Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bob Loves Tubing - Lacey

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

We have a new challenge that started yesterday. 
You can find it here
The challenge runs through June 31st.

The papers are from My Mind's Eye along with scalloped stitch lace DooHickey die

I used this image today because we are going to Helen, Ga tomorrow with friends for the 4th of July Holiday. We will be staying in a cabin and going tubing among other things. 
Here's a picture from one of our previous trips with the cousins...

This was a shot I took from a bridge of the river; it was crazy busy in the afternoon!!
It's so much fun and we can't wait to go again next week! ;-)

The image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os

H2O's used:
Natural Linen, Dreamsicle, Wintermist Gray, Butter Cup, Nutmeg, Azure, Cinnamon, and Bashful Blue

Happy stamping!

The Perfect Wave

Happy Thursday High Hopes fans! I can't believe it is July already! I hope you all had a enjoyed Canada Day and I wish all of our US friends a Happy 4th of July! 

Today I am sharing a card featuring Gabriel Loves Surfing (T516) along with a sentiment from Sentiment Set #4 (U507).


I coloured the sunset using alcohol markers and added some wave patterned paper. Gabriel is fussy cut and mounted on an action wobbler spring I bought at One Crazy Stamper so he moves and wiggles - so fun! I added an octopus clothespin to help hold my sentiment and added a pop dot to hold it up. A few YNS gumdrops finished off my card. 

Here is a side view so you can see the action wobbler spring. 

Spectrum Marker List
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 FS8 
Shorts: DR1 DR5 DR7
Water: TB2 TB1 TB9
Eyes: TB8
Surfboard: CG2 DG3 JG6
Hair: EB6 EB3 EB5
Sunset: CT1 CT3 CT4 BG5 OR1

We have a new challenge for July -  Anything High Hopes Goes. There are so many fun images to choose from! I can't wait to see your creations!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Challenge Post & Winner of our June Challenge

Welcome back to the start of a brand new Challenge at High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  We hope you can enter our Challenge this month for your chance to win 2 free High Hopes images of your choice!

First off we would like to announce the winner of our June Challenge.  Congratulations Dandl93 please email with your mailing info & your 2 choices of free rubber stamps.

High Hopes Rubber Stamps is a wholly owned & operated Canadian company.  July 1st marks our Canada Day holiday but we also want to celebrate with our very important US clients who are celebrating July 4th this coming weekend!  We wish everyone a safe & happy holiday!!

Our Challenge this month is "Anything Goes"

Since so many of us start our Christmas cards in July we thought it would be super cool to feature some "Throw Back" posts for you....just a little inspiration to get you into the mojo!

Kristine is using "Christmas Joy Snowy" found HERE

Sirpa is using "Fishing Santa" found HERE

Heidi is using "Mudzie's Gift" found HERE

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.

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Happy stamping!

Wednesday July 1st -- Gabriel loves Tubing-Natalie

I was recently visiting One Crazy Stamper and I was amazed and inspired with the cards displayed in the store.  If your looking for inspiration you should pop by for sure.  One amazing designer caught my eye and her cards have been on my mind ever since. This card was inspired Karen over at High Hopes she makes the neatest shaped cards with such awesome details!
I airbrushed the die cuts with Copic markers and though a friendly whale theme would be fun.
The tag is removable and a note can be written on the back.
Copic Markers C0,C1,C3,C5,B91,B97,B99,BG10,BG11,G21,G24,G28,G20,E50,E21,E11,W31,E33,E35
Wishing you a Awesome Canada Day on July 1st. and Wonderful 4th of July in the USA.

Gabriel Loves Baseball

Howdy -

High Hopes Stamps fun today playing a little baseball... okay coloring a little baseball - This is "Gabriel Loves Baseball" - great image for any guy.

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then dug through my papers and found these fun papers from Kaisercraft's Cock-a-doodle-doo collection. Great cloud papers for a baseball game. I sewed down the layers with some white and red card stock. Punched out some banners.  Then added  "Congrats!" sentiment.

Inside I used some of the same papers - Then added the sentiment "Simply the Best" from the Sentiment #3 set. Fabulous set of sentiments.

The copic colors used -

This was a fun one to put together! Loving the new release, so many image for the guys in your life no matter what the age.

Have a great day -

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bob's A Water Ski Dude!

Happy Terrific Tuesday!

I can't believe it's the end of June already! Wow that just flew by. It's Tuesday so that means it my turn to show what I made on the blog today! I have been so inspired by my fellow Design Team friends with all their "scene" cards that I decided to try to do one myself. I am sharing with you a stair step card I made using Bob's A Water Ski Dude
To make this stair step card I followed a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers. I coloured Bob with my Copics and then fussy cut around the image. I made the waves with a tear away type of ruler I have had for ages and then inked the edges with white pigment ink to make the waves look like they have white caps. Then I got out my trusty Cricut machine that I never use and cut out the palm trees and fish to add to my scene. I altered the sentiment stamp from Sentiment set #4, and masked out the "Surfing" as Bob is water skiing. Using some clear acetate I made 2 of the fish look like they are jumping out of the water behind Bob. I dug through my stash and found the shell and starfish stickers and I think they just completed my little scene!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Glasses: C5, glossy accents
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
Shorts: R22, R24, R27, R89, Diamond Stickles on stripe
Water ski: G03, G05, G07, Y13, Y15, Y17
Fish: B0000, Diamond Stickles

I wish all my fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day and to my American Friends Happy 4th of July!
Happy Crafting


From my stash:
MME Cut & Paste "Charm" collection
red star gems
Cricut: Paper Dolls Cartridge
Wavy Tear away ruler
Shell & Starfish stickers

My Hero!

July 4th will be here before you know it so I thought I would make a patriotic inspired card today.

I used some patriotic double sided paper by Best Creations Inc. from my Local Scrapbook Store.

I cut the card base out with the Sizzix Square Stand Up Card Die.

I colored the image with Copic Markers 

The Ribbon is May Arts.
The front sentiment is from Sentiment Set #3.
The inside sentiment is from Sentiment Set #4.

This release is now available for purchase!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:

Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada