The Best of Things………

Welcome OCS fans;

I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend and had a chance to enjoy the Canada Day festivities.

For today’s card, I have used several techniques and different mediums.  The stamp I used is called The Best of Things from High Hopes Stamps.  I coloured this with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers.  The main background paper is a piece of sheet from one of Heidi Swapp’s paper pads that was foiled using the Minc Machine and Holographic Reactive Foil.  The strip of paper on the left hand paper was created using a Tim Holtz stencil called Trellis.   Lilac Lavendar and Spring Green Nuvo Mousse were used to add colour.  Doing this was trial and error.  The mousse which has a pearlescent effect has a creamy and smooth like butter texture.  I found it went on quite nicely if I used a piece of cut and dry foam instead of a spatula.

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There is plenty of time to enter this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.

Do make sure you drop by on Saturday, July 15th for High Hopes Stamps newest release.

Until next time, happy crafting.


February Challenge and High Hopes Stamps Release – Party Time

Hi Fellow OCS Fans;

As today is February 1st, this means that it is time for a brand new release of High Hopes Stamps as well as a new challenge here at OCS.

For my card today I have used the Pretty Gladiolas along with the In our Hearts sentiments from the Party Time Release of High Hopes Stamps.

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You have all month to play along with this month’s challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  For any supplies that you might need check out Lora’s OCS store for some great products and prices.

Until next time, happy crafting


Peace, Love, Joy!!!

Welcome back OCS Fans;

Well it is now official — less than six weeks to Christmas.  The chaos will now begin as everyone gets ready for the holiday season.

For today’s post, I have used another adorable stamp from the new High Hopes Fall/Winter Fun release called Presents Galore.  I used the Nuvo Glitter Drops around the outer edges of the Square Hearts Die, and the Nuvo Crystal Drops in the corner and the hearts in the sentiment.


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There is plenty of time to enter this month’s Fall/Winter Fun challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Rubber Stamps of your choice.

For any High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies that you need or would like, you can find them at High Hopes Website or One Crazy Stamper.

Thanks for stopping by and having a peek.  Have a great day.



Hummingbird Flight

Hi OCS Fans;

Summer is officially here, which also means that school is out and the children will have two whole months to chill and have some fun other than school work.

For my card today, I used the Hummingbird Ring stamp from High Hopes.  I used the Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers to colour the image.  Once coloured, the image was then cut using a Spellbinders Circle die which was mounted on the Lacy Circle die.  This die was cut on Toner Paper and then foiled with Teal/Silver Ombre foil.  Pop by next week and I will show you want other things can be done with the Heidi Swapp Minc Machine.  As this card can be used for any occasion, I didn’t add a sentiment.

Supplies used:

  • Stamp:  Hummingbird Ring (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Staz-On Jet Black
  • Paper:  Strathmore Watercolor Paper; DP – Butterfly Kisses (BoBunny)
  • Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers:  047 – May Green, 041 – Light Green, 043 – Olive Green, 071 – Flesh Colour, 028 – Pale Pink, 049 – Green Shadow
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pens:  00 – Clear; 013 – Lilac
  • Dies:  Spellbinders — Standard Circles Large, Lacey Circles
  • Foil:  Teal/Silver Ombre (Heidi Swapp)
  • Crystal Glitter (around the circle edge)
  • Brads (Butterfly Kisses – BoBunny)

There is still time to enter this month’s “Anything Goes” Challenge to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps.  For any supplies that you might need or desire, check out Lora’s OCS store for some great products.

Until next time, Happy Crafting;



For Any Occasion….

Hello OCS Fans;

My card turned out differently than what I had originally envisioned.  A crafting mishap occurred — I forgot that the window behind me was opened and a sudden gust of wind scattered some gilding flakes around and not where I wanted them to go.  Needless to say, my creativity took a different turn.  As I wasn’t sure of what sentiment to add, I didn’t add any.  This way it can be used for any occasion.

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There is still plenty of time to enter this month’s “Anything Goes” challenge.  I hope you get a chance to play a little in your craft room and try some new techniques and remember to stop by Lora’s OCS store for supplies.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great day, and until next week



Springtime Joy!!!

Hi All;

Hope you had a good weekend and manage to get outside for a bit.  Spring is definitely in the air; and with that in mind I used the Basket of Love stamp from High Hopes for my post today.

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This month’s challenge is “Anything Goes” and do play along.  We would love to see what you create.  For any supplies you might need visit Lora’s OCS store.

Until next time Happy Crafting;



Take Flight….

Hi Fellow Crafters;

Happy Hump day is here again, and September is almost over and fall is here, and the grandchildren’s hockey has begun.  Winter will be here in a three months bring Christmas with it.  Before we get there though Thanksgiving and Halloween are around the corner.

For my post today for OCS, I have used this adorable stamp from the “Joys of Seasons” new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps called, Free Broom Rides.  I stamped part of the broom on some beige mulberry paper to add a papery effect.

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There are still a few days to enter this month’s challenge for a chance to win a prize from OCS.  If you nothing on this coming Friday and Saturday, do check out  Scrapfest in Richmond Hill.  Lora will be there with her OCS store and High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

Until next time, happy crafting