Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tea for Two (Created by Lisa Z.)

Hello Friends!!!
 
Here is a card that I created for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
 

Supplies Used:
Stamps - High Hopes Stamps - Tea for Two  & Special Delivery
 
Ink - Copic Markers; Versamark Ink Pad, White & Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Friendly Forest 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip & SU Kraft Cardstock; Copic Xpress It Cardstock.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping Tool, Spellbinders - Circle Die, YNS-Stitched Rectangle Die, MFT-Stitched Fishtail Flag Die, Twine, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you come back to visit soon!!! ~ Lisa Z.

Hot Cocoa Phoebe (Created by Jane Z.)

 
Hello Friends!!!
 
Here is a card that I created for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop...Sure hope you like it!
 

Supplies Used:
Stamps - YNS-Hot Cocoa Phoebe Stamp & Die Set
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - N75, N95, 373, 969, 977, 947 and 925; Versamark Ink Pad, White & Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Flea Market 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Bermuda Bay, Pumpkie Pie & White Cardstock;  Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping Tool, Glossy Accents, MFT-Stitched Circle Die, Spellbinders - Circle Dies, YNS-Stitched Rectangle Die, SU Bermuda Bay Ribbon, YNS Gumdrops-Mermaid Fun, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you come back to visit soon!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Two Peas In a Pod (Created by Lisa Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends!  Today, I have some news to share with you all... I have decided to step down from the Design Team for now, in order to pursue some other interests and schooling.  This has been a tough decision, but I do hope to occasionally stop by as a guest and share some of my creations when time allows for this.  I would like to thank Lora for being so supportive and motivating during my time on the team.  To the entire Design Team, it was a pleasure to meet and get to know you all.  I wish each of you all the best and hope to see more of your creativity in the future.  Thank you all for making me feel so welcome and part of this amazing team!   
 
 
 
This is Two Peas In a Pod (SS019) and Precious Little One sentiment (HH023).  Such a cute image!!!
 
The image was stamped on Copic Xpress It cardstock using my Misti Stamping Tool with a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.  The image was coloured with Copic Markers. 
 
For the card base, I chose a piece of SU Always Artichoke cardstock.  The designer paper is from Carta Bella-Dots & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad.  No foam tape was used on this card, and kept relatively flat for mailing purposes. A strip of SU Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon was added behind the image.  To complete this card, a bunch of green and pink sequins were adhered around the image and a couple of clear rhinestones were added on the dots of the "i"s of the sentiment.  A quick and easy, yet adorable card to make.  I sure hope this inspires you to create one too!
  
Supplies Used:
InkCopic Markers - E30, E49, R32, G94 and G99; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
 
Paper - Carta Bella-Dots & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Always Artichoke Cardstock; Copic Xpress It Cardstock.
 
MiscMisti Stamping Tool, SU Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon, Doodlebug sequins (rainbow assortment), Ranger-Multi Medium Matte, Clear Rhinestones and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
 
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Baby Hedgehog Bath (Created by Jane Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

TGIF!!!  And for those lucky people attending ScrapFest in Richmond Hill, Ontario this weekend - I sure hope you all enjoy the show and get a chance to visit the OCS/High Hopes Stamps Booth! 

Here is another card that I have created using some of the new stamps from the recent Baby Boom Release...
 
 
This is Baby Hedgehog Bath (SS021) and Ten Little Phrase sentiment (LL001).  Such an adorable image!
 
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the main image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, glossy accents were applied on the hedgehog's nose, bath lather and bubbles.  A Wink of Stella-yellow glitter pen was added on the little towel to add some sparkle.  For the hedgehog's hair, Fun Flocks-dark chocolate was glued on.  This helped to make the little guy fuzzy!  The image was cut using a MFT Stitched Circle Die and also the same die was used to cut a piece of SU Chocolate Chip cardstock to layer it.   

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Chocolate Chip cardstock. SU Bashful Blue cardstock was cut for the background, then dry embossed using a Tim Holtz Bubbles Embossing Folder.  I used a white ink pad with a sponge dauber to colour the raised bubbles.  The designer paper is from Doodlebug-Snips & Snails 6x6 Paper Pad.  The sentiment phrase was heat embossed with Stampendous-Ice Blue embossing enamel. I just love the little bit of shimmer and shine this gives to the words.  A MFT Stitched Fishtail Flag die was used to cut the phrase and foam tape was applied to help make it pop out a bit and add some dimension.  To complete this card, a bunch of YNS gumdrops were added.   
 
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - 969, 533, 990, 942, 800, N35, N65, N75, N95, 062 and 055; Versamark Ink Pad, Stampendous-Ice Blue Embossing Enamel & Black Embossing Powder; SU White Craft Ink Pad for sponging dry embossed bubbles on the background.
 
Paper - Doodlebug-Snips & Snails 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip & Bashful Blue Cardstock;  Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping ToolGlossy Accents, Zig-Wink of Stella yellow glitter pen, MFT-Stitched Circle Die, Sizzix-Tim Holtz Bubbles Embossing Folder, Fun Flocks-Dark Chocolate, Flower Soft Glue, YNS Gumdrops-Love Me Some Latte, Sponge Dauber, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you come back to visit soon!!!

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Crawling Baby Boy (Created by Lisa Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends!  Be sure to stop by and see all the new Fall/Winter Release stamps that are now available for preorder.  If you want to check them out and place your preorders, please click here.  There are some amazing savings by ordering early!
 
 And now back to the Baby Boom...

 
This is Crawling Baby Boy (RR006).  What an adorable baby!!!
 
The image was stamped on Copic Xpress It cardstock using my Misti Stamping Tool with a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.  The image was coloured with Copic Markers. 
 
For the card base, I chose a piece of SU Certainly Celery cardstock.  The designer paper is from Carta Bella-It's A Boy and It's A Boy-Dots & Stripes 6x6 Paper Pads.  The white cardstock circle was die cut using a MFT Die-namics - Double Stitched Circle Die. No foam tape was used on this card, and kept relatively flat for mailing purposes. The sentiment was die cut using SU Certainly Celery cardstock, cut twice and layered for some added depth. To complete this card, a bunch of green enamel dots were added on the sentiment and beside the image.  Nuvo Crystal Drops-white were applied on the diaper for some more cuteness!
  
Supplies Used:
InkCopic Markers - T1, T2, E30, BG45 and BG49; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
 
Paper - Carta Bella-It's A Boy & It's A Boy (Dots & Stripes) 6x6 Paper Pads; SU Certainly Celery & White Cardstock; Copic Xpress It Cardstock.
 
MiscMisti Stamping Tool, YNS-Fancy Congrats Die, Nuvo Crystal Drops-white, MFT Die-namics-Double Stitched Circle Die, Echo Park-Bundle of Joy Enamel Dots and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
 
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Friday, September 16, 2016

Swaddled Baby Girl (Created by Jane Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

And the Baby Boom continues!  Oh my gosh...our family has grown in the past week, as I am thrilled to announce that I have become both an Aunt and Great Aunt!  This Baby Boom Release could not have been timed better! Congrats to both families and welcome baby Ryan and baby Olivia...

I have another card to share with you using a new image, new sentiment and also using this month's sketch design. Just a warning, using this sketch can become so fun that it's addictive!  Hope you can join in on the fun too (see below for more details).
 
 
This is Swaddled Baby Girl (RR005) and It's A Girl sentiment (HH025).  Such a sweet baby and the font of the sentiment with a couple of hearts is soooo cute!
 
To start, I used a piece of watercolour paper and a Versamark Ink Pad to stamp the image (using my Misti Stamping Tool) then applied Black Embossing Powder on the ink and heated it.  To colour the main image, Tombow Markers and water were used.  After the colouring was finished and dry, the image was cut using a Spellbinder Circle Die and Lacey Circle Die for layering it.   

For the card base, I decided on a piece of SU Certainly Celery cardstock and the layering piece is SU Pretty in Pink cardstock.  The designer paper is from Echo Park-Bundle of Joy New Addition 6x6 Paper Pad.  Foam tape was applied to the main image to help make it pop out a bit and add some dimension.  The sentiment was heat embossed with SU Gumball Green embossing powder.  To complete this card, a couple of mini pink diaper pins were adhered using glue dots and some Nuvo Crystal Drops-Apple Green were created in the shape of enamel dots (using wax paper).  Once these dots had dried, they were removed from the wax paper and glued on to the card using some Ranger-multi medium matte.   
 
Supplies Used:
***Note: If you are in need of any products used here, please send Lora at OCS an email and I'm sure she would be happy to get the item(s) you are looking for.
 
Ink - Tombow Markers - 942, 850, 800, 977, 990, 126, 133 and N95; Versamark Ink Pad, SU Gumball Green & Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Echo Park-Bundle of Joy New Addition 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Certainly Celery & Pretty in Pink Cardstock;  Watercolour paper.
 
Misc. - Misti Stamping Tool, Spellbinder-Circle & Lacey Circle dies, Mini Diaper Pins, Cuttlebug-Swiss Dot Embossing Folder, Gelly Roll-White Gel Pen, Nuvo Crystal Drops-Apple Green, Ranger-Multi Medium MatteWater Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And I hope you come back to visit soon!!!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Baby Giraffe (Created by Lisa Z.)

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Saturday Friends!  The Baby Boom continues here.... and there's more!  High Hopes has just announced the upcoming Fall/Winter Release.  These are available for preorder now!  If you want to check them out and place your preorders, please click here.  There are some amazing savings by  ordering early!
 
 Today, I am also thrilled to share with you a card using a new stamp and sentiment from the recent Baby Boom Release ...

 
This is Baby Giraffe (SS018) and Precious Little One sentiment (HH023).  What a cutie this little guy is!!!  And in fact, the entire Baby Boom Release is adorable!
 
The image was stamped on Copic Xpress It cardstock using my Misti Stamping Tool with a Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.  The image was coloured with Copic Markers. 
 
For the card base, I chose a piece of SU Going Gray cardstock.  The designer paper is from Simple Stories-Hello Baby 6x6 Paper Pad.  A piece of the gray cardstock was dry embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder called Swiss Dots.  This folder is perfect to use on baby cards!  The main image and sentiment were layered with the gray cardstock as well. No foam tape was used on this card, and kept relatively flat for mailing purposes. To complete this card, a Magnolia DooHickey-Romantic Lace die was used to cut a piece of white cardstock and then added to the right side of the card.  Such an easy, quick and adorable card to make!
  
Supplies Used:
InkCopic Markers - RV13, Y35, E43, E47 and E57; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad.
 
Paper - Simple Stories-Hello Baby 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Going Gray & White Cardstock; Copic Xpress It Cardstock.
 
MiscMisti Stamping Tool,  Magnolia DooHickey-Romantic Lace Die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing Folder and Glue Dots.
 
Thanks for stopping by!  And be sure to stop by again soon for more ideas and inspiration!
 
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