Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Happy Tuesday!
Oh my gosh isn't "Fred" from the High Hopes Summer 2020 Release just the cutest dog ever?!! And his name....Fred just suits him perfectly and makes me smile!
I stamped Fred onto some Copic friendly paper and coloured him in with my Copic Sketch Markers. Next I cut him out with a Zig Zag Frame die. I decided to use papers from the Doodlebug "Down On the Farm" 6x6 collection. I added some twine and a Wooden dog house embellishment that I inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I love the "Ruff" sentiment also from High Hopes. It's perfect for Fred to let someone know you're missing them!
Copics Used:
Fred: E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, R01
Reds: R35, R37, R39
Greens: G28. YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25

You really should head on over to  High Hopes Stamps and check out the New Summer 2020 Release! Or you can always check out the Facebook page or the High Hopes Blog to see what the Design Team is creating with the New Release.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Chatty Squidgy!

With all the social isolation and distancing during the pandemic, I sure am missing my friends! I thought this image from Stamping Bella called "Chatty Squidgy" was perfect to reflect the times. Even though a phone call can't quite replace an actual meeting it's better than nothing!
I coloured both of the images that come in the "Chatty Squidgy" set with my Copic Markers. I tried to colour them match the papers from the Honey Bee "Spring Fling" 6x6 collection. I cut the larger image out with my Brother Cut N Scan and the smaller one with a Gina Marie Pleated Circle die. I added a small piece of black wire that I wrapped around a pencil, to replicate a phone cord, joining the 2 images together. The sentiment also comes with the "Chatty Squidgy" set. A bit of glitter pen to the girl's bows finish off my design.
Here's the decorated inside using a sentiment from Paper Smooches.
Copics Used:
Skin: EE000, E01, E11, R20, white gel pen
Hair: E53, e55, E57, E59/ W3, W5, W6, W7
Dress & Bows: R21, R22, R24/ BG11, BG15, BG18
Shoes: C1, C3, C5
Phone: W5, W7, W8

Don't forget to reach out to your friends during these difficult times! 
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


As soon as I saw this digital image from Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez called "House On A Tree", I knew it would be perfect to welcome our new neighbours to the neighbourhood! I paired it with a bottle of wine but the card got more attention than the wine LOL!
To start, I sized, printed the image and then coloured it in with my Copic Sketch Markers. Next I used a MFT Zig Zag Oval die to cut out my image. I found the cute background paper in the Doodlebug "Bunnyville" 6x6 collection. I inked all my papers with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo for a bit of added dimension. I made the sentiment on my computer to fit what I wanted to use the card for. Some Crystal Stickles, ribbon and a bow finish off my card design.
Copics Used:
E43, E44, E47, E49
B01, E35, Y35, Y38
BG45, BG49, YR04, YR09, 
RV06, RV09, RV52, RV55, YG11, YG13
Background: BG0000, BG000, BG00

Head on over to the Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez Face Book group for more inspiration. Or check out the etsy shop!

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Tulips For You!

Happy Tuesday!
Hello and thanks for stopping by! My card today uses the "Tulips For You" stamp set from High Hopes new "Summer 2020" release. I'm so excited about this Release and can't wait to make more cards with it!
I stamped this cutie onto some Copic Friendly paper and coloured it in with my Copic Markers. Next I cut it out with a Gina Marie Feathered Lace rectangle die. My card is 5x5" today instead of my regular 5.5" square I like to use. I kept the design simple, using paper from the Sunny Studios Preppy Prints 6x6 collection. The Sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Smell The Flowers". A nice big bow with a button centre finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Bunnies: E31, E33, E35, E37/ C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5/ R01, R02, R20 
Bows: R89, RV17, Rv19/ B04, B05, B06
Stump: E43, E44, E47
Flowers: BV08, Bv15, BV17/ Y35, Y38, YR68
Leaves: G28, YG17, YG23, YG25
Grass: YG21, YG23, YG25

You just have to stop by High Hopes Stamps and check out the New Summer 2020 Release! You can always head on over to the Facebook page or the High Hopes Blog to see what the Design Team is creating with the New Release.

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Amazing Day!

Just look at this cutie from Polkadoodles called "Earlie Hedgehog Dandelion"! I fell in love with this digital stamp as soon as I saw it!
I downloaded, sized and printed this digital image and then I coloured it with my Copic Markers. I decided to use papers from the Doodlebug "Simply Spring" 6x6 collection! I love these pastel fun prints, they just make the card have such a happy feel to it! Using a Gina Marie Pleated Circle die, I cut out my coloured image and popped it up with some foam squares. I also inked all the edges of my papers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Wilted Violet. The circle sentiment is from the Polkadoodles "Prickly Little Dude" Digi stamp set (I'll be making a card with the image soon). Some Stickles on the flower centres and a few enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Hedgehog: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, white gel pen
Flower bouquet: RV06, YG17, YG23
flower in hair: BV04, BV11, BV13, BV17/ YR04, YR09
Ground: W1, W3

Thanks for stopping by an I hope you have an amazing day!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Norman Goat!

Baby Goats always get all the attention but I think the High Hopes Image "Norman Goat" deserves some love too LOL! I mean look at him.... cute or what!! I picture him being the Matriach of the family with all the little goats surrounding him as he tells the tales of his life!
I chose papers today from the Echo Park's "A Dog's Tale" 6x6 collection. After stamping and colouring "Norman" with my Copic Markers, I cut him out using the CDD Fancy Frame die set. I inked all the edges of my papers with Vintage Photo Distress Ink for added dimension.  Don't you just love the HH Sentiment "Humor Me". I think it suits Norman well! Some Burlap ribbon and enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Goat: W4, W5, W6, W8, R20/ E43, E44
Top: BG72, BG75, BG78
Pants: R24, R29, R56/  Y35, Y38, Y26
Ground & Outline: W0, W3/ BG0000, BG000

For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit out Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team is always busy creating amazing cards!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Pets Make Life Sweeter!

Ruff, Meow (Hello)!
Pets sure do make life sweeter! I don't what I would have done throughout these past months if I didn't have my fur babies to love on! Since I've spent almost all my time at home (isolation) my dogs Stella & Ally have been my constant companions, following me everywhere! They sure are the best cuddlers and I needed that when I couldn't get my hugs! 
Today I am using the My Favourite Things "BB Little Buddies" clear stamp set to create this slim line card. I stamped and coloured the images with my Copic markers. Next I cut them out with my Brother Cut N Scan leaving a small white edge around them. I chose papers from the Echo Park "A Dog's Tail" 6x6 collection. I made some grassy hills with a MFT die and added 2 cutout circles to put the dog and cat in. A sentiment and some banners finish off my card.
Decorated inside using another sentiment from the set.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E35, E37, E39
Outfits: R35, R37, R39, B34, B37, B39/ Y23, Y26, Y28, BG93, BG96, BG99
Dogs: E43, E44, E47
Cats: N1, N2, N3, N5, white gel pen

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a pet to cuddle and give you l love!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 23, 2020


Happy Tuesday!
Today I am sharing the adorable "Shelbert" from High Hopes Stamps! He's so happy it's someone's birthday and he's ready to celebrate!
I was going for a clean and simple card. I started by using an embossing folder and embossed the white background with a diamond pattern. I added a bit of colour with the polka dot paper and inked the edges of everything with some Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink. A few enamel dots and twine from the balloon to Shelbert's hand and I was finished. I always struggle with CAS cards as I love to use lots of bright fun bright papers with lots of layers. 
I die cut the "Turtally Awesome" sentiment also from High Hopes with a balloon die and added twine as the string.
Copics Used:
Turtle: YG01, YG03, YG05, YG07/ E13, E15, E18/ W1, W3
Balloon: B24, B26, B28, B29
Party Hat: R24, R27, R29, Y35, Y38

For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit out Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team is always busy creating amazing cards!
Happy  Stamping!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Weekend!
This is the card I made this year for my Dad. He used to have an blue Ford Pickup that he drove until it died! We had some fun in that old truck as kids! My parents even threw a mattress in the back and camped their way around the East Coast of  Canada.
This is one of the first wooden stamps I bought when I just starting into card making. I have no idea who makes it or the stamp name. There is absolutely nothing on the stamp to tell me. I stamped the truck onto some Copic friendly paper and then coloured it with my Copic Sketch Markers. Next using my Brother Cut N Scan, I cut it out and also cut 2 background layers to mount it onto. I had fun making the background!!! I dug out my Alcohol Inks in Sailboat Blue and a Pearl Mixative. Using a 6x6 background stamp from SSS called " and some embossing ink, I stamped the background onto Yupo Paper. I used my heat gun to melt the powders. Now comes the fun part.... Using Alcohol Blending Solution and the sailboat drops along with a blending tool I created the fun background. I added a few drops of the Pearl Mixative to give a shiny look in spots. After gluing all the layers together, I popped the truck and sentiment up with some foam squares for dimension.
The sentiments are from an old set I had by Amy R called "All About Dad"which is now retired.
Copics Used:
B34, B37, b39
C00, C1, C2, C5, C7
N2, N3, N5

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there! Hope you have one that is as awesome as mine!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Wedding Couple!

I love this "Wedding Couple" digital stamp from Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez! They look so happy and I picture this as their first dance!
I chose papers from the Simple Stories "The Story of Us" 6x6 collection as well as pieces from the matching ephemera pack! After sizing and printing my digital image, I coloured the "Wedding Couple" with my Copic Markers. Taking a Gina Marie "Double Roped Oval" die I cut out the image. There is lots of dimension to my card as the wedding cake, love and oval die cut are all popped up with foam tape. You can't tell in the picture but her wedding dress is a very soft pink with glitter pen added to it. A few gold gems finish off my card!
I used more of "The Story Of Us" Ephemera die cuts to decorate the inside of my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49/ N2, N4, N6, N8
Wedding Dress: RV0000, RV000, glitter pen
Tuxedo: T1, T5, T6, T8, T10
Ground & Outline: W1, B0000, B000

Head on over to the Kinda Cute By Patricia Alvarez Face Book group for more inspiration. Or check out the etsy shop!

Happy Stamping!