Thursday, January 31, 2019

Winter Holiday Selfie

Our winking snowman friend has gone on a winter holiday. Of course he went somewhere cold so he doesn't melt! 
He stopped to take some selfies along the way and is sharing his favourite one with you........along with a few that didn't work out so great. 

I used the Winking Snowman and the Mini Snowman set to create my card and with some masking magic (okay a post it note) I used two different sentiments to create one new one. 

After colouring my stamps and hand fussy cutting them I ran a black maker around the edge to get any white I may have missed. 
Next, I cut my cardstock, patterned paper to size. Since I had my Big Kick warmed up I cut my polaroid frame and filmstrip at the same time. I built my scene using a stitched border die and pine trees. 
Then came the fun! I coloured two of the matching mini winking snowmen and cut them in half to make my "selfies gone wrong" in the filmstrip. Some icicles, twine and a few snowflakes finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Winking SnowmanMini Snowman Set - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hello Winter, Happy Holidays - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Mint Cocoa Kisses - YNS, Watercolor Washes - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, gold Wink of Stella, Instalove Polaroid die - YNS, Filmstrip die - YNS, Fresh Pines die - Memory Box, stitched border die - Whimsy Stamps, twine, fishtail banner die - YNS, icicle border -Impression Obsession

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB3 EB3 GT1 GT2 GT3 CR7 DR11 DR6 FS8
Copics: C00

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Party Cow!!

Howdy -

A little fun with High Hopes Stamps Party Cow this week! How can you not love a dancing cow??

My fun cow is colored with Copics (colors below) I added the perfect High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Don't stop the music". I found some papers from Simple Stories with yellow card stock and blue card stock that all the layers are sewn down. Then a matching pattern paper I cut out some larger flowers for the embellishment in the corner. Love how it matches the pattern paper.

Copic colors used -

Now should we all get with this little cow and do some dancing and Party!!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Winter Owl!

Hello HH Fans!
We finally have some winter weather and snow here in Ontario Canada. I'm feeling like this little "Winter Owl" from High Hopes Stamps is perfect for the Winter vibe here! 
I've had this paper from LDRS Called "Arctic Winter" that I've been dying to use and it was perfect for this adorable "Winter Owl" image. Winter Owl actually has some Christmas ornaments in the stamp. I masked them off before stamping my image for more of a winter theme rather than Christmas. I added Crystal Stickles to the pink areas on her hat and scarf and Liquid Appliqué to the snow on the branches. A bit pink bow finishes everything off.
I popped the inner octagon and image up with foam tape for a dimensional look.
More papers for a decorated inside and the High Hopes "Winter Wonderland" sentiment.
Copics Used:
W00, W0, W1, W2, W3
BV23, BV25, R81, R83
E74, E77, YG63, YG67

Happy Stamping!


Monday, January 28, 2019

Valentine's Day Card!

Good morning HHS
Valentin's Day is a super special day for almost every couple. Today I'm so happy to bring you a fun not so traditional Valentine's colors card. Just the perfect amount of red, pink and white. 

 I colored my image using alcohol markers, quick and easy coloring.
Marker List; C3 C5 C7 W1 W3 W5 R20 and black
I finished off with some heart stickers, wink of Stella, white pen, embossing folder, rectangle dies and scallop rectangle die.

Here is the inside!
The sentiment is also from HHS. Just perfect for this Valentine's card. 
Hope you enjoyed today's card. Here is another project I did using this stamp.

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Monkey Love

Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away ... already! Where has January gone?! 
My post today features the oh so cute "Heartstrings Monkey" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
How fun is this cutie with his heart love banner!?! 

After colouring up this cutie with alcohol markers I cut him out with a circle die. I used a dark brown Prismacolor pencil to add some shading and my Fiskars circle cutter to cut a card stock circle to go behind him. I chose patterned paper from Reverse Confetti and laid out my card base. 
This card is done for the Bazzill Basics Paper sketch challenge so the design is based on the challenge sketch. 

I added a fun heartstring banner, gingham ribbon and gumdrops to finish off my card. There is also clear Spectrum sparkle pen added to the monkey's hearts and all of the paper is edged with antique linen distress ink.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Heartstrings Monkey - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: True Love - Reverse Confetti

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Heartstring banner die - YNS, gingham ribbon - Stampin' Up, Antique Linen Distress ink, gumdrops - YNS, Clear Spectrum Sparkle pen

Spectrum Noir Markers: MB1 MB2 MB3 TN1 EB1 
Copics: C00 RV11 RV32 RV34
Dark Brown Prismacolor pencil 

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 27, 2019

Tropical birthday

Happy Sunday!!

Today is a rainy day over here.. and the best way to cheer things up is with a tropical birthday card!!
I found some orange and green dessinpapers in my stash and knew right away that I had to turn them into a fun tropical card!!

To make this card, I've used:
* High Hopes Stamps: Toucan Twosome
*High Hopes Stamps: birthday wishes 
*Bazzill white cardstock
*EchoPark dessinpapers
*Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves
*Prismacolor pencils

Thanks for stopping by!!
I'll hope you have a great crafting day!

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See you next time!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Sweet Heart Owls...

Welcome HH Fans;

It is time to start building up a stash of general everyday and every occasion type of cards.  As my daughter's wedding anniversary is coming up, I thought I would start with an anniversary card.

For today's card, I used the adorable Sweet Heart Owls from High Hopes Stamps. After stamping the image, I coloured it with Spectrum Noir Pencils. The heart in the upper corner is a wooden shape, that I coloured with Nuvo Persian Red Embellishment Mousse.  I then added some rhinestones to finish it off.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Sweet Heart Owls, Happy Anniversary (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Staz-on Jet Black
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest White, DP -- Romance (Whimsy Stamps) -- I don't think it is in stock any more
  • Spectrum Noir Pencils:  
    • Essentials Set:  015, 020, 003, 004, 005, 009, 089, 091, 095 
    • Nature Set:  090, 094,103
    • Primaries Set: 024, 066
  • Dies:  Floating Hearts Die, Peek a Boo Heart Door Die (YNS), Oval Stitched Die
  • Nuvo Embellishment Mousse:  Persian Red
  • YNS Gumdrops:  Cupid 
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Are We There Yet?

We are not really having what is considered a "normal" winter where I live. We usually have a ton of snow by now but we really don't have much to speak of. 
It makes it kind of challenging for the little ones who like tobagganing! 

The stamp I have used on my card today reminds me of my younger days when the neighbours came over and we tobogganed all day. We had the best hill right beside our house so we didn't have to go far. 
These three friends bring back some fun memories and we may or may not have had a couple times where one of us was the beaver on this fun stamp! <smile>

I coloured this fun stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. I set it aside and created my background using a birch tree background die and some birch tree patterned paper. The die is sized to fit an A2 size card so the trees on the main card base are actually cut apart from the finished die cut. I used a wavy edge die to create my snow hill and inked all of the paper and tree edges with antique linen distress ink. I added some fun glitter paper snow flakes (hard to see in the photo) cut out with a punch and added some matching sparkly ribbon to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Toboggan Joy Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Are We There Yet? - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Really Rainbow Christmas - Lawn Fawn, 
Winter Wonderland - Simple Stories

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, My Creative Time Die (snow hill), Birch Tree Background die - Gina Marie Designs, Galena ribbon, snowflake punch - Marvy, glitter paper - Recollections, Antique Linen Distress ink, 

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB1 MB3 MB4 PP1 PP3 IG3 IG5 BG5 BG7 BG10 EB3 EB6 EB5 TN3 TN4 TN7 MB1 CG1 DG2 DG4 IB2 IB3 BT7 
Copic: C00

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Fragrant Blooms

Howdy - MichelleO here and I have been having so much fun digging in my older favorites from High Hopes Stamps - and being that I am in the mood for Spring to come I just had to color up this little cutie.. Fragrant Blooms! Isn't she sweet with her watering can giving those flowers a drink?

 I colored with my Copic (colors below) then loosely cut out the image in a fun shape. I found papers from Simple Stories along with bright card stocks on a grey card stock base. I Adore that pattern paper with the wood grain background with fun comic flowers.  And then that perfect Sentiment "Spring is in the Air" For some added country feel I added some corner punches.

Sweet image with the flowers and bugs! Now if only Spring would come so we can see some real flowers!

Copics used -

Hope you have a wonderful day -
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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Hogs and Kisses

Poor Pickles!!!He bought his sweetheart some balloons for Valentine's Day and they seem to have put a little too much helium in them! 
For now all he can do is send Hogs and Kisses to his sweetheart and hope he back in time for the big day! 

 I coloured Pickles with alcohol markers, cut him out with a stitched rectangle die and set him aside. Next I grabbed some white card stock, a dauber, blue ink and a cloud die cut and created my sky background. This is an A2 size card so I cut some background pieces out of my cloud paper. The second cut in the background is for some added interest. The sentiment is stamped directly onto to the background and some matching enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Lg. Pickles Balloon Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hogs and Kisses - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, baby blue Memories ink, cloud Quickutz die, stormy blue Distress ink (sentiment), stitched rectangle dies - YNS, enamel dots - Carta Bella

Spectrum Noir Markers: TB8 BT9 TB9 IG1 IG3 IG5 FS6 FS8 CR1 AP4 CT1 CT3 GY1
Copics: RV11 RV34

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, January 21, 2019

Christmas Baby Boy!

Happy Monday Friends,
Today I bring you guys a fab Christmas image from HHS. I know Christmas is over, but while I was cleaning my desk and floor over the weekend, I found lost of Christmas staff all over and got me in the mood to created my last Christmas card! I couldn't resist using this cute baby boy stamp, he is totally adorable don't you think?  

Stamp I am using "Christmas Baby Boy" from
Embellishment I used memento tuxedo black ink, 
"Welcome Christmas" 6X6 paper pad from Pebbles, white cardstock modern label, white pen, word window, alcohol markers, diamond stickles, red rhinestones, scallop and circle dies.

Copic Markers; skin E31 E51 V000 R20
present YG03 YG09 YG17 R27 R29 R39
hat & shirt R27 R29 R39 C1
pants B91 B93 B95

Hope you have enjoy my card.
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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Winter Fairy

Happy Sunday!!

My birthday cards stash is empty, so I need to make more birthday cards asap.. 
So today I have a Winter birthday card for you with the cute Holly the Winter Fairie...
I already know who will get this card, so still a low stash. Hmmmm.. need to make more and more and more!! 

To make this card, I've used:
*Holly the Winter Fairie (High Hopes Stamps)
*white, kraft and blue cardstock (Bazzill Basics Papers)
*doilies (Stampin Up)
*kraft photo corners (local shop)
*dessinpapers (Echo Park)
*Hoera sentiment (Dutch)
*oval die (MFT stamps)
*handmade chrochet snowflake
*polychromos pencils

Hop on over to the High Hopes Stamps website for more cute Fairies! You can find them HERE.
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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Seeds of Friendship

Hello High Hopes Friends! 
I am happy to be back again today to share a super sweet Wintry card using "Seeds of Friendship" 

Today, I decided to work with an adorable winter image, that I created for High Hopes Rubber Stamps, called “Seeds of Friendship”. I just love this image because it depicts a snowy, wintry day with the sweetness, and kindness, of friendship! Can’t you just hear the silence that a fresh snowfall brings?

I wasn’t too sure, at first, of the layout I wanted to use for my card, but I knew fairly quickly of which beautiful colors that I would try to incorporate in my image.

I wanted to keep my design with a strong wintry feel and decided to focus more on my stamped image than the design elements around it.

I decided to use a piece of white cardstock which I cut and folded to create a 5.5 x 5.5 card with a stitched round window for the cover.

I colored the image using a combo of Spectrum Noir Alchohol Markers, Copics and Watercolors.

I added a few die cuts to create a little Winter scene and a few bling elements to add some sparkle because after all what's Winter without a little SPARKLE!

I hope you have enjoyed this fun little project and I hope I have inspired you in some way today!

Happy Crafting & Enjoy Your Winter!

Card Supplies:
Card Base: White Cardstock
Markers: Specrtum Noir Alchohol Markers – PV1 LV2 AB3 BT7 MB3 RB3 / Copics – YG61 B12
Die Cuts: Sizzix Holiday Greens 
Miscellaneous: Sequins & Ribbon

Friday, January 18, 2019

Snowballs for Sale

Welcome HH fans;

Hopefully, there will be some snowfall this weekend for some good old fun with snowballs.  Where I live, there has been a lack of this main ingredient to be able to make snowballs never mind throwing them.

For today's card, I have used this adorable Penguin selling snowballs stamp called Frozen Fun from High Hopes Stamps.

After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I used Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter Accent to add some snow at the bottom and Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse and Pure Sheen Ice White Glitter to the snowflakes.

  • Stamps: Frozen Fun, Have an Ice Day (High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - my stash
  • Copic Markers:  YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR04 - Chrome Orange, T9 - Toner Gray No. 9, T8 Toner Gray No. 8, T7 Toner Gray No. 7, E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, BG01 - Aqua Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B0000 - Pale Celestine, W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, R20 - Blush
  • Nuvo Pure Platinum Mousse
  • Nuvo PureSheen Glitter Ice White
  • Nuvo Glitter Accent - Fresh Snowfall
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
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Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

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!