Saturday, September 27, 2008

HH Challenge #1!!!

Welcome stampers!!! We're so happy to have you here and we've been bursting at the seams to share so many things with you!!!

Firstly and most importantly.......High Hopes has a new release TODAY!!!! Just wait 'til you see all the wonderful and whimsical designs that Crissy and Tina have come up with for all us lucky stampers!! Head over to the website....when you are done reading this post, of course....and check them all out! Simply click on the 'online catalogue' button and put 'HOTP' (for Hot Off The Press) in the search bar and hang on to your inkpads!!! Be prepared to be in awe.....and saying 'Awwwwwwwwwww.....' at all their cuteness!!!

Secondly, we have our VERY first High Hopes Challenge for you!!! Yaaaaay!!! We would love to encourage all you stampers to pull out your High Hopes stamps, new ones or old ones, and get inky!!! We are going to keep the challenges fairly general and simple so that ANYONE can play along!!!

This week your challenge is to make a Birthday creation and include brads in your design!!! Easy peasy, right?? Right!! If you post your project to an online gallery, such as SCS, please use the keyword 'HHC1' so that we can all check them out. Wherever you upload your creation, whether it's in a gallery or on your blog, please leave us a comment here in this post and give us your link, so we can all see!!

You'll really want to join in this week.....and here's why!!! To celebrate the kickoff of our special blog and the new HH release, Tina is giving away a HUGE prize!! One VERY lucky stamper will randomly be chosen to receive over a DOZEN of the new release stamps!!!! YES!! You read that right!! Isn't Tina generous?? Someone will receive ALL of the new Dragon stamps and coordinating sentiments!! So get out your HH stamps and get inky, girls!!! And be sure to leave us your comment with link to your design by Saturday, October 4th at noon EST to be entered in the draw!

Here are some samples from our extremely talented group of Divas!!!



by Kimmie





by Michelle




by Amy






by Nikki





by Katharina





by Anna





by Inge





by Jeanne





by Heidi





by Crissy





by Ying





by Ila







by: Lacey

78 comments:

Marcea said...

brilliant cards by the DT!!! Good luck with your blog challenge, I am sure you will be very popular - the stamps are so sweet, just been and had a look!!
-x-

handstampedbylacey said...

Oooo...I just made a card that would fit this challenge yesterday...
http://handstampedbylacey.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/09/max-the-magnificent---view-master-card.html
~Lacey Stephens
www.handstampedbylacey.typepad.com

Janette said...

all of these cards are absolutely fabulous ladies!

Sylvia Jenstad said...

Wow!! love them all!! really great!!

Tricia said...

I absolutely love this release!! I've got lots of dragons on my wish list!!!! Great cards by the DT. Maybe by the next challenge I'll have some stamps to play along!!

Lori Barnett said...

Yippee!! You have a blog :) I'm gonnna go right away and add you to my sidebar on my blog!! Then I'll NEVER forget where you are!! I would love to play along with your first challenge...but I don't have any HH stamps :(

Kristine said...

Wow!
The DT has made some amazing cards for this first challenge!
I have made mine this afternoon and you can find it here.
Hugs
Kristine

Norunn said...

Your DT-cards are soo wonderful!
Congratulations with your new blog :)

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Great to see this challenge site!! The DT samples are stunning. My effort is here:-

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/09/new-challenge-site-high-hopes.html

AngelRenee said...

I made a card for your challenge.. My craft room is in the process of being done so everything is pack up so it's simple and too the point..

I posted here at my blog.. http://angelrenees.blogspot.com/2008/09/birthday-card-post.html

So happy you have a blog.. Love the DT cards.. Awesome..

sillymonkeycrafts said...

Gorgeous DT cards and am so in love with this blog already.
My card is on my blog

http://sillymonkeycrafts.blogspot.com/2008/09/my-hh-challenge-1-and-ismaki-challenge.html

Bryony

wilma said...

I have not yet have many high hopes stamps, but I have a feeling this wil change in the near future!

this card is made with the one I did have: http://my-sweet-cards.blogspot.com/2008/09/high-hopes-challenge-1.html

Good luck on your blog!

Hugs, Wilma

cats whiskers said...

So pleased you have started this challenge, it gives me a chance to use my HH stamps that don't get imkied up enough, and what great inspiration there is here from the DT my card is
HERE
Hugs Jacqui c

Lori Craig said...

fabulous! Will have to pull out the HIGH HOPES this week! :)

Lillian said...

How exciting for High Hopes to have their own site for all us addicts to share! I do not have a blog and neither do I post cards on SCS -- is there any other way to enter the challenge for a chance at the prize drawing?

Hugs, Lillian

Niki Estes said...

Such great cards, girls! Love each and every one. I'll be back to play soon!

Donalda's Blog said...

WOWZERS!!!!!!!!!!! This is awesome. Finally a HH Challenge Blog.
Love all the DT samples they are just beautiful. I got a card made for the challenge. you can find it here

acreativeneed said...

Fabulous dt efforts!! Love them all! I recently received my first ever High Hopes sets, so I hope to play too!
smiles,Deena

Crissy Armstrong said...

Lilian asked a good question and I can only answer it here;
If you don't blog and don't have a gallery on SCS, you can still enter to be eligible to win. You just have to post your photo in a photo gallery of your choice (Facebook, Photobucket,Slide, Bebo or some other site on the internet) and then copy and paste the link in the comment section here so we can all see it!

acreativeneed said...

I was so inspired by all the dt cards, I just had to jump right on this!
My card is here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1071511?cat=500&ppuser=136154

Thanks!
Smiles,Deena

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Linda said...

Ohhh...so many lovely cards from the DT
You can find the one I made


here

Kyra said...

Great, a new High-Hope challenge blog!! Love the cards from the team. And also love the beautifull High-Hope stamps!!
I made a birthday card and used some brads....heart-brads, hope that that's okay too.....You can see my card at my blog;
http://kyra-creatief.blogspot.com/
Bey, greetz Kyra.

Nana Diana said...

I love your new blog and all the cards by the DT are just fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration. Here is my entry for the challenge.

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1071670?cat=500&ppuser=118352

terriavidreader said...

I love the cards on display! How cute.

Ana said...

Welcome to the bloggy world :) Love the challenge. Here is my card...
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1072039?cat=500&ppuser=94651

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

what fun and cute samples! Heres my card!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1072195?cat=10923

Nicole's Scrappin' Corner said...

LOVE the new releases and the blog is so going to be one of my favorites!
Here is my card for HHC1
http://nicolesscrappincorner.blogspot.com/2008/09/mermaid-wishes-for-high-hopes-challenge.html

Love the DT cards!

Beth said...

Congratulations on the new challenge blog! Here's my card! I love all the DT inspiration and what a fabulous prize! xx

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

I am so pleased that High Hopes now has a blog.. yay!
The DT cards are gorgeous and amazing.
here is my card.

Jennifer Hodge said...

The design team did an awesome job and I am lovin' the new stamps! Here is my entry: http://inking-obsessions.blogspot.com/2008/09/hhc1-high-hopes-challenge-1.html Thanks for the challenge!

Jessi said...

hey cool, a HH Challenge Blog!
wow, great DT works!
Here is my card

Thanks for looking - Have a nice day!
Jessi

Janine said...

Great cards and gifts. Here is my card http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1072435?cat=500&ppuser=132530

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

These cards by the dt are gorgeous as always. Mine is far less detailed.
http://linda-wright.blogspot.com/2008/09/high-hopes-challengehappy-mail.html

Diane said...

Oh I'm so happy you now have a blog! I'm not too much in for challenges cause I'm not a wonderful card maker like all of you.But one day I will be! So here's my card I posted on my blog.
http://ddnjoys2stamp.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the challenge!

Trina said...

All the DT have amazing cards this week!! All the new release's are wonderful too!!
Here’s my card for the challenge.

Jeanette said...

Wow! The new release is amazing. Especially if you live with a little boy obsessed with knights and dragons! I love the DT's cards. Here is mine. I am holding out hope that I will win, if not I'm gonna break the budget with these stamps!

Karin said...

what a great challenge and prize.
Fabulous cards of the DT-members.

My entry is on my blog.

Have a nice afternoon,
xoxo Karin

Clycclac said...

Waouuuu !!
All cards are very very beautiful !!
The stamps are very nice !!
Congratulations !!!
My blog : http://clycclac-scrap.oldiblog.com
Carine

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Niki Estes said...

Great cards, Ladies! I got a chance to post my card this afternoon. I had so much fun with this challenge and can't wait for the next one!
Here's my card:
http://mypapercreations.blogspot.com/2008/09/thar-be-birthday-fast-approaching.html

(Sorry I messed up the last link) Have a great day!
Niki

Sirpaliina said...

Great Challenge

Here is my entry.

dpkennedy said...

These are fantastic! I love all of the new images and the samples everyone created are wonderful! I hope I have time to get in on the challenge!

Stephanie said...

Sooooooooo excited about this blog... Here is my card for the birthday challenge..
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1074129?cat=500&ppuser=120824

InkStazOnMe said...

Love the cards the DT made!!

Here is my entry for the challenge!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1074152?cat=500&ppuser=49823

Lynne in NI said...

Hooray for your new blog, the wonderful cards from the DT - and for the amazing challenge prize!!!
Here's my card for the challenge:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1074548?cat=500&ppuser=158785

Dawn said...

I don't own any High Hopes stamps yet, but I do have a few images to play with so here is my card:

http://mama2fellas.blogspot.com/2008/10/high-hopes.html

Lillian said...

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=500&ppuser=76368

Here is my card for this week's challenge -- first time I've uploaded a card to SCS, so hope this works okay -- talk about being a total "greenhorn'!!

Thanks for giving me a slight chance at winning these cute, cute, new stamp images!

Good luck to everyone!

Hugs, Lillian

Kerry said...

Love the new blog and cards by the design team!!! Here is my entry for the 1st challenge:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1074914?cat=500&ppuser=71921

-Kerry

Belas Creating Place said...

These cards are wonderful. I am so happy to have found this blog. What a great thing for addicted stampers of HH like me and many stampers.

I just created a card using the little Pirate..I just adore him. I posted it October 1st.

Thanks for the chance and I am so happy to be able to play here.

Congrats on the magazine in the UK.....

Kelly Schelske said...

Awesome cards everyone!! I am so excited about this blog, so excited to get my order...here is my card:
Crafting Creatively: High Hopes & Friday Sketchers Challenge

Thanks for the great challenge ladies:-) Kelly

katy said...

Hi, Love the new releases !!! In my excitement i forgot the brief,lol, but have made a card anyway xx

Sanna said...

Great challenge.

My card

Jo said...

Oooooohhh I absolutely love these stamps!!

Here's my take on this challenge.

http://marking-the-occasion.blogspot.com/2008/10/on-yer-bike.html

I'm sure I'll be back with my next one soon.. it's just not dry yet!

jenny said...

Love the new blog and the new releases :)
Great challenge and a 'WOW' prize!
The DT cards are fab, love them all.
Here is my card...

Suzanne said...

What fabulous DT cards and I love HH so this is not hard for me to enter. My card is HERE

Prulletje said...

Wow HI! I am so proud to join in, here you can find my tribute to the challenge,
http://2prulletje.blogspot.com/
wish you all good luck !

with love

Thao said...

So glad there's a High Hopes blog now. I love these stamps! Here is my entry card:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1076077?cat=500&ppuser=161283

debby4000 said...

Fabulous DT creations and fantastic prize. My card is here

Ria said...

Ohoh I hope I am still in time :)
Here is my card

I love the cards from the DT :)
hugs Ria

Ria said...

OMG Is the prize the new Dragon stamps??? WOW that is so generous!!!!
hugs Ria

Bee said...

What wonderful designs, lovely, high quality work :)

Cath said...

Awesome cards! I just love the High Hopes stamps and now this blog makes it even better to get inspiration and fuel my addiction for these stamps!

It's so much fun to see how others work with these stamps and what they create.

Here's my card for the first challenge - http://cubiclefreedom.blogspot.com/2008/10/high-hopes-have-new-blog.html

Debbie said...

Oh Wow Fab cards from the Dt You can find my entry Here

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

I love High Hopes too! This was a fun challenge and what a super prize! Here's mine:

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1076800?cat=500&ppuser=158949

Ruth said...

Congrats on the new High Hopes blog! :D

Here's
my card
for HH Challenge #1.


Ruth :)

Newstampinaddict said...

Gorgeous DT cards... one of these days I'll be that good...;-)

Here is my card for the challenge

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1077333?cat=500&ppuser=80893

Janice M said...

Great cards DT!!

Here is my entry!

http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1077337?cat=500&ppuser=116312

Thanks for the chance to win!

Miss Boo said...

I'm so excited about your new blog and challenges! Here's my card for the 1st challenge.
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1077407?cat=500&ppuser=178156

Lori said...

Hi girls!!! All of your cards are so wonderful!!!! I am so excited about the blog and the challenges!!! Thanks so much!!!
Here is my card: http://smilingwhilestamping.blogspot.com/

4myfriends said...

Here is a link to my high hopes birthday card so that I can be entered in the drawing.

http://www.new.facebook.com/photo.php?id=582480152&pid=4430926&cp=582480152&cps=100ec8f192
I absolutely love your stamps! I'm so glad I recently discovered them.
Heather P.

angeljakki said...

What lovely cards by the dt. Here is my card

Gayle said...

Oh I do hope I've made it in time, I didn't want to miss the first one!!!
You can find my attempt HERE
Luv'n'Hugs
Gayle x

Krissie said...

I'm not sure if I managed in time - donæt know what EST is...

Anyway - here's my card for the challenge! :D
http://kristinskort.blogspot.com/2008/10/high-hopes-challenge-1.html

Chris said...

Hi everyone, it's great to find the challenge for High Hopes stamps because I love them! DT samples are superb, I've enjoyed looking at them all. Hopefully I'm in time for challenge 1 and here's my card. TFL. Chris

Anja's weblog said...

Hello,

I know i am too late, but i would like to join this challenge.
I love the highhopes stamps:))
Can't wait to get the new ones.
Here's my birthdaycard:

http://anjasweblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/highhopes-challenge-1.html