Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Furry Hugs!

Happy Hump Day!
Hello all you OCS fans! Just popping in with a quick card using the new High Hopes Stamp called "Puppy Love" and the sentiment "Love Blooms". Nothing better than a hug to make your day complete from your furry friends!
I chose papers from the Simple Stories Carp Diem 6x6 collection. I cut out a bunch of different sizes of MFT Fishflags and layered them on my card. I added a bit of matching twine, some Stickles on her bow and a sprinkling of tiny heart sequins to finish off my design.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Dog: C00, C0, C1, C3
Pinks: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Shoes: E43, E44, E47, E49
Ground: W1
Outline: BG000

Please don't forget to link up your latest creation over on the OCS Blog in our May Challenge called "Anything Goes"! You never know you could be our monthly winner!! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

My Wish For You

Hello OCS Fans;

I hope you enjoyed the first long weekend of the summer and was able to spend some time with you family and friends.

This time around I used some Heartfelt Creations stamps from the Sunrise Lily Set.  Next Saturday, Karen Gerber from Heartfelt Creations will be at OCS giving two classes.  I am looking forward to seeing what else can be done with this collection.

The background paper was done using the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine and some Orange Reactive Foil

Card Front

  Inside of Card

Supplies used:
There is still time to enter this month's challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  For any supplies that you need to do your project or just plain want, check out Lora's OCS store.

Until next time, enjoy some time for yourself

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sweet Melody

Hello friends, thanks for stopping and today my card is for our challenge and you have time yet to play along.  The stamp I am using today is from the Spring Release High Hopes Rubber stamps called Sweet Melody.  Isn't she super cute, and the paper I used was some Bo Bunny I had in my stash.  Added some swirl bling and stitched die.  The image is popped up using craft foam.  Stop by Lora's store for this and many other High Hope Rubber Stamps, and supplies.  Till next time happy crafting.   

Supplies: HH Stamps-Sweet Melody, Bling Rhinestones Swirl, 
Stitched Die, Bo Bunny Pattern Paper, Craft Foam, Copic Markers

Friday, May 20, 2016

Basketball Love -- High Hopes Stamps

Happy Friday!!I'm back again and excited to get this weekend started :)
Just wanted to share my card using High Hopes Slam Dunk Stamp found here!
 I decided to make a two panel card design and tried to tie the two parts together with sewing stitches!
The heart is a leather die cut from my hubby's old work boot  and this little cutie was coloured with Copics!
The design is more  simple and masculine (so ... no frills here!) The pattern paper is actually a basketball print which really came in handy for this card!

Here's the Copics I used!

Wishing you an awesome long weekend!
Hope you have time to get crafty!
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 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Sunshine

Happy Thursday OCS Fans! I hope you're all having a great week!

I don't know about you, but every once and awhile a stamp reminds you of a friend, situation or a fun time in your life. 

That happened for me this week when I used the "Besties" stamp. One of my dear childhood friends has an orange striped cat she has had for 16 years. Her name is Sunshine and she rules the roost over the dog! 

Close Up

I have to be honest, I didn't want to try colouring the stripes on the cat, but I dis succeed with leaving her white belly and paw tips. The card in my head was working out fine until my favourite outlining marker ran out of ink a 1/4 of the way through outlining the stamp - grrrr!!! I ended up fussy cutting the stamp when I hadn't intended too!

After colouring and fussy cutting my image, I cut out a doily from YNS for the sun. All the edges of the patterned paper from Basic Grey and Forever In Time are inked with pumpkin pie ink from Stampin' Up. American Crafts Twine, a flower from Prima and some sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Besties (TT028), My Sunshine (HH017) High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Dies: Fishtail Banner - Your Next Stamp, Doily Trio Two Die Set - YNS
Magical Pastel Sparkly gumdrops - YNS, Flower - Prima

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 HB1 LV1 HB2 CT1 CT2 CT4 BG3 OR1 EB6 EB3 EB5 1G1 1G4 1G5 

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 18, 2016

Happy 50th Birthday!

It's Wednesday!
Today I'm sharing a card I made using the "Sweetheart Owls"! We were invited to a joint 50th Birthday party for a couple on the weekend and I thought this was the perfect set to use for their card!
I love this line of Owls from the High Hopes Spring 2016 New Release. They have matching accessories that you can add to the images. The "Birthday Hat", "Small Bow" and "Celebration Balloons" made this card perfect for the couple's 50th celebration! I also used the sentiment called "Another Year Wiser" and the matching SVG file on the front. I love the added "50" I stamped on each balloon, it makes it so much more personal!
I used the "Fancy Script Happy Birthday" and re-stamped the "Celebration Balloons" in Cantaloupe Memento ink.
Copics Used:
Owls: E51, E51, E53, E55, R02, YR04
Feet: Y35, Y38
Reds: R24, r27, R29
Yellows: Y32, Y35, Y38
Blue: BG70, BG72, BG75

You still have time to enter into our May Challenge called "Anything Goes" over on the blog! 
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

You make my heart sing........

Hi OCS fans;

It is now mid May and a long weekend is just around the corner.  Yeah! an extra day to play.  For my post today here at OCS, I have used this adorable stamp called "Lil Swinger" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps new Spring 2016 Collection.  I used the matching SVG files to mat the image and the sentiment.

Supplies used:
There is still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge "Anything Goes".  Check out Lora's store, OCS for any supplies that you might need or want.

Until next time happy crafting,



Monday, May 16, 2016

Soccer Star

Isn't she fun, thanks for stopping, my card today is for our One Crazy Stamper challenge this month.  Play along, Lora has great supplies in her store as well.  

I used a few dies, craft foam, markers, pennant die always the fun image.  

Dies, Pattern Paper, Craft Foam.