Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Clucker Club

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week we have been talking about getting a few more chickens... and then I saw this stamp and just knew it needed to be colored. Clucker Club is just too cute!

I can only imagine what these girls are sitting around chatting about... I colored with my Copics (colors below) And then found a pattern paper from Paper Studio.. love the yellow and white polk a dot with the barn wood feel to it. Perfect for a little chicken coop pattern. A bright red card stock mat on a white card stock base really pops. All the layers were sewed down.  And then why do buttons feel right for a country chicken card? Not sure but they really feel right. And then the High Hopes sentiment "Hanging' with my Peeps" is just fun and perfect!

Copic colors used -

 My first stamping love all those many many years ago was falling for High Hopes Animal Farm stamps - I still get that pitter pat heart when I play with any of them! And there are so many to choose from! To hop straight to the ANIMALS click the word!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes!

Hello HH Fans!
Today I'm sharing this cute trio of cards to hopefully brighten your winter day! I used the High Hopes image called "Bluebirdy".
I coloured this cutie with my Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out using my Brother Cut N Scan.  I'm using papers from the Pebbles "Winter Wonderland" 6x6 collection. 
I popped "Bluebirdy" up on top of the Lacey circle with some foam tape for added dimension.
Each bird has some Stickles added to her fur trim and pom pom for added fun! A few Doodlebug sequins finish everything off. The "Dot Warm Winter Wishes" sentiment is also from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
BG05, BG07, BG09, BG10, BG11
RV66, RV69, R01, Y38
G43, G46, YR04, YR07, YR09

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Snowman Stumble!

Good Morning everyone,
Another weekend gone. Can't believe we are in the middle of January? There certainly isn't enough hours in the day. The weather is just perfect in Southern Cali. Truly feels like Winter!

Today I have used "Snowman Stumble"

I stamped and colored my image with alcohol markers, the image was fussy cut it and pop with 3D foam tape. The patter paper are from my stash. Love the silver glitter cardstock it gives my card the winter feel! I have added some diamond stickles and glossy accent. Also used my gel white pen to embellish the hat and skates. To finish I added a button similar color of my pattern paper and baker twine. 

Copic List; snowman C1 RV10 and 0
hat and skates B93 B95 B99 W1 W5
gloves RV00 RV10

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Wild Thing

I am getting out of Christmas card making mode and jumping in to Valentine's Day cards. I don't make many of this type of card to be honest but sometimes you have a stamp that comes into your life that needs to be a Valentine's Day card! 

"Snuggle Lions" was just that stamp for me.....although now I think it would also be perfect for an Anniversary card............

This card went sideways from my original plan. After colouring it with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut it and went around the edge with a black marker to cover any white I may have missed. Here is where things went awry...the paper and design I had chosen were just not working together with the stamp! Even after walking away for a day it wouldn't come together! 

So, I chose some paper from MFT and a different design and put my card together. I had to use my fussy cut stamp although I don't think it looks fussy cut on this white background. Next I took a small heart die and after roughly placing where I wanted the lions to be, I cut three hearts. 

The sentiment is one large sentiment but with some masking and help from my Misti I was able to split it up and stamp directly on to my paper. Some glossy enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Snuggle Lions - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Wild Thing - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hearts and Stripes - My Favorite Things

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, gloss enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs 

Spectrum Noir Markers: GB1 GB4 GB7 GB10 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 AG1 AG3 AG4 CR7 CR11 DR6

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Winter fun!

Happy Sunday!!

Today is all about some Winter Fun here at High Hopes Stamps!!
And when I say fun, my card needs to be fun too!! So this cute penguin is wobbeling!! 
I love action wobbles, ecspecially if the card is for a child. 

To make this card, I've used:
* Leapin Lewis (High Hopes Stamps)
*white cardstock (Bazzill Basiscs Paper)
*darkblue cardstock (Bazzill Basics Paper)
*dessinpapers (BoBunny)
*snowflake dies (Uniquely Creative)
*happy birthday die (Uniquely Creative)
*round stitched die (MFT stamps)
*action wobble
*cake doily
*Copic markers:

I hope you've enjoyed this card and be sure to check out all inspiration cards on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest.. ;) 

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Find Joy in the Journey

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

I haven't posted here in awhile but I am very excited to have found some time to be able to create a card for High Hopes!! 
I created this super cute easel card using Polar Sleigh! 
Perfect for some Winter fun, wouldn't you say?!

I started off by stamping my image on white card stock using Jet Black StazOn. Then the fun began! I colored this playful little image with Copics & Spectrum Noir Markers and used some background papers from Digi Doodle Studios (supplies and links listed below) 

I worked with a basic easel card template that I adjusted to fit the size of my stamped image...and there you have it..."Find Joy in the Journey"!

Happy Crafting & Enjoy Your Winter!

Supply List:

Rubber Stamps: High Hopes “Polar Sleigh” Rubber Stamp & “Find Joy” Sentiment
Ink: StazOn – “Jet Black”
Background Paper: Digi Doodle Studios “Twinkle Berry Winter” & “It’s Fall Y’all”
Markers: Spectrum Noir – CR11 AP1 AP4 IG4 RB4 GY1 AB3 Copics – BG70 RV0000
Watercolors: Artist Loft
Die Cuts: Gina Marie – “Falling Snow” & “Snowflake Trio” Sizzix – “Tree Line” Cuttlebug – “Celebration Confetti” Stiched Sky

Friday, January 11, 2019

Slapshot Stanley!!!

Welcome Everyone;

Now that Christmas is over, we can get back to our normal routines. For me that is work, crafting and more crafting.  House work is right at the bottom of the list.  Now for my grandchildren it is school and hockey and nothing but hockey.  Yep all three of them and all different schedules.

For today's card, I used Slapshot Stanley from High Hopes Stamps (definitely need some female hockey stamps).  After stamping the image I coloured it with copic markers.  The snowflakes were two wooden shapes.  I added the Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse first, then added some Nuvo Snow Glow glitter.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Slapshot Stanley, happy Birthday (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Cardstock, DP - Celebrate Winter (Echo Park)
  • Copic Markers:  E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, E30 - Bisque, G0000 - Crystal Opal,G000- Pale Green, G00- Jade Green, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue, E27 - Africano, E25 - Caribe Cocoa, BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0, N1 - Neutral Gray No. 1, R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red
  • Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse
  • Nuvo Snow Glow Glitter
  • Your Next Stamp Gumdrops
Do stop by the High Hopes Stamps blog and Facebook Page for some daily inspiration from the Design Team Divas.  You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Skiing Snowman

I personally am not a skiier, haven't really even given it a whole lot of "try" but when I did it honestly wasn't my favourite winter sport. 
The only skis I really like are the two on the front of a snowmobile. <wink> 

I do have friends that enjoy skiing though so I had them in mind when I was putting together my card for this week with "Skiing Snowman". I put him on an action wobble because this is probably what I would look like if I tried skiing again! 

After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge and set him aside. I built my background using tree and hill dies and paper from an old Bo Bunny collection. 
I used only a portion of a sentiment so after masking off what I didn't want, stamped it and cut it to fit. Next I added my snowman to an action wobble and added it to the card. Some twine, a silver snowflake charm and glitter Nuvo drops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Skiing Snowman - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Roundin Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Whiteout Collection - Bo Bunny 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, pine tree die - Memory Box, twine, charm, action wobble, Midnight Blue Nuvo Glitter Drops

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TB8 BT9 TB9 IG1 IG3 IG5 BT3 BT4 BT5 CR7 DR6 CT1 CT2 GY4 PP1 FS8

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook page and blog for daily inspiration from the design team!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Bunny Blossoms

Howdy - MichelleO here today... Is anyone else ready for Spring? Me Me Me!!! And what is more spring then a bunny smelling flowers?  This is Bunny Blossoms -

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found papers in the Authentique Cuddle Girl collection that matched up with the image. I sewed down the layers and cut out the image on one side around the bunny then zig zag stitched the rest down. The sentiment is perfect for this image "Some Bunny Loves you". Three pink buttons for embellishment on the top corner.

Copic colors used -

Feels so good to be coloring up Spring... now if the weather would just settle in and stay here and flowers start growing it would be really wonderful. I love Spring!

Thanks so much -

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Ice Fishing Penguin!

Hi HH Fans!
It's Winter now and many fishermen I know love to go ice fishing. I thought this would be a perfect card for one of them. Meet "Ice Fishing Penguin" from High Hopes Stamps! He's just adorable and perfect for a winter themed card!
The Echo Park "Celebrate Winter" 6x6 collection was perfect for my card! I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to the ice and a bit of Diamond Stickles as well.
I decorated the inside as well and used the HH Sentiment called "Hello Winter" from the New "Woodsy Christmas" Collection.
Copics Used:
B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, B93, B95, B97
R24, R27, R29, YR04, YR07
E41, E42, E43, E44, E47
C1, N5, N6, N8, YG93, YG95

Stay warm and.....
Happy Crafting!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Singing Crazy Birds!

Happy New Years,
High Hopes Stamps Friends!

Happy to be back again with lots of  new cards and projects this 2019! We're having a cold Winter in Southern California is not usual to be in 50* to 60* degrees and rain. It's a blessing to have a break from the heat! Also by now we are back to work and the kids are sadly bad to school right? 

So for today, I have a super easy and fun card to share with you guys.

To begin I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and color this lovely birds with alcohol markers. I added diamond stickles, white pen, and red pearls for embellishments. For the tree branches I used my snow pen and some chunky glitter. Very carefully I heat it and let it cool down before I adhesive the panel. The pattern paper is from Studio Calico the "Wonderland Collection" 

Copic List; birds BG000 B000 YR02 Y11
hats and scarfs YG13 YG17 R27 R29 R59
tree branch E23 E25 YG13

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Lora's favorite picks of Alie's cards in 2018

Happy Sunday everyone!

I'm so happy to see that you where able to join us today.  Alie is our Design Team member from the Netherlands and she has been with High Hopes since before I took over the business.  Alie's creations are unique and wonderful.

As with all the gals work I had a hard time picking just 12 of Alie's cards to feature...but...I got it done.

Thank you so much for spending the week with me!  Our Design Team gals will all be back starting Monday.  I'm personally so excited to see what creations they have up their sleeves for you in 2019.


Saturday, January 5, 2019

Lora's favorite picks from Natalie's 2018 Cards

Happy Saturday everyone!

Today I'm here to showcase our wonderful Natalie.  I also very sad to announce that Natalie has left our Design Team to focus on family in 2019.  We are going to miss Natalie a ton.  Natalie has always provided us with a very unique style like no other.  Please grab a coffee/tea and join me as we go through my fav's for 2018.

Thanks so much for joining joining us today as we say by to Natalie!  I hope you can join us tomorrow when I feature last but not least our Diva Alie.