Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Challenge 124: Winter Wonderland

Hello High Hopes Fans!!

If you are a fan of ours on Facebook, then you might already know that we have some exciting news! But for those of you who are not, we have some wonderful (and somewhat sad) news to share!!

After a lot of prayer and consideration, High Hopes owner Tina and her daughter Bethany have sold the business to our very own Diva Karen and her husband Guy!!

For years Bethany put her plans and education on the back burner so that she could help work and grow High Hopes with her mother. But the time has come for her to put her focus back to her education and family.

This is what Tina posted on facebook...
Wishing all our friends and family the Happiest of New Years! We are excited to share the news that High Hopes Rubber Stamps has new Owners, Guy and Karen. Many of you know Karen, and know she has been a High Hopes "Diva" for many years now. She has been very dedicated to the line and instrumental in it's success as she has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help promote HH and our artists. Guy brings with him a great sense of humor, a huge heart and understated charm. His knowledge of all things mechanical and his love of woodworking will be great assets to the company as they jump into this new adventure!
Bethany and I will continue on in support of the company as we both pursue other challenges and adventures as well. It's going to be exciting to watch High Hopes grow in the New Year, and to watch Guy and Karen realize all the joy that we had in getting to know our customers (friends), and in releasing the new art...and seeing the inspired creations that you all make using those stamps! May God Bless you all in the New Year!~ and we hope you keep in touch with us as well!!~ XOXOXO~ Tina and Bethany

Although we are sad that Tina and Bethany's High Hope reign has ended, we are thrilled and excited to have Karen as our new "boss"!! And we can't wait to get to work with Guy as well!

We are also happy that Bethany will be able to focus her energy on her school, family, and future!! We will miss working with you so much, Bethany (*sniff, sniff*), but we wish you the best with everything you do!!

Tina hasn't allowed us to say goodbye to her because....
she is now one of the High Hopes Divas!!
Yes, that's right - Tina will now have the time to actually use the stamps that she spent so much time developing!! We are so thrilled to be able to continue to work with Tina and look forward to her wonderful creations! :-)

And last, but definitely not least, we can't think of a better person to take over the reins of High Hopes than Karen and her husband! Karen has been part of the High Hopes family since as long as I can remember and she is a perfect fit to be the new owner!

Karen and Guy, we are so happy for you and will do everything we can to help you make High Hopes the best stamp company ever!!

To celebrate, we are having some candy over at our Facebook page!

If you are on facebook, come on over and join our group!
All of our new FB friends will be entered into a special candy!
And we will have a separate candy for all of our existing friends as well!

Won't you help us spread the word?
If your on facebook, would you mind mentioning our candy?!
We are finally back with a new challenge!! Have you missed us?

We have one more change here as well...
Beginning this week we are going to increase our challenges to 3 times per month.
The 4th week of the month will be a Tutorial Post.
The challenge before the Tutorial will be open for 2 weeks, but the rest of the challenges will only be open for 1 week - so more challenges means more chances to win!

Our new challenge is: Winter Wonderland
Let's see some sort of winter or snow related card or project.

Just remember that you MUST use a High Hopes image to be entered into the challenges.

If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out our Diva stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
Amy Wegener - Stampin' Stuff based out of Australia

And now let's check out the fabulous Diva's cards...

Tina using Moriah

Now it's your turn!
The challenge runs through Jan 23rd.


Janine said...

Hope the changes work out well for you all. Great cards folks!

Laserwrite Promotions said...

Stunning cards
Fantastic work