Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hugs To Cheer You

I don't know about you but I think this will be me running to give hugs to all my friends and family when the social distancing is over. 
I miss giving them and I miss receiving them but until I am able to give and receive hugs again I am using the oh so cute "Gonna Getcha" from High Hopes to send a hug in a card to someone on my needs a hug list.
Paired with the "Hugs to Cheer You" sentiment it is a fun hug in a card!

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After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it and ran a black marker around the edge to cover any white edges. Some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn was perfect for the cheery but warm feeling I was looking to give with this card. I cut a pleated lace circle and added some matching paper and a few hearts just for fun. 
Diamond Stickles on the buttons on the overalls gave me the touch of bling I like to add to my cards. Ribbon and enamel dots finish off this 5" x 5" card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Gonna Getcha - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Hugs To Cheer You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spiffy Speckles, Spring Fling - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, ribbon - Stampin' Up, Diamond Stickles, circle die - Spellbinders, heart die - YNS, pleated lace circle die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers : N1 N3 N6 B93 B95 B97 RV000 RV11 RV32 Y23 Y25 GY4

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

May Your Day Be Filled With Love!!

It’s Wednesday, and I'm back this week to start off April with lots and lots of love from Elmer the Elephant using Elmer Elephant - Q043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Large Filled With Love - H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. With everything happening in the world right now, I think we could all use a little bit of love. When I was a child, Elmer was also called Elmer the Safety Elephant, so I hope that you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe right now too!

To make this card I first die cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and my Cuttlebug. Next I used my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and the sentiment. I coloured in the image using Copic markers. Then I created my own background using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspbery and Kraftin' Kimmie - Happy Hearts Stencil. I also did all around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. Lastly, added in the bottom border of hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted which I ran through my Cuttlebug twice with 2 different red cardstock. Then I inlayed the lighter colour into the darker hearts. I had also ran the cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker beforehand to make the die-cut work like a sticker and easy to inlay. I also used one of the small hearts for the "o" in "Love" and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Red Berry on top of it. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a white base card 5.5" x 4.25".

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elmer Elephant - Q043  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Large Filled With Love - H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz - Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Various scraps of red cardstock
Die-Cuts: Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Red Berry

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, R22, R20, R11, RV32

Ground: E35, E34, E33, E31

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mary Angel!

Happy Tuesday!
I hope my post today finds you all well in these difficult days! I thought I'd pop in with a cutie to help brighten your day! Meet the adorable "Mary Angel" from High Hopes Stamps! Isn't she just having the best time splashing in the puddles! Mary Angel reminds me of my daughters when they were little and loved to play in the rain!
I chose papers today from an older Echo Park collection called "Spring". I thought the umbrella papers went perfectly with this image. I coloured my image with my Copic markers and then paper pieced Mary's coat and umbrella. It's hard to see but the puddle, splashes and Mary's wings all have clear glitter pen added to them for a bit of sparkle! I added some clear dewdrops (gems) to the cut out image to look like rain drops.
I decorated the inside of my card and then added the "Play In The Puddles" sentiment also from High Hopes Stamps.
Copics Used:
Skin: R00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: Y00, Y23, YR12
Pants & Hat: BG13, BG34, BG32
Boots: Y21, Y23
Puddles & Wings: BG0000, BG000, BG10

Here's something else to brighten your day!!!
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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Nurse Elizabeth Jo

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I have colored up a little Get Well Soon card. I am sure we all need a few of those for our stash. And there is none better to wish a little Get Well images as "Nurse Elizabeth Jo"

A sweet little nurse like this is sure to make you feel better! I colored with my Copics and did a little high lighting and shading with pencils. Then cut her out with a small border around her. I found papers from October Afternoon that were bright and cheerful and sewed them down with my sewing machine. The sentiment Get Well Soon... is called "Calling the Doctor" from High Hopes Stamps is perfect for this nurse.

Three red buttons for a little embellishment and I think it is a happy colorful Get Well Card. Hopefully to cheer up someone not feeling so well.

Copic colors used.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dragon Hop!

Hello friends,
 and welcome to another Sunday card inspiration!

Today I created an Easter card using "Dragon Hop" from High Hopes Stamps.

To begin I stamped image with black ink and colored with alcohol markers. The paper is a 12X12 pad called "Easter" from Echo Park. Used a few of my dies to created an scene. To finish the card add candy dots, stickles, white pen and a sentiment from my stash. Copic List; dragon body YG11 YG13 YG17 G99  horns E42 E43  bunny ears W1 W3 W5 R20  basket Y11 Y13 Y15  Eggs B02 R20 Y15 Here is another card I did using this fun image.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sharing some Easter Love!

Good morning HH fans!

Today I have this lovely card from Shawna D. out in British Columbia Canada to share with all of you.  Shawna lives in a Senior Care home & loves to make cards with our images.  Shawna creates adorable cards to give to friends & fellow residents, she also sells a few of her cards to help with her expenses.  Oh and she donates cards too, how awesome is that?!!!

I featured 4 of Shawna's cards over on our Facebook Page a few days ago but wanted to share this cutie on a special blog post today.  

Now more than ever we need to band together and share as much love to one another as we can.  Shawna is certainly doing her part!

Whether you bring groceries to a neighbor or even give someone a call just to say hello it brightens someone's day.  Finding a new normal is what we all have to do during this very troubling time.

Please feel free to share your creations with us, we love to see them.  Tell us what makes you feel happy or how you made someone's day.  We want to hear your story!

For this adorable card Shawna used Bunny Blooms personally one of my favorite images.

We do have a 20% Discount running now on Store Wide.  We are a small rubber stamp company but we will try to keep this discount running as long as we can.  We want people to share & be creative it helps us all feel better.  Use Coupon Code LOVE at checkout.

Have a super wonderful weekend!!

Hugs to all,

Friday, March 27, 2020

You're "Beary" Special to Me!

Welcome HH Fans;

Another week of enforced working at home has been and gone.  This is such a new adventure for me, my co-workers and so many, many more people.  For those of us who paper craft High Hopes Stamps is lifting our spirits with a sale -- yes that is right....

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For today's card, I have used the adorable Hunny Bear with the Beary Special to Me sentiment, from High Hopes Stamps.   After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I used one of the smaller Double Stitched Rectangle dies to cut it out.  A larger size die was used for the other two rectangles, while a diamond shape die was used for the sentiment.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Hunny Bear (Q021), Beary Special to Me (H108)
  • Paper: XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Spring Fling 7 Watercolor Washes -- both from Lawn Fawn
  • Copic Markers:
    • E35 - Chamois, E34 - Toast, E31 - Brick Beige
    • W9 - Warm Gray No. 9
    • Y17 - Golden Yellow, Y15 - Cadmium Yellow, Y13 - Lemon Yellow
    • E53 - Raw Silk, E51 - Milky White, E50 - Egg Shell
    • BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, BG01 - Aqua Blue
    • R46 - Strong Red
  • Dies:  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies - Gina Marie Designs, Diamond Shapes - Spellbinders
  • Enamel Dots:  Gina Marie Designs
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