Saturday, December 27, 2008

Beautiful Cards I've Recieved!!

I hope everyone had a Great Christmas!! We had a lovely time ....all our children came home...so we had lots of love, hugs, food and pressies all around.

Today I want to share with you all the many Beautiful cards I've received in the last few months... This Beautiful water colored Beauty on top is from Crissy......the Sweet and Talented Artist who creates the most Fabulous images for High Hopes. The Sparkle on this card is Fabulous!!

This Cute tall card is from Michelle ...the card is dimensional, sparkly and has glaze on the candy cane....So Fabulous!!....Michelle is also a High Hopes Diva....and a good friend. This Beautiful card is from Tina Bentley. The layers under the image on this card looks Amazing!! It is a little hard to see them all but I tried to take the photo a bit from the side hoping it would show. Tina also sent some fabulous goodies!!....including a stocking present for "Little Buddy" ....She personalized the top of the stocking with the Fabulous Cute topper below. Thank you very much my good friend....Buddy, my hubby and I have all been enjoying the goodies!!
This card from Charlene a fellow Canadian friend and is just the Cutest.....You can't tell very well here...but under the cute little kitty it is all Sparkly and the snowflakes have bling on them too!!
I received this Gorgeous card from Tracy also a Canadian Friend. The image has been stamped on a smooth glossy type of paper...so classy...and the snowman has glaze and stardust pen accents!
This Gorgeous glazed dimensional Beauty is from Monika ..who is also a friend and DT for Magnolia. The dimension on this card is Incredible!!
This Fabulous card and Goodies are from Dorte...my good friend from Denmark. The bracelet is handmade and is Very Beautiful!!
This Beautiful card and fabulous goodies are from Carla....another great Canadian friend... we've been fast friends right from when I first began blogging.
I received this Amazing and Beautiful card a few months ago from Crissy. She is So Wonderful!!....She sent it as a just because card and I just love it!!

This Beautiful card is from Trina and her Hubby for our last Anniversary. The Sweet image is colored so lovely and the papers are so pretty and sparkly!

Thank you all for these Gorgeous Cards and Goodies!!.....Big Hugs to you all!!....

I would also like to Thank You all So Much for your kind well wishes for our "Little Buddy" ...I will let you all know how he gets along.

Happy Holidays Everyone!.......Hugs, Ila

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Tis the Season" - High Hopes

This Cute Penguin is from High Hopes and is called Package Packin' Penguin. the sentiment is from Hotp.

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue for background

Paper - GP white, basic grey figgy pudding, DCWV, I'm not sure where the red paper is from...it was just hangin' out with my various xmas paper.

Accessories - flower, snowflake brad, martha stewart punch, nesties, ribbon, cord, sitiching.

We just found out our little Buddy has to go for surgery next Tuesday......to have a growth on his leg removed. Needless to say I am worried about our little fur baby...and praying it is just a benign cyst. He is such a Sweetie!!

I want to Thank Everyone for all the Fabulous comments throughout the year....you are all So Wonderful!

I wish everyone a Blessed Merry Christmas!!.......and just in case I don't get a chance to post soon a Very Healthy Happy New Year!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!!....High Hopes and Magnolia

Another very quick card.... I used High Hopes "Meowy Christmas" and Magnolia's "HV08 Christmas Fir" from Christmas Collection 2008. The sentiment is a SU stamp. Images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and h20's

Meowy Christmas Kitty is popped up on foamy's. I used the snowflake CB folder for the base.

Paper - GP white, treasures cs

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, barely banana

Accessories - brads, cord, foamy's, cb folder, glitter, scribbles

Christmas is just coming up so quickly. We are still living in a deep freeze....I really don't remember it being this cold before Christmas in years...especially for this length of time. Poor Santa..he's going to freeze his behind off coming around here...lol......I have lots of last minute things to get done so please forgive me for the short post.....I'm wrapping presents at the moment....almost done....I think....or rather hope anyway...Haa ha.

Have a Great Day Everyone and Thank you so much for your Wonderful comments!!

Happy Holidays!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

"Tis the Season"... Magnolia

I love tent cards....I think they are just the Cutest little cards and so quick to make...so I made a few Christmas ones.

This card has Magnolia's cute little snowman called "CH07 Edwin's Snowman" from {Magnolia} WINTER & CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT 2007. The sentiment is from Hotp (it's one of my favs..so you will notice I use it often...lol)

Magnolia has just released two new collections....2008 Jingle Jangle Collection and the New Valentine Collection 2009....You can find them both here

Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

On to the card...

Edwin snowman is popped up on dimensionals. The star is attached to a wire which is attached to the snowman.

I colored the snowman with prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's

Paper - GP white, basic grey...figgy pudding, treasures CS, dcwv metallic

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue

Accessories - flowers, martha stewart punch, glitter, cord, ribbon, nesties, acrylic paint for accents, stitching, snowflake brad.

It is still very cold here.....and it looks like it will remain cold well into the xmas week. Brrr.... I baked bread and buns today.....so that warmed up the house a little......

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!...and Thank You So Much for your Fabulous Comments!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"'Tis the Season"

I won this Fabulous stamp from Katharina and never had a chance to use it till now. I think this fella and his furry friend are just the Cutest!! Thank you so much Katharina!! Just in case ya'll don't know...(which I really doubt)...Katharina has her own website called Whiff of Joy Stamps where she offers a large selection of Gorgeous stamps.
The name of the stamp I used on this card is called, "Charlie with Dog" The sentiment is from HOTP.
The image is colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's
The snowflake is from a Spellbinders die...I borrowed from my daughter.
The snow is Martha Stewart product.
Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, bordering blue
Paper - GP white, dcwv, s.e.i, basic grey
Accessories - brad, spellbinders snowflakes, cord, scribbles and tacky glue for snow and fur, glitters, stitching

It's my Hubby's birthday today.....He is an "Old Man"....at least he says he is..lol....ask him how old he is...he's always a year ahead...Haa ha!! Two things I know for sure though is that ....He's a real Sweetie and a definite Keeper!! Today he is 54....and if all goes well....next year at this time he will be retiring. Hmmm I wonder how old he'll feel then...Lol.

Now I am going to crank up the radio and do some Baking....."tis the season"...lol.

Thanks for looking Everyone!!.....and for all you Wonderful comments!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Be Merry!! - High Hopes Crystal Snowlady!

This card is a case of one of Dawns fabulous cards...(who was the featured stamper last week) you can see her gallery here. I'm late....I had it all planned out last week..but didn't get a chance to play. This is the Beautiful card I cased.

This Cute Snowgal is from High Hopes and is called, "Crystal Snowlady"

This is also my first card using copics (so be kind)....My daughter Trina was visiting a few weeks ago...and brought her copics along for me to try out. I have a lot to learn about using these markers.

I did use a some blue prismas over the snowladies body... a bit of black on the grays....and red for the cheeks.

The background is created by masking the snowlady and using a mop brush dipped in bordering blue.

I used scribbles for the snow and snowflake...sprinkling it with glitter before it dried. Details...like dots...are done with acrylic white paint.

Ink - Memento tuxedo black, bordering blue, pretty in pink

Paper - GP white, my minds eye, blue bayou, wild wasabi

Accessories - cord, ribbon, charm, brads, bling, glitter, acrylic white paint, sewing

I hope everyone is enjoying the season amidst being crazy busy. I can't believe how fast Christmas is creeping up. It's still pretty cool here...but is suppose to warm up a little on the weekend.

Have a Great Day Everyone, Be Merry!!..and.....Thank you so much for your Wonderful Comments!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

High Hopes Ch#11 "Flower Power" and Dec POTM!

This week the High Hopes challenge #11 is brought to you by the very talented Ying and she would like to see flowers on your card or project. The randomly picked prize winner for this week will recieve Love Birds and the Love Nest sentiment! To enter check out the High Hopes Challenge Blog....where you can also view all the Divas Gorgeous examples!!

The stamps I've used on this card are also the High Hopes Dec Project of the Month and are on during Special during the month of December which includes........

M-042 Branch 10.70 - F-155 Nest 6.70 - E-150 Perched Birdie 6.00 - H-186 Landing Birdie 8.00 and H-185 Love Nest Valentine 8.00

To color these images....I used my prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's

The flying robin and the sentiment are both popped up with foamy's.

Ink - verafine black, bordering blue, creamy caramel

Paper - GP white, basic grey "blush", dcwv

Accessories - trim, ribbon, charm, flowers, buttons, stitching, foam dimensionals, border punch

Our Christmas shopping excursion went pretty well. I was very surprised .....the stores were not as congested as I thought they would be. We didn't get home till late evening though....and I still have a few more things to get....but I'm getting there...lol.....Of course...nothing is wrapped and I haven't baked anything yet...Oh my!....still lots to do....

Have a Great Day Everyone!! and Thank You So Much for all your lovely comments!!

Blog Candy Alert!!! - Nicole is offering fabulous candy ..including a name stamp!! While your there be sure to check out her blog she makes Gorgeous creations!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"Joy & Cheer"....Magnolia

I've used four stamps from Magnolia on this card......Sweet Tilda is "HV08 Tilda with Candy Cane" from the Christmas Collection - the tag is "NY08 Tag" from the New Years Collection - the snowflake is "HV08 Gigant Snowflake" and the holly is "DEC07 Järnek / Holly" from the Winter & Christmas Supplement 2007. The joy and cheer sentiment is from HOTP Christmas Art

Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's to color these images.

Candy Cane Tilda is popped up on dimesionals - I used my nesties for the oval and embossed it with the cb snowflake folder - The tag is layered on red card stock - Diamond glaze is used on top of the holly berries - Acrylic white paint for accents.

There is glitter on Tilda's wings...edges of the oval, border and snowflake.

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue

Paper - Georgia Pacific white, the rest of the papers are from "Magnolia"

Accessories - brad, snowflake, lace, ribbon, border punch, rick rack, diamond glaze, glitter, acrylic paint, stitching.

It is very cold here today......wind chills of minus 28 Celsius.....I sure hope it warms up by the weekend..as we plan to go to the city to do some Xmas shopping!! I love the decorations and music in the stores....but I hate standing in line...but that's the way it goes....I shall be brave and patient....or at least try...lol.

Thanks for looking everyone and for your lovely comments!! ....I'm wishing you all, "Joy & Cheer!!"

NOW CLOSED!!! High Hopes and Magnolia Blog Candy!! - Celebrating over 100,000 hits!!! ...CLOSED!!..and the Winners are Announced Below!!

First.....I want to Thank You all for entering!!....I am so Honored and Amazed by the amount of Entrants and Lovely comments...You are all Wonderful!! I have been So enjoying my visits to your Fabulous blogs and have many more to visit. For those of you that don't have a blog...Thank you so much for entering!! some of you I know.....quite a few I don't and have no other way to Thank You but right here.

The Winners are..............

Pkg #1 - Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:291 Timestamp: 2008-12-04 17:41:00 UTC

Congratulations!! .......Debbie -

"Hi Ila What fab candy, and such a gnormous amount of hits too. Congratulations. My favourite Christmas film of all time is It's A Wonderful Life. Superb acting by James Stewart. And it just makes you think how each and everyone of us have an effect on others. I Love the story.Hugs Debbie xx"

Pkg#2 - Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:242 Timestamp: 2008-12-04 18:06:24 UTC

Congratulations!! .......Niki Estes -

"Congratulations on the hits, Ila! Your blog is a must see with all your fabulous creations! My favorite Christmas movies are the Disney Mickey movies. Have a great day!"

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Now...here is my answer to the blog candy question.......

My favorite Christmas movie......."It's a Wonderful Life"....with James Stewart...I've watched it since I was a child. Probably the most wonderful thing for me about this movie is the moments and memories I have of the people who were with me while we watched it together......As a child...my parents and brothers.....later my husband...and then my own children. I hope to someday to watch it with a grandchild and collect another wonderful moment.

As far as Christmas songs go ....I think I love them all.....especially the ones my children sang when they were little at the Christmas Carol Festivals. The last few years though I must I admit...I also enjoy "Last Christmas" by Wham. Such a catchy little tune...lol...

Thanks again everyone!......... there will definitely be more candy on this blog to warm you up this cold winter! Have a Wonderful Day!!

Time to Celebrate and Thank all you Fabulous people for visiting!! I can't tell you how honored and pleased I am by all your visits and comments!! High Hopes and Magnolia have both generously contributed to this celebration. Thank you so much Tina and Pauline ...You are both Wonderful!!

To enter all you have to do is comment on this post....telling me what your favorite Christmas movie is or your favorite Christmas song.... by Wednesday night Dec 3rd.... If you would like to spread the word about this candy....that would be so Wonderful!.. ..but is not a requirement to enter to win this candy......Everyone is Welcome to enter! I will post the winners on the morning of Thursday Dec 4th.

Pkg #1 - High Hopes stamps shown -Assortment of Painterly Petals flowers -K&Company 6x6 designer paper pad - Self adhesive pearls - Bling - Assortment of trims- fibres, lace and ribbons

Pkg #2 - Magnolia stamps shown - Basic Grey Wassail papers - Self adhesive pearls - Bling - Assortment of trims -Xmas rick rack, lace and ribbons.

Again Thank you all So Much!! for visiting my Blog!....Big Hugs to you all!!

Good Luck Everyone!! and Have a Great Day!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Christmas Prima Tin - High Hopes Challenge #10

This week the High Hopes Challenge is to use metal on our card or creation and is brought to us by the very talented Amy. You can used metal of any kind. Be sure to join in as you could win these Beautiful HH stamps - Sweet Savior and "Oh Come Let Us Adore Him" sentiment.

For this challenge I choose to use brads and to decorate this empty Prima flower tin. I got this idea from Michelle and you can see her Fabulous tin right here. Thanks Michelle!!!

This Fabulous Santa is from High Hopes and is called "Santa Portrait"

I used my prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's for this Cute Santa...which was so quick and easy to color!!

Scribbles was used on his hat fur....I sprinkled glitter on while it was wet. I used my handy glue pen for the beard and mustache and sprinkled on some glitter.

To adhere the papers and ribbon to tin...I used redline tape. For the embellishments I use Aileen's tacky glue as well as red line tape.

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, cranberry crisp

Paper - GP white, glitter, basic grey

Accessories: flowers, brads, snowflake, martha stewart punch, glitter, stickles, ribbon, nesties, redline tape.

Thank you all for looking.....and for all your Fabulous comments!! Be sure and enter for my blog candy at the post above this one.....You have till Wednesday night Dec 3rd!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Merry Christmas" - High Hopes Challenge #9 and Spoonful of Surgar

This weeks High Hopes challenge#9 is hosted by, "yours truly" and I have a sketch for you all to follow.....Make a card using this sketch and post where it is at the High Hope Challenge Blog#9. You will also have a chance to win a fabulous prize from High Hopes which is Crystal Snowlady and the Snow People Saying!! The High Hopes Divas have outdone themselves again with this challenge....you can see all their lovely creations for this weeks challenge right here I almost forgot...I also made this card with this weeks Fun "Spoonful of Sugar" challenge in mind "Blooming Marvelous". The flower in the corner is made up of 2 greeen prima floweres placed underneath a mesh and poinsettia flower.

Now onto the card.........I used "Woodland Santa" and just the Merry Christmas part of the "Christmas Fishies" sentiment.

I colored the image with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's.

For the fur and snow I used Duncans 3d scribbles paint and sprinkled glitter on it before it dried. For the beard I used my handy Sakura Quickie Glue pen...and sprinkled glitter over it.

I used nesties for the oval panels...and used foam dimensionals to pop it and the Santa up.

Ink - versafine black, bordering blue, cranberry crisp, creamy caramel.

Paper - GP white, always artichoke, dcwv, basic grey "figgy pudding"

Accessories - cord, stickles on tree, glitter, scribble, glue pen, nesties, fiskars border punch, martha stewart leaf punch, flowers, rickrack, embroidery floss and machine stitching

Have a Wonderful Day Everyone and Thank you so much for all your Lovely comments!!!

P.S....My over 100,000 hits celebration will be announced by the end of this week....sponsored by 2 Fabulous companies!!!

Awards and Tagged

I have received some Wonderful Awards recently. This one from Alina - Lacey - Zoe - Heather - Mandi - Stamps Meet Ink - Anesha. Thank you all So Much!! These Gals all have Awesome blogs....be sure to check them out by clicking on their names. I would like to give this Award to all the Wonderful bloggers that take the time to visit me!! I recieved this Award from Jacqueline. Thank you so much!! I'm so honered to recieve this award from you......I'm passing this award along to all the Wonderful bloggers that visit!! I received this Fabulous Award from Sue - Nikki - Mel - Karin - Joey - Kim - Katy - Bernie and Crafting Diva Designs. Thank you all so much! ...visit these gals Wonderful blogs by clicking on their names!

This award states that:This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships These blogs are exceedingly charming These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated Please give more attention to these writers

Again I am offering this Award to everyone that visits here. Thank you all so much ...You make my day!!

I have also been tagged by Jacqueline - Dawnmarie - Carla and Sue. Thank you all so much!! Be sure to visit their fabulous blogs by clicking on her names!!

The rule is that you list 6 obscure or unknown facts about yourself, then you tag six other people. You let these people know by listing them and their blogs on your blog, then send them an e-mail or a blog comment, then they tag six more people and they put your blog on their blog...and the gift keeps giving. So here are my six unknown or obscure facts about me:

I was tagged not very long ago and will refer everyone to this post. I wish to tag anyone who visits and would like to play...please let me know if you do so I can come and see your answers.

I hope Everyone is having a Great Weekend!....I will be back soon with the High Hopes Challenge#9 card.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"A Very Merry Christmas" - Magnolia

On this card I have used 2 more of my new DT Magnolia stamps...."HV08 Tilda decorate christmas Tree" and "HV08 Christmas Tree". Both of these stamps are from the "Holiday Collection 2oo8" I think this little Tilda is so cute with her little basket of ornaments...and the tree is so easy and fast to color.

Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's to color these images.

Tilda and the star are popped up on foam dimentionals.

The lovely pearl snowflake, poinsettia and leaf are from Magnolia.

The sentiment is embossed with SU winter white pdr and is from "Penny Black"

The star ..I cut out of card stock ....put versamark on ...then SU heat and stick powder ....heated it up and added gold glitter...I did this a few times for good coverage.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, bordering blue, barely banana, close to cocoa

Paper - GP cs, dcwv, daisy d, anna griffin

Accessories - flowers, bling, brads, leaves, embossing pdr, glitter, stickles, ribbon, lace, stitching, quick kutz scroll die, martha stewart border punch, foam dimentionals

Keep Hoppin' for High Hopes candy!!

Have a Great Day!! and Thank You all for your Wonderful comments!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

"Ho ho hoo.." High Hopes Challenge #8

This week it is the very talented Michelle's turn for the High Hopes Challenge and Michelle wants to see "Buttons and Brads" on your card!! I love buttons and brads.....so this was lots of fun for me!

Another great prize is being offered this week.....Woodland Santa and Merry Christmas sentiment!!....Go to the High Hopes Blog to join in and see all the fabulous creations the Divas have made for this week.

For this card I used a past "A Spoonful of Sugar" sketch You can find the sketch right here. This fun sketch was also created by my daughter...Trina. Thanks for a the great sketch Trina!!

On this card I used one of last years High Hopes stamps....called "Santa's Helper" you can find this cute and fun stamp right here. The sentiment is computer generated.

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's. I used stickles on the brads to glitter them up and foamy's to pop up the image and sentiment.

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, bordering blue

Paper - GP white, bg figgy pudding, treasures cs

Accessories - brads, buttons, embroidery floss, stitching, glitter, stickles, ribbon, foam dimentionals

Have a Wonderful Sunday Everyone!! ... Thank You all so much for looking and your Lovely comments!!

Candy Alert!!

Keep Hoppin' to find the Diva with High Hopes Blog Candy!!!

and

Lacey - is celebrating her Birthday with fabulous candy!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Magnolia Heart Card..."Simple Joys"

I do have another Xmas Tilda ...honest I do....but I needed one to fit on this heart card..and this Cutie worked the best. This is the first time I ever made a heart card....I was not sure how to place the images...but this is the way this card opens up...so I did it this way.

The Tilda I used is "HV08 Tilda with Heart Ornament" and "HV08 Fir Branch" both from the recent "Holiday Collection 2oo8". Magnolia stamps can be purchased from Phebe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

The sentiment is from "Hot off the Press"

Images are colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's.

Tilda and simple joys are on foam dimensionals. I've used DCWV glitter paper behind Tilda and nesties for the scalloped oval.

Ink - vesafine black, creamy caramel.

Papers - GP white, Crate, DCWV and card base from Magnolia.

Accessories - cord, lace, glitter, stickles, paper branches from Magnolia, stitching

The new "WINTER /CHRISTMAS 2008" Stamp Club is now being shipped out! It is Fabulous and you can get a peek at it at Malins Fabulous Blog right here.

You can also now order the "Stamp Club™ SPRING 2008" right here. These stamp kits are a Fabulous deal!!!

We have a sprinkling of snow on the ground.....and have had icy conditions all week. I see lots of people have their Xmas lights up in town...and have even seen a few Xmas trees in the windows!! My son gave us a Christmas movie to watch this week called......"12 Days of Christmas Eve"....it was actually pretty funny and had a feel good ending. I guess I could say...."It's beginning to look and feel a bit like Christmas"...Lol.

I hope Everyone has a Wonderful Weekend!!....Thank you so much for all your Lovely comments!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Magnolia Christmas Box!

Here is cute little round box Magnolia sent me to decorate. I have never taken photos of something like this so I took a few extra ....the top one being the top of the box.
In this photo I am trying to give you the over all look of the box.....not quite sure I've achieved that here....

This photo is of the sides.

The stamp Cute Tilda I used is here is called, "HV08 Tilda with Heart Ornament" and she is from the recent "Holiday Collection 2oo8" The bench is SEA08 Old Bench and is from the "2008 Summer and Sea Collection" You can see all the new Fabulous Collections right here. You can puchase Magnolia stamps from Pheobe at The Town Scrapper, Diana Crick's Magnolia-licous store, Magnolia-A-Holic and the Magnolia Store.

Images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and h20's. Details are done with acrylic white paint. The edges of the box are painted with, "Folk art pearl paint"

The actual bench is larger than what I have here. I cut the bench in half and just overlapped it to make it smaller for Tilda.

Tilda is popped up on foamy's

The circle behind Tilda is created with a Fiskars punch. The border around the rim is done with a Martha Stewart punch.

Ink - versafine, creamy caramel

Paper - GP card stock, dcwv metallic white, daisy d's.

Accessories - flowers, lace, gem brad....(heart brad from Magnolia)....lace and trim, fern leaves...from Magnolia and Martha Stewart punch, glitter, ribbon from Magnolia.

Winter is in the air here. We've had a few snow flurries but nothing that has stayed....thank goodness!! ...but I guess it is just a matter of time...lol.

Thanks for looking everyone.....and for your lovely comments!! Have a Great Day!!

Oh Yes!!....Keep Hoppin' for more High Hopes Blog candy!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Get Hoppin!!

Fabulous Blog candy is being offered by another High Hopes Diva ...so Get Hoppin'!!! Click on the HH Diva links on my sidebar to find out who it is!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #6 and POTM

It's Crissy's turn for the High Hopes Challenge this week...and she wants to see holiday cards made with nontraditional colors!! There is a prize to be won this week too!.......Holly the Winter Fairy and the matching sentiment Fairy Merry Christmas. Be sure to go to the blog to join in and see all the Diva's Fabulous creations!

On this card I used one of High Hopes New Release stamps, "Festive Wreath". The sentiment is from HOTP.

The image is colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's. I used shimmer chalk around the wreath and inside a bit.

The poinsettias and bow are popped up on foamy's...as is the whole large base. I used Lumiere Pearl white for the dots on the beads and a silver stardust pen to line the bow.

Blue metallic cs is used for the blue layers...I've had this paper for ages...I'm really not sure why I hoard such lovely paper....and I'm trying to control that nasty habit....lol.

Ink - versafine black, pretty in pink

Paper - GP white, dcwv metallic

Accessories - cord, snowflake cb folder, silver rhinestone stickers.

Check out the Nov. Project of the Month Special!!!...

You can now see the fabulous samples on the High Hopes blog

Thanks for looking Everyone.....Have a Great Day!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweeeen!!!! and Keep Hoppin"

I couldn't let Halloween go by without making at least one Spook card! The three Spooks on this card are all set to go trick and treating today!!

The stamps I used for this card are from numerous companies.......Magnolia (witch, bat and pumpkin)..... High Hopes - "Frog Prince"........Will n Way - hat on frog prince......Studio G - trick or treat sentiment.

The witch and one of the papers that are showing up in blue are suppose to be Purple...Very Purple!! I don't know why they are blue here...I am hoping when I get my new bulb replacement for my light box I will have purple again in my cards....lol.

All the images are cut out and popped up on foam dimensionals. I cut the crown off of the Frog Prince and replaced it with the little witch hat. I used SU gold cord for the Frog leash that Tilda witch holds.

The glitter on the spider web in real life is not that glittery. I used stickles for the buckle on both witches hat.

The Fabulous SU Halloween papers on this card were given to me by daughter Trina....Thanks Trina!!

Stamps - High Hopes, Magnolia, Will n Way, Studio G

Paper - GP white, Michael's, Treasures CS, Stampin' Up, DCWV

Ink - Versafine, creamy caramel

Accessories - ribbon, cord, lace, brads, stickles, glitter, nesties, stitching

Happy Happy Halloween!! from our "Little Buddy"

He was quite the little poser for these pics.....and he did receive some very nice treats at the end....He knew that too....so was on his best behavior....lol...

Trina bought the little witch set for Buddy.....Thanks again Sweetie from Buddy and Me!!

The High Hopes Blog Candy Hop Continues.....

So Get Hoppin'.......check out the Diva links on my side bar to find out who is offering New Release Candy!!

Thank you for looking and for your lovely comments!! I wish you all a "Fabulous, Spooky and Safe Halloween"!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #5 and

The High Hopes Challenge this week is to make a card using this fabulous sketch..created by Katharina. Be sure to go to the High Hopes Challenge blog to participate and see the Gorgeous creations the other Divas have come up with!

On this card I have used "Holly the Winter Fairy" this is a High Hopes New Release stamp....you can see all the Fabulous New Releases right here. The Joy sentiment on this card is created using SU ...."The Snowflake Spot".

Holly is colored with prismacolor pencils(oms) and Twinkling h20's to deepen the shading. The details are done with white acrylic paint. I cut Holly out and used foam dimensionals to pop her up.

Ink - versafine black, cranberry crisp, creamy caramel

Paper - Georgia Pacific white, Imagine that, basic grey, SU ruby red

Accessories - prima flowers, button, cord, Martha Stewart punch for leaves, Glitter, scribbles for fur, stickles, stitching, ribbons

It is very cold here and we have had some horrible winds the last few days. I hope it warms up for Halloween......or we are going to have a lot of candy to eat...lol.

Wow.....look at my counter....over 100,000 hits....Thank you all so much!!! I will definitely be celebrating. I will be announcing my candy soon ........but right now I'm waiting for something special to come for it.

Thanks for looking Everyone!!.....and for your Lovely comments!!! Have a Wonderful Day!!!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Get Hoppin'!!!.....Award and Tag!!

The High Hopes Blog Hop continues today!!......One of the Divas has candy....so Get Hoppin' by checking out the High Hopes Diva list on my sidebar under the HH blog logo.

I have recieved this Lovely Award from Donalda.....Thank you so much Donalda...I'm givin' it right back...I love your blog too!!...check out Donalda's Fabulous blog!! I'm going to refer ya'll to this link . I've recieved it from Jakki ...who has a Wonderful blog !!

I received this Award from Jeanette....Thank you Jeanette!! I love you blog too!!!.....Check out Jeanettes Fabulous Blog!!

I am to tag 6 more people......this is very hard....I love so many peoples blogs......but here goes.

Trina

Niki

Crissy

Lacey

Joey

Tab

I have been Tagged by ScrappyDoo2u....Check out her Wonderful Blog right here

Here is how this one works.......

Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. Answer the five sets of five (this is the easy part) Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Things I love -

  1. My family .....Hubby, Kids...ect
  2. My little dog Buddy and all my grand doggies
  3. Paper crafting and crafting
  4. Books and old movies
  5. My friends....including all my bloggin' buddies as well!!

Things I don't love -

  1. Liver....can't stand it in any way ...shape...or form....and I don't care how its cooked!!
  2. House work
  3. Reality shows.....just don't care for them.
  4. Bugs...of any kind
  5. The smell of fish...like herring....or salmon. I can eat them...just can't stand the smell...I know...sounds weird.....

Songs on your I-pod/playlist

I don't have an i-pod or playlist...so I will just list some of my fav songs....

  1. Twelfth of Never ..by Donny Osmond....this was and still is my husbands and mine song from when we first met!
  2. Check Yes or No....George Strait
  3. Will You Go With Me.....Josh Turner
  4. When you say nothing at all - Keith Whitley
  5. Unwell...Matchbox 20

Favorite Foods/drinks -

  1. Coffee
  2. Tea.....flavored
  3. Chinese food
  4. Chocolate!!!
  5. Ice Cream

Here are the people I am tagging......

  1. Amy
  2. Michelle
  3. Janette
  4. Nikki
  5. Donalda

Thanks for looking!! Have a Great day everyone!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Winner of the High Hopes Blog Candy Hop!!

The Winner is!!!

Dot-scrap - Dorte from Denmark!!

Random Integer Generator Here are your random numbers:122 Timestamp: 2008-10-21 14:19:01 UTC

Thank you so much Everyone for entering and your Lovely comments!! You are all Amazing!! ....and my hit counter has been speeding away.....In fact I am almost at 100,000 hits....so there will be more blog candy in the near future!!!

Now keep Hoppin' - one of other Divas has High Hopes blog candy for you!!!! Click on the High Hope Divas on my sidebar to find her.

Thanks again!! and Have a Great Day!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #4

This week the High Hopes Challenge is brought to you by Nikki...and it is a fun one......"Make anything but a card"...and I so enjoyed making these little gift bags!! Be sure to check out the HH Blog to join in and see all the Divas Gorgeous Creations!!
The image I used on the dog biscuit bag is from the High Hopes New Release Stamps....it's called "Christmas Treat" I just love this image....3 of my children have dogs...so I have a few more to make.

This Cute little gingerbread man is one of High Hopes older stamps. I believe this is the "Med Gingerbread Man" They also have a small one and a larger one. This bag contains gingerbread cookies...(of course)...The little gingerbread man can also be used as an ornament or to hang on a peg or nail. I have an eyelet on top of him with a gold cord in it for hanging. I tied the ribbons over the cord to attach the ornament.

Both images are colored with prismacolor pencils and h20's. I used scribbles and glitter on Santa's fur and the gingerbread man's icing.

The woof stamp is a stamp I won in a Challenge...I think it is a Pink Kat Studio stamp.

Paper - GP white, and Michael's

Accessories - ribbon, scribbles, glitter, cellophane bags

Remember...you have till tomorrow night to enter my blog candy on the post below...I will announce the winner Tuesday morning!!

Also ....the High Hopes Blog Hop continues tomorrow...so check out all the Divas blogs to see who is offering more Fabulous blog candy!!

Thanks for looking everyone...and for all your Lovely comments!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

High Hopes Candy Hop Stops HERE!!!

I have some Fabulous High Hopes New Release Rubber to give away!! In fact....Most of the stamps on this gift folder!! ......Also be sure to check out the High Hopes Stamps Site as there are more New Stamps out!! ...sun bathing Santa.....bird baths....more fabulous dragons...Yay!!....go see.....here ...you will find them on the last 3-4 pages of stamps.

To enter all you have to do is comment on this post....by Mon Oct 20....and if you would like to spread the word ....that would be Wonderful ..but is not a requirement to enter to win this candy......I will post the winner on Tuesday Oct 21.

Onto the card...

I colored this card using prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's. Accents are white acrylic paint.

The stone wall is and the knight are popped up with foam dimensionals

Stamps - High Hopes and SU

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Paper - GP white, DCWV (once upon a time) and gold metallic, bazill

Accessories - flowers, pearls, ribbon, stickles, glitter, word window punch, martha stewart leaf punch, foam dimensionals, stitching

Good Luck Everyone!! Have a Great Day!!

More High Hopes Candy Goin' On!!

Jeanne - Inky Paws is having a Spotlight on the High Hopes Rubber Stamps.... not only can you win some fabulous New Release stamps.......you can learn more about Tina - the owner of High Hopes Stamps and Crissy - the artist for High Hopes Stamps. It is a Wonderful article!! .....and Jeanne also has some Beautiful High Hopes cards to show you as well!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #3 - "Simple Joys"

This week Fun High Hopes Challenge #3 is to Stitch on your card.....this can be done with a sewing machine, by hand or faux stitching.

This card is also for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge #31 which is to have buttons and bows on your card!

On to the card....

For this card I used High Hopes, "Munchin' Melvin Elf" and "cinnamon stick". The sentiment is from a HOTP clear stamp set.

Paper - GP white, imaginisce, basic gray, SU kraft, provo craft

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel

Accessories - stickles, scribbles, diamond glaze, ribbon, stitching, scallop punch, buttons

We to Trina's today for Thanksgiving Supper today....The food was Fabulous!! and we had a Great time visiting!!....This part of Saskatchewan is in the middle of a winter storm...so the roads were a little tricky today....but we made it back home okay. I sure hope this snow goes away though..lol..I am definitely not ready for winter!!

Thanks for Looking!! and for all your Lovely Comments!!!

High Hopes is Hoppin again today....be sure to check all the Diva links on my side bar...to get in on some fabulous New Release Candy!!

Also be sure to check out the High Hopes Stamps Site as there are more New Stamps out!! ...sun bathing Santa.....bird baths....more fabulous dragons...Yay!!....go see.....here ...you will find them on the last 3-4 pages of stamps.

Friday, October 10, 2008

High Hopes Oct "POTM"

This card features 2 of the stamps offered in this months "Oct. Project of the Month" ..."Three Pane Santa" and "No Peeking, Poking or Shaking". The Oct POTM also includes, "Med Candy Cane", "To: From:" and "Small Candy Cane". This is a Fabulous set and can be used for so many projects.....tags, gift bags...etc. Be sure to check out Kimmies projects right here. You can get this set for 25% off the regular price.

I used the Fabulous Splitcoast SC196 for my layout.

To color the Santas I used prismacolor pencils (oms), twinkling h20's and acrylic white paint for accents.

After I colored the Three pane Santa I cut the Santas out and used dimensionals to pop them and the sentiment up.

For the fur I used "Shiny White Scribbles" and sprinkled glitter on it before it dried.

Ink - versafine black, blue bayou.

Paper - GP white, daisy bucket, basic grey, bazill, costco

Accessories - brads, glitter, stickles, Scribbles, stitching, hemp, cord

Remember to keep Hoppin' with the High Hopes Blog Hop!!

We will be going to Trina's for Thanksgiving (weather permitting). It is going to be Wonderful!! She's a great cook!! I can hardly wait!!

Thanks for looking and all your Wonderful Comments!!

Have a Fabulous Weekend Everyone!!... and to all Canadians....Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

High Hopes Blog Hop Continues!!

Remember to check out all the High Hopes Divas blogs to find out which Diva is offering New Release Blog Candy!!

You can find all the HH Diva Blogs on my side bar right under the High Hopes Challenge Blog Logo.

Happy Blog Hoppin'!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #2

High Hopes Challenge #2 is up on the High Hopes Blog. This week we have a Fun challenge by Jeanne to use a combination of blue, brown, green and any neutral. Be sure to check out High Hopes Blog to see the Fabulous cards the other Divas have created...and....Join in the Fun!!

The fabulous stamps I used on this card are High Hopes..."Max the Magnificent" and the sentiment "Magic Happens" ...I also used the swirl stamp from SU's Priceless set

I colored the images with prismacolor pencils (oms) and deepened the shading with Twinkling h20's. Acrylic white paint, diamond glaze and stickles were used for the details.

To create the background...I mask the image and used a soft brush to add barely banana ink to the top area and another brush to add bashful blue to the bottom area.

The bunny in the hat and the front right bunny are popped up with foam dimensionals.

The sentiment is embossed with black detail embossing pdr.

Papers - GP white, wild asparagus, paper studio

Ink - versafine black, barely banana, bashful blue, creamy caramel

Accessories - flower, lace, stickles, diamond glaze, foam dimensionals, embossing pdr, nestabilities, stitching

Yesterday we celebrated my Mother's 90 birthday! ...a little early (it is actually Nov 20) but this was a time in which all her children could get together...which rarely happens. It was Wonderful!!! She looked wonderful!!...and it was so nice to see everyone!

Have a Great Day!!,,,,Thanks for looking!! and your Wonderful comments!!

The Blog Hop is On!!!

Remember to check out the Diva links on the right hand side of my blog to see which Diva is offering High Hopes Blog candy!!!