Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Snow Couple Block

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I got ahead on a few Christmas Gift Tags with a folding notecard. Using Snow Couple Block I colored with my Copics

I love making these little gift note cards - personal touch on a gift. And there are a few more of these great blocks to make an assortment of little cards for your Christmas packages. I colored with Copics, then added some scraps of paper in light blue and red on a white card stock base.  A little Viva Decor Glitter pen and then the High Hopes Sentiment "Think Snow"

Copic colors used -

Love the winter image at High Hopes Stamps - You can find all kinds of fun at the website store - HERE 

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Gingerbread House Heart

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Christmas is only a month away so if you haven't started your Christmas Cards yet, it's time to get started!  

Today I am sharing a card that I made with 
Gingerbread House Heart

I colored the image with Prisma Pencils (cardinal red, sky blue, apple green sienna, yellow).
Then I blended with gamsol and blending stumps.

The paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
The ribbon is Ofray.

The sentiment is Magic of Christmas.
I used Spellbinder Classic Rectangle dies.

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Hot Chocolate Season

We have had a couple blasts of winter where I live. You know....the cold biting wind and yes even lots of snow. So far it has melted away the next day but it is a reminder that winter is just around the corner.

This also means that hot chocolate and marshmallow season is already here. There is nothing like putting on a sweater and curling up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows. Bear-ly Warming Up from High Hopes has it right from what I can see.......

I decided to make Bear-ly Warming Up into a little gift package. I found a super easy to follow tutorial for this on the This Is Me Playing With Paper blog and made my single sided gift box. Then after colouring up this cutie I hand fussy cut him and added some sparkly Stickles to his mug. I made the sentiment using my computer printed it off and voila! Some ribbon and a few sparkly gumdrops finish off my gift. 
If you're looking for me....I will be curled up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate <wink>

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Bear-ly Warming Up - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Computer - Georgia Font
Patterned Paper: Bundled Up - Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, Crystal Stickles,  Ice Ice Baby Sparkly Gumdrops - YNS, chocolate treats, packages of hot chocolate and marshmallows. 

Spectrum Noir Markers:BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 DR5 DR1 DR7
Copics: E31 E34 E37
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Goliath Christmas Mouse

Howdy - MichelleO here today - How can you not love at little mouse dressed as Santa Claus? Goliath Christmas Mouse is too cute for words...

I colored with my Copics and then found a pattern paper from My Minds Eye with a border punch from Martha Stewart. Love this sweet little image.  I added Viva Decor white Pearl Pen for the beard and then Glitter pen for the hat. oh and I added some dots to the card for embellishment. The sentiment is a cute little "Small Merry Christmas Script" - perfect for your Christmas cards.  I sewed all the layers down.

Copic markers used -

This is such a great image - and there are so many image to choose from at the High Hopes Stamps web site! Click HERE to get there quick!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Snowy's Cup!

Hi High Hope Fans!
It's Tuesday so that means you can find me over on the High Hopes Blog sharing the cards I made. Today's cards feature the adorable "Snowy's Cup" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!
I love this stamp because you can stamp a sentiment on the middle of the cup! I used the "Dot warm Winter Wishes" sentiment to do just that!

On the inside I used the "Dot Snowman Melts" sentiment!

My paper is from the Doodlebug Polar Pals 6x6 collection, an oldie but still one of my favourite paper collections! I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut around my image and then popped it up with foam squares for added dimension. I struggled with this layout, I wanted to add more of something but couldn't decide what! Then my mom appeared in my ear saying "less is more" lol so I decided to just leave it like it is! Sometimes Mom is right LOL!

It's hard to see but there is Glossy accents on the nose and buttons, and Spectrum Noir Glitter pen on the purple areas and the red stripes of the candy cane.

Copics Used:
C1, C6, C8, YR04, R24, R27, R29
V12, V15, V17, B23, B26, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Handmade Thanksgiving Gifts!

Happy Thanksgiving week,
crafty friends!

Today I'm back with a couple of Teacher Thanksgiving gift ideas. My post for today features a few of my favorites High Hopes Stamps Thanksgiving stamps.

Stamps I'm using Tom's PleaChubby Pumpkins, and For My Teacher from High Hopes Stamps 

The treat box was a project I did last thanksgiving. For more details click HERE

That's all for today hope you have enjoyed today's post.
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Friday, November 17, 2017

Gingerbread Boy Banner

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

While the team has been having a blast playing with the stamps from the new release I thought it would be fun to play with an older image!

I colored the image with Prisma pencils and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.
(Cardinal Red, Grass Green, Spring Green, Pink, Sienna, sky blue, silver)

The ribbon is May Arts.
The paper is We R Memory Keepers.
The sentiment that I stamped on the banner is Dot Warm Winter Wishes.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration.
We appreciate you stopping by!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tall Country Snowman!

Hello and Welcome!
Thanks for stopping by today! I love snowmen and this "Tall Country Snowman" from High Hopes Stamps is one of my favourites! I love the country feel to him and the larger size makes a nice tall card as seen below!
I stamped my image onto Copic XPress-it paper and coloured it in with my Copic Sketch Markers. Then using a FishTail Flag die I cut him out! I decided to use papers from the Echo Park I Love Winter 6x6 collection! It's hard to see in the picture but there is Spectrum Noir Glitter pen added to the checkered parts and stars on the image.  I used the HH "Brr" sentiment on the front.
Here's the inside of my card using the HH " Work of Art" sentiment.
Copics Used:
R22, R24, R27, R29
B000, B52, B93, B95, B97
E15, E18
YR04, YR07
N4, N5, N7

Happy Stamping!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Let Us Adore Him!

Hello everyone,
Today I'm sharing a special Christmas card
I made using this adorable image from High Hopes Stamps 

The adorable image on my cad is "Let Us Adore Him"
Such a darling image from High Hopes Stamps. I Absolutely love it!

I stamped it with Black Archival ink and used once again my Prismacolor pencils. Then I cut the image out did some distress ink around and added all those wonderful embellishments from my stash. The pattern paper I'm using is from different companies.

To finish I stamped a sentiment called "Peace, Love, Joy" from HHS. Once again cut it using with a couple spellbinder circles and adhesive in the right corner of my card.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Penguin Family Fun

Happy Sunday!!

Another Golden Oldie Winter card today. For the challenge this month is Christmas/Winter Fun!
And boy, oh boy, are these cute penguins having fun!! 
This one is called Penguin Family Fun.

The background is Snowy Slopes and I've colored it with these Copics:

Dessinpapers are from Echo Park (might be my favorite brand, haha) and I've added a felt snowflake in the corner (from my stash).

Make sure you are participating in our challenge this month for a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps!! You might even want to choose these 2 for a fun Winter Card!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Peace -- High Hopes Stamps

Happy Saturday! I'm back to share a little a little card :) 
Made with High Hopes...
I coloured up the image with Copics. Fussy cut and mounted the image on pop dots. Lots of red and green in this card along with touches of gold. The sentiment is die cut and gold Stickles were also added for some glittery detail. 
Come play along in our challenge! Don't have High Hopes Stamps? Click here to get a free digital stamp to play along. 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!
Thanks for peeking!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Let's Monkey Around

Hello High Hopes Friends!

Today I am sharing one of my older High Hopes images that is perfect for any time of year.

I colored him with Prisma color pencils.
(apple green, pink, chocolate, light peach)
I got a little overly happy with the Snow!  It's Spoonful of Snow embossing elements from Stampendous.

The sentiment is from High Hopes too!

The paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby. 

I used Spellbinders dies and the ribbon is from Michael's.

That's it for now...hope you got a little inspiration from my fun card today.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 9, 2017


As I child I always wondered what it would be like to be able to fly like one of Santa's reindeer. We went to Santa's Village in Bracebridge and I was fascinated by this place - it was all things Christmas year round. 

It even had live reindeer and I always wondered if one of them worked for Santa! Our friend Rodney Reindeer is dreaming of the day he is big enough to help pull Santa's sleigh......but first he has to grow a little.....and then he has to Believe in the Magic......<wink>

I started my A2 size card by stamping Rodney Reindeer, colouring him with alchohol markers and fussy cutting him with cuticle scissors. I added him to patterned paper from an older Bo Bunny collection. The sentiment was stamped and cut out using a fish tail banner die and I stamped a santa and sleigh from another stamp set above Rodney's head. It's hard to see on the photo but the rings on his harness are coloured with a Sterling Silver Sparkle Pen. A matching holly die, ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Rodney Reindeer - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Believe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: White Out - Bo Bunny
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, brown marker, Sterling silver Spectrum Sparkle pen,  3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Cotton Candy Blue gumdrops - YNS, fishtail banner die - YNS, Christmas Branch Die - Whimsy Stamps

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 TN1 EB1 EB2 IG2 IG3 IG5 TN4 TN6 TN7 
 I hope you will ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Christmas/Winter Fun challenge! 
We can't wait to see what you create! Click here for more details and to come play along!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Amanda with Warm Winter Wishes

Howdy - MichelleO here today - and I would like to have you meet "Amanda", isn't she so pretty in her winter coat, hat and scarf?

Right now that heavy coat and winter wear is not necessary here in Texas. Finally it is getting cooler again. We were excited a few weeks ago with a nice early cool front. Then Texas heat came back! It was nearly 90 here this week. But now the fronts are coming in again and off goes the air conditioning, and out come the winter clothes! Love matching coat, hat, scarf and gloves!

I colored with my Copics, and found some pattern papers from Authentique's Bundle collection to match with my coloring. An older Martha Stewart border and corner punch with some sewing to layer it all together. Three red buttons in the corner and the sentiment "Warm Winter Wishes" from High Hopes to finish it off.

Great image for a note card to send to a friend.

Copic colors used -

To see many more wonderful winter and holiday images from High Hopes Stamps click HERE to get right over to the web site.

Warm Winter Wishes!