Sunday, September 30, 2018

JFF September 2018 Challenge - Back To School!

♪ School days, school days, good ol' golden rule days...♫♪
Channel your back to school memories into a project and join us for a fun challenge this month!


Our winner for the August challenge, chosen by random.org, is Carol!


Congratulations Carol! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com to claim your prize!


Now, for some Back to School inspiration from the JFF Design Team!

April

Heidi

Lisa

Marie

Steph

Wendy

You have until: 
Sunday, September 30th at  9:00 PM  (EST)
to enter with the Linky Tool below!

Don't have a blog, but you want to join the challenge? No problem, you can link from FacebookPinterest or Instagram! Click HERE for instructions!

PLEASE follow these simple rules BEFORE entering your creation:

Only U.S. addresses will be eligible for prizes. 

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 gift certificate 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 up to 5 challenges as long as it includes the JFF theme/sketch/color combo provided.

We would love to have you play along!



Saturday, September 29, 2018

Late for School!

Trying to settle in a new school routine is always an adventure and there is always a day like this...

JFF Stamps Stamptangle Fancy Fish (large)

You can always try to smooth things over with the teacher by giving a small gift. An apple for the teacher?

JFF Stamps Stamptangle Delicious Apple (large) 

It's not too late for you to join us for the JFF "Back to School" challenge... 


Click HERE to link up your school project for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at JFF Stamps! I'll look for you at the "Back to School" linky party! 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Birthday by the Sea

Just for Fun Rubber Stamps has a new series of beautiful lighthouse stamps. I have a great love for lighthouses so I was excited to receive these. 

The background panel was created by rubbing distress oxide ink in the embossing folder and embossing the panel. I then took a water brush and moved the ink around to give the appearance of water. Distressing the panel edges adds a little fun dimension. 
Just for Fun stamps. Club Scrap papers. Darice embossing folder. Copic markers. Tim Holtz die. Unknown brad. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Spooky Scarecrow

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps which will be available soon from the store to create my card.  Halloween is right around the corner and I love these new Halloween stamps.


I stamped this amazing scarecrow and colored him with Copic Markers.  I wanted him to be front and center on my card so I die cut, being careful to cut around his hand and shoes first (I didn't want them cut off!)  Then I matted him with some purple checked paper.


I created a card from brown cardstock and added a white panel stamped with the Tattered Screen Background.  I tore this panel to give the card a more dimensional effect.


Then I simply assembled all the layers and added the Happy Halloween sentiment from Sentiments 1 across the center.



What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, September 24, 2018

Fishing Is The Life For Me






With some cooler weather starting to arrive, this is when I love to spend more time visiting my daughter and enjoying the ocean.  I love to hear the waves and see all the different boats and ships.  There is a great boat image in the upcoming release that I wanted to share on today’s card.



The card’s background was created using Color Burst powders.  When this was dry, the boat image and sentiment were stamped in dark blue.  Both of these stamps will be available with the new release.  The boat was cut out in a rectangular shape.  White and dark blue layers were added to the background piece and this was run through an anchor embossing folder.  Then the boat image was layered on top and small blue jewels added.

Have a wonderful week. 


Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tee-rific!

Hello, it is designer April here. Today I want to show you a fun new golfer stamp that will be available soon.


I used an embossing folder that had a band across it, perfect to stamp the saying on. The "grass" was made by using a striped embossing folder and then cutting it to look like the ground. I stamped the golfer using black ink, fussy cut it and pop dotted it to the card. Little die cut clouds were added to the top.

I hope that you will join the "back to school" challenge that we have going on this month. You might even win a gift cerficate to the store!

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


April



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Great Heron Silhouette


Hello from designer, Heidi.  I have a serene Thank You card to share with you today.  I made the background by doing a watercolor wash on watercolor paper.  When the paint is still quite wet, you throw grains of salt on it to get this pretty effect.  It is an old technique, but it never *feels* old to me!

I stamped right over the dried background with the Great Heron Silhouette stamp and framed it with black cardstock.  So pretty!  I added a scripty “thanks” from sentiment set 1 to finish off the card.


Hope you have time for stamping today!  Come back again soon to see what the JFF Design Team has been working on!



Monday, September 17, 2018

Simple Birthday (toned card)

Hey guys, it's Jen here with a really simple card that you can recreate using any of our Just For Fun landscaping stamps (or really any stamp for that matter.) Today's  card is simple yet layered making it somewhat elegant with a touch of masculine. 


JFF has a ton of excellent landscaping stamps and this one is no exception. This stamp is called Great Heron Silhouette and was perfect for this design. 

I started by picking two neutral toned colors, in this case a Sage and a tan, making this card perfect for males and females. I then used an ink that was a few shades darker than the tan paper. Once I had the image stamped onto the front of the card I layered on a brown ribbon along with some stacked labels. I then finished the card by stamping a "Happy Birthday" sentiment, JFF has a number of excellent ones to choose from, and then adding some diamond gems from my stash. Of course I layered the entire card front onto some more sage green paper making this card quick, easy, and wonderful. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you were inspired to create something wonderful. 

~ DT Jen ~ 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leaf Wreath

Autumn is my favorite time of the year! I love the cool evenings, leaves changing colors and pumpkin spice chai lattes :) When I received this soon to be released leaf stamp by Just for Fun Rubber Stamps I couldn't wait to make something fallish. 

To create this stamped image I used my homemade version of Gina K Designs wreath builder template. I stamped the leaf multiple times and colored the images with my new favorite Chameleon colored pencils. 
Just for Fun rubber stamp. Club Scrap papers and ribbon. Elizabeth Craft Designs frame die. Cutter Bee leaf die. Paper Smooches grateful die.  Chameleon Colored Pencils.  

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Halloween Greetings

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps which available from the store to create my card.  Halloween is right around the corner and who doesn't love to create  Halloween cards.


I began by stamping the Trees Background stamp on a panel of white.  I didn't want the background to be distracting, so I used light colors of ink.    The Crooked Iron Fence was stamped across the bottom of the card in a dark brown ink.


The Spooky Scarecrow was stamped and colored with Copic Markers then fussy cut.  He fit perfectly between the fence posts, so I popped him with foam adhesives.


 Halloween Greetings is from the Sentiments 1 stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Lighthouse

Hi! It is designer April here today. I want to show you a card I made with one of our new lighthouse stamps that will be available soon. This one reminds me of the lighthouse at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. We took a trip there last summer. In 1999 the lighthouse had to be moved to safer ground, 2,900 feet inland. The move was a success! Can you imagine having the job to move such a heavy and tall structure? ( 200 feet tall and 5,000 tons! )


I thought this would make a good male birthday card. I found a background in my stash where I had used the shaving cream technique. 
I stamped the lighthouse directly on the background and colored with alcohol markers. I stamped the Tiny Flying Birds at the top. I used white embossing powder and glitter on the clouds.

I hope you will join in this month's "back to school" challenge. We would love to see what you make! You could also win a gift certificate to the store.

Have a wonderful day!

April


Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Golf Theme Stamps - Sneak Peek!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  

Just for Fun has a release coming soon that includes several golf themed stamps.  You may have seen some of the other designers using them.  I personally love them for masculine cards, but rest assured, there is a female figure too.  


This couldn’t be an easier basic stamping card. I stamped the golf word image in black Versafine, then stamped the silhouette over top with a blue Versafine Clair ink.  I think it is an effective design, though, over the green cardstock.


Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Subtle Wedding - Sentiment Focus

Hi guys! Jen here today to show you a great way to get some excellent use out of your sentiment stamps. Today's post is going to be short and sweet since today is my first day home with my newborn, but I do want to make it worth your visiting time.

Just For Fun has some excellent sentiment stamps and if you want to get some great use out of them you could stick them on the inside of your card, or perhaps even create a card where the sentiment is the focal point, like my card today. 


This beautiful sentiment is called Special Couple and again is one of many of the great sentiment quote stamps that JFF offers. 

Since this is a wedding card I focused on very light, glittery colors and of course one of my favorite papers vellum, which I used behind the sentiment. I tried to heat emboss this but it was not coming out the way that I wanted so I settled on simply stamping it with some slate ink and letting that gorgeous font do all the work, which is does! The card could have been easily left with just the sentiment but I ended up finishing it off with some wonderful white glitter flowers from Martha Stewart. 

Don't be afraid to replace a stamped image with a wonderful sentiment, especially when the sentiment has an excellent font like so many of the JFF stamps do. Thanks so much for stopping by today and please make sure to come on over and play along with the monthly challenge which is all about School.