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......


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