Saturday, 27 August 2016

Happy Birthday Lora!



Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday dear Lora
Happy Birthday to You……………………..

 Lora, the High Hopes Rubber Stamps and One Crazy Stamper DT Divas along with some very Special guests are doing a Birthday Wishes Blog Hop to celebrate your birthday.


Today we are celebrating Lora! I have known Lora for a number of years but it is only in the last year and halfish that I have really gotten to know her. Hedge hogs are her absolute favourite so I had to use one for her birthday card!

Lora, you are one of the nicest, caring, giving people I know. 
You are a dear friend and the "Sunshine of my Life". 
Enjoy this hop celebrating You!! 

Hop along, be inspired and don’t forget to leave a birthday wish for Lora on the One Crazy Stamper and/or High Hopes Rubber Stamps blogs.


Jane 

Sue

                         Natalie  (Your Next Stop)

Cheri  


Special Guests 
Karen Dedman (Your Next Stamp)

Denise Lynn (Whimsy Stamps)

Karan Gerber (Heartfelt Creations)



Card Recipe
Stamp: Flowery Hedgy - Di's Digital Stamps
Patterned Paper: In The Country, It's A Party - Whimsy Stamps, Paper Dolls - Julie Nutting
Sentiment: Every Day Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps
Holly Jolly Sparkly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp
Antique Linen Distress Ink, Lacey Circles & Classic Circle Dies - Spellbinders, 
Stitching Marks Die - Your Next Stamp, Flower Charm - Hampton Arts, Gingham Ribbon - Creative Ribbons

Spectrum Noir: TN1 EB1 EB2 TN7 TN8 EB8 FS6 CR3 CG1 DG2 DG4 HB1 LV1 HB

Friday, 26 August 2016

Christmas Happy Mail

Today I am sharing a card I made for a "Non-traditional Colours" Christmas challenge. 

I am ink and glitter up to my eyeballs but I had so much fun putting this one together. This one is pretty CAS for me but I am very happy with how it turned out. 




After colouring my stamp with alcohol markers I gave my manicure scissors a run for their money and fussy cut it. The background was creating blending two different shades of blue and some coloured "snow". I used a border embossing folder to create my edge on the second piece of white and added some sparkly gumdrops to finish it off.  

Card Recipe 
Stamp: Penguin Happy Mail by Crissy Armstrong - Whimsy Stamps
Sentiment: Scandi Christmas - Whimsy Stamps
Snow: Spoonful of Snow - Stampendous
Ink: Bashful Blue and Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up 
Quickie Glue pen, Hero Arts Glitter, Cuttlebug Embossing border, 3D Pop Dots - Forever In Time, Navy Blue Sparkly Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: CT4 GB5 OR1 BG5 BG7 TN3 TN6 TN7 1G2 1G3 1G1 BT2 BT4 BT5 BT8 BT9 PP1 PP3 PP5 CT1 CT2 BT2 BT4 BT5 



I hope you have enjoyed my post today. I am off to try to get the ink off my fingers and the glitter out of my hair......although the glitter in my hair is kinda fun  

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Hello Kitty

I am on staycation this week. The weather has been beautiful but today is feeling in to the upper 30's so it is not nice to day to be doing much outside.

It is however, the perfect day to have a little play in my craft room. I have had this stamp for a little while now and I have been itching to play with it. 




After coloring this super cute stamp with alcohol markers I fussy cut it out. I chose to use Happy Summer from Echo Park for my paper. After cutting out my "pieces" I assembled my scene. Some white gumdrops finish off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamp: Kitty In The Garden - Crissy Armstrong - Whimsy Stamps
Patterned Paper: Happy Summer by Lori Whitlock - Echo Park
Dies: Lampost and Fence, Scripty Words Die - Your Next Stamp, 
Head in the Clouds - Die'Sires
White Sugar and Sparkle Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: 1G1 1G2 PP1 PP3 PP5 CR7 CR11 DR6 CG1 DG2 DG4 CT2 CT4 DR5 BT2 GB5

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

That Moment

I had some fun playing with "Froggy Cauldron" this week for my post. 
This stamp can be used for fun as I have or it is perfect for Halloween cards. 

My mom used to say this to me when I would almost be falling asleep eating because I was so tired from playing outside all day.


Close Up


I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers fussy cut him out. I cut out a stitched fishtail die tag and did some ink blending and added some fun burlap print with a stencil. The sentiments were created on my computer. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Froggy Cauldron (J106)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Calibri font - computer
Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento InkCopic Xpress It Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Fern and Forest - Little Yellow Bicycle
Dies:Stitched Fishtail Tags Two, Instalove Polaroid, Journal Card Bracket Insert - Your Next Stamp
Twine - American Craft, Love Me Some Latte Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp, Burlap stencil - Tim Holz

Spectrum Noir Markers: CG4 DG3 CG4 EB6 EB3 EB5 EB1 1G1 1G2 1G4 CT4 GB5 OR1 

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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Fresh Apple Pie

I hope you are enjoying all the fun Fall/Halloween stamps the design team is sharing this month. 

This is "Milton's Fall Harvest". He looks so proud of all his apples! For me this stamp reminded me of all of the fresh, warm apple pie and apple crisp my mom made when we were growing up. She sometimes made apple dumplings too but not too often so they were a special treat for us. 



Close Up


After colouring the stamp with alcohol markers I cut him out using a stitched rectangle die. I added some paper from Jillibean, Carta Bella and some from my stash. I added some texture by running some plain cardstock through an embossing folder and using some burlap ribbon. The sentiment was created on my computer. Milton is popped up with pop dots as there are lots of layers of paper underneath him. A quilled apple from my stash finishes off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Milton's Fall Harvest (S214), High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Calibri font - computer
Patterned Paper: Dots and Stripes - Carta Bella, Jillibean, stash
Stitched Rectangle Die - Your Next Stamp, Forever in Time 3D Pop Dots, burlap ribbon - dollar store, quilled apple - stash, Cuttlebug Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1 EB1 EB2 EB6 EB3 EB5 TN3 TN6 TN7 GB8 GB10 CR7 CR11 DR6 LG1 LG3 LG5 JG2 JG3

There is still time top play along in our August Fall/Halloween challenge. Click this link and come play along. I can't wait to see your creations!

If you need High Hopes Stamps or crafting supplies you can find them at 

I am entering this card into the Spectrum Noir "Anything Goes" challenge on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! 


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Krptnght

Today I was getting my fingers inky making my little brother's Birthday card. 

He got the car of his dreams for Father's Day so I have been trying to figure out how to incorporate that into a card for him. 



I remembered I had a licence plate die in my stash so I pulled it out. After cutting it, I printed his personalized plate name on it and stamped an older version of a Camaro. To be honest, as I am writing this post I realized I had spelled his plate wrong so I had to go and redo it... sigh.... but I think this one is right now lol.
Some twine and a few black gumdrops put the finishing touches on my card. 

This is the picture he posted - I got as close to the green as I could with the inks I have. I hope he likes it! Gulp!


Card Recipe
Stamp: Voitures - Carabelle Studios
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Wasabi and Leaf Bud - Martha Stewart 
Twine: Baker's Twine
Sentiments: Blue Highway and Calibri fonts - computer 
Dies: Quickutz Licence Plate
Cupid Gumdrops - Your Next Stamp


Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Happy Fall

I can't believe it's Thursday again already! 

As I write this post, we are in the middle of a brutal heat wave. We have had temps with humidity feeling into the 40's most of the week. To play with a fall image definitely helped me cool off and it reminded me the cooler, sweater weather is coming! 

This week my card features "Tommy's Fall Fun" and the "Happy Fall Y'all" sentiment. I have been known to jump in a pile of leaves the odd time with my nieces and nephews . I think a pile of leaves brings out the kid in all of us doesn't it? 


Close Up


I started by colouring my image with alcohol markers cut it out using a stitched rectangle die. I used some bright, fun paper and added some clouds, a fence and some grass to create my background. I added a big leaf - out of my comfort zone for sure - to the corner and added my sentiment (I only used part of the sentiment and cut it apart). I used a leaf punch to create some more falling leaves and rolled them on a pen to give them a bit of dimension. Adding my favourite - gumdrops - finishes off my card. 

Card Recipe
Stamps: Tommy's Fall Fun (S079)High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment: Happy Fall Y'all (G086) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Misti, Tuxedo Black Memento InkCopic Xpress It Cardstock
Patterned Paper: Fall Friends - Doodlebug
Dies:Stitched Rectangle, Stitched Square, Chunky Grass - Your Next Stamp
Head in the Clouds - Die'sires
Fence - Cricut, Leaf - stash, Antique Linen Distress Ink, Leaves - Recollections punch, Brown gumdrops - Your Next Stamp

Spectrum Noir Markers: FS1 FS2 TN2 BT3 1B3 BT8 EB6 EB5 DR5 DR1 DR7 CT2 CT4 GB11 OR1 OR2 CR8

Join us for your chance to win 2 FREE High Hopes Stamps.  

This month all you have to do is "LEAVE A COMMENT" 

We will choose the lucky winner on the last day of the month from one of the comments posted during the month.

Want to DOUBLE your chances to win?  Leave a comment on this card's Facebook post & you double your chances of winning this month.  The link is in the sidebar.

Want to TRIPLE your chance to win?  Add your card to the gallery in the linky below & you triple your chances of winning this month.  You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp to enter the challenge but if you don't currently own a High Hopes image yet please use our free digi to enter.
If you do not use a High Hopes stamp, your entry will be deleted.

Grab your FREE Digi 
HERE
Enter your project to the linky below.
We want EVERYONE to PLAY so here is how you can participate if you don't 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 below. Just make sure to add the DIRECT link to your cards.

It's that easy to join the August Challenge!!! 

As the winner will be announced on the first Sunday of the next month, do check the blog on September 4, 2016 to see if you have won.

You can find High Hopes stamps at the links below. One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada, High Hopes Website

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day!