Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Springtime Joy!

Hi HH Fans!
I always wanted as a child to catch some glow bugs in a jar but never seemed to be able to. When I saw High Hopes Stamps image called "Jenny Glow Bugs" I knew that I needed this stamp so I could relive my childhood LOL!
I decided on these cute papers from the Doodlebug "Spring Things" 6x6 collection! I though they matched Jenny perfectly! I have to admit originally I had my image stamped on a stitched rectangle background. Lets just say my attempt at some long grass didn't pan out and I had to end up fussy cutting Jenny out.  I popped her up on a lacey oval of clouds! Disaster adverted.....LOL. The "Springtime Joy" sentiment goes perfectly too ! Some Stickles, YNS enamel dots and a bow finished off my card.
Inside view with the "Sunshine And Sunflowers" sentiment!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Overalls: RV13, RV4, RV21, RV23
Top & Flower: Y32, Y35, Y38
Patches on overalls: BG11, BG13, BG23
Jar: B000, Silver Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Best Dirt

For this week's post, I gave myself a challenge. The challenge was to pick a sentiment and find a way to use it in a way that wasn't "normal". 

It is gardening season so I picked a gardening themed sentiment and went through my stash to see what stamp I had to match the theme. I had quite a few gardening type stamps but I didn't want a "typical" stamp......and then I came across "Gordon Groundhog".......

Now, growing up we often had groundhogs dig holes in our yard and every year my Dad waged war on them......I don't remember him ever winning the battle but I do wonder if one of them was as cute as Gordon if he may have backed off a bit? 
Gordon just makes me chuckle and he brings out a bit of the dry, cheeky sense of humour I've been known to have <wink> 

Gordon is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched rectangle die. The image didn't quite come to the edges of my die so I coloured some more dirt and used my Tuxedo Black Memento marker to draw the dirt line to the ends. I decided on a fairly simple layout for this card - I wanted Gordon to be the star of the show! Some patterned paper run through a polka dot embossing folder added the perfect texture. A Spade embellishment with a bit of twine and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Gordon Groundhog  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: The Best Dirt - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:  I Love Family - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMistiBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Sterling Silver Spectrum Sparkle pen, Polka Dot embossing folder - Cuttlebug, Fishtail banner die - YNS, Twine - American Crafts, garden spade - stash, Love Me Some Latte and Candy Corn gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 1G1 TN5 TN6 TN7 TB8 BT9 TB9 OR1 OR2 CR8 CT4 GB5 CG1 DG2 DG4 BT6
Copics: E31 E34 E37 B00

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. There are three chances to win click here for the details: May Challenge

If you like to play along using a sketch, this month's sketch is below.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Scrapbook Kits

High Hopes is excited to start offering our fans Scrapbook Kits.  Each 12 x 12 double page kit will come complete with a min of 1 unmounted High Hopes stamp.  

Our 1st Kit is now up for sale, with others in the works.  All kits will be very limited and in most cases will not be reproduced once sold out.  

Each Kit will also come complete with all the paper, die cuts & cardstock to stamp your image on.  Minimal cutting will be required to complete your kit.

You supply:  You supply:  Trimmer (minimal cutting required for this kit), adhesives and glue, coloring medium (markers not included)

Our first Kit is called Swaddled Baby Boy

You can find the Kit HERE

Little Missy's Smile

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

For this week's post, I would like to introduce you to an older High Hopes stamp called "Little Missy". I think she is totally adorable and would be perfect for a card for sooo many different occasions.

My card layout is based on this month's challenge sketch (below). I love using sketches when my creative brain is in hibernation - it definitely gives it a kick start! 

I started by cutting a tag out  and cardstock background with my Cricut and stamping my image. After colouring her with alcohol markers I used a white gel pen to add some fun polka dots to her dress and bow. The sentiment was cut out and a crystal was added to the dot on the "i". Some twine, a flower and glittery gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Little Missy  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Journal Card and Bracket Insert die set - YNS
Patterned Paper:  Hello Baby - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMistiWhite Gelly Roll penBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Ocean Mist Glittered Gumdrops, flower - Prima, fishtail banner die - YNS, Cyrstazzi crystal, George and Basic shapes - Cricut

Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 FS8 CT1 CT2 CT4 GB11 1G2 1G3 1G5 1G1 BT4 BT6 BT7 CG1 DG2 DG4 FS6 CR3 CR1

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. There are three chances to win click here for the details: May Challenge

If you like to play along using a sketch, this month's sketch is below.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

You Got This!

I can't believe it's Thursday again already and my turn to post some inspiration for you! 

This week I am having a hard time keeping a straight face while I was colouring and fussy cutting "Are We There Yet?". These two just make me giggle! 

Add to that, my sister in law has decided she wants a tandem bike so trying to figure out which one she would be and which one would be my brother just adds to the humour for me. 

I also chose to use the "Don't Worry" sentiment with this.......I mean, we all need a little encouragement from our friends once and awhile don't we?

I coloured these two up with alcohol markers and then started fussy cutting them. It was honestly one of those ..uh oh, what was I thinking moments but I grabbed my xacto knife and cuticle scissors and kept going - you can't take back the first cut after all! These two buddies are popped up with pop dots too. 

I had some cloud background paper made from another project so I cut it out using a stitched square die and added some cement for a sidewalk, grass and a fence to create a little scene. 
The sentiment was stamped, cut and mounted on matching cardstock. All of this fun was put on some bright, fun paper from Doodlebug and finished off with my favourite - gumdrops. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Are We There Yet?  - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Don't Worry - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:  Sunkissed - Doodlebug
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti, Stitched Square Die - YNS, Fence and Lampost die - YNS, Chunky Grass die - YNS, Baby Blue ink - Memories, Best Glue Ever - ScaPerfect, 3d Pop Dots - Forever In Time, White Sugar & Sparkle gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 TN1 EB1 EB2 TN7 TN8 EB8 TN3 TN6 TN7 PP1 PP3 1G1 1G3 CR7 CR11 DR6 BG4 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1
Copic: B02 B04

 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. There are three chances to win click here for the details: May Challenge

If you like to play along using a sketch, this month's sketch is below.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Our April Challenge Winner is.............

We are super excited to announce the winner of our April Challenge.....drum roll please.....

The winner from the April  Challenge is Wanda S. Hart with her comment made on April 14th on the High Hopes Facebook Page ("Some Bunny Loves You")

"What a beautiful colorful card.  High Hopes has some wonderful stamps too."

Wanda, please email Sue at sberkley51@gmail dot com with your choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps.