Thursday, July 20, 2017

Purrfect Day

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

Have you had a chance to see all of the cuteness in this release!?! I honestly can't pick a favourite!!
This week my card features "Curious Kitty, Cat and Dog Paw Paws and the Purrfect Day" sentiment from the new So Much Cuteness release. 

I used to have a cat and he was curious but also loved to bat at my hand when I was eating strawberry banana yogurt or popcorn - his two favourite things in the world. 

This curious kitty is making friends with a sweet little butterfly! 

I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a label die and popping it up using some foam pop dots. 
After choosing some bright fun paper from Doodlebug and water colour wash paper from MFT. 
 I stamped cat paws (link below) on the water colour paper and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder . It is hard to see in the picture but I also added clear sparkle pen to the butterfly - love me some sparkle! 
Some twine and matte sprinkles finish off my card. 
The finished card size is A2 ( 4.25"w x 5.50"h)- love that these stamps are the perfect size for this size of card! 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Curious KittyCat and Dog Paws- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Purrfect Day- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Garden - Doodlebug, Brights Water Color Wash - MFT

 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, label die - Spellbinders, versa mark ink, bark ink - Versa Colour, twine -
American Crafts, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Christmas Assortment matte Sprinkles - Doodlebug

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 PP1 PP3 CG2 CT1 CT4 BG5 OR1 BT3 

I hope you get a chance to pop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps website and enjoy all the cuteness in this new release. 

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link and a few details: July Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Howdy -  MichelleO here today and I have to admit I am loving the new release at High Hopes Stamps - So Much Cuteness!! And and I am showing of a family of cute little ducks today "Waddles"

Aren't they sweet? I colored them with my Copics (colors below). Just love how cute those babies are. The papers are from My Minds Eye and I love the yellows and oranges with the little ducks. I sewed all the layers down and then added a die cut border. I colored in the flowers and added Enamel Dots for the centers. The sentiment is also from the new release at High Hopes Stamps "Rise & Shine"

Copic colors used -

There are so many FABULOUS images in this new release!

Thanks -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Teacup Pup!

Happy Tuesday!
If you are anything like me then your furry animals are really part of your family! I like to call them my fur babies. I am partial to small dogs so this "Teacup Pup" just melts my heart! Teacup Pup is another of the images from the High Hopes "So Much Cuteness" Release!
I've been waiting for the perfect moment to use my new Paw Print Embossing Folder! I embossed a kraft card base and then using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, inked over the raised outlines and the card edges. The sentiment "Furever" is perfect for pet lovers or makes a great sympathy sentiment for the loss of a pet. I love the paper pieced teacup using paper from the Doodlebug Puppy Love 6x6 collection.

Here you can see the raised embossed pattern as well as the image popped up on foam squares.
Copics Used:
C0, C1, C3, C6, C8, C10 
R01, W0, W1, W3

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Purrfect Day!

Happy Monday High Hopes friends,
I'm back to share another cute stamp from the branch 

 New Stamps Release called "So Much Cuteness" 

Today I'm super excited to be using Happy Kitty and the sentiment is Purrfect Day from High Hopes Stamp!

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Alcohol markers. After the image was coloured I fussy cut it leaving a tiny white border around. I die cut the main panel using and oval die. Also used small stitched rectangle and fancy scalloped rectangle border dies from Lawn Fawn. To embellish the card I used clear sequins, light yellow button from my buttons stash, ribbon and cream tread.
Copic List; C1 C3 YG11 YG13 Y11 B000 B02 E31 E33 RV10 and 0

Here is a close up!
The oval was cut out of watercolor paper. I used three colors of distress inks and lots of water to create the background. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and I hand cut it.
You can find this awesome stamp & tons more at

There are 17 new stamps and a bunch of new sentiment in this release!

For more details and photos, please visit my blog at

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There is a New High Hopes Challenge this month! Click Here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A lot of cuteness!!

Happy Sunday!!

Yesterday we've had our Release Party (we love that you were there too!) and today it's time for an after Party (whoop whoop)!!

There is so much cuteness going on at this Release, I just couldn't resist myself and made a series of cute little cards...
They are all 4"x4" (and therefor you only need 1 sheet of cardstock!!)..

I made a cute box to go with these little cards too.. (I love homemade presents). You only need one sheet of cardstock for the box too (so 2 in total)..

Here are some detailed photo's of the box:

The dessinpaper I've used is from Doodlebug Design Inc. and it's a 6x6 paperpad Flea Market.
I used the 2 sheets with sunflowers and tried (and succeeded) to use only these sunflowers sheets so it matched the entire serie (love that).

The stamps I've used are:
Cow Hugs
Friendly Kitty
Prancing Pup
Oh Bull
Purrfect Day

To check out all the new release stamps (again) please visit the So Much Cuteness at the High Hopes Stamps site.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

It's time for our NEW "So Much Cuteness" Stamp Release

Happy Saturday High Hopes fans!!!

Today the Diva's have gathered together to share a totally adorable NEW release called "So Much Cuteness"!

There are 17 new stamps and a bunch of new sentiments in this release.  We can't feature them all here today but over the coming weeks the Divas will show you more of their wonderful creations.  Can't get enough of these cuties already?  Pop over to the OCS Blog and catch MORE of these cuties.  You can find them HERE

Looking to GRAB your new stamps right now?  Well you can shop for all of these cuties HERE, they are all shipping now.

Supplies: Goat Your Back, And Then - High Hopes Rubber Stamps, Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle penCopics: E31 E34 E37 C0 


Supplies: Happy Pigs High Hopes Stamp, Archival Black Ink, Misti, Small Stitched Rectangle & Fancy Scalloped Rectangle dies, Buttons, Pink Floral Pattern Paper, and White Thread.
Prismacolor Pencils: pinks, 927 928 939 browns, 941 943 945 1084 green 989


Supplies: Be a Donkey High Hopes Stamps, Furever in my Heart High Hopes Stamps, Copic Markers, Paper Studios Petals and Blooms Pattern Paper, Sewing Machine, EK Success EX-Large Heart Border Punch, Martha Stewart EX-Large Frond punch, mulberry roses. 

Kitty Love, PURRFECT Day, Meow to you, Simple Stories Paper, Sizzix Stand Up Circle Card Die, Spellbinders label die, Prisma colored pencils (ochre, cool grey, pink)


Supplies used:
Stamp: Cow Hugs
Paper: Bazzill kraft, yellow and green
Dessinpaper: Doodlebug Flea Market
Copics used: T8 T1 YG23 YG63 B000 YR17 YR23 YR68 YR09 E55 E57 E47

You can grab all our New Releases HERE
 Playful kitten found here!
Furever in my heart sentiment found here!
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoCopic Sketch MarkersXPress-It Copic Paper

Friday, July 14, 2017

Baby Shower

My daughter finally got through the first trimester and made it Facebook  official so I am thrilled to share that my daughter is going to make me a grandma for the first time in January!

Things have changed since I had my kids...apparently they can tell the sex with a blood test waaaay earlier than when I had my kids!

So....we know it's a boy and since she lives in SC we are bringing her out for one last trip to CA before school starts (she's a teacher).  And that means we are throwing a early shower which means I got to make shower invites!

I made 24 of these!
Luckily this adorable Crawling Baby Boy is quick and easy to color!

I colored the image with Prisma color pencils. (peach & pink) and blended with gamsol and blending stumps. I used copic marker B000 to highlight the diaper.  I colored the sentiment with B41 copic marker.

I used classic rectangle and classic oval scallop and regular dies from Spellbinder.
The adorable bottle is Jolee's Boutique stickers.

If you have any mass production baby cards to make this stamp and the girl version are the perfect image because it's quick and easy to color!

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by!