Monday, February 20, 2017

**Party Time**

Happy Monday HHS Friends,
I Hope you have all had a lovely Valentine's Day!

I had lot of fun this past week playing with all the new stamps from 
High Hopes new stamp release called  "Party Time".

For my card I have used the new stamp called 'Chi Chi's Party'I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils & blended with Gamsol and a blending stumps. I know I've using my new prismacolor for almost every post...but they're so much fun and easy to used!

The pattern paper is 6X6 pad called *Party Time* from Crate Paper and the cardstock I used are 'Smoky Slate and Cherry Cobbler' from S.U. The rest of the supplies are from my stash.

 This is how the inside looks!
To finish the inside I used the following stamps 'Celebrated The Joys' and 'Happy Birthday Script'  I added the same pattern paper too. Is all for today friends!

February Sketch;
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Sunday, February 19, 2017


Happy Sunday High Hopes Fans!!

The Party is still going on!! Whoop whoop!!
Today I am partying with this cute stamp called Chi Chi's Party.
And it sure is a party!! Lots of added banners and bright colours, great for a party mood!

Supplies used:
Colouring: Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils
Paper: Bazzill kraft
Dessinpapers: Echo Park
Other: MFT dies, blue Pearl Maker, twine

I've used the sketch from this month's challenge, but I have turned it upside down (like how you feel when you are partying BIG time, LOL).

I hope you had fun, I sure did! 
Have a great Sunday and play along with our challenge if you like! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

José -- HH Guest Designer with Oops Ellie

José Hompus, February's Guest Designer for High Hopes Stamps is back with another card.  For today's card, José has used the cute stamp called Oops Ellie.

I used papers from My Mind’s Eye and cardstock from Bazzill. Stamp is HH Oops Ellie. I coloured her with Derwent Colorsoft pencils. Text is printed on a label from Nestabilities. Completed with ribbon, buttons and twain of my own stock.

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Robot Happy Birthday!

Happy Saturday!
Today's birthday creation is made with ...
 This partying robot was coloured with Copic markers.  I added a few metal gears, sewing stitches
and a jean type material ribbon too.
The sentiment was stamped in a teal coloured ink directly on the background. The top corner of the card is rounded by using a corner round punch for an interesting detail to the design.The background pattern paper is a busy chevron design for some added fun!
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 February

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Happy Stamping!

Friday, February 17, 2017


For someone who makes as many cards as I do you would think that I would be better about getting them sent out on time!

Unfortunately, I am often in need of belated cards so I am excited to have some new stamps to create some with!

This is another new image from High Hopes Stamps!

The pig is called Hog Happy Party.

I used two sentiments on the front of the card:

I colored him with Prisma colored pencils and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.

The patterned paper is by Echo Park.

For the inside of the card I used Belated Birthday.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Robot Birthday

 Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans! 

Wow! I can't believe it's Thursday again already and my turn to share another make with you. 

This week I am sharing a Birthday card with a little bit more of a masculine feel. I have five nephews so I have had to take a deep breath and learn to like making masculine cards lol.

"Robot With Balloon" and the "Open Happy Birthday" sentiment (links below) were a perfect match for this Birthday card. I'm not sure which one of my nephews will receive it but at least I have one of their cards done! <smile>

The finished card size is a little smaller then I usually make (4"x4") but it will still hold money or a gift card which are always on the wishlist of my nephews. 
My robot friend was coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut with manicure scissors. Some glossy accents were added to the balloon for a bit of shine. Blue cardstock to match my paper was run through an embossing folder to add some texture. The sentiment was stamped, coloured with matching alcohol markers and fussy cut. Some orange twine and gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Robot With Balloon (R149- High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Open Happy Birthday (G039) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper:  Jack & Jill - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - MementoCopic XpressIt cardstockGlossy Accents - Ranger, Candy Corn gumdrops - YNS, Steam Punk embossing folder - Darice, Twine - stash

Spectrum Markers: 1G1 1G3 1G5 BT9 TB8 OR1 OR2 CR8

A new month = a new challenge! Join us for the "Party Time" challenge. Here's the link: February Challenge
There is also a sketch for you to use if you would like. We can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Chi Chi's Party

Howdy - MichelleO here again this Wednesday and we are still parting at High Hopes Stamps! This week I had to color up "Chi Chi's Party" .. how cute is this little guy?

Adorable! I colored with my Copics ( colors below ) and then found papers in my stash that felt... well like a party! I matched up with white card stock for a base, and yellow card stock. Sewed all the layers together. With the "Happy Birthday" Sentiment Three yellow enamel dots on one side and then a hand cut balloon with the string on the other.

Copic colors used -

Thanks so much for looking!
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