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.
Thursday, September 28, 2023
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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 expression....it'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!
Monday, September 25, 2023
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.
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Saturday, September 23, 2023
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.
Thursday, September 21, 2023
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.
Tuesday, September 19, 2023
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!
Monday, September 18, 2023
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.."
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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
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 card...love 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?
Thursday, September 14, 2023
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.
Monday, September 11, 2023
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.
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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
Happy Saturday HH Fans!
The weather here in Ontario has been crazy hot & humid this week...it'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!!
Thursday, September 7, 2023
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!?!
Tuesday, September 5, 2023
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!!
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 cute...in 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.
Monday, September 4, 2023
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.
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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 -