Hoppy Valentines

Last week I was stamping Happy Hopper images for my friend Lori and I came across this Happy Hopper stamp (Hoppy Valentines) that I totally forgot I purchased (a regular occurrence here). I need to find a way to organize all my wooden stamps that aren’t sets. Currently I have them grouped by company in acrylic picture frames: House Mouse, Happy Hoppers, Inky Antics, Great Impressions, Penny Black and Other. I would like to keep them by company… maybe find a way to organize them by theme?! How do you organized your loose wooden stamps and if you organize by themes, what themes do you use?

Anyway, this is the card I sent to my friend along with the images, Chocolate Heart 02. I wanted my image to have a scalloped border and I didn’t have a rectangle punch… only a square. I punched out two squares and pieced them together to fit my image and the seam line is hardly noticeable. For the Hoppy Valentines card I added Stickles to give it some sparkle. I added Frosted Lace to the bunny tail and Diamond to the hearts along the candy box… I LOVE sparkle. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and thanks for reading. - Jovi

Stamps: Hoppy Valentines (Happy Hoppers) ~ Paper: Maraschino (Bazzill), Blush (CTMH), White, Maybe Baby Collection (daisyd’s) ~ Ink: Noir Palette ~ Other: Diamond Stickles, Frosted Lace Stickles, Rose Grosgrain (SU), Silver Button Brad (Making Memories), Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol

Stamps: Chocolate Heart 02 (House Mouse) ~ Paper: Maraschino (Bazzill), Sweet Leaf (CTMH), White, Sparkle Crazy 4U (Cloud Nine Designs) ~ Ink: Noir Palette ~ Other: Cranberry Organdy (CTMH), White Gel Pen (Sakura), Square Scalloped Punch, Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol


  1. your cards are so gorgeous. In answer to your question about organizing stamps, I dont' know if there's any right way to do it. I have all my House Mouse stamps in acrylic boxes together, I keep all the Penny Black, A Muse, WhipperSnapper, etc. together. That way if I see a sample and they tell the stamp company at least I MIGHT be able to locate it. Again, I said MIGHT be able to locate it. I am continually finding stamps that I didn't know I had. That's fun too though. Jackie

  2. Jovi, I officially crown you the royal Queen of House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and soon to be Gruffies images. Your coloring is always spectacular and your layouts of your cards perfectly coordinated and designed. These are no exception! Love 'em!

    I prefer woodmounted stamps and I organize mine by company as well as by theme. For stamp companies that I have many stamps for (such as the House Mouse et. al.) they have entire shelves devoted especially for them no matter what the theme or season. I also have a Christmas, Autumn, Flower, sentiment Easter, and special stamps shelves. I have a LOT of shelves but I like to see them and be able to know right where to find them. It works for me. My acrylics are in CD cases marked by company and type.

    ~ Jennifer

  3. I agree with Jennifer You should get and award for House Mouse,I aw and ooooo everytime I see them. I really like your dp on the second card!! TFS your wonderful talent Jovi!!!

  4. Michelle (MilwaukeeMommy)February 15, 2008 at 11:34 AM

    Adorable images & card! I have no advice as I also have my wood mounted in acrylic frames according to company. My rule, though, is that nothing gets put away until it sees ink at least once!! Otherwise I *will* forget about it, & I'll probably buy another one, lol!!

  5. I have the same valentine mouse stamp! I love stamping too. Funny how we riding chickz think alike!

  6. Wow!!..I love these cards...they are so Cute and Gorgeous!!..love your Fabulous coloring, papers, glitter...everything!!
    I'm not much help with the organizing...I use cheap rectangle plastic containers...place the stamps 2-3 high inside and by company...then stack them up on top of each other...Ila :)

  7. Thought in head: Don't tell Jovi that you are jealous of her colouring.

    Oops! I said it out loud! :P Amazing job as always, Jovi and I really appreciate your comments on my cards at the Shack. Sorry it's been awhile since I've commented; I am now feeding you so I hope to post more.