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Monday, August 30, 2010

SNEAK PEAK FOR HIGH HOPES STAMPS NEW RELEASE!

Hey All!

Happy Monday!  I'm so excited to bring to you a sneak peak of a brand new artist's work for High Hopes Stamps!  Her name is Laurie Furnell, and she does wonderful work!  Her style has been described as "an amazing mix of cute, funky, sweet, quirky, whimsical, country, and folk."  I have truly had a blast working with her images, and I know you will love them when you see them.  Well, this is the reason we are doing sneak peaks, so here is my sneak peak image:

Is this little mouse cute or what?  When I first saw him, it made me think that he was balancing himself on something.  So, the first thing I thought of was a stack of presents.  I cut the "gifts" out from different scraps and wrapped them in ribbons and bows.  The small bows were mad with my Bow Easy.  I colored him with my colored pencils and oms, then cut him out and placed him on the stacked gifts.  Wouldn't this make a great Christmas card as well by swapping out the birthday gifts for Christmas presents, and then dressing him up for  in Christmas colors?  Can't wait to use him for that.  I stamped the sentiment on white card stock and then "arched" it so that it stuck out like a banner.  The card is a long card (if you haven't figured that out yet!  LOL)

I really do hope you take a look at the other wonderful work of the design team on the High Hopes blog.  I think you will fall in love with this artist and her images.

Now, I'll be posting the next sneak peak tomorrow, so be sure to come back and see another wonderful image.  Then the blog hop will be on Wednesday, September 1st.  If you participate in that, you will be eligible to win some of the new images!

I hope to see you tomorrow!!!

Best,

Curt O'Brien

"God, please help me be the person that my dogs think I am."

28 comments:

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Curt , if you don't think it too bold of me . It's a date , I'll see you here tomorrow .
Love the cute image and I think that he will be very versatile . Love your card and cant wait to see what others are on the way.

mochamama said...

I really love this long card Curt!! And of course you know me, I totally love laurie Furnell. I have been using her pre-colored images from pc Crafter for ever now. So glad to see you showcasing her!
Have an awesome week my friend!

Sue W said...

What a cute little image Curt! Love how you stamped this little mouse balancing on pressies!!! Perfect.
Also like how you've set your sentiment - looking forward to tomorrows card!

Sue said...

Hi ya Curt
aww super cute image, awesome colouring as always, luv the pressies, fabby card, sue.xx

Heide said...

This little guy is so very cute! I really like what you did with the birthday gifts. Looking forward to some more peaks!

Charlie said...

Hi from Denmark from one cardmaker to another - got here via Bunny Zoes blog. This is one very cute and happy card - thanks for sharing - had a quick look around and GEE you are a wizard with a camera. GREAT pictures. Have a nice week and do visit me if you want to.

Danielle said...

Oh Curt, this is fabulous! What a wonderful idea to have him standing on these stacked pile of gifts! And you've wrapped them perfectly I might add!!! The mouse is definitely a cutie. Fabulous design to use on these long cards - just love it!
Hugs, Danielle

mudmaven said...

Hi Curt! I'm back on dry land (darn) and I just love your card today! I have been a HUGE fan of Laurie's (she's had her work on pcCrafters for a long time) and it is so wonderful to see her expanding her lines to include digi stamps. This is just so cute! ~chris

craft-princess said...

Oh I love his balancing act!! Very cute!

Lelia Pierce said...

Curt, this is adorable! I love the big stack of pressies! :O)

XXX

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Super cute Curt! What an adorable stack of presents, the bows are fantastic!

Jackie said...

Adorable card - what a great idea balancing him on top of the presents!

Becky said...

Love this little guy and love how you did the gift box's..

Heidi said...

How cute is that??? Wow, love that adorable image, you're coloring of that sweet guy is fabulous. I especially love how you put him on the gifts, with the gorgeous ribbons.
Also love the sentiment, coming off the card! Another great work of art, Curt!

Patti J said...

Oh my, what a cutie patootie!!! Love how you have him balancing on those gifts! I'd never have thought to put him on presents! Great job, and I will be here waiting for the next sneak peek!!! Happy Monday!

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Curt! It's been way too long since I've been by for a visit! Hope you, Jay, Gunther, and Shotsy are all doing well! LOVE your card! What a fabulously creative idea to perch him on top of some Birthday presents! Super cute card! Take care!!
hugs
Sharon

Sue from Oregon said...

How very creative. Love this inventive design Curt!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Curt
Love how you did the presents, they look great. Your colouring of this little guy is amazing....you are the master of those pencils!!

Karen x

The Rubber Maid said...

So very cute and love your staced packages with the awesome bows by
Bow Easy...love that little gadget.
Pat

Sharli said...

What a cute "long" card Curt!! I agree, it could be all sorts of holidays (even a baby shower!). Very cool!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Curt, love the parcels and the mouse is looking cute.
luv
Debby

Donna Heber said...

This is so cute! I love the adorable mouse.

Funkelzauber said...

This card is so cute. I love the idea with the presents!
Hugs
Alex.

Diane said...

What a cute card, and so creative to put him on those packages!!! I can see where you will have fun "balancing" on all sorts of things....what about a pumpkin?? Thanks for visiting my blog and for all the nice comments!!

Bonnie Weiss said...

That new image is definitely you and once again, you managed to escape the 'norm' and do your own thing ... brilliant!

True :) said...

What a sweet image Curt!
I love the way you stacked him on top of the gift boxes!
BTW...love the moon walk clip!
Hugs,
True :D

lisa808 said...

Awesome idea with the presents. Yes, that image is darling and he does look like he's balancing himself.

Tracy S said...

Very cute and creative! I love the way you did the presents and the arched sentiment. What a cute lil guy and card! I agree it would make an adorable Christmas card design as well.