Friday, April 1, 2011

“Go Ahead! Laugh At Us!” Blog Hop

Welcome to the “Go Ahead, Laugh at Us!” Hambo Stamps Blog Hop! The Bacon Bits are here to help you start your month off right with a little April Fools laughter and fun.

If you arrived here from Talk to the Ham (Hambo's Blog), you are in the right place. If not, you will want to start back at the beginning at the Hambo blog – TALK TO THE HAM. We don’t want you to miss anything!

There will be all kinds of surprises hiding on the blogs today, so be sure to leave some comment love as you “hoof it” around the hop. One lucky commenter on the mystery hop will be in hog heaven and win a $15 gift certificate to Hambo Stamps! In addition, one lucky winner who posts to my blog will win a free digi stamp of your choosing! We love comments anytime, but the deadline for prize entries is Sunday, April 3 by 12 Midnight CST.

My card today is made with "Magnifying Glass" and "Caught a Bug" stamps from Hambo. I also used some of their delicious May Arts Ribbons: Light Blue Grosgrain, Celery Sheer Pinstripe, and Lavender Satin.


I wish you could see the cute magnifying glass...I took a piece of clear acetate and cut out the center and replaced it with the acetate. I popped it up and it looks really 3-D! I used my favorite white gel pen to create some faux stitching and a fun scalloped border punch from Martha Stewart.

Copic Colors Used:
Magnifying Glass: C4, C5, C7; 100
Handle: B000, B00, B02
Hand: E0000, E000, E00
Worm: YG11, YG13, YG17
Tongue: R32, R35

Before you head on over to the next blog, I have a fact for you about pigs...Since I am now a bacon bit, I have been trying to elevate my knowledge about my fellow swine....Did you know that pigs are #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants? That confirms that my fellow bacon bits are a group of smart folks!

Next up on the hop is Christy over at Inklings and Yarns. You will love what she has to show you today!

To make sure you don't miss any of the Blog Hop links, below are the participants:

Talk to the Ham (Monica)
Melissa (You are HERE!)
Christy

Silke

Karin

Hannah

Joy

Libby

Judy

41 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

Love your ribbons under the magnifying glass! Awesome job!

Karin said...

I love the dimention your image has and I adore how the ribbons match the shape of the sentiment :)

Silli said...

hehehe... this is so funny, love your card Melissa, love the ribbons too...

Jennifer {jennifer-g} said...

Fabulous and fun! I bet the magnifying glass rocks. It's so fun to come up with cool things like that for projects! Great card.

Laura said...

This is what I love about the stamps-they make you giggle! Thanks for sharing your card.
Pigs #4 in intelligence eh? My mom always wanted a potbelly pig. Maybe if she was armed with that info my dad would have conceded-lol

Imke said...

Ohhh Melissa, this is such a fun image and your color choice is great !

Hannah Clark said...

I love that image! This is such a cute card!

Lillian Child said...

I am SO glad I found the Hambo Stamps blog, as you guys just crack me up! I adore cards that can make me smile out loud, and yours definitely does. Thanks so much for sharing your humor with us. And I am a new follower to your blog. So very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Vicky Gould said...

Oh my gosh, this is sooo cute!

Monica Hunter said...

It looks like we were on the save wavelength with our stamp choices! LOL I love how you colored this image, and like everyone else, love how you incorporated the ribbon.

I always wanted a pig for a pet when I was young, and just a couple of nights ago the kids were watching "Milo and Otis" and there were the CUTEST little pigs, and it made me want one all over again! :)

Great job on your card!

Anonymous said...

Nice color combination, Melissa!I love your magnifying glass too!
Suz from MN

Mary G. said...

SO cute! LOVE the way you used the ribbons...great card!

Linda W. said...

I cannot believe I've never tried this magnifying glass trick on a card or layout! You've done an awesome job Melissa - love it!

Hey Hey Paula said...

What a fun card. I love the ribbons & the sentiment is perfect.

Dandi93 said...

terrific card, what a cute bug,love how you did the ribbons

Anita said...

Adorable!

Christy said...

Great minds! You and Monica did such similar things with the magnifying glass. I love the way you used the ribbon, too!

Donna Ells said...

LOL! Very cute, and usually those creepy crawly buggies we never want really do seem to stick their tongues out at us. How can anyone not feel better after receiving this get well card? Love the Hambo images - they always bring a smile!

Donna Clark said...

Love it ! great get well card catchy phrase..

Cheryl said...

Very cute and fun!

Dawn said...

I love the bug making a face. The face actually looks like you are looking through a magnifying glass at it. Great job!

Sincerely, Ree said...

Cute! I'm just getting over a "bug" myself.

Chelsea said...

Cute ... Love this as. Get well card!

Michelle Single said...

Maybe if I would have gotten this card, I could have laughed myself better after this stupid flu I got. Too funny! Love your bright colors too!

Debbie said...

Too fun. This would make anyone feel better. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea R said...

I think I may need to be getting that magnifying glass!!! Love your composition, your choice of colors, and the reiteration of the shape of the ribbons and the phrasing. Excellent!

Alice said...

Always enjoy your cards! I love the bug and the magnifying glass, as well as the whole design.

Jacki Marie said...

This is really cute, Melissa. The dimension is genius!

Pat said...

Love this card!! I'll have to link it to a future challenge on one of my yahoo groups. Thanks for sharing!!

Ann said...

What a great card!! I love how you did the magnifying glass!

Yolanda said...

Perfect get well card sentiment and image. I like the white dots inside your punched scallop.

AllisonG said...

I love how you made the part of the image under the magnifying glass bigger - what attention to detail! Thanks for sharing your creation.

http://allisonscreations.blogspot.com

Paula S. said...

Too cute, that face is adorable. What a really fun card!

DQ said...

Love the use of all the ribbon, and magnifying glass! Great card

Dolores A. said...

Soooo cute and clever with the magnifier! Thanks for sharing the story too:))

Marge said...

Thanks for telling us what Copics you used. It makes it easier to scraplift it. LOL

Anonymous said...

awesome card, love your use of the magnifying glass!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Melissa, your magnifying glass is really cute and funny (I love the digi & the sentiment)! I'm so glad I found Hambo, the Hoedown and the Bacon Bits! I didn't know that about pigs: TFS!

andyjay said...

Really super cute! You are the most awesomest colorer, too! Great cards on your blog!

cindymlee said...

I just love this little germ. He reminds me of that other you have.

kurlygirl said...

This is so cute! Love your colors.