Wintery Christmas Ornament -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there, thanks so much for stopping my today. Christmas is just around the corner and I've started to think about the tree and taking the ornaments out from the basement. It's always tons of work to get everything decorated for the holidays but well worth it in the end.
I usually get together with a few friends every year and we each make a Christmas project and teach each other how create our project. It's always a fun time and I was thinking why not try and make an ornament!
So here it is!!! I found a clear plastic ornament at my local dollar store. It was filled with tinsel which I removed and added my own assortment of sequences, gems mini ornaments and other odds and ends too!  Everything is hot glued inside the ornament and basically I dropped hot glue from the top of the opening and used a pencil to press all the parts and pieces into the glue. The image was rolled up and dropped into the ornament onto a bed of hot glue.  It was a little tricky but just played around with it until I liked the look. 

Thanks for peeking! Hope you get crafty and make an ornament for the tree :)

Think Snow! High Hopes Stamps

If you like it or not Winter is on it's way and if you live in my part of the world we had our first snow fall last night.  I haven't accepted this change in weather as of yet and taking my snowy / frozen clothes off the laundry line after work yesterday totally proves that!

 I love the designs in this stamp release. Many darling  details like the sweet candy canes in this Snowman's pocket. The tree  has added acrylic paint to give a soft and snowy look. Hot glued cotton to the base of the tree and an added star for the tree topper. 
The sentiment is from High Hopes from the snowman mini set found here
Thanks for peeking! Have a crafty rest of the week :)
Copic numbers... Y21,Y28,Y23,C1,C3,C5,C0,B41,YG61,YG63,YG67,R11,R21,R24,R26,E31,E33,E37,0

2015 Recipe Card Swap Update!

Just a quick update on the 2015 Christmas Recipe Card Swap for members without Facebook :) 

 Sunday will be the last day to get your recipe card completed. If your finding that you've lost track of the time or are running behind please let me know and I will work with you to get it completed 
I can be reached either by Facebook messenger or email 

We have had some participants receive their cards already. Here's a little peek...
This yummy creation made by Alma 

This vintage Beauty made by Sue :D

and some Wintery fun from Cheri :)

And this festive beauty from Dar!

We've had a few giveaways thanks to One Crazy Stamper Scrapbook Store 

Gingerbread house from High Hopes Stamps winner was Donna!!!

Mini prize pack winner was Alma

High Hopes Mr and Mrs Clause Stamp winner was Dar!!

Thanks for peeking and joining in on our 2015 Recipe Card Exchange. I will be sure to keep you posted with the other Recipe cards that arrive at their destination!

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Wasn't me -- High Hopes Stamps

 Hi there, It's Nat and I'm back again to share a little Christmas design using High Hopes Wasn't Me found here. 
I added cotton for  the snow and red gems in various sizes for the ornaments. The star that the mouse is holding was punched from one of those tiny mini punches. I love using white acrylic paint for a snowy look and I added that to the fence which I think pops against the Kraft paper. 
I have two cats so I know from experience this scene  is totally possible! I have pictures of my cats peeking out of the tree  getting into all sorts of trouble. 
We even tie down the tree with a piece of twine so the tree is not moved by our curious kitty's. Also no ornaments close to the bottom of the tree as that is just an inventation for a kitten play area!
This little guy is helping by picking up the ornaments and star to re-decorate!
Here's a little pic of my sweet  Margie  hanging out under the tree and yes that a bag of cat toys :D

Created with Copic marker #'s YG61,YG63,YG65,R11,R20,R22,R24,R27,E31,E33,E35

Thanks for peeking! Have a great week ahead and get crafting your own Christmas scene :)

Joy Ride -- High Hopes Stamps

Hi there. Can you believe another Wednesday is here! Time is flying by and Christmas will be here before you know it.
Happy Wednesday!! :)
I whipped up this fun design using High Hopes Joy Ride found here. This sweet stamp totally makes me smile! I could only wish to have such a festive ride! :)

Plaid has always been a favorite of mine at Christmas. I just love traditional elements.
Christmas red and green Stickles and Kraft paper were added to this design. The sentiment was created using pattern paper and twine. 
Thanks for peeking! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week!
Created with Copic #'w YG61,YG63,YG657,R20,R22,R11,R24,R27,,C1,C3,C5,B41,T1,T3,T5,E50,E21,Y21,Y28,E31,E33,E35
A quick picture of my local market at Christmas :D

High Hopes - Gingerbread Dreams

 Hi there and happy Wednesday. Okay I admit that maybe I got a little carried away this this tag. Honestly, I could not stop adding glitter, cotton and lots of other fun embellishments to this design!
 I'm excited to have this "Gingerbread House" stamp and I know it will be a Christmas favorite for years to come :D There's also a club pack currently offered from High Hopes a a fab price. Check it out here!! :)
The hilly details are made using candy canes and mint swirls just for fun! Oh and that little Gingerbread Man is a clay embellishment that's been hanging out in my craft room waiting for his new home :D
The sentiment " Gingerbread Dreams" is a High Hopes and a perfect companion to this Ginger house.
Thanks so much for peeking in and I hope your week is a crafty one!
Copic #'s  YG61,YG63,YG67,R81,R83,R85,E31,E33,E35,Y17,0,B91,B93B95

Jingle Bells - High Hopes Stamps

Hi there! I have a little card to share using the super super cute Snowy Couple from High Hopes..
I decided to keep the the colours on this card more muted while trying to make the reds the feature on this design :)
The sentiment is an all time fave of mine. Also from High Hopes.  Jingle Bells can be found here :)
 The added glitter is glued down with Glossy Accents.  I love using it on glitter as it sticks super good with little mess once dried.
The little dots of snow were created using a white Sharpie poster marker. This marker is more of a paint and pops against darker colours. 

I couldn't decide how to add the sentiment and always try to make it looks like it flows with the design. In this case little banners were created, shaped and hot glued into place.  I hope you have the Jingle Bells song in you head after looking at this card :D
Have a very crafty day :D
Copic #'s B0000,B00,W1,W3,W5,C1,C31CG1B21, R21,R20,Y21,Y28,R58

Recipe card Exchange update

Just wanted to provide and update on the Recipe Card Exchange for the participants that do not have Facebook and can not see the discussion in the Facebook Group.
We are doing a little mini giveaway for this stamp. One name will be drawn on Friday. 
I have another little mini giveaway to share smile emoticon Leave a comment between now and Friday November 6th to win this sweet stamp from High Hopes!!!
**Giveaway open to Recipe Card Participants** Just share your favorite Christmas memory or favorite thing that you love about Christmas!
I will have hubby draw one name next Friday as the winner. Looking forward to hearing from you smile emoticon
(If your name is picked and you already have this stamp just let me know and you can choose another) I will be stopping by One Crazy Stamper to pick up the stamp and prizes will be mailed after the Nov 22nd recipe card deadline).
How perfect would this stamp be on a cookie recipe card! grin emoticon
I'm checking in to say hello! smile emoticon Just a few reminders when creating your recipe card ...
recipe cards are the standard 4x6 inches
cards are to be mailed by November 22nd please.
Take a picture of the card you receive from your partner and post it to the group
Let us know when your package is mailed
Add a little treat to your package!! smile emoticon NOT REQUIRED but maybe make the package special. for example maybe one or two of the treats below!! : handmade card, some pretty papers, a button or two, pack of Christmas Stickers, twine or ribbon. Make your partner emoticon
Thanks for playing along!
Stay tuned I will be posting another little giveaway after dinner tonight
 Here's the video on the altered recipe cards.This might give some ideas 

Okay!! Hubby drew a name smile emoticon ........ Yahoo!! Cheryl
I will be sure to get this off to your asap.
A huge thank you to everyone for joining the swap. Please stop by for updates and maybe another mini giveaway next week! smile emoticon
Anytime you have questions let me know!
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High Hopes Carolers -- Merry Christmas globe

Hi there and happy Wednesday! 
I'm so glad to be back to share my little project with you :) 
I created a Snow globe using an old Jar and these sweet Carolers from High Hopes Stamps which can be found here
Added some fake snow, Christmas lights which have been air bushed with Copics , bottle brush trees and other odds and ends just for fun!
Thanks for peeking! Please check out my video for more details :)

Copic #s E000,E11,Y21,E31,E35,R81,R83,R85,YG61,YG63,YG67,C1,C31C51W1,W31W5,R20,YR00,

One Crazy Stamper -- Mr & Mrs Claus

What could be better than Christmas cookies, baked by Mrs Claus!! Love this stamp :)
Coloured with Copics , added pom poms, and a snowy hill for a Wintery Christmas design.
Thanks for peeking! Hope your getting  a head start on your Christmas Cards :)
Copic #s R11,R17,R22,R24,C1,C31,C51,R000,E11,YG61,YG63,YG67,E31,E35,Y21

High Hopes Club packs!

Just a quick post to share some exciting news from High Hopes Stamps....

For a limited time High Hopes will be offering Club Packs 30% off regular retails.  There available for a limited time only so be sure to check them out!  Here's a few examples of the packs offered and you can find more awesome designs here!

Thanks for peeking, have a great week ahead! :)

HO HO HO -- High Hopes Stamps

 Can you believe it's Nov 1st already?  It's time we get our Christmas Cards made and ready to mail!!
I've started to get busy making mine :)
 This Santa makes me smile, he's wearing his cool glasses and delivering gifts. I've added some reindeer to the house top and a little white paint for a snowy effect.
The fur on Santa's outfit is actually Halloween cobwebs. I was decorating the house when I thought I would try to use it! :)
Thanks for peeking! Christmas will be here before you know it!
Coloured with Copic# R11,R17,R21,R22,R27,E31,E35,C1,C3,C5,B21,E000,E11
High Hopes Santa Bob can be found here