Sunday, March 1, 2015

Welcome two new Designers

Hello High Hopes Fans!


As you might remember, we had a DT Call last month.
We added a few new designs right away
and today were are happy to announce two additional Designers to the Dream Team. 

Please welcome:


and 


They both will be joining us each week.
Please give them a warm welcome!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday, February 28th

Hello High Hopes Fans

There are only a few days left to enter the February Challenge Here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd.

Enter for the chance to win 2 Free High Hopes Stamps.
You must use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge.
If you don't have one, you can use a free digi to try out!

Alex and Lisa are here today to showcase some fun High Hopes Stamps...

Alex.

 I had worked with watercolor pens , chalk , 3-D Paint and Stickles on this card. The name of the sweet Rubber Stamp is: Bubble Bath Bradley .


Lisa 

Lisa used an older design for her card today.  The stamp is called Sitting Buddy with Balloon.  She coloured Buddy with Copic Markers and used Glossy Accents on the balloon and Buddy's nose. The paper is from Fancy Pants - Trend Setter Paper Pad. She also used some twine, mini clothespin, and a cute sentiment - Happy Bear-day to finish her card.

Have a fabulous weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 27th

Hello High Hopes Fans

Today Michelle V and Jane have some inspiration to share with you. 

You can find our February Challenge Here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd. 

Michelle V


Hiya All!
The image today is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  The actual Rubber Stamp is Bunny with Tulip.  

I used a new technique that I learned from an Online Class that I took.  The technique was to colour the image then use the colourless blender on a piece of fabric to remove some of the colouring to make it look like a stuffed animal.  It did not turn out the way I was hoping, it bled through so I actually made lemonade from lemons LOL  I cut out the image, used another one to glue the cut out image on...see how perfect the whiskers look? LOL.  And then thought, hmmmmmm for a bit more of a pop I will do another colouring of the tulip and vase and pop that up!  The effect was quite nice if I don't say so myself!  Geesh now thinking about it I should have popped up the feet too, maybe twice for the effect...Oh Well, next time I use this image!  I also curled the orange paper to a round effect so it looked more like a carrot for the bunny

The Copic Markers that I used are;

Bunny - E18, 17, 15
Bunny Ears/Feet/Nose - RV10, 21, 13
Vase - BG0000, 000 and R56, 37, 35
Tulip - V17, 15, 12
Leaves - R56, YR04, YG67, YG17, YG03
Sky - BG0000, 000
Shadow/Table - E42, W2, W0

The items that I used to create my card are;

BackGround Paper from One Crazy Stamper

On hand I used the Orange and Green Cardstock, the Green Thread (for the carrot top), Ribbon.  Not sure where all these were bought from I have had them for years LOL.  Common I know your saying the same things LOL

Thanks for popping in to see my creation!  I look forward to seeing what you complete for our Challenge this month.

Jane 

This is Party Girl Florence


Sure hope everyone is keeping warm these days!  Maybe this "party girl" will heat things up!
I coloured Florence with Tombow Markers and water, then sponged some pink and blue ink around the image.  Glossy Accents were used on the balloons, and frosted lace stickles on her pearl necklace. I used a wave die(on blue vellum), and palm tree die for an added touch to this card. The designer paper is from Carta Bella-Summer Lovin'.  A few YNS - green glitter gumdrops were placed in the top corners to finish it off. 

Hope this inspires you to create a card and join us for this month's "Anything Goes" Challenge! 
Thanks for joining us!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!   

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26th

Hello High Hopes Fans

The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd.

Lacey

Today I am sharing a card I made using an older design. This is called Leapin' Leprechaun. He's one of the stamps available under the "St. Patricks" collection listed on the High Hopes Website under Occasions. I thought it would be perfect to showcase with St. Patrick's Day around the corner. Make sure to check out the other St. Patty's designs as well.

What goes better with Leprechauns than Rainbows and Gold?!
I found some fun paper from My Mind's Eye and used a rainbow of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. A little die cut pieces from Gold glitter card stock to round it off.

Don't forget to come in on the challenge. The challenge ends on Monday and 1 lucky participant will win 2 Free High Hopes stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

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Make sure to join us in the challenge!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25th

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

It's Michelle O and Natalie here today to showcase our creations. 

Don't forget that you can find the February Monthly Challenge here.
The challenge runs through 7pm EST Monday, March 2nd.

Michelle O
This week I had some fun with Norman Goat 
He is fabulous for those men in you life that you love to give a little birthday old age poke too! 
On the front I used the great  Large Fancy "Happy Birthday" 
sewing down my pattern papers, and adding ribbon and buttons - 
Inside the card is the little poke... a great sentiment stamp for the goat... "Ya Old Goat!" 


 
Natalie
I  created a tag with Little Miss Spring Time.
She's coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut and added to the tag with pop dots for some dimension.  The hill is simply created with fancy paper pinking scissors and some sewing stitches for a homemade look.

Make sure to play along with the challenge for a chance to win 2 Free stamps!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday, Feb 24th

Hello High Hopes Fans!

You can find the February Monthly Challenge here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd. 

Today Kristine and Cheri are here to share their creations for your inspiration...


For this weeks card I had a little fun using the paper piecing technique on Part Time Gardener,

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored it with Copic Markers.
The flower is a Gardenia from pizzazzaplenty.

I did a Paper Piecing Tutorial for High Hopes a few years ago.  You can check that out if you want to learn more about this technique or check out my blog for some more pics of how I made this card.


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Ok, I'm sick of winter!! It's been so cold here -20 or lower lately brrr. So I was thinking spring when I made this card using the adorable Ally Rose and the Springtime Joy Script sentiment. High Hopes has a Farm Fence stamp that would work perfectly as well.


 Ally Rose is coloured using Copic markers and I added some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to anything that is pink. Lots of die cut shapes and layering, a few butterflies and my design is complete!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what Kristine and I designed!

Dina Gerner our Designer has joined us again this week with a wonderful canvas project to show you.  Stamps aren't just for cards or scrapbook pages...you can use them for your Mixed Media projects too!
Directions:
For the canvas, I primed a 6x6 gallery wrapped canvas with white gesso. This size canvas works really well with the image. I let it dry completely and then added acrylic paint in hues of blues and greens for the background.
I then added some polka dots with texture paint and let it dry completely.I punched several paper flowers out of newspaper print, painted with a light acrylic wash of pink, orange and white and dotted their centers with various colors of Gumdrops from One Crazy Stamper. LOVE the Gumdrops! They are so versatile!
Stamped "Part Time Gardener" and painted her with watercolors and afixed her along with the paper flowers and the sentiment, that I printed and cut, to my canvas.
For the finishing touches, I painted extra flowers and vines, and added some three dimensional paper flowers to the bottom corner and just a few dark outlines to make the image pop.
Don't forget to join in on the February Challenge!!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday, February 23rd

Hello High Hopes Fans!

You can find the February Monthly Challenge here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd. 

We hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Today Lynne is here to share her creation for your inspiration...


My card today uses Bunny with Tulip, isn't she a cutie!!
She'd be perfect for Easter cards, but I've used her today as a Thank You card.
Coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and then I used a pale grey copic marker to dot round my image.  I paper pieced my scarf as I didn't have any colours to match my DP and then added clear gloss and glitter to the tulip.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you're getting some stamping time to play along in this month's Anything High Hopes Goes challenge!

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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada