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 

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

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!

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

Be sure to stop by the One Crazy Stamper Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

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
Do stop by the One Crazy Stamper blog and Facebook Page for some daily inspiration from the Design Team Divas.  You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

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

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

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!


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!


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'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.


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.


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


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!  


If you like the sound of this please email samples of your work to
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 stamps HERE & HERE

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