Wednesday, May 30, 2012


What a fun sketch by Deborah for us to try today at the Hoedown..
so grab your favorite Hambo image and get inky. 
We'd love to see what you can do with this sketch!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Well, it is the unofficial start to summer, the pool opened this weekend and well, yeah... I'll be one of those fat-bottomed girls there minus the bikini or 'bequeeny' as my son calls them.

Thanks for looking and here's to a great summer!!

Additional Info
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil: Little Umbrella
Paper: white
Ink: SU!
Accessories: aquapainter, markers, ribbon, crystal effects

Monday, May 28, 2012


I am so happy to share some wonderful news with you!  The July 2012 issue of CardMaker Magazine published one of my cards!! Eeeekkk!  Here is a little peek.  For instructions AND a complete tutorial be sure to get your copy soon if you don't already have a subscription!  Locally, you can find CardMaker at ACMoore and Michaels.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

OWH Sketch BlogHop...

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Sketch Bloghop.

The first card I have to share features HAMBO Stamps: Party Chicks #2701.  I used K&Co Americana Paper stack and solid white and red cardstock.  Ribbon is by Pure Color Essentials.  I added a star brad to the ballon which is cut out and popped up with a dimensional.  The nest has moss adhered with Crystal Effects.  PrismaColor pencils were used to color the image and nestabilites die for the circles. This card uses SKETCH#52.

The next card features an SU! image also colored with PrimsaColor pencils.  Same papers with twine and a silver star charm. This card uses SKETCH#15.

Lastly, is a simple sentiment I received from a friend.  Same papers.  This card uses SKETCH #18 turned upright.

Thanks for stopping by. 
To continue on with the blog, CLICK HERE.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

For the Teachers...

I made these this year for my children's teachers.  I used to create the apples, changed each of them up with color schemes and layouts.  Tagxedo is a website where you can create word clouds with style. 

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Get Well OR Else!

Today's Hoedown Challenge:  Piercing... and LOTS of it!
So, pull out your 'needle' and bring it on. 
My card features Dr. Needle.. Hambo's newest digi
Check out the Hoedown Blog for more deets...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fluffy Kitty

As it turns out, I did have a fluffy little kitty in my stash. This image was sent to me a couple of years ago from a friend who loves kitty cats and bunnies.

I combined the Teapot Challenge with the Color Challenge. I must admit that I won't miss any of these colors, but if I had to chose one, it would be Poppy Parade.

Additional Info
Stamps: Fluffles
Paper: white, concord crush, poppy parade, blushing bride, barfy orange
Accessories: Prisma Pencils, Sakura glitter gel pen, Crystal Effects, embriodery floss, nestabilites, swiss dots embossing folder

Monday, May 21, 2012

No Hour Wasted...

I made this for today's CAS & TLC challenges. I used sponges instead of my brayer and combined SUs Bareback horses with Theresa Momber's Out West sentiment. Added some twine and a silver star charm.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Eye Candy...

Today's Featured Stamper's gallery is truly full of eye candy.  Check it out HERE.  I just love the layers and fresh colors she uses. I chose to case THIS card.  I love the layout.

And here is the same card with different stamp plus silver pearls.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, May 18, 2012

"Channel Surfing" Blog Hop

Welcome to the "Channel Surfing"  Blog Hop sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo customers and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict TV show titles! It might be our favorite show, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from {Mary's Blog} you are in the right place! If not, you might want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog to make sure you are eligible for the hopper prize!
  A prize will be awarded to one participant whose TV-themed creation  tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way!  Another prize will be awarded randomly to a hopper who comments on all the blogs along the way. The winners will  be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo company blog, Talk to the Ham, on  Wednesday, May 23.
Can you guess my TV-themed creation?!?  It's RIVER MONSTERS!!  My kids LOVE that show!  Well, they pretty much love anything on Animal Planet and to tell you the truth, I don't mind watching Jeremy Wade.  I really dig his accent and admire any man who can handle a 100lb fish with his bare hands.  For my card, I used Fisherman.  I paper pieced his boat, hat and fish.  The rest is colored with Prisma Color pencils.  I used some monofilament from which to hang the fish.  It extends all the way down the pole.  I'm afraid it is so thin that you probably can't see it, but it does make for a nice effect on the card in person... and shh, don't tell my husband I plundered his tackle box!  Father's Day is coming up, and this image is perfect for the occasion.
Now dance on over to {Melissa's Creations} for another great TV show!
If you get lost along the way, here is the entire list of hoppers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Monster Yell...

Check out the newest digital image from Hambo:  Monster Yell
The challenge this week is to use this sketch to create your card.
For more details, check out the Hambo Hoedown Blog

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Just Catching Up!

I mean seriously, just how cute is this stamp.  So fun to color!  Check out his hair!!  I just love the hair.  If my son could figure out how to make his look like this, he would.  He loves a good mohawk. 

For the Hoedown Challenge today, we are to use a Hambo image and add some flowers.  Now, I'll bet you expected me to go for my primas, right?!  Tricked ya!  My flowers are attached to that yummy ribbon.  I used PrismaColor pencils to color my image, outlined it with a Copic marker, then fussy cut it out.  I used some simple dp with a small repeating design from the same paper pack.  Everything was matted with a solid dark brown and popped up with some foam dots. 

Stamp by HAMBO:  Catching Butterflies 

Now pull out your favorite Hambo rubber or digital image, grab some flowers and get crafty.  Don't forget to upload to Mr. Linky on the Hoedown Blog.  We want to see what cha got!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

big WISH!

For today's Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


It's a new Bailey image!!  SQUEE!! 
Isn't he adorable!!! 
This week's challenge is to use this bright, cheery color combo:  orange, purple, and hot pink.  Pull out your favorite Hambo image and join us at the Hoedown Blog!!

By the way, if my dogs EVER did this, they would be in some serious trouble.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Hambo Stamps is accepting applications from now until May 16, 2012 for new Design Team Members.

Hambo is looking for designers for the next four-month term: June 1 - September 30, 2012. The new Hambo Team will be announced beginning May 24.

All designers must be comfortable working with rubber and digital images, as each designer will work with rubber for 2 months of their term, and digital images for the other two months of their term.

Please e-mail your application to: by May 16, 2012.
Put Hambo DT Application in the subject line.

Application Information:
Your contact info (full name, address, phone number and email)
Blog or Website Address
SCS Gallery Link
Current/Past Design Teams (You do not need DT experience)

In addition to your blog & gallery links, please attach jpeg photos of three of your best stamped projects. All application items are due by May 16, 2012, 10:00 PM CST. We are looking for designers that can work with deadlines. Hambo is also looking for designers who can follow directions, so please be sure your application contains all requested information.

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