Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!..and...Little Spooks!!

Back to wish Everyone a Great Weekend!!...and to show off our little granddaughter Ellie. I think she is just the Sweetest little Butterfly Spook....but....not the simply could not get a smile out of her in this costume and usually Ellie smiles all the time. Aren't these wings just the Cutest???
Halloween isn't complete without a Buddy photo on my blog either....So here he is... "Mr Buddy Bee".....
The photo says it all....Have a Great Weekend Everyone!!...and Thank you for visiting!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Boo Crew..and Happy Halloween!!..2 cards!!

I have shocked is one thing for me to have 1 card...but 2??? I tell ya' these little High Hopes Halloween images are just the Cutest and I've so enjoyed playing with them. The above card is a Tent card...(tent cards are one of my favorite to make). The images are from High Hopes created by one of their new fabulous artists Laurie Furnell. The stamps I have used on this card are - Boo Family in Frame, The Boo Crew sentiment, Pumpkin Treat and Happy Halloween sentiment. The fence is a Martha Stewart punch. The High Hopes images on this card are - Boo Crew in Frame, Happy Halloween sentiment and Broom. Another Martha Stewart punch for the fence. I've colored all the images with copic markers as a base only..prismacolor pencils and h20's. Please remember not to use copics over prismacolor pencils as the copic tips will be ruined. The patterned papers are My Minds Eye and Basic Gray. If you have any questions ...feel free to ask!! We have just had our first winter storm of the season. It started the night before last. What a mess!!....over 15 cm of snow...low temps and a horrible wind. It is just starting to clear up now...and Hubby is outside shoveling. Looks like it may take a few days to leave...I say it will leave and hubby says it won't. I sure hope I'm I'll be back to wish a Happy Halloween. Have a Great Day Everyone and Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comments!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Trick or Treat!!...High Hopes, Stamp with Fun and Magical Monday Challenges!

Wow!!...Thanks so much Y'all for visiting and all your Lovely comments!! I am making my way around to visit I should be coming around soon...if I haven't been there yet. I can't get over all the Gorgeous Halloween and Xmas creations everyone is making!!! This last Saturday we babysat our little grand daughter Ellie...(short for Elisabeth). What fun we had...she was so good.. all smiles and chuckles. She has her own special language going on right now too....and it is Super Cute!! Can hardly wait to see her in between visits!! On to my card.... This is my first Easel Card!!! I've always so admired everyone else's and decided it was time to try one. What a fun card to make!! I'm entering it into the High Hopes Challenge which is a recipe this week...1 circle, 2 squares and a scalloped edge. Since.... Stamp with Fun and Magical Monday Challenges are Halloween themed...I'm entering there too!!
I've used High Hopes Fabulous Stamps on this card from their Newest Release..."Witchy Poo Stirring Brew", the bat from "Batty Boo" and "Trick or Treat Greeting"
I've colored the images with copics for a base, prismacolor pencils (oms) and twinkling h20's. As always..remember...never use copics over prismacolor pencils..or tips will be ruined!!
The DP is from last years Halloween Recollections. The punched borders are MS punches.
Have a Great Day Everyone...and Thank You so much for visiting!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hello and Spooky High Hopes Luminaries!!

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!!

I can hardly believe myself how long I have been away from blogging...I have to wonder who ever said life slows down on Retirement?? It seems like we have been busier than ever!!

We just got back from a very long trip a few weeks ago. We travelled in our old RV through the US to Niagara Falls ON. Then back again slowly travelling through the US again.... New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota. We had a Fabulous time.

There were many high lights of our trip...and I have to share a few of the very special ones....
While we were in Petrolia Ontario (on route to Niagara Falls)..I stopped in at a Fabulous little store called The Towne Scrapper and met Phebe ...who I have known for In fact she sold me my very first Magnolia stamps! What a lovely gal! Not only did we have a nice visit I got some great deals...and she sent me off with warm hug and a pkg of gorgeous flowers. Thank you so much Phebe!!

While visiting Phebe also told me Tina from High Hopes lived close by...kindly gave me a phone # and said that I shouldn't leave without giving Tina a call. I couldn't resist a chance to meet Tina and Bethany so I gave Tina a call...and she insisted we drop in for a visit. Oh Wow...what a Wonderful visit!! My husband and I both enjoyed it! Not only is Tina a kind and lovely person...she has a fabulous family as well. In fact her hubby works at the same railroad my hubby just retired from. I don't think there was ever even a lull in conversation. It was truly a highlight of our trip. And..oh my Gosh...I was sent off with more warm hugs....and a bag of the most fabulous new High Hopes stamps!! We would so love to visit with them again...and are hoping they will grace us with a visit if they ever come holidaying this way.

Now on to show you a few projects I've made using a few of these new High Hopes Stamps. The talented artist that created these Cute and Fabulous stamps is Laurie Furnell. I used a Splitcoast tutorial to make these luminaries. You can find the tutorial right here. Battery operated tea lights are used inside for lights. Please be careful...regular candles would not be safe to use in these boxes.
The images I've used on the above box are "Boo Family in Frame" and "Batty Boo"
For the sides and back I just glued on little bats. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the bats and the web trim.
This little box is triangular..using only 3 coaster to create it instead of 4. The stamps I used are "Silly Spider" and "Angel Bear Ghost Costume"
The stars punched out of glitter paper. The candy corn just cut out of designer paper.
All the images are colored with copic markers as a base only..prismacolor pencils and h20's. Please remember not to use copics over prismacolor pencils as the copic tips will be ruined.
I'm hoping to be back soon. Thank you all so much for still stopping by and the wonderful and concerned comments I've recieved.
Take Care Everyone...and Have a Great Weekend!!