Saturday, October 19, 2019

Scrapbook Saturday with Bev Code

Welcome High Hopes Stamps Fans;

Hi it's Bev here today ... for Saturday Scrapbook layout projects st High Hopes Rubber Stamps. If you have been visiting me on Saturdays you will see that I am only using stamped images as accents on pages. I try to theme them to photos which makes them a perfect accent. I am hoping I could inspire you to try using your stamps on layout pages too. 

Today's Winter page features Peeking Snowman S038. This cute snowman is copic coloured, accented with Signo white gel pen, a touch of Stickles and  it's a perfect accent for snowman photo page.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Peeking Snowman S038

  • Copic Markers: G14, G28, R39, C01, C03, C05, YR07

  • Other: Paper, cardtstock, stickers, Ink, Signo white gel pen, Stickles, 

  • Be sure to stop by the Facebook Page for some daily inspiration from the Design Team Divas.  You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.


    Friday, October 18, 2019

    You're Snow Sweet!

    Welcome HH Fans;

    Before we know it Winter & Christmas will be here. When the winter weather co-operates the Winter Wonderland comes into play and can be quite magical.

    For today's clean & simple card, I have used the adorable Snow Sweet Snowlady from High Hopes Stamps.

    After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I cut it out using a double stitched oval die.  I could have added some stitching, but I didn't; maybe next week.  They are hard to see, but I did add some white snowflakes and added a bit of glitter to them.

    Supplies used:
    • Snow Sweet Snowlady (S081), Snow Sweet (F122) - High Hopes Stamps
    • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
    • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Celebrate Winter (Echo Park)
    • Copic Markers:  
      • Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow
      • B14 - Light Blue, B12 - Ice Blue
      • R29 - Lipstick Red, R46 - Strong Red
      • G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
      • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, C1 - Cool Gray No. 1 
    • Double Stitched Oval Die (Gina Marie Designs)
    • Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard
    • Splectrum Noir Glitter Pen: Clear
    Besides finding daily inspiration here on the High Hopes Blog, you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

    Thursday, October 17, 2019

    The Magic Of Christmas

    This week I am having some fun with the Three Pane Christmas stamp from High Hopes. I love the cute Santa, Reindeer and Snowman - there smiles are contagious aren't they? 
    Christmas is a magical time and it will be fun to give this card to someone on my card giving list!

    After stamping this adorable trio I coloured them with alcohol markers and added some bling to Santa's hat with Stickles. Next I cut the pleated circle die for the background and cut it in half. The stamp fit perfectly across the middle of the die but I wanted the circle to be a little bit smaller. From there, I stamped the sentiment and held my breath as I cut it in half. All of the paper and the circle die are edged with antique linen distress ink to give them a little extra pop. 
    I added some snowflakes and crystals to add what I am hoping is a bit of a magical feel. Some twine finishes off my card. 

    Card Recipe 
    Stamp: Three Pane Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Sentiment: Magic Of Christmas - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
    Patterned Paper: Celebrate Winter - Echo Park 

    Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, white gel pen, Star Dust Stickles, twine, Cyrstazzi Crystals, antique linen distress ink, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs

    Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 BG5 BG7 BG10 CT1 CT4 GY4 CG4 DG3 JG6 TN1 EB1 MB2 RB1 RB2 RB3 
    Copics: B00 BG01 B02 C0

    The High Hopes Design team posts 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, October 16, 2019

    A Merry Christmas Gnome!

    Thank you for joining me today as I share another creation from our new release called Christmas Gnome.

    As I said in my previous post a lot of my Christmas cards this year will be CAS (Clean & Simple) using Kraft cardstock as my base.  My friend just got back from the Netherlands and she brought me quite an assortment of patterned paper...oh la la!  On today's card I'm using a new Gnome paper from Polka Doodles....oh gosh I just love it!

    I paired today's card with the new Fun Merry Christmas sentiment.  I had fun playing with some different colours for this image.  I can't say that I have really done much of pairing BG's together with YG' it was interesting, but in the real the combo looks pretty cool or at least I think it does lol.

    Copic Colors
    Yellow Greens - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93
    Blue Greens - BG49, BG13, BG11
    Beard - W5, W2, W0
    Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04 & R01
    Red - R37, R46, R24

    I hope today's post brightened your crafty spirit!


    Woodland Santa

    Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

    It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Christmas. YAY!!!  This week, I used Woodland Santa - R098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the main image and a sentiment from our new release called O Christmas Tree - GLL002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps).

    To create the scene, I cut out various sizes of trees and then used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to colour them. I also cut out various layers of snow from Recollections - Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper. Other pieces from the same paper, I just tore for a variation in the snow. I ran all of the little trees and snow through the Xyron Creative Station which made it much easier to put the scene together. Lastly, I popped up the image and sentiment with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape.

    Card Recipe:

    Stamp: Woodland Santa - R098 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

    Sentiment: O Christmas Tree - GLL002 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

    Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Gathered Twigs, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Forest Moss, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Pine Needles and Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Peeled Paint

    Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Northern Lights - 6" x 6" (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Recollections - Christmas Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper - 8.5 x 11", Crafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock - Green

    Die Cuts: Lawn Cuts - Simple Stitched Hillside Borders - Lawn Fawn, Lawn Fawn - Stitched Hillside Borders, Die-namics - Exclusive Designs for "My Favourite Things" - Stitched Rec Scallop Frame - MFT-860, Your Next Die - Skating Rink Scene Die Set, Elizabeth Craft Designs - 1691 - Village Edges

    Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

    Image coloured with Copic Markers:

    Skin: E000, E00, E04, E21, E11, R22, R20

    Hair and Beard: W3, W2, W1, W0

    Hat and Pants: R59, R37, R35, Stickles - Icicle

    Shirt: YG17, R27, BG99, R17

    Boots and Mitts: C10, C9, C7, C5

    Wood for Axe and Tree Trunk: E29, E25, E21

    Axe: C5, C3, C1

    Tree: G99, YG67, YG17, G21

    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, October 15, 2019

    Penguin Block!

    Happy Tuesday!
    Penguins always makes me smile as they remind me of my Grandma! She just loved Penguins and had quite a collection. I have a few of hers and whenever I see them they bring back such warm memories. Meet "Penguin Block" from High Hopes Stamps!
    I tried to colour my "Penguin Block" to match the papers from the Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 collection. Lots of paper layers to create my design today. I added some Crystal Stickles to the Penguin's hats and the candy cane. A fun die cut layered snowflake and some enamel dots finish off my card.
    On the decorated inside I used the New Sentiment from the High hopes "Christmas 2019" release called "Cozy Season".
    Copics Used:
    T01, T1, T5, T6, T8
    R01,R22, R24, R27, R29
    YR04, YR07, YR09
    BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG72, BG75, BG78

    Make sure you head on over to the High Hopes Blog and the High Hopes Facebook page to see what the Design Team has created to inspire you!
    Happy Stamping!

    Monday, October 14, 2019

    Snowy's Friends

    Howdy - MichelleO here and this week for High Hopes Stamps we have "Snowy's Friends"  Such an adorable winter image that makes me smile.

     Aren't those happy smiles? Good Tines are better when they are shared! - perfect sentiment from High Hopes Stamps for this card! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then used DCWV papers in blue shades for this one. I created faux mats around the image and sentiment by using a Copic around the edge.

    For a little added embellishment I made three oval dots with Nuvo White.

    Copic colors used -

    Love how warm and fun this image is from High Hopes Stamps. There are so many to color and play with!! So many subjects! To see them all at the High Hopes Stamps Website HERE -

    I know you will find lots to make you smile that you will want to craft with!