Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26th

Hello High Hopes Fans

The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd.

Lacey

Today I am sharing a card I made using an older design. This is called Leapin' Leprechaun. He's one of the stamps available under the "St. Patricks" collection listed on the High Hopes Website under Occasions. I thought it would be perfect to showcase with St. Patrick's Day around the corner. Make sure to check out the other St. Patty's designs as well.

What goes better with Leprechauns than Rainbows and Gold?!
I found some fun paper from My Mind's Eye and used a rainbow of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. A little die cut pieces from Gold glitter card stock to round it off.

Don't forget to come in on the challenge. The challenge ends on Monday and 1 lucky participant will win 2 Free High Hopes stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!

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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25th

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

It's Michelle O and Natalie here today to showcase our creations. 

Don't forget that you can find the February Monthly Challenge here.
The challenge runs through 7pm EST Monday, March 2nd.

Michelle O
This week I had some fun with Norman Goat 
He is fabulous for those men in you life that you love to give a little birthday old age poke too! 
On the front I used the great  Large Fancy "Happy Birthday" 
sewing down my pattern papers, and adding ribbon and buttons - 
Inside the card is the little poke... a great sentiment stamp for the goat... "Ya Old Goat!" 


 
Natalie
I  created a tag with Little Miss Spring Time.
She's coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut and added to the tag with pop dots for some dimension.  The hill is simply created with fancy paper pinking scissors and some sewing stitches for a homemade look.

Make sure to play along with the challenge for a chance to win 2 Free stamps!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Tuesday, Feb 24th

Hello High Hopes Fans!

You can find the February Monthly Challenge here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd. 

Today Kristine and Cheri are here to share their creations for your inspiration...


For this weeks card I had a little fun using the paper piecing technique on Part Time Gardener,

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored it with Copic Markers.
The flower is a Gardenia from pizzazzaplenty.

I did a Paper Piecing Tutorial for High Hopes a few years ago.  You can check that out if you want to learn more about this technique or check out my blog for some more pics of how I made this card.


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Ok, I'm sick of winter!! It's been so cold here -20 or lower lately brrr. So I was thinking spring when I made this card using the adorable Ally Rose and the Springtime Joy Script sentiment. High Hopes has a Farm Fence stamp that would work perfectly as well.


 Ally Rose is coloured using Copic markers and I added some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen to anything that is pink. Lots of die cut shapes and layering, a few butterflies and my design is complete!

Thanks for stopping by today to see what Kristine and I designed!

Dina Gerner our Designer has joined us again this week with a wonderful canvas project to show you.  Stamps aren't just for cards or scrapbook pages...you can use them for your Mixed Media projects too!
Directions:
For the canvas, I primed a 6x6 gallery wrapped canvas with white gesso. This size canvas works really well with the image. I let it dry completely and then added acrylic paint in hues of blues and greens for the background.
I then added some polka dots with texture paint and let it dry completely.I punched several paper flowers out of newspaper print, painted with a light acrylic wash of pink, orange and white and dotted their centers with various colors of Gumdrops from One Crazy Stamper. LOVE the Gumdrops! They are so versatile!
Stamped "Part Time Gardener" and painted her with watercolors and afixed her along with the paper flowers and the sentiment, that I printed and cut, to my canvas.
For the finishing touches, I painted extra flowers and vines, and added some three dimensional paper flowers to the bottom corner and just a few dark outlines to make the image pop.
Don't forget to join in on the February Challenge!!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday, February 23rd

Hello High Hopes Fans!

You can find the February Monthly Challenge here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd. 

We hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Today Lynne is here to share her creation for your inspiration...


My card today uses Bunny with Tulip, isn't she a cutie!!
She'd be perfect for Easter cards, but I've used her today as a Thank You card.
Coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils and then I used a pale grey copic marker to dot round my image.  I paper pieced my scarf as I didn't have any colours to match my DP and then added clear gloss and glitter to the tulip.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you're getting some stamping time to play along in this month's Anything High Hopes Goes challenge!

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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Saturday, February 21st

Hello High Hopes Fans

You can find our February Challenge Here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd.

Happy weekend!!
We hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far.
Today Alex. and Lisa are here to share their creations with you.

I had used the cute " Beary Wishes " Rubber Stamp for this card.

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Lisa used Copic Markers to colour this adorable duck! She die cut a couple of clouds and also used a sentiment from Sign Post to create this card!  Hope you like it!!! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday, February 20th

Hello High Hopes Fans

Today Michelle V and Jane have some inspiration to share with you. 

Don't forget that you can find our February Challenge Here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd. 

Michelle V

using Silly Goose

I don't know about you but I am getting really sick of the cold and the snow LOL!  I needed some warmth and thought this goose looked like a flamingo.  I dont know what else in the world reminds me of nice weather by beautiful skies and beautiful grass (rather than a foot of snow each time LOL

Feel free to visit my Blog for the copic colour choices.

The paper/embellishments that I used for this project are as follows

Paper
Background Paper (One Crazy Stamper)
Pink Background Paper - Birthday Package (on hand)

Words
Happy - Existing Rub On (on hand)
Birthday - Make It Crafty Word Chipboard

Embellishments
Flowers - Pedals - (private stash)
Flowers - Flatback Pearls (private stash)

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Jane

using Sting & Just Bee Cause Sentiment

This cute image was coloured with Tombow Markers and water. Some stickles were added to his wings and glossy accents on the flower centre.  Hope you have a great weekend!
Thanks for joining us!!!  Have a wonderful weekend!   

Don't forget to join in on the challenge!!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday, February 19th

Hello High Hopes Fans

The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd.

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Guess What?!
We are officially on You Tube!!
Check this out...

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Now it's Lacey here today and it's with my turn to post my "Anything Goes" card.

Lacey
Doesn't this image just make you want to smile?!
This is the fun My Best Friend from the newest release.

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

The papers are an old pad from October Afternoon called Fly a Kite. 
I kept the layout simple and the card flat. That way it's easier to mail...


I hope you like my card!! 
Make sure to join us for our Challenge!!

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If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

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