Saturday, January 30, 2016

Standing Birthday Buddy

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Happy Saturday Friends!  For a beary cute birthday card...
 Lisa 
 
This is Standing Birthday Buddy (S217).  This image makes for such a cute birthday card for anyone celebrating their special day!     
 
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 balloon.  I love the finished look, using this technique.
 
The pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye-Charm 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some white cardstock.  The image was cut down to a smaller size to better fit this card.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, a few YNS-Black Gumdrops were added to the right of the image.  

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - N15, 723, 243, 373, 025, 055, 533, 555, 905, 885, N95 and N79.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - My Mind's Eye - Charm 6x6 Paper Pad and SU White Cardstock.
 
 
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Friday, January 29, 2016

Cute Birdy - Treat Bag

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For today's post, I thought I would make something a little different, yet keeping with a birthday theme..
 Jane 

Side view of the treat bag 

This is Cute Birdy (F250) and Bird Told Me (F251) sentiment.  I think this Birdy is just sooo adorable and works well for so many different projects!

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 Birdy's beak. 

The main image was fussy cut out.  A YNS die called Scalloped Topped Treat Bag was used to create the small bag using SU Pacific Point Cardstock.  The designer paper is from Doodlebug-Springtime 6x6 paper pad.  For the sentiment, it was stamped with a versamark ink pad then heat embossed using black embossing powder on SU Apricot Appeal cardstock.  To complete this project, Doodlebug twine was tied in a bow around the top of the flap, and a small piece of Hook and Loop tab (a thin velcro, adhesive-backed tab) was placed under the flap, to easily open and close the treat bag.  
 
Supplies Used:
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Ink - Tombow Markers - 055, 985, 977, and 452.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
PaperDoodlebug - Springtime 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Apricot Appeal, Pacific Point & White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, YNS-Scalloped Topped Treat Bag Die, Doodlebug Twine-blue jean, Tombow-Hook & Loop Tabs, Water Brush, and Glue Dots.

Optional - Mini Eggs or any other small candies to be place inside the treat bag.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Burt & Doris Anniversary

Wow! I can't believe it's the last week of January already! Spring will be here before we know it - yay! 


This week I challenged myself to make horizontal cards. I usually make vertical cards so I wanted to try something a little different. 

This week's inspiration features Burt & Doris (T909), an older stamp from High Hopes and Happy Anniversary (F120) for my sentiment. 

                                                      Donna




I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then fussy cut it. This time I left a bit of white edge around it. I didn't have quite the right off white background paper I needed so I inked up a background words stamp. Then I cut out my heart diamond fold shape and added some pink cardstock in the background. I cut and matted my patterned paper from Simple Stories, added my heart border and then Burt & Doris - mounted with pop dots.  I added some glitter to Doris' earrings and necklace and Blueberry gumdrops finish off my card. 
                                    
  Card Recipe 
Stamps: Burt & Doris and Happy Anniversary - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Words: Local King Rubber Stamp
Patterned Paper: Home Spun - Simple Stories

Quickie glue pen, Hero Arts Glitter, Colorblox ink, Diamond Folds Template, 
Pop Dots, Spring Lace Border, Blueberry Gumdrops (Your Next Stamp)


                                                                                    
Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 TB8 BT9 TB9 CT1 CT3 CT4 GB11 DR1 DR7 1G1 1G4 1G7 TN4 TN7 TN8 1G1 1G3 1G5 TN3 TN6 TN7

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Part Time Gardener -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there, I'm back with a light and airy card made with High Hopes Part Time Gardener found here
 This Sweet gal is fussy cut and coloured with Copics. The light wood grain background is pattern paper along with added some sewing stitches. The flowers and Spring  banner are die cuts with added pop dots for some dimension.
GemsGlossy Accents and Gumdrops for some added fun :)
Thanks for peeking, have a crafty day!!!
Copic# E50,E11,E13,B91,B93,B95,B97,R80 R81,R83,C0,C1,C5,C7,B21,Y21

Feathered Friends Valentine

Howdy - MichelleO here today and for today's post I decided to make a little valentines day card. The Heart day is coming close you know. Big day around our house, it is also Hubby's birthday and our anniversary so I just LOVE making Valentines.

I pulled out a couple of Feathered Friends for this card -



Colored with my Copics and then went back with the blender pen and faded out the night sky a bit. Like the texture look it gives to the marker coloring. The papers are from First Editions Bella Rose collection and I think they are perfect for any valentine card! I sewed down the layers on red card stock as mats and then layered everything on a white card stock base. The sentiment is also High Hopes stamps - "Be My Valentine!"  Layered on a white satin polka dot ribbon then I added a Martha Stewart Heart punch in red card stock. Simple but sweet I think.

Inside more of the same papers.


Copic colors used -


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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Welcome Little One

Tuesday is my day to post on the High Hopes Blog and today I decided to use some older stamps to create some baby cards for my stash.

This image is so quick and easy to color.
It's called Baby Sittin'.


I had some scrap polka-dot paper in my stash.  Not sure who made it but nearly every paper manufacturer has polka dot paper!

The sentiment is Welcome Little One Script.


I used Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scallop circle dies.
The images were all colored with my Tombow USA colored pencils.

The bottle image is Baby Bottle.  I cut it out and adhered it to the card with a pop dot.


These were pretty quick and simple cards but I know that whoever receives them will love them!

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration.

You can find these and lots more adorable images at High Hopes.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Feel Better Soon!

Howdy HH Fans!
I was running low on Get Well cards so I thought it's the perfect time to get out High Hopes Stamps image called Valerie Nurse Angel. 
I am using paper from my stash again! It's one of my goals (not resolutions LOL) for the New Year.  I cut out my image using a MFT Zigzag Oval die and layered a Spellbinder Lacey circle behind it. I layered the middle strip of Designer paper with a border punch strip on both sides. A bit of ribbon and some Stickles on Valerie's wings finish off my card. 
On the inside I'm using the High Hopes sentiment called "Better Quickly" and the super cute "Bandaid".
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: Y11, Y21, E53
Bear: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Dress: C1
Wings: B000
Bandaid: E95, E97
Reds: R35, R37
I actually made 3 of these cards for my "stock pile". I did the bear's fur different on each image. I used dots on one and squiggles on the other. Not sure which of the 3 images I like the best.

Thanks for stoping by today!
Happy Crafting!

Supplies:

Monday, January 25, 2016

Precious Princess Valentine's Treat Box


Carolina

Good Morning and Welcome,
High Hopes Fans!

Are you guys ready for another cute and adorable Valentine's project!
Today I am using "Precious Princess"


The image was stamped with Tuxedo black ink and coloured with my copic markers.
Copic Lists: W1 W3 W5 R20 R29 R39 RV00 RV10 and 0

After my image was all coloured I fussy cut it leaving some white border. I also add some Wink of Stella on the bow and Glossy accent. Lots of die cutting using the Spellbinder circle dies. I pop my "Precious Princess" with 3D foam adhesive tape. 


 Find this adorable image and tons more here at High Hopes Stamps!


Supplies List:
Paper: Pebbles 12X12 Sugar Cookies, cardstock MFT Pink Lemonade, S.U Real Red, and The Paper Studio Champagne glitter cardstock.
Misc: Treat box from my local party store, all ribbons are from May Art, S.U rhinestones, Felt hearts and pearls ribbon from my stash.
To finished my beautiful image I used a white gelly roll pen.

Hope you're being inspired to created something pretty!
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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Soccer Star

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Happy Saturday Friends!  For all you sports fans, this card is for you...
 Lisa 
 
This is Soccer Star (Q101) and "Simply the Best" Sentiment from Sentiment Set #3 (U506).  Such an adorable and fun image to colour!     
 
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 number "1" on the dragon's shirt. I just love the shiny and slightly raised look, when using this product. 
 
The pattern paper is from Doodlebug Designs - Goal 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Cool Caribbean and White cardstock.  The image was cut down to a smaller size then offset layered with the Cool Caribbean cardstock.  A strip of SU Baja Breeze ribbon was added horizontally behind the image.  Foam tape was applied to raise the main image, to add a bit of dimension.  To complete this card, the sentiment was stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed with black embossing powder.

Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, 249, 133, N55, 977, 126, 990, 452, N75, 856 and N15.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
PaperDoodlebug Designs - Goal 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Cool Caribbean and White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, SU Baja Breeze Ribbon, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Friday, January 22, 2016

Warm Wishes

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Here's another fun birthday card to share with you today...
  Jane 
 
This is Warm Wishes (S106) and Make A Wish (F035) sentiment.  This little dragon makes me chuckle with lighting those candles!

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 flame, to give it a "glow". 

The main image was die cut using a stitched rectangle die.  SU Green Galore Cardstock was used for the card base and some SU Tempting Turquoise cardstock was used for layering.  The designer paper is from Taylored Expressions-Double the Fun 6x6 paper pad.  Foam tape was used under the main image and sentiment to give it some dimension.  For the sentiment, it was stamped with a versamark ink pad then heat embossed using white embossing powder.  To complete this card, a bunch of YNS-White Sugar Gumdrops were added on the top right corner and bottom centre.  
 
Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 491, N60, N75, 055, 985, 977, 969, 126, 133, 856, and 452.  Versamark Ink Pad, White & Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Taylored Expressions - Double the Fun 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore & White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, Stitched Rectangle Die, YNS-White Sugar Gumdrops, Water Brush, Foam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!
 
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Thursday, January 21, 2016

National Hugging Day - Dina

Happy National Hugging Day! 


In honor of this especially sweet day, and the fact it's freezing in most places,  I created an especially sweet card using High Hopes Stamps "Snowy Couple" from "Joys of the Season" release.

I stamped my Snowy Couple  and colored/painted them with watercolors (of course) and a few Copics (R20, E13, E15, B12 & BG000)

I created a circle pop out card using white card stock which I cut with my Silhouette Cameo and an A2 Card template design that I picked up from their design store. 

I used two papers from Buncha Scraps  new collection "Warm Winter Wishes" for the background of my card.

I couldn't resist, and added some sparkly bling (clear plastic rhinestones) to my paper to give the appearance of an icy, snowy, frosty day. Depending on where you place this card, you can see it shimmering in the light. 


I also cut out some larger white snowflakes, from card stock, to make it pop, added a blue and white polka dotted ribbon, dotted it with a blue crystal rhinestone, and there you have it....a colorful, warm, yet frosty, sweet, little card for National Hugging Day!

I hope you enjoyed this project today! May you give, and receive, lots of warm, heartfelt hugs today and everyday!

Stay Warm & Happy Stamping!

Don't forget that our January Challenge is still going on and the theme this month is "Anything Goes". All you need to do is use a High Hopes Stamp to enter. 

If you don't have one please feel free to use our Free Digi

Good luck....you never know the next winner could be you!



Days Like This

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

I giggled right out loud when I saw this stamp for the first time. We all have "those" days once and awhile don't we? Well, our little frog friend here seems to be having one! 

Our little frog friend is an older High Hopes stamp called Frog In Boxers 2 and he can be found here.




I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers, and fussy cutting him out. I added some sliver gel pen to his boxer buttons. He is mounted on a sky background with some clouds added for fun. I added a couple of clothing labels and a mini clothespin that I took apart so it isn't so bulky. 

Stamps: Frog In Boxers 2 (Q126) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Days Like This (F214) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Cool Summer - Carta Bella, stash 
Dies: Head In The Clouds - Des'ire 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (ink pad and pen)
Clothing labels - my clothes 
Mini Clothes Pins - Dollar store 
General's Chalk Pencil 
Silver Gel Pen 

Spectrum Noir Markers: CG4 DG3 JG6 CR7 CR11 DR6 CT1 CT2 CT4 TN1 EB1 EB2


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Getting Spruced Up Layout - Lacey

Hello High Hopes Fans!!


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Lacey 
Today I'm sharing another Christmas scrapbook layout. 
This one is from 2003 when my now 13 year old was only 15 months old (my how time flies). 
I used Getting Spruced Up S241 for this layout.
I kept it simple so that it fits nice and flat in a scrapbook.
I used some die cuts to cut out the title from glitter card stock, a Star punch and spruce die, and ric rac ribbon to finish it off.


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

Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy stamping!!
~Lacey