Sunday, July 15, 2018


Happy Sunday!!

I wanted to colour on Kraft for a while. I love the way the colors pop on the kraft background! 
For this card I used Motorin' By Santa.  

This layout is perfect for using up some scraps! And a little doiley for fun! In the corner is a 'from Santa' stamp. 
Colors used: Faber Castell pencils

If you like the motor in this stamp, we also have a brand new release with lots of cars! Check it out HERE!
Have a great Sunday!! 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

All hearts -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hello High Hopes fans. Happy Happy Saturday!!!!! :) 
Today I'm creating with …
 My image is coloured with Copic markers.  Added a wreath with die cut poinsettia, gumdrops, white acrylic paint and the sweetest sentiment "all hearts" which is 
perfect for Christmas!
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Merry Christmas

Welcome HH Fans;

I really like it when a stamp can be used in more than one way.  For today's post, I have not just one card, but two using the Three Pane Christmas  stamp from High Hopes Stamps.  Polar White Flower Soft was added to Santa's hat.

The first card is a CAS layout.  After the image was stamped, I coloured it with Copic Markers.

The second card, is a completely different layout. I ran the Holiday Magic Embossing Folder through my die cutting machine before adding silver foil using the GoPress Machine.  It was cut at an angle and a piece was added to the top and bottom.  The bottom half doesn't show up well in the photo.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Three Pane Christmas, Merry Christmas (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - A Perfect Christmas (Echo Park); Christmas Time (Carta Bella)
  • Copic Markers:  T0 Toner Gray No. 0, T6 Toner Gray No. 6, T7 - Toner Gray No. 7, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, R46 - Strong Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red, R20 - Blush, E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 -Skin White, E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, Y28 - Lionet Gold, E49 - Dark Bark, G46 - Mistle
  • Flower Soft:  Polar White
  • Embossing Folder:  Holiday Magic (Spellbinders)
  • Heat Activated Foil - Silver
  • YNS Gumdrops -- Holly Jolly Sparkle
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Candy Cane Wishes

This sweet mouse seems to have her hands full with this extra large candy cane doesn't she?! 
My second post for the Christmas in July theme features "Merry Mouse". I think she is just adorable with her elf outfit and of course her candy cane.

This sweet mouse is coloured with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut. I set her aside and cut my paper layers, including the dotted oval background behind her. I added silver wink of stella to the bells on her outfit and Stickles to the pom pom on her hat. 
 Next, I masked off the part of the sentiment I wanted with post it notes and held my breath. It took a couple tries but I got the portion I wanted - I think it is perfect for this stamp. 
A simple bow and some glittered gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Merry Mouse - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Candy Cane and Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Playground - Bo Bunny 
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Classic scallop oval die - Spellbinders, Silver Wink of Stella, Star Dust Stickles, dotted oval die - Sizzix, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: BT4 BT6 BT7 FS6 CR3 FS8 IG2 IG3 IG5 CR7 CR11 DR6

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Fishing Santa

Howdy! MichelleO here today and High Hopes Stamps is doing a bit of Christmas in July - And I decided that Santa Claus needed to be tracked down on Vacation and get a card made with him! This is his off time and he has been out doing a bit of fishing -

 - Fishing Santa  -

You didn't think he would wear his Santa Suit fishing did you? But that hat... well every guy has that one hat they wear 24/7 -

I colored with my copics (colors below) and then inked the edges of my image. For my base I used Kraft cardstock, and then papers from Paper Studios. With white card stock mats and kraft card stock mats.

A few Enamel Dots and the sentiment to finish it off - I love this Santa. Its good to know that he gets time off to play too!

Copic colors used -

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Moo-rry Christmas!

Hi HH Fans!
It's Christmas in July over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! I decided to use "Charlie Christmas Tag" to create my card with today! I just love the way Charlie is peeking over the string of lights!
I used some paper from my stash and created a black card base to adhere my layers to. I coloured Charlie with my Copic markers and popped the image up with foam tape for more dimension. I added the HH Sentiment called "Moo-rry Christmas" to the middle of the tag using my MISTI.  I love adding Liquid Appliqué to the fur trim on his hat. When it dries and you use your heat gun it pops up for a fun element. A piece of ribbon, bow and some Spectrum Moir Glitter pen to the lights finished off my design.
Copics Used:
N1, N5, N6, N8
R00, R01, R02, R24, R27, R29
W0, W1, W3
YG23, YG25

Hope you are all staying cool in this heat wave we've been having!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 9, 2018

Christmas In July... Using El Classico!

Hi friends,
welcome back to another High Hopes Stamps Monday post!

My idea for this card is a clean & simple so I can recreated it easily. This is a fun way to get a head start on my Christmas Creations!!! I know, it's a bit early but we don't want to be overwhelmed when the holiday season get closer.

Isn't "El Classico" a really nice stamp?

The image was stamped with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers. I fussy cut it and used 3D foam tape to give some dimension. For the background of the main panel I used distress inks.

Supplies List; Welcome Christmas from Pebbles
Red, white, and green cardstock
Happy Holidays Repeat stickers from Jolees Boutique
Dies from Lawn Fawn
Vintage Photo and Wild Honey distress inks
Copic List; C1 C3 C5 C7 W1 W3 R29 R39 Y11 BG10 & 0

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Have a BLESS day.
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