Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Baby Elephant Celebrates

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out a "little" favorite. This is Baby Elephant Celebrates - a sweet elephant that brings a smile!

I colored with my copics (colors below) and then added Clear Nuvo on the balloon.. and then white Nuvo on his toe nails. Every little elephant needs a really nice Pedi right? I found paper from DCWV Tres Chic collection on a cream colored base. I sewed the layers down with a straight and zig zag stitch. A pink polk a dot ribbon around tied with a bow.  A fun play on words for a sentiment.

Fun card right? Love how cute this image is.

Copic colors used -

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sending Smiles!

Hello HH Fans!
It's my turn to share some creative fun over on the High Hopes Blog! I decided to use this oldie but cutie called "Raggedy Ann-ouncement". I love that her "sign" comes blank and you can add whatever sentiment to it that you want. I added the HH "Sending Smiles" sentiment.
I used a fun bright colour palette on this card! It just makes me feel happy and that summer is around the corner. My Paper is from the American Crafts Sunny 6x6 collection (older one from my stash). I added a double heart border, a cute heart tag, heart die and ribbon with a butterfly brad added to it.
Here you can see the dimension I added by using foam squares.
My decorated inside using the HH Sentiment called "Thank You For Being A Friend"
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E21, E11, R20
Hair & Shoes: N5, N9
Dress & Bow: RV14, RV17, RV19
Wood Sign: E42, E43, E44, E47

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 20, 2019


Hi there crafty friends,
Welcome to another Monday card inspiration!

For today I bring you guys one of my favorites and first images from HHS. LOVE this image a tons, just perfect for Spring, Birthday or anything your heart desires.   

For today I'm using "Ladybug Love" from 

For this card I used;
black & white cardstock
the pattern paper is a left-over piece from Christmas 
gold sequins, gelly roll white pen, star dust stickles,
Recollections stickers, and Spellbinder circle dies.

Image is colored with Copics;
ladybug R27 R29 R59 100black
body E0000 E42 R20
flower RV00 RV10 Y00 YG11

Here is a close up!
To finish I handmade the banner added this cute white/glitter letters stickers and did some doodles with my gelly roll white pen. Here is another project I did using this adorable image. Hope my card inspired you to created something pretty! 

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Have a BLESS day!
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Have a blazin birthday!

Happy Sunday!

The more birthdays you celebrate, the longer you live!! ;)
Next month are a lot of birthdays in my family, so this theme is perfect for me!

Today I have a robot birthday card. I've used Robot with balloon on this cute card.

To make this card, I've used:
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Robot with balloon,  Gears border, Blazin birthday sentiment
*Bazzill Basics cardstock: white, green, lightgrey, darkgrey
*other: Uniquely Creative round stitched die, little metal embellishments, Copic paper, black ink, acrylic block, Pergaglue, Copic sketch markers

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Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Greetings from Mer-cat!

Greetings High Hope friends - Lindsay here! Today, I'm sharing the most adorable cat ever - Mer-cat! She's part mermaid, part cat, and a whole lot of cuteness!

I think my favorite stamps are definitely kitty stamps - and I almost always color the kitties like my own orange tabby. I used my Prismacolor colored pencils to color her in, and for the background I created a super simple beach scene - sky, ocean, and beach. This way Mer-cat stays the center of attention!

To keep the card clean and simple, I stamped this adorable sentiment on kraft paper and wrapped some thin metallic gold thread around it. I love adding metallic thread to cards where I want a little bit of embellishment, but not too much. Then I popped the entire piece up off the card with some foam mounting squares. I think this is the perfect card to welcome in summer (which will be here before we know it!)

Thanks so much for stopping by the High Hopes blog! Be sure to check out more card inspiration in the High Hopes Facebook group - where we share ideas, tips, and tricks that encourage each other to be creative!  Have a great day my friends!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Where Flowers Grow...

Welcome HH fans;

Well it seems that spring has finally arrived and flowers, shrubs and trees are beginning to grow as they have new shoots and blooms.  With flowers beginning to grow, so does hope in so many ways.

With this in mind, today's card is using the adorable Flowers Grow stamp from High Hopes Stamps.

After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers, and cut it out using the Scalloped Square Die from Spellbinders.  The foil background was created using the Vibrant Vines Foil-Makes and Sparkling Silver Foil - Fancy Foils both from Gina K. Designs and fun through the Minc Machine to foil it.  The negative was used for the background. It was cut out using the same die as the image.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Flowers Grow (R157) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Honey Sweet Patterned Paper - DigiDoodles Design
  • Foil Mate & Foil:  Vibrant Vines, Sparkling Silver (Gina K. Designs)
  • Spellbinders Die:  Scalloped Dies
  • Copic Markers:
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
    • YR02 - Light Orange, YR01 - Peach Puff, YR00 - Powder Pink, YR0000 - PaleChiffon
    • R02 - Flesh, R01 - Pinkish Vanilla
    • BG10 - Cool Shadow, BG11 - Moon White
    • BV0000 -Pale Thistle, BV000- Irridescent Mauve
    • B0000 - Pale Porcelain Blue
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Morning Dew
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen:  Clear
  • YNS Gumdrops 
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Live Life

This week I decided to  challenge myself. I wanted to use a "portion" of a larger stamp by masking it to "create" a new image. Masking a portion of a larger stamp gives me more ways to use a stamp I have purchased. 

I chose "Fragrant Blooms" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and masked off this cute snail and flowers. 

After masking off the stamp and stamping only the portion I wanted to use, I coloured it with alcohol markers and Prisma pencils and cut it out using a circle die. Next I cut a piece of white card stock to fit my card and added some ink splatters with matching ink to create a bit of a back ground. This was added to some gingham paper from MFT after I inked all of the edges with Distress ink. 
I placed my stamp roughly where I wanted it on the card and with the help of my Misti stamped the sentiment. Some twine and sparkly enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Fragrant Blooms - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Life In Bloom - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore - MFT

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, circle die - Spellbinders, twine, enamel dots - C.C. Designs and Gina Marie Designs, antique linen Distress ink, Stampin' Up ink, mini ink splatter - YNS, flowers - Poppies and Prairie

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 GB5 AG1 AG3 AG4 CR11 CR7 PP1 PP3 BG7 TN1 EB1
Copics: RV11 
Prismacolor Pencils: goldenrod, dark green, henna, deco peach, beige

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!