Monday, July 6, 2020


Howdy - MichelleO here today and... There are new stamps at High Hopes Stamps!!!!! Sorry I think I yelled that I am so excited! And this new release has it all from pretty, beautiful, cute and then some fun silly images!

For my first image I went with the pretty new "Bluebird" this new image is so fun to color!

I colored with both pencils and my Copics (colors below) I cut out in a circle with a die cut. Then I dug for some papers to match up with my Bluebird - Now for some reason I was drawn to bold and bright red and white papers. My Minds Eye older papers, with white card stock base and red card stock mats. I sewed down the layers of the papers, and then found the High Hopes Stamps "Lg. Script Thank you". Then for some added fun I added four dots of white Nuvo Paint.

Copic markers used -

Ok... more new images to color... so excited I just have to color! To see all the new images click HERE to get there fast!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Willa With A Heart

Good morning Friends,
It's Release week over

This Summer 2020 Release is just super adorable with lots of new fun images and some cute tiny sentiments for any occasion.

 For today I'm excited to be using "Willa With A Heart" and the sentiment is "Mini Sentiment Set #1"

Stamped image with black ink and used alcohol markers. The paper is "Strawberry Patch" from Park Lane Used a couple Spellbinder dies to die cut my main image. I sewed down the edges of my pattern paper to give some interest. This paper pad have a sheet full of strawberry so I fussy cut a few and used foam tape to created a cluster in the side of my card. Draw some lines with a white pen and added stickles.

 Copic List; body E25 E27 E31
nose C7
heart R20 R21
flowers R27 R29
grass/ leaves YG11 YG13

Here is a close up!
I Finish my card with one of the sentiment from  "Mini Sentiment Set #1" I also adhesive a few gold sequins. Click HERE to see the full release!

Thank you for visit my blog today!
Have a BLESS day.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Sending Hugs and Kisses........

Hi Everyone;

We are now officially half way through the year and some restrictions are being lifted.  Hopefully, they will be able to stay in place and this will become the new normal; -- time will tell.

This might cheer people up -- High Hopes Stamps has a brand new Summer 2020 Release.  For today's card I have used the adorable Willa with a Flower.  After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I cut it out using the Stitched Ovals from Tutti Designs.  Using the larger size of the same die, I cut out two pieces of mulberry paper -- my stash of this awesome paper is low and I have had no luck in finding any stores that stock it.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Will with a Flower (SLF008) and Get Well Wishes Script (H067) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP -- Dandy Days & Speckles both from Lawn Fawn; Mulberry Paper
  • Copic Markers:
    • Willa: W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W2 - Warm Gray No. 2, W3 - Warm Gray No. 3, W5 - Warm Gray No. 5, E02 - Fruit Pink, R11 - Pale Cherry Pink, R20 - Blush
    •  Eyes: BG0000 - Snow Green, B60 - Pale Blue Gray
    •  Grass & Flower:  YG17 - Grass Green, GY13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette, BV000 - Iridescent Mauve, BV00 -   Mauve Shadow, BV01 - Viola, YG01 - Green Bice
    •  Bee:  Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow, YR01 - Peach Puff, YR02 - Light Orange
    • Lady Bug:  R17 - Lipstick Orange, 100 - Black
  • Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals -- Tutti Designs
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Morning Dew
  • Enamel Dots - Gina Marie Designs
Check out the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps.  If you need some inspiration, stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog to see what what the HH Divas have been up to.  We post daily and would love it if you stop by.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Thursday, July 2, 2020

It Ain't Summer Til...

According to the calendar it is officially summer and the weather where I live has been summer like - hot and humid!!! 
Beachball Betty from the new Summer 2020 release (click here for to see the full release)  is at the beach and enjoying a beautiful summer day and she has some advice for us all.
 I love her sass! and I think I better listen to her advice and find some sand to stick my toes in to when it is safe to do so of course <wink>

I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to create an A2 size card instead of my usual square card. Some striped patterned paper was perfect for my summer design. 
I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and then trimmed the paper leaving it long. The sentiment was stamped directly under the stamp and then I trimmed the whole thing to fit my card front and added some matching card stock.
Adorable flip flops, a sun and cloud dies and some enamel dots finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Beachball Betty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sandy Toes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunskissed - Doodlebug

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, sun die - YNS, cloud die - Die'sires, flip flop die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots - Whimsy, gold gel pen

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
E000 TN2 EB3 C1 C2 C4 C5 E31 E34 R20 B00 B02 B04 B06 CR7 CR9 CR11 R59 Y15 Y35 Y38 YG17 YG25 YG03

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It's time for some gnomie goodness!

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian friends!!

Okay so here's the thing....I don't like snow or the cold temps.  I also don't like when it is so hot & humid outside you can hardly take a breath.  Seriously not complaining....just sayin'!  As Canadians we are BLESSED to live in this beautiful country of which I still have so much more to see.  Wishing all of you good health & happiness no matter where you live!!

Since it's sooooo humid & hot today I decided to be creative indoors.  This super cutie is Handsome Gnome from our new High Hopes release.  When I colored Handsome Gnome up I hadn't chosen my papers good thing I'm a hoarder of crafty supplies.  I had the perfect paper from LDRS just waiting to be used on this card.  I paired Handsome Gnome with the new Mini Sentiment Set #1 which where designed perfect for 3 of the new gnomes.

I needed to starting refilling my stock of masculine cards & I think this one suits the bill.

Copic Combos

Beard - N4, N2, N0

Skin - E04, E01, E000, E00

Blue - B95, B93, B91

Yellow Green - YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91

Sign - E43, E41, E40

Thanks for joining me today!

Crafty hugs,

Have A Purr-fect Day!

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Kitty's Perch - TLF021 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release for the main image and Pawsitively - G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This happy little kitty is having a great day exploring and has taken some time out to wish you a "Pawsitively Purr-fect Day"!! Hopefully, he puts a little smile on your face!

For my card this week, I began with a white base card of 5.5" x 4.25". I cut some Recollections - Green cardstock the same size and adhered it directly on the front of the base. Then I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set using the various dies to create the layers using both the base green cardstock and also Recollections - Petite Floral. I adhered the next to layers directly to the base. Then popped up the last 2 layers with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. The image was coloured with Copic markers and was stamped using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.

I used my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment as well, then I cut it to size and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it directly over the 2nd layer. Lastly, to finish off the card, I added some Craft- Rhinestone Stickers over the flowered background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Kitty's Perch - TLF021  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Pawsitively - G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Petite Floral - Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections - Green
Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Craft - Rhinestone Stickers, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty's Fur: E95, R22, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, Prismacolor Premier Pencils - PC935 - Black and PC1056 - 70% Warm Grey
Collar: R59, R39, R37
Garbage Can: C3, G28, G19, G07, G05, YG67, YG09
Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01
Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000
Clouds: Stampin' Up - Whisper White ink and Q-Tip

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, June 30, 2020

Norman Goat!

Baby Goats always get all the attention but I think the High Hopes Image "Norman Goat" deserves some love too LOL! I mean look at him.... cute or what!! I picture him being the Matriach of the family with all the little goats surrounding him as he tells the tales of his life!
I chose papers today from the Echo Park's "A Dog's Tale" 6x6 collection. After stamping and colouring "Norman" with my Copic Markers, I cut him out using the CDD Fancy Frame die set. I inked all the edges of my papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for added dimension.  Don't you just love the HH Sentiment "Humor Me". I think it suits Norman well! Some Burlap ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Goat: W4, W5, W6, W8, R20/ E43, E44
Top: BG72, BG75, BG78
Pants: R24, R29, R56/  Y35, Y38, Y26
Ground & Outline: W0, W3/ BG0000, BG000

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Happy Stamping!