Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Just Swinging By...

It's an Anything Goes challenge at Party Time Tuesdays. So I thought I'd swing by with my card...

Isn't this the cutest image? It's a digi image by Hambo Stamps called Monkey Vine. I colored the image for a Hambo Hoedown challenge to use punches, but didn't have time to make it into a card. I decided to finish it for PTT's Anything Goes challenge. I'm just in a monkey kinda mood lately. If you missed my monkey themed altered cigar box, check here.
Hop over to PTT's challenge blog and get some more inspiration from the other members of the design team. Then join in the challenge...anything goes! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

It's a Hoedown Hop!

Welcome to "The Battle of the Bands" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo friends and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict Band groups! It might be our favorite, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Isha's blog you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!

A prize will be awarded to one participant whose band-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way! Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all of the blogs along the way. The winners will be announced on the Hambo company blog,
Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, May 29, as well as at the Hambo Hoedown challenge blog. We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, May 26 at 5 PM CST. Don't miss it!
Now for my creation, an altered cigar box ...

Hey, hey, we're the ...

The Monkees are an American-British pop band that released music from 1966-1970. They also had a TV show from 1966-1968. Since then they've had a number of reunion albums and still do tours. Some of their songs are Hey Hey We're The Monkees, I'm a Believer, Daydream Believer, and Last Train to Clarksville.
To alter my cigar box, I used Hambo's Silly Monkey. He's a perfect match for a paper stack that I bought a few years ago called Cheekee  Monkee by Paper Studios. Here's a side view...

and the top....

Guess where I used Hambo's I Made this sentiment. On the bottom! I thought it added a whimsical
signature to my box.

Now jam on over to Lori's blog for another great Band group that will have you tappin' your foot!

Here's the line-up in case you get lost along the way...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

We Click

It's time for a Cool Shades Challenge on Sparks, Paper Smooches' challenge blog. The colors this month are red, kraft, navy and teal. Here's my card...

The image and sentiment are from Perpetual Bliss by Paper Smooches. The DSP is from SU's Big Top Birthday collection. I colored the image with my Copics, C00, C1, C3,  and C5. I added some black pearls to the camera and a clear pebble sticker on the lens.  Some twine and a tag finished my card.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Needle Little Love

It's color/photo challenge week at Party Time Tuesday's Challenge Blog. Here are the colors...


Here is my card...

I love this Paper Smooches set called Needle Little Love. It includes lots of stamps that can be used in so many different ways. I love the stamps that look like stitching. It also has some stamps that are perfect for paper piecing like the sewing machine. Did you notice that I wrapped the spool with real thread! I love how it turned out.

So hop on over to PTT and join the challenge. It's fun and you might win a prize.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wild About You!

 I've vowed to use some of my older stamp sets that haven't seen the light of day in awhile, so I pulled out Wild About You by Stampin'Up to make a card for this week's challenge at Party Time Tuesdays. The challenge is to make a shaped card...any shape, just not a square or a rectangle. Here's my card...

I cut the corners of an A2 sized cardbase to make it look like a tent top and added a striped awning. The background was made by repeatedly stamping the sentiment. I added some paper piercing around the elephant and up the elephant's ear. This will be a perfect card for one of my granddaughter's.

Hop on over to PTT  Challenge Blog and join the fun. Show us your shape!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

A Hambo Sketch

This week it's a sketch challenge at The Hambo Hoedown.. Here's the sketch...
and here's my card...
I used Hambo's Elephant stamp along with Gray Wrinkled Thing sentiment. The inside says "Happy Birthday". This will make a perfect card for one of my "older" friends!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

The Party Time Tuesdays challenge this week is to make a Mother's Day card. I used a cute turtle family digi image from Whimsy Doodles with some sparkly spring time paper from SEI and a rhinestone button from Miriam's Crafting Supplies.
I hope that all of the moms that I know get to spend sometime with their families on Sunday. Don't forget to give them hugs and kisses and tell thaem how much you love them!

Monday, May 6, 2013

A B C D E F G ...

The challenge at the Hambo Hoedown this week is an ALPHABET CHALLENGE.Use any Hambo image, digi or rubber, choose a letter of the alphabet, then use 2 or 3 things that start with that letter. Here's my card. Can you guess what letter I chose?

I used Hambo's digi image Geranium. I printed it twice and colored it with my Red Copics. Then I cut out one image and popped it up over the other image. I scored lines around the image to frame it. I don't usually use big bows on my cards, but this needed something at the bottom to balance the image so I added Ribbon and a bow and a button with a Rhinestone center. My letter was R!