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Thursday, 25 May 2023

Don't Worry

 This stamp had me giggling the whole time I was colouring it and all I could think was ... we all get by with a little help from our friends. The ant on the bottom sure is struggling..but look at that smile - through gritted teeth - but it's a smile none the less. I decided to make this card featuring "Drink Lemonade" to add to my stash so I have it on hand when a friend or family member needs a pick me up. 


After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it. After deciding I wanted a picnic scene I found some patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and MFT and cut them to size. I die cut a grass border, clouds and a sun to help create my scene and glued everything down. 
Once it was all glued down, I used a circle die to cut a hole in the middle of my scene. I added a card stock circle behind the piece I cut out and added it to the card front with pop dots. Once that was securely attached I glued the stamp to the circle. To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment, added it to card stock and added some enamel dots to three corners. 

Card Details
Stamps - Drink Lemonade (S130) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Don't Worry (FDG021) 
Patterned Paper - Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn, Gingham Galore - MFT

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, circle die, grass die - Crafters Companion, cloud and sun die - Your Next Stamp, enamel dots, pop dots

Copic Markers
Lemonade - Y00 Y11 Y15  
Lemon Slice - Y00 Y11 Y15 V01
Glass - C1 C2 blender
Ice Cubes - B000 blender
Air Bubbles - Y11
Ants - E13 E15 E17 E29 R20 R22
Straw - R05 R24 R39

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Thursday, 18 May 2023

New Home Wishes

 I have a few people in my life who are moving in the near future. These moves will be a fresh or new start for all of them and when I saw the "Spring Birdhouse Garden" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps I thought it would be perfect for a new home card for one of them. I had the white picket fence saying come to mind when I saw it so I decided to colour it up that way. I am wishing all of them the best in their moves and the new memories they will make.



I stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on alcohol marker friendly paper and coloured with Copic markers. Next, I cut the stamp out using a rectangle die. I decided to do a clean and simple style A2 size card and found some wood grain paper to match the greys in my colouring. I cut card stock to fit the card base and to mount the stamp onto and glues everything down. Then using my Misti, I stamped the sentiment and put it on card stock. Some ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Details
Stamps - Spring Birdhouse Garden (T115) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - New Home Wishes (G169) 
Patterned Paper - from my stash

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, rectangle die, ribbon, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Fence - C1 C2 C4 C5    
Birds - BOO BO1 BO2 Y15
Leaves/Vine - YG01 YG03 YG17 G28
Flowers - Y11 Y15 Y35 Y17 
Grass - YG03 YG17 G28
Posts, Sign - E34 E35 E29
Bunny - E30 E31 E43 R30 R21 R22
Houses -E30 E31 E43 R30 R21 R22
Cat - C1 C2 C4 C5
Lady Bug - R05 YR18 N4 N5 N8


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Thursday, 11 May 2023

Just Cruisin'

 No long road trip is complete without these famous words....are we there yet? Whether it is a family heading out on vacation or two friends going for a long drive it just seems to happen at least once on a long trip. When we were kids we always asked at least once and now as an adult it happens when I'm on a long drive with a friend. This usually brings a good laugh and a conversation about the times we did it to our parents as kids and creates new memories and laughs. "Just Cruisin'" brings back some of these wonderful memories and is perfect for a card for one of my long drive, road trip friends. 



After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the stamp. I set it aside and cut out a tree from a house and tree die and added some ink to it. Next I cut some big puffy clouds and set them aside. Patterned paper that looked like a sunrise was perfect for my background so I cut it out using a circle die. I cut a piece of white card stock to fit my card base and after centering the circle die I cut it out and glued it down to the card stock base. Before I built the scene, I used my Misti to stamp the sentiment directly on the card stock. 
I cut a piece of grey card stock to look like the road and after sizing it to the height I wanted, glued it and the tree down. A black marker was used to edge the circle and tree to help the layers pop. I added the clouds and stamped image and added some enamel dots to finish off this clean and simple card. 

Card Details
Stamps -Just Cruisin' (SLF022) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Are We There Yet? (G200) 
Patterned Paper - Watercolor Wishes - Lawn Fawn

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, circle die, tree die - Your Next Stamp, cloud die - Die'Sires, Stampin' Up ink, enamel dots 

Copic Markers
Skin - E00 E21 E11
Tires - T4 T5 T8
Car - R24 R37 R59 C1 C2 C4
Headlight - Y11
Tail light - R14
Top/Steering Wheel - E31 E34 E35
Windshield - W1
Beards - C2
Clothing - B34 B37 B39 B91 B93 B95



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Thursday, 4 May 2023

Note From A Hedgy

I love having cards on hand to send as a pick me up or just to say hi to someone in my life who needs a smile or to know I am thinking of them. I can't help but smile along with "Hedgy In Tulip" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps as he greets his butterfly friend and I hope this brings a smile to the recipient as well.


I stamped on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the stamp leaving a very thin white edge. Those who follow me know I use manicure scissors for fussy cutting but this week I took a new pair of scissors for a spin......I like them but I will have to get used to them. 
Next I cut a piece of white card stock and blended some Perfect Plum ink in an oval shape in the background. 
Next I put the card stock in my Misti and stamped the sentiment and rounded the corners on the right side. I set that aside and cut coloured card stock to fit my A2 size base and cut a notebook edge on the side and on the white card stock piece and rounded the two right corners. I didn't like how the two looked when they laid on top of each other so I put the cut off piece from the die back in to the coloured card stock piece and glued everything down. 
I glued the stamp into the middle of the ink blend and added a few clear dots to finish off the card. 

Card Details
Stamps -Hedy In Tulip (SDG007) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Just A Note (DLL003) 


Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, Perfect Plum ink - Stampin' Up, journal edges die - Elizabeth Craft Designs, corner punch, clear dots 

Copic Markers
Tulip - R81 R83 R85 R89 YG61 YG63 YG67 B99
Nose - N4 N5 N8 N10
Hedge Hog - W1 W3 W5 E6 R20 E50 E51 E53 E55
Grass - G24 G26
Butterfly - W1 W3 W5 W6 Y11 Y35 Y38 W6


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Thursday, 27 April 2023

Spring Excitement

Am I the only one who gets a spring in their step with the first true days of spring? The days when the sun is bright, and warm and the sky is blue. Feels odd to say it but the first couple of days like that make me feel excited for nice weather and the flowers that will come up in my gardens. When I saw "Pogoin' Dragon" in the High Hopes Stamps line up he seemed to feel the same way so I created a fairly simple scene with him as the focus as he bounces around simply .... enjoying spring! 


After stamping onto alcohol marker friendly paper I coloured with Copic markers and hand fussy cut the stamp. I found some bright blue cloud patterned paper, cut some clouds out of the "sky" and added some white paper behind them instead of using the die cut pieces. Next I placed a wavy slider die under the clouds and cut it out. I chose the wavy die so it would like he is jumping on his pogo stick as he is moved across the front of the card.  
Next I cut out some tulips using a die in a light orange card stock. I added some dimension to the tulips, leaves and stems and clouds with coloured pencil. After gluing down the tulips I added a grass die cut. Enamel dots finish off my card.

Card Details
Stamps -Pogoin' Dragon (Q133) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Say Spring (E256) 
Patterned Paper - Bloom & Wild - Craft Consortium

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, garden flowers die - Whimsy Stamps, pop dots, slider die - Your Next Stamp, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Dragon - YR21 Y38 YR16 YR18 G40 G43 G85
Pogo Stick - C1 C2 C4 C5


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Thursday, 20 April 2023

Mother's Day Pansies

We have been celebrating spring all month long and for me part of spring is Mother's Day. I am blessed to have both my Mom and Mother in Law in my life and for that I am so grateful. Both of them are strong and full of wisdom....and they both like flowers! So, when I saw the "Pansy Arrangement" in the High Hopes Stamps line up, I knew I had to use it to make a Mother's Day card for one of them. 


I stamped this fun arrangement on alcohol marker friendly paper, coloured it with Copic markers and cut it out using an xstitched die. I cut a matching circle out of the card stock I had chosen and glued the coloured image to it. After setting that aside, I cut my 5"x 5" card base and cut the card stock to fit. Patterned paper from Lawn Fawn was the perfect match for this card. 
I added a piece of white card stock to the top after I put it through my die cutting machine in a polka dot embossing folder. Next, I stamped, cut and mounted the sentiment on card stock. All of the edges are lightly inked with Perfect Plum ink to help them stand out better. A sheer ribbon bow and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Details
Stamps -Pansy Arrangement (R014) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Happy Mother's Day (FLL029) 
Patterned Paper - Flower Market - Lawn Fawn 

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, xstitched circle die - Gina Marie Designs, circle die, polka dot embossing folder - Cuttlebug, Perfect Plum ink - Stampin' Up, enamel dots 

Copic Markers
Flower - Y00 Y11 Y15 YR24 V01 V12 V15 V99
Leaves - YG01 YG03 YG17 G28


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Thursday, 13 April 2023

Spring Fun

 It is easy to know when spring is in the air. Of course the snow is melting, the sun is out more and the signs pop up every where for local soccer registration. My siblings and I grew up playing soccer so as soon as the side and back yards were dry, we would be out there running around and practicing our soccer skills. My Mom often encouraged us to "get outside"! but I think that was more to get us out of her hair so she could have some peace and quiet! 

"Soccer Star" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps reminds me of these fun times especially when the three neighbours came over and we played a game of soccer. 


After stamping on alcohol marker friendly paper, I coloured the stamp with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it. When I was done cutting, I ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed. I wanted to keep my design somewhat simple and with more of a masculine feel to it because I think it will be perfect for a little man I have in my life who loves soccer and dinosours....I'm hoping he will love the dragon too! 
The background striped paper from Echo Park matched the colouring perfectly so I cut the paper to fit my 5" x 5" card base. I set that aside and found some blue paper from Doodlebug to cut the sky. Then, I found a piece of green card stock to cut the grass using a die and added it to the bottom of the blue "sky". The clouds were cut using a stitched cloud die and added to the sky. I glued the layers and scene pieces down and added some twine to the bottom of the card.
To stamp the sentiment, I used two different stamps by masking off the word I wanted from each sentiment and stamped them. To finish off the card, I added some enamel dots and a fish tail banner die with a soccer button (with the button hole cut off) from my stash. 

Card Details
Stamps - Soccer Star (Q101) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - Springtime Joy Script (F019), Winter Fun! (F109)
Patterned Paper - Goal - Doodlebug, Happy Summer - Echo Park

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, cloud die - Your Next Stamp, grass die - Dress My Craft, twine, soccer ball button - stash, enamel dots, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp

Copic Markers
Dragon - YG07 YG09 G09 B18 YG01 YG03 YG09 RV00 RV02 RV13
Ball - N4 N5 N8 N10 C1 C2
Shirt - Y38 YR16 YR18 E09 C1 C2 


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