Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Herbie's Heifer - Friends for Heifer!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I have been pulling out some of my favorites from my High Hopes Stamps collection. I love lots of High Hopes stamps... but the farm stamps are especially close to me!

How adorable is - "Herbie's Heifer"

Now normally I go red and blue or primary colors with these farm stamps. And then I found this great cow pattern paper from Paper Studio and then more country feeling papers from Paper Studio in blacks and greys and decided to go for it. Now I think I like it.. maybe?

I colored with my Copics (colors below) cut all my pattern papers and sewed them all together. The perfect sentiment is High Hopes Stamps "Friends for Heifer!" With three dots of Viva Decor Black pearl pen to finish it off. Love these country farm stamps!

Copic colors used -

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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

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Teacher Appreciation Card

Good Morning, High Hopes fans!
For today's post I have a "Teacher Card" 

My daughter's Elementary School is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week!
I was so delighted to used this stamp to thanks one of the teachers.
For such a great job she have done with my child.

The stamps, I am using today are  "Apple"  and "For My Teacher"  from High Hopes Stamps.
I stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with alcohol markers. The DSP is from AUTHENTIQUE "Latest & Greatest" 6X6 paper pad. I used a rectangle die to cut it out. 

For embellishment a used Prisma paper flowers, Rhinestone, Glossy Accent, White Pen, Diamond Stickles, Scallop Ribbon and Satin Ribbon.
Copic List: V000, E00 E11, E33, E37, E57, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, YG03 YG11, 
Y11, Y13, Y15, BG10, BG13, BG15, R20, R27, R29, R59

Here is the inside!
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Happy birthday to ye!

Happy Sunday!!

Still a great sunny day over here in the Netherlands! Best to hurry writing this post, so I can enjoy the sun, for there is a thunderstorm forecast for tomorrow.. brrrr...

Today I have a simple (but stunning ;)  ) card to show..
There is "Apple" on the right and a pirates 'Happy Birthday" on the left.. I just knew these 2 could play along just fine, hahaha!

Supplies used:
Stamps: Apple and Happy Birthday sentiment
Colouring: Copics nrs BG75 BG18 G82 G40 YG23 B000 E53 E51 E57 E47 R83 T3 Y17 Y15
Paper: Bazzill white and teal
Dessinpapers: Studio Light

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Yay!! -- High Hopes Stamps!!

Good morning!
Happy Saturday

I'm back with a little Hedgie  love. Today's
creation is.made with.

The image is coloured with Copic.Markers
A die cut banner flag, pinking shear frame 
and a sweet sentiment to complete 
the scene
Thanks for peeking !
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Friday, May 26, 2017

Hello Sunshine

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Time for my Friday High Hopes post.

I have been in such a bright, summery mood this week!

Today's card sums up the perfect weather we have been having in California.

The image is called Fragrant Blooms.

This is a large 6' x 6" card that I made for one of my co-workers.

I colored the image with Prisma pencils and blended with Gamsol and blending stumps.

Colors used: Mulberry, Burnt Ochre, Peach, Sunburst, Apple Green Aquamarine, orange, grass green

The sentiment is Hello Sunshine.

The patterned paper is Doodlebug Designs Sunkissed paper pack.

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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

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ella & Chi Chi - Happy Thoughts

Howdy, MichelleO here today and I am showing off another one of High Hopes Stamps Darling Divas. This is Ella & Chi Chi -

I colored with my Copics (colors below) I cut out Ella & Chi Chi with a small border around them. For my base I used a Kraft Card Stock then found papers from Paper Studio's Blue Barn collection. I sewed all they layers together and then added three Enamel Dots for a little embellishment. For my sentiment I used the fun High Hopes Stamps "Happy Thoughts" Great sentiment for so many cards.

Copic colors used -

These Darling Divas are so much fun to color and use! To see them all click HERE

Thanks so much!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


I'm popping in today to share another one of the adorable "Darling Divas" stamps that were just released the first of May! Meet "AnnaLee" and her cute little kitty! I am loving how fun and whimsical these girls are in this release! And don't even gutted me started on their hair.....pure cuteness LOL!
I thought the kitten paper from the Crate Paper Cute Girl" 6x6 collection matched AnnaLee perfectly! The "Hugs & Kisses"sentiment on the front is also from High Hopes Stamps. I coloured her with my Copic Markers and added white polka dots with my gel pen to her dress and bow for a fun touch! The stripes on her sleeves and legs have some Crystal Stickles added for a touch of bling!
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E31, R20, RV17 (lips)
Hair: Y21, YR23, YR24, YR27, E13
Dress: BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78
Stripes: RV13, RV14
Stool: E44, E47, E49
Kitty: T1, T3, T5

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