Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Flower


A co-worker recently had a birthday and this was the card I made for her.  I used a digital stamp from a new company I ran across recently.  The Wax Fruit Company has some nice images and I especially loved this gerber daisy one.  It is part of a trio of stamps.  I used the small one and then put them together to form a full flower.  I had a blast coloring this one.    I used two of my new Copic colors and LOVE the result!  The paper is from a new collection by My Mind's Eye and the ribbons were from my stash. 

Copic Colors Used:
Flower Petals: RV000, RV63, RV66
Center: YG21, YG23; Y35
Background: BF0000

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Nursery Rhyme Fun

Welcome to the last Hambo Hoedown for May!  This week I got to play with the cool new Moonscape Background Digi stamp from Hambo Stamps!  Our challenge is to use this background and also use texture somewhere on the card. 

I decided to do a fun card featuring the moonscape and their adorable farm cow digi.  I kept thinking that MY cow didn't quite make it OVER the moon...So, instead he had a little accident and kinda crashed into one of the craters on the moon!

For the texture aspect, I used a piece of handmade paper that has splotches of silver paint on it.  I thought it looked a lot like space and the splotches looked like stars, so I went with it!

I have seen some of the other cards made for the challenge this week by the Bacon Bits and you will LOVE THEM!  What a cool group of ladies.  GO BITS!

This is the last week of my tenure as a design team member for the AWESOME Hambo Stamps, but the new Bacon Bits are going to WOW you with their skills starting next month!  I can't wait until the official announcement hits the pig pen!

I have had a blast and will definitely be lurking and participating in future challenges as time allows! HAMBO STAMPS ROCK!!!!!

Copic Colors Used:
Moon: C00-C7
Cow: E30, E31, E33, E35
Bell: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Collar: R22, R24, R27

Friday, May 20, 2011

It's a Hambo Blog Hop!!! Grab Your Popcorn!

Welcome to "Hamming It Up At the Movies" sponsored by Hambo Stamps! Today Hambo customers and the Bacon Bits Design Team are bringing you fun creations that depict movie titles! It might be our favorite movie, or just one that was fun to design. If you arrived here from Yolanda'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 movie-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 25.

As you might have guessed by my creation...I was inspired by the movie E.T. the Extraterrestrial.  Now I am a pretty big sci-fi nut, so this was a no-brainer for me.  I love the little boy on the phone (Bad Connection Digi) and it came to me in a flash.  I thought I was pretty darn creative if I must say so myself!

Now dance on over to Dawn's Blog for another great movie scene!  In case you need a road map, below are all the blog links in order...Consider it your bloggin GPS!  Shout out to all of the Bacon Bits and all the Guest Bacon Bits...can I call them Crumbles???

Melissa-- YOU ARE HERE!!
NEXT UP ===> Dawn !


Copic Colors Used:
Pants: E53, E55, E57
Shirt: B91, B93, B95
Phone: E40, E41, E42, E43
Hair: Y23, YR23
Skin: E0000, E000, E00
Shoes: B91, B93

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mystery Stamper Hoedown this Week!

Okay Hoedown Dancers! is time to play a game this week! Your mission is to guess which Bacon Bit designed each of the sample cards for this week's Hoedown! Go on over to the Hambo Hoedown Challenge Blog and tell us who you think created each of the cards.

Everyone with the correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a prize! Winners will be announced on May 25th, so do-si-do on over to the blog and do some sleuthing! I DARE YOU!

Don't forget to come back to my blog on Friday, May 20th for our blog hop "Hamming it at the Movies." I have seen some of the creative cards created by the Bacon Bits and we will also be featuring some guest Bacon Bits as well!!! I know I had a blast coming up with my idea, so you will have to join us!!!

Also, Hambo Stamps will be participating in a Virtual Stamping Convention, so you need to head over to the Hambo Blog on Thursday for more details! Sounds like lots of fun!!!!

In case you couldn't guess....MY CARD WAS.........

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Up...Up...and AWAY!

It's Hambo Hoedown time! This week we have this cute Balloon Girl digi and sentiment to play with! I have never been up in a hot air balloon and will never get into one (fear of heights), but this girl looks like she is having fun!!!

If you didn't play along last week, you can purchase this goodie for yourself over at Hambo Stamps...

You will love the samples made by the Bacon Bits!

I love this whimsical DP from K & Co. It has sparkles and much fun!

Don't forget that there is a Design Team call for Hambo Stamps and you will want to come visit on May 20th as we do a Blog Hop! See you then!!!

Copic Colors Used:
Reds: R22, R24, R27, R29
Oranges: YR12, YR14, YR15
Greens: YG21, YG23, YG25
Pinks: RV21, RV23, RV25
Blues: BG10, BG11
Hair: Y23, YR23, E33

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hambo Goes to the Movies!

It’s a Hambo Blog Hop! And you can join us!

Our jammin’ theme is “Hamming it Up At the Movies.” Using any Hambo image, either rubber or digital, create a project that represents and depicts a movie title! Maybe it’s your favorite movie, or maybe it’s one that you don’t even like! Whatever it is, we want to see your movie creations!

The hop is scheduled for Friday, May 20, and is set to go live at 7:00 AM CST. All blog hop posts must stay at the top of the page for that whole day. A prize will be awarded to the customer whose movie-themed creation tickles the Bacon Bits’ fancy in a hammin’ jammin’ way! The winner will be announced on the Hoedown blog, as well as on the Hambo blog on Wednesday, May 25.

If you are interested in participating, please email Judy at hambodesignteam[at] by 11:00 PM CST on Wednesday, May 11. The blog hop order will be emailed to you on May 16.

Sample blog copy for the hop will be available after you sign up, if you desire to use it.

Come to the movies with us!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Can you believe it is May already??? It is Hambo Hoedown time again! This week is all about respecting the chicken! Your challenge is to use this whimsical chicken as well as dots and stripes! My chicken was lonely, so I decided to add two more and have a party! They are here to say "HAY"! I kept this one super simple so the chickens were the focus. the paper is from the Abbey Road Collection by My Mind's Eye. I just love their papers...

I was having problems cutting out his tootsies...I almost amputated him several times! If you didn't play along last week, you can get this cutie from Hambo Stamps to play along this week!

Wait until you see the fun cards the Bacon Bits have to share this week! Such a fun group of ladies! They are having a design team call, so if you would like to join them, check out the Hambo Blog for details! They are a great bunch of folks to work with, so you should gussy up a few cards and send 'em in!

Copic colors Used:
Chickens: C00
Comb: R32, R35, #37
Beak/Feet: Y32, Y35, Y38