Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September Challenge -- Christmas/Halloween/Fall and Blog Hop

September 1st is here; the children will be back in school next week and we have a new challenge here at High Hopes Rubber Stamps as well as some exciting news.  The challenge theme is Christmas/Halloween/Fall.

First of the winner from our July challenge Janine B is this month's guest designer and here is her card using Motorin By Santa which was coloured with Copics, after being stamped with Memento Ink.  All the papers are from her Christmas scraps.  The layout is SC552 from Splitcoaststampers, but without a sentiment.  Embossing folders from Sizzix and Cuttlebug were used along with Spellbinders circle dies.

Now for the exciting news.  The newest release of High Hopes Rubber Stamps is hot off the press and ready to go.

To help celebrate this newest release of our "Joys of Seasons" release the gals from both the High Hopes and OCS Design Teams are hosting a Blog Hop from the 1st to the 5th of this month and a winner/winners will be chosen on the 7th.  Make sure you visit each gal to see what new release they have on their blog and then go back to the challenge posts and leave a comment on the OCS or High Hopes blogs.

We are going to start off with Kristine from High Hopes, then Shari M. from OCS.

Lora (Owner of HH and OCS)

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wagon Full Of Blessing


Hello High Hopes Fans!!!

Today I have a Thanksgiving card for you using "Wagon Full Of Blessing" 

I used my Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils from Faber-Castell and an Aquash water brush to coloured the image. I stamped my image with Black Archival Ink on Stratmore mixed media paper & fussy cut it.
Other Supplies:

orange buttons, linen tread, diamond stickles, 3D foam adhesive, tracing wheel, scallop ribbon, puffy cloud border & small stitched border from Lawn Fawn and Art Grip Aquarelle Pencils# 102 115 117 123 126 167.

Don't forget tomorrow will be the release day of "Joys Of The Seasons" from High Hopes Stamps.

We hope you can join us tomorrow as we share a tons of amazing and cute stamps ready to be used  this holidays season!

For more details about my "Card" please visit my blog at


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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Stork with Baby Dragon

Hello High Hopes Fans

It's an AWESOME Saturday here, and time to share another one of my High Hopes Stamp cards for this week!!! 
This is Stork with Baby Dragon (S223) and Welcome Little One Script (F239) sentiment.  Such an adorable stamp - I think it makes for a great baby card!
I started by stamping the image and sentiment with a Versamark Ink Pad and sprinkling some Black Embossing Powder on and heating it.  The Tombow Markers I used to colour the image were:  925, N35, N75, 850, N95, 990, 985, 192, 723, and 800.  Once the image was all coloured and dry, I proceeded to die cut the oval shape using a Spellbinders Die called Petite Ovals.  The larger Petite Ovals die was used with Grey Cardstock to cut a slightly larger oval for layering the image. Foam tape was applied to pop out the layered image and sentiment for some added dimension on this card.  The designer paper is from Echo Park-Bundle of Joy 6x6 Paper Pad, along with some SU Grey, Pink and White cardstock.  The Heart Banner die is from La-La Land.  It was used with Grey and Pink Cardstock. To complete this card, a Viva D├ęcor - Black Pearl Pen was also used to add a couple of bunches of dots around the oval cut image.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, August 28, 2015


Hello High Hopes Fans

It's finally Friday and I am excited to share another card I recently made, using a cute High Hopes Stamp!
This is Wade (S132).  Awwwe...isn't he sooo adorable?!?!?!? I definitely think so!!!

I coloured Wade with Tombow Markers and water. After the image was all coloured and dry, I added some Glossy Accents to the ducky tube, Wade's horns, water wings, and flippers.  This image was cut using a Spellbinders die called Classic Scallop Rectangle.  Liquid Pearls was applied around the edge of the die cut, to create a bit of a border.  The designer paper is from Carta Bella - Ahoy There, along with some Red and White Cardstock.  Red Taffeta ribbon was used to divide the different designer papers.  Foam tape was used under the image to add some dimension.  A few red and sparkly Doodlebug Sprinkles were applied to the top right corner of the card to complete this card design.
Supplies Used:
Ink - Tombow Markers - 856, 847, 098, 990, 925, 491, 055, and 528.  Versamark Ink Pad, Black Embossing Powder.
Paper - SU Red and White Cardstock, Carta Bella-Ahoy There 6x6 Paper Pad.
Misc - Glossy Accents, Spellbinders - Scallop Rectangle, SU Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Liquid Pearls - Baby Blue, Doodlebug Sprinkles - Summer Glitter Assortment, Water BrushFoam Tape, and Glue Dots.

Thanks for stopping by!

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below.

One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Sneak Peak Thursday!

Happy Thursday High Hopes fans!  Today we are sharing 3 more images from our upcoming Sept. 1st "Joys of Seasons" release.

This is "Skiing Snowman"

This is "Skating Snowlady"

This is "Witchy and Friends"

Tomorrow will be our last day of Sneak Peaks before the official release day which is Sept. 1st.  We hope you can join us!

Surfer Dude Dudley - Lacey

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

It's Lacey here today and I'm sharing a card I made for one of our friend's 8th birthday.
She just learned how to surf so I knew I wanted to use one of the surfing images from High Hopes.
Since they are all "boy" images, I chose to make Dudley a Dudette by adding a glitter bow. 

I made a Zig Zag Card (Center Step Card). It's so easy to make and really makes an input. 
High Hopes Designer Kristine made this tutorial awhile go. 

The image was embossed in black onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Twinkling H2Os:

H2Os used:
Olive Vine, Sweet Alfala, Azure, Playful Peony, Nutmeg, and Bashful Blue

Happy stamping!

Sneakin' Up

                                        Happy Thursday High Hopes Fans!

This stamp just makes me giggle. I have some nephews..okay and a few men I know that would do this exact thing! Boys will be boys as they say. 

My card today features an older High Hopes stamp called Sneakin' Up (can be found here). I haven't put a sentiment on the front and at this point the inside is blank until I have an occasion to need a more masculine card for. 


I coloured my stamp with alcohol markers, sponged the sky and added some faux stitching with a brown marker. I double matted the, added my patterned paper and layered some banners. Some gumdrops, leather lace and a cute silver frog charm finish off my card. 

Spectrum Noir List 
Dragon: CG2 DG3 JG6
Belly/Horns: GC1 CG2
Frog: LG2 LG3 LG4 DG3
Jar and Lid: 1G1 1G2 1G3 1G5
Grass: LG1
Tree Stump: GB8 GB10 EB5

Now the question is..............do you think our friendly little dragon ended up catching the frog.....

If you would like to order Sneakin' Up or browse High Hopes Stamps, see the links below. Have a super day!

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I hope you have enjoyed my post today! Thanks for stopping by.