Friday, June 23, 2017

You Got This!

Hello High Hopes Fans!

I have a fun and sassy card to share with you today.
I made this for one of the girls at work who moved to another department in the company.

I colored her with Prisma color pencils and blended the color with gamsol and blending stumps.
(Orange, spring green, majenta, light umber, pink, blue, canary yellow)

The sentiment is Don't Worry.
The paper is Doodle Bug Designs.

The ribbon is Creative Impressions.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.

We appreciate you stopping by to check out our inspiration!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Butterfly Ride

It is hot as heck this week in California and the Stampendous team are trying to keep cool!

For my card today I used Butterfly Ride by House Mouse Designs.

This cutie pie looks super cool!

  1. Fold an 11 x 4 1/4" panel of cardstock in half to create a card base.
  2. Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" of patterned paper apart and adhere to the card.
  3. Add ribbon.
  4. Stamp the image on a white panel and color with pencils.
  5. Use the picaso stencil to sponge clouds on the image.
  6. Cut the image into a circle panel keeping the butterfly and tail "out of the circle".
  7. Back the image circle with a larger yellow circle panel and then a larger orange circle panel.
  8. Adhere to card.
  9. Stamp sentiment on a white panel with black ink.
  10. Back the panel with a slightly larger green panel and adhere to the card.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Home Sweet Home

So excited that there is a new die set being released from The Stamps of Life today!

It matches this classic stamp set, houses4us.

Here is a card I created using the Houses4us and the matching dies and the Basic step up die set.

This die and stamp set is perfect for so many occasions.
Congrats on your home, thanks for you hospitality....endless..

Want to see more?
Go check out the houses4us gallery!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Enjoy Your Day!

It's summer time for sure!

Just got back from NY and am enjoying my California summer time weather 100% more than last weeks NY summer weather...maybe it's the lack of 100% humidity!

Regardless of your summer weather, if you are having warm temps a frozen Popsicle will make it better!  Just look how much fun these little mice are having with theirs.

This image is Ice Pop Treat by House Mouse Designs.

I colored the image with Prisma colored pencils and blended with gamsol and blending stumps.

The background was created with regular embossing paste and the Paint Splats stencil.
Once dry I sponged pink ink on the design.

The ribbon is from Creative Impressions.
The sentiment is Enjoy your Day.

Check out the Stampendous Blog for more Summer Inspiration!

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Ute!

Yesterday was my friend Ute's  birthday!

I am in NY this week but I made her card and got it to her before she left.
She is a stamping buddy so there is always a little more pressure to make an amazing card and I am pretty happy with how this one turned out!

I created an easel card with a new Art Impressions stamp set.

This is Giant Cake Set.
Here is how the card looks when it is closed up and ready to mail.
I colored the image with colored pencils 

The paper is Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.
The ribbon is from Creative Impressions.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampendous!

I am excited to get back home so we can celebrate with some cake...and wine.

Happy Birthday Ute!

See you soon!


Friday, June 16, 2017

My Boy is getting Married!

Happy Friday High Hopes Fans!

I have a special card to share today featuring Just Married.

We are in the middle of wedding season and this is the perfect stamp to have on hand.

I made this card for my son Garret who is marrying his college sweetheart tomorrow in NY!

I chose the colors for this card based on their wedding colors.
I colored these cuties with Prisma colors.
(Parma Violet, True Blue, peach, pink, canary yellow, process Red, black, silver)

The trim is from May Arts Ribbon,
I used Spellbinder classic square and classic scallop edge square dies.
The flowers are from Recollections (Michael's).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thank you Circle

Stephanie has a new fun die that she released today at The Stamps of LIfe!

You can't see if on the front of my card...these are the fun fishy's from this months club set, fish2stamp.

On the inside of the card is the cool new Drop in die.

I make a lot of thank you cards so I know this one will get a lot of use!

Here is a little closer look.
The die comes with 3 dies-the one that pops it out, the Thank you circle and the background circle.

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