Friday, February 5, 2016

Sending you sunshine! High Hopes Stamps!

 Happy Friday to you!
I'm back with a little bit of sunshine using Bella Bear from High Hopes  Stamps found here!
I'm thinking we could all use a little extra sunshine this February!! :)
Lots of warm yummy yellow, hearts background papers  and Bella Bear enjoying a beautiful day! Added sewing stitches and a texture white doily!
I decided to create some background clouds and grassy details using Copic Markers.
The inside of the card has been all dolled up with some gingham paper,touch of yellow card stock with added zigzag stitching. The sentiment is also a High Hopes from Sentiment Set#1
(I tried to stitch up the heart die cut but it was a little more difficult than I thought, the results are not perfect). A handmade look, I guess!
Thanks for peeking :)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Snowbird Birthday

Welcome back OCS fans! It's the first Thursday in February and yes, it's still winter...sigh........

Today I am sharing a card I made for my mother in laws 80th birthday. I think L'il Snowbird from High Hopes Stamps is the perfect image when you need something with a winter theme for life events after Christmas.


I chose to use some "brighter" colours to help beat some of the winter blues.  Some glitter gumdrops add some sparkle along with some bright pink paper from Doodlebug.  "Snow" embossing powder adds some texture and colour as well.

Card Recipe
Stamps: L'il Snowbird and Dot Simple Happy Birthday High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Plums- Doodlebug, Necessities: Wood - MME 
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Dies and Fisthtail Banner Dies - Your Next Stamp
Clear Wink of Stella
"Snow" embossing powder - Stampendous
Ice Ice Baby and Candyland Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN6 TN8 EB8 EB6 EB3 EB5 1B1 1B2 1B3 BP1 BP2 BP3 CG4 DG3 JG6 GB8 GB10 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 

It's the beginning of a new month which means a new challenge here at OCS. 
February's challenge is Anything Goes, (except digital stamps). Follow this link to come and add your projects. We can't wait to see what you create.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I'm Trying But......

Hi OCS Fans!
Todays post for One Crazy Stamper makes me giggle as I can just picture myself in this position as I try to exercise! I have absolutely zero co-ordination so this definitely would be me LOL! This stamp set is from Art Impressions. Lora carries lots of these humorous Ai stamps. This set is called "Skinny Yet".
I decided to paper piece the outfit and exercise ball. I matched my background papers using Design paper from the Authentique "Infused" 6x6 collection. I made some matching flowers with some dies and added a rhinestone gem in the middles. The funny sentiment comes with the Skinny Yet set.
Copics Used: 
Skin: E00, E11, R20
hair: E11, E13, E08
Lips, headband & earring: RV09
Shoes: C1, C3, C5
Outline BG000

We started a new Challenge for February called "Anything Goes".  Make sure you enter for a chance to win! Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Crafting!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Let's Celebrate!

Happy Groundhog Day!!  Let's hope that he doesn't see his shadow :o)  I spotted these sweet baking themed papers when I was at the One Crazy Stamper store recently, and I knew they'd look great with one of the Vintage Vixens stamps from Art Impressions so here is Six Layer Set:
 The sentiment says: "Let's celebrate the end of bathing suit season with a six layer chocolate cake."  I love it!  I added a large loopy die cut behind her, as well as some tiny baking dies at the bottom.  I used pop dots on the sentiment and the baking bowl for a little dimension.  We started a brand new challenge here on the OCS blog yesterday - anything goes, so we hope you'll play along and link up your creations.  There'll be all kinds of inspiration here all month long, so if the groundhog does happen to see his shadow, and we have 6 more weeks of winter... we'll just all have to stay indoors and make cards!  Works for me.

Found in the OCS store:  Art Impressions Six Layer Set

Monday, February 1, 2016

February Challenge -- Anything Goes

February 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: Black, Grey, Brown Cardstock, Copic Xpressit Card Stock,  
Stampendous-Air Mail, Tim Holtz word die, Stick It Adhesive SheetsCopic Markers, Pearls.


Supplies: Gabriel's A Border HH Sentiment Set #1Copic Sketch MarkersXpress It CardstockMemento Tuxedo Black Ink

One Crazy Stamper products: Art Impressions Thin Enough Set 
Copics: E31, E34, E37, BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11, Y38, Y35, Y32, W5, W3, W1


Supplies available at One Crazy Stamper: Quilt Set (Art Impressions), Clear & Gold Wink of Stella, Clear Glossy Accents, Copic Xpress It paper, Tuxedo Black Memento ink


 Suplies available from One Crazy Stamper:  Stamp:  Purr-ty Tweet Kitty (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Creamy White Cardstock for Prisma, Spectrum Noir Pencils -- 067, 071, 02, 047, 058, 091, 120, 009 (Essentials Set), 090, 094 (Nature Set), 025, 026 (Floral Set), 027 (Primaries Set), Ribbon and Rhinestones

Baby Shower Cupcakes, Supplies Available from One Crazy Stamper. Rainy Day Ducky, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink

Sunday, January 31, 2016

January Challenge Winner

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

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

# 22  Karen Ladd with her card Snow Kitty

Karen 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, January 29, 2016

 I love my coffee and hate the thought of wasting a single drop. Sadly , there's been way too many times where I have made a trail of spilt coffee from the cafeteria to my desk at work :)   (don't tell my boss!!) 
So... I thought that it would  be fun to create a sad/spilt coffee cup.
I used a newspaper style card stock which I think is perfect for the coffee rings background stamps. Some heart gems for total coffee love, fine twine, sewing stitches and a glossy accents coffee puddle too! 
Thanks for peeking and happy Friday! 
Copic #R24,0,Y21

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Just... Hello

Happy Thursday OCS Fans! We're one day closer to Fri-YAY and it's almost the end of January already - wow! 

Some of you may have noticed a few changes in the posting schedule here at OCS. 

I thought I should tell you a bit about myself. I have always done some kind of crafting and took up scrapbooking about 13 years ago. 

It has only  been in the last about 21/2 years that I found my new addiction - card making, stamps and alcohol markers......oh and did I mention paper?! I admit it - my paper collection is ever growing.......and it's funny, I still don't always have just the right paper for a card I'm making - crazy how that happens isn't it?! I know I can't be alone in this dilema.....

Anyway, I will be posting and hopefully providing some inspiration for you here on Thursdays. I am honoured to be part of the super talented group of designers here at OCS. 

Now enough about me - on to this weeks post! Today I am sharing a card using an older stamp from High Hopes called Sitting Kitty with Posey  (P146).


This super cute stamp is coloured with alcohol markers, cut out with a Spellbinders circle die, and "stitched" around the border. I mounted my stamp onto a doily from my stash, added my patterned paper and my "hello". My favourite - gumdrops, finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Sitting Kitty with Posey - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Sunshine - Doodlebug 
Dies: Circle - Spellbinders, Circle Stitch Marks - Your Next Stamp, Scripty Words (Your Next Stamp),  Fun Stitched Edges - My Creative Time Dies
Gumdrops: Chocolate - Your Next Stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Xpress It paper, dollie (stash), Adhesive Trim (stash) 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 PP2 PP4 PP5 CG2 DG3 JG6 CT4 GB5 OR1 CT1 CT2 CT4 1B1

You have a few more days to play along in our challenge this month - it's Anything Goes (except digital stamps). Follow this link for all the details and to post your project.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Crazy Bird #5

Hi Everyone!
This is the last post for January so that means it's the last Crazy Bird in my Crazy Bird series for January using the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamp set. I hope you've enjoyed my take on these fun "crazy birds"! For my bird today I made him into a Valentine card card using the heart from the Crazy Accessories stamp set.
I stuck with the same Copic marker theme all month, using some of the Copic Sketch Fluorescent markers. The bright paper is from the Bo Bunny Family Is 6x6 collection that I've had for awhile.
Copics Used:
Body: FYG2, FBG2, FB2, FYG1
Hearts & Bow: FRV1, RV04, RV06, RV14/ FRV1, RV17, RV19

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Hot Chocolate time.......

Hi Fellow Crafters;

There is no doubt that the winter here in Ontario is either mild with melting snow or snowing and bitter cold temperatures.  Either way, it is a good time for Hot Chocolate.  For my post today, I have used this adorable stamp called Snowy Couple from the latest release of  High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  The sentiment is from the Winter Wonderland paper pack from Pebbles.

Supplies used:
There is still time to enter this month's challenge, "Anything Goes".  For any supplies that you might need or want, check out both the brick and mortar as well as the online store OCS.  Lora does have some amazing products and new products that will soon start arriving.

Until next time, Happy Crafting