Monday, December 16, 2013

Tree Hunting with ... Santa...?

Andrew and I took Ella "tree hunting" this past weekend, and I say "hunting" because we got ourselves a license to cut down a tree from the wild!

We thought it would be a Great Adventure...and it was...but it was sure a LOT harder than going to the U-Cut to find the perfect tree!

As we were wandering the forests of Squamish, I was reminded of this cutie patootie stamp by High Hopes, and wondered if we would stumble upon Santa and his best friend Rudolf along one of the trails.  I can only assume that Santa and Rudolf are indeed best friends, but when you look at this stamp, "Christmas Pals", you know it's true!
I used my favorite markers...TOMBOW of course, to colour in the image...
Red's 835 & 847, Brown's 899, 947, 842, & 977, Green's 177, 076, 027 & 126, neutral's  N57, N65, N35 & N15, Pink 761 and of course my Blender pen.

For the Fur and Wreath, I pounced on my colours instead of blending them, giving a true texture to the fur & foliage...

This is my FAVORITE stamp from the High Hopes Christmas Release, but I've had a sneak peek at the January Release, and if you love images that are cute and colourable, then these are the stamps for you!  Tell your local Scrapbook Shop that you love these stamps and they should get them in, because you know the BEST part...High Hopes is Canadian Made!

Here's the finished card!

For more samples made with High Hopes stamps, be sure to check out the blog!  Their Design Team is AWESOME!

Merry Christmas!
Jessie (and Andrew & Ella)

Monday, October 21, 2013

High Hopes...

I'm VERY excited to tell you guys about a Canadian Stamp Company that I was just introduced while I was in Ontario last month...They are High Hopes Rubber StampsThey have a HUGE selection of images to choose from and you would be hard pressed not to find something you loved!

The Design Team posts their weekly challenges on Facebook every Tuesday so be sure to check out their work, they are amazing!  If you like what you see, and want to order a particular stamp, check out One Crazy Stamper as she stocks it all and ships super quick!  I am speaking with a few local stores to see about carrying the High Hopes line, so be sure to let YOUR favorite shop know that you think High Hopes Stamps are awesome!

ANNNDDDD, if that weren't enough...Guess who is a Guest High Hopes Diva...ME!  Whoo Hoo, so here is my first card for the "Embossed" challenge...
Being that this blog started out with my Dreamweaver Stencils Design Team, it seemed only fitting that my first High Hopes card would incorporate my favorite Stencils!

I used Spellbinder Craft Foil in Red, Stamped the High Hopes Santa stamp on the back and hand embossed with my stylus (well, with Sheryll's stylus as I had forgotten mine at home, thanks Sheryll!).  I then used a paper stomp to transfer the stencil image to the background, sanded with a sanding block and mounted it all together!

This Santa is a little different than the other High Hopes samples you will see, but that's sort of why I did him that fact, as I upload more of my High Hopes samples, my plan is to incorporate different techniques to show you how you can look at ALL your stamps in a whole new light...

So, let's have some fun, shall we...

Scatter Joy!

Thursday, October 17, 2013


I'm SOOOO excited to announce that I am officially a Viva Decor Certified Instructor!  And there is NO ONE who loves their products more!

I mean, how many of you have already asked me if I work for them, because I use their Inka Gold so much!?

There are a few new Inka Gold classes that I'm doing around BC this Christmas Season, here's one of the cards I'm doing for Country Lane in Surrey...
We'll be using the new Pastel Colours, and instead of the usual dark background, I kept the samples light and "snowy"....

These cards are gorgeous in person (if I DO say so myself) so I hope to see you all in class!

Scatter Joy!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Hello Again!

It's been a crazy year, and I have so many techniques to post, that I better get a move on!  I have a few announcements to make as well, but tonight I'm just going to whet your whistle!
This is a card we're making in class this week at Making Memories on Hastings.  It's the Faux Linen technique and it's one of my favorites!  The background started as plain old glossy cardstock, but with gorgeous background stamps from Impression Obsession (Snowflakes and Paint Splotches) we created an effect that mimics real Linen. 

This technique is perfect for Masculine cards, All Occasions cards (just change the stamps) AND scrapbook pages...ohhh my mind's a flutter!

Stay Tuned for more techniques here on the site, but also check out my YouTube Channel, for video Tutorials...
Scatter Joy!