Monday, April 29, 2024

You're Un-frogettable!

 Oh happy day HH fans!

Today I'm sharing I card I made to let a friend know that she is always in my mind.  I'm totally NOT a fan of live frogs, they are slithery and slimy.  BUT I love the ones I colour for cards, I think they are just so cute.  

This is Handstand Frog & I love how excited he looks just hanging out on that lily pad.  He gives me such a chuckle.  I paired this cutie with the sentiment You're fitting right!

Copic Combos
Frog - YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11
Lily Pad - G19, G09, G07, G05, G03
Flower - RV69, RV66, RV64, RV52
Water - BG01, BG000, BG0000
Eyes - BG01

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Back On Your Feet!!

 Happy Saturday HH fans!

I was on the hunt in our collection of rubber stamps for something a little different for a get well card.  I knew I wanted to use the sentiment Back On Your Feet.  So I looked & pondered along the way and ultimately decided on Turtle Stack.  I thought it was perfect with the sentiment....just look at those two turtles on top kicking out there feet!

I also didn't want to do the traditional green that I almost always use when I colour turtles, I needed something with a little pizzazz.  So I used a darker yellow/green combo with some browns. Check out my list of Copic's below.

I have shocked myself with the last couple of ribbon & I didn't even use enamel dots on this one lol.

Copic Combos
Green - G97, YG93, YG61
Brown - E19, E18, E17, E15, E13, E11
Cheeks - R02
Grounding - T8, T6, T4, T2, T0
Eyes - B16 with 0 Blender

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Musical Birthday

  I love having a stash of cards for all occasions and always need a lot of birthday cards on hand. "Flutist" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is perfect for a card for one of the music lovers in my life and would also be perfect for a friend, just because or a happy spring card - the possibilities are endless with this adorable stamp. 

I stamped this adorable pair on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured with Copic markers and cut it out using a xstitch die. Patterned paper from three different companies came together to help create the layers for the card base. I added to eyelets to the darker piece so I could tie the ribbon bow to add some texture and interest to the card. After gluing down the layers I stamped the sentiment, added it to matching card stock and glued it down. Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps - Flutist (TDG113- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment -  Happy Birthday Script (FDG028)
Patterned Paper - Watercolor Wishes Rainbow - Lawn Fawn
Just For Fun - Your Next Stamp
Grunge Tones Dark - Craft Consortium

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

Copic Markers

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - T3 T4 T5 T7
Pants - B12 B14 B16 B97
Flute - C0 C2 C4 C7
Rock - W2 W3 W4 W6
Dog - E43 E55 E47
Flowers - Y15 R81 R83 R85 R89
Shirt - V15 V17 V99
Grass - G24 G28

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Thinking of You!

 Happy Wednesday HH fans!

I don't often colour flowers only because I love colouring animals.  But today I'm sharing an easy to colour yet beautiful image called Thinking of You.  I can't tell you how many times I wish I had a card like this in my stash & I had to scramble to get something put together for someone.  There are those times that we want to send a little inspiration to let someone know they are in our thoughts.

This images comes with the sentiment right in the centre, to change it up & use it for another purpose is as easy as masking out the centre.

This image comes from our Doodles collection, I put a few links below.

Copic Combos
Flowers & inside the flowers lighter section - YR23, YR21, YR20
Inside the flowers & checker border - YR27, YR24, YR23
Leaves - YG67, YG63, YG61
Shading - YR01, YR00, YR000

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Monday, April 22, 2024

Best Friends Forever

 Happy Monday HH fans!

What's better than getting to go shopping with your BFF?  I'm happy to share that we have just taken our Shopping Divas out of retirement.  These beauties are now available again!

After I stamped these gals I wasn't too sure if I wanted the look to be bright or muted.  I coloured them up a couple of times and ultimately decided on what I thought was something classy but elegant.  I just had to add a pop of bright green in there....just because lol.

These gals just remind me of going out for the day with my BFF, we love to hit up the local scrapbook store & the quilt shops.

Copic Combos

Left Diva
Hair - C6, C4, C2
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R02, R01
Blue - B97, B95, B93
Gray - W4, W2, W0
Right Diva
Hair - N6, N4, N2
Skin - E000, E00, E01, R02, R01
Blue/Green - BG78, BG75, BG72
Gray - W7, W5, W3
Green - G24, G21, G20
All Shopping Bags - E43, E41, E40
Shading - W3, W1, W00

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Friday, April 19, 2024

Birthday wishes from Shelbert

 Happy Friday HH Fans!

I'm poppin' in today to share our adorable little turtle, his name is Shelbert.

For this clean & simple card I stamped my image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Copic friendly cardstock.  I coloured him up with some darker tones to match my patterned paper.

I cut some banners from patterned paper off the same pad.  I had some yellow die cut stars just sitting on my desk from an earlier project & they matched perfectly....I needed a little something because I was not using any enamel dots or ribbon for this design.  I'm so happy with how this cutie turned out, I hope you like it too.

Copic Combos
Shell - E89, E87, E84, E81
Turtle Body - YG97, YG95, YG93
Toes - E87, E84, E81
Mouth - R02, R01
Balloon - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11
Hat - Y15, Y13, Y11
Grounding - N4, N2, N0

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Deepest Sympathy

  This is always a hard card to make but when a friends older brother passed away a few weeks ago I needed to make her a card. With Deepest Sympathy from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is a pretty stamp to make a card with to pass along condolences. I have made a very CAS card this time around but I also have some ideas to make cards with the sentiment masked off so I can stamp another sentiment in the middle. 

I stamped on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured with Copic markers and cut the stamp out with a rectangle die to fit my A2 size card base. I was thinking about finishing it off with some enamel dots but in the end chose to keep it truly clean and simple.

Stamp Recipe
Stamps -  With Deepest Sympathy (TDG110- High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, white cardstock
Copic Markers

Leaves - YG01 YG03 YG17 B39
Flowers - Y11 Y15 Y35 Y17 YR04

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, April 15, 2024

Spring is here & it's time for gardening!

 Happy Monday HH Fans!

As I write up this post & it's Sunday.  We started the day off with buckets of rain falling so I was totally dreading going out to do our weekly shopping.  BUT alas the rain stopped & the sun came out, it's turned out to be a beautiful day.  Now that makes me want to be outside in the garden lol.  

Since we are so close to being able to do some things in our gardens I thought what better time than now to bring Lil' Gardener out of retirement.  This sweet little girl just warms my heart, I love her!

I decided to cut up my sentiment in 2 pieces & I like the look.  I added a little sparkle here & there with Stickles and some glaze over the water in the can.

Copic Combos
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Cheeks - R02, R01
Frog - YG07, C2
Watering Can - C4, C2, C0, BG01, BG000, BG0000
Pink - RV69, RV66, RV63
Yellow - Y19, Y17, Y15
Brown - E43, E42, E41
Warm Grey - W5, W3, W1
Green - G19, G17, G16, G14
Blue - B97, B95, B93
Red - R27, R24
Background - B000, B0000

So glad you popped by today, happy stampin'!

Friday, April 12, 2024

Some birthday wishes from the ocean

 Happy Friday HH Fans!

So I've had this little idea running around in my head for a long while.  I wanted to make a couple of birthday cards for my stash designed around the ocean.  Something bright, cute & fun....these are what I came up with.

The main stamp is our Sea Floor Background & I chose the Sea Turtle and Oliva the Octopus for my two card additional images.  High Hopes has so many different images you can use for an ocean themed card.  Check out the links below for more.

The black frame around the main image is cut using 2 different size rectangle dies.

Copic Combos
Coral (used some of each of these on each card)- RV19, RV17, RV14, YR09, YR07, YR04, V06, V05, V04, BG18, BG15, BG13, V17, V15, V12, RV29, RV25, RV13, BG57, BG07, BG05
Sand (Bottom Card) - E25, E23, E21
Sand (Top Card) - E44, E42, E41
Rocks (Bottom Card) - C5, C3, C1
Shell (Top Card) - V17, V15, V12
Shell (Bottom Card) - Y28, Y26, Y23
Sea Turtle - BG07, BG05, BG02, YR18, YR16, YR15
Octopus - RV04, RV02, RV00
Seaweed - YG09, YG07, YG06

Thanks for poppin' in today & happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Puppy Birthday

  I have a lot of dog lovers on my birthday card giving list and a lot of them have birthdays coming up over the next few months so I was super excited when "Mr. Moe" was released from the High Hopes Retirement vault! He is one of my favourite stamps - maybe because he reminds me of my dog <wink> - and perfect for a dog lovers birthday card. 

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut leaving a thin white edge. Honey Bee stamps had the perfect patterned paper for this cutie so I cut the papers to fit my A2 card base and added a grass die cut to complete my scene. I masked the sentiment off a longer sentiment, stamped it, mounted it on matching card stock and added it to the top of the card. Some colored clear dots finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps -  Mr. Moe (SDG015- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment -  Pirates Birthday (F147)
Patterned Paper - Summer Stems, Modern Spring - Honey Bee Stamps

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, grass die - YNS, color clear dots - Gina Marie Designs

Copic Markers

Body - E41 E42 E55 E57
Nose - E23 E25 E27
Flower - Y11 Y15 Y26 G24 G46 G99 R20 R21 R22
Butterfly - E3 E27 YR31 YR35 YR38
Grass - YG03 YG17

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Lil' Swinger

 Happy Monday HH Fans!

Here in Southern Ontario we have been wondering if Spring is every going to arrive.  We have had a mix of snow, hail & rain over the last week.  The weekend was super nice but you never know what tomorrow will be like lol.

This week I'm bringing another image out of retirement.  This cutie is called Lil' Swinger, isn't she adorable?!

For something a little different than your standard square or A2 size card I decided to cut off a 2" strip on the front of the card.  I was then able to place my matted image in the centre of the card so the side of the image lined up with the edge of the back base.

Copic Combos
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Cheeks - R02, R01
Hair - E30, E33, E35, YR31
Blue/Green - BG09, BG57, BG53
Purple - V06, V05, V04
Rope - E27, E25, E23
Swing Seat - E29, E27, E25
Background - B000, B0000

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Good Times

 The Dancing Divas have been brought out of the High Hopes retirement vault and are enjoying a night out on the town at a dance hall with a heart shaped disco ball!?!  I have a few friends that when we go out, even when we have planned our evening we always end up somewhere else doing something spontaneous and fun just like the Divas. 

I created a special background for them using inks stencils, water splats and Stickles.

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the stamps. I set them aside and chose the ink colours and stencil for the background.

The background was inspired by an image I saw online and when I saw it I decided to put my spin on it with the products I had in my craft room. I started by cutting a white piece of card stock to fit the card base (5.5"w x 5.5"h) - it is cut a bit smaller then the black card stock base and added some die cut circles to mimic the lights. 

I took each ink colour and added it to the paper over top of the circle die cuts (they were removed when I was done) and used some of the darker colours through the stencil to add the dots around the edges. The outside edge is blended with black ink to add to the depth of the card. Next, I sprayed some water on my fingers and spritzed it onto the background. When that was dry I used a different stencil to add the Stickles dots for some added sparkle. 

At this point I was happy with the background......but something was missing! So I found a free silhouette image of people dancing and printed it off. I cut out the inside of the images - this is opposite to normal fussy cutting when you cut the outside - and when that was done, I laid it on my card and using it as a stencil, added them lightly in the background with black ink. 

I added a piece of grey wood patterned paper for the dance floor, inking the edges in black first. I couldn't find a circle "disco ball" in my stash so I ended up using a sparkly heart. After gluing down the Divas, some enamel dots and a sentiment finish off my card. 

Stamp Recipe
Stamps -  Dancing Diva 1 (SDG013), Dancing Diva 2 (SDG014)- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment -  Good Times (FDG014)
Patterned Paper - handmade by me

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, heart - stash, wood paper - Simple Stories, white gel pen, silver Wink of Stella, Inks - Rosebud - Memento, Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Black Soot Distress inks, Night of Navy Stampin' Up, enamel dots 

Copic Markers

Dancing Diva 1
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - E23 E57 E79
Top - Y11 Y15 Y17 Y35
Pants - B12 B14 B16 B97

Dancing Diva 2 
Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04
Hair - E08 E09 E18
Top - YG01 YG03 YG17
Pants - B95 B97 B99

Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Monday, April 1, 2024

Welcome Little One

 Happy Monday HH Fans!

When I started to working on this image I planned for it to be an Easter card, well it didn't quite work out that way.  This adorable image is called Garden Lamb.  Somewhere between colouring the grass & the little bird I decided to change the theme to a baby card.  I pleased with how it turned out, now I have one in my stash.

Copic Combos
Lamb - T3, T1, T0, T9, T7, T4
Cheeks - R02, R01
Grass - G46, G43, G40
Fence - E47, E44, E43
Bird - B16, B14, B12
Beak & Flower Centres - YR15
Flowers - RV69, RV66, RV63
Leaves - YG03, YG06
Butterfly's - YR15, YR14, YR12, E23
Background - B000, B0000

SuppliesCopic friendly cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink for stamping, misc. satin ribbon, Patterned paper Pebbles Lullaby, Bazzil cardstock for matting & base

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Thanks for poppin' in today & happy stampin'!