April 17, 2013


 I made this birthday card for my daughter for her 19th.Oh my,yep I'm old enough to have a daughter that age lol. And don't worry I have another one creeping around the corner as well. Why is it that when you want to be happy for your child, you know turning 19 ,being excited for her.... but all you wanna do is cry cause that means your older ? lol. I am happy for her just sad ...cause I'm OLD. 

Well I used a Magnolia stamp called Tilda with ice cream sundae( I think lol) I'm hoping it looks more cupcakeish. I colored my image to match papers from Lili of the Valley. I added some WOC flowers and ribbon and tada...I did have a cute charm that I was gonna add to the card and totally forgot ooops lol!

My Challenge Enteries :
Simply Magnolia Challenges - Color Combo ( Pink Green White)
Tilda's Town - Flowers 
The Paper Shelter-Make it Bloom
The Inky Chicks-Happy Birthday Girl

April 16, 2013

Come Sail Away

Hi I'm back with another High Hopes card for ya. Our challenge today is 
Now it could be a border around your image or even use a punch/die for decorative border.Which I have done, I used this wave border from memory box.My papers are from EP Dots and Stripes collection.My image is Sailor Andy .Isn't the little puppy at his feet the cutest :) I also used the coordinated sentiment

Hope to see you join us !!

April 15, 2013

Design To Color Challenge

I'm so excited to share the news with you that High Hopes Stamps is sponsoring Design to Color Challenges
Design to Color is also featuring some of the HH DT's as guests and I am one of them. The winner will receive a $25- GC to High Hopes Stamps :)
Now the challenge for this fortnight is a sketch ...love my sketches. I went very simple on my card because I wanted to(of course) focus on the image and it's coloring. I am a Copic girl as some may know.Below is my list of colors I used as well as the name of my image and link to him. So join in the fun with us and be sure to check out what both teams have created :)

Supplies Used : 
BIRD - BG72,BG75,BG78

A special Birthday for Maci Michael

Today I have a special card to share with you. The Crafty Catz at Graphicat Sketch Challenges are creating birthday cards for s special girl named Maci Michael. You may be familiar to her tragic story..of the loss of her father ,a veteran and hero, He died in a train accident in Midland TX while being honored in a parade. A very sad and heart wrenching story. The idea of making this little girl feel special came about on Facebook on a stamp group that many of the team was a part of...

We all want to make this birthday a very loving and heartwarming one for her as this is her first birthday without her father by flooding this girl with many birthday cards. When our Crafty Momma Cat had asked the design team to participate in this..how could we say no ! It was loud yes' all the way. Cheri has made some sentiments available for this " birthday challenge", be sure to check it out. I have used one on my card.We hope that you join the challenge and making this little girl a card :)
So to a very special girl We send big hugs and wish you a very  

Courtney's Card :) 

April 09, 2013

Hello.....Grow Garden Grow

Good Morning! Welcome to a new challenge at High Hopes. We hope you like this one.Some of you may be seeing peeks of spring already. Me not so much lol,my snow is still trying to melt. This week our challenge is 

You can use any High Hopes Stamp that is found in the garden.
It can be flowers, bugs, gardeners, etc...

I have used Hoppy Day dragonfly.I made (for me) a simple quick card.I seen this idea on pinterest where she punched out circles and added the patterned paper behind it. So I tweeked my card and used that idea. I also added an edge to my card with the trellis punch.I also used some faux stitching around the card and dots around the circle.

I hope you enjoyed ! Hope to see you enter !

April 03, 2013

Going Mental !!!

Oh boy has spring break ever messed me up.I don't know what day it is or anything.Tuesday morning my daughter got up and we were checking the weather to see what was expected.I said to her well it looks like cloudy today and Tuesday and Wednesday is rain.So off she got ready and it wasn't til afterschool picking her up and going to town that it started to rain.It then clicked to me !!! Today is Tuesday..I say oh boo it's Tuesday today,she replies are you ok mommy I know that lol. Boy oh boy!!
  So yes I'm very late with my post for High Hopes Challenges.But here it is...better late than never right !
This week it's 
We want to see your sentiments
(I think I have the mental part down good)And this sentiment is sooo me right now lol.
I am using "Catlover Cathy "and "Humor Me"
My Papers are from Authentique-Carefree and Flowers are from WOC.

Thanks for stopping...here's to hoping for a better mind lol

April 01, 2013

Easter Greetings

Hello all ! Hope you're having a fabulous Easter weekend. I spent time with the family having dinner last night and today we are having an Easter egg hunt and luncheon.So to squeeze one last card in, I have an Easter card to show you.And our new challenge at Graphicat Sketches this fortnight is for you to pick a previous sketch and play along...
You can find our previous sketches here all in one spot for ya. I have used a Magnolia stamp for my card. YES you can use stamps other than Graphicat Designs :) Although you really should check them out ! They are awesome !

So I have used sketch #9 for my card.My papers are from Graphic 45 .LOVE LOVE this collection Secret Garden . Very pretty and soft elegant feel to it. I used memory box dies for the flourish .The banner is from Spellbinders.I added some Prima and WOC flowers for embellishing.
That's about it.Well of colored with Copics.

Some close ups...

Many blessing to you and your family 
Happy Easter !