Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dancing Katie

Happy Tuesday!

Krisitne here!
I hope that all my U.S. Friends had a safe and happy long weekend.
I stayed close to home and tried to get caught up on my Design Team work!

I have another fun image from the latest High Hopes release to share with you today!

This is Miss Katie.



I colored her with Prisma Colored Pencils.

The sentiment is Different Drummer.


The paper is more of the fun paper from my big 12 x 12 pad by The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
It is going to take me years to get through it all!



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Kristine

Bashful Owl!

Guess Whooo?!
Yup it's me again......LOL just sharing with you my Design Team post for High Hopes Stamps over on the HH Blog. Today's card is using the cute "Bashful Owl", "Large Bow" and "Tree Stump". I am loving these cute "pudgy" owls and the accessories you can purchase to go with them. It just makes them so versatile and fun to create with.
I started by stamping "Bashful Owl" on my Copic X-Press It paper. Then using a Post-it Note, I re-stamped the owl and fussy cut it out. What you want to do is then lay the Post-it Note over the top of your owl and then stamp the "Tree Stump" where you want it. By "masking" the owl you can make it look like she's sitting on the stump perfectly. This paper is from my stash as well as the ribbon! A shout out to Natalie M. for showing me how to make a bow using your fingers. This triple loop bow turned out great! The "Large Bow" accessory is fussy cut out and popped up on her head with a small foam square.
I used the "Owl Always Love You" sentiment on the inside!
Copics Used:
Owl: W00, W0, W01, W3, W5 / YR02, YR04 / R000
Stump: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
Bow: R56, R59
Outline: Y00

Don't forget to head on back to the High Hopes Blog tomorrow for the beginning of our June Challenge! 

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Simply The Best!

Carolina here,
Good Morning and welcome High Hopes Fans!

 Father's Day is celebrated here in the US on June 19th and since that special day is right around the corner I thought it would be wise to plan ahead! The stamps I'm using for this Father's Day card are called "Bob Loves Grass" and "Sentiment Set #3" from High Hopes Stamps!

I stamped "Bob Loves Grass" with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Copic markers paper and die cut it with the largest (Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables) from Lawn Fawn I colored this handsome guy with Copics. Copic List: R24 R27 R29 C1 C5 C7 C9 E000 E33 E51 E57 B000 Y35 Y38 Y11 Y15 Y17 YG95 YG97 V000 and 0 
Supplies Used: Memento Tuxedo black ink, Broken China Distress Ink, foam tape,Copic markers, pattern papers (Trim The Tree) from S.U Paper Stack, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables dies from Lawn Fawn, S.U White Cardstock.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fragrant Blooms

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends! I hope everyone is enjoying some of this very hot weather we are finally getting here!

Today, I am thrilled to share another one of my cards using a stamp and SVG files from the New Release - Spring 2016 Collection.
 Lisa
 
This is Fragrant Blooms (TT040) and Fragrant Blooms SVG file-point 7 & 14 (TT040SVG).  What a sweet image...and I am starting to think our flowers could use a drink too with all this warm and dry weather!
 
I started by using my Cricut machine and cut the point 7 size of the SVG Fragrant Blooms file on Xpress It cardstock.  The image was then stamped with a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad using my Misti Stamping Tool to ensure accuracy for the placement of the image inside the cut out portion of my cardstock. The image was then coloured with Copic Markers.  After the image was all coloured and dry, a Zig-Wink of Stella yellow glitter pen was added to the centre of the flower and a Zig-Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was applied on the flowers and butterfly for some sparkle.  A very tiny bit of Glossy Accents were used on the droplets of water(from the watering can) and on the little frog's eyes.
 
For the card base, I chose some SU Black cardstock.  The designer paper is from American Crafts-Journey 6x6 Paper Pad.  No foam tape was used on this card, so it will be fairly flat for mailing purposes.  The SVG File for Fragrant Blooms - size 14 (for layering) was also cut and adhered to the back of the image using black cardstock to "pop" the image a bit more.  To complete this card, SU Black Ribbon was added below the main image with a bow tied in the centre.  Some silver rhinestones were also applied on the photo corners and ribbon as well. 
 
Supplies Used:
InkCopic Markers - G21, G46, R29, R32, RV14, E01, E25, E31, E79, T3, T5, B21, B23, Y08, 100 and 0 (colorless blender).  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
 
Paper - American Crafts-Journey 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Black Cardstock; Xpress It Cardstock.
 
MiscMisti Stamping Tool, Cricut Personal Cutter, Zig-Wing of Stella Yellow Glitter pen, Zig-Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, SU Black Taffeta Ribbon, SU photo corner punch, Glossy Accents, Silver Rhinestones and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration using the New Release Stamps and SVG Files!

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Fab Fridays Sale is up and running!!

Happy Memorial Day weekend to all our US fans!!!!

It's time for this weeks Fab Fridays Sale!  

This week's sale will run from May 27th, 2016 to June 2nd, 2016 (closing at midnight Eastern)

Here is a snippet of this week's stamps....




There are 11 more to choose from & you can find them all HERE

Blinky Owl

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

Happy Friday and for all of our American friends - Happy Memorial Day Holiday Weekend!!! Hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday!

It's also Fab Friday again too!!!  So don't forget to stop by the High Hopes website and visit the Fab Fridays sale section!  There are some great deals going on there.  The link can be found here. Happy shopping!!! 

For today's card, here is another one of my creations from the New Release - Spring 2016 Collection...
 Jane
 
This is Blinky Owl (SS014), Blinky Owl SVG Files (SS014SVG), Another Year Wiser (FF010) and Another Year Wiser SVG File (FF010SVG).  These owls are just the sweetest ever!  And there are lots of different ones to choose from...and even additional accessories to coordinate with them too! 

To start, I cut the SVG files for the owl image (using the point 7 file for the stamped image) on watercolour paper. I used a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, some glossy accents were added to Blinky's beak and feet.  I just love this shine and bit of dimension!

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Basic Gray cardstock.  A YNS stitched rectangle die was used to cut the white layered piece. The designer papers are from Doodlebug-Hip Hip Hooray paper pack.  The coloured owl image was mounted on the SVG cut file (14-layering) using SU Crushed Curry cardstock, and then foam tape was applied to mount the main image on the card to add some dimension. The sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder.

To complete this card, a few YNS-white gumdrops were used on the top and bottom corners of the card, and a small piece of Doodlebug Twine-gray was tied above the sentiment designer paper to resemble the bow on a present.
 
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - 985, 055, 025, N15, N45 and N75. Versamark Ink Pad and White & Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Hip Hip Hooray 12x12 Paper Pack, SU Basic Gray and White Cardstock.  Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping Tool, Cricut Personal Cutter, Cuttlebug Machine, Glossy Accents, YNS Die-Stitched Rectangles, Doodlebug Twine-Gray, YNS Gumdrops-White, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you come back to visit soon and see all of the wonderful creations using the NEW release stamps and SVG files, that the talented divas have been busy working on!!!

http://highhopesstamps.com/product-category/fab-fridays/
 
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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Just Because Puppy

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! I can't believe it's the last Thursday in May already! 

I am totally in love with this adorable puppy!!  This is "Puppy Wonder" and the "Just Because" sentiment from the new Spring Collection 2016.



Close Up



Both the stamp and sentiment were cut with their matching SVG files using my Cricut and coloured with SN alcohol markers and SN Sparkle pens on the butterfly. I added a sky background that I ran through the Swiss Hearts embossing folder from Taylored Expressions and added some die cut clouds from Die'sire and a picket fence from YNS. The patterned paper is from the 6x6 Spring pad from Echo Park. I used a Memento Tuxedo Black pen on the edge of the image to highlight it. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Puppy Wonder (SS012) and SVG File,  Just Because (FF003) and SVG File -  High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring - Echo Park
Dies: Fence and Lampost - Your Next Stamp, Classic Squares - Spellbinders
Rose Quartz and Moonstone SN Sparkle Pens, Blue Raspberry Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4 GB5 OR1 CG1 CG3 CR3 CR4 CR5 BT2 BT4 BT5 1G1 1G4 1G5 EB3 EB6 

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dribble Master

Howdy - MichelleO here today and I would like to you meet a Dribble Master - love how cute this new image is from High Hopes Stamps. Dribble Master is great, sometimes finding a sports stamp for the girl in your life. And this basketball girl is really a super star!


I colored with my copics (colors below) and found papers from Farm House FairSkies collection. Older papers but I love the rich colors. I sewed down the layers with a metallic thread, gives a new sparkle bling to the card. The sentiment is also from High Hopes newest release. "What's Up?" ... to fun with this image don't you think?  Then I added a few flat enamel dots for embellishement, this way the card is still totally flat to mail.

Copic colors used -


Great fun image - and there are lots of great one in this release! See them all HERE -

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 Thanks for looking! 
MichelleO


Dont stop the music - File folder

 Hi there, it's another happy Wednesday!
I created a file folder  using High Hopes ...
I thought it would be fun to add Summer 2016 photos  of friends, family, the garden, BBQ's and everything else Summer!
The image and background was coloured with Copics. I trimmed down a file folder and scored the bottom so it would sit flat. Matted the image with bright orange card stock and used a file folder tab die (found here) to create the dividers.

 The sentiment is cut up and matted with black card stock so it stands out against the background. 
Behind the bow is a piece of Velcro and on the opposite side of the folder  the piece of ribbon is hot glued to the back of the folder. 
Thanks for peeking!
Have a super crafty day!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It's Your Day

Tuesday is  my day to post on the High Hopes Blog and today I have a cute card to share that uses one of the new images,


I colored this adorable image with colored pencils.
The paper is from Michael's.

I used my Spellbinders classic oval and classic Scallop oval dies.


This image is perfect for a thank you for a coach, a birthday card, or a congrats for your favorite soccer player.


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Girls Can Play Basketball Too!

It's Tuesday!
I am over on the High Hopes Stamps blog today with my adorable card using the new stamp called "Dribble Master". How awesome is it that High Hopes  has some girl sport themed images?!
Doodlebug has the perfect 6x6 paper pad called Slam dunk that worked perfectly with my basketball themed card! I used my MISTI to cut out the SVG file to stamp the image and for the background mat. This little cutie has Clear Wink of Stella on all the orange coloured clothing. I drew the stitching around the sentiment and finished everything off with a few YNS Gumdrops.
I searched the Internet for "girl basketball sayings" and used what I found on the front and inside of my card! LOVE IT!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37
Oranges: YR14, YR16, YR18
Greys: T0, T1, T3, T4, T5, T7

See you next week!

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