Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Napkin Rings! High Hopes Stamps

Welcome back!
Happy Saturday ♡♥♡

Im back to share some festive napkin rings
Today's creation is made with ...

Pilgrim Pair found here!
I coloured up this sweet couple and added my
some Fall pattern papers, twine and a leaf for added 
All ready for Thanksgiving! Just need the Turkey :)
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Happy Fall Y'all

It's Friday again and I am back with another fall inspired card!

This is one of my favorite stamps from High Hopes and I look forward to inking it up every fall.

The image is called Harvest Mice.
I colored it with Prisma Colored Pencils 
(Cool Grey, Apple Green, Sunburst Yelllow, Spring Green, black, Violet, Orange, chocolate)

The sentiment is Happy Fall Y'all.

The patterned paper is Doodlebug Designs.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I hope you got some good inspiration!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Poultry In Motion

Our friend Tom the turkey heard that Thanksgiving is coming soon and for some odd reason he has decided not to stay for dinner! This stamp just cracks me up!

This week's card features Turkey Getaway and the Poultry In Motion sentiment from High Hopes.  I made him into a slider card.......I mean he does seem to be in a hurry to get out of town after all!

After giggling through colouring my stamp I hand fussy cut him out and set him aside. I cut out the "sky" using a stitching and piercing mark circle die and added some die cut clouds. Next I used my slider die to cut out "Tom's" getaway path. 
I added a fence behind my sky, and added all of this to paper from Echo Park. Some ribbon, a couple arrows and some gumdrops finish off my card.  

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Turkey Getaway - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Poultry In Motion- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: The Story Of Fall - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiForever In Time pop dots, mini slider die - YNS, Head in the Clouds die - Die'sires, silver gel pen, Retro gumdrops - YNS, ribbon - Stampin' Up, circles with stitching and pierce marks die - YNS, arrow - Journalled Weekly die set - YNS

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 CT4 GB5 OR1 TN3 TN4 TN6 TN7 CR7 CR11 DR6 IG2 IG3 IG5 CG4 DG3 JG6 OR1 OR2 CR8

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Willy One Eye and Spider Web Background

Howdy -  MichelleO here today and I am using one of the older Halloween images. This guy and I have a special bond.... This is "Willy One Eye"

I don't make a lot of Halloween cards - but Willy One Eye just cracked me up when I saw him years ago. Still makes me laugh every time I look at him.  I colored with my copics and then stamped out the sentiment that I love with him. For my background I just knew I wanted to use the brand new High Hopes Stamp "Spider Web Background" wonderful large background stamp. I stamped it directly onto the dark purple card stock with Memento White ink. Love how that white ink works on dark card stock so vibrant! I matted on a piece of Coredinations fiber paper.. fuzzy like paper that is fun to use. I sewed down the layers and used black card stock for the base. A few Enamel Dots just added a little more fun matching up with that bright green paper.

My Copic colors used -

There are so many fall halloween images to play with at High Hopes Stamps - Take a few minutes and pop over HERE and see for yourself... LOL a few minutes...

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Frankie and Bride!

Hello HH Fans!
Today I am sharing with you a super cute card using the adorable High Hopes Stamp couple called "Frankie and Bride"! I love how happy and in love Frankie looks with his bride!
I created this layered frame card using a file from Silhouette. Each layer is popped up with foam tape for a 3D look! I decorated it with these super cute YNS die cuts! The sentiment on the front is also from High Hopes and is called "Happy Halloween Script".
On the inside I added the HH "Trick or Treat Greeting" sentiment.

Copics Used:
T5, T7, T8, T9, YR14, YR18, R46
YG11, Yg13, YG21, YG23, YG25
E00, E11, E21, R20
BV02, BV04, BV08

Happy Stamping!


Monday, September 18, 2017

Tommy's Fall Fun!

Hello friends,
For today a have made a clean and simple Thanksgiving card.

I stamped my image with Tuxedo black ink and coloured with alcohol markers. I cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. To give the old distress look I used vintage photo distress ink, wait a few minutes and add gold Fran-tage embossing powder. Now what I did to embellish my card, I used my white gel pen, button and thread from my stash and is all done.

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Boo-tiful day

Happy Sunday!

With a busy daycare at home, I don't have much time to create cards during daytime.
So when I made my card in the evening I had a funny idea ;)
I've bought myself a few new Copics and I was playing to create a landscape scene.. 
But with this month being a Halloween/Fall theme, I new I had to make it a bit scarier.. 

I inked up the Bat (you can use more than 2 if you like) and placed them on my card.
I knew there is a "Boo-tiful" stamp, but I wanted to have the BOO part popped out..
Together with some green googly eyes.. But you can use just the sentiment if you like..

I used WOW glow-in-the-dark embossing powder to create the stars in the background. It's so fun when they light up in the dark!! I am going to use that a lot I think, hahaha!!

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Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy Fall!

 Happy Fall!
Todays creation is made with ....
 The image is coloured with Copic Markers, I used a chocolate button thread for nice thick stitches. A
fall bow, shimmery leaves, embossed background  and pumpkins for a Fall design.
Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.
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Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Hallloween

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

Kristine here with a card to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Yesterday was our first glimpse of fall with overcast skies and a little drizzle here in California and that put me in a fall card making mood.

This image is called By the Moonlight.
I colored with my Prisma Colored Pencils (black, sunburst yellow, Terre Cotta, Cool Grey)

The patterned paper is by Gaphic45.
The sentiment is Happy Halloween.

I hope you get a little stamping time this weekend!
We appreciate you stopping by for some inspiration!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Half The Fun

With fall comes different responsibilities around the farm. As kids, we often tried to find fun ways to get our responsibilities done - this stamp reminds me of that. I mean what is more fun then a "hay ride" to take a chicken back to it's coop?!? We didn't necessarily always think things through  ......but boy did we have fun getting our work done!

After colouring my stamp with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, I cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. I think the paper from Simple Stories has a country feel to it - perfect for my card. Some twine, punched maple leaves and my fav - gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Hay Ride - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Half The Fun - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Hello Fall - Simple Stories
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiForever In Time pop dots, stitched rectangle die - YNS, twine - Recollections, Love Me Some Latte gumdrops - YNS, maple leaf punch - Recollections

Spectrum Markers: FS2 FS5 TN2 TB8 BT9 TB9 CR7 CR11 DR6 CT4 GB5 OR1 CG1 DG2 DG4 BG5 BG7 BG10 FS8 MB1 MB3 MB4 OR1 OR2 B04 EB6 EB3 EB5 BT4 BT6 BT7 

 Join us for our Fall/Halloween challenge. Here's the link and a few details: September Challenge

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Haunted House

Howdy  - MichelleO here today and I am popping in to say... BOO! A little Haunted House for you today. This is the new Haunted House. How scary would it be to knock on that door and say "Trick or Treat"?

I had fun coloring this one! It can stand alone on your project or be a background stamp for others! I colored with my Copics and then inked the edges with Rangers Distress Ink Tea Dye. My card stock is an old piece of Coredinations Dark Blue with a piece Prima pattern black paper and then a black mat behind my image. All my layers are sewn down with a zig zag stitch. Not much room for too much with such a large image but I found a very old crafting wood fence that I just had to use with this one. I glued it to the bottom of the card, then found a spider button that said he wanted to be climbing on the fence. So he is! I used Whimsy's Die cut letters and spelled out "BOO"

Such a fun image to color - and there are so many I PROMISE you will fall in love with at the High Hopes Stamps store! Check them all out HERE! You must! Boo!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


Happy Tuesday HH Fans!
It's Tuesday and I'm playing along with the September Challenge "Fall & Halloween" using the adorable "Mummy" stamp!
I used some black cardstock to make a card base for my card today. I decided to go with papers from the Pebbles Boo 6x6 collection. After colouring my image, I fussy cut it out using my Silhouette machine. The little circle embellishments are cut from some of the papers as well!
Here's the inside of my card using the "Frightfully Delightful" High Hopes sentiment.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair, shorts and shoes: C5, C7, C9
Mummy: W0, W1
Top: YR14, YR16, YR18
Treat Bag: YR21, YR23, YR24, YR27

Happy Stamping!