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......


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

High Hopes New Release

Good morning everyone!!

Today is the day....
High Hopes New release is now available for purchase!!

Our Dream Team have more sneak peeks to share with 
you so be sure to leave some comments on their blogs and the 
for your chance to win some of the fabulous
"Spring 2014" 

For my cards today I am using two of our adorable turtles!!
Making it's debut is...

I cut him out and added a wobble to layer it to the 
card. It's really cute to see him wobbling along!!!


For my pop-up box I am using another awesome turtle.
Making his debut is....

Sitting Shelby

All the images were painted with Tombow markers.

This is the pop-up box closed.

I followed this great tutorial for the pop-up box
by Dina can find it here.

 I hope you like all the new release stamps
as much as we do.... be sure to check out the 
for some great inspiration from the Dream Team!!

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


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sneak Peeks Day 2

Hello everyone.....

It's day 2 of the sneak peeks for our Spring 2014 release
and also a new challenge day!!

This weeks challenge theme is 
"On A Sunny Day"

I hope you will have time to join us for this weeks challenge and
be sure to use a High  Hopes image on your card!!

For day 2 of the sneak peeks I am using the gorgeous
"Hummingbird Ring"

I embossed the image with black and painted it with 
Tombows. I used a clear gelly roll pen for the ring.
I cut the hummingbird out and layered it.

I hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks and be 
sure too check out what the Dream Team has
for you today over on the 

The new release goes live at 12:01 EST tonight!!

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

Karen x

Monday, January 13, 2014

High Hopes Spring Release 2014

Good Morning everyone!!

What a way to start a new year but with a brand new release
and an amazing new artist!! 
We are beyond excited to announce a brilliant new artist joining the 
High Hopes family so lets give a huge welcome to......

"Annie Lang"

Annie is an amazing artist whose love for her craft shows in 
every stroke of her pen!!

I am sure you are going to  absolutely love the new images we have 
to share with you over the next 3 days!!
We will be having sneak peeks
today and tomorrow with the release available to purchase
on Wednesday January 15 at midnight EST.

Our fabulous Dream Team have been having fun creating 
cards and projects to share with you so be sure to check them 
all out over on the

Be sure to leave a comment on the blogs as we will choose a 
winner for a prize package of some of the new designs from
one of the comments over the 3 day sneak peek and release posts.

I have been having a blast with the new release images
and for my card today I am using the adorable......

"Kissing Pandas"
 "Grass Patch"

I embossed the images with black and painted them with Tombows.
I cut them our and layered them on the card. These sweethearts
were a dream to color and are just perfect for Valentines day!!

I hope you will join us and send some luv to Annie and our Dream Team
by leaving a comment on the High Hopes Blog!!

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

Karen x

Monday, January 6, 2014


Today is the 200th challenge for High Hopes Rubber Stamps.
For over 7 years the team has been creating  some amazing
samples using High Hopes stamps. It has been  a fantastic journey
and to celebrate we are having a 

We have 3 prizes from some fabulous sponsors.....

You need to start at the beginning of the hop on the
If you did not start at the beginning you should go there now!!

As you hop along you will find a clue at each stop.
Collect each clue to create a phrase.
When you are done with the hop leave a comment on the 
High Hopes Blog including the finished phrase to be entered
 into the draw for one of the sponsors prizes!!

My favorite High Hopes stamp is 
I couldn't use her with out using
"Flop Eared Bunny" too!!

In addition there is another chance to win a High Hopes stamp
is by entering this weeks challenge.

This weeks challenge theme is.....
"Your Favorite High Hopes Stamp"

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

Your clue for this stop is......SMILES!

Now for your next stop is the High Hopes blog.....
be sure to leave your comment and finished phrase 
for your chance to win!!!

Karen x

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....