Monday, October 31, 2011

Party Time

Bombshell Stamps is having a party and you're invited!

Of course every good party needs games. I'll be hosting a game each day of the party. Today's game is Bombshell Jumble. How well do you know your Bombshell Stamps? Can you unscramble the names of these Bombshell Stamp sets? Post your answers on the Bombshell forum at Gambler's Anon by midnight PDT Nov. 2, 2011 for a chance to win a prize. Good luck!

1. tahsre no feri
2. mi omar
3. daed sieiectness
4. oki otaott
5. wrmdoahe bdnou
6. nbuikcg nbcoor
7. hercry bmbo
8. eilv ot deri
9. seso'r ptroarti
10. hlua irgl

Be sure to check out all of the other fun things happening on the forum and come back to the party tomorrow for a new game.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Newspaper & Coffee

The challenge at the Hoedown this week is to use  Hambo Stamps' Newscaster digi and one of the four sentiments to make a project that incorporates newspaper on your creation. Since I missed the Hoedown last week, I didn't get the Newscaster digi so I used Hambo's Coffee Girl digi. Afterall, what do you do while reading the morning newspaper? Drink coffee! I remembered that I had an insulated drink cup that I bought at JoAnn's Fabric, so I decided to make a tag for it.

I used the newspaper as a background for my image. I wanted the image to look like a newspaper picture so I colored it with W1, 3, and 5 Copic markers. To make it stand out against the background, I fussy cut the image and attached it to black cardstock and cut it out again. I finished it with a large eyelet and some wide striped ribbon tied with twine. Now all I need to do is to put a Starbucks gift card inside of the cup and I have a gift ready for when I need it.

Be sure to check out the Hoedown. It's fun to play in the challenges each week.

Friday, October 28, 2011

It's a Party!

Bombshell Stamps is having a party and you're invited!

What:  A Re-launching Party for Bombshell Stamps’ Forum


When: October 31st - November 2nd

It will be lots of fun with challenges, games, and prizes too!

Come help celebrate the new forum! If you're not a member, be sure to join. It's free. As a member you'll get updates about sales & new releases, stamping tips, challenges, and inspiration from the very talented Bombshell Girls!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Skelly Blog Hop

It's time for Bombshell Stamps' monthly blog hop. You should have arrived here from Meredith's blog If you didn't, head on over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog to start the hop at the very beginning. You don't want to miss any of the terrific projects!!
This month's theme is...Halloween of course, but with a twist! You had to include skeletons or a skull in/on it somewhere. You could use any of the numerous Bombshell Stamps skeletons, or you could create your own. You could also create a Day of the Dead project for this hop. We were encouraged to make a decoration as opposed to a card, but it wasn't mandatory. I've been making lots of Halloween cards so I decided to make a candle and a matching mini card.

I used the skull stamps from Pirate's Life and Speed Shop. I added some silver cord and some gems to give it some BLING! I embossed one of the skull stamps to make a tag. I used some DSP with silver skulls on it as a background for my mini card, added an embossed skull and Voila! I have a Halloween gift  ready for one of my ghoul friends!
Your next stop is Milo's blog. If you get lost, hop on back to Bombshell Stamps Blog for the blog hop list. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

A big Happy Birthday to my mom. She turns 90 today! We're having a family party for her on Saturday. We're so lucky to be able to celebrate this special day with her. I love you Mom!

Birthday CARd

I saw this layout in the SU catalog and thought it would work well with one of Bombshell's classic car sets. I still have my friend Mary G's sets that I borrowed ( I promise to return them soon Mary!) so I made this card using Speed Shop by Bombshell Stamps. I decided to stamp the car on colored cardstock. I used SU's So Saffron. Then I shaded it using my Copic markers and blender pen.

This will make a great masculine card when I need it. I think I'll try using my Copics on some more colored cardstock. I liked how it turned out. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Think Pink Challenge!

As Ms October I am hosting the monthly challenge for Bombshell Stamps. My challenge is in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is October. I challenge everyone to THINK PINK ! The challenge is to use the color PINK somewhere on your project. Your project can have a breast cancer theme, but it doesn’t have to. Just be sure to use PINK. Here's my challenge card. I used A Pirate's Life.

Be sure to check out the challenge and see all of the fantastic inspiration created by the Bombshell girls. You will be amazed! You can find the thread at the forum here. Hope you'll grab some PINK and  join the challenge.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Charmin Tag!

One of my fellow Whimsie Doodle design team members put a roll of toilet tissue in a clear bag and added ribbon and a tag with a mummy on it as a Halloween gag gift. When I saw the Hoedown challenge this week, I knew I wanted to do something similar. The challenge was to use Hambo Stamps' cute Mummy digi and one of the sentiments along with the colors purple, orange, black and green on your card/project. Here's my tissue & tag.

I wrapped black web ribbon around the roll of toilet paper and put orange ribbon through the center of the roll and tied it. I used Hambo's Mummy digi and one of the sentiments to make the tag. Then I tied the tag to the orange ribbon. I just love it! Now I just need to decide who's going to get my gag gift.

I'm also entering my tag in Party Time Tuesday's challenge to make a tag.  PTT has some great challenges. Be sure to check them out.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Inky Vacation

Here in Maryland it's been a rainy, damp, dreary day. I was thinking how nice it would be to be in a warm tropical place, relaxing on the beach. Since that wasn't going to happen, I let my new Bombshell stamps take me there. I inked up Hawaiian Girl and made this card to cheer me up.

I also inked up A Pirates Life. Hmmm, a vacation with a pirate? "Captain" Jack Sparrow can "shiver me timbers" anytime!

Back to reality!! I used Bombshell's October sketch challenge for my card. If you'd like to play along, get the sketch and directions here. There's still time to join the sketch challenge. So ink up those Bombshell stamps and take a vacation. Where will you go?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Yea Me!!

I won Best in Show over at the Hambo Hoedown for my Flower Monster card (scroll down to see!) !

Why don't you take the challenge this week. It's fun and you get free digi images!

Monday, October 10, 2011


It's the Name Game at Hambo's Hoedown this week. The challenge is to make a card/project using Flower Monster by Hambo Stamps and to use something that starts with the first letter of your first name. Easy for me - P for paper, pearls and piercing! I used patterned paper, added a few pearls and pierced around the sentiment.

When I saw this patterned paper in the clearance bin at my local craft store, I knew it would be perfect for this cute image. It was a fun card to make. Hop on over to the Hoedown and check out what the Bacon Bits have made to inspire you. Then join in the Hoedown. It's fun and you get really cute free digi images!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Challenges

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many blogs and stamp companies are sponsoring challenges to increase the awareness of breast cancer. I got the Breast Cancer Ribbon shape card at The Cutting Cottage. Here's my card for a few of these challenges...

Whimsie Doodle's challenge is to create a card/project using the color pink. WD has 4 images that are perfect for this challenge Hope Fights, Hope Fights - Skirt, Save the Hooters, and Get 'em Squished. One hundred percent from the sale of these images will be donated to Relay for Life for Breast Cancer. You can use one of these images, a different image, or not even go with a breast cancer awareness theme and just use pink as the main color on you card/project.

Party Time Tuesday is challenging crafters to make a shape card and/or any Breast Cancer Awareness card regardless of the shape!

Just Yolie is hosting a linking party through October 14th to raise breast cancer awareness by having crafters link their "pink" projects to her blog. There are over $3,000 worth of giveaways from 83 sponsors. You can see the list of prizes HERE.

Hand Stamped Sentiments is also aving a Think Pink Challenge. See details here.
SCS in patnership with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center is hosting the second annual month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. There are lots of challenges and prizes. Check it out.

As MS October, I'm hosting a Think Pink challenge over at Bombshell Stamps Forum. Check back on Oct 19 to see my design along with some inspiration from the Bombshell Girls. You could win free stamps!

Link Up For Pink now has a Relay for Life page. They are one of the three virtual Relay for Life groups and the first ever blog event to be recognized by the American Cancer Society. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please click HERE.

Don't forget - Get'em squished!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Witches & Chocolate

The Whimsie Doodle digi called Act Like a Witch  is so cute and it was free on the WD Facebook page. I love the sentiment and knew I wanted to make something that included chocolate.

I made this candy bar slider! Just pull the ribbon and out comes a Hershey Bar! It'll be a perfect Halloween treat for my daughter-in-law who loves chocolate...but she's not a witch!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Two New Bombshells & a Challenge

The style of Bombshell stamps is a change for me but I'm having so much fun  playing with my Bombshell Stamps! Here are two cards I made recently for BS challenges. The first is for the Ms. September's challenge to use the color red and something to represent speed. I used the dragster from the King of the Road set (Thanks Mary).

I used the Cuttlebug's Star and Moroccan EB folders to make the background using red and white to make it look like a checkered flag. I wanted the dragster  in black and white, but I wanted it to stand out so I embossed the image with black EB power then popped it up on the Nesties dies cuts and added the brads and twine.

My next card is for World Card Making Day. Kathi, Bombshell's DT captain, challenged us to stamp on patterned paper for  our project. I used the hibiscus stamp from Hawaiian Girl and stamped with Stazon ink on patterned vellum to create the background for my card...

I turned over the vellum before I attached it to the cardstock to give it a softer look. I colored the image with Copics. The frame for the image was made by layering two die cuts from the Lacy Circles Nesties. I added some pearl embellishments to finish it.

As Ms October I challenge everyone to THINK PINK in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find all the details to the challenge here and check back on October 19 for some inspiration!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WD October Release

Whimsie Doodles released some new digi images today and they are so cute! Here's my card using Skinny Witch - that's me, isn't it? Oh wait a minute...I'm not a witch! Oh yeah, I'm not skinny either! Anyway here's my card...

I also used Whimsie Doodles Halloween Button Sentiments.  Be sure to check out the WD Blog to see more samples from the design team.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

WD Sneek Peek

It is almost here - Whimsie Doodles release time! There are some really cute images on the way. Here is a sneak peek...what could it be?

Stop by tomorrow and see my design with this new Halloween image from Whimsie Doodles.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Fun Day for a Good Cause!

PopPop & Aislinn

Today my family and friends walked and raised money for the American Diabetes Association's signature fundraising walk, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.
We walked for my granddaughter Aislinn who was diagosed with Type1 diabetes in December 2010. Aislinn is an amazing little girl and we're all so proud of her. It was wonderful to see so many people there to support this cause. Thank you everyone who sponsored us by making a donation.