Monday, October 31, 2011
I am thrilled to be hosting one of the party challenges. My challenge is called "Howl at the Moon". Your challenge is to create a project using your Bombshell Stamps or digi-images but make sure that you have a MOON somewhere on it! It's easy to play along- all you'll need to do is create your project and post a picture of it on THIS thread on the forum and you could win one of MANY prizes! All prize-winners will be randomly selected. Hurry! You only have until Thursday morning at 12 midnight (PDT) - that's 3:00am eastern- to post your creations!!
To get you started, I've provided a little inspiration for you:
It's kind of my own little Danse Macrabre! (I FINALLY put to use the brayering skills that I learned from Michelle Zindorf this past summer!)
So, now you know your challenge and you've been (hopefully!) inspired, so go get to work! I can't wait to see what you create!!! Oh, and you will need to join the forum to participate but it's FREE! Once you've joined you'll be privvy to updates on sales and new releases, monthly challenges, and lots and lots of fabulous inspiration from the Bombshell beauties and Pin-Ups.
Stamps: skeleton from Retro Cowgirl (Bombshell Stamps), trees from Plant Hope (Stampin' Up)
Papers: Basic Black, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Neenah 80# white
Inks: Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, More Mustard
Accessories: sponge, brayer, 1/16" hole punch, Daffodil brads (American Elements), Cuttlebug, circle Nestabilities, glue pen, white gel pen, scissors
To get you started with the festivities for the Bombshell Stamps Forum Re-launch, we will be having a Scavenger Hunt. This is what you'll be looking for:
You will need to visit the Bombshell Stamps' Design Team and Pin-ups blogs and search for the
Senora Muerta logo seen above. Keep track of which blogs you find her and what the date of the post is where you found the logo. Once you've found as many as you can, email your findings to Glitterykatie at email@example.com with the address of the blog and the date of the post where you found the logo. The person who finds the most will win a fabulous prize!
You'll find Senora Muerta here on my blog...and I'll give you a hint...she's hidden in a Bombshell Stamps' post! Good luck!!!
Don't forget- our Forum Re-launching Party will run for 3 days! Make sure to visit the Bombshell Stamps' forum to check out the challenges and games. I'll be posting a challenge here on my blog in a couple of hours, so I hope you'll stop back by and check it out!
Friday, October 28, 2011
The image- called Peek-a-Boo Geisha- comes with the Geisha behind the plain umbrella, a Koi design umbrella, a Cherry Blossom umbrella (seen on my card) and a Peek-a-Boo sentiment. I just LOVE her!!! For my card above, I printed the Geisha and Cherry Blossom umbrella and colored them using my Copic Markers. In my "stash", I found a pack of bamboo mat coasters, so I used that behind my Geisha to look like a bamboo screen. In my stash, I also found some Asian coins (however, I *think* they're Chinese, not Japanese- oh, well!)
Here's the inside- I found a very old, uninked (and unknown maker) rubber stamp that I thought would be perfect.
So, what do you think??? Don't you LOVE these new digi images?! Check 'em out at the Bombshell store HERE
Stamps: Peek-a-Boo Geisha digi images (Bombshell Stamps)
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown from my scrap bin
Accessories: Copic Markers, bamboo mat coaster (Dollar Tree), Chinese coins (The Shoppes at Somerset by Stampington & Co.), red line tape, glue dots, burgundy-colored stick on gem (Studio 18)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is less than a month away!? Well, this little guy named Tiny the Turkey has a message for you..."Eat Ham!"
As much as I'd like to help Tiny the Turkey out, I can't...I love turkey too much! Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite meal! Sorry, little guy!
Tiny the Turkey is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo and he's so cute! Check out the other fall and Thanksgiving themed digis that Digital Delights has to offer! Make sure to stop by the Digital Delights blog, too, and check out the inspiration from the design team!
Stamp: Tiny the Turkey
Papers: Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Origins patterned paper (Basic Grey), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels Eleven, gold stick-on beads, pop dots
Here's what our Hump Day Hottie, Alison challenge us with this month:
Hello, Alison here. It's October! It's October! My very most favorite month of the year! Can you tell I'm excited??? So...what's this month's Bombhsell Hump Day Hop Theme? Let me start off by saying I was really happy to see that last month's hop had so many Halloween projects in it. This helped in my decision as to what the October hop would be. Without further adieu, this month's theme is...Halloween of course! But...it's with a twist. You must include skeletons or a skull or bones in/on it somewhere. You can use any of the numerous Bombshell Stamps skeletons, or you can create your own. Just make sure you get your Bombshell Stamps in there somewhere! You may also create a Day of the Dead project for this hop. Like last month, I encourage you to make a decoration as opposed to a card, but this is not mandatory.
Well, since I'm not good at making anything other than a card, I decided to stick with what I know best- and I made a card:
My card is 5 x 7" (I found a bunch of envelopes left over from a previous event that a 5 x 7" card will fit perfectly into!) I used Bombshell's Muertos Doll Digital Stamps, colored him slightly using my C1 Cool Gray Copic Marker, and then cut him out and popped him up on the card using dimensionals. I printed a second image and cut only his head out and popped his head up using dimensionals as well. The playing cards are cut from a 12 x 12" piece of Halloween patterned paper from Making Memories' Toil and Trouble pack. It's an odd little card but I'm liking it a lot! I hope you do, too!!
Now head on over to the super talented Glittery Katie's blog to check out her Skelly card. If you get lost along the way, go back to the Bombshell Stamps' Blog to pick up where you left off. Have fun and watch out for those skeletons!!!
Stamps: Muertos Doll Digital Images (Bombshell Stamps)
Papers: Basic Black (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, skeleton and card patterned papers from the Toil and Trouble Halloween Pack (Making Memories), dimensionals, Copic Markers, decorative scissors (ProvoCraft), sentiment is computer generated
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This week my image is from Kenny K. I was SO excited to get to play with a Kenny K image that I was nearly beside myself! I had seen these fabulous images through a fellow Bombshell DT beauty, Cheryl, who was on the Kenny K design team...and boy, she could really rock those Kenny K images!!
My image for this week is Jeannie and I'll bet she could make any guy's wish come true! Check out my card:
Isn't she gorgeous?? Here's a close-up:
What FUN!!! I will definitely be getting me some Kenny K images!!! Make sure you go and check them out yourself!
While you're at it. Check out our other sponsor for this week:
Don't forget to stop by the Party Time Tuesdays' blog to see what the rest of the Party Planners have to share this week!
Stamps: Jeannie (Kenny K), Make a Wish (Stampin' Up)
Papers: Bordering Blue, Old Olive (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown
Ink: Old Olive (Stampin' Up) for sponging edges
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, pop dots, string pearls, stick-on pearls, medium oval and scalloped oval punches (Stampin' Up), Prima flower, gold Spica pen
Monday, October 24, 2011
When?? October 31st through November 2nd
There will be games, challenges, PRIZES, and lots of fun!!!
Come on over and join the party, and help celebrate the new, updated forum! Make sure to become a forum member while you’re there! It doesn’t cost anything to join, and by being a member you can get information about sales and new releases, and even win prizes by joining in on our monthly challenges.
Hope to “see” you there!!!!
Friday, October 21, 2011
I recently had my annual mammogram and while I was in the waiting room, this idea came to me. I'm tickled *pink* with how it turned out and I hope you like it!
Here is my submission for Ms. October's challenge:
I had recently used this color combination on another card and thought it was so pretty together. I think this turned out nicely. I love the colors and of course, I just LOVE this image from the Girl's Ruin set! Here's a close-up:
Isn't she just gorgeous in pink?!
If you haven't had your annual mammogram, PLEASE call and make an appointment today!!!
Head on over to the Bombshell Stamps Blog to see what the other DT members created using PINK...If you'd like to check out Paula's challenge and play along, please post your PINK creation to the Bombshell Forum thread HERE. Now, go schedule your mammogram!!
Stamps: Girl's Ruin (Bombshell Stamps)
Papers: Pixie Pink, Melon Mambo, DSP (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, 1/2" pink grosgrain ribbon (Offray), pop dots, stick-on pearls
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
It's Thursday and that means it's time for another Digital Delights by Louby Loo project!!! I'm having so much fun making Halloween cards but now I have so many, I'm not sure who to send them all to!! :)
I saw this adorable mummy and had to have him! So, here's yet another Halloween card from me!
My friend, Angie, had done a similar technique at a recent shoebox swap using paper to "wrap" the card and I thought that would work perfectly with the image. It's simple, but I like how it turned out.
Make sure to stop by the Digital Delights blog to see more inspiration from our fabulous design team!!
Stamps: Sitting Mummy, sentiment is computer genereated
Papers: Basic Black, Neenah 80# white
Ink: Going Gray for sponging
Accessories: sponge, Copic Markers, fancy label punch
Each month, we are to create a project using stamping items that are at least 6 months old and feeling neglected. Well, that really isn't hard for me! I have a whole stamp room of neglected items! While rummaging around, I found an image that I had stamped and colored a LONG time ago- probably over a year ago!! So, I decided to use that, along with some patterned paper that I "won" in a blog candy forever ago...and this is what I came up with:
The image is from Bombshell Stamps' Horsing Around western stamp set. Isn't she cute?? Here's a close-up of that cute face and that adorable pig!
I hope you've enjoyed my creation today. Your next stop is Sue's Sentiments. Sue NEVER disappoints!! I know you'll LOVE what she has to share! Just in case you lose your way, here is the short but complete blog hop list:
Mary's Stampin' Hide-away (You're already here!)
Barbara's Made for Keeps
Stamp With Cindy G
Enjoy and hope to see you again soon!!
Stamps: Horsing Around (Bombshell Stamps)
Papers: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight (Stempin' Up!), Neenah 80# white, "Good Times" patterned paper by Close to My Heart
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, 1/4" Chocolate Chip grosgrain Ribbon, small star punch, 1/2" circle punch (all from Stampin' Up!), pop dots
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
We have 2 wonderful sponsors this week:
Whimsie Doodles- One Winner will receive:$10 Gift Certificate to Whimsie Doodles Online Store
Karen's Doodles: One winner will receive 3 digital stamps from Karen's Doodles!
Thank you to both of our sponsors for allowing the Party Planners to use their digital stamps!
Okay, on to my inspiration card for this challenge...I used a very adorable image from Whimsie Doodles called Frankie's Girl and I flipped the sketch on it's side.
Make sure to stop by the Party Time Tuesdays challenge blog to see what other spooky creations the Party Planners have for your Halloween inspiration!
Stamps: Frankie's Girl by Whimsie Doodles, sentiment by Stamp Insanity
Papers: Basic Black, Olive Green (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, embossing folders (Cuttlebug), 1" black grosgrain ribbon, paper distresser, stick on glitter skull (Recollections by Michael's)
Saturday, October 15, 2011
(Not bad at all for someone who just started running 10 months ago!)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Stop by the Digital Delights blog to see more fabulous creations from the design team!!!
Stamps: Coral Witch by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Basic Black, Neenah 80# white, patterned papers from the Toil and Trouble Halloween pack (Making Memories)
Accessories: Copic Markers, pop dots, Prima flower, stick-on glitter skull (Recollections by Michael's)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
One (1) winner will receive a $20 gift credit to Circle B!
One (1) winner will receive 2 digi images from Stamp Insanity!
One (1) winner will received a $15 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil!!
Here is my tag for this challenge:
Doesn't this adorable image remind you of Samantha from the TV show, Bewitched?? Guess I'm showing my age! ;)
Make sure to head on over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog to check out what the other DT members have created for your inspiration...and while you're at it, I hope you'll play along and maybe YOU could win one of the great prizes listed above!! Just remember...in order to be eligible to win the prize, you MUST follow the rules! Here is the "short" version of the rules:
-Be or become a follower of the PTT blog
-Post our badge in your sidebar
-follow the challenge
-mention and link the PTT blog in your post.
Stamps: Morgan by Stamp Insanity
Papers: Basic Black, Green Galore (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, 1/2" hole punch, large grommets (Stampin' Up), assorted ribbons (Offray, Circle B Enterprises), Baker's Twine (Peapod by The Twinery)
Monday, October 10, 2011
Remember, if you haven't already, get your annual mammogram!
I am also submitting this card to the Link Up For Pink linking party at JustYolie . Make sure to check it out!!!!
Stamp:Pink Ribbon Boo Bear (Digital Delights by Louby Loo)
Papers: Pretty in Pink, Daffodil Delight, Neenah 80# white, patterned paper by Basic Grey
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, stick-on pearls
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Not really thrilled with this card, but will add a sentiment when I send it out. The cherries don't look as vibrant in this picture as they do in real life.
This card is made using the Lockhart papers that Karen provided us at the class. I do love this image...
What a fabulous pumpkin image!!! It was so much fun to color!!!
I didn't embellish the cards too much. I wanted the images to be the focus of the card.
Hope you like them!!
Stamp: Perfect Cherries (Karen Lockhart)
Papers: Summer Sun (Stampin' Up), dotted patterned paper (Basic Grey), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: PrismaColor Pencils
Stamp: ?? (wasn't able to buy this one- they were sold out!) :(
Papers: Neenah 80# white, Card stock and patterned paper all by Lockhart Stamps
Accessories: PrismaColor Pencils, Stardust Clear Gelly Roll pen, Raffia (red, green, orange), glue dot
Stamp: Pumpkin # 5022
Papers: Card (Lockhart Stamps), Neenah 80# white, Pumpkin Pie (Stampin' Up), patterned paper (PaperTrey Ink's First Fruits Collection)
Accessories: PrismaColor Pencils, orange stick-on rhinestones
Friday, October 7, 2011
So pretty! I decided to give the lotus flower image a go and this is what I came up with...a little plain but I like the flower.
Stamps: Lotus Flower by Bombshell Stamps
Papers: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, patterned paper unknown
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilitiles
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
This is Swinging Edwina. She is sitting pretty on her candycane swing, ready to help Santa with his toy-making for all the good boys and girls. Here's a close-up of that sweet elfin face:
Head on over to the Digital Delights by Louby Loo blog to see some more fabulous new images that are available in the store today!!!
Stamps: Swinging Edwina by Digital Delights by Louby Loo
Papers: Real Red, striped DSP (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white, Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, 3/4" red and 1/4" green ribbon (Offray), red dew drops, Aleene's Jewel It glue, gold stick-on beads, pop dots
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at Party Time Tuesdays we want to reconize the 2.5 million women who survived breast cancer!! You all deserve a standing ovation!!
Please take the time to get a mamogram....
About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
These statistics came from www.breastcancer.org
Here is a little bit about Crafty Sentiments designs. We are a small online based company selling both digital, clear and exclusive rubber stamps to cardmarkers and scrapbookers, started in October 2009 by me (Suzette), we offer a wide range of exclusive images as well as some lovely sentiments, with some essential crafting products including punches & soon to be released exclusive die-cuts!
Winner will receive 4 digis
Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"
Winner will receive:
This week's Party Time Tuesdays challenge was a fun one! We were to make a shape card. This is something that I never do...my cards are always rectagle or square, so this was really a challenge for me. When I saw my adorable little image, Boo Bear, I got an idea!! I noticed that the bear in the image was holding a basket full of apples, so I decided to make my card in the shape of an apple.
I love how it turned out!! For my "first" shaped card, it's not too bad at all!! :)
Make sure to check out what the other Party Planners have to share. You will NOT be disappointed, I'm sure!!!
Stamps: Boo Bear from Stamp Insanity
Papers, Real Red, Green Galore (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Inks: Real Red, Green Galore (for sponging apple and leaves)
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels Eleven, sponge, red and white gingham ribbon from Circle B Enterprises
Monday, October 3, 2011
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.
Here's my card:
I am SO very pleased with this card. I love the colors and that adorable image is just too precious.
Stamps: Amy by Stamp Insanity, sentiment from Thoughts of You by Stampin' Up
Papers: Pixie Pink, Melon Mambo, DSP (Stampin' Up), Neenah 80# white
Accessories: Copic Markers, Cuttlebug, Oval, Scalloped Oval and Labels Eleven Nestabilities, 1/2" pink grosgrain ribbon (Offray) pop dots, small oval and scalloped oval punches (Stampin' Up)
The first class was just a Beginner/Refresher course. She gave us several images to color and walked us through each step. Here is my first-ever image colored using Prisma Pencils using the proper technique:
I was THRILLED with my first attempt!!! Karen taught us proper use of the pencils and shading techniques. Isn't that a fabulous pumpkin image? Of course, I HAD to get this one before I left!
Our second image was a wreath. I don't feel I did quite as well with this image, but I think with some more "tweaking" it might be salvagable!
Our last image in the beginner class was this wonderful basket:
Again, I was very happy with this one and of course, I had to have this stamp, too!!!
The second class that I took was using PrismaColor Pencils with a Stylus. Boy, what fun!!! The first image is my favorite of all that we did in the class, however the colors didn't scan quite as vibrant as they are in person!!
We used a stylus to add all of the little details- the words "flower", the dots, the tiles behind the flower, the lines on the flowerpot and the lines in the leaves- before we colored the image giving it lots of detail. I absolutely LOVE this one! Karen even made me promise to frame this one!
My next image was this image of 3 pears. I'm not quite as happy with this attempt, although, again, it could probably be tweaked a little more.
Next I colored this apple image. I didn't add any stylus details to this one, but was extremely happy with the way the shading came out!
I am SO happy that I signed up for these classes. Karen is an excellent teacher and I've learned so much. I've taken Copic classes, brayer classes, and now pencil classes, and I think I learned so much more from Karen's classes than I did from the others...and will use my new skills on a more regular basis. If you ever get the chance to take Karen's class I strongly suggest you do!!!
Thanks to Gloria for going with me and helping me along the way. Keep a look out here on my blog for the cards that I'll be making using these images
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Here is the page that I made:
Please visit the Bombshell Stamps forum HERE to vote on your favorite...and if you vote for me, thank you!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
I'm happy to announce this rounds' Bombshell Girls (AND Guy!):
Katie Shanahan-Jones aka "Glittery Katie"
Mary Harmon aka "Sparkly Mary"
Guest Designers, aka Pin-ups:
Ms.October – Paula Riley
Ms. November – Celina Anthony
Ms. December – Torrey Moseley
Ms. January – Laura Boyd
Mr. February – Freddie Toledo
Ms. March – Alex Lundgren
Please stop by their blogs to say "Hello". You will be amazed at what they can do with paper, ink and rubber!! Don't forget to bookmark Bombshell Stamps' Blog here. Make sure to check out this month's challenges!! There are lots of opportunities to win prizes from Bombshell Stamps!