Sunday, February 28, 2010

Crazy Hambo Challenge!

For the March Hogs and Sketches Challenge, the folks at Hambo Stamps are shakin' it up! This time, we didn't have a layout sketch to go by, we had a set of parameters! What do I mean by that? Monica asked each member of the Design Team one question and then took all of those pieces and combined them for our challenge! What a cool idea! Card size, favorite color, favorite technique, favorite embellishment...they are all there!

Here was the challenge:
Card Size: 4.25 x 5.5 (portrait or landscape)
Colors to Use: Red and Purple
Technique: Paper Piecing
Embellishment: Dew Drops

I was jammin until I ran into the purple/red color combo. I like both, but I rarely use those together! I guess the Red Hat Ladies will be lovin it! So join us on the challege for March! I had fun and so should you! You just might be the winner of some cool Hambo goodies!

Copic Colors Used:
Red: R22, R24, R27
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Leaves: YG11, YG13, YG17
Sky: B91

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Dirt. The Whole Dirt...and nothing but the Dirt.

I have always loved this image and saying ever since I found Hambo Stamps. I can't believe I have never used it on a card! This is a great "best friend" kinda card so you can catch up! It doesn't show up too good in this picture but I actually colored a second image and popped it up. This isn't any old is DIMENSIONAL DIRT! LOL

Copic Colors Used:
Dirt: E31, E33, E35, E37
Handle: R22, R24, R27
Shovel: C00, C0, C1

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Crockin' Party

This new stamp by Hambo is F•U•N!!! For some reason I love coloring green reptilian things...perhaps it is my love of the YG Copic color combo YG11, YG13 and YG17. He just looks so cheery and the kinda critter you want to party down with!!! They have a great new saying that would go great with this stamp too..."Crack a Smile Crocodile." That would be such a fun thing to cheer someone up! I found the cute palm tree button somewhere and thought it would be cute with this one.

Copic Colors Used:
Crock: YG11, YG13, YG17
Hat/Glass: R02, R05, R08
Umbrella: B01, B05

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Eye of the Beholder

This card features 2 new stamps that Hambo Stamps will be releasing soon...Aerobic Pig and the "Booty" saying! What fun these images are..I can think of so many fun ways to use them. I couldn't resist using one of their new digital backgrounds for Ms. Piggy to dance around in....I thought it was a fun play on words. I can't think of a better place for her to strut her booty!

Since I used so many colors on this one, I am grouping my choices by color family...
Copic Colors Used:
Browns: E31, E33, E35
Greens: YG11, YG13, YG17
Blues: B00, B02, B04
Reds: R32, R35, R37
Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y15
Grays: C0, C1, C3, C5
Oranges: YR00, YR02, YR04
Purples: V01, V12, V15
Pinks: R81, R83, R85
Background: C00
Floor: C0, C1, C3
Piggy: R000, R01, R11, R20
Leggings: YG00, YG01, YG03
Leotard: V01, V12, V14

Monday, February 8, 2010

American GothPig

Hambo Stamps has some new stamps arriving soon and I am IN LOVE with all of them! This is a peek at one of the new images and sentiments that they will have available for purchase soon...

I have always been a fan of the painting "American Gothic" and this cute piggy version is a scream. I decided to pretend it was hanging in a gallery to give it the honor it deserves.

Copic Colors Used:

Pigs: R000, R01, R11, R20
Overalls/Blouse: BG01, BG02, BG05
Jacket: E51, E53, E55, E57
Apron: E40, E41, E42
Shirt: W00
Hair/Hoof: C3, C5, C7
Pitchfork: C00, C0, C2
House: Y0000, Y000
Trim/Roof: W00, W0
Shrubs: YG11, YG13, YG17
Sky: B0000, B000
Frame: BG02

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Are You Ready for a Super Bowl Sale????

Because Hambo Stamps has a special fondness for PIGskin, they are celebrating Super Bowl Weekend (February 6 & 7) by offering 30% off ALL in-stock regular-priced stamps (rubber & digital) and cling cushion! (The discount will not apply to stamps on their "Retiring" page which is already discounted a minimum of 50%) Quantities of the designs are limited, so all orders will be filled in the order in which they're received.

PLUS - They are offering a chance to win your entire order FREE! When you place your order, give them your best guess as to the FINAL point total of the game - that is, the total of points that both teams have scored, added together. The first person to guess the exact total or come closest will receive their stamps free of charge! Please note that while the 30% off sale runs for two entire days, only orders received prior to kick-off will be in the running for the free stamps.

Just follow this link for all of the sale specifics and to get started! Super Bowl Sale

Now with all that said...

I am a HUGE football fan, so in honor of the Super Bowl, I have used the Hambo Stamps "Football Boy" to create my own special work of art! I took the stamp and used my "mirror image" flat stamp so I could use two of them facing each other and colored them up to reflect the two teams playing.

I have been wanting to try the "recessed window" technique I saw on Splitcoast some time ago and thought it would be perfect for this card. I took some liberties to change the window opening/card size, so I hope you enjoy!

Copic Colors Used:

Indy Uniform:
Jersey: B21, B24, B26, B29
Football: E31, E33, E35, E37
Hair: Y23, YR23, E33
Skin: E0000, E000, E00

Saints Uniform:
Jersey: E50, E51, E53, E55
Cleats/Helmet: C3, C5, C7, Black 100
Hair: E13, E17, E19
Football: E31, E33, E35, E37
Skin: E0000, E000, E00

Friday, February 5, 2010


I am VERY behind on posting. With the exception of the summer months, this is the busiest time of the year for me at work. I have one more long trip ahead and then I am home for a while! Yippeee!

Below is a card I made for the 5th Hambo "Hogs and Sketches" challenge. Hop on over and check out the other samples from my fellow DT members and join in on the fun! Monica and Tim will make it worth your time to play along!!!! You will find the details and deadlines on the official challenge site.

This adorable little dino (complete with cap) is one of their new digital stamps and I just had to give him a try!

Copic Colors Used:
Dino Body: G21, G24, G94
Toes/Spine: B91, B93, B95
Cap: E41, E43, E44