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Happy Retirement Bros!


Sharing some cards that I made for my 2 brothers who both retired recently.

My older brother was a Fireman for many years and worked his way up to being a Captain. My younger brother worked for the Ontario Provincial Police Force (OPP) in various roles and became a Sergeant.  My brother in the OPP worked with forensics and we used to ask him how much of what we saw in TV shows was actually real. He thought it was amazing at how fast they could solve a crime and wishes it was that easy! LOL!

I am very happy for them both, but jealous at the same time. LOL!

I decided to make them both very simple cards and to do them both the same only changing the colours to match their professions. The red is for the fireman and the blue is for the police officer.

To make the cards I used various Tim Holtz inks to create my own background on a 5.25″ x 4.25″ background using the sentiment from Your Next Stamp –  Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709. Next I coloured in both of the images with Copic markers the same and then coloured in one background in various reds and the other in blues.

Next I used my Cuttlebug to die cut  Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) – (Your Next Stamp) and then embossed the sentiment using the same stamp set as above. I then attached the image to the die cut and popped it up with some 3M VHB – 2 sided tape.

On the inside of the card, I used Your Next Stamp – Cool Tees – CYNS714 for the image and sentiment. Again I coloured up both images to represent their professions. Showing the inside of the 2 cards below.

Unfortunately, I still have to work for a little while longer! LOL! But, someday, my day for retirement will also come.

Congratulations to my 2 brothers, you both worked hard, sometime with long periods away from your families and and now you both deserve some time to enjoy life. Have fun!

Card Recipe:

Stamps and Sentiments: Photo Booth Thumbs UP – CYNS709 (Your Next Stamp), Cool Tees – CYNS714 (Your Next Stamp)

Die Cut: Photo Booth Polaroid die (YNSD735) (Your Next Stamp)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz – Barn Door, Tim Holtz – Fired Brick, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Aged Mahagony, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Festive Berries, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Blueprint Sketch, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Faded Jeans, TIm Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, White cardstock

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Miscellaneous Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Copic Markers for Colouring in images:

Cat: W9, W7, W5

Dog: E18, E17, E15, E13

Policeman background: B29, B28, B24

Fireman background: R59, R37, R35

Both of my brothers loved their cards and I hope that you do too!

Snow Yummy!


It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are continuing to celebrating Christmas. This little snowman is enjoying his hot tub of warm cocoa outdoors in the snow. I’m sure he’s feeling so refreshed! LOL!

I stamped the image Snow Yummy (S182) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps), coloured it in with Copics and then fussy cut around it. You can’t see it in this photo, but I added glitter on the big snowflake too. I then embossed the background and popped up the die cut of the big mug with some pop-up tape. Lastly, I popped up the image as well and then finished off the card with the sentiment Holiday All Year (H200) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) which I heat embossed onto some shiny blue cardstock.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Snow Yummy (S182) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment: Holiday All Year (H200) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Chipped Sapphire, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso, Versamark

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – You Deserve A Break

Embossing Folder: Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Wintery Frame EF-076

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, American Crafts – Jack Frost, Hot Buy Craft Smart – Holiday Glitz Glitter Paper 12″ x 12″, Crafter’s Companion Luxury Glitter Cardstock – Navy Blue PackCrafter’s Companion Luxury Glitter Cardstock – Navy Blue Pack

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Mug: B39, B37, B34, B32

Hat and Scarf: C10, C8, C6, C4, R59, R37, R35

Nose: E15, YR18, YR16, YR12

Buttons, Eye Brows: C10, C8, C6

Snowman and Marshmallows: BV20, C1, B000, Colorless Blender

Hot Chocolate: E29, E27, E25, E123

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the
High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Raccoon Gift


Welcome High Hopes Rubber Stamps Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and this month at High Hopes Rubber Stamps we are celebrating Christmas starting off with a brand new release. YAY!!!  This week, I used Raccoon Gift (RLF003)Snowglobe (ULF002)Evergreen Tree 1 (HLF001), Evergreen Tree 2 (HLF002) and Sm. Christmas Script (F051) for the sentiment.

I also used the Snow Globe class taught by Alyce from Kit and Clowder for inspiration for colouring the snow globe.

Card Recipe:

High Hopes Rubber Stamps: Raccoon Gift (RLF003), Snowglobe (ULF002), Evergreen Tree 1 (HLF001), Evergreen Tree 2 (HLF002)

Sentiment: Sm. Christmas Script (F051) (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Recollections – Cards and Envelopes – “Frost”

Die Cuts: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Snowflakes

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Tools: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Cuttlebug

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Globe Base: E49, E47, E45, E43, E41

Glass: B91, BG10, B00, B000, Colorless Blender

Snow: BG000, B60, Colorless Blender, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen, Spectrum Noir – Sparkles – Crystal Clear

Trees: G99, YG67, YG17, G21, E55, E57, E59

Raccoon: C10, C8, C5, C3, C1, C0, W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, R30, R01, Colorless Blender

Scarf: BG18, BG15, BG13

Gift: R59, R37, R35, Pental Sunburst Metalic Med Gel Pen

Ribbon: E15, YR24, Y35, Y18

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the High Hopes blog, and the High Hopes Rubber Stamps Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on
Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Merry Christmas Eh!


Welcome One Crazy Stamper Fans!

It’s Wednesday, and today is the last day of the month for One Crazy Stamper celebrating Christmas in July with High Hopes Rubber Stamps.  This week, I decided to combine Canadian Christmas Greeting (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) with the background papers and perfect Canadian sentiment from PhotoPlay, “Oh What Fun, EH?” LOL!

Card Recipe:

Stamp:  Canadian Christmas Greeting (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Sentiment and Background Papers: Photo Play – O Canada Christmas by Becky Fleck, Crafts Glitter Cardstock – 02-3068425

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card

Snowy Ground: WOW! White Puff Embossing Powder

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – More Stitched Circles

Inks: (Image) Memento – Tuxedo Black, (Edging) Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Salty Ocean, VersaMarker, VersaMark

Tools: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Heat Embossing Tool

Coloured with Copic Markers:

Moose: E29, E27, E25, E23, Sakura Glaze – Black

Wreath and Holly: G28, G14, G07

Beaver: E39, E37, E35, E33, Sakura Glaze – Black

Beard: C2, Colourless Blender

Belt: Black, C10, C9, C7, C3, C2

Baubles: B29, B28, B24, B21, Wink of Stella – Clear

Bow, Hat, Tambourine: C3, R39, R29, R27, R24

Candy Cane: C3, R39, R29, R27, R24, Wink of Stella – Clear

Bells: C3, C2, Wink of Stella – Clear

Sky: B04, B02, B00, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Gelly Roll Sakura #8 Pen

Hat Trim: Stickles – Star Dust

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the One Crazy Stamper blog, and the One Crazy Stamper Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

Have A Gear-ific Day!


Hello There Everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the digi stamps from “Birthday Silly Robot – Kadoodle Bug Designs“. These silly robots are gearing up to wishing a special someone an amazing birthday.

For the front of the card, I used Darice Embossing Essentials – SteamPunk Gears and some metallic shiny silver paper. Next, I added in some gears that I made by cutting out some thin cardboard pieces using Spellbinders – Die D-Lites – Gears and then rubbing Inka Gold – Copper 903 over them. I coloured in the robots and then fussy cut around both of them. I also fussy cut around each of the sentiments that I stamped and embossed.

For the inside of my card, I added in a few more gears around the image.

 

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Birthday Silly Robot – Kadoodle Bug Designs

Sentiment Stamps: Robotastic – Jaded Blossom

Embossing Folder: Darice Embossing Essentials – SteamPunk Gears

Miscellaneous: Inka Gold – Copper 903

Die Cut: Spellbinders – Die D-Lites – Gears

Inks:  Versa Fine – Onyx Black, VersaMark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail, Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Coloured with Copic Markers listed below:

Robots: C10, C9, C8, C7, C5, C3, C1, 100, Y19, Y17, Y13, R19, R27, R24

Cake: BG07, BG05, BG02, Y08,  E29, E25, E23, B06, B04, B02, B01, Y11, Y08, Y06, Y24, Y17

Present: BG07, BG05, BG02

Ribbon: B29, B28, B24

Balloons: V06, V05, V04, V01, G17, G14, YG41, G00, YG23, YG21

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Robotastic great day!

Happy Birthday Bear


Hi There Everyone!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made using the stamps and sentiments from YNS Honey Bear (Your Next Stamp)! I thought this little bear was super adorable and would make a great card for one my friends that loves honey!!!

 

For the honeycomb corner, I used some watercolour paper and a mixture of Tim Holtz inks. Then I used the Honeycomb Corner die cut to cut it out and again went over that area with a mixture of inks to create the honey colour effect.

Card Recipe:

Stamp and Sentiment:  YNS Honey Bear

Die Cuts:  Memory Box – Honeycomb Corner; Creative Expression Craft Dies by Sue Wilson – Double Pierced Squares

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Wild Honey, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Rusty Hinge, Versamark

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail embossing powder

Embellishments: Buttons Galore & More – Spring Fling Collection – SF100 Busy Bees

Copic markers were used to colour in this image.

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Yellow Cardstock, Strathmore Bristol

Miscellaneous: Cuttlebug, MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool

I was also so excited when I received the e-mail from Jackie letting me know that my card was accepted for the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. It was my first time ever entering any of my cards so I thought it was awesome. It can be found on page 126 of the Summer 2019 magazine.

 

 

 

Also entered into https://craftymilka.blogspot.com/2019/05/to-bee-or-not-to-bee-blog-hop.html.

 

 

Have a Honey of a Day!


Welcome OCS Fans!

Today is Wednesday and I’m back to share this adorable little bear thoroughly enjoying his honey! The stamp I’m featuring today is called Favourite Honey Bear (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) and the sentiment is Honey of a Day (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)!

He’s having a “Honey of a Day” and I hope you do too!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Favourite Honey Bear (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) – S500, Honey of a Day (High Hopes Rubber Stamps) – G061

Copic Markers:

Bear: E79, E37, E35, E33, E31, E53, E51, E50, R22, R20, R01

Honey and Jar: Y38, Y18, Y17, Y35, YR21, Y11, R27, RR4

Flowers: BV04, BV01, BV000, Y35, YR21, Y11, G17, G14, G07

Inks: Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink – Broken China, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Mowed Lawn, Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Ground Espresso, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Wild Honey, emento – Tuxedo Black, Versamark

Embossing Powder: Ranger Embossing Powder White – Extra Fine Detail

Die Cuts: Lawn Fawn – Grassy Hillside Borders, My Creative Time -Stitched Squares Inside and Out, My Creative Time – Scalloped Stitched Oval Dies

Background Paper: Bee Digital Paper – DigitalDesignsand Art, Pebbles – “Home Grown” 6 x 6 in. (15.2 cm x 15.2 cm), Momenta – Cardstock, Recollections – Brown

You can find lots of inspiration from the Design Team Divas at the One Crazy Stamper blog, and the One Crazy Stamper Facebook Fan page plus you can also follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.