Friday, May 10, 2019

What's Brewing?



Here is one more coffee themed card for the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  This card features four stamps from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  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.

I’ll be back Monday with a new card.


I entered this project in the following challenge:

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps May Challenge




When you are home, recovering from surgery, it is hard to keep track of the days. Surprise!! May is here.  So it is time for a new challenge at the Just For Fun Blog.  It is the perfect theme for May – Celebrating The Women In Our Lives. 




My mom has been in the hospital and struggling with some major health issues.  The good news is she is on the mend, but she has definitely been on my mind so I made a card for her.  The base image on this card is the Floral Wreath from Just for Fun.  It was colored with Tombow Markers and then 5 cm letters were used to cut out the word MOM.

Head on over to the JFF Blog for all the challenge details and more designer inspiration.  We would love for you to join us and see what you create.

Here is to time with mom.


Sunday, May 5, 2019

Coffee Cafe



I was finally released from home health care after having knee surgery so I spent the weekend with my friends making cards.  With the start of the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop, I of course focused on a coffee themed card.



This card uses the Café image from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  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.

Here's to a great weekend and a fun hop.

E. Marie 
I entered this project in the following challenge:

Monday, April 22, 2019

He Has Risen



What a lovely weekend for Easter.  I hope you had a special time with family and friends.  I spent mine laid up due to knee surgery but was inspired to make it into my craft room and make this card to share.



The Easter Cross, from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, was heat embossed in white on a piece of cardstock and a piece of vellum.  The one on the cardstock was fussy cut and layered behind the one on the vellum.  This was all layered on top of light blue and a white die cut oval window placed over this.  JFF's He Has Risen sentiment was stamped on a piece of vellum and layered across the center and blue pearls added to the corners.

Have a great week.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Easter Peeps



Easter is sneaking up on us and two of my favorite candies are in the stores – black jelly beans and bunny Peeps.  How can I help but love the Just For Fun Marshmallow Bunnies images? 





The Bunnies were stamped on different designer papers and fussy cut.  After adding a little shading, these were added to the front of the layered card.








The “happy easter” sentiment from JFF's Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet was added above the baby bunnies.




Have a wonderful week.









Monday, March 25, 2019

A Bouquet Of Wishes...




Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has many larger images that are perfect for a standard card.  I decided to combine two of these so I needed a longer card.  My card measures 7 ½” x 4”.






Their Large Canning Jar was stamped on white cardstock and then Nature's Bouquet was stamped, with the stems inside the jar.  Both were colored with watercolors.  Their Firefly Silhouette was stamped several times but yellow stripes were added to give the appearance of bees.









Yellow splatters were added to the front and this was layered on bright yellow.  This was made as a birthday card for my friend and fellow designer, April Williams, so the “a bouquet of wishes…” sentiment from JFF's Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet was stamped across the jar.






Don’t forget there are a few more days to enter Just For Fun's March Challenge with the theme of “Movement”.  See the details on their blog here.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Here' To Warmer Weather



Since some of my followers are still buried in snow, here is a card to warm you up.  The same colors and Just For Fun images from my challenge post, along with a few additional ones, were used on this card.



An older frame image was stamped and sponged with distress ink and fussy cut.  The JFF Chambered NautilusFlip Flops, and Mother and Baby Dolphins were stamped on these cut out pieces and layered on a background created with Distress Oxide Inks.  The Stamptangle Seahorse and Sand Dollar were stamped in brown and lightly colored.  They were fussy cut and popped up over the other images.  The Happy to Sea You sentiment was added to the corner.



A little cording and various layers were added to complete this card.

Here is to warmer days.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Just For Fun March Challenge - Movement




Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Blog has a new challenge for the month of March.  The challenge theme is “Movement”!  Something on your card should wiggle, jiggle, slide, roll, flip or fold.    



There are so many different ways you can create movement on a card that it was hard for me to decide what I wanted to do.  I decided on a Waterfall Card.  I have always thought they look so fun but have never made one before.  This was my chance.  I chose a beach theme (Just For Fun has so many stamps for this) but you can use any theme and it really is a lot easier to make than it looks.  You can find a complete tutorial for one here.



The JFF Chambered Nautilus, Flip Flops, and Mother Baby Dolphins, and Palm Trees images were used on the flipping panels.  These were sponged with Distress Ink and layered on blue. 






The Summer Dreams sentiment from the Seasons Word Block was used on the pull down tab, along with the Stamptangle Seahorse, Sand Dollar, and  Pacific Scallop in the background.



The background was embossed with a Spellbinders’ folder and sequins, brads, and ribbon were added embellishments.

For more details and inspiration for this challenge, head over to the JFF Blog, here.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Treasured Times




Have you seen the new fishing stamps that Just For Fun Rubber Stamps released earlier this year?  I recently received the Father and Child Fishing stamp.  I absolutely love this image.  It brings back so many memories of times I spent with my dad.




I picked up some paint chips a while ago (ok, over a year ago) because I saw so many cute cards made with them.  They have been sitting on my craft table waiting for a purpose.  I decided to finally use one for my background.  It was layered on white and, because it had a slight coating, Stazon ink was used for the images. 



The Father and Child Fishing and Water images from JFF were placed at the bottom light grey area and the Seagulls Silhouette (JFF) in the middle medium grey area.  I left the paint names on the chip partly due to needing the extra width and partly because I really liked the names.  The middle section is called Raven Wing and the bottom is Remember.



The sentiment, Treasured Times, was stamped in black and layered on white.  This was popped up at the top.

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Just For Fun February Challenge




Wow! I can’t believe it is already February.  I’m sure we just had Christmas.  This means it is time for a new challenge at the Just For Fun Blog.  


The new theme is Music with Purple, Green, and Gold.



The background of my card was created by smooshing watercolor paper into various spritzed Distress Inks (purples and greens) on a craft mat.  When this was dry,  Just For Fun’s Distressed Music Block was lightly stamped in several areas.  The design was very subtle.  JFF’s new Poinsettia Flower was stamped along the top and their Treasured Times sentiment along the bottom.  Both were heat embossed with detail white embossing powder.  Additional white EP and some gold EP were sprinkles in areas and heat set from beneath.



This card front was layered on gold and a white card base.  A simple but colorful design.  Now head on over to the Just For Fun Blog to get the challenge details and some great inspiration from my fellow designers.