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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Smiling

This spring I had a pair of cardinals move in to one of the trees at the corner of my front porch. They have since moved on but not before having some little ones. It was fun to sit quietly on my porch and watch mom and dad fly back and forth with food for their family. 
When I saw the "Cardinal" in the new release at High Hopes Rubber Stamps I knew I had to colour it up - they are such beautiful birds! They say "when a cardinal appears, a loved one is near" so I'm not sure moved in this spring but I silently smiled every time I saw one of them. 



After colouring this beauty with alcohol markers, I cut it out using a circle die and used my Fiskars circle cutter to cut a matching cardstock backing. I set that aside and chose some patterned paper from Stampin' Up to match the coral flowers. Next I stamped the sentiment and cut it out using a fish tail banner die. A few added branches, cotton lace ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Cardinal - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Smiling - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, circle die - Kat Scrappiness, Fiskars circle cutter, fish tail banner die - YNS, branch die - Whimsy, cotton lace ribbon - stash, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
CR7 CR9 R29 R59 W5 BG7 BG10 Y15 Y35 Y38 E41 MB2 E44 YG61 YG63 G99 FS6 FS8 CR3 

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Thursday, 2 July 2020

It Ain't Summer Til.....

According to the calendar it is officially summer and the weather where I live has been summer like - hot and humid!!! 
Beachball Betty from the new Summer 2020 release (click here for to see the full release)  is at the beach and enjoying a beautiful summer day and she has some advice for us all.
 I love her sass! and I think I better listen to her advice and find some sand to stick my toes in to when it is safe to do so of course




I stepped out of my comfort zone and decided to create an A2 size card instead of my usual square card. Some striped patterned paper was perfect for my summer design. 
I coloured the stamp with alcohol markers and then trimmed the paper leaving it long. The sentiment was stamped directly under the stamp and then I trimmed the whole thing to fit my card front and added some matching card stock.
Adorable flip flops, a sun and cloud dies and some enamel dots finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Beachball Betty - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sandy Toes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunskissed - Doodlebug

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, sun die - YNS, cloud die - Die'sires, flip flop die - Gina Marie Designs, enamel dots - Whimsy, gold gel pen

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
E000 TN2 EB3 C1 C2 C4 C5 E31 E34 R20 B00 B02 B04 B06 CR7 CR9 CR11 R59 Y15 Y35 Y38 YG17 YG25 YG03

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
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Thursday, 25 June 2020

Really!!!

It seems Bob isn't sure about having another Birthday! I wonder if he stopped counting on his 29th Birthday like I did?! I gave him a double layer chocolate cake so I hope that helps. 
July is a big Birthday month in my family and Birthday Bob from High Hopes is perfect for the masculine cards I will need for the "older" people on my list. 




I coloured Bob with alcohol markers and hand fussy cut him leaving a thin white edge. I added some clear sparkle pen to the balloon, candles and flames and Stickles to his hat for a bit of Birthday sparkle. 
I set him aside and created my card base by layering patterned paper from Lawn Fawn and adding some twine.
After stamping the sentiment - which is one long sentiment, I cut the word "really" off to put at the top of the card. 

The circle behind him was cut using two circle dies from matching cardstock and I added Bob with some 3D foam pop dots.  Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Birthday Bob - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Birthday Again - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Spring Fling, Winter Perfectly Plaid - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, clear Spectrum Sparkle pen, Star Dust Stickles, twine, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time,  enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
E00 FS9 E11 Y15 735 Y38 TN8 EB8 B00 B02 B04 C1 C2 C4 C5 BG11 BG13

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
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Thursday, 18 June 2020

High Flying Ace

It's a bird! It's a plane!......errr nope it's Lg. Flying Ace from High Hopes Rubber Stamps getting ready to hit the skies in his vintage plane. Ace is perfect for Just Because, Sending Smiles, and Birthday cards to name a few! 
He is so fun to colour and just made me smile with his toothy grin and big thumbs up! 



After colouring Ace with alcohol markers, I hand fussy cut him and ran a black marker around the edge to get any white I had missed. Paper layers from an old Echo Park pad were perfect with fun modern and vintage airplanes and a pop of orange. I used a rectangle die to cut out the background to go behind Ace using a rectangle die and added some stitched clouds.
 I wanted an airplane element to put in the sky but I couldn't find anything airplane in my stash - gasp! So I took a piece of the airplane paper and fussy cut a vintage plane to put in the sky. I went with the vintage style, open cockpit plane because it ties in perfectly with Ace's scarf, helmet and goggles. Some enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Lg. Flying Ace - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Half The Fun - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Jack & Jill - Echo Park 

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, stitched cloud die - YNS, rectangle die - Kat Scrapiness, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
G07 DG3 JG6 YR04 OR2 OR3 C1 C2 C4 C5 CG1 

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Bear Family Blessing

I am blessed! I have a place to call home and a family who loves me  - well, my brothers would say the put up with me
There are some miles between myself and two of my siblings and one that lives close to me but I know that no matter what if I needed them they would be there for me and I for them. 
Angel Bear Family from High Hopes gives me the chance to share some love with my family members until we can be together again.  I love the sentiment called Home Family Blessing - perfect to celebrate family! As the saying goes - if you have family you have everything. 





I coloured up two versions of this stamp - I couldn't figure out which colour combo I wanted to do - has anyone else had that happen? 
For the yellow version, I fussy cut the image leaving a thin white edge and cut a doily to put them on and patterned paper from Doodlebug and Lawn Fawn. 
For the blue version I cut the image out with a classic rectangle die and used patterned paper from Stampin' Up. I added Stickles to the wings on both images to add the touch of bling I like to add if I can. 
Both cards have different designs but are both finished off with a sentiment, ribbon and enamel dots. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Angel Bear Family - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Home Family Blessing - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Yellow card - So Punny - Doodlebug, Spring Plaid - Lawn Fawn
Blue card - Stampin' Up

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Hammermill 100lb cover stock, Doily - Doily Trio - YNS, Flowers - Poppies and Prairie, ribbon - stash, Star Burst and Sprinkled Sugar Stickles, wood heart - stash, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers:
Yellow Card: RB1 RB2 RB4 BG91 BG93 BG95 BG97 EB3 EB6 EB5 GY2 CT4 CT1 C1 YG61 YG63
Blue Card: C1 C3 C5 C7 BG72 BT9 PP1 PP3 RV000 R56 R59 C2 RV11 RV32 RV56 E44 MB2 G40 G43 

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
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Thursday, 4 June 2020

Soo-eet Hogs and Kisses

Sharing some soo-eet hogs and kisses with the adorable "Soo-eet Petunia and Audrey" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. 
I have a very good friend who loves pigs and wants to get one some day so this stamp is perfect for her - I think I will use it for her Birthday card! 
In the mean time, this card will be kept in my stash until someone in my life needs to be sent some hogs and kisses in a card. 



After colouring up the stamp with alcohol markers I cut it out using the pleated circle die from Gina Marie Designs. I cut a matching piece of card stock to go behind it - I like the colour peaking through the die. Patterned paper from MFT and Julie Nutting helped create the country feel I was looking for. 
I cut my first layer of gingham to fit my card base and then cut a banner die to go behind the image. I traced the outside of the banner die on matching card stock and cut it to fit. 
The flower paper is actually a scrap piece I had that was cut in half and mounted on card stock and fit perfectly on the sides of the banner - getting them lined up is always a trick. 
 I stamped the sentiment and mounted it on matching card stock and finished my card off with some cotton lace ribbon from my stash and enamel dots. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Soo-eet Petunia and Audrey - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Hogs-N-Kisses - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Gingham Galore - MFT, Paper Dolls - Julie Nutting

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, banner die - Banners #3 Sizzix, circle die - Spellbinders, pleated circle die - Gina Marie Designs, cotton lace ribbon - stash, enamel dots - Gina Marie Designs

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers: E00 FS9 E11 B93 B95 B97 IG1 IG3 IG5 CR9 R29 R59 FS6 CR3 CR1 

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!

Thursday, 28 May 2020

Transmitting Wishes

It's easy to transmit some fun Birthday wishes with "Robot In A Rocket" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. This fun stamp is perfect for a masculine themed card for someone on your Birthday card giving list. I have a few nephews that would love to receive this card - I may have to make more!
I stepped out of my box and made a galaxy background paper - for the first time ever - and it was sooo much fun to get my fingers inky! 



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I coloured up my robot and rocket with alcohol markers and fussy cut it using cuticle scissors. I added some silver Stickles to the "wings" and window around the robot. I set that aside and using inks and white acrylic paint I made my background paper. This is the first time I have ever tried this and I can see doing more in my future!
I didn't have a moon stamp so I cut a circle and added some ink to it in splotches to hopefully make it look like a moon. 
I added the stamp with 3D foam dots for some dimension, stamped and added the sentiment and finished off this CAS design with a few enamel dots.

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Robot In A Rocket - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Transmitting Birthday Wishes - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid, Water Color Washes - Lawn Fawn

Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Canson watercolor paper, white acrylic paint, 3D foam pop dots - Forever In Time, Stampin' Up, Distress Ink and Memento inks, silver Stickles

 Copic and Spectrum Noir Markers: C1 C3 C5 C7 CT1 CT4 Y35 YR04 B00 B1 B02

The High Hopes Design team posts daily inspiration on Facebook and the High Hopes blog - we'd love for you to pop by for a visit! Inspiration can also be found on the High Hopes Instagram and Pinterest pages! 
                                                               
Thanks for stopping by! Have a super fantastic day!