Tuesday, September 1, 2015

High Hopes New Release Blog Hop

Hello Everyone....

It has been quite a while since I have posted here...but
 I am glad to be back!!!

For today's  blog hop I am sharing a card I created 
for High Hopes new release....
"Joys of the Seasons"

If you have arrived here from Lora's blog you are going
 in the right direction.....

The image I am using is

I created an easel card for this adorable Frankie!! 
embossed the image with black onto watercolor paper. 
I embossed and colored some extra bats, cut them
out and layered them. 

I used Doodle Bug papers from the Halloween Parade 
paper pad. Some ribbon from my stash and some
black gum drops. The drippy goo is a Martha Stewart
punch and the sentiment is on a tag die from 

The marker colors I have used are.....
          043- Olive green
        091- Light Gray
           084-  Deep Violet
    070- Orange
   010- Black 
        095-Dark Gray
           062- Dark Brown
          061-Light Brown

I have just started using these markers and they 
are really amazing!! For those of you who know me 
I am a a true Tombow marker fan (and I will 
continue to use them) but I am totally 
impressed with the new Zigs!!! 

I hope you have fun hopping along 
and your  next stop is........ 
One Crazy Stamper Blog 
or the 
High Hopes Blog 
and be sure to leave a comment for
your chance to win a prize!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.....
Karen x

Monday, February 9, 2015


I am just stopping by to share a card I made for
the latest High Hopes release.

This sweet stamp is.....
"I Love You This Much!!"

I embossed the image with black and 
painted it with Tombows

Hope you like it!!!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

High Hopes New Release

Hello everyone.....

I am so happy to see that you all 
loved our new release!!

I haven't had much time these days to 
create but I am on a roll so I thought I 
would share another card with you.

This was such an easy way to color this 
beautiful "Angel Trio" takes hardly any time at all!

I color my snowmen this way too!!

I love lots of sparkle at the best of times
 but especially on Christmas cards!!

First I embossed the image with gold embossing 
powder. I painted their faces and hands lightly 
with my 942 Tombow marker. I colored the wings, 
dresses, cloud and book with Heavenly H2o's. 
Just a touch of pink on their cheeks. I added 
 small amounts of color to the stars, holly, 
hair and socks.

The gold on the bells and socks are gold 
stickles and frosted lace stickles on the 
cloud and wings. I waited for the stickles 
to dry and if needed I added more!! A little 
dab of green here and there, some 
shading to the dresses with my 
Tombow markers and it is done!!!

I hope you like it....

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


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone......

Today is High Hopes 
"Holly Jolly" Release 
Blog Hop!!!

The Dream Team have created some wonderful 
projects using some of the stamps that will
be released today.

Hop along to each blog in order to see their 
wonderful creations. There will be a prize, but you 
won't know where it is so leave a comment on 
each blog to make sure that you are entered 
for the drawing!!!

The Blog Hop will be open until Friday, Sept 5th
at midnight EST and the winner will be announced 
with the next challenge.

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

For my card today I am using the adorable
"Christmas Baby"
"Baby's First Christmas"

You will notice that I have added 
some hair to my image to suit our 
new baby!!

Have fun hopping around and be sure to 
leave those comments!!!!

Your next stop is back to the

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


Tuesday, September 2, 2014


It's day 2 of the "Holly Jolly" 
new release sneak peeks!!

For my card today I am using 
"Carolling Frosty"
"Snow Business"

The images are colored with Tombows and
 the sentiment was stamped with Stazon black
onto shrink film. I cut out Frosty and layered
him in the window adding the icicle die cut
cut out of vellum and embossed.

The new release is available for purchase
tonight at midnight EST and be sure
to join us tomorrow for our 
"Holly Jolly" BLOG HOP too!!

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


Monday, September 1, 2014

High Hopes New Release

Hello Everyone......

It's time for a new release over at 
High Hopes!!!

Today and tomorrow we will be sharing some 
sneak peeks with you and the new release
will go live and be available to purchase on
Wednesday at 12:oo am EST!!

We will be celebrating the new release with a 
on  Wednesday too!!

I created a tri-fold card for my sneak peek
using the brand new Holiday Train images.

The sentiment is....Holly Jolly with the Sm. Open Holly.

The images on the inside of my card are......

Christmas Bear Engine
Waving Christmas Bear
and the 
Christmas Bear Caboose.

I hope you like it and I hope to see you here again
 tomorrow for another sneak peek!!

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


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

High Hopes at One Crazy Stamper

Good Morning everyone....

High Hopes is being featured for the month of February
over at One Crazy Stamper and we are also the sponsor 
this  month for their challenge!!

I created a couple of cards for their challenge!!

On my first card I am using our new release images....
Bait Shop, Fishing Fun and Fishing Friends
with the sentiment Dropping you a line!

I created a Stair Step card and colored all the images with
Tombow markers. To create the illusion of the fish jumping
 out of the water I stamped Fishing Fun and Fishing Friends 
onto water color paper and then again on acetate. I cut out
 the colored images and adhered them to the acetate with
micro dots. Once all the images were attached I cut out
around the acetate leaving about 1/2 inch all around. I
made the waves with a EK Success punch and glued 
to the steps leaving the top of the wave open to slide
the finished images in behind the waves. I used a grass
die for the grass in front of the bait shop.

For my second card I am using......
Herbie, Grass Patch and the Signpost

I created the background using a large scalloped oval and
weathered wood distress ink with a foam pad. I stamped 
Herbie and masked him then stamped the grass patch 
over him. I embossed the images with black and painted them 
with Tombows. The barn board paper is from Happy Harvest
paper pad from Doodlebug. For the inside of the card I used the 
Signpost with a Happy Birthday sentiment.

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