Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Top 10 High Hopes Cards from 2018

Merry Christmas everyone!!  I hope your Christmas celebration was wonderful and that you all had a great time with family and friends.  We spent the day surrounded by family and it was a wonderful day! 

Today I am sharing with you all my 2018 favorite top 10 cards featuring High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
They are in no particular order, as it was hard to choose just 10!!

Thanks for looking at my favorite High Hopes Stamps cards from 2018.  Be sure to check the blog for the rest of the ladies top 10!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Snowflake Season

For my One Crazy Stamper card today I have combined a couple of different images.  This card includes the adorable Winter Moose image as well as the Forest image.

The entire card was colored with Copic markers including the sky, which is a technique I am working hard on getting right.  The snowflakes were made with a Sakura white glaze pen.

Card Recipe - E31, E33, E35, E37, E57, G21, G24, G28, B23, B24, B26, V08, B32, B41, B45, B52, R24, YR02, YR04, YR09, C1

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Special Delivery Gnomes

Gotta love gnomes and these ones from Whipper Snapper Designs is so adorable!! 

This is "Gnome Sled" that I have colored with Copics, including the background which I am working hard on perfecting.  The snowdrops were made with a Sakura white Glaze pen, while the sentiment is from my stash.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Oh the Weather Outside.....

Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
Since we've no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
It doesn't show signs of stoppin'
And I've brought some corn for poppin'
The lights are turned down low
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
Yesterday we were under a heavy snowfall warning of 20 - 25 cm, and mother nature did not disappoint!

So my card for today's One Crazy Stamper blog was inspired by it....

First off I must say that you should never heat emboss and then color with your Copics, as the two seem to not really like each other (guess who will be replacing a few Copic nibs in the near future).  Oh well, lesson learned and I'm passing it on to all of my followers.  Now, back to the card - the image is High Hopes Rubber Stamps Winter Wonderland U-013.  I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed it with a white embossing powder, and then I colored it.  Excuse the streaky sky - I was going for the northern lights and really messed it up when the reaction occurred - sigh!  After coloring the image, I once again stamped with Versamark( thank goodness for the MISTI) and added more white embossing powder.  The next time I think I'll stamp the image with a light color, color it with my Copics, and then heat embossed the white over the finished product.

Copics - B12, B02, B26, B24, B00, B66, 0, G14, G02, YG13, G29, G94, C1

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

A Special Visit

Twenty days until Christmas arrives, and look what my wandering eyes did see....'s Santa's hat, and an adorable tag for a gift!!  This sweet image is Penguin Tag from High Hopes Rubber Stamps newest release, Woodsy Christmas.  I have colored the image with Copic markers and used a Sakura white glaze pen to add highlights.  The sentiment was stamped with Versamark, then I added silver embossing powder which was heated to create the finishing touch.

Card Recipe - Copics - R24, R29, N1, N4, N7, N10, B23, B26, B29, B0000, G43, G46

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Greatest Gifts

    Christmas is quickly approaching - the time to share memories with family and friends, and my card  today for One Crazy stamper celebrates the season!

This sweet image is from High Hopes Rubber stamps newest release Woodsy Christmas and is called Christmas Penguins.  I have colored the image with Copics and added white highlights with a Sakura white glaze pen.  The image was mounted on Photo Play's Mad 4 Plaid Christmas paper from last year.  The sentiment is also from High Hopes Rubber Stamps and can be found here.

Card Recipe - Copics - T1, T2, T10, R24, R27, R29, G21, G24, G28, Y19, Y38

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Gnome For Christmas

Wednesday's roll around way to fast for me - but maybe that's because I spend so much time with the three grand babies - hmmmmm!  Anyhow, it's Wednesday again so that means it's time for me to share another sweet image from High Hopes Rubber Stamps newest collection Woodsy Christmas!

This is Cocoa Gnome that I have colored with Copic markers, then added highlights of Sakura white Glaze pen and Viva Decor pearl dots.  The colors of the image match the paper perfectly, which is an older paper from my stash.  A sentiment also from High Hopes Rubber Stamps completes the card!

Card Recipe - E01, E11, E13, E33, E35, E37, R22, R27, R81, R83, R85, B0000, C0, C1, C2, 0, RV34, G40, G43, G46, BG10, BG11, BG13

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Save Santa the Trip!

I was in the mood for a different type of Christmas card today so.......

.......this is Stamping Bella's Oddball Boy Elf stamp image that I just knew would pair perfectly with the sentiment I've had in my stash for awhile.  The sentiment is from Whipper Snapper Designs.  The naughty elf was colored with Copic markers.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


For today's post for One Crazy Stamper I decided to create something a little different.  This card features three different stamp images from different companies but they all came together beautifully.

I started this card by stamping the High Hopes Rubber stamp Forest on to water color paper with Versa Mark embossing ink, and then white embossing powder was applied and heated.  Once that was finished I used Inktense pencils to color the card front.  A sentiment from Crafter's Companion and the Santa and sleigh image from my stash finished off the front.  I added some clear glitter glue to the snow and trees to add some sparkle.

Card Recipe - Inktense pencils -0840 Iron Blue, 0900 Iris Blue, 1510 Beech Green, 1310 Iron Green, 2110 Payne's Grey, 1900 Willow

Monday, November 12, 2018

Another Penguin

Finally!!!  This sweet image is a digital image that was one of the first digis I purchased, and today I am finally done coloring it and making it into a card!

This sweet image is from a company called Angels Landing(Images © Judi Maddigan for and is part of a set of adorable penguins!  I bought the images years ago and unfortunately I can't find the company anymore - if anyone has any information on the company please let me know.

I colored the image with Copic markers, then fussy cut it, before placing it on the card front that also features a Find It Trading Company die, and a sentiment from My Favorite Things.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mistletoe Penguins

Have you ever colored an image with one patterned paper in mind, and then changed the entire concept of the card?   This card has taken me three days of hmmmm do I like it with this paper, or that paper, or maybe I should change it up completely.  In the end though I absolutely love this card!!!

This adorable image is Penguins Under the Mistletoe from Whimsy Stamps, and if you follow me you know that I love all of the penguins that Crissy Armstrong does for Whimsy Stamps!  I stamped the image on Copic Xpress It cardstock with My Favorite Things Hybrid Extreme Black ink, and then colored it with Copics and Prismacolor Pencils.  Touches of white Sakura Glaze pen added the white highlights.  The sentiment is also from Whimsy Stamps - Winter Notables 1 Sentiments(an older stamp).  The gorgeous die framing the Penguins is from Find It Trading company - I don't remember the name though as it is part of stash.

I am entering this card into the first Whimsy Stamps and Inspiration Facebook Challenge!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gopher Greetings to You

Who doesn't love an adorable little gopher wishing you a very Sparkly Christmas!!!  I just had to color up this cutie from High Hopes Rubber Stamps newest release Woodsy Christmas.

This is Christmas Gofer that I colored with Copic markers.  After fussy cutting the image I added sparkle with touches of a silver glitter pen, white highlights with a Sakura glaze pen, 3D berries made with white and red pearl pens, snow with Liquid Embossing, some fun flock on the hat, and then to finish off the whole image I sprayed it with Shimmer Spritz (sure wish the glitter showed on this photo). 

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Rubber stamps and is available here.  A red snowflake cut using an older Memory Box die from my stash finishes off the card front.  

Card Recipe - E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, 110, RV11, RV34, R85, BG02, BG07, BG09, R08, R29, R37, G07,, YG67, G29

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sweet Holiday Wishes

Christmas is just around the corner so it's time to get cards completed for the season.  

Today I am sharing an adorable card featuring an older Inkadinkado image that has been collecting dust in my collection.  I have colored the image with Copic markers and then used a My Favorite Things sentiment and die to make the card front.  Some red ribbon and jingle bells finish off the card.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Blue Christmas

Happy Halloween everyone!! 

It's time for me to show you another one of the new release images from High Hopes Rubber Stamps, and this time around I have not done any coloring!!

This beauty was created by stamping the Wreath (TT167) image on to Copic Xpress It cardstock with VersaMark embossing ink, and then covering the image with clear embossing powder.  After heat setting the image I then used Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, and Blueprint Sketch distress inks to create the background color.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is also from the newest Woodsy Christmas release and can be purchased here.  Some randomly place dots of white created with a Sakura white gel pen, and a touch of Star Dust Stickles finish off the card front.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Christmas Trio

Wednesday has come again, so it's time for me to share my latest creation for One Crazy Stamper.  The new release Woodsy Christmas has arrived at the store, and is available for purchase, but alas Canada Post is slow in getting my stamps to me so....... in the meantime I have an older image to share with you all.

This image is Three Pane Christmas from High Hopes Rubber stamps that I have stamped on to Copic Xpress It cardstock with Memento ink, and then colored with my Copic sketch markers.  Once I fussy cut the image out, it was placed on a card front that features an older Cuttlebug embossing folder, some Carta Bella paper, and a My Favorite Things sentiment.

Card Recipe - E00, E01, E11, E23, E25, E27, E40, E42, E43B02, R20, R29, R39, R59, 100, 0, Y23, Y28, G24, G29, C2, BG0000

Be sure to check out the rest of the design teams wonderful projects featuring the new release here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Skiing Raccoon

Welcome back to my usual Wednesday post for One Crazy Stamper, and today I am showcasing another of the newest images available from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  This cutie is Skiing Raccoon, and the sentiment Hello Winter is also from the new release.

I colored the image with Copic sketch markers and Prismacolor pencils, and then fussy cut it out placing it on the background dp from Carta Bella.  I also added Stampendous Fun Flock in white to the trim on the hat and sweater.  Some added sparkle was added with the sequin snowflakes.

Card Recipe 
Copics - E40, E42, E43, E44, C2, C5, C7, W7, W10, R24, R27, R29, BG11, BG13, BG15, B41, B45
Prismacolor pencils - 1072 - 50% French Grey, 1069 20% French Grey, PC 947 Dark Umber, PC 938 White

Monday, October 15, 2018

North Pole Penguin

Welcome to the release of new images for High Hopes Rubber Stamps!!  The new release is called "Woodsy Christmas" and is shipping soon.  

The new release features adorable images and today I am sharing with you all "North Pole Penguin" and a sentiment also from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  

I have colored the image with Copic sketch markers, and then used some white fun flock on the trim of the hat.  The dp is an older paper from Carta Bella's All Bundled Up collection.

Card Recipe - 100(Black), B21, B24, B26, B29, C1, Colorless Blender, R24, R27, R29, Y13, Y15, and Y17

Please be sure to check out the rest of the design teams wonderful creations featuring the newest images from High Hopes on the One Crazy Stamper blog here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Snow Bird

Hard to believe but Christmas is just a short few weeks away, so I have been busy creating cards for the occasion.  Today's card for One Crazy Stamper is just one of many!

I got creative with this image entitled Blue Birdy (PP001) from High Hopes Rubber Stamps,by using it as the main focal point of the card, and also to create the patterned paper on the top of the card.  I stamped the image lightly in three colors to coordinate with the designer paper I picked, and then stamped the image with Memento Ink, and colored the image with Copics.  The addition of some Stampendous Fun Flock to the fur details finished off the image.

Card Recipe - Copics - B34, B37, B39, YR04, YR09, V04, V06, V09

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Hockey Greetings

It's been a crazy week - I spent last week in Calgary teaching classes, visiting friends and hitting all of my favorite restaurants!!  I was going to return home to the Kootenays today, but thankfully I was watching the weather forecast and knew I had to make the long drive home yesterday - good thing as Calgary was hit with a big dump of snow today - up to 35 cm in parts of the city!! 

For today's One Crazy Stamper post I colored up "Goalie Gregg" P025 with my Copic sketch markers and then mounted it on a card that I created with just colored cardstock.  The sentiment is hand written.

Card Recipe - E00, E01, E11, E21, E23, E25, E27, E33, E35, E37, B24, B26, R24, R27, R29, N1, N3, N4, N10

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Jumping with Excitement!!

This last month has been full of birthdays, both family and friends celebrated the big event, so it's been a very busy month.  Boy's cards are super hard to find so I just had to design this little fellow into a card for the big event!

This adorable image is Jumping Party Robot from High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  I have colored him with Copic markers and then fussy cut him out.  The designer paper is from Bo Bunny and the sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly.  I used good old fashioned pinking scissors to make the border around the sentiment.

Card Recipe - B01, B04, YR15, YR18, C2, C5, C8