Sunday, May 20, 2018

Last weeks Mothers day

Happy Sunday!!

Today I'd like to show you the card I gave my mother last week for Mothers Day. 
This image is easily to use for so many occasions! Not only for Mothers Day, but if you add your own sentiment to it, it can be a birthday card, a graduation card, a card for a new home... you name it!! 
The image is called Terri's Flower Cart.

I wanted to give this card a rustic look by adding some ribbons, twine and a bunch of paper flowers. The little wooden heart is my finishing touch.
The sentiment is a Dutch one and it says: Happy Mothers day!

Copics used:

Thanks for stopping by! And have a great day!!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Spring is in the Air wreath

 Hi there and happy Saturday.  I'm back to share a little card made with ....
I created a  twig style wreath and set the Spring image inside.  Used a burlap style ribbon 
with a fun carrot print and some tiny yellow flowers too. The image is coloured with Copic Markers and the background paper has a rustic wood look which I though went well with the image. 
Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend. 
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Friday, May 18, 2018

Sisters and Friends!!!

Welcome Everyone;

Even though Spring is here, with some nice and sunny weather and you feel that everything is going well, and then something happens -- totally out of nowhere to make life suck.

Such has been my world for the last couple of weeks.  Take the time to talk and spend time with all of your families -- your own immediate family as well as your brothers and sisters, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins -- anyone who fits that special niche called family.  You never know when an unexpected life event is going to happen.  I know that my sister who was a wife, mother, grandmother and aunt and I did not talk or visit everyday; but we were still there for each other. 

For today's post I have used Girlfriends from High Hopes Stamps.  This card is for everyone who has a sister that they cherish and miss.

Supplies used:
  • Stamps:  Girlfriends, Sisters and Friends (High Hopes Stamps)
  • Ink:  Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Paper:  XPress It Blending Cardstock, DP - Watercolor Wishes and Spring Plaid (Lawn Fawn), White Mulberry Paper (under the Lace Ribbon -- doesn't show up too well in the photo)
  • Copic Markers:
    • Skin:  E0000 - Floral White, E000 - Pale Fruite Pink, E00 - Skin White, R20 - Blush
    • Hair:  Girl on Right --  E53 - Raw Silk, E51 - Milky White, E50 - Egg Shell; Girl on Left -- E25 - Caribe Cocoa, E31 - Brick Beige, E33 - Sand
    • Dress & Hat:  Girl on Right --  G0000 - Crystal Opal, G000 - Pale Green, G00 - Jade Green, RV52 - Cotton Candy:  Girl on Left -- Y15 - Cadmium Yellow, Y18 - Lighting Yellow, YG11 - Mignonette, YG13 - Chartreuse, YG17 - Grass Green; B0000 - Pale Celestine, B000 - Pale Porcelain Blue, B00 - Frost Blue, B01 - Mint Blue 
  • Lace Ribbon (Hero Arts)
  • Botannical Potpourri - Snow and Buttermilk (49 and Market) 
  • Nuvo Crystal Drops -- Morning Dew and White Blizzard
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Please take the time to pick up the phone and talk, text, email or visit your family, as you never know what tomorrow holds.

Until next time, Happy Crafting and have a fantastic day.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dress For Success

Did anyone else ever like to play dress up as a child? I got the chance to do that when I went over to my friend's places for sleep overs. It was way too much fun to pull out the fancy dresses and high heeled shoes from the special toy box they were kept in.

Danni Dress Up from High Hopes Rubber Stamps sure brought back some fun childhood memories! 

After colouring this cutie with alcohol markers, I added some Stickles to her boa and pearls for a little sparkle. I set it aside to dry and cut and assembled my patterned paper layers. Some matching glittery ribbon and Nuvo gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Danni Dress Up -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Paper Dolls - Julie Nutting, Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella
Tuxedo Black Memento ink, MistiIcicle and Stardust Stickles, fishtail banner die - YNS, Galena ribbon, Bubble Gum Blush Nuvo Drops

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS4 TN2 TN4 CR2 CR3 CR5 CR8 RB1 RB2 RB3 VB1 VB2 VB3 TN1 EB1 EB2
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Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Swaddling Baby Boy

Howdy - MichelleO here - and for High Hopes Stamps today I had a little inspiration...

This stamp is a totally adorable image and a must have the perfect baby card! This is "Swaddled Baby Boy"

This little guy is such a cutie... I love paper piecing with this one. That blanket just screams out to match up to the pattern paper. So decided to only use on piece of pattern paper and make it pop sort of. A cream card stock, and the piece of green dot pattern paper for the card. Then I stamped the image on the pattern paper and cut out the blanket and glued it to the image. I sewed the image down with a zig zat stitch. For the corners I punched out a corner punch and then cut it to fit inwards in the card. Heart shaped pearls for the corners.

The sentiment is High Hopes Stamps "It a Boy"  is perfect with that little heart that I just had to add a little pink color too. Simple card, but some images just need to stay the focus - don't you think?

Copic colors used -

 Babies are such a blessing... we had a bouncing baby goat born here on the farm this week. That was the inspiration for today's card ;0)  - Love babies of all kinds!

Thanks so much for looking -

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Hi HH Fans!
I've got one more of the High Hopes Stamps adorable "Divas" to share with you today! This is the super cute "Gemma"! When I started to design this card, I just pictured her in Paris for some reason.... enjoying life and painting until her little hearts content!
So since "Gemma" is in "Paris", I knew the Paris Girl collection from Carta Bella was perfect for her! I've been hoarding this collection but thought Gemma was deserving LOL. I added some Crystal Stickles to her hair band, flower and painted hearts. The MFT Eiffel Tower die was the perfect addition to my themed card!
On the decorated inside I added the HH Sentiment called "You Make Me Smile".
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E74, E77, E79
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Hearts and paint: RV10, RV11
Easel: E43, E44, E47
Grey: C1, C2, C4, black gel pen polka dots
Background: B000, B00

Take some time to enjoy life just like Gemma is!
Happy Stamping!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Shabby Chic Mother's Day Card!

Good morning,
and welcome to my Monday blog post!

Today I'm sharing a Shabby Chic Mother's Day card, I have created for my mom! For my card I'm using High Hopes Stamps new release called "A Magical Day"

This cute stamp is Butterfly Fairy
I stamped and colored my image with alcohol markers. After I finish I fussy cut it and used Diamond stickles, Whink Of Stella and a gelly glitter pen to make her sparkle.

I always enjoy a little dimension in the background, so I used texture paste, die cut a couple of my new round floral frame and added cheese cloth around. The pattern paper is from my stash as well the paper and fabric flowers. To finish my card I created a pin, adhesive some pink gems and add seam binding ribbon colored with distress ink.

Here is a close up!
The sentiment is Hoping Your Day and old sentiment but well used one for me. I stamped it on vellum with Versa-Mark and used white embossing powder. Love this sentiment so much I have used in so many of my projects. It can be used for so many cards occasions. That is all for today hope you have enjoy this card inspiration.

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Have a BLESS day.
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