Thursday, April 2, 2020

Hugs To Cheer You

I don't know about you but I think this will be me running to give hugs to all my friends and family when the social distancing is over. 
I miss giving them and I miss receiving them but until I am able to give and receive hugs again I am using the oh so cute "Gonna Getcha" from High Hopes to send a hug in a card to someone on my needs a hug list.
Paired with the "Hugs to Cheer You" sentiment it is a fun hug in a card!

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After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut it and ran a black marker around the edge to cover any white edges. Some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn was perfect for the cheery but warm feeling I was looking to give with this card. I cut a pleated lace circle and added some matching paper and a few hearts just for fun. 
Diamond Stickles on the buttons on the overalls gave me the touch of bling I like to add to my cards. Ribbon and enamel dots finish off this 5" x 5" card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Gonna Getcha - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Hugs To Cheer You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spiffy Speckles, Spring Fling - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, ribbon - Stampin' Up, Diamond Stickles, circle die - Spellbinders, heart die - YNS, pleated lace circle die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers : N1 N3 N6 B93 B95 B97 RV000 RV11 RV32 Y23 Y25 GY4


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, April 1, 2020

May Your Day Be Filled With Love!!

It’s Wednesday, and I'm back this week to start off April with lots and lots of love from Elmer the Elephant using Elmer Elephant - Q043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Large Filled With Love - H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. With everything happening in the world right now, I think we could all use a little bit of love. When I was a child, Elmer was also called Elmer the Safety Elephant, so I hope that you and all of your loved ones are keeping safe right now too!



To make this card I first die cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214) and my Cuttlebug. Next I used my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and the sentiment. I coloured in the image using Copic markers. Then I created my own background using a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Festive Berries, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspbery and Kraftin' Kimmie - Happy Hearts Stencil. I also did all around the edges with the Picked Raspberry. Lastly, added in the bottom border of hearts using Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted which I ran through my Cuttlebug twice with 2 different red cardstock. Then I inlayed the lighter colour into the darker hearts. I had also ran the cardstock through my Xyron Create a Sticker beforehand to make the die-cut work like a sticker and easy to inlay. I also used one of the small hearts for the "o" in "Love" and added some Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Red Berry on top of it. Finally, I mounted the finished image onto a white base card 5.5" x 4.25".

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Elmer Elephant - Q043  (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Large Filled With Love - H004 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz - Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Various scraps of red cardstock
Die-Cuts: Your Next Stamp - Stitched Rectangle Die Set (YNSD214), Sizzix Framelets by Stephanie Barnard - 562676 - Hearts Dotted
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Xyron Create a Sticker, Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Red Berry

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Elephant: C5, C3, C2, C1, C0, R22, R20, R11, RV32

Ground: E35, E34, E33, E31

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.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Mary Angel!

Happy Tuesday!
I hope my post today finds you all well in these difficult days! I thought I'd pop in with a cutie to help brighten your day! Meet the adorable "Mary Angel" from High Hopes Stamps! Isn't she just having the best time splashing in the puddles! Mary Angel reminds me of my daughters when they were little and loved to play in the rain!
I chose papers today from an older Echo Park collection called "Spring". I thought the umbrella papers went perfectly with this image. I coloured my image with my Copic markers and then paper pieced Mary's coat and umbrella. It's hard to see but the puddle, splashes and Mary's wings all have clear glitter pen added to them for a bit of sparkle! I added some clear dewdrops (gems) to the cut out image to look like rain drops.
I decorated the inside of my card and then added the "Play In The Puddles" sentiment also from High Hopes Stamps.
Copics Used:
Skin: R00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: Y00, Y23, YR12
Pants & Hat: BG13, BG34, BG32
Boots: Y21, Y23
Puddles & Wings: BG0000, BG000, BG10


Here's something else to brighten your day!!!
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Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Monday, March 30, 2020

Nurse Elizabeth Jo

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I have colored up a little Get Well Soon card. I am sure we all need a few of those for our stash. And there is none better to wish a little Get Well images as "Nurse Elizabeth Jo"


A sweet little nurse like this is sure to make you feel better! I colored with my Copics and did a little high lighting and shading with pencils. Then cut her out with a small border around her. I found papers from October Afternoon that were bright and cheerful and sewed them down with my sewing machine. The sentiment Get Well Soon... is called "Calling the Doctor" from High Hopes Stamps is perfect for this nurse.

Three red buttons for a little embellishment and I think it is a happy colorful Get Well Card. Hopefully to cheer up someone not feeling so well.

Copic colors used.


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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dragon Hop!

Hello friends,
 and welcome to another Sunday card inspiration!

Today I created an Easter card using "Dragon Hop" from High Hopes Stamps.

To begin I stamped image with black ink and colored with alcohol markers. The paper is a 12X12 pad called "Easter" from Echo Park. Used a few of my dies to created an scene. To finish the card add candy dots, stickles, white pen and a sentiment from my stash. Copic List; dragon body YG11 YG13 YG17 G99  horns E42 E43  bunny ears W1 W3 W5 R20  basket Y11 Y13 Y15  Eggs B02 R20 Y15 Here is another card I did using this fun image.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Sharing some Easter Love!

Good morning HH fans!

Today I have this lovely card from Shawna D. out in British Columbia Canada to share with all of you.  Shawna lives in a Senior Care home & loves to make cards with our images.  Shawna creates adorable cards to give to friends & fellow residents, she also sells a few of her cards to help with her expenses.  Oh and she donates cards too, how awesome is that?!!!

I featured 4 of Shawna's cards over on our Facebook Page a few days ago but wanted to share this cutie on a special blog post today.  

Now more than ever we need to band together and share as much love to one another as we can.  Shawna is certainly doing her part!

Whether you bring groceries to a neighbor or even give someone a call just to say hello it brightens someone's day.  Finding a new normal is what we all have to do during this very troubling time.

Please feel free to share your creations with us, we love to see them.  Tell us what makes you feel happy or how you made someone's day.  We want to hear your story!

For this adorable card Shawna used Bunny Blooms personally one of my favorite images.


We do have a 20% Discount running now on Store Wide.  We are a small rubber stamp company but we will try to keep this discount running as long as we can.  We want people to share & be creative it helps us all feel better.  Use Coupon Code LOVE at checkout.

Have a super wonderful weekend!!

Hugs to all,




Friday, March 27, 2020

You're "Beary" Special to Me!

Welcome HH Fans;

Another week of enforced working at home has been and gone.  This is such a new adventure for me, my co-workers and so many, many more people.  For those of us who paper craft High Hopes Stamps is lifting our spirits with a sale -- yes that is right....


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For today's card, I have used the adorable Hunny Bear with the Beary Special to Me sentiment, from High Hopes Stamps.   After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I used one of the smaller Double Stitched Rectangle dies to cut it out.  A larger size die was used for the other two rectangles, while a diamond shape die was used for the sentiment.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps: Hunny Bear (Q021), Beary Special to Me (H108)
  • Paper: XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Spring Fling 7 Watercolor Washes -- both from Lawn Fawn
  • Copic Markers:
    • E35 - Chamois, E34 - Toast, E31 - Brick Beige
    • W9 - Warm Gray No. 9
    • Y17 - Golden Yellow, Y15 - Cadmium Yellow, Y13 - Lemon Yellow
    • E53 - Raw Silk, E51 - Milky White, E50 - Egg Shell
    • BG0000 - Snow Green, BG000 - Pale Aqua, BG01 - Aqua Blue
    • R46 - Strong Red
  • Dies:  Double Stitched Rectangle Dies - Gina Marie Designs, Diamond Shapes - Spellbinders
  • Enamel Dots:  Gina Marie Designs
While having a coffee or tea break, do stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog as daily inspiration is posted by the HH Divas. We would love for you to stop by and visit. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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


 

Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Good Friend

"Leon" is out on his branch absorbing some much needed sun! He is well hidden but if you look through the tree branches you just may be able to spot him <smile>. 
He is meeting his neighbours from his favourite branch and waving and smiling as they come out into the sun themselves. 
Leon is perfect to add to my just because, thinking of you stash - a stash that I will keep adding to as I send out love, hugs and hopefully smiles to my friends and family while we can't be together.  

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I coloured friendly Leon with Copics and added a bit of shading with Prismacolor pencils. A cloud die and ink were perfect for adding some clouds around him. 
I wanted it to look like you were looking through tree branches to see him so I took a branch die and cut it out multiple times. I cut some "extra" leaves and added them to each die to make the leaves seem thicker. I also didn't glue them all down flat to help add some dimension. 
Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Leon - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Easy To Spot - High Hopes Rubber Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, circle die - Kat Scrapiness, ribbon - stash, cloud die - Quickutz, Baby Blue ink - Memories Ink, branch/leaves - Leaf Foliage Set 1 - Whimsy Stamps, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic Markers : Y35 Y38 YR04 G40 G43 G94 E42 E43

Prismacolor Pencils: Cadium Orange Hue, Yellowed Orange

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, March 25, 2020

Carrot Express!!!

It’s Wednesday, and Easter is quickly approaching. So for this week, I used Carrot Express - S055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Canadian Easter Greetings - H139 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment.

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To put this card together, I first die-cut some Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out. Next, I stamped the image with Memento - Tuxedo Black ink using my MISTI to get a nice clean image. I put the die-cut back over the image again and used it for a template to get a nice clean white border. I created a mask out of the image and used the die-cut from Avery Elle - Custom Steel Dies - Made in the USA - D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean to create the sky background.

I mounted the plaid paper from Recollections - Easter Paper onto a white card base of 5.5" x 4.25"and then edged around the image and card with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and embossed the sentiment using Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wilted Violet and VersaMark.

Lastly, I popped up the image onto the card using 3M - VHB 2-sided tape and added in some enamel dots.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Carrot Express - S055 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Canadian Easter Greetings - H139 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Shaded Lilac, VersaMark
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Easter Paper
Embossing: Ranger - Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder
Die Cuts: Avery Elle - Custom Steel Dies - Made in the USA - D-05-01 PiercedCloudsDie, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, enamel dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Rabbit: W5, W3, W1, R30, R02
Overalls: B26, B23, B21, R29, R27, R24
Carrots and Leaves: YR27, YR12, YR09, YR04, G14, G07, YG25, YG21
Wagon: E35, E33, E31, R29, R27, R24, W9, W7, W5, C2, C1, C0
Dirt: E37, E35, E33, E31

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, March 24, 2020

Chicks With Hat-itude!

Happy Tuesday!
Thanks for popping in today to see my Tuesday post for High Hopes Stamps. Meet the adorable trio called "Gertie, Millie & Hattie". These cuties remind me of my peeps and the day we tried on Halloween hats LOL. The HH Sentiment called "Hat-itude" goes perfectly with these besties!
Lots of layers on my cards today using papers the Doodlebug French Kiss 6x6 collection and some matching cardstock. I tried to colour these ducks to match the papers with my Copic Sketch Markers. I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut the image out and then popped it up with some foam tape. It's hard to see in the picture but each of the hats have Glitter Pen on the flowers and ribbons for a soft glittery look. A big hot pink bow and some heart shaped enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used: 
Ducks: C00. C1, YR04, YR07, YR21, YR23
Flowers: RV17, RV19, YG23, G28
Blues: B34, B37, B39, BG53, BG57
Hats: E31, E33/ YR21, YR23/ R81, R83, R85


Don't forget to head over to the High Hopes Blog and Facebook Page for more inspiration from the Design Team!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Wingin' It Duck!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and yesterday I decided to color up a little happiness and a smile. And High Hopes Stamps "Wingin' It Duck" was just the smile needed!



Seriously how can you not smile at a duck doing a cartwheel? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then added the sentiment from High Hopes Stamps "You Quack Me Up!" I  cut it out and then did a little faux mat with my Copic marker around the edge. A few enamel dots in the bottom corner for added fun and some crazy zig zag stitch around the edge onto a piece of Paper Studios Dotted Barn wood paper.

Simple but does bring a smile -

Copic colors used -


Trying times in the world right now - High Hopes Stamps can bring some image for some happy coloring to you! Check out their web site HERE and see all the fun!


Sunday, March 22, 2020

Lovely Lucy Goosey


Good morning friends,
Hope you and family are doing well during these tough times!

I made this card using "Lovely Lucy Goosey" and the sentiment "Waddle I Do" both images from highhopesstamps.com

After I stamped the image with Memento black ink I colored with Prismacolor pencils. I fussy cut it leaving a small white border. Used a few of my dies, pink ribbon bow and some gold sequins to embellish the front of the card. I added some foam tape to "Lovely Lucy Goosey" to give more dimension. 

Here is the inside!
To finish my card I used the same pattern paper. I stamped one more image and adhesive in the inside... Love it! I hope you enjoyed this fun card today.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Have a Blessed Easter!

Welcome back friends;

Another week has been and gone and Friday has arrived again.  For today's post, I have a fun card.  This cutie known as Dragon Hop from High Hopes Stamps is collecting his Easter eggs.  

After stamping him on some XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured him with Copic Markers and used a Wonky Stitched Rectangle to cut him out.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the eggs on the design paper.  A white pom pom was added to Dragon's tail.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Dragon Hop (Q103), Blessed Easter Script (G151) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP -- Hello Easter - Echo Park, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn
  • Copic Markers:
    • YG09 - Lettuce Green, YG07 - Acid Green, YG06 - Yellowish Green, YG05 - Salad
    • R00 - Pinkish White, R20 - Blush
    • E39 - Leather, E37 - Sepia, E35 - Chamois
    • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1
    • E50 - Egg Shell, E51 - Milky White, E53 - Raw Silk
    • B00 - Frost Blue, Y08 - Acid Yellow, Y06 - Yellow
    • YR04 - Chrome Orange, YR07 - Cadmium Orange
  • Dies: Wonky Stitched Rectangle - Gina Marie Designs; Timeless Rectangles - Spellbinders 
  • YNS Gumdrops
  • Nuvo Crystal Glaze
While having a coffee or tea break, do stop by the High Hopes Stamps Blog as daily inspiration is posted by the HH Divas. We would love for you to stop by and visit. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Hugs, 


Thursday, March 19, 2020

Easter Bunny Greetings

Easter is just around the corner so I'm hopping in with this adorable "Bunny Stack" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 
I don't often get my Easter cards sent or given out - I always forget to take them!, but I think this year may be the year that happens. 
These guys just make me smile and I would love to see the smile that this cute stack of bunnies I hope would bring to someone else.



After colouring these cuties with alcohol markers I hand fussy cut them out leaving a thin white edge. I found some patterned paper from Stampin' Up for my background and added some matching card stock which I ran through an embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a fishtail banner die. Some matching ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bunny Stack  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Script Easter Greetings - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, white gel pen, fishtail banner die - YNS, ribbon - stash, Baby Breath embossing folder - Cuttlebug, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic Markers : N1 N3 N6 RV000 RV91 Y38 735 Y32 B00 B02 B04 B06 

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, March 18, 2020

Welcome Little One!

It’s Wednesday, and this week I used Stretch - R081 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and Welcome Little One Script - F239 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This little giraffe is so adorable and sure to warm someone's heart.


I decided to keep the card simple this week and stamped and coloured the image and then fussy cut around it. I layered all of the layers, except for the base with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. I edged around all of the die cuts with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Rasberry. To finish off the card I added in a few hearts. The card base is 4.25" x 5.5".

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Stretch - R081 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Welcome Little One Script - F239 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Picked Rasberry
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Forever In Time - Baby Girl, Spare patterned papper
Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies.
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Kraftin Kimmie - Hearts Krafty Dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Giraffe: E59, E57, E55, E50, E35, Y32, Y26, Y23, R30, R24, R20

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.