Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Happy Bear-day!

Welcome!
I'm so glad you stopped by today to see this adorable "Buddy Bear's Surprise" from High Hopes Stamps! He's just too cute and just makes me smile! Buddy Bear makes the perfect Birthday card and fits in so well with the "Let's Celebrate" theme this month! I paired Buddy with the "Happy Bear-day" sentiment, perfect for him and this card!
I started my design process by stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured Buddy in with my Copic Sketch Markers. I'm in love with these papers from the Echo Park "Our Wedding" 6x6 collection. I have lots of layers on this card: banner die cuts, a heart banner, and small round doily die cut as well as the basic layers. I inked all the edges of my papers and die cuts with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Buddy and the sentiment are popped up with foam tape for added dimension.
Copics Used:
Bear: E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, E31/ R01, R02
Pinks: R20, R21, R22, R12
Greens: YG6, YG63, YG67, YG93/ YG95, YG97 (grass)
YR21, YR23, C00, C1


Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!
 

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Cat & Mouse Party!

Hello!
These cuties are ready to celebrate!! It looks like Mr. Cat has blown out a few candles and his little mouse friend is ready to eat the cake! I don't know.....but I think Mr. Cat has had a few cakes in his past lol! This is the "Cat & Mouse Party" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
Today my papers are from the Doodlebug Party Time 6x6 collection. After colouring my image with my Copic Sketch markers, I cut the image out using a square die. My design is a variety of squares layered with matching cardstock. The tiny "Happy Birthday" is from the HH Mini Sentimen set #1. It's so cute and fits perfectly in the tiny circle with an MFT Doily die behind it. A few enamel dots in the corners finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Cat: E93, E95, E97, E99
Mouse & Plate: C0, C1, C2, C3, C5/ R01, R02
Blues: B21, B23, B24, B26
Greens: G28, YG03, YG17
Yellows: Y21, Y23, Y35, Y38, YR23

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Bandit's Cake!

Hello!
"Let's Celebrate" is the theme and re-release over at High Hopes Stamps for this month! "One of my friends always bakes her dog a cake for his birthday and "Bandit's Cake" just reminds me of them! Looks like Bandit and his little friend are having a fun feast! The "Eat Cake" sentiment is just perfect for this image!
I started my card by stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper and colouring it in with my Copic Sketch markers. I drew in his eyes to add a more realistic look. Using my Brother Cut N Scan, I cut out the image leaving a white border around him and popped him up with some foam tape. I tried to make the inside of the cake look like the "Funfetti/ confetti" type cake. The papers on my card today are from the Polkadoodles Birthday Fun 6x6 collection. Some colour coordinating enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Bandit: E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59/ eyes- W7, W9, B14, B16
Mouse: W0, W1, W3, W5, R01, R02
Cake: R81, R83, R85/ B12, B14, B16
confetti in cake: YG01, Y13, RV06, B14
Cake Plate: R46, R56, R59
white gel pen polka dots


Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!
 

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Chi Chi's Party!

Happy Tuesday!
June is all about Birthdays over at High Hopes Stamps as we celebrate the re-release called "Let's Celebrate"! You can never have too many birthday cards on hand! "Chi Chi's Party" makes the most adorable card to celebrate someone's special day!
I stamped Chi Chi onto some Copic friendly paper with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Taking my Copic Sketch markers, I coloured the image to match the designer papers from the Simple Stories "Magical Birthday" collection. I used a Gina Marie "Arched Stitched Tag" die, to cut out my image! I love the font on the HH "Birthday Wishes" sentiment. Some enamel dots and Crystal Stickles on the stars and confetti finish off my card!
Copics Used:
Chi Chi: E41, E42, E43, E44, E50, R01, R02
Bear: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, R01
Pinks: Rv52, RV55, RV66
Yellows: Y21, Y23
Purples: V15, V17
Blue greens: BG32, BG34, BG18
white gel pen dots on balloon

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!
 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Just A Note!

Happy Tuesday!
I can always use cards in my stash that let me touch base with friends and family to let them know I care or am thinking about them. This adorable little fellow called "Writing Mouse" from High Hopes Stamps grabbed my heart! I thought the HH sentiment called "A Note" was perfect to go along with this cutie!
To start my card I stamped the image onto Copic Friendly paper and then coloured it in to match papers from MFT's "Cool Collab" 6x6 collection. Next I stamped the sentiment just above the mouse. I cut the image with the sentiment out using a Gina Marie "Venetian Label" die. I also cut a few more of the Venetian dies in different sizes to place behind my image. I found these enamel triangular stickers and thought they were a fun change. A sprinkling of matching enamel dots and some twine finished off my card.
Copics Used:
Mouse: N1, N2, N3, N6, N8
Outfit: R35, R37, R38/ BG72, BG75, BG78, N8
Pencil: Y23, Y26, Y28, E42, E43, R02, R32
Ground: N3, N6
Outline: B000

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

 

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Hmmmmm!

Hi!
Hmmmm.......so that's where the goldfish went LOL. This image from High Hopes Stamps just makes me giggle! Meet "Cat-ching Some Rays", who looks like he was up to no good! Love the mouse laughing at him! I thought the sentiment "Won't Hurt" was perfect for this mischievous cat!
I stamped my image on to Copic friendly paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Using my Copic markers, I coloured the image in and then cut it out with this fancy square die. I am using paper from the Echo Park "I Love My Cat" 6x6 designer collection. I inked all the edges of the papers with Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs and then popped the die cut image up with foam tape for added dimension. A bit of twine with a paw print wooden embellishment finishes off my card today.
Copics Used:
Cat: E95, E97, E99, W9
Bones: W1, W3
Xray Machine: W1, W5, W7, W9
Mouse: C1, C3, R20
Fish & Bowl: YR04, YR09, B000, B01, B02


Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Picket Fence!

Hi!
I think everyone dreams of having a house with a white picket fence when they are young, I know I did. I never had a white picket fence but I still had the house filled with love. I mean who wants to have to paint that fence anyway LOL (jk). This image is called "Garden Gate Background" and the sentiment matches perfectly called "Picket Fence Saying", both from High Hopes Stamps.
To start my design today, I stamped my image onto Copic Friendly paper using my MISTI. Next I coloured the image using my Copic Sketch Markers. I don't know what possessed me, but I fussy cut out most parts of the image. Whew, that took a bit of time. Using Distress Oxide ink in Tumbled Glass and a MFT cloud stencil, I created a sky background on a separate piece of paper and then glued it to the Designer Paper. I put foam tape on the back of the Garden Gate Background and popped it  up on the clouds. Some Crystal Stickles on the flowers and parts of the birdhouses to finish off my card.
Copics Used:
C0, C2, C9
R32, R83, R85, RV10
B000, B21, B23, B93, B95
YG03, YG05, YG17, G28
E25, E27
BV04, BV08, V20, V22, V25, V28
Y15, Y17, YR23, YR25
BG18, BG52

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Happy Thoughts!

Hello!
"Dancing Ellie" from High Hopes Stamps reminds me of my daughter when she was about 4 years old. She wanted to take Ballet lessons, so we enrolled her in the local dance school. OMGeeeeee it was too cute. All the little dancers in their black bodysuits with pink tutu's trying to be ballerina's. They tried so hard to be light on their feet, but it was more like a herd of elephants twirling and jumping around. Not dainty and quiet that's for sure LOL. I wonder if "Dancing Ellie" is light on her feet but I think she's probably more like those little ballerina's LOL.
To start my card, I stamped Ellie onto some Copic friendly paper using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I used my Copic Sketch markers to colour in the image. I used papers form the Lawn Fawn's "Spring Fling" and Echo Park's "Mermaid Dreams" 6x6 collections. I inked all the edges of my papers with Distress Oxide ink in "Picked Raspberry". The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Happy Thoughts". To finish my card I added some Crystal Stickles and a flower "Spray".
Copics Used:
C00, C0, C1, C2, C5, C7
RV32, RV34, RV66, RV67
E93

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

 

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Springtime!

Happy Tuesday!
My craft room window looks out to my backyard and while I colour, I always glance up to see the bird activity. Lately there have been a lot of Robins eating worms and gathering items for their nests. When I saw this cute image called "Early Bird" from High Hopes Stamps it just made me giggle! It reminded me of my backyard and is a perfect image for Spring! I love the look on the worm's face, and how it looks like he's hanging on for dear life.
I stamped my image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured it in with my Copic Sketch markers. I tried to mimc what a Robbin looks like. I think maybe his belly should be a bit darker red. Next using a Spellbinder's Large Scalloped Octagon die, I cut the die out and a piece for behind my image. I used papers from the Echo Park's "I Love My Family" 6x6 paper collection. A simple design today with no embellishments. I'm just letting the image be the focus! The High Hopes "Springtime Joy" sentiment finishes off my card.
Copics Used:
Bird:E51, E55, E57, E59/ Y23, Y26/ R30, R32
Worm: E97, E99
Grass: YG17, YG03, G28
Outline: B000, B01

Don't forget to head on over to the High Hopes website and see all Lora's adorable stamps! You can find more inspiration from the Design Team by visiting the High Hopes Blog and Facebook page too!
Happy Stamping!

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Willow!

Hello!
I'm popping in today to share my card using the adorable "Willow" from the "Spring Fever" release over at High hopes Stamps. Isn't she so pretty?! I sure wish I could grow flowers that tall!
I started my card by stamping the image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured Willow in using my Copic Sketch markers. I decided to paper piece her dress, so I stamped her again onto my designer paper and fussy cut out the dress. My papers today are from the Kaisercraft "Sea Breeze" 6x6 collection. After cutting the image out with a Gina Marie Double Ropes Oval, I then glued her dress onto her body. The "Smell The Flowers" sentiment also from High Hopes, seemed to be perfect for this image! A splattering of gems finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E01, E21, R20
Hair: W5, W7, W10
Flowers: BG45, BG49, Y35, Y38
Butterfly: RV02, RV04
Leaves & Grass: YG06, YG07, YG09

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