Monday, December 31, 2012

December Challenge WINNER

Happy New Years Eve!! Thanks for stopping by and thank you to all who entered our December Challenge. I used to choose our winner of the 3 pack of Whimsy Stamps

#35 Wanda from Wanderful Creations
Please email Lora with the subject "DEC. Winner" to claim your prize. lora at onecrazystamper dot com.

Check back tomorrow as we kick off a new challenge and offer a new prize!!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Emilee's Birthday 2012!

Hi Everyone!!

Lora here with you today, I'm filling in for Sue as she is under the weather!!  The timing is perfect though because I wanted a chance to say a VERY SAD goodbye to 4 lovely ladies who have been on the OCS DT for quite a long time.  Cindy, Michelle Lisa & Joni we are going to MISS YOU very much!!  I wanted to say THANK YOU for all you have done for OCS and we all hope you will visit us often!!!  Please visit the blog on January 2nd and 3rd as we profile the 3 new gals that are joining the Team.

We are looking forward to an exciting time in 2013 at OCS!!!

Onto today's post....I am posting the card that I made for my daughter Emilee's 11th Birthday which was on Dec. 27th.  There is a cute little story that goes along with this card and a few more pic's to share with you.  You can find my full post on my personal blog HERE!

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year and many Blessings for 2013!!!


Saturday, December 29, 2012

KK Tinkerbell and MFT

Hi All,

Today is a very sad day for me.  It is my last post as a one crazy stamper designer.  I am excited to see the new team starting in January and wish Lora and the store the very best in the upcoming new year.  This was one of the best design experiences and I really enjoyed working alongside these wonderful, talented ladies!  I hope to join in some of the upcoming challenges and will be a lifelong customer!  Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments along the way on my creations! 

Here is my last creation:
 I used the adorable Kraftin Kimmie Tinkerbell and the My Favorite things dienamics and sentiment on the inside (below)


Friday, December 28, 2012

Picture Perfect

This is my last post for One Crazy Stamper.
 I have enjoyed being on this team. 
Thank you Lora for everything!
 I will keep in touch with OCS.
Today's card features Picture Perfect from MFT. 
I followed the MFT sketch below:
I colored the face with copics: E11, E000, E50 
 boots: C9, C7, C5
 hair: E31, E29, E25.
I paper pieced the dress using American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chilly Winter Time

Just a quick post today to show you all one of the newest beauties from Saturated Canary available through One Crazy Stamper!!! 
This is Cocoa colored with Copic markers on Copic Xpress It cardstock.   The sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps Snowflake Mini Letter Seals, swirls are cut from the Rivera Corner Memory Box die, pearls were made with the Turquoise Viva Decor Pearl pen, and the embossing was completed with a Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Card Embossing Folder.
You still have a few days left to enter a card into this month's challenge theme of either Sue's sketch, or a holiday themed card, to win an awesome prize.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Glory to!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!  I hope that today finds you healthy, happy and surrounded by those you love!! 
For today's post, I have once again combined both challenge themes to make this wonderful card celebrating the special meaning of today's holiday!

This sweet Whimsy stamp image is called "Christmas Choir Boy" and I've colored him and his singing companions with Copics.  The dp is from Authentique's Festive collection, the treble clef is a Memory Box die, and the sentiment is from Whimsy stamps Holiday Notables 1.

There are still a few days left to enter the challenge here to win three wonderful stamps, so click on the link at the top of this blog to see all the details.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Chloe's Little Light and Joy Fold Card Tutorial

Hi All,

It's Sue here for another great Sunday and as Christmas Eve is almost here, I used this adorable stamp called Chloe's Little Light designed by Elisabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps.  The first picture is the outside of the card while the second one is the inside of the card.

Supplies used:
I saw the Joy Fold Card tutorial by Iris Wiechmann in the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine July 2012 Issue 9.

I used green, red and white cardstock as well as Father Christmas patterned paper from BoBunny.  The paper was cut to the following sizes:
  • Green cardstock - 2 pieces -- 8 1/2" x 5 3/8" and 4 3/8" x 4 3/8"
  • Red cardstock - 3 pieces -- 4 1/2" x 9", 5 3/8' x 5 3/8" and 5 3/8" x 2 7/8"
  • White cardstock - 1 piece -- 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Patterned Paper -- 6 pieces -- 4 1/4" x 4 1/4", 2 3/4" x 5 1/4", 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", 5 3/8" x 2 7/8", and 2 pieces each of 4 3/8" x 4 3/8"

Step 1:  Score the 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of green cardstock at 3" then score the 4 1/2" x 9" red cardstock at 4 1/2"

Step 2:  Starting with the inside of the green cardstock add the piece of 5 1/4" x 2 3/4" patterned paper to the smaller side.  On the larger side first add the 5 3/8" x 5 3/8" red cardstock and then the 5 1/4 x 5 1/4" piece of patterned paper.

Step 3:  Decorate the inside of the red cardstock with patterned paper 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" on each side.  On the left side add the piece of white cardstock 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" for a personal message and a sentiment on the right side.

Step 4:  To decorate the front of the card, adhere a green layered cardstock 4 3/8" x 4 3/8" with a piece of patterned paper 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" to the square piece and a red cardstock piece 5 3/8" x 2 7/8" and patterned paper 5 3/8" x 2 7/8" to the smaller side.  Before adhering all the layers of paper I added a piece of ribbon.

Step 5:  Now that all the cardstock and patterned paper layers have been completed the rest of the card can be finished in the usual manner and add whatever embellishements you desire to.

There is still a few days left to enter this month's challenge for a change to win a prize from One Crazy Stamper

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.  See you next week.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Non Holiday Kraftin Kimmie

Hi All,

I had a birthday card to make and I wanted it to be as far away from holiday colors as possible!  Used the adorable Rosabelle from Kraftin Kimmie.

Hope you enjoyed the non-holiday post!  Have a wonderful week!

Friday, December 21, 2012


Today I have this adorable Nellie Snellen stamp Surprised available from One Crazy Stamper.
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink unto Xpress It card stock. 
I colored the image with the copics below.

Dp is My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing.
I added some pink lack trim and vintage yellow buttons.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Have a Jolly "Holly" Christmas

Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday at OCS.  I'm in panics-ville mode as the "Most Happiest Day of the Year" approaches.  I've decided to kill two birds with one  stone for my post today........  Double Duty, so to speak.P1010902 copy

I've chosen the sweet Whimsy Stamp, "Holly" - available at OCS and turned her into a Nugget Candy Card filled with a Hershey's Nuggets surprise for a very sweet friend.  This is #9 with three more to make before "the big day".  These will be hand delivered - unlike two that were mailed!  Yikes, that was expensive!

I Stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Xpress It blend Cardstock and colored it with my favorite medium.....copic markers.  Cardstock layers are from a stash of paper scraps that I have been neglecting to use.  (I won't bore you with details).  My picture is picking up reflections from the gold paper and glossy accents (not dry yet). 

Whimsy's "Holly" stampCopic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; P1010890Viva Decor pen (snow); Cherry Lynn Fanciful Flourish;Glossy Accents; Stickles (on flowers) and Brads, flowers and punchies from stash.

I apologize, but once again my links do not seem to be working without giving me an error message...... grrrrr. 

I want to wish all of you  A Very Merry Christmas  - from our house to yours. See you here next week.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Clean and Simple Sketch Card

Terrific Tuesday time is here again, and for today's card for One Crazy Stamper, I have again combined the challenge sketch and the "Holiday" theme to create my card!!!
If I haven't mentioned it before, I absolutely love the adorable Lulu images from Kraftin' Kimmie, and this little sweetheart is from the Holiday Lulu and Libby stamp set! I have colored her with Copics, then mounted her on paper from the Carta Bella Winter Fun collection. The sentiment is also from the Carta Bella collection, while the twine and snowflake brads are from my stash. The edges of the papers were all inked with Rangers Antique Linen distress ink.
Don't forget to check out the challenge here at One Crazy Stamper and then get creative and enter to win a fabulous set of stamps!!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Pretty Posey

I have another HoneyPop creation for One Crazy Stamper today.  I just love the cute cards that can be made with these sets.
This is the Pretty Posey set.  I used the yellow honeycomb paper pad for the flower center.  On the front of the card I used my Inky Antics stamp set and a brown honeycomb paper pad for the front border on the card.

The image is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. 

Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Winter Nights filled with Warm Memories

Hi All;

It's Sue here with a quick card.  Madge, I'm right there with you feeling the pressure.  I still have the majority of shopping to do and the annual hand made present hasn't even been started; not to mention the housework.

For my card today I have used this cute stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Cosy Winter Owl.

Supplies used:
Do enter this month's challenge for a change to win a prize pack from OCS. While you are at it, check out Lora's store One Crazy Stamper and start making your wish list for Santa.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Snowman and Penguins

Today I have this adorable image Snowman with Penguins from Art Impressions available at One Crazy Stamper. I stamped the image with Memento Flannel Grey ink unto X press Blending card. I colored the image with copics: B21, B23, B24, B26, R29, R27, R22, C1, C9, C7 and C3.
I used a Spellbinders label die to cut out my focal image Designer Paper is Bo Bunny Mistletoe Collection.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dress it up or Dress it down

Hi all, Madge here for a Quick Christmas Card.  Are you feeling the pressure yet??  I am, with still a few special cards to make, baking, cleaning, etc. etc.  I have a Quick Christmas Card for you today.P1010882 copy
The only stamping involved is the Merry Christmas sentiment.
Die Cuts are Memory Box Dies, which are overlaid.  I used double-sided tape on the ornament base, added Glitter Ritz glitter and pressed the overlay on top. I did the same for the silver edging.  Much cheaper than purchasing those expensive sparkle sheets.
Until next time.   hugz, Madge

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Look Ma, No Stamps!!!

That's right today's card does not include one single stamp, not even the sentiment, and not a drop of Copic coloring!!!
For today's post for One Crazy Stamper I've used just paper, dies, charms and a computer generated sentiment!!

Using this month's challenge sketch and the "Holiday"theme, I've used a couple of dp's from the new Bo Bunny Powder Mountain collection to form the card base. Charms that were purchased from the local big box craft store, and Maya Road twine are mounted on the left side of the card, while the gorgeous tree on the right was cut using Dee's Distinctively Christmas Tree #1 die. The die was coated with Diamond Dust to add a glow!!
Don't forget that this month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper has two different themes for you to participate in - either follow the sketch OR make a "Holiday" theme. There's still lots of time to enter to win a fabulous stamp prize package!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Inchin' By...

Happy Monday!  I have some Inky Antics goodness for you today for my One Crazy Stamper Post!
I decided to go with this adorable HoneyPop set because this cute little fellow just makes me grin!

He is colored in the traditional Inky Antics way; Prismacolor Pencils and blended out with Gamsol.
I dressed the feller up a bit with a glittery bow that I fussy cut and popped on with a glue dot.

Inside of the card is the HoneyPop surprise!  The dear little fellow is holding up his HoneyPop apple.  The flower centers bordering the inside of this card are glittered as well for an additional touch of fun!

Papers for this card are from My Mind's Eye's Lime Twist Life of the Party and Fly A Kite collections.

Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!!!

Hi All;

It is another fabulous Sunday, and for today's post for One Crazy Stamper I have used this cute stamp from Art Impressions called Santa and Penguins.

Supplies used:
There is still plenty of time to enter this month's sketch or holiday challenge at OCS.  Do browse Lora's store OCS to make your wish list.  Gift certificates are also available.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ryder Cole

Hi All!

This has been a very busy few months over here!!!!  This is my last weekend to get studying because next week I have all of my finals.  Whew!  I was able to sneak away and get a little crafting done!  It was much needed!

I keep grabbing this image!  I love it!  It is perfect for teens and I NEVER can think of anything for them!  I love Ryder Cole!  He really just makes the card come alive all by himself!  I used some fun paper in my stash and used those SUPER cool mini screw brads that are in the store!

Enjoy your week!