All posts filed under: High Hopes

Labor of Love

I just love this image from High Hopes stamps!  Probably because I have two little boys and it  makes me think of them. I  made this card using the Friday Sketchers Sketch #30, but unfortuneately missed the deadline to enter it in the challenge, duh! I had made it plenty early too, then just forgot to upload it! Not too much to tell about this one. I just colored it in with my watercolor crayons, and used some Basic Grey and Stampin’ Up! papers for the sketch.  The blue flakes are cut using a cuttlebug die on adhesive backed foam I bought at the dollar store.  It cuts so well! Hope you like it!   Thanks so much for dropping by today!   You know I love your company!!   😉 Advertisements

A Gift from the heart

No matter what my boys surprise me with, be it sticks or stones, leaves,  or bits of shiny junk found on the sidewalk, I make a point of smiling and thanking them wholeheartedly!  Because, I know, when they are giving it to me, they feel as though they are giving me a real treasure! 🙂 And really, nothing could be better! Every gift is special when given from the heart! Admittedly, I have not yet been given a frog… 😉 This card qualifies for two different challenges, both new, and both so fun! The first is for High Hopes new blog.  It is their very first challenge!  They ask that we make a birthday theme card and use brads on it.   Ok. So it is an unconventional birthday card, but still, it would be so cute from the boys to their Dad or even maybe…Grandma!  Don’t you think? 🙂 The second challenge was to use a sketch from one of my very own SBS18 sisters for the  BASICGREY Blog.  The main rule being that …

Ahoy! Me Stampin’ Matey’s!!

Aar ye in fer a spell me hearty’s?  I be wantin’ ter cut the lanyard and drop the killick!  I be o’er ready fer me grog! O.k that’s about it for the pirate speak…  But in celebration of yesterday’s Talk Like a Pirate Day,  I made a pirate card that at least us landlubbers can enjoy! I just got these stamps from High Hopes Rubber Stamps today!  They make the cutest, sweetest stamps.  You really have to check them out! The wheel, pirate boy, map and sentiment, (and a cute parrot) were all included in last month’s stamp set of the month.  A real deal! They have a new set every month.  I can’t believe I waited this long to order from them! I stamped the little pirate in Staz -on, on Very Vanilla paper by Stampin’ Up!, and then colored him using my Promarkers and aqua brush.  I cut him out.   The map is stamped in Old Paper Ranger Distress ink, cut out and distressed around the edges and sponged/distressed all over.  The …