Wednesday, August 26, 2009


To everything there is a season, and with Ecclesiastes 3 in mind we would like to thank Crissy for four years of wonderful art, laughter, and friendship. Crissy was a doll to work with, as when we would give her an idea for a stamp, she would always exceed our expectations with what she created. Watching Crissy's style develop over the years has been a joy, and we know she has touched many with her kind spirit and charming art work. We wish Crissy all of Gods Blessings in her future endeavors, and know her fans will stay tuned as they anxiously await her fresh new images to share with the stamping world!

We would also like to wish Kimmie well as she steps down from her duties as lead diva on our design team. Kimmie was a great treasure and asset to High Hopes as she had many awesome ideas that we have put into practice, and will continue to use. She has always been extremely fast to share techniques and tips with the other ladies on our team, and I know that those of you who follow her blog will continue to gain inspiration and great tips and design ideas. Words cannot express our gratitude for all Kimmie's help with our small growing company... As we have said many times before, it is our design team that is the real "stars" of our show!!

We have had many changes over the last month at High Hopes. We have received several calls from new artists who would like to know if we are going to be adding to our line. The answer is YES!! We are looking forward to offering our customers awesome fresh new images in the next release. We will be having a contest to help find our new artist(s)... starting on Sept. 15th and ending on Nov. 1st. We are looking for Fresh, whimsical, Funky, Fun, cute and silly images to continue on with. We will be giving our awesome design team a vote with who they would like to choose to continue working with, after all, who better knows what they want to stamp, than the designers themselves?

Stay tuned as the details will be posted soon.

Tina, Bethany and the High Hopes Family

Sunday, August 9, 2009

A Winner and ....Summer Vacation!!

Good morning stampers!! I'm just popping on with a quick little announcement!! Summer is so busy for everyone....stampers included! We have so many things to do and we don't want to miss one minute of the great weather because before you know it, it will be over!! We're all taking little trips and holidays, meeting up with friends and family, not to mention all the wonderful yard work that needs to be done! So the Design Team has decided to take the rest of the summer off from challenges. We hope you won't miss us too badly and that you'll come back to visit!

We couldn't leave without announcing the random winner from last week's fun challenge....and that is.......CreaRenata!! Congratulations! Please email me with your mailing information and I will forward that on to High Hopes!

Hope you are having a wonderful summer and we hope you'll stop in again in the fall!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

High Hopes New Email Address!!

Some customers have been having issues with their orders directly from High Hopes and apparently, the messages sent to the current email address have been hit or miss.

I have just received information that a new address has been set up just this evening, so if you have a pending order that you are waiting for or having been trying to contact them for whatever reason, please use this new email address.... and Bethany has promised to respond to each message within 24-48 hours.

High Hopes Challenge #42!!

Good morning happy stampers!! It's Sunday again (can you believe it?) and you know what that's time for another happenin' High Hopes challenge!!! Is it August already??? It's hard to comprehend that the summer is half over!!! Oh my!!

Firstly, I'd like to tell you that the random winner from last week's challenge is........Poppet!! Congratulations and be sure to send me your mailing information and I will forward it on to High Hopes.

This week our sassy hostess is Jeanne!! She has called this challenge Go for the Gold!! She would like us to use some gold anywhere on our projects, whether it's in the patterned paper, the cardstock, gold embellishments, ribbon etc. Let's see you show off your gold!

The random winner from this week's challenge will receive the Bee and the No Worries sentiment which are featured on Jeanne's gorgeous card!!

Now have a peek at these inspirational designs created by our wonderful Divas!!!