Monday, December 31, 2007

Cards and CST Holiday Contest Prize

Happy New Year!! ..and I want to Thank you all for looking at my creations and sharing your Fabulous creations with me! I feel so fortunate to have made so many blogging friends. I never would have thought that blogging would be so much fun and that I would meet so many Wonderful!! people. At the end of this post I am going to share a poem my daughter recently sent me.....I enjoyed it so much ...I revised it for all of you.

On to a few cards I made over the holidays...

The featured stamper this last week was Crissy Armstrong (#1artist4highhopes)

Visit Crissy's Awesome Gallery..

I was inspired by this card..

This Cute Snowman is from High Hopes Stamps. I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and H20's.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps, HOTP

Paper: whisper white, dcwv textured and glitter

Ink: versafine black, bordering blue, night of navy

Accessories: ribbon, stitching, glitter, embossing pdr

Here is my 2nd card:

I just received my basic grey figgy paper and I just had to use it. I love this cute little mouse called Santa's Helper from High Hopes Stamps....and I love tent cards. The sentiment is computer generated.

Stamps: High Hopes Stamps

Paper: whisper white, kraft, basic grey figgy pudding

Ink: versafine black, creamy caramel. versamark

Accessories: Michael's ribbon, stitching, snowflakes, brads, bling, glitter

Techniques: prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's (water coloring)

Special Cards

These next two Beautiful cards are both from my daughter Trina - Trina's Timeless Treasures

The first card is simply a card she sent me to brighten my day...and indeed it did!! I'm so proud to be your mother and best friend!! Thank you Trina....I love this card!! ...And just love these sexy figures we

For details about this card check out Trina's blog Trina's Timeless Treasures

This next Lovely card is the Christmas card I received from Trina Thanks Trina!! It's Gorgeous!!

For details about this card click here - Trina's Timeless Treasures

Holiday Contest Prize

I recently won a 1st prize in one of the categories for the CST Holiday Card Contest: You can check out all the cards entered right here

I received this Fabulous prize from Creative Accents You'll want to check this place out for sure - Creative Accents

Thanks so much Tara for the Goodies!..and Thank you so much Nancy for hosting this contest. Check out Nancy's Terrific blog here Nancy's Creative Mess.

Now I will leave you all with the Poem I mentioned at the beginning of the post (slightly revised from the original) and a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year!!!!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Cards, Goodies and Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a Great Christmas. I was very blessed this year....all our children were here on Xmas Eve. We had lots of good food, hugs and gifts.

I know you're all dying to know what I got for Xmas....cause I just love to hear what you all

So here goes....

A Cricut and cartridge, Scorpal (love it...just as perfect as they everyone raves)...Lots of lovely paper, brads and ribbon, New dishes, clean up the computer software, gift certificate for Wally World, lovely bath items, outdoor seasonal decorations (church that plays music), chocolates and even a few games.

NOW - I'm going to show you some of the Gifts and Beautiful cards I received in the mail!!

I received a Christmas gift from Tina...owner of High Hopes Stamps. What a lovely surprise and what Fabulous goodies!! Thank you so much Tina!!....You can check out Tina's Awesome gallery here.

This Gorgeous card is from Crissy Armstrong #1artist4highhopes. I love the Fabulous coloring and sparkle on this card. Thanks Crissy!! Check out Crissy's Awesome!! Gallery here.

This Fabulous card is from Inge who is also a Design Diva for High Hopes Stamps as well as many other companies...including Magnolia. This card came all the way from the Netherlands.

Not only is the coloring Gorgeous on this card..the little boy is popped up over the little girl...there are pockets and pull out tabs. Thanks so much Inge. Be sure to check out her Wonderful blog PatternedPaper .

Now I have a photo that I thought had loaded before but see I have not....It is of some Fabulous goodies I received from Crissy Armstrong over a month ago welcoming me as a High Hopes Design Diva. I have already used some of these wonderful goodies....Thanks Crissy!!

Well this is it for today.....I will be back soon with more wonderful cards time from my lovely daughter Trina - check out her blog for some fabulous Xmas cards Trina's Timeless Treasures. I also have a few more High Hopes cards and a prize from Creative Accents for the CST Holiday Card Contest....till then....

Season's Greetings!! Take Care ..and.....Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Mistletoe Cheer" and "Santa Buddy"

"Happy Holidays" Everyone,

I have a card today and some pics of our "Little Buddy"

This card is made with the LSC146 limited supply challenge in mind..white based cards.

The lovable guy under the mistletoe is from High Hopes can find him right here Hopeful Tink.

This was a very easy quick card to make!

"Mistletoe Cheer"

Stamps - High Hopes, Hereo Arts

Paper - Whisper white, Daisy D's. Michael's CS

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp.

Accents - Michael's' ribbon, snowflake brad, embossing pdr, stickles, stardust pen, glitter and heat and stick pdr.

Colored with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and H20's

"Santa Buddy"

We have such a ball with this little character!!...I just have to show him off!!

Somehow I don't really think he likes that I really had to hurry to get that

It's not all bad you can see from this pic..the collar was okay (till he started eating the bells). Buddy is 4 months old now.

And one more.......................

Take Care!! Thanks so much for looking!! .............. Hugs!!!...Ila

Friday, December 14, 2007

Roundin' up for Winter Fun!!

I have sure been enjoying seeing all the wonderful holiday posts. I try to sneak in a peek while I'm baking ect. Thank goodness I have a computer in my kitchen....or nothing would ever get cooked.....or is it the other way around?

The card I have today is made with High Hopes Cowboy Snowman......He's a sweetie isn't he? I got to play with my new Daisy D's paper as well....Yay! I also used the SC122 sketch...seems almost perfect for this fella doesn't it?

Stamps: High Hopes, Hot off the Press

Paper: whisper white, basic grey, daisy d's, kraft CS

Ink: versafine black, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, cranberry crisp, blue bayou, night of navy

Accessories: stitching, cord, brads, scribbles, glitter, stickles, embossing

Techniques: prismacolor pencils and h20's

Well I am off to do some baking and I hope to get a few more cards done in the near future.

Take Care Everyone!! and Thank you so much for looking and your Wonderful comments!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"Tea Times"

I can't believe how fast Xmas is coming....I swear time goes faster every year. I have my presents all bought and almost all wrapped. I am just starting my Xmas baking though and preparing for company this weekend. It will be nice to relax a little this weekend....we will be having a nice little get together with some our family and relatives. There will definetly be wine....hmmm.

Tea Time

Malieta you were right on your last post. I was one of the designers ask by Crissy #1 artist for High Hopes to make a card for the January Project of the Month. (I am so honered).

The stamps used in this card will be on sale during the month of watch for it here at High Hopes Stamps. And for more "Wonderful Inspiration" keep and eye on Jeanne at Inky Paws as she is the other designer ask to make a Jan POTM card. Jeanne's blog and designs are Fabulous!!

You can buy these stamps separately as putting HOTP into the search box and clicking the hippo you can browse through all the new stamps High Hopes has to offer.

Check out the Monthly Special for December it is just "Super Adorable"....I can hardly wait to make some Valetines with that, "Cute chocolate-lovin' Swine".

Here is the card for January Monthly Special... coming soon...

"Trish Tea Angel" was colored with prismacolor pencils (OMS) and Twinkling H20's.

I stamped the sugar cubes with bordering blue classic ink and used heat and stick powder topped with glitter.

The bottom tea border is inked first with Versamark...old olive classic ink and sprinkled with Irredescent Ice to emboss.

Stamps: High Hopes

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, basic grey, makin' memories, costco

Ink: versafine black, bordering blue, old olive, creamy caramel, close to cocoa

Accessories: flowers, pearl, bling, glitter, cord, stitching, coluzzle for scallops, heat and stich pdr, irredescent ice

Techniques: prismacolor pencils (oderless mineral spirts) and h20's

Happy Holidays Everyone!! and Thanks for looking and your Wonderful comments!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

"Will E. Melt" and Tagged

We are having a major snowstorm here tonight.....we should get up to 15 or more centimeters of snow by tomorrow. I'm not really lovin' this...cause I have to take puppy out to do his thing and lately he loves to take his time in the snow....but he sure is a loves to sleep under my table in my stamp room while I create.

I received a pkg recently from High Hopes containing the most Wonderful stamps. What a Fabulous day that was!! This snowman is one of the stamps I received...isn't he adorable?

I used the SC152 sketch to make this card. You can find High Hopes stamps right here High Hopes .

"Will E. Melt"

The snowman is colored with Prismacolor pencils (OMS) and Twinkling H20's to deepen the shading...but any regular cake water colors could be used to do this. Twinkling H20's are simply cake watercolors with mica in them for twinkle.

Stamps: High Hopes, Printworks.

Paper: whisper white, dcwv, basic grey, michaels.

Ink: versafine black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, cranberry

Accessories: brads, cord, eyelets, snowflakes, glitter, stickles, scribbles for snow, ranger embossing pdr, oval punch, acrylic white paint for Spackle.


I have been tagged by Monica at M.A.D. Stamper Be sure to check her is Fabulous!!

I have to come up with words starting with letters of my middle name... so here goes.

M - Mail...I love it ...especially if I am expecting a parcel

A - Activity...I like walking

U - Understanding...I try to be anyway

R - Resonable ...I try to be that too.

E - Eating...this is something I really love to do ...(too much)

E - Enjoy...I enjoy stamping and making cards.

N - Nice...I try to be nice too...and am told that sometimes I

I'm a little late with this and I know everyone is pretty busy so I'm going to tag anyone who sees this and has some time.

Have a Great Day Everyone!!....and Thank you so much for all your Fabulous comments!!