Thursday, August 31, 2023

Boo Family Halloween

 Today I am sharing a fun card that is Halloween themed but in some non-traditional Halloween colours. I'm not sure what this card style is called but it is a fun fold and the stamped image slides up or down the card and is removed to reveal the inside. The "Boo Family In Frame" and the "Boo-tiful Day" sentiment fit perfectly on to the "slider". 

I stamped the Boo family on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured it with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it. I set it aside and created my card base. The link to the video I followed is broken but I will re link it if it becomes available. After creating the card base I used patterned paper from an old We R Memory Keepers pad and cut the papers to fit. 
To create the inside, I added a piece of white card stock to the patterned paper and added a fun row of houses, a spooky tree, a spider web and the Happy Halloween sentiment. I glued the stamped image and Boo-tiful Day sentiment to the "slider" for the front of the card. All paper is edged with black soot Distress ink and enamel dots finish off my card.

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Boo Family In Frame (P125)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Boo-tiful Day (E233), Happy Halloween Script (F232)
Patterned Paper - Fall - Echo Park, stash 

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, tree die - Gina Marie Designs, spider web and houses dies - Your Next Stamp, Black Soot Distress ink, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Frame - E34 E35 E29
Sky/Nose - N4 N5 N8 N10
Ties  - BG72 BG75 BG79 B99
Tongue - R20
Shading - N0 N1 N2 Blender
Stars - Y11 Y15 Y18

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, August 28, 2023

Free Broom Rides

Howdy -  MichelleO here today -

Fall is coming!! Time to get a few Halloween Cards made. High Hopes Stamps has some adorable fun friends to color up for you projects. This image is "Free Broom Rides" - Such  a cute little witch!  


 Decided she was a bright fashionable witch so I matched up the Halloween papers from DCWV and went bold and colorful for her!  

After coloring her I found my Nuvo Glitter paint pen and added some bling to her stars and to the broom. Why the broom? Well it has to have some magical features right? 

All the layers are sewn down with both straight and zig zag stitches. 

My sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps - "Happy Halloween Script

Love that font!! 

A few orange rhinestone brads to hold the tag punched sentiment. 

Copic colors used -


Fun Halloween card! For many many more fun images pop over to the High Hopes Stamps 

web store HERE and fall in love with a bunch yourself! 


Thursday, August 24, 2023

Rudy's Happy Harvest

 It is time for crops to be harvested and that means my daily commute usually includes a tractor or two. Crops are coming off the fields and the farmers are working hard to feed their families and animals. One of the places I drive by has a garden at the front of a corn field and for awhile they had a homemade scarecrow "standing" at the edge of the garden. It made me smile to see the aluminum pie plates blowing in the breeze and inspired my card featuring "Lg. On Guard Rudy" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. He is going to be happy to rest after the crops are off the fields and the produce is out of the garden! 

After stamping Rudy on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured him with Copic markers and hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge to help him stand out on my background. I found a piece of blue paper in my stash for the sky and added that to a piece of  card stock and patterned paper from Echo Park. 
To create my scene, I die cut some grass, clouds and a fence and added them to the blue paper.  I used the cut off piece of patterned paper to add a few pieces to the side to help tie the card together. A stamped sentiment cut with a fish tail banner and some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Lg. On Guard Rudy (T048)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Bold Happy Harvest (G085)
Patterned Paper - Fall - Echo Park, stash 

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, fence die - Dies To Die For, grass die - Your Next Stamp, cloud die - Die'sires, fish tail die - Whimsy Stamps

Copic Markers
Pants/Bandana - B91 B93 B95 B97 B99
Straw - Y11 Y19 YT24 E17
Shirt/Patches  - YR15 YR16 YR68 E09
Crow/Nose - N4 N5 N8 N10
Beak/Feet  - Y11 Y15 Y17
Face/Rope - E40 E41 E42 E43
Post - E23 E35 E37 E87
Hat/Boots - E55 E43 E47
Flower - YG 17 YG67 G28 B39 Y11 Y15 Y17 YR15 YR16 YR68 E09

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, August 21, 2023

Little Nutty Buddy

Howdy - MichelleO here today -

 What a fun Fall image! This is from High Hopes Stamps "Little Nutty Buddy", So fun! 


Colored with my Copics (colors below) - Then I went looking for Pattern papers, normally I do that first, but I got to coloring and then realized I needed papers. Digging deep in my stash I found some fall Prima Marketing papers. Wasn't sure about going with the green, but then I think it worked and wasn't too much brown. So all the layers are sewn down with straight and zig zag stitches. 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Bold Happy Harvest"  - fun for the image and any card. I added some brown enamel dots for added fun. 

Copic colors used -

Loving coloring the fall cards. Hoping that the weather starts to follow soon!! Pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web store HERE


Saturday, August 19, 2023

Snowman Stocking & Candy Cane Wishes

 Happy Saturday everyone!!

I'm popping in today to share our adorable image called Snowman Stocking which I have paired with Candy Cane Wishes 2.  This image makes me feel so festive, just can't wait for the holiday season to get here again this year.

I decided to colour this image with both traditional & non traditional Christmas colours.  I liked the way it turned out, hope you do as well.

Copic Colours

Yellow - Y19, Y17, Y15
Warm Grey Mitten Bottom - W6, W4, W2
Warm Grey Mitten Top - W3, W1, W00
Black Hats - T8, T6, T4
Holly Leaves - G46, G43, G40
Red - R89, R46, R24
Green - G09, G07, G05
Pom Pom - W4, W2, W0
Carrot Noses - YR18, YR16, YR15
Arms - E44
Snowmen Shading - B000, B0000 with 0 Blender

Misc - Cottage Cutz Cross Stitched Ovals, Red & Candlelight Cardstock, Echo Park "Wish Upon A Star" 6 x 6 pad, Carta Bella "This is Christmas" 6 x 6 pad, snowflake punch, enamel dots, Copic friendly cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, organza ribbon, Crystal Stickles

Thanks so much for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Hangin' With Friends

 This week, I challenged myself to use a Halloween themed stamp for a card that isn't for Halloween. I have a few friends who love Halloween and I love hanging out with them so I decided to use the "Bat Friends" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps for a just because, thinking of you type card that I can send to one of them.

I stamped onto alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the stamp leaving a thin white edge. I set it aside and found an old Authentique paper pad that had the perfect colours and patterns to match my Halloween/not Halloween theme. I cut a black frame to go behind the stamp using two rectangle dies and cut a piece of spider web paper slightly smaller to go inside the rectangle. All of the patterned paper is edged with black ink. I stamped the sentiment and added it to the side of the frame and glued everything down. The stamped image was added using foam pop dots to add some dimension and the card is finished off with enamel dots and die cut bats. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Bat Friends (TT043)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Hangin' With You (G195)
Patterned Paper - Moonlit Collection - Authentique

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, rectangle die, enamel dots, foam dots, bat die - Your Next Stamp

Copic Markers
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Teeth - white gel pen
Black - N4 N5 N8 N10
Wings - Y38 YR16 YR18 E09
Shirt - C1 C2 C4
Branch - E23 E25 E27 E47

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, August 14, 2023

Ryan & Ainsley

Howdy- MichelleO here today :0)

Common On Fall!! Ready for those cooler temps and pretty fall colors and flowers. So this week for High Hopes Stamps I colored up some fall with a cute little image "Ryan & Ainsley"  

Adore these two sweet little mice. And love that the image can be colored for fall or for spring. Loving the fall right now. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then decided to dig in my stash of older papers to find scraps of these Graphic 45 papers. I sewed all the layers down and then the image is given a little vintage look with some Ranger Tea Dye ink around the edges and black Copic around the edges for a faux mat look. The Sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Happy Fall Y'all!" I love the font on this one. 

Then to add even more fall I added some mulberry sunflowers with Martha Stewart Leaves punches and button centers. Sunflowers are just so happy aren't they? 

Copic colors used -

There is so many fabulous Fall images to have fun with at High Hopes Stamps - click HERE to jump to the store fast! 

Thanks so much

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Giving away Free Broom Rides!

 Happy Tuesday HH fans!

I'm popping in today to share our adorable Halloween image called Free Broom Rides.  I'm sure I have mentioned this at least once or twice before...I love to colour Halloween images.  Ya I know stop the repeat record...I just can't help myself lol.  

I have the perfect person in mind to give this card to this year, I'm hoping she likes it.

I dug into my box of dies & grabbed all the Halloween ones.  I have several that I have never used before.  So I used a couple of Memory Box dies on this card - Haunted Web #99007 & Batty Border #98694.  They maybe retired now but I'm sure you can find similar ones if you are in need.

Copic Colours
Skin - E000, E00, E02, E13, R02
Hair - V17, V15, V12
Shading around Witch - W2, W1, W00
Shading on ground - W6,W4, W2, W00
Cat, Spider & Band on Broom - C8, C6, C4
Cheeks on Cat - R22
Hat - B23, C7, C5, C3
Sign Post - E47, E44, E43
Sign - E44, E43, E42
Ban on Hat, Stars, Socks, Hair Ribbon, Bottom of dress - YG17, YG25, YG21
Dress - YG17, YG45, YG21
Grass - G46, G43, G40
Dress, Shoes & Stripes - B18, B16, B14
Broom - YR27, YR24, YR23, YR21


Misc supplies - Misc Baubles, Bazzil Black & Purple, AC Warm Gray cardstock, American Craft Patterned Paper

Thanks for poppin' by...happy stampin'!

Thursday, August 10, 2023

With Love

 Fall is just around the corner and the High Hopes design team will be celebrating all things fall this month. Fall is my favourite time of year. I love the cooler temperatures, the cozy sweaters and the colours. I'm not a huge apple lover but there is something about the first apple pie or apple crunch made with the fresh apples of the season that warms my insides. It is this first fresh apple pie of fall, usually enjoyed at Thanksgiving that inspired this weeks card featuring "Apple Pie Anyone" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured this adorable stamp with Copic markers and cut it out using a circle die. I cut the bottom off the circle and cut a card stock piece to put behind it. I wanted a soft, home, Grandma's kitchen feel to my card so patterned paper from Honey Bee and Echo Park were perfect for the card. I cut the lace paper into two strips and put the stamped image on top, stamped the sentiment and added it across the corner. A bow, enamel dots and Doodlebug Sprinkles finish off my card.

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Apple Pie Anyone (SS024)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Baked With Love (FLL028)
Patterned Paper - New Day - Echo Park, Summer Stems - Honey Bee Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, circle die, enamel dots, ribbon, Doodlebug Sprinkles

Copic Markers
Feet/Ears - E01 E93 E95
Body - C1 C2 C4 C5 R21
Pie Plate - YG61 YG63 YG67 
Leaves - YG01 YG03 YG17
Apples - R14 R24 R27 R59
Pie Crust - E30 E31 E43
    Stems - E34 E35 E29
Apple Cores - E50 E51 E55

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

It's time for some mini snowmen!!

 Happy Tuesday HH fans!!

I'm popping in today to share some minis.....featuring our Snowman Mini Set with our Four Paned Frame.  I've had this idea in my mind for a while now.  The set comes with two different frames but ya know sometimes you just have to go outside the box lol.  I stamped & coloured the three snowmen then fussy cut them out.  Cutting these little cuties out was super easy.  I then stamped the Four Panel Frame & cute those out as well.  When I cut out the frames I followed the un-uniform of the lines...don't know if I said that right but you get the idea.  I coloured the edges &the inside of each frame.  I glued my images down inside the frames.

I pulled out the old embossing folders & found my Swiss Dots folder.  Gosh I used to use the a lot when I first got it...Swiss Dots on every card lol.  It's been several years since then so the time arrived to dust it off & get it back in action.  I think this 3" panel just makes the snowmen pop...what do you think?

Copic Colours
Snowman with Candy Cane
Buckle - W3, W1, W0
Hatband & Mitts - W8, W6, W4
Candy Cane & Berry - R39, R29
Holly - G28, G46, G43
Nose - C6, C4, C2
Snowman - C2, C0
Cheeks & Mouth - R02, R01, R000 with 0 Blender
Snowman Shading - C1, C00 with 0 Blender

Purple - V17, V15, V12
Blue Green - BG57, BG49, BG45
Nose - C6, C4, C2
Cheeks & Mouth - R02, R01, R000 with 0 Blender
Snowman Shading - C1, C00 with 0 Blender

Winky Snowman
Black - C9, C7, C5
Blue - B24, B23, B21
Buckle - C4, C2, C0
Scarf Grey - C4, C2, C0
Cheeks & Mouth - R02, R01, R000 with 0 Blender
Snowman Shading - C1, C00 with 0 Blender


Misc items - Bo Bunny Patterned Paper Powder Mountain, Stickles Diamond, Navy Organza & Enamel Dots, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic friendly cardstock, Navy cardstock

Thanks for poppin' by...happy stampin'!

Monday, August 7, 2023

Annie's Bushel

Howdy - MichelleO here today and it is time to start up those Fall cards! Common cooler Weather! Back to School and Halloween are all coming soon. For my card I pulled out Annie's Bushel - love the fall feel of this sweet image!  

 I found some papers from Graphic 45 in my stash - love the colors and went with them for this image's coloring with my Copics. (colors below) All the layers are sewn down with a Fiskar's border punch, tiny red brads as embellishments. Great Country feel - 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "If friends were apples" Makes a great sentiment to send a smile to a friend !

Copic colors used -

I've colored this image in softer colors before and loved it. But I am thinking these bold dark colors are fun too! That is the great thing about this hobby... one image can be used so many ways! 

Have you seen the High Hopes Stamps web site lately? There is so much to fall in love with and have fun coloring! Click HERE to get there quick! 

Thanks so much! 

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Frightfully Delightful!!

 Happy Sunday HH fans!

I'm popping in today to share this handsome dude named Frankie.  Isn't he just a cutie?!

I decided to go way outside of the box today & create my own background using some watercolour paper & inks.  It's not fancy but it did the trick, at least for me.  I used Distress Ink Forest Moss & Memento London Fog for the background.

I used a couple of dies on this card - Memory Box Willow Tree #98695 & Frantic Stamper Bats & Ghost.  Both of these have been in my stash forever so they might already be retired.

I stamped my sentiment Frightfully Delightful on Copic friendly paper & fussy cut them out.  I used Copic YG00 & W2 to help them blend into the background a little better.

I fussy cut Frankie & while doing that I accidently cut the wire on the Treat Pot.  So I used some green twine & created my own faux wire.

Copic Colours
Jacket - BV09. V17, V15
Pants - C9, C7, C5
Boots - C10, C8, C6, C4
Face, Ears, Nose & Hands - G24, YG03, YG11
Shirt - YR27, YR68, YR15
Pumpkin - YR18, YR68, YR15
Pumpkin Mouth - C6, C4, C2
Hair - N9, N7, N5
Candy - E33, E31, E30, Y38, Y35, Y32, Y19, Y17, Y15
Bolts - C6, C4, C2
Tooth - C2, C0
Bat - W8, W6, W4, W2, R02


Thanks for poppin' by....happy stampin'!

Friday, August 4, 2023

Who doesn't love happy mail?

 Happy Friday HH fans!!

I'm popping in today to share a Christmas card using Happy Mail.  Who doesn't love something other than a bill in the mail...count me in on that!

I have this cutie coloured for a while now & decided it was time to use it.  I can't count how many Christmas cards I still have to make this year.

For many years my daughter had fact we had 2, Kovu & Kaylee.  They both lived for almost 6 years & we miss them so much.  They had very different personalities.  Kovu was very warm and sweet, Kaylee a little more feisty.  They both loved to have their baths though.

Copic Colours
Feet & Nose - W8, W6, W4
Snow & Shading - BG000, BG0000
Cheek & Mouth - R01
Mailbox, Ribbon & Candy Cane - BG07, BG05, BG02
Green - G09, G05, G03
Red - R59, R39, R37
Letters - E53, E51, E50
Mailbox Post - E27, E25, E23
Hedgehog Skin - E000, E00, E01, E11, E13
Hedgehog - YR27, YR24, E35, E33, E31

Misc Supplies - Organza Ribbon, Altnew Enamel Dots, MFT Stitched Circles, Polkadoodles Gnome for the Holidays paper, Echo Park Winter Park paper

Thanks for popping by...happy stampin'!

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Stirrin' some brew!!

 Happy August HH fans!

I'm going to get this month started with one of my favourite things to colour.....a Halloween card.  I absolutely love the colours for Halloween & this year I have several friends & co-workers to give cards to.  So I will be blogging a few images this month using Halloween images.  Let's go....!!

This adorable image is called Witchy Poo Stirrin' Brew and I paired her with a simple but sweet Happy Halloween sentiment.

I did some shading around the image & the Happy Halloween sentiment with my C1, C0 & C00 Copics.  I just thought the stark white of the cardstock didn't really fit the idea I had in my head.

I stamped this cutie in Memento Tuxedo Black on Copic friendly cardstock, in this case I used Hammermill.  In fact I use Tuxedo Black for all my images that will be coloured with Copic markers.

The sentiment I cut out using Stitched Circle dies from MFT & punched a 1/4" whole to make it a little tag.  I added some bling with Stickles, Sparkly Enamel dots & some misc. purple satin ribbon.  The patterned paper is an older Bo Bunny pad called Fright Delight.

Copic Colours
Straw - Y35, Y17, Y15
Brew Pot & Shoes - C10, C8, C6
Black Hat & Pumpkin Face - T10, T8, T6
Bubbles - C2
Blue - B18, B16, B14
Green - YG09, YG07, YG05
Purple - V09, V06, V05
Twine on Straw - E43
Wooden Spoon - E44, E43, E41
Yellow - Y08, Y06, Y04
Orange - YR27, YR18, YR16, YR15
Grass - G46, G43, G40
Pumpkin Leaves - G85, G82


Thanks for visiting today....happy stampin'!