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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bombshell March Blog Hop - Metallica-rt 3/31/10

HELLO !!
Shannon, Thank you for the opportunity to be Blog Hop Captain.
Ms. Inky did an awesome job, sorry to see her go!
Welcome to the March Bombshell Blog Hop.  The theme is METAL 
Try using metals in your project.  
Make something on metal, metal accents, metal embellishments, or even "Metal" music...
Your choice just tell us how it fits with the theme.
I have two projects.  With a Dad that loves old cars...
I had to take the opportunity to make him a couple of things for his birthday this month.

This frame is to put a picture of my girls from a car show we went to.



I started with a $1 wooden frame. 
I used silver metallic cardstock and embossed it using my Cuttlebug.
I cut strips and "mitered" the edges.  Then I added a stamped Bombshell image. 
The car is from the Speed Shop set.
I added some green "punchinella" from Gauche Alchemy..
the word and definition of "car" from a vintage dictionary (inked with Tim Holtz distressing ink)..
a couple of cool washers...
and voila....cool Dad present.
Next is his card.

The background was made with a Cuttlebug folder.
The car was stamped on foil tape with Staz-on (love that almond smell)
Then some color was added with Copics.
There are three metal brads at the top and green foil paper behind the Happy Birthday.

Now, how do you win this great prize package below....




Well you can win it by having fun Hopping along.
Here is the list of other participants on today's Blog Hop.
Remember every comment gives you another chance at winning the March Prize Package.
Don't forget you can also enter the Sketch Challenge and the Monthly Challenge for
EVEN MORE chances to win!
 
Kathi
Katie
Terra
MaryG
Steph
Erika
Sy
Angie
BoHoRose
Stempelientje
Cheryl
Cassie
Crafty Saffy
Meredith
QueenBScraps
Cynthia
Patti

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Scrapper's Delight Easter Blog Hop

You should have arrived here from the Scrappers Delight Blog you are on the right path, if not please click on the link to start at the beginning as we'd hate you to miss out any letters. I hope you are inspired by my project and are enjoying the blog hop so far, when you are ready please hop over to ANDRIA'S blog and continue the fun.

1) In celebration of Scrappers Delight's First Birthday and the Easter Holidays we are holding this blog and we have put together some "International Candy" for 2 lucky winners, we also have one chocolate treat for a third lucky winner.

2) You can have a chance at winning the candy by folowing our blog hop and collecting the letters from the eggs the Easter Bunny has lost along the way. Once you have reached the last blog and collected all the letters (some blogs may have 2), unscramble the letters to reveal a well known childrens character. If you wish to be entered into the Easter Egg Draw please also work out which Famous childrens book and film this character appeared in.

3) Following the link from the last blog post your comment on our main DT blog with your answers and a link back to your blog so we can contact the lucky winners. Sign up to the Scrappers Delight Group (please insert link to ning) as we have many give aways and monthly swaps and challenges going on.

4) ****I am also giving out a RAK for one lucky commenter!!  It will be picked randomly!

5) The hop will close on 4th April 2010 and the winners will be announced on 5th April 2010.

This is the Scrappers Delight Hop Candy ......WOW !!!!!



First Prize


22 x 12 by 12 design papers, some embossed, some reversible.
Lilac chiffon ribbon with printed white daisies.
Cream ribbed ribbon with coloured sunburst.
2 wooden dolly embellishments
1 wire butterfly with jewel encrusted wings.
3 new woodmounted sentiment stamps.
60 self adhesive gems (5 colours).
KI memories 6 ice tile embellishments
6 flowers and flourish toppers, glittered and jewelled.
7 leaf and bird toppers.
Tennis embellishments by syntego.
Summertime embellishments by papercellar.
36 x 8 by 8 design papers - My Mind Eye.
1 x Shabby chic journal.
3 x Wire star embellishments.
25 x K & Co Layered Butterfly Accents.
6 x Two-fold fasteners (perfect for scrapbooking and mini albums).
20 x Just the edge cardstock strips

Second Prize
13 x 12 by 12 design papers
11 small gold chiffon bows with jewelled centres.
1 clear mini stamp - birds and flourishes
Dovecraft expressions birthday embellishments.
1 x Mini star punch
2 x wooden dolly embellishments
red and white snowflake design ribbon
K & Co Designer mat pad 18 x 4 by 6 papers.
K & Co Wild Saffron Grand Adhesions 17 embellishments.

Here's a little card to brighten someone's Spring....


The Butterflies are from Bombshell Stamps "Butterfly Queen" set. 
They are stamped on vellum with Staz-on then colored.
Here is my "Egg"

Thursday, March 25, 2010

What have I been doing you ask.....

Well having fun with a surprise.....
Check out these Bombshells....I mean aren't these clothes so cute!!  Bet you wish you had some ! 
(shhhh....keep an eye out at Bombhsell Stamps.....very soon....)


Oh and this...
Thanks to some Bombshell Stamps and some of the goodies from my Gauche Alchemy order.....
Oh and the flowers are Prima "Rebellious"
I used Bombshell Stamps to add to the paper and for the name of my daughter's Halloween costume.
I also used them to embellish two of the flowers.  The skull stamp and the fleur de lis are stamped onto the Prima green flowers.  The rhinestones the paper clip and that cool metallic stuff are from Gauche Alchemy.
The cool metallic stuff is something they like to call Punchinella...look for it there!!
The cool purple glittery skull is from a Halloween swap I did at the "Smeared and Smudged" site.



Monday, March 22, 2010

OWH Blog Hop Post

I used Random.org
There were 71 comments so I entered 1-71 and it says number 29....so off to see who that is....

Saturday, March 20, 2010

OWH - Operation Write Home Springbreak BlogHop !!

Thanks for taking the time to visit me on this BlogHop.  If you happened upon this, please start at the beginning RIGHT HERE that way you won't miss anyone!  There are blog candy on various stops, so make sure to hit them all!

I love making cards for Operation Write Home.  These brave men and women are risking their lives and are kept from their loved ones for long periods of time.  We all know how nice it is to get a card in the mail once in awhile.  Think of how wonderful it would receiving a card from a loved one who is serving overseas.  It is something completely unexpected and might be "just the thing:"

Here is a little "Any Hero" card I made.  They are for servicemen/women that maybe just haven't gotten mail for awhile, or that need a little boost.  I made it for the Scrappers Delight DT.  The image is from Jessica Lynn Original




I will be sending some nice "commenter" some Blog Candy just for leaving me a note!  It is an assortment of papers, ribbons and stickers.  If you do not currently participate in some way with OWH, I hope that you will consider doing so in the future!

Leave me a comment below, and then hop on over to see Loni at LONI'S LIFE
She is quite the crafty person, with a lot of different interests!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Gauche Alchemy Order got here !!!

I feel like Steve Martin with the Phone book in the Jerk!
Well I thought I was going to do something cool and funky...but this little card came in my Scarlet Fever pack.  It read...."If you could change one thing in your life...what would it be?"

Well, that didn't read cool and funky to me.  But, it did inspire me to make this scrapbook page.
I made the tissue flower, look for a tutorial on that soon.



Monday, March 15, 2010

A Copic Challenge

Just wanted to share a card I did for a Copic Marker Challenge
The birds and rose are Bombshell Stamps.  The hearts were made with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment is a rub-on from Crate Paper.  The Green paper is well....unknown, but it came embossed.

Check out this load of blog candy....

If you have never visited Paper Popsicles, now would be the time to do it!



Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gauche Alchemy has a Great Blog Candy Giveaway right now!

There’s some Japanese-English dictionary pages in there, some Chinese text, pages of a vintage book called “My Man Godfrey”, some vintage images from an advertising catalog, some Webster’s dictionary pages, and some encyclopedia pages.

What do you have to do to get it????

You can read about it HERE
Check out their Art Fire store while you are at it.  Great stuff and BEYOND reasonable prices!


Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It was a good day.

The weather was spring like.  I got some great things out doing a thrift store hop, and found the Mod Podge badge to add to my page.  I am going to have fun looking at all my finds this evening, gettin some MOJO !
Oh....we are making smores tonight...outside!  I say that's about as good an end to a day as you can get! 

Here are a couple of Challenges I have done this week....

First off, for Bombshell Stamps I used this card for a sketch and a color challenge
(using pastels for spring)...
The papers are SEI and the Stamps are from the Bombshell Stamps "Butterfly Queen"
I stamped the butterflies on vellum.


Thursday, March 4, 2010

First ever Smeared and Smugdged Bloghop!!

First ever Smeared & Smudged Blog Hop!!!
Sorry I didn't have this up sooner!@!
I used the Bombshell Stamps - Cherry Bomb Stamp.



Here are the blogs to visit!!
Meredith
Kathi
Kas - me
Alex
Kelli
Monica
Alison
Amberlee
Black Dragon
Steph
Michelle
Kymberly
Kymberly
Kymberly
Keely
Lisa
Lynda
Sarah
Jean
Terra

Altered Book - Bombshell Style

Well those of you that know me in "Stamp-land" may not know that I love making altered books!!
So when the Bombshell Challenge by Ms. March was put up.....I was so excited!

The Challenge is called "Booty Log"
and you need to make some sort of altered book, journal, etc..

I decided that I needed a way to catalog my Bombshell Stamps....so I made an altered book catalog.

It is not done, but I wanted to share what I have done so far!!  Keep in mind the pages need a lot more coloring,
embellishments and work!

I started with a great book from the 1920s that had seen better days.
First step.... reinforce the sad spine (it is kind of like mine...hahaha)
Then I glued the pages together and painted the pages white. 
One thing I like to do is look for words on the text that fit with what I am doing and make sure not to paint over them.  This book happened to work well!  I also left the pages with pictures. 
The book was made into a movie in the 20s, and there are pictures from it.

I am waiting for the Bombshell Angel stamps set, and I will stamp the cover with the word "Bombshell" from that set.  It will read " Secrets of a Bombshell Addict "

So, here are some preliminary pics!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Bombshell March Sketch Card & OWH Stars and Stamps Challenge

I just love when a challenge works two different places.  These were similar enough to use the same card...so here goes.

This works for the March Bombshell Sketch Challenge and

Check them both out!!