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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

July 2014 Hump Day Hop: Stars & Stripes

Welcome to the July 2014 Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hop! Alison here, and the theme I chose for this hop was Stars & Stripes. I kept it really open....no flags neessary, but to be sure to use lots of stars and stripes. Below is the full hop list. Please be sure to visit everyone and leave them some love. Happy Hopping!

Bombshell Blog: http://bombshellstamps.blogspot.com
Alison: http://alisonsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com
Alaine: http://missalaineousmosaics.blogspot.com
Kelli: http://www.cajunstampingqueen.blogspot.com

Monday, 28 July 2014

July Muse Monday: Hawaiian Girl- Week 4

Hello Bombshell Fans! It's the final Monday of the month, so this is the last installment of the July Muse Monday featuring Hawaiian Girl. Each month, we feature a different Bombshell Stamp set, and put it on sale! Here's a look at the entire set. Hurry and purchase yours before August begins!
Here's what some of our Design Team created for your viewing pleasure.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Fabulous Friday Tutorial - Bombshell Cork Coasters

Hi Bombshells!

Kim here with a Fabulous Friday Tutorial!  Bombshell Cork Coasters!

Bombshell Stamps - Tiki Party, Hula Girl, Hawaiian Girl
Cork Coasters - 4 pack from a craft store (I purchased mine at Michael's)
Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
Mod Podge
Paint Brush

First stamp the stamps of your choice onto the cork coasters using Tsukineko Memento Ink and let dry completely. I let mine dry overnight.
 Next, color in your stamped images with Copic Markers. I found that light or bright colored Copics worked best, and to only color in parts of some images so the whole image is not lost. Let these completely dry also. Mine took a few hours.
Then apply a coat of Mod Podge with a paint brush only onto the colored/stamped image areas. Let dry completely overnight.
Once they are completely dry, they are ready to use! All you need is a good luau! (Or a good drink!)
Note: I have used my coasters several times and they have held up pretty well. After a few uses some of the color has come off and lightened slightly. I have only used them for outdoor bbq's. These are great if you aren't using them frequently. And they just look cool!!!  If you find that your images are bleeding or the marker is coming off of the coaster you may need to use a thicker coat of Mod Podge or a stronger sealer.

Happy Friday Bombshells!
- Kim

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Challenge Reminder!

Hey Bombshells!

There's still time left!

Come play along with our July Challenges!!! You might just win your very own Bombshell Stamps set!

July Color Challenge
July Sketch Challenge
July Pin-Up Challenge

I created a small card for the Bombshell Stamps Color Challenge this month!  For the color scheme and the rest of the design teams' take on this challenge click here.

I used the "Rosie the Riveter" Digital Stamp Set, Bazzill Cardstock, Spectrum Noir Markers, and a little bit of bling by Nicole.

Spectrum Noir Markers Used:

Happy Crafting!
- Kim

Monday, 21 July 2014

July Muse Monday: Hawaiian Girl- Week 3

Hello! It's time for the 3rd installment of the July Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday. Every Monday, we will be showing off some fun projects using this month' chosen set, Hawaiian Girl. Plus, the set is on sale for the month of July too! So if you don't have it yet, be sure to get it now.
Here are some projects from our DT.


Saturday, 19 July 2014

Seize the Day: ATC

Good morning, friends!  I hope you're all having a great weekend.  Today I have a little ATC to share:

I had bought these little canvas-sized ATC blanks at the craft store and decided to play with them, so I used my acrylic paints to create the background and then dragged the edges through a black ink pad.  I stamped the volcano image from the  Hula Girl set in black and colored with Prismacolor markers and Stickles  The sentiment is a sticker from SRM Stickers.  Peace.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

July Color Challenge

Greetings! Alison here. It's time for the next Bombshell Stamps Color Challenge! This month, like all of the others, I got my color palette from Design Seeds

To play, you need to use at least 3 of the colors from the palette (the more the merrier, though!), and you can only use black, white, and skin tones additionally. I can see many, many of Bombshell's great projects working for this set of colors, can't you? Here's what the DT came up with. I look forward to seeing your entries! 
Kelli using Tattoo Font

Monday, 14 July 2014

July Muse Monday: Hawaiian Girl- Week 2

Greetings! It's time for Week 2 of the July Bombshell Stamps Muse Monday. This month, we are featuring the beachy Hawaiian Girl set.

Take a look at what some of our Design Team members have come up with this week.


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Bombshell's July Sketch Challenge

Here's July's Sketch!

Feel free to take the sketch, flip it, flop it, and make it your own. The only rules are to use the sketch in some recognizable way and to have fun. Enter your project below for the chance to win a fabulous prize.

You don't have to use Bombshell's stamps, but if you do, you'll get an additional chance to win!Use the Inlinkz below to share your project with us!

Here are the Design Team's takes on the sketch!

Kim using Sugar Daddy and Bone Font

Alaine has used Cherry Bomb

Marnie with Love & Luck

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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Ms. July's Island Girl

Hello friends - Bombshell's Ms. July here with a fun Summer card I made using our Hula Girl set and some pretty papers from Authentique.  

This set would be perfect to use for our current July challenge here:
Bombshell:  Sun, Surf, & Sand

Come play along for your chance to win some fabulous Bombshell stamps!  Peace.