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Monday 30 May 2011

A soft card in white & pink

Hi there everyone!
This is my first post in Bombshell´s blog,
and I choose to show you a soft white/pink card
with this lovely "Girl´s Ruin"

I´ve used a lot of crackle paint. I really LOOOVE
white crackle paint.

Well, that´s all for now!
Thanks for looking.
Big hugs from Milo

Thursday 26 May 2011

Blog Hop Recap and an inadvertent omission!

So, what did you all think of yesterday's blog hop? I don't know about you all, but I was totally blown away by all the amazing art. Who knew that Bombshell's pin-ups could be "Gothed Up" in so many different ways?

We inadvertently omitted Ms. May from the blog hop roll call, so here's a direct LINK to her project so you can leave her some love.

Wednesday 25 May 2011

May Hump Day Hop!!!

It's finally time! Time for the very first Hump Day Hop that I (Alison) have organized! I am a little nervous, but I am quite sure that all of the fabulous projects that you see today will overshadow any little err's I may have made! ;)

I thought that I would kick things off in a way that was very...me. So for those of you that know me, this particular challenge won't be much of a surprise. It's time to...Goth up Your Bombshells! Let's break out the heavy eyeliner, dark, edgy clothes and let's turn those beautiful pinups into creatures of the night! Don't forget to draw some tats and chokers on to your girls too! We're going to dress 'em up Alison style!

This is going to be fun for sure! Here is the complete hop list. Please be sure to stop by all of the awesome participants and leave them some love. Have a happy Hump day!

Monday 23 May 2011

Last Chance to sign up for the May Hop!

Hello Again! Alison here, reminding you that today is the last day to sign up for this month's Hump Day Hop which will be taking place this Wednesday. The theme is to Goth up Your Bombshells! To sign up, please visit this link HERE. I do hope that you sign up...and at the very least, that you will hop along with us on Wednesday! See you then!!!

Sunday 22 May 2011

How DID She Make Those Roses? A Tutorial Guide

I showed this card a while ago and everyone wanted to know how I made my roses... Here Goes:
1. I punched 5 flower shapes from some pretty heavy card stock that you can get from any demonstrator.

Next, stack them up so that the petals are staggered

Using a needle tool, pierce a hole in the flower stack and secure with a brad.
Then get that baby wet... you can mist it... OR...

Dunk it! Whichever method you choose, you will need to make sure that the petals are wet through all the layers, so even if you dunk, you may want to mist each layer. DO NOT OVER WET!

Layer by layer, crinkle and smoosh the petals and arrange how you would like them. Note that if you are using some dark colored cardstock... the color may bleed... so don't wear your wedding gown while doing this project.
I sprayed my roses with smooch spritz and here is the finished look. The color of the flower will return and lighten when it dries... I recommend overnight. Secure to card with large glue dot or whichever adhesive you have that works best for you! I have put these flowers on hair clips that i have made for my daughter and they are a hit! Enjoy and if you have any questions... Please ask,I am glad to help!

Saturday 21 May 2011

Weekend Challenge!!!

Greetings Bombshell fans!!! Alison here with a weekend challenge for you! As you all (should) know...this Wednesday marks the start of the resurrection of our monthly blog hops! And I really want to start them off with a bang! This hop's theme is "Goth up Your Bombshells!"

So...have you signed up yet? Have you made your project yet? Let me give you the kick in the pants you just may need... ;) Even if you haven't signed up yet, make a "gothed up" project. Just do it. Then, you can sign up after it's done. But you only have until Monday!!! So go sit outside with your pencils, Copics, or paints....color up those Bombshell hotties, and make something super rad for the hop! But be sure to sign up by Monday to be included!

Let's hop and be hopped together! Have a great weekend!

Thursday 19 May 2011

Breaking News!!!

Bombshell has just released two new Koi-themed stamp sets for pre-order!!! The Koi Tattoo set features an intricate Koi fish, waves, and a sentiment. The Lotus Garden set has lotus flowers, Koi, and water ripples.

Here they are:

Koi Tattoo set

Lotus Garden set

More importantly, sales from these sets will be donated to Japan's relief! $5 from the purchase of this stamp set will be donated to Japan's Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Together we can rebuild homes and lift spirits.

Plus, Bombshell Stamps has a booth at Rubberstamp Chat's Virtual Convention, that starts today and runs through Monday, May 23rd . You might want to check it out. Ju$t $ayin'. *grin*

Wednesday 18 May 2011

Ms. May's Challenge

Hi yall! I'm so excited to be Miss May! For this month I choose linens and lace to be the theme. For this challenge I made a cute little card for my hubby who will be turning 40 this month GASP! I think linens and lace sounds catchy but really any fabric and ribbon is acceptable just have fun with it. lol

For this card I stamped this little cutie Bombshell Angel with Tuxedo Black Memento and colored her in with copic markers. Then I blinged her out with liquid pearls for her necklace, her flower, her dress, and her bracelet. Using the same stamp set I made my own pattern paper (I love doing that these days) I also inked up the white paper with vintage photo distress ink from Tim Holtz.

Thank you so much for checking in and please play along. I cant wait to see what everyone does with fabric (I LOVE fabric)

Here's her take on the challenge:

Here are some other fabulous projects from the dt.

Kathi's Leather & Lace card:

We'd love to have you play along. Add your project to the Inlinkz below for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

Monday 16 May 2011

My take on the May Sketch

Hi there everyone! Sorry I have not been around a whole lot lately... (My computer decided it didnt want to be my friend lately...) It feels great to be back and in full force!! SO! New computer, and so I figured I should make my first post be MY TAKE ON THE MAY SKETCH!

If youre a viewer of the facebook fan page, then you may have seen the beautiful ROSE!

I hope you all enjoy!

Sunday 15 May 2011

Meet Ms. May

Raven Baca is Ms. May. She's relatively new to Bombshell Stamps, so read the interview to get to know her a bit better!

1. Brief info about yourself, including your name, where you live, your family (if you want), etc.
My name is Raven Baca, I live in the beautiful Southwest. I am a sahmommy of four beautiful babies. My hubby and I have been together FOREVER lol. No not really only 11 years.

2. How long have you been stamping and/or crafting?
I have been stamping for about two years now, but I have been crafty my entire life. I used to play with yarn (knitting and crochet.) I've always drawn and sketched and done artsy type of things. Now I'm addicted to paper and stamps!

3. What are your favorite Bombshell sets and why?
My favorite Bombshell set is the Bombshell Angel set. I think the entire set is so versatile. I love the things that you can make with it.

4. What kind of projects do you like to do?
love doing everything really. I am currently nto making jewelry, art journals, and mixed media type of things. I have also recently gotten back into creating scrapbook pages.

5. What are your favorite coloring mediums?
Well my FAVORITE is acylic paint. And I would have had that as my challenge but Miss March Beat me to it lol. I also like oil pastels and copics. I like getting paint on my hands and clothes though so paint is my all time favorite.

6. Describe your crafting "style".
Ew. This question is hard for me. I don't really have a style. I change what I'm doing daily just based on my mood and the time constraints I may or may not have. I am drawn to vintage these days and things along the lines of messy. lol

7. Describe your crafting process. Do you start with a stamp set? A sketch? A technique you want to use?
I think the crafting process is extremely therapeutic. Sometimes I will go in with a plan but normally I end up changing it by the end. I love my projects when I don't go in with a plan at all. I am NOT a clean crafter. I envy those of you who are. When I start I get out everything and then it takes years to put it all away.

8. Do you have any other hobbies?
I have too many hobbies I'm banned from searching for new ones online and in the stores! LOL! The sad part is that I'm being serious. I LOVE learning and I truly believe that knowledge is key, so anything that I can get my hands on I want to try. I paint, draw, write, scrapbook, make cards, make jewelry, do photography (one of my faves), hike, camp, love fishing, knit, crochet, and read like a mad woman. Those are my primary hobbies. See what I mean?

9. Free for all including little facts, etc. about you.
I can't really think of anything else. I like being true to myself. That's one big thing about me and I love being free to change my mind daily. My favorite color is always something different. I love that.

Here's some art from Raven:

If you want to see more, visit her blog!

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Tuesday 10 May 2011

1 Layer Wonder & Homeward Bound

Hi All,
Rachael here brining you a super easy card.
I'm addicted to paper crafts, but sometimes, when I don't have a lot of time to spend on cards, I like to throw something together with not  lot of layers. It helps when I haven't crafted in a while and want instant gratification. So here's my 1 Layer Wonder!
And a few weeks ago I was putting together an easel card, finished it, but got busy with life, so I wasn't able to post it. Anwyays, here it is now!
Hope you enjoyed these!

Saturday 7 May 2011

My Take OnThe May Sketch Challenge

I love this set and I made a card for the May Sketch Challenge and I wanted to share it with y'all. I used my favorite set, Homeward Bound, and colored it with copic markers. I made the Designer Paper for the background by stamping the Mariners Star and embossing it with clear EP. It kept it subtle and added some fun texture! I love the fun sentiment and the brads seemed to work with this whole look. Pleas take a look at the challenge that can be found here and play along with us! We would love to see what you create!
Thanks for popping in!

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Monthly Blog Hops are Back! May's Hop Challenge

Greetings! Alison here! It is with great pleasure that I get to announce to you that I am the new Bombshell Stamps Hump Day Hottie (that title was given to me)! I get to take over where the fabulous Kas left off, and bring you a new Bombshell Stamps Hump Day challenge each and every month. The Bombshell Hump Day Hop will happen on the last Wednesday of every month. This month, the Hop is on May 25th.
So...would you like to know what the theme is for this month???
Those of you that know me may not be all that suprised with my first theme. For those of me that don't really know me...let's take a brief step into my world. It's time to...

Goth up your Bombshells!!!Yup! Let's break out the heavy eyeliner, dark, edgy clothes and let's turn those beautiful pinups into creatures of the night! Don't forget to draw some tats and chokers on to your girls too! We're going to dress 'em up Alison style!
Would you like to join us???

It's easy! Pop on over to the Bombshell Stamps forum, go to "The Casino," and there you will find "The Winner's Circle." Click on May Blog Hop (stickied at the top of the page), and sign up! Please be sure to add your blog address to your post. You can sign up for this hop until Monday, May 23rd. The rest of the details will be found in the thread. I really hope you'll play along. It's going to be lots of fun seeing what everyone comes up with. So break out your blacks, purples, and reds and let's get goth!

Monday 2 May 2011

Hot Mama

  Whoa! Hot Mama!  This card is for my little sis, another real life bombshell and the mother of 6 children.  She still looks gorgeous after all those children.  I think this card looks just like her.  I used my Bombshell Angel for this image.  She is so fun and versatile.  My sis is also a vintage queen so I tried for a little bit of a vintage look on this card.

Sunday 1 May 2011


Today I made this butterfly card with the resist technique.The text backgroundstamp is a Serendipity stamp,and the butterfly is a Bombshell stamp of the Butterfly Queen set. As you can see on the pictures,I quite often have a great watching assistant.....not always easy working with him.....