Thursday, December 1, 2022

Winter Fun

 Last weekend when we got dumped on with snow, I had the pleasure of watching the neighbour's little ones trying to sled down a really tiny hill. It didn't work so well but they had so much fun and I couldn't help but laugh and giggle with them. 

When we were little, we had a very large hill to go sledding on and how we didn't break a limb or tailbone is beyond me! "Let's Go Sledding" from High Hopes brings back some wonderful childhood memories and also reminds me of my neighbours on the weekend. These two seem to have gotten more speed then they thought and have gone straight off the end of the hill instead of down it.....gulp!




                                                                                                                                 

I stamped on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured these cuties with Copic Markers and hand fussy cut them. My card base is 5"x 5" and patterned paper from Whimsy Stamps was perfect for my background. I cut a few stitched hills to fit and added some tiny trees to help with the perception that they are flying through the air. I used some Prismacolor pencils to add a "track" for where they should have gone down the hill.
A build a banner die with a snowflake from Memory Box and some larger snowflakes cut with a Memory Box die help create my snowy scene. The sentiment was stamped and cut with a fishtail banner die and mounted on matching card stock. Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Details
Stamps - Let's Go Sledding (TLF032) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Winter Fun (F109)
Patterned Paper - Blurry Flurries

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, stitched hills dies - Whimsy Stamps, Your Next Stamp, build a banner die (retired) - Whimsy Stamps, snowflake dies - Memory Box, fishtail banner die - Your Next Stamp, tree die - Memory Box, Prismacolor Pencils

Copic Markers
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Beards - W0 W1 W2 
Clothing - BG32 BG15 BG49 BG09 V05 V06 V09 C9
Sled - E34 E35 E29
Boots - E23 E25 E27 E29


Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!





Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Udderly Fabulous Christmas!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a CAS Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Decorating With Charlie - TT060 for the main image and Udderly Fabulous - HDG007 for the sentiment. These little farm friends have started to decorate their tree. Have you started to decorate yours?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 4.25" x 5.5" Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card cardstock to be the same size as the base card and then with my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink, I stamped the image onto it. I coloured in the image and then placed it back into my MISTI to stamp the sentiment onto it. I applied VersaMark ink and then embossed it with Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail. I heated this with my Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool. Snow was added to the sky using a UNIPosca PC-3M White marker. For the snow at the bottom of the card, Brutus Monroe - Snow Paste was applied with a small spatula and DecoArt Glamour Dust was sprinkled over top while it was still wet to give it even more sparkle. Once the snow was dry, I applied double-sided tape and liquid glue to adhere the image directly to the base card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Decorating With Charlie - TT060 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Udderly Fabulous - HDG007 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, VersaMark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb.

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida - Embossing Heat Tool, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Brutus Monroe - Snow Paste, UNIPosca PC-3M White marker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cow: C8, C6, C4, C3, C1, C00, B60, R30, R20, R00, R000, E95, E93, E53, E51, E50

Mouse: R30, R20, R02, R01, W5, W3, W1, W0, W00

Sky: B05, B04, B02, B01, B00

Tree and Pines: E49, E27, E23, G29

Bauble, Scarf and Collar: R59, R37, R35

Holly and Bell: G43, G29, YG63, YR24, Y35, Y08, E15

Grass: YG67, YG63

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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Santa's Coming!

Ho Ho Ho!
It's hard to believe that Christmas is less than a month away! It always seems to creep up on us! I have to say this is the first year I had my shopping done and presents wrapped by the middle of November! Look at me go LOL. Todays card features the adorable "Christmas Santa" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!
I started my card by stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper and then stamped the "Coming To Town" sentiment underneath Santa. Next, I coloured my image in using my Copic markers to match papers from the Vicki Boutin "Evergreen and Holly" 6x8 collection. Using a MFT Stitched Octagon die, I cut the image out and piece to put behind it. Of course Santa has to have some sparkle so I added Crystal Stickles to the fur parts on his outfit. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin & Beard: E11, E21, R20/ C0, C1, C2, C3
Santa's outfit: R22, R24, R27, R29/ C5, C8, C9
Rudolph: E31, E33, E35, E37/ W2, W5
Greens: YG03, YG17
Stars: Y26, Y28
Snow: B0000, B000, B00


Thanks so much for stopping by!

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 the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 28, 2022

Precious Nativity

Howdy - MichelleO here today. This week for High Hopes Stamps I picked a very sweet special image. I love the warmth and feeling of this image. This is "Precious Nativity" it is a perfect Christmas image for your cards.

I wanted to keep most all the focus of this card on the image - not the papers and such. So I tried to keep it simple. As simple as I can anyway, I tend to go off track and keep doing more and adding more. This image is colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut out with a Spellbinders die. The edges are inked with Ranger distress ink to give a warmer vintage feel. The pattern papers are from Making Memories, and I liked the music paper with the sentiment from High Hopes Stamps "Away in a manger

You know you have the song going on in your head - I know I did coloring and putting this all together. A gingham bow on top just for a little embellishment. 

This image just makes me happy! 

Copic colors used -

No matter what direction you want to go with your holiday cards. High Hopes Stamps has got you covered. Or you can just go crazy and make lots of different cards! 

Hope you enjoyed - 



Thursday, November 24, 2022

Christmas Joy

  I can say it is officially winter is here where I live. I am writing this post on Sunday evening after spending the day in what felt like a snow globe. We were "blessed" enough to be in a snowsquall band that blanketed the area from Saturday night until around noon today with a good 20+ cms of snow and blizzard like conditions most of the day. 

I hunkered down in my craft room because really....what else is there to do <smile> and worked on some Christmas cards. I wasn't going to go outside to build a snowman in that weather so I decided to build one on a Christmas card with "Christmas Joy Snowy" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 


                                                                                                                                   
 I stamped this adorable snowman on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured him with Copic markers and cut him out using a stitched tag. A combination of patterned paper from Echo Park and Memory Box were perfect for this cutie so I cut them to fit my A2 size card base and rounded the bottom corners. I cut a second tag from matching cardstock to place behind the stamped tag. The tag doesn't have a hole in it so I punched one and put some ribbon through the hole and down the back of tag. 
I glued down my layers and added a branch, and a bow on top of the hole. Some clear sparkle pen added to the branches and star buttons and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Details
Stamps - Christmas Joy Snowy (S228) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Woodsy Plaid - Memory Box, I Love Christmas - Echo Park

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, ribbon - Close To My Heart, stitched tag die - Tutti Designs, branch die - Sizzix, enamel dots, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen

Copic Markers
Hat - E34 E35 E29 E49
Holly/Berries - G82 G94 G99 BG99 R05 R14 YR18 R56
Nose - Y21 Y38 YR18
Coat - E41 E42 E57 
Shading - B0000 B000


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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Noel!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a CAS Christmas card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Woodland Stocking - TDG011. We always had stockings under the tree filled with goodies and our names on each of the stockings. Even our dogs had their own stockings growing up. LOL!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of 6" x 6" using AC Cardstock - White. I adhered Recollections - Christmas Cottage 6 in. x 6 in. cardstock to the base front using double-sided tape. Using my Cuttlebug and paper from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, I die cut the frame with Waffle Flower - Nesting Square dies. The image was stamped onto the die cut using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image and then inked around the edges with a NUVO Glitter Marker - Golden Honey. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up into the centre of the diamond. To finish off the card, I added 4 pop dots from YNS - Happy Harvest Gumdrops.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Woodland Stocking - TDG011 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Pine Needles

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, AC Cardstock - White, Recollections - Christmas Cottage (12" x 12")

Die Cuts: Waffle Flower - Nesting Square dies

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, NUVO Glitter Marker - Golden Honey, Cuttlebug, YNS - Happy Harvest Gumdrops

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cheeks: RV00, RV000

Eyes and Noses: Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Snowman: BV20, B0000, Y38, YR31, C9, C7, C5, B04, B02, B01, Colorless Blender

Owl: E55, E53, E51, W0, W00, Y38, YR31

Fox: E99, E97, E08, N1, N0, R02, R01

Penguin: C9, C7, C5, C3, E42, E41, YR31, Y38

Reindeer: E51, E50, E33, E31, E30, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21, R02, R01

Noel and Ribbon: YR27, YR23, Y15, Y11, Y00

Tree Branch and Pines: E29, E25, E23, G49

Holly, Leaves and Pine Needles: G99, G29, G21, YG67, YG17, R89, R27, R24

Sock: B04, B02, B01, B00, R59, R37, R35, C1, G29

Ribbon: R59, R37, R35

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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Snow Couple!

Hello!
Well we just had a blast of winter so these adorable Snowmen are perfect for my post today! We sure got spoiled the beginning of November with warm Fall weather so to all of sudden get some cold weather was a shock lol! I remember when the kiddies were little, the first snowfall they'd rush out to make snowmen even if there was hardly any snow. I love anything "snow people" related and this cutie called "Snow Couple Block" from High Hopes Stamps just makes me feel happy!
I started my card design by stamping the image onto alcohol friendly paper and coloured the image in with  my Copic Sketch markers. I love the colours and snowflake print from the Sunny Studios "All Is Bright" 6x6 collection. My design is simple, with just layers of Designer Paper and the image out out with a MFT Zig Zag die. I kept the card flat, no foam tape this time for easy mailing. A few enamel dots and some Crystal Stickles finish off my card today.
I decorated the inside of my card using some of the scraps from the paper collection and a MFT Border die. The HH Sentiment called "Snowfolk" goes nicely with the Snow Couple Block.
Copics Used:
Snowmen: N0, N1, N5/ YR04, YR09
Hat & Buttons: N5, N6, N8
Boy's Scarf & Mitts: E23, E25, E29/ BG 49, BG53, BG57
Girl's Scarf & Mitts: RV17, RV52, RV55/ G28, YG17, YG03
Birds: R22, R24, R27, YR04

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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 the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!