Friday, January 22, 2021

Friends are we....

Welcome HH Fans;

There is without a doubt that dogs are man's best friend.  They are a true, loyal, kind, and understanding friend.  They are always there for us, giving us  hope, strength and courage when we most need it.  They also very much become a family member.  They have certainly be there for us all during these trying times.

For today's card I have used the adorable Ice Cream for Two, paired with Friends are we... both from High Hopes Stamps.

After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I cut it out using a Double Stitched In & Out Squares Die. Strawberry Coulis Nuvo Jewel Drops were added to the ice cream cone.  Some twine and enamel dots finished off this CAS card.  


Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Ice Cream for Two - R072, Friends are we -- G265 -- both from High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Wellington - DoCrafts
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E01 - Pink Flamingo
    • Hair:  E30 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, E35 - Chamois
    • Pants:  B95 - Light Grayish Cobalt, B93 - Light Crockery Blue, B91 - Pale Grayish Blue
    • Top & Patches:  E43 - Dull Ivory, E42 - Sand White, E40 - Brick White
    • Pup:  W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, W2 - Warm Gray No. 2, W3 - Warm Gray No. 3, R20 - Blush, R21- Sardonyx, N8 - Neutral Gray No. 8
    • Ice Cream: Cone -  E53 - Raw Silk, E51 - Milky White, E50 - Egg Shell, Ice Cream - R32 - Peach, R30 - Pale Yellowish Pink
    • Other:  BG0000 - Snow Green
  • Nuvo:  Jewel Drops - Strawberry Coulis
  • Miscellaneous:  Twine and enamel dots

We would love for you to stop by the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps, that are there.  For some daily inspiration, go over to the High Hopes Stamps Blog and see what the HH Divas have been up to. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,


Hugs,




Thursday, January 21, 2021

Miss You Gnome

  I miss being able to have a spontaneous road trip where I just hop in my truck and head to a friends house for coffee and a chat. I have been mailing out more cards than I normally do through this time because I want to not only keep in touch with my friends and family, but I am also hoping to share a smile too!

"Sweetheart Gnome" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is perfect for a thinking of you, love you, miss you or birthday card. Now I just have to decide who needs a hug and smile in a card and get this in the mail!


I stamped this cutie with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and added the Miss You sentiment from the Mini Sentiment Set #1. I coloured her with Copic markers,  hand fussy cut her and ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed. Patterned paper from a couple of old Bo Bunny collections was cut to fit my A2 size card base. All of the paper edges are inked with antique linen distress ink to make them stand out. 
Next I cut some vines and a pleated lace circle using matching cardstock and added them to my design. Some tiny glittery flowers, ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Sweetheart Gnome - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Mini Sentiment Set #1 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Stay Awhile, Only You - Bo Bunny 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, ribbon - Offray, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs, circle die - Kat Scrappiness, flowers - Poppies and Paperie, vine die - Whimsy Stamps, enamel dots, Antique Linen Distress ink


 Copic Markers:


Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04

Hair - E34 E35 E29 

Clothing - R81 R83 R85 R59

Sign, Shoes, Hearts - E30 E31 E43 



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Hoppy Valentine's Day

It’s Wednesday, and this week I'm sharing a Valentine's Card featuring Bunny Love - S054 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Hoppy Valentines - F092 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Love this adorable image and it can be used for so many different occasions, Valentine's, which I've used here, Easter or even for an Anniversary card.

To create the card this week, I stamped the main image and sentiment onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Memento - Tuxedo Black ink and my MISTI. I coloured in the main image with Copic Markers. Then I fussy cut around it. The sentiment was die cut using Whimsy Stamps - Quick Strips Die Set - WSD330.

To create the base I began with AC Cardstock - Christmas (6" x 6"). Then I die cut K&Company - Kelly Panacci - KP Valentine - 30-599338 paper using My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. For the smaller heart, I used K&Company - Kelly Panacci - KP Valentine - 30-599345 paper and Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted dies. I also used the same dies to cut the larger heart using Recollections - Christmas Noel paper. I inked around all of the cut images with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Aged Mahagony and also Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Barn Door.

To assemble the card, the large square was attached directly to the base using double side tape. All of the remaining layers were popped up using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Bunny Love - S054 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Hoppy Valentines - F092 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Barn Door, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Aged Mahagony

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, K&Company - Kelly Panacci - KP Valentine - 30-599345, K&Company - Kelly Panacci - KP Valentine - 30-599338, AC Cardstock - Christmas, Recollections -

Die Cuts: My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted, Whimsy Stamps - Quick Strips Die Set - WSD330, Recollections - Christmas Noel

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Sakura Glaze - Black, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunnies: BV23, BV20, B60, E43, E42, E40, R85, R83, R81, Sakura Glaze - Black (Eyes)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Pizza!

Hello!
Today's card is another Valentine card to add to my stash! I've always loved "Luigi" from High Hopes Stamps and now it's my turn to create with this cutie! When you pair Luigi with the "Pizza My Heart" sentiment, it's just perfect for Valentine's Day!
I stamped Luigi onto some Copic friendly paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then using my Copic markers, I coloured in Luigi. I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut Luigi out and made a matching red layer behind him. The papers are form the My Minds Eye "Filled With Love" (an oldie) 6x6 collection. Some die cute hearts behind the image, fit the Valentine/Love theme.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E95, R20
Outfit: W00, W0, W1, Copic 0
Hair: C3, C5, 
Boots: C7, C8, C9
Oven Mitts: R46, R39
Pizza: E30, 31, 33/ E07, E09/ YR21, YR31

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting our Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!


 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Our 1st *2 Day Sale* of 2021

 Happy Monday High Hopes fans!


We hope you are all doing well so far this year! After a little break we are happy to announce our 1st 2 Day Sale of 2021 is up & running!

Save 50% on each of the stamps featured on these cards but just for a short time.

Sale starts: RIGHT NOW
Sale ends: Wed Jan 20th, 21 @ midnight EST

We made shopping the Sale stamps a little easier for you. We have added all the images to one category called "2 DAY ONLY SALE"

No coupon required, FREE SHIPPING (Canada & US) for all orders over $29.99 (before tax if applicable)
 
Just a wee note: Payment for your order is required before the sale ends. We send the Paypal as soon as we can after verifying your order. Please check your SPAM folder if it's not in your In Box. Thank you SO much!

*Sale not valid on any previous orders*

Crafty hugs!
 
Here we go.........happy shopping!!
 
Grab the details for Michelle's card HERE
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This is Norman Goat with Bold Happy Birthday sentiment.
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This is Lg. Pickles Balloon Ride with I Love You sentiment.
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This is Grad Boy with Lg. Fancy Congrats sentiment.
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Birthday Buzzard

Howdy - MichelleO here today... Ok, so sometimes you just need a birthday card with that little giggle to it. And High Hopes Stamps Birthday Buzzard is perfect for a few people that come to mind! 

 

Just love this buzzard! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and found some fun bright pattern papers to use with the buzzard. This paper is from American Crafts and it for sure is bright and fun! I cut out the image in a circle popping the balloons cut out above the circle. Love doing this. I sewed down the layers and added a bright green ribbon. For the sentiment I used High Hopes "Raggedy's Birthday"  Love the fun script in this one! I punched it out with a Fiskars punch and then outlined in orange. 

Copic colors used -


Fun Card! How can you not love a Buzzard wearing a party hat, with balloons and present! LOL 

Thanks so much for visiting - 



Bluebird Birthday Wishes

  I have been working on adding to my birthday card stash. This one isn't going in to my stash as I needed a card for my mother in laws birthday (shhhh don't tell) so this one actually got put in the mail! Her birthday is today so hopefully she receives it today. 

I love this "Bluebird" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. When I was younger my Mom and Grandma would embroider animal blocks to be used on baby quilts. I learned to embroider using these blocks and this stamp reminds me of one of the birds they used to do. Such fun memories and perfect for a clean and simple birthday card.  


I wanted to keep the design clean and simple on this card. I had to mail it so it needed to be flat, but I also wanted the white background because it reminds me of the embroidered quilt blocks. 
After stamping and colouring with Copic markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white border. The sentiment is part of a larger sentiment so after masking off the parts of the sentiment I didn't want to use I inked and stamped it. I love when some simple masking can make my stamps go further. 
I cut a white background piece to fit my A2 size base and ran it through my Big Kick with a doily embossing folder and added my stamped image.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Bluebird - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment: Swinging Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, Oblong Doily embossing folder - Darice


 Copic Markers:


Bird - BG01 BG05 BG07 BG09 Y11 Y15 Y17

Leaves - G05 G07 G28 

Branch - E34 D335 E29

Flowers - Y13 Y08 Y26 Y11 Y17 



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!