Monday, August 30, 2010


Here is another sneak peek of that great new release from High Hopes Stamps. This guy is the Angel Bear Scarecrow. I embossed him with black and coloured him with a combo of Distress Inks and Tombow Markers. I used the new little Sunflower Corners from this release and the gorgeous Pumpkin Border. I added mulberry as my first layer (amazing that I found some to match) and used an EK success punch for the bottom. Only one more day until the release! Your gonna love 'em.

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New Release High Hopes

Wow - what a great new release from High Hopes Rubber Stamps. It was so difficult to choose which ones to use first. I chose this cute little witch with a pumkin and the boo bat. I embossed the witch and the bat in black and coloured them with Tombow markers. I cut out the witch and the bats and mounted them on some orange c/s that I distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink. I added some co-ordinating papers and of course stickles.
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Friday, August 20, 2010

High Hopes Challenge 86

Hi Folks,

Well we sure have cooled down here in lovely Southwestern Ontario. Thank goodness we got some rain!!! We were a wee bit dry around here. The grass and flowers have started to recuperate from their day long drink.

This week's High Hopes Challenge was "Anything but a Card" from Alex. I decided to do a Tag. We have a birthday coming up in our Family and I thought this might be cute. And of course I just couldn't resist one more summer theme. Aw, those lazy hazy days of summer.
For this challenge I made a 'creamsicle'. I used my circle scallop Spellbinder die to take a bite out of the popsicle. I stamped and emboss Shelbert the turtle in black and coloured him with Tombow markers. I added a popsicle stick, some ribbon and of course stickles.

Make sure you check out the High Hopes blog to see what great creations all the Divas have come up with. Come join in!! Enter the High Hopes Challenge with your 'Anything but a Card' using your favorite High Hopes Stamp.

I hope everyone in SW Ontario enjoys this cooler weather (I sure don't miss the humidity). I hope you all have a super day! Enjoy your Sunday.

Hugs X

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

High Hopes Challenge 85
 is sooo bad. I have been working long hours (thank goodness I have now have a little help at the office). I am also a bit more forgetful than usual (too many things in this old brain) Anyway I just realized I didn't post my challenge card to my blog AHHHH! So here it is - he's my little fishing friend. I coloured him with a combo of distress inks and tombow markers. I made his fishing rod with a stick from the yard and wrapped it with heavy black thread. I borrowed the little fishing hooks from my DH tackle box. The five o clock shadow on my fishing buddy looks like my hubby after some of his fishing trips, LOL
Hope everyone has a great day!
Hugs X

Sunday, August 8, 2010


This is my very first High Hopes Challenge as a Guest Diva! I am so excited. It was Karen's pick for this challenge - RIBBONS & BOWS. I used Toadstool Buggies embossed in black and coloured with a combo of Distress Inks and Tombow Markers. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the bottom of one of the layers, added some Stickles, Dew Drops, and of course a big bow with a little flower on it. Stop by the High Hopes Blog and see what all the other Diva's have done. Be sure to enter the High Hopes Challenge with your favorite High Hopes image and a ribbon or a bow. Have a great day and remember to Laugh!
Hugs X