Thursday, 27 July 2017

Home For Christmas

Welcome back High Hopes fans! 

My post for this week is one more Christmas in July card featuring "Festive Wreath". 
I love driving around and looking at Christmas decorations. This wreath had a country feel to me so I pictured it on a fence. 
Where I live, it is very common for people to hang wreaths on the cedar rail fence they have near their homes. 
It is also common to see a tractor out in the middle of a field covered in Christmas lights...... but I personally love the wreaths. 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting it with manicure scissors. I added some Stickles to the beads and clear Spectrum Sparkle pen to the bow. 
Some glittery snow on the fence and in the blue sky behind add just the right amount of bling. 
I added a silver brad to the fence so it looked like the nail head used to hand the wreath. 
Some sparkly Stickles in the hearts with the sentiment help tie everything together. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Festive Wreath - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: All Hearts - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Tiny Check - MFT, Watercolour Wishes - Lawn Fawn


Spectrum Markers: EB6 EB3 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG4 DG3 JG6 TN1 EB1 EB2


Don't forget! The "So Much Cuteness" new release is shipping now. Follow this link to browse and order you High Hopes stamps.  High Hopes Rubber Stamps website


 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link and a few details: July Challenge

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Create Your Own

Welcome back OCS fans! 

I hope you have been enjoying the So Much Cuteness release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps! 
This week it is my pleasure to introduce you to "Happy Pigs" and the "Somedays" sentiment. The pigs I knew growing up sure weren't this cute - these two just make me smile! They sure are having fun in their mud puddle!! 





After colouring these cuties with alcohol markers, I cut them out using a stitched oval die. I cut a scallop oval die to put behind them. The patterned paper pieces were cut to fit and mounted on matching cardstock. Some fun cotton lace ribbon and flowers with silver bead middles finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Happy Pigs - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Somedays - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Baby - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti,  white gelly roll pen,  3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, classic oval die - Spellbinders, stitched oval die - YNS, cotton lace - stash, silver beads - stash, flowers - Prima

Spectrum Noir: IG2 IG3 EB5 EB6 EB3 FS6 CR3 CR1 BT4 BT6 DG2 BT2 
Copics: E31 E34 E37

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

Purrfect Day

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

Have you had a chance to see all of the cuteness in this release!?! I honestly can't pick a favourite!!
This week my card features "Curious Kitty, Cat and Dog Paw Paws and the Purrfect Day" sentiment from the new So Much Cuteness release. 

I used to have a cat and he was curious but also loved to bat at my hand when I was eating strawberry banana yogurt or popcorn - his two favourite things in the world. 

This curious kitty is making friends with a sweet little butterfly! 



I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a label die and popping it up using some foam pop dots. 
After choosing some bright fun paper from Doodlebug and water colour wash paper from MFT. 
 I stamped cat paws (link below) on the water colour paper and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder . It is hard to see in the picture but I also added clear sparkle pen to the butterfly - love me some sparkle! 
Some twine and matte sprinkles finish off my card. 
The finished card size is A2 ( 4.25"w x 5.50"h)- love that these stamps are the perfect size for this size of card! 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Curious Kitty, Cat and Dog Paws- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Purrfect Day- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Garden - Doodlebug, Brights Water Color Wash - MFT

 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, label die - Spellbinders, versa mark ink, bark ink - Versa Colour, twine -
American Crafts, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Christmas Assortment matte Sprinkles - Doodlebug

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 PP1 PP3 CG2 CT1 CT4 BG5 OR1 BT3 


I hope you get a chance to pop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps website and enjoy all the cuteness in this new release. 


 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link and a few details: July Challenge

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Life Without Dogs

Happy Wednesday One Crazy Stamper Fans! 

This week I would like to introduce you to Puppy Pals from the So Much Cuteness new release from High Hopes. How adorable are these two!! 

I decided to showcase these two cuties in a paw print base - the "toes" are a lot bigger then I wanted them to be but this is the smallest circle die I have and my circle cutter doesn't cut smaller then an inch ... so mental note - buy a circle cutter that cuts smaller then 1 inch I hope you can still see my vision.

I also can't see myself with a dog in my life so this stamp and sentiment are perfect for me! 



After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a classic circle die. I cut the background cardstock with my circle cutter. The paw "pad" is popped up with foam dots to help it stand out. The "toes" to my paw print were cut out and I added a heart to each one. 
A grey Staedler marker was perfect to add some freckles to the puppy just for fun. 
All of this was added to some plaid and heart paper. Some twine and gumdrops finish off my card. 
The images in this new release are perfect for A2 size cards - a size I haven't made in a very long time - so fun to do!!!! 


Stamps: Puppy Pals - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Life Without Dogs - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Winter Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn, Hearts & Stripes - MFT
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoMisti, classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, white gelly roll pen, heart - build a banner die - Whimsy Stamps, Love Earth gumdrops - YNS, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, twine - American Crafts

Spectrum Noir: IG2 IG3 IG5 CG4 DG3 

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Sunday, 16 July 2017

Stamping Road Trip

Every once and awhile as time and creativity permits, I try to participate in a challenge. 

I have had this stamp from Art Impressions sitting in my "to do" box for a couple of weeks now so I decided to see what the current challenge is on the Art Impressions blog. 

Art Impressions Challenge #212 is Bling, Glitter or Glossy. For me, this was the perfect challenge to finally ink up this stamp! 

I LOVE going on shopping sprees or to a craft show with my crafty girlfriends - there is nothing I enjoy more and we always have way too much fun!!!! Is there such a thing as too much fun?!? 




After colouring my stamps with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut my images and ran a black marker around the edge to clean up any white I had left behind. I cut my licence plate background out - perfect for a road trip card I thought, and added a few clouds. 

Gold and silver Wink of Stella on their earrings, sparkly silver gel pen on the cars bumpers and door handles, glossy accents on the stop light and some sparkly gumdrops gave me lots of opportunities to meet this challenge. 

I used two more sentiments from this set and added them to a background piece of white cardstock that had been run through an fun embossing folder. I purposely left some white space at the bottom so I could put the sentiment on some flat paper. I popped the main image up using foam pop dots to add a bit more fun to my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Stamping Road Trip - Art Impressions
Patterned Paper: Happy Summer - Echo Park
Sparkly silver gel pen, gold and silver Wink of Stella, Head in the Clouds die - Die'sires, Licence plate die - Quickutz, white gel pen, Ranger Glossy Accents, Powder Puff embossing folder - Couture Creations, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Holly Jolly Sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 BG5 BG7 BG10 TN5 TN9 EB4 CT1 CT2 GY1 TB8 BT9 TB9 EB6 EB3 EB5 CR7 CR11 DR6 1G1 1G2 1G4 PP1 PP3 LY1 LY2 LY3 CG1 DG2 LG3 LG5 
Copics: E31 E34 337 



Saturday, 15 July 2017

Polar Bear Christmas

It's time for a new challenge at Whimsy Stamps! The challenge is Anything Goes with an optional twist of "Holiday". 

I chose to play along with the twist and made a Christmas card. It's never too early to start right?! I always have good intentions to get my Christmas cards done early but somehow I have yet to accomplish that. So......Christmas in July it is!  

Meet "Sheltering Love" digital stamp designed by the talented Crissy Armstrong.



After printing my stamp and colouring it with alcohol markers, it is cut out using the hand stitched nested rectangles die. The patterned paper is a mix of digital papers from the Purple Winter and Lilac Woods collections designed by Tracy Wray. They have been cut out using the hand stitched nested rectangles die and a fish tail banner die.
I love to add a little bit of bling to my cards - okay in this case alotta bling so I used some sparkly Stickles to add some fun snowflakes to the image background.  Some clear acrylic snowflakes, sparkly enamel dots and some sparkly ribbon finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Sheltering Love - Whimsy Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper: Purple Winter, Lilac Woods - Whimsy Digital Papers
Sentiment: Holiday Mini Sentiments- Whimsy Stamps

Have you got your Whimsy stamps and dies out yet? Here is the link to come play along!


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Goat Your Back

      Welcome to the "So Much Cuteness" new release High Hopes fans!!! 

I had to chuckle as I was colouring this image and putting my card together.
This kid sure seems to be telling quite the story to her parent and sibling.... or is she tattling on her sibling.....I guess we will never know.........

It is my pleasure to introduce you to "Goat Your Back" and the "And Then" sentiment from this new release. 





I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a stitched oval die. I cut a second oval out of cardstock to put behind the image. It is actually the same size I used to cut out the stamp, so I cut it in half and used it on the edges only just for something different and fun. 
The sentiment was stamped using my Misti and mounted on matching cardstock. 
All of this cuteness is added to patterned paper from Carta Bella. Some fun decorative corners, a matching stitched border, sparkly gumdrops and a cotton last bow finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Goat Your Back - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: And Then- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: It's A Girl, It's A Girl Dots & Stripes - Carta Bella

 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, stitched oval die - YNS, corner dies - Whimsy Stamps, cotton lace - stash, fun stitched edge die - My Creative Time Dies, magic pastel sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: IG2 IG3 IG5 BG7 TN1 EB1 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB5 CT1 CT2 CT4 PP1 PP3 DG3 
Copics: E31 E34 E37 C0 

I hope you get a chance to pop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps website and enjoy all the cuteness in this new release. 


 Join us for our Anything Goes challenge. Here's the link and a few details: July Challenge

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!