Swooshin’ Time! with High Hopes Stamps

Happy almost Sunday, everyone! Every Sunday, I post inspiration with High Hopes Rubber Stamps on their blog. Since I schedule my blog here to post at the same time, it ends up being a late Saturday night post.

No snow yet for us, but I’m sure it’s around the corner. I’m happy to have made it through Halloween without wrapping the kids up in several layers.

Today, though, I’m thinking snow with High Hopes Stamps. This simply adorable image is Bearly Swooshin’.  I wanted bolder colors in this one, so I gave him attention grabbing garb….no losing this guy in an avalanche! Sentiment is Think Snow.

Have a great Sunday and don’t forget to swing on by the High Hopes blog for daily stamping inspiration!

We’ll see you again next week.


I went to a class back in May at a local scrapbook store, who brought in Jenn Shurkus, designer for Lawn Fawn. She had a wonderful class, using Lawn Fawn’s newer dies, including the Magic Picture Changer, which I just had to try.

Of course, then I didn’t practice and when I went back to use it, found out how ridiculously hard it was! I don’t know how many trial and errors it took to get these cards created. So, if you have recently bought this die….have patience.

While I was working with it, I realized I had an adorable ninja set from CC Designs that I thought would be perfect. I inked up twice as many images (like, 20…just in case), but managed to save  two sets for the cards. Of course, consultation with my kiddos had differing opinions, so I’ve got two different cards.

Claire liked the red/red combo. So, her ninja is red with a bold color combo.

When you picture change, you get a second red ninja with a mighty kick. I made these cards a little shorter than the average A2 because I wanted to reach that pull tab easily. The kids have a tendency to be overzealous with their ninja changers.

Nathan liked the red ninja too…

…but his second ninja was dressed in green.

Love both these cards, and the bold papers! I definitely have to play with the die more to get a feel for image placement. But, all in due time!

Christmas Crazy July/August

July and August are our kit challenges with the Christmas Crazy group and i had the lovely Imke as my partner. She sent this adorable image and some great papers and embellishments.

I also received a great sentiment. It didn’t fit with this cutie on the front, so I used it on the inside (along with some extra decoration).

But, I loved this sentiment so much that I couldn’t resist using it for it’s own card front!! So, here’s a second card with my kit.

Thanks Imke, for a fun Christmas kit!!

Mystery Image Swap

Oh boy, it’s been awhile since I caught up on my Mystery Image cards!

But, here I am, with July, August and October’s images (September has yet to hit my mailbox yet, but I’m sure it’s on our way.

So, what has our group been crafting with over the past few months?

Ruby selected Mushroom Lane Winter House. Now, stamps from Riley and Company are some of my favorites. But for some reason, this image stopped me in my tracks…a very intimidating image to color! But, this is why I’m in this great group. I checked out some of their projects and found my inspiration…so, here we go!

August was hosted by Terry, who must have the greatest stamp collection. I love the images that Terry sends in her various swaps! This one is called Perfect Atoms from Technique Junkies. Loved coloring this one and pairing it with these papers.

And, October image was this adorable fox sent by Vickie. It’s from MFP Stamp Shop and is from a set called Animal Birthday. This guy was fun to color!

Thank you so much to Ruby, Terry and Vickie for the great inspiration. Once I finally go crafty, these images were perfect to play with!

PIP Challenge – #1944

Hello Everyone! Welcome to a new challenge with Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s Design Team. Our challenges are posted every Monday and you have until Sunday to come and play along and be entered for a chance to win a prize from our terrific sponsors.

With only a few exceptions, their challenges are always Anything Goes! So, it’s easy to come and play with us.

We don’t have an image sponsor this week, but you can win a prize from Mo’s Digital Pencil for your participation! So let’s see what you’re creating this week.

This week, I’ve been playing with an image from All Dressed Up called Little Flower Fairy.

This card uses a recent sketch from Sketch Saturday, so check out their fun challenges if you’re looking for some sketch inspiration.  .

Come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor! Head on over to the Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Christmas Dreams with High Hopes Stamps

Happy almost Sunday, everyone! Every Sunday, I post inspiration with High Hopes Rubber Stamps on their blog. Since I schedule my blog here to post at the same time, it ends up being a late Saturday night post.

There’s been plenty of awesome new inspiration this week from the Design Team as we celebrate our second Christmas release. Check out all the adorable new images on the High Hopes website in the New Release section. Have you seen those fantastic snowmen in their elaborate nordic sweaters?

But, there’s also plenty of great Christmas images already in our inventory! Today I’ve got for you Chris Mouse Dreams.  This image reminds me of the classic Christmas story, Twas the Night Before Christmas.

 As you can see, this image is perfect for an A2 card. I’ve used a tag die here for him and paired him with All Dreams Come True. I wanted a little color on that fishtail, so it’s been inked with Tumbled Glass distress ink, and edged with Festive Berries. I love the fancy button on this card!

I hope you enjoyed this fun project today! If you’re looking for more fun with High Hopes Stamps, check out their blog for daily inspiration from the Design Team!

Have a perfectly lovely Sunday and we’ll see you again next week.

It’s Christmas! with High Hopes Stamps

Hello Everyone! We’ve got another New Release Day over at High Hopes Rubber Stamps! Who doesn’t need more amazing Christmas images for your holiday creations?

This release has some mix and match images to create great holiday scenes. Today, I”m working with the Snow Globe stamp, which has enough room in it’s globe to stamp your favorite images. My globe has been filled with two sizes of trees, the new Waving Penguin image and the Merry Shakemas sentiment has been stamped on the snow globe base.

As you can probably tell from the image, I did an easel card with this image. The snow globe is quite large, filling an entire A2 card front. This gives you lots of opportunity to decorate that globe!

Check out the details inside the globe! I used sequins for some snowflakes, stickles for some shiny snow! And, I added some gold accents to the trees. They look fantastic!

Head on over to the High Hopes blog to check out all the great new image and projects from the Design Team!

Have a perfectly lovely day and I’ll see you back here and on the High Hopes blog on Sunday. inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!