Friday, February 15, 2019

Thank you for being a friend.....

Welcome HH Fans;

There is nothing more special in life than to have the unconditional love of a true friendship from friends and family.  It is the friends that we meet along this life's path that help us with our daily journey

Kovu and Leo, from High Hopes Stamps are the best of friends traveling together and enjoying the journey.  After stamping Kovu and Leo, I coloured them with Copic Markers and used Prismacolor Pencils to add some highlights.

Inside of Card

Supplies used:
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Swinging Birthday

We had an unexpected snow event last week where I live and another that is heading towards us for Tuesday (two days ago) so my thoughts have been turning towards Spring, sun and warmth. 
Every crafter I know never has enough Birthday cards in their stash and I am no different so this week I created a CAS style, clear front card to add to my stash. 

After colouring this sweet stamp with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut her leaving a thin white line. I set her aside and cut my card base. The sentiment I used is one sentiment but I masked off the first line and stamped it using my trusty Misti. Next I placed my cloud die and ran it through my Big Kick. I cut my blue sky background and a piece of embossable window plastic and added clouds to both using an embossing folder. I cut a plain white strip of cardstock for the bottom, masked my sentiment and stamped it. 
A matching gingham ribbon and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: L'il Swinger - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Swinging Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, enamel dots - Carta Bella, ribbon - Stampin' Up!, puffy cloud border die - YNS, embossable window plastic - Judi-kins, cloud embossing folder - Darice

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT1 CT2 CT4 GY4 TN1 EB1 TB8 BT9 TB9 EB3 EB6 EB8 PP3
Copics: R20 E00 E21, E11, E31 E34 E37 

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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

American Cowthic

Howdy - MichelleO here today for  a little romance for my post. A Happy Anniversary card... guess anniversary is on my mind... tomorrow is Hubby and I's 32nd Anniversary. Wow 32 years. Really doesn't seem like that long - ok some days it does... LOL

A bit American Cowthic.. 

This image cracks me up. I mean seriously how cute and funny is this. Pure Americana with a twist of Farm Humor. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some papers from Papers Studio Lemon collection. I sewed everything together and used a kraft card stock. A Marvy punch leaves and some mulberry roses for embellishments. Then a fabulous "Happy Anniversary!" stamp from High Hopes Stamps.

Copic colors used -

Love this stamp! There are so many great fun stamps at High Hopes Stamps - I think I have narrowed it down to top 100... maybe.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

You Are Loved!

Hello HH Fans!
Valentine's Day is a two days away so I thought it was the perfect time to get this cutie out of hiding LOL! Meet "Ladybug Love" from High Hopes Stamps! She is just so stinking cute!
I created my own background using distress Oxide Inks in Candied Apple, Picked Raspberry and Worn Lipstick on some Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain paper. I added some ink splatters using Ebony Black Nuvo Drops, water and a paintbrush. I also used the Ebony Black Drops on her antenna. The "You Are Loved" sentiment on the front is also from High Hopes. A few die cut heart circles and enamel dots help to finish off my card.
On the inside I used the HH "Hugs & Hugs" Sentiment
Copics Used:
C5, C6, C8
R01, R02, R20, R22, R24
RV000, Y35, Y38, G24

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 11, 2019

Cow Hugs!

Good morning crafty friends,
I'm back with an whimsical Valentine's Day card!

I LOVE using all my images for any occasions,
 for today's card I am happy to bring this lovely image called "Cow Hugs" from

I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers. Die cut it with a stitched squared die. The pattern paper is an all collection from Pebbles "be mine" To finish my card I used glossy accent diamond stickles, button, twine, cloud die and white jelly pen.

 Copic List; female cow C1 C3 C5 C7 Y08 R11 R20 R21 R22 E51
bull W1 W3 W5 C7 R11 E51
grass YG11 YG13
flowers R27 R29 Y08 
sky BG000

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Hidden slider card

Happy Sunday!

Ever since I've seen a hidden slider card, I wanted to try it myself. It's so much fun to do!! Ok, maybe it works better if the edge isn't grassy, haha.

So for this card I've colored up these 2 cute dragons: Albert's Gift and Abigail

If you Google on 'hidden slider card' there are several tutorials for this technique, so I won't bother you with my clumpsy efforts..

Isn't Albert the cutest dragon you've ever seen? He is a bit shy, but for Valentine's day he bought his girlfriend Abigail flowers! 

To make this card, I've used:
* High Hopes Stamps: Albert's gift and Abigail
*High Hopes Stamps sentiment: Hugs & Kisses
*Bazzill Basics paper white, pink and green cardstock
*Uniquely Creative grass dies
*MFT stamps cloud stencil, Pull sentiment
*foam tape, Pergaglue, Copic Markers, Distress Oxide ink

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you got inspired to try a slider card too!
Have a great Sunday!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

Welcome HH Fans;

It is time to add some more anniversary cards to my stash, as I am low on them.  Burt and Doris from High Hopes Stamps is the perfect stamp for senior married couples.  

After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I used the Distressed Edges die from Spellbinders.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Burt & Doris, Happy Anniversary (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers
    • Skin:  E000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, R0 - Blush
    • Hair:  C1 - Cool Gray No. 1, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, E33 - Sand, E31 -Brick Beige, E30 - Bisque
    • Pants & Top: B97 - Night Blue, B95 -Light Grayish Cobalt, B93 - Light Cockery Blue, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue
    • Skirt & Top:  E95 - Flesh Pink, E93 - Tea Rose, R0000 - Pink Beryl
    • Shoies:  E39 - Leather, E37 - Sepia, E81 - Ivory
  • Spellbinders Dies:  A2 Distress Edges
  • Your Next Stamps Gumdrops
  • Flowers and ribbon from my stash 
Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Stamps blog and 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.