Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Please Keep it a Secret

Shhhh, don't tell the boss lady, but I had technical difficulties this week - meaning I had the image all colored and cut out ready to go, and then I decided to get creative.  I tried to do a fancy background with distress inks and salt, but didn't realize that it was going to take a few more hours to completely dry to the touch, so I put my fingers on the background and then touched the colored image..... needless to say my poor image now has several blue fingerprints all over it!!!!  So instead of an adorable penguin floating by to wish you a Merry Christmas, I have chosen to showcase some of my older cards using High Hopes rubber stamps.

This first image is Cowboy Snowman available here.

And this cutie is Candy Cane Penguin available at One Crazy Stamper. 

And lastly this is Snowman Cup of Love which you can purchase here.

I hope you enjoyed the look back at some of my favorite High Hopes cards!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ho Ho Ho!!!

Where has the year gone!!!!  It's the first day of the last month of 2015 and because it's a new month, that means that it is time for the next challenge at One Crazy Stamper.  

I have colored up the image Three Pane Christmas and paired it with the Ho Ho Ho sentiment, both of which are available for purchase at One Crazy Stamper.  

Card Recipe - Copic Sketch Markers
Reds - R24, R27, E29
Skin - E000, E01, E11
Whites - B0000, C1, Colorless Blender
Greens - G21, G24, G28
Background - B01
Nose - YR04, YR09
Blacks - T4, T7, T10
Reindeer - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

You've Got Mail

Last card today for the November challenge at One Crazy Stamper, and it's an adorable little hedgehog.  This is High Hopes Rubber Stamps Happy Mail, available to purchase here.  I have colored it with Copics, then fussy cut, and mounted on the card front which features an older die from Lea'bilities called Scenery with House.  Some iridescence glitter glue finish off the card.

Card Recipe
Envelopes - E40, E43
Greens - G40, G43, G46
Whites - B32, Colorless Blender
Body - E11, E13, E15
Fur/Nose/Post - E25, E27, E29
Reds - R24, R27, R29

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wishing You

One of my all time favorite images today.  I first colored this adorable penguin a couple of years ago, and recently decided that it deserved to be reinked and redesigned, so.......

This cutie is a retired stamp from Wild Rose Studios, that I have colored with Copics, then added polar white Flower soft details to the hat.  After fussy cutting I placing it on the card front featuring paper from my stash.  The star die is from Memory Box and the Warm Wishes die is from Frantic Stamper.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dapper Dan Wishes You a Merry Christmas

Less then six weeks to go before Christmas is here, and this month the design team at One Crazy Stamper is celebrating by showing you projects featuring products from High Hopes rubber stamps.

This wonderful gentleman snowman is Dapper Dan which you can purchase here.  I have stamped him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic Xpress It cardstock and then colored him with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting him out I have added him to a card front featuring paper from Simple Stories, a sentiment die from Impression Obsession, and ribbon and wooden snowflake embellishments from my stash.

Card Recipe
Snowman - E50, E30, Colorless Blender, W0
Vest/Berries - E17, E19, E18
Greens - E81, E84, E87
Nose - E95, E99
Hat, Buttons, Wood Handle of umbrella - E44, E47, E49

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quilted Santa

Today's post is another card I finished back in September, and just never got around to posting.

This is Quilted Santa from Penny Black stamps, that I colored with Copic markers, then matted and mounted on to the card front.  The tree die is an older Marianne Designs Creatable, the sentiment is from Crafters Companion and then I added jute twine accents.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Animal Carols

Christmas is fast approaching - the time of family gathering and the age old tradition of caroling at your neighbors homes.  I think these two characters would be a welcome addition to any choir.

This is High Hopes Rubber stamps Mudzie and Chopper's Caroling available to purchase here at One Crazy Stamper.  I have colored the image with Copics, then mounted on paper from my stash.  The embossed kraft paper card front was created with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Card Recipe
Scarf - E84, E87, E89
Earmuffs/Mitts - E04, E07, E08
Antlers/Boot Cuffs/Book - E40, E41, E43
Hoofs/Boots - E74, E77, E79
Beaver - E13, E15, E19
Box - E30, E33, E35
Moose - E29, E79, E49
Ground - E11

Baby Love

Big News this week - my daughter and her husband welcomed their first child into the world, so I am officially a grandmother to a beautiful baby boy!!!!

Today I'm showing you two wonderful baby cards I made earlier this year featuring images from La La Land stamps and paper from Carta Bella.  Both images were colored with Copic markers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Christmas Banner

Here's another image that I have owned for a couple of years but never got the chance to stamp and color even though I adore it - it's penguins - what more do I have to say!!!

This is a Lili of the Valley image that unfortunately seems to be discontinued as I cannot find it on their site.  I have colored in with Copics, and then added Stampendous Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel for the look of snow.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Baking Time

In my home Christmas means baking - shortbread in many favors including Chia and lavender, ginger sparkles, ginger and cream cheese swirls, butter tarts, and so many others need to be baked with loving care.  Visitors are always greeted with many treats at this special time of year.

For today's card for One Crazy Stamper I have used the Mr & Mrs Claus from High Hopes rubber stamps.  I colored the image with Copics, added furry details with Stampendous white fun flock.  The sentiment is also from High Hopes rubber stamps available here, and was also colored with an R29 Copic marker.

Card Recipe
Skin - E00, E01, E11
Reds - R35, R3;7, R39
Greens - G21, G24, G28
Blacks - T4, T7, T10
Tray - T2, T4
 Browns - E31, E35
Shadow on Apron - C1

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Treasured Friends

I have always adored Whipper Snapper stamps, and now they are selling their images worldwide, so as soon as they became available I grabbed a few!!!!  Of course for those of you who know me, that means my newest collection is growing rapidly.

This is just one of several new images I just had to add -  it is entitled Winter Get Together.  I have colored it with Copics, then added Flower Soft Polar White and Liquid Embossing to create the look of snow.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

A Kiss to Celebrate the Season

Time for a new challenge at One Crazy Stamper and this month we are looking for projects that are Christmas/Winter themed.  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.

This sweet image is Mooshie Steals a Kiss available at One Crazy Stamper here.  I have colored it with Copics, then fussy cut it and popped it up on the card front I created by inking a Cuttlebug embossing folder with Ranger Distress Antique Linen ink, then running in through my Cuttlebug.  The finishing touches are a wooden snowflake, twine, and a sentiment I did on my computer.

Card Recipe
 Reds - R27, E29, R39
Light Browns - E50, E51, E53
Dark Browns - E55, E57, E59
Greens - BG93, BG96, BG99
Hoofs, His Boots - E47, E49

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Halloween Vampire!

October has flown by and there are only two more days until Halloween is celebrated!

My card today features another adorable new image from the latest High Hopes release.  This is "Vampire Treats" available here, that I have colored with Copics, and then fussy cut.  The card front was created with Distess Inks ( Black Soot, Broken China, and Mustard Seed ), and a Memory Box die.  The sentiment is also a High Hopes stamps that you can purchase here.

Copics - T4, T7, T10, R24, R27, R29, YR04, YR09, V04, V06, V09, E000, E00, E01, E23, E27, E29 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Little Mummy

Halloween is quickly approaching - soon the little ghosts and goblins will be out trick or treating and my card today is perfect for the season.  

This is "Mummy" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps that I colored with Copics.  The card front is black card stock that I ran through my Cuttlebug to get the pumpkin embossing, which I then highlighted with orange and green Viva Decor Inka Golds.  After wrapping the card front with some bits of torn cheesecloth, I mounted the fussy cut image and a sentiment from High Hopes stamps to finish it off.

Copics used - C1, C3, C5, E00, E01, E11, YR04, YR09, E25, B24, RV32, Colorless Blender

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Little Request Please!!!

This is it - the big weekend for eating lots of turkey is just a couple of days away, but this poor little guy has a special request for you - GO VEGAN!!!!!

This sweet image is from High Hopes Rubber stamps available here, and is called "Tom's Plea".  I have colored him with Copics including the front of the card.  Some ribbon trim and punched leaves finish off the card front.

Card Recipe
Turkey - E23, E27, E29
Oranges - YR04, YR09, YR18
Reds - R24, R27, R29
Blacks - T5, T8, T10
Neck, Beak, Feet, Handle of sign - E40, E42, E43
Ground - C1
Background - FY1

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

This Way to .....

Ti's the season ... okay not that season but the season of the pumpkin is here!  There are several places around my home town that offer pick your pumpkin, with the added attraction of corn mazes that people of all ages are enjoying!

My card today for One Crazy Stamper would be the perfect card for a pumpkin patch party.  This is "Pumpkin Patch" from High Hopes Stamps available here.  I have stamped it on Copic Xpress It cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, then colored it with my Copics.  

Card Recipe
Oranges - YR16, YR07, YR09, YR18
Flower pot - E07, E09, E18
Sign - E31, E34, E37, E39
Flowers - R39, R59, RV69, R37
Crow - T4, T7, T10
Greens - YG93, YG95, YG87
Sky - B00

Sunday, October 4, 2015

More Advents

Christmas season is fast approaching, and last year I did several advent calendars to celebrate the season.  Here's photos of two of the advent calendars I made last year.

The first version features a bird and his home, while the second one features an older Hallmark ornament of Santa.

Loved making them and I hope you enjoy looking at them!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Beary Snowy

Mother Nature is giving us a taste of winter today - just a few snowflakes flying around, but the temperature is only 3 and the wind is brutal - brrrrrrrrr is all I can say!

Here's another card that I colored last year - amazing what you find in your old posts.  This adorable image is from Lili of the Valley that I colored with Copics.  The hat received a coat of Polar White Flower Soft to add some dimension, and a wood snowflake mounted in the corner of the card front, finishes off the card.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cold Hands....

Here's another card that I did last winter, and then forgot to post.  It's the perfect card for today as our wonderful summer weather is coming to an abrupt end - it's currently 20 but tomorrow's high is a cool 4 with snow and sleet!!  Brrrrrr!!!!

This adorable image and sentiment are from Lili of the Valley.  The image was colored with Copics, cut out with a Spellbinder die, and then mounted on paper from my stash.  The snowflake border and individual snowflakes are from Joy Craft.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Blog Hop

October 1st is here; the children have been back in school for a month, Christmas is getting closer  and we have a new challenge at OCS as well as another blog hop.  The challenge theme is Christmas/Halloween/Fall.  Remember you  can have up to 5 entries, but no digital stamps.  The challenge prize will be two High Hopes Rubber Stamps of the winner's choice.

We are still celebrating the "Joys of the Seasons", the newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

While we are continuing this celebration of this newest release of Christmas/Halloween/Fall rubber stamps the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting another Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and and winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a comment on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.  Make sure you check the posts for both OCS and High Hopes blogs on the 7th to see if you are the winner.

This cutie is "Frankie" available here.  I have colored the image with Copics, then fussy cut and adhered it to the card front that features the Wonky Squares Spellbinders die, a sentiment from High Hopes Stamps available here, and some orange pearls made with a Viva Décor pen.
Card Recipe
Skin - YG93, YG95, YG97
Pumpkin - YR04, YR15, YR14, YR18
Suit - V25, BV25, BV29
Screws - N3, Wink of Stella silver
Fangs, Candy, Inside of Eyes & Nose of Pumpkin - Y38
Blacks - N4, N7, N10, B01
Shirt - B000, B01, B02
Ground - C1
Here's the list of the design team members and the order of the blog hop, so from my blog your next stop is Lisa's.

Shari M.
Shari G.
Lora (Owner of HH and OCS)

Monday, September 28, 2015

Play Hard

I've been going through my drafts of posts, and have noticed that I have a lot of cards that never got posted, so here's the first of many older cards from earlier this year.

This card features a Prima stamp that I colored with Copics, and then mounted on older Basic Grey paper.  To achieve the texture on the overalls I used some Copic Blender solution in a mister and a cross hatch textured stamp,  The gears are a die from Memory Box, and the sentiment is an oldie from my stash.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Autumn Adorable!!

The days are getting cooler, you can feel the change of season in the air, but I love the color explosion of fall, with all the beautiful gold, red and orange hues in the leaves of the trees.  My card today celebrates the season!

This adorable image is Fairy Twila from C. C. Designs that I have colored with Copics, and then mounted on older paper from Chatterbox.  The ribbon was a steal from Costco, and the flowers are from my stash and are a mix of Prima, Wild Orchid and even some from the local big box craft store.  The sentiment is from Whipper Snapper stamps.  Love this stamp and will be using her again soon - maybe you'll see her pop up as a Christmas card!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Snow Fun

Another Christmas card to show you today!  This cutie is "In the Snow" from Penny Black stamps, that I have colored with Copics.  The snowflake die is from Joy Craft and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.