Friday, May 6, 2016

Bookmark fun - High Hopes Stamps

HAPPY Friday!!! Yahoo, the weekend is almost here! Looking forward to some crafting time :)
I created a little bookmark using the following stamps...
 Twine, beads, High Hopes Stamps and my laminator were used  for this creation.  The image is coloured with Copics plus  added Vintage Photo distress ink around the edges of the bookmark. On the back I added my initial to personalize the creation :) 
Ran the bookmark through the laminator,  then used a hole punch and looped the twine onto the bookmark!
 The sentiment is the perfect touch for the creation and works so well with this image ( I just could not resist!!) The butterfly is hot glued into place and added a paper backing to make it more secure. 
Copic #'s E31,E33,E35,E50,R20,YR00,YR07,YR04,T0,T3,T5,BG11,BG15,YR61,YR65,YR99
Thanks for peeking! Have a super weekend!
Our Challenge for the month of May on the One Crazy Stamper Blog is "Anything Goes"! Looking forward to seeing your creation!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Puppy Love

Happy Thursday OCS Fans! 

Puppy Love is one of my favourite stamps from the High Hopes Spring 2016 Collection release. I love the whole release, but sometimes there is a stamp.. or..two..or three that become a fast favourite.
This little girl with her dog is just tooo cute! I have a little dog but this big dog reminds me of my neighbours St. Bernard who when she sees me will come running over and plop herself down on my foot - just to get "some lovin'" as her owner says.......puppy love and snuggles are the best!

I started by cutting Puppy Love and the background out with my Cricut using the svg files (07 and 14) and then stamping it using my Misti. I stamped my sentiment at the same time with faded jeans distress ink and mounted it on Bazzill cardstock. 
The skirt and bow are paper pieced from some denim paper I had in my stash. To be totally honest, I had coloured the skirt and bow and didn't like my colour combo...what's a gal to do besides recolour the whole thing? well, paper piecing worked this time lol. 
I cut my centre step card base from a pattern in an old Card Maker magazine and added patterned paper. Faded jeans distress ink was used to add some flourishes to the paper. Denim coloured ribbon - love this ribbon - and some sparkly navy blue gumdrops are the finishing touches. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Puppy Love (TT034) Puppy Love SVG (TT034SVG)Love Blooms Here (HH014) High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 EB6 EB3 EB5 1G1 1G3 1G4 1G5 CT2 CT4 GB5 TN1 TN2 TN3

Our challenge this month is Anything Goes. You can find the challenge here to come play along. We can't wait to see what you create!

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Rock On!

Hello OCS Followers!
Happy Hump Day! I wanted to share this card today using the "Rocking Out" fellow from the new High Hopes Stamp Spring 2016 release! He sure looks like He's having a blast!
I chose paper from the Photoplay Party Boy 6x6 collection. I thought the stars were perfect for this up and coming Rock Star! I also added the sentiments "Rock On" and "Don't Stop the Music"! I used my MISTI to stamp the sentiments perfectly from the matching SVG files and also used the larger SVG files to add a mat behind them. 
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E11, R20
Hair: Y21, YR23, E97, E09
Shirt: R24, R27, R29
Pants: E43, E44, E47
Shoes: C3, C5, C7, C8
Drum Sticks: E31, E33
Drum set: YR02, YR04, YR07 / B12, B14 / Silver Wink of Stella
Symbols: Silver Wink of Stella / C5

Our Challenge for the month of May on the One Crazy Stamper Blog is "Anything Goes"! I'm sure you have created something that we'd love for you to share with us! 

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

You are My Sunshine....

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Another month has been and gone, and now we have a brand new month with a brand new challenge here at OCS.

For my post today, I have used this sweet image called Puppy Love from High Hopes Rubber Stamps Spring 2016 Collection.  For the background papers I used the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine to foil them with Rose Gold and Mint Reactive Foil.  The colour in the bottom part of the photo looks lighter and this is due to the reactive foil and light.  I used an Elizabeth Craft Shimmer Sheet to cut the butterflies.

Supplies used:
Do play along with this month's challenge "Anything Goes".  For any supplies that you might need or want, check out Lora's OCS store.

Until next time, happy crafting.


Monday, May 2, 2016

A Wedding Card

Wedding season is upon us!  This sweet High Hopes image is called Just Married #TT026  and is perfect to customize with each couple's wedding colours.  I chose a champagne/grey combo with touches of peach and green.  You can't tell in the photo, but the papers and banner have a great shimmer to them, to dress up the card considerably:
 I coloured the image with Copic markers, and made up a few 3D flowers that I cut with my Cricut.  A few champagne coloured pearls, and a bit of twine finished it off nicely.
Found in the One Crazy Stamper store: High Hopes Just Married # TT026

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Challenge -- Anything Goes

 May is here and OCS is back with a new challenge.  The OCS Design Team will be using an assortment of stamps for this month's challenge, which is "Anything Goes."  You can use any stamp except for digital images.  You have all month to join in the fun for a chance to win a fabulous prize from OCS.

Create a project following our theme and enter it into our InLinkz tool below!

Challenge Details/Rules:

- YOU CAN USE ANY IMAGE YOU WANT EXCEPT DIGITAL IMAGES.  Any entry using a digital image will be deleted.
- You have all month long to join in our challenge.
- You can enter up to 5 times.
- Only new projects, no back linking to old projects.
- You must link the OCS blog in your entry post.
- Following the OCS blog or Facebook page is appreciated

This month you have the chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice from One Crazy Stamper just for playing our Blog Challenge.

Supplies: Stamps-HH What's Up, Slam Dunk, Memento Ink, Xpressit Copic Blending Cardstock, Embossing Folder, Misti, Circle Stitch Die and 
Circle Die, Copic Markers, Pattern Paper-My Stash, Glue Dots. 



Supplies used:  Stamps - HH Puppy Wonder, Hellooo..., Puppy Wonder SVG, Hellooo...SVG, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Copic Markers:  YG13, YG17, BV02, BV04, R11, R12, W00 No. 00, W0 - No. 0, W1 No. 1, W3 No. 3, T8 No. 8, Atyou Spica Glitter Pens - 00, 14, Forever in Time White Pearls

Supplies Used -- High Hopes Everything Grows with Love Sentiment, Puppy Love, Sharpie White Marker, Copic Xpress Paper,Black Soot Distress Copic C0,C1,C3,C5,C7,E50,E11,R11,E20,R21,R24,R29,E31,E33,E37

Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Challenge Winner

Thanks for joining in our challenge this month. We had fun looking at all the fabulous entries!  We used to choose the winner.

This month's winner will be sent their choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the winner is:

#38  Linda S. (Snail's Pace)

with her card called Another Bunny Thank You

Taylored Expression bunny2

Linda please email me at sberkley51 at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Check back tomorrow for our new monthly challenge and another chance to win!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Sweet Hearts -- Hgh Hopes Stamps

Another scallop circle card  to share today. Its just a fun platform for a scene card!
I used the following stamps to create this design.
The owls were popped up on foam dots. Buttons and bows plus some clouds and a little sunshine were added to this design.  Check out my video below :)
Thanks for peeking :) Happy Friday!
Our challenge this month is Anything Goes. You can find the challenge here to come play along. We can't wait to see what you create!

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them at 
A little Video  on my card :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dropping In To Say....

I have some owl cuteness to share with you today. I love all the cute, pudgy owls and their accessories in the High Hopes Spring 2016 Collection. So many ideas bouncing around in my head!

For my card I used Happy Owl and the co-ordinating SVG file (07), Birthday Hat and Fancy Script Happy Birthday stamps.

Owl Close Up

I started by cutting out the Happy Owl SVG file with my Cricut and then stamped Happy Owl using my Misti. I also "partially" stamped Happy twice more and coloured all my images, including the birthday hat with alcohol markers. 

It's hard to see in the picture but I like a little bling so I added some glitter to the tassel on the hat. I added my stamps to my background paper so Happy looks like he is floating down out of the sky with his birthday wishes. The last one is popped up with pop dots.

I created part of the sentiment on my computer and combined it with the Happy Birthday stamp. Lightly pulled apart cotton balls form the clouds. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Happy Owl (SS016) Happy Owl SVG (SS016SVG), Birthday Hat (FF007), Fancy Scipt Happy Birthday (HH019)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento InkCopic Xpress It Cardstock, Forever In Time Pop Dots, Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter - Hero Arts, Patterned Paper - K and Company, Imaginisce, Sentiment - Calibri font - computer

Spectrum Noir Markers: GB1 GB4 GB7 TN1 TN2 TN3 PP1 PP3 LV1 LV2

Our challenge this month is Anything Goes. You can find the challenge here to come play along. We can't wait to see what you create!

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sympathy Card & Tutorial!

Hi OCS Fans!
Today I wanted to share with you a card and tutorial using the "With Deepest Sympathy" stamp from the new Spring 2016 Release from High Hopes Stamps
I created this card with Distress inks and water. Here we go with the tutorial.......
First thing I did was gather all the supplies that I needed! 
With this new release you are able to purchase matching SVG files for your cutting machine. Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut out the outline to use with my stamp.
You can either cut out the image to match the stamp exactly or cut the file that gives you a nice border around your stamp. I chose to use the SVG file that gives you a border.
The MISTI is the perfect tool to stamp your image onto the cut SVG file. Don't throw out the cut outline piece of your paper. It will help you greatly in the next few steps.
To get started I stamped the image onto the grid paper that comes with the MISTI
Now you use that piece of outline paper that I said not to get rid of. Line it up with your stamped image making sure that you have an even border around the image. Secure it with the magnets that come with your MISTI.
Now put in the "puzzle piece", ink up your stamp with Onyx Black Versafine ink and stamp the image again.
See how perfect your stamped image comes out with a nice white border around the edge?!
I carefully removed the image using my tweezers making sure not to smudge any of the ink. Using black embossing powder I coated the stamped image and then shook off the excess powder.
Use your heat tool and heat the powder to emboss your image.
 If you want to make a few of the same card don't remove the cutout paper or the stamp on the "door" of the MISTI. Just repeat the steps as many times as you want for identical stamped images. 
The  next step is to colour your image.
I inked the Distress ink pads onto my clear acrylic block that I am using as my palette.
I am using a brush that has water inside of it. Using the Distress ink with water from the brush I coloured my image. The embossed lines help to keep the ink and water from spreading. If your brush becomes too wet just wipe it off on a paper towel.
The finished coloured image!
Using my Silhouette again, I cut another SVG file that will layer behind the stamped image as a really pretty mat. Each SVG file you purchase comes with 2 sizes, so it's perfect for setting off your image!
I decided to make a 4.25" x 5.5" card. I cut my papers at 4.25"x 5.5", 4 1/8"x 5 3/8" and 4"x 5.25". I glued all my layers together and then adhered a piece of yellow ribbon to the left side of the papers. Then I glued the papers to the card base, popped up the image with foam squares and attached a yellow bow.
Distress Ink Colours:
Dusty Concord
Scattered Straw
Mowed Lawn
And once again the finished card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!