Tuesday, September 27, 2011

High Hopes Holiday Decor

Hello everyone....

This week over at the High Hopes Blog
we are showcasing how you can use your
stamps to decorate your house for the holidays!!

I created a table setting for Thanksgiving!!

I decorated a flower pot, made a menu, napkin ring,
flower pick and a treat box. I could have kept
going and going with all the wonderful
High Hopes images but had to draw the line
for the sake of fitting it all into a!!

For my centerpiece I chose these beautiful
purple Asters and decorated the flower pot with

"Angel Bear Scarecrow"
"Single potted Daisy"
"Corn Stalk"
and a few extra crows.

The flower pick is
"We're all Ears"
"Happy Thanksgiving"

My menu is a gate fold card with the menu
printed onto parchment paper.
I used the beautiful
"Bountiful Harvest" stamp.

For my napkin ring I used
"Chubby Pumpkins" stamp.

I made this treat box using
"Sm. Turkey stamp"

I couldn't resist these chocolate
and caramel pumpkin candies...yummy!!

The pot is a wooden paper covered pot and I just
recovered it with cardstock and layered
the images with foam tape.

Here is a close up of the flower pick using
"We're all Ears" stamp.

I hope I have given you some ideas for
your holiday table setting.

Be sure to pop on over to the High Hopes Blog
as Tanya has created an absolutely gorgeous
"Winter Wonderland" table setting to inspire you!!

Have a great day
Thanks for stopping by...


Thursday, September 22, 2011

High Hopes Christmas Release

Good morning everyone.....

It's time for he
High Hopes Christmas Release
Blog Hop!!!!!

If you have arrived here from Tanya's Blog
you are going in the right direction.
If not you will want to start over at the
High Hopes Blog.

I am using the gorgeous
for my card today
by artist
Laurie Furnell

Now.... as you hop along be sure to
comment on all the Diva's posts for a
chance to win a fabulous prize!!

Your next stop is Andrea

The new release stamps are now available
for check the
High Hopes Blog
for links to a store near you!!

Have a great day!!!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sneak Peek Day 2

Hello everyone....

I'm back today with another "Sneak Peek"
from High Hopes Christmas release!!!

For my project I am using

"Gingerbread Girl"

by artist
Dustin Pike.

I found this fabulous large wooden clothespin
at Michaels and thought it would be perfect
for a recipe card holder!!!!

I painted the clothespin with acrylic
paint and added DP onto the front of the pin.
I embossed the image with black and
painted it with Tombows, cut it out and layered it
with foam tape. The frosting is done
with liquid applique. I stamped the sentiment
"Cookies and Cocoa"
onto matte shrink film cut it out
and shrunk it to make the tag. I threaded
some bakers twine through the hole to
attach the tag to the pin.

I hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks!!

Be sure to check out all the Diva's amazing
creations on their blogs and be remember to
pop back tomorrow for our
Blog Hop and Release!!!

The new release stamps will go on sale
at 12:01 EST/5:01 GMT on Thursday night.

Have a great day
Thanks for stopping by....


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

High Hopes Challenge and New Release Sneak Peek

Good morning everyone....

It's time for the High Hopes Challenge and
" Sneak Peek"
of a fabulous new release

This weeks challenge is
"Home for the Holidays"

For my "New Release sneak peek" I am
using the awesome
"Santa Moon"
by artist
Dustin Pike
I also used the small candy cane
and small open holly

I have created an ornament with this
adorable Santa.
He is a perfect fit for the round
nestabilities and the sentiment on the oval
nesties. I embossed the images and sentiment
with black and painted the images with
Tombows. I cut them out and layered them
with foam tape. I used white flocking for his beard
and polar white Flower Soft on his hat. I added a little
white pom pom to his hat and covered it with
diamond stickles. The DP is by Basic Grey.
I use my Uni ball white ink pen for the dots.

Be sure to pop on over to the
High Hopes Blog to see the fabulous
sneak peeks the Diva's have created!!!

I will be back tomorrow with another
sneak peek ....hope you will stop by.....


Friday, September 16, 2011

Papers and Pixels Parchment Card Tutorial

Good morning everyone......

Today I am sharing a card with you that I
created a tutorial for
Papers and Pixels online magazine.

Those of you that subscribe to
Papers and Pixels know what I am talking
about when I say what an amazing magazine it is!!!!
For those of you that don't know about
Papers and Pixels
be sure to go and check it out...
you won't be disappointed!!!

You can also check out their blog here.

You all know how I love parchment craft...
this one was a bit of a challenge with all
the tiny spaces to be cut out without
ripping the parchment paper.

I chose this pattern from Parchment craft Magazine
June 2011 edition and it was designed by
Anneke Oostmeijer.

It is a real challenge taking pictures of parchment
cards because of the white and the light.
I am working on better quality pictures but
for now just click on the picture and you should
get a close up to see more of the detail.

I hope you like it!!

To see my tutorial be sure to go to the
Papers and Pixels magazine.
Click on the link and you can see a sneak peek
of whats inside the magazine this month!!

Have a wonderful day
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

High Hopes Challenge #117

Good Morning everyone.....

It's time for the High Hopes Challenge!!

This weeks challenge is brought to us by
and she has chosen


I decided to create some bookmarks
and I have used the adorable images
"School Girl"
"School Boy"
from the original High Hopes catalogue
by artist Tony DeMarco

I embossed the images with black and painted
them with Tombows. I used my nesties ovals for
the frames. The white ovals have been embossed
with CB folders. The paper is older and from
Michaels (when they carried fabulous papers!!!)
I created the bookmark so it would flip open...

I used EK Success and MS boarder punches for
the edges. The sentiment is from High Hopes also.

Be sure to stop by the High Hopes Blog and
check out the fabulous creations the Diva's have
created this week to inspire you!!!!

We have a nice new look on the High Hopes Blog
and Lacey has added some great tabs for easier
access to the fabulous tutorials, publications,
specials etc!!

There is also a "Monthly Special" for stamps
and this months special is....

"Meljen's designs in rubber"
@ 20% off !!!

Have a wonderful day
Thanks for stopping by....