Sneak Peak

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sneak Peak.....

September is here and OCS is back with a new challenge.  The OCS Design Team are using High Hopes New Halloween/Christmas release for this month and October.  As the actual release date is Wednesday, September 3rd, we are having a teaser for you today in the way of A SNEAK PEAK of this new release.  The challenge theme is "Halloween/Christmas".  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 a prize pack ........ from One Crazy Stamper just for playing our Blog Challenge.

Now for some inspiration from the OCS Design Team.

(High Hopes), Scary Spiders(Memory Box), Fence(YNS), Fright Delight(Bo Bunny), Pearl Pen-Violet(Viva decor)

 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Distress Ranger Ink, Mask-it, Copic Markers, Memory Box dies, Computer for spooky, 3D foam.


In the OCS store: High Hopes Rubber Stamps, My Mind's Eye 6x6 Frightful, Your Next Embellie, Black, Memory Box Grove Branch die, Copic markers: W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, E18, E09, E07, E02, E53, E51, E50, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12


 Supplies used:  High Hopes Rubber Stamps, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 Frightful, Copic Markers - YR04, YR07, YR09, YR02, E0000, E000, E30, E31, T7 No. 7, R27, R29, YG13, YG17, T5 No. 5, T6 No. 6; Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  00 - Clear, 04 - Orange, 11 - Gold, 03- red, 06 - Melon, Spellbinders Standard Circles Large

Shari G.

Supplies used:  High Hopes Rubber Stamps, X-Press It Blending Cardstock, Copic Markers

Friday, August 29, 2014

A Gift For You!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today I have a fun project to share with you today and my final post using the Taylored Expressions Stamp set called Make It Amazing....

 Supplies Used:
* Your Next Stamp Dies: Kup Die (fits K-cups perfectly!)
* Memento Inks: Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Dandelion, Tangello & Grape Jelly
* My Favorite Things Die-Namics: Doily Circles & Blue Prints 1

I hope that you enjoyed today's project!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Art Impressions Girlfriends

Hello everyone!  I'm sneaking in a bonus post this month... to share a couple of cards made with one of the sets from the popular Art Impressions Girlfriends line: Laughing Set:
I wanted to keep them fairly flat for mailing, and also wanted to use up some scraps!  I had already coloured up the images to match this paper pack, and here's what I had sitting on my craft desk, leftover from previous projects:

Bits and pieces!  I was determined not to cut into any new sheets, so here's what I came up with:

Lora has a FABULOUS assortment of Art Impressions stamps in the One Crazy Stamper store... you can see them all hereAnd wait until you see the newest release!  You can preorder them here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fun with Embossing Folders and Stencils

Hi All;

This is my last post for this month's Creative Inspiration here at OCS.  Today, I have a card as well as a project showing what creative fun can be had using embossing folders and stencils and various types of medium.  As this a bit long, why not have a coffee or tea while you read this and hopefully gleam some inspiration and ideas.

This is the finished card that I made using the Butterfly Swirl (Ecstasy Crafts), used with the following Inka Gold colours: Apricot, Rose Quartz, Mint Green and Platinum.  Now, I will show you how I reached this finished product and what I played with before deciding to use this for my card.

I used the Foundry (Provo Craft), Winter Chill (Ultimate Crafts) and Butterfly Swirl (Ecstasy Crafts) Embossing Folders.

For the Foundry embossing folder, I used my finger to add Copper and Platinum Inka Gold and then added some Gold 3D Stamp Paint over it with a dabber.

Unfortunately, the glitter from the Gold 3D Stamp Paint by Viva Decor isn't showing up very well in the photo. 

For the Winter Chill embossing folder, I used the Ice Blue Inka Gold and then added some Glitter Ritz Cool Highlight over top. 

For the Butterfly Swirl (Ecstasy Crafts), I did two samples: one using Inka Gold (the card) and the other one using the Prima Resist Chalk Edges in the following colours:  Pastel Green, Pastel Yellow, Pastel Peach, Pastel Blue and then added some Clear Wink of Stella over top.

For the Stencils, I used All Stars (Memory Box), Spring Flowers and Brick Wall both from My Favourite Things.

For the All Stars (Memory Box), I used Metallic Melon and Gold Gelatos. I used stencil tape to keep the stencil flat on the paper and used a paint brush to add the colours.

For the Spring Flowers stencil from (My Favourite Things), I added Apricot, Mint Green and Ice Blue Inka Gold as a background, which didn't quite turn out as I wanted it to.  I then taped the stencil over the background and used the Pastel Peach and Pastel Purple Prima Resist Chalk Edgers and then added Gold and Silver Atyou Spica Glitter Pens for the centres of the flowers. 

For the Brick Wall another My Favourite Things Stencil, I used cork instead of paper and Ranger Distress Ink Fired Brick, which worked out really well. 

I hope this has given you some ideas to play with.  The majority of these items can be found at Lora's OCS store. 

Until next time, be creative and have some fun.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I'm Seeing Stars!

Hi crafty friends!  This is my last post for August and boy oh boy, do we have some special stamps to share next month, so make sure you check back soon!

Now just in case you were wondering...this is what I did on my card... I first mixed white embossing paste and black ink, then smeared it on thick over my star stencil. I really wanted the stars to pop off the page and they very much do. I added the super star die sentiment, more stars, some border dies, and can you believe stamp or any colouring this week.!

I hope you all are seeing stars after this! Have a great day and keep on crafting!

Here is my concoction of ink and paste, I used a popsicle stick to mix it.
My Supplies 
Star Show(Memory Box), Embossing Paste(Studio 490), Memento-Tuxedo Black(Tsukineko), Sports Sentamentables(Whimsy)

Monday, August 25, 2014


 Another fun inspirational card to share with you today. One Crazy Stamper this month has been an Inspirational one, and we sure have enjoyed creating projects for you to hopefully get into your craft rooms and create with us. 
 I have been show casing all month the very fun stamp set by Penny Black-called Good Day!  I've have had oodles of fun coloring up these cute cats, and trying different ways to show you them.  
 Penny Black - Good Day 30-241
This is the last card for the month, I am using all the images in the set.  I am also using some fun paper from Simple Stories-Homespun, it is double sided, some with pattern paper some with sayings/words.  Very fun paper.  
 Simple Stories Homespun - 12 x 12 Collection Kit 3800
I also colored my little friends using copic markers and popped them up with 3D foam dots.  I do hope you have been inspired this month.  WE love hearing from you  so share the love.  Till next time happy crafting, and if you need any supplies go over to Lora's store for a peak. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Just Because.....You're Amazing!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  Today I have a card to show you that I am super proud to share again using the Taylored Expressions Stamp set called Make It Amazing.

When I was working on this card I was so happy with how it turned out - I just fell in Love with it, I hope you do too!!!....

Here is a look at the inside of this wonderful card...

Here is an angle shot to show you the 3D effect of the card....
Supplies Used:
* Copic Sketch Markers: BG57 & BG53
* Patterned Papers:  Hallmark Cards Forever Friends 6x6 Kraft Notes Paper Pad
* Dark Brown Embossing Power (for butterfly and vine)
* My Favorite Things Die-Namics: Flag Stax & Flag Stax Layers
* Memento Inks: Rich Cocoa
* Spellbinders: Scalloped Circles
I hope you enjoyed today card!
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Let Your Light Shine Bright!!!!!

Hi All;

It is another Wacky Wednesday, and as school starts in a couple of weeks the summer is almost over.  I hope the OCS design team has given you all lots of inspiration during this month.  For my post today, I have used the stamp set called Guiding Light from Whimsy Stamps.

Supplies used:
Hope you have had a great summer and have gotten some inspiration from the gals of the OCS Design Team.  Any supplies you need, can be found at Lora's OCS store. Until the next time keep crafting.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Little Birdie Told Me...

Another terrific Tuesday is here and I have a tweet of a card to share. I used my prismacolour pencils to colour a few high hopes stamps and framed them in a memory box window die.

OCS has lots of beautiful inspiration for you on the blog and big summer sales at the store, don't forget to check out both places everyday for something new!

a close up
my supplies
Bird Bath(High Hopes), Perched Birdie(High Hopes), Landing Birdie(High Hopes), Bird Told me(High Hopes), Tab 1 Die(Whimsy), The Avenues Brads(Bo Bunny),  The Avenues 6x6 Pad(Bo Bunny), The Avenues Layered Chipboard(Bo Bunny),  The Avenues Jewels(Bo Bunny), Tiny Fanciful Flourish(Cherry Lynn), Grand Chalet Window(Memory Box), Stickles-True Blue(Ranger), Twine(American Crafts), Feathers(Spellbinders)

prismacolour pencils

Monday, August 18, 2014

Birthday Wish

Hey friends another fantastic Inspiration for you today, my card is for the Inspirational projects we, the design team have going on this month here at One Crazy Stamper.  Lots of wonderful projects to share with you this month.  I have been showing casing the great Penny Black stamps.  
This one was so fun, and is called Good Day.  I am using the paper pack from Bazzill called The Adventures.  So bright and fun to create with. I have decided this one was for a male, and I wouldn't put any flowers on it, or pretty it up too much.  But I did add the sentiment and popped up the image too.  I colored my image using Copic Markers.  
I hope you get a chance to check out the design teams inspirations this month.  If you need to replenish your supplies, please go over to Lora's store and happy shopping!  Again thanks for stopping by.  Till next time happy crafting!