Friday, January 8, 2010

Hanglar, High Hopes & one heck of a storm!!

Wow...is it really Friday already?? It has been a busy week here.....& this post is going to be long because I have a lot to say :)

(quit rolling your eyes....I know I *always* have a lot to say!!)

First off, my Hanglar card....



It's no secret that I looooove Hanglars! It's also no secret that you can't buy them in the US!! So I rely on great friends to send me images! I'm not sure who sent me this one....but thank you!! It was actually stamped onto a textured paper.....like Bazzill....so it was a bit harder to color with my pencils (not complaining!! I will take Hanglars any way I can get them!). I do like how it turned out, NOT lovin' the green though! I knew I wanted to use Basic Grey Porcelain papers....& I had them in front of me...& some of the papers have lots of green so I colored her jacket to match. In the end I liked these papers with the image but after I was done with the card I thought "Well that looks silly.....there's hardly any green in this paper" lol...oh well, people tell me I obsess a bit too much about matching anyway!

So to keep it short...colored with Prismas....papers are SU's Chocolate Chip, DCWV (sanded the edges a bit) & the BG Porcelain.....Liquid Applique & glitter on the snow....Martha heart border punch....heart Nesties....sentiment from Hero Arts...I doodled AFTER the card was all done....it looked bare....THAT was not the time to doodle! What if I'd messed up? Yes, you can mess up doodling!!




A close up of the bunch o' hearts...I added some punched leaves around it...because it also looked bare...lol..




In High Hopes news.....many of you know a release is coming up soon!!! I have the stamps in my hot little hands & have been trying very hard to find some time to do something with them other than just stare at them. 7 Kids College Fund will be receiving their latest order of HH stamps in the next week or two (this of course does not include the new release......HH is releasing the new stamps later this month). You can find those RIGHT HERE....including the ever popular LUIGI & the PIZZA MY HEART sentiment!!!! Luigi's da man!!!! And because I've been too busy to make a new card with Luigi, I am again posting the one I made last spring....





I also wanted to post another card that I did last year.....because I think this image is also just the cutest for Valentines Day!!!!

This is Sow Soo-eet Piggy.....look at that little chubbykins!!! Looks like me when I'm scarfing down chocolate.....which these days is pretty often!!!





And last but not least......the snow. We got pummeled once again yesterday....it started sometime after midnight & didn't stop until early this morning. Not sure how much we got....does it really matter at this point?? I know you can't tell how deep it is from this picture, but I thought it was funny that half of my wrought-iron heart (you know, that summer item I never put away) was peeking through the snow. The poor thing is suffocating :(






Here's a shot of our front walkway, with part of the flag stuck in the snow...lol....




Next July when I'm complaining about the heat....remind me of these pictures, would ya????


Have a great weekend!!!

8 comments:

HazelQ said...

Lovely card Michelle, and I think the color green goes well with the card, it matches with the green leaves behind the hearts ;) thank you for the inspiration, valentine's cards are the most wonderful cards of the year.
Hugs
Hazel

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome cards, girl! Love every single one of them. You're coloring always amazes me.

....and HOLY snow. Wow, you guys sure have gotten hammered this year.

Tracey said...

Wow! That is a lot of snow! Stay safe and warm!

Love your cards Michelle, as always!! I was wondering when HH might be coming out with new stuff. Looking forward to seeing it! xx

Stampin Mindy said...

AWE! This is so cute your coloring is PERFECT! I love your layout and all the layers. Beautiful card, Hugs!

KymKreates said...

I am right with you, remember me Kym from Belgium. I went out and blew the snow 3 times. I have had enough of this!!!!!! I will never complain about the heat! Of course I live right by the Lake! Your cards are wonderful as always!

Sirpaliina said...

Gorgeus cards Michelle as always, i love colours and colouring and all of them.

Candy said...

Hi Michelle.
I would DIE to find a friend to stamp me some H & S images. I adore them!!
Your card is wonderful. You don't always have to have the same colours in your paper as you have coloured your image. AND you added the green leaves and ribbon - it's fantastic :o)
Love your other cards too. Never have seen Luigi before - so sweet.
Hang in there - Hugs, Candy

Ila said...

All these cards are Gorgeous..and worth a 2nd look!!...Your new Hanglar card is Beautiful!!..fabulous coloring and I love the layered heart...Hugs, Ila

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