Monday, October 31, 2016

Handmade Tag And Sugar Scrub Tutorial!


Hello Crafter!
Carolina here, this week I'm sharing a quick & easy to make tutorial and
showcasing this new sentiment stamp called
'Peace, Love Joy' from  High Hopes 'Fall/Winter Stamps Release'

Are you looking for an easy to make handmade gift idea for your friend
 or kids teachers, you will love this tutorial!

Let me tell you how I created this elegant christmas tag!
 First stamped the sentiment with Versamark on black cardstock and used gold embossing powder. After I heat embossed the sentiment I die cut it using a circle die from Spellbinder. I die cut a second  scallop circles adhesive the circles together and my tags in all ready.

Here's a closer look at the stamp!
Find this adorable image and tons more here at High Hopes Stamps!

Here's what I used to created this coconut oil and brown sugar scrub.
First measure out how much brown sugar will fit in your jars or container.

This type of mason jar fit 1 cup of brown sugar!
So I used 1 cup of bs and 1/2 cup of coconut oil.

I mixed the coconut oil and brown sugar together.

Your scrub will look something like this when it's been mix enough.
No sugar lumps or chunks of oil still showing!
This smell so amazing and is a wonderful exfoliator for your body or face.

Here's what I used to decorated my handmade coconut oil and sugar scrub jars.

Seal the jar and attach the tag with some cute holiday ribbon or twine.

***I hope you enjoyed my tag and brown sugar scrub inspiration today ****
Thank you for visit my blog today!

May sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Party donkey

Happy Sunday!!

Tomorrow is Halloween... whoooo spooky! Well, there is a bat in my house now (haha).. I also love crocheting ;)


but since we don't celebrate Halloween AND because today is my brother's birthday I wanted to show you a male birthday card today using Party Donkey.


Supplies used:
Copics: E31 E53 E39 E59 G85 
Papers: Bazill Kraft and green paper
Dessinpapers: My Minds Eye


Do you remember last week I told you that I would be sending out more cards?? Well, I posted 8 cards last Wednesday (whoop-whoop!).. All older High Hopes cards ;)
I now have my own little card showing place in my hall way, I love it! Still enough cards to send..



If you would like to play along with our challenge to have a change of winning 2 free High Hopes Stamps of your own choice, just hop on over to the monthly challenge, there are 3 ways to win!
Read all about it right HERE!

Or go straight to the High Hopes website to buy some great stamps!

Have a great weekend and a SPOOKY Halloween!!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

High Hopes, Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween! 
I loooove this new stamp, so darn cute. I made a little Halloween scene just in time for October 31st!
 The image was coloured with Copic markers and black sewing stitches were added to the image.  Added pop dots and some Halloween ribbon just for fun!
 Thanks for peeking Happy Halloween!
I hope you enjoyed today's card. 

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
***NEW 3WAYS TO WIN***
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.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE
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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Chillin' Charlie Christmas Cow

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

TGIF!  It's never too early to start those Christmas cards!  I figured I best start working on them, as the holiday season will be here before we know it.  Don't forget to check below for details, on how you could WIN some cute High Hopes Stamps of your very own!!!
 Jane
 
This is Chillin' Charlie Christmas Cow (TT049) and You & Your Herd sentiment (HH035).  I think this will make for a perfect Christmas card for my dad.  He is in midst of building a new dairy barn and since I come from a large family...the sentiment works in more ways than one! LOL!  
 
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image and sentiment (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the main image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, glossy accents were applied on the holly berries and leaves and on the cow's horns. Some Star Dust Stickles were applied on the fur and pompom of the hat for some added glitter.

For the card base and image layer, I decided on a piece of SU Real Red cardstock. The designer paper is from Bo Bunny-Merry & Bright 6x6 Paper Pad.  The frame behind the main image was die cut using a Spellbinders die called Holiday.  The sentiment was heat embossed using black embossing powder than popped up with foam tape for some added dimension. To complete this card, a mini Jingle Bell was glued over top of the cow's bell.  It's so fun to hear it jingle when the card is moved.
 
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 - 990, 992, 942, 847, 856, N25, N35, N75, N95, 723 and 761; Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder; SU Real Red Ink Pad for sponging oval sentiment edges.
 
Paper - Bo Bunny-Merry & Bright 6x6 Paper Pad, SU Real Red & White Cardstock;  Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGlossy AccentsRanger Stickles-Star Dust, Spellbinders-Mega Ovals Lg. die, Spellbinders-Holiday die, SU mini Jingle Bell, Sponge DauberWater Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots
 
 
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! 

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.
One Crazy Stamper or High Hopes Website - Canada

Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you come back to visit soon!!!
 
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Loads Of Wishes

When I saw this stamp in the new release I couldn't wait to get my hands on it!
I had big plans for this stamp and then everything that could go wrong did. 


The first time I coloured this stamp I was at my brother's cottage and couldn't find the light switch at 5:30 a.m. so I coloured by flashlight. Needless to say, when I saw it in "real" light....I couldn't use it. So I coloured it again and this time my middle and lightest shades of red both pretty much ran out at the same time when I was almost done... I won't continue with the rest of the drama.......

Instead I would like to introduce you to "Old Truck, Presents, Christmas Tree" and the "Loads of Wishes" sentiment from the Fall/Winter Fun new release. 





I coloured my Old Truck, Presents and Christmas Tree stamps with alcohol markers and then fussy cut them out. I put the presents in the bed of the box and decided to make the tree part of my scene although it does fit perfectly in the back of the truck by itself as well. I added my "pieces" to some stitched hill snow banks and paper from Carta Bella's - Christmas Delivery 6x6 pad. Some Silver Wink of Stella was added to a few of the bows and the "chrome" pieces on the truck. The sentiment is stamped and cut with a stitched square die. Some snowflakes and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Old Truck (UU004), Presents (JJ006)Christmas Tree (JJ005) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Loads of Wishes (HH030) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Christmas Delivery - Carta Bella
Dies: Stitched Square, Double Stitched Hills-Your Next Stamp 
Photo Corners - Quickutz
Silver Wink of Stella, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic XpressItMilk and Cookies Matte Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, Snowflakes - Marvy Punch 

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 DR1 DR5 DR7 TN3 TN6 TN7 CG4 DG2 BT6 BT7 PP3 PP5 DR2 TN1 EB1 LY1

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!!
There are still a few days left to come play along! 
This month's sketch will get your creative juices flowing! 


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 26, 2016

Apple Mouse Pie

Howdy - MichelleO here ... Are You getting ready for the holiday season? High Hopes Stamps is ready! We have great images for all your favorite fall and winter holidays! Now first comes Halloween.... And we end the year with Christmas... but between there is THANKSGIVING! mmmm.... You just have to love a holiday that is about stopping to give thanks for all that we have and to EAT!

This image is Apple Mouse Pie... he is smart he went for the pie first!



I colored him with my copics (colors below) and then dug and found papers from My Minds Eye Lucille collection. I sewed down the layers after inking the edges with Rangers Distress Ink. A turquoise satin ribbon around as a band with a bow. Pearl adhesive embellishments in the corner. The sentiment "Script Happy Thanksgiving" is perfect! I punched it out with an EK Success punch that I inked the edges.


Copic colors used -


Just loved coloring up this little mouse and his pie! Hungry for pie now though... LOL


Thanks so much for looking!
MichelleO
www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I just love this time of year...not because of all things pumpkin spice but because of all the awesome excuses for card making!

Teacher cards, my sons birthday, Halloween, and today....Thanksgiving!

I used the new Chillin' Tommy Turkey image from High Hopes.


I colored the image with Prisma color pencils and blended with blending stumps and gamsol.

I used the "outside the box" technique to trim around the pumpkins on the image.


The paper was some scrap in my stash.  It is probably from Michael's or Hobby Lobby!

The ribbon is orange seam binding.


I hope you enjoyed today's card. 

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
***NEW 3WAYS TO WIN***
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.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE
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.


Elvira's Kitty In Training!

Hi High Hope Fans!
It's Tuesday so it's my turn to share a card from the High Hopes Stamps New Release called Winter/ Fall Fun. Today I decided to use the super cute "Elvira's Kitty In Training". I thought the sentiment "Wicked" was perfect for this image as I can't imagine Elvira or the kitty could ever be wicked as they are just too adorable!!
I'm loving the papers from the Doodle Bug Boos and Brews 6x6 collection. They are just so bright and fun! I stamped and coloured my image and then used my Silhouette machine to cut Elvira and 2 background layers out. I did add clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen to all the orange parts but it doesn't show in the photograph. A few YNS Gumdrops and a sticker finished off my card. 
Copics Used:
Skin: Eoo, E11, E21 R20
Hair:YG23, YG25, YG17
Witch outfit: BV02, BV04, BV08
Blacks: W5, W7, W9
Oranges: YR04, YR07, YR09
Broom: E43, E44/ TR21, YR23, YR26


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!


You can purchase any of the new Fall/ Winter Fun stamps and sentiments at:

Happy Stamping!


Supplies:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Creating A Snow Scene Tutorial!

Hello Crafter!
Carolina here, sharing my first tutorial and showcasing this new
stamp called 'Penguin Family Igloo' from  High Hopes 'Fall/Winter Stamps Release'

To begin my card, I first stamped 'Penguin Family Igloo' and coloured with alcohol markers.
Then fussy cut it, leaving a small white border. To embellish my penguin family, I add a mini pom-pom on one of the penguin hat, diamond stickles and gold gelly pen.
Copic List; 0 C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 B000 BG13 BG15 BG18 YR07 YR09 and 0

 This are the craft supplies I used to created my snow scene.

To begin my snow scene I first distressed my card base with 'broken china' distress ink.  
After my panel was all color I used S.U 'softly falling' embossing folder.

With the end of my paint brush I added some white paint in some of the snow dots.
While the paint was still wet I added glitter on.

To finish my scene I add more white paint here and there.
Die cut some Lawn Fawn stitched hillside border and assemble my snow scene
 by adding 3D foam tape, BOBUNNY 'altitude collection design paper and layers 
of white & black cardstock.

This is how my snow scene look!

May sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
For more details and photos, please visit my blog at