April 26, 2011

Oh so pretty Daisy !

OH boy,I'm having a real good day.I've been so distracted with so many things that I almost forgot my post for today.My appologies girls!
Today over at Scrap-Creations our Challenge theme is FLOWERS.Let's see them in your image,on your papers and even on your card.We ALL love flowers so this will be an easy challenge.

Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps.I have used CeeCee Daisy on my card.My papers are by
 We R Memory Keepers.LOOOOVE this line.

So pretty.My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.Also the adorable leaves die cut is from Sizzix.I've added glitter to the wings.Yep gotta use glitter..LOL

Hope you like....Happy Creating.Please do join ! !


April 25, 2011

Attention.....**** BLOG CANDY*****

                                                          Just a quick Note..

To those who are wishing to enter in my blog candy...please enter your name in linky at the end of the post.Those just commenting will NOT be entered to win. Although thank you for the comments,they are very much appreciated.

For those who do not have a blog,please use my blog address for the URL.Then your name and email address to follow.

April 24, 2011

Bottom's Up...

I hope you all had a great Easter weekend.It's time for a new challenge at Craft Your Passions.This week we have a fab sponsor...STITCHY BEAR DESIGNS featuring images from Stitchy bear,Floppy Latte and Reeses Scrap Pieces.
Now our theme is SHOW US YOUR LAYERS....that's right layer it up baby.

I love to layer.I think it adds dimension and a whole different look.My card features "Drink Responsibly". Sure a martini in one hand and tea in another ..ahhaaaahaaaa.I've used DCWV Lace paper ,bright and funky..love it..Do check out the rest of the DT's card featuring other images. Oh and of course feel free to join in the fun!!You could win some goodies from Stitchy Bear designs Stamp store!

Happy Creating


PS Don't forget to enter into my blogaversary candy!!

April 19, 2011

Bunnies , Bears and Balloons OH MY !


It's time for another challenge here at High Hopes Stamps.
We want to see BUNNIES,BEARS or BALLOONS.  Or you could get creative and use all. LOL.  I used bunnies as you can see.With Easter right around the corner,I thought I'd ink up these cuties. How easy to color up if you leave the bunnies white.

Now I'm not sure what it is but I wasn't entirely happy with this card. I'll stare at it for awhile and figure it out.It'll come to me.But I hope you have better luck coming up with some cute creations yourself.

Happy Creating


A Tiddly Creation

It's a new challenge at Scrap-Creations. Our theme this week is "Digital Images". Let's see those digis. We are being sponsored this week with Tiddly Inks. What adorable images ! !
 I am using Annies heart.  I was able to use this week's sketch over at Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. They have some fabulous sketches. My patterned papers are from Echo Park. These a great for spring.I hope you can join us this week ! !

Thanks for stopping by....


April 18, 2011

You Rock

I hope you all had a very creative weekend.Thanks good,let's hope those juices are still flowing to play along in this week's challenge at Craft Your Passion.

This week our challenge theme is YOU'VE BEEN SPOTTED(USE DOTS).
The team has been sponsored this week by Lauretta's Digital Stamps and Coco Dingo. My image is from Coco Dingo.It's was a little bit of a thinker to come up with dots.I added dotted ribbon and also added little silver dots around the guitar image.I also took some music crepe ribbon from Tattered Angels and sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
Hope you like and can join us ! !


April 17, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Well maybe not so much here..Mother Nature has graced us with snow.Not sure who made her mad,but maybe an apology would be nice lol.
I just adored this bunny,he's just so stinkin'cute.Such love for a carrot.LOL.Reminds me of my daughter,she's loooves carrots.
I forgot to take a close up/side view of the butterflies.They have two layers to them so the wings stick out.I made the antennas with pearl strings(sorry cannot remember the actual name)but they are from floral accents.And my ribbon is actually three different ribbons tied in a bow.Love that look...yep I'll be doing that again.
Here's the inside........

I am entering this card into just a few challenges...

 Stamps R Us-Easter themed
A Spoonful of Sugar-All creatures great and small

Thanks for stopping by...


April 15, 2011

Sunshine & Smiles

Hello Friday ! !I bet a lot of you are very excited to see the weekend.I am too but I'd be more excited to see some nice weather here.It's windy,cold...trying to rain or snow.Not sure which but just not spring weather.

So I thought this image was fitting to put with this sentiment.Yes that's what I'm doing is dreaming.Anyhoo this image is from Lili of the Valley.I'm kinda in love with these bunnies!!The sentiment is also from Lili of the Valley.The patterned papers are from Bo Bunny Gabrielle.LOOOOOVE this line.So pretty.

Well hope your weather is warm and fabulous for you this weekend.

April 14, 2011

An award ...

My friend and fellow teammate Carla was kind enough to give me an award. How sweet is that?? Thanks hun you're the best!!
Now the rules to follow this:
There are rules after receiving this reward:

        1.-Thank the person who sent it to you.
        2.-Tell 7 things about yourself
        3.-Send this reward to 15 bloggers

Ok So 7 things about me....hmmmm

-My friends are VERY important to me.
-My obsession with scrapbook supplies is border line hoarding.lol
-I have a lot of cats
-I am scared of heights
-I can take lazy to a whole new level.
-I LOVE Chai tea
-I hate summer...I'm a fall girl

Now onto my list of blogs I'd like to pass this award on......in no particular order.


And a little something I wanted to share with ya...I came across these jars at Wal-Mart.I thought they would be fab to store my flowers.....Big enough mouth to reach in and grab.Not to mention,pretty to stare at...

Thanks for stopping by..


April 13, 2011

Happy 2nd Blogaversary !

                                 Yeah!! The countdown is over.My 2ND Blogaversary has arrived.Wow it has been a fabulous 2 years.Many hits ,followers and 5 design teams later....Whew this has been a whirlwind experience for me.I am so lucky to have the best "blog" friends and the best teammates.

As a thank you,I am offering TWO prizes,of course for two years.Here's what ya gotta do: 

-Please spread the news to your friends or post the picture below with a link to THIS post on your blog.

-Enter your name in the link below. 1 entry per person please.

-Please check back here May 2nd when I will announce the winners.This candy ends May 1st midnight.

-If you WISH to follow please do so...I hope that you enjoy what you see.(not necessary for draw)


 Assorted embellishments Making Memories...
Assorted  Prima & Crate Paper patterned paper

Assorted new High Hopes Rubber Stamps...


Assorted embellishments and High Hopes Rubber stamps....

Good Luck everyone ! !And


April 12, 2011

Going Grey with a sketch

It's Tuesday...Time for another challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.
But first I'd like to tell you that 17 years ago today my first little girl was born.I cannot even begin to imagine that it has been 17 years.Well it kinda makes me feel OLD.lol.But I am so proud of what a beautiful and intelligent woman my baby has become.Yep she'll always be my little baby.! ! So Happy Birthday Courtney..I love you! !

So onto our challenge this week...It's a sketch.I just love working with sketches.There are so many possibilities! I actually turned mine upside down.This week our sponsor is Wink Wink Ink.They have kindly offered a GC for the prize to a lucky participant.

I worked with felling blue bird...he's so cute.As  you can see with the sketch,not only did I turn it,I replaced the bow with flowers.I thought afterwards that I could have even put a sentiment there.So many possibilities..

Hope you join us this week,Good Luck ! !


April 11, 2011

And the WINNERS ARE............

 Hello everyone.I first want to say thanks to everyone for joining us for High Hopes newest release and Blog Hop.I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing more creations with this fab release.

And now the random winners of the Blog Hop...
From Tanya's Blog - Renkata

From Jeanne's Blog - Jan Farnworth

and from Anna's Blog - Sandra

Please contact Lacey at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address so that she can arrange your prize for you!!

Congratulations, ladies and thanks for celebrating our release with us!!
Don't forget our "For the Boys Challenge" is still going through next Monday.

And High Hopes Challenge Blog will be back tomorrow with a new Tutorial featuring Debby.Your not gonna want to miss that!!

Two by Two....

              Whew this has been a busy week for me,I hope your keeping up.lol.If not just keep scrolling down...So onto another challenge at Craft Your Passions. This week the team has been sponsored by Ellephantastic.They provided us with these adorable images which made it easy for this week's theme.

                                                        The theme is TWO BY TWO.
So of course I have the Mr and Mrs,as well as TWO patterned papers,TWO flowers,TWO ribbons,TWO brads,TWO chipboard hearts...wow I feel like Noah's Ark of cardmaking.LOL

And here's the inside.........I wish I could remember where this stamp came from but it's not in my head right now.It may still come to me later..lol.But I wouldn't count on it.haaahaa.

Hope you like.Please do join in the fun !
Thanks for stopping by,

April 10, 2011

It's not a card ! !

Yes,I was getting a little bored with cards.I hadn't made something other than a card in awhile.It felt good.When I saw this picture frame from Kaisercraft ,I got excited to play with it.Yep I went to the hilt with embellies!!Hope you like and there's some close ups as well.

I am entering this project into these challenges:

The ABC Challenge-R is for ROSES 
Tuesday Throwdown-Spring themed
Inky Impressions-Die Cut              
(frame has die cut patterned paper)


April 09, 2011

Creative Accents April Challenge

Good morning ladies.I hope your feeling inspired.Today the "seriously creative team" has created some fabulous projects to help you get motivated for the April challenge.Now we were given a photo and asked to create.
This is what I came with....oh before we get to that...silly me.How about I mention some prizes!?If you wanna see go and check out Creative Accents "NEW" Challenge blog.We wanted a place for you to go to and not only get inspired but hopefully enough to participate.Which leads me to the prize.The pic is posted their,while your there, check out Tara,Julie and Leslea's projects.

The links to the rest of the team is posted there as well.Be sure to stop by each one and give them some lovin'. As well as an introduction of our guest designer...if your interested,be sure to read those details as well.
OK onto my project.....I used Fairy Kiki from Stampavie for my card.I colored her with copics and even added some stickles to her wings.The patterned paper is from Basic Grey's Kioshi line.Great for Easter,spring or even baby.
I bet you'd like to see what gave me this inspiration...here ya go.

Are those tags fabulous!! Now I would love to see what you come up with.Oh...are you interested in doubling your chances of winning??Then all you have to do is use a tag somewhere on your project.Like I said this will allow you to enter twice,it's not mandatory but hey giver' a try.You might like what you come up with.

Happy fun and get Creative !  !


April 06, 2011

Day 3 and Release Day ! !

Well your excitement must be justa bubblin' at the top ! ! Yah ! ! ! It's here... High Hopes Rubber Stamp's day 3 of sneak peaks and Blog hop.Now if you'd like to start from the top ...well you're here ! !

 Don't forget to leave some lovin' on each DT members blog.A random commenter will win a prize.We've got some fabulous prizes...yep new images for you. Also our "Spread the Word" candy is still open til Saturday.

So on to my card....I'm using Laurie's image "Kitty with flower" and "Happy Birthday" sentiment. I also used the new Basic Grey "Hello luscious" papers...yummy.Very fun ,bright cheery summer papers.

Close up of Flower that I had 3D'd....hee hee such a cute kitty.
So it'd time to hop off to my fab teamate Sirpa...
Don't forget if you'd like to do some shopping,these new images are available at High Hopes website as well as our Divas Stores.The list of links could be found here.
Enjoy all the sneek peaks and Thanks for stopping by ! !

PS Next week I'm gonna have some Blog Caaaandy!!LOL


Graphicat Blog Hop Winners

Yes We have winners for you ! ! First thank you for joining us on Graphicat Designs first hop and Grand Opening.We do hope you enjoyed yourselves.I bet there is some digi's on your wish list right now ! ! Onto the winners........

Now the winners chosen from each blog are: 

Winning  of ONE digi image of your choice

From Cheri's Blog ~ #25 Laura O'Donnell

From Eulanda's Blog ~ #15 Jennifer

From Chris's Blog ~ #25 Craftin Granny

From Tara's Blog ~ #2 Carol

From Carla's Blog ~ #22 Jacueline

From Tanya's Blog ~ #14 Sarah

From Shelley's Blog ~ #3 Michelle B

 Next the winner from Cheri's Blog : Winner of 3 images of your choice

Congratulations to #13 ~ Elaine

And the winner of a pkg of Copic paper is  Michelle B.



April 05, 2011

Day 2 Sneaky Peaky

Yaaaahh!! It's Day 2...And it's all about the DRAGONS ! ! ! Yep I just love Dustin's dragon's..shocker huh!? How do you not ?They are so adorable.For all you dragon lover's your gonna love this release.Now onto my card...This may be a little risk-ay for some.I hope you like humour.Introducing Pull My Finger..It can so be used on a man's card or even boys.Now the Flame is seperate but could be placed elsewhere.heeeheee.

Now the there is a sentiment that I placed on the inside but I add the next.."old fart" bit.And yes Momma stamped crooked,really couldn't fix it.But hey this card has a little cockeyed humour..so...

See ya again tommorow for the Blog Hop and prizes  ! !  !  ! ! !


April 04, 2011


Hi Everyone.Welcome to a new Challenge and  Day 1 Sneek Peaks of High Hopes Stamps .We will be having 3 days of sneak peaks,but on DAY 3 there will be a blog hop to celebrate the new release.And what's better than celebrating with prizes? ?So make sure to visit each and every DT member and comment cause you'll never know.....you may win ! !

So onto our challenge....the theme is "FOR THE BOYS".
Also reminder to use HIGH HOPES images in order to qualify for the prize.

I have used this adorable robot holding a cupcake.How cute is that.If your a fan of robots for those boys then your gonna love this release.Check out the rest of the teams projects for more inspiration.I have used My Mind's Eye paper collection "Robots" for this card.Those stars are chipboard from that collection as well.I added white dots with my gel pen.
And here's the inside......
Hope you enjoyed..see you tommorow for another peaky!!


New Design Team..& Challenge

Today I get to give you the news of my being on another Design Team.I have joined
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenges. I am so honoured to be joining Kristen and her team.
She has some fabulous challenges...so speaking of ,here is my card for this weeks challenge.
The theme this week is PICK 3 -Ribbon, flowers,Pearls, Glitter,
Buttons, Charm. This week's sponsor is Heart Song Designs.I used this adorable image called Best Friends.I colored them up with copics.The patterned paper (I believe)is from Echo Park.

Be sure to stop by and check out the rest of the team.Hopefully it inspires you to create something as well.Happy Creating and thanks for stopping by!!

Craft Your Passion Challenge

Happy Monday.It's that time...Craft Your Passion's Challenge.This week is sponsored by

         Mami Doodles + Digital Delights By Louby Lou + The Charm Barn + Crafter's Companion
Our challenge theme is ANYTHING GOES.
For my card today I have used an image from Digital Delights by Louby Lou.She has some fabulous images.You must check her out ! ! I had a blast using this mouse.I'm sure a few of us may have felt or even ended up like this??!?! HeeeHeee.Right .....like we'd admit to it without "video" evidence!!

So as you can see I have added some diamond glaze to the glass as well as some stickles to the "drink".I'd like to think of it as pink champagne maybe? I even added some stickles to the bubbles and the tag sentiments,which are also from Digital Delights.One of the tags are even blank so you could print out and stamp whatever sentiment you'd like on it.Those little black dots are Ranger's black glossy accents.

Hope you like and come join us.
So come on..... "Ink it up and Link it up".
Happy Creating !


April 03, 2011

Graphicat Design Blog Hop

Good Morning Ladies.I hope you all are enjoying a day snuggled in your pajamas with a good cup of coffee.Now as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago I joined Graphicat's Design Team and today we are kicking off April's challenge with a blog hop and some sneeky peeky images. :)
Now if you need to start at the begining go here.Cheri is your first stop...and if you've already been hopping along.You may have heard about the ENORMOUSLY TALENTED Cheri owner of Graphicat Designs or you've already fallen in love with her creations.Either way your in for a treat.! !

Onto my card,I have featured this cute little kitty.Yes ok,he may have a bit of attitude.Mind you what cat doesn't.lol.I have paired it up with one of Cheri's fab sentiments.Seems fitting I think.lol.Could be a great cheering up for the girlfriend with man troubles or even a comical anniversary card??lol.

Haaahaaa isn't that sentiment fab ! !
So if your ready for the next stop....off you to the next Crafty Cat ,Shelly.
Be sure to stop at each blog ,leave comments and follow to win some Fab prizes ! !

Happy Creating ! !