Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Birthday Bob

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I'm popping in to share a card I made for our friends 70th birthday this past weekend.  This handsome dude is Birthday Bob with the Caution sentiment from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  Our friend thought this guy was pretty handsome too.

It's always a challenge to make a manly looking card, well it is for me lol.  I have a paper crimper from Marvy which was one of my very first tools purchases when I began scrapbooking.  It was such a good addition to my stash.  I'm not sure if they still make it.  If you don't have one take a look inside your cookie packages etc.  A lot of companies use crimped paper in their packaging & it's a great way to re-purpose things.  I added some burlap for a little extra texture & some self adhesive gumdrops for a pop of colour.
Hair - E37, E35, E34
Skin - E11, E00, E01, E000 & R20
Shirt - E87, E84, E81
Orange - YR07, YR04, YR02
Blue - B39, B37, B34, B32
Yellow - Y13, Y11

I hope you enjoyed today's post & thanks for stopping by....happy craftin'!

Christmas Bear Engine

Howdy - MichelleO here and it is the last day of July and our Christmas in July Celebration... So I thought I would use Christmas Bear Engine to choo choo choo the last day of the month out!

 Now due to the good size of this stamp - I wanted to keep the focus on the image... and kept it simple. I colored with my copics (colors below) and then stamped the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Jingle all the way!" It just felt right with this one.  Sewed down with a zig zag stitch on red card stock. A few dots of Nuvo Black for embellishement and done! Love how simple and clean it feels ... choo choo

Copic colors used -

Now is the time to get your Christmas images and get those cards started so you don't panic and rush in December. Pop over to the High Hopes Stamps Web store HERE and see all the Christmas images.

Thanks so much -

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Warm Winter Wishes!

Hello HH Fans!
It's the 2nd last day of the "Christmas in July" theme over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! Since Christmas is my favourite Holiday, it's been super fun making these cards when the temperatures are hot LOL. This is the rubber stamp "Buddy's Gift Block" from High Hopes
This is my 5th card in my "Christmas in July series" and keeping with my theme, I have once again used non traditional colours on my card. I coloured "Buddy" up to match the papers I am using from the Penny Black "Festive & Frosty" 6x6 collection. I always love to add lots of layers to my cards. This one is no different! Buddy is popped up with foam squares as is the ornament paper as well. Added dimension just makes your card pop I think. All the designer and cardstock papers are inked on the edges with Vintage photo Distress Ink. This I feel just adds another layer of dimension. A piece of ribbon, bow, tree gem and Stickles on Buddy's hat finish off my design today.
I am using the High Hopes sentiment called "Dot Warm Winter Wishes" on the decorated card inside.
Copics Used:
Buddy: C0, C1, C3, C4, C7, C9
Greens: BG11, BG32, BG34
Purples: V15, V19/ V04, V06, V09 (dots on present)
Bird: B91, B95, B97

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 29, 2019


Hello and happy Monday Friends!
I have a FUN shaker card to share with you today, using "Joey Snowy" from 

I started by stamping this adorable image with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored with alcohol markers. I die cut a Polaroid frame die three times so I can get some dimension. After I adhesive my image with foam tape, I added my sequins. My greeting is a die from my stash. The snowflakes outside are from Lawn Fawn. Almost forget the paper is from American Crafts.

Image is colored with Copics;
snowman C1 C3 
hat/buttons  C5 C7 C9 
carrot YR07 scarf YG11 YG13 YG17
tongue R21 R22

Here is a close up!
To finish my project lots of stardust stickles and doodle some lines with a white jelly pen. I hope you've enjoyed. Here is another card using this fun image!

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Ski Bum Monkey

Happy Monday everyone!!

I'm back from a bit of an extended holiday to share Ski Bum Monkey, Small Merry Christmas sentiment with Winter Wonderland Background from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I just adore monkeys I think they are so cute!

I added a bunch of Crystals Stickles to all the snowflakes & the monkeys hat rim and pom pom, but it's really hard to see in the picture.  1st Christmas card done......just about 30 more to go lol!
Trees - G46, G43, G40
Blue Background - B00, B000, B0000
Snow - C0, C00
Grey - N4, N2, N1, N0
Blue - B39, B37, B32
Pink for cheeks & tummy - R00
Ski Poles - N1, N0
Small Merry Christmas - F051 stamped with blue ink

I hope you enjoyed today's post & I look forward to you vising again soon.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Making Friends

Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone!

July is quickly coming to an end, which will also bring to an end our "Christmas in July" here at High Hopes.  I hope you found some great ideas with the Design Team this month.

For today's Christmas card, I have for you Making Friends. This is a good sized image, but there is still room to add some embellishment around your project. The card has been paired with Fancy Snowman Fall.

Have a perfectly lovely Sunday and we'll see you again next week with more great inspiration from the talented team at High Hopes!

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Scrapbook Saturday with Bev

Hi it's Bev here today ... for Scrapbook Saturday layout projects for High Hopes Stamps. If you have been visiting me on Saturdays you will see that I am only using stamped images as accents on pages. I try to theme them to photos which makes them a perfect accent. I am hoping I could inspire you to try using your stamps on layout pages too. 
For this page I am sharing photos of my eldest Grand Daughter's super cute cat called Miles. OMG what a ham. LOL. I always touch up coloured images using Signo white gel pen for accents. 

Supplies Used:
  • Stamps:  Peeking Kitty with Heart P128
  • Copic Markers: R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29, E00, E01, E31, E33, E35, W5, W7, G12, G21, G24     
  • Other: Paper, Creative Embellishment chipboards, stencils, signo white gel pen, cardstock, Creative Embellishment flair button, Ann Buttler's Iridescents

Be sure to stop by inspiration from the Design Team Divas.  You can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Friday, July 26, 2019


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Welcome HH Fans;

It seems that summer is half over, which means Christmas will be here in a few more months.  For today's post, I have another "Christmas in July" card, using Angel Trio from High Hopes Stamps.

After stamping the image on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured it with Copic Markers.  For the wings, I added White Blizzard Nuvo Glitter Drops to the wings.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Angel Trio (T128), Holiday All Year (H200) -- High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Silent Night (Kaiser Craft)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, R20 - Blush
    • Hair:  E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand
    • B32 - Pale Blue, B34 - Manganese Blue, B0000 - Pale Celestine
    • Y11 - Pale Yellow, Y13 - Lemon Yellow, Y15 - Cadmium Yellow, Y28 - Lionet Gold
    • G03 Meadow Green, G05 - Emerald Green, YG17 - Grass Green
  • Nuvo Glitter Drops: White Blizzard
As well as stopping by the High Hopes Stamps blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Instagram for some daily inspiration by the Design Team Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Christmas Treat

Hello High Hopes fans!

It's tropical hot out here today and I'm making Christmas cards, hahaha.. 
Well maybe it will set my mind on some cooler temperatures.
Today I made this cute (and simple) card with the Christmas Treat stamp.

To make this card, I've used:
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Christmas Treat
*Crealies stamp: Vrolijk Kerstfeest (dutch sentiment, meaning: happy Christmas)
*dessinpapers from stash (I think it's Bo Bunny)
*Bazzill Basics cardstock: red, green, kraft
*other: Copic paper, black ink, Pergaglue, foam tape, little wooden stars
*Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great (sunny and warm) day! For more inspiration, check out our social media channels!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Road Trippin' Santa

Howdy - Michelle O here today and I am still having fun with Christmas in July at High Hopes Stamps! And today Santa is on a bit of a trip is seems! This is "Road Trippin' Santa" with "Holly Jolly"... just love his little bug! 

I colored up Santa in his cruiser with my Copics and then added some sparkle to his suit with Nuvo Paint pen. I found some fun papers from Paper Studio Christmas Collection and sewed all the layers together with red card stock mats and base. Then just for a few more circles embellishments I added some vintage red buttons.

My Copic colors used -

Wonder where Santa was off too? And he has packages in the back... hm wonder who they are for?? Have you been good this year? Maybe they are packages full of lots of wonderful High Hopes Stamps!!!!! That would be a great gift right?!


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Think Snow!

Hello HH Fans!
It's "Christmas in July" over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! It sure has been fun creating these Christmas cards through the heat wave we've been having LOL! This stamp is called "Let the Snow Begin".....hmmmmm I almost want it to be true just to get a break from the heat. I know, don't complain right.... we had an awful Spring and I really do like the warmer weather.
I am using papers today from the MME Sugar Plum 6x6 collection that I've had for awhile now. I love using non traditional colours for Christmas and these papers fit the bill! I coloured in the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and then using my Brother Cut N Scan cut the image out as well as a cardstock layer to put behind it. Lots of layers and all the paper edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distressed ink for my card design. I used some Stampendous Spoonful of Snow for a fun dimensional and sparkly effect.   Now I know you are supposed to add the "snow" and heat with your heat gun from underneath. Me and glitter don't go so well together and it usually flies all over the place LOL. This time I tried using some Glue Gloss first (looks like a tube of lipgloss) then put the "Snow" on top, pressed it down a bit and then melted it with my heat gun. It worked so much better and I wasn't wearing glitter all weekend LOL.
I used foam tape on my stamped image for added dimension.

Copics Used:
R20, R21, R22, R24
BG13, BG15, BG23
C00, C2, YR04, YR09
B000, B00, B01

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Gimmie a Hug Snowman

Happy Sunday!!

We're getting near the end of our Christmas in July month.. I am so glad I already have a little pile of Christmas cards, I just need to stay on track with making Christmas cards, so it doesn't have to be last minute crafting, hahaha..
So for today I've chosen this cutie: Gimmie a Hug Snowman. It reminds me of Olaf (I like this one better) and I can't wait for Frozen 2 to hit the cinemas!! 

To make this card, I've used:
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Gimmie a Hug Snowman
*High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Merry Christmas sentiment
*Bazzill Basics: white, red and grey cardstock
*Studio Light: dessinpapers
*white scalloped cardstock from a cookie box
*red and grey twine
*snowflake dies from different companies
*other: Copic paper, black ink, Pergaglue
*Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Sunday!! And for more inspiration, go check out our social media channels!!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Christmas Joy

Welcome HH fans;

We can't win with the weather, if it isn't freezing cold, it is raining cats and dogs and then there is the never ending heat wave.  As we are currently in the midst of a heat wave, what better way of cool off than by creating Christmas cards in July.

Yes it is 5 months before Christmas, but it is a great time to start the stash that will be needed for when Christmas does arrive.

For today's card I have used Christmas Joy Snowy from High Hopes Stamps.  I usually don't do an inside for the card, but I did this time using the sentiment.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Christmas Joy Snowy (S228) from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - I Love Christmas (Echo Park)
  • Copic Markers:
    • YR07 - Cadmium Orange, YR04 - Chrome Orange
    • G46 - Mistletoe, G43 - Pistachio
    • E40 - Brick White, E41 - Pearl White, E42 - Sand White
    • N8 - Neutral Gray No. 8, N7 - Neutral Gray No. 7, N5 - Neutral Gray No. 5, N3 - Neutral Gray No. 3
    • R29 - Lipstick Red, R27 - Cadmium Red, R20 - Blush
    • C00 - Cool Gray No. 00
  • Atyou Spica Glitter Pen -- Red
  • Spellbinders Dies
  • Enamel Dots - I love Christmas (Echo Dots) 
As well as stopping by the High Hopes Stamps blog, you can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Instagram for some daily inspiration by the Design Team Divas.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic day. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mooshie's Christmas Kiss

This week's card features the adorable Mooshie and Mudzie. 
Mooshie seems to have caught Mudzie by surprise under the mistletoe and has swooped in for a Christmas kiss! This stamp just makes me giggle and will be perfect to bring a smile to someone on my Christmas card giving list. 

After colouring Mooshie and Mudzie with alcohol markers and Prisma pencils I hand fussy cut them leaving a this white border. The mistletoe was stamped and cut from the Under the Mistletoe stamp and Stickles were added to the "berries" for a bit of bling. 
An oval die was cut to use as the background. Paper from Echo Park was perfect for this stamp as it kind of looks like mistletoe on the paper. The sentiment was stamped and cut to size and mounted on matching cardstock. 
Some sparkly ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Mooshie Steals A KissUnder The Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Candy Cane and Mistletoe - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: I Love Christmas - Echo Park

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill digital cover stock, Star Dust Stickles, Galena ribbon, Big and Little Pierced Chain Oval die - Gina Marie Designs, fishtail banner die - YNS, gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 TN3 TN4 TN6 IG1 IG3 IG5 DG2 DG4 
Prismacolor pencils: dark brown, beige sienna, beige, indigo blue, green ochre, moss green, limepeel, dark purple

The High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Design teams post daily inspiration on Facebook and the blog. Inspiration can also be found on Instagram and Pinterest! 
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tall Country Snowman

Howdy MichelleO here today and we are still having a little Christmas in July fun at High Hopes Stamps - and I have always had a bit of a soft spot for this handsome guy... "Tall Country Snowman"

 Love his country feel... now I don't know how tall he actually is... I think it is mostly hat. LOL I colored with my Copics (Colors below) and then matted with red card stock. Same red for the base of the card and then pattern papers from Paper Studios. I sewed the layers down - think the sewing adds a texture to it. Then for the sentiment I used High Hopes Stamps "Celebrate the Magic of Christmas" Great sentiment for the Christmas Season!

I just adore Country feeling of Christmas Cards - and this one for sure has it!

Copic colors used -

For LOTS and LOTS of great Christmas images pop over to the High Hopes Stamps website and see them all!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

All Wrapped Up!

Hello HH Fans!
It's the 3rd week of the "Christmas in July" theme over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs. It sure has been fun making Christmas themed cards and the best part..... I have them to mail this Christmas! Can you say win, win!! This poor Snowman is having a struggle getting his gifts wrapped and I don't think those little birds are helping him at all LOL. Meet "All Wrapped Up" by High Hopes Stamps!
I coloured "All Wrapped Up" with my Copic Sketch markers and fussy cut the image out using my Brother Cut N Scan electronic machine. I decided to use papers from the LDRS "Holly Jolly Holidays" 6x6 collection. I love the blue and red combo's and that present paper was perfect for my poor snowman! I paper pieced the presents for a fun look. I added some Liquid Appliqué and Stickles for a dimensional sparkly touch.
On the decorated inside I added a scalloped border and the "Candy Cane and Mistletoe" Sentiment also from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
C00, C1, C7, C9, YR04, YR09
B21, B24, B26, BG05, BG07, BG09
R01, R24, R27, R29

Don't forget to check out the links below for some more "Christmas in July"  inspiration

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Scallop Christmas Card!

Good morning High Hopes Friends!

I am really please how my Christmas card turned out. I have used almost every circle and scallop circle dies I own. The MORE, The MERRY right!

Today I am using three images from 
The ones in the in front are "Penguin Earmuffs" and "Chilly Penguin" Colored my images with alcohol markers. All my penguins are color with the same color combo. After image was colored and dry I fussy cut it leaving a small white border. The pattern paper is a 6X6 pad from American Crafts. For my snow I used texture paste, tarte angel spray and chunky glitter. To finish the front I added glossy accent, star dust stickles, green sequins, red satin ribbon, brown button and white jelly pen.

Image is colored with Copics;
penguin body W1 W3 W5 beak/feet YR04 YR07 cheek R20
scarf YG95 YG97 hat R27 R29 R39 BG10

Here is the inside!
My last image is "Happy Penguin" The word Merry Christmas is a die set from Sizzix #663171 Hope you have enjoy my project today. Here is another project using this stamps

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Have a BLESS day!
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