Thursday, October 20, 2016


I cant' believe we are in the middle of October already! Halloween will be here before we know it so I have chosen to use "Halloween Kitty & Gang" from the Fall/Winter Fun new release. 

I have also used an older sentiment called "Happy Halloween Script". 

I had some fun colouring this cute "gang" up with alcohol markers. There striped paper has some gold stripe in it (hard to see) and so does the black boo paper behind the photo so I added some gold Wink of Stella to the stars, buckle and collar on the cat. The stamp is cut out using a stitched square die and mounted on black cardstock. 

I used the sketch from this month's challenge to create my card base - I swapped out the tag for a fish tail banner die just for fun, and added some fun stitched ghost dies. Some glittery gold and orange gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Halloween Kitty & Gang (TT024) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Halloween Script (F232) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Boo! - Recollections
Dies: Stitched Square, Happy Haunting and  Fishtail Banner dies - Your Next Stamp
Gold Wink of Stella, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressItGold Nugget and Candy Corn Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

There are three ways to participate in this month's challengeClick here to find out how to play along for your chance to win some High Hopes Stamps!!
Here is this month's sketch

Grab your High Hopes Stamps and come play along! I can't wait to see what you create! 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Old Pick Up Truck

Howdy -  MichelleO here today and I am loving the new release at High Hopes Stamps! It has so much for everyone! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas... and this wonderful "Old Pick Up Truck" - I am in love with this image!

Hubby and I are always pointing out old trucks and talking about the day we have one. So as soon as I saw this image I knew it was a must and I just couldn't wait to color it up and I also knew I wanted to match it up with the High Hopes Barn. A favorite background image of mine. And you just now that "Old Pick Up Truck" has put in a lot of hours working around this old barn.

The masked images are sewn down onto papers from My Minds Eye. Love the rich colors together. Then I found some Whimsy Stamps Dies Happy, birthday and vines that just worked to well with the image. It all worked well together and as an Easel Card!

Copic colors used -

This one was a super fun card with me - my roots with High Hopes Stamps. LOVE the country images... so me!

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sparkle and Cheer

Made a sparkly Christmas card with a fun new sentiment from High Hopes Stamps.

This is called Sparkle and Cheer.

I used a Spellbinders Die to die cut all the layers.
All of the paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
The holly stickers are Jolee's.

This would be an easy card to mass produce.
It was super easy to make!

I hope you enjoyed today's card. 

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
It's time for the High Hopes Stamps, October Challenge.
Please join the fun for your chance to WIN your choice of 2 High Hopes Stamps.
1:This month all you have to do is "Leave A Comment"
2:Want to DOUBLE your chances to win? Leave a comment on High Hopes Facebook.
3:Use this sketch below (Optional) or created your own, and post your card to High Hopes gallery!

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from the comments posted during the month. It's that easy to join the October Challenge!!!
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

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Enter your project to the linky below.
We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't have a blog!

You can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky below. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.

Bat Friends!

Tuesday Fun!
Today I am sharing with you "Bat Friends" from the New Release called Fall/ Winter over at High Hopes Stamps. Isn't this little Vampire and his bat friends just the sweetest thing ever!!!
I am using papers from an older Authentique collection called Moonlit. I am also following the October Sketch which really takes the guess work out of your layout! I have to admit..... the first time I put "Bat Friends" on my finished card I had him upside down. He was standing straight up with the 3 bats hanging upside down. I guess you could use him either way LOL! Thankfully I noticed before I took my pictures and sent him off.
Here's the inside using the "Block Happy Halloween" sentiment. I took my Black Gel pen and added polka dots to it for fun!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Cape: R35, R37, R39, YR04
Suit and bats: N3, N4, N5, N7, N9
Tree: E43, E44, E47
Outline: Y00

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules.

Here's the Sketch for the month of October!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Monday High Hopes Friends
Carolina  here, sharing a wonderful card I made using one of  High Hopes 'Fall/Winter Stamps Release'

First I used one of  Lawn Fawn die and cut a rectangle from white cardstock Then stamped my image on it. I coloured 'Chillin Charlie Christmas Cow' with my daughter Crayola coloring  pencil and
used "Gamsol" to blend the colors. I add Star Dust  Stickles to his hat. I want to keep this card easy and simple to duplicated.

I'm so excited about the way this came out, I can't wait to color my next image!

Supplies Used:
Chillin Charlie Christmas Cow TT049  and Merry Christmas To You And Your Herd HH035 Stamps from High Hopes, Star Dust Stickles, rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn, 'Crayola' Color Pencils, Gamsol from Gamblin, white black & cherry cobbler  cardstock from S.U
Cherry Cobbler Ink pad.

May sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Chillin' Charlie

Happy Sunday!!

Today I'm thrilled to show you a stamp of our new winter release! I't called Chillin Charlie Christmas Cow and you can find it right HERE!

With this stamp (wich is obviously a cool Christmas Stamp!) I also used a Christmas Sentiment: Merry Christmas

As you can see, I've used the sketch from the Monthly challenge (again, lol). If you would like to play along to win 2 High Hopes Stamps of your choice, just visit the challenge post! There are 3 ways to win stamps, so that is easy peasy right?? Have fun with that!!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your Sunday!

Supplies used:
Papers: Bazzil Basic white, red cardstock and black dotted cardstock
Dessinpapers: from stash 
Colouring: Staedler pencils 
Other: red ribbon and white snowflake dies

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Sparkle & Cheer -- High Hopes

Hello and Happy Saturday! Thanks for peeking in today :)
I've created a holiday box that could be filled with candies, scrapbook embellishments or maybe a Christmas ornament too :)

This beautiful quote is from High Hopes called ...

This is a must have for sure, totally classy  greeting in my opinion!
I stamped the sentiment in Tim Holtz  Festive Berries and pop dotted the greeting for added dimension.
 A poinsettia die cut flower ( that I picked up at One Crazy Stamper was added to the top of the box). Silver Stickle, gum drops and ribbon for a little holiday fun!
Santa says hello :) 
Have a great weekend!