Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving...........don't eat too much turkey.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Passport to Fun

Oh my, so much going on and not enough hours in the day to do everything. I wanted to share with you "Passport to Fun" , it was a stamping event that myself and three other wonderful instructors put on for the stamping community.

On October 9th; Barb Pelak, Sharon Roberts and Karen Olszta joined together and each of us created 3 projects and we offered classes to 20 stamping friends. Everyone had a GREAT time.

Below you can view the projects that were offerd.

Here are some samples of my project. We did "Serendipity", it is a random form of art. Each card turns out different and they all were beautiful.

The first one to arrive was Cathy Lockhart, she could not wait to get started. Let's not forget the food. Yes, we also offered food and drinks.
Here are the lucky winners of the four baskets. Maybe they will invited us over to play with all their new stuff.

This event will be offered again on January 22, 2011, if interested please e-mail me for all the info.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

more Halloween Fun

The weather here in Florida is just starting to feel wonderful. The morning tempertures are in the 60's......finally. We had a long HOT summer. It is time to get out all the fall decorations to decorate the house. Fall is my favorite season. I just wish every year that I can get to go somewhere to see the fall foliage.

Just For Fun has released some great Halloween stamps. It has been so much fun designing with the new images. Click HERE to see the wonderful cards the design team has creating. I think you will agree they are all great.

Hocus-Pocus is a shaker card using Witch Wanda G3470 and the Crystal Ball G3471. A small hocus-pocus A3507 sign was added. Colored with Copic Markers. This would be a fun card to send to someone.

I love being witchy is a fun simple card..... flying witch small D3465, harvest moon E3487, I love being witchy A3508

Bubble Bubble Toil and Trouble G3477, hocus-pocus A3507. I used a black glitter pen to use on the vapors coming from the cauldron and red and orange glitter pen on the flames. The picture does not show the sparkle. Colored with Copic Markers.
Just a reminder.... there is a SALE going on at Just For Fun. It is being offered to the blog readers. Code to use is SFS2010(caps must be used to work), go to the new arrivals tab to view.
Please leave a comment. I would love to know what you think.
Happy Creating,

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Fun

Halloween is one of my two favorite holidays.......of course Christmas is the other. I have soooooo many halloween stamps but I always need to add another. Maybe these will become part of your collection.

Using Distress inks from Ranger inks I created some wonderful background papers. These were perfect for making into halloween cards. Well I guess they are not really cards, maybe they should be called creations.
This one is my favorite. Let me know what you think. I would love to read some comments.

This is a great time to add to your Halloween stamp collection. Just For Fun® is having a Spooktacular Fall Special now thru October 31st. You will receive 15% off your total purchase using the coupon code SFS2010(must be in all caps to work)
The design team has been busy designing with all the new images....... stop by each members site to see what they have created.
All images are from Just For Fun®
G3484 dead tree, D3483 old fence, A3481 spider, G3479 tattered web, A3503 Spooky II, AA3341 small owl, AA3340 small crow, A3505 beware II

Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Fall Images from Just For Fun®

Just For Fun has just released some wonderful fall and halloween images. Go to Just For Fun and click on "new arrivals". Or you can go to the blog HERE and see what the design team has come up with..

Don't forget the Spooktacular Fall Special, you will be able to pick up these new images at a 15% discount.

This is one of the cards I designed for this week.

Visit the rest of the design team by going to each of their blogs.

Images used:
G3448 Maple leaf frame, G3448T template, C3466 Trick or Treat, A3478 Bats, E3487 Harvest Moon.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Spooktacular Fall Special

Just For Fun® is having a Spooktacular Fall Special sale from Sept 13th thru October 31st. Customers will receive 15% off on all purchases made during this time. You must enter coupon code SFS2010 (it must be in all caps to work).

This is a great opportunity to get the new fall images and on Friday Sept 17 Just For Fun Blog will be showing some of the new halloween images. To purchase images during this sale go to Just For Fun web site.

Have fun shopping!!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Halloween Shaker Card

First I stamped using black ink on white cardstock the spider web, the I used my copic markers and airbrushed the orange background. This could also be done with stipple brushes or sponges.

Using black in stamp globe G3374 on white cardstock and cut out the opening of the globe.

stamp globe again on a piece of acetate or window plastic using permnament black ink. You may need to heat set depending on the ink you use.

Color the base of the globe using copic marker.

Stamp witch shoes, witch hat and broom. Colored with copic markers, cut out and set aside

These will be attached to the outside of the finished card using foam mounting tape.

I used double stick adhesive to attach the stamped acetate globe behind the first cut out stamped globe. Then place double stick foam tape around the opening of the globe. This will give you a clearance around the globe for placing some fun things inside so they can move around.

Now for the finished card.................. I hope you enjoy it. The airbrushing to the front of the finished card did not show up very well.

All stamps used are from Just For Fun
A3421 witch shoe
A3426 witch hat
D3429 broom
E2305 spider web
G3374 globe
Don't forget to visit Just For Fun Blog

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #26

Hello Friday. I can't believe how fast each week goes by. Welcome back for this weeks challenge. Here are the colors we will be using this week.

Here is a sneak peek of

what my card

will look like.........

I stamped Just For Fun's berry branch G3431 with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with copic marker and cut out the image. I then designed a pot for the berry branch and used forget-me-not swirl pattern stamp G3354 with Expresso ink, then embossed it with the Distressed Stripes embossing folder. Using a piece of yellow card stock I used a template from inverted scalloped circles from Spellbinders and airbrushed a little bit of red coloring. Everything is layered together on a brown card.
Now for the finished card.

Before you go, don't forget to see what the other members of the design team did with these colors.

Supplies used:

Just For Fun stamps: berry branch G3431, forget-me-not swirl pattern G3354

Ink Pad colors: Adirondack, expresso & Latte

Copic marker: G12, YG 11, YG 13, YG17, R20, R22, R24, R 29

Accessories: Cuttlebug embossing folder Distressed Stripes, Spellbinders die S4-194 lg classic inverted scalloped circles, EK Success border punch

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #25

Here are the colors we are using this week.

Maybe you will want to join in all the fun and your could be the winner of $50.00 to use at Just For Fun . Last weeks challenge winner is Karen Hasbeck.

Now, here is a sneak peek

of my card.

This was a fun card for me to make because I got to use my NEW airbrush system and made the background for the card. I randomly stamped the maple leaf stamp E1149 on a quarter panel piece of card stock and then the fun began. I airbrushed the background color using copic markers. The dried flower stalks were stamped using brown ink, air brushed and layered on olive colored card stock. If you do not have an air brush system you can use stipple brushes or sponges.

The pumpkins were all colored with copics, cut out and layered on the card.

Hope you enjoyed my card. Now go and see what the other members have to show you.
Beth Moore
Broni Holcombe
Rita Ybarra
Glenda Brooks
Kat Tucker
Roni Johnson
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson

Supplies used:

Just For Fun - A2822 Harvest, A3423 mini squat pumpkin, A3422 mini tall pumpkin, D3419 pumpkin patch, E1149 maple leaf, G3434 dried flower stalks

Copic markers - E08, E13, E19, E97, YR04, YR09 YR21, YR 68, YG13, YG63

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #24

It's that time again, Friday and we have some great cards to share with everyone. Don't forget to visit the rest of the team to see what they have to share. I saw some sneak peeks, and you don't want to miss out.

Beth Moore

Broni Holcombe

Glenda Brooks

Rita Ybarra

Kat Tucker

Roni Johnson

Sherry Cheever

Starla Nelson

Terre Fry

Opps, I messed up. I used red instead of cranberry, but I think you will get the idea. If you decided to copy my card, just use cranberry accents. I'm still in the Christmas in August mode. So I hope you enjoy viewing my "Be Merry" Christmas card.

I started with a white quarter panel and stamped the 2 trees D3437 large snow pine in the foreground and D2418 small snow pine towards the back using a pesto Adirondack ink pad. I then made a mask for each of the snowy patches. This took a little bit of time. But I was able to save them to use again. I then used butterscotch ink and stippled color. Now stamp Be Merry UMS 7018 Sentiments 1 using cranberry ink.

Each snowy patch of the tree I applied polar white Flower Soft. Wow, I like how this turned out. To finish the card I tied a red (should be cranberry) ribbon and a small flourish.

Now it's your turn. Hop on over to Just For Fun Blog and submit your card using olive, cranberry and yellow. The stamp images do not need to be Just For Fun.

Winner for Color Challenge #22 is Janice Melton. You just won $50.00 to go shopping at Just For Fun

Supplies used:
Just For Fun stamps: D3418 small snow pine, G3437 large snow pine, Be Merry UMS7018 Sentiments 1
Ink colors: Adirondack Pesto and Cranberry....Copic markers for the trunks of trees E19 and E21
Misc: Sizzix - Flourish #656187, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snow Dots, Polar White Flower Soft

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #23

I'm back..........vacation was very relaxing and we had a very nice time visiting family and friends. Now it's time to reveal this weeks challenge. Here are the colors we are using this week.

Don't forget you can join in on the weekly challenge, by going to Just For Fun Blog and add your creation to Mr. Linky. You could be the winner of a $50.00 shopping spree at Just For Fun. Theresa Pollack is the winner for challenge #21. Congratulations Theresa have fun shopping.

Here is a close up

How about Christmas in August!

I started by stamping the candy canes(C3414) on white cardstock using Adirondack Cranberry ink and Merry Christmas (D2958). Then I cut out the candy canes and sprayed them with sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz. On kraft cardstock I stamped thepine branch (F2653) using Adirondack Bottle Green ink.

Using white cardstock I used a Spellbinders die Create a Flake One and cut out several layers for the snowflake, then I used Martha Stewart's glittering glue and coarse glitter and covered the layers. I really like how nice the snowflake turned out.
Don't forget to visit the rest of the design team to see what they all have to share.
Beth Moore
Broni Holcombe
Glenda Brooks
Kat Tucker
Roni Johnson
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson
Terre Fry

See you next week.


Just For Fun Stamps: pine branch sketch F2653, Merry Christmas D2958, candy cane C3414
Inks: Adirondack Cranberry, Bottle Green

Accessories: Spellbinders dies - Create a Flake One, Sheer Shimmer Spritz - Sparkle, Martha Stewart's coarse glitter and glittering glue

Friday, July 30, 2010

Vacation Time!!!!!!

Sorry, I do not have a challenge to post this week. Going back home to Pittsburgh PA to see family. It's been along time.

See you all next week

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Grandaughter's Art Work

I just love when my Grandaughter Savannah has a sleep over at our house. She always wants to play in my stamp room and is always wanting to learn new things. I have been letting her color with my Copic markers and Savannah is starting to get pretty good with them. She also likes to use the prismacolor pencils which I think are her favorite.

So .......... Savannah colored the little girl with Copic markers and then she designed a scene to put her into. I just love the hanging tire swing. You can't tell in the picture, but she popped up the little girl for her to look 3-D.

Great Job Savannah, Grandma loves you.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #21

Welcome, this week's colors are: blue, gray and yellow.

I challenge my readers to visit Just For Fun Blog and join in the fun. You may be the winner of a $50.00 shopping spree. Congratulations to Pattie Painter, you are the winner for Challenge #19. Now it is your turn to join in the fun.
Working with this weeks colors has............many possibilities! I choose the Window Sill Garden Pots F3400 image, this stamp gave me the opportunity to use the color challenge colors very nicely.

Now like you decide..........enjoy!

I used the Small Script image to stamp using Latte ink on the yellow card. It is very hard to see, but on the gray piece of cardsock a Cuttlebug embossing folder Script Texture was used.

I wonder.......what the rest of the design team is up too!!!!!! Why not visit them.....

Suppplies used to make this card
Just For Fun stamps: Window Sill Garden Pots F3400, Small Script B2368
Ink pads: Mementos Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Latte
Copic Markers
Misc items: Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities Carved Rectangles S5006, Cuttlebug embossing folder Script Texture

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #20

Looking at these colors I immediately think of Thanksgiving. Sooooooooooo How about Thanksgiving in July. Everyone seems to be doing Christmas in July. Let's change it up a little. My card is going to be a Thanksgiving theme using some very new stamps from Just For Fun. They are Fall Corn Swag E3440, Acorn AA3425, and Sentiments 1 UM57018(Happy Thanksgiving) go here and click on new arrivals and see all the other wonderful images. All the coloring was done with Copic Markers. Fall is my favorite season so this was alot of fun creating and coloring. I did not add and glitter to the corn, but I think it would be a nice added touch.
Now for you all to enjoy.

Color Challenge #18 winner is Beverly Gotthardt. Wow, Beverly just won a $50 shopping spree at Just For Fun. If you want to be the next winner, go to Just For Fun Blog and click on Mr Linky. All you need to do is a create a card with this weeks colors and post it. You do not need to use Just For Fun's stamps, but if you do have some it would sure be nice to see what you can create.

Now let's see what the design team has created:

Just For Fun stamps: Acorn AA3425, Fall Corn Swag E3440, Happy Thanksgiving Sentiments 1 UM57018

Copic Markers

Spellbinders die Ribbon Tags Trio S3-150

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Playing with Alcohol

I shared some of my alcohol with my friends this weekend........... Oh, I almost forgot it was not the drinking kind of alcohol, these alcohol inks are from Ranger Industries.

I was teaching a class yesterday at The Wicked Rubber Stamper in Naples Florida. You will see below we had a blast and made alot of cards.

Here are some pictures taken in the class..... they all played nicely with alcohol..... inks that is

A few cards that I made using the alcohol ink technique

I really like how this Halloween card turned out. How about you?

All stamp images are from Just For Fun®. Visit there web site Here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Just For Fun's® Color Challenge #19

Because of the holiday this was a short week, so Friday seemed to get here a lot faster. I really do like the 4 day work week. Wish it could be that way always.

This weeks challenge is using he colors light blue, brown and cream. The design team all have some wonderful cards to share with you this week. Don't forget to visit each of them.

Beth Moore
Broni Holcombe
Glenda Brooks
Rita Ybarra
Roni Johnson
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson
Terre Fry So now here is my card using these colors.

I used the new open leaf design G3447 Oak Leaf Frame. These new images are used the same way that you would for the "Faux Post Technique" . There is a template that matches the image to make the technique easier (G3447T). Visit Just For Fun Blog to view the tutorial for the technique.

Ink colors used: Adirondack Stonewash, Denim, Latte, EspressoJust For Fun stamps: G3447 Oak Leaf Frame, G3447T template, D3379 Asian Yarrow, E3370 Dandelion Blooms, E3372 Twig Accents
Accessories: Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. Martha Stewart border punch, Dew Drops

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #18

OH MY........ it's Friday again. This weekend I'm excited, I have 3 days off and no where to go.......yeah. Maybe it will be a PJ weekend.

So that brings us to Just For Fun's color challenge. Our colors purple, green and blue were chosen by Sherry. There are so many possibilities with these colors. So let's see what I came up with.
Just For Fun is known for their Faux Postage stamps and templates. Each stamp has a template that will match the design of the stamp to make this technique quick and easy. To see a step by step tutorial for faux postage go to Just For Fun Blog. On the left side are Categories, just click on tutorials or faux postage.

Here is my finished cards using this weeks color challenge colors.

Don't forget to visit the other design teams site to see what they did with the colors this week.
Beth Moore
Broni Holcombe
If you want to play along just click on Just For Fun Blog. You do not need to use Just For Fun's images, just use the colors of purple, green and blue. A winner is chosen each week and you may will a $50.00 shopping adventure. Last weeks winner was Elena, Congrats to you.
Just For Fun stamps: F2714 wildflower silhoutte, F2716 Queen Ann's lace, RB7001 background block, UMS7018 sentiments 1 (new images), G1936 faux post grid, G1936T template
ink pads: Adirondack butterscotch, cranberry, lettuce, wild plum
accessories: stipple brushes, spellbinders die ribbon tags trio S3-150

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #17

Oh my, this was a short work week for me. I took Monday off to recoup from StampFest Orlando. I had so much fun seeing all my stamping buddies, teaching classes and working the registration desk. It seem like we are planning forever for this weekend and it is over way too fast. If you were there write a comment on your adventure at the show. It was so nice to see Sherry again.

So on to the color challenge this week, Glenda challenged the design team to use the above colors. I really like using pale pink and green together it is fresh and clean looking.

My card is using some new images by Just For Fun. Not sure what the name of the stamp is but the number is G3436 and the sentiment is from the new Sentiments 1 USM 7018. I stamped the flower design with Memento's Rich Coco and colored with Copic Markers. I used Spellbinders die Labels Trio for my sentiment and added some pearls and a bow.

Don't forget to play along at Just For Fun Blog. You just might be the winner of a 25% off shopping spree. Last weeks winner is Katie Tate, Congrats to you, enjoy shopping.

Now on to viewing what the rest of the design team is up to. I hope you enjoy.
Beth Moore

Just For Fun stamps: Flowers G3436, Sentiment UMS 7018 Sentiments 1
Ink Pads: Memento Rich Cocoa, Archival Jet Black
Copic Markers : RV10, R81, R83, R85, YG13, YR12
Spellbinder die: Labels Trio S3-147

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #16

Good Morning,

I'm here in Orlando getting ready to teach my Copic marker classes. I'm hoping everyone taking the class will enjoy these markers as much as I have enjoyed learning why they are so special.

It is so great to see Sherry, it has been over two years since we have seen each other. Way to long. Sherry we have alot to catch up on. Now on to the challenge, this week Sherry has asked us to use the colors green, blue and yellow.

My card is pretty simple, not enough time this week to make something spectacular. I used the masking technique and stamped the Cherry Confetti Cupcake B3366 three times, layering them on top of each other. I liked how the cupcakes turned out using this technique. The cup cakes were colored with Copic Markers. I went through my stash of card stock and found some green, blue and yellow and used a border punch from Martha Stewart and trimed the ends.

Why don't you play along and join in the fun. You could win a 25% discount on your next order to Just For Fun stamps. Visit Just For Fun's blog HERE.

Please visit the other designers to see what they have created.


stamps: Just For Fun Cherry Confetti Cupcake B3366

Copic markers: Y00, Y15, Y17, B00, B02, RB10, RV81

Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Just For Fun® Color Challenge #15

With StampFest Orlando 2010 less than a week away, I have been very busy doing all the last minute things that still need to be done. So my posting to this weeks color challange is a day late. Can't wait to see you next weekend Sherry in Orlando.

Sherry has challenged the design team to use the following colors. I really think these colors work nicely together. Why don't you join along with us, go to Just For Fun Blog and post your creation using these colors, you don't even need to use Just For Fun's images, just play along.Don't forget to see what each of the members of the design team came up with this week.
Beth Moore.
Broni Holcombe
Glenda Brooks
Kat Tucker
Rita Ybarra
Roni Johnson
Sherry Cheever
Starla Nelson
Terre Fry

Below is what I created using this weeks colors olive, light blue and tan

Just For Fun images: G2920 striped background, E2887 daisy, D3169 numerical order
Ink Pads: Distress Bundled Sage, Adirondack Denim, Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers: B0000, B000, B02, Y11, Y15, Y17