Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Under the Sea - Adding sparkle to Distress Oxide backgrounds

Hello from design team member, Heidi!  If you are having any trouble getting results you like with your Distress Oxide backgrounds, I humbly suggest adding some sparkle.

The easiest way I have found to do this is to use Perfect Pearls mica powders.  This background was made starting with the same technique Tim Holtz has shown in many videos.  Smush your ink onto your surface, spritz with water and drag the paper through it.  Dry in between and repeat.  This is my twist on the technique, when you have your color down, get a bit of perfect pearls powder and add some water.  Use a brush and flick it all over your background.  At this point, I hope you will see your matte background come alive, like they did for me.

For this background I used two colors of gold Perfect pearls.  I love how it looks at different angles.  I used a lovely shell stamp from the Beach Unmounted Sheet and colored it with alcohol markers.  It was the absolute perfect thing to add the suggestion to my Clean and Simple "underwater scene."  The sentiment is from Sentiment Sheet 1.

Thanks so much for coming by! Hope you will come back often to see inspiration from the entire design team!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Can't get enough summer!

Hi Guys! Jen here from The Scrap Shack bringing you another beautiful card using the summer scenes stamps from Just For Fun! Today's card uses the "Grey Heron at Waters Edge" stamp as the main part and then I decided to top it off with the "May your day be filled..." sentiment stamp, which is not a new stamp but it's still a goody and it pairs perfectly with our newer ones. 

So enough chatter, let's get to this card. 

Is that not one of the best stamps you have seen in a while! I love it! The best news is that Just For Fun released a few of these "summer scene" stamps and they are all just as fabulous. 

So for this card I started off with some CTMH ombre paper and then I simply added items from my stash, like those layered scallops. I stamped the image in a black ink and then colored it in using alcohol markers. I also added that sentiment to the white layer, prior to attaching it to the base. 

Since I love the look of a framed image I took some Lagoon ink and inked all around edges of the white paper. Again using a couple more items from my stash I attached some brown ribbon and a few embellishments from that same CTMH paper line. 

Thanks for stopping in today! I hope you were inspired to head out and create something beautiful. If you would like to see some more of my projects you can jump on over to my blog and say "Hello!" 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fireworks Fun

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've created some fun projects using some amazing stamps.

Since we are near the 4th of July, I wanted to create some party cups that could be displayed on the party table.

These paper bowls were perfect to stamp the Fireworks stamp around.  There are 3 fireworks on the stamp so I inked them in assorted colors of ink, similar to what you might see when the fireworks go off.

I repeatedly inked the stamp and stamped it around the bowls until the bowls were covered.  Wouldn't these be a wonderful party gift for friends and family?

Next, I again used the Fireworks stamp to create 2 different cards.

I stamped one panel with yellow, red and orange fireworks then stamped a second panel with blue, red and purple fireworks.  I used sentiments from the Sentiments 1 stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Nautical Father's Day Card

Hello!  Design Team member, Heidi, here today!  I want to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father's Day!

The card I made for the occasion uses stamps from the Beach Unmounted Sheet stamp set.  It is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  For the main panel, I stamped the two seahorses in grey ink on patterned paper, then colored them with light blue marker.  The edges were sponged in light blue ink and then I added a navy mat.

The striped patterned paper was altered to add the cute ship wheel stamp with light blue ink.  I added a shell for my embellishment that was stamped on patterned paper and fussy cut.  After stamping Happy Father's Day, I added a brad and some enamel dots to finish the card off.

Hope you will join in our June Challenge, the theme is For the Guys!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Life is Better Around the Campfire

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or in winter. ~ Henry David Thoreau

It's even better with S'MORES!


I altered a rubber stamp to feature the JFF campfire rubber stamp and added the words "eat a s'more" with some tiny font stamps from my personal stash.

I combined two sketches for this challenge, the Mojo Monday #500 and Club Scrap's 6-2017 Idea Deck Challenge, to create my card. The inside features a pop-up using the camp laundry stamp image.

There's still lots of room for another sentiment or a note!

This month's challenge theme is For the Guys!

Click here to join our monthly challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps! We'd love to see what you create!

        Wendy Bellino

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Summer Sweets...

Summer has begun and one of the favorite ways to enjoy summer is to eat ice cream! It's cool and refreshing. My card reflects a little summer nibble.
The stamps I used are as follows:  Hot Fudge SundaeStrawberry Cone and Vanilla Shake. These are such fun stamps, easy to color up and use in your summer or sweet cards. Shop the store for these are other fun and unique stamps.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Adirondack Sunset - My Happy Place!

The heat is here and my favorite place to spend time is at the beach.  I love the feel of the sand on my bare feet and the breeze coming off of the ocean.  The Adirondack Sunset image, used on today’s card, definitely shows my happy place.

The background was created using the new Distress Oxide Inks.   Fossilized Amber, Faded Jeans, and Vintage Photo Oxide Inks were sponged on white cardstock.  The stamp image was lightly spritzed with water and stamped onto the inked background.  This was dried with a heat tool and then the image was stamped a second time with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.

After stamping the sentiment, Secrets in the Sand, across the front, the image was added to layers of blue and yellow and designer cardstock.

Where is your happy place?

E. Marie

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Hi! It is designer April here. Father's Day is approaching so have you made your Father's Day cards yet? Check out all our neat stamps that you can use for your Father's Day cards! This stamp reminds me so much of my dad and his 1956 Chevy. This is stamp is actually a 1957 Chevy but my dad had the 1956 model. He must have loved that car because he had it for 18 years! I remember when the horn went out on it and he had a new horn installed where you pushed a button on the side of the steering wheel column. I was so embarrassed because it sounded like someone blowing his nose! LOL! I also remember that there were a few holes in the floorboard too. The car was a mint green color with black and white textured seats.

So in honor of Dad, I colored this car mint green using colored pencils and Gamsol. I used a silver paint pen for the "chrome" on the car. Textured paper was used for the background that reminds me of the car's interior. I used some metal tape and ran it through an embossing folder and adhered it to the card. I stamped and embossed the saying from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet, onto black card stock and cut out a banner. My dad has passed away, but I will always have fond memories of him and his Chevy!

Don't forget to join in this month's challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to our store!

I hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, June 9, 2017

StampFest Summer Prize Giveaway!

StampFest Summer
Prize Giveaway!

We are so excited for our Summer Event to arrive -- just three weeks away on July 1-2 -- that we are in a very giving mood! If you live in Florida or will be in Florida during this time frame come out and join us for all of the FUN!

We are giving away a $20 gift certificate for one winner to use on merchandise at the Stampers Anonymous booth at StampFest Summer!

Since you are receiving this newsletter, you are already entered for the chance to win! We would love it if you would let all your crafty friends know about our stamping, scrapbooking, and papercrafting conventions, by forwarding this newsletter to them so they can sign up to receive them from us and also be entered for this giveaway!

The winner will be chosen by on Wednesday, June 14 and will be notified via email, so don't delay getting the word out!

If you are not yet registered for our Summer Event
you can find ticket information HERE.

If you already have your convention ticket and would like to make the most of your crafty time away from home, check out the classes we are offering HERE, which begin Thursday, June 29 at 4pm and run through Saturday evening, July 1st.

We look forward to seeing you at StampFest Summer 2017!

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Summer Camp Cards

Hello from Design Team member, Heidi!  I am having a great time focusing on increasing my stash of masculine cards as part of Just for Fun's June Challenge!  (I hope you will play along too, click here for the challenge post.)  I am very outnumbered in my household between DH, the kids, the cat -- even the fish!  So I definitely need these cards!

The cards I am sharing today I will need very soon for summer camp!  I figure out how many days it takes for a card to get to the camp and then I send them ahead so that DS will hopefully get one each day.  I used some super stamps from the Camping Theme at Just for Fun's store.

I first cut a window into patterned paper.  I stamped my images and just filled in color with some markers.  (No fancy coloring needed!) For this first card I stamped over top of the image in light beige ink with the Tattered Screen background stamp.  The sentiment was stamped on kraft cardstock and trimmed out.  

The second card is just a variation of the first.  I trimmed around the image so that the leaves would go outside the frame.  These were not difficult to make at all!

Thank you for coming by today!  There will be lots more wonderful projects coming up all month from the rest of the design team -- so stop in often!

Monday, June 5, 2017

2 For 1: Summer Days

Hi! Welcome and thanks for joining us today! DT member Jen here from Scrap Shack Designs and I have two wonderful and amazing summer cards to share with you today. Let's get right to it. 

So these two cards have a lot in common. They were both made using my watercolor paints and they both use stamps from our brand new release!! I love these summer scene stamps, no matter what you do with them they are simply beautiful! 

The first card up is a very "Cool" take on the summer scene. I used a lot of blues with it. I matted some DSP from "The Paper Studio's All Season's" paper pack and then I typed up a poem using that same blue tone. This card uses the new Adirondack Sunset stamp from Just for Fun's new Spring 2017 release. 

Next up we have quite the opposite because I chose to stick to warmer tones. The theme is still the same and I stuck to the beautiful scene stamps, I just switched up the colors. For the second card I decided to use the Relaxing in the Sand stamp along with the watercolor paints. I also typed out this sentiment and matted the layers. 

If you have not already picked out your summer stamps make sure to head on over to JFF and take a look at all of the new beautiful ones we offer. Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to stop back in for more inspiration! 

Happy Crafting! 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Voice of the Sea

I fell in love with this Stamptangle Seahorse image. My mixed media collage makes me wish for the beach, the smell of saltwater in the air and the sea breeze blowing my hair!

JFF Rubber Stamps Stamptangle Seahorse and The Voice of the Sea stamp images. Club Scrap card stock.
 This month's challenge theme is For the Guys

Father's Day is right around the corner...Click here to join our monthly challenge for a chance to win a gift certificate to shop at Just for Fun Rubber Stamps! We'd love to see what you create!

        Wendy Bellino

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lookin' Like Summer!

Today I wanted to share a summer sunset shaker card I made for the Imagine blog. It's made using Adirondack Sunset  which was stamped on a piece of Vertigo Film and colored with Memento markers.

The frame for the shaker is covered with various seashells: Chambered Nautilus, Chestnut Latirus and the Pacific Scallop, which were stamped with VersaMark ink and embossed using gold embossing powder.   

What's your idea of the ideal summer???

Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Photo Shoot...

Hi everyone, DT Caroyn here to share my make for this first week of June. The weather is getting warmer and the sun is out and I bet you will be using your camera more. Here is the cute little card to  help you out with those selfies you post online.

The stamp I used is called 35mm Camera. I love the detail in this stamp, it's very realistic. I will be using this one for scrapbooking and cards.  I stamped using Black StazOn ink. Thanks for stopping by, come back often for more inspiration from the design team.

June JFF Card Challenge - For the Guys!

Welcome Friends!

June first - time for a new Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Card Challenge! This time we're celebrating the guys in our lives....

We need to take care of a bit of business before we get to our challenge inspiration from the team. We need to award a gift certificate to one lucky stamper from last month's challenge.  That lucky winner is....(drawn using

Congratulations Lisa!

On with the show....

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You have until: 
Friday, June 30th 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!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend Sale!!

The Just For Fun 40% OFF Special ends Monday at the end of the Memorial Day weekend holiday. Take advantage of this BIG Discount on all online retail orders.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Sea Escape

Hi Everyone! It is designer April here with another card using a new stamp called Grey Heron At Water's Edge. Around here when Memorial Day comes everyone hits the beach! I just recently went to Charleston, SC to see my son. I love Charleston with its rich history and many islands and beaches. It was great strolling in the surf and feeling the breeze along the way. I made this card thinking about that wonderful time!

I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used my Distress inks to watercolor the image. I used some sparkle embossing powder on the sand and around the card base. 

You still have a few days to join our challenge. We would love to have you participate and you might even win a gift certificate to our store. 

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


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Just Some Stampin Fun

Just been playin with some summery looking stamps lately. Thought I'd share a few with you...

Both made using the same stamp only the top card was colored with Memento Dual Tip Markers and the bottom was colored with Prima Confections Watercolors.  I find it fascinating how different an image looks just by using a different coloring medium.

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps - All images
Club - cardstock, pattern papers, embellishments
Imagine - Memento Dual Tip Markers; Memento Ink
MFT - Dies

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Not all who wander are lost....

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here again today and I've created 2 cards with some amazing stamps.

Using the Old Time Bicycle Motif stamp, I stamped it 3 times.  I matted each panel with white cardstock and lightly inked each.  Then I placed all 3 panels on a strip of black and a strip of white cardstock.

I used some scrap papers, placing them on a black card.  Placing the stamped panel across the card, I lightly colored the images, then added pearls to the spokes.  The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white cardstock and added to the card.  3 gems were added to offset the stamped sentiment.

I wanted to keep my next card simple so I stamped the Directional Destination Sign in black ink on a white panel. 

I lightly sponged blue ink around the panel before matting it with black cardstock. 

The panel was added to a blue card.  The  sentiment was stamped on a strip of white cardstock, lightly sponged with blue ink and matted with black cardstock.  This was then added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.

Thanks for stopping by today.