Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Create Sunshine!!!

 It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using Goat Your Back - TT137 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Somedays - GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. This momma goat and her babes are out enjoying the warmer weather. Spring is finally here! We just planted our flowers this past weekend, or I should say, I helped pick them out and my husband actually did the planting. He has a green thumb. I definitely don't. LOL!

To make my card this week, I started with a base of 6" x 6" using AC White Cardstock. I cut Bo Bunny - Sweet Moments Divine paper to be the same size as the base card and then inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olive. I attached this directly to the base using double-sided tape. Using Doodlebug Design Inc. - Spring Solid Assortment paper, I die cut the yellow rectangle, large green rectangle and small green rectangle using My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers. The edges were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olive and Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber. The same dies were also used to die cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card for the main image. Gina Marie Designs - Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles were used to die cut Recollections - Petite Floral paper. The edges of this die cut were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Scattered Straw.

I stamped my image using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card die cut. I coloured in the image and background using Copic markers. The sentiment was stamped onto white cardstock using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. I used my small cutter to cut around the sentiment and inked it with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Crushed Olive. I die cut the sun and clouds using Copic Marker X-Press It Blending cardstock and Nellie's Choice - Nature Scene Dies - NSD002 - Sky. I coloured these with Copic markers. I added 3M VHB - 2 sided tape to the back of 1 cloud and the sun and attached them to the main image. The other cloud was attached using glue and tucked under the sun.

The card was now ready to assemble. I attached the large green rectangle to the patterned paper base with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. The main image and yellow rectangle were attached to the large scalloped rectangle using glue. Then the scalloped rectangle was attached to the large green rectangle with 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. I attached the sentiment to the smaller green rectangle and popped it up using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. To finish off the card I used a few pop dots and some yellow flowers.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Goat Your Back - TT137 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Somedays - GG024 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Crushed Olive, Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections - Petite Floral - 12 x 12" (30.4 x 30.4 cm), Doodlebug Design Inc. - Spring Solid Assortment (12" x 12"), Bo Bunny - Sweet Moments Divine - 12 x 12 in., AC Cardstock - White

Die Cuts: Gina Marie Designs - Nested Scalloped Stitched Rectangles, My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Dies, My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers, Nellie's Choice - Nature Scene Dies - NSD002 - Sky

Tools \ Miscellaneous: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Dodz Small - Adhesive Dots, Flowers, Pop-dots

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Goats: E53, E51, E50, E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, C5, C3, C1, C0, C00, R30, R27, R20, R14, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y08, Colorless Blender, (Eyes and Nose - Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG03, YG01

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

Clouds: B60, C00, Colorless Blender

Sun: Y19, Y18, Y17

Check out some other fun new stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Furry and Friends Release

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Curious Kitty!

I'm sharing this cutie today called "Curious Kitty" from High Hopes Stamps. I have never had a cat but this reminds me of my fur baby Stella. Today she sat staring at a bumble bee on my flowering bush and then when it went to fly away she jumped and nearly caught it in her mouth. Now it was a game of chase between the bee and Stella around the yard. I'm sure the bee was saying "catch me if you can" LOL.
I decided to use papers from the Echo Park "I Love My Cat"6x6 collection. After stamping and colouring my image with my Copic Markers, I cut it out using a hexagon stitched die. My sentiment is also from HH and is called "From Meow To You". I inked all the paper edges and wooden embellishment with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.
Copics Used:
E08, E09, E97
YG01, YG03, Y08
R01, R02, R22
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Hope you are feeling whale.....

It's always good to have a few get well cards in your stash.  For today's card I picked the adorable Spoutin' Off with the Feeling Whale sentiment.  I get a kick out of sentiments that are a pun on words.

I designed today's CAS card with some bolder paper from Kaisercraft called "Summer Splash".  This is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card.  I used a bit of the leftover patterned paper on the inside.

Copic colors just in case you need them....

Whale - W3, W1, W0

Water - B000, B0000

Cheek - R02, R01, R00 with 0 Blender

Other tidbits....Satin Ribbon, Self Adhesive Enamel Dots, Misc Aqua Green & Navy cardstock, Kaisercraft Summer Splash 6 x 6 Pad

Thanks for popping by today!


Dads Catch

 Howdy - MichelleO here today for High Hopes Stamps. If you need a "guy" card for that special man in your life this one is a cutie! Especially if your guy likes to fish! This image from High Hopes Stamps is called "Dads Catch" and he just makes me grin. So proud with his little fish! 

I colored him with my Copics, cut him out with a circle Spellbinders Nestie and then added Nuvo Glitter to the water and the fish. Guy card or not they needed to sparkle! I found some papers from My Mind's Eye Paris & Co. Collection. Liked the dots and colors with my fisherman. I sewed down the layers with a large zig zag stitch and straight stitch for the band across the bottom. 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes "World's Greatest Fisherman" .... so perfect!! Love how this one turned out. Manly and cute! 

Copic colors used - 

For so many great images for you to have fun coloring up make sure to visit the High Hopes Stamps Web store HERE - You will get lost in all the fabulous things to play with and add so much happiness to your projects! 

Thanks so much! 

Sunday, May 9, 2021

A dreamy birthday wish....

 Happy Mother's Day to all the Mommy's out there!!!

I decided today was the perfect day for a little me time in my craft room.  I colored Dreamy Willa such a long time ago & had her sitting on my craft desk with the patterned paper all ready.  I chose a paper pad from Basic Grey called Marjorie that I have been hoarding for a really long time.  Since you can't get Basic Grey anymore I am super cautious about what I use it for.  But Dreamy Willa was the perfect image for this paper.  I always need birthday cards so I paired Willa with this Happy Birthday sentiment.

 These are the Copic Colors just in case you need them.....

Warm Grey - W5, W3, W1, W0

Ears & Hands - E04, R20, R11

Grass - G46, G43, G40

Stars & Moon - Y17, Y15, Y13

Eyes - B00, E02

Ladybug - R17 & 110

Other tidbits I used....Cardstock is Bazzil Granny Smith & Zinc, Spellbinders Deckled Rectangles, We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Fancy Floss, Self Adhesive Enamel Dots

Thanks for popping by today!!



Life Without Dogs...

Good morning HHS friends and welcome.
Today I am very excited to be sharing this super adorable image from High Hopes Stamps new release called "Furry & Friends!

I using "Puppy Pals" and the sentiment is "Life Without Dogs" both images from High Hopes Stamps

To start my card I stamped the image with black ink and colored with my Prisma colors pencils. I smooth my coloring using a blending pen and added lines with gelly white roll pen. The pattern paper is "Happy Hooray" from Pebbles. I keep my embellishments to the minimum today using just some gold cardstock and Nuvo crystal drops called dandelion yellow. To finish my card I stamped my sentiment and layered over a piece of gold cardstock. Hope you have enjoy my card today & I wish you all a wonderful Mother's Day!

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


Friday, May 7, 2021

Don't Get Your Feathers Ruffled..........

Welcome Everyone;

A new month is here and High Hopes Stamps has a re-release called "Furry & Friends".  They are all absolutely adorable.

For today's card I have used the adorable Waddles.  Yes, she does seem to be shepherding her babies across the grass, and one is dawdling and I guess she is telling them not to get their feathers ruffled; who knows.

After stamping the image on some copic friendly paper, I coloured it with copic markers and then cut it out with a rectangle die.  Some ribbon and Jewel Dots from YNS finished off this CAS card.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Waddles (TT138), Feathers Ruffled (GG028)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Riverbank Revels (Timcraft)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Ducks:  Y11 - Pale Yellow, Y13 - Lemon Yellow, Y15 - Cadmium Yellow, YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR04 - Chrome Orange
    • Grass & Leaves:  YG11 - Mignonette, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG17 - Grass Green
    • Cattails:  E23 - Hazelnut, E25 - Caribe Cocoa, E27 - Africano
    • Butterfly:  YR20 - Yellowish Shade, YR18 - Sanguine, YR16 - Apricot
    • Other:  BG0000 - Snow Green
  • Die:  Lacey Rectangle - Gina Marie Designs
  • Miscellaneous:  Ribbon, Jewel Dots - YNS

Do take some time with a favourite beverage and browse the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps that are available.  For some inspiration, hop on over to the High Hopes Stamps Blog and see what the HH Divas have been up to. We do post daily. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,