Friday, August 31, 2012
Cathy Clouston & Mags ! Congrats and please email Lora at (lora at onecrazystamper dot com) to claim your prize.
Check back tomorrow for a new COLOR challenge!
Today I have a product spotlight using Clear gel pens from Sakura
available at One Crazy Stamper.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Hi all, Madge here for another Wonderful Wednesday at OCS. I’ve chosen to make a Circular Stair-Step card today using “Wings of Hope” from the wonderful Chrissie Armstrong designs for Whimsy Stamps . I thought I would make the last of the summer-ie cards. Remember those days of our youth when the Carousel Ride was the only one we could go on. I do, being the shortest person in our family and the youngest and shortest of all my friends – I was soooo happy when I could graduate to the Ferris Wheel and the Octopus. Ok, I’m really dating myself.
Materials used: Wings of Hope; Xpress it blend cardstock; Ranger Archival Black Ink/ Copic Markers; Spellbinders die, Circle Cutter (6 “ and 5 3/4” circle). Flowers; Paper from stash; Crackle Glossy Accents.
This will be my last post for August – so until next week. Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
~ rubber hugz ~
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
I have a very Victorian feel card for you today for you today for One Crazy Stamper.
I used some beautiful dies for today's card on some tan cardstock. The edge die is Lace Light Deco Border from Cheery Lynn Designs. The oval is the Lacey Oval CR1204 from Mariann Design.
For a fun touch I threaded some pink/white bakers twine through circular holes on the oval die. A simple tip for you....use a dab of glue to twist the *needle end* of your thread...and it is simple to sew through the holes with no fraying tip!
Papers are from Authentique's Lively collection. I colored the image from Flourishes set From The Desk Of with Prismacolor Pencils.
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms
Sunday, August 26, 2012
For my last post of the month for One Crazy Stamper, I have used this cute stamp called Curious Little Fairy -- Meljen's Designs from Whimsy Stamps. I used the Flourishes, Flowers and Pink and Black row on the Bingo Challenge.
- Stamp: Curious Little Fairy -- Meljen's Designs (Whimsy Stamps)
- Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
- Paper: X-Press It Blending Cardstock, DP - Curio (Basic Grey)
- Die: Floral Flourishes (Joy Crafts)
- Copic Markers: Skin - E0000, E000; Hair - E33, E30, E21; Crown Y28, Y23, E81, Dress - R000, R30; Shoes - G43; Wings - G40, G82
- Atyou Spica Glitter Pen: 11 - Gold
- Miscellaneous: Flowers, Deco Art Glitter Dust
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Oh wow is it super busy! School starts on Monday for me and textbooks are NO joke! Plus I have been redoing my stamp room/office/study area and I have ikea boxes all over my house! Hopefully it will look how I am picturing in my head! I am realizing how much craft stuff I do have though!
I used fairy tale bug on my card today because school is definitely on my mind. I wanted to color him different and used all kinds of colors on him. Of course I used my copics.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Hi all, Madge here for another wonderful Wednesday at OCS. We still have a “Bingo” or TIC TAC TOE challenge for a chance to win a great prize at OCS.
I promised to show more pockets and pages from my A Ladies Diary mini album, however I have a Summery card to share using a Whimsy Stamp called “Sun Kissed”. I absolutely love these images by Elisabeth Bell – they are so pretty. With this image, I watercolored a background of hills – because I thought of the song “The Hills are Alive” from The Sound of Music, when I looked at the image. The image was stamped with Ranger Archival Black ink onto Xpress It Blend cardstock and colored with copic markers.
Til next week, Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
~ hugs ~
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
This card features the Stamapavie image Hello and a sentiment from the Flourishes set Beauty Within. I colored my image with Copic Markers: E37, E35, E33, E42, W7, W5, W3, RV66, RV55.
I used papers from Authentique's Lively Collection and some Chocolate Lime Candi Embellishments.
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms
Sunday, August 19, 2012
I have used this cute stamp from Stampavie called A Cupboard Full of Surprises for today's post for One Crazy Stamper, and used the Swirls, Die Cut and Polka Dots line on this month's Bingo challenge designed by Madge. To get the swirls, I used one of the swirls in the Two Scoops Swirlie Set by Basic Grey (my stash), stamped it with the Versa mark ink and used Pearlescent Chalk. To similate the polka dots, I used the smallest die from the Spellbinders circle set.
- Stamps: A Cupboard Full of Surprises (Stampavie), Sentiment - Everyday Sayings Notables 4 (Whimsy), Swirls - my stash
- Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa mark
- Paper: X-Press It Blending Cardstock, DP - Meadow Lark (Prima)
- Spellbinders Nestabilities: Large Labels, Standard Circles Large
- Dies: Whimsy Notables Die 4
- Copic Markers: Mice - C00-No. 00, R00; Plates - BV0000, BV00; Flowers - R81, R83, YG17; Cloth - E81; Cupboard - E40, E42, E43
- Miscellaneous: Pearlescent Chalks
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Have you ever colored an image and absolutely LOVED how it turned out??? I did and look at her! I love how the shading of her hair turned out! I used Chloe by Elizabeth Bell for Whimsy Stamps. I stamped her using memento black and colored her with my copics. I used Blossom Nestabilities and cut her out and with the image still in the nestie I sponged some memento green ink around the edges to give it a little depth. I paper pierced around the edges (HUGE tip is to adhere ALL of the top layers together--not the base--and paper pierce through there and then use pop dots so you don't squash your pokes)
Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I have another picture to share today of our daughter and her Dad in a friendly game of Backgammon. You can see why we didn’t really want to leave.
Ok, on with “A Ladies Diary”! I am still working on the cover, but here is another insert in the mini album. AND, it happens to fall into a BINGO line. Pink & Black; Die cut / Punch; Ribbon / Twine.
There are two hidden pockets on the right side. The far right one opens to display another lady and a photo collage, the center right pulls up for a fold out of pictures and journaling. (Sorry – can’t show you for real).
Next week I promise – I will be able to show off more of the hidden pockets. Til next Wed. “Stamp up a Storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day”.
~ hugs ~
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils and used the Gamsol to blend my colors.
Lots of new goodies in the store...be sure you pop by and check them out!
Michelle Pearson - Inspiration Blooms
Sunday, August 12, 2012
For my post today, I have used this adorable stamp called Wart's That Frogs from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. It is absolutely suitable for my daughter in law, whose birthday was Thursday and is absolutely adamant that she is always 29 -- instead of 30 which she actually is.
- Stamps: Wart's That Frogs (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), sentiment from Birthday Hugs - Popcorn the Bear (Crafter's Companion)
- Paper: X-Press It Blending Cardstock; DP - Isabelle (First Edition)
- Spellbinders Nestabilities: Square Swatches, Grommet Tags
- Copic Markers: G40, G43, B91, BG70, YG17, Y17, Y21, Y23, Colourless Blender
- Atyou Spica Glitter Pens: 05 - Lemon, 06 - Melon
- Miscellaneous: Ribbon
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I used the super cute Party Girls from Art Impressions. Usually I am overwhelmed with larger images because I always have trouble getting nice, clean, crisp impressions. Boy was this a no brainer! A perfect impression the FIRST time! Plus these girls are super fun to color! I love using copics and this was a fun image.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Pink & Black
Die Cut / Punch
Ribbon / Twine
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Still on vacation and even though we were going to be home after a week we decided to stay! I think it’s safe to say, we are enjoying the Pacific Ocean immensely! This picture was taken with a full moon.. .. .. Then there is the daytime with a beach to enjoy to the fullest. We are at Boundary Bay in Tswassen, and in the backbround is the elusive Mt. Baker, WA across the bay. I say elusive, because it is very shy – not always wanting to share it’s beauty.
OK, to get on to my post today……. I was so happy that Lora at One Crazy Stamper added Graphics 45, “A Ladies Diary” to her inventory. I am such a Shabby Chic / Vintage lover……and this paper is to die for! I have put together a paper bag book for a very, very special lady – she is not a Vintage lover, but I’m hoping that this will sway her a bit. It is a surprise – so, don’t say anything…….lol. I have put a great deal of work into this mini album, and decided to share two pages of it at a time. I LUV, LUV, LUV mini books and with “A Ladies Diary” I have made secret hiding places for journaling and notes. I’ve had a lot of fun thinking up little pockets for secrets. Unfortunately, since I am not at home, where the book is making it impossible to take pics of how the tags and flaps unfold ().
I have cut pieces of the paper to add 3D elements to the pages along with flowers. I apologize for the paper clips, but the pages would not remain open for photographing.
The two tags on the left side pull out; the tag on the right pulls up and the flap on the right opens up for a hidden pocket. Don’t you just love the flowers and the clocks for the center folds?? I’ve also used glossy accents throughout this album which is shown on the flowers on the left side keeping a tiny envelope and note in place.
Hope this gives you some inspiration to use “A Ladies Diary” . Remember, Stamp up a storm, ink up a wish and send it on to someone to brighten their day.
~ hugs ~