Monday, February 28, 2011

Challenge Winner and a Guest Design Post

First I wanted to show you a project by our February guest Designer Carisa. She made this beautiful corner book mark using Sweet November Arabella and colored it with her Copic Markers. A Big Thank you to Carisa & Stephanie for joining us this month and contributing some gorgeous eye candy!
And now for the winner of our February PINK Challenge. We used to draw a winner for the $25 gift certificate to the OCS store.
 Joyce @ Creative Inspirations Studio please email Lora at to claim your prize.
Thanks to everyone that played along! We have a new challenge for March starting tomorrow!

Sunday, February 27, 2011


As this is the last post for February's theme "Make It Pink or I'll Raise a Stink", you have until midnight to enter your card for the challenge and a chance to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate at One Crazy Stamper

I used Baking with Nana designed by Elisabeth Bell at Belles 'n Whistles.

Supplies used:
  • Copic Markers: Nana -- RV10, RV11 (Dress), RV13, RV14 (Apron), E31 (Hair); Girl -- RV13 (Top), RV21, RV23 (Pants), RV10 (Apron), E35 and E37 (Hair); Stool -- E31, E33; Bowl -- E31, E41, E93
  • Miscellaneous: Rhinestones and ribbon
All supplies are available at One Crazy Stamper.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

One more day to enter our PINK challenge!

Just a reminder you have 1 more day to get your pink cards entered into our February Pink Challenge. One lucky participant will receive a $25 gift card to the OCS store. Click link at the top of page to enter.

Kraftin Kimmie Apple Love

Hi everyone!  Well I am ready for spring...or at least some warm weather.  Where I live we do have winter in the form of rain and 40-50 degree weather.  Tonight it is actually supposed to SNOW!!!  If it does I have the video camera charged so I can take the puppy out in it since he has never seen snow.  Snow here is a HUGE deal because the last time it snowed it was 1989.   So thinking about spring made me jump to soft colors and some happy, fun stamps and when I think happy and fun I usually run to my Kraftin Kimmies!

I wanted a circle-ish shape but have not broken and bought circle nestabilities (yet!) so I used my oval nestabilities to create my shape.  The sentiment is actually from the Kraftin Kimmie stamp Josephine.  I love how the sentiments are so versatile that you can really mix and match!

supplies:  Stamps-Abigail Apple and Josephine Copics-Sketch Accessories-Oval Nestabilities small and large, paper and pattern paper are from my overflowing stash.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Flourishes Friday at One Crazy Stamper

I just love this stamp set from Flourishes: Mix 'N Mugs. I did a bit of coloring with copics {see picture below). I love coloring on Xpress It Cardstock. I cut out my focal image with an Oval Nestie and layered it on another scalloped oval and other oval. I added a dobuble border punch to the bottom of a card and added a crocheted flower from my stash. DP is Kaisercraft English Roses.
All supplies available at One Crazy Stamper. Don't forget our Use pink or I'll Raise a Stink Challenge. You still have time to enter. Check out our blog for the details.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Feminine Floral


  I just can’t get enough of this set! My mom came over this weekend and got me into using doilies. I definitely love it and can’t wait to play some more with them! Oh the possibilities!

Don’t forget March’s Challenge is coming soon!


Stamp: Flourishes From the Garden

Paper: K & Company Julianne

Ink: Momento Black Ink; TH Distress Inks Linen and Tea Dye; Copics – Y21,YG93,E18,E17,R59,B0000,Blender 0

Embellishments: Wilton Doilies


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Let’s skip winter and move on to Summer

OK, I’m ready for summer………..let’s get this snow melted and the temperature heated up!!  While I was away, I think that sneaky little groundhog did a number on me and saw his shadow.  Brrrrr.  Two weeks ago, I had a sunburn……  should have stayed put and refused to come home!!

I’m sure there are places with worst temperatures that our balmy –4 celsius.  (But my mind is still on the Cruise Ship, sitting in the warmth of the sun, sipping iced Chai Tea Latte’s.)  OK, enough complainin’!!

Today, I’ve chosen to showcase a beautiful Sarah Kay image available at One Crazy Stamper.  Lora has so many beautiful images, it is hard to decide on just one to work on.  This week’s card is a very simple one – as I’ve been suffering with an ugly cough / cold and haven’t felt very creative amongst the kleenex piles. 

P1120094 copy

A friend (thank you Wendy!!) came to my rescue by sending me this “paper”……….and the colour was absolutely perfect for a quick card not to distract from the gorgeous image (coloured with my favorite, copics) of “Roses Garden” from Stampavie.  Head right over there to look at all the stamps Lora has on sale.  ------ Wait!!, before you go, please view my card………. It has been a couple of weeks since I’ve done this, so…………. *   ta   da  * .  YEA! it worked.

P1120095 copy

And here is a close up of Rose………………………………………….and of the card opened.  P1120098 copy

I’ve left the inside blank, so I can add one that will be appropriate when I need a card.


Ok, I’m finished.

You can head on over to One Crazy Stamper and shop til you drop, and then some, with Lora’s awesome prices.  See you next week.

~ Rubber hugs, inky wishes ~     siggyhaycock

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Edited to add: So sorry that my card is one day late....I'm away from home and have spotty internet. Please be sure to scroll down and see today's scheduled post! Hugs! ~michelle

Today's post is for One Crazy Stamper, and I just love this adorable image of a Mouse in a Teacup! I colored my image with Copic markers. (R59, R35, R32, R20, YG67, YG17, BG72, BG10, Y19, Y21, W7, W5, W3, W1)

My sentiment is from the Stamping Scrapping Spellbinders Compatible Stamp set called Fancy Accents. I thought the play on words was cute with this image.

Designer paper is My Mind's Eye's Tickled Pink 6x6 collection. I cut one sheet to resemble ribbon and then added pearls to dress it up.

Be sure that you check out some awsome sales Lora is offering! Bildamara stamps being clearanced as well as Magnolia.

Newly in stock items include Whimsy Stamps new release, Penny Black, CC Designs, & Lala crafts. Have fun shopping!

Bernadette Watering Flowers

Dana here and it's my turn at hopefully inspiring you to enter our Pink challenge that is still going on for the remainder of the month. You have a chance to win a $25 GC to One Crazy Stamper!! How fantastic is that when Lora carries such fantastic lines like Stampavie, Flourishes, CC Designs, Kraftin' Kimmie, Belles and Whistles and the list goes on and on!! Here's one of my all time fav's by Sarah Kay for Stampavie:

That's Bernadette with Flowers. Isn't she just precious? She was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics.
 Here's a few close up:

Here's a list of the Copics used:
Skin: E02, E00, E000, R20
Hair: E39, E35, E31
Shirt, Bow and Patches: R20, R22, R24
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Watering Can: BV25, BV23, BV20
Rocks: E70, E71, E74
Greens and Flowers: YG63, YG11, Y04, B21
Sky: Custom blend. You can watch my video to see how I do my backgrounds and clouds here.

The paper is from Basic Grey and the punched panel is accented with black pearls.
Can't wait to see what you've made!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Hope you are enjoying this month's theme "Make it Pink or I'll Raise a Stink"at One Crazy Stamper. I really like the Belles 'n Whistles stamps by Elisabeth Bell. This particular stamp is called Sisters.

a>Supplies used:

  • Copic Markers: Skin - E0000, E000; Clothes - RV10, RV14, RV13, RV11, BV000, BV00; Hair - E35, E37; Grass and flowers - Y11, G28, YG11
  • Miscellaneous: Ribbon - used the Bow Easy to make the bows ( a great investment for those of us who have great difficulty tying bows of any size) and rhinestones.
All of these supplies can be found at Lora's store One Crazy Stamper. Make sure you enter the challenge by the end of the month for a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kraftin Kimmie Josephine

Have I said how much I love Kraftin Kimmie stamps?!?  They are SOOOO much fun to color.  I loved coloring this one and wanted to make a simple hearts kinda card. 

I love leaving the inside of my cards blank so I can add just the right sentiment when I need it.  This card might be a thinking of you or a birthday card since I seem to be hitting birthday season in my family!

Supplies: Stamps-Kraftin Kimmie (Josephine) Copics-Sketch, Design paper, button and twine from my endless paper craftin stash!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Paper Piecing Tutorial Willow Shopping

Today I am going to give you step by step directions on how to paper piece.


Cardstock: XpressIt

Copics: (see picture below)Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Tickled Pink
Check out all the new CHA items as well.

First I stamped Willow Shopping with black Memento ink.

I then chose my designer paper: Tickled Pink by My Mind's Eye.

I stamped the image again using Memento black ink on two different patterned papers.

Next I cut out just part of the image: in this case it was the shopping bags.

I glued the cut out shopping bags onto my original stamped image.

Repeat the above steps.

Then I decided I needed a third patterned paper. So I stamped the image once more.

Here you can see all three different patterns on the shopping bags.

I cut out the tissue paper sticking out of the shopping bags and applied glue.

I colored the rest of the image with copics.

After I am done coloring my image, I want to incorporate the remaining dp on my card.

I cut out the dp with an oval nestie to layer my focal image.

I add another piece of the dp for my background.

Here are the copics that I used to color my card.

I cut out a flower with more of the dp to add an embellishment.

Here is the final product.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

All Thing Grow with Love


I have fell in love with this Flourishes stamp set! It is so versatile! I have been busy stamping away and purging some of my supplies that I don’t use any more. I can’t believe how much stuff that I have that I don’t use!


I am hoping that your are all enjoying the challenges we have been hosting over at the One Crazy Stamper Blog! I know I have been having a blast! Can’t wait to do some more!

Also Remember to check out OCS for the new CHA release items coming soon!


Stamps: Flourishes: From the Garden

Paper: Colorbok: Earth tones Paper pack; PaperTrey Ink Enchanted Evening; Stampin’ Up! Close to Cocoa, Bashful Blue

Ink: Momento:Black Ink; Copics: BG0000,T1,T4,T5,E08,E17,E00,E55,YG93; Copic black Ink pen 05;white signo pen

Embellishments: Basic Grey Button;Misc Brown Satin ribbon


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tilda with Basket Picking Flowers

Are my thoughts wandering towards daffodils, tulips, forget me nots and warmer weather??  YES! YES! YES! 

In keeping with the PINK challenge for February at One Crazy Stamper,  my mind quickly thought of pink flowers and what is more appropriate than Tilda with a Basket picking flowers.  When I chose this stamp, Lora at One Crazy Stamper had it in stock, but if you really want it, email Lora and she will try to get it for you.

Is February too late to give someone a calendar card??  Is it bad P1110782 copyluck??  I hope not.  This is a mini booklet of the months for 2011, I made the calendar with Microsoft Excel cut it out, stacked the months and then glued the top together to make a booklet.

Materials used:  Copics:  Skin:  R00; E01; R20  Hair:  Y28; YR21; Y 21   Tunic and Dress:  BG10; B21; B24  Flowers:  RV02; RV04; Dafs: YR21; Y00; Y18  Leaves:  G20; G82; G94    Boots:  C00; C04;

Spellbinders:  Negative frame from Labels Eleven

Ribbon, DP and CS from stash.  

Can’t wait to see what you create when you  upload your creation to the ONE CRAZY STAMPER challenge for the chance to win $$$.  ~ Rubber hugs, Inky wishes ~