Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Challenge & High Hopes Stamps -- Think Spring Release

April is here and OCS is back with a new challenge.  The OCS DT are using the brand new "Think Spring" release from High Hopes Stamps.  This month's challenge is "Spring".  You can use any stamp except for digital images.  You have all month to join in the fun for a chance to win a fabulous prize from OCS.

Create a project following our theme and enter it into our InLinkz tool below!  We have added a sketch for some creative inspiration.

Challenge Details/Rules:

- YOU CAN USE ANY IMAGE YOU WANT EXCEPT DIGITAL IMAGES.  Any entry using a digital image will be deleted.
- You have all month long to join in our challenge.
- You can enter up to 5 times.
- Only new projects, no back linking to old projects.
- You must link the OCS blog in your entry post.
- Following the OCS blog or Facebook page is appreciated

This month you have the chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice from One Crazy Stamper just for playing our Blog Challenge.

Lori Turner will be joining OCS as a Guest Designer for this month.

Hi there! I am from central Alberta, Canada. I am a color-addicted paper crafter, crocheter and sometimes cross stitcher...I am a runner who loves coffee, candles, stars, snowmen, my family and friends, long walks, and reading. I enjoy spending time with my friends and also alone time in my crafty space :) I was a Stampin' Up! Demo for 12+ years or so and then decided to branch out and explore all the wonderful crafty options out there - and boy oh boy - I have found some treasures! I thoroughly LOVE being on design teams and working with with groups to share and get creative with! CHEERS!!My personal blog is: Caffeinated Creativity

 Supplies used: ChillinCharlie (High Hopes Stamps), XPress It Copic Paper, CopicMarkers: C1, C3, C5, R01, G20, G21, Spellbinder circle dies, Lil Inker Stitched Circle Die, enamel dots, Doodlebug Designer Paper, and pink gingham ribbon

Supplies: High Hopes Rubber Stamps-2 Chicks, Hangin' With My Peeps, MISTI,  Copic Markers, Memento Ink, Versafine Black Ink, Foam Dots, Glue Dots, Gems, Circle Dies, Banner Die, Cloud Die, Doodlebug Pattern Paper.


Supplies: Bunny Blossoms and Happy Easter Stamps - High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Crystal Stickles, Twine - American Crafts, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Misti, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers

 Supplies used:  Garden Lamb & Spring is in the Air (Think Spring Release - High Hopes Stamps), Staz-On Jet Black Ink, Strathmore Watercolor Paper, DP - Water Color Wishes (Lawn Fawn), Zig Real Clean Brush Markers:  071, 069, 100,050, 052,220, 036, 803, 202, 064, 047; Emerald Green Flower Soft, Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew, Nuvo Glitter Drops - Silver Moonlight; Spellbinders - Lacey Circles


Made with High Hopes Willow, Life in full bloom,
Copic MarkersMemento Ink


  1. Hei Sue, I assume the theme is spring, but you still have birthday in the main text LOL. Lovely cards from the DT. Hugz

  2. I am new to paper crafting. This is going to be my first challenge, but I don't have a blog or anything. Can I still participate? I just bought my first rubber stamp and acrylic block last night, just for this challenge. I can't wait. Please advise. Thank you.

    1. Yes, you can still participate Sunny Gyrl. Just add your card to your Google + account. When you have done that, go to the Add your Link button on this page and make a link to your card. That should work.

  3. All of the creations by the designers are wonderful!

    Roberta Stevenson

  4. Thanks for hosting this challenge. Hugs. Monika