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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Butterfly Smiles

  I can never have too many Just Because type cards in my stash. "Butterfly Chick" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is a fun, versatile image that makes me smile and I hope it will do the same for the person I send it to.

I challenged myself to step out of my square card comfort zone and went on the hunt for a different shape of card. Slimline cards are quite popular in the crafting world but the mini slimline style peeked my curiosity. There are a couple different sizes out there but the finished size of 3" x 6" fit my stamp the best. I am very happy with the end result and I see more of this style in my future. 





After stamping my image, I coloured it with Copic markers and hand fussy cut it leaving a thin white edge. Next I found some paper from two different collections from Lawn Fawn that worked together and cut them to size. I used a stitched scalloped edge to cut the edge of one piece for some added interest. 
Next I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a fish tail banner die. I added the stamp to the card using foam pop dots and added some ribbon over the corner and enamel dots to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Butterfly Chick - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Sending Smiles - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Really Rainbow Christmas, Spiffy Speckles - Lawn Fawn  


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, fish tail banner die - Your Next Stamp, Offray ribbon, stitched scallop edge - Kat Scrappiness, enamel dots, 3D foam pop dots


 Copic Markers:

Chick - Y13 Y08 Y26 Y21 Y35 Y38

Bow - BG01 BG05 BG09

Butterfly -N1 N2 N3 N5 Y21 Y35 Y38

Grass -YG01 YG03 YG17



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Thursday, 1 April 2021

Born To Golf

 Spring is in the air the snow is pretty much gone and every golfer I know is itching to get out on the greens. 

It is also the perfect time for High Hopes Rubber Stamps to open the Retirement Vault and let the "Men and Boys" out of retirement. Bob is glad to be out on the greens again and is practicing so he is ready for the start of golf season. He is perfect for a birthday card for one of the golfers in my life. 


I stamped Bob, coloured him with Copic markers and hand fussy cut him using my cuticle scissors. A black marker was run around the edge of the stamp to get any white I had missed. Next I found some paper from Lawn Fawn and Craft Consortium and cut the pieces to fit my base and scene. 
I die cut and added a golf flag, clouds and some grass tufts to help create my outdoor scene. 
After finding some matching ink I stamped the sentiment and cut it to size. 
Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Golfing Bob - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Born To Golf - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Perfectly Plaid Spring - Lawn Fawn, Grunge - Light Tones - Craft Consortium, Watercolor Washes - Lawn Fawn


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, grass tuft die - Your Next Stamp, golf flag - Quickutz, enamel dots, cloud die - Your Next Stamp, Stampin' Up ink


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04 R30 R32

Hat, Pants - B00 B01 B02

Shirt - Y00 Y11 Y15 

Glasses -Y11 Y15 C2

Club Covers - B00 B01 B02 B05

Grass - YG01 YG03 YG17

Shoes, Bag, Club Handle - E30 E31 E43 E33 E35 E57 E29

Club - N1 N2 N3 N5

Socks - Y11 Y15 B00 B01 B02

Ball - C0 C1 C2


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Thursday, 25 March 2021

Hat-itude!

  I Love when a stamp not only makes me smile but also brings back some fun memories! Gertie, Millie and Hattie from High Hopes Stamps does just that!

The memories are from a pre pandemic shopping trip I was on with my peeps. We were in a craft store around Halloween that had costume pieces.....including hats. One of us looking at the hats and trying one on turned in to all three of us trying on a hat followed by some schenanigans and a whole lot of laughs and fun. 

Yes there are pictures to prove it......but I don't think we had quite the same Hat-itude that these three have! I am also seeing a spring card design for these three fun chicks. Meet Gertie, Millie and Hattie!


After stamping these cuties I coloured them with Copic markers and hand fussy cut them. I wanted to keep the design simple for this card because I wanted the "chicks" to be the focus - they are so fun!

The card size itself is a little different because it is more of a vertical format and I usually do square cards. A super talented crafty peep of mine introduced me to this size of card last year and it is fast becoming a favourite. The finished card size is 4.5"w x 5.5"h. 

Patterned paper from two different Echo Park pads were perfect for these fun chicks. I love plaid so after cutting it and the card stock to size I glued them down. Next I cut the green paper and card stock, glued them down and added them to the plaid base. I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a fish tail banner and added some matching card stock. Foam pop dots were added to the stamped image before placing them to add some dimension to my card.  Some ribbon and enamel dots finish of my simple design. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Gertie, Millie and Hattie - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Hat-itude - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Hello Easter, Spring Fling - Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, ribbon, enamel dots, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time 


 Copic Markers:

Beaks and Legs - Y11 Y15 Y17 YR04

Bodies - C0 C1 C2

Leaves - YG23 YG17

Hats -Y11 Y13 Y15

Ribbons  - RV10 RV13 RV14 B01 B02 B05

Flowers - RV10 RV13


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Thursday, 18 March 2021

Birthday Fishes

 I have a lot of men and young men in my life who love fishing. I did some as a kid but it wasn't anything that really stuck with me, although I did love being outside by water. I find it really interesting that a day of fishing always seems to include a story about the big one that got away and it always makes me chuckle. 

"Dad's Catch and Cattails" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps are perfect for a birthday card for one of the fishermen in my life. It gave me a chance to not only practice my masculine cards but is also fun for a little bit of tongue in cheek humor. I combined two sentiments (links below) to create this one which I think is perfect for this birthday card.



I stamped and coloured the stamps with Copic markers and hand fussy cut "Dad's Catch" leaving a think white edge. I set him aside and coloured the cattails and added a sunburst background using a stencil and ink. I added a light blue ink to the bottom edge for a water line. Patterned paper from the Gone Camping collection from Carta Bella had the perfect fishing themed paper for this card. I cut it to fit my 5"x 5" base and layered it with card stock. 

Next I cleared my desk and pulled out my sticky notes, ink, Misti and the sentiments I wanted to use. I love when I can stretch my supplies and making one sentiment out of two different ones is a great way to do that! I also had to find some patience! because it took me about 6 tries and walking away numerous times to get the sentiment stamped how I wanted it. I am really happy with how it turned out.

I added some twine to the bottom of the card and I didn't have a fish embellishment like I pictured in my head so I cut it out of another piece of paper from the same collection and popped it up with 3D foam pop dots.......the big one that got away <wink>. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Dad's Catch, Cattails - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Christmas Fishies, Swinging Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Gone Camping - Carta Bella


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, twine, enamel dots, sunburst stencil - Whimsy Stamps, Stampin' Up inks


 Copic Markers:

Skin- E00 E21 E11 E04

Waders - YG63 YG67 G99

Hat, Pole, Rope - E30 E31 E43

Hair, Handle - E23 E25 E27

Cattails - E23 E25 E27 YG01 YG03 YG17 G28 E31

Fish - R37 YG01 YG03 YG17 G28

Reel, Clasps - C0 C1 C3 

Butterfly - E31 

Shirt - R24 R27 R37 R59

Water - B000 B00 B01 



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Thursday, 11 March 2021

Happy Easter!

 We have been enjoying some sun where I live and although there is still a lot of snow on the ground and it is still pretty cold it makes me itch for spring. Not just for the sun and melting snow but for spring flowers and Easter. 

I always seem to forget to give my Easter cards away but this year I am going to try to remember to. We may not be able to get together for Easter again so I am making cards to be able to send out to family. Three Pane Easter from High Hopes Rubber Stamps is perfect for Easter and Spring cards. These cute babies just make me smile and I hope they will make the person I send this card to smile too. 


After stamping these cuties with tuxedo black Memento ink, I coloured them with Copic alcohol markers and cut them out using my paper trimmer. After setting them aside I found some paper from Echo Park to create my patterned paper layers. I used a polaroid die to add some interest behind them and cut them out in matching card stock. 
After stamping the sentiment I cut it out using a banner die and trimmed the ends. I mounted it on card stock and slid it under the stamped image. Next I inked all of the layers with antique linen distress ink to help them stand out and added a gingham bow and enamel dots to finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Three Pane Easter - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Happy Easter! - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Dots and Stripes, Spring - Echo Park


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, ribbon, Antique Linen Distress ink, enamel dots 


 Copic Markers:

Bunny - R20 R32 R35 E34 E35 E29 C1

Chick - Y00 Y02 Y08 Y26 Y35 Y38

Lamb - R30 R32 C0 C1 C3

Sky - B00 B02




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Thursday, 4 March 2021

Easter Greetings

Am I the only one who can't believe it is March already!??? That means spring is just around the corner and that all the snow we have will melt. We have had some beautiful, sunny spring like weather lately and it has been amazing to take a walk in the warm sun. 

Spring also means Easter is just around the corner so today I am adding to my Easter card stash using "A Tulip For You" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. This stamp works for Easter but would also work for spring, Valentine's or an anniversary card. So many possibilities and I love when I can use a stamp for more than one occasion! 



I chose to go clean and simple (CAS) with my card design for this adorable stamp. After stamping it, I coloured it with Copic markers and set it aside. Patterned paper from Your Next Stamp with some adorable little hearts was perfect for this pair and I cut it and the card stock to fit my 5.5" x 5.5" card base. 

Next I laid my border edge die onto the stamped image paper to decide where I wanted to cut my border. I placed the sentiment into the space where I wanted to stamp it and then cut my border edge. After placing it on my card base decided how much had to be trimmed off the top to fit leaving a little patterned paper and card stock showing. Then I cut a piece of card stock to the correct width and cut the border edge. I placed the stamped image on to my Misti, placed the sentiment and stamped it directly on to the paper. 

To finish my card, I edged all of the paper with antique linen distress ink and added some twine and color added clear enamel dots.

Card Recipe 

Stamp: A Tulip For You - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Script Easter Greeting - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Hugs and Kisses - Your Next Stamp


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, edge die - Kat Scrappiness, color added clear enamel dots, twine, antique linen distress ink


 Copic Markers:

Bunnies - W00 W0 W1 E30 E31 E43

Bows - Y00 Y13 Y15 BG11 BG13 BG15 white gel pen

Noses, Ears - R30 R32

Leaves - YG01 YG02 YG19

Flowers - RV11 RV13 RV14 Y00 Y13 Y15 Y17

Butterfly - Y00 Y15 Y17

Grass - YG0000 YG01



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Thursday, 25 February 2021

You Know You're Old When......

One of my Dad's favourite sayings is "My memory is good...it's just short!". As kids growing up we thought it was funny and it always made us giggle. However, as I am getting older, I am finding more and more truth in that statement and I find myself saying it quite often! 

When I saw the "Memory" sentiment and "Online Olive" stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps it reminded me of this saying and how true it is the older I get. I find myself having to make lists either on paper, my phone, or computer to try not to forget things....until I forget which way I wrote the note and where...<smile>. I chose to use this stamp combo for a humourous Birthday card because I can't have enough humourous cards in my stash.  



I stamped Olive, coloured her and her cat friend with Copic markers and cut her out using a square pleated lace die. I chose patterned paper from Carta Bella and cut it to fit my 5.5"x5.5" card base. Bazzill came through with the perfect matching card stock and I cut a layer to fit behind each piece of patterned paper and the stamp. 
Next, I stamped the Memory sentiment and masked off the Happy Birthday from the Swinging Birthday sentiment. They were cut to size and mounted on matching card stock. Some cotton lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 

Stamp: Online Olive - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Sentiments: Memory, Swinging Birthday - High Hopes Rubber Stamps

Patterned Paper - Farmhouse Market - Carta Bella 


Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb digital cover stock, square pleated lace die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots, cotton lace ribbon - stash


 Copic Markers:

Skin - E00 E21 E11 E04 Lips R32

Chair - C2 C3 C5 E30 E31 E43

Slipper, Mug - R20 R21 R22 R24

Smoke - C1 C2

Desk - E34 E35 E29

Shirt - R20 R21 R22 Polka Dots - R24 R21

Hair - C1 C2 C3

Pants - B21 B24 B23 B45

Lightning Bolts - Y11 Y08

Cat - E30 E31 E43

Monitor, Keyboard - C1 C2 C3


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