Friday, 30 September 2016

SpongeBob Birthday - Masculine

As a crafter, I love being able to personalize cards for specific people in my life.

However, I have been challenged with my latest Birthday card need. One of my nephews has a Birthday coming up. He is a young adult, very academic, and loves music....but I have done these themes in the past - so what is a gal to do?!?

Well, a little birdie told me he LOVES Spongebob! Bingo! Oh wait! How do I even begin to do a Spongebob card - past downloading a colour page or . or... thinking cap on........

So the challenge: Young adult male, loves Spongebob, masculine -gulp! 

                                 Meet my version of Spongebob........


I started by cutting a piece of yellow sponge - yes, literally a sponge. I have officially lost my mind! I cut and scored some white and brown cardstock for his shirt and pants. I drew a tie on some red cardstock and used a Memento Tuxedo black marker to add an edge to it. I added black squares for his belt and some white cardstock for his shirt. His mouth is cut out of black cardstock and I added a tongue with red cardstock.

I used a piece from a slider die to cut his eyes and added black gumdrops and some eyelashes. A blue marker added some colour to his eyes. Balloons and a Happy Birthday sentiment finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Sponge: Dollar store 
Stamps: Celebration Balloons, Bold Happy Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: You Rock - Close To My Heart 
Ink: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up
Slider Die - Your Next Stamp (eyes)
Black Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

I have stepped totally! out of my comfort zone with this one! I hope he likes my version of Spongebob. 

Thanks for stopping by! 


Thursday, 29 September 2016

Welcome Little One

                                     Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!


My post today features and older High Hopes stamp called "Just Bein Nosy" and the sentiment "Welcome Little One". How cute are these two nose to nose meeting each other. 




I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a stitched rectangle die. I cut a die from Spellbinders and cut it apart to create the "frame" around my stamp. The edge of the stamp and patterned papers were given a bit of edging with distress ink. I added my sentiment and a few matte gumdrops to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Just Bein Nosy (M030)
Sentiment: Welcome Little One (F239)
Patterned Paper: Colorblok and stash, Resplendent Rectangles - Spellbinders, Stitched Rectangles Die - YNS, Spring Grass Matte gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: 1G1 1G2 FS5 FS2 TN2 PP1 PP3 PP5 TN3 TN 6 TN7 CG1 DG2 DG3 

There are only a few days left to hop on over to the High Hopes website to pre-order the new Winter/Fall Fun release - 20% off until Sept. 30th. 



Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

***NEW -- 3 Ways to WIN!!!!***

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

Want to TRIPLE your chance to win?  Use this sketch below (optional) or create your own, and post your card to the gallery in the linky below & you triple your chances of winning this month.  You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge but if you don't currently own a High Hopes image yet please use our free digi to enter.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE or use this sketch (optional)

Enter your project to the linky below.

We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't have a blog!

You can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky below. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.
It's that easy to join the September Challenge!!!  

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.



Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Special Delivery

Hello OCS Fans! I hope you're having a great week. 

For my post today I stayed with the baby theme and used a an older High Hopes stamp and sentiment. This is "Precious Cargo" and the "Special Delivery" sentiment. 



I had some fun with my dies to create my background scene of sky, clouds and little house. I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, fussy cut it and added it to my scene with pop dots. I stamped the sentiment and added it to some matching cardstock. Ribbon, flowers and silver beads finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Precious Cargo (R066), High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Special Delivery (F116)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:Piggy Tales - Thumbelina collection, stash
Dies: Cute Home on a Hill, Stitched Rectangles - YNS, Head in the Clouds - Die'sires
3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, American Craft ribbon, Prima flowers, silver beads from my stash

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 FS8 CT4 GB5 OR1 1G2 TB1 TB4

Our September Challenge is "Babies". Click here to play along - we can't wait to see what your create!

Only a few days left to save - The Winter/Fall Fun release is available for pre-order. This release is FULL of fun, cute stamps and sentiments! Here's the link. 



If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Monday, 26 September 2016

Best Gift EVER and Scrapfest Fun!

I have wanted a colour coach for awhile now. It is a series of cards that give different colour combinations that work together for colouring, cardmaking and scrapbooking. It is made by Stampin' Up and retired so very hard to find. 

Sometimes your friends surprise you out of nowhere...
My friend and fellow DT Miss Natalie knew I wanted one and surprised me by making me one.  It is perfect and I was so excited and humbled to receive such an amazing gift.  I will never be able to thank you enough! <3 span="">





Miss Natalie (on the right) and I this past weekend at Scrapfest. She is always full of surprises and super talented. Best gal ever <3 font="">


There is nothing more fun then hanging out with friends at a trade show for the weekend. 
This is Cheri (on the left) and I couldn't have made it through the set up and show with out her! She is super talented and we share a similar OCD (don't ask) <3 font="">


The High Hopes Rubber Stamps and One Crazy Stamper team! 
Love all these ladies! This is family! <3 font="">
No sleep, too much coffee and a whole lotta crazy - fun times! 



Thanks for popping by! Have a fantastic day! 






Thursday, 22 September 2016

Baby Photo Shoot

It's Thursday again and my turn to post some inspiration for you. 

My card features "Crawling Baby Boy" and "New Addition" sentiment from the new Baby Boom release. 

Babies are cute and as soon as there is one in the room everyone is reaching for their camera! Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle - we all want a picture of finger and toes and baby cuteness! 




I cut out my stamp with a polaroid die after colouring it with alcohol markers. I coloured two images so I had the fingers and toes to add to my filmstrip die. His diaper is paper pieced - after all he needs some cute clothes for a photo shoot!  I used some fun paper from MME and inked the edges with antique linen ink.  Twine and brads to finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Crawling Baby Boy (RR006)
Sentiment: New Addition (HH022)
Instalove Polaroid Die - YNS, White Gel Pen, Brads - Sweet Branch Candy Brads, Making Memories Twine, Filmstrip die -YNS, Build A Banner die (heart) - Whimsy Stamps, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger, Copic XpressItMemento Tuxedo Black inkMisti

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB5 EB1 TN2 TN3 EB1 EB2 DG2

Don't forget to pop by the High Hopes website to see our Winter/Fall Fun Release Pre-order section. Lots of fun, unique stamps you won't want to miss!



Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

***NEW -- 3 Ways to WIN!!!!***

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

Want to TRIPLE your chance to win?  Use this sketch below (optional) or create your own, and post your card to the gallery in the linky below & you triple your chances of winning this month.  You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge but if you don't currently own a High Hopes image yet please use our free digi to enter.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE or use this sketch (optional)

Enter your project to the linky below.

We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't have a blog!

You can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky below. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.
It's that easy to join the September Challenge!!!  

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Two Peas

Happy Wednesday OCS Fans! 

Wednesday means it's my turn to share some inspiration with you! 
My card for today features "Two Peas In A Pod" and "Like Two" sentiment from the Baby Boom new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 
How cute are these two!?!



 These two just make me smile, they are so happy! After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a stitched oval banner die. I used some fun paper from the Bundle Of Joy collection from Echo Park. I ran a white fish tail banner through a Swiss hearts embossing folder and added my sentiment. Some ribbon from my stash and some Crystazzi crystals finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Two Peas In A Pod (SS019), High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Like Two (HH028)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:Bundle of Joy - Echo Park, Pretty In Pink ink - Stampin' Up!, Swiss Hearts embossing folder - Taylored Expressions, ribbon -stash, Crystazzi Crystals, Stitched Oval Die - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: CG2 DG2 FS5 FS2 TN2 FS8 EB6 EB5 PP1 PP3 PP5

Our September Challenge is "Babies". Click here to play along - we can't wait to see what your create!

Have you heard the news? The Winter/Fall Fun release is available for pre-order. This release is FULL of fun, cute stamps and sentiments! Here's the link. 



If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Thursday, 15 September 2016

Little One

                           Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

We are continuing to showcase the Baby Boom new release - how cute are these stamps!?! 

Today I am sharing "Baby Giraffe" and the "Precious Little One" sentiment. 
I think this giraffe is just adorable!!!!






After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I fussy cut it out and set it aside.  I made my own background paper with some ink blending and a heart splatter stamp. Some brackets from a label die and some sparkly yellow gumdrops finish off my card. I couldn't help but add a little twine tie to this cutie.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Baby Giraffe (SS018)
Sentiment: Precious Little One (HH023)
Stitched Rectangle Die - YNS, Mini Heart Ink Splatter - YNS, Label - Quickutz, Walnut Stain distress ink - Ranger, Summer Sun, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery ink - Stampin' Up!, 3D Foam Dots - Forever In Time, American Crafts Twine, Magical Pastel Sparkly Gumdrops - YNS, Copic XpressIt, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Misti

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB6 EB5 EB1 TN2 TN3 EB1 EB2 DG2

Don't forget to pop by the High Hopes website to see our Winter/Fall Fun Release Pre-order section. Lots of fun, unique stamps you won't want to miss!



Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

***NEW -- 3 Ways to WIN!!!!***

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

Want to TRIPLE your chance to win?  Use this sketch below (optional) or create your own, and post your card to the gallery in the linky below & you triple your chances of winning this month.  You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge but if you don't currently own a High Hopes image yet please use our free digi to enter.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE or use this sketch (optional)

Enter your project to the linky below.

We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't have a blog!

You can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky below. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.
It's that easy to join the September Challenge!!!  

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

It's A Girl

It's Wednesday and that means my turn to share another cutie from the Baby Boom new release at High Hopes Stamps.

Today's card brought to you by this cutie "Crawling Baby Girl" and the "It's A Girl" sentiment.



After colouring the stamp with alcohol markers I cut it out using a stitched square die. I paper pieced her diaper just for fun! I used a fish banner to create the banner for my sentiment, stamped it and then popped it up with pop dots. A fishtail banner of patterned paper, twine, gumdrops and a feet embellishment finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Crawling Baby Girl (RR007), High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: It's A Girl (HH025)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: It's A Girl - Safety Pins, Journalling Cards, Girl Onsies- Carta Bella, American Crafts Twine, Stitched Squares Die - YNS, Pop Dots - Forever In Time, Feet - stash, White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops - YNS, Fish Tail Banner Dies - YNS, White Gel Pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: PP3 PP5 DR3 CT1 CT2 CT4 FS6 FS2 TN2 FS8

Our September Challenge is "Babies". Click here to play along - we can't wait to see what your create!

Have you heard the news? The Winter/Fall Fun release is available for pre-order. This release is FULL of fun, cute stamps and sentiments! Here's the link. 



If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Sunday, 11 September 2016

Snow Fun!!

I have to be honest, I have alot of things I should be doing but the "fall" feel of the weather this morning was a good excuse for me to have a little play until it warms up. 

I wanted to do a card to enter into a challenge for something different and fun, so I grabbed my stamp, markers and supplies and here is what I came up with.




I had some fun colouring Waddles with alcohol markers and cutting him out with the matching die to this set. I added some glitter to his hat and the snow at the back of his tobbogan. Two stitched square dies gave me the perfect tool to make my frame to keep the focus on the stamp. A tree stamped with matching green ink gave me the perfect background for my stitched snow hills. Some sparkly gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Waddles - Snow Fun, Load Up (tree) - Your Next Stamp
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Stitched Squares, Double Stitched Hills - Your Next Stamp 
White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Patterned Paper: Sugarplums - Doodlebug Designs
Ink: Certainly Celery - Stampin' Up! 
Quickie Glue Pen, Hero Arts Glitter

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4 GB5 OR1 PP3 PP5 DR3 BT4 BT6 BT7 

The Sketch


I am entering this card in the Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge #47.

Happy Sunday! Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Just Arrived

              We're having a Baby Boom at High Hopes Rubber Stamps! 
I hope you've had a chance to hop along on our new release blog hop

Now, on to my card for today. I am using "Swaddled Baby Girl" and the "Just Arrived" sentiment from the new release.  As part of this month's challenge, we have the option of using a sketch. This is my take on it. 





The Sketch


After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I cut it out with a Lacey circle die. Paper from Doodlebug was perfect for this stamp. A pink marker was used to add some fun pink dots to her blanket.  I stamped my sentiment and fussy cut around it and finished off my card with a few sparkly gumdrops. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Swaddled Baby Girl (RR005)
Sentiment: Just Arrived (HH027)
Patterned Paper: Sugar and Spice - Doodlebug
Pink Marker - Staedler, Lacey Circle die - Spellbinders, Fish Tail Banner die - YNS, Magical Pastel Sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: LG1 LG2 LG3 FS5 FS2 TN2 FS8 PP1 PP3 EB6 EB5


Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

***NEW -- 3 Ways to WIN!!!!***

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

Want to TRIPLE your chance to win?  Use this sketch below (optional) or create your own, and post your card to the gallery in the linky below & you triple your chances of winning this month.  You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge but if you don't currently own a High Hopes image yet please use our free digi to enter.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE or use this sketch (optional)

Enter your project to the linky below.

We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't have a blog!

You can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky below. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.
It's that easy to join the September Challenge!!!  

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!