Friday, May 31, 2019

SpringTime Joy!!!

Welcome HH Fans;

Well, another month is just about over and it has certainly been a rainy one.  That hasn't stopped these garden friends from having some Springtime Joy.

For today's card I have used this cute Spring Birdhouse Garden stamp from High Hopes Stamps.  After stamping it on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Spring Birdhouse Garden (T115), Springtime Joy Script (F019) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Spring Fling, Watercolor Wash (both Lawn Fawn)
  • Copic Markers:
    • E37 - Sepia, E39 - Leather
    • E29 - Burnt Umber, E27 - Africano, E25 - Caribe Cocoa
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
    • E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, E35 - Chamois
    • B21 - Baby Blue, B24 - Sky
    • YR04 - Chrome Orange
    • C9 - Cool Gray No. 9, C5 - Cool Gray No. 5, C3 - Cool Gray No. 3
    • N4 - Neutral Gray No. 4, N2 - Neutral Gray No. 2, N1 - Neutral Gray No. 1, N0 - Neutral Gray No. 0
    • R81 - Rose Pink, R83 - Rose Mist
    • R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops - Sherbert Shimmer
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops - Duck Egg Blue
  • YNS Gumdrops
As well as stopping by the High Hopes Stamps blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Instagram for some daily inspiration the Design Team Divas.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day. 
Hugs,

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thank Ewe

For my card this week I decided to do a non - traditional thank you card , meaning using a some what non- traditional sentiment. I always love to have a few thank you cards in my stash so it is easy to pop one in the mail for a friend or family member. 
"Posey's For You" is a fun stamp with it's fluffy ewe and posey's and when I found I had the Thank Ewe sentiment - it was perfect for a fun thank you ...er thank "ewe" card. This cutie just makes me smile and I hope it will make the recipient smile too! 


I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers, did some shading with Prismacolor pencils and cut it out using a pleated circle die. I thought patterned paper from Echo Park and Lawn Fawn were perfect for this stamp. 
The paper was cut to size and glued to my card stock. Next I cut a circle out of card stock to put behind my image. I didn't want the "bulk" I would have gotten if I put it on top of my patterned paper and card stock so once it was in position, I marked it with a pencil and then cut it to fit snuggly against the card stock. I cut my sentiment banner with a stitched banner die and stamped it so it was centered under my stamp. 
A banner with a heart, enamel dots and some gingham ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Posey's For You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Thank Ewe! - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Fling - Echo Park, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs, stitched fishtail banner die - YNS, ribbon - Stampin Up!, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: IG1 IG3 CT1 CT2 GB5 CG1 DG2 
Copics: C00 BG11 BG13 BG49
Prismacolor Pencils: 10%, 20%, 30% Cool Grey, white

The High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Design teams post daily inspiration on Facebook and the blog.  Inspiration can also be found on Instagram and Pinterest! 
                                                               
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Need for Speed

Howdy - MichelleO here and today for High Hopes Stamps I needed a "fast" birthday card. And couldn't get much faster than "Need for Speed" Fun image for anyone.


I was planning on going all sleek and shiny - but somehow I think I ended up a little hippie? Not sure but I still think it is a fun card. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then cut it out with a small border. I found papers from SEI and then matted with yellow card stock. Every layer is sewn down with either a zig zag or straight stitch. The fast sentiment "Live Life at full Throttle" was a perfect match up for this card. A great Birthday card don't you think? Three brads for embellishments and done.

Copic markers used -


Love how many different images High Hopes Stamps has to offer. A stamp for anyone and any personality! See them all HERE 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Happy Thoughts!

Hello HH Fans!
I remember when my kids were young, May brought the opening of the Ice cream store in the small town we lived in. It was a big deal and everyone would walk down to the store after supper with their kids and dogs for the first ice cream cone of the season. This adorable stamp called "Ice Cream For Two" from High Hopes Stamps just reminds me of those special family times.
I coloured my image with my Copic Markers and fussy cut it out using my Brother Cut N Scan machine. I used a SVG file from the Silhouette Store to create my Ice Cream card base. Of course I had to cut it out of papers that match my 2 favourite flavours, Chocolate and Mint Chip. I inked all the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for added dimension.
The "Happy Thoughts" sentiment is perfect for the way this memory makes me feel.
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E11, E04, R20
Hair: YR21, YR24, YR14, E15, E18
Outfit: R37, R59, R89/ Y35, Y38
Dog:E33, E34, E35, E37, E29, E49/ R22, R24
Ice Cream Cone: G40, G82, G85/ E97, E99

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, May 27, 2019

Blooming Friends!

Happy memorial Day!
Welcome to another card inspiration. For today I'm happy to be sharing a Shabby Chic Easel Card. 

For today I'm using "Blooming Friends" and the sentiment is "Have A Beautiful Day" from Highhopesstamps.com 

First I stamped image with memento tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers. The pattern paper is pink/white stripe from The Paper Studio and the purple one is from Anna Griffin. All my flowers are from my stash. Other embellishments are Baja Breeze/seam binding ribbon, Spellbinder dies, bow punch, tiny pearls, gold cardstock and diamond stickles.

Image is colored with Copics;
hair E31 E33 E37 and E29
skin E000 E42 V000
shirt V000 V01 V04 pants B93 B95
rock YG95 YG97 grass YG11 YG13 YG17
flowers R20 R21 / V01 V04
hedgehog W1 W3 W5

Here is how my card looks when is closed!
I make the inside of my card very simple but still pretty as the front. I stamped the sentiment on a white circle and die cut it with a Spell binder die. Hope my card inspired you to created something pretty! 


 Don't forget to check Facebook and Instagram for more amazing inspirations.
Have a BLESS day!
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Flower tag

Happy Sunday!

Today I'd like to share with you a quick DIY birthday-flower tag.. You can use it for any occasion if you need a quick tag to go along a present..
For this tag I used Round Posey Button along with the It's Party Time sentiment


To make this card, I've used:
High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Round Posey Button, It's Party Time
Bazzill Basics cardstock: kraft
Other: pink twine, Versamark ink, Copic Paper, Copic Sketch markers


You can use any sentiment and image to make a quick tag! Just browse at the High Hopes Rubber Stamps site to pick the ones you like!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Thinking of You!!!

Welcome HH Fans;

Where does the time go.  It seems that Friday has come around and another week is almost over.

For today's card, I have used the adorable Thinking of You Stamp from High Hopes Stamps and created a CAS card.


After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  I then used the Foilmate Vibrant Vines with the Sparkling Silver Foil (both from Gina K Designs)  and ran it through the MINC machine.  This is the positive side as opposed to the negative side which I used last week.  This was then cut out using the Spellbinders Scalloped Die.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Thinking of You (S230) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Vintage Tea Party (Crafters Companion); Vibrant Vines Foilmate, Sparkling Silver Foil (both from Gina K. Designs)
  • MINC Machine
  • Copic Markers:
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
    • R85 - Rose Red, R83 - Rose Mist, R81 - Rose Pink
    • YR04 - Chrome Orange, YR07 - Cadmium Orange
    • N7 - Neutral Gray No. 7
    • G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
  • Spellbinders Die:  Scalloped Rectangles
  • YNS Gumdrops
As well as stopping by the High Hopes Stamps blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Instagram for some daily inspiration the Design Team Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day. 
 
Hugs,

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hello Butterfly

I love butterflies! They are one of my favourite parts of spring and summer. 
I love to sit on my porch and watch them flutter around and land on the hanging baskets I always have hanging there. 
I have learned that there are different flower types that attract butterflies so I am going to see if I can find some baskets with some of those types of flowers for my porch this year.

I made a card to celebrate butterflies with "Left Butterfly" and "Katie's Bouquet"







I created my scene by stamping three bouquets and the butterfly and coloured them with alcohol markers. Star Dust Stickles were added to the hearts on the wings.  I added some clouds using a cloud die, ink and a dauber and cut the bottom edge with a stitched scallop die.  Some fun gingham and heart patterned paper were perfect for this scene. After cutting the heart paper to size I cut out the word hello with a die. I cut it a second time in white and inset it into the paper. Next, I found the word friend in the size I wanted, masked it off with Post It Notes and stamped it using my Misti. Matching glitter ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Left ButterflyKatie's Bouquet - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Special Tweet- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hugs and Kisses - YNS

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stitched scallop border - My Creative Time Dies, stitched rectangle die - YNS, Star Dust Stickles, scripty words die - YNS, galena ribbon, Bazzill card stock, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: AP1 AP3 IG1 IG3 CT1 CT2 GB5 AG1 AG3 AG4
Copics: RV11 C00

The High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Design teams post daily inspiration on Facebook and the blog.  Inspiration can also be found on Instagram and Pinterest! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Baby Elephant Celebrates

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out a "little" favorite. This is Baby Elephant Celebrates - a sweet elephant that brings a smile!


I colored with my copics (colors below) and then added Clear Nuvo on the balloon.. and then white Nuvo on his toe nails. Every little elephant needs a really nice Pedi right? I found paper from DCWV Tres Chic collection on a cream colored base. I sewed the layers down with a straight and zig zag stitch. A pink polk a dot ribbon around tied with a bow.  A fun play on words for a sentiment.

Fun card right? Love how cute this image is.

Copic colors used -


 For so many fun cute images make sure to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web site and have some fun looking around! Guarantee you will fill a cart!



Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sending Smiles!

Hello HH Fans!
It's my turn to share some creative fun over on the High Hopes Blog! I decided to use this oldie but cutie called "Raggedy Ann-ouncement". I love that her "sign" comes blank and you can add whatever sentiment to it that you want. I added the HH "Sending Smiles" sentiment.
I used a fun bright colour palette on this card! It just makes me feel happy and that summer is around the corner. My Paper is from the American Crafts Sunny 6x6 collection (older one from my stash). I added a double heart border, a cute heart tag, heart die and ribbon with a butterfly brad added to it.
Here you can see the dimension I added by using foam squares.
My decorated inside using the HH Sentiment called "Thank You For Being A Friend"
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E21, E11, R20
Hair & Shoes: N5, N9
Dress & Bow: RV14, RV17, RV19
Wood Sign: E42, E43, E44, E47

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
Supplies:

Monday, May 20, 2019

LADYBUG LOVE

Hi there crafty friends,
Welcome to another Monday card inspiration!

For today I bring you guys one of my favorites and first images from HHS. LOVE this image a tons, just perfect for Spring, Birthday or anything your heart desires.   

For today I'm using "Ladybug Love" from Highhopesstamps.com 

For this card I used;
black & white cardstock
the pattern paper is a left-over piece from Christmas 
gold sequins, gelly roll white pen, star dust stickles,
Recollections stickers, and Spellbinder circle dies.

Image is colored with Copics;
ladybug R27 R29 R59 100black
body E0000 E42 R20
flower RV00 RV10 Y00 YG11

Here is a close up!
To finish I handmade the banner added this cute white/glitter letters stickers and did some doodles with my gelly roll white pen. Here is another project I did using this adorable image. Hope my card inspired you to created something pretty! 

 Don't forget to check Facebook and Instagram for more amazing inspirations.
Have a BLESS day!
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at
madewithlovecards.blogspot.com
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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Have a blazin birthday!

Happy Sunday!

The more birthdays you celebrate, the longer you live!! ;)
Next month are a lot of birthdays in my family, so this theme is perfect for me!

Today I have a robot birthday card. I've used Robot with balloon on this cute card.



To make this card, I've used:
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Robot with balloon,  Gears border, Blazin birthday sentiment
*Bazzill Basics cardstock: white, green, lightgrey, darkgrey
*other: Uniquely Creative round stitched die, little metal embellishments, Copic paper, black ink, acrylic block, Pergaglue, Copic sketch markers

Thanks for stopping by!
And you know: if you like more inspiration, go check out our social media channels at Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Greetings from Mer-cat!

Greetings High Hope friends - Lindsay here! Today, I'm sharing the most adorable cat ever - Mer-cat! She's part mermaid, part cat, and a whole lot of cuteness!


I think my favorite stamps are definitely kitty stamps - and I almost always color the kitties like my own orange tabby. I used my Prismacolor colored pencils to color her in, and for the background I created a super simple beach scene - sky, ocean, and beach. This way Mer-cat stays the center of attention!


To keep the card clean and simple, I stamped this adorable sentiment on kraft paper and wrapped some thin metallic gold thread around it. I love adding metallic thread to cards where I want a little bit of embellishment, but not too much. Then I popped the entire piece up off the card with some foam mounting squares. I think this is the perfect card to welcome in summer (which will be here before we know it!)

Thanks so much for stopping by the High Hopes blog! Be sure to check out more card inspiration in the High Hopes Facebook group - where we share ideas, tips, and tricks that encourage each other to be creative!  Have a great day my friends!


Friday, May 17, 2019

Where Flowers Grow...

Welcome HH fans;

Well it seems that spring has finally arrived and flowers, shrubs and trees are beginning to grow as they have new shoots and blooms.  With flowers beginning to grow, so does hope in so many ways.

With this in mind, today's card is using the adorable Flowers Grow stamp from High Hopes Stamps.


After stamping the image, I coloured it with Copic Markers, and cut it out using the Scalloped Square Die from Spellbinders.  The foil background was created using the Vibrant Vines Foil-Makes and Sparkling Silver Foil - Fancy Foils both from Gina K. Designs and fun through the Minc Machine to foil it.  The negative was used for the background. It was cut out using the same die as the image.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp:  Flowers Grow (R157) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Honey Sweet Patterned Paper - DigiDoodles Design
  • Foil Mate & Foil:  Vibrant Vines, Sparkling Silver (Gina K. Designs)
  • Spellbinders Die:  Scalloped Dies
  • Copic Markers:
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
    • YR02 - Light Orange, YR01 - Peach Puff, YR00 - Powder Pink, YR0000 - PaleChiffon
    • R02 - Flesh, R01 - Pinkish Vanilla
    • BG10 - Cool Shadow, BG11 - Moon White
    • BV0000 -Pale Thistle, BV000- Irridescent Mauve
    • B0000 - Pale Porcelain Blue
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Morning Dew
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen:  Clear
  • YNS Gumdrops 
As well as stopping by the High Hopes Stamps blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Instagram for some daily inspiration the Design Team Divas.


Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.
 
Hugs,
 
 

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Live Life

This week I decided to  challenge myself. I wanted to use a "portion" of a larger stamp by masking it to "create" a new image. Masking a portion of a larger stamp gives me more ways to use a stamp I have purchased. 

I chose "Fragrant Blooms" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and masked off this cute snail and flowers. 




After masking off the stamp and stamping only the portion I wanted to use, I coloured it with alcohol markers and Prisma pencils and cut it out using a circle die. Next I cut a piece of white card stock to fit my card and added some ink splatters with matching ink to create a bit of a back ground. This was added to some gingham paper from MFT after I inked all of the edges with Distress ink. 
I placed my stamp roughly where I wanted it on the card and with the help of my Misti stamped the sentiment. Some twine and sparkly enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Fragrant Blooms - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Life In Bloom - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore - MFT

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, circle die - Spellbinders, twine, enamel dots - C.C. Designs and Gina Marie Designs, antique linen Distress ink, Stampin' Up ink, mini ink splatter - YNS, flowers - Poppies and Prairie

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 GB5 AG1 AG3 AG4 CR11 CR7 PP1 PP3 BG7 TN1 EB1
Copics: RV11 
Prismacolor Pencils: goldenrod, dark green, henna, deco peach, beige

The High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Design teams post daily inspiration on Facebook and the blog.  Inspiration can also be found on Instagram and Pinterest! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lil' Fireman

Howdy - MichelleO here - and today for High Hopes Stamps I pulled out a "Lil Fireman" to color for a cute card!  I am not sure which is cuter, the fireman... that sweet little puppy riding with him or that adorable little truck!


Total Cutie right? I colored with my copics (colors below) Now I found some papers from Carta Bella Cowboy Country collection. Put them all together with a zig zag stitch and straight stitch on my sewing machine. The sentiment "Let's Ride" seemed too fun and perfect for this little pair. It is from the Sentiment Set #4 collection. Great group of sentiments! Then three dots of Nuvo black. Love how fun this one turned out!

Copic colors used


I hope he gave yo a smile! Thanks so much for looking!



Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Thanks!

Happy Tuesday HH Followers!
Today I'm showing you the adorable "Flower Bouquet" stamp from High Hopes using it two different ways for completely different looks. What a perfect stamp that you can use for so many occasions! 
On this version, I coloured the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and added some Stickles to the flower centres for some added bling. I'm using paper from the Simple Stories "Spring Farmhouse" 6x8 collection. I die cut the word "thanks" 3x and glued them together for a bit of added dimension.

Copics Used:
R11, R20, R21, R22
Y23, Y26, N7
BG11, BG32, BG34
My other version using the "Flower Bouquet" has a few more steps to it. First I stamped a flower background (don't know the name of the stamp it's an older one from my stash) and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. Then using the pink orange pearl colour, watercolored the background. I stamped the image onto black cardstock and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. Now all I had to do was watercolor it in using the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Pearl Colors set. I like the look of the pearl colors on the black base.
Here you can see the gold embossed and watercolored background a bit better. The "Thanks" sentiment for this card was cut out with some double sided foam tape and gold paper for the dimension effect. A few Rose gold Sequins finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!
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