Sunday, March 29, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #24!!!

Well, it's Challenge time again, dear stampers!! Are you ready for some more High Hopes fun??

There were SO many amazing creations last week...I guess you all needed an excuse to use your buttons, didn't you?? haha!! The random winner of the button challenge is....Stacey from The Crafting Adventures of a Left-Handed Blonde! Wow, that's a long title! Congratulations Stacey and be sure to email me with your mailing information and we'll get those stamps out to you!

This week we have the wonderful Ila as our hostess and she would like us to use Creative Borders on our designs!! You can use border punches, tear your edge, distress it, doodle on it, make a border from buttons, brads, eyelets, rhinestones, pearls, use lace or ribbon for your borders, the possibilities are endless!!! Go nuts!!!

This week's random winner will receive Maribelle Cow and the Cow Ya Doin? sentiment, as used on Ila's stunning card!!!

And now for your viewing pleasure.......

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Guest Designers!!!

Are you all dying to know who the new Guest Designers are??? Well, it's been torture trying to hold it in, but I wanted to wait until closer to the beginning of their term to share.

Let me first start by saying thank you SO much to the over 200 amazing artists that sent in their applications to join our little gang of Divas! We were completely overwhelmed with them all and it was extremely difficult to choose only we chose all six Guest Divas for the rest of this year!! BUT I'm only going to share the first two with you!

Without further delay, the first Guest Designer will be.....Tab Robinson of Tabby Craft Designs!!! We were absolutely blown away by Tab's submission and her incredible artwork. She lives in the UK and is a total craft addict, loving all things pretty and sparkly!!

Our second Guest Designer will be....Karen Goguen from the 6 Wacky Women blog! Another submission that just made our jaws drop!! Karen is a huge lover of High Hopes Stamps and lives in Ontario. She works at a local stamp store too!!

Tab and Karen will be part of our little group from April to June and we are thrilled to have them!! Unfortunately, that means that we will be losing our current Guest Designers, Diana and Nicole as their term is up at the end of March. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these two lovely women and appreciate all they have done with the High Hopes images!! Thank you ladies!! Hugs!!

Now please give a warm welcome to Tab and Karen!!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #23!!

Happy Sunday morning all!! Don't you just love Sundays??? It's my favourite challenge day of the week!

We had a fabulous week of entries for the 'no patterned paper' challenge and I must say, you gals weren't challenged at all!! You did a great job with the challenge!! And the random winner is.....Isabel from Isabel's Little Corner!!! Congratulations!! Just zip me off a quick email (info in the sidebar) and I'll forward your information to the lovely ladies at High Hopes!!

This week's super duper challenge is brought to us by the totally talented Niki!!! The challenge this week is called Buttons I think you can figure this one out!! haha!! So pull out all those colourful buttons, big ones, small ones, funky ones....use as many as you like, just make sure that your creation has some buttons on it!!

The random winner for this week will receive Bunny Masterpiece and the Script Happy Easter sentiment as shown on Niki's gorgeous card!

So grab your buttons and get stampin'!!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #22!!

Happy High Hopes Sunday everyone!!! It's that time know what it is....time to get inky with the HH Divas once again!!!

Firstly, the winner of last week's challenge is......Nikki from Graphix and Designs!!! Congrats Nikki! Please email me and we'll get that yummy rubber out to you right away!!!

NOW! On to this week's challenge!! Our fantastic Guest Diva Diana has given us a really good one this week!!! The challenge is to use NO PATTERNED PAPER!! I don't know about you, but I find that I rely on my dp an awful lot, so this is a fantastic challenge!! You can make your own bg paper using stamps, you can use your embossing folders to make it look like it has a pattern, you can create your own scenery too!

The random winner of this week's challenge will receive Jenny's Glowbugs and the Light Shine sentiment!!

If you need inspiration for this challenge, then the Divas have got it for you, that's for sure!! Take a look at these.........

Sunday, March 8, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #21!!

Is it that time again?? It sure is! It's time for another High Hopes Challenge!! We're so excited that so many of you enjoy our little blog and our fun Diva challenges! We have a blast doing them with you!!

Firstly, the random winner of last week's challenge is.....TRISH!!! Send me an email Trish and I'll forward your info on to the Head High Hopes team...Tina and Bethany!!

Now for this week, the lovely Anna would like you to use zigs and zags on your card!!! You can pull out your sewing machine, you can use some stamps to make your zigs and zigs or you can use some ric rack too!

This week's random winner will receive Busy Mama and the Grey Hares sentiment!

To get you motivated, here are some fantabulous creations by the totally talented Design Team!!!