Sunday, September 6, 2009

High Hopes challenge #43

Good Sunday morning, everyone!!! Summer vacation is over & the High Hopes challenges are back! Woohooooo.....I've so missed our challenges!!!

Today's challenge is brought to you by.....ME!!!!!! I chose the theme "Fall Into Autumn".....so get out those fall images!! If you don't have any, no worries.....just incorporate some lovely fall colors into your card!! Fall colors are my favorite!!




I chose to use an oldie but a goodie.....Fall Joy! Oh, how I love those rascally raccoons!! I used Prismas & gamsol to color these critters, & since the image is so big I kept the embellishments to a minimum. I used my Martha leaf border punch to not only do the border, but also to punch 3 leaves for the corner. I added Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds glitter to them.....because leaves are sparkly, right? LOL! A couple of flowers in the corner & that was it!! The papers are SU's Basic Black & Old Olive, & the pattern pp is Reminisce.



Pic of the inside.....wow does it look washed out. Guess I should have worked harder with the photo editor, lol!!

If you'd like to play along, be sure to add a link to THIS POST on the High Hopes blog.....you will be entered to win a couple of High Hopes goodies!! Be sure to check out the blog anyway to see all the other Divas' amazing fall creations!!!

I have some more exciting news!! 7 Kids College Fund will soon be carrying High Hopes stamps!! I know many of you in the US were wondering where you were going to buy them now, since High Hopes is only selling to wholesalers. I'm so glad Tab will be carrying them......but she needs your help in deciding which ones to carry! Read THIS POST on her blog, & email her with your thoughts!!

Well that's it's from me today!! Happy Labor Day weekend to all my friends! It's a gorgeous one here.....which is not the norm, lol. Usually it's rainy & cold. I guess we had enough of that yucky weather all summer, Mother Nature must have felt bad & given us great weather for the long weekend!! Enjoy!!!

16 comments:

Bunny-Zoe said...

This stamp certainly is a goodie Michelle and I haven't seen this fun image before. Gorgeous colouring and love the punch, Thanks for the great challenge... autumnal colours are my fav too! Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Michelle! Such a fun image. xx

dolcreations said...

This is adorable. You have chosen the perfect paper, love the MS punch, love the layout, LOVE your colouring! All in all...Awesome!
As always you have such beautiful work.
Christine

Melanie said...

I love this image! It's so much fun. You always make such beautiful cards, and I enjoy stopping by your blog to see your creations.

Melanie

scrappyjan said...

Hello Michelle, What a bearutiful card and that image is soooo CUTE!
hugs, janny

Kelly Schelske said...

So cute Michelle!! Love the leaf border!

Alicia said...

LOL!! this so reminded me of my little nephew yesterday playing in the pear tree leaves that have already fallen. That is such a happy image love your card

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Michelle! Miss you, GF! Your card is so well made, as usual, and your coloring is superb! I love the punchies too!

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Such a fantastic challenge and card, Michelle!! LOVE this image....it's one of my fave HH images! OH I love fall....and I love your design!

Dianne said...

Love these guys! My daughter hates them because they are so cute and they do so much damage and people just keep feeding them :) I know I have this stamp... somewhere... I need to dig it out and send her a card with these adorable raccoons!!

Dawn B. said...

Oh yahooooo. I am so glad that HH is back challenging again. I may just have to play along. I have some scarecrow images...Love this one Michelle. You did an awesome job. Can't wait to see what Tab picks...Hugs to you.. It is gorgeous here..

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card and challenge, Michelle! I'm sorry I haven't had time to play yet.
Love the leaf punch and the fun raccoons!
(Glad to see some activity at High Hopes again!)

mochamama said...

very fun image and I love the colors you went with!

Lacey said...

Such a cute card! These critter are so cute! I love your coloring and fun papers! Thanks for the awesome challege :-) Oh, glad you had a nice weekend! Big Hugs
~Lacey

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Michelle.
Love the image, awesome papers.
So nice to have the HH's challenge back, missed you all.

Karen x

Ila said...

Totally Fabulous!!..I love this image...and your papers and layout are Gorgeous!!..I love those shiny leaves...Great Idea!!

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