Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sleigh Ride from Santa!

I haven't made a side step card in forever! When I saw this adorable image called "Reindeer Games" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, I knew it would be perfect for a step card! Way to go Rudolph....finally Santa is pulling you for a change!
I used my Silhouette to cut out the card base and layers from an SVG file. Super easy as you don't have to think LOL, it's all done and cut for you. Just fold the card and glue on the papers and voila it's done!
I created a cute little scene for Santa to pull Rudolph on. The Birch Trees with cardinals is from Impression Obsession and the other trees on the "steps" are a Magnolia Doohickey Christmas Tree die. I added some Stampendous "Spoonful of Snow" to the trees and bottom of my coloured image. A bit of Crystal Stickles on Santa's fur added to the glitter on this card. The sentiment is from High Hopes and is called "Bold Merry Christmas".

I popped up the image and trees with some foam tape for a bit of added dimension. My paper today is from The Paper Studios Woodland Wonderland 6x6 collection. (I got it at Hobby Lobby).
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R29
Hair & Beard: C1, C3, C4
Santa's Boots: C5, C6, C8
Reds: R35, R37, R39
Reindeer: E33, E35, E37, R01, W1, W3, W5
Sleigh: E43, E44, E47, E49, Silver wink

For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit out Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team always posts such adorable creations!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 18, 2019

Furry Friends!

I don't know about you but I sure love my fur babies! They are totally part of the family and I swear they think they are human at times LOL. My dogs Stella and Ally sure do "make life sweeter". I'm trying to use the stamp sets I've been "collecting" (hoarding) for a while now and pulled this adorable set out from My Favourite Things called "New Best Friend".
I thought the Designer papers from Doodlebug called "Puppy Love" & "Kitten Smitten" went perfect with these images. On the dog card I used a background die from Gina Marie called "Star Burst Background" and popped it up with foam tape for dimension. On the kitten card I used a border die and some simple layers to create my card! Both cards have Doodlebug enamel dots on them to finish them off.
This sweetie has a paper pieced top and the dogs have Stickles on their collars.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E22, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Jeans: B24, B26, B28
Dogs & Boots: E31, E33, E34, E35, E37
This cutie has Spectrum Noir Glitter pen on her dress, bows, hair ties and the cat's collar.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Pinks: RV52, RV55
Kittens & Shoes: N1, N2, N3, N6

The best friends really are four legged! What unconditional love and devotion they give to you!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


I attended my Nephew's Grade 12 graduation and made this fun card to celebrate! My Nephew is notorious for last minute information and only told me 2 days before the event LOL. I found this cute digital image called "Con-grads" from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps that was perfect for my card!
I downloaded the image and resized it to what I needed for my A2 sized card. Then I coloured the "Con-grads" image with my Copic Markers. Taking some Distress Ink in Fired Brick and a stencil called "Brick Wall" by MFT, I created a background. I used yellow and Green cardstock to reflect my nephew's school colours and added the little tag sign with his High School's initials. A few gumdrops from Your Next Stamp finish off my design.
Here's my handsome Nephew who we teased that he looked like Harry Potter in his gown lol! I'm so proud of this young man and wish him well in his University endeavours!
This sentiment was a wooden stamp that I've had for years. I added a little $$ surprise inside that he can put towards something he needs or wants!

Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair & Shoes: E23, E25, E27, E29
Cap & Gown: N5, N6, N8
Green: G16, G19
Yellow: Y35, Y38

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Penguin Block!

Happy Tuesday!
Penguins always makes me smile as they remind me of my Grandma! She just loved Penguins and had quite a collection. I have a few of hers and whenever I see them they bring back such warm memories. Meet "Penguin Block" from High Hopes Stamps!
I tried to colour my "Penguin Block" to match the papers from the Echo Park Celebrate Winter 6x6 collection. Lots of paper layers to create my design today. I added some Crystal Stickles to the Penguin's hats and the candy cane. A fun die cut layered snowflake and some enamel dots finish off my card.
On the decorated inside I used the New Sentiment from the High hopes "Christmas 2019" release called "Cozy Season".
Copics Used:
T01, T1, T5, T6, T8
R01,R22, R24, R27, R29
YR04, YR07, YR09
BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG72, BG75, BG78

Make sure you head on over to the High Hopes Blog and the High Hopes Facebook page to see what the Design Team has created to inspire you!
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Fall Is In The Air!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Here in Canada it's our Thanksgiving weekend! I can't wait to dig into a scrumptious Turkey Dinner!!
Three times a year I make cards for my Hubby's special clients. Thanksgiving is one of them and here is the card I created. I used the Gerda Steiner Designs "Thanks A Latte" clear stamp set.
I am using Fall papers from the Echo Park "My Favourite Fall" collection. I stamped, coloured and cut my image out with various circle dies. Next I cut out a tag and added a bit of twine to it and layered it behind the image. I cut out leaves from various Fall colours and added a few to the card. Next I added polka dots to the Hedgie's scarf. 
Instead of adding the latte cup I added a tiny leaf in his hands. I created the sentiment on my computer using "fun house font".
On the inside I also made the sentiment using the "fun house font" and a quote from Emily Brontë.
I make 60 cards for Hubby to hand sign and send out in the mail. I try to pick an image that doesn't have too much colouring and shading as I hand colour each image and 60 gets to be a lot LOL.
Copics Used:
E31, E33, E35, E37, E39
Yr04, YR07, YR09
G21, G24, G28

I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving, sharing good times and food with family and friends!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Merry Kiss-Moose!

Hello HH Fans!
Today's card uses an oldie but goodie called "Hopeful Moose" from High Hopes Stamps. I think he is just too sweet, waiting for someone to come along and kiss him under the Mistletoe LOL. I'm crossing my fingers for him!
I decided to make a simple look card to showcase "Hopeful Moose". I took my A2 card base and ran it through my Bigshot using a Snowflake Embossing Folder to create a pattered paper look. Then I just added a strip of paper to match my coloured image from the Bo Bunny Little Wonders 6x6 collection. The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Merry Kiss-Moose". A few matching sequins and my card is finished!
Copics Used:
Moose: E42, E43, E44, E47, R01/ w2, W3, W5
Pinks: RV52, RV55
Blues: B34, B37, B39
Mistletoe: YG63, YG67, R24
Outline: B0000, B000, B00, B01

For more inspiration using High Hopes Stamps visit out Facebook Group or the Blog! The Design Team always posts such adorable creations!

Happy Stamping!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Go Wild!

I've had this stamp set called "Go Wild" from Gerda Steiner Designs for a while now and finally found some time to get it out and play with it! Her images are so cute and I wish I could afford to own them all LOL!
I am using papers from the Doodlebug "At the Zoo" 6x6 collection! Doodlebug always has such fun patterns and bright colours which are perfect for these cuties from the "Go Wild" set. I love how the images are peeking out from the MFT Peek a Boo Window die. I coloured these cuties with my Copic Sketch markers and cut them out with my Brother Cut N Scan. Some enamel dots from Gina Marie finish off the card front.
On the inside I created a scene and used all the stamps that come in the "Go Wild" clear stamp set. I inked all the edges of my papers (Front & Inside) with Vintage Photo Distress Ink  and a blending tool. 
This adorable set doesn't just have to be for "birthdays", it's so cute you could use if for a variety of cards ideas.
Copics Used:
Tucan:N5, N6, N8, BG73, BG75, YR23, YR24, YR04, YR07, Y35, Y38
Giraffe: YR23, YR24, YR27, E35, E37
Person: E00, E11, E21, R20, E31, E33, E35, BG93, BG96, BG99
Elephant: N1, N2, N3
Jeep: YG17, YG23, YG25, N1, N5, N6, N8, Y00, Y01

Thanks for stopping by!
happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Snowman Love!

Happy Tuesday!
Have you seen the New Christmas 2019 Release from High Hopes stamps yet? It's absolutely adorable and I love all the new sentiments for Christmas released too! Today I am using the new stamp called "Snowman Love".
I decided to try to Challenge myself by not using Designer Papers as I usually do. So I went through my stash of goodies and found this adorable "Snowflake Swirl" embossing folder. I ran it through my Big Shot and then using Lucky Clover & Fired Brick Distress Inks blended the ink onto the embossed background. Next I took my Imagine Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Craft Spray and liberally sprayed the embossed paper! I couldn't get a good photo of the sparkle but trust me it's gorgeous!
I used a piece of the ink blended embossed paper on the inside with the new High Hopes sentiment called "Happy Holidays".
Copics Used:
Reds: R24, R27, R29/ R56
Greens: YG7, YG25, YG63, YG67
Yellow: Y15, Y17
Snowman: C0, C1, R01, YR04, YR07
Hat: T5, T7, T8

Make sure you head on over to the High Hopes Blog and the High Hopes Facebook page to see what the Design Team has created with all the New Christmas 2019 images!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

A Whole Year More "Incrediblerer"!

Happy Sunday!
I made this adorable card for my daughter Taylor for her birthday! Taylor turned 26 this year. WOW, where does the time go? I'm beyond proud of the woman she has turned out to be!! I decided to use the Polkadoodles "Winnie's Gifts Galore" clear stamp for Taylor's card. This is my first time using one of Polkadoodles images, but I can tell you it won't be the last! Their stamps and papers are absolutely adorable!
I started by stamping and colouring "Winnie" with my Copic Markers. Then using a Gina Marie Pleated Circle die, cut out the image. I added some ink splatters with  Pico Embellisher using a brush in white and black. I added white polka dots to her outfit with a gel pen and some sparkly Stickles to the yellow flowers. All the edges of my papers and doily are inked with some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink using a blending tool.
I always struggle with flower sprays but I think it turned out not too bad this time. I used the SSS Calliope Flourish and then added the flowers on top of it.
Love this double bow and little flower embellishment!
On the decorated inside I added a sentiment from the Stamping Bella "Tiny Townie Bree Loves Buttercream" stamp set.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E33, E35, E37, E39
Blue Greens: BG11, BG23, BG25, BG49
Yellows: Y13, Y15, Y17
Leaves: YG63, YG67
Outline: C0, C1, C2, C4

Thanks for dropping in today and.....
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

New Release Day!

Hello High Hopes Fans!
It's Release Day over at High Hopes stamps! Oh my gosh, wait until you see all the new images and sentiment for Christmas! Today my card uses the adorable "Christmas Gnome". I have become obsessed with Gnomes, I just think they are the sweetest characters ever!! I was so excited that I got to play with this sweetie!
I coloured my image with my Copic Markers and then fussy cut him out with my Brother Cut N Scan. I also cut out 2 cardstock layers to add behind him for a bit of extra dimension. Today's papers are from the Photoplay "Mad Plaid Christmas and Christmas Memories" 6x6 collections. Of course Christmas Gnome needed some bling so I grabbed my Stickles and added it to his hat and leotards.
Here's my decorated card inside and the new sentiment called "From Our Gnome".
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Beard & Present: C1, C3, C4, C5
Shirt & Bow: R37, R59, R89
Shoes: E17, E19
Greens: G24, G28, G29

Make sure you head on over to the High Hopes Blog and the High Hopes Facebook page to see what the Design Team has created with all the New images!

Happy Stamping!