Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Little Manatee

Hi ya peeps, today I am sharing another CAS card with you today. This character is a manatee and doesn't he just look so relaxed!
This stamp, called Florida Manatee and can be found HERE in the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps store. Stop back for more inspiration daily from the design team and visit the blog for creations using the JFF Rubber stamps and more!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Needed - Beach and Lottery Ticket

Any teachers out there that have recently returned to work?  I know you can totally relate to the card I am sharing today. 

I created the background using some new Oxide Distress Inks, lightly spritzed with water on a craft sheet.  The color was picked up with a piece of cardstock, drying in between layers.  This piece was trimmed and layered on green and blue.

The Hammock in Palms image was stamped in black on top of the background and colored with Tombow Markers.  The image was stamped a second time on white cardstock and the leaves were colored and fussy cut.  They were slightly curved and popped up over the first image.  This gave it some great dimension.

I used a fun sentiment, Needed Immediately..., stamping it in a “beachy” color and layering it on green.

Teachers, we probably will feel more like this later in the school year, but it is always a good time to be at the beach.

E. Marie

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Fancy Fish

Hi Everyone! This is designer April from Stampwilly Designs. I hope you are having a good day. I just love all the great stamptangle stamps we have here at Just For Fun. There are so many ways to use them and they have such a unique look. You can take a peek at them here. I decided to use the small Stamptangle Fancy Fish on this card. I found a new technique and thought the fish would go perfectly with it.

I used patterned paper and several pieces of different colors of card stock. I used Spellbinders Small Circles dies to cut circles from each piece, each circle getting smaller. I layered all the card stock and patterned paper on top of each other to make a porthole. The fish was stamped, colored with markers, fussy cut and pop dotted to the card. I added green rhinestones to the fish and porthole for embellishment. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet. I stamped just part of the saying since it did not fit on the tag. Clear Stickles was added across the card for waves.

You still have a few days to join in our Hot Hot Hot challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store. 

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


Friday, August 25, 2017

Sea Turtle Seascape

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I have a card to share using a stamp from Just for Fun's brand new Summer 2017 Release!  It is called Sea Turtle Seascape and I really love it.

I created a quick background using a technique called Floating Alcohol Inks.  You just fill a container with water, squirt in some alcohol inks and then dip your paper in and out, and let it dry.  Here is a video from YouTube with the process.  You do have to allow drying time, but the technique just takes a minute.  

I stamped right over that background and simply framed it. I thought about how sea turtles take a long journey across the ocean to get to their nesting sites, and that is why I added this particular sentiment from Sentiment Set 3.

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There are lots of new stamps in the Summer 2017 Release! Check them out here!  

Our August "Hot, Hot, Hot!" Challenge is still going on, I hope you will submit an entry!

And come back again soon for more inspiration from the Just for Fun Design Team!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Think Big!

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card.

I created a fun summery card.  The image I used is from the Vintage series -  Girl Fishin' and I colored her with Copic Markers.  I fussy cut her and placed her upon coordinating die cut ovals.  Then I paired her with a sentiment from the Sentiments 1 stamp set.  I can just envision her thinking of the big fish she wants to catch!

Isn't she lovely sitting on the stump thinking about what's to come?

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Happy Fall

I live in the NorthEast of the US, you know where we really get into Halloween!! And since Aug. is already upon us I have decided to dust off all of my Halloween papers, stamps, and embellishments and get to work on making all of my Fall/Halloween stuff. 

As I was dusting off all of my stuff I came across these awesome Just For Fun stamps from last fall... I mean seriously who can do Halloween any better. I'm talking about spooky trees, cats, scarecrows, and of course the Pumpkins (both seasonal and stamptangle!!) 

Seriously I mean check out the way that the stamped Jack-O-Latern pops right off from the background! 

This card was made using some serious layers. I cut and matted each patterned paper with a solid color, in this case I used purple. Then I inked around all of the edges to give the card more of a "worn" look. The "treat" sentiment is from a small Halloween Bingo card I had in my stash which I just stuck behind one of the layers. I found that bat in a bag of decorative stickers from a dollar store.

The stamp is an image, found here, that I simply stamped in white ink and then white heat embossed it. When I was happy with the image I fussy cut it out and added it to the card front. I love the stitched mouth of this image and how the embossing makes those eyes really stand out.   

Thanks for stopping in today. I hope you enjoyed my festive card!  

~*Happy Crafting*~ 

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Ride and Shine!

August has been so HOT!HOT!HOT! That's why I love early mornings... Everything is cool, quiet and it's the best time to be outside for a morning walk or bike ride. It's so peaceful!

JFF Rubber Stamps bicycle image. Club Scrap card stock and Gansai Tambi watercolored background. Concord and 9th sophistocated script font stamps.
The theme for the August challenge is HOT!HOT!HOT! Help us celebrate the end of summer...Click here to link up a summertime creation of your own for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Summer Camper...

Hi ya JFF peeps, today I am sharing my last summer card with you. The school year is about to begin and before you know it, we will be shopping for the holiday season.
This cute stamp is called Round Camper and it is available now in the store. There is also another camper called Square Camper that is just as cute. Stop by the store to browse around and don't forget to check out the blog for lots of inspiration.  Enjoy the end of August!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Fern Botanical

Hello from design team member, Heidi! I hope you are having a lovely summer.

Just for Fun has a lovely line of pretty Framed Botanicals and this card uses one with a dainty fern. The stamp I used, and several others in the line, are the perfect size for ATCs.

I used alcohol inks with the polished stone technique and then just stamped over top with black ink.  The ivory cardstock was embossed and then I just added the lovely Many Thanks sentiment from Unmounted Sentiment set 3. It was an easy card to put together, but the alcohol inks pack a pretty punch.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunset and Seashells

E. Marie here, posting a card of the beach.  I wanted this card to show everything I love about the beach – the beautiful colors of the sunset over the ocean and walking in the sand gathering shells.  Distress Oxide Inks were used to provide all the coloring by picking up a mixture of the spritzed inks from a craft sheet on kraft cardstock several times.

Once the cardstock was dry the main image, Tropical Sunset, was heat embossed in black on a rectangular piece and added to layers of black and pink.  The bird and shells, from the Beach Unmounted Sheet were also embossed in black on lighter colored scraps and fussy cut.   

These were popped up along the bottom of the card and the sentiment, To Watch A Sunset..., was stamped in black at the top.

The color on the card was so fun to create and a perfect background for these images.

E. Marie

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sea Shaker Card

Hi! It is designer April here from Stampwilly Designs. I am glad you stopped by today. The challenge theme here at Just For Fun is Hot Hot Hot. A great way to get cool from the August heat is to hit the water. I made an underwater scene on my card using the  medium Stamptangle Seahorse and two seashells from the Beach Unmounted Sheet.

This is also a shaker card. I splattered Oxide inks on white card stock, placed some aqua sequins on the card stock, added a piece of acetate on top and then adhered the aqua Sewn Frame, by Gina Marie, to the acetate window. 

The seahorse was stamped onto an orange inked background and fussy cut. I stamped the seashells on cream card stock and colored some ares with a tan Zig water marker. These were also fussy cut. 

I stamped the saying on kraft paper and made a banner.

I hope you are staying cool this August. I know I am enjoying my air conditioning! We were without air conditioning for 5 weeks in May and June! And then again for a few days when the roofers came and broke our new ac unit we had for only 2 weeks!!! 

Please join in the challenge. We would love to see all your wonderful creations and you might even win a gift certificate to the store!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a great day!


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Watercolored Lighthouse

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've used some great stamps from the store to create my card.

The background stamp is the Michelangelo background which I stamped in brown ink then matted with red and navy cardstock.  I chose to water color the Lighthouse image using chalk inks and a water brush.  Next, I die cut the image into an oval shape and matted it with a larger die using navy cardstock. I placed the lighthouse over the background and added the panel to a red card.

Finally, I added the sentiment from the Sentiments 3 stamp collection.

What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Vellum Butterflies

Hi Guys! It's Jen here from Scrap Shack Designs and thanks for stopping in today and checking out my newest project. Did you know that Just For Fun has stamps that come in sets, just like the one I used today.

This project was super simple to put together, once I had the sketch picked out. Since the sketch used multiple papers I decided to use paper from the same exact paper line. Picking you paper out of the same line makes mixing and matching very easy because it's guaranteed to match every time. Once all the paper was laid out I simply stamped  the beautiful image onto Vellum paper then I fussy cut it out. I finished off the card by adding four gems to the bottom strip and then curling the top corner. 

Again this stamp is part of a set which includes both the inner detailed stamp as well as the outline stamp making it super simple and fun to layer or build upon. For example I could have added color to the background of this stamp by stamping the outline image onto some orange (or even patterned) card stock. I would then add this layer to the bottom of the vellum and attach the two in the center. I could also stamp the outline image onto pattern paper and just use that as my focal point. There are so many options when you are working with stamp sets and they are kind of like choosing paper from the same pack, you always know they can be mixed up and matched perfectly every time. 

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Crafting!! 

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Gotta Wear Shades!

I've been listening to the 80's on 8 station on satellite radio, can you tell?! Corey Hart's I Wear my Sunglasses at Night was the inspiration for my card. The vintage sunglasses stamp is HOT, HOT, HOT! 
If you haven't linked up to our monthly challenge, DO IT! There's a gift certificate to JFF Rubber Stamps online store up for grabs! This month's theme is HOT!HOT!HOT! so make something fun and link it up!

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Horsing Around...

Happy Thursday! Today I am going to show you a cute stamp that I just love. Summer is drawing to an end and I thought one more water themed card would be appropriate.  It's a clean & simple creation.
The name of this stamp is Black and White Seahorse and it is available now in the store.  I used stickles to create the dots and pop up dots for a shadow and 3D effect. I hope you like my creation. Stop by daily for more inspiration.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Just for Fun! Stenciling with Distress Oxides & Colored Cardstock

Hello from Design Team member, Heidi! I would like to share some cards I made with backgrounds using Distress Oxide inks.  I think most everyone knows, by now, that they are excellent for ink-blending.  They also have been marketed for use on dark cardstocks.  Mostly, I have seen people using them with black and kraft cardstock, but I wanted to see how they would work on other colors.  And that is when I just fell in love with stenciling with these.  They just look amazing over colored cardstocks.

The first card uses Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Worn Lipstick over regular (cheap) yellow cardstock.  I blended the colors and then did spritz water over top with the stencil still in place to get the slightly oxidized look.

The Palm Tree stamp (found in the Beach Unmounted sheet and separately, in a larger size) was heat embossed first with neon orange embossing powder, and then while still hot, I added sparkle embossing powder and heated again.  To match, I sponged yellow Oxide ink on my die cut flowers.

The second card uses Cracked Pistachio, Broken China and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide inks over lime green cardstock, using the same technique as above.  I colored the Stamptangle Chickadee stamp with alcohol markers.  I adore this color combo - it is bright and beautiful!

Both sentiments are from Sentiment Unmounted Sheet 3.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Did you take the plunge to get these new inks? I hope you will try them out with your Just for Fun stamps!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August JFF Challenge - Hot Hot Hot!!

Welcome stampers!!  Yes, summer is in full swing here and it's HOT HOT HOT!  Cool off by holding up in your craft area and stamping a fun card showing how hot it is where you are.

Before we get to our teams inspiring cards it's time to share the winner of last month's Wedding Bells challenge...

And the winner is....

Neva Cole!!

Congratulations Neva!

And now on to this month's inspiration...


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You have until: 
Thursday, August 31st 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.  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!