Monday, June 8, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #34

Hello everyone--this week's challenge over at High Hopes is to use a sketch by design team member Nikki who for me personally is a huge source of inspiration!

Here's Nikki's sketch....

Here's what I did with it...

Canada Day is coming soon--July 1st to be exact and it marks my country's 142nd birthday! As a Canadian I am reminded everyday, as I watch the news, of the many freedoms I enjoy that many others around the globe do not! I love my country and feel truly blessed to live here! I thought it would be nice to make a card for a friend to celebrate the day. I used Mountie Marc from High Hopes which is one of my favourites.

Here's the rest of the recipe...
  • Oh Canada! Sentiment--High Hopes
  • What's Up Canuck? Sentiment--Studio G
  • Media--Alcohol Markers (Copic, Touch, Prismacolor)
  • Patterned Paper--Maple Leaf (double-sided) from Around the Block
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • Ink--Memento--Tuxedo Black, Color Box Fluid Chalk--Warm Red
  • Heart Brads--My Stash

Here's the inside...

Thanks for stopping by...if you get the chance, check out the individual websites for the High Hopes Design Team Members--they have a wealth of knowledge and are an incredibly inspiring and talented bunch!

Have a blessed day!


Friday, June 5, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #33

Well there are 8 official days of school left--woohoo!!!--13 days if you count weekends! I can't wait for summer break and for warmer weather! I actually could take my card outside to photograph it today because it was actually sunny and I didn't have to worry about it blowing away (lol). The weather here in Ontario has been a bit nippy in my estimation and it's really nice to see the sun today! :D

This week Niki over at High Hopes has challenged us to have no corners on our cards...

Here's my card...

I got rid of my corners (well kinda) with my Stampin' Up Ticket Corner punch...

Here's the inside...

What I used...

  • Stamp--Ladybug Stroll--High Hopes
  • Sentiments--High Hopes
  • Media--Alcohol Markers (Copic, Prismacolor, & Touch)
  • Stamping Paper--Stonehenge
  • Cardstock--Bazzil Papers
  • Patterned Paper--Sorry, don't know--in my scraps
  • Ink--Memento--Tuxedo Black
  • Brads--Doodlebug
  • Spacers--Stash
  • Diecut--Cuttlebug

Thanks for stopping by to take a look!! Thanks too, to Niki for a fun challenge!

Have a blessed day!