Hello and welcome to my blog of card crafts. I am happy that you stopped by for a visit. I hope you can visit often. Have a wonderful and blessed day! "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and my soul knows right well." Psalm 139:14


Saturday, September 16, 2017

One Layer Card

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a good day. For some reason it is always a challenge for me to make a one layer card. But I am up for the challenge and today I want to show you one that I made.

I tapped three colors of Distress inks onto an acrylic block, spritzed it with water and stamped it on watercolor paper to make a background for my image. I used the Penny Black Soft Sculpture stamp to stamp over the background. I added the die cut word and a few sequins to the card. Simple! LOL!

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

Challenges entered:

Penny Black:  One Layer Cards
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Clean and Simple

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Birthday Blowout!

Hi and welcome to my blog! I want to show you a birthday card I made using a Queen & Co. shaker card kit. I purchased some of these at a stamp show this summer and have just gotten around to using one. These are so much fun to make and the possibilities are endless.

I love using Color Bursts on birthday cards because they make the card look so festive! I punched out the balloon windows, used the template to trace the balloons on watercolor paper and cut them out so that I could lay my background over the windows and line them up properly. I had also bought the little polymer circles at the show to go into the windows. I added clear glitter and a little teal glitter in the windows also. I stamped the cute House Mouse stamp at the bottom, colored it with Spectrum Noir markers and added clear Stickles to the icing on the cupcake.

Here is a better picture showing the glitter.

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

Challenges entered:

Double D Challenge:  Glitter
House Mouse and Friends:  I Can See Right Through You
        Tuesday Throwdown:  Happy Birthday #360

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Colorful World

Hi! Welcome to my blog. I hope you are having a good day. I want to show you a card I made using some of the great new Just For Fun stamps that have just been released. You can find all of them here.

On this card I used the CJ-Canning Jar LargePaint Brushes and Colorful and Happy stamps. The background was made by dropping Color Burst colors on watercolor paper and spritzing the colors lightly with water. I stamped the brushes onto the background and colored them with Spectrum Noir markers. The metal areas were colored with a silver paint pen. The jar was stamped on acetate using Staz On ink and fussy cut. I adhered the jar over the brushes. You can see the shine on the left side of the jar. The saying was layered on red card stock for a border and adhered across the front.

There are so many things one can do with this jar stamp!

I hope you will enter our sketch challenge for this month. We would love to see your creations and you may even win a gift certificate to the store!

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

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stamp It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stamp It

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bits and Bobs #17

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Labor Day weekend is the last hurrah of summer and around here everyone gets in that last beach trip! I am showing a beach Bits and Bobs card today that I made from things found in my stash of card making supplies. This image was already stamped and colored that I found in my image pile. The background was made by swiping the card stock through spritzed Distress inks. I used some old cream embossing powder that had some copper embossing powder mixed with it to depict the sand at the shoreline. I found the seashell cord and attached it to the bottom of the card. I knew I had this cord somewhere. I had not used it in a long time. I finally found it after looking in many bags! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to look through your stash of craft supplies to make your own Bits and Bobs card. Have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Monday Challenge:  Stamp It
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Stamp It
The Artistic Stamper:  Take a Little Color

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Many Thanks

Hi and welcome to a new month! At Just For Fun we have a brand new challenge for you. It is a sketch challenge. We would love for you to join in the challenge and you might even win a gift certificate to the store! Also we are so excited about all the wonderful NEW stamps that have just been released. Please click here to see them.

Here is the sketch for the challenge and the card I made to go with it.

On this card I used the Just for Fun large Colorblock Butterfly. I used various colors of blue markers directly on the stamp, spritzed the stamp with water, stamped it on white card stock and fussy cut it. I adhered it to the Spellbinders Bow Elegance die on the card front. I stamped the Just For Fun many thanks saying on the bottom front of the card and used white embossing powder on it. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope your day is wonderful and blessed!

Challenges entered:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  Anything Goes

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fancy Fish

Hi Everyone! Welcome to y blog. I hope you are having a good day. I just love all the great stamptangle stamps we have at Just For Fun stamps. There are so many ways to use them and they have such a unique look. You can take a peek at them here. I decided to use the small Stamptangle Fancy Fish on this card. I found a new technique and thought the fish would go perfectly with it.

I used patterned paper and several pieces of different colors of card stock. I cut circles using Spellbinders Small Circles dies from each piece, each circle getting smaller. I layered all the card stock and patterned paper on top of each other to make a porthole. The fish was stamped, colored with markers, fussy cut and pop dotted to the card. I added green rhinestones to the fish and porthole for embellishment. The saying is from the Sentiments 3 unmounted sheet. I stamped just part of the saying since it did not fit on the tag. Clear Stickles was added across the card for waves.

You still have a few days to join in the Just For Fun Hot Hot Hot challenge. You might even win a gift certificate to the store. 

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

Challenges entered:

Stamp Sensations:  Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built:  Anything Goes A2317

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Flower Shaped Card

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my blog. I love shaped cards and you can make so many different shaped cards these days using all the wonderful dies out there. I made a flower shaped card using Spellbinders Blossom 3 dies. I placed the large flower die on red folded card stock and made sure the cutting edge was on the top of the fold so that when it was cut, the card would open. I cut 2 more smaller shapes using patterned paper and yellow paper.

I love the cute hedgehogs from Penny Black. I used this one from the Wonderful Day stamp set. I cut out the image using the Gina Marie Stitched Circle Die. I went around the stitching with a fine point Sharpie pen. This was pop dotted to the center of the card. The snail was also pop dotted to the card. The butterfly was cut using Tim Holtz's Butterfly Frenzy die and added to the bow.

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

Challenges entered:

2 Crafty Critters Crazies:  Challenge #5 Use a Critter
Penny Black:  Shaped Card
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Challenge #170 Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown:  Anything Goes (DT)

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