Am I the only one who gets a spring in their step with the first true days of spring? The days when the sun is bright, and warm and the sky is blue. Feels odd to say it but the first couple of days like that make me feel excited for nice weather and the flowers that will come up in my gardens. When I saw "Pogoin' Dragon" in the High Hopes Stamps line up he seemed to feel the same way so I created a fairly simple scene with him as the focus as he bounces around simply .... enjoying spring!
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Monday, April 24, 2023
Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I have pulled out one of my very first! Many Many years ago I placed my first order with High Hopes Stamps - I think the first stamps I had ever ordered online before. This sweet little girl was in that first order. This is "Jolie's Little Friend" and I adore her!
Normally I color her in denim and reds... or pinks. This time I decided she needed some fun bright colors! And who wouldn't like a pair of bright green overalls? So I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then went and found some papers from Kaiser Craft Tropical Punch collection. Layered things up and sewed down the layers with zig zag and straight stitches. And then in the paper collection I found this sweet little scallop punch out lace for a border.
The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps and just perfect for this image. "Smell the Flowers" PERFECT!
I decided her shirt needed some polka dots - Nuvo white paint dots. Then added three dots for embellishments.
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Love the happy feel of this image and the cards created with it. Adorable. To see more images that make you happy as well click HERE and enjoy all the fun!
Thursday, April 20, 2023
We have been celebrating spring all month long and for me part of spring is Mother's Day. I am blessed to have both my Mom and Mother in Law in my life and for that I am so grateful. Both of them are strong and full of wisdom....and they both like flowers! So, when I saw the "Pansy Arrangement" in the High Hopes Stamps line up, I knew I had to use it to make a Mother's Day card for one of them.
Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Monday, April 17, 2023
Howdy - MichelleO here today! And today I am coloring up Spring Bunny Sampler for High Hopes Stamps - This is such a fun image to color!
Spending the afternoon coloring - how fun is that!! I colored with my Copics (colors below) I then went digging into some older papers for some spring papers. These are Heidi Grace papers. Love the glitter on them. I created a scalloped mat with an EK Success punch, then sewed down all the layers with a zig zag stitch. My image is sewn on to a white mat as well. It needed a little more... and for spring that had to be flowers right?
A few mulberry flowers and some Martha Stewart leaves punches in the corner with a yellow brad. Love how this one came out. And adore those bunnies!
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To see more fabulous Spring images at High Hopes Stamps pop over HERE to get there fast!
Thanks so much!
Thursday, April 13, 2023
It is easy to know when spring is in the air. Of course the snow is melting, the sun is out more and the signs pop up every where for local soccer registration. My siblings and I grew up playing soccer so as soon as the side and back yards were dry, we would be out there running around and practicing our soccer skills. My Mom often encouraged us to "get outside"! but I think that was more to get us out of her hair so she could have some peace and quiet!
"Soccer Star" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps reminds me of these fun times especially when the three neighbours came over and we played a game of soccer.
Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Monday, April 10, 2023
Howdy - MichelleO posting today - Spring is here? Or close? So I am having fun with a sweet little Spring Ducky! This is Rainy Day Ducky -
Totally adorable right? I colored with my Copics ( colors below ) I then found some papers from SEI that I just love, and they are glossy! I sewed down the layers with zig zag stitch and matted the image with a green card stock with a straight stitch. Love how the duck pops! Then I just had to do more... So I added some Nuvo glitter clear paint pen for the puddle - and felt like why not? So I made it rain! Love how it turned out.
The sentiment is a fun favorite with a rainy image. "Dot Rain or Shine" It is perfect right? This one made me happy - hope the person who gets it has the same happy feeling!
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For LOTS of fun Spring images pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web site HERE and fall in love!
Thursday, April 6, 2023
Happy Spring! For the month of April, the High Hopes design team will be celebrating all things Spring! My first post features "Duckie Flying Kite". I remember trying to fly a kite a few times as a child but I don't remember being successful at it. Duckie seems to be a pro and is enjoying flying his kite on a beautiful spring day.
Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Monday, April 3, 2023
This week for High Hopes Stamps I went cute and yet bold! This image is Raindrops Willa - I adore her!
She is colored with Copics (colors below) Then I added some Nuvo Glitter for those raindrops. Love the glitter drops. My papers are from Daisy's D's collection. A little shabby.. yet very bold and bright! I sewed down the layers with a zig zag stitch, and then added an EK Success punch border to a band of pattern paper. All sewn down. Wilma was also sewn down to a piece of kraft card stock. The sentiment from High Hopes Stamps "Rain or Shine". Such a sweet image for a friend. Punched with an EK Success Ticket punch lined with a red Copic marker.
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Love the bright colors on this one. Especially with one of my favorite High Hopes Stamps! What is your favorite? Click HERE to create a list of your favorites as well!
Thank you -