Friday, February 26, 2010
I hope that the girls will enjoy making this card, even though it's very simple and somewhat boring...
Make sure to stop back on Monday and Tuesday. The Sherrod Studio Design Team will be showcasing their brand new digi-stamps!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
WOO HOO! I was SO excited when I found out I had been chosen to be a full-time Bombshell Stamps Design Team Member!! If you’ve still not checked out Bombshell Stamps, go now! You’ll find a wonderful selection of pin-up, hot rod, sugar skull, and tattoo-inspired stamps that are great fun to create with!
Shannon, owner of Bombshell Stamps, announced her brand new design team in the Bombshell newsletter today. Here is the new line-up for the next 6-month term:
The monthly pin-up girls (guest designers) are:
Patricia Stigsell- Ms. March
Cheryl Valadez- Ms. April
Katja Andersson- Ms. May
Kelli Green- Ms. June
Alison Heikkila- Ms. July
Rose Manchester- Ms. August
I am so honored to be a part of such a fabulously talented group of ladies! I will post links to the new design team’s blogs on March 1st, after the current team retires. Keep an eye here as I share even more Bombshell creations!
This is a 6 x 6" square card. The card base is Certainly Celery textured cardstock with a layer of Summer Sun textured cardstock. The patterned paper is from CTMH (Discovery DSP pack). The image, from A Pirate's Life, is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. She was punched out using my scalloped oval Nestabilities and sponged along the edges using Summer Sun ink. I then stamped the Good Luck Horseshoe and the pot of gold images from the Bombshells Accessories stamp set and punched them out using my circle Nestabilities. They are colored with Copic markers and I used a gold Spica pen to color the horseshoe and the 'gold' in the pot. The Happy St. Patrick's Day sentiment is from a very old Stampin' Up All Year Cheer sentiment set. All of these 3 are also sponged along the edges using Summer Sun ink. I then attached Glitter Adornments (from MFT) using gem glue.
Now, hop on over to the other challenge players' blogs and see their creations. You won't be disappointed!!!
Remember that you can win a great prize from Bombshell Stamps by either playing along with the sketch or monthly challenges or by leaving a comment on the blogs, but hurry- the contest ends February 28th!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
- A plethora of 6x6 papers that make her smile...some are DCWV, some are Autumn Leaves/Paperabilities, some are Me & My Big Ideas, and some are unknown...all are from various stacks in her stash, and all ones that she truly loves - and that pile is 5.5 inches high!
- 4 pretty little spice jars packed full of various flowers, buttons, baubles, ribbons and trims...
- A set of 4 glass coasters to leave as is, or alter as you see fit...
- 2 SU! Skinny Silver Tins...
- 2 packs of adhesive rhinestones in my most favorite colours (hot pink & teal)
- 1 pack of mixed colour adhesive half-pearls
In the photo, you'll find 4 (all new):
- 'Changito Love Balloon' by Stampendous!
- 'Charlotte's Valentine' by Little Loud Stamps (found at PaperWorks Co.)
- 'Savannah' by The Greeting Farm
- 'XOXO' clear stamp by Imaginisce
And, even though it's not in the photo, she can't leave out her beloved Bombshells! She'll be putting in at least one set of the lovelies...but it could be two. She said she's having a hard time choosing a favorite! That's it! Maybe... or maybe not. Depends on what else she may or may not find before this is over!!!!
To take a chance on winning this absolutely fabulous candy, stop by Steph's blog!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
This week's challenge for Sherrod Studio's Tuesday Throwdown was to distress a card. Here, I used the Downhome Blessings stamp set for my attempt at a distressed card.
I'm not very good at distressing things. The card base is an unknown textured rust-colored card. The patterned papers and the dark yellow textured paper are unknown as well as I received them all in a blog candy that I won a while ago. The boy image was stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. It is layered onto a panel of dark yellow and Certainly Celery cardstock. To distress it, I sponged Close to Cocoa ink around the edges and then stamped it using the speckle stamp from Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Close to Cocoa ink. I also stamped the speckle stamp onto the patterned papers and then stamped the small circle from Simply Circles to resemble a coffee cup stain...then I used my scissors and drug them down the sides of the image to give it a worn look.
Just a reminder that ALL of Sherrod Studio's stamp sets are on sale for 40% off!!! NOW is the time to stock up on these adorable stamp sets!!! Now, hop on over to the Sherrod Studio design teams' blogs to see their take on a distressed card. Links to their blogs can be found in my sidebar. See you again soon!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
This challenge is open to anyone, so if you'd like to play along, here are the rules:
"Wet & Wild" CONTEST GUIDELINES: (CONTEST ENDS FEB. 28, 2010)
The creation can be a card, layout or altered item, but must:
1. use a Bombshell Stamp somewhere
2. project must involve a nautical theme, use a wet medium, or both
3. post a photo of your creation in this thread in the Bombshell forum!
Then upload your project in our Gallery, and on our Paper Craft Planet Group (PCP). We can't wait to see what you came up with!
Here's the prize that you could win:
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
The "Glamour Puss" image is from Totally Stampalicious. I stamped the image onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers. The sentiment "Glamour Puss" is stamped using black Sta-zon. The card base is a 6 x 6" light pink textured card. I layered a layer of SU's Real Red then a layer of heart designed patterned paper. The black flowers are attached using glue dots and pop dots. The centers are glitter dots from Dress It Up. The original challenge said to use red, pink and white ONLY so I guess I'll be disqualified since I also used black, but I'm happy with how this turned out. I think I'll use it for a friend's birthday in a couple of weeks.
I'm also submitting this for the Totally Stampalicious challenge to use hearts on a card.
Most places aren't even dug out from the blizzard and they're forecasting ANOTHER snowstorm tomorrow which could possibly bring another FOOT of snow or more! Wish us luck!!!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
(This also works for CPS153) Here are the rules, simple as they are, if you'd like to play along:
This sketch can be used for more than just Valentine's Day. You can use it for "Love" cards or Anniversary cards. Plus you can change the heart to a different shape to make the card for any other purpose! The only definite rule is to have fun with it and give it some Bombshell flair!
Share your creations here, in the gallery, and over at the Bombshell Forum at PCP!
I decided to make my card for a bride-to-be. I used Bombshell's Lucky Bride stamp set. I just LOVE this bride image!
It didn't turn out quite like I had planned, although I followed the sketch very closely. The card measures 5-1/2" square. The card base and patterned paper are unknown as I received them in a large blog candy. The heart is cut from Stampin' Up's Pretty In Pink. I crumpled the heart and then flattened it out and dragged a white craft pad across it, leaving white along the crumpled parts. The eyelet punched piece is SU's Certainly Celery. The ribbons are both from Offray. The bride image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock, colored using a combination of Copic and SU markers and cut out, popping it up on dimensionas. I used a gold spica pen on her veil and fan. I applied a stick-on light green gem to her neckline, and a larger gem to the center of the black flower.
I hope that you'll play along with us over on the Bombshell Forum. If you're not a member of the forum yet, what are you waiting for?
Remember, you could win a fabulous prize from Bombshell Stamps if you play along! Also check out Ms. February's "Wet & Wild" challenge here.
Monday, February 1, 2010
I made the following card in Julie’s memory. The adorable digi-image is called “Hope Fights” and was free from Whimsie Doodles last October during breast cancer awareness month. I used the color turquoise, because turquoise is the awareness color for cervical cancer. Remember- just because you’re a girl, doesn’t mean you can’t fight tough…and Julie did- she fought tough all the way to the end.
Julie, we love you and we miss you!
Digi-Image: Hope Fights (Whimsie Doodle)- no longer available
Papers: SU's Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, GP 110 white, "Cheeky (Making Memories)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tempting Turquoise