February 28, 2012

Go Green at High Hopes

This week at High Hopes Challenges our Hostess is the fabulous Tina.She would like to see us using GREEN on our projects.
 I of course took this opportunity to make a St Patty Days card and using my favorite frog ! ! I also thru in some pink,couldn't help myself.

Now this card is a Criss Cross card.It's my first time making this.FUN...I think though because I'm used to using larger card sizes ,I will try that in the future.You know more room to embellishment .

This sentiment just cracks me up..it had to go on the pull out tab. 
Close up of the frog.I painted his dots on the underoos with Smooch. I hear rumours of smooch coming out in glitters..oooh ahhhh !! 

Close up of saying.....

So I hope you do join us...I hope to have more creations for you.Most of last week I had that nasty stomch flu,but all is good now.So it's back to the ROOM I go !! 

February 21, 2012

New High Hopes Challenge

It's a new challenge at High Hopes today.We have a fabulous sketch from Sirpa.As always I am a big fan of sketches.They really get the mojo going and can always be reused,twisted and tweaked ! ! Today my card features a stamp from Laurie.Those who know me,know I am a fan of kitties !!And this one is a cutie. Unfortunately my coloring skills were lacking on this card.I just couldn't get it to work. Oh well win some lose some ! LOL
Those lovely  papers are from My Mind`s Eye.Very springy ! ! The flowers are from 
Wild Orchid Crafts. Lace ribbon-stash,hearts gems are from Prima. The Ù` is from Pink Paislee and the `make my heart happy`are from Cosmo Cricket ,Tiny alphabet. 
Below is Sirpa`s fab sketch sure hope you can join us ....

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Cute Card Thursday-Flower Power
Paper Playtime-Say it with sentiments using pet image

Thanks for stopping by....

February 20, 2012

Graphicat Sketch time ! !

It's that time.It went by quick didn't it ! This Graphicat Sketch rocks,well actually they all do. LoL Now there's a little story behind my card.My boss and friend ,Cheri slipped and fell .We believe she has done some major damage..surgery may be in the future.Poor woman ! ! Rest assured we are all spoiling her needs and wants as she lies stuck in her bed unable to get up and move about.I made this card as a little humor in her awful situation. This shall be in your hands tomorrow hun !
My image and senti is from High Hopes Stamps.The papers are from Authentique Free bird. My strips are cheesecloth with I dabbed a little Antique linen distress stain. It was meant to look like gauze but I don't think it really did.Charms are from my stash and that chipboard flourish is from Make it Crafty.
Here's the sketch..

Some close ups....

Hope you liked..Do join us,the sketch challenge goes for two weeks !!
I'm entering the challenges
CES Challlenges-Spots and Dots
Frosted Designs-Brads/or Eyelets

February 15, 2012


It's a picture heavy day..lol. I apologize cause I didn't realize they were out of focus.
I made this card book again,don't think I'm gonna do this again lol ! !You won't believe the hours I have into it.Mind you some products and I had some disagreements.lol.It's all good they're in the trash now ! !
I used a Magnolia stamp called Hawaiian Flower.She is so cute.Yes I did add a nose and smile.
My papers are from Bo Bunny called Gabrielle. Love love this line.

Those two beauty butterflies are from Prima which I inked  with Inkagold( a mixture of rose and Indian yellow).The little butterflies are from a punch in my stash.The fence border is from Quickutz.The bling lace on the spine is also from Prima. The flowers..Wild Orchid Crafts.
The flowers were spritzed with Lindy's Stamp gang Stardust.

The sentiment is from CC Designs...
the cute little box to hold the gift.

I'm entering the following challenges-

Just Magnolia- Pink,pearls and lace
Inky Impressions-Die cuts/ or punches 
Magnolia Down Under-One word Sentiment
Let's Ink it Up-Ribbons/and or Lace

Thanks for stopping by,

February 14, 2012

High Hopes Tutorial

 I apologize,I had total intentions of having a Valentines card for you today but I had a busy weekend.We have been getting things organized for my oldest daughters graduation.We did get her dress picked out and on order.So that's a check off the list.lol.

But this week at High Hopes Challenges.We are featuring a tutorial by Kristine.Have you ever wanted to make a shadow box card .Well now you can and her tutorial will take you step by step thru it.For more of her awesome work do check out her blog.. And you still have time to enter our Challenge Seeing Stars.!!So ink it up and Link it up!!

Happy Valentines Day ! !

February 11, 2012

Time is beautiful...

I made this card for someone VERY special.I can't say who cause she doesn't have it yet.I hope she will love this as much as I do.I have to say that this card is one where I stepped back and said WoooWee ! ! LOL  
This is one of the new images from Tickled Pink which you can find at
 Graphicat Designs. Now I also have to say coloring in pastel colors was out of my comfort zone.But I'm pleased with how it turned out. I really wanted to play with this paper from Authentique.

Now all this fab gold all over my card is InkaGold.Looove this stuff.I added it to the edges,flowers and even all over the chipboard watch.The little rose buds were even dipped in Inkagold. 
See the fabulous shimmer...it was hard to get a picture showing this.lol

I'm entering this card into the following challenges
CLP Challenges-Sketch # 44
Tickled Pink Challenges-Blue Orange Beige and Yellow(ok my yellow is gold)
CES Challenges-LOTS of Layers..yep got lots of that !
Anything Goes Challenges- BINGO (distressing,make your own flowers,bling,& ribbon/lace)

February 10, 2012

Seize the Cake........

So my sister asked me to make a card for her friend.A little something from my nephew..So I used this cute monkey from High Hopes Stamps.Nothing screams party like a monkey grabbing the cupcake eh? 
The papers are from Bo Bunny called Sweet Tooth.Love it ! The chipboard banner is from Maya road.I painted the bottom layer and papered the top.

Each layer has glitter along the edges... 

Inside sentiment is from Hero Arts

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Alphabet Challenge-A is for Animal Antics

February 08, 2012

A year older...

Today I am showing you a birthday card.I used an image from Tickled Pink stamps.Just love the look on her face.I paired her up with a sentiment from Graphicat Designs.This sentiment just cracks me up.The papers are from Pink Paislee Phantom
Don't you just love those gears,I covered them in Glitteritz.
close ups.........

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Birthday Sundaes:Birthday card with sentiment
Robin's Fetish Challenge: Recipe Challenge- 
2 patt paper,1 die cut/punch,1 bling embellishment,1 ribbon

Thanks for stopping by....Hugz! 

February 07, 2012

New Release and Blog Hop at High Hopes !

Hello..welcome to High Hopes new release and blog hop.We are excited to show you this fun Alien set from Dustin Pike.And Karen has created some new stamps as well.You will get to see all these through this hop. These can be purchased at High Hopes Stamps.
Now whats a hop without prizes,be sure to comment thru all the blogs because there will be random winners ! !
Now if you have come from the fab and talented Kristine ,you're right on track.If you'd like to start from the start go to Karen's blog.You're gonna love it !
Now my card features Dustin's alien set.I used papers from My Mind's Eye.The star border punch is from Martha Stewart and the star circle is Spellbinders Nestabilites.Twine and buttons are from stash.

Now off you go to  Anna's blog ! !You don't wanna miss it !
Have Fun ! ! ! 

You're out of this world ! !

Well are you ready for another new challenge from High Hopes ? ? ?  How about a sneak peek at the new release ? ? Today the DTs will be showing some peeks with our new challenge.Tomorrow will be the release and blog hop ! ! So in the mean time here's our theme to this week's challenge......
Seeing Stars 
we wanna see stars on your project and don't forget to use a High Hopes image.

Onto my card,this adorable little alien caught my eye,He is from Dustin Pike.As is the star and sentiment.The papers are from Close To My Heart.

So do go and check out the rest of the teams sneak peeks and I can't wait to see what you make. and I'll see you tomorrow ! :)

February 06, 2012

I kissed a frog...

The Crafty Catz are back and at it again.Today we have a new sketch for you and a blog hop.We are saying goodbye to some DT members and Hello to some new ones.What better way to do it.We will be showcasing some old ANTI-VALENTINES and of course some new ! ! 
When you're done hopping,please do some shopping at Graphicat Designs

And exciting news....we will now be having sketches every two weeks! ! More sketches to love but the rules are still the same....you can use any images you like, it doesn't have to be Cat approved or Graphicat anything, but we sure do love it when you do!

So if you are lost and want to start from the beginning go here to Cheri's blog otherwise you should have come from our Catz Chelle .FABULOUS isn't she ! ! Please don't forget to leave comments because there is random candy winners along the way ! :)

So I have used a new sentiment for my card today..I won't go into to many details as you have some hopping to do.I used a Saturated Canary image with this card.Papers are from Bo Bunny...lots of embellishments lol.

I almost forgot to show you the fab sketch..

So now you are onto to visit the UBER talented Carla

Thanks for stopping by and good luck.Can't wait to see what you create ! !