Monday, January 16, 2017

Double Gate Fold Valentine's Card!

Hey High Hopes Friends,
I hope you all had a very happy weekend!!!

 High Hopes Stamps is showcasing another absolutely beautiful and awesome 
Stamp Release Called "Live, Love, Laugh" this month!

Here's a look at the 'Double Gate Fold Valentine's Card' I created using a couple of the new 

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with alcohol markers. I fussy cut my image and glue it with foam tape to give some dimension. I add Wink Of Stella and Glossy Accent on her hair bow.

This is how it looks when is closed!

Here is a close up!
 I had so much fun making this background scene.
To finish, I glue a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the main panel and heat embossed one of the sentiment with white embossing  powder. Cut it as a banner and used more 3D foam tape.

May sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy birthday!

Happy Sunday!

Today I would like to show you my card for my newhew's birthday (his birthdy isn't untill March 8th, but hey, with this great release, I just can't stop making cards, hahaha).

Today's card is with the cute "Kovu Drops In" stamp. I used the bright colours kids love.

I gave myself some new dies from My Favorite Things, I couldn't resist ;) I love these wacky dies, maybe I'll buy the squares as well..

I used this months sketch for the layout, if you would like to play along with our monthly challenge to win 2 free (!!) High Hopes stamps of you choice, then hop on over to our challenge post and read all about how to participate..

Supplies used:
Stamp: Kovu Drops In
Copics: see photo
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: My Minds Eye paperpad
Other: MFT oval dies, Sissix number 4 die, orange ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by! Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

A ton of love! High Hopes Stamps

Hi there, We've made it to another weekend.... Yahoo!!!
I've been playing around with this the sweetest little Valentines from High Hopes..
Totally old school, totally cool designs.
 Reminds me of the Valentines we used to exchange in school.

Today's creation is made with ...

Love that the sentiment is part of the image :)
 Decided on a bright and cheery pattern papers that has some oranges and red floral design.  Aqua card stock was added as the base of the card and the  banner flags too.
Copic markers, red twine, a pretty flower, glittery button and scallop circle were all added to the card for some Valentine love!!
Thanks for peeking!
Have a great day :)
You can check out all the great images from this new release HERE!

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Friday, January 13, 2017

So Happy to be Loved by You

Happy Friday!

I hope you  had a terrific week!  I have been lucky enough to find some time to stamp a couple of evenings this week and found some time to make this cute Easel Card.

The image is Buddy Makes a Friend.
I colored him with Prisma Colored Pencils and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.

The paper is Doodlebug Designs.
The flower is from Prima Marketing.

The sentiment is Loved by You.

This is how the card looks when it is opened up.

Here is another view from the side of this fun card!

You can check out all the great images from this new release HERE!

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of January!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

No Bones About It

 Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! Thursday means it's my day to post some inspiration for you ........and it also means tomorrow is Fri-YAY! The weekend is almost here! 

Today my card features "No Bones Doggy" another fun, versatile stamp from High Hopes and the layout is based on this month's challenge sketch. 

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, these stamps make it a breeze to make a card especially with the sentiment as part of the stamp! Cool right?!?!  

Our cute dog friend is coloured with alcohol markers and cut out using a stitched square die. I tilted the cardstock piece behind the image and added some ribbon and a wood heart. The heart is coloured with an alcohol marker to match the card. I used Silver Wink of Stella on his tag and collar studs - I like to add a little bit of sparkle to my cards if I can. Some sparkly gumdrops finish off my card - just a little more sparkle..<wink> 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: No Bones Doggy (M131) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sugar Coated - The Paper Loft
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoCopic XpressIt cardstock, Holly Jolly Sparkly gumdrops - YNS, Stitched Square die - YNS, Be Creative Swookang 3mm tape, Gingham ribbon - Creative Ribbons, wood heart - The Stockade 

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN2 TN4 TN6 TN8 TN1 EB1 EB2 OR1 OR3 CR2 CR3 FS8 LG4

The challenge for this month is called: Live, Laugh, Love. There are three ways to win some stamps - click here for details. 
There is also a new sketch to play along with - we can't wait to see what you create! Come play along!

Thanks so much for popping by! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Leo Meets Lana

Howdy - MichelleO here again - This new High Hopes Stamps "Live Love Laugh" release is just so adorable! Can't wait to color each one of them! This week I am having fun with two cute turtles - "Leo Meets Lana"

Are they not just too sweet? I colored with my Copics (colors below) I went with pink and greens - just love that combo. A white card stock base with green card stock for the mats. A piece of My Minds Eye Baby Girl papers. I punched out a tag and used the sentiment "Me & You". Now I dug deep into the stash and pulled out some jewelry spacers with heart shaped brads for embellishments. Been a LONG time since I used them.

Copic colors used -

Love this collection so much... Visit the Store HERE and see all of the sweetness!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Love Birds!

Howdy High Hope Fans!
Today I am sharing with you another card from the New Release over at High Hopes Stamps!
This is the new image called "Love Birds"! Super cute and perfect for Valentine's Day or an anniversary!
I decided to use paper from the Doodlebug Sweet Things 6x6 collection. I also tried to add some texture to the birds by taking an old terrycloth washcloth and soaking it in Copic Colourless Blender Fluid. Then I dabbed it onto the birds to ad a bit of texture. The photos son't show it well but there is some Clear Wink of Stella glitter pen on the leaves. I am also following along with the New Challenge and sketch for January.
This is a new sentiment from the new collection called "Always and Forever".
Copics Used:
Birds: RV04, RV06, RV09, Y35
Branch: E41, E42, E43
Leaves: BG11, BG13, BG34
Outline: BG000

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of January!

I hope you'll play along with us this month with our New Challenge "Live, Laugh, Love" and Sketch. I can't wait to see what you design!

Happy Stamping!