Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sweet Little Arabelle

I've been absent a lot for the last two weeks due to not feeling 100%, some little bugs must have been sharing the plane ride to Ontario and back, and lucky ole me caught the bug.  First a cold, then chills and fever, and now an ear infection that is definitely slowing down my creative time, but I have a few projects saved for these rainy days.
This little tag was made with "Arabelle" a Frog and Whiskers image that I purchased while visiting One Crazy Stamper this month.  The image was colored with Copics, then texturized with the blender solution and a scrap of terry cloth.  I layered the image on a scrap of cardstock, added ink, a digital tag image from The Paper Shelter, ribbon, and flowers.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


It's the last Tuesday of the month - ALREADY!!!!  Where did the month go?!!
Since it's the last Tuesday it must be time to do the Terrific Tuesday post for One Crazy Stamper and for today's card I've combined three High Hopes Stamps to make one cute card.
This is "Little Sleuth" and "Watson", which were both stamped on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and then colored with Copics.  I then fussy cut the images, and popped them up on the card front that was embossed with the Crafts Too Bone and Pawprint Folder, and lightly inked with Rich Cocoa Memento ink.  The faux stitches were done with a red Copic Sketch marker, and the Tracking sentiment is also from High Hopes ( the inside of the card has the remaining sentiment -  Your Birthday ).

Monday, September 24, 2012

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!

Wow -- One Crazy Stamper has just added a whole bunch of new High Hopes to the online store site and they are mostly images celebrating the Christmas season and winter.  Love snowpeople, sentiments and all things winter, so I just had to take the time to color up a couple of the new images.

This is "Snowmans Cup of Love" available here.

And this image is called "Snowy Portrait" which is already sold out, but Lora will be restocking the image. 

The images were all colored with distress inks and then matted on to card fronts using some of my scrap paper collection.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Christmas Song

Back to distress inks and the wonderful watercolor effect you achieve with the inks when you paint with them.  This card features a Stamps Happen Inc image entitled "Chickadee" by artist Carolyn Shores Wright.
The image is mounted on the inside of the card, while a circle opening on the front is framed with the Frostyville Wreath die cut from Memory Box.  The sentiment is from The Stampin' Up Christmas Lodge set.  This card will be one of three cards in an upcoming class for distress ink painting.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Adventure Awaits!!

I love to color images using all of one color family and today's card shows my favorite - all of the browns from the Copic's earth tone family!!  The image is a lovely Saturated Canary entitled "Pack Light" that is matted and popped up on dp from the Traveler collection by My Mind's Eye. 
  Card Recipe
Image - Saturated Canary Pack Light digital stamp
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Designer Paper - MME Traveler
Copics - Skin - E0000, E00, E01
Hair - E15, E19, E18
Shirt - E59, E79, E49
Skirt - E51, E53, E55
Top Suitcase - E23, E27, E29
Earrings, Sock, Clothing on Left - E40, E41, E42
Purse, Clothing on Right - E43, E44, E47
Camera, Wheels, Luggage handles - E74, E77, E79
Shoe, Bottom suitcase - E81, E84, E87
Straps on bottom suitcase, dots on skirt - E49
Pearls - Viva Decor Pearl Pen Brown
Spellbinders Label 14
Saturated Canary Challenge - #25 "B's" - Browns, Baggage, Bows
The Pink Elephant Challenge - TPE166 Monochrome
Crafty Calendar Challenge - September Colour Challenge - Brown & Creams

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Paper Shelter Challenge #82

Fall is in the air - the nights are cooler and leaves are starting to change color, so the theme for this week's challenge at the Paper Shelter is Fall - use fall colors, a fall image or both to celebrate the changing of the seasons!!  I have colored the image "Gypsy Dance" with Copic markers then matted it on to dp from Bo Bunny.  The flower is from Recollections, leaves are a Prima product and the sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps.

Don't forget that The Paper Shelter is now offering a fantastic prize of a $30.00 gift certificate to the winner if they have used a Paper Shelter image, or your choice of 3 of their fabulous images if your winning card uses another stamp company.

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - #51 All the Leaves and Brown
Bearly Mine Challenges - #53 Fall Colors
Paper Take Weekly - A Hazy Shade of Autumn

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Latte to Go Please!!!!!!!!!

It's time for Terrific Tuesday at One Crazy Stamper, and this week I have this awesome card to show you - all of the product used to make this card is available at One Crazy Stamper.

Here's a special card for ONE OF THOSE DAYS!!!!  You all know what kind of day I'm referring to, and we have all had at least one of those days ourselves, so when I saw this new stamp from Art Impressions I knew that it would be perfect to have a few cards with the image and sentiment on hand!
The set "All Tied Up" and "To Go" are colored with Copics, fussy cut and mounted on some of last year's Bo Bunny Zoology collection of papers.
You still have a couple of weeks to enter the challenge at One Crazy Stamper - the theme this month is a color one of Kraft, Black and Red.
Through the Craftroom Door - #36 Anything Goes
Make It Monday - #107 Anything Goes
Crafts Spot by Kimberly - #69 Wild About You

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sweet Wonderful You!!

I simply adore Jenn's quirky animals from the Doodle Garden, and this fabulous owl is definitely one of my favorite images.

This is Little Hoot Star Shine colored with Copics, fussy cut and mounted on dp from American Crafts Amy Tangerine collection. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.
Love to Create Challenge - #33 Things with Wings
Marker Pop - #7 Color Something
Crazy Challenge - #129 Spots or Stripes
Just Us Girls Challenges - #154 Rainbow Colors (graphic inspiration)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shiver Me Timbers!!!

Here's another card that fits this month's challenge theme of Kraft, Red and Black over at One Crazy Stamper.  This is High Hopes "The Thundering Rogue" available here at OCS.

I stamped the image with Versa Mark embossing ink and used black embossing powder to heat emboss the image. Using only three colors of Prismacolor pencils ( black , crimson red, and light umber ), and Gamsol with Tortillons I colored and blended out the colors to give shadows and highlights. The sentiment is from an older Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment set, and to finish off the edges on the card front I used Tim Holtz's Black Soot Distress Ink Pad.

Check out what the rest of the team has created over at the challenge blog and then enter to win a fantastic prize.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Winner of OCS Blog Hop

And the winner is......

#15 Lillian Child
as chosen by

Congratulations Lillian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Please email me at with your mailing address, and we will send out the stamp set to you.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


It's a MayzyArt challenge day today and the theme this time around is "WICKED".
I've colored the image Marina with Copics, fussy cut her, and popped her up on dp from Echo Park. 
Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams inspirational creations, and then enter to win at MayzyArt Challenges.

One Crazy Stamper Birthday Blog Hop!!

Today we are celebrating One Crazy Stampers 1st year anniversary for the brick and mortar store! If you are local, today there will be make n takes, special classes, a charity BBQ fundraiser, and PRIZES!!
And we didn't want to leave out our online friends. So we have a Design Team blog hop for you today! And what is a blog hop without PRIZES!?! So HOP with us and enjoy some inspiration from the OCS Design Team.  Leave a comment on each of the design teams blogs for a chance to win this awesome exculsive stamp set that the lovely folks from High Hopes have designed for One Crazy Stamper.

If you've arrived here from Sue's blog you are in the right place, but if you've lost you're way here's the blog hop order:
Shari - that's me
Here's my card to celebrate this special day with One Crazy Stamper!!

This is Dawn with Flowers from Nellie Snellen, colored with Copics, cut out with a Spellbinders die, and then mounted on to dp from my favorite, favorite, favorite paper right now - Bo Bunny's Serenade collection.  I used a Viva Decor pearl pen to add small gold dots and accents to the poppies on the dp, and randomly placed dragonfly brads, from my stash, to complete the card.
The next stop on the hop is Madge's awesome site here!
Happy Hopping!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

More Christmas Inspiration

One of my friends and coloring guru, recently shared a new purchase - this fabulous Art Impressions stamp!
This is one of the new tri-fold stamp sets available at Art Impressions - this is Village!
I love the idea of using one stamp set to create such an interactive card, and the instructions that are included with the set are very easy to understand.  I have colored the image with Distress Inks, then added white flocking to the snowman hat, and lots of Polar White Flower Soft to make the scene sparkle. 
The set includes a sentiment but I changed to this SU sentiment!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

TPS #80 Tags You're it

Time for the next challenge at The Paper Shelter and the theme this time is "Tags
You're It".    I have colored the image "Learning is Fun!" with Copics then matted it on some school themed paper from my stash.  The tags are from the local big box office supply store, sentiments, brads, and ribbon are also from my stash.
There is also big news from the owners of The Paper Shelter - they have decided to increase the amount of the gift certificate to $30.00 if you use a TPS image, and are the winner of the challenge.
But don't forget, if you don't use a TPS image you can still win 3 images of your choice from the store!  So hop on over to the challenge blog here, and leave some love for the wonderful inspirational projects that the dt have created, then enter to win!
Critter Challenge - #131 Back to School is Cool
Incy Wincy Designs - Back to School
Love To Create Challenge - #31 Back to School
Kenny K's Krafty Krew - #109 Back to School

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Happy, Happy Day!!

I have some news to share with you today, and maybe a card as an extra bonus!!
Most importantly, this coming Saturday, September 8th is the one year anniversary for the brick and mortar store for ONE CRAZY STAMPER!!!!
 ***** Additional news - Guess who's going to be a special guest at the party!!!  I can't wait to meet the awesome Lora in person!!!!*******
For those of us that don't live in the Bolton, Ontario area, and can't make it to the big celebration, the design team is holding a fantastic blog hop on the big day!  We will be celebrating by showing you all some wonderfully designed cards and giving away some fabulous prizes!! 
If you live in the area, One Crazy Stamper store is having a big anniversary bash - there will be make and takes, prizes, treats, special guests and who knows what other surprises Lora has planned for the big day.  Be sure to visit the store this Saturday and join in the fun!!
Today I can finally announce that I have my first ever published card in a wonderful magazine - Designed to Color is a fabulous new addition to the coloring world, featuring nothing but colored images in different mediums - you can subscribe to either the digital or print issues by clicking here.  I can't show you the card here yet, but if you're like me and can't wait for the print issue, my card is on page 35 of the digital issue!!  It was one of my goals this year to get published, and I am so grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and to be included with all of the other fabulous card designers that are featured in the magazine.
Alright, now that I've covered all of the news here's a card for today -
Crafty Sentiments - Male Cards
Creative Craft Challenge - All About the Boys

Monday, September 3, 2012

Muddy Wishes

My son recently celebrated his 28th birthday and since he loves to play in the mud ( off roading in his Toyota Tundra, which he has lovingly spent tons of money converting into what I am sure is an awesome piece of work ), I decided to find an appropriately themed image to color.
Although it's not a truck, it's still playing in mud and the sentiment seems to be a perfect match to the image.  This is "Maximum Mud" from Kenny K's digital store, colored with Copics.
Hooked on Crafts - #24 Cards for Men
By the Cute and Girly - September Challenge - Boys/Men

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Doodle Garden "School Days" Challenge

If you are looking for my post for One Crazy Stamper, please see the previous post.

September and school, the two just go together, and today at The Doodle Garden the challenge theme is "School Days".  You have until September 12th to play and win 5 digital images from our sponsor.

This month the sponsor for the challenge is Softpencil Studios who supplied us with the cute "School Bus" image featured on this page.  The image was colored with a mix of Copics and Prismacolor pencils with Gamsol.  I printed out three copies of the image, and layered different elements to add dimension.  For complete details for the challenge please visit The Doodle Garden here.

Jungle Fever!!

September has arrived already - is it just me, or do the years seem to be flying by way too fast!!  A new month means a new challenge at One Crazy Stamper, and design team member Joni has chosen the theme this month.  She has challenged all of us to a color challenge - Kraft, Red and Black.

I started my card by creating the backgound scene.  Using several different companies version of kraft cardstock I stamped the Jungle background from High Hopes, then fussy cut parts of the image from each color of kraft, and popped them up on the original stamped background, creating a 3-D version.  Walkabout Wally also from High Hopes is stamped on Xpress It cardstock, colored with Copics and also fussy cut and popped up on the card front.
Please visit the One Crazy Stamper challenge blog to see all of the beautiful works of inspiration that the rest of the design team have created for you, then get coloring and enter to win!!!