Challenge Rules

Challenge Rules:
We have a Challenge every other Tuesday beginning at 7am EST. You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp in order to enter the Challenge. You are welcome to combine your entry with other challenges as well. New projects only - no back linking. The challenges end at 9pm EST on the Monday before the next challenge. Thank you for playing along!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Challenge 103: Female Birthday

Hello High Hopes fans!!

I'll be back with the winner from the last challenge.

In the mean time, we are back with a new challenge...
Debby is hosting this week and her challenge is:
Female Birthday

This should be easy for most of us, right?!
Just remember that you must use a High Hopes image to be entered into the drawing for the prize: 3 High Hopes stamps.

If you are in need of some High Hopes stamps, check out our Diva stores...

Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Amy Leggate - Paper Romance based out of Canada
Karen Goguen/Cathy Siroski - The Rubber Room based out of Canada
Amy Wegener - Stampin' Stuff based out of Australia

Now check out the awesome Diva cards...


Nikki


Now it's your turn!! Let's see your Female Birthday Cards!!



Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Easter Basket Tutorial by Tanya

It's Tutorial Time!!

If you are here for the High Hopes Challenge, click here or see the Challenges Tab above.

This week we have a tutorial by Tanya. She has created the cutest little Easter Basket!!


video

Happy stamping!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Challenge 102: Valentine's

Hello High Hopes fans!!

Thank you all for playing along with our last challenge! We loved seeing all of your glittery/glitzy cards!

The winner is:
Congratulations, Jane!!
Please email me at stampandcreate@bellsouth.net with your mailing address and choice of 3 High Hopes stamps!!
Here is Jane's wonderful card using Burt's Bath...
Our Challenge Hostess this week is Kristine and her challenge is:
Valentine's Day/Love

High Hopes has a TON of images (old and new) that would be great for Valentine's Day.

But if you are in need any High Hopes stamps, check out our Diva stores...

Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Amy Leggate - Paper Romance based out of Canada
Karen Goguen/Cathy Siroski - The Rubber Room based out of Canada
Amy Wegener - Stampin' Stuff based out of Australia

Just remember, you must use a High Hopes image to be entered into the drawing for the prize of 3 Free High Hopes stamps.

Now here is the awesome Diva projects....

Come play along!



Thursday, February 3, 2011

Say hello to our new Divas

It's that time that we need to to welcome our new Guests and say goodbye to our last guests.

But, this time, we have decided to keep our last round of guests and make them Full Time Divas!! Gosh, I hope this doesn't go to their head and they demand their families to wait on them hand and foot!! LOL

Therefore we are so glad to announce that Kristine, Andrea, and Tanya will be staying on the Design Team!! Yay!!

We also have 3 new guests to welcome for March thru May.

Guest #1:
You probably know her if you've been a fan for a long time. She was one of the original Divas and recently returned for our 100th Challenge.
Please welcome back Anna Wight...
GRIN!* I am so excited to be a guest stamper for High Hopes! As a former High Hopes designer, I carry a warm place in my heart for the High Hopes family. It's WONDERFUL to re-join the team as a guest! ...A little about me... I was born and raised in northeastern Washington where my family still lives. Growing up I had a love for horses, nature, and EVERYthing artsy…especially coloring! I remember being a very young girl lying on the living room floor at my Grandma’s house (that horrible bumpy brown carpet numbing my elbows) coloring with Mom. All these years later, I continue to find joy in coloring, as well as paper crafting, rubber stamping, illustration, and photography. Now I live in Texas on a small farm with my fiance and our menagerie of farm animals! I invite you to visit my blog; I enjoy sharing a variety of crafty goodness as well as life on the farm, and frequently introduce readers to the adorable cows, goats, and chickens we raise! Now, let's get stamping!


Guest #2
Our next guest is one of our very active Challenge participants! Her work is always fun and amazing - with some being simple and sweet and others complex and full of detail.
Please welcome Alie de Vrij-Venema
HI! I'm Alie de Vrij-Venema from The Netherlands.
I'm married to Dirk for almost 6 years now and we have two children: Thijs (5 years) and Maayke (2 years). A month ago I started working at De Hobbykamer for about 24 hours a week (our local crafts store). And that is a dream come true!!!!!! My hubby and I created a workspace at our attic for me, but we don't have any heating at our attic, so.. you can guess it: yes, I use the kitchen table now! Luckely nobody seems to bother, so I keep crafting downstairs *LOL*. I really can't remember when I started crafting, but I can say that I turned my hobby into work!
I've been blogging since march last year and that really gave me a crafting boost! I've been asked to be a DT member for 2 challenge blogs and the people who know my work, also know that I am addicted to High Hopes stamps!! So to be asked to join the High Hopes blog as a guest designer is my second dream come true!! I really can't wait to get started!!

And Guest #3
We are so happy to welcome back one of our fabulous recent guests!
Cathy is back!!
Welcome back Cathy

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Copic Coloring Tutorial by Jeanette

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by today. This is Jeanette and It is my turn to share a tutorial with you. I thought I would create a video tutorial showing you how I color with my Copic Markers. I chose one of my favorite images to work with: I Heart U Monkey which is illustrated by Dustin Pike.
I stamped my image on Neenah Solar Crest White cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Copic Markers Used: E50, E51, E53, E31, E35, YG11, YG13, YG17, RV21 , RV23, RV25, RV29
Prismacolor Pencil PC924 Crimson Red, OMS : Gamsol
The tutorial is split into two due to time constraints on You-tube.

Hope you found this useful! Have a great day and don’t forget you have one more week to enter our Glitter challenge ~here~
Hugs Jeanette xxo