Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hmmmmm!

Hi!
Hmmmm.......so that's where the goldfish went LOL. This image from High Hopes Stamps just makes me giggle! Meet "Cat-ching Some Rays", who looks like he was up to no good! Love the mouse laughing at him! I thought the sentiment "Won't Hurt" was perfect for this mischievous cat!
I stamped my image on to Copic friendly paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Copic markers, I coloured the image in and then cut it out with this fancy square die. I am using paper from the Echo Park "I Love My Cat" 6x6 designer collection. I inked all the edges of the papers with Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs and then popped the die cut image up with foam tape for added dimension. A bit of twine with a paw print wooden embellishment finishes off my card today.
Copics Used:
Cat: E95, E97, E99, W9
Bones: W1, W3
Xray Machine: W1, W5, W7, W9
Mouse: C1, C3, R20
Fish & Bowl: YR04, YR09, B000, B01, B02


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, May 23, 2022

Nurse Kitty

Howdy - MichelleO here and this week I went looking for images at High Hopes Stamps that I fell in love with but haven't colored up yet... and Nurse Kitty was one I just adore and it needed to be colored and put on a card. 

 
 She is such a pretty little kitty! I colored her in this yellow orange color.. after I found my papers I wished I had colored her grey. But still like the bright happy color. Colored with my Copics (colors below) I then used the pattern papers from Simple Stories Vintage Bliss collection.  I sewed all the layers together with a zig zag stitch. Now I haven't found my machine part that the kittens stole. I tried to sew with it anyway... it sort of worked.. I have to find that part! Silly kitties! Bad kitties! The sentiment is wonderful I love the mix of fonts. "Wishing you a speedy recovery" is wonderful.  I pulled out some buttons to use as embellishments... then I found some enamel dots that the colors matched up really well. And its been a while since my dots where used. Love them! 

Copic colors used - 

 

Fun get well card! There are so many wonderful image at High Hopes Stamps... They are my favorite to color up and play with! Pop over to the store HERE and see all the joy!  


 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Lenny Love

 I am in love with Lenny! We have a history Lenny and I and he is still one of my favourite High Hopes stamps.  I don't remember for sure how I found High Hopes, but I think it may have been at a local craft show back in 2012/13. At that time, they held challenges and as I started my journey in to card making, I started playing along with them. 

At some point, I won a challenge and got to pick a stamp as my prize. That was a challenge given there were a TON to choose from - I mean how do you pick just one?! But I narrowed down my list and chose "Lenny's Love Me Nots". He and his bird friend make me smile and I knew that I could use him for a lot of different card themes and bring a smile to someone else. 

In 2015 I was asked to guest design for High Hopes and guess what stamp I used?? You guessed it! Lenny was the star of one of my card and is actually the first sample card on the website. Now I look at that card and think of the 100 ways I would redo it but ..... it is part of my "history" with Lenny so I think I will leave it alone <wink>. Without further ado, meet Lenny! 



After stamping and colouring Lenny with Copic markers, I cut him out using a pleated circle die. I tried him with a few different patterned paper colours but the greens really made him pop so green it is. I chose patterned paper from three different lines - Photo Play, Lawn Fawn and MFT and cut them to fit my design and 5.5" x 5.5" card base. I added some ribbon, flowers from my stash and a die cut leaf sprig for embellishments and finished off my card with some enamel dots.

                                                      
Card Recipe 

Stamp: Lenny's Love Me Nots (S110) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Being A Friend (FDG018) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Delightful & Tailored Plaid - Photo Play, Perfectly Plaid Spring - Lawn Fawn, Watercolor Wash Brights - MFT


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, flowers - Recollections, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, pleated lace circle die - Gina Marie Designs, ribbon, enamel dots, leaf sprig die - Gina Marie Designs


 Copic Markers:

Lenny - YG01 YG03 YG17 G28

Toenails/Horns - C1 C4

Bird -Y11 Y15 Y17 B01 B02 B05 

Flower- Y11 Y15 Y17 G05 G07 G20 E01 E93 E95

Grass - YG17 G25 G28



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Coffee!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Drive Thru - TLF026 for the image and Nothing Begins - FLL021 for the sentiment. I don't drink coffee, but I know a lot of people who can't start the day without one! Are you a coffee drinker or a tea drinker like me?

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". To create my background, I started with Creative Memories - Hot Fudge paper cut to the same size as the base card. I adhered this directly to the base. From the same paper, I also made several more cuts. 5.5" x 2-5/8", 5.5" x 1-1/16th" and using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers, I die cut a rectangle the size of 4.75" x 3.5". With multiple papers from Your Next Stamp - The Perfect Blend, I cut them to the sizes of 5.5" x 4-1/8", 5.5" x 2.5" and 5.5" x 7/8". I inked around all of the edges of the patterned papers with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Ground Espresso.

Using double-sided tape, I layered the papers and centered them onto the card in the following order. Coffee beans, Fudge cardstock, coffee stains, Fudge cardstock and lastly the coffee cups. Once again, I inked around all of the outside edges with Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Ground Espresso ink. I added U-Line double-sided tape to the large Fudge cardstock rectangle with an additional smaller layer on the top and bottom and popped it up in the centre of the card.

Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers once again, I die cut a rectangle out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card to the size of 4.25" x 3". The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I added in a lot of extra bricks to the image to create a solid brick wall. Using my Empress machine again and My Creative Time - Little Gift Tags, I die cut the sentiment. Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Ground Espresso was used to ink around the edges. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the back of it and popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly to finish off the card, I added a little pop dot from Gina Marie Designs.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Drive Thru - TLF026 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Nothing Begins - FLL021 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Ground Espresso

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Creative Memories - Hot Fudge (12" x 12"), Your Next Stamp - The Perfect Blend (6" x 6")

Die Cuts: My Creative Time - Rectangle Frame Layers, My Creative Time - Little Gift Tags (Retired)

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E27, E25, E23, E15, E21, E11, E08, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, B26, B23, B21

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C3, C2, C1, B000, Y00, N9, N7, N5

Road: W8, W6, W4

Wall: C2, C1, E97, E19, E08

Window and Signs: T5, T3, T1, T0, Y00, Y000

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.



Picket Fence!

Hi!
I think everyone dreams of having a house with a white picket fence when they are young, I know I did. I never had a white picket fence but I still had the house filled with love. I mean who wants to have to paint that fence anyway LOL (jk). This image is called "Garden Gate Background" and the sentiment matches perfectly called "Picket Fence Saying", both from High Hopes Stamps.
To start my design today, I stamped my image onto Copic Friendly paper using my MISTI. Next I coloured the image using my Copic Sketch Markers. I don't know what possessed me, but I fussy cut out most parts of the image. Whew, that took a bit of time. Using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass and a MFT cloud stencil, I created a sky background on a separate piece of paper and then glued it to the Designer Paper. I put foam tape on the back of the Garden Gate Background and popped it  up on the clouds. Some Crystal Stickles on the flowers and parts of the birdhouses to finish off my card.
Copics Used:
C0, C2, C9
R32, R83, R85, RV10
B000, B21, B23, B93, B95
YG03, YG05, YG17, G28
E25, E27
BV04, BV08, V20, V22, V25, V28
Y15, Y17, YR23, YR25
BG18, BG52

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, May 16, 2022

Birthday Buzzard

Howdy - 

I always need that special birthday card for that someone that needs a giggle to their card. And nothing fits better than Birthday Buzzard from High Hopes Stamps! 

This guy just cracks me up and is perfect! 

 This sweet Birthday Buzzard is colored with my Copics (colors below) and then went on a hunt for some papers. I wanted something more guy like possibly. I found some fun vintage feeling papers from SEI - love the colors. They have 70's feel almost to me. I layered them and went to do my normal sewing... UH OH... One of the kittens decided to run off with a part to my sewing machine. A much needed to work part. I scanned for it didn't find it. Guess I will be totally moving everything from on my desk and under my desk this week to find it. sighhh ok back to my card. Since I couldn't do any sewing which is really making me twitch a bit... I found a grass punch and decided to play with that. I stacked up my papers and card stock and then found a High Hopes Stamps sentiment. "Birthday Wishes" - cut it out and then matted it with an EK Success ticket punch. 

Copic colors used -


Love this image! Makes me grin. Now the no sewing that is really causing me some stress. But I will have to deal with it... at least until I find that little part! LOL 

Now you just must pop on over to the High Hopes Stamps web site and fall in love lots of fun fun fun images! You can get there by clicking HERE

 



Thursday, May 12, 2022

Good Morning Sunshine!

 I love the mornings I see the sunrise, they make me happy and some of them I look at and try to figure out what Copic colours I would use to colour them ...would that be considered distracted driving? <smile>

 I live in a small rural town so my drive to work every day is on country roads. I am also up very early and in the spring primarily, I am blessed to catch the sunrise. They just seem more stunning in the spring .... maybe that is because the winter is always long, dreary and dark where I live. 

It is catching the sunrise on my drive and seeing the sun come up behind the barns I pass that inspired my card using "Barn" and "Hello Sunshine" sentiment from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. Good Morning Sunshine



  After stamping on Copic marker friendly paper, I hand fussy cut the barn leaving a thin white edge. I set it aside and created my sun ray background using a stencil and some ink on watercolor paper. I find inks blend better and I can add more layers of ink on watercolor paper then card stock so that is what I use for ink and ink blending. After inking the background I cut it to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base. 

I wanted the stamp to be the centre of attention so I went with a grey gingham background for my other patterned paper. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with a circle die and added it above the sun rays ...it kind of looks like the sun coming up <wink>. Twine and enamel dots finish off my card.                                               

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Barn (TLF039) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Hello Sunshine (FDG031) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore Holiday - Honey Bee Stamps


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, sun ray stencil - Whimsy Stamps, Summer Sun ink - Stampin' Up, grass border die - Dress My Craft, twine, enamel dots


 Copic Markers:

Barn - R14 R27 R37 R59

Straw -Y11 Y15 YR23 Y26

Roof -T4 T6 T8 

Grass - YG25 G24 G28

Fence - E34 E35 E29

Weather Vane - C1 C2 C4 C5 




Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Love One An-udder!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made an Anniversary card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Cow Hugs - TT136 for the image and Love An Udder - F205 for the sentiment. Love this adorable combination and thought it would be great for an Inspirational card or an Anniversary card!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". Doodle Bug Designs Inc. - Down on the Farm cardstock background paper was cut to the size of 5.5" x 4.25" and adhered directly to the base using double-sided tape. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot and a finger dauber were used to ink around all of the edgs of the card. Using my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine and dies from Whimsy Stamps - Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set, I die cut one pattern out of Recollections - Black cardstock and a smaller cut from Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using PinkFresh Studio - Slim Stripes dies and my Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, I die cut some black stripes using the half-inch die from Recollections - Black cardstock. I added some U-Line double-sided tape to the backs of the 2 black pieces and popped them up onto the patterned background. Using scisssors, I cut off the excess from the black stripe after it was adhered to the base.

I stamped the main image and sentiment onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black. The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a Sakura Glaze - Black pen, and Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen to create the eyes. After the image was coloured in, I added some U-Line double-sided tape to it and popped it up onto the black die cut. Using my machine again, I die cut the sentiment using Gina K Designs - Sentiment Strips. This was popped up with Scrapbook Adhesives - Black 3D Foam Strips onto the black stripe. To finish off my card, I added 2 little button cows on either side of the sentiment from Dress It Up - In the Barnyard and Dress It Up - Mooove It.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Cow Hugs - TT136 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Love An Udder - F205 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Doodle Bug Designs Inc. - Down on the Farm - 6" x 6" paper pad, Recollections - Black

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Studio - Slim Stripes, Whimsy Stamps - Wavy Nested Frame Dies Set (WSD382), Gina K Designs - Sentiment Strips

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Anna Griffin Empress Mini Machine, Sakura Glaze - Black Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Dress It Up - In the Barnyard and Dress It Up - Mooove It

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Cows: N9, N7, N5, N0, E42, E41, E40, R30, R02, R01, R00, R000 (Eyes - Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen)

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, G07, G05

Flowers: B29, B26, B24, B21, YR16, YR12, E15, Y35, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y04, R46, R14, R08

Bow and Cow Bell: R46, R14, R08, Y38, Y35, Y17, Y15

Sky and Clouds: B60, B01, B00, B000, B0000

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.



Happy Thoughts!

Hello!
"Dancing Ellie" from High Hopes Stamps reminds me of my daughter when she was about 4 years old. She wanted to take Ballet lessons, so we enrolled her in the local dance school. OMGeeeeee it was too cute. All the little dancers in their black bodysuits with pink tutu's trying to be ballerina's. They tried so hard to be light on their feet, but it was more like a herd of elephants twirling and jumping around. Not dainty and quiet that's for sure LOL. I wonder if "Dancing Ellie" is light on her feet but I think she's probably more like those little ballerina's LOL.
To start my card, I stamped Ellie onto some Copic friendly paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used my Copic Sketch markers to colour in the image. I used papers form the Lawn Fawn's "Spring Fling" and Echo Park's "Mermaid Dreams" 6x6 collections. I inked all the edges of my papers with Distress Oxide ink in "Picked Raspberry". The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Happy Thoughts". To finish my card I added some Crystal Stickles and a flower "Spray".
Copics Used:
C00, C0, C1, C2, C5, C7
RV32, RV34, RV66, RV67
E93

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, May 9, 2022

Frog in Boxers

Howdy - MichelleO here today -  If you need an image to bring a smile to someone this is it! How can you not love High Hopes Stamps "Frog in Boxers"  and with the High Hopes Stamps sentiment "Hang in There!" it is just perfect to bring a smile! 

 
I colored with my copics (colors below) and then shaded with a few pencils. I cut out the image with a Circle die cut, cutting out the toes of the frog first and making sure they pop off the circle. 
 
Now I have to tell you about the pattern papers... LOL Months ago I was picking up a mess of paper pads the kittens had knocked off the shelf. While picking them up I glanced at this clothes line pattern paper. Thought it was cute and then put everything back on the shelf. When I chose this image to color up .. I remembered paper. Thought I knew right where it was... an hour later I finally found it! It was perfect for this image right?? From Cosmo Cricket the boyfriend collection I decided to use a few papers from the pad. Layered them up and sewed them together with straight and zig zag stitches. Placed the image front and center and then created a tag with an EK Success punch to use with the fabulous Hang in there! 

Copic colors used -


I love making cards that make me smile, I figure it will do the same for the person receiving it. For SO many image to bring a smile, pop over to the High Hopes Stamps Web Store HERE and fall in love with LOTS! 

Thanks! 


 

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Just Hoppin' By

  Spring has sprung and my back yard and neighbourhood are brimming with rabbits. I am only seeing adults at this point but I know in a few weeks there will be rare sightings of the little ones. The adults are eating the new plant growth in my flower bed but they do it every year and every year I still have flowers and plants so I don't get too upset with them. 

It's spring and the rabbits that inspired my card this week. I challenged myself to use a stamp for a different theme then what it was made for. "Easter Gnome" is perfect for Easter cards but I think he is also perfect for a just because, checking in, thinking of you type card.

                                                         

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Easter Gnome (SLF034) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Just Hoppin' (FFL030) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Watercolor Wash - MFT, Spring Plaid - Memory Box


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, ribbon, 3D foam pop dots, fish tail banner dies - Your Next Stamp, glitter dots


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11

Carrot - YR21 Y35 Y38 G21 G24 G28

Clothes - V20 V24 C4

Bunny/Ears - C1 C2 RV000 RV10




Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Birthday Hi!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Just Cruisin' - SLF022 for the image and Just Motorin' By - G309 for the sentiment. The gnomes are out again and this time their motoring by with a birthday "Hi!" for you.

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cut and scored to be 5.5" x 4.25". To create my background sky, I cut the Echo Parks Paper Co. - Birthday Wishes cardstock to the size of 5.5" x 1.75". With Lawn Fawn - Watercolor Wishes Rainbow - 6" x 6", I made 3 cuts. 5.5" x .75", 5.5" x 1.25" and with my Cuttlebug and Card Deco Essentials - Slimline Landscape Borders die, the tree landscape. I ran all of the pieces through my Xyron Creative Station and Xyron Create a Sticker. Using my Cuttlebug again and Recollections - Black cardstock, I die cut the road using My Favourite Things - Die-Namics - Open Road die.

The image and sentiment were both stamped onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card and the image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I fussy cut around the image and the sentiment and then added U-Line double-sided tape to pop them up onto the card later.

The card was now ready for assembly, starting at the bottom of the card, I applied the first piece of grass. I measured the distance of the road and then applied the second piece of green slightly lower than where the road would end. The sky piece was added next and then the tree scape. I used my E25 marker to make the tree trunks brown. I applied double-sided tape to the road piece and adhered it to the base. I popped up the image and the sentiment onto the background. Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass and a dauber were used to ink around the edges of the sky to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Just Cruisin' - SLF022 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Just Motorin' By - G309 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Lawn Fawn - Watercolor Wishes Rainbow - 6" x 6", Echo Parks Paper Co. - Birthday Wishes by Alisha Gordon - 6" x 6" Paper Pads, Recollections - Black cardstock

Die Cuts: My Favourite Things - Die-Namics - Open Road MFT-1138, Card Deco Essentials - Slimline Landscape Borders

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker and Xyron Creative Station

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Gnomes: E47, E44, E43, E41, E15, E08, E21, E11, E00, E000, YR18, YR14, BG72, BG57, BG49, BG45, BG32, BG11, BG09, BG05, BG02, BG01, Y02, Y00

Car: R59, R39, R37, R35, C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, B000

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, May 3, 2022

Springtime!

Happy Tuesday!
My craft room window looks out to my backyard and while I colour, I always glance up to see the bird activity. Lately there have been a lot of Robins eating worms and gathering items for their nests. When I saw this cute image called "Early Bird" from High Hopes Stamps it just made me giggle! It reminded me of my backyard and is a perfect image for Spring! I love the look on the worm's face, and how it looks like he's hanging on for dear life.
I stamped my image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured it in with my Copic Sketch markers. I tried to mimc what a Robbin looks like. I think maybe his belly should be a bit darker red. Next using a Spellbinder's Large Scalloped Octagon die, I cut the die out and a piece for behind my image. I used papers from the Echo Park's "I Love My Family" 6x6 paper collection. A simple design today with no embellishments. I'm just letting the image be the focus! The High Hopes "Springtime Joy" sentiment finishes off my card.
Copics Used:
Bird:E51, E55, E57, E59/ Y23, Y26/ R30, R32
Worm: E97, E99
Grass: YG17, YG03, G28
Outline: B000, B01

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, May 2, 2022

Country Garden

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I just LOVE coloring up spring, flowers and animals! My favorite time of the year! Well other than allergies. This week for High Hopes Stamps I colored up Country Garden - Such a sweet pretty image!  

Not only the sweet spring but also the country feel makes me happy! I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some papers from Paper Studio that have that soft country springy feel to them. I sewed down the layers and placed the image and sewed it down with a zig zag stitch. Zig Zag is fun and makes me happy too! LOL - A wonderful Happy Birthday Script from High Hopes Stamps is perfect for this image. I was looking for an embellishment and decided lets go with spring - country and what makes me smile and pulled out some adorable tiny pink buttons. Love buttons! 

Copic colors used -

Now pop over to High Hopes Stamps web store HERE and see hundreds and hundreds of images you will fall in love with! LOVE LOVE LOVE! 



Thursday, April 28, 2022

Warm Friendship

  I love adding stamps to my collection that make me smile and "Turtle Friends" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps does just that. I smile because it brings back a special memory for me. We were having hubby's family and our son and his girlfriend over for dinner.  

When our son and his girlfriend came he walked in to the house with a grin and his hand behind his back. He said hi and then presented me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.....just because.........sweet right?! And to make the day even sweeter, my hubby had brought me flowers earlier in the day too! Yup, I was one spoiled lady that night.



 I stamped my image on alcohol marker friendly paper I coloured it with Copic markers and cut it out with a square xstitch die. Next I cut patterned paper from the the Coffee and Friends pad by Echo Park to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base. I added each piece of patterned paper to matching card stock and glued everything down. Then I stamped the sentiment, cut it out with a fish tail banner die and mounted it on to card stock. A stitched ribbon bow and enamel dots finish off my card. 


Card Recipe 

Stamp: Turtle Friends (TDG026) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiment - Friendship (FDG023) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper: Coffee and Friends - Echo Park 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, ribbon, fish tail banner die, enamel dots, square xstitch die - Gina Marie Designs


 Copic Markers:

Tree - E34 E35 E29

Turtles - YG17 YG67 G29 YG25 G24 G28 E55 E57 E29

Mouths - R20

Flowers/Bowtie - E01 E02 E93 E95 Y04 YG01 YG03

Grass YG01 YG03

White gel pen 



Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!



Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hedgies Happy Birthday!!

It’s Wednesday, and this week, I made a birthday card using High Hopes Rubber Stamps Hedgie Stack - TDG027 for the image and Mini Sentiment Set #1 - HLL001 for the sentiment. These little hedgies are excited to wish someone special a very Happy Birthday!

To make my card this week, I began with a card base of Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb. cardstock, cut and scored to be 5.5" x 5.5". I cut the Crafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock - Gold cardstock background paper to the size of 5.5" x 5.5" and adhered it directly to the base using double-sided tape. AITOH Origami - Print Chiyogami - Butterflies paper was cut to the size of 5.25" x 5.25" and glued on top of the gold paper. Using my Couture Creations - Go Power and Emboss and PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, I die cut another square from Crafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock - Gold and Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. I popped up the gold die cut onto the floral background using U-Line double-sided tape. I stamped the main image onto the Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black.

The image was coloured in with Copic Markers. I used a Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen to create some more texture in the fur by just dabbing it everywhere. I'm hoping that it looks like little spikes at the end of their fur. I applied U-Line double-sided tape to the back of the coloured image and popped it up onto the gold die-cut. I stamped the sentiment using my MISTI and Memento - Tuxedo Black ink onto Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card. Using a 3/4" punch, I punched out the circle surrounding the sentiment. Then, using my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time - Bunch of Fun Circle Dies, I die cut a slightly larger circle out of a scrap piece of gold paper from Crafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock - Gold. I ran the sentiment through my Xyron Create a Sticker and attached it directly to the gold circle. Using some U-Line double-sided tape, I popped it up onto the coloured image. Lastly, to complete my card, I added in some PinkFresh Studio - Essentials Jewel Mix and flowers gems from the Dollar Store.

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hedgie Stack - TDG027 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Mini Sentiment Set #1 - HLL001 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill - Premium Colour 100 lb., Crafter's Companion - Luxury Cardstock - Gold, AITOH Origami - Print Chiyogami - Butterflies

Die Cuts: PinkFresh Essentials: Folk Edge Squares, My Creative Time - Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Tools: MISTI - Most Incredible Stamping Tool, U-Line double-sided tape, Couture Creations - Go Power and Emboss, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen, PinkFresh Studio - Essentials Jewel Mix, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

HedgeHogs: T7, T5, T4, T3, E51, E50, R30, R22, R21, R20 (Eyes - Sakura Glaze - Black, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen), Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Leaves and Grass: G99, YG67, YG17, YG13, G21

Flowers: Y17, RV02, RV10, RV00

Tree and Limbs: E31, E27, E25, E23

Sky: B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Willow!

Hello!
I'm popping in today to share my card using the adorable "Willow" from the "Spring Fever" release over at High hopes Stamps. Isn't she so pretty?! I sure wish I could grow flowers that tall!
I started my card by stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured Willow in using my Copic Sketch markers. I decided to paper piece her dress, so I stamped her again onto my designer paper and fussy cut out the dress. My papers today are from the Kaisercraft "Sea Breeze" 6x6 collection. After cutting the image out with a Gina Marie Double Ropes Oval, I then glued her dress onto her body. The "Smell The Flowers" sentiment also from High Hopes, seemed to be perfect for this image! A splattering of gems finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E01, E21, R20
Hair: W5, W7, W10
Flowers: BG45, BG49, Y35, Y38
Butterfly: RV02, RV04
Leaves & Grass: YG06, YG07, YG09

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