Saturday, February 28, 2009


Sorry I haven't been posting much.....I am going out of town for the weekend....but will be posting more next week.

I have received more Awards in the last thought I would quickly post them and Thank these lovely people for thinking of me!! sure to click on their names or blogs to visit their Fabulous blogs!! Best Blog Comments Award...from Cheryl - My Cardmaking Haven

Inspired Blog Award - Michelle - Colour On Cards

Katy Award - Zoe - Zoe's Blog

Kreative Blogger - Jo - The Life and Creations of a Springer - Lovin' Paper Stroker...

Thank you So Much Gals!!...I'm so honored and pleased to have received these Awards from you all!!

I so hope I didn't miss anyone....If I did...I am very sorry!! I keep a special folder for my Awards...but sometimes I add things to the wrong folder.....(some

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!! I'll be back by Monday with a card!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

"Wild Thing" - High Hopes Ch#19 - Stamp Something and SC216 Sketch

High Hopes Challenge #19 is brought to us by the very talented Amy and she would like to see sponging on your card or project. Check out the HHChallenge blog to see all the Fabulous creations the Divas have made. Join this Fun Challenge and you will have a chance to win these two fabulous HH stamps First Ride and the Wonderful Adventures sentiment!!

The Fabulous stamps I used for this card are all from High Hopes and are "Alberts Gift" - "Abigail" - "Wild Thing" - "Perched Birdie" - "Landing Birdie" and "Tree Element".

I also made this card to participate in the Stamp Something Challenge which is to made something 3D. For the layout I used the SC216 sketch (great sketch)

All images are colored with Prismacolor pencils (oms) and H20's. I continued the sentiment into the inside........I am not very good at decorating the inside of a card...but gave it a shot anyway.

The top part of the tree (leaves) are sponged with 2 different green inks.......SU Old Olive and SU Certainly celery. I also sponged the edges of the sentiment with SU creamy caramel ink.

The tree is masked and the background is brushed on with SU bashful blue, creamy caramel and close to cocoa inks.

Most of the images on the card are pop dotted...the dragons, flowers, birds, sentiment....and the whole panel. There is glitter on the dragon wings, flowers and Abigails bow.

I used nesties for the scallops (two pieces made and taped together to make a larger rectangle)...and a Martha Stewart punch for the fancy borders.

The raffia lace on the narrow panel behind the scene is lace I received from Bernie last year...I love this stuff!! Thank you so much Bernie!!

Paper - Georgia Pacific white, Treasures CS, K&Company

Ink - versafine black, bashful blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, certainly celery, old olive

Accessories - ribbon, dew drop pearls, raffia lace, stitching, MS punch, nesties

Sorry I have been so late with posting......I have had a busy week. We have a ton of snow here....and have been trying to move some of it away from the house. We have more snow and cool temperatures expected this week. There is No sign of Spring here!!!

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

Monday, February 16, 2009

Easter Greetings!! - High Hopes Ch #18

The New Fabulous HH stamps are up on the High Hopes site!! Yay!!....A few of us Divas are still waiting for our New Stamps.....but we should be receiving them soon. I can hardly wait!!

The High Hopes Challenge this week is brought to us by the very talented Nikki....and she would like to see Easter cards or anything to do with Spring!! Go to the High Hopes Blog to join in and have a chance to win a couple New Release stamps. Many of the Fabulous Diva cards for this weeks challenge feature the New stamps as well!!

I've used an Easter stamp from the previous High Hopes release...."Three Pane Easter Stamp" I give you the link right now ......but as soon as it is back up on the High Hopes site ....I will edit this post. The sentiment I used for this card is called "Script Easter Greetings" The cute little eggs in the bottom corner are "Flower Egg" - "Heart Egg" and "Zig-Zag Egg"

I used prismacolor pencils(oms) and Twinkling h20's

The image is colored, glittered and glazed in places, cut out and pop dotted onto the white panel.

The cute flower trim was given to me by one of my daughters...and although you can hardly tell....every fourth flower I have placed a little pearl on. This who panel was popped up again over the other layers.

The little eggs are colored glittered a bit and popped up.

I originally thought this paper from Debbie Mum (girls pak) might look too kiddish but it also reminded me of spring and Easter so used it anyway.

Paper - GP white, dcwv, Debbie Mums girl paper pak, making memories

Accessories - pearls, lace, trim, pop dots, glitter, stitching, diamond glaze, ribbon

Thanks for looking Everyone and for your Wonderful Comments!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

"Happy Valentines Day" - Craft Lounge

The stamps I used on this card are from "our craft lounge"....I love that dancing puppy!!...The name of this stamp set is called..."Pat the Dog" These are really nice stamps...they are clear and stamp Beautifully. Included in the stamp set is little binder page to store your stamps on ...and this page has colored pictures of the stamps on it. This all makes it really easy to color and store these stamps.

Be sure to check them out... "Our Craft Lounge" They have an Amazing amount Wonderful and Fun stamps and sets....including more new ones that just came out!!!

I used the recent Fabulous SC215 sketch for the layout...and cut around the dog, clouds and sentiment TLC207 (cut it out)...So Fun!! This card also qualifies for the Cute Card Thursday Challenge #47...which is "Music and Dance"

The images are colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's to shade. Acrylic white paint for accents.

Pat, clouds, sentiment and the whole nestie panel is popped up.

I stamped the censored sign ...masked it...and stamped over with the fire hydrant.

The background is simply a dry brush of bashful blue ink and olive green ink......a few grassy details added with a marker. You can see my background tutorial right here

The clouds have shimmerz paint on them....this is the first time I have used this product..very nice!!

Paper: GP white, treasures cs, basic grey, dcwv, mme

Ink: versafine black, bashful blue, olive green

Accessories: ribbon, charm, shimmerz, cord, labels two, threading water punch, stitching

Remember to keep hopping to see the new High Hopes Release Sneak Peeks......The New Release stamps should be on the High Hopes site....Sunday morning!!

Thanks for looking!! ....and for your lovely comments!! Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

High Hopes New Release and Hullabaloo!!

Hey Everyone!!...there is a High Hopes Hullabaloo going on right now!!

High Hopes New Release is coming out this Weekend...they will be on the High Hopes site Sunday morning!! ...over 75 Fabulous and Fun stamps!!

Right now the High Hopes Divas are having a Hullabaloo and showing cards made with these images right now!!... So click on the High Hopes Diva list on my sidebar to see some Gorgeous Creations made with these new stamps!!!

Have a Great Day!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Magnolia "Spring Stamp Club Kit" and High Hopes "Feb POTM"

Last call to order Magnolia Spring Stamp Club Kits!!

You only have till Feb 15th to order the Spring Stamp Club. The Kits will be sent out at the end of February. To order go to and click on the Magnolia Stamp Club box.

These kits are a Fabulous deal!!.....Each Kit includes 12-15 stamps unmounted stamps and 6-7 of them are figures!! Go to the Magnolia Inspiration Blog for a sneak peek!!...and while you are there leave a comment for a chance to win "Magnolia’s EASTER COLLECTION 2009"

High Hopes Feb "Project of the Month"

Be sure to check out the High Hopes Challenge blog to see samples of the Feb "Project of the Month"....and learn how to order these fabulous stamps.

This months "Project of the Month" is not only a Great Deal!!.....but features 4 fabulous stamps that are part of the "Wonderful New Release" High Hopes has coming out on Feb 15th.

High Hopes "Guest Designer Call"

Love High Hopes stamps??...Want a chance to be a Guest Designer?? ............Keep reading.......

High Hopes is looking for 2 designers for a 3month term running from April - June.

They are a Wonderful company to design hop on over to the, "High Hopes Challenge Blog" for all the information you need to know to apply for this fun position!!

Good Luck!! and Have a Great Day!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Owl always love you! - HH Challenge #17

This weeks HH Challenge is to make a card using a sketch created by the very talented Katharina. Check out the High Hopes Challenge blog to see all the Gorgeous creations by the HH Diva Team. Join in this weeks challenge and you could win some Fabulous High Hopes Stamps!!!

On this card the High Hopes stamps I have used are...."Love Birds" - "Branch" and "Owl Love You" sentiment. I think these owls are just the Cutest......Hubby will get this card for Valentines Day...mainly because when I was making it ....he saw it before it was finished and actually commented on how cute it was. He's a Sweetie!!

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

The owl, branch and sentiments are all popped up on foam dots.

I used scalloped nesties for the heart and CBugged the heart and white layer with the Swiss dot folder.

Paper - GP white, prima marketing (romantica), kraft cs

Ink - versafine black, creamy caramel

Accessories - metal clip, charm, iridescent ice, jute, stitching, brads

We've been having some nice weather for a change this last few days....getting geared up for another cold spell again though. It is nice to see that the daylight hours are getting longer....makes me feel like spring is right around the corner.

I hope everyone is having a Fabulous Weekend!!...Thank you all So Much for your Lovely Comments!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

A Personal Thank You Letter and Photos from Frank White!...Tina's Grandfather

I'm directing you all to this post to see Photos and a lovely Personal Thank You letter from Frank White to all of You!!

Thank You Letter and Photos!!

Thank you all so much!!...This is truly Amazing!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Sweets for my Sooeet" - High Hopes Ch#16

This week is my turn to state the challenge for the week!!...I would like to see Lace on your can be any kind....fabric lace..paper punch...lace all qualifies!! Have Fun!!

For more inspiration check out the Beautiful creations made by all the Divas on the High Hopes Challenge Blog!

For this card I've used one of my favorite High Hopes piggy...."Sow Soo-eet Piggy" and the sentiment "Sweets For My Sooeet". These are also the 2 stamps you can win randomly by participating in this weeks challenge.

I used the Fabulous SC213 sketch for this card.

The piggy is colored with prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's to deepen the shading.

Both the piggy and the sentiment is popped up on foamy's. I've added red stickles to the heart on the piggy's shirt.

There is lace along both sides of the panel behind the piggy ....also a paper doily....and lace across the bottom of the card and in the ribbon blossom.

I made another ribbon type blossom adding this cute green button I found in my stash....I was happy to see it kind of matches the button on his shape anyway.

Paper: GP white, dcwv, prima marketing, cloud 2, costco, paper doily

Ink: versafine black, bashful blue, bordering blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa, ruby red

Accessories: flowers, brad, button, cord, ribbon, lace, nesties, stickles, acrylic paint, stitching, paper doily.

Have a Wonderful Sunday Everyone!!...and Thank You for your Wonderful Comments!!