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Saturday, August 1, 2015

August Calendar Page - OCS Inspirational Month

Hello and Happy 1st of August!  This month on the OCS blog the DT will be sharing inspirational posts with you daily for the whole month, but do not worry we will be back in full swing with a challenge in September for you!

This month since the weather is going to be HOT HOT HOT I decided to create a fun summer calendar page to share with you....
August Calendar Page Supplies used: 
* Images - High Hopes Stamps, Washed Up Waterbug, Bob, Bubbles & Sentiment 
* Crealies Coral Dies 
* Orange Cardstock
* Glossy Accents
 
Here are some close ups of the adorable images used....

 Copic Colours Used:
* Dark Bug:  T6, T4, T2
* Light Bug:  T4, T2, T0
* Sand:  E74, E71, E70
* Black:  T8, T6, T4
* Purple:  BV04, BV02, BV01
* Orange:  YR14, YR12, YROO
* Pink:  RV95, RV93, RV91

I sure hope that you enjoy this month's calendar as much as I enjoyed making it to share with you!
 
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!!
Hugs;
 

Friday, July 24, 2015

High Hopes Stamps, Bob Love Tubing!

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  Today I have another fun "Bob" card to share with you, let me know what you think....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Bob Love Tubing
* Sentiment: High Hopes Stamps
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Bamboo Leaves
* Distress Inks:  Spiced Marmalade & Tumble Glass
* Paper:  Doodlebug 6x6 Paper Pad, Boys Only
* White, Orange and Green Cardstock
* Glossy Accents (Sunglasses, mouth, splashes and entire innertube)
* Dies:  Spellbinder Classic Squares & Petite Labels 1 + Your Next Stamp, Puffy Clouds
(Please visit www.onecrazystamper.com to purchase the above listed supplies)

Here is a close up of Bob to see the Copic colours used....
Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E79, E59, E25, E21
* Sunglasses & Tube:  T8, T6, T4, YR16, YR12 + Glossy Accents
* Shorts:  Paper Pieced + YG91
* Water:  BG53, BG11,BG000, BG0000, 0

I hope that you enjoyed today's card!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
Hugs;

Friday, July 17, 2015

Water Fun!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Since we are really having some great weather lately and I bet a few of you have had vacation time so I thought that I would share a fun Summer time card with ya....
 Supplies Used:
* Images:  High Hopes Stamps, Bob's a Surfer & Gabriel Loves Tubbing
* Sentiment: High Hopes Stamps
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers (colours used listed below)
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
* Paper:  First Edition 6x6 Paper Pad, Up & Away
* Red & Yellow Cardstock
* Glossy Accents (Sun Glasses, mouths, and glue for ropes)
* Dies:  Sizzix, Sunburst & Spellbinders, Classic Circles Small
* Embossing Folders: Sizzix, Waves & Cuttlebug, Skyward Clouds
* 3D Pop Dots
* Red & White Bakers Twine
(please visit www.onecrazystamper.com to purchase the above listed products)

Here is a close up of the amazing images to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E79, E59, E25, E21
* Shorts, Sunglasses & Life Jacket:  R29, R24, R22, T8,T6, T4
* Surfboard:  Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11
* Rope Handle:  R29, R24, R22
* Shirt:  Y19, Y15, Y11,YG67, YG17, G03
* Innertube:  T8,T6, T4, Y19, Y15, Y13, Y11
* Water:  B12, B00, B000, B0000

I hope that you enjoyed today's card!

Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
Hugs;

Friday, July 10, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Gabriel Love to Skateboard

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today I have a card to share with you that I made using the new High Hopes Stamps, Gabriel Love to Skateboard....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps - Gabriel Love to Skateboard
* Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers (colours used listed below)
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk & Nautical Blue
* Paper: Fancy Pants
* Washi Tape
* Mini Blending Tool
* Zig Pen
* 3D Pop Dots
* Glossy Accents (wheels, eyes and mouth)
* Red Cardstock
* Spellbinders:  Classic Circles Large and Small
(head on over to www.onecrazystamper.com to purchase the above supplies)

Here is a close up of this awesome new image to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E79, E59, E25, E21
* Pants: W7,B99, B97, B95
* Shirt:  Paper Pieced + E42, E41
* Shoes & Wheels:  T8,T6, T4
* Skateboard:  R39, R37, R35
* Ground:  T6, T4, T2, T0

I hope that you enjoyed today's card!  See you next Friday =)


Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
Hugs;

Friday, July 3, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Gabriel's Loves to Surf!

Hello and Happy Friday!  Today I have a fun card to share with you using the new High Hopes Stamp image called "Gabriel Loves to Surf"....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Gabriel Loves to Surf
* Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps, Sentiment #3
* Copic Xpress It cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
* Your Next Stamp Gumdrops, Aquamarine
* 3D Pop Dots
* Glossy Accents (shorts, splashes & sentiment)
* Paper: Carta Bella 6x6 Paper Pad, Summer Lovin'
(all above listed supplies can be purchased at www.onecrazy stamper.com)
* Cardstock: Stampin' Up Riding Hood Red

Here is a close up of Gabriel to see the Copic colours used....
 
Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11,E00, E000
* Eyes:  B14
* Hair:  E23, YR24, YR21, Y11
* Shorts:  R29, R24, R22, R21, YG03, YG01
* Board:  G99, G94, G82, G40
* Water:  B14, B12, B00, B000, B000
 
I hope you enjoyed today's card!
 
 
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
Hugs;


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

OCS July Challenge -Anthing Goes!

Hello and Happy 1st of July!  Today we start a new Challenge over at One Crazy Stamper and the theme this month is Anything Goes!!!
 
As Always on the 1st of the month I have my monthly Calendar page to share with you using the new High Hopes image, Gabriel Loves Baseball.
Such a cutie eh?  As you can see I decided to go with a baseball theme in honor of my beloved Toronto Blue Jays - Go Jay's Go!  I cut my image out in the shape of home plate, what do you think??
 

July Calendar Page Supplies: 
* Image:  High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Gabriel Loves Baseball 
* Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps, Sentiment Set #3 
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock 
* Copic Sketch Markers 
* Your Next Stamp Gumdrops, Blueberry 
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
* Paper:  BoBunny 12x12 Back To Basics, U Bug Me! Arrows
* Cardstock:  Stampin Up, Pacific Point
* Michaels:  Base Ball Brads
* Michaels:  Foam Finger (cupcake topper!!)
* 1" Square punch to make the banner look on the sentiment
(All above listed links can be purchased at www.onecrazystamper.com)

Here is a close up of Gabriel about to hit his home run....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E49, E59, E25, E21
* Blue:  B28, B26, B24
* Beige:  E42, E41, E40
* Black:  T8, T6, T4
* Ball:  C1, C00, R24
* Bat:  E44, E43, E42, E41
* Plate:  C3, C1, C00, 0
* Ground:  E47, E44, E43, E99, E42

I hope that you enjoyed this month's calendar page and that maybe I inspired you to enter into this month's challenge at One Crazy Stamper!
 
 
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
Hugs;

Friday, June 26, 2015

OCS June Tutorial- Shrink Plastic

Hello and Happy Friday!!!  Today I have a special Tutorial to share with you on how to use "Shrink Plastic" on your cards and scrapbook pages. Have you ever looked at someone's project and saw them use shrink plastic and wonder how they do that, well you can find out here today!!! You can choose to cut the Shrink Plastic using scissors, with your die cut machine and your dies or you can stamp and image using StazOn ink and cut out and colour using your Copic Sketch Markers.

Today you will see three completed examples, one I cut the plastic with a Spellbinder shape,  one I just stamped and cut out with scissors and the other one I stamped, cut and coloured with my Copic Sketch markers! Check it out...

To Start off you will need to have Inkssentials Shrink Plastic by Ranger....
Inkssentials Shrink Plastic Sheets P29809
 
And below you will see the other supplies I used for this project....
 Supplies Used:
* Inkssentials Shrink Plastic by Ranger
* StazOn Timber Brown Ink
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
* Distress Ink: Broken China
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Bob Hooked a Big One
* Sentiments:  High Hopes Stamps, Bold Happy Birthday & Keep Clam & Fish On
* Mini Blending Tool
* 1/4" Hole Punch
* Spellbinders Die - Pearl Effects
* Sizzix Waves Embossing Folder
* Paper - Bella Blvd Camp Out 12x12, Jump In The Lake
* Twine
* Button
* Red Cardstock
* White Cardstock
* Craft Heat Gun
* Scissors
* "Pokey" Tool
* Glossy Accents

Now that you have your tools you can get started!  The first example I am going to show you is how to use your Copic Sketch Markers to colour on Shrink Plastic. When choosing an image you plan to stamp and colour you first need to sand one side of the plastic with sand paper in a cross hatch pattern as shown in the photo below, can you see the scratch marks?...
 Once you have sanded one side of the plastic, turn over your piece and stamp your image on the smooth side using StazOn ink - I have chosen to stamp just the fish from the image I am using on the card you will see later. Cut out your image using scissors or a die shape.  If you wish to hang your plastic piece from twine, ribbon, etc. you will need to punch a 1/4 hole before you colour and shrink.  Once the ink has dried, turn over your piece and colour on the sanded side using your Copic Sketch Markers, see photo below of mine coloured before I shrink it, I chose to use the dotted technique to make scale line texture on the fish....

In the next example I stamped the High Hopes Stamps Sentiment "Keep Calm & Fish On" with StazOn ink and have cut out with scissors.  ....
 As you can see the image does not look perfect but just wait all will work out perfect!!!

In the last example I have cut out the plastic using my Spellbinder Pearl Effects Die then stamped on the High Hopes Stamps Bold Happy Birthday sentiment using StazOn ink....

Now that you have prepared all your pieces we are ready to "shrink" each piece to 45% of it's size!  All you need now is your "pokey" tool to hold your piece and your Craft heat gun.  Fan your heat gun over your plastic piece and once it starts to heat up it will start to shrink.  You will find that the plastic will start to curl into a ball - don't be afraid this is suppose to happen, see photo below....
 To straighten the "curl" and complete the shrinking process just turn over your piece and heat.  Your piece will take on the right look now.  Turn your piece back over to have the front forward and heat it up a tiny bit more then take your acrylic stamp block and press it on top of your plastic piece to make sure it is flat and straight.  Super easy right?? Now if you have other prepped, complete the same process and shrink =)

Below you can see some pictures of the original size vs. the 45% shrunk pieces to see how cool this really is!....



Here are all 3 pieces completed....
I decided after I took this photo that my Happy Birthday piece did not show up on the card the way I wanted it to so I decided after to take my R29 Copic Sketch Marker and just colour the back of the piece to have the red show through and make it pop off the card
 
Here is my completed card with my new "Plastic Embellishments" added....

Here is a close up of Bob to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours used:
* Skin: E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  T4, T2, T0
* Hat:  E42, E41, E40, B99, B97, B95, T4, R24+ Glossy Accents
* Glasses:  R29, R24, R22, T6, T4 + Glossy Accents
* Shirt:  R29, R24, R22
* Pants:  B99, B97,B95
* Boat:  R29, R24, R22, T4,T2,T0
* Fish:  BG99, BG95, BG93, BG91
* Fishing Rod:  E42, E41, E40, T4, T2, T0
* Lure:  R29, R24, R22 + Glossy Accents
* Water:  B12, B00, B0000

Well I sure do hope that you enjoyed today's tutorial and maybe I have inspired you to give this "easy" technique a try!!!!


Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!
Hugs;

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day to my Daddy!

Hello and Happy Friday!  As you are aware on Sunday it is Father's Day so today I am going to share with you the special card that I made for my Daddy....
 
 Here is a look at the inside....
 Supplies Used:
* Image: Stampendous House Mouse Stamps - Tee Time
* Sentiments outside and In:  Your Next Stamp
* Copic Xpress It Cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Glossy Accents (eyes and golf ball)
* Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black & Toffee Crunch
* Mini Blending Tool
(All above listed supplies can be purchased at www.onecrazystamper.com)
* Paper:  Fancy Pants 6x6 Paper Pad - Little Sport
* Cardstock:  Stampin Up Garden Green
* Ribbon:  Local $ Store find
* Dies:  My Creative Time Curley Label & Stitched Curly Label

Here is a close up of the fun image to show you the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E21, E51, E50
* Fur:  E74, E71, E70
* Ground:  E71, E70, 0
* Red:   R29, R24, R22
* Blue:  B99, B97, B95
* Green:  G28, G24, G21
* Brown:  E35, E33, E31
* Grey/White:  C3, C1, 00

I hope that you enjoyed today's card and I hope that everyone has a wonderful Father's Day with your Dad or Husbands =)

 
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!!!
Hugs;

Friday, June 12, 2015

High Hopes Stamps - Julie's Dream

Hello and Happy Friday!  As you are reading this post I am on vacation in Michigan for the Nascar race.  Today I have another High Hopes Stamps Fairy card to share with you....
 Supplies Used:
* Image:  High Hopes Stamps, Julie's Dream
* Sentiment:  High Hopes Stamps
* Copic Xpress It cardstock
* Copic Sketch Markers
* Wink of Stella: Clear
* Memento Inks:  Tuxedo Black & Lilac Posies
* 3D Pop Dots
* Glossy Accents
* Gems:  Forever In Time - Tropical
(All above listed supplies can be purchased at www.onecrazystamper.com)
* Paper:  Little Yellow Bicycle - Fern & Forest
* Cardstock:  Michaels 8.5x11 paper packs

Here is a close up of the beautiful Julie to see the Copic colours used....
 Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11, E00, E000
* Hair:  E43, E33, E42, E40, E000
* Eyes:  B14, B00
* Lips:  RV63
* Fuchsia:  RV69, RV66, RV63
* Green:  G16, G14, G12
* Pink:  R83, R81, RV10
* Brown:  E29, E27, E25, E42

I hope you enjoyed today's card!

 
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!!!
Hugs;

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Congratulations on your Engagement Jennifer!!

Hello!  Surprise, it is Thursday and I have another bonus post for you. Today while on vacation in Michigan at Nascar I am meeting up with my friend Jennifer from Ohio whom just recently got Engaged so I thought I would make her a card to celebrate....
 
 Here is a look at the inside of the card....

Here is a close up of the image from Stampin Bella to show you the Copic colours used....
Copic Colours Used:
* Skin:  E11,E00, E000
* Bracelet:  BV04, BV02, BV01
* Nails:  RV34, RV32
* Ring:  C3, BG000
 
I hope that you enjoyed the bonus posts this week!  Be sure to come back tomorrow to see my weekly Friday post for One Crazy Stamper!
 
Until Next Time, Keep Crafting!!!
Hugs;
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