFF Stamps store.  
With the theme of the fifties for the challenge ending tomorrow, 
I just had to make you a card with this image.  

Monday, June 20, 2016

Love You Latte

I am a coffee drinker and I love to have a cup first thing in the morning.  I actually used coffee to stamp on today’s card.

I started with layers of blue, cream, white, and brown.  Then I used my cup and dipped it in coffee and stamped some rings across the layers.  Some of it ran a bit which added some puddle marks.  I let this dry and stamped the sentiment, A Latte, in red.  I heat embossed the coffee beans from the Coffee Unmounted Sheet, cut them out, and layered them on the card.  The picture makes them look different colors but it must just be the angle.

The main image is Latte' Love, which was heat embossed.  I lightly water colored this, but actually painted the brown sections with coffee and added a few coffee splatters.  I stamped the heart from the image a second time, embossing with red, cut it out and layered it on top.  To create the foam, I used dimensional glue and sparkly flocking.  Looks almost good enough to drink.

Just For Fun has a great assortment of coffee themed images and sayings, so I am sure I will be sharing more cards with this theme.

E. Marie

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Let the good times roll

 Hi it's Sue and yes, the good times are rolling here!  This is a pull up slider card ..... so easy to make and fun to slide ... up and down to reveal and hide the message.  An old time juke box with vinyl record which I'm sure the younger generation doesn't even know about but back in my day they were all the rage.  I can remember putting a record on my record player ... blasting it (well as loud as it went in those old days, teeheehee) and having my dad come in and say, "lower that thing down!"  fun times and memories.
till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue
don't forget to check out JFF 50's flashback challenge for your chance to win prize.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Fun Technique

I am previewing my sample cards from the class I will be teaching this Fall at our Scrapbook Fun Fest on the Coast event.

I used  3 Distress Spray colors, a maple leaf stencil I cut with my Silhouette & stamps from Just For Fun stamps.  I came up with 3 different looks.            
Bare Tree  ( F3328),  Grass (A012), & Sentiments (UMS7020)         

Here they are all together.  I mounted two on Sunflower cardstock & one on a red mat.  The card bases were Red, Dk. Green, & Sunflower.  The tree stamp pops differently on each card. 

I love this technique!  You use not only the stencil but the leaf mask.  When finished spraying on the stencil I turn it over & press it down (with wet spray stain still on the stencil) & gently rub on another 5" x 3 3/4" cardstock.  Voila...another background!  In fact, there is enough spray to make a 3rd background.

Rock N Roll

Here's a blast from the past....a bit of old time rock n roll....

Does anyone else remember transistor radios and real records?  I do!  I have to admit even though I wasn't born in the 50' childhood in the 70's was filled with them.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A Bit of Retro Fun!

Remember this month our challenge is 

Hope you stop by and give it a shot!
You might be the lucky winner of a JFF Gift Certificate!

Ink Stained Roni

Monday, June 13, 2016

Fly Free

Hello Everyone!!
Kim B here today!
How wonderful is your day?  I just love springtime when all the beautiful butterflies and spring flowers.

I made a background bokeh effect.  It has several shades of acrylic paints then white dots top.  The large swallowtail butterfly stamp can be found here.

Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

StampFest - Just 2 Weeks Left

StampFest Summer
2 Weeks and Counting!
It is just  weeks now until all of the Fun, Shopping, Learning and Good Times take place once again. Mark your calendars to make sure you don't miss the date. StampFest Summer is June 25-26 at The Lakeland Center
701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815.
Show times are Saturday 9 am- 5 pm and Sunday 10 am - 3 pm.

Tickets are available online and at the door for
$10-No Processing Fee Added

One admission price is good for BOTH DAYS.

12 and under are FREE
StampFest is buying out the parking so...


For more information: StampFest Info

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I've Got A Rock N Roll Heart

Wow! Right now with this month's challenge we are having a 50's flashback. It brings back memories of Drive-In movies and going to them in a Chevy. Not sure when Eric Clapton's song came out about having a Rock N Roll Heart and getting off on a 57 chevy but the lyrics couldn't help but go through my head while working on this card.

For this card I used paper which was meant to be used with acrylic and oil paints. As you can see it is textured so I wasn't sure how the Drive In Stamp was going to work.  I was pleased at how well it stamped with Stazon ink.

After stamping my Drive In I painted with silver acrylic paint the area where my car is adhered. The sky is colored with chalk and the Drive In is colored with color pencils.

I stamped the 57 chevy on a piece of scrap card stock.. You can't see it in the photo but the windshield and lights really look like glass as I used Dimensional Magic. I didn't know how well the Dimensional Magic would work over my black glaze pen so colored the steering wheel after the Magic was dry. The tires and yellow parking lights are also colored using Sakura Glaze pens. I lost some of the details on the front passenger tire but I still like how it turned out. The hub caps and car are colored with pencils. The card is then pop dotted onto my background.

Here in the states is Father's Day on the 19th. I think this Chevy 57 or one of the other Vintage car stamps would make a great Father's Day card.

Whether you have a Rock N Roll Heart or not I hope you will join us for our 50's Flashback challenge this month. Details can be found here: Wishing you lots of fun getting inky. ;-)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Classic Father's Day Card

Happy Friday! I am here today with a cool Father's Day Card for you.  I do a lot of mixed media backgrounds and wanted to try to incorporate that into my cards. I really liked how this background turned out.  Father's Day is only two weeks away.  So I thought I would get a start on it now.  Happy Father's Day to all you dads, step dads, grandfathers and uncles that are like dads out there!

Supplies I used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: F2949 57" Chevy and G3861 Tattered Screen Background
Dylusions Ink Sprays- Cherry Pie & Vibrant Turquoise
Irresistible Colored Texture Spray - Summer Sky
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Ink Pad - Mermaid Lagoon
Wink of Stella - Clear
Black Water Color Pencil
Watercolor Paper for my card background

To make my background I sprayed the texture spray first.  Then my other sprays.  I heat set them  with my heat gun.  You can't see it very well in the picture, but it's shinny and raised and crackled.  I just love how it turned out, so I think I may have to buy more of that texture spray.  I then stamped the screen stamp over the top of my sprays and dried it with the heat gun too.
I colored the Chevy with my Wink of Stella, but I couldn't get it to show in any of my pictures.  It made it look like it was metal flake blue.  
Happy stamping!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Fashion Memories

Kren here to share cards using vintage 
or mid-century inspired images.  
When this theme was announced,
I thought I would have a difficult time "thinking fifties."
And guess what happened?
I couldn't stop thinking fabulous fifties!

Vintage Bathing Suits G3891

This card reminds me of a photo I saw of my Mom at the beach, and
my Mom would have loved the colors on this card.

In the black and white photo, my brother was just a toddler 
and I wasn't very old myself.
My family loved the beach and spent two weeks there each summer so this image reminded me that "memories are forever."

With a Mom and an aunt that were master seamstresses,
I had a new outfit for every occasion and event 
so that was the inspiration behind this card.
I knew more about darts, seams, and hems than most girls my age.
It wasn't my passion but it was a good skill to have.

I followed the fifties theme and used our sketch
to inspire you to participate.
Be a little nostalgic and join us!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Dreams

With the beginning of June, four things come to my mind – Birthdays, Father’s Day, School’s Out, and Head for the Beach!  Today we will celebrate the beach using the Crane on Pier Silhouette, Marina, and Cattails stamp sets.

The cattails were stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with Detail Black Embossing Powder on the card front and layered on black and blue cardstock.  Zig Clean Color markers were used on watercolor paper to create the colorful sunset.  Then the Crane on Pier Silhouette and Marina images were stamped and heat embossed in black on top.  These were trimmed and layered on black and white and added to the card front.

The simple sentiment, from The Seasons Word Block, was stamped with Distress Ink across the top of the card.

What cards do you need to make for this month?

E. Marie

Saturday, June 4, 2016

'57 Chevy

stamp credit:  '57 chevy
Hi Sue here with a fun technique I think you will like and I hope you try it.
Split negative technique is a fun and easy technique but depending on the colors you use a little hard on the eyes.  It's like matching up a checkerboard piece.  You eyes go back and forth to the different sizes and colors.  clear as mud, right? check out the picture (click on pic to enlarge) of my cards and you will understand what I'm saying.  Anyway it's a fun technique with dramatic effect.  Oh, yeah I forgot to tell you this is a two for one technique!  another words you make two cards at a time but they are opposite in color.
Till next time ... Ink it!  Stamp it!  Use it!
visit me anytime at Stamping Sue
check out our June JFF challenge - 50's Flashback

Thursday, June 2, 2016

State of Mind...

If you stopped by yesterday you know our challenge this month is 50's Flashback celebrating everything from the 50's.  Today I wanted to share a card I made paying homage to the Poodle Skirt!  I can honestly say I never owned one but always wanted one...  I can remember watching Happy Day's when I was a kid and lovin' all the fun cloths they wore.  

My 50's chick - Poodle Skirt -  was stamped on white cardstock then colored with a combination of Memento Dual Tip Markers and Colored Pencils.  She was fussy cut and mounted on a card panel that I had previously stamped the sentiments "The Fifties" and "State of Mind".  

Hope you decide to join in the challenge 
and share your 50's flashback with us.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June Challenge - 50's Flashback!

Welcome to JFF's June Challenge -
50's Flashback!

That's right, this month's challenge is an ode to the 1950's!  Fast cars, Diners, the Music and more...  Whatever you love about the 50's - turn it into a stamped project and share with us.  We also have an optional card sketch that you can use for your creation as well!

Before we get to the DT creations let's take a moment to congratulate the winner of May's Challenge - Let's Hear it for the Girls...

Congratulations Cheryl!!!
You won May's JFF Gift Certificate.

And here you go.... 
The 50's Flashback...


You have until: 
Thursday, June 3oth at 9:00 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!