Friday, September 21, 2012
BROADWAY BOUND! Hambo Bloghop 9-21-12!
Welcome to the "Broadway Bound" blog hop, sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today, Hambo customers like me and Hambo's Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict Broadway show titles! It might be our favorite show, or just one that was fun to design as a card. If you arrived here from Dawn's show you're in the right place. If not, you may want to start back at the beginning at the HAMBO BLOG just to make sure you are eligible for a prize. And now on with the show!! Here's my Broadway creation; hope you enjoy it! Stage digi was the perfect starting point for this Broadway project! I colored it with Copics. And Hambo's "Cupcake Rain" digi reminds me of Debbie Reynolds in the film version wearing her yellow slicker! I created a slicker here by covering the yellow coat with Glossy Accents. I substituted part of Cupcakes digi with a backdrop using two of the umbrella flowers in the "April Showers" digi stamp. For a bit of vocal accompaniment--in harmony with my "garden" setting--I put a spotlight on the one and only Hambo "Singing Bug", . Isn't he cute? I drew the spotlight, colored and cut it out. I colored Singing Bug with Copics. I found the awesome sheet music background paper online (Free Vintage Digi Stamps); it looks like it's been drenched in the rain! The shadow image on the right panel of Gene Kelly's famous dance number is one I found online, traced and cut out. The collage paper on the front panel of my card is from 7 Gypsies. I made the "Stage Door" sign with Inspired Stamps' Labelmaker Alphabet set. Rhinestones are set to look like footlights! Here are photos of the 3 inside panels of the card, just in case you'd like a closer look! JAN! Enjoy the hop!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Chevron challenge at Hambo Hoedown
This week' challenge at the Hoedown is to use chevrons in our design and either this whimsical Bird Balloon digi or any other Hambo image. This digi chevron paper comes from "4Shared" which I found on Pinterest. I put the 2nd part of the sentiment on the inside with a bit of chevron paper. It looks like the Glossy Accents on the balloon "deflated" a bit, oops! Hambo Blog tomorrow for the Broadway Bound bloghop! I will be one of the blogs participating in this Broadway-themed challenge and I hope you will come back and see my card!
Red & green challenge at OWH
Hi! The Midweek Throwdown challenge at Operation Write Home is a color challenge: red and green. I used my new Lawn Fawn Winter Bunny clear stamp:
Monday, September 17, 2012
Pretty In Pink challenge
"Pretty in Pink" is the theme at Sugar Creek Hollow this week: Digital Two for Tuesday. The background DP is MME Market 6x6 paper pad; Stampin' Up Square Lattice Embossing folder; MFT Die-Namics doily; Ranger embossing ink; twine from the wedding section at Michael's. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
OWH Sketch 138-Hero Arts stamps
Here's Sketch 138 over at the OWH Stars and Stamps blog:
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Anything Goes at Hambo Hoedown!
Panda Gift is this week's new digi at Hambo Stamps, free to everyone who played in their progressive challenge last week, the Hambo Hoedown! This week's challenge is called Anything Goes; we are to use this or any other Hambo image and any cardmaking techniques we enjoy. Here's my card:
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Red, White and Blue!
My card is for the OWH Midweek challenge to make Red, White & Blue cards. I used the sketch Sandy posted yesterday at her May Arts video tutorial. The stamp is from Stampers Best; the brads are Primitive Brads from Creative Impressions; Bo Bunny. Today is Operation Write Home's birthday! Happy Birthday, OWH!!!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Cards for Heroes
I made two cards using OWH Sketch 137 and stamps from Paper Smooches' Circle of Honor set. Here's the sketch:
Saturday, September 8, 2012
"Paint the town red on your birthday!"
This week's challenge at the Hambo Hoedown is to use their new digi, Mouse Painter, and paint splatters somewhere on your card!
Thursday, September 6, 2012
A card representing Virginia
Hello and welcome! The final challenge at the VCMP last weekend, hosted by Kathryn, was to make a card representing our home state. I love cardinals (who doesn't?), the state bird of Virginia, where I live. It always takes my breath away in winter to see a bright red cardinal against the snow. So I went looking for cardinal images and when I found this pretty digi at The Stamping Boutique I recalled a recent snowglobe effect Sandy made on a card using Glossy Accents. So, after coloring this with Copics and adding little touches of Diamond Stickles, I Glossy Accented the entire ornament. It took awhile to dry and I almost glued it to my table, lol, but I think it turned out so pretty! I will write a note in this card for a Hero and chat a bit about Virginia!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Card for kids and 2 more VCMP cards
Here's my card for the OWH Midweek Throwdown, which is to make a card for kids that has scallops on it. I used Sweet & Sassy Stamps' "Rhubarb the Teddy Bear" set, as well as DP from The Linen Closet (haven't pulled that stack out in awhile!) The quilt patterned paper is nice & soothing with the teddy bear, and I hope it makes a hero's little one very happy!
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
VCMP Catch up
Challenge #3 Snowflakes but not Christmas:
Monday, September 3, 2012
Triple time stamping
Here's my card for Challenge #4 at the VCMP. The holly and sentiment stamps are from the Stampin' Up "Bells and Boughs" set.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
VCMP Challenges 5 & 6 plus one
Challenge #5 at the big OWH Stars & Stamps blog Virtual Cardmaking Party is to make a Western card. I discovered I have not one cowboy or horse stamp. Then I remembered this DP that's part of the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "Portobello Road" 6x6! I stamped the word "rodeo" with an alphabet set in my stash.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
VCMP Challenge #1- ODBD
The first challenge at OWH Stars & Stamps Virtual Cardmaking Party is combined with the September Our Daily Bread Designs Challenge. The challenge is to use a verse from Scripture or other meaningful quote. Here is my card:
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