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

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 was on his best

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 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

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 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.







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 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 I will just list some of my fav songs....

  1. Twelfth of Never 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 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's called "Christmas Treat" I just love this image....3 of my children have 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 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 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 will find them on the last 3-4 pages of stamps.

To enter all you have to do is comment on this 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 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 the roads were a little tricky today....but we made it back home okay. I sure hope this snow goes away am definitely not ready for winter!!

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

High Hopes is Hoppin again sure to check all the Diva links on my side 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 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!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tags & Awards

While I was on holidays I was tagged and received some Wonderful Awards. I hope I can remember them all. I am so honored to receive these Awards from all these Wonderful, Talented ladies. Please click on their names to go to their Fabulous blogs and see their Gorgeous Creations!!

I am passing on these Awards to all the Fabulous Blogs in my Blog Roll!!

I received the Javablu Award from ......Agnus, Dorte, Maria Jesus, Marit, Sandra and Nyten

Scrappy Do 2 U (Love Your Blog Award) One Sweet Blog Award from Trina, Karen and Charly

I have also been tagged by Linniepink, Michelle, Crissy, Lacey.... to "Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog some random, some weird".

This is going to be hard I have shared this twice before...and I am really not all that interesting....but I will give it a go anyway.

1. I love to sit and swing on our patio swing outside.....basically I like anything that rocks. In fact sometimes when I am standing talking to someone...I rock a little back and forth....I have to catch myself. Weird Huh???....and yes...I also have my own special rocking chair my hubby bought for

2. I love onions and garlic......baked onion soup is one of my favorites...and I love garlic in pretty well anything....well except for

3. I hate dusting.......and I leave it as much as possible....unless someone is coming over and then I run like mad to dust things off.

4. I have 4 older brothers....and when I was around 4 yrs old ..... I use to tell everyone that I was a boy too. I did not want to be a girl.......So my parents friends would come over and say, " Oh aren't you a pretty little girl?"......and I would get very agitated and say..."I'm not a girl...I'm a boy!". Did I really think I was a boy?...I don't think so...but who wants to be a girl in a house full of boys that are always doing fun stuff?

5. I love going on Road trips.........I really enjoy stopping along the way at different towns....checking out the stores or even just stopping at the gas stations that have convenience stores ...just to look around.

6. I use to love cross country skiing....I still do but haven't had time in the last few years. Anyway....hubby and I both loved it ...and we were even instructors for a kids ski club...called Jack Rabbit. When we were asked by the city to do it...they let all our kids join free......(all five)..what a great deal......and ...we had a great time.

7. I love taking a nice long bath....with lots of bubbles....Oh ...I like showers of course too....especially when I don't have much time....but I do enjoy a nice soak.

Well that is it for now......and If anyone else would like to play ....please leave me a message...I would love to come and read 7 random or weird things about you!!!

Have a Great Day!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

High Hopes Blog Candy Hop!!

Just stopping in to tell you all about the High Hopes blog Candy Hop!! During this next month each Diva will be offering High Hopes Blog Candy at different times. So ya'll need to keep checking out their blogs to see which Diva is offering Fabulous New Release HH blog candy.

On the side-bar on my right right under the HH Challenge Banner you will find a list of all the Divas blogs...just click on them to find out where the candy is!!!

Good Luck Everyone!!!