Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Too Cute!

Hello HH Fans!
August brings Fall themed designs over on the High Hopes Blog. To fit with the theme today I am sharing with you the adorable "Angel Bear Scarecrow". I think the expression on his face says....."How did I wind up here?" but he's got his friends the crows and turkey to keep him company!
Today I am  using paper from the Sunny Studios "Colorful Autumn" 6x6 collection. I am in love with the rich Fall colours in this paper pad! I stamped the High Hopes "Angel Bear Scarecrow" onto Copic friendly paper and coloured it to match my papers with my Copic Sketch Markers. I fussy cut the image with my Brother Cut N Scan and made a layer to match to put behind him. I also cut the leaf border from the paper pad with my machine to use as a border. Some twine, bow and a leaf embellishment finish off my design.
Copics Used:
Bear: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit: R37, R59, R89/ BG05, BG07, BG09
Hat: E31, E33, E34
Pumpkin: YR15, YR16, YR18
Crows: C4, C5, C7
Turkey: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, R22, R24, YR02, YR04
Wings: BG000, BG00, BG01
Other: YG17, YG23, Y23, Y26, Y35, Y38

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Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Little Love Birds!

Hello Digi Doodle Fans!
I'm popping in today to share with you these adorable digital stamps from Digi Doodle Studios called "Little Love Birds". Aren't they just the cutest pair ever? What I like about them is that you could use them for many different card themes. Think "Miss You", "Hello", "Anniversary", "Love", the possibilities are endless!
I decided to colour these cuties in a bold fun colour. The Doodlebug "French Kiss" 6x6 collection was my inspiration, and I coloured them to match the papers. After I downloaded the digital image, re sized it and printed it off on my printer, I coloured "Little Love Birds" with my Copic Sketch Markers. I cut out the image with a Stitched Tag die and popped it up with foam tape onto my layered design. A bit of Crystal Stickles on the heart leaves finished off my card.
In the top corner I added this sentiment from the Digi Doodle digital "Love N' Hugs" sentiment collection, using a circle die.
Copics Used:
B21, B26, B28, B29
RV17, RV19
YR04, YR09
BG53, BG57
E43, E44, E47

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Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Happy Fall!

Happy Tuesday HH & OCS Followers!
Fall themed cards are happening over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs for August! I think this rubber stamp from High Hopes has to be one of my favourites! "Country Harvest" just about sums up Fall for me! Pumpkins, hay, picking apples (for pie?) all done in those gorgeous Fall colours! If you choose, you can even stamp something onto the little wooden sign! 
I love the layered look of the cardstock that is cut with a Stitched Scallop die. The cardstock matches perfectly with the paper I used from the Doodle Bug "Happy Harvest" 6x6 collection. All the pumpkins have some glitter pen added to them. A simple designed card today finished off with some ribbon and a leaf gem sticker.
Copics Used:
Apples: R37, R59, R89/ YG03, YG25
Pumpkins: YR0000, YR000/ YR15, YR16, YR18/ YR04, YR07, YR09/ YR23, YR24, YR27
Sign & Wooden base: E43, E44, E47
Leaves & Vine: YG93, YG95, YG97
Bushel: E33, E35, E37
Basket: E40, E43
Cat: E95, E97, E99, YR27
Black Bird: C5, C7, C8
Straw: Y23, Y26

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Happy Stamping!

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Smooches & Hugs!

Happy August 1st!
Today starts a new Challenge over on the Digi Doodle Challenge Blog and the theme is "Dots And Stripes". As soon as I saw this digital image called "Party Pups", I knew it would fit perfectly with the Challenge theme! I mean look at all the "dots" with the balloons and the present!
I started designing my card by downloading my image, re-sizing it, adding the sentiment and then printing it all off on printer. The sentiment is from the Digi Doodles "Friendship" digital sentiments collection. I coloured my image with my Copic Sketch markers and then cut it out with a die. For my papers, I saw the DDS "Summer Splash 6x6 Pattern" digital paper and knew it was perfect with all the "Dots & Stripes" in the collection. I love the fun bright colours! It makes "Party Pups" such a happy and fun card! I added some Stickles on the party hats and Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen to all the balloons and dots! I wish you could see it in person as it really sparkles!
Copics Used:
Pups: N0, N1, N5, N6, N8, W10/ E11, E13, E15, E18, W10
Balloons & Dots: Y35, Y38/ RV25, RV29/  BG45, BG49/ R81, R83/ YG23, YG25
Confetti: YG68
Ground and outline: W1, B000, B00

Don't forget to head on over to the DDS Challenge Blog and see all the wonderful designs the Design Team has created! Who knows maybe it will inspire you to play along with us!

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Christmas in July #5

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
It's the 2nd last day of the "Christmas in July" theme over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! Since Christmas is my favourite Holiday, it's been super fun making these cards when the temperatures are hot LOL. This is the rubber stamp "Buddy's Gift Block" from High Hopes
This is my 5th card in my "Christmas in July series" and keeping with my theme, I have once again used non traditional colours on my card. I coloured "Buddy" up to match the papers I am using from the Penny Black "Festive & Frosty" 6x6 collection. I always love to add lots of layers to my cards. This one is no different! Buddy is popped up with foam squares as is the ornament paper as well. Added dimension just makes your card pop I think. All the designer and cardstock papers are inked on the edges with Vintage photo Distress Ink. This I feel just adds another layer of dimension. A piece of ribbon, bow, tree gem and Stickles on Buddy's hat finish off my design today.
I am using the High Hopes sentiment called "Dot Warm Winter Wishes" on the decorated card inside.
Copics Used:
Buddy: C0, C1, C3, C4, C7, C9
Greens: BG11, BG32, BG34
Purples: V15, V19/ V04, V06, V09 (dots on present)
Bird: B91, B95, B97

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Christmas in July #4

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
It's "Christmas in July" over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs! It sure has been fun creating these Christmas cards through the heat wave we've been having LOL! This stamp is called "Let the Snow Begin".....hmmmmm I almost want it to be true just to get a break from the heat. I know, don't complain right.... we had an awful Spring and I really do like the warmer weather.
I am using papers today from the MME Sugar Plum 6x6 collection that I've had for awhile now. I love using non traditional colours for Christmas and these papers fit the bill! I coloured in the image with my Copic Sketch Markers and then using my Brother Cut N Scan cut the image out as well as a cardstock layer to put behind it. Lots of layers and all the paper edges are inked with Vintage Photo Distressed ink for my card design. I used some Stampendous Spoonful of Snow for a fun dimensional and sparkly effect.   Now I know you are supposed to add the "snow" and heat with your heat gun from underneath. Me and glitter don't go so well together and it usually flies all over the place LOL. This time I tried using some Glue Gloss first (looks like a tube of lipgloss) then put the "Snow" on top, pressed it down a bit and then melted it with my heat gun. It worked so much better and I wasn't wearing glitter all weekend LOL.
I used foam tape on my stamped image for added dimension.
On my decorated card inside, I used the "Seasons Greetings 2" stamp.
Copics Used:
R20, R21, R22, R24
BG13, BG15, BG23
C00, C2, YR04, YR09
B000, B00, B01

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Christmas in July #3

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
It's the 3rd week of the "Christmas in July" theme over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs. It sure has been fun making Christmas themed cards and the best part..... I have them to mail this Christmas! Can you say win, win!! This poor Snowman is having a struggle getting his gifts wrapped and I don't think those little birds are helping him at all LOL. Meet "All Wrapped Up" by High Hopes Stamps!
I coloured "All Wrapped Up" with my Copic Sketch markers and fussy cut the image out using my Brother Cut N Scan electronic machine. I decided house papers from the LDRS "Holly Jolly Holidays" 6x6 collection. I love the blue and red combo's and that present paper was perfect for my poor snowman! I paper pieced the presents for a fun look. I added some Liquid Appliqué and Stickles for a dimensional sparkly look.
On the decorated inside I added a scalloped border and the "Candy Cane and Mistletoe" Sentiment also from High Hopes.
Copics Used:
C00, C1, C7, C9, YR04, YR09
B21, B24, B26, BG05, BG07, BG09
R01, R24, R27, R29

Don't forget to check out the links below for some more "Christmas in Jul"y inspiration

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

All You Need Is Love!

Happy Saturday DDS Fans!
I don't know about you, but I get the most unconditional love from my dogs Ally & Stella! They are the best companions and it doesn't matter if I'm gone for 5 min or 5 hours, the love and excitement I get when I walk in the door, is like no other! This adorable stamp is from the Digi Doodle Studios "Cutie Paws" collection and is called "Maddy and MollyYorkie". I had a "Morkie" (Maltese Yorkie cross) and this image just reminds me of Buster!
I started my design by first sizing my digital image on my computer and then printing it off on my printer. Then I coloured Maddy with my Copic Sketch Markers. I am using papers from the Penny Black "Golden Moments" and Echo Park's "Dots & Stripes Fall" 6x6 collections. I layered all my designer papers with cordinating cardstock and used this layout I found on Pinterest under "card sketches". The sentiment is from the Digi Doodle Studios "Cutie Paws" digital sentiment collection.A piece of ribbon, flower and some glitter pen finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20, RV66
Hair: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, 100
Outfit: RV63, RV66, RV69/ Y32, Y35, Y38
Yorkie: E43, E44, E89, BV29

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Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Christmas In July #2

Happy Tuesday HH & OCS Fans!
I'm popping in today to share with you my Christmas in July card for High Hopes Rubber Stamps! The Design Team is sharing Christmas themed cards all month to inspire you! Today I am using the adorable "Christmas Gofer". I just love those chompers of his!! 
I coloured up this cutie using my Copic Sketch Markers and cut him out with a circle die. I decided to use papers from the Mod Scraps "Let It Snow" 6x6 collection. The whole collection is in the blues and it makes for a fun non traditional card. I added some liquid appliqué to his pom pom and made some snow drops falling around him. Once the appliqué dries you heat it with your heat gun and the drops puff up. I also added some Diamond Stickles to his scarf. The paper edges are all inked with Distress Oxide Ink in Faded Jeans. Some die cut snowflakes and ribbon finish off my card.
On my decorated inside I am using the High Hopes "Peace, Love, Joy" sentiment, and some layered papers cut with a stitched scallop border die.
Copics Used:
Gofer:  E53, E55, E57, E59/ nose E47, E49
Blues: B93, B95, B97
Ornaments: B93, B95, E51, E59
Holly: R39, R89, YG25
Snow: B0000, B000

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Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Christmas In July #1

Hello HH & OCS Fans!
This month the theme over on the High Hopes & One Crazy stamper Blogs is "Christmas in July"! Christmas seems a long way off but it always has a way of creeping up on us doesn't it?! This adorable stamp from High Hopes and is called "Skating Snowlady". I love her little friend skating along with her!
This card base is an A2 Gatefold that I created with an SVG file and my Silhouette. I chose papers from the Photoplay Frosty Friends 6x6 collection. I love that plaid paper and it's in non traditional colours, so it's neat for my "Christmas in July" post. Her scarf is paper pieced with matching papers. No bling on my image this time, just a few pom poms on their hats!
Here's the decorated inside with the High Hopes Sentiment called "Work of Art".
Copics Used:
Snowman: C1, C00
Outfit: B63, B66, B69, BV04/ YG23, YG63, YG67
Skates: N4, N5, N6, silver Wink of Stella on blades
Bird: R35, R37, R39
Outline & Ground: B00, B0000/ W1

Stayed tuned for more Christmas in July! Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!