Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Scrap N Art Magazine Winter Issue and Bombshell Stamps & ME !!!

I am super double excited because I was actually named as a contributer and designer for the
Winter Issue!!!  I know you get Scrap N' Art Magazine....right...
I mean it is only $9.99 year !  With it you also get digital scrapbooking kits, and exclusive
member only web content, in addition to a TON of great info & ideas.
It's not just about scrapbooking.  There are cards, art, gifts, even kids crafts projects.


OK, back to the magazine......
This month's issue of Scrap N Art features the "original" Sacred Heart Stamps Set
from Bombshell Stamps- well the Fleur di lis from the set
It's on page #36 the project titled "Paris Coat Hanger" by Kas Mello
The project is also currently one of the projects on the main webpage for Scrap N' Art Magazine The pics on the top right change, so just wait a second.



I am double excited because I was actually named as a contributer and designer for the Winter Issue!!!

I felt super honored, as it is a great group of designers!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Having fun with Encaustikits

Well, I am in love!
Encaustic painting is so fun.
I received my kit from Encaustikit
and started making things the same day.

OK, I have a long way to go, but I will share my journey.
**I have a large project that I am working on to share at a later date

For now I will start with the package I received..





Then I went to work
Gathering supplies


First couple of layers
 

Done 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Feliz NaviDEAD ????

Okay,
A couple of years ago we made Day of the Dead Christmas ornaments. To some that sound really disturbing I am sure, but Oh well....
We made Mexican Tissue paper flowers and festive skeletons. I even made a day of the dead angel tree topper.
Here is my layout:


The skeletons on the side swing over to reveal journaling.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Talking Trash

Here are some more pictures that go with the post at the GAUCHE ALCHEMY blog







Friday, October 29, 2010

Better Living Through Scrapbooking has the Mid-week Inspiration up !



Here is the challenge- October Challenge #4  “Favorite Recipe Challenge”
Create a page showcasing your favorite recipe that you received from your mother, grandmother, or other relative or family friend.

Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Include a photo of yourself preparing the dish, or a photo of the completed dish.
2. Include a photo of the person who gave you the recipe.
3. Make a copy of the original recipe, or hand write the recipe on a card and include it on your layout.
4. Use cardstock as your background, but ink, stain, paint, or color-spray it to make it unique.
5. Use a shape punch or border punch somewhere on your page.

Find more about the challenge, and entering your layout HERE

Here's my layout..


For more about this layout, my journaling or more examples, check it out HERE

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bombshell Halloween Blog - With a Twist Please....

These monthly blog hops have been lots of fun. 
I have made a lot of new online friends and seen some great creations. 
 I want to thank Shannon for having enough confidence in me to do the job.
Right now I think that the Bombshell Blog is the coolest thing
that Bombshell Stamps is going to have going for it. 
One place as a snapshot for all that is going on with Bombshell Stamps. 

Don't have time to check the whole forum....dashing to work....
off to a Halloween party....just stop by the blog and keep updated.

I know...many of you are saying....Kas...you never seem to go away with style
 (hey wait that wasn't a compliment they were giving me.....)  But....so true...

So don't think that hops are gone forever. 
They will just be more quality not quantity....sometimes that IS better.

Well for this "Last for Now" hop I said ***Whatever***
As long as it is Halloween or Day of the Dead,
I don't care what it is.

Mine is...I know a shocker.... A Day of the Dead piece.
It's actually a matchbox shrine necklace.
I used a game piece from a loteria game
and plenty of Bombshell stamps on the outside.







 
If you missed any stops along the way
Here is the list:
Bombshell Stamps Blog
Alaine
Alison
Cheryl
Kelli
AnitaMarie
Katie
Meredith
Kapree
Kathi
Kas---ME

 

Since this is the last hop stop,  pop....
Try checking out these OTHER blogs

Better Living Through Scrapbooking
Gauche Alchemy
Scrap N Art Magazine Blog

Thanks!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bombshell Stamps Miss October Challenge

Miss October "MaryAnnK" gave us this challenge:

Make a Halloween card or an invitation to a Halloween Party,
but it has to be in a pocket .
It can be any type of pocket,
like an envelope or a pop out.
Use Bombshell stamps and get a little paint or glitter going on.
 
My Bombshell is going a a cowgirl for Halloween this year...
 


I used the Retro Cowgirl set
and the new Banner Sayings set.

Go check out the forum, and enter something. 
 Don't forget...there are prized to be had!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blog Award from Meredith @ Papercanteen.com

How Sweet you are Meredith for this!

1.  Post on your blog
2. List 3 things about yourself:


I LOVE Sugar Skulls
Sage Green is my FAVORITE color
I have a Victorian Bulldog and a Boston Terrier


3. Post a Pic you love:
 
5. Pass on to 5 people:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Singing the Praises of Plaid & a layout of Better Living Through Scrapbooking

OK...I love stamping letters.  I have great big ones...teeny tiny ones, but I needed a great middle size set with upper and lower case letters.

BRAVO Plaid All Night Media Typewrite Alphabet.  It's perfect.  They are red rubber attached to foam.  The foam blocks are about 7/8" square for the upper case letters.

You can see them on the website HERE

I use them all the time now.

Here is a layout I used it on for Better Living Through Scrapbooking, the challenge was (probably obvious) scrap about our favorite color.  The great thing about the challenges there is that there are challenges within challenges.  Why not try this one out... CHECK IT OUT HERE
 OH....did I mention prizes????

“Favorite Color Challenge”

Create a layout dedicated to your favorite color.
Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Journal on the layout as if you are speaking directly to your favorite color, and tell it why you love it, and what it means to you.
2. Take a photo of something you love that is in your favorite color, and use it on your layout.
3. Use rounded corners somewhere on your layout.
4. Create hand-doodling somewhere on your page.
5. Make the name of your favorite color a prominent part of your title.”

 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Bombshell October Sketch Challenge

Great sketch over on the Bombshell Stamps forum

I did three variations on it today.




Thursday, October 7, 2010

Bombshell Anniversary Card & Gift paper

It's my anniversary today.

I made hubby a "Congradulations"
for making it through another year card...

I used two of the new Bombshell Stamps...




And then used stamps on tissue paper for gift wrap.
I didn't show the picture, but I used red wire
instead of ribbon and then twisted curls on the end.

This uses
I would love to see your examples of gift wrap using Bombshell's.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Scrap N' Art World Cardmaking Day Blog Train

Welcome to the Scrap ‘n Art World Cardmaking Day Blog Train!
If you haven’t been with us since the beginning of the train,
make sure you go to Angela’s blog  to board.
Our train is headed on a fantastic holiday tour
and you won’t want to miss any of the ten stops.
We start out at Halloween,
head on over to Thanksgiving
and end our journey at Christmas.
Each blog along the way has a word that you will need to write down.
At the end of the line, post the sentence you gathered from
the various blogs and you will be entered to win an amazing prize package!


The train ride will be open until midnight Sunday (US Central Time Zone)
and the winner will be announced on the Scrap ‘n Art Blog on Monday, October 4.

Welcome to Thanksgiving! 


Cardstock: Paper Accents "Muslin: Cola, Vanilla   "
Paper: Bo Bunny "Kitchen Spice, Kitchen Spice Sesame"
Adhesive: Glue Arts "Pro-Glider: Perma Tac"
Flowers: Bo Bunny "Kitchen Spice"
Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket "Mr. Campy", misc Burnt Orage Grosgrain

Thank you so much for stopping by. My word for you is WORLD .
Okay...now to visit Danielle for your next word!


 Have a great journey!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bombshell Stamps - September Bloghop -Time for Geography.

Kids with their new colored pencils and cute backpacks remind me
of how much I miss school….

NOT.

But it did inspire this month’s blog hop.
The theme for this month is Geography: Travel, foreign lands, exotic colors, transportation

My Bombshell decided to go for a motorcycle ride....for a good cause this month.
Volunteering at Let There Be Mom, and a little bit of a scare for me last month, got me thinking.

So she off on a cross-country ride for the cure!



This month instead of posting the entire bloghop list, we are just giving you the next link.

So please visit Kathi next.
Don't forget to leave comments along the way
so that you have a chance at
winning this month's prize.
Also stop by the forum and join a challenge!

Try the Sketch Challenge
or Miss September's Rise To The Occasion Challenge.

If you want a hint about next month's hop...
the word is.....

HALLOWEEN !!!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Better Living Through Scrapbooking's FIRST Bloghop!!

If you are here without starting at the beginning....
STOP
Do not pass Go....blah blah blah

Instead go to the FIRST STOP

If you are here from Chelsea's blog.....welcome.

This is supposed to be about us, so here goes.
This is a page from my art journal.
It says a little bit about some of the things I love.
(Just click on it to see it a reasonable size)



Ingredients:
Plaid paints: Folk Art metallic Rose, metallic Plum, metallic Blue Pearl
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist : Key Lime Pie
Bombshell Stamps: Rose's Portrait, Sacred Heart
Dove of the East stamps: India
Paper Make-up Stamps: Caffeine Trip
Gauche Alchemy: Wholly Sheets
Graphic 45: Hallowe'en in Wonderland, Transatlantique
Prima: flowers

Not only will many of our blog hop participants be offering
RAKs on their blogs during the hop,
but Plaid is giving away a HUGE grand prize package to one lucky hopper
You must leave your comments by Saturday, October 2nd to be eligible for the Plaid prize
I am offering a RAK at this blog,
so make sure you leave contact info,
or better yet become a follower!

So now, you need to visit.....KIM

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bombshell Stamps is starting World Cardmaking Day Early...

We already have challenges posted at the
Bombshell Stamps forum with more to follow.

Mine is for today.

My challenge is an inspiration challenge. I actually want you to use the following paper as your inspiration.
You can find this paper and matching items in my ARTFIRE store




It's Prima's Pulse. I am not giving any suggestions....I want to see what you get from it, I am not even posting my new card yet....but I thought this one fit in pretty well.
There are prizes to be won...and fun to be had.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bombshell September Sketch

It's getting close to Day of the Dead (well close enough for me)
So, I used this opportunity to pull out my skull stamps.



Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Postcard Art

What a fun challenge this week at Sunday Postcard Art.
Thanks Nicole for the heads up!!

1950′s Pin-ups
Hello Bombshell Stamps!!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Feeling a little "W"itchy

These couple of pages in my art journal feature Gauche Alchemy and Bombshell stamps products.
The journaling reads:
This broom is not for sweeping and this pot is not for cooking your dinner. 

We all know that Bombshell witches have better things to do.

It is an art journal without the purpose of being neat and beautiful.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Bombshell Stamps - The New Design Team

First off I want to say how excited and privileged I am
to be part of the Design Team at Bombshell Stamps again.
Bombshell Stamps is THE coolest stamp company.
I had a few stamps before then, but Bombshell got me addicted
(wait...maybe I should be mad at Bombshell......)

There are some other wonderful returning Bombshells, a few new faces.
Check them out HERE.

Then go to the Bombshell forum and see the new challenges for September. 
Think about joining in, and winning some prizes also!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Need some Inspiration?

Try the Better Living Through Scrapbooking blog.
The challenge is up for you to create something with an inspirational saying.
Check out what's up there, then join in on the fun.

I made a card for this one.


I got to use the great new Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Collection !!!
The cardstock is from Discount Cardstock

LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bombshell - Gauche Alchemy Blog Hop "Some Like it Hot, Hot, Hot"

This is going to be an amazing hop, glad you are joining us.
You get to see some work by not only the usual
Bombshell Stamps group,
but also from the Gauche Alchemy DT.
If you find any broken links in the hop, just come back here and pick up the next one.
***Also don't forget...there are prizes from Bombshell Stamps and
 Gauche Alchemy and all you need to do is leave some love along the hop!

Because we had an even more diverse group,
we had even more "wiggle" room on this month's hop.

The title of this hop is insprited by the movie
"Some like it Hot" and the song "Hot, Hot, Hot"
and our blazing hot summer!

So I suggested:
Summer themes
Flames on the Hot Rod stamps
…and of course Summer colors

I also suggested that if you have Gauche Alchemy kits...
try Banana Hammock, Lady Marmalade
 or Scarlett Red Fever.

I decided I had enough heat and used the movie
"Some Like it Hot" for my piece.
Marilyn Monroe.... of course a Bombshell.
 
I wanted my Bombshell to look almost like
a comic book character,
so I didn't color her in this time.
The clothes were cut on a Cricut using the SCAL program
and the files from Bombshell Stamps.
 
The embellishments are all from Gauche Alchemy kits.
The ribbon and sewing pattern were used to wrap up some items
I received from them.
  The other items came from the following kits:
Blue Slush
It's All Gravy and
Purple People eater
(the white ticket had purple ribbon around it)
 
Train picture - internet
Stamps:Bombshell Stamps (Bombshell Angel)
            Clear & Simple Stamps Traveller set (Wish You Were Here).
Adhesive: Beacon adhesive.
Chalk & Ink: Ranger distressing ink (antique linen)
                     Colorbox Fluid Chalk (Prussian Blue)

Okay you have a lot of hopping to do,
so you had better get movin'.




Kas <----You are Here
Gauche Alchemy
Kelli
AnitaMarie
Maggi
Katie
Cheryl
Angel
Erika
Kathi
Pam
Meredith
Merdrey Chew
Yvonne
Steph
Carmen
Alaine
Alison

Monday, August 23, 2010

Packing tape transfer

Did you see the coolr packing tape transfer pieces over at the Gauche Alchemy blog??

BUT....Did you know that you can use color xeroxes as well??

Here is a tag I made using the same technique but with a color xerox.  I also used plenty of Gauche Alchemy products too!!!  Something from each color kit and the Wholly Sheets.

Updates on Groups, Hops, etc...

We all have some UGLY paper, or paper that we just aren't as happy with as when we bought it.
Here's your chance to use it.  Go over to the Better Living Through Scrapbooking blog.
There are some great prompts for this week's challenge. The design team reveal is up, so check it out HERE

Also....
Wednesday is a combined bloghop with Bombshell Stamps and Gauche Alchemy.  There are a lot of people participating so it should be a LOT of fun.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Have you done a layout yet???

For Better Living Through Scrapbooking? There are some really interesting challenges up right now and a new one being posted tomorrow! Stop by and let see what you have done!

Here is a layout that I did for photo-less challenge.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

OK revisting projects as I clean today....

Most of these projects are old, but fun never the less!
No reason for this blog, just sorting through pics and projects.

The first is just an altered clipboard I made for my
Clothing Designer daughter. 
I added clips at the bottom for ribbons, drawings, etc..



The name of this project is "How do U measure time". 
The pics and rock are from a great hike we went on.
It is hard to see but the pictures are staggered out inside the cigar box. 
Sometimes you just have to take the day off and go!
This wine bottle made a great display for a fun picture from Italy.

Have any of those ordinary glass vases hanging around?