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!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Patiently Waiting

It's time for me to show you all another image from High Hopes Rubber stamps that can be purchased at One Crazy Stamper.  This week I have colored up "Daniel" available to purchase here.  Can you feel the anticipation!

The image was stamped with Memento Black Tuxedo ink from Tsukineko on to Copic Xpress It cardstock, then colored with Copics.  The background paper is from my stash ( meaning it's at least six years old ), and the sentiment is from a Stamping Bella stamp set.  

Copics used - E21, E23, E27, E00, E01, E11, C1, C4, C7, R17, YG93, YG95, YG99, R27, B91, R39, B93, B95, E40, E42 and E43.

Don't forget to color up one of your High Hopes images and enter to win a great prize in our monthly challenge.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Just Because!

Howdy All!
Now I am a big dog fan but when I saw this adorable Kitty stamp I just knew it would make an adorable card! Meet "Kitty's Flutter Friends" from High Hopes Stamps! My Girlfriend just got a new Kitten named Willow and oh my she is just adorable!

Of course the paper from Doodlebugs Kitten Smitten 6x6 collection was perfect for this cutie! I stamped my image and then masked it off. Using Distress Oxide ink in Salty Ocean and a cloud border stencil I created the sky background. I did also use Distress ink(Mowed Lawn) on the grass but wasn't happy with it, so I added a bunch of grass on top with my Copic markers. The "Just Because" is also a HH sentiment!
Copics Used:
C1, C2, C4, C5, C6
R01, R81, R83, R85
BG11, BG23, Y21
YG09, YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Brrrrr....it's cold outside!!

Happy Monday OCS Fans!  We have had such a cold spell going on here in Southern Ontario for the last week or so.  I thought this stamp would be perfect to reset the mood and help us thing Spring, it's called Springtime Teapot from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

I decided to go with all soft colors for this card...just to help the Springy mood.  The sentiment seemed a perfect fit for the lovely flowers on the teapot.

Copics - C6, C4, C2, T4, T2, T0, R85, R83, R81, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y000, Y00, Y02, G05, G03, G02

You can grab this stamp at OCS HERE or direct from High Hopes HERE
The sentiment can be found HERE at OCS or direct from High Hopes HERE 

I hope you enjoyed today's Springy post!

Happy Craftin'!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Drum Roll.... December's Challenge Winner is......

Thanks for joining us in our December Challenge -- "Christmas/Winter".  We enjoyed looking at all the fabulous entries.

We used Random.org to choose the winner.  December's winner will be sent 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of their choice.

The winner is: #18  Melanie

Melanie, please email Sue at sberkley51@gmail dot com for instructions on how to claim your prize.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

As special as you are -- High Hopes stamps!

Hi there, happy Saturday!
I've been playing around with High Hopes .....
Hoping your day found here!
 Lots of  warm sunny colours to help beat the Winter blues!
I used my white sharpie marker to add hi-lights,butterflies and warm yellow ribbon too. The frame was coloured with Prismacolor pencils :) 
 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!