Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Have a 4 Alarm Day!

 Happy Wednesday HH fans!

Today I'm sharing a birthday card that I created for my stash using Lil Fire Chief.  You can never have enough masculine cards, right?

I'm not sure about you but I find sometimes I lose my mojo for creating a card.  So with that in mind I popped over to Splitcoaststampers & checked out last week Sketch Challenge.  I used SC1011 as my layout for our adorable little Fire Chief.

Copic Combos
Grey/Black - C9, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1
Brown - E27, E25, E23
Red - R59, R56, R46
Fire Hose - E43, E41, E40, N5, N3, N1
Fire Bell - Y28, Y26, Y23
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Lights - Y19, Y17, Y11
Hair - E35, E33, E31
Windshield - B000, B0000
Shirt - N6, N4, N2
Grounding - W5, W3, W1

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Monday, May 27, 2024

Time to open the Vault!

 Happy Monday HH fans!

I wanted to wish all our American friends a Happy Memorial Day!  My husband & I have family & friends in the US and we are sending best wishes for a wonderful day to all!

Today I'm opening the HH Vault to re-release an image by Dina Gerner called Growing Friends Friends.  I love this precious image.  It reminds me that you can make a new friend when you least expect it.  I paired this image with our sentiment called Pawsing.

I've been a member of Splitcoaststampers for many many years.  But I haven't played a long in their weekly sketch challenges for a long time.  This week I decided now was the time.  I enjoy seeing all the different ideas that they come up with for these challenges.  As well I love to look at what other members post.  Membership to Splitcoaststampers is FREE.  Just pop over & sign up and check out all the amazing tutorials & inspiration from a huge group of talented crafters.

For this card I'm using a sketch from a couple of Wednesday's ago, this one is Sketch SC1008.

Copic Combos
Rock - W6, W4, W2
Pink - R85, R83, R81
Pants - Y28, Y26, Y23
Hair - E44, E43, E40, YR31, YR30
Hedgehog - E25, E23, E21
Hedgehog Skin  - E000, E00, E01, E13, E04, R02
Flowers - BG57, BG53, BG23
Bow - R85, R83, R81
Grass & Leaves - YG17, YG13, YG11
Shading - B00, B000, B0000

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Saturday, May 25, 2024

Meet Gavin the Givin' Dragon!

 Happy Saturday HH fans!

I'm getting a late start to my Saturday morning today.  I'm feeling a little lazy today but that's okay it's Saturday, right!

Today I have a 2 card post for you using our adorable image called Gavin the Givin' Dragon.  Lately I have wanted to create 2 cards with some images - one for a boy & one for a girl.  It sure does save me time to make them both at once & it really helps my stash too.

This pic shows them both together.  To me they look totally different even though they are the same image.  I left off the ribbon on the boy's card but couldn't help adding a few enamel dots.  I used the Happy Birthday Script for the gals card (one of my FAV Happy Birthday sentiments) & I used part of the Swinging Birthday sentiment for the boy's card.  I got the idea to use parts of sentiments from my friend Donna...she is a master at that.  It really is a great idea to make more out of your sentiment collection.

It's no secret that I'm a HUGE fan of purple...actually it's my favourite colour.  I really loved it paired with the orange.

Copic Combos
Purple - V17, V15, V12
Blue - B39, B37, B34
Green - G16, G14, G12
Orange/Yellow - Y38, Y35, Y32
Grounding - C7, C5, C3, C1

Next up is my boy's version.  So I used some dinosaur paper on this one, I didn't have any dragon paper.  But can you really notice the difference?  I suppose you can but I liked it anyway.
Copic Combos
Blue - B06, B05, B04, B02
Shading on Top of Blue - T4, T3
Presents - E09, E08, E07
Shading on Top of Presents - T4, T2
Bows - B02, B01, B00
Toes, Finger Nails & Spikes - E17, E15, E13
Grounding - T4, T3, T2, T1

Thanks for poppin' by today, happy stampin'!

Friday, May 24, 2024

World's Best

I am blessed to have both my Dad and my Father In Law in my life so with Father's Day just around the corner I have been working on cards for them. My Dad used to go golfing quite often so I decided that the Golf Bag stamp from High Hopes Rubber Stamps was perfect for his Father's Day card. 

After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured the bag with Copic sketch markers and hand fussy cut it. Next, I cut an oval out of white card stock using a die and added some big puffy clouds with a cloud die and some ink. I cut some grass using a die and added it to the bottom of the oval. It left a funny space under the grass so I cut off the bottom of the oval. Next, I cut a flag using a die from Quickutz, shortened the pole and glued it together. I shortened the pole because I wanted it to look like it was off in the distance a bit. 

I cut a second oval out of matching card stock, off set it slightly and cut the bottom off to match my scene. Some twine, two sentiments and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe

Stamp - Golf Bag - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Play Golf, World's Best Father - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Playful Pastels - Honey Bee Stamps

Hammermill digital cover stock, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, twine, cloud die - Quickutz, grass die - Dress My Craft, oval die, enamel dots, Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue inks - Stampin' Up

Copic List

Bag - E41 E42 E57
Clubs - C0 C1 C2 C4 C5 YG61 YG63 YG67
Water - B0000 B00 B01 B04
Hummingbird - BG11 BG32 BG13 BG18 R24 R89

Thanks for popping by! Have a great day!


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Some garden sweetness!

 Happy Wednesday HH fans!

Well we have made it to the middle of the work week, yeah!  Today I'm featuring our beautiful imaged called Country Garden.  I absolutely love the large flowers in the this image.  There are just so many colours I can imagine using for the flowers.

I picked some pretty bold for me background paper because I was in love with all the fabulous colours is has.  

I turned this cutie into a Thank You card because my stash is super low.

Copic Combos
Brown - E27, E25, E23
Green Leaves - YG67, YG17, YG13
Green Grass - G46, G43, G40
Yellow - Y08, Y06, Y04
Pink - R89, R85, R83, R81
Purple - V17, V15, V12
Warm Gray - W7, W5, W3
Shading - B00, B000, B0000

Stamps - Country Garden T005 & Thank You F103

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Monday, May 20, 2024

A little birdie told me!

 Happy Monday HH fans!

Happy Victoria Day to all our Canadian fans!  Hope you get to celebrate tonight with some fireworks!

Today I'm here to share our sweet image called Bird Watch....isn't this little bear the cutest?!  

I'm on a roll getting birthday cards back into my stash, you can just never have enough.  I wanted something bright & cheerful. I picked some patterned paper with a bunch of tiny little flowers on it & a matching paper that looks like waves.

Copic Combos
Grass - YG67, YG17, YG13
Ears - R02, R01
Nose - T7, T4, T2
Bear - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Bird - B02, B01, B00
Bird Feet - W5, W3, W1
Bird Beak - YR65, YR61
Water - BG01, BG000, BG0000
Bird Bath - N6, N4, N3, N1, N0

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

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Let's Go Fishing!

 Happy Saturday HH Fans!

It's the long weekend here in Ontario & I'm soooo happy for the extra day of rest.  Well it won't actually be a weekend of rest because it's also the weekend we can start planting our gardens.  I'm truly hoping we are all done with the risk of frost here.  

Today I'm poppin' in to share our super cute image called Anthony James.  I just love this guy!  I can never have too many masculine cards in my stash.  I coloured Anthony up using very nature oriented colours.  I'm off to visit my son in the Yukon next month & we will 100% be going fishing.  Not too sure why he takes me fishing because I cause him so much work.  I don't bait my line nor do I take the fish off the hook.  Thinking of my pending trip inspired my colour choices.  I chose the sentiment Dropping A Line, I thought it worked perfect with Anthony.

Copic Combos
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Shirt & Hat - YR27m YR24, YR23
Overalls & Hat - E89, E87, E84
Boots - W7, W5, W5
Boot Souls - W8, W6, W4
Hair - E27, E25, E23
Fish - G99, G94, G85, G82
Fishing Rod - C5, C3, C1, C7
Reel - C7, C5, C3
Grounding - E44, E43, E42

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Happy Bear-day!

 Happy Wednesday HH Fans!

Today I'm sharing a sweet image I have had coloured for a while now.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to use this a tag on a gift or on a card.  Well I decided to make it into a card as you can see lol.  This cutie is called Buddy's Birthday Tag.

I decided to go with a bright colour focus for this card & I did my best to match the yellow I used in the image.  I think I got pretty close.  

I have a Marvy punch that has been in my stash of rarely used punches that makes a tiny little envelope.  When I say tiny I mean tiny.  You could actually make the same thing by folding up some patterned paper to your chosen size & use an inverted corner rounder to make the little indent....or just eyeball a half circle.  I placed the Happy Bear-day sentiment to appear to pop out of the present.

I can see myself using this adorable tag for a bunch of different things just by changing out the colour combos.

Copic Combos
Bear - E59, E57, E55, R02, R01
Blue - B18, B16, B14
Yellow - Y08, Y06, Y04
Border - C4, C2, C0
Green (for shading around the bear) - G00, G0000

Stamps - Buddy's Birthday Tag S218 & Happy Bear-day F300

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Monday, May 13, 2024

Laurie's Garden Angel

 Happy Monday HH fans!

Today I have Laurie's Garden Angel to share with you.  At first when I looked at colouring up this image I was like....this is going to take a while...but I challenged myself & dove right in.  I'm so glad that I did because I loved every minute of colouring this one.  I did the colouring in chunks.  What does that mean?  Well rather than looking at it as a daunting task, I looked and said I'm going to colour this little part.  Before I knew it I was all done.  I was a little sad it was complete because I wanted to keep colouring lol.

My list of colours for this beauty is looooong but don't let that scare you...remember colour in chunks!

Copic Combos
Wooden Barrel - E29, E27, E23, C7, C5, C3
Bird House Pole & Sign Pole - E47, E44, E43
Sunflowers - Y19, Y17, Y15, E27, E44, E43
Leaves, Vines, Potted Plant, Carrot Tops & Lettuce - G46, G43, G40
Tomatoes, Heart, Bird House, Flowers in Pot - R49, R56, R46 (leave all your red till last)
Potatoes - E57, E55, E53
Carrots - YR18, YR16, YR15
Grass - YG67, YG63, YG61
Dirt - E44, E43, E42
Skin - E000, E00, E01
Shovel Handle & Basket - E89, E87, E84, E81
Watering Can & Shovel - C5, C3, C1
Hair - E37, E35, E34
Dress, Shirt, Hat & Boots - YR27, YR24, YR23, Y28, Y26, Y23, Y21
Signs - W3, W1, W00
Birdhouse & Dress Flower - Y08, Y06, Y04
Birds - BG07, BG05, BG02
Beaks - Y08
Plant Pot - E99, E97, E95
Butterflies - BG07, BG05, BG02, W7, W5
Angel Wings - N1, N0
Shading - B000, B0000

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Sunshine & Sunflowers

 Happy Saturday HH fans!

Now who doesn't love a beautiful sunflower....I know I do.  This precious stamps is called Sunflower Frame.  Sunflowers bloom in the fall but you can grab them all year long at your local florist.

Since these are pretty much all Fall colours I'm keeping this one in my stash for a little later on in the year.  Nothing like getting ahead of the game lol.

Friday, May 10, 2024

Here's Huggable Hank

 Happy Friday HH fans!

Today I'm poppin' to share our oh so cute Huggable Hank.

I couldn't seem to settle on what colours I wanted to use for this cutie so I did 2 versions.  I fussy cut out both my images BUT you don't have to.  You can just make your background of clouds on the cardstock you used to colour your image.

I used a cloud die & cut out a couple different sizes of cardstock to make some clouds for the background.  I then cut out some balloons & used the same pieces of cardstock clouds to create the effect on the balloons as well.
Inking up the clouds was easy & fun, it just takes a little bit of patience.  For the blue I chose Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

Copic Combos - For the blue dragon
Blue - B18, B14, B12, B16
Green - YG17, YG13, YG11
Toes, Nails & Horns - C6, C4, C2, C1

Since I didn't have the right colour of twine I decided to ink up my own.  I used Seedless Preserves Distress Ink & a dauber.  A little messy but totally worth it.

I used Happy Birthday Script for both cards but I cut one of them up for a little different placement.

Copic Combos - For the purple/pink dragon
Purple - V09, V06, V05, V04
Pink - RV19, RV17, RV14
Toes, Nails, Horns - RV14, RV13, RV11

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Where flowers grow!

 Happy Wednesday HH fans!

Today I'm sharing another one of our Doodles collection stamps.  This one is called Flowers Grow.  I love this collection of stamps because the sentiment is already in the centre of the stamp.  But you can choose another sentiment by just blocking out the centre when stamping.  Doing that will give you more options to use this sweet image.

Since I didn't have just the right purple in my stash of patterned paper I chose to play off the green instead.  I have put a link below to all the other stamps in this collection.

Copic Combos
Green - G46, G43, G40
Blue - B26, B24, B23
Purple - V25, V22, V20
Blue/Green - BG13, BG11, BG10


Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Monday, May 6, 2024

Time to play!

 Happy Monday HH fans!

I'm here today to share our adorable image called Lg. Puffy Kitty with you all.  I don't know about your family but in my family cats rule, at least with my Dad & Brothers.  I have both dogs & a cat so I can't pick one over the other, I love them all.

I love the look on this kitty's face as he/she is trying to grab onto that just cracks me up.

I picked a sentiment that I like to use on my Fall harvest cards because I thought it also worked perfectly for this image.  This sentiment is called Fancy Basket Saying.

Copic Combos
Basket - E39, E37, E35
Pin Cushion - R56, R46, R37
Measuring Tape - Y19, Y17, Y15
Yarn - BG18, BG15, BG13
Thread - E25, E23
Scissors - C4
Basket Frill - E34, E31, E30
Grounding - W5, W3, W1, W0
Kitten - C4, C2, C0


Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Happy Birthday from the Party Animals!!

 Happy Saturday HH fans!

I'm poppin' in today with a fun birthday card using North Woods Stack.  I kept this card pretty clean & simple mainly to focus on those adorable animals.  It might be fun to colour these cuties up in funny colours too....will have to try that next time just for giggles.

My son lives in the Yukon so I can see this card going out to him for his birthday in January ' that's getting ahead lol.

Copic Combos
Moose - T7, T4, E29, E27, E25, E23, E21
Bear - N6, N4, N2, R02, R01
Beaver - W7, W6, W4, W2. E47, E44, E43
Duck - G09, G07, G05, G46, G43, G40, YR18, YR16, YR15, Y19, Y17, Y15, E17, E15, E13, W6, W4, W2 (you don't have to use as many colours as I did here)
Grounding - E44, E43, E42

Thanks for poppin' in today & happy stampin'!

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The Best Things

 Happy Wednesday HH fans!

I was going through my stash of cards when I quickly realized that I was really short on Thinking of You cards.  So I created a very clean & simple card using The Best Things.

I used an embossing folder last week for the 1st time in I don't know how long so I grabbed another leafy one for this card.  I embossed on white cardstock & inked it up using Memento Pear Tart.  I just wanted some colour to show off the beautiful embossing folder & of course it had to match a colour I used on the image, lol.

This image comes from our Doodle Collection.  I posted the links below for quick reference.  All of these images have the sentiment right in the centre of the stamp....perfect for that quick card.  I do have more of the collection coloured up & will post a couple more cards soon so stay tuned.

Copic Combos

Blue/Green - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG49, BG45, BG23

Yellow/Green - YG25, YG23, YG21

Stamps - The Best Things (S231)

More stamps in this collection - Flowers Grow R157Old Friend R155Thinking of You S230Garden of Life R156Sunflower Frame S232

Thanks for poppin' by today & happy stampin'!