Monday, October 24, 2016

Seahorses In Seaweed

Yes, I know it is fall and the cooler weather has finally arrived where I live.  However, this is the time of year that my family loves to visit the beach.  October isn’t usually as humid and definitely less crowded.  This explains the card I am sharing today.

I love seahorses and the Seahorses In Seaweed is such a great image.  Light blue was added to a piece of watercolor paper.  Watercolor markers were used to paint directly to the rubber stamp, then it was lightly spritzed with water and stamped.  Layers of copper and blue green were added.

The Memory Box die, Deep Sea Corner, was cut from copper and tucked under the image on the right side.  I even found some background paper with lovely fall colors.

There is nothing like a visit to the ocean, even in Fall.

Hope you have a wonderful week,

E. Marie

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Les Chats Noirs!

A few weeks ago I made some Shrinky Dink plastic earrings for my JFF Design Team post with the Stitched Mouthed Jack-o-Lantern stamp. This week, the Candy Corn Fence was begging to be stamped! I combined it with the Tiny Black Kat and Bats stamps to make Les Chats Noir!


I have a challenge for you...Click here to leave a comment on my personal blog post for a chance to be in the drawing for a Candy Corn Fence stamp of your own, then click here to join the JFFRS Halloween Challenge for a chance to win a JFFRS gift certificate. 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!! Winner of the Candy Corn Fence stamp will be announced on my blog on Saturday October 29, 2016. Go make something Fa-BOO-lous!

Wendy Bellino


Friday, October 21, 2016

Light up Jack o Lantern Card

Hey ya'll! Welcome back to the JFF Rubber Stamp Blog! Jennifer here today to share my latest creation using two Halloween stamps from the JFF Rubber Stamp Shop.
I used the awesome Crooked Old Tree stamp, and the Stitched Mouth Jack-o-Lantern stamp to create my card for today. 
I love this Jack-o-Lantern stamp. He is so cool looking. Kind of fun with a touch of spooky! 
To begin I grabbed a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock and my Distress Inks to create my background. For the sky I blended Chipped Sapphire, Wilted Violet, Ripe Persimmon, and Carved Pumpkin Distress Inks. For the ground I used Mowed Lawn and Forest Moss Distress Inks. 
Once my colors were blended together I splattered some water onto my panel 3 different times. Changing how long I let the water sit on there before blotting it up each time to vary the amount of lifting. Next I stamped my Crooked Old Tree stamp with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and set the whole thing aside to dry.
Next I stamped "Jack" (original name isn't it?), again with the Versafine Onyx Black onto a piece of Bristol cardstock and clear heat embossed him. I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color him in and a waterbrush to blend the colors together. 

*Quick side note. For those of you wondering why I don't use watercolor paper for my Zig markers, I found that they work ten times better on some smooth bristol cardstock. When I use them on watercolor paper it can sometime take a little more effort to blend and you have to do it quickly. Where as on the bristol the colors blend almost effortlessly on their own. Even without having to use water and a brush!

When I was happy with how he looked I set him aside to dry. While waiting for my pumpkin to dry I created a cardbase from #100 Neenah Kraft cardstock by cutting a piece down to 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 and folding it in half to create am A2 side folding card base. By then, Jack was pretty much dry and I fussy cut him out. Originally, I wanted to create an interactive card by adding a slider feature, but once I laid him on the background i felt he was a little too big and it would just look strange.
I was a little disappointed because I really wanted to create an interactive card. Especially since I decided I did not want to add a sentiment. 
Then it hit me! I had been wanting to play with some new colors of Chibitronics Circuit Lights that I had gotten a little while back! They have a tropical collection that includes the colors pink, green, and orange. So I decided to give the orange lights a go. After all you can't have a Jack-o-Lantern that doesn't light up!
How cute is that? I first laid Jack onto my blended panel where i planned to place him and poked some holes around Jack's eyes, nose, and mouth to allow the light to shine through better since the cardstock is fairly thick. I also used my Pen Blade to gently scrape the backs of the same areas. Next, I used my Pen Blade to trim out the areas on my blended panel around where the poked holes were made. 
Once that was done I grabbed a piece of scrap cardstock that I had trimmed down to be smaller than my card and lined it up behind the ink blended panel and traced his eyes nose and mouth on it to use as a guide when setting up my circuit panel. 
After I completed my circuit panel I arranged my Chibi Lights, 1 each for the eyes and nose and 2 for his mouth. I made sure they all worked before laying down 3 layers of foam tape and lined up my ink blended panel on top of the lights. Then I adhered Jack over the openings on the front panel, making sure my lights were shining through in the right spots before pressing him down permanently. 

I love when I get to use my Chibitronics Lights on a card. They really add a fantastic effect to the card. I'm sure some of you may feel intimidated about trying them out, but they are super easy to use, and a whole lot of fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you enjoyed my latest creation!
For a full list of supplies I used for this card, and more detailed instructions stop on by my blog!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stamptangle Cats...

Hi ya Just For Fun fans!  Today I am sharing with you a"zentangle" inspired card featuring cat images that are super cute!

I just LOVE this stamp. It is called  Stamptangle Cats and you can find it here in the JFFRS store. I created the window scene and decided to add a little wallpaper around the frame to give the scene a more realistic feel. I also decided to make each cat different just to showcase the many ways you can color these fun stamps.

Have you joined in on our monthly challenge? Check it out HERE and stop by the blog everyday for fresh inspiration!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Sweet Pumpkin Patch

Thanks for stopping by the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog today. I really enjoy working with this sweet Pumpkin Patch stamp!  It is such a versatile stamp for fall - it can be used for Halloween, Thanksgiving or general autumn greeting cards.  You can use the pumpkins as is, and already have a saying on your card front, OR trim out a pumpkin or two to embellish another fall design or scrapbook page.

I simply colored my image with alcohol markers.  I layered it over a die cut doily and used some pretty fall patterned paper to help show off this cute stamp. I really love how it turned out! 

Please say tuned to the Just for Fun Rubber Stamps blog, as there will be plenty more inspiration coming up from the Design Team!  And don't forget the October Challenge - it is Halloween this month!

Have a fabulous day!
~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Watercolored Autumn Leaves

Hey ya'll, I am super excited and honored to be here today sharing this fall card with you that I created for my first design team post here on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamp Blog. I absolutely love the Leaf Block stamp that I got from the JFF Rubber Stamp Shop. I inked this stamp up the second I got it in the mail and it definitely became an instant favorite!
I began by inking my stamp with Versafine Ink and  white heat embossing it on a piece of Arches watercolor paper with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I used my Zig Clean Color markers to color in my image and a waterbrush to blend all the colors.
I set my panel aside to dry, and and began working on my card base. I cut a piece of Neenah Desert storm to 4 1/4 by 11 and folded in half to create an A2 card base. I lightly inked the edges with Versasfine Ink and gold heat embossed a border. 
Once my panel was dry, I trimmed it out and matted it on a piece of Schoolhouse Red Cardstock. Then I attached the panel to my card base using foam tape for some dimension.

For my sentiment I die cut the word grateful 4 times using the same Desert Storm cardstock and stacked it using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Then I used my Versafine ink and the same gold embossing powder I used on the base to create an ombre effect on the die cut.
Before attaching it to my card base I wrapped some cream colored ribbon to the bottom of my card. Then used more of the multi medium matte to attach my sentiment and a small acorn on top of the ribbon. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope I was able to provide a bit of inspiration for you!! Stop on by my blog for more details and a full list of all the supplies used on this card.
Happy Crafting!!!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Stamptangle Gourds Card

Hi guy! Jeni here from Scrap Shack Designs and today I have another really fun fall stamptangle card to show you. I am having so much fun with these stamps and today's card focuses on just the stamp and the lovely stamptangle pattern. 

That beautiful Fall stamp is the Stamptangle Gourds stamp and can be found here. This was one of the first stamptangle patterns that I colored in and I fell right in love with it. The patterns and designs are amazing and seriously so relaxing and fun to color. 

There are tons of different ways to color in stamps and for this one I chose to use my watercolor pencils. I find that watercoloring provides a very subtle and soft look and the pencils are so much cleaner than painting. 

Now a lot of people don't know where to begin when using watercolor pencils, and while I am no expert and the task can be completed in a number of ways, for this image I decided to color straight onto the image and then take a wet brush to blend and smooth. I found that doing it this way helps to make sure the whole image is blended really well. For a variation on using the pencils, you can color on a scrap sheet of cardstock and then pick up the color with your wet brush and then apply it to the image. Again there is no right or wrong answer so feel free to experiment and have fun. 

Thanks for stopping in today. If you are interested in seeing more of my projects, tips, and tutorials you can stop by me at the shack by clicking here. Hope to see you over there. 

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hampton, Virginia... get set for some FUN!

Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts 
& Scrapbook Show
Hampton, Virginia

 We are coming to Hampton and would love to have you join us this year for lots of Creative FUN!

Saturday October 22, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday October 23, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hall A
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

We have lots of NEW stamps & accessories
with exciting demonstrations showcasing them.
Please come out to see us and tell a friend about the show.

For more show information: SSAT Shows Hampton, VA

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Greetings

Hi Everyone! It is April here. I am so excited because this is my first post here as a new design team member! I want to show you a card I made with the new Crooked Old Tree and Tiny Black Cat stamps. I do not make many Halloween cards but I have certainly had fun making cards with these new stamps!

I started with striped patterned paper for the background. I punched the "moon" from another piece of patterned paper and stamped the saying from the Just for Fun Sentiments 1 unmounted sheet. The tree and cat were stamped with black ink. I then added small punched leaves to the tree and ground.

Just For Fun has a fun challenge going on this month. We would love to see you participate and you might even win a prize! You can check it out here.

I hope you are enjoying the Fall season as much as I am. This is my favorite time of the year!

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


Thursday, October 13, 2016


I am lovin' the new Spooky Scarecrow image and wanted to share a couple cards I made using him....

The first card was stamped with VersaFine ink then colored with a variety of colored pencils.  The embossed spider web panel was die-cut with the scarecrow mounted behind.

On this card Mr. Scarecrow was stamped with Memento Dye Ink then colored with Memento Dual Tip markers.  It was then die-cut, inked and mounted with double stick foam tape to the card base.

He's a great character if you're lookin' to add some spooky fun to your Halloween!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fenced Stamptangle Pumpkins

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with my first post as a member of the Just For Fun Rubber Stamp design team.  I am thrilled to be designing with the amazing stamps available in the store.  If you haven't looked around the store, you need to check it out.

Halloween is fast approaching so these pumpkins were perfect to use.

I began by first stamping the Candy Corn Fence three times on white cardstock, then lightly inked them with  brown ink.

Next, I masked the Candy Corn Fences and stamped the Stamptangle Pumpkin Large with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.   Since I wanted one pumpkin behind the other, I also masked off the first pumpkin before stamping the second.  Using an art dauber, I sponged brown ink around the panel.

A band of orange ribbon was adhered across the panel and green ribbon was tied in the corner.  To highlight the colors, I matted the pumpkin panel with orange cardstock, then adhered it to a brown card.  I found a printed "October 31st" tag that I added above the pumpkins.
Thanks for stopping by today.  Please stop by often as the team has some amazing projects to show off.
Steph - my blog

Monday, October 10, 2016

Spiders and Cats, Oh My!

Halloween is on its way and these sweet little black kitties can’t wait.  These are some of the new Stamptangle images that can be seen in the online store here.

The “happy halloween” sentiment is from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet.  It was stamped at the top of this die cut window, which was layered on orange decorative cardstock, edged with dark grey ink.  This was added to layers of black, orange designer cardstock, and green on the white card base.

The Stamptangle Cats were heat embossed in black and and fussy cut.  After coloring them with shades of grey, these cuties were layered onto the card front.  They are totally enthralled with that little black spider.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Honey, I Shrunk the Jack-o-Lantern!

While I was perusing the aisles at Hobby Lobby last weekend, I found Shrinky Dinks! Yes, I bought all four kinds. This is what I made with them!


I used the "frosty" Shrinky Dinks sheets and colored pencils. I stamped the Stitched Mouth Jack-o-Lantern with Staz On ink on the shiny side and colored with the colored pencils on the rough side.

After the images were colored, I cut them out with detail scissors and punched little holes at the top with a 1/8 inch sized hole punch.


Then the magic happened, I put them in the oven and watched them shrink! When they were cool, I sprayed them with a coat of Mod Podge acrylic sealer so that the color wouldn't rub off. I added some jump rings and earring hooks and they were ready to wear!

 I also made a little box to gift them in, even though I gifted them to myself!

 I cut some panels to cover the sides and lid of the box and decorated them with the JFF Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin and gold embossing powder.


Ready to gift for Halloween, or put them on immediately! (I put them on immediately!)


Get in the spirit by linking up your own spooky creations to the Just For Fun October Challenge - Halloween!!  You might just win a JFF gift certificate to buy these stamps for yourself!

Wendy Bellino 


Thursday, October 6, 2016

A Little Stamptangle....

Hi ya crafty peeps, today is my first post for JFFRS! I have been looking forward to working with the new DT and getting my crafty on and getting some inspiration out there for you all.
I've used the stamp called Stamptangle Pumpkin in the large size. I have never colored or working with anything related to Zentangle so this was new for me. I used mostly autumn colors from my Copic collection. I hope you like my first creation, I am looking forward to many more.

Don't forget to check out the blog or join in on the monthly challenge.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Teal Pumpkin Card Project

I am so pleased to be here today, posting for the first time as part of the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Design Team! I know everyone on the team has some great projects coming up to share with you!

(Click on images to enlarge.)

You may have heard of the Teal Pumpkin project, in which people set their teal pumpkin on the front step to show trick or treaters they have some non-food items for kids with severe allergies.  I think they are just gorgeous to look at, as well as nice for the kids, so I made it into a card.

I found the easiest way to get that lovely teal color I was looking for was to stamp and emboss the Tall Stamptangle Pumpkin with gold onto light blue cardstock, fussy cut, and then sponge on Peacock Feathers Distress ink.  It was so simple to do and I am so thrilled with the result!  The smaller pumpkin (Stamptangle Pumpkin Medium) was stamped on ivory card and sponged with Tea Dye distress ink.

I also used the same colors of ink to sponge on my patterned papers and sentiment pieces to pull everything together.  The "Just A Note" stamp is available as a single stamp, or in a set of 4 sentiments.  I decided to cut my sentiment out to better fit my card.

I hope you have a fabulous day!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tall Stamptangle Pumpkins

Hi Guys! It's Jeni here from the Scrap Shack with my very first Just For Fun design team post! I am so excited to be on this design team and to be showcasing some of these brand new stamps. This new team is full of talent and you can be sure that there are some awesome projects in the weeks and months to come. 

So let's go ahead and kick things off with a really fun fall card. 

You know, what really drew me to Just For Fun is that they have such a unique and wonderful selection of stamps. For example the whole Stamptangle line! I mean c'mon how fabulous are these stamps?!! The card I created above really came to life when I added the lovely Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin stamp. It turns out that coloring these beautiful stamps is extremely relaxing and loads of fun and the best part is that they are stamps so I can color them over and over again playing around with different color combinations and patterns. 

Not only do we have new stamps but we also have a new design team so make sure to have a look around and then to come back often! Thanks and Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Just For Fun October Challenge - Halloween!!

Welcome to Just For Fun Rubber Stamp challenge for October.  It's time to pull out all those spooky fun stamps and put them to some fun use!  We're celebrating everything Halloween this month - spiders, witches, to little ghosts and goblins.  Whatever your fancy, it's time to stamp it and share it because you just might be the lucky winner of a JFF Rubber Stamps Gift Certificate!

Before we get to the design team inspiration it's time to announce the winners from September's Fall Challenge.... and because there were so many entries, we have not one but two JFF gift certificates to award....  (chosen by  Those winners are....


Congratulations Ladies!

On to the Halloween inspiration....




You have until: 
Monday, October 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.

***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!