Monday, November 30, 2015

Snow Family Christmas Card!


Carolina

Hello, High Hope Fans!
My card for today features a fabulous old stamp called"Snow Family"


I stamped my image with memento tuxedo black and coloured with Copic markers.
Copic List: R20 R24 R27 R29 YG95 YG97 YR07 YR09 E23 E25 E37 B000 C1 C3 0
I used my Gold Gelly Roll pen on the hat and small snowman. 
For the sentiment I used "From All Of Us"


I love the mono/chromatic colors I choose for this Christmas card. I used red, green, white, and some gold on this card. I also used some Diamond & Red Stickles, Glossy Accent and 4mm Clear Droplets to sparkle and shimmer my "Snow Family"

Supplies List:
Paper: Copic Paper, Cherry Cobbler & Basic Black Cardstock, Merry Moments Designer Paper from S.U, and AUTHENTIQUE "Peppermint" paper.
Dies: Small Stitched Rectangle from Lawn Fawn, Stitched Scallop Edges from MFT, Circle and Scallop from Spellbinders. 
Inks: Forest Moss Distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, and Fog pigment ink from Avery Elle
Misc: Ribbon, 4mm Clear Droplets, Diamond & Red Stickles, 3D foam Adhesive, Glossy Accent, and Gold Gelly Roll pen.


High Hopes News...
High Hopes is excited to introduce a new way to buy stamps. Today we are introducing our NEW Club Packs. Our Club Packs are available at 30% off our regular retail price. Each Club Pack is available in an unmounted or cling foam version. Each Club Pack will be sold in limited quantities for a limited time. Each Club Pack contain 2 images & 2 sentiments!!! 
Find all the currently available Club Packs HERE

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Wasn't Me!

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
  
Come join our monthly challenge...and you could be the next winner of two High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  The details for the November Challenge can be found here.  The challenge runs through November 30th.  Hurry on over...

Happy Saturday Friends!  If Black Friday has you in the mood to do some more shopping, be sure to head on over to the High Hopes Stamps Website to grab some fantastic deals this weekend.  The sale continues thru til Cyber Monday!  Enjoy!!!
 Lisa 
 
This is Wasn't Me! (TT013) and Sm. Christmas Script Sentiment (F051).  Such a fun and adorable image!!!  Somehow, I could actually see this happening...lol!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Glossy Accents to the ornaments, mouse, kitty's hair bow, and tree stand.
 
The image was trimmed down to size and some grey ink was sponged on the edges.  The pattern paper is from Simple Stories-December Documented 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some grey and white cardstock.  A piece of SU white glittery ribbon was glued across the middle of the card to separate the different patterned papers.  The sentiment was embossed with silver embossing powder, then die cut using a banner die from Taylored Expressions.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few YNS Gumdrops-White Sugar were added to the bottom right corner.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 723, N55, N79, 761, 555, 856, 055, 249, 969, and 606.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder for the sentiment, SU Grey Ink Pad for sponging edges of the main image, and SU Handsome Hunter Ink Pad for sponging edges of the sentiment banner.
 
Paper - Simple Stories-December Documented 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Grey and White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, SU White Glittery Ribbon, YNS Gumdrops-White Sugar, Taylored Expressions-Banner Die, Sponge DauberWater BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Happy Mail

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
Come join our monthly challenge...and you could be the next winner of two High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  The details for the November Challenge can be found here.  The challenge runs through November 30th.  So don't delay!

For all you Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shoppers, be sure to stop by the High Hopes Stamps Website to find some awesome deals this weekend.  Happy Shopping!!!
  Jane 
 
This is Happy Mail (SS002), along with the sentiment called Holly Jolly (K048).  Who doesn't love to receive happy mail?!?!?!?  and especially at this time of year....  

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to Hedgy's nose.  Xmas Red Stickles was used for the holly berries and Frosted Lace Stickles were applied to resemble snow on the top of the mailbox and ground covering.

The image was die cut using a Stitched Rectangle die.  The pattern paper is from Echo Park-Home for the Holidays 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Chocolate Chip and White cardstock.  For the bow tie on Hedgy, I used a mini gingerbread man die from YNS, that included a bow tie.  The real reason hedgy has a bow tie on, is due to the fact that while I was colouring his tummy I had a little too much water on my brush and ended up paper piecing another tummy on him.  There was a slight line in between his head and body, that I wanted to cover either with a scarf or a bow tie.  When I found the bow tie was going to work, my dilemma was resolved.  I am always looking for creative ways to fix small boo boos like this, as some days things happen that we wish didn't!  LOL!  
 
For the sentiment, I was hoping to create something that looked like a postage stamp.  I remembered I had a SU postage punch, that I don't think I've ever used, so I dug that up.  In order to layer the sentiment, I needed to punch out 4 postage punches and offset them, using Chocolate Chip cardstock to create a bigger postage stamp.  Foam tape was used under the sentiment to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a few clear rhinestones were added above the image and to the lower right side.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, N60, 847, 133, 245, 969, 977, 942, N35, and 800.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, SU Early Espresso Embossing Powder for sentiment, and SU Chocolate Chip Ink Pad for sponging edges of image and sentiment.
 
Paper - Echo Park-Home for the Holidays 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Glossy AccentsFrosted Lace Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Stitched Rectangle die, YNS-mini gingerbread man die(bow tie), SU Postage Punch, Clear Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Thursday, November 26, 2015

High Hopes Black Friday thru Cyber Monday SALE!!!!

Our Black Friday SALE starts Nov. 26th, ends Nov. 30th!  SAVE 20% STORE WIDE on ALL stamps.  Use coupon code save20 at checkout. 

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Happy Thanksgiving - Pilgrim Pair (Lacey)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

If you are looking for the Monthly challenge, you can find
the November Challenge: Christmas/Winter here.

Happy Thanksgiving to our US friends!!

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Lacey 
Today I'm sharing a card using an older image called Pilgrim Pair S209.

The image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os.

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy stamping!
~Lacey 

Carrots and Cookies

Wow! I can't believe it's the last Thursday in November already! Yikes! Where did the time go?! 

My post today features an older High Hopes stamp called Santa's Sleigh Ride (found here). How cute is this reindeer and Santa sitting with his feet up! He must be taking a break before his big day! 



My original layout and ideas for this card didn't work out the way I pictured it in my head - have you ever had that happen?) so I ended up fussy cutting the image (leaving a bit of a white border) after colouring with alcohol markers. 
The "snow" was made by tearing some white pieces of cardstock and adding Stickles to the edges. I created my sentiment on my computer and printed it off on a label die that I cut in half. An icicle border, red gumdrops and glitter on Santa's coat and hat finish off my card. Did you see the red glitter gumdrop on the reindeer's nose? The sentiment was created on my computer.

Spectrum Noir Makers: TN2 TN4 TN6 TN7 EB4 EB3 EB5 BR3 BR7 BR10 CT1 CT4 GB11 CR1 CR7 CR9 CR11 DR6 1G1 1G2 1G5 1G4 CG3 CG4 JG4 BT1 BT2 BT4 BT6 1B1 FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8

You still have a few days to play along in our   November Challenge - Christmas/Winter. Come and play along for your chance to win a High Hopes stamp - we can't wait to see your creations.

Have you stopped by the High Hopes website to check out the new CLUB PACKS yet? each set includes two stamps and sentiments - Wow!  

When you purchase a club pack you Save 30% off our regular retail price. You can find the Club Packs here  on the High Hopes website. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Think Snow Christmas Ornament -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there, thanks so much for stopping my today. Christmas is just around the corner and I've started to think about the tree and taking the ornaments out from the basement. It's always tons of work to get everything decorated for the holidays but well worth it in the end.
I usually get together with a few friends every year and we each make a Christmas project and teach each other how create our project. It's always a fun time and I was thinking why not try and make an ornament!
So here it is!!! I found a clear plastic ornament at my local dollar store. It was filled with tinsel which I removed and added my own assortment of sequences, gems mini ornaments and other odds and ends too!  Everything is hot glued inside the ornament and basically I dropped hot glue from the top of the opening and used a pencil to press all the parts and pieces into the glue. The image was rolled up and dropped into the ornament onto a bed of hot glue.  It was a little tricky but just played around with it until I liked the look. 


Thanks for peeking! Hope you get crafty and make an ornament for the tree :)

Skiing Snowman - Winter Wonderland

Howdy  - MichelleO here and today I had some fun with "Skiing Snowman" He really looks like he is having a good time in the "Winter Wonderland".


I colored with my Copics (colors below)  Then found some papers from Authentique Cozy Collection. Love the winter sweater feel of the papers. I sewed down all the layers with a zig zag stitch and used red and kraft card stock for the base. Love the Winter Wonderland sentiment. I added three red buttons for embellishement.

Close up of the Skiing Snowman.


More of the same papers for the inside -


Copic colors used -


High Hopes News...
High Hopes is excited to introduce a new way to buy stamps. Today we are introducing our NEW Club Packs. Our Club Packs are available at 30% off our regular retail price. Each Club Pack is available in an unmounted or cling foam version. Each Club Pack will be sold in limited quantities for a limited time. Each Club Pack contain 2 images & 2 sentiments!!! 
Find all the currently available Club Packs HERE

Hope you enjoyed - and for more you can see my personal blog.
MichelleO

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Seasons Greetings!

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Kristine here....and today I am getting in the Christmas spirit with this cute little elf card using Painting Elf from the latest release from High Hopes.




I colored the image with Copic Markers.
(E50 E51 E93 R21 R22 R24 R27 B00 B01 B02 E40 E42 E43 G12 G14 G17 YR35 YR38 C1 C3 C5)

The paper is "Christmas Basics", from Hobby Lobby. 




The sentiment is Seasons Greetings.
The die cut present is Triplit Gifts Sizzix die.


The release is now available for purchase.

Lora just put together some awesome Club Pack sets that are a 30% savings.


Check them out HERE!



Polar Hug!

Happy Tuesday Greetings!
What an adorable pair of friends these two are! I love the smile on the bears face! It just says it all!!
This High Hopes Stamp is called "Polar Hug".
I am using paper from the Lawn Fawn Snowday 6x6 paper collection. It's my favourite from last year and my stash is almost gone. I used MFT Stitched Snowdrift die and Memory Boxe's Frostyville Border die for my embellishments. The little MFT Stitched Tag has the HH sentiment called "Dot Warm Winter Wishes". I took the chisel nib of my BG34 Copic Marker to outline the edges of the snowbanks.
Copics Used:
Bear: C1, C2/ nose C5/ Cheeks R01
Penguin: C4, C6, C8, Y17
Hat & Scarf: R24, R27, R29, BG23, BG34
On the inside I used the HH sentiment called "Holiday All Year".

There's still time to enter into the High Hopes November Challenge "Christmas/ Winter! All you need to do is use a High Hopes Stamp, and if you don't have one you can use our free digi! 

You can buy High Hopes stamps at:

See you next Tuesday! Until then.......
Happy Crafting 

Supplies:

Monday, November 23, 2015

"We Wish You A Merry Christmas Pillow Box"


Carolina

Hello, High Hope Fans!

 Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year!
For today I have a quick and easy gift using just a few supplies.

Did you know?  We have a brand new challenge this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps; which is "Christmas/Winter".  To enter for your chance to win 2 free High Hopes images of your choice!


I couldn't resist making a few pillow boxes for my husband coworker this week.
I used two of my favorite sentiment from the newest release
"We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and "From All Of Us"
From High Hopes Stamps.


 Supplies List:
Stamps: "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" and "From All Of  Us"
Paper: Bright Gold glimmer paper, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, and Always Artichoke
Dies: Sizzix thinlits box, pillow & poinsettias
Ink: Forest Moss, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo,
Misc: Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Linen Thread, 3D foam adhesive and Burgundy gem


High Hopes News...
High Hopes is excited to introduce a new way to buy stamps. Today we are introducing our NEW Club Packs. Our Club Packs are available at 30% off our regular retail price. Each Club Pack is available in an unmounted or cling foam version. Each Club Pack will be sold in limited quantities for a limited time. Each Club Pack contain 2 images & 2 sentiments!!! 
Find all the currently available Club Packs HERE

For more details about my pillow box, please visit my blog at

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Skiing Snowman

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
  
Come join our monthly challenge...and you could be the next winner of two High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  The details for the November Challenge can be found here.  The challenge runs through November 30th.

Happy Saturday Friends!  Here is a fun card for you today!
 Lisa 
 
This is Skiing Snowman (TT015).  Such an adorable image and easy to colour too!!!

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I applied some Diamond Stickles to the fur and cuffs of the Snowman's coat.
 
The image was cut down to size and some brown ink was sponged on the edges.  The pattern paper is from Bo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some kraft and white cardstock.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few copper coloured pearls were added to the top and bottom of the main image, and twine was tied in a nice bow along the side.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N35, N55, N75, 761, 555, 977, 992, 847, and 905.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder, SU Brown Ink Pad for sponging edges of the main image.
 
PaperBo Bunny-Sleigh Ride 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Kraft and White Cardstock.
 
Misc - Diamond Stickles, Twine, Copper Pearls, Sponge Dauber, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Penguin On Ice

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
Come join our monthly challenge...and you could be the next winner of two High Hopes Stamps of your choice.  The details for the November Challenge can be found here.  The challenge runs through November 30th.

With Christmas less than 6 weeks away, it's time to get those cards done!!! I hope this card may inspire you...
  Jane 
 
This is Penguin On Ice (TT010)....what a super cute image!!!  The possibilities using this image are endless.

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the Penguin's beak and feet.  Diamond Stickles were applied to the pompom and the fur on the hat.  Xmas Red Stickles was used for the holly berries.  

The image was die cut using a Stitched Square die.  The same die was used for offsetting the red layer behind the image.  The pattern paper is from Doodlebug-Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Green, Red, and White cardstock.  For the holly embellishment in the top left corn of the main image, I used a Creative Expressions die called Festive Collection.  These holly dies are just gorgeous, with a very detailed look to them.  Some Zig-Wink of Stella Glitter Green pen was applied over the green cardstock that was used to die cut the holly leaves.  Foam tape was used under the main image to add some dimension.  To complete this card, a few YNS Glitter Sparkle Gumdrops were added below the ribbon sentiment.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, N35, N75, 491, N60, 985, 025, 055, 969, 977, 847, 856, 126, and 245.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
PaperDoodlebug-Sugarplums 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Green, Red, and White Cardstock; Red Glitter Cardstock (holly berries die cut).
 
Misc - Glossy Accents, Diamond Stickles, Xmas Red Stickles, Zig-Wink of Stella Glitter Green Pen, Stitched Square die, Creative Expressions-Festive Collection dies, Recollection-Happy Holidays Ribbon, White Gel Pen, YNS- White Sugar & Sparkle Gumdrops, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Painting Elf - Lacey

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

If you are looking for the Monthly challenge, you can find
the November Challenge: Christmas/Winter here.
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Lacey 
Today I'm sharing a card using the fun Painting Elf SS006
This image reminds me of the Elf on a Shelf.  It's almost time for our Elf to join us again!!

The papers are from My Mind's Eye. I kept the layout simple so it's easier to mail.

The image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os...

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy stamping!
~Lacey 

Got Hugs?

It's Thursday already and my turn to post some inspiration for you. I made two cards and I'm not sure which one I like better......so I thought I would share both!

Before I get in to my card details Our November Challenge is Christmas/Winter. Come and play along for your chance to win a High Hopes stamp - we can't wait to see your creations.

Now for the card details. Both of my cards feature Polar Hug from the Joys of the Seasons New Release.

The first card features the new Think Snow 2 sentiment and Winter Wonderland Background and the Winter Wonderland sentiment.  

The second card features the Merry Christmas sentiment. I had fun putting these two cards together with all of these High Hopes stamps!





For my first card is coloured my image with alcohol markers. I stamped the top part only of the Winter Wonderland Background set and added some Shabby Blue Frantage. I stamped some mountains in blue so they looked like some icebergs in the background. The sentiment was partially done on my computer and finished off with the Winter Wonderland sentiment stamp. I added some glitter to the penguin's hat, some navy polka dot ribbon and finished it off with a couple blue brads.

My second card is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a Spellbinders circle. I added some stitches with a circle stitch die. I threaded some twine through my ribbon slot border and added my snowflake clothes pin.
Glitter on the penguins hat and some gumdrops help finish this card off. 

Have you heard the news? High Hopes is now available in Club Packs!

We are excited to introduce our brand new High Hopes Club Packs - each set includes two stamps and sentiments - Wow!  

When you purchase a club pack you Save 30% off our regular retail price. You can find the Club Packs here  on the High Hopes website. Happy Shopping!


                         Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Country Harvest

Howdy - MichelleO here and today I am in the fall feeling, maybe it because it is getting time for a little Thanksgiving here. And this image is a wonderful Fall image!

Country Harvest -


Such a fun image to color! I colored with my Copics (colors below)  Now this is a really large image and I thought it needed an easel card to show it off the most possible.  So I found some fall papers from Graphic 45 and created an easel card with some kraft card stock and pretty fall papers. I sewed down all the layers and then added some Martha Stewart border punches. A little wood fence and grass.

Close up of the image -


And then for that great sentiment that works so well for those Fall Cards - Bold Have a Blessed Season sentiment.



And here are the Copic colors used -


Have you heard the news? High Hopes is now available in Club Packs!



We are excited to introduce our brand new High Hopes Club Packs - each set 

includes two stamps and sentiments - Wow!  

When you purchase a club pack you Save 30% off our regular retail price. You

 can find the Club Packs here  on the High Hopes website. Happy Shopping!



Our November Challenge is Christmas/Winter. Come and play along for your 

chance to win a High Hopes stamp - we can't wait to see your creations.

Hope you enjoyed
MichelleO
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