Saturday, September 27, 2008

Today's the day!!!!!!

So much excitement going on in the High Hopes world today!!!!!! New releases, plus a brand spankin' new High Hopes blog!!!!!!

First, you can go HERE to find all the fabulous new releases ~~ dragons & fairies & princesses, oh my!! Not to mention the wayyyy too fun Christmas stamps!!! You can never have too many of those!!! Go check them out now!! Run!!!

Our first challenge on our brand new blog is from Kimmie, & the challenge is to make a birthday card using brads. Simple enough, right? We didn't want to overwhelm you the first week!!! Since I didn't get my stamps until just a few days ago, I used one of my pirate stamps from the last release, Peg Leg Pete. He went so well with my Basic Grey Boxer paper, dontcha think?? I added silver brads to the corners, & lots of red & blue twine, which I frayed with my scissors. I was pretty happy with this card. until I saw all the wonderful cards created by the other divas. I always think mine look okay, until I check out what the REAL talent has created, lol!!!! Go take a look-see at all the FAB cards over on the High Hopes blog! And while you're checking out the new blog, go check out all the blogs of the fabulous divas ~~~ the links are over there ------------->>>>>>>>>>


If you create something for this challenge, be sure to leave a link in the comments so we can all check it out!! There's a FABULOUS prize this week ~~~ over a dozen of the new release stamps will go to one lucky stamper!! So get out your paper, get out your ink, & get out your creativity!! If you upload to SCS, use the keyword "HHC1" for High Hopes Challenge #1!

I of course also had to create a card with my new stamps once I had them!! I can't announce a new release on my blog, & not be prepared with a card to show you!! So here it is.......a beautiful princess, & her not so beautiful prince!! Well, okay, he's pretty cute......but probably not what she had in mind!!!


For this card I broke out my new 6X6 pad of DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Girl pad. They carry this size at Michael's now, which is perfect for me because my favorite size card to make is 5.5"X5.5" ~ like this one :) The beautiful princess actually has on 3 dresses. The first, I colored, but it just didn't look right. So I paper pieced it, but I didn't like the paper once I put her up against the striped paper, so I paper pieced AGAIN!! She's nice & warm :) The frog, the princess, & parts of the castle are all popped on dimensionals. The swirl is a Sizzlit ~~ I've been using this a lot lately!! Lots of bling & glitter & pink on this card ~~ but I like how it turned out. Of course, I haven't seen any of the other divas make a card with this set yet ~~ I may not like it any more once I take a gander at their creations!!!!!


Now go on over to the new blog (the link is also on my sidebar) & check it out, check out what the other divas did, create something & post a link in the comments so we can all check it out!!!!! Have a wonderful Sunday!!!!!

21 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Both your cards are fabulous Michelle! I love the colour scheme and use of fibres on your Pirate card. Your Princess card is just gorgeous and I love how you have popped the characters and just love the ribbons, Beautiful colouring as always, Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Your creations are fabulous, Michelle!! Love the frayed twine on the pirate card and what a fantastic scene on the princess card!!! I can't wait to play with those ones!!! Your colouring is FAB again, girlie!! Great job!!

Heidi Fleetwood Designs said...

Michelle! Your cards are fabulous!
You are one heck of a designer and the coloring is to die for!

Beautiful!

Heidi

Niki Estes said...

Both cards are adorable, Michelle! You have the talent, girl. Your cards are always amazing!! I am loving all the new stamps. Now, how do I budget to get every single one! lol
Have a great day!

Christine Riley said...

These cards are adorable! I especially love the princess card. I'm so glad I found your blog, your work is awesome. Thanks so much for sharing!

Hugs, Christine

Loretta Rodger said...

I love these cards, they are so delightful. Also, once again I have to tell you that blog header just makes me happy!

Mandy said...

How incredibly cute and fun! What great coloring!!

cats whiskers said...

Wow I love both of these cards, I adore the pirates I have 6 grandsons and they always appreciate cards made with them. And the little Princess is beautiful as well I love the colours you have used.
Hugs Jacqui x

Dianne said...

Hey Michelle!!! I LOVE the new images from High Hopes!!! Your castle card is just the cutest along with that cutiepatootie pirate. That swirl just gives it an extra umph :) I can't wait to see what all you divas create!!
Oh btw... your mums... gorgeous!!!! What the heck were you talking about that you can't grow anything there!!!
Dianne

Louise, that's me!! said...

Ohhh these are so gorgeous!!! I love your princess card.

Amy Sheffer said...

Two fabulous cards, Michelle! I'm really loving that castle image - sooooo cute, especially in your talented hands!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring of your adorable pirate birthday card and your paper piecing and dimension of your princess card is awesome

Ila said...

Both of your cards are Totally Gorgeous!!!..the coloring of both cards is Exceptional...and I love the Accents and Dimension....Beautiful!!!!

Paper in the Works! said...

Just gorgeous! Your colouring is stunning as always and I am loving all that dimension - Too freakin' cute!

Kim

Crissy Armstrong said...

Wow, gorgeous, Michelle!! I love both cards. The princess one is special tho. I love the ribbon treatment. Beautiful papers, and of course your coloring is tops. Great layout too. You are fabulous!

Trina said...

Wow Michelle,
Both this cards are fabulous!! I love the pirate card, and absolutely love what you have done with the new stamps as well!! I love how you do that ribbon, may have to try that!! Love your coloring and the dp!! Great cards!

Kelly Schelske said...

They are both super Michelle!! Love the new release!! Kelly

Tammi said...

New stamps, yay! These are adorable Michelle! Love your little ribbon thing and that frog is tooooo cute!

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Thes High Hopes cards are stunning and what lovely new stamps! I am looking forward to future creations with them. Hugs Linda x

Anonymous said...

Michelle...It's so nice to SEE you. I love your new creations. They are terrific. These images are fun and magical. Your coloring is awesome. GREAT JOB as always. Love it. TFS
Dawn B.

Valerie said...

OH MY this card is CUTE! the little frog is adorable!

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