Monday, November 13, 2017

Harvest Bounty



Thanksgiving seems to get lost between Halloween and Christmas, but it is one of my favorite holidays.  It is that time when you stop and remind yourself of all those things in your life that you are thankful for.  These things seem to get lost in everyday life and it is wonderful to take the time to focus on the good in our lives and how blesses we are.

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The Cornucopia, also referred to as the Horn of Plenty, symbolizes to me just how blessed I am so I love to use it on my Thanksgiving cards.  This new Just For Fun image I used is named Harvest Bounty.   

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It was colored with Tombow markers and parts of a second image were popped up on top to provide some dimension.  The background paper is Bo Bunny's Farmers' Market.


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I hope this card and post reminds you how blessed you are and how thankful I am for each one of you.

E. Marie

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Just For Fun November Challenge






Halloween has flown by and it is time for the November Challenge at the Just For Fun Blog.  The theme is Thanksgiving, along with Family and Travel.




I used three different Just for Fun stamp images for this card.  The small Stamptangle Pumpkin and the Stamptangle Tall Pumpkin were stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed in gold on decorative cardstock.  The corn and wheat from the new Harvest Bounty were also heat embossed in gold and colored with Copics.  All were fussy cut and layered on a large red circle, die cut with a Spellbinders’ Circle Nestability.

The background is layers of two designer cardstocks, brown cardstock and a cream card base.  The front yellow layer was edged with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with more gold EP.  The JFF Happy Thanksgiving sentiment was added to the top.

We would love for you to share your cards for the JFF November Challenge.  Find more details, inspiration, and the link on the blog, here.

E. Marie

Monday, October 23, 2017

Moonlight Witch Silhouette Shaker



Watch out!  Guess what is sneaking up on us?  That hauntingly fun holiday, Halloween.  Just For Fun has some new stamps just for this, and today’s card uses the Moonlit Witch Silhouette.



The image was stamped with black Memento Ink two times, once on green for the card front and once on orange for the background.  The circular window was cut out of the card front and layered on black and a piece of acetate.  This was popped up and lined up with the orange background.  Halloween Greetings from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet was stamped at the bottom.



A variety of orange and lime green sequins, along with a few stars were added to the shaker window.

Have a great week.

E. Marie

Monday, October 9, 2017

Witches' Laundry



I hope you had time to get creative yesterday on World Card Making Day.  I was able to get together with a group of friends to eat and play.  I am sharing one of the cards I completed.



Love this Witches Laundry image.  It is one of Just For Fun’s new stamps.  I stamped it in black on decorative paper and added layers of black and green, along with some fun, purple designer cardstock.



A little die cut spider web was adhered to one corner to add to the Halloween look.

How many cards did you make yesterday?

E. Marie

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Just For Fun October Challenge


Time is a flying and now it is time for bats and witches.  October has arrived and Just For Fun Rubber Stamps has a new challenge for this month on their blog and it is all about “Halloween”.



My card uses JFF’s new Witches Magic.  After stamping with Memento Ink, the image was colored with Copic Markers and die cut using Spellbinders’ Nestabilities Art Deco Astoria Labels Etched Dies.



Ink was sponged around all the edges and the image was added to layers of designer paper.  I had this cute little vial of little black star sequins that were added to the card.

Head on over to the Just For Fun blog to see more creations from my fellow designers, along with all the details of the challenge.

E. Marie

Monday, September 25, 2017

Not Lost


The new Lighthouse Silhouette is today’s featured image.  Instead of using the usual black for this silhouette image, I chose to use a dark brown.  The image was stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink on decorative cardstock from K & Co.  This was die cut with Spellbinders’ Valiant Honor Card Creator Etched Die and ink was sponged around the edges before removing the die.  This was added to layers of dark brown and light blue.



The sentiment, Not All Who Wander are Lost, goes so well with the lighthouse, that guides the way.  It was heat embossed in light blue to coordinate with the light blue layer.

There are still a few days left to enter the current sketch challenge.  Find more information here.

E. Marie

Monday, September 11, 2017

You Are Fabulous



It has been very hard for many this weekend and so I thought I would share a colorful and uplifting card today.



Just For Fun's new Paint Brushes and Small Canning Jar images were used on this card.  The Small Canning Jar was stamped over the Paint Brush image and both were colored with Copic Markers.  They were fussy cut, layered on black, and cut again.



This was layered on a background created by streaking ink on glossy cardstock.  I used reinkers on a piece of felt on a handle and ran this across a piece of glossy several times.  The JFF sentiment,  You Are Fabulous, was stamped along the side in black.

Praying for all of those facing loss from all the bad weather and that you will be safe.

E. Marie

Friday, September 1, 2017

Just For Fun September Challenge






It is time for a new challenge at Just For Fun Blog and for September we have a sketch challenge.




I decided to turn the sketch sideways and created this lovely sunset silhouette using one of Just For Fun’s brand new images, Seashore Grass Silhouette.  Distress inks were sponged onto white cardstock to create the sunset background and the silhouette was stamped in black with Memento ink.  Tiny Flying Birds were added in front of the sun.


The silhouette was layered on a piece of yellow and I stamped on part of the JFF Enjoy Life sentiment.  This was  wrapped with twine and knotted at the bottom. 

We would love for you to join the challenge and see what you create.  You can find all the detail on the blog here.

Also, check out all the new stamps in the Just For Fun store.

E. Marie

Monday, August 28, 2017

Needed - Beach and Lottery Ticket





Any teachers out there that have recently returned to work?  I know you can totally relate to the card I am sharing today. 

I created the background using some new Oxide Distress Inks, lightly spritzed with water on a craft sheet.  The color was picked up with a piece of cardstock, drying in between layers.  This piece was trimmed and layered on green and blue.



The Hammock in Palms image, from Just For Fun, was stamped in black on top of the background and colored with Tombow Markers.  The image was stamped a second time on white cardstock and the leaves were colored and fussy cut.  They were slightly curved and popped up over the first image.  This gave it some great dimension.



I used a fun JFF sentiment, Needed Immediately..., stamping it in a “beachy” color and layering it on green.

Teachers, we probably will feel more like this later in the school year, but it is always a good time to be at the beach.

E. Marie

Monday, August 14, 2017

Sunset and Shells



E. Marie here, posting a card of the beach.  I just spent some time at the beach with my daughters and had such a wonderful time.  I wanted this card to show everything I love about the beach – the beautiful colors of the sunset over the ocean and walking in the sand gathering shells.  Distress Oxide Inks were used to provide all the coloring by picking up a mixture of the spritzed inks from a craft sheet on kraft cardstock several times.



Once the cardstock was dry the main image, Tropical Sunset from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, was heat embossed in black on a rectangular piece and added to layers of black and pink.  The bird and shells, from JFF's Beach Unmounted Sheet were also embossed in black on lighter colored scraps and fussy cut.   



These were popped up along the bottom of the card and the JFF sentiment, To Watch A Sunset..., was stamped in black at the top.

The color on the card was so fun to create and a perfect background for these images.

E. Marie