Saturday, May 30, 2015

Julie`s Starry Dreams

Hello High Hopes Fans!!
If you are looking for the May Challenge, you can find it here
The challenge runs through 7pm EST, May 31st.

We will have a new challenge on June 1st along with the new release!!
Here is Alex. ! I show you a card today full of golden glitter. And i had stamped with " Julie`s Starry dreams " and " Make a Wish " from the  " Sentiment Set 1 " .

For this card i had used watercolor pens, Glitter Dust Gold and Rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by!


Julie's Moment

Hello High Hopes Fans

Here is another card I made, using stamps from the New Release!
This is Julie's Moment (S521), along with the sentiment from Sentiment Set #2 (U501).  Julie is sooo adorable!!!
I coloured Julie with Copic Markers (E01, E31, R20, 100, E25, E29, BV11, BV13, Y06, and Y08).  The die is from Spellbinders and is called - Fleur De Lis Squares.  A purple ink pad was used to sponge on the edges of the square, used inside of this die cut.  To add some glitter, I used Wink of Stella-yellow glitter pen on all the areas that were coloured yellow.  A Uniball White gel pen was used for Julie's eyes.  A variety of liquid pearls-daffodil, lavender lace, and mint green were added on the edge of the die cut, to finish the card off.  Some yellow, purple, and green cardstock was also used, along with a piece of Vertigo Transparent Sheet made by Imagine Crafts.  It feels almost like a thin piece of vinyl and really gives the background a unique and 3D look!

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Did you see the new challenge?
The May Challenge can be found here.
It runs through 7pm EST Sunday, May 31st.

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Friday, May 29, 2015

"All About Boys" Sneak Peaks Day #7 & #8

Today we are sharing Sneak Peaks Day #7 & #8 with you.

Bob Loves Tubing

Gabriel Loves Soccer

Join us this weekend as we share more sneak peaks with you.  Release day is Monday, June 1st!!

Have a wonderful day....


Sam the Snow Border

Hello High Hopes Fans

I am excited to share another one of my cards, using one of the stamps and sentiment from the new release.
This is Sam the Snow Border (T514), and sentiment from Sentiment Set #1 (U500).  Such a cool dude!!! 

This was a fun image to colour!  After I finished colouring Sam with Tombow Markers and water, I used some Glossy Accents on his goggles.  I then used a MFT die to cut out this image along with some frosted lace stickles to create the snow hill.  A small snowflake stamp with a grey ink pad was used to stamp the snowflakes on.  I decided to add a little sparkle to these snowflakes with a Sakura glitter pen. To finish the card off, a couple of blue snowflake brads were added with clear rhinestones in the centres.  The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder, and popped up with foam tape for some added dimension.     

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N60, 491, 942, 850, 800, N55, N75, 553, 528, and 243. Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, SU Pool Party Ink Pad for Sponging Edges of die cut, and SU Smoky Slate Ink Pad for stamping snowflakes.
Paper - Echo Park-Keepin' Cozy 6x6 Paper Pad, Navy, White, and Mellow Moss Cardstock.
Misc - MFT-In & Out Stitched Rounded Square die, Blue Snowflake Brads, Frosty Lace Stickles, SU snowflake stamp, Sakura Gelly Roll-Stardust clear glitter penWink of Stella-glitter clear, Glossy AccentsWater Brush, Foam Tape, Glue Dots.

The New Release is NOW Available.

Did you see the new challenge?
The May Challenge can be found here.
It runs through 7pm EST Sunday, May 31st.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

Gabriel Loves to Ski Doo - Lacey

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

If you are looking for the May Challenge, you can find it here
The challenge runs through 7pm EST, May 31st.

We will have a new challenge on June 1st along with the new release!!

Today I'm use this fun image called Gabriel Loves to Ski Doo from the last release. 
The papers are from my stash paired with a sentiment from Sentiment Set #1 U500

The image was embossed in black and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os...

H2O's used:
Natural Linen, Dreamsicle, Nutmeg, Blue Grass, Summer Breeze, Wintermist Gray, Playful Peony,Hot Cinnamon, and Bashful Blue

Happy stamping!

Julie's Dream

                              Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

Today I am sharing Julie's Dream another one of the cute fairies from the Fairies & Adventurers new release. 

I wanted to do something different for my post today. I decided to do an easel card........with a twist! It features a Post It note holder just for fun! 


The photo below shows the card "closed"

I found the pattern for the note holder on the internet - there are numerous patterns to choose from depending on what your finished card size will be. 

I coloured Julie with Spectrum Noir makers. I tried the pallette colouring technique (first time ever!) on her wings and added some Stickles with a fine tip paint brush because I wanted the wings to be light & airy, almost transparent..... and a fairy has to have glitter somewhere right?! 

Spectrum Noir Makers: 
Hair: CT 1 CT2 CT4 GB6
Dress & Boots: BT1 BT2 BT4
Hearts: CR2 CR4 CR6
Leaves: DG1 DG2
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2
Eyes: BT2 BT4 BT5
Flowers: OR1 OR2 OR3 1G1 1G2 GB4 GB5 GB6
Lips: FS8
Wings: FS6 BT1 

Don't forget to pop by the High Hopes website to see the full release, and don't forget to come play along in our monthly challenge. We can't wait to see your creations! 

Did you see the new challenge? It is Anything High Hopes Goes!
The May Challenge can be found here
                          It runs through 7pm EST Sunday, May 31st.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"All About Boys" Sneak Peaks #5 & #6

Welcome to our Sneak Peaks for our "All About Boys" release coming June 1st.  Today we are sharing two more with you.

Bob Loves His Tractor

Gabriel Loves to Surf

Stay tuned for more eye candy coming your way!!


Wednesday May 27, Julie's Wish - Natalie

Hi there, It's Wednesday and I'm back again with another fairy design from High Hopes Stamps.  Julie's Wish and the sentiment is a fave of mine ... such fun! :)
I decided to create an easel card which I thought was a nice way to display this little darling! 
The image was coloured with Copics with added Diamond Stickles.
Copic Numbers -- YG000,YG01,Y21,YG03,YG05,BV02,R20,V000,V05,V01,
Thanks for peeking. Please visit my blog for further details.
Join in our High Hopes Anything Goes May 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
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Julie's Smile - Have a Magical Day

MichelleO here and this week I played with another one of High Hopes Stamps new Fairy images. Such fun cards to be girlie with and add flowers and bling too!

This is Julie's Smile

Sweet image! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then went crazy with the stickles for LOTS of bling on her wings. I told myself I wasn't going to this time...  but it just didn't feel right with out the bling, right?  I have no will power at all... diet proves that! My papers are all Kaisercraft Tropical punch collection, I sewed all the layers together with a zig zag stitch. Then I created a piece of "lace" with a Martha Stewart Punch. Cut a strip of paper, then punched on both sides. The flowers are punches that I added some Viva Decor Gold Pearl Pen. The sentiment is also from High Hopes - "Sentiment Set #2" - fabulous group of sentiments you will use over and over especially with these adorable fairy images!

Copic colors used -

I hope you like my Fairy card - There are so many great Fairy images that just came out at High Hopes - and if you need a more boyish image they are covered as well with this new release. See them all HERE  - Then take some time to surf around the entire store... you will find lots you like! I PROMISE!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Gabriel's A Hockey Player!

Hi High Hopes Fans!

For all you hockey fans out there or hockey Moms, here is the perfect stamp for you! Gabriel's A Hockey Player is super cute and I love that you can colour him in your own team colours! I am a big Guelph Storm fan so of course these are our team colours! 

Once Gabriel was stamped I coloured him in with my Copic Sketch markers. I created the "Go Team" using a Stitched Fishtail flag and the plain Fishtail Flags! Then using an Alphabet stamp set added the phrase and glued it to the back of my cardstock layer. I decided to use paper from the Echo Park Birthday Wishes 6x6 paper pad. A few YNS gumdrops and black twine finished off my card!

The sentiment on the inside comes from the new Sentiment Set #1.

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E02, R20
Hair: Y21, Y26
Red parts: R35, R37, R39
Black parts: W3, W5, W6, W8
Stick: E31, E33
Ice: BG000

The new release "Fairies and Adventurers" is so sweet! Head on over to High Hopes Stamps and check out the whole release! Also don't forget to enter into our May Challenge "Anything Goes"! I can't wait to see what you design!

Happy Crafting!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Make a Wish

Hi there High Hopes Fans!

Kristine here with another Fun Fairy card featuring Julie's Moment from the Fairies and Adventures release.

I colored the image with Chameleon Markers (OR4-YR3-YL2-NU1-BL3-PK3)
It was a little brighter than I wanted so I went over it with Copic Markers (YR00-Y15-Y17-RV81)

The Paper is American Crafts "Yes, Please".
The sentiment is from the Sentiment Set #2

 I just received my stamps from the next release and they are AMAZING!
Can't wait to start sharing my creations!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Monday, May 25, 2015

All About Boys Release - Sneak Peaks 4 & 5

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Sneak Peaks 4 & 5 of our upcoming "All About Boys" release coming June 1st.

Meet Gabriel Loves Baseball.....

Meet Bob Loves his Motorcycle.....

Stay tuned for more Sneak Peaks coming your way this week.


Julie's Wish - Lynne

Happy Monday High Hopes fans!  This is my last post as part of the High Hopes DT.  It's been a wonderful 3 years and it's been great to have 'worked' with such a fabulous DT!  (You can't exactly call it 'work' when the images are such fun to colour!)   I'd like to wish my teamies all the very best for the future, and special wishes and thanks to Lora :)

So for my final card I've used Julie's Wish from the Fairies and Adventurers release.  I've coloured her with my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, and added some clear gloss and glitter to her fairy dust and to the centres of all the stars, so it's lovely and sparkly.  My magical day sentiment is from the new Sentiment Set #2.

Thanks for visiting High Hopes today .... feel free to pop over to my blog too!

Join in our 'Anything High Hopes Goes' May challenge here ... the random winner gets to choose 2 stamps of their choice :)  There's a free digi at the top of the page if you don't have any High Hopes stamps yet!  

Gabriel Loves To Ski Doo!

Hello High Hopes Fans

Did you see the new challenge?
The  May Challenge can be found here. 
It runs through  7pm EST Sunday, May 31st. 


Happy Monday High Hopes Friends, 

For my post I'm sharing "Gabriel Loves To Ski Doo"
& a sentiment from the "Sentiment Set #1"

Looks like Gabriel is having a blast...right!

I stamped my image with "Memento Tuxedo Black" ink and coloured with 
"Copic Markers" the background was stamped and embossed with snowflakes. I
also used my distress inks.
I used sequins from my stash and others from Pretty Pink Posh. I also used "Small 
The sentiment was stamped and embossed with "Liquid Platinum" embossing Powder from Ranger.

Copic Markers: Sky E000, E00, V00, R20
Hair E23, E25
Jacket C1, C3, C5
Pants B24, B29
Gloves R24, R27, R29
Shoes E23, E25, E37
Snowmobile W1, W3, W5, C3, C5, B000, BG10, 0

Here is close up!

Who wouldn't want to get this fun card in the mail!

For more details about my card visit my blog at

Be sure to play along with us this month's challenge: Anything Goes!
                  There is a FREE DIGITAL stamp if you don't have any High Hopes Stamps yet!                      
     Thanks for stopping by today!

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