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Sunday, February 15, 2009

High Hopes Challenge and Sweet N Sassy Round Up

Today is the start of the new weekly high hopes challenge and the sweet n sassy stamps monthly round up. What a wonderful day filled with inspiring projects for you all to see.

I so excited to tell you that today high hopes had their quarterly release of new stamps today as well. There are about 75 new fabulously adorable designs added to the website today- woo hoo! I think that the mail lady is holding my new stamps hostage for herself as mine still have not arrived, bummer. So, I don't have a peek at the new images for you BUT I never got a chance to ink up my three pane Easter stamp from the last release so that is what I used on my challenge card today. This week's challenge is to make an Easter/Spring card and is brought to us by the super talented Nikki. Here is my card for you:

I stamped each of my panes separately just to be a little different and to show the versatility of the stamp (it is really a horizontal stamp with the 3 animals in a row). I colored them with copics and punched them with my square punch. Ok- so I am sure that most of you out there will not notice or think anything of it but I have to confess that I grabbed the wrong marker last night when coloring my images. The blue is a shade off and I meant to use my BG10 marker which has more green in it but instead used the B00 marker. Now, it is not too bad but for those of you that know me at all realize how hard it was for me to finish off my card when I discovered it was not exactly what I wanted. If it was not 12:30AM when I finished my card, I would have colored them again LOL. Anyway, I distressed all the edges and sewed my dp layer. I tied some lace (hem tape) into a bow. This is the lace that my good friend Sue bought for me when I could not get out of the house with my sprained ankle that I did not end up using a couple weeks ago. See Sue I did tell you I would use it LOL! I added some stickles to their noses.

stamps- high hopes 3 pane Easter, TAC sentiment (my high hopes one did not come yet)
CS- PTI white, basic grey urban prairie (thanks Chris!!!)
accessories- stickles, lace, shimmer brads, square punch, copics (C1, C3, B00, BG72, RV10, RV11, prisma- deco yellow, yellow ochre, orange

Next is my round up card:

I wanted to make a simple, elegant card because truthfully I kinda think sympathy cards should not be over the top with layers and embellishments. I also wanted to show that you don't always have to color in you line images so I embossed the lily in white and the sentiment too. I used my corner scallop punch on the corners to accent the card. This Easter lily set is going to be released on Feb. 27 from Sweet N Sassy stamps.

stamps- Sweet N Sassy stamps Easter lily and Elegant Blessings sets
CS- PTI white, ocean tides
accessories- white ep, marvy scallop corner punch, white satin ribbon

Some links for you to visit today:

Sweet N Sassy stamps blog- check out the other DT members sneak peeks of the sets being released 2/27

High Hopes blog- check out the challenge details and prize offered as well as the other divas' awesome cards and sneak peeks

High Hopes website- check out the newly released stamps added to the catalog today

Happy blog hopping and have a great Lord's day! Stop by tomorrow for mojo Monday!!


Christi said...

Both of your cards are awesome!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Lovely card, I love how you embossed the flower and sentiment onto the cs and have it stand out! Clever!

Norine said...

very nice the first one is too cute love the embossed flw

Amy said...

FANTASTIC Easter card Janette! I love your layering and the distressing looks great!