Hi! After a fantastic themed hop today at Hambo (scroll down to the my hop post!), now it's time to post my card for this week's Hoedown challenge! The digi is Wee Henrietta Popcorn, which was FREE to the Hoedowners and you can buy it at the Hambo Digi Shop HERE!
This week's challenge at the Hoedown is to pop up the design. Wee Henrietta is popped up on dimensional tape:
Welcome to my stop on "Hambo's Time Machine" blog hop! Today Hambo Stamps' friends and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict something cool from the 1980's! It might be a favorite book, news item, fashion fad, song, or something else that really stood out to us in looking back at the 80's! If you arrived here from the Hambo blog you're in the right place.
PRIZES!! One prize will be awarded to one participant whose 80's-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way and another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all of the blogs along the way! Winners will be announced at the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on Wednesday, September 25, as well as at the Hambo Hoedown challenge blog. Hambo loves comments any time, but the deadline for prize entry comments is Sunday, September 22 at 5 PM CST. Don't miss it!
Now, for my hop creation! My memories of the 1980's center around raising our son, Brian! I thought back on the cartoons, toys and books that he liked and how I could use Hambo images to represent one of Brian's favorites in a fun way. My card recalls a certain rowdy crew of animated characters that my son loved as a little boy:
Did you guess? My card is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,those fun "Heroes on a Half-Shell!" The first TMNT comic book came out in 1984, the year my son was born. The TV cartoon series started in 1987 and aired for 10 years (Wikipedia). So Brian grew up a TMNT fan, with all the requisite Halloween costumes, action figures, karate lessons, etc.!
I wanted the turtle image to stand out , so I just added touches of color to the background digi. Pizza is the TMNT's food of choice and I think that narrow window on the background digi is PERFECT for a pizza sign! Yes, I know there are 4 TMNT's but you can never have too many turtles at a party, right?
Now, swing on over to LYN for another great trip back to the 80's that will jog your memory or show you something you missed! Have fun! Thanks for stopping by; hope you had fun at my blog! Please leave a comment! I appreciate it and you will be eligible for a prize if you comment at all the blogs on the hop!! And thanks to Hambo Stamps for another creative themed hop!
Welcome! On this day of national remembrance, and as part of its month-long birthday celebration, Operation Write Home is hosting a bloghop sponsored by Stampers Best. If you arrived here from Julie's blog, you're on the right track! You can also click here to return to the start of the hop at any time. The blog hop team has created Any Hero cards using Stamper's Best stamps that benefit OWH. Click here to see their line of OWH benefit stamps (and their huge selection of other quality rubber stamps)!
I made two cards for today's hop. The first uses the Stampers Best"Turtley Awesome" rubber stamp set (designed by Sandy Allnock)! At first, I wondered how I would use this cute stamp for an AnyHero card. Then I realized: no one could be more "Turtley Awesome" than our heroes! I hope this brings a smile to a hero's face and makes him or her feel appreciated! I like this colorful, starry "Fern and Forest" DP from Little Yellow Bicycle; it ties in with our hero theme but with unexpected colors.
Don't you just love those winsome big turtley eyes?
Image: Stampers Best "Turtley Awesome" rubber stamp set
DP: "Fern and Forest" by Little Yellow Bicycle
Tim Holtz "Rays" Embossing Folder and Ranger Distress Inks
Here is the second card I made for today, a more traditional patriotic style card with a Stampers Best silhouette stamp that I love, called "My Country" and the gorgeous BoBunny "Anthem" DP:
Image: Stampers Best "My Country" rubber stamp
DP: "Anthem" by BoBunny
Die: Spellbinders "Elegant Ovals" ODBD Custom Dies
Ranger Distress Ink
Tiny star buttons: JoAnn's
Ribbon: A.C. Moore
Thank you, Stampers Best, for your support of Operation Write Home, the heroes who are serving our country in harm's way, and their loved ones.
The fun continues: your next stop on the blog hop is Seongsook ! Enjoy and have fun making cards! YOU are "Turtley Awesome"!! Sherry
Welcome! The new two-week challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow is "My Rose Garden and our sponsor is the very talented Heather Hudson.
Provided we have nine entries we will award winners' badges to one random winner and the Design Team's Top Pick. The random winner will also receive a prize of their choice of three collage sheets from Heather's shop and the Top Pick will be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.You will definitely want to visit Heather's Etsy shop, My Artistic Adventures, here!
I made this easel card for our Design Team reveal. The floral image dp and sentiment are from Heather Hudson.
Floral images & sentiment: Heather Hudson
Roses: Recollections (Michael's)
Small tags & sticker: Melissa Frances
Chipboard ticket: Prima
Rose "tile": Prima Vintage Trinkets
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Ranger Distress Inks
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Welcome! Everybody who danced in the Hambo Hoedown last week and followed the rules received this cute digi, Headband Bunny, available at the Hambo shop! I think it's very funny. Our challenge this week is to use shades of gray, pink and yellow. It works!
Hambo Hoedown: always fun and punny, always with a twist or challenge, and a great way to get free digis!