September Challenge -- Christmas/Halloween/Fall and Blog Hop

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Think Snow - Lil Snowbird

 I decided to try something different this week.  I coloured this sweet gal  from High Hopes using the "no lines technique". Basically the image is coloured up using a very light ink and in this case I used Memento Desert Sand ink.  ( the light  stamped lines blend in with your colouring.)  Its a different look than using the traditional black ink. What do you think, do you like the look of this image?
 It's the first time I tried this technique and I will be sure to use it again :) 
Non traditional colours were used for this design and I think this image could also be used for both Winter and Christmas. 
Thanks for peeking.  Your can find Lil Snowbird here and Think Snow Sentiment from High Hopes here
Copic numbers  E50,E21,E33,E35,E31,R81,R83,R85,G0,G2MW1,W3,W5,W7,B41,B00,C0,C3,C5

Boo Pals!

Hello stampers!  I hope you all enjoyed the One Crazy Stamper/High Hopes blog hop yesterday - and if you happened to miss it, just scroll down (after you've checked out my card, of course!!) and you'll be able to link up to all the wonderful creations on the hop.  Today I'm featuring one of the newly released High Hopes images, Boo Pals SS007:
 Isn't that little ghost the cutest?  I coloured my image with Copic markers, and fussy cut around the top of the image.  I've used some fun Doodlebug papers and my favourite embellie - Gumdrops from Your Next Embellie.  Here's a ghost close-up:
 Found in the One Crazy Stamper store: Xpress It Blending Cardstock
High Hopes Stamps - Boo Pals SS007 

Monday, August 31, 2015

September Challenge -- Christmas/Halloween/Fall and Blog Hop

September 1st is here; the children will be back in school next week and we have a new challenge here at OCS as well as some exciting news.  The challenge theme is Christmas/Halloween/Fall.  Remember you  can have up to 5 entries, but no digital stamps.  The challenge prize will be two High Hopes Rubber Stamps of the winner's choice.

Now for the exciting news.  The newest release of High Hopes Rubber Stamps is hot off the press and ready to go.

To help celebrate this newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting a Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and and winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a commet on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.

We are going to start off with Kristine from High Hopes, then Shari M. from OCS.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aging is Mandatory!

Hi Everyone!
WOW...the last Saturday of August post over at One Crazy Stamper! Where did August go?? Today I am sharing with you a cute interactive swing card using the Art Impressions stamp set called "Maturing set". I love this set and it would also make a perfect card to give as a group to someone!
This stamp set is perfect for anyone who loves to colour! There is a lot of detail to it and I find it super relaxing when I can just sit and colour!

I am using paper from the Simple Stories "So Rad" collection. I also cut out some balloons and popped up two of them. I attached them to the sentiment that comes in the set with some twine.

The Maturing set  comes with the front and back images and there is a matching die set that makes it super easy to match up your images perfectly!

I used a black gel pen on their eyes and buttons and Crystal Stickles on the balloons.

Copics Used:
E00, E08, E11, E15, E43, E44
R20, RV17
Y21, Y23, Y26
B32, B34, B37, B39, BG10, BG11, BG32
YR12, YR15, YR18
G43, G82, G85
C0, C1, C3
W1, W3, W5, W7

Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Congrats on your new Addition!!

Hello and Happy Friday!! Today I have a baby card to share with you that I made for my cousin who is expecting and loves Monkeys - I thought this High Hopes Image would be perfect!!....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Monkey Message Board (you can add any sentiment in the board that you wish as it is blank!)
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black, Dandelion & Summer Sky
* Mini Blending Tool
* Paper: Echo Park 6x6 Paper Pad - Splendid Sunshine
* Your Next Stamp Gumdrops:  Bubble Gum & Cotton Candy Blue
* 3D Pop Dots
* Glossy Accents
(to purchase above listed supplies please visit

Here is a close up of this amazing image (that you can use for any occasion) to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Tree Branch:  E29, E27, E25, E23
* Leaves:  YG67, YG17, YG03
* Monkey:  E44, E43, E42, E41, E13, E11, E00, E000
* Sign:  Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11
* Glossy Accents used on:  Eyes, Nose and Leaves

I hope that you enjoyed today's card =)

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Just to Let You Know.....

I probably shouldn't tell you this but I almost forgot to post a card for today.  Blame it on school!!  I spent the entire day at student orientation in downtown Calgary, learning all the ins and outs for the course I am starting next week, and by the time I got home, all I wanted to do was relax, so................ it is now 11pm my time and I just remembered to do this post.  

This sweet image is another fabulous image from Stamping Bella featuring Petunia the pig and new chick friends - Nice to See You Petunia available here.  And before you ask, yes the u is missing from the sentiment because you are missing "U".  The image was colored with Copics, then fussy cut and put on a background that I created with some Copic Various Ink refills and Colorless Blender solution.  The glasses that the animals are all wearing received a coat of Judikins Diamond Glaze to replicate the look of real glass.
Card Recipe
Petunia - E01, E11, E21, D97
Chicks - Y11, Y15, Y17
Beak/Feet - YR16
Glasses - B0000

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Coffee Lovers treat! -- Your Next Stamp

I'm a total  coffee fan and could have fun using  YNS Sprinkles Coffee and Tea StampYNS Sprinkles Coffee and Tea Die,  set all day long! Decided to package up some coffee pods for a friend that's a fellow java lover!
Created a box with the help of a spellbinder scallop die and used bakers twine to secure the lid  and tags together.  The window was made with a clear acetate sheet so it's easy to view the coffee flavors! The box has been stamped with various sentiments from this set to create the look of pattern paper.
Super quick and easy treat ....I just might have to make a lemon  zucchini loaf to add to this package of goodies!

Thanks so much for checking out my creation. Wishing you an awesome day!

Copic #'s B00,B0,B1,E33,E31,E35,R20,0

Merry Christmas

Hello Fellow Crafters;

Hump day is here again, and another week will soon be over.  This also means that school is approaching in approximately two weeks, which also means that we are approaching the end of the month.

For my last post of this month, I have used a Stampendous stamp called "Classic Santa".  I used Polar White Flower Soft for the trim on Santa's hat, and sleeve cuffs as well as on the bear's hat. The clear Zig of Wink of Stella was used to go over Santa's bag as well as the black image around the Santa image.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Class Santa (Stampendous)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  X-Press It Blending Cardstock, DP - Rejoice (BoBunny) from my stash
  • Spellbinders: A2 Matting Basics A
  • Copic Markers:  
    • Tree & Mistletoe: YG13 - Chartreuse, YG17 - Grass Green
    • Doll: Dress -- R81 - Rose Pink, R83 - Rose Mint, Face -- E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, R20 - Blush; Hair -- E50 - Egg Shell; E31 - Brick Beige, E21 - Baby Skin Pink
    • Bear:  E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, B21 - Baby Blue
    • Boat:  B0000 -Pale Celesine, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue; E40 - Brick White;
    • Horse:  E31 - Brick Beige, E35 - Chamois, E81 - Ivory
    • Ball:  Y23 - Yellowish Beige, Y21 - Buttercup Yellow
    • Present:  YR04 - Chrome Orange, YR07 - Cadmium Orange;Y11 - Pale Yellow, Y15 - Cadmium Yellow
    • Santa:  Skin: E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, R20 - Blush; Hair & Beard: C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1; Belt:  C7 - Cool Gray No. 7, C9 - Cool Gray No. 9; Coat:  R46 - Strong Red, R29 - Lipstick Red
    • Bag:  E55 - Light Camel, E53 - Raw Silk, E51 - Milky White, E50 - Egg Shell
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  03 - Red, 11 - Gold, 02 -Pink, 12 - Silver
  • Flower Soft: Polar White 
  • Zig Wink of Stella -- Clear
 Stay tuned for September 1st as OCS will have some exciting news and a brand new challenge.  In the mean time check out Lora's OCS's brick & mortar and online stores for some amazing products and prices.

Until then, happy crafting.



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pick a Petal

Hello OCS fans! I have been building wonderful bouquets with my build a bouquet stamp set and today I have one more arrangement to share with you. This time I used Tombow markers, coloured a bunch of flowers, fussy cut and then layered them. My design paper is Summer Fresh by Simple Stories, an oldie but a goodie and one of my favourites in my stash.

Enjoy and have a crafty day!

My Supplies

Build a Bouquet(Stampendous), Wink of Stella-Clear, Cloud Die(Memory Box), Summer Fresh 6x6 Paper Pad(Simple Stories)

Tombow Markers

055, 985, 993, 491, 528, 195, 177

Monday, August 24, 2015

Bob Loves His Tractor

Thanks friends for stopping, wow where has the month of August gone, poof sure flies by fast.  I sure had fun creating my card, I am giving it to my hubby, as it is a funny story about his tractor, and no his name isn't Bob.  My card is for the Creative Inspiration here at One Crazy Stamper, please check out what the team has created wonderful projects this month for your inspiration, and Lora has a wonderful array of stock for you as well.  So remember to go there as well.  Thanks again and till next time happy crafting.


High Hopes Rubber Stamps, what a wonderful company and this is the friend I colored up for my card.  His name is Bob Loves His Tractor.  So fun, I decided to paper piece the tractor and I used glossy accents on Bob's glasses and the lights on the tractor.  I used that fun white liquid applique that stuff is awesome.  I added some wheat, clouds, pearls, sentiment, I also used an embossing folder too.  

 Supplies: HH Stamp-Bob Loves Tractor, Glossy Accents, Foam Adhesive, Whimsy Cloud Dies, Liquid Applique, Spellbinders die, Black Pearls, MS Border punch, Copic Markers.