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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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Love You More!

Happy Tuesday!
I'm in love with this stamp called "Turtle Friends"! These cuties are from the "Spring Fever" re-release over at High Hopes Stamps.  They are so versatile! I made a "love" card but you could use this for an anniversary, birthday, Valentine's Day......... the possibilities are endless!
I stamped the "Turtle Friends" onto Copic friendly paper and coloured it in with my Copic Sketch markers to match with papers from the Doodle Bug "Hello Sunshine" 6x6 collection. Then using a Gina Marie Arched Stitched Tag, I cut the image out. This tag is actually longer but using the die I cropped off part of the length. I popped both the image and "Love You" sentiment up with foam squares for dimension. All the pink flowers have some glitter pen added to them although it's hard to see in the picture. Some burlap ribbon, a triple twine bow, flower and enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Turtles: YG05, YG07, YG17/ E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Tree: E55, E57, E59
Flowers & Leaves: RV17, RV19, Y35/ BG45/ YG03, YG05
Bow Tie: BG45, BG49
Grass: YG63, YG67

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Happy Easter!

Hi!
Look at this cutie!!!! Meet the adorable "Garden Lamb" from the "Spring Fever" re-release over at High Hopes Stamps! I love Spring when all the plants are sprouting and baby animals are being born. That little chick is sure to be telling his friend all about hatching out of an egg LOL.
I chose papers today from the Doodle Bug "Happy Easter" 6x6 collection. After stamping my image onto Copic friendly paper, I coloured my images in using my Copic Sketch markers. Using a CDD "Fancy Frame" die, I cut my image out. I popped the image up with foam squares for added dimension. A few polka dots on the butterflies with a white gel pen make them so sweet! Ribbon and a bow finish off my card!
I decorated the inside with more of the designer papers and added the High Hopes sentiment called "Blessed Easter Script". It's always fun to decorate the card inside and adds an extra surprise for the recipient.
Copic Used:
Lamb: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4/ C6, C8, C9, R01
Chick: Y21, Y23, YR23
Fence: E35, E37
Flowers & Butterflies: V22, V25, V28
Grass: YG17, YG01, YG03
Sky: BG0000, BG000, BG01

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Easter Greetings!

Hello!!
The "vault" has opened again over at High Hopes Rubber Stamps and yesterday was the start of the "Spring Fever" re-release. This image called "Bunny Hugs" is just so cute. It reminds me of myself when I was young. My Dad loved my sister and I to have long hair so I coloured this image to match. I also had a favourite pink stuffed bunny but I never had bunny ears LOL!
I decided to use a background die for my main paper today. I have so many and always forget to use them. This background die is from Lawn Fawn and is called ""Quilted Backdrop". I stamped my image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured her in with  my Copic Sketch markers. Using my Brother Cut N Scan, I cut the image out and placed her on top of the circle die that was cut from some designer paper from the Echo Park "Hello Easter" 6x6 collection. I love the handwritten look to the "Script Easter Greetings" sentiment. Some ribbon, a bow and enamel dots finish off my card today!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20, RV29
Hair: Y21, E31, E33, E34
Outfit: BG13, BG18, BG32, BG34
Bunny: R81, R83, R85/ Y04, Y08, YR02
Shoes: E33, E34, E35

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Fairy Special Day!

Happy Tuesday!
I always love Tuesdays because it means I'm sharing a card using an image from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. Today I got to colour up this cutie called "Fairy on a Log" from the "This & That" release.
I'm in love with these papers from the Paper Rose "Rainbows & Unicorns" 6x6 collection. I coloured my image with my Copic Sketch Markers to match my papers. Using a Gina Marie Frilly Lace Square die, I cut out the image. I thought the HH sentiment called "Fairy Special Day" was perfect for my card! I added some glitter pen to her wings and some enamel hearts to finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E55, E57, E59
Outfit: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99, Y32, Y35, W1, W3, W5
Wings: B000, B00
Mushrooms: RV91, RV93, W1, W3, W4
Flower: Y32, Y35, Y38, E43
Log: E43, E44, E49
Grass: YG17, YG03, YG01


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, March 22, 2022

Happy Easter!

Hi!
Easter is around the corner and when I saw this cutie called "Easter Gnome" from the new "This & That" release over at High Hopes Stamps, I knew I had to make a card with it! I mean it doesn't get much cuter than this! I mean look at that cutie peeking out from behind!
Today's papers are from the Echo Park "Welcome Spring" 6x6 collection. I love the pastel colours in this collection. Pastel says "spring" to me and it can't come soon enough after this long snow filled winter. I stamped the image onto Copic friendly paper and coloured "Easter Gnome" to match my paper selections. I used a Gina Marie Double Roped Circle die to cut out the coloured image and popped it up with foam tape. I love the "Egg-Stra Special" sentiment! Some enamel dots finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Gnome: E00, E11, E21/ C00, C0, C1, C3, R01, R02
Gnomes outfit: R81, R83, BG32, BG34, BG13
Bunny: W0, W1, W3, R20
Carrot: YR04, YR07, YR09
Green parts: G28, YG17, YG03, YG01


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, March 15, 2022

Hoppin' By!

Happy Tuesday!
Just "hoppin" in to share my card today using the High Hopes stamp called "Handstand Frog". He sure is showing off his gymnastic skills LOL! This cutie is from the New Release "This & That" that started March 1st!
My card has a real simple design today with just 2 designer papers from the Polkadoodles "Splashing Around" 6x6 collection. I stamped the cute frog onto Copic friendly paper, coloured it with my Copic markers and then using a Zig Zag Oval die from MFT, cut it out. I aways like using foam tape to pop up my image as it adds dimension and interest to your card. The HH sentiment called "Just Hoppin" is perfect to use with "Handstand Frog:! A bit of twine with a bow, finish off my card.
Copics Used:
Frog: G29, G28, YG17, YG03, YG01
Lily Pad: YG61, YG63, YG67/ R81, R83
Water: BG0000, BG000, BG01
Outline: B0000, Copic 0

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!