Friday, February 12, 2016

Myron Monkey's Heart Balloon

Hello High Hopes Fans!!!
 
Happy Friday! Today's post is a special one for me...this Sunday on Valentine's Day, my oldest child celebrates his "Sweet 16"!  Wow--where do the years go????  I wanted a card that was masculine and a little Valentine-ish, yet more Birthday-ish--so here's what I came up with...
 Jane 
 
This is Myron Monkey's Heart Balloon (M149).  Such a fun and adorable image...I really hope Mike likes it.  Some days, I think he is part monkey, in the way he moves around the equipment and farm - LOL! 

I started by colouring the image with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I glued down the die cut numbers - "16" on the balloon, then applied some Glossy Accents on top.

The main image was die cut using a rectangle stitched die and layered with SU Chocolate Chip cardstock.  A strip of SU Alpine stitched ribbon was placed under the layered image.  The designer paper is from Bo Bunny-Safari 6x6 paper pad, along with SU Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Garden Green and White Cardstock.  Foam tape was used under the main image to add some dimension.  The sentiment was cut using SU Very Vanilla cardstock from an Elizabeth Craft Die called Happy Birthday.  For some embellishments, I went for a "jungle" type of look by adding parts from a Memory Box die called Swaying Palm Die.  I just used the leaves of the palm tree for decorating the two corners of the main image.  To complete this card, a couple of brown buttons were placed on top of the palm leaves to give it a coconut-kind of look.  
 
Supplies Used:
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Ink - Tombow Markers - 969, 977, N75, N95, 761, 942, 990, 126, and 249.  Versamark Ink Pad and Black Embossing Powder.
 
Paper - Bo Bunny-Safari 6x6 Paper Pad; SU Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Garden Green & White Cardstock.
 
MiscGlossy Accents, Memory Box-Swaying Palm Die (for palm leaves), Stitched Rectangle Die, Quikutz-Phoebe Skinny-Mini Dies (for the number - 16), Elizabeth Craft Die-Happy Birthday (sentiment), SU Alpine Ribbon, 2 Brown Buttons, Water Brush, Foam Tape and Glue Dots.
 
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Glow Bugs

                                  Happy Thursday High Hopes fans! 

We have had an extremely mild, snowless winter this year compared to "normal" which puts me in the mood for spring and summer and all things warm and bright! 

Today I am using Jenny's Glow Bugs  from High Hopes Stamps. She is just too cute and has put alot of hard work into catching these bugs!


                                                      Donna





I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers and using a stitched oval die to cut it out. I chose some bright fun spring paper from Little Yellow Bicycle, and you can't see it in the photo but the flower,bow and bug wings have some clear Wink of Stella added to them. The oval is edged with antique linen distress ink, some brads, ribbon and a dragon fly charm finish off my card. I also added a flower border for some added texture. A sentiment will be included on the inside when I have an event I need the card for. 
                                  
  Card Recipe 
Stamp: Jenny's Glow Bugs - High Hopes Rubber Stamps 
Patterned Paper: Hello Spring - Little Yellow Bicycle
Clear Wink of Stella
Oval Stitched Dies - Your Next Stamp
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Ribbon, brads, dragon fly charm - from my stash
Border - Tattered Lace Die

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 1G1 FS8 CG1 CG2 BT4 BT5 BT7 CT4 G5 OR1 PP1 PP3 PP5 IG2 1G4 1G7 EB6 EB3 EB5 


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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Busy Mama

Howdy - MichelleO here and today we are having a little fun today with some bunnies! This High Hopes Stamp is Busy Mama. I think she makes a great Mothers Day card image... or just a Mom needed a friendly note card!


Isn't this "Busy Mama" adorable! Love the little ones hiding around their mom. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and found some pretty spring papers from Graphic 45's Secret Garden collection. I sewed down the layers, added a polka dot ribbon with borders of Martha Stewart's scalloped heart border punch on both sides of the ribbon.

The sentiment is also from High Hopes and is called "Hare Raising" and is perfect with this image! I added some Martha Stewart Frond punches and then a few mulberry roses.

Inside of the card more of the same papers -


 And the Copic colors used -


 Really a fun image!

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Pizza time!!

 Hi there I'm back with a little easel card using this super cute Luigi from High Hopes Stamps found here
The perfect sentiment is also available "pizza my heart" can be found here!
I think that I'm in love with this sweet Luigi!! :D
 The easel card is a  fun backdrop to display the  layers of Valentines goodness!
Luigi is coloured with Copics and the the background pinstripes are  lightly airbrushed.
There's still time to create a handmade card for your special someone.
Sending you tons of hearts and hugs!
Copic #'s E21,E5,W5,W33,E27,R20,W1,E59,B41,C1,C3,R24,R22,E13,E93

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Happy Bear-Day!

It's my day to post on the High Hopes Blog so I made this cute
birthday card using the Sweet Bear image.



I colored the image with copic markers.
YR24-YR23-YR21-R22-R24-BG10-BG11-BG13-RV85-RV83-RV81-C5-C3-C1-E27
G61-G67

The patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket.
I used Spellbinders dies.



The sentiment is Happy Bear-Day.

The dew drops are Recollections from Michael's.



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You're Great!

Happy Tuesday all!
Today I am sharing with you another Valentine card. I am using the High Hopes Stamp called "No Bones Doggy"!
I decided to use the Art Impressions Easel die to create this card.  I am using Valentine themed paper to create the card and I embellished it with sequins.
The nice thing with this Easel die is that it will fold flat for easy mailing!
I used my "big hugs" die and cut it out on Heidi Swapp Toner paper . Then I ran that through my Minc mini machine with foil paper for a neat effect!
Copics used:
Dog: T0, T1, T3, T4, T5, T7, R11(ears), 0
Bone: E41, E42, E43 / E00, E11
Collar and tag: R21, R22, R24, FY1
Black gel pen: nose, collar and whiskers

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Mini Takeout Boxes!


Carolina

Good Morning and Welcome,
High Hopes Fans!

Are you guys ready for another cute and adorable Valentine's project!

I made some Valentine's takeout boxes for my friends at work. I fill the boxes with some yummy milk chocolate kisses! For this project, I am using "Monkey Love" and "Be My Valentines!"

The image was stamped with Tuxedo black ink and coloured with my copic markers.
Copic Lists:  E31 E33 E37 R20 R27 R29 and 0

After my image was all coloured I fussy cut it leaving some white border. Lots of die cutting using the Spellbinder circle dies. I pop my "Monkey Love" image with 3D foam adhesive tape. I change the boxes handle with this awesome gold wire ribbon from May Art.
For the sentiment I stamped with Versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

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Supplies List:
Paper: Cardstock MFT Pink Lemonade, Real Red cardstock from S.U and The Paper Studio Champagne glitter cardstock.
Misc: Mini Takeout Boxes from my local party store, all ribbons are from May Art, S.U rhinestones, linen Thread, red clothes pin, gold wire & cream seam binding ribbon from May Art, Glossy Accent and a red button from my stash.
To finished my beautiful image I used a white gelly roll pen.

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