Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  This is such a special time of the year and for most of us, we really hope to see snow on Christmas day.  This is pretty rare in the south.  This card is for those of you who have been dreaming of a white Christmas.

The background is using Color Bursts and the Galaxy Technique.  I used Indigo, Ultramarine Blue, Merlot, and Yellow Ochre on watercolor paper.  After adding the water droplets to the background, I splattered it with a little Platinum Liquid Metals.  This gave a great shimmer to some spots which sadly does not show up in the pictures.

The Just For Fun new Silhouette Pines image, along with the Joy To The World from the Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sheet, were stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with detail white powder.  To me this looked like a snow scene with the northern lights in the background.

Whether you have snow or not, cold or warm, I hope you have a very blessed Christmas.

E. Marie

Monday, December 11, 2017

Tea Is On...

Winter arrived this weekend in the southeast.  It snowed off and on for two days by me - those big, fluffy flakes floating straight down and settling on everything.  It left a beautiful winter wonderland that I enjoyed from my den, bundled up under blankets sipping hot tea. 

The background for the card I am sharing uses different cardstock from Authentique’s Alpine collection.  The “Afternoon Tea” Die’sire die from Crafters Companion was cut from two different cardstocks, cut apart, and layered together.  This was added to a strip of cream cardstock on top of the wintery decorative background piece. 

I love this Just For Fun sentiment, Tea pot is on...  I had planned to stamp it directly on the background but it got a little lost in all the design so I ended up stamping it on cream cardstock.  

I didn’t get to share my tea with friends this weekend, since I was actually running a temperature, but I hope we all remember to make time for those that are dear to us during this busy holiday season.  Maybe spend time sipping tea and stamping cards!

E. Marie

I entered this project in the following challenge:

Friday, December 1, 2017

Just For Fun December Challenge

I know we just celebrated Thanksgiving, but December has snuck up on us and it is time for a new challenge at the Just For Fun Blog.  It will be so easy to enter this challenge with the theme of “Happy Everything - Holiday of your Choice”

I am in the Christmas spirit, so I am sharing a Christmas card.  Just for Fun Rubber Stamps has this new image, Silhouette Pines, and I had two Snowflake Ring Memory Box dies I couldn’t wait to use.  Both size ring dies were cut from white cardstock.  The pines image was stamped and heat embossed with detail white embossing powder on blue cardstock.  This was cut out with a Spellbinders’ Classic Circle die and the large Snowflake Ring was layered on top.  The sentiment, from the JFF Sentiments1 Unmounted Sheet, was stamped with Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink onto the white center of the smaller Snowflake Ring.  This was inserted back into the die cut.  Additional ink was lightly sponged on both die cuts.

The blue cardstock for the background was run through a Sizzix Holiday Knitembossing folder.  The edges were sponged with white ink.  Both Snowflake Rings were added to the front and this was added to a dark blue layer and the white card base.

Head on over to the Just For Fun Blog to be inspired by more holiday cards and find all the details for the challenge.  I will be looking for your creations.

E. Marie

Monday, November 27, 2017

At The River's Edge

This is E. Marie, hoping all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  I had a wonderful time visiting my youngest, with my husband.  Seems like everyone is full force into Christmas preparation now, but I never quite get there until the calendar says December 1st.  As a result, I am sharing a card that still has the look of Fall.

The background for this card was created using glossy cardstock and alcohol inks.  The Couple at the Rivers Edge image, from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, was stamped in the center of the card front and then cut out.  This was layered on black, teal, and rust cardstock.  The background piece was layered on black and rust.  

Then the image was popped up back in the center, using dimensional tape.

Have a wonderful week,

E. Marie

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.


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.   


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.

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