Thursday, August 17, 2017

In My Heart

This week's installment of My Favourite Things is......Animals. I have been an animal lover for as long as I can remember. I was a typical child begging my parents to have a dog. When they finally gave in and got us one you can imagine how overjoyed I was! 

Meet Delia Angel - the perfect stamp to share my love for animals and perfect for the animal lover in your life. 

I started by colouring my stamps with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting her out leaving a thin white edge. After gluing her on matching cardstock I cut her out again leaving a thin edge. It is hard to see in the photo but her wings are coloured with a sparkle pen to add a little bling. The sentiment is from the so much cuteness release and perfect for this stamp. A wood paw print heart, some twine and another favourite of mine - gumdrops - finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Delia Angel - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Furever - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sweet Celebration - MFT
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti3D foam pop dots - Forever In TimeMoonlight Spectrum Sparkle penBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfect, wood paw print heart - Kaisercraft, Baker's twine, Ocean Mist Glittered gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: RB1 RB2 RB4 AB1 AB2 AB3 CT1 CT2 GB5 CG4 DG3 JG6 AG1 AG3 AG5 PP1 PP3 EB6 EB3 EB5 IG2 IG3 IG5

Copics: E31 E34 E37

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Puppy Pals

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I am loving -Puppy Pals - such a sweet little image. And perfect for a little note card for a friend.

This is a small 4x4 inch card. I colored up Puppy Pals with Copics (colors below) Then I found a piece of scrap pattern paper from Websters. Brown card stock for the base and mat. A part of die cut from Desire's. Three sequins, with dots of Viva Decor Cream Dots. Then the great new sentiment also from the new release "Life without Dogs... I don't think so"

Great little card to tie to a little gift bag or present. Perfect for what I needed!

The Copic colors used -

To see all the new release click here > "So Much Cuteness"
To see all High Hopes Website and all the yummy items click here > "High Hopes Stamps"

Thanks for looking -

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Welcome To The Farm!

Hi High Hope Fans!
I am so excited to share this adorable Pop Up Box card with you today! I had this idea in my head and it turned out just like I envisioned! Gotta love when that happens LOL! All these cute images are from the "So Much Cuteness" Release over at High Hopes Stamps.
I used the following stamps for my little farm scene:
I stamped them all and then fussy cut them out to add to my box.

The box card was simple to assemble using the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Box Card Pop Up die! I love that it folds flat for perfect mailing to that special someone!
All My papers are from the Bella Blvd Barn Yard collection! I even fussy cut the little red barn to add to my scene. I stamped and cut out the sun as well from a stamp I had in my stash! It's popped up on a bit of acetate to look like it's up in the sky!
Copics used:
C1, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8, C10
R000, R00, R01, R02, R24, R27
E41, E43, E44, E47
YR04, Y11, Y15
W1, W3

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Chubby Pumpkins Gift Bag

Welcome Back High Hopes Friends,
For today a bring you a quick and easy gift bag idea for this coming Thanksgiving season!

I stamped "Chubby Pumpkins" with Black Archival ink onto watercolor paper, and colored with Gansai Tambi watercolors. After the image was coloured I fussy cut it leaving a tiny white border around. I hand cut some flags out of 6X6 paper pack and burlap ribbon.

Here is a close up!
I pop my pumpkins image with glue dots adhesive to give just a little dimension. 
For the main circle I used 3D foam adhesive.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017


Happy Sunday High Hopes fans!

Today I couldn't decide wich stamp to use, so... I used lots of stamps from the new release!
On my holiday I bought myself a new framed die and that goes so well with a bunch of stamps from the same release!

The stamps I've used are:

I've added some burlap and a cute button..
And I found these cute Scrabble letters in my stash to complete the card!

If you would like to see more of the new So Much Cuteness release, just follow the link I've added ;)

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hog Wash!

Happy Saturday!
I'm back to share a fun little scene using ...
High Hopes Good Clean Fun found here!
High Hopes Hog Wash found here!
 Okay these Hogs are super sweet, I totally love them and the sentiment is so perfect! The image is coloured with Copic markers and glossy accents were added to the bubbles for added dimension
The sentiment was cut on a banner flag, a pretty bow,  flowers and gems too! 
 Join us for our My Favourite Things challenge. Here's the link and a few details: August Challenge

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Have a fantastic day!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Life Without Dogs...

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I hope you've had a great week.
I haven't had a lot of stamping time but I did find enough time to play with one of the new images.

This is Puppy Pals.

I colored the image with Black and Burnt Ochre Prisma color pencils.
I blended the pencil with gamsol and blending stumps.

The sentiment is Life without dogs.
I used Spellbinder dies and a paw print brad from
Paper is Queen & Co.-Pet Paws.

I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration.

See you next week!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Somedays You Just Have To

Happy Thursday and welcome back High Hopes fans! 

My post this week features another of my favourite things - stamping! and colouring of course. I talk to people all day and there is really nothing like coming home and hiding in my craft room - there is something theraputic about colouring and stamping isn't there? 
Ronda Stamping Angel was the perfect stamp to share one more of my favourite things. 

I started by colouring my stamps with alcohol markers and hand fussy cutting her out. Originally I had another plan for this card but it didn't come together like I wanted it to so I had to redirect my creativity...does that ever happen to anyone else? 
I added this cutie to an embossed heart background and stamped my "partial" sentiment directly onto my patterned paper. Some sparkly ribbon and sparkly gumdrops - another of my favourites - finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Ronda Stamping Angel - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Somedays - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar and Spice - Doodlebug
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti3D foam pop dots - Forever In Timeclear Spectrum Sparkle penBest Glue Ever - ScraPerfectQuickie glue pen, swiss hearts embossing folder - Taylored Expressions, curved scallop die - YNS, ribbon - stash, Ice Ice Baby Sparkly gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Markers: CG4 DG3 JG6 CG1 CG2 IG1 IG2 EB6 EB3 EB5 IG3 IG5 CT1 CT4 GB5 OR1
Copics: B00 B01 BG01 B24 B25 

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Goat Your Back

Howdy - MichelleO here today, now when I saw the new release from High Hopes Stamps we all know the new Donkey stamp was the first to jump out at me and made my heart sing. But then I saw these cute little goats! "Goat Your Back"

Oh my they remind me so much of my Momma Goat Rhett and her babies! I decided that they needed a farm to have fun in... so I stamped off first "Goat Your Back" Masked that off and stamped the "Farm Fence" Masked that off with the goats. And then stamped the background "BARN" I love how they all came together and have a scene you have fun coloring! I colored with my Copics. (colors below) and then went to find papers for my card.

I decided to just work with one pattern paper and keep things a bit simple since the image deserves the attention. My papers is from Graphic 45. I sewed all the layers down and used a Core'dinations dark red card stock for mats and the base. The sentiment is perfect "Furever in my Heart" Then three red enamel dots to finish it off.

Copic colors used -

Can you say ADORE for the new release "So Much Cuteness"! Having so much fun with it! To see all the new Cuteness click HERE.

Hope you enjoyed!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Be A Donkey!

Happy Tuesday!
If I have to be a donkey then I want to be this adorable one LOL! This stamp is from the new "So Much Cuteness" Release over at High Hopes Stamps and is called "Be A Donkey".
I'm using papers from the Simple Stories "Posh" 6x6 collection. I cut out my image using a heart die and then decided to add more heart cut outs to create my layout! Some enamel dots and wine finish off my card!
I decorated the inside to match and used the "Somedays" sentiment.
Copics Used:
W0, W1, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, C1, Y23, Y26
R00, R01, R22, R24, R29
BG32, BG49, B37, YR04, YG23, YG25

Hope to see you over on the Blog to play along with the High Hopes Monthly Challenge "My Favourite Things".

Happy Stamping!