Thursday, July 19, 2018

Home For Christmas

One of my parents' favourite things about Christmas is to have their "kids" come home. My Mom is famous for having at least one of each of our favourite foods or snacks available at some point throughout the day. Now, add to that the grand children and let me tell you the variety of food and treats is crazy! but we all love being together. 
My card this week is based on this very thing - going/coming home for Christmas. 

The "pieces" for this card took some time to create. The stamps were coloured and fussy cut and then set aside. I paper pieced the hat and scarf on the "Momma" bird just for fun and added glitter drops to her hat.
Next, I cut out an oval and die cut quite a few branch pieces. I cut the branch pieces apart and laid them out on the oval die to from my nest. I trimmed the oval down to about a quarter of the size to form my base. Next I cut my tree branches and added a light touch of snow to them as well as a few of the branches on the nest. 
The sentiment was masked off with post it notes and stamped in stages. It took about 4 tries and a whole lot of patience to get it stamped the way I wanted it. Love my Misti is all I can say! 
Some ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: BluebirdyLanding Birdie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - All Hearts - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Classic Christmas - Simple Stories, Holly Jolly - MME
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Moonstone Spectrum Sparkle pen, Fresh Snowfall Nuvo glitter drops, Christmas branch die set- Whimsy Stamps, Mini Holiday greens die - Sizzix, Galena ribbon, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT2 GB5 CT4

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Christmas Cats Block - Meowy Christmas!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and it is Christmas in July at High Hopes!  I pulled out some kitties to play with!

This is Christmas Cats Block

Love these cats - they are just fun for those people in your life that have a bit of furry nature in them... yeah you guys know who you are! I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with the puuuuurrrrfect High Hopes Christmas message "Meowy Christmas!"

I matted the image with a Spellbinders Die. And then I colored the leaves in the die with a copic just so they would pop a bit more.

My Copic colors used -

Loving digging through my High Hopes Stamps Christmas stamps and coloring up some favorites. Have you surfed through all the fabulous High Hopes Stamps in their Christmas images? Oh my I guarantee you will find more than one you will want to use on this years holiday cards! Pop over to the High Hopes Christmas stamps HERE

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Christmas Joy!

Hi HH Fans!
It's Christmas in July over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs and I thought this adorable Snowman called "Christmas Joy Snowy"was perfect for this theme!
It's been fun to pull out my Christmas papers and these papers are from the Echo Park I Love Christmas 6x6 collection. I added the "Think Snow" sentiment which is perfect to remember on these hot summer days! I love the Stampendous Spoonful of Snow added under Snowy. You sprinkle it on and heat from underneath to melt it. It's just so pretty in person!
Here's the decorated inside with the HH sentiment called "Work of Art".
Copics Used:
N5, N6, N8, C1, B0000, B000
R35, R37, R39, YG63, YG67
Y23, Y26, YR07, YR09
E41, E42, E43

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pillow Pocket Candy Cane Pouches!

Hi friends,
welcome back to another High Hopes Stamps Monday post!

I really enjoyed making these Pillow Pouches this weekend. They're so easy to created, these are perfect for hanging on the tree or giving away as teacher gifts.

For today I'm using "Winter Evergreen" from High Hopes Stamps 
 I stamped image with memento black ink and colored with alcohol markers. 
My favorite part -fussy cut it leaving a small white border. 

Supplies Lists; Brown Cardstock, glitter cardstock
 Specialty Sweet Shop-Designer Series Paper
Sizzix thinlits #660660 and MFT scallop oval dies
white pen, green & brown thread, mini silver bells, green clothes pin,
 white ribbon, red rhinestones and frosted lace stickles.
 Copic List; YG95 YG97 and E23

-Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!
Have a BLESS day.
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Sunday, July 15, 2018


Happy Sunday!!

I wanted to colour on Kraft for a while. I love the way the colors pop on the kraft background! 
For this card I used Motorin' By Santa.  

This layout is perfect for using up some scraps! And a little doiley for fun! In the corner is a 'from Santa' stamp. 
Colors used: Faber Castell pencils

If you like the motor in this stamp, we also have a brand new release with lots of cars! Check it out HERE!
Have a great Sunday!! 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

All hearts -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hello High Hopes fans. Happy Happy Saturday!!!!! :) 
Today I'm creating with …
 My image is coloured with Copic markers.  Added a wreath with die cut poinsettia, gumdrops, white acrylic paint and the sweetest sentiment "all hearts" which is 
perfect for Christmas!
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Merry Christmas

Welcome HH Fans;

I really like it when a stamp can be used in more than one way.  For today's post, I have not just one card, but two using the Three Pane Christmas  stamp from High Hopes Stamps.  Polar White Flower Soft was added to Santa's hat.

The first card is a CAS layout.  After the image was stamped, I coloured it with Copic Markers.

The second card, is a completely different layout. I ran the Holiday Magic Embossing Folder through my die cutting machine before adding silver foil using the GoPress Machine.  It was cut at an angle and a piece was added to the top and bottom.  The bottom half doesn't show up well in the photo.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Three Pane Christmas, Merry Christmas (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - A Perfect Christmas (Echo Park); Christmas Time (Carta Bella)
  • Copic Markers:  T0 Toner Gray No. 0, T6 Toner Gray No. 6, T7 - Toner Gray No. 7, T8 - Toner Gray No. 8, C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, R46 - Strong Red, R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red, R20 - Blush, E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 -Skin White, E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand, Y28 - Lionet Gold, E49 - Dark Bark, G46 - Mistle
  • Flower Soft:  Polar White
  • Embossing Folder:  Holiday Magic (Spellbinders)
  • Heat Activated Foil - Silver
  • YNS Gumdrops -- Holly Jolly Sparkle
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