Saturday, January 21, 2017

Be my Valentine!

Be my Valentine ♥♥♡♥
Hi, It's me Nat and I'm back again on this beautiful January weekend 
to share some old school valentines.
Today's creations are with ....
These are totally sweet images. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these stamps :)
These cards would be totally fun to make with the kids.
Or give some nostalgic valentines to friends.
just  for fun
I'm making these for my co workers to enjoy on our
valentines day celebrations at work!
Super easy to make. Just stamp the images  on paper.  I used Copic paper and coloured up these cuties with Copics.  Cut various sizes of card stock to frame the images.  I also used a corner rounder to give more of a finished look to my cards. I added pop dots to the backs of each image and hot glued the ribbons into place. The tops of the ribbons are looped and the bottoms cut in a "V" banner flag shape. 

These can either be tags since the loop is on the top of the ribbon or old school valentines. Just write your To/From notes on the back.
Thanks for peeking !! 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Always and Forever

I am having so much fun playing with all the awesome new images released by High Hopes Stamps this month!

All kinds of perfect images for those you love!

This image is called Hal and Hootie.

I colored it with my Prisma pencils and blended it with gamsol and blending stumps.

The pretty pink paper with from Doodle Bug Designs.
The flowers are Prima Mktg.

I used Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scallop Circle dies.

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of January!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Not Horsin Around!

     Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

This week I've been horsin' around (pardon the pun) with another fun Valentine's Day stamp from High Hopes. 

I love that the sentiment is included although I had to rearrange my card making routine slightly....after all, I didn't have to find a place for the sentiment! It has been fun to have a bit of a challenge with the process. 

This week's card layout is based on an older challenge sketch from High Hopes. I have posted it below my card for you. I also chose to use some non-traditional Valentine's Day colours just for fun!

Here's the sketch I followed

I started my horsin' around by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and then cutting it out with a classic circle die. The background cardstock was cut out using a circle cutter. I placed it on patterned paper from an older 6x6 paper collection from Echo Park. Some twine, banners and gumdrops (my fav) finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Horsin' Around Horsey (P130) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: This & That - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoCopic XpressIt cardstock,  Fishtail Banner dies - YNS, Classic circle die - Spellbinders, Fiskars circle cutter, bakers twine, Love Earth Gumdrops - YNS

Spectrum Noir Markers: EB3 EB5 GB8 GB10 1G2 1G3 1G5 CG2 DG2 CT4 GB5 
Copics: E37 RV11 RV34

The challenge for this month is called: Live, Laugh, Love. There are three ways to win some stamps - click here for details. 
There is also a new sketch to play along with - we can't wait to see what you create! Come play along!

Thanks so much for popping by! Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Buddy Makes A Friend

Howdy - MichelleO here today - Having so much fun with High Hopes Stamps new Live Love Laugh collection. This week I colored "Buddy Makes A Friend" isn't he too cute?

I colored with my copics (colors below) I matched it up with Paper Studios Barnwood Pretty papers. Love the pink and grey together. I added the new High Hopes Sentiment "Falling For You" Totally sweet sentiment for a valentine don't you think? Then I added three white enamel dots.

Copic colors used -

Make sure you visit the High Hopes Store HERE to see all the new images!

Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

New Friends!

Happy Tuesday!
Tuesday means it's my turn to post over at High Hopes Stamps. This is another one of the new images called "Buddy Makes A Friend" from the Live, Laugh, Love collection! Buddy is absolutely adorable as he sits there making a new friend with the little blue bird.
I'm following along with the January Sketch using papers from the Doodlebug Hello Sunshine 6x6 collection. I love the fun bright colours and added a bit of Stickles to all the flower middles.
On the inside I used the new sentiment called "You Are Loved".
Copics Used:
Buddy: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, R20
Bird: BG02, BG05, BG09
Flowers: RV06, RV09/ YR16, YR18/ Y17, Y19
Grass: YG23, YG25

See all the new releases here

There are 3 ways to participate and win this month! Click here to go to the Challenge and see the rules and link up your card!

Here's the Sketch for the month of January!
Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Double Gate Fold Valentine's Card!

Hey High Hopes Friends,
I hope you all had a very happy weekend!!!

 High Hopes Stamps is showcasing another absolutely beautiful and awesome 
Stamp Release Called "Live, Love, Laugh" this month!

Here's a look at the 'Double Gate Fold Valentine's Card' I created using a couple of the new 

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with alcohol markers. I fussy cut my image and glue it with foam tape to give some dimension. I add Wink Of Stella and Glossy Accent on her hair bow.

This is how it looks when is closed!

Here is a close up!
 I had so much fun making this background scene.
To finish, I glue a few Pretty Pink Posh sequins to the main panel and heat embossed one of the sentiment with white embossing  powder. Cut it as a banner and used more 3D foam tape.

May sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy birthday!

Happy Sunday!

Today I would like to show you my card for my newhew's birthday (his birthdy isn't untill March 8th, but hey, with this great release, I just can't stop making cards, hahaha).

Today's card is with the cute "Kovu Drops In" stamp. I used the bright colours kids love.

I gave myself some new dies from My Favorite Things, I couldn't resist ;) I love these wacky dies, maybe I'll buy the squares as well..

I used this months sketch for the layout, if you would like to play along with our monthly challenge to win 2 free (!!) High Hopes stamps of you choice, then hop on over to our challenge post and read all about how to participate..

Supplies used:
Stamp: Kovu Drops In
Copics: see photo
Paper: Bazzill white
Dessinpapers: My Minds Eye paperpad
Other: MFT oval dies, Sissix number 4 die, orange ribbon

Thanks again for stopping by! Have a great Sunday!