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Wednesday 21 December 2011

Ms December's Mission POSSIBLE

You sit down to open that box of fruitcake your Aunt Zelda sent you AGAIN this year, like she always does. Every year it's the same, boring, fruitcake. But, upon closer inspection you determine one of the cherries doesn't look...quite right.

You notice there is a small, folded note laying in the box, tucked next to the fruitcake.

You unfold it. It reads "Press the cherry, dearie."

So, you do. I mean, after all...it's from Aunt Zelda and although she's known throughout the family as being...eccentric, she's harmless, right? It's not like it's a bomb or anything. *snicker, snicker*

Suddenly, a muffled voice emanates from deep within the cake...only it's not Aunt Zelda's voice. Your eyebrows raise as you listen, intently.

"Greetings and Salutations!! 'Tis I, Torrey--code name 'Ms. December'! I'm here to throw down the creative gauntlet (as it were) and issue the MONTHLY PIN-UP CHALLENGE! It is proving to be quite the HOT TOPIC around the Bombshell water cooler. Here is the 411.
CODE NAME: "Operation Radiator"
"Hot and Steamy--A Steampunk Challenge"

Operation Radiator (should you choose to accept it) requires you to don your super-duper-spifflicator-idea-helmet and conjure up a Steampunk-themed project using your Bombshell stamps!

If y'all have absolutely no idea what "Steampunk" is...then check out the forum HERE and read my very informative posting. It will enlighten you...and, in all hopes, inspire you.

Still not sure whether or not to accept the challenge? Well, let me sweeten the pot by dangling a virtual carrot. There is a prize to be had--a very NICE prize for one lucky participant! IT COULD BE YOU!

This fruitcake will self-destruct in 10 seconds, 9, 8, 7..."

(Uh OH...it actually WAS a bomb!)

So...join us in our Steampunk frenzy!! Be sure to link your project below using the LINKY tool. If you don't have a blog to link to...don't dismay...just post a photo of your entry in the forum on This Thread for a chance to WIN!


Here are some absolutely FaBuLoUs projects from the design team to get you MOTIVATED. I'll start things off with a couple of projects I did...one holiday-themed....one not.

Ms. December (Torrey's) projects
Punked Angel card using Bombshell Angel

Torrey's Steampunk extravaganza tri-fold card


Mary G. used Bombshell Angel and Halloween Costume digi-images to create a wall-hanging:

Alaine made an outfit for Retro Cowgirls and added the hat from Halloween Costume Digi Stamps

GlitteryKatie transformed Rose's Portrait into a Steampunk style Cyborg Queen.

Submissions close on December 31st at midnight EST.


  1. WOW! These projects are all SO fabulus!! I really had fun with this challenge. It took me way out of my norm- and I liked it! :)

  2. Hurray for steampunk! I just ordered some new embossing folders just for this sort of thing. I'll have to get my card in before the end of the month.

  3. Fantastic projects ladies and a great challenge by Torrey!

  4. These are such FAB projects, great inspiration!

    Bombshell Stamps are so unique (love 'em!)- I think I remember seeing them at the Frenzy Stamper in Scottsdale? (love that place!)

    Happy Holidays!

    -pamela :)