Laugh and Smile!

Thanks for peeking in today. I've been playing around with this sweet High Hopes  "Little Miss Spring Time" stamp. She is so sweet, I want to squeeze her!!!
Did a bit of fussy cutting and added pop dots for dimension.  The background paper was picked out after I had this gal coloured and it seemed to be a good match with the flowers in her hair and the one she was holding. 
The little hill was created with paper pinking scissors and sewing stitches using a thick button thread.
Once again added eyelashes with a fine copic pen which is good because it does not smear when Copic are used over it.
Pop by the High Hopes blog and play along in the latest challenge. If your short on a stamp there is a digi offered at no charge :)
Wishing you a happy Wednesday!
Made With..
High Hopes Little Miss Springtime
Copic Markers E50 E21 E33 R20 Y21 Y23 BV000 BV00 BV01
Sharpie White Pen
Black Copic Pen
Janome Sew Mini
Coats Button Thread White
Misc Button,pop dots
Cloud Die Cut from Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge
Words Stickers MME
Maya Road Twine
Fiskars Paper Pinking Scissors
Pom Pom Trim Recollections
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Tim Holtz Tag die

Think Spring -- xox

We've made it through Valentine's and the next stop should be Spring, Easter, St Patty's day? Well .... maybe I am looking a little too far ahead, but if wishful thinking will help get us there sooner I will think Spring!
This little cutie is from High Hopes Stamps new release called Taking a break and can be found here. I coloured her with copics and created the background by adding  clouds, grass and ground covering.
Some extra added touches like the little bow, eyelashes and tiny little flowers which by the way were handmade by a friend (thanks Denise)! The pleated ruffle was also hand made and is super easy to create.
Fold, staple and repeat to create a pleated effect.  I like using Tim Holtz tiny stapler as I find the pleats sit nice and its less bulky.  Although a regular stapler would also work.
Once you have the desired length you can trim the edge for a neater effect.
My tag was created using the old typewriter. Since the tag is so tiny I used low tac painters tape and adhered it to a bigger paper to type the sentiment.
Thanks for peeking in and be sure to play along in this weeks challenge on the High Hopes Blog.  If your short on stamps there is a digi offered so you can play along!
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Made with ..
High Hopes Taking a Break cow
Copic Markers C0,C1,C3,C5,C7,C9,0, 100,B0.B1.B2,R20,R21,R22,E31,E33,Y21,G
Generals black pencil
misc Ribbon,Big Flower,doily
small flowers made by a friend
Autumn Crisp American Crafts paper pad
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Craft Smart Ribbon
Maya Road Twine
 Vintage Typerwriter

Happy Valentines Day!

 Super quick card to share today.  Of course its for my honey! He's a no frills type of guy so I thought  he would get a kick out of this card! :)'s one of those cheapie dollar stamps, but still fun I think!

 Spotted these cuties on a walk up to the store for chocolate today very temped to buy them but I didn't! :)
picked hubby up a 02/14 lotto ticket too...
Sending you lots of love and hugs this Valentines day! :)
Made with ..
Craft Smart dollar stamp
Archive Ink Ranger
Recollections cardstock
Stampin' up Paper piercing template
pop dots
made with love too! :)

Tea 4 Two -- High Hopes

Thanks so much for peeking in today.  I adore this sweet couple (Tea for Two) and have many ideas to create cards with this fun stamp! I decided to make an outdoor scene and have the tea cup riding a wave! Silly right?  I know but it makes me smile and hopefully the person that receives this card will be smiling too.
The background was created using a circle die cut for the sun and cloud die cut too.  I did airbrush using a Copic airbrush system but you can totally create the same effect using Tim Holtz distress inks and a distress tool.
A little bit of fussy cutting, sewing stitches and we are done! The sentiment is hand made using old fashion rub-ons!

Stop by the High Hopes Blog and join in on the anything goes challenge.  If your short on stamps there is a free digital stamp that you can use.  Check it out here :)
Hope your week is going good!
Smiles :)
Made With ..
Copic Markers
W0,W1,W3,RV000,RV0000,RV02,BG0000,BG10,BG11, BG15
Generals Black Pencil
Janome Sew Mini
Coats Button Thread White
misc Pop Dots Clear Gems, rub on letters
Copic Airbrush
Copic Xpress Paper

Little Miss Springtime -- High Hopes Stamps

I've totally fallen in love with the new release over at High Hopes Stamps. This gal goes by the name "Little Miss Springtime" which is perfect timing for me since we had a huge snow storm last night. I need thoughts of Spring to keep me going these days. I could just squeeze this little cutie, she's so adorable!! :)
I tried to use light and airy Spring colours (to match her name) and added Glossy Accents to the polka dots on her dress.
I'm also happy to announce that I will be joining the designing gals over at High Hopes Stamps, I'm totally excited!! :)
Pop by the blog and check out the creations and this weeks challenge, I would love to see yours!
Made With ..
Copic Markers
Copic Multiliner
Ranger Glossy Accents
Janome Sew Mini
Coats button thread
 Memory Box fence die (purchased at One Crazy Stamper)
misc Button
Recollections Brads
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
retired Daisy Dee's pattern paper
Thanks for peeking in,  I hope Little Miss Springtime has helped with the Winter Blues!