Wednesday, August 31, 2011


OLD!!  hahaha!!  I love this stamp set.  It is so funny.  If you are looking for funny, then Hambo has what you need.  Head on over and check out their humorous sentiments. 

Stamps:  Hambo:  Getting Old
Paper:  White, Black, DCWV
Ink:  Stazon
Accessories:  ribbon, primas, bling

Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


....It's time for another Hoedown! It is all about primary colors this week.  And, check out the **NEW** Stamp!  That's right!  Hambo has some new rubbah and this is just one of several images and many funny new sentiments.  You can see them ALL HERE!!!

On to my cute little card.  I decided to go small and square this week, with just the pop of primary colors.  I used markers to color my image and nestabilities to cut him out.  Inside reads:  A birthday is coming right for you!  Love it and perfect for your little scout or any little boy cards you want to create.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Additional Info...
STAMPS:  Hambo:  Scout & Look Out Sentiment
PAPER:  black, white, red, yellow, blue
INK:  markers
TOOLS:  oval punches, nestabilities, swiss dots embossing folder

Friday, August 19, 2011


Lately, I haven't had any desire to stamp or create or clean or well, just about anything.  This is pretty indicative of this time of year.  The end of summer always makes me want to drag my feet, cross my arms and pout.  I don't want it to be over.  I love being home everyday with my kids.  I love corn on the cob.  I love stamping the day away.  I love swimming... you catch my drift.  So, when my sweet and super-talented friend Anne asked me to join her in making sample for today's Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoaststampers, I was ecstatic.  I took one look at the Patina website and loved it.  I had a hard time picking just one piece - so I made two!
The first thing I made was this card.  I was inspired by this Teal Botanical Pillow.

Next, I made a mixed media frame.I was inspired by this Green Tube Vase. Everytime I saw it I thought of some crayon art that I saw on Pinterest. I decided to combine the  two to create this mixed media frame.
I melted the crayons with an embossing gun, added some orange, silk poppies, bling and stamped that cute little bee.

Thanks for looking. I hope you can join us today with this challenge!! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Get Your Hambo On...

I'm back for another Hambo Hoedown - Yeeeeeee Haw!  This week, Judy challenged us to use a scoring tool on our cards.  I LOVE the way this looks and often forget this technique when stamping.  I decided that since Monica is starting with a 'Best in Show' award for the stamper who best represents this challenge, I had to use Trophy Sheep - #3201 for today's challenge.  Look at this cute lil' sheep.  I just love it! 

For the card, I used my scor-pal and bone folder to score deep ridges diagonally across my card base.  I can't wait to see all of the creative goodness everyone comes up with this week for the Hoedown.  So, pull out your favorite Hambo stamps and score tool, then get busy!

Details about my card...
Stamps:  HAMBO - Trophy Sheep #3201, 4 Ewe Sentiment #3205
Paper:  Georgia Pacific white card base, everything else SU!
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, SU! markers
Embellishments:  SU! Chocolate Chip ribbon
Tools:  Scor-Pal, bone folder, nestabilities, oval punches

Thank you for stopping by ... hope to see you at the Hoedown!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Give Peas a Chance...

I decided to try my hand at a Z-fold card.  I used some new Hambo to make it and loved how it turned out.. Here are the deets...

Thanks for stopping by...

Stamps: HAMBO
Paper: SU! cardstock, dp
Ink: stazon, SU! dye inks
Accessories: aqua painter, ribbon, nestability, SU! punches, primas, brads 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday, Monica!

 It's a Surprise Birthday Hop for Monica Hunter! Monica is the owner of Hambo Stamps and tomorrow is her birthday. A few of us got together and decided to throw a little surprise party for her, and we would like you to join us! If you arrived here via Jenn Cochran's blog (the beginning of this blog hop), you are in the right place.  Every birthday has to have presents, and this one has one for you! One random hopper that completes the hop will receive a Hambo Birthday surprise! The winner will be announced at the Hambo Hoedown on Wednesday, August 17.

My project was made using the Hambo Mushrooms (#2902) on the outside and Real Fun-Gal (#2909) sentiment on the inside.  I stamped my image with Jet Black Stazon ink colored with an aquapainter and dye inks.  I went around the outline of the image with a Sakura JellyRoll Clear Star pen for a little shimmer.  I added some Dot Sparkerlers in silver by Stampendous to the mushrooms.

Additional Info:
Stamps:  HAMBO:  Mushrooms & Real Fun Gal
Paper:  Bazzil turquoise cardstock, BasicGrey Patterened Paper: Urban Prarie/Weather Vane, SU! chocolate chip cardstock, Georgia Pacific white cardstock
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon, Various SU!
Accessories:  Stampendous Dot Sparklers Silver, Recollections Rhinestones, Prima Flower, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Sakura Jellyroll Clear Star Pen
Tools:  EK Success Border Punch

Happy Birthday, Monica!  Hope you have a fabulous, fun-filled day!!

Now on to Leslie Hanna's blog!

Saturday, August 6, 2011


I'm ready for some cooler weather, how about you?  I made this for a couple of the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges on SplitCoast Stampers.

Thanks for looking...

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


It's time to Hoedown with Hambo Stamps!  Fortoday's challenge,  I used the Party Chicks.  The three elements I also chose to use were:  ribbon, eyelets and punches. 

This is also for Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge and a couple Dare To Get Dirty Challenge.

Thanks for looking and have a Hambo-licious Day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


For the AUG VSN mini..

I love these kind of cards.. I'm not that great with the brayer, so I just used my sponges. Added stickles for stars.

Additional Info
Stamps: SU!: bareback
Paper: cherry cobbler, whiser white
Ink: stazon, Various SU!
Accessories: sponge dauber, circle punch

Monday, August 1, 2011


For the VSN Mini.... my clown's big ol' fake buckle is popped up so much, I think it would cost me about $10.00 to mail this sucker.

You know the type.. wears too much make-up, loud, obnoxious, showing off her fake bling.. wait a minute.. that's me! bwaahahaha!!

Love this image by Art Impressions. Just had to use her.

Additional Info
Stamps: Art Impressions
Paper: yoyo yellow, basic black, patterned paper
Ink: stazon, various SU!
Accessories: aqua painter, punches, ribbon, bling


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