Sunday, July 5, 2020

Willa With A Heart

Good morning Friends,
It's Release week over highhopesstamps.com

This Summer 2020 Release is just super adorable with lots of new fun images and some cute tiny sentiments for any occasion.


 For today I'm excited to be using "Willa With A Heart" and the sentiment is "Mini Sentiment Set #1"

Stamped image with black ink and used alcohol markers. The paper is "Strawberry Patch" from Park Lane Used a couple Spellbinder dies to die cut my main image. I sewed down the edges of my pattern paper to give some interest. This paper pad have a sheet full of strawberry so I fussy cut a few and used foam tape to created a cluster in the side of my card. Draw some lines with a white pen and added stickles.

 Copic List; body E25 E27 E31
nose C7
heart R20 R21
flowers R27 R29
grass/ leaves YG11 YG13

Here is a close up!
I Finish my card with one of the sentiment from  "Mini Sentiment Set #1" I also adhesive a few gold sequins. Click HERE to see the full release!

Thank you for visit my blog today!
Have a BLESS day.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Sending Hugs and Kisses........

Hi Everyone;

We are now officially half way through the year and some restrictions are being lifted.  Hopefully, they will be able to stay in place and this will become the new normal; -- time will tell.

This might cheer people up -- High Hopes Stamps has a brand new Summer 2020 Release.  For today's card I have used the adorable Willa with a Flower.  After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I cut it out using the Stitched Ovals from Tutti Designs.  Using the larger size of the same die, I cut out two pieces of mulberry paper -- my stash of this awesome paper is low and I have had no luck in finding any stores that stock it.



Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Will with a Flower (SLF008) and Get Well Wishes Script (H067) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP -- Dandy Days & Speckles both from Lawn Fawn; Mulberry Paper
  • Copic Markers:
    • Willa: W00 - Warm Gray No. 00, W0 - Warm Gray No. 0, W2 - Warm Gray No. 2, W3 - Warm Gray No. 3, W5 - Warm Gray No. 5, E02 - Fruit Pink, R11 - Pale Cherry Pink, R20 - Blush
    •  Eyes: BG0000 - Snow Green, B60 - Pale Blue Gray
    •  Grass & Flower:  YG17 - Grass Green, GY13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette, BV000 - Iridescent Mauve, BV00 -   Mauve Shadow, BV01 - Viola, YG01 - Green Bice
    •  Bee:  Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow, YR01 - Peach Puff, YR02 - Light Orange
    • Lady Bug:  R17 - Lipstick Orange, 100 - Black
  • Scalloped Stitched Nesting Ovals -- Tutti Designs
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops:  Morning Dew
  • Enamel Dots - Gina Marie Designs
Check out the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps.  If you need some inspiration, stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog to see what what the HH Divas have been up to.  We post daily and would love it if you stop by.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,
Hugs;
 
 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

It Ain't Summer Til...

According to the calendar it is officially summer and the weather where I live has been summer like - hot and humid!!! 
Beachball Betty from the new Summer 2020 release (click here for to see the full release)  is at the beach and enjoying a beautiful summer day and she has some advice for us all.
 I love her sass! and I think I better listen to her advice and find some sand to stick my toes in to when it is safe to do so of course <wink>




I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to create an A2 size card instead of my usual square card. Some striped patterned paper was perfect for my summer design. 
I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and then trimmed the paper leaving it long. The sentiment was stamped directly under the stamp and then I trimmed the whole thing to fit my card front and added some matching card stock.
Adorable flip flops, a sun and cloud dies and some enamel dots finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Beachball Betty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sandy Toes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunskissed - Doodlebug

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, sun die - YNS, cloud die - Die'sires, flip flop die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots - Whimsy, gold gel pen

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
E000 TN2 EB3 C1 C2 C4 C5 E31 E34 R20 B00 B02 B04 B06 CR7 CR9 CR11 R59 Y15 Y35 Y38 YG17 YG25 YG03

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It's time for some gnomie goodness!

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadian friends!!

Okay so here's the thing....I don't like snow or the cold temps.  I also don't like when it is so hot & humid outside you can hardly take a breath.  Seriously not complaining....just sayin'!  As Canadians we are BLESSED to live in this beautiful country of which I still have so much more to see.  Wishing all of you good health & happiness no matter where you live!!

Since it's sooooo humid & hot today I decided to be creative indoors.  This super cutie is Handsome Gnome from our new High Hopes release.  When I colored Handsome Gnome up I hadn't chosen my papers yet....so good thing I'm a hoarder of crafty supplies.  I had the perfect paper from LDRS just waiting to be used on this card.  I paired Handsome Gnome with the new Mini Sentiment Set #1 which where designed perfect for 3 of the new gnomes.

I needed to starting refilling my stock of masculine cards & I think this one suits the bill.

Copic Combos

Beard - N4, N2, N0

Skin - E04, E01, E000, E00

Blue - B95, B93, B91

Yellow Green - YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91

Sign - E43, E41, E40

Thanks for joining me today!

Crafty hugs,


Have A Purr-fect Day!

Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians!!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Kitty's Perch - TLF021 from High Hopes Rubber Stamps new release for the main image and Pawsitively - G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This happy little kitty is having a great day exploring and has taken some time out to wish you a "Pawsitively Purr-fect Day"!! Hopefully, he puts a little smile on your face!


For my card this week, I began with a white base card of 5.5" x 4.25". I cut some Recollections - Green cardstock the same size and adhered it directly on the front of the base. Then I used my Cuttlebug and Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set using the various dies to create the layers using both the base green cardstock and also Recollections - Petite Floral. I adhered the next to layers directly to the base. Then popped up the last 2 layers with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. The image was coloured with Copic markers and was stamped using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card.

I used my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment as well, then I cut it to size and ran it through my Xyron Create a Sticker and placed it directly over the 2nd layer. Lastly, to finish off the card, I added some Craft- Rhinestone Stickers over the flowered background.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Kitty's Perch - TLF021  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Pawsitively - G307 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Petite Floral - Double Sided 12 x 12 in (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections - Green
Die Cuts: Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214)
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Craft - Rhinestone Stickers, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitty's Fur: E95, R22, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0, Prismacolor Premier Pencils - PC935 - Black and PC1056 - 70% Warm Grey
Collar: R59, R39, R37
Garbage Can: C3, G28, G19, G07, G05, YG67, YG09
Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01
Sky: B01, B00, B000, B0000
Clouds: Stampin' Up - Whisper White ink and Q-Tip

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.




Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Norman Goat!

Hello!
Baby Goats always get all the attention but I think the High Hopes Image "Norman Goat" deserves some love too LOL! I mean look at him.... cute or what!! I picture him being the Matriach of the family with all the little goats surrounding him as he tells the tales of his life!
I chose papers today from the Echo Park's "A Dog's Tale" 6x6 collection. After stamping and colouring "Norman" with my Copic Markers, I cut him out using the CDD Fancy Frame die set. I inked all the edges of my papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for added dimension.  Don't you just love the HH Sentiment "Humor Me". I think it suits Norman well! Some Burlap ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Goat: W4, W5, W6, W8, R20/ E43, E44
Top: BG72, BG75, BG78
Pants: R24, R29, R56/  Y35, Y38, Y26
Ground & Outline: W0, W3/ BG0000, BG000

For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit out Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team is always busy creating amazing cards!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Hugs to you!

Happy Monday!!!

I'm an early morning riser & one of my fav things to do is sit outside with my morning coffee and just listen to the birds chirping away.  We feed our little flying friends all year long, love watching them.  We have a little birdhouse in the backyard that our friend made for us.  Each year we get little families of new birds....it's amazing to watch.  I'm always trying to plant new plants that attract hummingbirds, I think they are just so amazing. 

I couldn't wait to colour this new release called Hummingbird from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I sat looking at it for a while to decide on my colour scheme...ok maybe not for too long lol...my fav color combo bright green & blue green came to mind.  I LOVE PURPLE so I just had to made those beautiful little flowers PURPLE.


I went with the High Hopes Hugs & Hugs sentiment because I can now use this card for a variety of occasions.

Copic Color Combos

Leaves - YG17, YG09, YG07, YG05

Flowers - V09, V06, V05, V04

Flower Centres - YG25, YG23, YG21

Hummingbird - N9, N7, N5, N3, BG09, BG07, BG05, YG25, YG23, YG21

After I colored the stamp I die cut it with an MFT circle die then added the scalloped die cut which is an old one from Whimsy.  A few sparkly self adhesive dots & a wee piece of ribbon to finished off this clean & simple card (CAS)

You can find all the New Releases from High Hopes HERE

Have a wonderful day!

Crafty hugs,



Lil' Fire Chief

Howdy - MichelleO here and I Love this adorable image from High Hopes Stamps - "Lil Fire Chief"



Cute right? I colored with my Copics and highlighted with pencils (colors below) The image is cut out with just a small border around it. I like how it pops off the page! The pattern paper is from MME and I thought the arrows in all different directions gave a lot of direction to the image. I sewed it down on a red paper, then a cream colored card stock base. A border across the bottom of the page with the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "I'm Responding to a Birthday Emergency" A few enamel dots for fun and a great card for a guy or fire chief loving girl.

Copic colors used -


For lots of great images you can visit the High Hopes Stamps website HERE



Sunday, June 28, 2020

Just Clowning Around!


Good Morning and welcome,
Today I'm sharing this totally cute Birthday Card using "Juggles"  and "Clowning Around" from High Hopes Stamps.

 First I stamped with Memento ink and colored with alcohol markers. I also added an extra touch using Crystal Stickles and doodle lines with a white gel pen. I used a couple circles dies to cut my main image. The pattern paper is a 12X12 double size sheet called Candy Shoppe from Pebbles. 

Copic List; face C1 C7
overall/hat B000 B02 B05 YR02
shoes YR02 YR04 YG11 YG13
shirt/cloves YG11 YG13 YR02 Y13 Y15 Y35
hair/heart R27 R29 R39

To finish I added a sentiment  "Clowning Around" and adhesive a few orange enamel dots. Hope my card inspired you to created something fun.

Thank you for visit my blog today!
Have a BLESS day.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Rain or Shine

Happy Saturday!!!

I don't know where the last couple of months have gone but my goodness time pass quickly!! 

We released 19 brand new images this week & I decided to play with one of the new Willa's.  There are 4 in the collection.  I can't decide which one is my favorite.  I colored all 4 of them just couldn't help myself they are so cute.  This is Raindrops Willa with the Dot Rain or Shine sentiment.

I wanted to make a shape card a little different for the standard card.  I used my cloud dies from MFT to cut the edges of the card base.  I like it & will surely use the idea again.

Here is a side view, I popped up both the image & the sentiment for the CAS style card.

I colored up Raindrops will with Copics, my go to lol, these are my color choices:

Warm Grey - W5, W3, W1, W0

Ears & Hands - E04, R20, R11

Green - G46, F43, G40

Yellow/Green - YG07, YG06, YG05, YG01

Ladybug - R17, 110

Raindrops - B02, B00, B000

Eyes - B00, E02

I mentioned above there are 3 more Willa's in the a collection...I will make up some cards with these cuties soon too!



Find all the new High Hopes Releases HERE

Wishing you all a crafty & safe weekend!

Crafty hugs,



Friday, June 26, 2020

You're My Little Cuppy-Cake!

Welcome Everyone;

Another month is over and it is hard to believe after weeks of  working and schooling from home, our communities are slowly beginning to open a bit more.  The children are also celebrating the new normal for the summer break.

For today's card, I'm using the adorable Sitting Party Buddy from High Hopes Stamps, who is definitely celebrating.  After colouring the image with copic markers, I cut him out using the Distress Rectangles Die from Spellbinders.  Instead of using multiple design paper, I used a piece of Emerald Waterfall from Deco Foil with a sheet of "Where's the Party" foil mate from Gina K Designs and ran this through my MINC Machine.  Some twine and enamel dots finished off this CAS card.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Sitting Party Buddy (S196), Cuppa-Cake (F222) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  Dots & Stripes Gingham - Spring (Echo Park); Deco Foil - Emerald Waterfall, Where's the Party - Foil Mate from Gina K. Designs
  • Copic Markers: 
    • E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, E35 - Chamois, E29 - Burnt Umber
    • Y18 - Lightning Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow
    • G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • R27 - Cadmium Red, R24 - Prawn
    • YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
  • Prismacolor Pencils:  Light Umber, Dark Umber
  • Dies:  Distress Rectangle -- Spellbinders
  • Your Next Stamps:  Enamel Dots
  • Twine
Check out the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps.  If you need some inspiration, stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog to see what what the HH Divas have been up to.  We post daily and would love it if you stop by.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you haven't heard or seen them yet, but the first 8 images of the new SUMMER 2020 release are ready for PREORDER.  This release has a total of 19 images so stay tuned for some more fun images.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs;

Thursday, June 25, 2020

NEW Summer Release NOW SHIPPING



Come check out all 19 new images HERE

Over the next little while our Design Team will be share awesome new creations with these cuties!

Here are a few more...but that's not all....visit the website for a full view.



Have a super awesome day!

Crafty hugs,
Lora








Really!!!

It seems Bob isn't sure about having another Birthday! I wonder if he stopped counting on his 29th Birthday like I did?! <smile> I gave him a double layer chocolate cake so I hope that helps. 
July is a big Birthday month in my family and Birthday Bob from High Hopes is perfect for the masculine cards I will need for the "older" people on my list. 




I coloured Bob with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. I added some clear sparkle pen to the balloon, candles and flames and Stickles to his hat for a bit of Birthday sparkle. 
I set him aside and created my card base by layering patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and adding some twine.
After stamping the sentiment - which is one long sentiment, I cut the word "really" off to put at the top of the card. 

The circle behind him was cut using two circle dies from matching cardstock and I added Bob with some 3D foam pop dots.  Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Birthday Bob - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Birthday Again - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Fling, Winter Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, Star Dust Stickles, twine, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time,  enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
E00 FS9 E11 Y15 735 Y38 TN8 EB8 B00 B02 B04 C1 C2 C4 C5 BG11 BG13

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Happy Birthday To Ye!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I used Peg Leg Pete - R088 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Pirates Birthday - F147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Peg Leg Pete is showing off his map of previous adventures from his pirating days around the Caribbean. He's gathered quite a treasure of findings. But, when you are a pirate, there is always more places and ships out there to plunder. LOL!


To make my card this week, I used Scrapberry's - The Pirate's Treasure (6x6 Paper Collection) paper for the main background which fit onto a card base of 6" x 6" perfectly.

I stamped the image onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Cardstock and then coloured it in with Copic markers. Next, I fussy cut around the entire image and used a black marker to go around all of the edges.

To create the look of a ship in the background, I cut 2 small pieces of paper from Joy Crafts - Wood Texture and Joy Crafts Tough Textures miniature 4 x 9 designs. Then I joined them both together using 2-sided tape. Next, I ran both pieces through my Cuttlebug using My Creative Time - More Stitched Circles die cut. I popped up both the image and the small half circle background with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape and placed it in the centre of the card.

Once again, I used my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink for the sentiment. I taped down the sentiment onto some scrap red cardstock and bumped it up on the card with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish it off, I went around the entire outer edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge and added a few Kraftin Kimmie - Seashore Dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Peg Leg Pete - R088  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Pirates Birthday - F147 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Scrapberry's - The Pirate's Treasure (6x6 Paper Collection), Joy Crafts - Artist Trading Card - Wood Texture (2-3/8x3-3/8" - 85mm x 60mm) and Joy Crafts - Artist Trading Card - Tough Textures (2-3/8x3-3/8" - 85mm x 60mm))
Die Cuts: My Creative Time - More Stitched Circles
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Kraftin Kimmie - Seashore Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R22, R20
Hair: E29, E25, E23
Hat: B99, B69, B66
Coat: B99, B69, B66, R59, R37, R35
Shirt and Vest: E35, E33, E31, C2, C1, C0, Colorless Blender
Socks: E33, E31
Shoe and Sash: C8, C6, C4
Sword: C3, C2, C1
Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Summer 2020 New Release *PREORDER*

Happy Tuesday High Hopes fans!

We are super excited to share the 1st 8 new images from our Summer 2020 Release.  These images are currently on PREORDER & will begin shipping at the end of next week. 

Be 1st in line to receive these newbies, place your PREORDER today!  Check the link below.

"Raindrops Willa"

"Workout Betty"

"Walker Walter"

"Bluebird"

"A Tulip for You"

"Cardinal"

"Beachball Betty"

"Fred"

Find all these new cuties HERE

Shelbert!

Happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing the adorable "Shelbert" from High Hopes Stamps! He's so happy it's someone's birthday and he's ready to celebrate!
I was going for a clean and simple card. I started by using an embossing folder and embossed the white background with a diamond pattern. I added a bit of colour with the polka dot paper and inked the edges of everything with some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. A few enamel dots and twine from the balloon to Shelbert's hand and I was finished. I always struggle with CAS cards as I love to use lots of bright fun bright papers with lots of layers. 
I die cut the "Turtally Awesome" sentiment also from High Hopes with a balloon die and added twine as the string.
Copics Used:
Turtle: YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07/ E13, E15, E18/ W1, W3
Balloon: B24, B26, B28, B29
Party Hat: R24, R27, R29, Y35, Y38


For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit out Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team is always busy creating amazing cards!
Happy  Stamping!