Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wicked Sweet – YNS

Hi all, Madge here for another wonderful Wednesday at One Crazy Stamper.  I just can’t get enough of the sweet Hallowe’en images from Your Next Stamp P1010057at One Crazy Stamper!  They are just so darn cute!

I’ve chosen Wicked Sweet for today’s card.  I tore this card apart because it was photographing very dark – then I masked the image and sponged in the moon – it gave the gloomy papers just the right “pop”.  Since I am out at the lake, I didn’t have a “stash” to dive into to change anything.   The boys are doing some much needed dock repair……….ahem…………………major dock repair.  Just like replacing a zipper in a pair of pants – takes longer than to actually make the pants! 

OK back to the card.  I stamped the image, colored it with copics……………assembled the card, then decided that it needed a big Yellow Harvest Moon……..  easier to do when the card is not assembled!!   Then I shaded the white with Concord Distress Ink.  The background paper is a brayered piece from 100 years ago…….. it fit in perfectly – the ribbon and brads are from my stash.

Hope you like my Sweet little “Wicked”…

~Rubber Hugz ~


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

YNS Elle Loves Sunflowers

Hi all, Madge here for another wonderful Wednesday.  I have chosen stamps from YNS called Elle Loves Sunflowers and Autumn Harvest. P1120369 copy These are available from OCS.

This card will be for a little girl’s 10th Birthday and will have to be mailed thus I tried to keep it to a reasonable thickness.  I will be entering this into the following challenges:

Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge #207

Supplies used:  Copic Xpress It cardstock; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copic Markers; Spellbinders Labels 4; Distress inks (Spiced Marmalade); Copper Stickles; Glossy Accents and Misc. DP’s from Basic Grey and SU.P1120374 Be sure to drop by the OCS blog for the challenge and enter your name into the drawing for oodles and oodles of free stuff – all to celebrate the opening of the OCS store with the same awesome service as the OCS online.

~ Rubber Hugz ~


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Magnolia Mingle – Tilda

Hi all,  I’ve been trying to catch up on some loose ends for mailing and DT obligations before time gets ahead of me.  What a gorgeous fall we are having here in BC!!  Our time at the lake is being extended!

I have created an Easel card P1120335featuring “Tilda with Watering Can”.  I love this little image because of her pinafore!!! 

W-a-y back in May, I stamped a couple of dozen of this one image to “practice on”.  Of course some of them turned out to my satisfaction – and had been stamped soooooo close together – they had to be cut  out…….. (a lot of little ridges).  Here is one that I put together as an easel card for my first Magnolia Mingle. 

The papers are from DCWV’s Far East Stack which I happened to pick up at Homes Sense for $6.99!!  48 sheets of “8” x 8”!! I love deals, and deals that I actually LOVE are the best…

I’m pleased with it.  Hope you’ll leave a comment as to what you think?

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

YNS Apple Pie Kid

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year – the colors, P1010019the smells, the abundance of sweet, juicy, crisp Okanagan APPLES – mmmmmmm.  I’ve chosen a sweet little stamp set called Life is Great (aka: Apple Pie Girl) – from YNS available at One Crazy Stamper The image was stamped onto Xpress-It Blend cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.

I chose to do a “pull tab” card, (measuring 5” x 5 1/2”) which is a fun card for such a fun little image.  The oven mitts, (and sentiment)are part of the stamp set and were stamped onto double sided paper.  To get the opposite mitt, I cut the mitts out then flipped them over. The dots, were a mistake – They are the hot glue / metal discs (I forget the name of them, but as soon as I put one down, I knew that there was no going back.

sThe Martha Stewart punched borders were sponged with Fired Brick, along with the oven mitts.  DP is from stash.  P1010025

Hope you enjoy my little “Apple Pie Girl” and will join in on the OCS Celebration challenge to win prizes galore!


Saturday, September 10, 2011


Get ready for surprises and prizes  galore on the OCS blog this month for the launch of Lora’s Brick and Mortar store in Bolton, ON. 
One of the numerous stamp companies that is being showcased is YNS (Your Next Stamp) September Releases.  The DT has had the privilege of working with the fall releases thanks to the generosity of Lora at OCS.
So many fun images!!!  So many ideas!!  So little time!!  And an Easel Box it was!!  Filled with hidden treasure!  CHOCOLATE!!P1000999Here is what I came up with. I used a single 8 1/2” x 11” piece of cardstock for P1010002the box (tutorial to come).  
All stamps are from OCS’s, YNS (Your Next Stamp) September’s releases. 
The final “treasure??  CHOCOLATE.  $2 worth at Dollarama.
See the spider and the bat??  They are Cuttlebug die cuts – the spider is perched on a web made from the stretchy net the candy came in (a tiny version of the bags onions come in).  No self respecting Black Widow would be dull in color so glossy accents came to the rescue -- on the bat, spider and pumpkin.
I have patterned paper in my craft room that would make most Scrapbooking Stores pale in comparison, but I love to create DP from cardstock.  Yep, I’m strange!  A circle was cut to use as a mask for the moon and those yummy distress inks from Tim Holtz (Spiced Marmalade; Dusty Concord; Mustard Seed and Black Soot) were sponged to give the sky affect.  The same was done for the “Happy Hallowe’en” and “Trick or Treat”.  A Martha Stewart border punch made the fence in a flash.
Til next time,          ~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~