Thursday, February 28, 2019

Dragonfly Smiles

I can never have enough cards in my stash to send to friends and family who are going through tough times. 
I love being able to send a smile or hug in the mail! 

I think Lg. J's Dragonfly fits the bill to bring a smile to someone - especially with those heart shaped cheeks! She definitely makes me smile!

I coloured this cutie with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge then popped her up with foam pop dots. I added some dots to her cheeks with a white gel pen and because I like a little sparkly somewhere on my cards, I added some clear sparkle pen to the hearts in the wings. 

I set her aside and die cut a cloud and grabbed my dauber and ink to create my sky background. Next I cut it to size and put it in my trusty Misti to stamp the sentiment in the perfect spot. I lightly drew the dashes with a pencil and then went over them with black marker once I was happy with their placement. Some twine and gumdrops finish off this fun, CAS style card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Lg. J's Dragonfly - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sending Smiles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sage and Grace - Kaisercraft
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, clear Spectrum Sparkle Pen, cloud die - Quickutz, baby blue ink - Memories, twine, foam pop dots - Forever In Time, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers: IGI IG3 
Copics: C00 RV11 RV32 RV34

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Online Olive

Howdy - MichelleO here and to save too much talk.. we will just say this sentiment and image from High Hopes Stamps is a little close to home... sigh... insert rolling eyes here. LOL

Freezing cold then suddenly flames of heat! Not fun. This card did give me a chuckle. My look alike image is "Online Olive" and she was fun to color! I used my Copics (colors below) and then used a little Nuvo sparkle on the steam from the cup and the smoke from the computer. Scrap papers with a bit of shine to them give a little more life. All the layers are sewn down with dots of Nuvo black for embellishment. That sentiment is just a scream. "I don't have hot flashes, I have power surges!"

I know you have friends that would get a kick out of this card... right? LOL

Copic colors used -

There are so many fun image like this at High Hopes! Love cards that bring a smile don't you? And a chuckle... Laugh out Loud is even better.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Hula birthday

Happy Sunday!

It's such a beautiful Spring day here! I love the warm feeling of sunshine after days of cold weather..
So inspired by the sunshine I colored up Leilani today! You can find her HERE in the High Hopes Rubber Stamps website. 

To make this card I've used: 
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Leilani
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps sentiment: Happy birthday
*Bazzill Basics white, blue and pink cardstock
*Altenew H die
*My Minds Eye dessinpapers (from my stash)
*Prima Marketing flowers
*other: foam tape, Pergaglue, Memento black ink, Copic paper, 
*Copics used:

Here are some details of the card and a good view of the whole card:

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Have a great day!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Love Hangin' With My Peeps

This week I am celebrating my friends! February is the month of love and I love my crazy friends who I like to call my "posse"! You know the meet up for an innocent coffee or event, you let your hair down as they say and "things" just happen! 
You end up making some of the best memories and well let's be honest, maybe relieve a little stress along the way. I am truly blessed to have these amazing women in my life. 

I chose to use "Froggy Stack" for this card. This stamp is one of the first High Hopes stamps I ever won in a challenge many moons ago. I love the fun these three are having......although I think I would probably be the one in middle! 

After colouring these three friends with alcohol markers I cut it out using a wonky stitched die - perfect for these three fun loving friends! I set them aside and went on to creating my sentiment. This is two long sentiments combined so I masked each word and stamped them separately. Challenging but I am very happy with the result. Next I cut my patterned paper from YNS and Echo Park to fit my design and added a stitched scalloped edge just for fun. Some glittery flowers (hard to see in the photo) and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Froggy Stack - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hangin' With My PeepsOwl Always Love You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring - Echo Park, Summer Plaid - YNS

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, hand stitched nested rectangles die - Whimsy, gumdrops - YNS, flowers - Poppies and Prairie, scallop edge - My Creative Time dies

Spectrum Noir Markers: AG1 AG3 AG5 PP1 PP3 PP5 CT1 GY1 YG1 YG3
Copics: R20 R32 C00

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hannah's Heart!

Happy Tuesday HH Fans!

Today I am sharing with you a card I made using "Hannah's Heart" from High Hopes Stamps! Hannah is one of the first stamps I had from HH and I haven't used her in a long time. I forgot just how adorable she is and had to ink her up once again!

I decided to use papers from the MME "Happy Days" 6x6 collection. I just love the colour combinations in this pack! I made this card for any "love" occasion. The sentiment "Just Because" is also from High Hopes.
 After stamping Hannah, I coloured her with my Copic markers to match the designer paper. I added some Crystal Stickles to the tiny hearts on her dress, her flower in her hat and the butterfly. Some matching ribbon, bow and adhesive sequins finish off my design.

Using leftovers from the designer paper I decorated the inside of my card and added the HH "A Hundred Hearts" sentiment.

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E25, E27, E29
Outfit: BG72, BG75, BG78, YG23, YG25
Hearts: YR00, YR01, YR02
Ground & Outline: W1, BG000, BG00

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Happy Stamping!


Monday, February 18, 2019

Yo-ho Yo-ho.. a Pirates life for me


Today I made a Pirates birthday card for my card stash.. I have a few nephew who are in the middle of the Pirates phase.. so I'll never have too many Pirates cards, hahaha..

To make this card, I've used:
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Treasure Map, Treasure Chest, Parrot
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Pirates birthday sentiment
*Bazzill Basics white and black cardstock
*Echo Park dessinpaper
*MFT stitched wonky rectangle die
*foam tape

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Friendship Card!

Hi there friends,
I had such a good time creating this friendship card. Also using some unexpected colors!

I started by stamping my image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers. Fussy cut it leaving a small white border. Used some left over pattern paper and die some small clouds with Impression Obsession die #068-A  Now for embellishment I added sequins, pink Nuvo drops, diamond stickles and my white pen.  

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Have a BLESS day!
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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Puppy love

Happy Sunday!

It's a lovely spring day here today! So I am enjoying the summer with this cute nautical Puppy Love card!

To make this card, I've used:
*MFT stamps: Stitched Collage Frame Dienamics
*Joy!Crafts nautical dessinpapers
*Copic markers

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Have a great Sunday!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

American Cowthic

Howdy - MichelleO here today for  a little romance for my post. A Happy Anniversary card... guess anniversary is on my mind... tomorrow is Hubby and I's 32nd Anniversary. Wow 32 years. Really doesn't seem like that long - ok some days it does... LOL

A bit American Cowthic.. 

This image cracks me up. I mean seriously how cute and funny is this. Pure Americana with a twist of Farm Humor. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some papers from Papers Studio Lemon collection. I sewed everything together and used a kraft card stock. A Marvy punch leaves and some mulberry roses for embellishments. Then a fabulous "Happy Anniversary!" stamp from High Hopes Stamps.

Copic colors used -

Love this stamp! There are so many great fun stamps at High Hopes Stamps - I think I have narrowed it down to top 100... maybe.

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Hidden slider card

Happy Sunday!

Ever since I've seen a hidden slider card, I wanted to try it myself. It's so much fun to do!! Ok, maybe it works better if the edge isn't grassy, haha.

So for this card I've colored up these 2 cute dragons: Albert's Gift and Abigail

If you Google on 'hidden slider card' there are several tutorials for this technique, so I won't bother you with my clumpsy efforts..

Isn't Albert the cutest dragon you've ever seen? He is a bit shy, but for Valentine's day he bought his girlfriend Abigail flowers! 

To make this card, I've used:
* High Hopes Stamps: Albert's gift and Abigail
*High Hopes Stamps sentiment: Hugs & Kisses
*Bazzill Basics paper white, pink and green cardstock
*Uniquely Creative grass dies
*MFT stamps cloud stencil, Pull sentiment
*foam tape, Pergaglue, Copic Markers, Distress Oxide ink

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you got inspired to try a slider card too!
Have a great Sunday!

Friday, February 8, 2019

Happy Anniversary!

Welcome HH Fans;

It is time to add some more anniversary cards to my stash, as I am low on them.  Burt and Doris from High Hopes Stamps is the perfect stamp for senior married couples.  

After colouring the image with Copic Markers, I used the Distressed Edges die from Spellbinders.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Burt & Doris, Happy Anniversary (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock
  • Copic Markers
    • Skin:  E000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, R0 - Blush
    • Hair:  C1 - Cool Gray No. 1, C0 - Cool Gray No. 0, E33 - Sand, E31 -Brick Beige, E30 - Bisque
    • Pants & Top: B97 - Night Blue, B95 -Light Grayish Cobalt, B93 - Light Cockery Blue, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue
    • Skirt & Top:  E95 - Flesh Pink, E93 - Tea Rose, R0000 - Pink Beryl
    • Shoies:  E39 - Leather, E37 - Sepia, E81 - Ivory
  • Spellbinders Dies:  A2 Distress Edges
  • Your Next Stamps Gumdrops
  • Flowers and ribbon from my stash 
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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Pizza My Heart

February is the month of love and they say the way to a man's heart is "Luigi" has you covered! How fun is this heart shaped pizza!? Perfect for Valentine's Day or an Anniversary card especially if the recipient loves pizza! 

This week I challenged myself to make a Valentine themed card in non traditional colours. After colouring the adorable Luigi with alcohol markers I  fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. Fussy cutting him was not my plan but things happen and the plan changes <wink>
I added him to a stitched tag background with some foam pop dots just for fun. The sentiment was stamped and cut to fit and all of this cuteness was added to some patterned paper from MFT and my stash. A few die cut hearts finish off my A2 size card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Luigi - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Pizza My Heart - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore - MFT, stash

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Misti, white gel pen, stitched nesting tag die - Tutti Designs, foam pop dots - Forever In Time

Spectrum Noir Markers: BG5, 7, 10, CR7, 11 DR6, IG2 
Copics: C00, R20 E00 E21, E11, E37, E77

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Animal love

Happy Sunday!!

Again a birthday card from me today, but this one is for a very special girl who loves animals! 
January and February are busy months with lots of birthdays, and I love to celebrate things!! Life happens and when that does, it makes me enjoy the simple little things (like sending someone a card knowing it makes that person smile) even more... 

To make this card, I've used:
*High Hopes Stamps: Heidi & Mattie
* Bazzill Basics white cardstock
*dessinpapers from my stash
*a doily (just order a cake at a restaurant! whahaha)
*photo corners (from a local shop)
*Uniquely Creative alphabet and number dies
*Copic Markers (euh.. forgot to write down the numbers, sorry)

So off to the post office! Let's make someone very happy sending a card! Are you with me?? 
If you can afford it, just go and do it! Send someone a card, better than all those bills ;)

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Lenny's Love Me Knots

Hi HH fans;

As Valentine's Day is almost here, I couldn't resist using Lenny's Love Me Knots, from High Hopes Stamps. It reminds me of the game we would play as children -- picking the petals off while saying "He Loves Me, he loves me not.... 

This is a CAS card. After stamping Lenny, I coloured him with alcohol markers.  The small hearts were left overs from a die.

Supplies used:
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