Monday, August 10, 2020

Butterfly Chick

 Howdy - MichelleO here today - There is a August 2020 New Release at High Hopes Stamps! Another great group of new stamps to play with! This week I used Butterfly Chick! How adorable is this little guy! 

Cute right? I colored with my Copics (colors below) then added a little pencil shadowing. I found some glittering papers from Imaginisce love the sparkle to them. I sewed the layers together with a fun zig zag stitch and then added my image and sentiment also from High Hopes Stamp "Happy Bird Day!" sewn down with a straight stitch. I was going to add flowers or something more, but it just felt finished and I loved seeing all the sparkle to the paper... sorry it isn't showing in my photo for you. 

Copic colors used - 

There are more great images in this release to see!! Click HERE to jump over fast! 


Sunday, August 9, 2020

Bunny Family!

Hello Friends,
Today I'm super excited to shared another image from HHS August 2020 NEW Release!

I absolutely LOVE this "Bunny Family" image.
 It was so fun to colored with my Copic markers. I frame my image using a die from my stash. The frame was layer with black cardstock and pop with 3D foam tape for dimension. The paper is "Hello Spring" from Echo Park. To finish my card I added stickles and doodle some lines with my white pen. I hope you enjoyed this card today.

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

Friday, August 7, 2020

Daffodil Bunny

Welcome everyone;

Besides being a brand new month, High Hopes Stamps has a brand new release for August.  There is no doubt that Daffodil Bunny is a very adorable stamp.

After colouring both stamped images with Copic Markers, I cut them out using different dies. The papers used were all from Lawn Fawn.  Ribbon, twine, enamel dots and jewels finished off both CAS cards

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Daffoldil Bunny SLF006 -- August 2020 Release, Card 1 - Smiling H262, Card 2 - Smell the Flowers  G189 -- all High Hopes Stamps
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock; DP - Perfectly Plaid - Spring, Spring Fling (Card 1), Dandy Day (Card 2) all from Lawn Fawn
  • Copic Markers:
    • YG11 - Mignonette, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG17 - Grass Green
    • YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow, Y15 - Cadminium Yellow, Y13 - Lemon Yellow, Y11 - Pale Yellow
    • Card 1:  E50 - Egg Shell, E50 - Milky White, E53 - Raw Silk, G000 - Crystal Opal, G00 - Jade Green, R29 - Lipstick Red
    • Card 2:  R00 - Pinkish White, R000 - Cherry White, W3 - Warm Gray No. 3, W1 - Warm Gray No. 1, W000 - Warm Gray No. 000, Colourless Blender, R46 - Strong Red, BG000 - Pale Aqua
  • Dies:  Card 1 - Wonky Stitched Circles - Gina Marie Designs; Card 2 - Double Stitched In & Out Squares - Gina Marie Designs
  • Nuvo: Card 1 only --  Jewel Drops - Limoncello, Crystal Drops - Calming Aqua 
  • Miscellaneous:  Ribbon, Twine and Enamel Dots, Jewels 
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 the the HH Divas have been up to.  We post daily and would love it if you stop by and visit us.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Warm Heart

It's all about the fun of building a snowman with the new release Gnome and Snowman Friend from the August 2020 new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps. I have some fond memories of building snowmen when I was a kid although we often had to find something other than a carrot for his nose.
We had some pretty interesting "noses" over the years but we always had fun rolling snow into balls that were  much larger then we were - which left the challenge of getting them on top of each other.  Thankfully my oldest brother was the tallest and could usually manage to get the balls on top of each other. I love the memories that came flooding back as I coloured this fun stamp and I can officially say I have started my winter/Christmas cards!

I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge and set it aside. Next I found some paper from Echo Park that worked perfectly with the colours and cut them to fit my design. I used a stitched edge to cut some snow hills and added some snowflakes using a die from Gina Marie. I added some Stickles to the snow for the little bit of bling I like to add to my cards - especially Christmas cards and enamel dots finish my card. The stamp is popped up with foam dots to add some dimension.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Gnome and Snowman Friend - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Cold Hands Script - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: My Favorite Winter - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, snowflake die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots - Carta Bella, Recollections card stock, Star Dust Stickles, foam pop dots - Forever In Time

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:

Gnome - E00 E21 E11 B91 B93 B95 G07 DG3 JG6 R56 R59 V06
Hat - W5 BG7 BG10 R56 R59 V09
Snowman - W5 BG7 BG10 R56 R59 V09 YR02 OR2 OR3
Birds - B01 B02 B06 C2 R56 R59 V04

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Magical Friendship

It’s Wednesday, and this week, we are celebrating a brand new August 2020 Release with variety of fun new images! Be sure to go and check them out, you won't be disappointed.

Today, I'm using Dreamy Dragon - SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for my main image from this new release along with the sentiment Magic Friendship - F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). This little dragon looks so peaceful and it looks like he's found a new friend too!

To make my card this week, I started out with a simple white card sized at 5.5" x 5.5". Then cut Recollections - Petite Floral paper to the same size and taped it down onto the base card. Next, Kraftin' Kimmie - Purple Petunia ink was used to ink around the card. Another piece was cut from the same paper collection at 1.25" x 5.5" and Kraftin' Kimmie - Party Peach ink was used to ink around the edges. The cardstock was put through my Xyron Create a Sticker and then mounted on top of the base card.

Next, My Creative Time - Bunch of Fun Circle Dies and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the scalloped circle background out of Recollections - Purple Passions and circle for the main image out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. The main image and sentiment were both stamped with Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink using my MISTI. The image was coloured in with Copic markers and then the sentiment was die cut using My Creative Time - Sentiment Label Dies. I traced around the outside of the die and then cut it out of the same Recollections - purple paper so that the die cut piece would have a thin border around it. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron and adhered it directly on top of it. I cut off one side of the label so that it would be flush with the edge of the card. The same purple ink used earlier was used again to edge around it. The image, sentiment and large scalloped circle was then popped up with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

Once this was done, Stickles - Purple was used to go around the edges of the large scallop and Stickles - Icicle was used to go around the main image. Lastly, a few flowers from Crafts - Mini Fabric Flower Picks were added to finish off the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Dream Dragon - SLF019 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Sentiment: Magic Friendship - F234 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Kraftin' Kimmie - Party Peach, Kraftin' Kimmie - Purple Petunia
Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Petite Floral (12 x 12 in - 30.4 x 30.4 cm), Recollections - Purple Passions 8.5" x 11"
Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, My Creative Time - Sentiment Label Dies - MCT-D139
Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Stickles - Purple, Stickles - Icicle, Xyron Create a Sticker, Crafts Mini Fabric Flower Picks - 02-0201883

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Dragon: YG95, YG93, YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01, V12, V09, V04, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, R02, R01, R000
Butterfly: V12, V04, V01, Y18, Y17, Y15, E15, YG03
Sky: B12, B02, B01, B00
Grass: G17, G14, G07

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
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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

August 2020 Release!

Today is the start of the August 2020 Release over at High Hopes Stamp! I know you're just as excited about this as I am! I mean we just had a release last month and now another one...... it just doesn't get better than this! I'm the lucky one to kick off the New Release using the oh so adorable "Butterfly Chick"! This is just the sweetest little chick ever!
I stamped this "Butterfly Chick" onto Copic friendly paper and used my Copic Sketch Markers to colour it in. I chose papers from the C.C. Designs "Hearts and Dots" and Sunny Studios "Gingham Pastels" 6x6 collections. The "Smiling" sentiment is one of my favourite High Hopes sentiments. Perfect for so many different cards! I used a few different dies to create this layout and added a bit of twine to finish it off!
Copics Used:
Chick: Y13, Y15, Y17/ YR04, YR07, YR09/ R20
Bow: B21, B26, B29
Butterfly: Bg10, BG11, BG13, Y15, B21, W3, W5
Grass: YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25
Outline: B000, B00, Copic 0

I hope you'll head on over to the High Hopes website and see the New Release images! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting our Blog and Facebook page!

Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Dreamy Willa

Howdy - MichelleO here and I love these new images from High Hopes Stamps! This is Dreamy Willa - so sweet!

Willa is such a sweet mouse! I love her! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and did shading with pencils. My papers are from Farmers Market - with a border punch from Martha Stewart. I sewed all they layers down with a straight stitch and placed everything on a white card stock base. The sentiment "Friends are We" is just perfect for the image - 

Copic markers used - 

Have you seen all the new images at High Hopes Stamps? To pop over quick click HERE and fall in love with them all! 

Hope you enjoyed - 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Kitty's Perch

Good morning High Hopes Friends,
Happy to be back sharing another image from High Hopes Summer 2020 NEW Release!

First I stamped "Kitty's Perch" with dark grey ink and coloured with alcohol markers. After my image was all color I used a couple of my LF stackable rectangle dies. I layer my main panel with another gold scallop die and used foam tape for dimension. The paper is "Strawberry Pacth" from Park Lane. To finish I doodle lines with my white gel pen.

Copic List; kitty's fur E21 E23 E25
garbage can W1 W3 W5
grass YG11 YG13
sky B000

You can find lots of inspiration from this NEW release at High Hopes Blog and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook fan page.

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