Shake Your Ba-Donkey-Donk!

Hi There,

I’m excited to tell everyone that I’ve been accepted as a Card Designer for One Crazy Stamper High Hopes Stamps. Yay!!!

Today I’m sharing a birthday card that I made using a combination of High Hope Rubber Stamps – Party Donkey S113, Brayden’s Backside T066 and Warm Wishes S016. When I first saw the 2 donkey stamps, I knew just what I was going to do with them and it made me giggle just thinking about it! LOL! I hope that you get a giggle too!

I coloured in the High Hope Rubber Stamp – Party Donkey S113 on the front of the card and the fussy cut around the stamp. The cake is from the High Hopes Warm Wishes S016 stamp. I stamped it out and then fussy cut around it. I made the little flames using some spare yellow cardstock.

Here is a close up of Party Donkey.


On the inside of the card, I decided to have some fun with the High Hopes – Brayden’s Backside T066. I stamped out the full image and then just the back haunches and tail. I coloured in both images and then fussy cut around them both. I attached the haunches using an Activation Wobble Spring. When you bring it to one side or the other. The butt shakes back and forth! LOL!


Here is close up:


Here it is in action:




Background Paper: Stampin’ Up! Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm); Forever in Time – Birthday Blast – 6″x6″ paper; Echo Park Paper Co. – Happy Birthday Boy 6″ x 6″

Paper for images: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Copic Markers Used:

Donkey – C10, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, W5, W4, W2, E55

Scarf – YG63, YG61, YG17

Cake: Leaves – YG63, YG61, YG17; Flowers: Y06, R37, R29, R24; Icing: BG18, BG15, BG11, Y38, Y19, Y06, Candles: R29, R24, R17, BG78, BG75, BG72; Plate: BV23, BV20

Sentiments: Microsoft Word Font – Cooper Black, Size 26 and Size 14

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Candied Apple, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Pine Needles, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Peeled Paint, Memento – Tuxedo Black

Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), My Creative Time: Fun Vertical Greetings

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Activation Wobble Spring


Be sure to stop by the One Crazy Stamper and High Hopes Stamps blogs,  Facebook Page and Pinterest for some daily inspiration from the Design Team Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific day!


Happy Valentine’s Day My Prince!

My mom always told me that when I met my husband, I found my prince charming because he’s really handsome and does everything for me. My family calls me the princess! I don’t think it’s quite what my hubby had in mind for his princess, but it works for us! LOL! Everyone always asks me if they could borrow him. Sorry, ladies he’s all mine and has been for going on over 34 years. I couldn’t live without him, he’s my best friend.

This year, I thought I’d make him a special Valentine’s card with a little bit of humour that reflects our relationship! I do help when he lets me.

On the front of the card is the digital image from The Paper Shelter – Prince Charming.

Here is a close-up of the prince:

On the inside I used the stamps from Ai – Art Impressions – 4729 – In the Bag Set.

Here is a close-up:

The captions above and below the image were typed in Microsoft Word using the font Cooper Black, Size 14.

Background PaperK&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-599338, K&Company – Kelly Panacci – KP Valentine – 30-5993345

Die CutSizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard – 562676 – Hearts Dotted

EmbellishmentsJot Jewel Stickers

Used Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and coloured in all images with Copic markers. Stamped images using Memento – Tuxedo Black.

He laughed when I gave him his card and he loved it! I hope you do too!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

Happy 28th Anniversary

Hi There,

Sharing a card that I made for my wonderful husband of 28 years a few years back, but never got around to posting. He’s been my best friend always and continues to be even more so as we get older together. Even after 28 years of marriage, we still never run out of things to talk about. I LOVE IT and him too! LOL!

Here is a close-up:

For the inside of the card, I wrote something special for him.

Here is a close-up of the image:

Used my MISTI and stamped images onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink. Coloured in images with Copic markers.

Stamp on Front: High Hopes Rubber Stamps – Dancing Hedgehogs S512.

Sentiments: Craftin Desert Divas – Lovies and Stampin Up: Teeny Tiny Wishes

Background Paper: K&Company – KP Valentine

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles, Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies





Year of the Pig 2019

Hi There,

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the pig and to celebrate it this year I made all of my friends and a few co-workers a special card! 12 of them in total this year.

For the front of the card I used Polkadoodles Piggy 1 from their Work & Play10 Country Life – Digital Craft Collection. I created the sentiment using WordArt in Microsoft Word.

Here is a close-up of one card.

This is a close-up of the little pig.


On the inside I used my MISTI (Most Incredible Stamping Tool) and stamped the sentiments using Versa Fine – Onyx Black and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder using Craftin Desert Diva’s Dragon Festival Stamps.

Dragon boat is also from the same stamp set. Little pig is from Lawn Fawn LF-1595 – Hay There!

This is a close-up of the dragon boat and little pig.

All images were stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento – Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured in with Copic markers.

They loved them and I hope you do too!

Copic Markers Used:

Pig: R000, R00, R01, R02, RV10, RV11, C1, R17, R20

Dragon: R39, R29, R27, R24, R17, E15, Y28, Y26, Y24

Border around die cut: Sharpie – Gold Medium Point – Water Based Paint

Die Cut: Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Lawn Fawn LF1596 – Hay There



Happy 80th Birthday – Queen for a Day

Sharing a card that I made a few years back for a very sweet lady who turned 80 and doesn’t look a day over 70. I wish I could look as good as her at her age. LOL!

Here is the inside of the card.

To make the card I used Art Impressions Stamps U4251 – Beauty in Progress  for the front of the card and Art Impressions Stamps Popcards – 4859 – Oldie PopCard for the inside. Both images were stamped with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and then coloured with a mixture of Copic and Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

Die CutsMy Creative Time – Sentiment Label Dies, Craftin Desert Diva’s Party Dies, Spellbinders Die D-Lites Conversation Bubble SKU: S2-197, Art Impressions 4862 – PopCard Template

BackgroundMomenta Cardstock

She loved it and I hope you do too!


Dragon – Pull My Finger Slider Card

Hi There!

I made this fun card using the High Hopes Rubber Stamps – S222 – Dragon Finger a while back, but never got around to posting it. LOL! So here it is now.

As soon as I saw this stamp set I knew that I had to have it to make my dad a card with. When we were little, he would always tell us to pull his finger and then he would toot!!!! LOL! He would then laugh at our disgusted looks. But it always brings back fond memories. He’s older now and still hasn’t changed. LOL! I think that’s why we love him so much. Our dad has always had a great sense of humour.

I used the stamps to create a slider card. On the front center panel I used the dragon the first sentiment from the same stamp set.


Here is a close-up:

On the right panel, I used the sentiment from the stamp set “Pull My Finger”

On the left panel, is the result of the question and answer from the first 2 panels. Just look at the big grin on his face. Just like my dad’s.

Here is a close-up:


Put all 3 panels together and this is what it looks like when you pull it in both directions. Sorry the image is so small. If you click on the image, then you will see it much larger.

My dad loved his card and I hope that you do too!


Stamped images using Memento – Tuxedo Black onto Copic Marker X-Press Blending Cardstock.

Coloured dragon with Spectrum Noir Markers.

Main body – LG2, LG3, LG5

Belly – CG1, DG2, DG4

Humps, horns and spots – LV1, LV2

Flames- CT3, OR1, OR2, OR3

Die Cuts:

Clouds – Avery Elle – Custom Steel Dies – Made in the USA – D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie

Hills – Your Next Die – Hills Die Set

Happy Retirement

Sharing a card that I made for a lady that I worked with. Today was her last day and I wanted to make her a special card. I am so jealous that she gets to retire at such a young age. LOL! I hope she enjoys each and every day of her retirement and wish her all the best of luck in the future! I made her drink green, I hope she likes a nice Tom Collins. LOL!

Here is the card that I made her using Art Impressions – SC0653 – Beach Babes.


Here is a close-up of the image from the front of the card.

Here is the inside of the card. I made up some small saying to go with each letter of “Retired”.

She loved her card and I hope you do too!


Die Cuts:

Craftin Desert Diva’s – Flag Banner Dies

Your Next Stamp – Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)


Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card (for image)

Fancy Pants Designs – Nautical by Nancie Rowe Janitz (6″ x 6″ Paper Pad)

Bo Bunny – Down by the Sea Collection (6″ x 6″ Paper Pad)


Coloured image with Copic markers.

Memento – Tuxedo Black

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Twisted Citron

Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Crushed Olive


Both inside and out sentiments were created in a Microsoft Word document and then printed out on my printer.