Sunday, May 1, 2016

Our April Challenge Winners are.......



We are super excited to announce the winners of our April Challenge.....drum roll please......
The winner from April's "LEAVE A COMMENT" on the High Hopes Blog is

Dora,with her comment on April 12th, "Beautiful card also using of the colours. So happy feeling."

Dora, please email Sue at sberkley51@gmaildotcom with your choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps.


The winner from April's "LEAVE A COMMENT" on the High Hopes Facebook Page is  


Dellene Seifert Serrano, with her comment on Apri 9th "Omg so cute"

 Dellene, please email Sue at
sberkley51@gmaildotcom with your choice of 2 unmounted High Hopes Stamps.

We have started on our May Challenge.  This month we have added Facebook comments so you can double your chances of winning.  These are the details:

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.
It's that easy to join the May Challenge!!!
Happy stamping everyone!!!

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sweet Heart Owls

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends! I am excited to share another one of my cards, using some stamps and SVG Files from the New Release - Spring 2016 Collection.
 Lisa
 
This is Sweet Heart Owls (TT038), Sweet Heart Owls SVG File-point 7 (TT038SVG), Tree Stump (TT039), Tree Stump SVG File-point 7 (TT039SVG), Owl Always Love You (HH020), and Owl Always Love You SVG Files-point 7 & 14 (HH020SVG).  Such adorable owls, and so easy to colour and cut too!
 
I started by using my Cricut machine and cut the point 7 size of the SVG Sweetheart Owls file and Tree Stump file on Xpress It cardstock.  The sentiment was also cut using both the point 7 (stamped sentiment portion) & 14 files (for layering the sentiment).  The image was then stamped with a Versamark Ink Pad using my Misti Stamping Tool to ensure accuracy for the placement of the image inside the cut out portion of my cardstock.  Black embossing powder was applied then heated.  These images were coloured with Copic Markers.  After the image was all coloured and dry, Zig-Wink of Stella - Yellow and Red Glitter pens were used on the Owl's beak and feet and on the hearts for some added sparkle.   
 
For the card base, I chose some SU Soft Sky cardstock.  White cardstock was used to punch a few clouds using a handheld punch.  The sentiment was stamped also using the Misti Stamping Tool, along with a Versamark Ink Pad and White Embossing Powder then heated.  The main images were both adhered to the card using glue dots.  The sentiment was mounted using foam tape to give some added dimension to this card.  To finish it off, Doodlebug-Washi Tape-Sweethearts was adhered on the left side of the card to coordinate with the hearts above the owls.  A Zig-Wink of Stella clear glitter pen was used to cover the clouds.
 
Supplies Used:
InkCopic Markers - Colorless Blender 0, T1, T3, T7, E25, E31, E47, R27, YR15, Y08, 100. Versamark Ink Pad, Black & White Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Goal 6x6 Paper Pad (grass); SU Soft Sky, Real Red and White Cardstock. Xpress It Cardstock.
 
Misc - Misti Stamping Tool, Cricut Personal Cutter, Zig-Wink of Stella clear glitter pen, yellow glitter pen, red glitter pen; Doodlebug Washi Tape-Sweethearts, Martha Stewart-Grass Edger Punch, Paper Smooches-Stitched Die, Cloud Punch, Water brush, Foam Tape 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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This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

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One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Fab Fridays 50% off sale!

It's time for a NEW week of Fab Friday's 50% off stamps!!  It's Seniors week with a selection of 16 stamps at 50% off List Price.



Catch all the stamps in our Fab Fridays category HERE

Working with High Hopes SVG files



Our OCS Diva Cheri has created a wonderful tutorial for working with the new High Hopes SVG files.  Want to know more?  Catch all the details for how simple and easy it is to work with the SVG's on Cheri's OCS Blog post HERE

Happy Owl

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

Hoot Hoot, it's Fab Friday!!!  Before sharing with you another adorable image from the New Release - Spring 2016 Collection, be sure 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!!!
 Jane

This is Happy Owl (SS016), Happy Owl SVG File (SS016SVG), Celebration Balloons (SS013), Celebration Balloons SVG File (SS013SVG), Hoot Hoot Sentiment (FF014) and Hoot Hoot SVG Files (FF014SVG).  These little owls are just soooo cute and fun to use on any project! And there are lots of additional accessories to coordinate with these owls too - hoot! hoot!

To start, I cut the SVG files for the owl (point 7 file), celebration balloon (point 7 file) and the Hoot Hoot sentiment (point 7) on watercolour paper. I also cut the point 14 file for layering the Hoot Hoot sentiment as well.  I used 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 image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, Glossy Accents were applied on the owl's beak and feet to add some shine and dimension.

I decided on a piece of SU Black cardstock for the card base.  The background cardstock is from Tim Holtz called Distress Woodgrain.  I sponged some Gathered Twig Distress Ink on the Woodgrain cardstock to give it more of a tree appearance.  The image was adhered to the card with foam tape on the upper half to make the owl appear like he is popping out of his tree hole.  Foam tape was also applied under the balloons and sentiment for some added dimension.  To complete this card, 4 black rhinestones were placed on the "o" parts of the sentiment and 3 beige rhinestones in the bottom left hand corner of the card.  Also, a piece of Doodlebug twine-bumblebee was tied in a small bow around the balloon strings.      
 
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, 606, 603, 990, 969 and 977. Gathered Twig Distress Ink Pad, Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Tim Holtz - Distress Woodgrain Cardstock, SU Black & Marigold Morning Cardstock and Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping Tool, Cricut Personal Cutter, Spellbinders - Circle Die, Glossy AccentsSponge Dauber, Beige Rhinestones, Black Rhinestones, Doodlebug Twine-BumblebeeWater 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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Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  
This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 
 
We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

It's that easy to join the April Challenge!!!
 
 
 

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada
 
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blooming Friends

                            Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

Spring finally seems to be here although we did have a chance of wet snow forecast for one morning this week! 

I am sharing "Blooming Friends" from the High Hopes Spring 2016 Collection. This cutie could be used for so many occasions - Birthday, Mother's Day, Hello...and so many more. I have chosen not to include a sentiment on this one until I have an occasion to use it for. 






I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a stitched rectangle die. I used the next size up (die) and cut the patterned paper to go behind my image. The banners were cut with fishtail banner dies. A banner with a butterfly, some flowers and glitter gumdrops are the finishing touches for my card. I added Cotton Candy Stickles to the butterfly wings and the flower centres for a little bit of bling. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Blooming Friends (TT031) High Hopes
Patterned Paper: Vintage Bliss - Simple Stories, stash
Stitched Square and Fishtail Banner Dies - Your Next Stamp
Build A Banner Die - Whimsy Stamps, Memento London Fog ink, flowers - Recollections, Cotton Candy Stickles, white gel pen, Glitter Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 FS8 TN1 EB1 EB2 DG2 DG4 CT2 1G2 1G4 1G5 TN4 PP1 PP3 PP4 OR1 1B1 

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.
It's that easy to join the April Challenge!!!

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Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Rock On

Howdy - MichelleO here again this week and I  have been doing a little jammin' with the new image "Rocking Out" -  and the coordinating sentiment "Rock On" - OH and cut out with the coordinating SVG File... So Totally Loving those matching SVG Files to cut out the image and the mat!!


I had some fun coloring this one as you know I love to add a little sparking to things! I colored with my Copics and then topped off the drum set with some Ranger's Stickles! Yee Haw .. love how they look like real glittered drums!

Close up...


I found papers from My Minds Eye Vanity Fair collection, and sewed down with a zig zag stitch.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the pattern paper then added some dots from Viva Decor Graphite Paint pen.

And the Copic colors used -


Really enjoyed coloring this one - Hope it gave to a little giggle and felt a little rock and roll!

To find more High Hopes Stamps yourself click the links below!

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada
Thanks for stopping by  -
MichelleO
www.donkeysmiles.blogspot.com