Thursday, 31 March 2016

Kiss The Cook

I can't believe it's the last day of March already! BBQ season is just around the corner. Honestly, I have a few neighbours that BBQ'd all winter since we didn't have a typical winter. I can't wait for the first burger off the grill which is what Flame Broilin from High Hopes Stamps reminds me of - I can taste it already!

                                                         Donna
                                                                


Before colouring my image, I added the "lips" from the Ironing Irma stamp and then coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut it. I mounted the image on some sky/grass paper to help it pop a little. I paper pieced his apron using paper from Doodlebug. The sentiment was created on my computer. Some twine and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Flame Broilin (Q104) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
White Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Xpress It Cardstock
Sentiment - Franklin Gothic Demi - computer
Patterned Paper: Sunkissed - Doodlebug, In the Country - Whimsy
Ink: Pretty in Pink - Stampin Up
American Crafts Twine,
Dies: Stitched Rectangles - YNS, Label - Quickutz
Silver Gel Pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: LG1 LG2 LG3 LG5 1G2 DR1 DR5 DR7 TN1 TN2 TNY PP4


This month's  challenge is Anything Goes - come play along.  Follow this link to come and add your projects. We can't wait to see what you create.

Don't forget to always Kiss The Cook!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 



Oops Ellie

                                 Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

I can't believe it's the last day of March already! Last Thursday we had a major ice storm and this week (starting Sunday) they are calling for plus temperatures - some of them double digits! It has definitely been crazy weather. Some of my friends didn't fair so well with the ice storm so I thought a card featuring Oops Ellie might cheer them up a little. It could also be used for missed birthdays but today I chose to use to hopefully bring a smile. 




I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and them using a Spellbinders circle and my Fiskars circle cutter to cut it out. The stamp is mounted on grey and pink cardstock and patterned paper from the Vintage Bliss paper pad from Simple Stories. A couple corner dies and some grey gumdrops finish off my simple layout for this card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Oops Ellie (R084) - High Hopes
Love Earth Gumdrops - YNS
Patterned Paper: Vintage Bliss - Simple Stories
Dies: Classic Circles - Spellbinders, Corner Set - Whimsy


Spectrum Noir Markers: 1G1 1G3 1G7 BT2 BT4 BT5 CG1

This month DOUBLE your chances to win! 
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This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.
It's that easy to join the March Challenge!!!

Today is the last day for this awesome sale at High Hopes! 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)

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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Magical Day

                            Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

My post today features Julie's Unicorn and a sentiment from the Sentiment #2 set from High Hopes. Nothing says magic and fantasy in my world like a unicorn. 




Sparkle Close Up


I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and fussy cut him leaving a thin white line. Silver Wink of Stella was added to the mane and tail - what's a unicorn without glitter! 
 Now more then a few of my fellow DT's will laugh at this but I didn't have a background paper I liked for this stamp so I made my own. I stamped plum and bashful blue inks on water colour paper, spritzed it with water and lightly sponges spots of white acrylic paint on it. I let that dry and then added some swooshes with a silver wink of stella pen. The unicorn is popped up with pop dots, a piece of pearl chain was added and silver glitter gumdrops to finish it off. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Julie's Unicorn (U505) - High Hopes
Sentiment: Sentiment Set #2 (U501) - High Hopes
Silver Wink of Stella 
Silver Glitter Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Stitched Rectangle Dies - Your Next Stamp
White Gel Pen 
Ink: Pale Plum, Basful Blue - Stampin' Up 


Spectrum Noir Markers: 1G1 1G2 blender PL4 PL5 black 

This month DOUBLE your chances to win! 
We have started on our March Challenge.  This month we have added Facebook comments so you can double your chances of winning! 

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.
Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.
It's that easy to join the March Challenge!!!

There is also an awesome sale going on at High Hopes! 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them here at 
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I hope you all have a fantastic Easter weekend with friends and family! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Flower Garden

My mom texted me a couple weeks ago and asked me to make a birthday card for her dear friend. I know she likes purple, pink and yellow, and flowers. I also knew Garden Fence from High Hopes Rubber Stamps would be the perfect stamp for her card. 

                                                         Donna
                                                                

Sparkle Close Up


I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, and added some glitter to all the flowers with a rose and clear sparkle pen. I used paper from Little Yellow Bicycle, K and Company and my stash. Grape Jelly Gumdrops and some white ribbon from my stash finish off my card. 
My mom's friend loved the card and even sent an email to be forwarded to me from my mom to thank me. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Garden Fence (S505) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Grape Jelly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Xpress It Cardstock
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: 1G2 1G4 1G6 CG4 JG3 PL4 PL5 Black PP4 PP6 BP3 CT1 CT2 CT4


This month's  challenge is Anything Goes - come play along.  Follow this link to come and add your projects. We can't wait to see what you create.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

I am entering this card into the Spectrum Noir monthly challenge - "Sparkle"



Thursday, 17 March 2016

Crafting

I belong to quite a few card making groups on Facebook and I have alot of friends who craft. Not only do these groups and friends provide inspiration, they also provide a laugh or a chuckle once and awhile. 

This saying has been floating around for a couple weeks now and although I changed the last line......well, some days this saying is true! 

Meet Ironing Irma from High Hopes Stamps and I feel like she would like to be crafting rather then ironing!

                                                         Donna
                                                                

I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, added some glitter to her earrings and dress button and fussy cut her. I used a border from Tattered Lace to cut the bottom out of my cardstock base. I chose to use patterned paper from The Sweetest Thing from MME. A die cut corner, ribbon from my stash and some glittery gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Ironing Irma (T085) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Patterned Paper:The Sweetest Thing - MME
Sentiment: Calibri font - computer 
Ice Ice Baby Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 
Hero Arts Glitter 
Quickie Glue Pen
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Xpress It Cardstock
Corner Die - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 GB8 GB10 EB5 DG2 DG4 CT1 CT4 BT2 BT4 BT5 CR7 1G1 1G2 1G4 


This month's  challenge is Anything Goes - come play along.  Follow this link to come and add your projects. We can't wait to see what you create.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 



Kick Back

 Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

I don't know about anyone else but I do love a nap in the sun from time to time. I would like to introduce you to Snoozin' Sam from High Hopes Stamps. I think this card would be perfect for a birthday, retirement or Father's Day card. 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and fussy cut him leaving a thin white line. His shirt is paper pieced and the glass in his glasses has Glossy Accents on them. The background was made by stamping around a cloud die with Ocean ink, cutting a picket fence die and a spring grass die. A polaroid die in the background breaks up the striped paper and some gumdrops in the corner finish it off. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Snoozin' Sam (T088)
Paper: Homespun - Simple Stories
Glossy Accents - Ranger
Silver Gel Pen
Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Sentiment - Your Next Stamp
Dies: Spring Grass, Insta Love Polaroid Die, Fence and Lampost - Your Next Stamp


Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 DG1 DG3 DG4 TN3 TN5 TN7 DR2 DR1 DR6 CRG GG1 GG2 GG5 TN1 EB1 EB2 GB5 TB8 BT9 TB9

This month DOUBLE your chances to win! 
We have started on our March Challenge.  This month we have added Facebook comments so you can double your chances of winning! 

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

It's that easy to join the March Challenge!!!

There is also an awesome sale going on at High Hopes! 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them here at 
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Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Thursday, 10 March 2016

My Anchor

It's no secret, I am an animal lover. When I saw this stamp from High Hopes I just had to have it! This little guy is so cute sitting here fishing and just hanging out with his dog. 

                                                         Donna
                                                           
     
I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers added some navy blue and white card stock behind it. Silver brads from my stash were added to the corners. I used some paper from the Making Waves Collection from Fancy Pants and Adrift from Basic Grey. The anchor was stamped from the Float My Boat set from Lawn Fawn and fussy cut. The sentiment is from this set as well. I stamped it and used a fishtail banner die from Your Next Stamp to cut it out. Ribbon from American Craft and some white gumdrops from Your Next Stamp finish it off. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Time Well Spent (S077)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Patterned Paper: Wakeboard and All Tied Up - Fancy Pants
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Xpress It Cardstock

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 TCR7 CR11 DR6 TN1 EB1 EB2 BT2 BT4 BT5 BG2 BG4 BG7 1G1 


This month's  challenge is Anything Goes - come play along.  Follow this link to come and add your projects. We can't wait to see what you create.


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 



Never Tire Of You

 I have a fun little card for you today using Tire Swing Dragon and Never Tire sentiment from High Hopes. We had a blast of winter here last week which put me in spring/summer fun thinking mode.



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers. I ran some blue paper through a Cuttlebug embossing folder to give it the look of my dragon swinging high above the grass and cut out a cardstock background for it with a stitched rectangles die. The dragon fussy cut and popped up with pop dots.
 I wanted to add twine to the side of my card but I didn't have a colour to match perfectly. So what is a gal to do? I had some off white twine and lots of it so I cut a piece to the length I wanted, put it on a scrap piece of paper and used the medium colour alcohol marker from my rope on the stamp and coloured my twine with it. Perfect! My card is finished off with my favourite....gumdrops!! 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tire Swing Dragon (R151)Never Tire (E255)
Paper: K and Company, stash
Stitched Rectangle Dies - YNS
Spectrum Noir Markers: LG4 LG5 JG3 LG2 LG3 1G5 1G8 1G10 TN3 TN6 TN7

This month DOUBLE your chances to win! 
We have started on our March Challenge.  This month we have added Facebook comments so you can double your chances of winning! 

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

It's that easy to join the March Challenge!!!

There is also an awesome sale going on at High Hopes! 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them here at 
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Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Do Not Disturb

I don't know about anyone else, but for me the perfect end to a stressful or crazy busy day or week is a nice hot bubble bath. My favourite bubble bath was called Chocolate Fudge Sundae - the whole upstairs of my house smelled like chocolate when I used it. It was awesome, but sadly I don't think they make it anymore. 

In the spirit of relaxing and bubble baths, my post today is using stamp from High Hopes called Betty Bubbles. I think I need to make a Do Not Disturb sign for my bathroom door when I'm having a bubble bath....hmmm....

                                                         Donna
                                                                

Bubble Close Up





I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers added some Diamond Stickles to the bubbles, and cut my image out with a stitched rectangle die. Betty's glasses are done with gold Wink of Stella and glossy accents for the lenses.  I used my scissors to put a distressed edge on the patterned paper although it's hard to see in the picture. The sentiments were created on my computer and the bottom one is popped up with pop dots. Some glitter gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Betty Bubbles (T077) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Patterned Paper:In the Garden - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Berlin Sans FB Demi and Lucida Sans fonts - computer 
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Ice Ice Baby Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp 
Pop Dots - Forever in Time
Gold Wink of Stella
Glossy Accents
Stitched Rectangle, Stitched Square Dies - Your Next Stamp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic Xpress It Cardstock

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 1G1 1G2 1G4 DG1 DG2 DG4 TN3 TN4 TN8 CR4 CT1 CT2 CT4 TN1 EB1 EB2 IBI TB2 



Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 



Surprise!

For my post today, I am using an older High Hopes stamp called Buddy Bear's Surprise and a Happy Birthday sentiment. When I saw this stamp I knew I had to make a Birthday card with it... although I added a twist - a gift card holder inside!


                                                      Donna


Glitter Close Up


Inside



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and although I wasn't going to, I fussy cut him out. I created my card base by cutting a standard A2 size card and then cutting the corner off. I cut my patterned paper to match the corner and inked all my edges with Perfect Plum ink. I cut a scalloped circle and circle to put behind buddy and popped him up with pop dots. For the inside, I made a mauve base, added some patterned paper and stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment. I wonder if hubby will notice I took his Tim's card.....
                                  
  Card Recipe 
Stamp: Buddy Bear's Surprise (S193)Bold Happy Birthday (F087)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Cardstock: Recollections
Patterned Paper: K and Company, Recollections
Dies: Scalloped Circle, Classic Circles - Spellbinders, Build A Banner die - Whimsy Stamps
Ink: Tuxedo Black - Memento, Perfect Plum - Stampin' Up
Star Dust Stickles
Grape Jelly Gumdrops - YNS
Pop Dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 PP1 PP2 PP4 LV1 LV2 LV3 DG2 DG4 CT4 GB5 

A new month also means a new challenge. This month you can DOUBLE your chances to win: 

We have started on our March Challenge.  This month we have added Facebook comments so you can double your chances of winning.  These are the details:
Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

It's that easy to join the March Challenge!!!

There is also an awesome sale going on at High Hopes! 
Save 30% off STOREWIDE until March 31st, 2016 on all stamps!  Get free shipping on orders over $50.00 (before tax & after discount within Canada & the US only)

If you need High Hopes Stamps you can find them here at 
or 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Make It Better

Wow! It's the first of March and spring is just around the corner! 

A new month means a new challenge here at One Crazy Stamper. 

I am a horse lover, well an animal lover to be honest, but horses hold a special place in my heart and always will. I grew up riding my friends horses and had the pleasure of being owned by one - yes you read that correctly lol, for 12.5 years. 

I have more then a few horse stamps but when I saw this one from Your Next Stamp I knew I had to add it to my "collection". There are two stamps with sentiments in this set and it is available at One Crazy Stamper. 



I started by colouring my stamp and cutting it out with a stitched square die. I inked the edges and mounted it on cardstock. The patterned paper is cut using fishtail banner dies. Some green vines, a flower and gumdrops (my favourite) finish off my card.

Card Recipe
Stamp: Jessica With Her Horse - Your Next Stamp
Dies: Stitched Squares, Fishtail Banner Dies - Your Next Stamp
Build A Banner, Vines die - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Bundle of Joy (Echo Park),Necessities - Wood (MME)
 Copic Xpress It cardstock, Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, flower (stash)

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 TN2 TN6 TN7 EB6 EB3 EB5 CG3 CG4 PP3 PP5 DR3 CT2 CT4 GB11 BT2 EB6

I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration from the design team and will come play along with this month's Anything Goes Challenge - we can't wait to see what you create!

Don't forget to stop by One Crazy Stamper online or the store for your crafting needs.......or wants


Thanks for stopping by! Until next time.....