Sunday, September 28, 2008

NEW RELEASE AND BLOG CANDY!


I have LOTS of great news for you! There is a NEW RELEASE at High Hopes Stamps starting TODAY!! Not only is High Hopes releasing 51 new stamps, but also launching for the first time, the brand spankin' new High Hopes Blog! where a lot of the Divas have uploaded cards showing off some of the new stamps in our very first Customer Challenge! The first challenge is to make a birthday card using your High Hopes Stamps (doesn't have to be from the new release of course) and use brads somewhere on your card. AND, GET THIS: if you join and put your comment and link on the HH blog, YOUR NAME WILL BE ENTERED FOR A RANDOM DRAW, AND ONE LUCKY PERSON WILL RECEIVE OVER A DOZEN OF THE NEW HH DRAGON STAMPS AND MATCHING SENTIMENTS!! How cool is that!
This is my first card made from the new release. Its for a boy who is turning eleven and loves anything dragon-y. Fearless Knight, Rock Wall Albert the dragon were colored using Copics. I stamped the sentiment with China Blue Distress ink. I stamped the wooden fence background on a light brown cardstock in Chestnut Brown by Memories, and then randomly sponged the ink all over. I wanted to use the brads as if they were fancy nails in a castle door or at least to have that feel. I sponged the grass and sky, and filled in some areas on the grass with a green Prismacolor pencil and blended with Gamsol.

This is another card I did with the new images, except this one is for a female. So I had to color Albert pink! lol. I guess that makes him "Alberta" now. tee-hee. I also used my Copics on this one, and I like how the warm wishes dragon turned out. The balloon and party hat are older stamps from before I joined the company. So is the sentiment. I drew the string from the balloon to Alberta's hand directly onto the card with a think black marker.
I had uber fun with these cards and hope you like them! Thanks for looking today, and don't forget to play with the first challenge on the High Hopes new blog!!

22 comments:

  1. How adorable Crissy, get your watermark on this girl! Such an adorable image. Congrats on the new blog as well!

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  2. Oh my gosh Crissy, this scene is fabulous and your colouring is gorgeous. I love the colours you have used for Albert. Have a great Sunday, Hugs, Nikki x

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  3. Crissy, this is amazing!!! I love the scene you created, & of course your coloring rocks as always. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with all of us ~ we are so lucky!!

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  4. Beautiful cards, Crissy! They are so bright and vibrant, awesome coloring! Your cards always make me smile!

    Love,

    Heidi

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  5. These are absolutely adorable, Crissy! I love everything in the new release. You've really out done yourself. Who knew dragons could be so cute and I love the new frogs and Christmas images. Off to make up my wishlist!

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  6. These are wonderful... how fun and whimsical! I love the coloring on the dragons... especially the last one with green and purple.

    I'm off to check out the new blog and do a bit of shopping!

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  7. It's me again... I just went over to the blog and it was GREAT! I wanted to leave a comment, but I was not able to because I don't have a google account or an open ID ... do you think they might consider adding the Name/Url option for commenting?

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  8. I *love* the dragons!!!!!!! Can't wait to get some of the stamps so I can play along with the challenges. Do you think they'd get to the US in time for me to enter this week's??

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  9. Your cards are amazing and I had peek at the new stamps. They are so cute. I don't know how I am going to pick which ones. I will need the knight and some of the dragons for sure. My middle son loves these! I will participate is the challenge for sure. What a great idea! Hugs Jeanette

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  10. cheers crissy... you know i now need these stamps....lol..!!! the dragons are brill...!!!i love the colouring in... off 2 check out the website now.. lol
    kaz_za

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  11. Fabulous! Love the new release!! can't wait to get my order;-) Kelly

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  12. Adorable card! Love them both. The images are so sweet. I wish I could play your challenge, but I don't have any High Hopes stamps. I'm still trying to pay off last month's SU bill when I ordered from the new catty. LOL! So, I'm on hold for awhile.

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  13. The scene you created is fantstic Crissy and the funny party hats give the final touch to the second card. Love your colouration style.
    Katharina

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  14. These are both so awesome, Crissy!!! I love the scenes you've created!!! We need to stamp together because I want to learn from YOU!!! Great job, girl!!

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  15. Amazing as always! Is the quote a stamp? Thou art crunchy? Too funny!

    Jane

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  16. These cards are absolutely amazing! :-) Those dragons are soooo cute.

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  17. Great colouring Crissy! I can't wait to see what you keep creating with these AMAZING images you drew!

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  18. Wow these cards are just stunning Crissy! I adore them both so bright and cheerful! Hugs Linda x

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