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Sunday, January 25, 2009

High Hopes Heart Challenge

Hello to everyone! Sunday brings us another high hopes challenge and this week I am the hostess. My challenge is not too hard- just to use hearts somewhere on your design. It can be in the image, dp, punches, cuttlebug- whatever your "heart" desires :). You may see a theme here this week LOL. The participants of this week's high hopes challenge will go into a drawing to win 2 stamps from high hopes- matchmakin' Maynard and the light my fire sentiment. I used both of these on my sample for you along with the HH balloon stamp.

I colored my image with my copic markers, sponged around it while still in the oval die, then accented it with stickles glitter glue. The white bg was run through my heart embossing folder. I stamped my middle strip with my balloon stamp in red ink and then also stamped and embossed 4 balloons on red paper. I then stamped the letters L O V E in them, cut them out and tied thread around each gathering the 4 strings together and securing to my card with a glue dot. I had to cover that up so I added some little black heart "scraps" from my border punch to my card. They were each painted with coal shimmerz. I tied some stitched ribbon around the middle and attached the image with pop dots. I used Taylor's cupcake sketch for my layout. She is celebrating a year of cupcake sketches with some prizes from her store so you may also want to check that out.

Here is a closer look:

stamps- high hopes matchmaking Maynard, light my fire, heart balloon
CS- black, red, white
accessories- fruit punch stickles, stardust stickles, white gel pen, heart cuttlebug folder, sewing machine, oval nestabilities, coal shimmerz, fiskars heart border punch, stitched grosgrain ribbon, black ep, thread, brayton font just rite stamper letters, pop dots, copics (G21, G94, RV10, RV11, R32, R27, R37, E31, E33)

I hope to see many of you able to play along with my challenge this week. When you do, please be sure to post a comment with the link to your creation on the HIGH HOPES blog to be entered into the drawing. Be sure to check out the other awesome samples that the divas made this week too while you are visiting the blog.

I know that I have been a bit more quiet this week. My ankle is still pretty sore but it is slowly improving. Anyway, I try to limit my trips downstairs to my craft area and I can't stay down there too long when I am down there because I need to elevate it as much as possible to get the swelling down. So hopefully I can get a shoe on it in a few days. I did venture out of the house yesterday for the first time in nearly a week. I used one of those boots you put over casts that is my mother in laws and my cane. Problem is that living in Buffalo we have snow and ice which are not conducive to my situation LOL. I nearly tripped because the boot thingy is too big and of course the movie room happened to be the farthest one from the door. We took the girls to the cheapy movies yesterday to see Madagascar 2. My youngest also had not been out of the house in almost a week since I could not take her anywhere so I felt badly and wanted her to be able to do something. So, keep praying for my ankle to heal if you would.

Come back tomorrow where there will be a new mojo Monday sketch and a new Sweet N Sassy stamps weekly challenge as well. I am hoping to be able to create some samples today for them so hopefully all will go as I plan.

Have a great day and happy stamping!!


Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Janette! This is super cute, I just had to comment. I love all the attention to detail you did. This card must have taken forevah!! Love it and love the coloring too. Hugs, michelle

Christi said...

This is adorable Janette! I'm glad to hear that your ankle is healing!

bolha said...

Stunning card Janette! Great take on the sketch and your coloring is fantastic.
x Natasha x

Tracey said...

Love this card Janette!! :)

Niki Estes said...

Janette, this is adorable!! I love your coloring!

Rach said...

Janette, this is an awesome card. love it. thanks for the hearts challenge this week. hugs rahcxx

Helena said...

Fantastic card!!!

Helena said...

So sorry to hear about your ankle, hope it heals soon for you!!!
Your card is sooo cute!!!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is fabulous Janette and your colouring gorgeous, love the added sparkle, Such a great layout and colours and love how you have used the little hearts from the punch cuttings.. will use this idea as I have just received my new MS Heart Edge punch, Big Hugs, Nikki x