Thursday, June 22, 2017

Tea-Riffic Day

I am having some fun today on my blog with "Tea Angels". 

I personally am a coffee drinker - yes I need a support group for that - but I will drink Camomile tea with honey when I'm sick with a cold or sore throat. 

These cuties sure remind me of two little girls playing dress up and having a tea party! 

I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a stitched oval die and backing with a scallop die cut from matching cardstock. 
A fun paper doily was added in the background - I feel like they are having a tea party so a doily is perfect! 
The sentiment was stamped with my Misti, cut out and mounted on matching cardstock. Some glittery Stickles on their wings, sparkly ribbon and gumdrops finish off my card.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Tea Angels - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Tea-riffic Day - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: stash
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  MistiIcicle Stickles, stitched oval die - YNS, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - YNS, ribbon - Galena, Scalloped Oval die - Spellbinders, doily - stash 

Spectrum Markers: FS5 FS2 TN2 TN1 EB1 EB2 CT1 CT2 GY1 AP1 AP2 AP4 1G1 1G3 1G EB6 EB3 EB5 DG2 DG4 FS6 CR3 FS8

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Clarabelle and Riley - Friends for Heifer!

Howdy - MichelleO here today  -

Friends for Heifer!! Sometimes you just need a hug from that friend that loves you unconditionally. Clarabelle and Riley are just those friends.

Aren't they just too cute? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then inked the edge with Rangers Distress Ink. I found scrap papers from My Minds Eye in my stash and loved how they all had that country feel to them. So I layered them on a white card stock base and sewed all the layers down with a straight stitch.

My sentiment that is fabulous "Friends for Heifer!" is stamped directly on the pattern paper. With a few enamel dots for embellishments it is all finished off perfectly.

My copic colors used -

Now I am having just too much fun digging through old favorites at High Hopes Stamps. Have you surfed through their full website of fabulous images? You must! Get there quick HERE and see all the fun!

Thanks so much for looking!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hannah's Heart!

Hi High Hopes Fans!
The theme for June over on the High Hopes Blog is "Anything Goes"! This sweet girl hasn't seen the light of day for awhile and I thought it was high time to ink her up and have some fun! Meet "Hannah's Heart"! This little sweetheart is so versatile! Think love, friendship, Valentine's Day, Get well or even for the special little girl!
For this card I decided to use paper from the Carta Bella's Flora No 1 collection! I love all the white space and the scallop stitched border on this card. I added a bit of lilac twine and some tickles for a touch of bling.
On the inside I cut one of the little cards out of the paper collection and added the "Sending Smiles" sentiment.
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, R20
Hair: E43, E44, E47, E49
Dress: RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Hearts: R32, R35, R37
Shadows: W0, BG000

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Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Friendship Cards!

Hi Everyone!
Carolina, here and I'm in full Summer mode now...
since our weather is in the 90'
 "Yes is HOT"

Today I'm sharing a set of 2 friendship cards, using "Puppy Love"

I stamped the image with Tuxedo Black ink, and coloured with alcohol markers. I used (shabby white) "Fran-tage Embossing Powder" around the main image. Other supplies; pink organza ribbon, button, 4mm droplets, and design paper is (Neapolitan) from American Crafts.
Copic List; C1 C3 C5 C7 R20 R21 R22 E00 E33 E37 E51 E57 W1 W3 W5 V000 BG10 and 0

Find this adorable image and tons more HERE at High Hopes Stamps!

Here is the inside!
The stamp I'm using inside is "Thank You For Being A Friend"
 That's all for today hope you have enjoy my friendship cards.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Octopus Olivia

Happy Sunday!!

Today I'd like to share my happy Octopus card...
It's a hot day over here today and that screems for water/swimming/any kind of cooling down..
Maybe with a water themed card it will cool me down a bit (whahaha)..

For this card I used the Sea Floor Background and Olivia Octopus.

The dessinpapers are from Echo Park "Splash".
And for that extra bubbly touch I used my favorite Dew Drops aqua.

Copic Colours I've used are:
Sea Floor Background: 
YG23 YG09 G07 G17 BG18 YR09 YR16 R89 R39 E55 E31 BG02 B01 T6 T4 T1
R39 R27 R17

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. You know we have an Anything Goes challenge, right?? Hop on over to our Challenge page and find out all about it!! Have fun!!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Tea time note pad -- High Hopes Stamps

Hi there and Happy Saturday!
I'm back with a quick  post for today using
High  Hopes...
This sweet image is coloured with Copic markers
and fussy cut.
I had this tea  party card
in my stash for
some time now and added it to my design.  Just a little  note pad for the craft room :) 
Coordinating pattern paper, pink acrylic paint, butterflies
and  some added sweet stitches too!
Thanks for peeking. Have a great crafty weekend!
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Friday, June 16, 2017

My Baby Boy is getting married!

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

I have a special card to share today featuring Just Married.

We are in the middle of wedding season and this is the perfect stamp to have on hand.

I made this card for my son Garret who is marrying his college sweetheart tomorrow in NY!

I chose the colors for this card based on their wedding colors.
I colored these cuties with Prisma colors.
(Parma Violet, True Blue, peach, pink, canary yellow, process Red, black, silver)

The trim is from May Arts Ribbon,
I used Spellbinder classic square and classic scallop edge square dies.
The flowers are from Recollections (Michael's).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Make A Wish

How fun is this wishing well! It could be used for a multitude of occasions - I have chosen it to eventually used as a Birthday card (the sentiment will go inside when I need to use the card). 
Growing up we technically didn't have a wishing well but we did have water catch basins to throw stones in to .....until we got caught anyway. The basin was right at the edge of the road so Mom wasn't too happy when she saw us out there <gulp>

I started by colouring my stamp with alcohol markers and cutting it out with a stitched rectangle die. I used a stitched border die to cut the bottom corner off and put some matching patterned paper in between. The sentiment was a perfect fit in the cut off corner and my Misti made stamping it perfectly much easier! I chose to go with a more simple layout for this one so a couple of matching matts to go behind the image and voila. some ribbon and gumdrops finish it off.

Card Recipe 
Stamps: Wishing Well - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Sentiment Set #1 - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper: Sunny Days Ahead - Echo Park
 Tuxedo Black ink - Memento,  Misti, stitched rectangle die - YNS, stitched border trio die - Whimsy Stamps, white sugar and sparkle gumdrops - YNS, ribbon - stash

Spectrum Markers: 1G1 1G2 1G3 1G4 1G5 TN1 EB1 EB2 CG1 DG2 DG4 1B1 PP1 PP3
Copics: E31 E34 E37

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Have a fantastic day!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Party Donkey

Howdy - MichelleO here today.. Now if you asked me to list some of my favorite things Stamps would be on my short list. And top of any list would of course be Donkeys! So when I have a chance to mix two favorites it is very special! Today I am working with High Hopes Stamps Party Donkey (S113)!

Love this guy!! One of my first High Hopes Stamps - I colored with my Copics (colors below) I used kraft card stock, coredinations red card stock and papers from Dovecraft Curiosity Corner. I inked the edges of everything and sewed all the layers together. Then that Donkey needs to hold something up right? So I added the fun cake from High Hopes Stamps Three Candle Cake H187. Would would love that birthday cake? I then added Whimsy Stamps Dies Birthday Wishes, then made flowers for the corner with the Whimsy Stamps Peony flower die. Love how this card came out -

Here are my Copic colors used -

Have you spent any time searching through the High Hopes Stamps store? Oh my I can loose myself in that website! SO many wonderful fun images to color up! Jump straight to the store HERE and have some fun... then make sure to put some fun in your cart so you can color up more fun!

Thanks -

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Tuesday HH Fans!
Father's Day is right around the corner so I thought it was fitting to make a card using "Dad's Catch"  I just love that little grin on his face!
I am using papers from the Echo Park's Happy Camper 6x6 collection! I added some twine and a wooden embellishment that my good friend gave me! It's always a "great day" when you catch a fish LOL! I also inked all the edges of the papers and my cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. A few enamel dots finish it all off!
The sentiment is from the "Sentiment set #3".
Copics Used:
Skin: E00, E11, E21, R20
Top: YR20, YR21, YR24
Hat and hip waiters: G82, G85, G99
Water: BG000, BG01
Fish and fishing pole: E44, BG72, BG75, BG78
Outline: W0

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Happy Stamping!