Wednesday, December 7, 2016

What Friends Are For

I have a confession... I am having way too much fun playing with the new Woodland Friends release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! 

It is fun to work with winter images that are all about friends and friendship! 

My card today features: "Seeds Of Friendship" and the "Friends Are For" sentiment from the new release. 

I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then cutting it out with a stitched rectangle die. I added some Liquid Applique for the snow. While that dried so I could apply heat to puff it up, I grabbed my patterned paper.

I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with a fishtail banner die. I cut another banner in my cardstock colour and added it.  

I cut out the pieces for my layout and once the applique was dry, I puffed it up and added it to my card. I added a flower and some die cut leaves and some gumdrops - my fav!

Card Recipe
Stamp: Seeds Of Friendship (TT065) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Friends Are For (GG004) - High Hopes Stamps
Patterned Paper: Felicity Collection - Bo Bunny 
Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressIt white gel pen, Stitched Rectangle Die - YNS, Fishtail Banner dies - YNS, Liquid Applique, Foliage die - Spellbinders, Flower - stash, Retro gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers used: PP1 PP3 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN3 TN6 TN7 BT3 BT4 BT5 BT2 JG1 JG6 JG4 1G1 

Our December Challenge is Friends Always and there is a sketch to get your creative juices flowing. Click here to play along - we can't wait to see what your create!

Here's the sketch

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Best Friends Forever & Ever.......

Welcome back everyone to another crazy Tuesday.  For my card today, I have used the new adorable Kovu and Hootie from High Hopes Stamps newest release "Woodland Friends".  I added White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops around the border of the plaid mounted paper.

Supplies used:
There is plenty of time to enter this month's "Always Friends" challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

For any supplies that you might need or want, check out Lora's OCS store (both online and the brick & mortar).  Don't forget to make a list for Santa also.

Until next time, happy crafting


Monday, December 5, 2016

The Friends we Meet Along the Way

Hello friends and it is my turn to share the new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps here at One Crazy Stamper our Challenge is "Friends Always"  this cute bear and his friend make me smile.

The sketch below is another part of our challenge and it is optional for you to use in our challenge, but so awesome to include. 

Thanks again for stopping, and I do hope you get a chance to check out the challenge and Lora's store for some supplies.  Till next time, hope you can be creative too.  Cheers!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Our November challenge winner is....

Thanks for joining in our November challenge -- "Fall/Winter Fun". We had fun looking at all the fabulous entries!  We used to choose the winner.

Last month's winner will be sent their choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps and the winner is:

#32 Sherri's Blog - Hello Friend

Sherri, please email Sue at sberkley51 at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Sherri, please email Sue at sberkley51 at gmail dot com to claim your prize.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Kissing Pandas

Karen Letchworth, OCS' Saturday Guest Designer is back with another adorable card, using the adorable stamp called  Kissing Pandas from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

I'm posting again today for One Crazy Stamper using another adorable High Hopes Rubber Stamp, and this one is called Kissing Pandas.  I colored some of the stamped image with my Copic Markers, and some of it I put together by stamping it onto patterned papers and paper piecing it together.  I just love this sweet color combination.  The patterned papers I used are from Crate Paper Bundled Up line, and I inked the edges of each piece using different colors of Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink.

Like I so often do to my cards, I added a BIG fluffy bow using three coordinating colors of seam binding, and I added a chipboard tag with a sequin and a miniature pearl sticker in the center of the sequin.  I wrapped Silver Metallic String around the chipboard piece, and tied it into a bow.  These soft little touches here and there help to add touches of personality and texture.

I really hope that you will check out all the great products at One Crazy Stamper, and stop by their blog to play along in the current challenge.  There's always lots of great inspiration, and everything you need to create these projects can be found at One Crazy Stamper.

So....that's what I did with the Kissing Pandas stamp from High Hopes Stamps.  What will YOU create next?  We look forward to seeing what you come up with.  

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 2, 2016

Friendship warms the Heart -- High Hopes Stamps

Hello and happy Friday!
Can you believe its already  December!??
Time is flying and my Christmas cards will be in the mail
this  weekend!
My card today features the new Woodland stamps from High Hopes....
Seeds of Friendship found here!
Friendship warms the heart found here!
The image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and a white Sharpie marker.
Lots of beautiful  lace that I received from a friend, snowflakes and Wintery trees!
Wishing you a great weekend!

Thanks for peeking!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Challenge and New High Hopes Stamps Release - "Woodland Friends"

December is here and OCS is back with a new challenge.  The OCS DT will be using the brand new "Woodland Friends" release from High Hopes Stamps.  This month's challenge is "Friends Always".  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.

Marilyn Webb and Karen Letchworth will be joining OCS as Guest Designers for this month.

Guest Designers

Marilyn Webb


HH Stamps, Copic Markers, Flowers, Glue Dots, Twine, Stitched Rectangle Dies, EP Pattern Paper.


High Hopes Stamp-Carolers,  copic markers, Bazzil Cardtock-cream puff,  Corrugated paper, Pattern paper from Bo Bunny, Mulberry Flowers, Twine, sentiment, Chipboard die cuts


 Supplies used:  Moose & Friends, Friends Warm the Heart (Woodland Friends - High Hopes Stamps); Paper - XPress It Blending Cardstock, Copic Markers: E35, E33, E31, E37, E30, E0000, E01, R29, R27, T8 No. 8, R00, B00, BG0000, BG000; Atyou Spica Glitter Pen: 00 - Clear, Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard; YNS Gumdrops - Ice Ice Baby