Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday, March 4th

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

Today Michelle and Natalie are back to share their creations.
However, if you are looking for the March Challenge,
you can find it here.

Michelle O

This week I had some fun with "Cat Trio" Love these three cats - I colored with copics and matched it up with a great sentiment "Pawsing to say" Fun with the country feel papers, I sewed down all my layers and added some lace and buttons.

There's something about this stamp that makes me smile every time I see it! I think its perfect for making a manly card.
I used a bright yellow card base and added black cardstock over top. Maurice is coloured with Copics along with added stitches and distressing to the stamped image.
I added hh to the gas tank for "High Hopes" for some added fun. 
Further details can be found here.

Thanks for peeking in, wishing you a great Wednesday!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Celebrating with Birthday Buzzard!

Hi Everyone,

Today I have Birthday Buzzard to share with you.  I have also tried my hand at my first 2 videos for Youtube.  Since this is my first set of videos they aren't all that great but I'm sure they will get better as a do more of them.  Visit our Youtube channel for the 1st video, you can find it HERE

Product Info
Oranges - YR18, YR16, YR14
Buzzard - T8, T6, T4
Rocks - C2, C3, C4, C5, C7
Tree - E29, E25, E23
Tree Leaves - G24, G28, YG25
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13
Shading - B0000, E11, E13
Reds - R24, R56, R59

Misc. items - Wink of Stella Clear for balloons, bow and hat, My Favorite Things Stitched Squares MFT607, Bazzil Pumpkin Orange & Stonehenge, Kaisercraft Garage Days Pad, High Hopes Birthday BuzzardCopic Xpress It Blending CardMemento Tuxedo Black Ink

We hope you can join our "Anything Goes" Challenge this runs for the entire month!  Find it HERE

Happy Stamping,

March Challenge #153: Anything Goes

Hello High Hopes Fans!

Thank you for playing along with the February challenge!
We hope you all like the new daily posting schedule. :-)

The random winner is:
Congratulations, Doni High! Please email me at with your mailing address and choice of 2 Free High Hopes Stamps and if you would like to be our guest for our April Challenge (April 7th).

Here is her card using our Free Digi design Hopeful Ant...

Before we get to our new challenge...
Have you heard?
We have a new Facebook Page

Make sure to like our Facebook page to get up to date news and inspiration.

We are back with our March Challenge

The challenge theme is:
Anything High Hopes Goes

Remember, you MUST use a High Hopes Stamp 
to enter the challenge.

If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

If you don't have a High Hopes Stamp, you are welcome to use our FREE DIGI!!
You can find the Digi under the tab at the top of the blog.
No, we are not selling Digital Stamps now. We are just providing this one design so you can play along with the challenges!!

At the end of the month, one participant will win 2 Free High Hopes stamps.

You can enter the monthly challenges up to 3 times per month.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

I had so much fun with my paper piecing adventures last week that I thought I would try it again for this weeks card!

This cutie is Bubble Love.
The sentiment is from Sign Post.
I stamped her with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and colored her with Copic Markers.
Her dress is paper pieced.  You can find my paper piecing tutorial HERE.
The flowers are from Prima Mktg.

Easter is fast approaching and I decided to get a start on some of my Easter Cards! 
This is Bunny Blooms and the sentiment is Blessed easter Script

Kristine inspired me last week with her paper piecing so I decided to paper piece the Bunny. I coloured the rest of the image with my Copic Markers. I even added different paper pieces in the circles of the die. See you next week, happy stamping!

This is the adorable Miss Marissa

Now it's your turn!
The challenge runs through 7pm EST Monday, April 6th

Enter your project to the linky below.
If you do not have a blog, you can upload your cards to either Splitcoast Stampers or the High Hopes Facebook Page then use the link to your card in the gallery in the linky blow. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.

Happy stamping!

Monday, March 2, 2015

It's time for Birthday Tea!!

I used the "Tea For Two" rubber stamp (S509) , you can find it HERE
Small Doily 
Patterned paper from DCWV Pocket Full of Posies and Old World 
Large Scallop Punch 
Prima Flowers dotted with "YNS Gumdrops"
I finished it off by scrolling some white coated jewelry wire

Thanks for joining me to see today's post!

Our new challenge starts tomorrow, be sure to join the fun for your chance to win!


Monday, March 2nd

Hello High Hopes Fans

Today is the last day for the February Monthly Challenge 
The challenge runs through 7pm EST tonight.

It's time for Lynne and Caroline to inspire you with their creations...

For my project today I've made a calendar page which is part of an ongoing project for my Mum ...

I've used Leapin' Leprechaun as my image in celebration of St Patrick's Day on the 17th ... and St Patrick's Day is always worth celebrating as we get a free day off work here in Northern Ireland :)
Coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils. I added clear gloss and glitter to the shamrocks and silver stickles to his buckles as every leprechaun needs a bit of bling!
For more details please visit my blog:

Hi! My name is Carolina Flores I'm honor and excited to be part of  High Hopes Design Team. For my first card I want to created a romantic shabby chic card. I love how  Jolie's  looks.

Here's is my card using Jolie's Little Friend. I colored my beautiful stamp with copic markers, them fussy cut it. To created the base of the card I used S.U Framelits-Labels Collections. The flowers and ribbons are from my stash, some are sprinkle with start dust stickles and tattered angels glimmer mist (rouge). 

Here's a closer look of my card. The paper is from three different companies. Hope you guys are being inspired with  my shabby chic card.
For more details visit my blog,

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Welcome two new Designers

Hello High Hopes Fans!

As you might remember, we had a DT Call last month.
We added a few new designs right away
and today were are happy to announce two additional Designers to the Dream Team. 

Please welcome:


They both will be joining us each week.
Please give them a warm welcome!!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Saturday, February 28th

Hello High Hopes Fans

There are only a few days left to enter the February Challenge Here
The challenge runs through Monday, March 2nd.

Enter for the chance to win 2 Free High Hopes Stamps.
You must use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge.
If you don't have one, you can use a free digi to try out!

Alex and Lisa are here today to showcase some fun High Hopes Stamps...


 I had worked with watercolor pens , chalk , 3-D Paint and Stickles on this card. The name of the sweet Rubber Stamp is: Bubble Bath Bradley .


Lisa used an older design for her card today.  The stamp is called Sitting Buddy with Balloon.  She coloured Buddy with Copic Markers and used Glossy Accents on the balloon and Buddy's nose. The paper is from Fancy Pants - Trend Setter Paper Pad. She also used some twine, mini clothespin, and a cute sentiment - Happy Bear-day to finish her card.

Have a fabulous weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada