Tuesday, October 6, 2015

From All of Us

I am back with another Christmas card using one of the new release stamps from High Hopes Stamps!

This is Snowman Totem.

I created an Easel Card.
This is how it looks when it's closed up and ready to mail.
The paper is Christmas Basics from The Paper Studio.

The image was colored with Copic Markers.
(R21 R22 R24 R27 YG67 YG63 YG61 YG25 YG23 YG21 YR00 YR04 C1 C3 E57 E55 E53 E40 E42 B000)

The outside sentiment is From all of us.
The inside sentiment is Warm Winter  Wishes.

The release is now available for purchase

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Fall Fun!

 Happy Terrific Tuesday!
Thanks for stopping by today to see my Fall card using the oh so adorable High Hopes stamp called "Tommy's Fall Fun".  Fall is my favourite time of the year and this image reminds me of when my girls were small and loved to play in the leaves!
I absolutely love the new Doodlebug Fall Friends collection. The colours are so rich and the patterns so cute! I made this A2 card and kept it fairly simple in design. I've always been so inspired by crafters that sew on their cards! I decided to give it a try this time and couldn't believe how easy it was. I was always afraid to sew on my cards but after this....look out sewing machine here I come!
The inside sentiment is also from HH and is called "One Of Those Days".
Copics used:
Skin: E000, E01, E31, R20
Pants & hair: E34, E35, E37
Top: R35, R37, R39, B04, B06
Leaves: Y23, Y26/ YR02, YR04/ E31, E33/ YG91, YG93

Over on the High Hopes Blog we have a new Challenge started called Fall/ Christmas/ Halloween. It's running all month and you have a chance to win 2 High Hopes stamps of your choice! Head on over to the blog for all the details.

You can purchase High Hopes Stamps at:

I hope you get time to release your inner child and go play in the leaves! (*smile)
Happy Crafting!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Think Snow Easel Card!


Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

Hope you have enjoyed the Blog Hop that showcase the newest "Joys Of The Season" release
from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. You still have a chance to win some fun prizes by leaving a comment on the Divas blogs. The lucky winner will be choose on Oct 07, 2015.

For today I have created a easel card using "Skating Snowlady" and "Think Snow"

I stamped my image with Black Archival Ink on Stratmore mixed media paper. I coloured the image with Gansai Tambi watercolors. After my image was dry I fussy cut it leaving a small white border.
I also add some Glossy Accents on the ice rink & nose.
Watercolors I used: 139 10 34 67 50 20 47

Supplies List: Designer Paper Altitude Collection From BOBUNNY, Silver Cardstock, White Gelly Roll Pen, Shaded Lilac Distress Ink, Mini Snowflakes & Puffy Cloud Borders Lawn Cuts, Enchanted Garden P.P.P sequins, 3D Foam tape, Silver Washi Tape and Velum

Hope you are being inspired  with our new stamps release "joys Of The Seasons"
Please stop by High Hopes Blog and check it out what the Divas have created  for this releases.

For more details and more photos about my "Card" please visit my blog at


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One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Penguin Love

Hello High Hopes Fans!!
As a reminder, the Blog Hop for the new release runs until October 5th, so if you haven't had a chance to check out the hop yet, there is still time.
I have been having a lot of fun with these new stamps!  All the images are so cute and adorable!!!  Here's another example of that...

This is Penguin Love (SS003).  It doesn't get much cuter than this!!!  Oh and sooo fun to colour too!

I coloured the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the holly and berries, penguin's beaks, and ice rink.  It is a bit difficult to see this in the picture, but it does look quite shiny!  Diamond Stickles were added on the penguin's pompoms of their hats.  The designer paper is from Doodlebug - Frosty Friends, along with some Grey and White Cardstock.  A couple of pieces of Doodlebug twine was added under the sentiment.  Foam tape was used to attach the image and sentiment, to add some dimension to this card.  A few YNS Glitter Silver Gumdrops were applied in the top corners of the card.  The sentiment was die cut using Quikutz dies with grey cardstock.  These die cut letters were mounted on 1 1/4" circles that were cut using a punch.  One crystal gemstone was placed on the top of each of the sentiment letters, to complete this card design.
Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N55, N75, 606, 373, 491, 555, 245, 969, 905, and 847.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder.
Paper - SU Grey and White Cardstock; Doodlebug - Frosty Friends 6x6 Paper Pad.
Misc - Glossy Accents, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Doodlebug Twine - Gray, YNS-Glitter Silver Gumdrops, Diamond Stickles, Zig - Wink of Stella - Glitter White Pen, Crystal Gemstones, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

 You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Friday, October 2, 2015

Candy Cane Snowman

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
As a reminder, the Blog Hop for the new release runs through Oct. 5, so if you haven't had the chance to check out the hop, you still have a little time.
For this next post, I really don't want to "think" about it...but it will be here before we know it!!! LOL!

This is Candy Cane Snowman (RR002) and Think Snow 2 Sentiment (HH006).  Awwwe...this stamp is sooo cute!!!!!! And so easy to colour too.... 

I coloured the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the Snowman's nose and berry on his hat.  A Wink of Stella (Zig) - Glitter Gold Pen was used on the buckle of the hat.  The image was then fussy cut out and glued to some Kraft coloured cardstock to help the image to stand out a bit.  The pattern paper is from Carta Bella-Warm & Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some Kraft and White Cardstock.  A snowflake charm was tied on to the twine.  Foam tape was also used under the image and sentiment to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a few crystal gemstones were added to the right top and bottom corners of the card, along with one smaller gemstone for the middle of the snowflake on the sentiment.  
Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N35, 847, 126, 296, N15, 990, 977, and 969.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, and cream ink pad for sponging the edges of the sentiment oval.
Paper - Carta Bella - Warm & Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad, SU Kraft and White Cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Challenge -- Christmas/Halloween/Fall

First off, the winner from our September challenge is Andrea Reid with her card called High Hopes Christmas Kitty.

October 1st is here; the children have been back in school for a month, Christmas is getting closer  and we have a new challenge here at OCS as well as another blog hop.  The challenge theme is Christmas/Halloween/Fall. You must use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge.  If you don't currently own a High Hopes image please use the free digi to enter.  If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

We are still celebrating the "Joys of the Seasons", the  newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

While we are continuing the celebration of the newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting another Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and and winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog, leave a comment, and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a comment on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.  Make sure you check the posts for both OCS and High Hopes blogs on the 7th to see if you are the winner.

We are going to start off with Kristine from High Hopes, then Shari M. from OCS.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Snowman Stumble -- High Hopes Stamp

 Hi there High Hopes fans. I'm back this week to share a Freezin' Season design from High Hopes Stamps!!
The trees were painted with white acrylic for a snowy effect. Touches of glitter and Copic colouring on our little Snowman!
I created a little video to show the details. Hope you like it!! :D
Here's our freezin' season last year. Our backyard tree looking very snowy!
Thanks for peeking! Coloured with Copics # W0,W1,W3,W5,C1,C3,C4,B41,R11,R22,R24,YR24,B000