Wednesday, February 29, 2012
February Challenge Winner
Random.org chose #33 ! That means Sally McD of Stamping by SAM you are our winner!
Please email lora at onecrazystamper dot com to claim your Kraftin Kimmie prize pack!!!
Check back tomorrow for a new challenge and new prize!!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
You're My Top Dog!
I colored my image with PrismaColor Pencils and Gamsol for a soft and mellow look. I paired the images up with My Mind's Eye designer paper, seam binding and some Candi.
I added some colorful papers to the inside of my card and did some fussy cutting...but if that is not your thing, they are adorable when you just stamp them on the inside of the card as well.
Have you tried out HoneyPop papers?! They are much fun....I'll be sharing more samples and a tutorial with you soon!
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms
Sunday, February 26, 2012
my last post for this month's theme "Love is in the Air".
I have used this adorable stamp from the Whimsy Wee Stamps called Bird Swing.
- Stamps: Bird Swing (Whimsy Wee Stamps) and Friendship Sentiments Tickets (Whimsy Stamps)
- Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
- Paper: X-Press It Blending Cardstock, DP - Picadilly (Basic Grey)
- Cheery Lynn Designs: Dainty Dutch Deco Frame
- Copic Markers: E81, R81, R83, YG17, BG0000, B0000, B000, YR04, YR21
- Atyou Spica Glitter Pens: 00 - Clear, 02 - Pink, 07 - Olive
- Miscellaneous: Peel offs, Rhinestones
There is still time to enter this month's challenge which is "Love Is In the Air" and Thursday is the start of a new challenge. All supplies can be found at Lora's amazing store One Crazy Stamper.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Well I have had some major technical problems this week! Monday my laptop slipped off my desk and I did catch it before it full hit the ground BUT it jarred the hard drive and created a disk error. It now takes 45 minutes to turn my computer on and load windows. As a blogger I use my computer a lot, as a student it is like an extra arm so we tried everything to save it and it went bye-bye! So Wednesday night we went to purchase a new laptop hopefully one that will last longer then 11 months unlike the last one. This is my 3rd laptop purchase in 4 years. So we made it count and I got a beauty of a laptop. It is top of the line and pretty much is one of the best out there. Of course with my clumsiness my hubby was sure to purchase one of those accident protection plans and he got the max so I am covered for 3 years if I drop it, break it, crack the screen, and pretty much everything else I can possibly do to the thing.
An example of how cursed I am with electronics is a few years ago I was holding my MP3 player and I touched metal. Well, I had so much static electricity built up that the shock actually surged my MP3 player and fried it. So the reason for this long winded story is why my picture is not watermarked because for the past 2 days we have been slooooowwwwlllllyyyyy getting data off of my old laptop and putting it on our external hard drive.
Fight Like a Girl A La Mode by My Favorite Things would make a FUN birthday card. I used my snap together alphabet to create the saying. I also used the large circle and large scalloped circle nesties. I also used sew easy floss for the button.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Golfing in February
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Not a card but my project uses paper
I had to dig through my stash and find some really fun printed papers. Most of these happen to be October Afternoon papers…one of my favorite paper companies! I used Modge Podge to adhere the paper to the letter. I painted the rest of the letters and made a few of them special. The “Z” is chalk board paint and the “R” has Viva Decor Pearls on it.
Have you recently finished a project that you love? I’d love to hear about it.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I’ve chosen to do a “stampless” card today. [ Oops, I lied – there are two stamps used on it – one for the inside and one for the back.] When I noticed that OCS was carrying the Marianne dies, I was over the moon! So today I’m showcasing a Marianne Creatable die called, Elegant Lady , along with Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval die. I started with the die cut and made it into a cameo by placing it onto a white oval (added color to the cut out) and matted it with a black scalloped oval, to which I added pearls made with my Ice White Viva Decor pen. The die is so elegant, that I thought I would make it look like a picture covered with glass – so I used Ranger Glossy Accents to cover the cameo. “Gorrjussss”!!! Looks like a little framed picture.
I LUV making different folds for cards – this one is a vertical flap over a regular ( 41/4" x 11" - scored in half) card base, which allows me to leave a private message, but also allows the card to be displayed in an upright position. With all the beautiful die cut borders and border punches available at OCS, I chose a MS border punch b/c I had it handy on my crafting desk. I used Broken China TH distress ink to distress the edges and added some flowers and a trendy, large Organza Ribbon Bow. The flowers are from here, and here. The flap is held in place with a little black photo tab and brad (from stash).
Here is a look at the inside flap of the card.
Until next time – take care
~ rubber hugz , inky wishes ~
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
- Stamp: Snip & Snails and sentiments (Kraftin' Kimmie)
- Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
- Paper: X-Press It Blending Cardstock, DP - Kissing Booth (BoBunny)
- Spellbinders: Deckled Rectangle Large
- Cheery Lynn Designs: Dainty Dutch Deco Frame
- Copic Markers: Hair - E25, E31, E50, R20; Skin - E0000, E000; Shirt - BG70, BG72; Shorts - B91, B93; Shoes - NO-No. 0, N1-No.1, C5 - No. 5; Flowers - G17, R46, YR07, YR09, YR16, YR18
There is still time to enter this month's challenge which is "Love is in the Air". Check Lora's store One Crazy Stamper for some amazing deals.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
MFT-Wishing you Luck
It seems like every week gets busier and busier and I wish I could add a few more hours each day just to stamp! I see soooo many cute ideas out there but there is just not too much extra time! I had a little bit of time today to play and I had to pull out some fun, bright colors!
My Favorite Things A La Mode Talk Nerdy to Me! It can be used for soooo many different occasions and I love when I can use a single stamp for different purposes! These stamps are also soooo much fun to color!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Friday, February 17, 2012
Accesserorize or Exercise
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
“Hands Up” by Nellie Snellen
Hi all, Madge here for a wonderful Wednesday – following Shari’s Terrific Tuesday card (which was really terrific).
I’m a little distressed today as I had a rough night last night with my little Michou (13-yr old Shih Tzu / Poodle cross). He was having some problems and needed out every half hour all through the night. Needless to say, I kept a close eye on him all day – which makes me very cranky. Worse than having a sick child – at least a child will point to where they are hurting. We will have to keep an eye on him for a couple of days to see if it continues – which will probably mean X-rays / blood tests / etc. etc. if he doesn’t improve. He’s been my best little bud for 13 yrs – used to sit under my desk at work :) He was great at being the official greeter at the office. Anyway my card will be simple – with the explanation to follow.
I’ve chosen to highlight one of Nellie Snellen’s delightful dress-up kids at play called “Hands Up” from the Young Rebel series. I’ve been on a mission lately to use some old techniques and to use up supplies that I haven’t looked at for awhile (and some of my favorites) – and here they are:
Technique: Paper Tearing & Z-fold card.
Supplies: Bo bunny papers, gold seed beads (for sand) Tombow glue (to attach beads); twine , crackle accents to strengthen the anchor cut from c/s, Copic Markers; X-press It Blend c/s; Pearl Pen (Ice White)) (for seashells); Can anyone guess what i used for the lettering and the sea shells?? . . . . . . . . split pea soup mix . . . . . kinda fun poking through a whole package to find the correct letters!! My 110 Copic Marker was used to highlight them. I also drew on the paper to give the illusion of a pirate’s map.
Well, that’s it for this week. Hope your significant other treated you well for Valentine’s Day. I know mine did! (unbeknownst to him . . . lol).
‘Til next time -
~ Rubber hugz , inky wishes ~
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Sassy Bling Baby!!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Celebrate The Journey!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Stitched Hearts and Magnetic Storage Folders Product Review
It is certainly looking like winter here, as it is snowy and cold. For my image today, I have used this cute stamp called Stitched Hearts designed by Tina Wenke for Stampavie; as well as a product review.
- Stamp: Stitched Hearts (Stampavie)
- Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
- Paper: X-Press It Blending Cardstock; DP - Kissing Booth (Basic Grey) - both layered pieces and the sentiment is from a sheet in Yours Truly (Echo Park)
- Copic Markers: Mouse -- E0000, E000, E30, WOO - No. 00; Apron - Y11; Bird - E0000, E000, W1 - No. 1; Scarf - B21; Thimble - NOO - No. 0, N1 - No. 1; Large Heart - RV10, RV11, RV13, BG70; Small Heart - BG0000, BG70, BG90, BG93
- Atyou Spica Glitter Pen: 00 - Clear
- Ribbon: Woven Lace Ribbon (Hero Arts)
- Miscellaneous: DMC Thread - Jewel Effects - varigated used to stitch part of the hearts
Now for a review of this amazing product -- Magnetic Storage Folders. Lora has two types; one by Marianne Designs and the other by Joy Crafts which is pictured below and unfortunately, it is currently out of stock at the moment.
Hopefully, Lora will get some more in stock as we are all anxiously awaiting the anticipated arrival the new Spellbinders Pre-orders. These items are awesome as you can store between 9 - 10 Spellbinder die sets in each one. Whats more, you can see at a glance your different die sets and decide which one to use without opening many many packages.
Do join us in for our February Challenge at OCS which is “Love is in the Air”. Love to see what you create and gives us a way to drop in on your blog to visit. While you are at it do check out Lora's store One Crazy Stamper for some amazing and new craft items.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Eva Calendar page
It feels like forever since I have posted! I am keeping this a little short because there wasn't much to this project! I ended up giving away the first January Page I did and I made another one for myself. Although I don't have very many pictures for January so I need to get better at taking photos!
Eva. She is sooooo much fun to color and was a had to have once I saw her on the One Crazy Stamper Store site! She is just so SASSY!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Product Spotlight Ranger Glossy Accents
Here is the finished card:
Art Impressions Girlfriends, Copic: E25, E29 E31, C3, C5, C7, E000, E00, E11, Y 18, Y11 Memento Tuxedo black ink, Xpress It cardstock, Ranger Glossy Accents
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tilda with Candy Cone
Hi all for another wonderful Wednesday – looks like a Frosty Friday outside here in the Okanagan Valley. We’ve this spectacular thick frost coating all the tree branches and when the sun hits it it is absolutely amazing.
Today I’ve chosen another Magnolia stamp called Tilda with Candy Cone – available at OCS. I’ve had this image colored for a while – but hadn’t gotten an idea of what I wanted to do with her. I was poking through some DSP’s and found a piece of SU, that seemed to fit in perfectly. I have one of the most wonderful SU demo’s and we had just done a couple of unique folded cards – this is not one of them, but the other cards gave me an idea of something that could be done differently. It is a card within a card.
Materials used: Magnolia Stamp – Tilda with Candy Cone; Xpress It blend c/s; Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo black ink; Doohicky border dies; Shrinky Dink (hearts); Marianne Creatable die; White pearl hearts (died red with Copic marker). Misc. C/S from stash.
Hope you will join us in the Feb. Challenge at OCS which is “Love is in the Air”. Love to see what you create and gives us a way to drop in on your blog to visit.
~ Rubber Hugz ~
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Guest Designer Jennifer Roach
This gorgeous tag/card was created by our February Guest Designer Jennifer Roach. We are so thrilled to be able to showcase Jennifer’s talent here on the OCS blog. She has colored this stamp so beautifully! If you haven’t seen Jennifer’s blog please hop over to take a look!
Thank you Jennifer for joining us this month and for being a friend of One Crazy Stamper!
Stamp: Penny Johnson Friendship stamp from Stampavie
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Papers: Copic Xpress It cardstock, Basic Grey, Making Memories
Accessories: Twill ribbon, Prima flower (tinted with Copic marker),
Copic Markers, wood button, Fiskars border punch, Cuttlebug embossing
folder, Avery mailing tag, white gel pen
Monday, February 6, 2012
February Guest Designer
Sunday, February 5, 2012
A Pencil and a Dream
I REALLY love this sentiment on my card. It kind of gives me chills if I really sit and think about it. It applies to so many things..drawing, inventing, math, a speech. But the first thing I thought of was writing, as in a book. I love to read and often sit and wonder how the author came up with the ideas for their book. It’s inspiring
The word I chose for myself for 2012 is WRITE. I believe the idea for the word of the year originated from Ali Edwards blog? Did you choose a word for 2012? I have so many things I want to write. Funny stories about my kids, childhood memories, and stories I’ve made up.
And I love this image from MFT. I made this card for my daughter’s teacher for Valentine’s Day. The papers are from October Afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Papers: October Afternoon, PTI kraft
Tools/Embellishments: Heart Nestabilities, TH tiny attacher, Copic Markers
Saturday, February 4, 2012
You Spin My Spurs
Howdy Partners! How sweet is this image from My Favorite Things? Perfect for my little guys Valentine’s Day card! My papers are Bo Bunny and I used my Nestabilities quite a bit to cut out my circles and stars!
I’m keeping my post short and sweet today because we have a fun day planned with the kiddies today.
How about you what are your weekend plans?
Stamps-My Favorite Things
Papers- Bo Bunny, Xpress It cardstock
Tools/Embellishments-Nestabilities, Viva Decor Pens, Copic Markers, TH tiny attacher, corner punch
Friday, February 3, 2012
Forever and a day
I’m gonna be honest, I’m not really a cat person. But who wouldn’t love this sweet Belles N Whistles image. I know a little girl who loves kitty’s and this image is just perfect for her. So this is her Valentine’s Day card from me :) I had fun coloring her up with my copics and adding this fun border with my Viva Decor Pens. My papers are from My Mind’s Eye.
So, what I want to know is… are you more of a cat person or a dog person?
Stamps: Here Kitty Kitty by Belles and Whistles, sentiment PTI
Tools/embellishments: Basic Grey Buttons, Viva Decor Pens, Copic markers, xpress it tape