Monday, April 15, 2024

Spring is here & it's time for gardening!

 Happy Monday HH Fans!

As I write up this post & it's Sunday.  We started the day off with buckets of rain falling so I was totally dreading going out to do our weekly shopping.  BUT alas the rain stopped & the sun came out, it's turned out to be a beautiful day.  Now that makes me want to be outside in the garden lol.  

Since we are so close to being able to do some things in our gardens I thought what better time than now to bring Lil' Gardener out of retirement.  This sweet little girl just warms my heart, I love her!

I decided to cut up my sentiment in 2 pieces & I like the look.  I added a little sparkle here & there with Stickles and some glaze over the water in the can.

Copic Combos
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Cheeks - R02, R01
Frog - YG07, C2
Watering Can - C4, C2, C0, BG01, BG000, BG0000
Pink - RV69, RV66, RV63
Yellow - Y19, Y17, Y15
Brown - E43, E42, E41
Warm Grey - W5, W3, W1
Green - G19, G17, G16, G14
Blue - B97, B95, B93
Red - R27, R24
Background - B000, B0000

So glad you popped by today, happy stampin'!

Friday, April 12, 2024

Some birthday wishes from the ocean

 Happy Friday HH Fans!

So I've had this little idea running around in my head for a long while.  I wanted to make a couple of birthday cards for my stash designed around the ocean.  Something bright, cute & fun....these are what I came up with.

The main stamp is our Sea Floor Background & I chose the Sea Turtle and Oliva the Octopus for my two card additional images.  High Hopes has so many different images you can use for an ocean themed card.  Check out the links below for more.

The black frame around the main image is cut using 2 different size rectangle dies.

Copic Combos
Coral (used some of each of these on each card)- RV19, RV17, RV14, YR09, YR07, YR04, V06, V05, V04, BG18, BG15, BG13, V17, V15, V12, RV29, RV25, RV13, BG57, BG07, BG05
Sand (Bottom Card) - E25, E23, E21
Sand (Top Card) - E44, E42, E41
Rocks (Bottom Card) - C5, C3, C1
Shell (Top Card) - V17, V15, V12
Shell (Bottom Card) - Y28, Y26, Y23
Sea Turtle - BG07, BG05, BG02, YR18, YR16, YR15
Octopus - RV04, RV02, RV00
Seaweed - YG09, YG07, YG06

Thanks for poppin' in today & happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Puppy Birthday

  I have a lot of dog lovers on my birthday card giving list and a lot of them have birthdays coming up over the next few months so I was super excited when "Mr. Moe" was released from the High Hopes Retirement vault! He is one of my favourite stamps - maybe because he reminds me of my dog <wink> - and perfect for a dog lovers birthday card. 

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut leaving a thin white edge. Honey Bee stamps had the perfect patterned paper for this cutie so I cut the papers to fit my A2 card base and added a grass die cut to complete my scene. I masked the sentiment off a longer sentiment, stamped it, mounted it on matching card stock and added it to the top of the card. Some colored clear dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps -  Mr. Moe (SDG015- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment -  Pirates Birthday (F147)
Patterned Paper - Summer Stems, Modern Spring - Honey Bee Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, grass die - YNS, color clear dots - Gina Marie Designs

Copic Markers

Body - E41 E42 E55 E57
Nose - E23 E25 E27
Flower - Y11 Y15 Y26 G24 G46 G99 R20 R21 R22
Butterfly - E3 E27 YR31 YR35 YR38
Grass - YG03 YG17

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Lil' Swinger

 Happy Monday HH Fans!

Here in Southern Ontario we have been wondering if Spring is every going to arrive.  We have had a mix of snow, hail & rain over the last week.  The weekend was super nice but you never know what tomorrow will be like lol.

This week I'm bringing another image out of retirement.  This cutie is called Lil' Swinger, isn't she adorable?!

For something a little different than your standard square or A2 size card I decided to cut off a 2" strip on the front of the card.  I was then able to place my matted image in the centre of the card so the side of the image lined up with the edge of the back base.

Copic Combos
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Cheeks - R02, R01
Hair - E30, E33, E35, YR31
Blue/Green - BG09, BG57, BG53
Purple - V06, V05, V04
Rope - E27, E25, E23
Swing Seat - E29, E27, E25
Background - B000, B0000

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Good Times

 The Dancing Divas have been brought out of the High Hopes retirement vault and are enjoying a night out on the town at a dance hall with a heart shaped disco ball!?!  I have a few friends that when we go out, even when we have planned our evening we always end up somewhere else doing something spontaneous and fun just like the Divas. 

I created a special background for them using inks stencils, water splats and Stickles.

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the stamps. I set them aside and chose the ink colours and stencil for the background.

The background was inspired by an image I saw online and when I saw it I decided to put my spin on it with the products I had in my craft room. I started by cutting a white piece of card stock to fit the card base (5.5"w x 5.5"h) - it is cut a bit smaller then the black card stock base and added some die cut circles to mimic the lights. 

I took each ink colour and added it to the paper over top of the circle die cuts (they were removed when I was done) and used some of the darker colours through the stencil to add the dots around the edges. The outside edge is blended with black ink to add to the depth of the card. Next, I sprayed some water on my fingers and spritzed it onto the background. When that was dry I used a different stencil to add the Stickles dots for some added sparkle. 

At this point I was happy with the background......but something was missing! So I found a free silhouette image of people dancing and printed it off. I cut out the inside of the images - this is opposite to normal fussy cutting when you cut the outside - and when that was done, I laid it on my card and using it as a stencil, added them lightly in the background with black ink. 

I added a piece of grey wood patterned paper for the dance floor, inking the edges in black first. I couldn't find a circle "disco ball" in my stash so I ended up using a sparkly heart. After gluing down the Divas, some enamel dots and a sentiment finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps -  Dancing Diva 1 (SDG013), Dancing Diva 2 (SDG014)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment -  Good Times (FDG014)
Patterned Paper - handmade by me

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, heart - stash, wood paper - Simple Stories, white gel pen, silver Wink of Stella, Inks - Rosebud - Memento, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Black Soot Distress inks, Night of Navy Stampin' Up, enamel dots 

Copic Markers

Dancing Diva 1
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - E23 E57 E79
Top - Y11 Y15 Y17 Y35
Pants - B12 B14 B16 B97

Dancing Diva 2 
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - E08 E09 E18
Top - YG01 YG03 YG17
Pants - B95 B97 B99

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Welcome Little One

 Happy Monday HH Fans!

When I started to working on this image I planned for it to be an Easter card, well it didn't quite work out that way.  This adorable image is called Garden Lamb.  Somewhere between colouring the grass & the little bird I decided to change the theme to a baby card.  I pleased with how it turned out, now I have one in my stash.

Copic Combos
Lamb - T3, T1, T0, T9, T7, T4
Cheeks - R02, R01
Grass - G46, G43, G40
Fence - E47, E44, E43
Bird - B16, B14, B12
Beak & Flower Centres - YR15
Flowers - RV69, RV66, RV63
Leaves - YG03, YG06
Butterfly's - YR15, YR14, YR12, E23
Background - B000, B0000

SuppliesCopic friendly cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink for stamping, misc. satin ribbon, Patterned paper Pebbles Lullaby, Bazzil cardstock for matting & base

It's the LAST DAY for our 40% OFF EASTER SALE

Thanks for poppin' in today & happy stampin'!

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Just Married

 Happy Saturday HH Fans,

So yesterday I posted thinking it was Saturday, lol.  It messes me all up when we have a Friday off.  But today really is Saturday or at least I think it is.

Today we are bringing Just Married out of retirement, just in time for Wedding season.  Just love this adorable couple.

I didn't take a picture but on the inside of this card I used the sentiment Hoping Your Day.

I wanted a very simple & clean card but didn't want it all to be white.  I used a stipple brush & Memento Lulu Lavender around the edge of my card to give it some texture.

Copic Combos
Car - N5, N3, N1
Bumper, Grill & Side Light Bracket - C4, C2, C0
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Cheeks - R02, R01
Lights - Y15, Y13, Y11
Man's Hair - E27, E25, E23
Lady's Hair - E37, E25, E33
Black - T9, T7, T6
Purple - BV08, V17, V15
Green - G46, G43, G40
Grounding Under Tires - W6, W4, W2

Supplies - Copic friendly cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink for stamping, misc. satin ribbon, mini little stars, Stardust Stickles, YNS & Honey Bee patterned paper, Bazzil cardstock, card base 6 1/4" x 4 1/4", Memento Lulu Lavender ink, stipple brush

Hey don't forget about our HUGE SALE going on now!  Hurry it ENDS MONDAY!!

Thanks for poppin' in today, happy stampin'!