Thursday, January 31, 2019

JFF January 2019 Color Challenge - Use Blue/Silver combo

Happy New Year! I hope everyone’s new year is off to a wonderful start. DT member, Jen here with this month’s challenge - Blue & Silver! Easy enough right? The challenge is open all month long and 
the rules are simple.. make a new project, use a rubber stamp, and have fun!!

JFF Stamps has a number of wonderful winter scene stamps ranging from ice skaters to horse drawn carriages, to snowflakes and more and taking it a step further we can even get into different blue themes like their the Seaside line. Don’t have any of these awesome stamps, no worries, remember you can use any rubber stamps so get creative and use what you already have on hand.
This particular nautical stamp is called the "Tall Ship." 

You can find more of their "Beach and Seashore" collection here.

Before we get to the design team projects, we need to choose the lucky winner of the December challenge... and the winner is (chosen by Carol!

Congratulations Carol! Please contact to claim your prize!

If you are super inspired by this theme then make sure to check out the other beautiful creations from out very talented design team. 






You have until: 
Tuesday, February 5th 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 Facebook, Pinterest 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!

Valentine Marbling

Wow! It's the last day of January and I feel like I'm behind on my Valentine's day cards. I decided to dig through my background basket where all of my art panels end up.  I came across this nail polish marbling panel that I created last summer.  I thought these colors of nail polish were perfect for Valentine's day.  The backgrounds for the poinsettia lined flowers were stamped on another art panel created by using glossy photo paper and color bursts. 

Just for Fun stamps and sentiment. Club Scrap papers and acrylic dots. Prima flowers.

Today is the last day to join us for our Blue and Silver challenge so link up your projects for a chance to win a Just for Fun gift certificate. 

Monday, January 28, 2019


This is E. Marie and I really am not a winter person.  Even though it is still January, I am so ready for spring.  The cute little butterfly and bright flowers were so appealing to me this week in place of a snow scene.

The Porto die from Sue Wilson Designs’ Portuguese Collection was cut out of white.  The middle section was stamped on the edges with Hibiscus Flower and one of the flowers from the 4 sided -Floral Block, using Abandoned Coral and Mustard Seed Distress Ink. 

The sentiment, If nothing ever changed..., was stamped with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink in the center and the whole die was layered on blue and white striped cardstock.  The Line Butterfly was colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up on the corner.

Those of you getting snow this week, just come on back to visit and think spring!

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Wise Old Owl

The stamptangle line is the hook that first drew me in to JFF Stamps. The zentangle-like designs that fill the images make them so unique and different!

 I chose the Stamptangle Owl Be There image for my card today. 

I stamped the image onto navy card stock with Versamark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder for a bold effect. I fussy cut the image and mounted with foam tape, and I finished him off with a pair of spectacles made gold Fun Wire! I used the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches to design the background for a fun layered look. I took a little extra liberty with the sketch to suit my card design. 

The JFF monthly challenge is still going strong! This month is a color challenge and we'd love for you to join us for a chance to shop at JFF Stamps. 

Click HERE to link up your project! I'll look for you in the gallery!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Happy Whatever Card

Hi everyone I'm sharing a new card using some great stamps available from the store to create my card.  

Some times, you need a "happy whatever" card to send someone showing them how much you care!

Using the Brushed Wildflowers stamp, I inked it with several colors of ink, then lightly spritzed the stamp with water as I wanted a water colored effect.  Stamping the image on cardstock, I had a fun effect.  This stamp was perfect for this technique.  I then matted the panel on 3 layers of cardstock sto emphasize the colors in the image.

Happy Whatever from the Sentiments 1 stamp set, was stamped in black ink and  matted with 2 layers of cardstock before being added across the stamped image. 

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Blue and Silver

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  Just for Fun’s monthly challenge for January is a color challenge - Blue and Silver!  I made a card today for the challenge.  

I stamped the HUGE World Background stamp with silver Brilliance ink onto Navy cardstock. It gives a nice understated shine.  I liked the different images of world landmarks in the stamp, so I thought of the quote by Helen Keller.  I also stamped some little snowflakes in light blue over the quote before framing everything out with silver glitter paper. 

The stamps I used today can be found in the JFF store.  Most stamps are available as Wood Mount, Cling Mount or unmounted.  You choose which mounting you prefer before you add the item to the cart.  

We hope you will play along with our challenge.  Check out this post for all the details!

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Love Is In The Air

Hello, it is April here showing a Valentine card I made. I can't believe that Valentine's Day will be here soon! Here at Just For Fun we have so many wonderful stamps to use for this special day. You can see them here.

I used one of the Postal Hearts on this card. I embossed it using black embossing powder, colored it using alcohol markers and fussy cut it to fit over the heart embossed Spellbinder die. I added a punched border, ribbon, cord and silver enamel dots for embellishment. 

You still have time to join in the challenge this month. The theme is to use blue and silver. We hope to see you there!

Have a great day!


Thursday, January 17, 2019


Welcome back my crafty friends!

Valentine's day is coming up and I thought this couples silhouette stamp would be perfect for card using non-traditional colors. The background panel was made with Stipple Mists and tissue paper on glossy white paper.  I love the way the background looks outdoorsy. 
Just for Fun stamp. Recollections washi tape. Club Scrap paper and stipple mists.

Don't forget to join us for our Blue & Silver challenge this month.  
You could win a Just for Fun gift certificate for playing.  ~Lisa D

Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter Cardinal

E. Marie here to share a winter card.  The Large Cardinal stamp was used on this card and even though this is in the Christmas themed images, it can be used for so much more.

A white, embossed background was created to show off this brightly colored cardinal.  It was colored with Copic markers and die cut with Spellbinders’ Label 4.  After adding to the card front, it was surrounded by additional die cut snowflakes and a simple sentiment (from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet).  This card is perfect for this time of the year but can be used for any occasion – Birthday, Get Well, Sympathy - by simply changing the sentiment.

Have a wonderful week.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Off the Cuff Art Journal!

I thought I'd try my hand at a "junque journal" after I saw a video by Johanna Clough making one out of a cardboard cookie box. I immediately went to my pantry and found an almost empty graham cracker box, dumped out the last pack of crackers and opened my monthly Club Scrap kit. An hour later I had an art journal!

I decorated the cover with the JFF Stamptangle tree and Art word art. I stamped the tree image on blue card stock with embossing ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder. I fussy cut it out with a craft knife and adhered to the cover and embellished with some of the gems from the Club Scrap Mumbai kit. I stamped the word art and matted it with some coordinating card stock. I can't wait to start filling it up with some fun art techniques!

Be sure to check out our monthly challenge! 

The challenge is open all month long and 
the rules are simple.. make a new project, use a rubber stamp, and have fun!!
Click HERE to link up your project for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Stamps!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Lighthouse Cards

Hi everyone I'm sharing two new cards using some great stamps available from the store.  

The lighthouse stamps are amazing.  I chose to color one lighthouse with shades of blue.  After die cutting the image, I added it to a larger blue mat then placed it on a coordinating blue card.  The sentiment is from Sentiments 3 which was stamped on the same background panel.

My second lighthouse is colored with shades of red and also die cut.  It was matted with a larger red panel then added to a blue card.  This sentiment is from Sentiments 1.

Aren't these images amazing?

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Beach Vacation Card!

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  This is my first post for Just for Fun this year and I’d like to share a beach themed card.  When the weather gets cold, I tend to use a lot of seasonal stamps, but it is fun to warm up by using summer stamps in winter weather.

I stamped the beach scene stamped over patterned paper.  I paper-pieced the sun and also added a cute pineapple charm to this card. That sentiment is the BEST!  I have been trying to be mindful to create some real vacations in my life, and not just trips that are more work than staying home.  We did a staycation last summer and I highly recommend them!

You can purchase the stamps I used on my card in the JFF Store.  These are available as wood-mount, cling-mount (my favorite) or as unmounted stamps!  You pick this before you put the stamp in your cart.

Pier Silhouette Stamp
A Vacation Is... sentiment stamp
Beach/Seashore Category

Thank you for your visit today!

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Wish Big!

Hi, it is April here showing you a winter birthday card that will be great for the guys!

I made the background by dropping a few drops of white and green acrylic paint onto some blue card stock. I then laid another piece of blue card stock over the first one, pulled them apart and I got the look of mountains! I stamped the Just For Fun Polar Bear Sketch stamp, added white sparkle flocking, fussy cut him and adhered him to the card. Lastly I stamped Wish Big on the background. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope that you will join in our challenge here. We would love to see your wonderful creations! The theme for the challenge is to use blue and silver.

Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Civilized Wine

Happy First Thursday of the New Year!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I'm sharing my love for wine this month. I'm sure you'll notice a theme as time goes on :)  I have a "two-fer" today.  My original experiment didn't work out as well as I wanted so I created a second panel. 

This background was created with Distress Oxide inks and water.  I then spritzed the Wine Background collage stamp with water and applied it to the background panel. I was hoping for a more dramatic impression. The wine bottle is a die cut that was embossed in sections. During my Intro to Winemaking class we learned about the history of wine and this Hemingway Wine Sentiment really is fitting.

Just for Fun stamps. Club Scrap papers, waxed linen and charm. Melissa Francis die. Cuttlebug embossing folder. 

This second background is the same distress oxide ink and water technique but I stamped the wine background stamp in brown after the panel dried. I added ribbon and a die cut sentiment. 

Just for Fun stamp. Club Scrap papers and ribbon. Nuvo drops. Spellbinders die. 

Don't forget to join us over at Just for Fun Rubber stamps for our Blue & Silver Challenge.
You could win a JFF gift certificate just for entering.