Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bombshell Monthly Blog Hop

It's time for Bombshell Stamps' November Hump Day Hop challenge! You should have arrived here from Celina'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 it's a color challenge -  a palette of beautiful shades of orange with a hint of blue. The challenge was to use at least 3 of these colors on your project.
 Here's my take on the challenge.

The colors in the picture look a little more brown but IRL they are more orange. I used the flower in the Lotus Garden set.
Now it's time to hop on over to Milo's blog and see what she's created. Don't forget to leave some love and to shout out a Happy Birthday to Sparkly Mary! 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Makeover Monday Challenge #4

Makeover Monday Challenge is a weekly challenge sponsored by the Paper Crafter’s Library and Sunny Stampin’ Studios. The purpose of Makeover Monday is to work from your own stash to create a project based on the inspiration project provided – you can use any products you would like. You can see the inspiration project here. Here's my take on it.

I kept the basic layout. I used DSP with words on it for my background. I punched the ornaments first. Then I adhered them to the DSP and embossed it with Snow Flowers EB folder. I tilted the sentiment but made it hang over the edges of the card like the inspiration project.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Merry Wishes

Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is just around the corner! If you went shopping today, I hope you got some good bargains. No shopping for me, but I did have a chance to stamp. Here's a card I made with a Whimsie Doodles image called Sleigh Ride Elfling. I decided to use a blue color scheme instead of the traditional Christmas colors of red and green.

Don't forget Whimsie Doodles is having a Black Friday Sale - 50% off everything digital (with a minimum purchase of $10.00) from today, Friday the 25th until midnight (Eastern time) on Sunday, the 27th. Don't forget to use the code "friday50sale "

Time for a Sale...or two!

It's Black Friday....and time for a SALE or two! Bombshell Stamps & Whimsie Doodles are both having a sale this weekend. Check them out...

It's Bombshell's Black Friday SALE! Receive 25% off your entire purchase from NOW through Monday, Nov. 28! Just use coupon code "CYBR30" at check out! Click here to be whisked away to your shopping trip!

At Whimsie Doodles Black Friday Sale, receive 50% everything digital (with a minimum purchase of $10.00) from today, Friday the 25th until midnight (Eastern time)  on Sunday, the 27th. You MUST use the code "friday50sale "


Happy Shopping!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hambo Tag Challenge

The Hambo Hoedown challenge this week is to use WEE HENRY TURKEY or any Hambo image to create a project that incorporates a TAG. I missed last week's challenge so I didn't get the Wee Willie image. I used another Hambo digi, Sumo Wrestler and made a tag card.

This Nestie shape seemed perfect for the cute SumoWrestler, who already looks like he ate too much turkey! I cut two large shapes, scored one at the top and glued it to the other so my tag would open. Inside it says "Sumo-body loves you!"

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Another Makeover

I recently discovered the Makeover Monday Challenge blog, a weekly challenge by the Paper Crafter’s Library and Sunny Stampin’ Studios I enjoyed doing the Monday Makeover Challenge #3 ( see my Santa Baby card) and decided to do another. This card uses a Whimsie Doodles digi image called Candy Cane Elfling.

A new challenge is posted every Monday and you have a week to play. It's a fun way to take ideas and inspiration and make it your own. You just might win a prize too.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Tag You're It!

This month's challenge over at Whimsie Doodles is to make a tag using one of the many cute Whimsie Doodle digi images. I love the Cookie Fairy digi released this month. I wanted to use her on a cookies in a jar Christmas gift that I was making, so I colored her dress and shoes red and put some holly on her headband to get her ready for the holiday season. Here she is...

The ingredients in the jar are for Chocolate Chip Cookies and the directions for using them are on the back of the tag. I plan to make a few more of these as gifts for the holidays.

Hop on over to the Whimsie Doodle blog and join in the challenge. Remember ...

Starting this month, there will be two (2) winners for each challenge! One (1) lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image, of their choice, from our latest release. And the second winner will join our team as a Guest Artist in January 2012!!  See the details here.

I'm also submitting my card to Paper Sundaes Challenge #95 to use a digital image. I love digital images and use them quite a bit. They are so versatile. Take the challenge. You might win some free digi images.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Bombshell Monthly Challenge

Ms. November challenged us to "waste not" by creating a card using just the scraps we have on hand. I was in the mood to make a Christmas card so I looked through my stash and found some left over paper scraps and die cuts from a Holiday Scrapping Kit that I bought ages ago! Perfect! Here's my card...


When I saw the die cut "Santa Baby" I knew I wanted to use my new Bombshell sets Bombshell Angel and Holiday Accessories . Believe it or not I did not plan for the word "naughty" to end up where it did, but isn't it perfect? I paper pieced her outfit and hat and added some Flower Soft to her hat. I think I'll put my Christmas list inside and give this to Santa aka my hubby!

I'm also submitting my card in the Make Over Monday Challenge #3.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Late for the Hoedown!!

I missed the deadline for the Hambo Hoedown challenge by about 2 minutes! I forgot that the deadline had changed to Mondays by the time I remembered, I got a late start. Well I wanted to share my card anyway. So here it is...

The challenge was to use Camera Guy digi and one of the sentiments along with a frame somewhere on your project. I've been wanting to try this folded paper frame and I love how it turned out! SCS has a great tutorial by Beate in the resources forum if you want to try it. I wanted to have a black and white photo type color scheme so I only used W Copics except for his face and hands.

Come on over and join in the Hoedown and get some free digi stamps, but don't be late!!

I'm also submitting my card to Paper Sundaes Challenge #95 to use a digital image. I love digital images and use them a lot. They are so versatile. Take the challenge. You might win some free digi images.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

New Whimsie Doodles Challenge

Whimsie Doodles has a new monthly challenge! For November's challenge, create a project that focuses on a tag. Your project could be a decorated tag, or a card that showcases a tag in someway.

Starting this month, there will be two (2) winners for each challenge! One (1) lucky winner will be drawn at random to win a FREE Whimsie Doodles image, of their choice, from our latest releaseThe second winner will join our team as a Guest Artist in January 2012!!

If you would like to be considered for the Guest Artist spot, you must...
- Have a blog
- Use a Whimsie Doodles image on your challenge creation
- Place an asterisk(*) by your linked name, so we know you are interested
- Be willing and able to join us the entire month of January 2012

As Guest Artist...
- you will receive the ENTIRE January 2012 digital release
- a link to your blog will be placed on the Whimsie Doodles blog for the month
- you will be provided with a Guest Artist badge to display on your blog
So get out the WD images and create a tag item! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

November Sketch

It's sketch time at Bombshell Stamps. Here's the sketch for this month.

and here's my take on the challenge using Hawaiian Girl.

Hope you'll take the challenge. Check here for the rules and you might win a PRIZE!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Bargello Snail

This week's challenge over at the Hambo Hoedown is to use Snail Rake with any technique from the Splitcoaststampers Resources Page to make a project. There are so many great techniques, but one I've been wanting to try is the Bargello Technique. This technique is borrowed from needlepoint to create an interesting background with thin strips of paper Here's my Bargello snail...

It didn't turn out quite like I thought it would, but it made an interesting background. I think one of my papers should have been a more solid design and maybe a little darker. It was a fun and easy technique. I plan to try it again and see if I can get a more needlepoint looking effect. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

New Release Day

It's NEW RELEASE DAY at Whimsie Doodles! The new images are so cute and I know you will love them!! There are elves, fairies and expecting moms. Here's my project using Hiding Elfling.

Isn't she cute? I paper pieced her dress and hat. I used a cutting file from The Cutting Cafe called Present Treat Box. This will be perfect for a small gift or even a gift card.

You can check out all of the adorable new digis, and incredible samples from the rest of the Doodlelicious Divas here.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sneaky Snippet

Tomorrow is NEW RELEASE day for November at Whimsie Doodles , and today I have a sneaky snippet to share with you!  Can you guess what the image is? 

Be sure to check back tomorrow and see what I made with this cute digi. I think you'll like it!
Have a Fabulous Friday!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Party's Over - Almost!

Bombshell Stamps Forum Relaunch Party is almost over. There were lots of games and challenges. I hope you got to play along with some of them. I combined two of the challenges, Mary's Howl at the Moon challenge and Kelli's recipe challenge and made this card

Both challenges were fun. Mary challenged us to use a moon on our project. I punched a large circle as a mask and sponged ink to make the background and moon. Then I punched tiny circles so the yellow cardstock would show through to make the stars. Kelli's recipe was to use 4 circles - the moon and stars, 3 ribbons - the silver cord, 2 Bombshell images - Hawaiian girl and the palm tree and1 tag- the silver Aloha.

If you got to play along, I hope you enjoyed the party.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bombshell Party Day 3

Are you having fun partying at the Bombshell Forum? Today's game is Bombshell Sentiment Match. See if you can match the Bombshell set with it's sentiment. Don't forget to post your answers at Gamblers Anon by midnight tonight for a chance to win a prize. Good luck! 

1. Custom Choppers               A. Whoa There!
2. Kustom Kulture                   B. Gas It Up
3. Horsing Around                   C. Drink Up
4. Hawaiian Girl                       D. It's Your Lucky Day
5. Man's Ruin                           E. Loud and Fast
6. Vintage Raceway                  F. Live to Ride
7. Growing Hearts                    G. Wanna Lei
8. Mermaid Treasure                H. What a Girl Really Wants
9. Girl's Ruin                              I. The Heart Grows Fonder
10. Western Gal                        J. Yee Haw

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bombshell Party Day 2

It's Day 2 of  Bomshell Stamps' party. Time for another game. Today's game is Bombshell Stamp Match. Can you match the stamp set with the stamp? Don't forget to post your answers on the Bombshell forum at Gamblers Anon by midnight on Nov. 2 for a chance to win a prize. Good luck!

1. Mermaid Anchor                            A. Lil Devil
2. King of the Road                            B. anchor & rope
3. Harley Bikes                                   C. swallow
4. Love and Luck                                D. classic coupe
5. Speed Shop                                    E. classic Cadillac
6. Ahoy Sailor                                     F. candle
7. Retro Cowgirls                                G. goggles & helmet
8. Bombshell Angel                              H. pistol
9. Alter Skulls                                       I. V-twin engine
10. Vintage Motorcycle                        J. dolphins