Saturday, April 30, 2016

April Challenge Winner

Thanks for joining in our challenge this month. We had fun looking at all the fabulous entries!  We used to choose the winner.

This month's winner will be sent their choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the winner is:

#38  Linda S. (Snail's Pace)

with her card called Another Bunny Thank You

Taylored Expression bunny2

Linda please email me at sberkley51 at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Check back tomorrow for our new monthly challenge and another chance to win!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Sweet Hearts -- Hgh Hopes Stamps

Another scallop circle card  to share today. Its just a fun platform for a scene card!
I used the following stamps to create this design.
The owls were popped up on foam dots. Buttons and bows plus some clouds and a little sunshine were added to this design.  Check out my video below :)
Thanks for peeking :) Happy Friday!
Our challenge this month is Anything Goes. You can find the challenge here to come play along. We can't wait to see what you create!

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them at 
A little Video  on my card :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dropping In To Say....

I have some owl cuteness to share with you today. I love all the cute, pudgy owls and their accessories in the High Hopes Spring 2016 Collection. So many ideas bouncing around in my head!

For my card I used Happy Owl and the co-ordinating SVG file (07), Birthday Hat and Fancy Script Happy Birthday stamps.

Owl Close Up

I started by cutting out the Happy Owl SVG file with my Cricut and then stamped Happy Owl using my Misti. I also "partially" stamped Happy twice more and coloured all my images, including the birthday hat with alcohol markers. 

It's hard to see in the picture but I like a little bling so I added some glitter to the tassel on the hat. I added my stamps to my background paper so Happy looks like he is floating down out of the sky with his birthday wishes. The last one is popped up with pop dots.

I created part of the sentiment on my computer and combined it with the Happy Birthday stamp. Lightly pulled apart cotton balls form the clouds. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Happy Owl (SS016) Happy Owl SVG (SS016SVG), Birthday Hat (FF007), Fancy Scipt Happy Birthday (HH019)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento InkCopic Xpress It Cardstock, Forever In Time Pop Dots, Quickie Glue Pen, Glitter - Hero Arts, Patterned Paper - K and Company, Imaginisce, Sentiment - Calibri font - computer

Spectrum Noir Markers: GB1 GB4 GB7 TN1 TN2 TN3 PP1 PP3 LV1 LV2

Our challenge this month is Anything Goes. You can find the challenge here to come play along. We can't wait to see what you create!

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sympathy Card & Tutorial!

Hi OCS Fans!
Today I wanted to share with you a card and tutorial using the "With Deepest Sympathy" stamp from the new Spring 2016 Release from High Hopes Stamps
I created this card with Distress inks and water. Here we go with the tutorial.......
First thing I did was gather all the supplies that I needed! 
With this new release you are able to purchase matching SVG files for your cutting machine. Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut out the outline to use with my stamp.
You can either cut out the image to match the stamp exactly or cut the file that gives you a nice border around your stamp. I chose to use the SVG file that gives you a border.
The MISTI is the perfect tool to stamp your image onto the cut SVG file. Don't throw out the cut outline piece of your paper. It will help you greatly in the next few steps.
To get started I stamped the image onto the grid paper that comes with the MISTI
Now you use that piece of outline paper that I said not to get rid of. Line it up with your stamped image making sure that you have an even border around the image. Secure it with the magnets that come with your MISTI.
Now put in the "puzzle piece", ink up your stamp with Onyx Black Versafine ink and stamp the image again.
See how perfect your stamped image comes out with a nice white border around the edge?!
I carefully removed the image using my tweezers making sure not to smudge any of the ink. Using black embossing powder I coated the stamped image and then shook off the excess powder.
Use your heat tool and heat the powder to emboss your image.
 If you want to make a few of the same card don't remove the cutout paper or the stamp on the "door" of the MISTI. Just repeat the steps as many times as you want for identical stamped images. 
The  next step is to colour your image.
I inked the Distress ink pads onto my clear acrylic block that I am using as my palette.
I am using a brush that has water inside of it. Using the Distress ink with water from the brush I coloured my image. The embossed lines help to keep the ink and water from spreading. If your brush becomes too wet just wipe it off on a paper towel.
The finished coloured image!
Using my Silhouette again, I cut another SVG file that will layer behind the stamped image as a really pretty mat. Each SVG file you purchase comes with 2 sizes, so it's perfect for setting off your image!
I decided to make a 4.25" x 5.5" card. I cut my papers at 4.25"x 5.5", 4 1/8"x 5 3/8" and 4"x 5.25". I glued all my layers together and then adhered a piece of yellow ribbon to the left side of the papers. Then I glued the papers to the card base, popped up the image with foam squares and attached a yellow bow.
Distress Ink Colours:
Dusty Concord
Scattered Straw
Mowed Lawn
And once again the finished card!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

You make my heart sing!

Hello OCS Fans;

Tuesday is here again, and the OCS DT is having so much fun with the Spring 2016 Collection from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 

For my post today, I have used the adorable Sweet Melody and the sentiment "You make my heart sing!" as well as the matching SVG files.

Supplies used:
There is still time to enter this month's "Anything Goes" Challenge.  For any supplies that you might need check out Lora's OCS store (online as well as the brick & mortar).

Stay tuned for next Sunday, May 1st as OCS will have a brand new challenge for you to enter.

Until next time, keep crafting and have fun.


Monday, April 25, 2016

Everything Grows with Love

Hello Friends!  Welcome back to my post for the One Crazy Stamper challenge.  We are showcasing the new Spring Release from High Hopes Rubber stamps this month.  Great new stamps.  Stop by Lora's store, she has a wonderful array of supplies to go with these stamps.
My card was created using the Fragrant Blooms, and the Everything Grows with Love.  I colored my image using copic markers.  I added some pearls, used some pattern paper from my stash pile, I do believe it is Bo Bunny.  Thanks again for stopping and remember to stop at One Crazy Stamper and play along with the team this month you still have a few days.  Till next time happy crafting.