This is SO me!

This is SO me!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Boy Toy"

Time for being's summer! So what's the deal with a "Boy Toy" bloghop? Well, it's dedicated to the men in our lives. It doesn't have to be a boyfriend or husband..... maybe a soldier, a father, or just a masculine theme or card. Bombshell Stamps have always been great for "manly" things, but now more than ever. Just think about the new digi clothes stamps for the Bombshell Angel- the policewoman, firewoman, etc... they are GREAT for sending out that perfect card...AND MAN...the new motorcycle stamps!!! They are rockin'!! As a rider myself, I'm just LOVING these new stamp sets!! There's a bike for every rider- cruiser, chopper, vintage- you name it, Bombshell has a motorcycle stamp for you! And the coordinating stamps are perfect! So, here's my contribution to June's theme "Boy Toy":

The bike image is from the recently released Harley Bikes stamp set. The image in stamped onto GP 110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then smudged around the edges. The image is layered onto a piece of SU's Basic Black. The card base is also Basic Black with a layer of metallic silver cardstock which has been embossed using my Cuttlebug and the Diamond Plate embossing folder. The "map" is a page that I snitched from my husband's road atlas...he'll never miss it (I hope!). Large silver brads were used along with a "Detour" sticker and a "curve ahead" road sign dimensional sticker- both from Reminisce. I thought the "curve ahead" sign was perfect for a bike card- every biker just LOVES riding those "twisties".

Now, head on over to the following blogs to see some other fabulous "Boy Toy" creations!
Make sure to leave a comment on each blog- you might win a fabulous prize!!


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bombshell June Sketch

Well, June is almost over but I FINALLY got my Bombshell Stamps June Sketch Challenge card made. First of all here is Kathi's wonderful sketch:

...and here is my take on that sketch:

(and, yes, I KNOW the scan is crooked- I REALLY need to hone my photography skills so I can photograph my cards instead...). This card is made using the beautiful Rose's Portrait stamp set. I just love this image- she is just gorgeous! The image is stamped onto watercolor paper using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I decided to dust off my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol...Gloria? Did you faint??? (inside joke!) :) I don't use them very often...I just don't think I can use them as well as some I've seen...I guess practive makes perfect! The image is layered onto Basic Black and then Real Red. The card base is Basic Black with a layer of YoYo Yellow which was run through my Cuttlebug using the Fleur de Lis embossing folder. The ribbon is from Offray. The sentiment, from Rose's Portrait, was punched out using the Modern Label punch and popped up using dimensionals. The brads are some I found at my LSS but can't remember who makes them. So, this is MY take on the challenge. Now it's YOUR turn! Create a card using Kathi's sketch above and post it to the Bombshell forum here. You could win a fabulous prize!! But hurry- time is running out!
Oh, and make sure to come back on Wednesday for Bombshell's monthly Blog Hop! This months' theme is "Boy Toy"...and my card is almost finished!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Faster, faster, faster!!

I just LOVE Bombshell Stamps' brand new motorcycle stamp sets!!! The images are fabulous and the sentiments are so fun! Here's a card I made using another of the stamps from the Harley Bikes set (this bike is very similar to my bike, although I DON'T have a Harley!)

The card base is SU's soon-to-be-retired Brilliant Blue. :( The patterned paper is from a pack of glitter patterned paper that I got from ABC Distributing. The bike image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored using Copic Markers. I then went over the blue using a blue glitter Spica pen and the chrome using a silver glitter Spica pen to give it the "sparkle" that my bike has. The image is layered onto SU's silver metallic cardstock and then onto Brilliant Blue. Large silver brads from Recollections are in the corners. The sentiment is popped up using dimensionals. I'm not too thrilled with the way this card came out- I thought the blue of the bike and the blue in the patterned paper matched better than it looks here. Oh, well...

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010


I finally got a chance to play with the brand new motorcycle set that Bombshell Stamps recently released...and I'm loving it!! This is a VERY easy card...

This set is called "Harley Bikes" and consists of 2 great bike images, a V-twin engine image, and several sentiments. The card base is Basic Black. A layer of SU's Sahara Sand cardstock was run through my Cuttlebug using my brand new (and FABULOUS!) Tim Holtz "Bricked" embossing folder. The bike image is stamped onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and sponged around the edges. I paper pierced the corners and the bottom of the image and layered it onto Basic Black then attached the image to the bottom portion of the card using dimensionals. The "ride" is "Thickers" foil letter stickers from American Crafts. I guess this could be considered clean and simple?
I can't wait to play some more with these fabulous images AND my new Tim Holtz embossing folders!!! Check back again tomororw for another card using this stamp set.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Bombshell Beauties

Finally! I finally got a chance to get into my hide-away and stamp! Whew! It's been such a hectic couple of weeks, but with school winding down, things should (hopefully) calm down for me! I'll be on vacation soon and should have lots of time to stamp then!

So, this is what I have for you today- another card using Bombshell Stamps' beautiful Rose. This image is just SO gorgeous! The stamp set is called Rose's Portrait and here's what I did with her today:

I stamped Rose onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black. She is colored with Copics, however, the green and pink scanned much brighter than they really are. I used my oval Nestabilites to cut the image out. The card base is Basic Black. The patterned papers are unknown. For the bottom part, I punched out circles using my 1-5/8" circle punch and layered them. It was AFTER I scanned the card that I noticed that they were a bit crooked at the bottom...oh, well...too late now! :) I saw a card made with this sketch on Jody Morrow's fabulous blog- Confessions of a Ribbon can find her blog in my "Ink-spirations" list in my sidebar. The ribbon is from the Offray Ribbon Outlet in Hagerstown, MD. If you've never been and you're in the area, it's a MUST! The oval image is popped up using dimensionals.

My second offering today is an ATC- my first ever. A friend asked me to make an ATC that describes me...I kept putting it off and putting it off, but it can't be put off any longer...the thought of making an ATC scared's the size, I think, that worries me- so little space to create on. Anyway, this is what I came up with, although I don't think I'll be making any more ATCs in the near future! :)

The card base is SU's silver metallic cardstock. The DSP is also SU. I used the Bombshell Angel image and stamped her onto GP110 white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored her with Copics. I then "dressed" her using Bombshell's "Biker Bombshell" digi clothing set. She is popped up on dimensionals atop of big pink Prima. The "Biker Chick" sentiment is computer generated. So, did I do?
I haven't forgotten about the Yo-Yo tutorial...I just need to get it done when there is someone home to take pictures for'll be coming soon! I promise!