Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Surfer Bob!!

 It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Surfer Bob - TT519 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Surf's Up - FR009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Wild and crazy Bob has awesome balance on his surf board. We had the opportunity to see surfers in Hawaii riding the waves on one of our trips. It was amazing!!! I've never tried surfing before, but I would sure love to. It's definitely on my bucket list. LOL!


To make my card this week, I used Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. paper folded to 4.25" x 5.5" for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the same size as the base and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background.

To create the background, I first created a mask of Surfer Bob using Post-It Note paper and fussy cut around the image. Then I put it over top of the coloured image. Using a Picket Fence - Blending Brush and Lawn Fawn - Cloudy Stencil, I began the top of the sky with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean. I did this for 2 rows and then switched to Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, followed by Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China. The mask was removed and the water was created by just adding a mixture of strokes with the Copic colours listed below.

I added double-sided tape to the coloured image and attached it to the base. Then, I mixed a little bit of FolkArt - Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint and Delta Ceramcoat - White paint. Using a 1/4" H.J. Domed Dry Stipple brush, I created the water spray for the waves. For a little extra sparkle, I added some DecoArt Glamour Dust while the paint was still wet.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Surfer Bob - TT519 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Surf's Up - FR009 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Salty Ocean, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb.

Stencil: Lawn Fawn - Cloudy Stencil

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Picket Fence - Blending Brush, 1/4" H.J. Domed Dry Stipple

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R30, R20

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Swim Trunks: B69, B52, Y17, C01 for shading

Surf Board: Y17, Y15, YR18, YR16, YR14

Water: BG72, BG70, B93, B91, B52, B41, B06, B02, B01, B000, C0

Foamy Water: FolkArt - Extreme Glitter Acrylic Paint, Delta Ceramcoat - White, DecoArt Glamour Dust

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives - High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Hugs To Cheer You!

Hello!
Sometimes you just need a card to cheer a friend up and to let them know you are there! "Andy & Alex Mouse" from High Hopes Stamps along with the sentiment "Hugs To Cheer You" makes the sweetest card to give to someone dear to you! You could also use this image for a Valentine's or Anniversary card!
Sometime ago I went through my 6x6 paper pads. I kept the pads I liked and ripped out paper from some pads that I only liked a few of the papers from. Anything left I donated to our neighbour's daughter who is a teacher. Her class loved them and used them in their art classes. This paper is from the ripped out papers so I have no idea who made it. All I know is that it was perfect for Andy & Alex! I stamped my image onto Copic friendly paper and using my Copic markers coloured it in to match my papers. Next I cut around the image with a Stitched Scallop Circle from Memory Box. Some twine and enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Mice: N0, N1, N2, N3, R01, R02, R20
Andy: R35, R46, R59/ YR21, YR23, YR24
Alex: R81, R83, R85, R89/ R35, R46, R59
Grass: YG91, YG93

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Rainy Day Ducky

Howdy,  MichelleO here today and this week I though maybe if I colored up a little High Hopes Stamps "Rainy Day Ducky" that we might just get a little rain here. If not it sure was fun to play with this cute little Ducky!


Sweet right? I colored up with my Copics (colors below) to match up to some spring colored papers from My Minds Eye. Love all the pastels! All the layers are sewn down with a zig zag stitch and then I added some Nuvo Glitter to the water to make sure that it sparkles! The sentiment also from High Hopes Stamps matches up perfect with the little Ducky image "Dot Rain or Shine" - sweet sentiment for a friend to send a smile with the adorable "Rainy Day Ducky"

Copic colors used - 


Love so many images from High Hopes Stamps ... but I do totally adore the animals! To visit the High Hopes Store click HERE 



Sunday, April 18, 2021

Baseball Gabriel

Good morning High Hopes Friends!

For today I'm sharing a fantastic sport card inspiration,
This cool image is called "Baseball Gabriel" and the sentiment is "Awesome & Wonderful" both stamps from High Hopes Stamps

Supplies List; red cardstock for my base, the pattern paper is "Latest & Greatest" from Authentique. I layer my main image with another piece of the same pattern paper and adhesive the sentiment but before I did I used my copic to colored and them fussy cut it to match the pattern paper. 

 Copic I used skin E21 E51 hair/bat E31 E34 uniform R24 R29 R39 helmet/shoes C5 C7 C9 socks C1 C3
 Thank you for visit my blog today. 
Have a BLESS day.

    

Friday, April 16, 2021

Surf's Up

Hello again HH friends;

Time is certainly going by quickly and hopefully sooner than later, everyone will be able to out and play again.

As the High Hopes Stamps has recently opened the vault and re-released the Men & Boys Collection, I have another fun card for today.

Tubing Gabriel  is having a great time as the surf is up and is no dooubt enjoying himself, while doing it safely.  After stamping and colouring the image with Copic Markers, I used a Double Stitched Rectangle Die to cut it out.  This is a very CAS card with some twine and enamel dots to finish it off.


Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Tubing Gabriel (TT515) & Surf's Up (FR009), both from High Hopes Stamps recently re-released Men and Boys Collection
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP -- Summer (Cart Bella)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White, R20 - Blush
    • Hair:  E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand
    • Top:-- B34 - Manganese Blue, B32 - Pale Blue
    • Life Jacket:  Y38 - Honey, Y35 - Maize, Y32 - Cashmere
    • Tube:  YG07 - Acid Green, YG06 - Yellowish Green, YG05 - Salad
    • Surf:  B0000 - Pale Celestine, P000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, 
  • Die:  Double Stitched Rectangle (Gina Marie Designs)
  • Miscellaneous:  Twine and Enamel Dots

Do take some time with a favourite beverage and browse the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps that are available.  For some inspiration, hop on over to the High Hopes Stamps Blog and see what the HH Divas have been up to. We do post daily. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,



Thursday, April 15, 2021

Bob's Tubing Fun

  I have tried tubing in the past and I had fun but it I only tried it once. I was with some friends in a spot in the river where we weren't supposed to be and there was one tiny spot on a rock you had to catch with your finger tips or you would end up going down some really dangerous rapids. I caught it but barely and honestly didn't try it again. 

My Dad tried tubing as well but he was being pulled by my uncle in a boat. He had to show us kids he could still have fun so he crawled in to the tube and away we went. I remember the smile on his face........but I don't think it was quite as big as the one Bob has on the "Tubing Bob" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. This immediately brought back the fun memories with my Dad an I hope it does for him too. 


I coloured Bob with Copic markers after stamping him with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and cut him out using a circle die. It is hard to see in the photo but I added some glossy accents to his glasses. 
I cut a card stock circle to go behind him with my Fiskars circle cutter. After finding some patterned paper from Bo Bunny that matched my card theme I cut out the pieces to fit my design. This design is based loosely on a card I saw from Kristine Marcotte and was perfect for this fun stamp. 
I kept the paper monochromatic to keep the focus on the stamp. Antique linen on all the edges gives the layers some definition and helps them pop. The two rectangle panels are popped up with foam pop dots and Bob was glued to them after they were placed. Some photo corners, twine and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Tubing Bob - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Happy Father's Day - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Beach Therapy - Bo Bunny 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, twine, antique linen Distress ink, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, enamel dots, Glossy Accent, photo corner die - Quickutz


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04 R30 R32

Hair - E34 E35 E29

Trunks - Y38 YR16 YR18

Tube - YG03 YG17 G28

Water - B00 B01 B02



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!




Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Soccer Fun!!

 It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Soccer Gabriel - SS525 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Awesome & Wonderful - FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Soccer has become a really big sport in North America over the last while. In Europe, they call it "Football"! We have 6 soccer fields at the end of our street in the park and before Covid, the fields were packed with both young and old from morning till night with teams competing. It looks like Gabriel is saving the day for his team today! LOL!


To make my card this week, I used Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. paper folded to 4.25" x 5.5" for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background.

To create the background it was fairly easy. After stamping the main image, I drew in the net using a lead pencil and ruler for the main frame and the goal line. Once I was satisfied with the look, I erased the harsh lines so that they were barely visible. I used a combination of green Copic markers and just made small circles everywhere to give the lawn some texture. I also used the chisel edge nib to cover more of the background easier. For the trees, again I used another combination of greens. I based the entire tree line with YG91 and then just drew a bunch of squiggly lines to create round and triangular shapes using the various markers listed below to give the effect of a forest. Lastly, I took a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen and using a ruler made vertical and horizontal lines to create the netting.

To assemble the card, I applied some Tombow Multi Mono Liquid glue to the back of the coloured image and applied it to the base. I stamped out the sentiment and inked around the edges first with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn and then a black marker to make the outer lines crisp.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Soccer Gabriel - SS525 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Awesome & Wonderful - FR001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb.

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow - Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43, E40

Shirt, Socks and Shoes: B18, B16, B14, B12, B04, B02, C3, C1, C0, C00, Colorless Blender

Shorts: C9, C8, C5, B04, B02

Soccer Ball: C9, C1, C0, C00

Goal Post and Goal Line: C1, C00, Colorless Blender

Grass: YG17, YG13, YG11, YG03

Trees: G99, G94, G85, YG97, YG91, YG63

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives - High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Let's Waterski!

Hello!
The vault is open over at High Hopes and the Men & Boy's have come out to play! Meet "Waterskiing Bob"! Bob must be on vacation somewhere as it certainly isn't warm enough here yet for water sports LOL. I always love how happy Bob is, he always has a smile on his face!
I stamped my image onto Copic friendly paper and then used my Copic markers to colour my image to match my papers. Today's papers are from the Doodlebug's "Anchors Away" and Echo Park's "Summer Party" 6x6 collections. After colouring Bob, I cut him out using a stitched square die and them popped that up on my card with foam squares. I used the HH sentiment called "World's Best Father". Some clear glitter pen on the waves and a few enamel dots finish off my card. Waterskiing Bob makes a great Father's Day or even a great birthday card for Dad!
Copics Used:
Skin: E01, E11, E13, R20, R22
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E29
Shorts: YR68, Y17, Y38, B24, B26
Ski: G05, G09, G28/ E13, R15, E18
Water: B000, B00, B01, B63

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 12, 2021

Surfer Bob

 Howdy - MichelleO here today.. Have you heard the news? High Hopes Stamps has opened the vault and released The Men and Boys collection! Fabulous images for the guys in you life! For me today I pulled out Surfer Bob to enjoy the warmer weather and do a little surfing! 


He's having some fun! I colored with my Comics (colors below) and then cut him out so he would pop on the card. I found some cloud paper in my stash and then a couple of bright card stock pieces to sew together with a zig zag stitch and placed it all on a white card stock base. I love the circle sentiment from High Hopes Stamps "No Waves" To make the water feel a bit more like water, I added some Nuvo glitter to the waves in the image. And since they were on my desk and matched and felt fun I added some enamel dots to the card. I just love enamel dots... sigh. 

Copic colors used -


There are so many great images in this vault release... to pop over there quick click HERE 

Hope you enjoyed! 


Sunday, April 11, 2021

SURF'S UP!

Good morning High Hope Friends!

For today I'm sharing a super awesome fun masculine card!
This cool image is called "Surfing Gabriel" and the sentiment is "Surf's Up" both stamps from High Hopes Stamps

Supplies List; white cardstock for my base, them I layered with a bright yellow piece of cardstock. As a finishing touch, I added some hibiscus stickers adhesive to the side of my sentiment, doddle lines with a white pen. Pop my image with foam tape & finish my card using this awesome "Surf's Up" sentiment.

 Copic I used skin E000 E11 hair E25 E29 R39 swimming short B21 B24 YG13 YG17 surfboard Y11 Y13 Y15 ocean water B21 B24 

 Thank you for visit my blog today. 
Have a BLESS day.

   

Friday, April 9, 2021

Born to Ride

Hello HH Fans;

Guess what -- no doubt you have heard and seen, but High Hopes Stamps Retirement Vault has been re-opened to allow the "Men & Boys" to have some fun and time to themselves. 

There is nothing like the breeze in your hair and just motorin' along without a care in the world.  For today's card have used Motorcycle Bob paired with Born to Ride.  

After stamping the image, I coloured it with copic markers and then cut it out with an oval die from Spellbinders.  Some twine and enamel dots finished off this CAS card.



Supplies used:

  • Stamps:  Motorcycle Bob (SS526) and Born to Ride (FR002), both from High Hopes Stamps "Men & Boys" Collection
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White, R00 - Pinkish White
    • Hair:  E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand
    • Glasses:  B60 - Pale Blue Gray
    • Pants & Shoes:  B97 - Night Blue, B95 - Light Grayish Cobalt, B93 - Light Cockery Blue
    • Jacket:  N2 - Neutral Gray No 2, N1 - Neutral Gray No. 1, N0 - Netural Gray No. 0
    • Motorcycle:  E99 - Baked Clay, E97 - Deep orange, Y02 - Canary Yellow, Y04 - Acadia, T3 Toner Gray No. 3, T2 - Toner Gray No. 2, T1 - Toner Gray No. 1, T0 - Toner Gray No. 0, C00 - Cool Gray No. 00, C5 - Cool Gray No. 5, C6 - Cool Gray No. 6, C7 - Cool Gray No. 7
    • Other:  BG0000 - Snow Green
  • Die:  Ovals - Spellbinders
  • Miscellaneous:  Twine and Enamel Dots

Do take some time with a favourite beverage and browse the High Hopes Stamps website to see the many and varied fun stamps that are available.  For some inspiration, hop on over to the High Hopes Stamps Blog and see what the HH Divas have been up to. We do post daily. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,

Hugs,






Thursday, April 8, 2021

Butterfly Smiles

  I can never have too many Just Because type cards in my stash. "Butterfly Chick" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is a fun, versatile image that makes me smile and I hope it will do the same for the person I send it to.

I challenged myself to step out of my square card comfort zone and went on the hunt for a different shape of card. Slimline cards are quite popular in the crafting world but the mini slimline style peeked my curiosity. There are a couple different sizes out there but the finished size of 3" x 6" fit my stamp the best. I am very happy with the end result and I see more of this style in my future. 





After stamping my image, I coloured it with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. Next I found some paper from two different collections from Lawn Fawn that worked together and cut them to size. I used a stitched scalloped edge to cut the edge of one piece for some added interest. 
Next I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a fish tail banner die. I added the stamp to the card using foam pop dots and added some ribbon over the corner and enamel dots to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Butterfly Chick - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Sending Smiles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Really Rainbow Christmas, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn  


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, Offray ribbon, stitched scallop edge - Kat Scrappiness, enamel dots, 3D foam pop dots


 Copic Markers:

Chick - Y13 Y08 Y26 Y21 Y35 Y38

Bow - BG01 BG05 BG09

Butterfly -N1 N2 N3 N5 Y21 Y35 Y38

Grass -YG01 YG03 YG17



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!




Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Let's Ride!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a masculine card using Skateboarder Gabriel - TT521 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Let's Ride - FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. It's always fun to see skateboarders at our local park doing their awesome tricks and showing off their amazing skills. Unfortunately, I have never had the co-ordination to stay on one. LOL! How about you?



To make my card this week, I used The Paper Studio - Primary Simply Solids (4.25" x 5.5") paper for the base. I cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the same size as the base and stamped the image and sentiment using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and created my own background. I wanted it to look like Gabriel was on his way down the ramp. Once the image was coloured, I took a little bit off of each side, so that when I glued it to the base, the base card would create a slim frame around the image.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Skateboarder Gabriel - TT521 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Let's Ride - FR006 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, The Paper Studio - Primary Simply Solids (4.25" x 5.5")

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Tombow - Multi Mono Liquid Glue

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen)

Hair: E47, E44, E43

T-Shirt: BG07, BG05, BG02

Jeans: B26, B23, B21

Shoes: E27, E25, E23, E21

Skateboard: Y17, Y08, R39, R37, R35

Ramp: T7, T6, T5, T4, T3, T1

Sky: B01, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Check out some other fun new stamps from the vault for Boys and Men here:
THE VAULT IS OPEN! MEN & BOYS RELEASE Archives - High Hopes Rubber Stamps (highhopesstamps.com)

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Tuesday, April 6, 2021

World's Best!

Hi!
I'm so excited that Lora opened the Retirement Vault and let the "Men & Boys" out to play again! This image is called "Lawnmower Bob". Bob looks so happy cutting the grass! This image makes a great Father's Day card.
I started by stamping my image and then colouring Bob in with my Copic Markers. Next using my Brother Cut N Scan I "fussy" cut him out. I decided to make a scene for Bob & his lawnmower. I took my card base and using a cloud stencil created the sky. Next I used 2 different dies and cut out some green grass. The first 2 glass layers (bottom up) are popped up using foam squares as is Bob. I tucked my coloured image amongst the grass layers. The HH sentiment called "World's Best Father" finishes off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E01. E11, E13, R20, R22
Outfit: R35, R37, R46, R59/ B24, B28, B39/ E43, E44, E47, E49
Lawnmower: G05, G08, G28/ C6,C7, C9/ R41, E42, E43
Grass: YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25


Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!


 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Old Friend

 Howdy - MichelleO here and today for High Hopes Stamps I went a little bright! I pulled out "Old Friend" I just love images that have great sentiments made in the image. 


Sometimes you just need a bright pick me up card for a friend, right? I found a piece of My Minds Eye Confetti paper and colored my flower in bright colors to go along with the plaid paper. Ok I went a little brighter but it was feeling fun. I sewed the layers down with a zig zag stitch, and then added a bunch of bright orange enamel dots for some added fun. 

Copic colors used - 


I just love cheering myself up coloring a happy image from High Hopes Stamps then sending it out to cheer up a friend! 

Hope you enjoyed! 



Sunday, April 4, 2021

Born To Golf

Happy Easter,
 High Hopes Friends!

Today I'm sharing this fun golf card using "Swinging Sherry" and 

Supplies List; white cardstock for my base, them I layered with a piece of red cardstock. I used one of my embossing folder on my red piece of cardstock and adhesive it.  As a finishing touch, I doddle some lines with a white pen, added diamond stickles to her polo and adhesive my sentiment.

 Copic I used skin E000 E11 hair E25 E27 polo shirt C1 shoes C1 C5 C7 skirt R27 R29 R59 

 Thank you for visit my blog today. 
Have a BLESS day.

    

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Have A Blessed Easter!

 Today, I'm sharing an Easter card using Three Pane Easter - M043 by High Hopes Rubber Stamps for the main image and Blessed Easter Greetings - G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) for the sentiment. Happy Easter to family, friends and everyone!


To make my card this week, I started with Craft Smart Card Paper pre-made to 5.5" x 4.25". I stamped the images and sentiment using MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using my Brother Scan and Cut, I cut out each of the images. My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Die Layers and my Cuttlebug were used to die cut the sentiment and Craft Sparkling Stickers - Purple (02-3068629) paper.

The main images were coloured in with Copic Markers. The background papers were all from Your Next Stamp - Happy Spring (6"x6") paper pad. I cut each section at 4" x 1.5" and then inked around all of the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wilted Violet. The sentiment was inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber.

To assemble the card, using glue, I attached the 3 background papers onto the base card. Crafts ribbon was attached using double-sided tape. The images, sentiment and sentiment background were attached to the background papers using 3M VHB - 2 sided tape. Lastly, to finish off the card, I cut 3 Easter eggs out of some watercolour paper that I had used various Cosmic Shimmer colours on previously. I inked around the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wilted Violet and glued them directly to the background paper.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Three Pane Easter - M043 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment:  Blessed Easter Greetings - G151 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Wilted Violet, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Fossilized Amber

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Craft Smart - Cards and Envelopes, Your Next Stamp - Happy Spring (6"x6") 

Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Die Layers - MCT-D274

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB - 2 sided tape, Cosmic Shimmer, Brother Scan and Cut

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Bunny: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, R30, R24, R20, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black)

Chick: Y17, Y08, Y04, YR18, YR16, YR12, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black)

Lamb: BV20, C3, C1, C00, Eyes (Sakura Glaze - Black)

Backgrounds for images: Y17, Y08, Y04, V17, V15, V12

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.



Friday, April 2, 2021

May your day be filled with more......

Welcome HH Fans;

For today's card, I couldn't decide which one to use.  I decided to show both.  Same stamps, different layout.  I do like the versatility that High Hopes Stamps bring.

After stamping Bubble Love on XPress It Blending Cardstock, I coloured both of them with Copic Markers.  I used different dies for each card, as well as lace, some Pearls from Kaisercraft, and some Zig Wink of Stella added to the bubbles and butterflies finished off the cards.

Card 1



Card 2



Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Bubble Love (R058), Filled with Bubbles (H119) -- both from High Hopes Stamps
  • Ink:  Tsukeniko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Cardstock; DP: - Card 1 - Watercolour Was (Lawn Fawn) & Bloom Street (Pink Paislee), Card 2 - Vintage Teaa Party (Crafters Companion) & Bloom Street (Pink Paislee)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin (for both cards):  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruit Pink, E00 - Skin White
    • Hair (for both cards):  E30 - Bisque, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand
    • Dress:  Card 1:  BV0000 - Pale Thistle, BV000 - Iridescent Mauve, BV00 - Mauve Shadow, BV01 - Viola
    • Dress:  Card 2:  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • Shoes for both cards): E40 - Brick White, E41 - Pearl White
    • Bubbles:  Card 1: BV0000 - Pale Thistle, BV000 - Iridescent Mauve & BV00 - Mauve Shadow;  Card 2:  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green
    • Grass:  YG17 - Grass Green, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG11 - Mignonette
    • Butterflies:  Y19 - Napoli Yellow, Y18 - Lightning Yellow, Y17 - Golden Yellow
    • Dies:  Card 1:  Scalloped Squares, Card 2:  Double Stitched Squares -- both from Gina Marie Designs
    • Zig Wink of Stella:  Clear -- added to the bubbles
    • Miscellaneous:  Lace, Pearls - Kaisercraft

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Hugs,



Thursday, April 1, 2021

Born To Golf

  Spring is in the air the snow is pretty much gone and every golfer I know is itching to get out on the greens. 

It is also the perfect time for High Hopes Rubber Stamps to open the Retirement Vault and let the "Men and Boys" out of retirement. Bob is glad to be out on the greens again and is practicing so he is ready for the start of golf season. He is perfect for a birthday card for one of the golfers in my life. 


I stamped Bob, coloured him with Copic markers and hand fussy cut him using my cuticle scissors. A black marker was run around the edge of the stamp to get any white I had missed. Next I found some paper from Lawn Fawn and Craft Consortium and cut the pieces to fit my base and scene. 
I die cut and added a golf flag, clouds and some grass tufts to help create my outdoor scene. 
After finding some matching ink I stamped the sentiment and cut it to size. 
Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Golfing Bob - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Born To Golf - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Perfectly Plaid Spring - Lawn Fawn, Grunge - Light Tones - Craft Consortium, Watercolor Washes - Lawn Fawn


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, grass tuft die - Your Next Stamp, golf flag - Quickutz, enamel dots, cloud die - Your Next Stamp, Stampin' Up ink


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04 R30 R32

Hat, Pants - B00 B01 B02

Shirt - Y00 Y11 Y15 

Glasses -Y11 Y15 C2

Club Covers - B00 B01 B02 B05

Grass - YG01 YG03 YG17

Shoes, Bag, Club Handle - E30 E31 E43 E33 E35 E57 E29

Club - N1 N2 N3 N5

Socks - Y11 Y15 B00 B01 B02

Ball - C0 C1 C2


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