My stamping adventures

Monday, February 8, 2016

February tag remix

This month over on Blog | Tim Holtz ... tag of the month is mono-printing and embossing paste so here are two tags I got with these two techniques.  I used TH shattered glass stencil which wasn't the best choice but hey, live and learn.....I just went with it after I printed it on the tag with the gun toting lady.  There was still ink on the stencil and my mat so I spritzed them both with water and printed another tag.  I forgot how much I like doing the scrunched up ribbon that was shown in the mono-printing instructions...have to do that more often.  will be posting these two tags over on onelittletag challenge on Facebook.

entering in following challenge:
1.  TH blog - Feb. remix - monoprint/embossing paste
2.  That Craft Place challenge - anything goes
3.  SweetStamps blog challenge - anything goes
4.  The Daily Marker challenge - 30 day coloring challenge

Saturday, February 6, 2016

True love

Celebrating true love today with this card and tag.  No, it's not my anniversary but it must be someone's.  I like this couple and the saying just speaks to me.  hope you like it, too.  Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for more details.  enjoy.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Yes, another tag

this is tag #19 for the challenge over at onelittletag on facebook.  did some embossing paste for the background on this tag and am finding out that it is hard to tape anything to it.  best to use a good strong glue! but since I punched a hole through my round stamped piece tape/glue doesn't matter this time.
all stamps by JustForFun

Monday, February 1, 2016

Tag time

My tag today is just a fun tag where I blended Ranger distress inks, dropped droplets of water for what I call the faux bleach technique.  makes bleached out looking water spots.  after that I stenciled some dots then because it's me I have to stamp.  also fussy cut out the Stampers Anonymous TH crazy birds and did a little water coloring on him with new watercolor pencils I picked up last week.  they are inktense watercolor pencils which I've heard a lot about and saw them used in videos...not convinced they are the best or so different from others but with have to play with the few I have and decide more later.  the other stamps are from MFP Stamp Shop.  Will add this to OneLittleTag challenge on facebook, too.
entering this in the following challenge:
1.  MFPStamps blog hop - water background tech.
2.  Simon Says Wed. - anything goes
3.  Just Add Ink - nature

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Winter fun

Had fun stamping this card but am not looking forward till it really looks like this here outside.  As all my friends know I'm not a fan of the white stuff but do like making scene cards.
Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for more details on this card.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Spring RSM

Stampers created mini-movies for the Film Strip Challenge in RSM's new Spring issue. They also stamped endearing messages that say P.S. I Love You. RSM welcomes your stamp art for upcoming issues. This link takes you to submission guidelines By the way, a $50 award is given to a stamper in each issue who's artwork hasn't appeared in the magazine before. It could be you!
***not affiliated just like the magazine***

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Charleston, S.C.

Last week went outside Charleston to visit family.  I got to get up close and
personal with Randy the horse that my niece is boarding for the winter.  We also took a ride into Charleston and walk through the Market Place which is about 3 blocks long.  It's full of vendors of all kinds.  Unfortunately I was so busy looking at everything I didn't get a picture!  But we did have a delicious lunch at a restaurant (pic on right) that had big stainless steel drums and an elevator in the middle of it.  There is a rooftop bar at the top of the elevator ride.  We
drove around different areas of Charleston to see all the beautiful houses.....the architecture is magnificent and the fences with gates around these houses are just as beautiful.  Next we took a walk out onto the pier with all it's splendor......even saw a pelican.....and of course on every pier in America are the viewers (which are made in my area) to see out to all the little islands/inlets.  hope you enjoyed this little tour from our visit to Charleston.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

colors today are BRIGHT!

yes, bright colors for facebook challenge this month.  Started this layout out at home first with Dyan Reaveley paints in my small journal and also did the stencils at home.  Went off in the wild blue yonder to visit family in the South and brought some stamped images also from Dyan's line of stamps and some rub ons to finish off the pages.  Did some outlining around the stenciled squares.  Then wrote "we use numbers every day in our lives to complete the challenge.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Walk like an Egyptian

Couldn't resist that title with Tut on this collar fold card.  I like fun fold cards and this one fits that description with the collar fold.  Very easy just cut down the center of paper about an inch or so then fold back the paper.....there you go!  easy peasy.  I used a double sided paper just for more interest.
stamps by Just For Fun

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Flamingo fun!  I know it's winter and cold outside but I just couldn't resist all these pink flamingos in a row.  Hard to see in photo but I added sparkle to their beaks for more fun.  This is a message pull card...easy to make as you can watch in my video.  Please go to Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog for more details.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Two more bookmark/tags I created by deconstructing a card from my stash.  Will be bringing these two along with the other four to my S-I-L this week.  Adding these two tags to One Little Tag challenge on Facebook that I belong to...this is a fun group and a challenge that is doable!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

tag/bookmarks for S-I-L

Today I decided to go through my stash box of cards and see if there were any cards I just knew I wouldn't be sending for one reason or another.  I found a couple of cards that I did awhile back using alcohol inks and a stamp I wasn't crazy about so I took it apart and made the two cards into 4 tag/bookmarks!  which I will deliver to my S-I-L, who is old school like me and reads real books!  Of course for me I read magazines but still use bookmarks for them.  I will be posting these in One little tag challenge on Facebook.