Sunday, December 26, 2010

Giraffe on Suede Board

Good Morning everyone,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I hope that you got everything you wished for. Today I am posting something a little different from my normal. My mother back in the summer gave me a kit for colouring on suede board with prisma pencil crayons. The instant I saw it I fell in love and knew this would be a perfect Christmas gift for my sister who loves Africa and giraffes. I am not going to kid any of you it was a learning curve. Here are the end results, I was going to post a picture of it framed but the glare from the glass made it hard to see so you get the unframed version instead. I would love any input on what you think of it.

I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas trees

Hi All,
Well I am finally back on line, my wonderful husband gave me my Christmas present early, a laptop! Now I am able to post with ease and after all the hand surgeries and recovery time I am back up and running.
Today I have a snow day because the travel into work is to dangerous because of whiteout conditions so I get to stay home and play. These are what I have been working on. The Christmas trees have been fun to do I get to play with a bunch of different trinkets to decorate the trees. Also it helps use up some of the bling that I have around my craft room. Hope you like them.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

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Welcoming Melissa Jenkins to the HH family!

We are so proud and excited to be welcoming Melissa Jenkins to the High Hopes family! If you are not already familiar with MelJen's Designs, you are in for a treat, as she has a very unique "girly girl" style with swirls and hearts and sweet little ladybugs accenting much of her work.

Our design team has been having loads of fun the last couple of weeks as they have been quietly preparing for the second release of Dustin Pike images, and our first release with Melissa Jenkins images. We know we can always count on Dustin for some fun, funky, fabulous images that are great for all occasions, and adding Melissa to our family was a perfect fit as we felt we needed that "girly-feminine" touch!

We know you will find both Dustin and Melissa are personally as charming as the characters they draw. We are so totally enjoying working with them and excited to see what they come up with next!,

Thank you for stopping by to see what we are up to!

With Warm Wishes! ~ Tina-Marie

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Hard card to make...

Good morning,

I think we have all had hard cards to make, not because of what is on it or how we had to layer it up but because it was a card that took a lot of emotion, strength, love to make it. This is one of those cards... It was with a very heavy heart that I went down to my craftroom to make this card, most times I am running down those stairs full speed to be able to have a little time to make something new, not last night. I had to make a sympathy card, for a baby. A coworker of mine went off last May to have her and her boyfriend's beautiful son Owen. He was an adorable baby. When I heard the news on Monday night I could not believe it, Owen had gotten pneumonia and died Sat Jan. 30, 2010, he was only 8 months old. I had gone into work yesterday and that was all everyone that worked with her was talking about, so I suggested that I make a card so that all the people that knew her could sign it and one of her very close friends could take it to her. Above are the results of this card, the hardest card to make. I did not want to make it a typical sympathy card because it being for a baby I figured the popcorn bear was a good choice to go with. I hope I am right on this one. I didn't want to have to much on it for a couple of reasons 1) To make is to blingy would take away for the reason for the card, 2) This card is going to be signed by more then 30 people and I don't want it falling apart before it is delivered to our co-worker, our friend, I am a firm believer in the KISS rule ( keep it simple stupid ).

I used dark blue paper and dark blue textured paper, sorry don't know the company that makes it or the name. I purchased it from the Rubber Room. I coloured them with Copic Markers. On the back I finished it off by putting the back of the bear, as Phil, my husband, says it sorta finishes it off.
I hope you like it.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wagon Ride

Good evening everyone,
Tonight I am posting Wagon ride for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge # 14 is "No Embellishments" challenge!! That means no ribbon, no brads, no charms, no bling, no nothing, only paper & stamps allowed. Well that is not a hard one for me because most times I don't know how much to add or what would be to much so I generally don't add any.
Cindy and Mindy really have come up with an adorable stamp here and I loved playing with it. I used my copic markers to colour her in and used Martha Steward punches to layer her up.
I hope you like it.
Have a wonderful night

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Swing It

It was my wonderful Sister-In-Law Katie's birthday yesterday and now that I have sent the card off to her I can post it on my blog. I haven't made this card in awhile and I just thought it would be a fun card to send to her because Katie has always been able to swing anything when asked.
I got the stamp and all supplies to make this card from The Rubber Room and Online store. They have the New High Hopes stamps too that were just released today that are by Dustin Pike!
I coloured the image with Copic Markers. The tree branch I had to use one of those reversible stamps so that I could line up the two together. I hope you like her!
Have a great day!!

Hung out To Dry

Good Morning all,

I hope everyone has had a good morning so far. If you haven't yet you should hop over to the High hopes Blog and check out the new Dustin Pike stamps that they have just released and go on the blog hop. The cards are fantastic!

This morning I am posting my House Mouse card from a stamp that I had purchased last year and never really got a chance to play with. I just love these little guys they are so cute. I coloured them with copic markers. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did. Thanks for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bird Fairy

Good Afternoon all,

Well today I got a chance to do some playing with a beautiful new stamp I got from Kraftin'Kimmie Stamps This Bird Fairy is one of Crissy's cuties. I fell in love with her the second I saw her. I coloured her in with Copics and used my Martha Stewart Daisy punch to accent the card. I hope you all like it.

Have a wonderful day!!

Dustin Pike comes to High Hopes

Dustin is the new artist for High Hopes. He is well known for his cute and whimsical dragons along with other characters and now brought to life in rubber!!
The release is in a few weeks time (20th Jan) so check out your local retailer to order them.
OR Go toHigh Hopes Blog for more details on these new stamps and the blog hop.