Thursday, July 27, 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

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Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

High Hopes Stamps - Clucker and Clackers

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I just have to say... This new release at High Hopes Stamps is just so fun! and just "SO MUCH CUTENESS!" Today I had some fun with two chicks! This is "Clucker and Clackers" to chicks doing a bit of gossiping it looks like....

Bet you didn't know that chickens are known for gossiping did you? Well I can assure you my girls chatter all day... and I know they have the best gossip from the way all the other girls chatter back. I colored with my Copics and then cut out with round Spellbinder Nesties. I found a pattern paper from Webster Pages that I matched up with white and red card stock. A die cut from Desires of some flowers that I colored a bit to highlight. Everything sewn down and then those great High Hopes Sentiments "Chick Gossip" and "And then she said.."

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All these wonderful new images are just so much fun to play with! You just must pop over and see all great images HERE and I promise you will fall head over heels for them!

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Puppy Pals!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
Who doesn't love a cute puppy not to mention two!! These two little "Puppy Pals" are absolutely adorable! I'm a sucker for a puppy which is why I currently have 3 dogs LOL!
I love the images in the new "So Much Cuteness" Release. They are a nice size and perfect for an A2 (4.25"x5.5")card size! My paper is from the Doodlebug Puppy Love 6x6 collection! A few enamel dots, some twine and a cute little bone embellie finish everything off!
Here's my decorated inside using the sentiment called "Life With Dogs".
Copics Used:
E0000, E13, E15, E18, E17, E18
G24, C6, C8

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 24, 2017

"Doggie Threat Tags"

Happy Monday High Hopes Friends,
Carolina here, back with a fun handmade tag. Surprise a pet LOVER with these adorable tags and a yummy threat for their doggies. They are so much fun to created and inexpensive to make, but fun to give! 

For today's project I'm using three of the new "So Much Cuteness"  stamps release

I stamped "Prancing PuP" with Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Alcohol markers. After the image was coloured I fussy cut it leaving a tiny white border around. Dies I used "Tag, You're It, Grassy Border and Puffy Clouds Borders  from Lawn Fawn to created my tag. To embellish my tags front I used diamond stickles, glossy accent, white pen, clear rhinestone and some cream tread.
Copic List; C5  C7 E000 E31 E33 R20 R21 R22 YG13 and 0

Here is the back!
 I used "Cat And Dog Paws" and "PURRFECT DAY" to create the back of the tags. The sentiment was stamped on crafts cardstock and I hand cut it. "Prancing Pup" was pop with foam tape.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017


Happy Sunday!

Today I'd like to show you a simple bookmark using the new 'Waddles'..
This stamp reminds me of the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson: The Ugly Duckling. 
I made this one for one of my kids for the summer holiday.

I used Copic Marker Paper for stamping and a two little pieces of paper from my stash of scraps.
Together with a bit of twine and a cute embellishment makes a perfect bookmark gift!

Copics used are: 
T3, T1, T0
BG10, BG0000
YG23, G94
Y11, Y15, YR65, YR68
E29, E39

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Thanks for stopping by and have a great Sunday!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Somedays! High Hopes

Hi there High Hopes fans! Back again to share a little card using ...

I used a blue check/ gingham
pattern paper on my design
 The image is coloured with Copic markers
and mounted on pop dots.
.Lots of sewing stitches and some pretty 
ribbons to complete the design
Thank you for looking!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Love to Par-Tee

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

Have you checked out all the fun new stamps from the 
So Much Cuteness release?

Love them all!
Today i am sharing a few of the new images that I used to create this fun golfers birthday card!

I created the background panel by stamping the ball and tee from the Golf Accessories Set multiple times on the white panel.
I colored the ball with my B000 copic marker.
I colored the tees with Prisma pencils (Violet, indigo, canary yellow, Crimson Red, Grass Green, & Orange)

The grass die cut is from Sizzix.
I colored Golf Pro with pencils too. (Crimson Red, Indigo, Sunburst, Chestnut & Peach)
Then I cut her out and adhered her to the card with 3D foam.

The sentiment is Par-Tee.

I hope you enjoyed today's High Hopes inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 20, 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 KittyCat 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

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Howdy -  MichelleO here today and I have to admit I am loving the new release at High Hopes Stamps - So Much Cuteness!! And and I am showing of a family of cute little ducks today "Waddles"

Aren't they sweet? I colored them with my Copics (colors below). Just love how cute those babies are. The papers are from My Minds Eye and I love the yellows and oranges with the little ducks. I sewed all the layers down and then added a die cut border. I colored in the flowers and added Enamel Dots for the centers. The sentiment is also from the new release at High Hopes Stamps "Rise & Shine"

Copic colors used -

There are so many FABULOUS images in this new release!

Thanks -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Teacup Pup!

Happy Tuesday!
If you are anything like me then your furry animals are really part of your family! I like to call them my fur babies. I am partial to small dogs so this "Teacup Pup" just melts my heart! Teacup Pup is another of the images from the High Hopes "So Much Cuteness" Release!
I've been waiting for the perfect moment to use my new Paw Print Embossing Folder! I embossed a kraft card base and then using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, inked over the raised outlines and the card edges. The sentiment "Furever" is perfect for pet lovers or makes a great sympathy sentiment for the loss of a pet. I love the paper pieced teacup using paper from the Doodlebug Puppy Love 6x6 collection.

Here you can see the raised embossed pattern as well as the image popped up on foam squares.
Copics Used:
C0, C1, C3, C6, C8, C10 
R01, W0, W1, W3

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!