Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Good Clean Fun!

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I have another fun favorite image from High Hopes Stamps. Good Clean Fun! That is! How can you not just adore pigs in a bubble bath?

So cute - I used a piece of paper from my stash from The Girl's Paperie - Jubilee collection. Some pink card stock for a base and then a border punched with a Martha Stewart border punch. I sewed down things with my sewing machine. The sentiment is a High Hopes favorite of mine "Hog Wash!" Then just because you know I had too, I added lots of Rangers Stickles for all those bubbles!

Close up!

Copic colors used -

There are just images that make you feel good... and High Hopes has so many that just make me smile and feel good!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Spring Is In the Air!

Good day HH Fans!!
Spring is around the corner and for me that means "Spring Cleaning" When I saw this stamp from High Hopes I knew it would make the perfect "Spring Cleaning" themed card. This is the adorable "Tidy Up Tillie"!
I chose paper from the Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Rainbow 6x6 collection and finished it off with some Doodlebug Enamel Dots! The sentiment is called "Spring Is In the Air" also by High Hopes! I decided this time to make my own card base with matching pink cardstock. The image and heart border are popped up with foam tape for extra dimension.
Here's my decorated inside with a sentiment I printed on my computer to match my theme!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E53, E57. E59
Overalls: B93, B95, B97
Shoes: RV13, RV14, C1
Broom: E43, E47, YR21, YR24
Dust Pan: C3, C5, C6, C8
Feather duster: E43, E47, Y02, FY1
Outline and shadow: W1, B000

Happy Stamping:

Monday, February 26, 2018

Watercolor Birthday Card!

Welcome back crafty friends!
Happy to be back with a watercolor birthday card inspiration today.

I stamped *Cherry Chip Chimp with Versa-Mark and heat emboss with black embossing powder. To coloured I used various ink pads and my Wink Stella pen. After the image was all done I fussy cut it and used some Glossy Accent. The paper is *Little Boys And Their Toys from ThePaperStudios. To finish I added a few dots with *Dandellon Yellow NUVO Crystal Drops.

Here is how the inside looks!
I LOVE decorating the inside of my cards. For the inside I used the same pattern paper and stamped one of my favorites sentiment called *Happy Birthday Script  from High Hopes Stamps 

Thanks for stopping by,
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There is a New High Hopes Challenge this month! Click Here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Ms. Griffin

Happy Sunday!

It seems my stash of birthday cards is always empty.. 
Time to make a bunch of birthday cards!! 
Today I made one with the lovely Ms. Griffin.. It is so much fun to colour the image every time with another colour combo. This time I went for some Spring colours.
Sentiments on this card are: It's a Party and Happy Birthday

Copics used:

Still a few days left to enter our Challenge!
So if you'd like to have a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps: hop on over to our Challenge Post! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tea time!

Happy Saturday!
I'm here to share a little tea card using....
I used some floral pattern papers and the base of the card is Kraft paper.  Used some neutral 
tones on the teapot, doily and some sewing stitches too.  I cut up the sentiment and mounted the parts on pink card stock, the teapot is sitting on pop dots for added dimension.
Enter this month's "Anything Goes" challenge.  You can find the details here.

Friday, February 23, 2018

You're Purrr-ty Tweet....

Welcome OCS Fans;

February is almost over, and it seems very spring like with all the rain we have had lately.  It seems a lot of the snow has been washed away.

Today's card can also be used for Valentine's -- next year maybe or just because......

I have used the adorable Purrr-ty Tweet Kitty from High Hopes Stamps to create a CAS card.  I coloured the image with Copic Markers.  Used the Spellbinders Square Hearts to mount it on and added some Nuvo Glitter Drops in the corners.

Supplies used:
Do play along with  this month's "Anything Goes" challenge for a chance to win 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of your choice. 

You can get High Hopes Stamps here.  For any supplies that you might need or want, check out High Hopes Stamps sister store One Crazy Stamper Store -- online as well as the brick and mortar.
Until next time, happy crafting.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Heidi & Mattie

Hi HH Fans!
I'm a big dog fan and have had a dog in my life for as long as I can remember! I think it's wonderful to have pets especially when you have children as the two become best friends! I am using the High Hopes stamp called "Heidi & Mattie". Don't these two look like they are the best of friends?!!
I coloured Mattie up adding some grey spots to her with my Copic Markers. My paper this time is from the Echo Park Just Be You 6x6 collection. I decided to paper piece Heidi's overalls for a fun element! The sentiment "Best Friends Forever" is also from High Hopes and goes perfectly with this image!
Here's an inside view of my card. The sentiment is part of the "Best Friends Forever" stamp. I masked off the stamp and used part of it on the front and the other part on the inside of my card. It's fun to do different things with your sentiments!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: YR21, YR24, Y21, Y23
Shirt & shoes: R02, R05, R08
Dog: C1, C2, C3, C5, C6, C8/ G43, G46

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Space birthday

Happy Sunday!

Today I'd like to share this pop up card I made with a couple of Space Alien stamps.. 
For the background: Space Scape
And in the front: Zappin Zeke, Quentin and Space Post Sign

In the Post Sign I've stamped a Dutch sentiment (it means Hooray).

A lot of Copics used on this one ;)
Here a the Copics for all images I've used:

There is still time to enter our Monthly Challenge! This month it's an easy one: Anything Goes.
So hop on over to enter the challenge for a chance of winning 2 free High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 16, 2018

I'm Not "Lion" When I Say.....

Welcome HH fans;

Yes, I know... Valentine's Day was on Wednesday and it is now Friday.  But who says Valentine's Day has to be on a specific day, why can't it be everyday.  Everyone needs loving and hugs every day.

Today's card is clean and simple using the adorable High Hopes Stamps called "Not Lion".  The Lots of Love Stickable Stencil from BoBunny and Gloss Red Berry Nuvo Crystal Drops were used to create the hearts.

Supplies used:
  • Stamp: Not Lion -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Corrugate Stack (DCWV), Watercolour (Lawn Fawn)
  • Copic Markers:  YR14 - Caramel, YR15 - Pumpkin Yellow, Y17 - Cadmium Yellow, E17 - Reddish Brash, E33 - Sand, E31 - Brick Beige, YR12 - Loquait, W7 - Warm Gray No. 7, W5 - Warm Gray No. 5, R20 - Blush, R27 - Cadmium Red, R29 - Lipstick Red
  • Stencil: Lots of Love Stickable Stencil -- BoBunny
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss Red Berry
  • Nuvo Glitter Accents:  Fresh Snowfall
There is still plenty of time to be creative and play along in our "Anything Goes" Challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create!

For any supplies that you might need or want, check out High Hopes Stamps sister store One Crazy Stamper Store -- online as well as the brick and mortar.
Until next time, happy crafting and have a great day.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

American Cowthic

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am having so much fun pulling out some of my older favorite High Hopes Stamps. The stamp I used this week just always makes me giggle a bit...

American Cowthic - Love it! 

Seriously isn't it just one great image?? Love this cow couple! I colored with my copics (colors below) and then found a piece of bandana paper in my scraps. Seemed perfect to me. Matted on black card stock and then on a white card stock base. I sewed all the layers down and then added some Viva Decor Black Paper pen for some "dots" on the corners. Simple but it makes me happy..

Copic colors used -

Have you ever taken some time and just surfed all around the High Hopes Stamps Web site and seen all the fabulous images in their inventory? You will be amazed at just how many you fall in love with! Seriously so much fun!

Head over to the store HERE and have some fun! Happy Valentines Day!

Thanks so much -

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Monkey Romance

Happy Sunday!

Only three days left to make or buy your loved ones a Valentines gift!! 
I made this gift tag that will go on some nice flowers (won't tell you who is going to get them, it's a surprise of course..). 
For this gift tag I've used Monkey Romance

Base of the tag is Bazzill Kraft cardstock. I used a MFT label die to cute out the tag. 
Also from MFT are the heart dies. Dessinpapers are from my stash, really no idea wich company. 
The alphabet die is from Marianne Design. I added some matching ribbons and voila!

Copics used:

If you would like to win free stamps, hop on over to our Challenge Post to play along with our Monthly Challege for a chance of winning free stamps! That sound good, right!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, February 9, 2018

...You're The Tricera - "TOPS"...

Welcome back OCS fans;

February is generally know as the month of love and romance and the history of Valentine's Day goes back as far as the middle ages.

So in keeping with this month's "Anything Goes" theme I have used an older High Hopes Stamps, that can be used for Valentine's Day or not.  I stamped this cute Tricera-Tops Dino with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured him with copic markers.

Supplies used:
Do play along with this month's "Anything Goes" challenge.  We would love to see what you create.  For any High Hopes Stamps  check here.  For any other products to go along with the HH Stamps, check out OCS, High Hopes sister store. While you are browsing, don't forget to check out the PreOrder Section for some great new products that will be available soon to go along with the

Until next time, happy crafting.


Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hockey Penguin Valentine??

Yes folks, you read that right - my post today features a hockey playing penguin for a Valentine's Day card. 
I have a number of friends who's spouses love hockey. They live and breath it, the TV is always on a game when there is one on and don't touch the remote! 

So I got to thinking.......if I had a spouse who loved hockey - what kind of Valentine's Day card could I make that would get his attention.....and voila! A non-traditional hockey playing penguin.....why not!? and of course the perfect play on words sentiment to match <wink>

I found some Valentine feel papers in my vast array of paper and coloured my stamp to match. I added some twine, a wood heart coloured to match and some black gumdrops. It is a more simple layout but I think has a masculine touch to it and the heart and heart paper count for Valentine's Day right?

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Penguin's Pastime - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Ice For You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: True Love - Reverse Confetti
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, stitched square die - Your Next Stamp, twine, wood heart - the Stockade, black gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: IBG5 BG7 BG10 IG2 IG3 IG5 MB1 MB3 MB4 AP1 AP3 AP2 GY1 GY3 B02 YG1 YG2 YG3 VB1 VB2
 Don't forget to ink up your favourite High Hopes stamp and come play along in our Anything Goes challenge! We can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Froggy Gift

Howdy - MichelleO here again today and if you ask me what was the first High Hopes Stamp  you purchased.... I ordered a few in my very first order many many years ago. This was in that first order and is one of my all time favorites. I just adore it! Always makes me smile and it is the PERFECT Valentine image!

Froggy Gift 

Fabulous right? I just giggle when I pull this one out to work with it.  I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then I went to pull papers I happened to have a scrap from My Minds Eye and it just looked too good to not use it. I also decided to keep it as a CAS Clean and Simple card. Normally I stack up lots of layers with it, and it just felt right as a CAS today. I used a zig zag stitch and attached it all to a kraft card stock base. Three small buttons in the corner and just felt good. I don't say that too often when doing a CAS card.

Copics used -

Just a perfect card for that special someone on Valentines day. It kind of reminds me of one of those images from a Valentine when I was a kid. Now that would be called a Vintage Valentine... Not quite an antique yet.

Hope you got a smile from it too!

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Drum Roll.... January's Challenge Winner is...............

We are super excited to announce the winner of our January Challenge "Anything Goes with a twist -- add blue or purple paper and some ribbon or buttons" ......drum roll please..........

December's winner will be sent 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps of their choice.

The winner is:  Craftyhugs with her comment

 "Love the colours you've used in this card. So vibrant and eye catching . Gorgeous colouring and love the image x"

Craftyhugs left her comment on Michelle's blog post of January 26th called "Framed Spring Fever"

Craftyhugs, please email Sue at for instructions on how to claim your prize.