Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Singing Moose and Beaver!!

I'll admit it - I'm a bit of a planner, so I make Christmas cards year round in the hopes that I will have a stack to send out come December.  Of course it never fails though - I get a bunch made and someone buys them all in November so once again I have none - sigh! 

This card features one of my all time favorite images from High Hopes Rubber Stamps because who doesn't love a moose and a beaver!  This is Mudzie and Chopper's Caroling (S205) available here.  I stamped the image on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then colored it with Inktense pencils and a water brush.  All of the edges of the papers were distressed with the Prima Comfort Distress Tool and then inked with a Antique Linen ink pad.  The treble clef die is from my stash, and the sentiment was printed right on the ribbon - bonus!!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Emily's Snuggle Bunny!

Hi OCS Fans!
If you've been following the High Hopes or One Crazy Stamper Blogs this month, then you know that the DT has been breathing some new life into some older stamps! Meet "Emily's Snuggle Bunny"! A sweet stamp for a sweet little girl on your "card sending list".
Since one of my New Year Resolutions is to use up paper I have on hand...... I am using Echo Park's Fine & Dandy 6x6 collection. My design is simple and I tired to match the colours and clothing to the papers I chose.

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29
Bunny: C1, R01
Pants: B21, B23, B24
Pinks: RV25, RV29

Stay tuned for more inspiration using some of the older High Hopes Stamps in February!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Swaddled Baby Boy

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday & the start of a brand new week here at OCS!  Today I'm back with another card for my stash box using Swaddled Baby Boy from High Hopes.  This card is clean and simple.  I decided to leave the sentiment off so I could use it for a Welcome Baby card or even a 1st Birthday card.  You just never know what you might need.

Skin - E000, E00, E21, R22, R20
Hair - YR24, YR23, E44
Blanket - BG18, BG13, BG10
Under Baby - W01, W0, W00

I used some patterned paper from my stash for the background & cut a detail strip out of the paper for the train on the bottom.

You have a couple more days to join us for January's Challenge.  Check out the details HERE

Happy Craftin!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Congrats on your new addition!

Hi there, welcome back to another Saturday. I've been creating with ...

My image is coloured with pencil crayons, added an embossed background for texture, flowers and pretty polka dotted pattern paper. I also used glossy accents and die cut  clouds. 
Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Spring Fever.....

Hello Everyone;

January is almost over and the weather has certainly been on the milder side these last few days.  I know that I am so ready for spring; can't wait for it to come.

Today, I am sharing the Birds and Bees Frame, an older High Hopes Stamp.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Birds and Bees Frame, Spring Fever (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Cream & Sugar Petite Print Assortment (Doodlebug), A Perfect Autumn - Solids (Echo Park)
  • Copic Markers:  Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow, Y15 - Cadmium Yellow, Y13 - Lemon Yellow, B23 - Phthalo Blue, B21 - Baby Blue, E40 - Brick White, B41 - Pearl White, E42 - Sand White, E43 - Dull Ivory,E39 - Leather, E37 - Sepia, E35 - Chamois, E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, E30 - Bisque, YR0000 - Pale Chiffon, YR000 - Silk, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow, Y16 - Apricot, YR18 -Sanguine, BG0000 - Snow Green
  • Spectrum Noir Glitter Pens: Crystal Clear
  • Kaiser Pearls: Chino 
Do try and find some time to play along with this month's "Anything Goes with a twist" challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.


Thursday, January 25, 2018

In The Air

We have been in a deep freeze for at least a week - honestly I've lost count for how many days that have been a feels like temperature of -30 or colder. 

All this cold weather has turned my thoughts to wishing for Spring! My dog won't stay out for more then 5 minutes to do his "chores" so he is wishing for Spring too! 

My friend "Willard Weather Ant" from High Hopes sure has his eye on the Spring weather to come doesn't he?!? I chose to colour him in some bright, Spring feel colours - you know.....with thoughts of Spring and sun and all......<wink>

Our friend Willard is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a hand stitched die. Paper from the Echo Park Spring collection were perfect fro my Spring theme. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a stitched oval die. I added a banner with a butterfly cut out to match the theme. Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Willard Weather Ant - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Spring Is In The Air - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring - Echo Park
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, hand stitched nested rectangles die - Whimsy Stamps, build a banner die - Whimsy Stamps, Be Creative 3mm Sookwang tapeBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, candy corn gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG2 IG3 IG5 IG1 BT3 BT4 BT5 PP3 PP5 DR3 CT1 CT4 GB5 OR1 DG3 CG4
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

New Home

Sometime this spring I'll be moving into a new home nestled in the Kootenay's of British Columbia, and today's card seems like the perfect card to give to someone else in my life that may be buying a new home as well.

This image "Pansy Window Box Frame" is from High Hopes rubber stamps, and can be purchased here at One Crazy Stamper.  I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, and then colored the image with Copics.  To create the bricks I used the broad tip of a Copic sketch marker.  The highlights in the window were created with a Sakura white glaze pen.

Copics - B91, B95, C9, E21, E23, E25, E29,  Y19, Y38, B02, B04, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, V12, V15, V17, R27, R39

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Canoe Trip

Hello OCS Peeps!!
Today I am sharing with you a card I created using the stamp called "Canoe Trip" by High Hopes Stamps. As kids we used to canoe a lot at the Cottage! We would canoe to our friends down the shore and then off we would all go paddling away. My Dad used to take us out in the canoe on really stormy days when the waves were huge. He would purposely tip the canoe and we had fun bringing it back to shore. We thought it was a game but He was teaching us how to handle that scenario.
I chose papers from the Carta Bella Fall Blessings 6x6 collection. I fussy cut out my image and added it to my base layers. I also inked all the edges of my papers with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Good Times"
Since I had the "Tee Pee" stamp I thought I'd use it on the inside of my card. I typed the sentiment on my computer and added it to the card for a bit of fun!
Copics Used:
Skin: E53, E13, E15
Outfit: E95, E97, E99
Canoe & paddle: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47/ YR16, YR18, YR23, R37, YG13
Dog: C0, C1, C2
Trees: YG61, YG63, YG67
Rocks: C2, C4, C5
Water: B0000, B000, B01, B02, Spectrum Noir Glitter pen

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Snuggle Lions

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm sharing this adorable stamp called Snuggle Lions from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I just love these guys.  I'm also trying a little something totally new for me....a video made from pics I took of the process of coloring this cutie.  Please bear with me as unlike others this is really not my forte, but I'm giving it a whirl.

I have created a little video for you to watch these adorable Lions come to life.  You can view it here 

Lioness - E43, E42, E41, E40
Lion - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, Y38, Y35, Y32
Leaves - G02, G0000, G00
Flower - BV04, BV02, BV01
Background - BV01, BV0000
Ears & Noses - R22, R20 with E31

Misc stuff - Cardstock Bazzil Dream, misc patterned paper & ribbon, YNS Lavender Gumdrops, center of flower has Nuvo Fresh Snowfall on it

Want to grab this cute stamp?  You can find it HERE at OCS & HERE at High Hopes

Have a wonderful day & happy stampin'!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Just the two of us!

Hi there,  Happy Saturday!
I decided to make a sunny card with lot of yellows on this cold January weekend!
Today's creation is make with....
 The image is coloured with pencil crayons and a white sharpie marker
Also added pretty yellow ribbon, some embossed paper that kinda has a honey comb look,  and a soft tan heart. 
I thought the sentiment would be fun since there are two bees in the image! 
Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Happy Birthday!!

Welcome back OCS fans;

Friday is here again,(time is certainly moving along) and I have an older High Hopes Rubber Stamp to highlight for today's post for One Crazy Stamper.  Today I am using Birthday Buzzard, which is fitting for certain older birthdays.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Birthday Buzzard, Happy Birthday (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - The Corrugate Stack (DCWV), Perfectly Plaid Fall (Lawn Fawn), Cream & Sugar Petite Prints (Doodlebug)
  • Copic Markers:  Tree and Leaves:  E39 - Leather, E37 - Sepia, G21 - Lime, G24 - Willow, YG25 -Celadon Green; Buzzard - Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White, E11 - Barely Beige; Buzzard:  T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, T6 - Toner Gray No. 6, T4 - Toner Gray No. 4; Rocks:  C7 - Cool Gray No. 7, C5 - Cool Gray No. 5, C3 - Cool Gray No. 3, C2 - Cool Gray No. 2, C000 - Cool Gray No. 000; Other:  YR18 - Sanguine, YR16 - Apricot, YR14 - Caramel, R24 - Prawn, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Glitter Pens:  Crystal Clear
  • Miscellaneous:  Buttons
Do find some creative time and play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challenge!  We would love to see what you create.

For any supplies that you might need or just want, check out Lora's One Crazy Stamper store (online as well as the brick & mortar) for some great products.  

Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Owl Love

I have a confession - I don't usually make Valentine's Day cards but sometimes you have an image cross your crafty desk that just screams at you to make it a Valentine's Day card. 

That is what happened with Love Birds. I kept the layout very clean and simple (for me) - they are just too cute and I wanted them to really be the focus of my card. I also have them sitting on the perfect branch  - it has a few leaves to give this sweet couple some privacy <smile>

After colouring my stamps with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut them. Their tails had to be cut off so I could put them behind the branch. I set them aside and blended some inks to create a light airy background. I added some hearts above their heads for fun. The sentiment was masked off and stamped directly on my background - thankful for my Misti for this one! The heart they are holding is coloured with a sparkle pen - so hard to get a good photo of! Some simple gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Love BirdsBranch - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Love Never Fails - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: ink blended by me
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched rectangle die - Your Next Stamp, Stampin' Up inks, mini heart ink splatter - Your Next Stamp, Cosmos Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 CT1 CT2 GB5 CG1 DG2 DG4 TN3 TN6 TN7 TN4 TN8

 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Beaver Romance

Wednesday has rolled around again, so it's time for me to highlight a new to me High Hopes rubber stamp for One Crazy Stamper.  This week I am sharing the adorable image "Beavers Romance" available here, which would be a perfect image for Valentine's Day.  The sentiment is also a High Hopes rubber stamp that is available here.

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copics.  Sakura white glaze pen covers the Luvs lettering to give it some shine, and the centers of the flowers are small dots of Viva Decor pearl pen.  The sentiment was stamped with Onyx Black Versafine ink pad on to kraft paper.

Copics - C2, E27, E59, E29, B41, B45, B39, E55, E23, E25, RV13, Y32, YR31, YR21, YR23, R14, R27, R39

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Just Married!

Hello OCS Fans!
Don't you love a good Wedding! There is something about seeing a Bride that just gives me a "warm & fuzzy" feeling! This is "Just Married" from High Hopes Stamps. Off the Happily Married couple goes to start their new life together!
I decided to use paper from the Simple Stories The Story of Us 6x6 collection! I love the blacks and golds in this collection. I used the HH "Love Never Fails" sentiment on the front along with a few YNS Gold Gumdrops. You can't tell in the picture but the light grey parts on the card are actually coloured with Wink of Stella's Silver glitter pen. The bride and her flowers have Spectrum Noir Glitter pen on them as well.
I used die cuts from the SS The Story of Us Bits & Pieces set on the inside.
Copics Used:
C1, C2, C4, C6, C8
R24, R27, R81, R83, R85, R89
E00, B01, B02, YG23
Y23, Y26, Y28

Happy Stamping!


Monday, January 15, 2018

Welcome Little One

Hi Everyone,
Since I'm always behind in getting cards out to friends and family this year I'm trying to get a little stash of "just in case cards" ready.  I currently don't have any expecting friends or family members but you never know when this will come in handy. 
This image is called HMS Noah's Ark from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  It looks like a lot of coloring and in a way it is but once you pick out your colors it actually goes really quickly.  I played around with my new Brother Scan N Cut to create the mats for the image.  I'm not very good with it yet but will keep practicing.
I tried to make the colors suitable for either a little boy or little girl.  Given most of the colors are muted on this card I put a little spark in with the BG'
Ark - E25, E23, E21
Left & Right Mouse - T4, T2, T0
Water - BG0000, BG000
Noah - E74, E71, E70
Ark Trim - E44, E43, E42
Bobber & Hearts - E09, E08, E22
Flag, Mouse Snorkel Equipment & Butterflies - BG13, BG11
Parrots - BG49, BG45, YR15, Y38
Hippos - C5, C3, C1
Elephants - W4, W2, W1
Monkeys - E27, E25, E23
Cats - E99, E97
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Lions - E87, E84, E81
Giraffes - YR15, YR12, YR14, Y38, Y35
Noses & Ears - R01  

You can grab the HMS Noah's Ark image at OCS HERE or High Hopes direct HERE
You can grab the Welcome Little One sentiment at OCS HERE or High Hopes direct HERE

We hope you can join in on our Monthly Challenge HERE for your chance to WIN 2 free High Hopes Stamps. 

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Carpenter Steve!

Happy Saturday! I've been playing with this super stamp  called ...
 Love this guy!! :) 
Here's a close up.  I added glossy accents to his smiley face sweatshirt.  This image is coloured with pencils crayons. The sentiment is also coloured with pencils and added glossy accents too.
Embossing folder and lots of orange details were added to the card!
Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Little Reader Trio.....

Welcome OCS and HH fans;

Have you ever wondered what else you can do with a stamp.  I love it when a stamp is very versatile and multiple items can be created with.  Such is the case with my post for today.  Using the Little Reader from High Hopes Stamps, I made a set which includes a card, a bookplate and a bookmark.

The Little Reader was stamped three times with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on XPress It Blending Cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers.  I found a quote by Dr. Seuss as well as an Anonymous quote that fit very well with what I was wanting to achieve. 



For the Bookplate, I used another High Hopes Stamp, called Book Belongs To and cut the image out using  the Spellbinders Labels Seven die, which is shaped like an open book. I added a peel off strip around the border.


The bookmark is 2 1/2" by 6 1\2".  I used the same green cardstock that was used for the card and bookplate.  The darker green paper has a shimmer to it and is from my stash of paper that I got on a trip to England a few years ago.  The image and sentiment were both cut using the Spellbinders Large Labels die, with the 2nd quote mounted between the two. Small Rhinestones were added to the corners. Small Rhinestones were added to the corners, along with some green and white twine.

 Supplies used:
As we would love to see what you create, do join this month's "Anything Goes with a twist -- blue or purple paper and ribbon or buttons"

For any supplies that you would like or need, check out Lora's One Crazy Stamper store (online as well as the brick & mortar).

Until next, happy crafting.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Good Times

Did anyone else grow up going to slumber parties?? I grew up with a group of girls that often had slumber parties......or sleep overs are they are called today  - seemed every Birthday was the perfect excuse for a slumber party. Up too late, eating junk food and being silly - the perfect recipe for fun! 

My post for this week features "Girl Talk" an older stamp from High Hopes. There seems to be quite the story being told here! 

The stamp is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched oval. I matched the stitched oval with the sentiment as well and used a stitched border die for a fun curve in the patterned paper. Photo corners, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Girl Talk - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Good Times - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed - Doodlebug, Posh - Simple Stories
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched oval die - Your Next Stamp, stitched border die trio - Whimsy Stamps, photo corners - Quickutz, ribbon, Candy Corn gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 FS8 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN5 TN9 EB4 GB4 GB5 GB7 IG1 IG4 IG2 FS6 CR3 CR1 
Copics: B00 B04 B06
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes with a twist challengeWe can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!