Thursday, January 31, 2019

Winter Holiday Selfie

Our winking snowman friend has gone on a winter holiday. Of course he went somewhere cold so he doesn't melt! 
He stopped to take some selfies along the way and is sharing his favourite one with you........along with a few that didn't work out so great. 

I used the Winking Snowman and the Mini Snowman set to create my card and with some masking magic (okay a post it note) I used two different sentiments to create one new one. 





After colouring my stamps and hand fussy cutting them I ran a black maker around the edge to get any white I may have missed. 
Next, I cut my cardstock, patterned paper to size. Since I had my Big Kick warmed up I cut my polaroid frame and filmstrip at the same time. I built my scene using a stitched border die and pine trees. 
Then came the fun! I coloured two of the matching mini winking snowmen and cut them in half to make my "selfies gone wrong" in the filmstrip. Some icicles, twine and a few snowflakes finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winking SnowmanMini Snowman Set - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hello WinterHappy Holidays - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Mint Cocoa Kisses - YNS, Watercolor Washes - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, gold Wink of Stella, Instalove Polaroid die - YNS, Filmstrip die - YNS, Fresh Pines die - Memory Box, stitched border die - Whimsy Stamps, twine, fishtail banner die - YNS, icicle border -Impression Obsession


Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB3 EB3 GT1 GT2 GT3 CR7 DR11 DR6 FS8
Copics: C00

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Winter Owl!

Hello OCS Fans!
We finally have some winter weather and snow here in Ontario Canada. I'm feeling like this little "Winter Owl" from High Hopes Stamps is perfect for the Winter vibe here! 
I've had this paper from LDRS Called "Arctic Winter" that I've been dying to use and it was perfect for this adorable "Winter Owl" image. Winter Owl actually has some Christmas ornaments in the stamp. I masked them off before stamping my image for more of a winter theme rather than Christmas. I added Crystal Stickles to the pink areas on her hat and scarf and Liquid Appliqué to the snow on the branches. A bit pink bow finishes everything off.
I popped the inner octagon and image up with foam tape for a dimensional look.
More papers for a decorated inside and the High Hopes "Winter Wonderland" sentiment.
Copics Used:
W00, W0, W1, W2, W3
BV23, BV25, R81, R83
E74, E77, YG63, YG67

Happy Stamping!


Supplies:

Monday, January 28, 2019

Monkey Love

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away ... already! Where has January gone?! 
My post today features the oh so cute "Heartstrings Monkey" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
How fun is this cutie with his heart love banner!?! 




After colouring up this cutie with alcohol markers I cut him out with a circle die. I used a dark brown Prismacolor pencil to add some shading and my Fiskars circle cutter to cut a card stock circle to go behind him. I chose patterned paper from Reverse Confetti and laid out my card base. 
This card is done for the Bazzill Basics Paper sketch challenge so the design is based on the challenge sketch. 

I added a fun heartstring banner, gingham ribbon and gumdrops to finish off my card. There is also clear Spectrum sparkle pen added to the monkey's hearts and all of the paper is edged with antique linen distress ink.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Heartstrings Monkey - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: True Love - Reverse Confetti

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Heartstring banner die - YNS, gingham ribbon - Stampin' Up, Antique Linen Distress ink, gumdrops - YNS, Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB2 MB3 TN1 EB1 
Copics: C00 RV11 RV32 RV34
Dark Brown Prismacolor pencil 

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Sweet Heart Owls...

Welcome OCS Fans;

It is time to start building up a stash of general everyday and every occasion type of cards.  As my daughter's wedding anniversary is coming up, I thought I would start with an anniversary card.

For today's card, I used the adorable Sweet Heart Owls from High Hopes Stamps. After stamping the image, I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Pencils. The heart in the upper corner is a wooden shape, that I coloured with Nuvo Persian Red Embellishment Mousse.  I then added some rhinestones to finish it off.



Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Sweet Heart Owls, Happy Anniversary (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Staz-on Jet Black
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White, DP -- Romance (Whimsy Stamps) -- I don't think it is in stock any more
  • Spectrum Noir Pencils:  
    • Essentials Set:  015, 020, 003, 004, 005, 009, 089, 091, 095 
    • Nature Set:  090, 094,103
    • Primaries Set: 024, 066
  • Dies:  Floating Hearts Die, Peek a Boo Heart Door Die (YNS), Oval Stitched Die
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse:  Persian Red
  • YNS Gumdrops:  Cupid 
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
 
Hugs, 





Thursday, January 24, 2019

Are We There Yet?

We are not really having what is considered a "normal" winter where I live. We usually have a ton of snow by now but we really don't have much to speak of. 
It makes it kind of challenging for the little ones who like tobagganing! 

The stamp I have used on my card today reminds me of my younger days when the neighbours came over and we tobogganed all day. We had the best hill right beside our house so we didn't have to go far. 
These three friends bring back some fun memories and we may or may not have had a couple times where one of us was the beaver on this fun stamp! <smile>




I coloured this fun stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I set it aside and created my background using a birch tree background die and some birch tree patterned paper. The die is sized to fit an A2 size card so the trees on the main card base are actually cut apart from the finished die cut. I used a wavy edge die to create my snow hill and inked all of the paper and tree edges with antique linen distress ink. I added some fun glitter paper snow flakes (hard to see in the photo) cut out with a punch and added some matching sparkly ribbon to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Toboggan Joy Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Are We There Yet? - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Really Rainbow Christmas - Lawn Fawn, 
Winter Wonderland - Simple Stories

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, My Creative Time Die (snow hill), Birch Tree Background die - Gina Marie Designs, Galena ribbon, snowflake punch - Marvy, glitter paper - Recollections, Antique Linen Distress ink, 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1 MB3 MB4 PP1 PP3 IG3 IG5 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 TN3 TN4 TN7 MB1 CG1 DG2 DG4 IB2 IB3 BT7 
Copic: C00

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hogs & Kisses

Poor Pickles!!!He bought his sweetheart some balloons for Valentine's Day and they seem to have put a little too much helium in them! 
For now all he can do is send Hogs and Kisses to his sweetheart and hope he back in time for the big day! 





 I coloured Pickles with alcohol markers, cut him out with a stitched rectangle die and set him aside. Next I grabbed some white card stock, a dauber, blue ink and a cloud die cut and created my sky background. This is an A2 size card so I cut some background pieces out of my cloud paper. The second cut in the background is for some added interest. The sentiment is stamped directly onto to the background and some matching enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Lg. Pickles Balloon Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hogs and Kisses - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, baby blue Memories ink, cloud Quickutz die, stormy blue Distress ink (sentiment), stitched rectangle dies - YNS, enamel dots - Carta Bella

Spectrum Noir Markers: TB8 BT9 TB9 IG1 IG3 IG5 FS6 FS8 CR1 AP4 CT1 CT3 GY1
Copics: RV11 RV34

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Snowballs for Sale...

Welcome OCS fans;

Hopefully, there will be some snowfall this weekend for some good old fun with snowballs.  Where I live, there has been a lack of this main ingredient to be able to make snowballs never mind throwing them.

For today's card, I have used this adorable Penguin selling snowballs stamp called Frozen Fun from High Hopes Stamps.

After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I used Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accent to add some snow at the bottom and Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse and Pure Sheen Ice White Glitter to the snowflakes.



Supplies:
  • Stamps: Frozen Fun, Have an Ice Day (High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - my stash
  • Copic Markers:  YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR04 - Chrome Orange, T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T8 Toner Gray No. 8, T7 Toner Gray No. 7, E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, BG01 - Aqua Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B0000 - Pale Celestine, W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, R20 - Blush
  • Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse
  • Nuvo PureSheen Glitter Ice White
  • Nuvo Glitter Accent - Fresh Snowfall
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
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Hugs, 


Thursday, January 17, 2019

Overwhelming Love

Valentine's Day is just around the corner! The "month of love" as it is sometimes called will be here before we know it. 
This stamp reminded me of all of the cards I used to get when I was a kid. I used to love going to school with my bag of cards to hand out to all my friends. And then of course it was waiting to see if I would get one from that one special boy...... 

I think this possum is looking for that "special card" or letter too!



I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, hand fussy cut it and added it to a sponged cloud background. I think paper from the Blowing Kisses paper pad from Echo Park was perfect for this stamp. Antique Linen ink was the perfect colour to ink all of the edges. I used a die to add a letter edge to fit the theme and a little heart banner. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Overwhelming Love - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: I Love You More - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Blowing Kisses - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Antique Linen Distress ink, Baby Blue Memories ink, cloud die - Quickutz, classic circle die - Spellbinders, twine, notebook edge - My Creative Time Dies, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs


Spectrum Noir Markers:  IG1 IG3 IG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CR7 CR11 DR6 PP3 PP5 DR5 FS8 FS2 FS3 TN2 CR3 
Copics: E31 E34 E37 

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes!

Hello OCS Fans!
Today I'm sharing this cute trio of cards to hopefully brighten your winter day! I used the High Hopes image called "Bluebirdy".
I coloured this cutie with my Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out using my Brother Cut N Scan.  I'm using papers from the Pebbles "Winter Wonderland" 6x6 collection. 
I popped "Bluebirdy" up on top of the Lacey circle with some foam tape for added dimension.
Each bird has some Stickles added to her fur trim and pom pom for added fun! A few Doodlebug sequins finish everything off. The "Dot Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment is also from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
BG05, BG07, BG09, BG10, BG11
RV66, RV69, R01, Y38
G43, G46, YR04, YR07, YR09


Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, January 14, 2019

Wild Thing

I am getting out of Christmas card making mode and jumping in to Valentine's Day cards. I don't make many of this type of card to be honest but sometimes you have a stamp that comes into your life that needs to be a Valentine's Day card! 

"Snuggle Lions" was just that stamp for me.....although now I think it would also be perfect for an Anniversary card............



This card went sideways from my original plan. After colouring it with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it and went around the edge with a black marker to cover any white I may have missed. Here is where things went awry...the paper and design I had chosen were just not working together with the stamp! Even after walking away for a day it wouldn't come together! 

So, I chose some paper from MFT and a different design and put my card together. I had to use my fussy cut stamp although I don't think it looks fussy cut on this white background. Next I took a small heart die and after roughly placing where I wanted the lions to be, I cut three hearts. 

The sentiment is one large sentiment but with some masking and help from my Misti I was able to split it up and stamp directly on to my paper. Some glossy enamel dots finish off my card. 


Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snuggle Lions - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Wild Thing - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hearts and Stripes - My Favorite Things

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, gloss enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs 

Spectrum Noir Markers: GB1 GB4 GB7 GB10 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 AG1 AG3 AG4 CR7 CR11 DR6

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Slapshot Stanley!!!

Welcome Everyone;

Now that Christmas is over, we can get back to our normal routines. For me that is work, crafting and more crafting.  House work is right at the bottom of the list.  Now for my grandchildren it is school and hockey and nothing but hockey.  Yep all three of them and all different schedules.

For today's card, I used Slapshot Stanley from High Hopes Stamps (definitely need some female hockey stamps).  After stamping the image I coloured it with copic markers.  The snowflakes were two wooden shapes.  I added the Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse first, then added some Nuvo Snow Glow glitter.




Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Slapshot Stanley, happy Birthday (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Cardstock, DP - Celebrate Winter (Echo Park)
  • Copic Markers:  E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, E30 - Bisque, G0000 - Crystal Opal,G000- Pale Green, G00- Jade Green, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue, E27 - Africano, E25 - Caribe Cocoa, BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0, N1 - Neutral Gray No. 1, R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red
  • Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse
  • Nuvo Snow Glow Glitter
  • Your Next Stamp Gumdrops
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
 
Hugs, 
 
 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Skiing Snowman

I personally am not a skiier, haven't really even given it a whole lot of "try" but when I did it honestly wasn't my favourite winter sport. 
The only skis I really like are the two on the front of a snowmobile. <wink> 

I do have friends that enjoy skiing though so I had them in mind when I was putting together my card for this week with "Skiing Snowman". I put him on an action wobble because this is probably what I would look like if I tried skiing again! 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge and set him aside. I built my background using tree and hill dies and paper from an old Bo Bunny collection. 
I used only a portion of a sentiment so after masking off what I didn't want, stamped it and cut it to fit. Next I added my snowman to an action wobble and added it to the card. Some twine, a silver snowflake charm and glitter Nuvo drops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Skiing Snowman @ High Hopes Rubber Stamps or HERE at OCS
Sentiment: Roundin Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Whiteout Collection - Bo Bunny 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, pine tree die - Memory Box, twine, charm, action wobble, Midnight Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TB8 BT9 TB9 IG1 IG3 IG5 BT3 BT4 BT5 CR7 DR6 CT1 CT2 GY4 PP1 FS8

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wishing for warm weather!

Hi everyone & happy Wednesday!!

"The weather where I live is cold and grey so today I am sharing a fun 12 x 12 single page "Sandcastle" layout. I love the memories that this layout brings back of our family trip to Florida. I have the perfect picture of my husband, daughter & I making a sandcastle together in 2011.  Yes that said 2011, not a type O <smile>.  When I locate that picture it will go right here on this page.

Our daughter had to do a project while we were away on vacation as part of her homework for the 2 weeks.  I totally forgot to bring the paper for the scrapbook she would be doing so I had to go buy some.   We didn't use it all so I pulled some out to use on this layout.  This paper makes this layout special because the patterned paper came from Florida and it holds so many fun, beautiful memories.

I have used die cuts that are available in the store along with many other designs. The links for the dies I used are below but be sure to visit the OCS website for many more themes and designs coming soon.



Die Cuts
Sandcastle Title HERE
Sandcastle HERE
Seashells HERE

Thanks for joining me today!

Hugs,
Lora

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ice Fishing Penguin!

Hi OCS Fans!
It's Winter now and many fishermen I know love to go ice fishing. I thought this would be a perfect card for one of them. Meet "Ice Fishing Penguin" from High Hopes Stamps! He's just adorable and perfect for a winter themed card!
The Echo Park "Celebrate Winter" 6x6 collection was perfect for my card! I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to the ice and a bit of Diamond Stickles as well.
I decorated the inside as well and used the HH Sentiment called "Hello Winter" from the New "Woodsy Christmas" Collection.
Copics Used:
B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B93, B95, B97
R24, R27, R29, YR04, YR07
E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
C1, N5, N6, N8, YG93, YG95

Stay warm and.....
Happy Crafting!


Supplies:

Monday, January 7, 2019

Gabriel's A Border

Happy Monday!  I'm getting our week started with Gabriel's A Border  from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  

Was your holiday season as busy as mine?  I'm totally using that as my reason for not getting my son's birthday card done.  His birthday is tomorrow....therefore I needed a "belated" sentiment.

To my son....it's in the mail LOL

I also broke from my go to Copics and went for Prismacolor Pencils...almost forgot how to use them.


Prisma Pencils
Cream PC914, Peach PC939, Peacock PC1027, Light Umber PC941, French Gray 70% PC1074, French Gray 90% PC1076, French Gray 50% PC1072, French Gray 20% PC1069, Light Peach PC927, Slate Gray PC936, Henna PC1031, Dark Umber PC927

You can grab these stamps HERE HERE at OCS or HERE & HERE at High Hopes directly.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!  Hope you can come back tomorrow as Cheri will have a new card to share with you.

Hugs,
Lora

Friday, January 4, 2019

High Hopes Rubber Stamps & OCS Design Team Call


Are you looking to join a fun and crafty Design Team...with a little bit of crazy thrown in....just for good measure of course?

We are currently looking for Designers to join both our OCS Team & High Hopes Team.  We only work with High Hopes Stamps only.

Requirements

Have a current and active blog which you post to regularly 

Sharing your Design Team card to Facebook pages is a must.  We will provide the small list of groups we post to.

Have the ability to commit to posting one day per week, every week (sorry we don't do late lol)

Term - March 1st to July 31st, 2019

Benefits

You will be provided the rubber stamps to use for each blog post, free!

Our group is a ton of fun...we have a Facebook page just for the DT...all sorts of giggles!  

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If you like the sound of this please email samples of your work to sberkley51@gmail.com
Also include your name, blog info & address.  Please tell us a little bit about yourself too...we would like to get to know you a bit.

This is a SHORT call so don't miss the deadline.  All applicants will be notified no later than January 31st.

Spotlight on Shari's cards in 2018

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I'm sharing the sad news that Shari has left the OCS Design Team to focus on family in 2019.  While we are sorry to see her go we wish her well.  I wanted to re-share some of Shari's work with all  of you.  

I have included Shari's original post link in the name of the stamp above each picture.  Since the image maybe sold out on the OCS site you can grab it on the High Hopes site.  Each link to HH is posted below the card.

Grab the stamp HERE

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Find the stamp HERE

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Find the stamps HERE & HERE

Thanks for stopping by the blog today to check out Shari's wonderful cards!

Hugs,
Lora