Saturday, May 27, 2017

Yay!! -- High Hopes Stamps!!

Good morning!
Happy Saturday
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I'm back with a little Hedgie  love. Today's
creation is.made with.

&
The image is coloured with Copic.Markers
A die cut banner flag, pinking shear frame 
and a sweet sentiment to complete 
the scene
Thanks for peeking !
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Hello Sunshine

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Time for my Friday High Hopes post.

I have been in such a bright, summery mood this week!

Today's card sums up the perfect weather we have been having in California.

The image is called Fragrant Blooms.


This is a large 6' x 6" card that I made for one of my co-workers.

I colored the image with Prisma pencils and blended with Gamsol and blending stumps.

Colors used: Mulberry, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Sunburst, Apple Green Aquamarine, orange, grass green


The sentiment is Hello Sunshine.

The patterned paper is Doodlebug Designs Sunkissed paper pack.


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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Best Dirt

For this week's post, I gave myself a challenge. The challenge was to pick a sentiment and find a way to use it in a way that wasn't "normal". 

It is gardening season so I picked a gardening themed sentiment and went through my stash to see what stamp I had to match the theme. I had quite a few gardening type stamps but I didn't want a "typical" stamp......and then I came across "Gordon Groundhog".......

Now, growing up we often had groundhogs dig holes in our yard and every year my Dad waged war on them......I don't remember him ever winning the battle but I do wonder if one of them was as cute as Gordon if he may have backed off a bit? 
Gordon just makes me chuckle and he brings out a bit of the dry, cheeky sense of humour I've been known to have <wink> 




Gordon is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched rectangle die. The image didn't quite come to the edges of my die so I coloured some more dirt and used my Tuxedo Black Memento marker to draw the dirt line to the ends. I decided on a fairly simple layout for this card - I wanted Gordon to be the star of the show! Some patterned paper run through a polka dot embossing folder added the perfect texture. A Spade embellishment with a bit of twine and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Gordon Groundhog  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: The Best Dirt - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:  I Love Family - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMistiBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Sterling Silver Spectrum Sparkle pen, Polka Dot embossing folder - Cuttlebug, Fishtail banner die - YNS, Twine - American Crafts, garden spade - stash, Love Me Some Latte and Candy Corn gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 1G1 TN5 TN6 TN7 TB8 BT9 TB9 OR1 OR2 CR8 CT4 GB5 CG1 DG2 DG4 BT6
Copics: E31 E34 E37 B00


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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ella & Chi Chi - Happy Thoughts

Howdy, MichelleO here today and I am showing off another one of High Hopes Stamps Darling Divas. This is Ella & Chi Chi -


I colored with my Copics (colors below) I cut out Ella & Chi Chi with a small border around them. For my base I used a Kraft Card Stock then found papers from Paper Studio's Blue Barn collection. I sewed all they layers together and then added three Enamel Dots for a little embellishment. For my sentiment I used the fun High Hopes Stamps "Happy Thoughts" Great sentiment for so many cards.

Copic colors used -


These Darling Divas are so much fun to color and use! To see them all click HERE

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

AnnaLee!

Hello!
I'm popping in today to share another one of the adorable "Darling Divas" stamps that were just released the first of May! Meet "AnnaLee" and her cute little kitty! I am loving how fun and whimsical these girls are in this release! And don't even gutted me started on their hair.....pure cuteness LOL!
I thought the kitten paper from the Crate Paper Cute Girl" 6x6 collection matched AnnaLee perfectly! The "Hugs & Kisses"sentiment on the front is also from High Hopes Stamps. I coloured her with my Copic Markers and added white polka dots with my gel pen to her dress and bow for a fun touch! The stripes on her sleeves and legs have some Crystal Stickles added for a touch of bling!
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E31, R20, RV17 (lips)
Hair: Y21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E13
Dress: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Stripes: RV13, RV14
Stool: E44, E47, E49
Kitty: T1, T3, T5


You still have time to play along in our current "Anything Goes Challenge"! You can find all the details
 HERE

Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ella & Chi Chi Gift Tag!

Hi everyone,
 Carolina here, with a quick and easy gift bag idea!

This cute stamp is "Ella & Chi Chi" from High Hopes Stamps.
I coloured with Prismacolor pencils and used black Archival ink to stamped it. I sponged some Tea Dye distress ink on the edges of the tag. I also used some red ribbon, mini clothes pin, clear gems, white doily, red thread and a button for embellishment. 

Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!

For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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If you like to play along using a sketch, this month's sketch is below.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hi

Happy Sunday!!

It's a sunny day today over here, mmmm, loving that on my free weekend!!
And when it is sunny outside, I love to play with sunny colours..

Today I had fun playing with these two Girlfriends:


Supplies used:
Stamp: Girlfriends
Colouring: Copics (forgot to wright down the numbers)
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: Studio Light
Other: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Die-namic flourish, alphabet dies


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Have a great weekend!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Happy Saturday! High Hopes Stamps

Hi there High Hopes fans!
I'm back today on this very nice Saturday to share the following post with you. 
My creation is made with ...
 Puppy dog paw prints and a pink and black colour scheme for this 
card.  I added a bow, black button, some stitches and acrylic paint.
The image is coloured with generals pencils and Copic markers. 
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If you like to play along using a sketch, this month's sketch is below.



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Friday, May 19, 2017

Thanks Ginger

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

Today I am sharing a card that I made using this months High Hopes Sketch.
I adapted it for an A2 card.


This is Ginger from the new release, Darling Divas.
I colored her with Prisma Colored Pencils.
(Pink, Magenta, Pale Vermillion, canary yellow, chocolate, warm grey, peach)
I blended the pencil with gamsol and blending stumps.


I used the "thanks" part of the Thanks a Melon stamp.
The paper is Doodlebug Designs love bugs paper pack.
The button is from my button stash :)
The ribbon is from Creative Impressions.


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Scrapbook Kits

High Hopes is excited to start offering our fans Scrapbook Kits.  Each 12 x 12 double page kit will come complete with a min of 1 unmounted High Hopes stamp.  

Our 1st Kit is now up for sale, with others in the works.  All kits will be very limited and in most cases will not be reproduced once sold out.  

Each Kit will also come complete with all the paper, die cuts & cardstock to stamp your image on.  Minimal cutting will be required to complete your kit.

You supply:  You supply:  Trimmer (minimal cutting required for this kit), adhesives and glue, coloring medium (markers not included)

Our first Kit is called Swaddled Baby Boy

You can find the Kit HERE
 
Cheers,
 




Little Missy's Smile

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

For this week's post, I would like to introduce you to an older High Hopes stamp called "Little Missy". I think she is totally adorable and would be perfect for a card for sooo many different occasions.

My card layout is based on this month's challenge sketch (below). I love using sketches when my creative brain is in hibernation - it definitely gives it a kick start! 



I started by cutting a tag out  and cardstock background with my Cricut and stamping my image. After colouring her with alcohol markers I used a white gel pen to add some fun polka dots to her dress and bow. The sentiment was cut out and a crystal was added to the dot on the "i". Some twine, a flower and glittery gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Little Missy  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Journal Card and Bracket Insert die set - YNS
Patterned Paper:  Hello Baby - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMistiWhite Gelly Roll penBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops, flower - Prima, fishtail banner die - YNS, Cyrstazzi crystal, George and Basic shapes - Cricut

Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 FS8 CT1 CT2 CT4 GB11 1G2 1G3 1G5 1G1 BT4 BT6 BT7 CG1 DG2 DG4 FS6 CR3 CR1


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Have a fantastic day!