Sunday, February 22, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #19!!!

Wasn't it wonderful to think about spring last week with the challenge??? You all did a fabulous job with your Hoppy Easter cards!! Thank you SO much for playing with us.....we LOVE to check out your designs!!

The random winner for last week's challenge is.....Michelle B. aka Just Painting Around!!! Michelle please email me (info on the sidebar) and we'll get those stamps right out to you!!

Now for this week's challenge, our hostess is the sweet and talented Aussie, Amy!!! Yaaay! Amy would like to challenge you to do some sponging!!!! A little or a lot, just ink up those sponges and sponge your papers!!!

The random winner for this week will receive First Ride and the Wonderful Adventures sentiment, as featured on Amy's spectacular card!!

Don't forget that today is the deadline for submissions to be a Guest Diva with us! For all the details, go to this post!! We have had SO many applications, it's going to be EXTREMELY hard to choose!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #18!!!

They're up, they're UP!!! The new February release images are up on the site!!! And aren't they the cutest???? And a lot of today's samples for the challenge feature new let's get right to it....okay??

The random winner of last week's challenge is.........Beth from My Little Card Blog!! Yaaaay! Beth, please email me with your details and I will forward your info on to Tina!!

Today's challenge comes from the wonderful Nikki!!! She has asked us to think ahead to Easter and Spring!!! The challenge is Hoppy Easter but if you don't have any bunnies or chicks or lambs, just think spring!!! Be sure to post a comment here and link us up so that we can check out your designs! And if you have an online gallery, just use the keyword HHC18!!

The random winner for this week's challenge will receive the new Bunny with Gift and Egg-stra Special sentiment!!

Annnnnnnnnnnd here's what the Divas have to show you today!! Drumroll please!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

High Hopes Hullaballoo!!!

OH you are going to be SO glad you stopped by here today!!! We've got something exciting to share with you all!!! It's called the High Hopes Hullaballoo!!!!

As most of you know, High Hopes will be releasing about ....ohhh I don't 75 new images and sentiments this weekend!!!! Well, since it's so hard to wait (we stampers are an impatient bunch, aren't we??) until they actually go up on the website, we thought we'd share a few High Hopes peekie-poos over the next three days!!!! Whaddya think about that????

SOoooooo, several of the Divas will be sharing peeks from the new release on their blogs and galleries each day!! So hop around and see who's got 'em!! The list of Divas is on the right hand side there!!!

The new images will go live on the website at midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning, but until then, hop around for some eye candy!!! (Can I just say that this is my favourite release yet???) Heehee!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Guest Designer Call!!

Have you ever thought 'Hmmm...those High Hopes Divas seem to have so much fun!!'? Well, you're RIGHT! We do!! And we're looking for a couple of new crafty gals (or dudes) to join our crew!!

Each term we ask two designers to join us for a three month term to stamp up a storm using High Hopes images! This term will run from April to June.

In order to apply, here's what you have to do:

1. Use Katharina's wonderful sketch from yesterday's challenge to make a card. If you don't have High Hopes stamps yet, not a problem!! Use what stamps you do have...but if you've got 'em, use 'em!!

2. Send us a link to your online gallery and/or blog so we can see more of your work!

3. Tell us a little bit about yourself, including any past/current design team work. If you've never been on a DT before, not to worry! We are looking for seasoned stampers as well as new stampers! Also tell us why you'd like to join the Divas!!

4. Send your pic and information to Kim at:

What is expected of our Guest Designers and what they receive:
1. As a High Hopes Diva, you will receive TEN High Hopes stamps of your choice. Also if there is a release during your term, you will receive new stamps as well!!

2. Designers are required to create cards and projects using their High Hopes stamps and upload them to their online galleries and/or blog. We require approximately one design per week and you must make at least one card with each stamp that you receive. Joining in with the challenges each week is not a requirement, but it's so much fun, so why not?? Heehee!

So if this sounds like something you would enjoy and you can make the commitment for three months, from April 1st to June 30th, please send us your submissions!! The deadline for applications will be Sunday, February 22nd!! We look forward to hearing from you!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #17!! - Sketchy Time!!

Well, it's Sunday again and you know what THAT means!!! Another fun challenge with the High Hopes Divas!!

Thanks so much for joining in our 'lacey' challenge last week and the random winner is Beth from Beth's Little Card Blog! Congrats Beth! And please email me (Kimmie, info on the sidebar) with your snail mail info!

For this week's challenge, the oh-so-talented Katharina has designed this wonderful sketch for you, so use it as your inspiration for this week's card! We can't wait to see all your awesome creations!! Don't forget to put HHC17 in your keywords!!

The random winner for this week will receive Albert's Gift and the Congrats sentiment.
OH! And some other important news....have you ever wanted to be a Guest Designer for High Hopes??? Well, check back here tomorrow for something exciting!!!!

Now for the Divas' eye candy and inspiration!!! Have a great week!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

High Hopes Challenge 16!!

Welcome to another week of challenges here at the High Hopes Blog! You all did such a fabulous job with the hearts challenge last week! Lots of love in those cards! The random winner is.....Debby4000 from Scrapjourney!! She made a fantastic scene featuring our little frog prince!!! Debby, be sure to email me (Kimmie - link on the sidebar) and we'll get those stamps out to you!!

Now for this week's challenge, brought to us by the incredibly crafty ILA!!! She would like us to use LACE on our designs this week. I must admit this was a bit of a challenge for me but I found some lovely lacey crocheted ribbon to use. You can also use some lace you might find in your sewing stash, or some lacey patterned paper or even a lacey border punch on your card! We can't wait to see what you come up with! And don't forget, if you upload to an online gallery, be sure to use the keyword HHC16 so that we can all check out your stuff!!!

And this week's random winner will receive Sow Soo-eet Piggy and the Sweets for my Sooeet sentiment as featured on Ila's gorgeous card!!

Be sure to scroll down to the previous post and have a look at the February Project of the Month stamps which you can purchase starting today!!!!

And I will leave you with the Design Team's creations, which never cease to amaze and inspire me!!! Have a wonderful week!!!