August 26, 2016

Happy Sails to You!

Happy Finally Friday to you all!  Keeping in the beach and sand in our toes spirit, I had to make a manly birthday card.  I have a grandpa who was a sailed a Pelican boat.  That is a type of small sail boat.  So I though this would make a great birthday card for him.  Now I just have to go make another one so I can keep one and send him one.  Lol.
Happy Sailing!  May the winds be just right.

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- D1610 Sailing Ship & UMS 7018 Sentiments 1
Stampin' Up Stamp Pad- Cherry Cobbler
Wink of Stella- Clear
Card Stock

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  
Hugs, Heidi 

August 12, 2016

Flip Flop Kind of Day!

Happy Friday!  I am back with a fun Sand in your Toes themed card for you today!
It's been very hot here again.  I am not fond of triple digit weather.  It can go away now.  But it does make me wish I was at the beach.  So thinking those happy thoughts, I came up with this cute flip flop card.  Stay Cool and craft!!  That's my motto for these hot days. 

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: E3619 Flip Flops & UMS7018 Sentiments 1
Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
Tombo Markers - 272, 823, 933, & 133
Stickles- Star Dust
Card Stock

Don't forget to join Just For Fun Rubber Stamps's August Challenge, Sand in Our Toes.  There are great prizes to be won!

Hugs, Heidi

August 10, 2016

Thinking of the Beach!

Hi everyone.  I have my August Challenge card here today.  This months is "Sand In Our Toes".  
I just love the beach, the sand and all the fun shells you can find on the beach and the smell of the ocean.  I would love to live near the ocean full time.  I hope to do that in the next 5 years.  Come on Lotto!!  Then I could get the house by the ocean and a large craft room or separate studio!
Dare to dream, right!
Okay, back to the card.

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Stamps: B1782 Pacific Scallop Small & UMS7018 Sentiments 1
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads- Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, and Spiced Marmalade 
Ranger Perfect Pearls- Silver
Stickles - Mercury Glass
Card Stock & Textured Paper
I used the Perfect Pearls on the shells, but I couldn't get the sparkle to show up very well.  It looks really cool in person.  Sorry about that.  But trust me and use it if you have it.


July 29, 2016

The Stockings Are Hung!

Happy Friday!  I am back with another Christmas in July card for you.
You may not know, but I am also a quilter.  When I look at this Stamptangle Stocking stamp from Just For Fun Stamps, I see a quilt.  It looks like a crazy quilted Christmas stocking.  I have been wanting to make something with this stamp for a while now.  I found these papers in my stash.  (we all know what those are, but lets not tell the husband about it) and it inspired me to color this stocking in more old fashion Christmas colors.  I hope you like it too!

Supplies Used:
Just For Rubber Stamps -E3855 Stamptangle Stocking & C2614 A Christmas Note
Tombo Markers- 098, 177, 856, and 025
Stampin' Up Stampin' Write in- Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Riding Hood Red
Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
Stickles - Star Dust
Christmas Card Stock & Velum Paper
Versa Mark Ink Pad 
Stamp N Stuff Embossing Tinsel- Red

Hope you are all having a great summer and staying cool!

July 15, 2016

Red, White & Blue!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday!  Hope you are all enjoying your summer.  It's been nice here and not too hot yet.  We did have a week that has had 100's in it.  But then cooled back down.  I know that we have more heat to come and I am not looking forward to that.  I will stay inside with the AC on those days and use that time to craft my heart out.  Lol.  The dogs enjoy those days with me too. 
I know 4th of July has passed, but I wan'ted to try this new Just For Fun Stamp that I just got in the mail.  I have had my eye on this for a while now.  I love how it turned out.  I hope you like it too.
So Here's to the RED, WHITE and BLUE!

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamp- G3036 New York Tag
Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Fired Brick & Faded Jeans
Patterned Papers
Cream Card Stock
Banner Strip from some Scrapbook Supplies
Baker's Twine in Navy and Red

I inked may stamp half way with the red and then the other half with blue.  I think sprayed the stamp with water lightly and then stamped it onto my card stock.  I cut out my image and then arranged all my papers and glued them down.  I added my banner piece and then the twine.  I then stapled the image onto the card piece and made sure I got the twin in there very securely.

Hope you enjoyed this card and it inspires you to go create something in your crafty space.
Thank you to all of our service men and woman !
Have a great weekend everyone!
Hugs, Heidi 

June 27, 2016

ICAD 2016 Sampler

Hi!  I am a little late with sharing some of my ICAD 2016 Cards.  I have some to share with you today and I am working on my first video to share with you and I hope to do that this weekend.  I have to ask for some assistance from the hubby. 
So here are some of my cards, in no particular order. 
I will keep posting about them.  I am really enjoying the easy carefree feeling of these.  You should check out ICAD 2016 from Daisy Yellow.

June 24, 2016

Girly Dress Card

Hi all!  Happy Friday!
I  needed to make a cute girly card for a friends daughter.  Teens are a little hard to make cards for.  But I saw the skirt stamp and I knew I could make a cute card with it.  I want a kinda vintage feel to it, so I found some striped paper that I think works well.  Hope you like it.  

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: B3881 PS-2 Sided Skirt Tops and G3882 PS- Pleated Skirt
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Decorative Papers
Card Stock
Glue and Denominational Tape

Have a wonderful weekend!  Happy almost 4th of July too! Be safe and have fun!
Don't forget you still have time to enter the June Stamp Challenge!  Click Here to find out more.
Happy Stamping and Loads of Hugs, 


June 10, 2016

Classic Father's Day Card

Happy Friday! I am here today with a cool Father's Day Card for you.  I do a lot of mixed media backgrounds and wanted to try to incorporate that into my cards. I really liked how this background turned out.  Father's Day is only two weeks away.  So I thought I would get a start on it now.  Happy Father's Day to all you dads, step dads, grandfathers and uncles that are like dads out there!

Supplies I used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps: F2949 57" Chevy and G3861 Tattered Screen Background
Dylusions Ink Sprays- Cherry Pie & Vibrant Turquoise
Irresistible Colored Texture Spray - Summer Sky
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Ink Pad - Mermaid Lagoon
Wink of Stella - Clear
Black Water Color Pencil
Watercolor Paper for my card background

To make my background I sprayed the texture spray first.  Then my other sprays.  I heat set them  with my heat gun.  You can't see it very well in the picture, but it's shinny and raised and crackled.  I just love how it turned out, so I think I may have to buy more of that texture spray.  I then stamped the screen stamp over the top of my sprays and dried it with the heat gun too.
I colored the Chevy with my Wink of Stella, but I couldn't get it to show in any of my pictures.  It made it look like it was metal flake blue.  
Happy stamping!!!
Hugs, Heidi

June 1, 2016

ICAD 2016 Cover Page

HI!  I have my cover page done for ICAD 2016.  If you are not familiar with ICAD, it stand for Index Card A Day.  It's a challenge by Daisy Yellow. See her blog here and her website here
I have made mine into a mini flip journal so I can take them with me when I need to art on the go.  The idea is to use as little as possible and just enjoy the act of making the art.  Something quick and easy.  No stress and No requirements, well maybe one, it has to be an index card!!
I will be back once a week with what I was able to create during the week.
If you join in, have fun!
 Happy crafting!

June JFF Challenge- 50's Flash Back

Welcome!  Today I am sharing my take on the June Just For Fun Stamp Challenge.
50"s Flash Back!
I love the 50"s retro look in just about everything.  I am pretty sure I would have fit well in the time, except I am not a big fan of dresses.  I love the slang they had, the fashions, the colors and the home decor.  So when I was told this was the theme for June, I was so excited to make something!
I hope you take the time to see all the blogs from our design team.  We have some very talented ladies here.
Make sure you enter our challenge this month.  You can win some really nice prizes.
Click HERE to see the challenge and join.

Supplies I used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamp- G2841 Eyeglasses
Fun patterned card stock
Tombo Markers
Stickles Glitter Glue- Star Dust
Archival Ink- Jet Black

May 27, 2016

Dandelion Wishes

Happy Friday!
I can't believe that it's the end of May already!  It's almost summer!  
There are graduations going on, weddings and family get togethers this time of year.  Some of those come with big wishes, so this stamp inspired me to Wish Big.  Have a wonderful holiday weekend and a safe one!

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- E3370 Dandelion Blooms & UMS7018 Sentiments 1 "Wish Big"
Archival Ink- Jet Black
Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Spray Stain- Picked Raspberry
Dylusions Ink Sprays - Squeezed Orange & Fresh Lime
Black Fude Ball Pen
White UniBall Signo Pen
Happy stamping!

May 13, 2016

An Up Lifting Thanks!

Happy Friday!
Heidi here with a cute and up lifting way to say "Thanks".  I always seem to need thank you and birthday cards.  I can never have enough.  So it was time to make a "Thanks" card.  
I wanted it to be summery and happy.  I love these colors together and I hope you like it too!

I used some cotton balls to make the clouds and dusted them with  Perfect Pearls
Other supplies I used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- UMS 7018 Sentiments 1 and D3865 Flower Balloon
Tombo Markers
Star Dust Sparkles 
Archival Ink in Jet Black
Card stock in different colors and patterns

Don't forget to join in on the stamping fun and try our monthly challenge.  Click Here for the link.  You could win!  This month's theme is "Let's Hear It For The Girls".  Hope to you and your card there!  Check out the Design Teams samples for this challenge.

April 22, 2016

Pink Daisy

Happy Friday!  Today I have a quick card.  I love daisies and I had to get this awesome Daisy stamp from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  I always need girly cards in my stash.  I wanted something sort of generic so when I am ready to send it, I can stamp something more personal inside.  Thinking of You can be for all sorts of occasions.  Or just simply Think of You.
It's also a great summer time card.  Hope you enjoy it and get some inspiration to create something this weekend too!

List of Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps; E2887 Daisy and UMS7018 Sentiments 1
Different Washi Tapes in coordinating colors
Faber Castell Gelots in two pink tones, orange yellow and green.  
Thin Paint Brush
Pink Tombo Watercolor Marker for more Pink in the flower 
White Paint Marker
Archival Ink Pad- Jet Black
Green and Pink Card Stock
White Semi Gloss Paper- Plain White Paper will work too
Green Ribbon for the Bow
Stickles - Diamond

Hope you have a great weekend!  Happy Stamping!

Don't forget you can still enter our Monthly Challenge Here!

April 8, 2016

The Ocean Card

Hi!  Heidi here with a card inspired by the ocean, after my short trip to the coast to see family.  I just love going to the ocean.  The clean air and calm quiet atmosphere.  It's so relaxing.  I need about a week or more there to unwind.  I wish we could.  But work and life sometimes gets in the way.  So I thought I would make a card that I can send to a friend and share a bit of that feeling of calmness to them.  I just love the Just For Fun Lighthouse Rubber Stamp, so what better use than an ocean themed card!
I also used the sand dollar stamp in the back ground.  It was a bit hard to see in the photo, so I hope you can see it.  I would use a white stamp next time to make them show up more.
Hope you get to enjoy the ocean at some time too!

Hope you have smooth sailing this weekend!

Here is a list of supplies used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- F2303 Lighthouse & A081 Sand Dollar
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black (note I would use my Ranger Archival Ink Pad next time as the ink wont smear when I use my water colors on it.)
Tag with Saying on it from some scraps I had ( you could type out a saying and glue it down instead)
Neocolor II Water Soluble Wax Pastels in: 
Lemon Yellow, Emerald Green, Scarlet, Brown and Light Grey
Glue, Double Sided Tape and Foam Mounting Tape
Stickles Glitter Glue in: Star Dust and Golden Rod.


Ps.  Don't forget to join in this months challenge  Here.
You could be the lucky winner!

March 25, 2016

Spring Bird Houses

Heidi here with my Spring Bird House card.  Every morning when I take the dogs outside, I hear tons of birds happy that spring is in the air.  I saw the bird house stamp and thought it would be very appropriate for this time of year.  I had some wood birds that I wanted to use with water color markers to color them.  I think they turned out very cute.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and Spring!  Hope you like the card!  Here's to the birds and spring weather!

List of supplies used:

Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- H3853 Bird House Row
Tombo Markers
Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
Water Brush
Black Watercolor Pencil 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Tea Dye
Ranger Stickles- Diamond
Yellow Print Card Stock

Don't forget you can still enter the Just For Fun Rubber Stamp Monthly Challenge - "Celebrate Spring"!
See you next time.

March 11, 2016

It's A Cupcake Birthday!

Hi Everyone!  Happy March!  It's almost  Spring!  We have been getting lots of rain here, but that's good, because our summers have been hot and dry.  I will take the rain so there won't be as many fires this summer, I hope.  I thought about birthday cards and that I need to prepare for a bunch of upcoming birthdays.  I just love this cupcake stamp from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  So I  added some fun bright colors and came up with quick birthday card.  
Now I just need to make a dozen!  
Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs, Heidi

List of Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Rubber Stamps- D3368 Birthday Cupcake & B2900 Happy Birthday

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in : 
Seedless Preserves, Peacock Feathers, Spiced Marmalade, & Picked Raspberry

Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black

Card Stock in: White, white with mini colored dots, & aqua with white dots

Watercolor Paper

Ranger Stickles in: Diamond & Glam Pink

Copic Sketch Markers in:

Foam Mounting Tape & Glue

Hope you enjoyed this card.  If you love making cards and like to join card challenges, you should check out Just For Fun Rubber Stamps' new monthly card challenge.  You can find out more on how to join us and what the theme is for this months challenge by clicking here

March 6, 2016

Just For Fun March Challenge

Hi everyone,
As you know I am on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps Design Team.  We are starting something new this month.  We are having a monthly challenge for our followers to join.  Each month will have a theme.  This month we are using Spring! You will  the JFF Team members projects on the JFF Blog and on each team members blog.  I will have a list at the end of this post.   We will pick one lucky winner each time we have a challenge.  See the blog for all the details on how to join for your chance to win.
We hope you will join in the all the fun.  

Here is my Spring Card.
I used Just For Fun Stamps, H3872- 2 Sided Butterfly & UMS 7018 Sentiments 1- Happy Whatever
Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and Misc. Watercolor Markers
Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink
Crystal Stickles

To see the other blogs and the JFF March Challenge Rules click on the names below.

JFF  March Challenge

February 26, 2016

Buck Birthday Card

Hi everyone.  My focus this week was a manly birthday card.  They are hard for us to create sometimes right?  I have mostly men in my family and it's difficult sometimes for me to come up with good ideas for cards.  I have the buck stamp and just love him, so I thought why not!  Lets make a manly card.
Here is my Buck Birthday Card.  Hope it inspires you.

Supplies used to make this card:
Just For Fun Stamps;
D3821 Right Facing Buck
F3868 Balsam Branch
WB8011 Greetings Word Block
Wild Wasabi, Garden Green & Old Olive Stampin' Up Ink Pads
Espresso Truffle Memento Ink Pad
Tea Dye Distress Ink
Vanilla Card Stock
Dark Blue Card Stock From Tim Holtz
Corrugated Cardboard
Blue Twine from Tim Holtz
Foam Mounting Tape

I stamped all over my back ground using all three of the green stamp pads with the Balsam Branch stamp.  Then stamped my "Happy Birthday" and my Buck with the espresso truffle ink.  I went around the all the edges of the vanilla paper with the tea dye ink pad to distress it. I mounted the vanilla paper on to the blue card stock, but at a slant.  Then put my corrugated cardboard on and my twine and put my buck on with foam mounting tape.  I also put the sentiment on with the foam mounting tape.
See you next month!
Hugs, Heidi

February 12, 2016

Cameo Valentine's Day Card

Heidi here with another fun Valentine's Day card.  This one is supper quick for that last minute card.  this one can be changed just a bit and then it can be masculine.  I used some Stampin' Up designed paper I had left over and a cupcake liner.  Along with two stamps and some Echo Park Paper Co. Ephemera Die Cut pieces that I just got at my local craft store.  It took me about 10 minutes to make this card.  But it is super cute and it looks like it took me hours.  Got love that!

I glued the envelope down and then used mounting tape under the No. 14 die cut, glued a small heart on top of that.  I then flattened the cupcake liner some what to make it into a circle shape and make a surface for the cameo to sit on top of.  I stuck it down with  a glue dot.  Added the Cameo with mounting tape and used Liquid Pearls to make her pearl earrings and headband.  I used my tag punch to make a pink tag and stamped my sentiment on it and used my black pen to make markings around it.  I then used silver Stickels to outline it.  Added some red and white bakers twin and mounting tape and TA DA !!    You can change the paper out and the cupcake liner for more masculine looking papers.  You could use a circle punch and use a complementary masculine paper to replace the liner.

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Whether it be with your sweetheart or your best friends or both, may it be a great day!
Hugs, Heidi

Supplies Used:
Just For Fun Stamps;
UMS7018 Sentiments 1- Happy Valentine's Day
C3611 Cameo
Stampin' Up Background Paper
Tag Punch
Cupcake Liner
Archival Ink- Jet Black
Echo Park Paper Co. Ephemera Pack
Silver & Star Dust Stickles Glitter Glue
Foam Mounting Tape
Glue Dot
White Opal Liquid Pearls 
Red & White Bakers Twin

February 10, 2016

Love Letters Card

Hi everyone!  Heidi here with two cute cards for you for Valentine's Day.  I have been playing with more ink sprays and Glimmer Mist.  I love the sparkle you get with it.  FYI, you will have glitter all over you too!  But it was fun.  I used full sheets of paper, sprayed them with my sprays and also did some drips and splatters.  I used three different stamps, red glitter embossing powder and red ribbon with brads.  I gathered the ribbon to form a bow and then punched a small hole and put my brad in to hold it in shape.  That made it stay flatter for mailing.  

Here is a list of supplies:
Just For Fun Stamps;
D2947 Happy Valentine's Day
C3123 Love Letters
G3874 Brush Stroke Flourish 

Red Sparkle Ribbon
Heart & Gem Brad
Cherry Pie Dylusions Ink Spray
Pink Grapefruit Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
Cherry Glimmer Mist
Red Stamp- n- Stuff Embossing Tinsel
Memento Ink- Tuxedo Black & Gray Flannel
VersaMark Ink Pad
White Acrylic Paint- Watered Down To Make Splatters
Mounting Tape
Small Hole Punch
Heat Gun
Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!

January 22, 2016

Be My Valentine Card

I know it's a little early, but I wanted to get a head start on my Valentine's Day cards.  I have been playing with watercolor paper and Dylusions Ink Sprays.  They are a little messy but worth it.  I also love anything sparkly and the Glimmer Mist Sprays are also fun to add for a bit of sparkle. I hope this inspires you to get a head start on your Valentine's Day cards.  I'll see you next month.

Supplies I used:
Just For Fun Stamps-
B1944 Dot Heart
B2240 Be My Valentine
Archival Ink- Jet Black
Dylusions Ink Sprays-  Cherry Pie, Funky Fuchsia & Vibrant Turquoise
Tattered Angels- Glimmer Mist- Cherry
Red, Pink Black & Turquoise Card Stock
Hope you enjoyed these two cards.  
Hugs, Heidi

January 8, 2016

Snowy Winter Card

Happy New Year to you!  I hope everyone had a great time and is ready for a wonderful 2016! 
It's been snowing here and very cold.  We don't normally get much snow here.  We have been here 3 years and this year the snow is more than the last two together.  It had me thinking of how pretty it is when the trees are all covered with snow and the stars are shinning bright.  So I thought JFF has some wonderful tree stamps and bingo..... here it is!

Here is list of supplies:
Just For Fun Stamp- D3822 Fir Trees
Purple Pattern Card Stock
Versa Mark Ink Pad
White Embossing Powder
White Acrylic Paint
Water & Paint Brush
I stamped the Fir Trees all over and then covered it with embossing powder and heated.  
To get the falling snow, I got some paint on my pallet and added water to it just enough to make it thin enough to splatter with.  But not too thin that it is transparent.  Then with my brush, I tapped it with my finger on the handle of the brush down towards the metal part that hold the bristles in.
I hope you enjoy making your winter wonder land.  
Hugs, Heidi