Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Chris Kincaid provides a 40 day devotional with scripture using the message bible.  Since I prefer KJV, I would recommend using the bible translation that you use to reflect the readings of the day. 

This is the perfect devotional especially for the new Christian.  It is also good for the any Christian to read because each day has a daily thought provoking devotion and space to write your thoughts.

The birth of Jesus is a excellent study to spend quiet time with the Lord. 

You can find the book HERE on Amazon (Paperback) | (eBook)

If you would like to win a copy, please leave a comment and let me know!  I will draw a name on Monday. 

Have a great weekend!

I did receive a free copy of the book from Aneko Press for a honest review.  

Monday, November 23, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!  We are not having a traditional Thanksgiving this year so I have a card that is not quite a traditional card for Thanksgiving.

Using a blend of several fall colors I blended over the clear embossed stamped image with a rubber stamp from JUST FOR FUN for this card.    I hope you enjoy.  Its a wonderful time of year. I enjoy just looking at the beautiful fall leaves on the trees
 and the lovely holiday store decorations.

Have a fabulous day!

Supplies:  Just for Fun Stamp:  Couple in Canoe

Linking to:My Sheri Crafts 2W (W1) Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 9, 2015

JFF Friends

Hello Everyone!!!
How are you?  I am enjoying this wonderful fall weather!   I used a great technique called crayon resist.  I have decided to try techniques. I loved it.  I used a white crayon after stamping the flower image then sponged several inks over the area.  I really like the way it came out.  
Stamps I used from Just for Fun are:  Large Cornflower and sentiment Friends are .
I used fall colored designer papers, cardstock and ribbons.  Have a wonderful day.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The Dog that saved Stewart Coolidge

Jim Kraus’s The Dog That Saved Stewart Coolidge

You can find the book here on Amazon:  

This is a adorable story about a dog and a young man find each other and then the young man  finds love.   At first I thought it might be corny when the story begins and the dog is describing what is going on but after reading a few pages, I was ready to read the whole book.   You must find out what happens with the dog.  I don't wont to spoil the book for you.  I suggest reading it, its a quick, entertaining read that leaves you feeling good.  A good wholesome story that everyone can enjoy.    

Monday, October 26, 2015

Just for Fun! A Witchy Frog

Hello there!!!

Today I created a card for Halloween.  I used the Toad Witch Small Just for Fun Rubber stamp which just cracks me up every time I look at her!
I made the card with the Paper Tear Technique, a fun and simple technique.  I embossed the frog and colored with inks.  Then, I added a computer generated sentiment.  Quick and easy card.
Just a few more days until Halloween.  Have a wonderful week!

Linking to:  Dragonfly Journeys:  Anything Goes Halloween Colors
Stamping Sensations:  Halloween Colors
Crafty Calendar:  Halloween
Sweet Stampin Halloween

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Queen Esther and the Ring of Power

About the book:

A practical and prophetic look at the Book of Esther.   It tells of Esther and the prophecy of the end of times and eventual destruction of evil.

The book takes an in depth look at Esther and how it applies to end times.  Some of the points of view are not points that I share however it was good book that really gets you thinking and wanting to dig deeper into the Book of Esther.

The author:  Russell Stendal a man who loves the lord and a lifetime missionary.

You can find the book here at Amazon:

or leave a comment and you could win a copy!!!!!

I did receive the book from Life Sentencing Publishing for free for my honest review.

Have a great day!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Take a peak of the blog tour.... Come back on 11/7 to see my review :)

10/27: Joan, Avid Reader Book Reviews,
      Lisa, Seeking With All Yur Heart,
10/28: Jennifer, 5 Minutes for Books,
 10/29: Bekah, Motherhood Moment,
 10/30: Aurie, Our Good Life,
11/1: Paige, Electively Paige,
 11/2: Lisa, Try This,
 11/3: Alicia, Walking in Faith,
 11/4: Kari, Bookishly Devoted,
 11/5: Jessica, J Bronder Book Reviews,
 11/7: Kim, Gypsy Angel,
11/8: Bethany, Raindrops and Rainbows,
11/9: Britt, My Little Sunshines,

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Journaling Tips

Are you lost in your own thoughts?  Do you wonder things, thinking of the past, lost in the future but never living in the present?  If so, journaling may help you.  I have found that journaling right before sleep helps me rest better. 

  • Journaling helps reduce stress---Somehow just writing down your thoughts helps your mind move on something else.
  • Journaling keeps your memoir.   It might not be perfect however it might be helpful to someone   once you are gone. 
  • Journaling--You can write down your thoughts or ideas.  
a record of experiences, ideas, or reflections kept regularly for private use

Start a journal, restart a journal.  Write it down.  

Have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2015

BOO!!! Lets Celebrate!

Here is a Halloween card I made using Just for Fun Rubber Stamps.  The stamps I used are
Short Jack  and part of Trick or Treat .

Enjoy your day!


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Monday, September 28, 2015

Fall Leaves

Today, I have a card I created using the Just for Fun rubber stamp:  stamptangle elm leaf.   I stamped a pile of leaves using a green stamp pad.  Next I decided to highlight them with metallic water colors, then I used markers, pencils and gems to complete the leaves.  I made a couple of paper flowers and sewed the edges.  Have a beautiful day!! Thanks for dropping by!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

The Pursuit of God

The Pursuit of God is a excellent read.  Tozer was a Christian Author and Pastor.  This read is good for those who want to develop a closer relationship with God.  It is thought provoking and requires concentration during some parts of the book.  I think it will help each person that reads it have a more meaningful relationship with God.  

I did receive a copy for free however I would recommend it even if I purchased a copy.  You can find it HERE on Amazon.  

I have gone batty!!!

Using Just for Fun Large Bat Stamp, I created this halloween card.  I love this bat! It is cute and scary all at the same time.

Linking to: Crafty Friends Challenge:  Something that begins with B
Crafting with Friends:  Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft:  Anything Goes

Have a great day!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Hello Hello Hello

Here is a card I created for fun.  Using Just for Fun rubber stamps, the cattails stamp is embossed with white powder.   I love this stamp!  I love cattails and this stamp just reminds me how much.  I need to get some and make a floral arrangement for fall.

Hope you like it.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Just for Fun Rubberstamps.......

Coming next weekend!
Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts
& Scrapbook Show
Westminster, MD

Saturday September 12, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday September 13, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Carroll County Ag CenterExhibit Hall
706 Agriculture Center
Westminster, MD 21157
Come out and join the FUN - Bring a friend! 
We are bringing lots of NEW stamps and 
showing lots of fun exciting techniques showcasing them.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Its getting closer to Fall...

Hi there!!

I am anxiously awaiting fall.  So, I thought I would use this beautiful new stamp from Just for Fun Stamps.  A leaf, oh how I love, a falling leaf.  It has been so hot and humid here that I am so excited for fall.

I arranged lots of paper strips to create this background.   I used several color inks to stamp this Stamptangle Maple leaf for the card.  Welcome Fall!!!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Hello Friends!!!

Hello Friends!!
I made this card to showcase one of the new stamps from Just for Fun stamps.  I used three colors of inks for the green balsam.  I used some fall colors because I am ready for fall weather. 
 Have a great day!

Just for Fun Friends Stamps used: are flowers sentiment found HERE and the Balsam Branch found HERE.

Linking to:

Monday, August 10, 2015

Lets Talk

Hello there!!!
How are you all today?  I created this CAS card. 
 Don't you love this new Just for Fun Stamptangle House Wren bird stamp? 
 One of my new favorites.   I thought the sentiment Lets Talk was appropriate
 because he just looks like he is ready to say something.  
I used the distressed inks on the edges. 
 I used colored pencils and markers on the wings and beak.  

Find that special someone, give them a call and talk (maybe about rubber stamping-L.O.L.)
Have a great day!


Linking to Retarte Anything Goes

Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy August!!

I am counting down until Fall!!!  The older I get the more I like Fall!

I made this card today, JUST BECAUSE.

School starts here today and my youngest son is a senior this year (boo hoo).  Its super exciting, I am so happy for him.  What a fun year it will be!

Green seems to be the theme for this card and lots of stamping.

Using Just for Fun Stamps:  Fir Tree (just one stamped many times and layered)
Stamptangle Balloon (stamped twice and popped up)

Have a happy day!

Linking to 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes
DRS Designs Create a Scene

Monday, July 27, 2015


Hello! Hello! Hello !!!

Christmas in July continues 

I have a Christmas Card for you.

 This card was super easy to make, you just need washi tape, cardstock, ink and stamps. 

 The Happy Holidays stamp can be found HERE.   

The darling Classic Snowman stamp can be found HERE

Only 149 Days until Christmas....Get those cards ready!  

Have a wonderful day!!! 

Happy Crafting!


Monday, July 20, 2015

Christmas Time...

Christmas is everywhere!  Christmas items already stocked in the stores.
  Be sure to hurry and get your rubber stamps to make your Christmas cards.

I bring you another Christmas card today as Just for Fun Stamps celebrates Christmas in July.

I layered many pieces including burlap then took the stamped image colored the background and stamped another image and took the bird and popped him off the card.

I used the Just for Fun Rubber Stamp:  Partridge with Pears which you can find HERE.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy making your friends and

 family their handmade by you Christmas cards. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Jingle Bells Jingle Bells

Hi!   Just another card for our Christmas in July Special.
  It's a lot of fun for me to complete Christmas cards in July.  I am very excited, feeling accomplished.  
Today the card I have for you is    one that has a vintage look to it. 
Its so much much fun going to the Christmas tree farms, picking out your tree, cutting it down and taking it home.  Oh what fun!!

Using Just for Fun Stamps:  Getting the Tree and Happy Holidays Sentiment

Have a great day and make some Christmas cards!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Check your Calendars!

Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts 
& Scrapbook Show

Pittsburgh/California, PA
Saturday July 18, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday July 19, 10:00 am-3:00 pm
California University of PA
Convocation Center
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
We will have lots of NEW stamps and 
will be showing lots of fun exciting techniques showcasing them.

Come out and join the FUN - Bring a friend!

BOGO Admission Coupon!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hello Everyone!

Just for Fun blog is having Christmas in July.  We will be sharing Christmas cards this month!
Its always a good idea to get a head start making those Christmas cards that are handmade with love.

Today I have a fun Christmas card for you!

Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Yule Moose  stamp was used to create this card.  The background is gold foil polka dots.  I used pencils, markers and stickles to create the card.

So, get your Just for Fun Christmas stamps today!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Another Stamp Show.........

Raleigh, NC Show!!

Rubber Stamp, Paper Arts
& Scrapbook Show

Raleigh, NC
Saturday July 11, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Sunday July 12, 11:00 am-4:00 pm

North Carolina State Fairgrounds
Exposition Building
1025 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

We are bringing lots of NEW stamps and
will be showing lots of fun exciting techniques showcasing them.

Come out and join the FUN - Bring a friend!

Monday, June 22, 2015

One Hot Summer

Hello !!

It has been one hot week here:

Clear with periodic clouds
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Mostly Sunny
Scattered Thunderstorms
Scattered Thunderstorms
Isolated Thunderstorms

And last week was even hotter!!! It reached 100!   So stay cool if your weather is like ours.

I created this card for you all:

I used several colored inks to create the patterned background page.  I stamped gecko on separate sheet and colored with pencils.  It was so much fun, stamping all the colors all over the page.  Very relaxing.

Supplies:   Just for Fun Stamps:   2 sided Doodled Background 
      Sentiments 1 Unmounted Stamp Set-- Happy Whatever 
      Parachuting Gecko 

Linking card to the following challenges
Fairytale Stampers Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers For a Man
Ge Creative Challenge: For a Boy or Man

Friday, June 19, 2015

20th Anniversary

Come Join Us at
StampFest Summer!
20th Anniversary Year

Next Weekend
Convention Hours
Saturday June 27, 9am- 5pm
Sunday June 28, 10am-3pm

All information including tickets, classses, directions and all show information is available online now at

The Lakeland Center (Sikes Hall)
701 W. Lime Street, Lakeland, FL 33815
The Lakeland Center is approximately 30 miles west of the old Orlando location right off I-4.

Get Directions

Parking at Gate #5
& enter the Center through Entrance #2

We hope to see you there!

Lots of NEW Stamps!
We will have lots of NEW Stamps,
Exciting Demos, and 2 Make It Take It Projects.

Booth #11

Monday, June 8, 2015

A Big Bouquet of Flowers

Hello Friends!

  For todays card, I used the brushed rose stamp with pastel chalk inks for a soft look.  The green background was created using tissue paper crumbled and smoothed out then mod lodged onto cardstock.  Thought I would use the Get Well Soon sentiment would be perfect.  

 Just for Fun Stamps:  F 3812 Brushed Rose  
Get Well Soon from Sentiments 1 Unmounted Sentiment Sheet 

Linking to:
          Just Us Girls-Summer (summer time flowers on my card)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!!
Guess who is having birthday?
My little Neptune, my little friend and companion.  5 years old :)I just wanted to share this sweet picture of my pup who is turning 5 this month.

Well, I don't know anyone having a birthday until July but I bet that birthday cards are the most used.  Just my guess, or perhaps they are most used by me.  With Thinking of You coming in a close second.
I love this background!! So many ways to use it !  I will probably try it with a solid color also.

Supplies:  Just for Fun Stamp:  Stamptangle Pattern Background H3803
                                                  Happy Birthday Sentiment from Birthday Unmounted Sheet
                                                  Cardstock, ribbon, and gems

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