Sunday, September 28, 2008

High Hopes Challenge #1 - Happy Birthday!! and New Release!!

Yay!!...they are Up!! Be sure to go to High Hopes and check out the Awesome New Release stamps!!

The High Hopes Rubber Stamps Blog is up and running too!! The first Fun Challenge being a Birthday card with brads. My sample is sure to go to the High Hopes Blog to join in and see all the Gorgeous cards made by the HH Divas.

And Guess What!!??? celebrate Tina is offering a Huge Generous prize for this 1st Challenge....The new Dragon Line of stamps.....over a dozen Fabulous stamps!!!

Okay now...back to my card......

The Fabulous stamps I have used are from the HH New Release stamps...... they include....Albert and Beware sentiment

The sketch I used for this card is the recent Splitcoast SC195 (great sketch)

I colored the image using prismacolor pencils (oms) and Twinkling H20's.

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel

Paper - GP white, wild asparagus, mme, bazzill cs

Accessories - flower, brads, ribbon, charm, raffia, cord, glitter, foam dimensionals.

Thanks for looking Everyone and for all your Wonderful comments!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Fantastic High Hopes Stamps News!!

Hey Everyone!!.... I am So Excited!! ... Fabulous things are going on with High Hopes Stamps.....that we the High Hopes Divas can now Share!!

Tomorrow there will be a Huge New Stamp Release from High Hopes!.....and these new stamps are Absolutely Awesome!!!....Dragons...Santa's....Fairys......

Drum roll is a Sneak Peek!!!....

Now... even more Exciting news to share!!...........

Tomorrow is the, "debut" for the .......New.....High Hopes Rubber Stamps Blog!!!!

Not only will you be inspired by all the High Hopes Divas will find info about High Hopes, "Project of the Month" and every Sunday a High Hopes Diva will release a "Fun New Challenge" for everyone to join in!!

Go Here now to check out the High Hopes Rubber Stamps is going to be a Blast!!!

Gotta go now.....and ink up these Amazing stamps!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

High Hopes Sept "Project of the Month"

The stamp set High Hopes is offering for the Sept "Project of the Month" are Awesome!!!

I am a little late with this card as we have just come back from Holidays.....but I wanted to be sure to make a card from this Fun set!!

You still have time to purchase these stamps at a 25% discount.........These Fabulous stamps are offered right HERE and includes...... Max the Magnificient - Sammy Seal - You're a Class Act - Popcorn.

I used prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's to color these images.

Sammy seal and the popcorn are popped up on foam dimensionals. Max's bow tie and the stars are cut out and glued on the main image.....(creating just a bit of dimension).

Stickles are used for all the glittering except the popcorn....where I used a stardust clear pen.

On our holidays I purchased a Fiskars treading water punch (used for the top curtain) and my new Quick Kutz corner die......which is what I used for the corners. I think these corners are so cute....and a perfect size.

Stamps - High Hopes

Ink - versafine black. barely banana, marigold morning, close to cocoa

Paper - GP white, dcwv, Michael's, treasures cs

Accessories - stickles, brads, ribbon, stitching, foam dimensionals, quick kutz corner die, treading water punch, Acrylic white paint for details

Thank you everyone for all your Wonderful comments while I was on holidays!! We had a Fabulous time!!.....I'm hoping to share some pictures in the near future. So far I am just trying to catch up with emails...ect. I have received many wonderful tags while I was gone...and will post them at a later date.

My daughter Trina from Trina's Timeless Treasures is on holidays and has come to visit me for a few days....Yay!!.. So we are going to have some fun stamping and coloring. Trina recently go copics for her birthday....and they are calling out my name for me to try them.........

Thanks for looking and Have a Great Day!!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Magnolia DT - "Seek and Learn"

Another card made from the Magnolias new School, Travel & So Heavenly Collection 2008 Here are the Fabulous stamps I've used for this card.....SC08 School Ruler....SC08 School Pencil...SC08 Edwin with Glasses....SC08 School Slate. The sentiment is from Autumn leaves.

Magnolia stamps can be ordered from the Magnolia Store.......Phebe at The Town Scrapper.......and Diana right here

Colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20' can find a tutorial on my blog right here for this method.......right here, buttons, raffia, brads, staples, stitching. Absolutely no Glitter!!!.Wow!!..that may be a first for

Well if I am not back yet....I should be soon. If someone has emailed me ......please be patient with me ..I will email back to you when I get back.

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

Hugs, Ila

High Hopes Blog Candy Alert!!

Crissy (#1Artist for High Hopes) is offering Fabulous High Hopes Blog Candy on her new Blog "Crissy's Art & Heart" You can find this blog candy right HERE

Nikki at Bunny-Zoe's Blog is offering Fabulous Blog Candy celebrate 20,000 hits. Wonderful Xmas High Hopes stamps and BG Figgy Puddin' paper!! Congrats Nikki on all the hits!!

Both of these Artists are Super Talented!!! be prepared to stay awhile and enjoy viewing their Fabulous Creations!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Fabulous Blog!!

Hi Everyone!!...we are still on holidays....but I just had to let you all know about a brand new Fabulous blog I just found out about!!

Crissy...the #1 Artist for High Hopes has started a blog!!!! Most of you all know how wonderful her art is .....and the ones that don't prepared to have to be Absolutely Amazed!!

Here is the link to her new blog.... Crissy's Art & Heart ...... you can also view more of her art on Splitcoast right here... Crissy's Gallery.

Thank you all So Much for the Wonderful comments on my cards!!!......Will be posting more about my holidays later.....We're having a wonderful time!! ...but I do miss my blogging pals and all your beautiful creations!! There will be one more scheduled post coming up in a few days...Talk to you soon.......Take Care!!....Hugs, Ila

Monday, September 1, 2008

Magnolia DT - "Always Explore"

Now this one seems kind of fitting....since we are still on holidays. Tilda looks like she is travelling with an angel......should be a very safe

These stamps are again from Magnolias new School, Travel & So Heavenly Collection 2008 . Here I have used ....TR08 Traveler Lugagge.....TR08 Traveler Edwin.....TR08 Traveler Tilda...aren't they just Adorable?? The ticket is from Autumn Leaves.

Magnolia stamps can be ordered from the Magnolia Store.......Phebe at The Town Scrapper.......and Diana right here

Most of the supplies on this card are again from Magnolia.

All images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and h20's. Acrylic white paint for accents., brads, glitter, raffia, lace, stitching and foam dimentionals.

Short post here. Since this is scheduled ...I hope it is all readable and not a garbled mess.

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

Hugs, Ila