Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Julie's Smile

Today I am bringing to you another New Release from High Hopes called Julie's Smile!  Isn't the fairy collection just adorable!  I also used the image Julie's Butterfly for the Butterfly Strip down the left side of the card

I made this card for a very special family!  Many of you know that my husband recently became ill.  My daughter wanted to do something special for her dad and since we are a softball family, she approached a parent on the team who has some seats to the Blue Jay's games!  Well they offered her a pair of tickets for a game against the NY Yankees!  So my daughter took my husband out for a bonding night to the game on May 4th!!

The Copic Markers that I used for this project are;

Skin E21, E11, E51, E04

Hair E30, YR31, E33, E35

    R22, R24, R27
    BG32, BG15, BG09
    W9, W7, W5
Eyes BG49, BG45, B00
Background YR00, YR000, YR0000
    Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass

The paper that I used for this project was all in my stash!  I just used some plain paper (unpatterned).  The additional embellishments were from Make It Crafty for the Scripty Thank You and the Butterfly and Dragon Fly on the actual card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

High Hopes - May Challenge - Anything Goes
Join Us! - It runs through 7pm EST Thursday, May 31st.

I hope you join me again next week when I have a new release to share with you!  I can't wait!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Gabriel's A Fisherman - Lacey

Hello High Hopes Fans!!
Today I am sharing a card using Gabriel's a Fisherman and Sentiment from Sentiment Set #1 from the latest release. Isn't he adorable?!
I used some old October Afternoon papers from my stash.

The image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os...
Twinkling H2Os used:
Natural Linen, Dreamsicle, Buttercup, Nutmeg, Playful Peony, Hot Cinnamon, Olive Vine, Sweet Alfalfa, Azurite, Hunter Grey, and Bashful Blue

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy stamping!

If you are looking for our May Challenge, click here.
The challenge runs through 7pm EST May 31st.

Julie's Moment, Julie's Butterfly

                              Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

Today I am sharing Julie's MomentJulie's Butterfly and a sentiment from the Sentiment #2 set from the Fairies and Adventurers new release. 

This release has so many fun fairies, sentiments and "extras" it has been fun to try to find ways to combine so many different elements! 


My images are stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I pre stamped the butterfly antenna's and tail on the edge of my circle. I stamped the butterfly twice, coloured and then fussy cut the body & wings and glued them to the "base" I had stamped. The second set of wings were fussy cut, glued at the body and popped up with a few pop dots. 
I added dots around the circle edge with a black Zig Memory System pen. 

Spectrum Noir & Copic Marker List

Dress & Boot : RV11 RV32 RV34
Bird, Hearts, Wing Dots: LG1 LG2 LG4
Wings: CT1 CT2 CT3
Hair: EB3 EB6 EB7
Skin: FS2 FS3 TN2 1G1
Lips: FS8
Mouth: PP2
Eyes: IB2
Butterfly: EB3 EB6 1B1 1B2 RV11 RV32 RV34 LG1 LG2 LG3

Don't forget to pop by the High Hopes website to see the full release

I hope you have enjoyed my post today. Thanks for stopping by!

Don't forget to come play our Monthly Challenge HERE

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Wednesday May 13th, Julie's Flight - Natalie

 Hi there, today I will be sharing Julie's Flight from High Hopes.  I've coloured her with Copics and have her displayed on a center step card. This sentiment is also from the new release "sentiment set 1". Julie's butterfly was double stamped and put together with pop dots for a dimensional look.
I created handmade flowers and have a little video to share showing how they are made.

Please visit my blog for further details on how this design was created.
Copic markers #'s BG93, BG96,BG99, WI, C1, C3, C5, C7, Y21, Y26, Y28, 0, E21, E11, E31, E33, E35, E50, RV10, RV11, RV13, RV21
Wishing you a great Wednesday!
Happy Crafting :)
Did you see the new challenge?
The May Challenge can be found here.
It runs through 7pm EST Sunday, May 31st.
If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Julie's Wish - Make A Wish!

Hello - MichelleO here and today I have a card with another one of the new release images. These Fairy images are so fun to color and make cards with!

This is Julie's Wish

 Pretty little Fairy isn't she? She pairs up with the sentiment Make a Wish from the Sentiment Set #1

My papers are from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection - nice colors - I colored Julie's Wish to match with my Copics, colors below, then I added stickles for the sparkle that all fairies have to have.

She is cut out with a Nestie - then all the layers are sewed down.

The colors of Copics used -

So many fun images this release! It is a great new release - you can see all the new release here -

 Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gabriel's A Border!

Another new release image!

Oh my goodness, this new release is so exciting! Last week we did "sneak peeks" but now all the images are live in the High Hopes Stamps online store! I am loving all of the stamps aren't you? Today I am sharing with you "Gabriel's A Border". I just love this guy and you can see the pure happiness on his face from his smile!

One of my favourite Winter colour schemes is blue and brown so I knew I had to make this card using Bo Bunny's Powder Mountain collection! It's an older collection but perfect for this card. I coloured Gabriel with my Copic Sketch markers in colours to coordinate with the design papers. 

On the inside I used a stamp from the Sentiment Set #1 (U500) and embossed the inked image with clear embossing powder.

Copics used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Blue items: B91, B93, B95, B97
Grey items: C1, C3, C5
Beige items: E30, E31, E33
Air swooshes: B000

I used these ticket stubs from my stash and added a triple looped bow to them. I also added some small flower sequins to the image to look like snowflakes.

You can find our May Anything Goes Challenge here! All you need to do is make project using High Hopes Stamps. If you don't have a HH stamp feel free to use our free digi!

Hope to see you next week!



Dreams come True

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I am using one of the new images from the Fairies & Adventurers release for my card today.

This is Julie's Touch.

I used my new Copic Markers to color this image.
I created the clouds by sponging Adirondack Aqua dye ink using a scallop edge oval panel as a mask.

The sentiment is from the new Sentiment Set #2.
I stamped it with Memento Bahama Blue Dyi ink.
The flower dies are Sizzix.
The white centers are Recollection from Michael's
The paper is Pebbles Family Ties Paper Pack.

The new release is...
NOW Available!!

Now it's your turn!
The challenge runs through 7pm EST Sunday, May 31st

Enter your project to the linky below.
If you do not have a blog, you can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky blow. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.

Happy stamping!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Julie's Dream - Lynne

Happy Monday High Hopes fans!   

This cutie is Julie's Dream, she's an absolute delight to colour!  I've used my Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils, and added some clear gloss and glitter to the little pink hearts.
Thanks for visiting High Hopes today .... feel free to pop over to my blog too!

Join in our 'Anything High Hopes Goes' May challenge here ... the random winner gets to choose 2 stamps of their choice :)  There's a free digi at the top of the page if you don't have any High Hopes stamps yet!  

We have a new Facebook Page

Gabriel's A Fisherman

Hello High Hopes Fans

Did you see the new challenge?
The  May Challenge can be found here. 
It runs through  7pm EST Sunday, May 31th. 


Happy Monday High Hopes Friends, 

Today I'm sharing one of the new images from"Fairies & Adventurers"

This awesome guy is "Gabriel's A Fisherman" & "Sentiment #1" one of the new released stamp.

I have so much fun creating this boy card!

I stamped my image with "Memento Tuxedo Black" them I colored with my Copic Markers.
I fussy cut my image leaving some white border around. 
Boy Skin E000, E00, R20, V000
Hair E23, E25, E29
Shirt R24, R27, R29
Pants B93, B95, 0
Shoes C3, C5, C9 & W1, W3, W5, 0
Fish BG10, B02, B05
Fishing Pole C1, C3, C5

Here is the inside!

Who wouldn't want to get this awesome card in the mail!

For more details about my card visit my blog at

Be sure to play along with us this month's challenge: Anything Goes!
                  There is a FREE DIGITAL stamp if you don't have any High Hopes Stamps yet!                      
     Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fox on the beach

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

Here is Alex.

Today i show you, that a Fox need time on the beach too. *LOL* 

Only two stamps are on this card:

For the white in the fox , i had used "Stickles Frosted Lace " and for the towel, i had made paper piecing. 
Colored is with Watercolor pens and chalk.

If you are looking for the May Challenge, you can find it here

The challenge runs through 7pm EST May 31st. 
Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy stamping!

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Challenge #255: Anything Goes

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Before we get to the challenge, just a reminder that the new release is 
NOW Available!!

Thank you for entering the April Challenge!

The random winner is:
Congratulations, Jose! Please email me at with your mailing address and choice of 2 Free High Hopes Stamps and if you would like to be our guest for our June Challenge (June 1st)

Here is her card using Medicine ManBubbling Brew, and Doctor is in sentiment...

We are back with our May Challenge

***Please note that our challenges will now run for the Month - 
ending on the last day of the month**

The challenge theme is:
Anything High Hopes Goes

Remember, you MUST use a High Hopes Stamp 
to enter the challenge.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

If you don't have a High Hopes Stamp, you are welcome to use our FREE DIGI!!
You can find the Digi under the tab at the top of the blog.
No, we are not selling Digital Stamps now. We are just providing this one design so you can play along with the challenges!!

At the end of the month, one participant will win 2 Free High Hopes stamps.

You can enter the monthly challenges up to 3 times per month.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada
High Hopes Website

using Julie's Moment

using Gabriel's A Hockey Player

Now it's your turn!
The challenge runs through 7pm EST Sunday, May 31st

Enter your project to the linky below.
If you do not have a blog, you can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky blow. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.

Happy stamping!