Saturday, May 23, 2009

This is my card for High Hopes Challenge #31, can you doodle. I have an uncle who is sick in the hospital and I thought this would be a good opportunity to make him a get well card. He can be a grumpy dragon at times. I doodled the flowers down each side and lines/dots along top and bottom. Materials I used are as follows:
Stamps: Seymore's Sick Day & feel better
Paper: SU More Mustard, Old Olive & dp. White cs
Ink: SU More Mustard, Old Olive, Cholocate Chip, Black Stazon
Accessories: Prismacolors & oms, black & white gel pens, spellbinders, cb embossing folder, ms leaf punch, brads & primas.
Technique: Gamsol Magic & sponging
This was a fun challenge as always and hopefully this card will put a smile on my Uncles face. Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for taking a look.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This is my card for HH Challenge #30. I missed last weeks challenge and wasn't going to miss this weeks. Lots of coloring on this one. The Forest Background & Trackin' Thomas were both colored with prismacolor and oms. They were stamped onto white cardstock with black stazon ink. The dp is from SU & my favorite scrapbooking store.I also used brown & more mustard cardstock. I was running short on time so instead of hand stitching I did faux stitching. The sentiment is a stamp I picked up at a small scrapbooking store in our city. I just love going to these stores. I added small brads, a large brad and a feather. I usually do a little bit of decorating on the inside of my cards, but, for this one I added even more. I've taken a picture this time which is below. I always have fun coloring the HH images and I find that it is relaxing. Thanks for looking and I appreciate comments.


This is the inside of my card. I wanted to include the TeePee and this was the way to do it. The card would have been huge if I had added it to the front. The idea came from browsing through the HH DT blogs. I think it just makes the cards all that more special.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Frog Gift

I made this card for the stressing challenge and didn't know how to enter it. I do now though and will be in future challenges. I had fun making this little guy. He reminds me of my brother who was always collecting frogs, snakes, & lizards and chasing me with them when we were kids. He had the same devious grin too. I used my prisma colors & oms to color all images. stressed the edges with scissors and tore up some brown core'dinations for the bg. Also when around the bg dp with ink to stress it out as well. I thought the fabric would make it look stressed as well. I think I will send this card to my brother for his next birthday.

Golfing Rudy

I bought this stamp with my Dad in mind. He lived to golf. A real sports nut. He passed away last Jan. and I thought I could really use this for a scrapbook page. Haven't done the page yet but made this card. I actually colored Rudy thinking about how my Dad dressed for golf. He was quite stylish and he had red hair. I used prisma colors & oms to color the images. I did the stitching by hand. I also have the golf bag & clubs which I put on the inside of the card. I just love these golfing stamps and they make great guy cards.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Takin A Break

I took a weeks vacation in April and my daughter convinced me that I should try a High Hopes Challenge. She said that all you have to do is add hhsc(challenge no.) to the key words on your description on the splitcoast website. Well we had no clue and we both thought that we were in the challenge with the cards we created. Not the case lol. The above card was to be my first ever entry into a challenge since I became a member of splitcoast. The stampers from High Hopes & Splitcoast are very helpful and we should have just asked one of them how its done. We now know so we are both looking forward to future challenges. So, I made the above card and had a great time doing it. When I'm making my cards I forget all about work and the everyday challenges in life. My daughter and I have quite the High Hopes collection of stamps now. The designs are adorable and so much fun to color. I really enjoy coloring them with prisma colors and oms. So many of the stampers are now using the copics, so, I am considering giving that a try. The color is so much brighter and bolder with the copics. You may see some cards in the future using this technique. In the meantime, prisma color it is.