Thursday, September 28, 2023

Hedgehog Bubbles

  The ultimate stress relief or if I had been on my feet all day was a nice hot bubble bath. I haven't done it in years but when I was in the restaurant industry or had spent a weekend at a trade show, there was nothing like coming home and sinking in to a hot bubble bath. My favourite kind was chocolate fudge sundae which sadly isn't made anymore - yup, they made a bubble bath that smelled like chocolate! When I saw the "Baby Hedgehog" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, it reminded me of the days when a hot bubble bath helped me find my smile again. 

After stamping and colouring with Copic markers, I cut the stamp out with a square xstitch die. Patterned paper from an old Pebbles pad were perfect for my design and 5.5" x 5.5" base. I stamped the sentiment, cut it out using a fishtail banner die and cut some matching card stock and patterned paper to add as well. Some sheer ribbon from my stash and enamel dots finish off my card.

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Baby Hedgehog (RDG016)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Filled With Bubbles (H119) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Lullaby - Pebbles

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, enamel dots, ribbon, xstitch die - Gina Marie Designs, fishtail banner die

Copic Markers
Hedgie  - W1 W3 W4 W6 E50 E51 E53 E55
Nose - W4 W6 W7
Water/Bubbles - B000 B00 B41 B52 blender
Tub - C1 C2 C4 C5 C7
Cloth - Y11 Y15 Y35 Y17
Shadow - C1 C2

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

If my friends where apples!!!

 Happy Tuesday HH Fans!!

I'm poppin' in today to share our image called Tommy Turkey with you.  I think this guy wants us to eat pie instead of him lol...just sayin'!  Just look at his's like please, please not me.

I thought this would make an super sweet friendship card & I have the perfect person in mind to send it too.  So I paired Tommy with the sentiment If friends were apples!

Copic Colours
Feet & Hat Buckle - W5, W3, W2
Grass - G46, G43, G40
Apples, Hat Band & Gobbler - R59, R39, R29
Blue - B37, B34, B32
Beak - Y28, Y26, Y23
Cheeks - E04, E02, E01, E00
Basket & Sign - E27, E25, E23
Turkey - E18, E17, E15, E13, E11


Misc stuff - Copic friendly cardstock, Memento Tuxedo black ink, enamel dots, ribbon & Echo Park Fall 6 x 6 pad

Thanks for poppin' in today & happy stampin'!

Monday, September 25, 2023

Thankful Friends

Howdy - MichelleO here today and this week for High Hopes Stamps I am thinking Fall and Fall Holidays - Thanksgiving comes to mind first for me - Always have loved cooking up that big holiday meal and sharing with loved ones. I went through all the great images at High Hopes Stamps Thanksgiving images - I chose "Thankful Friends


Fun image! I colored with my Copics (colors below) And then went digging in my stash of papers. Found some Fiskars papers that I liked with the fall image. Stacking up three of the patterns, and using black card stock for the base and a mat. 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Scripty Happy Thanksgiving" a little faux orange mat with a copic marker. I needed a little more for the card - and found some great enamel dots that matched the pattern papers perfectly. 

Love the fall feel of this one, there are so many great images for fall at High Hopes Stamps. Click HERE to get straight to having fun looking for your next images. 

Copic colors used -

Thanks so much - 


Saturday, September 23, 2023

Standing with some SASS!

 Happy Tuesday HH Fans!

I'm poppin' in today to share this cutie just standing with some sass....she is called Standing Witchy Poo.  The look on her face just cracks me up.  

I used some pretty bold patterned paper in the background...or should I say busy paper.  Typically I shy away from that so that's why my stash is full of it.  But I decided to brave the day & use this piece from the We R Memory Keepers Spookville pad.  It's a seriously old pad but I still like it.  The colours are very muted so I seemed like a good fit behind my very bright witch.  What do you think?

I paired this witch with our sentiment called Take Flight.  I know she isn't flying...but look at that face, she's thinking about it.

Copic Colours
Orange - YR27, YR18, YR16
Black - T9, T7, T6
Hair - YG03, YG01, YG00
Purple - V09, V06, V05
Green - YG09, YG07, YG05
Yellow - Y08, Y06, Y04
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E04


Misc stuff - We Ro memory Keepers Spookville pad, YNS Grass Die, Memory Box Weathered Tree, Copic friendly cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Stickles Glitter

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Fairy Smiles

 It has been awhile since I added to my Thinking of You, Just Because card stash and it is getting low so I decided to add to my stash with this card featuring "Fairy On A Log" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps in some fall colours. I love to send a card to a friend or family member I haven't been able to connect with for awhile. 

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper and colouring with Copic markers, I hand fussy cut the stamp leaving a thin white edge. I added some sparkle pen to her wings and the flower petals. 
 Patterned paper from Simple Stories and Honey Bee Stamps were perfect for my card so I cut them to fit my 4.25" x 5.5" base. All paper is edged with ink to help the layers pop. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out with a sentiment strip and cut a matching piece of card stock to go behind it. The stamp is added to the card front with foam pop dots and the card is finished off with enamel dots. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Fairy On A Log (SLF030)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Sending Smiles (G276) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Autumn Afternoon - Honey Bee, Simple Vintage Great Escape - Simple Stories

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, enamel dots, Toffee Crunch Memento Ink, foam pop dots, large labels - Spellbinders, sentiment strip - Whimsy Stamps, Spectrum Clear Sparkle Pen

Copic Markers
Log/Hair  - E34 E35 E29
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04 R20
Mushrooms- E08 E09 E18 E41 E42 E57
Dress - G40 G43 G24 BG96
Flower - Y21 YR21 YR24 E34 E35 E29 
Grass - G43 G24 BG96
Shoes - E41 E42 E57
Wings - E40 E41 E42 blender

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Take a ride & dream big!

 Happy Tuesday HH fans!

I'm popping in today to share our cute little image called Witchy Ride.

I love the smile this little gal has on her face....she is lovin' her ride. All while thinking big dreams & enjoying the magic of the day!

Copic Colours
Hair - YG09, YG07, YG06
Dress & Cape - V09, V06, V05
Skin - E13, E02, E00, E000, R02
Hat - C9, C7, C5
Pumpkin Leaves - G28, G24, G21
Pumpkin Stem - E27, E25, E23
Pumpkin - E19, YR18, YR15, Y17
Cat - E99, E97, YR04
Bat, Spider & Shoes - T9, T6, T4
Hat Buckle - C7, C5
Bird & Band on Broom - N6, N4, N2


Misc stuff - Copic friends cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, enamel dots

Thanks for poppin' in today, happy stampin'!

Monday, September 18, 2023

Apple Pie Anyone

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am so happy to say... Fall is here! And that makes me think of all the spices - Now for many that is all the pumpkin everything that appears this time of year. But me I fall more in the apple pie section! And I so I went looking for this cute little image "Apple Pie Anyone"from High Hopes Stamps.


Colored with my Copic markers, and then went looking for papers to match up. I found some making memories scraps that just make me feel warm. Love the old fashion cross stitch paper with apple pie theme. 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps - "If friends were apples.."  

Copic colors used -

Love the warm feel of this one! And now I want apple pie... 

For lots of fabulous image to have fun with this fall. Make sure to pop over to the High Hopes Stamps web store HERE and fall for LOTS! 

Thanks so much! 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Halloween Bat Friends

 Happy Saturday HH fans!

I'm popping in today to share our adorable image called Bat Friends.  I also added the Eek image to this it!  I've said it before & I'll say it again I LOVE to colour Halloween images lol.  The colours just give me so much inspiration & I can't get enough of them.

For this little cutie I decided to place him on the card right side up instead of down.  I think he looks kinda' cool, don't you?

I was visiting a friend a couple of weeks ago & she had this amazing Brutus Monroe Haunted Mansion 6 x 6 paper pack.  The colours matched perfectly to how I coloured the I swiped a few pieces of paper.  I wonder if she will notice she is missing some paper lol.

Copic Colours
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, R02, R00
Bats - C9, C7, C5
Noses - C3, C1, C0
Pants & Boots - C10, C8, C6
Wings - C10, C8, C6, T3, R59, R46, R27
Branch - E29, E27, E25
Bow Tie - R59, R46, R27
Jacket - V28, V25, V22
Shirt - C3, C1, C0

Misc stuff - Copic friendly cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, enamel dots, ribbon

Bat Friends TT043 & Eek HH100

I hope you enjoy today's post, thanks for poppin' by!

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Home For Christmas

 I missed Christmas last year. There was a three day snow storm that started on Dec. 24 and didn't stop until Dec. 27. It was literally like we were in a snow globe and not safe to travel anywhere. I'm not sure if I could have even walked to my Mom's if I lived closer but being snowed in and a Christmas snow storm was the inspiration for my card featuring "Christmas Gofer" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.

I stamped onto alcohol marker friendly paper and coloured with Copic markers. I hand sketched some extra snow banks and used a Copic multi liner pen on them when I was happy with their placement. I added the lines because I wanted it to look like big, deep piles of snow that this adorable gofer was trying to get through. I found some paper from Whimsy Stamps for my background paper and cut it to size and cut some trees out of a border die. Then, I held my breath and splattered some watered down white acrylic paint over the whole scene to look like he was in a blizzard. 

I chose two sentiments to mask off and stamp to create the sentiments for my card. Some sparkly snowflakes cut out of a snowflake border die and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Christmas Gofer (TDG003)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - All Hearts (HDG004), Gnome For Christmas (GDG005) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Blurry Flurries - Whimsy Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, enamel dots, white acrylic paint, snowflake border die - Whimsy Stamps, tree border die - Gina Marie Designs

Copic Markers
Nose - E25 E27 E29
Body - E33 E35 E57
Hat/Scarf - YG61 YG63 YG67 R24 R34 R59
Ornaments - YG61 YG63 YG67 R28 E30 E31 E43 C0 C1 C2
Berries - R24 R37 R59
Snow - B000 B00 B01 B02

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, September 11, 2023

Writing Mouse

Howdy -Michelle O here this week and for High Hopes Stamps I looked for something fun and fall - I saw Writing Mouse and and it made me smile. And with that pretty pencil in his hands it made me think of a new school year. That is Fall right? 

Here is Writing Mouse -  


He is adorable right? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then found some older papers from Prima Marketing, En Francais collection. I like the pattern with the hand writing on it. I matched up with other papers from the collection and then created a band with the EK Success border punch. 

All the layers are sewn down matted with dark brown card stock. The sentiment "Thanks!" is also from High Hopes Stamps Love the Dot font. It is punched out with a EK Success ticket punch. 

Copic color used -

Fun image and loved coloring it - To see many many many more great image to have fun with make sure to click HERE and pop straight over to the Web Store at High Hopes Stamps. 

Thanks so much!

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Pumpkin Buddies

 Happy Saturday HH Fans!

The weather here in Ontario has been crazy hot & humid this's like the lazy days of Summer all over again in September lol.  But thankfully it's not quite as hot & humid today.

Spring & Fall are my favourite seasons, I could totally do without Winter!!

Today I'm sharing a little Fall fun with Pumpkin Buddies.  I just love that adorable dog, he is so cute.  I paired this adorable image with our Happy Fall Y'all! sentiment.

Copic Colours
Pumpkin - E19, YR18, YR15, Y17
Ground Shading - W2, W0, W00
Background Shading - B000, B0000
Dog - E27, E25, E23, E21
Pumpkin Stem - E47, E44, E43
Leaves - G99, G94, YG03
Cat - N8, N6, N4, N2, R02
Cat Cheeks - N6, N4, N2
Bat - W10, W8, W6, W7, W5, W3
Pumpkin eyes & Nose - Y17, Y35, Y15 with 0 Blender

Misc stuff - Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6 x 6 pad, misc Doodlebug scrap behind sentiment, enamel dots, Copic friendly cardstock for stamping, Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Thanksgiving Mice

  The leaves are starting to turn beautiful fall colours where I live and that means fall and Thanksgiving are just around the corner. I feel the leaves are changing early this year but it has inspired me to get my Thanksgiving cards started. White pumpkins are very popular where I live so I stepped out of my comfort zone and coloured the pumpkin on the "Harvest Mice" stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps as a white pumpkin instead of the traditional orange for my first Thanksgiving card of the year. How cute are these three!?!

After stamping on to alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers, added polka dots to the dress with a white gel pen and added some clouds with a cloud die cut and Tumbled Glass Distress ink. Then, I cut the image to size to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base and cut the bottom with a stitched edge die. I set that aside and cut some card stock and polka dot paper from Simple Stories to add to the card base. I used the same stitched border die for the card stock to put behind the stamp to help it stand out better. I stamped and cut the sentiment and tucked it under the stamped image. Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Harvest Mice (S155)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Happy Thanksgiving (F203)
Patterned Paper - Simple Stories

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, cloud die - Quickutz, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, stitched border die - Pretty Pink Posh, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Pumpkin - E81 E84 V20 G40 G43 G24 B01
Mice - W2 W4 W5 W7 
Noses - N4 N5 N8 
Clothing - B91 B93 B95 B97 E11 E08 E19 E18
Grass - G40 G43 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Creative Scrapbooker Fall 2023 Issue featuring Donna Rudy

 Happy Wednesday HH fans!

We are so proud to share that our very own Donna Rudy has been published in the Fall Issue of Creative Scrapbooker 2023.

If you haven't got the new issue be sure to grab a copy....there is so much inspiration!!

Donna has used Sleepy Bear with the sentiment Nothing Begins

Congratulations Donna!!!

Vampire Treat

 Happy Tuesday HH fans!

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful long weekend!!

I'm popping in today to share a little Halloween fun with Vampire Treat.

I'm such a big fan of everything Halloween.  I especially love to colour these images because it gives me an opportunity to play with colours I would normally never put together.  

This little Vampire is too my humble opinion of course lol.  I didn't add an extra sentiment because it comes with the Trick or Treat on the little sign. 

Copic Colours
Coffin - C10, C8, C6
Coffin Trim, C5, C3, C1
Coffin Inside - YR27, YR18, YR16, YR65
Vampire Suite - T10, T8, T6, T2, T0
Vampire Face - E11, E53, E51, E50
Vampire Ears - R02, R01, E50, E51, E53, E11
Cape Top & Gloves - R39, R29, R24
Sign - YG17, YG23, YG05, #25
Bows - B16, B14, B12
Bat, C6, C4, C2
Vampire Head - C4, C6, C8, C10

Misc stuff - Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic friendly cardstock for stamping, ribbon, enamel dots, Doodlbug Boo's & Crews patterned paper, black & orange cardstock, white card base for 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card 

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Hay Ride

Howdy - MichelleO here today ...  It is officially Fall right? Ok its still pretty hot where I am but on the calendar it is Fall coloring time! I pulled out a cutie favorite from High Hopes Stamps - Hay Ride


 Totally Adorable Right?? I adore the farm country images at High Hopes Stamps! And this cute little kids seem to be working on getting a few chores done? Maybe or just have fun giving rides. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edges with Ranger Tie Dye ink,  for a more vintage feel on it. 

My pattern papers are from Memory Box Valise collection. All sewn down and put on a kraft paper card stock. Love the kraft card stock look of all of these papers! 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Welcome Fall" Great sentiment that is also an image of sorts! I used an enamel dot to faux hold the sign to the card - then decided that a few more in the opposite corner was needed as well. 

A happy card! Love how soft yet country this one feels. 

Copic colors used -

To find so so so many more fabulous images for your fall and winter projects click straight over to the High Hopes Stamps web store HERE