Monday, May 27, 2024

Time to open the Vault!

 Happy Monday HH fans!

I wanted to wish all our American friends a Happy Memorial Day!  My husband & I have family & friends in the US and we are sending best wishes for a wonderful day to all!

Today I'm opening the HH Vault to re-release an image by Dina Gerner called Growing Friends Friends.  I love this precious image.  It reminds me that you can make a new friend when you least expect it.  I paired this image with our sentiment called Pawsing.

I've been a member of Splitcoaststampers for many many years.  But I haven't played a long in their weekly sketch challenges for a long time.  This week I decided now was the time.  I enjoy seeing all the different ideas that they come up with for these challenges.  As well I love to look at what other members post.  Membership to Splitcoaststampers is FREE.  Just pop over & sign up and check out all the amazing tutorials & inspiration from a huge group of talented crafters.

For this card I'm using a sketch from a couple of Wednesday's ago, this one is Sketch SC1008.

Copic Combos
Rock - W6, W4, W2
Pink - R85, R83, R81
Pants - Y28, Y26, Y23
Hair - E44, E43, E40, YR31, YR30
Hedgehog - E25, E23, E21
Hedgehog Skin  - E000, E00, E01, E13, E04, R02
Flowers - BG57, BG53, BG23
Bow - R85, R83, R81
Grass & Leaves - YG17, YG13, YG11
Shading - B00, B000, B0000

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Meet Gavin the Givin' Dragon!

 Happy Saturday HH fans!

I'm getting a late start to my Saturday morning today.  I'm feeling a little lazy today but that's okay it's Saturday, right!

Today I have a 2 card post for you using our adorable image called Gavin the Givin' Dragon.  Lately I have wanted to create 2 cards with some images - one for a boy & one for a girl.  It sure does save me time to make them both at once & it really helps my stash too.

This pic shows them both together.  To me they look totally different even though they are the same image.  I left off the ribbon on the boy's card but couldn't help adding a few enamel dots.  I used the Happy Birthday Script for the gals card (one of my FAV Happy Birthday sentiments) & I used part of the Swinging Birthday sentiment for the boy's card.  I got the idea to use parts of sentiments from my friend Donna...she is a master at that.  It really is a great idea to make more out of your sentiment collection.

It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of purple...actually it's my favourite colour.  I really loved it paired with the orange.

Copic Combos
Purple - V17, V15, V12
Blue - B39, B37, B34
Green - G16, G14, G12
Orange/Yellow - Y38, Y35, Y32
Grounding - C7, C5, C3, C1

Next up is my boy's version.  So I used some dinosaur paper on this one, I didn't have any dragon paper.  But can you really notice the difference?  I suppose you can but I liked it anyway.
Copic Combos
Blue - B06, B05, B04, B02
Shading on Top of Blue - T4, T3
Presents - E09, E08, E07
Shading on Top of Presents - T4, T2
Bows - B02, B01, B00
Toes, Finger Nails & Spikes - E17, E15, E13
Grounding - T4, T3, T2, T1

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Friday, May 24, 2024

World's Best

I am blessed to have both my Dad and my Father In Law in my life so with Father's Day just around the corner I have been working on cards for them. My Dad used to go golfing quite often so I decided that the Golf Bag stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps was perfect for his Father's Day card. 

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured the bag with Copic sketch markers and hand fussy cut it. Next, I cut an oval out of white card stock using a die and added some big puffy clouds with a cloud die and some ink. I cut some grass using a die and added it to the bottom of the oval. It left a funny space under the grass so I cut off the bottom of the oval. Next, I cut a flag using a die from Quickutz, shortened the pole and glued it together. I shortened the pole because I wanted it to look like it was off in the distance a bit. 

I cut a second oval out of matching card stock, off set it slightly and cut the bottom off to match my scene. Some twine, two sentiments and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe

Stamp - Golf Bag - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Play Golf, World's Best Father - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Playful Pastels - Honey Bee Stamps

Hammermill digital cover stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, twine, cloud die - Quickutz, grass die - Dress My Craft, oval die, enamel dots, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue inks - Stampin' Up

Copic List

Bag - E41 E42 E57
Clubs - C0 C1 C2 C4 C5 YG61 YG63 YG67
Water - B0000 B00 B01 B04
Hummingbird - BG11 BG32 BG13 BG18 R24 R89

Thanks for popping by! Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Some garden sweetness!

 Happy Wednesday HH fans!

Well we have made it to the middle of the work week, yeah!  Today I'm featuring our beautiful imaged called Country Garden.  I absolutely love the large flowers in the this image.  There are just so many colours I can imagine using for the flowers.

I picked some pretty bold for me background paper because I was in love with all the fabulous colours is has.  

I turned this cutie into a Thank You card because my stash is super low.

Copic Combos
Brown - E27, E25, E23
Green Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG13
Green Grass - G46, G43, G40
Yellow - Y08, Y06, Y04
Pink - R89, R85, R83, R81
Purple - V17, V15, V12
Warm Gray - W7, W5, W3
Shading - B00, B000, B0000

Stamps - Country Garden T005 & Thank You F103

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Monday, May 20, 2024

A little birdie told me!

 Happy Monday HH fans!

Happy Victoria Day to all our Canadian fans!  Hope you get to celebrate tonight with some fireworks!

Today I'm here to share our sweet image called Bird Watch....isn't this little bear the cutest?!  

I'm on a roll getting birthday cards back into my stash, you can just never have enough.  I wanted something bright & cheerful. I picked some patterned paper with a bunch of tiny little flowers on it & a matching paper that looks like waves.

Copic Combos
Grass - YG67, YG17, YG13
Ears - R02, R01
Nose - T7, T4, T2
Bear - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Bird - B02, B01, B00
Bird Feet - W5, W3, W1
Bird Beak - YR65, YR61
Water - BG01, BG000, BG0000
Bird Bath - N6, N4, N3, N1, N0

Thanks so much for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Let's Go Fishing!

 Happy Saturday HH Fans!

It's the long weekend here in Ontario & I'm soooo happy for the extra day of rest.  Well it won't actually be a weekend of rest because it's also the weekend we can start planting our gardens.  I'm truly hoping we are all done with the risk of frost here.  

Today I'm poppin' in to share our super cute image called Anthony James.  I just love this guy!  I can never have too many masculine cards in my stash.  I coloured Anthony up using very nature oriented colours.  I'm off to visit my son in the Yukon next month & we will 100% be going fishing.  Not too sure why he takes me fishing because I cause him so much work.  I don't bait my line nor do I take the fish off the hook.  Thinking of my pending trip inspired my colour choices.  I chose the sentiment Dropping A Line, I thought it worked perfect with Anthony.

Copic Combos
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Shirt & Hat - YR27m YR24, YR23
Overalls & Hat - E89, E87, E84
Boots - W7, W5, W5
Boot Souls - W8, W6, W4
Hair - E27, E25, E23
Fish - G99, G94, G85, G82
Fishing Rod - C5, C3, C1, C7
Reel - C7, C5, C3
Grounding - E44, E43, E42

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Happy Bear-day!

 Happy Wednesday HH Fans!

Today I'm sharing a sweet image I have had coloured for a while now.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to use this a tag on a gift or on a card.  Well I decided to make it into a card as you can see lol.  This cutie is called Buddy's Birthday Tag.

I decided to go with a bright colour focus for this card & I did my best to match the yellow I used in the image.  I think I got pretty close.  

I have a Marvy punch that has been in my stash of rarely used punches that makes a tiny little envelope.  When I say tiny I mean tiny.  You could actually make the same thing by folding up some patterned paper to your chosen size & use an inverted corner rounder to make the little indent....or just eyeball a half circle.  I placed the Happy Bear-day sentiment to appear to pop out of the present.

I can see myself using this adorable tag for a bunch of different things just by changing out the colour combos.

Copic Combos
Bear - E59, E57, E55, R02, R01
Blue - B18, B16, B14
Yellow - Y08, Y06, Y04
Border - C4, C2, C0
Green (for shading around the bear) - G00, G0000

Stamps - Buddy's Birthday Tag S218 & Happy Bear-day F300

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!