Monday, May 27, 2019

Summer Dreams




E. Marie here with a summer silhouette card to share.  I have been laid up with knee surgery so fellow designer, April Williams, came over and she shared some fun techniques using alcohol inks. 



We spent the afternoon making different backgrounds.  I used one of these backgrounds for today’s card.



The Pelican on Piling Silhouette was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on the front.  The Summer Dreams sentiment from The Seasons Word Block was stamped at the top with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.



A little twine was added, along with dark blue and Graphic 45 Designer cardstock layers on black.

Hope you are enjoying a long weekend of friends, family, and fun.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Because of the Brave

It’s the unofficial kickoff to summer, but, more importantly, Memorial Day is the holiday set aside to honor the hundreds of thousands of American service members who have died in battle throughout the globe protecting our nation and its freedoms.While many of us enjoy picnics and barbecues and a much-deserved day off, take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices that our nation’s heroes have made and continue to make for each of us.


“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

JFF Stamps Stamptangle Stars

May we never forget that freedom isn't free. To the men and women of our armed forces, thank you for your service. 





Wednesday, May 22, 2019

A Sailor is an Artist

Hi everyone Steph here today sharing a new card using some great stamps available from the store to create my card.  



I stamped the Fishing Boat in black ink and colored it with Memento Markers.  Adding Nuvo Drops to the windshield created a faux windshield.  The panel was lightly inked and matted on red and black cardstock then a dotted panel before the card.

The phrase was stamped on a white panel and matted to coordinate with the card. It was then added with foam adhesives giving it some dimension.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Monday, May 20, 2019

Be Flamazing!

This month we are celebrating the women in our lives! My best friend hosted a Mother's Day gathering and it was decided that the month of May should be Mother's May! (Click HERE for my personal blog post and some fun photos.) We had lots of great food, beautiful flowers and good company!

JFF Stamps BCH Flamingos
Let's keep the party going! 



 Join our linky party for a chance to win a gift certificate from JFF Stamps!
I'll look for you in the gallery!




Sunday, May 19, 2019

Lighthouse Card Idea - Calm Seas

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  I would like to share a card using one of the stamps from JFF’s latest release.  This stamp is called Striped Lighthouse and I really like this scene.  I paired it with the saying, Calm Seas.


I colored this stamp with alcohol markers.  For the sky, I used pointillism to add interest.  I die cut out the panel and arranged it over some nautical patterned papers.  I thought the sentiment panel would stand out nicely if I put it at the top on an angle.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!  Hope to see you again soon. In the meanwhile, hope you have time for stamping!


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Birthday Shaker Card

It is April here today. I hope you are enjoying this month of May. May is always a nice month here. After May is gets really hot and humid here in the South! Today I want to share a fun shaker card I made. I made this shaker card flatter in order for it to go through the mail. The sequins still move around well inside.



For the background I used Color Bursts and spritzed them with water. Next I placed sequins on the background and adhered a piece of acetate over them, just gluing around the edges. I cut the blue frame using a Gina Marie die and adhered that over the acetate. I colored the Stamptangle Seahorse using Zig markers, fussy cut it and adhered it to the front of the card. I made a banner and stamped the saying on it and sponged some black ink around it. The saying is from the Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet.

I hope that you will join in this month's challenge. The theme is -- celebrate the women in your life!

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

April
Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Collage Heart

Happy Thursday!  Thanks for joining us today at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.

I've been doing a lot of coloring lately with my colored pencils.  I generally stamp a full sheet of random stamps and then just mindlessly sit in front of the TV and color. Very therapeutic.  This card features the Collage Heart stamp colored with the dual tipped Chameleon pencils

Just for Fun stamps. Club Scrap papers. Elizabeth Craft Designs stitched die. Chameleon pencils.

Thank you for visiting today.  We would love for you to join our May challenge.  Link up those art projects with at least 3 layers that celebrate the women in your life. 


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Morning Coffee



E. Marie here with one more coffee themed card.  This card features four stamps from Just For Fun.  The Coffee and the Café images were heat embossed in white on brown cardstock and cut out.  The What's Brewing was stamped on kraft cardstock.



These were all layered on some special coffee paper that my friend shared with me from this special pad of paper she had.  



I stamped the Water Ring on it in brown and added a variety of brown layers.

Relax, have a cup of coffee, and enjoy your weekend.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Friends and Flowers

Hi everyone Steph here today sharing a new card  using some great stamps available from the store to create my card.  


I created a background using the Long Script stamp, stamping it repeatedly with brown ink until the background was complete.  I placed the panel on a kraft card and added a large die cut oval on top.

Next, I used the Daisy stamp, stamped it twice and colored them with Copic Markers.  Finally, I fussy cut them.  I also stamped and fussy cut the Small Canning Jar to use as a vase for the daisies.



Friends was die cut and added across the jar and a dew drop was added above the "i".

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


Monday, May 6, 2019

JFF April 2019 Challenge - Add Lace

Welcome! Design Team member Lisa here to present you with April's challenge. Let's get creative this month with lace. Feel free to think beyond the standard fabric lace. Doilies, die cuts or punches are perfect for this challenge as well.



Before I share the Design Team creations I need to announce the March 2019 challenge winner chosen by random.org... 



Congratulations CG! Please contact wendy@bellinosonline.com within 10 days to claim your prize!

Now, for some inspiration from the design team! 

Lisa


April 

Steph
You have until:
Tuesday, May 7th 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!


Coffee Cafe




Yesterday Heidi shared a lovely coffee themed card.  I love anything coffee so I decided to share another one.



This card uses the Café image.  This was colored with Tombow markers and layered on sunset colored cardstock and dark blue.



This small scenic die cut was added to the corner, along with the die cut Coffee word.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

What’s Brewing? A Coffee Card!

Hello from design team member, Heidi! I have a coffee themed card for you today!  


This stamp is called Latte Love and it is one of my favorites.  The sentiment is What’s Brewing.  Just For Fun also has a whole section of coffee, tea and wine stamps that are a bit different than you see elsewhere.  

I colored my stamp with alcohol markers, using colors from this patterned paper I wanted to use.  I then added Wink of Stella to the coffee, and Nuvo Drops glitter glue to the heart.

The background is Distress Oxides.  I nearly always coat my cardstock first with a light layer of gesso before I make this type of Distress Oxide smooshed background. I feel like I get better layers when I do this.  

Then I just finished the card with the sentiment heat embossed on vellum.


Thanks for visiting today!


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Warm Wishes

Hi! It is April here today. It is warming up nicely here in South Carolina and it makes me think of Charleston and the beach! My son lives in Charleston so we are able to visit the beach quite often. Also Hubby loves to deep sea fish and recently he caught many. Yum!



I had fun making this card. I used the Tri Circle frame and used the technique of paper piecing with it. I always love the look of this technique.
The playful dolphins were stamped on the large circle and colored with alcohol markers. The saying is from the Sentiments 2 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are having a nice day!

April
Stampwilly Designs

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Time to Relax

Can you believe it's May already!?  Time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine before it gets too hot here in Cali. 

Have you ever cut your rubber stamps to just use a portion?  To some crafters this is sacrilegious. To me...it's getting more bang for my buck.  I trimmed a "Hole in One" golf quote into three different stamps.  I now have a birthday stamp, a relax quote and a golf sentiment.

Just for Fun stamps. Club Scrap papers and Stipple Mists. Paper Smooches cloud dies.

To create the background, I sprayed a pool of Stipple Mists on my glass mat and added water.  I used this as my "ink pad" and created a watercolor pine tree image. 

Note: Try different papers for different effects. The above photo is on glossy paper.

There's still time to join us for our April Lace Challenge


Just upload your photo to our website by May 7th for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Just for Fun Rubber Stamp store.