Tuesday, September 10, 2013

One Crazy Stamper Blog Hop and High Hopes Challenge


Today I am joining in with One Crazy Stampers
Blog Hop!!
One Crazy Stamper is featuring High Hopes
"Christmas Fun 2013" 
new release for the whole
month of September and is kicking it off 
with a blog hop!!

For my card I have created an easel card 
and I am using......
Snowy's Cup,
Sm. Open Holly
Cup of Cocoa

If you have arrived here from Leanne's blog you are 
going in the right direction....if not you can start over
on the OCS Blog

Leave a comment for your chance to win a High Hopes 
stamp from the new release. One lucky winner will 
be drawn in a couple of days. There will be one stamp 
per blog given out so be sure to complete the whole hop
for more chances to win !!!

One Crazy Stamper carries the largest selection of
High Hopes Stamps in Ontario, Canada. 
Be sure to stop by the shop in Bolton ON or
their online shop for all the latest and greatest
crafty will be amazed!!


Today is also our High Hopes Challenge.....
"Buttons and Bows"

For my challenge card I am using....
"Candy Cane Penguin"
"Small Open Holly" 
"Warm Winter Wishes"
sentiment....all from the new release!!

I colored the images with Inktense Watercolor Pencils.
I cut the images out and added a "wobble" to the penguin
and attached it to the circle which was embossed 
with a CB snowflake embossing folder. 

Have fun hopping along with One Crazy Stamper's
Blog Hop....your next stop is Christine!!

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

Friday, August 9, 2013


I am still having so much fun coloring
up the images from our new release....

I thought I would pop by and share another
card I made this week.

For this card I have used....


I colored the snowmen bodies with Heavenly H2o's 
and the rest of the images with Tombows.
After I colored the trees I embossed them with
 a swirly pattern embossing folder. I made the 
smaller tree by just cutting off the last section 
of the tree and adding the trunk back on with glue.
I cut all the images  out and layered them with
 foam tape. I added a fringe ribbon for the snow. 
I can't remember the DP that I used for the 
background nor can I find any left in my stash
 so if you know what it is do let me know because
 I would love to get some more!!

Have a great day and
Thanks so much for stopping by....


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

High Hopes Blog Hop and Release

Good morning everyone.....
           It's time for the new High Hopes Release!

Today we have a Blog Hop to celebrate the release!
The High Hopes Dream Team are showcasing
some of the stamps that will be released today.
There will be prizes along the hop but you
won't know be sure to leave a comment 
at each stop so you will be entered into the candy giveaway!!

If you have arrived here from Alie's Blog
you are going in the right direction. 
If not you will want to start back at the 

For my card today I am using...

"Elegant Santa"
"Holly Jolly"
"Sm. Open Holly"

This fabulous Santa is just another victim of 
my glitter ritz obsession!! You can really 
see the sparkle on this card!!

I also created a little box to hold some tags
using  our adorable

I created some tags to go in the box
with our awesome new 
"Snowy Tag"

Your next stop is Anna's Blog
so be on your way and have fun hoppin"!!

I hope you like our new release stamps
which are up for sale now at these
retail stores....

Thanks so much for stopping by....

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

High Hopes New Release Sneak Peek Day 2

Hello everyone....

I hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks so far!!

There's lots more to show you today so be 
sure  to stop by the High Hopes Blog and our 
Dream Team Blogs to see the fabulous creations 
made with our new release stamps!! 

"Christmas Fun 2013" 

For my sneak peek today I created some
gift cards with our new Christmas Blocks.
I have used.....
"Santa & Rudy Block"
and the 
"Dog Trio Block"

For the next two gift cards I used....
"Snow Couple Block"
"Father Christmas Block"

I colored all the images with the fabulous 
Glitter Ritz and Copic  technique. They are so
sparkly it is amazing!!
I had so much fun with this Glitter Ritz I have 
been glittering up a!!

I have added a close up so you can see the sparkle!!

Today is also a new challenge on the High Hopes Blog.....
use your "Favorite Embellishment"

Be sure to stop by again tomorrow and join us for 
our New Release and Blog Hop!!

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


Monday, August 5, 2013

HIgh Hopes New Release Sneak Peek

Good Morning everyone!!

It's time for a sneak peek from
High Hopes New Release....

"Christmas Fun 2013"

Today and tomorrow we will be
sharing some awesome sneak peeks
of the fun new stamps designed by
our fabulous artist
"Laurie Furnell"

The High Hopes Dream Team have created some 
amazing cards and projects to show off the 
new stamps so I hope you will check them out on the 
and the
Dream Team Blogs!!

I have created a twisted easel card using 
"Motorin' By Santa"

I colored the image with Tombows, cut it out 
and added a "wobble" to pop him up so he 
I also used 
"Roadway", "Script Ho Ho Ho"
"Here Comes Santa Claus" 

I hope you will have time to check out today's
sneak peeks on the High Hopes Blog and the DT blogs!!

Be sure to pop back tomorrow to see more of this 
fabulous new release!!!

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


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

High Hopes and Ribbon Carousel Blog Hop


Today we are pairing up with 
Ribbon Carousel 
for a fun blog hop!!

Each of the High Hopes DT have used some ribbon from 
Ribbon Carousel
while the Ribbon Carousel DT have used an image from
High Hopes!

As you hop along each of the blogs, be sure to leave a 
comment because there is candy from both 
Ribbon Carousel and High Hopes!!

The blog hop runs through 11:59pm EST Friday, January 25th
The winners will be posted on the
High Hopes Blog
Ribbon Carousel Blogs
on Saturday, January 26th.

For my card I am using 
"Ironing Irma"
with the 
"From Our Children"

I have used some gorgeous blue grosgrain ribbon from 
Ribbon Carousel.

Your next stop is
so just click the link and get hoppin"


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Hello everyone....

It's time for the High Hopes Challenge!!!

This weeks challenge is brought to us by the lovely
and she has created a sketch for us!!

You can see the sketch over on the High Hopes Blog
while you are checking out the gorgeous creations
the Dream Team have designed to inspire you
this week!!

I have 2 cards this week...because I love coloring these 
awesome new images!!

My first card is 
"Bear Buddies"
with the 
"Beary Best"

I colored these cuties with Derwent Inktense pencils and their
boots with Tombows. I paper pieced a few of the new
"Love Hearts" image, cut them out and layered them.

For my next card I am using
"Happy Hippos"
with the 
"Friends Are We"

I painted the adorable Hippos with Tombow  markers.
The DP is from the "Dreamcatcher" paper pad.

I hope you will have time to play along with us this week...
be sure to use a High Hopes image on your card to qualify
 for the prize!!

Have a wonderful day
Thanks so much for stopping by

Karen x

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

High Hopes Blog Hop and Release


Well it's finally here....
High Hopes New Release and Blog Hop!!

I hope you will  hop around with us today and
be sure to comment on all the Dream Teams blogs
as there will be secret prizes along the way!!!

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

For my 1st card I am using the gorgeous


"Elle & Elmer"
"All Things Bright"

(the card design was created using the Bookatrix template)

My next card is created using

"Birthday Belle"
"So Many Candles"

(the sentiment was stamped onto shrink film and shrunk)

Well it's time to get hoppin" your next stop is

The new release stamps are on sale now....

Thanks for stopping by...


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sneak Peek Day 2

Good morning everyone....
It's day 2 of our new release sneak peeks!!!

Today I am showcasing 2 cards from our new line....


by our awesome artist
"Laurie Furnell"

My first card is.... 
"Butterfly Guy"
"Retirement" sentiment

The background was done with a scalloped oval die cut 
and weathered wood distress ink. The image was painted
with Tombows.  The DP is from 
Up, Up and Away paper pad.

My second card is 
"Golfer Glen"
"Happy Retirement"

The image was colored with Tombows and the DP is from My Minds Eye.

I hope you are enjoying our new release sneak peeks....

Be sure to pop back tomorrow for our 
as there are great prized to be had!!!!

The new release goes on sale at midnight tonight EST!!

You can see more of the Senior Moments today over on the 
our Dream Team has been hard at work and have some
awesome creations to share with you!!!

See you all tomorrow....

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


Monday, January 7, 2013

High Hopes New Release 2013


To start the new year High Hopes has a brand 
new release to share with you!!!

Today is our first sneak peeks of the new release
and we are showcasing the designs from
which is Noah and friends and animal pairs
by our amazing artist....
"Laurie Furnell"

For my sneak peek I have chosen
"Monkey Mates"
and made a Valentine easel card!!

I am using Monkey Mates, Hearts and
 the sentiment
Friends are We

Be sure to pop on over to the 
and check out the awesome sneak peeks
the Dream Team have to share
with you today too!!

I hope you will come back tomorrow and
check out our Day 2 sneak peeks as we 
have a new and exciting line 
to share with you!!!!

See you tomorrow......

Have a fabulous day and
Thanks for stopping by....