Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Triple Layer Snowflakes!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
Just popping in today to share with you a technique I've wanted to try or a while now! It's called Triple Layer Stamping and I thought it would be perfect to try using the High Hopes Snowflakes!
It's really easy to do!! I started by layering 3 sizes of white paper. I attached a bit of tape on the back of the paper to keep it from shifting. Then all I did was stamp my 2 different Snowflakes (HH061 & HH062) in a random pattern. After that dries, I added my layering blue cardstock to each piece, and then glued it all together. It makes a nice CAS design that stuns!!
I added some Nuvo drops to the Snowflake centres and some silver enamel dots in the 4 corners. I cut 2 different colours of the die cut "Noel" and slightly offset them. To add some dimension to the "Noel",  I die cut out a piece of adhesive "fun foam" and glued the offset to it. 
Here you can see the 3 layers and the "Noel" popped up!
I stamped some Snowflakes inside and used the HH Sentiment "Pillow Fight".

Give this technique a try!! You can always YouTube it for more ideas and tutorials! I think you'll love how easy it is!!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Hello Everyone!!
High Hopes Is playing along in the 7th annual "25 Days of Christmas"  Challenge over on "In My Creative Opinion" blog by Tracey McNeely.  High Hopes is sponsoring Day 26 which is a bonus day!
I'm playing along using the new "Winter Kitty" and "Winter Pup" from the High Hopes "Winter Joy" Release.  I thought these 2 stamps made the perfect tags to use for Christmas. In our house the dogs always do their own "shopping" and give gifts to everyone!
I'm using paper from the Bo Bunny Dear Santa 6x6 collection. I made the sentiments on my computer and cut them apart for added interest on my tags!
This "Winter Kitty" looks so elegant in her hat and scarf. I added Nuvo Crystal drops in White Blizzard to the fur on her hat and scarf. (hard to see in pics)
This little darling "Winter Pup" also has the Nuvo added to his hat and scarf!

Copics Used:
Kitty: C1, C3, C5, C7/ B34, B37, B39
Puppy: E13, E15, E17, E19/ R24, R27, R29/ G16, Y26

Look at the Fabulous Sponsors of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas Morning!

Good Morning!
Today I'm over on the Digi Doodle Studios Blog sharing this super sweet digital image called "Christmas Morning"! I fell in love with this image as soon as I saw the shy looking dear! 
To start I downloaded the "Christmas Morning" from the Digi Doodle Studios online store. Then I sized the digital image to what I wanted, printed it off from my computer and went about colouring it in with my Copic markers. I decided to choose papers from the Doodlebug "Here Comes Santa Clause" 6x6 collection! I also added the "Happy Holidays" from the DDS "A Season of Cheer Christmas Holiday" digital sentiments. I added some Spectrum Noir Glitter pen to the snow for some bling! A die cut Poinsettia flower finished everything off!
On the inside I used another sentiment for the digital set called "A Season of Cheer Christmas Holiday"
Copics Used:
YG11, YG13, YG17
R01, R22, R24, R27, R29, R81, R83, R85
BG000, BG01, BG73, BG75
E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
B00, B02, G28, Y26

I hope you'll play along in our monthly Challenge "Anything Goes" over on our Facebook Page
Use your favorite Digi Doodle Stamp to create a handmade project and post it in our FB Group! Don't forget to #digidoodlestudios on your blog posts with a link to our website!
The winner will be chosen at random at the end of every month and will win a FREE Digi Doodle of their choice!

Happy Stamping!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

New at Michaels!!

Hi Ai Fans!
Hampton Arts and Art Impressions have teamed up again to bring you some stamp sets that are for sale at Michaels! There are 2 new Pop Card sets and 2 Clear Girlfriends stamp sets. I got to play with the Girlfriend set called "Merriest"! These gals just make me chuckle! I wonder what carol they are singing and I can just imagine that they likely are a bit off key!!
This paper is from one of my favourite collections this winter, the Sizzix Sweet Christmas designer paper! I have added Gold Wink of Stella and Crystal Stickles to each of the gals for a fun element!
Both of the sentiment I used on this card also are included in the set! I love decorating the inside of my cards as well!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20, RV09
Hair: C1, C3, C5, C7/ E43, E44, E47
Pinks: RV04, RV06, RV09/ R81, R83, R85, R89
Blur Greens: BG34, BG 45, BG49, BG53
Gold Wink of Stella

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Snowy's Cup!

Hi High Hope Fans!
It's Tuesday so that means you can find me over on the High Hopes and One Crazy Stamper Blogs sharing the cards I made. Today's cards feature the adorable "Snowy's Cup" from High Hopes Rubber Stamps!

I love this stamp because you can stamp a sentiment on the middle of the cup! I used the "Dot warm Winter Wishes" sentiment to do just that!

On the inside I used the "Dot Snowman Melts" sentiment!
My paper is from the Doodlebug Polar Pals 6x6 collection, an oldie but still one of my favourite paper collections! I used my Brother Cut N Scan to cut around my image and then popped it up with foam squares for added dimension. I struggled with this layout, I wanted to add more of something but couldn't decide what! Then my mom appeared in my ear saying "less is more" lol so I decided to just leave it like it is! Sometimes Mom is right LOL!
It's hard to see but there is Glossy accents on the nose and buttons, and Spectrum Noir Glitter pen on the purple areas and the red stripes of the candy cane.

Copics Used:
C1, C6, C8, YR04, R24, R27, R29
V12, V15, V17, B23, B26, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Just popping in again today to share with you a card I made for my Mom. Yesterday was her Birthday  and we were away in Sudbury celebrating my Granddaughter's first birthday. My Mom and JD share the same date, pretty special for the Great Grandma don't you think?!
I'm using the Stamping Bella "Tiny Townie Bree Loves Buttercream". My paper is from the Tailored Expressions "hello Happiness" 6x6 collection. A few die cuts, enamel dots and Spectrum Noir Glitter pen on Bree's skirt finish everything off!
On the inside I used the Stampendous "Special Day" cling stamp.
Of course my 3 dogs had to give "Grandma" a present and this is the card I made for them to give Grandma. I used the High Hopes Stamps "Prancing Puppy" and "Puppy Pals" stamps to create my card. I used a washcloth and some Copic Blender solution to make texture on their bodies.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Top and Tights: BG72, BG75, BG78
Skirt: RV04, RV06, RV09
Crown and bow: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Cake: E23, E25, E27/ RV00, RV02
Outline: B000, B01, B02, 0

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Amber Rose!

Good Morning!
I wanted to stop by today to share the adorable "Amber Rose" digital stamp from Digi Doodle Studios! Isn't she just the sweetest thing sitting there surrounded by delicious apples!!
I've been trying my hand at using more Digital Papers!  These papers are from the DDS "Apple Crazy" 8x8 Digital papers! 

After I had printed "Amber Rose" I coloured her pants and hat with Copic Markers and then took a bit of Blender Solution and a washcloth to add some texture. I was hoping it would look like denim and I think it turned out perfectly! For some reason, this time my camera really picked up the Stickles I added to the apples LOL! A few enamel dots and a bit of ribbon finish off my card.
The sentiment on both the front and inside of my card are from the DDS "Autumn Days" Sentiment and Tags set.
Copics used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E71, E74, E77, E79
Denim: B24, B26, B28, 0
Coat: E50, E51, E53
Log & Basket: E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29
Ground: W0
Outline: B000

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy Stamping!


Friday, November 17, 2017

Christmas wonder set!

Hi Ai Fans!
Just popping in to share a few more Christmas themed cards with you today! These adorable images are all from the "Christmas Wonder Set" by Art Impressions! I love that there are so many options that you can create with this set!
All three cards are made using papers from the Bo Bunny Fa La La 6x6 collection. On all 3 cards I did mask off the main image to add the trees, Christmas trees and lamp post. I've also added Crystal Stickles to each card for some bling!
Copics Used:
E00, E07, E08, E09, E21, E42, E43, E44, E47
YR21, YR23, YR30, YR31
C1, C3, C4, C5, C6, C8
YG17, YG95, YG97
R24, R27, R29
BG72, BG75, BG78
Y02, B000, W0

Don't forget to pop on over to the Ai blog and play along with our "Tag It"  Challenge!
Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Right On Track!

Just wanted to pop in and share a Birthday card I made for our son. Kyle works as a Conductor on the railway so off I went to search for a "train" themed card! I found this digital image over at Tiddly Inks and it's called  "The Conductor". Couldn't be more perfect for what I wanted!
I chose papers from the Echo Park " " and added some railway track that I cut with a Silhouette file. The "Birthday Wishes" is from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
I decorated the inside of the card and added the sentiment using my computer!
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Hair: E15, E17, E19
Hat: C0, C1, C4, C6
Clothes: E35, E37, E39
Train: R56, R59, R89/ B95, B97, B99/ C4, C6, C7, C9

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your day is "right on track" LOL!
Happy Stamping!