Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Puppy Pals!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
Who doesn't love a cute puppy not to mention two!! These two little "Puppy Pals" are absolutely adorable! I'm a sucker for a puppy which is why I currently have 3 dogs LOL!
I love the images in the new "So Much Cuteness" Release. They are a nice size and perfect for an A2 (4.25"x5.5")card size! My paper is from the Doodlebug Puppy Love 6x6 collection! A few enamel dots, some twine and a cute little bone embellie finish everything off!
Here's my decorated inside using the sentiment called "Life With Dogs".
Copics Used:
E0000, E13, E15, E18, E17, E18
G24, C6, C8

Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 24, 2017

"Doggie Threat Tags"

Happy Monday High Hopes Friends,
Carolina here, back with a fun handmade tag. Surprise a pet LOVER with these adorable tags and a yummy threat for their doggies. They are so much fun to created and inexpensive to make, but fun to give! 

For today's project I'm using three of the new "So Much Cuteness"  stamps release

I stamped "Prancing PuP" with Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Alcohol markers. After the image was coloured I fussy cut it leaving a tiny white border around. Dies I used "Tag, You're It, Grassy Border and Puffy Clouds Borders  from Lawn Fawn to created my tag. To embellish my tags front I used diamond stickles, glossy accent, white pen, clear rhinestone and some cream tread.
Copic List; C5  C7 E000 E31 E33 R20 R21 R22 YG13 and 0

Here is the back!
 I used "Cat And Dog Paws" and "PURRFECT DAY" to create the back of the tags. The sentiment was stamped on crafts cardstock and I hand cut it. "Prancing Pup" was pop with foam tape.

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Sunday, July 23, 2017


Happy Sunday!

Today I'd like to show you a simple bookmark using the new 'Waddles'..
This stamp reminds me of the fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson: The Ugly Duckling. 
I made this one for one of my kids for the summer holiday.

I used Copic Marker Paper for stamping and a two little pieces of paper from my stash of scraps.
Together with a bit of twine and a cute embellishment makes a perfect bookmark gift!

Copics used are: 
T3, T1, T0
BG10, BG0000
YG23, G94
Y11, Y15, YR65, YR68
E29, E39

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Somedays! High Hopes

Hi there High Hopes fans! Back again to share a little card using ...

I used a blue check/ gingham
pattern paper on my design
 The image is coloured with Copic markers
and mounted on pop dots.
.Lots of sewing stitches and some pretty 
ribbons to complete the design
Thank you for looking!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Love to Par-Tee

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

Have you checked out all the fun new stamps from the 
So Much Cuteness release?

Love them all!
Today i am sharing a few of the new images that I used to create this fun golfers birthday card!

I created the background panel by stamping the ball and tee from the Golf Accessories Set multiple times on the white panel.
I colored the ball with my B000 copic marker.
I colored the tees with Prisma pencils (Violet, indigo, canary yellow, Crimson Red, Grass Green, & Orange)

The grass die cut is from Sizzix.
I colored Golf Pro with pencils too. (Crimson Red, Indigo, Sunburst, Chestnut & Peach)
Then I cut her out and adhered her to the card with 3D foam.

The sentiment is Par-Tee.

I hope you enjoyed today's High Hopes inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Purrfect Day

Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

Have you had a chance to see all of the cuteness in this release!?! I honestly can't pick a favourite!!
This week my card features "Curious Kitty, Cat and Dog Paw Paws and the Purrfect Day" sentiment from the new So Much Cuteness release. 

I used to have a cat and he was curious but also loved to bat at my hand when I was eating strawberry banana yogurt or popcorn - his two favourite things in the world. 

This curious kitty is making friends with a sweet little butterfly! 

I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a label die and popping it up using some foam pop dots. 
After choosing some bright fun paper from Doodlebug and water colour wash paper from MFT. 
 I stamped cat paws (link below) on the water colour paper and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder . It is hard to see in the picture but I also added clear sparkle pen to the butterfly - love me some sparkle! 
Some twine and matte sprinkles finish off my card. 
The finished card size is A2 ( 4.25"w x 5.50"h)- love that these stamps are the perfect size for this size of card! 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Curious KittyCat and Dog Paws- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Purrfect Day- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Garden - Doodlebug, Brights Water Color Wash - MFT

 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti,  Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen, label die - Spellbinders, versa mark ink, bark ink - Versa Colour, twine -
American Crafts, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Christmas Assortment matte Sprinkles - Doodlebug

Spectrum Markers: BG5 BG7 BG10 EB6 EB3 EB5 PP1 PP3 CG2 CT1 CT4 BG5 OR1 BT3 

I hope you get a chance to pop by the High Hopes Rubber Stamps website and enjoy all the cuteness in this new release. 

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Howdy -  MichelleO here today and I have to admit I am loving the new release at High Hopes Stamps - So Much Cuteness!! And and I am showing of a family of cute little ducks today "Waddles"

Aren't they sweet? I colored them with my Copics (colors below). Just love how cute those babies are. The papers are from My Minds Eye and I love the yellows and oranges with the little ducks. I sewed all the layers down and then added a die cut border. I colored in the flowers and added Enamel Dots for the centers. The sentiment is also from the new release at High Hopes Stamps "Rise & Shine"

Copic colors used -

There are so many FABULOUS images in this new release!

Thanks -

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Teacup Pup!

Happy Tuesday!
If you are anything like me then your furry animals are really part of your family! I like to call them my fur babies. I am partial to small dogs so this "Teacup Pup" just melts my heart! Teacup Pup is another of the images from the High Hopes "So Much Cuteness" Release!
I've been waiting for the perfect moment to use my new Paw Print Embossing Folder! I embossed a kraft card base and then using Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, inked over the raised outlines and the card edges. The sentiment "Furever" is perfect for pet lovers or makes a great sympathy sentiment for the loss of a pet. I love the paper pieced teacup using paper from the Doodlebug Puppy Love 6x6 collection.

Here you can see the raised embossed pattern as well as the image popped up on foam squares.
Copics Used:
C0, C1, C3, C6, C8, C10 
R01, W0, W1, W3

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Purrfect Day!

Happy Monday High Hopes friends,
I'm back to share another cute stamp from the branch 

 New Stamps Release called "So Much Cuteness" 

Today I'm super excited to be using Happy Kitty and the sentiment is Purrfect Day from High Hopes Stamp!

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with Alcohol markers. After the image was coloured I fussy cut it leaving a tiny white border around. I die cut the main panel using and oval die. Also used small stitched rectangle and fancy scalloped rectangle border dies from Lawn Fawn. To embellish the card I used clear sequins, light yellow button from my buttons stash, ribbon and cream tread.
Copic List; C1 C3 YG11 YG13 Y11 B000 B02 E31 E33 RV10 and 0

Here is a close up!
The oval was cut out of watercolor paper. I used three colors of distress inks and lots of water to create the background. The sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and I hand cut it.
You can find this awesome stamp & tons more at HighHopesStamps.com

There are 17 new stamps and a bunch of new sentiment in this release!

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